The identity of the Beast with Seven heads and ten horns:
As I sat down this morning to write down the evidence from scripture that support my identification of the beast with seven heads and ten horns, I realized I would probably need about five pages or more to put down all the evidence. However, I will try to summarize the main points of my analysis here in two pages. I will post more details on this site later for those who are interested in reviewing the other details of my analysis.
The beast is first directly mentioned in Revelation 13.1 – 13.10: “REV13.1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy….”
From this, we know that the beast will rise up from the “sand of the sea”. This sand of the sea or sea of sand is a desert region. How can we be certain that this “sand of the sea” is a desert region? Revelation 17.3 refers to the location where the woman (Mystery Babylon) and beast are seated as a wilderness (desert). Isaiah 21 refers to Arabia (Babylon) as “the wilderness of the sea” or “the desert of the sea”. There are several other scriptures that support this interpretation. For example, the beast is said to wage war against the saints in the latter days, and the nations that are part of the beast confederacy attack Jerusalem and “trample down the holy city for 42 months”. “REV11.2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.” Another reason why I’m certain that the beast kingdom attacks Jerusalem is because that is where the two witnesses are killed. Revelations chapter 11 tells us the following: “REV11.7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. REV11.8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” The Lord Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem, so we can be certain that the city in question here is Jerusalem.
Now let’s ask ourselves this question: Does the bible tell as anything about which group of nations will attack Jerusalem in the latter days? It sure does. In fact, the siege of Jerusalem is mentioned by several old testament prophets. Jesus refers to the siege of Jerusalem in Luke 21:20-24 and in Matthew chapter 24. The nations that attack Jerusalem are listed in Psalms 83:5-8 as quoted below:
PSA83.5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: PSA83.6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; PSA83.7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; PSA83.8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
So who are these nations in today’s world? Here’s what my research suggests:
Edom: Jordan/Saudi Arabia
Ishmaelites: Saudi Arabia
The Hagarenes: Region east of Gilead and east of the Jordan river
Ammon: Jordan (Capital City: Amman)
Amalek: Saudi Arabia (From Havilah to Shur according to 1 Samuel 15:7)
The Philistines (Palestine):
Assur: Assyria (Iraq)
Several scriptures also suggest that these nations are helped by Egypt (Zecharia 14), Iran (Elam/Media/Persia) (Isaiah 21), and Turkey (Ezekiel 38). I will post details of those scriptures on this site when I get a chance.
The beast with seven heads and 10 horns is led by Mystery Babylon. We also know that the saints of God who refuse to receive the mark of the beast will be beheaded. “REV20.4 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 Jesus, and for the word of God, 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 Christ a thousand years.”
An angel explains to John in Revelation chapter 17 that the beast is an eighth kingdom which shall have dominion for a short period. He also says that this kingdom was not in existence at the time the revelation was given to John, but that the kingdom will come back into existence in the latter days.
“REV17.10 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. REV17.11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. REV17.12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. REV17.13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”
In conclusion, the beast with seven heads and ten horns is a final kingdom that shall arise in the latter days. The ten horns are ten kings who receive power around the same time that the antichrist appears on the scene.