Revelation Timeline Decoded Studies

This Revelation Timeline Decoded PDF contains all of the studies from the website, to help you see what prophecies have already been fulfilled, where we are at now on the fulfillment timeline, and what will happen next as we await Messiah’s return.

By knowing the true, historical fulfillment of prophecy; you will be able to discern the enemy’s many deceptions.

Revelation prophecy fulfillment is fairly straight-forward.

It’s all of the futuristic deceptions of the enemy that make it hard to see the truth of the fulfillment.

The enemy has programmed believers to look to the future for the fulfillment, as most prophecy teachers say that all of the Revelation seals, trumpets and bowls take place in the end-times. This is called futurism.

The truth is that most of Revelation has been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years, since it was written. This is called historicism.

Revelation 1:1 says, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants–things which must shortly take place.”

And as you will learn, the first seal of Revelation was fulfilled shortly after John recorded the book of Revelation.

Ask yourself, what makes more sense?

That none of the Revelation prophecies would be fulfilled for 1,900+ years, and then all of them would be fulfilled during the final few years?

Or, that the Revelation prophecies would be fulfilled during the time from when they were written, until Messiah returns?

Doesn’t it make more sense that Revelation describes what Messiah’s saints would face during all of the years until Messiah returns?

Let me put it another way. If the futuristic view of prophecy is true, then that means that our Messiah had nothing to say to His Church about the following events which occurred during the last 1,900 years:

Satan using the Roman Empire to kill 10 million saints, in his attempt to wipe out the Early Church.

The fall of the mighty Roman Empire from civil war, disease, famine and financial collapse.

Roman Emperor Constantine and the Roman Bishops creating a new pagan religion of Christianity, the Roman Catechism, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Army after army attacking the great Roman Empire to desolate it, causing the last Roman Emperor to be removed from power in 476 A.D.

The rise of the Popes of Rome to power in the 6th century, who went on to relentlessly burn the Holy Scriptures and kill the saints during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition, during which over 50 million saints were killed.

The Popes of Rome proclaiming blasphemous things, such as they are God, that they forgive sins, that they control the whole world, and condemning saints as heretics.

The translation of the Scriptures into English, German, and other languages, after it had been hidden for so long in Latin by the Papal Church. And the advent of the printing press, which caused Bibles to spread around the world.

Martin Luther, a Catholic Monk, being led to read the Bible to see that the Papal Church was a false Church, a Harlot Church. He responded by posting his 95 Thesis, which sparked the Protestant Reformation, causing millions of people to be saved by faith, come out of the Catholic Church and form the Protestant Churches.

The rise of the Jesuit Order, which the Roman Catholic Church empowered, to counter the Reformation, to bring the Protestants back under their power.

The Spanish Inquisition and wholesale slaughter of the saints in France, by order of the Pope of Rome.

The French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, which killed many Catholics, in countries which had previously killed the saints.

The time of the Great Awakening when missionaries traveled around the world spreading the Good News.

The Futuristic view tells you that Messiah had nothing to say to His Church which endured all of those things.

The Futuristic view tells you that Messiah had nothing to say to the 10 million who died at the hands of the Roman Empire, and nothing to say to the 50 million plus who died at the hands of the Roman Catholic Church.

I promise you that our Messiah did in fact speak of all of those things in the book of Revelation, not by name of course, but the events and the people groups were all described in clear detail, and history proves the fulfillment.

So my friend, you’re going to have to pray for discernment, because your programming, the things that you’ve been taught about the seals, the trumpets and the bowls… are going to interfere with your ability to understand what the Bible is really telling us.

I’m not asking you to be empty-minded, but you will need to be open-minded.
Seek to pursue truth, instead of defending what you’ve been led to believe.

The enemy has worked hard to deceive the end times Church, because the culmination of all that he has worked for to push the world into a New World Order, takes place in the last few years.

By causing you to look to a future fulfillment of prophecy, he has caused you to not understand who the enemy of Christ and His Church really are.

Many Christians haven’t studied the scriptures to validate the meaning of prophecies,
so they have blindly trusted what Pastors have told them.

Friend, you’re going to stand before your Messiah some day and be accountable for knowing the true fulfillment.  Saying that your Pastors told you is not going to cut it.

The historic fulfillment of Messiah’s Revelation reveals the battle between Satan and his followers, warring against Messiah and His followers.

Right now, the enemy is prevailing, because most believers don’t even know who the real enemy is.

And most believers think that they will be raptured before the supposed 7-year tribulation period, so most don’t care.

This explains why Messiah called our Laodicean Church era, lukewarm, wretched, miserable, blind, naked and poor.

The enemy has infiltrated seminaries and caused them to teach a futuristic fulfillment of Revelation. This has blinded believers from seeing who Satan has empowered to war against them, so they are unable to fight back with the rod of iron, the Word of God.

Friend, are you ready to learn the truth?

Father, I pray that you wake the church up from her slumber, and that you anoint each visitor with eye salve to help them see the truth. I pray this for your honor and your glory. Amen!

David Nikao

About David And Revelation Timeline Decoded

The Revelation Timeline Decoded studies are a result of the Spirit of Elohim revealing many truths to me during the last two years.

Much of the information on this website has been taught for 1,800 years by the great theologians, and it’s only been during the last few centuries that Messiah’s Church has lost the truth about prophecy fulfillment.

In 2 Timothy 4:3-4 Paul warned us, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

Up until a few years ago, I was a Christian who simply believed what my Pastors had taught me about the end times.

What they taught lined up with what my John MacArthur Study Bible says, which lined up with what I hear popular Pastors like David Jeremiah and Chuck Swindoll teach.

They’ve been to seminary, so surely they knew the proper explanations to prophecy.

There was no reason to doubt them…

Until the Spirit started me on a journey that revealed how the Bible explains prophecy fulfillment, which is contrary to many of the teachings from Pastors today.

The Spirit put on my heart to look to theologians who had not been corrupted by all of the deceptions, which have really taken hold during the last century.

The best tool that the Spirit put in my path is SwordSearcher Bible software, as it gives me easy access to Bible commentaries from the top Bible scholars of the 1700 and 1800’s, such as:

  • Albert Barnes’ Notes on the New and Old Testaments.
  • John Calvin’s Commentaries.
  • Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible.
  • Commentary from the 1599 edition of the Geneva Bible.
  • John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible.
  • Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible.
  • Matthew Henry’s Whole Bible Commentary.
  • Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible.
  • John Wesley’s Bible Notes.

I am blessed to stand on the shoulder of these great theologians, who have taught me so much about the Word of Elohim.

You can find some of their commentaries at www.studylight.org/com/ but SwordSearcher let’s you quickly read through all of the commentaries about a particular passage. And it gives you the Strong’s word listing, a Bible dictionary and much more.

Other people who the Father has placed in my life during the past few years are:

Henry Grattan Guinness, who wrote Romanism and the Reformation: From the Standpoint of Prophecy which gives the explanation for the prophecies in Daniel, in 2 Thessalonians 2, in John epistles and Revelation. It’s an excellent study that exposes The Holy Roman Empire and it’s role in end-times Bible prophecy. Click here to read it online.

Ralph Woodrow’s book Great Prophecies Of The Bible covers the second coming of Christ, Matthew 24, the 70 weeks of Daniel and the antichrist.  Highly recommended reading!

Pastor Samuel Pestes, who wrote “The Stonecutter’s Bride“, “Ancient Nation’s Rise To Strike Again“, and “Abraham’s Message To The 21st Century“; Pastor Sam has had a great impact on my beliefs about the 70 Weeks of Daniel prophecy, and Jesus New Covenant as the fulfillment of the Everlasting Covenant that God made to Abraham.

Pastor Steve Wohlberg. Steve is a Seventh Day Adventist and though I don’t agree with some SDA beliefs, his teachings on End Times Delusions about the rapture, tribulation, antichrist and Israel, are Biblically sound.

Robert Carignola’s book “The Present Reign Of Jesus Christ” explained much of the fulfillment of Revelation.

Phillip Mauro’s study “The Seventy Weeks and the Great Tribulation” taught me so much about the fulfillment of the 70 Weeks of Daniel prophecy, the prophecy in Daniel 11 and 12, and Jesus’ Olivet Discourse.

Charles A. Jenning’s book “The Book Of Revelation: From An Israelite And Historicist Interpretation

Victor McGowan’s book “The Revelation and the History of Christendom: Prophecy Fulfilled to the End of Our Time

I’ve spent many hundreds of hours reading through many books and commentaries, listening to many audios, and watching many videos.

Some Bible commentaries, such as from John Gill, are extremely detailed and long.

Most people are too busy to read these books and watch the videos, so the Lord uses me to make the explanations more concise and easy to read.

In April 2013 I began teaching a small group about prophecy fulfillment, and I started to post the studies on my End Times Deceptions website.

And the studies have just grown from there, as I’ve learned new areas of prophecy fulfillment.

The goal of this website is to teach how the Bible defines prophecy terms, and to show the fulfillment of many of the prophecies.

The best way to detect a fake Dollar Bill is to know the real thing so well, that the fake ones are easy to spot.

The same is true with prophecy. When you diligently study the Bible, so that you know how it defines terms and how it reveals its fulfillment; when a Pastor is teaching contrary to these things, you know that they are teaching false prophecy.

So who am I and what gives me the authority to teach these things?

I am not a Preterist, which is someone who believes that all prophecy was fulfilled during the 1st century.

I believe that the prophecies of Daniel 9, Daniel 12, Matthew 24, and others which relate to the Jews of Messiah’s day; were fulfilled in the first century, as those prophecies were about them.

I am a Historicist, like most every believer before the 19th century, believes that all of Revelation has been in the process of being fulfilled since it was written and won’t be completed until Messiah returns.

I am not Seventh Day Adventist, though I have learned from some SDA teachers who diligently study prophecy.

I was blessed to grow up in a Christian family and attended Baptist Churches during the early part of my life.  I’ve been blessed by the verse-by-verse studies at several Calvary Chapel Churches. But I am not part of any denomination.

I have not been to seminary or a Bible school.

I am simply a child of the Most High Elohim, who has the Holy Bible as my guide and the Spirit of Elohim as my teacher.

I have committed my life to learning and teaching the truth about prophecy, and I work full-time in this ministry.

I believe that the Spirit shows me many insights because I hunger to know truth, so that our Father and Messiah is glorified and the enemy is defeated.

Proverbs 2:1-5 says, “My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God.”

Prophecy fulfillment is fairly straight-forward and easy to understand, but it is all of the deceptions that the enemy has created that make it difficult to see the truth.

My 70th Week of Daniel study series proves that it was fulfilled on time, after the 69th week, from 27-34 A.D.; when Messiah and His disciples confirmed with the Jews for seven years, that He is the promised Messiah, who ratified the everlasting covenant with His blood as the Passover Lamb.

This proves that it is not a future 7-year tribulation period, which is deception from the Jesuit’s of Rome, to deflect blame away from the antichrist Popes and false prophet Jesuit Generals; and to deceive the end times saints, so that they are caught off guard by the events of the end times.

A PDF of the 70th week of Daniel study series is available at XXX

My Olivet Discourse study series shows you how what Messiah proclaimed in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 12; was indeed fulfilled in that generation, by 70 A.D.

This proves that it is not about the end times. A PDF of the Olivet Discourse study series is available at XXX

Most seminaries are teaching prophecy fulfillment concepts that hide the Antichrist.

And the leaven of these false teachings spreads around to Pastors and Christians, so that the majority are deceived.

My Roman Catholic Beliefs website gives a concise summary of how the Roman Catholic Church is the subject of most Bible prophecy fulfillment.

Popes have proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins, and that salvation is only through the Catholic Church.  They have killed over 100 million Christians during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.  And the Jesuits seek to push the world into a New World Order where everyone will worship their False Messiah.

Jesuits priests are spread around the world, and have deceived 1.2 Billion Catholics into believing in a false salvation by works through the Catholic Church.

And because Christ’s Church doesn’t understand that the Roman Catholic Church is Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots, Christians are not evangelizing Catholics to call them out of the Church and into true salvation through Jesus Christ.

My friend, I encourage you to be a Berean and search these things out, don’t take my word for it, don’t seek to defend a position, just seek the truth.

Because until the Church understands the grand deception that has blinded her, she is unable to fight to overcome the enemy in the power of Jesus Word.

My heart breaks for Christians as they have been so deceived, and have no clue about how the future is going to play out, so they are like the foolish virgins who are unprepared for Christ’s return.

My tears are shed for Pastors, who are unknowingly teaching the prophecy concepts of the Antichrist, for they will be held accountable for misleading their flocks.

I pray in the power of Yahusha (Jesus) name that He will give you eye salve to see the truth.

In His love,

David Nikao

Here is a Revelation Chapter Summary List

Revelation 1  Introduction when Messiah proclaims that these things will (begin to) take place shortly. 

Revelation 2   Letters to church eras of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, historically fulfilled from 33 A.D. – 1514 A.D.

Revelation 3   Letters to church eras of Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodecia, historically fulfilled from 1514 A.D. – present

Revelation 4   Vision of Messiah, elders praising Him.

Revelation 5  Messiah is the only one worthy to unseal the scroll.

Revelation 6   Judgment against Pagan Rome, because they were used to kill 10 million saints.

  • Seal 1 White horse = glorious time of Roman Empire 96-180 A.D.
  • Seal 2 Red horse = bloody Roman civil war 185-284 A.D.
  • Seal 3 Black horse = gloom, despair under taxes to pay for wars 200-250 A.D.
  • Seal 4 Pale horse = 1/4th Romans died from famine, pestilence 250-300 A.D.
  • Seal 5 represents the Smyrna church martyrs who Emperor Diocletian persecuted for 10 years. 300-313 A.D.
  • Seal 6 represents sealing of saints, the fall of Roman paganism and Rome divided.  313-395 A.D.
  • Seal 7 represents the complete overthrown of the Roman government

Revelation 7   Sealing of 144,000 before trumpet judgments.  Roman Empire martyrs were first fruits, they are symbolically given white robes to wear.

Revelation 8   7th Seal judgment against the western Roman Empire 400-476 A.D.

  • Trumpet 1 represents the invasion of the Goths of that was fulfilled by Alaric from 400-410 A.D.
  • Trumpet 2 represents the invasion of Vandals by conquest of the seas by Genseric from 425-470 A.D.
  • Trumpet 3 represents the invasion of Attila the Hun, who scourged the rivers in 451 A.D.
  • Trumpet 4 represents the final overthrow of Rome by Odoacer and the Heruli in 476 A.D.
  • With the Roman Emperors were removed (2 Thes. 2:6-7), the Antichrist Papal Church rose to power in 538 A.D.

Revelation 9   Judgment against eastern Roman Empire. 612-1453 A.D.

  • Trumpet 5 represents the rise the Arabian (Mohammed) against the Western Roman Empire from 612-762 A.D.
  • Trumpet 6 represents the Turks crossing Euphrates to capture 1/3rd Rome, Constantinople from 1062-1453 A.D.

Revelation 10  The Little Book is the printed Bibles in English, and other languages. Wycliffe, Tyndale, Geneva, KJV. Advent of printing press.

Revelation 11  Trumpet 7 Measuring temple led Martin Luther to declare that the Papal Church is a false church, a gentile church; which is not part of the true church.

The Two Witnesses are the Word of Elohim and the Church of Messiah, which testified the pure gospel, identified the antichrist beast Popes.

The Papal Church pronounced Christendom dead in 1514 A.D.  There was silence for 3.5 years. Then Luther posted his 95 Thesis, which brought the saints back to life, to take back control of the nations.

This led to the Protestant Reformation and millions of people left the Papal Church, causing them to fear.

Revelation 12  Satan used the Roman Empire to try to wipe out the Early Church, Satan cast down when Empire collapsed.

Revelation 13 The antichrist (Sea) Beast is the Popes of Rome, who reigned from 538-1798 A.D.

The Earth Beast, the false prophet, is the office of the Jesuit General, who is using the Vatican to take control of the world.

Revelation 14  Lamb with 144,000. Church preaching gospel.  Blessed are the martyrs. Coming wrath on those who worship beast.

Revelation 15  Overcoming saints victorious over the beast.  Prelude to 7 vials, Gods judgment on those who support Papal Rome.

Revelation 16

  • Bowl 1 The foul sore of Atheism was poured out on France, leaving them with no hope.
  • Bowl 2 The French Revolution killed 250,000, as France had obeyed the Pope and killed Christian. 1793 A.D.
  • Bowl 3 The French Revolution spread to rural areas of France, where Protestants were killed.
  • Bowl 4 The Napoleonic wars were very bloody, as the Spanish and French navies were
  • Bowl 5 Judgment on “the seat of the beast.” Papal States invaded in 1798, Pope imprisoned, deadly head wound.
  • Bowl 6 The Turks (people of the Euphrates) were dried up, stopped in Palestine in 1917 A.D., their domain shrunk. This allowed the countries of Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, to form, the Kings of the East.
    The three unclean spirits are the 3 World Wars, created by Satan (the dragon) through the Jesuits (the False Prophet) of the Roman Catholic Church (the beast), to push the world into their New World Order where Satan will be worshiped.

WE ARE HERE. WW III We are waiting on WW III; and then the New World Order of the 7th bowl, great earthquake=major political upheaval, 3-way split of world government into political(Wash D.C.), economic (London) and religious (Vatican).  Severe hail=nuclear war?

Great day of the Lord = The Jesuits causing the Papal Church and Muslims, to war against Christians.

Revelation 17  Mother of Harlots=Papal Church. 10 kings give power to the beast (Jesuits). They hate the harlot(RCC), burn her.

Revelation 18  Babylon is fallen, will be burned with fire.  Come out of her.  Kings weep. Great millstone destroys her.

Revelation 19  Messiah will return on white horse. The antichrist beast Pope and False Prophet Jesuit general will be captured, and thrown in the lake of fire. Those who are with them will be killed.

Revelation 20  Satan bound for 1k, then released for Gog/Magog battle. All consumed by fire. Satan and lost cast in Lake of Fire.

Here is a graphic that shows the layers of Revelation, which when overlaid on top of each other, give the explanation.

Here is a graphic that shows the layers of Revelation, which when overlaid on top of each other, give the explanation.

Click here to link to a better resolution image that you can print.

Here is a table of symbols that were used by John in the book of Revelation.  

These Revelation symbols are from The People’s New Testament Study Notes by Barton W. Johnson

It must always be kept in mind, however, that this book is a book of prophecy, intended to “shew the things which must shortly come to pass.” John was a Seer. He recorded what he saw. The future was portrayed to him in a series of visions. The pictures which passed before his eyes represented future events. Hence, each is a symbolical representation of what was then future, and may now be past history.

Thus, when the first seal is opened in Revelation 6:1-2 , and a warrior is seen with a bow in his hand riding on a white horse in conquest, this must be interpreted as a sense-image which appropriately represents an event or epoch of history which was future when John was an exile on Patmos.

Symbolical pictures follow each other in rapid succession as the seals are opened and the trumpets blown, a correct interpretation of which is to be sought not in literal fulfillment, but in events of which the sense-visions might be appropriate symbols. It will be a help in understanding the text to have an explanation of the meaning of the various symbols employed as they are ordinarily used in prophetic writings; hence I give a TABLE OF SYMBOLS.

In this table I aim to give only the leading Symbols used by John, with their apparent meaning. The definitions have been obtained from Mede, Elliott, Lange, Campbell, Archdeacon Lea, and other sources.

Adultery – Idolatry or apostasy; especially the latter. As Christ is represented as a bridegroom and the church as a bride, apostasy, or unfaithfulness to him, would be spiritual adultery, and a false church properly represented as a harlot.

Angel – Any agent or messenger of the divine will. The term may be a symbol of any movement of nations, or in history which carries out the divine purposes.

Ascension to Heaven – Exaltation in power and glory. Prosperity.

Babylon – The city which carried Israel into captivity. Hence, a symbol of any power that renders them captive, whether it be Pagan or Papal Rome.

Balances – A symbol of justice, but when used to denote the weighing out of food, a symbol of scarcity.

Black – The color of mourning; hence a symbol of calamity and sorrow.

Black Horse – The horse was not used as a beast of burden by the ancients, but for purposes of war. Hence it is a symbol of war, and a black horse is a symbol of calamitous war.

Blood – A symbol of the carnage of war.

Beast – The term rendered beast in the Revision means a savage wild beast. Hence it is a symbol of a cruel, tyrannical persecuting power. The term used in chap. 4 , rendered beasts in the Common Version, is not the same. Instead of “Four Beasts” that should be rendered “Four Living Creatures.”

Binding – This symbol means to restrain, to hold; also to deprive of power and render helpless.

Book – The record of the divine will. To seal a book is to conceal its meaning, since ancient books were rolls and could not be read when sealed. To open seals is to disclose the meaning. To devour a book is to become master of its contents. The book with seven seals is the book of human destiny, an outline of the great events which connect themselves with the church until its final triumph. The opening of its seals is the revelation of future history.

Bow – The bow, a warlike weapon, when held in the hand is a symbol of war.

Bride – The spouse of Christ, the Church, the New Jerusalem.

Bridegroom – Jesus Christ. (Yahusha)

Candlestick – A symbol of a church, which should be a light in the world. The seven golden candlesticks are the seven churches. A symbol of any light-giving agency.

Chain – A symbol of bondage or affliction. To chain is to render powerless. To bind Satan with a chain is to destroy his power.

Cloud – An emblem of power and majesty. To ride upon the clouds is to appear in glory and exaltation.

Crown – The symbol of royal majesty. To enjoy exaltation and honor. To receive the crown of life is to receive the honors of eternal life.

Darkness – The well known symbol of calamity and affliction.

Day – “I have given you a day for a year.” One revolution of the earth on its axis is a symbol of its annual revolution in its orbit. “Twelve hundred and sixty days” means as many years.

Death – A symbol of destruction.

Dragon – The old pagan Roman Empire. The dragon was originally a symbol of a monarch. In Revelation it means the persecuting monarchy of Rome.

Earth – The ancient civilized world, which corresponded in John’s time with the Roman Empire. Political powers.

Earthquake – Political and moral revolutions and convulsions of society. The shaking of the established order of things. The subversion of states and fortunes.

Eclipse – Or the darkening of heavenly bodies, means the obscuration of the glory of kings and potentates of which sun, moon and stars are symbols.

Egypt – The place of spiritual bondage. A condition of sinfulness. Opposition to Christ.

Euphrates – The symbol of the Turkish power. To be “bound by the Euphrates” is to be restrained at that river.

Elders – Probably princes of righteousness.

False Prophets – A false spiritual power which falsely claims divine authority for its teaching.

Fire – Fierce destruction. Never the symbol of a blessing, but of a curse.

Fire from Heaven – Divine destruction; but fire brought down from heaven by the two-horned dragon means excommunication and anathemas of a false spiritual power.

Flood – Symbol of overpowering. Distress from persecution or any cause.

Forehead – A mark in the forehead means a public profession.

Fornication – Idolatry. See Adultery.

Grave – To put in the grave, signifies to consign to oblivion. “Not to suffer dead bodies to be put into the grave,” means that they shall be remembered.

Hail.–Ravages and destruction.

Hand.–A mark in the hand means the manner of life, or practice.

Harlot – An idolatrous community. The great Harlot is the apostate church. See Adultery.

Heavens and the Earth – The world. The political and religious universe. A new heavens and new earth imply a passing away of the old order of things and the establishment of a new order.

Horse – Used only for warlike purposes by the ancients and hence a symbol of war. The color of the horse indicates the condition of his rider and the state of the war.

Horns – “The great horn of the first king;” Daniel . A symbol of kings, kingdoms, or power. Seven horns indicate enormous power.

Incense – The prayers of the saints.

Islands – European states. In the prophets the “isles of the sea” meant the countries in and beyond the Mediterranean; hence, Europe.

Jerusalem – The capital of Judea and the seat of the temple becomes a symbol of the church of Christ. The “holy city” is contrasted with the “great city,” Jerusalem with Babylon, or the true with the false church.

Jezebel – An unholy woman is a symbol of an unholy influence in the church.

Key – A symbol of power to deliver or imprison, to open heaven or hell, or to shut them; of power to save or destroy.

King.–Supreme power of any kind. A government; a kingdom.

Lamb – The symbol of a sinless, sacrificial offering. The Lamb of God is Christ slain as a lamb from the foundation of the world.

Lion – A symbol of kingly power.

Locusts – The locusts, a devouring pest bred in the deserts of Arabia, are a symbol of devouring Arabian armies. The Arabians under Mohammed.

Manna – The bread of life. The truth of Christ.

Measuring Rod – The standard by which the church is measured. The Word.

Mountain – Some person or power conspicuous among men. Highly elevated. A great prince or government. A burning mountain is a baleful, destructive power.

Moon – A symbol of powers, rulers and great men which are not supreme. A light which shines by reflecting another light.

Merchants – A symbol of those who make a gain of godliness and traffic in religious privileges.

Palm – A symbol of joy or victory.

Pale Horse – An image of desolating war, and a reign of death.

Red Horse – An image of cruel, bloody war, distinguished by awful carnage.

River of Life – Christ is the fountain of life. The abundant, ever flowing life that Christ bestows, is fitly symbolized by a river. The river, and tree, of life mean essentially the same.

Rod – The symbol of rule. The rod of iron is a symbol of resistless sway.

Scarlet – This color, the color of blood, symbolizes bloody cruelty. A scarlet woman is a persecuting church.

Seven – The perfect number. Completeness.

Stars – Shining lights in the world. Conspicuous men, whether in the church or the state.

Sun – As the great light giver, in one sense a symbol of Christ. Also a supreme ruler. The moon and stars indicate great lights of society, but inferior to the sun.

Sword – A symbol of slaughter. Also of conquest. A sword in the hand indicates by carnal weapons. A sword proceeding from the mouth indicates conquests by the word of God.

Temple of God – The church of which the tabernacle and temple were types. The temple of God in heaven, open, is the abode of God, heaven itself, the church above.

Throne – A symbol of authority.

Trumpet – The blast of a trumpet signifies the forward march of armies, carnal or spiritual. Also the proclamation of war or peace.

Time – Time, times and half a time is an annual revolution of the earth, a year, two years, a half year, or three and a half years. “Seven times” passed over Nebuchadnezzar, or seven years.

Wine Press – A symbol of an effusion of blood and of distress.

White – To be clothed in white is to be innocent, pure, and to be triumphant.

White Horse – Triumphant and glorious war.

Whore – Apostate church. See Adultery.

Winds – Symbol of commotion; of mighty movements. The “Four Winds” are four invasions of the Roman Empire.

Witness – The two witnesses are the two Testaments, for such is the meaning of the latter word.

Woman – The “woman clothed with the sun” is the pure and faithful church. The Great Harlot is the false, faithless, apostate church. The church is often symbolized by a bride, or a woman bearing children. A pure woman represents a faithful church; an adulterous woman, “a harlot,” a false, apostate church.

Revelation Is Both Symbolic And Literal

Revelation uses symbols to explain the literal fulfillment.

Some people say that the Apocalyptic message is only symbolic and not literal.

They are saying that there is no literal historical fulfillment of the prophecies.

Some people say that the book of Revelation is literal.

They are saying that the locust in the 5th Trumpet will be actual locust.

To use that as an example, the symbol of locust is defined in the Old Testament as Arabs.

Judges 7:12 defines that locust represent the Arabians. “Now the Midianites and Amalekites, all the people of the East, were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the seashore in multitude.”

So the 5th Trumpet is pointing to the rise of Islam and the great Muslim armies, which were used to attack part of the Roman Empire, as part of their judgment.

Here is a summary of the fulfillment of the fifth Trumpet, so that you can see the symbolism and the literal fulfillment:

The 5th Trumpet represents the Lord using the Arabian (Mohammedan) army against the Western Roman Empire from 612-762 A.D., which is 150 years (5 months = 150 days). They wore turbans (crowns of gold); they had beards (faces of men); they had long hair like women; they wore chain-mail (breast-plates of iron); and they were fierce (teeth of lions). The falling star was Mohammed, the smoke out of Satan’s bottomless pit of lies is the Koran.

Revelation is a war manual, and John had to hide the message from the Romans who were in power at the time.

He could not say that the Arabs would come and attack the Roman Empire and prevail, as that would have invited more persecution.

The 6th Bowl refers to the symbolic drying up of the Euphrates River.

The literal interpretation focuses on the actual Euphrates River being dried up, but it symbolically points back to the domain of the the Turks, who became the great Ottoman Empire. Their drying up literally was fulfilled as they lost control of all of the lands they had conquered and were only left with the country of Turkey.

The 6th Trumpet represents the Lord releasing the Turks to cross over the Euphrates River to conquer 1/3rd of the Roman Empire for 391 years (prepared for the hour and day and month and year, 1 + 30 + 360 = 391) from 1062-1453 A.D., which ended when they used large cannons (out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone) to knock down the thick protective walls of Constantinople.

The 6th Bowl was poured out to dry up the Ottoman Empire, the people (river) of the Euphrates who had been released during the 6th Trumpet. During the 18th and 19th centuries, they lost control of the territories that they had occupied, such as Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; the kings of the East. They lost control of Palestine to General Allenby of Great Britain in 1917 A.D.

So the book of Revelation is both symbolic and literal. If one has not studied the Old Testament, they probably don’t understand the definition of the symbols, which means that they cannot understand the literal fulfillment.

I think that it is our Father’s way of testing us to see if we read His whole Word.

Revelation truly is a blessing to those who read it and understand it, as it proves that the Elohim of the Scriptures is the One True Elohim; who foretold all of these events thousands of years ago, and have been fulfilled historically in precise detail. Praise Yah!

One Prophetic Day Does Not Always Equal One Year

Most Pastors teach that one day in prophecy represents one literal day, which causes them to not see the true fulfillment, as many times one day points to one year.

Others, such as Seventh Day Adventists, proclaim that 1 day in prophecy always points to 1 year, and it causes them to not see the true fulfillment of some prophecies.

This page will provide a summary of the fulfillment of prophecies, and the links to more detailed studies.

The 70 weeks of Daniel pointed to 490 years, from 457 B.C. to 34 A.D., so one day represented one year.

70 weeks times 7 days per week results in 490 days.  This prophecy could not have been fulfilled in 490 days, as Scripture proclaims that it took the Jews 46 years to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple.  (John 2:20).

By that we know that the 490 days is pointing to 490 years, which spanned from the starting point of 457 A.D. until 34 A.D.  History proves that Messiah appeared after the 69th week in 27 A.D.

The 1,290 and 1,335 days of Daniel 12 were fulfilled from 66-70 A.D., so one day represented one day.

The Roman army, referred to as the Abomination of Desolation (Luke 21:20), surrounded the Holy City of Jerusalem in 66 A.D.

The Roman army was ready to lay siege to the city when for no explained reason, they left.  The Early Church obviously saw this sign and took opportunity to flee to the mountains of Pella, as Messiah had instructed them in the Olivet Discourse.

The majority of Jews stayed in Jerusalem, and the next division of the Roman army, the people of the prince from Daniel 9:26, led by Prince Titus, surrounded Jerusalem.

This led to 1.1 million Jews dying in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, crucifixion and by the Roman sword. This was their punishment for rejecting the promised Messiah and delivering Him up to be killed.

The 2,300 days of Daniel 8 pointed to 2,300 days from 171-165 B.C., so one day represented one day.

Seventh Day Adventist teachers say that the 2,300 days of Daniel 8 was 2,300 years, which began at the same time as the 70 weeks of Daniel, in 457 B.C.  So based on that they proclaimed that Messiah would return in 1844 A.D.  Obviously He did not.

It was fulfilled when Antiochus Epiphanes, the vile person, surrounded Jerusalem with his armies (the abomination of desolation) and killed 10’s of thousands of Jews. They defiled the sanctuary and caused the daily sacrifice to be taken away for 2,300 days (Daniel 8:14). His persecution of the Jews began in 171 B.C. and the temple was cleansed on December 25, 165 B.C., which is 2,300 days.

All of the following prophecies point to 1,260 days, which were fulfilled during the 1,260 years that the Popes reigned in power, from 538-1798 A.D., so one day represented one year.

So it is not referring to 3 1/2 years of Great Tribulation during the end times.

The Little Horn of Daniel 7 who persecuted the saints for “a time and times and the dividing of time.”

After the Roman Empire collapsed, it split into ten civil kingdoms (10 heads). Satan caused the Popes of Rome (the Little Horn) to rise to power, who caused three of the kingdoms to be plucked out.

The period during which the holy city is trodden under foot by the Gentiles for “forty and two months” in Revelation 11.

Revelation 11 describes Martin Luther measuring what the Popes of Rome taught against what the Word of God (the rod of iron) says. He found that the Roman Catholic Church is an apostate Church, a gentile church, who persecuted the holy city (the true church, the bride of Christ) for 1,260 years.

The period during which the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11 prophesy for “thousand two hundred and threescore days.”

The Two Witnesses are the Word of God and the Church of Christ, both of which witnessed that salvation is by faith in the atoning work of Messiah alone, not by the Roman Catholic sacraments; and they both testified that the Popes of Rome are the Little Horn of Daniel, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2 and the antichrist beast of Revelation 13.

The Church of Christ escaping to the wilderness for “a time, and times, and half a time” in Revelation 12.

After Messiah caused the Roman Empire to collapse, Satan empowered the Roman Catholic Church, who sent a flood of people, such as the soldiers of France and Spain, to persecute and kill the saints.

The reign of the sea beast for “forty and two months” in Revelation 13.

The Popes of Rome spoke blasphemous things such as proclaiming to be God and to forgive sins, and they persecuted the saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.

So history unveils that these prophecies all point to the same 1,260 year time period of Great Tribulation, from 538-1798 A.D., during which the Popes of Rome were the reigning power in the world.

The 10 days of tribulation spoken of by Messiah to the church of Smyrna, was fulfilled during 10 brutal years from 303-312 A.D., when Satan used the Roman Empire to try to wipe out the Early Church, so one day represented one year.

The most terrible, most prolonged persecution in the history of the early church occurred during the Tenth Persecution, as Diocletian sought to root out Christianity from the very face of the earth, from 303-313 A.D.

Revelation 2:10, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

The “ten days” of tribulation that Jesus prophetically spoke of were 10 years of the Diocletianic Persecution where so many saints were martyred.

In 312 A.D, Constantine supposedly converted to Christianity, and then in 313 A.D., the Edict of Milan ended the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.

The 5 months of the 5th Trumpet of Revelation 6 represented 150 years of conquest by the Mohammedan army, from 612-762 A.D., so one day represented one year.

The 5th Trumpet represents the Lord using the Arabian (Mohammedan) army against the Western Roman Empire from 612-762 A.D., which is 150 years (5 months = 150 days). They wore turbans (crowns of gold); they had beards (faces of men); they had long hair like women; they wore chain-mail (breast-plates of iron); and they were fierce (teeth of lions). The falling star was Mohammed, the smoke out of Satan’s bottomless pit of lies is the Koran.

The  6th Trumpet of Revelation 6 represented 391 years of conquest by the Turk army, from 1062-1453 A.D., so one day represented one year.

The 6th Trumpet represents the Lord releasing the Turks to cross over the Euphrates River to conquer 1/3rd of the Roman Empire for 391 years (prepared for the hour and day and month and year, 1 + 30 + 360 = 391) from 1062-1453 A.D., which ended when they used large cannons (out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone) to knock down the thick protective walls of Constantinople.

So as you can see, one day does not always equal one year.

A great book to read is History Unveils Prophecy by Henry Grattan Guinness, which shows how history proves the fulfillment of prophecy; and thereby proves when one day represents one day, and when it represents one year.

History Unveils The Proper Explanation Of Prophecy Fulfillment

The early church father’s could not have comprehended that it would take this long for it all to be fulfilled.  They expected that after the fall of Rome, the antichrist would rise to power and reign for 3 1/2 years, and then Messiah would return to destroy the beast.

They had no comprehension that the antichrist beast would reign for 1,260 years, not 1,260 days.

But as time passed, Bible scholars began to see how prophecy was being fulfilled historically.

They had seen how the Popes of Rome, the Little Horn of Daniel, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, rose to power after the last Roman Emperor, who had restrained them from taking power, was removed in 476 A.D.

They had seen how the Popes of Rome changed the law and times, and persecuted and killed the saints.

They had seen how the Popes of Rome controlled all the world in the 12th century, and blasphemed by proclaiming to be God and to forgive sins.

In the 18th century, Edward Gibbon wrote the epic 6-volume “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”, a series of events recorded such as seemed to me to correspond to a great extent with the series of symbols found in the Apocalypse.

The language of Mr. Gibbon was often such as he would have used, on the supposition that he had designed to prepare a commentary on the symbols employed by John.

But this historian had no belief in the divine origin of Christianity, but he brought to the performance of his work learning and talent such as few Christian scholars have possessed.

We can use it as an impartial and fair, for it was a result which he least of all contemplated, that he would ever be regarded as an expounder of the prophecies in the Bible, or be referred to as vindicating their truth.*

Today, we have an even greater viewpoint, because we can look back on all that has happened in Rome, to see how so many prophecies have been fulfilled in exacting detail.

We can look back at the Dark Ages and Inquisition when historians record that the Roman Catholic Church killed over 50 million saints, fulfilling Revelation who said she, the Harlot Church, would be drunk with the blood of the saints.

We can see the Cardinals and Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church wearing purple and scarlet, just as Revelation 17 said the Harlot Church would.

I dare say that because we have so much evidence before us, we are more accountable.  We have the whole record of history which provides the explanation of the fulfillment of prophecy.

Historicism proves how most of the prophecies in the Bible have been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years, since the book of Revelation was written.

The Revelation Timeline Is a Layered War Manual

Messiah’s Apocalyptic Vision is a war manual, which is layered and coded with symbols, to hide the message from the enemy.

Many people say that Revelation is chronological, and they are right; but it has four chronological layers whose fulfillment spans from when it was written until Jesus returns.

When you read the chapters of Revelation it’s difficult to get the whole picture, but when the four layers are all overlapped onto the timeline, they all fit together and explain the apocalyptic vision.

Here’s how the chapters of Revelation are layered.

In Revelation 2-3, our Lord is speaking to seven church eras which have spanned from when John wrote the vision until Jesus returns, so the Seven Churches of Revelation study will show you how they have been fulfilled along the timeline.

In Revelation 12-13, our Lord gives sweeping overviews of three phases of the Rome beast (the Roman Empire > The Roman Catholic Church > The Jesuits of Rome) that His followers have had to face from when John wrote the vision until Jesus returns, so the details of those chapters will overlay the timeline.

In Revelation 17-18, our Lord helps John see how Satan has reigned through seven phases (heads) of the Roman beast; how the Roman Catholic Church is the eighth head, the Harlot of Babylon, the false Church; and how the Jesuits are using the Vatican to gather the world under their power, and then they will desolate the Harlot.

The seven Seals, the sealing of the 144,000, the seven Trumpet judgments, the Little Book, the Two Witnesses, the seven Bowl judgments, the Battle of Armageddon, the New World Order, and Jesus returning in victory, overlay the historical timeline.

Remember that John wrote the Revelation while the Roman Empire was in power, so he couldn’t just come out and point to them in the Apocalyptic visions.

To hide the message from the Romans, and from undiscerning people, he used the layers and symbols, which will be explained in the studies.

John understood Daniel’s prophecy visions, and he built on them to reveal the apocalyptic vision, so to understand Revelation, you need to understand the prophecies in Daniel.

The Beast Kingdoms Of Daniel 2 And Daniel 7

Daniel 2 and Daniel 7 told us which kingdom would be in power in the end times.

To understand Jesus’ Revelation, you need to understand the prophecies that were given to Daniel, as they interlock.

Futurists makes up all kinds of stories about end times kingdoms, but let’s simply look at what the Word of God is clearly telling us.

In his observations on the prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John, Sir Isaac Newton says: “Among the old prophecies Daniel is most distinct in order of time and easiest to be understood, and therefore in those things which relate to the last times he must be made the key to the rest.”

On the connection of Daniel and Revelation he says: “The Apocalypse of John is written in the same style and language with the prophecies of Daniel, and hath the same relation to them which they have to one another, so that all of them together make but one complete prophecy.”

The Apocalypse should thus be regarded as the New Testament sequel to the Book of Daniel. The Books of Daniel and Revelation may be considered as parts one and two of a single prophecy-a prophecy relating to the same subject, and presenting that subject in the same symbolic form. They unfold earlier and later portions of the same great story. (KA)

Here is the simple explanation of the fulfillment of Daniel 2 and 7:

Daniel defined five great kingdoms, which would be in power from Daniel’s time, to the end, when Messiah returns.

The head of gold in Daniel 2, the lion of Daniel 7, was the empire of Babylon.

The kingdom of Babylon was strong, courageous and fierce as a lion; and they used the lion as a symbol.

The chest of silver in Daniel 2, the bear of Daniel 7, was the Medo-Persian Empire.

Like a bear, their army was huge, up to 1.5 million people, and they
overwhelmed the enemy with their size.

The waist of brass in Daniel 2, the leopard of Daniel 7, was the Grecian Empire.

Alexander the Great and his Grecian army were smaller, so they were
able to move swiftly like a leopard and were agile in their battles.

The legs of iron in Daniel 2, the dreadful beast of Daniel 7, was the Roman Empire.

It was in power during Jesus’ ministry and when John wrote Revelation.
Pagan Rome collapsed internally, and then army after army attacked it,
resulting in the Roman Emperor being removed in 476 A.D.

The 10 toes of Daniel 2, the 10 horns of Daniel 7, was the divided Roman Empire.

It then split into 10 civil kingdoms, symbolized by the 10 toes and the 10 horns.

The iron/clay feet of Daniel 2, the Little Horn of Daniel 7, is the Roman Catholic Church.

The Popes of the Roman Catholic Church rose to power and caused three
of the civil kingdoms (the Heruli, Ostrogoths and Vandals) to be plucked out.

Daniel 2 tells us that in the days of those kingdoms, God would establish his own kingdom.

During the reign of the Roman Empire, Jesus setup His kingdom, which expanded quickly, even though Satan used the Roman Empire to try to wipe it out.

Daniel 2 tells us that God’s kingdom would grow into a great mountain, and this ‘uncut stone‘ would destroy the last kingdom of Rome, at the end of time.

Revelation 18 confirms that Babylon (Rome) will be destroyed with a great millstone.

The prophecies of Daniel and Revelation declare that Rome is the last beast.

It has changed forms over the years, but it is the kingdom that was in power during Jesus ministry, and it is the kingdom that will be destroyed by Jesus when He returns.

Satan reigned in the pagan Roman Empire, where he was worshiped through all of their false Gods. He used them to try to destroy the Early Church of Christ, killing millions.

Our Lord caused the Roman Empire to collapse, which made Satan lose his power.

Satan countered by empowering the Roman Catholic Church to rise up in its place.
He used them to burn Bibles and to kill over 50 million followers of Christ.

Our Lord caused the Roman Catholic Church to lose power through the Protestant Reformation, and then when the Pope was taken prisoner in 1798 A.D.

Satan countered by empowering the Jesuits to take control of the Catholic Church. They’re creating a New World Order, where he will be worshiped, and the saints attacked.

Our Lord will cause the Harlot Church to be burned and desolated, and He will destroy the scarlet beast of the Jesuits.

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

The proof that the kingdoms described in Daniel 2 and 7 are the same, is evident.

“The number is the same, four in each.

The starting point is the same, for each was given while Babylon was the ruling power.

The issue is the same, for both are immediately followed by the Kingdom of Christ.

The order is the same, for the kingdoms in the first vision, as all admit, are successive; and in the other there are no less than seven or eight clauses which denote succession in time.

There is the same gradation, for the noblest metal and the noblest animal take the lead in each series.

The first kingdom was Babylon, which was in power from 612-539 B.C.

God used Babylon to destroy the temple and city of Jerusalem, and take the House of Judah captive for 70 years, because of their abominations of worshiping other gods.
The book of Daniel was written while they were in Babylon, in captivity.

Statue of Daniel 2This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze,  its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.” Daniel 2:32-33

Daniel states that the first kingdom was Babylon, “You, O king (Nebuchadnezzar), are a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory; and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven, He has given them into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all–you are this head of gold.” Daniel 2:37-38

Daniel 7:17 “Those great beasts, which are four, are four kings which arise out of the earth.”

This tells us that a ‘beast‘ in prophecy is a great kingdom, which is the same message of Daniel 2, about four pagan kingdoms.

Daniel 7:3 “And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other.

The ‘sea‘ in prophecy means a large body of people, so each kingdom rose up out of large bodies of people as they conquered different nations.

Daniel 7:4, “The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.”

320px-Passing_lion_Babylon_AO21118The kingdom of Babylon was strong, courageous and fierce as a lion.

This lion was found along the processional way from Ishtar Gate into the city of Babylon. The Ishtar Gate was constructed around 575 BC by King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon.

They had ‘eagle’s wings‘ as they swiftly conquered several kingdoms, adding them to it’s empire, which brought their monarchy to a prodigious height in a short time, as if they had wings to fly.

It’s wings once lifted it up above other kingdoms and nations, but the Medo-Persians put a stop to their conquests.

The once-fierce beast lost its strength, and became more mild and tractable. Their lion-like courage was reduced to being faint and cowardly like other men.

Daniel 5 spoke of the vision which told the Babylonian king that his kingdom was at an end, and would be given to the Medes and Persians.

In the vision of the handwriting on the wall, Daniel told the Babylonian king, “God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it. Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians… That very night Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, was slain. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom.

The second kingdom was Medo-Persia, which was in power from 539-331 B.C.

Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar that after the kingdom of Babylon would come a lesser kingdom.

But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours.” Daniel 2:39

The silver chest represents the kingdom of Medo/Persia, who God used to set the Jews free from Babylon, to help them to go rebuild the temple, to reconcile with God, and to prepare for Messiah who would offer them a New Covenant.

Isaiah 44:28 foretold “He (Persian King Cyrus) is My shepherd, And he shall perform all My pleasure, Saying to Jerusalem, “You shall be built,” And to the temple, “Your foundation shall be laid.”

History shows that indeed Cyrus, leader of Persia, set the Jews free from Babylonian captivity, and empowered them to rebuild the city of Jerusalem and the temple.

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled. Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah.” Ezra 1:1-2

So the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they built and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the command of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.” Ezra 6:14

Daniel 6 spoke of the Medo-Persia leader, “It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole kingdom.”  verse 1

It tells the story of Daniel being thrown into the lions den, because of the “law of the Medes and Persians.” verse 8

It ends with “Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.” verse 28

Daniel 7:5, “And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!‘”

The Mede’s and Persians were a fierce, ravenous people. They destroyed many kingdoms and their hunger could not be satisfied.

The Medes first arose (raised on one side) and sent to Cyrus the Persian to come and assist him against Babylon. The Persian army was stronger too.

Babylon, Lydia, and Egypt (3 ribs) were oppressed by the Medes and Persians, as the ribs of any creature are ground in the mouth of a bear.

Like a bear, their army was huge, up to 1.5 million people, and they overwhelmed the enemy with their size.

Daniel 8:3 describes the Medo-Persian Empire, where the Persian portion was stronger (higher horn).

Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last.”

Daniel stayed in Babylon even after the Jews were released from captivity by Cyrus.

In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar. The message was true, but the appointed time was long; and he understood the message, and had understanding of the vision.” Daniel 10:1

Daniel 11:2 speaks of Cyrus, and three leaders who would arise after him, Camyses (Cyrus son), Smerdis, and Darius.

And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.

The book of Haggai begins by noting that they are under King Darius of Persia.

In the second year of King Darius...”

The third kingdom of Daniel’s visions was Greece, which was in power from 331-168 B.C.

Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar that a third kingdom shall arise.

..then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth.”
Daniel 2:39

The bronze waist represents the kingdom of Greece, as Alexander the Great defeated the kingdom of Medo-Persia.

Daniel 7:6, “After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.”

Alexander the Great and his Grecian army moved swiftly like a leopard, as they were agile in their battles.  They gained dominion over the known world of his day in only 10 years, by the time he was 32.

His army was small compared to those that they faced, which make them agile like a leopard.  And their weapons and strategies made them very effective.

Alexander died in his 30’s with no surviving heirs, so his kingdom was divided between his 4 top generals. The ‘four wings‘ represent Alexander’s four chief captains, who helped him conquer and then became heads of the empire after his death.

Daniel 8 gives the vision of the Ram and the he-goat, which represent Persia being destroyed and succeeded by the army of Greece.

The ram which you saw, having the two horns–they are the kings of Media and Persia.” verse 20

And the male goat is the kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is the first king.” verse 21

The mighty world-conquering king who overthrew the power of Persia was Alexander the Great of Macedon (the large horn), and the fourfold division of his kingdom (Cassander, Lysimachus, Selucus and Ptolemy) in the prophecy answers to the course of history.

The little horn of Daniel 8 was Antiochus Epiphanes, who arose out of the Seleucidae of Syria. He was called a little horn, because he was much less than Alexander the Great, who was called a notable horn.

And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land.” verse 9

Daniel 10 speaks of the change of power from Persia to Greece.

Then he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? And now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come.” verse 20

Daniel 11 gives the continuous historical narrative of events of the kingdoms of Medo-Persia, Greece and Antiochus Epiphanes, and then Rome.

Alexander the Great of Greece, the Mighty King, rose up and ruled with great dominion.

The Seleucids (kings of Syria, “the north”) and the Ptolemies (kings of Egypt, “the south”) had incessant wars.

Antiochus Epiphanes, the little horn, leader of the Seleucids, the vile person, surrounded Jerusalem with his armies (the abomination of desolation) and killed 10’s of thousands of Jews. They defiled the sanctuary and caused the daily sacrifice to be taken away for 2,300 days (Daniel 8:14). His persecution of the Jews began in 171 B.C. and the temple was cleansed on December 25, 165 B.C., which is 2,300 days.

The Maccabean uprisings delivered the Jews in the reign of Antiochus, and faithfully served their people as rulers and priests for 130 years.

Roman King Herod exalted himself above all gods (leaders).  To protect his kingdom, he decreed for the slaughter of the babes of Bethlehem, in an attempt to kill baby Jesus.

Caesar Augustus conquered many countries such as Egypt, and took power of their treasures.

The Jewish Maccabean Revolt was a conflict, lasting from 167 to 160 BC, between a Judean rebel group known as the Maccabees and the Seleucid Empire.

The Seleucid Empire was a Hellenistic state ruled by the Seleucid dynasty founded by Seleucus I Nicator following the division of the empire created by Alexander the Great.

The fourth kingdom is Rome, which will endure until Christ returns to destroy it.

Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar that a fourth kingdom shall arise.

And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others.” Daniel 2:40

The Iron legs represents the kingdom of Rome which was in power during Jesus ministry.

It was different from the others, as they didn’t just war against other kingdoms, but Satan empowered them to war against the saints, killing millions.

The two legs foretold that the kingdom would be divided, which occurred in 285 AD when Emperor Diocletian split it into the Eastern and Western empires, the two legs.

Military leader Constantine then defeated both leaders and became Emperor over the entire kingdom.  Then after civil war, it split again in 395 AD, this time permanently.

The dreadful beast represents the Roman Empire.

Daniel 7:7, “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.”

The Roman empire could not be compared to any beast, because it was so terrible in stamping out other people groups and shedding much blood.

