America in Prophecy – The Seventh Head

The process of writing last week’s series on the Petrodollar System has helped reveal a profound truth:

America is the greatest empire that ever lived.

This isn’t the first time that I’ve referred to the American Empire, but it’s the first time that it has sunk in so deeply, with such conviction.

Maybe I’m just a slow learner?

That could be it. I don’t know.

Whatever the cause of my slow progress in seeing what should be obvious, the point should be clear to everyone reading these articles, that the United States is the penultimate empire of world history. No empire has been greater, and it is the last one before The Beast finally rises.

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America in Prophecy – The Seventh Head

In the Book of Revelation, we see – for the first time – a creature with seven heads – although, it is not the first time that we see a creature with ten horns. This creature is described in chapter 13 and 17, as The Beast.

However, there IS a creature described in chapter 12 that has seven heads and ten horns, just like the creature in chapters 13 and 17, but it is referred to as a red dragon.

Why is there a difference in these descriptions?

Well, chapter 13 indicates that the creature in chapter 12, The Dragon, gives power to The Beast. Both have seven heads and ten horns, but chapter 13 indicates that they are separate and different.

Furthermore, chapter 12 refers to, The Red Dragon, as Satan, the Devil. And, chapter 13 says that The Beast rises out of the sea. Although, to make things even MORE difficult, chapter 17 refers to The Beast as being scarlet in color and rising out of the bottomless pit.

Hmmmm…

Are these distinctions important?

I don’t know. But, since Revelation makes these distinctions, I will too.

But, we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

Purpose of Prophecy

Let me take a moment and talk about the purposes of prophecy.

God does EVERYTHING for a reason, and THAT includes prophecy. God doesn’t hand out messages just to hear Himself talk. Nor does He do it for His own gratification. Otherwise, He wouldn’t have sent His only Son to die for us on the cross, in punishment for OUR sins. A self-indulgent, capricious God would never do that. So, if He’s not sending prophetic messages to us for His OWN pleasure…

Why do we have all these prophecies?

To help us.

Period.

There are NO useless prophecies in the Bible. None. If you see a useless prophecy, then there’s something wrong with your view of the Bible.

All prophecies, every single one, are for the direct use by a group of God’s people. That group may have been in the past, or maybe that group exists in the future, but each and every prophecy is a direct message to one or more men and women of God to use.

So, how are we to use the prophecy of this seven-headed creature in Revelation?

The Beast Of Revelation

I said ‘we’, so yes, I firmly believe that this prophecy is directly intended for those Christians alive, right now. WE are the intended recipients of this message. Think of it as a letter from God that has been deliberately lost in the mail for almost two thousand years, and it’s time that we ‘got the message’.

So, let’s try to figure this out. And, I believe that we should start with the heads of this beast. And, the main passage is from Revelation 17:

And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 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. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.Revelation 17:9-11

This Is Going To Be Difficult

The first part of verse nine should make us sit up and take notice. Here it is again:

And here is the mind which hath wisdom.Revelation 17:9a

That means that it’s going to take some VERY careful thought – or wisdom. It means that we cannot take everything at face value, but need to see more deeply. And, it also means that we can get it wrong. So, keep that in mind as we go through this.

So, who or what are these seven heads?

Identifying The Heads

They are both:

Mountains

Kings

Furthermore, there is another clue.

These heads do not exist at the same time. At the moment in time in which John had his vision:

  • Five were dead.
  • One was alive.
  • One was going to come in the future.

And, the clues don’t end there. The seventh head will live only a short time, which indicates that it will live for much less time than any of the other heads.

Then, one of these heads becomes the eighth head, and it is the eighth head that is The Beast.

What These Heads Are

So, here’s the first, and probably biggest question:

WHAT are these heads?

How you answer that question will determine how you put these clues together. And, I believe that this is the reason why the Angel speaking to John preceded his description with:

And here is the mind which hath wisdom.Revelation 17:9a

So, let me ask the central question:

What could be both a mountain AND a king?

These Are Not Mountains

I believe that the word mountain is the key point.

Are these physical mountains?

