The reason all of this is so confusing is duality in prophecy. Jesus comes twice, Elijah comes twice, the Abomination that causes Desolation comes twice, with a desolation before Jesus the first time, and again before his return as explained in Daniel 8: and 12 and in Revelation.
So the desolation of Daniel 8:and 12: are the same and are the desolationís spoken of by Jesus in Matthew24 and Revelation. The desolationís of Daniel 9 and Daniel 11 start in 168 BC and continue until Jesus comes and are not the same desolationís as in 8 &12 . When we realise the reality of duality it now becomes easy to see the parallels.
Letís get back to Revelation and we will start at Chapter 1. We already have the general outline of Revelation letís go back and take a closer look and have Jesus explain all those symbols.
1The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants what must soon take place; and he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
Here is clearly defined the Testimony of Jesus, that the saints of Chapter 6 have. It is Jesus' prophecy of Matthew24 "who bore witness to the word of God" The word is Jesus, as John tells us in the first chapter of his Gospel John bore witness to Jesus' prophecies and this revelation of Jesus in the Spirit. The rest of the chapter is fairly self-explanatory and we are told the meaning of the first two symbols the seven stars and the seven lamp stands. The seven stars are the seven angels of the seven churches the seven lamp stands are the seven churches. On to chapter 2:
In this chapter two of the Gods of the trinity God of Forces are mentioned. Baal the Father part of the un-holy trinity of the God of Forces. We are also told that Baal is the seat of Satan's Throne.
12"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: 'The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. 13"'I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; you hold fast my name and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam,who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice immorality.
And Jezebel which is a Hebrew play on the female part of this un-holy trinity, the Harlot of Isaiah 23: Notice how this false religion has the same doctrine as Baal. Revelation 2 continues
18"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: 'The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19"'I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. 20But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and beguiling my servants to practice immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.
Chapter 3 continues on but has no symbols. It talks to the other churches in Asia minor.
Chapter 4 begins with a description of the inner room of Gods Temple in heaven.
There are twenty-four smaller thrones surrounding a centre throne with 24 elders closed in white garments and they have crowns on their head. There have been many interpretations of these elders. What we know for sure is that the Saints are clothed in white garments and they will rule the nations. Anything else is speculation.
Here is another verse that Traditional Christians just pass right by
5From the throne issue flashes of lightning, and voices and peals of thunder, and before the throne burn seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God;
How many spirits of God? Seven not one like traditional Christianity teaches. Isaiah 11:
2 And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
1. The Spirit of the LORD
2. The Spirit of Wisdom
3. The Spirit of Understanding
4. The Spirit of Counsel
5. The Spirit of Might
6. The Spirit of Knowledge
7. The Spirit of fear of the LORD;
Think about it, almost every thing God does is in sevens. Seven Trumpets, Seven plagues, Seven thunders, Seven veils, Seven seals, Sabbath on the seventh day, Seven Churches, seven times seven Sabbaths (Jubilee), seventy times seven weeks in Daniel 9:, Seven Loyal Arch Angels, Seven days in the week, Need I go on.
While everything the Devil teaches is in threes, Three foul spirits, The False God of Fortresses a Trinity God. The False God of Egypt a Trinity God. The False God of Babylon a Trinity God. The False God of Assyria a Trinity God. The False God of Rome a Trinity God.
While some Christians scholars would point to 1Corinthians 12: to prove that there is only one Spirit of God. Revelation and Isaiah make it clear that there are seven spirits.1Corinthians 12:
8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
These are not seven spirits but rather the gifts that are brought by the one Spirit that Jesus sent. Which is Spirit number 4 the Spirit of Counsel
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, 17 the Spirit of truth,
Jesus clearly states that they will receive the Counselor, which he also refers to as the Spirit of Truth. Being shown the Truth is indeed good counsel.
Both the Old and New Testament say God has Seven Spirits. Let us not forget Jesus says, if you have seen him you have seen the Father, so both must be people or the same person depending on your belief. When Jesus returns all eyes will see him. Yet when the Holly Spirit appears it is as a dove or tongues of fire not as a person but as a manifestation of God's presence.
You have a Spirit, is it a different person or entity than you? Of course not, are you made in God's Image? Why is your spirit part of you and not a separate person. But God's Spirit is a separate entity. Those two concepts, are not the image of each other, they are opposites. We are the image of God, so like us his Spirit is part of him not a separate entity, as most Christian scholars would have you believe. If Spirit number 4, the Spirit of Counsel is a person, part of the Trinity what about God's 6 other Spirits, are they less than Spirit number four? Should there not be Nine in all instead of three, seven Spirits of God, Jesus, and God.
Give up the old wine "Swallow the Bitter New Wine" the Truth is often hard to swallow.
When thinking of the Trinity nature of the One True God we must concentrate on "Same Substance", this was the core of the Fathers belief at Nicaea. One God manifest in three distinct ways. Not three persons sharing the same body which is what The Pagans believed as shown by the Statue from Tyre in Understanding Prophecy 2.
Here is the Nicene creed
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of all things visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten of his Father, of the substance of the Father, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father. By whom all things were made, both which be in heaven and in earth. Who for us men and for our salvation came down [from heaven] and was incarnate and was made man. He suffered and the third day he rose again, and ascended into heaven. And he shall come again to judge both the quick and the dead. And [we believe] in the Holy Ghost. And whosoever shall say that there was a time when the Son of God was not, or that before he was begotten he was not, or that he was made of things that were not, or that he is of a different substance or essence [from the Father] or that he is a creature, or subject to change or conversion
This is the core of my thoughts on Tinity One true God manifest in three distinct ways the father , The Son , And the Holy Spirit.
The next section, with the four living creatures, has so many interpretations, but God's wisdom is man's folly. We find this same description in Ezekiel 1: but first Revelation 4:
6and before the throne there is as it were a sea of glass, like crystal.And round the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: 7the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like a flying eagle.
And now Ezekiel 1:
10: As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
Who are these Creatures and where do they get those four faces from? We must remember in Revelation 4 we are looking at Gods Holy Tabernacle and while it is not explained here it is explained in Numbers 2:
2: Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house
10: On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their armies
3: And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies
18: On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies
25: The standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north side by their armies
So much for the mystery of the faces, but who are these creatures we are told that they never stop worshipping God day and night. These are four Angels (Arch Angels) that have remained loyal to God ( Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel ) we find their Story in the book of Enoch. While the book of Enoch is not in the "Official Bible" Jude refers to the book in Jude 1: In fact there are over 30 direct quotes or references in the New Testament to the Book of Enoch.
