And the nations were angry, and Your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and should destroy them which destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament:and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
I beheld till the thrones were set down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given in favour of the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his (the beast with the horn) dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
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. But judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it. Here we see a woman about to give birth under very hostile circumstances, for a seven headed dragon, called Satan, that old serpent, the devil, is seeking to devour that Child as soon as He comes forth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.Who is the husband? Before the creation of this earth, Lucifer, the covering cherub, an exalted angel in the heavenly courts, rebelled against God, (Is. Revelation 12 begins it's focus at the point in history when CHRIST enters the world as a human being. THE SEVEN-HEADED DRAGON IN REVELATION 12 This dragon, which is Satan, has seven heads, with crowns. Now what do the last three heads represent?The dragon WAS present, to devour Christ at His birth and with terrible vengence, to destroy Him at the crucifixion.
These last three heads will be discussed in much greater detail when we deal with Revelation 13, and 17. The Harlot WomanMany theories abound in contemporary Christian circles regarding the coming New World Order. It is interesting that in the ecumenical movement the Papacy has declared itself to be the MOTHER! The "Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith" is none other than the re-instated office of "inquisition" that persecuted the "heretics" when the Papacy HAD PRIMACY! For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. The heavenly Jerusalem and Babylon (who may very well try to set up headquarters in earthly Jerusalem).
This is the main Revelation study that is prerequisite for the other Bible prophecy studies on this site. This timeline goes with the study: Timeline of the Book of Revelation(jpg), which also goes with most of the other prophecy studies on this site.
The book of Revelation is the major book in the Bible that is completely devoted to specific prophecy about the end-times.
As such, it would make sense that the book of Revelation should be weighted with primary importance when it comes to fitting together end times prophecies. To make an analogy, the same sort of weight should be given to the book of Genesis when it comes to the story of the Creation. The first thing necessary to understanding the book of Revelation is to understand that you cannot figure it out without Jesus Christ’s help. The second thing necessary to understand the book of Revelation is to believe that Jesus wrote it for us to understand it.
Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand. Jesus said the time is at hand, and so we can know Revelation was meant for all believers from the time the book was given, on through to the present. The book of Revelation also contains a “primer”, the basic thing needed to be understood to decode the message.
Jesus makes it clear in Rev 1:3 that He wants all Christians to “hear” the book of Revelation. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it]. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Also, there is one instruction from Jesus similar to “he hath an ear let him hear”, which is also found in Revelation 13, and ties to Rev 13:1-20, about the Beast.
Jesus specified that it is true that all of the letters to all of the churches were meant for all Christians to hear over the last 2000 years.
And so the “primer” reveals that each letter to the churches is a Church Age, and that all Christians could find each of the letters to have historical, present, and future prophetic significance that applied to them personally, from their point in time. Something else that is helpful in understanding Revelation is to seek out what God is showing or has shown other Christians about the book, as the body has many parts, and many may be given prophetic information or understanding. This explains that there are 4 churches active today, who have existed parallel since their coming into being at the start of their individual Church Ages. The second topic which emerged, which every Christian in the last 2000 years was meant to “hear”, is that of the Beast, and for those with understanding, also his number.
In order for this prophecy to apply personally to every Christian in the last 2000 years, this means that the meaning of the Beast, whatever he represents, must span over 2000 years. In Old Testament prophecy there are many times in which symbolic imagery of prophecy is first given, and then explained.
The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. Between Revelation 13 and 17, there are several things that can be known about the “Beast” with 7 heads and 10 horns, which are descriptive.
Christians over the last 2000 years were meant to “hear” that the Beast would be like this, and that they must resist worshipping him, even to the point of imprisonment and martyrdom. In summary, all of these verses about the mystery of the Beast are interconnected in such a way to show that the mystery of the Beast spans over 2000 years, and is cyclic (repeating and broad-sweeping) and meant for all Christians over the last 2000 years. Because the Beast is personally applicable to every Christian over the last 2000 years, and because the number of the Beast has been able to be counted by every Christian over the last 2000 years who “hath understanding”… it follows that the “mystery” about the Beast also has been able to be understood by any Christian over the last 2000 years who “hath understanding”.
Let’s start with the time aspect of this mystery of the Beast, which is that this must apply to all Christians over the last 2000 years. At the time Revelation was written, 5 heads of the Beast “had fallen”, which meant 5 heads were in the past, and “one is” meant that only one head was in the present, and another head had “not yet come”, but would in the future.
The woman mentioned sits on the Beast, and therefore seems to sit on only one head at a time. At the time Revelation was written, Rome was well known (and still is) as the city on 7 hills.
As Mystery Babylon at the time was the city Rome, then the active head of the Beast she was sitting on must relate to Rome, the seat of the Roman Empire. Mystery Babylon sits on 7 heads, which are mountains or kingdoms, and also are kings, so she sits on 7 heads which are both kingdoms and kings. We know the Beast must personally relate to every Christian over the last 2000 years because of “if any man hath an ear, let him hear”. The description of the Beast in the book of Revelation matches a combination of the Beasts seen in the book of Daniel. There are 4 beasts resembling a lion, bear, leopard, and a beast with ten-horns, mentioned in Daniel 7. Additionally, as the beast in Revelation is a conglomeration of the beasts in Daniel 7, it is interesting to note that in Daniel 7 the interpretation of the vision calls the same beast both a kingdom, and a king. The point is that in the book of Revelation the Beast’s 7 heads and 10 horns (in one sense) are representing a conglomeration of all the kingdoms represented in Daniel 7. We can know the past Empire of the third head of the Beast is Babylon, the fourth is Medio-Persia, the fifth is Greece, the sixth is Roman, and the seventh is the “divided kingdom” of Rome’s 10 toes.
