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The Scarlet Beast; Rev 17: and The Kings of the North and South

Updated 8 Oct, 2015

Revelation 17

The Scarlet Beast; Rev 17: and The Kings of the North and South


Daniel chapter 8 and Daniel chapter 11, both concern the rivalry between the Kings of the North and South. To understand the end time application of these prophecies, it is necessary to know who these kings represent.

The explanation of the King of the North is found in Daniel 2, where king Nebuchadnezzar was given a special dream and God gave Daniel the understanding. Daniel states in verse 29 that the dream was given by God, to reveal what shall come to pass.

The dream consisted of an image of a man with a head of gold, a breast and arms of silver, a belly and thighs of brass and legs of iron with feet of mixed iron and clay Dan 2:31-33. This image was destroyed by a stone cut out without hands, smiting the image on it’s feet and breaking them to pieces. This stone then became a great mountain that filled the whole earth Dan 2:34-35.

God gives Daniel the interpretation, which he reveals to the king. The head of gold is Nebuchadnezzar, Kingdom of Babylon verse 38. The other body parts are other kingdoms which shall come being different peoples but maintaining the same Babylonian church state mystery religion system verse 39.

Historically we know that the Empire of Babylon gave way to the Empire of the Medes and Persians, which passed on to the Greeks and finally was inherited by Rome and finally teh Holy Roman Empire.

This final Holy Roman Empire was and shall be partly strong and partly brittle verse 42 as the toes were part of iron and part of clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of Heaven set up a kingdom, which shall break in pieces all of these kingdoms verse 44.

This image represents a system which started in Babylon and continued through these succeeding empires. As each one supplanted the previous empire, they adopted the same system. A different race of people ruled, but the system of government and the religion remained. As the head contains the brain and mind and controls the body so this image was dominated by it’s head; Babylon. Each of these successive empires was essentially a continuation of the Babylonian Empire by different peoples.

This is why the whole statue and the systems it represents are called Babylon, including the Holy Roman Empire of the ten toes, which is to be destroyed by the God of Heaven, through His Christ is called Babylon the Great Rev 18:2.

An angel from God came to Daniel in response to his prayer, to reveal what shall become of Daniel’s people in the LATTER DAYS Dan 10:1-14. This angel revealed to Daniel that the Kingdom of Persia which followed the Empire of Babylon would be replaced by the Greeks Dan 11:2-4. The first king of Greece shall be broken and his kingdom divided into four parts. One of these parts was Rome, to be called the king of the north in the prophecies; and one part, Egypt, to be called the king of the south. Dan 11 is chiefly concerned with the rivalry between these two divisions through history.

Historically, King Philip of Macedon prepared plans to unite the Greeks and conquer the Persians, but died before carrying them out. His son Alexander became the first king of a united Greece, and conquered Medo-Persian Empire.

Alexander died of fever in 323 bc. Then after much infighting, the kingdom was eventually divided between numerous of Alexander’s officers. (To see how there eventually came to be four parts, see the 2300 DAYS Prophecy in the Daniel article).

Ptolemy became ruler of Egypt which also included Judea, the kingdom of the SOUTH. During a dip in Ptolemy’s fortunes, one of his generals, Seleucus Nicator seized the province of Babylon NORTH of Jerusalem. Dan 11 concerns itself with the rivalry that developed between the two kingdoms.

This Kingdom of the NORTH was eventually swallowed up by Rome even as the Greeks swallowed up the Empire of Persia, which had, in its turn replaced Babylon!

ALL these Kingdoms were part of the Babylonian system, which shall be destroyed by Christ. The original King of the North was Nicator whose kingdom was called Babylon! The modern, rising Babylon, or final revival of the Holy Roman Empire, is the King of the North.


At the time of the end shall the King of the South push at him and the King of the North shall come Dan 11:40-43. Who shall the North attack? Why those who provoked him of course. Who does he strike? EGYPT and JUDEA.

So, who provoked him? EGYPT and JUDEA! So, who is the King of the South? EGYPT is and has always been the King of the South! When Ptolemy became king of EGYPT, King of the South, he also ruled JUDEA!  JUDEA was a part of Egypt at that time.

The King of the South referred to that area which was [is] SOUTH of Jerusalem. 

The King of the North, Babylon called Rome today shall attack JUDEA and EGYPT.

All the Israelite peoples shall fall with them Hos 5:5. It is very interesting to see that EGYPT, the JEWISH STATE, the USA and the BRITISH are ALL closely allied together at this time. And that they are ALL specifically mentioned as falling together, to Babylon the coming New Europe! The entire chapter eleven of Daniel is about EGYPT, why would Egypt suddenly NOT BE the King of the South at the end of the chapter? This just makes NO SENSE.

Egypt, along with her allies has been the King of the South for about 2,300 years and remain the King of the South.

In summary; The King of the South is and has always been EGYPT and shall fall, with her allies at the start of the final forty two months.

The King of the North was Babylon and is still Babylon, the feet of Babylon; ROME. This final revival of the Holy Roman Empire[the feet of Babylon] shall be allowed to dominate for forty two months Rev 13:5 and Dan 12:7.

