From 1974 and until he passed away in June of 2005, Frank Caw devoted a considerable amount of time to research and study in Bible prophecy and related philosophical and theological issues. This website is dedicated by his family to his memory and work and is as he presented it at the time of his death. The family of Frank Caw, Jr. would like to thank Tim McHyde of EscapeAllTheseThings.com for hosting his website.
While always insisting on a plain, literal and sensible approach to scriptural exegesis,
he has pieced together many new scriptural insights on a number of extraordinary
prophetic developments that are poised to be fulfilled in our immediate
Thus, it is safe to say that things are not going to happen the way many people think
they will happen.
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preordained will happen, and how you can survive the incredible scenario of prophetic
events about to unfold!
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1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
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.
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.
17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. (KJV)
Sometimes prophecy students and commentators will try to associate popular or well-known secular emblems with the prophetic symbols in the scriptural passages they are reading. For example, if a symbolic eagle is encountered in prophetic scriptures, then they will interpret the eagle as a representation of the United States even though other modern countries also use a representation of an eagle as their national emblem. Likewise when a symbolic bear is encountered in a scripture, it is interpreted as a representation of the “Russian bear.” However, it is always best to allow the Bible itself to interpret the meaning of the symbols it uses. If the immediate scriptural context does not provide the information needed for ascertaining the correct meaning of a symbol, then scriptural passages elsewhere will. Thus, when we try, for example, to decipher the meaning of the symbolism associated with the beast in Revelation 13, we find that the prophecies in Daniel give us much information that is essential to our understanding of the symbolism portrayed in Revelation 13.
Accordingly, in the biblical passage above, verse 15 stipulates that “water” in this scripture symbolizes the masses of humanity. Therefore, common-sense logic dictates that both the “beast” and the evil “woman” dominate humanity because they are pictured as standing or sitting dominantly on the symbolic “water” which represents humanity. Likewise, there are scriptural clues which help us to identify the “beast” in the above biblical passage. Please note verse 8, which reads as follows: “The beast that... shall ascend out of the bottomless pit and go into perdition.” Obviously there is ONLY one such individual mentioned in the Bible who meets every one of these scriptural requirements, and that personage is none other than Satan:
Revelation 20:1-3, 7, 10
1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (KJV)
Therefore, Satan is the only personage portrayed in the Bible who goes into perdition after ascending out of the bottomless pit (immediately after the Millennial Reign of Christ Jesus is over). Although II Thessalonians 2:3, in reference to the Antichrist, uses the expression, “the son of perdition” (i.e., the son of Satan, or the son of destruction), the Antichrist is never called the “man of perdition,” nor does he ever “ascend out of the bottomless pit and go into perdition.” Instead, the Antichrist literally is killed during the Battle of Armageddon, then immediately resurrected as part of the Second Resurrection and thrown into the eternal Lake of Fire.
Verse 9 continues: “The seven heads are seven mountains.” It is only logical to surmise that the heads of the beast are symbolic just as the beast itself is symbolic. Thus, “mountain” in Bible prophecy usually represents a kingdom or an empire:
44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. (KJV)
12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest. (KJV)
1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. (KJV)
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. (KJV)
29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod. (KJV)
3 Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain. (KJV)
Therefore, these mountains of the beast represent the seven biblical world empires which Satan uses to oppress Israel at one time or another throughout its history. This is further verified by John, himself, who said that the seven mountains or heads represent “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.” (Rev. 17:10). Similarly, in Revelation 17:8, a parallel description puts it this way: “The beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” Obviously those scriptural statements correlate perfectly with the recorded history of the seven biblical world empires! At the time John wrote Revelation, five of the seven world empires (i.e., Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, and Greece) were history, thereby matching the phrase: “Five are fallen.” Rome was the existent empire at the time of John’s prophetic Revelation, hence the phrase: “And one is.” Likewise, the empire of the Antichrist was a future development then, even as it remains so now as these words are being written, thereby matching the scriptural phrase which reads as follows: “The other is not yet come, and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.”
Note verse 11: John states “the beast... is the eighth (empire), and is OF the seven (world empires).” The meaning here is two-fold. First, Satan only INDIRECTLY controls the seven biblical world empires that exist at various times throughout history BEFORE the Rapture occurs. But AFTER the Rapture, when the Antichrist is “incarnated” by Satan, Satan will DIRECTLY control an eighth world empire which will actually be a continuation of the seventh empire, i.e., the pre-Rapture empire of the Antichrist. Second, please note also that the beast in Revelation 17 must represent a personage who is alive during the time of all seven world empires, identified above, because the seven heads are an integral part of the symbolic beast! Therefore, the symbolic beast portrayed in Revelation 17 represents Satan, and the seven heads of the beast represent the seven biblical world empires which Satan INDIRECTLY controls before the pre-tribulation Rapture occurs!
