The 1st Beast Out Of The Sea - Identified!

1st Beast out of the Sea

The Little Horn

The Prostitute Woman

Before revealing the identity of the 1st beast out of the sea of Revelation 13, the prostitute woman of Revelation 17, and the little horn of Daniel 7, let's first establish that all 3 of these symbols represent the same entity.

Comparing the 1st beast out of the sea with the little horn of Daniel 7.
=Different symbols, same entity
  • Both have authority for 1260 years and oppress the saints.
  • Both receive their power from Satan.
Comparing the 1st beast out of the sea with the prostitute woman of Rev. 17. =Different symbols, same entity
  • Both rule the world.
  • Both make war against the saints.
  • Both receive power from Satan.
  • Both come out of the sea, or sits on many waters.
Comparing the little horn and the prostitute.
=Different symbols, same entity
  • Both receive their power from Satan.
  • Both persecute the saints.
These are just the similarities. Each of these symbols also have their own unique characteristics that all point to this same entity as well which gives us even further confirmation about the identity of these symbols. 

Only ONE entity fits all of the following traits given throughout scripture:

1)    Rises up out of an inhabited territory.
2)    Is a nation/state.
3)    Is also a church. Therefore it is a church/state entity.
4)    Is given it's power from Satan
5)    Rules the world
6)    Blasphemes God
7)    Makes war against the saints and conquers them.
8)    Rules for a 1260 year period.
9)    Rules in a similar way as that of Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece.
10)   Is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.
11)   The world follows this entity instead of God.
12)   Deceptive, powerful, greatest of all false churches, and abominable to God.
13)   Dressed in purple, red, gold, precious stones, and pearls.
14)   Holds a golden cup.
15)   Appears from among 10 kingdoms, 3 were plucked out.
16)   Suffers a death blow, but is revived.
17)   Changed the law of God and the times of its holy assemblies.

1st Beast out of the Sea
= The Prostitute Woman
= The Little Horn

 = the Papacy/Roman Catholic Church/Vatican City

1)    Comes up out of the sea (Rev.13:1)
  • The sea in prophecy represents peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages according to Rev. 17:15. In other words, this entity rises up out of an inhabited territory. This beast comes up out of the same sea that the beasts of Daniel 7 came out of. Therefore, this beast would follow the 10 horns of Daniel 7. The Roman Catholic Church indeed followed the 10 horns and came from the same sea or nations of people as that of the beasts of Daniel 7. The Roman Empire transitioned into the Holy Roman Empire of the Catholic Church ruled by the Papacy.
2)    Identifies as a beast (Rev.13:1)
  • A beast in prophecy represents a king, kingdom, nation, country, or world power. Vatican City is literally its own sovereign country, therefore it qualifies as a prophetic beast.
3)    Also identifies as a woman
  • A woman in prophecy represents a church. How many church/state entities could there possibly be? This alone narrows the field to one. 
4)    Given its power from the Dragon (Rev. 13:2; Rev. 17:3)
  • Satan and/or the Roman Empire is the Dragon by which the Papacy ultimately receives its power. You must ask yourself how a church can become that powerful. It could not do so on its own.
5)    Rules the whole world (Rev. 13:7; Rev. 17:1; Rev. 17:15)
  • Does the Papacy really rule the whole world? I'm not going to cover that here, but with some research apart from the mainstream media, you will discover that it is so. The Papacy rules from behind the scenes and makes itself appear as good to the masses, but it hides its dark side as best as it can.
6)    Blasphemes God (Rev. 13:6)
  • Jesus was accused of blasphemy for 2 reasons: for claiming to be God, and for claiming the authority to forgive sins. The Pope claims to be the vicar of Christ and the Catholic Church claims the authority to forgive sins.

7)    Makes war against the saints and conquers them (Rev. 13:7; Rev. 17:6)
  • The Inquisition and the crusades during the Dark Ages was a terrible time of extreme persecution towards anyone that opposed the Papacy. Countless millions died by the hands of the Roman Catholic Church.

