This study of the beasts of Daniel and Revelation will cover more details about the Little Horn of Daniel, the Mother of Harlots, the antichrist, the Roman Catholic Church.
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In Daniel 2, there was a vision of a statue:
The Gold head represents the kingdom of Babylon (612-539BC), who God used to destroy the temple and take the House of Judah captive for 70 years, because of their abominations of worshiping other gods.
The Silver chest represents the kingdom of Medo/Persia (539-331 BC), who God used to set the Jews free from Babylon, to go rebuild the temple, to reconcile with God, and to prepare for Messiah who would offer them a New Covenant.
The Brass waist represents the kingdom of Greece (331-168BC).
The Iron legs represents the kingdom of Rome (176BC-476AD).
And the Iron/Clay feet represent the state/church of Rome (476AD-present), and the Roman Catholic Church which will be in power until the end, when Jesus dashes it with a stone.
Daniel 7 is a parallel prophecy to Daniel 2. The 4th beast again represents the Roman Empire which became a state/church, and then became the Roman Catholic Church.
“It was dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet.“
(A ‘beast’ in the Bible represents a great nation. The Roman Empire shed much blood in conquering the world and then killing Christians.)
“It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.“
(Rome became a religious/political kingdom. When the Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D., it split into 10 civil kingdoms of Europe. )
“I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots.“
(When Constantine moved to Constantinople, the RCC was empowered and still commanded some of the Roman army. Three of the kingdoms (the Heruli, Vandals and Ostrogoths) were destroyed by the Roman Catholic Church because they would not bow down to their authority.)
“And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.“ (The little horn is the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope, who proclaims to be the Vicar of Christ. A horn represents a kingdom, and the Vatican state is the world’s smallest country, so a Little Horn = the little country of the Vatican.)
Daniel 7:25 describes the actions of the beast, which have been fulfilled by the Roman Catholic Church:
“He shall speak pompous words against the Most High.“ (The Pope proclaims to be God, to provide the path of salvation, and to forgive sins, to be the Vicar of Christ or to be Christ, which is blasphemy against the Most High.)
“Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,” (The Romans persecuted many Christians.)
“And shall intend to change times and law.“ (The Roman Catholic Church changed the day of worship to Sunday, Solar-based Roman Calendar instead of the Biblical Lunar-based calendar, and they changed the 4th commandment in the Catechism to remove idol worship.)
“Then the saints shall be given into his hand,” (The Roman Catholic Church killed from 50-100 million people, many Christians, during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.)
“For a time and times and half a time.“ 1,260 days.
The dragon in Revelation 12 represents Satan and has the same characteristics as the Roman Catholic Church sea beast.
“Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.” Revelation 12:1
The woman represents the leadership structure of the Early Church.
The Early Church is clothed with the Sun above all; with the righteousness of Christ;
The church is sometimes compared to the moon herself, because, as the moon receives its light from the sun, so she receives her light from Christ;
The twelve stars represent the 12 Apostles, the foundation of the church.
“Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.” Revelation 12:2
The birthing of the Early Church was difficult as they were persecuted by the Jews and the Romans. They cried in pain as they were tortured and killed.
“And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.” Revelation 12:3-4
This represents Satan controlling the Roman Empire, which was so vast that it accounted for 1/3 of the populated Earth.
And Satan was using them to try to wipe out the Early Church and the Word of God.
“She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.” Revelation 12:5-6
The rod of iron is the Word of God. In speaking of Jesus, John said in John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Both Jesus and the Word of God are the same.
The woman in Revelation, is the Early Church, who birthed the New Testament, which testified that Jesus is only way to God.
The scrolls of the N.T. were gathered in Antioch of Syria, where the followers of Christ were first called Christians.
They made many copies and formed them into one book, the New Testament.
“And her Child was caught up to God and His throne” means that God preserved His Holy Word.
“The words of the Lord are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times. You shall keep them, O Lord, You shall preserve them from this generation forever.” Psalm 12:6-7
God caused a people group called the Vaudois to go to Antioch to get copies of the N.T. and they took them to the wilderness of the Piedmont Valleys of the Alps at the NW corner of Italy, where they preserved them.
