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Revelation 17 - A Review of the Seven Heads

Norman McNulty

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Norman McNulty

Neurologist at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Lawrenceburg, TN

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  • October 24, 2009
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him him him to be here again before and have an high-end author thankful to report that my wife Jo will be back in two days she's been gone for each scene I've been counting obviously and yet Longley get used to being married and that you take for granted the blessing that is sometimes that the list has been blessing which she has been dealing they've Artie had five baptisms in the campaign she's been preaching down in Brazil they have another five scheduled for tonight and they expect more to follow so she's had a great blessing preaching the truth of the in the face to the people down in Brazil and today is your last status each and I'm speaking here so by the grace of God were ministering for got together and it's a blessing to have a wife use committed to beyond this message before we start like to have a word of Fern we will get started father in heaven we thank you for this Sabbath day we thank you for the opportunity she can before you ever create a US senior spirit a very special way please speak through me they are the law side of the knee this message is clear and compelling this is my prayer in Jesus name in the in the fact that my wife is actually down in Brazil giving the truth of the atom this message the people down there is a testimony to the fact that we have a worldwide massive our message is not for just Loma Linda although it certainly is for Loma Linda but it's also for were every Haitian singer and song and people and so I am very thankful to be part of a group of people that have worldwide message and we had a prophetic message and for those of you who may have been paying attention Q days ago on Thursday with October twenty two two thousand nine and if you're counting years that's one hundred and sixty five years since eighteen forty four bits for your system or the body refers not rotting earth we have a prophetic message we had a world wide message and that prophetic message of and is of course found in the books of Daniel and Revelation and in the book testimonies the ministers page one fourteen this is a famous favorite realm whites is when the books of Daniel and Revelation are better understood believers will have an entirely different religious experience they will be given such glimpses of the open gates of heaven the heart and mind will be impressed with the character that almost develop in order to realize the blessedness which is to be the reward of the pure in heart deal we really have a alliance of the open gates of having have you thought about what it will be like to walk through the gates into having to see Jesus as King of kings and Lord of lords as your Savior do you think about that where the only thing you're thinking about is your next day in class or your next they are word we as God 's people should be studying this prophetic message so that we can catch a glimpse of what heaven will be like as we get to heaven heaven will be our home and we should feel like we belong there before never thinking about our home we probably wouldn't feel like we belong there and so we should be studying and thinking about our home we want to catch a live of the glorious heaven and of Jesus Christ Q is there it was made away possible for us to have that experiencing them so we have a prophetic message we have a message that is worldwide in nature and it will be to the very close of time and not message is based on the word of God and so I'm thankful for this word for which we can base our faith upon a guy every decision of our lives and of everything that we believe in so today we are going to study from the word of God are prophetic message in so today I felt impressed by the Lord shoe share on where we are in prophecy based on Revelation seventeen and so we are going to look at Revelation seventeen now in revelation seventeen is not white bread all it meant that but it's good for us to get into the meat of God 's wording on some were going to look at Revelation seventeen and the revelation seventeen could Internet shall be entitled to judgment Babylon its original look at this and in Revelation chapter seventeen starting in verse one is the there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials and talk to me saying and reconsider I will show them even unto thee the judgment of the great war that sit upon many waters with whom the king dear committed fornication and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication reverse three so he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast full of names of blasphemy having seven heads and ten horns now I'm going to assume that you understand certain symbols on the take time to explain basic symbols I'm going to mention them in passing a woman in the Bible represents the church and a beast in the Bible represents the kingdom so here you have a kingdom which of the political power with a woman which is a religious power so here you have union of church and state a woman in a piece of woman sitting on the beast their notice if this is the scribe saying this woman sitting upon abuse is full of names of blasphemy having seven heads and ten horns now there are other places in the book of Revelation that describe a similar beads in fact in Revelation