Iron represents that it was stronger than the previous kingdoms.  The iron teeth point back to the iron legs of the Roman Empire of Daniel 2.

It was different that the other beast because it not only attacked people in other countries, but it warred against the followers of Christ, as Satan empowered the Roman Empire and he used it to try to wipe out the Church of Christ.

During 10 persecution periods from 64-313 A.D., 10 millions Christians were killed by the Romans.

It was different because the Roman Emperors also served as Pontifex Maximus, meaning they were not only the political leader, but they were the head priest, the spiritual leader.

They presided over the Pagan religious system that worshiped the gods of Egypt and Babylon, primarily the sun god and  moon goddess.

After the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., it split into ten civil kingdoms, which are the ten horns.

The Vandals, Suevi, Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Heruli, Franks, Allemani, Huns, Lombards, and Burgundians.

Out of the dreadful Roman beast arose the Little Horn of Daniel, the Popes of Rome.

The Roman Catholic Church is the Little Horn of Daniel.

I was considering the horns (kingdoms), and there was another horn (kingdom), a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots.” Daniel 7:8

The ten horns are ten kings Who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings.” Daniel 7:24

Out of the ten kingdoms, the Popes of Rome seized power.

Vatican City is the world’s smallest country, so a Little Horn = the little country of the Vatican.

Three of the kingdoms were destroyed by the Roman Catholic Church, because they wouldn’t bow down to their authority.

They subdued and destroyed three of the ten kingdoms, the Heruli, the Ostrogoths and the Vandals.

Pope Pius IX (1846-1878) gave this remarkable testimony, which when examined in conjunction with Daniel chapter 7, precisely identifies the little horn, the man of sin, the Antichrist power:

“The Catholic Church which was founded and instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ to procure the eternal salvation of men, has, by reason of this divine institution, the form of a perfect society. Therefore, she must possess liberty such that she cannot be subject to any civil power in the execution of her sacred ministry.

To act with freedom, as it is just she should, she has always needed the assistance which was suitable to the conditions and the necessities of the age. It is, therefore, by a particular decree of Divine Providence that, at the fall of the Roman Empire and its partition into separate kingdoms, the Roman Pontiff, whom Christ made the head and center of his entire Church, acquired civil power.

Certainly, it was by a most wise design of God Himself that in the midst of so great a multitude and variety of temporal princes, the Sovereign Pontiff enjoyed political liberty, which is so necessary for him to exercise his spiritual power, his authority, and his jurisdiction over the whole world. Source: Papal Teachings: The Church, selected and arranged by the Benedictine Monks of Solesmes, translated by Mother E. O’Gorman, R.S.C.J., Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, St. Paul Editions, Boston, © 1980, 1962 by Daughters of St. Paul, Library of Congress catalog card number 62-12454, par. #225,

The church has a single man (the Pope) acting and speaking for the whole body, fulfilling Daniel 7:8.

And there, in this horn (kingdom), were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.”

171px-PopepiusixPope Pius V blasphemed,  “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.” Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Cities Petrus Bertanous Chapter XXVII: 218.

Pope Innocent III said “We may according to the fullness of our power, dispose of the law and dispense above the law. Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God.” Decretals of Gregory IX, Bk. 1, Ch. 3

Pope Pius IX said “I alone… am the successor of the apostles, the vicar of Jesus Christ. I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (Source: History of the Christian Church, by Henry Charles Sheldon, p. 59.)

Pope Boniface VIII said “We declare, say, define, and pronounce, that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff.” (Source: Bull “Unam Sanctum,” as cited in “Apostolic Digest, Book V: The Book of Obedience”)

Pope John Paul II said “Don’t go to God for forgiveness of sins: come to me.” (Source: Los Angeles Times, December 12, 1984.)

Current Pope Francis I said “You cannot find Jesus outside the Church.” (Source: EWTN Global Catholic News, pronounced on April 23 in the Apostolic Palace’s Pauline Chapel.)

Daniel 7:25 describes the actions of the beast, which have been fulfilled by the Popes of Rome.

Daniel 7:25 “He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.

The Catholic Church persecuted the saints, killing over 50 million.

Historians estimate that during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition, the Roman Catholic Church killed over 50 million people whom they deemed as heretics, most of which were Christians who dared to own a Bible (which the Church forbid) or proclaimed the Gospel of Christ..

The Catholic Church changed the calendar and law.

“He shall intend to change times (calendar) and law.”

The Popes of Rome were rising in power in the 4th -5th century, and through Emperor Constantine and others, they decreed the following changes, which oppose the Word of God.

They changed the calendar to be based on the Sun, not the moon as God ordained in the Bible.

They banned Christians from observing the Saturday Sabbath, and changed it to Sunday, the day of the conquering Sun.

They banned observing God’s H0ly Feast Days, and substituted Christmas and Easter, which are based on pagan ritual days.

In the Catechism, they removed God’s 2nd Commandment, which forbids idol worship, as they have many idols such as Mary. They then divided the 10th Commandment into two parts, so there is 10 total.

Satan was creating a new Christian sect, the Roman Catholic Church, which would pervert all of the commands of God

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

Many times in prophecy, such as in the 70th week of Daniel, a prophetic ‘day‘ is pointing to an actual ‘year.’

The ‘time and times and half a time’ of Daniel 7 is the same 1,260 year time period as the ‘one thousand two hundred and sixty days‘ of Revelation 11 and 12, the ‘time and times and half a time‘ of Revelation 12, and the ‘forty-two months‘ of Revelation 13.

The Little Horn of Daniel 7, the Popes of Rome, reigned for 1,260 years.

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.

The fifth kingdom of Daniel’s visions was that of God, which will destroy the Rome kingdom when Christ returns.

Daniel 2:44-45, “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold.”

Our Messiah setup His kingdom in the first century, when Rome was in power.

During the time of Rome’s rule, Jesus set up His kingdom which grew into millions of followers in a short period of time, because the Apostles and Early Church were scattered due to persecution, so the Gospel was spread around the Roman Empire.

Each of the Apostles traveled to other countries, sharing the Gospel.  Paul’s missions expanded the kingdom and established many Churches.

Christ’s kingdom, His Church, has continued to grow in size since its feeble beginnings.

During the Protestant Reformation, the resurgent Church cast down the strongholds of the enemy, and millions were saved out of the Roman Catholic Church.

Daniel 7 describes Christ coming in power to setup His kingdom.

I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him. Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7:13-14

Daniel 2:34 tells us how the kingdoms will be destroyed by a stone.

..a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.” Daniel 2:34

This is clearly telling us that the Roman kingdom would be in power until the Lord returns.  So it’s not Islam, it’s not the Jews, it’s Rome.  Those things are controlled by Rome.

A mountain in prophecy is a large people group, so a stone is a smaller group of people.

The stone is the Church of Christ, which was established by our Lord at His first coming, which occurred while the Roman Empire was in power.

Christians have been conditioned to believe that the antichrist will reign during the end times, and that it won’t be until the Lord returns that the antichrist beast is destroyed.

GENEVA And this kingdom, which is not only referred to the person of Christ, but also to the whole body of his Church, and to every member of it, will be eternal: for the Spirit that is in them is eternal life

But Daniel is telling us that our Lord will use a stone, His followers, to destroy the Babylonian Roman Catholic Church..

You need to let that sink in, because you have a role to play in the Lord’s army.

The enemy does not want you to realize these truths, for when you do his schemes will be exposed and he will be defeated.

In another study you will see that in 1514 A.D., the Church of Christ was pronounced dead by the antichrist Roman Catholic church, as they had relentlessly killed them.

But in 1517 A.D. the Protestant Reformation was ignited when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses, and the Church rose up to power and took back control of the nations.

Our Lord could defeat the enemy with the snap of His fingers, but there’s no glory in that for Him.

He is truly honored and glorified when His obedient followers overcome the enemy.

Do you want to be a part of the Lord’s army which is empowered to win the victory for our Lord?

Then you need to understand the fulfillment of Daniel and Revelation, so that you are not deceived by the enemy.

Here is the explanation of the other chapters of Daniel, which have already been fulfilled, so they are not future.

Daniel 9 describes 70 consecutive week (490 years) in which the Jews were released from Babylon, to prepare for their promised Messiah.

During the first 7 weeks (49 years) they rebuilt the temple and city.

During the next 62 weeks (434 years) there was relative silence from God from prophets, as they prepared for the coming Messiah, who would appear after the 69 weeks.

During the 70th week of Daniel, the Messiah and His disciples offered the New Covenant to the Jews first.  Then after the 70th week, the New Covenant was offered to the Gentiles too.

It is not about an end-times Israeli peace agreement, nor a 7-year tribulation period featuring a one-man Antichrist.

Daniel 12 describes the desolation of the Jewish people, at the hands of the Romans from 66-70 A.D., as was prophesied in Daniel 9.

Some Jews accepted Jesus as their Messiah, and they were saved.  But the great majority rejected Him and delivered Him up to be crucified. As a result, the city and temple were destroyed, and 1.1 million Jews died from famine, pestilence, infighting, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.

Daniel 12 is not about end times, 3 1/2 years of Great Tribulation, or a future time of Jacob’s Trouble.

Daniel never asked about the end times, he only inquired about what would happen to his people, the Jews, after they were released from captivity in Babylon.

All of the visions were about the great kingdoms of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome, as they related to the Jewish people.

The fulfillment of the visions in Daniel ended in 70 A.D., when the Roman army desolated the Jews, the city and the temple, as was prophesied in Daniel 9.

The only things in Daniel that have not been historically fulfilled is that the Roman beast would be in power until the end, and that God’s kingdom would destroy it.

So don’t let false prophecy teachers mislead you and apply Scriptures of Daniel to the end times, because the Word of God does not support that.

Here are some quotes from our Christian forefathers about the fulfillment of the Roman beast:

John (1509-1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation.

Daniel and Paul had predicted that Antichrist would sit in the temple of God…we affirm him to be the Pope…Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist. But those who are of this opinion do not consider that they bring the same charge of presumption against Paul himself, after whom we speak.” L. Froom, Prophetic Faith of our Fathers Volume 2 (Washington D.C: Review and Herald, 1948): 437.

John Jewel (1522-1571) was bishop of Salisbury and one of the great intellectuals of the English Reformation.

This whole matter is also expressed in the seventh of Daniel: ‘The fourth beast was fearful and terrible and very strong: it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue under his feet; and it was unlike to the beasts that were before it; for it had ten horns.’ ‘And, behold, there came up among them another little horn. . . . which had eyes like a man and a mouth speaking presumptuous things.’ “This beast is the empire of Rome, the greatest empire that ever was. It was divided into ten, or into sundry kingdoms; as I shewed you, and as we see this day. The little horn is antichrist. The empire shall be divided and weakened: then antichrist shall come. ‘He shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall consume the saints of the Most High, and think that he may change times and laws; and they shall be given into his hand.’ Wherein he sheweth not only the pride and presumption of antichrist, but that he shall also prevail for a time. Such a one there hath been, and yet is. He blasphemeth God, murdereth the saints, hath changed times and laws, the laws of God and the laws of nature. He is antichrist.”  Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 410.

Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575) was the chief pastor of the Zurich Cathedral in 1531. Notice his clear and forthright comment on the identity of the Antichrist:

By the little horn many understand the kingdom of Mohammed, of the Saraceans and of the Turks. But when the apostolic prophecy in Second Thessalonians 2 is more carefully examined, it seems that this prophecy of Daniel and that prophecy of the apostle belong more rightly to the kingdom of the Roman pope, which kingdom has arisen from small beginnings and has increased to an immense size.”  Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 344.

Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and also a faithful expositor of Bible prophecy.

But it [the little horn] was a kingdom of a different kind from the other ten kingdoms. . . . By its eyes it was a Seer; and by its mouth speaking great things and changing times and laws, it was a Prophet as well as a King. And such a Seer , a Prophet and a King, is the Church of Rome. A Seer. . . . is a Bishop in the literal sense of the word; and this church claims the universal Bishopric. With his mouth he gives laws to kings and nations as an Oracle; and pretends to Infallibility, and that his dictates are binding to the whole world; which is to be a Prophet in the highest degree.”  Sir Isaac Newton, Observations Upon the Prophecies (London: 1831 edition), p. 75.

The Different Phases Of The Satan Empowered Roman Beast

This focuses on the horns and crowns on the Roman beast, which tell the narrative of it’s different phases.

Revelation is the historical narrative of the battle between the Satan-empowered Roman beast against Messiah and His Church.

It’s the story of the great city of Rome vs. Holy Jerusalem.

This is a summary study, to help you see the big picture.  Links are provided to detailed explanations of the different prophecies.

To understand the beast of Revelation, one must understand the beasts of Daniel:

He who would enter the temple of truth must be content to do so by the divinely given door.  The Old Testament is certainly the entrance to the New, and in a special manner the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament is the porch or passage leading to the Apocalypse. (KA)

Daniel 2 gives us the vision of the last empire, Rome, enduring in power until Messiah returns to destroy it.

Daniel 2 gives us the vision of the statue, with the gold head representing the Babylonian empire; the silver chest representing the Medo-Persian empire, the bronze waste representing the Grecian empire; and the iron legs representing the pagan Roman empire.

The iron/clay feet represent the Roman Empire mixing with the Muslims.

The Roman Catholic Church helped write the Qur’an and they propped up the illiterate Mohamed as it’s prophet.

They did this to use Muslims to kills Jews and the saints, to conquer territory, to capture Jerusalem, and to prevent Arabs from believing in the Biblical Messiah.

The 10 toes represent the ten civil kingdoms that were formed after the Roman Empire fell, and the last Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 A.D.

Daniel 7 gives us the vision of the four beasts, which represent the same four empires as Daniel 2.

The 4th beast, described as a dreadful, terrible and exceedingly strong beast, was the powerful Roman Empire which trampled everything in its path.

“After this I looked in the night visions and saw a fourth beast, fearsome and burly, exceedingly strong. And it had great iron teeth. It devoured and crushed, and trampled down the rest with its feet. And it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. Daniel 7:7

The beast has ten horns which matches the ten toes of Daniel 2, and it says that a little horn, a small power, who would rise up to power.

The ten horns are ten kings Who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings.” Daniel 7:24

The Little Horn of Daniel 7 represents the Popes of Rome rising to power after the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.

History shows that they indeed caused three of the kingdoms to cease: the Heruli, the Ostrogoths and the Vandals.

To summarize, Daniel foretold that the Roman Empire would fall and split into 10 civil kingdoms, and that a little horn, a small power, would take authority over the 10 kingdoms.

He is telling us that the beast would change forms from the Roman Empire ruling the world, to the Popes of Rome taking their place.

In Revelation, John picks up the narrative about the Roman beast, and he uses the horns and crowns to tell us how it changes forms.

The Babylonian, Medo-Persian and Grecian Empires had fallen, and the Roman beast was in power during John’s life.

Revelation 12 describes the same beast as Daniel’s fourth beast, the Satan-empower Roman Empire.

And another sign was seen in the heaven: and see, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads. Revelation 12:3

Keep in mind that John cannot name the Roman Empire, as that would have invited more persecution; so he used symbols so that the taught ones would know the coded message.

The great, fiery red dragon is the dreadful, terrible and exceedingly strong beast that Daniel described.

The seven heads are the seven hills that clearly describe the city of Rome, which was the great city of John’s day.

The 10 horns represent the 10 civil kingdoms which formed after the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

The seven crowns represents seven forms of government which occurred during the Roman Empire.

Revelation 12 describes Satan reigning in the Roman Empire, using them to try to kill the Messiah as a child, using them to crucify Messiah, and using them to try to wipe out the Early Church, killing 10 million saints.

It describes Satan being cast down from his power in the Roman Empire, as it collapsed internally from the seal judgments of Revelation, which brought civil war, famine, pestilence and political upheaval.

Then the Roman Empire was desolated by the trumpet judgments, when army after army were sent to attack it.  The fourth trumpet of Revelation led to the last Western Roman Emperor being removed from power in 476 A.D.

The seal and trumpet judgments effectively cast Satan down from his power of the mighty Roman Empire.

Satan responded by causing the Popes of Rome to rise to power, as he sought to destroy Messiah’s Church from the inside.

The Revelation 13 sea beast describes to rise of the Popes of Rome to power.

In chapter 13 John describes the transition from the Roman Emperors of the Roman Empire, to the Roman Popes of the Roman Catholic Church.

And I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads names of blasphemy. Revelation 13:1

Water in prophecy represents people, so John is telling us that the Popes of Rome would rise to power out of a large people group. They rose up out of the 10 civil kingdoms.

The seven heads and ten horns identifies this as the same beast of Daniel 7, with 10 horns.

The Roman Empire, and the rule of the Roman Emperors, was ended when the last Western Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 A.D.  This is the deadly wound to the Roman Empire, as it effectively ended that phase of the Roman beast.

And I saw one of his heads, as having been slain to death, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the earth marvelled after the beast. Revelation 13:3

The Popes were given civil and ecclesiastic power as a church/state in 538 A.D., and they took the Emperor’s title of Pontifex Maximus, and the ‘deadly head wound‘ was healed.

And it was given to Popes of Rome to reign for 42 months, which represents 1,260 years from 538-1798 A.D.

The Revelation 13 earth beast describes to rise of the Jesuits of Rome to power.

And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. Revelation 13:11

Rising up out of the earth indicates that it would not rise up out of a large people group, like the Popes of Rome did.

Rather, the Jesuits of Rome, were created by one man, Ignatius Loyola. They were empowered in the 16th century to counter the Reformation.

The Jesuits were kicked out of many countries, including Catholic ones, because of their evil, subversive ways.  The King of France persuaded the Pope of Rome to remove the Jesuits power.

The Jesuits covertly plotted their revenge, which played out in that Pope being poisoned to death; in France becoming an atheistic nation; the French Revolution where the King of France and many Catholic priests were killed, then Napoleonic Wars which shed the blood of people in countries which had kicked the Jesuits out; and finally in the removal of the Pope from power in 1798 A.D.

The Black Pope, the Jesuit General, has controlled the Vatican since then.  The two horns represent the Black Pope and White Pope, who work together to control the world.

The Jesuits pretend to be priests of the Catholic Church (lamb-like), but they are a military organization that is empowered by Satan (dragon).

The Jesuit General controls the White Pope (sea beast) and is using the authority of the Popes of the Vatican to draw the world under their power.

And 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, whose deadly wound was healed. Revelation 13:12

Jesuit priests have spread around the world teaching a false salvation message, so that now 1.2 billion Catholics revere (worship) the Pope (mark on their forehead), and obey his commands (mark on their right hand).

Revelation 17 describes the Pope rising to power after the seven forms of government of the Roman Empire.

Revelation 17 is the key passage that identifies the Roman Catholic Church rising to power out of the Roman Empire.

John was shown the Harlot Roman Catholic Church, who would persecute the saints.

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. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Revelation 17:3

John was told that the seven heads are seven mountains, the seven hills of Rome; which clearly identifies the harlot church (woman).

The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. Revelation 17:9

John was told that there would be seven forms of government of the Roman Empire.

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. Rev 17:10

Five forms of government had passed beforehand, the sixth form was the Roman Emperors which existed when John wrote Revelation, and the seventh form existed for a short time from 476 A.D. until the Popes were empowered in 538 A.D.

John was told that a leader would take control of the Roman Empire, who would design himself as the leader of the Babylon Mysteries religion (the beast that was and is not).

And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Rev 17:11

John was told that the 10 civil kingdoms that were formed after the fall of the Roman Empire, and the last Western Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.; would give their power to the 8th king, the Popes of Rome.

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 Western Roman Emperor used to rule over the areas of the 10 civil kingdoms.

Now the Pope of Rome rules over those kingdoms, and thus, the deadly head wound was healed.

John was told that the Harlot Church would rule over many people groups:

And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. Revelation 17:15

John was told that the woman, the Harlot Church, the Roman Catholic Church of Rome is called ‘that great city’.

And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. Revelation 17:18

Quotes About The Roman Beast:

From History Unveiling Prophecy by Henry Grattan Guinness:

The dragon is the ten-horned wild beast power of the Apocolypse whose identity with the fourth or ten-horned wild beast of the prophecies of Daniel was recognized by the Church of the second, third and forth centuries.

Of the fourth beast “dreadful and terrible” Hippolytus said “who are these but the Romans. . . the kingdom which is not established?”

This ruling power, under a seven-fold succession of heads, is represented as Satanically inspired. In the later vision, the sixth head is identified with the form of Roman rule which existed in St. John’s own time, that of the Pagan Roman Caesars.

The dragon is described as “great.” The power of heathen Rome was then the greatest power in the world  It had conquered and crushed the nations.

As “red” red with much bloodshed of war and persecution.

Revelation 12 – The Pagan Roman Empire Beast

The first layer of the Revelation Timeline is the description of the three forms of the Roman beast, found in Revelation 12 and 13, that the Church of Christ has had to face through it’s history.

The Roman Empire > The Roman Catholic Church > The Jesuits of Rome

In it’s simplest form, the Apocalyptic vision describes the battle between the Satan-empowered Roman beast against Messiah and His Church.

As Messiah caused one form of the Roman beast to lose power, Satan caused the next form to rise up.

Revelation 12 describes the iron legs of the statue in Daniel 2, the dreadful beast of Daniel 7, the Roman Empire, which was dreadful and exceedingly strong.

So let’s go through our Messiah’s description of how His followers endured the Satan-empowered Roman Empire Beast, that is described in Revelation 12.

The context is the period of time from 95 A.D. – 476 A.D, from the time John wrote the Revelation until the last Roman Emperor.

Revelation 12:1 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.

Some say that this is the Jews, or Mary who gave birth to Messiah, but that explanation does not fit the context, as they did not flee to the wilderness for 1,260 years.

A woman in prophecy represents a group of set-apart ones, and this woman represents the Early Church of Christ.

Revelation 21:9 tell us that the pure woman, the Church of Christ, is the bride of Christ, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”

The disobedient tribe of Judah was called a ‘harlot‘ because she disobeyed Elohim and worshiped pagan gods.

In Revelation 17, the woman who is drunk with the blood of the saints is the false Church, the Harlot Church, the Roman Catholic Church.

The Early Church is clothed with the Sun above all; with the righteousness of Christ;

As the moon receives its light from the sun to provide light in darkness, so the Church receives her light from the Son, which guides her path.

The twelve stars represent the 12 Apostles, who are the foundation of the church. “And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” Revelation 21:14

Revelation 12:2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.

In harmony with many others, John Foxe, of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, interpreted “the Woman travailing” as “God’s true Church” (p. 464).

As first standing before the “woman,” who represented as the Fathers clearly saw the Christian Church, to devour her child as soon as it was born, and then warring against her, and her seed. (History Unveiling Prophecy, Henry Grattan Guinness)

The Early Church was birthed out of much pain, as all of the disciples but John died from a violent death.  Stephen was stoned to death.  Paul was stoned, beaten, whipped, etc.

The Roman Empire began killing Christians in the Coliseums, and it endured 10 persecution periods at the hands of the Romans, during which 10 million saints were killed.

Messiah set up His kingdom in the midst of the powerful Roman Empire, and it was painful and laborious.

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

Satan failed in his attempt to stop the promised Messiah, so he turned his wrath on the Early Church, to try to wipe it out.

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.

As you learned in the Revelation 2-3 Seven Church Eras study, they endured ten periods of persecution from the Roman Empire. The most intense was the last one, where Satan knew that the Roman Empire was collapsing, so he caused Emperor Diocletian to try to wipe out Christianity from 303-313 A.D.

Revelation 12:3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.

The figure of the dragon represents the Satan-empower pagan Roman Empire, whose armies used the symbol of the dragon on their ensigns.

As Daniel foretold, the Roman Empire was great and dreadful, as they conquered and crushed the nations; the red of course representing the bloodshed of war and persecution.

The seven heads represents the seven hills of Rome, to help John identify the enemy.

The 10 horns represent the 10 civil kingdoms which were created after the Roman Empire collapsed. This matches the description of the Roman beast in Daniel 7.

The 7 crowns matches up with the description in Revelation 17, which represented the seven forms of Roman government which occurred during their reign.

Revelation 12:4 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.

This isn’t talking about Satan being cast out of heaven with the fallen angels, as that had already taken place in Genesis.

Satan had empowered the Roman Empire, which accounted for 1/3rd of the known populated Earth. Stars in heaven represents their leadership structure over their vast domain.

Satan understands Bible prophecy and he knew that according to the 70th week of Daniel prophecy in Daniel 9, that Messiah would appear in 27 A.D.  He knew that Messiah could not start His ministry until age 30, so He would be born around 3 B.C.  So he took control of the Roman Empire, to control the area of Messiah’s prophesied birth, to try to eliminate Him.

Satan used the Roman Empire to try to stop the Messiah and when that failed, he used it to try to wipe out the Early Church.

Revelation 12:5 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.

The male Child is not Christ in the flesh, but rather His priesthood of followers, His Church.

The rod of iron is the Word of God, and this is telling us that the Early Church birthed the New Testament, which the Church has used to rule the nations.

Her child, the Early Church, was persecuted for their faith, and these martyrs were the first fruits of the Kingdom.

The Church era of Smyrna endured much persecution from the Roman Empire.

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.” Revelation 6:9

This matches Revelation 12:11:

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

Revelation 12:6 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.

The 1,260 Years Of Great Tribulation study shows how this represents 1,260 years of persecution of the Church of Christ by the Roman Catholic Church, which reigned from 538-1798 A.D.

Revelation 12:7-8 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.

This battle wasn’t fought in heavenly realm of the Father.

It was fought in the realm of what Earthy kingdoms Satan is allowed to have power over.

Satan had been in his glory in the powerful, vast Roman Empire, as they worshiped many pagan gods, which ultimately honored him.

As the Lord caused the Roman Empire to collapse during the seal judgments, Satan lost his power over the Roman Empire.

Revelation 12:9 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.

The whole world in prophecy is the Roman Empire, whom Satan had deceived into worshiping pagan gods.  Now he was being kicked out of the Roman Empire, as it collapsed.

Messiah’s proclamation in Luke 10:17-18 tell us that Satan symbolically lost power in the heavenly realm when demons were cast out by the disciples.

Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

Angels in prophecy can mean earthly leaders, which in this case would have been the leaders of the vast Roman Empire, who also lost power.

To commemorate this time, Emperor Constantine caused medals to be struck representing that event under the semblance of a dragon precipitated into the abyss.

In the Epistle to Eusebius and other bishops concerning the re-edifying and repairing of churches, Roman Emperor Constantine said that “liberty now restored, and ‘that dragon’ being removed from the administration of public affairs by the providence of the Great God, and by my ministry, I esteem the great power of God to have been made manifest, even to all.” (Eusebius, “Life of Constantine,” 6, II, Ch. 46; Socrates, Hist. Eccles., I, Ch. 9; Theodoret, 6, I, Ch. 16)

The Emperor Constantine, says Eusebius, “caused to be painted on a lofty tablet, and set up in front of the portico of his palace, so as to be visible to all, a representation of the salutary sign placed above his head; and below it that hateful and savage adversary of mankind, who by means of tyranny of the ungodly, had wasted the Church of God, falling headlong, under the form of a dragon, to the abyss of destruction. For the sacred oracles in the books of God’s prophets have described him as a dragon and a crooked serpent, and for this reason the Emperor there publicly displayed a painted resemblance of the dragon beneath his own and his children’s feet, stricken through with a dart, and cast headlong into the depths of the sea.” (Eusebius, “Life of Constantine,” Book III, Ch. III)

Revelation 12:10 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.”

Messiah had setup His kingdom during the powerful reign of the Satan-empowered Roman Empire.

Satan tried to wipe out the Early Church, causing the Roman Empire to kill 10 million saints, but the Kingdom of Christ grew stronger.

Now the powerful kingdom of Satan, the pagan Roman Empire, had been cast down during the seal judgments, which caused it to collapse internally; and the trumpet judgments, which caused army after army to attack it, so that the last Western Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.

After a fierce battle with many saint’s blood shed, Messiah’s kingdom was prevailing over Satan’s Roman Empire, and the heavens erupt in praise!

For the millions of martyrs who had been accused by the Satanic Roman Empire and killed by them, this was cause for celebration, as the power of Christ caused Satan to lose his power over the dreadful and terrible Roman beast.

The victory is celebrated by a song of praise in which the great event is regarded as a signal triumph of the Kingdom of God.  “Now is come salvation and strength, and the Kingdom of God, and the power of His Christ.”

The victors are declared to have “overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony”; not by sword and spear, as in mere carnal conflict, but by moral, spiritual and Christian weapons.

Revelation 12:11 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.

The victors are declared to have “overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony“.

They did not use swords, as in a physical conflict. Instead they put on the armor of God described in Ephesians 6:11-18

The martyrs who were killed by the Roman Empire did not deny their Lord to preserve their lives, rather they honored their Lord with the words of their testimony before the Romans.

Revelation 12:12-13 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! 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. Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.”

When Satan was cast out of the Roman Empire, he was full of wrath, so he caused other people groups to persecute the Church of Christ.

Revelation 12:14 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.

The time and times and half a time represents the upcoming 1,260 year period from 538-1798 A.D., when the sea beast of Revelation 13 reigned.

The Lord caused a people group called the Vaudois to take the Word of God to the Piedmont Valley of the Alps, at the northwest corner of Italy, east of France.

There they were fed by the Word of God, which the Lord had them preserve. The ‘wilderness’ which protected them was the remote area of the Alps, which served to protect them during the upcoming 1,260 years of Great Tribulation from the Sea Beast of Revelation, the Roman Catholic Church.

Revelation 12:15 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.

Water in prophecy represents people, so this represents Satan sending many people to kill Christians.

He did that through the next phase of the Roman beast, the Roman Catholic Church, which sent many armies to persecute the saints.

Revelation 12:16 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.

The Church of Christ fled away from the persecutions in Rome and was protected in remote areas, where they preached the Gospel, causing the Kingdom to advance.

Revelation 12:17 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.

Satan would cause the Roman Catholic Church to relentlessly seek to eliminate the Word of God and the people who had it.

Church Father Quotes:

Eusebius, the bishop of Caesarea, was a Roman historian, exegete, and Christian polemicist of Greek descent, in the 4th century.

He applied the symbolic prefigurations of the Apoc to the changed events of the period; the casting down of the seven-headed dragon from its high and ruling position represented in the twelfth chapter seemed to him to agree in a marvelous manner with the dejection of Paganism, and of the Pagan Emperors, which had just taken place, from the supremacy which they had for ages exercised in the Roman World.*

The 1,260 Year Reign Of The Popes Of The Roman Catholic Church

Most early Church Father’s knew that the Roman Empire was the restrainer of 2 Thessalonians 2, which held the antichrist beast back.  Once the Roman Emperor was removed, they surmised that the Son of Perdition, the antichrist, would rise to power and reign for 1,260 days, or 3 1/2 years.

To have interpreted the 1,260 days as symbolically representing 1,260 years of suffering and subjected condition of witnesses to gospel truth, was of course impossible at that early period of the Church’s history. The latter view only dawned upon the minds of Apocalpytic interpreters during the actual fulfillment of the prophecy in the middle ages. (History Unveiling Prophecy, Henry Grattan Guinness)

No correct anticipation of the fulfillment of the predictions relating to Antichrist, viewed as a whole, was possible in the opening centuries of the Church’s history.

It was universally believed that the end of the world and the kingdom of heaven were at hand.

It foreshortened the prospect of the Apocalypse to a narrow margin. It knew nothing of the long centuries which were destined to elapse before the dispensation had run its course.

It knew nothing of the great Apostasy which was to darken the earth by its long and terrible eclipse; and nothing of the glorious Reformation which was to follow.*

After the last Western Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., the Popes of Rome took power shortly in 538 A.D, when they were given authority by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian.

And they reigned for 1,260 years until 1798 A.D. when the Jesuits caused Napoleon’s army to take the Pope captive.

Seven forms (7 heads of Rev. 17) of the Roman Empire existed before the 8th head, the Popes of the Roman Catholic Church, took power.

There are many descriptions of the time frame in which the antichrist beast would reign, all of which point to the 1,260 year period that the Popes of Rome reigned from 538-1798 A.D.

A brief description is provided here, and more detailed explanations are found in the studies.  Notice how they all describe the Popes of Rome who historians note killed over 50 million saints during their reign.

The Little Horn of Daniel 7 who persecuted the saints for “a time and times and the dividing of time.”

After the Roman Empire collapsed, it split into ten civil kingdoms (10 heads). Satan caused the Popes of Rome (the Little Horn) to rise to power, who caused three of the kingdoms to be plucked out.

The period during which the holy city is trodden under foot by the Gentiles for “forty and two months” in Revelation 11.

Revelation 11 describes Martin Luther measuring what the Popes of Rome taught against what the Word of God (the rod of iron) says. He found that the Roman Catholic Church is an apostate Church, a gentile church, who persecuted the holy city (the true church, the bride of Christ) for 1,260 years.

The period during which the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11 prophesy for “thousand two hundred and threescore days.”

The Two Witnesses are the Word of God and the Church of Christ, both of which witnessed that salvation is by faith in the atoning work of Messiah alone, not by the Roman Catholic sacraments; and they both testified that the Popes of Rome are the Little Horn of Daniel, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2 and the antichrist beast of Revelation 13.

The Church of Christ escaping to the wilderness for “a time, and times, and half a time” in Revelation 12.

After Messiah caused the Roman Empire to collapse, Satan empowered the Roman Catholic Church, who sent a flood of people, such as the soldiers of France and Spain, to persecute and kill the saints.

The reign of the sea beast for “forty and two months” in Revelation 13.

The Popes of Rome spoke blasphemous things such as proclaiming to be God and to forgive sins, and they persecuted the saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.

So history unveils that these prophecies all point to the same 1,260 year time period of Great Tribulation, from 538-1798 A.D., during which the Popes of Rome were the reigning power in the world.

So it is not referring to 3 1/2 years of Great Tribulation during the end times.

The Antichrist Sea Beast Of Revelation 13 Is The Popes Of The Roman Catholic Church

The sea beast of Revelation 13 is the Popes of the Roman Catholic Church, who rose to power after Elohim caused the Roman Empire to collapse. It reigned for 1,260 years (1,260 prophetic days) from 538-1798 A.D.

They worked relentlessly to eliminate the Two Witnesses, the Word of God and the Church of Christ, both of which testified that salvation is by faith in Christ’s atoning sacrifice, not by works through the Papal Church; and that the Papal Church is the beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, and the Pope, the Son of Perdition.

Its reign ended when the Pope was imprisoned by the Jesuits in 1798 A.D.

Revelation 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.”

John is showing us that it is the same beast as in Daniel 7, which had ten horns.

And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Daniel 7:24-25

The visions of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7 reveals that a beast represents the reigning kingdom power.

Water in Bible prophecy represents people:

And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. Revelation 17:15

The Popes of Rome rose to power among the 10 civil kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire.

The blasphemous name may be “Vicar of Christ” or “Holy Father.”

Messiah caused the Roman Empire to collapse internally from the seal judgments, and to be attacked by army after army from the trumpet judgments.

So Satan caused the Bishops of Rome and Emperor Constantine to create a counterfeit church, to seek to destroy the Church of Christ from within.  Like the Roman Empire, they would persecute the saints, but they also misled people with a false salvation message.

The Roman Catholic Church home is St. Peter’s Basilica.  Basilica means: a place of a king, the abode of the Basalisk, the abode of the serpent.

In European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk, from the Greek βασιλίσκος basilískos, “little king;” Latin regulus) is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have the power to cause death with a single glance.

It is telling us that the Little King, the Little Horn of Daniel 7, would rule there, which the Popes have fulfilled.

The Vatican features several serpents and dragons in the artwork.

Revelation 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.”

John is telling us that the beast would have the characteristics of Greece (leopard), which put education and logic above revelation; Medo-Persia (bear), which put the rule of law above mercy (Dan 6:12); and would speak like Babylon (lion), which was steeped in astrology, and the spirits of the occult. The Roman Catholic Church displays all of these attributes.

The name ‘Vatican’ means ‘divining serpent’ from Latin Vatis=diviner, and can=serpent. It’s not pointing to just one person, it’s pointing to a position.  The President of the United States, the King of England, have all been fulfilled by many people.  The office of the Papacy is the same way.

Revelation 13:3 “And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.”

When the Roman Empire collapsed, their head, the Roman Emperors, were removed from power, which was the deadly head wound.  It recovered in the form of the Roman Catholic Church, when Popes took authority as the Pontifex Maximus, and claimed civil and ecclesiastical authority over the whole world.

Revelation 13:5, “And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.

Popes have claimed to be God, to be Jesus Christ in the flesh, to forgive sins, to provide salvation, and other blasphemies.

Satan used the Roman Catholic Church to deceive in the name of Christ.  The 42 months here is the same 1,260 years as Daniel 7:25 spoke about with “a time and times and half a time” which occurred from 538 – 1798 A.D.

The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990, Vol.26, p.938) says “The ultimate humiliation of the Church came when Pius VI was driven out of Rome by the French armies in 1798 and in the following year was taken captive by them and dragged back to France, where he died.”

Revelation 13:7 “It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.”

Satan used the Roman Catholic Church to make war with the saints during the Dark Ages and the Inquisitions. They persecuted the saints so extensively, that they pronounced the opposers who testified against them as dead.

We define that the Holy Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff (Pope) hold the primacy over the whole world.” (Source: Laetentur Coeli, Council of Florence, 1439)
And at that time, they did have control of the whole civilized world.

Daniel, Paul and John all described the same thing, the antichrist Popes of Rome rising to power after the Roman Empire collapsed.

Notice the commonality of the prophecies, that the Popes would rise to power, that they would speak against God, and that they would reign for 1,260 years.

After the internal collapse from civil war, famine and pestilence; and after the Roman Empire was attacked by many armies; the last Western Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.

The Little Horn of Daniel describes the Popes, who rose to power after the collapse of the Roman Empire.

Daniel 7:8 “I considered the (10) horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

The 10 horns of the 4th beast of Daniel 7 foretold that the Roman Empire would split into 10 civil kingdoms, and that a Little Horn, the Popes of Rome, would rise up among them, and pluck out three of the kingdoms that did not bow down to his authority. They subdued and destroyed three of the ten kingdoms, the Heruli, the Ostrogoths and the Vandals.

Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

Daniel foretold that the Little Horn, the Popes of Rome would speak against Elohim, and reign for 1,260 years.

The ‘restrainer’ of 2 Thessalonians 2 described the Roman Emperors who restrained the Popes from taking power.

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” Verse 4

The Roman Emperor was the restrainer, because as long as he was in authority, the Popes could not take power.

Shortly after the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., the Son of Perdition, the Popes of Rome, rose to power in 538 A.D.  They sit among the followers of Messiah, which is the temple of God, and they proclaimed to be God.

The sea beast of Revelation 13 rose up out of the people groups, out of the 10 civil kingdoms, that were created when the Roman Empire collapsed.

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.” Verse 5

The Popes were given civil and ecclesiastic power as a church/state, and they took the Emperor’s title of Pontifex Maximus, and the ‘deadly head wound‘ was healed.

John is telling us the same thing as Daniel, that the Popes of Rome would reign for 1,260 years, and speaking blasphemies, proclaiming to be God and to forgive sins.

Revelation 17 tells us that five forms of Roman government, referred to as kings, had passed when John wrote Revelation.

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.” Verse 3

Here is the same beast as Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 described, with 10 horns.

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. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.” Verses 10-11

The seven kings represent the seven forms of government that existed in the Roman Empire, and the 8th represents the Popes of Rome who took power.

Five had passed.  One was at the time, the Emperors of Rome. And one existed during the ‘short space’ between 476, when the last Roman Emperor was removed, and 538, when the Popes of Rome took power.

The antichrist is not just one man, it is a position, like the President of the United States. It has been fulfilled by many Popes.

Messiah said that many would come in my name, and the many Popes proclaim to be the “Vicar of Christ” or the “substitute Christ.”

The Popes reigned during 1,260 years of civil and ecclesiastic power, from 538-1798 A.D., until the Jesuits caused Napoleon’s army to take the Pope captive, removing his civil power.

The Jesuit Generals, the black popes, are the earth beast of Revelation 13, who control the Vatican and the White Pope.

Quotes from our forefathers of the faith, about the Antichrist Popes of Rome:

Eberhard II (1240), archbishop of Salzburg, affirmed that the Pope was the antichrist. 

Stated at a synod of bishops held at Regensburg in 1240 that the people of his day were “accustomed” to calling the pope antichrist.” (LeRoy Edwin Froom, The Prophetic Faith of our Fathers)

The history of the persecutions and wars against the people called Waldenses or Waldois, in the valleys of Angrogne, Lucerne, St. Martin, Perouse, and others, in the country of Piedmont, from A.D. 1555, to A.D. 1561.

For who would ever have judged or suspected in his mind, that the bishop of Rome (commonly received, and believed, almost of all men, to be the vicar and vicegerent of Christ here in earth) to be antichrist, and the great adversary of God, whom St. Paul so expressly prophesieth of, in these latter days to be revealed by the brightness of the Lord’s coming, as all men now, for the most part, may see it is come to pass?

John Wycliffe said Antichrist, the head of all these evil men, is the pope of Rome.

John, (1330-1384), called the Morning Star of the Reformation, spent most of his life teaching at Oxford University and was recognized by John of Guant (The Duke of Lancaster) as extraordinarily gifted in theology. He translated the Latin Vulgate Bible into English and placed it in the hands of the people.

Wycliffe said of the Pope:

When the western church was divided for about 40 years between two rival popes, one in Rome and the other in Avigon, France, each pope called the other pope antichrist – and John Wycliffe is reputed to have regarded them as both being right: “two halves of Antichrist, making up the perfect Man of Sin between them.”

We suppose that Antichrist, the head of all these evil men, is the pope of Rome.” (Ibid, p. 90)

Matthias of Janow said the Pope is the most wicked Christian, falsely styling himself by that name.

Matthias was a fourteenth-century Bohemian ecclesiastical writer. Matthias came to be known as the Bohemian Wycliffe. He received his doctorate from the University of Paris and in 1381 became the canon in the Cathedral of Prague.  His writings paved the way for the Hussite movement.

Janow based his conclusions about the Antichrist on II Thessalonians 2, Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 and 17.  Here is one of his statements:

The Antichrist has already come. He is neither Jew, pagan Saracean nor worldly tyrant, but the ‘man who opposes Christian truth and the Christian life by way of deception;—he is, and will be, the most wicked Christian, falsely styling himself by that name, assuming the highest station in the church, and possessing the highest consideration, arrogating dominion over all ecclesiastics and laymen;’ one who, by the working of Satan, assumes to himself power and wealth and honor, and makes the church, with its goods and sacraments, subservient to his own carnal ends.” Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 40.

John Purvey said the Papacy was the kingdom of the Antichrist.

John (1354 – 1414) was one of the leading followers of the English theologian and reformer John Wycliffe during the late fourteenth and early.

Luther said “We are not the first who interpret the Papacy as the kingdom of Antichrist…He (John Purvey in 1390 AD) rightly and truly pronounces the Pope “Antichrist” as he is…a witness indeed, foreordained by God to confirm our doctrine.”  (Martin Luther, Commentarius in Apocalypsin reprint).

William White said that the pope… is nothing else but a devilish estate and heavy yoke of antichrist, and therefore he is an enemy unto Christ’s truth.

William was a follower of John Wycliffe, and he was well learned, upright, and a well-spoken priest.

That the wicked living of the pope, and his holiness, is nothing else but a devilish estate and heavy yoke of antichrist, and therefore he is an enemy unto Christ’s truth.”

William Tyndale said the Pope is the antichrist and his doctrine sprung of the devil.

William Tyndale (1493-1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution.

Tyndale translated the Greek Bible into English, but the Roman Catholic Church fought against him publishing it. The Catholic church believed that only the mother church is able to rightly interpret the Bible.

The Jews look for Christ, and he is come fifteen hundred years ago, and they not aware: we also have looked for antichrist, and he has reigned as long, and we not aware: and that because either of us looked carnally for him, and not in the place where we ought to have sought. The Jews had found Christ verily, if they had sought him in the law and the prophets, whither Christ sendeth them to seek. John v. We also had spied out antichrist long ago, if we had looked into the doctrine of Christ and his apostles, where, because the beast sees himself now to be sought for, he roars.’ (Ibid, p. 46)

Tyndale was caught, arrested, tried, and sentenced to death.

Huldreich Zwingli proclaimed the might and power of the Devil, that is, of the Antichrist… the Papacy has to be abolished

Zwingli (1484-1531) was a great Swiss Reformer who remarked about the Papacy:

I know that in it works the might and power of the Devil, that is, of the Antichrist… the Papacy has to be abolished… But by no other means can it be more thoroughly routed than by the word of God (2 Thessalonians 2), because as soon as the world receives this in the right way, it will turn away from the Pope without compulsion.” Principle Works of Zwingli, Vol. 7, p. 135.

John Calvin said we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist.

John (1509-1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation.  Trained at the University of Paris for the priesthood, he later studied at Bourges where he became converted, and joined the reformation cause against the Roman Catholic heresy.

John Calvin declared,“I deny him to be the vicar of Christ, who, in furiously persecuting the gospel, demonstrates by his conduct that he is Antichrist–I deny him to be the successor of Peter..I deny him to be the head of the church.” “Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist. But those who are of this opinion do not consider that they bring the same charge of presumption against Paul himself, after whom we speak and whose language we adopt…I shall briefly show that (Pauls words in 2 Thessalonians 2) are not capable of any other interpretation than that which applies them to the Papacy” John Calvin, Tracts, Vol. 1, pp. 219,220. John Calvin, Institutes.

Martin Luther declared “We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist.

Martin Luther was an Augustinian monk, who the Lord called out of the Papal Church.

Nothing else than the kingdom of Babylon and of very Antichrist….For who is the man of sin and the son of perdition, but he who by his teaching and his ordinances increases the sin and perdition of souls in the church; while he yet sits in the church as if he were God? All these conditions have now for many ages been fulfilled by the papal tyranny.” Martin Luther, First Principles, pp. 196-197

I know that the pope is Antichrist, and that his throne is that of Satan himself.“ D’Aubigne, History Of The Reformation Of The Sixteenth Century, Vol II, Book VI, Chapter IX

Nicolaus von Amsdorf said that the pope is the real, true Antichrist.

Nicolaus (1483-1565) was a friend and ardent colleague of Martin Luther. Notice his words on the identity of Antichrist:

He will be revealed and come to naught before the last day, so that every man shall comprehend and recognize that the pope is the real, true Antichrist and not the vicar of Christ. . . .Therefore those who consider the pope and his bishops as Christian shepherds and bishops are deeply in error, but even more are those who believe the Turk is the Antichrist. Because the Turk rules outside of the church and does not sit in the holy place, nor does he seek to bear the name of Christ but is an open antagonist of Christ and His church. This does not need to be revealed, but it is clear and evident because he persecutes Christians openly and not as the pope does, secretly under the form of godliness.”  Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 305., Furnemliche und gewisse Zeichen, sig.A2r.,v.)

Philipp Melanchthon, a German Reformer, said that the Roman Pontiff is the antichrist.

Philipp (1497-1560), born Philipp Schwartzerdt, was Martin Luther’s closest collaborator, though of a calmer spirit. His concept of the Antichrist is unmistakable:

Since it is certain that the pontiffs and the monks have forbidden marriage, it is most manifest, and true without any doubt, that the Roman Pontiff, with his whole order and kingdom, is very Antichrist. Likewise in II Thes. 2, Paul clearly says that the man of sin will rule in the church exalting himself above the worship of God, etc. . . . But it is certain that the popes do rule in the church, and under the title of the church in defending idols. . . . “Wherefore I affirm that no heresy hath risen, nor indeed shall be, with which these descriptions of Paul can more truly and certainly accord and agree than with this pontifical kingdom. . . .The prophet Daniel also attributes these two things to Antichrist; namely, that he shall place an idol in the temple, and worship [it] with gold and silver; and that he shall not honor women. . . .That both of them belong to the Roman Pontiff, who does not clearly see? The idols are clearly the impious masses, the worship of saints, and the statues which are exhibited in gold and silver that they may be worshiped.”  Translated from Melanchthon, Disputationes, No. 56, “De Matrimonio”, in Opera (Corpus Reformatorum), vol. 12 col. 535

Ulriucus Zuinglius said the Pope is the Antichrist whom Paul described.

Ulriucus was a zealous reformer, born at Wildehausen, in Switzerland. In regard to 2 Thessalonians 2 (answering the papal application of it to the Protestants,) he said:

Let our doctrine be examined, and it will appear that they are false. We preach Jesus Christ and him crucified, and that he is the only Reconciler and the only succour of man, but the Papists preach the Pope, the Antichrist, whom here Paul so accurately describes.” (Ibid, p. 47)

John Hooper said the Pope is the capital enemy of Christ and his religion.

John was the Bishop of Gloucester from 1551-1554. He was a proponent of the English Reformation, he was martyred during the Queen Mary Persecutions.

He spoke strong words about the identity of the Antichrist:

If godly Moses and his brother Aaron never acclaimed this title [to be God’s vicar and lieutenant] in the earth, doubtless it is a foul and detestable arrogancy that these ungodly bishops of Rome attribute unto themselves to be the heads of Christ’s church. . . .“Because God hath given this light unto my countrymen, which be all persuaded (or else God sent them to be persuaded!), that the Bishop of Rome, nor none other is Christ’s vicar upon the earth, it is no need to use any long or copious oration: it is so plain that it needeth no probation: the very properties of Antichrist, I mean of Christ’s great and principal enemy, are so openly known to all men that are not blinded with the smoke of Rome, that they know him to be the beast that John describeth in the Apocalypse.”  Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 382.

Master John Bradford, who was martyred in 1555, said “the usurped authority of the supremacy of the bishop of Rome is undoubtedly that great Antichrist.”

Master John, a faithful Minister and pillar of Christ’s Church, valiantly and cheerfully gave his blood in the name of Christ.  In a letter to Lady Vane, he wrote,

The usurped authority of the supremacy of the bishop of Rome is undoubtedly that great Antichrist, of whom the apostles do so much admonish us.’

In his Sermon on the Lord’s Supper, he said,

It is a plain sign of Antichrist to deny the substance of bread and wine to be in the Lord’s Supper after consecration; for in so doing, and in granting transubstantiation, the property of the human nature of Christ is denied ; for it is not of the human nature, but of the divine nature, to be in many places at once.

Now grant transubstantiation, and then Christ’s natural body must needs be in many places, which is nothing else but to confound the two natures in Christ, or to deny Christ’s human nature, which is the self same thing, St. John says, to deny Christ to be come in the flesh.’ (Ibid, p. 45)

Wherefore I now am condemned and shall be burned as an heretic. For, because I will not grant the antichrist of Rome to be Christ’s vicar-general and supreme head of his church here and every where upon earth, by God’s ordinance.”  Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 378.

In 1555 Hugh Latimer said before being burned to death, “What fellowship have Christ with Antichrist?

He attended Cambridge University and in 1535, he was appointed Bishop of Worcester. He began to preach publicly on the need for the translation of the Bible into English.

This was a dangerous move as the first translation of the New Testament by William Tyndale had recently been banned by the Pope.

