"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." Rev. 13:1
The most high god of Babylon
Saint John who wrote those words about 90 AD, was given a visual prophecy about an evil/negative being who would control much of the world someday and would have a lot to do with most of the history of mankind, commencing shortly after the great Flood. We are given insight into the idenity of this beast/being in Rev. chapters 11, 13, 17, 18 and 19.
This beast is whom most would call the antichrist. This is not entirely correct, as The Antichrist is Satan. However, this beast is certainly an antichrist, one of Satan's legions. Is he alive today in these end times, and can he be identified? Yes, on both counts. One of his earthly names is lord Maitreya. (Go to maitreya.org)
In the seventies a new-age type group out of Los Angeles took full page ads out in major newspapers around the USA, proclaiming that "The Christ has returned," and that he will present himself to the world when the time was right, when things are such a mess that the world will ask him to come and help! He WILL come.
The name of their christ is one Lord Maitreya, who has ascended out of the bottomless pit (Rev. 11:7) into the Himalayan mountains to fly "in the clouds" to London, England to prepare his way into the world arena. Since that time this false christ has been channeled (always an evil practice) by various people. The best known channeler has been one Benjamin Creme, also from England. (Mr. Creme died this year, 2016, and they will now have to set up another person to be his main channeler.) Maitreya has set up a worldwide organization that is preparing the way for the "Day of Declaration" when he will present himself to the world. All will see or hear him on that day, and millions will be healed. If you don't have a TV or radio, you will still hear his words in your head via telepathy. Many will believe in and follow this man/beast, as he will appear to lead them out of a time of trouble. You can go to his websites and learn about this present and coming evil, and see that this is going on now, in these end times: www.shareintl.org or www.Maitreya.org.
This man/beast will speak of love, peace and brotherly love. He will speak lies and blaspheme those in heaven. He proclaims that all religions are acceptable; karma is a universal truth; and reincarnation is fact. He will even kind of look like the false picture of Christ that many have in their homes and churches. Yet, he is so powerful that he can appear in any physical form he chooses, and most often in a form that will be pleasing to his audience at the time. Yet, he does have a physical body. He is incarnate this time. He has been here before, when he was known as the god of Babylon, aka Maarrduk.
Maitreya is setting himself up to be something to all religions. He claims to be Christ, Krishna, the last Buddha, the Messiah to the Jews, and the Iman Madi. He claims to be the "last" world teacher, the master of masters. He does not claim to be Jesus, only that he now holds the position of "Christ," and that Jesus was, and is, his disciple. After the world sees his miracles and powers, many will be convinced he is who he claims to be, the last great "world teacher." He will then work to fix all our problems by setting up a new world government, economy and religion. He will make war with the Two Witnesses of Rev. 11, and kill them at the end of the great world war of the 6th trumpet:
"And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them." Rev. 11:7
There will be a time of peace for awhile after the 7th trumpet sounds. Then during the 7th trumpet, Maitreya will turn on those who oppose him. His one-world religion will then become required and all who do not confess obedience to it, or worship his image, shall die (Rev.13:15). Before that, his accomplish, the false prophet (the second beast of Rev. 13:11) will cause to be set up an electronic economy and will CAUSE people to use a banking computer chip implant, the final mark of the beast, to buy and sell with. This implant will go under the skin of the hand or forehead, if one does not have any hands, and can be scanned at the stores as a debit card is today. This is the mark that we are warned not to take for any reason (Rev. 14:9-11)! (See article Mark of the Beast)
This lord Maitreya will take reign over the earth for a short space, until Jesus comes at the end of the 7th trumpet to fight the kings of the earth who will be lead to battle with the Lord by Satan, the false prophet and lord Maitreya, at Armageddon, aka Har Megiddo. Jesus will then cast this beast/man Maitreya into the lake of fire and with him the false prophet, who will be helping this deception along with miracles and lies, causing most all to recieve the mark of this beast.
For Maitreya to be this beast, his name must add up to 666 in the Ionic Greek. Each letter of a name in Greek has a numerical value. Add up the numbers of the letters and you have the number of the name. You must spell the name in Ionic Greek to do this test. Maitreya does not add up. Therefore , he must have another name. After years of searching and praying, we feel we now have the answer to this part of the puzzle. Maitreya is the incarnate most high god of Babylon known as Maarrduk! We all have spirits iniside us and those have names given to us by God.
Maarrduk counts to 666. Here is how. You spell his name in Greek: Mu - alpha - alpha - rho - rho - delta - upsilon - kappa. Each of these letters has a numerical value. When you add all these up, they add to 666. Hence, the number of the name of the beast. (Rev. 13:18) Here is wisdom. You just counted the spiritual name of the beast.