14: And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones,
If it is good enough for Jude and the rest of the early Saints then I will not let any Christian Scholar ban it from my eyes. I will use the Dead Sea Scrolls copy as it is probably an exact copy of what Jude was quoting from. Enoch 6:
1 And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto 2 them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men 3 and beget us children.' And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not 4 indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations 5 not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves 6 by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn 7 and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, th eir leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, 8 Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaq1el, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. These are their chiefs of tens.
1 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all 2 colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they 3 were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, 'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .
1 And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from heaven and saw much blood being 2 shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth. And they said one to another: 'The earth made without inhabitant cries the voice of their cryingst up to the gates of heaven. 3 And now to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of men make their suit, saying, "Bring our cause 4 before the Most High."' And they said to the Lord of the ages: 'Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, and God of the ages, the throne of Thy glory (standeth) unto all the generations of the 5 ages, and Thy name holy and glorious an blessed unto all the ages! Thou hastmade all things, and power over all things hast Thou: and all things are naked and open in Thy sight, and Thou seest all 6things, and nothing can hide itself from Thee. Thou seest what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which 7 men were striving to learn: And Semjaza, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates. And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the 9 women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins
We have already looked at chapter 5 & 6 of Revelation in detail at the start of this paper. Letís move on to Chapter 7 although we took an over all glance at chapters 7-11 we will now take a little Closer look and have the Bible explain any symbols.
The chapter starts with the sealing of the 144,000 of the tribes of Israel. Notice how the tribe of Dan is not mentioned. As I stated above there is volumes of Archaeological and historical evidence to prove that the Ten Tribes became the Western Europeans, Northern Europeans, the British Common Wealth and America. the majority of these countries are Protestant only Ireland (Dan) is Catholic. Now we see why Dan is not mentioned here, there will be no Irish Catholics Tribulation Prophets turning against the Pope and the Anti Christ. Manasseh is mentioned because his decedents are now Protestant. In fact the Irish will most likely not take sides and in the end will act as Judges as we are told in Genesis 49:
Back to Revelation 7:
2: And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
3: Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.4: And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
After that we find the saints of the great tribulation who have heeded the words of these prophets.
Chapter 8 continues and explains the events that will lead up to WW4 that's right I said WW 4 not WW3. World War Three is not Armageddon. It is only the war the Anti-Christ uses to fool the world into believing the Anti-Christ has already come and was a Muslim.
7: The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
As we go through these trumpets we see that this is describing natural disasters. How do we know that they are natural disasters? As we will see in Revelation 16: the inhabitants of the Earth don't repent with these plagues, why? The answer is simple, they don't believe it is a punishment of God. These events appear to be natural disasters. They think they are just Natural Disasters. God is on their side They are the Kingdom of God the Bride of Christ why would he punish them.
While a mountain is used to describe Kings in prophecy this says it appears to be a mountain. It also says it is all a flame and it says it kills a third of the creatures of the sea and destroys a third of the ships. It does not make references to other events that would lead one to believe that this is a Kingdom going to war.
Chapter 9 talks of the release of a Angel from the bottomless Pit and the torment and then the war he lets lose on mankind. We are told his name, the Destroyer. Who is this Angel that has been confined in the Pit. To understand this we must go back to Enoch
And again the Lord said to Raphael: 'Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening 5 in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may 6,7 not see light. And on the day of the great judgement he shall be cast into the fire. And heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the 8 Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons. And the whole earth has been corrupted 9 through the works that were taught by Azazel:.
So Azazel is the leader of the Angels that are cast into the pit for breeding with Man and teaching him war and sin. He is refereed to as the destroyer of the world "to him ascribe all sin"
He is however not Satan, but becomes subject to Satan. The Kings and mighty men are the fallen Angels they are bound in the abyss until they are let out in Revelation 9: at the fifth trumpet. We know that Enoch is not about the destruction of the Anti Christ Army in Revelation 19: because this is before the flood not 6000 yrs after it.
Enoch Chapter 54:
1 And I looked and turned to another part of the earth, and saw there a deep valley with burning 2 fire. And they brought the kings and the mighty, and began to cast them into this deep valley. 3 And there mine eyes saw how they made these their instruments, iron chains of immeasurable weight. 4 And I asked the angel of peace who went with me, saying: ' For whom are these chains being prepared ? ' And he said unto me: ' These are being prepared for the hosts of Azazel, so that they may take them and cast them into the abyss of complete condemnation, and they shall cover their jaws with rough stones as the Lord of Spirits commanded. 6 And Michael, and Gabriel, and Raphael, and Phanuel shall take hold of them on that great day, and cast them on that day into the burning furnace, that the Lord of Spirits may take vengeance on them for their unrighteousness in becoming subject to Satan and leading astray those who dwell on the earth.' 7 And in those days shall punishment come f rom the Lord of Spirits, and he will open all the chambers of waters which are above the heavens, and of the fountains which are beneath the earth. 8 And all the waters shall be joined with the waters: that which is above the heavens is the masculine, 9 and the water which is beneath the earth is the feminine. And they shall destroy all who dwell 10 on the earth and those who dwell under the ends of the heaven. And when they have recognized their Unrighteousness which they have wrought on the earth, then by these shall they perish.
Next we are told that there are Four Angels bound at the River Euphrates. We know the Nations were assigned to the number of Angels, so this represents Four Kings or Kingdoms East of the Euphrates River. The number of their troops is 200,000,000. While it is not explained who these Kings are a quick look at a map will tell you it is most likely an Indian or Chinese led Army as both countries have about a Billion people and China has a standing army of 200,000,000 men.
