By: Brandon T. Ward
At this point in our study it should be clear that Jerusalem itself is not a horn of power, Israel controls nothing. The children of Satan on the other hand do control Jerusalem along with the rest of the world for the most part. They control the world today, but not absolute as nation states still exist which offer a thin barrier against their globalist agenda. After the events we covered in Chapter 3 the children of Satan will essentially have a more consolidated control of the world, but it will not last. It will be at this time that we witness a Deadly Wound take hold on their new global structure which is the fulfillment of the sixth head, the sixth kingdom which consists of the Ten Horns, the Ten Clay Kings.
Further, the next prophecy to be fulfilled is not a Deadly Wound. First, we must see Isaiah 17:1 transpire which is the destruction of Damascus that is well underway. We also need to see the conflict between the Ram and the Goat in Daniel 8 that we covered in Chapter 2 of this study and finally the four beasts and Ten Clay Kings we just discussed in Chapter 3. Until those events transpire, we will not see a Deadly Wound occur.
God’s Word does not provide us with a lot of information concerning the Deadly Wound. However, He was gracious enough to provide us with some scriptures that document several events that literally occur moments to months before Satan arrives to heal this Deadly Wound which marks the beginning of the Tribulation.
Before we start our Bible study, let us ask our Father for wisdom and understanding of His Word, in Jesus Name amen.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 – The Beast with Seven Heads
Chapter 2 – The Ram and the He Goat
Chapter 3 – The Release of the Four Winds
Chapter 4 – The Deadly Wound
Chapter 5 – The Timing of Satan’s Appearance
Chapter 6 – The Hour of Temptation
Chapter 7 – The Silence in Heaven and the Two Witnesses
Chapter 8 – The Epic Battle of the Saints
Please turn your Bible with me to,
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.”
As we documented in the prior Chapters the Beast of Revelation 13 with seven heads will not rise out of the earth in the future. Rather, this Beast has existed throughout history with one head, symbolic for kingdoms rising one in place of another from the waters which are the peoples of the earth (Revelation 17:15). We should understand the Ten Horns mentioned in this verse are identifying Satan’s Ten Supernatural Kings, the Ten Iron Kings that exist as a part of the seventh kingdom and reign for “One Hour with the Beast,” (Revelation 17:12).
As we learned in Chapter 1, the angel in Revelation 17 told us five heads which are five kingdoms have fallen and one is, that one is the sixth kingdom which is the children of Satan’s kingdom that is in power today.
The sixth kingdom will reach its fulfillment, a one world government when Daniel 8 becomes a reality and we see the four beast system comprised of Ten Clay Kings rise to power. Our Father provided us with specific information about the Ten Clay Kings so when we see this event come to pass we can identify it and know where we are on God’s Timeline.
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.”
Who provides this seven headed Beast with power, a seat and great authority? The Dragon who is Satan. This same description of the Beast is given in the book of Daniel as well.
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.”
We really do not have many options at this point. The Angel in Revelation 17 told us five of the seven heads have already fallen and one is which is the sixth head, the sixth kingdom that we covered in Chapter 1 of this study.
Therefore, it is the sixth head, the sixth kingdom that is mortally wounded. Remember, this Beast is symbolic for a governmental structure that will receive a Deadly Wound. However and unlike the previous kingdoms, the Deadly Wound to the sixth kingdom is healed by the appearance of the Dragon who is Satan claiming to be the Savior of the world (Revelation 12:9). The healing of this Deadly Wound allows the sixth kingdom to continue and reign with Satan’s now established seventh kingdom which is the Iron Kingdom, the Supernatural Kingdom of Satan.
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?”
Who worshipped the Dragon? “They,” being the people of the earth, documenting Satan will be worshipped by man as the Messiah from the very beginning of the Tribulation in plain sight.
You can imagine the panic of the world as they witness the Deadly Wound unfold. Just prior, the world recovered from the children of Satan’s carefully planned and choreographed economic, political and social disintegration of our current global structure that is symbolically the Goat of Daniel 8 that we outlined in Chapter 3. While the destruction of the now former global structure (our current world order) was by design the children of Satan will lose control of the sixth kingdom and face an absolute global meltdown. A true Deadly Wound of unimaginable magnitude. It is at this moment Satan is cast from Heaven to earth where he will claim to be our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Satan will heal the Deadly Wound to the sixth kingdom’s government structure. It is at this moment, this instant when Satan will be hailed as the Savior of the world. The moment Satan is worshipped by the world for healing the Deadly Wound and due to the “great wonders” and miracles he displays “in the sight of men,” (Revelation 13:13).
Never before have men made the statement, “who is able to make war with him”, meaning who can make war with the now repaired global structure with Satan the perceived Christ now on earth? The world will believe it is safe, but it will be this moment in time when men’s souls are in the most danger. It is this moment when the Tribulation of Satan begins and who will be able to stand?
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.”
