Ten Kings in Revelation found in Psalm 83?

Could these be the ten Kings in Revelation?

Psalm 83:5-8 NIV
5 With one mind they plot together;
they form an alliance against you—
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
of Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Byblos, Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
8 Even Assyria has joined them
to reinforce Lot’s descendants.

If you count them, there are ten… “with one mind” also mirrors Revelation.

Rev 17:12-13 NIV
12″The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. 13″These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.”

Edom – Jordan
Ishmaelites – Lived in Shur, capital city Midian, now Al-Bad, Saudi Arabia
Moab – Jordan
Hagrites – Syria, Jordan
Byblos – Lebanon
Ammon – Jordan
Amalek – Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, Palestine
Philistia – Palestine, Israel
Tyre – Lebanon
Assyria – Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon

These countries above are guesses, and still need to be vetted with thorough research.

Soul of God

Understanding who God is is very important to do, especially if we are to understand who we are and what Christ did on the cross. Atonement for sin, the gifts of the Spirit, when we are born again, what happens to our soul at death, and other important doctrines cannot possibly be understood until we understand more about God.

It is very clear that all three components of God were there:
1. The Father
2. The Word
3. The Spirit

Most Christians agree on this premise. But what most people don’t understand is that God has a soul, spirit, and body just like we do. Of course one could immediately shout, “blasphemy!” or call me a “cult leader” for saying God himself has a soul. But I am certain after you read this, you will see that it is very clear God has all three, and that they are all three very distinct from one another just like the Father, the Word, and the Spirit are.

So how can these things be? Well, we know that the Word became flesh (John 1:14). I am assuming for brevity, that most Christians agree that the Word became flesh. We also know that the Holy Spirit is the spirit (multitudes of verses). This is a no brainer.

Now comes the lesser understood doctrine of the soul of God. What is the soul of God? Well, we know that God has a soul (nephesh) as can be observed in the below three verses of several. In the below three verses, God speaks and says:

Leviticus 26:11
“And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul (nephesh) shall not abhor you.”

Leviticus 26:30
“And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul (nephesh) shall abhor you.”

Zechariah 8:11
“Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul (nephesh) loathed them, and their soul (nephesh) also abhorred me.”

Now one could say these are prophecies or promises about the future, and this soul is talking about Christ, who will become a living being (after this promise). That would be a logical argument, but there is more. In the below verse, we see all three parts of God in the same prophecy about Christ. In this prophecy, it is clear that the Soul of God is not the Son, but it is the Father Himself.

Isaiah 42:1
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul (nephesh) delights; I have put my Spirit upon Him: He shall bring forth judgment to the gentiles.

In the above verse, there are three different components mentioned. First we have Christ (my servant, who was upheld, my elect, delights the soul of God, and will judge the gentiles). Then we have the Spirit which is called by name (my Spirit). And then we have the Soul of God, which is from the one doing the talking. All three parts of this prophecy talk about 3 separate parts of God interacting with each other.

When was this prophecy fulfilled? At the baptism of Christ. Please see below:

Luke 3:21-22
“When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.’”

Notice that the Father was talking from heaven saying “with you I am well pleased.” This is a fulfillment of the Isaiah prophecy that says “in whom my soul delights”. The Soul cannot possibly be Christ, because Christ was on earth, and the voice from Heaven was speaking about Christ in the third person. The Spirit descended like a dove and Jesus was the one receiving the Spirit. This fulfills the Isaiah prophecy and makes abundantly clear who the three parts of God are:

1. The Father – The Soul
2. The Word – The Body (Christ, in the flesh)
3. The Spirit – The Holy Spirit

Justin Martyr also elaborates about this..

Justin Martyr
Again in Isaiah, if you have ears to hear it, God, speaking of Christ in parable, calls Him Jacob and Israel. He speaks thus: “Jacob is my servant, I will uphold Him; Israel is my elect, I will put my Spirit upon Him, and He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles”

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26 Millennial Kingdom Version

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.

Ignatius – The Epistle of Ignatius to the Antiochians Chapter II

The True Doctrine Respecting God and Christ

For Moses, the faithful servant of God, when he said, “The Lord thy God is one Lord,” and thus proclaimed that there was only one God, did yet forthwith confess also our Lord when he said, “The Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah fire and brimstone from the Lord.” And again, “And God said, Let Us make man after our image: and so God made man, after the image of God made He him.” And further “In the image of God made He man.” And that [the Son of God] was to be made man [Moses shows when] he says, “A prophet shall the Lord raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me.”

