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|The Kingdoms and Powers (Outline of History)|
|Daniel 2||Metal Man||History from Babylon to the Second Coming|
| Daniel 2, 7, 8; |
Revelation 12,13, 18
|Beasts and animals||Beasts and Animals symbolism mean kingdoms and powers and sometimes the ruler|
|Daniel 7:4||Lion with wings||Babylon|
|Daniel 7:5; 8:3||Bear, ram with two horns||Medo-Persia (Darius and Cyrus)|
|Daniel 7:5||Three ribs||Babylon, Egypt, Lydia|
|Daniel 7:6; 8:5||Leopard, and goat||Greece, Alexander the Great (Notable horn), four heads, four horns|
|Daniel 7,8,11||Dreadful beast||Rome|
|Daniel 11||The Ceasars||Rome Detail. The succession of leaders up to Christ|
|Daniel 7:7||Ten horns||Europe|
|Daniel 7:8; 8:9||Horn with eyes or Little Horn||Papal Rome is the little horn with the big mouth|
|Daniel 8:10||Papacy rises||Papal rise to power|
|Daniel 7:8||Three horns uprooted||Three Nations are eliminated in the rise to power|
|Daniel 9:27; 11: 31; 12:11||Abomination of Desolation||The destroyer of the corrupt sanctuary|
|Revelation 13: 3||Wounded||Papacy loses power (Wounded)|
|Revelation 13: 3,12||Wound healed||Papacy rises to power again|
|Daniel, Revelation||Antichrist||The Antichrist|
|Daniel, Revelation||Antichrist blasphemy||The Antichrist speaks against God|
|Daniel 11||King of the North||Rome - The King of the North (Seleucids, Rome, papacy)|
|Daniel 11||King of the South||Egypt and France|
|Revelation 12||Woman||The church or religious power|
|Revelation 12:1||Woman in white clothed with the sun||The true church|
|Revelation 12:2||Woman with child||The church of God and Christ|
|Revelation 17:4||Woman in red and purple||The apostate church|
|Revelation 17:3||Woman rides the beast||The false church controls the state|
|Revelation 11:7||Beast from the abyss||French revolution and communist and secularist ideology|
|Revelation 12:13; 13:1||Dragon, serpent||The devil, worked through pagan Rome|
|Revelation 12:3||Dragon with seven heads and ten horns with crowns||The final powers controlling the world|
|Revelation 13:1; 17:3||Beast from the sea with seven heads and ten crowned horns||The final powers controlling the world before 1918|
|Revelation 17:3||Scarlet beast with seven heads and ten horns||The final powers controlling the world after 1918|
|Revelation 17:11||Eighth head||Satan taking direct control|
|Revelation 17:9||Mountain||Seven mountains of Rome|
|Revelation 17:8||Beast who was, is not and yet is||The revived Church-State|
|Revelation 16:13||False prophet||The United States|
|Revelation 13:11||Beast from the earth (Lamb with two horns)||United States of America - Lamb with two horns|
|Revelation 13:11-18||Lamb as a dragon||United States of America (Religious), seven headed beast|
|Revelation 13:14-15||Image to the beast||Babylon (an image) returns at the end of time|
|Revelation 16: 13||Three unclean spirits like frogs||Out of the mouth of dragon, beast and false prophet|
|Time Prophecies (Day for a year symbolism)|
|Daniel 4:23-25||7 Times (2560 Years)||2560 Years - Babylon falls for seven periods of times|
|Daniel 11: 24||360 Years||Rome would last for 360 years, from its alliance with Israel until it moved its capitol South.|
|Daniel 8:14; 9:23||2300 Years||2300 years from captivity to the judgment of the little horn|
|Daniel 9:24||70 Weeks||The Jews given 490 years after the Babylonian captivity|
|Daniel 9:26-27; 11||1 Week||7 Years - The messiah is baptized (anointed) and Dies|
|Daniel 7:25; 12:7 Revelation 12:14|| Time, times and half time |
Time, times and the dividing of time
|Little horn rules for 1260 years|
|Revelation 2: 10||10 days||10 years of persecution under Diocletian (303-313 A.D.)|
|Revelation 12:6||1260 Years||Little horn rules for 1260 years|
|Revelation 13: 5||42 Months||Little horn rules for 1260 years|
|Daniel 12: 11||1290 Years||Little horn's rise to power|
|Daniel 12: 12||1335 Years||From rise to power to the judgment in favor of the saints|
|Revelation 11:9||3 and ½ days||French Revolution|
|Revelation 9: 5||5 months||Fifth trumpet brings 5 months of torment for people without the seal of God|
|Revelation 9: 15||Hour, Day, Month, Year||Four angels were loosed at a specific time at an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year|
|Revelation 3: 10||1 hour||Hour of testing for the church of Philadelphia|
|Revelation 18: 8||1 Day||The seven last plagues will occur in One final year|
