I believe that in Revelation 13 the sea beast is Japan and earth beast is the USA. The “Dragon” is the U.S. aircraft carriers. Crowns and horns are the Japanese automobile/truck industry. “Blasphemous names” are the essential design of the autos and are alike among their “corporations” forming an unequal balance to the remaining world’s automakers. The hood ornaments are upside-down and scrambled letters.  Lexus is upside-down 7, Toyota is the 600, threescore and six. Subaru is 5, Honda is 4, Mitsubishi is 3 etc. KIA emblem is AKIO etc.  The 7 hills of the harlot is the U.S. confederacy and the 7 original States of the Confederacy. They argue “States Rights” as the righteous USA. Those Sun-Belt Calvinist and Evangelical churches are the fallen church. Babylon is located near San Francisco and they have confused and brought-in that Japanese/Korean industry (See “1973 Bradford Snell American Ground Transport”) The “Iron and Clay” of the book of Daniel is the north-eastern/upper-midwest USA iron works, clay is Sandersville Georgia and the U.S. south. The U.S. south is the location of those foreign industries.  Why do Bible Scholars still believe this Revelation scenario is “Rome”?


The reason that most Bible scholars believe that the prophecies in Revelation concern events in the time of Rome is because the book tells us that this is what it concerns!  In Revelation 1:1 we are told that the visions concern things which “will soon take place.”  Whether “soon” is the next year or the next ten years or even the next 30 years,  is not clear, but it is certainly not 2000 years!   Just in case we forgot that these visions apply to events in the time of Rome and of the early church, we are reminded again in Revelation 22:6 that the visions concern things that “will soon take place.”  The book was written to the seven churches in Asia (Revelation 1:11).  The things prophesied concern things that these seven churches will experience in their lifetimes, as this is who the visions were sent to.  It certainly is very popular to interpret Revelation in terms of current events, but this is not justified by the the book itself.  We should be extremely skeptical of those who try to speculatively apply prophecies in Revelation to current events.

I am sorry, but I am afraid that your interpretations above are certainly not true.  My advice is that you focus on living like a disciple of Jesus and willing souls for Christ rather than watching the news and trying to force visions in Revelation into current events which will surely not be correct.  This is a distraction and will not help you to be a better disciple of Jesus.

Let me add a wise comment from Sir Isaac Newton.  Yes, believe it or not Isaac Newton wrote as much on biblical topics as on science.  Newton reminds us that it is hubris to attempt to interpret current events as fulfillment of prophecies from Daniel, in this case, and that we ought to let God use history to interpret his prophecies.  We should listen to Newton in this.

The folly of Interpreters has been, to foretell times and things, by this Prophecy, as if God designed to make them Prophets. By this rashness they have not only exposed themselves, but brought the Prophecy also into contempt. The design of God was much otherwise. He gave this and the Prophecies of the Old Testaments, not to gratify men’s curiosities by enabling them to foreknow things, but that after they were fulfilled they might be interpreted by the event; and his own Providence, not the Interpreters, be then manifested thereby to the world. For the event of things predicted many ages before, will then be a convincing argument that the world is governed by providence.

John Oakes

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