world powers 4. Curing one of the heads of the beast

NKJV (Revelation 13: 3) 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.

Where heads of state or people are fully seized  by building an empire of power, there is no room for charity. Such was the case with the ‘Roman’ head of the wild beast.

However, in the fifth century the imperialist Western Roman Empire fell apart as a result of acquired wealth, decadence and bad governance. Vandals, Huns, Ostrogoth’s, Visigoths, Arabs and Egyptians attacked the empire from all sides and it ceased to exist. The ‘Roman’ head was therewith  mortally wounded.

Curing the head (Rev. 13: 3) can thus be interpreted, as imperialism (the extension of power) was  continued after many centuries by the Western countries.

From 1415 Portuguese and from 1492 Spaniards traveled by sea to the shores of West Africa, islands in the Atlantic, America, and from 1498 they reached by sea the areas in Asia. Until 1870, the European influence in Asia and Africa was still relatively low. Europeans limited themselves to the founding of trading colonies in coastal areas. In the period after 1870 this changed dramatically. This territorial expansion (imperialism) by European powers was made possible by large-scale industrialization and a dramatic increase in technical, military and economic knowledge. By 1900 Britain had the largest colonial possession in the world and one quarter of total world population was British citizen. (source Wikipedia partially)

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world powers 3. The seventh king, the American Empire

NKJV (Revelation 17: 10) 10 There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time

If the sixth king (according to the census of Revelation) represents the Roman Empire, the seventh king is undisputed the American empire. This former colony derived its power to an enormous military potential. However, this empire will remain only a short time (Rev. 17:10)

America is becoming a problem. For decades it was the stability for Europe in the Cold War, but now that battle has been won convincingly, balance is likely to be hit. With the image of the “axis of evil” America has given itself a license to act as world policeman, and after the attacks of September 11, 2001, America has actually declared war on all the unwelcome elements. (Emmanuel Todd – World Power America).

The current financial situation of the seventh king:

With the printing of paper money there was initially arrested a callable gold supply that represented all printed paper money  and could be accessed. Later on, the choice was made for fractional reserve banking. Because the gold was hardly claimed by redeeming paper money this has also been left and there is no longer reserve. Confidence in the currency consists of confidence in the economy, a floating currency follows.

The U.S. debt is about 14,300 billion and the ceiling is on August 2  2011 increased to 16,400 billion dollars. The British newspaper Financial Times reported Feb. 2  2011 that the Federal Reserve, the U.S. central bank, has overtaken China  as the largest owner of U.S. debt or government bonds. The Federal Reserve has $ 1600 billion dollars in bonds.

Officially, China is the largest foreign creditor of the United States, with approximately $ 1,160 billion in debt. Japan has about 907 billion government bonds. This huge debt can put pressure on the dollar.

The central banks including the Fed, are practically around the world funded by private bankers. There has been much criticism to the central banks because they have pumped  trillions into the economy during the recent crisis of 2008. A statement about the former chairman of the Fed, Mr. Greenspan: “The Fed is an independent agency, there is no government which can overrule actions that we take.”

According to researchers, the credit exposure of the Rothschild’s covers “half the wealth of the world “.

The entire financial system is thus controlled by private bankers.

For America the Chinese technology is particularly threatening. Because of their current financial situation and because their technological advantage fades, the power for the seventh king decreases.

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world powers 2. The sixth king, the Roman Republic

Democracy:

The oldest known democracy was that of Cleisthenes in Athens in ancient Greece, although it did not strongly resemble of that what we now propose by the word democracy. So were women, slaves, metoiken (strangers, “inmates”) and poor in Athens not decision-making. Source: Wikipedia

Organization of the Roman Republic:

The Roman Republic was originated in 509 BC according to tradition, when the last king of Rome was expelled. To make sure that from that moment a person could never have a long period the power of Rome, the Senate was chosen. The Senate consisted of patricians (aristocracy), the original families from the city-state Rome.

At the time of the Roman Republic, from the Latin “res publica” what something means like the public realm (nation), the Senate was at the height of his power and was the only administrative and governing body. Besides the Senate there was also a People’s Assembly needed, the Comitium. Laws had to be made by the Senate and approved by the Comitium. Since then, every measure and law came with the abbreviation SPQR: Senatus Populus Que Romanus: The Senate and People of Rome (decided ….).
It was decided to choose annually two consuls. These consuls were no longer than one year in power. The consuls were a kind of uncrowned kings for one year. Over time difficulties arose: The farmers and the common people (the plebs or the plebeians) were tired of their fights for Rome, while their farm work was neglected.

It was decided that the interests of the people were defended in the Senate. There came a number of tribunes, tribuni Plebis in the Senate who had to speak for the people. They had the right of veto. During the “civil wars” in the first century BC, the Senate lost much of its power and status to the warring generals, and especially when they, more or less forced, named Julius Caesar as “dictator for life” . (Partly from source Wikipedia)

Classification of the Roman Empire:

In the Roman Empire was already a cultural divide between the western, Latin part and the by Greek dominated Eastern part. This was partly the cause of the split of the Roman Empire in 395 in the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire, where after  these areas would grow further apart culturally. In the spread of Christianity in Europe outside the (former) Roman empire, areas that became Christianize from Rome – namely Western Europe, most of Central Europe and Scandinavia –  were counted to ‘the West’  and countries that were converted from Constantinople  – such as Russia and Bulgaria – were counted to ‘the East’ . The Western Roman Empire stopped to exist  in 476. (Source Wikipedia)

The imitation of the Roman Republic:

Following the (classical) Roman republic with a representative of the people, this political form of government would be mirrored around the world. In the 18th and 19th centuries the ancient Roman republic served as a model for setting up a republic and is still to be found among others in the United States, where the president is not directly elected by the people but by the electors. These electors are a sort of equivalent of the Roman assembly, and of course, there is the  Senate in the United States. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, this democratic government is also introduced in several countries in Central and Eastern European countries. (Source Wikipedia)

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