thirteen you will see this revelation chapter thirteen verse one says and I stood upon the spirit the sand of the sea and saw a piece right 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 okay DC but the parallel Revelation seventeen and woman on a beach that has seven heads and ten horns full of names of blasphemy Revelation thirteen you have a piece that has seven heads and ten horns with the names of blasphemy you see the same connection that clear so if you look at Revelation seventeen the way to understand Revelation seventeen is connected to Revelation thirteen Revelation thirteen you have a beast with seven heads and ten horns that has names of blasphemy Revelation seventeen you have a beast with seven heads and worth with the names of blasphemy so and based on the fact that you have a woman sitting on the beast this describes a picture of a union of Church and State University it talks about the kings of the earth have committed fornication with this power that of course is unlawful spiritual union with this power in verse four it's interesting you look at the description of this woman that of this woman I can read the verse that everything in the clothing and everything the one thing it's interesting if you look in the old testament the description of the priestly garments the colors and the descriptions are similar the priestly garment has a color leave that this power is lacking the and it's interesting in the book of Numbers fifteen hundred and thirty eight and thirty nine God tells us people that the color blue on their garments with appointment to the law of God so this is a key of the beast that has seven heads and ten horns for the name of blasphemy a woman riding a beast or a union of church and state of religious power with local power is lacking in the law of God so moving quickly here and as we move along we see in verse five that the name of this instance universe vices upon her forget was a name written mystery Babylon the great the mother of harlots and abominations of years so what are we talking about here were talking about Babylon Revelation seventeen in the first beast of Revelation thirteen are describing Babylon and what is so bad about that one but she would be the mother of harlot abominations of your first six and I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus and when I saw her I wondered with great admiration of this power that one isn't driving with a blood of the same obviously eight first accusing power against God 's people in inverse seven the angel told John why did you marvel in its folly the mystery of the woman and of the and in verse eighteen he tells him what the woman is if the great city which reigns over the kings of the years and if you look in Revelation seventeen there is only one city that's name of the city about the woman is Babylon in its religious aspect in verses eight through seventeen describe the political arm of Babylon were to look at this so starting in verse eight the beast that thou thought was and is not and shall ascend out of the bottomless and go into perdition and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world when they behold the beast that was the new law and yet it now if you study Revelation carefully you'll see that there is similar language in Revelation thirteen as in Revelation seventeen verse eight notice it talks about the beast that you saw was and is not that neither used to be in right now it's not something happens it but it's going to come back it will go into perdition him even while on the earth shall wonder you remember a verse in Revelation thirteen that sounds very similar to that Revelation thirteen verse three says speaking of this piece that has seven having ten horns that's the same beast of Revelation seventeen is and I saw one of his head as it were wounded to death and his deadly wound was healed and all the world wondered after the beast now Revelation seventeen eighths is made to dwell on the earth shall wonder towards this means Revelation thirteen says all the world shall wonder after the bees and immersed in it says Esther chapter thirteen and all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him whose names are not written in the book of of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world so there you have similar language shoot they that dwell on the Uris in Revelation seventeen shall wonder whose names were not written in the book of what you see the connection there so revelation thirteen describes the beast with seven had transformed with the names of blasphemy but receives adeptly when the deadly wound was healed and in all the world wondered after the beast and those whose names are not written in the book of the walk of life and worship this beast Revelation seventeen eight says this beast was is not and when it comes back all those who dwell on the earth shall wonder those whose names are not written in the book of life were talking about the same PowerPC that the revelation thirteen Revelation seventeen are talking about the same power now what does that have to do you with where we are today while in Revelation seventeen were describing this piece that was is not and shall ascend out of the bottomless Revelation thirteen says this beast receives a deadly wound the deadly wound is healed in all the earth will wonder after the beef now this is the biggest whiteboard in the world ahead were to use it and hopefully you'll be able to read it what I'm going to do you is divine revelation seventeen inch you read sector house present and future according to Revelation