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The Beast System - From Babylon to the Present

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THE BEAST SYSTEM – From Babylon to the Present

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In a previous article entitled, Mystery Solved Concerning “Mystery, Babylon” Mystery, Babylon Solved, it was shown that the concept of a succession of “beast” kingdoms has been in effect from the invasion of Judah by the Babylonian Kingdom until the present day. The northern kingdom of Israel was invaded and deported by the Assyrians, according to the will of God, due to their idolatry, unlawfulness, and their refusal to honor any Sabbath years or Jubilees. In other words they earned a Debt Note to God which they refused to pay and could not pay. Thus, northern Israel was sold to the Assyrians for a short time until the Babylonian empire conquered the Assyrian empire shortly thereafter leaving Israel under the control of the Babylonians.

Around 100 years after the invasion of Israel, the nation of Judah was conquered and deported by the Babylonian Empire to Babylon. Some Judeans were allowed to return to Canaan by a decree of Cyrus of Persia with the conditions they rebuild the city of Jerusalem along with the temple. Judah was invaded and deported because they also earned a Debt Note to God for the identical reasons as Israel: idolatry; unlawfulness; a lack of honoring Sabbath years or Jubilees.

The Great Image of Daniel 2

In Daniel 2, it is recorded that Nebuchadnezzar had a dream concerning a “great image” in the form of a man. This statue or image had: a head of gold representing Babylon; a chest and arms of silver representing Medo-Persia; a belly and thighs representing Greece; and legs of iron with feet part of iron and part of clay representing the Roman Empire and its various forms which appear later.

As the head of this great image, Nebuchadnezzar was given this dream, which has remained a mystery until modern times, of the four (possible 5) empires, including his current empire, that would rule the Biblical world of the Middle East, Europe, and definitely Canaan, until the Debt Note to bring forth the fruits of the Kingdom had been paid. This debt note could not be paid by the various succeeding empires as it was passed from one empire to the next and was finally extended to a reborn nation of Israel.

The beast system may have started with the original Babel or Babylon under the rule of Nimrod. Nebuchadnezzar was given a preview of the beast system which was refined and elaborated in the context of Daniel 7 which will be discussed next.

The Four Beasts of Daniel

In a different visual format, Daniel was later given a vision (dream) of the succeeding beast empires as found in Daniel 7. Although similar in nature to the dream found in Daniel 2, additional information and descriptions are given. In his dream, Daniel saw the four winds of heaven blowing upon the great sea (a metaphor of humanity) which produced “four great beasts” that emerged from the sea and were diverse or different from each other. The descriptions of the four beasts use the term, “like a” which indicates the accounts are metaphoric (symbolic if you like) of empires, people, or large organizations.

The first beast was “like a” lion with the wings of an eagle. The wings were plucked off, the lion was lifted up to its feet, made to stand as a man, and was given the heart of a man. This would represent Babylon with its leader, Nebuchadnezzar, who was sent into exile to live as an animal until he realized the God of Daniel was in control and responsible for his kingdom reign (refer to Daniel 4 for full details).

The second beast was like a bear, along with other details which will not be covered in this post, and represents the Medo-Persian Empire. The third beast was like a leopard, with four wings of a fowl, and with four heads. This would represent Greece with the four wings or possibly the four heads representing the four generals who divided the Grecian empire after the death of Alexander.

The fourth beast is described as dreadful and terrible. It was extremely strong, different from the preceding beasts, and had ten horns. Among the ten horns came a “little horn” which has been identified (by me anyway) as the Roman church or the Papacy which is an extension or small version of the ten horns of the Roman Empire. The ten horns are most likely nations or areas of the Roman Empire of which the Roman Church overtook three of them when it solidified its power. Daniel 7:24 states the ten horns are ten kings (possibly nations) who will arise. The eyes of a man and the mouth speaking great things would be the Pope issuing edicts and claiming the Pope can exceed the authority of the Apostles and even Jesus Christ which they did.

The statue image of Daniel 2 is destroyed by a large stone which represents Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God that will obliterate this succession of beast empires beginning at the feet with the dust of its destruction spreading around the earth. This appears to indicate the Kingdom of God will not instantaneously envelope the world but will require a period of time during the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ.

