Rev 17 presents a picture of Mystery Babylon as a woman riding a beast. The beast is pictured as rising out of the sea
“Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication”
“Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns,[b] and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.” Revelation 13:1-3
The juxtaposition of these two passages paints the picture of Mystery Babylon as a woman riding the beast as it rises out of the sea. Mystery Babylon initially brings the beast system into power and controls it in the same way a rider controls the horse. Mystery Babylon needs the power of the beast to enforce her rule, but dominates the beast through manipulation.
The beast Mystery Babylon manipulates is a strange creature indeed. It has seven heads which stands for seven kingdoms. In ch I wrote that these stand for seven empires that Mystery Babylon controlled. This passage speaks of an eighth kingdom. This is the final form of the beast system. This kingdom is described as “was, and is not,” meaning that it was a form that existed prior to John’s time. In other words, it was a kingdom that pre-dates the Roman Empire.
“Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.” Rev 17:9-11
Who is this beast? There are three clues. It is a composite beast, being “of the seven.” It is distinct, being uniquely described as “going to perdition.” The third clue is found comparing Gen 11 to Rev 13. It is the original Babylon because Babylon was the only head that truly ruled the entire human race.
A comparison of Rev 13 to Dan 7 presents to us a picture of the modern world. Many commentators interpret Dan 7 as a repeat of Dan 2 prophecy. Dan 2 was a prophecy of dominant ancient powers: Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. Verse 17 rules out the possibility that the prophecy applies to these nations. It says, “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.”(KJV) All four nations, represented by beasts Daniel saw, are kingdoms future to Daniel’s perspective at the time he received the vision. Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome were all in existence at the time the vision was revealed to Daniel, so these are not the nations in the vision. This vision is of four modern nations.
“In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, telling the main facts. Daniel spoke, saying, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other. The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. Dan 7:1-4
The Lion has long been a symbol of England-Great Britain164. The eagle’s wings represent the United States. Their plucking represents the American Revolutionary War. The Lion represents Britain, and by extension, the English-speaking world. During the nineteenth, Great Britain, known as the empire in which the sun never sets, became the dominant power of earth. During the 20th century, Britain became eclipsed by the United States, who took her mother’s place as the dominant power on earth.
And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’ Dan 7:5
The Bear has been long recognized as a symbol of Russia-Soviet Union165. The command to the bear to devour much flesh means to conquer much territory. The Russian Empire was one of the largest empires ever. Even today, Russia is the largest nation in the world in terms of land area. Russia also brought upon the world the evil legacy of Communism. Russia, and by extension the Communist world is represented by the bear.
After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it. Dan 7:6
The identification of the leopard is the least certain among the four beasts. Some have identified the Leopard with Germany. This author believes that the basis for the identification is in the primary military weapon used. The primary assault vehicle used in land invasion modern warfare is the tank. The most popular tank in the world is called the Leopard Tank. These were first produced in Germany, but have been adopted all over Europe. The Leopard 2 is the primary tank used in NATO operations166. The leopard represents Europe.
The four wings of the leopard represent the four primary cultural groups in continental Europe. They are the Germans, French, Spanish, and Italian.
The English-speaking world, Europe, and the Communist world are the first three beasts. These powers have shaped the modern world into the condition it is today. They redrew the map of much of the world. They came together after World War 2 to create a monster that was both different from any of them individually and a composite of all of them. A comparison of Revelation 13 and Dan 7 further identifies the beast. Dan 7 shows prophetic images of future kingdoms. Both are prophecies of a ten horned beast that would be the final beast to reign before the Lord sets up His physical kingdom on earth.
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. Dan 7:7-8
“Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a Leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.” Rev 13:1-2
The United Nations is the only organization that fits these criteria. It was formed in 1945 and supported with the help of Europe, the English-speaking world, and the Communist world. The United Nations is a composite of the major powers and also different from these powers. The United Nations is a Satanic organization.
164 “Coats of Arms”, Official Website of the British Monarchy, 2008-2009,
165 Ivano State University, 2006
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166 Leopard 2A4, Main Battle Tank