When in Rome? Roman History and Daniel 9:26

When in Rome? The extent of anti-Christ’s empire.

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We know a new ‘Roman’ leader, the Antichrist, is coming, but when in Rome? When in Rome, as in what period of Rome’s history does the Bible refer to? The old Roman Empire had many forms, borders changed, so when in Rome? Some recent world events have got me thinking that we may have some new clues.

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Waves Roaring Through Europe – Luke 21

Waves Roaring Through Europe

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There are waves roaring through Europe and the continent is in an uproar – from France to Britain, from Italy to Germany, disunity and strife. Is this a sign that the united Europe experiment is doomed or is this a storm before a deadly calm? Or, in other words, will the prophesied cure be worse than the European complaint?

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‘Holy Grails’ for Christian Youth – 2 Peter 3

‘Holy Grails’ for Christian Youth

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‘Holy grails’ for Christian youth are things that young people can become obsessed about. Things we can be tempted to pursue without godly discernment.

We are not talking about the medieval legend of the holy grail. That is a myth. The Bible puts no importance on the cup that Christ used at the Last Supper. (or on the other cups that He drank from, for that matter). But things can become like a ‘holy grail’ that we chase recklessly.

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Future Assyrian – Isaiah 10

Future Assyrian – Isaiah 10 – Historical Evil Revived

Colored photograph of stone relief showing ancient Assyrian deity. This is a humanoid with wings and eagle's head. Future Assyrian - Isaiah 10.

One of the names for the Antichrist is “the Assyrian”, but he is the future Assyrian. There are a number of influential world leaders today who come from the area of that ancient empire known as Assyria.

Is the prophecy of a type of person or of the racial origin of the Antichrist? There are two strong leaders today who just might fit these descriptions.

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