History Leading Up to the Beast Kingdom
by George Kirkpatrick
We also see in the book of Revelation, John describing the mystery of a woman and a beast that carries her:
"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." Revelation 17:7
"And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sitteth. 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." Revelation 17:9-10
The beast that carried or supported the Great Whore had seven heads and ten horns. We know that the woman is the Great Whore, and this is none other than the United States of America, [see Mystery Babylon Revealed, Chapter One] John spoke that these seven heads are mountains. Mountains represent kingdoms. The seven heads are the beast kingdoms over which the Great Whore has dominion.
Over these seven kingdoms, there are seven kings. At the time of the judgment of the Great Whore, five of these kingdoms will have already fallen. John recorded, ". . . and one IS". We need to discover who the "One Is", then we will know the kingdom who is in power when God judges the Great Whore.
After the judgment of the whore, there is yet another kingdom who will raise up. This is the seventh mountain or kingdom. Revelation foretells an eighth kingdom who will come to power at the same time the seventh kingdom is in power.
"And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition." Revelation 17:11
As we look again to the book of Daniel, we see an end-time secret being revealed to Daniel concerning Nebuchadnezzar:
When Daniel gained audience with the king, he revealed to the king his dream and the interpretation:
"But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;" Daniel 2:28
Through Nebuchadnezzar's vision, God would reveal what would be in the latter days. Then Daniel showed the king his vision:
"Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. The image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, his legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay." Daniel 2:31-33
Nebuchadnezzar's dream was about a great metal statue which troubled him very much. By the wisdom and revelation of God, Daniel was able to interpret the dream. Daniel's interpretation reveals the first four kingdoms Jesus spoke of to John on the Isle of Patmos.
The Gold Kingdom
The first kingdom was the Gold Kingdom. Daniel proclaimed to Nebuchadnezzar:
"And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold." Daniel 2:38
Nebuchadnezzar was the head of gold. He was king over ancient Babylon. Babylon was the most ancient kingdom. Its beginning was Babel. Nimrod, the son of Cush, the son of Ham, the son of Noah built Babel, and was constructing the tower of Babel when God confused the languages. From Babel came Babylon, the first great kingdom upon God's renewed earth after the flood.
The Silver Kingdom
The next kingdom revealed to Nebuchadnezzar was the breast and arms of silver:
"And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth." Daniel 2:39
The Silver Kingdom was inferior to the Babylonian Gold Kingdom. The Silver Kingdom is the Medes and Persian Kingdom. To gain understanding concerning this empire we go again to the book of Daniel. At the time Daniel was taken captive when Babylon overthrew Judah in 586 B. C., he was given a vision of the overthrow of Babylon by the Medes and Persians:
"Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last. And I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great." Daniel 8:3-4
In Daniel's vision he saw a ram with two horns. These two horns represent the kingdom of the Medes and Persians. One horn was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. The higher horn was the Persian Empire. On October 13th, 539 B. C. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon, was having a drunken party. He ordered the golden vessels taken from the temple at Jerusalem to be brought so his guests could drink wine from them. This was when part of a hand appeared and wrote on the wall: Mene! Mene! Tekel Upharsin! Daniel was called to interpret the writing:
Mene, "God hath numbered thy kingdom and finished it."
Tekel, "Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting"
At that moment Darius the Mede was entering into the city of Babylon. Drying up the Euphrates River, he entered the city under the flood gates, and took it with very limited opposition. Babylon fell, never to rise again.
The Brass Kingdom
In Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's vision, he spoke of a third kingdom:
" . . . and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth." Daniel 2:39
The third kingdom after Babylon, and the Medes and Persians, was the Brass Kingdom. As Daniel stated this kingdom would rule over all the earth. Daniel witnessed this third kingdom coming to power in his vision:
"And as I was considering, behold an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes." Daniel 8:21
Daniel was given the interpretation of this vision:
"And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king." Daniel 8:21
The rough he goat was King Philip, king of Greece. He was the beginning of the Brass Kingdom, the Grecian Empire. The rough he goat had a great horn between his eyes. The great horn was King Philip's son, Alexander the Great. Daniel continued his vision:
"And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power. And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand." Daniel 8:6-7
Alexander came to power when his father Philip was mysteriously assassinated. This was in June of 336 B. C. Alexander immediately continued his war against the Medes and Persian Empire. Alexander was only twenty when he became king. Although his life was short (he died at 33), he conquered the whole known world. He established the Grecian Empire and began the Hellenistic Movement. It is said of Alexander, he hellenized the whole earth. Alexander the Great was one of the greatest military geniuses of all time. Daniel also saw the end of Alexander's reign in his vision:
"Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven." Daniel 8:8
The great horn was broken when Alexander died. It is said he cried because there were no more worlds to conqueror. Daniel saw after Alexander's death, four notable horns would come up toward the four winds of heaven. Daniel was given the interpretation of this vision:
"Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power." Daniel 8:22
After Alexander's death four of his generals each took a part of Alexander's kingdom. They attempted to rule the kingdom as one, but greed and power split the Grecian Empire into four kingdoms. This becomes a very important prophecy in the day we live.
