Chapter thirteen of Revelation is revealing to us the rise of the Caliphate to political and religious power, It is the beast of Revelation. The Caliphs were also know in history as the Bani-Umayyads. They took over the reins of that religion and corrupted it by giving its followers false information, false teachings.

Then out of the sea I saw a beast rising. It had ten horns and seven heads. On its horns were ten diadems, and each head a blasphemous name. Revelation 13 : 1

The sea mentioned in the prophecy, an allegorical description, represents the people of humanity. So from out of the sea (of humanity) means from the people of humanity. The beast represents something other than a real beast, It represents a religious system that was taken over by those who are referred to as being beastly in their daily actions against other people.

We have already discovered in a previous chapter that the seven heads represents seven dominions. The ten horns of leadership have also being mentioned. The name of blasphemy on the beast's heads is the misused name of Caliph (Kaliph). That name, a spiritual title, should have been utilized only by the true leaders of that religion.

Therefore, the writings of Revelation are telling us that it became blasphemous for the Umayyads to falsely utilize the title of Caliph. Now that the prophecy can be better understood, we can rewrite it so that we may better understand it literally.

Then out of the people (sea) of humanity I saw the Bani-Umayyads, the beast of Revelation arising. It had ten kings who followed one another and who also represents the ten horns. It also had seven dominions, which are the seven heads mentioned. On its head of leadership were ten crowns, diadems, which represents ten kings. On each of those crowns, heads, was a blasphemous name, the name of Caliph. Revelation 13 : 1 rewritten for better comprehension

The following verse is describing to us, symbolically, various ancient empires.

The beast I saw was like a leopard, but its feet were like a bear's and its mouth like a lion's mouth. The dragon conferred upon it his power and rule, and great authority. Revelation 13 : 2

The leopard, the bear and the lion are the same ones mentioned by the prophet Daniel in his prophecies. Many biblical experts will tell you that the leopard represents the Empire of Alexander the Great ; the bear represents the Empire of Media Persia ; the lion represents the Empire of Babylonia.

The Umayyads ruled the Empire in prosperity in a similar fashion to Alexander the Great. The strength of the beast was in Media-Persia. It is represented by the bear but its throne was in Babylonia, it is represented in the prophecy by the lion.

All of those sayings are very symbolic and very confusing for those of you who may not fully comprehend spiritual language, allegory. It is a descriptive language that is very strange for us humans and which has no parallel.

The description of the same beasts is also given to us by the prophet Daniel.

The first was like a Lion but had eagle's wings. I watched until its wings were plucked off and it was lifted from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man; it was also given the mind of a man. Then I saw another, a second beast, like a bear. It was half crouching and had three ribs in its mouth, between its teeth. The command was given: "up gorge yourself with flesh." After this as I gazed I saw another, a beast like a leopard with four bird's wings on its back; this creature had four heads, and it was invested with sovereign power... Daniel 7 : 4-5-6

Revelation continues to describe the beast allegorically.

One of its heads appeared to have received a death-blow; but the mortal wound was healed. The whole world went after the beast in wondering admiration. Men worshipped the dragon because he had conferred his authority upon the beast ; they worshipped the beast also, and chanted, "Who is like the Beast? Who can fight against it?" The beast was allowed to mouth bombast and blasphemy, and was given the right to reign for forty-two months. Revelation 13 : 3-4-5

The Bani-Umayyads, who were the Kaliphs of Islam and the beast of Revelation, were noted for their social injustices and for their luxurious living, dedicating themselves to the pleasures of the flesh. One of the beast's heads receiving a death blow means that the dynasty was ended by the new beast, by the Abbasids in 749 AD.

The beastly system actually survived under the Turks and the Abbasids for a period of 1260 lunar years. We already know that those years are equivalent to 1222 solar years and again it gives us the year of the spiritual death of that religion which was 1844 (622+1222=1844).

The following formula may be utilized to convert lunar years into solar years. Example: 1260 X 354 = 446 040 which we then divide by 365 = equals 1222 years of our solar calendar.

The encyclopaedia Americana gives us a good historical description of the other beast, the Abbasid dynasty. The following is a surprisingly good description of that beastly Empire.

Abbasids, the second longest lived and most renowned dynasty in Islam. The seat was Baghdad (750-1258). The name comes from Abba (Al-Abba) eldest uncle of the prophet Mohammed; hence the claim of the Abbasids to the Caliphate in opposition to their Omniad (Umayyad) predecessors in Damascus.

