MARK OF THE BEAST
As this subject is so complex, it will take longer to go into
all the ramifications. This is a fascinating subject and there has been much
mistaught about it in the Judeo/Christian churches by ignorant, misguided
There is a reference in Revelation about the fact there comes
a time when everyone must receive the mark of the beast, in his right hand or
forehead. If a person doesn't take this mark, he will neither be able to buy nor
sell etc. Like most important subjects in the Bible, there has been a lot of
utter rot preached about this. The preachers insist in teaching about this
subject, even though they don't know what they are talking about.
The Book of Revelation is entirely symbolic and therefore,
unless we are sure we have the right key to the symbols, we can't possibly get
the correct understanding of what is recorded therein. Before we get down to
this part of it, it is time we understand what the symbols are.
The Bible offers the only key to the symbols used. Many
people undertake to try to decipher the symbolism of the Bible but they go
elsewhere, other than the Bible, for their information. Because of this they are
invariably wrong. Sometimes well meaning people try to figure this puzzle out on
their own but they just aren't able to do it. Sometimes these well meaning
people will take Hindu, Egyptian or other pagan religions, as a starting point,
but they are always wrong. There is only one place where you can get the correct
key to the symbolism of the Bible, out of the Bible itself.
We are going to study about a beast, a very odd beast,
obviously symbolic. Because the Book of Revelation is the last book in the
Bible, we are going to find the answer to our questions in earlier books. The
first place where the Bible is telling about a very closely related beast is in
the Book of Daniel. This is very appropriate as the Book of Daniel is also very
Nebuchadnezzar had a dream and it impressed him so greatly it
woke him up. When Nebuchadnezzar woke up, he found he had forgotten his dream.
He remembered only that the dream was of great importance so it worried him.
This is in Daniel chapter 2.
Then King Nebuchadnezzar called in the wise men to interpret
his dream for him. They told him, "Tell us the dream and we will tell you
the significance." Nebuchadnezzar replied that he had forgotten the dream.
These wise men were just pretending to be wise men, magicians and to have divine
power, so they couldn't even begin to answer the king's questions.
Nebuchadnezzar had them killed instantly. Then Daniel spoke up and said Yahweh
would give him an understanding of the dream, just give him a little time to
think about it. Yahweh did give Daniel an understanding of the dream, so he was
able to give the following interpretation.
First Daniel told the king what the dream was. There was a
great statue or image, which had a head of gold, the breast and arms of silver,
the belly and thighs of brass, the legs were of iron, and the feet were of mixed
iron and clay.
Daniel interpreted the dream saying, "This shows four
successive kingdoms, each of which is going to rule the then known civilized
world in its turn." The head of gold was Babylon under Nebuchadnezzar. The
breast and arms of silver were another kingdom, which would come next and would
be somewhat inferior, in its degree of civilization, to Babylon. This we know
was the Medo-Persian empire. Then Daniel said the belly and thighs of brass
would be yet another kingdom. This was Alexander the Great's short-lived empire.
The fourth empire represented by the iron legs was Rome. There is something in
particular we need to know about this last kingdom, the iron one of Rome,
because it keeps coming up again and again.
Daniel 2:40 tells us, "And the fourth kingdom
shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and subdues all
things: as iron that breaks all these, shall it break in pieces and
bruise." This language is significant because we keep coming back to it.
When Daniel interpreted this vision, the time was pretty
close to 580 B.C., within a few years one way or another. Babylon was under its
greatest king, Nebuchadnezzar, and at the apex of its power and civilization.
Two kings later Babylon came to the end of its greatness, about 538 B.C. The
head of gold was the Babylon Empire in existence at this time, there is no
question about it.
Daniel said the next one, which would come after Babylon, was
the breast and arms, which were made of silver. This was the Medo-Persian
Empire, two arms united in one breast, two kingdoms united in one empire. Media
was the more northwestern of the two; it came to great power first. Later it was
conquered and absorbed by Persia. The united empire, under a Persian king, was
the one, which conquered Babylon.
The Medo-Persian power became very great; it extended from
northwest India and Afghanistan, across the whole Fertile Crescent. These
nations extended in a great arch, north of the Arabian desert, from the head of
the Persian Gulf, on up through Iraq and Iran, as these countries are called
today. It also included the Babylonian and Assyrian empires, over into Syria and
down the coast through Palestine. It also took in a good deal of Asia Minor,
which is called Turkey today. They even conquered and ruled Egypt for a time.
Starting this tremendous rise, with the conquest of Babylon,
about 538 B.C., this empire ruled all the important parts of the known civilized
world at that time, until Alexander the Great between 334 B.C. and 331 B. C.
At this time the Greeks had a very high and cultured
civilization. However, they had one fatal weakness, they could never get along
among themselves. The various Greek cities were like independent nations, so
they were always fighting among themselves for dominance. In their bitter
warfare, whoever was losing a war was always ready to call in somebody else as
an ally, to keep from losing. When they called in a powerful nation to help, it
simply meant that not only did this ally conquer their opponent they also
swallowed them up. This is exactly what happened.
In some of their bitter internal warfare, some of the Greeks
called in the Macedonians to their aid. Alexander had a very well trained and
brilliantly commanded army. There are two men in all of history who stand out as
generals of ability beyond any others. One of these generals is Alexander the
Great and the other is Hannibal of Carthage. It is perhaps a toss up as to which
one was more brilliant, from a military point of view.
Under Alexander's leadership, the Macedonian army was
irresistible. Alexander simply conquered and took over the various Greek cities
and incorporated them into his fledgling empire. Then Alexander went out looking
for more worlds to conquer. He conquered Asia Minor, Syria and Palestine by 332
B.C. He conquered the Tigris-Euphrates valleys by 331 B.C. These countries made
up the old Assyrian and Babylonian empires. Alexander went on to conquer
Media-Persia, which was then called Bactria, and today is called Afghanistan.
These are located just outside of India; just north of the famous Khyber Pass it
is the gateway to India.
Alexander also went down into northern India, conquering a
considerable area there. All the then known civilized world from Greece to
India, was incorporated into his one empire. Before his death, Alexander was
mooning around, worrying because there were no more worlds left for him to
conquer. He was a brilliant general, but this is all you can say for him. He was
a debauched drunkard and he finally died in Babylon, of his dissipation, in 323
Alexander had built nothing. He conquered nations and as an
individual he ruled them. When Alexander died, there was nothing to hold his
empire together. His empire broke up exactly as had been prophesied in Daniel.
The prophecy foretold that Alexander's kingdom would be divided to the four
winds of heaven and not to his posterity. The four leading generals, under
Alexander, each took over approximately a quarter of the empire where they were.
In a very few years, between 334 B.C. and 323 B.C.,, this enormous empire was
built and fell apart.
We have Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Alexander's empire. The
last of this series of empires that was prophesied by Daniel, is Rome. The city
of Rome itself was founded in 753 B.C., according to Roman tradition. The
republic of Rome was organized about 500 B.C. and with the organization of the
republic, began its expansion into a tremendous empire. Macedonia, Greece and
Egypt were incorporated into the Roman empire in 168 B.C.. From there the Romans
moved on into western Asia Minor, north Africa, Syria, Palestine and then into a
great portion of western Europe.
The frontiers of the Roman empire were the Atlantic Ocean,
Irish Sea, the south border of Scotland, North Sea, Rhine river, Danube river,
Black Sea, Caucasus mountains, through Armenia to the middle of ancient
Babylonia, Arabian desert, Red Sea, Nubia, Sahara desert and the Morocco
mountains. These were the areas Rome conquered and ruled.
The image had two legs, so the Roman Empire broke into two
parts. It was divided into a western and eastern Roman empire about 283 A.D. The
capital of the eastern portion of the empire, was set up in what had been called
Byzantium. Then it was rebuilt, modernized, made into a tremendous city by
Constantine, and had its name changed to Constantinople. This remained the
capital of the eastern half of the Roman Empire.
While it still claimed to be the capital of the Roman empire,
it is generally spoken of as the Byzantine empire, from the old and well known
name of Byzantium, for its capital city. The western portion of the empire,
which was gradually losing its hold on Europe, had its capital part of the time
in Rome, the rest of the time the capital was in Ravenna, Italy. The Visigoths
changed this in 410 A.D. The Visigoths were Israel people.
Under the pressure of the invading Visigoths, the Romans
pulled the last of their legions of soldiers out of Britain, bringing them home
for the defense of Rome in 408 A.D.. The Visigoth invaders had come into
northern Italy but had not yet taken the city of Rome. Then the Romans bought
off the Visigoths with a big money bribe. By 410 A.D., the Visigoths had spent
the money so they took the city of Rome, looted it and smashed everything.
Thereafter there was merely a theoretical pretense of any further Roman empire
existing in the west.
However, the Romans, who were a wily people, suggested to the
Visigoths that there was some wonderful lands which had been a part of the old
Roman empire. Basically the Romans told the Visigoths, "There is some
beautiful fertile country over in Spain, why don't you go and move there? We
will give it to you, just don't stay here." This seemed like a good idea to
the Visigoths. Centuries of misrule, under the Roman emperors, had reduced Italy
to such a stage of poverty and general falling apart, there wasn't much worth
staying there for anyway.