The four generals who ruled the Grecian Empire were Antigonus, who ruled Macedonia; Seleusus, who ruled Asia; Ptolemy, who ruled Egypt; and Lysimachus, who ruled Thrace. Daniel prophesied of these four kingdoms:
"And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand." Daniel 8:23-25
As Daniel proclaimed, this prophecy was for the latter time, or the end of the age. To those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, this is speaking of the great man beast, who will be set up to rule the whole world in the end of the age. This will become clearer as we progress in our explanation of the last four kingdoms.
The Iron Kingdom
As we continue to look at the first four kingdoms Jesus spoke of, we come to the fourth kingdom, the Iron Kingdom. Daniel continued to interpret Nebuchadnezzar's vision:
"And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided: but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay." Daniel 2:40, 41, 43
The fourth kingdom was the Iron Kingdom. The Iron Kingdom was mixed with miry clay. The fourth kingdom was the Roman Empire. After the Grecian Empire split into four kingdoms, they became vulnerable to the rise of the Roman Empire.
Daniel prophesied the iron would break in pieces and subdue all things. Rome did not fight their wars on one front, they sent their armies in all directions, conquering many nations at the same time.
The feet and toes of Nebuchadnezzar's giant statue were part iron and part potters' clay. Daniel proclaimed the Roman Empire would be divided. Rome was the center of the empire. The Roman Empire ruled with an iron fist over the whole known world. It had the strength of iron, but it was mixed with miry clay.
Iron represents the strength and authority of Rome. The iron was mingled with the seed of men. Many times rulers of the captured territories married the daughters of the captive rulers. They would then permit the rulers of the captured territories to retain their seat of authority as long as they submitted to Roman rule. This kept the people happy. One example of this was when Anthony, who was sent to rule over Egypt and married Cleopatra the queen of Egypt. The miry clay is the human frailty of any kingdom.
[A point of interest: King Philip, the brother of King Herod who took Herodius, King Philip's wife, was the son of Anthony and Cleopatra.]
As God's Word declares, "Iron and clay do not mix". There was never unity in the Roman provinces. There were constant uprisings among the captive nations. The Roman Empire ruled with an iron fist over the whole known world.
To summarize the first four kingdoms:
Gold the Babylonian Empire
Silver the Medes and Persians
Brass the Grecian Empire
And iron mixed with miry clay the Roman Empire.
Through Nebuchadnezzar's vision, God revealed not only the rise of these empires, but also their demise. He also revealed the establishment of God's Kingdom that will stand forever.
Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream continues:
"Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth." Daniel 2:34-35
The stone cut out without hands was Christ Jesus. He smote the image in Nebuchadnezzar's vision upon the feet. This showed the destruction of the Roman Empire. He not only broke the iron and clay empire, he also broke the brass, silver and gold empires. These kingdoms became as the chaff of the summer threshing floor and were carried away by the wind. Chaff never comes back together to form anything. These kingdoms will never rise again.
Today many call the European economic community the revised Roman Empire. As we continue our search of the Scriptures, this idea will be totally dispelled. Nebuchadnezzar saw the stone cut out without hands become a great mountain (kingdom) which would fill the whole earth. Daniel continued to explain his interpretation:
"And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever." Daniel 2:44
"Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure." Daniel 2:45
It was in the days of these kings God would set up His Kingdom. God's Kingdom would not be left to other people. Only God's Kingdom people will inhabit His Kingdom. It is an eternal Kingdom that will never be thrown down.