Of course not.

The rest of the passage indicates that five mountains have fallen, or have died.

Do you know of five mountains that have fallen in the ancient past, with a sixth that existed at the time of John – followed by a seventh that would rise later on?

The answer is that there have been no mountains that have any impact on our discussion that have fallen in the past. Nor was there a mountain that existed in the day of John that would have any impact on what we are talking about.

These Are Empires

So, these ‘mountains’ are symbols for something.

What could a mountain symbolize?

I want to give you a list of options, but I can’t. I really can only give you one that comes close to fitting our discussion:

Empire

Identifying These Empires

Seriously, if you can think of something else that a mountain could be a symbol for, in terms of our discussion, please leave a comment, and share it with us. Whatever you submit must be big, and there must be five of them that fell before the coming of John.

The problem is that there have been many, many empires in the past. So…

WHICH empires could these heads be?

And…

WHAT is the selection criteria?

Well, there are other prophecies about the Last Days in the Bible. And, any empire that figures prominently in those prophecies would – in my mind – be a candidate for membership as ‘one of the heads’.

Consulting With Daniel

Unless I’m missing something, Daniel is the only prophet that gives us anything to work with. In Chapter 2, of Daniel, he describes five empires (and calls them ‘kings’):

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Brass
  • Iron
  • Iron mixed with clay

Daniel tells us the identity of the Gold empire, and that is Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian empire. The Silver would be the Medo-Persian empire. The Brass would be the Greco-Macedonian empire. The Iron would be the Roman empire.

But, who is this Iron-mixed-with-clay?

The Seventh Head In Daniel 2

Well, that was how the feet and toes were described, and here is the explanation given to Daniel:

And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.Daniel 2:41-43

Remember these characteristics because THAT is the seventh head of The Beast of Revelation.

Daniel 7

Now, Daniel has another vision in chapter seven, and there are four beasts and are also described as kings:

  • Lion with eagle’s wings
  • Bear with three ribs in his mouth
  • Leopard with four heads
  • An unknown beast with ten horns and iron teeth

Each of those beasts comes in chronological order. The Lion is Babylon. The Bear is the Medo-Persians. The Leopard is the Greco-Macedonians. The Unkown beast is… is…

Hmmmm…

That fourth beast MUST be Rome, since it follows Alexander’s Greco-Macedonian kingdom… but, it also has the ten horns and exists at the Last Days.

The Seventh Head In Daniel 7

Well, let me ask you about those that took over the Roman Empire and made it their own.

Who were they?

Europe, and then America. Their legal systems are Roman. Their political systems are Roman (except for Switzerland). Their medicine and science are Roman. We even write like the Romans.

And, quite a few empires in Europe identified with Rome. Even the kings of Russia referred to themselves as Czars, or Caesars. The kings of Germany called themselves Kaisers. Then, who can forget the Holy Roman Empire that was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.

We could go on and on, but…

What does all of this tell us?

Well, Europe and her colonies are Rome.

So, this fourth beast represents BOTH the sixth and seventh heads. And…

What was the characteristic of this fourth beast?

Here is what Daniel says:

Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;Daniel 7:19

It breaks in pieces and stamps the residue with his feet. And, THAT is yet another identifying characteristic of the seventh head.

The Missing Heads

But, wait.

Where are the other heads?

So far, we have only talked about five, starting with Babylon.

Where are the other two?

I can only assume that the first two heads would be Egypt and Assyria. If any of you have better candidates for the remaining two heads, please let us know in the comment section below.

Okay, I see you guys in the back row starting to nod-off, so I’ll try to put the pieces together.

The Characteristics Of The Seventh Head

Here are the characteristics of the seventh head:

  • Comes to power AFTER John dies.
  • The kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
  • The leadership will mingle themselves with the seed of men.
  • They will not cleave to each other.
  • The seventh head will inherit the characteristics of the sixth.
  • It will devour, break other nations in pieces and then stomp them flat.
  • It will NOT be like the first five heads.
  • It lasts only for a short time.

