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Text Symbol Meaning
The Kingdoms and Powers (Outline of History)
Daniel 2 Metal Man History from Babylon to the Second Coming
Daniel 2, 7, 8;
Revelation 12,13, 18
Beasts and animals Beasts and Animals symbolism mean kingdoms and powers and sometimes the ruler
Daniel 7:4 Lion with wings Babylon
Daniel 7:5; 8:3 Bear, ram with two horns Medo-Persia (Darius and Cyrus)
Daniel 7:5 Three ribs Babylon, Egypt, Lydia
Daniel 7:6; 8:5 Leopard, and goat Greece, Alexander the Great (Notable horn), four heads, four horns
Daniel 7,8,11 Dreadful beast Rome
Daniel 11 The Ceasars Rome Detail. The succession of leaders up to Christ
Daniel 7:7 Ten horns Europe
Daniel 7:8; 8:9 Horn with eyes or Little Horn Papal Rome is the little horn with the big mouth
Daniel 8:10 Papacy rises Papal rise to power
Daniel 7:8 Three horns uprooted Three Nations are eliminated in the rise to power
Daniel 9:27; 11: 31; 12:11 Abomination of Desolation The destroyer of the corrupt sanctuary
Revelation 13: 3 Wounded Papacy loses power (Wounded)
Revelation 13: 3,12 Wound healed Papacy rises to power again
Daniel, Revelation Antichrist The Antichrist
Daniel, Revelation Antichrist blasphemy The Antichrist speaks against God
Daniel 11 King of the North Rome - The King of the North (Seleucids, Rome, papacy)
Daniel 11 King of the South Egypt and France
Revelation 12 Woman The church or religious power
Revelation 12:1 Woman in white clothed with the sun The true church
Revelation 12:2 Woman with child The church of God and Christ
Revelation 17:4 Woman in red and purple The apostate church
Revelation 17:3 Woman rides the beast The false church controls the state
Revelation 11:7 Beast from the abyss French revolution and communist and secularist ideology
Revelation 12:13; 13:1 Dragon, serpent The devil, worked through pagan Rome
Revelation 12:3Dragon with seven heads and ten horns with crownsThe final powers controlling the world
Revelation 13:1; 17:3Beast from the sea with seven heads and ten crowned horns The final powers controlling the world before 1918
Revelation 17:3 Scarlet beast with seven heads and ten horns The final powers controlling the world after 1918
Revelation 17:11 Eighth head Satan taking direct control
Revelation 17:9 Mountain Seven mountains of Rome
Revelation 17:8 Beast who was, is not and yet is The revived Church-State
Revelation 16:13 False prophet The United States
Revelation 13:11 Beast from the earth (Lamb with two horns) United States of America - Lamb with two horns
Revelation 13:11-18 Lamb as a dragon United States of America (Religious), seven headed beast
Revelation 13:14-15 Image to the beast Babylon (an image) returns at the end of time
Revelation 16: 13 Three unclean spirits like frogs Out of the mouth of dragon, beast and false prophet
Time Prophecies   (Day for a year symbolism)
Daniel 4:23-25 7 Times (2560 Years) 2560 Years - Babylon falls for seven periods of times
Daniel 11: 24 360 Years Rome would last for 360 years, from its alliance with Israel until it moved its capitol South.
Daniel 8:14; 9:23 2300 Years 2300 years from captivity to the judgment of the little horn
Daniel 9:24 70 Weeks The Jews given 490 years after the Babylonian captivity
Daniel 9:26-27; 11 1 Week 7 Years - The messiah is baptized (anointed) and Dies
Daniel 7:25; 12:7 Revelation 12:14 Time, times and half time
Time, times and the dividing of time
Little horn rules for 1260 years
Revelation 2: 10 10 days 10 years of persecution under Diocletian (303-313 A.D.)
Revelation 12:6 1260 Years Little horn rules for 1260 years
Revelation 13: 542 Months Little horn rules for 1260 years
Daniel 12: 11 1290 Years Little horn's rise to power
Daniel 12: 12 1335 Years From rise to power to the judgment in favor of the saints
Revelation 11:9 3 and ½ days French Revolution
Revelation 9: 5 5 months Fifth trumpet brings 5 months of torment for people without the seal of God
Revelation 9: 15 Hour, Day, Month, Year Four angels were loosed at a specific time at an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year
Revelation 3: 10 1 hour Hour of testing for the church of Philadelphia
Revelation 18: 8 1 Day The seven last plagues will occur in One final year
Revelation 17: 12 1 hour Ten kings give power to the beast
Revelation 18: 10,17 1 hour Babylon's judgment time
Revelation 8:1 ½ hour Silence in Heaven - The second coming
Revelation 20 1000 Years Millennium Satan bound. Judgment by the saints
Revelation 10:6 Time no more Time no more or delay no longer
Daniel 7:12 Extended time An extended period of time given to the lion, bear and leopard
Revelation 20: 3 Short time Satan released for a short time after the Millennium
Other Symbols
Daniel 8, 9, 11, 12 Abomination Abomination of Desolation
Daniel 12 Sealed book End time prophecy details
Daniel 7: 25 Changing Time The powers change times and laws
Revelation 11:3 Two witnesses Two witnesses
Revelation 11:8 Sodom and Egypt Sodom and Egypt are revived in the period of the French Revolution
Revelation 2, 13, 16 Throne or Seat The throne of God and Satan
Revelation Angels The messengers of God
Revelation 1-3 7 Churches History of the Church
Revelation 10 Little book open End time Prophecies to be understood
Revelation 4 Open door Sanctuary
Revelation 5 - 8 7 Seals Civil history
Revelation 6 4 horsemen Seals 1 to 4 are the famous four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Revelation 8 7 Trumpets Military history
Revelation 10 7 Thunders Sealed by God. Maybe it announced the date of His Second Coming.
Revelation 16 7 Vials Wrath of God
Revelation 16 7 Plagues, 7 bowls Final punishment of the beast
Revelation 7 Seal of God God's Mark
Revelation 7:4; 14:1 144,000 144,000 from every tribe
Revelation 13:14 Image to the Beast The final super power - Religious and political
Revelation 13:16-17 Mark of the Beast The Dragon's Mark
Revelation 13:18 666 Number of the Beast
Revelation 18 Babylon Fallen The persecuting power is finally defeated.
Revelation 8 Mystery of God The gospel commission is completed
Revelation 14 Three Angels message Last spread of the gospel
Revelation 6, 8, 11, 16Earthquake Major political change or a real earthquake
Daniel 2;12:1 Rock Second Coming
Revelation 12 Remnant The faithful who are called by God
Revelation 13 Wilderness The church in the wilderness
Revelation 20 Millennium Millennium
Revelation 20 Bottomless pit The earth after the Second Coming
Daniel 7:10; Revelation 20:12 The Books, Book of life The Book of Life and the other Books
Revelation 20 Resurrection The two resurrections
Revelation 20:9; 16: 16 Armageddon The battle of Armageddon
2 Thessalonians 2:11 Strong delusion The false Second Coming

