In the Beasts of an Ordeal post we went over four beasts, the lion, the bear, leopard and a beast that was only described as dreadful.
Each of these beasts came and gone in the progression of appointed times.
Three of the first beasts came from the regions of Babylon, Persian-Mede and Greece. The final beast came from Rome and it made more of an impact on the region with fear and devastation in its wake and leaving no stone unturned.
In the Last Study we learned that the final beast was no more, yet the other three would remain without having any sovereignty or power for a season.
Rome didn’t actually fall until 1806 when Napoleon annexed and restructured the region to control the Holy Roman’s Empire long arm called Germany and their ambitions. Which severed the Holy Roman Empire’ss long arm of influence in the region. The Beast is Dead!
Around a hundred years later came a little horn empire, in a last attempt to take control of the region and gain Great Britain as part of the package.
WW2 became history and so the 4th and final beast was slain into a memory, yet it gave its last breath to give new life to the Triune beast.
What people don’t realize that these beasts, always existed in one form or another in view of the other beasts. These beasts are empires movements that rose up in the regions that affected the Saints of God and that includes the Christian’s, with Jerusalem in its wake. From the Egyptians to the two final Jihads. More later on this. With all the coming and going of kingdoms, only the fourth beast will no longer be a supper power in the region. So there will be no one world government coming from the EU. The UN is just an extension of Islam’s arm. This beast will not have any power as long as there is a Israel, a USA and a Britain, now not so Great. I use this loosely, there are those who want to undo what God has done for His people. I call the three, God’s Triune Powers on earth. Now we can understand the root of the spiritual warfare going on against these nations by these beasts. Every where Israel went out to, they are sure to go and destroy.
Each one of these beasts had one thing in common, they oppressed God’s Saints in one form or another, and had their eye on the apple of God’s eye. They may not have know it, but the dragon behind their power knew what it was doing. They all were, in one form or another, a anti-God’s children power. A form of and a continuation of an antichrist spirit. In history even the so called christian holy church were antichrists, or un-christ- like.
In the book of Revelation there are two beasts being described.
The Triune beast of the lion, bear, leopard found in Daniel, and the beast with two horns that spoke as a Lamb and another little horn in the book of Daniel. More on this lamb beast in another post. Hopefully.
Again, the book of Daniel describes these same beasts in chapter 7 & 8.
Revelations 13 continues a description of first three of the beasts of Daniel vision as merged into one beast, minus the other beast with no name.
All in due Season , United for a reason
Revelation Chapter 13;
Vs 1 – And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, , and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
A. a beast rose up from the sea – Again, this word imagery, as in Daniel’s, shows a beast coming from the sea, or from the waters meaning a sea of people of different languages and nations.
B. and upon his horns – new ruling powers in the regions occupied by the original beasts of Daniel, a power to be reckoned with. Powered by a antichrist spirit.
C. ten crowns – literally diádēma or Diadem, not a crown but a filament of silk, linen, or some such thing tied around the head as a symbol of royal dignity. Some times thy may have jewels pendants. Can also be called a turban.
In this imagery we see ten heads with ten horns of authority with ten turbans wrapped around its heads.
These 10 horns are considered major extensions of the Islamic empires that encompassed the regions of the three beasts.
C. upon his heads the name of blasphemy – each one of the crowned heads will be speak blasphemy against the Most High. The triune beast will speak against The One Triune God. This is now different from the original three separate of the beasts, who’s rulers were influenced by the Lord in one way or another to extend a hand of grace to Judea.
Getting back to the Beast Islam, this was covered in previous posts, what this blasphemy was, is represented by Islam, and the writings of the false prophet Muhammad. Covered in Denying The Son of the Father and Desolations and Defilements blog.
Vs 2 – And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
This beast will encompass and consolidate these regions of the former three empires mentioned earlier.
A. The first three Beasts in Daniel’s chapter 7 vision merged into one Triune Beast. Each one of the beasts coming from the different empires by uniting the regions under one power and purpose.
Remember in Daniel 7, these three beasts will be without power for a season? They’re back! With a new strategy and purpose. The dragon satan giving it a combined power over the regions of the former three beasts.