So, the time frame is some time during the past two thousand years, because the seventh head comes AFTER the Roman Empire. It also has this ‘partly strong’ and ‘partly broken’ quality. And, the leadership mingles themselves with the seed of men. And, these leaders are in opposition to each other.

Does that sound familiar?

Yeah. It’s the democratic election process. And, those who are elected do NOT cleave to each other. (I mean, these guys NEVER stop fighting.)

But, this seventh head borrows characteristics from the sixth.

What was the Roman Empire called, originally?

Yeah. The Roman Republic.

Do you know of any empire today that is referred to as a republic?

But, before you answer that one, let me ask you another question:

What empire has lasted for less time than any of the previous six heads and has devoured and broken in pieces the nations of the world?

There is only one answer that can possibly fit:

America

God help us all.

Are you ready for this?
(That’s a link. Do more than just think about it.)

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46 thoughts on “America in Prophecy – The Seventh Head

  1. seventh head—British empire

    eight head-American empire where after its destruction the beast will raise up out of the flames

    • Hi Frank,

      So, I guess the question is why you chose the British Empire. What criteria were you using?

      Why not the Chinese or Spanish or the Ottomans?

      It really is an interesting question.

      Thank you, Frank.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  2. There are many interesting studies in which the seven mountains refer to Rome (the city built on seven hills) and the harlot is the Roman Catholic Church (verse 18: And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth). It is quite a rabbit hole to fall down, and one with fascinating implications, especially if one takes into account the entire history of the Roman Catholic Church! I’ll leave further research to those who are interested. 🙂

    Thanks for another great article- I have been enjoying them all! Praying for God’s will to continue to unfold.
    Best,
    Jonathan

    • Hi Jonathan,

      You raise an interesting point, and I believe that this is why the angel warns John that this is going to be hard to figure out. Remember, that ALL the pieces must fit together. If there is any piece left over, we have it wrong.

      Because five mountains have fallen, therefore it can’t be JUST Rome, or the Vatican – although, I believe that the Vatican is DEEPLY involved.

      Again, all the pieces MUST come together.

      Thanks, Jonathan. Glad to see such serious thought.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  3. John:

    Are you referring to Revelation 17:9-10? I cannot see the US as one of the mountains on which Mystery Babylon sits or that the US is the 7th king.
    I wonder if you still believe that New York City is Mystery Babylon. If so, I believe that you are on the wrong track. But then, we have been down this road before.

    • Hi MKL,

      Unfortunately, we do not have the luxury of waving this prophecy away. We are so close to the end that it should be apparent that SOMEONE or SOMETHING is the seventh head.

      Which is it?

      I’m not sure what alternative explanation there is. The United States fits the description, EXACTLY, in every respect. So, unless someone can provide me with an alternative explanation that ALSO fits EXACTLY, we’ll have to stay with what fits.

      Is there any other choice that we have?

      Nor, have I EVER firmly stated that New York was Mystery Babylon. The most I ever said was that it was a firm candidate. I have never ruled out the Vatican, except to say that there were problems with describing her as Mystery Babylon.

      And yes, there ARE problems with describing the Vatican as Mystery Babylon. But, it doesn’t mean that she isn’t.

      I hope that clears things up.

      Thank you, MKL, for that comment.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  4. Perhaps you intend to add this later, John. One characteristic each empire must have is a relationship with Israel (which is why the British Empire doesn’t fit into the equation as readily) The American Empire is the one that set the stage for Israel’s acceptance as a nation, and it is the American Empire (of its gasping last breath) that will vacate their covenant with Israel and leave them to the alliance formed against Israel.

    Even though there have been many empires as you have stated, they did not interface with Israel as those outlined have done.

    • Hi bert,

      A very cogent comment. And, I agree that this could be the common thread that runs through them, or more specifically – Jerusalem.

