12And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings for one hour with the beast. 13These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. – Revelation 17:12-13
Concerning 2 Peter 3:8 many could agree theoretically that one thousand years on the Earth is one day to the Lord. This is speculation at best but if this time frame is accurate, what is one hour to the Lord, and when does this “hour of power” commence for the kings of Revelation 17?
1000 years / 24 hours per day = 41.666 years is equivalent to one hour of received power.
41.6666667 has a familiar characteristic with the Beast of biblical prophecy. If rounded up to 42 it also pertains incredibly with prophetic references to the Beast and the number 42.
5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. – Revelation 13:5
2But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. 3And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days(1260 days/42 Jewish months), clothed in sackcloth. – Revelation 11:2-3
As we studied modern campaigns against Israel a historical moment revealed itself, the Yom Kippur War of 1973-74, where 10 Nations rose to attack Israel in an attempt to stifle their land acquisition. These 10 nations were Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Cuba, Morocco, Libya, and the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was responsible for supplying a vast amount of military support to the Arab coalition.
The United States was supporting Israel during the Yom Kippur War. In response the Arab members of OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, reduced oil production and increased prices, creating an oil embargo against all nations supporting Israel, mainly America. This action by OPEC caused the 1973 oil crisis which was referred to as “the first oil shock”, sending oil prices upwards while putting a significant strain on the political and economic spectrum. The embargo also had a major impact on the U.S. stock market crash of 1973, thus demonstrating Saudi Arabia’s economic power at the time by the control of oil.
With these events an interesting relationship arises between the 10 kings of Revelation 17, the 10 OPEC kings of the Yom Kippur War and mankind’s current mental state of Luciferian acceptance. Leaving yet another coincidence that sets the global stage for the emergence of the Lawless One.
1973-74 + 42 years = 2015-16