Apostolic Preterist

The beast was Israel

This is not only past beast scriptures from other articles I've done, but a brand new section on how the beast was wounded and healed using scriptures from Jeremiah and Revelation & Revelation 13 and Daniel 7.

Most people who are preterists believe the beast was Nero or Titus. The problem with Nero is that he was dead before Rev 19:19 where the beast was getting ready to make war against God and his army. This also is a problem for Titus being the beast because of the way that Rev 19:19 is worded. It says “ and I saw the beast (Israelites) and the kings of the earth and their armies, gathered together to make war against him (Jesus) that sat on the horse, and against his army (Romans). Most people will not argue that the man on the horse was Jesus, because Rev 19:11-16 leaves no doubt that it was Jesus on the horse. Jesus army was the Romans, because his old bride had committed adultery, crucified him and killed his saints and apostles and now he was using the Roman armies to destroy his old bride and their city. Knowing this when you read Rev 19:19 it is obvious the beast and his armies were on one side and Jesus and his armies (The Roman armies) were on the other side. That means neither Nero nor Titus could have been the beast. In the next verse in Rev 19:20 the beast was taken and with him the false prophet and they were cast alive into the lake of fire. Nero nor Titus were cast alive into the Lake of Fire. Nero committed suicide years before the war and Titus died and was not cast alive into the lake of fire either. The Israelites that rejected Christ were the ones that were in the lake of fire, which was the fires of Jerusalem burning in 70 A.D. In the old testament and in the new Testament the prophets would prophecy to Kings false prophecies because they didn't want to hear the truth. In verse 20, the false prophet was Israel. In the old testament the Gentiles were considered unclean and beasts. In the new testament the Israelites that rejected Jesus and his new covenant he divorced and his new people were the Gentiles and remnant of Jews that he spared. Now it was his old bride that had become the beast. Rev. 19 is the beginning of the story of the wedding feast. God invites the fowls to gather unto the supper of the great God in verse 17 God kills the remnant that rejected him, and the fowls were filled with their flesh, according to verse 21,. What's interesting is that they dined on the flesh of Kings, captains, and horses according to verse 18. If this were future, then they would not be dining on Kings. They would be dining on soldiers. Kings do not go to war literally. They send their soldiers to war. There are hardly any kings left in the world today. They would also not be dining on horses. because we have tanks and vehicles now. Remember futurists it can not be symbolic, because you believe that you are suppose to take bible prophecy literally.

Ecclesiastes 3:16-19

16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves ar

17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that Gode beasts.

19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity

Wound by a sword and healed

Many have speculated on who the beast is will be or was. When you read Rev. 13:2-4 You see that the beast was wounded with a sword and that wound was healed causing the world (age) to wonder after the beast and to worship the dragon (Satan). When you read in Jeremiah which I have the scriptures below, you will see that it was Israel that was wounded with a sword when she was taken into captivity by the Babylonian army for 70 years. Sometimes especially in Bible prophecy the Bible gives a duel prophecy. I believe Jeremiah and rev are good examples of this. Besides the Bible says, first comes the natural (or first) and then the spiritual (second).The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual 1 Cor 15:46 The reason I think he does this is to conceal the spiritual meaning so his people can find it out. A good example is when Israel was healed when God brought her back to their land and restored their temple first naturally and then spiritually during the Jewish Roman war on the last day. Below I have color coordinated the scriptures in Revelation so you can find the matching colors in Jeremiah and see it was speaking about Israel. I did not put all of Rev 13 only the scriptures relevant to this subject.

The Beast Out of the Sea REVELATION

Rev 13:2-4 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion (Below I have an article explaining what this symbolizes.) And the dragon (Satan) gave him his power and his throne and great authority. 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. 4they worshiped the dragon (Satan) because he gave his authority to the beast; (Israel) and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?"

Rev 13:5-6 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months (3 ½ yrs the trib was from 66 ½ to 70 A.D exactly 3 ½ yrs. The first 3 ½ years was the 1st h half of Dan. 70th week, when Jesus preached the new covenant message until he was cut off in the mist of the week). 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. Rev 10- “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed[c] with the sword, with the sword they will be killed.” In 12 whose fatal wound had been healed In 14- It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.

Jer 30:12-18, 22-24 GOD SPEAKING TO ISREAL JEREMIAH

12 For thus saith the Lord, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.13 There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy,(This is speaking first of what God caused Babylon to do to Jerusalem, the temple, the Israelite naturally, and spiritually to the unbelieving Israelite jews who he would not heal but be killed by the Romans in 70 A.d.) with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased.15 Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey .( This appears to be a prophecy of first the natural unbelieving Israelites who were persecuting the prophets Jeremiah Isaiah ect., and second the spiritual unbelieving Jews persecuting christians that were going to be devoured, and the Israelites were, by natural Babylon and then the Jews were by spiritual Babylon/ Jerusalem ).For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, ( this is speaking of healing Israel by restoring them back to Jerusalem & building again their temple and Israelite remnant believing Jews being spiritually restored in 70Ad).saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, (After he says he will heal them of their wounds he calls them Zion so we know it was Israel that was slain)whom no man seeketh after18 Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents (this says that they again wil go into captivity.This happened twice first the natural when Babylon captured them and second the spiritual when the Romans captured them in 70 Ad.) and have mercy on his dwelling places; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof. (First naturally the city was built after Babylon captivity, second the spiritual city the new Jerusalem church was built upon the ruins of the Jewish Roman war ruins of Jerusalem city)Jer 31:2 Thus saith the Lord, The people which were left of the sword not killed found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, ( first they were naturally in the wilderness and then spiritually it was Israel believing Jewish church woman that was chased in the wilderness that God had grace on. when I went to cause him to rest Jesus healed the wound 1st by bringing them back to Jerusalem and 2nd spiritually when he gave his people rest by 1. Died on the Cross 2. Brought the new covenant 3 Came at Pentecost and made his dwelling place or abode within his people & this gave his people rest and this was all established in 70 Ad.

I can see why most dispensationalists (future rapture believers) believe that Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 beast from the sea is the following group of Gentile nations, but they dont understand the first comes the natural and then the spiritual concept. I believe that this group is actually the first natural group of beast, but the spiritual are Israelite beasts, which are the real beasts from the sea. Here is the list

The natural Beasts in Daniel 7 which came out of the sea?

This beast in Revelation 13, which also comes out of the sea.

  1. A leopard body (Greece);
    2. Bear feet (Media Persia),
    3. A lion's mouth, (Babylon)
    4. The terrible beast (Roman)


    The real spiritual Beasts are listed in the article below from

             This is excerpts from the article The 4 Beast Vision by Mr. Colin Heath-
                           http://www.bibleinsight.com/beasts.htmln

THE GREAT SEA - The great sea represents the multitude of people
supported by the national structure of the 12 tribes. (Note, Jude 13
where 'raging waves of the sea' represents people. Also in Rev 17:15
we observe the symbol 'waters' used to represent groups of people.) 


The four beasts which arise from this Great Sea, arise out of Israel!

Hence, depicting four different 'kingdom' forms of Israel.


To try and identify the four beasts, one has to reflect upon the biblical
history of Israel and also consider other relevant prophecies.
The 1st Beast Lion with eagle's Wings 
The first beast is presented in 2 forms:

     - like a lion with eagle's wings

     - like a lion standing on 2 feet with the heart of a man.

The first form emphasizes strength and movement. The promises made
initially by God to Abraham and Isaac were the source of the strength
of Jacob and his descendants.

The main thrust of the eagle symbolism is the journeying of the children
of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land.

    Exodus  19:4   You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and
                 how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you
                 to Myself.


The second form of the lion focuses upon the time immediately following
the settlement of the children of Israel in the Promised Land. The eagle
wings were removed from the lion and it was made to stand on two feet
(presumably both sides of the river Jordan).

A man's heart was given to the lion, symbolizing a heart which was soft,
but also a heart which could become hard and rebel against God.

2nd Beast a Bear with 3 ribs 

The second beast is like a bear raised up on one side with 3 ribs in its
mouth (between it's teeth). It was told to devour much flesh.

The Aramaic "and side one appointed/established" has been commonly thought
to refer to the raising up of one side of the body of the bear.

However, in the history of Israel there is the unexpected separate
establishment of the 10 tribed house of Israel as a separate kingdom.
(Refer 1 Kings 11:9,13,29-40; 12:1-16; 2Chr 10:1-19.)

And so the former 12 tribed nation of Israel came to an end and Israel
became a 10 tribed nation (quite separate from the Judean kingdom ruled
by the descendants of David). 


