11 The beast that was and is not, is himself an eighth king, yet he belongs to the seven and is going to destruction.
The Antichrist will follow the succession of these kings.
The phrase, “yet he belongs to the seven” could mean that he holds not only to their ideology but the beast will arise from Europe.
12 The 10 horns you saw are 10 kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they will receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.
The phrase, “The 10 horns you saw are 10 kings” The Antichrist will form something like the UN or maybe, it will be the UN, no one knows but he will form a 10 nation confederacy to help him rule the world. These 10 nations’ power will be short-lived as the phrase, “one hour” could refer to 1 year for the 10 kings alone or 3 1/2 with the Antichrist.
In the Book of Daniel chapter 7, it sheds more light in regards to the Antichrist and the 10 nations.
Daniel 7:20-21, 20 I also wanted to know about the 10 horns on its head and about the other horn that came up, before which three fell—the horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spoke arrogantly, and that was more visible than the others. 21 As I was watching, this horn waged war against the holy ones and was prevailing over them
The angel’s interpretation:
Daniel 7:24-25, 24 The 10 horns are 10 kings who will rise from this kingdom. Another, different from the previous ones, will rise after them and subdue three kings. 25 He will speak words against the Most High and oppress the holy ones of the Most High. He will intend to change religious festivals and laws, and the holy ones will be handed over to him for a time, times, and half a time.
The 10 nations will be aligned with the false church which is situated in Rome and after the 10 kings come to play, another king, the Antichrist will come forth and it seems that there will be an internal turmoil but the Antichrist will crush his opposition. The Antichrist with these nations will make war with the Christians. The false prophet with the help of the false church will work together to put the image of the Antichrist on the corner of the third Temple to be worshipped. That event will break the 7-year treaty with Israel.
13 These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
The 10 Nations role is to financially and militarily support the Antichrist for world domination.
14 These will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
After the beast has achieved world domination, his next agenda is to defeat Jesus Christ at His second coming because Jesus will come to rule the world that the beast is ruling at the moment but his attempt to stop the Lamb of God will prove to be futile.
15 He also said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute was seated, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages.
This false apostate church who is masquerading as a Christian church will have deceived countless of people from all walks of life (1 billion).