True, Jerusalem is very involved in the future beast empire , and is the future seat of the antichrist's power.
Well, at least we don't disagree on that.
I see the prophecies concerning the 3 cities of Jerusalem, Istanbul, and Rome as very intertwined. Yes the fourth beast is Rome, but the bible hints continuously at another final location of (Western Europe) Rome's Power. Rome MOVES its capital into a small region that is traditionally owned by western Europe, and that place is Israel.
We can see these hints when Rome is the fourth beast of Daniel 7, yet its the "little horn" that rules at the end. Horns are traditionally countries within an empire, or divisions of an empire. Israel was part of the Roman empire in ancient days. It was a region of the Old Eastern Roman empire (Byzantium). It was a region of the newer Islamic Eastern Roman Empire (Ottomans). It was often a territory of Papal Europe during the crusades. It once again fell to western Europe during WW1, and remains an ally of Western Europe to this day.
Israel is the little horn of Rome. So the truth is that the fourth beast is Rome, yet the capital of the West will move to Jerusalem.
The "little horn" Dan.7 prophecy involving the "ten horns" was covered by Christ in Rev.17, making that "little horn" the beast king of Revelation. This is one pointer about the coming Antichrist that has slipped past many of my Christian brethren's thinking, because the coming Antichrist will be a king in Jerusalem. That's the "little horn", and notice his relationship with ending the daily sacrifices and causing the transgression of desolation (i.e., "abomination of desolation" - idol worship).
Read Golitsyn's New Lies For Old and then tell me about Rome and the EU. He said Communists in Russia have had the long-range goal since 1958 to create a one united Socialist-Europe, "from the Atlantic to the Urals." Looks like it's still working. The Insider Prof. Quigley said the western globalists often work with the Communists, and have no problem doing so. Makes sense, they're both after the goal of a one-world government under their power.
Then we have the statue of Daniel 2, where we see three stages to the final iron kingdom of Rome:
1) Roman Empire
2) Split empire (Byzantium/Istanbul and Papal Rome/Europe)
3) Ten toes Rome (a new ten part empire)
Reading about the 8 consecutive empires of Rev 17:10-11 we have the same 3 stages of Rome mentioned. 5 were and one is (Rome):
7th empire (split rome?)
8th empire = 10 part Revelation beast
Now this final beast kingdom of Rome in Rev 17 has ten kings, yet is NOT Rome, because Rome (the prostitute) SITS on the beast, therefore Rome is not the beast. These ten horns and the little horn are located elsewhere, not in western Europe.
where is this ten-horned final power of Rome located? Easy question to anser, revelation 13 says this final beast resembles the leopard. Remember the leopard represents the third beast of Daniel 7 which is Alexander's Empire. This empire was based in Greece and the Middle east.
Conclusion: the fourth beast IS Rome, yet the final manifestation of the power of Western Europe will be in the Middle East. The two part Roman Empire, Europe and Turkey, will set up a new ten part union in the Middle East to reign until Jesus comes. Jerusalem and Istanbul will rule this new Empire.
Definitely agree the 4th beast 'was'... about the Roman empire, a pagan empire, not the same thing as the papal states and Christian foundations involving Rome and Byzantine. Turkey is more closely linked to the area of old Togarmah. It is to align with Russia and its allies (see Ezek.38).
Also see about Tri-Lateralism. The globalists have the goal to divide the earth into 3 parts, 3 unions like the EU. They've had that plan since the '70's when Rockefeller setup Jimmy Carter and Brzezinski as heads over it. I see the ten king division based on that, and then when the little horn arrives, subduing 3 of the kings, which to me suggests taking over their power to put those 3 underneath, the whole looking like a triangle (little horn on top, 3 kings underneath next, and the 7 below them). Thus I believe the "seven heads" (or "seven mountains") essentially mean those 7 kings over the 7 main continents, the whole earth basically, with the Tri-Lateral Commission's other division of 3 unions dividing the earth by the 3 subdued kings, and then the little horn on top over it all. As of this moment, that's the best fit I can make out the globalist's plans compared with the Bible prophecy structure. I think their hidden structure in the U.S. for an American union is still in place, since Jerome Corsi years ago got info released on all the departments that were already created to help bring it about.
Does this two-part power that sets up the beast remind you of anything? What about the second beast of Rev 13? Two little horns and yet controls the world and gives the beast power. This once again refers to the two cities of Istanbul and Rome, because it not likely there are four powerpoints on earth, two described in Daniel 2 and two described in Rev 13. These are separate prophecies about the same two end-time players, Istanbul and Rome. (Turkey and Western Europe)They co-operate to set up Israel as foremost beast (empire) on earth. The antichrist will have authority there for 42 months.
Its a lot to ponder on, but I'm with you that the antichrist rules from Jerusalem, but I also believe Rome (western Europe) remains a major player in making this happen.
I'm not really seeing the Turkey - Europe connection. True Turkey is still a NATO ally today, but that could change since they are after all a Muslim nation. I think the Togarmah pointer is important enough to warrant watching Turkey.
What I see with the "another beast" of Rev.13:11 is the Antichrist, and the role of the false prophet of Rev.19, and the role of the beast king of Rev.17, all in one entity that will set himself up as God, to be worshipped as God. The Antichrist role is really about the 'pseudo-Christ' role Jesus warned of in Matt.24:23-26. Jesus was also a Prophet (The Prophet really). That's why that false one of Rev.13:11 is also called a 'beast', i.e., the "another beast" who has two horns LIKE a lamb (Jesus), but speaks as a dragon (the devil). That's the beast king role of Rev.17. All those roles are in usurping our Lord Jesus Christ's Throne and Crown, His inheritance from The Father via king David. Afterall, our Lord Jesus is King of kings, and Lord of lords too.