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A Woman Rides The Beast
(Revelation 17 - The Fifth Plague)

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Revelation 17 introduces Jesus as the judge and the one who punishes His enemies. Here we see the profile of the human systems that were controlled by Satan. It is a legal case that documents their power and control by the eighth head. In the end the system collapses and since it is not built on Love, they consume each other during the fifth plague. The symbols used involve the judgment of empires who fight God.
This is a theme echoed in the experience of Israel. They crossed over into the Promised Land after God subdued seven nations. (Deuteronomy 7)

Background
We learned that in symbolic Bible Prophecy, a "woman" is symbolic of a church and a beast is a kingdom. Here we see a power represented both as a church and a state. Because the woman rides the beast, she is in the controlling position. Previous prophecies showed this union of church and state as a beast which controls religious affairs. It speaks against God and persecutes the people of God. Here the prophecy gives an enlargement. That power is actually two. It is a church that controls the governments of the world and a world controlled by the church and the state. Let us identify the lady and the dragon.

The Great Harlot (The Dragon Lady)
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality." And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, "Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth." And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly. (Revelation 17: 1-6)
There are several points that identify the Great Harlot:

Religious Identity
The harlot is seen as one who demands a religious role.

Political Identity
The harlot is seen as one who controls people and political powers of the whole world.

The Sins Of The Harlot

The Roman church is the only power that meets the description of the harlot that rides the beast. It also meets the description of the little horn.

The Beast With The Seven Heads
Woman rides the beast The Evil Empire And the angel said to me, Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.
The Beast. The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they saw the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Seven Mountains. And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
Seven Kings. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.
Ten Horns. And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
Woman. And the woman which you saw is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.
(Revelation 17: 7-12, 18)
These concepts are necessary to unravel the mystery of the beast.

  1. Woman. The woman is the church which rules the nations of the earth from the city of Rome.
  2. Beast. The Beast Was, Is Not, And Is Coming. This represents three phases of papal rule over the beast.
    The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they saw the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. (Revelation 17: 8 )
  3. Seven Heads On The Beast. These represent seven kings who are seven series of world empires.
    ... the seven heads are seven mountains ... and there are seven kings. (Revelation 17: 9, 10)
  4. The Seven Mountains. Although a beast, head, horn and mountain all represent kings or kingdoms, a mountain seems to represent a religious kingdom. Satan is trying to dethrone God and occupy Mount Zion. In this attempt he is trying to build his own religious mountain. He will have seven unsuccessful attempts to rule through human agencies before he comes in person.
    Revelation 12: 3 shows that the dragon has seven heads even before he attacks the woman. This shows that in the spiritual realm Satan's kingdom is divided. It is also limited to seven administrations.
    Daniel 10: 13, 20 shows that for each major power which overthrew Israel, Satan has a demonic prince in the spiritual realm over these earthly kingdoms. So the seven headed spiritual dragon fathers seven physical world empires. Their mission is to try to set up a religious kingdom over Mount Zion.
    Daniel 10: 13, 21 also shows that God's kingdom is not divided. YHWH rules only one kingdom - Israel, and Michael is their Prince.
  5. The Eighth Head. The Beast itself is an ancient eighth who has lived throughout the reign of the seven kings. This is the figure for Satan. It is Satan who will go into perdition during the millennium.
    And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition. (Revelation 7: 11)

The Seven Heads
The red beast of Revelation 17 represents the satanic phase of the church of Rome after its deadly wound is healed and it consolidates with the eighth head. It is a composite of the red dragon of Revelation 12 and the seven headed beast of Revelation 13. And the seven headed beast of Revelation 13 is a composite of the beasts of Daniel 7.

And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must continue a short space. (Revelation 17: 10)
The seven heads are a series of powers that belong to one kingdom, that is the kingdom of Satan. We have a reference to the past, present and future. Where was the angel in this timeline?

The Phases of the Beast (Revelation 13 and 17)
Heads (1-5) Sixth HeadSeventh HeadEighth
609 BC - 1798 1798-19891989-FutureFuture
Five have fallen One isOne will ComeEighth
Beast who was Beast is notBeast Yet Is
Beast lives WoundedHealed

Crown The Past ("Was"): Five Fallen Kings
Since the first kingdom in Daniel 7 is the Lion, it is probably the first head of the beast in Revelation 13 and 17.

