PROPHECIES OF REVELATION 3
The Beast Coming From the Sea
“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 dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his wounds as it were wounded to death; and his fatal wound was healed and all the world wondered after the beast.
And they adored the dragon who gave authority unto the beast. And they adored the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? And there was given to him a mouth to speak blasphemes and to continue forty and two months.
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 to him to make war against the saints and to overcome them, and authority was given to him over all kindred and languages and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall adore him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that lead into captivity shall go into captivity; he that kills with the sword must be killed by the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints” Rev. 13: 1-10).
The beast described herein was Islam established by Mohammed in 622 AD., which in 1299 formed the Ottoman state and in1453 conquered Constantinople, ending the thousand year era of the Byzantine Empire. There are only two entities which continually wage war against the Orthodox Church of Christ, one is Islam and the other is the Papacy, described in Revelation. Orthodoxy is the woman clothed with the sun, the beast rising from the sea is Islam, and the beast rising from the earth is the papacy.
This beast has seven initiated its war against the Church with the first head, with the sacking of Jerusalem by its caliphates and ended it when the seventh head sacked Constantinople. It blasphemes the Lord demoting him to be one of the prophets, while he himself, Mohammed, claims to be the last and greatest of all the prophets. He reduces Christ to be a simple prophet, even though He is both God and man, and elevates himself to be greater than Christ the Godman, as the last and greatest of the Prophets.
The first caliphate of the beast sacked the city of Jerusalem. This caliphate was founded in Arabia by Mohammed founder of the new religion which attacked Jesus Christ the Godman, the religion of Christ and of the Gospel. Mohammed’s work goes back to 622 AD.
The second caliphate was founded in Damascus, Syria, by its satrap, Moavia, The latter, being a descendant of the house of Ommeah, which was hostile to Mohammed, he was proclaimed caliph in 661 AD upon the murder of Ali, a cousin of Mohammed and the husband of Fatima, daughter of Mohammed.
The third caliphate and his successor Al Mansour built up Bagdad most elaborately on the river Tigris and transferred the seat of the new caliphate to this new Babylon, becoming the third head.
The fourth caliphate grew up on the Tiberian peninsula, for Agdourahman of the house of Ommeah, having escaped the massacre of Aboul Abba, fled to Spain, where he founded in 755 the caliphate of Cordova.
The fifth caliphate Cairo, was founded in Egypt in 969 when the caliphate of Bagdad reached its worst stage in its decline and political impotence. Its founder was Moez or Moses, a Fatimite, a descendant of Fatima, daughter of Mohammed. This caliphate wielded authority over Africa, Syria, and Palestine, the Fatimites retained power until 1171.
The sixth head of the beast received the title sultan instead of caliph. The Turks of Tartary in the meantime had embraced Islam and had entered the military service of the caliphate of Bagdad. They were superior in strength and thus enjoyed the highest authority. The founder of the sultan dynasty was Selsoukide Togroul Bey, who was made a great emir by the caliph of Bagdad. His dynasty would end up conquering all of Asia Minor, part of Syria, and Eastern Asia to the border of China.
The seventh and last head of the beast was the dynasty of the Osmanli sultans founded by Osman in Bithynia in the year 1326 and in the city of Brusa. This seventh head entirely devoured the Byzantine Empire which it rules to the present day occupying the great city of Constantinople. But in the fullness of time this seven-headed beast will die and be gone for ever Constantinople will be returned and once again become known universally as “the city”.