The first two heads of the Beast are not revealed in Daniel, but we are looking for world-ruling governments and kings, especially who oppressed God’s people, and thus fit the pattern of the rest of the heads of the Beast.
Relevant to the Church Ages, there have been 2 heads that the Christian church have lived through.
The second is the 7th head of the Divided Kingdom of the ten toes of iron and clay, and all of its kings.
The 2 factions which have developed control since then over the 10 toes would seem to be found in two circles of organizations, one being the iron Papacy, and secret societies and order related to the Roman Catholic Church.
We can know this scenario above is in fact the case, because these conclusions are based on matching up the Biblical prophecies of the divided kingdom, with what can be seen today.
Perhaps the most confusing part is that the 10 horns of the final beast in Daniel 7 both refer to the 10 toes of the statue in Daniel 2 of the Divided Kingdom, but also the 10 horns in Daniel 7 refer to the 10 horns which are 10 kings of the 10 horns of the Beast in Revelation. And so this is the broad historical meaning of the 7 heads and 10 horns over the course of the Church Ages. Besides this, there is also that “he who hath understanding” has been able to count the number of the Beast over the past 2000 years. In this, it is possible for “he who hath understanding” to have calculated the number of the Beast for the past 2000 years. However, in the book of Revelation the Beast with 7 heads and 10 horns is described to personally take actions that seem to have a one-time-only final fulfillment in the end times, just before Jesus returns. It is in this context of the final Beast representing an individual, in which Revelation refers to the 8th king, who has his own kingdom, with 10 horns who are kings that reign under him, as well as also mentioning the Beast from the Earth (the false prophet).
If we eliminate the non-relevant verses, which have been explained, and their mystery unraveled, what is said about this final 8th king?
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword.
There is a mystery to the final Beast, this individual, which requires understanding the rest that has been discussed here, in order to see. I first learned of this idea reading on the website of Bryan Huie, who has several articles, dating as far back as 1997, pertaining to this topic of the angel Abaddon, and showing this in more detail. Abaddon was one of the sinful angels of Genesis 6, who was imprisoned in the bottomless pit (also called Tartaros) as told in Eze 31. However, there is still more to the mystery of the Beast, as there still are questions that have been left unanswered. This is a scene of the return of Jesus Christ, who will fight for Jerusalem, which is located between the Mt. And so we can know that the head with the deadly wound which seemed to come back to life is Assyria. What seems to be described here is a revival of the 2nd head of the Beast, which would seem to mean a revival of the Assyrian empire and the king Sargon II.
It seems significant in this passage that the Assyrian is said to come into “our land” which refers to Israel, yet Jesus Christ seems to be battling the Assyrian in the “land of Nimrod” and “land of Assyria”. And it is also true that Abaddon is “of the 7”, even that he is like all of them, because Nimrod was the first to try to have a single kingdom ruling over the world, and rule from a single city, which was Babel, the prototype of Mystery Babylon in all its incarnations, and the prototype of the Beast in all his incarnations. From correctly understanding the 7 Church Ages and the Beast, and the mystery of the beast, his identity, and his claimed identity, we now have been “primed” to understand the rest of the book of Revelation. There really is only one question that remains, and that is how or why the world would believe this lie that the Beast Abaddon is Nimrod?
We are going to cover 2 Thessalonians 2 starting from the beginning of the topic, to confirm that this passage is talking about the Beast Abaddon, and then move into explaining why and how people will believe the big lie that he is Nimrod. The false prophet in Revelation seems to be a man, whereas the Beast Abaddon is clearly defined to be a fallen angel (Rev 9), and is definitely not a human. It seems the emphasis here is not on that he is human in the first place, but rather that he is male, and that “anthropos” is meant to reference to male gender.
The word “perdition” means “destruction”, and so this can be translated as “ son of destruction”. Continuing to the next verse, the character in question is specified to do a couple things. This fallen angel Abaddon, who is the “Beast from the Sea” which comes out of the Abyss, the one with 7 heads and ten horns, is the one who people will worship. And so it is the Beast Abadddon that Revelation confirms will be worshipped, and so it is he who will primarily exalt himself showing himself he is god, and will blaspheme God, His name, and His tabernacle.
The “Beast from the Earth” is the “false prophet”, and he causes people to worship the fallen angel Beast Abaddon. In order to understand the significance of the symbols which John saw in the book of Revelation, we need to first become familiar with some of the things which Daniel was shown pertaining to Gentile dominion and the time of the end. In the book of Daniel, all we find mentioned in relation to the sequence of kingdoms is the four beasts and the corresponding four metals of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.
Five empires ruled the known world in succession before John the Apostle wrote his book of Revelation.
If the kingdom of Babel25 is taken to be the first kingdom and the five kingdoms span from the time of the tower of Babel through the initial appearance of Rome, the most likely candidates for the second kingdom would be either Egypt or Assyria. The first of the five fallen kings probably represents either the kingdom of Babel or Egypt. Daniel sees these four beasts in his night vision in the first year of the reign of Belshazzar (Dan. This beast appears to correspond to the legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Dan. A problem arises in relation to the ten kings and the description of how the fourth beast is overthrown as this does not correspond with the demise of the Roman empire.