seventeen the beast that you saw was about half right presently it is not and what's going to happen in the future it will send it shell of certain books revelation seventeen verse eighty so that's the initial understanding of past present and future now in addition to that in the future according to Revelation seventeen they that dwell on the earth here of shall wonder so in the future the earth shall wonder after the beats and according to Revelation seventeen eighty this beast will go into perdition at so that you sure what a revelation seventeen person a nominal question is how do we define prophetically speaking what is past present and future how do we know when the beast was is not and shall assert while there's a few ways because we've we've seen that Revelation thirteen in Revelation seventeen are talking about the same power and revelation thirteen you have the deadly wound and in Revelation thirteen the deadly wound is healed which allows this piece to ascend from the bottomless set does that make sense for the deadly wound is healed and that allows this piece to ascend out of the bottomless so in Revelation chapter thirteen the beast receives adeptly when the deadly wound was healed in which Paul that without beasts have Howard for twelve hundred and sixty years since until it receives the deathly way now again I'm making a sensor that you studied the Bible and how this prophecy but when did the one thousand two hundred and sixty years come to an end and the deathly win-win with it received seventeen ninety eight that's a very important point because seventeen ninety eight the Hans the dividing line then in Revelation seventeen between the past and the present so the beast was then is not and it shall assert it received the deadly wound with which hot will be referred to in the past BCI you kill the beast now it was and is not in that happened in seventeen ninety eight and in the future the deadly wound will be healed so that's Revelation seventeen verse eight with respect she where we are right now now this is where things get a little interesting going to verse nine resources series the mind which hath wisdom the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman said it inverse senses and there are seventeen years in a linear translation think they also are seventeen for the seven heads are seven mountains and there also seventeen and this is where we continue in our understanding of past present and future verse ten says five are fallen one is and the other is not yet come so I'm going to consume you here to race a couple of things here so with respect shoot past present and future in the past five are fallen you see how that works fiber fallen one is the other is not yet see some of we have by comparison Revelation thirteen showed what his past or present futuristic beast was is not an show within based on the fact that it received the deadly wounded seventeen ninety eight and we see that five shadings or five Heather fallen five seventeen ninety eight one presently is after seventeen ninety eight and sometime in the future one will come or shall offend or want one of my income and according to Revelation seventeen the five hats can also be described as five note and then the first seven rounds uncertified mountains near the six Mountains zero seven mountainous Kyrgyzstan now in the Bible what is announcing according to Daniel chapter key remember the stone comes in the image and become the great mountain and filled the whole earth and what was that great mountain that fill the whole earth it was God 's everlasting kingdom some amounts and in Scripture represents a change in and Jeremiah fifty one twenty four five you can write that down also describes a mountain as a kingdom now some people said these seven mountains or hills are the seven hills that the city of Rome sits upon the issue but that is but there's a number of cities that sit on seven hills in San Francisco being one of them so you got share for when you jump to conclusions about what the seven hills of the seven Mountains are in biblically speaking if we are in truly consistent with the Bible with Daniel and Revelation a mountain simply represents a change in and in mentioned specifically that the woman sits on these mountains were on these kingdoms so these mountains again represent the political arm that give support to the religious or you may be asking okay so what are these five hundred fallen on these five teams that are fallen one that is in woman is not yet come well what seemed and if amount of the change in the courts the woman that system sonnet what seems through out the history of earth have supported the religious arm of Babylon of the question and if you look through history and if you like simply Revelation chapter seventeen in the book of Daniel and Revelation the prophetic kingdoms that are relevant to the religious and political elements of Babylon start with power because Daniel chapter she describes the sequence of kingdoms from the time of Babylon to the end of time and revelation does the same thing how I know that if you look at Revelation thirteen the beast that has seven heads and ten horns it's a composite beast the house of Leopard affair and online which are symbolic of Babylonia Persia and Greece so it only makes sense to start where Revelation and Daniel start with the ancient kingdom of Babylon so these were the kingdoms that provided support for the woman the seventh month of Babylon media Persia Greece pagan Rome and papal room or Christian cents seventeen ninety eight five seeing those that have supported