The Beasts Of Daniel And Revelation

When studying the beasts of Daniel and Revelation, it’s easy to get lost in all of the imagery, so this page provides a basic outline, so that you can see the overall picture.

Be sure to read the Bible passage first, then read the explanation.

Statue of Daniel 2In Daniel 2, there is a vision of a statue:

The Gold head represents the kingdom of Babylon. (612-539 B.C.)
– The Silver chest represents the kingdom of Persia. (539-331 B.C.)
– The Brass waist represents the kingdom of Greece. (331-168 B.C.)
– The Iron legs represent the kingdom of Rome. (176BC-476 A.D.)
– The Iron/Clay feet represent the Roman Catholic Church. (476 A.D.-)
– A stone will be thrown down by Jesus at the end of time,
to destroy the Babylonian Roman Catholic Church (RCC).

The 4 beasts of Daniel 7 correlate to the same kingdoms of the statue in Daniel 2. 

  • The Lion represents the kingdom of Babylon.  (A beast represents a powerful kingdom.)
  • The Bear represents the kingdom of Persia.  (They devoured much flesh.)
  • The Leopard represents the kingdom of Greece.  (Alexander the Great conquered quickly.)

The dreadful beast represents the state/church of the Roman Empire, which became the RCC.

  • It is terrible and has shed much blood in conquering the world and killing Christians.
  • It’s different from the other beasts/kingdoms because it is a religious/political kingdom.
  • When the Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D., it split into 10 civil kingdoms of Europe.
  • 3 of the kingdoms were destroyed by the RCC because they wouldn’t bow down to their authority.
  • The Vatican 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 Pope:

  • He claims to be God, to provide salvation, and to forgive sins, to be the Vicar of Christ (to be Christ, which is blasphemy against the Most High.
  • The Romans persecuted many Christians. The RCC killed from 50-100 million people, many who were Christians, during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.
  • They changed the calendar at the Council of Laodicea. They changed the lunar-based Sabbath to SUNday.  They changed the 4th commandment in the Catechism to remove idol worship.
  • The RCC reigned for 1,260 years. In 538 A.D., they 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.

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).

Antichrist” doesn’t just mean “against Christ“, it can mean “in place of Christ.”

The Pope claims to be the “Vicar of Christ”, which means “substitute for Christ.”
In Latin, it is spelled “VICARIUS FILII DEI”, which equates numerically to 666,
the number of a man. (Rev 13:18)

In Revelation 12, our Lord provides a description of what happened during the reign of the Roman Empire until the last Emperor in 476 A.D.

The woman is the Early Church who cried from persecutions from the Roman Empire, as they killed 10 million Christians.

Her son is the New Testament, which was written by the disciples and then collected in Antioch of Syria.

The Lord preserved His Word by causing some Christians, the Vaudois, to hide in the Alps, away from the persecutions.

Our Lord caused Satan to lose power over the Roman Empire, which had worshiped him through their pagan rituals.  And he lost the power to kill the Christians.

So the Church praised our Lord for causing the Roman Empire to collapse. The saints had victory over Satan when they died for Jesus name.

Satan responded by causing the Roman Catholic Church to rise up in its place, empowering them to kill 50-100 million followers of Christ during the time of Great Tribulation from 538-1798 A.D.

The sea beast of Revelation 13 matches up perfectly with the beast of Daniel 7:25.

  • The sea (or water) in Bible prophecy represents people. This kingdom rose to power out of many different peoples/nations.  The RCC rose from the 10 kingdoms of Europe after the fall of Rome.
  • The dragon (Satan) gave the RCC his power, his throne and great authority.
  • After 1798, the Babylonian-based RCC was brought back to life by the  Jesuits, and in 1929, Mussolini signed a treaty with the RCC giving them political power once again.
  • The RCC speaks great things and blasphemy, just like the little horn in Daniel 7.
  • This beast is a persecuting power, just like the little horn in Daniel 7.
  • The beast was given power for 42 months, which is the same 1,260 years revealed in Daniel 7.

A Jewish year = 360 days, so 360(1 year) + 720(2 years) + 180(1/2 year) = 1,260 days.

Daniel 7 says “time(year), times(2 years) and a half a time(1/2 year)”, which is 1260 days.

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 (see Ezekiel 4:6, Numbers 14:34), 1,260 days equals 1,260 years.

The 1,260 years matches up perfectly with the reign of the Roman Catholic Church from 538-1798 A.D.

The Jesuits are the earth beast of Revelation 13, who will enforce the ‘mark of the beast‘.

