Last night I watched Jack Van Impe. Over the years I've watched his program a number of times. Some times I agree and other times not so much. I was surprised to hear him say that he has changed his thinking on who the end-time world empire would be. He said it would be composed of a group of European and Islamic countries.
This was based on his study of the feet of the statue in Daniel.
For 16 years I have written about the feet of the statue in Daniel. The Roman empire did indeed encompass Europe and the countries of the Middle East and Northern Africa. Since there are 2 feet on the statue, I believe one foot is comprised of European countries and the second foot is comprised of Islamic counties. History shows us that there were 2 Roman empires. We are very familiar with the Western Roman empire in Italy, but we are less familiar with the Eastern Roman empire that was based in Constantinople.
Last year I posted the following study:
Rome has always been associated with seven hills, but there is another city built on seven hills that has a connection to Rome and it is already playing a large role on the world stage.
Edited version of wiki concerning Constantinople/ Istanbul...
Istanbul (İstanbul), historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey and 3rd largest city proper in the world with a population of 13 million, also making it the largest metropolitan city proper in Europe and the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul is also a megacity as well as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey. The city covers 39 districts of the Istanbul province. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European and on the Asian sides of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. Istanbul is a designated alpha world city.
During its long history, Istanbul had previously served as the capital of the Roman Empire (330–c.395), Byzantine Empire (c.395–1204 & 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). Thereafter, the new Republic of Turkey, moved their capital to Ankara during the Turkish War of Independence. Istanbul was chosen as a European Capital of Culture for 2010 and European Capital of Sports for 2012. The historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.
The historic peninsula is said to be built on seven hills, each topped by an imperial mosque, surrounded by 22 kilometers (14 mi) of city walls; the largest of these hills is the site of Topkapı Palace.
"New Rome (Constantinople) was built on seven hills like the antique Rome by the emperor Constantine the Great. "
My belief is that the statue in Daniel is satan's false counterfeit. It is made to look like a man. Satan always makes counterfeits. Always. My belief is that his counterfeit statue with feet that represent the end-time world empire is a badly distorted image of the church (the body of Christ) and that the feet of Christ's body (the church) is the end-time church. We are the feet of Christ's body. We are the end-time church just like the feet of the statue represent the end-time world empire!