Revelation 19:17-21 (NKJV) “Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.”
And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.
These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.“
Make no mistake about it. The beast is a person and the false prophet is a person. And these 2 will not stand before the Lord Jesus at the Great White Throne Judgment. They will be cast directly into the lake of fire and brimstone.
In Revelation 17, the Scarlet Woman on the Scarlet Beast is NOT a person. It is a system.
We also understand that the 10 kings are the 10 horns, 10 diadems, and or the 10 toes of iron and ceramic clay, as described in Daniel chapter 2, and chapter 10. These 10 horns, are the 10 kings on the beast.
The question that is asked is, “Is the beast alive today?”
It’s possible. But then again, maybe not.
We have to keep our eyes on Jerusalem. In particular, the Temple Mount.’
We’re seeing that there’s a considerable increase of Jews praying on the actual Temple Mount. But it could be a pacifist activity to pacify the desires of Israel to actually have a place on the Temple Mount to pray as opposed to the Western Wall.
The Western Wall is a retainer wall for the actual Temple Mount. The Dome of the Rock, consistent with even Arab statements of the past, of more than 8 decades ago, concur with the fact that the Temple of Solomon and Herod is the actual site of the Temple.
Disregard all other YouTube fallacies that the Temple Mount is in the City of David.
Mount Moriah is the place where Abraham was about to sacrifice his son Isaac and on Golgotha’s hill, is where the Lord Jesus was crucified. Also the definition of Moriah is “chosen of Jehovah.”
Then you have David showing his son Solomon where the 1st Temple was to be built (see 2 Chronicles 3:1).
Once there is serious movement of building the 3rd and final Temple on the actual site of the Temple Mount, it will be an unmistakable sign that the possibility of the beast being alive is serious.
Obviously, the Dome of the Rock will be removed. There’s another mosque to the south that may or may not be removed, but the Dome of the Rock will definitely be destroyed.
Israel never had competition and is substantiated by God Himself.
“I am the Lord you God. You shall have no enter gods before Me.”
In Daniel 9:26-27, for 3.5 weeks (years), Israel will be able to do their normal sacrifices inside the Temple. This is confirmed in Matthew 24 and also 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4. It’s called “The Abomination of Desolation.”
The Abomination of Desolation can only happen when the Temple is already there. During the middle of the week (see Daniel 9:26-27), the fourth beast in Daniel 7 which is the same beast in Revelation chapters 12, 13, and 17, will occupy the Temple and set up his throne.
For the second half of the 7 year great tribulation, which is 1260 days or 42 months, the beast, along with the Scarlet Woman (system) will look to kill all the Jews the way Haman and Hitler tried. It’s serious how the letter “H” is wild.
That’s why the Lord Jesus said what He said in Matthew 24:15-31.
But the point is we must be very watchful regarding the building of the 3rd Temple.