Latimer was called before Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and he was given an admonition and a warning. For his witness, Latimer was burned to death in 1555 by the Catholic Church next to Nicholas Ridley. Latimer said of the Pope;

What fellowship hath Christ with Antichrist ? Therefore it is not lawful to bear the yoke with the Papists. Come forth from among them, and separate yourselves from them, saith the Lord.’ (Ibid, p. 45)

Nicholas Ridley said before being burned to death that the See of Rome is the seat of Satan.

He was the English Bishop of London, he received his Master’s degree in 1525 from Pembroke College, Cambridge. He played a major part in many intellectual discussions on religion, primarily Anglican doctrine. He also ordered the removal of images from churches under his jurisdiction.

Ridley, in his farewell letter, before he suffered, he said;

The see of Rome is the seat of Satan, and the bishop of the same, that maintaineth the abominations thereof, is Antichrist himself indeed. And for the same causes, this see at this day is the same which St. John calls, in his Revelation, Babylon, or the whore of Babylon, and spiritually, Sodom and Egypt, the mother of fornications and abominations upon earth.” (Ibid, p. 45)

Thomas Cranmer said before being burned to death that the Pope is Christ’s enemy, and the antichrist.

Cranmer (1489-1556) as the Archbishop of Canterbury, he was responsible for establishing the first doctrinal and liturgical structures of the reformed Church of England.

At his execution on March 21, 1556, he withdrew his forced confession, and proclaimed the truth of the Protestant faith, and testified against the Pope;

Christ biddeth us to obey the king. The bishop of Rome biddeth us to obey himself: therefore unless he be antichrist, I cannot tell what to make of him. Wherefore if I should obey him, I cannot obey Christ.”

Whereof it followeth Rome to be the seat of antichrist, and the pope to be very antichrist himself. I could prove the same by many other scriptures, old writers, and strong reasons.” (Works by Cranmer, vol.1, pp.6-7)

As for the Pope, I refuse him as Christ’s enemy and the Antichrist, with all his false doctrine.‘ (The Testimony of The Reformers, E. Bickersteth, 1836, pp. 44,45)

After all these sprung up the pope, that triple-crowned monster, and great antichrist, which took upon him authority, not only over the clergy but also climbed above kings and emperors, deposing them at his pleasure, and settled himself in the temple of God, that is, in the consciences of men, extolling himself above God, dispensing with good laws, and giving men leave to break them, and to regard more his decrees than the everlasting commandments of God.” Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 392.

Master Bullingham said the pope is antichrist, Rome religion from hell.

I tell thee plainly, Bullingham, John Calvin (whose Institutions I have perused since our departure) telleth me plainly, by God’s word, that it is an idol; and that the pope is antichrist, and his clergy the filthy sink-hole of hell. And now I believe it; for I feel it sensibly. O that God had revealed these matters unto me in times past! I would have bequeathed this Romish religion (or rather irreligion) to the devil of hell, from whence it came.”  From Bridgewater, April 26, anno 1562.

John Hullie was burned to death for proclaiming that the Pope is the Antichrist.

John (1520-1556), a minister, who, being first brought up in the school of Eton, was afterward scholar, and then conduct in the King’s College, at Cambridge.

Mark well here, good Christians, who is this beast, and worshippers that shall be partakers of that unspeakable torment. The beast is none other but the carnal and fleshly kingdom of antichrist, the pope with his rabble of false prophets and ministers, as it is most manifest; which, to maintain their high titles, worldly promotions, and dignities, do with much cruelty, daily more and more set forth and establish their own traditions, decrees, decretals, contrary to God’s holy ordinances, statutes, laws, and commandments, and wholly repugnant to his sincere and pure religion and true worshipping.” http://www.exclassics.com/foxe/foxe340.htm

The Church of England declared that the Papal Church of Rome is the Babylonian beast.

The Articles of the Church are almost one series of testimonies against Papal doctrines. In the Homilies, sanctioned by these Articles, the following testimonies appear respecting the Pope as antichrist, Babylon, and the Man of Sin.

He ought therefore rather be called Antichrist, and the successor of the Scribes and Pharisees, than Christ’s vicar or St. Peter’s successor”  “Homilies,” part 3,Homily of Obedience, (Cambridge: Corrie, 1850), p. 114.

The Lutheran confession of faith 1603 testified that “the Pope is the very Antichrist, who exalteth himself above, and opposeth himself against Christ.”

The Pope is the very Antichrist, who exalteth himself above, and opposeth himself against Christ, because he will not permit Christians to be saved without his power, which, nevertheless, is nothing, and is neither ordained nor commanded by God.” The Smalcald Articles.

Westminster Confession of Faith states that the Popes of Rome is the antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the church against Christ.

This confession was ratified and established by Act of Parliament in 1649.

The Westminster Confession of Faith declared, “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.” (Source: Chapter 25, Point 6)

John Wesley said that the whole succession of popes from Gregory VII. are undoubtedly Antichrist.

John (1703-1791), an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian, was largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement.

The whole succession of popes from Gregory VII. are undoubtedly Antichrist. Yet this hinders not, but that the last pope in this succession will be more eminently the Antichrist, The man of sin, adding to that of his predecessors, a peculiar degree of wickedness from the bottomless pit.” (Explanatory notes upon the New Testament, John Wesley, Vol. II, 1813, p. 431)

The Earth Beast Of Revelation 13 Are The Jesuit Generals Of Rome

The earth beast of Revelation 13, the Jesuit Generals of Rome, the False Prophet.

Many people teach that the earth beast is America, but remember that the last beast of Daniel is Roman.

It has changed forms over the years from the Roman Empire, to the Popes of the Roman Catholic Church which reigned for 1,260 years from 538-1798 A.D., to the Jesuit Generals who took control of the Vatican and are using it to gather the world under their power.

Summary: The Jesuit General caused Napoleon’s army to capture the Pope and take him prisoner in 1798 A.D., ending the reign of the Popes of Rome.  The top Jesuits pretend to be Christians (lamb-like), but they worship Satan the dragon. Jesuit priests have spread around the world to now cause 1.2 Billion Catholics to revere/worship the Pope. And Jesuit Pope Francis is now drawing Protestants, the Orthodox Church, Muslims, and all people groups under the power of Rome.

The Jesuits control the city-state of the District of Columbia, through which they control America.  They use their intelligence agencies and the American military, to take control of the other countries of the world, which is why America has military bases around the world, and why America is almost always involved in some sort of war.

Theologian and Preacher John Wesley wrote, “The false prophet – So is the second beast frequently named, after the kingdom of the first (the Popes) is darkened; for he can then no longer prevail by main strength, and so works by lies and deceit.

Revelation 13:11 “Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth.”

The word earth in Strong’s Greek is ghay: contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application):—country, earth(-ly), ground, land, world.

What land (earth) was the first beast from?  Rome.

So when it says that the next beast comes up out of the land, it is saying that it would rise to power out of the same land of Rome.

As a beast has already been shown to be the symbol of a reigning empire, the rising up of this second beast must consequently represent the rising up of another form of the Roman beast.

This beast did not rise up out of a people group (Popes rose up out of a sea of people), but were created by Ignatius Loyola.  The Jesuits are the military order of the Vatican who were empowered at the Council of Trent in 1545 A.D. to counter the Reformation, to bring Protestant Churches back under their power and to kill the followers of Christ. When the Roman Catholic Church lost its power in the 18th century, the Jesuits seized control of the Vatican.

Ascending out of the earth denotes his rise from a small beginning to a mighty height. The Society of Jesus started with one man, Ignatius Loyola, and has grown into an army of priests who are subservient to the Jesuit General, who have been trained to carry out his orders without question.

The new leader of the beast is called the false prophet, (Rev. 10) than which there cannot be a stronger or plainer argument to prove that false teachers were particularly designed.

Like the title of ‘Antichrist,’ the name ‘False Prophet‘ represents a position, not just one person; much like the President of the United States or the King of England.

The False Prophet represents all of the Jesuit Generals, Black Popes, who lead the Society of Satan to deceive the world with their sorcery.

The Jesuits act Christ-like (lamb-like), but spread around the world teaching a false salvation message of following the seven sacraments through the Papal Church.

They are False Priests.

The Jesuits are the source of false prophecy teaching of a future 70th week of Daniel featuring a one-man antichrist, and a futuristic fulfillment of Revelation; as to deflect blame away from the Roman Church.

They are False Prophets.

Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible says “For the false prophet no more than the beast is a single man, but a body or succession of men, propagating false doctrines, and teaching lies for sacred truths.

Another beast, or the same power under another form, appears, like a lamb with two horns, the symbol of his dominion temporal and spiritual, who, with all pretended meekness and humility, has all the pride and rage of the old dragon, exercising all the power of the first beast, and causing all the earth to worship him, and own his universal, temporal as well as spiritual, jurisdiction, with lying miracles supporting his idolatrous worship, deceiving the inhabitants of the earth, and leading them to erect the image of the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed, and pay their adoration to the idol, blindly and implicitly submitting to the authority of the Pope, and the constitutions of Paganism revived in the church of Rome; giving life to the image of the beast, enforcing all the canons and laws of his idolatrous worship, by excommunications, fire, and sword; making it death to refuse obedience to the Papal power; setting a mark upon all the votaries of the beast, and excluding those who would not submit to make profession of this system of error and blasphemy, from all intercourse with the worshipers of the beast, as unworthy of every blessing of society.”

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible says “And I beheld another beast,… The same with the first, only in another form; the same for being and person, but under a different consideration; the same antichrist, but appearing in another light and view: the first beast is the pope of Rome.”

Revelation 13:11 “and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.”

Horns in prophecy point to leaders of the reigning beast kingdom.

The Little Horn of Daniel 7 is the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome.

The two horns on the ram in Daniel 8 were the leaders of the Medo-Persian beast.

Then the goat with the large horn was pointing to Alexander the Great of the Grecian Empire.

The little horn of Daniel 8 was Antiochus Epiphanes, a less powerful leader of the Grecian Empire.

It says that it has two horns like a lamb, which means that the two leaders would seem not to oppose Messiah, but to feign that they serve Him, as they act like priests.

The two horns of the earth beast are the Black Pope and the White Pope, the false prophet and the antichrist beast; who are acting like priests, but really serve Satan the dragon.  These two men will be captured and thrown into the fiery pit.

The irony is that they call themselves ‘the society of Jesus’, like a lamb; but they are really ‘the society of Satan’, like a dragon.

Remember that the prophecies in Daniel clearly tell us that the beast which would be in power until Messiah returns is Roman.

The beast has changed forms over the years from the Roman Empire, to the Popes of Rome, to today’s Jesuits of Rome; but it is always Roman.

The text is not declaring that the beast would start off lamb-like, and then become like the dragon (Satan); like some people proclaim about America.

It is saying that it appears lamb-like, but it is really dragon-like; both attributes at the same time.  Is that not describing the Jesuit General?

In the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, which is based on words in the KJV Bible, the definition for ‘Jesuit’ is:  One of the society of Jesus, so called, founded by Ignatius Loyola; a society remarkable for their cunning in propagating their principles.

JES’UITISM, n. The arts, principles and practices of the Jesuits. Cunning, deceit; hypocrisy; prevarication (to speak falsely); deceptive practices to effect a purpose.  Sounds like the perfect definition of the false prophet, the Jesuit General.

The 3rd General of the Jesuits, Francis Borgia, said prophetically “Like lambs have we crept into power; like wolves have we used it ; but like dogs shall we be driven out.

Note: The Jesuits were driven out of many countries such as France, which was primarily Catholic, because:

” Their doctrines destroy the law of nature; they break all the bonds of civil society, by authorizing theft, lying, perjury, the utmost licentiousness, murder, criminal passions, and ail manner of sins ; their doctrines root out ail sentiments of humanity, overthrow all governments, excite rebellion, uproot the foundation of religion, and substitute all sorts of superstition, irreligion, blasphemy and idolatry. (Act of Parliament of France, 1762, dissolving and banishing the Jesuit Society).

Pope Clément XIV., in suppressing the Jesuits, in 1773, charged them with idolatrous ceremonies, scandalous maxims, contrary to good morals, producing dangerous seditions, tumults, discords, scandals, which weakened or entirely broke the bonds of Christian charity. For these and other reasons stated, he decreed the eternal suppression and annihilation of the ‘Company of Jesus,’ not to be rescinded in aftertime by any one or upon anygrounds.” {Clément’s brief 1773).

Pope Clément XIV was poisoned to death by the Jesuits.  Then the Jesuits caused the next Pope to be taken captive by Napoleon’s army, removing him from power, and they took control of the Vatican.

Notice that Revelation 13 is pointing to ‘he’, a man, not a country.

It’s pointing to the leader of the Roman beast, which is the controlling power in the world.

The ‘he’ of the Revelation 13 sea beast is the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome; the antichrist beast.

He is the leader of the Roman beast, who took control of the Roman Empire after the last Western Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.

He spoke great matters and blasphemies.

He was given civil and ecclesiastic authority for 1,260 years, from 538-1798.

The ‘he’ of the earth beast of Revelation 13 is also a man, the office of the Jesuit General, the Black Popes of Rome; the false prophet.

It is not pointing to a country. It is not pointing to the United States of America.

He, the Jesuit General, has controlled the Vatican since the Pope was taken captive in 1798 A.D.

He, the Jesuit General, has taken control of the United States of America, via their city-state corporation in their District of Columbia; which is not part of the 50 states.

The Jesuit Order is a military organization.  They infiltrate countries under the guise of being priests, but they work to gather intelligence through the confessions of the leaders of countries.  Then they use the intel to find corrupt people that they can use, to blackmail people into carrying out their orders, to take control of countries.

They call themselves the “Society of Jesus” and on the surface they appear to be priests who spread around the world ministering, but behind the scenes they serve Satan and they subversively do his work. They are lamb-like in pretensions, but dragon-like in character.

Here is part of the Jesuit Oath which testifies to their wicked mission. “I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth;…  I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.”

Revelation 13:12, “And 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, whose deadly wound was healed

The Jesuit General, the Black Pope, controls the Vatican; not the white Pope, which everyone sees.  They do not take credit as the leader, rather they work behind the scenes to hide their power.

They are using the authority of the Roman Catholic Church to draw the world under their power.

The Jesuits of Rome are empowered by Satan, and they are using the power of the major military’s and intelligence agencies, especially those of America, to make war with other countries, to push the world into the their New World Order, where Satan will be worshiped.

Father Adolfo Nicolas, Jesuit superior general, welcomes Pope Francis as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Church of the Gesu in Rome Jan. 3. The pope celebrated Mass with 300 of his Jesuit confreres in thanksgiving for the recent canonization of Jesuit St. Peter Faber.

Father Adolfo Nicolas, Jesuit superior general, welcomes Pope Francis as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Church of the Gesu in Rome Jan. 3. The pope celebrated Mass with 300 of his Jesuit confreres in thanksgiving for the recent canonization of Jesuit St. Peter Faber.

Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible says “He holdeth imperium in imperio, an empire within an empire; claims a temporal authority as well as a spiritual; and enforces canons and decrees with the sword of the civil magistrate. As the first beast concurs to maintain his authority, so he, in return, confirms and maintains the sovereignty and dominion of the first beast over his subjects; and causeth the earth, and them who dwell therein, to worship the first beast.

He supports tyranny, as he is by tyranny supported: he enslaves the consciences, as the first beast subjugates the bodies of men. Such is the power and authority of the beast.”

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible says “to worship the first beast; to be subject to the temporal power of the Papacy, or to submit to the pope as a temporal lord, to give homage and tribute to him, and the like, in order to support his worldly power and grandeur; and this was caused or brought about by his emissaries, his spiritual vassals, his legates, cardinals, priests, etc. by their exhortations, persuasions, and commands, delivered both in writing and preaching.

Whose deadly wound was healed; which deadly wound was given the Roman empire under its sixth head, the emperors, when they ceased, and was healed by the pope, the seventh head, being set as a temporal monarch over the ten kingdoms in it.”

Here are some prophecy explanations of the earth beast of Revelation 13 from as far back as the 5th century, which describe the Jesuits of Rome, which of course did not even exist yet.

Andreas, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, and expositor in the Greek Church during the latter of the fifth century, explains after Iranaeus 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.” (History Unveiling Prophecy, Henry G. Guinness)

Primasius, Bishop of the Carthaginian province, in his 6th century “Commentary on the Apocalypse” lays stress on Antichrist’s affected impersonation of, or substitution of himself for Christ; and blasphemous appropriation to himself of Christ’s proper dignity.

That of course refers to the first beast of Revelation 13, the Popes of the Roman Catholic Church, who call themselves the Vicar of Christ, the substitute of Christ. They proclaim to forgive sins and that salvation is only through the Catholic Church.

Then Primasius seems to view the second beast of Revelation 13, the two-horned beast, as ecclesiastical rulers,

hypocritically feigning likeness to the Lamb, in order the better to war against him: and by the mask of a Christian profession, under which mask the devil puts himself before men, acting out the Mediator.” (Elliot, Horae, IV, p. 342)

This describes the Jesuits of Rome, who call themselves the “Society of Jesus” but are really the “Society of Satan.”

The venerable Bede, who died in 735 A.D., similarly interprets in his “Commentary on the Apocalypse,” the lamb-like beast of Revelation 13, as meaning “Antichrist’s pseudo-Christian false prophets.”

He shews the horns of a lamb, that he may secretly introduce the person of the dragon. For by the 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)

Ambrose Anspert, a Latin expositor in the 8th century, interpreted the second beast of Revelation 13 as:

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.” (Elliot, Horae, IV, p. 351)

The celebrated Joachim Abbas in his “Commentary on the Apocalypse,” written in 1183 A.D. declared that,

the harlot city reigning over the kings of the earth undoubtedly meant Rome, and that the false prophet foretold in the Apocalypse would probably issue out of the bosom of the Church. (History Unveiling Prophecy, H, Grattan Guinness)

Revelation 13:13, “He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.”

In 1917 A.D, the Jesuits caused an event where 70,000 witnesses supposedly saw the sun, contrary to cosmic laws, twirl in the sky, throw off colors and descend to earth. This event, which occurred in Fatima, Portugal, caused even non-believers to immediately dropped onto their knees and beg for forgiveness.

That ‘Miracle of the Sun‘ supposedly confirmed the validity of the “Message of Fatima,” a message from the Virgin Mary, which gave warning of future calamity if people did not participate in the Eucharist communion. It served to draw the Muslim community towards the Roman Catholic Church, as they too revere Mary and believe that she was speaking through Fatima, the daughter of Muhammad.

Or it could refer to a future deception from the Jesuits using HAARP or other technology to cause fire to come down from the heavens.

Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible says “He pretends, like other false prophets, to shew signs and wonders, and even to call fire from heaven, as Elias did.  Miracles, visions, and revelations, are the mighty boast of the church of Rome; the contrivances of an artful cunning clergy, to impose upon an ignorant or credulous laity”

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible says “And he doeth great wonders,… Or miracles; not real, but pretended ones, lying wonders, which the Popish legends are full of the accounts of, as done by the priests, or by this or the other saint”

Revelation 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.”

Since 1798 A.D., the Jesuits have propped up the Roman Church, creating an image of what it used to be.

In 1929 A.D., at the Lateran Treaty, the Jesuits caused the leaders of Italy to establish Vatican City as an independent state, giving her civil power again.

Since then, Jesuits have spread around the world teaching the false Catholicism message of salvation, so that now 1.2 Billion Catholics revere the Pope.

In Pope Francis the Jesuits have taken the White Pope position, as Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope. He is gathering Protestants, the Orthodox Church, Muslims, and the whole world under his power.

So in effect, the Jesuits have created an image of the beast.  They have created a power structure in the form of the Catholic Church, which they have revived.  They are using it to gather the world under their control.

It could refer to a future deception from the Jesuits using satellites such as Project Blue Beam, which is designed to create holographic images in the sky, to create a worldwide message supposedly from God, or Mary.

Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible says “In short, he is the most perfect likeness of the ancient Roman emperors; is as great a tyrant in the Christian world, as they were in the Heathen; presides in the same city; usurps the same powers; affects the same titles; and requires the same universal homage and adoration.

The influence of the two horned beast, or corrupted clergy, is farther seen, in persuading and inducing mankind to make an image of the beast, &c. that is, an image and representation of the Roman empire, which was wounded by the sword of the barbarous nations, and revived in the revival of a new emperor in the West.”

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible says “by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; the secular power of the Papacy encouraging, confirming, and giving a sanction to those lying miracles, and obliging all to believe them, and come into the things, doctrines, or practices, they are designed to promote:

saying to them that dwell on the earth: the apostate church, or the carnal inhabitants of the empire: ordering and commanding them.

Revelation 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.”

They are using Pope Francis, who is a Jesuit, to draw the world unto the “universal church” and those who don’t unite with her are becoming the enemy of the world.

Look at the recent history and you see that the leaders of countries who would not bow down to the authority of the Jesuits, who did not have a Jesuit-Rothchild central bank; were killed and their country is now in chaos where many have died.

Recall them demonizing Saddam Hussein to justify military action in Iraq.  Saddam was killed, the oil and gold were stolen, more than a million Iraqis died, a Rothchild central bank was set up to control their money supply, and Iraq is in shambles.

Recall them demonizing Muammar Gaddafi, to justify military action in Libya.  Muammar was killed, the oil and gold were stolen, many Libyans died, a Rothchild central bank was set up to control their money supply, and Libya is in shambles.

Look at how they have demonized President Assad in Syria. They have inserted militants in Syria to cause a civil war.  They have inserted the CIA-created ISIS into Syria to fight against Assad.  And now the militaries of America, France, Russia, Israel, etc., are engaged in destroying Syria, because they have not bowed down to the authority of the Jesuits.

Look at how they demonize Iran, who has not attacked another country in 200 years.  They are setting the stage for a future attack on Iran.

They have to control the money supply of every country, in order to control the world.

Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible says “This image and representation of the beast, most probably, is the Pope. He is properly the idol of the church. He represents in himself the whole power of the beast, and is the head of all authority, temporal as well as spiritual. He is no more than a private person, without power, and without authority, till the two-horned beast, or the corrupted clergy, by choosing him Pope, give life unto him, and enable him to speak and utter his decrees.”

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible says “and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed: that is, the beast causes, or orders all those that will not worship the image, to be killed; that is, that as many as will not embrace and profess the Popish religion shall be put to death; and these are the known orders and decrees of the Papacy, which have been executed by the Inquisition, and other hands, in innumerable instances; the blood of all the saints and prophets is found in Rome Papal, and will be avenged.”

Revelation 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.”

These False Prophets now deceive 1/6th of the world’s population with a false salvation message. These people have the mark of the beast on them, as they obey the commands of the Pope and trust in him for salvation. And the Jesuits are drawing Protestant Churches to the Papal Church, along with Muslims and people of all religions.

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible says “those who were obliged to receive the mark in the right hand seem to be the clergy, such who entered into holy orders; who lifted up their right hand, and swore and vowed allegiance to the pope, and testified they were ready to defend and support his religion and interest; and who in their ordination are said to have an indelible character impressed on them: and those who received the mark in their foreheads are the common people in general, who one and all have the same impress upon them; which may intend either the sign of the cross in baptism, or rather their open confession of the Popish religion, which they as publicly avow and declare as if it had been written on their foreheads.”

Revelation 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.”

The Jesuits covertly control the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the International Bank of Settlements, the Federal Reserve Bank, and Central Banks in almost every country. In their New World Order, they will control the monetary system, to dictate who buys and sells.

They will incite WW III between Muslim countries (the kings of the east) and Israel; and will no doubt cause a worldwide financial collapse.  This will make everyone desperate for solutions.

The Jesuits will have the Pope act as a savior, proclaiming that they have been preparing for these events (since they caused them) and that they can prevent future religious wars; and that they can help people buy and sell again, so that they can get water and food; if people will join with them in their One World Government.

The world, including many Christians, will revere (mark on forehead) and obey (mark of right hand, actions) the Pope; as they deem him as a savior, who offers peace and safety.

A RF-ID chip or tattoo could be used to track who is part of the One World Government, but it is not the mark of the beast, it is the result of revering and obeying the antichrist beast Pope of Rome.

Note: The Jesuits use Zionist Jews to control many areas of finance, as they use them as a front organization, so that if the world wakes up to see that they have had their wealth stolen, they will blame the Jews, instead of the Jesuits.

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible says “And that no man might buy or sell,… Either in an ecclesiastical sense, as to, be in any church office, or perform any such service, to say Mass, hear confession, give absolution, sell pardons and indulgences, etc. or in a civil sense, as to trade, and exercise merchandise, and this was forbidden by several Popish councils and synods; the Lateran council, under Pope Alexander, decreed against the Waldenses and Albigenses, that no one should presume to retain or encourage them in their houses or countries, or “trade” with them; and the synod of Tours in France forbid any reception of heretics, or protection, and that any communion should be had with them “in buying and selling”, as Mr. Mede has observed; and it was ordered by a bull of Pope Martin the Fifth, that no contract should be made with such, and that they should not follow any business and merchandise:

save he that had the mark; took the oath to be true to the pope, or made a public profession of the Popish religion:

or the name of the beast; Papists, so called from the pope; thus the antichristians are called from antichrist, as the Christians from Christ:

or the number of his name; which is either the same with the number of the beast in Re 13:18, or is something distinct it; and those who have it may be such persons who neither have the indelible character of the Romish clergy, nor are open professors of the Popish religion, but are in heart inclined to it, and privately and secretly promote it, by their doctrines and practices; and so are numbered, reckoned, esteemed, and accounted of by the Papists, and receive favours from them; or rather such who openly “furnish the drink offering” in the Mass.”

Revelation 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.

The Pope’s title is Vicar of Christ, which in Latin is ‘Vicarius Filii Dei’, which equates numerically to the number 666.

Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible says “No name appears more proper and suitable, than that famous one mentioned by Iraeneus, who lived not long after St. John’s time, and was the disciple of Polycarp, the disciple of John. He says, “that the name Lateinos contains the number six hundred and sixty-six.

For, after the division of the empire, the Greeks and other Orientalists called the people of the Western church, or church of Rome, Latins, and they latinize in every thing: mass, prayers, litanies, canons, decretals, bulls, are conceived in Latin: the Papal councils speak Latin: women themselves pray in Latin; nor is the scripture read in any other language under Popery than Latin”

The office of the Jesuit General, the Black Pope, is the false prophet.

The Strong’s Greek Dictionary word for false prophet is 5578 pseudoprophetes

from 5571 and 4396; a spurious prophet, i.e. pretended foreteller or religious impostor:—false prophet.

5571 pseudes psyoo-dace’ from 5574; untrue, i.e. erroneous, deceitful, wicked:—false, liar.

It is telling us that he would be a deceitful, wicked, religious imposter.

That describes the Jesuit General to a T.  He pretends to be a priest, the leader of the Society of Jesus, the lamb; but rather he is a deceitful leader of the Society of Satan, the dragon.

Other Revelation passages prove that Revelation is pointing to the two leaders of the Roman beast, the antichrist beast and the false prophet.

Revelation 16:13 says,  And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits, as frogs,

This is pointing to the three world wars which will have served to push the world into their One World Government.  And who has caused the first two world wars?  The Pope and Jesuit General, who controlled both sides.

Revelation 19:19-20 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

The text clearly proclaims that the antichrist beast and the false prophet are men.  The Jesuit General deceived the world into receiving the mark of the beast, to revere and obey the Pope.

The great theologians have always assigned the leader of the earth beast to the role of false prophet.

The earth beast is the Jesuit General, the leader of the Roman beast in the end times.

Quotes about the Jesuits:

Bishop Strossmayer, at the Ecumenical Council in Rome, 1869, said:

My brethren, consider the dangers to which the church must be subject when it takes its teachings from the Jesuits, as their doctrines are in contradiction to history, to the fathers of the church, to the Word of God, to everything, in short, that is held most sacred by true Christians.

Samuel Morse (1791-1872; American inventor of the telegraph; author of the book Foreign Conspiracy Against the Liberties of the United States)

“The Jesuits…are a secret society – a sort of Masonic order – with superadded features of revolting odiousness, and a thousand times more dangerous.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865; 16th President of the United States)

“The war [i.e., the American Civil War of 1861-1865] would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits.”

R. W. Thompson (Ex-Secretary, American Navy)

“[The Jesuits] are the deadly enemies of civil and religious liberty.”

Napoleon Bonaparte; 1769-1821; emperor of the French, said:

“The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power – power in its most despotic exercise – absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man [i.e., the Black Pope, the Superior General of the Jesuits]. Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms [sic] – and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses…”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881; famous Russian novelist)

“The Jesuits…are simply the Romish army for the earthly sovereignty of the world in the future, with the Pontiff of Rome for emperor…that’s their ideal. …It is simple lust of power, of filthy earthly gain, of domination – something like a universal serfdom with them [i.e., the Jesuits] as masters – that’s all they stand for. They don’t even believe in God perhaps.”

Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (March 8, 1800 – December 27, 1871) was a politician and Presbyterian minister.

“The Society of Jesus [i.e., the Jesuit Order] is the enemy of man. The whole human race should unite for its overthrow. …For there is no alternative between its total extirpation, and the absolute corruption and degradation of mankind.”

Brigadier General Thomas M. Harris

“The organization of the [Roman Catholic] Hierarchy is a complete military despotism, of which the Pope is the ostensible [i.e., apparent; seeming] head; but of which, the Black Pope [Ed. Note: The Superior General of the Jesuits], is the real head. The Black Pope is the head of the order of the Jesuits, and is called a General [i.e., the Superior General]. He not only has command of his own order, but [also] directs and controls the general policy of the [Roman Catholic] Church. He [the Black Pope] is the power behind the throne, and is the real potential head of the Hierarchy. The whole machine is under the strictest rules of military discipline. The whole thought and will of this machine, to plan, propose and execute, is found in its head. There is no independence of thought, or of action, in its subordinate parts. Implicit and unquestioning obedience to the orders of superiors in authority, is the sworn duty of the priesthood of every grade…”

Friedrich von Hardenberg (German philosopher)

“Never before in the course of the world’s history had such a Society [i.e., the Jesuit Order] appeared. The old Roman Senate itself did not lay schemes for world domination with greater certainty of success.” (1800)

Jeremiah J. Crowley (Irishman; ex-priest in the Roman Catholic Church; author of the book Romanism: Menace to the Nation)

“The [Jesuit Superior] General is at the head of this black and mute militia, which thinks, wills, acts, obeys – [as] the passive instrument of his designs. Their whole life must have but one aim – the advancement of the [Jesuit] Order to which they are attached.” (1912)

The Seven Churches Of Revelation

Most pastors teach that Messiah was just addressing the churches that existed at the time it was written in 95 A.D.

But Messiah clearly tells us that the prophetic events which He describes would begin to take place in the near future.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants–things which must shortly take place.” Revelation 1:1

Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.” Revelation 1:3

This tells us that He wasn’t merely writing to the present churches, but that He was telling us what would happen in the future to church eras that bore their name.

Think about it…

If Messiah’s council only applied to the seven churches current state, that would mean that He had nothing to say to His church that has spanned for nearly 2,000 years.

Do you really think that our Lord would have nothing to say to His church, to help them endure persecutions from the Jews, the Romans and the Roman Catholic Church?

Do you really think that our Lord would not mention the Dark Ages where the Word of God was suppressed, burned and almost eliminated?

Or the 1,260 years of Great Tribulation when the Catholic Church killed over 50 million Christians, whom they deemed ‘heretics‘?

Or the Protestant Reformation which shined as a light with the pure gospel of Messiah, and birthed the Protestant Churches that most Christians now attend.

Or the Great Awakening where worldwide missions saved many millions of people?

The book of Revelation is a war manual, which is layered. The Lord did this to hide its meaning from those who should not understand it.

In order to see how it all fits together you have to place the layers on top of each other, which allows you to see how the prophecies relate to convey the full message.

Here’s a basic timeline of the 7 church eras with the phase of the Rome beast they faced.

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7 Churches Of Revelation Timelin

A complete Revelation timeline will be provided that will combine all four layers together to give you more details about the fulfillment of the church eras. For now, this summary will simply help you see that they were in fact church eras.

The Church of Ephesus era occurred from 33-100 A.D.

The word Ephesus means “to relax from effort,” which matches Messiah admonishment to them, to return to the first works of faith and love, with zeal and fervor.

Note: You will see a pattern of the church name corresponding to their spiritual state.

The Roman Beast They Faced: The Roman Empire

Christian Groups During This Era: The Early Church led by Peter, Paul and the Apostles.

Main Events During This Era: The great fire of Rome in 64 A.D. was blamed on Christians, and Nero executed thousands of Christians.  They were killed in Coliseums by gladiators and lions by Emperor Domitian.

The Apostles spread the gospel in many countries and planted new churches, which required a lot of patience. They were burdened by opposition, and many were persecuted and killed.

All of the Apostles except John were killed by a violent death, which no doubt was disheartening to the church.

Many of them expected Messiah to return after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., so they may have relaxed their efforts.

The Church of Smyrna era, the Persecuted Church, occurred from 100-313 A.D.

The name Smyrna comes from the word “myrrh” which is a tree resin with a bitter taste that was crushed and used in perfume, in incense, and as a preservative in burial. It’s a symbol of death, which is appropriate for this church era.

Messiah had nothing about which to reprimand the church; He had only words of encouragement and comfort in her sufferings at the hands of her persecutors.

The Roman Beast They Faced: The Roman Empire

Christian Groups During This Era: The Early Church, led by Polycarp and other church leaders.

Main Events During This Era: Satan empowered the Romans to persecute Christians, to try to stop the progress of the Gospel.

The church of Messiah was hated in the Roman Empire, and every natural calamity, whether flood, earthquake or drought, was blamed on the Christians and on their refusal to worship the Roman gods.

The church era of Smyrna endured eight persecution periods from the Roman Emperors:

  • The Third Persecution occurred under Trajan in 108 A.D.
  • The Fourth Persecution occurred under Marcus Aurelius Antoninus in 162 A.D.
  • The Fifth Persecution commencing with Severus in 192 A.D.
  • The Sixth Persecution occurred under Maximus in 235 A.D.
  • The Seventh Persecution occurred under Decius in 249 A.D.
  • The Eighth Persecution occurred under Valerian in 257 A.D.
  • The Ninth Persecution occurred under Aurelian in 274 A.D.

The most terrible, most prolonged persecution in the history of the early church occurred during the Tenth Persecution, as Diocletian sought to root out Christianity from the very face of the earth, from 303-313 A.D.

Revelation 2:10, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

The “ten days” of tribulation that Messiah prophetically spoke of were 10 years of the Diocletianic Persecution where so many saints were martyred.

Under Maximin (Maxentius) this persecution reached its climax. Before the decisive battle, he  vowed to Jupiter (Satan) that, if victorious, he would abolish the Christian name.  The Lord caused the defeat and death of Maximin, which delivered the Church from the last and most implacable of her enemies. (History Unveiling Prophecy, Henry Grattan Guinness)

In 312 A.D, Constantine supposedly converted to Christianity, and then in 313 A.D., the Edict of Milan ended the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.

The Church of Pergamos era occurred from 313-538 A.D.

The name Pergamos in Greek means, “Married to the tower.”  Pagan worship originated in Babylon, where the tower represented their rise to become gods.

When the Medo-Persians conquered Babylon, the Babylonian priests moved to Pergamos and established a place of Satanic cultic idolatry, pagan worship, with various customs and deities.

So Pergamos is a perfect symbolic name for this church age, as Mystery Babylon, the Roman Catholic Church, who exalt themselves above all that is called God, rose to power during this time.

The Roman Beast They Faced: The Roman Empire as it collapsed.

Main Events During This Era: Satan lost power over the Roman Empire, as it collapsed.

Satan couldn’t destroy Messiah’s church with ten persecutions from Pagan Rome, so he changed his strategy to destroy it from within.

Satan caused Constantine to unite Christianity with pagan idol worship and feasts, and fornication.  Pagan Rome had many gods and idols, which they weren’t going to give up. So to make Satan’s Papal Church more acceptable to them, the church took the idols and simply gave them new names.

The Rome beast didn’t die, it simply changed its appearance and its approach, as Satan empowered the Roman Catholic Church to destroy Christ’s Church from within.

The era of the Church of Thyatira, the Pagan Church 538-1514 A.D.

Thyatira means “ruled by a woman,” which is the perfect name because this era was ruled by the Mother church of Papal Rome, who is the Great Harlot of Revelation, the Whore of Babylon.

The Roman Beast They Faced: The Roman Catholic Church.

Christian Groups During This Era: The Early Church, led by people groups such as the Waldenses (named afterPeter Waldo), the Albigenses, Hussites (named after John Huss) and Wycliffes (named after John Wycliffe)

Main Events During This Era: After the Roman Empire collapsed, Satan caused the Roman Catholic Church to be gain religious and civil power in 538 A.D., when Emperor Justinian issued a decree making the Pope head of all churches.

The Papal Church relentlessly sought to eliminate the Two Witnesses of the Word of God and the Church of Christ, and as this happened, the world became a very dark place where evil prevailed, called the Dark Ages.

During this church age and the next, Papal Rome tortured and killed over 50 million people they deemed heretics, most from Christ’s true church.

Messiah’s church eras of Thyatira and Sardis used the rod of iron, the Word of God, to know and testify about the pure gospel of Messiah, instead of salvation by works through the Papal Church.

They are the two lamp stands which stood as a witness against the Antichrist Papal Church during their 1,260 years of reign from 538-1798 A.D.

Peter Waldo, or Valdes, a man eminent among Medieval witnesses to the gospel of Christ, sold all he had in the year 1170, distributed to the poor, and became the leader to “certain missionary bands know thenceforth under the name of Waldenses, as well as “Poor Men of Lyons.”

Driven by persecution from the plain of Lombardy, the Waldenses took refuge in the valleys of the neighboring Alps, where for many centuries they maintained, in opposition to the Church of Rome, their witness to New Testament teachings. (History Unveiling Prophecy, Henry Grattan Guinness)

The astounding development of papal ambition in Innocent III, and the papal war of extermination which followed against the Albigenses and Waldenses, led the latter, early in the thirteenth century, to accept as an article of their creed the doctrine, “That the papacy and Church of Rome were to be regarded as the Apocalyptic Harlot Babylon, and by consequence Antichrist.” (Ibid, II, p. 371)

The Church of Sardis era, the Dead Church, occurred during the 1514 – 1798 A.D.

The meaning of the word “Sardis” is the “escaping one,” or those who “come out,” so it is an excellent symbol of the Church during the Reformation period, when Martin Luther and a number of other reformers protested against the false teaching, tyranny and claims of the Papal Church, and they heeded Messiah’s command and came out of her.

The Roman Beast They Faced: The Roman Catholic Church.

Christian Groups During This Era: The Huguenots

Main Events During This Era:

At this point the church had endured many persecutions from the Papal Church, and no doubt was tired of fighting against it.  In 1514, the Antichrist Papal Church pronounced Messiah’s Church as dead.

Through Martin Luther and others, they were reminded of justification by the righteousness of Christ, pardon through his blood, and atonement by his sacrifice, doctrines that had been lost.

They had to be reminded about these things, because the Papal Church had forbid them to read the Bible, which caused them to become weak and apathetic.

In 1525 A.D. William Tyndale published the first preserved English New Testament.

To counter that, in 1559 A.D, the Satan-empowered Papal Church at The Council of Trent declared that Preserved Bibles are on the “Index of Forbidden Books.”

Interestingly enough, in 1536 A.D. when Tyndale was being burned at the stake, he cried out “Lord, open the king of England’s eyes.”

God answered Tyndale’s prayer, as King Henry VIII of England authorized the Great Bible in 1540, and it was read aloud in church services of the Church of England. And then in 1611 A.D. the King James Bible was published.

With the advent of the printing press and the Word of God translated into English, millions of people were finally able to read the Bible.

They found salvation through faith, apart from works, in the pure gospel of our Messiah.

John Calvin, Martin Luther, and many other revered scholars, proclaimed that the Roman Catholic Church is the Antichrist ‘whore of Babylon’, who is guilty of the blood of the saints.

This means that the ‘man of sin‘, the ‘son of perdition‘ referred to in 2 Thes. 2:3, has already been revealed, so we’re not waiting for it to happen in the end times, as so many Pastors teach.

The Protestant Reformers told people to “come out of her” (Rev. 18) and millions left the Roman Catholic Church and were saved by faith in Messiah, which led to the formation of the Protestant churches.

Revelation 3:4, “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.”

Messiah used these excellent men who held to the truth of His doctrine, to shine the light of the love, grace and salvation of Messiah’s gospel into a dark world.

Martin Luther was a German monk, priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation.

John Calvin was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation.

John Eliot was a missionary who published a Bible in the Algonquian Native Americans’ language, and planted 14+ churches among them.

Sadly, and much to our loss, Christians today aren’t taught about these heroes of the faith. Most don’t even know what the Protestant Reformation was and how it impacts their lives even today.

It was the Protestants of the Reformation, who with the power of the Word of God, overcame the Holy Roman Empire in which the Pope, being head of the church of the civil state, could enforce his anti-biblical doctrine by means of civil law.

They instituted the rule of law, and in America they powerfully shaped the Constitution which was an entirely new kind of government, a representative republic based on the rule of law, the basis of which was the Bible.

Without the Reformation of the sixteenth century, the American Experiment of a new kind of civil government, in which having neither a state church nor a ruler claiming both temporal and spiritual authority, as the Pope does, could not have taken place.

Many immigrants from Europe, England, and Scotland fled to the American colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, because of the terrors that the Roman Catholic Church continued to perpetrate on their homelands.

Revelation 3:5, “He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

During the era of the Church of Sardis, Satan continued to use the Catholic Church to kill Christians.

Spain especially had her share in the responsibility of this iniquity, for under forty-five Inquisition trials, between the years 1481 and 1808, 31,658 were burnt alive, 18,049 were burnt in effigy, and 225,214 were condemned to galleys or imprisonment.

In 1555, Queen Mary, known as Bloody Mary, restored Roman Catholicism and persecuted Protestants.

In 1572, the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre targeted the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants), during the French Wars of Religion. By some it is supposed that at least 100,000 Huguenots suffered death.

In the seventeenth century, the Papacy was heavily invested in “ethnic cleansing” of the Bible-believing Vaudois, or “people of the valleys” of the Cottian Alps.

On 24 April 1655, an estimated 1,700 Waldensians were slaughtered; the massacre was so brutal it aroused indignation throughout Europe.

It is supposed that 50 Million Christians have perished in the Papal Church persecutions of the Waldenses, Albigenses, Bohemian Brethren, Vaudois, Wycliffites, and Protestants.

You can see how the battle of Messiah vs. Satan played out historically during this church era. And you can see why this period is referred to as the time of Great Tribulation.

The Catholic Church continued to persecute Christians, but more importantly, they implemented a new strategy of destroying Christianity by infiltrating it.

This started at the Council of Trent (which took place from 1545-1563 A.D.), where they mapped out their plans:

Since since they could not stop the word of God from spreading worldwide, they took steps to corrupt it.

To destroy Christianity, they became as Christians, and infiltrated seminaries and Bible schools, to pervert the Word of God and deceive from within, to corrupt their theology and bring them back to the Mother Church.

They deflected blame from them being accused of being the Antichrist by creating deceptions regarding the fulfillment of the prophecies in Daniel and Revelation.

All of these deceptions have grown to epic proportions over time, as most Christians are reading their corrupted Bible versions, and most believe their end-time prophecy deceptions.

In 1798 A.D., Napoleon’s army marched into Rome and captured the Pope, ending the reign of the Papacy, causing a deadly head wound of the beast of Revelation.

The era of the Church of Philadelphia occurred from 1798 – 1866 A.D.

Messiah did not have one word of condemnation for this church era, only words of praise for their faithful love and service.

The Roman Beast They Faced: Jesuit-controlled Roman Catholic Church and America

Christian Groups During This Era: The Great Awakening pastors.

Main Events During This Era:

His Church started to come back to life during the previous church era, and it gained strength and came fully alive during the era of Church of Philadelphia.

The “open door” was an unprecedented opportunity to preach the gospel throughout the world, to people who were open to receive it and embrace it.

This was the rise of the evangelical church in North America and the British Isles, as they took the word of God to the whole world.

A large number of souls were won to Christ during this time of revival called The Great Awakening, because of the missions of these great men of God:

George Whitefield (1714-70) was a friend of the Wesley’s and the first open-air preacher. Thousands got saved on two continents.

Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) was a Christian preacher and theologian, who is widely acknowledged to be America’s most important and original philosophical theologian, and one of America’s greatest intellectuals.

Francis Asbury (1745-1816) was the first of many Methodist “Circuit Riders.” He traveled 270,000 miles and preached 16,000 sermons, despite persecution.

William Carey (1761-1834) was the Baptist father of modern missions. In 1809 he finished the Bengali Bible, and published many more Bibles in other languages. Carey sailed for India, where he found an “open door,” and since then the Lord has opened the door into China, Japan, Korea, India, Africa and the isles of the sea, until there is not a country in the world where the missionary cannot go.

Adoniram Judson (1804-90) was a missionary to the Burmese people, and completed the translation into Burmese.

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834 – 1892) was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition and known as the “Prince of Preachers”.

You can see how the era of the Church of Philadelphia shined the light of the Gospel throughout the world.

Revelation 3:9-10, “Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie–indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”

The hour of trial will come upon the last church era of Laodecia, because the Church has fallen away from sound doctrine, and doesn’t understand who the Satan-empowered beast is, so she is exposed to its deception.

Revelation 3:11-13, “Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

The era of the Church of Laodicea, the Lukewarm Church, 1866 A.D. – present

Revelation 3:14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God.”

Laodicea means “power of the laity,” and it’s a fit description for two reasons:

After the deadly head wound of the Pope in 1798, the Babylonian-based Papal Church was brought back to life by the Jesuits, when in 1929 Mussolini signed a treaty with the Roman Catholic Church giving them political power once again.

Today the Papal Church clergy organizational structure controls 1.2 Billion members, which is 1/6th the world’s population.

The Roman Beast We Face: Jesuit-controlled Roman Catholic Church and America

Main Events During This Era:

Power of the Laity also applies to most Christians churches, that give all the power to the Pastor and some deacons, instead of following Paul’s five-fold ministry pattern.

Revelation 3:15-16, “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”

Messiah offered our current church age not one word of commendation, and says that we are lukewarm and self-satisfied.

Timothy warned about this time, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” 2 Timothy 3:1-5

I pray that after reading about the historical fulfillment of the first six church eras, you realize that we now live in the last church era of Laodicea, and you will understand the force of Messiah’s words to us and the consequences if we don’t follow His commands.

The flames of the Protestant Reformation and Great Awakening have been quenched.

The passion for winning souls has been passed off to Pastors and missionaries, instead of being borne by the Temple of God, Christians.

Churches have to liven up the worship and arts and teachings, to entertain the church members.

The desire to fight against the Antichrist system has been lost, because the Church doesn’t understand who Mystery Babylon is; instead they think that they will be raptured out before the Antichrist appears, so they can’t fight against it.

The church is compromised in sin, and doesn’t stand out from the rest of the world when it comes to divorce, drinking, watching evil movies, etc.

The church thinks that Satan will prevail in the end times, instead of understanding that Messiah will defeat the enemy through the remnant church.

Around us we see wealthy churches that are void of Christ’s Spirit and power, because they attempt to serve God and Mammon, which is impossible.

Many church leaders like Rick Warren are partnering with the Antichrist Roman Catholic Church in the name of peace.

The church has certainly fallen away from truth and zeal, and it’s first love, Christ.

Revelation 3:17, “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’–and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.”

Because most Pastors don’t teach that we indeed are in the era of the Church of Laodecia, we never understand the full impact of Messiah’s words against us.

Messiah warned, “Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”

Many will say to Me in that day, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’”

And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” Matthew 7:21-23

Since the Protestant Reformation, the Jesuits of the Papal Church have infiltrated the church, to deceive it.

Since they couldn’t stop the Word of God from spreading, they infiltrated and created new a revision of the Greek, and then created corrupted Bibles from that.

They infiltrated Bible schools and semitaries, to cause them to use their version of the Greek text and their modern Bibles, so as to be deceived.

They had Jesuit priests create an end-time tribulation period featuring a one-man Antichrist, as to deflect the accusations of the Protestant Reformers.

Their end-times deception causes Christians to believe that they will be raptured out and not have to face tribulation and the beast system.

They created the modern state of Israel to deceive Christians about the end times. ADD?

Through the use of social issues, the Roman Catholic Church seeks to draw true Evangelical Bible-believers into itself so that there can be no opposition by them on the fundamental issues of the authority of the Bible alone and the Gospel.

Popular Pastors like Chuck Swindoll, David Jeremiah and John MacArthur, teach prophecy concepts that support the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception.

Most Pastors have been deceived because seminaries have been infiltrated by Jesuits.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4

Most Christians think they know how end times will play out, but they have been blinded by the enemy.

Most Christians are naked, as they are exposed to the lies of the beast, and will be caught off-guard, instead of prepared for Messiah’s return.

Read all of the deceptions listed on this website and you will see how blind, poor and naked we are.

Friend, we have fallen far away from the Biblical truths and we have failed to identify the enemy, so we have no way to fight against it.

False Prophets have infiltrated churches and seminaries.

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1

The false gospel of humanism, personal development if you will, is being preached by many pastors such as Joel Osteen.

The mandate of the church is to preach the pure gospel of salvation through Messiah’s sacrifice, to make disciples who can share the gospel, and to identify false prophets.

It’s not about living your best life now; it’s about living your best life for Messiah now.

Is your Pastor teaching the true fulfillment of prophecy?

Or are they teaching the prophecy explanations from the Antichrist Papal Church?

You need to test what they say against the Word of God.

I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.”
Revelation 3:18

Pray for the Lord to give you eye salve to be able to see the truth. Read the Bible studies on this website to understand the true fulfillment of prophecy.

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21

We should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ.” Ephesians 4:14

Be clothed with the truth, so you’re not naked when He returns.

Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”

Messiah closes with a promise to the overcomers.

Revelation 3:19-22, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

Will you accept the Lord’s rebuke, repent of your past misunderstandings, and overcome the deceptions of the Antichrist beast, so that you can sit with Messiah?

Or will you be Lukewarm and risk being spit out of Messiah’s mouth?

Satan has prevailed during the last 100 years, as he has caused great deception in the Church.

But as you’ve seen, Christ always prevails over Satan’s plans, and He is raising up a remnant of believers to preach the pure Gospel, to identify false prophets to purify the church, and to oppose the Antichrist beast, the Roman Catholic Church

The Seven Seals Of Revelation Overview

Rome is the fourth kingdom of the prophecies in Daniel 2 and 7, and it was at the height of its power, when white horses were used in victory parades, and the Cretan Emperors wore a wreath, representing a crown.

The Early Church would have been familiar with those symbols, so they would have understood that the seal judgments were about the Roman Empire.

They would have deciphered the connection to Zechariah 6, whose red, black, and white horses, spoke of God’s judgment on Gentile powers.  But the Romans would not have known the Old Testament references.

John couldn’t say that the seals were about the fall of the Roman Empire, as that would have invited severe persecution from the Romans, so he used symbols to convey the message.