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Papacy Rises to Power
When the emperor abandoned the capital in Rome for the new capital in Constantinople, he started the beginning of the secular power of the Bishop of Rome. This power was not fully recognized because the Roman caesars still influenced the election of the Bishop of Rome, and the barbarian tribes still pestered Rome. With the support of the Roman army - and especially the support of Justinian - the bishop of Rome would eventually see absolute power.
Hundreds of years later, it would lose power and rise again to global dominance.

Which Date? When did the papacy rise to power? According to the prophecy, it must be:

We have at least four possible dates.

  1. 330 A.D. The capital was moved to Constantinople and the bishop of Rome was left in charge. He had rival kings who threatened his power.
  2. 533 A.D. - The code of Justinian gave it greater legal status. 1260 years later was during the French revolution.
  3. 538 A.D. - The remaining barbarian tribe that occupied Rome was removed. 1260 years later the pope was imprisoned.
  4. 755 A.D. - The papacy received land (papal states) and even greater political power.
  5. 1929 A.D. - Lateran Treaty.The papacy received some power back and rose to power through 2015.

We can look at the example of Babylon to see what was important to God. God said that the people would be captured by Babylon for seventy years. However, their physical captivity was much shorter. God counted the time Babylon controlled the region as part of the seventy years, not when they had the most power over them at the final exile.
We choose 538 BC, because the church had absolute control over the region at that time.

Errors In The Catholic View of Prophecy
With an ultimate goal of political domination, there are several events in the Catholic prophetic view that drives them to certain actions. Some of these are incorrect and they must change their strategy:
Error Catholic Expectation Actual Prophecy
A revived Roman empire This probably led them to start and nurture the European economic union. With the western preoccupation with money and their disregard for the spiritual, this was certainly an alliance that the governments would pursue, so it was in the best interest of the church to start and nurture this union. There will not be a revived political Roman empire in Europe. God stated that the ten toes of the image of Daniel 2 will not cleave to each other.
What will occur is that there will be a separate political Europe controlled by the church as it did in the dark ages. But European nations will be politically independent. All ten of the original nations in the region of the old Roman empire will not unite as one nation. The original Roman nations included northern Africa. These are now Muslim nations and would not form a single government with Europe. The remaining seven original nations will probably not unite as one nation.
Fall of the United States In its attempt to be the spiritual ruler of the world, the church saw the communism of Russia and the secularism of the West as enemies of God and the leadership of the church. Since communism directly challenged God and directly caused many to abandon the faith - the church chose communism as the first system to fall. This policy was in agreement with the United States policy on communism, so both leaders cooperated in the downfall of the Soviet Union. Prophecy sees the final powers as the Catholic Church, the United States of America and the teachings of the Pagan systems as the last three powers. Paganism by itself is not a tangible political power like the country of the United States but it is the ideology that people will adopt.

