Rev 13:1.2. 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 blasphemous names. 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.
What does sea mean in prophecy?
Daniel 7:2. Daniel spoke, saying, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea.
Is 57:20. But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
How many beasts did Daniel see coming up from the great sea?
Daniel 7:3. And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other.
What do the symbols of beast mean in prophecy?
Daniel 7:17. Those great beasts, which are four, are four kings/kingdoms, which arise out of the earth.
I would like to add further, that these beasts came up from the great sea and not from the shores of the great sea as many artists have depicted. What is the difference you may ask? Well in Rev 10:1.2., we have a picture of an angel who symbolizes Christ. The angel has one foot on the sea and one foot on the land. Therefore, one could say the angel is on the shore of the sea. This picture symbolizes that Christ has dominion and power over all the earth, the land and the sea. Rev 10:5.6.
However, the four beasts in Dan 7:3. Came up from the sea only, and not from the earth, the land and the sea. This means that the beasts came up from the most populated regions of the earth, which includes wicked peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues. This would include Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome. Therefore, I have not incorporated the traditional pictures of the beasts coming out of the shores of the sea. I am not an artist and therefore I am using normal pictures of a lion and a bear and you should use your imagination for the rest.
where else do we have a similar beast with seven heads and ten horns in the Bible?
Dan 7:7.8. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly great. 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. I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots, And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.
(As we have studied in other words studies, the ten horns represent the ten early tribes of Europe. Three were plucked up e.g. Visigoths, Vandals and Ostrogoths. The little horn represents the papacy who was different from the ten political kingdoms because it was both political and religious. The beast in this text is the Roman Empire which was continued by the Holy Roman Empire being the Roman Catholic Church System. Notice that there are no seven heads on this beast as in the sea beast in Rev 13:1. This is because the ten horns representing the ten early tribes of Europe are just beginning, and the seven heads representing the seven religious heads or worldwide church denominations have not yet been formed).
O.K! We have found out from our word study that beasts in prophecy are symbols of super world empires like Babylon, Medio-Persia, Grecian and Roman Empire. The sea beast in Rev 13:1 is also a super world empire both religious, political and financial. This beast came out of the sea, just like the other beasts in Dan 7:3. The sea represents the wicked nations of the earth. Isaiah 57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea.
Rev 13:1. This sea beast has seven heads.
A word study to determine what heads mean in the prophetic writings of the Bible.
Rev 17:9. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.
Rev 17:10. These (seven heads) are also seven kings.
Rev 17:11 The beast (Satan) is himself also the eighth and of the seven (heads).
Rev 13:1. The seven heads coming out of the sea beast are similar in power and authority to the seven heads on scarlet beast which is Satan in Rev 17:3.
Dan 7:6. And 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. (The leopard beast is a symbol of the Grecian empire 331-168 B.C. and the four heads represent the four generals who took over from Alexander the Great. These kingdoms although they were military powers, also had a Hellenistic mythological influence on the world.).
Dan 2:37.38. You O King , 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 the head of gold. (King Nebuchadnezzar was the head of the political and spiritual empire of Babylon).
Rev 4:4. Around the throne were 24 thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes and they had crowns of gold on their heads. (These are the spiritual advisers and representatives redeemed from the earth. Math 27:51-53).
Rev 9:7. The shape of the locusts were like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like faces of men. (This verse implies military and religious persecutions with crowns of “Stefenoi” as a symbol of victory).
Rev 9:17. The heads of the horses were like the heads of lions.
Rev 9:19.20. For their tails are like serpents having heads; and with them they do harm. But the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hands –.
Rev 12:1. A woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. (Twelve stars are twelve angels of the twelve churches, which are scattered abroad. Rev 1:20. James 1:1. ).
Rev 12:3. Behold a great fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. (The fiery red dragon represents Satan in Rev 12:9 and he has authority over the political powers in Europe and on the earth. Satan has also authority over the spiritual heads of the worldwide churches. Who are the heads of these worldwide churches, which have fallen? When looking on the internet under Google type, “List of Christian denominations by number of members,” and then look under Wikipedia; there is a list of the seven largest churches in the world:
1. Church of the east: 0.6 million.
2. Restoration and Non-Trinitarianism: 42-48 million.
3. Anglicanism: 85 million.
4. Oriental Orthodoxy: 86 million.
5. Eastern Orthodoxy: 225-300 million.
6. Protestantism: 800 million.
7. Roman Catholicism: 1.2 Billion.
Heads of these fallen churches can mean one person like a pope, archbishop or patriarch.
Rev 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. (The beast here is the Roman Catholic Church, and one of its heads is the papacy signifying religious and political power).
Rev 14:14. I looked and behold a white cloud, and on the cloud sat one like the Son of Man having on his head a golden crown and in his hand a sharp sickle. (This is Christ having authority to harvest the world of believers).
Rev 17:3. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (The woman is the harlot representing the fallen churches worldwide and the seven heads are the representative heads of these fallen churches worldwide).
Rev 17:9. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. (Mountains are a symbol of political or religious kingdoms, (Dan 2:44.45), which these seven heads of the worldwide churches are).
Ps 18:43. You have made me the head of the nations. A people I have not known shall serve me. (King David was the spiritual and political leader of the Israelite kingdom).
Ps 27:6. And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me. (King David talking about his power over his enemies).
Ps 60:7. Gilead is mine and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the helmet for my head, Judah is my lawgiver. (King David is saying that Ephraim is a helmet, a protection for his power).
Ps 68:21. But God will wound the head of his enemies. (Leaders and power of his enemies).
Is 7:8. For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin. The head of Samaria and the head of Samaria is Remliah´s son. (Head refers to political and spiritual leaders).
Is 59:17. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head. (Head is related to salvation as a means of protection).
Mic 2:13. Their king will pass before them with the Lord at their head. (Spiritual leader).
Mic 3:1. Hear now O heads of Israel and you rulers of the house of Israel. (Spiritual and political rulers of Israel).
Mark 12:10. The stone which the builders rejected, has become the head cornerstone. (This is referring to Christ as the head of all spiritual believers).
Acts 18:6. Your blood be upon your own heads. (Paul speaking to the Jews who rejected his gospel message. They will receive their punishment from the decision they made from their heads).