Revelation 10 has the mysterious thunders, no one is aloud to hear what they have said. We are told that at the sounding of the seventh trumpet, Gods words to the prophets will be fulfilled. This clearly puts an end to any speculation that all prophecy has been fulfilled in Jesus time on Earth. It starts with a description of a Mighty Angel he has in his hand a book (the future) he is seated on a cloud and has a Rainbow on his head. This is clearly Jesus the book is the future which only Jesus can reveal he comes on a cloud with a Rainbow as in Revelation 4:.Am I saying Jesus is an Angle? While I think there is considerable evidence to show Jesus as the mightiest, or ruler of the Angels, I do not think there is Evidence to show him as Michael or Gabriel or any of the other Seven Loyal Arch Angels. Jesus proudly declared himself the Son of God, all through the Old Testament the term Angel and Son of God are interchangeable. Consider this, in Exodus we are told that an Angel of the L ord led the Israelites across the desert in the form of a wind pillar. 1Corinthians 10: 1-10 Paul tells us it was Christ. The problem is that Angel, really only means messenger. Most people have a very old fashion view of the word Angel.
1Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire. 2He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land,
7: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Lets move on to Chapter 11, in Chapter eleven John is told to measure the Temple but not the outer court because it will be given to the Gentiles for forty two months. Is this the last three and a half years of the last seven years of Tribulation as Baptist and Pentecost Churches teach? To understand this part of Chapter 11: we must first understand Daniel 2:, 7: and Revelation 13: We will start with Daniel 2: and Nebuchadnezzar's dream of a great Statue. In his dream this statue has a head of gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze legs of Iron Feet partly of Iron and Partly of clay. We are told that these are four great kingdoms to rule the "world" and that he is the first Kingdom Daniel 2:
37You, O king, the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, and the might, and the glory, 38and into whose hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the sons of men, the beasts of the field, and the birds of the air, making you rule over them all--you are the head of gold.
We are then told that there will be three more Kingdoms after him and that the fourth Kingdom the legs of Iron will smash all other kingdoms to dust.
40And there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron, because iron breaks to pieces and shatters all things; and like iron which crushes, it shall break and crush all these.
All Biblical Scholars agree this forth Kingdom is Rome. Notice how the feet and ten toes are partly of Iron and Partly of Clay. Daniel is given this explanation.
41And as you saw the feet and toes partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but some of the firmness of iron shall be in it, just as you saw iron mixed with the miry clay. 42And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle. 43As you saw the iron mixed with miry clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay. 44And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand for ever;
Just as the two legs symbolise the East and West divisions of the Roman Empire (30BC - 476AD) the two feet are the East and West divisions of the Latter Holy Roman Empire(554Ad- 1814 AD), However this Latter form of Rome will not be as Strong as Rome was and will not stay total strong. We will see later that it has seven peeks of power. We are also told that the clay will divorce the Iron (not stay married) Out of this latter stage of the Holy Roman Empire will come ten Kings (ten toes) and in the days of those Kings, Jesus will return. Well that is short and straightforward.
Daniel 7 is about the Four Beasts.
3And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another. 4The first was like a lion and had eagles' wings. Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand upon two feet like a man; and the mind of a man was given to it. 5And behold, another beast, a second one, like a bear. It was raised up on one side; it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and it was told, 'Arise, devour much flesh.' 6After this I looked, and lo, another, like a leopard, with four wings of a bird on its back; and the beast had four heads; and dominion was given to it. 7After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, terrible and dreadful and exceedingly strong; and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. 8I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots; and behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things. 9As I looked, thrones were placed and one that was ancient of days took his seat; his raiment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, its wheels were burning fire. 10A stream of fire issued and came forth from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened. 1I looked then because of the sound of the great words which the horn was speaking. And as I looked, the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given over to be burned with fire. 12As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. 13I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man , and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. 14And to him was given dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away,and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.
Once again we will go right to the forth kingdom as Daniel did.
23"Thus he said: 'As for the fourth beast, there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces.
This is also Rome. Notice that a Beast is a Kingdom not just a King. While Daniel sometimes uses the word King it is only used to represent the Kingdom. In fact all through Daniel Beast are Kingdoms not just Individual Kings. This fact disproves those who believe that the Beast of Revelation 13 is the Anti Christ it is the Anti -Christ's Kingdom but it is not a person. What about the ten horns and the little horn that comes up amongst the ten horns who tries to change the Times and Laws. Just what are the Times and Laws? Seven Times shall you keep my festivals and the Law is the Ten Commandments. So this little King or Kingdom will change the Festivals such as Passover and the Law, the Ten Commandments.
How can someone change the Ten Commandments who would stand for that? Well if you change the Forth Commandment the Sabbath who would even notice? Constantine did just this in 325 AD. He banned the celebration of Passover bringing in Easter. He also changed the Sabbath from the seventh day of the week to the first day of the week "the day of the venerable Sun" He wears out the true saints of God and wins his way at the council of Nicaea in 325AD. He did all of this when he switched to a God his Father knew not, a God whom he used to defeat his enemies in Rome to attack the Greatest Fortress. He starts this new form of Rome. The Church State of the Holy Roman Empire with its two divisions the Church and the State. However this system will not gain full power until Rome is destroyed by war and reborn as the Holy Roman Empire in 554AD by Justinian. This system will also not last forever but will separate(divorce) and eventually the Political leaders will destroy the Church as explained in Revelation 17 which we will get to. Once again we see the Time, Times and a Half of a Time. As I explained above this is not 1260 days but 1260 years. The last Holy Roman Empire fell in 1814AD which is 1260 years from the first Holy Roman Empire of Justinian in 554AD. The final form of this Holy Roman Empire is yet to come
24As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings. 25He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, two times, and half a time.
The three kings put down are the Vandals who sacked Rome in 476 AD, Hence the term vandalise. the Goths were next 492AD and then the Visigoth 532AD these were all barbarian Kings who tried to claim the glory of Rome but to no avail. When a real Roman Emperor Justinian the Emperor from the East finished his Italian campaigns 554AD he plucked these three Kingdoms up by their roots (home lands) and they were seen no more. In other words he destroyed their Kingdoms and established the first of seven peeks of power(the other seven horns 10-3=7) for the Holy Roman Empire. In 554AD Justinian and the Pope declare that all is accomplished and the 1000 years peace of Revelation 20 has started. The Kingdom of God has arrived on Earth.
Remember Daniel says this Kingdom is only strong sometimes "partly of Iron partly of Clay" The seven peaks are as follows Justinian 554AD, Charlemagne 800AD Next is Otto the Great in 962AD he reunites the power of the Church and State. The fourth is Rudolph I or the Hapsburg Dynasty 1273 AD , the fifth is Leopold I 1685AD. The next merger of State and Church when Napoleon takes over Europe this ends in 1815 at Waterloo. These are the first six of the last seven horns.