The promise of an enduring kingdom was made to Jeroboam if he heeded
all the commandments of God.  Refer 1 Kings 11:37-39. 

After failure to obey God, failure to devour the Word of God, the
household of Jeroboam was brought to an end (1 Kings 15:29-30). The
same fate befell the subsequent households of Baasha (1 Kings 16:11-13)
and Ahab (2 Kings 10:1-11).


In the end failure to consume the Word of God caused God to cast this
kingdom of Israel out of His sight. 

The third beast was like a leopard and had 4 bird wings and 4 heads.

And -
Dominion was given to it.

  [ NB: It may be thought that this beast should be shown with
        four pairs of wings, because of the four heads. However,
        it can be seen from other examples that wings are counted
        individually, refer Isa 6:2, Ezek 1:6, Rev 4:8 & 12:14. ]


This beast is a representation of the kingdom established by Josiah.
While Josiah was crowned the king of Judah, he exerted his authority
over the land formerly occupied by the house of Israel.
Refer, 2Chr 34:6-7. (Hence the comment, "dominion was given to it".) 


The arrival of King Josiah was predicted by a prophet of God hundreds
of years before Josiah's actual birth.

    1Kings 13:2  Then he cried out against the altar by the word
                 of the LORD, and said, "O altar, altar! Thus says
                 the LORD: 'Behold, a child, Josiah by name, shall
                 be born to the house of David; and on you he shall
                 sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn
                 incense on you, and men's bones shall be burned on
                 you'".

King Josiah was a highly noteworthy king!

    2Kings 23:25 Now before him there was no king like him, who
                 turned to the LORD with all his heart, with all
                 his soul, and with all his might, according to
                 all the Law of Moses; nor after him did any arise
                 like him.


Following the death of Josiah, four of his descendants reigned as kings
and they each experienced captivity in a foreign land. These were;

                 1)  Jehoahaz (2Kings 23:31-34)
                 2)  Eliakim renamed Jehoiakim (2Kings 23:34, 2Chr 36:6)
                 3)  Jehoiachin also named Coniah (2Kings 24:8,12)
                 4)  Mattaniah renamed Zedekiah (2Kings 24:17,25:7).

This beast is presented with two pairs of bird like wings, because
these four kings were all carried off as captives to either Babylon
or Egypt.


The line of Zerubbabel, who led the return from captivity, was traced
traced through King Jehoiachin (refer Matt 1:11-16.) It was through
Zerubbabel and later descendants that the life of this kingdom was
preserved. 
The 4th Beast 
The last beast was dreadful, terrible and strong and possessed huge iron
teeth. With these teeth and its feet it was devouring, breaking and
trampling what was left.

This beast is described as taking 2 forms:

     - ten horns

     - seven horns and a little horn.

This 4th beast is initially introduced with the comment, "I saw in the

night visions" (Dan 7:7). Daniel had already documented in Dan 7:1-2
that the vision came to him by night, so this later comment suggests
the beginning of a period of end-time spiritual darkening.

This 10 horn entity is described as having teeth of iron and nails of
bronze. This suggests the presence of elements of the 3rd and 4th parts
of the Daniel chapter 2 statue.

The first 3 horns appear to portray the Jewish faith - a reflection of
the three divisions of Levi who attended the tabernacle, Numbers 3:17,
25-26,30-31,36-37.
The latter 7 horns, the Christian faith - a reflection of the seven
lampstands amongst which the Son of Man stands, Rev 1:12-13, and the
7 horns of the Christ lamb, Rev 6:6.  

This union of 10 kings/kingdoms sets about verbally attacking other
smaller non-aligned church groups desiring to teach the word of God.


So in summary, this 4th beast appears to be a Jewish/Christian composite
of denominations, which join together with the aim of becoming the only
organisation to represent God. These, through the vehicle of this beast,
 oppress and persecute dissenting groups. (Which was the 7 christian half)TG

7 HORNS + LITTLE HORN

The second stage of the 4th beast arose when the little horn appeared on
the scene and displaced the leaderships ('kings') of the first 3 horns.
The period 'a month and a year' expires with the appearance of the little
horn and the Great Tribulation began.
This little horn speaks great words
and has eyes. These factors make him
greater than the remaining 7 horns,
Daniel 7:20.

This little horn brings persecution
upon the saints for the symbolic
duration of '3.5 times' (3 ½ year tribulation 66 ½ to 70 A.D)TG (Dan 7:25).

