So the woman represented the nation of Israel.

Revelation 12:3: “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.”

And then there’s another wonder in heaven, and that is the great red dragon. As this great red dragon comes out, the Bible says that he has seven heads and ten horns. He also was wearing seven crowns, that means it’s representing a king. What does this mean? It means that so far there are seven kings that Satan has used.

So the question now is who is this seven headed dragon and ten horned Antichrist? What they represent is undoubtedly one world kings and one world kingdom. That’s how we are going to find out the interpretation of the seven heads: the crowns on his head. So these are kings then. The second thing is also that these have to be one world kingdom and one world kings. How do we know that?

Revelation 17:9-10: “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.”

Whatever the remaining half of verse 10, we’re going to cover that later on. But what we do know is that the seven heads represent seven kings here.

During the time of Revelation 17, the whole world is under the rule of the Antichrist. So what’s divided amongst the world are these kings. That’s how we can tell that these kings have to be not just normal joes, these kings are actually worldwide empire kings. So that’s why we know that these kings are significant. The second clue to understand is from all time, this is not just a future time period. These are one world kings and kingdoms from all time. How we can tell is we look at Psalms 74. Look at this, the seven headed dragon existed during the time of Psalms.

Psalmns 74:13-14: “Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.”

We know that this is Satan obviously, but he already had these kings, which we already admit, and these are one world kings and kingdom, we can admit that. This was from all time. So it’s not just a future time period of the tribulation because this occurred during Psalms 74. This is representing all time, past, present, and future.

This will make a lot of sense concerning about God’s time perspective, it’s past, present and future. He’s not limited to a certain time bracket. Past, present and future will all revolve around Him. Satan, the great imitator of God, will also do that with his rulership, kingdom, and dominion. He wants to cover all time as well.

Look at Luke 4, this passage further strengthens the fact that these kings directly from Satan will have to be worldwide, one world. There is no doubt these kings are in line and receive their kingship from Satan, that’s what we can see so far according to Revelation 12.

Luke 4:5-6: “And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.”

Notice that Satan owns all the kingdoms in the world, one world. He owns the whole world, not just limited kingdoms and he says that he can give it to whomsoever he will. And Revelation 12 shows that these kings were given that kingdom, thus we know this interpretation is true. That’s how we are going to find the seven heads.

Let’s look at the first king. The logical reasoning is to think about kings throughout all time who had one world empire. So let’s start at the beginning, who was the first one?

Genesis 10:8-10: “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.”

So, the first one world kingdom is Nimrod from Babel. How do we know that it has to refer to Nimrod? It’s because if you read your history, there is no doubt that this Gilgamesh person, or Nimrod, was the first legend or first hero or first king that ruled above all kings. As a matter of fact, all gods and goddesses of religions today and throughout all time originated from Nimrod. So this is the first king. But what’s even more proven is Genesis 10:10, his kingdom was Babel. Which city is going to play in the one world empire? Babylon. That’s the same place. So there’s no doubt it’s Nimrod.

The second king. Think about the kingdom that was the most powerful in the world that time, one world empire. Then the second one, if we’re going to go through our history, what would make sense is Pharaoh from Egypt.

Ezekiel 29:3-4: “Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself. But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.”

Pharaoh is compared to the great dragon. Remember the dragon in Revelation, there’s no doubt that it would be referring to Satan. In Ezekiel 29:4, notice that he’s like a leviathan.

The third one: Sennacherib from Assyria. Notice what Sennacherib, or the king of Assyria, is likened unto. During the time of Isaiah, a Syrian empire under Sennacherib was conquering the world. So when Isaiah was talking about the Assyrian king, he would be referring to Sennacherib.

Isaiah 10:12: Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.”

Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem,” That sounds like a future time period when God restores the nation of Israel. Look what God is focusing on: “I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria,”.

Isaiah 10:19-20: “And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.”

Notice ‘the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob,’, that’s the remnant of Israel who survived the Assyrian king’s annihilation. Remember our previous Revelation studies, the Jews were under annihilation and persecution in the future time period by the Antichrist. Look at it again, just like Pharaoh is a type of the Antichrist, one world ruler. The king of Assyria, Sennacherib, is also a type of the Antichrist. There is no doubt that Sennacherib would perfectly fit the bill again.

Isaiah 10:21: “The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.”

