This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study focuses on how prophecy points to the leader of the Roman beast.
The visions in Daniel 2 and Daniel 7 point to four beast kingdoms: Babylon > Medo-Persia > Greece > Rome. Daniel 8-12 point to those four beast kingdoms. Read The Beasts Of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7
Daniel told us that the last reigning power is the Roman beast kingdom, which exists until Messiah returns to destroy it; as the feet of the statue in Daniel 2 are made up of iron, with some clay mixed in. The iron in the feet is Rome, just like the iron legs represented Rome. The dreadful beast of Daniel 7 had great iron teeth, once again representing Rome.
John picks up the narrative of the Roman beast kingdom and foretold how the different phases of the beast would war against the saints.
This study will show you how Daniel, Paul and John, described the leader who controls the Roman beast.
Revelation is the narrative of the historical battle between the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast, against Messiah and His saints. History unveils prophecy, so let’s see how this has played out during the history of our forefather’s of the faith:
Note: This is a summary study, to help you see the big picture. Links are provided to individual studies, which give the verse by verse explanation.
Revelation 12 describes the Roman Emperors being used by Satan to try to wipe out the early church, which was birthed in the first century.
The crowns in Revelation 12:3 are on the seven heads, which points to the seven phases of the Roman Empire. When John wrote down the Apocalyptic vision, the sixth head was in power, which was the Emperors. The crowns move to the ten horns when the popes take civil power.
Satan was exalted in the Roman Empire in all of their false god worship. He lost power (was cast down) during the seal judgments, which caused the decline of the Roman Empire due to bloody civil wars (red horse) economic strife (black horse), famine and pestilence (pale horse).
Satan was enraged, so he increased the severity of the persecution of the saints, to try to wipe out the early church; killing millions of saints, during ten periods of persecution.
The last persecution period was the harshest when Emperor Diocletian tried to wipe out the early church during a ten year period (the ten days of Messiah’s message to the church era of Smyrna, as one day = one year).
The martyrs of the Roman Empire are seen in the narrative of the fifth seal, as their blood cried out for vengeance.
But Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints grew faster, so Satan used Roman Emperor Constantine to create the Roman religion of Christianity, to seek to destroy the true church from the inside.
The falling away of 2 Thessalonians 2, that the Apostle Paul warned about, was fulfilled in the fourth century; when after hundreds of years of persecution, many of the saints fell away from the true faith and compromised their beliefs to join with Rome.
Romanism, Roman Christianity, is based on the worship of pagan gods, primarily the sun god; which is why Sunday became the first day of the week, and why the Roman Catholic Church has so many sun symbols, such as an Egyptian obelisk in the middle of St. Peter’s Square.
The fourth trumpet judgment led to the Western Roman Emperor being removing from power.
Romulus Augustus was the Emperor who reigned over the Western Roman Empire until September 476 AD.
The sun, moon and stars symbolizes leadership structure. Here it represents Elohim using Odoacer and the Heruli, a branch of the Goths, to cause the downfall of Roman leadership when Romulus Augustalus, the last Roman Emperor (the sun) of the West was captured in 476 AD.
The hierarchy of Empire, such as the Roman senate (moon) and leaders (stars) lost their power too.
The Emperor’s deposition by Odoacer traditionally marks the end of the Western Roman Empire, the fall of ancient Rome, and the beginning of the Middle Ages in Western Europe.
This marked the ‘deadly head wound’ that is mentioned in Revelation 13, as the office of the Western Roman Emperor ceased to exist.
Here’s my Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible Study video which gives a summary of how the Popes of Rome fulfill Bible prophecy.
The little horn of Daniel 7 points to the Pope of Rome, rising to power over the fallen Roman Empire.
Daniel 7:8 says “I considered the (ten) 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.”
It is describing a man who controls the Roman beast. Daniel 7 foretold that the Roman Empire would split into ten civil kingdoms (ten horns) 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.
Sir Isaac Newton says that the ten kingdoms were:
1. The kingdom of the Vandals and Alans in Spain and Africa.
2. The kingdom of the Suevians in Spain.
3. The kingdom of the Visigoths.
4. The kingdom of the Alans in Gallia.
5. The kingdom of the Burgundians.
6. The kingdom of the Franks.
7. The kingdom of the Britains.
8. The kingdom of the Hunns.
9. The kingdom of the Lombards.
10. The kingdom of Ravenna.
The popes subdued and destroyed three of the ten kingdoms, the Heruli, the Ostrogoths and the Vandals. These three people groups had attacked the Western Roman Empire during the trumpet judgments, so they weren’t going to bow to the authority of the pope.
Daniel 7:25 says “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.”
The Popes of Rome spoke against Elohim and proclaimed to be God. They reigned for 1,260 years, from 538-1798 AD. during which they caused tens of millions of saints to be killed.
The son of perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2 is the popes of Rome.
2 Thessalonians 2:4 says “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.”
The restrainer that the Apostle Paul was referring to was the Western Roman Emperor, who held back the Popes from taking power. Once the last Western Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 AD, the Pope was given civil and ecclesiastic authority over Rome; healing the deadly head wound, as they took the Emperors title of Pontifex Maximus, leader of the church and state.
They proclaim to lead Messiah’s church, thus they sit in the temple, but they teach a false gospel which is antichrist.
Daniel and John described the Popes of Rome, who reigned for 1,260 years, from 538-1798 AD.
Revelation 13:1 shows that the crowns are now on the ten horns, which points to the next phase of the Roman beast kingdom, when the popes had civil authority over the Western Roman Empire as sea of people in the ten kingdoms of the fallen Roman Empire gave him their authority.