This point in time marks the midst of the week, the middle of the Tribulation. The point in time when the people of the earth and the remaining Clay Kings of the sixth kingdom which is the children of Satan’s kingdom grant Satan absolute power over the earth of their own accord.
Satan will continue reigning for an additional 42 months which is equal to 3.5 years (shortened to a 2.5 month period), only during the second half of the Tribulation Satan will have absolute power over the earth. Absolute power over the sixth kingdom in addition to the seventh kingdom he already controls (Daniel 9:27).
Now that we understand it is Satan who heals the Deadly Wound at his appearance let us learn what the scriptures tell us about this future event that triggers the Tribulation of Satan. Please turn your Bible with me to,
20 “Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.”
This verse is a potential trigger point for us that will mark the Deadly Wound and Satan’s appearance. I have to forewarn there are some who believe this verse is historical in nature while others believe it is yet future. We will teach it as a future event.
Which kingdom then are we speaking of? The sixth kingdom and that will become clearer in the next verse.
From this sixth kingdom a “raiser of taxes” will come to power and within “few days he shall be destroyed”. I do not believe this needs to be an individual. Considering we are discussing the sixth kingdom we are talking about a global government and single individuals do not make laws or raise taxes on their own. It takes many politicians to make this transpire. Think about the current global structure of today, we are taxed by our own government to provide for NATO, the United Nations and its many membered body to name a few. In fact, if it were not for the United States there would be no United Nations as we documented in Chapter 2.
We should also note the words “few” and “days” can also mean many more than just three days.
21 “And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.”
Whose estate and kingdom? The world body, global government or better said the sixth kingdom which is in power today and will be when this scripture comes to pass.
This “vile person” is in fact Satan and it is one of the many names given to him in scripture.
Notice, Satan is not handed the kingdom day one as we documented in Revelation 13:5. Rather, Satan “earns” the right to be ruler over the entire earth by claiming to be Jesus Christ. Satan “earns” the right by bringing a perceived peace to the world and by healing the Deadly Wound to the sixth kingdom in addition to the supernatural acts he will perform in the sight of men (Revelation 13:13).
Now please turn your Bible with me to,
8 “I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”
Daniel is looking at the Ten Horns, the Ten Clay Kings of the fourth beast and just described to us the healing of the Deadly Wound by Satan who is in fact the “little horn” as we will document. In verse 24 the Angel explains to us the “little horn”, Satan “shall subdue three kings,” meaning Satan appears on earth and puts them down. You can document the “little horn” is in fact Satan by referencing Revelation 13:5 which we just covered and noting Satan has a “mouth speaking great things and blasphemies” just as in this verse. He is blaspheming our Father by claiming to be Him (2 Thessalonians 2:4).
Did it say these Ten Clay Kings ruled over Jerusalem? No. Jerusalem controls nothing, it is simply a marker on God’s Timeline for us to understand who controls it and the world. Not that Jerusalem is any center point of power just as it was not during the previous five kingdoms that we covered in Chapter 1 of this study.
Who controls Jerusalem then? The sixth kingdom which is the children of Satan’s kingdom who also control most of the world today and provide the nation called Israel with billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars each year.
Further, the Angel told us in Daniel 7:23-24, the Ten Clay Kings of the fourth beast which is a part of the sixth kingdom “shall devour the whole earth,” and I would say it is being devoured even today. The Ten Horns which are the Ten Clay Kings will reign over the earth just as the prior kingdoms also reigned over the earth or at least the known earth at that time.
20 “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.”
Did Christ say when World War III occurs and you see nuclear weapons falling from the sky? No, Christ was very specific in stating when we see armies surrounding Jerusalem then we would know Satan’s appearance is imminent. Satan is the desolation that we just read of and we will document that in a moment.
We should understand when this event occurs the children of Satan will have lost control of the sixth kingdom, not by their design, but due to a collapse in their governmental structure which is by our Father’s design. It is obvious that three of these Ten Clay Kings rebelled against the standing structure as this event in Jerusalem and their removal from power coincide. This crisis will be averted by the appearance of Satan who will heal this Deadly Wound to the sixth kingdom.
15 “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)”
This verse along with Luke 21:20 essentially pinpoint the location of the Deadly Wound to Jerusalem. Between these two scriptures we have learned when Jerusalem is surrounded by armies the “desolation” is near while Matthew provides us the exact location where Satan will stand on earth.
The “abomination of desolation” is obviously an individual as he will “stand in the holy place.” Who stands in the holy place claiming to be our Father? The Dragon, Satan as 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 will document. Satan is in fact the “desolation” outlined in Luke 21:20 that we just read.
Further, Christ not only provided Daniel with credentials, He directed us where to turn in order to learn more about the “abomination of desolation”.
Daniel spoke about the “abomination of desolation” or better said the abomination that makes desolate in several places (Daniel 9:27, 11:31, 12:11).