This date 1815AD coincides with the time for the Power of the Holy People to be fulfilled. In fact it is only the Rise of the British Common Wealth and a protected Protestant Church that allows us to even having this conversation in the first place. When the Church State rules there is only one belief all others are branded as Heretics and are turned over to the civil authorities to be punished which almost always means death. That leaves one to come, the ten toes of Daniel 2: which Jesus will destroy when he returns with the Armies of Heaven..
On to Revelation 12. In order to understand this chapter we must understand that this is a quick history lesson from John. He tells the story of Jesus's birth death and resurrection and the death of the first saints up to 95AD in the first 12 verses.
1: And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:2: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3And another portent appeared in heaven; behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems upon his heads. 4His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, that he might devour her child when she brought it forth; 5she brought forth a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, 6and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which to be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. 7Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world--he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.12Rejoice then, O heaven and you that dwell therein! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!"
He then starts over and gives a more detailed description. Starting at the point when the Dragon(Satan)goes after the woman(Israel). John then further clarifies the 1260 days of verse 6 as a Time ,Times and a Half a Time or 1260 yrs.
13: And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 14: And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
He then starts over again in verse 15 John speaks of the Army that comes like a flood or torrent to destroy Jerusalem. Remember Daniel says Jerusalem's end comes with a flood in Daniel 9:but the Earth swallows up the Jews into all of the nations of the world and try as he may Satan cannot wipe out Judaism. So what does he do? He goes after the rest of the women's offspring which we are told are Christians "keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus". So he goes after Christianity. Notice the Saints keep the commandments of God they are not under the Law, they keep it because they are filled with the Holy Spirit. No one else is capable of keeping the ten commandments but one filled with the Spirit as all the Epistles and Gospels show..
15The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with the flood. 16But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon had poured from his mouth. 17Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
Satan is defeated because of the actions of the seventy two saints who Jesus sent out to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and who were all eventually put to death by the Jews and Romans Stephen being the first Paul or John being the last. Jesus tells us when this happened after the seventy two returned Luke 10:
18: And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
The actions of these first saints allow Michael to defeat Satan and his Angels. He is cast to Earth and woe to the Earth for Satan has come. The first thing Satan does is to go after Jesus and Gods true church who bore the Male Child but the true church will be protected from Satan's reach. The true Church is all the children of Israel by Blood and Faith or Gentiles by Faith.
We will now move on to Revelation 13 and the Beast the Devil uses to attack the True Church of God which represents the children of Israel both of Blood and of Faith. As we will see it is Rome and the soon emerging Roman State Church.
In Revelation 13 is pictured Daniel's Forth Beast. It has all of the characteristic of the four Beasts of Daniel the lion the bear the leopard the fourth beast with the teeth of Iron which devourers the whole Earth. Revelation:13
1: I saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.2: And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Notice the seven heads have the Blasphemous name where as only the little horn and the Kings after him are full of Blasphemy in Daniel's fourth Beast. These are the seven kings of the Holy Roman Empire or the Kingdom of God on Earth, and they Blaspheme his dwelling place (Heaven) and those who dwell in heaven, God, Jesus and the Saints, claiming that they are his Kingdom on Earth and that they and only they can give redemption(forgive sins) and name the saints(canonise)
We are told that this Beast, Rome, will receive a mortal wound on one of its heads(476AD)and that when it heals (554AD)the whole world will follow after this healed Beast the Holy Roman Empire and will not want to go to war with the Kingdom of God. The true believers of God will be handed over to this Kingdom for1260years.
As I explained above this was the exact amount of time the Holy Roman Empire had control over the Christian doctrine. The amount of time that they could brand you a heretic and cause your death.
3One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth followed the beast with wonder. 4Men worshipped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshipped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?" 5And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months;6it opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. 7Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and tongue and nation, 8and all who dwell on earth will worship it, every one whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain. 9If any one has an ear, let him hear: 10If any one is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if any on e slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.
Next it goes on to explain just how this control is achieved.
11Then I saw another beast which rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. 12It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.
Here we are introduced to another Kingdom that appears to be the Kingdom of the Lamb ( Jesus Rev:5) or the Kingdom of God, but speaks like a Dragon (Satan, Rev 12). These Symbols are clearly explained for us in Revelation. This beast(Kingdom) has two horns which represent the two kingdoms that emerge from this Union of Church & State. We are told that the devil gives his authority over to this Kingdom. This Church Sate then builds an Image of Rome the Beast that is wounded yet lives. This Image is the Roman Catholic Church, with its Pope or Pontiff, which was the title for the high priest of the Magi which was also one of the Titles of the Emperors. And the Cardinals acting as the Senators. Those who claim that this is a future leader of Jewish people in modern Israel put their own understanding on God's word. The symbols of Lamb and the Dragon are clearly explained in Revelation. We are repeatedly told by Daniel a Beast is a kingdom This is clearly a Kingdom that appears to be Jesusí Kingdom but is really Satan's Kingdom. Any other understanding of this Beast (Kingdom) is putting your own thoughts on God's word.
Some would point out as I did above that Beast and Horns are Kingdoms not just Individual Kings or Churches or Religious systems. So how can the Catholic Church be this Beast? It is not a Kingdom it is a Church.
The Catholic Church is a Kingdom, in fact it is one of the Richest Kingdoms in the world. With its own Land (Vatican City) its own National Bank and Currency, its own seat at the World Bank, Its own stamps, and its own seat at the UN. It directly collects Donations (Taxes) in most Catholic dominated countries such as Germany. Most people fail to understand the Power the Catholic Church has in the world. In Germany for example a percentage of your pay check is deducted for the Catholic Church just as your taxes are, you never even see the money. If you wish to opt out of this involuntary donation you must sign a declaration that you are leaving the Church and until recently it was published in your Home Town News Paper. In addition your name was read out aloud in the local Church you are in effect branded a heretic. While this carries few repercussions in today's age, the age of the Power of the Holy People. That is while The British Common Wealth and America rule the world. This event, being branded a heretic, would have most likely meant your death just a couple of hundred years ago. And will again in the Great Tribulation.
