Pro and Con 379
THE SCARLET BEAST AS I SEE IT
CAST: GREAT RED DRAGON, BEAST, FALSE PROPHET, AND HARLOT CHURCH OF BABYLON
by Marilyn Agee
Time: Tower of Babel to Mid-Tribulation
Rev. 12:3,4: "there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a GREAT RED DRAGON (SATAN), having SEVEN HEADS (empowering 7 world empires starting with Babel and ending with Babylon III) and TEN HORNS (10 kings at the beginning of the Tribulation), and seven crowns (7 kings) upon his heads (empires). And his TAIL (Satan himself) drew the third part of the stars (angels) of heaven, and did cast them to the earth (Mid-Trib)."
Rev. 12:7-9: "there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels...And the great DRAGON was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and SATAN...he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
Time: Looking forward from the vantage point of the Pre-Trib Rapture
Rev. 17:1,3: "Come hither (hinting at the 'Come up hither' of the Rapture, Rev. 4:1); I will shew unto thee the judgment (to come on the 2300th day of the Tribulation, Dan. 8:14) of the great whore (MYSTERY RELIGION OF BABYLON) that sitteth upon many waters (nations, v. 15)...So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness (to Babylon): and I saw a woman sit (at Babylon) upon a SCARLET COLOURED BEAST, full of names of blasphemy, having SEVEN HEADS and TEN HORNS."
This scarlet beast is the "GREAT RED DRAGON, having SEVEN HEADS and TEN HORNS" (Rev. 12:3), which is SATAN (Rev. 12:9). The seven heads represent seven world empires empowered by Satan: (1) Babel, Gen. 11:1-4; (2) Babylon II, Dan. 7:4; (3) Media-Persia, Dan. 7:5; (4) Greece, Dan. 7:6; (5) Rome, Dan. 7:7; (6) Ecclesiastical Rome [eastern and western division of the legs of Nebuchadnezzar's image] and (7) the final Babylon III.
Rev. 17:8: "they that dwell on the earth shall wonder...when they behold the BEAST (Satan) that was (in Judas Iscariot), and is not (in man at the time of the Rapture), and yet is."
Rev. 17:9-18: "The seven heads are seven mountains (kingdoms, empowered by Satan), on which the WOMAN sitteth." The MYSTERY RELIGION OF BABYLON sits on all seven world empires. "And there are seven kings (heads of these empires): FIVE ARE FALLEN (Nimrod, Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, Alexander the Great, Caesar), and ONE IS (the Pope, the FIRST BEAST of Rev. 13, is in power at the time of the Rapture), and the OTHER (FALSE PROPHET) is NOT YET COME (he comes Mid-Trib)...And the beast that was, and is not, even he (SATAN) is the eighth (the TAIL), and is of the seven (Satan possesses the seventh, the FALSE PROPHET, Rev. 13:11, who is also called the TAIL, Isa. 9:15), and goeth into perdition. And the TEN HORNS which thou sawest are TEN KINGS, which HAVE RECEIVED NO KINGDOM AS YET (at the Rapture); but receive power as kings one hour (42 months, Rev. 13:5) with THE BEAST (FIRST BEAST of Rev. 13, SIXTH HEAD OF THE GREAT RED DRAGON). These (TEN KINGS, the ten TOES of Nebuchadnezzar's dream) have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto THE BEAST (the FIRST BEAST, as the Tribulation begins, Rev. 13:1-10). These shall make war with the Lamb (at Armageddon, Rev. 19:19), and the Lamb (Christ) shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that ARE WITH HIM (have just been Raptured) are called, and chosen, and faithful...And the TEN HORNS (kings) which thou sawest upon the beast (SATAN), these shall (in the future) hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto THE BEAST (the FIRST BEAST of Rev. 13)...And the woman which thou sawest is that GREAT CITY (Vatican City), which reigneth (at the time of the Rapture) over the kings of the earth."
When what was at Vatican City has been moved to new larger quarters at Babylon, what is left of Vatican City is burned by the ten kings. Like the rich man in the parable of the rich fool, the FIRST BEAST, the Tribulation Pope, will say, "This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods" (Lu. 12:18).
Psa. 91:13: "the YOUNG lion (FALSE PROPHET, KING OF BABYLON and 7TH HEAD of the RED DRAGON) and the dragon (Satan) shalt thou trample under feet."
Time: "THAT DAY,"first day of the millennial Day of the Lord, Day of God's Wrath, Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 13, 2007
Isa. 27:1: "IN THAT DAY the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword (the asteroid, the 'flaming sword' of Gen. 3:24, the 'sword of the Lord' of Isa. 34:5,6) shall punish leviathan (SATAN) the piercing serpent (that indwells the FALSE PROPHET), even leviathan that crooked serpent (that gives power to the FIRST BEAST); and he shall slay the dragon (SATAN) that is in the sea (nations, Rev. 17:15)....Israel shall (in the Millennium) blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit."
Isa. 51:9: "Awake, awake, put on strength, O ARM OF THE LORD (Christ, Isa. 53:1,5); awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old (before Adam). Art thou not it that hath cut (split) Rahab (Satan's planet), and wounded the dragon (Satan)."
