The Beast From The Sea

Here are the verses concerned with the first satanic beast of revelation;

- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Rev ch13:v1-10
Rev 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.
Rev 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.
Rev 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.
Rev 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?
Rev 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.
Rev 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Rev 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.
Rev 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.
Rev 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Rev 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. (KJV)

John is stood upon the sand between the Earth and the sea, from which the beast rises. He from this vantage point may view each beast as it ascends to power. This first beast from the sea has ten horns each with crowns (they are concurrent) and seven heads, which bear the name (singular) of blasphemy. There can only be one "name of blasphemy" - that this construction of satanic authority is "perfect". (i.e. satanically "as utopia" for secular humanism rather than a "dystopia") This beast, which is a construction from the dragon's authority is in fact, the only world superpower of it's day (in our time it is the USA.)

The beast is made of a series of three kingdoms that went before it - from the sequence in the book of Daniel we note that these in the case of the USA are Britain, (the lion) the USSR ( the bear) and Nazi Germany (the leopard.) (Thanks again to James Lloyd for that one.) The beast has a deadly wound caused by the letter of Christ to Laodicea and His approval of the church in Philadelphia (the remnant of Israel.)

The "name" of blasphemy is relevant - that the "heads" are in some fashion a replacement (a switch) for the sevenfold Holy Spirit is in view as there is false "rest" formed for the churches, to dwell with the beast as long as they are in accord with it. Each head represents a "church" of revelation, except for Philadelphia whom are called to come out of the churches, to become and remain separate.

The dragon gives the beast his power (his device of the dialectic) also his seat (the dragon's last crown, the last of the seven kingdoms of satanic power) and the dragon's influence in the world, (his authority.) as the world's greatest nation. The monetary system may indeed come in to play, as the dollar is the world's reserve currency at this time.

The deadly wound is formed by the inability to physically instantiate a fourth dialectic "Death" as in the 666 system of the first four seals. There is a good reason for this, (Jesus Christ is God: note also that the serpents and locusts must remain separate if satan is to preserve the order two addition on the five of the seven churches they torment.) There is also the reason that the tenth part of the city has fallen, (rather that "Death" is an empty set or may not be filled with "life") and the dialectic process contradicts itself on its fourth sequential application "as Death" in the dragon's tail.

The deadly wound however is healed - the "Death" spirit is replaced by a "little horn", (as antichrist) seen in the book of Daniel. The exited church of Philadelphia is replaced by a growing "source of leaven" that draws upon the little horn for doctrine and strength with the mouth (from the same source, the synagogue of satan) speaking blasphemies.

In fact Jesus Christ in the opening chapter is referred to as He whom has a "sharp two edged sword coming out of His mouth". We see how His letters give the beast a deadly wound in this following way. Beginning with the mystery of the seven angels and the seven churches in the "bow" as before we have;

a b d c f g e
c f a e g d b
e g c b d a f
b d e f a c g
f a b g c e d
g c f d e b a
d e g a b f c

Now the beast is given space to continue for 42 months. Thus we have six non-unity elements (months in the Spirits) across all seven churches (rows) leaving free the angel's cycle of the columns forming an eighth C7 group; (a separate six "months" and unity) that free the angel to overcome the beast as taking the place of unity or "rest" (the seventh element - one particular column) in each church "C7 group"-row) or we have seven spirits (months) in six churches leaving Laodicea as the "rest" or identity to which Jesus Christ has left an open door to those in Philadelphia to overcome and enter the rest of Christ. (in overcoming Laodicea as the identity) This indicates that Philadelphia is also under the "beast". In either case the angel is free to overcome the beast as the least of the flock. We have a deadly wound of the open escape route made by the angel to the beast's head that corresponds to the church of Laodicea. (Although the sword has two edges.)

The world worships the dragon by similarly employing his devices in all dealings with the beast system (now global and seen in the image to the beast - see later) - the churches (and other faiths) that dwell in accord with the beast have reverted to accepting the beast's reign as defence for their religious freedom - (as the beast is the "superpower" of its day) whereas the source of leaven that replaces Philadelphia has leavened the whole set of churches. Other faiths also function in the role of the source of leaven when it comes to leavening the churches. Inter-faith dialogue is as this leaven also.

The beast is set to continue for 42 months - six non-identity elements from the seven churches or an open door in Laodicea - yet due to the deadly wound Philadelphia is then absent as a "church" and the source of leaven forms the sixth in it's place. The seventh head is that which heals the deadly wound (of the rest or unity element in Christ as to obeying His letter to Laodicea) and is provided by the image to the beast as begun with the little horn. (do not confuse the little horn with the synagogue.)

The blasphemy of the mouthpiece (the source of leaven) is exactly the subject of verses 5 and 6. The five refining churches are overcome by the devices of satan in the image (see later) of the ten kings and hence the reason Philadelphia is called to be separate. (verse 7) This shows the encroachment for 42 months - (even upon those called to Philadelphia that have not yet exited) Laodicea then remains in the five refining churches, which when desolate of the true flock will be referred to as the "Laodicean conglomerate".. (verse 8)

The statement "if any man hath an ear, let him hear" references the exhortation to each of the seven churches to hear the spirit's words to the churches. In order to be found in the book of life one must have exited the Laodicean conglomerate. If one would lead a believer into a church he must be held captive in the church also, and if any kills then he must be killed also. There is no "resistance of flattery or force" on this, it is black and white - (as to whether a person is in the book of life), it (salvation) can not be negotiated for with the church or the beast as in God's place. The patience and faith of the saints is such that their election is sure: it does not require registration into a church or violence to protect it, merely faithfulness until death.

It makes some sense here to include the picture of the beast from the sea in its satanically intended or invented form. This is as it were before the receiving of its deadly wound by the exit of philadelphia under Christ's approval. The seventh church wed to the USA beast (Laodicea) is or was intended to be the same synagogue of satan of the seven letters. The synagogue "is laodicea" and "is the false prophet" and therefore speaks like a dragon, exercising the freedom (authority) granted it by the USA beast. (Both freedom to practice a false gospel and also the freedom under government licence to operate as a church equal in law to any other.)

Of course, the exit and separation of the philadelphian remnant of God's people, the body and bride of Christ has deprecated this simpler system and satan has had to play catch-up to heal the beast with the deadly wound by moving the false prophet's "synagogue" into the place of philadelphia and replacing the synagogue's former estate with the image. Physical Israel is in view here only as an eighth king or little horn on the dragon - used by the synagogue of satan to leaven the churches. It is not done by the state of Israel itself which is separate from the 666 system.

The beast without the deadly wound.

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