13It works great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of men; 14and by the signs which it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast, it deceives those who dwell on earth, bidding them make an image for the beast which was wounded by the sword and yet lived;
In 325AD Constantine merges Church and State however this merger does not last. Over the next few decades the Church of Rome loses its power. but this wound is healed in 554AD When Justinian's Armies drive out the Goths from Italy.
In 554 AD The Pope declares that the 1000yrs. Of peace has begun. Catholics of the time and many still do believe that the Church is the First horse the white horse of the four horsemen in Rev 6:2 And that the First horse rode in 554AD. By the seventh century most Catholic Scholars were teaching that soon would come the Stars falling from Heaven. The great meteor shower of 902AD was claimed by many in the Catholic Church to be, the stars falling from heaven in Revelation. 6: 13. It was these so called prophesied events that converted millions throughout Europe and built the Roman Catholic Church's great Cathedrals. This was the first fulfilment of Revelation13:13. Bring fire down from heaven in the site of men. The dual fulfilment will be by Azazel when he destroys the Armies attacking Jerusalem and maybe Rome in WW3 with fire from the sky convincing the Christian World that he is Christ destroying Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38:
To understand this we need to understand the majority Christian view of the prophetic time line. Most Christians believe the book of Revelation is a book about the past trials against the evils of the non Believers which were endured. They believed that the 1000yrs. of peace was a peace in Christ and that it is over. the Baptists and penticostals do not believe the 1,000 years has happened yet. however they ALL believe that soon Gog and Magog will come down to surround and destroy the Camp of God's people Jerusalem for protestanrts and the vatican for Catholics. They believe the returned Messiah will destroy Gog and Magog as in Rev 20:9 with fire from Heaven. It is this mistaken belief that the 1000yrs. of peace is over and the Gog and Magog are next in the time line that will allow Azazel(Anti- Christ) to fool them into thinking he is Jesus returned
15and it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast so that the image of the beast should even speak, and to cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.
Notice how the Image does not kill the saints it only causes the saints to be killed. The Catholic church would brand you a Heretic and the State would cut off your head and burn you. They did not kill you they only caused your death by branding you a heretic.
Next we are given the mysterious number of the Beast(Kingdom) and we are told to reckon, or calculate it, to add it up. Revelation is written in Greek and just like Latin every letter has a numerical value. Spell out the Greek name for the Kingdom add up the value of each letter and you will get 666. This is the final proof that the Beast is Rome. The 1st century Greeks did not call Rome, Rome, nor did they call the Roman citizens Romans, but rather the Greek term for Rome or a person from Rome, or the Legendary Founder of Rome (Romulus) was Lateinos. When a Greek in the first century was referring to Rome or its armies or its citizens they would say those Lateinos. It is quite common in Greek literature of the 1st century AD. So for the Greeks of the 1st century AD. The Roman Empire was the Lateinos Empire.
L(Lambda) = 30, A(Alpha) = 1, T(Tau) = 300, E(Epsilon) = 5, I(Iota) = 10, N(Nu) =50, O(Omicron) = 70, S(Sigma) = 200. Total 666.
16Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty-six.
What is this Mark of the Beast? The saints have the mark or seal of God. All through the Old testament the ten commandments and Passover are Gods mark or seal or sign that you belong to Him. This is especially true of the Sabbath and Passover. Here are some examples
6: Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD. 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters. 8: And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt. 9: And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
Ex:31:13: Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
Ex:31:17: It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
DUET6:6: And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:7: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8: And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
Deut:11:18: Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
Passover and the Sabbath as well as the rest of the commandments are Gods mark or sign that you wear on your hand and your forehead to show you belong to him.
Lets go back to Revelation 11 and the measuring of the temple here is the forty two months again like in Revelation 13 only this time it says the holy city will be trampled by the Gentiles.
The Catholics refuse to build the Temple on the Mount in Jerusalem claiming that Rome is now the city God loves. They build their Greatest Church on the hill in Rome that had been Pagan Temple. During this period Gentile Army after Gentile Army trample Jerusalem but no one enters the inner rooms. In the late 1800's, through the large return of 1940's the Jews start returning under British control. In fact it is Britain and America that made the formation of modern Israel possible.
1Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told: "Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, 2but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample over the holy city for forty-two months.
While some Christian scholarís say that the Gentile Armies doing the trampling are that of the Anti-Christ's. That can not be the case, notice it say "Nations" more than one. It also does not mention the saints being conquered. Most important it says the inner rooms of the Temple are not defiled just the Outer Court. Jesus clearly says the Anti-Christ will be in the inner rooms in the city of Jerusalem Matt 24:
This is telling us that Jerusalem and the Jewish People will not rise again until this 42 months (1260 years)are finished we are not given a starting point but we are told what will happen immediately after. When Jerusalem again is run by the Jewish People he will bring forth his Two Witnesses.
Next we are introduced to the Two Witnesses who are in Jerusalem at the Time of the End. John assumes that the reader understands the time periods the 1260 yrs. Followed by the power of the Holy People then the Great Tribulation. He now skips to the end of the power of the holy people to the time of Tribulation. Who are these Witnesses and why are they called Witnesses? Why are they dressed in sackcloth? Why are they called Olive Trees?
3And I will grant my two witnesses power to prophesy for one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth." 4These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth. 5And if any one would harm them, fire pours out from their mouth and consumes their foes; if any one would harm them, thus he is doomed to be killed. 6They have power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they desire. 7And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit will make war upon them and conquer them and kill them, 8and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which is allegorically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified. 9For three days and a half men from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations gaze at their dead bodie s and refuse to let them be placed in a tomb, 10and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth. 11But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up hither!" And in the sight of their foes they went up to heaven in a cloud.
These 1260 days are not "times or months" as else where but actual days so for 3.5 yrs. These witnesses will speak out against the Anti-Christ for 3.5 years.
Dressed in Sackcloth was a form of showing mourning. These two Witnesses are mourning something.
Esthter:4:1: When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry;
2Samual:3:31: And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.
Isaiah 22:12 And in that day the Lord GOD of hosts called for weeping and for mourning, for baldness and for girding with sackcloth.
The purpose of a witness in the bible is to give testimony against those who break the Law.