      Very good thought, Bert. Very. In fact, the more that I think about it, the more that I agree with it.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  5. What you have failed to do in Chapter 17, is to revert to Chapter 13, wherein the mountains have been already established as the hills upon which the First Beast sits. These mountains have traditionally been the 7 mountains upon which Rome was built, easily checked in any encyclopedia or Wiki too. If Rome, then The Papacy, and remember that in 1798 Pius VI was taken out of Rome, captive to General Belthier, one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Generals. That Pope died in 1799 in Valence, France, and thus the deadly wound spoken of in Revelation 13: 3 is found; however, we are told there, in addition to the deadly wound, it will eventually be healed. Now, when this is found, your initial assumption that this message is indeed to the Christians of this day, is indeed true; yet, we must continue to find how this takes on shape for Revelation 17.

    The Temporal power of the Papacy therefore, in 1799 was no longer hers! She had power within the Roman Catholic Church; however, no longer was this power one that could be strong enough to cause worldwide knee-shaking. According to the prophecy of Revelation 13: 3 however, the deadly wound was healed, and ALL THE WORLD, wonders after the Papal Beast. BTW, I can make this clearer, but it would take too long to do this here.

    In 1929, Benito Mussolini becomes the dictator of Italy, and he restores the temporal power of the Papacy to them, during the reign of Pius XI, AND HERE is the first of the new Pope-Kings, as in the Country of Vatican City, the White Pope is in charge of the Papal See insofar as religion is concerned, but as far as the Country of the Vatican is concerned, the White Pope is her King. Funny enough, 7 Kings, since 1929 have indeed existed since that date, including of course, Pius Xi, and so from that time until Benedict XVI, there were including him 7 Pope-Kings: 1/ Pius XI; 2/ Pius XII; 3/ John XXIII; 4/ Paul VI; 5/ John Paul I shortly lived 33 day papal reign; 6/ John Paul II – one of the longest reigns; 7/ Benedict XVI, who is still technically the Pope, and then the mysterious verbiage spoken of the 8th King, as you will see in Revelation 17: 11, basically we see the mystery in having a living Pope off due to problematic health (which I do not believe), and the 8th, then although 8th, he is part of the 7 (because part of the 8th Pope’s reign as well, AND also the Pope who brings for the first time the power of the Jesuits, the Papal Militaristic power, together in the White Pope Francis I. This, Revelation 17 is explained, and we are now living in the very end of the period, as we who are living for the Saviour say, we are living just before the Second Coming!

    Hope this helps you to see the close proximity between Chapters 13 and 17 of Revelation in the days in which we live, and of course, Daniel 7 shows us the meaning of the words Beast, Mountains, horns and a few other prophecies which are good to know about the present, especially in Daniel 7 and 12.

    • Hi Jim Tilley,

      I’m afraid that I did not fail to do as you indicate.

      Here is the key verse in Revelation 17:

      And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 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. – Revelation 17:9-10

      The Vatican does not conform to those verses.

      Remember, that ALL the pieces must fit together. If any are left out, the interpretation is wrong. Furthermore, the Vatican sits on one hill, not all seven. And, it’s just a hill.

      Thanks, Jim.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  6. John,
    Daniel 7 is not a replay of Daniel 2.

    Daniel 7 beasts are all latter day. Why?

    When one writes a letter, one dates it. Daniel 7 was penned in the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon.

    “In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. Daniel 7:1.

    The fall of Babylon occurred 8-14 years later. Babylon was on the world scene, and in decline. Medo-Persia was on the world seen and in fact, about to concur them.

    Both ‘were’, at the time this was penned.

    This is important because later Daniel says of these beasts…….

    “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which ‘shall arise’ out of the earth.” Daniel 7:17 .

    They are future to Daniel. If the first two Beasts were and Babylon and Medo-Persia, as is commonly taught, Daniel 7:17 should read…. “Two are and two shall arise out of the earth”.

    Also, in Dan 7:7 we see that…

    “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, 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, and a mouth speaking great things.” Daniel 7:7-8 .

    ‘Before’ in every translation I have checked, means “In the presents of”.

    The fourth beast rises up ‘in the presents of’ and is a contemporary with the first three.

    Daniel 7’s beasts are all latter day powers, entities.

    Liked your last post on America, like I said, IMHO you are all over the bulls-eye.

