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Written in code, Revelation 13:10

It would seem that most of Revelation is written in code.An example of that would be: Beasts with multiple heads; all of which represent empires, kingdoms and rulers, but you are not given the rules to break the code directly. If I only looked at verse 10 in the KJV it comes across as a riddle and takes a very different meaning from many other translations. The question is, which one is right? He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. (Revelation 13:10 KJV) One might assume that the one that is leading others into captivity would be the Antichrist and since Islam is one the leading advocates of beheading by sword, they fit the mold quite nicely as the ones doing the killing by sword. In this modern world we live in where advancements in technology are rapidly changing and improving the way we kill people, why the sword? The sword within Islam almost takes on a religio…

all those dwelling in the earth will worship it, Revelation 13:8

Revelation 13:8 LITV And all those dwelling in the earth will worship it, those of whom the names had not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb having been slain from the foundation of the world. Several things jump out at me as I read this. The statement is implying that there is only two classes of people on the earth at this point. A. Those that worship the beast B. Believers in Yeshua, those whose names are written in the Book of Life. Is this really the situation? I am not trying to challenge God but I wish to better understand because I have read other passages that make me believe that this is not the case. As I was writing my notes, not having a good concordance in front of me, I questioned if the word All as used here was valid. There are several things that fuel my challenge: Dake's feels strongly that the beast will not have a global reign The book of Daniel records that Nebuchadnezzar had a statue built and demanded that everyone bow before it. We are told …

The Mouth that roared. Revelation 13:5-7

Revelation 13:5 KJV 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. “There was given ...”The word given is the Greek word didōmi; reduplicated from the root δο- do-; to give(in various senses lit. or fig.): - add (1), allow (2), bestowed (4), cause So one might say the beast was: given allowed bestowed with or caused to To what? We will get to that.  If the beast, in this passage, is not a man, then who or what is being given a spokesman/mouth? Think about it. The dragon gives the beast not only power, but now either the beast or some aspect of the beast is given a spokesman.  In one of my recent posts we gained a strong visual description of a beast. I believe that though not defined, this is the same beast, and it looks nothing like a man.
Revelation 13:1-2 KJV 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 crown…