As Daniel proclaimed, God showed Nebuchadnezzar what would come to pass "hereafter". God used these first four kingdoms to bring us to the first coming of Jesus and the establishment of His Kingdom.
The Roman Empire fell around 400 - 450 A.D. We will
discover the next four kingdoms Jesus revealed to John that will bring
us to the end of the age.
The End of the Age Revealed
God revealed through the prophet Hosea:
"I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes," Hosea 12:10
God has multiplied visions and used similitudes to reveal not only Himself in His Word, but also to reveal the Word itself. God gave Nebuchadnezzar a vision to reveal His first four kingdoms. The first four kingdoms were Babylon, the Medes and Persians, Greece, and Rome.
Jesus was born under Roman rule. He lived His whole life under Roman rule, and He was killed under Roman rule. But at His resurrection He established His Kingdom that would last for all eternity.
There still remained a time before He would bring His Kingdom on the earth. It would be necessary for Him to first establish His Kingdom in a people before He could establish His Kingdom on the earth. This process has been continuing since Jesus left His earthly existence.
The first four kingdoms were described as metal kingdoms. The last four kingdoms are described as beast kingdoms. Daniel was given a vision to reveal the last four kingdoms:
"In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And the four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another." Daniel 7:1-3
These four great beast kingdoms came up from the sea. They were different one from the other. As these kingdoms are revealed it will be easy to see why the kingdoms are different one from the other. These kingdoms came up from the sea. The sea represents "peoples". Daniel discloses his vision:
"The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it." Daniel 7:2-4
The Lion Kingdom
The first beast kingdom was like a lion. The next great empire to rise to power after the Roman Empire was the British Empire. Great Britain's national symbol is the lion. The country of Britain dates back to 600 B. C. It became part of the Roman Empire in 85 A.D. and was ruled by Rome until 416 A.D. Britain did very little expansion until they began to colonize in 1583. Their first colony was New Foundland. Great Britain's foundation as an empire began in the early 1600's, when England formed the East India Company. The empire reached its pinnacle in power in the early 1900's. By then Great Britain, as she became known, controlled nearly one-fourth of the world. It was at this time the popular saying came forth, "The sun never sets on the British Empire". This was true. Somewhere on earth the sun was shining on part of the British Empire twenty-four hours a day.
In 1607, Great Britain established Jamestown, a Virginia colony, in what was known as the "New World". They further colonized the New World in 1620, when the Pilgrims established the Plymouth colony. Of course, we know the history of how, from this meager beginning, these colonies became what is known as the United States of America.
The Eagle's Wings
In Daniel's vision, the first beast was like a lion, having eagle's wings. Daniel beheld until the wings were plucked, or separated. This happened when the colonies in the New World won their independence from England in 1776. Thus, the United States of America was born. It cannot be denied the United States was separated from the back of England. God knew the United States' symbol would be the eagle.
Daniel went on to explain after the eagle's wings were separated, they were lifted up above the earth. God raised the United States above all nations in power and wealth. No other nation has ever achieved the success this nation has achieved. As stated in Revelation seventeen, the Great Whore sitteth above all the mountains. Why has God so blessed the United States? It is because the United States was started on the knees of God-fearing men. Freedom of worship became the foundation stone on which this nation was built. Our belief in the one true God was known throughout the earth. "IN GOD WE TRUST" was imprinted on all our money. "One nation under God" was our Pledge of Allegiance. Congress and the Senate opened every session with prayer. Prayer and Bible study was established in the schools with the Bible being the main study tool. The church was the social center of the community. Praising God was a way of life. God truly blessed the United States. No nation on earth was raised higher then the United States, nor will any nation fall further when God's judgment is complete.
Daniel proclaimed: ". . . and made to stand upon the feet as a man . . ."
The United States was the first human form of government on the face of the earth. The United States never became an empire or kingdom. When the colonists wanted to make George Washington, king, he said the United States had only one king; God Almighty.
Daniel continued, " . . . and a man's heart was given it . . ."
The United States was ruled from the heart of man. The people elected their representatives, and sent them to Washington and to their state governments. The people's voice was heard in all the affairs of government; locally and nationally. Every town and city held town hall meetings so every person could be heard.
Other nations have tried this republic form of government, as far back as the Grecian Empire, but failed. God's hand was on this nation. It not only succeeded, but it became the greatest nation ever recorded in the history of man.
