originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Maigret
Which must be distinct from the Beast for the reasons I've already given.
In one of my threads, I gave a suggested analysis of the three characters for John's own time, while reserving judgement on what they represented in
Harlot; The CITY of Rome
Beast from the sea; The EMPIRE of Rome
Beast from the land; The EMPEROR of Rome.
Then the Harlot sitting on the Beast is obvious, and the Beast (from the sea) destroying the Harlot was fulfilled in the last days of the Roman
So according to your reckoning, prophecies in Revelation are already fulfilled and yet nothing has changed much in the world.
In my take, God's long term plans are only now coming to fruition and His plans are for people who are suitable to be priests in a
company/kingdom/nation that will be known as Israel. This was what He offered the Israelites in Exodus 19:5 & 6. This is the purpose for which the Son
was the sacrificial Lamb of God. Revelation 5:9 & 10.
It is only those who go through the Tribulation, which is the threshing of the wheat, 'to purge, refine and make white' (Daniel 11:35), who refuse to
worship the Antichrist (aka Beast from the Sea, Eighth Head, Little Horn, etc.) or his Image (Revelation 20:4) and are killed because of the name of
the Son (Matthew 24:9), who will become priests of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 7:9-15 and Revelation 20:4-6.
Only one generation has this opportunity (Matthew 24:34 and Enoch 1:1) as the Antichrist will only be able to make war against the Elect saints for a
given specified period of 1,260 days, which is also 'times, time and half a time' = 3 1/2 years or 42 months. (Daniel 7:25, Revelation 13:5, 11:3 and
After the 1,000 years, the rest of mankind - those who don't go through the Tribulation - will be judged according to their works. (Revelation
So my scenario is in our immediate future, and I suggest:
The Harlot = The Vatican City
The Scarlet Beast = the body / worshippers of the Antichrist
The Beast from the Sea (aka the Antichrist) = Judas Iscariot 'resurrected' as 'Jesus Christ'
The Beast from the Land = the False Prophet
The Eighth Head = 8th Sovereign of that country known as the Vatican City
The 10 Horns = 10 secular nations / countries
In summary: At the end of the Tribulation, at Armageddon, the Son of God will destroy the armies of those who rose against him, and their flesh will
be eaten by the vultures and eagles. Satan also described as the Dragon or the Devil will be taken captive and held for the 1,000 years of peace. The
Antichrist aka the Beast from the Sea and the Little Horn of Daniel 7:811, will be thrown alive into the lake of fire and brimstone, along with the
False Prophet. (Daniel 7:11 & Revelation 19:20)
So realising that they have been deceived, the 10 kingdoms or secular countries will turn on the Harlot, which is the only thing left of wickedness
and evil, to destroy it.
Then God will vent His Wrath on the earth, and afterwards, those who have come through the Tribulation will reign as priests of God and the Lamb for
the 1,000 years of peace; during which time there will be no evil, and no other religions.
edit on 21/9/2014 by Maigret because: Clarification