1 Cor 11:3. The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. (This text is referring to spiritual heads).
Ephes 1:22. And gave him to be head over all things to the church. (Christ is the head of the Church on earth).
Ephes 4:15. May grow up in all things into him who is the head – Christ. (Context is the body of Christ verse 12, which is the church and Christ is the head).
Ephes 5:23. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the Church – – -. (Christ is the spiritual head of the Church).
Col 1:18. And he is the head of the body, the church. (Spiritual head of the Church).
Col 2:10. And you are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and power. (Christ is the head of all powers in the heavens and on earth).
The word “head” is related to the following: Seven heads are seven mountains. Seven heads are seven kings/kingdoms. The scarlet beast in Rev 17: (Satan) is the eighth and of the seventh head. Seven heads on the sea beast in Rev 13:1-3. Are the same as the seven heads on the scarlet beast in Rev 17: The four heads from the leopard beast in Dan 7: representing the kingdom of Greece, has a combined political and a mythological influence. King Nebuchadnezzar was the political and spiritual head of the Babylonian empire. Dan 2:37.38.The head is where the intelligence is situated, and is where moral and spiritual decisions are determined. Spiritual advisers. Crowns on heads symbolizes military victory. Serpent heads do harm. The woman in Rev 12: (The pure church) has a garland of twelve stars on her head symbolizing twelve angels of the twelve churches in the diaspora.
The mortally wounded head on the sea beast in Rev 13:1-3 represents the papacy as a political and religious power in the Roman Catholic Church. A golden crown on the head of Christ represents the authority to harvest the world of believers. The seven heads on the scarlet beast in Rev 17: represent the seven heads of the fallen churches worldwide. The seven heads in Rev 17: are seven mountains representing religious kingdoms Fx Dan 2:44.45. King David was the political and spiritual head of the Israelite kingdom. Head signifies power and protection. Head is related to salvation. Spiritual and political rulers. Christ is the head of all spiritual believers. Spiritual decisions. Christ is the head of the pure church on earth. Christ is the head of the body of the church. Christ is the head of all powers in the heavens and on the earth.
The dragon in Rev 12: represents Satan who has authority over the seven heads representing the seven heads of the worldwide fallen church. The figure “seven” denotes completeness and seven entities in the book of Revelation. It so happens that there is a list of the seven largest churches worldwide. When looking on the internet under Google type, “List of Christian denominations by number of members,” and then look under Wikipedia; there is a list of the seven largest churches in the world:
1. Church of the east: 0.6 million.
2. Restoration and Non-Trinitarianism: 42-48 million.
3. Anglicanism: 85 million.
4. Oriental Orthodoxy: 86 million.
5. Eastern Orthodoxy: 225-300 million.
6. Protestantism: 800 million.
7. Roman Catholicism: 1.2 Billion. (Satan is of the seventh).
8. Satan: rules over all the churches of the world.
Heads of these fallen churches can mean a pope, archbishop, patriarch or spiritual governing body.
The beast with the seven heads indicate that this beast is a religious institution, because the seven largest churches in the world have sprung from this beast. What is the name of this religious institution? It is the papacy combined with Jesuits in the Roman Catholic Church system. This Church is where all Christian churches of today have evolved from. Because the seven heads are still part of the beast, this indicates that the Roman Catholic Church system has still influence over these churches even though they have separated from the mother church.
What do horns mean in Bible prophecy?
Dan 7:7. (The fourth beast). It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. (In prophetic understanding the fourth beast represents the Roman empire and the Roman Catholic church combined. The ten horns represent the ten early tribes of Europe).
Dan 7:8. I was considering the horns and there was another horn, a little one, coming up from them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words. (Horn is related to a manpower who has eyes and speaks pompous words that is the papacy and the three horns are three of the early tribes of Europe which fell: Visigoths, Vandals and Ostrogoths).
Dan 7:20. And the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows. (This horn “the papacy,” is related to religious, military and political power which came up after the three horns that is three tribes of the ten early tribes of Europe fell).
Dan 7:21. I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints and prevailing against them. (This horn is related to a religious and military power, and the papacy made war against the saints during the Middle Ages).
Dan 7:24. 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. (Ten horns are ten kings or ten kingdoms of the early tribes of Europe, and the little horn is different because it is a political and religious power, and is the papacy).
Dan 7;25. He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and he shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hands for a time and times and half a time. (This little horn represents the papacy during the Dark Middle Ages when it persecuted the saints and changed the Sabbath holy day law from Saturday to Sunday).
Dan 8:3. 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. (The two horns represent the Medo-Persian political and military powers combined).
Dan 8:5. Suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. (This goat represents Greece, and the notable horn represents Alexander the Great).
Dan 8:6-12. Then he came to the ram that had two horns (Medo-Persian), which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. Verse 7. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, – – -. Verse 8. Therefore, the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn (Alexander the Great) was broken, and in place of it four notable ones (Horns) came up toward the four winds of heaven. Verse 9. And out of one of them (that is the four winds of heaven) came a little horn (The papacy) which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east and toward the glorious land. Verse 10. The little horn (The papacy) cast some of the stars to the ground and trampled on them. Verse 11. He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of host. By him the Daily Sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. Verse 12. He cast truth down to the ground.
Dan 8:20-22. The ram which you saw, having the two horns-they are the kings of Media and Persia. Verse 21. And the male goat is the kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is the first king. (Alexander the Great). Verse 22. As for the broken horn and the four (Horns) that stood up in its place, four kingdoms shall rise out of that nation, but not with its power. (The four horn kingdoms that followed Alexander the Great are Cassander, Lysimachus, Seleucus and Ptolemy).
Dan 8:23-25. (The little horn represents the papacy, a spiritual and political power in the Roman Catholic Church in this text). And in the latter time of their (the four kingdoms of Greece) kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their fullness, a king shall rise, having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, and shall prosper and thrive; he shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. Through his cunning deceit to prosper under his rule, and he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without human means.
Luk 1:69. (Zacharias prophecy about Jesus Christ). And has raised up a horn of salvation for us. (Meaning a power of salvation).
Rev 5:6. And I looked and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. (Seven horns are seven spirits of God).