  1. Babylon (Lion)
  2. Medo-Persia (Bear)
  3. Greece (Leopard)
  4. Rome (Beast with ten horns)
  5. The Roman Papacy (The Little Horn Power). It is significant that this fifth head receives the fifth curse. Their first desolation.

Crown The Present ("One Is"): The Sixth Head
Around 1798 and ending in 1918, the world transitioned to a new type of power structure. Countries were no longer ruled by dynasties of the privileged few. The people began taking control of governments in the French revolution and monarchies fell all over the world at the end of World War 1. The powers were splintered like the feet in Daniel's image. We are not merely looking for the most dominant power in the world. The power identified in prophecy must have certain characteristics and jurisdiction.

So what was the power that controlled the covenant people, defeated the Papacy and was defeated by the United States? The prophecies of Daniel could not define it in concrete terms like the previous nations because it would be a diffuse power. It was a philosophy that would take hold of many nations and its source was Satanic.
The sixth head is also identified in Revelation. It is the beast from the abyss.
When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. (Revelation 11: 7)

Six Is The Number Of Man (Atheism, Secularism And Communism).
Praetorist View
Some interpretations have assumed that the sixth head is the Pagan Roman empire that was ruling when John received the vision. So the use of the present tense of the verb points to the time of John. But the purpose of the vision was to bring John forward in time to the future, for the judgment of the harlot at the end of time. (See verse 1)
Therefore, the time that "is" is the time of the judgment of the harlot which began around 1844. This is the time to which the angel brought John in the vision.

Appropriately, a human system of religion emerges in this period. The beast from the abyss in Revelation 11: 7 is a humanistic secular power that emerges after 1798 as a result of the French Revolution. The communist empire was the only such power. Here are the candidates.

The Communist empire emerged from the atheistic, materialistic philosophy of the French Revolution and was defeated by the United States. It is the beast from the abyss. It is the sixth Head.
During the time of this head, the church becomes the beast that once was, but now "is not" and "will come".
Babylon the great has now become a center of commerce, embracing secularism, democracy, atheism and even adopting some of the behavior of the communist empire as freedoms are sharply restricted and media is controlled by business interests in collusion with the government. We are now imprisoned behind an electronic iron curtain, spray painted with advertising and delusions of freedom.

The Fall Of Atheism.
According to the fifth trumpet, the beast from the abyss will fill the earth with darkness for five months (150 years). On 21 December 2008, 150 years after Charles Darwin wrote his book "Origin of the Species" (24 November 1859) God began to give evidence of modern science in the Bible that is bound to make people stand in awe and respect of the Torah and question what they have been taught by science regarding evolution and atheism. The portable sanctuary is a model of the Periodic Table of chemistry by the four blocks. It is also a model of quantum physics which is far superior than the two prevailing models called the Standard Model and String Theory. It shows the particles and forces that make the atom and how they are related to each other. It also shows the matter-antimatter relationship, dark matter, and the source of gravity and mass. These are mysteries that the global scientific community at CERN have been diligently hunting since 21 October 2008, using the biggest, fastest and most expensive machine ever built - the Large Hadron Collider.
The Mishkan and other strange Bible stories also show DNA structure and DNA replication. One law shows the structure of the brain and the hormonal functions that control behavior. When this information becomes public the halls of atheism will be shaken. I am so confident of this marvelous information that I am placing it in the lessons as fulfillment of certain prophecies.