Jer. 50:2-4: "Babylon is taken, Bel ('ancient,' SATAN) is confounded, Merodach ('bitter,' the HARLOT CHURCH) is broken in pieces; HER IDOLS are confounded, HER IMAGES are broken in pieces. For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein....In those days, and in that time...the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God."
Time: Beginning of the Tribulation
Rev. 13:1-8: "I...saw a beast (the 'great red dragon,' Rev. 12:3) rise up out of the sea (nations, Rev. 17:15; wicked, Isa. 57:20), having SEVEN HEADS (empowering seven world empires) and TEN HORNS (kings), and upon his horns TEN CROWNS, and upon his heads (all the 7 empires) the name of blasphemy (Pontifex Maximus, high priest of the Mystery Religion of Babylon). And the beast (RED DRAGON) which I saw was like unto a leopard (Greece), and his FEET were as the feet of a bear (Media-Persia), and his mouth as the mouth of a lion (Babylon): and the DRAGON gave him (the 6th HEAD, FIRST BEAST of Rev. 13, first latter-day king of Babylon) his power, and his seat, and great authority (over all nations, v. 7, and religions, v. 8). And I saw one (the 5th) of his (the DRAGON'S) heads (the old Roman Empire) as it were (symbolic language) wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed (the power was transferred to Ecclesiastical Rome): and all the world wondered after THE BEAST (Tribulation Pope). And they worshipped the DRAGON (SATAN) which gave power unto the BEAST (Pope): saying, Who is like unto the BEAST (Pope)? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power (he's elected head of the World Government) was given unto him (the Pope) to continue forty and two months (first half of the Tribulation)....and power was given him over ALL kindreds, and tongues, and NATIONS. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (he is also head of the World Church), whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb."
Rev. 13:11-13: "I beheld ANOTHER beast (the FALSE PROPHET, 7th HEAD of the RED DRAGON) coming up out of the earth (eretz Israel); and he (the False Prophet is Satan possessed) had two horns (Satan has 2 coming to power, in Judas Iscariot and the False Prophet) like a lamb (as Christ has 2 comings), and he (the FALSE PROPHET) spake as a DRAGON (becomes Satan possessed Mid-Trib when Satan is cast out of Heaven). And he (the FALSE PROPHET) exerciseth ALL THE POWER OF THE FIRST BEAST (head of both the World Government and World Church) before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the FIRST BEAST (Pope), whose deadly wound was healed...they should make an image to THE BEAST (6th HEAD of the RED DRAGON), which had the wound BY A SWORD (not said of the 5th head), and did live." This wound probably incapacitates THE FIRST BEAST long enough for the FALSE PROPHET to take his offices Mid-Trib.
All three, the DRAGON, BEAST, and FALSE PROPHET, have an "unclean spirit" (Rev. 16:13), but the FALSE PROPHET is Satan possessed and speaks like a dragon (Rev. 13:11). The FALSE PROPHET is called the TAIL, just as Satan is referred to as the TAIL OF THE RED DRAGON (Rev. 12:4).
Isa. 9:15: "The ancient and honourable (the Pope), he is the HEAD (6th HEAD of the RED DRAGON); and the PROPHET that teacheth lies (7th HEAD of the RED DRAGON), he is THE TAIL" (the TAIL of the GREAT RED DRAGON is in him; he is Satan possessed).
Rev. 9:19: "their (the demon's) power is in their mouth, and in their TAILS, for their TAILS WERE LIKE UNTO SERPENTS."
So far, we have the RED DRAGON, BEAST, FALSE PROPHET, and HARLOT CHURCH OF BABYLON that sits on them all.
"ANOTHER," THE FALSE PROPHET
Time: Mid-Trib onward
Rev. 13:11-13: "I beheld ANOTHER beast (the FALSE PROPHET, 7th HEAD of the RED DRAGON) coming up out of the earth" (eretz Israel).
Dan. 7:7-11: "a fourth beast (Rome)...devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with THE FEET of it (the FEET of Nebuchadnezzar's dream): and it (Ecclesiastic Rome) was diverse from all the beasts that were before it (five heads of the red dragon were before it, Rev. 17:10); and it (the 6th HEAD, 'ONE IS,' Rev. 17:10); had TEN HORNS (10 subsidiary kings). I considered the horns (10 kings), and, behold, there came up among them (the 10 kings under the FIRST BEAST) ANOTHER little horn (king), before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in THIS HORN were eyes like the eyes of man (the False Prophet), AND a mouth (like a lion, Babylon) speaking great things. I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit...the judgment was set, and the books were opened....I beheld then because of the VOICE (he speaks as a DRAGON, Rev. 13:11) of the great words which THE HORN (FALSE PROPHET) spake: I beheld even till THE BEAST (FIRST BEAST, Pope) was slain, and his body...given to the burning flame (Lake of Fire)."