Rev 9:13. Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God. (The four horns on the golden altar before God is the altar of incense. These horns were sprinkled with blood on the Day of Atonement and thereafter the Holy Place was cleansed. Lev 16:18-20).
Rev 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. (Ten horns imply political and military powers).
Rev 13:1. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns and on his horns ten crowns – – -. (Ten horns imply political and military powers).
Rev 13:11. Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth and had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. (Two horns imply political and military powers).
Rev 17:3. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (The ten horns represent ten kings from the earth, who have political and military powers to reign as kings for one hour).
Rev 17:7. I will tell you the mystery of the woman and the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. (The beast with ten horns has political and military powers).
Rev 17:12. The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. Verse 13. These (ten horn kings) are of one mind and they will give their power and authority to the beast. Verse 14. These will make war with the Lamb – – -. (These ten horns originate from the ten early tribes of Europe because the majority of Christians lived in Europe , but the geographical situation changes to the whole world in this text because Christians live all around the world. And all nations will make war with the Lamb: Christ at Armageddon).
Rev 17:16. And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. (The ten horns or political kings of the earth will make war with the harlot, being the fallen church of all denominations all over the earth).
Jerm 48:25. The horn of Moab is cut off and his arm broken. (Military strength).
Psalm 75:10. All the horns of the wicked I will cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted. Psalm 132:17. There (in Zion) I will make the horn of David grow. (Strength).
Amos 6:13. Have we not taken horns for ourselves by our own strength?
Hab 3:4. He (God) had rays (horns in Hebrew) flashing from his hand, and there was his power hidden.
Zach 1:18. Then I raised my eyes and looked and there were four horns. Verse 19. What are these? Verse 20. These are the horns that have scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem. (These horns are the Babylonian and Assyrians military power).
Mica 4:13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion; for I will make your horn iron – – – you shall beat in pieces many peoples. (Horn implies military strength and power).
Psalm 18:2. The Lord is the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Horn is related to salvation).
Psalm 89:17. For you (God) are the glory of their strength, and in your favor our horn is exalted. (Horn is related to strength).
Horn is related to the following: The ten early tribes of Europe. The little horn represents the papacy. The little horn plucked up three horns (representing three tribes of early Europe: Visigoths, Vandals and Ostrogoths), it had eyes of a man and a mouth speaking pompous words. The little horn made war against the saints during the Middle Ages. The ten horns are ten kings. The little horn is different from the ten kings, because it is both religious and political. The little horn (the papacy) shall change times and laws Fx the Sabbath to Sunday in Gods ten commandments. The little horn shall reign 1,260 prophetical years (538-1798 A.D.) The goat with the notable horn is Alexander the Great of Greece. The goat´s large horn (Alexander the Great) was broken and four horns (Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus) stood in its place. The little horn (papacy) exalted himself as high as the Prince of Host and took away the daily sacrifice and the sanctuary truth was cast to the ground. The four kings of the goat are four kingdoms. The two horns on the ram in Dan 8: represent Medo-Persia.
The horn is a power of strength and salvation. Seven horns are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. The four horns on the golden altar before God. The fiery red dragon in Rev 12: represents Satan who has authority over ten horns relating to political powers in Europe. The beast (Roman Catholic Church system) in Rev 13: has authority over the ten horns with crowns signifying the church has the power to guide the European powers on earth and through out the whole world. The beast with two horns like a lamb represents the two Christ like political powers in the USA, having political and military strength but speaks like the Dragon (Satan).
The ten horns in Rev 17: are ten kings, who have authority to reign with the scarlet beast (Satan), and make war with the Lamb (Christ at Armageddon). The harlot sat on a beast (Satan) with ten horns representing the political and powers of the world. These ten horns (in Rev 17:) are ten kings who receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast who is Satan. These ten kings will hate the harlot (the fallen worldwide church) and make her desolate and naked.
The horn of Moab is cut off (military power). The horn of David shall grow (strength and power). The Lord is the horn of my salvation and my stronghold.
Summary: The horn in prophecy is a symbol of political and military power guided by kings and kingdoms. The exception to this rule is the little horn, which is different; it is both a political and a religious power. The ten horns are part of the sea beast in Rev 13: and the scarlet beast in Rev 17: The ten horns representing the political powers of the world, form some kind of conglomerate with the worldwide church, the papacy and the protestants in the USA, to fight Christ at the war of Armageddon.
Who do the 10 horns represent in this chapter?
This beast has also ten horns. These ten horns in prophecy represent the ten early tribes of Europe:
- Anglo Saxons.
These ten horns are part of the beast indicating that the Roman Catholic Church System has authority over these European powers. How? We shall discuss this later on in Rev 17:
On the ten horns are ten crowns or ten diadems. In the Greek, diadem is “diadaimata” and means kingly crowns. This reinforces the interpretation that these ten horns are political powers who have the same authority has kings to govern the land.
On its heads were blasphemous names. The seven heads are the seven largest Christian churches in the world. But now we find out that they are not pure churches, but are fallen churches, because they have names of blasphemy on their heads.
What does the word “blasphemy” mean in the Bible?
In the Greek the word blasphemy is “blasphamia.” In the Hebrew the word is “naqab” or “naats” meaning to pierce.
SDA Bible Dictionary: A term generally denoting abusive or defamatory language with respect to God or man.
Oxford Dictionary: Talk impiously, utter profanity, revile.
Webster’s Dictionary: To speak impiously of God and things regarded sacred. Contemptuous or irreverent speech about God or sacred things.
Lev 24:11. And the Israelite woman´s son (father was an Egyptian) blasphemed the name of the Lord and cursed; verse 16. (The Lord spoke to Moses) And whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death.
Mat 9:3. The scribes said within themselves, “This man blasphemes.” (Context is where Jesus heals a paralytic in verse 2 and says to the paralytic, “Son be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven you.” Verse 6 The Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins.) Why is Jesus criticized for being a blasphemer? Because in Mark 2:7 it says “Who can forgive sins but God alone?” What Jesus is saying here in the text that he is God and has the prerogative to forgive sins just like God.
Mark 3:28.29. I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of man, and whatever blasphemes they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation. (This blasphemy is continual sin against the Holy Spirit).
