Realization of Prophetic Visions
By Philip Mark Ames
The above mentioned 3 1/2 years
was stated by John as forty-two months. He says that the wild beast will be
given authority to do certain things for forty-two months. During that time, it
continually blasphemes God, His name, His abode, and those dwelling in heaven.
The specific authority granted the wild beast for forty-two months includes
making war with the holy ones or saints, and conquering them. And it is given
authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. And it will be
worshipped by everyone dwelling on earth whose name has not been written in the
Lamb's book of life.
It will be impossible for
anyone in his own strength to fight the wild beast. In fact, all who are meant
for captivity will find no way of escape. If any would use deadly weapons
against the agents of democracy, they themselves will be executed. So the holy
ones will just have to endure whatever befalls them. Their faith in God will be
At this point, it is
necessary to refer to the eleventh chapter of the Revelation. Therein, Jesus
tells John that the nations will trample the holy city for forty-two months.
These are the same months during which the beast enjoys the above described
authority. But during that time, there will be two men prophesying in the name
of God. For 1,260 days, they will prophesy, dressed in sackcloth. They will
have miraculous powers, the same powers which God gave to His ancient prophets
Moses and Elijah. It is my belief that these two men will be the original Moses
and Elijah, restored to life to finish their God-given work. They will have the
authority to shut the first heaven, preventing any rainfall during all the days
of their prophecy. Their preaching will torment people. But if anyone tries to
harm them, the attacker will be killed by fire issuing forth from the mouths of
the two witnesses. But, finally, at the end of their 1,260 days of prophesying,
God will permit the wild beast to make war with them and conquer them and kill
them. (See the eleventh chapter of the Revelation for the rest of the story.)
During those three and one
half years, China
will be the instigator of the worst persecution against God's people. But, the
rest of mankind will not be guiltless. The majority will all be worshipping the
human mind; they will be setting the will of the people above the will of God.
Agents of their seven-headed thought creature will be killing true Christians.
John saw all this and more.
In addition to the dragon
and his child, the wild beast, there is another enemy of truth and
righteousness. It acts as a prophet in behalf of the democratic beast from the
sea. This false prophet has been inspired by Devil King #1, the great cherubic
prince who ruled the ancient Egyptian Empire. He was the invisible god who
directed the building of the Pyramids; they still stand as a marvelous feat of
engineering. What has this devilish designer done lately? He has taken a very
active part in waging war against the seed of God's woman. How? By producing
the earth-born beast, the false prophet.
The full realization of
these prophetic visions requires a forthright disclosure of this beast's
identity and strategy
Written by: Philip Mark
Ames - - - © 1975 Philip Mark Ames. All rights reserved.