    • Hi Jeremiah, Jr,

      You raise an excellent point, and I will certainly keep it in mind.

      Having said that, we do not have an alternate interpretation to work with. The Babylonian-MedoPersian-Alexandrian-Roman interpretation is the closest that we have at the moment, until someone can show us a better one.

      Remember that the Leopard with four heads and the beast with ten horns does offer us a signature to work with. Alexander’s kingdom WAS split into four. The beast of Revelation DOES have ten horns. Also, we know that Babylon was often represented as a winged lion, and the three ribs in the mouth of the bear could very well be Babylon, Lydia and Egypt.

      However, I am happy to acknowledge the discrepancy that you have raised and will try to include it as a caveat. (Interesting how we use so much Latin.)

      I have learned to keep an open mind about these things, so I will certainly keep an eye out for a better interpretation. If you find something, please share it with us.

      Thank you, Jeremiah. Very good comment.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

    • Hi Padre Floyd,

      Ah, you mean that each of the seven heads were empires at the time when the Jews controlled Jerusalem? (Or, at least the Temple Mount?)

      I think that this is a very good explanation, and I am considering it very carefully.

      Thank you, Floyd.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  7. ‘Mingle themselves w/ the seed of men could be the fallen angels who have bred w/ earthly women to create the hybrid race that is related to the Nephilim.

    • Hi Marti,

      You raise a good point.

      Since I am so slow at answering comments, I’ll give you the answer that I gave Wayne Norman.

      Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar that he is the golden head, so… unless, he is a ‘fallen angel’ himself, I would tend to believe that Daniel is talking about the Leadership mingles itself with everyday people – which would indicate some kind of ‘democratic’ process, as opposed to a royal or aristocratic leadership.

      The idea of Nephilim aren’t out of the question, especially since we have direct evidence of them. However, I think that this is not the explanation that the Bible is trying to convey.

      Thank you, Marti. Good comment.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  8. America seems to be correct. Mountains can be phallic symbols, like an obolisk. Yeshua was killed onthe tree of knowledge of good and evil. Ref KJV. Amerika has fascist, and obolisks all over the place. Like on capital dome\womb of isis, where columbia looks east waiting on the beast to rise up from the sea. Zionists in israel do what they are told to by the bankers. Jews were kicked out of israel for worshiping satan. Jews are not supposed to be in israel. The women were weeping for tamuz while the men did evil in the sight of the Lord in the Temple. Most preachers wont bring that up or teach from the only Book in Bible with its own personal Blessing\ Revelation.

    • Hi Craig Wolfe,

      The Bible does NOT say that Jesus was crucified on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, so I’m not sure where you get that.

      Furthermore, when you read Ezekiel 36 and 37, you learn that the Jews ARE supposed to be in the Land of Israel AND that they will be saved only AFTER they have returned to the Land.

      I’m not sure who is telling you all of this, but you need to stop listening to them. We MUST stick with the Bible, otherwise we fall into disaster.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  9. The sixth empire is the Ottoman Empire, the seventh is the coalition of Sunni and Shiite (iron and clay) that falls apart, the eighth is the Ottoman Empire REVIVED, an Islamic Califate (sp?) that works for a time and produces an Islamic Antichrist.

    • Hi Willard Aztec,

      You are not the first to offer the Ottoman Empire as an explanation for one of the heads. But, the Ottoman Empire CANNOT be the sixth. Only the Roman Empire can be the sixth, because that was the empire in power at the time of John.

      If we rule out the Roman Empire as the sixth head, then we will need to first discover what time period this vision was being experienced before determining who the sixth head was.

      Think of Revelation 17:10 as an important time-stamp. If that ‘time-stamp’ is some future date, after John… then we will need to search for a completely DIFFERENT explanation altogether. (Which is something that I am perfectly willing to do.)

      Furthermore, the Ottomans were an empire with very limited external influence. They certainly did NOT have the power that the American Empire has, AND they’ve been completely destroyed. I’ve spent a lot of time in Turkey, and they are Ottomans no longer.

