Revelation 12 – Dragon and the woman

Every historical line repeated in Revelation ends up with Christ’s return. Now just like in the book of Daniel, this timeline starts all over again with even more details in the next chapters. This time all the powers are described as beasts and we will learn more about what is behind these powers’ behavior. These chapters leave the Eastern Roman Empire and instead follow the path of the Western Roman empire. This is because this is the remain of the Roman empire that would exist until Christ’s second coming, and because it was also where the greatest attack on Christ Church would take place. Usually, the beasts come out of the sea, earth, or bottomless pit. But in Revelation 12 as we start over again in the timeline, we see a dragon already present. When a beast is seen coming up it means it’s a future event, that the kingdom hasn’t already risen. The beast John here sees is the one who is in existence and has placed John on that very Island which he is now a prisoner: The Roman Empire. This was also the Iron empire that was shown to Daniel on the statue. Now we learn who is behind all of the troubles the Church is facing. In this timeline recap, God

changes the focus and we learn who is behind, why it’s happening, and the agenda of the enemy. We learn that it’s all one big ongoing conspiracy from the dragon to the beast to the second beast. They all follow the same agenda. The dragon represents the Roman empire that executed Jesus and persecuted the first Christians. The color red can refer to all the blood they spilled, however, Roman officials and soldiers often used red clothing. The dragon also represents Satan who is the one who is behind the rebellion in both heavens and towards God’s people here on earth. We see Godspure church illustrated by a pure woman and she is persecuted. She is clothed in the sun and has the moon under her feet. Now the moon has no light on its own, it only reflects the light from the sun. In the same way, the old testament ritual system was only a shadow of the true covenant. The animal sacrifices pointed to the real sacrifice. The tabernacle and priestly system were a shadow of the heavenly. The woman has the moon under her feet show us this is the remnant church that is now no longer in the shadow-system of belief but is clothed in the sun, living in the new covenant. It’s the same woman, the same lineage. It hasn’t shifted from one people to another, from one woman to another, but there is a continuation. The woman is the same both before Christ’s birth and after. But the church would be persecuted. And we now learn why and who is behind everything. The devil is mad at Christ, he has no longer access to heaven so he can spread his hatred and rebellion there. The murder of His own creator has made an angel that had any doubts now certain of his character. He has no ear who will listen to his accusations in the heavenly world. The defeat and that there now are humans who have sinned yet are receiving a new chance to be a part of the heavenly world makes him furious. He wishes no human soul freedom and salvation. If God cares so much that He is willing to send His son to die for them, the best punishment he can give God in return is to try and take away as many people as possible from Him. He needs someone to work through and now he takes control over these powers and is going to use them to try and break God’s people. The angel rejoices over not having to have the devil’s influence over the heavenly world but gives a woe to the inhabitants of the earth. Never before has God’s people been subjected to more rage than when the devil with the help of pagan Rom attacked the Christians. But he couldn’t defeat their love for Christ, and they multiplied no matter what he did. So the Devil changed tactics. Instead of openly being the Christian’s enemy he would pretend to be its defender while the attacks continued in secret. First, he had tried to prevent people to learn about salvation, but creating “a false gospel” would prove more fruitful. In that way, people would believe they were Christians when they weren’t really following Christ. In that way, people would think they were already saved, and therefore not see the need to seek salvation.

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also are transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.» (2Co 11:13-15)

«…but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.» (Gal 1:7-8)

Revelation 13 – Beast out of the Sea

God preserves his people from the Red Dragon and the church survives the attacks. In the next chapter, we learn of a new beast that surfaces out
of the sea and that the dragon now gives its power to this beast instead. But the beast resembles the last, it too has seven heads and ten horns.
Three times in Revelation we are presented with a beast with seven heads and ten horns, however, the surface of its skin changes from red to leopard skin to scarlet-colored. This time, because it changes from red to leopard pattern, and that the first gives power to the next, we see a continuation yet a distinct difference.