God caused them to be translated into Latin, which was the world language at the time, and Vaudois missionaries spread God’s words, even down to Rome, two by two, risking death.
These Vaudois would be fed by the Word of God, but as a result of them preserving it, many would be persecuted and killed during the 1,260 year reign of the Antichrist beast from 538-1798 A.D.
“And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:7-9
This passage in not talking about the heaven of God. It’s talking about the heaven of this earth, which Satan controls.
The sun, moon and stars symbolically represent political leadership, and here it represents that battle for control of the Roman Empire.
Satan had taken control of the most powerful Empire in the world. They worshiped him through their pagan religion of idol worship. They made sacrifices to him in killing Christians. He was in his glory.
But our Lord removed his power through the Seals of Revelation, causing the Empire to collapse, and causing Satan to lose his power, so he could not prevail over this Empire any longer.
He was cast out of the Roman Empire, which he had deceived. The whole world in prophecy is the Roman Empire. It doesn’t mean the whole earth.
The Heathen Roman Emperors, magistrates and priests, who acted under Satan’s power, are here designed as the angels. In 476 A.D., the last Emperor was cast down.
“Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down” Revelation 12:10
Satan had used the Roman Empire to accuse the Christians of crimes, and then they killed them.
But now Satan’s power had been cast down, so that he could not use the Roman Empire to persecute the Christians anymore.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them!” Revelation 12:11
Satan is defeated when the followers of Christ do not deny their Lord and are willing to give their life for Him, as 10 million had done under persecution from the Roman Empire.
The Church was praising the Lord for carrying out vengeance via the seal judgements, that cause the Roman Empire to collapse.
“Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” Revelation 12:12
Now that Satan lost power in the Roman Empire, in his wrath he created something that was much worse.
Instead of using a Pagan kingdom to kill Christians, he created a false Church to kill Christians and eliminate the Word of God.
The Roman Catholic Church rose up in power after the Roman Emperors were removed, which fulfills Paul’s prophecy in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7.
Paul told us that the ‘Son of Perdition’ would be revealed after the Roman Empire was taken out of the way. The Roman Catholic Church Popes fulfilled this when they rose to power after the Roman Empire collapsed.
“And now you know what is restraining, that he (the Son of Perdition) may be revealed in his own time… For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.”
If Paul was referring to the Holy Spirit restraining and being removed, like many Pastors apply to the end times, then Paul would have just said that.
But Paul was writing during a time when the Roman Empire was in power, so if he would have written “only the Roman Emperors who now restrains will do so until the Roman Empire is taken out of the way,” it would have caused even greater persecution of the Church by Rome, who would not tolerate such statements.
And during the 1,260 years that the Papal Church reigned from 538-1798 A.D, they killed from 50-100 million Christians; and they banned and burned Bibles.
“Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.” Revelation 12:13
Now that his heavenly throne of worship in the Roman Empire was destroyed, he sought to persecute the Church of Christ, who had birthed the New Testament.
You will see in the next studies how the Roman Catholic Church banned Bibles and killed Christ’s followers who had them.
“But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.” Revelation 12:14
The Lord hid the Vaudois in the Alps and remote regions, where they were fed by the Word of God, during the upcoming time of Great Tribulation, from 538-1798 A.D.
“So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.” Revelation 12:15
In Bible prophecy water represents people, so Jesus is telling use that Satan would send a flood of people to persecute the Church of Christ.
And that He did that through the Roman Catholic Church, as they used the people of many nations, such as France and Spain, to kill them.
“But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.” Revelation 12:16
God caused the Vaudois to hide in the Alps, away from the attacking armies sent by the Papal Church.
“And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 12:17
At this point the Church of Christ survived the Roman persecutions, they continued to grow, and they were spreading the Gospel throughout the world.
And they had copies of the Word of God, which has the commandments of God and the testimony of salvation through Jesus.
Satan waged war with them through the Roman Catholic Church, the sea beast in Revelation 13.