Justin Martyr – Justin on the Resurrection Chapter VII

The Body Valuable in God’s Sight

But following our order, we must now speak with respect to those who think meanly of the flesh, and say that it is not worthy of the resurrection nor of the heavenly economy, because, first its substance is earth; and besides, because it is full of all wickedness, so that it forces the soul to sin along with it. But these persons seem to be ignorant of the whole work of God, both of the genesis and formation of man at the first, and why the things in the world were made. For does not the word say, “Let Us make man in our image, and after our likeness?” What kind of man? Manifestly He means fleshly man. For the word says, “And God took dust of the earth, and made man.” It is evident, therefore, that man made i the image of God was of flesh. Is it not, then, absurd to say, that the flesh made by God in His own image is contemptible, and worth nothing?

Justin Martyr – Dialogue with Trypho Chapter LXII

The Words “Let Us Make Man” Agree with the Testimony of Proverbs

 “And the same sentiment was expressed, my friends, by the word of God [written] by Moses, when it indicated to us, with regard to Him whom it has pointed out, that God speaks in the creation of man with the very same design, in the following words: ‘Let Us make man after our image and likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creeping things that creep on the earth. And God created man: after the image of God did He create him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and said, Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and have power over it.’ And that you may not change the [force of the] words just quoted, and repeat what your teachers assert,—either that God said to Himself, ‘Let Us make,’ just as we, when about to do something, oftentimes say to ourselves, ‘Let us make;’ or that God spoke to the elements, to wit, the earth and other similar substances of which we believe man was formed, ‘Let Us make,’—I shall quote again the words narrated by Moses himself, from which we can indisputably learn that [God] conversed with some one who was numerically distinct from Himself, and also a rational Being. These are the words: ‘And God said, Behold, Adam has become as one of us, to know good and evil.’ In saying, therefore, ‘as one of us,’ [Moses] has declared that [there is a certain] number of persons associated with one another, and that they are at least two. For I would not say that the dogma of that heresy which is said to be among you is true, or that the teachers of it can prove that [God] spoke to angels, or that the human frame was the workmanship of angels. But this Offspring, which was truly brought forth from the Father, was with the Father before all the creatures, and the Father communed with Him; even as the Scripture by Solomon has made clear, that He whom Solomon calls Wisdom, was begotten as a Beginning before all His creatures and as Offspring by God, who has also declared this same thing in the revelation made by Joshua the son of Nave (Nun). Listen, therefore, to the following from the book of Joshua, that what I say may become manifest to you; it is this: ‘And it came to pass, when Joshua was near Jericho, he lifted up his eyes, and sees a man standing over against him. And Joshua approached to Him, and said, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? And He said to him, I am Captain of the Lord’s host: now have I come. And Joshua fell on his face on the ground, and said to Him, Lord, what commandest Thou Thy servant? And the Lord’s Captain says to Joshua, Loose the shoes off thy feet; for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. And Jericho was shut up and fortified, and no one went out of it. And the Lord said to Joshua, Behold, I give into thine hand Jericho, and its king, [and] its mighty men.’ ”

Irenaeus – Against Heresies – Chapter XXIV 1

Doctrines of Saturninus and Basilides

Arising among these men, Saturninus (who was of that Antioch which is near Daphne) and Basilides laid hold of some favourable opportunities, and promulgated different systems of doctrine— the one in Syria, the other at Alexandria. Saturninus, like Menander, set forth one father unknown to all, who made angels, archangels, powers, and potentates. The world, again, and all things therein, were made by a certain company of seven angels. Man, too, was the workmanship of angels, a shining image bursting forth below from the presence of the supreme power; and when they could not, he says, keep hold of this, because it immediately darted upwards again, they exhorted each other, saying, Let us make man after our image and likeness. He was accordingly formed, yet was unable to stand erect, through the inability of the angels to convey to him that power, but wriggled [on the ground] like a worm. Then the power above taking pity upon him, since he was made after his likeness, sent forth a spark of life, which gave man an erect posture, compacted his joints, and made him live. He declares, therefore, that this spark of life, after the death of a man, returns to those things which are of the same nature with itself, and the rest of the body is decomposed into its original elements.

Irenaeus – Against Heresies Book I – Chapter XXX 6

Doctrines of the Ophites and Sethians

On this account, Ialdabaoth, becoming uplifted in spirit, boasted himself over all those things that were below him, and exclaimed, I am father, and God, and above me there is no one. But his mother, hearing him speak thus, cried out against him, Do not lie, Ialdabaoth: for the father of all, the first Anthropos (man), is above you; and so is Anthropos the son of Anthropos. Then, as all were disturbed by this new voice, and by the unexpected proclamation, and as they were inquiring whence the noise proceeded, in order to lead them away and attract them to himself, they affirm that Ialdabaoth exclaimed, Come, let us make man after our image. The six powers, on hearing this, and their mother furnishing them with the idea of a man (in order that by means of him she might empty them of their original power), jointly formed a man of immense size, both in regard to breadth and length. But as he could merely writhe along the ground, they carried him to their father; Sophia so labouring in this matter, that she might empty him (Ialdabaoth) of the light with which he had been sprinkled, so that he might no longer, though still powerful, be able to lift up himself against the powers above. They declare, then, that by breathing into man the spirit of life, he was secretly emptied of his power; that hence man became a possessor of nous (intelligence) and enthymesis (thought); and they affirm that these are the faculties which partake in salvation. He [they further assert] at once gave thanks to the first Anthropos (man), forsaking those who had created him.

