We are not very far away from the prophecy about the number of the beast.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Rev. 13:16-18
And please be careful with this verse because:
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Rev. 22:18-19
For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
- David Rockefeller
You're a fan of Occum's razor, right? The theory that makes the least amount of assumption is typically the right one. What is a bigger assumption....Yeah it's actually the first if the translations are correct. That's what I've been saying.
A guy wrote a book sometime around 66AD that dealt with things that would happen over 1500 years after his death? Or a guy wrote a book dealing with things that were happening around him at the time he was alive?
A generation is 25 years by most estimations so we've been through over two since Israel became a state. Where are the end times?A generation according to the bible is how long someone lives. For example, joshua lived 110 years. But as I understand it, it's also not described as a set time; it's described as the span of time from birth until death.
The worldwide communication is an interpretation of comments in revelations about the two witnesses being killed by the beast and all the world being there to see it.It doesn't say all the world is there to see it, it just says everyone from all tongues and nations would see it.
The one world government.......is very simply the Roman Empire.That's what it says it is. It's a resurrected roman empire. But it has influence over all nations on earth.
But, the book itself isn't exactly literal. It's full of symbolism and alegory.It's the same with many parts of the bible in general. But in this case it's hard to tell what's literal and what isn't. So by the usage of occam's razor, taking things like '200 million army' and a 'dried up Euphrates' literally would be making the fewest assumptions possible. That is, again, if the translations can be trusted.
Some will live through it, some won't. The world will keep turning. Money and power is what the world is about, always has been. Our time is no different.I believe this quote by Einstein is relevant: