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The Mark of the Beast

                 By Bertrand L. Comparet

                    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 preachers.

                    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 deeply symbolic.

                    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


                    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 andIran, 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


                    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. conquered it.

                    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


                    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 B.C.

                    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


                    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, great beasts.

                    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 derogatory sense.

                    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


                    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 horns."

                    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



                    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 the earth.

                    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


                    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 barbarians.

                    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 miracle."

                    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 saying."

                    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


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 character.

                    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 there.

                    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


                    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,


                    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


                    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 god.

                    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 pope.

                    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


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 own city.

                    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 prophetic world.

                    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

thought 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, The 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


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


                    The pope excommunicated and deposed Henry IV, king

of Germany in 1076 A.D.. In 1245 A.D., the pope excommunicated

and deposed Emperor Frederick II.

                    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


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 successively.

                    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 perdition."

                    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 six.

                    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


                    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


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 it’s 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 XII.

                    >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


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


                    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 Bonaparte?

                    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  pope’s 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


                    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


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


                    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


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 burned down.

                    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 Tijuana.

                     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 beast.

                     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


                    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 liquefies 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 picture.

                    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 live."

                    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


                     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


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


                    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


                    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 further documentation.

                    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 by the 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 credit.

                    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 great quantities.

                    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 military support.

                     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 laws.

                    1. Public law Number 774, passed by the 81st‑82nd


                    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 consumption.

                    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


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


                    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 sense.

                    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 cards.

                    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


                    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 John.

                    This 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. (Taken, in part, from a study entitled “The Mark of the Beast,” by Bertrand L. Comparet)

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