the woman are Babylon media Persia Greece pagan Rome papal room up she is seventeen ninety eight the question then is what is the six kingdoms that provide support for the woman and what will the seventh kingdom the that's what we are looking at as far as what is relevant what is relevant in light of today's prophecy if you want at the revelation you'll notice that Revelation thirteen seventeen have a lot of connection to each other and readily we've already seen that the first beast of Revelation thirteen is the same as the beast of Revelation seventeen seven S Sanborn for the name of blasphemy now is there another beast in Revelation thirteen yes there is there is a second piece a lamb like peace that comes up out of the earth and it looks like a lamb but speaks like a dragon by definition a beast is a kingdom in Bible prophecy and just as the first beast receives the deadly with the past see you have a second redistricting that comes on the scene to replace and it just so happens that in seventeen ninety eight Western Europe recognized the United States of the sovereign nation is so the United States is the sixteenth nineteen eighty asking how the United States provide a place for Babylon to set up on how does the United States as a political kingdom for Babylon after seventeen ninety and I thought this was the land of religious liberty and freedom we can worship speak as we freely choose or remember in eighteen forty four the Protestant churches rejected the message of the accident teaching and maybe came part of the fallen church is about one of my revelation seventeen describes Babylon is the mother of harlot because there are daughter churches that are following after her and so the following Protestant churches in the United States have provided a seat for Babylon after seventeen ninety eight so that is where we are right now and of course God has his people in every church that's why we are called to give a message to say come out of her my people those are God 's people as a worldwide message is a loving message and the most loving thing we can do is tell them this is what the Bible says because Jesus loves me the worst thing we could do is to say we don't want to hurt their feelings in reliance anything to set this is where we are presently speaking now and in the future it says the other is not yet come and when he cometh he must continue a short space now I want to say a few things about the hands and and everything there are some Adventist features you have started the seventh of his Egypt and Syria are good men they mean well not salvation will issue the diet if you study Daniel and Revelation you won't find anywhere else in Daniel and Revelation were Egypt and Assyria have anything to do aesthetically speaking as a king they were kingdoms but they were part of the prophetic picture some people say that the six had is Christian Christian ruminants wounded state the problem I have with that understanding is according to Scripture the beast that was at this time is not so if it is not it can still be out of the mixer is it either is or is not and if you're saying is that it is not your thing the Scripture contradicts itself so it would only make sense that whatever the sixth that is it's not Christian Rome in its wounded snake because when it's wounded it's not just wounded to death and have to have a resurrection in the few you are a point of clarification because there's some good scholar he keeps of the six that is wrong in the wounded stay in none of the making of that person I just don't see having you would be able to explain them in a logical manner now in the future this is what we have the beast of revelations seventeen verse eight is going to ascend out of the bottomless threat and going to perdition the seventh head is going to come and will continue a short space and in verse eleven we see the beast that was and is not even if he is the eighth and is of the seven and go into perdition and noticed that Revelation seventeen makes it very clear that the beast that was is not an offense is the beast that goes into producing Revelation seventeen eleven fifty eight which is of the seven goes into perdition so when you have the seven you also have the eighth and whatever the eighth is is the same as the beast that was and is not from the bottles that you see that the beast that received the deadly wound and comes up out of the bottom of the and goes in the tradition is the same as the eight which is of the seven windows in the provision the same thing so the question then is we've identified this beast that shall soon as the same thing as the beast that receive the deadly wound were talking about papal Rome near when it comes back to the eight edges of the seven socialist the seventh that will come in the future of the question set up the seventh head will continue for a short space now here's what some other well-meaning people the they say that the seven heads are seven of now here's the problem with that again the seven hundred describe the seven kings if you look at Daniel 's seven eighteen is a kingdom Daniel seven seventeen is the seven have dropped to describe the seven mountains any mountain is a kingdom eight how is not a king so people say while the deadly wound was healed in nineteen twenty nine and if you count from there the six Pope John Paul II and the seventh of the debt that means a short space and some eighth of June the seventh when John Paul II forget resurrected people actually believe that stuff the thought of it that's not consistent with what the Bible teaches about way seeing an