The Grecian-Roman Empire with Seven Heads and Ten Horns

The monster having seven heads and ten horns (Rev. 13:1-5) is the last global government to rise in the seven-year end time “week” before the coming Kingdom of God. In the book of Daniel this is the fourth and last government beast to rise (Dan. 7:7). Because it is a Grecian version of the old Byzantine Roman Empire (before the split) it has 7 heads (count the heads Dan. 7:2-7) in a leopard body. The head that died and was revived is Ancient Babylon, its first head. So this entire beast is in effect the Eighth king “out of seven” (Rev. 17:7-10). The Beast is both Empire and Emperor, but because it morphs into a dictatorship controlling the earth’s economy after 3.5 years, the “little horn big mouth” doesn’t appear until Revelation 13:5.

1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.
2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.
4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.
6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.
7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.
8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Rev. 13:1-8 NKJ)

John saw two phases of the revived Grecian Roman Babylonian Empire Beast. It rises from a sea of spiritism (Job 38:16-17; Isa. 27:1; Ps. 74:13; Dan. 7:2 compare Rev. 21:1) when Satan and his fallen angels appear on earth (Rev. 12:7-9) insisting they deal with only one global government to deliver global peace and safety (1 Thess. 5:3). After 3.5 years, it adds gains a Big Mouth (Rev. 13:5) “Chancellor Adonikam” the false Christ “man of sin”, who now claims his hybrid “Satan-human” nature is superior to all Elohim (2 Thess. 2:3-4) and demands to be worshiped.

The formerly benign Grecian Roman Empire now becomes a fierce Beast. The false Christ man of sin Chancellor Adonikam morphs into the Antichrist “Son of Perdition” big mouth “little horn” prophesied to come (Rev. 13:5-6; Daniel 7:8; 8:9; 9:27; 11:36; 2 Thess. 2:3-4; 1 John 2:18). He reigns for for 42 months until Christ destroys him at Armageddon (Rev. 19:11-21). An analogy would be “Chancellor Palpatine” in “Star Wars”, morphing into a “Sith lord”. Likely minus the physical change, however.

9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits,
10 and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.
11 “And the beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction. (Rev. 17:9-11 NAS)

So the end time Government that rises, is “one of the seven” but so different, it is “an eighth.” This revival of the Grecian Roman Empire is therefore a revival of ancient Babylon, with its Tower of Babylon in rebellion against God Gen. 11:1-9).

John used the same symbolism as Daniel, but John is looking from the end time at a composite of the kingdoms Daniel saw in linear time as they arose. John is counting all the major Empires that affected Israel, Daniel from his time on. So the list of empires involved is different. Daniel’s kingdoms were 1)Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon, 2)Medo-Persian, 3)Grecian 4)Roman. John’s seven heads include the last great Empire: 1)Ancient Babylon with its Tower, 2)Assyrian, 3)Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon, 4)Medo-Persian, 5)Grecian 6)”one is” Roman 7)British Empire.

The British empire’s mandate over Palestine was only for a short while, therefore it is the seventh head. The Balfour Declaration supported the establishment of Israel, no more important single act exists for the existence of modern Israel. As for the League of Nations/United Nations that some suggest is this final Beast, that isn’t a kingdom and Israel exists despite its best efforts. America makes her appearance with Britain as the Beast with two horns like a lamb, later in the chapter (Rev. 13:11-12).

Therefore, the slain head (Babylon) “was and is not” (in ruin buried beneath the sand) and is healed (restored to become the Capital of the Grecian (Assyrian) Roman-Babylonian Empire). Hence the final Beast in its totality is “of the seven” but itself is an eighth king (Rev. 17:11) and goes off into destruction (Dan. 2:40-45; 7:11-12), but the rest are judged during our LORD’s millennial kingdom (Daniel 7:12-14).

Rebuilt Babylon ascends from the abyss to symbolize it was rebuilt using demonic energy of Satan (cp. Rev. 9:1-3; 2 Thess. 2:9) and fallen angel technology (2 Thess. 2:9; Dan. 9:27). The city’s supernatural character will inspire worship of the Dragon and the Son of Perdition Antichrist who appear invincible (Rev. 13:3-4; Dan. 9:27; 11:36-39).

Rebuilt Babylon “will go off into destruction” fulfilling all that is written concerning her (Jer. 50:3, 13, 39-40; 51:29; Rev. 18:2-10) by forces from her North (Russia, Iran, Turkey 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). A Nuclear destruction? Likely, but I don’t know.