Irenaeus – Against Heresies Book III – Chapter XXIII 2

Arguments in Opposition to Tatian, Showing that it was Consonant to Divine Justice and Mercy that the First Adam Should First Partake in That Salvation Offered to all by Christ

But this is Adam, if the truth should be told, the first formed man, of whom the Scripture says that the Lord spoke, Let Us make man after Our own image and likeness;  and we are all from him: and as we are from him, therefore have we all inherited his title. But inasmuch as man is saved, it is fitting that he who was created the original man should be saved. For it is too absurd to maintain, that he who was so deeply injured by the enemy, and was the first to suffer captivity, was not rescued by Him who conquered the enemy, but that his children were, — those whom he had begotten in the same captivity. Neither would the enemy appear to be as yet conquered, if the old spoils remained with him. To give an illustration: If a hostile force had overcome certain [enemies], had bound them, and led them away captive, and held them for a long time in servitude, so that they begot children among them; and somebody, compassionating those who had been made slaves, should overcome this same hostile force; he certainly would not act equitably, were he to liberate the children of those who had been led captive, from the sway of those who had enslaved their fathers, but should leave these latter, who had suffered the act of capture, subject to their enemies—those, too, on whose very account he had proceeded to this retaliation—the children succeeding to liberty through the avenging of their fathers’ cause, but not so that their fathers, who suffered the act of capture itself, should be left [in bondage]. For God is neither devoid of power nor of justice, who has afforded help to man, and restored him to His own liberty.

Irenaeus – Against Heresies Book IV – Preface 4

For as the serpent beguiled Eve, by promising her what he had not himself, so also do these men, by pretending [to possess] superior knowledge, and [to be acquainted with] ineffable mysteries; and, by promising that admittance which they speak of as taking place within the Pleroma, plunge those that believe them into death, rendering them apostates from Him who made them. And at that time, indeed, the apostate angel, having effected the disobedience of mankind by means of the serpent, imagined that he escaped the notice of the Lord; wherefore God assigned him the form and name [of a serpent]. But now, since the last times are [come upon us], evil is spread abroad among men, which not only renders them apostates, but by many machinations does [the devil] raise up blasphemers against the Creator, namely, by means of all the heretics already mentioned. For all these, although they issue forth from diverse regions, and promulgate different [opinions], do nevertheless concur in the same blasphemous design, wounding [men] unto death, by teaching blasphemy against God our Maker and Supporter, and derogating from the salvation of man. Now man is a mixed organization of soul and flesh, who was formed after the likeness of God, and moulded by His hands, that is, by the Son and Holy Spirit, to whom also He said, “Let Us make man.” This, then, is the aim of him who envies our life, to render men disbelievers in their own salvation, and blasphemous against God the Creator. For whatsoever all the heretics may have advanced with the utmost solemnity, they come to this at last, that they blaspheme the Creator, and disallow the salvation of God’s workmanship, which the flesh truly is; on behalf of which I have proved, in a variety of ways, that the Son of God accomplished the whole dispensation [of mercy], and have shown that there is none other called God by the Scriptures except the Father of all, and the Son, and those who possess the adoption.

Irenaeus – Against Heresies Book IV – Chapter XX 1

That one God Formed all Things in the World, By Means of the Word and the Holy Spirit: and that Although He is to us in this Life Invisible and Incomprehensible, Nevertheless He is not Unknown; inasmuch as His Works do Declare Him, and His Word has Shown that in many Modes He may be Seen and Known

As regards His greatness, therefore, it is not possible to know God, for it is impossible that the Father can be measured; but as regards His love (for this it is which leads us to God by His Word), when we obey Him, we do always learn that there is so great a God, and that it is He who by Himself has established, and selected, and adorned, and contains all things; and among the all things, both ourselves and this our world. We also then were made, along with those things which are contained by Him. And this is He of whom the Scripture says, And God formed man, taking clay of the earth, and breathed into his face the breath of life. It was not angels, therefore, who made us, nor who formed us, neither had angels power to make an image of God, nor any one else, except the Word of the Lord, nor any Power remotely distant from the Father of all things. For God did not stand in need of these [beings], in order to the accomplishing of what He had Himself determined with Himself beforehand should be done, as if He did not possess His own hands. For with Him were always present the Word and Wisdom, the Son and the Spirit, by whom and in whom, freely and spontaneously, He made all things, to whom also He speaks, saying, Let Us make man after Our image and likeness; He taking from Himself the substance of the creatures [formed], and the pattern of things made, and the type of all the adornments in the world.