      Thank you, Willard.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  10. John! thanks for the work you do to have a blog we can forward to others! Say what about the “mingling” w/ the seed of men? Many people ,Steve Quayle, LA Marzulli etc. have spent a lot of time researching the “giants” of old prior to & after the flood.What if what is reported by some that those who really rule above the current
    leaders including the Vatican are really a new form of “giant”? Suitable to be the great “deception”?! Past cultures talk about this ruling class,painted pictures of them,had them in their history past down etc. The strange enlongated skulls of Peru were recently DNA tested and found to be NOT human. ( Check out L.A.Marzullis work) These beings apparently WERE the ruling class. It is also top secret who the (banksters?) who control the population +++ really are,,,,shadow “people” behind the scenes. Someone is surely pulling world wide strings its evident! Truly they bathe the world in chaos and blood. That’s why oceans and water world wide turns to their favorite item…BLOOD! ( at some point w/ unrepentant mankind) There for sure is a world wide operation of genetic manipulation going on in this bid for ruling the world (power!)Think of what has happened world wide in the last 10 yrs…its stepped up and we as Christians are not welcome on earth as we thru prayer play a big part in its outcome. Ambassadors for Christ Reminding people of Gods Peace Treaty thru Christ. Exciting ,scary,…I worry about the world…but God has a plan to end it well! Blessings!

    • Hi allie,

      I am familiar with Steve and LA’s work, and I completely agree that there have been nephilim in our past. And, there may STILL be nephilim today, in some dark corner of the Earth. And, if someone proved that our leadership are Nephilim… well, that would not surprise me.

      Furthermore, you are not alone in considering this possibility, that Daniel is speaking of Nephilim. Two others have mentioned the same thing, so let me paste my response here:

      However, Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar that he is the golden head, so… unless, he is a ‘fallen angel’ himself (or Nephilim), I would tend to believe that Daniel is talking about the Leadership mingles itself with everyday people – which would indicate some kind of ‘democratic’ process, as opposed to a royal or aristocratic leadership.

      I really am terrible at answering comments and email – especially email. So, the fault is my own that you didn’t get a chance to see the other two comments before writing yours.

      Thank you for your warm regard. I just hope that you are as prepared as you can for what is coming.

      And, thank you so much for sharing what I write. The more people that we warn, the more lives that we can save. And, the more servants of God that survive what is coming will ultimately mean that the work of God continues.

      And THAT is what we are here for.

      Thank you, Allie. That was a great comment.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

    • Hi Wayne Norman,

      That IS possible.

      However, Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar that he is the golden head, so… unless, he is a ‘fallen angel’ himself, I would tend to believe that Daniel is talking about the Leadership mingles itself with everyday people – which would indicate some kind of ‘democratic’ process, as opposed to a royal or aristocratic leadership.

      Thank you, Wayne.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  11. Hey John, thx so much for all your encouragement and research! I’m very grateful to the Lord for leading me to OmegaShock!! Based on today’s post, I wanted to share another ministry and website that I think may encourage you! It’s “The Fuel Project” by Mark Fairly. He has several programs including his latest called, “Revelation: The Fuel Project Guide. Hers the link to Part 1 on YouTube and the link to his website!

    http://youtu.be/i4ZHtNeCTNA

    http://WWW.thefuelproject.org
    God Bless!!

    David

    • Hi John Cloakey,

      Well, there isn’t much room for America as Babylon. Although, there MIGHT be SOME room if New York survives the ‘Deadly Wound’.

      Having said that, remember that Revelation 18 ends with ‘the blood of saints’ found in her. The chief contender for that would be the Vatican, and I have begun to find that she has far more power over the world than previously thought.

      Thank you, John.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  12. Hi Brother John. May I recommend you add “Understanding Daniel and the Revelation” by P. G. Temple, to your reading list? This book, available as a free PDF online, has some insights and points of view on the topic currently discussed. My prayer is that this book will contain some of the answers to the questions that you are earnestly searching for.

    • Hi Jeff Visomirski,

      I have a fairly strict policy to not read commentaries, especially about eschatology. I have found that 99.9% of our current eschatology has its roots in the 1800s, or even earlier. And, that has led to an enormous amount of error.