Muhammad was born in 570AD in Mecca, After his vision he started preaching the Islamic message 613AD, gained few converts. Wasn’t very successful in preaching. Started his campaign around 619AD, completed his pilgrimage in 632BC and soon after died, from then the Islamic Caliphate moved forward with it’s eyes set on Jerusalem to make their capital and acquired the Jerusalem Holy City as a part of their dominion in 638BC. What goes around comes around. More to come later in study.
I covered in the previous posts how all timeline roads leads to Jerusalem. How Britain and the United States of America taking on important roles in helping the the people of Israel to return home. Keep in mind that the French played a important role in saving Christianity and driving back this Islamic Caliphate. Coming up…
B. dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority – Power; dúnamis literally; to be able. This is also where we get the word Dynamite. This from of power and ability was supernaturally handed over by the Dragon.
There is another use of this power.
Acts 1:8. It says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
We as Christ’s disciples received such a power through the Holy Spirit. You see how unstoppable the gospel message was, no matter how the enemy tried to subvert it. It exploded and here we are.
This super natural power comes from a source, wether it comes from God or Satan.
We owe the French!
We’ll get to that eventually
Vs 3. – And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
I went over briefly about how Islam had conquest on its mind. I wanted to take it’s influenced fare and wide. They had it’s eye on the apple of God’s eye.
The Islamic Caliphate Jihads marched forward to France, Spain and everywhere in between.
Something in history happened that stopped the progression of the imperialistic movement of this beast empire.
The seventh head was wounded to death and then it seems to appear that something gave the head new life into another head.
Something halted the first Jihad movement and later on in history something brings new life to it.
The world marveled at the miracle. Keeping in mind that the use of the word “world” was just the region. Coming up…
4. – And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
These were the converted Islamic Jihadists.
The dragon revives the head of the beast jihad movement. How can anyone make war with this beast if it comes back to life.
Vs 5 – And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
We have covered this in previous studies. The 42 months was the timeline period between 688BC to 1967AD. When Islam had control over Jerusalem. The Woman in the Wilderness & The Time of the Gentiles study.
Vs 6 – And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Vs 7 – And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Keeping course with the thought, the blaspheme that sits on the Temple Mount, is against the Triune God’s name is scribed on in the dome of the rock. A memorial tribute to Muhammad. It states: Jesus is not the Son of God, and they blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, by stating this God Head doesn’t exist.
Vs 8 – And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
They will be forced to worship Allah. They will not be written in the Lambs Book of Life.
Vs 9 . If any man have an ear, let him hear.
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
What goes around, comes around. For the endurance of God’s people, they shall be justified.
What was this 7th head?
Revelations Chapter 17:
Vs 1 – And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
A. Vials – literally a shallow bowl that pours much and slowly.
B. the great whore – literal definition of whore; pórnē; to sell to merchants. Are you buying? LOL.
C. Upon the many waters; Vs 15, peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
Vs 2 – With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
The fornications of this whore; The godess of love & war. She seduces nations into her bed to make unholy alliances or agreements, then rages war on them. She forces herself on them. Later called a city.
The earth; Again, the this use of earth is the land under the feet. A region area. Where the regions of these beasts are described. Not the whole planet, which has a separate word description.
Vs 3 – So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Who speaks against the name of God?
We will get into the imagery of the scarlet beast soon.
Vs 4 – And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Vs 5 – And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Used figuratively as the The Whore of Babylon. This resembles the godess who sits on the gates of Babylon. The Gates of Ishtar. When we study this false deity and what she represents, this resembles the progression of this passage. She will influence the nations around her with what she has, seduces them into her bed with alliances or agreements. The literal definition in the greek for whore; is to sell a service or to merchandise something. Known as a prostitute figuratively. She has something to sell to the world to control them.
It is quite probable that this Whore of Babylon is Saudi Arabia. Mecca being Spiritual City of Babylon. This is not old Babylon, but a spiritual Babylon.
Muhammad was born in Mecca, a part of Saudi Arabia. Mecca was the first city Muhammad concord. His hometown.
