Revelation 13-14

v. 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. . .”

[This beast appears in other places in the bible. It seems impossible that there would be no connection between them, even though they are not always described in exactly the same way:]

(When this beast RISES UP it has “ten crowns” on its horns, but in the 12:3 vision it only had “seven crowns.”)

[POSSIBLE EXPLANATION:] Daniel 7:7-8 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”

Daniel 7:15-24 (17) “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.”

(20) “And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things. . . .”

(v. 24) “And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.”

Revelation 12:3 “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.”

17:3 “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.”

v. 7 “And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.”

v. 9 “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.”

v. 10-11 “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.”

v. 12-14 “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”

[IN SUMMARY:] The “beasts” are “kings”, and the “horns” are “kings”that rise up out of the last world kingdom.

(Genesis 41:26 “The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.”)

Revelation 17:15 “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.”

v. 16 “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.”

“and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads . . .”

[Remember that the (Daniel 7) third beast had four heads.]

“the name of blasphemy.” (Compare this with the same beast in Revelation which has more than one name:)

Revelation 17:3 “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.”

v. 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.”

Daniel 7:3-6 “And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. The first . . . a lion, . . . a second, like to a bear . . . After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard. . . .”

v. 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.”

[Remember John, when seeing “THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS”, did the same thing:]

(Revelation 17:6-7 “. . . when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”)

v. 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?” [foolish losers asking questions]


Isaiah 63:1 “Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”

[Bozrah is a city associated with Edom. Edom is associated with Esau and Moab. The Edomites are wicked and ancient enemies of Israel, the descendants of the rejected brother of Jacob .]

[HISTORY:] Genesis 25:30 “And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.”

Genesis 32:3 “And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.”

36:1 “Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.”

v. 8 “Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.”

v.19 “These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their dukes.”

Exodus 15:15 “Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.” (The Lord is lumping them together.)

(Psalm 108:9 “Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.”)

Numbers 20:14-20 “And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.” (Edom vexed Israel during their difficult time of passage.)

21:4 “And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.”

(Jeremiah 48:20-29 “We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.”) [If you want an education, read all of chapter 48!]

(Jeremiah 49:13 “For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.”

(This would be like pronouncing a prophecy against San Francisco, New York, and Miami.)

(49:22 “Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.”)

Revelation 17:14 “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them. . . .”

19:11 “And . . . in righteousness he doth judge and make war.”

v. 5 “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things . . .”

(Remember:) Daniel 7:8 “. . . in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”

Daniel 7:11 “. . . I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake. . . .”

(The word, “great” does not mean “good.” It can mean “huge,” as in:

Ezekiel 16:26 “great of flesh” (The Egyptians were fat.)

Jonah 1:17 “Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.”

In Revelation 13:5, Antichrist’s words are “great” in the sense that they are magnificently powerful; as in:

Matthew 6:23 “If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!”

7:27 “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”

8:24 “And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea. . . .”

Revelation 14:8 “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city. . . .”

17:18 “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”

“and blasphemies . . .” (This word is significant. What does it mean?)

QUESTION: What is the definition of blasphemy?

(1) The Vain Use of the Name of God (The Lord holds his name up very high.)

Exodus 20:7 “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”

Leviticus 24:10-16,23 “. . . he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death. . . .”

(2) Bringing the Lord Down and Making Him Contemptible

Psalm 139:20 “For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.”

74:10 “O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?”

(3) Giving Worship To Any Besides God

Isaiah 65:7 “. . . your fathers . . . burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills. . . .”

(4) Receiving Worship As Though God

Acts 12:21-23 “And the people gave a shout [to Herod], saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.”

10:25-26 “But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.” (Peter would not allow it.)

Revelation 19:10 “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not . . . .”

22:9 “Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not . . . worship God.” (Heavenly angels will not allow it.)

(5) Claiming the Nature, Power, Position, or Title of God by Anyone Who Is Not God

Matthew 9:2-3 “. . . Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.”