The Visigoths moved out across southern France, through the
Pyrenees and into Spain. From sometime before 420 A.D., until the Moorish
conquest in 711 A.D., the Visigoths were the dominant people in Spain. The
Visigoths didn't exterminate all the previous inhabitants of Spain; in fact,
some of the previous inhabitants of Spain were Israel people. The Vandals, a
tribe which had moved down to Spain from southern Scandinavia, were already
there and they weren't driven out immediately. The Vandals weren't very numerous
and later they moved into North Africa. They were absorbed into the Arab/Moorish
Empire and became extinct.
In Spain and Portugal the Visigoths were now ruling and they
were definitely an Israel people. Then the Jews which were among them opened the
gates and helped the Moors to conquer Spain. Contrary to what is taught by many
people, the Moors were an Arab people, not Negroes. Thereafter there was much
pollution of the Israel blood in Spain, which invariable happens when Israel
people are overrun by non-Israel invaders. This never happened in northern
Europe and for this reason the Scandinavian people are today of pure Israel
stock. You cannot say of Spain, Portugal or Italy that as a nation they are
Israel, because they aren't, there are too many other non-Israel races there.
But you can say that among them are many who are definitely of Israel ancestry.
The Western Roman Empire came to its end; all pretenses of
being an empire were abandoned by 476 A.D. The eastern or Byzantine half of the
Roman empire was reduced to Asia Minor and the Balkan states, by Moslem power by
650 A.D.. The Turks captured most of Asia Minor by 1074 A.D.
Between 1204 A.D. and 1260 A.D., the so called Latin empire
of Constantinople, made up of the troops of the fourth crusade and the republic
of Venice, ruled briefly over the remaining territory. However, the old
Byzantine empire was restored, at least in theory, actually governing nothing
but Constantinople and its suburbs, in the middle 1260s A.D.. The last trace of
it disappeared with the capture of Constantinople, by the Turks, in 1453 A.D.
The first of these visions of Daniel, this series of four
great world empires, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Alexander of Macedon and Rome, was
given in the vision of the great statute, the image of the four different
metals. This is extremely important because the great bulk of recorded history
is covered by this series of empires. This information was given to Daniel in a
different vision. For this vision we will go to Daniel chapter 7, for
this is where we start learning about these remarkable beasts.
Daniel saw this vision himself; it wasn't from
Nebuchadnezzar's dream. Daniel saw four great beasts come up from the sea,
diverse from one another. The sea, as used in the Bible, is symbolic of Israel
people. Out of the great mass of non-Israel people, there are four different,
The first beast was like a lion and had eagle's wings. Daniel
7:4 tells us, "I beheld, till the wings thereof were plucked, and it
was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon its feet like a man, and a
man's heart was given to it."
The word man in this particular sentence is the
Chaldean word enash, which is derived from the same root as the Hebrew
word enosh. Enosh distinguishes the non-Adamic people from the Adamic.
Wherever the Adamic people are mentioned, the Hebrew word Adam is used.
There is also the word ish, which simply means a male person of any race.
This is used sometimes in referring to Adamic people. Wherever the word enosh
is used, it is speaking of non-Israel people and it is speaking in a rather
By mentioning this Chaldean word enash, we should
remember that the Book of Daniel is written partly in Hebrew and partly in
Aramaic. The portions of the book that pertain to non-Israelite people are
written in the much more widely used Aramaic language. Aramaic was spoken
everywhere, from southern Babylonia on up through the Fertile Crescent, through
Assyria and Syria. Aramaic was spoken everywhere in western Asia, other than in
the earlier days in Palestine when the related, but not quite identical, Hebrew
language was used.
Daniel's vision of the first of these beasts that came out of
the sea was like a lion. The lion was made to stand erect on its hind feet like
an enosh man, and was given the heart of an enosh man.
Daniel 7:6-7 tells us, "And behold another beast,
a second, like a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and had three ribs
in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said unto it, Arise, devour
much flesh. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had on
the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast also had four heads; and dominion
was given to it. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth
beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron
teeth: it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of
it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten
Remember what was said about the fourth Roman Empire, the
iron kingdom in Daniel 2:40. "The fourth kingdom shall be strong as
iron: forasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and subdues all these things: as iron
that breaks all these, shall break in pieces and bruise."
Here again this beast had iron teeth, was terribly strong, it
devoured and broke in pieces and stamped upon the residue with its feet. It was
diverse from all the beasts that were before it. Here again is a vision of the
same succession of empires. Again it is making it clear that this was Rome, by a
similarity of certain identifying features and the symbolism. Then the angel
explained to Daniel the meaning of this vision. The angel told Daniel that they
were four great beasts; these beasts are four kings, which shall arise out of
Daniel 7:19 records what Daniel then said. "Then
I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the
others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass;
which devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet."
The first kingdom was like a lion, in the vision of the great
statue. It was the head, which was of gold, superior to the others in its degree
of culture. The lion being the most powerful of the great beasts, represented
Rome, and was a great military power with a high civilization, but they had only
the characteristics of the enosh. Rome lacked the spiritual capacity that the
people of Israel had, in spite of all their faults.
The second kingdom was like a bear; it raised itself up on
one side. This was the Medo-Persian Empire, originally Media, north of Persia
proper. This was the leading kingdom during the first stage of this empire. As
they expanded westward, they first shattered with a sword the empire of Assyria.
Assyria was north of Babylon and this was done under the dominance of Media.
Then Persia gained the dominant position, so it raised itself
up on one side. Media and Persia were not equal; they were the unequal powers of
two kingdoms in one. The Bible also tells us there were three ribs in its mouth.
The Medo-Persian Empire conquered and absorbed three great empires, Assyria,
Babylon and Egypt, identification here is unmistakable.
The third empire, the third beast that came up out of the sea
of these enosh people, was like a leopard. Certainly they couldn't have used a
better symbol, with the leopard's swift striking ability and its terrible power.
Daniel records this third beast had four wings and four heads, while it was
still a single empire under Alexander. Alexander's empire had the seed of this
break up into four parts, and dominion was given to it.
Alexander conquered all the territory the previous empires
had ruled. He conquered and occupied Egypt, and then he went on to take over all
that the empires of Assyria, Babylon and Medo-Persia had ruled, including
portions of northern India.
Finally there was the fourth beast, a beast that was
dreadful, terrible, and exceedingly strong and would devour the whole earth.
This was Rome, it covered all the then known world, all that was civilized
enough to be known at that time, all but the eastern most portion of the earlier
empires. Rome didn't penetrate into Afghanistan, or as it was called then,
Bactria, but Rome had everything west of that.
Rome also had what the other empires had never conquered, all
of Europe except Germany. Rome also had North Africa, but was excluded from all
the principal lands then occupied by the people of Israel. It overran England
because the Israel people were as yet very few in number; the bulk of the Israel
people had not as yet come into England. There was just a tiny handful of Israel
there, before the withdrawal of the Roman legions.
Daniel 2:40 records this beast would break in pieces
and devour all things. "The fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron:
forasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and subdues all things: as iron that breaks
all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise."
Then Daniel said this fourth beast was diverse, or different,
from all those who went before it, and it were. Rome had originated as a
republic. While republics were known in Greece before this time, they were small
cities they were not great empires. This is the first time in all history, there
was a republic rising to the power of a conquering empire.
As a kingdom, Rome kept its identity in force after the death
of even its most powerful leaders. Other republics tended to weaken and
sometimes-even break up, when a great and powerful leader died. In Rome there
was a continuity of the empire as such, for many centuries.
This next vision obviously concerns the same four empires.
Now there is a tie-in with the Book of Revelation, because there are these four
beasts rising out of the sea. As we shall note, when we get to the Book of
Revelation where John was given a vision, it was one beast, which rose out of
the sea. But, the one beast combined in itself the characteristics of the first
four. Obviously there is a connection there, which cannot be overlooked.
By way of more confirmation of this order of beasts, Daniel
8:3-8 records he was given another vision of a ram and a goat. "Then I
lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and behold, there stood before the river a ram
which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the
other, and the higher came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward and
northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was
there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will,
and became great.
And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the
west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat
had a notable horn between his eyes. And he came to the ram that had two horns,
which I had seen standing before the river, and ran into him in the fury of his
power. And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with anger
against him, and broke his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand
before him, but he cast him down to the ground and stamped upon him: and there
was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand. Therefore the he goat waxed
very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came
up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven." The angel then gives
Daniel the explanation of this vision.
Remember, this hadn't happened as yet as it was a prophecy
for the future. This is while Babylon was still at the apex of its power. Then
in Daniel 8:20-22 the angel says, "The ram which thou sawest having
two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of
Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. Now that
being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of
the nation, but not in his power."
This was written some time around 550 B.C. or 545 B.C., and
the fall of Babylon didn't come until about 538 B.C. So it was two centuries
before the rise of Alexander the Great. Again note the accuracy of prophecy. The
ram had two horns, Media and Persia, both were high but one was higher and the
higher one came up last. Persia was the one that came to power later, absorbing
Media. Concerning the rough goat, the cultured Greeks despised all Macedonians
as being barbarians. The Greeks also despised everybody else in the world as
being barbarians. They recognized only two classes of people, Greeks and
The Greeks looked down on the Macedonians, perhaps more than
some of the others, because these people were a rough, tough bunch. "And
when he was strong, the great horn was broken." Alexander died at the very
height of his power in 323 B.C.
