DIG: Why is this not the revised Roman Empire? What form will it take?
The next three events leading up to the Tribulation are a review from the Times of the Gentiles. The fourth beast is the fourth kingdom that will appear on the earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The second birth pain leading up to the Great Tribulation is the development of a one world government. The Fourth Gentile Empire continues until it devours the entire world. The Roman Empire cannot fulfill this prophecy. One cannot even say that Rome conquered the whole known world, for even that is not true. See Au – The Fourth Beast: The One World Government Stage, for a review of this dramatic stage. The exact nature of this government is unknown. It will be in the form of imperialism, of course, but whether it will be the United Nations or specific world leaders we do not know. But what we do know is this, a one world government will develop and will devour the whole earth.
The Teaching Ministry of Jay Mack 2006-2017