And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw
a beast rise up out
of the sea [this beast is the
Antichrist (c/p. Dan. 7:3)], having
seven heads (8)
and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon
his heads the name of blasphemy. 13:2 And the beast
which I saw was like unto a leopard [Greece],
and his feet were as the feet of a bear [Medo-Persia],
and his mouth as the mouth of a lion [Babylon]:
and the dragon [the Antichrist’s
power comes from Satan] gave him his power, and his
seat [throne], and great authority.
And I saw
one of his heads as it were wounded to death
[Greece]; and his deadly wound was
healed (9): and all the
world wondered after the beast. 13:4 And they worshipped the
dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the
beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and
power was given unto him to continueforty and two months(10).
13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his
name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 13:7 And it was
given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them
(c/p. Dan 7:21
and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues,
and nations (11).
13:8 And all
that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not
written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. 13:10 He that leadeth
into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be
killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints [saints
will not be able to resist the Antichrist with physical force (Rev. 14:12-13)].
And I beheld another beast [this beast is the false
prophet] coming up out of the
earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
13:12 And he exerciseth all the powerof the first
beast [the Antichrist] before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell
thereinto worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was
healed. 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh
fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 13:14
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those
miracles [Satan’s counterfeit
of the ministry of God’s two witnesses (Rev. 11:3)]
which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them
that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the
beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live (13).
13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the
beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause
that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be
And hecauseth all (14),
both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in
their right hand, or in their foreheads: 13:17 And that no
man might buy or sell, save he that hadthe mark, or the name of
the beast, or the number of his name (c/p. Rev. 15:1). 13:18 Here is wisdom.
Let him that hath understanding count (15)the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is
hundred threescore and six (666).
And I looked, and, lo, a
Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred
forty and four thousand (Rev. 7:3-4), having his Father's name
written in their foreheads. 14:2 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: 14:3 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. 14:4 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 [the first fruits of those saved
resurrection of the two witnesses, and the close of both theAntichrist Covenant week and Daniel’s 70th week of years] unto God and to the Lamb. 14:5 And in
their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault
before the throne of God.
14:6 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 [c/p. Rev. 7:9], 14:7 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 second angel’s message
14:8 And there followed another angel, saying,
is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all
nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
The third angel’s message
14:9 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, 14:10 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:
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. 14:12Here
is the patience of the saints [all
saints]: here are they that keep the commandments of God
[Jewish keepers of the Sabbath day 4th
Commandment], and the faith of Jesus (Rev.
14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,
Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth
[during the last 75 days ofthe third woe,
salvation is (apparently) only by death]: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they
may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and
upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man [Jesus],
having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
14:15 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. 14:16
And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth
was reaped [c/p. Matt. 13: 24-30; 36-42].
14:17 And another angel came out of the temple
which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 14:18 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. 14:19 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.
14:20And 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 [200
miles: which is the length of the nation of Israel. "Armageddon" is
Hebrew for "Mt. Megiddo", which is in Northern Israel. The valley of Megiddo
(also referred to as the valley of Jehoshaphat; Joel 3:2, 12) is
the Battle of Armageddon is to be fought (Rev. 16:12-16; c/p. Zech. 12:11). See also: Ezekiel 38 and 39 is not
the battle of Armageddon.]
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. 15:2
And I saw as it were a sea of glass [the crystal
the throne room of God] mingled with
fire: and them that had gotten the victory over
the beast [the victory of death (Rev. 14:13)], and over
his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his
name (c/p. Rev.
13:16-17), stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 15:3
And they sing the song of Moses [they
are Hebrew] the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb [they are
born again by the blood of Jesus], saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy
ways, thou King of saints. 15:4 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
And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple
of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: 15:6 And the
seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues,
in pure and white linen (20), and
having their breasts girded with golden girdles. 15:7 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. 15:8 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
8. The seven heads are: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece,
Rome, and Revised Rome that is yet to come. The 10 horns are the
10-nation confederacy that will make up
the revised Roman
Rev. 17:12). The 10 crowns are its 10kings; they are also the 10
toes of Daniel 2:41-44].