The symbolic displacing of the 3 horns by the little horn represents
Satan gaining control of the Jewish faith. A number of other prophecies
portray this event as the end-time fall of Jerusalem. The Satanic entity
accomplishes this victory with the assistance of the 'armies' of the (Romans)TG

Upon the expiry of the period appointed for the rulership of the little
horn, the 4th beast kingdom was given to the saints of God.

A SEASON AND A TIME

To truly understand this Daniel 7 prophecy it is necessary to also
consider the only time period provided.


    Dan    7:12  As for the rest of the beasts, they had their
                 dominion taken away, yet their lives were
                 prolonged for a season and a time.

- A Season and a Time -

  'SEASON'
  The word 'season' in the text is being used in an indefinite  
  sense, rather than as a representation of 3 months. The word
  'season' could therefore be equally rendered 'period' or
  'interval'. 
  
  'TIME'
  The word 'time' is the same word found in Dan 4:16, where it
  is commonly considered to mean 'year'.
What span of time is being defined by 'a season and a time'?


Obviously this period of prolonged life must begin with the removal of
dominion from the 3rd kingdom. However, when this period expires is less
apparent.  

Having already considered that the first 3 horns of the 4th beast are
Jewish, suggests that this period of prolonged/lengthened life ends
when the 3 horns are removed by the little horn.


There is an indication in the book of Zechariah that three shepherds
are removed in a symbolic month.


    Zech  11:8   I dismissed the three shepherds in one month.
                 My soul loathed them, and their soul also
                 abhorred me.


    [ The period of a month is also mentioned twice in
      chapter 6 of the prior chapter, Daniel 6:7,12. However, in
      this context any symbolic meaning would seem better suited
      to the time of the little horn. ] 


The period of a 'month' is mentioned adjacent to the term 'year' in;


    Rev   9:15  So the four angels, who had been prepared
                for the hour and day and month and year,
                were released to kill a third of mankind.


There is a suggestion that the Daniel 7:12 'a season and a year' could
be understood as 'a month and a year'.


A possible meaning;

          symbolic month - duration of Babylonian(/Jerusalem representing spiritual Babylon captivity of 70 A.D)TG

          plus

          symbolic year  - duration of the bands of bronze and iron
                           on the Great Tree


Beast and False prophet Revelation 13 sea beast-land beast 666 
Excerpts from this website. I do not agree with everything he believes, because he believes some things are yet future and I believe they are fulfilled. 
By Colin Heath http://www.bibleinsight.com/rev13.html


Chapter 13 of the book of Revelation has long hidden its teaching, but

it is time it was made clearer. 


Revelation 13 presents descriptions of two beasts,

                    - a beast from the sea (verse 1)
                    - a beast from the land (verse 11).


These are often rightly linked to the entities beast and false prophet 
(entities mentioned in Revelation 16:13, 19:20 and 20:10).


Associated with these beasts is the number 666 (verse 18).

BEAST FROM THE SEA - 'BEAST'

A number of details are presented in the Revelation text which assist
the reader in identifying this beast.

            - Mention of leopard, bear and lion.
            - 7 heads, 10 horns, 10 crowns on horns.
            - One of the heads mortally wounded, but
              healed. 
            - Duration of '42 months' after the healing
              of the wound.
            - It wars against the saints and is given
              authority.
            - 666 is the number of the beast and a man.


Many commentators discussing this beast rightly start with a consideration
of the lion, bear and leopard beasts presented in Daniel chapter 7. Since
these beasts have historically been considered as representations of the
Babylonian, Medo-Persian and Greek Empires, the 'beast' is usually assumed
to depict a Gentile arrangement. However, this is where fundamental error
creeps in. Few fully appreciate that the greater teachings of the book of
Daniel were cloaked within a Gentile guise to conceal God's message.  


The focal point of all biblical prophecy is the entity known as 'Israel'!

Scripture records that 'Israel' was the firstborn son of God, refer
Exodus 4:22.


With this different approach how should we view the 7 heads, 10 horns and
10 crowns?


The prophecy tells us that one of the heads had been 'mortally wounded'
and 'healed'. The major historical wound of Israel was the fall of the
final remnant kingdom of the once proud national of Israel to the
Kingdom of Babylon. This deadly wound was healed thereafter by God.
However, after this healing Israel was no more than a shadow of it's
former self. Still, it retained some power since it preserved the
Scriptures and represented what remained of the Old Covenant faith. 