Luk 12:10. And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven. (The context is about confessing Jesus Christ before men and angels in verses 8.9.)
Joh 10:36. You are blaspheming because I (Jesus) said, “I am the Son of God?”
Acts 13:44.45. On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God. But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul. (The context is Acts 13:13.41. where Paul preached Christ at the synagogue at Antioch in Pisidia. In verse 38. Paul preached the forgiveness of sins through Christ alone and justification).
Acts 18:6. When they (the Jews in Corinth) opposed him and blasphemed, he (Paul) shook his garments and said to them, “Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles). (This is after Paul preached about Jesus Christ to the Jews on a Sabbath in their synagogue. The Jews refused Christ and the testimony of Paul).
Rom 2:24. For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you. (“You” are the Jews living in Rome). Context: Rom 2:17-24. Paul is talking about the Jews keeping the law of God: The Ten Commandments. He says they boast of keeping the law but practice otherwise like they steal. Verse 21. Commit adultery. Verse 22. You abhor idols, yet you rob temples. Verse 23. You make your boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law?
1 Tim 1:20. Of whom are Hymenaus and Alexander, who I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme. (Context: verse 19. Having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck).
1 Tim 6:1. Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and his doctrine may not be blasphemed. (Blaspheme is related to honor the masters for the sake of preserving Gods doctrine).
Titus 2:4.5. Admonish the young to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
James 2:7. Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called. Verse 6. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts. (Noble name is Jesus Christ).
Rev 13:6. (Beast from the sea and a wounded head). Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, his tabernacle. And those who dwell in heaven. Verse 5. (Related to blasphemies and authority to continue for 42 months=1260 prophetical years).
Rev 16:9. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God of who has power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give him glory. (Related to the seven last plagues delivered to all unbelievers on earth). Verse 11. They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores and did not repent of their deeds. Verse 21. And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of hail – – -.
2 Sam 12:14. (Natan visits King David about the sin against Batseba). However because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme – – -. (Blaspheme is related to Gods enemies having an excuse to sin because of David’s sin).
Psalm 74:10. O God, how long will the adversary reproach? Will the enemy blaspheme your name forever? (Context: verse 3. The enemy has damaged everything in the sanctuary. Verse 4. The enemies roar in the midst of your meeting place. Verse 7. They have set fire to your sanctuary. They have defiled the dwelling place of your name to the ground. Verse 8. They have burned up all the meeting places of God in the land).
Is 52:3. And my name is blasphemed continually very dag. (Context: Verse 4. My people went down at first into Egypt to dwell there. Then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. Verse 5. Now therefore, what have I here, says the Lord, that my people are taken away for nothing. Those who rule over them make wail, says the Lord. (Context: The Assyrians and Babylonians have taken Gods people away. The Israelites cannot represent God anymore as a nation. This is related to blaspheme).
Acts 19:37. (The city clerk in Ephesus is trying to quiet the multitude after Demetrius the maker of images to the goddess Diana accuses Paul of preaching against their false goddess). Verse 37. For you have brought these men here who are neither robbers of the temples nor blasphemers of your goddess.
1 Tim 1:13. (Paul´s witness). Although I was formerly a blasphemer and persecutor and an insolent man, but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in belief. (Paul blasphemed Jesus Christ when he persecuted Christ´s followers).
2 Tim 3:2. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. (Blasphemy is related to these words from verse 3 to 5 lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. Having a form of godliness but denying its power).
Acts 6:11-14. (Stephen was accused of blasphemy by the synagogue of Freedmen). Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.” Verse 13. This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law. Verse 14. For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs which Moses delivered to us. (This holy place refers to the temple in Jerusalem).
Luk 22:65. And many other things they blasphemously spoke against him. (Jesus was mocked and beaten by the Sanhedrin mob).
2 Kgs 19:3. Hezikiah says, “This day is a day of trouble and rebuke and blasphemy. (Context: The king of Assyria Sennacherib made threats to the people of Jerusalem through his servant Rabshakeh. Fx: Verse 25. The Lord said to me, “Go up against this land, and destroy it.” Which is a total lie. Verse 30. Do not let Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord saying, “The Lord will surely deliver us; this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria).
Mat 12:31. Therefore, I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. (Context: Sin is related to blasphemy. This is not one sin, but a continual refusal to accept the calling from the Holy Spirit to repent).
Mat 15:19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, false witness, blasphemies. (Context: These words are related to one another).
Mat 26:65. Then the High Priest tore his clothes, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy!” (Context: Verse 63. The High Priest asked Jesus under oath, “Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Verse 64. Jesus said to him, “It is as you said, nevertheless, I say to you, her after you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” What Jesus is saying here is that he is God and the Messiah. This was blasphemy in the High Priests ears).
Mark 2:4-7. (Jesus forgives and heals a paralytic). The scribes said in their hearts verse 7. “Why does this man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” (Context: It is blasphemy in the scribes thinking to forgive a paralytic of his sins when this prerogative belongs to God alone).
Mark 7:22. Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. (Context: These words are all related to one another and they are all sin).
John 10:33. The Jews answered him saying, “For a good work we do not stone you, but for blasphemy, and because you, being man, make yourself God.”
Colos 3:8. But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
Rev 2:9. I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Rev 13:1. 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 blasphemous names.
Rev 13:5. (The head, which was mortally wounded, was healed). And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for 42 months. (42 times 30 prophetic days = 1260 day/years in prophecy. Fx. 538-1798 A.D. The Dark Middle Ages. This is when the papacy and priests say they have the authority from the apostolic succession to forgive members of their sins. The infallibility of the pope who says “We (the pope) hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty”.
Rev 13,6. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, his tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.
Rev 17:3. So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
The word blaspheme is related to the following: Speak impiously of God. Against the Holy Spirit. Curse the name of God. Power to forgive sins. Breaking the law. Rejecting faith and a good conscience. Honor a slave´s master and Gods doctrine of godliness. Word of God. Denying the name of Jesus Christ. Claiming to be the Son of God. The tabernacle of God and those who dwell in heaven. The beast from the sea who ruled for 1,260 years during the Middle Ages. Opposing the Bible, the gospel and God. Jews say they keep the commandments of God put practice the opposite in their lives. Rejecting faith and a good conscience. Christians say they are believers but practice otherwise in their lives. Negative words against Moses and God. Sin is related to blasphemy. Persecuting Christ and his followers. Words and a form of godliness but denying its power. Contradicting Gods words. Denying Christ. Refusing to keep the law of God. Refusing to keep the Ten Commandments. Excuse not to believe in God. Lies in God’s name. Making oneself God. False Christian believers. The power to forgive sins is belongs to God only.