But the United States will not fall like the Soviet Union, rather the church will learn that it must find a way to influence the laws and politics of the United States. After this, it can control the country to do its will.

Prophecy sees the church controlling the European union but cooperating with and relying more on the United States as its source of military strength to enforce religion.
Worldwide appearance of Mary and the Christ The church is hoping that this appearance will immediately convince all the world to obey its commands. Prophecy does predict a counterfeit appearance of Christ. And it does predict that all the world will follow this powerful union of the Church with the United States of America.
Devotion to Mary The church is convinced that obedience to the messages given in the Fatima visions and other visions of Mary will cause heaven to be totally on their side so that they can act out their will without worrying about public opinion. They are guaranteed success if they follow the visions. This attitude will lead them to do the things predicted by prophecy. They must rely on false prophecies, miracles and visions as a sign of their special approval by God. But this policy will lead to disaster since it places them against God.

The Antichrist Blasphemes
Several parallel prophecies record the blasphemous words of the antichrist. Blasphemy involved at least two sins that eventually affects the good name of God and leads to unacceptable (vain) worship. These are claiming to be God and claiming to forgive sins.
Verse Bible Text Summary
Daniel 7:25And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time, times and the dividing of a time arrow Daniel 7: 8, 11, 25
arrow Daniel 8: 11-12
arrow Daniel 11: 36-37
arrow Revelation 13: 5-7
arrow 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4
  • Can change laws
  • God must obey priests
  • They are gods
  • They rule over the church
  • Forgive sins
  • Can withhold forgiveness
arrow Great words against God. Boasts
"... the power of the priest is the power of the divine person; for the transubstantiation of the bread requires as much power as the creation of the world. ... thus the priest may be called the creator of the Creator ..." - The dignity of the priesthood by Liguori, page 33
And God himself is obliged to abide by the judgment of his priest and either not to pardon or to pardon, according as they refuse to give absolution, provided the penitent is capable of it." - Liguori, Duties and Dignities of the Priest, page 27

Innocent III has written: "Indeed, it is not too much to say that in view of the sublimity of their offices the priests are so many gods." - The dignity of the priesthood by Liguori page 36
arrow Change Times and Laws
The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ." "The Pope has the authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ." Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcopal Caption (The Pope can modify divine law.) Ferraris' Ecclesiastical Dictionary.
The Pope is of great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divine laws ... The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth." - Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Ribliotheca, "Papa," Article 2, translated
The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed ... the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by its own authority." Canon and Tradition, page 263
Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; -- she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority." - Reverend Stephan Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, "On the Obedience Due to the Church," chapter 2, page 174. (Imprimatur, John Cardinal McCloskey, archbishop of New York.)
arrow Wear out the saints
Experience teaches that there is no other remedy for the evil, but to put heretics (Protestants) to death; for the (Romish) church proceeded gradually and tried every remedy: at first she merely excommunicated them; afterwards she added a fine; then she banished them; and finally she was constrained to put them to death." - Cardinal Bellarmine famous champion of Romanism cited by Schumucker page 76
That the Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind, will be questioned by no Protestant who has a competent knowledge of history . . . It is impossible to form a complete conception of the multitude of her victims, and it is quite certain that no powers of imagination can adequately realize their sufferings." -- W. E. H. Lecky, History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, volume 2, page 32, 1910 edition.

He is a heretic who does not believe what the Roman Hierarchy teaches. -- A heretic merits the pains of fire. -- By the Gospel, the canons, civil law, and custom, heretics must be burned." -- Directory of the Inquisitors 148, 169

