John sees fierce-looking beasts that represent degenerate earthly kingdoms controlled by Satan—The devil works miracles and deceives men.
1 aAnd I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the bsea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
This is of course, imagery that a beastly system has been created by the Anti-Christ, Satan himself. The system is comprised of multiple nations and wealthy billionaires as we will discover. This beastly system will come out of the shadows in the end times and take away the freedoms and liberties of all nations and ultimately commit genocide around the world through a desolating scourge. Note, this is the same description used by Daniel, and Nephi. All were pointing to a specific time and entity.
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 apower, and his seat, and great authority.
This is the symbolism for certain countries. We know for sure the dragon is the devil himself who gave the power to these countries. Keep in mind Daniel saw the same beast with more features! Daniel 7:2-8. Just for modern day observations, the bear is a symbol for the Russians. The lion is the UK/England, and the leopard is probably America, as it is the “body” of the beast and is “diverse from all the beasts before it; and had 10 horns.”
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.
One of the heads is wounded. In Rev 17:9 is says the seven heads are the seven mountains in which the woman (D.C.) sits. And, there are seven kings (presidents). I am going to guess that one of the heads wounded to death is not a mortal, because it was healed. It has to be an ideological symbol, like communism killed capitalism and then the deadly wound was healed, and the country came back to its founding roots of freedom and open markets.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the abeast: and they bworshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
The first two words, “and they” is a continuation of verse three “and all the world”… worshipped “the devil” (he’s the dragon) and the dragon gave the power to the BEAST, which is the beastly system! And “they” (who worship the devil) feel empowered to think there is nothing better than this New World Order aka the Great Reset. The whole world will go along with it, so who can make war with it?
5 And there was given unto him a amouth speaking great things and bblasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Here’s a defining clue in the footnote “mouth”. It takes you to Daniel 7:8 which introduces the “little horn” a mouth speaking great things. Well, that puts down the theory that the little horn was a country. So…the beastly system will be where a mighty nation in the last days has the last eight presidents before the Second Coming. I am thankful for latter day prophets who have interpreted the scriptures through the footnotes. President Monson gave the footnote in Rev 13:5 who this 8th king used to be (little horn) and Joseph Smith told us where Adam would return to (America), which settles the interpretation in Daniel where these last eight presidents will come from.
Notice it says “continue in power”…that means he was in power before. Notice it says 42 months, which is 3.5 years. This is the start of the 7 year clock. We learn later in Rev 16 that this “whore” will not repent after the Lord’s wrath upon them and will start Armageddon. Since Armageddon is 1, 260 days long (another 3.5 years) you now have the “7 years of tribulation” timeframe.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his aname, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
This last president (“and he”) will blaspheme the Savior’s name and his tabernacle and them that dwell in heaven! It looks like Christianity will become under attack. “His tabernacle” suggests this would be an LDS persecution as well. The “and he” is a continuation of verse 5 who is a human.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and apower was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Here we see where the saints are the target. Side note: We can deduce from Daniel and Revelation that the 8th king used to be one of the previous 7. (Rev 17:10) We must go into this with eyes wide open. We will know when the “7th king” is in because he only lives a few days. We may be confused when #8 is in because he will be beloved, popular, and will destroy the mighty (politicians). But something happens that sets his heart against the “people of the holy covenant”. He is the one that drives the saints into the wilderness. This is all in “The 8th King document.
When I read the last line that he was given power over all kindreds, tongues and nations, then I think the New World Order aka The Great Reset has taken root, and America is the seat of power.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the abook of life of the bLamb slain from the cfoundation of the world.
Those who love this New World Order system shall worship him. The Book of Life is in other places throughout the scriptures. When your live reflects that of a disciple of Christ, your name will be entered into it.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
You will see several expressions like this one throughout Revelation. We should perk up. You are about to be given a clue! Some good advice to survive what is coming!
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that akilleth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the bpatience and the faith of the csaints.
How will you go into captivity? If you are not prepared to live without the help of the government, you will be subjected to their distribution of resources. There will be plenty of war and strife, but we are asked to not partake (unless it is self-defense). Hunker down and live in peace where possible. Now, the last verse is interesting to me. When he says “saints”, I’m pretty sure he is talking about the Latter-day Saints.
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.
This leader will emerge onto the world stage. His two horns like a lamb represents that he is of the Christian persuasion, but when he speaks, he is speaking like the devil and promoting the New World Order, The Beastly System, aka The Great Reset.
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.
Here he is encouraging all to accept the beastly system, you know, the nation who had a deadly wound to capitalism and freedom and later will be healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
This is interesting. How many people do we know in our day who have called down fire from heaven?
14 And adeceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those bmiracles 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.
This gets even more interesting. First the saints are asked to have patience, then a new leader emerges that has power given him to call down fire and create miracles that only comes through the power of the priesthood or Satanic power – do not fall for it! Next, this leader encouraging the people of the entire earth to make an image to the country that had a deadly wound that was healed. What kind of image? Will it be a logo or symbol that will represent the new way of doing things? Like a mark that you have accepted the new way of doing things?
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.
This is a tough one. The image can now speak? Is it a television? Is it a massive tower that emits radio waves, is it a giant statue that has a projected image that looks like virtual reality? Yikes! You can be killed if you do not “worship” the image.
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:
The whole world, all types of people will have to “receive” the mark in their RIGHT HAND or FOREHEAD. That’s really specific. The word “receive” also denotes and acceptance of something. I will have to share that someone had a dream that you had to denounce Jesus Christ in order to participate in the New World Order. You will receive a chip in the right hand to access your money from a failed banking system turned digital. If you refuse, and are caught later among the populace, you will be captured and the chip will go into your forehead to remind all around you that you were a resistor and not to trust you. Certainly people won’t turn each other in? People won’t demand a passport of some kind to participate in society? Certainly, people will accept every one of every religion. I guess history has taught us differently.
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.
Just a reminder, it is the second beast that brings about this encouragement for the Mark of the Beast. Just keep your eyes wide open. We have been given a clue.
18 Here is awisdom. 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.
Here I don’t know if the “beast” is the first one (beastly system) or the second religious one who is later called the FALSE PROPHET. Rev 16:13
Shelle has been an avid student in the study of the End-Times. She loves to share her discoveries and to help others find the hidden treasures.