6: At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
15: One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sins: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
16 "But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that 'by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
II Corinthians 13:
1 This will be the third time I am coming to you. "By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.
So now we know why there must be at least two of them. It is to establish the truth of what is going on during the time of Great Tribulation. But who are they?
1 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.......
9 Let all the nations gather together, and let the peoples assemble. Who among them can declare this, and show us the former things? Let them bring their witnesses to justify them, and let them hear and say, It is true. 10 "You are my witnesses," says the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.
So the 12 tribes of Israel are God's Witnesses to the first commandment. What of the Two Olive Trees and the Two Golden Lampstands? Lets see what the Bible tells us about these symbols.
16 The LORD once called you, 'A green olive tree, fair with goodly fruit'; but with the roar of a great tempest he will set fire to it, and its branches will be consumed.
And again in Hosea14:
5 I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall grow like the lily, and lengthen his roots like Lebanon. 6 His branches shall spread; his beauty shall be like an olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon.
And Paul calls Israel the Olive Tree in Romans 11:
17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree,
So The House of Israel and the House of Judah are the Two Olive Trees that stand against the Anti Christ and declare that there is only one God and the truth of the Prophets. Lampstands are the Churches in Revelation 1:
20 As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
The Greek word for church here was " the assembly of called out ones" which is what Israel was the called out ones. So a Lampstand means called out ones.
Out of these Two Witnesses come the 144,000 which are sealed in Revelation 7: as well as the great multitude that follow them to death as martyrs in the Great Tribulation. Remember these people are sealed with Gods mark. As I have shown above God's mark was the keeping of the Ten Commandments and the Festivals especially Passover. Remember the Saints are those who keep the Commandments of God. These 144,000 will come from the Protestant Countries of Europe The British Commonwealth and America where most of the lost Tribes have settled. The144,000 will be inspired by God to go to Jerusalem where the Anti - Christ has set up his Kingdom and declared himself to be Jesus Returned. They will be filled with the Holly Spirit and they will announce the release of the Plagues. Notice the HRE will make war upon the Two Witnesses. You don't make war on two men you just kill them but these are actually Two Houses that have become a Great Company of nations and many other Nations as I have show n above. At the end of the 3.5 years will come the First resurrection and the return of Christ..
The Catholic world is about to declare the Anti-Christ as Jesus returned. Everyone except the Protestants believe the Anti Christ is Jesus returned. More and more people in the Protestant World believe that the Muslim Leader of WW III was not the Anti-Christ after all. They are spurred on by the 144,000 of the twelve tribes who are all Protestant except Judah. When the Anti Christ declares himself God the Protestants of the world declare him the real Anti Christ. The Anti Christ will then attack the Protestant World and over come them, beginning the time of Jacob's trouble.
15Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever."
Christ Kingdom is set up with him arriving in the blink of an eye, as lightning shines from the East to the West, and he destroys those who would destroy the Earth with the sword from his mouth and all the Kings and Mighty Men and their Armies will be killed in the valley by Mt. Megiddo. And Azazel the evil spirit that possesses, or is the last king of the HRE will be cast alive into the lake of fire along with the false prophet (Last Pope).Notice only the two evil spirits that possessed the bodies of the last Pope and the last Holy Roman Emperor are the ones going into the lake of fire, the rest of the Kings and Armies are just killed in Revelation 19 at Christ Return.
18The nations raged, but thy wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, for rewarding thy servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear thy name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth."
Who are the destroyers of the Earth? It is the Kings and Mighty men and their Armies led by their father Azazel. We have already looked at 14-16 I will jump to Revelation 17:
This chapter starts with John being carried off to the Future to see the Punishment of the Great Prostitute who sit on many waters, take note of where in time he is, he is at the end of the 1260 years. The beginning of the downfall of the Harlot (Catholic Church).
Reading the description of the Beast the first thing noticed is the seven heads and ten horns. However unlike Daniel's beast where the little horn is blasphemous, and Revelation 13 where the seven heads are Blasphemous, here in Revelation 17 the whole beast is blasphemous.
One of the largest problems with most Christian Churches view of prophecy is the 2000 + year gap where God apparently tells us nothing of what will happen in the World after Jesusí death until the Great Tribulation. This belief directly contradicts Gods words in Amos:3:
7Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.
Trusting Gods word to be true, how can anyone believe that an event as important as the end of the Christian persecutions by the Pagan was not revealed to the prophets before hand. How can one believe that a man who changed the course of history such as Constantine did, was not important enough to warrant a single word from God to the prophets. It just doesn't add up. God tells Daniel in great detail of all events up to Jesusí Birth and a little bit about his Second Coming. Jesus then tells us in great detail the events from his departure until his return and a little bit about the 1000yrs and after. God's word is true he has revealed all "his secret to his servants the prophets" in advance.
Danielís Fourth Beast is Rome. Just like the fourth Empire of Daniel 2 was Rome. In Revelation 13: we see Rome evolving after being wounded by war, springing back to life and becoming the Holy Roman Empire. In Revelation 17: this Beast or Kingdom is the Holy Roman Empire. That is why the whole beast is full of Blasphemous names (The Kingdom of God) This beast is the same as the Beast of Revelation 12: which we are told is the Devil. The Kingdom, that the Woman (Church) controls is the kingdom of the Devil. We know she controls it because she is riding the Beast, the Beast has submitted to her, or turned over its Authority to her, just as the Dragon or Devil of Revelation 12 did to the Beast of Revelation13 which after it heals is represented by the Two Horned Lamb. The Kingdom that appears to be the kingdom of Jesus but is actually the Kingdom of the Devil.
3And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns.
4The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and bedecked with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her fornication;
Look at the description of this Church it is arrayed in purple and scarlet Beckoned with Gold and Jewels. Ever been in or seen the great Catholic Cathedrals of Europe. She holds in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and the impurities. Go to a Catholic mass, you will find yourself there in the morning, facing the rinsing sun, the Priest will be dressed in Purple and Scarlet holding a Gold cup in his hand full of wine which he claims is the blood of Jesus. This prostitution of the Last Supper to bring their faithful together in order to publicly humiliate them into donating money is indeed an abomination. I should add that Jesus broke a loaf of bread at a meal not some fake ceremony. The Catholic sacrament is the same concept as the cakes eaten in honour of the Queen of Heaven in Jeremiah.