The United States became the leader of the world because God's hand was upon it. It is sad this greatness cannot be ascribed to the United States today. The more prosperous she became, the more ease she took, and sin became more and more acceptable and more open. Today we see her as the Great Whore, selling herself for the pleasures of the world. Her judgment is sure.
The Lion Kingdom, Great Britain, would know its demise. The fall of the lion beast began during the Second World War. World War II was very destructive to the British Empire. The constant bombing from Germany on London, her capital city, brought the empire into disarray. Decline and collapse were sure.
Great Britain controlled Palestine until after World War II. She released Palestine in 1948. Thus the birth of Modern Israel came about. India gained her independence about the same time. Slowly, nation after nation gained their independence from Great Britain, until their was no sign or mention any more of Great Britain. She is simply known as England.
Jesus revealed to John there were seven kingdoms. But when the judgment of the Great Whore came five of the kingdoms were already fallen, and " . . . one is . . .", and the other is not yet come, Revelation 17:10. The five kingdoms that have fallen when the Great Whore's judgment comes are Babylon, the Medes and Persians, Greece, Rome, and Great Britain.
The Bear Kingdom
The next kingdom we search out is the one Jesus described as ". . . the one is . . .", or the kingdom in power when the Great Whore's judgment comes. Daniel reveals this next beast:
"And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh." Daniel 7:5
In Daniel's vision, the second beast was like a bear. Russia's national symbol is the bear. Russia is known throughout the world as the old she bear. The only country to come to power after the Second World War was Russia. Throughout history, there were attempts to make Russia a great world power, but it was only after the Second World War Russia became a great world power. During the Second World War, Russia was allied with the United States and Great Britain. At the end of the war a meeting was held at Yalta. The United States, England, and Russia attended this meeting and most of Eastern Europe was given to Russia. This was the beginning of the bear's rise to world dominance.
Daniel declared, " . . . it raised itself on one side . . ."
The bear raising itself on one side is descriptive of Russia laying on her side and looking to the west and south. This is where her expansion has been. To understand this, we need to look at a world map. The world map will reveal Russia can expand no more to the north, nor to the east. All Russia's expansion has been to the west and south.
Daniel continued, " . . . and it had three ribs in its mouth, or between the teeth of it . . ."
The bear had three ribs between its teeth, or it had a firm grip on these three ribs. These ribs are continents. Russia has a firm grip on Europe, Asia, and ancient Asia Minor. Although Asia Minor is no longer considered a continent, it was a continent when the Bible was written. Asia Minor is the oil rich Middle East. The Middle East is where Russia has an every-increasing influence. Russia itself occupies part of these three continents. No other nation on earth has this distinction.
During the time of Russia's great expansion, the United States has digressed as a nation. She has gone from the most powerful nation on earth, to second place in power to Russia in 40 short years. Russia's influence in the Middle East oil countries has increased over the past few years. The United States has become the apparent aggressor, and Russia has portrayed herself as the peace maker.
Daniel continued to describe the Bear Kingdom, " . . . and they said arise and devour much flesh . . ."
In Russia's rise to power, they have truly devoured much flesh to establish their kingdom. During the Bolshevik Revolution millions were killed at the hands of Russian leaders. When any nation resisted her expansion or rebelled against her totalitarian rule they were unmercifully brought again under Russian control. It has been said that as many as one hundred million have been annihilated by Russian rule. Truly, as God predicted, the Bear Kingdom has devoured much flesh.
Much has been made in the past few years about Russia's demise, or that Communism is dead. This has lulled the United States to sleep. We need to ask ourselves, "Has Russia disarmed?" No, she is re-arming. If Communism is dead, who is in control of all her weapons, nuclear and conventional? Who is still in charge of her vast armies? Has the leadership in Russia forsaken their atheistic belief and become Christian? If the heart of Russia's leadership has not changed, are we to believe their ways and goals have changed?
The Bible is never wrong. When God states " . . . the one is . . .", it is speaking of the bear kingdom who is in power when God brings His judgment upon the Great Whore. As we will discover, Russia will be part of God's judgment upon the Great Whore. God's Word reveals two great destructions will come on the United States: first the fall of Babylon, and afterwards, her final destruction.
