Sunday, September 4, 2022

Who Are The Beasts Of Revelation 13?

By Bill Weather - Main Page - prophecybase

In order to identify the mark of the beast, we must first know WHO the beast and it’s image is, who enforces the mark. There is no way to know what the mark is without first identifying who is enforcing it. Once we identify the beast and it’s image, this should put a stop to all that crazy speculation of what the mark is, floating around social media.

Identifying the Beast

Now every Christian scholar, pastor, theologian and Bible commentary agrees, that the 4 beasts of Daniel 7 are Babylon, Media Persia, Greece and Rome. Everyone is unanimous in this view. If you find anyone diasgreeing with this view, they are very ignorant. Traits of these 4 beasts of Daniel 7, are found in the beast of Rev 13.


In Daniel 7:4 “the first was like a lion…” describing Babylon

In Daniel 7:5 “a second, like unto a bear…” describing Medo-Persia

In Daniel 7:6 the third was “like a leopard…” describing Greece

In Daniel 7:7 “and behold, a fourth beast… and it had 10 horns” describing the Roman Empire

HerRevelation 13 describe this 4th beast, being a hybrid of the 1st three beasts of Daniel 7.

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… the beast which I saw was like unto a LEOPARD, and his feet were the feet of a BEAR, and his mouth as the mouth of a LION…” Rev 13:1,2

Notice both beasts of Daniel 7:7 and Rev 13:1 have 10 horns. This is one and the same beast.

Revelation 17:8 confirms this and describes “the beast that was, and is not, and yet is, ... “and yet is”, meaning it was present at the time Revelation was given around 90AD, which was the Roman Empire. This should leave no doubt, as to who the beast is, all centered around ROME.

The Beast and Its Image Who Enforces the Mark

Now we come to that 2nd beast of Revelation 13, the 2 horned beast and its Image. This is where Biblical scholars get divided and begin to come up with wild speculations. Why? Because they are not letting scripture interpret scripture. I’m going to give you a key here, that is going to unlock this mystery.  Revelation 13:12 says....



Well now, that was obvious, wasn't it? This is telling us in no uncertain terms, that both the beasts of Revelation 13 dwell together, AT THE SAME TIME, described as “IN HIS PRESENCE!” 

So this 2nd beast with the 2 horns had to be reigning at the same time as the 1st beast with 10 horns, as almost every scholar has had to admit, is the Roman Empire. Therefore, it cannot be some future 2 horned beast because it was reigning at the same time “IN HIS PRESENCE ” as the Roman Empire. And if this was reigning at the same time as the Roman Empire, then its mark must also be from that era and not originate in the future, with such wild speculations as the vax, an SDA Sunday blue law or an implantable bio chip ID.

So what was this 2nd beast reigning at the same time as the Roman Empire? With further scriptural confirmation, I will now proceed to prove to you, that it was none other than Papal Rome, the Papacy and her Roman Catholic Church.

Remember the beast with 10 horns. Those 10 horns under its rule were the Alemanni, the Franks, the Burgundians, the Vandals, the Suevi, the Visigoths, the Saxons, the Ostrogoths, the Lumbards and the Heruli.

If we go back to Daniel 7 describing this same beast with 10 horns in Dan 7:7, it says in the next verse

...and behold, there came up among them, another little horn (the Papacy), before whom there were 3 of the first horns plucked up by its roots. And behold, in this horn were like the eyes of a man (the Pope as its head) and a mouth speaking great things.” Dan 7:8

Historical records confirm, the 3 horns plucked up by the Papacy were the Heruli, the Vandals and the Ostrogoths.

And he shall speak great words against the most high and shall wear out the saints of the most high and think to change times and laws…” Dan 7:25

This verse speaks of great persecution, of wearing out the saints of the most high. This confirms what took place in history, the Papacy killing millions of saints for being “heretics”. This includes killing off the Christians called the Albigenes, the Waldenses, the Bohemians, the Hussites, the Lollards, the Huguenots, and others, which totaled in the millions.

Rev 13:7 confirms this “And it was given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them” and in Rev 13:12 “And he exercises all the power of the first in his presence…”

This shows both beasts, persecuting the saints. Every description of the little horn and the 2nd beast of Revelation, matches history to a tee. And because both of these beasts existed at the same time, it leaves no doubt as to who these beasts are. 

And he shall think to change times and laws - Dan 7:25

It is no secret, that in 321 AD, the Roman emperor changed the calendar to a fixed 7 day calendar. And the Empire church changed holidays to the observances of the pagans, with many other changes in law. See sdafooled.blogspot.com 

This history is all well documented and referenced in the great Amazon book Revelation Timeline Decoded.