Therefore with this prophetic approach the 7 heads would portray 7
past/future Israelite kingdoms. The 7 kings of Rev 17:10 (five fallen,
one is, one to come) and the 7 heads of Daniel chapter 7 (1 lion, 1 bear,
4 leopard and 1 fourth beast) being implied.

  
The 10 horns and 10 crowns can be explained by returning to Daniel
chapter 7. They are the 10 kingdoms and 10 kings of the final beast
form of Israel. 

The Beast Elements

The knowledge of the timing of the deadly wound enables us to correctly
place in time the rise of the first three beasts mentioned in Daniel
chapter 7; the lion, the bear and the leopard beasts. The allusion in
Rev 13:2 to a composite Lion/Bear/Leopard beast suggests the true
original Lion, Bear and Leopard forms all arose in Israel before the
wound was inflicted.
The healed head mentioned in Revelation was the head of the Judean king
Jehoiachin. It is from this king that the rulership line was maintained;
from this line Jesus Christ traced his kingly ancestry (refer Matt 1:12
'Jeconiah').

The 'rising up out of the sea' description of the origin of the healed
beast is alluding to its appearing from the nations, mainly from Babylon.

The text of Revelation 13 mentions that the beast from the sea is the one
which kills the saints. This has indeed been the action of the leaders of
Israel.

    Acts   7:51  You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears!
                 You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers
                 did, so do you.
            :52  Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute?
                 And they killed those who foretold the coming of the
                 Just One, ...

Number 666

The name/number of the beast from the sea is said to also be the number
of a man (Rev 13:17-18). Obviously Israel is the name of a nation, which
but also of a symbolic son of God (recall Exodus 4:22). 
At a lesser level we know that Jacob's name was changed by God to 'Israel',
refer Gen 32:27-28).
However, the number 666 also suggests 2nd lesser connection to another
actual person, King Solomon!. 


The number '666' is presented in some received texts as "600 60 6".
While the bible almost always records numbers (both small and large)
in word form (eg 'two hundred and seventy-six' in Acts 27:37) in this
case the number is recorded in the numeric form (where letters are used
to represent numbers).



   = Chi    = 600 
   = Xi     =  60
   = Stigma =   6


The number '666' is referred to in 3 other places.

     - Ezra 2:13 - number of the people of Adonikam who
                   returned to Jerusalem from Babylon
 
     - 1 Kings 10:14 - '666 talents of gold'

     - 2 Chron  9:13 - '666 talents of gold'


The last two references are relevant. Both refer to a fixed annual
income received every year by Solomon. The source of this income is
not stated, but a number of possible sources are excluded.

    1King 10:15  besides that from the traveling merchants, from
                 the income of traders, from all the kings of Arabia,
                 and from the governors of the country.

The fixed nature of this income suggests a 'rental income' and indeed
Solomon was the recipient of a significant rental income from many
large vineyards.

    Song   8:11  Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon; he leased
                 the vineyard to keepers; everyone was to bring
                 for its fruit a thousand silver coins.
            :12  My own vineyard is before me. You, O Solomon,
                 have a thousand, and those who tend its fruit
                 two hundred (each).

This rental income was also alluded to in Isaiah.

    Isa    7:23  It shall happen in that day, that wherever there
                 could be a thousand vine(yards)s worth a thousand
                 (mina each) of silver, It will be for briers
                 and thorns.

These verses indicate that in the time of Solomon;

  1,000 silver x 1,000 vineyards x 200 people = 200 million silver pieces
                                              = 1 million silver mina
                                              = 666 gold talents


  [ Notes  1)  Indicates that each 200 silver pieces received
               composed a silver mina. (Refer the shekel
               discussion in the 'Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin'
               prophecy presentation.)   
           2)  For 1 million silver mina to equate to 666 gold
               talents a deflated value for silver would be
               necessary. During the reign of Solomon silver
               was indeed in excess supply and undervalued.
               1 Kings 10:27 "And the king made silver to be
               in Jerusalem as stones"
           3)  The word for 'calculate' or 'count' in Rev 13:18
               is Strongs G5585 and means to 'use pebbles in
               enumeration'. (So is interesting that the above
               1 Kings 10:27 verse compares silver to stones.) ]


From the above verses it appears that Solomon, as king of Israel, had
control of Israel's vineyards and rented them to whom he pleased. In
the same way the future beast would control who would be permitted to
control the spiritual vineyard of God. In other words, who would be able
to 'trade' in the wine/teachings of God.
 