The Protestant Reformers revealed that the Pope is the “Son of Perdition.“
2 Thessalonians 2 says that the “Son of Perdition” (the Roman Catholic Church Pope) is empowered by Satan and exalts himself above all that is called God, and sits as God in the temple as a substitute Christ (antichrist).
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4,9, “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders.”
The sea beast of Revelation 13 matches up perfectly with the beast of Daniel 7:25:
13:1 “Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.”
A beast in prophecy represents a kingdom power.
The sea (water) in Bible prophecy represents people, nations, tongues. So this kingdom rises to power amongst many different peoples, nations and tongues.
The little horn power also arose to power amongst the other ten horns, which represented the 10 kingdoms of Europe after the fall of Rome.
The blasphemous name may be “Vicar of Christ.”
So we have a definite match with the Roman Catholic Church, as she rose to power in amongst the kingdoms of Europe after the fall of Rome.
13:2 “Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.”
This is described more in Revelation 12.
13:3 ‘And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.’
So this kingdom power would receive a deadly wound, which would then later be healed. In 1798 the French marched into Rome and captured the pope. He then died in captivity and the power of the Papal Church was gone. Everyone thought that the Papal Church was dead and had come to an end.
In 1929 Mussolini signed a treaty with the Roman Catholic Church giving them political power once again. So the beast that was, and is not, and yet is, comes back to life – The Roman Catholic Church!
But the bigger picture, and the one John would have known in 100 A.D., is that the Babylonian system/religion is the foundation of the beast’s power. Babylon worshiped the Sun and Satan, and WAS the most corrupt system. God destroyed Babylon, so at the time of John’s Revelation vision it WAS NOT, and now it IS back in power, stronger than ever.
13:5 ‘And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.’
Speaking great things and blasphemy is the same as what the little horn did.
13:7 …’And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.’
So this beast is a persecuting power, just like the little horn in Daniel 7. The Papal Church of Rome (Roman Catholic Church) persecuted and killed millions upon millions of Christians during it’s reign of power between 538-1798.
13:10 ‘He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.’
So the last description of this beast confirms that it will go into captivity and be killed. Well, we know that the Papal Church of Rome went into captivity and received it’s mortal wound in 1798.
So the first appearance of the end-time antichrist in the Bible is the little horn in Daniel 7, which then becomes the sea beast in Revelation 13.
Anti-Christ doesn’t just mean someone who is openly opposed to Christ. The word ‘anti’ can also mean “in place of”, so that would be someone who puts himself in place of Jesus.
Paul says in 2 Thes 2:3, that the “man of sin” would be revealed before Christ returns. Paul calls him the “son of perdition”, just like Judas the betrayer was called. So the “son of perdition” is someone who would deceive within the church.
The Roman Catholic Church reigned for 1,260 years of Great Tribulation from 538 A.D. – 1798 A.D.
In 538 A.D., the Papal Church gained religious and civil power when Emperor Justinian issued a decree making the Pope head of all churches. In 1798 A.D. Napoleon’s army marched into Rome and captured the Pope, ending the reign of the Papacy.
When the Pope was imprisoned in 1798, the Roman Catholic Church sustained the deadly head wound and lost it’s power.
Since then, the Jesuits have brought the Roman Catholic Church and Pope back to life, and now over 1.2 Billion Catholics worldwide follow and idolize the Pope. World leaders bow to him and kiss his ring, including U. S. Presidents.
To see how this has been fulfilled, you need to understand that in Bible prophecy, a day equals a year.
Ezekiel 4:6, “And when you have completed them, lie again on your right side; then you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days. I have laid on you a day for each year.”
Numbers 14:34, “According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for each day you shall bear your guilt one year, namely forty years, and you shall know My rejection.”
Daniel 7 says “time, times and a half a time.” One Jewish year = 360 days, so it adds up as follows 360(1 year) + 720(2 years) + 180(1/2 year) = 1,260.
Revelation 13 says “42 months.” 3.5 years x 360 days in a Jewish year = 1,260 days.
Since 1 day = 1 year in prophecy, both “time, times and a half a time” and ”42 months” both mean 1,260 years.
