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"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation." -2 Peter 1:20


The easiest way to find out what a symbol in prophecy means is NOT to go to any man for his “private interpretation” of it. The Word of God is plain on that simple fact. So… how do we define all those symbols in Revelation?


FACT: Out of the 404 verses found in Revelation, 278 of them are found almost word for word in all the other books of the Bible!


The prophetic symbols in God’s Word are defined by God Word! We need not give our own opinion, ideas, or “private interpretation” as to what they mean. The Word of God has already explained them. This is actually how easy it is to expose a false prophet / teacher. If we do as the “Bereans did, we can’t go wrong…


Acts 17:11, "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."


The Berean’s would hear a preacher, and then they would search the Scriptures to see if that which he was saying was Truth. THAT is what we need to do today. Especially now that certain Laws are being put in place that directly effect that which is written. Soon it will be illegal to use the Word of God as it was intended to be used.


2 Timothy 3:16, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"


On September 18, 2003 it became against the laws of the land in Canada to use a Bible when trying to share with Homosexuals that their lifestyle is immoral and dangerous.

'Bible as hate speech' bill passes
Posted: September 18, 2003
9:00 a.m. Eastern By Art Moore
© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com

Canada's House of Commons passed a controversial bill yesterday opposed by religious believers and free-speech advocates who say it will criminalize public expression against homosexual behavior.  The bill, passed 141-110, adds sexual orientation as a protected category in Canada's genocide and hate-crimes legislation, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.

Canada has been leading the charge in Satanic laws for the past few months lately. They allowed gay marriages, and not long after that, the USA followed suit allowing for the legalization of Sodomy. Ths insane legislation allowed for hundreds, and soon thousands of pedophiles to be released from prison! Watching the movements of the media, it has become obvious the USA is about to adopt similar laws regarding the Bible and free speech before long as well. It is well known in the media that all the nations of this world are watching that which occurs in Canada. Soon we will see a rash of strange laws all over the globe allowing for decadence to be embraced, and Christianity to be criminalized.

With that said, I feel it is of the utmost importance that I share these prophetic facts with you before it becomes illegal to do so. Keep in mind before reading. I did NOT write the Bible, and I did NOT write the history books. What I am about to share is merely a collection of facts the prophetic Word said must happen before the Lord returns. It is also a wonderful way to glorify the Lord before the eyes of mankind. His prophecy is just that accurate!

We have the benefit of Historic records at our fingertips today. History is behind us! We have PROOF the prophecies were fulfilled in the exact years the Bible said. We now need to take the advantage of the historic records.  


Keep in mind. The symbols in prophecy MUST be defined by the Bible itself. To give our own opinion is to step outside the will of the Father. It’s HIS prophecy. Let HIM define it. So… can we know who Antichrist is by simply matching Bible prophecies with Historic records? Yes, it’s truly that easy.

The Prophecy:
The church of Antichrist will be a church & state combined. Revelation 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, having seven heads and ten horns."

The Fulfillment:

In Prophecy…
Woman = Church (Jeremiah 6:2, "I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.")
Beast = Nation (Daniel 7:23, "Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth...)

Fact = Roman Catholic Vatican is a Church and a Nation at the same time.

The Prophecy:
The whore of Babylon will sit upon 7 hills. Revelation 17:9, "And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth."

(Strong’s # 3735 defines mountains as HILL as well)

The Fulfillment:
Fact : Documented Roman Catholic source states "It is within the city of Rome, called The City on Seven Hills, that the entire area of Vatican State Proper is now confined" The Catholic Encyclopedia, p. 529.

They even named these seven hills.

What are the seven hills of Rome?

