2 Esdras 11:1, 3

The Eagle's: 12 Feathers, Three Heads and Contrary Feathers

2 Esdras 11:1: “Then saw I” [Esdras] “a dream, and, behold, there came up from the sea an eagle,” [The Fourth Kingdom/Roman Empire] “which had twelve feathered wings,” [The beginning of the Fourth Kingdom/Roman Empire, the twelve feathered wings represents the Twelve (12) Caesars] “and three heads.”  The last days of the Fourth Kingdom/Roman Empire.

2 Esdras 11:3: “And I” [Esdras] “beheld, and out of her” [The eagle’s] “feathers” [The twelve feathered wings/twelve Caesars] “there grew other contrary feathers;” [Other leaders/kings/rulers] “and they became little feathers and small.” Shall not rule as long as the twelve feathers/Caesars.

Time Period: The First Seal (Rulership Of The Three Heads)

2 Esdras 12:21-28

2 Esdras 12:21: “...four" [The third, fourth, fifth, and sixth Contrary Feathers (The first four heads of the beast)] "shall be kept until their" [The eagle's] "end begin to approach:” [The Signs of Christ's Coming] “but two” [The seventh and eighth Contrary Feathers (The Beast whose deadly wound was healed, and the False Prophet] “shall be kept unto the end.”

2 Esdras 12:22: “And whereas thou sawest three heads resting," [The fifth, sixth and seventh heads of the beast in Revelation 13:1] "this is the interpretation:”

2 Esdras 12:23: “In his” [The Eagle/Fourth Kingdom’s] “last days” [The latter end of the Eagle’s dominion] “shall the most High raise up three kingdoms, and renew many things therein, and they” [The three heads/kings; which are the fifth, sixth and seventh heads of the beast] “shall have the dominion” [Ruler ship] “of the earth,”

2 Esdras 12:24: “And of those that dwell therein, with much oppression, above all those” [Kings/rulers of the eagle/Fourth Kingdom] “that were before them:” [The three heads] “therefore are they called the heads of the eagle.”

2 Esdras 12:25: “For these are they” [The three heads of the Eagle] “that shall accomplish his” [The eagle’s] “wickedness, and that shall finish his” [The eagle’s] “last end.”

2 Esdras 12:26: “And whereas thou sawest" [In the dream] "that the great head” [The head/king in the middle (The fifth head of the beast)] “appeared no more, it signifieth that one of them” [The great head/king in the middle (The fifth head of the beast)] “shall die upon his bed, and yet with pain.”

Time Period: The Second Seal

2 Esdras 12:27: “For the two [Heads (The sixth and seventh heads of the beast)] “that remain shall be slain with the sword.”

2 Esdras 12:28: “For the sword of the one [The head on the right (The seventh head of the beast)] “shall devour” [Kill] “the other:...” [The head on the left (The sixth head of the beast)]