December 23, 2019
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Summary of the Movie
The movie begins with events that occurred after the Great Flood with the descendants of Noah: his son Ham, grandson Cush, granddaughter Semiramis, and great-grandson Nimrod.
Nimrod was a “mighty hunter before the Lord.” His name means “rebellion.” Nimrod was a rebel against God.
And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.Genesis 10:8-12
Nimrod wanted to build the Tower of Babel:
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”Genesis 11:4
According to the historian Josephus, Nimrod wanted to build the tower so that God could not destroy the earth again and he would avenge himself on God:
Before the flood, God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and his thoughts and intentions were only evil.
God put a stop to the building of the tower by confusing the languages so the people would not be able to work together:
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.Genesis 11:7-9
Traditions tell us that Nimrod’s wife, who was also his mother and granddaughter of Noah, was Semiramis.
According to the various legends, Semiramis became pregnant from an adulterous affair while she was married to Nimrod. At around this time, Nimrod was violently killed.
In an effort to retain power and hide her misdeeds, Semiramis made the most audacious claim: She publicly proclaimed that upon Nimrod’s death, he had been resurrected as the god of the sun.
As the son god, Nimrod used his sun rays to inseminate Semiramis. This child was thus considered to be divinely-conceived. The story began to spread out to the rest of the world, and gave rise to sun worship and to numerous counterfeit claims of birth, death, and re-birth.
All of these accounts led to the birth of paganism and the worship of false gods and goddesses. For example, many people believe that the ancient Egyptian story of Isis and Horace was a precursor to the story of Mary and Jesus. There are other examples of this that can be found littered in Norse, Greek, Roman, and Babylonian mythology that predates Christianity.
The stories took place because people knew from Genesis 3 that there would eventually be a virgin birth. After Adam and Eve sinned, God told the serpent that there would be enmity between his seed and her seed. Since the “seed” portion of conception always comes from a man, the enemy knew that this would not be an ordinary seed or ordinary birth.
All of these stories led to the confusion and skepticism about whether or not Jesus Christ is the true Son of God because there are so many stories similar to Christ’s. We must look to Bible prophecy, which records over 2,500 years of history in pin-point accuracy, to determine that God indeed exists and that He is the authentic God of the Bible.
The Prophet Daniel in Babylon
The Book of Daniel was written about 600 years before Christ. The book was written by Daniel and by King Nebuchadnezzar, who wrote chapter four. Daniel was trained as a wise man in Babylon during the time when the Israelite people were being held captive for disobeying God. The king had two very important dreams, and the only person who could interpret them was Daniel, who received the interpretations directly from God. The name “Daniel” means “God is Judge.”
First Dream – The Statue
Nebuchadnezzar’s first dream was about a statue made of various metals that was shattered by a great stone that became an enormous mountain to fill the Earth. God told Daniel that the various metals represented kingdoms which had not yet existed. The head of gold represented King Nebuchadnezzar’s own kingdom of Babylon, and the rest of the statue represented a timeline. A simple examination of history now confirms that the rest of the kingdoms arose and fell exactly as had been explained to Daniel. Daniel made it very clear that God in Heaven reveals secrets and that He alone can interpret dreams.
Second Dream – The Beasts
In addition to the prophecy of the statue, there is a parallel prophecy involving four beasts. The two timelines, the one from the statue and this one about the beasts, line up perfectly! The four beasts are:
a lion with eagle’s wings, which represents Babylon,
a bear with three ribs in its mouth, which represents Medo-Persia,
the leopard with four heads is Greece, and
the diverse beast with ten horns and iron teeth is Rome.
When Daniel considered the horns, what came up among them was another little horn. As we can see from Daniel 7, the horns represent kings or kingdoms:
The three horns that had been plucked up, were the three kingdoms above that became extinct.
The Little Horn
So, who is the “little horn” that speaks great things? It is none other than the papacy. Now we will go through the ten characteristics of the little horn from Daniel 7 that point to this truth:
(1) The little horn will arise from a little kingdom. The Vatican is one of the smallest kingdoms in the world.
(2) The Vatican arose from the ten divided kingdoms of Rome.