Revelation 13:3 says “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 office of the Western Roman Emperor (the sixth head, form of government) was wounded to death in 476 AD, when the civil office ended.
When the popes were given civil and ecclesiastic authority over the Roman Empire and they took the former title of the Emperors, Pontifex Maximus, the deadly head wound was healed.
Once again we can see that John picked up the narrative of Daniel, about the Roman beast.
“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 7:25
“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” Revelation 13:5
Daniel, Paul and John all described the Popes of Rome, who have made pompous, blasphemous statements.
- Daniel 7:8 – “And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.“
- 2 Thessalonians 2:4 – “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.”
- 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.“
When the Popes of Rome were in power, they declared many blasphemous things: 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)
Revelation 17 describes the eighth king, the Popes of Rome, rising to power out of the Roman Empire.
“So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.” Revelation 17:3
Here is the same beast as Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 described, with ten 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.” Revelation 17:10-11
The seven kings represent the seven forms of government that existed in the Roman Empire, and the eighth represents the Popes of Rome who took power.
Messiah tells us that references in Revelation are according to what John saw at the time that it was written down, “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.”
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 AD.
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.
The 8th king is the popes of Rome who lead the harlot Roman Catholic Church. They rose to power after the seven forms of government of the Roman Empire.
The sea beast of Revelation 13, the Popes of Rome, rose up out a sea of people, out of the ten civil kingdoms, that were created when the Western Roman Empire collapsed.
People proclaim that a ‘beast’ in the Bible always points to a kingdom, so they teach that the two beasts of Revelation 13 are two different kingdoms. But that’s not true!
Titus 1:7-12 and 2 Peter 2:12-15 proclaim that a beast can describe a bishop, a false prophet, an unruly, vain, talking deceiver who speaks evil. That describes the Popes, as they proclaim to lead Messiah’s church but teach a false gospel of works and that Mary is the intercessor to the Father. The Popes have proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins and provide salvation, which is blasphemy!
The antichrist sea beast of Revelation points to the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, who controlled the Roman beast for 1,260 years, from 538-1798 AD.
Look at how many times it describes a man: and the dragon gave him his power; and his deadly wound was healed’; who is able to make war with him?; 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; And it was given unto him to make war with the saints.
Revelation 13:5 says “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.”
John is telling us the same thing as Daniel, that the Popes of Rome would reign for 1,260 years, and speak blasphemies, proclaim to be God and to forgive sins.
The fifth bowl judgment led to the Pope being removed from power.
The fifth vial was poured out on the seat of the beast, as the office of the Papacy lost their power in 1798 AD.
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 AD.
The Jesuits caused Napoleon’s army to take the Pope captive. They did this out of vengeance, as the Pope had removed their power and authority in 1793 AD.
The antichrist beast popes 1,260 year reign was ended by the hand of Elohim, but they repented not. They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores of losing their power.
Revelation 13:14 says “which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” It’s pointing to the antichrist beast popes being removed from civil power in 1798 AD. But unlike the office of the Western Roman Emperor, which ended in 476 AD, a deadly head wound; the office of the papacy lives on today, so it lives on.
In 1929 AD, at the Lateran Treaty, the black pope caused the leaders of Italy to establish Vatican City as an independent state, which gives the image that the white pope has civil power again.
But’s just an image, as it is the black pope who controls the Vatican and the Roman beast kingdom.
The Revelation 13 earth beast describes the Jesuit General rising to power out of the land (earth) of the Vatican.
The earth beast of Revelation 13 points to another beast Pope, another evil fake priest, called the false prophet who controls the Roman beast kingdom in the end times. The Jesuit Superior General, the Black Pope, rose to power out of the land (earth) of the Vatican.
These two Popes pretend to be priests of Messiah (like a lamb) but they serve Satan (the dragon), teaching a false gospel, making war with Messiah and His saints, and deceiving the world with their sorcery.
Theologian and Preacher John Wesley wrote, “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.”
The ‘he’ of the earth beast of Revelation 13 is also a man, the office of the Jesuit Superior General, the Black Pope of Rome, aka the false prophet. It is not pointing to a country like the U.S.A., but a man.
Look at how many times it describes a man: and he had two horns like a lamb; And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him; And he doeth great wonders; And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast; And he causeth all… to receive a mark; the number of the beast… the number of a man.
The Black Pope exercises his authority in front of white Pope and they’re using the authority of the Roman Catholic Church to draw the world under their power.
The top Jesuits pretend to be Christians, but they worship Satan the dragon. Jesuit priests have spread around the world to now cause 1.3 Billion Catholics to revere/worship the Pope, the beast, which means that they have the mark of the beast on them. The Pope’s title is Vicar of Christ, which in Latin is ‘Vicarius Filii Dei’, equates numerically to the number 666.
Jesuit Pope Francis is now drawing Protestants, the Orthodox Church, Muslims, and all people groups under the power of Rome; causing the world to revere (mark on forehead) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) the Pope. This evil fake priest now teaches that all religions lead to the same god.
Revelation 19 describes the antichrist beast Pope and false prophet Jesuit General, the leaders of the Roman beast, being taken captive and thrown in the fiery pit.
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. Revelation 19:19-20
The last antichrist beast Pope and false prophet Jesuit General, who will have enforced the mark of the beast in their One World Government; will be effectively captured.
So we can clearly see that Daniel, Paul and John; were all describing the leaders of the Roman beast kingdom, who Satan has empowered to fight against Messiah and His saints.
The Society of Satan in Rome helped found the USA to use it for their agenda of taking over the world and pushing it into their One World Government. The District of Columbia is a city-state corporation, which is one-third of the part of the Empire of the City.
David Nikao Wilcoxson
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