|Section 6: Opening Prophecy, Article 11
Ten Horns with Crowns
“Behold a great red dragon,” and
“a beast . . . having . . . ten horns,
and upon his horns ten crowns . . . .”
Revelation 12:3; 13:1.
|ne identifying mark of both the dragon and the beast are ten horns and crowns. What are these? In Revelation 12:3 the the dragon has seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns are on the seven heads. In Revelation 13:1, the dragon-empowered beast also has seven heads and ten|
|horns, but now ten crowns are on the ten horns rather than on the heads. But what does this mean?
Daniel noted after seeing the ten horns, that another horn arose and uprooted three of the ten. Then he stated that this last-to-rise “little horn” of the “fourth beast, dreadful and terrible,” would “speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” In Seven Heads with Blasphemous Names it is clear that these seven heads describe the governmental and legislative effort to bring about a change in Yehuveh’s times which has brought us under the Gregorian calendar. As the seven heads represented the attempt to change Yehuveh’s times, so these ten horns represent the second part of the change, the attempt to change Yehuveh’s laws. [Section 5: Time: Calendar clarifies from other Scriptures and the Hebrew language what Daniel meant by “time, times and half a time” in Daniel 7:25. Rather than the oft repeated conclusion that it defines a period of either three and a half years or symbolically a 1260 year period, the language identifies this as a condition which is met when the “beast has killed all who knew Yehuveh’s truth, concealed and corrupted the information sources, and separated humanity from Yehuveh.” We have definitely reached that time, and it is therefore time for Yehuveh to restore all that we have lost. This matter of ten horns is one of the most significant restorations. All of Section 5: Time discuss Yehuveh's originally established time-keeping and how we are to escape this lie by which the dragon and beast have thought to change Yehuveh’s time!] Daniel 7:25.
What are Horns?
To understand this graphic picture it is crucial that we understand each symbol. Scripturally, what are horns? Habakkuk states: “He had horns coming out of His hand: and there was the hiding of His power.” Horns are symbols of power. Wycliffe in his comments on Jeremiah 48:25 and Luke 1:69 states: “Horn. A symbol of military strength and political power, probably derived from bulls, which push with their horns.” “The horns of an ox were a symbol of power. Many passages in the OT use this figure of speech . . . (Psalms 18:2; 89:24; 132:17; 148:14).” Habakkuk 3:4.
Symbols of what power? Power is any force capable of bringing about change. Power comes in many forms. There is, of course, physical power such as human or livestock muscle power, or mechanical power derived from fuel, electrical, water, solar, wind, steam, and atomic sources. There is social power such as political, military, mob and religious power. There is intellectual power, informational power, business power and economic power. And of course, there is the spiritual power of Yehuveh’s intervention, the power of prayer, the power of His promises.
Originally Written: 17 November 2005
Latest Update: 27 December 2008
Complete Study Guide to Article 11
Scriptural References to Ten Horns What Laws of Yehuveh Deal with Tens?
What is “Legislation of Tens”? The Metric System and the French Revolution
How Do Decimal Numbers Seek to Change Yehuveh’s Laws?
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