Before the mid eight century the Abbasids put themselves at the head of a coalition comprising Persians, Iraquis, Shi-ites, and other malcontents, all comprising to undermine the Omniad regime. At the decisive battle of the great Zab (a tributary of the Tigris) the omniad army was crushed and the Caliph, Marwan II, fled to Egypt where he was slaughtered.

Abu-al-Abba (r.750-754) started a new series of Caliphs, taking his seat in an area which is now part of Iraq. He assumed the title of al-Saffah (blood shedder), as he intended to rule with an iron hand. It was however al-Mansur (r.754-775) who firmly established the new throne, chastised the Shi-ites who expected a lions's share from the Omniad heritage and built for the regime a strongly fortified seat in Baghdad.

The Persians, on whose military shoulders the Abbasids had climbed to the caliphate, also had to be removed. Their leader, Abu-Muslin al-Khurasani, was accordingly invited to an interview and was murdered. Members of the Omniad family were ruthlessly dealt with earlier but one of them the youthful Abder-Rahman (Abdal-Rahman) escaped in disguise and reached Spain where he established himself in 756 as an independent ruler. He laid the basis of a rival caliphate, the Omniad of Cordova.

Now for the continuation of this chapter.

It opened its mouth in blasphemy against God, reviling his name and his heavenly dwelling. It was also allowed to wage war on God's people and to defeat them, and was granted authority over every tribe and people, language and nation. All on earth will worship it, except those whose names the Lamb that was slain keeps in his roll of the living, written there since the world was made. Revelation 13 : 6-7-8

Blasphemy against God represents false teachings, the beastly system of the Umayyads were the ones who did this. This is a continuation of the wars against the people of this world.

Hear, you who have ears to hear! Whoever is to be made prisoner, a prisoner he shall be. Whoever takes the sword to kill, by the sword he is bound to be killed. This is where fortitude and faithfulness of God's people have their place. Revelation 13 : 9-10

Then I saw another beast, which came out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb's but spoke like a dragon. Revelation 13 : 11

The second beast was the Abassid dynasty, its rulers became Turkish rulers beginning with the year 840 AD. The two horns of leadership mentioned in the prophecy represents the Caliphs and the Sultans who were badly misguided rulers.

The second beast, the Abassid Empire, replaced the first beast who were the Umayyads. If you remember correctly, the dragon also represents the leaders who were the false teachers of that religion. So the meaning of he spoke like a dragon means that he spoke on behalf of the religious teachers. In other words, the dragon spoke on behalf of the clergy.


Here it is, what everyone has been wanting to know for a long time. Many people have speculated on its meaning without doing any investigation whatsoever. Who is the beast of Revelation whose number is 666? Read on and you too will soon discover the answer to that perplexing question.

It wielded all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship this first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. It worked great miracles, even making fire come down from heaven to earth before men's eyes. By the miracles it was allowed to perform in the presence of the beast it deluded the inhabitants of the earth, and made them erect an image in honour of the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet lived. Revelation 13 : 12 to 13 : 14

Verse twelve represents many people of Europe, of the middle east and of Africa. They are those who admired that religion that was now under the leadership of another beast, it was under the leadership of the Abbasids who was the second beast of Revelation. That beast had remarkable technical and scientific skills. In war they utilized gunpowder, burning javelins and burning globes which they could propel over great distances. It explains the meaning of the prophecy saying, "they were making fire come down from heaven."

It was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that it could speak, and could cause all who would not worship the image to be put to death. Moreover, it caused everyone, great and small, rich and poor, slave and free, to be branded with a mark on his right hand or forehead, and no one was allowed to buy or sell unless he bore this beast's mark, either name or number. Revelation 13 : 15 to 13 : 17

The second beast, the Abbasid dynasty, revived the image of the first beast, the Umayyad Empire. That beast even murdered some of their own in order to enforce the new regime. The mark in the right hand, the normal working hand, represents the paying of land and business tax, khary. The mark in the forehead represents the head tax, jizya, which had to be paid by the non Moslems. Many non Moslems fled the Moslem controlled areas in order to avoid having to pay that tax. Trading was forbidden unless you had paid the tax, had the mark, or unless you were a member of that religion, or unless you were members of that society ; number of his name.