Dan. 7:19-26: Daniel said, "Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse...and stamped the residue with his FEET (FEET of Nebuchadnezzar's dream); And of the TEN HORNS that were in his HEAD, and of THE OTHER (FALSE PROPHET) which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that HORN that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things (as in Dan. 7:8), whose look was more stout than his fellows (because he is Satan possessed). I beheld, and the SAME HORN (FALSE PROPHET) made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom (in the Millennium). Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and SHALL DEVOUR THE WHOLE EARTH (World Government), and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the TEN HORNS out of this kingdom (World Government) are TEN KINGS that shall arise (each ruling over one of the ten regions into which the world has been divided): and ANOTHER (the FALSE PROPHET) shall rise AFTER THEM (after the 10 kings); and he (the FALSE PROPHET) shall be diverse from THE FIRST (BEAST), and he (the FALSE PROPHET) shall subdue THREE KINGS. And he (the Satan-possessed FALSE PROPHET) shall speak great words against the most High (Christ), and shall wear out the saints of the most High (Rev. 12:17)...and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time (3 1/2 Years, Rev. 12:6,14). But the judgment (JUDGMENT OF THE NATIONS) shall sit, and they shall take away his (SATAN'S) DOMINION, to consume and to destroy it unto the end (of Armageddon)."
It looks like the FALSE PROPHET may be a Syrian Jew. Antiochus Epiphanes was a forerunner, and he was Syrian. His deeds and those of the FALSE PROPHET meld together in these verses. Dan. 8:9-14 says, "the he goat...the great horn (Alexander the Great) was broken; and for it came up four notable ones (Thrace, Greece, Egypt, SYRIA)...And out of one of them came forth a LITTLE HORN (first Antiochus Epiphanes, later, in the end times, the Satan possessed FALSE PROPHET, the TAIL, Isa. 9:15), which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And it (SATAN, the TAIL of the GREAT RED DRAGON) waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some (1/3rd) of the host and of the stars (angels, Rev. 12:4) to the ground, and stamped upon them. Yea, He (SATAN in the FALSE PROPHET) magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him (SATAN in the FALSE PROPHET) the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, HOW LONG shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot: And he said unto me, UNTO TWO THOUSAND AND THREE HUNDRED DAYS; THEN SHALL THE SANCTUARY BE CLEANSED." The time the Jews can sacrifice at the temple (1260 days) and the time that they cannot (1040 days) because the SATAN POSSESSED FALSE PROPHET places the abomination of desolation (idol) at the temple and sits there "shewing himself that he is God" (II Thess. 2:4).
Dan. 8:15-26: "I Daniel...sought for the meaning...I heard a man's voice...which...said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision...he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the TIME OF THE END shall be the vision....Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the LAST END OF THE INDIGNATION: for at the time appointed the end shall be....the rough goat is the king of Grecia (Alexander the Great)...Now that being broken...four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation (thrace, greece, egypt, SYRIA)...And in the LATTER TIME of their kingdom, WHEN THE TRANSGRESSORS ARE COME TO THE FULL (in the Tribulation), a king of fierce countenance (the FALSE PROPHET), and understanding dark sentences (he is SATAN possessed), shall stand up. and his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power (by SATAN'S): and he (the FALSE PROPHET) shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people (Rev. 12:17). And through his policy also he shall cause craft (trickery) to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Price of princes (Christ); but he shall be broken without hand. And the vision of the evening and the morning (2300 evening mornings, i.e., days, Gen. 1:5) which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days."
The tale of the SCARLET BEAST starts at the Tower of Babel and ends at Babylon III. The HARLOT MYSTERY RELIGION OF BABYLON was started by Nimrod and Semiramis at the Tower of Babel. It became mixed with Christianity when Constantine declared Christianity the state religion. After the Pre-Trib Rapture, what is left is largely "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" (Rev. 17:5). At the beginning of the Tribulation, or soon after, Vatican City will be moved to new headquarters at Babylon III, on the Euphrates River. After vacating Vatican City, that complex will be burned by the TEN KINGS.
On the 2300th day of the Tribulation, Babylon III, on the Euphrates, will be destroyed by an asteroid. Rev. 18:21 explains, "And a mighty angel took up a STONE LIKE A GREAT MILLSTONE, AND CAST IT INTO THE SEA, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found NO MORE AT ALL."
Eze. 21:30: "I will judge thee in the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity" (The Garden of Eden, in the general area of the Earth where Babylon is located). Man was not supposed to go back there for a good reason.
Hos. 13:13: "The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid. The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for HE SHOULD NOT STAY LONG IN THE PLACE OF THE BREAKING FORTH OF CHILDREN" (Eden).
Because of the catastrophe that destroys civilization as we know it, the FALSE PROPHET is wounded and deposed from office. Zech. 11:17 says, "Woe to the IDOL SHEPHERD that leaveth the flock (he moves to Babylon)! the sword (Sword of the LORD, the asteroid, "flaming sword" of Gen. 3:24) shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened."
After the catastrophe, SATAN, the TAIL of the GREAT RED DRAGON, operates on his own until the Judgment of the Nations after the 2520 days of the seven-year Tribulation are over. Rev. 17:11 calls Satan "the eighth," meaning the TAIL. After Christ takes dominion away from Satan, Armageddon breaks out. At its end, Satan is chained for the remainder of the Millennium (Rev. 20:2).
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