9. The Roman Empire was not "wounded unto death," or conquered from
without. Its demise was from within. It has, however, never ceased to exist—even
unto this day. The Grecian Empire, on the other hand, did receive a mortal wound
from Rome, although its 4 divisions—Greece, Turkey, Syria,
and Egypt—continue until today. It is Greece, then, that will be
resurrected or revived
as the eighth kingdom to oppress the nation Israel (Rev.
17:10-11). Today, the Roman
Empire is beginning to be revised—not revived—in
the European Economic Community (c/p.Rev. 17:12
). In the years to come, however, for the
prophecies of the 10 horns and 10 toes of Daniel to
manifest, the 10-nation confederacy that will comprise the
Empire must include the above 4 divisions of the Grecian Empire.
Daniel makes this very clear at Dan. 8:9, Dan. 8:21-22, Dan. 8:23, and Dan.
nations will be located in the territories
formally ruled by both Rome and Greece, as the Bible clearly states that
the 10-horn nationsof revived Greece
We must also remember that there were 5
toes on each of the feet of iron and clay on the image God gave to King
Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 2:41-44). The legs, feet and toes represent the
Roman and revised Roman empires. At the close of the third
century A.D., the Roman emperor, Diocletian, divided
the Roman empire into two main divisions—east and west. In 395 A.D.,
the emperor Theodosius I made this division official by dividing the
empire between his two sons. Rome became the capital of the Western
Roman Empire and Constantinople [Byzantium] became the capital of the Eastern Roman
Empire. [To precisely fulfill Bible prophecy, then, we should look
for a confederacy of nations with 5 of the toe/nations to be on each foot of
revised Roman Empire—five
from the West and five from the East.]
The revised Roman Empire does not actually
come into existence until it is given a king who is over the
entire confederacy. He will continue but a short space (Rev.
17:10). By the
middle of The Antichrist Covenantweek, the kings of these 10 nations will come to hate the great whore city of Mystery
Babylon and will agree to destroy her [see The Mystery
of Mystery Babylon].
burn her with fire. They will then give their power, authority and kingdom to the
17:16-17), whose kingdom then becomes the revived
10. The same time period of Gentile rule of Jerusalem (Rev. 11:2) and the ministry of the two witnesses (Rev. 11:3): the last half of both The Antichrist Covenant Week and
Daniel’s 70th week.
11. Peoples is missing, because the remnant of Israel
is hidden in the wilderness (Rev. 12:6, Rev. 12:14).
12. It is my opinion that the false prophet will be
the Jewish high priest and not the Pope. This fits the detailed historical
pattern established in 1st and 2nd Maccabees in the
collusion between the Jason, the Jewish high priest, and in Antiochus
Epiphanes, the biblical model of the Antichrist (Dan.
As a matter of fact, the Pope is excluded on geographical grounds because
since the Greek Empire never ruled Italy and Rome. Likewise the revived
Grecian Empire will not include the nation of Italy, and thus
excludes the Vatican City.
13. There is a strong suggestion—given the amount of repetition concerning
the deadly wound that was healed (Rev.
Rev. 13:12, and
Rev. 13:14)—that the Antichrist
[the counterfeit savior] may also personally receive and recover from a deadly
14. It is the false prophet that demands worship of the Antichrist.
He is also the one who institutes to mark of the beast computer system.
15. When one "counts" the number 666 he gets the
number 18. A person living in the United States of America
could very well have as his number a 666, followed by a 3 digit country code
(101), followed by a 3 digit area code (xxx), and then a 9 digit social security
number (xxx-xx-xxxx)—making a total of 18 digits. With a laser gun, such a
number could be instantly, painlessly and invisibly inserted on the hand or
forehead of any person, and used to control buying and selling with the present
scanners in today’s supermarkets. [See When Your Money Fails666 and The
New Money System, by Mary Stewart Relfe, Ph.D., Ministries, Inc., P. O. Box
4038, Montgomery, Al 36104.]
16. This is following the end of The Antichrist
Covenant Week and Daniel’s 70th week and
the war in the heavenlies (Rev.
18. The chronological story continues from the war in the heavenlies
and third woe of Satan and his angels being cast into the earth (Revelation
12:7-12). Angels must preach the gospel because both the
and the 144,000 have been taken to heaven (Rev. 11:12;