|Revelation 17: 12||1 hour||Ten kings give power to the beast|
|Revelation 18: 10,17||1 hour||Babylon's judgment time|
|Revelation 8:1||½ hour||Silence in Heaven - The second coming|
|Revelation 20||1000 Years||Millennium Satan bound. Judgment by the saints|
|Revelation 10:6||Time no more||Time no more or delay no longer|
|Daniel 7:12||Extended time||An extended period of time given to the lion, bear and leopard|
|Revelation 20: 3||Short time||Satan released for a short time after the Millennium|
|Daniel 8, 9, 11, 12||Abomination||Abomination of Desolation|
|Daniel 12||Sealed book||End time prophecy details|
|Daniel 7: 25||Changing Time||The powers change times and laws|
|Revelation 11:3||Two witnesses||Two witnesses|
|Revelation 11:8||Sodom and Egypt||Sodom and Egypt are revived in the period of the French Revolution|
|Revelation 2, 13, 16||Throne or Seat||The throne of God and Satan|
|Revelation||Angels||The messengers of God|
|Revelation 1-3||7 Churches||History of the Church|
|Revelation 10||Little book open||End time Prophecies to be understood|
|Revelation 4||Open door||Sanctuary|
|Revelation 5 - 8||7 Seals||Civil history|
|Revelation 6||4 horsemen||Seals 1 to 4 are the famous four horsemen of the apocalypse.|
|Revelation 8||7 Trumpets||Military history|
|Revelation 10||7 Thunders||Sealed by God. Maybe it announced the date of His Second Coming.|
|Revelation 16||7 Vials||Wrath of God|
|Revelation 16||7 Plagues, 7 bowls||Final punishment of the beast|
|Revelation 7||Seal of God||God's Mark|
|Revelation 7:4; 14:1||144,000||144,000 from every tribe|
|Revelation 13:14||Image to the Beast||The final super power - Religious and political|
|Revelation 13:16-17||Mark of the Beast||The Dragon's Mark|
|Revelation 13:18||666||Number of the Beast|
|Revelation 18||Babylon Fallen||The persecuting power is finally defeated.|
|Revelation 8||Mystery of God||The gospel commission is completed|
|Revelation 14||Three Angels message||Last spread of the gospel|
|Revelation 6, 8, 11, 16||Earthquake||Major political change or a real earthquake|
|Daniel 2;12:1||Rock||Second Coming|
|Revelation 12||Remnant||The faithful who are called by God|
|Revelation 13||Wilderness||The church in the wilderness|
|Revelation 20||Bottomless pit||The earth after the Second Coming|
|Daniel 7:10; Revelation 20:12||The Books, Book of life||The Book of Life and the other Books|
|Revelation 20||Resurrection||The two resurrections|
|Revelation 20:9; 16: 16||Armageddon||The battle of Armageddon|
|2 Thessalonians 2:11||Strong delusion||The false Second Coming|
|Dioceses in 378|
» Diocese of the East
Papacy Rises to Power
When the emperor abandoned the capital in Rome for the new capital in Constantinople, he started the beginning of the secular power of the Bishop of Rome. This power was not fully recognized because the Roman caesars still influenced the election of the Bishop of Rome, and the barbarian tribes still pestered Rome. With the support of the Roman army - and especially the support of Justinian - the bishop of Rome would eventually see absolute power.
Hundreds of years later, it would lose power and rise again to global dominance.
Which Date? When did the papacy rise to power? According to the prophecy, it must be:
|Year||+ 1260||End Time History|
|533||1793||French reign of terror|
|1929||?||It rose to power again|
We have at least four possible dates.
We can look at the example of Babylon to see what was important to God.
God said that the people would be captured by Babylon for seventy years. However, their physical captivity was much shorter.
God counted the time Babylon controlled the region as part of the seventy years, not when they had the most power over them at the final exile.
We choose 538 BC, because the church had absolute control over the region at that time.
Errors In The Catholic View of Prophecy
With an ultimate goal of political domination, there are several events in the Catholic prophetic view that drives them to certain actions. Some of these are incorrect and they must change their strategy:
|Error||Catholic Expectation||Actual Prophecy|
|A revived Roman empire||This probably led them to start and nurture the European economic union. With the western preoccupation with money and their disregard for the spiritual, this was certainly an alliance that the governments would pursue, so it was in the best interest of the church to start and nurture this union.|| There will not be a revived political Roman empire in Europe.
