The Beast That Was
My long-time prediction concerning the
new leader of the United Nations did not come to pass at the
beginning of 2007. Many of you recall we believed Revelation's
description of the 8th head of the Beast seen in chapter 17 applied
to the prior Secretary-General, Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali,
and that he would return to power after the exit of the 7th leader,
Because this event did not occur as
anticipated, it does not necessarily follow that the underlying
prophetic patterns are invalid. In fact, it even remains to be seen
if we've heard the last of Dr. Ghali, for a variation of the
prophetic pattern connecting the 6th "head" of the Beast system with
the 8th "head," is not only still possible, it's extremely likely.
He Is Of
In just one of what we have referred
to as repetitive "scripts," Revelation 17 tells us the "Beast" has 7
heads, of which "five are fallen, one is, and the other is not yet
come" - for a total of seven (Revelation 17:10). The text then tells
us this Beast will come out of the bottomless pit, and "even he is
the eighth, and is of the seven." While we've learned these
sequential "heads" can be kings, empires, or even eras, this
demonstrates a peculiar association between the 8th head and
its predecessors, or at least one of its forerunners.
We have long determined the key figure is the 6th head, for
he "was," then he "is not" (sequentially during the term or era of
the 7th head), and "yet is" when he returns as the 8th.
It is at the end of this cycle that
the pattern is either concluded in a great finale, or the system
renews itself and begins another cycle with the emergence of the 8th
"head." This means the 3-step process dealing with "the beast
that was, and is not, and shall ascend" is concurrent with the 6th,
7th , and 8th heads. This pattern (or "script") has been running for
In fact, based upon the information we
currently possess, we can now suggest the 3 steps to a complete
world dominion run by the Antichrist will most likely not
be a reformed version of the United Nations, but an entirely
new structure, based on the principles of the UN charter. Dr.
Ghali, himself, has repeatedly stated that what is needed is a
"third generation" form of the UN - with the failed League Of
Nations step one, the present United Nations as step two,
and the third and final version of world government something
The question was never whether or not
we will have world government run by the Antichrist, it is
when, and in what form it will take. Thus, the installation of the
8th "head" at the existing UN indicates a new pattern has just
At this point, it might be useful to
reiterate this amazing 3-step pattern that has been influencing
human history for so long. We have at least two examples of it in
the American Presidency. The cycle is closely associated with
another key event in the Beast prophecies of Revelation -
what we usually refer to as "the deadly wound."
Revelation tells us of this Beast, "I
saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death " (Revelation
13:3), and this repetitive event is closely associated with the 6,
7, and 8 pattern that continues to recur until the very end of time.
Because the deadly wound is said to be
by a "sword," we can presume some sort of violent event. Theorists
at our prophetic research group (ChristianMediaResearch.com), have
recently put forth some compelling work on this front. For instance,
the US Presidency of Abraham Lincoln was marred by his
violent murder (a "deadly wound") and we have determined this
inaugurated a cycle of seven heads of the US version of the Beast.
Lincoln was succeeded by Andrew
Johnson (1865-1890) which would make him the 1st "head" of the
new pattern. Johnson was succeeded by Ulysses Grant (the 2nd
in the pattern), then Rutherford Hayes entered the White
House in 1877. Hayes was followed by James Garfield (the 4th
"head"), who was, in turn, succeeded by Chester Arthur as the
5th in the chronological pattern. Grover Cleveland became the
crucial figure as the 6th President. Cleveland left office as
his successor Benjamin Harrison was elected.
In a stunning political resurrection,
after Harrison concluded his term, Grover Cleveland was
re-elected as the 8th "head" in this pattern, and he became
the only United State President in history to serve two
non-consecutive terms in the White House. This makes Cleveland
the 6th and the 8th "head" in this eerie pattern.
Many of our readers already know of
the bizarre and seemingly mystical connections between John F
Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, but we can now connect them
based upon this prophetic pattern. Beginning with the "deadly wound"
suffered by Kennedy, he was succeeded by Lyndon Johnson (note
how Lincoln's successor even had the same last name) who became the
Richard Nixon came next as the
2nd, and he was followed by the late Gerald Ford (the 3rd
"head") then Jimmy Carter came in as the 4th. Ronald
Reagan strode forth onto the world stage as the 5th in the
pattern, followed by the crucial number 6, which was George Bush
Sr. President Bush the elder was ousted from a desired second
term by Bill Clinton (the 7th head), then the pattern
repeated with the curious association between the 6th and the 8th
head as George W Bush was elected to the US Presidency.
Long time Pope watchers have
noticed a fascinating variant of this same pattern. Instead of the
deadly wound inaugurating the cycle, the "healing" of the wound may
be in view in the resumption of temporal power seen at the Vatican
in the treaty that was signed in 1929 granting the Vatican the
status of a national government.