When God is talking about prophetic future time period, why would He say Assyria all of a sudden? Why would He talk about Babylon? Why would He talk about these ancient kingdoms? If you’re a preterist, you try to put it at a past time period. But if you’re a dispensationalist, you’re not limited to a certain time period. You see that prophecy can go from past and jump to future because in God’s scope, He’s not limited by time. Time doesn’t matter to God, He sees everything at the same time. He sees past occurring at the same time as the future, and the future is happening the same time as the past. That makes so much sense when the Bible shows this seven headed dragon, that it’s referring to all time and that it also has application to the future, not just the past. Why? Because God’s seeing it all at once.

That’s why it’s very important to have a dispensational mindset when interpreting scripture concerning prophecy because in dispensation, we divide the time periods, then we can see from proper context and we can go from past to future. But the preterist, amillennial, postmillennial, post-tribulation rapture people etc, these people try to restrict it at one time period. Remember: double application, that is a fact that cannot be doubted.

The fourth king.

Jeremiah 51:34: “Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.”

Nebuchadnezzar is connected to the dragon. Nebuchadnezzar from Babylon is building up the ruins from Babel, from Nimrod. There is no doubt, history proves that there is a world empire after the world empire of Assyria, and that was Nebuchadnezzar.

The fifth king.

Daniel 10:13: “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.”

We know that this is referring to Darius or Cyrus, but look at the wording here, this is not just a regular king of Persia. We know that this has to be connected to Satan himself.

In the verse, Michael the Archangel came to help and this verse was spoken by an angel to Daniel. So the prince of the kingdom of Persia is referring to Satan. It was Satan that the angel was versing. Why? Darius or Cyrus is just the human king, but who’s the real king? It’s the devil.

That’s why it makes sense that when these names are mentioned, they’re all connected to Satan. Because it matches with Revelation 12, it’s speaking about Satan but he has these kings representing him.

The sixth king. It’s not just Persia that’s connected, let’s look at another one. This ain’t no normal king either, it’s something beyond that.

Daniel 10:20 :“Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.”

The angel is saying “now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.” We’re still talking on a spiritual plane here, of kings and that battle going on with the king. So when Alexander from Greece comes in, he’s the human king, but who’s the ultimate king? It’s Satan.

If you keep reading the book of Daniel where it talks about Greece taking over Persia’s ruin, what the person is focusing on is primarily Alexander the great as a guy who just conquers kingdoms, treads them down and conquer world after world. Not only that, he’s the best candidate that you can think of that was building a world empire. We got to keep thinking that context, that’s how you can elimate all the other kings and find out the best candidate of the king that time.

If you look at Daniel 8:21-23, 25, this is connected to the Antichrist or Satan. When you read this whole passage, the Antichrist comes from one of the four branches of Alexander’s Grecian kingdom. So there is no doubt that Greece and Alexander the great is connected to that world empire.

The seventh king: Caesar from Rome. That power still continues today, it just transitioned into a different form.

Throughout history, the two countries that you will hear your pastor emphasizing over and over again is Egypt and Rome. They undoubtedly play a great, significant part throughout our history.

2 Thessalonians 2:3: ” Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”

that day shall not come” referring to that future time period, that day that we’re all waiting for.
come a falling away first” that’s the apostasy.
man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” that’s the Antichrist.

So we know that’s referring to the Antichrist, but look who follows in this context of the Antichrist. Think about it, who’s the one world emperor, ruler of that time, during Paul’s time? It’s Caesar. Could it be that the one world ruler during Paul’s time is within the same context of the Antichrist? Yeah, because Paul said so. He realizes that the Antichrist is the future but it’s already working.

2 Thessalonians 2:7: “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.”

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:” he’s already here.

So who’s the best candidate during Paul’s time, who’s a one world ruler and already at work paving the way for the Antichrist, who will take over the one world empire. It’s Caesar. There’s no doubt that Rome definitely qualifies for the seventh head.

So we got the seven heads down. Now, the ten horns.

Revelation 13:1: “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

This beast kind of imitates Satan the dragon, but this one is referring to the beast. Now we know who this beast is, if you keep reading the later verses, that’s referring to the Antichrist.
What is this beast? In Revelation 12, Satan the dragon has seven crowns on top of its head, not the horns. It’s not just seven crowns on top of seven heads, it’s also ten crowns on top of each horn. What does that mean? Based on our previous studies, this means that these are ten kings.