The Fall Of Communism.
The prophecy was given to show the judgment of the harlot. Judgment of the righteous began around 1844. The prophecy refers to the sixth head in the present tense, as "The one that is" while "the beast is not". After the papacy fell in judgment in 1798 the sixth head will emerge while it is wounded.
So this time became very important and is the period that is the focus of the prophecy. From this period in time the angel looks back at the previous five kings and forward to the last. Why?
That generation must be able to recognize the times. The angel of that church must be explaining their times to John.
It was the period when God began to merge local fulfillment with the global fulfillment. He does this when an important time period begins or ends. During the time of the global sixth head, the local sixth head was creating a union that would become the global seventh head.
Parallel Fulfillment
Local Global
# YearPope Beast#
- -538 - Rome4
- 538-1798 - Papacy5
- 1798-1991 - Secular,
Atheist,
Communist


View of the Angel
6
1 1922-1939 Pius XI
Lateran Treaty
2 1939-1958 Pius XII
3 1958-1963 John XXIII
4 1963-1978 Paul VI
5 1978-1978 John Paul 1
6 1978-2005 John Paul II
USA and Papacy 7
(1981) Babylon the Great
7 2005-2013 Benedict XVI
8 2013- Francis I
? Unknown popes Satan8
View of the Angel The angel described time from this view

Local Signs of the Times. A road sign is meant to just give enough information that will lead you to the destination and cannot contain all the signs and features of the real place. Similarly, these prophetic signs may point to one significant event that identifies the real fulfillment, but falls apart after that because it cannot contain all the features of the fulfillment.
The wounding of the president and the pope were significant signs to warn us of the complete healing of the fifth beast by an alliance which began the formal emergence of the seventh head of the beast of prophecy.
Perhaps when the eighth head emerges it will be accompanied by its own set of signs.

Crown The Future: Not Yet Come (The Seventh Head).
Seven is the time of rest and it is God's time. Appropriately, this beast is the one that enforces his false Sabbath worship through the governments of the world. This is the woman riding the beast.
This is the same period described in Revelation 13. The beast uses the new lamb beast to control the world.
The seventh head is the return of the Roman church as it seduces the kings of the earth to persecute the remnant people. (Revelation 17: 12-14) This is the phase described as the time of the head that "will come" and as the beast that "yet is". The beast that was returns again after it is healed.

Rules A Short Time
The most encouraging statement is that the seventh head will rule a short time. However, we do not know if this is in relation to the time of supremacy of the other six heads. Ancient Babylon ruled for seventy years and this was the shortest time of all the heads. Will Babylon the Great rule for less than seventy years? Their rule started around 1981. If not, their rule will start with the Latter Rain. They will be the government that rejects clear evidence of God.
1 2 3 456 (is)Gap 78
Egypt Assyria Babylon Medo-PersiaGreeceRomePapacyCommunism Babylon the Great Eighth head
(Satan)
Correct View >70 Years 539BC Babylon lost power for 2520 years (Seven "Times") 1981Short Time
1 2 3 456 (is)78
There are several other theories about the identity of the seven heads.

How long is "a short time"? In Isaiah 63: 18, Israel lamented that their temple lasted a short time before the enemy destroyed it. The first temple stood for about 400 years and second temple for about 500 years. So in this case, the short time is in relation to its expected life span. The temple was supposed to last forever.

The Seventh Head is Babylon The Great
This is the combination of the papacy and the United States after it controls ancient Babylon. The seventh head is also Babylon the Great and the king of the North. In the old testament, there are several images used to describe this power. It is further proof that the lamb beast of Revelation 13 has transitioned to the dragon phase. The behavior is a copy of the charges made against the dragon, Satan.

Crown The Eighth Head (The False Second Coming)
The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction. (Revelation 17: 11)
Isaiah refers to Satan as the King of Babylon. This is why God defines an eighth head who controls the others. We know that eight marks the first in another cycle of seven. The first was Babylon. The eighth is Babylon the Great or the demonic phase of the seventh head that is actually described as one of the seven and not technically a separate kingdom. This is Satan himself. He has been alive through out all these kingdoms, orchestrating their moves. Now, at the end of the world, he makes his final bid for worship. He is a combination of the forces of the seventh head and works through them. Technically this is not the succession of a new empire. The beast only has seven heads. Seven successions. But at some time during the short life span of the seventh head, it receives direct assistance from Satan so that it can only be described as "an eighth head which is one of the seven". To make this phrase even more accurate, the revived fifth head becomes part of this union.

We know it is Satan because the description is that it is an eighth head but it was really a part of the seven heads. The Church is the only world power that has existed continuously for a long time, but even the church was not in existence during the time of the first three heads (Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece). Daniel calls the entire series of empires transgressors who desolated the sanctuary. Satan has been using all these powers to destroy God. He was most successful when he tried to defeat God from within the church.