  • Revelation 13:11 pinpoints the rising of a great beast.
    (A beast represents a great controlling power.)
  • This nation comes out of the earth, or wilderness area.
    (They were created by Ignatius Loyola, to serve the Roman Catholic Church.)
  • This nation rises to power around the time that the sea beast goes into captivity.
    (They seized power of the Vatican in the late 18th century.)
  • They are lamb-like.
    (The Jesuits dress as priests, but preach a false gospel.)
  • They speak as the dragon.
    (The top level Jesuits worship Satan.)
  • This beast has horns with no crowns, as it has no kings.
    (The Jesuits have divided the world into 10 regions.)
  • This nation achieves superpower status and controls the economy.
    (The Jesuits control the world via their city-state of the City of London.)

The Mother of Harlots in Revelation 17 is the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Once again the beast has 7 heads and 10 horns. The 7 heads represent the 7 mountains of Rome.  The 10 horns represent the 10 divisions/rulers over the earth, who will give their power to Satan.
  • The woman is the religion part of the Roman Catholic Church. The scarlet beast is the civil part of the  Jesuits who control the RCC. The Jesuits are not priests and are the true power behind the RCC.
  • The RCC colors are purple and scarlet. They possess much gold, as they have stolen the world’s wealth through their banking schemes and market manipulation.
  • 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.

Revelation 18 announces that Babylon has fallen and the stone of Daniel 2 destroys her.

  • Babylon (the Vatican and all its daughter religions) has become a dwelling place of demons.
  • All the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and become rich.
  • In her was the blood of prophets and saints, who were slain.
  • By her sorcery all of the nations were deceived.

The prophecy in Revelation 18 ends by fulfilling the stone of Daniel 2 being cast down on the people of the Babylonian system, to destroy them.

The Roman Catholic ‘Council of Trent’ blasphemed Jesus and created a plan to destroy and deceive Christians.

The Catholic Church gave the Jesuits the specific assignment of bringing Protestantism back to the “Mother Church.”

This was to be done not only through the Inquisition and through torture, but also through theology and deception.

Since the Pope was removed from power in 1798, the Jesuits have empowered the Roman Catholic Church. Now there are 1.2 Billion Catholics worldwide who worship the Pope.

The Jesuits don’t perform priestly duties; rather they’re a military force that controls the Roman Catholic Church.

The new Pope is not just the first Jesuit Pope, but he is actually the Jesuit General, and he will seek the world to worship him in the future.

The Jesuits are moving the world to a one-world government and religious system, where they will force people to worship the beast and take the mark of the beast, and they will kill anyone who does not comply.

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.


Click here to view a more detailed explanation of the Daniel and Revelation Beasts.

41 thoughts on “The Beasts Of Daniel And Revelation”

  1. “They changed the calendar at the Council of Laodicea. They changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday.”

    So far I really like this site and agree with most of what I am reading, but here is a bit of a weak spot in my opinion. Ancient Christian practices easily record Christians worshiping on “Sunday” or the day after the Sabbath, prior to the formation of the Church in Rome.

    I do not keep the Sabbath, and even though I was indeed circumcised, I do not believe it has anything whatsoever to do with my salvation. To me the two are one in the same. I guess if one wants, one can keep the Sabbath and still worship on Sunday. In my opinion, Christians should worship God every day of every week. There no longer is any special day, nor holiday, nor anything compared to the Jewish days. I am a Gentile, not a Jew. However, I am no longer a Gentile. I am a child of God and can kneel before God Almighty morning, noon and night, as often as I like, whenever I like. (This drives both Jews and Catholics crazy!) I have a direct line to the Almighty through my savior Jesus Christ. Days no longer matter. There’s only one day we await, and that day… everyone will bow, everyone will reckon that day: Jew, Gentile, Believer and unbeliever.

    Peace and God be with you!

    • Thank you for your comment Gary 🙂 Actually I recently found out that Rome did not change the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. They moved Christians and Jews to a Roman sun-based calendar, and away from the luni-solar Biblical calendar. The Sabbath was never mapped out to Saturday. The Roman calendar at the time of Jesus ministry and of the early church, had an 8-day week, where the days were named after letters of the alphabet. There was no Saturday, so it’s impossible that the Sabbath was on Saturday. Just another one of Satan’s deceptions. If you should care, I recently finished a study on the subject.
      Keep learning and growing! David

  2. Thanks alot for revealing the truth in the Bible…and am so grateful because now am enlighten,because even i was in the process of becoming a Catholic

  3. Thanks David,
    You then need to update this study as it is saying America is the second beast which conflicts with your other studies. (The Beasts of Daniel & Revelation)

    Kind regards


    • Thank you Mark 🙂 This is a page that I don’t reference much anymore, so I forgot to update it. I appreciate you making me aware of it! I will get it updated. David

    • Hi Mark 🙂 Yes, I used to believe that the earth beast of Revelation was America, but while researching Daniel and Revelation, it became apparent that the last beast would be from Rome. It has changed forms over the years from the Roman Empire, to the Roman Catholic Church, to the Jesuits of Rome.