amount represented by the prop a king amount in Bible prophecy is eighteen so we want to know who the seventh kingdom will be that when you have the seven years the thing to realize the eighth which is of the seven is the same as the beast that was and is not and comes back to life it's number eight because it can only exist again in a resurrected a or another where they can only exist again when the deadly when it has been sealed when the seventh kingdom comes in a place so you can have a info you have seven Islamic friends so in verse twelve it says the ten horns Revelation seventeen the ten horns which thou saw starts ten things which have received no kingdom as the but receive power as kings one hour with the bees these have one mind and shall give their power and strength unto the beasts those as interesting as those of you have ten horns which are ten C him as they have received no kingdom as yet for some warrants are described as being to have each kingdom notice of singular you see that so that's formed in the reactor was here the mind which hath with things that were yet to really concentrate that the ten ones which are ten kings are not in the same since scenes of the first sixteen they are ten horns which happen to represent shadings who will have one kingdom that will continue for a short space so the seventh had is a global kingdom if you look through Scripture the numbers and represents a global totality of what you have ten Commandments is interesting when you look at the image Daniel two you have tens has enough when the stone strikes the image to have ten horns which represent ten kings you have no kingdom as yet but in the future but sometime in the future you will have a global power that has a kingdom and what does this global power to receive the kingdom what do they do notice eight they receive power as kings one hour with the beats and the beast the beast that ascends out of the bottomless with it which is of the seven and what of a deity this is not as these have one mind and shall give their power and strength unto the bees so this is interesting what happened in seventeen ninety eight the pup got taken captive and papal Rome loss of political power he went from being a religious medical power that you use the suitable arm to control how people wrote worshiped religiously and they walked that power in seventeen ninety eight the in the future seems to the years will commit fornication with this power by giving their power and strength to the beats and what does that mean that means the kings of Europe will give their political power that the papal room and that means the deadly wound will be so when is the deadly wound healed in the future when the beast descends on the bottom of the people try to say that the deadly wound was healed in nineteen twenty nine and you could say that maybe the process began at that point but it will not be completely healed until the beast this is out of the bottomless pit and the kings of the year for the seventh had give their power and strength to the beats that will be in the future and yet if you're paying attention and not ignoring the clear signs focusing on the things of this earth the pleasures of life that really don't matter if you're paying its tension shooting the signs of the times you will see that things are happening to bring the king thirty years said to make in the one minds of the baking begin your power and strength to the bees the notice what happens in verse fourteen when the seventh as of power and strength of the beast that means you also have the eighth which is of the seven which means that now those you dwell on the earth are worshiping this decently given to perdition all the world wonders after the peace in verse fourteen this is the show me a war when the land and the Lamb shall overcome them for he is Lord of more than King of Kings and they that are with him are called and chosen and faithful so notice when this power when the beast unites with the kings of the earth and they come together with one mind it's not a good thing why because they make more with the Lamb who is Jesus Christ and from a human perspective it seems of the year the least power are making more with the land humanly speaking he was a boy they are going there to take care of that women's short order but they don't realize you are really finding it and so when the whole world comes together and says wow isn't it so great were all just coming together and worked putting aside our differences and were just all following Jesus in another matter what we believe were just all get to do the same thing on is that one group of people come the Bible so irrelevant in the embrace they are making more with the land in the person of God saying and Revelation chapter while we are still that God 's saints in Jerusalem as they overcame him by the lot of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony and they loved not their lives into the death and Revelation twelve seventeen we see that the Dragon crew in Revelation thirteen Seagate 's power and authority to the beast gets resurrected the Dragon was wroth with a woman and went to make war with the remnant of her seed which keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ so there is going to be a war in the future which leaned the kings of the earth with Babylon who are united with that one against God Saints you keep the commandments of God and in this battle this is what's going to happen Revelation eighteen is going to happen in Revelation eight C while that seems of the earth are coming together when Babylon God has