The interlude continues – the Beast from the Earth, like a lamb with two horns, the “Christian Nations” complicity with the Leopard-Bear-Lion Beast which was Islam ruling in the Holy Land for 1260 years and the emergence of the Image of the Beast and its mark, without which no one may buy or sell.
1 And the dragon [Satan] stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast [An amalgam of kingdoms animated by Satan] coming up out of the sea, having ten horns [rulers of the kingdoms] and seven heads [the kingdoms that have ruled Jerusalem – Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persians, Greece, Rome and the Islamic “realm”], and on his horns were ten diadems [symbols of authority], and on his heads were blasphemous names.
2 And the beast [the following kingdoms united and empowered by Satan] which I saw was like a leopard [same as Dan 7:6, Greece, which was Lebanon/Syria/Turkey], and his feet were like those of a bear [same as Dan 7:5, Persia, or Iran], and his mouth like the mouth of a lion [Dan 7:4, Babylon, or Iraq]. And the dragon [Satan] gave him his power and his throne and great authority.
3 I saw one of his heads [kingdoms] as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed [the kingdom was to be destroyed, but would be later restored]. And the whole earth [nations surrounding Israel] was amazed and followed after the beast;
4 they worshiped the dragon [Satan] because he gave his authority to the beast [leopard-bear-lion (LBL) beast, or unified Turkey/Syria/Lebanon/Iraq/Iran – the Ottoman Empire]; and they worshiped [bowed down to] the beast, saying, “ Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”
5 There was given to him [LBL Beast] a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies [Islam denies the Father and the Son], and authority to act for forty-two months [42 x 30.44 avg. days/month= 1278.5 years, starting in 688 AD, the construction start of the Dome of the Rock, yields 1967, the year Israel regained Jerusalem] was given to him.
6 And he [the LBL Islamic beast] opened his mouth in blasphemies against God [denying the Father and the Son], to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle [we are the body of Christ/the temple of the Holy Spirit], that is, those who dwell in heaven [we are seated in heavenly places with Christ, Eph 1:20].
7 It was also given to him [the LBL Islamic beast] to make war with the saints [Christians and Jews] and to overcome them [until the 1967 Six Day War], and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation [surrounding Israel] was given to him.
8 All who dwell on the earth will worship [bow before] him [the LBL Islamic beast], everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life [all those living are in it; struck from it are those who refuse to worship Yeshua, at their deaths] of the Lamb who has been slain.
9, 10 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed [the history of Islam and its tens of millions of victims]. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth [the stable portion of the planet compared to the sea, from “Christian” nations]; and he had two horns [two manifestations of power] like a lamb [apparently gentle and Christ-like] and he spoke as a dragon [with harshness, in the power of Satan].
12 He [the Two Horns beast] exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence [in Jerusalem, the location of the Dome of the Rock Abomination of Desolation, the AoD]. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast [because the Two Horns beast did not destroy the AoD when it ruled in Jerusalem, during the Crusades and the British Mandate following WW I], whose fatal wound [when Islam’s growth was initially stopped] was healed [the return of radical Islam and jihad against the West].
13 He [the Two Horns beast of the West] performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven [modern warfare, missiles, nuclear weapons] to the earth in the presence of men.
14 And he [the Two Horns beast of the West] deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast [the LBL Islamic beast], telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast [an act of worship and submission, the meaning of “Islam”] who had the wound of the sword [Islam was stopped by the sword wherever it was stopped, such as at Tours, France, Vienna and in Israel] and has come to life.
15 And it was given to him [the Two Horns beast of the West] to give breath to the image of the beast [because of Two Horn’s dependance on Islamic nation’s oil], so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed [petrol dollars have reawakened radical Islam, awash in money, and have spread it around the globe; there have been over 20,000 Islamic terrorist acts just since 2001; see Islamic Terrorism Counter in the right-hand bar].
16 And he [the image of the beast that speaks, radical Islam] causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark [in contrast to the seal of God on believers] on their right hand or on their forehead [to influence what they do and think],
17 and he [the image of the beast, radical Islam] provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell [in Islamic countries this is increasingly the case], except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name [have said the “shahada” and have become Muslim].
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast [the LBL beast], for the number is that of a man [Mohammad]; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six [a “divine” number in Islam, see here and here].