In the earlier vision of the four beasts that came out of the
sea, Alexander had been compared there to a leopard. The following quote comes
from "The History of the Nations", published by P.F. Collier and Sons.
"Alexander was one of the generals who won by rapid strokes and daring
expedience. His long marches were perhaps the most characteristic part of his
career. Urged on by him, his army seemed to be able to annihilate time and
space. The rapidity of their movement was almost incredible. He was on the spot
when his enemies believed him still to be hundreds of miles away, and when he
once arrived, Alexander had an eagle eye for seizing the moment to strike. He
hardly ever made a mistake. His attacks, however reckless, succeeded to a
Alexander is compared to a leopard, which is not a large
animal. However, the leopard is extremely fast and it makes its attacks in just
this way. "Four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his
power." All the members of the family of Alexander were assassinated in the
struggle for power.
Egypt was taken over by Alexander's general Ptolemy I.
Thrace. The old Macedonia and Greece were taken over by Lysimachus. Syria and
Asia Minor went to Antigonus, Cappadocia and Paphlagonia, which were eastern
turkey and the areas inland to the south of it, went to Eumenes. And it says,
"...not in his power", it wasn't an orderly division of Alexander's
empire. Each quarter was simply seized by the local commander by his own
independent act. The accuracy of Daniel's vision is beyond any question. Now we
are beginning to get into what the symbolism of what these prophecies mean.
Let's turn now to Revelation 12:1-5. "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: and she being with
child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared
another wonder in heaven; and behold a great dragon, having seven heads and ten
horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the
stars of heaven, and he did cast them to earth: and the dragon stood before the
woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was
born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod
of iron: and her child was caught up unto Yahweh, and to his throne."
This woman is unquestionably Israel, because here is a
repetition of Joseph's dream. Genesis 37:9-11 records, "And he
dreamed yet another dream, and told to his brethren, and said, Behold, I have
dreamed a dream more; and behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made
obeisance to me. And he told 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? And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the
The sun and the moon obviously represented Joseph's father
Israel, and his mother. The eleven stars were Joseph's brothers, Joseph being
the twelfth. Now we have a woman clothed with the sun with the moon under her
feet. Upon her head is a crown of twelve stars, unmistakably identifying Israel.
Then we read in Revelation 12:2 that the woman was about to give birth to
a child. It then continues in Revelation 12:5 that this child was to rule
all nations with a rod of iron. This was the child who was caught up to the
throne of Yahweh.
Of course this child, who was to rule all nations, is
unquestionably Yahshua. Yahshua was born of Israel of the tribe of Judah, as far
as the flesh was concerned. So far as ruling all nations, we read the following
in Revelation 19:11,15-16. "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a
white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in
righteousness he doth judge and make war. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp
sword, that with it he should smite the nations and he shall rule them with a
rod of iron: and the wrath of Almighty Yahweh. And he has on his vesture and on
his thigh a name written, King of Kings."
As to being caught up to the throne of Yahweh, in Hebrews
12:2 it says, "Looking unto Yahshua the author and finisher of our
faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising
shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of Yahweh." As
Yahshua says in Revelation 3:21, "To him that overcometh will I
grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with
my Father in his throne."
Now we are getting some more tying in with Daniel. The dragon
that stood before the woman, ready to devour her child as soon as it was born,
had seven heads and ten horns. Daniel's fourth beast, which was the Roman
Empire, had ten horns. The dragon is Satan. Here we have the tie in emphasizing
the satanic character of the Roman Empire.
Remember what this empire degenerated into, under the
emperors. In Rome's early days under the republic, they produced some men of
stern and great character, although even at that stage, their morals had decayed
pretty badly. Under the emperors it reach the point where it couldn't have
gotten any worse, about like Hollywood today, plus more murders.
Satanism is the unifying theme, which runs through all of
this, showing its origin. The dragon stood before the woman to devour her son.
Herod, the Edomite Jew, tried to murder the infant Yahshua, and in Matthew
chapter 2 we are told about this. In Bethlehem Herod slaughtered all the
male children up to the age of two, just to make sure he wouldn't fail to murder
the right one. So you see, if you ever needed it, this is further confirmation
of the satanic origin and character of the Jews.
Let's now get back to Revelation chapter 13, where we
are beginning to come to the beasts. John tells us, "I stood upon the sand
of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea..." Remember now, this
beast is coming up out of the great mass of the non Israel enosh people, a beast
having seven heads and ten horns. What did the dragon have? He had seven heads
and ten horns; the dragon is always representative of Satan. "And upon his
horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which
I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his
mouth as the mouth of a lion."
This designates one beast, but has the composite
characteristics of the earlier ones, whereas each of these had originally been,
in its turn, a world power. Now there was something, which would succeed them,
which would take in all of these previous empires, all with the same satanic
Revelation 13:1-8 instructs us, "And the dragon
gave him his power and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads
as it were wounded unto death; and his deathly wound was healed: and all the
world wondered after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon which gave power
unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast saying, Who is like unto the beast?
Who is liable to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth
speaking great things and blasphemies: and power was given unto him to continue
forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against Yahweh, to
blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it
was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power
was given to him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell
upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of
life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
It is interesting to note some of the symbolism here. We are
dealing with something smaller than worldwide conditions; we are dealing with a
single kingdom. Rivers are often used to symbolize a mass of people. Assyria and
Egypt especially have been thus symbolized. In Revelation 12:15, speaking
of the woman who was persecuted by the dragon, it says, "And the serpent
cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her
to be carried away of the flood." This refers to the flood like invasion of
the Huns under Attila, in the middle 400s A.D.
Some of the people of Israel, on their march from the
southern end of the Caspian Sea, came up around the eastern side of the Caspian
Sea, others came up around the western side of it, through the Caucasus
mountains. North of the Caspian Sea, these Israel people joined forces again.
Then they moved along the eastern side of the Black Sea, crossed the Crimean
peninsula, found the Danube valley, and started going northwest up into Europe.
It took them right across the path taken by the invading Mongolian Huns,
commanded by Attila.
Satan was trying to stop Israel from reaching their new
homelands. The frightful numbers of these Huns, had they remained in the path of
Israel, could have literally overrun and exterminated them, or at least swept
them up in the mass of people and mongrelized them. But Yahweh wouldn't allow
this to happen. Yahweh had promised in Isaiah 43:2, "When thou
passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they
shall not overflow thee."
When this flood of the Huns came, to intercept and carry
Israel away, Yahweh held the Huns back until the people of Israel had passed
their path on their way into Europe. The very southern most portion of Israel
was still in the path of the invading Huns, but the rest of them had moved
north, on up into Germany and on to the Scandinavian Peninsula.
The tribes of the Goths were being driven westward. They came
in the southern portion and were in the path of Attila's invasion, so they were
driven westward before it. The Visigoths, also known as the west Goths, starting
from where they had been in Hungary, moved on across into northern Italy, and
sacked the city of Rome. Although there were probably a few stragglers left, the
greatest bulk of them moved on into the territory now known as Spain and settled
Then almost a generation later, as the flood of the Huns was
now coming in snapping at their heels, the Ostrogoths, also known as the east
Goths, split up. Some of them moved north, clear to the shores of the Baltic,
where they formed northeastern Germany. Part of them went westward into northern
Italy and remained there. In northern Italy they set up a Gothic kingdom that
lasted for some years, although eventually they were overthrown. The ruling
Goths were overthrown but the people remained there. Today in northern Italy we
can find tall, blond, blue-eyed people who are in no way related racially to the
short, swarthy people of southern Italy and Sicily. These blond people are what
remains of that Gothic invasion.
In firmly tying down our interpretation of the significance
of water as being symbolic, Revelation 13:1,15 shows that the Bible is
consistent in it symbolism. It is being used the same in the Book of Revelation
as it was in the Old Testament. John said, "And there came the seven angels
which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither, I
will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters.
And he said to me, the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sits, are
peoples and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."
Out of the sea, this conglomerate mass of all the non-Israel
people, rises this composite beast. This has in one beast, the identifying
characteristics of all four of the beasts, that Daniel saw in his vision. The
ten horns show this is satanic and they also show it is a continuation of the
Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was the fourth beast of Daniel's vision.
John then says, recorded in Revelation 13:3, "I
saw one of his heads as it were wounded unto death, and his deadly wound was
healed: and all the world wondered after the beast." The head of the
western Roman empire was wounded by the Visigoths in 41 A.D.. It seemed it was
wounded unto death because they not only took away everything that had been
under Roman domination in this area, but the Visigoths captured and looted the
city of Rome itself. Rome was attacked by the Vandals in 455 A.D., and the
Ostrogoths in 493 A.D. Then Theodoric, the king of the Ostrogoths, made himself
king of all Italy.
Rome had now changed from a military and political capital to
a religious capital. Rome was of no serious military or political importance
after about 400 A.D.. The capital of the empire, in a political sense, had been
moved to Byzantinium (Constantinople) in 330 A.D.. Here was one head of the
beast wounded unto death.