This Woman is drunk with the Blood of the Saints or Martyrs of Jesus. And she has a name
5and on her forehead was written a name of mystery: "Babylon the great, mother of harlots and of earth's abominations." 6And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her I marvelled greatly. 7But the angel said to me, "Why marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her.
Why Babylon? Does it really mean Babylon as some Biblical teachers say. As I have explained in the other subject papers on Saturnalia, this Trinity Religion of the Catholic Church is really the same Religion invented by Nimrod and Semiramis in ancient Babylon. Notice she (Catholic Church) is the mother of all false religion, letís not forget that this prophecy happens after 95AD. She is responsible for all earth's abominations which means war, greed, murder, False Religion etc. While this woman has been here from the beginning her current seat is Rome. The Whore represents False Religion whos current seat is False Christianity.
8The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is to ascend from the bottomless pit and go to perdition; and the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will marvel to behold the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.
So the Beast Or Last King the eighth that belongs to the seven is currently in the Pit. he is released at the fifth Trumpet.
Since we know that this Beast is the HRE and the Last king is the AC the Fallen Angel Azazel we know that John has been taken to the future to see her PUNISHMENT, and we know this Beast has Authority for 1260 years. This tells us John is Standing at the end of the 1260 years and the beginning of the Fall of this Woman who thinks she will rule the world forever Revelation 18:7-9 and Isaiah 47:7-9. So John stands at the end of the Time Times and a Half of Time of Daniel 12: Next to come is the Power of the Holy People. What an appropriate place in time to take John, to the Fulfilment of the second half of the covenant with Abraham the Material Promise to Joseph. This also answers the last question of the Apostles to Jesus as he rose to heaven In ACTS 1.
"Lord at this time are you going to restore the kingdom of Israel"
After the Power of the Holy People, the Holy Roman Empire will have its last head of power and the AC will Rise out of the abyss and commit the Final Abomination.
9This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; 10they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he comes he must remain only a little while. 11As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to perdition.
The woman is seated on seven Mountains which we are told are also seven kings. These mountains have a dual meaning they are literal mountains or hills and they are Kings. Well Rome is indeed the City of seven mountains or hills. The seven heads are the seven heads of the HRE as explained above five have fallen, Justinian 554AD, Carlemagne 800AD, Next is Otto the Great in 962AD he reunites the power of the Church and State. The fourth is Rudolph I or the Hapsburg Dynasty 1273 AD , the fifth is Leopold I 1685AD last German to be Holy Roman Emperor..
We know the Baptist and Pentecostal view that the five Kings are Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece is not correct. Isaiah 23: states clearly that this woman will commit her fornication with the Kings of the Earth in the future. That was about 600BC long after Egypt and Assyria went the way of the Dodo. So how can these two Kingdoms be what John is speaking of. Besides John is carried away in the Spirit to the future, to the beginning of the fall of the Harlot 1815AD.
The one that is, is Napoleon 1815AD at Waterloo. The power of the Holy People is established. The final end of these European wars will see Jerusalem fall under British control. One is yet to come, the last Horn or last version of the Holy Roman Empire. The eighth that belongs to the seven is a reference to Azazel the Angel of the Abyss from Revelation 9 who possesses the body of the last Ruler of the HRE. Just as Jesus earned and excepted God's Spirit at Baptism the Anti Christ will earn and except Azazel's Spirit at some point in his life.
12And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. 13These are of one mind and give over their power and authority to the beast; 14they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful." 15And he said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the harlot is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.
This is the final form of the HRE. It will be ten countries or Kingdoms that will submit to the HRE Church State and start the Great Persecution. Notice that all the kings give over their power, of one mind.. So many Churches like the Baptist and Pentecostals would have you believe these are the same Kings or Horns of Daniel's forth Beast in Daniel 7. This is a mistaken view, it is the understanding of men not God. In Rev 17 there is no three kings over thrown as in Daniel 7. These Kings all submit willingly they can bot be the same Kings as the horns of Daniel 7 which go to war with each other. The final HRE will fight Jesus when he comes with the Armies of Heaven to destroy those who would destroy the Earth. While the Beast's Kingdom only controls part of the Earth this False Church controls Kings and People from multiple Tribes and Tongues.
16And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the harlot; they will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, 17for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and giving over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18And the woman that you saw is the great city which has dominion over the kings of the earth."
Here is the divorce spoken of by Daniel in Daniel 2: The final Holy Roman Emperor will declare himself to be Jesus returned to Earth and all the Churches will be burned and Destroyed and all the Catholic world will worship him as Jesus. Only the Protestant world who believes that this is the sign of the Anti Christ will stand in his way. He will rise and make war on the Two Witnesses, he will Destroy the British Common Wealth, America and Protestant Europe this will start the Time of Jacobs trouble.
We will now look at those time frames in Daniel 12 again. So the periods of time are, a time, times, and a half a time, or 1260yrs. Then unspecified time frame of the power of the Holy People, then the 1290 days, then 45 days. The 1150 days is actual amount of time the Sacrifice (Prayers and Deeds of the Saints) stops and is part of the Great Tribulation and is during the 1290 days.
After the Time, Times and Half a Time or 1260yrs of total church control 554AD to 1814AD the Power of the Holly people will be established. After WW 3, which is the war with the Muslims, the war that will see all the house of Esau destroyed. A war in which the Anti Christ will destroy the armies surrounding Vatican City with fire from the sky. The Anti Christ will look to relocate his Empire to the Holly Land, as the Catholics have been trying to do for 1500 yrs. He will establish his seat in Jerusalem, which he will rebuild. The 144,000 will be inspired by God to go to New Jerusalem, as the Catholics will call it, after Revelation 21. They will arrive as the corner stone is being laid. They will pronounce to the World that the man, that most of the World believes is Jesus returned, is in fact the Anti Christ. They will proclaim that there is only one true God and that Jesus is the only true corner stone. These 144,000 will be filled with the Holy Spirit like in days of old and the y will pronounce many prophecies against the Beast and his Kingdom. Their testimony will continue for 1260 days. The Anti - Christ will put up with their prophecy, for a time, and when the 1260 days are over the Anti- Christ will rise up suddenly with great anger and murder the 144,000 and make war on the Two witnesses (Joseph -Britain and America and Judah ) and defeat them. When this happens for 1150 days there will be no Sacrifice (Prayers and Deeds of the Saints)No saints on Earth continually praising God and doing his work. All that will be left alive on Earth will be The Orientals and the Catholic world which includes. Italy, France, Poland Chez, Slovakia, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Sweden, Romania, Bosnia, Ukraine, Hungary, and all the other Little countries of East Europe also Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, and the rest of South American, Central American, and Caribbean nations. You can also add to the list the Philippine Islands and many people from every othe r Nation of the world such as Korea parts of Africa and Indonesia and even parts of the English speaking world such as Ireland, Quebec Canada. However the Truth will spread through out the World, and after the 1150 days the first of many will turn to God and be martyred. Inspired by the 144,000 at first they will stand up one by one and deny that the Anti Christ is Jesus returned. After a while they will die in the hundreds and thousands and millions. When the 1290 days are over the New Jerusalem will be dedicated.