“Rome is known to be built upon seven hills. Rome was said to have been founded when Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars, ended up at the foot of the hill Palatine and founded the city. The other six hills are Capitoline (the seat of government), Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine.- Geography.about.com

Seven Hills of Rome

“group of hills on or about which the ancient city of Rome was built. The original city of Romulus was built upon Palatine Hill (Latin: Mons Palatinus). The other hills are the Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine (known respectively in Latin as the Mons Capitolinus, Mons Quirinalis, Mons Viminalis, Mons Esquilinus, Mons Caelius, and Mons Aventinus).” -http://www.britannica.com/seo/s/seven-hills-of-rome/

The Prophecy:
The Beast will rise from the "sea" Revelation 13:1, "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."

The Fulfillment:

In Prophecy…
Sea = "peoples, nations and tongues" ( Revelation 17:15, "And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.")

Fact: Roman Catholicism arose out of Western Europe with a multitude of "peoples, nations, and tongues" as parishoners. And presently the Roman Catholic church sports the highest number of "peoples, nations and tongues" the world over.

Fact: Well over 100 Nations have state representatives at the Vatican now.

The Prophecy:
Antichrist will be a strong Political power. Revelation 13:3, "...all the world wondered after the beast." Revelation 13:7, "... power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." 

The Fulfillment:
Fact: Roman Catholic Author, Malachi Martin states in his book The Keys of this Blood: "He is as determined to be world ruler as was Constantine in his day (p.49) He is protected by four governments (p. 120) He is the best-known person of the 20th century (p. 123) He is personal friends with the leaders of 91 countries (p. 490) People of the world seem to him ready for strong worldwide moral government with control (p. 160). Sixteen thousand journalists covered his American visit (p. 490)"

Fact: "During the 2,000 years the [Roman Catholic] Church has been on this earth, she has warred with nearly every government in this world. The world is full of their ruins. Their thrones have toppled over and fallen, their dynasties have come to dust. And the governments of the world today will meet the same fate if they challenge the hostility of the church of God. She remains; she is today what she was 2,000 years ago; . . she is today what she was during the Middle Ages; she is today what she was during the times of Protestant persecution during and since the sixteenth century; she is the invincible church of God. God help the state that attacks her; God help the king that provokes her hostility."--from a sermon by the Catholic priest D.S. Phelan on Sunday, Dec. 12, 1909, published in the Roman Catholic (St. Louis) periodical, The Western Watchman, Dec. 16, 1909.

The Prophecy:
The Beast will control a man and his name will equal 666. Revelation 13:17,18 "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."

The Fulfillment:
Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states "The letters inscribed in the Pope's miter are these 'VICARIUS FILII DEI'. which is the Latin for 'VICAR OF THE SON OF GOD.' Catholics hold that the church, which is a visible society, must have a visible head...., as head of the church, was given the title, 'VICAR OF CHRIST'." Our Sunday Visitor, (Catholic Weekly) "Bureau of information," Huntington, Ind., April 18, 1915.

Fact: Roman Catholic Author Malachi Martin uses the exact same title for the Pope on pages 114 and 122 of his book, "The Keys of this Blood."

 LATIN (NOTE: This is actually Roman Numerals. The Romans used this for their alphabet and their number system)









































































112 + 53 + 501 = 666

This is just “one” title of Pope that = 666! For an updated list of numerous names that = 666 in the Vatican, please visit this page on the Presents of God ministry website ~ www.RemnantofGod.org/666.htm


The Prophecy:
The Antichrist will reign for 1260 years before being "wounded unto death." Revelation 13:5, "And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months."   Daniel 7:25, "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time."  Revelation 12:6, "And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days."

