So, where are we in identifying the 7 headed beast of the last days global governing empire?
Daniel is not so much a foreshadowing of OUR last days time, but rather a prophecy of the last days of Daniel’s Jewish people’s time in the Promised Land! Yet, we can notice the similarities of the sea beasts in Daniel to the final sea beast of Revelation! Remember, this last days beast is similar to all 4 of the beasts in Daniel’s vision and the dream of the idol statue of worldly kingdoms.
After the Fall of Rome, Satan started to build his ultimate kingdom with the 10 toe/10 horn kingdoms of Europe. At the same time, he continued to corrupt true faith in Yeshua Jesus through the religious system of the Holy Roman Catholic Church and its popes who had assimilated Gentile pagan culture, religion, and governance. AND at the same time, he continued to work in the corrupted Rabbinical Babylonian Jewish religious system as it spread through the scattered Jews (those who said they were Jews, God’s people, but were not). He found leaders and people who would follow him when offered economic prosperity and political power. He built his evil kingdoms secretly, underground, under the sea.
So, we have a new sea beast who who is pagan, satanic, and antichrist (getting power and authority from Satan the dragon serpent)…..who tramples, destroys, and consumes like the beastly Roman Empire….who rises up out of the 10 Barbarian tribes of Europe…who is rich and royal like the lion of Babylon, overcomes nations with a swipe of his bear paw like Medo-Persia, and who advances and conquers quickly with generals leading the forces like the leopard Greece. Read again this sea beast description in Revelation 13. It has 7 heads with blasphemous names, meaning proclaiming to be god in the earth. . One head has a death stroke that has been healed…this causes people go after the beast in amazement and admiration. It has 10 horns with 10 crowns. Revelation 17: 12-13 later tells us that these 10 horns with crowns are 10 kings who will reign with the beast for one hour, with a common purpose.
Revelation 17: 7-18, Amplified version, “But the angel said to me, Why do you wonder? I will explain to you the secret symbolic meaning of the mystery of the woman, as well as of the beast having the seven heads and ten horns that carries her. The beast that you saw once was, but now is no more, and he is going to come up out of the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and proceed to go to perdition. And the inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been recorded in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they look at the beast, because he once was, but now is no more, and he is yet to come. This calls for a mind to consider that is packed with wisdom and intelligence [it is something for a particular mode of thinking and judging of thoughts, feelings, and purposes]. The seven heads are seven hills upon which the woman is sitting; And they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one still exists and is reigning; the other the seventh has not yet appeared, and when he does arrive, he must stay but a brief time. And as for the beast that once was, but now is no more, he himself is an eighth ruler (king, head), but he is of the seven and belongs to them, and he goes to perdition. Also the ten horns that you observed are ten rulers (kings) who have as yet received no royal dominion, but together they are to receive power and authority as rulers for a single hour, along with the beast. These have one common policy (opinion, purpose), and they deliver their power and authority to the beast. They will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph over them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings—and those with Him and on His side are chosen and called [elected] and loyal and faithful followers. And the angel further said to me, The waters that you observed, where the harlot is seated, are races and multitudes and nations and dialects (languages). And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will be the very ones to hate the harlot (the idolatrous woman); they will make her cheerless (bereaved, desolate), and they will strip her and eat up her flesh and utterly consume her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His own purpose by acting in harmony in surrendering their royal power and authority to the beast, until the prophetic words (intentions and promises) of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman that you saw is herself the great city which dominates and controls the rulers and the leaders of the earth.”
WOW! So much in those verses! First, let’s study the 7 heads of this beast. Read again these verses with the riddle requiring wisdom and knowledge in order to understand…”And they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one still exists and is reigning; the other the seventh has not yet appeared, and when he does arrive, he must stay but a brief time. And as for the beast that once was, but now is no more, he himself is an eighth ruler (king, head), but he is of the seven and belongs to them, and he goes to perdition.”
Let’s look at this historically. Can we determine the 8 kingdoms/empires of rulers in the Promised Land mentioned in this puzzle? The dream of the king statue and the vision of the sea beast kingdoms has given us a good start in identifying the 4 of the 7 heads/kingdoms of this sea beast. Here are my thoughts:
1st Kingdom = Nimrod was the 4th generaation descendent of righteous Noah. Yet, Nimrod left God and led people into believing they could join together and build into the heavens and be god for themselves. This is humanism….the idea that man is god over himself. It is the same temptation Satan used on Eve. It is very very prevalent today! (Examples: Man can do whatever he wants. Together, man can do anything.) They joined together and built a huge man made Tower of Babel to reach the heavens and be god, but God destroyed it and scattered the people into many languages and nations. Genesis 11.
(During the time between the 1st and 2nd kingdom, the Promised Land was governed by tribes, including the tribe of Jacob/Israel. Remember that they moved to Egypt due to famine and did not return, thus they ended in bondage to Egypt…until Moses led them out at God’s hand, and Joshua led them back into the Promised Land with God giving them the victories.
2nd Kingdom = After possessing the Promised Land, God’s people were blessed and prospered under righteous King David. But, his descendants became corrupted by paganism and Israel became idolatrous and an immoral people who were ruled by wicked kings. God sent His prophets to warn them and convict them to repentance, but they would not. God’s chosen people left God and His protection and were then destroyed, conquered, and taken captives to Babylon.
