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Rev 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.  Event 22-Beast Out Of The Sea With 7 heads and 10 horns, With Crowns on the 10 HORNS Strong ***** 533 AD to 1793 AD AND/OR 606 AD to 1866 AD 13:1  The crowns are seen to be upon the ten HORNS here in Rev. 13:1, as opposed to being seen on the seven HEADS in Rev. 12:3.  This is a powerful and persuasive indicator that Papal Rome, presiding over it's empire of Ten Kings,, is prefigured here near the commencement of the Papal Roman Empire, circa 606AD.  That these three visions of the wild beast power (Rev 12, Rev 13 and Rev 17) represent successive stages in the history of the Roman Empire, as first under the government of its seven heads ; secondly under the government of its ten horns, for in the prophecy the crowns are transferred from the heads to the horns; and thirdly as carrying, and then casting off and destroying, the harlot Babylon. Guinness, “History Unveiling Prophecy”, preface x, Elliott, Horae, Vol 3 p 62, p98 13:1  This is, in my opinion, the first and most well documented sign in the whole Book of Revelation.  It is also the only one that is divinely interpreted within Revelation 17 itself.  So, if you are filling out your Revelation puzzle, this is the first piece that you fit into place on your chronological time-line, as every single symbol that is given by John has been explained in a very neat and tight fit into the 1,260 year time-line for the rise and fall of the Papacy.  This Revelation 17 event most certainly fits with great exactness into the time of the French Revolution, as displayed in Revelation 16, Vials one through five.  Given that so much of Revelation 12 and 13 describe this same beast empire, yet in an earlier, more imperial and less religious form, it serves as the foundation post from where we begin to unlock the secrets of the meaning of this entire Book of Revelation.  Strong argument is therefore made that the seals and first four trumpets most probably refer to the fall of Imperial Rome prior to 476 AD.   Revelation Puzzle-Part 3 (Rule O The Papacy-2 Witnesses-Everlasting Gospel-4 Angels Bound)
Rev 13:2  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.  13:2  The crowns are seen to be upon the heads here in Rev. 12:3, as opposed to being seen on the ten horns in Rev. 13:1.  This is a powerful and persuasive indicator that Imperial, Pagan Rome, under its' seven successive rulers, is prefigured here.  The linkage of John's ten horned wild beast with Daniel's four beast is complex:  probably not complete without inclusion of the Islamic Eastern leg of the Roman Empire, as discussed at the link provided below to my article.
Rev 13:3  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.  13:3  I discuss in my article that the seven heads seen here, in Rev 13, and Rev 17( “8th, which is of the 7” in Rev. 17) probably have an alternate meaning to denote that these heads represent seven empires: five that had already fallen by the time of Christ and then later, John, were: 1) Egypt, 2) Assyria, 3) Babylon, 4) Media-Persia and 5)Macedonia-Greece. Rome was presently in power and that scripture says that one more would follow, making seven Empires in total. Then, an eighth would arise which would be "of the seven", but just who or what is that seventh empire? Most say the Holy Roman Empire under the Papacy, but that never held sway over the Eastern lands or the Holy Land. The seventh Empire of Revelation 17:10-11 must have been an amalgamation of the Holy Roman Empire, under the Papacy in the Western leg and the Ottoman Empire in the Eastern leg. That will then logically follow on to indicate that the eighth empire (Rev 17:11) could very possibly, or rather just as possibly be (partly) comprised of a reconstituted Ottoman empire (Islamic). See my article “The 2,670 Day Prophecy Of Daniel”
Rev 13:4  And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?  13:4         Will this fatal head wound in verse 4 be healed a second time?  Very early in my ministry, I saw a vision of a re-enacted French Revolution that would sweep the world.  In that, there is a lot of evidence that many of these already fulfilled events will be fulfilled in a wider scale in the not too distant future.  Read my article:  "European Open Vision and A Financial Reverse Barometer"
Rev 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.  Strong ***** 13:5  The history of the unveiling of this 42 month revelation as meaning 1,260 years of Papal domination, most aptly running from 606 AD (Phocas Decree) to 1866, were progressively laid out through 300 years of writings by Chytraeus, Pareus, Holland, Fleming, Gill, Reader, Galloway, Faber, Frere, Holmes, Bickersterh, Irving, Burder and Elliott. Guinness, “History Unveiling Prophecy”, p348-p357 13:5  This section of the work by Guinness also includes details of the events of 1866-1870 that properly mark this time as the termination period for the temporal power of the Papacy.  October 9, 1870 is most highlighted.  For more information on the day/year principle that reckons the 42 months/1,260 days as representing 1,260 years of Papal domination, see my article entitled “The 1,260 Day Prophecy of Revelation-The Great Tribulation”
Rev 13:6  And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 
Rev 13:7  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.  Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P1-P158
Rev 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 
Rev 13:9  If any man have an ear, let him hear. 