God stated that the ten toes of the image of Daniel 2 will not cleave to each other.
What will occur is that there will be a separate political Europe controlled by the church as it did in the dark ages. But European nations will be politically independent. All ten of the original nations in the region of the old Roman empire will not unite as one nation. The original Roman nations included northern Africa. These are now Muslim nations and would not form a single government with Europe. The remaining seven original nations will probably not unite as one nation.
|Fall of the United States||In its attempt to be the spiritual ruler of the world, the church saw the communism of Russia and the secularism of the West as enemies of God and the leadership of the church. Since communism directly challenged God and directly caused many to abandon the faith - the church chose communism as the first system to fall. This policy was in agreement with the United States policy on communism, so both leaders cooperated in the downfall of the Soviet Union.|| Prophecy sees the final powers as the Catholic Church,
the United States of America and the teachings of the Pagan systems as the last three powers.
Paganism by itself is not a tangible political power like the country of the United States but it
is the ideology that people will adopt.
But the United States will not fall like the Soviet Union, rather the church will learn that it must find a way to influence the laws and politics of the United States. After this, it can control the country to do its will.
Prophecy sees the church controlling the European union but cooperating with and relying more on the United States as its source of military strength to enforce religion.
|Worldwide appearance of Mary and the Christ||The church is hoping that this appearance will immediately convince all the world to obey its commands.||Prophecy does predict a counterfeit appearance of Christ. And it does predict that all the world will follow this powerful union of the Church with the United States of America.|
|Devotion to Mary||The church is convinced that obedience to the messages given in the Fatima visions and other visions of Mary will cause heaven to be totally on their side so that they can act out their will without worrying about public opinion. They are guaranteed success if they follow the visions.||This attitude will lead them to do the things predicted by prophecy. They must rely on false prophecies, miracles and visions as a sign of their special approval by God. But this policy will lead to disaster since it places them against God.|
The Antichrist Blasphemes
Several parallel prophecies record the blasphemous words of the antichrist. Blasphemy involved at least two sins that eventually affects the good name of God and leads to unacceptable (vain) worship. These are claiming to be God and claiming to forgive sins.
|Daniel 7:25||And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time, times and the dividing of a time||
Daniel 7: 8, 11, 25
Daniel 8: 11-12
Daniel 11: 36-37
Revelation 13: 5-7
2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4
|Great words against God. Boasts||
"... the power of the priest is the power of the divine person; for the transubstantiation of the bread requires as much power as the creation of the world. ... thus the priest may be called the creator of the Creator ..." - The dignity of the priesthood by Liguori, page 33
And God himself is obliged to abide by the judgment of his priest and either not to pardon or to pardon, according as they refuse to give absolution, provided the penitent is capable of it." - Liguori, Duties and Dignities of the Priest, page 27
|Change Times and Laws||
The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ." "The Pope has the authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ." Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcopal Caption (The Pope can modify divine law.) Ferraris' Ecclesiastical Dictionary.
The Pope is of great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divine laws ... The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth." - Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Ribliotheca, "Papa," Article 2, translated
The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed ... the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by its own authority." Canon and Tradition, page 263
Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; -- she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority." - Reverend Stephan Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, "On the Obedience Due to the Church," chapter 2, page 174. (Imprimatur, John Cardinal McCloskey, archbishop of New York.)
|Wear out the saints||
Experience teaches that there is no other remedy for the evil, but to put heretics (Protestants) to death; for the (Romish) church proceeded gradually and tried every remedy: at first she merely excommunicated them; afterwards she added a fine; then she banished them; and finally she was constrained to put them to death." - Cardinal Bellarmine famous champion of Romanism cited by Schumucker page 76
That the Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind, will be questioned by no Protestant who has a competent knowledge of history . . . It is impossible to form a complete conception of the multitude of her victims, and it is quite certain that no powers of imagination can adequately realize their sufferings." -- W. E. H. Lecky, History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, volume 2, page 32, 1910 edition.
This was the fate of heretics or those suspected of heresy.
According to the church, only death has worked to stop heresy.
Therefore, do not expect them to use any other method in the future.
Death by fire
|II Thessalonians. 2:3-4||the son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God [the church], showing himself that he is God|
|He is god||
The pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man (...) he is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plenitude of power."
