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.
John's seeing this beast rise out of the people of the world. "Beast" = political system. "seven heads" = the continents of the world. "Horns" = power and these ten horns are the units of power within the political system. From the military to the world health organization.
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.
One world system. "leopard" has spots = those different than God's children. Those of God know how to hold to The Truth. The leopard spots follow the system of satan. They are within the four dynasties which are political, education, religion and economics. This "feet of a bear" = Russia [Esau]. The "mouth of a lion" shreds its prey with its lies. "and the dragon gave him power" the dragon being satan, Ref. Rev. 12:9 "Leopards spots" Ref. -Deuteronomy 32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
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.
An economic upheaval is coming. After which satan will forgive all that follow him their debts. Ref. Daniel 11:22-24 If you fall into place with his one world system of Government, he's leading the way you become part of it and separate from God. You have taken his mark of deception.
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?
The world will worship satan and that includes some so-called Christians. They just didn't have time to study. They're just too busy listening to humans instead of God.
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.
God isn't going to stop those that want to accept satans lies. This forty-two months is shortened to five months, Rev. 9:1. All times given in days are given to the children of God, of the light, while times given in months = moons are of satan. The time is shortened for the elects sake. Ref. Rev. 9:5-10.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Because he wants you to believe he is God. The FACT is many will believe him.
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.
This war is to deceive. Many have already joined his camp. Many don't know what The Truth is while sitting in their churches every Sat / Sun. So many don't know what is good or evil. The world has twisted it so far and so few care enough to seek out The Truth, satan has already taken them with his deceptions. Repent! Get busy, time is running short for us all.
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.
When you follow satan while he is here, more than likely, you're not in The Book of Life. It's that simple. You love the ways of the world over The Truth of God. You're not in The Book of Life.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Can you hear the warnings? Can you see the lies twisting good to evil and evil to good today? Homos, theft in the name of equality, abortions called women's choice, rapture, many ways to heaven, etc. Ears to hear?
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.
Choose the world, you choose satan and are already "raptured" = taken, caught up in his lies. It's only because you want to be. Repent! Come out from among them. Study and hold to The Truth as the times are setting up for the evil one to be cast to the earth. Remember, these things are but part of his system.
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.
He looks as a lamb because he wants to fool as many as possible. He wants everyone to believe he is Christ. "Spake as a dragon" because he is. Look at the way people think today. So few would know The Truth or be able to know what is good anymore. It's an anything goes world today. Many follow evil calling it good, voting it in as "Change" but lack the common sense or biblical knowledge to distinguish right from wrong, or good from evil. Everything is set up just right for that dragon to enter today.
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.
When satan got them to follow his system, it was that much easier getting them to follow him.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
satan's going to do many things to impress those that just didn't have time for The Truth of God's Word, but did for listening to humans in churches. Many are being set up! The churches of today are breeding followers for satan. When you have a church spewing their own word over God's Word you have one of satans churches. When you have a church teaching you "you're going to be raptured out before, during or after tribulation" you're in one of satans churches.
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.
Because many don't know The Truth, they are fooled by his tricks.
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.
satan has been given control over the world economics and if you don't follow his world your an outcast. You won't die, they will just look at you as dead. satan can't fool anyone if this was literally speaking of killing people because they wouldn't follow him. This is why, those that have oil for their lamps have that oil for their lamps only. They don't need to be a part of his system. Their ready!
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:
Those without The Seal of God = Truth, will do satans work = right hand or believe everything he says = in their foreheads. IT'S NOT A CHIP! I will add, NO chip or any device can determine whether you love God or satan.
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.
A Christian that understands who comes first will be prepared. That's why God has told us what's to come. We don't need what satan has. Have you been marked with deception?
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.
"Count the number" = stones rubbed smooth. This rock isn't our Rock. He is the fake! 6th trump, seal and bowl = 666 satans arrival. "Count" originated from that word "stone" #5585 Greek, to "calculate by counting the stones that are warn smooth over a long period of time." Deuteronomy 32:31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. Do you know who these enemies are? Do you know who the kenites are? Do you know the two churches in types not name and ONLY two churches God is pleased with? Do you have the seal of God? IF you know the answers, you do!