(3) Was the papacy established after 486 AD? As indicated below from The History of the Christian Church, it became the supreme power in Christendom in 538 AD:
(4) The papacy indeed uprooted 3 tribal kingdoms: the Heruli, the Ostrogoths, and the Vandals, because they denied the teaching of the church in Rome. Justinian, the Eastern Roman Emperor, ordered the genocide of these three kingdoms.
(5) The Vatican is a diverse kingdom. It is a union of many different churches in many different countries.
(6) The pope is the figure-head.
(7) Does the Vatican blaspheme God? Absolutely.
First, they claim to be God:
Second, they claim that they can forgive sins:
(8) The Roman Catholic Church persecuted and made war with the saints:
The Roman church state shed more Christian blood than any other entity that had existed on Earth via the Inquisition. Over 100 million Christians were killed by the papacy during the period called the “Dark Ages,” when the Bible became illegal. If the papacy caught you with a Bible in those days, you would be immediately taken in for heresy, tortured, and eventually killed.
The prophecies from the statue line up perfectly with history. This is called the historist view of Bible interpretation. The papacy noticed this as well, and saw that they would be discovered. Accordingly, they hired two Jesuit priests in the 1600s to counter the historical truth of Bible prophecy interpretation, and to point people away from identifying the papacy as the antichrist power of Scripture.
The first priest, Francisco Ribera, came up with a futurist interpretation, that the prophecies will be fulfilled way in the future, and that the antichrist will be a man from the Middle East. This opposes what is actually in the Bible, that these prophecies are taking place in parallel to history. We know that this futurist view is a false doctrine.
The second priest, Luis De Alcazar, claimed that the prophecies already happened in the past, with Nero being the antichrist. However, Nero does not fulfill all of the characteristics and descriptions from the Bible. For example, one of the criteria is that the antichrist will rule for 1260 years, and it is impossible for a man to fit this description. This therefore is also a false doctrine. It is very important to note that the current pope, Francis, is the first Jesuit pope.
(9) They will think to change the prophecy and Law of God.
These two are attempts to change the prophecies and Law, not only as above, but also when they changed the day of the Sabbath.
First, they changed the Ten Commandments:
They took out the Law about not creating a graven image. Now it makes more sense! No wonder Moloch is now sitting in Rome!
Secondly, they changed the Law of the Sabbath when they changed it from Saturday to Sunday.
A time in the Bible is a year, times, that’s two years, and the dividing of time is half a year. So this equals three and a half years that the little horn will reign. Three and a half years is 42 months and in the Hebrew calendar, there are only 30 days per month. So 42 months, 30 days each month, is 1260 days. But what is a day a symbol of in Bible prophecy?
A day in Bible prophecy equals a literal year. In Luke 13, Jesus used the same principal:
This was at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. He said He will cast out devils and cure people for three more days and then He will be perfected on the third day. The only thing is He did not cast out devils and cure people for three more days, he did it for three more years, and then at the end He was on the cross and He said, “It is finished.” It is complete. It is perfected. So a day in Bible prophecy equals a literal year.
The papacy officially gained its power and authority from Rome in the year 538 BC, after the three tribes who refused to follow the church had been wiped out. Justinian issued the decree that the church was now the leader of the state. The church became power-hungry and persecuted anyone who did not follow these new laws that were designed to stamp out God’s laws. This is what happens when church and state unite.
In 1798, Napolean Bonparte became sick and tired of taking orders from the papacy, so he sent one of his top generals, General Berthier, to arrest the pope and claim Rome. It had been exactly 1260 years since the church first proclaimed itself as the authority. The church was wounded but would rise again in the future, fulfilling yet another Biblical prophecy, this time by John in the book of Revelation:
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.Revelation 13:3
The beast from the Bible, the “little horn”, is the Roman Catholic Church.
The movie continues with a comparison of the prophecies of Daniel with those found in the Book of Revelation. This brings us to the Island of Patmos, where John received the Book of Revelation.
From Old World to New World
The Book of Revelation was written by the apostle John the Revelator. In this book he describes the visions he had seen while being visited by the Lord at the Island of Patmos.
