It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations (Catcholic) be, that fight against mount Zion.Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.(Isaiah 29:8-10)
The LORD brings the counsel of the Nations to nothing: he makes the devices of the people of none effect.(Psalms 33:10)
The word "catholic" literally means "universal"----the multitude of all the nations
THe Roman Empire is "UNIVERSAL"---Romani Universus--Roman Catcholic--THE AGENT OF DRAGON.
The Caesar of the Roman Empire ruled in All the World in latin is "Universus"(Luke 2:1)
si dimittimus eum sic omnes credent in eum et venient Romani et tollent nostrum et locum et gentem.(John 11:48 Latin Vulgate)
factum est autem in diebus illis exiit edictum a Caesare Augusto ut describeretur universus orbis.(Luke 2:1 Latin Vulgate)
Revelation tells us the beast’s mentor is the dragon or Satan, who gives him power, authority and a ruling throne (verses 2, 4). The dragon works behind the scenes through the beast, and he will not be mentioned much until chapter 20. But we know that he is the one who is responsible for leading the "whole world astray" ( Rev.12:8). We can then define the beast from the sea or the Roman Empire as the agent of the dragon on earth.
The beast is further identified as a political, military, social and economic power of universal proportions, which dominates the world (Rev.13:5-8; 17:3, 7-14). In Revelation, waters stand for nations under the sway of the monster from the deep (Rev.17:15). This would make, says George Ladd, "The Beast to be that which arises out of human civilization itself" (A Commentary on the Revelation of John, p. 177).
The precise term Holy Roman Empire was not used until the 13th century, but the concept of translatio imperii ("transfer of rule") was fundamental to the prestige of the emperor, the notion that he held supreme power inherited from the emperors of Rome.The office of Holy Roman Emperor was traditionally elective, although frequently controlled by dynasties. The German prince-electors, the highest ranking noblemen of the empire, usually elected one of their peers as "King of the Romans", and he would later be crowned emperor by the Pope; the tradition of papal coronations was discontinued in the 16th century.
With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth (Universal) were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries."(Rev.17:2)
The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world's important people. By your magic spell all the nations (universal) were led astray.(Rev.18:23 NIV)
For all nations (universal) have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.(Rev.18:3 KJV)
Question: "What was the Holy Roman Empire?"
Answer:The Holy Roman Empire was a loosely joined union of smaller kingdoms which held power in western and central Europe between A.D. 962 and 1806. It was ruled by a Holy Roman Emperor who oversaw local regions controlled by a variety of kings, dukes, and other officials. The Holy Roman Empire was an attempt to resurrect the Western empire of Rome (Roman empire)
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.(Rev.13:11-12)
Many people confuse the Holy Roman Empire with the Roman Empire that existed during the New Testament period. However, these two empires were different in both time period and location. The Roman Empire (27 B.C. - A.D. 476) was based in Rome (and, later, Constantinople) and controlled nations around the Mediterranean rim, including Israel. The Holy Roman Empire came into existence long after the Roman Empire had collapsed. It had no official capital, but the emperors—usually Germanic kings—ruled from their homelands.
In the fourth century, Christianity was embraced by the emperor and was pronounced the official religion of the Roman Empire. This blending of religion and government led to an uneasy but powerful mix of doctrine and politics. Eventually, power was consolidated in a centralized Roman Catholic Church, the major social institution throughout the Middle Ages. In A.D. 1054, the Eastern Orthodox Church separated from the Western (Roman) Church, in part due to Rome’s centralized leadership under the Pope.
the Holy Roman Empire served as the government over much of Europe for the majority of medieval history. The Roman Catholic Church, melded in a church-state alliance with the emperor, was the major religious entity. The Church encountered numerous changes even as it amassed land and political clout.
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalms 2:1-3)