The Scarlet Beast


The scarlet beast had seven heads and ten horns. 

The seven heads are the seven revivals of the scarlet beast system of the political Holy Roman Empire; which is dominated or ridden by the woman, which is the great false religious entity known as the Roman Catholic Church.   

This system is explained in Rev 13 as the system of Satan. 

This scarlet beast system began to be ridden by the woman during the empire of Justinian when Justinian authorized the woman to become the authority in the Roman empire because of the breakdown of the civil system due to the collapse of Imperial Rome.

Rev 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 his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: . .

The ten horns are the ten kings of the last and soon coming final seventh revival of the scarlet beast Holy Roman Empire system, ridden by the woman or religion.  By whatever name this new Europe  is called it will be brought into being by a final miracle working pope, Rev 13..

Rev 17:3  So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy [the unholy “Holy” Roman Empire], having seven heads [seven revivals] and ten horns [the seventh and last revival consisting of ten rulers [nations]  under a central federal leader].

4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:


6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration [awe].

7And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her [that she rides upon], which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

The woman is the Babylonian Mystery religion now disguising itself as “Christian” and she rides the Scarlet Beast [Holy Roman Empire system] which is the feet of the Statue of Babylon in Dan 2, further explained in Dan 7.  The woman begins to ride this scarlet beast [a Holy Roman Empire] during the reign of Justinian. 

After five past revivals, the sixth revival came in the early 20th century with the Mussolini Vatican Holy Roman Empire Concordat which was totally destroyed at the end of WW 2. 

The beast of the Holy Roman Empire existed, and then ceased to exist; and finally it is to be revived into a renewed existence one last [seventh] time.  The power of this Holy Roman Empire system is from Satan.

8 The beast that thou sawest 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 book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

This Babylonian Holy Roman Empire beast system arose and was totally destroyed in WW 2, and when it rises again in Europe, at the call of a final miracle working pope, the worldly who do not understand the word of God will be astonished!  

Why?  Because this six times revived system was totally destroyed, and is now resurrected by a final miracle working pope for a seventh time.

9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains [Are the seven revivals of the scarlet beast (which is the Holy Roman Empire) and are the city of seven hills in which the woman has her palace (The Vatican)], on which the woman sitteth.

The interpretation of the seven mountains is the seven hills of Rome, and also seven dynasties or revivals of the scarlet beast [Holy Roman Empire] system as revealed in the next verse. 

At some point after the Mussolini [sixth] version of the scarlet beast was destroyed; another [seventh] and final version is to come to life and will have power to make war for 42 months. 

10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is [the sixth Mussolini], and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space [42 months].

The sixth beast, Mussolini; was destroyed in WW 2; and is to be followed by a seventh revival of the [Holy Roman Empire] scarlet beast.

11 And the beast that was, and is not [the Holy Roman Empire], even he is [associated with an eighth beast which rides the first beast] the eighth, and is [of as in associated with, but not one of the seven revivals of the first Holy Roman Empire beast; being the eighth beast, the woman [religion] which rides (controls) the Holy Roman Empire system] of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

This eighth beast is revealed in Rev 13:11  And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

This religious beast is the historical papacy which rode the Holy Roman Empire; the final pope false prophet is also the climax of that deceptive religious system;  and appears innocent and godly while teaching people to obey and follow him as their ultimate moral authority as if he were God.

This religious beast pope has the power to do miracles from Satan and causes the dead Holy Roman Empire political system to come back to life and exercises the power of the state.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image [likeness of the Holy Roman Empire system] to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

The ten horns are the ten rulers which are a part of the seventh revival of the Holy Roman Empire scarlet beast.  Each of these ten might be leaders of their nation before they give themselves to a central federal authority, but once they agree to join this system they have the collective power of the whole federal [American style state federal] system.

Rev 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 [42 months] with the [political scarlet beast] beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast [the leader of the seventh revival].

At the end of this seventh revival, which will last for 42 months, Jesus Christ will come with his chosen and destroy this Babylonian Holy Roman Empire church state mystery system. 

14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues [which the Roman Catholic Church dominates].

When the political and religious leaders are destroyed and the deception is lifted, the ten rulers will repent and turn on and destroy the Catholic Church and what is left of this political religious system.

16 And the ten horns [kings, rulers] which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city [the Vatican, ROME; the final false prophet being the eighth beast], which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

The list of seven Holy Roman Empire revivals includes: Justinian, Otto the great, Charlemagne, Napoleon, The Hapsburg’s and Mussolini; with one more to come. 

Historians regard Charlemagne as the first Holy Roman Emperor, however the church state scarlet beast system that is ridden by the papacy is what I am referring to, not some historian’s label.  In fact it was Justinian who elevated the Catholic Church above the state to maintain order because of the fall of Rome to the barbarians.



1) In verse one; a certain woman is identified as a great whore “that sitteth upon many waters”. This is explained in V 15; where the many waters are explained as a great multitude of many peoples, nations and languages. So this woman sits upon or dominates many nations and very many people; she is a very large influential church organization.