      The best thing to do is to just read your Bible. It really has all that you need.

      After all, with the words of God and the Holy Spirit to interpret for us, what else CAN we need?

      Thank you, Jeff.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  13. I must be a genius! Nah! God let me in on this about 30 years ago. I was asking God in prayer who Babylon was in the last days. I had a friend who invited me to New York, and so I went straight from a small town in south Tejas to the big apple. I stood in front of the statue of liberty and God just revealed it to me. I stood there and cried because I then realized that I was a Babylonian living in last days Babylon. I went back home and made preparations to move south of the border. This was before it went head chopping crazy. Anyway, I like these articles they are a good thing for those people that walk with God. They help clarify a little more in these end days. Keep praying and reading the word.

  14. John,

    Enjoyed reading your article. We’re brothers in Christ and I hope to meet up someday in eternity. 🙂

    I wanted to just offer my 2 cents with one note of irony.

    In a previous comment, you mentioned:
    “I have a fairly strict policy to not read commentaries, especially about eschatology.”

    And “The best thing to do is to just read your Bible. It really has all that you need.”

    I understand the spirit with which this advice is given, and generally speaking the advice is excellent. However, I had a grin at the irony for a minute considering this entire post is commentary on Scripture and your readers (who really enjoy your posts!) are reading this commentary on eschatology from a fellow, Spirit-filled believer. Also, the Holy Spirit was working in the hearts of believers, like yourself, in the 1800’s. 🙂

    All irony aside, here is my 2 cents.

    I think the first of the 5 fallen heads represents Babylon with Nimrod as king, due to at least three points found in the Bible:

    1. In Genesis 10:8, the Bible says Nimrod “began to be a mighty one in the earth”. I think the Bible is saying, “Nimrod was the first conquering king who started an kingdom.” I think the word “began” signifies #1 king/head.

    2. In Genesis 10:10-11 we have the first mention of the word “kingdom” and the first example of “conquering” in the phrase “out of that land went forth Asshur”. Note: I always read vs. 11 as stating that Asshur left Babylon and started Nineveh. However, through careful Bible study (and some helpful commentaries 🙂 I now think that Nimrod (grandson of Ham) drove out Asshur (son of Shem) and conquered the area north of Babylon and that Nimrod built Nineveh, Reheboth, and Calah.

    3. In Genesis 11:3, we have the first “government order” in the words “Go to”. Literally, “Give”… The implication is that there was a meeting of sorts and they decided that they would build a city and tower for their kingdom. The command was then given to the people to “give” in order to build the city.

    Just my 2 cents.

    P.S. They’ve been telling us to “Go to” in order to build their one world kingdom ever since that day. Only the next time they achieve “the people is one”, He won’t speak to confound their language (Gen. 11:6-9), He will speak and the one world kingdom is completely destroyed. (Rev. 19:15,21)

    • Hi Bible Study,

      You Caught ME! I’m being a hypocrite!

      Having said that, I don’t mean to say that all/any commentaries are wrong. However, I am trying to keep a clear mind as I look at these things, and most of our commentaries on eschatology originate from a time and place where even the internal combustion engine was unimaginable.

      Furthermore, a lot of our brothers and sisters seem to have gotten stuck in some pretty bizarre ideas, and I do NOT want to go down that road. I really prefer the Bible and the Holy Spirit to all others.

      Interesting point about Nimrod. I will certainly give it some thought. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of information on him to work with.

      Thank you!

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  15. Brother John,
    Thank you for your encouraging blog in these last days. I have learned much and pointed others here but it is still important to read/soak in the Word while asking the Holy Spirit to interpret it and make known the depths of the love and grace of our God and of His coming judgment.