If Jerusalem is the center of the world, then Mecca would be the other end of it.
Side thought: If all prophetic roads lead to Jerusalem, then the rest of the roads lead to Mecca.
The whore was a separate figure from the beast Islam, but road on it’s back.
Vs 6 – And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
A. This woman was responsible for much blood shed of the people of God.
B. Here it speaks of two people groups: the Saints and those who witnesses or testify the message of Jesus. Talking about the two keepers of the two testimonies. The Old Testament and the New Testament. The two children of God. Read the post on the two olive trees and the two candle sticks, and the keepers of the two testaments.
Vs 7 – And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
Going into the break down of the imagery of the Beast and the Woman.
Vs 8 – The beast that thou sawest 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 behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
A. ascend out of the bottomless pit – basically a place where the dead dwells. Could this be a satanic incarnation of the old beast that was slain?
B. go into perdition – literally; destruction.
C. Who’s names will not be written in the book of life.
D. The beast that was, and is not, and yet is; that was and is not. More later.
Vs 9 – And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
A. Wisdom; or solving a puzzle or riddle.
B. seven heads are seven mountains; this is not the seven mountains of Rome. There is nothing that can support the claim.
Vs 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.
A. seven kings – Who? Add up the following.
B. five are fallen – Up to this time only five kings have fallen. In God’s prophetic timeline, who was the First Nation to fall? Yes folks, Israel, the First Nation in progression to fall when God’s prophetic word went forth, Israel, the Northern Tribe fell the Assyrians along with Egypt. King Hezekiah of Judah sought alliance with Egypt as a strategy to divert the Assyrians from Judah’s door, the southern tribe. In turn the Assyrians concord Egypt. However, The Assyrians literally were stopped dead their tracks by the Lord, from taking Judah because of Hezekiah’s repentance and counsel from the Prophet Isaiah, the Lord spared Judah for a season. The Assyrians fell to the Babylonians, soon after, Judah as well, then Babylon fell to the Medo-Persians, the Medo-Persians fell to the Grecians. Who did the Grecians fall to? Now we are up to John’s time. The Romans who is actually in this vision the 6th beast in the progression. Daniel’s vision only covered Judah, which only four kings or beasts started the progression of the fall of Judah as well as their return home.
C. and one is – the is the current beast of John’s time, Rome.
D. and the other is not yet come – The 7th beast hasn’t shown it’s face yet in John’s time. A clue; a antichrist beast. John was the only one that made references to the antichrists in his letters.
D. when he cometh – “he” being this new 7th beast will arrive shortly after the Roman Empire falls. Another antichrist beast.
E. must continue a short space – will take a foothold during a short period of time.
Vs 11 – And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
A. The beast that was – was the 7th beast until a event.
B. and is not – who is not yet the eighth beast.
C. he is the eighth – He, the 7th beast becomes the eighth beast.
D. is of the seven – who is the similar to the 7th beast
E. and goeth into perdition – the eight beast will go into destruction.
In understanding the behaviors of these beasts all the way back to Daniels time, the beast of Rome trampled underfoot its regions of conquest. I visualize a wild beast such as an wild Ox, Cat or Bear carving out their territory of influence or control among the pack. We couldn’t get more savage than that. I often wonder about Daniel 5:21 if this was the Lords prophetic association of King Nebuchadnezzar as a wild beast that formed in the visions. He gave the king a dose of his own medicine. You behave like a beast then you become a beast. I digress.
Vs 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.
A. ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings – Ten rulers taking power over the regions of conquest by the Dragon and the beast. Driven by a strength that was unnatural.
B. which have received no kingdom as yet – kings who are not. The use of kingdom here is not in the original text.
C. but receive power as kings – they will receive power as a king
D. one hour with the beast – literally a short season with the beast.
Passage should read:
And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour(season), together with the beast.
Vs 13 – These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
A. These have one mind – when we make an agreement we cut a covenant with the multitudes. To give allegiance for a cause.
B. give their power and strength – a unnatural ability outside of their own strength is given unto this beast. The dragon is the source of this power.