America is the 2nd beast of Revelation 13, who will enforce the ‘mark of the beast‘.
The next verse in Revelation 13 describes John seeing this second beast rising out of the earth. So this second beast comes to power around about the time that the Papal church goes into captivity in 1798.
Is there a nation that rose to power around this time? Yes! That nation is America.
In 1776 the USA declared it’s independence and became a recognized world power by the time of 1798. So the timing fits America, as no other new nation came to power on earth during that time the way America did.
13:11 “Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.”
The first beast rises out of the sea (water), which represented peoples, nations and tongues, a very populated area with many different countries and people and languages which was Europe.
So logic would tell you that this second beast which rises out of the “earth” is the opposite, and would symbolically mean that it arose in an area that does NOT have many different countries, peoples, and languages.
This matches the nation of America, as it rose to power out of a sparse, single country, opposite to the many nations of Europe.
He comes to confirm the kingdom of the first beast.
The reign of the Sea Beast (Papal Church) came to an end in 1798. So the Earth Beast would arise after this. When did America become a true world power? In the Mid 1800′s
Remember, the words “sea” and “earth” are symbolic, and do not have literal meanings.
The land of America wasn’t populated until the 1700′s. Many of the first people who populated the new land of America were the Christians who were fleeing the persecutions of the Roman Catholic Church.
The lamb represents Jesus in the Bible and this nation was lamb like in it’s principles
Satan is the “dragon”. Therefore, America will one day soon be speaking for Satan! It has always been his aim to crush God’s people. He has tried it with the Roman Church, and now he is going to use the USA also to persecute God’s true remnant church.
13:12 tells us that the second beast, “exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”
The United States is controlled by the Jesuits, the secretive army of the RCC. They control the President and politicians, so they control our military.
13:13 “He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.”
America will become a persecuting power just like the first beast, the Roman Catholic Church, and will cause the earth to bow down to the authority of the Papal Church, the antichrist. They will start doing away with the constitution on which the nation was built upon and end up deceiving the world into worshiping the Papal church, which is the first beast.
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13:14 “And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.”
13:15 “He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.”
Search the term “Project Blue beam” which can beam holographic images into the atmosphere, with omnipresent sound to speak in different languages, as if god. Think automated drones.
This persecution, the reverse of all that preceded, will, as we may gather from many scriptures, fall chiefly on the outward court worshipers, the formal Christians. It is probable that few real, inward Christians shall perish by it: on the contrary, those who “watch and pray always” shall be “accounted worthy to escape all these things, and to stand before the Son of man,” Lu 21:36.
13:16 “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,”
13:17 “and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
13:18 “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”
Be honest: How many nations on Planet Earth fit all ten of these clear, unquestionable, Heaven-inspired details?
- Revelation 13:11 pinpoints the rising of a great beast.
- In prophecy, a beast represents a great nation.
- This nation comes out of the earth, or wilderness area.
- This nation starts out young, like a baby lamb.
- This nation is lamb-like, with Christian characteristics.
- This nation has horns with no crowns, as it has no kings.
- This nation achieves superpower status near the end of time.
- This nation influences the world’s economy.
- This nation finally speaks like a dragon.
- This nation finally enforces the mark of the beast.
Only one. The United States of America.
To be a false prophet, you would have to appear to be a follower of Jesus, but your teachings and actions expose you as false. Just like American leaders say they are Christians, but their actions are now showing them to be false.
America began as a lamb, but is now speaking like a dragon and is showing herself to be the “false prophet”.
One note in Rev. 19:20, 20:10, the beast and the false prophet are thrown in the lake of fire, but no mention of the one-man antichrist.
The Mother of Harlots in Revelation 17 is the Roman Catholic Church
17:3 “And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.”
The woman is the Roman Catholic Church. The scarlet beast is the civil authority of the Jesuits who control the RCC. The Jesuits are not priests, but rather they are the true power behind the RCC.
17:4 “The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.”
The two main colors of the RCC are purple and scarlet. They raise up the golden cup. They are the richest nation of all, with immense wealth.