This second vision of the four empires given in Daniel 7 exhibit additional characteristics to aid in the identification of the beast as presented in Revelation 13 and 17.

The Beast of Revelation 13

NOTE: The first verse of chapter 13 actually should actually be the last verse of chapter 12 and should read: And the dragon stood upon the sand of the sea”. The word “I” or “John” is not mentioned in the original Greek.

The dragon stands on the sand of the sea (humanity in general) and causes a composite beast to rise which is similar to the four historical beasts and contains many of the former characteristics of these beasts. As in Daniel 7, this beast has 10 horns. It is my opinion, this beast is the same as the “little horn” of Daniel 7, but is referred to as the beast from the sea in this scripture because it has inherited the Debt Note of Israel and Judah and now has the some of the power and authority of the former Roman Empire from which it is an extension. This beast from the sea is an amalgamation of the previous four beasts and now has authority and rule over the Church which began in 33 AD. It is the Holy Roman Empire or the Catholic Church of the Papacy.

Revelation 13:1-2 KJV And I (the dragon) 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 upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (2) 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: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

It should be noted this amalgamation beast has characteristics of the four beast described in Daniel 7 (i.e. it is a composite beast). It was similar in appearance to a leopard (Greece); it had the feet of a bear (Medo-Persia); the mouth as a lion (Babylon). Since this beast is the “little horn” or the Holy Roman Church, which transformed into a political power, it has the characteristics and some of the authority of the Roman Empire.

Napoleon imprisoned the Pope in France where he died and there was no pope for several years. Napoleon, later decided he needed a pope to crown him as emperor for his conquests, so he reinstated the office and appointed a pope. Napoleon died before this occurred and the new group of European leadership decided to limit the pope and the bishops of the Vatican by giving the authority of the Vatican’s funds and money to a Rothschild banking system in the form of a trust. Thus the pope-beast died and was resurrected as a new pope. The “earth beast” or the banking system was given a certain time period of authority over the Church because the Holy Roman Church system no longer existed and was now merely the Catholic Church.

The Woman on the Beast

Within the time line of the historical Revelation understanding, we are currently at the point of the overthrow of the Mystery, Babylon system. It is now just a matter of discerning the actual identity of this entity. There are various divergent interpretations from which to select an answer and some of them are quite different from the others. The beast in Revelation 17 is scarlet or red in color, although the previous iterations were not given a specific color. This beast continues to have seven heads and ten horns but the various animal characteristics as of Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 are not mentioned.

In later Revelation chapters such as 17 and 18, the composite beast or beast system has all the characteristics of the previous beast of Revelation 13. Therefore, it would appear to be the same beast system. In the prophetic historical understanding of the Revelation, the “beast from the earth” or false prophet has taken authority from the Daniel 7 prophesied “little horn’s” (Papacy) inheritance of the beast system. This would mean the beast system is currently comprised of: the earth beast, or the Jewish Rothschild banking and debt organization; the current state of Israel which was supported and financed by the Rothschild group; and the Jewish dual citizenship people scattered around the West and Europe who are involved in politics, media, and other activities. It is not a recognizable empire but a system of control through banking debt and politics.

The woman sitting on the beast has a name written on her forehead, “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH”. Is the woman the essence of Mystery, Babylon, or is the beast the essence, or both? All viewpoints have been discussed and argued. It would appear, from the forehead name, the woman is the symbolic personification of the actual Babylon mystery.

In verse 17:18 the woman is identified as “that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth”. Joel Richardson believes it is a real actual city. Doug Krieger, Dene McGriff, and Doug Woodward in their co-written book, The Final Babylon – America and the Coming of Antichrist, consider Babylon to be the USA and the city to specifically be New York City, NY. Alexander Hislop in his book, The Two Babylons, is convinced Rome particularly the Vatican is the city in question.

The modern nation of Israel desires Jerusalem and would like it to be their capital city. Jerusalem is also the city where Jesus was crucified. The Rothschild family of Jews has supported and bankrolled Israel. The Jews in British positions of government were instrumental in initiating the Balfour Declaration. Jews (supposedly through blackmail and donations) are said to be the Deep State of the USA where they control the majority of the politicians. There are Jews in political positions throughout Europe and there is always the international Jew, George Soros, who attempts to control world events through his funding. It could be said, “that great city” is Jerusalem and/or it could be the so-called Jews controlling the banks and politicians metaphorically represent that great city.