So this beast has 7 heads, 10 horns and crowns within these horns. This is going to follow the same pattern, we already know these will have to be one world kings and kingdoms. That logically makes sense because it’s the same thing as the seven headed dragon. If we’re going to find that little distinction here with the ten crowns upon ten horns, it’s going to be logical to follow the same pattern.

Now since it has crowns on the ten horns, they have to represent one world kingdoms and this would make sense when we look at Revelation 17:12.

Revelation 17:12: “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.”

This explains the confusion of Revelation 17:10, it says seven kings there, not ten. But it’s seven kings because it’s referring to the heads here. But here at Revelation 17:12, it says 10 kings but the confusion is solved because ten horns also represents ten kings.

So how are we going to figure out these ten kings? Actually we can knock off a huge number, probably up to seven. Why? Because notice where is the horn rooting out from, it’s coming from the head. That means the horns will have the same kingdom as the head. Its roots and connection will be the same kingdom where the head is.

Look at how scripture brilliantly interprets scripture about a horn popping out the head that will make natural logical sense that it would be the same kingdom.

Daniel 8:20: “The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.”

One ram that has two horns.

Daniel 8:21: “And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.”

Both of these verses show that the horns that come out of this animal’s head is rooted in that same kingdom. As a matter of fact, it’s even so strong that in Daniel 8:20, Media and Persia are different kingdoms but they come from the same root kingdom. That’s why throughout history they would usually call it Media Persia, not just Persia. Persia is a more generalized term used, but to be more accurate it’s going to be Media Persia.

So we already see here the seven of the ten horns: Babel, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Media Persia, Greece and Rome. So what are we going to do to explain the three horns? Using common sense, like Daniel 8 we saw the example of the kingdoms being different but they come from the same root kingdom. Now, the question is that if we’re going to look at these three other horns, how do we know that it’s going to be two horns on one head? Let’s look through scripture.

All we know is that these kingdoms, which are different, are going to have to yet be parallel, be from the same root kingdom.

Let’s start off with this four beasts of Daniel 7.

Daniel 7:3: “And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.”

We see this, let’s look at Revelation 13.

Revelation 13:1: “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

This beast here at Revelation 13 is similar to that of the beast from Revelation 12. We will put the beast of Revelation 13 as Antichrist.

Notice that this is the same beast and Daniel 7 because this beast rises out of the sea.

Revelation 13:2: “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”

This beast of Revelation 13 has the diversity of leopard, bear and lion.

We already know from Daniel 7:3 that four beasts coming out from the sea, diverse one from another.
Look at the sequence now, Daniel 7:4, the first beast was a lion. Daniel 7:5, second was a bear. Daniel 7:6, third was a leopard.
There is no doubt, there is a connection between Daniel 7’s beasts and Revelation 13’s beasts. These go parallel.

Daniel 7 said four beasts right, we saw three of them so far. It was lion, bear and leopard. Revelation 13 says that it’s one beast that has the combination of lion, bear and leopard.

Let’s check out this fourth beast in Daniel 7.

Daniel 7:7: “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.”

So this fourth beast is a humongous, scary beast compared to all the other beasts, it’s like the worst kind of beast, kind of like Revelation 13, cause that’s a horrifying beast.

and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.” Revelation 13 said ten horns, not only that, it is a diversity of beasts because of the diversity of leopard, bear and lion. Daniel 7 said it was diverse from all the remaining three beasts.

So we know that this has to be the same beast of Revelation 13.

Now that we got this, we got to figure out the leopard, bear and lion. Each of these beasts represents a kingdom, as seen in Daniel 7. Then these three can fill out the remaining three horns.

The lion, bear and leopard are three kingdoms that occur after Babylon. Why? The reason why is because Daniel 7:1.

Daniel 7:1: “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.”

The king of Babylon was already ruling and it was Belshazzar and Belshazzar was one of the last kings of Babylon. So this was at the end. Then we got Daniel 7:3-6 about future kingdoms popping out, so it can’t include Babylon. These kingdoms will have to follow after Babylon. Now when we look back at the heads, Babylon is way past the other kings, the remaining three are Media Persia, Greece, and Rome. So the remaining three horns are going to match these three kingdoms.

Now we have to figure out what these kingdoms are. If we go by the sequence at Daniel 7, we already got our answer. The remaining three kingdoms in Daniel 7 after Babylon is Persia, Greece and Rome. Following that sequence, lion is the first so that’s Persia. After lion is the bear, so that would be Greece. Then we got the leopard, that’s Rome. So we got our three missing kings here.