For an unspecified period of time after the breakup of the fourth kingdom, it continues in a distributed form until the time of the end when God establishes his kingdom on earth—when the stone smashes the feet of the image, including its ten toes (Dan.
The seventh king is the last of seven kingdoms which oppressed God’s people through history and follows upon the last terrible beast shown to Daniel (Dan.
The Millennial Kingdom is the kingdom of God on earth which, when it comes, destroys all previous kingdoms (Dan. The Beast is probably the most confusing entity in a consideration of the symbols representing kingdoms and individuals of the visions given to both Daniel and John. The late winter and early spring will be a busy time for us here, and we’ve got a bunch of important tidbits to share!
FIrst, Natan and Steve will be attending the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention over Valentines Day weekend.
When Natan is done with the Philly Convention, he will be traveling to Maryland to do a guest spot at Time Bomb Tattoos and Curiosities. And finally, we will, as always be at the Boston Tattoo Convention, which is April 8th through 10th this year.
Natan will be attending the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention February 12-14th in Pennsylvania. Natan will also be doing a guest spot at Timebomb Tattoos & Curiosities in Maryland the week after the convention. We hope you are all over-stuffed from delicious turkey dinners and have enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day celebrations with Friends and Family!
We want to show how much we appreciate your business and also your trust in creating beautiful pieces of art by having a very special sale this weekend: All of our Gift Certificates will be 20% off!!
We hope you will take advantage of this once-a-year special, to give the gift of beautiful body art to your friends, family, and of course yourself.
Make sure to stay hydrated the day of your appointment and to eat a good meal just beforehand.
Your artist will probably have bandaged your tattoo at the end of your appointment, so you don’t leak lymph and blood and ink everywhere while your skin starts to clot. It can up to 3 weeks for your skin to look healed after your tattoo, and it can take up to 3 months for your skin to completely regenerate and be considered fully healed.
Taking care of your tattoo during the healing process and beyond will help to protect your investment and keep your tattoo looking beautiful for years to come.

Did you know that most professional tattoo artists would agree that we are entering the best time of the year to get tattooed?
Because all these factors have to be taken into account in the spring and summer, it is often recommended using the fall and winter to add to your tattoo collection! Jae created this intricate celtic knotwork piece as part of his “Lantern” series! A few things to keep in mind, when you get tattooed in the colder months-  Plan to wear looser layers for the first couple weeks after your tattoo.
So, if you’ve been considering starting on a new piece of ink, now’s the time to book your consult, come in and talk to your favorite artist and get on the schedule during the best time of year to get tattooed! Natan will be tattooing October 2-4 at Tommy’s Tattoo Convention, and still has availability for Friday.
After hosting the 14th annual Boston Tattoo Convention and then taking a much needed mini-break, Natan is back to creating tattoo magick at both of his shops, and has some exciting travel plans coming up in the very near future. While Natan was busy working away at the Manchester, New Hampshire Live Free or Die Tattoo Convention this last weekend, he happened to win the first place trophy for best backpiece!
Mike was nice enough to make it out the show in order to enter the contests and was rewarded for his efforts with a shiny new plaque.
Natan is booking about a month out for large, custom work, but does have scattered availabilities for consults.
With the summer months upon us, we’ve seen an influx of interesting projects coming our way. Although Natan is generally only working on larger tattoos, he often revels in whipping out fully-realized and highly-rendered one-sitting pieces.
We seem to have had a number of vintage custom car fanatics down at the shop lately, such as this woman, who began this tattoo rendition of her car the other week.
Known for his strong and colorful style, Natan is commonly commissioned for large Japanese work, such as this foo dog half-sleeve.
After many sessions and much hard work, Natan completed this full back-piece on local shop-friend, Mike. Natan is available for appointments at Witch City Ink Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and over at Lightwave Tattoos (Route 1, Saugus) on Thursdays and Fridays.
Editor’s Note:  To learn more about spiritual warfare and demonology, Catholic Spiritual Direction recommends Fr.
Thank you for this clear description of who and what is the devil in the book of revelation. GREECE (the leopard's head) Alexander brought together the east and the west, and it is particularly in religion that the Hellenistic fusion of Greek and Oriental can be seen. If end times prophecies in the rest of the Bible were enough by themselves to explain the end times, then there may have been no need for the book of Revelation. There are many passages of scripture throughout the rest of the Bible which mention events that took place in the Creation story in Genesis 1-2. Only Jesus Christ is worthy to break the 7 seals so that the scroll can be opened and be read. The book claims the prophecy was given to show Jesus’ servants what was going to come to pass, and so it must be believed to be true that Jesus wants us to understand it.
Jesus specifies that people are blessed by reading revelation, and also that they are blessed by hearing.
This consists of a handful of true statements which need to be accepted as true, in order to understand the information in the book of Revelation.
This is the first big important thing that you have to do, is to hear all the things you were meant to hear, and also understand that other Christians throughout the last 2000 years were meant to hear them as well. 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.
It is essential to understand that all Christians over the past 2000 years were meant to be able to personally apply every single one of these verses into their own life and time. Every letter to the churches was meant for every Christian in a way that the information given is personally applicable, to give relevant information to every Christian who ever might read and “hear” the book of Revelation. The information on the Beast was meant to be personally applicable to every Christian who might read and “hear” the book of Revelation.
