Let’s pick up the story in Daniel 2: Now in the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar
had dreams; and his spirit was so troubled that his sleep left him. 2 Then the king gave the command to call the
magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came and
stood before the king. 3 And the king said to them, “I have had a dream, and my spirit is anxious to know the
dream.”4 Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream,
and we will give the interpretation.” 5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “My decision is firm: if you
do not make known the dream to me, and its inter pretation, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be
made an ash heap. 6 However, if you tell the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts,
rewards, and great honor. Therefore tell me the dream and its interpretation.” 7 They answered again and said,
“Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will give its interpretation.”8 The king answered and said, “I
know for certain that you would gain time, because you see that my decision is firm: 9 if you do not make known
the dream to me, there is only one decree for you! For you have agreed to speak lying and corrupt words
before me till the time has changed. Therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can give me its
interpretation.” 10 The Chaldeans answered the king, and said, “There is not a man on earth who can tell the
king’s matter; therefore no king, lord, or ruler has ever asked such things of any magician, astrologer, or
Chaldean. 11 It is a difficult thing that the king requests, and there is no other who can tell it to the king except
the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.”
12 For this reason the king was angry and very furious, and gave the command to destroy all the wise men of
Babylon. 13 So the decree went out, and they began killing the wise men; and they sought Daniel and his
companions, to kill them. 14 Then with counsel and wisdom Daniel answered Arioch, the captain of the king’s
guard, who had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon; 15 he answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain,
“Why is the decree from the king so urgent?” Then Arioch made the decision known to Daniel.
16 So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation. 17 Then
Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18
that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions
might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vi
sion. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God
forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. and He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings
and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. 22He
reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him. 3“I thank You and
praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what
we asked of You, for You have made known to us the king’s demand.”
24 Therefore Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon. He went
and said thus to him: “Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon; take me before the king, and I will tell the king
25 Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel before the king, and said thus to him, “I have found a man of the captives
of Judah, who will make known to the king the interpretation.” 16 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose
name was Belteshazzar, “Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen, and its
27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, “The secret which the king has demanded, the wise
men, the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king. 28 But there is a God in
heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days.
Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these: 29 As for you, O king, thoughts came
to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made
known to you what will be. 30 But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more
wisdom than anyone living, but for our sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you may
know the thoughts of your heart.
31 “You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent,
stood before you; and its form was awesome. 32 This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver,
its belly and thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. 34 You watched while a
stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.
35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff
from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone
that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
36 “This is the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king. 37 You, O king, are a king of kings.
For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory; 38 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 this head of gold. 39 But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior
to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. 40 And the fourth kingdom
shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes,
that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. 41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of
potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you
saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the
kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle
with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. 44 And in the
days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom
shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand
forever. 45 Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in
pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great God has made known to the king what
will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.”
The head of gold represented the Babylonian Empire. The shoulders of silver represented the Medo-Persian
Empire. The torso of bronze represented the Greaco-Macedonia Empire begun by Alexander the Great. The
thighs, legs, and feet of iron represented the Roman Empire. The two legs represented the Byzantine Empire
with capitol at Constantinople and the Western Roman Empire with its capitol at Rome. The final Empire
represented by the stone cut out without hands that smote the image on the feet represents the kingdom that
will be set up in the future by God through Jesus Christ that shall rule the earth and shall never be overthrown
There is a parallel prophecy in the vision that Daniel was given in Chapter 7: In the first year of Belshazzar king
of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, telling
the main facts. 2 Daniel spoke, saying, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were
stirring up the Great Sea. 3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other. 4 The
first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the
earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. 5 “And suddenly another
beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And
they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’
6 “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.
7 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. 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. 8 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. 9“I
watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and
the hair of His head was like pure wool.
His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire; 10A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him.
A thousand thousands ministered to Him; Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
The court was seated, and the books were opened. 11 “I watched then because of the sound of the pompous
words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the
burning flame. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were
prolonged for a season and a time. 13
“I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He
came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. 14Then to Him was given dominion and
glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an
which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.
The interpretation of the vision was given beginning in verse 15:
15 “I, Daniel, was grieved in my spirit within my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. 16 I came near to
one of those who stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me and made known to me the
interpretation of these things: 17 ‘Those great beasts, which are four, are four kings which arise out of the
earth. 18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even
forever and ever.’
