Rev. 13

by Ulrike


Then the dragon took his stand one sand of the seashore. And I saw a beast rising out of the sea; having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.

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. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. Rev. 13




Remember the Beasts in Daniel 7 which came out of the sea? This beast in Revelation 13, which also comes out of the sea, is all four of those beasts wrapped into one.

1. A leopard body (Greece);
2. Bear feet (Media Persia),
3. A lion's mouth, (Babylon)
4. The terrible beast (Roman)
These four constitute four of it's heads.
The religious ideas and ideologies of these kingdoms are very much in the thinking patterns of this beast from the sea.

Then there are three more heads-- yet all part of the same beast.
5. The horn with a face in Daniel 7,
6. The wounded head described in Rev. 13 itself,
7. And the restored head of the last days, also described in Rev. 13.

Let's review each head.

The heads on the Revelation 13 beast are:

1. Lion-- the beast speaks the religion of Babylon.

The Babylon Kings, served as both king and priest of the pagan Babylonian Mystery religion. As priests, they bore the title [b]"Pontifex Maximus"[/b] (Baker’s Pocket Dictionary of Religious Terms) or "Supreme Pontiff," meaning "supreme pathfinder" or "bridge maker," representing "the path or connection between this life and the next." Thus we see THE SUPREME HIGH PRIEST OF BABYLON is Pontifex Maximus. 2. Bear-- the beast has the feet of the bear representing Persia Media Persia with it's "infallible laws" and also "death decrees" for God's people. (See the book of Esther)

Medo-Persia claimed that when it made a law, it was unchangable. That meant they believed they could make no mistakes; they were infallible. The Papacy also claims to be infallible.
When a man claims he is infallible, he is claiming to be God- remember how the king of Medo-Persia tried to force people to pray to him? Remember how Namaan wanted everyone to bow to him? Why is it required to first stoop and kiss the Pope's ring ---worshipping him?

3. Leopard representing the body of the beast built on Greek philosophies.

"Christianity started out in Palestine as a fellowship; it moved to Greece and became a philosophy; it moved to Italy and became an institution" (Sam Pascoe, American scholar.) In Popery we find the predominating traits of the Grecian philosophy. The whole soul/spirit/immortality concepts that totally confuse the issues on the nature of man-- come from Grecian philosophy. 4. The Roman head-- Julius Caesar was elected pontifex maximus in 63 BC., picking up the title of SUPREME PRIEST of the pagan gods used in Babylon. Thus, the Roman emperors, like the preceding Babylonian emperors, now served as priests of Babylonian paganism, and bore the title Pontifex Maximus.
In 376 A.D., Emperor Gratian became the first Roman emperor to refuse the idolatrous title of Pontifex Maximus and in 378 A.D., and the Roman Bishop Damasus was elected Pontifex Maximus, becoming the official pagan Babylonian priest.

Popery also accepted the polytheism of ancient Rome, in the gods and goddesses which, under the title of saints, fill up the calendar and crowd the temples of the Romish Church. Here, then, all the old idolatries live over again. Example-- the idol--Jupiter is renamed Peter, and today is minus a toe because so many people have "worshiped" stooped down and kissed it.

The name, "Pontifix Maximus", as well as the name "Rome" were passed on to the Papacy.
Analyse Popery, and you will find all the above ancient systems existing in it. These heads are indeed "grafted" into the papal beast and continue to speak through this beast.

5. The papal head
Which, in Daniel 7 grew out of the Roman beast as a stout horn WITH A FACE AND MOUTH and eyes, it grew out from amongst the ten horns--

The dragon gave him his seat.
There's some interesting history here--

BABYLON--Pontifex Maximus--supreme Priest of pagan gods.
The last king to reign in Babylon was Belshazzar, who celebrated the pagan Babylonian ritual using the sacred Jewish temple vessels which his father King Nebuchadnezzar confiscated from the Jewish temple in 587 B.C.: After the death of Belshazzar in 539 B.C., the Persian Emperor Cyrus conquered Babylon and forced the Babylonian princes to flee to [b]Pergamum.[/b] They continued their reign there as priest-kings of Babylonian paganism.

In 133 B.C., Attalus III, the last Babylonian King to rule in Pergamum, willed his dominions to the Roman Caesar, and the kingdom of Pergamum merged with the Roman Empire along with Satan-Nimrod’s throne and the title "Pontifex Maximus."

Now WHY DO WE CALL this "Satan's Throne"?

Rev. 2:12-13 "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum
write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. "I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is.
Again we see the connection of BABYLON!

And the papacy took over this SEAT--
The Pontefix Maximus-- of the ROMAN Church.
Here we see the build up and ingredients of counterfeit religion that will "deceive" the world. This head reigned for 1260 years.

6. The wounded head
But I saw one of the heads as it was wounded to death.

7. The restored head.

And the two horned beast caused the earth and them which dwell therin to worship the first beast saying let us make an image to the beast...
and caused as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

The beast of Revelation 13:1-11 shows the formation, history and future of the Papal Power.
The dragon has the same heads except that it's sixth head is not wounded.

The scarlet beast of Rev. 17 has the same seven heads as the dragon, it's sixth head is not wounded either, but it also has an eighth which is not really another head at all.

The following chart shows an interesting "mirroring" principle in the seven heads.

Head 4

Imperial Pagan Rome which continues as --

4. Imperial Christian Rome

Head 3.

Greece Leopard body Divides into four which quickly changes to three divisions.

Head 5.

Catholic Church
Body of Leopard (13:2)
Divides into three (16:19)
Orthodox, Roman, Protestant

Head 2.

Media Persia
Two horned ram (8:4,20)
Helps God's people
(Cyrus, in Ezra 1:1-2)
Signs death decree (Esther 3:13)

Head 6.

(Rev. 13's second beast while papal is wounded)
Two horned beast (lamb qualities)
Helps God's people (12:16)
Signs death decree (13:15)

Head 1.

The HEAD of the image (Dan. 2)
Attempts to make whole
image Babylon (Dan. 3)
Forced worship of image
Death for those who don't
Destroyed Jerusalem

Head 7.

An Image of the Beast (13:14-15)
All the world forced to
worship the beast and image (13:15)
Death for those who don't
Speaks with the mouth of lion (first beast)
Attempts to destroy the saints
But this time Babylon is destroyed
and God's people inherit New Jerusalem

The Instigator

There was war in heaven (Rev. 12)
Isaiah 14 The king of Babylon,
Lucifer seeks to set throne
above God's throne
and to sit on the mount of assembly on the heights of the North

An 8th.

The false christ --
the dragon which deceives the whole world (12:9)
and they worship the dragon (13:4)
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