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Deadly Wound Was Healed When Babylon Rebuilt

deadly wound was healedBoth the “head” and the “Beast’s” “deadly wound was healed” (Rev. 13:3, 12). Therefore, interpreters believe the “head” and “Beast” are the same individual. However, that is a hasty generalization because these wounds cannot be the same, they exist in different times. John transitions from past (Rev. 13:1-11) to present (Rev. 13:12-18) tenses when speaking about these wounds, and that puts them in different time frames. [1]

The “wounded Head” (The Revived Roman Empire) cannot be the “wounded Beast” (Emperor of the revived Roman Empire) for a number of reasons.

John’s Beast in Revelation 13:1 is the Revived Roman Empire Beast in Daniel 7:7.

When we add up the heads on the four beasts in Daniel 7:3 the heads add up to seven. First head is the lion (Dan. 7:4), Second resembling a bear (Dan. 7:5), Third a leopard with four heads (Dan. 7:6) which totals Six heads. The Seventh Head is the fourth beast all commentators agree is Rome (Dan. 7:7), it has ten horns just like the Beast in Revelation 13:1).

John’s Beast is a composite of Daniel’s beasts and symbolizes the final form of the Revived Roman Empire. Its leopard’s body indicates the ancient Grecian portion of the Roman Empire will be a large part of it.

The angel in Revelation begins his count of the Beasts with the Medes and Persians

The angel in Revelation 17:10-11 links the “little horn” that grew into the Antichrist Beast who battles Christ (Dan. 8:9-12, 17, 23-25). So the count begins with the Medes and Persians (Dan. 8:3).

According to the angel (Revelation 17:10-11) the “seven heads” are the seven kingdom, five who have fallen:

1) Medes Persians; 2-5) Greece with four wings: (Seleucus) Syria; 3) (Ptolemy) Egypt; 4) (Cassander) Macedonia; 5) Lysimachus) Asia Minor. 6) One is” Rome.

The only Kingdom that impacted Israel after Rome 7) Britain whose mandate over Palestine was only for a short while but the Balfour Declaration is one of the chief reasons modern Israel exists today. Britain is the only world power like the preceding six that affected Israel in a real way. The League of Nations/United Nations isn’t a kingdom and never did anything binding. America never had control over Palestine.

8) The Eighth Kingdom “was and is not and is also the eighth, and of the seven” therefore must be Babylon. It was a Great kingdom in Daniels time but over the centuries became ruins buried under desert sand, so “was not”. Therefore, when its “deadly wound was healed” its an “eighth kingdom” but as it is Babylon that died its “one of the seven” (NAS, NET, NJB, MGI, TNT).

It rises from the abyss of demons (Rev. 9:1-3) because its rebuilt using “fallen angel technology” when the “Elohim Designers” arrive to become the capital city of the revived Roman Empire of the Beast.

The “lying signs and wonders” “working of Satan” (2Th. 2:9-11) make this kingdom seem invincible, “who can fight against it”:

3 I saw that one of its heads seemed to have had a fatal wound but that this deadly injury had healed and the whole world had marvelled and followed the beast.
4 They prostrated themselves in front of the dragon because he had given the beast his authority; and they prostrated themselves in front of the beast, saying, ‘Who can compare with the beast? Who can fight against it?’ (Rev. 13:3-4 NJB)

That is unlike the “deadly wound was healed” on the Antichrist Emperor of the End Time Rome-Babylon. His wound was “by a sword” and he didn’t die like Babylon had, he “still lived” (Rev. 13:14).

Rebuilt Babylon “will go off into destruction” (Rev. 17:11) fulfilling all that is written concerning her (Jer. 50:3, 13, 39-40; 51:29; Rev. 18:2-10) when it is destroyed by armies from her North (Jer. 50:41-42; 51:47-48). That fulfills God’s judgment against her (Rev. 17:16-17; 18:8; Isa. 13:19-22; Jer. 51:63-64; Rev. 18:21).

When the combined Northern forces of Russia Iran and Turkey destroy Babylon that “wounds” Emperor Adonikam the Beast-Antichrist. But he survives and then Britain and America rise up as one Kingdom (with two horns) to strengthen the Beast and they act like his “false prophet” [2] working signs and wonders their “black ops technology” and superior computer technology permit (Rev. 13:11-14). Russia Iran Turkey “stand down” and all unite under the Antichrist when YHWH God attacks the kingdom of the Beast (Rev. 16:13-16)

So the wounds are completely different, and the Head and Beast are completely different. For more on this click:
Revelation 13 Seven Heads and Ten Horns Explained

END NOTES:
[1]When Paul transitions from past (Rom. 7:7-13) to present (Rom. 7:14-25) he is transitioning from “pre-Christian” to “Christian” time periods.
[2]They would unite under a President or Prime Minister, “the false prophet”.