During the time of Rome’s rule, Jesus set up His kingdom which grew into millions of followers in a short period of time, because the Apostles and Early Church were scattered due to persecution, so the Gospel was spread around the Roman Empire.  Each of the Apostles traveled to other countries, sharing the Gospel.  Paul’s missions expanded the kingdom and established many Churches.

 “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” Daniel 2:44

Christ was going forth on His victorious mission of taking control of countries with His Gospel, and of avenging the martyrs deaths by causing the Roman Empire to collapse during the rest of the seal judgments.

Christ is overthrowing the greatest power the world has ever known, the mighty Roman Empire, and He is doing it not with weapons, but with the sword of His Word.

And He will return on a white horse to destroy the last phase of the Roman beast.

John was given the Revelation in 96 A.D., and in Revelation 1:1 Jesus told him that these things would take place shortly.

To the Church of the first three centuries the fulfillment of the Apocalypse had already begun, and was to continue without a break to the final consummation of all things.

The early Church interpreted the first vision, that of the crowned rider seated upon a white horse, armed with a bow, going forth “conquering and to conquer,” as a representation of Christ going forth on His victorious mission.

The fact that Christ had founded a Kingdom whose power was greater even than that of Rome, became early apparent. The words of Origen in his answer to Celsus strikingly exhibit the conviction of the primitive Church, that its marvelous progress could only be explained by attributing it to the action of supernatural power.

“Anyone who examines the subject will see that Jesus attempted and successfully accomplished works beyond the reach of human power. For although from the very beginning, all things opposed the spread of His doctrine in the world, — both the princes of the time, and their chiefs captains and generals, and all, to speak generally, who were possessed of the small influence, and in addition to these people, —yet it proved victorious, as being the Word of God, the nature of which is such that it cannot be hindered; and becoming more powerful than such adversaries, it made itself master of the whole of Greece, and a considerable portion of barbarian lands, and converted a countless number of souls to his religion.” Origen against Celsus, Ch. XXVIII

Historian Edward Gibbon said “While the Roman world was invaded by open violence, or under minded by slow decay, a pure and humble religion quietly insinuated itself into the minds of men; grew up in silence and obscurity; derived new vigour from opposition; and finally erected the triumphal banner of the Cross on the ruins of the Capital.

And in the vision thus interpreted is found a key to the entire prophecy; for this is the starting point of the whole. Seals, trumpets, and vials set forth a continuous course of history stretching to the consummation, having as its commencement the going forth of the Gospel of Christ to accomplish its world-subduing work.

No other interpretation was ever known in the Christian Church till the rise of futurism.

Here is a summary of the fulfillment of the seals, which will be explained in greater detail on the study pages.

1st Seal – The white horse represents the conquering Roman Empire, from 96 – 180 A.D., as it was a time of its greatest expansion and their military conquests were celebrated by riding white horses in their victory parades. Cretan Roman Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, each had a bow as their symbol. The crown represents the laurel wreathes of victory that were worn by the Caesars after their armies had won a military battle.

2nd Seal – The Red horse represents a bloody time in the Roman Empire from 185-284 A.D., as it went into a phase of revolution and civil war for 90 years, during which there were 32 emperors and 27 contenders for the throne.

3rd Seal – The Black horse represents a period gloom and despair, as the Romans suffered under excessive taxes that were needed to pay for wars. The prices for wheat and barley that the Lord decreed were the exact prices from 222-235 A.D.

4th Seal – The Pale horse represents 1/4th of Romans dying from famine, plague, pestilence and violence, from 250-300 A.D.  The word ‘earth‘ means land, not the whole Earth.  The Roman Empire is the land/earth of prophecy.

5th Seal – It represents the millions of martyrs who were killed by the Roman Empire, especially the Smyrna church martyrs who Emperor Diocletian persecuted for 10 years, from 303-312 A.D. Their blood is crying out for the Lord to avenge their deaths.

6th Seal – Earthquakes in the prophecy represent great political upheavals. Eastern Emperor Constantine defeated Diocletian’s army in 312 A.D., which ended the persecutions. Diocletian (the Sun) was so panic stricken, he died insane. Constantine defeated emperors Maxentius and Licinius to become sole ruler of both west and east by 324 A.D. The Roman leaders (stars) fell and their power receded as a scroll. The mountains and islands that were moved out of place, were the countries and people that were affected by this political change.

7th Seal – It represents the Lord sealing His servants before He sounds the 7 trumpets of judgment against the Pagan Roman Empire.

The First Seal Of Revelation 6

Revelation 1:2 reads, “and I saw, and lo, a white horse, and he who is sitting upon it is having a bow, and there was given to him a crown, and he went forth overcoming, and that he may overcome.”

Here’s a short summary of the fulfillment of the 1st seal of Revelation 6, then a video will give more details, followed by a verse by verse written explanation.

The white horse represents the conquering Roman Empire, from 96 – 180 A.D., as it was a time of its greatest expansion and their military conquests were celebrated by riding white horses in their victory parades. Cretan Roman Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, each had a bow as their symbol. The crown represents the laurel wreathes of victory that were worn by the Caesars after their armies had won a military battle.

 

The first seal is in Revelation 6:2, “And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”

The white horse in Revelation 19 represents Jesus coming in victory to conquer His enemies.

And the image of the white horse in Seal 1 also represents one who will conquer victoriously, the Roman Empire.

John was given the Revelation in 96 A.D., and in Revelation 1:1 Jesus told him that these things would take place shortly.

The Roman Empire fulfilled the first seal from 96 – 180 A.D., as it was a time of the Roman Empire’s greatest expansion and their military conquests were celebrated by riding white horses in their victory parades.

Their conquests expanded the Roman Empire until it occupied much of the territories of the three preceding empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece.

The bow relates to the Cretan Dynasty of Nerva, as Cretan warriors were known as the most famous race of bowmen in the ancient world.

Alexander the Great was never without a large company of Cretan archers and they were used by Roman armies during the time of Julius Caesar.

At the death of Emperor Domitian, the Roman Senate appointed an elder statesman named Nerva in his place, who was a colonist from the Island of Crete.

Cretan Warrior Bow

He was the first to occupy the Throne of Augustus who was not of Roman descent. He was selected on the merit of his ability.

Known as the “adoptive” emperors, the Nerva–Antonine dynasty consisted of seven Roman Emperors who ruled over the Roman Empire from 96 to 192. A.D.

Roman Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, each had a bow as their symbol.

The great general Trajan followed Nerva and not only re-established Rome as a conquering force, but established his greatness among scholars as perhaps second only to Augustus.

Marcus Aurelius (as well as the sometimes forgotten Lucius Verus) continued that pattern while re-establishing military superiority among the bordering Germanic tribes.
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Roman Emperor Laurel Crown Of VictoryThe crown represents the laurel wreathes of victory that were worn by the Caesars after their armies had won a military battle.

Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius had a coin struck that had him wearing his laurel crown on one side and on the back had him going forth and conquering.

The Cretan period was a time of conquest, when they were at the height of their power and prestige, so the white horse was going out conquering and to conquer.

Edward Gibbon, the 18th century historian who penned ‘Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’, describes 2nd century Rome as perhaps the greatest time of all for humanity.

In the second century of the Christian Era, the empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilized portion of mankind.

If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus. The vast extent of the Roman empire was governed by absolute power, under the guidance of virtue and wisdom.”

The period would come to an end amidst plague and the weariness of war with the death of Aurelius in AD 180. As his son Commodus ascended the throne as sole emperor, thus ending the period of ‘adoptive’ authority, the stability and cohesiveness of the previous era would begin to unravel.

During this same time Messiah setup His kingdom, fulfilling Daniel 2, so He in effect began to conquer the nations with His Gospel.

Bible scholar and historian Henry Grattan Guinness says that the Early Church interpreted the first vision, that of the crowned rider seated upon the white horse, armed with a bow, going forth “conquering and the conquer,” as a representation of Messiah going forth on His victorious mission.

Daniel 2:44 foretold that Messiah would setup His kingdom in the days of the four beast. “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.”

The fact that Messiah had founded a Kingdom whose power was greater even than that of Rome, become early apparent. The kingdom of Messiah expanded rapidly, by supernatural power, during the first few centuries; while Messiah caused the Roman Empire to collapse.

Messiah has empowered His Church with the Word of God, the rod of iron, to take control of the nations. Henry Grattan Guinness says;

And in the vision thus interpreted is found a key to the entire prophecy; for this is the starting point of the whole. Seals, trumpets and vials set forth a continuous course of history stretching to the consummation, having as its commencement the going forth of the Gospel of Christ to accomplish its world-subduing work.

The inference is unavoidable that the Apocalypse presents a prophetic foreview of the entire course of Christian history, from the foundation of the Church to the end of the world. Nor was any other interpretation ever known in the Christian world till the rise of modern futurism.”

Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible, written in the 17th century says;

Some, by this white horse, understand the gospel; others, the Roman empire. And by him that sat thereon with a bow, some understand Christ going forth with power to convert the nations; others (and in my opinion more probably) the Roman emperors, armed with power, and having the imperial crown, carrying all before them. So as that which God intended by this to reveal to St. John, was, that the Roman emperors should yet continue, and use their power against his church.

Those that understand by the white horse, the gospel, or God’s dispensations to his church under the first period, and by the rider, Christ, (amongst whom is our famous Mede), think, that hereby all the time is signified from Christ’s ascension, which was in the thirty-fourth year after his incarnation, till the time that all the apostles were dead, that is, the first hundred years after Christ (for so long histories tell us John lived).

It was the age then current, and so may take up part of the vision of things that were to come. The history of all but forty of those years we have in the Acts, till Paul was carried prisoner to Rome. In this period ruled Augustus Caesar, (in whose time Christ was born, Lu 2:1), Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero, Galba, Otho, F. Vespasianus, Titus, and Domitian, Nerva, and Trajan, ten or eleven in all.

They went on conquering, and to conquer the world. But till Nero’s time, about the year 66, they did not begin to persecute the Christians; nor did Vespasian and Titus much rage, nor Domitian, till he had reigned eight years: so as I leave it indifferent to the reader, whether to understand by the white horse and his rider, God’s dispensations of providence to his church these first years, causing his gospel to prevail much, and conquering many to the profession of it, or the Roman empire, with those that ruled it: what is said is true of both.

John Wesley’s Notes on the Bible, written in the 18th century, says;

And I saw, and behold a white horse, and he that sat on him had a bow – This colour, and the bow shooting arrows afar off, betoken victory, triumph, prosperity, enlargement of empire, and dominion over many people.

Another horseman, indeed, and of quite another kind, appears on a white horse, chap. xix, 11. But he that is spoken of under the first seal must be so understood as to bear a proportion to the horsemen in the second, third, and fourth seal.

Nerva succeeded the emperor Domitian at the very time when the Revelation was written, in the year of our Lord 96. He reigned scarce a year alone; and three months before his death he named Trajan for his colleague and successor, and died in the year 98.

Trajan’s accession to the empire seems to be the dawning of the seven seals. And a crown was given him – This, considering his descent, Trajan could have no hope of attaining. But God gave it him by the hand of Nerva; and then the east soon felt his power.

And he went forth conquering and to conquer – That is, from one victory to another. In the year 108 the already victorious Trajan went forth toward the east, to conquer not only Armenia, Assyria, and Mesopotamia, but also the countries beyond the Tigris, carrying the bounds of the Roman empire to a far greater extent than ever.

We find no emperor like him for making conquests. He aimed at nothing else; he lived only to conquer. Meantime, in him was eminently fulfilled what had been prophesied of the fourth empire, Da 2:40, vii, 23, that he should “devour, tread down, and break in pieces the whole earth.”

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible, written in the 18th century, says;

And I saw, and behold a white horse,… Representing the ministration of the Gospel in the times of the apostles, which were just now finishing, John being the last of them, who saw this vision; and the “horse” being a swift, majestic, and warlike creature, and fearless of opposition and war, may design the swift progress of the Gospel in the world, the majesty, power, and authority with which it came, and opposition it met with, and which was bore down before it;

and its “white” colour may denote the purity of Gospel truths, the peace it proclaims, the joy brings, and the triumph that attends it, on account of victories obtained by it, and which is afterwards suggested: white horses were used in triumphs, in token of victory; a white horse, in a dream, is a good sign with the Jews; and Astrampsychus says, a vision of white horses is an apparition of angels; and so one of those angels which the Jews suppose to have the care of men, and the preservation of them, is said to ride by him, and at his right hand, upon a white horse; but the rider here is not an angel, but the head of all principality and power:

and he that sat on him had a bow; with arrows; the bow is the word of the Gospel, and the arrows the doctrines of it; see Hab 3:9; so called for their swift motion, sudden and secret striking, piercing, and penetrating nature, reaching to the very hearts of men; laying open the secret thoughts and iniquity thereof; wounding, and causing them to fall, and submit themselves to the sceptre of Christ’s kingdom:

and a crown was given unto him; by God the Father; expressive of Christ’s regal power and authority, of his honour and dignity, and of his victories and conquests:

and he went forth, conquering and to conquer; in the ministration of the Gospel, which went forth, as did all the first ministers of it, from Jerusalem, to the several parts of the world; from the east, on which side of the throne was the first living creature, who called upon John to come and see this sight, as the standard of the tribe of Judah, which had a lion upon it, was on the east side of the camp of Israel;

and out of Zion went forth the word of the Lord, which was very victorious, both among Jews and Gentiles, to the conversion of thousands of them, and to the planting of a multitude of churches among them, and to the setting up and advancing the kingdom of Christ; but inasmuch as yet all things are not made subject to him, he is represented as going forth in the Gospel, still conquering, and to conquer, what remain to be conquered: that Christ is designed by him that sat on the white horse, and is thus described, is evident from Re 19:11;

with which compare Ps 45:3, though as this emblem may respect the Roman empire, the white horse may be an emblem of the strong, warlike, and conquering state of it; and the rider which a bow and crown may design Vespasian, whom Christ made use of as an instrument to conquer his enemies the Jews, and who, in consequence thereof, had the imperial crown put upon him; and it may be further observed, that though his conquest of them was a very great one, yet they afterwards rose up in the empire, in great numbers, rebelled, and did much mischief, when they were entirely conquered by Trajan and Hadrian, who seem to be intended in the next seal.

Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible from the early 19th century explains;

A white horse – Supposed to represent the Gospel system, and pointing out its excellence, swiftness, and purity.

He that sat on him – Supposed to represent Jesus Christ.

A bow – The preaching of the Gospel, darting conviction into the hearts of sinners.

A crown – The emblem of the kingdom which Christ is to establish on earth.

Conquering, and to conquer – Overcoming and confounding the Jews first, and then the Gentiles; spreading more and more the doctrine and influence of the cross over the face of the earth.

You can clearly see that the 1st Seal of Revelation has been fulfilled by the Roman Empire and/or by Messiah establishing His kingdom, so it does not apply to the end times. This is proven as the other seals caused the downfall of the Roman Empire, as part of Messiah’s judgment on them for being pagan and for killing His followers.

The Second Seal Of Revelation 6

Revelation 1:3-4 reads, “When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.

In the previous study, you learned that the white horse of the 1st Seal Of Revelation 6 represented the time of the greatest expansion of the Roman Empire as they made many conquests from 96-180 A.D.

During the same time, Christ was going forth on His victorious mission of taking control of countries with His Gospel, and of avenging the martyrs deaths by causing the Roman Empire to collapse during the rest of the seal judgments.

Christ is overthrowing the greatest power the world has ever known, the mighty Roman Empire, and He is doing it not with weapons, but with the sword of His Word.  Jesus will return on a white horse to destroy the last phase of the Roman beast.

Here’s a short summary of the fulfillment of the 2nd seal of Revelation 6, then a video will give more details, followed by a verse by verse explanation.

The Red horse represents a bloody time in the Roman Empire from 180-284 A.D., as it went into a phase of revolution and civil war for 90 years, during which there were 32 emperors and 27 contenders for the throne.

 

The Lord Jesus is judging the pagan Roman Empire because they killed millions of Christians.  He is avenging justice for their deaths.

The color of the horses represents the condition of the Roman people at that time, and the description of the rider represents the cause of their condition.

Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth.

Changing from white to red indicated the change from peace to bloodshed. The next era of the Romans was a bloody time and the horseman has a sword.

The earth envisioned by John was the Roman Earth, the Earth of prophecy, the territories of Europe and the Mediterranean; not the whole world as Mark and most Pastors teach.

that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.

When the Cretan Dynasty came to an end, this marked the beginning of Rome’s downfall.

The Roman Empire went into a phase of revolution and civil war for 90 years, during which there were 34 emperors and many contenders for the throne.  All but two of them were poisoned or killed by the sword.

During this period, peace was taken from the Roman Empire, which was the seat of civilization and it was constantly torn by bloody battles between rival competitors for power.

Note: When the Early Church read John’s words, they would have understood that the prophecy applied to the Roman Empire, but the Romans would not understand.

This is one of the main reason that symbols are used, to hide the message from those who should not understand it.

If Jesus would have had John write that “the Roman Empire will have a civil war and they will kill each other,” the Romans would not have tolerated such teachings, and they would have persecuted the followers of Christ even more.

John describes the Roman Earth, not the whole Earth.  He is describing the events that took place in the areas that Rome controlled.

John uses the word ghay for earth, which means “a region.”

Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible says regarding the fulfillment of the second seal of Revelation;

In inquiring now into the period referred to by this symbol, we naturally look to that which immediately succeeded the one which was represented by the opening of the first seal; that is, the period which followed the accession of Commodus, A.D. 180.

We shall find, in the events which succeeded his accession to the empire, a state of things which remarkably accords with the account given by John in this emblem–so much so, that if it were supposed that the book was written after these events had occurred, and that John had designed to represent them by this symbol, he could not have selected a more appropriate emblem.

In the authoritative book History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by the English historian Edward Gibbon, we find confirmation about the bloody civil war;

Civil war and bloodshed: to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another. Of the applicability of this to the time supposed to be represented by this seal, we have the fullest confirmation in the series of civil wars commencing with the assassination of the emperor Commodus, A.D. 193, and continued with scarcely any intervals of intermission for eighty or ninety years.”

J.C.L. De Sismondi in the book History of the fall of the Roman Empire says;

With Commodus’ death commenced the third and most calamitous period. It lasted ninety-two years, from 193 to 284. During that time, thirty-two emperors, and twenty-seven pretenders to the empire, alternately hurled each other from the throne, by incessant civil warfare.

Ninety-two years of almost incessant civil warfare taught the world on what a frail foundation the virtue of the Antonines had reared the felicity of the empire.”

The Third Seal Of Revelation 6

Revelation 6:5-6, “I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”

Here’s a short summary of the fulfillment of the 3rd seal of Revelation 6, then a video will give more details, followed by a verse by verse explanation.

The Black horse represents a period gloom and despair, as the Romans suffered under excessive taxes that were needed to pay for wars. The prices for wheat and barley that the Lord decreed were the exact prices from 222-235 A.D.

Remember that Messiah is judging the pagan Roman Empire because they killed millions of Christians.  He is avenging justice for their deaths.

The color of the horse represents the condition of the Roman people at that time, and the description of the rider represents the cause of their condition.

Roman Coin With BalancesThe black horse represents the despair and gloom of the Roman people, as they were taxed excessively to pay for all of the wars, which caused a major economic depression.

As you can see on this coin, the pair of scales represented the justice and commerce of the Roman Empire.

If citizens couldn’t pay their taxes in coinage, they were allowed to pay with the equivalency of wheat or barley.

The prices given for wheat and barley were the exact price at the time of Emperor Severus Alexander, who was in power from 222-235 A.D..

As the taxes increased, the burden got heavier on the people and they were ground down and they suffered as the economy declined.

To hurt not the oil and the wine, means to be not unjust to them.  In other words, let the taxation be fair as compared to the prices of wheat and barley, instead of raising the prices on oil and wine even more.

In those days, oil and wine were not just luxuries, but they served many purposes in people’s lives.  Paul told Timothy, “No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities.”

The agricultural industry was ruined under this heavy taxation, which lead to famine.  People moved away from the farmlands into the cities, where they would suffer from the famine.

Historian Arther Ferrill agrees with other Roman historians such as A.H.M. Jones:

    …the decay of trade and industry was not a cause of Rome’s fall. There was a decline in agriculture and land was withdrawn from cultivation, in some cases on a very large scale, sometimes as a direct result of barbarian invasions.

However, the chief cause of the agricultural decline was high taxation on the marginal land, driving it out of cultivation. Jones is surely right in saying that taxation was spurred by the huge military budget and was thus ‘indirectly’ the result of the barbarian invasion

The Fourth Seal Of Revelation 6

Revelation 6:7-8, “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”

Here’s a short summary of the fulfillment of the 4th seal of Revelation 6, then a video will give more details, followed by a verse by verse explanation.

The Pale horse represents 1/4th of Romans dying from famine, plague, pestilence and violence, from 250-300 A.D.  The word ‘earth‘ means land, not the whole Earth.  The Roman Empire is the land/earth of prophecy.

The color of the horse represents the condition of the Roman people at that time, and the description of the rider represents the cause of their condition.

The pale horse represents an era of death in the Roman Empire.  Again, it’s not speaking of the whole Earth, just the Roman Earth.

“Hell” or “Hades” is better translated as the grave, as many people died.

Acts 2:27 says “For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption,” meaning Jesus was in the grave.

Helling your potatoes‘ means a farmer was going to dig a hole and bury them in the ground.

The pale horseman rode force and the Roman Empire crumbled into the most dreadful state of disorder and chaos, where their society had almost completely broken down.

At one time  5,000 people were dying every day.

Historian Edward Gibbon recorded that one quarter (a fourth of the earth) of the population of the entire Roman Empire died of famine, plaque, pestilence, and of the violence.

So you can see that Messiah was talking about 1/4 of the Roman Empire dying, and it’s not about the end times.

The Fifth Seal Of Revelation 6

Here’s a short summary of the fulfillment of the 5th seal of Revelation 6, then a video will give more details, followed by a verse by verse explanation.

It represents the millions of martyrs who were killed by the Roman Empire, especially the Smyrna church martyrs who Emperor Diocletian persecuted for 10 years, from 303-312 A.D. Their blood is crying out for the Lord to avenge their deaths.

The vision under the fifth seal of the souls of the martyrs beneath the altar, was interpreted by the Church of the first three centuries as representing the continuous persecutions and martyrdoms of Christ’s saints; while the sixth was regarded as a vision of the judgments attending the consummation, or close of the age. (History Unveiling Prophecy, Henry Grattan Guinness)

Revelation 6:9-10, “When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”

The reason that Jesus opened the first four seals was to avenge the blood of the 10 million martyrs who had been killed by the Roman Empire.

There are two groups of martyrs spoken of in Revelation.  The first was those who were killed by the Roman Empire.

The second group were killed during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition came, when from 50-100 million martyrs were slain by Papal Rome and the countries that they controlled.

The first four seals of Revelation were symbolic, which means that the 5th one is too.

So these saints aren’t continually under the altar crying out to God to avenge them.

When they receive their reward, they won’t have tears.  How can they be in heaven, gazing on the glory of Jesus, and literally be crying day and night?

Genesis 4:10 says that Abel’s blood cries out to God from the ground.  Since Abel was dead, it’s obviously symbolic.

And our Lord was faithful in avenging their deaths from His sake, as He poured out His wrath on the Roman Empire.

The Pagan Roman persecutions ended when Constantine issued the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., which gave liberty to the Christians.

The Sixth Seal Of Revelation 6

Here’s a short summary of the fulfillment of the 6th seal of Revelation 6, then a video will give more details, followed by a verse by verse explanation.

Earthquakes in the prophecy represent great political upheavals. Eastern Emperor Constantine defeated Diocletian’s army in 312 A.D., which ended the persecutions. Diocletian (the Sun) was so panic stricken, he died insane. Constantine defeated emperors Maxentius and Licinius to become sole ruler of both west and east by 324 A.D. The Roman leaders (stars) fell and their power receded as a scroll. The mountains and islands that were moved out of place, were the countries and people that were affected by this political change.

Revelation 6:12-13, “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.

Earthquakes in the prophetic scriptures represent great political upheavals.

Constantine became a great Emperor and Rome had the opportunity to repent.  However, this she failed to do and the Roman Empire split into two opposing halves, the Western half and Eastern half.

The sun, moon and stars are symbolic of earthly dignitaries, great political authorities and great lights in the political or religious heavens.

We know this because in Genesis 37:8-10, Joseph had a dream, ..”And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me. So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?” It was symbolic of the power structure.

Isaiah used this same terminology when he referred to the judgment of God against the leadership of Babylon in Isaiah 13:10 “For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light; The sun will be darkened in its going forth, And the moon will not cause its light to shine.“ And indeed, the power of Babylon was destroyed by the Medo-Persian empire.

Not convinced?  Read these examples which are clearly not about the literal Sun, moon and stars.

Isaiah 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

Isaiah 34:3-5 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.

Ezekiel 32:6-8 I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee. And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.

Amos 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:

These are not descriptions of final judgment. They are oracles against Babylon (Is. 13) and against Edom (Is. 34) and Egypt (Ezek. 32) and the northern kingdom of Israel (Amos). Point at issue: We are not dealing with literal events here, but apocalyptic imagery

So in the 6th seal of Revelation, it represents the downfall of Roman leadership, as they used to rule a large empire, but now their power was diminishing.

“Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.” Revelation 6:14

The Roman Empire was vast with many leaders overseeing provinces, so the “sky receding as a scroll” represents the Roman Empire losing its power over the nations.

The mountains and islands that were moved out of their places, were all of the nations that were affected by the fall of the Roman Empire

Revelation 6:15-17, “And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

The Romans had been the kings of the earth for many years. They had gathered the riches of the world, as they conquered. Their military had no equal. The leaders had become spoiled by their conquests, as nobody was able to oppose them.

But in 375 A.D., God sent the Ostrogoths and Huns, who routed the Roman army in the battle of Adrianople.

And in 395 A.D., the Visigoths led by Alaric rampaged through Greece and Italy and captured the city of Rome in 410 A.D..

The once invincible Roman Army was now hiding from the attacks of their enemies, which came because our Lord sent them to execute His wrath.

As the Roman Empire collapsed around them, the kings and mighty men would no doubt remember all the Christian warnings of God’s coming wrath, and also remember their courage to die for their faith.

The 5th seal of Revelation represents the blood of the martyrs crying out for vengeance from our Lord.

So the 6th seal of Revelation represents Jesus exacting justice against the Roman Empire, for shedding the blood of the saints.

Revelation 7 Sealing of the 144,000 Of Revelation 7

Here’s a short summary of the fulfillment of the 7th seal of Revelation 8, followed by a verse by verse explanation.

It represents the Lord sealing His servants before He sounds the 7 trumpets of judgment against the Pagan Roman Empire.

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” Revelation 7:3

The upcoming trumpet judgments pertain to the Roman earth, the sea and the trees, so before God sends army after army against the pagan Roman Empire, He is sealing His people so that they are not harmed.

And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.” Revelation 7:4

144,000 is a symbolic number, reflecting the 12 tribes. God uses the number 12 as an organization number, 12 tribes, 12 disciples.

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;”” Revelation 7:9

We are not to think that God only marked and protected 144,000.  John tells us that there was a great multitude that no man could number.

And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Revelation 7:13-14

These are the martyrs who were killed by the Roman Empire.  There were 10 persecution periods under Rome, the most severe was the last 10 years, from 303-312 A.D., which the era of the Church of Smyrna endured.

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Revelation 2:10

The Seventh Seal Of Revelation 8

Here’s a short summary of the fulfillment of the 7th seal of Revelation 8, then a video will give more details, followed by a verse by verse explanation.

Trumpets can be a single of war, as Jeremiah 4:19 shows:

O my inward parts, my inward parts! I am in pain! O the walls of my heart! My heart pounds in me, I am not silent. For you have heard, O my being, the sound of the ram’s horn, a shout of battle!

It represents  the preparation of 7 trumpets of war against the pagan Roman Empire, when He sent army after army against them.

Revelation 8:1, “When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

Beata-Tranquillitas-CoinIn the context of the historical fulfillment of the seals of Revelation, when Constantine gave the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., it gave liberty to the Christians, and there was peace for a little while.

There was a coin minted during this time that said “Beata Tranquillitas” which means “Blessed Tranquility”.

Revelation 8:2-6, “And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake. So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.”

So why did the Lord switch from Seals to Trumpets?

In the Old Testament, the blowing of trumpets was often used to proclaim that God was about to pronounce judgment upon a wicked system, city, country or people.

The seventh seal is divided into seven Trumpet judgments, as the Lord sent the Goths, Vandals, Huns, Heruli, Saracens and Turks, to invade and scourge the Roman territory.

As you’ve seen in the previous studies, Jesus executed justice against the Roman empire causing it to collapse, and He will continue to pour out His wrath during the 7 trumpet judgments.

The Lord was angry at those who killed His followers, but He didn’t wait 2,000 years to execute justice.

The prayers of Christians who suffered persecution at the hands of the Romans, were collected, offered up to God, and our Lord has already executed justice on behalf of the martyrs who were killed by the Roman Empire.

The Falling Away Of 2 Thessalonians 2

 

There certainly is a falling away from truth during these end times, but the falling away that Paul was referring to in 2 Thessalonians 2 occurred before the Son of Perdition appeared in the 6th century.

Satan had empowered the Roman Empire to try to wipe out the Early Church, but even after they killed 10 million saints, the Church of Christ kept growing.

Add in that God was causing the Roman Empire to collapse, and Satan changed His strategy.

He empowered the Bishops of Rome and Emperor Constantine to create a false religion of Christianity, the Catechism, to seek to destroy the Church of Christ from within.

He combined the pagan Babylonian/Roman beliefs with the basic tenants of the Scriptures, to create the beginnings of the Roman Catholic Church.

And after being severely persecuted, many followers of Messiah compromised with Rome in the name of peace.

At the First Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. they changed the calendar to be based on the Sun, not a lunisolar calendar as God ordained in the Bible.

In Constantine’s Christian Creed, he banned observing God’s Holy Feast days, which Messiah is fulfilling to redeem His bride.

I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms, unleavened breads and sacrifices of lambs of the Hebrews, and all the other feasts of the Hebrews, sacrifices, prayers, aspirations, purifications, sanctifications, and propitiations, and fasts and new moons, and Sabbaths, and superstitions, and hymns and chants, and observances and synagogues. absolutely everything Jewish, every Law, rite and custom.”

What the Popes of Rome declared as “Jewish” was in fact God’s commandments, which all of His followers are to obey.

Satan was creating a new Christian sect, the Roman Catholic Church, which would pervert all of the commands of God.

In place of God’s Holy Feast days, they created ‘christian’ holidays which were based on pagan Roman dates.

In 325 A.D., at the First Council of Nicaea, they established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon following the March equinox.

Prior to this, the Romans worshiped Cybele and her lover/son Attis. Supposedly born of a virgin, Attis died and was reborn annually. The festival began as a day of blood on Black Friday and culminated after 3 days in a day of rejoicing over the resurrection.

Do you see the parallels with Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday? This appeased the pagan Romans, as they still had their holiday.  And it drew in the Christians to celebrate on this pagan day.

In 350 A.D. Pope Julius I declared December 25 the official date of Christmas.

Prior to this, December 25th had been the Roman feast of Sol Invictus (open unconquered Sun), where they celebrated Sun worship.

Their belief was that the Sun died on 12/21, the winter solstice, when daylight was at its shortest. Then after 3 days of being dead, they celebrated it’s rebirth on 12/25.

At the Council of Laodicea in 363 A.D., they banned followers of Messiah from observing the luni-solar sabbath, and instituted the Sunday as Lord’s Day.

Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day. Rather, honoring the Lord’s Day. But if any shall be found to be Judaizers, let them be anathema (against) from Christ”.

But the Lord they are referring to is Lord Ba’al, which is worshiped on SUNday.

Subsequently special creeds were drafted, to which the Christian would have to swear such as:

I accept all customs, rites, legalism, and feasts of the Romans, sacrifices. Prayers, purifications with water, sanctifications by Pontificus Maximus (high priests of Rome), propitiations, and feasts, and the New Sabbath “So! dei” (day of the Sun,), all new chants and observances, and all the foods and drinks of the Romans.”

In other words, Christians had to absolutely accept everything Roman, every new law, rite and custom, of Rome, and the New Roman Religion.

Keep in mind that the Christians had endured relentless persecution from Rome, and now they are being exalted to positions of power and treated well, so they are susceptible to compromise.

As so the falling away was a falling away from the truth faith, away from the commands of the Word of the Father, into a Babylonian-based Roman cult of Christianity.

The First Trumpet Of Revelation 8

Many Pastors teach that when the end times 1st trumpet of Revelation 8 sounds, literal hail and fire will be thrown down to the earth, burning up 1/3rd of the trees and all the green grass.

In this Bible study you will learn that the true historical fulfillment of the first trumpet represents our Lord sending the Goths, led by Alaric, to attack the Roman Empire from 400-410 A.D.

Our Lord is exacting vengeance against the Roman Empire because Satan had empowered them to kill millions of Christians, in his attempt to wipe out Christianity.

 

Rev 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.”

The Bible defines hail as symbolic of war.

Have you entered the treasury of snow, Or have you seen the treasury of hail, Which I have reserved for the time of trouble, For the day of battle and war?“ Job 38:22-23

Isaiah 28:2 speaks of God sending the King of Assyria and his army against the House of Israel, “Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, Like a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, Like a flood of mighty waters overflowing, Who will bring them down to the earth with His hand.”

Fierce Gothic tribes had been at war with the Romans along the Northern frontier for many years, but they were restrained by the genius of Roman military leader Theodosius. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goths

But when he died in 395 A.D., the northern cloud of warriors, who had so long been gathering, discharged itself with fury upon the Roman Empire.

The barriers of the Danube were thrown open, as the uncommon severity of the winter allowed them to roll their large wagons over the broad and icy back of the river.

From 395 – 410 A.D., under the rule of Alaric, the Goths moved in the direction in which literal hail comes, and attacked the Roman empire in Greece, Gaul, Spain, and then 300,000 Goths invaded Italy.

This caused the Roman Empire to withdraw its troops from the British Isles, which made them vulnerable to invasion from Anglos and Saxons from Denmark and NW Germany.

The fire represents their scorched earth policy in their invasions of enemy territory, as they burned everything in their path, and there was much blood being poured out.

Thus did the first great storm of hail lay waste the Roman Empire.

The trees represent the proud and lofty people who were destroyed, as Israel was often likened to trees.

“For thus says the Lord to the house of the king of Judah… I will prepare destroyers against you, everyone with his weapons: and they shall cut down your choice cedars, and cast them into the fire…Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshiped other gods,…O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.” Jeremiah 22:6,7,9,29

Isaiah 40:7 shows that the grass represents common people.

The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass.”

The green grass represents peace among the people, and the burning represents the destruction of the peace, as the countryside was pillaged and ravaged.

Alaric confirmed that he was sent by God to attack the Romans when he said, “It is not of my own will that I do this; there is One who forces me on and will not let me rest, bidding me spoil Rome.”

Can you now see the Biblical, historical fulfillment of First Trumpet of Revelation 8?

Now you know that any person who teaches that it is fulfilled in the future, is teaching you false prophecy.

The Second Trumpet Of Revelation 8

Many Pastors teach that when the end times 2nd trumpet of Revelation 8 sounds, a literal mountain will be thrown in the sea, turning it to blood, killing the creatures and destroying the ships.

In this Bible study you will learn that the true historical fulfillment of the second trumpet represents our Lord sending the Vandals, led by Genseric, to attack the Roman Empire.

Our Lord is exacting vengeance against the Roman Empire because Satan had empowered them to kill millions of Christians, in his attempt to wipe out Christianity.

 

Revelation 8:8-9 “And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.”

A mountain in Biblical symbolism represents a great nation, an empire or a kingdom.

In speaking of Babylon, God declared, “Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, Who destroys all the earth,” says the Lord. “And I will stretch out My hand against you, Roll you down from the rocks, And make you a burnt mountain.” Jeremiah 51:24-25

The sea in Biblical symbolism represents large centers of people — nations.

When the great army of Medo-Persia came against Babylon, God declared in Jeremiah 51:42-43, “The sea is come up upon Babylon; she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof, her cities are desolation.

Our Lord’s wrath is against Pagan Rome, as they persecuted Christ’s Church and helped combine paganism with Christianity.

The Lord had sent Alaric and his army who destroyed the lands and cohesion of the Roman armies, but they left a considerable power of the Roman navy intact.

The second trumpet represents the Vandals (a branch of the Goths) under the leadership of Genseric, who was known as the “tyrant of the seas” attacking Rome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vandals

They fought naval battles against Rome in the Mediterranean Sea between 425 – 470 A.D., and they destroyed Roman ships by pirating the seas. (1/3rd the seas)

The Vandals were like a great burning mountain that attacked the coast-lands on the Mediterranean and all the islands, leaving bloodshed and confusion in their wake.

Many portions of the sea were turned to blood, as ships were captured and many sailors were killed.

The word vandalism comes from this time, as they plundered the empire and stripped it of gold and silver, and ornaments and trophies.

By former ravages, the power of Rome had been greatly weakened, but by Genseric it was utterly broken.

Genseric, like Alaric the Visigoth, believed himself to be an agent of divine wrath.

“At length the work (of ravaging the coast) became almost monotonous and the choice of a victim hard. Once, when the fleet had weighed anchor and was sailing forth from the broad harbor of Carthage the helmsman turned to the king and asked for what part he should steer.

For the men with whom God is angry“, answered the Vandal king and left the winds and the waters to settle the question who were the proper objects of the wrath of heaven.” (Thomas Hodgkin. “Dynasty of Theodosius” pp 219-220).

Can you now see the Biblical, historical fulfillment of the second trumpet of Revelation 8?

Now you know that any person who teaches that it is fulfilled in the future, is teaching you false prophecy.

The Third Trumpet Of Revelation 8

Many Pastors teach that when the end times 3rd trumpet of Revelation 8 sounds, a literal meteor will fall from the sky and make the river water bitter, killing many men.

In this Bible study you will learn that the true historical fulfillment of the third trumpet represents our Lord sending the Huns, led by Attila to war against the Roman Empire.

Our Lord is exacting vengeance against the Roman Empire because Satan had empowered them to kill millions of Christians, in his attempt to wipe out Christianity.

 

Revelation 8:10-11, “And a great burning star, like a lamp, fell out of the heaven. And it fell onto the third part of the rivers, and onto the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.”

A falling star is a great person or leader, who executes evil plans from Satan, which are used by God to execute His judgment.

The great burning (destroying) star was the king of the Huns, Attila, who was called “the scourge of God.”

Attila the Hun came on the scene after the Goths and Vandals. The Huns were wild, hideous barbarians who did everything on horseback. They were divided into groups called Hordes, who had their own Chieftan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila

Historian Gibbon says that all of Attila the Hun’s major battles were fought on rivers. His strategy was to lure Roman armies into crossing the rivers after he had feigned a retreat. While the armies were crossing the rivers he ordered his troops to attack.

He came from the area around a river in Illyricum which in Greek is called “Apsynthos” (Wormwood).

The absinthe plant — Wormwood — grows freely in the Alps and is bitter and is associated with gall in Scripture (Deut. 29:18).

Therefore, the same name gives us both the local origin of the “great star” and the effect of his war on the Roman third. Attila burnt cities, massacred and enslaved inhabitants and generally caused despair, famine and bitterness.

Attila and his 800,000 man army rose quickly and flashed across the land, and desolated the Italian Alps, which is the source of the Danube, Rhine and Po rivers.

This is an area with over 40 rivers that covered 1/3rd of the Roman Empire.

Historians estimate that 300,000 men lay slaughtered in the rivers, causing them to become contaminated (bitter), leading to diseases which caused thousands of people to die downstream.

The rise of the great Hunnic power which threatened European civilization in the fifth century was as sudden and rapid as its fall.” (J.B. Bury. “History of the Later Roman Empire” Vol. I. p 161).

Attila’s attack only stopped when he died on his wedding night, after he got drunk, suffered a severe nosebleed and choked to death on his own blood.

Can you now see the Biblical, historical fulfillment of Third Trumpet of Revelation 8?

Now you know that any person who teaches that it is fulfilled in the future, is teaching you false prophecy.

The Fourth Trumpet Of Revelation 8

Many Pastors teach that when the end times 4th trumpet of Revelation 8 sounds, the literal sun, moon and stars, will be darkened.

In this Bible study you will learn that the true historical fulfillment of the fourth trumpet represents our Lord sending the Heruli to war against the Roman Empire, which caused their leadership structure to collapse.

Our Lord is exacting vengeance against the Roman Empire because Satan had empowered them to kill millions of Christians, in his attempt to wipe out Christianity.

 

Revelation 8:12, “And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

The Sun, Moon and Stars symbolizes the leaders of kingdoms, and this trumpet represents the downfall of Roman leadership when Romulus Augustalus, the last Roman Emperor of West was captured.

He was the top leader of 1/3rd of the Roman Empire, so his removal represented 1/3rd of the sun being smitten.

If the Sun is the supreme ruler, the Moon and Stars are subordinate rulers (Gen. 37:9-10).

One third of the moon (Consulship) was extinguished by Justinian in 541 A.D. (Decline and Fall, Gibbon, Vol 4, chap. 40, pg 286).

The stars (Senate) kept glimmering until banished from their country by Totila, who was a Goth, and basically meet their fate from lack of power in 553 A.D. (Decline and Fall, Gibbon, Vol 4, chap. 43, pgs 445, 446).

So in 476 A.D., just like 70 A.D. when Jerusalem fell, “the SUN was darkened, the MOON gave no light, and the STARS fell from heaven” (Matt. 24:29)

The Heruli, a branch of the Goths, under the leadership of Odoacer, invaded and conquered the city of Rome in 476 A.D. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heruli

1/3rd of the Roman Empire (the moon and the stars) had completely passed away.

It only took 76 years for the Goths, Huns, Vandals and Heruli, to conquer the Western Roman Empire, which is why only 7 verses were devoted to the first four trumpets of judgment.

You will see that the 5th and 6th trumpets spanned greater periods of time, thus there are more details given about them in Revelation 9.

Can you now see the Biblical, historical fulfillment of the 4th trumpet of Revelation 8?

Now you know that any person who teaches that it is fulfilled in the future, is teaching you false prophecy.

The Little Horn Of Daniel 7

After the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., the Roman Empire split into 10 civil kingdoms.  Then Satan caused the Roman Catholic Church, the Little Horn of Daniel, to rise to power.  They caused three of the kingdoms to be plucked out, as they would not bow down to their authority.

Daniel 7:7 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns“

Greece was defeated by Rome, the fourth beast of Daniel 7, the dreadful and terrible beast that trampled everything in its path, including the Jews and Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

The Roman Empire was different as it killed millions of Christians in Rome, as Satan used them to try to wipe out the Early Church.

When the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., the Roman Empire split into 10 civil kingdoms.

Daniel 7:8 “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.

Out of the ten kingdoms, the Little Horn of the Roman Catholic Church emerged, which claimed authority over both the civil world and the ecclesiastic world.

The Roman Catholic Church subdued and destroyed three of the ten kingdoms;
the Heruli, Ostrogoths and Vandals; who did not bow down to their authority.

Daniel 7:8 “And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.

The office of the Papacy acts and speaks for the whole body. The Popes spoke pompous words, proclaiming to be God, to be Jesus Christ, and that salvation is only through the Roman Catholic Church, all of which is Antichrist.

Pope Pius IX said “I alone… am the successor of the apostles, the vicar of Jesus Christ. I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (Source: History of the Christian Church, by Henry Charles Sheldon, p. 59.)

Pope Boniface VIII said “We declare, say, define, and pronounce, that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff.” (Source: Bull “Unam Sanctum,” as cited in “Apostolic Digest, Book V: The Book of Obedience”)

Pope John Paul II said  “Don’t go to God for forgiveness of sins: come to me.” (Source: Los Angeles Times, December 12, 1984.)

Daniel 7:25 “He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.

The Roman Catholic Church persecuted the followers of Christ, during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.

At the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. they changed the calendar to be based on the Sun, not the moon as God ordained in the Bible.   In the Catechism, they removed God’s 2nd Commandment, which forbids idol worship, and divided the 10th commandment into two.

They reigned for 1,260 years, from 538 A.D. when Emperor Justinian gave them power over all churches; until 1798 A.D., when the Pope was taken captive and imprisoned, where he later died.

The Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2

2 Thessalonians 2 describes the transition of power from Roman Emperors to Roman Popes.  The Roman Emperors had restrained the Popes of Rome from taking power.  But when the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., the Popes of Rome, the Son of Perdition, took power.

Jerome, a theologian and historian in the 4th century,  in interpreting Paul’s Man of Sin, declares that he “is to sit in the temple, that is in the Church.”  He adds, “It is only by assuming Christ’s name that the simpler ones of believers can be seduced to go to Antichrist; for thus they will go to Antichrist, while thinking to find Christ.”

In the 3rd century, Athanasius taught that the Antichrist of prophecy would prove to be a heretical ruler of the Roman Empire, making a Christian profession;  and that Antichrist would come with the profession, “I am Christ,” assuming Christ’s place and character, like Satan transformed into an angel of light.

Cyril of Jerusalem, a distinguished theologian of the early Church, in the 4th century, says of Antichrist, “This man will usurp the government of the Roman Empire, and will falsely call himself the Christ.”  “He will sit in the temple of God: not that which is in Jerusalem, but in the Churches everywhere.”  Elliot, Horae, IV, p. 316

Even in the 4th century they were clearly describing the Popes of Rome, the antichrist, who proclaimed to be God.

The title of antichrist does not just mean ‘against Christ’, it means ‘in place of Christ’. The Popes of Rome have proclaimed the title of ‘Vicar of Christ’ which means ‘in place of Christ’ since the 5th century.

 

2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first

When Emperor Constantine joined the idol worship of pagan Roman with Christianity, it created the beginnings of the Roman Catholic Church. Many saints compromised their beliefs to be exalted in Rome, after several centuries of severe persecution.
The pure faith apostatized into a religion with pagan holidays, idols and theology.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 “and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition

Both of the times that the phrase “son of perdition” is used in the Bible, it refers to someone who claimed to follow Messiah, but was really antichrist in their beliefs and actions.  Both Judas and the office of the Papacy have fulfilled this role. So the “son of perdition” is someone who would deceive within the church.

2 Thessalonians 2:4-5, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be 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.”

Keep in mind that when the Apostle Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians 2, the Jewish temple was still standing, as it wasn’t destroyed by the Romans until 70 A.D., so any reference to a physical temple would have been to that temple, not an end times temple.

So what does Paul mean?

To understand that, let’s look at how Jesus defined the word “temple.”

In John 2:14, Jesus spoke of the physical temple. The Greek word for the physical temple is hieron.

And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business.”

Then just five verses later in John 2:19-20, Jesus spoke of the spiritual temple. The Greek word for the spiritual temple is naos.

Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” But He was speaking of the temple of His body.”

Whenever Paul used the word naos, he applied it to followers of Messiah, the ecclesia, which is a literal temple, but not a physical building.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”

1 Corinthians 6:19 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”

2 Corinthians 6:16 “And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”

Ephesians 2:19-22  “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

The spiritual temple is made up of followers of Messiah, the saints.

In 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, where Paul is telling us about the Son of Perdition, he again uses the Greek word naos.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be 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 (naos) of God, showing himself that he is God.”

Paul is saying that the Son of Perdition would sit in the temple of God, that is, among the body of believers.

Paul is telling us that he would pretend to be Christian in order to deceive the world, which lines up directly with the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope who pretend to be part of the true church.

Instead of being an infidel who doesn’t believe in God, like so many pastors teach, the Antichrist does not reign outside of the Church, but in the very bosom of the Church.

Pope Innocent III declared “We may according to the fullness of our power, dispose of the law and dispense above the law. Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God.” (Source: “Decretals of Gregory IX,” Book 1, chapter 3.)

Pope Pius V blasphemed,  “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.” (Source: Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Cities Petrus Bertanous Chapter XXVII: 218.)

Pope Leo XIII declared, “We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.”
(Source: Pope Leo XIII Encyclical Letter, June 20, 1894)

Pope John Paul II said  “Don’t go to God for forgiveness of sins: come to me.”

Current Pope Francis I said “You cannot find Jesus outside the Church.”

Paul places the Son of Perdition nowhere else than in the very sanctuary of Elohim.

The Pope sits (assumes a position of authority) as god in the temple of Elohim.

The Pope is called the ‘Vicar of Christ’ which means ‘substitute for Christ.’

He proclaims to forgive sins.

He proclaims that salvation is only available through the Roman Catholic Church.

He preaches a message of ‘salvation by works’, instead of through the blood of Messiah.

Today the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church misleads 1.2 Billion Catholics into believing that salvation is through them, not Messiah.

An end times rebuilt Jewish temple with bloody sacrifices would be blasphemous.

Messiah is our High Priest whose blood atoned for all of our sins by His sacrifice.

If they ever do rebuild a temple in Jerusalem and restart bloody sacrifices, it will be a denial of Messiah’s sacrifice and a blasphemy to Elohim.

Such a temple could never be called “the temple of God.”

Paul’s prophetic words in 2 Thessalonians tell us that the Antichrist Son of Perdition would usurp the authority of Messiah by assuming an unauthorized position of power inside the Church.

2 Thessalonians 2:6 “And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.”

The Apostle Paul had reminded them of what he told them in person, that they should recall that it is the Roman Emperors who withheld the power of the Popes of Rome.

Pope Pius IX (1846-1878) gave this remarkable testimony, which when examined in conjunction with Daniel chapter 7, precisely identifies the little horn, the man of sin, the Antichrist power:

“The Catholic Church which was founded and instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ to procure the eternal salvation of men, has, by reason of this divine institution, the form of a perfect society. Therefore, she must possess liberty such that she cannot be subject to any civil power in the execution of her sacred ministry.

To act with freedom, as it is just she should, she has always needed the assistance which was suitable to the conditions and the necessities of the age. It is, therefore, by a particular decree of Divine Providence that, at the fall of the Roman Empire and its partition into separate kingdoms, the Roman Pontiff, whom Christ made the head and center of his entire Church, acquired civil power.

2 Thessalonians 2:7 “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.”

Up to the beginning of the 4th century, Rome was a pagan city, and the Emperor was the high priest, called the Pontifex Maximus, of its religion.

As long as the Roman Emperor was in power, the Papal Pontifex Maximus could not take power.  The last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D. Shortly thereafter, in 538 A.D., the Roman Catholic Church gained religious and civil power when Eastern Emperor Justinian issued a decree making the Pope head of all churches.

Pope Pius IX proclaimed to take the place of the Roman Caesar: “The Caesar who now addresses you, and to whom alone are obedience and fidelity due.” (Pope Pius IX, in his “Discorsi” I., p253)

Roman Cardinal Manning, in his said: “From the abandonment of Rome (by Caesar) was the liberation of the Pontiffs.: “He was elevated to be, in his Divine Master’s Name King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” “The abandonment of Rome… left them free to become independent sovereigns, and to take up the sovereignty the Emperor had just laid down.” (“Temporal Power” by Cardinal Manning, Preface, p 42-46) )

2 Thessalonians 2:8, “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:”

For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.” Revelation 19:2

And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” Revelation 19:19-20

2 Thessalonians 2:9, “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,”

Revelation 13:2 “and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

The antichrist beast of Revelation is speaking of the same man, the office of the Papacy, the Popes of Rome.