It’s described with characteristics from a lion, leopard, and a bear but with the power of the dragon. All these animals were shown to Daniel, the lion was Babylon, the bear was Medo Persia, the leopard was Greece and the last terrible beast was Rome. However, this is a new beast with elements that are taken from these former powers. The beast coming out of the sea is the same beast as the one in Revelation 12 only reborn in a different disguise with new characteristics. In chapter 12 it has the crowns on the head because at this time it is the Roman empire that the devil uses as a weapon against the Church. But this beast is risen again with a new appearance but with the same heads and horns. Only this time the crowns have been moved from the heads to the horns. This is a very important detail. The fourth terrible beast shown to Daniel had ten horns growing up from its hand signifying that the kingdom would be divided into ten parts. Now we see a seven-headed dragon with crowns going from the head to the horns. This is because the time setting of this beast’s surface is in the divided Roman empire. The crown reveals to us where we are in the timeline. In Daniel, we saw a little horn growing large coming up midst the ten horns illustrating that a power would arise among the divided Rome. This horn and this beast have all the same characteristics. In this vision we don’t see the horn grow on the head with the others, we see the horn as a beast. This is because the horns on the beast in Daniel showed a timeline. This beast doesn’t show a timeline. The crowns show us where we are in time. The beast is not one of the ten horns, it’s a separate power.
The Roman emperor gave the religious high priest titles, and the other emperor titles, to the pope. Rom went from pagan Rome to Papal Rome, a seemingly Christian power. Although continuing the titles, ruling from Rome, it was a very different power. It wasn’t an empire anymore and most of its influence was dependent on cooperation with the kings and rulers in the divided land. Its power was entirely based on their ability to keep Europe Catholic. And the rulers were convinced using power and violence to maintain this goal was worth it. The moment they would turn from the religious conviction, the Bishop in Rome would only be a man with grandiose titles and spiritual followers. Roman had physical control over the empire, the pope a religious control. The persecution changed too. Instead of direct open persecution, it was now replaced with deception and manipulation. Just like the Devil tempted Christ in the wilderness appearing like an angel of light, and by quoting the Bible, the devil now used the Bible to seduce the church under the Catholic head, his own representative. Satan was to take the shepherd staff in an attempt to lead the sheep under the guise of Christ’s name. Antichrist, a deceiver controlled by the Devil himself while claiming to be anointed, while claiming to be the voice of Christ on earth. A wolf in sheep’s
clothing. They claimed to be defenders and preachers of God’s word. Satan imitated Christ to bring God’s people into perdition. The Church did charity, showed themselves as humble, preached a lot of truth, but it had the sting of death inside the package. And only those who loved the truth would be able to see the deadly deception amidst all the beautiful professions and good deeds. Those who exposed his deceptive Bible references, who refused to follow the false shepherd and refused to acknowledge the ideology behind the church was systematically persecuted. The Jews didn’t have the power to execute Jesus personally, and so they used their influence to make those who did have the power to carry out the execution. This is usually how it was done around in Europe. The papal representatives put pressure on officials to carry our severe punishments on those who resisted their religious influence. This time it was harder for people to view them as martyrs as people had during the Roman empire. Because most people were confused. Who said what, who was who? Both sides called the others deceivers, heretics, and Antichrist. Who was telling the truth and who was lying? The easiest choice was to follow the mainstream and the pope as this had advantages. Believing the others would only separate them from family and friends and even their land. Didn’t they both offer the gospel, and so why not choose the gospel of those who would make life hard for them if they didn’t? The Pope claimed to have his authority from Christ Himself and so many did not dare to speak against him. They claimed to be a divine institution, what if it was true and they went against it? They were told they would burn in hell for refusing the Papal authority. No matter how corrupt the different popes were, people did not dare to go against them. Their superstition and belief that the claimed holy lineage was above truth. That the Papal commands were above even God’s commands. These difficult times of persecution and darkness had a time limit. We are told of a time prophecy of 42 months. In bible prophecy, one day is often the same as one year. That gives us 1260 years. This time prophecy matches the time given in the book of Daniel of the same power. Because the two prophecies match each other we get a confirmation of the identity of the beast and it’s ending. We are told that the power will suppress God’s people in this time period. We are told the power changes times and laws. Satan wishes to lead God’s people away from obedience to God. He has worked to get mankind to rebel against God’s reign ever since he got Eve to disobey God and eat of the fruit. The devil is in a disguise again, questioning God’s authority as lawgiver. As Christ’s representative, he claims to have permission and authority to change Gods times and laws. Slowly and surely the Christians replace obedience towards God’s word and law with the many ordinances, laws, and guidelines this vicar of Christ, his bishops and priests give. The papal power then systematically eradicated those who stood for the truth with the excuse that they were evil resisting Christ when they didn’t listen to him who sat in His place and ruled on Christ’s behalf. Those who kept God’s unfalsified laws were evil? The Bible warns:

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!» (Isa 5:20-21)

How could it be that a people that knew why the world fell in sin in the first place would fall for the same deceptive message? The devil said to Eve she would be like God if she broke His command, God had said she would die. To opposite. Now the Papal church proclaimed that those who broke God’s command would be saved through the Church, and those who kept them would perish. When were the beginning and the end of the time era of 1260 years? In order to be a prophetic beast, the beast has to have governmental power. All the other beasts in Daniel and Revelation has governmental power. In order to know when the beast becomes a beast, we need to know when the Papal system got governmental power. We already know that
they would receive the power from the former beast. Emperor Justinian, the Roman beast, made the bishop in Rome head over all churches in
533 AD. But at this time the Ostrogoths were still in Rome. They were driven out of the once Roman Capitol in 538 AD and this is when the bishop in Rome could finally sit on his throne in Rome with all the high priest titles and with governmental power to judge what was called heretics or those preaching differently within the churches. At this time the bishop in Rome had governmental power to persecute God’s people, state and church were unified. The time prophecy confirms that this time period is about persecuting God’s people and so the dates have to be connected to this behavior especially. If we count 1260 years from 538 AD we get to 1798. Towards 1798 the Reformation had done all it could to weaken the papal authority and many had already torn themselves away from Rome. It had been a hard battle and many had lost their lives. But it was in 1798 the pope received
its deadly wound when atheist France demanded the pope to do what they wanted instead of the other way around. When he refused, he was captured and removed from his position. The pope went from being a threatening power to being humiliated. They no longer had the same opportunity to control people with the help of governments in the same degree as they had before. Crusades and inquisitions were gone for good. The worst periods of persecution were now finally over after many decades of suppression. Many countries in Europe rejoiced over being able to resist the papal influence both before and after this event. The pope had lost its grip in Europe and finally received its deadly wound by France. The rise of Atheism and agnosticism also made people less influenced by the threats of hell. But Revelation reveals that the papal wound would be healed. Not only would it be healed but it would again have power and strength and deceive a whole world to follow it and worship it as head of the Christian church. But without the same power, they once had, they now needed help. The devil was not about to let go of a power he had successfully used to deceive billions throughout the ages. The church still had millions of followers around the world teaching the corrupted gospel to their children and with many new joining each year, he would be best served by keeping this deception until the end. However, the devil still needed to silence and destroy those who remain faithful to God’s word. He needed a new power to work through in order to attack those who were close to the Biblical doctrines. The Protestant churches who never fully reformed back to God’s pure doctrines.

Revelation 13 – Beast out of the Earth

A large part of the tribes under the former western-Roman empire had now left Europe and could be found on the other side of the Atlantic ocean. Many had gone there to escape Papal Rome and unconverted Protestants who were persecuting them. It was a land of escape for many. Naturally, the Devil would come after them. In Revelation, we see another beast, a beast coming out of the earth. It has no crowns on its head, it has no monarch and no king. Which is very different from the countries in Europe. This part sentence tells us something about the governmental form:

“..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.» (v.14)

We see the beast, the government, convincing the people to make an image. This government is dependant on the people’s votes to make a governmental change. The USA long fought for its freedom to believe and practice their religion without state interference. They got this principle in their laws and US became a place of liberty for persecuted religious groups from Europe. The US was the land of freedom and they wanted nothing to do with Rome’s influence. They knew that the mixture of state and religion could have a terrible effect on the land. The Papal beast was just that, religion and state unified. Making an image of this beast means to make something in the likeness of something. In this case, it means to give state religious authority – and to use this authority to dictate religious laws above God’s laws. Everything the US is against. Their very constitutions were built on preventing this from ever happening.