2) V 2; the kings or rulers have committed fornication with her. She has close and intimate relationships with the rulers of this world, and the nations are intoxicated by their relationships with her. 3) V3; In spirit (in a vision); v 4; I saw her arrayed in purple and scarlet and decked with precious stones and holding a cup filled with abominations and fornications (relationships with the nations). V5, she is called Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots. V6; she was drunk with the blood of the saints.

V9; the seven heads are seven mountains [the seven hills of Rome, symbolic of seven governments], on which the woman sitteth.

In scripture, a virgin is symbolic of purity, perfect loyalty and true Godliness; symbolic of the Called of God 2 Cor 11:2.

Therefore a whore or harlot, symbolizes a fallen or unfaithful woman or religious organization.

This whore is the religious part of the Babylonian church state system and she rides the Roman beast of Daniel 7.

This false religion which is the Babylonian Mysteries now calling herself “Christian” is the Roman Catholic Church which rides the seven revivals of the scarlet beast represented here as the seven kings..

This fallen church is not faithful to God, rather she stands on her own traditions instead of the Word of God. She exalts her leaders ABOVE GOD’S WORD through the Primacy of Peter heresy. Rather than being faithful to the Word of God, she thinks to; change times and laws. Changing the Sabbath from the Seventh Day to Sunday, the first day of the week.

There is only one woman or church which; organized the crusades, most of which were against dissenters within Europe; who organized Inquisitions against truth seekers, who slaughtered the saints of God.

Only one who dwells in a city of seven hills (mountains) (governments) both literally and also symbolically by dominating seven historic “holy” empires. Only one who adorns it’s leaders with scarlet and purple and jewels; and maintains relationships with the governments and rulers of this earth.

Only one who has many daughters (other churches coming out of her in protest, yet still clinging to many of her false teachings).

One church who was the very first one to adopt the Primacy of Peter heresy to exalt herself above God’s word. And together with all these things dominates many multitudes and nations. She is the one who claims to be Christian, who uses the name of Christ while substituting her own traditions for the Word of God.


Verse 3; The woman sits upon, rides, dominates, controls; a scarlet colored beast, full of the names of blasphemy (made scarlet with the blood of the saints), having seven heads and ten horns. 

The final miracle working pope is the EIGHTH beast and rides the Scarlet Beast’s seven revivals [kings]. This eighth beast is of the seven, associated with the seven but not one of the seven kings; and rides the seven controlling them through its religious influence on the masses of people.  Teaching all to follow it, instead of being zealous for the Word of God.   


Verse 3; the beast has seven heads. Verse 9; the seven heads are seven mountains (mountains symbolize governments). Verse 10; and there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is [sixth], and the other is not yet come; and when he [the seventh] cometh, he must continue a short space.

There were six Roman Church State Empires:  Justinian,  Otto the Great, Charlemagne, Napoleon. The Hapsburg’s and Mussolini; with one more to come.

We are now about to see the seventh and last revival of the scarlet beast; rise from the death of the sixth Holy Roman Empire, to become the climax of the Babylon system; rising up to torment all who will not submit to it. 

THE TEN HORNS of the last head or the final revival of the Scarlet Beast system

Verse 3; this final beast has ten horns. Verse 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. V 13; these have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast [the seventh revival of the scarlet beast satanic system] . V 14; These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them. V 16: finally these kings shall realize that they have been had, they have been deceived and they shall turn against and destroy this False Religion that has ridden on them by deceiving them.

Six revivals of scarlet beast church state Babylonian Mystery system have come and gone in Rome, all ridden by the Roman Catholic Church; with is the Babylonian Mystery religion disguised as “Christian.” 

In these last days; ten kings [rulers] will set up a new seventh revival of the same system, as the seventh and last revival of the scarlet beast, giving their authority to one president or emperor; approved by the final papal false prophet.

This will be a government structure based on the “Babylonian church state” model of the Babylonian Mysteries church state system.

They will rule for one hour (a short time) which is defined as 42 months in Rev 11:2.  Their empire will end with the return of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.

At that time the ten nations freed from their religious chains, shall turn against the False Church, the great whore and destroy her v 16-17.

The prophecy covers much more than the years immediately preceding the coming of Christ; it covers the whole period of the seven kings and the seven revivals of the Holy Roman Empire.

The “one that is” is the sixth mentioned; Mussolini was the sixth Church/State Holy Roman Empire. Mussolini; with the Vatican Concordat did revive the Holy Roman Empire.

The seventh and last revival of the scarlet beast system by whatever name it is called, is about to come and will exist only a “short time” [42 months or 1.260 days] ,

The final system now coming,  is the Seventh revival of the Roman church state Babylonian Mysteries Holy Roman Empire system, by whatever name it will be called; and is ridden by the Roman Catholic Church.

Please see this article on the formation of the Roman Catholic Church.  The Birth of Catholicism, as Christianity Drifted Into The Sun Worship of Constantine 


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