Revelation 17:11 “the beast that was and is not, is himself an eighth king…”
I have had people stand up and scream when I suggest that the Beast of Revelation 17 is, in fact, Nimrod. The Beast, they scream, is a Kingdom. This being contrary to verse 11 of the same chapter, THAT makes no sense to me, but it is what preachers have had on their charts for fifty years now…
Yet the Beast who was, is not and shall ascend out of the pit (Revelation 17) is a King and not a Kingdom. Kingdoms involve people and infrastructure… they are not confined to the pit nor do the arise out of the Abyss… It would appear that it speaks of a King around whom the Kingdom will be formed.
Revelation 17:8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up from the abyss and go to destruction. Those who live on the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast that was, and is not, and will be present again. /// 11 THE BEAST THAT WAS AND IS NOT, IS HIMSELF AN EIGHTH KING, yet he belongs to the seven and is going to destruction.
FIRST AND LAST
Revelation 17:10 They are also seven kings: Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he comes, he must remain for a little while. 11 The beast that was and is not, is himself an eighth king, yet he belongs to the seven and is going to destruction.
The first King was Nimrod. The first Kingdom was Babylon or Sumer as it is also called.
Genesis 10:8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one (Gibor) in the earth.
The Gibborum were the Giants… descendants of the Nephilim. The people in the Promised Land… as reported by the 12 spies, were Gibborum. Goliath was a Gibor. The Nephilim and the Gibborum are the Egyptian, Greek and Roman gods. They were of mixed blood, neither human nor angel. They were and are, unredeemable. These are the disembodied spirits, called demons, who possess people. These are the demons that begged to be sent into the pigs rather than returned to the Abyss. There is a group of these spirits, and that would include Nimrod, who are confined to the Abyss or Pit. We are told in Revelation 9, that these demons from the Abyss, have a king over them who is known as Apollyon or Abaddon. This King, escapes with the demons from the Abyss.
I can trace Apollyon or Apollo, who is Greek, to Osiris, who is Egyptian, to Nimrod, who is Babylonian… It is an unbroken chain. When Satan falls with the key and opens the Abyss, Nimrod escapes.
Nimrod is of the seven and will be the eighth. He is the first and the last man to rule the entire world.
Satan never does anything that he has not seen God do.
Nimrod will be a disembodied spirit, in need of a body. This is why it is important that the Antichrist has a mortal wound. This provides the opportunity for a false resurrection. Remember, Satan never does anything that he has not seen God do.
- As a Gibor, Nimrod is Satan’s seed. Antichrist will be Satan’s seed, like Jesus is the Seed of the woman.
- Nimrod will be Satan’s son, as Jesus is God’s son.
- Nimrod will be killed and resurrected, as Jesus was.
- Nimrod will bear visible wounds, like Jesus does.
- Jesus “was, is and is to come.”
- Nimrod “was, is not and is to come”
- Jesus is “The First and the Last”
- Nimrod, the Antichrist will be, the first and the last.
In every way, the Antichrist is the Satanic imitation of the Christ of God…
Think about it.
Revelation 9: 11 They had as their king the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he has the name Apollyon.
Revelation 17:7 Then the angel said to me, “Why are you astonished? I will tell you the secret meaning of the woman and of the beast, with the seven heads and the 10 horns, that carries her. 8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up from the abyss and go to destruction. Those who live on the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast that was, and is not, and will be present again.
9 “Here is the mind with wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated. 10 They are also seven kings: Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he comes, he must remain for a little while. 11 The beast that was and is not, is himself an eighth king, yet he belongs to the seven and is going to destruction. 12 The 10 horns you saw are 10 kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they will receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. 13 These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast. 14 These will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
15 He also said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute was seated, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages. 16 The 10 horns you saw, and the beast, will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, devour her flesh, and burn her up with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His plan by having one purpose and to give their kingdom to the beast until God’s words are accomplished. 18 And the woman you saw is the great city that has an empire over the kings of the earth.”