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“The Revived Roman Empire”
by Art Sadlier   
June 1st, 2007

Nearly 3.500 years ago God promised Israel in Deuteronomy 28 that He would bless them and make them the head of the Nations if they would obey Him and trust Him. In David’s day it actually happened. God also warned Israel, if they refused to obey and trust Him He would bring awesome chastening upon them, at least for a period of time. That chastening began in the seventh century B.C. Israel was set aside and the gentile nations began to dominate and oppress Israel. Luke 21:24 tells us about that time, “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations; and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the gentiles until the times of the gentiles be fulfilled.” Notice the phrase, “The times of the gentiles”. During these times Israel would be set aside and the gentile nations would be ruling the world, they would have supremacy over the Jews.

In Daniel Chapters 2 and 7 God gave Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel each a vision, these visions brought the same prophetic message. The message told of five great empires which would rule the world during the time that Israel would be set aside, from 586 B.C. until Armageddon. Today the Times of the Gentiles are still in effect as we see the gentile nations still oppressing Israel. In our lifetime we have seen Israel being restored but that restoration is not yet complete.

Only a sovereign God can write history before it happens.

The Bible tells us that Rome would be the fourth empire and that after a long period of time, a fifth empire would rise out of the Roman Empire.

This fifth empire is pictured in Daniel 7:7, "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

We see this fifth and final kingdom as ten horns rising up out of the head of the Roman beast, we refer to it as the Revived Roman Empire. Today the E.U boldly and clearly states that they are the Revived Roman Empire.

Notice what Daniel’s prophecy said would happen to the Roman Empire. Daniel 2:40 “And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron, forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things; and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise”. Notice, “as iron that breaketh all these,” this is what Rome did as it came to power in the first century B.C. Then notice “shall it break in pieces.” This breaking up of the Roman Empire began in 486 A.D. However fragments of the Empire of Rome would continue for a long period of time, as indicated by the long legs of Nebuchadnezzar’s image in Daniel 2.

The Roman Empire would continue in the form of the British, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Belgian Empires, all sub Roman empires.

In Dan 2:40 it not only says that the Roman Empire would break in pieces but that it would “bruise”.

I believe this bruising took place after World War II when the Roman sub-empires were forced to give up the Roman colonial system all around the world. Every one of the sub-Roman empires was involved. Immediately after this the E.U. was born as the treaty of Rome was signed in 1958. The E.U. is the embryonic form of the coming Revived Roman Empire. At almost the same time Israel was reborn as a nation in 1948. The stage was set for the last drama of the “Times of the Gentiles” to unfold. Israel soon will be back where she was when God left off dealing with her, under the Roman Empire. When Antichrist comes on the scene, Israel will be under both the Roman Empire and a Roman Emperor.

In Fact it will be the Roman dictator (Antichrist) who will sign a peace treaty which will allow Israel to rebuild the Temple and re-establish the levitical worship.

Bible prophecy lays out the details of this last day’s scenario, toward which our world is rushing:

  • A Peace Treaty for Israel.
  • A World Government
  • A World Church (the Harlot)
  • A Global Economy
  • A Kingdom for Antichrist

All of this will unfold through the Revived Roman Empire.

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