17:5 “And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
It’s called Mystery Babylon because it pretends to be a Christian church, but it’s really the old Babylonian religion of Sun and Satan worship.
17:6 “I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.”
An estimated 50-100 million saints were killed at the hands of the Romans.
17:9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.”
The 7 heads represent the 7 mountains of Rome. What’s interesting is that as the Vatican seeks to move to Jerusalem as their headquarters, and Jerusalem is also surrounded by 7 hills.
17:12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast.”
Ten divisions/rulers who will reign over the earth. The Jesuits have the world divided into 10 divisions.
17:13 “These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.”
They will give power to the beast.
So Mystery Babylon the Great is the same beast/kingdom from Daniel 7 and Revelation 13.
17:14 “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
17:15 “Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.”
There are 1.2 Billion Catholics worldwide.
The daughter churches of the Roman Catholic Church deceive many more. Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, New Age movement, were all created by the Jesuits, to deceive people away from salvation by faith in Jesus.
17:16 “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.”
Daniel 2 says that iron doesn’t mix with clay. The Roman Catholic Church is a church/state, which don’t mix well.
The Jesuits are using the RCC to gather to world under her.
The “Black Pope”, the Jesuit General who wears black, is the real power behind the RCC. And now Pope Francis, who is a Jesuit, gives them the total control over the Roman Catholic Church.
They will no longer need the church part, as they won’t need people to worship the Pope, but rather to worship the False Prophet and Satan. They will destroy the religious system/Rome.
17:17 “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.”
17: 18 “And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”
There is only one church that reigns over the kings of the Earth, the Roman Catholic Church.
Revelation 18 announces that Babylon has fallen
Revelation 18:2-3 “And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!”
Revelation 18:3 “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
Revelation 18:21, Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore.” The stone is the same as Daniel 2.
Revelation 18:24, “And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”
Rev 18:23-24, “For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”
It is very interesting and extremely significant that a host of great men of God, pastors, teachers and scholars of church history, many of whom were revered Protestant Reformers believed and taught the Historicist (or Historical View) approach to Bible prophecy.
Even though they differed on certain doctrinal beliefs, they were all in general agreement concerning:
The identification of the beast of Revelation as the Roman Catholic Church.
And the “man of sin” being none other than the Roman Popes.
Here’s a list of of the great Protestant Reformers and Theologians who expounded these truths:
John Wycliffe – He was a man ahead of his time, historians have called him the
“Morning star of the Reformation.”
William Tyndale – He was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution.
John Calvin – He was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. John Calvin said “Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist. ”
Martin Luther – He was a German monk, priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther declared “We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist.”
John Foxe – He was an English historian and martyrologist, the author of what is popularly known as Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.
John Wesley – He is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement. John Wesley said “He is in an emphatical sense, the Man of Sin, as he increases all manner of sin above measure. And he is, too, properly styled the Son of Perdition, as he has caused the death of numberless multitudes, both of his opposers and followers… He it is…that exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped…claiming the highest power, and highest honour…claiming the prerogatives which belong to God alone.”
Charles Finney – He was a leader in the Second Great Awakening. He has been called The Father of Modern Revivalism.
Charles H. Spurgeon – He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition and known as the “Prince of Preachers”.
Adam Clarke – He was a British Methodist theologian and Biblical scholar, who wrote the most comprehensive commentary on the Bible ever prepared by one man.
Matthew Henry – He was a Presbyterian minister whose six-volume Exposition of the Old and New Testaments, provides an exhaustive verse by verse Bible study.
John Bunyan – He was an English Christian writer and preacher who is famous for writing The Pilgrim’s Progress.
The Westminster Confession of Faith says “There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor can the pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of perdition that exalteth himself in the church against Christ and all that is called God.”
If you’re in the Catholic Church, Jesus wrote these words to you, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4
The takeaway: Satan has empowered the Roman Catholic Church, under covert Jesuit authority, to take control of the world and persecute those who have the testimony of Jesus.
Now that you know who the antichrist; little Horn of Daniel; and the beasts of Daniel and Revelation are; here’s a website that you can use to share with Roman Catholics, to help them see what the Bible says about the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope. Roman Catholic Beliefs.
