Russia, Rome and the United States in Prophecy
Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. 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. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Current Ukraine Situation.
When Bro. Branham was born the Russians were a backwards former Empire, they were taken over by communism in 1918, and finally became the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin.
In 1960 Nikita Kruschev the leader of the Soviets, took off his shoe at the UN and pounded it on the table. Bro. Branham attached a significance to the event. Dwight Eisenhower was president of the US, Eisenhower means Iron, Khruschev means Clay.
61 Notice. Daniel had a vision. The head of gold was Babylon. Watch how that come down. Watch take the history in the Bible, and the next was the breast here of silver: Medes O Persians, the next was brass. Each time it got harder and harder, and it showed that the Gentile image could not stand because gold is the heaviest of all of them, and it was top heavy.
It couldn’t stand and each time from the…The gold was the softest. Then silver is next, and then brass next and then iron was next. Each one of those kingdoms has succeeded one another, just exactly the way the Bible said they would do.
And notice, he said then at the end time before the stone was hewed out of the mountain the image had ten toes.
Now, that would be five on each foot, two big toes. Four and five standing together, and as much as now to see that they were mixed with iron and clay. Now, remember that was the Gentile kingdom. Anyone knows that, that they were iron and clay; they would not mix. In so must as iron and clay won’t mix, neither will these mix or cleave together. They can’t get along.
62 Now, did you notice? Did you know what the name Khrushchev means in Russia? Dirt or clay. He was a heading up of them kingdoms. You know what Eisenhower means, the head of this? Iron. Iron and clay and they couldn’t mix together. He took his shoe and beat it on the…There’s no mixing together. They can’t mix. They won’t cleave one to the other.
Do you see friends? The next thing left is the stone to be cut out, the coming of the Lord, to roll into this image and mash it into pieces, and all these kingdoms will be ground and blowed away like the chaff on a summer’s threshingfloor. We’re at the end time, brother, sister. Can’t you see where we are?
Listen THUS SAITH THE LORD. Repent. I predict three curtains. In the Name of the Lord, there’s one called the Iron Curtain, which will be Russia. Watch Red China. That’ll be the Bamboo Curtain. They’re horrible, but watch that Purple Curtain that’s rising in the United States and over the world, the Roman Empire, the cruelest of all of them. 60-1125 - Conference
William Branham’s 7 visions.
33 “1932.” Listen to this. “As I was on my way, or as I was getting ready to go on my way to church this morning, it came to pass that I fell into a vision. Our services is being held on Meigs Avenue, at the old orphan’s home where Charlie Kern lives in part of the building.”
“And it came to pass, that, while I was in this vision, I seen some dreadful things take place. I speak this in the Name of the Lord.
34 “The President which now is, President Franklin D. Roosevelt,” ... “will cause the whole world to go to war.
And the new dictator of Italy, Mussolini, shall make his first invasion towards Ethiopia. And he will take Ethiopia, but that will be his last. He shall come to his end.
35 “We will be in war with Germany. Watch Russia. Now, that, see, Communism, Nazism, and Fascism. Watch Russia, but that is not the main one to watch.
36 “It shall also…has been an evil thing done in this country, they have permitted women to vote. This is a woman’s nation, and she will pollute this nation as Eve did Eden.” Now you see why I’m hammering the way I do? I got THUS SAITH THE LORD. “In her voting, she will elect the wrong person.
37 “The Americans will take a great beating at a place that Germany will build, which will be a great wall built of concrete,” the Maginot Line, eleven years before it was ever built, “but finally they will be victors.
38 “Then when these women help elect the wrong person, then I seen a great woman rise up in the United States, well-dressed and beautiful, but cruel in heart. She will either guide or lead this nation to ruination.” I got, in parenthesis, “(Perhaps, Catholic church).
39 “Also, science will progress, especially in the mechanical world. Automobiles will continue to get like egg-shape. Finally they will build one that won’t need a steering wheel.” They’ve got it now. “It will be controlled by some other power.
40 “Then I seen the United States as one smoldering, burnt-over place. It will be near the end.” 60-1113 - Condemnation By Representation
America is shown as a continuation of the iron or Roman power. Eisenhower represented Rome, Kruschev represented Communism. East vs. West.