These definitions give an overview of what blasphemy means from a Bible word study. They also reinforce that the seven heads are fallen churches in Gods eyes.
Rev 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.
Where do the pictures of these beasts come from in the Bible? They come from Dan 7:3-6. The sea beast from Rev 13:1 looked like a leopard, which represented the Grecian empire. Out of the Grecian empire came Hellenism, which had everything to do with learning in Europe, Greek history, Greek language, Greek culture and Greek mythology pertaining to many mythological gods. The sea beast had feet like a bear. The feet of a bear in Dan 7:3-6 represents the Medo-Persian Empire. The feet represent speed when running after its prey and the claws on the feet represent that the victim is clawed and mauled to death in a cruel fashion. The mouth of a lion represents the Babylonian Empire. When a lion roars with its mouth, then all the beasts of the forest become afraid. When a lion attacks its victim, it devours with its mouth.
A short word study on the word lion in the book Revelation.
Rev 4:7. (The four living creatures in the midst of the throne in heaven and around the throne). The first living creature was a lion.
Rev 5:5. Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals. (This lion represents Christ).
Rev 9:8. They had hair like women´s hair, and their teeth were like lion´s teeth. (Refers to Moslem soldiers in the Ottoman Empire going to war against their enemies. They crush their enemies like a lion crushes its prey).
Rev 10:1-3. I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. He had a book in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. (This mighty angel is Christ and raises his voice like a lion).
Rev 13:2. (A beast coming out of the sea). 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 sea beast represents the papacy in the Roman Catholic Church system all around the world. When they talk like a lion the nations tremble because of their power and authority).
Lion represents Christ in prophecy, then power, Moslem soldiers at war against their enemies, Christ with a loud voice of authority, and the papacy in the Roman Catholic Church system who talk with a religious power and authority to cause nations to tremble.
These are the traits, which the sea beast has developed over the years. Hellenism from the Grecian Empire, speed and cruel deaths from the Medo-Persian Empire, and nations become afraid of the roaring lion who devours everything that stands in its way. These are the traits that the papacy in the Roman Catholic Church system has developed over the years. The majority of the members are oblivious over what is happening behind the scenes of this worldwide church. But there is a powerful group of men operating behind the cloak of this church, and their main aim is, to retrieve their lost dominion and that is, power over the whole of the world: The Holy Roman Empire. Who are these men? The Jesuits.
Who are the Jesuits?
Ignatius Loyola founded the dedicated and powerful Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Ignatius a Spanish nobleman was born in 1491 or 1495 at the castle of Loyola near the Pyrenees. His career as a professional soldier ended with a leg wound in 1521. Through reading lives of Christ and the saints while convalescing, Loyola resolved to become Christ´s soldier. He hung up his sword at the altar of Mary in Montserrat. Ignatius then spent a year (1522-23) in prayer and meditation at Manresa monastery, seeking total consecration to Christ. He was much blessed. Here he drafted his Spiritual Exercises. Between 1524 and 1534 Loyola studied at Barcelona, Alcala, Salamanca and Paris preparing for service. Then he and six friends vowed to practice poverty and celibacy to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem (this never came off), and to give the rest of their lives to apostolic labors. In this way, the Society of Jesus began. “Jesuits”, as its members were called, vowed total obedience to the pope as, in effect, Commander-in-chief, and under him to the general of the order. Ignatius, a fine organizer, was general until his death in 1556.
By 1556 there were over a thousand Jesuits-mainly in Spain. Portugal and Italy, but also in France, Germany, the Low Countries, India, Brazil and Africa. By 1626 there were 15,544, and during the next 130 years the Jesuits grew slowly but steadily. Jesuits were working in almost every corner of the globe.
Jesuits reached a peak of 36,038 members in 1964. – – -. During the seventeenth and early eighteenth century a high percentage of the educated Catholic people of Europe passed through Jesuit schools.- – -. Today, the Jesuits run about 4,000 schools, including eighteen universities in the United States.
Though the Jesuit society spread rapidly in Italy, Spain, and Portugal, it was slower in gaining strong foothold in France and Germany, but by the latter half of the sixteen century, it was the advance-guard of the Counter-Reformation. Its chief agencies were preaching, the confessional, its excellent schools-not for the multitudes, but for the well-born and well-to-do.
As against his own subjects, Louis XIV`s policy was determined by his conception of national unity and Jesuit influence, especially after his marriage to Madame de Maintenon in 1684; in 1685 he revoked the Edict of Nantes, and made Protestantism illegal under the severest penalties. The ultimate result was disastrous for France. Thousands of its most industrious citizens emigrated to England, Holland, Germany, and America – – -. For France the expulsion of the Huguenots and the triumph of the Jesuits were great misfortunes.
The latter half of the eighteenth century brought to the Jesuits their greatest catastrophe – – -. A large part of the French clergy were also hostile to the Jesuits. In 1764 the Jesuits were suppressed in France. Spain and Naples expelled them in 1767. The rulers of these lands now forced from Pope Clement XIV (1769-1774) the abolition of the order in July, 1773.
The tremendous storm of the French Revolution was about to break and to sweep away the church, with the nobility, the throne, and kindred ancient institutions. The Revolutionary leaders were filled with the rationalistic spirit. They viewed the churches as religious clubs. In 1789 church lands were declared national property. In 1790 the monasteries were abolished.
Then in 1793 came a royalist and Catholic uprising in La Vendee and in retaliation, the Jacobin leaders sought to wipe out Christianity. Hundreds of ecclesiastics were beheaded. After the “terror” was over, in 1795, religious freedom was once proclaimed, through the state, as such, was to be without religion – – -. In 1798 Rome was made a republic by French arms, and Pope Pius VI (1775-1799) carried a prisoner to France, where he died.