The pope is the supreme judge of the law of the land ... He is the vicegerent (replacement) of Christ, who is not only a Priest forever, but also King of kings and Lord of lords." - La Civilia Cattolica, March 18, 1871, quoted in Leonard Woosely Bacaon, An inside view of the Vatican Council (American Tract Society ed.), page 229
|Daniel 8:11-12||And he magnified himself even to the prince of the host" - [Jesus Christ], and "... it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered|
|As great as Jesus or is Jesus||
The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, he is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of flesh.
All the names which are attributed to Christ in Scripture, implying His supremacy over the church, are also attributed to the Pope." Bellamin, "On the Authority of Councils," book 2, Chapter 17
|Daniel 11: 36-37||Then the king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done. 37 "He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all.|
All the faithful must believe that the Holy Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff [the Pope] possesses the primacy over the whole world, and the Roman Pontiff is the successor of blessed Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and is true vicar of Christ, and head of the whole church, and father and teacher of all Christians; and that full power was given to him in blessed Peter to rule, feed, and govern the universal Church by Jesus Christ our Lord." -- First Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of Christ, "Eternal Pastor," published in the fourth session of the Vatican Council, 1870, chapter 3, in Philip Schaff, Creeds of Christendom. volume 2, page 262
|God must obey||
... we find in obedience to the words of his priests - Hoc est Corpus Meum - God Himself descends on the altar, that he comes whenever they call Him; and as often as they call Him, and places Himself in their hands, even though they should be His enemies. And after having come, he remains, entirely at their disposal; they move Him as they please, from one place to another; they may, if they wish, shut Him up in the tabernacle, expose Him on the altar, or carry Him outside the church; they may, if they choose, eat His flesh, and give Him for the food of others. ;Oh how great is their power!' - The Dignity of the priesthood by Liguori page 26,27
" Hoc est Corpus Meum " means "This is my body".
The power referred to is transsubstantiation and the power of the priest in moving the eucharist (bread) which is supposed to be the real body of Christ. With this act, they have God at their control.
|Revelation 13: 5-7||There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them|
|Prophetic Time||Real Time|
|1 Year, (1 time)||360 Years|
|1 Month||30 Years|
|1 Day||1 Year|
|1 Hour||15 Days|
|1 Week||7 Days|
|½ Hour||7½ Days|
|About ½ Hour||8 Days|
| A time
|Rome would last for a "time" 360 years in the North. From the time Rome conquered Egypt in the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C. until the time the capital was moved from Rome to Constantinople in 330 A.D., Rome existed in the North.|
| Ten Days
|This refers to the tenth organized persecution of the Christian church under emperor Diocletian during the year 303 - 313 A.D.|
| 2300 days
|The Restoration of the Sanctuary. From the time of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the cleansing of the Sanctuary would be 2300 years. This lasted from 457 B.C. to 1844 A.D.|
| 70 Weeks
|The Time Remaining for the Jewish Nation. The first part of the 2300 day prophecy would trace the history of Israel until the Messiah arrived. The period lasted from 457 B.C. to 34 A.D. when the stoning of Stephen signified the full rejection of the Messiah. In 31 A.D. the Messiah was crucified and resurrected. After 3½ years of this evidence, the majority still rejected Him.|
| 1 Week
|The Last Week of the Life of Jesus. This is the last 7 years of the 490 year prophecy. At the beginning, the Messiah was anointed (baptized by the Holy Spirit). He was crucified 3½ years later in 31 A.D. and by 34 A.D. Stephen was stoned and the mission to the gentiles was started.|
| 42 Months,
The 1260 Year Control of the Church.
This period lasted from 538 A.D. when the last of the Barbarian tribes was removed from Rome and the Bishop of Rome could exercise his full power. It continued until 1798 when Pope Pius VI was imprisoned by General Berthier of France and the forces of the French Revolution tried to remove Catholicism and Christianity.
Daniel states that the church is given over to the persecuting power because they sinned against God. During this time, the church is persecuted and does the work of God under penalty of death. God provides some shelter for them in the wilderness, but many are martyred as the controlling power continues to offend God.
| 1290 days
|This time period starts in 508 A.D. and extends to 1798. It traces the establishment and fall of the Papacy from the support of the church by the French when Clovis vowed to make the Bishop of Rome and Catholicism the religion of the world.|
| 1335 days
|This time period from the establishment of the Papacy to the judgment starts in 508 A.D. and extends to 1843 when the persecuting system was judged.|
| 3½ days
| The French Revolution.
A critical period of the French Revolution lasted exactly 3½ years.
During this time they attempted to ban God and replace the Church with a new religion.