When we think about this, the fourth beast at Daniel 7, which is a culmination of that, is the Antichrist at the tribulation. He’s a diversity of lion, bear and leopard. When the Antichrist comes out in the tribulation, he’s got the body of a leopard, feet of a bear and the mouth of a lion.

There’s no doubt that this kind of kingdom who’s coming out with ten horns, it has to include the kingdom of leopard, bear and lion. When we look at Daniel 7, we already see Greece, Persia, and Rome filling in that gap. But we got a situation here, this is happening in the future tribulation, because of that, these three kingdoms are ancient kingdoms, they’re no longer available. Darius, Alexander the great, and Caesar are all long gone. So we have to compare these kingdoms from these roots and look at it a modern day perspective that would fit the best candidate of Media-Persia type of empire, a Grecian type of empire and a Roman type of empire.

Revelation 13:2: “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”

The lion then that would match up the best with Media-Persia at today’s time period would be England. Why is that? What part of the lion? It’s the mouth, it’s speaking the language of a lion. Think about a one world empire during the future time period, the best candidate is English. We see that England would fit the best candidate over there. Not only that, London’s coat of arms is a lion’s body with eagle’s wings.

Daniel 7:4: “The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.”

Think about this, Media-Persia is the ancient empire that restored the nation of Israel. What country played a beneficial part in restoring the land of Israel? England.

Now let’s look at the bear. Revelation 13:2 shows that it’s the feet of a bear.

Daniel 7:5: “And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.”

The bear raised itself using its own feet. Wherever this bear moves with its feet, it’s going to devour all sorts of flesh and kingdoms and people around it. The best candidate of the country that moved its feet around to arise and devour many nations is Russia.

Another thing is that it contributed its political power wherever it moved to devour nations with this saying ‘The bear who walks like a man’.

Look back at Daniel 7:5, “and they said thus unto it, Arise,”. What does a bear do? It walks up on its own feet, like a man. Why? It’s about to devour flesh.

Communism runs in China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba and the constant power battles of technology, space and politics with US from 1900s, even up to today. Also, Russia’s famous symbol from communist Soviet Union till today is the bear.

How does it match up with ancient kingdom of Greece is that it continued its power of Greek Orthodox religion.  The Orthodox church brags itself to be more ancient than the Catholic. The primary religion in Russia is the Orthodox church system. See how the ancient carried on to modern? There’s no doubt it’s connected from ancient to modern kingdom, but it has transitioned its power.

Not only that, who’s the person who could not stop moving around, arise, and devour many nations during the ancient days? Alexander the great.

Let’s look at the leopard now. Revelation 13:2 says that its body was like unto a leopard. Remember that the Antichrist’s beast is an integrated body with leopard. Think about the best country with an integrated body of people. United States of America. It is the best candidate within the entire world for the Antichrist to mainly use as his kingdom for the tribulation as well. If you think about the leopard’s three colors, it matches with the three racial colors within Sociology 101. Mongoloids, Negroids, and Caucasians. Shem, Ham and Japheth. Think about the three colors within the leopard’s body: yellow body, black spots and white belly.

The best candidate for the leopard is America and we saw throughout the scriptures that the leopard would have to refer to Rome following Daniel’s vision and dream.

Now you know the seven headed dragon and the ten horns, and what they represent.

Going back to Revelation 12, we see this great wonder in heaven, it is seven heads, ten horns and seven crowns upon his head and when we jumped to Revelation 13, it’s ten crowns upon the ten horns.

Who are these satanic kings with one world empires that the Antichrist will use?

  1. Nimrod of Babel
  2. Pharaoh of Egypt
  3. Sennecherib of Assyria
  4. Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
  5. Darius or Cyrus of Media-Persia
  6. Alexander the great of Greece
  7. Caesar of Rome
    carried on with today’s modern times with:
  8. England
  9. USA
  10. Russia

The number one country the devil will use for the future time period of the tribulation, (he goes for the countries that God mightily used) he went for the nation of Israel. That’s why you see a lot of conspiracies in elites, banks, etc.

Then he went for America. Why? That’s the heart. The two countries which talked about two principles in the Bible, two groups of people: the Christian church and the nation of Israel.

Satan attacked literally both of their communities. Why? To try to smack at God’s face, and say ‘Look, I can take it all away from you’ but he loses it all at the end.