The Ten Kings of Revelation. Who are they?
A closer look at the Ten Kings of Revelation that appear as the ten horns on the Beast rising from the sea mentioned in both the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel. The Ten Kings just like many things mentioned in the Book of Revelation are shrouded in mystery but with further research, do throw up some interesting prospects for who these 10 Kings actually will be, or even are. They may possibly be here now as we speak? Everything that is mentioned in this article are theories only, some backed by scripture and some are not. Revelation 13:1-2 gives an introduction but in an abstract manner about these 10 Kings
1. 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.
2. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Further on in the Book of Revelation the Beast with the 7 Heads and Ten Horns is explained in more detail in Revelation 17
12. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
14. These 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.
15. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
16. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
In the above verses from Revelation 17, we see that the 10 kings not only precede the Beast( Antichrist), but that they join in a global conspiracy to draw all the world’s political power to themselves for the express purpose of giving it to the Antichrist! It is expressly stated that these Kings will rule for 1 hour which is a Prophetic hour and equates many say to 15 days. Are we building up to this event in our modern times as we speak?
If the Ten Kings and Ten Nations are genuine prophetic revelation, it would suggest that a future ten-nation confederacy which has ten simultaneous kings is a very key element to the political and international situation in the days just preceding the second coming of Christ and His kingdom.
The Book of Daniel also mentions The Ten Horns and Ten Kings
Daniel 7:24. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
Ten Kings revealed but who or what are the 7 heads?
Many Bible scholars agree that the 10 horns mentioned in Revelation and Daniel represent a restructuring of the worlds nations into 10 distinct super nations, each one ruled over by a king. Many however are confused over the significance of the 7 heads which are supporting the 10 horns. Recent developments especially in the past 20 or so years have occurred, which could explain the fulfillment of this prophecy. The seven heads many state as being the G7 Nations. The G7 is The Group of 7 and is a group of nations consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States. The European Union is also represented within the G7. These countries are the seven major advanced economies as reported by the International Monetary Fund. These could be the instigators of the creation of 10 distinct super nations headed by Ten Kings or World Leaders? Again just a theory.
The 7 Heads are 7 Empires that are past, present and future, based on the following Bible quote from Revelation 17
10. 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 a short space.
11. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
The 7 Empires of which Five are Fallen, One is and the other is yet to come could include The Egyptian Empire(Fallen), The Asyrian Empire (Fallen), The Babylonian Empire (Fallen), The Medo-Persian Empire (Fallen), The Greek Empire (Fallen), The Roman Empire (exists today via The Roman Catholic Church) and United Nations (continue a short space precursor to the NWO)
The Four Main 10 Kings Theories
That´s about all there is on these Ten Kings in the Bible and there are many theories on who these Ten Kings are. On further research it has been concluded that they can be narrowed down to four theories out of many that seem credible but they are just theories, no one is 100% certain who these 10 Kings will be and whether they are here now or will be coming in the future and be a replacement for the current world leaders.
1. The Historical Theory The Revival of the Roman Empire
Some say The Bible clearly says “in the last days” 10 Nations will rise out of the ancient Roman Empire. Many (not all) believe these 10 nations could rise out of the European Union as we now see the “strong mixed with weak” as in Iron and clay” nations of Europe re-uniting into a powerful federation . . . or nations out of the Eastern leg of the Roman Empire, which was based out of Constantinople in Turkey.
41. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
This Bible verse below could be interpreted as “the kindom shall be divided” is the former Roman Empire and “so the kingdom shall be partly strong” as the formation of the European Union
2. The Historical Theory
The Ten Kings from the Historical theory camp state that these are the Ten fallen empires throughout history whose leaders will rise again to form a short term allegiance with the Beast (Anti Christ) and revive the Old Empires before the formation of the One World Government commonly known asthe New World Order. These empires would include maybe the Byzantine, Greek, Persian, Babylonian, Umayyad Caliphate or Arabic Empire, Han Dynasty (China), British Empire, The Russian Empire, The Mongul Empire and of course The Roman Empire. Where the rest of the world fits in with this is unclear. This is one of the least popular theories.