However, in Revelation 13, the seven-headed leopard beast symbolizes the Antichrist, but the seven heads imply that it also represents empowerment by Satan, and then later, even the actual presence of Satan within the Antichrist. Moreover, only the ten horns on the seventh (empire) head of the leopard-like beast are crowned, thus indicating a personage, namely Antichrist, who will control the seventh biblical world empire, but not the other six empires because they are history. Likewise, in Revelation 13, Satan is always referred to as the “dragon” whenever it becomes necessary to distinguish between him and the man, Antichrist. Furthermore, the leopard-like beast in Revelation 13 is a man because personal attributes and accomplishments of the Antichrist are ascribed to the symbolic beast throughout the chapter. Therefore, since it is evident that the symbolism of both the Antichrist and Satan are associated with the seven-headed, leopard-like beast, we must conclude that two separate personalities simultaneously occupy the same human body (from the time of the Rapture until Armageddon).
This concept of duality also explains why only the seventh symbolic head (i.e., the Antichrist) is “wounded to death”; the other six heads of the symbolic beast are history. As further confirmation, a dual personality operating within one human body is even implied by several other biblical scriptures! In each case, actions and/or attributes of BOTH Satan and the Antichrist are ascribed to the same visible personage:
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. (KJV)
The scriptural context indicates it will be the Antichrist who will wage war against the Two Witnesses after he invades Israel. Yet, this passage identifies the beast, representing the personage of Antichrist, as one who will “ascend out of the bottomless pit,” an obvious reference to Satan. (Rev. 20:1-10). Thus, both the Antichrist and Satan are closely identified with the symbolic beast, thereby indicating they both inhabit the physical body of the Antichrist.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. (KJV)
Previously we proved this beast to be Satan (e.g., “goeth into perdition”), but the scriptural context clearly indicates it is also the Antichrist:
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. (KJV)
Likewise, another scriptural example illustrating the same theme:
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. (KJV)
Previously we proved that the scriptural passage above is a reference to Satan. Yet, the next several verses allude to both Satan and Antichrist (e.g., “bring thee to ashes in the sight of all them that behold thee,” and “all they that know thee among the people,” etc.):
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. (KJV)
Likewise, yet again, for the following scriptural passage. First, Satan is pictured exclusively:
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. (KJV)
Then, both Satan and the Antichrist are associated with the same visible personage, in the next several verses, when people in Hell see him (i.e., the Antichrist) and say: “Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms”:
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned. (KJV)
“The ten horns... are ten kings... They have one mind... shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” (Rev. 17:12-13, 17). This biblical prediction is confirmed in Revelation 13:1 which shows the ten horns (i.e., the modern-day “Roman” countries) wearing individual crowns of power and authority even though they will be a part of the Antichrist’s empire. Likewise, the leopard beast in Revelation 13 represents the Antichrist (and Satan), and the seventh head of the leopard beast represents the new world empire of Antichrist. Furthermore, Revelation 13 states that the Antichrist beast is leopard-like in its appearance, with the mouth of a lion, and the feet of a bear, and ten horns on its head. So, obviously the symbolism in that passage correlates with the prophetic symbolism portrayed in Daniel’s second vision. Thus, we must conclude that the modern-day countries within the geographical areas of the ancient Babylonian, Persian, Grecian and Roman empires will form the nucleus of the Antichrist’s new world empire. But, since the symbolic ten horns are also crowned individually, this signifies that these “Roman” countries will retain their identities and a significant amount of political sovereignty precisely as Daniel predicted they would. However, the collective set of crowns on all ten of the horns also indicates that these countries will be united when they voluntarily swear allegiance to the Antichrist BEFORE the Rapture.
Moreover, Revelation 17 predicts that the beast (i.e., Satan within the Antichrist) and the ten horns will receive power simultaneously (BEFORE the Rapture), and that they will retain this power for only a short period of time. That is why it is so significant that there have been very determined efforts, recently, to unify Europe even though the geographical boundary lines for the ten toes and the European Union currently do not coincide with each other. However, many more countries are scheduled to join the European Union as members by May 1, 2004, and when that happens, the European Union will encompass virtually all of the modern-day countries within the geographical territory of the ancient Roman Empire. Then at that point, all of the “Roman” countries will be united, organizationally, and ready to become a part of the Antichrist’s empire sometime BEFORE the pre-tribulation Rapture occurs. That prophetic event will take place when these countries “receive power as kings one hour with the beast (i.e., Satan within the Antichrist),” after which the ten horns will then give that power to the beast.
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