Timeline Given In Revelation Confirms

We are told the woman (the church) of Rev 12 would hide from this dragon empowered beast for 1260 days in Revelation 12. We are told in Rev 13, that the beast would be given power for 42 months, which in prophecy, equals the same time frame given in Rev 12, with 42 months equaling 1260 days (360 days a year), confirming Revelation 12 and 13 are speaking of the same era.

Based on Num 14:34, Ezek 4:5-6 and Daniel 9:24-27, a day in prophecy equals a year. To the chagrin of even the Futurists, our brotherly contenders, they would have to confess, Daniel 9:24-27 proves a day equals a year in prophecy. This makes the 1260 days equal 1260 years.

We historicists see this as the Papacy given civil power in 538AD by the Justinian decree and their power ended in 1798, with the Pope dethroned and taken prisoner, along with the beast’s power, when Napoleon swept thru all of Europe and scorched almost every thing in his path. That equals the 1260 day/years/42 months in Revelation given of its power to rule.

Because God declared a definitive end to the beast of Revelation 13, in 42 months (1260 days/years), and because the 2 horned beast reigned with this beast “IN HIS PRESENCE”, this is precedent to believe the mark of the beast was also enforced at that same time.

This meme shows a future mark of the beast is not necessary to fulfill the mark of the beast prophecy. Could there be a future mark of the beast? Some say the image of the beast formed under the Papacy will be a future mark of the beast when the Papacy tries to shmooze a 1 world government together. See 666herenow.blogspot.com , as to why I think that is impossible (Russia, China & USA as one? Ha!)  and with backing signs and wonders from Heaven in prophecy,  showing that is not what is coming.

Another confirmation incredibly strong are these TEN 666 signs that are attached to the Papacy/Latin Church. Even considering that one or two of these 666 signs may be a stretch, no other entity even comes close to the amount of 666 signs here belonging to the church of Rome.

Revelation 13:17 & 15:2 says 666 is a number of his name. Today's western theologians are not very privy to the obvious clues given here because in our languages, we have separate symbols for numbers and letters, but in the Greek & Hebrew, letters were used as numbers. Gematria was very common in their day and not something strange like it is to the western mind. So Gematria is what this is referring to. 

Now another often misunderstood thought, is that “he causes ALL...” to receive the mark. This is a presumption that the mark would be forced globally, but it’s not talking about all globally, but ALL under the control of the 2 horned beast, which control was not global, but limited to the western world of Christendom. God was not dealing with China and other far off places at that time, but only where the saints had dwelt for most of the new covenant history. The book of Revelation was for the saints of God, not heathen in far off places where the gospel was not yet established. The scriptures were not even in those places yet. So Revelation was given for the saints and addressing specific troubles they would have to face for that area, under the 2 horned beast.

So who are the two horns of the Revelation 13 beast and its image? There are a number of possibilities to that. Some suggest it is the black and white popes as the two horns. Others have suggested its the Papacy’s Ecclesiastical and Civil powers. Others have said its the church at Rome, and at Constantinople as the Eastern Capital of the empire church. Others have speculated that it is Rome itself and the Rome created Islam, from raising up Muhammad in a conspiracy to take Jerusalem as the Pope’s Capitol. There are too many other solid signs here to allow this mystery of the 2 horns to cause us to doubt.

I believe the image of the beast, formed by the 2 horned beast (the Papacy), was Rome forming a likeness to the Beast “in it’s presence, which was a likeness to the Roman Empire, who as history shows, were both extremely persecuting the saints of the most high. This likeness or image of the beast, forbade its citizens from trading with, buying and selling, to those not having the mark of allegiance to it. As quoted in the blue meme above, history firmly confirms this.

Conclusion

This should leave no doubt as to who the two beasts of Rev 13 are and the mark of the beast, enforced by the 2 horned beast and the image formed, which identifies as the Papacy and no other possibility, so then, the mark must in some way be related to the Papacy and of the past, and not a vax, SDA Sunday blue law or bio chip implant.

I hope you will go to my other blog 666herenow.blogspot.com , which shows further, very strong evidence and some of that given from Heaven of what’s to come, which synchronizes with this view of prophecy like a glove, that time will have run out on the global elite and their one world government plans. There, if indeed Heaven is showing us what’s to come in many signs and wonders, it behooves us to pay attention to the details of how we are past Revelation 13 and now near the end of Revelation 16, at the great river Euphrates being dried up. We also are at verse 19, “And that great city was divided into 3 parts”, meaning the great city of Rome, divided into three parts, which are the 3 city states of Rome (ruling the air), London (ruling banking) and Washington DC (ruling the military), all under the same “law of the Sea.More at 666herenow.blogspot.com

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