The 3.5 Times Prophecy
Daniel 7 is The Four Beasts Prophecy and the 3.5 times is found in Dan. 7:25. The entire chapter is an outline of world history from the Kingdom of Babylon to the return of Christ as King of Kings and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth. This period began with the Babylonian Empire, and then comes to the present and the very near future. The four beasts represent the same world empires as the great image in King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. (Dan. 2) The four World Empires were the Babylonian (606-539 BC), Medo-Persian (539-333 BC), Grecian (333-168 BC) and the Roman (168 BC – 476 AD). Western Rome fell when the Gothic Vandals deposed Romulus Augustus as the emperor in 476 AD.
The three horns plucked up by the roots in Dan. 7:8 were the Vandals (429-476 AD), Heruli (476-493 AD), and the Ostrogoths (493-554 AD), which was the transition period to Papal rule or the little horn over the western leg of the Roman Empire. The first Pope appointed was Silverius, but he was imprisoned by Vigilius and died in 538 AD, then Vigilius reigned with the help of Theodora, the wife of Justinian I who ruled the eastern leg of the empire. Reigning wasn’t the only help Vigilius got from Theodora.
Daniel 7:9-10 is the reign of Christ and the resurrections. Verse 11 is Daniel beholding the little horn speaking great words (Papal Ecclesiastical Dogma) and its future disposition. Verse 12 was the preceding three beasts passing away. Verses 13 and 14 describe the return of Christ and verses 15 and 16 set up the interpretation of the vision in verses 17-24. Verse 25 gives us a prophecy of what the little horn will do, that it will think to change times and laws and the saints will be given into his hands. The 3.5 times or 1260 years of Papal rule began in 538 AD and comes to 1798, which is the year General Berthier took Pope Pius VI captive, thus ending the church and state union of the Holy Roman Empire. Napoleon freed Europe from Papal domination but crowned himself as the King of Rome. This was the deadly wound in Rev. 13:3. The remaining seven horns transform into the seven heads, which the scarlet woman (false church) rides in Revelation 17, and is the same beast in Revelation 13 and 17. The seven remaining horns also represent the seven resurrections of the Roman Empire that follows:
- The Imperial Restoration by Justinian I in 554 AD.
- The Frankish Kingdom under Charlemagne in 774 AD.
- The German Head under Otto the Great – crowned in 962 AD.
- The Hapsburg dynasty under Charles V – crowned in 1530 AD.
- Napoleon’s French Kingdom when he crowned himself King in 1798.
- Italy, Germany, & Japan Axis – Hitler, Mussolini & Hirohito (1936-45).
- This will be the last and final resurrection of the Roman beast that will become a global Church and State Union, which is also represented by the two legs joined at the hip of the great image in Daniel 2. The ten toes of iron mixed with miry clay represent a global alliance of weak nations (The Ten Lost Tribes brought low by the Almighty) mingled with a strong nation (the nation the Lord chooses that brings them low). It will be broken in pieces and consumed at the return of Jesus Christ. (Dan. 2:31-45, 7:9,26,27, 38:10-16, Rev. 18-19)
The definition for badge in the Standard English Dictionary is as follows: 1. A token, mark, decoration, or insignia of office, rank, or membership. 2. Any distinguishing mark.
Within the book of Revelation there are two types of badges, which are the mark of the beast and/or the seal of God. Those with the seal of God will not be hurt by the 5th and 7th trumpets, but those with the mark of the beast will suffer them. (Rev. 9:4, 16:1-21) All Christians understand that fact, but most do not understand what the seal and the mark represent.
The number 666 is the total numerical value of the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Rev. 13:16-18) The Greek word for name is: onoma – a name (lit. or fig.) – authority. With all the imaginable conceptions this number has among people, you could make it into a comedy series called Funny – Funny – Funny. “F” is the sixth letter of the alphabet. Have you ever seen people at checkout lines that will get something else if their total bill is all sixes? On the news recently, a phone district was assigned the area code 666. The people petitioned and got a new one. [Ring…Hello…Is Lucifer home? I can remember laughing, but not the city’s name. To make an international call you first dial 011, the country’s code (Italy – 39), then the city’s code (Rome – 6 and Vatican City – all 3 major points – 6). Could the Papacy’s global hot line be 011-39-666-pope?