Any Christian with “understanding” would be able to count the number of the Beast, in their time, and potentially valid true calculations were possible for any Christian to arrive at who might “hath understanding”. The letters were for the 7 actual churches of Asia existing when Revelation was written, and applied to Christians in those churches at that time. This is a list of the 7 main problems any one church might have over the last 2000 years, with every church facing 1 of these 7 problems to be overcome. If the letters were historical or prophetic, and spoke of a larger pattern of church events happening through church history, or the future of the church, then these would describe a church age or period in time.
Jesus may give different pieces to different people, and seeing what He has shared with someone else can be very helpful. The different church Ages are demarcated by the inception of each church coming into being. We know this must be true that every Christian was meant to “hear” this as applying to them personally, the same as with the churches, as we all “have an ear”. It is very important to note that the only new symbolic imagery that is specifically explained in the book of Revelation is regarding the Beast. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. A woman (Mystery Babylon) is introduced and tied to the mystery of the Beast whom she rides, and the explanation of the mystery of the Beast is tied to the explanation of the mystery of Mystery Babylon.
The word here for “wisdom” is the same as in Rev 13:18, and so these two verses about the Beast are tied together. Because the mystery of the Beast is tied to the mystery of Mystery Babylon, and the mystery of the Beast spans over the last 2000 years, this means that any Christian who “hath wisdom” could also understand the mystery of Mystery Babylon along with the mystery of the Beast, spanning over the last 2000 years. This is the general meaning, which all Christians could take to heart and apply in their lives, over the last 2000 years. The same as “he who hath an ear let him hear” means that it was personally applicable to all Christians over the last 2000 years, “he who hath understanding” means that all Christians who “hath understanding” over the last 2000 years would be able to count the number of the Beast in a way that was personally applicable to them in their time (and ours). And because the mystery of the woman who rides the Beast is tied to the mystery of the Beast, it therefore follows that any Christian who “hath understanding” over the last 2000 years could be able to understand the mystery of “Mystery Babylon” as well.
I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.
Logically, this shows a succession, a series, in which only one head of the Beast exists at a time, as the head in the present, at any particular point in time. The passage says that the woman “sits” in the present tense (of this word in the Greek) on 7 mountains.
Besides the 7 hills of Rome, the second meaning of the seven “mountains” is that in scripture a mountain can symbolize a kingdom.
As such, at the time Revelation was written, the presently active head of the Beast (the 6th head) was both the Roman Empire, and the Roman Emperor. And that the 6th head of the Beast represents both the Roman Empire and Emperor is how this is so.
This means that this 4th beast is specifically called both a “king” and a “kingdom”, and so it represents both. This is another way in which it can be confirmed the heads of the Beast span over a long period of time, which is actually much longer than the last 2000 years. At the time Revelation was written, the Roman Empire was the kingdom in power, and the 6th of the Beast described by “one is”. Looking in the Bible, we can gather the first two heads were Egypt and the Pharaoh, and also Assyria and Sargon II.
That the 10 toes are half iron and half clay shows a division of two, which firstly represented the Eastern and Western Roman Empires which existed after about 395 AD. The second would be the clay of the secret societies related to the Occult, Masonry, and the Illuminati, and Zionism, distinct from the Papacy. The Divided Kingdom which has ten toes in Daniel 2, and the last beast in Daniel 7 with 10 horns, and the 7th Head of the Beast in Revelation, must match up with what can be seen taking place today, in the time in which the 7th head kingdom must be in existence. The Church has suffered both under the 6th head of the Beast, of the Roman Empire, and also under the 7th head of the Beast of the Divided Kingdom.
Throughout this time period there have been many powerful rulers and persecutors of the church whose name or title of their position equated to 666. This shows that the Beast with 7 heads and 10 horns must have another meaning, which is that the entire imagery of the Beast is also symbolic for 1 individual who will play a dramatic role in the final fulfillment of the book of Revelation, which culminates in Jesus Christ’s return. All of the verses which have already been fulfilled need to be set aside, to arrive at the above specifics about the 8th final king who is the Beast personified, in the time of the book of Revelation’s end time fulfillment. A cross comparison of all the passages in Revelation will show that there is only one king mentioned in the book of Revelation to have ascended out of the bottomless pit. This is the 8th king, and this individual is represented by the entire Beast with 7 heads and 10 horns.
The Assyrian who is mentioned in Old Testament prophecy fills the role of the “Antichrist”, who is Abaddon in Revelation. But there was another king named Sargon I, and before this there was “Sargon of Akkad” who was Nimrod. The Assyrian is said to have founded the land of the Chaldeans, and to have set up towers there. And the world is going to wonder and be astonished that Nimrod and the kingdom of ancient Assyria seemed to be dead, but have come back to life. This could very well clearly be spelling out that the land of Israel would have become the land of Assyria, under the Antichrist Abaddon, and that the land of Israel is called “the land of Nimrod” because this is who Abaddon is claiming to be. As we have covered, in secular history Nimrod corresponds to the king Sargon of Akkad, also called Sargon the Great. There is much information that stems from understanding the “primer” and the mystery of the Beast, information which naturally follows, patterns that have been established, that will prove very useful in understanding the rest of the book of Revelation and putting it into order. How could this make any sense to the world, how could they believe this lie, and why would they? The answer to this question is in 2 Thessalonians, which mentions this particular big lie. The phrase “man of sin” would seem to indicate that the false prophet, who seems to be a human, is being referred to here. The word “anthropos” is actually a general term, which often can refer to women or just someone in general.