In summary the prophecy of the first six kingdoms: Babylon, the Kingdom of the Medes and Persians, Greece, Rome, Great Britain, and Russia brings us to the judgment of the Great Whore. The last two kingdoms to come to power will bring us to the end of the age when Christ will set up His Kingdom on the earth. Daniel reveals these last two kingdoms:
The Leopard Kingdom and the Man Beast Kingdom
"After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns." Daniel 7:6-7
The next beast was like a leopard. The leopard is the seventh kingdom. To gain understanding of the seventh kingdom we must also look at the eighth beast kingdom.
"And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition." Revelation 17:11
The eighth beast kingdom had ten horns. Jesus revealed these ten horns to John:
"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." Revelation 17:12
The ten horns are ten kings which have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive power as kings one hour with the beast. One hour is a short period of time. The ten horn Leopard Kingdom comes to power with the eighth beast system. As Daniel declared the eighth beast was diverse from all the other beasts before it. The fifth, sixth, and seventh beasts were described as animals. The eighth beast was not described as an animal because it is the Man Beast Kingdom.
Before we disclose the Leopard Kingdom we will first look at the Man Beast Kingdom. Jesus revealed the Man Beast Kingdom:
"And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition." Revelation 17:11
The beast that was and is not is the Man Beast Kingdom. He is of the seven, or this man beast kingdom encompasses the whole of the first seven kingdoms. This Man Beast Kingdom's power will come from satan. Many believe this man beast will be one man, but as we will discover it is an organization that will rule over the whole earth. Many who believe this is one man have erroneously called him the Anti-Christ. As the apostle John stated: "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." I John 2:18
". . . even now there are many antichrists. . ."
The government of the United States itself has become antichrist. Many decisions handed down by the Supreme Court are antichrist. Anything or any law that hinders or abolishes the worship of our Lord Jesus Christ is antichrist. The United States has passed many such laws. When the United States removed prayer from their public schools, this was an antichrist law. Abortion, the killing of their young was an antichrist law. When the United States allows homo-sexuals to hold public office, to wear the uniform of the nation, to teach in public schools, and even stand in the pulpit, these are antichrist laws.
Daniel proclaims this man beast would be dreadful and terrible. This beast was exceedingly strong. This will be the most powerful governmental force that has ever been on the earth. This man beast system will rule with all power and authority. History teaches us one of the most cruel, ruthless kingdoms on the earth was the Roman Empire. But this man-beast system will be more ruthless and cruel than any ruler that has ever lived. This system will be totally controlled by satan. Their lust for power and control will never be satisfied.
Daniel stated, " . . . and it had great iron teeth . . ."
Iron is the symbol of power and authority. This system will have total power and authority over all the earth.
Daniel reveals, " . . . it devoured and break in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it . . ."
This system will put down any resistance to their power and authority with absolute destruction. They will not allow any dissension, nor will they allow any to question their power and authority. Those who try to stand in his way will be ruthlessly dealt with.
The Leopard Kingdom With Ten Horns
Daniel stated this Man Beast Kingdom will have ten horns. To discover who these ten horns represent, we must look again at Revelation seventeen:
"So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns." Revelation 17:3
The word scarlet means "terror, destruction, and ruin." The scarlet colored beast is a beast who will bring terror, destruction, and ruin.
The woman sits upon the colored beast, or she has control over this scarlet colored beast. The scarlet colored beast had seven heads and ten horns. The ten horns are the Leopard Kingdom. This is Daniel's description of the ten horns:
"After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it." Daniel 7:7
The Leopard Beast Kingdom is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO. Nato is the scarlet colored beast. The scarlet colored beast has ten horns. Most teach the ten horns in Revelation seventeen and Daniel chapter seven represent the European Common Market. When Spain became the tenth nation in the European Common Market, many proclaimed the ten horns' confederacy was complete. As we will discover the description of the ten horn nations does not fit the European Common Market.
To clarify: the European Common Market is not the revised Roman Empire. The Roman Empire included North Africa, parts of Asia, and the southern tips of Russia. Only nine of the ten nations in the European Common Market were in the Roman Empire. The European Common Market is an economic confederacy for the nations of Western Europe.
As we will discover the ten horn confederacy is a military power. The Common Market has no military power: no standing army, no armament, and no military headquarters. It is only an economic community to promote a unified trade center.
Daniel revealed the leopard had " . . . four wings of a fowl upon its back and four heads . . ."
