Many teachers of Bible prophecy believe that the antichrist himself will suffer a fatal head wound, but if you look at the scripture carefully, you can easily get a different impression: “One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed” (13:3, niv).
Remember, John saw the Beast rising out of the sea, which probably means rising from many peoples. But John used the term “beast” in several ways in Revelation, sometimes talking about the antichrist and at other times talking about the antichrist system, the one-world government system that is against God. Here, I believe the latter is the more correct understanding, that is, this beast is the antichrist system. This one-world government will have ten horns, seven heads, and ten diadems (13:1).
Revelation 17:12–13 tells us that the ten horns are ten kings who will receive power with the Beast for a relatively short time, and their sole purpose is to give their power to the Beast. The seven heads, according to Revelation 17:9–10, are seven mountains on which the harlot rides and seven kings: “Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.” READ MORE
All three anticipate war, chaos, and suffering on epic levels prior to the arrival of key figures in their faiths. Is it possible they could be the same war either partially or in totality?
John’s description of this beast is horrifying, but as we’ve seen before, these descriptions have symbolic meanings. For instance, the Beast will have seven heads and ten horns; the heads most likely represent seven world empires and the horns indicate power. Seven usually means completeness in the Bible, so this evil beast will literally rule the world. The ten horns represent ten lesser rulers who will be associated with him, out of which the antichrist will emerge. The ten crowns—diadems—represent absolute power. According to Daniel 7:24, the antichrist will subdue three of these kings, so he can rule unchallenged. Whatever else this description of the Beast entails, it indicates a person with tremendous international power.
On the Beast’s head are “blasphemous names.” In John’s time, the Roman emperors had taken such titles as Dominus and Kurios, both meaning “Lord” in Latin and Greek, respectively. During the reign of Nero, coins bore his image along with the inscription, “The Savior of the World.” John said that this will happen again under the antichrist. READ MORE
Satan attempts to counterfeit all the good things God has provided, so we should not be surprised that just as there is a Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the Enemy has a trinity as well. The players in this evil threesome are Satan (the Dragon), the Beast (the antichrist), and a second beast (the False Prophet). This second beast is a public relations man of sorts who causes the world to worship the Beast and Satan. They are intent on ruling the world, and for a time, it looks as if the devil and his demon-possessed puppets will succeed. But then Jesus Christ returns—and the devil and his motley crew receive everything they deserve.
You will be rewarded and will reign forever with Jesus in a new heaven and a new earth. That’s where we are going, but the going gets extremely rough between now and then.
John saw the antichrist, a world leader who rises to power because of his great oratory skills and his winsome charisma. He will promise people everything they want to hear, but he will ultimately lead them into bondage and death. READ MORE
One of the greatest things about being on the air is the opportunity we have to bring you exceptional guests. On a recent broadcast, we had the privilege of hosting Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (Producer of The Voice, Survivor, and many others) when they came to tell us about their new movie, SON OF GOD.
Our family had a chance to preview this amazing film with Roma and Mark and I have to say that I have never seen a more beautiful depiction of the life of Christ in such a sweeping, epic production. We were awestruck and captivated as we watched. The impact of this amazing film cannot be overstated. This larger-than-life movie portrays the story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection in the New Testament featuring powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar winner Hans Zimmer. READ MORE
One of the greatest things about being on the air is the opportunity we have to bring you exceptional guests. On a recent broadcast, we had the privilege of hosting Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (Producer of The Voice, Survivor, and many others) when they came to tell us about their new movie, SON OF GOD. Our family had a chance to preview this amazing film with Roma and Mark and I have to say that I have never seen a more beautiful depiction of the life of Christ in such a sweeping, epic production. We were awestruck and captivated as we watched. The impact of this amazing film cannot be overstated. This larger-than-life movie portrays the story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection in the New Testament featuring powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar winner Hans Zimmer.
