The Beast

Updated: Dec 26, 2019

Coming Christian Tyranny



"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ" ~ Mohandas K Ghandi 1869-1948


Revelation Chapter 13 - two beasts, one religion: professed christianity - the most powerful coalition in the world

MANY see Islamic extremism as the greatest threat to the Western world and religious liberty but Bible prophecy reveals a more sinister and dangerous foe in that the final 

religio-political oppressor, shocking as this will be to many, will be clothed in the garb of professed Christianity, symbolised by the two beasts of Revelation chapter 13: the 

Beast with seven heads & ten horns and the beast with two lamb-like horns. Progressively oppressive laws impacting on freedom of speech and religious liberty will gradually find their way into the governments of nations and the immovable rock of God's faithful will finally come up against the seemingly irresistible force of religious oppression and bigotry.


The prophecy has already predicted the outcome for these two beasts and for the people of God engaged in the final crisis when the laws of the land come in direct conflict with the law of God. The type was played out on the Plains of Dura in Daniel chapter 3. The antitype will see the culmination of thousands of years of disobedience and rebellion against the God of heaven in the passage of a religious law, the Mark of the Beast, and the deliverance of God's faithful people from the hands of the oppressor. As those who obey the Beast and his image will receive its Mark and be forever lost, it is important that we identify the Beast and his image so that we can identify and avoid the MARK. The prophecy in Revelation chapter 13 is 

written using symbols, which can only be correctly decoded by other Bible verses. The books of Daniel & Revelation are like a hand in glove and must be studied together in order to understand Bible prophecy. Revelation expands on what is in Daniel.


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.  

 13:2    And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.  

 13:3    And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.  

 13:4    And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who [is] like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?  

 13:5    And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months.  

 13:6    And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.  

 13:7    And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.  

 13:8    And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.  

 13:9    If any man have an ear, let him hear.  

13:10    He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.  

 13:11    And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.  

 13:12    And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.  

 13:13    And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,  

 13:14    And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.  

 13:15    And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.  

 13:16    And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:  

 13:17    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.  

 13:18    Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.  



2 Beasts, One World Order: ROME restored




Beast with 7 heads & 10 horns


1.  This beast rose up out of the sea

2.  It has seven heads and ten horns

3.  Upon his horns ten crowns

4.  Upon his heads the name of blasphemy.  

5.  It was like a leopard

6.  It's feet were as [the feet] of a bear

7.  It's mouth as the mouth of a lion:

8.  The dragon gave it its power, seat, and great authority.  

9.  One of it's heads was as it were wounded to death

10. The deadly wound was healed:

11. All the world wondered after the beast.

12. It has a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies. 13. Speaks blasphemy against God

14. Power was given unto him to continue forty two months.  

15. Beast makes war with the saints of God.

16. Power over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.  

17. All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him.

18. Beast killeth with the sword & itself receives a deadly wound.

19. The number of the beast's name is 666.



Beast with 2 lamb-like horns


1. This beast arises out of the earth

2. It has two horns like a lamb

3. This beast spake as a dragon.  

4. It exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him

5. This beast enforces all to worship the first beast

6. It doeth great wonders - maketh fire come down from heaven 

7. It deceiveth people by those miracles.

8. Says to all to make an image to the first beast with the wound.

9. This beast has power to give life unto the image of the beast.

10. The beast should both speak, and cause - legislate & enforce 

11. Cause those who do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 12. It  causeth all to receive mark of the beast.

13 It will cause only those with the mark, name of the beast, or number of his name to be able to buy or sell.  

14. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.  



7 Heads, 7 Beasts, 7 'kingdoms' of Bible Prophecy



The first beast of Revelation 13:1-10 is a composite beast made up of parts of the four beasts of Daniel 7. It has the mouth of a lion, the body of a leopard, the feet of a bear and the ten horns of the fourth beast. It is described as having seven heads and tens horns for a good reason. Each head on a body would suggest that there are seven different beasts in all (see Revelation 17 study - not posted yet) in the books of Daniel & Revelation representing seven different powers, nations, kingdoms.  This is exactly what we find.  There are four beasts in the book of Daniel - the lion, bear, leopard and the "terrible" fourth beast and three beasts in Revelation, the beast from the bottomless pit of Revelation 11, the first beast of Revelation 13:1-10 and the beast with lamb-like horns of Rev 13:11-18.



THE SEVEN BEASTS of DANIEL & REVELATION


DANIEL

1. Lion - Babylon

2. Bear - Medo-Persia

3. Leopard - Grecia

4. "Terrible Beast" - Rome

(Note: Beasts are symbolic of Kingdoms, power & nations. The Ram and He-goat of Daniel 8 represent the same powers as the Bear & Leopard)


REVELATION

5. Beast with seven heads & ten horns of Rev 13:1-10 - Papal Rome

6. Beast from the Bottomless Pit (Rev 11) - see study of Rev 11&17 

7. Beast with two lamb-like horns (Rev 13:11-18) - see study of Rev 13


The first beast of Revelation 13:1-10 with seven heads and ten horns is virtually a mirror of the red Dragon beast of Revelation 12 which also has seven heads and ten horns with ten crowns on those horns.  The dragon gives this first beast its power, seat and great authority. The two horned beast of Rev 13:11-18 also speaks as a dragon. Hence these beasts are actuated by and under the control of the dragon of Revelation 12. The dragon is identified in Rev 12:9 as    "... that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."  What a masterclass of deception (Rev 12:9) the devil has perpetrated on the human race - the religion that is supposed to save the world (John 3:16) he cunningly uses to bring about its destruction.  Jesus said this about the Jewish nation and the devil in  John 8:44    "Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."  The devil is a deceiver or liar and a murderer. He uses individuals and powers or nations under his control to achieve his purposes and this is displayed ever so keenly in Revelation chapter 13. - deception in the form of miracles & murder in the form of a death decree.



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