      The Jesuits took control of the Vatican in the late 18th century. The Jesuits spread around the world as priests, preaching a false salvation message, which causes 1.2 Catholics to revere/worship the Pope. But the high-level Jesuits worship Satan and speak as the dragon.

      They control the American Federal Reserve, corporations and government; and use the intelligence agencies and military, to carry out their Inquisition, to help overthrow leaders who have not bowed down to their authority, and to push the world in their New World Order.

      The Jesuits control the world through three city-state corporations: Vatican City, which controls the religions of the world; the City of London, which controls the world’s finances; and Washington D.C., which controls the world’s intelligence agencies and military’s.

      Now a Jesuit has taken the position of power in Pope Francis.

      You can read how they fulfill the description in Revelation 13, 17 and 18 @

      What are your thoughts about that?

      Keep learning and growing in the faith!


  4. David,
    I also believe that the Jesuits are the false prophet. I think this is why the reformers were not able to correctly identify it. The jesuits fit perfectly because they have two horns like a lamb (they are called the scociety of Jesus) and they have set up an image to the beast (re-established the pope). The “wound by the sword” is none other than the reformers wounding the beast with the Word of God which is called a sword coming from Jesus’ mouth. It is interesting that the jesuits are responsible for the modern day interpretation of revelation used in so many Christian churches today

    • Thank you for your comment Steve 🙂 I posted this on your Facebook comment in the End Times Bible Prophecy group, but I’ll post it again here for others.

      I’ve gathered historical quotes from people about the Antichrist Roman Catholic Church and the Jesuits. Check out how precisely these people described the False Prophet, the Earth Beast of Revelation 13, which are the Jesuits.

      In the 5th century, Andreas, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, an expositor in the Greek Church during the latter part of the 5th century explains the two-horned beast as Antichrist’s false prophet; “exhibiting a show of piety, and with pretense of being a lamb when in fact a wolf.”

      In the 6th century, Primasius’s description of the two-horned beast of Revelation 13, matches the Jesuits perfectly.

      He seems to view the second two-horned beast of Revelation 13, “Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon,“as ecclesiastical rulers, “hypocritically feigning likeness to the Lamb, in order the better to war against him: and by the mask of a Christians profession, under which mask the devil puts himself before men, acting out the Mediator.” (Elliott, Horae, IV, p. 342)

      In the 8th century, the venerable Bede also described the earth beast of Revelation 13 as Antichrist’s pseudo-Christian false prophets.

      “He shows the horns of a lamb, that he may secretly introduce the person of the dragon. For by false assumption of sanctity, which the Lord truly had in Himself, he pretends that a matchless life and wisdom are his. Of this beast the Lord says, ‘Beware of false prophets’ which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.” (Bede on the Apocalypse, Ch. XIII, p. 11)

      This describes the Jesuits to a T.

      In the 8th century, Ambrose Anspert described the earth beast as the ministers of Antichrist.

      Ambrose, a Latin expositor in the 8th century, wrote an Apocalyptic commentary, and said about the earth beast of Revelation 13 12;

      “Signifying the preachers and ministers of Antichrist; feigning the lamb, in order to carry out their hostility against the Lamb; just as Antichrist too, the first beast’s head wounded to death, would he says, exhibit himself pro Christo, in Christ’s place.” (Elliott, Horae, IV, p. 351)

      The antichrist sea beast of Revelation 13 , the Pope’s of Rome, proclaim to be the Vicar of Christ; and the earth beast, the Jesuits of Rome, pretend to be priests while subverting the Lamb and persecuting His followers.

      Contact me anytime to share insight about the studies.

      Grace and peace and love to you in Christ’s name,

  5. David, you have made the interpretation of God’s Word so clear I finaly realized I have had the false futuristic Jesuit view of the 70th week of Daniel all these years! And therefore the Antichrist in a rebuilt temple of Solomon is also false. I am thankful to a couple other brothers who have introduced your site to me.