The military events of 1800 led to the election of Pius VII (1800-1823) and the restoration of the states of the Church. Napoleon, on attaining power, though himself without religious feeling, recognized that a majority of the French people were Roman Catholic, and that the church might be used by him. The result was the Concordat with the papacy in 1801 and the Organic Articles of 1802.
Napoleon, crowned Emperor by the pope in 1804, soon quarreled with Pius VII, annexed the States of the Church in 1809, and held the pope a prisoner from that time till 1814 – – -. Napoleon´s downfall in 1815 was followed by universal reaction – – -. The papacy profited by all these impulses and soon developed a strength greater that it had shown for a hundred years. A characteristic evidence of this new position of the papacy was restoration, by Pius VII, in August, 1814, of the Jesuits, who speedily regained their old ascendancy in papal counsels.
If you look in Dan 11:40 www.ayin.dk under the heading “Who are the Jesuits?” You will find a modern update explanation that fits in our day and age. We find that the Jesuits are not a fictitious group of people named under a conspiracy theory like many advocate. They are the backbone of the Roman Catholic Church and they answer only to the Black Pope and him alone, who has the highest authority in the church.
Rev 13:2. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
Who does the dragon represent in Rev 13:2?
Rev 12:17 The dragon was enraged with the woman and he went to make war with rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Rev 12:3. And another sign appeared in heaven, behold a great fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.
Rev 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. (Refers to Satan who led king Herod to kill all the infants in Bethlehem in an attempt to kill the child Jesus Christ. Math 2:16-18).
Rev 12:5. She bore a child. (Refers to the child Christ).
Rev 12:6. The woman (the protestant church) fled into the wilderness for 1,260 days. Rev 12:13.14. The dragon persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. 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 e time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
Rev 12:7. And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought. (Michael is another name for Christ, and the dragon is Satan).
Rev 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.
Rev 13:3.4. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshipped the dragon who gave authority to the beast, (in Rev 13:1.2.)
Rev 13:11. The beast (USA) he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon (Satan).
Rev 16:13. 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.
The dragon in prophetic writings is without a doubt the Devil or Satan working through political and religious institutions. The scarlet beast is Satan. Satan comes out of the bottomless pit. Satan worked through the papacy and the leaders of the French revolution to destroy the Bible and all true Christians in France. Satan is bound for 1,000 years on this earth after Christ´s second coming. The beast in Rev 13:3.8. and the Dragon in Rev 12:3. Are related to one another through the seven heads and the ten horns. Satan himself is the beast in Rev 17:3. Satan is related to the beast in Rev 13:1. and the beast in Rev 13:11. Satan himself is the beast in Rev 17:3.8. Satan is the Dragon in Rev 12:3.9.
Who gave the sea beast in Rev 13:1 his power, his thrown and great authority? The Bible says it is the Devil or Satan who is behind this religious world empire. And he is using this church to deceive the whole world by going against the Holy Bible, the word of God.
Who does the wounded head represent in this text?
Rev 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.
The head is not the beast and the beast is not the head in this text. The head is part of the seven heads coming from the beast. The seven heads are representing the seven heads of the largest churches in the world as mentioned in Rev 13:1. This head, which was mortally wounded, is the papacy, the spiritual head of the Roman Catholic church.
The beast represents the Roman Catholic Church System all over the world and is ruled by the papacy. The seven heads of different Christian churches come from the beast: the Roman Catholic Church System. One of its heads refers to the beasts’ heads and is the papacy i.e., The pope.
Where in the history of the papacy do we find a pope who seems to be slaughtered to death, and his deadly wound was healed?
When was this papal head mortally wounded?
Pope Pius VI
In 1798, Rome was made a republic by the French. On the 15 Feb, 1798, General Bertier at the head of the French army, entered Rome, declared the political rule of the papacy at an end, and took Pope Pius VI (1775-1799) a prisoner to France, where he soon died in July, 1799. Furthermore, Napoleon realizing that the majority of the French people were Roman Catholics, thought that he could use the church for his political policies, made use of a Concordat between him and the papacy. However, Napoleon crowned Emperor by the pope in 1804, soon quarreled with Pius VII, annexed the States of the Church in 1809, and held the pope a prisoner from that time till 1814 – – -. Napoleon´s downfall in 1815 was followed by universal reaction – – -. The papacy profited by all these impulses and soon developed a strength greater that it had shown for a hundred years. A characteristic evidence of this new position of the papacy was restoration, by Pius VII, in August, 1814; of the Jesuits, who speedily regained their old ascendancy in papal counsels.
“A significant event occurred in 1929 when the Lateran Treaty restored temporal power to the pope, who was given the rule of the Vatican City, a section of the city of Rome about 108.7 acres in extent.” So the papacy, was mortally wounded by Napoleon, but this wound was healed over time and the papacy gained strength with the help of the Jesuits.
And the whole world marveled and followed the beast.
We must remember that the head is not the beast and the beast is not the head. The papacy is not the Roman Catholic Church, it is part of a system governing the Roman Catholic Church. So, when the whole world marveled and followed the beast, we are talking about the Roman Catholic Church system as a whole. This part of the Bible prophecy is to be fulfilled in the future, because the whole world does not follow the beast as of yet.
Rev 13:3. the whole world marveled and followed the beast.
The whole world includes China and Russia, but they do not follow the beast. So what does the whole world mean in this passage?
In the Greek it says not the whole world but the whole earth “γή – gay.”
The whole earth can have different meanings judging according to the context of the text. Fx.
Rev 14:7. Worship him that made heaven and earth. (This would mean where worshippers of God lived in the world).
Rev 7:1. Standing on the four corners of the earth. (This would mean the whole earth 100%).
Rev 12:16. The earth helped the woman. (This would mean a local place on the earth. The woman who represents the Protestant church which was persecuted by the papacy and escaped to countries like Holland, England and North America).
Rev 13:11. Another beast coming up out of the earth. (This would mean the beast representing the USA coming from the land of North America).
Rev 13:8. All that dwell on the earth shall worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life. (This would mean the whole of the world).
In Rev 13:3 when looking at the context, the whole world refers to where the Roman Catholic papacy has ruled during the 42 months (538-1798) that is during the Middle ages. Rev 13:5. They ruled the whole of Europe.