In Revelation 9:11 we are told one of Satan’s names is “Apollyon” in the Greek which means “Destroyer (that is Satan)” documenting another title for Satan. He causes nothing but death and desolation wherever he goes and he has been condemned to it (Isaiah 14:12-16, Ezekiel 28:12-19). This “abomination of desolation” is the “little horn,” “the vile person,” “Dragon,” “Devil” and “Satan” whichever name you wish you call him by (Daniel 7:8, 20-22, Revelation 12:9).
Let us continue.
16 “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:”
Why would we flee Judea if we reside there? Satan is now on earth at this point in the scriptures and he will setup the seventh head in conjunction with the sixth head that is healed at his appearance. With Satan now on earth standing in Judaea claiming to be Christ this is the last place on earth the Saints would want to be. The Saints will be the mortal enemies not only of Satan, but of the people who live there as they will have accepted Satan as the perceived Christ.
17 “Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:”
Why? You will not need the spare items. The Tribulation has now started and the return of Jesus Christ will be very close at hand. Further, our Father is more than capable of providing. Waiting around trying to gather your earthly possessions could cause you to be delivered up before your time, if you will be delivered up at all. When our Father gives us an Order we are to adhere to it. Think of the grave error Moses made when he did not listen to our Father and tapped the rock instead of speaking to it (Numbers 20:7-12).
18 “Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.”
There will not be enough time for our clothes to wear out. Further, we should recall the miracle our Father performed for Moses and the Israelites in the wilderness by keeping their clothing and shoes from wearing out and providing them with nourishment (Deuteronomy 29:5, Exodus 16:11-15).
22 “For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.”
And so it is. These days of vengeance will be the final moments of this age of flesh and they will not be easy. “But with God all things are possible,” (Matthew 19:26).
We are now going to turn to the final event that documents the Deadly Wound for us. Please turn to,
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.”
Who deceived the people of the earth? The second Beast, the Dragon who is Satan himself who will “maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men” to prove to them he is Christ, but it is an abominable lie (Revelation 13:13).
When we think about a sword we automatically picture a physical fight. Now we do know for a fact, before the appearance of Satan, Jerusalem will be surrounded by armies and we also know upon Satan’s appearance he will remove three of the Ten Clay Kings. As we already outlined and as it appears, three of these Ten Clay Kings went against the status quo of the sixth kingdom and are the cause of this Deadly Wound and I believe they are the cause of Jerusalem being compassed with armies as well. However, the exact details are not known to us. We do know the current global structure would love to bring Jerusalem to the center and make it a capital for all and the Temple Mount has always been an obstacle.
We were also told the Deadly Wound is caused by a “sword”. This word “sword” is Strong’s word 3162 and can also mean “judicial punishment” while the base of this word comes from 3163 which can mean, “controversy”. We know three of the Ten Clay Kings are removed by Satan and it is most likely due to some “controversy”. These three kings apparently were not going along with the system and this led to armies marching on Jerusalem.
We will now offer another thought to the last scripture we just read.
We know from God’s Word, Christ’s Sword is not literal, rather it is symbolic for the truth He reveals. I want to document that, please turn your Bible with me to,
15 “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
Whose mouth? Jesus Christ’s. One more verse,
16 “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.”
Further, Revelation 1:16 tells us this is “a sharp twoedged sword” which naturally cuts in both directions and truth always does.
In Luke 21:12-18 we are told some of our Father’s Saints will be “brought before kings and rulers” “for a testimony”. They are not to speak beforehand as Christ “will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” Christ mouth is the sword and Christ will provide the Saints with a mouth, with a sword to speak truth before their enemies during the Tribulation and possibly before.
“The wound by a sword” could very well be the moment in time when our Father’s Saints see the closing of this age of flesh as they witness the rise of the Ten Clay Kings and begin to make a stand against it which has some effect on three of these kings. We know Satan makes war with the Saints at the midst of the week so they have to cause “trouble” for the global structure and Satan for him to wage war against them. The Saints will make their presence known through the power of our Father whether just before or after the Tribulation begins. Further, we know they will be equipped with “the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” (Ephesians 6:17).
While it is hard to imagine the Saints gaining a world audience today, our Father has absolute control of the world, “he removeth kings, and setteth up kings” and “God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty,” (Daniel 2:21, 1 Corinthians 1:27). Further, we should understand the Tribulation of Satan is essentially one big war of words until the final moments when the Two Witnesses suffer a physical death (Daniel 7:8, 20, 2 Thessalonians 2:8, Luke 21:15, Revelation 9:17-19, 11:5, 12:15-16, 16:13, 19:5, 21).
In closing, it is important to remember when the Ten Clay Kings rise to power this means the Four Winds have been loosened. This signals us to the fact the Saints have been Sealed with the complete truth of our Father’s Word. It means the Saints are now properly equipped with the “the whole armour of God”. It means the Trumpets have begun to sound and we know Trumpets are calls to action. Calls to send the Saints, our Father’s troops marching into an Epic Battle “against the rulers of the darkness of this world,” (Ephesians 6:11-12).