The book of Daniel in the Bible deals with 4 world kingdoms. Theologians have recognized these as Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome for hundreds of years. All four of these empires rose and fell. However the Roman Empire may have re-emerged in recent times in the form of the US.
If we are indeed in the end of times, the US is the only remaining superpower that dominates the planet who could be a continuation of this fourth empire. The US is an extension and mixture of all previous empires, but different from them in our culture and form of government. It is really just a continuation of the Roman Empire which made Christianity the official state religion under Emperor Constantine. We even have a Senate like ancient Rome. The US may also be the mystery nation in scripture referred to as the Daughter of Babylon (Isaiah 47), a future nation with roots in the ancient Babylonian financial system. We are the only country in the world to be considered a daughter country, being the daughter of England.
So what does the Bible say about this final kingdom? Quoting from the book of Daniel Chapter 7 starting with verse 23: “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it. 24 As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. 26 But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever. 27 Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.’ (NASB)
The establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 was a huge mark on God’s timepiece for end of day’s events. It was at this time that President Truman (1945-53) was in office and served the role of King Cyrus allowing the Jews to return to their homeland and establish the state of Israel. If you list the presidents of the US after President Truman there are 11 presidents with President Obama being the 11th.
List of US Presidents following the establishment of the State of Israel:
1. Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961)
2. John Kennedy (1961-1963)
3. Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969)
4. Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
5. Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
6. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
7. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
8. George HW Bush (1989-1993)
9. William Clinton (1993-2001)
10. George W. Bush (2001-2009)
11. Barak Obama (2009-present)
If this parallels the prophecy of Daniel chapter 7 and Obama is the 11th King of this prophecy, then he will subdue three other kings according to verse 24. Obama has already subdued Mubarak of Egypt and Khadafy of Libya and is currently trying to subdue Assad of Syria. So that part of the prophecy seems also to be on track for fulfillment. The prophecy also states that the 11th King will speak against God and will try to change times and the law. Obama’s campaign and administration has been all about change and pushing an anti-God, anti-bible agenda. In 2011, when he celebrated Hanukah at the white house on December 9th, he joked about celebrating 2 weeks early and said that they didn’t need much of an excuse for a good party. So he had changed the appointed time for the Jewish holiday and then made light of the fact. He was the first US president to celebrate the Jewish holiday intentionally on the wrong date.
The book of Daniel offers further details of this 11th King and his actions in chapter 11. In Daniel 11 starting with verse 29: “At the appointed time he will return and come into the South, but this last time it will not turn out the way it did before. 30 For ships of Kittim will come against him; therefore he will be disheartened and will return and become enraged at the holy covenant and take action; so he will come back and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant. 31 Forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation. 32 By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action. 33 Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days. 34 Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy. 35 Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.
36 “Then the king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done. 37 He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all. 38 But instead he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones and treasures. 39 He will take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign god; he will give great honor to those who acknowledge him and will cause them to rule over the many, and will parcel out land for a price.
40 “At the end time the king of the South will collide with him, and the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, with horsemen and with many ships; and he will enter countries, overflow them and pass through. 41 He will also enter the Beautiful Land, and many countries will fall; but these will be rescued out of his hand: Edom, Moab and the foremost of the sons of Ammon. 42 Then he will stretch out his hand against other countries, and the land of Egypt will not escape. 43 But he will gain control over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the precious things of Egypt; and Libyans and Ethiopians will follow at his heels. 44 But rumors from the East and from the North will disturb him, and he will go forth with great wrath to destroy and annihilate many. 45 He will pitch the tents of his royal pavilion between the seas and the beautiful Holy Mountain; yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him. (NASB)
As can be seen from these passages, the 11th King is anti-God and builds alliances with godlessness and disregards God’s word and law. In verse 31 the King’s own forces destroy the country from within by “desecrating the sanctuary fortress”. He does away with regular sacrifice by limiting free speech and freedom to acknowledge and worship God as people see fit. The majority of people in the US have set up the abomination of desolation in that they look to Obama as the savior instead of God. They have put Obama in the temple of their heart instead of their Creator. In verse 32 we see that the King uses smooth words to turn those that are against the covenant of God towards godlessness. In other words he builds alliances with other groups of people that are anti-Bible. In verse 36 the King does what he pleases and exalts himself. Life is all about the King and he magnifies himself above all.
Initially he will be successful in all that he does. However, in verse 45, the King comes to his end and no one helps him. “His dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever” Daniel 7:26. After that occurs, God’s Kingdom is established. “Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.” Daniel 7:27 (NASB)
The world is being fooled by smooth words and delusion. The King is offering anti-Bible people what they want and what they want to here. He is offering his own people an expanding, entitlement form of government. He is offering the Palestinians the Promised Land for a Palestinian State at the Expense of Israel. Those that are counted among God’s people see with their eyes the identity of the king and are not deceived. Tribulations are here and will worsen like pangs of child birth. Don’t focus on the birth pains but on the baby that is being born which is the Kingdom of God here on earth! May the True Righteous King come speedily in our days and deliver us from the birth pains! The True King will replace the last king of the kingdom of man.