Many interpret the “mortally wounded head” in (Rev. 13:3) and the “beast whose deadly wound was healed” (Rev. 13:12) as the same thing. But that is a hasty generalization of two very different contexts. John puts them in different time frames:

The author switches from past [Rev. 13:1-11] to present tenses in Rev. 13:12–18, though apart from producing a more vivid narrative, the reasons for this stylistic change are not immediately evident.-Aune, D. E. (1998). Revelation 6–16 (Vol. 52B, p. 757). Dallas: Word, Incorporated.

Moreover, the wounds are not the same. The first was a “death blow” to the head that killed it (Rev. 13:3). The second survived a sword stroke (Rev. 13:14). Although weakened it was not killed as in the first.

Therefore, slain wounded head is ancient Babylon. It is revived to become part of the Revived Roman Empire which subsequently is wounded when its capital city Babylon is destroyed by forces from the North, Russia Iran and Turkey.

The Ten Horns are Ten Kings who reign one hour (Rev. 17:12-13) with the Assyrian King of the North (Antichrist Adonikam) end time head of the Grecian Roman Empire (Dan. 2:41-45; 7:7-10, 23-27; 8:9-14; 9:27; 11:36-12:1).

After Babylon’s capital is destroyed the Beast’s Empire is wounded and there is a global depression (Rev. 18:11-19). Britain and America unite, rising from the earth to the Beast’s defense (Rev. 13:11-12), their indisputable military strength causing Russia and associates to stand down. For decades Satan seeded fallen angel technology to Britain and the United States, via the ruse of “crashed UFO” ships.[How ridiculous it is to believe craft capable of faster than light travel could be disabled by lightening or other natural causes.]

Britain and America used this black ops technology with great effect, and created the first quantum computing AI. They forced all to network with it (Rev. 13:13-17), giving the Beast total control over the “membership only 666 Mark economy” (Rev. 13:11-17). Formerly Christian and lovers of the free market, now their prime minister spoke like a dragon, backing the Antichrist and his total control over the economy. Enforcing economic sanctions on nations fits the symbolism killing all who refuse to obey, without diminishing the more literal interpretation and application to individuals.

Commentators are wrong if they think these things are done secretly. Ancient Alien theory with the arrival of Satan and his fallen angels will so convince all not written in the lamb’s book of life, that YHWH is not God, that the earth will embrace Lucifer and his rebellion. 666 will become their Swastika. They will be proud of their spiritism and idolatry, their hatred for God fully out in the open, just as it was in the days of Noah (Luke 17:26; Matt. 24:29); the last time Nephilim walked the earth (Gen. 6:4, 11):

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: (Rev. 9:20 KJV)

End Notes
[1]
John provides the interpretive key, “the Sea”. That alludes to the “Great Sea” the Mediterranean. From whence four beasts came in Daniel 7:2-8. The first two beasts have one head each, the third beast has four heads, that totals 6 heads. Therefore, the head of the fourth beast is the seventh head (Dan. 7:2-7).

Confirming Revelation’s end time Roman Empire Beast having seven heads and ten horns is a composite of Daniel’s last beast, the same animals leading up to it are in both. But notice the order of appearance is reversed, in Daniel its lion, bear then a leopard. In Revelation its leopard, bear then a lion. This confirms they are not the same beast, and the corresponding kingdoms are different. John’s Beast rises from the sea a single kingdom, the “ten horn” version of Daniel’s fourth beast. This final form goes off into perdition, it is actually “eighth king of the seven” Rev. 17:11) which is then destroyed by the arrival of God’s kingdom.

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The beast is both Empire and the Emperor of the Revived Roman Empire. But the False Christ (Mt. 24:5) “man of sin” (2Th. 2:3-4, 8-12) rider on the white horse (Rev. 6:2) is the mouth like a lion (Rev. 13:5). Then he morphs into the “son of destruction” Antichrist (2Th. 2:4. 1 Jn. 2:18) and begins blaspheming God (Dan. 7:23. Rev. 13:5). He then receives worship (Rev. 13:8). John says the Beast’s number is the “number of a man” (Rev. 13:18). That literally is true of “Adonikam” who had 666 children and therefore the number is “of” him (Ezr. 2:13).

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 (Rev. 13:11–18), it/he is referred to only by a series of eight third-person singular verbs (Rev.13:11[2x]; Rev. 13:12[2x]; Rev. 13:13[2x]; Rev. 13:14, 16) and two occurrences of the pronoun αὐτός (Rev. 13::14, 15). This figure is elsewhere referred to as the “false prophet” (Rev. 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.

