LET THE READER USE DISCERNMENT: THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNSIL RESOLUTION 666
WE ARE IN THE DAYS OF THE DESTRUCTION OF BABYLON THE GREAT
THE UN RESOLUTION NUMBER 666
“Therefore, when you catch sight
of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place (let the reader use discernment), 16 then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains”
The fulfillment of the Downfall and the Destruction of Babylon the Great (Revelation 17:16,18), must be put in perspective with the prophecy of Daniel chapter 11:41-43, the king of south restoring Israel (in 1948). It must be also put in perspective with the prophetical Jesus Christ's statements according the worldwide situation of "Christians" that would
imagine to do the Will of God (in the Restoration of the State of Israel in 1948 (for example)), but they didn't (Matthew 7:21-23). And the prophecy of the Downfall of Babylon, is directly connected with the Worldwide Religious War, begun in 1991.
At the time, this prophetical information of the imminence of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the first siege of the city by the Roman General Cestius Gallus, in 66 C.E. After the historical unexplained withdrawal of the Roman
armies, the Christians, took into account the prophetical information given by Christ, to quickly flee from the city of Jerusalem, even the Roman troops would return four years later (Matthew 24:17,18). Led this time by Titus in 70 C.E., the Roman Armies returned
and they completely destructed the city of Jerusalem and its temple.
Now if you compare, the inspired expression "let the reader use discernment" (Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14), with the expression of Revelation 13:18, "Let
the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast", there is a surprising similarity. That seems to indicate that at the moment we’ll understand what is the “result” of the “number of the wild beast”, we’ll
be in the same situation of the first Christians of Jerusalem, when they “discern” the first siege of Jerusalem in 66 C.E. At this stage of this special understanding, we’ll know that we are very near from the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21,22).
There are several wild beasts in Revelation 13: the dragon who is Satan the devil. This dragon
gives his authority to a first wild beast with 7 heads and 10 horns, which represents the human sovereignty on Earth. There is another wild beast, with a head like a lamb with two horns who exercises all the authority of the first beast. So this second wild
beast is a worldwide power that can only be the United States of America. They have been the inspirers of the Creation of the image of the beast, the third beast, with the aim of a worldwide patriotic worship, which is none other than the United Nations. And
it is in this context that appears the 666 number-name: “This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666” (Revelation 13:18).
Before knowing the important idea of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 666, it is interesting to know that this Resolution 666 has been elaborated within a series of 12 United Nations Security Council Resolutions that would result in
the “fall of Babylon the Great” and the beginning of the destruction of it: “Babylon” that is Iraq (United Nations Security Council Resolutions 660, 661, 662, 664, 665, 666, 667, 669, 670, 674, 677, 678). The general idea of the United Nations
Security Council Resolution 666, is exactly the prophetic expression of Revelation 13:18 that shows the image of the wild beast would have the “authority” by mean the prophet to decide who could “buy and sell”...
The United Nations Security Council Resolution 666 (extract): “United Nations Security Council Resolution 666, adopted on September 13, 1990, after recalling resolutions 661 (1990) and 664
(1990) which discussed the humanitarian situation in Iraq and Kuwait and the detention of nationals from foreign countries, the Council decided to ask the Security Council Committee to determine if humanitarian
needs have arisen and to keep the situation under review. At the same time, it expected Iraq to comply with its obligations under international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention, relating to the safety and detainment of third-state
nationals in Iraq and occupied Kuwait” (Wikipedia United Nations Security Council Resolution 666).
The United Nations Security Council Resolution
661, remembered and in fact, included in the United Nations
Security Council Resolution 666 (extract): “The Council
therefore decided that states should prevent:
(a) the import of all products and commodities originating in Iraq or Kuwait;
(b) any activities by their nationals or in their territories that would promote the export of products originating in Iraq or Kuwait, as well as the transfer of funds
to either country for the purposes of such activities;
(c) the sale of weapons or other military equipment to Iraq and Kuwait, excluding
(d) the availability of funds or other financial or economic resources to either country, or to any commercial, industrial or public
utility operating within them, except for medical or humanitarian purposes” (Wikipedia United Nations Security Council Resolution 661).
Now, we can remember what it is written in Revelation 13:16-18:
“And it puts under compulsion all persons, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the slaves, that they should give these a mark in their right hand or upon their forehead, 17 and that nobody might be able to buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. 18 Here is where wisdom comes in: Let the one that
has intelligence calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number; and its number is six hundred and sixty-six”.
point is this: while Satan the devil created the "image of the beast" with the purpose to fight against the integrity of the Holy Ones (Revelation 20:4), Jehovah
God used this same "image of the beast", through his number-name 666, to fight against Babylon the Great:
"For God put [it] into their hearts to carry out his thought, even to carry out [their] one thought
by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished" (Revelation 17:17).
The United Nations Security Council Resolution 678: The Destruction of Babylon (Iraq) as Fall of Babylon the Great, and the beginning of the period of Destruction of Babylon the Great (Revelation 17:16).
Can we consider that the Destruction of Iraq (Babylon), as the geographical epicenter with worldwide impact, since 1991 until our days, the fulfillment of the prophecy of the “Downfall of Babylon the Great” and
the period of “The Destruction of Babylon the Great”? YES, WE CAN.
Regarding the prophecy of Revelation 17:17,
God gave cryptically the important information WHEN the Bible Student “on the watch” could discern the beginning of this fulfillment: 666
(Revelation 13:18). God gave also, more information linked yo this number, that is the right to decree who “can buy or sell”, exactly what it is written in the UN Resolution 666 (included the Resolution 601), regarding the embargo (Resolution 601)
and to allow to “buy or sell” (Resolution 666).
This fact to “calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666”, is the manner to “discern”
with “insight”, when “God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought”. In Our Modern Days, it represents
our prophetic sign to discern that we are very near of the Great Tribulation (Compare with Matthew 24:15 “let the reader use discernment” and Revelation 13:18 “Let the one who has insight”).
This Downfall of Babylon
(Iraq) begun in January 17th, 1991, and was celebrated by the “prophet” as a victory, in September 11th
1991, as the beginning period of the Destruction of Babylon the Great by coalition of Nations, until our days, and until the beginning of the Great
Tribulation (Revelation 19:1-11).
THE STAGES OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION ACCORDING THE BIBLE
THE LAST ASSAULT OF GOG OF MAGOG AGAINST THE HOLY ONES HAS BEGUN
THE KING OF NORTH AND THE KING OF SOUTH
GOD PUT INTO THEIR HEARTS