NKJV (Revelation 17: 12-14) 12 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
The ten horns (kings, who are part of the new world order – NWO) received authority for one hour with the wild beast (financial rulers). They give their power and authority to the wild beast. Then they fight together (as the NWO) against the King Jesus Christ.
This battle is fought by Jesus with his army to free his disciples, who – despite the pressure of an egocentric, greedy and from God alienated world – stay faithful and loyal to their King, who are persecuted because they don’t ‘worship’ the new world order and will not accept the mark of the beast under any circumstances.
NKJV (2 Timothy 3: 1-5) 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
NKJV (Revelation 20: 4) 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
NKJV (Revelation 19:19) 19 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.
Jesus and his Father are in such manner tuned to each other, so that Jesus could say:
NKJV (John 14: 9) 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
In Zechariah, God the Father declares, that who touches His people, touches His eyeball.
NKJV (Zechariah 2: 8) 8 For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.
Jesus thinks exactly the same way about his disciples, who are also God’s people.
Overview of the symbolic beasts and images in Revelation:
NKJV (Revelation 13: 1) 1…And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.
The seven world powers
NKJV (Revelation 12: 3) 3 … behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
Satan the Devil
NKJV (Revelation 13: 11) 11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.
The false prophet
NKJV (Revelation 13: 15) 15 …that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
The New World Order – The new worldwide money-system
NKJV (Revelation 17: 3) 3 … on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
The financial world power, the 8th kingdom
NKJV (Revelation 17: 4,5) 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
The idolatry in all its forms, mainly the mammon (wealth)
Salvation for Christians:
Christians should keep themselves separated from the disbelievers.
NKJV (2 Corinthians 6: 14) 14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
Christians must avoid every aspect of idolatry. They receive in Revelation the warning to get out of all idolatry.
NKJV (Revelation 18: 2,4) 2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!…4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
Concerning Babylon the Great, see:
4. Worship of the ‘image’ https://www.dojc.nl/?p=5231&lang=en
When the Son of man appears in a cloud, then the liberation comes for Christians.
NKJV (Luke 21:26-28) 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”