The Fulfillment:
Revelation 13:5 speaks of this time as forty two months. "...and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months." The forty two months of Rev 13:5 and the "time, and time and dividing a time" of Daniel 7:25 equal the same thing. 42 months = "3 1/2 years" A "time (one year) and times (+ two years) and the dividing of time, (+ half a year ) = three and a half years, or forty two months (12+24 + 6 = 42 months) And then Revelation 12:6 confirms this when it says that the church of Jesus would hide in the wilderness for exactly 1260 days. 42 months, or 3 and a half years equals 1260 days. Still, some will say that 42 months does NOT equal 1260 days because all our months do not equal 30 days each.  The fact here is, prophecy speaks of Biblical months. To understand the forty and two months, or the time, and time and diving a time,  that the beast will reign, we must first find the method of time the Bible declares for prophecy. God says in Ezekiel 4:6 "I have appointed thee each day for a year" And we also find the Bible acknowledges a month to be 30 days long. Because in, Genesis 7:11 we see the rain started on the 17 day of the 2nd month and in Genesis 8:3,4 we find the water receded at the end of 150 days, then it says the ark rested on the 17th day of the 7th month. That's exactly 5 months to the day. If we divide the 150 days by the 5 months you get 30 days per month. So 42 months multiplied by 30 equals 1260. And according to Ezekiel 4:6, that's 1260 years that Papal Rome would reign.

Fact: "Vigilius...ascended the papal chair (538 A.D.) under the military protection of Belisarius." History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3, p. 327

Historical records reveal the papacy began its reign in 538 AD upon Emperor Justinian's decree, and under the military protection of Belisarius. And the Bible says the beast will rule for EXACTLY 1260 years before receiving a mortal wound. Now it's just a matter of simple mathematics. It is also a grand method by which to see the Lord glorified. If the prophecy is correct, 1260 years after 538 AD the Beast must receive a mortal wound. If you add 1260 years to the beginning year for the Roman Catholic church, 538 AD, you will arrive in the year 1798 AD. So, according to the Bible we are told the first reign of the Beast will last till the year 1798 . So, did it end in 1798, and how? First understand, according to the prophecy, we learn that,  "He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword..." Revelation 13:10.

Fact The prophecy is telling us that the beast would be destroyed with the sword (sword = military) at the end of its reign of exactly 1260 years. Did this happen to Papal Rome in 1798...? YES IT DID! On February 10th Napoleon Bonaparte in that EXACT year 1798 A.D. sent his General Louis Alexandre Berthier, with his army into Rome, Italy. It is recorded...  "In 1798 General Berthier made his entrance into Rome, abolished the papal government, and established a secular one." -Encyclopedia Britannica 1941 edition

Pope dies: August 1799:
Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states  -"Half Europe thought... that with the Pope the Papacy was dead." -Joseph Rickaby "The Modern Papacy" Lectures on the History of Religion, Lecture 24, (London Catholic Truth Society, 1910), p.1 

The Prophecy:
The Roman Church / Antichrist will receive a deadly wound. -Revelation 13:3, "And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death..."

The Fulfillment:
Fact: "In 1798 General Berthier made his entrance into Rome, abolished the papal government, and established a secular one." -Encyclopedia Britannica 1941 edition 

The Prophecy:
This wound administered to the Beast will be healed: Revelation 13:3, "... his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast." 

The Fulfillment:
Fact:  HEADLINE: Mussolini and (Cardinal) Gasspari sign historic Roman pact. 
"The Roman question tonight was a thing of the past, and the Vatican was at peace with Italy... In affixing the autographs to the memorable document
healing the wound of many years, extreme cordiality was displayed on both sides" -The San Francisco Chronicle. Feb. 11, 1929

Fact: HEADLINE: Pope Becomes Ruler Of A State Again
Rome, June 7.--From 11 o' clock this morning there was another sovereign independent State in the world. At that time Premier Mussolini, as Italian Foreign Minister representing King Victor Emmanuel--the first Italian Premier ever to cross the threshold of the Vatican--exchanged with Cardinal Gasparri, Papal Secretary of State, representing Pope Pius XI, ratifications of the treaties signed at the Lateran Palace on Feb. 11. By that simple act the sovereign independent State of Vatican City came into existence. -New York Times July 7, 1929

The Prophecy:
The beast is one that "was", "is not" and "yet is". Revelation 17:8, "...behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is."

The Fulfillment:

  • The Beast that was: The Roman church began in 538ad and continued until Napoleon sent in General Berthier in 1798ad
  • ...and is not: From 1798ad until the signing of the Lateran treaty in 1929 the Roman Church/state was non-existent.
  • ...yet is: From 1929 to present the Roman Church has once again been a church & state.