This would be in keeping with the use of the phrase “son of perdition”, also referring to his gender being male. In the Greek this portion is “??? ?????????? ? ???????? ??? ????????, ? ???? ??? ????????”.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. He is restrained, but there are no pronouns or anything in these verses in the Greek that necessitate or tell of someone in particular restraining him. The diagram below illustrates the major symbols in the visions given to Daniel and John concerning the beasts, heads, and horns which contribute to an understanding of the book of Revelation. It contains entities (within rounded rectangles) and relationships (shown as arrows between entities). There, we find that the fourth beast has ten horns, but nowhere is there explicit mention of seven heads (but see Daniel saw Seven Heads).
The empires of Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Media-Persia and Greece each ruled the known world.
Evidence for such an emphasis can be found in the broader context of Revelation, especially chapters 7+, 11-12, and 14. Of the two, Egypt had a greater significance as a repressor of God’s people and introducing them to idolatry (Ex. If the first king is taken as representing the kingdom of Babel, then the second king is most likely Egypt. This difference explains why we are discussing the beasts of Daniel in our treatment of the book of Revelation. I know you’re excited, but there are a few things you want to keep in mind so that your tattoo experience is the best that it can be! This is a rare opportunity for his clients further down the east coast, who find Massachusetts to be a little too far out of reach. At a custom shop, it’s always rewarding to be approached with a piece that is not only technically feasible, but artistically challenging and engaging. These bats he completed on a local barista find a delicate balance between Tibetan-inspired flourishes of line-work and a vivid, painterly color-theory. Old vintage cars always shine as tattoos, with broad flowing lines and bold blocks of color and Natan served justice to this one with elegance. This recently completed second session saw the introduction of a dynamic and complex color-theory to the solid foundation of line-work already in place. An on-going project for quite some time now, both Mike and Natan were proud to finally get in the last bits of color and wrap up this piece. The book of Revelation clearly distinguishes between the three key figures who will arise in opposition to Christ and the Church at the end of time: the Antichrist, the beast, and the dragon (or serpent). Fortea’s excellent book, Interview With An Exorcist – An Insider’s Look at the Devil, Demonic Possession, and the Path to Deliverance.
Jose Antonio ForteaFather Jose Antonio Fortea is not only an exorcist, but also a writer, and parish priest. The beast is the political power in which I never thought of it as that way but it makes sense since it causes war and forces individuals to have the mark of the beast. April 8, 2016Who is Fr Anthony de Mello and can we trust his spiritual writings to lead us to a deeper union with Christ?
2:2)Prince of the world who is cast out by Christ, tries to accuse and destroy Christ, but is judged. I am working on breaking it into sections, and expanding it into several more thorough articles.
But Revelation seems to have been meant to give added detail, and to provide an outline for the order of events to come.
And in understanding the story of Creation, we rely on Genesis 1-2, giving it primary weight and importance.
I believe the first thing necessary is to admit you cannot figure this out without Jesus Christ giving you revelation, as He is the only one worthy to read the scroll, so you must rely on Him and ask Him to help you to understand, to give you understanding, as He Alone is Worthy and knows. You need to believe Jesus wants to talk to you through His book that He wrote, for all of us. When the signal is filtered a couple times, diagrams emerge of complex symbols, equations, and information.
Once these true statements are known and accepted as true, the basic structure and outline of the book can be understood in order. You have an ear, I have an ear, and all Christians over the last 2000 years have had an ear. If this meaning is correct, then you or I might be in a church with 1 of these seven problems. In this, every Christian would find themself to be living in a Church Age which applied to them.
Three passed out of existence, but 4 exist today, coming up into the fulfillment of the rest of the prophecy.
For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. Both the mystery of the beast, and of his number, requires wisdom to unravel, and the important point is that any Christian over the last 2000 years who “hath wisdom” would be able to do so. But there is more to understanding the Beast, which requires wisdom, and also there is a mystery to be unraveled about him, which gives more specific information.
And as such, this means that the Mystery of the Beast and the mystery of Mystery Babylon must also have a meaning that spans over 2000 years. The woman is a city, and she is sitting on 7 mountains, and sitting on the head of the Beast which is active in the present. The Roman Empire lasted a long time, with many Emperors, or other rulers in power who later came to persecute Christians. As the beast in Revelation is a conglomeration of the beasts in Daniel 7, it is very fitting that the heads of the beast in Revelation represent both “kings” and “kingdoms”. The city which was represented by Mystery Babylon at the time was Rome itself, as she was presently sitting on 7 mountains (hills).
But the division of 2 also seems to represent the two factions which developed control over the kings of the earth after the Roman Empire fell completely in 1453 AD. Those involved in these groups, and these groups themselves, have much wealth and influence. Research into secret societies, the Illuminati, and who has the money and power the world today can make this meaning clear, even if the divisions are confusing.