Wheel The Three Phases of Satan. Just like the succession of beasts that it ruled, Satan also has a series of phases that are similar. It represents his three phases as ruler of the planet. Notice that he never gets back to the phase where he "is". The third phase of the beast is destruction after a short existence. And, the third phase of Satan is destruction after a short existence as the eighth head. Technically, the phase where "he is", is his control through the seven heads. Specifically, it is the phase after he lost dominion of the world after the crucifixion when he must control through those whom Christ has allowed him to rule. This is the entire phase of the papacy, who mirrors this same three phased dominion.
»WasIs Not Goes to Destruction
Satan replaced Adam as our leaderAfter the crucifixion Christ represents us Plagues Millennium Hell Fire
BabylonMedo-PersiaGreeceRomePapacyCommunism Babylon the Great Satan
»Three Phases Of The Papacy > Was Is Not Yet is (Will Come)
»Was Babylon Is Not Babylon will come
Men As GodsAtheismSatan As GodYHWH Is God
Satan rules the seven rebellious empires and is "of the seven" He is the Eighth
Although Babylon follows the pattern of three phases (was, is not and will come), it is not the primary fulfillment of that verse. The papacy is. The power that fulfills this requirement came after five fallen heads. However, it is interesting to notice that Satan, the papacy and Babylon the great all go through these three phases. It is also interesting that the only two powers that destroyed the Jewish temple (Babylon and Rome) return under new management in the end to try to destroy the people of God again.
The Strong Delusion. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. (2 Thessalonians 2: 11-12)

The False Christ. For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. "Look, I have told you in advance. "So if they say to you, "Look, He is in the wilderness, do not go out, or, "Look, He is in the inner rooms, do not believe them. "For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. (Matthew 24: 24-27)

Local Was, Is Not, Yet Is. When the last important figure arises who is directly responsible for installing the abominable forces, he or she may be good or evil. However, the symbols of prophecy require that they must have this pattern to their career. They were in power, lost power and rose to power again.
In some way a man named George Bush repeated this pattern. He was in power, then lost to Bill Clinton and another George Bush rose to power again, continuing the war with Iraq that was waged by his father. These are local signs that we are in the era of the fulfillment.

Other Prophecies And Images About The Eighth Head
The coming of the eighth head is mentioned in other prophecies and in the law and is explained in more detail here.

Possible Signs Of The Eighth Head. The control of Jerusalem by Babylon the Great or the nations with the establishment of religion will be the single most important sign.

Crown The Ten Kings
Possible Candidates
#Western Eastern
Left Foot Right Foot
1France Turkey
2Germany Iran
3Italy Egypt
4England Iraq
5Spain Libya
The list was developed based on current strength and the prophecies of Daniel 11: 41-45
And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength to the beast. 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. (Revelation 17: 12-14)
Although the prophecies of Daniel show ten horns which were reduced to seven when the papacy came to power, we find that at the end of time ten kings appear again. The image of Daniel 2 indicates that ten strong divisions will be prominent among the broken nations of Europe at the Second Coming. This is an example of the pattern of symbols that God chooses. These symbolic signs usually appear at the beginning and end of a prophecy so that the generations that are alive at their formation and termination might recognize the signs.
Ten divisions were present to indicate the beginning of the papal empire. Ten divisions will once again be present at its defeat. The ten toes served both purposes. The European Union has over twenty member nations, which nations will they be? Should we only look at the European part or all the physical nations from the original Roman empire? And just as each leg has five toes, should we expect that there will be five nations from each division?
Whenever this final ten emerge, it must not violate the prophecy of Daniel 2. This is that the nations of the old Roman empire will not cleave to one another. The ten kings must act with one goal, but only as independent nations, not one nation.

Distribution Of The Ten Horns. The bible does not make an issue of where these horns are located, but this is our best guess. The ten horns emerge during the fourth kingdom. Therefore, the horns are not on the first three heads.