The Leopard beast had four wings of a fowl. The wings are four provinces. Greece is a country containing four provinces. These provinces are:
Achaic or Hellas Pepiponnesus
The Leopard Kingdom had four heads. When we looked at the Brass Kingdom (the Grecian Empire) we learned that after the death of Alexander, four of his generals took power and ruled independent of each other. These four heads make up the Leopard Beast Kingdom.
Jesus revealed to John when the Leopard Kingdom comes to power it will continue for a short space, Revelation 17:10; or it will be in power a short time. Jesus continued His explanation of the ten horn confederation to John:
"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. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast." Revelation 17:12-13
The Ten Horn Confederacy comes into full power with the man beast system. Jesus proclaimed these ten horns have one mind (one agenda), and they give their power and strength unto the beast. Their power and strength is their weapons (nuclear, conventional, and their standing armies). These will be under the control of the Man Beast system. All the weapons and machinery of war given to NATO by the United States will be turned and used against her. As Jesus proclaimed:
"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." Revelation 17:16
The little horn is the man beast system. It was called the little horn because the man beast system began with very limited power. But it has grown, and will grow into more power, unequaled by any previous kingdom on the face of the earth. Jesus revealed the man beast system:
"And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition." Revelation 17:11
The man beast system is the eighth and last great world kingdom to reign upon the earth. This system will rule over the whole earth.
As Jesus revealed, the man beast system ". . . goeth into perdition . . .".
The word perdition means "utter destruction". When God's judgment falls upon the man beast system, God will set up His Kingdom upon the earth. This is His eternal Kingdom that will rule forever. Jesus revealed this time.
"And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever." Revelation 11:15
seventh angel sounds it will be the end of the beast rule upon the
earth. Then the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our
Lord and His ruling and reigning Christ. And they will become one and
rule and reign with Him for ever and ever. Amen!
The Man Beast System and the False Prophet Revealed
As we search out the mysteries God has hidden in His Word concerning the end of the age, we must know the times in which we live. God has revealed the ten horns and the Man Beast Kingdom will come to power together. The Man Beast Kingdom will rule over the whole earth. Let's identify this Man Beast Kingdom.
Daniel gives us the first clue concerning this Man Beast Kingdom:
"And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows." Daniel 7:20
The first clue Daniel gives is that the man beast system had " . . . a mouth speaking great things . . ." Daniel 7:8
The mouth of this man beast system declares their power and authority which no one dare resist.
The second clue Daniel gives us is ". . . his look was more stout than his fellows".
The little horn was more stout than his fellows, and spoke great things. The word stout is the Hebrew word RAB and means "lord, chief, captain". The little horn (the man beast system) had more power and authority than the ten horns.
Jesus spoke to John of the ten horns who are in confederacy with the little horn:
"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." Revelation 13:1
Jesus discloses the ten horns had ten crowns. The ten horns receive their crowns when they come into power with the man beast system, and will continue for a short time. Jesus continues His revelation to John:
"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." Revelation 13:2
This man beast system had the power and strength of the Leopard Kingdom, (Nato). This includes all the armament supplied by the United States to make Nato the most powerful force in Europe. It also includes Nato headquarters which is in Brussels, Belgium. Brussels Belgium is where the giant computer, sometimes called the beast, is located. Every banking transaction on earth goes through this computer and is recorded. It also has the capacity to give every person on earth an eighteen digit number. The Mark of the Beast is an eighteen digit number.
Jesus continues giving us clues concerning the man beast system. ". . . the beast had the feet of the bear".
The feet of the bear is the strength of Russia. Not only will the man beast system have Russia's armament, they will have control of all the armament Russia has armed the Warsaw Pact nations with. This is why Jesus declared:
"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?" Revelation 13:4
Jesus continues giving us clues, ". . . the beast had the mouth of the lion."
The man beast system will not only have the armament of Nato and Russia, they will also have the power of finance. The mouth of the lion (England) has the controlling voice in the European Common Market. The man beast system will have control of the European Common Market.
Daniel declared concerning the lion, bear, and leopard kingdoms:
"As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time." Daniel 7:12
Even though the lion, bear, and leopard kingdoms did not retain their power as great kingdoms, they remained active in the beast kingdom organization.
