Significance of Pope’s UN Visit Seen in Bible’s ‘Rosetta Stone’--Revelation
Like the Rosetta Stone with three languages that helped translate the hieroglyphics, the Bible’s book of Revelation has imagery that helps explain the beasts in the book of Daniel. Doing so also helps to understand why the pope calls the Bible a ‘dangerous book,’ because it identifies the papacy as a major player in end-time deception not seen in Daniel, says Dr. Richard Ruhling, author of The Alpha & Omega Bible Code, offering the following explanation.
Historically, the Protestant reformers held that the ‘little horn’ growing out of the 4th beast that represented the Roman Empire in Daniel 7 was the papacy, based on verse 25, persecuting the saints, changing God’s laws (eliminating the commandment forbidding images and changing the day of worship from Sabbath to Sunday) and claiming the prerogatives of God, says Ruhling.
Revelation’s 13th chapter updates the imagery of the ‘little horn’ to a beast that has assimilated the previous kingdoms—mouth like a lion, feet like a bear, looks like a leopard and has the total of seven head, 10 horns from Daniel 7. This beast had a deadly wound (Protestant Reformation) that healed (not much protest now) and ‘all the world worshiped the dragon (Satan) that gave power to the beast,’ verses 3,4. Lucifer give power to the papacy because they worship him.
Ruhling says “worship” means giving undue worth to something or somebody. Most people credit the pope with being a nice guy—never mind Rome’s history of punishing dissenters when they have the power through governments to do so, which is how Revelation 13 ends, with an image beast, (looks like the papal beast, but it’s ‘New World Order’ with the pope in charge) as suggested by the woman (church) riding the beast in the 17th chapter, according to Ruhling.
So where does the pope’s UN visit fit in Revelation? In the 10th chapter, John was told to eat a ‘little book.’ It was the book of Daniel because of similar imagery to Daniel’s 12th chapter. It was sweet in John’s mouth, but bitter in his belly. ’ Bible historians say this represented the “Great Disappointment” (Google) when 50,000 followed a Baptist preacher, Wm Miller’s explanation of Daniel and expected to be raptured, giving the message, “the Bridegroom comes” in 1844.
They believed the Judgment in Daniel’s 7th chapter was on the Day of Atonement, but they over-looked the context of the ‘great words of the little horn.’ In 1844, the pope didn’t have anything to boast about. Napoleon had taken him prisoner and he died in exile. But last fall, the pope had great words for the UN and it was on the Day of Atonement—the missing ingredient from 1844.
This context fits the words of the Angel in the 10th of Revelation to ‘prophesy again.’ It suggests that the same message, ‘the Bridegroom comes’ is relevant and needs to be widely understood now, but not as a rapture like the Millerites expected, says Ruhling.
God ‘executed judgment’ on Egypt and took His people to a covenant, later saying ‘I am married to you,’ in Jeremiah 3. God regards a covenant relationship as marriage and the apostle Paul included that history as an example for end-times in the 10th chapter of his 1st letter to Corinth.
This information suggests that God will execute judgment on the US as on Egypt, and those who understand the wedding parables will have opportunity for high destiny, according to Ruhling, who offers more information in his book that has mostly 5-star reviews http://amzn.to/1iXKH8n and is free Sat, Sept 3. More also on his website, https://thebridegroomcomes.https://youtu.be/vDKG_WFLUi4