3. The Middle East Theory
The Bible is predominantly centred around the Middle East with everything revolving around Israel and Jerusalem. Could the prophecy stated in Revelation actually be referring to Ten Kings that are the rulers of neighbouring countries based around Israel and forming countries to the North and the South of Israel bringing life to the King of the North and King of the South Prophecies? The two major powers that existed to the south and north of Jerusalem after the death of Alexander the Great were Egypt to the south (with its kings referred to as Ptolemy) and Syria to the north (with its kings referred to as Seleucus or Antiochus). An interesting headline occurred around September 2014 that gives some serious weight to this argument.
September 11 2014 News
Ten Arab nations have announced they are to join a US-led coalition against Isis (known as Islamic State) militants. The nations include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. That´s 10 nations!
4. The Ten Super States Theory
The re-organisation of the nations of the world into 10 Super Nations. This is the theory that I subscribe to, it´s a futuristic view based on our modern times and something we are seeing forming as we speak. The world would be divided into 10 Super Nations. These would be ruled over by Ten Kings (male or female) that would form the precursor to the New World Order and One World Government. These 10 World Regions would be led by Regional Leaders similar to the World Leaders we have now. They could be the same people? These will be of one mind, will be responsible for ensuring the roll out of the 2030 Agenda. They will rule for a short time and will pave the way for The Beast (Anti Christ) and show allegiance to him and have very similar qualities as a result. These Super Nations or States would be called Unions and could be something like as listed below which takes into account the recent BREXIT.
North American Union led probably by the US possibly Obama or New incumbent
European Union led probably by Germany possibly Merkel
South American Union led possibly by Brazil possibly new President Michel Temer
African Union led possibly by South Africa possibly Jacob Zuma
Great Britian, Australia and New Zealand led by GB possibly May
India possibly Pranab Mukherjee
China possibly Xi Jinping
Japan possibly Shinzō Abe
Russia possibly Putin
Islamic Empire (Middle East) led by possibly Turkey or Saudi Arabia (Mecca) possibly Erdoğan or King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
All of the above are just theories of who the Ten Kings could possibly be.
All the above are merely theories loosely based on what is stated in Daniel and Revelation. Again this produces a very similar situation to a previous article on “Where is Mystery Babylon” which is another key factor in Revelation Prophecy.
To summarise employing a literal interpretation of the prophecies leads to the concept that there is a coming future ten-nation confederacy within the bounds of the ancient Roman Empire. Some are saying it is the Revival of Ten former Empires that fell in the past, some say for the prophecy to be truly Biblical these ten kings and nations need to revolve around Israel especially Jerusalem. Others subscribe to a futuristic view where a global stage is divided into 10 regions as a precursor to the One World Government, that would have the Anti Christ as it´s head. This is where I strongly believe we are heading. Some suggest the 10 nations may represent worldwide trading blocs of nations, or the UN, or NATO amongst others, or could be based on the G7 plus BRICS nations minus 1. Either way the scripture is undeniable in saying that their are 10 Kings and most importantly these are of “one mind”
This 10 Super States/Regions approach makes a lot of sense. Unifying all separate countries into a One World Government with no intermediate phase would be problematic and meet with resistance. By creating 10 Super States, this would smooth the way and act as an interim period which as Revelation states would last for a short period of time.
The Pre New World Order organization of the G7 many say could be the fulfillment of the seven heads portion of the prophecy, while the reorganization of the nations of the world into 10 Super Nations would fulfill the ten horns portion of the prophecy! It remains to be seen whether any of these materialise, but the way the world is heading, one of these will emerge as the true Biblical Prophecy hinted at in the Book of Revelation and Daniel. All we can do as always, is watch for the signs, and this insight could prove helpful in knowing in what signs to look for.