By the Word we know when the ten horns come into power the Bear Kingdom or Russia will no longer be a world power. We may ask, "How will Russia lose its position as a world power?" The prophet Ezekiel foretells Russia's demise on the mountains of Israel. This can be read in Ezekiel chapters thirty eight and thirty nine.
As we look further at Daniel's interpretation of his vision for clues, we discover where the Man Beast Kingdom gains its great power. As Daniel declared:
"Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land." Daniel 8:8-9
As stated before after Alexander the Great's death, four generals ruled his kingdom. It is out of this Grecian empire the little horn, the Man Beast Kingdom, will arise.
In Daniel's vision he saw the power and authority of this fourth beast:
"Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces." Daniel 7:23
Daniel described the beginning of this great world power as a little horn. The horn always represents power and authority. So this great world power begins with little power and authority, and as Daniel declared this Man Beast Kingdom will devour the whole earth. The word devour means "to consume". He shall tread it down and break it in pieces. To break in pieces means to crush or destroy completely.
How does this little horn come to power? It comes to power as the world-wide organization known as the United Nations. The United Nations will bring in the one world order with the help of the Leopard Kingdom, the scarlet beast which is Nato. This one world order is already evident. Their agendas and their diabolical ways are already being forced upon all nations. There are many evidences of this to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
Jesus disclosed this great world power to John. He saw this great world power rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, Revelation 13:1. To understand this we should know something about the United Nations. It was formed October 24th, 1945, at the closing days of World War II. It had 51 original members. The Nato nations were part of the organizing members.
This fourth great power had seven heads. These heads are branches of the United Nations. These seven heads are represented by:
Production of Goods
The United Nations grew, and by 1996 had grown to a membership of 185 nations. Daniel spoke this man beast system would have a great voice. Today when this man beast system speaks, his voice is heard in all 185 member nations of the United Nations.
By the revelation Jesus gave to John, we know where the man beast system receives its great power:
"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?" Revelation 13:4
The dragon is one term used to describe satan. The United Nations power comes from satan, and they can only do his bidding. Some may ask, "Does satan have power over kingdoms?" When Jesus was tempted of satan forty days and forty nights the devil took Him up into a high mountain, and shewed unto Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
"And the devil said unto Him, All this power will I give Thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If Thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be Thine." Luke 4:5-7
Satan (or the devil) told Jesus the glory and power of all the nations on earth were delivered unto him, and he had the power to give them to whoever he willed. Jesus did not argue with him. Jesus knew Adam had given satan dominion. This has never changed since God put man in the Garden of Eden.
Jesus continued His revelation to John:
"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." Revelation 13:5
Jesus made another revelation concerning the time frame we are looking at. The great power and authority of the man beast system will only last forty-two months, or three and one half years. At the end of this time God will destroy the Man Beast Kingdom. After this time, the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdom of our Lord and His Christ, Revelation 11:15.
As we seek further clues as to who the man beast system is, we must continue with Jesus' disclosure to John:
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon." Revelation 13:11
This beast did not become a kingdom. This beast had two horns like a lamb. Again horns represent power and authority. This beast had two horns. This means he had power and authority both in the political arena and in the area of religion. He seemed to be a lamb, but his words were that of the dragon. Many believe this to be the Catholic church. But the vatican has little say in the United Nations. Then who has the most say? It is the new age movement with their environmental agenda. This agenda has been, and is being, exercised all over the face of the earth. They hold world-wide environmental conferences with the blessings of the United Nations.
We need to understand the spirit behind the new age movement. The abomination here is that they appear as a lamb. As a lamb they appear to bring unity and a kingdom of peace and safety. They appear to be doing God's work in their so-called concern about the environment, but we need to beware. Their whole agenda is to get control of God's creation, and gain authority over all the people on earth.
This new age spirit is aggressive. When ever it is challenged or questioned it becomes very violent. The new age spirit is not only ungodly, it speaks with the mouth of the dragon. Jesus continues:
"And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed." Revelation 13:12
As Jesus reveals, the new age movement exercises all the power and authority of the United Nations to foster their environmental agenda all over the earth. We must wake up and realize the environmentalists are not interested in the environment, they are only interested in controlling the land and the people. This is all part of the one worlders scheme for world dominance.
