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John XVII 1003 {XVI, 16} John XVIII 1003-09 {XVII, 17} John XIX 1024-33 {XVIII, 18} John XXI 1276-77 {XIX, 19} John XXII 1316-34 {XX, 20} John XXIII 1958-63 {XXI, 21} Benedict XI 1303-04 {X, 10} Benedict XII 1334-42 {XI, 11} Benedict XIII 1724-30 {XII, 12} Benedict XIV 1740-58 {XIII, 13} Benedict XV 1914-22 {XIV, 14}

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I encountered an ordinal rule that an antipope has no count, as the number that the antipope had used, is taken by the next legitimate pope who takes that same name.

Thus the count continues unchanged as if there were never any antipopes. This is demonstrated in several papal lines where antipopes have been present.

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Chapter 4

The "Perfect" Truth

Many believe that the alleged papal title; Vicarius Filii Dei, is the interpretation that is intended in the prophecy giving us the number 666. Many also falsely believe that this interpretation is within the established truths and are foundational pillars of the church. The Vicarius Filii Dei calculation was first produced by Andreas Helwig, in the year 1612 A.D.

They are not aware that the whole process, involving the conversion of letters into numbers, is not indicated in the prophecy, but is based upon the footnotes of the Douay Rheims bible which reads; "Six hundred sixty-six. The numeral letters of his name shall make up this number." This error sets up for a whole line of more errors.

The Douay Rheims bible also gives footnotes for Revelation 13:1; "A beast. This first beast with seven heads and ten horns, is probably the whole company of infidels, enemies and persecutors of the people of God, from the beginning to the end of the world. The seven heads are seven kings, that is, seven

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principal kingdoms or empires, which have exercised, or shall exercise, tyrannical power over the people of God; of these, five were then fallen, viz.: the Egyptian, Assyrian, Chaldean, Persian, and Grecian monarchies: one was present, viz., the empire of Rome: and the seventh and chiefest was to come, viz., the great Antichrist and his empire. The ten horns may be understood of ten lesser persecutors."

As I examined the ancient-kingdoms-as-heads theory, I saw that the elements of the interpretation did not match the prophecy. This observation was also noted by George McCready Price in what he wrote before just before his death in 1963:

"For many centuries the Catholic Church has had her own interpretation of this chapter, as will be found in her notes in her Douay Bible. Her theologians, followed closely by the Modernistic critics, have always assumed that the time viewpoint from which the angel's explanation was given to John was the time of the Roman emperors. Accordingly they have always thought they had to bring in Egypt and Assyria to lead off the list of Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece, in order to have five 'kings,' or empires, which at that time had 'fallen,' as stated in verse 10. Pagan, or imperial, Rome was then reigning, and would be No. 6 of the series. Of course the next one, number 7, which at that time had not yet come, would be the horrible Antichrist.

"A number of years ago, before the paradoxical language of this chapter was well understood; even some Adventist writers were deceived by this part of the wine of Babylon. They adopted this Catholic interpretation of this most vital of all the prophecies, probably because they thought they had a clear case for making number 7 of this series a symbol of the great Antichrist. They overlooked the fact that Egypt and Assyria are never once referred to in any of the serial prophecies of Daniel. They also forgot the well known historical fact that the Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel is often called the

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Neo-Babylonian empire, or the second Babylonian empire; because the first career of

Babylon antedated both Egypt and Assyria, going back to the time of Nimrod, soon after the Flood.

"As we shall see in later chapters, the religious factor is vastly more important to the conflict of the ages than is the political, and it is always more the concern of Bible prophecy. This was the case in ancient times. Neither Egypt nor Assyria, though cruel and oppressive, ever exerted anything like the bewitching, seductive, and deceptive influence which, during all the centuries from Nimrod to Belshazzar and long after, the cults and priesthoods centered in 'holy' Babylon exercised over the surrounding nations. A. H. Sayce tells us that from the days of Hammurabi's empire onward Babylon 'continued to be the capital of Babylonia and the holy city of Western Asia.' -Encyc. Brit., 11th ed., Vol. III, p. 98. In fact, both Egypt and Assyria were relatively insignificant in their religious and cultural influence on the rest of the world.

