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Ten horns and the Beast

What does it mean of ten horns and the beast? This is a hiding and interesting mystery. I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her(Revelation 17:7).

What beast did apostle John seeing? One among of the seven heads’ beast? Which one did he see?

The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers(countries) on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.”(Revelation 17:8).

So at that time the beast appearing in front of John was : the beast it was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit. This beast is the eighth one, it independance from the seven heads’ beast but actually belongs to it.  “As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven”(Revelation 17:11).

So the answer is : The beast John seeing before him was the eighth beast.

Is it a little bit confusing? Let us see more verses of Revelation chapter 17. First of all, let’s read and study the seven heads beast first.

This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; 10 they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while”(Revelation 17:9,10).

This beast with seven heads means seven mountains, and mountain means kingdom.

Daniel 2:35,44 “…But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. 44 And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed…”

So the beast with seven heads means seven kingdoms. In the 1st century apostle John’s time, five kingdoms have fallen, one is still existing. Who were they? No doubt, the one who was still existing in John’s time was Roman Empire.

If we see the history back from Roman Empire(6th head), before Roman Empire was the Greek Empire(5th head->has fallen), and before was Medo-Persia Empire(4th head->has fallen), and before was Babylon Empire(3rd head->has fallen), and before was Assyrian Empire(2nd head->has fallen). And the first empire was Egypt(1st head->has fallen) who was the first head or first mountain, the first kingdom setup and built in our human history.

Then who was the seventh head? We can say it was United Kingdom(British Empire). So what does the beast with seven heads mean? It means the “whole” of dominion of the earth, the “whole” of the seven heads’ beast represents dominion from ancient Egypt(the 1st head) to the United kingdom(the 7th head). “…the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, and the might, and the glory, 38 and into whose hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the children of man, the beasts of the field, and the birds of the heavens, making you rule over them all”(Daniel 2:37,38).

Therefore in different times period the beast would shown the different head. For example, the beast showed the Egypt head in Moses’ time, it displayed the Babylon head in Daniel’s time and Roman head in apostle John’s time. In our days it is the eighth king. So the seven heads’ beast represents the “whole” of its’ all kingdoms.

But why the eighth one is not the eighth “head” but the another “beast”(the eighth king)? Why God separated it from the seven head’s beast? Maybe God want us to know the eighth one is a big big different from other seven kingdoms, who has much powerful than the total of seven kingdoms combined. The eighth beast possess mass strong destructive weapons that no other kingdoms could be.

Actually we can say, the eighth kingdom is also the part of the 7 heads’ beast for “it belongs to the seven”(Revelation 17:11). So it can be said the eighth king is the beast’s eighth head, they are the whole. If we break down each head(king) into the separate and independance beast, then the eighth king will be the eighth beast. God specially separates it out from the seven head beast means the eighth kingdom(the eighth beast) is extremely terrifying, dreadful and exceedingly strong(Daniel 7:7).

So firstly the angel showed the vision of the seven heads’ beast and the prostitue to apostle John, and then the angel switch to the eighth king who also belongs to the “whole” of the seven head’s beast. He said this beast(eighth) was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit. And the eighth beast will appear again in the final period til to the End Day, “and it goes to destruction”(Revelation 17:11).

Who is the eighth king? This beast is the beast what Revelation chapter 13 talking about, the beast who is raised out of the earth and it’s name is 666. Do you know who is the beast? This beast is United States(US). Then who are the ten horns and what does it mean? We can say it is the European Union(EU), please read <The Beast 666> and <The four Great Beast> for more explanation. But Why the angel said the eighth beast “was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit”?

We are sure that this beast is not existing in the John’s time, but how about before and after John’s time? It was exist before but not exist in John’s time and after that will come out from the bottomless pit, what does it mean? Why does God describe it this way?

It related to the mortal wound head of the seven heads’ beast of Revelation 13:3. What does the ‘bottomless pit’ mean? It means the place store the killed ones which is the unlimited capacity place like bottomless pit. So that means the eighth king has been killed before John’s time? Yes, who was he?

We can say this wounded head is Greece, why? Because Greece was the first one developing the Democracy System, a different political system rather than other Empires. Firstly, the Democracy political system was flourishing in Greece, but then was killed by Roman Empire(symbolized by Gaius Iulius Caesar be killed by sword, his death symbolize the end of Democracy System). After that it died and disappeared, until…

Until 19th-20th century, Democracy was healed. First was in the European countries and then flourishing in US. And the whole world(all other countries) was marveled and followed the beast, they followed him and changed to Democracy political system one by one. They worship the beast(US) and actually they worship the dragon, saying, “Who is like the beast(US), and who can fight against it?”. Yes, no one(country) can fight against US, even Russia or China. So the eighth king(symbol of Democracy) was exist in Greek Empire before(this beast was), but killed in John’s time(and is not), and would be rised from bottomless pit(symbolize US will be rised, US=the symbol of Democracy).

How about the ten horns? Who are they? What does it mean?

Revelation 17:12 “And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast”.

Daniel 7:7,8 “…It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns(EU). I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one(US)…”.

Daniel 7:20 “and about the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn(US) that came up… and that seemed greater than its companions”.

Daniel 7:24 “As for the ten horns,
out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise,
    and another(the little horn, US) shall arise after them;
he shall be different from the former ones…”

Ten horns are ten kings, they have not yet received royal power in John’s time, but they will get it at the final period of the end time(one hour), they will be the last one to receive dominion after and together with the eighth beast. And then they will go to destruction. They are the final status what Daniel told us about the statue.

Daniel 2:41,42 “And as you saw the feet(the eighth beast) and toes(ten horns), partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom(a whole of its’ kingdoms), but some of the firmness of iron shall be in it, just as you saw iron mixed with the soft clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet(ten horns ten kings) were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle.

If we back to the history, we can find that the fourth beast of Daniel’s vision was Roman Empire who will last to the end day. But Roman Empire has fallen, how come it can be last to the end day? Let’s see…

Before Roman Empire has fallen, it ruled over all European territories including Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain… After Rome Empire fallen and broken into many European countries(ten horns) like those above, and then keeping this situation over a thousand years long. Biblical meaning of ten is “a whole“. Now they have formed the EU(European Union) and NATO, we can say they are the ‘ten toes’ or ‘ten horns’, they are ten kings. Their kingdom “partly strong and partly brittle” (formed by Union or intermarriage).

13 These are of one mind(EU), and they hand over their power and authority to the beast(US). 16 And the ten horns(EU) that you saw, they and the beast(US) will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, 17 for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled”(Revelation 17:13,16,17).

Please read <Babylon the Great> for more detailed discussion.

14 They(EU and US) will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful”.

In the last second of ‘one hour‘, they(EU and US) will make war on the Lamb, Jesus is Lord of lords and King of kings. Yes, Jesus come back officially at that time and he will conquer them.


Let’s see <King of kings Lord of lords>.

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