  1. Pagan Rome (Fourth Head) - Seven Horns. When the beast originally emerged it had ten horns, but three horns were removed to make way for the powerful little horn. So it now has seven horns.
  2. Papal Rome (Fifth Head) - One Horn. This is the little horn who became a head after removing three horns.
  3. Atheism (Sixth Head) - No Horns. We will make our case that the last two horns are on the seventh head below.
    Other Candidates
    #Nation Power
    1aSecurity Council Global military
    1bNATO Western powers military
    2Europe European Union
    3G-8 nations Economic leaders
    4Military Contractors Expertise
    5UN economic regions 10 proposed economic divisions
    6The Quartet USA, Russia, EU, UN
    The list is some of the candidates mentioned. I discount the power of the leaders under the ten economic divisions of the world.
  4. Babylon the Great (Seventh Head) - Two Horns. In Revelation 13, the prophecy enlarges these powers and described two separate beasts, the beast with ten horns and the lamb with two horns. Just as Revelation 17 enlarges on the powers by showing the beast with ten horns as both the beast and a woman riding this beast, Revelation 13 shows the powers as the beast, and a lamb who acts like a dragon. This lamb has two horns and it is the seventh head. Therefore, when this seventh head emerges, the entire beast will once again have ten horns.

European Alliance. During this time, the ten horns receive power for one hour. This is approximately two weeks in real time. This time, Satan directly recruits the state. This is probably when they decide to give their power to the church - because the events they are experiencing are clearly about religious matters. According to Revelation 17: 17 God has put it in their heart to give their kingdom to the beast so that His will can be accomplished. So, in summary, these are some possible significant groups.

The Destruction Of The Great Whore And The Beast
A Heirarchy of Control Freaks
Seven Mountains
The Eighth Head
Satan
The Seventh Head
Beast
(State)
Woman (Church)
Controls the kings of the world
Lamb Beast Ten Kings
Control the world
And he said to me, the waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God has put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which you saw is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth. (Revelation 17: 15-18)
In verses 16 -17, we see the ten horns or ten kings, give their power to the Beast, just as stated in verses 12-13. So, it appears that before the final battle when the Beast and the ten kings make war with the Lamb, and are defeated, that the ten kings will rebel against the Great Harlot, and will kill her. This begins the punishment of the harlot.

The Fall Of Babylon The Great
When Babylon falls, it is split up into three parts. These are the church, the state and the ungodly forces. But within each of these systems, there will probably be internal turmoil and conflicts that rip them apart into three distinct pieces. Babylon the Great will not be at peace.

All of this occurs as they are trying to conduct the greatest persecution on the face of the planet. As their problems escalate they turn against the righteous and against each other, just as Hitler tried to destroy the German people when he knew that the war was lost.

Repeat Repetition and Enlargement
Type The Seven Nations Surrounding Ancient Israel
This global experience is repeated in the experience of Israel. God slowly cleared away seven nations before Israel could take complete possession of the Promised Land. This models the seven heads that He removes from the earth before the Second Coming.
When the Lord your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and stronger than you. And when the Lord your God delivers them before you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them and show no favor to them.
The Lord your God will clear away these nations before you little by little; you will not be able to put an end to them quickly, for the wild beasts will grow too numerous for you.
(Deuteronomy 7: 1-2, 22)
Comment Deuteronomy 7 (Seven Nations) Revelation (Seven Heads)
The exodus from slavery to peace involves the removal of seven mighty nations 1, 22 Seven nations were removed 13:1 Seven heads are seven series of mighty powers
Israel is threatened by wild beasts 22 Trouble from wild beasts is controlled 13 Symbol used in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13. Israel encounters these beast nations one by one
A warning about joining with these nations 1 Make no covenant with them 13 The beast tries to change the covenant and force the world to submit
God destroys their false gods and false system of worship 5 False sanctuary destroyed 16 Seven last plagues destroys the sanctuary
10 Enemies destroyed 18 Babylon is repaid double
The nations will cause us to become harlots and immoral 3-4 Harlot 18: 5 Babylon is the mother of harlots
The last power is described as a place of confusion 23 Thrown into confusion 18 Babylon means confusion
He will keep this covenant for one thousand generations 9 One thousand generations for twelve tribes of sons. 14 144,000. Twelve tribes of 12,000
The result will be a place of peace for the holy people 13-18 Blessings 21-22 In Heaven there is no more curse