Revelation 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.

The deadly head wound happened when the last Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 A.D.  When the Popes took his place as civil and religious leader of Rome, and took his title of Pontifex Maximus, the deadly head wound was healed.

Revelation 18:23, “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12, “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

This is speaking of those who fell away from Scriptural truth, and compromised with Rome, some of which took positions of power in Rome.

Quotes from our forefathers of the faith, about the Son of Perdition, the Popes of Rome:

Arnulf (991), the Bishop of Orleans, proclaimed the Pope as the Antichrist, sitting in the temple of God, and showing himself as God.

“deplored the roman popes as “monsters of guilt” and declared in a council called by the King of France in 991 A.D. that the pontiff, clad in purple and gold, was, “Antichrist, sitting in the temple of God, and showing himself as God.” (Phillip Schaff, History of the Christian church, 8 vols., reprint of the 3d (1910)ed. (Grand Rapids Mich.: Wm. B Eerdmans Publishing Co., n.d.)

Matthias of Janow was a fourteenth-century Bohemian ecclesiastical writer. Matthias came to be known as the Bohemian Wycliffe. He received his doctorate from the University of Paris and in 1381 became the canon in the Cathedral of Prague.  His writings paved the way for the Hussite movement.

He based his conclusions about the Antichrist on II Thessalonians 2, Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 and 17.  Here is one of his statements:

The Antichrist has already come. He is neither Jew, pagan Saracean nor worldly tyrant, but the ‘man who opposes Christian truth and the Christian life by way of deception;—he is, and will be, the most wicked Christian, falsely styling himself by that name, assuming the highest station in the church, and possessing the highest consideration, arrogating dominion over all ecclesiastics and laymen;’ one who, by the working of Satan, assumes to himself power and wealth and honor, and makes the church, with its goods and sacraments, subservient to his own carnal ends.” Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 40.

The year following that of the martyrdom of Huss and Jerome in 1416, witnessed the burning of Lord Cobham, at Smithfield.

When brought before King Henry V and admonished to submit to himself to the Pope as an obedient child, this was his answer, “As touching the Pope, and his spirituality, I owe him neither suit nor service, forasmuch as I know him by the Scriptures to be the great Antichrist, the son of perdition, the adversary of God, and an abomination standing in the Holy Place.”

For his testimony Lord Cobham was drawn on a hurdle to St. Giles Fields, and “hanged there by the middle in chains of iron and so consumed alive in the fire, praising the name of God as long as life lasted.”

Sir John Oldcastle (died in 1417) was an English Lollard leader, who was also known as Lord Cobham, was knight of Herefordshire, and a prominent follower of Wycliffe. He unequivocally stated:

But as touching the Pope and his Spirituality, I owe them neither suit nor service, for so much as I know him by the Scriptures to be the great Antichrist, the Son of Perdition, the open Adversary of God, and the Abomination standing in the holy place.” (Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 88.)

He spoke of the Pope in these words: “I know him by the scriptures to be the great Antichrist, the son of Perdition… Rome is the very nest of Antichrist, and out of that nest come all the disciples of him.“ Guinness, op. cit., p. 134

John Huss (a.k.a. Jan Huss, 1372-1415)  was a well-educated man from Bohemia, who came under the influence of Wycliffe’s writings, which caused him to break with the church of Rome.

The Pope is … the true Antichrist, of whom it is written, that he sitteth in the temple of God, among the people where Christ is worshiped…”

John Calvin (1509-1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation.  Trained at the University of Paris for the priesthood, he later he studied at Bourges where he became converted, and joined the reformation cause against the Roman Catholic heresy.

Daniel and Paul had predicted that Antichrist would sit in the temple of God…we affirm him to be the Pope…Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist. But those who are of this opinion do not consider that they bring the same charge of presumption against Paul himself, after whom we speak.” L. Froom, Prophetic Faith of our Fathers Volume 2 (Washington D.C: Review and Herald, 1948): 437.

Martin Luther, father of the Lutheran Church, declared “We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist.” (Source: The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, by LeRoy Froom. Vol. 2., pg. 121.)

Oh Christ, my Lord, Look down upon us and bring upon us thy day of judgment and destroy the brood of Satan in Rome. There sits the man of whom the Apostle Paul wrote (2 Thess 2) That he will oppose and exalt himself above all that is called God, that man of sin, son of perdition. What else is papal power but sin and corruption? It leads souls to destruction under thine own name O Lord! I hope that day of judgement is soon to dawn. Things can and will not get worse than they are at this time. The Papal See is practicing iniquity to its heights. He suppresses the Law of God and exalts his commandments above the commandments of god.”

Is not this to sit in the temple of God, to profess himself to be ruler in the whole Church? What is the temple of God? Is it stones and wood? Did not Paul say, The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are? To sit – what is it but to reign, to teach, and to judge? Who from the beginning of the Church has dared to call himself master of the whole Church by the pope alone?“ (Source: “Works” vol. ii., p. 385)

Likewise in 2 Thessalonians 2, Paul clearly says that the man of sin shall rule in the Church, exalting himself against the worship of God, etc. But it is manifest that the popes do rule in the Church, and under title of the Church in defending idols. Wherefore I affirm that no heresy hath arisen, not indeed shall be, with which these descriptions of Paul can more truly and certainly accord and agree than to this Papal kingdom.”

Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) was the Archbishop of Canterbury, he was responsible for establishing the first doctrinal and liturgical structures of the reformed Church of England.

Cranmer was tried for treason and heresy, imprisoned for two years.  He was set in a tower and forced to watch the execution of Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley.

He fainted at the sight of the burnings and under pressure, he renounced his faith.

At his execution on March 21, 1556, he withdrew his forced confession, and proclaimed the truth of the Protestant faith, and testified against the Pope;

And thus he sitteth in the temple of God, as if he were a God; and nameth himself God’s vicar, and yet he dispenseth against God. If this be not to play antichrist’s part, I cannot tell what is antichrist, which is no more to say, but Christ’s enemy and adversary; who shall sit in the temple of God, advancing himself above all others, yet by hypocrisy and feigned religion, shall subvert the true religion of Christ, and under pretence and colour of Christ’s religion, shall work against Christ, and therefore hath the name of antichrist.”

After all these sprung up the pope, that triple-crowned monster, and great antichrist, which took upon him authority, not only over the clergy but also climbed above kings and emperors, deposing them at his pleasure, and settled himself in the temple of God, that is, in the consciences of men, extolling himself above God, dispensing with good laws, and giving men leave to break them, and to regard more his decrees than the everlasting commandments of God.” Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 392.

He was taken to where Latimer and Ridley had been burnt six months before and set on fire. He placed his hand in the fire, the hand with which he had falsely signed his renouncement of his beliefs, and said;

This hath offended!” He held his hand in the fire never pulling it out until the fire took all of him.

John Knox (1505-1572) was a great leader of the Reformation in Scotland. He too believed that the papacy was the predicted Antichrist of Daniel. Notice his own words:

First, then, not only are all the impious traditions and ceremonies of the papists taken away, but also that tyranny which the pope himself has for so many ages exercised over the church, is altogether abolished; and it is provided that all persons shall in the future acknowledge him to be the very antichrist, and son of perdition, of whom Paul speaks. . . . The mass is abolished, as being an accursed abomination and a diabolical profanation of the Lord’s Supper; and it is forbidden to all persons in the whole kingdom of Scotland either to celebrate or hear it.”  John Knox, The Zurich Letters, p. 199.

As for your Roman Church, as it is now corrupted… I no more doubt but that it is the synagogue of Satan, and the head therof, called the Pope, to be the man of sin of whom the apostle speaketh.” Knox, The Zurich Letters, p.199

William Fulke (1538-1589) was an English Puritan who clearly understood the identity and work of the Antichrist:

The see being found, it is easy to find the person by St. Paul’s description; and this note especially, that excludeth the heathen tyrants, ‘He shall sit in the temple of God’: which when we see to be fulfilled in the Pope although none of the eldest Fathers could see it, because it was performed after their death, we nothing doubt to say and affirm still, that the Pope is that ‘Man of Sin,’ and ‘Son of Perdition,’ the adversary that lifteth up himself ‘above all that is called God’; and shall be destroyed by the spirit of the Lord’s mouth, and by the glory of His coming.”  Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 423.

John Napier (1550-1617) was lord of Merchiston. He was a distinguished mathematician who invented logarithms and was also an ardent defender of the Protestant cause. In 1593 Napier completed his Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of Saint John. This was the first significant Scottish work on the interpretation of Scripture, particularly the prophecies. He identified Rome as the whore of Revelation:

There is one particular Apostalik kingdome, who is the chief and principall of all Antichrists, and is that great Antichrist, whom Paul calles the man of sinne, and the sonne of perdition, adversary to God, and an extoller of himself above all that is called God, with divers other epithets conteined. . . . Leaving therefore all other smaller Antichrists, this great Antichrist and chiefe heade of all Antichrists, is he whome here we have to trie out, whom (for remooving of all doubts) wee say cannot be the Mahomet, neither any Turk, lewe, or Ethnick.”  Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 461.

The Church of Scotland Confession of Faith declared the Pope as the Antichrist, the man of sin and son of perdition.

There is no other Head of the Church than the Lord Jesus Christ, nor can the Pope of Rome be in any sense the 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.’ Ch. xxv. s. 6. (Ibid, p. 44)

The Confession of the Westminster Assembly of Divines in 1647 (a confession ratified and established by Act of Parliament in 1649) states, “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.”

The Articles of the Church of Ireland, drawn up in 1615, declare “The Bishop of Rome is so far from being the Supreme Head of the Universal Church, that his works and his doctrines do plainly discover him to be that “Man of Sin” foretold in the Holy Scriptures, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth, and abolish with the brightness of His coming.”

The London Baptist Confession of 1689, proclaims that the Popes of Rome is the antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the church against Christ.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, in whom, by the appointment of the Father, all power for the calling, institution, order or government of the church, is invested in a supreme and sovereign manner; neither 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; whom the Lord shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.” (Ibid.)

Westminster Confession of Faith states that the Popes of Rome is the antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the church against Christ.

This confession was ratified and established by Act of Parliament in 1649.

The Westminster Confession of Faith declared, “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.” (Source: Chapter 25, Point 6)

Roger William (1603-1683), who lived in the early Colonial period, the first Baptist Pastor in America, was a staunch defender of civil and religious freedom. He had to flee the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the dead of winter because he believed in the strict separation of church and state. In fact, the “wall” metaphor can be traced back to Roger Williams long before it was used by Thomas Jefferson.

He spoke of the Pope as “the pretended Vicar of Christ on earth, who sits as God over the Temple of God, exalting himself not only above all that is called God, but over the souls and consciences of all his vassals, yea over the Spirit of Christ, over the Holy Spirit, yea, and God himself…speaking against the God of heaven, thinking to change times and laws; but he is the son of perdition (II Thess. 2).”  Taken from The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers by Froom, Vol. 3, pg. 52.

John Wesley (1703-1791), an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian, was largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement.

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.” (Source: Antichrist and His Ten Kingdoms, by John Wesley, pg. 110.)

The whole succession of popes from Gregory VII. are undoubtedly Antichrist. Yet this hinders not, but that the last pope in this succession will be more eminently the Antichrist, The man of sin, adding to that of his predecessors, a peculiar degree of wickedness from the bottomless pit.” (Explanatory notes upon the New Testament, John Wesley, Vol. II, 1813, p. 431)

The Iron Clay Feet Of Daniel 2

Summary: Islam and the Muslims represent the clay of the iron clay feet of the statue in Daniel 2. The iron, the Roman Catholic Church, helped Mohammed write the Koran and be revered as the prophet of Islam. The RCC has used Muslims to kill Christians and Jews, to protect Catholics, and to capture Jerusalem. But the Muslims kept Jerusalem for themselves and sought to conquer more land, so they don’t mix well, and they have battled during the Crusades.

Daniel 2 describes a statue with iron legs, which represents the Roman Empire.

Satan used the Roman Empire to try to wipe out the Early Church, killing 10 million saints.

The Lord exacted vengeance against it by causing the Roman Empire to collapse from within, from civil wars and excessive taxation; and from without, when the Lord sent army after army against it.

The last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., and Satan responded by empowering the Roman Catholic Church to rise to power in their place.

The Popes took the title of the Roman Emperors, Pontifex Maximus, as the head of the church and state, healing the deadly head wound.

The Roman Catholic Church didn’t have an army, so they used other people groups, the clay of Daniel 2, to wage war for them.

The statue has feet made of iron/clay, which tells us that the Roman beast would mingle with other people groups, to battle against the kingdom of Christ.

Daniel 2:41-43 “the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 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

The Bible is its own dictionary, so we need not speculate about the meanings.

The Strong’s Hebrew word for both “mixed” and “mingle” is 6151 “arab”.

The clay represents the Arabs, who became the great Ottoman Empire, who worked with the Roman Catholic Church, to control the lands previously held by the Roman Empire.

They both killed Christians and Jews, but they have also warred with each over possession of Jerusalem and other territories, which led to the Crusades where they fought against each other, as they don’t mix well.

Jerome said “In our time, the clay has become mixed with iron. Once nothing was stronger than the Roman Empire, now nothing weaker, mixed up as it is with, and needing the help of barbarous nations.”

 

The Fifth Trumpet Of Revelation 9

Many Pastors teach that when the end times 5th trumpet of Revelation 9 sounds, a demonic horde will be unleashed to cause torment and suffering amongst the peoples of the world.

In the previous study you learned that the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Trumpets represented our Lord continuing to pour out His Wrath on the Roman Empire, by sending the armies of the Goths, Vandals, Huns and Heruli, to attack them.

In this Bible study you will learn that the true historical fulfillment of the 5th trumpet represents our Lord raising up the Saracen (Muslim) army to attack the Roman Empire for 150 years from 612 – 762 A.D.

Our Lord is exacting vengeance against the Roman Empire because Satan had empowered them to kill millions of Christians, in his attempt to wipe out Christianity.

 

 

 

Revelation 9:1-2, “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.”

Just as Lucifer fell from heaven, a falling star is a great person or leader, who executes evil plans from the bottomless pit of Satan.

The 5th Trumpet represents the rise of the Islamic Empire, which God used to execute judgment against 1/3rd of the Roman Empire.

Mohammed was a great leader (star) who was used by God to darken the Roman Empire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad

At his birth, Mohammed’s grandfather possessed the authority of the house of Koreish, the governors of Mecca. Then his father died and his grandfather died, causing the governorship of Mecca to be passed onto someone else.

Mohammed opened the bottomless pit of Satan’s lies, when he stayed in the cave of Hera for three years, and received a vision from an angel in white (no doubt Satan, as 2 Cor. 11:14 says, “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”)

Pagan superstition holds that caves serve “as the seats of oracles and sources of inspiration.”

The Koran says that Mohammed was given the power of heaven and the fire below, “I have been given the keys of all the treasures of the earth.”

The smoke that rose up is the false doctrine of the Koran, which says that fighting non-believers is the duty of every Muslim for Allah. And the only way to be certain to go to heaven, is to die fighting for the cause of Allah.

The Koran denies the deity of Jesus and say that he was just a prophet. They deny that he died on the cross and shed his blood for redemption. They say that he fainted or went unconscious on the cross and was brought around at a later date. They deny the inerrancy of scripture.

The Koran promises a paradise that will satisfy every sensual pleasure.

The new religion of Islam darkened the religion of the Sun, the Western part of the remaining Roman Empire.

Revelation 9:3-4, “And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.”

Judges 7:12 defines that locust represent the Arabians. “Now the Midianites and Amalekites, all the people of the East, were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the seashore in multitude.”

The Hebrew word for locust is ‘arbeh‘, and the Hebrew word for Arab is “arbe“, which is pronounced the same.

The Arabs have an Islamic tradition, which says “Locusts fell onto Mohammed’s hand, and on the wings of the locusts it was written: “We are the army of the Great God

When real locust invade a land, all of the vegetation is devoured, so obviously these locust aren’t literal, but symbolic.

During his life, Muhammad gave various injunctions to his forces and adopted practices toward the conduct of war. One of them was “Bring no harm to the trees, nor burn them with fire, especially those which are fruitful.”

This is from Abubeker to the first army of Muhammadans …..

“Remember that you are always in the presence of God, on the verge of death, in the assurance of judgment, and the hope of paradise. Avoid injustice and oppression, consult with your brethren, and study to preserve the love and confidence of your troops. When you fight the battle of the Lord, acquit yourselves like men, without turning your backs; but let not your victory be stained with the blood of women and children. DESTROY NO PALM TREES NOR BURN ANY FIELDS OF CORN. CUT DOWN NO FRUIT TREES, NOR DO ANY MISCHIEF TO CATTLE, only such as you kill to eat. When you make any covenant or article, stand to it, and be as good as your word. As you go on, you will find some religious persons who live retired in monasteries, and propose to themselves to serve God that way: LET THEM ALONE, AND NEITHER KILL THEM NOR BURN THEIR MONASTERIES. And you will find another sort of people, that belong to the synagogue of Satan, who have shaven crowns [Catholics]; be sure you CLEAVE THEIR SKULLS, AND GIVE THEM NO QUARTER till they either turn Mohammedan or pay tribute” (chapter LI, paragraph 10)

That is a perfect match! Unlike the Goths, who burned up everything they conquered, Abubeker (the first Caliph after Mohammed) declared that they should not harm the trees or the fields, so that they could take them over and make them prosperous.

They attacked only the people who were marked by the Roman Church, the idolaters and saint worshipers of the Pagan Roman Empire, who were not sealed with the Holy Spirit.

Revelation 9:5, “And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.”

Literal locusts come out for 5 months, from April to September.

Muslims attacked for five months, which using the year-for-a-day principle, is 150 years.
( 5 months x 30 days = 150 years)

In 632, Mohammed died and the Arabs moved out of Arabia to conquer other lands.

This was the time of the supremacy of Islamic power, and for 150 years they conquered Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Spain and North Africa.

During the 10 years between 634 – 644, they captured 36 cities, destroyed 4000 churches and built 1400 mosques.

But their attempts to overtake the Eastern Roman Empire of Constantinople failed. They tried to conquer them, but ultimately just tormented them.

In 762, caliph Almansor built Bagdad as the future seat of his empire and called it the city of peace. They no longer made such rapid conquests, but only engaged in ordinary wars like other nations.

In 782 they signed the treaty of Constantinople was signed, which brought peace.

So the 5 months, which is 150 prophetic years, was fulfilled from 632 – 782 A.D.

Revelation 9:6, “And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”

The Arabs were not allowed to just annihilate the apostate Christians of the Papal Church.

They gave them a choice; convert to become a Muslim; or be killed if they decided to challenge them; or they could agree to be second class citizens, and they had to pay tax to the Muslims.

If a Muslim came to their door, they had to bring them in and feed them.

These people were not real Christians, so they didn’t have the spirit of God that caused them to accept martyrdom for their faith.

They chose to become second class citizens who were subservient to the Muslims. They sought death but couldn’t find it, because they had not the guts or nerve to fight either.

Revelation 9:7-8, “And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions”

“The horses prepared unto battle” simply represents that they used horses in battle.

“The crowns of gold” represent the gold and yellow saffron colored turbans that they wore.

Their faces were as the faces of men means that they had beards, which is a sign of their masculinity. Romans and other races shaved their faces, so this would have stood out to John.

They had hair as the hair of women The Muslims had long hair in those days. If they were preparing for battle, they would tie it up under the turbans.

And their teeth were as the teeth of lions means that they were savage and ferocious.

The teeth of the Arabs were as the teeth of a lion. “Break their teeth in their mouth, O God! Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!” Psalm 58:6

Revelation 9:9, “And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle”

“And they had breastplates of iron means the Arab army wore chain-mail as they went into battle.

The sounds of their wings represents the rapid conquests of the Saracens, as they moved over countries as swiftly as locust, their many horses causing a great sound.

Revelation 9:10, “And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.”

“They had stings in their tail” indicates their unique ability to fight rearwards, shooting arrows backwards, while riding on horseback.

Revelation 9:11, “And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.”

Their king was Mohammed. Abaddon and Apollyon are words that essentially mean destroyer or one who exterminates, which aptly described the Arabs.

Revelation 9:12, “One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.”

This is the start of the 2nd Woe.

Do you now see how of the 5th trumpet of Revelation 9 has been fulfilled, and it’s not an end-times period where demons torment people nonstop for 5 months?

Now you know that any person who teaches that it is fulfilled in the future, is teaching you false prophecy.

The Sixth Trumpet Of Revelation 9

Many Pastors teach that when the end times 6th trumpet of Revelation is blown, four angels who have been bound near the Euphrates River until the Day of Wrath, will lead an army of 200 million to kill a third of the world.

This study will give you a biblical, historical explanation, so that you can see the truth of our Lord’s fulfillment.

In the previous study, you learned that the 5th Trumpet of Revelation 9 represented our Lord raising up the Saracen (Muslim) army to attack the Roman Empire for 150 years from 612 – 762 A.D.

In this study you will learn that the true historical fulfillment of the 6th trumpet is our Elohim causing the Turks to cross the Euphrates River, to attack the Eastern Roman Empire for 391 years, which ended in them knocking down the thick protective walls of Constantinople with large cannons.

Elohim is exacting vengeance against the Roman Empire because Satan had empowered them to kill millions of Christians, in his attempt to wipe out Christianity.

 

 

Revelation 9:13-14, “And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.”

The 6th Trumpet represents the rise of the Turkish Empire, which God used to subjugate the remaining “third part” of the area of Pagan Roman Empire.

The Turks (also known as the Tartars and Turkomans) had moved into the area East of the Euphrates, but for two generations the river prevented (bound them) them from moving towards the West.

Revelation 9:15 “So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind.”

Finally in 1062 A.D., they were able to cross the Euphrates and surge against the eastern Roman Empire.

Alp Arslan was the leader who led the Turks across the river, but he died in battle, and was succeeded by Malek Shah, whose divided the kingdom under his four sons.

These four sons would seem to represent the four angels, as they were the leaders who were released to from the Euphrates to execute God’s will.

An angel (Strong’s 32 aggelo) may be a human messenger or a messenger of God. In this context, they are the four Turkish sultans who were released to attack the Eastern Roman Empire

who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year” When you apply the “day for a year principle” of prophecy, 1 year = 360 years, 1 month = 30 years,
1 day = 1 year, an hour = approx 2 months, for a total of just over 391 years.

6th Trumpet Of Revelation Turks Ottoman Empire Map of ConquestsIn 1062 A.D., the Turks, also known as the Ottoman Empire, moved out of the Euphrates Valley to conquer.

For 391 years they conquered the remaining third part of the territory which belonged to Pagan Rome.

In 1453 A.D. they captured the prized capital city of Constantinople, the headquarters of the Eastern Roman Empire.

That’s a perfect fulfillment of the time period that John gave us.

The third part of men, or the Roman empire then represented by the Constantinople monarchy, is to be slain, and not merely tormented.

Recall that during the 5th Trumpet of Revelation 9 the Muslims attacked Constantinople, but their attempts to overtake it failed, as the wall was impregnable, so they merely tormented the people.

Revelation 9:16, “Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.”

Instead of being translated as “two hundred million“, the language should read “two myriads of myriads.”

A myriad means “ten thousand“, so John’s vision represented groups of ten thousand.

The Turks fulfilled this, as they organized their armies in units of ten thousand.

Revelation 9:17, “And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.”

“They had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow – The Turks uniforms were red, blue and yellow.

6th Trumpet Of Revelation Turks Ottoman Empire Fez Hats“The heads of horses were like the heads like lions”
Alp Arsion, their leader, was known as the “Valiant Lion“, and many others had names like the brace lion, the heroic lion, etc.

They were known for their ferocity, even more than the Arabs.

The Turkish tribes carried a horse-like tail, instead of banners, as they rode into battle.

They wore them on their Fez’s (hats), as seen above. The more horse tails, the more important you were.

Revelation 9:18-19, “By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed–by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.”

When it says “a third of mankind” its referring to a third of the Roman Empire, and these attacks by the Turks came against the Eastern part of the Roman Empire, based in Constantinople.

Constantinople was almost an impregnable fortress because of her strong walls.

“Fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths”

The Turks used muskets which fired metal balls that shot out with the gunpowder blast appearing near the head of the horses.

6th Trumpet Of Revelation Ottoman Empire Cannon Used To Capture ConstantinopleThe Turks used gunpowder and cannons in warfare, to knock down troops and city walls.

Here’s a picture of the Dardanelles Gun, which was cast in 1464 A.D. and based on the Orban bombard that was used for the Ottoman besiegers of Constantinople in 1453.

So the “fire, smoke, brimstone” is a manifest allusion to artillery and gunpowder; which were the main engines used by the Turks.

“For their power is in their mouth and in their tails” – The cannons shot forth with fire and smoke, to take down cavalry, and battle the walls of fortified cities.

They lit the fuse at the tail of the cannon, to ignite the gunpowder, which is the power which propelled the huge balls from the mouth of the cannon.

They surrounded Constantinople and by cannon fire the city fell. This was the first recorded time that a city fell because of superior artillery.

Do you know see how the sixth trumpet of Revelation has been fulfilled already, and it does not apply to the end-times when four angels who have been bound near the Euphrates River until the Day of Wrath, lead an army of 200 million to kill a third of the world?

Can you now see the Biblical, historical fulfillment of the Sixth Trumpet of Revelation?

Now you know that any person who teaches that it is fulfilled in the future, is teaching you false prophecy.

Quotes about the fulfillment of the 6th Trumpet by the Turks:

“The myriads of Turkish horse overspread a frontier of 600 miles from Tauris to Erzeroum, and the blood of 130,000 (Orthodox) Christians was a grateful sacrifice to the Arabian prophet.” Edward Gibbon

The story of the Turks in Eastern Europe is that of a succession of dreadful massacres without a parallel in the history of the world. With the capture of Constantinople, when Constantine XIV, the last Christian Emperor of the East fell and was “buried under a mountain of the slain,” Gibbon terminates his history of “the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” (History Unveiling Prophecy, Henry Grattan Guinness)

Goodwin (1639) says of the sixth trumpet, or Euphratean woe, “No prophecy doth or can more punctually describe any nation or event than this doth the Turks, and their irruption upon Eastern Europe, who when they came first out of their native country, about the year 1040 after Christ, did seat themselves first by the River Euphrates, and were divided into four several governments or kingdoms” etc., and completed their conquest of the Roman Empire “in the year 1453, which is 186 years since, who possess that whole Eastern Empire unto this day.”

There is perhaps no point on which historical interpreters of the Apocalypse from Mede to Goodwin onwards are more agreed than in the application of the fifth and sixth trumpets to the overthrow of the corrupt and apostate Eastern Empire by the Saracens and Turks. (History Unveiling Prophecy, Henry Grattan Guinness)

The Little Book Of Revelation 10

The Apostle John is told to eat the Little Book, which would be sweet in his mouth, and then bitter in his stomach.

Pastor John MacArthur says that the Little Book caused John’s stomach to be bitter, because he became nauseated by the vision of the seal, trumpet and bowl judgments in store for the sinner.

Like most Pastors, he says that all of the events of Revelation 4 and beyond, will occur during an end times Great Tribulation period.

If you’ve read the Bible studies on this website, you know that the book of Revelation symbolically describes the history of Christ’s Church, from when it was written, until the Lord returns.

So let’s look at the context to see when the historical appearance of the Little Book occurred.

After 100 A.D., the O.T. Hebrew and N.T Greek manuscripts were collected in Antioch, Syria, where Christians formed one Bible.

Many hand-written copies were made in Antioch and were spread to the churches.

Satan countered by having philosophers in Alexandria, Egypt, such as a man named Origen, change the Syrian texts to fit their beliefs.

God had a people group called the Vaudois (who lived in the Alps) translate the Bible into Latin. The Old Latin Bible became known as the Vulgate (common) Bible, and it spread through the Roman empire and all the way to England before 200 AD. The Vaudois missionaries risked death to share the Gospel.

Satan responded by having the Roman Catholic Church commission Jerome to write their own version, the Latin Vulgate in 405 AD.. Jerome followed Origen’s teachings, so the same corruptions occurred in this Bible.

The Catholic Church only allowed priests to read it and forbid lay people to read it.

The Seven Churches of Revelation are seven church eras that spanned from the 1st century until Jesus returns.

During the church era of Thyatira, which existed from 538-1514 A.D., the Papal Church systematically gathered copies of God’s true Word and burned them, and killed millions of heretics who possessed them.

This era is called the Dark Ages and one reason was that the light of the Word of God and Jesus church was being dimmed, as evil prevailed.

The Catholic Church persecuted people groups such as the Vaudois, the Waldenses and the Albigenses, who were used by God to preserve His Holy Word, preach the pure Gospel of Christ, and testify against the Antichrist Papal Church.

In 1229 at the Synod of Toulouse, the Catholic church forbid reading or owning a Vaudois Bible.

In 1234, at the Council of Tarragona, they declared that no Bible was permitted in one’s native language, and that all of them must be burned.

When God caused the Turks to cross the Euphrates to capture the fortress of Constantinople (1/3rd of Rome) during the 6th Trumpet of Revelation, some of the priests escaped to Europe and took with them the original Hebrew and Greek Bible manuscripts.

This led to them being given to John Wycliffe, who God caused to write the Bible in English, in 1371 A.D.

In 1408, at the 3rd Synod of Oxford, the Catholic Church proclaimed that it is a heresy to have an ‘unauthorized’ (preserved) English Bible.

The supposedly Christian Catholic Church was actually forbidding and burning the Word of God. Without it, the true church was in darkness, and the only teaching was from the Papal Church, who were not preaching the pure Word of God.

There was a famine for the word of God.

The Satan-empowered Catholic Church had burned so many copies of scripture and killed so many Christians, that in 1514 A.D., at the Fifth Lateran Council, the Papal Church proclaimed Christ’s Church to be dead.

You can see the battle between Jesus and Satan over the Word of God, and that’s the context of the Little Book of Revelation 10.

God responded by having William Tyndale print the Bible in English. The first complete edition of his New Testament was published in 1526 After his death in 1536 Tyndale’s works were revised and reprinted numerous times.

The Papal Church hated him for his Bible translation and captured him to kill him. As he was being burned to death at the stake, he cried out “Lord, open the King of England’s eyes.”

God responded by having King Henry VIII of England authorize the Great Bible in 1540, which was read aloud in church services of the Church of England. That may not seem like much now, but back then, it was unheard of.

Then in 1560, the Geneva Bible started to be printed. This was the primary Bible of 16th century Protestantism. This version of the Holy Bible is significant because, for the very first time, a mechanically printed, mass-produced Bible was made available directly to the general public.

The Geneva Bible was printed in Roman type, and it was printed in more convenient and affordable sizes than earlier versions. Having it printed, instead of written, would have made it a Little Book.

All of this coincided with the advent of the printing press, and much to the dismay of the Papal Church, the word of God was spread around the world.

It allowed the Word of God to be read by millions, and it fueled the Protestant Reformation, where millions were saved. It led to the Great Awakening, where worldwide missions saved millions.

Now think back to when the Apostle John write the book of Revelation. The word of God was on large hand-written scrolls.

Now visualize him seeing the entire canon, all of the O.T., along with the Gospels, the Epistles, etc. all in one ‘little book‘. 🙂

At the Council of Trent, the Papal Church declared that preserved Bibles are on the “Index of Forbidden Books.” (Rule III) The writings of William Wycliffe, Jan Hus, John Calvin and other reformers were condemned.

Then in 1604, King James commissioned a team of scholars to create the King James Version (KJV), commonly known as the Authorized Version (AV) for the Church of England, which was completed in 1611.

Much to the dismay of the Papal Church, Jesus’ Church of Sardis (which started in 1514 A.D.) devoured the Word of God, and spread the Gospel worldwide, causing millions to be saved by the pure Gospel of Jesus.

Revelation 10:9-10 “So I went to the angel and said to him, “Give me the little book.” And he said to me, “Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth. Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.”

How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalms 119:103

Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.” Jeremiah 15:16

The act of eating the book symbolizes the absorbing and assimilating God’s Holy Word.

In order for God to raise up men during the Dark Ages, to fight against the enemy, they needed the Word of God, as it had been suppressed and nearly eliminated.

They were starving for the Word of God. So they took the book and diligently pursued it, and with as much eagerness as a hungry man would eat a meal. Luther did this by candlelight, and then he became a shining light in a dark world.

The Bible (God’s holy Word) is alive. When we eat the Bible it gives us the strength to live victorious lives before the Lord. Studying the Bible is more important to our life than our daily bread.

The Word of God brought joy and rejoicing to their hearts, as they read the pure Gospel of Christ Jesus.

The Little Book represents the Word of Elohim.

Revelation 10:11 “And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.”

Messiah is not saying the John would have to prophesy again, but in the context of the seven church eras of Revelation, it meant the next church era of Sardis, which indeed did prophecy before all the world.

Though the Word of Elohim had been hidden, and a mass of corrupt traditions had taken its place, yet the time would come when those pure truths would be made known again to all lands.

It was bitter because it brought the Reformers at once into conflict with all the power of the Papacy and the priesthood; exposed them to persecution; aroused against them a host of enemies among the princes and rulers of the earth.

The Papal Church responded by persecuting Jesus Church with the Inquisition, which was Satan’s excuse to murder millions of Christians and destroy their Bibles.

The Apostle John saw the Antichrist Catholic Church was drunk with their blood, which caused him to be filled with sorrow, grief and pain.

Sadly, we as the church era of Laodecia do not value the Word of Elohim enough to study it diligently, so we rely on Pastors to teach us.

Prior to the written English Bible, they were starved and exposed to the deceptions of the Papal Church.

Today’s church is starved because it does not diligently study the Bible, so it is exposed to the deceptions of the Papal Church.

Personal reading and studying makes us strong. We are miserable, wretched, naked, poor and blind, because we have not the Word of God.

Prior to the written English Bible, they did not understand that the Roman Catholic Church is the Antichrist Beast.

Today, because Christians don’t make an effort to understand the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation, they do not understand that the Papal Church is the Antichrist Beast, who seeks to destroy us.

You can’t prophecy and testify about God’s truth and identify false prophets without the Word of God.

Can you now see the Biblical, historical fulfillment of the Little Book of Revelation 10?

Now you know that any person who teaches that it is fulfilled in the future, is teaching you false prophecy.

Measuring The Temple Of Revelation 11

Summary: Messiah had Martin Luther, who was a Catholic Monk, read the Holy Scriptures, to measure what the Popes of Rome taught against the Word of Elohim.  He found that salvation was by faith in Messiah, and not by the sacraments by the Papal Church; and that the Papal Church was an apostate church, to be delegated to the Court of the Gentiles.

 

Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple (naos) of God, the altar, and those who worship there.” Revelation 11:1

The ‘reed like a measuring rod’ is the Word of God, the Little Book of Revelation 10.

The Greek for reed or rod is “kanon” = canon of holy scriptures. Kanon is also translated as rule, or measuring rod.

But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule (kanon) which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.” 2 cor. 10:13

They were to measure the spiritual temple of God, not a physical temple.

The Greek word for the physical temple is hieron. The Greek word for the spiritual temple is naos.

Ephesians 2:19-22 ”Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple (naos) in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

God was telling His people to use the Word of God to determine who was the true church, the Temple of God; and who was the false church.

At the time there was the true Church of Christ, and the false Catholic Church of Antichrist.

When Martin Luther and others measured the teachings of the Catholic Church against the Word of God, they were able to see that it is the false church.

They found no justification for a Pope or hierarchy of Archbishops and Bishops, just the five-fold ministry of the early church.

They found no place of purgatory, where people could be refined, so that they could go to heaven.

They learned that good works don’t earn salvation, they only testify to one’s faith in the Lord.

That they did not have to go to a confession box with a priest, but had direct access to Jesus the High Priest.

That bowing down to statues was forbidden.

That they didn’t have to count rosary beads, or pray to anyone like Mary, but only to the Father in Jesus name.

They found the simplicity of the Holy Communion, but no mass ceremony, and no wafer that supposedly becomes the body of Christ.

They discovered salvation by faith in Jesus sacrificial death and resurrection, not in works, and not through the Catholic Church.

They found that all of these things were strange and alien to the Word of God, and they testified that the Catholic Church was not Christ’ true church.

The only way to discern false prophets is to study and know the Word of God.

Revelation 11:2, “But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.”

But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not.

The Catholic Church claims to be Christian, and many are misled by their message of salvation by works that is through them.

But that’s not the pure Gospel of Messiah, where people are saved by faith in Messiah’s atoning work.

Messiah was instructing Martin Luther and others, to prophecy against the Catholic Church, so that people could understand they can only be saved through Christ. And millions of people read the Word of God and were saved through Christ, and they went on to form the Protestant Churches.

The Catholic Church was delegated to the court outside the temple, as they are not the true Church of Messiah.

for it is given unto the Gentiles.

This is not talking about physical gentiles, but spiritual.

Spiritual Israel consists of those who believe in Jesus as Messiah and are saved by His atoning work.

Spiritual Gentiles consists of those who are not saved, but condemned, because they don’t believe in Christ alone for salvation.

That includes the Catholic Church, who teaches salvation by works through the Catholic Church, and all the Catholics who follow their teachings instead of Christ’s.

This also includes Protestant Churches, who are merging with the Catholic Church, who teach a different Gospel, who are trusting their works, not the work of Jesus.

and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months;

The Holy City is not Jerusalem and it is not Rome. Remember, Jesus is speaking symbolically.

The Holy City is the bride of Christ.

Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Revelation 21:2

Messiah’s bride is the called the Holy temple, the Holy City, the New Jerusalem.

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22

The Roman Catholic Church tread underfoot the Church of Christ, for 1,260 years (42 prophetic months), from 538-1798 A.D.

The Two Witnesses Of Revelation 11

Summary: The Two Witnesses are the Word of Elohim and the Church of Messiah, which testified during the 1,260 year reign of the antichrist beast Popes of Rome, about the pure Gospel of salvation through Messiah’s atoning blood, not by works through the Catholic Church; and they testified that the Popes of Rome were the antichrist of Revelation.

Messiah told us that the Scriptures testify. The Greek word for testify is martureo, which means to be a witness, to give evidence, to bear record, to give testimony.

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” John 5:39

Messiah told us that His Church would be His witnesses. The Greek word for witnesses is martus, which can mean a martyr, a record, a witness.  This is the same word that is used in Revelation 11:3 about the Two Witnesses, the saints, who were indeed martyred.

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Revelation 11:4 says “These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.”

Revelation 1:20 tells us “the seven candlesticks (Greek word luchnia = lampstands) which thou sawest are the seven churches.”  Using Messiah’s definition we know that two candlesticks are the two church eras of Thyatira and Sardis, which existed during the reign of the Roman Catholic Church from 538-1798 A.D.

The oil of the Old and New Testaments (the two olive trees) feed the Church of Christ (the two lampstands).

From 538-1514 A.D, the Thyratira Church era had people groups (the Waldenses, Albigenses, Bohemian Brethren, Vaudois and Wycliffites) who witnessed about the pure gospel of Christ, and testified against the Catholic Church.

During this time period called the Dark Ages, the Catholic Church systematically destroyed most copies of Elohim’s Word, and killed millions of saints who possessed them.

The Papal Church was so effective is eliminating the witnesses against them, that in 1514 A.D they proclaimed that all of Christendom was under their power, and that there were no witnesses against them.  They celebrated with great feasts.

And for 3 1/2 years the Church of Christ was silent, as they did not have the Word of Elohim and they had become spiritually dead.

Messiah’s letter to the Sardis Church in Revelation 3 proclaimed that they were dead.  “you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.”  Obviously they weren’t really dead, as Messiah commanded them to take action.

During this 3 1/2 year period the Spirit was having Martin Luther read the Scriptures, to learn that the Papal Church was an apostate Church, and that the Pope was the antichrist beast of Revelation.

Then exactly 3 1/2 years after the Papal Church had proclaimed the witnesses against them were dead, Luther posted his 95 Thesis on the door of the Church of Wittenberg, which sparked the Protestant Reformation, which brought the Church back to life.

Thanks to Messiah having the Bible translated into English, German and other languages, and the advent of the printing press, the saints had the Bible, the rod of iron, in their hands, and they took back control of the European nations.

From 1514-1798 A.D, the Sardis Church era was the time that the Protestant Reformation caused millions of people to be saved by faith, to come out of the Catholic Church and form the Protestant Churches. It led to the Great Awakening where worldwide missions led to millions of people being saved.

What is the context of the Two Witnesses of Revelation?

Satan learned that when he had the Romans persecute the Christians, the church only grew faster, so he created a new strategy.

He created a false Christian Church to seek to destroy Christianity from the inside.

He created the Roman Catholic Church, which pretends to be Christian, but is really the old religion of Babylon, of Sun worship and Satan worship.

The word ‘catholic‘ means ‘universal‘, which is appropriate as they claim to be the Universal Church that leads to God.

The Satan-empowered Catholic Church reigned for 1,260 years, from 538-1798 A.D., which matches the time that the Two Witnesses prophesied.

It is not 3 1/2 years during the end times, like many Pastors teach.

And it obviously is not two people who prophesied for 1,260 years.

Who are the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11?

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In this image is Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits of Rome, who were empowered by the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century, to counter the Reformation, when millions of people were coming out of the Catholic Church.

The book that Loyola is holding is the ‘Constitutions’ of the Jesuits, which laid out their plans to bring the Protestants back to the Catholic Church and to capture the world for the Pope. It includes the motto “For the greater glory of God.”

He is stepping on a Protestant, who is holding a Bible. This tells you who are the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11, who witnessed against the Roman Popes during their 1,260 reign, from 538-1798 A.D.

They are the Word of Elohim and the Church of Messiah, both which testified about the pure Gospel of salvation through Messiah’s atoning blood, not by works through the Catholic Church; and they testified that the Papal Church was a false church, the Harlot of Revelation 17.

They preached a message of salvation and of judgment, just like John the Baptist and Elohim’s other prophets.

Messiah’s Church testified during two church eras that existed during the 1,260 years of Catholic Church reign.

From 538-1514 A.D, the Thyratira Church era had people groups (the Waldenses, Albigenses, Bohemian Brethren, Vaudois and Wycliffites) who witnessed about the pure gospel of Christ, and testified against the Catholic Church.

During this time period called the Dark Ages, the Catholic Church systematically destroyed most copies of Elohim’s Word, and killed millions of Christians who possessed them.

Messiah’s Church was trampled on by the Papal Church so much, that their ability to read the Word of Elohim was eliminated, therefore they didn’t understand the pure Gospel of Messiah, only what the Catholic Church taught. And they didn’t understand that the Catholic Church was the Antichrist Beast. They had become spiritually dead.

From 1514-1798 A.D, the Sardis Church era was the time that the Protestant Reformation was birthed, where millions of people came out of the Catholic Church and formed the Protestant Churches. It led to the Great Awakening where worldwide missions when millions of people being saved.

The Little Book of Revelation 10 study revealed that the Little Book is the printed Bible, which combined with the advent of the printing press, became available to millions of people, much to the dismay of the Catholic Church.

So the context of the Two Witnesses is at the end of the Church era of Thyatira and the beginning of the Church era of Sardis.

The Seven Churches of Revelations study revealed that Messiah’s promise to the overcomers of the Church era of Thyatira was “And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.” Revelation 2:27

The rod of iron is the Word of Elohim, which the Church was just given, so let’s see how the Church uses it to break the power of the Antichrist Catholic Church.

NOTE: Even though the Two Witnesses of Revelation has a specific context in time, it applies to every Church era, especially our Laodecian Church era, where we have been greatly deceived by the Catholic Church. Our mandate is to preach the pure Gospel of Messiah, and to identify the false Catholic Church as Antichrist.

 

 

Here is the verse by verse explanation:

Revelation 11:3, “And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”

And I will give power unto my two witnesses,

According to the Scriptures, there must be two witnesses to an act in order for the sentence of the Law to be carried out.

Since those who “worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” will “drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation” (Rev. 14:10), at least two witnesses to their sins will be necessary to convict and punish them.

Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses; he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness.” Deuteronomy 17:6

The power that Christ gave them (and us) is the Word of Elohim, which they used to testify about the pure Gospel of Messiah, and to identify and testify against the Catholic Church.

Without the studying of the Word of Elohim, we are powerless against the forces of evil, as it’s our sword and our shield.

Today’s Church has the Word of Elohim in abundance, but because they don’t diligently study it, they are unable to discern truth, and unable to identify false prophets.

Satan empowered the Catholic Church to execute his plans to eliminate the Word of Elohim, and the witnesses of salvation through Messiah.

Messiah empowered His Church to overcome them:

He gave them the authority to preach the Gospel, the strength to profess it, and to continue to bear a testimony to it, even when it meant many of them would be killed by the Papal Church.

He used them to preach the Word of Elohim, which is oil and light to others.

clothed in sackcloth;

The word sackcloth symbolically represents mourning. It reflects their afflicted, persecuted state, and deep sorrow for the abominations against which they protested.

O daughter of my people, dress in sackcloth and roll about in ashes! Make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the plunderer will suddenly come upon us.” Jeremiah 6:26

During the 1,260 year reign of the Antichrist Catholic Church, over 50 million saints were killed, and the Word of Elohim almost eliminated.

It was a time of mourning for the sad estate of the church of Christ, groaning under the tyranny and persecutions of antichrist.

The word “witnesses” is the same word that John used when he spoke of martyrs.

I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs (witnesses) of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.” Revelation 17:6

And they (the church) overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony (the Bible), and they did not love their lives to the death.
Revelation 12:11

Revelation 11:4, “These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.”

The two olive trees are the Word of Elohim, which provide oil for the church.

It’s making reference to the passage in Zecheriah 4, and it represents two Olive trees feeding oil to the Church, as the Spirit speaks to them and empowers them with the Word of Elohim. A church cannot exist without being fed by the Word of Elohim.

Testament is a word that signifies to ‘bear witness.’ It is derived from the Latin word, testor, which means, ‘I testify.’

Messiah told us, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” John 5:39

So the two olive trees represent the law and the prophets.

Moses represents the Law and Elijah represents the Prophets, both of which testify to salvation by faith in the sacrifice of the blood of the Lamb, Messiah our Savior.

The Word of Elohim testifies that salvation is by faith in the atoning work of Messiah, not through works or the Catholic Church.

The Word of Elohim describes the Beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots, and the Son of Perdition, in such detail that history clearly testifies that it is the Roman Catholic Church and the Popes.

Elohim preserved His Word during the Catholic Church reign, even though they tried to eliminate it.

The two lampstands are the two church eras that prophesied against the Catholic Church.

When interpreting prophecy, you always look to see how the Bible defines the terms.

In Revelation 1:20, Messiah told us, “The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.”

The two lampstands represent the two church eras that testified during the 1,260 years of the Catholic Church reign, from 538 – 1798 A.D.

The church era of Thyatira, which existed from 538 A.D., when the Roman Catholic Church was empowered; until 1514 A.D., when the Catholic Church pronounced Christ’s Church as dead.

The church era of Sardis, which existed from 1514 A.D., when Messiah pronounced them as dead; until 1798 A.D., when the Pope was imprisoned, causing the deadly head wound of the beast.

Both of these church eras testified about the pure gospel of Messiah, and they testified that the Catholic Church is the Antichrist beast.

Olive oil was used in lamps, so the olive trees and lamps symbolize the light of spiritual life and revival.

Revelation 11:5, “And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner.”

fire proceedeth out of their mouth;

It’s not speaking of literal fire, but symbolically talking about the power of the Word of Elohim, which has been the context of the Little Book of Revelation 10 and the measuring of the Temple earlier in Revelation 11.

Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29

Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts: “Because you speak this word, Behold, I will make My words in your mouth fire, And this people wood, And it shall devour them.” Jeremiah 5:14

Jeremiah spoke about and knew about being clothed in sackcloth, as he proclaimed the Word of Elohim in the midst of persecution.

The same was true of the saints who faced persecution and martyrdom for their witness.

And devoureth their enemies:

Christ’s Church prophesied judgment against the Catholic Church, which confounded and distressed them, and caused them to be full of fiery indignation.

When they were given the Word of Elohim again in the 16th century, they proclaimed the truths and took back control of the European nations.

And if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed;

Messiah’s Church will never overcome the Antichrist Roman Catholic Church by the physical sword, but only by the Sword of Elohim , His Holy Word, and through the prayers of the saints, and by standing against them to proclaim Elohim’s judgments on them.

Messiah will destroy them as He destroys the Babylonian system when He returns on a white horse, and they will be condemned to eternal damnation.

Revelation 11:6, “These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. “

These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy;

Obviously it didn’t literally stop raining for 1,260 years. Again it is speaking symbolically of spiritual matters.

Christ’s Church has the keys of the kingdom of heaven given them, and whatever they bind or loose on earth is bound or loosed in heaven;

Rain causes the ground to soften, to be able to receive seeds; thus softening hearts so that they can receive the Gospel. It refreshes, revives and makes it fruitful.

Withholding of rain by Christ Church was a judgment of the Roman Catholic Church, as they shut up heaven by not raining on them the truth of the Gospel, so they are left to their blindness, darkness and hardness of heart.

And have power over waters to turn them to blood;

The word ‘water’ symbolically means people, and in this instance, the Catholic Church and the nations that support them.

Then he said to me, ‘The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.‘” Rev 17:15

During Elohim’s Vial Judgments, supporters of the Catholic Church were killed, turning the literal water to blood.

Vial 1 poured out Elohims’s wrath on France, who had embraced atheism and killed many Christians. The French Revolution killed 250,000 from 1793-1794 A.D.

Vial 2 poured out Elohims’s wrath through the Napoleonic wars which were very bloody, as the Spanish and French navies were destroyed from 1793-1805 A.D.

And to smite the earth with all plagues as often as they will

Referring to the rest of the vials being poured out by these witnesses, is to be understood of these plagues being inflicted on the Catholic Church and supporting countries. The 7th vial will destroy the Papal Church.

Revelation 11:7, “When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.”

And when they shall have finished their testimony

During the Thyatira Church era, from 538-1514 A.D., people groups like the Waldenses, Vaudois, etc. preserved Elohim’s words, preached the pure Gospel of Messiah, and testified that the Roman Catholic Church was the Antichrist Beast.

The Word of Elohim and Messiah’s Church were systematically eliminated by the Catholic Church, so that at the end, they were at the point of being nearly eliminated, their testimony finished.

the beast that ascended out of the bottomless pit;

Satan, who rose out of the bottomless pit, out of hell, empowered the Catholic Church to execute his plan.

shall make war against them;

Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots, was drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Messiah.

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

and shall overcome them;

By the end of the Church era of Thyatira, the Church had been overcome, and the Catholic Church controlled the nations.

The saints were worn out.

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time(1,260 years).” Daniel 7:25

And kill them;

Messiah church had been persecuted so much, and so many Bibles had been burned, that in 1514, at the ninth session of the Fifth Lateran Council, the Roman Catholic Church declared “There is an end of resistance to the Papal rule and religion: opposers there exist no more“, “The whole body of Christendom is now seen to be subjected to its Head (the Pope).

The Catholic Church declared that true Christianity was dead.

In Messiah’s words to the Sardis Church era, which began in 1514 A.D, He declared that they were dead.

