The Beast from the Sea (Verses 1-10):
A beast with seven heads and ten horns rises from the sea, wielding great authority and uttering blasphemies against God. The world marvels and follows the beast, giving their allegiance. The beast is allowed to wage war against the saints and to conquer them, exercising authority for 42 months.
The Beast from the Earth (Verses 11-18):
Another beast comes up from the earth, performing great signs and wonders. This second beast makes the earth's inhabitants worship the first beast and constructs an image to it. He causes all to receive a mark on their right hand or forehead, without which they cannot buy or sell.
The Mark of the Beast (Verses 16-18):
The second beast imposes the mark or the name of the first beast, making it a condition for commerce. This section closes with a call for wisdom to calculate the number of the beast, which is 666.
Revelation 13 unfolds as a dark drama, showcasing the rise of two beasts that serve the dragon, symbolizing Satan. These beasts wield tremendous power and lead many astray, challenging the faithful through persecution and deception. The chapter introduces the notorious "mark of the beast," posing serious ethical and spiritual dilemmas. It serves as a stern warning, urging discernment and steadfastness in faith during times of cosmic and earthly conflict.

Revelation 13

1  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, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

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 power, and his seat, and great authority.

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.

4  And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

5  And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6  And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9  If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10  He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the 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.

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.

13  And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles 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.

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.

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:

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.

18  Here is wisdom. 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.

End of Revelation 13

1 Year Plan:  Dec 18 - Mic 7; Nah 1,  Rev 13 [next day]

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