In Revelation 13, John saw a vision of a beast that rises out of the sea. The beast has seven heads and ten horns.
Then John saw a second beast rise from the earth.
What do these beasts represent? These insights provide us with warnings about events that are soon to take place in the near future. The more we know about these prophecies, the better prepared we will be. These two beasts from Revelation are similar to the beasts we learned about in the Book of Daniel 7, which already gave us the clues to unlock the meaning of the symbols to identify the beast. As we can see from Revelation 13:15, our life depends on this knowledge.
The First Beast of Revelation 13
The same descriptions of the beast from Daniel 7 also appear in the Book of Revelation:
Beast = a political power/kingdom/nation/superpower
Sea = people or a densely populated area
Horn = King/Kingdom/Power
Blasphemy = Claim to be God/Power to forgive sins
The 42 month period here equals to 1260 years, as we saw in Daniel.
What does a dragon represent? In the primary sense, the dragon is the devil:
But there is also a secondary application. The dragon is a beast, and a beast represents a political power or kingdom:
The man child here who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron, and was caught up unto God’s throne is, of course, Jesus Christ. Who wanted to kill Jesus as soon as He was born?
Therefore in the secondary sense, the dragon is also pagan Rome.
What does a sword represent in Bible prophecy?
In the primary sense, the sword is the Word of God, the Bible. However, it is also used as below to represent a civil power:
Now, what is an image in the Bible? An image is a likeness:
What is the Bible definition of “worship?”
Summary of the symbols of Bible prophecy:
As we determined from Daniel 7, the prophecies contained in the Book of Revelation also point to the papacy as the only possible entity that fulfills all of the characteristics of the beast of the sea.
The Second Beast of Revelation 13
Who is this new beast that comes out of the earth? The Bible gives us descriptions that point to who this second beast is:
The second beast differs from the first beast that had ten horns and ten crowns. This new beast only has two horns and no crowns and is a lamb-type beast. The lamb represents Jesus Christ, so this means that the beast represents a Christian power with two Christ-like principals. So, what are the two principals of Christ? The two principals of Christ are to love God and to love your neighbors:
This is why God specifically wrote the commandments on two tablets of stone. The first tablet describes our duty towards God, the religious power or the spiritual kingdom. The second tablet describes our duty towards people, ruled by a civil power or government. God controls the spiritual power and the government holds the civil power. Jesus tells us in Mark 12 that His two principals represent the separation of church and state:
The only entity that fits all of the five characteristics of the second beast is the United States of America, and John told us in Revelation 13 that this beast will begin to speak as a dragon.
The Mark of the Beast
An image is a likeness and the our study of the Bible so far tells us that the United States will make a likeness of the papacy. The papacy was a persecuting superpower that united church and state, and they persecuted Christians who did not obey their commands. These means that the U.S. will also unite church and state and will persecute those who do not obey the commands of this soon-to-be mirror image of the papacy. This is something that has already been slowly happening in recent times.
The Greek word that John uses for a mark is “Charagma”:
So in the Bible, a mark is an imprint or a stamp that indicates ownership.
By reading these verses, we can notice something very particular about the mark of the beast: It is very closely connected to the worship of the beast and his image. Remember, to worship means to bow down to, to prostrate yourself in submission and obedience to the commands of someone religiously.
So, whoever has the mark of the beast in their forehead or in their right hand means that they are worshiping the beast by bowing down to him and submitting to the commandments of the beast, otherwise known as the papacy. It makes sense now why it is called the mark of the beast; this mark indicates ownership so that one can tell who belongs to the beast by the mark given in their forehead or in the right hand.
If the papacy has a mark to indicate who belongs to him, does God also have a mark or signature to determine who belongs to Him?
The word that John uses for seal is Sphragis, which means signet, signature, or a mark that indicates authenticity. So then God also has a mark or a signature, which is His seal that is given in the forehead of those who belong to Him.This means that in the end, people will be divided into two groups based on whether they are carrying the mark of the beast or the seal of God.
