The sign of the end times is now. And has been for 2 thousand years, since the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. From the time of King Herod the second, Nero Augustus, Hitler to the now.

One of the signs of the end times is found in the Book of Revelation. Now I don’t want to sound like the Jehovah witnesses, and this is not doom and gloom preaching; But there is something major that happened this weekend which is quite clear and obvious that causes for more in depth insight.

The G-8 was mentioned, as I found out this morning. I believe the Word of God says something about this: According to NBCnews, who had covered this news today, under today’s head lines, “G-8 Leaders push for end to stalled talks.” Now that doesn’t sound impressive as to how this ties into the end-time prophecy of the Holy Word of God.

But as you read on, it cover’s 8 industrialized nations aiming for a breakthrough, in global trades. Brazil and India meet today with the G-8, which, if they do embrace the G-8 community, then they will make up 10 unified nations Remember this]. But this blew me away in the last remaining coverage. At the end, NBC news coverage states:

“Russia has yet to join the WTO: The summit got off to an inauspicious start with the announcement Saturday that negotiations with the U.S.-the last remaining country with which Russia has not signed a deal, had broken down on the questions of sanitary inspections of pork and beef imports from the United States. Russian ministers have suggested, that the deal could eventually be signed in October” – NBC News.

I believe there is more to this than what meets the eye. The Book of Revelation is to be taken literally, and symbolically. These are the key elements to understanding this Holy Book.

Revelation 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea,

The word “sea,” represents multitudes of nations; Which the G-8, deals with the problems of multitudes of nations)

Having seven heads and ten horns and on his heads a blasphemous name.

Revelation 17:7-18 explains the meaning of Revelation 13:1:

Revelation 17:9-13 Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits (Location of these nations). There are also seven kings. Five have fallen (possible future of the EU), one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time.

The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. The ten horns which you saw are ten Kings. Who have received no kingdom as of yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. these are of one mind, and they will give their authority to the beast (the antichrist)

This is more than pork and bean discussions. Next time we’ll deal with why the G-8 are in the food business. For the Bible talks about the antichrist rising into power using food as a tool for gaining allegiance.

I could go on and on, but I don’t want make this too long to read. There are quite remarkable resemblances. Until next time.

Ps…These references of Scripture, has pre-tense and past-tense meaning of literal, as well as symbolic elements.