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Monday, May 30, 2016

What Is The Prophetic Beast of Revelation 13:1-2?

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. 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 13:1-2

No one will argue the fact that the book of Revelation is a very symbolic book. It's also very obvious that the book of Revelation is not written in a chronological manner. Revelation chapter 13 is about the final beast system that most likely exists now, or will come to exist in the future.

What is the beast of Revelation 13?
The very last verse in Revelation 12 states that the Red Dragon will make war with the seed of Israel that keep the Father's commandments and have the testimony of Jesus Christ, so we know the danger of this beast coming from the sea is directed only to Israel; Revelation 12:17.

Israel is the name given to a man in the Bible and his descendants, so the danger is to the people called Israel. Biblically speaking,Israel is not the land mass in the Middle East which rightfully should be called Palestine.

The very first verse of Revelation 13 states that John saw a vision of a beast coming from out of the sea. The first two verses of this chapter describe the physical characteristics of this beast which are symbolic. Most who teach Revelation completely overlook this symbolic description and its meaning. What these symbols mean can be quite confusing, so the best thing to do is to let the Bible interpret the Bible rather than letting some man do so by guessing.

In Daniel 7 these exact same symbols are used to describe four beasts using these exact same descriptions used in Revelation 13. Just as John saw a beast coming from the sea in Revelation, Daniel also saw four beasts coming out of the sea. Daniel defines these symbols as being kings; Daniel 7:17. We also know the words king and kingdom are synonymous because they are used interchangeably in Daniel 7: 18, 22, 24 and 27.

What do the horns represent?
As well as the symbols of these beasts, the word “horn” is also defined in Daniel 7:24 as kings or kingdoms. The ten horns will grow out of the fourth kingdom and will rule the earth.
These five major kingdoms of the world are also described symbolically in a slightly different way in Daniel 2, when Daniel interpreted a dream that contained a statue for King Nebuchadnezzar. Most believe that there were only four kingdoms represented by this statue in this story, but if you read Daniel 2 closely then you realize that the toes and feet of this statue represent a fifth kingdom. These 5 kingdoms continue until the last one was shown to have ten succeeding governments coming from one as was shown by the ten toes on the statue of Daniel 2, or the ten horns of the beast in Revelation 13.

The beasts symbols or kingdoms are as follows:
The lion is the Chaldean empire called “Babylon” 625-539 B.C.
The bear is the Medo-Persian empire called “The Persian Empire” 558-330 B.C.
The leopard is the Macedonia empire called “Greek Empire” 333-330 B.C.
The strength of iron and ten horns which was the most horrible of the four destroyed everything they conquered this was the “Roman Empire” 31 B.C.- 476 A.D. until ?

The official date the Roman empire fell was 476 A.D. If you follow history, you realize that the Roman Empire never really fell completely and that the Romans reorganized their government. Today we are still living under a Roman style of government that destroys everything that stands in its way or opposes it.

The last government represented by the feet on Nebuchadnezzar's statue, as well as the prophetic beast of Revelation 13 will be a dangerous government composed of a racially mixed people.

The last Roman style of government, which we are living under currently, is represented in Daniel 7 as a government composed of racially mixed people that will be very dangerous. Although this government somehow will be strong, it will also be fragile because it will be unorganized, lack unity as a people, and they will be easily broken; Daniel 2:43. The Bible clearly states that no person can stand against the strength of this last beast government; Revelation 13:4.

The rock of our salvation Yashua Messiah destroys this last government; Acts 4:10-11. I tell you today that the Bible is true. It's been around a lot longer than you or I. Not following the Bible in the name of political correctness leads to slavery and can only destroy your homes, children, and yourselves.

True happiness can only be found by following God's laws. I praise the Lord daily, I also pray for the Messiah's return and for the Kingdom of Heaven to come to earth!
Praise the Lord!

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