The following events had occurred in the meantime. The
Emperor Constantine had issued his edict of toleration of Christianity in the
year 313 A.D. Before this time, paganism was the leading power in Rome. The
emperors were deified and worshiped as gods, along with all the other gods such
as Jupiter, Mars, Venus, etc.
Christianity eventually became an officially recognized and
tax supported religion. At the same time Constantine took upon himself the title
of Pontifex Maximus of Jupiter. Just how much of a Christian Constantine was, is
something that is open to considerable debate. He put up statues of pagan gods
in Rome, all of this after he had issued his edict of tolerance toward
Christianity in 313 A.D. In 324 A.D., this Pontifex Maximus, this chief priest
of Jupiter, presided over the Christian Council of Nicaea.
There was a great deal of division among the early
Christians. Some of them believed there were three gods, Father, Son and Holy
ghost but somehow they were still one. They thought it was a big mystery because
they had no understanding of it at all. The other group of Christians believed
in only one God. Some of this even goes on to this day and age.
The people were quarreling bitterly about this difference in
belief and the Council of Nicaea was called at the demand of Constantine.
Constantine told the two warring factions of Christianity, they had to stop
fighting about this issue. He forced them to go to the council, which was to
settle this problem.
It so happened that at this Council of Nicaea, the
Trinitarians outnumbered the believers in one God. On the basis of one-man one
vote, the Trinitarians won. Christianity should have been a monotheistic
religion, but this vote changes the course of Christian history. They continued
to have a polytheism of three gods, who in some unknown way, constituted one
In 330 A.D., Constantine moved his capitol to Constantinople,
and on his deathbed in 337 A.D., he was baptized as a Christian. Up to about 376
A.D., the Roman senate had a statue of Victory, at the opening of each session,
where they burned incense to this goddess of victory.
The rise to power of the bishops of Rome began when Pope Leo
the Great, persuaded Attila the Hun to accept a huge money bribe to leave,
instead of capturing and looting the city of Rome in 452 A.D. The emperor
offered this bribe. By the middle 700s A.D., Rome was really governed by the
This head had been wounded as it were unto death, but
Charlemagne revived the empire in Europe. He was king of Gaul (France), and then
he conquered and made himself master of Italy and practically all of Germany, as
well as his own country Gaul. Charlemagne conquered and ruled part of Spain, as
well as some islands in the Mediterranean. He became an emperor by his own
ability, but in the city of Rome, he was crowned emperor of the Romans, by Pope
Leo III. This was the first time that an emperor had ever been crowned by a
pope. This is the basis for the Catholic claim that the pope has the right to
ruler ship over kings.
Charlemagne was in Rome for a celebration of his taking over
all of Italy. While he was there, the pope came with a crown in his hands, put
it on Charlemagne's head and said, "I crown you emperor of the
Romans." As far as Charlemagne was concerned, why quarrel about this action
of the pope he already was emperor. If the pope wanted to recognize him as such,
this was all right.
However, the church has claimed this authority ever since
that time. Charlemagne ruled as emperor of Rome until 810 A.D.. Even though
there was no longer a Roman empire by this time, but it was still called an
empire. After Charlemagne was crowned emperor by the pope, it was called the
Holy Roman Empire. The holy was added because now the pope claimed the power to
create and depose kings, as a divine prerogative.
So the deadly wound was healed. Remember what is recorded in Revelation
13:4, "...worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and
they worshiped the beast, saying, who is like unto the beast? Who is able to
make war with him?" Charlemagne overran the Saxon people of Germany, the
Visigoth people of Spain (both of these groups of people were Israelites), as
well as the various turbulent people of Italy, he was victorious everywhere.
However, by 888 A.D. his dynasty fizzled out. Whereas the founder of this
dynasty was Charles the Great, the last two emperors were known as Charles the
Bald and Charles the Fat thus came the end.
In the absence of a strong emperor, Italy especially was torn
by constant warfare between the various petty princes and independent cities.
Anybody who could conquer a village of 400 people set himself up as a duke and
aspired to conquer a neighboring village of a few hundred people and become an
emperor. This caused an utterly intolerable chaos, as these people were
constantly fighting among themselves. They could never live at peace in their
If the petty ruler wasn't drafting the people into his army,
to try to conquer a village 20 miles away, the ruler of the village 20 miles
away was trying to conquer their city. These poor people were in desperate need
of some strong authority, to put down all this chaos. So they worshiped the
beast, as it was written. Whatever city was getting the worst of it always
appealed to some other, more powerful king for rescue. The rescue always meant
you were absorbed into the kingdom of the rescuer.
While the empire lasted, it was the emperor's policy not to
allow any of these petty kings to grow strong enough to unify Italy. Both during
the times when there was an emperor ruling, and in the intervals between, the
popes exerted all their influence to the same effect. The popes already ruled
the towns in central Italy that were given to them by earlier kings, and they
wanted to extend their power. Charlemagne's dynasty came to an end in 888 A.D.
After about a century of chaos, the Italians called on Otho
I, king of Germany, to come and rescue them. The Hungarians at this time were
devastating Lombardy in the north and the Saracens from Africa, who ruled
Sicily, were seeking to take over southern Italy.
After making two expeditions into Italy to restore order,
Otho I was crowned emperor of Italy by Pope John XII, in 962 A.D.. This new
emperor was the German king and the new empire continued to be called the Holy
Roman Empire until 1806 A.D.
After speaking of this strange composite beast, with the
characteristics of all four beasts that Daniel had seen rising out of the sea,
John continues in Revelation 13:11-12, "And I beheld another beast
coming up out of the earth and he had two horns as a lamb, and he spoke as a
dragon. And he exercised all the power of the first beast before him, and caused
the earth and them which dwell thereon to worship the first beast, whose deadly
wound was healed." Remember, the first beast came up out of the sea, but
this one came out of the earth.
This next beast had two horns like a lamb but spoke as a
dragon, this is the papacy. The papacy came up out of the earth, not out of the
sea. In the many times the words earth and world have been used
symbolically in the Bible, it always refers to the so-called prophetic earth or
world. They were the areas near the Mediterranean Sea and contained the nations,
which were covered by these earlier prophecies.
When the earlier prophets talked about the whole world, they
weren't talking about Germany, Scandinavia, China or the American continent.
None of these areas came into contact with the people, which made up the
Nebuchadnezzar had another dream about a tree, which
symbolized himself in his greatness, before his period of madness. What he told
Daniel is recorded in Daniel chapter 4. "I saw, and behold a tree in
the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was
strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the
end of all the earth."
Nebuchadnezzar was an important figure in all the prophetic
world of his day. The prophetic world extended from the Tigris and Euphrates
valleys, west to the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. This tree was chopped
down, though the roots were left in the earth, and there was a band of brass and
of iron put around the stump. The tree symbolized, not the entire Babylonian
empire, but only Nebuchadnezzar himself. He went through his period of madness,
to remind him he wasn't as important as he though he was. The words, all the
earth, which occur in his dream of a tree, refer only to the area of his
prophetic world, the area of his dominion.
The Asiatic empire had passed away; the development of power
was now in the Roman Empire. This now symbolically constituted the earth at the
time of John's vision.
The second beast had two horns like a lamb. The pope adopted
the title "Vicarious Filii Deus", meaning a substitute for the Son of
God. Vicarious means one who acts as a substitute in the absence of another. The
pope said, "Yes, I am a substitute for the Son of God." Our motto is,
original and only genuine one, accept no substitute!
The pope claims two horns like a lamb. He always claims he
exercises all the power of Yahshua, and he can forgive sins, or can condemn
people to hell. He tries to adopt the outward appearance of a lamb, but he
speaks as a dragon. His power has been exercised in the interests of Satanism.
The pope has taken over the office of Pontifex Maximus, who was the chief priest
of Jupiter; there is no mistaking this. As the Book of Revelation records, he
exercises all the power of the first beast before him.
The pope claimed the power to confer the empire upon kings,
and to depose them. He wouldn't crown Frederick Barbarossa, who reigned from
1152 A.D. until 1189 A.D., until Frederick swore he would conduct a crusade to
recover Jerusalem. When Frederick led his army on the crusade, papal troops
proceeded to steal some of his territory and added it to the papal estates. The
pope excommunicated and deposed Frederick II in the year 1245 A.D.
Having horns like a lamb, but speaking as a dragon, the pope
is exercising the power of the first beast. There is a period in which the head
of the composite beast has been wounded as to death, but the deadly wound was
healed. In the meantime there came a second beast that had horns like a lamb but
spoke as a dragon, and took and exercised the power of the first beast before
Now we are beginning to find out something about this
symbolic beast, which is in the process of getting such power over the earth. It
is going to reach a stage where it says, none might borrow nor sell save he that
has the mark of the beast.
As we have learned, the pope had assumed the power to make or
break kings, to confer kingdoms on whomever they pleased and to take them away.
So it was recorded, this little horn plucked up three of the other horns.
Something of this sort did happen.
The pope excommunicated and deposed Henry IV, king of Germany
in 1076 A.D.. In 1245 A.D., the pope excommunicated and deposed Emperor
In Revelation 13:1 we start getting to the larger
picture of things. "I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise
up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns..." Later, when we get
into the seventeenth chapter, it tells us this beast was scarlet in color, which
again ties in with the dragon, which had seven heads and ten horns.