Recently, I could not help but being amazed at the lines of people standing 6 feet apart at check-outs and wearing masks. Isaiah’ prophetical social distancing seem to be working. (Is. 24:1) From time to time I noticed small groups of three. It came to mind to ask a funny question to several people: What do you get when you see three people wearing masks in check-out lines these days? After a shrug of the shoulder or a don’t know reply, I said, 666. You would not believe some of the responses I’ve received, especially “Oh my God!”. Folks, these last days are no joke!
What does the mark of the beast and the seal of God represent? There is a conflict of authority between the two. Both directly involve the forehead or memory. Although the hand is only mentioned with the mark, it is also related to the seal. Note the following definitions:
*(Rev. 13:16) – mark – (G5480) – χάραγμαa – scratch or etching, i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude), or scupltured figure (statue) Derivation: from the same as G5482; KJV Usage: graven, mark.
>G5482 – χάραξ – akin to G1125 through the idea of scratching); a stake, i.e. (by implication) a palisade or rampart (military mound for circumvallation in a siege) Derivation: from χαράσσω (to sharpen to a point; KJV Usage: trench.
>G1125 – γράφω – to “grave”, especially to write; figuratively, to describe. Derivation: a primary verb; KJV Usage: describe, write(-ing, -ten).
[The English definition for rampart is widespread and unchecked, as in an erroneous belief or superstition. This is usually something written (etched with ink on paper) as a dogmatic creed, statement of belief or faith.]
*(Rev. 9:4) – seal – (G4973) – σφραγίς – a signet (as fencing in or protecting from misappropriation); by implication, the stamp impressed (as a mark of privacy, or genuineness), literally or figuratively. Derivation: probably strengthened from G5420; KJV Usage: seal.
>G5420 – φράσσω – to fence or inclose, i.e. (specially), to block up (figuratively, to silence) Derivation: apparently a strengthening form of the base of G5424; KJV Usage: stop.
G5424 – φρήν – the midrif (as a partition of the body), i.e. (figuratively and by implication, of sympathy) the feelings (or sensitive nature; by extension (also in the plural) the mind or cognitive faculties) Derivation: probably from an obsolete φράω (to rein in or curb; compare G5420); KJV Usage: understanding.
The two definitions have stamp and badge in common. A badge is an insignia of office or rank, and the same thing as a signet. God’s servants are sealed with the genuine protection of God’s signet in their foreheads. (Rev. 7:2-3; Ex. 20:8-11) The mark of the beast is the signet of a man or manmade authority, and something that is in direct conflict with the genuineness of God’s signet. Both are in the forehead, which in the figurative sense has to do with remembering something and servitude or service to it. (Dan. 7:25; Rev. 13:16-17)
Jesus said the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. (Mk. 2:27) All Jews are men, but are all men Jews? His beef with the Scribes and Pharisees was their hypocrisy in keeping it. They constantly accused Jesus of violating the Sabbath while doing a good deed. When Jesus said, “I’m Lord even of the Sabbath day”, it despiteously pissed them off. They wanted to destroy him. (Matt. 12:1-14) On Passover, Nisan 14, 29 AD, they did! They also fulfilled the prophecy in Isaiah 53.
The fourth commandment is: remember the Sabbath, to KEEP IT HOLY. Memory is a brain function, which is in your forehead. The Sabbath is for rest and communion because the Lord put his presence in it. The Hebrew words for work (melakah) and rest (shabath) associated with the fourth commandment means: to desist from any usual employment, business, occupation, or severe labor, and commune with (worship) the Creator. (Gen. 2:2-3; Ex. 20:8-11; Is. 56, 58:13-14; 66:23; Ps. 92-101) What about emergencies, firemen, policemen, and medical emergency personnel? Read Luke 6:9. What are soldiers to do in war? To study (to be engaged in learning, practice and participation in) war no more, man has not yet learned!