his people could will give the message from heaven in verse one is is that after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven having great power and the earth was lightened with his glory this is a message from heaven it will enlighten the years with the glory of God the glory will go shoot God not shoe man if you wonder why this message has not occurred yet it's because many of the preachers and teachers who take the glory and credit consultants that are getting the glory God wanted to hear a heartbroken revelation seventeen today now most powerful thing God is looking for people who will humbly teach the words that will soon the light of God 's glory to the world that will point people to God and not the speaker and when that happened the Earth will be light of his glory and notice with his message says in verse two and he cried mightily with a strong voice think Babylon the great is fallen is fallen and has become a habitation of doubles and the hold of every foul spirit and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird for all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of the of her fornication and the chains of years the seventh of a committed fornication with her ember 's worth of them I heard another voice from heaven saying out of her my people that ye be not partakers of persons and that you receive not of her plagues God is calling us to give a message to Babylon backhauled his people out and into his last date Bobby because John has his people in every church but at the very end of time in order to keep those people his people he's got teeth of receiving the market would be in order to not receive the mark of the beast you've got to come out about and when God 's message enlightened the earth with his glory people will then see okay this is the dividing line between truth and error and those you have never heard history before now they will come into this message when this message is given with great power you can see the same concept in Daniel eleven versus forty four and forty five it's interesting if you look at history today you can see history being fulfilled before our very eyes on even twenty years ago and thirty Q now a second background about four years old you hear a lot of things but a lot of things that happened in the last twenty years that we thought would never happen and in great controversy page six of five we are told hereto for those you presented the truth of the third Angels message have often been regarded as Nero warns their predictions of religious intolerance would gain control of the United States of church and state we unite to persecute those who keep the commandments of God not for an pronounced groundless and observe it has been confidently declared that this land could never become other than what has been the defender of religious freedom that is the question of enforcing Sunday observance is widely agitated the advance so long doubt and disbelief does seem to be approaching in the third message will produce an effect which it could not have happened so there is going to come a time when this message will have a powerful effect and noticed that you give the message it says at the time comes for the third Angels message to be given the greatest power the Lord will work him through meeting the minds of those you consecrate themselves to the service the laborers will be qualified rather by the function of the spirit and by the training of literary institutions there's nothing wrong with being trained by literary institutions and at the same time God is not dependent on the training of literary implications to give the three Angels messages and there may be people who have three or five PhD 's thing may have grave concerns about people who preach the truth of power but that doesn't change the fact that the Holy Spirit is working for those who happen to have the same training as those of the five PhD staff now there's also PhD 's are giving the truth of power and thankful for the so is certainly there's nothing wrong in another thought to have higher education the Goth looking for people who in the last days will study our prophetic message will be excited about our prophetic identity who will share in a powerful way with all those around us so that when these things take place as we move into the future of Revelation seventeen as seen over the years come together to unite with bow arm that God 's people will rise and through the power the Holy Spirit yet the three Angels messages with power so that the earth will be widened with the glory of God my prayer for out of is that we will can send you to uplift the word of God to proclaim the message for our time to uplift the three Angels messages because that is the message that God is given cures that will help skin through his people to finish this work here on this Earth and I pray that each one of us here will be faithful to every word of the Bible to the writings of if your prophecy and give the message faithfully and with power may we close with her father in heaven we thank you for this message we thank you for how you have revealed to us what will take place presently and in the future in the books of Daniel and Revelation may we have understanding may we be humble they we share this truth with love and with power may we not do so in a way that would bring disrepute future characters that she do so in a way that represents a lot of character of Christ thank you so much for all you blossoms with given forget Sabbath day now this is my current using

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