I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.” Revelation 3:1

They had been silenced, banished to the corners of the world, unable to stand against the Catholic Church.

Without the Word of Elohim, the remnant was unprotected and they had no power.

Revelation 11:8, “And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.”

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city,…

Jerusalem was never called the great city, but in Revelation 18:9-10, Messiah called Babylon the great city.

And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.” Revelation 18:9-10

The Roman Catholic Church is Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots.

The dead bodies of those witnesses being said to lie, refers to their silence.

which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt;

The Roman Catholic Church (which is Mystery Babylon) is empowered by Satan. They pretend to be Christian, but it is really the old religion of Babylon, of Sun worship and Satan worship.

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicaciesfor by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. ” Revelation 18:2-3, 23

Note: If you’re in the Catholic Church, Messiah commands you to “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

where also our Messiah was crucified;

Messiah was not crucified in the city of Jerusalem, but outside of it.  He was crucified in Judea, which was then a Roman province, and under Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor, and by his order, Messiah suffered a Roman kind of death, crucifixion, for a crime he was charged with, though a false one, against Caesar the Roman emperor. So in essence, He was killed in Rome.

But let’s apply this to the symbolic context of the great city of Babylon, the Roman Catholic Church.

Messiah has been crucified in Babylon itself in his members, who have suffered persecution and death.

In Acts 22:8, when Messiah shown as a great light and confronted Saul about persecuting the saints, He said “And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.

He clearly was saying that persecuting the saints was the same as persecuting Him.

The treatment of his friends–his church–was such that it might be said that he was ‘crucified afresh’ there; for what is done to his church may be said to be done to him.

And in her (Babylon) was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” Revelation 18:24

With an overwhelming voice, the Protestant Reformers referred to the Roman Catholic Church of that time as “spiritual” Sodom and Egypt. Sodom for her impurity, and Egypt for her idolatry. Many times the martyrs condemned this institution for crucifying Messiah with her persecutions of the true Church and her daily Masses.

The Lord’s Supper represents the remembrance of Messiah’s sacrifice for our sins, His body and blood.

The Catholic Church has manipulated the Lord’s Supper and claims that the communion wafer represents the actual body of Messiah, which is crucified at every Mass.

Satan uses symbols too, and the wafer which is placed in a Monstrance (which is a Sun symbol representing worship of the Sun god, Satan) represents Messiah being crucifying Him over and over.

Revelation 11:9, “Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves.”

The martyrs that were killed by the Papal Church were not buried or given the blessing of a priest, which Rome deemed to signify that they were condemned to hell.

Many countries supported the Catholic Church and they sought to it that nobody testified against them.

The 1823 Encyclopedia Britannica records the time of the 3 1/2 years, “Everything was quiet; every heretic exterminated; and the whole Christian world supinely acquiescing in the enormous absurdities inculpated on them (by the Roman Church).”

Messiah Church had been silenced and deprived of power and opportunity of prophesying:, and was quite dispirited, cast down, and trodden under foot.

Revelation 11:10, “And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.”

And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry..

This caused Catholic Rome and the countries that supported them to rejoice, and they held great feasts to celebrate the end of the Protestants.

The splendor of the dinners and celebrations given by Pope Leo X and the Roman Cardinals on the triumphant close of the Fifth Lateran Council – a splendor unequaled since the days of Pagan Rome’s greatness – is the subject of a special record by the historian of Pope Leo X, E.B. Elliott.

because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18

The truth of Elohim gives evil men pain, and fills them with vexation and wrath.

The people groups of the Waldenses, Albigenses, Bohemian Brethren, Vaudois and Wycliffites; all testified against the Catholic Church, which tormented them.

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11

They celebrated that they didn’t have to hear the testimony against them; about their false doctrine, their impure lives, their idol worship and their coming judgment at the hand of Elohim.

Revelation 11:11, “Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.”

And after three days and a half the spirit of life from Elohim entered into them

Just as the 1,260 days prophetically represents 1,260 prophetic years, the three-and-a-half days represents three-and-a-half prophetic years.

During this 3.5 year time period, Messiah was having Martin Luther study the Word of Elohim to be able to measure the true temple of Elohim.

And exactly three and a half years after the 9th session of the Lateran Council opened on May 5, 1514, Martin Luther nailed his ’95 Theses’ on the door of the Wittenberg Church on October 31, 1517.

The 1823 Encyclopedia Britannica records what happened after the 3.5 years of silence, “in 1517, the empire of superstition received its first attack (its death blow almost) from Martin Luther.”

and they stood upon their feet;

Luther’s act was the defining moment that the Church of Messiah came alive again, as it ignited the Protestant Reformation, where many came forward to testify against the Roman Catholic Church.

With the Word of Elohim, the Church re-assumed their former station, to be in a position and a state of readiness to serve Messiah, to defend his truths, and discharge their duty with boldness and courage, fearing the face of none.

“..be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:10-18

In 1525 A.D. William Tyndale published the first preserved English New Testament.

Interestingly enough, in 1536 A.D. when Tyndale was being burned at the stake by the Papal Church, he cried out “Lord, open the king of England’s eyes.”

Elohim answered Tyndale’s prayer, as King Henry VIII of England authorized the Great Bible in 1540, and it was read aloud in church services of the Church of England. Then in 1611 A.D. the King James Bible was published.

With the advent of the printing press and the Word of Elohim translated into English, millions of people were finally able to read the Bible.

The Two Witnesses, the Word of Elohim and the Church of Messiah, were alive again and stronger than ever, testifying against the Catholic Church, preaching the pure Gospel of Christ.

In Messiah’s message to the Sardis Church era, which started in 1514 A.D., Messiah said “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.” Revelation 3:4

John Calvin, Martin Luther, John Wesley and many other revered scholars, would seem to be among the few names who were not defiled.

and great fear fell upon them which saw them;

They thought that they had killed Christ’s Church by eliminating the witness of the Word of Elohim.

But now the Bible was being printed in English, and much to their dismay, millions of copies were being spread worldwide.

Millions of people heeded the call of the Reformers and they came out of the Catholic Church to be saved by the pure Gospel of Messiah .

Messiah’s saints were stronger than ever, and they proclaimed salvation through Messiah only, and they testified that the Roman Catholic Church is the Antichrist beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots, who is drunk with the blood of the saints, and the Pope, the Son of Perdition.

Worldwide missions caused millions to be saved.

The Catholic Church had taken control of the nations, but the light of the Word of Elohim overcame them and the Church took back control of the nations.

The Churches doctrine and conduct tormented them.

The revival of Elohim’s work and His witnesses stuck terror into the souls of the Catholic Church.

Where there is guilt, there is fear; and a persecuting spirit, though cruel, is a cowardly spirit.

Whenever Elohim’s works and witnesses revive, Satan’s work and witnesses fall before Him.

Revelation 11:12, “And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them.”

It is clear that these witnesses of the 1,260 years didn’t literally ascend to heaven, but symbolically they had been raised up into heavenly places in Messiah.

“(Christ) raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6

In 1528, Martin Luther wrote, “We are not the first ones who applied the anti-Christian kingdom of the papacy; this, many great men have dared to do many years before us and that, frankly and openly, under the greatest persecution. The old divinely-ordained witnesses confirm our doctrine, and the bodies of the saints arise as it were among us with the newly vivified Gospel, and awaken much confidence.”

and their enemies beheld them;

The Catholic Church saw them enter into a purer, and more glorious spiritual state than before.

Revelation 11:13, “In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.”

And the same hour was there a great earthquake

An earthquake symbolically represents a very great commotion in the civil affairs of kingdoms and nations, in this case of the Roman Catholic Church.

And the tenth part of the city fell.

England was the first nation to break away from the Roman Catholic Church, called Babylon the great city.

In 1534, King Henry VIII separated the English Church from the Roman Catholic Church, which was 1/10th of their influence.

And in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand

The word ‘thousand’ is properly translated as chiliads, meaning provinces or countries.

The Union of Utrecht is a federation of Old Catholic churches that seceded from the Roman Catholic Church.

These seven provinces fell away from the Catholic Church as a result of the Reformation: Holland, Zealand, Utrecht, Freiseland, Groningen, Overyssel and Guiderland.

And the rest were afraid and gave glory to the Elohim of heaven.

Rest is translated as “remnant” in the KJ, which means the remnant of Christ’s Church, which witnessed the great commotion in the Catholic Church and gave glory to Elohim.

Revelation 11:14, “The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.”

Six vials in Revelation 16 have been poured out on the Roman Catholic Church in judgment of her shedding the blood of the saints.

The third woe will include the Harlot being burned in Revelation 17, Babylon being destroyed in Revelation 18.

The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 Conclusion.

Now look back to Messiah’s promise to the Thyatira Church era, to see that He kept His promise to them.

But hold fast what you have till I come. And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations– ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’– as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘Revelation 2:25-28

Satan had taken power over the nations, but Messiah promised the overcomers, that He would give power to the church over the nations.

In other words, they would take back spiritual power and the Gospel of Messiah would spread through the nations, which is exactly what happened during the next church era, as the Protestant Reformation was born.

The next church eras of Sardis and Philadelphia indeed ruled with the rod of iron, the Word of Elohim, as they took back control of the nations, and dashed the power of the Catholic Church.

The Bible was translated into English, German, French, etc.

Millions of Bibles were printed and spread worldwide.

Millions of people came out of the Catholic Church and were saved by the pure Gospel.

This formed the Protestant Churches; which led to worldwide missions where millions were saved

The Catholic Church feared and beheld the hand of Elohim, but then they convened at the Council of Trent to map out a strategy to bring the Protestant Churches back under them, and in fact, to bring the whole world under their control.

Tichonius in the 4th century saw “the sackcloth-robed witnesses as either the two Testaments, or the light-giving Church fed by the oil of those two Testaments” (p. 332).

The 7th Trumpet Of Revelation 11

The Trumpets represented Messiah sending army after army against the pagan Roman Empire.  The 1st woe was the Muslims attacking the Roman Empire and the 2nd woe was the Turks (Ottoman Empire) attached the Eastern Roman Empire.

The 7th Trumpet of Revelation marks a transition from judgment of the Roman Empire to the Roman Catholic Church, as it prepares for the bowls to be poured out on those who had obeyed the Roman Catholic Church, in killing the saints in France and Spain.

 

Revelation 11:14-17 “The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. 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. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Revelation 11:18-19 “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Revelation 14 – Protestant Reformation Harvest

Most people would associate the great harvest to the end of time when Messiah returns, but it falls in chronological order of Revelation 11, when the Protestant Reformation was born.

The harvest of Revelation 14 represents the time of the Protestant Reformation, when millions of people came out of the Catholic Church to be saved by faith.

This lead to the formation of the Protestant Churches, and worldwide missions when many millions of people were redeemed for the Father.

Revelation 14:1-5 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.  And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:  And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.  These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

The Father uses the number 12 for organization.. i.e., the 12 tribes of Israel, the 12 Apostles.

The 144,000 may be looked at as 12 Apostles on whom the foundation of the Church is built, each have 12 divisions. It should not be interpreted that exactly 144,000 were set aside as first fruits, as it is merely a representative number.

Bible scholar John Gill notes, “being the firstfruits unto God, and to the Lamb; in allusion to the firstfruits under the law, which represented and sanctified the lump, and showed that harvest was coming; so these persons are called the firstfruits to God, and to the Lamb, being called by grace, and consecrated to their worship and service, with reference to the harvest of souls, or that large number of them which will be gathered in during the spiritual reign of Christ, which these persons will be at the beginning of; and as those who are first called and converted in a country or nation are said to be the firstfruits of it, Romans 16:5; so these being the first, in the period of time to which respect is had, bear this name;”

Revelation 14:6-7 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

The people in the Roman Catholic Church were starved for biblical truth, as the Papal Church did not allow them to have a Bible, the priests taught in Latin, and they said that salvation is by works through the Papal Church.

These Catholics were ripe for the harvest, so when Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformers preached the pure Gospel of salvation by faith in Christ’s atoning work as the Lamb of God, millions were reaped unto a harvest for the Lord, fulfilling Revelation 14:14-16.

In 1731 Whitfield and Wesley commenced their evangelistic labors so marvelously blessed on both sides of the Atlantic: and that in 1740-44, the Glorious Revival took place at Northampton in New England, in connection with the labors of Jonathan Edwards.

Did not this flight of the angel of the Everlasting Gospel begin in the Great Revival in the time of Zinzendorf, Wesley, Whitfield, and Jonathan Edwards?

Its trumpet note was primarily one of triumphant joy; its thrilling proclamation liberty for the captives, and salvation for the lost.

Revelation 14:8-11 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.  And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

The Protestant Reformers proclaimed that the Papal Church was the antichrist Beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, and the office of the Papacy, the Son of Perdition, fulfilling Revelation 14:8.

The Roman Catholic Church responded to the Protestant Reformation with the Council of Trent in the 16th century, where they empowered the Jesuits to bring the Protestants back under their control.

And they implemented the Inquisition, to torture and kill the Protestant heretics.

From this point the Counter-Reformation was born, when the Jesuits and Popes would cause the kings of the world to persecute the saints.

Revering the Popes means they had the mark of the beast on their forehead.  Obeying the Popes meant that they had the mark of their hand.

The Papal-controlled countries of France and Spain had the mark of the beast on them, as they killed millions of saints.

And they would see be the wrath of Elohim during the bowl judgments that were poured out on them.

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Even during persecution, torture and death, the saints kept the faith during the Catholic Inquistion.

Revelation 14:13-14 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

Millions of saints died at the hands of Rome, France and Spain.

Revelation 14:15-17 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.  And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.  And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

The harvest of souls out of the Roman Catholic Church was great, leading to her power being reduced in Europe.

Revelation 14:18-20 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.  And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

The sharp sickle represents the upcoming bowl judgments of Revelation 16, against the Roman Catholic Church, France and Spain.

Their blood was shed in the very same places that they had shed the blood of the saints.

Revelation 14 – The Mark Of The Beast

There are two separate fulfillments of the Mark Of The Beast.  The first is referenced in Revelation 14, 15 and 16, which applied to the people in France, Spain and other countries, who revered (forehead) and obeyed (right hand) the antichrist Popes of Rome in killing the saints during the 12th-18th centuries.

This application will be the topic of this study.

The second is referenced in Revelation 13 and 19, and it applies to the end times One World Government, when the Jesuits of Rome will enforce of the Mark Of The Beast.

The second application of the Mark Of The Beast will be discussed in the studies on Revelation 16.

In both applications, having the Mark Of The Beast means that you revere/worship (mark on your forehead) the antichrist Pope, and that you obey (mark on your right hand) his commands.

In Revelation 10 and 11 we learned that the Roman Catholic Church had relentlessly worked to eliminate the Holy Scriptures and the Church of Christ, the Two Witnesses against it. In 1514 A.D., they proclaimed that all of Christendom was under their power, and that there was no witness against it.

Then 3 1/2 years later in 1517 A.D., Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis, which sparked the Protestant Reformation. Out of this came a great harvest of souls, as millions of Catholics found salvation in Christ alone.

Revelation 11 proclaimed the need to preach the Gospel again, which was done by the Protestant Reformers.

Revelation 14:8-12 “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

The sides are drawn.  Those who obey the Popes of Rome in killing the saints, have the Mark Of The Beast on them, and they will be punished.

Revelation 14:13 “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”

To counter the Reformation, the Popes of Rome empower the Jesuits, the supposed Society of Jesus, to bring the Protestants back under the power of the Papal Church.

This they did by causing many Protestants to be killed in France, Spain and other Catholic countries.

The enemy has infiltrated Churches and causes Pastors to not recall all of the brutal Papal attacks on the saints, so that Christians don’t realize who is the enemy of Messiah and His Church.

During the 1,260 year reign of the Roman Catholic Church from 538-1798 A.D, over 50 million saints refused to bow down to the authority of the Popes. The saint refused to obey the Popes commands to deny their faith, so they were killed.

Here is a list of declarations by Popes, the leaders of Catholic countries, and the resulting actions by the armies that they controlled. You can see that all of these people revered and obeyed the Pope, in killing the saints, thus they had the mark of the beast on them.  All years are A.D.

1179 – Pope Alexander III commanded that the Waldenses be exterminated. So King Phillip of France caused his army to burn the town of Picardy and it’s people.

1208-1226 – Pope Innocent III orders a crusade to be launched against the Albigensian Christians in southern France, and Roman Catholic armies are sent to exterminate them. (e)

The Albigensian Christians preached against the immoralities of the Roman Catholic priesthood, pilgrimages, worship of saints and idols…opposed the (pompous and pretentious) claims of the Church of Rome; made great use of the Scriptures. By 1167 they (the Albigensian Christians) were a majority of the population of South France.

The Cistercian order of Catholic monks were then commissioned to preach all over France, Flanders, and Germany for the purpose of raising an army sufficient to kill the Bible believers.

All who volunteered to take part in these mass murders were promised that they would receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

The Albigenses were referred to in Pope Innocent’s Sunday morning messages as “servants of the old serpent“. Innocent promised the killers a heavenly kingdom if they took up their swords against these unarmed populaces. (f)

1209 – On July 22, 1209, Roman Catholic “crusaders” butcher approximately 20,000 men, women, and children at the French city of Beziers. (f)

The whole city was sacked, and when someone complained that Catholics were being killed as well as “heretics”, the papal legates told them to go on killing and not to worry about it for “the Lord knows His own.”

1211 – Roman Catholic authorities burn at the stake approximately 80 Bible-believing Waldensian Christian men and women at Strasburg in Alsace (in northeastern France). (g2)

1219 – The Roman Catholic “crusaders” slaughter all the inhabitants (approx. 7000) – men, women, and children – of the market center of Marmande in western Languedoc (in southern France). (h)

1229 – The Council of Toulouse forbids reading or owning a Vaudois (Waldensian) Bible. (Canon XIV)

We prohibit laymen possessing copies of the Old and New Testament … We forbid them most severely to have the above books in the popular vernacular.” (In any language but Latin)

The lords of the districts shall carefully seek out the ‘heretics’ in dwellings, hovels, and forests, and even their underground retreats shall be entirely wiped out.” – Council Tolosanum – Pope Gregory IX

1229The Roman Catholic Inquisition executes 32,000 Bible-believing Albigensian Christians at Toulouse, France – and confiscates all their property! (i)

By the time the Roman Catholic armies finish these “crusades”, almost the entire population of southern France (mostly Albigensian Christians) has been exterminated.

1234The Council of Tarragona declared that no Bible is permitted in one’s native language.  All of them must be burned. (j)

No one may possess the books of the Old and New Testaments in the Romance language (such as French, Italian, Spanish, etc.), and if anyone possesses them he must turn them over to the local bishop within eight days after the promulgation of this decree, so that they may be burned.” – Council of Tarragona, the Roman Catholic Church Council of 1234 (j2)

1477 – When Pope Sixtus IV commanded a crusade against the Waldensian Christians in southern France, Roman Catholic soldiers responded by murdering many thousands of these Bible-believing Christians – men, women, and children. (r)

1481 – Kickoff of the “Spanish Inquisition”. The Roman Catholic Church’s hierarchy choreographs an orgy of torture and burning people alive – called the Inquisition. Though it is aimed initially and primarily at Jews and Moslems, the Inquisition also targets those Christians whose beliefs are not completely in line with the Roman Catholic Church’s doctrines and practices.

In Spain alone the number of condemned exceeded three million, with about 300,000 burned at the stake during the length of the Spanish Inquisition. (r2)

Yet, not all Romanists have been comfortable with the totalitarian nature of their “church”. Even Jean Antoine Llorente, secretary to the Spanish Inquisition from 1790-92, was to admit: “The horrid conduct of this Holy Office weakened the power and diminished the population of Spain by arresting the progress of arts, sciences, industry, and commerce, and by compelling multitudes of families to abandon the kingdom; by instigating the expulsion of the Jews and the Moors, and by immolating on its flaming shambles more than 300,000 victims.”

Pope Innocent VIII appointed the brutal Thomas of Torquemada as the Inquisitor General of Spain, and ordered all rulers to deliver up heretics to him.

In 1498, Tomas de Torquemada, as Inquisitor General of Spain, ordered more than 10,000 people to be burned at the stake because they didn’t agree with his religious views. He used the Inquisition for religious and political reasons, believing punishment of (so-called) ‘heretics’ and non-Christians – chiefly Jews and Muslims – was the only way to achieve political unity in Spain.

Greatly feared and hated by millions, he persuaded (Spanish King) Ferdinand and (Queen) Isabella to rid Spain of Jews. More than a million families were driven from Spain during that time. The country never recovered from the resulting decline.” (r3)

The Inquisition was not only used for “religious and political purposes” – it was also used to loot and plunder the lands and possessions of Jews, Muslims, Bible-believing Christians, and even some wealthy Roman Catholics.

Many Christians were accused of being “heretics” simply because they held the Holy Bible to be of higher authority than the Papacy, or because they would not submit to corrupt Papal authority.

Pope Paul III in 1534 commanded the Duke of Savoy to exterminate the Voiduis?? in the valleys of the piedment in northern italy.

1540-1570 – Papal Rome sent army after army of Roman Catholic soldiers into southern France and surrounding areas in an attempt to exterminate the Waldensian Bible-believing Christians.

These Roman Catholic armies butchered up to 900,000 Waldensian Christians – men, women, and children – during that thirty-year period. (t)

Think of Monks and Priests, in holy garments — directing, with heartless cruelty and inhuman brutality — the work of torturing and burning alive innocent men and women, and doing it in the Name of Christ — by the direct order of the “Vicar of Christ!”

The Inquisition was the most notorious and devilish thing in human history! It was devised by Popes, and used by them for 500 years, to maintain their power.

For its evil record — none of the subsequent line of “Holy” and “Infallible” Popes have ever apologized!

1550-1560 – Papal Rome directed Roman Catholic King of Spain Philip II to send 10,000 Spanish troops, led by the Duke of Alva, to the Netherlands, in accordance with the Edict of 1550, to stamp out Protestantism there. From 1550-1560, these Roman Catholic troops butchered up to 250,000 Dutch Protestants. (v)

1572 Roman Catholic soldiers butchered upwards of 100,000 French Protestants (Huguenots) during the St. Bartholomew massacre that started in Paris. Butchery of Protestants then spread to the countryside. (w)

The glorious Reformation, begun in Germany on October 31, 1517, had spread to France—and was joyfully received. A great change had come over the people as industry and learning began to flourish, and so rapidly did the Truth spread that over a third of the population embraced the Reformed Christian Faith.

The (Roman Catholic) king of France had cleverly arranged a marriage between his sister and Admiral Coligny, the chief Protestant leader.  There was a great feast with much celebrating.  After four days of feasting, the soldiers were given a signal.

At twelve o’clock midnight, all the houses of the Protestants in the city were forced open at once.  The admiral was killed, his body thrown out of a window into the street where his head was cut off and sent (first to the Roman Catholic Cardinal of Lorraine, and then on) to the pope.

They also slaughtered many other well-known Protestants. In the first three days, over ten thousand were killed.  The bodies were thrown into the river and blood ran through the streets into the river until it appeared like a stream of blood. From Paris, the destruction spread to all parts of the country. Very few Protestants escaped the fury of the Roman Catholic persecutors.

At Orleans, a thousand were slain of men, women, and children, and six thousand at Rouen.

At Meldith, two hundred were put into prison, and later brought out by units, and cruelly murdered.

At Lyons, eight hundred were massacred. Here children hanging about their parents, and parents affectionately embracing their children, were pleasant food for the swords and bloodthirsty minds of those who call themselves the Catholic Church. Here three hundred were slain in the bishop’s house; and the impious monks would suffer none to be buried.

At Augustobona, on the people hearing of the massacre at Paris, they shut their gates that no Protestants might escape, and searching diligently for every individual of the reformed Church, imprisoned and then barbarously murdered them.

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Upon hearing of the bloodshed in Paris, Pope Gregory XIII celebrated by declaring a jubilee day of public thanksgiving.

Guns were fired in salute and the Pope ordered the striking of a commemorative medallion.

Subsequently, Gregory XIII also commissioned a mural by Giorgio Vasari to hang in the Vatican depicting the wondrous St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. The king also commanded the day to be kept with every demonstration of joy, concluding now that the whole race of Huguenots was extinct. (w)

1685 – Roman Catholic French King Louis XIV, at the urging of his father-confessor, Jesuit priest Pere La Chaise, revokes the “Edict of Nantes” that had granted religious liberty to all Frenchmen. (z2)

King Louis XIV then orders his murderous dragoons to persecute the French Protestant Huguenots which resulted in 500,000 innocent Protestants (men, women, and children) being butchered!

The Popish French governors in each parish declared that the king would no longer suffer any Huguenots (French Protestants) in his kingdom, that they had to change their religion and become Catholic, either freely or by force.

The Protestants replied that they ‘were ready to sacrifice their lives and estates to the king, but their consciences being God’s they could not so dispose of them.’

Instantly the troops seized the gates and avenues of the cities, and placing guards in all the passages, entered with sword in hand, crying, “Die, or be Catholics!” And they practiced every wickedness and horror they could devise to force them to change their religion. (z2)

You can read the gruesome details as recorded in Fox’s Book of Martyrs.

You can clearly see that the Popes of Rome, the Kings who revered and obeyed him, and the armies who carried out his orders to kill the saints, all deserved punishment.

Pope Nicholas said “For where Christ bids Peter put up his sword, and admonished His disciples not to use any outward force in revenging themselves, do not I, Pope Nicholas, writing to the Bishops of France, exhort them to draw out their material swords. (“Acts and Monuments” by J. Fox.)

Revelation 13:10 proclaims that because they used the sword against the saints, they deserved the sword to come against them, which happens during the bowl judgments.

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.”

Revelation 15 – 7 Bowls Of Judgment Prelude

Revelation 15:1 “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.”

The seal judgments and trumpet judgments were against the pagan Roman Empire, who Satan had empowered to try to wipe out the Early Church, killing 10 million saints.

The bowl judgments mark a shift, as they are poured out to exact vengeance against the next phase of the Roman beast, the Roman Catholic church, who had killed over 50 million saints.

Revelation 15:2-4 “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.”

The saints overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.  In the economy of God, every martyr who did not deny their faith was a victory over the beast.

Revelation 15:5-8 “And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.”

The wrath of God is against those who worship/revere (mark on forehead) the antichrist Popes of Rome and obey (mark of right hand) their commands.

The First Bowl Of Revelation 16

Summary: The 1st Bowl was poured out when the Jesuits caused the foul and loathsome sore of atheism to spread across France. The French Protestants had been killed, so the Catholic religion was all that was left. And the Lord allowed the abomination of atheism to corrupt the French people, to turn them away from the Papal Church, which led to the bloody French Revolution.

In Horae Apocalypticae, an eschatological study written in the 19th century by Edward Bishop Elliott, he saw the fulfillment of the Apocalyptic symbol in “that tremendous outbreak of social and moral evil, of democratic fury, atheism, and vice, which characterized the French Revolution.”

Isaiah 1:4-7 describes the tribe of Judah as corrupted and full of putrifying sores:

Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.”

 

Revelation 16:1-2, Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth.” So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.

It’s still referring to the Roman Earth, which the Roman Catholic Church now controlled.

And the country of France was called the First Born Son of the Papacy, as the king and Catholics revered Him as their leader.

The Pope commanded the King of France to have his Catholic army and subjects persecute and kill the Protestants in the country.

Having the mark of the beast meant that you revered the Pope (forehead) and that you obeyed the Pope (right hand)

France was equally split between Catholics and Protestants, but after the French persecuted the saints, there was practically none left in the country, as they had either escaped or were killed.

Some of the best people who contributed to the great country of France were now gone.  The salt of the land that had preserved it, had been cast out.

What would America be like if you removed all of the Christians?  It would descend into great apostasy to be sure. That is what happened to France.

The Jesuits used people like French poet, dramatist and historian Voltaire, to guide the minds of the French in philosophy, as to cause them to throw off the chains of all religions.

Those who an make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire

His writings caused France to enter an age of reason, who became their god.  Voltaire was the leader of the Enlightenment. He declared that the Bible was false, and this so was the Catholic Church

Add to this that the French people had witnessed the wholesale slaughter of the Huguenots, which shook their faith in the Papal Church.

On August 26, 1792, the denial of God in France “was for the first time formally established by law.”

This law declared that there were no God, setting up the overthrow of the Catholics.

Faber saw in the delusive spirit of atheism which had swap in the Revolution the darkest form of Antichristian apostasy; that of the open and blasphemous denial of the Father, and of the Son.*

The Jansenists; a Jesuit-led society utterly corrupt in morals, and literature propagated infidelity, and sowed the seeds of revolution.

The country fell into total apostasy, as the plague of infidelity and immorality, like an ulcerous core, covering the nation from head to foot.

This caused them to seek liberty from any religious institution, and they turned on the Roman Catholic Church.

The result, which is explained in the next few bowls of judgment, resulted in mighty Catholic nation of France, to be thrown into a civil war, which was deluged with the blood of the leaders, the Catholic priests and many Catholics.

From France as the centre, it spread like a plague, through its affiliated societies, to the other countries of Papal Christendom.

Quotes From Our Forefather’s

Writing in 1813 A.D., Cunninghame says that atheism and anarchy were chief blotches in the dreadful plague.*

In the early 18th century, historicist Flemming wrote two vital works. They are called ‘The Apocalyptic Key‘ and ‘The Rise and Fall of the Papacy‘.

Based on the date of 533 A.D., he said that exactly 1,260 years later we could expect to see God pouring out his “Vials” of judgment upon the Latin kingdom of Europe. He said it must begin in 1793-94. He went further and said that if the judgments didn’t start in Italy, they would start in France, the eldest daughter of the papacy. And that was absolutely precise.*

The Second Bowl Of Revelation 16

Summary: The 2nd Bowl was poured out as the Jesuits incited the French people to revolt against the Catholic Church leaders and France’s leaders, and their heads rolled. During the French Revolution over 250,000 Catholics were killed in the very places that the French Protestants had been killed.

 

Revelation 16:3, Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died.

Revelation 17:15 tells us that water represents people. A sea is a large group of people, such as those in Paris.

The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.“

In 1685 A.D. French King Louis XIV had ordered the Protestant ministers to leave France or be killed.

Now the Jesuit Jacobins ordered the priests of the French Roman Catholic Church to leave the kingdom overnight, and be massacred by the way.

The corrupt and tyrannical government of France was overthrown.

The King and Queen were beheaded on Jan. 21, 1793, and with that fell the government of France, laden with the crimes of centuries of oppression, corruption, and cruelty.

The Roman Catholic Church through France was desecrated.

Notre Dame in Paris was converted into the “Temple of Reason” 24,000 priests were massacred, and 40,000 Churches “turned into stables.”

France,” says Cunninghame, “became drenched in its own blood, and the whole territory converted into a vast slaughter-house.”

The French had killed 100,000 Protestants at the great massacre of St. Barthomew.

And now “the St. Barthomew of five years,” as the massacre of the Revolution has been called, took place.

More than 30,000 were massacred in the city of Lyons; at Nantes, 27,000; in Paris, 15,000; in La Vendee, 300,000. In all France about two millions of persons were massacred of whom 250,000 were women; 230,000 children; and 24,000 priests.

The massacre of the priests “was but the prelude to a general massacre in the Abbaye, the horrors of which exceeded anything hitherto witnessed in the Revolution.

The people confiscated all the vast revenues of the church and all the estates of refugee nobles, for the use of the State. They subjected to themselves all ecclesiastical, civil, and judicial power throughout the country.

They murdered the royal guard, and some five thousand leading royalists; dethroned, imprisoned, tried, condemned, and murdered the king, and then the queen.

The ‘reign of terror’ witnessed the slaughter of one million and twenty-two thousand persons, of all ranks and ages, and of both sexes, till the streets of Paris ran with blood, and the guillotines could not overtake their work.

Thousands were mowed down by grapeshot fusillades, which was a mass of iron balls shot from cannons.

They were drowned in ‘noyades,’ where in loaded vessels, hundreds of victims were purposely sunk in the rivers.

They were roasted alive in heated ovens, or tortured to death by other infernal cruelties.

Lest you think this is too harsh a punishment, these are the same things that they did to the French Protestants.

Our Messiah truly does exact vengeance on the enemy of His bride.

Elliott (Horae Apocalypticae), and other interpreters, consider that the sphere of this judgment was in a special sense a maritime one; that its effects fell on “the maritime power, and commerce, and colonies of Papal Christendom.

For twenty years, the fleet of England wasted in all directions the ships, commerce, and maritime colonies of France, and of her allies, Holland and Spain.

Their fleet was destroyed in 1793, at Toulon, by Lord Hood; by whom also Corsica, and nearly all the Spanish and West Indian Islands were taken in 1794.

In 1795 followed the naval victory off L’Orient, and the capture of the Cape of Good Hope.

The victory in 1797 off Cape St. Vincent was quickly succeeded by that of Camperdown over the Dutch fleet.

Then followed Lord Nelson’s three mighty victories of the Nile in 1798, of Copenhagen in 1801, and in 1805 of Trafalgar.

Viewing the losses suffered by France from 1793 to the end of 1815, we find that nearly 600 vessels of war, besides numerous ships of commerce, were destroyed, together with a large proportion of their officers and man.

From  The People’s New Testament Commentary on Revelation 16:3;

Protestant England and Catholic Europe strive together upon the ocean. The old Catholic powers, those which in the past have been the vile instruments of Papal wrong, the nations whose kings have committed fornication with the great spiritual harlot, suffer the loss in this long and deadly struggle of six hundred ships of the Line, the largest war vessels that then went to sea, besides the thousands of ships of war of smaller size. At the close of the contest, the naval power of Catholic Europe had been swept from the ocean.

From Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible on Revelation 16:3

The sea became as the blood of a dead man; and may show also that, on the supposition that it was intended that these events should be referred to, an appropriate symbol has been employed. No language could more strikingly set forth these bloody scenes.

The Third Bowl Of Revelation 16

Summary: The 3rd Bowl was poured out as the bloody French Revolution spread out from the major cities (seas) to the more rural areas (rivers and springs, smaller groups of people) where they had shed the blood of saints and prophets, and now it was time for them to drink the same fate.

To understand why the French people deserved the wrath of God, here is a summary of some of the persecutions of the saints in France:

1477 A.D. – When Pope Sixtus IV commanded a crusade against the Waldensian Christians in southern France, Roman Catholic soldiers responded by murdering many thousands of these Bible-believing Christians – men, women, and children. (1)

1540-1570 A.D. – Papal Rome sent army after army of Roman Catholic soldiers into southern France and surrounding areas in an attempt to exterminate the Waldensian Bible-believing Christians.

These Roman Catholic armies butchered up to 900,000 Waldensian Christians – men, women, and children – during that thirty-year period. (2)

Think of Monks and Priests, in holy garments — directing, with heartless cruelty and inhuman brutality — the work of torturing and burning alive innocent men and women, and doing it in the Name of Christ — by the direct order of the “Vicar of Christ!”

1572 A.D. Roman Catholic soldiers butchered upwards of 100,000 French Protestants (Huguenots) during the St. Bartholomew massacre that started in Paris. Butchery of Protestants then spread to the countryside.

The (Roman Catholic) king of France had cleverly arranged a marriage between his sister and Admiral Coligny, the chief Protestant leader.  There was a great feast with much celebrating.  After four days of feasting, the soldiers were given a signal.

At twelve o’clock midnight, all the houses of the Protestants in the city were forced open at once.  The admiral was killed, his body thrown out of a window into the street where his head was cut off and sent (first to the Roman Catholic Cardinal of Lorraine, and then on) to the pope.

They also slaughtered many other well-known Protestants. In the first three days, over ten thousand were killed.  The bodies were thrown into the river and blood ran through the streets into the river until it appeared like a stream of blood. From Paris, the destruction spread to all parts of the country. Very few Protestants escaped the fury of the Roman Catholic persecutors.

At Orleans, a thousand were slain of men, women, and children, and six thousand at Rouen.

At Meldith, two hundred were put into prison, and later brought out by units, and cruelly murdered.

At Lyons, eight hundred were massacred. Here children hanging about their parents, and parents affectionately embracing their children, were pleasant food for the swords and bloodthirsty minds of those who call themselves the Catholic Church. Here three hundred were slain in the bishop’s house; and the impious monks would suffer none to be buried.

At Augustobona, on the people hearing of the massacre at Paris, they shut their gates that no Protestants might escape, and searching diligently for every individual of the reformed Church, imprisoned and then barbarously murdered them.

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Upon hearing of the bloodshed in Paris, Pope Gregory XIII celebrated by declaring a jubilee day of public thanksgiving.

Guns were fired in salute and the Pope ordered the striking of a commemorative medallion.

Subsequently, Gregory XIII also commissioned a mural by Giorgio Vasari to hang in the Vatican depicting the wondrous St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. The king also commanded the day to be kept with every demonstration of joy, concluding now that the whole race of Huguenots was extinct. (3)

1685 A.D. – Roman Catholic French King Louis XIV, at the urging of his father-confessor, Jesuit priest Pere La Chaise, revokes the “Edict of Nantes” that had granted religious liberty to all Frenchmen. (4)

King Louis XIV then orders his murderous dragoons to persecute the French Protestant Huguenots which resulted in 500,000 innocent Protestants (men, women, and children) being butchered!

The Popish French governors in each parish declared that the king would no longer suffer any Huguenots (French Protestants) in his kingdom, that they had to change their religion and become Catholic, either freely or by force.

The Protestants replied that they ‘were ready to sacrifice their lives and estates to the king, but their consciences being God’s they could not so dispose of them.’

Instantly the troops seized the gates and avenues of the cities, and placing guards in all the passages, entered with sword in hand, crying, “Die, or be Catholics!” And they practiced every wickedness and horror they could devise to force them to change their religion. (4)

You can read the gruesome details as recorded in Fox’s Book of Martyrs.

So you can clearly see that the French people had obeyed the orders of the Popes of Rome, to shed the blood of the saints in France; and now it is time for their blood to be shed, as Messiah exacts vengeance for His saints.

Revelation 16:4-7, Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters saying: “You are righteous, O Lord, The One who is and who was and who is to be, Because You have judged these things. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, And You have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due.”And I heard another from the altar saying, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.”

The French armies killed many saints around the Rhine, Danube and Po River Valleys.  Lutherans, Moravians, Hussites, Albigenses, Waldenses, Vaudois, and Huguenots, willingly laid down their lives for the true faith of Jesus Christ

Now the French people would have their blood shed in the very same places. And the rivers were filled with their blood.

Piedmont, in northern Italy, which had all but exterminated the Waldenses, and turned their wild and lonely valley into a slaughter-house, was overrun by merciless invaders, and filled with the horrors of ruthless spoliation and bloodshed.

Albert Barnes in his Notes on the Bible points out that four points as to this vial are clear:

  1. That is would succeed the first mentioned, and apparently, at a period not remote.
  2. That it would occur in a region where there had been persecution.
  3. It would be in a country of streams, and rivers, and fountains.
  4. It would be a just retribution for the bloody persecutions which had occurred there.

In this interpretation of it he follows Elliot, who says, “During the year 1792 war was declared by France against Germany, and the next year against Sardinia; consequently all those towns watered by the Rhine and Alpine streams became scenes of carnage. Metz, Worms, Spires; the towns formerly desolated by Attila, suffered. Another French army entered upon the countries situated on the Meuse, a branch of the Rhine; a third advanced into Piedmont, the Alpine frontier.”

In 1797 Bonaparte attacked the Sardinians and Austrians. The course he tracked was from the Alpine rivers through Northern Italy, till he reached Venice. Every river was a scene of carnage and he crossed seven in succession. The Alpine rivers were turned to “blood.”

Again in 1799 the “fountains of waters” were dyed in blood, the French having suffered reverse and been driven out of all the placed they occupied in North Italy with much bloodshed.

Was it not so that the cruelties – of the French and Piedmontese, and the rulers of Savoy, against the Waldenses, the Huguenots and Calvinsits, from the end of the thirteenth to the end of the eighteenth century, and of Austria against the Hussites, the Waldenses and Lutherans in Lombardy, Moravia, and the Netherlands already related – did call out for retributive justice? “How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth.”

From The People’s New Testament Commentary, 19th Century

There are two marks given which help us to locate the seat where the plague of the third vial is poured. 1. It must be a region of rivers and fountains of waters. 2. It has evidently been the scene of terrible persecutions of the people of God.

This very region which was full of rivers, was the home of the Albigenses. Against them the Papacy had hurled its fanatical legions from generation to generation. The blood of the Protestants of the Alps had for centuries dyed the rocks and streams with crimson

The Fourth Bowl Of Revelation 16

Summary: The 4th Bowl was poured out as the Jesuits caused the bloody Napoleonic wars with countries that had previously banned them, so they were getting their revenge. Our Sovereign Lord used it to exact revenge against the countries that had shed the blood of His followers. But the leaders of the countries did not repent, they blasphemed God for His punishment, and they later came back under Jesuit control.

Revelation 16:8-9, Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.

As we have seen in the Apocalypse, the Sun symbolically represents a primary ruling power, in this case it represents Napoleon Bonaparte, who had seized power after the French Revolution.

From 1796 to 1815 A.D., Napoleon and his armies, referred to by historians as the “scourge of Europe,” scorched the European continent, causing much bloodshed, in the places that they had shed the saints blood.

Dr. Keith Alexander published various works on prophetical subjects. In the Signs of the Times (1832), on page 190 we read: “Napoleon performed the miracles of genius. His achievements still dazzle, while they amaze the world.  Within the space of eight years he scorched every kingdom in Europe, from Naples to Berlin, and from Lisbon to Moscow.  Ancient kingdoms withered before the intense blaze of his power… Kingdoms were unsparingly rift like garments… like the sun, there was nothing hid from his great heat.”

The Napoleonic Wars shattered the power of the Popes over the European nations.

The overthrow of Roman Catholic governments, and enormous destruction of life connected with the wars of Napoleon.  With the rise of Napoleon, the French Revolution took a new character, and became the scourge of Europe. The armies of France were now led on an unparalleled career of conquest by that man who was the most “gigantic manifestation of mental power and despotic will” the world had ever seen.

Arrogant, unscrupulous, selfish, remorseless, ambitious, self-reliant, with indomitable vigor, unwearying energy, marvelous military genius, surpassing administrative ability, uniting a lofty comprehensive intellect with utter disregard for moral considerations, Napoleon sacrificed the lives of millions, overturned the throne of Europe, revived the Empire of Charlemagne, and strove to obtain monarchy of the world.

The Catholic nations which had warred for centuries against the Reformed faith were successively crushed under the feet of this ruthless despot; thrones overturned, crowns trampled in the dust; armies scattered; cities pillages; provinces wasted with war; and reduced to desolation.

The Holy roman Empire and the Holy Catholic Church were prostrated by the tornado; the Imperial and Papal powers overthrown in common ruin.

Spain, which had crushed the Reformation within in her own borders, and in other lands, by the horrors of the Inquisition, and the Auto da Fe, was delivered over to the dreadful bloodshed and miseries of the seven years Peninsular war: the Inquisition suppressed; and a revolutionary spirit awakened which has made the country since the theater of endless strife, disaster, and decay.

They weakened the power of the Popes in Europe, heavy blows which led to his overthrow.

It was as if the sun were smitten in the heavens, and power were given to scorch men with fire. Europe seemed to be on fire with musketry and artillery, and presented almost the appearance of the broad blaze of a battlefield. The number that perished was immense.  These wars were attended with the usual consequences – blasphemy, profaneness, and reproaches of God in every form.

But the Pope did not repent, he did not acknowledge God’s righteous judgment against the Church of Rome.

In 1804, May 18th, Napoleon was crowned as Emperor. Pius VIII was compelled to be present at the coronation, and blessed the crown, while Napoleon put it on his own head.  He then changed the Italian republics into monarchies.  At Milan he crowned himself with the iron crown of the Lombard kings.

From The People’s New Testament Commentary, 19th Century

Since these vials of the wrath of God are “poured into the earth” (Re 16:1), the sun must be used as a symbol. It is a symbol of a supreme ruler–a ruler or king.

Any one who becomes a great light and occupies a pre-eminent position, may be indicated by this symbol. The Saviour is described as the Sun of Righteousness [Mal 4:2]. In the dream of Joseph, his father Jacob, the patriarchal ruler, is represented by the sun [Ge 37:9-10]. Among the orientals it is the well-known symbol of a king or ruler.

The fourth vial is poured upon this sun, and power is given it to scorch men with fire. Fire, the instrument of bitter pain, is a symbol of suffering. It is therefore evident that the ruler, symbolized by the sun, shall be the means of inflicting great suffering upon men.

As we have found that these calamities are directed against the Papacy, it would follow that the sufferers are those who have received the mark of the beast. Though these adherents of Rome are in great anguish from the calamities that befall them, still they do not repent of their crimes. Like ancient Egypt under the plagues, Rome will still persist in her wicked deeds, still refuse to liberate the people from her spiritual slavery.

In 1801 Napoleon Bonaparte became the ruler of France, and soon became the virtual ruler of all Papal Europe. Spain, Belgium, Holland, Italy, and Austria were at his feet and either ruler by his satraps or at his dictation.

No such scorching sun had arisen in the political horizon for more than a thousand years, and I do not know that the world has ever seen so great a scourge of man.

From 1796 to 1815 he was engaged in war without a moment’s cessation. He converted Europe into a great camp and every nation was blackened and torn with wars. In his wars it is estimated that 2,000,000 men perished by the sword, and none can tell of the want and misery and despair that brooded over the bleeding and desolated lands that were tracked by his armies.

This scorching sun, which parched, burnt and blackened the earth, exerted a most baleful influence on the power of the Papacy. In 1796 Bonaparte entered Italy; in 1797 his armies entered the Papal dominions, and a peace was made by which the Pope was not only shorn of half his provinces, but was compelled to buy off the invader by the payment of large sums of money.

The next year the French armies entered Rome, tore the Pope from the Vatican, sent him a prisoner to France to die, and robbed Rome of its hoarded wealth. The imprisoned Pope died in captivity. The next Pope was elected in 1799, not in Rome, which was held by French soldiers, but in Venice. In 1800 he was permitted to return to his desolated capital as the dependent of France.

In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte determined to have placed upon his head the old imperial crown as emperor of the Romans, and the Pope was compelled to journey by land to Paris in order to gratify his master by serving in the ceremonial.

Four years later Pius VII. was dragged from his palace, as his predecessor had been, and sent a prisoner into France. His states of the Church were confiscated. The grant made by Charlemagne nearly 1200 years before was resumed, and, until the fall of Napoleon, the Pope was without temporal possessions.

Napoleon had broken the spell of Rome. He taught the world that the power of the Popes might be successfully dared; a noteworthy service to the human race.

The Pope, from that time, ceased to be a powerful factor in the control of nations. But, notwithstanding these scourgings, the Papacy has not abated its exorbitant and blasphemous pretensions. “They repented not to give God glory” [Re 16:9].

The Fifth Bowl Of Revelation 16

Summary: The 5th Bowl was poured out on the seat of the beast, as the office of the Papacy lost their power in 1798 A.D. Shortly after the French Revolution, the Papal States were invaded by French forces, and they removed Pope Pius VI, who died in exile in Valence (France) in 1799. Their 1,260 reign was ended by the hand of the Lord, but they repented not. They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores of losing their power.

Revelation 16:10-11, Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.

This represents the Jesuits causing the Popes to be overthrown, his possessions stripped, his temporal government abolished, as he was carried away captive to die in a foreign land, and Rome given up to plunder and desecration.

French military office Berthier “marched upon Rome, set up a Roman republic, and laid hands upon the Pope. The sovereign Pontiff was borne away to the camp of the infidels… from prison to prison, and finally, carried captive into France.  Here he breathed his last at Valence, in the land where his priest had been slain, where his power was broken, and his name and office were a mockery and by-word, and in keeping of the rude soldiers of the unbelieving commonwealth, which had for ten years held to his lips a cup of such manifold and exceeding bitterness. Gill, “Papal Drama,” Book X

The authority and power of the Papacy progressively disintegrated from 1798 to 1866.  The Papal States were attacked repeatedly.  And in 1870, Rome was conquered by Italian troops, and incorporated into Italy.

This loss of power from such great heights caused the Popes of the Harlot Church to “gnaw their tongues for pain,” but she repented not.

Popes issued anathemas, but they had no power to enforce them.  Instead of repenting of her sins, the Popes of the Harlot Church continued to blaspheme God with their false doctrines.

Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible, 1683

And the fifth angel; the fifth of the seven angels mentioned Re 16:1: by which, as was said, is to be understood the instruments which God will use gradually to destroy the papacy; the fifth rank of persons, whom God will employ in the execution of this his purpose, by his acts of providence.

Poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; shall execute God’s wrath upon the city of Rome itself, wholly destroying the papacy in their power.

From The People’s New Testament Commentary, 19th Century

By the throne of the beast must be meant the seat of his power. There are few students of the Bible, whether Catholic or Protestant, who deny that Italy and Rome are the throne of the great world power of which the seven-headed beast is the symbol.

Then, the scene of the calamities of the fifth vial will be Italy and Rome. That has been the seat of the beast for 1300 years. In the very seat of his power the beast shall receive a blow that will fill his kingdom with darkness, and those who worship him with anguish. Something shall occur that will cause great dismay and anguish to the Roman priesthood and devotees. Have any changes occurred in Italy and Rome which have caused them to gnaw their tongues in pain?

In the year 1848 the people of Rome arose in rebellion to the Papal authority and drove Pius IX. into exile. A few months later he was restored by a French army. Nor did he dare remain when restored, save under the protection of French bayonets. With a French garrison he continued to rule his circumscribed territory until 1870. In that year France was compelled to withdraw her soldiers to defend her soil from German invasion. That was the opportunity of Italy. The Papal army was scattered by the soldiers of Victor Emmanuel; the Pope shut himself in the Vatican, and Rome became the capital of new Italy.

The temporal power of the Pope is gone forever. The Italian government has seized upon the overgrown possessions of the church. The lands it claimed have been confiscated, monasteries and convents have been closed, and universal religious toleration declared. Protestant churches and schools are founded in Rome itself, and statues have been erected under the shadow of the Vatican to martyrs whom the Papacy had slain. It is said they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not. [Re 16:11.] What better illustration of this than that the Pope has been declared infallible!

That the reader may see that there is beyond doubt something in the symbolism which points to such a fulfillment as has been suggested above I will quote an old work cited by Albert Barnes, written by Robert Flemming and published in 1701, nearly two hundred years ago.

It is called the Apocalyptic Key, and contains the following on the fifth vial: “The fifth vial which is to be poured out on the seat of the beast, or the dominions which belong more immediately to, and depend upon, the Roman See; that I say this judgment will begin about A.D. 1794, and expire about A.D. 1848.” As a matter of fact Bonaparte invaded Italy in 1796, and in 1848 the Pope was driven from Rome. Since that date, though returned and protected by the French until 1870, his temporal power has been at an end.

The Sixth Bowl Of Revelation 16

Summary: The 6th Bowl was poured out to dry up the Ottoman Empire, the people (river) of the Euphrates who had been released during the 6th Trumpet of Revelation 9. During the 18th and 19th centuries, they lost control of the territories that they had occupied. They lost control of Palestine to General Allenby of Great Britain in 1917 A.D. And were only left with the country of Turkey.