In truth, the Beast has a meaning that has personally applied to all Christians over the last 2000 years, which is why Jesus said, “if any man hath an ear let him hear”. This is because the number 666, like some computer virus running loose in a system, has in fact repeatedly been applicable to men who represented the Beast, the persecutor against the saints, or an evil representative out of the kingdoms (6th and 7th heads) of the Beast, over the last 2000 years. According to 2 Pet and Jude there are sinful angels imprisoned in a place called “Tartaros”, awaiting the judgment. What is the meaning that it will seem to the people of the world as if one of his 7 heads (kings or kingdoms) had died, but came back to life? Zion, both on the same “hill” or range of mountain peaks, with Jerusalem nestled in the middle. Assyria is also said to have been founded by Nimrod showing he was Assyrian, and Assyria is again confirmed as the “land of Nimrod” in (what many consider) end times prophecy, where Nimrod is specifically mentioned along with the Assyrian.
The Assyrian is the fallen angel named Abaddon, the Beast who ascends out of the bottomless pit. But before getting into the rest of the book of Revelation, and putting the events in order, there is something else which would seem useful to understand. But could the “man of sin, the son of perdition” be referring to the Abaddon, a fallen angel?
As such the word “anthropos” could sometimes be better translated as “person”, depending on context. This can be translated with this emphasis and meaning, “and be revealed the male person of sin, the son of destruction”.

The false prophet makes an image of Abaddon and makes people worship that image, and the false prophet is empowered by evil to work miracles to deceive people into worshipping Abaddon and the image of Abaddon. The false prophet himself is not described in Revelation as being worshipped, but rather only Abaddon is described as being worshipped. Although it is also true this term is used descriptively in several places in the Bible like we might use the term “son of hell” today. The main purpose of the diagram is to identify each entity from the prophetic Scriptures and to show how it relates to the other entities. At times, the earth (or land) denotes the Jews whereas the sea denotes the Gentile nations.
We do find one helpful bit of information related to our topic because the ten horns were said to be on the head of the fourth beast. Some attempt to identify these as literal kings or emperors of Rome:The view is promising only until one tries to apply it to specific kings.
This passage is somewhat confusing because it is accounting for the fact that a single king will represent both of the kingdoms which are future to John’s vision. John sees seven heads which are said to represent seven kings, but Daniel only sees four beasts. But in its still earlier history, Israel had been in slavery to Assyria, and, in its beginnings was in slavery to Egypt. It also recognizes the well-documented opposition each of these kingdoms represented to God’s people. Daniel’s vision pertains to the future, not the past, and so the first of the four beasts he is shown represents Babylon, the kingdom within which he found himself captive at the time of the vision. Whereas the Antichrist is a man, the beast is a political power that brings war to the earth.
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I’m wondering if the political power is freemasonry, which the church has warned us about.
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17) is one who has accepted the name of Christ, but has in actuality joined herself with the wrong prince, she is unfaithful, she is dressed in the robes of earthly kingdoms, and hasupon her forehead the name of the EARTHLY KINGDOMBABYLON and is a citizen of the kingdom of the wrong prince.
As the main book in the Bible devoted solely to end times prophecy, it makes sense that the book of Revelation should be weighted with primary importance on outlining the events to come, the order they come in, and how they tie to other passages in the Bible about end times prophecy. We do not try to make Genesis 1-2 fit together by using other passages in the Bible that mention Creation, but rather we fit together other passages in the Bible about Creation by using Genesis 1-2, weighting Genesis 1-2 with primary importance. What is necessary is to believe that Jesus Christ wanted you, and also wanted all other Christians over the last 2000 years, to understand the book of Revelation, and wrote it for you to understand, and for them to understand as well. And what follows logically from these true statements can open the rest of the book up into better understanding, and in order. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who [is] like unto the beast? But if that is the case, then the other 6 letters wouldn’t be targeted to you or I, but only the 1 letter addressing the problem our personal church has. Christians could see the past Church Ages as having historic meaning, and future Church Ages as having prophetic future meaning. The Catholic Church is Thyatira; the Protestant churches of the Reformation are Sardis, then also the church of Philadelphia known by their brotherly love, and the church of Laodicea known by their riches and blindness. So the Mystery of the Beast must span over 2000 years of time, to be able to apply to any Christian who “hath wisdom” over the last 2000 years. Not only that, but the meanings of the heads has to span further back than 2000 years, as 5 heads had already fallen prior to 2000 years ago, when the book of Revelation was written. The last part of the statue is legs of iron, which turn into 10 toes of both iron and clay, which is a “divided kingdom”. But before that, 5 other heads had been active, these 5 mountains or kingdoms, 5 kings of note, and 5 different cities had represented Mystery Babylon in the past. It would seem that the ruling city of the 7th head is in the strong arm of the 7th kingdom, the United States of America, which was founded by many Masons, and many believe is essentially run by the Illuminati, despite all public appearance.
And so in this way, Christians over the last 2000 years “who hath an ear” have been able to personally apply the meaning of Beast to themselves. And so Christians over the last 2000 years all have “had an ear” and were meant to “hear” to resist the Beast in all his persecuting rulers, even under persecution to death, over the last 2000 years. And this fallen angel king Abaddon will “ascend out of the bottomless pit” when he is released.
The Bible specifies in the Old Testament prophecies that the person who fills the role of the final Antichrist in prophecy is sometimes referred to as the Assyrian. Therefore the Beast Abaddon that Jesus battles against at His return is referred to as the Assyrian in these passages.
The second head of the Beast had the king Sargon II, there was also a Sargon I, and before this, Nimrod is also known as “Sargon of Akkad” or “Sargon the Great” in secular history, so this fits. This passage also seems to be speaking of the return of Jesus Christ, and the battle of Armageddon. But the Assyrian also is somehow Nimrod, as we saw in Isa 23, but Nimrod is a man who died a long time ago. In fact there are many times in the Bible in which angels are referred to as men, such as in Gen 18 when 2 angels are referred to as men, (Hebrew “enosh”). The “male person” does not have to be a human man, and could be the fallen angel beast Abaddon.