"I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise
up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten
crowns...and the beast was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of
a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion." Remember, in general the sea
is symbolic of the non-Israel enosh people. Here were the characteristics
of all of the four beasts that Daniel saw. The lion, bear, leopard and this odd
beast that had seven heads and ten horns. All these were now combined into a
single beast. Daniel saw these beasts as the four empires coming into power
John was shown these beasts were nothing but successive
manifestations of the same power, which manipulated these kings as mere pawns in
the game. These empires were themselves only a part of something much larger
than themselves. And it says, "...the dragon gave him his power, and his
seat, and great authority."
This beast was definitely satanic, and that is the system,
which has antedated all these empires, it was in existence earlier. As in the
case of pagan Rome, there wasn't anything different when another of the same
stripe succeeded one of these degenerate emperors. It was still a manifestation
of the same evil power, just under a different man on the throne.
Then in Revelation 17:7-11 John records the vision he
received of this scarlet beast, with the woman riding on the beast. John was
somewhat astonished at these unexplained visions he saw, wondering just what
they meant. Then an angel came to explain it to him. "And the angel said
unto me, wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman,
and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns. The
beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend
out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition... and here is the mind, which
has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And
they are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet
come; and when he comes, he must continue a short space. And that which was,
and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into
John wrote this book of Revelation around 94 A.D., this is
about as close as we can date these writings. There is a possible leeway of two
or three years before and perhaps four or five years afterwards, so this date is
as near as we can get.
When we compare this with Daniel, we are getting into more
information than Daniel had. Daniel's vision concerned only four empires. In
John's vision we are told there are seven empires, five of which have already
fallen, they have had their day and are gone. The Roman empire, which was the
fourth, was then just getting to its height of power, so this would be number
What are these empires, which were great in their day and
have gone but nevertheless are part of this satanic system? There are two
choices; my choice for number one is Egypt. Sayce, a very respectable writer,
chooses Nimrod's empire, the early Babylonian empire. I don't agree with him for
the following reason. The Bible only goes into any particular detail about those
subjects, which in their day had contact and influenced the people of Israel.
There is no mention whatsoever of the great kingdom of China,
which was a vast empire. China covered an enormous continent, which goes back
thousands of years and isn't even mentioned in the Bible. There is no mention of
the very respectable, in material ways though pagan and evil, civilizations of
the Aztecs and the Incas, on this continent. No mention was made of these
civilizations because they didn't come in contact with Israel.
Neither Cain's original empire nor Nimrod's empire affected
Israel. Therefore, I would say the identification of either one of these empires
as number one, is liable to be correct. I believe that Egypt is number one of
the series of empires. Daniel didn't have this empire because Egypt had already
passed its peak.
Somewhere around 775 B.C., Egypt was overrun and conquered by
Negroes from the south. These Negroes held Egypt for about 75 years. In this
short time, Egypt became the mulatto country it is today and all of Egypt's
greatness disappeared. Egypt was thereafter kicked around by whatever military
adventurer came along with something in the way of an army, and it ceased to be
of any consequence.
Daniel was writing in the middle 500s B.C. This was 150 years
after Egypt finally threw off the Negro occupation, but they couldn't get rid of
the Negro blood they had absorbed. This is why Daniel didn't have a vision of
Egypt. The Assyrian empire was overthrown and destroyed, Nineveh was conquered
in 612 B.C.. Remember, Daniel wasn't writing this until the mid 500s B.C. The
Egyptian and the Assyrian empires had already come and gone, when Daniel was
having his visions.
Egypt is the first of these five empires that have already
fallen when John was recording his visions. Then came Assyria, which is number
two. Number three is Babylon, four is Medo-Persia, five is the empire of
Alexander the Great, and all of these had come and gone. As the angel said to
John, "...there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is...". This
was Rome, and includes the four Daniel saw.
Daniel's prophecy was entirely a prophecy of the future. The
vision covered no review of past history. Even his look into the future only
brought him to the beginning of the Christian era, it didn't carry on beyond
that. John was now taking up with the beginning of the Christian era; he
received the visions concerning everything from then on.
Concerning this strange beast with the seven heads and the
ten crowns, John said in Revelation 13:3, "And I saw one of his
heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the
world wondered after the beast."
When we were studying the Roman Empire, we learned that it
was split in two. This corresponds to the two iron legs of the image that
Nebuchadnezzar saw in his vision. There was the old Western Roman Empire, whose
capital most of the time remained in Rome, the rest of the time it was moved to
Ravenna. Most of the time the city of Rome remained the seat of administrative
authority for the Western Roman Empire. This was when Rome ruled Gaul, Spain's
north African territory, and a small part of the Balkans, the part that would
correspond to modern Austria today.
The eastern portion of the empire, with its capital city
never moving from Constantinople (modern Istanbul), took over the eastern
portion of the Balkans, Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, and before long Egypt was
added to this group of countries.
The power of the western part of the empire was fading out,
as it experienced a series of defeats. The Israelite people, the Visigoths,
captured and looted the city of Rome in 410 A.D.. Then after a short time, the
Visigoths moved on across southern France and the Pyrenees into Spain, where
they established themselves. They were not the only people living in Spain at
this time. However, the Visigoths were the dominant ruling people from then on,
until the Moorish conquest in 711 A.D.. The Moors were Arabs.
Rome was captured and looted by the Vandals in 455 A.D.. It
was again conquered by the Ostrogoths in 493 A.D. Rome had reached the end of
its power some time before the Ostrogoths came along.
The Romans had degenerated to the point where this formerly
great military power, which had conquered the then known world, could no longer
defend itself. The only way they could hope to fight off their enemies, was to
hire German mercenaries to defend them. Odoacer was the German general in charge
of these mercenary troops. He finally became tired of the trifling interference
from the dissolute and incompetent Roman emperor, so Odoacer deposed him from
the throne. In general, historians say that the Western Roman Empire came to its
end at this time.
Here was one of the heads of these seven heads, wounded
apparently to death, and yet John is told itís deadly wound was healed. This
wound being healed consisted of setting up the so-called Holy Roman Empire, when
Charlemagne was crowned emperor of the Romans in 800 A.D.
The rise of the power of the papacy really began before the
total extinction of the Roman Empire. In 452 A.D., pope Leo the Great, acting as
intermediary, persuaded Attila the Hun to spare Rome by paying a huge ransom
which the empire had raised. This is where the popes began showing an influence
greater than the emperor. By the middle 700s A.D., the pope really had a
thoroughly firm grasp of the power over Rome. The Roman Empire had collapsed
completely. The dominion of the pope was a matter of ruling the city and the
suburbs around it. Then when Charlemagne came in and took over Italy, he was
crowned emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III in 800 A.D.. Charlemagne
personally continued to rule until his death in 810 A.D.
As we learned earlier there was chaos, with the empire being
broken up into petty little kingdoms, continually at war with each other. The
Hungarians were devastating Lombardy in the north and the Saracens, who had
conquered, occupied and ruled Sicily, were invading and conquering southern
Italy. There was such anarchy that as John was told, they worshiped the beast,
the powerful beast that had ruled them with tyranny, but at least with firmness.
Remember, the Germans were called in to help restore order
and eventually Otto I, king of Germany, was crowned emperor of Rome by Pope John
From this time on, the Holy Roman Empire continued without a
break, at least in its paper existence. A German king always ruled it, although
for about the last century and a half of its existence, it was in the hands of
the Hapsburg family, who settled in Austria as their basic domain. Austria was
completely German in its population; it was one of the Germanic kingdoms.
The Holy Roman Empire had no actual power from about 1648
A.D. The title itself was formally claimed by one of these kings each time,
until it was formally abandoned in 1806 A.D.
So the deadly wound was healed, and the people within the
realm worshiped the dragon which gave power to the beast. "...And they
worshiped the beast saying, who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war
with him?" To be rescued from the constant warfare of their petty princes,
they set up a bitter tyranny. They decided this was too big for any of the
little local, ambitious leaders to make war with.
The way it was described to John in the middle 90s A.D.,
worked out as prophesied. This is the cynical view of it, which is actually a
correct one. If you wish to credit it with what idealism there may have been in
the minds of some of them, you can say they had the dream of a united and
Christian Europe, powerful enough to suppress all this scramble for power among
these little petty princes.
In those days, for lack of competition, when you say
Christian you would mean Catholic, because the Reformation hadn't started as
yet. Basically it was the worship of plain, blunt power. The utter
tyranny that went with it, the utter dissolute character of the ruling class,
was accepted as just part of the price of having somebody with enough power to
rule with an iron fist and put down the disorder.
Let's now learn what the angel continued to tell John.
"The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the
bottomless pit, and go into perdition." We have already learned that of six
out of the seven kings, five have fallen and the sixth which was Rome, existed
at that time. Then the angel told John the other is not yet come. Something
after the end of the sixth empire, which was Rome, constitutes the seventh head,
the seventh empire.
These churches that have been following the tradition that
you have to blame everything, including the weather, on the Catholic Church, are
trying to put the Catholic Church into the position of being this seventh head.
Never, at any time, were the papal estates more than a tiny little area in
central Italy. They were petty kingdoms among many petty kingdoms.