The day (time) of rest and worship was changed by Rome. (Dan. 7:25) There are many passages of scripture that are misinterpreted in defending Sunday, and Col. 2:16 is the most misused passage. There is no Greek word for of. The Greek prime particle e is read or when disjunctive, or either when comparative. The Greek prime word oun is read certainly as an adverb, and therefore when a conjunction. The translators added days. The verse is better translated as: Let no man certainly judge you in meat (eating), or in drink (drinking), either in respecting a holyday (feast), or the new moon, or the Sabbath. (Lk. 7:31-35; Ps. 104:14-15) BUT avoid drunkenness! (Lk. 21:34)
Note: Paul did not change the sabbath! He is not saying not to keep the sabbath either! He is simply saying – not to let man judge you in how one keeps the commandment. The Pharisees and Sadducees had made a list of hundreds of “does and don’ts” on how and forgotten why to keep it! The commandment is simple and easy – rest and enjoy! Our creator made and hollowed it for that very purpose.
The fourth commandment is the badge that God’s people are sealed with; therefore, the badge of the beast must certainly be some other day by another authority. The Lord made and has not changed the Seventh Day Sabbath. (Gen. 2:2-3; Jer. 13:23; Mal. 3:6) A man or manmade authority made the change. Doesn’t that constitutively place that man or manmade authority above God? Jesus Christ is head of the church; therefore, any other church head doing such an act would certainly be placing themselves above God. Daniel 7:25 was fulfilled by Rome (the beast), the Catholic Church (mother of harlots that rides the beast), and the Papacy (the false prophet of infallibility).
We have already reviewed the history of the changing of the Seventh Day Sabbath to Sunday, but let’s get it right from the harlot’s own mouth and other authorities. Seven reinforcements follow:
(1) “The Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claim for sacredness can be defended only on Catholic authority. In Holy Scripture, from the beginning to the end, we find not one single text which justifies the transfer of the weekly public worship service from the last to the first day of the week.” (Catholic Press, Sidney, 8-25-1900)
(2) “We celebrate Sunday instead of Saturday, because the Catholic Church has transferred the sacredness from Saturday to Sunday at the council of Laodicea in the year 364 AD.” (The Converts Catechism of Catholic Doctrine from P. Geiermann, the work of Pope Pius X, on 1-25-1910)
(3) “It pleased the church of God to transfer the celebration of the Sabbath to Sunday.” (Published Roman Catechism, p.247, after the decision of the Council of Trent by order of Pope Pius V.)
(4) “The Sabbath, the best-known day of the law, was changed into the Lord’s day. These and others have not ceased because of instructions received from Christ, (because he himself says, I have not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it), but because due to the authority of the church they have been changed…” (Archbishop of Rheggio, Sermon 1-18-1562, Mansi 23, p.526)
(5) “The seventh-day Sabbath was kept by Christ and the apostles and was celebrated by the first Christians and acknowledged as such until it was abolished by the Laodicean Council. This council first settled the question about the Lord’s Day and forbade the keeping of the seventh-day Sabbath under the issue of an Anathema (Curse).” (William Prynne, from “Dissertation on Lord’s Day”, pg. 32)
(6) “It was the holy Catholic Church who transferred the rest day from Saturday to Sunday, the first day of the week…Which Church does the whole civilized world obey? The Protestants…acknowledge great reverence towards the Bible, and yet by celebrating the Sunday they acknowledge the authority of the Catholic Church. The Bible says, ‘Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy’, but the Catholic Church says, ‘No, keep the first day of the week holy!’ – and the entire world obeys her!” (Pater Enright on 12-15-1889)
(7) “The celebration of Sunday has always been a man-made arrangement.” (Neanders Church History, Vol. 1, p.399)
The Catholic Church openly admits there is no authority from Christ, but it was for her own pleasure. Sound like a harlot? Why do Protestants that claim the Holy Bible as the only authority of God continue to honor her authority by resting and worshipping on Sunday? Who is the head of this beast-riding whore, Christ or Satan? Why do God fearing, Bible believing Protestants accept the signet of her authority by wearing her badge? One would think that after the announcement made by the Catholic Church on July 13, 2007 (ironically on a Friday – CBN News) that only Catholics would enter into heaven, Protestants would literally trash every dogmatic doctrine that the Catholic councils have ever etched out on paper with ink!