In John’s vision, he sees two beasts, one of which has seven heads and ten horns (Rev.
The second is Daniel’s night vision of four vicious beasts which arise from the sea (Dan. This is helpful when we come to the book of Revelation because it hints at a correlation between beasts and heads and indicates that the ten horns are found upon the head of the last beast, not distributed across several heads. But limiting the kingdoms to only those which existed after the calling of Abraham, the father of the Jews, has the weakness of being unable to account for the full history of the Harlot. Daniel is shown a sequence of beasts with differing characteristics culminating in a unique and particularly terrible final fourth beast.
And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.
A theology graduate of Navarre University in Spain, Father Fortea wrote a thesis there on exorcism. Every indication reveals that once again church power will employ or control the power of the state, that religious observances may be enforced by secular laws. 14:12 describes as the saints "who keep the commandments of GOD, and have the faith of Jesus"?
It makes sense that the book of Revelation should be used similarly, and weighted with primary importance.
You need to believe that all Christians over the last 2000 years stood to benefit from the book of Revelation, and that prophesy was given to them as well in this book, and information which also would be pertinent to their lives at times.
That is, until someone finds a “primer” located on the edge of each page, which makes the pages line up in a three-dimensional model.
If someone else has been given some insight, you can learn from the teachings they have already developed out in more depth. And the Beast in Revelation also resembles the 4th Beast of Daniel 7, which had 10 horns, which represents both Rome, and the ten toes of iron and clay of the “divided kingdom” which was to come after Rome. This is both through his 6th and 7th heads in the sense of kingdoms, and in the many kings or rulers who have persecuted Christians over the Church Ages.
And also those “with understanding” have been able to calculate the number of his name, 666, this whole time. Essentially the Bible teaches there are fallen angels imprisoned in the earth, under the deepest depths of the ocean, in the lowest parts, in a dungeon. As such it seems that the Beast Abaddon is going to claim to be Nimrod, even though he is not really Nimrod; a big lie. Because of this, it would be true that the 8th king Abaddon would be “of the 7” kings and kingdoms, because he will claim to be Nimrod who is Sargon of Akkad, and who founded Assyria, and as the second head was Sargon II and Assyria. If a more specific term like “aner” can refer to an angel who looks like a man, as a man, then it makes sense that a more general term such as “anthropos” which can also refer to women, could also refer to an angel.
Though, it is also true that the fallen angel Abaddon would be claiming to be the man Nimrod; a big lie. In the Lake of Fire, there is destruction, and Rev says of the Beast Abaddon, “And yet he will soon come up out of the bottomless pit [the Abyss] and go to eternal destruction.” Additionally this fallen angel Abaddon was imprisoned in the Abyss at the flood when God destroyed the world in the Flood, so this also is a reference to destruction. This implies her origin in distant history past and argues for an understanding of the kings as kingdoms spanning long periods of time.Yet wisdom is required to identify the heads which are kings: which kings or kingdoms do they represent? If it can be shown that she predates the Jewish nation, then upon what head can she be said to have ridden upon prior to Egypt and the events of the Exodus?Taking the first two kingdoms to be Egypt and Assyria does not seem to do full justice to the description of the Harlot who sits on the seven heads which are the seven kings (Rev.
As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.
Concerning the seven heads which are seven kings, John is told, “They are seven kings.
Thereafter, Christ will reign on the throne of David for one thousand years from Jerusalem (Rev. There is no ambiguity or confusion in Revelation between these three distinct realities (see Rev 12, 13). The “primer” allows them to learn the alphabet which is needed for understanding the basic structure of the information, and from there they are able to read and piece together what the message says, and in order.
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.
However, the kings who represent the 7th head empire are many, and it may be that some are not publicly known, nor the positions of power behind the scenes. Cross referenced in other scriptures, the fallen angel Abaddon is the “person of sin, son of destruction” in 2 Thes 2, and the “antichrist” in 1 John 2 and 4. But before this, the first Sargon was “Sargon of Akkad” or “Sargon the Great” in secular history, who corresponds to Nimrod in Biblical history. So it stands to reason that the word “anthropos” in “man of sin” could refer to an angel, and that it would be better understood as “male person of sin”. And so the fallen angel beast Abaddon does fit the description of the term “son of Destruction” in many ways.
Each of the passages begins with a description of the Babylonian kingdom of which Daniel was currently a captive (having been deported from Jerusalem, Dan. And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will setup a kingdom which shall never be destroyed. Yet the bridegroom must go away for a time, and minister in heaven, yet HE WILL COME AGAIN to get HIS PEOPLE.
The alphabet consists of a series of true and false statements, which allow them to learn the structure of the information. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. I am not sure as to who in particular can be identified as the 7th king of note from the 7th kingdom, but it seems likely it was Hitler. He is also called Diocletus; another Roman emperor known for persecuting Christians early 300 AD.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. Although the fact that both Daniel and John saw beasts and horns does not necessarily mean their visions are related, there are a number of other characteristics concerning their visions which indicate that God was showing each of them different aspects of the same kings and kingdoms related to Gentile dominion throughout history and the final form of Gentile power at the return of Messiah (Dan. In some cases, symbols are grouped within a larger symbol which is described by its own sequence number. If we add the heads of the other two beasts, then this would account for seven heads: one each on the first, second, and fourth beasts, and four heads on the third.
