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THE GOD OF HEAVEN SPOKE THROUGH DREAMS CONCERNING THE FUTURE …
(Based on Daniel 1-2 and 7, New International Version and BibleGateway.com)
Here is Ken Raggio’s take on the second beast described in Daniel 7 …
Daniel’s SECOND Beast
A Bear With Three Ribs In Its Mouth
by Ken Raggio
Daniel 7:5 – “And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.”
Wikipedia says that “the Russian Bear is a national personification for Russia, used in cartoons and articles at least since the 19th century, and relating alike to Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Union and the present post-Soviet Russia.” It is often used by Westerners, especially Britain and the US, often with the connotation that Russia is “big, brutal and clumsy.” Now, Russians themselves have taken up with the bear image. A bear named “Misha” was Russia’s mascot at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. A bear is the symbol of the United Russia Party, which is a major force in Russian politics. Coincidentally, the NAME of the President elected in 2008, Medvedev, is a form of a word meaning “bear.”
So there is no doubt whatsoever. The bear, in modern times is universally known as RUSSIA.
But here is ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT CLUE that Russia is indeed the bear.
The bear raised itself up on one side and had three ribs in its mouth. THIS EVENT WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN MODERN HISTORY. It was the meeting of the world’s three most powerful nations in YALTA – on the SOUTHERN-MOST SIDE of RUSSIA. Joseph Stalin, Czar of Russia, met with Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States.
The Yalta Conference – 1945 – at the close of WWII
Here is what the prophecy said…
“…it raised up itself on one side, …and THEY SAID thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh,” Daniel 7:5.
In order to bring World War 2 to a close, these three superpowers failed to liberate the nations that the Soviets had recently annexed in war.
As a result, most of the Eastern Block countries became part of the Soviet Socialist Republics – eastern Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Albania and East Germany. The photo below shows the Russian Bear on April 30, 1945, as the Soviets stormed the German Reichstag Parliament building, hoisting the Hammer & Sickle over Berlin, Germany. …
If taking control of SIX NATIONS at one time isn’t “devouring much flesh,” I cannot imagine what would be.
But it was actually worse than that.
The RUSSIAN BEAR devoured FAR MORE THAN EASTERN EUROPE, because Russia birthed a SOCIALIST WORLD GOVERNMENT that day.
FDR had been unbelievably naive about Stalin’s evil intentions, and did not believe Stalin would be so aggressive. Roosevelt’s assistant, Alger Hiss, drafted the CHARTER for the UNITED NATIONS. The impetus for the UNITED NATIONS WAS BORN THAT DAY. The official logo of the UN was patterned after the RUSSIAN LOGO (see graphic).
But in the following months, Alger Hiss was accused and convicted of being a COMMUNIST RUSSIAN SPY. The plan and Charter for the United Nations was created by an agent for Joseph Stalin! In stark reality, the United Nations is a Socialist Global Government!
The Communists not only devoured Eastern Europe after Yalta. They effectively devoured the world, when they created the United Nations! Time will soon tell just what a Socialist tyranny is rising to power at the UN!
If you look at it close enough, you will conclude for yourself that the UNITED NATIONS is a Socialist entity. It was created by Communists, and today is predominantly Socialist from top to bottom. Socialism DEVOURED THE WORLD with the birth of the UNITED NATIONS.
Disclaimer: I do not agree with everything Ken Raggio states in this article, only what I have posted.