Monday, February 26, 2018
Much like all of my other blogs, I shall seek to be straight forward and honest with you. I shall not pull any proverbial punches, but shall speak it plainly (hoping not to offend anyone), but rather hoping to shed some much needed light to those who read.
The beast spoken of in Revelation 14:9 is first introduced in the book of Revelation, in Revelation 13:1-10; nearly the entire essence of his existence is lodged within these verses. It is the same beast spoken of in Daniel 7:7-8 and Daniel 7:23-25.
This beast represents the fourth world kingdom – Pagan Rome. However, in the midst of this 10 horned beast (the ten European kingdoms), rises a “little horn” (the papacy), which takes down three of the ten horns (Heruli, Vandal & Ostrogoth kingdoms); then, “he (pope)…speaks great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High (inquisition), and think to change times and laws (ten commandments): and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of times (1,260 years – 538 AD-1798 AD).”
A beast in bible prophecy represents a king or kingdom – Daniel 7:17. In Daniel 2:31-40 Daniel interprets King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and tells him about four kingdoms: Babylon, Medo-Persia; Greece and the fourth – Rome.
Out of Pagan Rome, rose Papal Rome, “the little horn” that represents none other than the papal institution, with the mouth and eyes of a man – the Pope!
I have learned that truth sometimes hurt; however, study, research and understanding can be great healing agents. Please read all of the reference links, then go forth and be healed!
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