This belief of the Anti Christ and his followers, that the New Jerusalem that they have built is the New Jerusalem of Rev 21 is the Abomination that cause desolation spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 24. The Actual length of time for the Great Tribulation or the Time of Jacob's trouble is 1335 days. 1290 days from the time the Sacrifice (Prayers and Deeds of the Saints) are taken away. That is from the time the 144,000 are murdered by the Anti -Christ until New Jerusalem is finished and dedicated. Then another 45 days until Jesus returns. During the 1290 days the Kings of the East will be preparing for war with the Anti Christ as they wish to gain control of the World. They will cross the Euphrates and meet the Anti Christ army in the valley at the foot of Mt. Meggido 45 days after the dedication of New Jerusalem. So 45 days after the dedication of the New Jerusalem Jesus will return to Mount Olive in all his glory with the Armies of Heaven he will defeat the Anti- Christ (Azazel) and destroy the Armies of the World with a word from his mouth. He will establish truth and Justice on Earth. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the 1335 days.
When looking at prophecy we must keep in mind the covenant with Abraham and keep a clear mind and the most important thing, that is to let Gods word interpret itself. The two horned lamb as a future leader of the Jews in modern Israel is Man's interpretation not God's. Here is what God has to say about the Jews in Israel today, the end times. Notice how specific Isaiah is, first he says House of Jacob (one of the 12 Tribes) then he says the waters of Judah this qualifies them as Jews, but these Jews call themselves Israel not Judea and God doesn't think much of them. All through the Old Testament God says there will be no more Israel until he personally brings them back. This is why Jesus was born in Judea not Israel those Jews new Gods Word. Isaiah 48:
1: Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
The chapter goes on to say that most of these Jews will be put to the fire of refinement. The old testament is always very clear in distinguishing between the House of Judah and the House of Israel. We know this is talking about modern Israel because this is the first time EVER that the Jews have called their land Israel. Jesus was Born in Judea Herod was the King of Judea.
It is easy to take one part of this understanding of prophecy and say it doesn't make sense. Like say the forty-two months of Revelation 11: or the 1260 days of Revelation 12: We must look at the overall picture and not wander into the interpretations of men that fit the climate of the times. One must look how Christians went from not even defending their own lives to killing all who oppose them and their understanding of God.
What about else where, what are we told about this false religion? Paul tells us that they will turn to Myths. You know stories that aren't really true. Like the legend of the Nativity or Christmas or the Friday crucified Sunday risen 1.5 days equals three days and three nights Myth Or the creation of the World Myth.. 2Timothy 4:
3For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likingsí, 4and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.
This was a clear reference to the Council of Nicaea 325AD Paul also says that this false system will forbid marring and ban the eating of Meats 1Timmothy 4:
1: Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2: Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3: Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth
Consider what else we are told in Daniel and Revelation about the religious system of the Anti Christ.
(1)They have statues, and they think that the statues can move (Rev-9:20)
(2)They change the Festivals and the Sabbath (Daniel-7:25)
(3)When they rule they persecute all who do not believe them . (Rev-13:16)
(4)They are dressed in Purple and Scarlet (Rev-17:4)
(5) They hold a gold cup in their hand (Rev-17:4)
(6) They call themselves the Kingdom of God (Rev-13:11)
(7)They worship a Trinity God (Daniel-11:38)
(8)They call Councils of so called learned men and wander to myths (2Tim-4:3)
(9)They forbid marriage (1Tim-4:1)
(10)They practise not eating meat for religious reasons (1Tim-4:1)
These are all things the Catholics have done and continue to do. Don't let one verse of questionable understanding blind you from the Truth. The Catholic church is the little horn, the two horned Lamb and the woman on the Beast. The Scriptural evidence is absolutely overwhelming.
Having said that does this mean every Catholic through out History has the mark of the Beast and is Bound for Hell, if you believe in Hell. Does that mean that every Catholic alive today is got the mark and is bound for death. To believe this would do God a great injustice. Daniel is told in plain language that no one would understand until the last days. That being true than no one through out all history from the first century until the 144,000 in the future has known the whole truth. Will the all merciful God punish those who had no way to know the truth. NOT AT ALL. Only those Christians of the great Tribulation are bound by the mark of the Beast. The rest of us are bound by our acts(sins) and our deeds (good works)
Prophecy is there as a way for us to determine what God wants us to do, by telling us what he does not want us to do through the words of the prophets. Prophecy has shown us the events through out history that would put in place the institutions and kingdoms that the Anti-Christ will use to take over the Earth before Jesus returns. The Anti -Christ is no more a simple mortal than was Jesus. The Anti-Christ is the son of the Devil he is a eternal being of immense power as Paul told us "We are not fighting flesh and blood we are fighting principalities and powers" (Romans 8:38)As we have learned he is the Fallen Angle Azazel. Everyone who has died up to this point will be judged by their faith and deeds, Jesus knows their hearts (Matthew 7:21 & Matthew 25:34) Early Christians, as well as those of the last generation in addition to those Martyred in between are given the great honour of being murdered for their belief and all their sins forgiven a single act of faith wiping out al l they have done(Mt:10:39, Mt:16:25, Mk:8:35, Lk:9:24, Lk:17:33, Jn:12:25: ) The rest must work and keep the faith from the moment they learn the truth until they die. This faith must manifest itself in deeds to be true(James2:14), so that Jesusí sacrifice on the tree and offer of grace which is gained through faith is not dead(James 2:26).