During this period, many of the secularist ideas that gave rise to communism, evolution
and abandonment of God for personal beliefs were formed.
See a more detailed discussion under the two witnesses.
| 5 months
|5 months of torment for people without the seal of God. July 27, 1299 - 1449 the Turks were at war with the Greek division of the empire without conquering Constantinople.|
|1 year, 1 month, 1 day and 1 hour
(391 years and 15 days)
| Rule of the Ottoman Turks over the eastern Roman empire.
1449 - August 11, 1840 Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Turks who were in power until 1840.
But the sentence structure suggests that this is not a specific length of prophetic time but it is a specific time in history. The sentence emphasize the exact hour, day, month and year when something begins. This might refer to the beginning of the time of the end and the start of the formal process of judgment.
| 1 Hour
| 1 Hour of testing for the church of Philadelphia.
Could this be the critical time of 15 days after the great disappointment.
When the faithful would be tested. This prophecy states that God would keep them from it.
Therefore, they emerged from the ordeal with faith.
Or is this referring to God's protection of His church during the final two weeks.
| 1 day
|In prophetic time 1 day is 1 year. The plagues come in a day. The seven last plagues will happen within 1 year.|
| 1 hour
| Revelation 17: 12 - Ten kings rule 1 Hour with the Beast. The final events of the last days will happen quickly. This period is so short
that it might refer to a formal procedural event in which the nations of the European Union give power
or support to the Catholic church. This length of time is equivalent to the length of time of the punishment of Babylon in Revelation 18: 10.
This handing over of power starts a brief intense period of persecution.
Or, is this referring to the world as one kingdom (in the mind of the church) and this final 15 day period is the political recognition and assignments it gives to these ten kings in its new administration. This makes more sense since the prophecy describes them as not receiving a kingdom. But we know that is not true as far as the current status of nations are today. However, in the new world order ruled by the church - they have no recognized kingdom. The church gives them that recognition when they give it their military support.
Because, what happens next (verse 13) is that as members of this new kingdom ruled by the church they give their power and armies and support to the church to carry out the intense persecution in verse 14. This is the way they operated during the middle ages. The church used the governments to carry out the persecutions. It sometimes controlled the justice system - having their own clerics make legal decisions.
| 1 hour
| Revelation 18: 10, 17 - the judgment of Babylon occurs in one hour. Is it the same time period as Revelation 17: 12?
Babylon receives judgment as soon as it declares war against the people of God.
It seems incredible, but the fall of Babylon involves millions leaving it. Apparently, the persecution of Revelation 17: 14 backfires, the Lord overcomes them. In two weeks the word of God is spread throughout the world and many make their decision to leave the church. Disgusted at the actions of the church in these persecutions, they finally see the light.
Being true politicians, this brief alliance collapses when popular opinion turns against them. According to Revelation 17: 16, the ten kings will turn against her. The political alliance falls in 15 days.
| about ½ hour
The Feast of Tabernacles. For 7½ to 8 days all of heaven is emptied as Christ and the whole host of heaven come
to take the saints home. It is a glorious reception.
With heaven emptied there is silence. There is also no more opportunity for confession and conversion. Those who are unjust will still be unjust!
Seven days is the length of the feast of tabernacles. This feast celebrates the time in which we will live with God. On the eighth day is the new beginning when the law is read. This is precisely what the Second Coming accomplishes.
The Date of the Second Coming. Jesus told His disciples that no one knows the "day or hour" of His coming. The millerite movement and others have made the mistake of predicting dates for the Second Coming. Some cult leaders repeatedly set new dates based on obscure reasonings.
However, we can probably guess one significant fact about the Second Coming - it will occur within eight days of the feast of Tabernacles. The reasoning is based on the following information:
|1000 years||Millennium. The millennium lasts one thousand years, if this is prophetic time then it would be 360,000 years. Some say that because this occurs after the second coming then it is no longer prophetic time. But it doesn't matter who is right because we will be in heaven before this period starts. So if it lasts 360,000 years then Satan will be bound 360,000 years. If it lasts 1000 years then he will be bound that long. It does not matter because the waiting will be over for us.|
|Time no more|| Delay no more. (Revelation 10: 6-7), During the days of the seventh trumpet, the gospel will be finished
and there will be "time" or delay no more.
This could refer to the fact that any other time prophecy is not to be counted as one day for one year.
There are the possible times:
|Extended time. Why will Iraq never win?||
Daniel 7:12 - An extended period of time given to the lion, bear and leopard after their dominion was taken away, but the little horn was destroyed.
