Rev. 17:09 … And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
This verse is describing is the great evil city where the woman sits. It is describing the physical location of the future city known symbolically as ‘Babylon’. It describes the city as a woman because she is a whore that deceives men away from the true gospel of Jesus Christ. She is not a sexual whore, but a spiritual whore. Everything in this city will be accepted, except the true gospel of Jesus Christ.
Literally, within the past year, Mohammed Bin Salman announced a great sweeping ‘vision 2030’ plan for the country of Saudi Arabia. In this visionary plan, he plans on building a great, high tech ‘Babylon’ known as NEOM… the “city of the future.” True enough, the area in Saudi Arabia where NEOM (Babylon) is currently under construction sits directly on seven (7) mountains. The TALLEST of which is Mt.Sinai (Jabal al-Lawz). Yes… this is THE Mt. Sinai of Moses’ time and the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. Coincidence? No.
Rev. 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.
This verse describes the seven kings leading up the eighth king. This verse also indicates that the seventh (7th) king will be king only for a very short time (short space). This seventh king, King Salman, is in his 80’s and is reportedly suffering from dementia. He has to read pre-written scripts and announcements and can’t deviate from the script.
Rev. 17:11 … And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
This verse is extremely specific. Keep in mind that John the Apostle was being given a prophetic vision. He was being showed the beast in real time of the future, however, this beast did not exist at the time of John’s vision. The English wording is a little difficult, but it basically says that John saw a future beast that did not exist yet in his day. The vision was of something future, in the end days. This verse is also very explicit because it is describing the ‘beast’ or the ‘antichrist.’ The verses leading up to … and after this verse ALL pertain to the rise of the beast or the antichrist. ALL these verses describe his rise to power. This verse is very specific because it indicates that he is the 8th King in a line of kings and that there are seven (7) kings that came directly before him. This verse is specific because it indicates that he is genetically of the line of the seven kings. He is from the lineage … he is of the seven. Lastly, God’s word in the book of Revelation (last book in the Bible) indicates that beast will be sent to udder destruction (perdition). This is also known as the lake of fire and brimstone, the 2nd’ death.