What are the seven heads and ten horns? The Seven heads are seven kingdoms that most affect Israel in history:
Just as 666 alludes to the name Adonikam, so also John’s standing on the sand of the sea alludes to Daniel 7:2-8 where similar kingdom beasts rise up from the sea. Notice the order of appearance is reversed, in John its leopard, bear then a lion, but in Daniel its lion, bear then a leopard. That is a clue we cannot confuse these beasts, unlike Daniel’s successive kingdoms John’s Beast comes out of the sea as a single kingdom.
Daniels fourth kingdom with ten horns is John’s Beast Kingdom with seven heads. The reason for the difference in the number of heads is only one of perspective. Daniel is watching the Roman Empire that splits into two legs, then feet and culminates in ten toes (Daniel 2:40-44) while John is watching in the end time. In Daniel the first two beasts have one head each, the third beast has four heads so now the total is 6 heads. Therefore, the head of the fourth beast is the seventh head (Dan. 7:2-7). The final form of the empire (eighth king Rev. 17:11) the Grecian Roman Empire is the final ten-horned ten-toed form (Dan. 2:44; 7:7).
But in Revelation 17:10 the angel does not begin his count with Babylon (Dan. 2:38; 7:4), he begins it with the Medes and Persians using the list in Daniel 8:3, 9-12. This spotlights the Greek Syrian Antiochus Epiphanes who is a type of Antichrist, thus educating us what to look for in the end time Antichrist.
The Five who are fallen, the one who is, and the other who is not yet come:
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
The five who are fallen:
1) Medes Persians;
2-5) Grecian = 2) (Seleucus) Syria; 3) (Ptolemy) Egypt; 4) (Cassander) Macedonia;
5) Lysimachus) Asia Minor.
6) One is” Rome;
7) Britain whose mandate over Palestine was only a short while. The Balfour Declaration supported the establishment of Israel but Britain’s mandate over Palestine was short lived. This is consistent with Scripture listing only nations that impacted Israel in a meaningful way. The League of Nations/United Nations isn’t a kingdom and never did anything binding. America makes her appearance with Britain as the Beast with two horns like a lamb.
8) The Eighth King = Rebuilt city of Babylon the Capital city of the Grecian (leopard/Syria) form of the Revived Roman Empire.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
“Of the seven” can be translated as “One of the Seven” (NAS) , hence Babylon rebuilt in the end times using fallen angel (demonic) technology, hence it rises out of the abyss of demons.
Babylon “was” and in total ruin “is not” buried under desert sand. It is the eighth king “one of the seven” (NAS) that is rebuilt in the end time (slain head is healed Rev. 13:3) with demonic technology hence symbolically rising from the abyss of demons.
The Harlot rides this beast (Zech. 5:6-11; Rev. 17:3) and both she and it will go off into total destruction, but she is first as she becomes redundant when the “Man of Sin” false-Christ morphs into the Antichrist “son of destruction” at mid-week (2 Th. 2:3-4; Rev. 13:5). Then the kings ruling with him will destroy her with fire in literal fulfillment of NT prophecy against the Harlot (Rev. 17:16-18).
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. (Rev 17:10-14 KJV)
8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.
9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. (Dan 8:8-13 KJV)
Satan’s angels will be disguised as Extra Terrestrials. The Strong Delusion that will conqueror the earth is the blasphemy God is also an extraterrestrial, as are his angelic armies. Star wars begins.
I must revise number of posts where I erred following the list of nations sugested by Alford in his Greek commentary, which listed Egypt and Assyria before Babylon. I now realize that is wrong. I will update those lists when I have time. If you see Alford’s list hereafter, realize its incorrect. The angel used the list Daniel gave in the eighth chapter that begins with the Medes and Persians.
The ten heads and ten horns appear super-historical to aid interpreting the symbolism, on three very different entities:
1) The great red dragon symbolizing the Devil (Rev. 12:3, 9).
2) The Ten Horn version of the Roman Empire that appears in the end time ruled by Mouth speaking great things (Dan. 7:7-8; Rev. 13:1-2, 5).
3) The Eighth kingdom is from “one of the seven” heads, ancient Babylon rebuilt becomes the capitol of this Greecian Revived Roman Empire. Its as though ancient Babylon is again alive—its deadly wound healed, whereas before it was in total ruin. Upon this rebuilt “Babylon” the Harlot Babylon sits (Rev. 17:7, 11). It rises from the abyss to symbolize it will be rebuilt using fallen angel/demon technology (Rev. 17:8; 9:1-3). It will go off into total destruction fulfilling the OT prophecies of Babylon’s destruction (Jer. 50:3, 13, 39-40; 51:29; Rev. 18:2-10) by forces from her North (Jer. 50:41-42; 51:47-48) but ultimately it will be God’s judgment against her (Rev. 17:16-17; 18:8; Isa. 13:19-22; Jer. 51:63-64; Rev. 18:21).
Satan’s angels will be disguised as Extra Terrestrials. The Strong Delusion that will conquer the earth is the blasphemy God is also an extraterrestrial, as are his angelic armies. Star wars begins.