19 “Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly
dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue
with its feet; 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. 21 “I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and
prevailing against them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of
the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.
23 “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth which shall be different from all
other kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces.24The 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. 25He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, and
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, 26‘but the court shall be seated, and they shall take
away his dominion, to consume and destroy it forever. 27Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of
the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is
an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.’
The fourth beast that has seven heads and ten horns represents the Roman Empire. What seems like a sound
interpolation is the seven heads represent seven revivals of the empire after it was overthrown by the Heruli in
476 AD. The deadly wound was delivered when Rome was overthrown by the Heruli under Odoacer.
John, the friend of Jesus, had similar visions
Two thousand years ago and about seven hundred years after Daniel prophesied, John had visions of the time
of the end of the age. When John had visions the first three governments of Daniel’s visions had already come
and gone. John describes this fourth beast of Daniel in
Revelation 13: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 a blasphemous name. 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. The
dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 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. 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?” 5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and
blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. 6 Then he opened his mouth in
blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 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. 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. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 He who
leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the
patience and the faith of the saints.
The patience of the saints is knowing that every act will have a fitting recompense, and that God will be faithful
in carrying out that compensation.
The Emperor Diocletian
The Emperor Diocletian came to the throne of Rome in 284 AD. When he had settled the warring factions of the
empire, he divided the empire into two parts. The eastern part went from a line from the Danube River to the
Adriatic Sea and included everything eastward as far as the empire extended. That part of the empire was
governed from Byzantium, which later became Constantinople. The western part was governed from Rome.
Thus the division predicted by the two legs of the great image in Daniel 2 was brought about. Diocletian ruled
the eastern part of the empire, and he appointed Maximian to rule the western half. When these two emperors
abdicated in 305, a great deal of conflict occurred.
There was a great persecution of the Christians lasting in the west from 303 to 306, but in the eastern half of
the empire it lasted from 303 t0 316 AD. Constantine I issued an edict in Milan granting freedom of religion to
everyone in the empire. Religious differences among “Christians” were settled in favor of the Bishop of Rome
who held to Sunday worship by the First Council of Nicea in 325 AD by an edict of the emperor.
In 364 AD Valentinian I finally divided the empire again into the eastern and western divisions, which became
permanent in 395 when Acadius took the eastern provinces and Honorius took the western provinces.
A new state religion
Theodosius I, called the Great, Established “Christianity” as the state religion and banned all other religions
from the empire. The Bishop of Rome was recognized as the head of the church. No longer was the emperor to
be worshiped as the representative of the gods. The representative of the gods became the Bishop of Rome.
The seventh day Sabbath was no longer recognized, but Sunday was declared the day of worship. Later the
Greek Orthodox Church established their primate at Constantinople, while the primate of the Roman Catholic
Church remained at Rome.
The empire in the west deteriorated to the point that the barbarian guards of the emperors were able to set up
emperors and depose them almost at will. Practically all that remained of the empire was the peninsula of Italy,
and Odoacer, king of the Heruli in 476, took that; a date recognized as the formal end of the Roman Empire in
the west. The eastern part of the Roman Empire lasted until 1453 AD.
A different kind of beast
The deadly wound on the head of the beast brought about by Odoacer was healed by another beast seen by
John described in Revelation 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. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and
causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He
performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14
And he deceives those who dwell on the earth— by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the
beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and
lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, 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.
Here is a beast that came up in a different manner than the other beasts. They all came from the sea. The sea
is a symbol of the people. Revelation 17: 15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot
sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. The beast that had horns like a lamb and spoke like a
dragon came up out of the earth, so it had a different origin than the other beasts.
The reason that God uses beasts to represent nations is that the nations of the earth act like wild predatory
animals without human feelings of sympathy or empathy. Consider the cruelty of the Third Reich that brought
about World War II. Over six million Jews were murdered. It is estimated that forty to sixty million Russians, and
millions of Slavic people, were starved or killed by the Germans. These atrocities are typical of the actions of the
Roman Empire and other empires ruled over by conquerors.
The beast that came up out of the earth had the horns of a lamb but spoke as a dragon. The lamb is a symbol
of the Messiah of God (see Revelation 5). The dragon is a symbol of Satan (Revelation 12:9). So this beast
represents a government appears like a religion representing the Savior of God but speaks and acts like a
government controlled by Satan, who is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4). In verses 14 and 15 of
Revelation 13 this beast was given power to renew the first beast and healed its deadly wound.
