Interpreting the Earth Beast of Rev. 13 by the criteria in divinely given interpretations of the four preceding Beasts as revealed in Daniel and the Apocalypse.
(Dan 7:3-6) And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. The first was like a lion… the …second like to a bear… and the third …like a leopard…
Compare this with: (Rev 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.
We notice that all of these beasts come up from the same place, the sea. We also notice that all of these beast powers were original in themselves and only incorporated the others when they conquered them consecutively. The Fourth Beast devours the three beasts that were before it and therefore inherits the attributes of the three before it: leopard… bear… and lion. (v.2)
1. Each of these sea beasts, as they were introduced was an original power in the earth. Continue reading Interpreting the Earth Beast of Revelation 13 →