Here is the key; and anyone who has intelligence may work out the number of the beast. The number represents a man's name, and the numerical value of its letters is six hundred and sixty-six. Revelation 13 : 18

Many people have attempted to identify certain personages in history as having the number of the beast which is the number 666. The prophecy says that the numerical values of the letters of the beast are 666. John, who wrote that description, could only be referring to numerology that utilizes the following numerical system.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

John understood the ancient science of numerology and also knew that it was well known in certain Jewish circles. He decided to utilize it feeling safe that no one would understand the prophecy concerning the name of the beast until after the occurrence of the prophecy.

Now that we are armed with the equivalent value of the letters of the alphabet, we shall attempt to uncover the real name of the beast with the utilisation of numerology and without any speculations whatsoever.

4 6 4 9 5 9 6 5 6 6 2 1 3 9 7 8
4+6=10 4+9=13 5+9=14 6+5=11 6+6=12 2+1=3 3+9=12 7+8=15
=1 1+3=4 1+4=5 1+1=2 1+2=3 =3 1+2=3 1+5=6
1+4=5 5 2 3 3+3=6 6
5+5=10 2 3 6 6
1+2=3 3 6 6
6 6 6

There it is, "dominion of Kaliph", when unsealed becomes the number 666 which is the number of the beast of Revelation. There is another way in which we can arrive at the same solution. This time we will utilize both names, both horns of power. We will still arrive at the same solution, at the mysterious number of the beast which is 666. Here it is.

2 1 3 9 7 8 1 3 3 2 1 5
2+1=3 3+9=12 7+8=15 1+3=4 3+2=5 1+5=6
3 1+2=3 1+5=6 4+5=9 6
3+3=6 6+9=15 6
6 1+5=6 6
6 6 6

There it is, the number of the beast, the number 666. The meaning of Caliphs and the Sultans, when unsealed numerically, become the number 666. Remember what John wrote, he said that anyone who has intelligence may work out the number of the beast. Therefore, the number had to be numerical. John utilized numerology which is an ancient and almost forgotten science. One of the greatest riddles of Revelation has finally been solved, the beast of Revelation has been properly identified.

All the chiefs committed an act of blasphemy in assuming the title of Caliph, which literally means successor. Therefore, we have to say that there were no true successors to the prophet Mohammed with the exception of Ali.

It can be mentioned that the twelve Imams of Islam were not bad religious leaders. No, they were true spiritual teachers. That is the reason why God decided to mention them. They kept the religion alive with true spiritual teachings until the year 1844 AD. You have already been presented with that Biblical prophecy mentioning the holy Imans who also sit on thrones of their own in heaven.

In this new Revelation from God we have been told that the twelve Imans of that religion were twelve of the 24 Elders of Revelation. Eleven of the Apostles of Christ, excluding Judas, plus Mary of Magdala were the other 12 Elders. Thus, we have arrived at a total of 24 Elders. More explanations about Mary of Magdala will be given you further down, giving you additional information. She was one of the followers of Jesus and a Christian teacher herself. I will explain how she was considered to be an apostle after Judas became a traitor. I strongly suspect that Jesus Christ raised her to the rank of Apostle but somehow it never got recorded or the first Christian writers may have been strongly chauvinistic and removed that reference from biblical writings. She was very close to Jesus, to His mother Mary and to the disciples and Apostles of Christ. Her name is mentioned many times in the writings of many of the apostles. For more information on the last supper, and on Mary of Magdala, see the "Return" of Christ. It can be accessed from the welcoming page of this site.

These chapters of Revelation have not been easy to understand, have they? If you wish to know more concerning that period of history, I suggest that you study the history of the Caliphs and the Sultans of Islam. Then these chapters will become much easier to digest. God has given us a lot of information pertaining to that religion. Mainly information concerning its clergy. He wants us to know what has really happened to that religion and how some of its clergy have led so many people astray. A good example is what happened in Afghanistan during the past few years, how the clergy and the politicians of that country attempted to return to dark ages by mis-interpreting the Holy Book known as the Koran and by enforcing its people to a rigid religious discipline. All religions, that presently exist in our world, have all made the same mistake. They have misinterpreted their Holy Book and given their followers false interpretations. They are also enforcing that the followers of that religion accept only the interpretations which their religious teachers have given them.

The following presentation, chapter seventeen of Revelation, is the judgment of God on the great whore. She represents certain religious teachers who have given their people false interpretations.

God's judgment on the great whore - the fall of the great Babylon