The church may by Divine right confiscate the property of heretics, imprison their persons, and condemn them to the flames." - Vatican II
This was the fate of heretics or those suspected of heresy. According to the church, only death has worked to stop heresy. Therefore, do not expect them to use any other method in the future.
arrowMonetary fines
arrowConfiscate property
arrowDeath by fire
II Thessalonians. 2:3-4 the son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God [the church], showing himself that he is God
arrow He is god
The pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man (...) he is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plenitude of power."
- Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Bibliotheca, 1763, Volume VI, 'Papa II', pages.25-29
The pope is the supreme judge of the law of the land ... He is the vicegerent (replacement) of Christ, who is not only a Priest forever, but also King of kings and Lord of lords." - La Civilia Cattolica, March 18, 1871, quoted in Leonard Woosely Bacaon, An inside view of the Vatican Council (American Tract Society ed.), page 229
Daniel 8:11-12 And he magnified himself even to the prince of the host" - [Jesus Christ], and "... it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered
arrow As great as Jesus or is Jesus
The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, he is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of flesh.
Catholic National July 1895
All the names which are attributed to Christ in Scripture, implying His supremacy over the church, are also attributed to the Pope." Bellamin, "On the Authority of Councils," book 2, Chapter 17
Daniel 11: 36-37Then the king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done. 37 "He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all.
arrow Above everyone
All the faithful must believe that the Holy Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff [the Pope] possesses the primacy over the whole world, and the Roman Pontiff is the successor of blessed Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and is true vicar of Christ, and head of the whole church, and father and teacher of all Christians; and that full power was given to him in blessed Peter to rule, feed, and govern the universal Church by Jesus Christ our Lord." -- First Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of Christ, "Eternal Pastor," published in the fourth session of the Vatican Council, 1870, chapter 3, in Philip Schaff, Creeds of Christendom. volume 2, page 262
arrow God must obey
... we find in obedience to the words of his priests - Hoc est Corpus Meum - God Himself descends on the altar, that he comes whenever they call Him; and as often as they call Him, and places Himself in their hands, even though they should be His enemies. And after having come, he remains, entirely at their disposal; they move Him as they please, from one place to another; they may, if they wish, shut Him up in the tabernacle, expose Him on the altar, or carry Him outside the church; they may, if they choose, eat His flesh, and give Him for the food of others. ;Oh how great is their power!' - The Dignity of the priesthood by Liguori page 26,27
" Hoc est Corpus Meum " means "This is my body".

The power referred to is transsubstantiation and the power of the priest in moving the eucharist (bread) which is supposed to be the real body of Christ. With this act, they have God at their control.
Revelation 13: 5-7 There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them

Time Prophecies
Prophetic Time Real Time
1 Year, (1 time) 360 Years
1 Month 30 Years
1 Day 1 Year
1 Hour 15 Days
1 Week 7 Days
½ Hour 7½ Days
About ½ Hour 8 Days
All time prophecies are based on the principle that a prophetic day equals 1 year of real time. There are many biblical examples that support this usage.

... lie down on your right side, and you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed you each day for a year. (Ezekiel 4: 6)

Fulfil her week, and we will give you this also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years. (Genesis 29: 27)

The number of years of punishment for a rebellious nation.
After the number of the days in which you searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall you bear your iniquities, even forty years. (Numbers 14: 34)

Daniel refers to the seven years king Nebuchadnezzar was mentally ill as days. Daniel 4:34 refers to the period as "at the end of the days", and Daniel 4: 23 refers to the length of his punishment as "seven years".

Daniel 9: 24-27 refers to a prophetic period of 490 years as "seventy weeks of years".

A time
(One year)
Rome would last for a "time" 360 years in the North. From the time Rome conquered Egypt in the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C. until the time the capital was moved from Rome to Constantinople in 330 A.D., Rome existed in the North.
Ten Days
(ten years)
This refers to the tenth organized persecution of the Christian church under emperor Diocletian during the year 303 - 313 A.D.
2300 days (Daniel 8:14)
Daniel 9: 25, 26 (70 Weeks Cut Off ) Daniel 9: 27 1810 days
69 Prophetic Weeks 1 Prophetic Week
7 Weeks62 Weeks3½ days 3½ days 1810 years
49 years 434 years 3½ years 3½ years- 1335 years -
- 1290 years Time of the end
- 1260 years
457 B.C. decree to restore Jerusalem 27 A.D. Baptism 31 A.D. Crucifixion 34 A.D. 508 A.D. 538 A.D. 1798 A.D. 1843 A.D. 1844 A.D.
2300 days
(2300 years)
The Restoration of the Sanctuary. From the time of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the cleansing of the Sanctuary would be 2300 years. This lasted from 457 B.C. to 1844 A.D.
70 Weeks
(490 years)
The Time Remaining for the Jewish Nation. The first part of the 2300 day prophecy would trace the history of Israel until the Messiah arrived. The period lasted from 457 B.C. to 34 A.D. when the stoning of Stephen signified the full rejection of the Messiah. In 31 A.D. the Messiah was crucified and resurrected. After 3½ years of this evidence, the majority still rejected Him.
1 Week
(7 years)
The Last Week of the Life of Jesus. This is the last 7 years of the 490 year prophecy. At the beginning, the Messiah was anointed (baptized by the Holy Spirit). He was crucified 3½ years later in 31 A.D. and by 34 A.D. Stephen was stoned and the mission to the gentiles was started.
42 Months,
3½ years,
1260 days

(1260 years)
The 1260 Year Control of the Church.
Time Text Event
1260 days Revelation 11:3 Two witnesses prophecy as they are in mourning
1260 days Revelation 12: 6 Woman nourished in the wilderness
Time, times and half a time Revelation 12: 14 Church in the wilderness protected
42 months Revelation 11:2 The Holy city is trampled
42 months Revelation 13:5 Beast with blasphemous words given authority
Time, times and the dividing of time Daniel 7: 25 Saints given to a persecuting king who speaks against God
Time, times and half a time Daniel 12: 7 How long until the power of the holy people are shattered?
Many days Daniel 11: 33 Saints martyred by sword, flame and captivity
May time prophecies pointed to this period because the power identified is an important one. It is called 1260 days, 42 months, time times and half a time, time times and the dividing of times and three and a half years.

