The Good Guise

Revelation 13

The Beast out of the Sea

Revelation 13:1
The dragon stood on the shore of the sea.
And I saw a beast coming out of the sea.
It had ten horns and seven heads,
with ten crowns on its horns,
and on each head a blasphemous name.

As Revelation 13:1 starts a dragon stands on the shore of the sea as a beast comes out of the sea. As the two witnesses have already shown to us, falling rain and the resulting collection of water represent prophecy from God. We can therefore surmise that this statement is meant to show us that the beast is an end result of prophecy from God. This makes sense since we have already determined that it is the prophecies of the two witnesses that give rise to the bloodline of Mary Magdalene. These prophecies, in turn, lead to the emergence of the first beast, the beast out of the sea. In other words, this passage turns out to be a very explainable event once the passage is approached from a symbolic standpoint.

The first beast is also said to have ten heads, and the two witnesses indicate in Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite that different entities will comprise this beast of the sea. [204]

The most important aspect of this passage is the relationship that exists between the dragon and the beast. We are told here that the dragon is standing on the shore of the sea and also that the beast is coming out of the sea.

At first glance, these passages appear to indicate that as the dragon is standing on the sea shore the beast comes out of the sea and either meets the dragon or passes by the dragon as it makes its way onto solid ground. The reason that we envision this type of scenario is because we assume that the dragon is doing the very same thing that we would be doing if we were standing on the shore of the sea. That is, we assume that the dragon is facing the sea. After all, who goes to the seashore without facing primarily the sea?

But the key to gaining the proper perspective of this passage is that we need to picture the dragon standing on the shore facing inward towards land with its back to the sea. Once we view the dragon in this manner we are able to see that what is being said here is that it is from the dragon that the beast comes. This conclusion is further strengthened once we acknowledge that the sea is a symbolic intended to reference the prophecy of God.

Revelation 13:2
The beast I saw resembled a leopard,
but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion.
The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.

Here we are being told that the beast that has emerged will be considered both fast [205] and powerful. [206] We also see here that the dragon [207] is what allows the beast to become powerful.

Revelation 13:3
One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound,
but the fatal wound had been healed.
The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast.

Here we have a reference to a fatal wound, one that heals. We need to realize that this passage indicates that something has died and then come back to life, as opposed to being just wounded.

There are many references in The Bible to the phrase fatal wound. One of those is found in Nahum 3:19. Here we have a passage that is talking specifically about Assyria. Are we to conclude by this passage that the fatal wound phrase found in Revelation 13:3 is therefore a reference to Assyria, or Syria? No, what we need to acknowledge is that The Bible is a living Bible in the sense that the application of a passage varies as time progresses. This approach to this phrase makes sense as we see this reference to a fatal wound also associated with Israel, or Zion, in Lamentations 2:13. So it is fair to say that this fatal wound in Revelation 13:3 is a symbolic phrase meant to indicate that one component of the first beast becomes incapacitated but then regains its position against all odds. Since we are finding out that the passages in Revelation 11, 12 & 13 appear to be manifesting themselves in real-world manners, we can conclude that this recovery from a fatal wound is not one in which something mortal comes back from the dead. At this point Islam, the dragon, has somehow overcome the defeat it suffered with the world’s realization that Jesus was not married to Mary Magdalene after all.

Revelation 13:4
People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast,
and they also worshiped the beast and asked,

Islam attains great strength at this point.

“Who is like the beast?
Who can make war against it?”

It appears that as this passage comes to pass that Islam will be unrivaled in the world, and therefore unstoppable.

Revelation 13:5
The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words
and blasphemies and to exercise its authority
for forty-two months.

Islam successfully discredits Christianity in a manner other than through the bloodline of Mary Magdalene.

Revelation 13:6
It opened its mouth to blaspheme God,
and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.

Christianity’s existence is placed in jeopardy.

Revelation 13:7
It was given power to make war against God’s people and to conquer them.
And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.

Christians are now forced to convert to Islam. Islam has reached such a high level of power that it is no longer interested in trying to persuade Christians to convert voluntarily.

Revelation 13:8
All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast
—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life,
the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

At this point all but true Christians convert to Islam.

Revelation 13:9
Whoever has ears, let them hear.

It is here that the prophecies of the two witnesses, those that were delivered primarily through musical sequences, come into play as the true Christians that successfully avoided conversion to Islam and death begin to plan the defeat of the anti-Christ, or the beast of Islam. The defeat of the anti-Christ is only possible if the prophecies of the two witnesses are incorporated into that effort.

Revelation 13:10
“If anyone is to go into captivity,
into captivity they will go.
If anyone is to be killed with the sword,
with the sword they will be killed.”
This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.

This passage is a reference to the time that Islam begins to force all non-Muslims to convert to the religion of Islam. All that are not willing to convert – those that won’t renounce Jesus Christ as being the Son of God – are subject to being beheaded. Many Christians will be beheaded at this time.

The Beast out of the Earth

Revelation 13:11
Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth.
It had two horns like a lamb,
but it spoke like a dragon.

Here we have the initial passage related to the beast out of the Earth. This reference of the beast coming from the earth is a symbolic way of stating that this beast came to be as a result of Mary Magdalene being extracted from the Earth; that the beast is her descendant. Once her tomb was found it was determined, incorrectly so, that Mary Magdalene was the wife of Jesus Christ. With the identification of Mary Magdalene’s living descendants completed, one of them becomes this beast out of the earth.

This passage also states that this beast has two horns like a lamb but (speaks) like a dragon. This passage shows us that the beast has a supposed genetic tie to Jesus Christ [208] through Mary Magdalene, but that Islam [209] has incorporated, or absorbed, Christianity as this passage comes and goes. This is further substantiated because at this time we are told that the beast speaks like a dragon, or Muslim.

Revelation 13:12
It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf,
and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast,
whose fatal wound had been healed.

Here we are told that the second beast initially has the responsibility of leading the first beast. Since the two witnesses have shown us that the anti-Christ will be heavily dependent on something related to the number nine, it would appear it is from the first ten-headed beast that the second beast comes from. With the second beast coming forth from the beast with ten heads we can conclude that the first beast becomes a nine-headed beast once the second beast comes into power.

In this passage we see that the second beast’s initial responsibility is to make all people accept the nine-headed beast as the highest power. In reality, the best way to think of the first and second beast is that there was initially a loose association of ten different entities. Here in Revelation 13 we see that the ten-pronged coalition finally organizes to the point that they elected one of their own to lead them, giving birth to the second beast, the anti-Christ.

Revelation 13:13
And it performed great signs,
even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of everyone.

Revelation 13:14
Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast,
it deceived the inhabitants of the earth.
It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast
who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.

Revelation 13:15
It was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast,
so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.

Revelation 13:16
It also forced all people,
great and small,
rich and poor,
free and slave,
to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,

Revelation 13:17
so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark,
which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

Here we have the culmination of a couple passages that describe how all people will have a mark, a mark that is the name of the beast or the number if its name.

The two witnesses have shown us that this beast is either Islam itself or the person that leads Islam. They accomplished this by showing us that 666 is a numerological restatement of the number 9. We have also been shown that the numerological value of Islam is 9 as well. This passage references both the number 9 and the name Islam.

Revelation 13:18
This calls for wisdom.
Let those who have insight calculate the number of the beast,
for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.

After coming to understand the two witnesses it is now apparent that it was the two witnesses that were slated to bring understanding of this phrase to the Christian population around the time that the anti-Christ emerges.

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