It’s not often that I’m starstruck, but I can truly say that having Roma Downey and Mark Burnett on the show was one of the all-time highlights of my life. These are warm and loving people, relatable in every way. Even so, when I first met them, I was like a nervous school kid! But they were quick to put all of us at ease and we had a great time talking about the Lord and their new movie. READ MORE
Summation: God says He is punishing the harlot, this Mystery Babylon because of what she’s done to you. What’s going on in America right now? America is punishing Christians, persecuting them! If you don’t believe it, you don’t know Jesus! If you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and He’s banned… we can’t use His name, we can’t even put his Cross on our army’s tent for a chaplain. They’ve even been outlawing Bible in some of the places for the chaplains.
What’s going on? They’ve rewritten the Bible! We’ve murdered 55 million babies and don’t think anything of it! Come one people! Are we that hard-hearted? Are we that cold? Are we that insane that we don’t understand? It’s talked as if abortion is a good thing.
Evil is being spoken of as good, and good as evil. Christians have become second-class citizens in a country that was founded on faith in God. Those who have faith in God are now being punished. You can’t preach the Bible publically, really. You can’t stand up against anything without being put down, without being destroyed. READ MORE
Verse 10: They will be afraid of her suffering and stand far away and say: “Terrible! How terrible for you, great city, powerful city of Babylon, because your punishment has come in one hour!” God’s name for any wicked city is Babylon. Even when Jerusalem would turn against God, God would call her Babylon.
Verse 11: “And the merchants of the earth will cry and be sad about her, because now there is no one to buy their cargoes…” Now if this Babylon was the Catholic Church, as some believe, this verse wouldn’t even make sense. Would the merchants cry over the Catholic Church going bankrupt? I doubt it. But this verse means even the people in China will weep over this one. Because when the economy breaks down, no one will buy Chinese goods! No one will buy anything because the system won’t work.
So, what is this harlot about? What is all this about? READ MORE
Back to Verse 4: “Then I heard another voice from heaven saying: “Come out of that city, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive the disasters that will come to her.” You say, “Jim, don’t preach about disasters!” I can’t help it! The Revelation is from Jesus Christ, so here’s Revelation and it’s Jesus Christ speaking: He says, “so that you will not receive the disasters that will come to her!” If you’re in love with the financial systems, and put all your hope in the financial systems, when it comes apart…. When I was in prison, the Lord spoke to me to go out and warn the people. If somebody doesn’t warn the people, the church people are going to blow their brains out because it will crash! That was over 20 years ago. God said to tell the people to fall in love with Him – not money. If they don’t, they will blow their brains out when it all crashes. READ MORE
Revelation 18:3 “She has been ruined, because all the peoples of the earth have drunk the wine of the desire of her sexual sin.” Forgive me if this offends you, but every one of them wanted to have ‘social intercourse’ with her. They have relationships with the stock market – they have relationships with pride and with all the manufacturing. This passage is not just talking about a physical sexual relationship, but a spiritual fornication – body, soul, mind, spirit has captivated all of mankind. And that almighty dollar has literally taken over all the world. The dollar itself has become an idol and that’s what mystery Babylon is.
Mystery Babylon, I believe is what the city of New York represents and that is the whore – that is the prostitute that is referred to in Revelation Chapter 18. And it’s this prostitute that we are committing spiritual fornication with. In other words, it’s the monetary systems – the power of all sales, all wholesale, the whole financial system that is antichrist. That system has turned against God – even so that the Christmas season would be the biggest money-maker in the world – the Lord’s birthday! It’s the birthday of Jesus Christ and yet He is not allowed at His own birthday party! READ MORE
Why did we erase the scripture that says, “the love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Tim 6:10)? The church has embraced the love of money! The number one thing that God is telling us is that He really, really hates a harlot that takes His place (Exodus 20:3).
If I had another woman somewhere, do you think Lori would be happy? How do you think God feels? Sin is anything that comes between us and God.
God made the ten horns want to carry out His purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until what God has said comes about (vs. 17). The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth (vs. 18). This harlot, she rules over the kings, these ten people who are going to connect for a little while… not very long. They want her money – they want her power.
I believe the ‘head’ of money is located in New York City. I believe the base of the financial system of the world is the stock market – New York City. New York City is the financial capital of the world because the stock market is there. READ MORE