This period lasted from 538 A.D. when the last of the Barbarian tribes was removed from Rome and the Bishop of Rome could exercise his full power. It continued until 1798 when Pope Pius VI was imprisoned by General Berthier of France and the forces of the French Revolution tried to remove Catholicism and Christianity.

Daniel states that the church is given over to the persecuting power because they sinned against God. During this time, the church is persecuted and does the work of God under penalty of death. God provides some shelter for them in the wilderness, but many are martyred as the controlling power continues to offend God.
1290 days
(1290 years)
This time period starts in 508 A.D. and extends to 1798. It traces the establishment and fall of the Papacy from the support of the church by the French when Clovis vowed to make the Bishop of Rome and Catholicism the religion of the world.
1335 days
(1335 years)
This time period from the establishment of the Papacy to the judgment starts in 508 A.D. and extends to 1843 when the persecuting system was judged.
3½ days
(3½ years)
The French Revolution. A critical period of the French Revolution lasted exactly 3½ years. During this time they attempted to ban God and replace the Church with a new religion. During this period, many of the secularist ideas that gave rise to communism, evolution and abandonment of God for personal beliefs were formed.
See a more detailed discussion under the two witnesses.
5 months
(150 years)
5 months of torment for people without the seal of God. July 27, 1299 - 1449 the Turks were at war with the Greek division of the empire without conquering Constantinople.
1 year, 1 month, 1 day and 1 hour
(391 years and 15 days)
Rule of the Ottoman Turks over the eastern Roman empire. 1449 - August 11, 1840 Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Turks who were in power until 1840.

But the sentence structure suggests that this is not a specific length of prophetic time but it is a specific time in history. The sentence emphasize the exact hour, day, month and year when something begins. This might refer to the beginning of the time of the end and the start of the formal process of judgment.
1 Hour
(15 days)
1 Hour of testing for the church of Philadelphia. Could this be the critical time of 15 days after the great disappointment. When the faithful would be tested. This prophecy states that God would keep them from it. Therefore, they emerged from the ordeal with faith.

Or is this referring to God's protection of His church during the final two weeks.
1 day
(1 year)
In prophetic time 1 day is 1 year. The plagues come in a day. The seven last plagues will happen within 1 year.
1 hour
(15 days)
Revelation 17: 12 - Ten kings rule 1 Hour with the Beast. The final events of the last days will happen quickly. This period is so short that it might refer to a formal procedural event in which the nations of the European Union give power or support to the Catholic church. This length of time is equivalent to the length of time of the punishment of Babylon in Revelation 18: 10. This handing over of power starts a brief intense period of persecution.

Or, is this referring to the world as one kingdom (in the mind of the church) and this final 15 day period is the political recognition and assignments it gives to these ten kings in its new administration. This makes more sense since the prophecy describes them as not receiving a kingdom. But we know that is not true as far as the current status of nations are today. However, in the new world order ruled by the church - they have no recognized kingdom. The church gives them that recognition when they give it their military support.
Because, what happens next (verse 13) is that as members of this new kingdom ruled by the church they give their power and armies and support to the church to carry out the intense persecution in verse 14. This is the way they operated during the middle ages. The church used the governments to carry out the persecutions. It sometimes controlled the justice system - having their own clerics make legal decisions.
1 hour
(15 days)
Revelation 18: 10, 17 - the judgment of Babylon occurs in one hour. Is it the same time period as Revelation 17: 12? Babylon receives judgment as soon as it declares war against the people of God.

It seems incredible, but the fall of Babylon involves millions leaving it. Apparently, the persecution of Revelation 17: 14 backfires, the Lord overcomes them. In two weeks the word of God is spread throughout the world and many make their decision to leave the church. Disgusted at the actions of the church in these persecutions, they finally see the light.

Being true politicians, this brief alliance collapses when popular opinion turns against them. According to Revelation 17: 16, the ten kings will turn against her. The political alliance falls in 15 days.
about ½ hour
(8 days)
The Feast of Tabernacles. For 7½ to 8 days all of heaven is emptied as Christ and the whole host of heaven come to take the saints home. It is a glorious reception. With heaven emptied there is silence. There is also no more opportunity for confession and conversion. Those who are unjust will still be unjust!

Seven days is the length of the feast of tabernacles. This feast celebrates the time in which we will live with God. On the eighth day is the new beginning when the law is read. This is precisely what the Second Coming accomplishes.

The Date of the Second Coming. Jesus told His disciples that no one knows the "day or hour" of His coming. The millerite movement and others have made the mistake of predicting dates for the Second Coming. Some cult leaders repeatedly set new dates based on obscure reasonings.

