We all have been wondering what country will produce the Antichrist. Well, we have the answer, Turkey once a province and city called Constantinople Rome. And you may ask. “How do you know that?” Let us take a look at a few scriptures to explain.
Revelation 13 told us, the beast shall be wounded in its head, and its deadly wound shall be healed. But to understand this scripture, we must first understand the terminology “beast” used in the Bible.
Blessed we are because of Daniel. He has written to us the answer to this very question. Daniel wrote, “Thou art this head of gold.” But to be clear, let us read what Daniel said to the king after interpreting his dream.
Daniel 2:37-38. “Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 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.”
The beast is the kingdom, and the king is the head of the beast. And looking at the book of Revelation and speaking concerning the Antichrist, the king would be the Antichrist sitting on the beast or ruling over the kingdom. “Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.’
Revelation 13:6-7, “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Now, let us look at a mystery found in the book of Daniel. Daniel said there will be four kingdoms, and the fourth will be the last. But in the book of Revelation, John wrote saying there are seven kingdoms and the seventh will be the eight and final. But just how did these two men come up with two different numbers?
Let us take a look and reveal this mystery. Daniel 2:39-40 “And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.”
Daniel has revealed something significant here, first, he told us three kingdoms shall arise after Babylon, and the fourth will be the final kingdom. But John told us, in Revelation 17:9-11. “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.”
What is John talking about? Let us take a look. First, we have to go back to Daniel to remember the beast is the empire, and the king is the Antichrist, and with that, we should now know the head of the beast is the king. Daniel, “Thou art this head of gold.” And that the mountains are also representation of kings. John, “The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.”
The women here are the city or seat of power where the king dwells. Cities are described as women in the bible. And with that out of the way, we can now determine how both John and Daniel came up with two different numbers for the final empire.
Let us now count the empires that have been on the earth before and since the time of Daniel, empires of significance, and empires before John, and that will be after John, and during John’s days. Counting we have, the: Hittie, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, and the Greek empires. Empires before and after Daniel, five of which have fallen according to John, and two during the life of Daniel, and one after the life of Daniel, which was the Greek empire. And the third and fourth after the life of Daniel, and the sixth during the life of John was Rome.
There will be three empires after Babylon, Daniel, “After thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron:” The last kingdom is the fourth and third after Babylon.
But John wrote, that five of those kingdoms would have already fallen, and that one will be in his lifetime leading to a seventh kingdom that shall also become the eight. John, “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.”
Now, speaking of the kingdom, “the one is.” The one is, was Rome, the sixth kingdom on earth and the fourth kingdom after Daniel. It will become the seventh, the Ottoman empire that will suffer a wound that will heal to become the eight kingdom, an offshoot of Rome that will be for a short time and then shall go into perdition.
Now here are the seven Significant empires that have appeared on earth. The Hittie, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Rome, and the Ottoman empires. And here are the fallen empires. The Hittie, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greece, John was in Rome, and the wounded empire the Ottoman empire during world war one. It will rise again for a short time, and then it will go into perdition. John was living under the Roman empire the sixth, so for John there are seven, and for Daniel there are four, and why? Because each of the empires will have a fragment and culture of the first mingled in it although they are under the leadership of different kings.
But what empire was “The beast that was, and is not?” This will clarify the numbers for us. Here is the mystery of that line. The beast that was, was the Greek empire, and “It was not” because it had fallen to Rome” The Greek empire led the way for Rome to dominate the world when it fell to Rome handing over all its territories and culture to the head of Rome. It will be the eight and is of the seven, because all three empires together the Greek, Roman, and Ottoman empires are built one upon another, therefore, being of the same nature built upon the same foundation each having a fragment of the other in it Daniel saw four and John saw seven because out of the seven three are alike leaving only four empire in the eyes of Daniel.
Daniel 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: “That is the ancient people, a people of ancient cultures shall mingle with the seed of men or share the ancient culture with future generation and empires” but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.” And Jesus confirming Daniel 2:43 said, Matthew 24:7-8, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers’ places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
And so, looking at the scripture, we know from where the Antichrist will arise, and the country that will once again become an empire and the eight and fourth, and the final empire before Christ setup his kingdom on earth by looking back at history where we will find the head or king, and the beast that was wounded during world war one the seventh empire standing on the foundations of the Greek and Roman empire that was standing on the foundations of the Greek empire and those before it. The nation and people, the Turkish nation.
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.
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. 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.