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Beasts of Rev. 13 and 17

Discussion in 'Eschatology & Prophecy Forum' started by stone, Dec 17, 2007.

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    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 13:2 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. Revelation 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.The beast in Revelation 17 also has the 7 heads and 10 horns. Revelation 17 describes the beast in more detail.Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Revelation 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. Revelation 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, [and] the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Revelation 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. The woman's name is Mystery, babylon the great...mother of harlots.Harlot in the bible is false religion. Mystery babylon is the babylonian mystery religion, baal worship. Baal worship spread to different kingdoms in slightly different forms, with different names for the false gods; names of blasphemy Rev. 17:3.The woman sitting on seven mountains, associated with 7 heads is referring to 7 kingdoms that have the false religion of baal worship. The revived Roman empire will still have a form of baal worship. Then it says there are 7 kings; From the context of the what is said in the previous verse, it is referring to 7 kingdoms. [The word king can mean king or kingdom and the previous verse using the word mountains is refering to kingdoms.] In Revelation 17:10 the word kings is referring to kingdoms, which goes along with the context of the use of the word mountains in verse 9.Revelation 13:3, says one of the heads is wounded unto death and the deadly wound is healed. That is the Roman empire or kingdom falling, which happened in history. The deadly wound is now being healed with the developement of the European Union and the future 10 nation revived Roman empire that is going to come from it, under the control of the Antichrist.The kings are types of kings or kingdoms. (They are also called mountains, which implies kingdoms.) [The ten horns are individual kings, men.--- and upon his horns ten crowns, Rev. 13:1.]6 Kingdoms that oppressed Israel; Egypt, Assyria, babylon, medo-persia, greece; that is the 5 that were fallen at the time of the writing. The 6th is the old Roman empire, which oppressed the Jews and ruled at the time of the writing. The 7th Kingdom is what is called the revived Roman empire under the control of the antichrist. The 8th is when the antichrist forms his dictatorship during the last 3.5 years, before Jesus' return. The antichrist's kingdom, is the beast itself, and he will exalt himself above all.The word beast can be used of an individual king or a kingdom,Dan.7:17,23. From what it says in Revelation 13, the first beast is a man.Revelation 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." it is the number of a man" The first beast is a man.Revelatin 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. "he" is referring to a manRevelation 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.In Daniel, the bear is medo-persia, the leopard is greece, the lion is babylon.His kingdom will have the feet of a bear; meaning large army like medo-persia; mouth of a lion; the ruling antichrist speaks with total authority like the babylonian king; beast is like a leopard; meaning cunning like Greece, or some other aspect of Greece.The words king and beast can refer to either an individual king or a kingdom.Mountain is a kingdom. Horn is an individual king or kingdom. Head can be king or kingdom.You need to look at the context to see what it is referring to, king or kingdom.The last ruler, the antichrist, will use flattery to gain control over 10 nations from the European Union. He will get on the white horse after making a 7 year covenant with Israel and begin to conquer the middle East first. [Israel's mistake, is making that covenant, which starts their last week (or 7 years) of punishment; you don't make peace with the antichrist.] (By peace he shall destroy many.)[white horse is symbol of conquerer.] After 3.5 years, from the covenant, the 10 nations conquer Israel by treachery having spies in the government and they hand the government over to antichrist. The antichrist sets up his throne in Jerusalem, for 3.5 years. Him and the second beast have no more need for the form of baal worship or the city called babylon [not babylon in Iraq] so they order them to be destroyed. --the fall of babylon in one hour; nuclear destruction. Then the antichrist sets up the worship of himself, exalting himself above all; and requires the mark or number of his name for commerce. He begins to persecute Christians and Jews. The Jews flee to surrounding lands. When antichrist worship is set up during the last 3.5 years, you will have a return of the old Babylonian government of Nimrod; a dictatorship. That is the beast that was and is not and yet is; the eighth beast. The old bablylonian government is long gone, it was, it is not suppose to be, it is not, and yet it is again, with the antichrist worship.Satan beast: Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.Antichrist beast : 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. It looks like maybe, the crowns show that Satan rules over the 7 nations, and antichrist rules over the 10 kings or kingdoms.Satan rules over Antichrist. Antichrist is a man that will be possessed with Satan himself, the chief devil.
     
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