"The advocates of Egypt and Assyria disregarded the plain statement of the prophecy that number 7 of the series would have only a very brief career - 'and when he cometh, he must continue a short space' (verse 10), or 'must remain only a little while' (R.S.V.), or 'his stay must be brief ' (Goodspeed). But everybody knows that the Catholic Church has lasted almost as long as

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all the others put together.

"These are serious objections and indicate that this cannot be the correct interpretation.

"The true view will not involve any denial of facts. We need a sensible, self-consistent interpretation of this chapter, so that we can give intelligently the last gospel message, 'Come out of her, my people.' Revelation 18:4." George McCready Price, The Time of the End, Ch 3.

The Clear Word bible that many use today has also espoused this view because it includes the interpreted note

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"within" the text itself. These specific corruptions of the Sacred Scriptures are deceptions that are directly targeting the prophecies that apply to the very last days, and many are being deceived. EVEN THE ELECT!!

History has already repeated itself here, because many have fallen for the papal title interpretation as being an historic landmark of the faith. It is not. Those who have not been deceived by this part of the wine of Babylon, are deceived by yet another; they have tried to "symbolize" the number away. If the number 666 were symbolic, then the Bible's word that indicates that it is to be a number that is "counted" makes no sense. You cannot count a number that has only a symbolic meaning, and no one has stepped forward to explain how "counting" is symbolic. The papal title interpretation that derives the count of 666 from the words "Vicarius Filii Dei" is not an old landmark that many seem to believe. (see page 117-118).

THE IDENTIFICATION OF A BEAST'S HEAD FROM DANIEL'S PROPHECIES

An example is given in prophecy: in Daniel 7; the leopard beast that has four heads. Alexander the Great ushered in the Grecian empire. His rapid conquest is shown by a fast beast with four wings.

When Alexander died, his kingdom was divided among his four generals; Cassandra, Lysemachus, Ptolemy and Seleucid. Ultimately Grecia was divided into four notable parts. These four heads of the Grecian beast are also Grecian. The Babylonian head was the king of Babylon. Thus it sets forth a very clear principle of interpretation that the heads of a beast, are of a like nature to the beast which they are on. And so are the three other beasts; their heads are the leaders of the kingdom of the beast that they are on. It is a straight conclusion that if the seven heads are the heads "of the beast," then they are

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the heads "of the papacy," then the seven heads must also be papal. By correctly identifying the dragon's seven heads, it is easier to understand the identity of the beast's seven heads. Since the seven headed beast in Revelation 13 is equated to the little horn, then the heads of the dragon cannot be the same as the heads of the beast. In all prophetic examples given that employ the symbols of the beasts and their heads, the known interpretation of their heads have shown that the heads are the leaders, kings, or rulers, of the kingdoms represented by the beast they are on.

The beast has seven heads, and therefore if the papacy is to be the identity of this beast, the papacy then must show seven heads. I think that it is the most straightforward interpretation of this symbol; that the popes are the heads of the papal Church and from among these compose the seven heads of the beast.

The seven heads cannot be the ancient kingdoms that many seem to believe. All but one of these ancient kingdoms have come to their demise long before the "beast" ever arose from the sea. How, I ask, can these ancient kingdoms be the heads of the papal beast? No one has answered that question. To make these ancient kingdoms to be the heads of the beast, requires that the identity of this beast to be changed into being a representative of Satan, and to "remove" it from its "papal" identity.

The leopard-like sea-beast, and its seven heads, is similar to the leopard beast of Daniel; and its four heads. Biblically showing that the four heads of the leopard beast in Daniel 7, are all Grecian heads. Revelation 12 identifies King Herod as the head of the fourth beast. He was a Roman head over the beast of Rome. The Babylonian head is the king of Babylon. This indicates that the seven heads of the papal beast of Revelation 17 are also papal. Note that the beast of Revelation 13 has the body of a leopard, feet of a bear and the mouth of a lion. These are not any of its seven heads.

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The mouth of a lion refers to Babylon, whose symbol in Daniel 7 was the lion. The king Nebuchadnezzar set up a great image on the plain of Dura, and commanded all to bow down to the image on penalty of death. The papacy will do the same thing before the end. It will command that all bow to worship the image of the beast; to honor its false sabbath. Its ten horns will lend their power for one hour with the beast. The mouth of a lion is a "characteristic" of the papacy, of what it will yet do. It does not imply that the "mouth of a lion" that this leopardlike beast has, is an identifier of one of its seven heads.