Then these supposedly learned clergy have tried to say it is
a revival of the Roman empire, that is coming back to rule for three and a half
years. When Mussolini came to power in Italy, it was said he was going to
conquer the entire world and rule it for three and a half years. Then there was
sudden silence on this subject when Germany had to step in to rescue Mussolini
and his Italian kingdom, from being conquered and destroyed by the Greeks. If
your clergyman has taught this to you, the odds are a million to one he is
wrong. John was told, "...the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he
must continue a short space."
This seventh head is in a class with the first six. It can't
be a revival of the Roman Empire, because the Roman head of this is the one that
had the deadly wound and yet was healed. Rome had its day and was gone it was
number six. The angel didn't tell John that head number six is killed off, and
then along comes head number seven. There isn't one of these heads that can fit
into the picture in this way. Head number six was the Roman Empire, to be
succeeded by another and the seventh had to be of a like kind.
Definitely no man can understand this book out of mere human
cleverness. Any man, who can say he was the first one to stumble on the correct
explanation of some of these visions, is likely to be wrong. You could literally
pack this room from wall to wall, with the books that have been written trying
to explain the Book of Revelation. Without exception, they are all partly wrong
and many are totally wrong. Some of them have understood portions of Revelation
correctly, but they usually slip up somewhere.
I did find one thing that I wasn't able to find in the many
books I looked into. There is a big empire that was important and satanic in its
nature. It was exactly on a par with the empire that went before it, and it has
been completely overlooked. Remember reading about a man name Napoleon
Napoleon was commissioned an officer in the French army in
1785 A.D. After the French communist revolution of 1793 A.D., Napoleon continued
in the army and rose rapidly, because of his brilliant successes in battle. The
incompetent revolutionary government got themselves into one mess after another.
Their failures were the same failures the communist governments have gotten
themselves into at the present time. At that time there wasn't a wealthy United
States, governed by traitors, to bail them out of their troubles, like the
communists have today.
The communists were at the point of collapse, by their gross
incompetence in governing France. They were then overthrown by a sudden
revolution, a coup d'etat in 1799 A.D. A new government was set up; to be headed
by a ruler called a consul. A consul wasn't just somebody who got you out of
jail in a foreign country, as it is today. A consul was an important person
under the Romans.
Napoleon was appointed the first consul in 1799 A.D. By 1802
A.D., he was voted the office of consul for life. Then in 1804 A.D. he decided
to stop fiddling around with formalities, that didn't mean anything, and he had
himself proclaimed emperor of France. Then the pope decided to get into the act.
The old Holy Roman Empire had fizzled out completely.
Napoleon had already defeated a number of the kingdoms that were part of the
main strength of the empire. The pope was going to crown Napoleon again. The
thinking was if the pope crowned Napoleon, they could claim he got the empire
from them. They conferred it so they could take it back, thus having control
over Napoleon. Napoleon was too smart for them and would have nothing to do with
being crowned by the pope. He walked up, seized the crown out of the popeís
hands, and with his own hands, placed it on his own head. Napoleon had arrived
at this place in history, by his own efforts, and he was letting the world know
it. On December 2, 1804, Napoleon crowned himself emperor.
Napoleon then set out to establish a complete European
empire. In 1805 A.D. he took over Italy and was proclaimed king of Italy. The
same year Napoleon defeated Austria, and the following year the king of Austria
formally abandoned the title of emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1806 A.D.
Napoleon defeated Prussia. In 1807 A.D. Napoleon defeated Russia and made the
Russians cede some territory to him. In 1898 A.D., he defeated Sweden.
This left no nation opposing him except England. The only
nations, on the continent of Europe, which had undertaken to oppose him were
defeated and conquered. Only England maintained a hostile attitude. Napoleon was
now the master of the entire continent of Europe. He then began placing his
various relatives on the thrones over Spain, Holland, Sweden, etc.
In 1809 A.D. Napoleon annexed to his territory the Papal
States. When Pope Pius VII excommunicated him for this, Napoleon threw him into
prison until the pope signed a treaty recognizing the conquest of the Papal
States and that they were part of Napoleon's territory.
Thereafter the pope was reduced to only religious leadership,
without any political power. At this time the Russians were getting tired of the
terrible conditions prevailing in their country and were starting to rebel,
ready to make war. In June of 1812, Napoleon began his invasion of Russia. He
started out with his grand army; the largest ever raised in Europe up to that
time, 500,000 men drawn from all the nations of Europe that he had conquered.
Napoleon marched into Russia and captured Moscow on September 14, 1812.
The success of Napoleon in war was due to the fact that he
had studied the tactics of the two greatest commanders before him, Alexander the
Great and Hannibal. Napoleon didn't rely on supplies sent from home, a system
which had never worked out satisfactorily. The politicians at home could never
be relied on to keep the army supplied, they would much rather embezzle all the
local money than spend any of it on supplies for the army. Supplies from home
were always a case of too little, too late. So these great commanders, and the
armies they commanded, simply lived off the lands they had conquered.
These armies didn't have all the elaborate machinery to
supply. These soldiers didn't need guns and ammunition; their weapon was the
sword. As long as the army was fed, this was all the supplies they needed. The
armies plundered the countries they went through and stole their wealth to take
home. Anything in the way of money was prized, because in those days money was
in the form of gold. No matter whose picture was on the money, it was always
valued for the gold.
The important plunder was food. The army stole enough food to
keep themselves fed. Napoleon learned how to do this early in his career, when
he was an officer under the communist government of France. The people at home
never sent the army enough supplies to keep Napoleon's army in the field, so he
plundered the conquered territories of whatever food was needed. Napoleon had
his soldiers so enthusiastic over his leadership, they were willing to really
put forth some effort, so they marched with terrific speed.
One of the secrets of success in war, is to get to your
destination before your enemy is ready to meet you. Hannibal, Alexander and
Napoleon did this. Napoleon's troops would make tremendous forced marches as
much as forty miles in one day. This was marching on foot every step of the way.
Several days before the enemy had their forces ready to meet him, Napoleon's
armies were already in position. Such troops as were mustered to oppose him,
were easily routed.
Having been so successful with this tactic Napoleon decided
he would conquer Russia the same way. He had crossed all of Europe and was now
proceeding deep into Russia. Any supplies from France had hundreds of miles to
go. France might be loyal enough to Napoleon to support him, but why should the
conquered people of Austria and Hungary, and the other conquered nations, feel a
particular need to help him remain in power and conquer new territories?
The eastern portion of Europe, even before Napoleon got to
Russia, was hostile territory for his supplies to travel through, then he moved
into Russia. Napoleon whipped the Russian armies every time he caught up with
them. However, as they retreated, they adopted a scorched earth policy by
burning everything, leaving no food for Napoleon's advancing army. The cities
and towns were burned, leaving nothing but desolation behind the Russian army.
Napoleon captured Moscow on September 14, 1812; all but a
tiny fraction of the population had already fled before he got there. On
September 15th, fires broke out all over the city, far too many to be put out.
From September 15th to the 19th, Moscow was in flames and the whole city was
Napoleon had expected to make Moscow his winter headquarters.
His soldiers would sleep comfortably in warm, well-heated houses and feed nicely
on the food supplies of the Russians. Now there were no houses and no food and
the terrible Russian winter was coming on. Napoleon had to turn back.
He was stubborn and held on for a month. It was October 19th
before he started his retreat. Napoleon had gotten back into European territory
when, early in December, he no longer tried to remain with his retreating army.
He went on ahead to see what he could salvage in France. Out of the 500,000 men
that he took into Russia, 400,000 were killed. The retreat finally brought back
about 100,000 starved and tattered scarecrows out of 500,000 strong, healthy men
Napoleon had led into Russia.
A loser has no friends or allies. The nations Napoleon had
conquered when he was winning wouldn't stay with him now. These nations joined
with England to overthrow Napoleon. When he got back to France, his efforts to
stop this alliance with England were of no effect. On April 12, 1814, Napoleon
abdicated. He was banished to the little island of Elba, a small mountainous
island off the coast of central Italy. If he wanted to play at being a king
there, no one would object. Napoleon was given the title of King of Elba, much
as you might name somebody as emperor of Tiajuana.
However, there was no one competent to take over in France in
his absence. He thought he saw a chance to get his kingdom back. On March 1,
1815, he and a small party of his followers landed in France. So far as loyalty
of his followers was concerned, the old magic was still there. The troops that
were sent to seize and arrest him, came up to where he was. Napoleon stepped out
in front of his party and said, "If there is any one of you that wants to
kill your emperor, here I am."
The troops greeted him with tremendous enthusiasm, joined his
group of followers, and started back to retake France. But it didn't work, his
whole attempt at a come back lasted approximately one hundred days. In the
campaign that was waged around Waterloo, he was defeated and crushed in the
middle of June 1815.
Remember about the seventh head. "...The other (seventh
head) is not yet come (in John's day); and when he comes he must continue in a
short space." Remember we have commented on what a brief time Alexander the
Great's empire lasted. Starting out as king of Macedonia in 336 B.C., his empire
lasted until 332 B.C. this is only thirteen years. So Alexander fits the
prophecy perfectly. Here was a tremendous empire, which ruled nearly all the
civilized world in its day. He certainly ruled nearly all the territories that
were ruled in Europe by the preceding empires. The manner of the rule was as
wicked as the preceding empires. It was just a plain brutal, tyrannical force,
enduring only a short time.