Revelation 16:12-16, Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 

 

The meaning of the sixth vial is determined by that of the sixth trumpet.  Under the “woe” of the sixth trumpet, a destroying army, vast in numbers, issued from the River Euphrates as a judgment on idolatrous christendom.

With one consent historical interpreters have recognized the fulfillment of this “woe,” in the overthrow of the Eastern Roman Empire by the Turks, whose myriads of horsemen came from the banks of the Euphrates.

The sixth trumpet of Revelation 9 represents the Turks, who became the great Ottoman Empire, being released from the Euphrates River to go attack the Eastern Roman Empire. The Ottoman Empire conquered a vast amount of territory.

Hence the drying-up of the Euphrates which takes place under the sixth vial, has long been interpreted to mean a wasting away, or notable diminution of Turkish power; involving the decline of its population, and the loss of its territories.

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The initial date of the modern drying up, or exhaustion of the Turkish Empire, was that of the Greek insurrection in 1821.

A formidable insurrection against the Turkish power began in Greece, which quickly spread to Wallachia, Moldavia, and the Aegean isles.

In 1826 Turkey was obliged to surrender to Russia all its fortresses in Asia.

Before a fresh army matured, Russia again attacked the Turkish Empire, and backed up by England and France, secured the independence of Greece, after the great naval battle of Navarino, in which the Ottoman fleet was totally destroyed.

The large Turkish province of Algeria in North Africa was lost to the Sublime Porte, and became a French colony in the following year.

In 1832 Turkey was brought to the verge of dissolution in consequence of the successful rebellion of the powerful pasha of Egypt, Mehemet Ali.

He attacked and conquered Syria, and defeated the Turkish armies in three great battles, and he would have taken Constantinople had not the western nations intervened.

The Turks lost control of the Middle East, which paved the way for the formation of the ‘kings of the east’.

In 1932, Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was founded.

The Kingdom of Iraq was founded on 23 August 1921 under British administration following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in the Mesopotamian campaign of WWI.

The Proclamation of Arab Kingdom of Syria took place on March 1920.

After the post–World War I division of West Asia by Britain and France, the Emirate of Transjordan was officially recognized by the Council of the League of Nations in 1922. In 1946, Jordan became an independent sovereign state officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. After capturing the West Bank during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Abdullah I took the title King of Jordan. The name of the state was changed to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 1 December 1948

The Anglo-Ottoman Convention of 1913 (29 July 1913) was an agreement between the Ottoman Porte and the British Government defining the limits of Ottoman jurisdiction in the area of the Persian Gulf with respect to Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain (officially the Kingdom of Bahrain), and the Shatt al-‘Arab.

The Ottoman Empire lost control of Palestine to General Allenby of Great Britain in 1917.

The Battle of Jerusalem occurred during the British Empire’s “Jerusalem Operations” against the Ottoman Empire, when fighting for the city developed from 17 November, continuing after the surrender until 30 December 1917, to secure the final objective of the Southern Palestine Offensive during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of World War I. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jerusalem

All that the Ottoman Empire was left with was the country of Turkey.

On November 1, 1922, the newly founded parliament formally abolished the Sultanate, thus ending 623 years of Ottoman rule.  The Treaty of Lausanne of July 24, 1923, led to the international recognition of the sovereignty of the newly formed “Republic of Turkey” as the successor state of the Ottoman Empire.

 

The Three Unclean Spirits Of The Sixth Bowl Of Revelation 16

Revelation 16:13-14, “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”

The dragon is Satan; who has empowered the antichrist beast, the Popes of Rome; who are now controlled by the Jesuit General, the False Prophet.

As proceeding from the “mouths” of these three powers the “unclean spirits” are instruments of speech.

They are “spirits” not material forms; spirits inspiring multitudinous tongues; they are “unclean spirits,” false, ungodly, immoral; they are “frog like,” noisy, loquacious, unceasing in their vociferations; low in character while lofty in pretensions; drowning with their hoarse croakings the sound of noble and more harmonious voices, and wearying the ear with persistent clamor.

The three unclean spirits are “the spirits of devils,” which work in some sense “miracles” or wonders, to gather the world unto the NWO.

The battle of that great day of God Almighty will happen when the Jesuits have pushed the world into their One World Government, which will push aside all religions and make Messiah and His Church the enemy.

So the three unclean spirits are something that causes the world to be pushed into their One World Government.

History clearly shows that three World Wars will fulfill this prophecy:

They fit the time frame, as WW I started in 1914 A.D., just as the Ottoman Empire had dried up. As a river is dried up, the frogs issue from its bed and banks, and fill the air with their croakings.  As the Ottoman Empire dried up, the Muslim countries, the kings of the East, came to power; and they continually talk about war with Israel and America.

The first two World Wars have significantly shifted the balance of power in the world, and allowed the Jesuits to take over large countries, such as Germany, Russia, etc.

When Muslim countries attack Israel in WW III, the world will cry out for peace, and a One World Government, to stop religious wars.

The Jesuits of Rome have manipulated the kings of the earth, to engage them in the first two World Wars.

The public is practically unaware of the overwhelming responsibility carried by the Vatican and its Jesuits in the starting of the two world wars – a situation which may be explained in part by the gigantic finances at the disposition of the Vatican and its Jesuits, giving them power in so many spheres, especially since the last conflict.” Source: Edmond Paris, The Secret History of the Jesuits, page 9

We can see WW III on the horizon, as Iran seeks nuclear weapons to destroy Israel.

To see this fulfillment, we will look at the vision of Satanic Freemason Albert Pike. That seem odd, but to know the plans of the enemy, one has to be aware of what the enemies leaders are proclaiming.

albert-pike-imageAlbert Pike was Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army. In 1869, he was a top leader in the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

He was one of the founding fathers, and head of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, being the Grand Commander of North American Freemasonry from 1859 and retained that position until his death in 1891.

He is buried 13 blocks away from the U.S. Capital, in the House of the Temple, headquarters of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite.

Needless to say he was an evil man who established a framework for bringing about the One World Order.

Based on a vision revealed to him, Albert Pike wrote a blueprint of events that would lead to the One World Order. It is this blueprint which we believe unseen leaders are following today, knowingly or not, to engineer the planned Third and Final World War.

The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused by the “agentur” (agents) of the Illuminati between the British and Germanic Empires will be used to foment this war. At the end of the war, Communism will be built and used in order to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions.”

The Jesuits created the false flag operation of the sinking of the Lusitania, blaming the Germans, to engage America into the war.

During World War I, the monarchies of Turkey, Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia all met their demise.  With one war, the Jesuits helped overthrow these leaders, to take control of these countries.

The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm.”

The Jesuits created the false flag Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, allowing America to enter WW II.

The Jesuits and Popes supported Hitler.  Hitler is quoted in saying that he designed his SS after the order of the Jesuits.

Albert Pike foretold Political Zionism, before there was Zionism, but it’s been their plan for a long time. WW II helped justify the need for the creation of the Zionist state of Israel, which the Jesuits need for their end times deception, for them to rule from Jerusalem.

One of the reasons for WW II was to give the Jesuit Rothchild’s control of the land of Israel.

 

The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”

The Jesuit General, the False Prophet earth beast of Revelation 13, already controls most Muslim countries.  The Jesuit-founded CIA controls Al Qaeda and ISIS, to help overthrow leaders like President Assad of Syria, as he has not bowed down to their authority.

The Jesuits used deceptive false flags to justify overthrowing these leaders. 9/11 was caused by the Jesuits through the CIA and MOSSAD.

Using the supposed “War On Terror” as an excuse, they used the U.S. military to overthrow the leaders of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as they had not bowed down to the authority of the Jesuits.  Now those countries have a Jesuit Rothchild central bank and leaders who are ruled by the Jesuits.

The Jesuits use sorcery, manipulation and mind control, to control the leaders of most countries, who continually croak out threats of war, to agitate, delude and seduce the minds of men.

The leaders of China, North Korea, Russia, Iran, Israel, and America, all voice threats and ultimatums.  The Jesuits control all sides and they cause these leaders to play out their narrative, to gather the world into WW III.

John did not see three frogs, but “spirits like frogs.”

Such, I say, –  the dragon, beast, and false prophet appear to me clearly to be the three principles, or spirits, intended: – the spirits in regard of which the prophecy intimates that they would act with unity of effect, if not of purpose, so as to gather the powers of the world in antagonism against Christ’s truth and people, introductory to the great coming day of final conflict.” Elliot, Horae, III, pp., 492-496

The narrative is being setup.  There will be a ‘religious’ war between Muslim countries and Zionist Israel, and possibly Zionist America.

 

The evil ones control all sides and they will control the outcome.

They will cause the world to cry out for a solution, a one world government, to stop religious wars, in the name of peace.

And in their One World Order, they will join together the main religions in the name of peace, and they will cause the world to hate the true followers of Messiah, who won’t join with them.

And the battle of the great day of God almighty is setup.

The White Pope, who is controlled by the Jesuit General Black Pope, is their spokesman.  He has said that religious fundamentalism is dangerous.

President Obama is also controlled by the Jesuits, and he has said that religious fundamentalists are terrorists.

Quotes:

John Wesley Revelation 16:13. Out of the mouth of the dragon, the wild beast, and the false prophet – It seems, the dragon fights chiefly against God; the beast, against Christ; the false prophet, against the Spirit of truth; and that the three unclean spirits which come from them, and exactly resemble them, endeavour to blacken the works of creation, of redemption, and of sanctification. The false prophet – So is the second beast frequently named, after the kingdom of the first is darkened; for he can then no longer prevail by main strength, and so works by lies and deceit. Mahomet was first a false prophet, and afterwards a powerful prince: but this beast was first powerful as a prince; afterwards a false prophet, a teacher of lies. Like frogs – Whose abode is in fens, marshes, and other unclean places. To the kings of the whole world – Both Mahometan and pagan. To gather them – To the assistance of their three principals.

“The public is practically unaware of the overwhelming responsibility carried by the Vatican and its Jesuits in the starting of the two world wars – a situation which may be explained in part by the gigantic finances at the disposition of the Vatican and its Jesuits, giving them power in so many spheres, especially since the last conflict.” Edmond Paris (Author of the book The Secret History of the Jesuits)

Revelation 16 – 7th Bowl Judgment

Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

The previous lesson, Revelation 16 – Three Unclean Spirits, revealed that it is three World Wars which would lead to the formation of the One World Government.

I believe that the battle of Armageddon is pointing to the Third World War, which will take place in Israel.

Former Jesuit General Peter Hans Kolvenbach, who retired, which has never happened before, went to the middle east to control the coming wars there.

Revelation 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

I believe that it is pointing to missile attacks against Israel. According to Albert Pike’s vision, Israel and Muslim countries will be wiped out.

This would cause the world to cry out for a One World Government, to end the religious wars. Of course the Jesuits will have everything in place to make that happen.

Revelation 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

An earthquake in Bible prophecy represents political upheaval, as we saw when the Roman Empire fell during the 6th seal.

The greatest political upheaval in the history of man would represent the formation of the One World Government, which causes all other political powers to be subservient.

This will fulfill the dream and plans of the Jesuit Order founder Ignatius Loyola, to control the world.

Revelation 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

The great city represents the city of Rome, from which the Jesuits control the world.

The three city-state corporations are one interlocking empire called the Empire of “The City”.

jesuit-trinity

The flag of the District of Columbia has three red stars, one of each of the city-state corporations, which for the empire.

The world will be controlled through the Jesuits three city-state corporations, which are already in place:

Vatican City controls the religious and political leaders of the world.

The City of London (the Crown Corporation) controls the world’s financial and trade organizations, to determine who can buy and sell.

Washington D.C. controls the worlds intelligence agencies and military power, to enforce the mark of the beast.

The cities of the world will lose their independent powers, and be subservient to the New World Order.

 

Revelation 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

In the One World Government, the great countries and cities will lose their power and be subservient.

Revelation 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

Hail in Revelation 8 – 1st Trumpet represented war, as the Goths were sent to attack the Roman Empire.

It refers to the weight of the talent, which may means nuclear war, as uranium is the heaviest naturally-occurring element.

Babylon Is The Code Name Of Rome

John could not openly identify Rome because that would have invited more persecution from the Romans.

So he coded Revelation with the word Babylon, which the Early Church understood was Rome, the great city of their time.

Every time that the name Babylon is mentioned in Revelation, it is followed by ‘the great’.  John identified the ‘great city’ in the following verses, which in John’s day was Rome:

And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. Revelation 17:18

And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! Revelation 18:16

People may argue that Revelation 11:8 is speaking about Jerusalem, but the context is the Two Witnesses which have been pronounced dead.

It is referring to the Word of God and the Church of Christ, which the Roman Catholic Church had persecuted so relentlessly during the Dark Ages, that they were as dead, and did not testify against the Popes anymore.

So the context is pointing to Rome, not Jerusalem.  Rome governed Judea and Jerusalem in Messiah’s life.

Rome killed the Two Witnesses.

Rome killed the Word of God, which became flesh in Messiah.

Rome killed the Church of Christ, which is the body of Messiah.

So by killing the Word of God and the Church of Christ, they symbolically crucified Messiah.

Once could also argue that the Church of Rome crucifies Christ every day when they perform their Babylonian Mass.

The woman in Revelation 17 represents an apostate church, which points to the Roman Catholic Church, which resides in the Vatican.

And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

The word Vatican is a shortened form of the word Vaticanus, just like Claudian is a shortened form of Claudianus.

Vaticanus collis or vaticanus mons mean “the prophetic hill or mountain“, which can be rephrased as the hill or mountain of prophecy.

Where does the word “Vatican” come from and what does it mean?

The word derives from the Latin vates, which means “tellers of the future.”

This name was the name given to a hillside on the west bank of the Tiber River in Rome because daily lineups of fortunetellers used to hawk their “wares” there to passersby on the street.

In the fourteenth century, when the papacy was returned to Rome from Avignon (France), the present-day Vatican became the residence of the popes, and the word came to refer to the enclave in the middle of Rome that had become the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. (Source: Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities, by Nino Lo Bello – 1998)

Vaticanus is a combination of Vatic + anus, just as Romanus is a combination of Rome + anus.

Interestingly, the word anus in Latin also means “old woman“, so Vaticanus is a combination two words that also result in The Old Woman of Prophecy, this woman being symbolic of the Catholic Church.

Note on this Vatican issued coin from 1958, it reads in Italian “CITTÁ DEL VATICANO”, which as we can now see, means City of Prophecy.

She has the golden cup of abominations, with a sun worship symbol above it, as they are really sun worshipers; under the guise of a christian church.

At her feet is her title, FIDES, which means faith. This woman is symbolic of the Roman Catholic faith, or Roman Catholic Church.

Vatican Coin City Of Prophecy

The Popes of Rome in the Vatican have great influence with the religious and political leaders of the world.

And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:18

Below is a papal medal minted by Pius XI in 1929 to commemorate both the Lateran Treaty, which restored Papal sovereignty and made Vatican City an independent state, and the 50th jubilee of his priesthood.

This represents the Jesuits causing men to make an image to the beast, in that they gave the Popes civil power again, after it was removed in 1798 A.D.

Just as with the Roman Emperors had both civil and ecclesiastical power, the Popes of Rome had that power for 1,260 years from 538-1798 A.D.

And with the Lateran Treaty, the Popes of Rome, who are now covertly controlled by the Jesuit Generals, have both civil and ecclesiastical power.

Vatcian coin - Lateran Treaty 1929

They have the title of Pontifex Maximus, as the Popes of Rome took power in 538 A.D., shortly after the last Western Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 A.D.

The title of the Roman Emperors, who were the civil and religious leaders, was Pontifex Maximus, and so the deadly head wound was healed.

You can see their Sun god symbol above the golden cup of abominations, as they are Babylonian sun worshipers.

Catholic teachings identifies the Church as a Mother.

She is the Bride of all Catholic priests, bishops, cardinals and Popes.

All who are devoted to the Catholic “Mother” Church as priests, bishops, cardinals and Popes are forbidden to marry because they are married to the “Great Whore, Mystery Babylon, and the Mother of Harlots”.

The exact spot where St. Peter’s Basilica stands today, in Vatican City, is over the historical site of the Circus of Nero.

The circus was the site of the first organized, Roman sponsored martyrdoms of Christians in 65 AD. The Roman Catholic Church is built on unholy ground – the soil on which it stands is soaked with the blood of Jews and Christians. Blood that was willfully and deliberately shed by the Romans.

Bible Commentators:

Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible says:

Most judicious interpreters, by the great city here, understand Rome, which is seven or eight times (under the name of Babylon) so called in this hook, Revelation 14:8; 16:19; 18:10,16,18-19,21; nor is any other city but that so called.

Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible

Babylon the great. Papal Rome, the nominal head of the Christian world, as Babylon had been of the heathen world.

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible

“Babylon the great”; that is, the great city, by which name the church of Rome may well be called, because of the signification of it, confusion, its doctrine and worship being a confused mixture of Paganism, Judaism, and Christianity; and because of the pride and haughtiness of it, its tyranny and cruelty, and its sorceries and idolatry.

Quotes about the word Babylon pointing to Rome:

Early Church Father, Victorinus, who wrote the earliest commentary on the Apocalypse extant, says, on Revelation xvii.: “The seven heads are the seven hills on which the woman sitteth – that is, the city of Rome.”

Early Church Father, Tertullian in his answers to the Jews, says: “Babylon, in our John, is a figure of the city Rome, as being equally great and proud of her sway, and triumphant over the saints” (chap. ix)

Early Church Father, Eusebius Pamphilius, in 303 ad. stated:

It is said that Peter’s first epistle… was composed at Rome itself; and that he himself indicates this by referring to that city, figuratively as Babylon.

Dante (1265-1321) denounced the Church of Rome as the Babylon of the apocalypse, painting the papacy in his poem on Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, in vivid colors, as the world behold them.

In History Unveiling Prophecy, written in 1905, Henry Grattan Guinness declared:

The character and history of the Church of Rome, her proud position as seated on “the seven hills” of the Imperial city, and “reigning over the kings” and peoples of the earth, her gorgeous self-adornment, her fabulous wealth and luxury, her adulterous association with kings and princes of the Roman Empire, her multiplied idolatries, and cruel persecutions of the saints, and her judgment as finally hated and cast off, stripped and torn by the ten horned wild beast power which had previously carried her, and done her bidding; all this has been recognized as marvelously portrayed in the Apocalyptic vision of the harlot “Babylon the Great,” drunken with “the blood of the saints and of the martyrs of Jesus.”

Roman Catholic theologians have admitted the Rome is Babylon of prophecy.

Protestant interpreters maintain, while Roman Catholic interpreters admit, that the Babylon of the Apocalypse is Rome.

Cardinal Bellarmine says: “Rome is signified in the Apocalypse by the name of Babylon.

Cardinal Baronius says: “All persons confess that Rome is denoted by the name Babylon in the Apocalypse of John.”

A top Apologist for the Roman Catholic Church, Karl Keating, emphatically states:

Babylon is a code word for Rome. It is used that way six times in the last book of the Bible” [four of the 6-times used, are in chapters 17-18 and in extra-biblical works such as Sibylling Oracles (5, 159f), the Apocalypse of Baruch (ii, 1), and 4 Esdras (3:1).

Revered Cardinal Gibbons of the Roman Catholic Church states:

The penetration of the religion of Babylon became so general and well known that Rome was called the New Babylon” – Faith of our fathers 1917 ed. Cardinal Gibbons, p. 106

Revered Cardinal Newman of the Roman Catholic Church admits in his book that;

the “temples, incense, oil lamps, votive offerings, holy water, Holidays, seasons of devotion, processions, blessings of the fields, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure (of priests, monks, nuns), images, and statues… are all of PAGAN ORIGIN” – The Development of the Christian Religion Cardinal Newman p.359

Augustine of the Roman Catholic Church in his book “The city of God” which is based on the Apocalypse, defines two societies in the world;

the harlot city of Babylon, which is empowered by Satan through the Roman beast; and the Bride of Christ, the New Jerusalem, which is empowered by Christ.

Augustine, a Catholic, proclaimed Rome as Babylon;

Rome, the second Babylon, and the daughter of the first, to which it pleased God to subject the whole world, and bring it all under the sovereignty, was not founded.” (City of God, book xviii., chapt. xxii)

Revelation 17 – The Harlot Roman Catholic Church

Revelation 17:1-2 “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,  with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”

The seven bowls are judgments against the Antichrist Roman Catholic Church, so the context of this chapter is the Harlot Church.

Revelation 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.

In the prophecies of Daniel the ten-horned Wild Beast is the fourth Gentile empire, or the Roman. No city ruled the Roman Empire but Rome.

The woman is the harlot Roman Catholic Church.  Since she is riding the beast, it’s telling us that she gets her power from the Roman beast, the Pope of Rome.

It’s telling us that the Popes of Rome are the leaders of church/state Roman beast.

The scarlet represents the blood they have shed during their Inquisition of killing the followers of Christ.

They proclaim the blasphemous name “the Society of Jesus,” but they are really “the Society of Satan.”

Revelation 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 color for bishops and other prelates is purple, for cardinals scarlet… The pectoral cross should be made of gold and… decorated with gems…”
(Source: Our Sunday Visitor’s Catholic Encyclopedia, 1991, p. 175, 178, 466)

The Roman Catholic Church is arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with precious stones, fulfilling Revelation 17:4.

The apostate papal church is adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls; which we can clearly see in how the Pope and St. Peter’s Basilica are decorated.

The apostate church uses a golden cup that is full of abominations of false god worship.

Babylonian Roman Eucharist ceremony represents sun god and moon god worship

This is why Eucharist ceremony wafers have a ‘t’ on them, for Tammuz.  This is why Catholics get a ‘t’ on their forehead in Ash Wednesday, to represent Tammuz.

They say that the ‘t’ represents the cross, but there is a hidden meaning to almost everything they do.

The 40 days of fasting of Lent represent the 40 years of Tammuz’s life.

It is said that he died when he was killed by a wild boar, which is why eating ham is a tradition on Easter.  Easter really represent Ishtar, who points back to the Babylonian moon goddess Semiramus.

In St. Peter’s Square an Egyptian Obelisk, which  represents the sun God Ra, is in the middle of a sun wheel.

On 3/21, which is the Spring Equinox, when the sun rises at the Vatican, it causes the shadow of the Egyptian obelisk (which represents the sun god, it is a phallic symbol) to fall onto the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica (which represents the womb of the moon goddess).  This represents their annual symbolic sexual union.

The Popes of Rome worship the sun god

Nine months later, on 12/21, the pagans believed that their sun god had died, as the sun is at its furthest point from the earth.  They believe that it was dead for 3 days, and then was reborn, so they celebrate the pagan sun god’s birth on 12/25.

It is the last day that should have been selected for Messiah’s birth.

Messiah was born in the fall, on the Feast of Tabernacles, which represents Him coming to dwell among us.

The Catholic Church pretends to be a true church, but it is really based on the Babylonian Mystery religion; and none of those things are from Scripture.

Revelation 17:5 “And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,

They are called “Mystery, Babylon the Great,” because they pretend to be Christian, but they’re really the Babylonian religion of Sun and Satan worship.

Revelation 17:5THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

In 1564 A.D  Pope Pius IV proclaimed in the Council of Trent, 12 decrees which he charged all men that would be saved, to own and to swear unto. The 11th one states:

 I do acknowledge that holy Catholic and apostolic Roman Church to be the mother and mistress of all churches: And I do promise to swear true allegiance to the Bishop of Rome, the successor of St. Peter, the prince of the apostles, and Vicar of Jesus Christ.

They have created all the major false religions, including Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the New Age Movement, etc.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church proclaims that they are the ‘Mother’, the author of salvation, the teacher in the faith, and the head of all believers; which is an abomination.

169 Salvation comes from God alone; but because we receive the life of faith through the Church, she is our mother: “We believe the Church as the mother of our new birth, and not in the Church as if she were the author of our salvation.” Because she is our mother, she is also our teacher in the faith.

181 “Believing” is an ecclesial act. The Church’s faith precedes, engenders, supports and nourishes our faith. The Church is the mother of all believers. “No one can have God as Father who does not have the Church as Mother” (St. Cyprian, De unit. 6: PL 4, 519).

Revelation 17:6 “I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.”

“History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, Vol. 2″ documents “That the Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind will be questioned by no Protestant who has a complete knowledge of history.”

Historians estimate that during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition, the Roman Catholic Church killed over 50 million people whom they deemed as heretics, most of which were Christians who dared to own a Bible (which the Church forbid) or proclaimed the Gospel of Christ.

At one event, remembered as the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, an estimated 100,000 Huguenots (Protestant Christians in France) were slaughtered.

In Spain alone the number of condemned exceeded three million, with about 300,000 burned at the stake during the length of the Spanish Inquisition. (Source: Page 259 of an updated version of “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs”; 2001; Publisher: Bridge-Logos.)

Revelation 17:7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns

We already know that verses 1-6 are about the Roman Catholic Church, so the explanation in the next verses was given to help John understand who they were.

Revelation 17:8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

The first beast of Daniel WAS Babylon, out of which came Satan’s pagan worship system which stole praise from the Father.  They attempted to built a tower to the sky, as if to deny God.

In John’s day, Babylon WAS NOT, for it had been overtaken by the Medo-Persian Empire, then Greece, then the Roman Empire.

And now in verse 5, John had been shown that the Babylonian pagan religion was still alive and would manifest itself in the form of the Harlot Church.  Roman Catholicism is really the pagan Babylonian religion of Sun and Satan worship, mysteriously masked by the cover of Christianity.  The idols of Babylon became the idols of Rome, which were then given Christian names.

John would have marveled at this grand deception of Satan coming in the name of Christ, so that people would worship a false Christ. The Jesuits, like the Babylonians, are pushing the world into a New World Order, where Satan will be exalted, where man will defy God.

The antichrist beast, the Papal Church, will be judged and delivered unto perdition.

Revelation 17:9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman (harlot church of Rome) sits.”

This is a well-known feature of the city of Rome. All the Latin poets for five hundred years speak of Rome as the seven-hilled city. Rome is depicted on her imperial coins as sitting on seven hills.

Rome was the great power of John’s day, which is known for its seven hills (mountains) named Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal and Viminal.

Rome is depicted on her imperial coins as sitting on seven hills.

Among the early Fathers, Tertullian and Jerome may be cited as referring to this feature. (KA)

I appeal,” says Tertullian, “to the citizens of Rome, the populace that dwell on the seven hills.”

Jerome, when urging Marcella to quit Rome for Bethlehem, wrote “Read what is said in the Apocalypse of the seven hills.”

Victorinus, the author of the earliest known commentary on the Apocalypse, says: “The seven heads are the seven hills on which the Woman sitteth that is, the city of Rome.” (KT)

Interestingly, an eighth hill, Vatican (Vaticanus) Hill, is located across the Tiber river from the traditional seven hills of Rome. After the papacy returned from Avignon, France, in the 1370’s,  Vatican Hill became the headquarters for the papacy.

It was the site of the Roman temple to the Great Mother Goddess Cybele, which had, and probably still does, house secret tunnels under where the Vatican is located, where the secret worship ceremonies of Cybele, including child sacrifice, occur.

You will see that the Roman Catholic Church is the eighth head, which came out of the seven, so this reinforces that the Roman Catholic Church is Mystery Babylon.

Revelation 17:10 There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. 

At the time that John wrote Revelation, five forms of the Roman kingdom had come and gone; 1) Kings, 2) Consuls, 3) Dictators, 4) Decemvirs, and 5) Military Tribunes.

The sixth form of the Roman government was the Imperial head, commencing with Octavian, better known as Augustus Caesar. This form of government existed in John’s day and was in power until the last Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.

During the ‘short space‘ until the 8th head would arrive; the seventh head of the Roman beast was the Dukedom of Rome. Renowned historian Edward Gibbons tells us that Italy was divided unequally between the kingdom of the Lombards and the Exarchate of Ravenna.

John was being told that the Harlot described in verses 1-6, the Roman Catholic Church, would rise to power after the seven forms of government of the Roman Empire.

The Popes of Rome were empowered by Eastern Emperor Justinian in 538 A.D., which was a ‘short space‘ after the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.

This is the same message that Paul gave in 2 Thessalonians 2, when he said that the Son of Perdition would rise to power when the ‘restrainer,’ the Roman Emperors, were removed.

Remember, Paul and John had to hide their message, as they couldn’t write that the Roman Empire would be destroyed, as that would have invited more persecution from Rome.

From Key To The Apocalypse by Henry Grattan Guinness:

The sixth head of the Wild Beast power ‘which carried the Harlot is stated to have been in existence at the time when the Apocalypse was written. Of the seven heads of the Wild Beast the angel says “five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come.” These seven heads are interpreted to be ruling powers. Five of these were past, the sixth in existence, the seventh in the future. Hence the Wild Beast under its sixth head represented the Roman Empire as governed by the then existing Roman Emperors, and consequently the Harlot City borne by the Beast must have represented Rome itself.

Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.

The Roman Catholic Church is the eighth, which came to power when the Roman Empire collapsed and the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.

The Popes took the title of Pontifex Maximus, the title of the Roman Emperors, which can be traced back in different forms to the ancient Babylon. The Babylonian Kings served as both king and priest of the pagan Babylonian Mystery religion.

As priests, they bore the title “Pontifex Maximus”  or “Supreme Pontiff,” meaning “supreme pathfinder” or “bridge maker,” representing “the path or connection between this life and the next.” They ruled upon the throne of Satan, which is the throne of Nimrod as the “hidden god.”

Revelation 17:12-13 “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. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.

The ten horns represent the 10 civil kingdoms which formed after the Roman Empire collapsed, and the last Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.

When the Little Horn of Daniel, the Popes of Rome, rose up among them, the civil kingdoms bowed down to the authority of the Popes.

These kingdoms only existed for a short time and were succeeded by the permanent forms of government in Europe.

From Key To The Apocalypse by Henry Grattan Guinness:

The ten horns are interpreted as ten kingdoms, then future, into which the empire should be divided. These horns or kingdoms first submit to the Harlot City, and then rise against her, and” make her desolate and naked, and eat her -flesh, and burn her with fire.”  Their futurity at that early date is indicated in the words, they “have received no kingdom as yet” (ver. 12). It is a notorious matter of history that the Western Roman Empire was thus divided into the Gothic kingdoms, whose average number has been ten for the last twelve or thirteen centuries; and that these Gothic kingdoms have overthrown the city of Rome, and laid it waste, after having been subject to it for centuries as the city of the Popes.

Revelation 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.”

Making war with the Lamb means they attacked His followers.  They were the military power of the Popes of Rome, who were used to systematically persecute the saints, seeking to eliminate the witnesses against the Popes.

Revelation 13:7 says about the Popes of Rome, “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.”

Countries, such as France and Spain, obeyed the Popes and followed his orders to persecute the saints.

Revelation 17:15 “Then he said to me, ‘The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.’ ”

Such was certainly the position of Rome. The nations of the world were then, and for centuries after, subject to her sway.

The Popes of Rome rose to great power in the 12th century, when the commanded the kings of the earth, and all those in their domain.

The Vatican has political relationships with almost every country in the world, and it has ecclesiastical power over 1.2 Billion people, who live in the nations of the world and speak different languages.

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Revelation 17:16-17, “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.

Horns of an animal, in the language of prophecy, represent the powers of which that empire or kingdom symbolized by the animal is composed. The Popes have historically ruled over the countries which occupy the area that was controlled by the Roman Empire.

From Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible:

These will hate the harlot. This statement will be accomplished if these same powers represented by the ten horns, that were formerly in alliance with the Papacy, shall become its enemy, and contribute to its final overthrow. That is, it will be accomplished if the nations of Europe, embraced within the limits of those ten kingdoms, shall become hostile to the Papacy, and shall combine for its overthrow.

And shall make her desolate and naked. Strip her of all her power and all her attractiveness. That is, applied to Papal Rome, all that is so gorgeous and alluring–her wealth, and pomp, and splendour– shall be taken away, and she will be seen as she is, without anything to dazzle the eye or to blind the mind.

And shall eat her flesh. Shall completely destroy her–as if her flesh were consumed. Perhaps the image is taken from the practices of cannibals eating the flesh of their enemies slain in battle. If so, nothing could give a more impressive idea of the utter destruction of this formidable power, or of the feelings of those by whom its end would be brought about.

From John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible:

these shall hate the whore; her principles and sentiments, her doctrines, which are doctrines of devils, her wicked practices, her idolatries, adulteries, murders, and thefts; they will repent of their fornications with her, and cease from them; their love will be turned to hatred, and the latter will be greater than ever the former was, like Amnon’s to Tamar; and as it usually is with men towards harlots, when they see their follies, and how they have been deceived and abused by them:

and shall make her desolate; leave her, quit her communion; no more commit fornication with her, or join with her in her idolatrous worship; but come out from that apostate church, and renounce all fellowship with her, and persuade and engage as many as they can influence to do the same:

and naked; strip her of her purple, scarlet colour, gold, pearls, and precious stones; cease to give their power and strength, withhold their taxes and tribute, deprive her of her power and authority, civil and ecclesiastical, in their realms, and take away even her patrimony from her; and not only so, but expose her shame and filthiness, her abominable principles and practices, to all the world; which has been in part done already:

and shall eat her flesh; not literally, but mystically; not out of love, but hatred; they shall take that to themselves, and make use of, which have fattened her, as bishoprics, and other benefices, lands, endowments belonging to abbeys, and monasteries, and other religious houses.

And burn her with fire: alluding to the law in Leviticus 21:9 which required that the daughter of a priest, that played the whore, should be burnt with fire; and this is to be understood literally of burning the city of Rome, the seat of the whore, with fire; of which see Re 18:8.

that the ten horns, or kingdoms, into which the Roman empire has been divided, will subsist in this form at the destruction of Rome;

The Jesuits of Rome control the European countries, and once they are in full control of the world in their One World Government, they may command these countries to forsake their allegiance to the Roman Catholic Church.

reign-over-kingsRevelation 17:18 “And the woman (the harlot church) whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”

John is being told that it is the great city that reigns over the earth at his time, which is Rome.

Today, Vatican City is a city-state, making it the smallest country in the world, that has political relations with almost every country.

Presidents and world leaders who visit Vatican City bow to the Pope’s authority.

The Jesuits controls the city state of Vatican City, which controls the world’s religious and political leaders.

They control the City of London, which is the world’s financial power; and they control the city-state of Washington D.C., which is the world’s military power.

Quotes from our forefathers of the faith, about the Roman Catholic Church being the Harlot of Revelation 17:

In the book of Waldensian Pastor Leger called “Treatise on Antichrist” written in 1120, said “That treatise brands the Romish Church as the harlot Babylon, and the Papacy as the “man of sin” and antichrist.”

Waldensian Reinerius Saccho asserted “that the Romish church is not the church of Jesus Christ, but a church of malignants and that it apostatized under Sylvester—and that the Church of Rome is the harlot in the apocalypse.” (The Testimony of The Reformers, E. Bickersteth, 1836, p. 46 from the Testimony of Reinerius Saccho, in 1254)

Michal of Cesena declared the Church of Rome to be the Whore of Babylon.

Michal (1270-1342) who came out of the Franciscan Order of the Catholic Church declared the Pope “to be Antichrist, and the church of Rome to be the whore of Babylon, drunk with the blood of the saints.” Foxes Book of Martyrs, op cit., p. 445

Martin Luther declared “We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist.

Martin Luther was an Augustinian monk, who the Lord called out of the Papal Church.

The papacy is none other than the kingdom of Babylon, and the violence of Nimrod the mighty hunter… The papacy is a general chase led by the Roman bishop to catch and destroy souls.” The Babylonian Captivity Of The Church

If you reject the Pope, you must expect to incur every kind of danger, even to lose your life but it is far better to be exposed to such perils in this world than to keep silent. So long as I live, I will denounce to my brothers the sore and the plaque of Babylon for fear that many who are with us should fall back like the rest into the bottomless pit” History of the Reformation vol15 p208

Nicholas Ridley said before being burned to death that the See of Rome is the seat of Satan.

He was the English Bishop of London, he received his Master’s degree in 1525 from Pembroke College, Cambridge. He played a major part in many intellectual discussions on religion, primarily Anglican doctrine. He also ordered the removal of images from churches under his jurisdiction.

Ridley, in his farewell letter, before he suffered, he said;

The see of Rome is the seat of Satan, and the bishop of the same, that maintaineth the abominations thereof, is Antichrist himself indeed. And for the same causes, this see at this day is the same which St. John calls, in his Revelation, Babylon, or the whore of Babylon, and spiritually, Sodom and Egypt, the mother of fornications and abominations upon earth.” (Ibid, p. 45)

Again, in his Lamentation for the Change of Religion, he said;

What city is there in the whole world that, when John wrote, ruled over the kings of the earth? or what city can be read of, in any time, that, of the city itself, challenged the empire over the kings of the earth, but only the city of Rome, and that since the usurpation of that see, has grown to her full strength?” (Ibid, p. 45)

Jonathan Edwards said that the greatest and most cruel enemy of the Church of Christ is the church of Rome.

Jonathan was an American preacher and theologian, who is perhaps best known for his role in the Great Awakenings of the mid 1700’s.

Commenting on the Roman Catholic church in his History of Redemption, Jonathan Edwards stated,

So that antichrist has proved the greatest and most cruel enemy the church of Christ ever had, agreeable to the description given of the church of Rome, [Rev. xvii. 6.] ‘And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.‘” “Thus did the devil, and his great minister antichrist, rage with violence and cruelty against the church of Christ! And thus did the whore of Babylon make herself drunk with the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus!” (History of Redemption, Jonathan Edwards, 1793, pp. 452, 460)

Quotes About The Roman Beast:

The dragon is the ten-horned wild beast power of the Apocolypse whose identity with the fourth or ten-horned wild beast of the prophecies of Daniel was recognized by the Church of the second, third and forth centuries. This ruling power, under a seven-fold succession of heads, is represented as Satanically inspired. In the later vision, the sixth head is identified with the form of Roman rule which existed in St. John’s own time, that of the Pagan Roman Caesars. (History Unveiling Prophecy, Henry Grattan Guinness)

Revelation 18 – Mystery Babylon Harlot Destroyed

In Revelation 17 the angel showed John who the Harlot was, Babylon the Great, the Roman Catholic Church.  And Revelation 18 continues the narrative about her judgment.

Revelation 18:1-2 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

Babylon is the code word for Rome.  John couldn’t come out and say that Rome would be judged and destroyed, as that would have invited more persecution.

From Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s Verse Expositions of the Bible

May the Spirit of God take away the veil from our eyes while we read what was revealed to the beloved apostle John! Here we have the prophecy of the destruction of the great anti-Christian system of Babylon, which, being interpreted, is and can be none other than the apostate church of Rome.

We have no difficulty in knowing to what city this great Babylon refers, for the Church of Rome, in the plenitude of its wisdom, has taken the title to itself in attempting to claim that Peter was the first bishop of Rome. They quote the text, “The church that is in Babylon saluteth thee” that church, they say, being the church in Rome. Therefore, Rome is Babylon. Beside, the whole of the eighteenth chapter gives such a description as can only apply to her, and she must, and shall, come to her end.

By the Catholic theologians own words, they proclaimed that Babylon pointed to Rome.

Sylvester J. Hunter, a Jesuit, in his “Outline of Dogmatic Theology” (Vol I, p. 410) said: “There is no room for doubt that by the Babylon of the Apocalypse is meant the city of Rome. And down to the time of the Reformation it was the unanimous judgment of all writers… that the Babylon of St. Peter’s Epistle is the same Rome.”

Cardinal Baronius, who lived from 1538-1607, said: “By Babylon is to be understood Rome.” “Rome is signified by Babylon; it is confessed of all.” (“Annals,” sec xvi, p. 344)

Cardinal Bellarmine, who was an Italian Jesuit and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, and one of the most important figures in the Counter-Reformation, said; “John, in the Apocalypse, calls Rome Babylon.” (“De Rom. Pont..” c. iii, 2, Preterea, Tome I, p 232, Colon 1615)

Cardinal Newman, who was originally an evangelical Oxford academic and priest in the Church of England, before he joined the church of Rome, described the city of Rome as “a doomed city,” “amid the obscurities of the fearful Apocalypse.”

Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

The kings of the earth have become wealthy because they have served Rome well in stealing, killing and destroying, those in their domain; to bring them under the power of the Vatican.

We can look at people like the Rothchild’s, the Rockefeller’s, George Soros, etc., as the kings of the earth; who serve the Jesuits of Rome in their agenda, and have become rich for it.

Revelation 18:4-6 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.  Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

Her primary influence is the 1.2 billion Catholics who revere (mark on their forehead) and obey (mark on their hand) the Pope.

But the secondary influence is all of the Harlot Churches which the Vatican controls, including most Protestant Churches.

In the 4th century, the Roman Bishops and Emperor Constantine created the cult of Roman Christianity, and there was a great Falling Away from the faith.  And much of what they declared in the 4th century is still followed by Protestants today, including:

Using the Greek name of Jesus, instead of the Hebrew name of Yahusha, which means Yahuah, the Father, Saves.

Celebrating pagan-based holy-days, such as Easter and Christmas; instead of the Father’s seven Holy Feast Days, which Messiah is fulfilling to redeem His bride.

Worshiping on SUNday, instead of the 7th day Sabbath, and I am not referring to Saturday.

Friend, you should have nothing to do with the teachings of the Popes of Rome.

Revelation 18:7-8 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

The judgments against the Harlot Roman Catholic Church will come quickly.

Revelation 18:9-10 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,  Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

It’s interesting that they say “Alas… thy judgment come” indicating that they knew that she was evil and that she would be judged.

Revelation 18:11-15 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:  The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,  And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.  And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.  The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

All trade is made through their city-state of London, which controls all of the world’s trading markets.  When it is destroyed, all trading stops worldwide.

Notice that it says  “and slaves, and souls of men” as the City of London controls human trafficking, sex slaves, but more so, corporate slaves.  Every person is just a number, a personal corporation to them, which they buy and sell and make profits on.

Revelation 18:16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

Once again this is pointing to the city where they are dressed in purple and scarlet, and the city is arrayed in gold, precious stones and pearls.  None other than the Vatican in Rome.

Revelation 18:17-19 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,  And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!  And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

It doesn’t have to be the physical goods going in and out of the deep sea ports (though the City of London is on the water and in John’s day it had a great sea port).

The world’s financial markets are centered in the City of London, where all these goods are traded.

Over 500 banks have offices in the City of London, and it is an established leader in trading in Eurobonds, foreign exchange, energy futures and global insurance. It is the world’s greatest foreign exchange market and they control/manipulate the price of gold/silver.

When it is destroyed, it will shut down commerce for the kings of the earth and they will weep and mourn.

Revelation 18:20-21 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

This recalls the vision in Daniel 2, where the uncut stone will be thrown at the feet of the statue, which represent the Roman Catholic Church and her Mohammedan army, to destroy it.

Revelation 18:22-24 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.  And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

The word sorceries here to the various political arts, state tricks, counterfeit miracles, and deceptive maneuvers of every kind.

Countless false flags have caused/justified military actions against countries with the Jesuits sought to control.

9/11 was instigated by the Jesuits through their CIA and MOSSAD intelligence agencies, to justify to invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, which lead to their leaders being removed, their wealth stolen, and them getting a Jesuit-Rothchild central bank, so that the Jesuits control their money supply.

Revelation 19 – Messiah Comes On A White Horse For War

Revelation 19:1  And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Halleluyah; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God.

Halleluyah means ‘Praise Yah’, the Father.

Revelation 19:2  For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

It’s referring to the great whore of Revelation 17, the Roman Catholic Church; which pretends to be a part of the true assembly, but is an apostate church of Satan, designed to deceive people.

Her judgments are carried out in bowl judgments of Revelation, as she had caused over 50 million saints to be killed.

Revelation 19:3  And again they said, Halleluyah. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

Praise Yah indeed, for His righteous judgments against the enemy of Messiah and His saints!

Revelation 19:4  And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Halleluyah!”

The 24 elders may be 12 elders from the Old Testament and the 12 apostles, combining the whole of the Word of Elohim; who have been used to call out His set-apart ones.

Revelation 19:5  And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

The ‘hallel’ in Psalms means to ‘praise El’, to praise Elohim.

Revelation 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Halleluyah: for the Lord God (Yahuah Ěl Shaddai) omnipotent reigneth.

Ěl Shaddai means ‘Elohim Almighty’.

Revelation 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

Messiah is fulfilling His Father’s seven Holy Feast Days, which are divine appointments, as part of the redemption of His set-apart people.

The Feast of Tabernacles represents Messiah’s marriage to His bride.

Revelation 19:8  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

The whore of Satan is filthy in her abominations, but the bride of Messiah is pure and holy.

Revelation 19:9  And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of Elohim”

This recalls the parable of the wise virgins. Those who are pure and holy will enter into the marriage supper.

And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ “But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, indeed, there would not be enough for us and you. Instead, go to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut” Matthew 25:8 -10

Those who follow teachings that originated from the harlot of Rome are unprepared, like the foolish virgins; for they don’t know that Messiah will return on the fall Feast of Trumpets, and they don’t know prophecy fulfillment; so they will be caught off-guard by Messiah’s return. Read Come Out Of Babylon

Revelation 19:10  And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

This is a clear declaration to revere no man, including the Pope of Rome.

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

A white horse appeared in the 1st seal of Revelation. The symbols pointed to the conquering Roman Empire.

Bible scholar and historian Henry Grattan Guinness says that the Early Church interpreted the first vision, that of the crowned rider seated upon the white horse, armed with a bow, going forth “conquering and the conquer,” as a representation of Messiah going forth on His victorious mission. Read Messiah Setup His Kingdom

Messiah is returning on a white horse, this time for judgment of those who oppose Him and His saints.

Revelation 19:12  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

The symbols of the 1st seal including a crown, which pointed to the laurels that the Emperors wore during celebrations of their armies victories.

Here Messiah has many crowns, as He has victoriously overcome Satan and his Roman beast, to setup and establish His kingdom.

This is a reference to what the rabbis call the tetragrammaton, יהוה. The Jews refused to write it or say it.  It’s YHUH, written as Yahuah, sounded out as Yah-Hoo-Ah.

YHUH - Yahuah

Revelation 19:13  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

It is declaring that Messiah is the Word of Elohim.

Revelation 19:14  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

Revelation 19:8  describes Messiah’s bride as dressed this way, so it would seem to declare that it is they who are on white horses with Messiah.

Revelation 19:15  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

The sword is the Word of His command to His followers, to smite the enemies.

Revelation 19:16  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Most likely the word ‘thigh‘ should have been translated as ‘banner‘, such as an army would carry with them, to proclaim who they are.

Tattoos are forbidden in the Torah, so we can’t imagine that Messiah’s leg is tattooed.  And having an exposed thigh seems contrary to His character.

Revelation 19:17  And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

Many will be slain, and lay as food for the ravenous birds.

Revelation 19:18  That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

The kings of the earth, the leaders, will all fall by the sword.

Revelation 19:19  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

The 6th bowl had described three world wars, which would push the world into the One World Government.

For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Revelation 16:14

The Jesuits will use Jerusalem as the capital for their One World Government; and I believe that the battle of the great day of Elohim Almighty is describing this time when the beast and false prophet will gather the armies of the world, to fight against Messiah and His saints.

And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Revelation 16:16

They will unite all of the leaders of the countries, to fight against Messiah and His saints.

Countries like China, which have massive armies, which may be used; and all of the countries have arsenals of missiles and weapons.

The sweet irony of this is that it may be near the place that Satan tempted Messiah, offering Him the kingdoms of this world if He would just bow before Him and worship him.

And now Messiah will take it all from Satan.

Revelation 19:20  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

I love how matter-of-fact the text is.  In the previous verse, the enemy of Messiah has gathered the kings of the Earth and their armies against Messiah and His saints; and the next verse proclaims that the leaders are captured. It eludes to how powerful of Messiah is, as these armies are no match for Him.

The beast is the Pope of Rome and the false prophet is the Jesuit General; who will have taken control of the world in their One World Government.

Revelation 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Though the enemy will kill saints during their short reign in their One World Government, vengeance is coming against them.

The Bride Of Messiah Is Heavenly Jerusalem

Abraham was not focused on earthly Jerusalem as being his inheritance, but rather the heavenly Jerusalem.

For he (Abraham) looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” Hebrews 11:10

From Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible on Hebrews 11:10:

For he looked for a city which hath foundations – He knew that earth could afford no permanent residence for an immortal mind, and he looked for that heavenly building of which God is the architect and owner; in a word, he lost sight of earth, that he might keep heaven in view.

Paul pointed to heavenly Jerusalem:

But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Galations 4:26

Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible on Galatians 4:26

But Jerusalem which is above – The apostle still follows the Jewish allegory, showing not only how the story of Hagar and Sarah, Ishmael and Isaac, was allegorized, but pointing out also that even Jerusalem was the subject of allegory; for it was a maxim among the rabbins, that “whatsoever was in the earth, the same was also found in heaven for there is no matter, howsoever small, in this world, that has not something similar to it in the spiritual world.” On this maxim, the Jews imagine that every earthly thing has its representative in heaven; and especially whatever concerns Jerusalem, the law, and its ordinances. Rab. Kimchi, speaking of Melchizedec, king of Salem, says: זו ירושלם של מעלה zu Yerushalem shel malah, “This is the Jerusalem that is from above.” This phrase frequently occurs among these writers, as may be seen in Schoettgen, who has written an express dissertation upon the subject. Hor. Hebr., vol. i. page 1205.

Is free, which is the mother of us all – There is a spiritual Jerusalem, of which this is the type; and this Jerusalem, in which the souls of all the righteous are, is free from all bondage and sin: or by this, probably, the kingdom of the Messiah was intended; and this certainly answers best to the apostle’s meaning, as the subsequent verse shows. There is an earthly Jerusalem, but this earthly Jerusalem typifies a heavenly Jerusalem: the former, with all her citizens, is in bondage; the latter is a free city, and all her inhabitants are free also. And this Jerusalem is our mother; it signifies the Church of Christ, the metropolis of Christianity, or rather the state of liberty into which all true believers are brought. The word παντων , of all, is omitted by almost every MS. and version of antiquity and importance, and by the most eminent of the fathers who quote this place; it is undoubtedly spurious, and the text should be read thus: But Jerusalem, which is above, is free, which is our mother.

The writer of Hebrews reinforced the focus on heavenly Jerusalem:

The city of Elohim is not the physical city of Jerusalem, but the heavenly Jerusalem, which is populated by His set-apart people.

But, ye came to Mount Zion, and to a city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of messengers, to the company and assembly of the first-born in heaven enrolled, and to God the judge of all, and to spirits of righteous men made perfect, and to a mediator of a new covenant–Jesus, and to blood of sprinkling, speaking better things than that of Abel!” Hebrews 12:22-24

Wherefore, also Jesus–that he might sanctify through his own blood the people–without the gate did suffer; now, then, may we go forth unto him without the camp, his reproach bearing; For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.” Hebrews 13:12-14

From Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible on Hebrews 13:14

The object of the writer seems to be to comfort the Hebrew Christians on the supposition that they would be driven by persecution from the city of Jerusalem, and doomed to wander as exiles. He tells them that their Lord was led from that city to be put to death, and they should be willing to go forth also; that their permanent home was not Jerusalem, but heaven; and they should be willing, in view of that blessed abode, to be exiled from the city where they dwelt, and made wanderers in the earth.