The Prophecy:
The Beast will be a blasphemous beast: Revelation 13:1, "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." 

The Fulfillment:
Fact: Blasphemy defined:

·        John 10:33, "The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God."

·        Mark 2:7, "Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?"

Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states "The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, he is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of flesh." Catholic National July 1895.

Fact: Roman Catholic Pope states "We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty" ... Pope Leo XIII Encyclical Letter of June 20, 1894,

Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states "For thou art the shepherd, thou art the physician, thou art the director, thou art the husbandman, finally thou art another God on earth." Labbe and Cossart's "History of the Councils." Vol. XIV, col. 109

Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states - The title "Lord God the Pope" is found within a gloss of Extravagantes of Pope John XXII, title 14, chapter 4 In an Antwerp edition of the Extravagantes, the words, "Dominum Deum Nostrum Papam" (Our Lord God the Pope) can be found in column 153. In a Paris edition, they are found in column 140.

Fact:  "The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in heaven and earth."- Barclay Cap. XXVII, p. 218. Cities Petrus Bertrandus, Pius V. - Cardinal Cusa supports his statement.

Fact: The "confessional" of the Roman Catholic Church is indeed yet another identifiable feature exposing the Vatican as Antichrist's dwelling. They openly declare a MAN dressed as a priest has the power to FORGIVE SINS!

For many additional quotes on this topic and many more. Go to, http://www.RemnantofGod.org/beastword.htm

The Prophecy:
The beast will understand and do as Satan requests. Daniel 8:23, "And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up."

The Fulfllment:
Sunday, February 28, 1999 4:49 AM

Fact: HEADLINE : Two Eminent Churchmen Declare "Satanism Is Practiced in Vatican!
"In recent weeks, a firestorm has been raging in Italy. The controversy revolves around the statements Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who made formal allegations that satanic activity is taking place inside the Vatican. When questioned by the Italian press about the allegations, he said that he stood by them. The Archbishop chose the Fatima 2000 International Congress on World Peace held in Rome in November 1996 hosted by the Fatima Crusader magazine as a platform to first make these allegations public. (You can also access this information at the Roman Catholic website… http://www.fatima.org/satanism.html )

The Prophecy:
The beast will seek to change times and laws. Daniel 7:25, "And he shall...  think to change times and laws:."

The Fulfillment:
Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states- "The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ." "The Pope has the authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ." Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop. Cap. (The Pope can modify divine law.) Ferraris' Ecclesiastical Dictionary.

The Prophecy:
Rome will give its power to the Catholic church: Revelation 13:4, "And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast..."

The Fulfillment:
Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states Pope Pius IX, in his "Discorsi" (I., p. 253), said:  "The Caesar who now addresses you, and to whom alone are obedience and fidelity due."

Fact: [Speaking of the time, about 500 A.D., when the Roman Empire was crumbling to pieces:] "No, the [Catholic] Church will not descend into the tomb. It will survive the Empire . . . At length a second empire will arise, and of this empire the Pope will be the master--more then this, he will be the master of Europe. He will dictate his orders to kings who will obey them"--Andrea Lagarde, The Latin Church in the Middle Ages, 1915, p. vi.

Fact: It is now called the ROMAN Catholic church

The Prophecy:
It will be a MOTHER CHURCH: Revelation 17:5, "And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."

The Fulfillment:
Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states "Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; --she could not have SUBSTITUTED the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is NO SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY." -Rev. Stephan Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, "On the Obedience Due to the Church," chap. 2, p. 174. (Imprimatur, John Cardinal McCloskey, archbishop of New York.)

Fact: June 26, 2000 the Vatican became the MOTHER of the one world church when the Pope was elected leader of the United Religions.

The Prophecy:
It will attack the children of the Creator. Revelation 13:7, "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints..."
Daniel 7:25, "And he shall wear out the saints of the most High..."