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Chapter 5

The Dragon of Revelation 12

In Revelation 12, the dragon is shown to have seven heads with seven crowns and ten horns. It also identifies the dragon as Satan, and as Rome.

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. —Revelation 12:1

The twelve stars are interpreted in Genesis 37, where Joseph's dreams employ the same elements of the Sun, Moon and Twelve Stars;

And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made

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obeisance to me. 10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? —Genesis 37:9, 10

The twelve stars present about the woman when she was about to be delivered were the twelve tribes of Israel. This was the heritage of the woman in the days of her child. The Apostles were not yet present at the birth of Christ. (See James 1:1)

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4a. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: —Revelation 12:3, 4a

One third of the angels of heaven were deceived by Satan. These were cast out with the dragon to the earth, after the cross of Christ.

4b And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. —Revelation 12:4b

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Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. —Matthew 2:1, 7, 8, 11, 12, 16

The Bible Identifies the Dragon as Satan, and as Rome

There are many parallels that are seen between the portrayal of the dragon, and the beast. These parallels also serve to identify the dragon's heads and horns. Both the dragon and the beast uprooted three kingdoms in their time. Both are having seven heads and ten horns. Satan is the power behind them, one being his civil power and the other his ecclesiastical

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power. The seven crowns upon the dragon's heads denote his power through these kingdoms represented by his heads, and the ten crowns upon the beast's ten horns, denote the power of the beast at the time of the eighth head, which is given to the beast by the ten horns that come from her harlot daughters in Protestantism, and both join with the civil powers of the dragon in the final battle against God's people.

From all the commentaries I have seen written regarding the seven heads, I find a common error among them; They do not differentiate between the passages of the prophecy regarding the dragon, and the passages of the prophecy regarding the beast, and by mingling these elements of these two prophecies, they always produce error. I have not found this intermingling

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of these prophecies in any part of the Spirit of Prophecy. All of the amalgamating that I have seen in other interpretations, has come from their imbibing of selected "brands" of the "Wine of Babylon." e.g.; Vicarius Filii Dei: 1612 A.D. Vintage, ancient kingdoms as the beast's seven heads: Douay Rheims Vintage.

The 7 heads and 10 horns of the dragon are not the same 7 heads and 10 horns as those that are on the beast. Though they share many common features both have very distinctive features.

It is understood that the nations represented by the dragon's heads, are not popes, but are of the kingdom nations of this earth. Indeed, Satan, in his temptation of Christ in the wilderness, claimed ownership of all the kingdoms of the world as his own; "And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it." (Luke 4:5, 6).

And Christ denied ownership: "My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but

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now is my kingdom not from hence." (John 18:36) The dragon- beast transition of power differs from being a representation of Satan's control as it was through the dragon's heads, (political) but a new investiture in an eleventh horn, that was diverse (ecclesiastical) represented in Revelation as the beast, rounding up all the kingdoms of the earth and putting them under this new beast's control; the "kings of the earth" commit fornication with this beast. The eleventh horn of Daniel 7 rises above the other ten, and subjected all under its power. Thus the dragon persecutes the woman who is represented by Christ's people, through the power that he invested into the papal beast.

The ten horns of Rome had been subjected to the control of the papacy. Satan put his political kingdoms of Rome's ten horns, under the ecclesiastical power of the little eleventh horn.

THE DRAGON OF REVELATION 12 IS THE FOURTH BEAST OF DANIEL 7: ROME

There is an equation in Revelation 12 that Satan is the dragon, and the dragon is equated to Rome. In Daniel's prophecy, the terrible beast, and seventh head since ancient Babylon, had ten horns. And another "little" horn arose among the ten, uprooting three other horns. This "little" eleventh horn of the dragon's seventh head, is the beast of Revelation 13. The eleventh horn emerging from the dragon's seventh head is the beast. And this beast is seen coming up from the sea, also with seven heads and ten horns. The account of the dragon continues

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into Revelation 13, where the dragon gives great power and his seat to the beast. Rome is portrayed as having ten horns. It was three of these ten horns of Rome that the dragon gave up to accomplish the transferring of his seat and power to the beast. The Roman Empire is the dragon, and therefore, Rome's ten horns are the dragon's ten horns.