Messiah proclaimed to be the foundation stone.

The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.” Psalm 118:22

And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner.” Mark 12:10

The apostles are the foundation of Holy Jerusalem.

Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Ephesians 2:19-21

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” Revelation 21:14

The followers of Messiah are the stones which build up the walls.

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,”  1 Peter 2:4-7

John proclaimed that the enemy would trample Holy Jerusalem for 1,260 years.

The narrative of Revelation is the historical battle between the Satan-empowered Roman beast, referred to as the great city (Rome); against Messiah and His Church, known as Holy Jerusalem.

The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 are the Old and New Testament (two olive trees), and the two church eras of Thyatira and Sardis (two lampstands), who testified against the Popes of Rome for 1,260 years, from 538-1798 A.D.

The two olive trees provided oil to the two lampstands (Rev. 1:20).

They witnessed that salvation is by faith in the atoning work of Messiah alone, not by the Catholic sacraments, and not through the Pope.  And they testified that the Pope of Rome is the Son of Perdition and the antichrist beast, many times paying for their bold words with their blood.

The Popes of Rome relentlessly sought to burn the Scriptures and wipe out the Church of Messiah. They trampled on them for 1,260 years during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition, killing over 50 million saints.

But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.” Revelation 11:2

The Roman Catholic Church is an apostate church and not part of the true Church, thus they are deemed as Gentiles.

The great city of Rome, the Roman Catholic Church, tread under foot the true Church, Holy Jerusalem.

John proclaims that new Jerusalem is prepared as a bride.

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” Revelation 21:2-3

Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible – Revelation 21:2

New Jerusalem – This doubtless means the Christian Church in a state of great prosperity and purity; but some think eternal blessedness is intended.

John proclaims that the bride of Messiah is the holy city, the new Jerusalem:

Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.” Revelation 21:9-10

Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible – Revelation 21:9

The bride, the Lamb’s wife – The pure and holy Christian Church.

Abraham, David, Paul, John and Messiah focused on a heavenly Jerusalem.

I dare say that we should stop looking to earthly Jerusalem and instead we should focus on heavenly Jerusalem, of which Messiah is the cornerstone.

Here are more Bible Commentaries:

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible on Galatians 4:26

But Jerusalem which is above,… This Sarah was a type and figure of; she answered to, and agreed with this; which is to be understood, not of the church triumphant in heaven, but of the Gospel church state under the administration of the new covenant; and that, not as in the latter day glory, when the new Jerusalem shall descend from God out of heaven, but as it then was in the apostle’s time, and has been since.

Particular respect may be had to the first Gospel church at Jerusalem, which consisted of persons born from above, was blessed with a Gospel spirit, which is a spirit of liberty, out of which the Gospel went into all the world, and from among whom the apostles and first preachers of the word went forth everywhere, and were the means of the conversion of multitudes, both among Jews and Gentiles, and so might be truly said to be the mother of us all.

The church in general, under the Gospel, may be, as it often is, called Jerusalem, because of its name, the vision of peace; being under the government of the Prince of peace; the members of it are sons of peace, who are called to peace, and enjoy it; the Gospel is the Gospel of peace, and the ordinances of it are paths of peace; and the new covenant, under the administration of which the saints are, is a covenant of peace. Jerusalem was the object of God’s choice, the palace of the great King, the place of divine worship, was compact together, and well fortified: the Gospel church state consists of persons, who, in general, are the elect of God, among whom the Lord dwells, as in his temple.

Here his worship is observed, his word is preached, and his ordinances administered; saints laid on the foundation, Christ, and being fitly framed together, grow up unto an holy temple in him, and are surrounded by him, as Jerusalem was with mountains, and are kept by his power unto salvation. This is said to be above, to distinguish it from the earthly Jerusalem, the inhabitants of which were chiefly men of the world, carnal men; but this heavenly Jerusalem, or Gospel church state, chiefly consists of persons born from above, called with an heavenly calling, and who bear the image of the heavenly one, whose conversation is in heaven, who are seeking things above, and in a little time will be there themselves; its constitution and form of government are from above, and so are its doctrines, and its ordinances.

Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible on Galatians 4:26

The new covenant, or the dispensation of the gospel, or the Christian church, which is above, or from above, which answereth to Sarah, and is said to be above, because revealed from heaven by Christ, sent out of the bosom of the Father, not as the law was revealed upon earth, upon Mount Sinai. Hence apostates from the doctrine of the gospel, are said to turn from him who speaketh from heaven, Heb 12:25. Or else it is said to be above, because it is the assembly of the firstborn written in heaven, Ga 4:23: hence the gospel church is called the heavenly Jerusalem, Ga 4:22.

Of this gospel church the apostle saith, that it is free; i.e. free from the yoke and bondage of the ceremonial law, or from the covenant and curse of the law. Which church, he saith, is the mother of all believers, they embracing the same faith, and walking in the same steps; from whence it was easy for the Galatians to conclude their freedom and liberty also from the law.

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible – Revelation 21:2

And I John saw the holy city,… The same with the beloved city in Re 20:9 the church of God: sometimes the church militant is called a city, of which the saints are now fellow citizens, governed by wholesome laws, and enjoying many privileges; but here the general assembly and church of the firstborn, or all the elect of God, are intended, the whole body and society of them, being as a city, compact together; called holy, not only because set apart to holiness by God the Father, and their sins expiated by the blood of Christ, or because he is made sanctification to them, or because internally sanctified by the Spirit of God, which now is but in part; but because they will be perfectly holy in themselves, without the being of sin in them, or any spot of it on them: and John, for the more strong ascertaining the truth of this vision, expresses his name, who saw it, to whom God sent his angel, and signified to him by these Apocalyptic visions what should be hereafter; though the name is left out in the Alexandrian copy, and in the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions:

new Jerusalem; the church of God, both in the Old and New Testament, is often called Jerusalem, to which its name, which signifies the vision of peace, agrees; it was the city of the great King, whither the tribes went up to worship; it was a free city, and a fortified one: the Gospel church state in its imperfection is called the heavenly Jerusalem, and the Jerusalem above, which is free, and the mother of all; and here the church in its perfect state is called the new Jerusalem, where will be complete peace and prosperity; and which is called new, because it has its seat in the new heaven and new earth: the inhabitants of which will appear in their new and shining robes of immortality and glory; and to distinguish it from the old Jerusalem, and even from the former state of the church; for this will be תליתאה “the third time” that Jerusalem will be built, as say the Jews, namely, in the time of the King Messiah:

Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible – Revelation 21:2

The holy city, new Jerusalem; that is, the whole chorus or number of the elect of God, answering God’s chosen people in Jerusalem.

Coming down from God out of heaven; not locally coming down, but who had their original from heaven, and were all persons of heavenly minds.

Prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; in their best robes of glory, such as brides use to wear, when on their wedding day they adorn themselves for their bridegrooms.

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible – Revelation 21:10

And showed me that great city; which is no other than the church, the bride, the Lamb’s wife; just as the apostate church, all along in this book before, is called the great city, Re 11:8 but now that being demolished, there is no other great city in being but the church of Christ, called a city before; Re 21:2 here a “great one”, not only because of its prodigious large dimensions, Re 21:16 but because of the number of its inhabitants, being such as no man can number; and because it is the residence of the great King, the tabernacle of God will be in it; though this epithet is left out in the Alexandrian copy, and in the Vulgate Latin and all the Oriental versions: “the holy Jerusalem”; called “the new Jerusalem”, Re 21:2 here “holy”, in allusion to the city of Jerusalem, which was called the holy city, Mt 4:5 on account of the temple in it, the place of divine worship; but here this city is so called, because it is the residence of the holy God, Father, Son, and Spirit, inhabited only by holy men, made perfectly so, and encompassed by holy angels.

Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible – Revelation 21:9-10

I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife; I will show thee the whole church, (invisible heretofore), the glorious state of the church triumphant, under the representation of a great city.

And showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God; there he caused me to see the whole triumphant church, answering as the antitype to Jerusalem, but more holy; being not of the earth, earthly, but from heaven, heavenly; founded, built up, and adorned by God.

No language could give a more striking or beautiful representation of the heavenly state than that which is here employed.

and the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they may shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp of it is the Lamb;” Revelation 21:23

The followers of Messiah are the true Hebrews, the true Israelites, the true Jews, and they make up the true Holy Jerusalem.

Romans 2:28-29 tells us that a Jew is one inwardly, whose heart is circumcised.

For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.”

Romans 9:6-8 says Abraham’s fleshly descendants ARE NOT the children of Elohim.

For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, “In Isaac your seed shall be called.” That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are NOT the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.”

Galatians 3:7 tells us that ONLY those who are of faith are the children of Elohim.

Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.”

Galatians 3:16 tells us that the seed of Abraham is Messiah.

Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say,“And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “and to your Seed,” who is Christ.”

Galatians 3:28-29 tells us that followers of Messiah(Jew and Gentile) are Abraham’s seed who receive the promises made to Abraham.

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Paul is clearly telling us that true Israel, true Jews, believe by faith, and so inherit the promises made to father Abraham.

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9

Everyone who believes in Messiah by faith, are the Chosen People of Elohim.

There is no future 7-year tribulation period.

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The 70th week of Daniel was fulfilled on time, after the 69th week, from 27-34 A.D.; when Messiah and His disciples confirmed to the Jews that it was He who was the promised Messiah, who ratified the covenant made with Abraham by His atoning work on Calvary.

So it is not a future 7-year tribulation.  That concept is a deception from the Jesuits, to cause Christians to look for a one-man antichrist in the future, instead of looking to see how the Popes of Rome have historically fulfilled the position of antichrist.

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How The Leaven Of The End Times Prophecy Deceptions Spread

This Revelation Timeline Decoded study page will explain how the concepts of a one-man end-times Antichrist in a 7-year tribulation period became so prevalent, after 1800 years of Biblical teaching that knew nothing of the sort.

You will learn how the Jesuits of the Roman Catholic Church manipulated Bible prophecy to create an end-times Antichrist, in order to deflect blame away from them as the Antichrist system.

The Beasts of Daniel and Revelation study reveals that the Roman Catholic Church is the ‘beast of Revelation‘, the ‘Little Horn of Daniel‘, and the Pope, the ‘son of Perdition‘.

That’s not to say that there won’t be an end times False Messiah, but the truth is that Satan’s Antichrist beast has been waging war against Jesus and Christians since 538 A.D.

This study will explain how the Jesuits have pushed their deceptive Antichrist concepts during the last 500 years, so that they are taught to Pastors at seminary, and then preached to their congregations.

The end times prophecy teachings by John MacArthur, Chuck Swindoll, David Jeremiah and other popular pastors, support the Jesuits Antichrist deception.

Today’s teachers point to an end times Antichrist from the European Union (which they call the restored Roman Empire), which deflects blame away from Roman Catholic Church antichrist beast system.

Today’s Pastors are teaching end times concepts that are contrary to what was taught by these esteemed Bible scholars:

Albert Barnes, John Calvin, Adam Clarke, Charles Finney, John Gill, Matthew Henry, Phillip Mauro, Sir Isaac Newton, Matthew Poole, Charles H. Spurgeon, William Tyndale, John Wesley, John Wycliffe and others.

So how is it possible that the majority of today’s Pastors are teaching false doctrine about prophecy?

Have they been misled? Are they ignorant? Are they wolves in sheep’s clothing?

In order to understand the answers to these questions, we first need to see where the deception started, and then follow how it become so widely accepted.

Satan empowered the Roman Catholic Church to persecute the church of Jesus, which drove Christians and the Word of God into obscurity.

The truth about Jesus love, grace, forgiveness of all their sins, and the gift of eternal life, which had been taught by the early church, was buried under the weight of Catholic tradition, and salvation by works.

During the Dark Ages, the Roman Catholic Church persecuted those who proclaimed the truth of Jesus.

They banned people from reading the Bible, which was in Latin. They burned Bibles and tortured and killed those who had them.

They killed upwards of 100 million people, mostly Christians, during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.

Then God shined the light of Jesus, by having the Bible translated into English.

With the advent of the printing press and the Word of God translated into English, the men who became the Protestant Reformers were finally able to read the Bible.

They found salvation through faith, apart from works, in the pure gospel of Jesus Christ.

And they identified the Antichrist.

When they read the books of Daniel and Revelation, they identified the Roman Catholic Church as the ‘antichrist‘, the ‘whore of Babylon’, who is guilty of the blood of the saints.

Their dual message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ apart from works, together with the message that Papal Rome is the Antichrist, changed the course of history.

When Martin Luther posted his ‘Ninety-Five Theses‘ in 1517, it was widely regarded as the initial catalyst for the Protestant Reformation.

The Protestant Reformers told people to “come out of her” (Rev. 18:4) and millions left the Roman Catholic Church and received Jesus as their Savior, which led to the formation of the Protestant churches.

The Protestant Reformation led to a Great Awakening, where worldwide missions led to millions of people coming to Jesus.

Satan no doubt was livid as he watched God spread His Holy Word and the saving Gospel around the world, so the deceiver devised a new plan.

The Roman Catholic Church empowered the Jesuits to counter the Reformation.

In 1545, they started meeting at what’s called the Council of Trent. One of its main purposes was to plan a counterattack against Martin Luther and the Protestants.

To do this they empowered the Jesuits, who were a secret Catholic order founded by Ignatius Loyola. They call themselves the Society of Jesus, but you’ll soon find out that they are the Society of Satan.

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

The Catholic Church gave the Jesuits the specific assignment of bringing Protestantism back to the “Mother Church.” Look at the state of today’s liberal Lutheran church, and you know they’ve been successful.

Central to this plan, was the need to deflect accusations that they were the Antichrist beast system.

The Jesuits are a covert military order of the Roman Catholic Church, not just priests.

They use fifth column tactics to infiltrate every institution they seek to destroy.

Instead of attacking from the outside, where everyone can see them, they covertly attack from the inside.

The Jesuits infiltrate the very thing they wish to destroy. They’ve pretended to be Christians and have infiltrated Christian institutions, to implement their deceptions inside the walls of Christianity.

They countered accusations by creating the concept of an end times one man Antichrist.

The Roman Catholic Church had Jesuit Priest Francisco Ribera, a brilliant man with a doctorate in theology, write a 500 page commentary with an opposing view, where he manipulated prophecies in the books of Daniel and Revelation, to create an end-time 7-year tribulation antichrist.

Ribera applied all of Revelation to the end time rather than to the history of the church.

His explanation was that the prophecies apply only to a single sinister man who will arise up at the end of time; instead of a beast, which the Bibles says is a powerful kingdom (the Roman Catholic Church).

He said that the Antichrist would be an infidel from outside the church of God; instead of someone who presents himself as Christ (the Pope, who calls himself the Vicar of Christ).

He said that the Antichrist would make a 7-year peace agreement with the Jews.

The most important passage that they manipulated is the 70 Weeks of Daniel prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27.

They applied the 70th week of Daniel to an end times Antichrist, replacing the 7-year period of Jesus new covenant being offered to the house of Israel from 27-34 A.D.

These may be the four most important prophecy verses in all of the Bible, because of the end times deceptions that are based on them.

To read a Bible study that proves that the covenant of the 70th week of Daniel was from Jesus Christ, not an end time Antichrist, click on 70 Weeks Of Daniel Covenant Deception

This idea, called Futurism, deferred accusations away from the Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy, so Rome quickly adopted this viewpoint as the Church’s official position on the Antichrist.

Prophecies in Daniel and Revelation tell us about the battle between Jesus and Satan throughout history, from the time they were written to Jesus second coming.

The ‘beast of Revelation‘, the ‘Little Horn of Daniel‘, the ‘son of Perdition’ and the ‘Babylonian Harlot,’ all apply to the history of the Antichrist Roman Catholic Church, who proclaims to be Christian, but has opposed true Christianity throughout their history. This is called Historicism.

Satan has used Jesuit controlled false prophets and misled Christians to promote the lie of Futurism.

Following close behind Francisco Ribera was another brilliant Jesuit scholar, Cardinal Robert Bellarmine of Rome.

Cardinal Bellarmine promoted Ribera’s concepts in his work “Polemic Lectures Concerning the Disputed points of the Christian Belief Against the Heretics of this Time“.

His writings claimed that Paul, Daniel, and John had nothing whatsoever to say about the Papal power. He taught that Antichrist was a single individual who would not rule until the very end of time.

His teachings won general acceptance among Catholics.

For almost 300 years after the Council of Trent, Jesuit futurism remained largely within Catholicism.

The Futurism of Ribera never posed a positive threat to Protestants worldwide for three centuries, and was virtually confined to the Roman Church.

Ribera’s manipulation of Biblical text was rejected for hundreds of years, by discerning students of the Bible, who knew better.

But the Jesuits persisted with their plan to cause the Protestants to adopt this doctrine.

The King James Bible removed the witness of the Geneva Bible scholars about Jesus fulfilling the 70th week of Daniel.

Here’s the study notes from the Geneva Bible:

Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two x weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but y not for himself: and the people of the z 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.

(x) In this week of the seventy, will Christ come and preach and suffer death.

(y) He will seem to have no beauty, nor to be of any estimation; ( Isaiah 53:2 ).

(z) Meaning Titus, Vespasians son, who would come and destroy both the temple, and the people, without any hope of recovery.

Daniel 9:27 And he a shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to b cease, c and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

(a) By the preaching of the Gospel he affirmed his promise, first to the Jews, and after to the Gentiles.

(b) Christ accomplished this by his death and resurrection.

(c) Meaning that Jerusalem and the sanctuary would be utterly destroyed because of their rebellion against God, and their idolatry: or as some read, that the plague will be so great, that they will all be astonished at them.

The Geneva Bible clearly witnesses that Jesus fulfilled the 70th week of Daniel, and that He sent the Roman army to desolate the Jews, so it has nothing to do with an end-times antichrist.

But the King James Bible did not include these study notes, so they were unavailable to future generations, which allowed the Jesuits deception to creep into the church.

In the early 1800’s their futurism concepts latched on to Protestants in the Established Church of England, and from there it spread to America.

The story of how this happened is both fascinating and tragic. Many individuals were genuine Christians but unknowingly became channels of error.

In the 19th century, Dr. Samuel Roffey Maitland advanced the Jesuit teachings.

Dr. Samuel Roffey Maitland, a lawyer and Bible scholar, became a librarian to the Archbishop of Canterbury. He found Ribera’s doctrines and began to widely publish and advocate these deceptive teachings.

In 1826 he published a book attacking the Reformation and supporting Ribera’s idea of a future one-man Antichrist. For the next ten years, in tract after tract, he continued his anti-Reformation rhetoric.

As a result of his zeal and strong attacks against the Reformation, the Protestantism of England—the very nation that produced the King James Bible in 1611—received a crushing blow.

James H. Todd published pamphlets and books supporting the Jesuit teachings.

James H. Todd, a professor of Hebrew at the University of Dublin, accepted the futuristic ideas of Maitland, publishing his own supportive pamphlets and books, which caused the deception to continue to spread.

John Henry Newman promoted the Jesuits concepts in England.

Then came John Henry Newman, a member of the Church of England and a leader of the famous Oxford Movement.

In 1850, Newman wrote his “Letter on Anglican Difficulties,” revealing that one of his goals in the Oxford movement was to absorb “the various English denominations and parties” back into the Church of Rome.

After publishing a pamphlet endorsing Todd’s futurism about a one-man Antichrist, Newman became a Roman Catholic, and later even a highly-honored cardinal.

Through the influence of Maitland, Todd, Newman, and others, a definite “Romeward movement was already arising, destined to sweep away the old Protestant landmarks, as with a flood.”

Minister Edward Irving created the concept of the ‘secret rapture‘.

As the doctrine of futurism was spreading across Europe, the much-respected Scottish Presbyterian minister Edward Irving, the acknowledged forerunner of both the Pentecostal and charismatic movements, came onto the scene. Irving pastored the large Chalcedonian Chapel in London with over 1000 members.

When Irving turned to the prophecies, he eventually accepted the one-man Antichrist ideas of Todd, Maitland, Bellarmine, and Ribera. But Irving went a step further.

Around 1830, Edward Irving began to teach the unique idea of a two-phase return of Christ, the first phase being a secret rapture prior to the rise of the Antichrist.

The concept of the pre-tribulation rapture did not exist for 1800 years, until it was introduced by a Minister who was promoting the Jesuits end-times Antichrist deception.

To read a Bible study about the rapture, click on The Pretribulation Rapture Myth

John Nelson Darby created the concept of Dispensationalism.

In the midst of this growing anti-Protestant climate in England arose John Nelson Darby – a brilliant lawyer, pastor, and theologian, who wrote more than 53 books on Bible subjects and is credited as the father of Dispensationalism.

Dispensationalism is the theory that God deals with mankind in major dispensations or periods.

John Nelson Darby, like Edward Irving, also became a strong promoter of a pre-tribulation rapture followed by a one-man Antichrist. In fact, his teaching has become a hallmark of dispensationalism.

John Nelson Darby laid much of the foundation for the present popular idea of removing Daniel’s seventieth week from its historical context in the time of Jesus Christ and applying it to a future tribulation after the rapture.

In spite of all the positives of his ministry, Darby followed Maitland, Todd, Bellarmine, and Ribera by incorporating the teachings of futurism into his theology.

Thus, a link was created between John Nelson Darby—the father of dispensationalism—and the Jesuit Francisco Ribera—the father of futurism.

Darby visited America six times between 1859 and 1874, preaching in all of its major cities, during which time he planted the seeds of futurism in American soil.

The Scofield Reference Bible established the deception in America.

One of the most important figures in the spread of these false doctrines is Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, a lawyer from Kansas who was greatly influenced by the writings of Darby.

In 1909, Scofield published the first edition of his famous ‘Scofield Reference Bible‘, which injected large doses of Futurism in the commentaries.

This Bible became so popular in American Protestant Bible schools that it was necessary to print literally millions of copies.

This was the beginning of the end of American Protestant Christianity and a proper exegetical understanding of prophecy and the Scripture.

The Scofield Study Bible was received by Congregationalists, Baptists, and some Presbyterian denominations.

Through the immensely popular Scofield Study Bible, dispensationalism became the standard for biblical interpretation among traditional Southern Baptists in the early twentieth century.

Through the Scofield Bible, Jesuit futurism spread successfully across America. The doctrine of an Antichrist still to come was becoming firmly established inside twentieth-century American Protestantism.

Arno C. Gaebelein promoted Scofield’s Jesuit Futurism concepts.

He was a close assistant to Scofield on his monumental work, the ‘Scofield Reference Bible‘.

Two of his books, “Revelation, and Analysis and Exposition” and “Current Events in the Light of the Bible” explain the dispensationalist view of eschatology.

Lewis Sperry Chafer brought Scofield’s teachings to the Dallas Theological Seminary.

Lewis Sperry Chafer, an American theologian, became associated with the ministry of Scofield, who became his mentor.

When Scofield died in 1921, Chafer moved to Dallas, Texas, to pastor the First Congregational Church of Dallas, where Scofield had ministered.

Then in 1924 Chafer and his friend William Henry Griffith Thomas realized their vision of a simple, Bible‐teaching theological seminary, when they founded Dallas Theological Seminary (originally Evangelical Theological College).

DTS is known as a center of modern Dispensational teaching due to Dr. Chafer’s development of a Scofield-based systematic theology which approaches the Bible with a “premillennial, dispensational interpretation of the Scriptures.”

His eight-volume work describing this approach to theology, “Systematic Theology“, was first published in 1948 and is still a required textbook for some courses at DTS.

Chafer’s theology has been the subject of much study and debate in and out of the theological community since his death, especially on the two larger topics of dispensationalism and Christian Zionism, specifically that the Jews are a people called unto God with a separate historical purpose and plan from Christians.

Dallas Theological Seminary is the key place where the Jesuit concepts were taught to thousands of Pastors, including today’s top TV and radio personalities.

DTS graduates have taken positions at other seminaries, Bible schools, denominations and churches, so that the infection of the Jesuits end time concepts have been spread throughout the church.

As of Fall 2011, DTS has nearly 14,000 alumni serving in various ministerial capacities in 97 countries worldwide, and they’ve been trained according to the Jesuits end times Antichrist deceptions.

Are you seeing how the yeast of the Jesuits futurism deception has spread throughout the church?

Notice how the following Dallas Theological Seminary alumni are promoting the Jesuit Futurism deception.

John F. Walvoord promoted futurism through his publications and books.

John F. Walvoord received a Th.B., Th.M., and Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and then became the president .

After the death of Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer, Dr. Walvoord became President of Dallas Theological Seminary and built it into a formidable graduate school of theology.

He was the editor of Bibliotheca Sacra, America’s oldest theological quarterly, was recognized as one of the leading evangelical theologians in America and an authority on systematic theology and eschatology.

He authored numerous books on theology and biblical prophecy, including “Daniel: The Key to Prophetic Revelation“, “The Rapture Question“, and “The Nations, Israel and the Church in Prophecy.”

John F. Walvoord teaches prophecy concepts that support the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception.

Charles Caldwell Ryrie promoted futurism in his Ryrie Study Bible.

Charles Caldwell Ryrie served as professor of systematic theology and dean of doctoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary

He is the editor of The Ryrie Study Bible by Moody Publishers, which contains more than 10,000 of Dr. Ryrie’s explanatory notes.

Over 2 million of these Bibles have been sold, each one teaching the Jesuits end times deceptions.

Hal Lindsey brought the Jesuit deception to the mainstream.

He graduated from Dallas with a Master of Theology, majoring in the New Testament and early Greek literature

In the 1970s, Pastor Hal Lindsey, released his blockbuster book “The Late Great Planet Earth.

His 177-page, easy-to-read volume brought Futurism to the masses of American Christianity, and beyond. Over 30 million copies have been sold and it’s available in over 30 languages.

Hal also embraced Dallas Theological Seminary founder Lewis Sperry Chafer’s theory that the Jews are a people called unto God with a separate historical purpose and plan from Christians.

Several of Lindsey’s books predicted the timing of the rapture, only to have the date come and go. Hal has been proven to be a False Prophet

His new program, ‘The Hal Lindsey Report‘, continues to teach the Jesuits end times concepts, and is carried on the Angel One and DayStar networks.

Chuck Swindoll and Insight For Living.

Chuck attended Dallas Theological Seminary, where he graduated magna cum laude.

In July 1994, Swindoll became the president of the Dallas Theological Seminary and now serves as its chancellor.

His Insight For Living radio program is broadcast on more than 2,000 stations around the world in 15 languages.

His series on Daniel and Revelation teaches the concepts of the Jesuits end times deceptions.

David Jeremiah and Turning Point Broadcast Ministries.

David Jeremiah received a Master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

He succeeded Tim LaHaye as Shadow Mountain’s senior pastor in 1981.

His Turning Point Ministries program is broadcast via radio stations and the Internet. His “What In the World is Going On?” prophecy series was recently broadcast to millions of people.

His wrote the prophecy books “The Coming Economic Armageddon: What Bible Prophecy Warns About the New Global Economy“, “What In the World is Going On?: 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore“.

David Jeremiah teaches prophecy concepts that support the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception.

J. Vernon McGee and Thru the Bible Radio Network program.

J. Vernon McGee has Master of Theology (Th.M.) and Doctor of Theology degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary.

J. Vernon McGee taught prophecy concepts that support the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception.

Ron Rhodes and Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries

Ron Rhode holds ThM and ThD degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary, and teaches there and at several other seminaries.

He is president of ‘Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries‘, which is heard regularly on nationwide radio.

Here’s a quote for his website, “We believe that the translation of the church will be followed by the fulfillment of Israel’s seventieth week (Dan. 9:27; Rev. 6:1–19:21) during which the church, the body of Christ, will be in heaven. The whole period of Israel’s seventieth week will be a time of judgment on the whole earth, at the end of which the times of the Gentiles will be brought to a close. The latter half of this period will be the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jer. 30:7), which our Lord called the great tribulation (Matt. 24:15–21).

The fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel already occurred when Jesus offered a New Covenant to the house of Israel and the House of Judah.

Ron Rhodes teaches prophecy concepts that support the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception.

The Pre-Trib Study Group from Dr. Tim LaHaye and Dr. Thomas Ice

Dr. Ice has a B.A. from Howard Payne University, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from Tyndale Theological Seminary

In 1991 Dr. Tim LaHaye became concerned about a perceived swaying from the pretribulational doctrine.

The Pre-trib Study Group gathers teachers together who promote the deceptions of the Jesuits.

Dr. Ice and Tim LaHaye teach prophecy concepts that support the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception.

Talbot School of Theology teaches the Jesuits Antichrist deceptions.

The seminary’s first dean was Charles L. Feinberg, who earned his Th.M. and Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He was also on the faculty at DTS.

Talbut officially holds to the teaching of premillennial dispensationalism, and requires its faculty members to be in accord with this theological and cultural.

By teaching these concepts, the Talbut School of Theology is promoting the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception and misleading future pastors.

John MacArthur and Grace To You Ministries, Master’s College and Grace Theological Seminary.

John got his theology Masters at Talbot School of Theology.

John’s ‘Master’s Seminary‘ and ‘Grace Theological Seminary‘ both teach a Dispensational premillennial position in eschatology.

Their website says, “We teach the personal, bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ before the seven-year tribulation.”

The foundation for the concept of the 7 year tribulation and pre-tribulation rapture are based on the covenant in Daniel 9:26 being from the Antichrist.

Our 70th Week Of Daniel Deception study proves that the covenant is from Jesus Christ, which invalidates the claim that it applies to an end times Antichrist, therefore it also invalidates that there is a 7-year tribulation period.

John MacArthur teaches prophecy concepts that support the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception.

By teaching these concepts, the ‘Master’s Seminary‘ and ‘Grace Theological Seminary‘ are promoting the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception and misleading future pastors.

Here’s other popular pastors who promote the Jesuits end time Antichrist deception.

Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel teaches the Jesuits Antichrist deceptions.

Chuck authored books like “The Rapture“, which teach prophecy concepts that support the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception.

Chuck prophesied that because the state of Israel was created in 1948, the generation (40 years) that followed would be the last. Of course 1988 came and went, and here we are, so that prophecy was false.

And these concepts are taught in Calvary Chapel churches worldwide and they are taught at the Calvary Chapel Bible College, which misleads future pastors..

Jack Van Impe teaches the Jesuits Antichrist deceptions.

Jack believes the Bible states that the world political leader will “come in peaceably” and create a seven-year peace deal involving Israel.

The premise for the seven-year peace has been invalidated in our 70 Weeks of Daniel study.

Jack Van Impe teaches prophecy concepts that support the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception.

John Hagee teaches the Jesuits Antichrist deceptions.

John Hagee promotes all of Jesuits deceptions of the end times, and also Lewis Sperry Chafer’s Christian Zionists views about Jews.

Our Jews Who Are Not Really Jews study proves that 97% of people who call themselves Jews are NOT the descendents of Abraham, and have no right to the land of Israel or the promises of God.

John Hagee teaches prophecy concepts that support the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception.

TBN teaches the Jesuits Antichrist deceptions.

The Trinity Broadcasting Network is now the world’s largest Christian television network.

They feature people like Hal Lindsey, Pastor John Hagee, who promote the Jesuit End times Antichrist concepts.

Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins brought the Jesuit deceptions to the masses.

In the 1990s, Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins took the Jesuit Futurism concepts, and applied them in the enormously successful Christian fiction series of books and movies.

The authors of Left Behind and the leaders of these television ministries may be genuine Christians who are doing their best to influence people for God’s Kingdom. Yet, in the full light of Scripture, they are teaching the doctrines of Satan.

Left Behind teaches much of the same Jesuit futurism of Francisco Ribera, hiding the real truth about the Antichrist.

Through Left Behind, the floodgates of futurism have been opened, unleashing a massive tidal wave of false prophecy, that has swept over America.

Tyndale House Publishing promotes writers who teach the Jesuits deception.

Kenneth N. Taylor, a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, created of the The Living Bible and is the founder of Tyndale House.

Its most successful publication in recent years has been the Left Behind series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, which is one of the best-selling book series in history with more than 60 million copies in print.

Kenneth N. Taylor and Tyndale House Publishing promote authors who teach prophecy concepts that support the Jesuits end-time Antichrist deception.

So are these Pastors misled? Are they ignorant? Are they wolves in sheep’s clothing?

The studies on this website prove that the majority of today’s pastors are teaching end time prophecy concepts that are false, which makes them False Prophets.

The concept of Futurism was created to counter the Protestant Reformation and to deflect blame away from the Antichrist Roman Catholic Church.

The majority of today’s pastors are teaching the Jesuit’s prophecy concepts, which continues to deflect blame away from the Antichrist beast of the Roman Catholic Church.

They may be sincere Christians, but they are teaching the doctrine of the Antichrist, and they will be held accountable to the Lord!

Most of them have been deceived at seminaries and Bible schools, where the Jesuits infiltrated the ranks to deceive them. Others are wolves in sheep’s clothing, who have sold out to the riches of Rome.

If you have influence with a pastor who is teaching these concepts, strongly encourage them to read the 70 Weeks Of Daniel Covenant Deception study and this page, so that they can see the truth.

There are definite strongholds in Pastors lives that aren’t allowing them to see the truth, so they desperately need your prayers.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

Joseph Tanner said, “It is a matter for deep regret that those who hold and advocate the Futurist system at the present day, Protestants as they are for the most part, are thus really playing into the hands of Rome, and helping to screen the Papacy from detection as the Antichrist.

It has been well said that ‘Futurism tends to obliterate the brand put by the Holy Spirit upon Popery.’ More especially is this to be deplored at a time when the Papal Antichrist seems to be making an expiring effort to regain his former hold on men’s minds.

The antichrist Roman Catholic Church has regained its power after sustaining a ‘deadly head wound‘ in 1798.

My friend, Satan and his disciples have been very effective in undermining Christianity.

As a result, Christians are deceived and unprepared, because they think that God will rapture them out before the 7-year tribulation.

So they aren’t putting on the full armor of God to face times of great tribulation.

They aren’t preparing to have an escape plan, to have food and water, so that
they can protect their family and minister to others.

They will be panic stricken when it doesn’t happen and their hearts will fail them;
instead of being full of faith and helping desperate people find hope in Jesus.

They aren’t prepared to proclaim the name of Jesus when they may be forced to
decide between worshiping the False Messiah(Satan) or death.

Read the The Beasts of Daniel and Revelation study to see how the Bible clearly describes the Roman Catholic Church as the the ‘beast of Revelation‘, the ‘Little Horn of Daniel‘, and the Pope, the ‘son of Perdition‘ and the “Babylonian Harlot‘.

One of the premises of the Jesuits deception is that there would be a peace agreement with Israel by the Antichrist, which meant that they had to take control of the land to create an end time Israel.

Our Jews Who Are Not Really Jews study reveals that 97% of people who call themselves Jews are not the descendents of Abraham, so the regathering in Israel is a fraud.

Many pastors point to the reestablishment of the nation Israel as a sure sign, but it is only the ploy of the Antichrist Jesuits. To learn more, click on Regathering Of The Jews Deception

David Nikao

Future Revelation Fulfillment

This study series has shown that most of the prophecies in Daniel, 2 Thessalonians 2 and Revelation, have been fulfilled during the last 2,000 years.

Revelation is simply the narrative of the historical battle between the Satan-empowered Roman beast, referred to as the Great City; against Messiah and His Church, referred to as Holy Jerusalem.

Satan used the Roman Empire to try to wipe out the Early Church, killing 10 million saints.  Satan then used the Roman Catholic Church to try to eliminate the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11, the Scriptures and the Church of Messiah, killing over 50 million saints.

So no doubt Satan will use the last phase of the Roman beast, the Jesuits of Rome, to try to wipe out Messiah’s Church, once and for all.

We are in the midst of the 6th bowl of Revelation.

The river Euphrates, which symbolizes the Ottoman Empire, has been dried up, so that the Turks only control the country of Turkey.

This paved the way for the rise of the Kings of the East, the Muslim kingdoms of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and Jordon.

In the 6th bowl, Messiah proclaimed that He is returning.

See, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who is staying awake and guarding his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” Revelation 16:15

The three unclean spirits are the three world wars, which will have pushed the world into the One World Government.

The three unclean spirits represent the sorcery and deception of Satan through the antichrist Pope and False Prophet Jesuit General; as they will have caused the kings of the earth to battle against each other in three World Wars, which will push the world into the One World Government.

They deceived the leaders of countries to battle against each other in WW I and WW II, to help them take control of major nations, and to help justify the creation of their Zionist state of Israel, which they wanted for their end times deception.

We are waiting on WW III between the Kings of the East and Israel, which may be seen as the Battle of Armageddon.  After this religious war, the world will cry out for peace and safety, and an end to religious wars; which the Jesuits will gladly provide that in their One World Government and religion

Most likely there will be a worldwide economic collapse, which will cause people to be without food, water, fuel, etc. If the collapse lasts for a long period of time, many will perish from famine, pestilence and infighting.

This will set desperate people up to accept the terms of their One World Government.

The Jesuits are covertly taking control of every country, so that they can control the whole world.

The Jesuits are using their city-state of the District of Columbia, to control the intelligence agencies and military powers of the world; to help overthrow leaders of countries who have not bowed down to their authority.

Under the guise of the supposed war on terror, they have overthrown President Hussein in Iraq, Qaddafi in Libya, and now they are working on removing President Assad from power in Syria.

They demonize these Presidents, to justify their military action against them. They do this so that they can setup a Jesuit Rohtchild central bank, so that they can control their money supply.  And so that they can steal their resources.

So keep an eye on what happens in Syria, and then in Iran.

The 7th bowl represents the formation of the One World Government. 

The great city in Revelation 16:19 symbolically represents Babylon the Great, which is Rome, home of the Satan-empowered Roman beast.

Earthquakes in prophecy represent government upheaval, so this mighty and great earthquake in Revelation 16:18 symbolizes the forming of the New World Order, which is split into three parts.

The religion part is already based in the city-state of Vatican City; the financial part is already based in the city-state of London; and the military part is already based in the city-state of Washington D.C.

Jesuit trinity of city states of Vatican City, City Of London, and Washington D.C.

The Jesuits will control their One World Government through these three city-states corporations.

As we saw in the 1st trumpet of Revelation, hail in prophecy means war, so great hail may indicate nuclear war.  Or it may represent many missiles being fired during WW III.

The mark of the beast is revering and obeying the commands of the Pope of Rome.

The sea beast of Revelation 13 is the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome.  All who revere/worship (mark on forehead) him, and who obey (mark on right hand) his commands, have the mark of the beast on them.

No doubt the Pope will act as the savior of the world, offering many solutions to help restore peace.  And no doubt he will issue a command that people must obey in order to be a part of their solution.

Tragically, 1.2 billion Catholics have the mark of the beast on them, as they revere and obey the Pope.

And sadly, most Christians unknowingly revere and obey the teachings of the Roman beast, and they too are in Babylon.  Read The Falling Away of 2 Thessalonians 2

In Revelation 18:4, Jesus warns “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”

In the Jesuit’s One World Government, they may implement a RFID chip or tattoo, but receiving it will be the result of obeying the command of the Pope.

It is my belief that many who profess to be Christian, but who unknowingly follow the teachings of Rome; will be killed during this time.

It will be an act of revenge by the Jesuits, but righteous judgment by Elohim, for they loved not the truth of His Word.

And I believe that those who know the truth about prophecy fulfillment, about the Holy Feast Days, and the proper context of Messiah’s return, may be protected during this time.

The iron/clay feet of statue in Daniel 2 are the Roman Church and Muslims, which have historically warred against heretics.

The Pope has authority over 1.2 billion Catholics that are spread all around the world.

In the New World Order, he could promise Catholics forgiveness of sins and eternity in heaven, to those who kill the heretics around them.  Catholics have already been taught that salvation is only through the Papal Church, so the followers of Christ outside of the Papal Church are heretics.

The Roman Church helped write the Qur’an and prop up the illiterate Mohamed as their prophet. Read Islam In Bible Prophecy

They did this to use Muslims to kill the Jews and saints, to conquer territory, and to capture Jerusalem.

Today the Jesuits control the major Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, and they control ISIS, to help carry out their agenda of pushing the world into their One World Government.

In the New World Order, the Jesuits could incite Muslims into Jihad, as they believe that for their Messiah to appear, they need to kill all of the heretics, which would help kill Christians in their countries.

Messiah will return at the last trump, on the Feast Of Trumpets

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 says that the dead shall rise at the last trumpet

See, I speak a secret to you: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 tells us the rapture won’t be secret and that we’ll be ‘caught up’ after the dead rise first.

For this we say to you by the word of the Master, that we, the living who are left over at the coming of the Master shall in no way go before those who are asleep. Because the Master Himself shall come down from heaven with a shout, with the voice of a chief messenger, and with the trumpet of Elohim, and the dead in Messiah shall rise first. Then we, the living who are left over, shall be caught away together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air – and so we shall always be with the Master.

We know that Elohim’s seven Holy Feast Days are being fulfilled by Messiah, and that the next one, the Feast of Trumpets, represents His glorious return.

We know that the Feast of Trumpets is in the fall, typically in September.  In 2016, that is on 09/01/16.  In 2017, that is on 09/20/17

This celestial sign will be in heavens on September 23, 2017; which has not occurred since Messiah was born.

We were told in Genesis 1:14, that the heavenly bodies act as a sign to us, “Let lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and appointed times, and for days and years,”

Revelation 12:1 proclaims:

And a great sign was seen in the heaven: a woman clad with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

Revelation 12 woman clothed in sun, 12 stars above her head, moon at her feet

This sign occurred around 2 BC, when Messiah was born, and very well could have been the sign that the Magi saw, to know that the Messiah had been born.

Revelation 12:1 points to the birth of Messiah and of His Church, during the reign of the Roman Empire.

Satan caused King Herod to try kill Messiah during the slaughter of the innocents, but failed.

But it is significant that this sign has not occurred since then, and that it will happen again around the time of the Feast of Trumpets in 2017, which according to the lunisolar calendar is on 09/20/17.

On 09/20/17, the three planets of Mercury, Mars and Venus, will align with the great pyramids over Giza.

Will this be the trumpet of war?  The sounding of the shofar?  A battle cry for Messiah’s return?

When we consider that once again Satan will use people to try to fight against Messiah as He returns, we can see that this could be a significant sign to us.

And I saw the heaven opened, and there was a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Trustworthy and True, and in righteousness He judges and fights. Revelation 19:11

And I saw the beast, and the sovereigns of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to fight Him who sat on the horse and His army. Revelation 19:19

I am in no way proclaiming that Messiah will return on the Feast of Trumpets in 2017, but it is a significant event that is worth watching.

We simply have to watch what happens with Syria and Iran, watch what the Pope of Rome is proclaiming, wait on WW III, and be extremely diligent about discerning the signs of the times; as we await our Messiah’s return on the Feast of Trumpets.

David Nikao

What is not left to be fulfilled:

The 70th Week Of Daniel Deception study series proves that the 70th week of Daniel was fulfilled on time, after the 69th week, from 27-34 A.D.; when Messiah and His disciples confirmed with the Jews that He is the promised Messiah who ratified the everlasting covenant with His blood as the Passover Lamb.

The concept of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel is a deception from the Jesuits of Rome, who created it to deflect blame away from the Popes, as the Protestant Reformers had rightly identified them as the Son of Perdition and the antichrist beast.

Because it was fulfilled on time, and because there will be no future 7-year tribulation; this removes the concept of a pre-trib rapture, the need for an Israel peace agreement, and the need for a rebuilt temple.

The Olivet Discourse Deception study series proves that Messiah warnings in Matthew 24 were fulfilled in the 1st century, during that generation of Jews, just like Messiah proclaimed.

The Abomination of Desolation appeared in 66 A.D., when the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem (Luke 21:20-21).  The disciples saw this sign, and when that division of the Roman army left for no reason, they early church fled to the mountains of Pella for safety.

The Jews were emboldened, and they stayed in Jerusalem.  The Romans then surrounded Jerusalem with three divisions of their army, and camped out around Jerusalem, as Nero had died, and they awaited their orders.

This led to 1.1 million Jews dying in and around Jerusalem from; famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.  This effectively ended the Jewish nation.

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Below are memes that I made which give short summaries of the different parts of Revelation.

Revelation is both symbolic and literal.

Revelation is both symbolic and literal. It uses symbols to convey a literal fulfillment. It uses symbols that are defined in the Old Testament, so that people who don’t read the whole Word of Elohim, wouldn’t understand the fulfillment.

Revelation is a layered war manual.

Jesus’ Apocalyptic Vision is a war manual, which is layered and coded with symbols, to hide the message from the enemy.

The different phases of the Revelation Roman beast

Revelation describes different phases of the Roman beast; the pagan Roman Empire, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Jesuits of Rome

The beast of Revelation 12

Revelation 12 describes the Roman Empire, the same beast as Daniel described with legs of iron in Daniel 2, and the dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong beast of Daniel 7. John is telling us that the beast of Revelation is the Roman beast.

The sea beast of Revelation 13

Prophecy points to the 1,260 year reign of power of the antichrist Popes of Rome, who led the Roman Catholic Church.

The sea beast of Revelation 13 is the Roman Catholic Church, the antichrist Pope is their leader

Daniel, Paul and John, all described the Popes of Rome taking power after the Roman Emperor was removed

The Popes of Rome are antichrist as they proclaim to be the substitute Christ, the Vicar of Christ

The Popes of Rome proclaim to be God the Father, therefore they deny the Father his rightful place, thus they are antichrist

The earth beast of Revelation 13

The Jesuits are the earth beast of Revelation 13, the Jesuit General is the false prophet

Revelation 13 earth beast is the Jesuits of Rome who control the Vatican

The Jesuit General is the earth beast of Revelation 13, the false prophet

The Revelation beast and false prophet are men, the Pope and Jesuit General

The seven churches of Revelation

The letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2-3, represent seven Church eras that have will have spanned from when Revelation was written, until Messiah returns.

The 1st Seal of Revelation

1st Seal of Revelation – The white horse represents the conquering Roman Empire, from 96 – 180 A.D., as it was a time of its greatest expansion and their military conquests were celebrated by riding white horses in their victory parades. Cretan Roman Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, each had a bow as their symbol. The crown represents the laurel wreathes of victory that were worn by the Caesars after their armies had won a military battle.

The 2nd Seal of Revelation

The 2nd Seal of Revelation represents a bloody time of civil warin the Roman Empire, as Elohim poured out judgment on them for killing 10 million saints.

The 3rd Seal of Revelation

The 3rd Seal of Revelation represents a time of famine in the Roman Empire, as Elohim poured out judgment on them for killing 10 million saints.

The 4th Seal of Revelation

The 4th Seal of Revelation represents a time of death in the Roman Empire, as Elohim poured out judgment on them for killing 10 million saints.

The 5th Seal of Revelation

The 5th Seal of Revelation represents martyrs whose blood cried out for vengeance, as Satan had used the Roman Empire to kill 10 million saints

The 6th Seal of Revelation

The 6th Seal of Revelation represents politcal upheaval in the Roman Empire.

The Falling Away of 2 Thessalonians 2

falling-away-rtd

The 1st Trumpet of Revelation

The 1st Trumpet or Revelation was fulfilled when the Goths attacked the Western Roman Empire.

The 2nd Trumpet of Revelation

The 2nd Trumpet of Revelation was fulfilled when the Vandals attacked the Western Roman Empire, as a judgment for them killing the saints.

The 3rd Trumpet of Revelation

The 3rd Trumpet of Revelation was fulfilled when the Huns attacked the Western Roman Empire, as a judgment for them killing the saints.

The 4th Trumpet of Revelation

The 4th Trumpet of Revelationwas fulfilled when the Heruli attacked the Western Roman Empire, as a judgment for them killing the saints.

The Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2

The Son of Perdition is the Popes of Rome, who act as if they are part of the true church (temple) and they have blasphemed by proclaiming to be God, to be Jesus Christ in the flesh, to forgive sins and to provide salvation.

The Little Horn Of Daniel

The Little Horn of Daniel 7 was fulfilled by the Popes of Rome, who rose to power after the Roman Empire fell.

Islam In Bible Prophecy

The Muslims and Islam play a role in prophecy fulfillment, but they are not the Antichrist beast, as so many people teach. They are controlled by the beast.

The 5th Trumpet of Revelation

The 5th Trumpet of Revelation, rise of Mohamed and Islam

The 6th Trumpet of Revelation

The 6th Trumpet of Revelation represents the Turks attacking the eastern Roman Empire, Constantinople

The Little Book of Revelation 10

The Little Book of Revelation 10 is the printed Bible, which to John, who was used to long hand-written scrolls, it would have been a Little Book. It proclaimed the Gospel, so it was sweet; but it also brought more persecution of the saints, which was bitter.

Revelation 11

Revelation 11, measure the temple, outer court of Gentiles, Martin Luther proclaimed Catholics not part of true church

The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 are the scriptures and the saints

The 1st Bowl of Revelation

The first bowl of Revelation represents Catholic France being infected with the sore of atheism, which turned them into a depraved, godless country.

The 2nd Bowl of Revelation

The 2nd bowl of Revelation represents the bloody French Revolution when the French were killed in the very places that they had killed the saints.

The 3rd Bowl of Revelation

The 3rd bowl of Revelation represents the bloody French Revolution spredding out from the major cities (seas) to the more rural areas (rivers and springs, smaller groups of people) where they had shed the blood of saints and prophets, and now it was time for them to drink the same fate.

The 4th Bowl of Revelation

The 4th bowl of Revelation was poured out as the Jesuits caused the bloody Napoleonic wars with countries that had previously banned them, so they were getting their revenge. Our Sovereign King used it to exact revenge against the countries that had shed the blood of His followers.

The 5th Bowl of Revelation

The 5th Bowl of Revelation was poured out on the seat of the beast, as the office of the Papacy lost their power in 1798 A.D.

The 6th Bowl of Revelation

The 6th bowl of Revelation, river Euphrates is the Ottoman Empire

The 6th Bowl of Revelation, the drying up of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East

6th bowl of Revelation three unclean spirits, three world wars

Revelation 6th bowl WW III which leads to the 7th bowl, the Jesuits One World Government

The image of the beast in Revelation 13

Revelation 13 earth beast, image of the beast

Revelation 13 Image of the beast

Where we are at on the Revelation fulfillment timeline.

Revelation timeline decoded - where are we at on the fulfillment timeline?

The 7th bowl of Revelation

The 7th bowl of Revelation, WW III leads to the Jesuits One World Government, controlled by three city state corporations

Revelation 7th bowl is the Jesuits One World Government

The mark of the beast

The mark of the beast is revering and obeying the antichrist beast Pope

Revelation 17, Mystery, Babylon the Great.

Revelation 17 describes the harlot Roman Catholic Church, which rose up out of the pagan Roman Empire.

Prophecy fulfillment summary

Daniel, 2 Thessalonians 2, Revelation prophecy fulfillment summary

The leaven of the Jesuit’s deceptions

The Jesuits have deceived Christians about the 70th week of Daniel, the supposed 7-year tribulation

I pray that this study series has opened your eyes, so that you can see the glorious, exacting fulfillment of prophecy; which proves that our Elohim is the One True Elohim!

David Nikao

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