Protestants used to teach that the Catholic Church and Papacy were the harlot beast system at the beginning of the reformation. What has happened over the past 500 years? Jesus said, “…in vain do they worship me.” (Mk. 7:7; Is. 29:13; Prov. 28:9) The time is soon coming that lip service simply will not cut it anymore. You will wear either the badge of the harlot or the badge of God.
The name (onoma) is a title or official position of authority. Since Vatican City is a sovereign independent state and a member of the United Nations (sitting membership only with no vote as of now) it must have a leader. The Papacy is Head of Church and State. The King of Vatican City wears a crown, as most kings do, and his is called a Mitre. It is a triple crown with a cross on top, and the following ETCHED across the front band: VICARIUS FILII DEI. In Latin it translates: Representative of the Son of God. The Bible tells us the Holy Spirit is representative. (Jn. 14:26, 16:12-15; Rom. 8:26, Is. 32:15) Can a man represent or only witness? There are hundreds of passages that proves the Holy Spirit of God deals with man directly, and not through any human agent. If the Pope is the Holy Spirit, can he be poured into his subjects? Can he go up high in the heavens and be poured upon us? The Pope is also to be properly addressed as Most Holy Father. Jesus tells us to call no man your father upon the earth. (Matt. 23:9) Our Holy Father is in Heaven! (Matt. 5:16, 45, 48; 6:1, 9; 7:11, 21; 18:10, 14, 19) He is not in Vatican City! (Rev. 2:13, 17:9) Can you now see the abomination? (Lk. 6:39 Matt. 15:14; Is. 24:5,16-18)
The Latin (Roman) alphabet has numerical values based on the Roman numeral system. The numerical value of VICARIUS FILII DEI follows: V = 5, I = 1, C = 100, A = 0, R = 0, I = 1, U = 5, S = 0, F = 0, I = 1, L = 50, I = 1, I = 1, D = 500, E = 0, and I = 1. (U and V have the same numerical value – 5.) When you add or count the number, it totals to 666. According to Daniel Webster’s Dictionary, the word deity (dei + ty) comes from the Latin deus, which means: (god + facere, to make) – the state of being a god – a god or goddess – the Deity God. The other Daniel tells us he will not regard the desire of women. (Dan. 11:37) I don’t know about little boys or girls. The Harlot should be down to her panties and bra by now. (Read Isaiah. 47-48 & Revelation 17)
The word causeth in Rev. 13:16 is translated from the Greek word poieo meaning: (as an apparent prolonged form of an obsolete prime) to make, or cause to do (in a very wide application, more or less direct: agreement + commitment + ordain, observe, perform + transgress the law) and comparable to: prasso – a primary verb meaning: to practise, i.e. to perform repeatedly or habitually. The mark of the beast is the prolonged practice of transgressing the fourth commandment! Presently, it is voluntary through the freedom of religious practice. Was there ever a time in history when the Roman Church accused Christians that kept the Seventh Day Sabbath of heresy, and then murdered them if they did not recant and return to her authority? Could this be enforced today and how?
How can Christians, Catholic or Protestant, support the killing of unborn innocents and gay marriage, yet call themselves true Christians? How can the Episcopal and Anglican Church (Romish England’s American Branches) have openly gay Bishops and support abortion, LBGT and gay marriage, then at the same time be addressed as Most Reverend without being a daughter of the harlot and an ABOMINATION OF THE EARTH?” (Rev. 17:5) Are Priests and Ministers still molesting children? An accused Archbishop from the U.S. is now liaison between the Vatican and China. Will the soon coming one world state and religion New World Order be like the Dark Ages in the latter days?
The harlot has fortold her own demise. The end of the papacy and the distruction of Rome (Vatican City).
Those who rebeled against and seperated from her, yet keep her dogmatic abominations. Come out of her or suffer her plagues! (Rev. 18:4-8, 16:1-21)