This just refers to the fact that the kingdoms which came before the little horn would continue to exist with
much reduced power until the end. But the little horn will continue until the end and only at that time will he lose power.
The three ancient powers of Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece still exist today as Iraq, Iran and Greece. But the little Horn (Catholic Church) is about to control the world again.
Revelation 20: 3 states that Satan will be released for a short time after the millennium is over.
This is because several things must still occur:
This final period is there to demonstrate to all those who want a second chance that even after they have been personally taught by God and acknowledged their error that they will rebel again within a very "short time".
|Revelation 17: 10. The seventh head, the United States will exist for a short time or a little while as Babylon the Great|
666 (The Number Of His Name)
There are two main methods by which the number 666 is interpreted.
|Fear of the number 666|
666 is derived by many by adding the numerical value of other people's name.
This is done using many ancient numerical systems or by simply counting letters.
But some of these systems are irrelevant because they do not use any methods known to the ancients at the time of the prophecy.
At the time the prophecies were given, the Romans were in power.
Since their numerical system included letters of the alphabet,
one could get the "number of your name" by adding the letters in your name that are equivalent to numbers.
Therefore, any other system (like counting the number of letters in your name) are invalid.
A Latin title of the Pope is Vicarius Filii Dei which means "vicar of the son of God". The name adds up to 666. It is only one of several other pieces of evidence that is combined with other statements of prophecy which identifies this power as the little horn. Most names and titles are not blasphemous - a requirement.
Following is a list of some of the insane methods people use to get the number 666. Some use systems that only make sense in the English language translations. Others use alternate spellings, transliterations, systems that the prophets never heard of (for example, ASCII codes) and modern scientific discoveries. Many of these do not fit the method of interpretation used by God and some are too localized within a language or a culture that never existed when the prophecy was given. Almost all fail the test because they are not blasphemous names.
|Some Other Applications of 666|
|The Value of Names||
The Roman numerals and alphabet are the same characters used in the English and other languages.
However, the Greek and Hebrew characters are not the same. Therefore, a Roman letter is substituted for the other language
but the numerical value assigned is the number of the original language.
This type of reasoning is illogical.
Transliteration. Taking the sound of a word in one language and subitituting the letters that make the same sound in another language. All this accomplishes is to make one know how to pronounce the word but meaning is not transferred.
e.g. "s'il vous plait" means "if you please" or "thank you" in French. Transliterated, it is "silver play".
|Ronald Wilson Reagan||Counting the total letters in each of his name|
|George Walker Bush Jr||Counting the total letters in each of his name. But he is technically not a junior and counting letters is irrelevant.|
|Prince Charles of Wales||By counting the Hebrew and Greek numbers of his name. |
Also, "charles" spelled in Greek, comes on page 667 of Thayer's New Testament Lexicon. (That's stupid)
|Kissinger||66 + 54 + 114 + 114 + 54 + 84 + 42 + 30 + 108. Add the order of the letters of his name multiplied by 6. For example, "a" = 1 x 6, "b" = 2 x 6.|
|Barney||Take all the Roman numerals in the English words "cute purple dinosaur" and add the numbers. C + U + U + L + D +I + U|
|Hitler||H (107) + I (108) + T (119) + L (111) + E (104) + R (117) . Using a system in which "A" = 101, "B" = 102 and "C" =103.|
|Saddam||Using an old Hebrew numbering system in which the first letter of the number is equal to a letter in his name. Since double letters are not used only one "D" is counted.
= 60 + 1 + 4 + 1 + 600
★ However, there is no numeric value for mem-final in Judaism
|Bill Gates||B = 66 I = 73 L = 76 L = 76 G = 71 A = 65 T = 84 E = 69 S = 83 I = 1 I = 1 I = 1. By converting the letters of his name to ASCII code.||
Below are numerical equivalents of the alphabet in the languages used by the Bible.
