The two beasts
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. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet like a bear , and his mouth as the mouth of a lion . And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. 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 , 4 And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast , saying, who is like the beast , and who can fight against it ? 5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer . And he was given authority over every tribe , people, language and nation. 8 And worship him, all the inhabitants of the earth whose names were not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world .
These two beasts which are presented in this chapter are not animals but people who act like animal. Here we see and learn even more from satanic trinity for one we see Satan, 2. The beast (Antichrist ) and 3. The false prophet .
This beast has seven heads and ten horns you saw Juan climbing sea is Satan himself and the sea this case symbolizes the nations . Then we see that for this type and Satan reveals his true character to the world. As we read , the Antichrist will operate peacefully for a while and deceive Israel for the first three years and means. , I will promise to protect the European federation which is controlling . But that will not happen after the first three years and media, and therefore the true Satanic nature of the antichrist will be revealed to the world. ( Read Revelation 17 : 10-12 to understand on the heads , horns and crowns ) .
In the prophecy of Daniel in chapter 7 we read the resemblance to these beasts .
Daniel 7:1 – 7 said , I saw in my vision by night , and behold , the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. 3 And four great beasts , each different from the others, came up from the sea. 4 The first was like a lion , and had eagle’s wings . I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man , and was given a human heart. 5 And behold another beast , like a bear , and it raised up on one side more than the other , and had three ribs in its mouth between the teeth , and it was well said , Arise , devour much flesh. 6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard , with four wings of a bird on its back the beast had four heads, and dominion was given . 7 After this I saw in the night visions , and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly , and it had great iron teeth : it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet; and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it , and it had ten horns.
The four beasts illustrate four empires : the lion ( Babylon ) , the bear ( Medo- Persian) , leopard ( Greek) the terrible fourth beast dreadful (the kingdom of the Antichrist ) . Daniel 7:8 Now we see that the little horn is the beast of Revelation 13 which speaks is the antichrist. The kingdom of the beast will be monitoring these same kingdoms , which is very clear we will be a revival of the Roman Empire .
As we have read and learned in this last chapter the beast are not animals are individuals or governments. So far we know that the beast is the head of the European federation that works very closely together with the cooperation of the world church. (Rev 17). This apostate religious system claiming to be obedient, but only to achieve its world conquest. But Egypt and Russia as we have learned and studied in earlier chapters of this book of Revelation invade Palestine , read ( Eze 37-38 ) that’s when the beast is forced to protect Israel. But even so God will destroy Russia, and that is where Israel returns to conquer , destroy the great whore ( Apo17 ) and govern the world as God .
The false prophet and the beast of the earth ( 13:9-18
9 If anyone has an ear , let him hear . 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword , with the sword must be killed . Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. 11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth, and had two like the horns of a lamb , and he spake as a dragon . 12 And he exercises all the authority 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 He performs great signs , so that he maketh fire come down from heaven to earth before men . 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived . 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship . 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark in their right hand , or in their foreheads : 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 . 18 Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding count the number of the beast, for it is man’s number . And his number is six hundred threescore and six.
If we read in 2 Thessalonians tells us there ‘s word that God will come upon the unbelieving world strong delusion , where not accept Jesus Christ but the Antichrist . Lie speaks the word which is all that the beast will say blasphemy against the Church in heaven and persecute the believing Jewish remnant on earth. Satan has great ability to deceive even the elect up . Christ tells us in John 8 : 44 when he lies, he speaks his native , he is a liar and the father of lies .
In his mad desire to imitate the divine trinity , Satan has made a satanic trilogy. Satan, the Antichrist and the False Prophet. Satan will imitate the Father , the Antichrist imitate the Son imitate, and False Prophet will imitate the Holy Spirit.
We have seen the actions of Satan , in Revelation chapter 12 and the Antichrist in the first part of Revelation chapter 13. And the role of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. The role of the False Prophet who is to glorify the Antichrist will emerge from the peoples , multitudes, nations and languages. It is said that its origin is gentile. Instead the beast that John is seeing now comes up from the earth . The earth symbolizes the Hebrew nation and God’s chosen people. Therefore, the False Prophet will be Jewish and not Gentile. As the first beast , the Antichrist, had ten horns with crowns , this has only two horns and no tiaras . This means that the False Prophet will not have the same power as the Antichrist and also the absence of crowns on the horns of the False Prophet indicates that the power of the False Prophet will not be political but religious. The latter follows from the fact that the two horns of the False Prophet were like sheep horns . The False Prophet will have a form of godliness , but inside is anything but that. It is a wolf in sheep’s clothing . We know this because he spoke like a dragon.
The way the False Prophet speaks will reveal his true character. That character is identical to the dragon or Satan. Hear the False Prophet is like listening to Satan. And the works of the False Prophet is very extensive.
1. It will do exactly the will of Antichrist.
2. Will promote the worship of the Antichrist. Just as the Holy Spirit promotes the worship of Jesus Christ, the False Prophet will promote worship the Antichrist as God . The argument for the world to worship the Antichrist will be the Antichrist must be God because that mortal wound had been healed. It really sell the idea that the Antichrist has risen from the dead .
3. Will deceive the inhabitants of the earth with miraculous signs. The False Prophet will be an accomplished filmmaker miracles.
Their repertoire will include the call down fire from heaven, the style of Elijah on Mount Carmel before the astonished gaze of the prophets of Baal. People will be fascinated by him . Many go mad for thinking that the Antichrist is God and the False Prophet his powerful spokesperson . So in the same way is that today many come to the false priests of pagan religions and crazy to see the miracles they can perform , but just read as Satan can also grant supernatural powers that are yours to do signs .
In the past he did the magicians in Egypt who imitated much of the miracles performed by Moses, and in the future will the False Prophet. The purpose is always the same : Tricking people . So do not assume that all miracle from God. Try the spirits whether they are of God. It is the counsel of God in 1 John 4:1. The word of God is the rule or measure to test the spirits whether they are of God.
4. Will organize a campaign to worship the image of the Antichrist. The False Prophet will become the leader of a worldwide campaign to erect an image of the Antichrist. Propose a model in a figure of Antichrist which clearly appreciates the wound by a sword , because of which the Antichrist was near death. The inhabitants of the earth willingly accepted to participate in building the image . Once constructed the image will be placed in a privileged place in the temple of Jerusalem that will stand in the tribulation . 2 Thessalonians 2:4 , speaking of Antichrist says, ” who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or is worshiped , so that he sitteth in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God ”
The False Prophet will use his supernatural power to give breath to the image, to the point that the image can speak and ordered to render anyone who does not worship him is killed . This is how the Antichrist will make war with the saints and overcome them as we study in Revelation 13:7 .
5. Will make all the inhabitants of the earth will receive a brand. The False Prophet perfectly obey the orders of the Antichrist and will go mark worldwide. Not respect social , small and large condition . It shall respect economic , rich and poor condition. Not respected occupation , free and slave . All receive the mark either on the right hand or forehead . Those who are reluctant to receive the mark will have to face the consequences . The consequences will be banned from humanity. They may not buy or sell. This means expect a slow but sure death.
They are the martyrs of the tribulation. The mark was the name of the beast or the number of his name . Then the apostle John says that what you will say is wisdom. He that hath understanding count the number of the beast, for it is man’s number . And his number is six hundred threescore and six. ( 666 ) .
Best is to arm yourself with wisdom and recognize the famous 666 represents the fullness of man. Number 6 in the Bible is man’s number The triple repetition of the number 6 indicates that the Antichrist. Man can not be God and number 6 can never be 7.