An unholy empire
According to the symbols of this prophecy the Roman Empire would be revived by an organization. The
empire with its head at Rome was hacked time after time by the barbarian tribes coming out of central Europe. It
was finally given a deadly wound by the Heruli under Odoacer. The eastern empire with its head at
Constantinople continued on for several centuries.
In 754 AD Pepin the Short was crowned King of the Franks by Pope Stephen II. His son Charles became King of
the Franks and conquered western Europe and became known as Charles the Great. Or Charlemagne.
Charlemagne, having conquered western Europe, invaded Italy and entered Rome with his army of Franks. He
was crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire on Christmas Day in 800 AD. Thus the Empire of Rome was
reestablished, and the deadly wound delivered in the fifth century was healed. The first of the seven heads of
the resurrected empire came into being. With the death of Charles the Fat in 888 AD, the Empire of the Franks
fell asunder, and the Carolingian Empire disappeared.
Otto I, the Great, after conquering most of western Europe, descended form the Alps with a powerful army., was
acknowledged King of Italy, and was crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire at Rome in 962 AD. Otto
convoked a synod in Saint Peters at which Pope John XII was deposed and Pope Leo VIII gave Otto the right to
veto the election of the Popes that he did not want to reign. Otto the Great named his son emperor in his stead,
and his grandson Otto III was the last of the line to rule the empire. There was one more Saxon, Henry the Saint,
who ruled the empire. So the second head of the Holy Roman Empire came into existence under Otto the Great
and lasted until the reign of Henry the Saint who died in 1024. Thus ended the Saxon rule of the Empire
represented by the beast with seven heads and ten horns.
Enter the Germans
In 1059 Pope Nicolas II, at the instigation of Archdeacon Hildebrand, who later became Pope Gregory VII,
invested the election of the Pope in the College of the Cardinals. Hildebrand, as Gregory II, declared that an
officer of the church could not receive benefice from a layman. This raised the question of feudal investiture of
the clergy. The emperor could no longer give feudal rights of land to the clergy according to the decree. This
brought about a war between the church and the Emperor.
When Frederick Barbarosa came to power in 1152, he had a long struggle with the Papacy. On the death of
Pope Hadrian IV, the College of Cardinals elected as pope Alexander II. Barbarosa took the side of the anti-
pope Victor IV. Frederick surrendered at Legano, Italy, in 1176, but was reconciled to Alexander III at Venice in
1177. The struggle between the Popes and the Emperors ended with the Pope as supreme after the secular
powers had been twice defeated by the ecclesiastical powers.
The House of Hapsburg
After Conradin was defeated and beheaded at Naples in 1268 the Hohenstaufen line of Emperors ended.
Germany became a morass of violence and Europe lay in confusion. The electors in 1273 chose Rudolf, Count
of Hapsburg, as occupant of the Impe rial Throne. When Rudolf’s son Alfred was chosen by the electors as
Emperor of the Roman Empire, Pope Bonifice VIII invited him to Rome to be crowned Emperor, but Alfred never
went. When Henry VII, Count of Luxemburg, was chosen Emperor, he was crowned at Rome by the legates of
Pope Clement V.
The fourth resurrection of the Roman Empire continued until 1792. Leopold II reigned from 1790 to 1792. On
Leopold’s death, Francis II was crowned as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. He was the last of the Hapsburg
line to receive the crown of the empire.
The fifth head of the beast
Napoleon came to power by restoring order to France after the anarchy of the French Revolution. In February
of 1800 he became First Consul of France after a plebiscite ratified a new constitution by a margin of 3,011,002
to 1,562 votes. As general of the French army he consolidated Western Europe including all of Italy and
eastward to the Rhine. He led an expedition to Egypt and took possession of all Egypt for the French. After an
attempt on his life that killed 22 people, Napoleon decided on a rapprochement with Catholic church. This was
attained by the Concordat of July 15, 1801, in which the Catholic Religion was recognized as the religion of
France. The First Consul would nominate the Bishops, and the Pope would give them the spiritual investiture.
The Pope went to Paris and on December 2, 1804, in the Cathedral of Notre Dame Napoleon was crowned
Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. As the Pope was preparing to crown Napoleon, he took the crown from the
Pope’s hands and crowned himself emperor.