Yet here we are told that the beast manages to talk the people into making this image. The US will take a U-turn from its original ten amendments. And who will be honored by this state that once built it principles on the opposite of Rome’s, now making an image of their authority? The papal power will be the one who is honored by this change, it’s what they always wanted. The leaders in the USA long feared this would happen. They have noticed that men from Papal secret societies had infiltrated themselves all over the country. This secret society was instituted to overturn the Protestant movement in Europe and to bring everyone back under the Papal authority. Their methods were anything but Christian:

“The first triumphs of the Reformation past, Rome summoned new forces, hoping to accomplish its destruction. At this time The order of the Jesuits was created, the most cruel, unscrupulous, and powerful of all the champions of popery. …There was no crime too great for them to commit, no deception too base for them to practice, no disguise too difficult for them to assume… to be devoted to the overthrow of Protestantism, and the re-establishment of the Papal supremacy”. Michaelangelo Tamburinin, the Jesuit General also called Black Pope said: “See, my lord, from this room – from this room I govern not only Paris, but China: not only
China but the whole world, without anyone knowing how ‘tis managed’.” ( Michael Angel Tamburinin, 1720, General of the Jesuits, Speaking to the Duke of Brancas.)

Both Hitler and Napoleon were in ave when they saw how efficient and powerful they were:
Adolf Hitler:

“I have learned most of all from the Jesuit Order. So far, there has been nothing more imposing on earth than the hierarchical organization of the Catholic Church. A good part of that organization I have transported directly to my own party.”

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821):

“The Jesuits are a military organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is power – power in it’s most despotic exercise – absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man. Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms – and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses.”

Marquis de LaFayette (1757-1834; French statesman and general.)

“It is my opinion that if the liberties of this country – the United States of America – are destroyed, it will be by the subtlety of the Roman Catholic Jesuit priests, for they are the most crafty, dangerous enemies to civil and religious liberty. They have instigated MOST of the wars of Europe.” (LaFayette served in the American Continental Army under the command of General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. Quote from Romanism: A Menace to the Nation, Jeremiah J.Corwley p.140)

John Adams (1735-1826; 2nd President of the United States):

“I have long been decided in opinion that a free government and the Roman Catholic religion can never exist together in any nation or Country.”
“ Liberty and Popery cannot live together. “My history of the Jesuits is not eloquently written, but it is supported by unquestionable authorities, [and] is very particular and very horrible. Their [the Jesuit Order’s] restoration [in 1814 by Pope Pius VII] is indeed a step toward darkness, cruelty, despotism, [and] death. … I do not like the appearance of the Jesuits. If ever there was a body of men who merited eternal damnation on earth and in hell, it is this Society of [Ignatius de] Loyola.”

Thomas Jefferson, President of USA:

I do not like the late Resurrection of the Jesuits. They have a General, now in Russia in correspondence with Jesuits in the U.S. who are more numerous than everybody knows. Shall we not have Swarms of them here? In as many shapes and disguises as ever … in the shape of printers, Editors, Writers, Schoolmasters, etc. If ever any congregation of men could merit, eternal Perdition on Earth and in Hell …it is this Company of Loyola.” (The Power and Secret of the Jesuits, Rene Fulop-Miller, 390)

Samuel F.B.Morse (1791 – 1872, American inventor of the telegraph,
who documented foreign conspiracy):

“The Jesuits … are a secret society – a sort of Masonic order – with superadded features of revolting odiousness, and a thousand times more dangerous.”

Samuel Adams (1722-1803, American Revolutionary leader and statesman):

“I did verily believe, as I do still, that much more is to be dreaded from the growth of Popery in America than from the Stamp Act or any other Act destructive of civil rights.” (1768)

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865; 16th President of the United States):

“I see a very dark cloud on America’s horizon, and that dark cloud is coming from Rome.”
“The war [i.e., the American Civil War of 1861-1865] would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits.”
“If the American people could learn what I know of the fierce hatred of the priests of Rome against our institutions, our schools, our most sacred rights, and our so dearly bought liberties, they would drive them out as traitors.”

