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The war to come – the confederacy of ten horns

Author Stephen Pidgeon - Sunday, April 19, 2015

 

Chizayon (Revelation) 13:1-3

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. 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. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

Can we determine the identity of the beast, such that we can link the ten crowns to this new confederacy Al-Tahaluf Al-A’shari?  There is a second witness within scripture itself:

Chizayon (Revelation) 17:8-14

The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the cepher of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9 And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition. 12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is ADONAI of adoniym, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

What if? What if theses kings are those kingdoms who have controlled the Holy City over all of these centuries?  According to Yahuchanon in his Chizayon, five at the time of his writing have fallen:

  1. Egypt
  2. Assyria
  3. Babylon
  4. Persia
  5. Greece

One is:

  1. Rome (first Western; then Eastern)

And the other is not yet come:

  1. Ottoman

Now, Yahuchanon goes on to tell us that “the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.”  In Chapter 13, Yahuchanon tells us that he “saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast.”

It is well-known that the collapse of the Ottoman Empire marked by the death of the Caliphate, was known in the Islamic world as “the fatal head wound” because the head of Islam – the Caliph – was no more.  Immediately following the death of the Caliphate came the Muslim Brotherhood (Al Ikwan al Musselman), which was formed with the express purpose of restoring the Caliphate.  In 2014, ISIS – a Sunni proxy army funded by Saudi Arabia – declared the Caliphate anew, and the deadly wound is healed. 

Now if Islam is the beast which rises out of the sea, then consider that Egypt now is primarily a Muslim state.  The region of ancient Assyria is now Muslim.  The area of ancient Babylon is a Muslim state.  Persia (now Iran) is a Muslim state.  The area of ancient Greece (primarily modern Turkey) is a Muslim state.  The Eastern Roman Empire, whose capitol was Constantinople (now Istanbul) is a Muslim state. And of course, the Ottoman Empire, having collapsed in 1924, is and has always been a Muslim state.  Therefore, the eighth is of all of the seven. 

It can therefore be reasoned that the ten horns and the ten crowns must be Islamic, if the beast is in fact Islam.  This new confederacy Al-Tahaluf Al-A’shari qualifies in every respect.

Let us not then forget the remainder of the prophecy: These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is ADONAI of adoniym, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

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