    I just want to point out an error on this page. You wrote “There’s only one nation that fulfills the description of Daniel 13:11-18; the United States of America.” I am sure you meant Revelation 13:11-18. Daniel has only 12 chapters. 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment James 🙂 Yeah, the concept of a future 70th week of Daniel is the biggest deception of the Jesuits, which serves to deflect blame away from the Roman Catholic Church as the antichrist Beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, and the office of the Papacy, the Son of Perdition.

      Thank you for the correction on that page, it is in fact Revelation 13. I need to make more updates on that page, as I now believe that the earth beast is the Jesuits of Rome, not America. They control America and use the intelligence agencies, the military and our money, to fund their Inquisition wars that are pushing the world into their New World Order, and causing Christians to be killed.

      Grace and peace and love to you in Christ’s name,

  6. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

    Hi , I’m from Ecuador, you said that the prince in the verse 26 of Daniel is Jesus and he makes the desolation but when you read the verse it seem different. Can you explain me better. Sorry because of my grammar .

    • Thank you for your comment Rossano 🙂 Here’s a simple explanation that helps to see that Daniel 9:25-27 are talking about Jesus, the Messiah, the Prince.

      Daniel 9:25 “Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks.”

      Daniel 9:26 “And after the sixty-two weeks (meaning in the 70th week) Messiah (still Messiah the Prince) shall be cut off (Messiah the Prince was crucified), but not for Himself (for the sins of others);

      And the people (the Roman army) of the prince (still Messiah the Prince, it’s the same Greek word as in verse 25) who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary (Jesus sent the Romans to destroy the temple and the Jews in 70 A.D.).

      Daniel 9:27 Then he (still Messiah the Prince) shall confirm a covenant (His New Covenant, Matthew 26:28) with many for one week; But in the middle of the week (He was crucified after 3 1/2 years of ministry), He (still Messiah the Prince) shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering (His one-time sacrifice caused the need for sacrifices to end).

      I hope that helps. Please let me know if you have other questions.

      Grace and peace and love to you in Christ’s name,

  7. I also have questions about this… I can see how one could argue that America is the second beast… but it also seems possibly that the second beast is Islam… I think the connection between the RCC and Islam can’t be ignored… nor can the rise of this Chrislam thing…

    I can also see the decline of Biblical Christianity is America so this certainly makes me think more on this… I certainly hope it isn’t true… but… then again maybe that’s just because I am an American and this stuff is downright frightening in a certain way. I certainly fear God more than man or the machinations of the kingdom of darkness… but I have young children and my fatherly instincts cause me to have great concern as I don’t want them harmed… I know it’s in the Lord’s hands, but still – it’s hard not to worry – despite knowing I shouldn’t….

    • Thanks for your comment Jeremy! I used to think that the second beast of Revelation 13 is America, but the more I studied Daniel 2 and 7, the more I knew that the last beast is Roman. It has changed from the Roman Empire to the Roman Catholic Church to the Jesuits of Rome, but it will always be Roman.

      And notice the text, “he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.” Many people teach that it started out like a lamb and later spoke like a dragon (like America), but the text is saying that it does both at the same time.

      The Jesuits of Rome play the role of priest, they call themselves the “Society of Jesus,” the Lamb, but they are evil men who are empowered by Satan to kill, steal and destroy.

      “he 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” In the name of the Catholic Church’s authority, they spread around the world teaching a false gospel message which condemns people to hell, they cause 1.2 billion people to worship the Pope and the Catholic Church.

      “He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.” They took control of Tesla’s amazing research, and through HAARP-type devices they can control the weather can cause lighting anywhere they want. They control satellites with lasers. (John’s version of lightning?)

      They control America, its leaders, its corporations, its intelligence agencies, its military, its Federal Reserve Bank, etc. They cause America to attack countries to overthrow leaders, so that they can steal resources and prop up a NWO-friendly puppet.

      They control the International Monetary Fund, the Bank of International Settlements and the World Bank. They control the central banks of almost every nation in the world.

      In their NWO, they will provide a world-wide electronic monetary system, where they can control who buys and sells. They do much of this through America, but they are the beast who controls it.

      I hope that expands your understanding of this passage.

      Read the End Times Deceptions home page and you will see how the Jesuits have fulfilled prophecy.

      Grace and peace and love in Christ’s name,

  8. Hi David,
    Have you ever considered the iron/clay to be the Islamic Empire which gives its power to 10 kings? The Roman Empire extends far beyond the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholic Church I know will merge somehow along with Chrsistans through Chrislam and the emerent church. But Islam, I believe is the endtime beast and will play a major role. Just a thought as our church is going through the study.