However, we can probably guess one significant fact about the Second Coming - it will occur within eight days of the feast of Tabernacles. The reasoning is based on the following information:
  1. The feasts accurately portrayed the exact timing of the activities of Jesus. He died on the Passover and showed Himself as the wavesheaf offering on the same day he was resurrected.
  2. The Pentecost occurred exactly on that feast day.
  3. The feast of tabernacles represents the time God will live with us. This could have been fulfilled by His birth date. However, the Second Coming also represents a time when we will forever live with God. So this timing of eight days when heaven is silent is significant.
    So because we will not know what year, we cannot make a prediction and we can only guess whether or not He will come on the first day of the feast or if we will travel back to heaven in time for the first day.
1000 years Millennium. The millennium lasts one thousand years, if this is prophetic time then it would be 360,000 years. Some say that because this occurs after the second coming then it is no longer prophetic time. But it doesn't matter who is right because we will be in heaven before this period starts. So if it lasts 360,000 years then Satan will be bound 360,000 years. If it lasts 1000 years then he will be bound that long. It does not matter because the waiting will be over for us.
Time no more Delay no more. (Revelation 10: 6-7), During the days of the seventh trumpet, the gospel will be finished and there will be "time" or delay no more. This could refer to the fact that any other time prophecy is not to be counted as one day for one year. There are the possible times:
  • The millennium (1000 years)
  • The time periods associated with the judgment of Babylon and the plagues (one hour, one day)
It could also mean that there is "time" no more - that is, the world does not have another 360 years after 1844.
Extended time. Why will Iraq never win? Daniel 7:12 - An extended period of time given to the lion, bear and leopard after their dominion was taken away, but the little horn was destroyed. This just refers to the fact that the kingdoms which came before the little horn would continue to exist with much reduced power until the end. But the little horn will continue until the end and only at that time will he lose power.
The three ancient powers of Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece still exist today as Iraq, Iran and Greece. But the little Horn (Catholic Church) is about to control the world again.
Short time Revelation 20: 3 states that Satan will be released for a short time after the millennium is over. This is because several things must still occur:
  • The judgment of the wicked
  • Satan must deceive the wicked again
  • They must attack the city of God in the battle of Armageddon
They are given time to hear God, hear Satan again and prepare to fight against God.

This final period is there to demonstrate to all those who want a second chance that even after they have been personally taught by God and acknowledged their error that they will rebel again within a very "short time".
Revelation 17: 10. The seventh head, the United States will exist for a short time or a little while as Babylon the Great

666 (The Number Of His Name)
There are two main methods by which the number 666 is interpreted.

  1. Gematria. Assigning numerical values to each letter in a chosen language. In languages, such as Latin, this is a legitimate method since their numbers were actually letters and the practice of adding the letters that had numerical value was known. This form of word play was called chronogram.

    Modern variations of this (in languages that do not have a numerical equivalent to letters) is to do the following:
  2. Symbolic. By looking at the symbolic use of numbers in other Bible prophecies.

666 is derived by many by adding the numerical value of other people's name. This is done using many ancient numerical systems or by simply counting letters. But some of these systems are irrelevant because they do not use any methods known to the ancients at the time of the prophecy. At the time the prophecies were given, the Romans were in power. Since their numerical system included letters of the alphabet, one could get the "number of your name" by adding the letters in your name that are equivalent to numbers.
Therefore, any other system (like counting the number of letters in your name) are invalid.

A Latin title of the Pope is Vicarius Filii Dei which means "vicar of the son of God". The name adds up to 666. It is only one of several other pieces of evidence that is combined with other statements of prophecy which identifies this power as the little horn. Most names and titles are not blasphemous - a requirement.