3rd Kingdom = The Kingdom of Babylon rules over Israel. This is the head of the statue in Daniel’s interpretation of the kings’ dream. Paganism had already infiltrated Judaism previous to Babylonian captivity, and now they also integrated Babylonian mysticism and satanism into their religious laws and practices. Corrupt religious leaders wrote their own sacred scriptures and law called the Talmud.
4th Kingdom = The Kingdom of the Medes and Persians rules over Israel next. Favor is found with King Cyrus and the Israelites are allowed to go back to Jerusalem to rebuild.
5th Kingdom = A short time later, the Kingdom of Greece under Alexander the Great rules over The Promised Land. You likely have heard of pagan Greek mythology where Zeus is the highest god on top of the highest hill/mountain. Paganism also worshipped the Sun god. The Greek culture and philosophy became dominant over a huge region of Europe and the Mid East. It is still a dominant humanistic and paganistic thought pattern/worldview in the Western world today. When Alexander the Great died, the kingdom was separated into 4 regions to his top 4 generals. But, it eventually fell to Rome. The Greek Hellenistic culture continued popularity into the Roman Empire.
6th Kingdom = The 6th Kingdom is the Roman Empire. This is the kingdom that was ruling during Jesus ministry and crucifixion as well as during the life of the apostle John. Emperor Nero, Emperor Diocletian, and others martyred multitudes of Christians. Rome also ruled over the Jews. The Roman Empire is the kingdom that destroyed and burned down Jerusalem in 70 AD, so that Israel became a desolate wasteland and was no more. Revelation was written around 96 AD…..after Jerusalem and Israel was no more. (Understand this part of the riddle….when this was spoken to John, Israel is the head who was, now is not, but will be again. It is the head with the mortal wound, who came to life and amazes the world so that they admire it. Are you beginning to understand?)
7th Kingdom = Miraculously, many many years later after being desolate, Israel became a nation of the Jews again in 1948! Who had ever heard of a dead nation, with a mortal wound, coming back to life again? Who had ever heard of dead bones joining together to again become a living being? The multitude of new citizens came to Israel from many nations, tribes, and languages. People marvel at how such a new and small country could have so much influence over world affairs! Zionist Israel has now been ruling in the Promised Land “for a short time”. These people are not Christ followers. Today, God’s chosen people follow Yeshua Jesus Christ.
Acts 4: 10-12. Read Peter’s sermon to his fellow Jews, “Let it be known and understood by all of you, and by the whole house of Israel, that in the name and through the power and authority of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified, [but] Whom God raised from the dead, in Him and by means of Him this man is standing here before you well and sound in body. This [Jesus] is the Stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which has become the Head of the corner [the Cornerstone]. And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved.”
8th Kingdom = This last kingdom is LIKE the first because its intention is to rule the whole earth, be a global government. It is also like the first Nimrod kingdom because it believes the religion of humanism, that man can be god over himself when we are of one mind and one purpose. Its proclaimed goal is for all people to be together as one, of one mind, one purpose, and one language. Does that sound like the proposed global New World Order to you?
This 8th kingdom is like the humanistic kingdom of Nimrod, but it is actually one of the previous 7. I believe it is the adulterous kingdom of Israel. These are the people who were intended to be God’s people, but who really are not His. They have left and betrayed Him. They are antichrist. They do not believe Jesus Christ is God’s Son or the Messiah Savior. They are looking for another Messiah, someone instead of Christ. They are against Christian theology and anyone who stands in it. They would like Christianity to die and be forgotten, as they also killed Yeshua Jesus and hoped He would be forgotten. Remember that today’s Jewish Rabbinical religious system was descended from their incorporation of Babylonian paganism into Judaism. They actually believe that as God’s chosen people, scriptures predestine them to rule the whole world.
This 8th kingdom is not only Jewish, antichrist, and humanistic in the area of religion, Satan has raised up a hidden Jewish kingdom out of Europe. He started with the Rothschild dynasty and branched out from there into many human organizations backed by Satan such as the Illuminati, the Freemasons, the Templers, and global political organizations like the United Nations and World Health Organization, as well as economic giants like JP Morgan in the USA or the global International Monetary Fund, AND including infiltration and domination into media, educational, and religious organizations. Satan has given them the power and authority over worldly affairs in politics, government, economics, business and trade, education, social organizations and cultures, media, and every area of human experience….including false religion. These are the ones Yeshua Jesus warned us about…the ones who say they are Jews, but are not.
These global organizations have the same common cause and purposes to build up this 8th kingdom and have dominion over the whole earth. The deception is to direct all people to follow this good looking, good sounding, peace and security talking, charismatic antichrist beast and the humanistic worldview they promote. Some people call this beast, The New World Order. It has 10 horns with 10 crowns of power. Hebrew understanding signifies 10 as meaning the complete human governance. If you research, you will find that the United Nations has divided the globe into 10 defined regions of governance. These 10 main leaders will give their power and authority to the beast. This 8th kingdom is the last sea beast kingdom that rises to govern the whole globe!
So, where are we in identifying the 7 headed beast of the last days global governing empire?