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The dragon is spoken of during the time before the earth began, and is seen to extend to the remnant of God's people, even until after the Millennium and is cast into hellfire before the New Earth. The beast begins in 140 A.D., and later receives power from the dragon in 538 A. D., and continues to the end. The vision as Daniel shows, depicts a rising little horn, which uproots three other horns of Rome's ten kingdoms.

THE DISTINCTIVE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE DRAGON, THE BEAST AND THEIR 15 HEADS, 21 HORNS, AND 17 CROWNS

The dragon has seven heads that have seven crowns upon them. The beast's seven heads do not have crowns.

The ten horns of the beast have ten crowns and receive power for one hour with the beast at the end. The dragon's ten horns do not have crowns upon them.

The beast's seven heads have on them many names of blasphemy. There are no names of blasphemy written upon the dragon's seven heads.

The dragon has an eleventh little horn that arises after the ten, and destroys three of these horns. This little horn is also the seven headed and ten horned beast of Revelation 13. There is no eleventh horn on the beast.

The beast has after its seven heads, another eighth head that follows after the seven. The dragon does not have an eighth head.

Thus by the distinctions that are made in the differing characteristics of the seven heads of the beast, and the seven heads of the dragon, it shows that the seven heads of the beast are not the same as the seven heads of the dragon.

Daniel 7 depicts the same transfer of power from the dragon to the beast in the outline of the little horn, representing the

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papacy arising from Rome the terrible beast, and plucking three other horns out of their place. THE DRAGON'S SEVEN HEADS AND TEN HORNS

In Daniel 7, there are four beasts, bearing seven heads, and ten horns. Since the dragon has been directly equated with Rome, and the dragon is also said to have seven heads and ten horns, that during the time that the dragon is represented through Rome, it shows that the head of Rome, is the last of the seven heads in Daniel 7. There is not shown another kingdom head after Rome. After Rome collapsed, ten kingdom horns arise from upon its head. The dragon's seven heads were then complete and finished, and the time of the dragon's ten horns began. The ten kingdoms from which rose out of the ashes of Rome are the ten horns of the dragon. The little horn of Daniel 7, arises after these ten horns of Rome, and is part of the subset of the other ten horns of the broken Roman Empire. The papal beast is represented by the little horn of Rome, and Daniel's fourth beast is Rome and is represented as the dragon in Revelation 12. Its identity is marked by the parallel patterns that exist between the dragon and the beast, but these parallel structures are not clues to its being the same things, but that in both they are seen in each their own history.

Revelation 12 reveals that the dragon through Herod, the ruler of Rome, attempted to kill Christ as a child, but after the Crucifixion, Satan receives the promised bruising of his head. This same Rome is the seventh head of the subset of the heads that are shown in Daniel 7.

Rome, as the agent of Satan, exercised authority over the world, and persecuted the people of God. Israel was taken captive by Babylon, continued in captivity after Babylon was taken by Medo-Persia, and still continued in captivity by Rome. After Satan's head is bruised, he then redirects his

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attacks by infiltrating the beast, giving the papacy its seat and great authority. Satan, represented by pagan Rome, is the last of Satan's seven heads, and his ten horns appear after the breakup of Rome. Three of these horns are sacrificed to give place to the papacy. Revelation 12 calls Rome the dragon, and calls the dragon Satan. Thus the equation is given that places the seven heads as seen in Daniel 7, as the seven agent heads of Satan the dragon. The ten horns on the dreadful beast are the ten horns of the dragon.

The prophecy given to the last king of Israel predicted the final end of all earthly kingdoms:

24 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are discovered, so that in all your doings your sins do appear; because,

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I say, that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with the hand.

25 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,

26 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high.

27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.

The dragon's seven heads have seven crowns. These are the crowns of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Grecia and Rome. Seven crowns, seven heads, and the last of these seven heads is Rome bearing ten horns, of which three of these; the Ostrogoths, Vandals and Heruli were uprooted to give the beast its power

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and its seat. Rome, as representing the dragon in Revelation 12, is the time of the dragon as seen in its seventh head. Revelation 12 does not show the dragon at its first head, but is showing it at its seventh head; Rome. The seven heads and ten horns as presented in Daniel 7 are the seven heads and ten horns of the dragon.