Abraham Lincoln said he feared Rome would try to influence the US in their thinking. Several presidents and high officials in the State expressed concern that the Pope would strengthen his agenda and philosophy there. They feared that the pope’s secret societies would be too powerful for the US to resist in the long run. In Revelation 13 we see the US give in. They will end up convincing the people to honor and follow the pope in his system. This beast will end up making an image of the beast, meaning it will have the same characteristics as the papal power once had, a mixture of corrupt Christianity and governmental power. Over the last 50 years, there has been a continuous change in American society. As TV’s came into the house where God’s name was abused and breaking of God’s law was entertainment it has changed the way people think. Although protestant America for the most part never reformed completely away from Papal-given institutions, they had a moral standard and a sense of justice. And those who did reform all the way back to God’s times and laws had the opportunity to live in peace. When TV crept its way into millions of houses and moral was fast declining. Every year the moral guidelines were pushed a little bit further. Every year the sexual moral was more liberated and the violence more brutal. All the children’s programs were filled with magic and sorcery, against God’s command. Thanks to the media all the pagan practices that had been taken out of Christian homes made their re-entry. The ancient Roman gods were back in Children’s literature. Everyone had Bibles but few were reading it. Entertainment took the place of spirituality. The more corrupt morally people got the less important it was to fight for Biblical standards. Knowledge had been decreasing. No one was sacrificing anything for truth. When the Pope stretch his hand to the protestant saying they are in agreement and should stand together, many Protestants didn’t even know what they had protested against and willingly took the outstretched hand. Meanwhile, while the Christians were awakening they had were horrid with two threats in society. The atheist leftists were fighting to take from them their Christian rights and liberties, and the Muslims they feared both physically and religiously. Christians in the US were now convinced that the enemy had to be the atheists that were forcing their way of life unto them, and Islam that they feared was trying to take over their country. The Pope standing with open arms seemed like a friend they should work with to protect Christian traditions and way of life. For the first time, Christians felt the first amendment was working against them and not for them. Because the majority of the Protestants never reformed away from the Papal times and laws, and that these same institutions are what they regard as their Christian culture, the Pope appears as an ally to their way of life. Although once appearing as the enemy of the American way of life their view is now taken a new direction. Their once enemy of religious freedom now feels like a friend and protector. It’s said that nothing binds a people to their leader like a common enemy. This has been used to manipulate the public all over the world throughout time. Protecting the Christian culture from non-Christians and Muslims is what is now inspiring them to unify in order to protect the papal institution under the thought that they are protecting Christ culture. Most don’t even consider they are in fact honoring the pope as a religious lawgiver by doing it. Ultimately this trap is deceiving them in the direction of influencing the State to unify with religion – their religion. This unification is made through getting the state to acknowledge their religious services the law of the land. In a foolish belief they are protecting their culture and defending the Bible, they are actually aiding the Pope in turning the US State into a state that forces through Papal ordained institutions to the land. Their war on Islam is the Pope’s secret war. He pretends to be their friend while he makes the US fight them for him. Those who know the scriptures, know that the Islamic war against the west was God’s punishment on Pagan and Papal Rome. While destroying Islam we are fighting against God’s punishment and strengthening the papacy. The war on Islam is not a war God’s people should partake in. Revelation 13 says they will make a mark that they will enforce, a mark that will be to the glory of the pope because it’s his ordinance or tradition that is advanced. And when they enforce this papal religious ordinance God’s people will face their final great crisis before Christ comes. The moment following God’s commandments are considered a crime towards state peace, God’s people are in for severe persecution. Everywhere in the past where Papal ordinances, were Papal times and laws, have been enforced, God’s people have at the same time been viewed as enemies of the state and persecuted. This is the horrid consequence the protestant U.S. failed to see as they had forgotten or not learned from the past. Because they no longer understand why their constitution separated the church and state in the first place.

Another reason is that they think that it’s worth sacrificing to protect the people. Like the high priest used as an excuse to crucify Christ:

“Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perishes not.” (Joh 11:50)

They feel that it’s worth sacrificing the first amendment to keep state and religion apart in order to “save the nation”. But what they don’t understand is that by doing this they are in fact letting Christ down as it’s not His ordinances that are defended but that of His enemy. Unifying the two will bring about the same result as the last time. When God’s people are suppressed and threatened, God is not honored, and the US is considered a beast. A beast, along with the Papal beast, we are told Christ will deal with personally at His second coming. Christians will again persecute Christians in the name of Christ. And the book of Revelation tells us that they will be severely punished for it. Satan has now gone from using the Roman empire, then resurrecting the Roman beast in a Christian guise to seduce and deceive people. Then that power loses authority after 1260 years and the devil attacks the free institution where God’s people have gotten the chance to worship and serve God in peace. And he then uses this beast along with the other in
his final deception to either flatter, deceive, or physically force people to break God’s law and principles.

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