After losing more than a half million men in his retreat from Moscow in the winter of 1813, the tides turned and
Napoleon abdicated as the emperor in March of 1814. He was banished to the Isle of Elba. March 1, 1815, he
returned to France, and with his army went out to meet the allies in Belgium. He was defeated at the Battle of
Waterloo, and was exiled to the Island of Saint Helena for the rest of his life. Napoleon died on Saint Helena on
May 5, 1821.
The Holy Roman Empire was to have two more heads, or revivals, before the establishment of the kingdom of
God which will not be overthrown.
A short revival in the Twentieth Century
Benito Mussolini declared the revival of the Holy Roman Empire after he had taken Ethiopia. He came to power
in Italy in 1922. Under Mussolini and Hitler the beast had a short revival in the Twentieth Century. With the
Tripartite Treaty, Germany, Italy, and the Japanese were allied against the rest of the world in the early forties.
Hitler was a direct type of the beast who is yet to come. Mussolini began the Fascist movement in Europe, and
Hitler carried it to its ultimate. From 1933 to 1945 Hitler’s ideas dominated the European mind.
Revelation 17 gives us a picture of the Holy Roman Empire symbolized when the Book of Revelation was
opened in our time. Much of the book could not be understood until the Twentieth Century when weapons of
modern warfare were invented. Revelation 17: Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came
and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many
waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made
drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
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. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and
scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of
abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY,
BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.6 I saw
the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I
marveled with great amazement. 7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of
the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. 8 The beast that
you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on
the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when
they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. 10
There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he
must continue a short time. 11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven,
and is going to perdition.
12“The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have re-ceived no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority
for one hour as kings with the beast 13These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority
to the beast. 14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords
and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and
tongues. 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. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of
one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. 18 And the woman whom
you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”
When the Book of Revelation was finally understood in the Twentieth Century, this was the condition of the
beast. Five heads had already fallen; one head was present at the time; and one revival was yet to come. One
more revival of the beast is yet to come, and the leader of that revival will personify the attitude of the beast
from its beginning. There is a saying because the Romans built roads and buildings, “Where Rome conquered
Rome Built.” But the reverse has been more true, “Where Rome conquered Rome destroyed.”
The seventh head of the Holy Roman Empire
Europe has been prepared and is being prepared for the seventh revival of the Roman Empire. The European
Common Market, and the United States of Europe are organizations that have set Europe up for unification
without the necessity of conquest. In a time of crisis a leader will arise who will finish the process of unification,
which is already underway. Adolph Hitler was a direct type of the leader who is called the Beast in the Book
The ten horns are on the last head of the beast. There will be ten kings or ten kingdoms (today they are called
states) that will coalesce to form the last revival of the Roman Empire. The individual who in Scripture is called
the Beast will be declared the Savior of the world. As Hitler declared that he was bringing a thousand years of
peace to the earth, that ruler will declare that he is bringing in a millennium of peace. As Hitler declared that his
word was law, the new Fuehrer will declare that his word is law. As Hitler said that might makes right the new
leader will worship the god of force.
The woman riding the beast with seven heads indicates that she will have a part in bringing about the last
revival of the Empire. However, the kings will hate the woman, and as there has been a struggle between her
and the secular kings from the inception of the Holy Roman Empire, the struggle will continue. This time the
harlot will be destroyed. Now wouldn't that be something that would deceive the whole world into worshiping the
In 2 Thessalonians 2 the coming of the false savior is described. This is to take place before the Day of the Lord
and the second coming of Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2: Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either
by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 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, 4who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he
sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 5Do you not remember that when I was still
with you I told you these things? 6And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own
time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken
out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His
mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the
working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those
who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason
God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did
not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
These prophesies that proclaim the last resurrection of the beast are as sure to come to pass as the prophesies
shown in symbol and sometimes in detail about all the governments of the world up to our day. These
prophesies were all written between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago. Unless there is a God inspiring the Bible there
is no way that these prophesies could be made.
A scientific proof of a system is: Do all the predictions come to pass? We have seen through a study of history
that the predictions of the Bible have come to pass, and are still coming to pass. There is a God who makes
predictions to prove to the open mind that He exists and that He has the power to bring about what He
predicts will happen in the future. He has had these predictions written down so that you and I will know that the
Bible is His word and a revelation to us. Ψ