Who represents the Beast and Ten kings of Revelation 17??

q   Who represents the Beast and Ten kings of Revelation 17??

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While many believe that the Beast represents a revived Roman Empire and the Ten Kings the European Union, the Bible provides a very different answer.

The first clue is found in Psalm 83:3-8: “They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.”

According to biblical scholars, this confederacy has not occurred, meaning it’s prophetic. Notice the reason for this alliance – to cut off the nation of Israel. What nations are most concerned with removing Israel as a nation today? The answer is today’s Islamic Middle-Eastern nations. Ironically, all ten nations in Psalm 83 correspond to modern Islamic nations. “The following are the modern locations for these ten nations: (1) Edom – Southern Jordan, (2) Ishmaelites – Arabs, (3) Hagarenes – Egypt, (4) Gebal – Lebanon, (5) Ammon – Northern Jordan, (6) Amalek – Sinai Peninsula, (7) Philistines – Gaza Strip, (8) Tyre – Lebanon, (9) Assur – Syria and Iraq, and (10) Children of Lot – Jordan,” Restoration Study Bible, Ps. 83:4.

In addition to the Ten Kings representing Islamic nations, there is also evidence that the Beast system is Islamic. According to Revelation, the Man of Sin’s empire will be established upon seven mountains, representing seven kings or kingdoms. “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition” (Rev. 17:9-11).

Notice that these kingdoms are chronological. Five existed before John’s prophecy, one during, one that would come soon after, followed by an eighth, which would be based on the seventh. Since prophecy is always Israel centric, the first five nations likely refer to Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, and Greece. Except for Egypt, each of these nations succeeded the other. Since Rome was the superpower and governed Judea during John’s prophecy, Rome would be the sixth.

Who then would be the seventh kingdom? While many point to the barbarians and the fall of Western Rome, many ignore the fact that Rome was not defeated by the barbarians, but continued through its eastern half, which was later known as the Byzantine Empire. Interestingly, the Byzantine Empire was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in the 15th century. Based on these historical facts, the Byzantine Empire likely represents the seventh kingdom, making the eighth kingdom a revived Islamic empire or caliphate. The threat of a revived Islamic empire is certainly more probable today than it was decades ago. This is especially true with the recent upsurge of radical Islam.

Also, Revelation 20:4 speaks about the saints being beheaded as a testimony to their faith: “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Yahshua, and for the word of Yahweh, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Messiah a thousand years.” The only religion that employs dismemberment today is radical Islam, further establishing them as not only the Ten Kings, but the entire Beast system.

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Kerry
Kerry
3 years ago

If the ten toes of iron and clay is Europe.the iron being revived holy roman empire mix with the clay of islam,we must vet all who come to America,fom any nation iand profile all muslim.By peace they wage war.this should be immigration policy.

Kerry
Kerry
3 years ago

Yahshua.said in the end times to buy a sword ,is that because they are trying to take guns away?

Yosua
Yosua
Reply to  Kerry
2 years ago

In England now they begin to ban knives…

Kerry
Kerry
3 years ago

Jihad muslim extremists have already beheaded in Europe.In France don’t know if they used a sword on that catholic priest.A female in America was nearly decapped in the Midwest.When are the leaders of the political persuasion going to take Islam seriously even the so called peaceful muslim are at work supporting the radicals and do not help in apprehension of radicals.Obama betrayed America!He spoke of the peace of Islam.Let them in the white house,gave them 5 Generals for a deserter,and gave Iran 150 billion in cash Talk about aiding abeting the enemy.And he said We are no longer a Christian… Read more »

Yosua
Yosua
2 years ago

Both the ten kings of Revelation 17 and those of Psalm 83 have ONE MIND: “For they have consulted together WITH ONE CONSENT: they are confederate against thee” (Ps 83:5) “These HAVE ONE MIND, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” (Rev 17:13) So now we are almost sure that the 7th kingdom (7th head) of Rev.17 is the Ottoman empire, and that the 10 horns of Rev 17 are all on that 7th head. Now if we carefully read Rev. 17:11, we see that the whole beast is of the “seven”, NOT “seventh”, that is from… Read more »

Kasha
Kasha
Reply to  Yosua
2 years ago

So theres 20 kings in all

Frankie22
Frankie22
1 year ago

Hi, l am currently researching this subject, and found some interesting information. It might be worth looking into, Plato’s- 10 kings. From a source: ” The Atlantis of Plato is based on the political state that ruled the world before Noahs flood, and it is also a vision for the New World order, which makes it the same state that will exist in this age, before Yashuas 2nd coming. The new Atlantis is the kingdom of the Anti Christ and Plato’s ten kings are the ten kings or ” ten horns” of the Beast as described in Revelation. Mystery Babylon,… Read more »

Hayley
Hayley
Reply to  Frankie22
1 year ago

* I’m not sure how that picture got to be beside my comment- but it does not represent who l am in Yashua. Perhaps you might be able to remove that and repost somehow. Thank you.

Matthew Groen
Matthew Groen
Reply to  Frankie22
1 year ago

You might not be far off. The elites want a Utopia, i’ve also came across this “Atlantian Dream” several times where they want to create a world Utopia where everyone lives in a state of bliss and ignorance.

“Return to Eden” also comes to mind.

Tonya K Dawson
Tonya K Dawson
1 year ago

Please pray for me. My name is Tonya. I need help badly so please pray if you will, whoever reads this. 10/7/18

Kathleen Pirwitz
Kathleen Pirwitz
Reply to  Tonya K Dawson
8 months ago

Praying for you

Rogoff
Rogoff
1 year ago

It is Pope Francis the 8th King of Revelation 17..

Robert Goedde
Robert Goedde
1 year ago

Thank you for the article. It is very informative. Please allow me to post a comment and question concerning the seven heads. Daniel speaks of four beasts in Daniel chapter seven; the lion with one head, the bear with one head, a leopard with four heads and a fourth dreadful beast with one head and ten horns. There are the seven heads with ten horns. Daniel 7:12, says the dominion of the first three beasts (Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece) goes away but will be granted an extension of life at the appointed time. It seems likely that the appointed time… Read more »

Noel
Noel
Reply to  Robert Goedde
1 year ago

The book of John keeps alot of clue in Revelation 17 & 18. Who is the woman to burnt? Saudi Arabia is going to burnt by Iran being one of the ten nations to receive power of the beast. Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest 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. This correspondence with Isaiah 21 and Zechariah 5. Another clue is in Revelation 18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying…… Read more »

Tomas
Tomas
1 year ago

Your list may be right, because the guy who wrote Revelations was a Jew, and possibly he knew Psalms 83. Thank you for that reference! It made my search easier. On the other hand, the reference to the Beast 666 is not a reference to the ten kings. Emperors are beasts, and the newly deceased one is 666. Kings are separate. My opinion about Revelations is that it is a failed prophecy. It claims that Nero is fifth and eighth emperor, then comes the end of the empire, and this didn’t happen.

Ricardo Gonzalez
Ricardo Gonzalez
1 year ago

No. The Beast comes out of the sea. The sea in the Bible typifies the gentile world. When the Antichrist comes he will be an actual person. He is typified by actual persons, like Antiochus Epiphanes and Titus in the Bible. The Roman Empire will be revived, and he will be the seventh Caesar. When he comes, he must remain a little while, then he will be slain and resuscitated with the spirit of the fifth, Nero, to be the eighth. Antichrist will actually firstly help Israel and establish peace treaty for 7 years. The temple will be rebuilt and… Read more »