Continuing on to our own time, all of the seven heads are now
past, but there was to be an eighth head. The angel said the beast himself is
the eighth head and is of the seventh, of the same character. There must be
another great empire where the beast is bigger and mightier than all of his
heads put together. The king of a single city or nation ruled each of these
seven world empires these are the heads. But the eighth beast is much greater
than this. It is not of a single nation, so it is not the revival of the Roman
Empire for three and a half years.
Let's try to identify this eighth beast. John was told it had
existed in the past. The beast was, but in John's day it is not.
What is there that corresponds with this that would have been a world empire on
a greater scale than any one of these heads? What about Satan's original, total
world empire, the system Adam was sent here to overthrow? This is the original
The dragon is obviously Satan because the Bible calls him dragon
and serpent. The dragon gave the beast his power and authority. The beast
itself was Satan's total world rule that had ceased to be. In John's day, the
first century of the Christian era, the sixth out of these seven world empires
was in control. There were to be only seven.
The great red dragon of John's vision had seven heads and
seven crowns. Seven world empires were all that Satan had any authority to give.
Remember also what Satan told Yahshua, when he was trying to tempt him.
"Look at all these kingdoms of the world. If you will worship me, I will
give you all these kingdoms because they are all mine to give to whom I
please." If you will recall, Yahshua didn't say this wasn't true. He
accepted it as a correct statement for the time when it was made. But Yahshua
told Satan, "Get thee behind me: it is written, Thou shalt not tempt
When we come to Daniel's vision, his fourth beast the Roman
Empire had only one head. It had ten horns on that one head and ten crowns. When
we get to John's vision in the book of Revelation, there were seven heads and
ten horns, but it doesn't say they were all on one head. But, since this ties in
so closely with Daniel's vision, undoubtedly these ten horns were part of the
Roman Empire, so they were relatively minor. The crowns that Daniel saw weren't
as important as the crowns John saw, and recorded.
The beast that is larger than any of these previous empires
and of the same character as the seven heads had existed before John's time. It
was before the seven heads started, but it was not in power during John's time.
This beast was to return to power as a universal world empire, not just a few
nations clustered around the Mediterranean Sea.
The United Nations is the only thing in all history that will
begin to fit the prophecies. The United Nations fits the prophecy perfectly. It
is tyrannical, brutal, and satanic as any of the others. In the United Nations
headquarters in New York, the only concession they make in recognizing the
existence of any god is a stone idol of the pagan god Zeus, standing in the
lobby. The name of Yahshua cannot be mentioned in any of its sessions, for fear
of offending any of the various pagan nations, or the Jews who run the whole
show. The United Nations is definitely satanic, utterly tyrannical wherever it
has obtained any power and is absolutely brutal in enforcing this power.
In Revelation 13:11-14 we read about something else.
John relates, "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and
he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he exercises all the
power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell
therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he does
great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the
sight of men, and deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those
miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast."
Undoubtedly the papacy is at least a phase of this, because
fake miracles have long been the papacy's stock-in-trade. You have heard how
many churches where one of their stone idols of the Virgin Mary, weeps from time
to time. There are others where they have the blood of Saint Whosis, which
liquifies on certain days of the year etc. It had two horns like a lamb and it
claims to be the successor to Yahshua. The Catholic Church speaks as a dragon
and certainly has introduced many satanic doctrines. It ruled by satanic
corruption and evil through the centuries, so the papacy fits a portion of this
This picture is so large we can't blame everything on the
Catholic Church, just as we can't blame everything that ever happened on the
Medo-Persian Empire. The Medo-Persian empire was a passing phase of this and for
a time it carried out the satanic purpose of rule over many nations. We also
can't say that every-thing wrong that ever happened or will ever happen is the
fault of Alexander the Great. He was simply one of the cogs in the machine. The
same is true of the papacy; it is one of the cogs in the total satanic machine.
Notice in the book of Revelation, particularly when we get to
the eighteenth chapter, it tells about the final fall of great Babylon. It
doesn't say a word about religion or religious corruption, what it tells about
is the economic phase of it. During the early periods of the Roman Empire, the
military/political phase of the great Babylonian system ruled the world. During
the middle ages, the religious phase of the great Babylonian system ruled the
world. When we get out of the middle ages and into our age, around the beginning
of the 1700s, the financial and economic phase of the Babylonian system rules
the world. They are all part of the same system.
We don't defend the erroneous doctrines of the Catholic
Church, or defend its utterly murderous career over many centuries. The papacy
sanctioned the brutal murder of several million Christian martyrs, far more than
pagan Rome ever did, even so we can't blame all the evils on the Catholic
Church. The Catholic Church is only a portion of the evils of this system. Just
as today many protestant churches are being taken over and used by this satanic
system, as part of their method to corrupt and destroy us. Look at the way
communism is taking over the Methodist church.
Revelation 13:11-14 tells us, "And I beheld
another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and
he spoke as a dragon. And he exercises all the power of the first beast before
him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first
beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he does great wonders, so that he
makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceives
them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power
to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that
they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did
This second beast is as much a satanic manifestation, and is
much larger than any of these small individual kingdoms. It is part of the
complete satanic kingdom, and while it has corrupted and used the Catholic
Church in part, the second beast, just like the first, is far larger than the
Catholic Church. Revelation 13:15-17 records, "And he had power to
give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both
speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should
be killed. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and
bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no
man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or
the number of his name."
The Catholic Church can't complete the role of this second
beast, any more than the first. The description doesn't fit the papacy. While
the papacy undoubtedly created the Holy Roman Empire, this wasn't the image of
the beast, this was just the healing of the deadly wound of one of the heads.
The Catholic Church didn't create the United Nations. It was the same satanic
power that corrupts and uses the papacy, which also corrupts and uses our own
government, in the creation of the United Nations.
The satanic power then demanded that an image of the first
beast be created, not just an image of the Roman Empire. The first beast was
Satan's total rule, and the United Nations was created to be an image of that,
to be a total world rule over all nations. It had the power to make the image of
the beast speak the various resolutions and conventions of the United Nations.
When it speaks these various commands that the nations are obligated to follow,
"...and causes that as many as would not worship the image of the beast
should be killed." This has partially gone into effect.
Do you remember what was done in Katanga on the breakup of
the Congo? When satanic powers compelled Belgium to turn these cannibal savages
loose in the Congo, none of them had shown any ability to govern. Yet, the
entire Congo was turned loose with these cannibals running it. Many of them had
never even learned to wear shoes, much less run a nation.
There was only one part of the Congo that showed signs of
stabilization and keeping some semblance of civilization. When most of the Congo
was breaking down into anarchy and cannibalism, the only place there was any
order was Katanga, the province that was under the leadership of Moise Tshombe.
So what did the United Nations do? The United Nations sent in U.N. troops,
largely from Sweden and Ireland, for a brutal attack on Katanga overthrowing
Tshombe's government. The U.N. air force also bombed well-marked hospitals. All
the atrocities that Germany was falsely accused of doing during the wars, was
actually done by the United Nations army in Katanga, and somehow they got praise
for doing this.
Now what is the United Nations trying to do in Rhodesia and
South Africa? The U.N. has already passed resolutions commanding the British to
send in an army there. They want the white government in Rhodesia to be
overthrown by force and put the cannibals in power. As we know, Britain is
corrupted today, to a degree equal to Rome at its worst, so they may attack
Rhodesia. Similar threats have been made against South Africa.
Rhodesia may have had Negroes there before the white man came
but, don't let anybody tell you the falsehood that the white man went in and
took South Africa away from the Negroes, because he didn't. There wasn't
a single Negro in South Africa when the white man came in and settled there.
There were a very small handful of widely scattered, purely nomadic bushmen
there, of a low sub human type, something like the Australian bushmen, but no
The white man settled South Africa and began developing it,
laying out their farms, etc.. They were prospecting, mining and improving the
country before the first Negroes drifted in from the north.
Then Negro tribes began coming in and they ate the bushmen.
It is doubtful if there is one survivor of the bushmen now, not because of the
white man, but because the cannibals ate them. All the Negroes are recent
arrivals in South Africa, who came into a white man's country. South Africa was
never the home of the Negro. It is the white man that should tell the blacks to
go home and not the other way around. The white man was in South Africa before
the whites came to America. Nevertheless the United Nations is trying to
overthrow white civilization there, as it is everywhere else.
There is another point to consider, "...that no man
might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the
number of his name." This is already going into effect; to the extent they
have had the power.
Remember what the United Nations has done to Rhodesia! They
have already, by resolution, commanded all nations to completely boycott
Rhodesia. Nations are neither to buy any of Rhodesia's products for export nor
sell Rhodesia anything. Our own traitors in Washington are going along with this
order, as is England.
The only country that is selling any supplies to Rhodesia is
South Africa. Perhaps a little trickle is coming in from the eastern African
Portuguese territory of Mozambique. The rest of the white nations are going
along with this boycott, as part of this beast organization, the United Nations.
It was the Jews, dominating the rest of the world, who set up
the strangulation boycott against Germany before World War II. The Jews are
setting it up now, to do the same thing to Rhodesia. When a boycott alone isn't
successful, they follow it up with a war. So now, none may be able to buy or
sell, save those who have the mark of the beast.