Having made the correct identification of the dragon's heads, we are prepared to make the correct identification of the beast's seven heads. It requires that the beast's seven heads be something other than the heads of the dragon, for the beast is a separate entity from the dragon.

Revelation 13 begins with the transition to the new beast from the dragon. Thus the dragon works through the beast in which he has infused with his power. The dragon's dominion is extended further than is the beast's. Thus their bodies, heads and horns are found within their times respectively; the dragon's, from the days of Eden to the end; and the beast's within its timeframe from 140 A.D. to the end.

In the latest commentary by Ranko Stefanovic; "The Revelation of Jesus Christ," published by Andrews University in 2002 it reads;

"However, as William G. Johnsson states, the seven heads of the dragon represent 'the kingdoms through which Satan has worked to oppress God's people throughout the ages.'" "It is significant that the beasts of Daniel 7 have together seven heads and ten horns in total." The Revelation of Jesus Christ, Ranko Stefanovic 2002 p. 404.

"However, while the dragon had the seven crowns on his heads, the beast has ten crowns on his horns. We saw earlier that the seven crowns on the dragon's heads denote Satan's false claim of full authority and power over the world." ibid. p. 404.

If Babylon has one head, and Medo-Persia has one head, and Grecia has four heads and Rome was the terrible beast that

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had one head and ten horns, then you have all of the parts for the prophecy that identifies the dragon as having these seven heads and ten horns. Rome broke into ten parts which are represented as horns, and of which the dragon gave up three of these Roman horns to give its power and a seat to the beast. (Another dragon-beast parallel is shown in this; The dragon's head Medo-Persia is depicted with three ribs in its mouth, having uprooted three kingdoms and the beast has uprooted three of the dragon's ten horns.) This is the Biblical explanation of the heads and horns of the dragon, as it is evidenced within Revelation 12 and 13, which cover the same prophetic details written in Daniel. Both chapters reference Rome. Israel was free, until it was taken captive by Babylon. The crown was then passed to Medo-Persia, then to Grecia, and finally to Rome.

When the papal beast came, power was then transferred from the political agents of Satan, to the religious institution of the papacy.

To say the crown passed means that these were the world powers. The crown is not given to any other world power after Rome. It is also known from the prophecies in Daniel that no other kingdom since Rome, shall ever rule the entire world.

If you align the imagery of Daniel and Revelation placing the little horn with the leopard-like beast, the chronology will show that the papal horn is one of a subset, placed on par with the ten horns of the beast of Rome, and uproots three of them.

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. —Revelation 12:3

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And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. —Revelation 12:9

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. —Revelation 12:17

Satan the dragon is "that old serpent" from Eden, who claims the kingdoms of this earth are his, and that Christ had said are not of His kingdom. Satan is represented as the dragon in John's prophecy, and in John's time, Rome was the dragon's last head. John did not write any explanation of the dragon's seven heads. He wrote from his time, and his prophecy is not a rehash of history, and since the dragon's six previous heads were already history, John only writes from Rome the seventh head of the dragon. The account does not begin by showing the rise of the dragon, with the first of the dragon's seven heads, but is shown from the time of his seventh head Rome. From there, we follow the action of the dragon's ten horns. First, to continue the persecution of the people of God, and then after the eleventh horn arose, he invested the beast with his power. The beast is not one of the dragon's heads; it is the eleventh of the dragon's horns. As much as pagan Rome was in the power of Satan, so also is the beast; Rome had given to the beast his power, and his seat, and great authority.

It is chapter 12 of Revelation that reveals Satan's course through history from the Garden of Eden where he is called

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"that old serpent" to the work of pursuing the remnant of God's people through the kingdoms and governments of this world.

The dragon of Revelation 12:3 is represented by Herod of Rome, and the dragon of Revelation 12:17 is represented by our own government. The dragon thus represented today, comes from its still active horn powers; the political kingdoms of this earth.

