PART 3: In the book of Revelation, chapter 13, we learned that one of the seven heads on the SEA Beast was wounded and appeared to be healed. Since each of the SEA Beast’s seven heads had a blasphemous name, this indicates that all the heads are of a religious nature. As we continue our investigation into determining who the SEA beast from Rev 13:1 is we are going to look into the prophecy in Daniel 7.
In Daniel 7 we learn that the awful beast in that prophecy known as the Pagan Roman Empire was broken up into 10 European countries in 476 AD. There arose amongst those 10 countries a little horn power. This little horn power turns out to be the Catholic Church headed by the Pope. The Catholic Church held power over Europe for over 1,260 years [the Dark Ages]. Three of the ten countries that were set up after the Pagan Roman Empire was destroyed were uprooted and destroyed by the Roman Catholic Church.
During the dark ages, The Catholic Church held many inquisitions throughout Europe. As a result of these inquisitions many Christians were martyred for their faith. In Daniel 7 we learn that the saints “shall be given into his hand” for 1,260 years. We learn in Daniel seven that at the end of the 1,260 years, God the Father in heaven intervened in favor of the Saints. The Catholic Pope was arrested and put in jail thus breaking the Catholic Church’s stranglehold over Europe.
So, we have learned that the ‘HEAD’ in Revelation 13:1, that was wounded is actually the Pope. We have also learned that in 1929 The Catholic Church was granted an ‘Independent State’ from Italy. While this doesn't grant the Catholic Church the honor and privilege and power that it had during the dark ages it is a step in healing it’s wound that was inflicted in 1798.