What do the seven heads symbolize? (Revelation 13:1)


And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

Revelation 13:1 - King James



⚪ Seven kingdoms (Spain, Portugal, etc...)

Rev. 13 [...]
Having TEN HORNS AND seven heads [and ten horns]. - [...]
And upon his heads.The seven kingdoms that still survive: Spain, Portugal, France, England, Germany, Austria, Greece, and their past and present dependencies.

Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 194 + Cover


⚫ Refers to the invisible parts of Satan's organization

"The beast" John saw in vision had seven heads. [...] The head is the one that directs the course of action taken by the body. "Seven" is a symbolic number representing completeness. Satan is the head of his organization, and the symbol "seven" therefore stands for the entire organization, and particularly refers to the invisible parts of Satan's organization.

Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, Vol 2, page 263, page 264 + Cover