After the papal head was wounded in 1798 the whole world followed the beast. That is to say after the Dark Middle Ages the whole world followed the beast which repesents the papacy in the Roman Catholic Chuech system. How?
How can the USA, the nations in Europe, Russia and China follow the beast. He who controls the worlds finances controls the worlds political nations. To understand what I mean read my understanding of the text Revelation 13:18 about the meaning of the figures 666. It is the papacy who controls the worlds finances along with worlds millionaires who belong to an elite group of men who want to dominate the world.
Rev 13:4. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
The dragon is Satan who gave authority to the beast who is the papacy in the Roman Catholic Church system. Many peoples of the world will come to worship and be members of the Roman Catholic Church in the future because of the following events in this chapter. Who is able to make war with him? Describes how it is impossible to make war with the most largest, religious, financial and political institution in the world. No nation will even try to make war with the Roman Catholic Church system. Not even Putin from Russia.
Who does the dragon represent in this text?
Rev 12:9. So the dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world.
Who is the beast a symbol of in this text?
The papacy in the Roman Catholic Church System.
Who are “they” who worshipped the beast? They would mean all people in the world whether they want to or not. If a church controls your bank account, you bow down and worship the papacy in the Roman Catholic Church System whether you like it or not.
Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?
The beast is the papacy in the Roman Catholic Church System. Because the papacy is both a religious, a political power, and a financial power, no country on earth can make war with the papacy. The papacy can make dogmas enforcing a whole nation to their knees when they withhold the last rights at a funeral, withhold the blessings from a pope to a king or control a country´s finances.
Rev 13:5. And he was given a mouth speaking things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to make war for forty-two months.
What does “speaking great things” in prophecy mean?
Daniel 7:11. I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn (The papacy) was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame.
Daniel 7:20. And the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows. (The ten horns are a symbol of the ten tribes of Europe. The three horns which fell are: The Vandals in 534, the Ostrogoths in 538 and the Visigoths in 508. These three tribes believed in the Arian theology, that is that Jesus Christ was a created being and did not exist with God from eternity. The little horn a symbol of the papacy came up after these three tribes fell).
Daniel 7:25. He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, he shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time. (1,260 years = 538-1798 referring to the papal reign during the Middle Ages. The papacy changed God´s law of the Ten Commandments by deleting the Sabbath day and doubling the covet commandment).
“Therefore, the decision of the pope and the decision of God constitutes one decision. The pope alone is said to be the vicar of God; wherefore only what is bound and loosed by Him is held to be bound and loosed by God himself.”
“The pope is of so great authority and power that he can modify, explain or interpret even divine laws (Change of the sabbath day).”
As regards to the persecution of the saints, over 50 million Roman Catholic members of the church were killed because they protested against the papacy and believed in the Bible during the Middle Ages. www.cs.unc.edu/-plaisted/estimates.html on Google.
Papacy: The system of ecclesiastical government in which supreme authority is vested in the pope.
The priests forgive sins of which this prerogative lies with God alone. Mark 2:7.
Canon 1: If any one saith, that in the mass a true and proper sacrifice is not offered to God; or, that to be offered is nothing else but that Christ is given to eat; let him be anathema. Canon 2: If anyone says Christ did not institute the apostle’s priests; or, did not ordain that they and other priests should offer his own body and blood; let him be anathema.
We therefore confess that the Sacrifice of the Mass is and ought to be considered one and the same sacrifice as that of the cross, for the victim is one and the same, namely, Christ our Lord. Thus (the priests) acting in the Person of Christ the Lord, he changes the substance of bread and wine into the true substance of His body and blood. “Catechism of the Council of Trent for Parish Priests.”
Dan 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.
As regards to the persecution of the saints, over 50 million were killed by the papacy during the Middle Ages. See my websites www.ayin.dk and www.ayindk.com
Rev 13:11. Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. (The beast coming out of the earth is a symbol of the USA in North America. The dragon is a symbol of Satan or the Devil Rev 12:9. When this nation speaks like Satan it will have the power to persecute dissenters who disagree with their policies of belief e.g., Rev 13:12-18).
Rev 13:15. He (USA) was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast (papacy), 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. (USA and the papacy shall take part in a union to persecute the saints who keep the Ten Commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ Rev 12:17. 14:12. The image to the beast is related to the opposite of those who keep the Ten Commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ i.e., Sunday worship with the papacy at the head of all Christian churches in the new worlds order).
“Speaking” in prophecy is related to Persecution with the intent of destroying those who refuse to obey religious edicts from the USA. The USA will speak like a dragon using persecution against those who refuse to bow down to her policies introducing false worship. The papacy persecuted the saints during the Middle Ages and over 50 million members of the Roman Catholic Church were killed because they believed in the Bible and not the pope’s false religious doctrines. The papacy spoke pompous words against the Most High God by using God´s authority and saying he is the vicar of God on earth and God´s decision and the pope´s decision are the same.
Rev 13:5. And was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemy.
What does “speaking blasphemy” mean in the Bible?
Matthew 9:3. And once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This man blasphemes!”
Matthew 9:2. Then behold, they brought to him a paralytic lying om a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven you.”
Then the scribes accused Christ of blasphemy. Why? Because he forgave sins which is the prerogative of only God can do. Mark 2:7. Why does this man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?
In this text Christ was revealing to the scribes that he was God.
This study on blasphemy is fully written out in Rev 13: 1. on this page.
The word blasphemy in short is referring to the power to forgive sins which is the prerogative of God only. The papacy in the Roman Catholic church use this power when priests and the papacy forgive the sins of their members.
Rev 13:6. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his dwelling and those in heaven.
This verse gives us the exact proof of that the beast is referring to the Roman Catholic Church system by comparing the prophecies of the book of Daniel with the book of Revelation. In Daniel 7:25 it says: 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.
Rev 13:6. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, his tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.
What does “dwelling” mean in the Bible?
In the Greek the word is σκηνήν = a dwelling or tabernacle.
Matthew 17:4. Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord it is good for us to be here; if you wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.
Acts 7:42.43. Did you offer me slaughtered animals and sacrifices during forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? You also took up the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of your god Remphan, images which you made to worship. (Place for worshipping a false god).