Maitreya/Maarrduk is manifested in the world having 7 heads and 10 horns. This is revealed in Rev. 13 and 17. It is Rev. 17 that gives most of the clues to this symbolism and the 7th chapter of Daniel as well. The Bible reveals that these heads and horns are kings or kingdoms. The heads are discribed as mountains. This would imply large kingdoms or empires. We also know that these empires would have something to do with Babylon, as they commit "fornication" with her. Here is an important clue:
"And here is a mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman (Babylon) siteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh he must continue for a short space." Rev. 17:9-10
When this was written by John circa 90 AD, the empire that "was"... was Rome. Before her five had fallen. These empires would have to have had something to do with Babylon and the area of modern Iraq. The first would have been the empire of Nimrod and his new Babylon city circa 2250 BC. This Empire would last until about 1800 BC. Second would have been the empire of the Assyrians which came most powerful in this region from 1800 to 612 BC. The third king would be the resurrected Babylon under Nebuchadnezzer from 610 to 538 BC. Fourth would have been the Persian Empire from 538 BC to 330 BC, when the Fifth, Alexander the Great of Greece conquered this region in 330 BC, and it would last under other Greek kings until Roman Empire in about 60 BC and lasted on through the Byzantine Empire to 1500 AD. These are the first 6 symbolic heads of the Beast Maarrduk. It was and is his power and authority that sanctioned these evil empires. His power came from Satan, is father:
".....and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority." Rev. 13:2
The last or seventh head of this beast was the Ottoman Empire, which began in the 15th century AD and continued a "short space" up to the end of WWI, circa 1920 AD. And when Maitreya/Maarrduk presents himself to the world and takes it over with a new worldwide goverment, he will become the 8th head:
"And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition." Rev. 17:11
Maarrduk is the beast that was, as he was present to the world as the most high God of Babylon starting about 2200 BC. He was much more present and overt to this area of the world before the Great Flood which was circa 2450 BC. But because of his evil ways with men and conflicts with the other gods of this region, he was cast into the bottomless pit. So, by the time of the visions of Saint John, he was "not". Now he has ascended out of the Pit and has incarnated and now "is." Yet, the world as a whole has not seen him...... yet. But when they do they will wonder:
"..... and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not , and yet is." Rev. 17:8
Some people claim that the anti-christ can not be named before he is "revealed to the world." This scripture is from II Thess 2:7-8. This refers to the event when the Holy Spirit will be taken out of the world, or it is at least "restrained", which allows the "lawless one" or "man of sin" to be "revealed." The Holy Spirit is somehow preventing the world from knowing exactly who this lawless one is. When it is finally removed, or is restrained, this allows the anti-christ to be revealed to the world. This event does happen when the two witnesses are killed and then are taken to heaven, and the Holy Spirit they carry goes with them. The two witnesses will reveal who the evil one is, but few will believe them until the Holy Spirit is taken out with them. Then , the lawless one will be revealed as to who he really is.
We believe, therefore, that the anti-christ can be named, before he is finally revealed to the world. He won't be revealed to all the world, as to whom he really is until after the events of the 7th Trumpet begin to transpire, which is when the Holy Spirit is no longer restrained. That is when he will turn on the world and "reveal" that he is a wolf in sheep's clothing. His true nature will then be apparnent to most of the whole world.
He will use a federation of 10 nations, the 10 horns, to accomplish his goals. These 10 kings are two fold. They have in the past been a series of kings that came out of the Roman head of the beast; Daniel's 4th beast. I.E., They would all have something to do with Rome:
1. Bryzantine Empire, starting with Emperor Justinian, circa 554-568 AD
2. German Lombard kings, circa 568-754 AD
3. Charlemagne, Charles the First, King of the Franks, 774-843 AD
4. Otto the Great of Germany, 962-1002 AD
5. King Charles 8th of France, 1483-1498 AD
6. King Charles 1st of Spain, 1515-1558 AD
7. King Ferdinand I, II, III of Austria, 1558-1657 AD
8. Napoleon, 1804-1816 AD
9. Italy, 1861-1992 AD
10. European Union, 1992-present
During these times there will be 10 new horns, aka crowns, of this beast. A federation of 10 kings will give their power to the beast:
"And the 10 horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind and shall give their power and strength unto the beast." Rev. 17:12-13
Now we don't know the exact nations yet who will do this, but many will be out of Europe, and may also include northern Africa and even Russia. (Ezk 38 & 39) Maitreya will then become very strong politically and religiously. Especially, after he kills the two witnesses at the end of the 6th trumpet, at the end of a war in the Middle East. He then defiles the temple, that the two witnesses had built, and fulfills the prophecy of the abominatioin of desolation.
After he accomplishes the Abomination of Desolation, his true colors will be revealed to the world, as he sets himself up to be the dictator of the world. Then, if you do not worship him you will die. He will turn on all religions, as his federation will turn on the false Babylonia religions:
"And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore (Babylon), and shall make her desolate and naked, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree to give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled." Rev. 17:16-17.
This transpires during the time of the 7th trumpet. He will especially go after Christians and Jews, but none will be safe if they do not worship him. Towards the end of the 7th trumpet he will bring the armies of these nations against the little place in Israel called Har Megiddo, because some of the elect of God are being protected there, and they will fight against Jesus:
"These (ten horns) shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them; for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful." Rev. 17:14
Now is the time to prepare, watch and be ready for great events to transpire on the face of the earth. Out of tribulation (not the great tribulation) will come the fixer, lord Maitreya, whom to many will appear as a savior of the world. Maitreya claims also to be involved with the "Space Brothers and their UFOs." He has also claimed responsibility for some of the Crop Circles in England.
Don't be fooled! You must gain victory over this beast, and over his mark, and over his image and over the number of his name (Rev. 15:1-3)! Don't take his electronic mark, the kiss of eternal death!
The end of this age is coming, be ye ready. It is NOT the end of the earth. Not yet, that is over 1,000 years off. But this is one of the most important time periods of all times for the earth. For these are the End Times just before the return of the true Christ in the clouds, in the blink of an eye, as a thief in the night.
"For at the lightening cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." (Matthew 24:27)
Before Jesus returns in the clouds, the tests and trials of the true believers, of which there will be many, will begin. One of the most important tests of faith is called......The Mark of The Beast! Another is not worshipping the beast or his image. Don't count on a rapture getting you out of here before you are tested. The tests are for Christians, not for those who have no eyes or ears. Read your Bible! Have knowledge and wisdom. For the time is NOW! YOU are the choir! Sing to the churches and wake them up! The Beast and his mark are here now. Prepare ye the way of the Lord, Jesus our Christ. amen