  
Identifying the beast of Revelation 13:1-10 as various forms of the
entity 'Israel' helps place the second beast in perspective.    

BEAST FROM THE LAND - 'FALSE PROPHET'

The beast from the land is not directly identified in the Revelation
13 chapter as the False Prophet, but the comparison to the following
verse strongly suggests this conclusion.

    Rev   19:20  Then the beast was captured, and with him the
                 false prophet who worked signs in his presence,
                 by which he deceived those who received the
                 mark of the beast and those who worshiped his
                 image.


The main actions of the beast from the land are;

                 1)  Causing the creation of a more tangible
                     image of the first beast.
                 2)  Ensuring this image is worshiped.

(The false prophet is Israel because all throughout the old and new Testament it was Israel that prophesied lies to Gods Kings, priest, people.I will soon finish an article full of scriptures of Israelites false prophesying. T.G.)                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

END-TIME IMAGE OF THE BEAST

The negative description of the beast after the mention of the 42 months,
ie after verse 5, appears to relate to the yet future end-time form brought
into existence by the beast from the land.

It will be a beast (it was a beast that was a T.G.) blasphemous religious organization which will seek to bring (which did seek to bring T.G.)
the people of God into spiritual captivity. So in this way many will be (Was T.G.)
symbolically marked in their minds (foreheads) and religious work (right
hand).

People and groups which do (Did T.G.) not 'fall into line' will (Were to T.G.) be dis-fellowshipped
and otherwise suppressed (symbolically killed). This organization will (Did T.G.) seek
to fully control God's vineyard work.  

In real terms this chapter is talking about the creation of the 10 horned
(Daniel 7:7) future (Past T.G.) 'image' form of Israel. A composite Jewish/Christian
organization which all spiritual tribes, tongues and nations, ie Jewish
and Christian groups, will (were T.G.) be expected to worship.

END-TIME RELEVANCE

Many reading the Revelation chapter 13 prophecy consider the text is
describing the final corrupt situation prior to the establishment of
the Kingdom of God.

However, the Daniel chapter 7 portrayal shows (showed T.G) a further truly Satanic
era will (Did .G.) follow this period of religious dictatorship. It shows (shows T.G.) that
a little horn (Satan T.G.) will (did T.G) arise, plucking out 3 horns,(3 horns were The first 3 horns appear to portray the Jewish faith Dan 7:1-2 T.G.) and speak pompous words
against the Most High.

It is during this time that those religious leaders who have led into
captivity will (were T.G.) themselves go into captivity, when those who have killed
with the sword (word of God) will themselves be killed.(They did go into captivity in 70 A.D. T.G.)


In summary Revelation chapter 13 is describing several successive periods
of time.

               -  Lion, bear and leopard era
               -  Healed 42 months beast form (42 months represented 3 ½ years trib T.G.)
               -  End-time 'image of the original beast'
               -  Time of vengeance upon the beast 

Scriptures where Israelites represents a beast-

Beast 14,21

Jer 10: 14,21 Every man is a [h]beast by his own knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his melting is but falsehood, and there is no breath therein. 22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the [n]North country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.

Jer 9:10-11 10 Upon the [i]mountains will I take up a weeping and a lamentation, and upon the fair places of the wilderness a mourning, because they are burnt up, so that none can pass through them, neither can men hear the voice of the flock: both the fowl of the air, and the beast(unbelieving Jews) are fled away and gone.

11 And I will make Jerusalem an heap, and a den of dragons (Demons), and I will make the cities of Judah waste without an inhabitant.

In 70 A.D. the unbelieving Jews were either killed or taken away as slaves and Judah was a waste without an inhabitant of Gods people. The Jews that are there today are not actually Jewish bloodline out of their own mouths and writings. It is well known that they are Gentiles that converted to Judaism back in the 7th century. Before that they were Khazar's Edomites.

4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds, because they said, [e]He will not see our last end. 5 If thou hast run with the [f]footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou match thyself with horses? and if thou thoughtest thyself safe in a peaceable land, what wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

9 Shall mine heritage be unto me, as a bird [i]of divers colors? are not the birds about her, saying, Come, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to eat her?

This is not referring to literal beast and birds, but the Israelites. 

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