The seal is a symbol of authority, and is even used by leaders today. For example, the seal will contain the name of the person, their title, and their territory. How can we recognize the seal of God? We look to the Bible to find out what God’s signature is, and He wrote it with His own hand. His name in this passage is the Lord, his title is Creator, and His territory is heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them:
God did not have to make a seventh day, but He did so that on that day, we could acknowledge who our Creator is and that everything belongs to Him. So by keeping and observing the Sabbath we acknowledge that we belong to God.
Keeping the Sabbath is therefore a day to signify to God that you are His, and this is not just for the Jew because Jesus said:
To worship God is to obey all of his Ten Commandments, and the seventh day Sabbath is God’s seal, and by keeping the Sabbath you are indicating to Him that he is your God and that you belong to Him. So, if the seventh day Sabbath is God’s seal, what then is the mark of the papacy’s authority?
This is a shocking admission. The observance of Sunday’s sacredness in the Sabbath’s stead is the mark of the authority of the papacy. The sacredness of Sunday was first introduced to Christians by Emperor Constantine at around the time that he became the first ever pope. This is contrary to the popular but false belief that Peter was the first pope.
The first day of the week was the day pagans in those times recognized to worship sun gods. They called it the “day of the sun,” or “sun day.” So by observing Sunday instead of God’s Sabbath, we are then worshiping the pope by obeying the commandments of the pope instead of worshiping God by obeying the commandments of God.
Why is the seal of God or the mark of the beast in the forehead or in the hand?
This was talking about the commandments of God. If you skip to verse 8:
The forehead represents our mind, and the hand represents our actions.
So for those who love God, they will put it in their minds to worship God by obeying His commandments including the seventh day Sabbath, and it will show through their actions. And those who worship the papacy in their minds will obey the commandments of the papacy including Sunday sacredness, and it will also show through their actions.
This does not mean that those who observe Sunday already have the mark of the beast.
So America will make a likeness of the papacy and will make a union between church and state, and this church and state should speak. What does a superpower talk about when it speaks? It speaks laws and legislation.
So America will make a union of church and state, and will legislate laws that will force the observance of Sunday sacredness to honor the papacy. Are we on the verge of this today? In almost all 50 states, and in other parts of the world, we have a legislation called the “Blue Laws”, and they are designed to restrict or ban some or all Sunday activities for religious purposes. These laws are already in the books for America and elsewhere in the world.
The pope is pushing for Sunday as a day for family and for finding God. In the Bible, after and Adam and Even were created, God created the Sabbath to rest with His family.
On September 1, 2017, President Trump signed a proclamation declaring that Sunday should be a national day of prayer for the state of Texas after Hurricane Harvey:
So in the end, those who worship and obey the papacy will have to drink the wine of the wrath of God. Immediately after the angel announced this, He announced another scene:
So those who worship the beast and obey his commandments, will fall, and those who worship God and obey His Commandments, will endure and stand at the end. Probation is fast closing.
We have seen prophecy unfold and declared events to take place from Babylon of old, to America of the new world. We also have seen the worship of the sun on the day of the sun being passed down from Babylon to America. Brothers and sisters, friends and family, God gave us prophecy to warn us about the coming crisis because He loves us and He wants to save us.
He wants us to repent and turn to the saving power of Christ. Will you give this a thought? Your eternal life depends on it.
Praise God, always.
The Saturday vs Sunday Sabbath is very important because it ties into what the papacy was doing when they changed the day. It was about contempt and deceit; they used the Sabbath as a weapon to spiritually trick Protestants to follow their laws and not those of the Bible.
Where does that leave us as far as what to do on the Sabbath? The group who created this video suggest that we place Old Testament restrictions on ourselves, and I understand and respect that. I am certainly not saying they are wrong.
However, in my opinion Christians can believe that Jesus Christ is the Sabbath (1)(2)(3). So yes, recognize that the day was changed and why, and make the whole day to just be with Jesus. Every day should be like that! Think of Him, not which version of restrictions you should place on yourself. He wanted to make it easy for the Gentiles to follow Him!
To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.1 Corinthians 9:21-23
Thanks again, School for Prophets, for all of the outstanding work!