Following is a list of some of the insane methods people use to get the number 666. Some use systems that only make sense in the English language translations. Others use alternate spellings, transliterations, systems that the prophets never heard of (for example, ASCII codes) and modern scientific discoveries. Many of these do not fit the method of interpretation used by God and some are too localized within a language or a culture that never existed when the prophecy was given. Almost all fail the test because they are not blasphemous names.
Some Other Applications of 666
Name Method Substitutions
The Value of Names The Roman numerals and alphabet are the same characters used in the English and other languages. However, the Greek and Hebrew characters are not the same. Therefore, a Roman letter is substituted for the other language but the numerical value assigned is the number of the original language. This type of reasoning is illogical.
Transliteration. Taking the sound of a word in one language and subitituting the letters that make the same sound in another language. All this accomplishes is to make one know how to pronounce the word but meaning is not transferred.
e.g. "s'il vous plait" means "if you please" or "thank you" in French. Transliterated, it is "silver play".
Ronald Wilson Reagan Counting the total letters in each of his name
George Walker Bush Jr Counting the total letters in each of his name. But he is technically not a junior and counting letters is irrelevant.
Prince Charles of Wales By counting the Hebrew and Greek numbers of his name.
Also, "charles" spelled in Greek, comes on page 667 of Thayer's New Testament Lexicon. (That's stupid)
Kissinger 66 + 54 + 114 + 114 + 54 + 84 + 42 + 30 + 108. Add the order of the letters of his name multiplied by 6. For example, "a" = 1 x 6, "b" = 2 x 6.
Barney Take all the Roman numerals in the English words "cute purple dinosaur" and add the numbers. C + U + U + L + D +I + U
Hitler H (107) + I (108) + T (119) + L (111) + E (104) + R (117) . Using a system in which "A" = 101, "B" = 102 and "C" =103.
Saddam Using an old Hebrew numbering system in which the first letter of the number is equal to a letter in his name. Since double letters are not used only one "D" is counted.
= 60 + 1 + 4 + 1 + 600
★ However, there is no numeric value for mem-final in Judaism
S 60 Samekh
A 1 Aleph
D 4 Daleth
A 1 Aleph
M 600★ Mem (final)
Bill Gates B = 66 I = 73 L = 76 L = 76 G = 71 A = 65 T = 84 E = 69 S = 83 I = 1 I = 1 I = 1. By converting the letters of his name to ASCII code. Below are numerical equivalents of the alphabet in the languages used by the Bible.
Roman Numerals
Value Letter
1 I
5 U
5 V
10 X
50 L
100 C
500 D
1000 M
"M" was added in the middle ages.
Al Gore His name (including the space) in ASCII code. 97 + 108 + 32 + 103 + 111 + 114 + 101
Ellen Gould White Using Latin numerals and substituting the letter "W" for 2 "V"s. W=0 but V V=10. This substitution was not done by the Romans, and the letter "W" was introduced hundreds of years later.
John Paul II Using the Latin version of his name IOANES PAULUS SECUNDO
Section 666 of the social security act Requires every state, as a condition of Federal Revenue Sharing, to obtain "the number of your name" (your social security number) before you can receive any state services.
The seats in the parliament of the European Union Believers in the gap theory are speculating that the antichrist will be number 666.
WWW The internet is the number of the beast because the value of the Hebrew letter "Vav" is 6. This letter is often transliterated as "W", so WWW is 666. Unfortunately, if this is true, Hebrew adds the value of each letter to get the number, so WWW would be 18
Allah The Greek text for Revelation 13: 18 "number name" looks like the Arabic word for "in the name of Allah" ... IF you rotate the mirror image of the letters. "Chi" "Xi" (small letter), and "Stigma"
The Value of Titles
Greek Hebrew
Value Letter Letter
1 Alpha Aleph
2 Beta Beth
3 Gamma Gimel
4 Delta Daleth
5 Epsilon Heh
6 Digamma Vau
7 Zeta Zayin
8 Eta Cheth
9 Theta Teth
10Iota Yod
20Kappa Kaph
30Lambda Lamed
40Mu Mem
50Nu Nun
60Xi Samekh
70Omicron A'ayin
80Pi Pe
90Coph Tzaddi
100Rho Qoph
200Sigma Resh
300Tau Shin
400Upsilon Tau
500Phi Kaph-final
600Chi Mem-final
700Psi Nun-final
800Omega Pe-final
900Sanpi Tzaddi-final
★ The numbers 500 to 900 are invalid usage in Judaism
VICARIUS FILII DEI Using Latin numbers, it means "Vicar of the son of God". A title used by the pope.
LUDOVICUS Using Latin numbers, it means "Vicar of the court".
DUX CLERI Using Latin numbers, it means "Captain of the clergy".
ROMIITH Means "Roman Kingdom". Add numbers using Hebrew numerical equivalents.
= 200 + 6 + 40 + 10 + 10 + 400
R 200 resh
O6 waw (vav)
M40 mem
I10 yod
T400 taw
TH400 taw
ROMITI Means "Roman man". Add numbers using Hebrew numerical equivalents.
= 200 + 6 + 40 + 10 + 400 + 10
Caesar Nero An "n" is added to his name, resulting in Neron Caesar. Then the Latin is transliterated into Aramaic, resulting in "nrwn qsr".
This is a praeterist interpretation of the number 666, that Nero fulfilled this prophecy. However, I do not know why an "n" was added to his name and why the switch from Latin to Aramaic.
= 50 + 200 + 6 + 50 + 100 + 60 + 200
N 50 Nun
R 200 Resh
W 6 Waw
Q 100 Qoph
S 60 Samech
Mathematical Calculations, Science and Technology
DCLXVI The sum of the first six Latin numbers in order from large to small
The first three sixth powers 16 - 26 + 36
Sum of digits and cubes 6 + 6 + 6 + 63 + 63 + 63
Sum of squares of first seven prime numbers 22 + 32 + 52 + 72 + 112 + 132 + 172
The sum of cubes (13) + (23) + (33) + (43) + (53) + (63) + (53) + (43) + (33) + (23) + (13)
Sum of numbers 1 to 36 1+2+3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12 +13 +14 +15 +16 +17 +18 +19+ 20+ 21 +22 +23 +24 +25+ 26+ 27+ 28+ 29 +30 +31+ 32+ 33+34+35 +36
The Center of Jerusalem
 31°47' 00 N
+35°13' 00 E
Adding the values of the lines of latitude and longitude gives 666.
These are artificially assigned numbers which cannot be added. Their addition is as meaningless as adding the number of tires on a car to the age of the pope. In addition 47+13 minutes gives 1 hour not "6".
The carbon atom The atom is made of six protons, six neutrons and six electrons. Since living things are made of carbon, it is a symbol of material and organic life, not spiritual life
Universal Product Code (UPC) The three longer guard bands each have the numerical value of 6
0 Guard Band Product ID Guard Band Manufacturer ID Guard Band 0