Vs 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.
These shall make war with the Lamb – The first Islamic Jihad.
The Lamb shall overcome them – The First Christian Jihad to drive back the first Islamic Jihad.
Fighting fire with fire. Or dunamis power with dunamis power.
Remember that Jihad is Arabic for to strive forward, to survive or to exist. Holy war is not really the correct usage of this word.
Vs 15 – And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
This is how we come to understand the reference to the waters as a metaphor to many peoples and languages.
Vs 16 – And the ten horns which thou sawest 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.
We need to understand that there are many factions even in the Islamic communities. One want’s to dictate there own ideals over the other. Iran hates Saudi Arabia. The Sunni’s hate the Shiite’s. Iranian Shiite’s hates the Saudi’s Sunni’s. Yes it can come down that just that. One will destroy the other.
Like our Catholics and Protestants.
The Sadducees and Pharisees.
Over minor doctrinal differences.
Vs 17 – For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
A. God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, – Just as God has placed it in the hearts of kings and rulers to have favor over His people, he can allow them to destroy themselves.
B. and give their kingdom unto the beast – they gave over their will and authority to the beast.
C. until the words of God shall be fulfilled – When all is said and done, God gets His way. All in His timing.
Vs 18 – And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
A. woman which thou sawest – Saudi Arabia
B. that great city – Spiritual City of Babylon; City of Mecca.
C. Reigneth over the kings of the earth – remember that these 10 kings did not have a physical kingdom, just power to rule under Sharia Law set forth under the Quran. The rulers of the regions of the three beasts and not the world.
Slay the Beast
Now we have a general understanding of the triune beast of Revelations 17 represents. What happened to the head of the 7th head that eventually became the 8th head of the beast.
Let’s take a hike down memory lane.
We studied Daniel 12:11 early on this series. We came up with one timeline 1290 days or prophetic years that completed the defilement of the Temple Mount that stopped the sacrifices which was the completion of the Al-Aqua mosque.
Now we didn’t cover the 1335 days or prophetic years in verse 12.
Daniel 12:12 – Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
A. Blessed is he that waiteth – could be read as fortunate are they that wait. I personally would read this as patient are they that wait’s.
B. thousand three hundred and five and thirty days – 1335 days.
waiteth – how long did they have to wait: the difference of 1290 from 1335. Which is 45 prophetic years.
Review: Desolations & Defilements.
We start this timeline off with the final and complete exile of Jerusalem that stopped all sacrifices on the Temple Mount in 583BC.
We came to 732.85 taking the solar year conversion of the 45 year wait time.
So now we have the year 732AD.
A relatively short space from the 688AD timeline of the Defilements of the Temple Mount. Revelations 17:10.
The French are coming!
As promised earlier:
The below is a excerpt from the heading of this site.
Battle of Tours (732 A.D.)
The Battle of Tours (often called the Battle of Poitiers, but not to be confused with the Battle of Poitiers, 1356) was fought on October 10, 732 between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and a massive invading Islamic army led by Emir Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd al Rahman, near the city of Tours, France. During the battle, the Franks defeated the Islamic army and Emir Abd er Rahman was killed. This battle stopped the northward advance of Islam from the Iberian peninsula, and is considered by most historians to be of macrohistorical importance, in that it halted the Islamic conquests, and preserved Christianity as the controlling faith in Europe, during a period in which Islam was overrunning the remains of the old Roman and Persian Empires.
Also read this excerpt from this site:
The Battle of Tours
By Timotheus, October 2002
The Battle of Tours, although not as earth-shattering as some western historians have written it up to be, was nonetheless crucial in the development of Christian Europe.
2. Background Historical Information
In a forest, on the banks of the Loire River, on the road between Tours and Poiters in France, two armies faced each other. It was October in the year 732 A.D. By the tenth day of the month the future of Europe would be decided. Who were these armies, and why was this moment so important? Read on, for a look at one of the most fascinating battles in the history of the world.