Throughout history, ancient Rome has been widely discussed, praised, and emulated. No one has done so more enthusiastically than America’s founding fathers. They were enamored with Rome’s unique form of government, which had supposedly preserved liberty for hundreds of years. The Founders lavished praise upon Roman heroes who defended their government from tyranny in the Republic’s turbulent final days.
America, the 2nd Beast, represented with Rome by Iron.
Revelation 13 1-10 is the first Beast, pagan and papal Rome.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
45 There is coming a time upon, in this nation, to where this nation is going to exercise all the power that the beast had before it, which was pagan Rome when it become papal Rome, see, that this nation will do that.
46 Revelation 13 plainly explains it. “The lamb come up out of the earth. The other beast come up out of water,” thickness and multitudes of people. This lamb come up where there were no people. A lamb represents a religion. The Lamb of God…And, remember, it spoke like a lamb. It was a lamb.
47 And then, after a while, it be-…received power, and spoke like a dragon; and exercised all the dragon, power the dragon had before him. And the dragon is “Rome,” always.
So don’t you see? Roman denomination; “a mark,” Protestant denomination; “a image unto the beast,” making a power that’ll force all Protestants, like a union. You’ll have to be into this Council of Churches, or you won’t be able to have fellowship.
48 Well, it’s practically that way now. You can’t go to a church and preach unless you have a fellowship card or some identification. And now, on persons like ourselves, we’re going to be cut out of all that, altogether, that’s exactly, ’cause they won’t be able to do it.
49 It’s tightening. And then when that time comes, and the press comes to a place to where you’re pressed out, then watch what I’m fixing to tell you in a few minutes. Watch the Third Pull then, see, and it’ll be absolutely to the total lost, but it will be for the Bride and the Church. 63-1229E - Look Away To Jesus
The Press is on right now.
And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
309 Exactly what it done! That’s what Daniel said this antichrist would do. He will fit the people’s place. Yes, it’ll fit their menu for this day, for the churches. For, in this church age, they don’t want the Word, Christ, but they want church.
The first thing, they don’t ask you if you’re a Christian. “What church you belong to? What church?” They don’t want Christ, the Word. You go, tell them about the Word and how to straighten up, they don’t want That. They want something, just live any way they want to, and still belong to church and obtain their testimony.
So, he fits the menu just exactly. And, remember, he was finally called “she,” in the Bible, and she was a prostitute and had daughters. Just fits the bill of the day, what the people wants. There it is. 63-0318 - The First Seal
It ain’t the robin that pecks on the apple that hurts it, it’s the worm at the core. I ain’t scared of Russia’s atomic bombs. No, indeed. Why, our own rottenness is what is killing us. 62-0708 - A Super Sign
22 The word of the little lamb that rose up in Revelation 13, a lamb. Two little…Probably a little horn—civil and ecclesiastical power. But after is lamb, freedom of religion and so forth. But after while, he spake like a beast, like the dragon, and exercised all the power the dragon did before him, a bitter religious persecution. We’re nearing that time.
You remember, Church, that you’re living in the best day that you’ve ever will live in, right now, until Jesus comes. It shall gradually…Not gradually, but rapidly get worse and worse.
When Russia goes down there to get that oil, look out. That’s all she needs. That’s what the prophet said it would do. And we’re ready for it then. 51-0502 - The Angel Of The Lord
(If this is the beginning of that war, Russia won’t stop until they reach Israel)
(Watch Russia King of the North)
How many has heard me just say, just wave that over, over? The old-timers, you see, back in the early part of the church. Just stand there and wave it over and over, “Watch Russia, the king of the North! See, what he would do, for all those isms will heap up into Russia.” 60-1211E - The Laodicean Church Age
And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
100 Now, Daniel is given this assurance at the end of the Gentile dispensation. Read the…when you go home, and tomorrow, read the 11th chapter. You can see how the king of the north is coming down, which is nothing else but Russia, coming down to press against it, like a whirlwind.
And the great Battle of Armageddon will be fought right there near the gates of Jerusalem. 55-0109E - Beginning And Ending Of The Gentile Dispensation
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
(These spirits manifested when the Seals were opened. Spirits similar to the three isms. A Trinity)
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Revelation 17 and 18 is the judgment of the great whore and her daughters.
And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
Followed by the 3rd coming of Christ on a white horse.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
(There won’t be any logistical problems with this army)
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
He’s King over all of these other kings. Our victory is sure. We will be taken to meet Him in a moment and a twinkling of an eye.
When the redeemed are gathering in.