Almost two centuries ago, the Catholic
Church clashed with the Italian government, and as a result, lost
the political power they had enjoyed for many years. This sharp
restriction of Papal power can be seen as a grave political
"wound." In 1929, in what became known as the Lateran Treaty,
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini restored the Vatican's temporal
power. This treaty made the "head" of the Vatican into the head of
state - a position more frequently referred to as a king.
Remember, Revelation's prophecy speaks of "seven kings" (Revelation
After the Lateran Treaty, the first
"head" was Pope Pius XI (1922-1939), who was succeeded by
Pius XII (the 2nd head) and John XXIII (the 3rd head).
John's successor Paul VI would be the 4th head, and the brief Papacy
of John Paul I would then be the 5th head. This makes the
late John Paul II the 6th head since the "healing" of
the "deadly wound." The 7th head, Pope Benedict XVI was
elderly when he took office, and his Papacy has been characterized
as that of a caretaker in the wake of the most popular and powerful
Pope in history - John Paul II.
This data indicates another pattern of
6, 7, 8 is underway in the office of the Papacy, and certainly
merits close attention to the events that transpire there in the
near future. There are many ways in which the next Pope, the 8th
head, could be tied to John Paul II, so the way this pattern
will move has many possibilities. Indeed, because the adjacent
Scriptures dealing with the False Prophet as well as the
Antichrist tell us his rise will be accompanied by "lying signs
and wonders," I have publicly noted that even demonically or
artificially engineered apparitions of the late Pope are not out of
the realm of possibility.
Under this perspective, the UN and the
USA are both now on their 8th head. The Papacy is on its 7th, so
it's extremely likely we will see a radical shift in terms of the
present world order in the very near term.
World We Live In
Although it may sound wildly
far-fetched, scientist and researcher Dr. Nick Begich, in his
new DVD Mind Control: A Brave New World, documents a military
technology that is able to beam images and audible communications
directly into the minds of human beings. Utilizing such
incredibly persuasive power, it is not inconceivable that "miracles"
(such as convincing apparitions) can be artificially generated using
these sophisticated new technologies.
Furthermore, we have long believed
that cities such as New York and Rome, as centers of
financial and spiritual activity respectively, could be militarily
damaged to such a degree that a relocation to Jerusalem would
be necessitated. Such a consolidation of power would sharply move
forward the emerging world order of the evil men that serve the
Beast that was.
Jewish Supremacists that believe and
teach the people of Israel are somehow "chosen" in a special way on
a racial or familial basis are frequently comforted to find the
Papacy and Catholicism implicated in the Antichrist
deception. Conversely, anti-Semites routinely blame the Zionist Jews
for the self-evident conspiracy to enthrone world government in
Jerusalem. The truth is, both factions (and some others not
mentioned in the present work) are working in lockstep to bring
about the global dominion that will ultimately reside in Jerusalem.
It is apparent there must be a
massive cataclysm to make the leap to a unified world government -
and it is obvious to thinking individuals everywhere that militant
Islamic power structures have been raised up for this very
purpose. When the smoke clears after the forthcoming reckoning, we
will see the surviving powers settle in Jerusalem, and the
endgame will be fully underway.
The process of the Beast rising out of
the bottomless pit is almost certainly already occurring in a
Spiritual sense. This is the rise of the Spirit of Antichrist,
and as it consolidates its power on the various institutions of man,
those that truly belong to Jesus Christ will see and
recognize the Spiritual signatures of this nightmarish power.
Since most believers continue to link
their belief perspectives to the corporate churches of this world,
we believe the overwhelming majority of Christians are deceived.
Indeed, huge numbers of Christians are still following the false
idea of a Jewish temple being rebuilt, complete with a European
Antichrist and a 7-year treaty. This is despite the best
Scriptural evidence indicating the passage in II Thessalonians
tells us the "man of sin" will enter into the "temple" in a
Because Paul tells us the
collective body of believers are the true "temple" ("ye are the
temple of God" - I Corinthians 3:16), the New Testament
indicates this great apostasy from the truth is a subtle entrance of
false doctrine that enters into the churches of the world. This is
already occurring as the churches now "preach another Jesus" (II
It is a given that those who have
fallen into the grasp of the Antichrist deception genuinely believe
themselves to be saved. That great "falling away" is already well
underway, and the evangelical churches of America are leading the
way. Those that find themselves on the outside of the established
order have now been driven into the Spiritual wilderness, as they
are the remnant of the true body of Christ. We believe
the Spirit of Antichrist is about to "sit in the temple of
God" (II Thessalonians 2:4) in a big way, as the so-called "church"
has largely refused to hear the desperate truth of our times. Those
"Christians" that remain in the established order that has become
the religious harlot repeatedly referenced as "Babylon" in
Revelation, will be harshly judged.
As Revelation predicted, the Beast has
risen, and may God help us all.
- James Lloyd
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