Likewise, there is agreement that the first empire represents the reign of Nebuchadnezzar or the Neo-Babylonian Empire.
The beast is said to have ten horns, which correspond to the ten toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream [#12-#22] (Dan.
On this edition of Divine Intimacy Radio, Dan and Melissa discuss the glory of the Resurrection and the dramatic changes that it brought about in the lives of Christ's disciples. 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.
The title of the Roman Catholic Pope, V I C A R I U S F I L I I D E I, is equal to 666 in Roman numerals. 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. But what does the book of Revelation say will happen that will cause the world to wonder or be astonished? For example, both the #2 - Sea and the #3 - Earth are within the #1 - Whole World.Relationships - Arrows indicate relationships between symbols. Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece had already come and gone and the initial phase of the Roman empire was in progress. John is shown two additional kings yet future, a seventh and an eighth:17 These are seven kings. This view has the advantage of removing the need to identify kingdoms prior to the time of Daniel to account for all seven heads which John sees.
But even then, right back there in Eden, Christ promised He would crush the head of the usurper, put enmity in our hearts against the serpent. The type of relationship depends upon the type of arrow, as seen in the legend.Identifying Arrows - In the descriptions which follow, arrows are identified by a pair of numbers within brackets separated by a dash. In order to be the mother of harlots and abominations (which denote spiritual idolatry), she would have to be the source from which her daughter harlots were born.
At the demise of this beast, when its dominion is taken away and its body is destroyed and burned (Dan. This final beast Daniel sees is the same beast which John sees rising from the sea in Revelation 13+:Preterists are correct in relating the beast of Revelation 13+ with the fourth beast of Daniel 7+. This probably corresponds to the relatively short period between the rise of the Antichrist and his initial demise by a fatal wound (Rev.
They appear as a series of vicious beasts.1 Downward Trend - In both passages, the sequence shows a downward trend. The first number identifies the symbol where the arrow originates and the second number identifies the symbol where the arrow terminates. 7:23+) and the beast is given authority over every tribe, tongue, and nation [#16-#1] (Rev. Thus, it seems best to see the Harlot as having ridden upon the Beast, sitting upon its seven heads, throughout history. In Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, the head of the image is gold, the chest and arms of silver, the belly and thighs of bronze, the legs of iron, and the feet of iron and partly clay.
This would argue for understanding the five fallen kingdoms as stretching back beyond Egypt to the time of the construction of the first major city recorded in Scripture: Babel (Gen.
Under Nimrod began the work in the spirit of Anti-christ; his object being to build a city, and make for his People a name, so that they might not be scattered.
In addition, sometimes kings represent sequential rulers and their representative kingdoms and other times contemporaneous kings within a single kingdom (Dan. At the same time, the strength of each metal grows stronger with each kingdom until the last kingdom which contains two extremes: the strength of iron and the weakness of clay. That which is first in Daniel is the third here, and that which is the sixth here is the fourth in Daniel. This empowerment is likely related to the healing of the fatal wound resulting in the Beast’s rise from the Abyss to be marveled at by the world (Rev.
From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that [is] the principal city).
This is reflected in the contribution of its attributes to the final Beast who is the eighth head [#9-#16] (Rev. Although some interpreters take this beast to be Greece (the kingdom of Alexander the Great), most conservative scholars (who believe in the inspiration of Daniel) identify the fourth beast as Rome:Probably the most decisive argument in favor of interpreting the fourth empire as Roman is the fact .
If each of Daniel’s beasts is a king, how can we take the four heads of one of the beasts and make them kings in the same sense as the beasts?
Therefore, in some sense, the seventh king is a continuation of the sixth king, represented by the terrible beast.
This understanding requires the emergence of an empire at the time of the end which is in some way a continuation of the Roman empire of John’s day (Dan. The dragon wounded Christ's heel, but Christ inflicted a defeating blow upon the dragon's head. 13 & 14) The whole thing ends up being "full of evil spirits, the dwelling place of demons". We refer to the second beast from the earth using his alternate title as the False Prophet.Because of these complexities, our diagram of Symbols of Kingdoms is necessarily imprecise in some aspects because it is nearly impossible to accurately capture all the relationships between the various symbols which denote the Beast and his kingdom in a diagram.
It appears the seventh king, having received a fatal wound, enters the abyss [#13-#17] (Rev. If so, then the Scripturally-significant kingdoms of Babel, Egypt, and Assyria cannot be accounted for in the ride of the Harlot. In this characteristic, he is identical with the dragon who gives him his power, throne and authority [#16-#15] (Rev. How could she be considered the true mother if she only began to ride as late as Babylon (in the sense of excluding the kingdom of Babel under Nimrod, Gen.
This empowerment likely also includes the healing of the fatal wound resulting in the Beast’s rise from the Abyss to be marveled at by the world (Rev. It seems better to take the seven heads, which are found upon both the Beast and upon the dragon, as denoting seven historic kingdoms under the sway of Satan:Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
He also is identified closely with the dragon in that he and the dragon both receive worship (Rev. The leopard denotes attributes of the leopard beast [#11-#16], the bear denotes attributes of the bear beast [#10-#16], and the lion denotes attributes of the lion beast [#9-#16] (Dan.

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