    About the 10 horns of Dan 7:7-8+20+24 and Rev 17:12, shouldn’t that it too should be considered in this discussion of the world powers? That being said the NWO/UN divides the world into 10 regional groupings which makes it different from all the previous empires. Could this be the “last empire,” the seventh head? It would seem to fit in with the 10 horns, short time (1 hr of power), iron mixed with clay, it stamps out the other pieces (it takes away their sovereignty), as a reply of the Roman Empire it fulfills its place in sequence (the revival of #6) and that it puts all the pieces under control of the one who will make war with the Lamb. I think this also fits the characteristic of “each empire must have is a relationship with Israel” as pointed out by Bert. Just something else to consider as someone said “all the pieces must fit together or… we have it wrong.” 🙂

    Thanks again for your diligence and for your endeavors to plumb the depths of God’s Word as he unveils the hidden things in these last days. As it says in Proverbs 25:2 – It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.

    His wisdom, peace and comfort be unto you and all who read here in these trying times,
    daniel

    • Hi daniel,

      Your thoughts on the ten horns coincide with mine, as an operating hypothesis. Having said that, I am reserving judgment on this because I do not want to be blind to developments as they happen.

      Could the ten horns be the seventh head?

      I think that would violate the layout of the vision itself. The vision makes a distinction between the horns and the heads, so I think that we need to keep that distinction in our own minds.

      My suspicion is that the ten horns won’t be publicly revealed until AFTER the seventh head is given it’s deadly wound, and then healed.

      Thank you, Daniel, good points.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  16. I went back and read some of Daniel 2. Here is what I found.

    ch2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

    The stone is the kingdom of Christ and is connected to a great mountain. This clearly defines the use of the word mountain in end times eschatology. There is a great personage over a great mountain.

    37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.

    the definition of a king(dom): kingdom, power, and strength, and glory, which are attributes given to these men by God who possesses the supreme kingdom, power, and strength, and glory (the rock that hits the feet)

    38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.

    This tells us that the four divisions (gold, silver, brass, iron) of this great image are personages of those great empires. I am having a hard time getting politics out of this statement. It sounds like a position held, not the system employed by that position. That was one point of confusion.

    The other was just merely guessing at the other two Empires. The bible must present a methodology, key, or guidance that nails this without guess work. It’s certainly beyond me at the moment.

    Great work! God Bless!

    • Hi WarpLover,

      It is an interesting conundrum.

      Nebuchadnezzar is mentioned as the head, yet his empire continued on with his son and grandson. The next one, the medo-persians had two figureheads that also continued for many years after their deaths. The same goes for the Alexandrian Kingdoms and the Romans.

      The fact that there is a figure representing each in no way changes the fact that these are empires.

      Julius Caesar probably represents the Roman Empire.

      Does George Washington represent the American Empire?

      That would be a good question.

      Thank you, WL. I hope that this helped answer your question.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  17. Okay I saw 2 questions that might have an answer. Both were about Britian. Britian was the world power before America. It controlled about everything because of its navy and part of what made it so strong was the renaissance. It was a looking back to Rome and gave rise to great scholars who studied Roman philosophy and the founders of our country were a part of this. This is why our government was based on Roman philosophy. We are a child of Britian. Second question was about British relationship with Israel. Again if you look at history Palestine, wasn’t Britian instrumental in forming Israel in 1967? Just thoughts as I was reading this. Maybe I am totally off.

    • Hi Laurie,

      Good points, and no, you are NOT totally off.

      The criteria for ‘headness’ (as I call it) is a difficult one to determine. I believe that it centers on Jewish sovereignty of Jerusalem. Although, I am certainly open to someone showing me a different interpretation that makes more sense.

      I find it completely fascinating that Jesus mentioned the control of Jerusalem by the Jews as the beginning point of the Last Days – although, our Lord did not use those exact words. I know of many brothers and sisters who forget that Jesus did not mention the creation of the State of Israel as part of the Last Days, but the control of Jerusalem.

      Thank you, Laurie!

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

    • Hi shawn,

      Um… you are mixing metaphors, and that will lead to mixed results – in terms of truth.

      Just because the statue in Daniel’s dream had iron and clay, doesn’t mean that this tells us that the seventh head in John’s vision is Iron and Clay.

      Nor does the iron and clay of Daniel’s dream signify two empires.

      Thank you, Shawn.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

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