    • Hi Jenny, thank you for your comment 🙂 That’s a great question and given the influence of the Muslims, they will definitely play a role.

      Here’s the way I see prophecy being fulfilled.

      Satan empowered the Roman Empire to try to wipe out the Early Church, killing 10 million saints. The Lord responded by causing the Roman Empire to collapse, which caused Satan to lose his power over that kingdom, where he was worshiped through their pagan idolatry.

      The Roman Empire was in power until 476 A.D., when the last Roman Emperor was removed.

      In the power vacuum, Satan caused the Roman Catholic Church to rise to power as the Sea Beast of Revelation 13. Satan caused them to relentlessly try to eliminate the Word of God and the Church of Christ, as they killed over 50 million saints during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.

      The Roman Catholic Church reigned for 1,260 years, from 538 – 1798 A.D.

      The Lord executed justice against them by causing the French Revolution, which then led to Napoleon’s army capturing the Pope in 1798, where he died in captivity, thus the deadly head wound.

      The Jesuits, who were the covert army of the Roman Catholic Church, seized the opportunity to take power of the Papacy.

      Since then, the Jesuits have caused the Roman Catholic Church to come back to life, thus the deadly head wound was healed.

      They now deceive over 1.2 billion Catholics with a message of salvation by works through the Papal Church, which is not true salvation.

      The Jesuits are using the Roman Catholic Church to gather the world under their control. The Jesuit General, called the Black Pope because he rules behind the scenes, controls the Papacy and the Pope. But now the Pope is a Jesuit.

      The Jesuits also covertly took control of America, which started out on Christian principles, but now speaks as a dragon and makes war with countries, and they remove leaders who are not NWO-friendly, like in Afghanistan and Iraq. America is the Earth Beast of Revelation 13 who will enforce the mark of the beast.

      The Jesuits covertly control/train/fund Al Qaeda (CIA-duh!) radicals and cause them to help overthrow the leaders of countries like Libya, Egypt and now Syria.

      They also have the Al Qaeda radicals kill the Christians in the country, like they are doing in Syria right now.

      This causes Christians to support the U.S. military in killing Muslims. The Jesuits use the Hegelian Dialectic to pit two people groups against each other, in order for them to kill each other.

      This no doubt will lead to WW III and the formation of the NWO in the name of peace.

      Right now the Jesuit Pope is in Israel speaking of peace, so things are getting setup.

      So my answer to you is that the Muslims are covertly controlled by the Jesuits, to push the world into their NWO. The Jesuits may use them to attack Israel.

      You can read a new Revelation Timeline for more information @

      Read through the whole timeline to get the big picture and you will see how prophecy has been fulfilled, where we are at now on the timeline, and what will happen next.

      Feel free to contact me with any questions. I will send you an email so that you have my email address.

      Grace and peace and love in Christ’s name,

  9. what do you see as a practical way for the remnant to live economically during the coming persecution? e.g. food, water, assembling together

    • Hi Brenda,

      Thank you for your comment. I tried to email you, but your email address is invalid.

      That’s a great question, and one that I don’t get asked that much, probably because most Christians think they will be raptured out before times of tribulation and persecution.

      I believe that we’re called to be prepared, so that we can provide for our family and friends, and to be able to minister to those around us.

      That means food and water, and ways to cook and stay warm, if and when there’s no electricity.

      Most of my food storage is food that I eat anyway, so I buy in volume when there’s a sale, saving me money.

      The main thing is to not live in a big city or to have a place of escape. When the economy collapses, there will be riots for food and water, so you want to be away from the chaos.

      Jesus warned the disciples that when they see the “abomination of desolation” they were to flee to the mountains. So in 66 A.D., when the Roman army, an abomination to the Jews, surrounded the city to desolate it, the Christians knew to flee.

      Those that didn’t heed Jesus warning died from famine, disease or from the sword. You can read that study @

      I believe that the economy will collapse in the next 1-2 years, so I don’t have anything in retirement funds or banks, that can be lost or confiscated.

      There’s only so much you can do and you have to trust God to protect you, but to not prepare is just asking for trouble. And we should be prepared for natural disasters anyway, so that we can help others in their time of need.

      As for assembling together, home churches will become very popular. Right now, try to find like-minded people, so that you can have a plan and share the community responsibilities.

      Grace and peace to you in Jesus name,


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