[As the “pope” claims the title, (1) “Holy Father” (John 17:11), blaspheming God, the Father;

(2) “a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec” (Hebrews 5, 6, & 7) blaspheming the Son of God; and

(3) “takes the place of Christ on earth” (John 14:26; 15:26; & 16:7), blaspheming the Holy Spirit.]

(Matthew 12:31 “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”)

(Luke 12:10 “And whosoever . . . blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.”)

2nd Thessalonians 2:3-4 “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (Antichrist — like the Caesars and the “popes”.)

“and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”

v. 6 “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme [1] his name, and [2] his tabernacle, and [3] them that dwell in heaven.”

QUESTION: What is “his tabernacle” in this verse? (Of course we know of the old testament “tabernacle” referred to repeatedly even in the new testament, but there is another biblical use of this word.)


2nd Corinthians 5:1 “our earthly house of this tabernacle” [that is, our fleshly bodies]

v. 4 “For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.”

Hebrews 9:8 “The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing. . . .”

QUESTION: What is implied by the term “first tabernacle”?

ANSWER: The term implies (at the least) that there will be a second tabernacle

[The use of the term “first tabernacle” implies at least one more to come after it.]

2nd Peter 1:13 “Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up. . . .” [“this body”]

v. 14 “Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle. . . .” [“die”]

Ephesians 2:18-22 “In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

1st Peter 2:5 “Ye also . . . are built up a spiritual house. . . ”

1st Corinthians 3:16,17 “. . . ye are the temple. . . ”

v. 9 “For . . . ye are God’s building.”

[IN SUMMARY (and said a different way):] Satan blasphemes (1) God’s name, (2) God’s possession on earth, which is “them that dwell” on earth, and (3) God’s possession “in heaven”, which is “them that dwell in heaven.”]

QUESTION: Of the three listed things here, which is the one that Satan can get his hands on?

ANSWER: Number 2, “them that dwell” on earth, and this is just what the next verse details.

v. 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.” (The problem for most folks, is that this verse is just too clear!)

Λ Daniel 7:21 “I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them. . . .”

[”Pre-Tribbers” have to invent several (at least two, sometimes three and four) resurrections. It goes like this:]

1) “the church” [Christ comes in the clouds but stays in the clouds in the “secret rapture” for the church only, “before anything bad happens.”] (NONE of this slop is in the bible!)

2) “old testament saints” (no such term in the bible) [includes Abraham, Sarah, David, Noah, Ezekiel, Jacob, etc.]

(“Pre-Tribbers” think they should go before these UNIMPORTANT people.)

3) “tribulation saints” [They INVENTED this term to make “saints” NOT include “the church.” (How sick!)]

Λ (See: 1st Corinthians 12:13 “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”)

v. 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.”

QUESTION: Does this verse say, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him.”?

ANSWER: No! It does not! (If it had said that, then it would be a false statement.)

(1) Verse 8 describes the future of everyone on earth “whose names are not written in the book of life”.

(2) Verse 7 described the future of those whose names WERE written in the book of life.

(3) The exception, given by implication in verse 8 (those whose names ARE written in the book of life), ceases to be an exception at all unless those of the exception were on earth, which is the reason for declaring the exception, and also the fact that makes the exception worth paying attention to?

v. 9 “If any man have an ear, let him hear.” (That is, “Pay attention, here!”)

v. 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.”

Λ [Compare this with the Nuremberg defense, that, “We were just following orders.”]

QUESTION: Suppose you, a born-again Christian, are working for the BATF, or you’re in the army, police force, or national guard, and you’re ordered to round up certain Christians to detention camps: is this a problem for you?

v. 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 is a description of “the false prophet” rising to power, without mentioning him by his title.]

[Just as there are “many antichrists” but one “antichrist”,

(see: 1st John 2:18 “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”);

so are there also “many false prophets”

(1st John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”);

but only one who is “the false prophet”:

Revelation 16:13 “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.”]

v. 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.”