The Fulfillment:
Fact: "For teaching faith contrary to the teaching of the Church of Rome, history records the martyrdom of more than 100 million people." Brief Bible Readings p. 16

Fact: "The Catholic has some reason on his side when he calls for the temporal punishment of heretics, for he claims the true title of Christian for himself exclusively, and professes to be taught by the never-failing presence of the Spirit of God . . . It is not more 'morally' wrong to put a man to death for heresy than for murder, . . . [and] in many cases persecution for religious opinions is not only permissible, but highly advisable and necessary."--"The Lawfulness of Persecution," in The Rambler, 4, June, 1849, pp. 119, 126 ["The Rambler" was an English Roman Catholic journal published from 1848 to 1862]..

Fact: Under the influence of Germanic customs and concepts, torture was little used from the 9th to the 12th centuries, but with the revival of Roman law the practice was reestablished in the 12th century... In 1252 (Pope) Innocent IV sabctioned the infliction of torture by the civil authorities upon heretics, and torture came to have a recognized place in the procedure of the inquisitional courts. -New Catholic Encyclopedia, arts. "Inquisition", "Auto-da-Fe'," and "Massacre of St Bartholomew's Day."

Fact: March 12, 2000 Pope John Paul II admitted in the “Mea Culpa” of the Roman Catholic church that it did in fact kill well over 100 million Christians.

Fact: Official Roman Catholic Jesuit Oath:
I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants' heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus. The Jesuit Oath of Induction is recorded in the Congressional Record of the U.S.A. (House Bill 1523, Contested election case of Eugene C. Bonniwell, against Thos. S. Butler, Feb. 15, 1913, pp. 3215-3216) It can also be found in the book entitled, "Subterranean Rome" by Charles Didier translated from the French and published in New York in 1843. Dr. 

The Prophecy:
It will be a Christian church doing Babylonian (Pagan) acts:  Revelation 17:5, "And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT..."

The Fulfillment:
Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states -Cardinal Newman admits in his book that; the "temples, incense, oil lamps, votive offerings, holy water, Holidays, and seasons of devotion, processions, blessings of the fields, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure (of priests, munks and nuns), images, and statues... are all of PAGAN ORIGIN." -The Development of the Christian Religion Cardinal Newman p.359

Fact: Documented Roman Catholic source states -The penetration of the religion of Babylon became so general and well known that Rome was called the "New Babylon." -Faith of our fathers 1917 ed. Cardinal Gibbons, p. 106

Fact:   "Long ages ago, when Rome through the neglect of the Western emperors was left to the mercy of the barbarous hordes, the Romans turned to one figure for aid and protection, and asked him to rule them; and thus, . . . commenced the temporal sovereignty of the popes. And meekly stepping to the throne of Caesar, the vicar of Christ took up the scepter to which the emperors and kings of Europe were to bow in reverence through so many ages."--American Catholic Quarterly Review, April, 1911.

The Prophecy:
Antichrist will hate the Word of God and anyone that embraces it’s Truth. Mark 4:15, "And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts."

The decree set forth in the year 1229 A.D. by the Roman Catholic Council of Valencia... places the Bible on The Index of Forbidden Books. The doctrine withholds "it is forbidden for laymen (common man) to read the Old and New Testaments. - We forbid them most severely to have the above books in the popular vernacular." "The lords of the districts shall carefully seek out the heretics in dwellings, hovels, and forests, and even their underground retreats shall be entirely wiped out." Council Tolosanum, Pope Gregory IX, Anno. Chr. 1229

The church Council of Tarragona ruled that: "No one may possess the books of the Old and New Testaments in the Romance language, and if anyone possesses them he must turn them over to the local bishop within eight days after the promulgation of this decree, so they may be burned." D. Lortsch, Histoire de la Bible en France, 1910, p.14.

"Socialism, Communism, clandestine societies, Bible societies... pests of this sort must be destroyed by all means." The encyclical Quanta Cura Issued by Pope Pius IX, December 6, 1866

Hebrews - 4:12 "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."



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