Lets review the symbols of this eighth king whose capitol is ancient Babylon rebuilt. It has a leopard’s body because the Grecian part of the ancient Roman Empire has gained ascendency, its not Eurocentric. The Assyrian Jewish Christian apostate is its Emperor, his name is Adonikam who rose up in that part of the world. He is also called the “King of the North” in the book of Daniel.
The Ten Horns are Ten Kings who reign one hour (Rev. 17:12-13) with the Antichrist Beast Assyrian (King of the North) Emperor of the Ten Horn Version “Grecian” Roman Empire (Dan. 2:41-45; 7:7-10, 23-27; 8:9-14; 9:27; 11:36-12:1). As they reign only one hour with the end time Beast their identity cannot be known until the Antichrist is known.
The crowns symbolize ruling. 1)The crowns are on the Seven Kingdoms on the Dragon because it was through these Satan specially impacted Israel; 2)The crowns are on horns of the Grecian Roman Empire because this is the ruling confederation in the end time (Dan. 7:7-10; Rev. 17:11-12). 3) The crowns are absent on Babylon the Great city Eighth King[dom] of the Seven [Kingdoms] upon which the Harlot sits because it is subservient to the Ten Horn version of the Roman Empire and its King in the end time.
Upon all the heads is the one blasphemy they all share, the end time strong delusion supreme insult against the God of Gods. Satan and his angels claim God and his angels are extraterrestrials also, and that YHWH can be defeated by the combined forces of Satan and the Earth.
This interpretation is sure. God gave us two separate connections linking the seven heads to kingdoms. They are seven mountans AND seven kings:
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (Rev 17:9-10 KJV)
Mountains in scripture symbolize kingdoms (Is. 2:2; 41:15; Jer. 50:1; 51:25; Dan. 2:35, 44).
Kings represent kingdoms and in visions are merged into single entities (Dan. 7:17, 23; Rev. 13:1-2, 5).
Confirming this, the Beast in Rev. 13:1-2 is the Greekized Ten Horn Roman Empire that will exist briefly in the end time, it is a kingdom. It also is the Antichrist Beast from the demonic sea of chaos. After first appearing as the Seven Headed Ten Horn Version of the Roman Empire, a “mouth” appears in Revelation 13:5 speaking great things (Dan. 7:25). After this, both are merged together and called “the Beast”—King and Kingdom viewed as one.
Another example of “king and kingdom” seen as one, from the earth ascends a beast having “two horns like a lamb” and “he exerciseth all the power of the first beast (Rev. 13:1-2) before him” (Rev. 13:11-12).
As this is “another beast” (ἄλλο θηρίον) “of the same sort” (Vine) John’s allusion to Daniel’s beast/kingdom/king interpretation still applies. Confirming it still applies, this beast has only two horns (Dan. 8:3, 6, 7) recalling the dual nation power in Daniel (Dan. 8:20), and not seven horns like the lamb symbolizing Christ (Rev. 5:6). Hence John does not intend us to see this as a “false Christ”, it is “like a lamb” meaning it formerly was harmless to others, denoting its former Christian profession for it now is the opposite, speaking like a dragon Satanist, serving the Antichrist Beast as his false prophet (Rev. 13:11-17).
Like before (Rev. 13:1-8) John doesn’t pause when his focus shifts from the (2342 θηρίον) beast/kingdom to the king of it, for…
“the remainder of this pericope (vv 11–18), it/he is referred to only by a series of eight third-person singular verbs (13:11[2x], 12[2x], 13[2x], 14, 16) and two occurrences of the pronoun αὐτός (13:14, 15). This figure is elsewhere referred to as the “false prophet” (16:13; 19:20; 20:10), which clearly conveys the role the author assigns him.-Aune, D. E. (1998). Revelation 6–16 (Vol. 52B, p. 755). Dallas: Word, Incorporated.
The special relationship between the formerly Christian nations of Britain and America will strengthen until both unite and have a single “false prophet” representative standing with the Dragon and the Beast (Rev. 16:13), fulfilling completely the role of false prophet to the Roman Empire Beast and its Emperor.
Do not confuse the “wounds”, one is to ancient Babylon and was fatal (Rev. 13:3), it remains dead in ruins. The wound “was healed” by the appearance of a new “eighth king” “one of the seven” (Rev. 17:11), therefore slain head remains dead on the beast. John switched tenses from past to present in Rev. 13:12-18 to distinguish the “deadly wound…by a sword” (Rev. 13:12, 14) the Antichrist’s Kingdom received when rebuilt Babylon was destroyed causing a world wide depression (Rev. 18:11) but creating the crisis conditions on earth facilitating the world’s acceptance of the membership only 666 Mark economy (Rev. 13:14-17).
allos (ἄλλος, 243) and heteros (ἄλλος, 2087) have a difference in meaning, which despite a tendency to be lost, is to be observed in numerous passages. Allos expresses a numerical difference and denotes “another of the same sort”; heteros expresses a qualitative difference and denotes “another of a different sort.” -Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Vol. 2, p. 29). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.