The Debt Note discussed earlier and in the article listed in the first paragraph, was inherited (or passed to) the Khazarian (Japheth), the Edomite, and the Persian converted Jews (see Esther 8:17).

Esther 8:17 KJV And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.

The Rothschild banking and debt organization which is identified as the beast from the earth in the historical understanding appears to have inherited the Debt Note from the “little horn”- Papacy – Roman Church. It was then inherited or perhaps co-inherited by the 1948 nation of Israel.

At this point, it is difficult for me to differentiate between the International banking system, the nation of Israel, and the dual citizen Jews in places of power and politics. It is also difficult to differentiate between the ongoing beast system and the Mystery Babylon system. The two systems could be the same system with varying factions.

The beast supporting the woman gave its authority to the “beast from the earth” who (or which) is sometimes called the “false prophet”. The earth beast is the financial banking system ruling the world through debt slavery by fiat money.

The woman riding the beast is also considered by some commentators to be the same woman fleeing into the wilderness depicted in Revelation chapter 12. Dr. Stephen Jones thinks the two women are the same but that the Church as represented by the woman in chapter 17 is only a part of Mystery, Babylon with the real Babylon being the banking and corporate industries. I am not certain this is the full answer. More research will be needed. The woman from chapter 12 fled to the wilderness but did not have the proper faith and understanding to leave the wilderness and became corrupt. This is somewhat similar to the Israelites under Moses who refused to enter Canaan for fear of the giants and were forced to stay in the wilderness until everyone of that generation died except Joshua and Caleb.

The church, and its various denominations of today, is considered corrupt by many Christian writers. The real Church is a congregation of believers and not a denomination with varying levels of misunderstanding of the scriptures. The “mother of harlots” could refer to the church groups (i.e. denominations) that began with the Protestant Reformation that broke away from the Catholic Church.

Revelation 17:6 states, “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus”. This verse appears to shed more light on the woman being the church or the early Roman Church. The early Holy Roman Church killed many Christians (some claim many thousands) who disagreed with the established Catholic belief system. Just a thought, but currently, many so-called Christians, former Christians, and denominations appear to have turned their back on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and could be considered “full of names of blasphemy”. The woman may not be Mystery, Babylon at all but only an organization consisting of various Church groups, highly affected by Babylon. After all, the woman is sitting on the beast, not actually guiding or controlling the movement of the beast as some have claimed. Also, as claimed in previous posts, the Revelation is a prophetic history of the Church and the church in the West and Europe have been highly affected by the beast system.

The ten horns of the beast are said to declare war on the people of the Lamb (real Christians). Verse 15 implies that “real Christians” can be found all around the world. Verse 16 states the ten horns of the beast will hate the whore (woman or church denominations in general) and will perform disastrous deeds on the general church. Anyone following the alternate internet news will notice this action has occurred for several years all over the world, especially in the USA and the Middle East.

Revelation 17:14-17 KJV These (ten horns) shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. (15) And he said unto me, the waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (16) And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. (17) For God has put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

There are many interpretations of the seven heads and the ten horns as well. If the Mystery, Babylon chapters of the Revelation are historically speaking of today, then the prophetic fulfillment of many of the verses would be unknown.

The 18th chapter of the Revelation adds an economic side to Mystery, Babylon. This has led some to claim there are two Babylons: one religious and the other economic. This has also prompted Joel Richardson to claim it is an actual city located in the desert that contains a seaport for performing trade. Also note that Richardson’s end-times scenario requires an Islamic antichrist.

It is a shame the word “antichrist” was ever used to describe the beast of Revelation 13 and other scriptures. It has only created a prophetic cloud in the minds of Bible students and has complicated the understanding of the Revelation and the return of Jesus Christ as the King of the Kingdom of God.

The list of merchandise has led Chris White to claim this city is located within Israel and the listed trade items are necessary for the operation of a rebuilt temple. The merchandise list also prompted Hislop to state these items are for the accoutrements of the Vatican’s ceremonies which is located in Rome. Of course, the USA/New York Babylon group claims New York harbor is the ideal location.





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