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.