Seven Heads on the Beast in Revelation 13 & 17 – Part 6
March 7, 2011
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Mountains are at times used to refer to great governments or kingdoms in the Bible, such as in Isaiah when it refers to Christ’s Kingdom being established as the top Kingdom among the other nations, represented as lower mountains or little hills.
The SEVEN HEADS represent seven great mountains (governments or kingdoms) that have been composite parts in the development of the final great Revelation beast kingdom of antichrist.
Each kingdom had its own individual groupings of historical kings. These seven kingdoms of mankind have historically given their mammon contributions of knowledge, culture, and scientific advancements, as they have afflicted and affected Israel since God called her out of Egypt.
The First Head in Part 1 was the Egyptian Kingdom
The Second Head in Part 2 was the Assyrian Kingdom
The Third Head in Part 3 was the Babylonian Kingdom
The Fourth Head in Part 4 was the Medo-Persian Kingdom
The Fifth Head in Part 5 was the Grecian or Macedonian Kingdom
The Sixth Head in Part 6 was the Roman Kingdom
Revelation 13:6 –And he opened his mouth in blasphemy aga
inst God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
The ultimate blasphemy against God, of which the High Priest accused Jesus, and for which they earlier in His ministry tried to stone Him, is to claim to be God.
John 10:30-33 – I and my Father are one.  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.  Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?  The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Matthew 26:63-66 – But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.  Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.  Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses
? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
Paul’s description of the antichrist’s claim to be God seems to fit John’s verse 6 statement perfectly.
II Thessalonians 2:4 – Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
John also states that antichrist blasphemes God’s “tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” I suspect this refers to God’ s tabernacle in heaven
since those in heaven are also blasphemed, but I am not certain. In Revelation 15:5 this tabernacle located in heaven, and its opening, starts in motion a chain of events.
Revelation 15:5 – And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
After the blowing of the last trumpet, the seventh trumpet, the tabernacle of God is opened in heaven, and the day of payback for the antichrist’s blasphemy against it and the heavenly beings is about to commence.
This is vividly described in the 3 verses that follow.
Revelation 15:6-8 – And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.  And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
I teach that after the blowing of the seventh trumpet, no one on earth will be allowed to come into the presence of God through Christ – Simply stated, I do not believe anyone will be saved spiritually during the pouring out of the vials of God’s wrath on the earth.
I believe that “no man will be allowed to enter into the temple” implies this principle, but I am certainly aware that I could be wrong.
Revelation 16:1 – And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
The temple of the tabernacle of God disappears when the 1000 year reign of Christ on this present earth ends. It is not found in the final heaven age because the Lord God Almighty and
the Lamb are to become the temple of the New Jerusalem.
Revelation 21:22,23 – And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
I believe that the wide, thick veil separating the abode of God in the Temple Holy of Holies from the Holy Place, which was rent from top to bottom when Christ shed His blood and gave His flesh for our sins, will be temporarily closed as an access to salvation while the seven vials of God’s wrath are poured out on the lost on the earth left behind after the blowing of the seventh trumpet.
Matthew 27:50,51 – Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
Hebrews 10:19,20 – Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,  By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
I Thessalonians 5:9,3,4 – For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.