|Al Gore||His name (including the space) in ASCII code. 97 + 108 + 32 + 103 + 111 + 114 + 101|
|Ellen Gould White||Using Latin numerals and substituting the letter "W" for 2 "V"s. W=0 but V V=10. This substitution was not done by the Romans, and the letter "W" was introduced hundreds of years later.|
|John Paul II||Using the Latin version of his name IOANES PAULUS SECUNDO|
|Section 666 of the social security act||Requires every state, as a condition of Federal Revenue Sharing, to obtain "the number of your name" (your social security number) before you can receive any state services.|
|The seats in the parliament of the European Union||Believers in the gap theory are speculating that the antichrist will be number 666.|
|WWW||The internet is the number of the beast because the value of the Hebrew letter "Vav" is 6. This letter is often transliterated as "W", so WWW is 666. Unfortunately, if this is true, Hebrew adds the value of each letter to get the number, so WWW would be 18|
|Allah||The Greek text for Revelation 13: 18 "number name" looks like the Arabic word for "in the name of Allah" ... IF you rotate the mirror image of the letters. "Chi" "Xi" (small letter), and "Stigma"|
|The Value of Titles||
|VICARIUS FILII DEI||Using Latin numbers, it means "Vicar of the son of God". A title used by the pope.|
|LUDOVICUS||Using Latin numbers, it means "Vicar of the court".|
|DUX CLERI||Using Latin numbers, it means "Captain of the clergy".|
|ROMIITH||Means "Roman Kingdom". Add numbers using Hebrew numerical equivalents.
= 200 + 6 + 40 + 10 + 10 + 400
|ROMITI||Means "Roman man". Add numbers using Hebrew numerical equivalents.
= 200 + 6 + 40 + 10 + 400 + 10
|Caesar Nero||An "n" is added to his name, resulting in Neron Caesar.
Then the Latin is transliterated into Aramaic, resulting in "nrwn qsr".
This is a praeterist interpretation of the number 666, that Nero fulfilled this prophecy. However, I do not know why an "n" was added to his name and why the switch from Latin to Aramaic.
= 50 + 200 + 6 + 50 + 100 + 60 + 200
|Mathematical Calculations, Science and Technology|
|DCLXVI||The sum of the first six Latin numbers in order from large to small|
|The first three sixth powers||16 - 26 + 36|
|Sum of digits and cubes||6 + 6 + 6 + 63 + 63 + 63|
|Sum of squares of first seven prime numbers||22 + 32 + 52 + 72 + 112 + 132 + 172|
|The sum of cubes||(13) + (23) + (33) + (43) + (53) + (63) + (53) + (43) + (33) + (23) + (13)|
|Sum of numbers 1 to 36||1+2+3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 +13 +14 +15 +16 +17 +18 +19+ 20+ 21 +22 +23 +24 +25+ 26+ 27+ 28+ 29 +30 +31+ 32+ 33+34+35 +36|
|The Center of Jerusalem||
These are artificially assigned numbers which cannot be added. Their addition is as meaningless as adding the number of tires on a car to the age of the pope. In addition 47+13 minutes gives 1 hour not "6".
|The carbon atom||The atom is made of six protons, six neutrons and six electrons. Since living things are made of carbon, it is a symbol of material and organic life, not spiritual life|
|Universal Product Code (UPC)||The three longer guard bands each have the numerical value of 6||
Convergence: Time Patterns And Date Setting
Convergence: Time Patterns
The process of predicting the exact date of the Second Coming is generally based on time patterns such as:
|Summary of Theories|
|49 months||2008||42 months (7 x 6) were given to the little horn. This ended in 1798. Could the next 210 years or 7 prophetic months (7 x 1) belong to God?
During this time of the seventh trumpet, the gospel is preached. It is God's time.
7 prophetic months are also seven periods of time and it is the time for Babylon to fall before it rises again. So the papacy must regain some important power in 2008
|Fiftieth cycle||1988||50 jubilees since the 2300 days prophecy began. Does this point to a new beginning|
|40-60 Jubilees||1988||40 jubilees since the Jesus announced His ministry and 1000 years before the 60th Jubilee|
|The Great Jubilee||1994||Seven cycles of 490 years since the exodus. The eighth cycle begins at this time. It is a new beginning for the church after the Second Coming.|
|1994||Five cycles of 490 years since the prophecies of Daniel began. The eighth cycle begins after the millennium. It is a new beginning for the universe after the Third Coming.|
|Woman Cleansed||2011||30 cycles of time to cleanse the unclean woman (church)|
|Messiah Born||1994||2000 years since the birth of Jesus|
|Messiah Dies||2031||2000 years since the death of Jesus (2031-2034)|
|Covenant||2034||2000 years since the 490 prophetic years given to the Jews|
|The Great Week||1996* - 2028||6000 years on earth since the creation, then the millennial Sabbath.|
|Before 2130||6000 years on earth since Adam fell, then the millennial Sabbath.|
|Recreation Week||After 7000 Years||The events in the recreation of man mimics the days of creation week|
|Time of the end||Before 2158||This began in 1798. It may end 360 years later (One time)|
|Time no longer||Before 2204||There will be no more "time" (or another 360 years) after the seventh angel starts to sound. This began in 1844.|
|Times of the Gentiles||2194||If these are multiples of 360 years since Israel was rejected for the church in 34 A.D. If the gentiles are given the same amount of time as the Jews (six times or 2160 years)|
|The Middle Of The Week||2531||Jesus is killed in the middle of the 7000 year "week". If the final day is the millennium then the Second Coming can be no later than 2531-34|
|Creation||No Sin||Six Thousand Years||1000 Years|
|Human History (Sabbaths Broken)||Second Coming||Millennium|
|4000 Years||2000 Years|
|Joy||Days of Sorrow (1-32)||Joy||Days of Sorrow (34-49)||Day 50||Joy|
... of the sabbath He speaks in the beginning of the creation; And God made the works of his hands in six days and He ended on the seventh day, and rested on it, and He hallowed it. Give heed, children, what this means, He ended in six days He means this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all things to an end, for the day with Him signifies a thousand years; and this He himself bears me witness, saying, look, the day of the Lord shall be as a thousand years. Therefore, children, in six days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end. And He rested on the seventh day. This he means; when His Son shall come, and shall abolish the time of the Lawless One, and shall judge the ungodly, and shall change the sun and the moon and the stars, then shall He truly rest on the seventh day.Of all the theories, this has the best legal basis.