Jesus disclosed one of the heads suffered a deadly wound, but his deadly wound was healed. As stated before, the beast had seven heads. The head that suffers the deadly wound is the financial head. His head will be wounded when the monetary system of the world collapses. This is when the one-worlders headed by the world banking system will bring forth the mark of the beast. Every person on earth will be given an eighteen digit number. They will not be able to buy, sell, or trade without this number. This will be their total identity. This will come forth as a United Nations edict, and anyone who resists will be eliminated.
As Jesus continues we get a clear picture of the new age movement:
"And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live." Revelation 13:13-14
Again we witness the new age movement acting as God to bring fire upon the earth. Fire is the symbol of cleansing. In their deceptive ways, the new agers claim to be cleaning up the earth. As Jesus proclaimed, they will claim this fire comes down from heaven, or they are doing this to accomplish God's work. The people are led to believe they are doing these things for the good of all, when in reality they are doing this to bring forth their own ideas and controls.
Jesus continues to reveal, ". . . and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by means of those miracles."
The new age movement will claim to do great miracles from God. This will deceive all those who have no Spiritual understanding. One of the meanings of the word translated miracle is "an unusual occurrence, transcending the common course of nature". The new agers would have us believe the miracles they perform concerning the environment transcend the common course of nature.How foolish man has become to believe these servants of the dragon. To believe the new agers, we must then believe satan himself is protecting the environment for our good. Even those who are called by God's name who should know their Bible have been caught up in this deception. How foolish!
Jesus continued His revelation of the beast:
". . . saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live." Revelation 13:14
This Scripture has been misquoted so many times. The way most quote this Scripture is ". . . that they should make an image of the beast". The Scripture says " . . . to make an image to the beast". There is a great difference between making an image of something, and making an image to something.
The word image is the Greek word EIKON and means "likeness". The new agers make "self" the center of man's existence. It is only sin if you believe it is sin. In replacing God in men's lives, the new age system presumes to bring mankind into the image and likeness of what they represent. One of the meanings of the word image is "one in whom the likeness of any one is seen". In other words the new age movement's determination is to bring ALL into the image of the one worlders. This is the image they would have all people to make to the man beast system.
"And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." Revelation 13:15
The new age movement has given life to the idea of ALL coming into the one world order, and sadly to say, it has worked. This idea of a one world order has begun to speak. It comes from the leaders of many nations. It is the main topic of many of the talk shows. It is discussed openly; not anymore just as an idea, but as reality. Those who do not foster this satanic idea are slated for destruction.
We are seeing the forerunner of the mark of the beast in ATM machines, bar codes, and smart cards. These are all to bring the earth into the one world order. How will the earth be deceived by these "do-gooders"? Matthew recorded Jesus' words:
"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders: insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." Matthew 24:24
These false christs and false prophets will exalt their so-called great signs and wonders. They will declare they are doing all these things for the good of the people. These are deceivers who's only desire is to enslave the whole earth. Only those who know their God and are led by the Spirit will not be deceived. They will resist all attempts to bring them into voluntary slavery. Believers beware! The new age agenda calls for the elimination of Christianity upon the face of the earth.
Daniel declared for all who would read:
"I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;" Daniel 7:21
The little horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them. Many today teach and believe a false rapture which has lulled the body of Christ to sleep. Because of this false security, many Christians are no longer watchmen on the wall, and will be deceived by this look-alike lamb system.
It is time to awake out of our sleep. The United Nations is a reality. The new age movement also is a reality. The one world order is very vocal, proclaiming their world dominance. As God's people we need to get hold of these facts, and know their determination to eliminate all worship to the true God because they want to be our God. In Daniel's time this same edict was put forth to the people:
"All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions." Daniel 6:7
It should be plain to God's people we, as Daniel, must choose the lion's den and serve our God rather then give into voluntary slavery. God alone is our hope, our protection, and our deliverance.
As we hear of what the United Nations and the new age agenda is doing, we realize these are servants of satan. We also need to be warned! God is blowing the trumpet loud and clear to tell us what will come upon the earth at the end of the age. The hand writing is not only on the wall, it is evident everywhere we look. We know by the words of Peter:
"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." II Peter 3:9
God's people need to repent of their slackness toward the Word of God and begin to stand on, and trust in the promises of God. The end of the age is upon us. Those who will not stand upon God's Word will fall into the deception of the one world order.
Excerpts from the book "Mystery Babylon Revealed" by George Kirkpatrick
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Mystery Babylon Revealed
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