8)    Has authority for 42 months (Rev. 13:5)
  • 42 months is 3.5 years, or 1260 days, which in prophecy equals 1260 years. The Papacy ruled from 538ad - 1798ad. 
9)    Has the characteristics of a leopard, bear, and lion (Rev. 13:2)
  • If you recall in the book of Daniel, the leopard represents Greece, the bear represents Medo-Persia, and the lion represents Babylon. The Papacy is a conglomeration of all the past empires before it. 

10)   Is the “great city that rules over the kings of the earth” (Rev. 17:18)
  • In John's day, this great city was none other than Rome. But what greatly astonished him in Rev. 17:7 was the fact that it was the church aspect of Rome that had the power and prostituted herself.

11)   Kings and inhabitants of the world commit adultery with the woman (Rev. 17:2)

Wondering after the beast.

Obama bows to his superior.

George Bush bows to his superior.

Pope speaks at the United Nations.

The true power behind the scenes of the European Union. A giant idol of the Pope reigns over the signing of the European Union constitution.

12)   Titles:  Mystery, Babylon the Great, Mother of Prostitutes, Abominations of the Earth (Rev. 17:5)
  • The Catholic Church often boasts about being the "Mother Church" to all its protestant daughter churches, which are also called prostitutes.
Idol worship



13)   Dressed in purple, scarlet, gold, precious stones, and pearls(Rev. 17:4)

"dressed in purple and scarlet"

"dressed in gold"

"precious stones and pearls"

14)   Holds a golden cup.

"holds golden cup"

15)   7 heads, 10 horns, 10 crowns on horns (Rev. 13:1)
  • These heads, horns, and crowns help us further identify this beast. The context draws us to compare this beast to the beasts of Daniel 7 with the reference to the lion, bear, and leopard. In Daniel’s day, 2 heads had already fallen, Egypt and Assyria. The 10 crowns indicate that the 10 horns have passed, as they have already received their crowns and day of rule. This leads us to the sea beast, who is the same as the little horn, the Papacy.
    • Head #1 - Egypt
    • Head #2 - Assyria
    • Head #3 - Babylon (lion)
    • Head #4 - Medo-Persia (bear)
    • Head #5 - Greece (leopard)
    • Head #6 - Rome (wounded head that gets healed)
    • Head #7 - 10 horned kingdom
      • Horn #1 - Saxons
      • Horn #2 - Franks
      • Horn #3 - Alamanni
      • Horn #4 - Visigoths
      • Horn #5 - Suevi
      • Horn #6 - Lombards
      • Horn #7 - Burgundians
      • Horn #8 - Heruli
      • Horn #9 - Vandals
      • Horn #10-Ostrogoths
        • Little horn rises up and subdues three
  • So what came after the 10 horns that received their crowns? The little horn rises up from among them and subdues 3 of the horns. The Roman Empire transformed itself into the Holy Roman Empire with the Pope as its religious and state leader. The Papacy, as the little horn, destroyed the Vandals, Heruli, and Ostrogoths. These were the 3 horns that were destroyed from the 10.
  • So in conclusion, the 7 heads, 10 horns, and 10 crowns on the horns guide us to the identity of this beast, which is the same as the little horn of Daniel, and can only be the Papacy of the Roman Catholic Church.
16)   1 head has a head wound that was healed (Rev. 13:3)
  • When the Popes came to power in the 5th century, it marked a continuation of the Roman Empire. The Popes took on the same title as the previous Roman Emperors of Pontifex Maximus. This healed the head wound.
17) Changed the law of God and the times of its holy assemblies.
  • The Roman Catholic church did away with the 2nd commandment and permits the worshiping of idols. 
  • It changed the Sabbath day to Sunday.
  • It changed the calendar that God established in order to confuse the times of God's assemblies. The calendar went from the biblical lunar-solar calendar that God established to a strictly solar calendar with all of its man-made postponements. 
  • It changed the Holy Days of God to the current holidays of Christmas, Easter, New Years, Halloween, St. Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc.