There is more evidence for this than I have time to write this morning but lets start with the obvious:
1. Is the west ascending or in decline? It is in decline, the East is ascending. Germany, France, Britain, the United States are all in terminal decline. The west is being overrun by Islamic hordes. There is no debate on this, this is a fact. It is a state sponsored, state protected invasion of the west. Have you seen who the latest candidate for mayor is for London? Read here. <--does like="" look="" p="" revived="" rome="" that="" to="" you="">
2. Lets forget the facts the world is presenting us today of a western (Roman) world in decline. What does the Bible say?
Daniel 9:26 says, “The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary.”
Why do people incorrectly assume it will be revived Rome that takes over the world? They read Dan 9:26 superficially and discard everything else the Bible has to say about the end time kingdom and the anti-Christ. Were most soldiers in the Roman army from Rome? No, the vast majority of "Roman" soldiers were from everywhere else but Rome, they were conscripted from every corner of the empire. According to Josephus, which part of the empire did the "Roman" troops come from that destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D.? SYRIA. They were Syrians.
Not enough proof, no problem. If we cannot trust Josephus perhaps we can trust the Lord our God to specify for us:
Isa 10:12When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, “I will punish the king of Assyria for the willful pride of his heart and the haughty look in his eyes
The Word of the Lord tells us the anti-Christ will be called the Assyrian. Does that sound Roman to you? No it does not. The Word of the Lord tells us in Revelation the future system/kingdom will be called Babylon:
Rev 18:2With a mighty voice he shouted:
“ ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’a
She has become a dwelling for demons
Does that ^^ sound Roman to you? No it does not.
Who did the Lord use to punish a backslidden and apostate Israel in the past? The Assyrian, the Babylonian. Who will the Lord use, once again to punish Israel? The Assyrian, and Babylon.
Proof? Sure, the Bible is full of it but we can start here: Rev 18, Isaiah 10, Isaiah 13, Jeremiah 50-51. The Word of the Lord says it, events in this world are screaming it and yet many people still hold onto the fiction of a revived Rome. Rome is the old order, Babylon is the new order. Don't take my word for it what does the Lord say? What is happening around the world right now before your very eyes? Europe is being invaded by people speaking Arabic, not Latin, nor Italian nor any other western language.....
Was it common for ancient Rome to behead those it opposed? No it was not, crucifixion yes, beheading no. Was/is it common for the Islamic to behead those it opposes? That is their preferred method of killing. And what does the Word of the Lord say?
Rev 20:4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
The evidence in both the Word of God and the world around us is overwhelming. It will be a revived Babylon not a revived Rome that exercises dominion and authority in the last days before our Lord comes back to permanently snatch it out of their hands.
Rev 13:5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.
Why is this important? Because too many people are still asleep mistakenly looking for something that will never arrive. Meanwhile the invading forces of what will be the last earthly empire/kingdom is taking shape before our very eyes. Time is short, thats the point and why this is important. We must treat each day as if it were a gift from our Lord in short supply and not something to be taken for granted.
grace and peace