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I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to have found your information. Revelation finally makes sense!! I have struggled with Revelation for decades which did not make sense and went against what it says in the book itself. Since the day I first heard you on YouTube, Revelation and other end times verses in the Bible have literally opened up to me like a flood gate opening. It all finally makes sense! Thank you for the time and energy you have given to making this clear to people. I look forward to your new videos, articles, books etc. being released like I do with nobody else right now. I hope my words and prayers for you help inspire you to continue to produce content. You are a blessing in these times. Sincerely, Katherine Hollister
Thank you for your comment Katherine! I pray for people like you, who are Spirit-led and searching for truth. I was the same way, listening to people’s explanations and struggling to find truth. Then the Spirit caused me to read the Bible commentaries of the great theologians of the 16th-20th centuries, who wrote before the false, futuristic explanations took hold, and I found the truth. I hope to get back to making more videos soon, but got delayed because of a health set-back. Contact me anytime with questions or insight about my explanations. David
David: The notion that most prophecy has been fulfilled is fascinating. It’s against what I always believed. I’m opening minded. Though, I don’t see where you talk about the resurrection of the saints. My wife pasted a few years ago and look forward to seeing her again. All my life, I’ve been looking for the resurrection when Christ shall appear and gather his elect, dead and alive, to receive the promises mentioned in Hebrews, chapter eleven, the Kingdom of God and eternal life. I believe this has not happened and yet to be fulfilled. “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” [Hebrews 11:13 KJV] Daniel clearly said that the dead would awake from the earth, those to everlasting life, and others to everlasting contempt. [Daniel 12:2] But the angel told Daniel in verse 13: “But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.” My understanding is that the end of days refers to the time when Christ literally returns to set up His Kingdom on this earth. The saints shall rule with Him in that kingdom. [Rev. 20:4] “And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” [Isaiah 2:4 KJV] What are your thoughts?
Thank you for your comment Brian! I’m sorry about your wife! As for Messiah’s return, He will come at the end, just like He declared.
I believe that most of Revelation has been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years, as the saints have battled with the Satan-empowered Roman beast. Here’s a link to my Revelation Fulfillment Summary, which will show you what’s been fulfilled, where we’re at on the fulfillment timeline, and what will happen next as we await Messiah’s return. http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/revelation-fulfillment-timeline-summary/
I recommend printing it out, as it’s a lot to take in, which is contrary to what we’ve been taught by our pastors. The studies on the website prove it out verse by verse.
Keep learning and growing in The Way!
Interesting, but actually the third of the stars dragged to earth are the spirits of those that choose to follow Satan during the war in heaven and are currently his demons.
Satan and his followers fell from heaven am long time before the Roman Empire, which is the context of Revelation 12.
I thought satan fell a little after the creation week since he was perfect in eden. But if revelation 12 takes place between 538 – 1798, then satan was also cast out of heaven during that time? Why does such a massive spiritual event have no historical record? The black death? When do you think it occurred?
Jeff, i agree with your demon theory, but some people also believe they are the nephilim.
Alex, Satan falling from heaven in Revelation 12 is pointing to him losing spiritual power over the Roman Empire. He was highly exalted in the pagan god worship of the mightiest empire on earth. And then due to the seal judgments of civil wars, economic crisis, famine and pestilence; the Roman Empire declined. And then due to the trumpet judgments of army after army being sent against the Roman Empire, it fell. And Satan fell from the glory that he once held.
Satan had used the mighty Roman Empire to try to wipe out the Early Church, using the Emperors to kill millions of saints. But Messiah’s assembly just grew faster, and the saints overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.
Here’s a Revelation Fulfillment Summary that gives the big picture about the fulfillment of Revelation, so that you can see how Revelation 12 and 13 describe the different phases of the Roman beast: Emperors > antichrist Popes > false prophet Jesuit Generals. http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/revelation-fulfillment-timeline-summary/
The studies on the Revelation Timeline Decoded website give the verse by verse explanation.