Daniel provides the interpretive keys for Revelation. In Daniel the same beast is identified both as “king” and “kingdom” (Dan. 7:17, 23).

[3]
Revelation 13:1 “And I stood (estathen)” is read “He stood (estathe)” if the “n” is missing.

[Revelation] 12:18 καὶ ἐστὰθη (and he stood) {B}

The reading καὶ ἐστὰθη has excellent manuscript support. Since Jesus is mentioned last in v. 17, it may be best to make explicit that the subject of the verb is the dragon, and not Jesus, as is done in NIV and TEV (similarly NRSV and FC): “And the dragon stood.” The Textus Receptus, in agreement with numerous witnesses, reads Καὶ ἐστὰθην (I stood), preceded by a full stop; that is, καὶ ἐστὰθην is connected to 13:1. This variant reading appears to have arisen when copyists changed the third person verb to the first person to agree with the following first person singular verb εἶδον (I saw). NJB follows the variant reading: “And I took my stand on the seashore.”-Omanson, R. L., & Metzger, B. M. (2006). A Textual Guide to the Greek New Testament: an adaptation of Bruce M. Metzger’s Textual commentary for the needs of translators (p. 536). Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft.

That unsound conclusion illustrates why I always accept the Textus Receptus as the better reading. “I stood upon the sand of the sea” is a clear allusion to Daniel’s vision (Dan. 7:2-3) that is lost completely if its Satan standing like a tourist with John on the beach. Without John’s biblical allusion to the interpretive key in Daniel the symbolism in this chapter becomes incomprehensible (Dan. 7:1-28).

[4]

ANOTHER
allos (ἄλλος, 243) and heteros (ἕτερος, 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.

[5]
There is a special end time “week” that is seven years long (day = year) during which Antichrist and Christ battle. The “times of the Gentiles” separate Daniel’s contiguous Seventy weeks (Lk. 21:24. Dan. 9:24-26) from this end time week of the Antichrist (Dan. 9:27). Confirming it is seven years long, God’s two witnesses preach 3.5 years until killed by the ascending Beast (Rev. 11:7. Dan. 9:27). He rules an additional 3.5 years (Rev. 13:5). That totals seven years.

[6]
Scriptural premises make this scenario likely.

Only Satan or Extraterrestrial Aliens could generate the overwhelming evidence UFOs are real. Extraterrestrials Aliens don’t exist. Therefore, Satan is generating the delusion UFOs are real.

Atheism preaching Extraterrestrials would be the most likely cause of a Universal Revolt against belief in God. While the definite article “the Apostasy” implies a “great revolt”, its the effect of events on “all called God or worshiped” (2Thess. 2:4) that requires this is a global revolt against theism.

Scripture reveals Satan is a tactician. He has reasons for what he does. Therefore, there is a reason why he has spent so much time and energy instilling belief in UFOs, which has been the only accomplishment of the phenomena so far. It follows Satan uses that “inspired delusion” [that God “sent” by lifting His restraint on spiritism (2Thess. 2:7-12. Rev. 9:1-3; 12:12)] to convince the earth join him at Armageddon to fight God (Rev. 16:13-14). The obvious interpretation of this, the “inspired BIG LIE” false prophecy deceiving the earth is a “flying frog UFO delusion.” Therefore, the most likely cause of a sudden global rejection of Theism would be the arrival of atheist preaching Extraterrestrials.

While I have not surveyed other UFO cults, I felt no need to. Satan revealed enough of his strategy to “Rael”. He redefines “Elohim” as “extraterrestrial” and overlays that upon Scripture to destroy its authority. The Satanic character of the eisegesis is evident in its following the technique Satan invented in the Garden of Eden. Cast doubt upon the meaning of God’s Word and then misdirect attention to what he is suggesting (Gen. 3:1-6. 2Th. 2:10-11).

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Bertrand Russel’s infinite regression argument is contradicted by Scripture’s representation of God as Infinite (1 Kings 8:27). That is an incompatible property pertinent to the proposition regression to something greater always occurs. Nothing greater than infinite YHWH is possible. As for “scientific atheism“, as B. Russel insisted, regression from finite creatures to something greater must occur. Logically therefore, regression continues until the infinite is met. Therefore, the “aliens” are liars. Infinite God must begin the cycle of life.

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