Summary: This is a study of chapter 13 in the book of Revelation. This is a controversial subject but takes a conservative approach to understanding the book.
Note: I used many sources to study this book, one of my favorites is Revelation: God’s Word for the Biblically-Inept by Daymond Duck and some out of different study bibles.
Title: The Beginning of the Age of the Antichrist
Text: Revelation 13:1-18
Note: Sometimes in the book of Revelation the Antichrist could represent a government or a person. This is because Satan is behind both and they are for one person
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 (10 kingdoms) , and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
beast is the final great world government 17:12, Dan 2:40-45; 7:24-25; 11:36-45
sea represents many nations-Revelation 17:15
probably the resurgence of something similar to the great Roman kingdom
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 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. (Revelation 17:8-11 AV)
Dragon-satan Rev 12:9
beast-antichrist, 1 John 2:18
sea-usually multitudes, Is 57:20, Rev 17:15
seven heads-1) seven world governments Dan 7:24,Rev 17:10 2) seven hills of world religions location Rev 17:9-10
ten horns-ten kingdoms, Rev 17:12
7) Revised Roman Empire (10 rules)
a) Canada and US
b) European Union-Western Europe
d) Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Pacific Islands
e) Latin America-Mexico, and Central and South America
f) North Africa and Middle East (Moslems)
g) Central Africa
h) South and Southeast Asia
i) Central Asia
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.
beast will gain the political and religious power of the world 17:13; Dan 7:4-6;8:25; 9:27
names for him: man of sin 2 Thes 2:3-4; anti Christ 1 John 2:18
He will make a covenant with Israel Dan 9:27
Description of these found in Dan 7:3-7
Some say the description is nations:
Leopard-Arab coalition, leopards are native to these areas
Mouth of lion-parrot each other, Nations established by England
There are many people who are calling for one world government and economy all I can think about is what happened the last time the whole world got together.
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.
It appears that he will be wounded but brought back to life again, this will probably show his power which is the power of Satan 2:14, 2Thes 2:9; Rev 12:8 obviously it will be under the allowance of God
Revelation 13:12, Rev 13, 14 same, wounded with a sword
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: (2 Thessalonians 2:11 AV)
God will allow them to believe a lie.
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?
The questions are answered in Revelation 19:11-16
Satan wants to be worshiped Is 14:13-14
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. (Matthew 15:14 AV)
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.
All being allowed by God. God allowed for a stage for the antichrist. this
occurs in four times in this verse and seven
Notice the words in chapter 13 gave and given. Given by whom? By God
Blasphemies Dan 7:8,11,20,25
Calls himself God 2 Thes 2:4
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
2) His name
3) His tabernacle
4) Them that dwell in heaven