Type The Seven Last Nations Surrounding The Children Of God
The great harlot is the beast of Revelation 13 and the little horn. Revelation 18 finally shows all the political or civil powers as different stages or heads of this gigantic beast and it shows the religious power as a prostitute who is controlling the beast. Satan is the long-lived civil government who controls the earthly governments in order to gain religious worship. To do this, he tries to destroy the church set up by God using pagan governments who worship him. When he does not achieve lasting success at this, he infiltrates the church of God to corrupt it and teach it to worship him.
The Great Harlot The Beast The Beast The Little Horn, Tree
Revelation 17 Revelation 13 Revelation 12 Daniel 4, 7, 8
Woman sitting on a scarlet beast with seven heads and ten horns Beast with seven heads and ten horns with crowns merges with the mixed beast (lion, bear, leopard) Beast with seven heads and ten horns with crownsBeast with ten horns, Little horn. Lion, bear, leopard
Religious Is worshipped - Claimed religious authority
Church and state. Union with the kings of the world Was given its power by Rome - Mighty but not by its own power
Influences nations All the world admired the beast Deceives the world
Great city with global influence Global religion -
Lasted 1260 years Lasted 1260 years 1260 years Lasted 1260 years
Claims authority like God Sets up worship for himself - Magnified himself to Christ
Blasphemy Blasphemy - Mouth speaks great things
Wine - immoral, apostasy, lawless Enforces the mark of the beast - Changes times and laws
Written on her forehead666 (Mark on the forehead) - -
United StatesLamb with two horns Earth helped the woman -
Mother of harlots Other powers obey, blaspheme - -
Persecutes Persecutes the remnant Persecutes the child, woman and remnant Made war with the saints
Was, is not and will come Deadly wound that was healed - Stump Revived

The Seven Heads
The Divisions of the Seven for Judgment
# Church Seal Trumpet Plagues Empires
1-4 Shepherd Horsemen Judgment People First four
5-7 The Last Three Under Severe Judgment
Sheep Wrath 3 Woes Leaders Last three
4 Empires: Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Pagan Rome
3 Empires: Papacy, Papacy fallen, Papacy revived
In Daniel 2, the powers were symbolized as four empires and a shattered empire. Now, in an enlargement, the empires are seen as seven world powers who are taken over by Satan in the end. How do we reconcile the accounting of the kingdoms in the vision of Daniel to John.
In all other prophecies that have a series of seven, the objects are divided into four and three.

# Power Daniel 2 Daniel 4 Daniel 7 Daniel 8Daniel 11 Revelation 12-13Revelation 17
Metal manTree Wild beasts Sanctuary Covenant Composite Beasts and the Dragon
1Babylon Head of goldFruit, leaf Lion-- Mouth of a lion First head Five Fallen



(Beast was)
2Medo-PersiaChest of silverStump, Axe Bear RamWar after 4 Persian kings Feet of a bear Second head
Two Arms Two sides - one higher Two Horns - one higher
3Greece Belly and thighs of brass Brass band LeopardGoatMighty king Body of a leopard Third head
Four heads Four horns Four points
4Rome (pagan) Legs of iron Iron band Terrible beast Little horn: HorizontalOppressor Dragon Fourth head
5Rome (papal) Little horn Little horn: Vertical Abomination of desolationBeast (7 heads) Fifth
head
Whore
Europe Ten toes Roots in clayTen horns Transgressors Finish Ten horns Ten horns
6Atheism Shattered KingdomExtension of LifeExalted above God(Wounded) Sixth head Beast is not
7USA Revived Little Horn Boasts Insolent KingKing of the northLamb beast Babylon the Great
(Seventh Head)
Beast is
(is to come)
Papacy Beast and Image
(Healed)
8Satan Eighth headOne of the 7
God Rock Holy Ones Judgment CleansedMichaelGod comes with an army

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Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)
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All images except the Babel buildings, statue, and coin were created by Laverna Patterson and are the property of teachinghearts.