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"Ten Horns and the Beast"
Revelation seventeen has a total of seventeen kings divided into
seven and ten respectively. Seven kings are the great emperors who set in
motion governments that became the "seven heads" of this
"scarlet colored beast." This rule of emperors extended from Constantine to the
Third Reich under Hitler. The "beast" has "ten horns" that are
contemporaneous with it—they existed and were subservient to the seven successive
However, there are also "ten kings"
who postdate that historic past and are said to receive "no kingdom"
is supplied) (vs. 12). These "ten kings" fit into the same geographical
Europe, but in an updated time frame when Europe is without a
"head" (emperor). This carries us beyond 1945 when the Third Reich
collapsed. Eventually these "ten kings" do receive kingdoms, for we are told
they "receive power as kings one hour with the [scarlet] beast" (vs. 12).
All seventeen kings were prophetic in Johns time when he wrote
Revelation, about CE 96. However, the "seven kings" have passed into
history along with the historical "ten horns." Now only the "ten
kings" who have received "no kingdom" pertain to our time.
"And there came one of the seven angels
which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew
unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
"With whom the kings of the earth have committed
fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her
A better translation is provided by
Westcott and Hort:
"And came one out of the seven angels the [ones] having the seven
bowls, and spoke with me saying hither, I shall show to you the judgment of the harlot the
great, the [one] sitting upon waters many."
The purpose of this chapter is to show the saints the
judgment of the great "whore." This translation makes clear that all
seven angels have one each of the seven vials, and not that one of the seven has them all.
However, one from among the "seven" explains the vision.
Chapter seventeen is complete in itself. It shows
how, when and who will destroy the "woman." When the chapter is done, she is
destroyed. This "woman" is said to sit on "waters," the "beast
that carrieth her," and "seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman
The waters are defined in Revelation 17:15 as: "The waters which
thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and
tongues." This is helpful information.
"The waters which thou
sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations and
The "angel" who shows John (the "John
class") this vision was "one of the seven angels [of the ones] which had the
seven vials [bowls]." This "one of the seven angels" is most likely the
essence of THE TIME IS AT HAND,
Chapter IX, pp. 267-361, "The Man of
The John class is called to "Come hither," or into the
"wilderness" of separation from the world, to be shown the judgment of this
wicked "woman" or apostate false church.
This woman is said to sit on "many waters," or upon many
"peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues" (vs. 15). The peoples
and nations of earth on a massive scale support this "woman." She also is said
to sit on "seven heads" which "are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth" (vs. 9). The number of "heads" indicates a succession of
governments, and so this woman has longevity, ensconced upon seven successions of
government from Constantine unto Hitler.
Those looking for a literal "man of sin" who will appear
in Jerusalem and deceive the world for seven years are looking for a "flash in the
pan" fulfillment of Scripture. This "woman" is long-lived and very
powerful. She "reigns over the kings of the earth" and also commits
"fornication" with them (vs. 2), that is, over the "seven" emperor
The historical "ten horns" upon this "beast"
in this chapter, for some reason, are not called "kings." Neither the "ten
horns" on the "dragon" nor the "ten horns" on the "leopard
beast" are defined as "kings."
The only "ten kings" defined, as such, are in chapter
seventeen who are said to have "received no kingdom" as yet. This indicates
that this "woman" has and will provide religion as a covering for the nations in
all their evil. She is a "woman" without virtue. Scripture designates her as
"Jezebel" that "cursed woman."
(2 Kings 9:34)
Verses 1 and 2 are introductory to the whole chapter. John is
"carried" away "in the spirit into the wilderness" of separation from
the world and then sees what the "angel" has been talking about.
The "kings of the earth" are said to have "committed
fornication" with her, and the people of the earth "have been made drunk with the
wine of her fornication." It seems this "woman" has corrupted both
"kings" and "people" and both are consumed with either passion or in a
The true saints of God are pure and chaste from the world. They are the
"light of the world" and speak to those drawn to the true Light.
"So he carried me away in the spirit into
the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of
blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns."
There are three
"beasts" in Revelation that have "seven heads" and "ten
First is the "red dragon"
(Revelation 12), which is similar
in color to the "scarlet" "beast." The notable difference is that the
"dragon" has "seven crowns" on its "heads" while the
"scarlet" "beast" has no crowns either on its "heads" or
Second is the "leopard" "beast" of Revelation
thirteen, which has "ten crowns" on its "ten horns," implying
Third is the "scarlet" "beast" who has no crowns at all
and is a rather poor "beast." John says of this "beast" that it is
"full of names of blasphemy."
Rome was once a republic. It had a senate composed of patricians
(nobility) and the plebeians (common people). Early on, as a pagan republic it had some
3,000 gods or names of gods, all blasphemous.
When Constantine accepted Christianity, he exchanged the pagan religion
for the then budding false Christianity, which developed a pope who also assumed all kinds
of "blasphemous" titles which would adhere to this defunct "scarlet
beast" (THE TIME IS AT HAND, p. 307
Actually this "scarlet" "beast" was defunct and in
a dormant condition, but the "woman" still was ensconced upon the
"waters" or the hapless peoples who had no voice in government.
In our time the pagan influences have made a come back, especially on
the "ten kings" who have adopted the neo-pagan religion of evolution (which the
pope now endorses) and humanism, a pagan influence in modern society controlling our
schools, our governments, our media and the like.
Humanist concepts controlled the former Soviet Union and now they
control the European Common Market nations. The humanists pretend not to be a
religion, but in fact they are, and so they function in the Christian world unhindered.
Humanism does not necessarily attack Christianity, but it does dilute peoples
loyalty to their Christian profession.
"And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and
decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of
abominations and filthiness of her fornication."
This verse describes her clothing and adornments.
She is arrayed with "purple and scarlet" and decked with
"gold and precious stones and pearls," all very majestic in displaying her
However, two colors are lacking: blue as a symbol of faithfulness, and white
as a symbol of purity. She professes neither.
The "golden cup," which represents the Bible, in her hand was
defiled with her abominations caused by impure relationship with the "kings" of
"And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON
THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
This descriptive label should warn every saint.
No matter how graciously she may adorn herself, let every saint know the true character of
this "woman." She will not change and neither should our opinion of her change.
We must heed what God says of her and not what others may say or what she might say of
Beware of pluralism. This "woman" has
begotten Protestant daughters who walk in her ways. The Protestants have continued the
same habits as their mother.
"And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the
saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with
great admiration [aghast in amazement]."
This "woman" is a cold-blooded murderess with the
"blood of saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus" on her hands.
Whenever the devil or this "cursed woman" comes knocking on your door, know for
certain that you are prey and nothing more.
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The Lord holds her responsible for the "blood of
saints" and the "martyrs of Jesus." That is the very word of the Lord.
Recently the pope has tried to change his image to a benign and caring
protector of even criminals and murderers. This "woman," who invented the
inquisition, now pretends to be so compassionate that she deplores the death penalty as
cruel and unacceptable punishment.
Try as she may, God holds her responsible for spilling righteous blood.
God himself will require her
punishment. Such conduct will not go unrequited, because there is a God in heaven.
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