(1) That “power” that is exercised, comes from Satan. (See v. 4)

(2) We might rightly call this beast “the second beast” (this biblical term is used for other purposes), since he comes AFTER the beast called “the first beast before him”, although I am inclined to believe, by deduction, that this second “beast” possibly makes his appearance on the world scene before the first beast: consider the evidence.

(1) Satan is fanatic in being a copycat of the Lord (see bible study: “Satan”/Satan the Copycat); and the Lord’s trumpet man, John the Baptist, came before him, to prepare the way for him.

John 1:15 “John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.”

1:30 “This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.”

[John here acknowledges, while preparing the way for the one who comes “after” him (on earth), the Lord is, in every important way, greater than John, and spiritually speaking, was in fact before him. But John made his earthly appearance first on this occasion in being the point man for the Lord’s coming.]

(For years, Benjamin Creme has been heralding “Lord” Maitreya as “the Christ,” who has still not made an appearance, while Creme is seen rallying support everywhere.)

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

Revelation 19:20 “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”

20:10 “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

v. 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.”

QUESTION: When you read the words of the ambassador of the globalist leader saying, “make an image to the beast”, what comes to mind?

ANSWER: “ Exodus 20:4-6 comes to my mind.

and: Exodus 32:1-10 (4) “. . . he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”

and: Exodus 32:35 “And the Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.”

QUESTION: At what point will religious people wake up as Satan increasingly violates the word of God?

ANSWER: Why should they every wake up? Their life-long religious training taught them to ignore the word of God, when it comes to any matter of importance.

v. 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.”

v. 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:”

v. 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.”

v. 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.”

Chapter 14:

v. 1 “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion . . .”

[This clearly is the Lord, in the future, when he comes back in glory and power.]

“and with him an hundred forty and four thousand . . .” [These 144,000 were introduced in 7:4-8.]

“having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” [This was given in 7:3.]

v. 2 “And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters . . .”

Revelation 1:13-18 (15) “And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.”

Ezekiel 43:2 “And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.”

“and as the voice of a great thunder . . .”

2nd Samuel 22:14 “The Lord thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.”

Job 40:9 “Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?”

“and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:”

(Did you notice that their singing is accompanied by musical instruments?)

v. 3 “And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.”

v. 4 “These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.”

[First time “defiled” is used: Genesis 34:2 “And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.” (That is, he had illicit sex with her – fornication.)]

“These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.”

v. 5 “And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.”

[This is a remarkable statement to make about any man, much more so about 144,000 men.]

v. 6 “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,”

[Verses 6 – 11 here following, are the heavenly (or spiritual) view of what is accomplished by the two witnesses (Moses and Elijah) described earlier in chapter 11, verse 3:

Revelation 11:3 “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.”]

[The earthly view of what happens was given already in chapter 11; while the spiritual testimony of the power behind it, is given now in chapter 14. Seeing this spiritual viewpoint requires eyes to see; FOR EXAMPLE:

2nd Kings 2:1-12 “And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee. . . .”

6:8-17 “And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”

v. 7 “Saying with a loud voice, Fear God . . .” (Remember that what the angel is saying is “the everlasting gospel”.)

Ecclesiastes 12:13 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”

(Isn’t it interesting that the same phoney Christians who say, “We don’t even fear God!”, also say “We don’t even keep the commandments!”?)

“and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come . . .” [Time is just about up!]

“and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea . . .” [This portion of the verse re refers to the creation:]

Exodus 20:11 “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

“and the fountains of waters.” [This portion of the verse refers to the Lord’s destruction of his creation:]

Genesis 7:11 “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.”

v. 8 “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen . . .”


18:2 “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”

v.10 “Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.”

v. 21 “And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.”

16:19 “And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.”

“that great city . . .”

17:18 “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”

“because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”

18:3 “For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.”

17:15 “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.”

v. 9 “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,”

v. 10 “The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:”

v. 11 “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”

v. 12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

v. 13 “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”

14 “And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

15 “And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

16 “And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

17 “And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

18 “And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

19 “And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

20 “And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.