Revelation Study: Leviathan

An armored, scarlet-colored, fire-breathing, seven-headed sea monster with ten horns and full of blasphemous names that leaves behind a shiny wake. This beast was created on the fifth “yom” and resides in a watery abyss. Leviathan will kill the two witnesses of Enoch and Elijah at the conclusion of their 42-month testimony in Jerusalem, then Yahoah will slay her with His sword. Leviathan’s skin will be used for sukkah and her flesh served at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

What is the seven-headed beast of the sea in Revelation? It is none other than Leviathan, the sea monster of the abyss — likely the Calypso Deep. Most believe this is a figment of one’s imagination — a complete fantasy, but Leviathan is a very REAL beast created specifically on the fifth “yom” of Creation to fulfill End-Time prophesy. This is exactly why “New Testament-only churches” need to study the Old Testament (OT). Leviathan is mentioned by name in Job, Psalms, and Isaiah with the most vivid description in Job 41:

Job 41:1 “Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook?
Or press down his tongue with a cord?
2 Can you put a rope in his nose
Or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 Will he make many supplications to you,
Or will he speak to you soft words?
4 Will he make a covenant with you?
Will you take him for a servant forever?
5 Will you play with him as with a bird,
Or will you bind him for your maidens?
6 Will the traders bargain over him?
Will they divide him among the merchants?
7 Can you fill his skin with harpoons,
Or his head with fishing spears?

8 Lay your hand on him;
Remember the battle; you will not do it again!

9 Behold, your expectation is false;
Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?
10 No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him;
Who then is he that can stand before Me?
11 Who has given to Me that I should repay him?
Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.
12 I will not keep silence concerning his limbs,
Or his mighty strength, or his orderly frame.
13 Who can strip off his outer armor?
Who can come within his double mail?

14 Who can open the doors of his face?
Around his teeth there is terror.

15 His strong scales are his pride,
Shut up as with a tight seal.

16 One is so near to another
That no air can come between them.

17 They are joined one to another;
They clasp each other and cannot be separated.

18 His sneezes flash forth light,
And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.

19 Out of his mouth go burning torches;
Sparks of fire leap forth.

20 Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth
As from a boiling pot and burning rushes.

21 His breath kindles coals,
And a flame goes forth from his mouth.

22 In his neck lodges strength,
And dismay leaps before him.
23 The folds of his flesh are joined together,
Firm on him and immovable.

24 His heart is as hard as a stone,
Even as hard as a lower millstone.

25 When he raises himself up, the mighty fear;
Because of the crashing they are bewildered.

26 The sword that reaches him cannot avail,
Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin.

27 He regards iron as straw,
Bronze as rotten wood.

28 The arrow cannot make him flee;
Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.

29 Clubs are regarded as stubble;
He laughs at the rattling of the javelin.

30 His underparts are like sharp potsherds;
He spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mire.
31 He makes the depths boil like a pot;
He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.

32 Behind him he makes a wake to shine;
One would think the deep to be gray-haired.
33 Nothing on earth is like him,
One made without fear.

34 He looks on everything that is high;
He is king over all the sons of pride.” (NASB 1995)

In footnote b for Job 41:1, Leviathan is identified as a crocodile; all others refer it it as a sea monster. Psalm 74:14 states that Leviathan has multiple heads, so a crocodile can certainly be ruled out. Isaiah 27:1 identifies it as a twisted serpent or dragon who lives in the sea. Leviathan and other sea monsters (Heb. tanninim) were created on the fifth day (Genesis 1:21).

Revelation 17:1-13 — concentrating on v3 — states that the beast that rises out of the sea has SEVEN heads. Many will state that this is figurative only due to vv9-13, but it is both literal and figurative. The literal beast that will arise from its watery abyss and align with the forces of darkness is Leviathan. Isn’t it interesting that mythology borrowed from reality in the form of the Lernaean Hydra? It even has regenerative properties when a head is fatally wounded.

Note in Isaiah 27:1 that Yahoah will kill the “twisted serpent” and “dragon who lives in the sea” with His fierce, great, mighty sword. How did Heracles/Hercules kill the multi-headed Hydra? With his sword and fire! In Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian mythology, Ninurta slayed the seven-headed serpent. The only difference is that the Biblical account has been prophesied and has not yet occurred. Did the Biblical authors borrow from mythology or vice versa? Just like the Biblical Flood, mythology had a basis in reality. Some of us may actually witness this FIRST HAND towards the end of the Great Tribulation!

The following passage is certainly referencing Leviathan: she “was” at Creation, no one has seen her since so currently she “is not,” and she certainly “will come” in the End Times:

Revelation 17:8 “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come. (NASB 1995)

But, before her destruction, she will kill the two witnesses of Enoch and Elijah; even the Jewry knows to expect the latter before the conquering Messiah comes (Malachi 4:5)! More information on the allusion of Jerusalem’s being Mystery Babylon may be found here. Recall that numerous cities were allegedly built on seven hills, but few realize that Jerusalem is among them. As is discussed in my Mystery Babylon article, the modern Jewry follows a Babylonian calendar, places more faith in the Talmud Bavli than the TaNaKh (OT), and recites “Adonai” for the Tetragrammaton invoking the Greek Adonis (who is the assimilation of the Babylonian Tammuz). That is why Jerusalem is referenced as Mystery Babylon — not to mention the divination and sorcery performed by “learned” Kabbalists; see Revelation 18:21-24 concentrating on v23.

While on the subject of divination and sorcery, the Sigil of Baphomet spells out Leviathan (Heb. lamed-vav-yod-tav-nun) counter-clockwise starting from the bottom on their pentagram.  THIS IS THE MARK OF THE BEAST – THE SIGIL OF BAPHOMET!  Even Satan‘s minions understand what is to come more than most “Christians.” Within the context of Judgment Day on a future Yom Kippur, it makes perfect sense that Satanists would select a Sabbatic Goat within an inverted pentagram in light of Matthew 25:31-46 concentrating on vv32-34, 41 and 46.

Jewish eschatology expects that Leviathan will be slain and that her skin will be used as a covering for a sukkah (=booth or tabernacle). The most pertinent quote from that article is as follows:

“In the Talmud Baba Bathra 75a it is told that the Leviathan will be slain and its flesh served as a feast to the righteous in [the] Time to Come, and its skin used to cover the tent where the banquet will take place. The festival of Sukkot (Festival of Booths) therefore concludes with a prayer recited upon leaving the sukkah (booth): ‘May it be your will, Lord[/Adonai] our God and God of our forefathers, that just as I have fulfilled and dwelt in this sukkah, so may I merit in the coming year to dwell in the sukkah of the skin of Leviathan. Next year in Jerusalem.'”

Folks, this great banquet on Sukkot is none other than the Marriage Supper of the Lamb between Christ and New Jerusalem described in Revelation!

To recap: A beast/sea monster created on the fifth yom* will kill Enoch and Elijah, the two witnesses, at the conclusion of their testimony, then she will be slain by Christ Himself. “NT-only churches” cannot completely understand Biblical prophecies without understanding the OT. Who is currently taught this in their church or synagogue and why not?

*As is discussed in this article, a Biblical “yom” is slightly longer than a SI day4 minutes 58.2129230769 seconds to be exact — with the basis being a sidereal year. This can be proven at the equinoxes.

Be sure to read the companion articles in the Revelation Study series:

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