the seven heads are described as seven kings.
REV 17:10 AND THERE ARE SEVEN KINGS, FIVE ARE FALLEN AND ONE IS, AND THE OTHER IS NOT YET COME…AND THE BEAST THAT WAS, AND IS NOT, EVEN HE IS THE EIGHT, AND IS OF THE SEVEN…
The seven heads of the beast are seven kings. Five of them are gone, one is incumbent, the other is yet to come. The beast is the eight king.
When is that? Was it during John the revelator`s time, during the Roman empire?
No. That vision is a future event.
REV4:1 I WILL SHOW YOU THINGS WHICH MUST BE HEREAFTER.
When and who are those kings?
IT SAY, THE BEAST IS THE EIGHT KING AND IS OF THE SEVEN KINGS.
“OF THE SEVEN”
It implies, they are all of the same kind, of the same power and authority.
REV13:2 THE DRAGON GAVE THE BEAST POWER, AND HIS SEAT AND GREAT AUTHORITY.
What kind, power and authority?
As the beast.
Therefore, they are not literal political kings. But if so, they are religio-political kings logically more of religious than political.
THE BEAST IS A RELIGIOUS LEADER THUS ALL THESE KINGS ARE RELIGIOUS LEADERS AS WELL BEC THEY ARE OF ONE KIND
“the beast is of the seven”.
IMPLYING THEY ARE ALL BEASTS.
The beast is a religious leader.
REV13:12-16 HE CAUSE THE EARTH AND ALL THAT DWELL THEREIN TO WORSHIP THE FIRST BEAST…HE DO GREAT WONDERS SO THAT HE MAKE FIRE COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN…AND DECEIVE THOSE THAT DWELL ON THE EARTH BY THOSE MIRACLES…
The beast rules over all nationalities, thus his kingdom is not political kingdom as no country or empire could rule over all nationalities.
Only religion could rule over all people.
REV 13:8 AND ALL THAT DWELL UPON THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP HIM WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE…
The beast is a religious leader.
2THES 2:9-10 even him whose coming is after the working of satan…AND WITH ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH…
DECEIVABLENESS of UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
obviously the deeds of the beast speaks of religious perversion.
The beast preaches anti christ belief.
1JOHN 4:3 AND EVERY SPIRIT THAT CONFESS NOT THAT JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH IS NOT OF GOD, THIS IS THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTI CHRIST WHEREOF YE HAVE HEARD THAT IT SHOULD COME..
obviously, that is religious perversion, an anti christ group.
IS THERE ANY POLITICAL POWER THAT ADVOCATES ANTI CHRIST TEACHINGS AND PROPAGANDA WHEREIN IT HAS ALL DECEIVED PEOPLE OF THE WORLD AS ITS MEMBERS AS IT SAY:
REV13:8 and all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (beast)…
HOW DO WE KNOW THE BEAST IS A TEACHER OF FALSE RELIGION?
How could he have all people of the world under his dominion if not through religious ministry?
2THES2:9-10 even him whose coming is after the working of satan…WITH ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH.
Obviously, an organized group having the beast as teacher of deceit and unrighteousness cannot be a political group, much so, that it preaches anti christ belief.
WHO IS THE POLITICAL LEADER THAT TEACH ALL PEOPLE BY DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH ARE ANTI CHRIST?
It could only be possible if he is a religious leader.
2THES 2:9-10 even him whose coming is after the working of satan….WITH ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS…
ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
ALL implies everything unrighteous, all deceit of unrighteousness therefore it includes preaching false religion which makes the beast a false preacher.
AS WE CAN SEE THE BIGGEST SOURCE OF DECEPTION IS RELIGION.
it is necessary therefore as part of the beasts DECEPTION.
clearly, the beast and seven heads of the beast are religious leaders. They are of one kind and authority working all deceivableness of unrighteousness which could only be found in a false religion. Therefore there power is more of religious than political. They are of the same kind, power and authority.
“The beast is of the seven”
REV 17:9 THE SEVEN HEADS ARE SEVEN MOUNTAINS ON WHICH THE WOMAN (great babylon) SITS…
Therefore, the woman sitting on seven mountains imply that great babylon is found on the seven mountains. Seven mountains refer to Rome thus great babylon is found in Rome.
GREAT BABYLON SITS ON THE BEAST.
THE BEAST IS ALSO THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
It suggests that great babylon was present in the Roman empire. Logically, it came from that time.
The beast is the eight king. And bec great babylon sits on the beast implies they are associated. The beast being king necessarily suggest that he is the king of great babylon. An interdependent association.
GREAT BABYLON IS FOUND IN ROME.
If beast is a religious leader, being of the seven kings, imply that all of them are religious leaders.
If beast is the king of babylon, and great babylon came from the Roman empire and great Babylon is in Rome.
WHICH IN ROME HAS RELIGIOUS LEADERS THAT CAME FROM THE ROMAN EMPIRE?
Only the Catholic church.
THEREFORE THE BEAST AND THE SEVEN HEADS ARE THE POPES BEING RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
That is, logically and biblically speaking.