In John's day, slaves were marked with either branding or
tattooing. Soldiers of some armies were also tattooed with a mark, so if they
deserted they would be easy to find and capture. Sometimes the brand was put on
the forehead, so everybody could easily see it, or sometimes it was put on the
hand. This mark was a simple thing to use as a symbol here, but it is more than
just the following of an ancient custom. This mark on the forehead, symbolizes
the control over the products of the mind. The mark on the hand symbolizes
control over the products of our physical work.
How are they going to accomplish giving us the mark of the
beast? The traitors in our government have already brought us to a point where
our money system is ready for a collapse. We have already read in the newspapers
some of the trial balloons they have sent up. There have been releases of
statements, by various public officials, that there is a need for a worldwide
United Nations money system. So far we haven't fallen for that scam and let's
hope we never do. The collapse hasn't swept our money into worthlessness yet. We
aren't interested in getting worthless Congolese money, from the United Nations,
in place of our money.
This United Nation's money is to supersede all national
currencies. The money manipulators are going to bring about the internal
collapse of our money system, which they can do very easily. There is no money
of intrinsic value anymore. The last 90% silver coins were minted in 1964, since
then our coins have only been an imitation of silver. Read Babylon's Money, for
Anytime the Federal Reserve Bank decides to cause an economic
collapse, they can do so very easily. This bank is federal in name only, it is
privately owned the by international Jewish bankers. There is less than one
percent of the amount of money that any recognized principle requires us to have
to carry on our transactions, all the rest of business is conducted on bank
When this collapse happens, which I believe is inevitable,
then the powers that be will say that now the United States will have to accept
the world money system of the United Nations. This money has already been
printed and is right at hand to be issued.
Is this a solution? No, it is a bigger disaster than before.
Who decides how much U.N. money we get? Nobody except the United Nations where
we are already out voted 132 to 1.
All these other nations are like predators, ready to pounce,
wanting to get their hand on the American wealth. Do you think they are going to
listen to us and take our interests into consideration when it comes to
distributing U.N. money? They will issue, to the United States, just the minimum
amount of money which will permit us to live on a mere coolie labor scale, a
bare subsistence existence and no more. These other nations, the cannibals of
Africa, the millions of Chinese and Russians, will issue to themselves money in
If we are going to get the tiny little bit of money they
permit us to have, we will have to work hard. You will have to produce things of
value and you will not be allowed to have the money with which to buy the
products of your own labor, beyond just enough to keep you alive and working.
Who will have the money to buy the refrigerators, television
sets, automobiles, etc., that we make? We won't have enough money. But, every
Congolese cannibal will have a Frigidaire, a color television set, etc. He will
get these products even though everything he produces in his entire lifetime
would not be worth the down payment on any one of these things. He will be given
these things out of United Nations money, with this they plan to buy his
The United Nations plans to disarm us, so we will be unable
to resist whatever they wish to subject us to. Bribing these other nations with
our wealth, to unite militarily against us, they plan to keep us in slavery.
They want us to produce the things they can't produce, which we will not be
allowed to enjoy.
When this comes to pass, no man can buy nor sell, unless he
has the mark of the beast. What are we going to buy anything with, unless we
have United Nations money? American money will have ceased to exist.
This is exactly the plan that has been set up for us. As
preliminary steps to force us into this slavery, we already have the following
1. Public law Number 774, passed by the 81st-82nd congress.
2. Defense Production Act of 1950
3. Public Law 920 passed by the 81st-82nd congress.
This is the Federal Defense Master Plan, perfected under the
late, unlamented Eisenhower administration.
Their manual, issued under the date of October, 1958, with
some 42 annexes and supplements to it since then, explains the plan for a total
government take over of all labor and property.
Most of you are too young to remember the rationing we had
during World War II. It really didn't accomplish much of anything. I talked to
people who were executives in the plants that were making necessary military
supplies for the government. They told me that if the government would end this
silly rationing system, with which they couldn't buy what they really needed to
fill the orders, they could buy in the open market enough materials to make the
products the government had contracted for. They were delayed for months because
the silly rationing system prevented them from getting the materials they
needed. The rationing did what it was intended to do. It wrecked a great many
civilian industries, which hadn't converted to military production, because it
deprived them of all the raw materials they needed.
Our government already has a complete rationing system set
up, and this is only the beginning. Here is a quotation from the Office of
Civilian Defense booklet, dated December 1958. "The extent to which control
of the economy will have to be exercised will go far beyond any previous
emergency. The matters involved, stated in very general terms are first, money
matters, particularly actions to reestablish a dependable medium of exchange and
a credit structure. Second will be the control of production. Third is the
control of the distribution of goods and services. Fourth is the control of
When they sweep away and abandon everything we have, this
will be the time when they intend to force us to use U.N. money. The government
will decide how many pairs of shoes you will be allowed to have per year etc..
The American people can produce everything in quantities more than we have the
capacity to use. Everything except the bare minimum for mere existence will be
siphoned off, so the rest of the world can live on our slave labor. They talk
about the total mobilization of all human and material resources. You will be
assigned to the job they want you to have.
President Kennedy, in his first two years as president,
issued over sixty Executive Orders providing for this total take over of all
control of production and distribution, including slave labor, by assigning us
to wherever they choose. If they think you are a bad influence on your
neighbors, they can say they need you somewhere else in the country and ship you
to wherever they please.
It has gone beyond even this. President Johnson continued
making further orders, strengthening the details of the tyranny. All this comes
into operation whenever the president shall proclaim a state of emergency, which
is not limited to war. A Jew named Robert Kintner, formerly head of one of the
big broadcast networks N.B.C., was appointed as head of the Office of Defense
Resources. President Johnson referred to him as his mobilization czar.
Public law number 452 of the 88th congress, the so called
Anti Poverty bill of 1964, in its first sentence sets out its objective as to
mobilization of the human and financial resources of the nation, and to combat
poverty in the United States. You can imagine how they plan to combat poverty.
They have made sure that no lame duck politician need face poverty and beyond
this they haven't worried. Their
anti poverty administration budgets eighty percent and more, of its total funds
for administrative expenses, twenty percent or less will go to the poor people.
This was just another boondoggle; it is welfare for government workers.
Several years ago a congressmen produced an official
memorandum from the F.B.I., which tells of the necessity of brainwashing the
citizens. J. Edgar Hoover was long past the age of retirement. Congress had to
pass an amendment to the retirement laws to make a specific exception for him.
He was not only past the optional retirement age; he was also past the
compulsory retirement age. He was an old man and very weary.
Out of patriotism alone, Hoover hung on to a job that he
hadn't personally wanted to keep. If he had retired Adam Yarmolinsky, a Jew and
the son of two Russian communists, would have been appointed head of the F.B.I..
To prevent this from happening, Hoover kept on with his job. Hoover was reduced
to a mere figurehead for a long time because of the Jew Katzenbach, who had been
put in charge of the Justice Department.
You should note that the F.B.I., for some years now, has
ceased to be even slightly annoying to the communists. The F.B.I. has been
turned completely into a minor branch of the Russian N.K.V.D., with headquarters
in Moscow and is now only used to harass patriots.
Now do you see how the trap has been set up to be sprung on
us? This is exactly what John was given his vision of, in the curious symbols.
Don't you think that what was shown to John is a pretty good picture of just
what we have today? The Book of Revelation is not easy to understand because it
is all in symbols. When you really study what these symbols are, they make
If we don't go into our study with preconceived notions, that
we are going to force a symbol to mean what the official doctrines of the
establishment churches are, but instead, if we try to find what the book itself
means, these visions make sense.
In Matthew 24:22 there is a statement that except
those days were shortened, none of us would survive. The picture is not all
black. It would be all black if it were merely a human problem and these people
had their way. Our nation, as a whole, has degenerated to the point where the
people are not even futilely indignant about this. They are contented. They say
they have never had it so good. They don't realize that to have it so good they
had gotten deeper and deeper in debt so are now slaves to high interest credit
The same God who warned us about these things, which are
coming upon us, has also basically said, "My enemies are planning this
destruction of My people Israel, without considering Me. I shall stop them in
their tracks when the time comes."
There is going to be a time when all these laws that put us
in slavery, will be put into effect. It is going to be a very rough time.
However, it is not going on to the conclusion these children of Satan have
planned. Yahweh promises us He will intervene and put a stop to it, before they
can fulfill Satan's plans.
Consider the things you have been reading in the local
papers. Not the censored news in the daily papers, though even there they let
the cat out of the bag once in a while.
Now do you see where all these things are leading us? Don't
they fit into place perfectly? Some of these things didn't seem terrible in
themselves, until we understand the whole picture. These things are much like
the spokes in a wheel. Each one is separate, each one starts out at a different
point on the rim and each one goes in a different direction. In the end they all
come together at the same hub in the center. They are just as they were shown in
is the picture. Now you know what the mark of the beast is going to be and how
it is going to work. It is going to be thoroughly bad. As Christians, we have
the consolation of knowing that this is to be a temporary condition. We will be
rescued by the return of Yahshua who will take over and run things in His
perfect way. He shall not worry about the losing the vote of the Negro block,
when he does establish His kingdom