Oh my goodness, Jehovah has given me the ability to understand it! The 8th king is already here! I've been wrong all along about it still being future, and so has everyone I know! Let me explain; The seven mountains are the seven kings. Some start with Babel, others with Assyria, but then Egypt, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, then Rome is the one alive in Johns day; Rev 17:9,10 9 â€œThis calls for a mind that has wisdom: The seven heads mean seven mountains, where the woman sits on top. And there are seven kings: Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet arrived; but when he does arrive, he must remain a short while." Now, the seventh king is the next element in that of the clay/iron mix of Dan 2, it is as well the small horn & fierce beast in Dan 7, and as well the second two horned beast in Rev 13. Now, the clay mixed with iron in 325 when the Catholic church joined with Rome and became the Holy Roman empire. It should also be noted that 325CE was approximately 2520 years since Jehovah confused the language at the tower of Babel. Now this 7th king was only to last a short while, look here; Rev 17:10 "And there are seven kings: Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet arrived; but when he does arrive, he must remain a short while." So, we see in general the Roman empire lasted only a couple hundred more years to about 530CE, when it was relatively no more. Now, since we know the Chapters of Dan 2, 7 and Rev 13 are mirrors of each other then we have to understand it is the 7th head that is healed in the first beast of Rev 13 because Rome and the small horn exist in the time of the end. (Dan 2, 7) Dan 7 shows a healing or second condition of each of the three entities. Such as the lions wings are plucked out (Not as strong or quick as it was), and the heart of a man is given it, depicting the moment of the healing from the tree fall of Dan 4. Remember in that prophecy the tree is given the heart of a beast and crawls on all fours. Therefore we see the lion in Dan 7 as the healing state back to a man on two feet, and this is no doubt when Rome adopted the Catholic church in 325CE as it's state religion bringing back to life the ideas of the Tower of Babel in that of a one world religion and government 2520 years after the languages were confused. The "heart of a man", "standing as a man" the "clay of the tower" are all keys to understanding how the iron is mixed with people of the "clay", men made from clay collected by the Catholic church from all around the world, and it is these in the feet and toes of the image in Dan 2! The strong iron Rome, and the fragile Vatican city/Holy See nation! Next the bear with it's ribs depicting it's past conquests of Babylon, Lydia and Egypt. Then look at the leopard, it's four heads are those of the four generals that took over after Alexander the great died. Then of course that brings us to the small horn of Dan 8, that is depicting Rome coming to be from one of those four generals of the left over kingdoms of Greece. Then that leads us to the fourth beast of Dan 7 that is Rome as well. Following this example then the beasts in Rev 13 are a new moment in these entities lives. They are of course the same entities, but at a different time period. Therefore the healing of one of the heads of the first beast must be the healing of the seventh head after the fall of the Roman empire, and when did this occur? The Lateran Treaty between Italy and the Catholic church was signed in 1929, and this is the healing of the Holy Roman empire, the 7th king!!! Now look; Now Rev 17:11 "And the wild beast that was but is not, it is also an eighth king, but it springs from the seven, and it goes off into destruction." Since the seventh king came about in the year 325, and that 7th king fell away when Rome was no more, then that means the healing was when the Holy Roman empire once again came to be with that Lateran Treaty, and since it was the 7th king it also became the 8th just simply by being reborn! That's how it can be both the 7th and the 8th because it is the 7th reborn! We know from Dan 2 that Rome exists all the way down until Christs kingdom destroys it, albeit after mixing with clay. And as well we know from Dan 7 Rome survives until the end with the small horn, and in Rev 13 we have the conglomeration first beast, then the second beast is the iron/clay, fierce beast/small horn, Holy Roman empire just depicted separately, just as it is in Dan 2 and 7! The clay in in the feet and toes of Dan 2 is the reborn Gold of the head, and the small horn in Dan 7 is the reborn lion, and one of the horns on the second beast in Rev 13 is simply the reborn lion of the first beast! This is why there is a 2000 year gap in Dan 11! Because it took that long before the kotn finally came back around! That gap is in between Dan 11:24 and 25... So then, after the collapse of the western economy this 8th king will be victorious over the king of the south deep in the time of the end, well after the constant feature is removed as we read in Dan 11:40; Dan 11:40 â€œIn the time of the end the king of the south will engage with him in a pushing, and against him the king of the north will storm with chariots and horsemen and many ships; and he will enter into the lands and sweep through like a flood." Then at that time it's simply that the 8th king will become the world dominant entity over the king of the south (Egypt/Anglo-America). Jehovah's word is beautiful in its complexity and accuracy!!!