13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. —Revelation 12:13, 14 & 17

The dragon is cast to the earth after his place is no longer found in heaven. His role in the death of Christ on the cross, sealed his fate, and his presence was cast out from heaven. His head was wounded, and Rome was doomed to fall. Paul, in writing to God's people in Rome;

And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. —Romans 16:20

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And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. —Genesis 3:15

(Here is another parallel to the beast; the dragon, while Rome was its head, received the head wound. Later, the beast would suffer a wound to one of its heads in 1798.)

The ending of the power of the Roman government in 476 A.D. corresponds to the end of the time of the dragon's seven heads. Then the time of the ten horns of the dragon begins. These would remain until the end of the world at the second coming, as many nations, that are some strong and some weak, never able to be mixed into one. Three of the ten horns of the Roman Empire were plucked up as the dragon gave his seat and great power to the beast. The dragon then employs the newly formed beast to persecute the woman. For 1,260 years, the people of God endured suffering for the Gospel's sake. The means by which the dragon sought to persecute the woman is through the beast, because his face is hidden from the woman during these 1,260 years. History and prophecy show that two heads have suffered a wound; one of the heads of the dragon, and one of the heads of the beast. The head wound of the dragon occurred shortly after the cross of Christ, and the head wound of the beast occurred in 1798.

The seven heads of the dragon are:

1. Babylon

2. Medo-Persia

3. Greece: Cassander

4. Greece: Lysemachus

5. Greece: Ptolemy

6. Greece: Seleucus

7. Rome

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The ten horns of the dragon are:

1. Alemani

2. Franks

3. Burgundians

4. Suevi

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5. Anglo-Saxons

6. Visigoths

7. Lombards

8. Vandals

9. Ostrogoths

10. Heruli

An eleventh little horn arises among these, and uproots three of them;

8. Vandals

9. Ostrogoths

10. Heruli

The list then appeared as;

1. Alemani

2. Franks

3. Burgundians

4. Suevi

5. Anglo-Saxons

6. Visigoths

7. Lombards

8. The Papacy

After the rising of the dragon speaking Two-Horned beast in Revelation 13:11, the number of horns of the dragon are ten again. The second eighth horn of the dragon is the papacy

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who speaks great words against the Most High, (Daniel 7:25) and is represented in Revelation 13 and 17 as the leopard-like sea-beast having seven heads and ten horns. When the serial prophecies of Daniel are merged with Revelation's prophecies, it shows that the dragon's eleventh horn, which makes itself the eighth, is represented in Revelation 13 as the beast that has seven heads and ten horns. These ten horns of the beast in Revelation 13 are not any of those represented on the dragon, and the seven heads of this beast are not from among those belonging to the dragon.

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the references to the seven heads of the beast and the dragon. It became clear that the references in Revelation 12 and 13 have delineated the distinction between these prophecies. The dragon's seven heads are the same as presented in Daniel 7, and the beast's seven heads are the seven papal names from 1798.

After the Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Heruli were removed to make way for the papacy, the dragon then transfers his seat and power to the "beast."

The first reference of seven heads and ten horns is found in Revelation 12:3. John saw "a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads." In verse 9 we are told the identity of the dragon: "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan."

The great red dragon pictured here having seven heads and ten horns represents Satan. Notice the last phrase in verse 3, "and seven crowns upon his heads." A head portrayed wearing a crown conveys a connection with a civil kingly power. The seven crowned heads represent the seven head powers through which Satan would attempt to control the world. Verse 4 identifies the power he worked through during the time period of

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this vision; Rome. Pagan Rome is the last of the crowned heads of the dragon.

And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. —Revelation 12:4

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Revelation is Written as a Chiastic Pattern

The chiastic nature of the book of Revelation is real. It divides Revelation in the middle, and the back half forms an inverted parallel to the front half. There are many interpretations regarding the number 666. But this interpretation presented here, is the only one that reaches across this chiastic link from Revelation 13:18 to Revelation 17:9, and uses all the elements found in these two linked verses. It demonstrates that the same 666 number is reflected in Revelation 17:9-10 as well. In Revelation 13:18, the number 666 is given. In the verse that it is chiastically linked to, additional information is found that relates to this count. It identifies who it is whose number is 666. That same number is derived from the count of the seven mountains and the eighth, thus, the number 666 is also found there. This interpretation is the only one that is endorsed and confirmed by the Bible through its own chiastic structure.

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Emergency Preparedness

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