Acts 7:44. Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he appointed, instructing Moses to make it according to the pattern that he had seen. (Refers to the tabernacle place of worship for the Israelites in the wilderness).
Acts 15:16. After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; so the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who are called by my name – – -. (This refers to the house or lineage of David. Christ came from the house of David. Gentiles will seek the Lord when the gospel is preached to them).
Hebrews 8:1.2. We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man. (The heavenly sanctuary where Christ is our High Priest. Heb 4:14).
Hebrews 9:2-4. (Greek). For a tabernacle was prepared: the first part, in which were the lampstand, the table, and the showbread, which is called the Holy Place; and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies, which had the golden altar and the ark of the covenant having been covered round on all sides with gold, in which a jar golden having the manna and the rod of Aaron the one having budded and the tablets of the covenant – – -.
Hebrews 9:6.7. The priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing services. But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people´s sins committed of ignorance.
Hebrews 9:21.22. Both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the service he sprinkled with blood. And almost all things are cleansed according to the law, and without shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. (After the earthly sanctuary in Jerusalem ceased to exist in God´s eyes at the crucifixion of Christ, the sanctuary was transferred to heaven and dedicated there with Christ´s blood. Matt 27:51).
Hebrews 11:9. (Abraham). By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.
Revelation 15:5. After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened. (Heavenly sanctuary).
Revelation 21:3. Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men and he will dwell with them and they shall be his people.
Tabernacle or dwelling is related to the following: dwelling place for men, place for worshipping false god´s, the earthly tabernacle or sanctuary in the wilderness, the lineage and house of David, the heavenly sanctuary where Christ is High Priest, the tabernacle with the first apartment the Holy Place containing lampstand, table of showbread, The Most Holy apartment containing the golden altar (on the day of atonement and up in heaven), ark of the covenant, golden jar of manna, rod of Aaron and the tablets of covenant. The tabernacle of God is with men in heaven.
How does the papacy blaspheme God, his name, his tabernacle and those who dwell in heaven?
How does the papacy blaspheme God? In the book Daniel A Readers Guide, it says “(The Bishop of Rome) took the title, “Vicar of the Son of God,” meaning that he stood in place of the Son of God to represent Him here on earth. Compare also the title of “holy father” with Jesus’ comments about the use of that title in a religious setting in Matthew 23:9. Note too, Jesus´s claim to be God and have the power to forgive sins, was blasphemy in the eyes of the Jews. (see Matthew 9:2-6).”
How does the papacy blaspheme Gods’ tabernacle? 2 Thess 2:3.4. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
In the book Great Controversy page 55, “The accession of the Roman Church to power marked the beginning of the Dark Ages. As her power increased, the darkness deepened. Faith was transferred from Christ, the true foundation, to the pope of Rome. Instead of trusting in the Son of God for forgiveness of sins and for eternal salvation, the people looked to the pope, and to the priests and prelates to whom he delegated authority. They were taught that the pope was their earthly mediator and that none could approach God except through him; and further, that he stood in the place of God to them and was therefore to be implicitly obeyed.”
Forgiveness of sins, was transferred from the tabernacle in heaven Heb 8:1.2. Heb 4:14-16., from Christ as our High Priest, to the pope and his priests on earth. This is blasphemy in the eyes of God and the Bible.
Rev 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.
Sct. Bartholomew´s day massacre 24 August, 1572.
The problem with this text is, which period of time are we talking about? The Dark Middle Ages where over 50 million Roman Catholic believers were killed by the papacy or does this refer to a future event as described in Rev 16:12-16 the battle of Armageddon.
In Dan 7:25 It says about the Little Horn (Dan 7:8.24) “He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High.” The papacy at this point of time during the Dark Middle Ages did not have all authority granted to it. However, in Rev 13:7 the papacy had all the authority and power in the world to administer persecutions against the saints of the Most High. Furthermore, the papacy has authority over every tribe, tongue and nation. This the papacy has never had before. Therefore, it is applying to a future event, when the papacy has control over the whole of the world.
The word granted or given is “edothay” in the Greek. This means that the papacy has not the power to make war with the saints without it being given to him from another authority. The first authority is direct from the dragon or Satan. Rev 13:4. Another authority has to come from the ten horns (political authorities of the world) and from the seven heads (religious authorities of the world) before one goes into the war of Armageddon. So this part of the Bible prophecy is yet in the future. It will be fulfilled in Rev 16:12-16 and Rev 17:9-14.
The New World Order
Rev 13:8. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Here is a Bible prophecy yet to be fulfilled in the future. All will be made, to worship in the Roman Catholic Church worldwide. All those who do not have their names written in the book of Life. How do we get our names written in the book of life? By believing in the Lamb of God, who was slain from the foundation of the world. Who is the Lamb of God? John the Baptist pointed to Jesus when he baptized him at the river Jordan. He said “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Joh 1:29. To get our names written in the book of life, we need to believe in Jesus Christ as our own personal savior. Joh 3:16. We need to repent of our sins and be baptized with adult baptism. Acts 2:38. Ask forgiveness of our sins and be born again as new Christians. Joh 3:1-7.This is a personal experience, which can only be achieved through the Holy Spirit. On top of that, we need to practice Christianity by daily keeping all the ten commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Rev 14:12. 12:17
 Tim Dowley, Edit., A Lion Handbook–The History of the Christian Church (Herts, England: Lion Publishing, 1977), 411.
 Ibid, 411-13.
 Ibid, 377.
 Ibid, 521.
 Williston Walker, A History of the Christian Church (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1959), 519-522.
 Francis D. Nichol, Edit., The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, Vol. 7 (Washington D.C.: Review & Herald Pub., 1980), 817.
 William H. Shea, Daniel A Reader´s Guide (Nampa, Idaho: Pacific Press, 2005), 118,
 Don F. Neufeld, Julia Neuffer, Editors., Seventh-day Adventist Bible Students` Source Book Vol 9. (Washington D.C.: Review & Herald Pub., Assoc., 1962), 679.
 Ibid., 680.
 Ibid., 677.
 Ibid., 886.
[12 Ibid., 613.
 Ibid., 614.