Before that can be done, however, we need to take a look at the events that led up to the battle. A hundred and ten years earlier, Muhammad had started the religion of Islam; after his death in 632, it spread throughout the Middle East. From their capital in Damascus the Umayyad Caliphs spread their religion by the sword, conquering Northern Africa in the late 600s. In 713 the conquest of Spain was complete. No doubt the Europeans on the other side of the Pyrenees felt a little threatened.
They were right to feel so. Thirsting for riches, glory, and new converts, the Moslems sent raiding parties into France throughout 732, and in October of that year , an overwhelming force of Moslems crossed the Pyrenees and headed toward the French city of Tours , pillaging as they went. Christians say the Moslems had 400,000 horsemen; Moslem sources put the number at 60,000. According to the historian Edward Creasy, the Arab number diminishes but is the closer of the two numbers.
Does this seem like a coincidence? Prophetically, I think not!
The Dragon gives the Beast a Mulligan
And a new face!
As I explained in the Beasts of an Ordeal post.
In the imagery of Daniel’s fourth beast and what lead up to it’s slaying. The little horn breathed new life into the next Jihad. And get this, Manasseh and Ephraim funds their rise to power.
I take that back!
It wasn’t the Tribes, Great Britain or the USA, but this dark power that has infiltrated the governments. Our weapons for your oil you might say. Giving money to one faction to overthrow another. Hence we get the al-Qaeda & ISIS flare ups. In Iran we get Hizballah.
Im sure through our minds eye we can domesticate this beast, however if we play with cobras we may end up get bitten.
We through the UN wants to keep funding them and to keep the oil and nuclear fuel firing up hate, or keep the fuel supply going to keep the fire of Islam burning against us and amongst them selves. The new Jihad against the infidel nations. As they may place it.
A New Face to an old Beast
Below is a excerpt of a subtle description on how this new beast will rise in the ranks of the Islam of the world.
The new face of Islam’s Jihad
The new face of Islam
by Nick Compton
At first she tried to resist. She did not want this to happen. She was
that sort of person. After all, there were no gaps in her life, no
spiritual ache, she did not need support or direction. But she kept
and it kept making sense.
'I had absolutely no expectation or desire to end up where I am,' she
'It was almost with trepidation that I kept turning the pages and the
trepidation just increased. I kept thinking: "OK, where's the flaw?
the bit that doesn't make sense?" But it never came. And then it was
"Oh no, I can see where this is leading. This is disastrous. I don't
to be a Muslim!"
From one Jihad to another.
I do believe that the intention to spill blood in the new Jihad Caliphate is there, but the conversion of the followers will not be of force under the sword but under the subtleties of seductions and deception. Just like the false deity Ishtar would do, using subtleties of our lower nature to gain influence. Instead of a fear tactic, maybe appeasing another part our nature. In the beginning Muhammad couldn’t convert may disciples through preaching. Times are different today, many will have itching ears for anything but what is true.
We covered Daniels Beasts and Revelations Triune Beast. Now what of this other beast that spoke as a lamb. Daniel chapter 8 & Revelations chapter 13.
A brief summery of where I may go with this. I’m trying to sort out two different narratives.
The Holy Roman Empire was one of the two horns of the Lamb that spoke like a dragon in the Book of Revelation 13:11 and the Book of Daniel chapter 8. The second little horn of Daniel 8 came up in the midst of these two horns which is Islam in the sight of the 4th beast soon to be Triune Beast, Britain being the smaller of larger two horn lamb. The larger horn being The Holy Roman Empire. However Britain was no real friend to Israel, if it wasn’t for the actions of Britain or the lack of, there would be a lot more Jews alive today. Hitler being the first little horn that sprung up from the midst of the remnants of the Holy Roman Empire 4th beast, again no friend of the Jews. The second little horn of Daniel chapter 8 arose from the lamb beast and in the sight of the now triune beast, and given new life from the both horns of the lamb that spoke as a dragon. The second little horn showed up shortly after the the power void of the Roman Empire and their transition into the Holy Roman Empire. Again the Roman Empire never left us, just took on a new name. Started out Holy and ended up not so Holy.
Until I sort this one out, I may go into the study, “no longer stand as accused”. Guilt Free from the accuser under the Blood.