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The Seventh World Power // “There are seven kings: five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet arrived, but when he does arrive he must remain a short while.” (Revelation 17:10) A little over 1,900 years ago, when those words were written, five of the seven “kings,” or political empires, ‘had fallen.’ They were Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece. The expression “one is” referred to Rome. But Rome would not last forever. There would be one more empire, but the prophecy…

Mithridates VI, King of Pontus (c. 134 - 63 BC), claimed Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors. This Greco-Persian king challenged the power of Rome in the first century BC. His followers looked to Mithradates as a savior who would free them from harsh Roman occupation, taxation, exploitation, and slavery. He was feared as a second Hannibal. In 88 BC he massacred 80,000 Roman citizens, and seized Greece and Anatolia. Romans were hated and resented for their oppression and…