Convergence: Time Patterns And Date Setting
Convergence: Time Patterns
The process of predicting the exact date of the Second Coming is generally based on time patterns such as:

Summary of Theories
Theory End Date Comment
49 months 2008 42 months (7 x 6) were given to the little horn. This ended in 1798. Could the next 210 years or 7 prophetic months (7 x 1) belong to God? During this time of the seventh trumpet, the gospel is preached. It is God's time.
7 prophetic months are also seven periods of time and it is the time for Babylon to fall before it rises again. So the papacy must regain some important power in 2008
Fiftieth cycle 1988 50 jubilees since the 2300 days prophecy began. Does this point to a new beginning
40-60 Jubilees 1988 40 jubilees since the Jesus announced His ministry and 1000 years before the 60th Jubilee
The Great Jubilee 1994 Seven cycles of 490 years since the exodus. The eighth cycle begins at this time. It is a new beginning for the church after the Second Coming.
1994 Five cycles of 490 years since the prophecies of Daniel began. The eighth cycle begins after the millennium. It is a new beginning for the universe after the Third Coming.
Woman Cleansed2011 30 cycles of time to cleanse the unclean woman (church)
Messiah Born1994 2000 years since the birth of Jesus
Messiah Dies2031 2000 years since the death of Jesus (2031-2034)
Covenant2034 2000 years since the 490 prophetic years given to the Jews
The Great Week 1996* - 2028 6000 years on earth since the creation, then the millennial Sabbath.
Before 2130 6000 years on earth since Adam fell, then the millennial Sabbath.
Recreation WeekAfter 7000 Years The events in the recreation of man mimics the days of creation week
Time of the endBefore 2158 This began in 1798. It may end 360 years later (One time)
Time no longer Before 2204 There will be no more "time" (or another 360 years) after the seventh angel starts to sound. This began in 1844.
Times of the Gentiles 2194 If these are multiples of 360 years since Israel was rejected for the church in 34 A.D. If the gentiles are given the same amount of time as the Jews (six times or 2160 years)
The Middle Of The Week 2531 Jesus is killed in the middle of the 7000 year "week". If the final day is the millennium then the Second Coming can be no later than 2531-34
* Most dates are approximate.
I do not intend to suggest a time for the Second Coming. However, I am demonstrating that time periods that point to the Sabbath rest and the new beginning with God seem to be converging within a 100 year period.
The dates cluster around the current time. Even those dates that are over a hundred years in the future represent the upper limit of those dates. According to the texts on which they are based, the end is before that time.

Date Setting

Convergence Of Time Periods
Theory 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Great Week 0 - 1000 1000 - 2000 2000 - 3000 3000 - 4000 4000 - 5000 5000 - 6000 Millennium New
Exodus Exodus from Egypt Millennium Judgment Exodus from the earth Millennium Judgment
Great Jubilee Starts with the exodus 1 2 3 45 6 7 Second Coming
Starts with the decree of 457 B.C. 1 2 3 4 56 7 Third Coming
Prophetic time 2300 years 47 jubilees 3 Millennium New earth
1260 years (42 months) and
a final 210 years (7 months)
"Times" called Nations called Israel (6) Gentiles (5) God (1)
  1. Creation, flood
  2. Abraham called (2147 B.C.), Exodus (1500 B.C.)
  3. Decree to build Jerusalem (457 B.C.)
  4. Gospel to gentiles (34 A.D.)
  5. Church rule
  6. Time of the end.
    Pope imprisoned (1798)
    Judgment begins (1844)
  7. Millennium

God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God.   Romans 8: 28 Time: 90 minutes
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Copyright     Updated: January 25, 2004. December 2010
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (March 2008)
Credits: The information was compiled from various sources on this WEB site.
See references for the section on "the Little Horn".
Some of this is original information and observation and may not be theologically accurate.
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