Rev 13:10  He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. 
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.  Event 23-Beast Out Of The Earth Strong ***** 13:11  "Beware of them which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves," 2 almost precludes the possibility of error in interpreting it to signify a body of antichristian Clergy, acting in support of the Antichrist just before
symbolized and described : (indeed the appellation False Prophet is elsewhere expressly given to this second Beast : 3 )—in other words as the Papal Clergy, united under the Pope in his ecclesiastical character of the Western Patriarch ; and acting so as to support him in his different and far loftier character of Christ's Vicar
on earth, or Antichrist.
Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P159-P190 (second edition) P192-P260 (fifth edition)  Note:  all page numbers herein given for the Horae, Vol 3 utilize the second edition 13:11  Revelation Puzzle-Part 6 (The False Prophet-The Pyramid-The Clergy)
Rev 13:12  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.  13:12   The grand characteristic power of the antitype of the first Beast, i. e. of the Papal Antichrist, was the power of the keys ; a power directly and primarily spiritual, though indirectly also temporal. The spiritual,—in its application to the obedient Roman Catholic,—was that of absolution from sin, the communication of grace through the seven sacraments, the continual offering of a propitiatory sacrifice, the deliverance or solacing of departed souls in purgatory, and opening to them of the gates of Paradise. And of all this the administration was delegated by the Pope to the Romish Priesthood, and to it alone : —first to the metropolitan and chief abbots, by the gift of the pallium or otherwise ; then through them to the inferior hierarchy, secular and monastic ; then to the subordinate monks and clergy. So that even the itinerant preaching friar, or common village priest, was by virtue of his ordination empowered to exercise and administer all the same mighty spiritual power, in the sphere of his village flock, or gathered auditory. Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P174 13:12      Read The Article:  "Single Antichrist?"
Rev 13:13  And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,  13:13   And need I remind the reader, how from the earliest date of the Papacy, miracles so called, 2 such as these, have been the accompaniment and alleged confirmation of the ministrations of the Romish Clergy ? Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P175
Rev 13:14  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 to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.  13:14   These Papal Councils answered completely to the symbol of an Image of the ten-horned Apocalyptic Wild Beast, that is, of the Papal Antichristendom and Antichrist : 2ndly, that the Papal Hierarchy and Clergy acted out, in and with regard to them, whatsoever the two-horned lamb-personating Beast (or false Prophet) is here said to have done in, and with regard to, the Image of the Beast. Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P182
Rev 13:15  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.  13:15   It is the testimony of almost all the ecclesiastical history of Western Christendom, that the Papal Hierarchy and Clergy did for the most part unite in this predicted object, to make the Roman earth and its inhabitants worship him whom the first Beast or its governing Head symbolized ; i.e. the Papal Antichrist, ruling over Papal Christendom. Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P179
Rev 13:16  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:  13:16   Nor can I conceive any name more appropriate, and in every point satisfactory, than the famous name (A«Te*vo) Lateinos? , (the Latin man,) of which the numeral value is exactly 666, given by Irenseus. "It seems tome," he says, " very probable : for this is a name of the last of Daniel's four kingdoms ; they being Latins that now reign." ' Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P206
Rev 13:17  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.  13:17   A canon of the Lateran Council, under Pope Alexander III, commanded that no man should entertain or cherish them in his house or land, or exercise traffic with them. 3 The Synod of Tours, (just when the Waldenses and Albigenses had begun to excite attention,) under the same Pope Alexander, passed the law that no man should presume to receive or assist the heretics, no not so much as to exercise commerce with them in selling or buying.* And so too, as exprest in Pope Martin's Bull, the Constance Council. 5 How the mass of the Clergy urged its execution in other days throughout the Popedom is notorious. Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P217
Rev 13:18  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.  13:18   See above