Building Part 5 Identity of the Multinational
17:7 "And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou
marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of
the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and
ten horns. 8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and
shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, 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, and is not, and yet is. 9 And here is the mind which
hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which
the woman sitteth. 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. 11 And the beast
that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the
seven, and goeth into perdition."
In this passage of scripture we are given a description of
the seven head and ten horn beast which provided the means
by which the woman, mystery Babylon, carried her
fornications throughout the world. This beast exists in the
past, the present, and the future: "the beast that was,
and is not, and yet is."
The beast ascends out of the bottomless pit where in
Revelations Chapter 20 the dragon was bound for a thousand
years so as not to be able to gather the nations together
during that time. The angel over the bottomless pit is Satan
and the bottomless pit is God's eternal judgment against
sin. Previously we saw the beast under the power and
authority of the dragon rise up out of the sea of humanity.
Now we see it ascending out of the bottomless pit and
carrying the harlot woman.
As we have previously shown, this beast is a multinational
political power that reigns over the kingdoms of this world.
It is said to have seven heads, five of which are fallen,
one is, and one that is not yet come. The scriptures
describe the first six multinational political kingdoms.
These are Syria, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and
Rome. At the time of the writing of the book of Revelation
the first five were fallen. Rome existed at that time as the
one that is. The seventh head is said to be not yet come,
but when he comes he must continue a short space. Since
Rome, there has been no multinational kingdom reigning over
the majority of the nations of the earth. There have been
several attempts to form such a beast, but none has
succeeded to date.
Revelation Chapter 20 informs us that after the thousand
years end that Satan will be loosed out of the bottomless
pit for a little season to gather the nations together to
encompass the camp of the saints. We will have more to say
about this when we get to Chapter 20.
The wording, "the beast that was, and is not, even he is
the eight and is of the seventh," is interesting. For
something to be is not and yet is indicates that it exists
in a different form. The seven heads: Syria, Assyria,
Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and the future head are
all tangible and visible. For something to be "of the seven"
and yet to be "the eight" and to "be not" and "yet be"
indicates that it is largely invisible as a beast and covert
instead of overt. In addition, the fact that it is of the
seven indicates that it has been around all along throughout
the reign of the overt seven head, ten-horn beast. This
indicates a secret organization that has beastly
Nimrod was a kingdom builder and sought to build a one-world
kingdom when he built Babel and the tower. God, of course,
thwarted his attempts with the confusion of tongues. Such a
covert organization would have as it main goal to build a
one-world government. There are several references in the
scriptures to kingdom builders:
22:22 "The stone which the builders refused is become
the head stone of the corner."
2. Ezek. 27:4 "Thy borders are in the midst of the
seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty."
3. Matt. 21:42 "Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never
read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders
rejected, the same is become the head of the corner:
this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our
eyes? 43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God
shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing
forth the fruits thereof."
4. Mk. 12:10 "And have ye not read this scripture;
The stone which the builders rejected is become the head
of the corner: 11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is
marvellous in our eyes?"
5. Acts 4:11 "This is the stone which was set at
nought of you builders, which is become the head of the
6. 1 Peter 2:7 "Unto you therefore which believe he
is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the
stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made
the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and
a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the
word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were
are several secret organizations in the world today, working
in secret to direct the course of human events toward a
one-world government. One only has to look on the back of
the one-dollar bill to see the term "novus ordo seclorum"
which means new world order along with the unfinished
pyramid topped off by the all-seeing eye. This indicates
that the builders are planning a new world order in which
the all-seeing eye will be worshipped (Satan).
"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, and is not,
and yet is." This simply states that all the non-elect
will wonder at the beast and the woman carried by the beast.
I was recently asked if the woman and the beast could
deceive the elect. My answer was "what did John do in verse
6?: Rev. 17:6 "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."
If even the apostle can be deceived at the natural beauty
and organization of the woman and the beast, then she could
deceive any of God's unsuspecting people. We do know,
however, that all the non-elect wonder at her and the beast.
Part 6 Binding of Satan
20:1 "And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the
key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is
the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And
cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a
seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more,
till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that
he must be loosed a little season."
The word, angel, means messenger. The messenger is the
messenger of the covenant as set forth in Mal. 3:1:
"Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the
way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly
come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom
ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of
hosts." He came down from heaven to do the Father's
will. In Rev. chapter 9 Satan is called the angel of the
bottomless pit: 9:11 "And they had a king over them,
which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the
Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his
name Apollyon." Thus the messenger of the covenant
(Christ) has locked up the messenger of the bottomless pit
(Satan) for a thousand years.
Someone may ask, "If Satan is locked up, then why does he
cause me such trouble?" Satan is not locked up so as not to
be able to cause us trouble or to make shipwreck people's
lives. He is not locked up so as not to be able to entice us
to sin. Indeed he causes much havoc in people's lives and in
the world. "How then," we may ask, "is Satan locked up?"
Specifically he is locked up so as to deceive the nations no
more until the thousand years should be fulfilled. If you
will recall in chapter 17 we read about the seven heads of
the seven headed beast: :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." The
seventh multinational kingdom has not yet arisen to reign
over the earth. Satan has been bound so as not to be able to
form this seventh head until the thousand years is
fulfilled. Verse 4 speaks to us about the significance of
the thousand years and we will save our comments about the
thousand years until we get to verse 4.
The use of the word, chain, is indicative of the bondage
that Satan is under. He is not able to form the seventh
kingdom until that chain is removed by the Lord. Once the
chain is removed and God sets that date, then Satan shall go
forth to once again deceive the nations into yielding to a
multinational one world government. Perhaps the United
Nations is that seventh head, time will tell.
That the Lord has the key to lock and unlock tells us that
He has sovereign control over what Satan is allowed to do.
Satan can do no more than what he is allowed to do. This
doesn't mean that God causes Satan to do what he does. It
just means that Satan is limited by God's sovereign control.
Job is a good example of this control that God has over
Satan. Satan could not touch Job so long as God had him
hedged in. Once God removed the hedge then Satan did his
damage, but only to the extent that God would allow him. He
couldn't touch Job's life because God restricted him. Thus
Satan cannot form this seventh head until God's allows him
Let us not forget that once the thousand years is fulfilled,
Satan will be loosed a little season so as to go forth and
deceive the nations once again.