(Epistles of Barnabus, chapter 15.)
|Dark - Light||AirWater||Earth and Trees||Sun, Moon, Stars||Fish - Birds||Animals - Man||Sabbath|
|Period 1||Period 2||Period 3|
|Torn||Wounded||Bandaged||Revived||Raised||Healed||Live Before God|
|Slavery in Egypt||Plagues||Red Sea||Exodus||Cross Jordan||New Nation||Messiah (27-31)|
|Romans||Temple, City||Scattered||Holocaust||Israel (1948)||Latter Rain||Millennium|
|Year||Period||Period||History||Government||Sanctuary||New Sanctuary Event|
|1437 BC - |
|1||:||Israel ruled by judges and priests||Theocracy||Laver|| Exodus (Red Sea) |
The first Sanctuary
|946 BC - |
|2||:||Israel ruled by kings||Self rule by kings||Sanctuary||Dedication of Solomon's temple|
|457 BC - |
|3||1||490 years remains for the nation||Foreign kings||Lamb||Rebuild Jerusalem and second temple|
|35 AD - |
|4||2||Decline of pagan Rome||Brutal foreign king||Incense Altar||Messiah (God's Temple)|
|525 AD - |
|5||3||Rise of papal Rome (538)||Church||Bread (Broken body or word)|| False Sanctuary doctrines and persecution (Crusades, Inquisition). Extreme unction, purgatory, worship of images and relics|
995 - Canonization of dead saints.
1050 - the mass.
1090 - the rosary.
1190 - selling indulgences.
|1015 AD - |
|6||4||Persecution under absolute power of papal Rome (1095). Schism in 1054||Church and State||Wine (blood shed)|
|1505 AD - |
|7||5||Reformation (1517)||Republics||Light|| Reformation |
1545 - Doctrine of infallibility.
|Millennium||8||6||New beginning for saints at the Second Coming||Theocracy||Ark (Mercy Seat)|| Transformation of the body temple. |
Law written in the heart.
|:||7||Second half of Millennium||10 Commandments||Judgment. Sanctuary vindicated|
|After Millennium||:||8||New beginning for the universe. Sin is destroyed||In the heart||God tabernacles with men.|
|Convergence Of Time Periods|
|Great Week||0 - 1000||1000 - 2000||2000 - 3000||3000 - 4000||4000 - 5000||5000 - 6000||Millennium||New|
|Exodus||Exodus from Egypt||Millennium||Judgment||Exodus from the earth||Millennium||Judgment|
|Great Jubilee||Starts with the exodus||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||Second Coming|
|Starts with the decree of 457 B.C.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||Third Coming|
|Prophetic time||2300 years||47 jubilees||3||Millennium||New earth|
|1260 years (42 months) and |
a final 210 years (7 months)
|"Times" called||Nations called||Israel (6)||Gentiles (5)||God (1)|
|God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God. Romans 8: 28||Time: 90 minutes
Print: 18 pages
Updated: January 25, 2004. December 2010
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (March 2008)
Credits: The information was compiled from various sources on this WEB site.
See references for the section on "the Little Horn".
Some of this is original information and observation and may not be theologically accurate.
All graphics are the original drawings of Laverna Patterson and are the property of teachinghearts.org