Is the beast the antichrist?

I am sticking my neck out with this post. Luckily I’m not asking for money 8)

Is the beast the antichrist?

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.
Rev 13:2 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.
Rev 13:3 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.
Rev 13:4 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?

Who is the beast? The most popular view is that it is the antichrist. But is it really? By just reading the above mentioned verses, it seems like the beast is the “system” carrying the seven heads and ten horns. We know from other Scripture that the antichrist or little horn will rise from the ten horns. He is also known as the little horn. So the beast and the antichrist cannot be the same.

Now if we dissect these Scriptures even more, it looks like the beast is the world system that is against God. The seven heads has been explained previously as the seven empires that ruled the world while Israel was a country on its own. Five have fallen; the 6th is and will also be the 7th. They were Assyria, Egypt, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome who will also be the 7th as the revived Roman Empire or today known as the EU. So from the above Scripture we can conclude that the beast is a system and the 7th head is the EU.

Now the popular teaching is that the antichrist will be killed and resurrected. Is this what is written in these verses? No, it is not! One of the heads of the beast will be wounded to death. If the heads are political systems the conclusion can be made that an empire will suffer a deadly blow. Did it happen? Yes, Rome dissolved as unto death. It was never conquered by any army but just crumbled apart.

Now is it wrong to state that the current EU is the head that gets healed? Currently everybody is talking about the EU that will fail because of the economic crisis, but if they rise up, stronger than ever, will the economically stricken world not wonder after them? Remember, if so their power will come from the dragon with great deception.

My conclusion is that the beast is not a person, but a system. Do not wait for a person who is asking you to worship him, but rather for a system who ask you to follow an ungodly way to secure a better future for all. It can already be seen in Greenpeace and the Global Warming junk.

So in conclusion, you cannot have a beast with seven heads and ten horns rising from the sea and call the beast the antichrist and also one of the seven heads getting a deadly wound the antichrist while Daniel states that the little horn rising from within the ten horns, subduing three horns in the process is the antichrist. Somewhere we must decide who the actual man of sin is.

Comments and corrections most needed.

Wickus

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10 thoughts on “Is the beast the antichrist?

  1. Thanks Wickus – I have no criticism. I’ve been thinking on and praying about what Mr. Baldy had said about this the last few weeks. I can’t find any scripture that contradicts that reading of it. The scripture does not say that the first beast is a man with any clarity. It’s also quite clear that the 7 heads represent 7 kings or kingdoms – so why would the beast not be one of those kingdoms? Scripture interprets scripture better than any man can.

    So if the EU is the 7th – and receives a mortal wound (which it seems pretty close to if you read any of the economic reports) I am sure the world would marvel if by the work of some wise old statesman a grand plan was devised that would snatch the EU from certain death and stabilize the world economy. Surely the world would marvel at such a man?

    It also fits that the AC is not necessarily the head of some “one world government” as many have claimed. If he was – how would Gog and his allies attack Israel, how would the king of the north (IMHO the AC make war on the king of the south), who would come from the east across the dry Euphrates?

    He (the AC) may have authority over all people somehow – but it appears there will be other “kings” on the earth that seek to destroy him – before we ride with the one who is faithful and true who does destroy him. I can’t wait for that day – and you will all look smashing line white and pure. 🙂

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  2. Yes, I have also been thinking and praying on Mr Baldy’s thoughts. He has got a way to challenge ones pre-conceived ideas and force you to rethink them. And I agree with your thoughts Justasheep.We are on the same page on it.

    It just occurred to me that you will be the only one on this site that I will recognize in glory. I do not have a clue how the other people look.

    Wickus

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  3. I reckon the system is the Beast and if you look at it lately it is pretty wounded.
    I still think the 10 nations of the EU served its purpose.
    As far as the 10 kings is concerned then possibly the “Club of Rome” model is a viable option considering that covers the world geographically split into 10 regions which makes sense in a global world. Giving 10 nations of the EU power of the rest of the world doesn’t seem to fit without conflict happening everywhere but things can change real fast so we will know when we get there I suppose.

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  4. Here are a few things to consider if we are to look at the fact that the WEU/EU may just be the 1st beast that rises from the sea:

    1) The Disciple John, who wrote the book of Revelation warns us in 1 John 2:18:

    “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.”

    If you’ll notice John warns us that “the Antichrist is coming”. John never mentions the False Prophet. Nor is the word or term “Antichrist” even mentioned in the book of Revelation. The False Prophet is the one who is actually carrying out the “all the authority of the 1st beast” – he is further mentioned as the one who performs great signs, and deceives those who dwell on the earth – and he further causes all to receive the Mark of the Beast.

    So I ask……….since the False Prophet is exercising “all the authority” of the 1st Beast, and he is the one who is truly in power – could John, who has been given the vision of the Return of Christ be speaking of the coming Antichrist when he is referring to the False Prophet?

    I say that it very well could be so; in that we are warned of a coming Antichrist never a False Prophet. I believe that John has identified this False Prophet (who is the Antichrist in my humble opinion); and has labeled him such – because of the lying signs, and great wonders that he will perform as he takes control of a Beast System that has come back to power in the form of the EU.

    2) We also have to consider if Revelation 17:11-13 hasn’t been fulfilled with the dissolvement of the WEU.

    Revelation 17:11-13 reads:

    “11) The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. 12) The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13) These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.”

    What we have seen with the WEU is exactly what has been mentioned in the aforementioned verses. With the economic crisis now facing the EU, and “IF” what we are seeing is the fulfillment of Scripture – then the revelation of the Antichrist has to appear so that he can subdue 3 of the 10, and unite the entire Beast Empire.

    3) If we were to take a look at Daniel 7:21-25:

    “21) I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, 22) until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom. 23) “Thus he said: The fourth beast shall be A fourth kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break it in pieces. 24) The ten horns are ten kings Who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings. 25) He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law.
    Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.

    Folks, Daniel 7:21-21 which works in conjunction with Revelation 13 & 17 just about seals the deal for me. In my very humble opinion, both Daniel, and John are clearly talking about a Beast System, and a man – who is the “one” lone player in these prophesised events that shall take place. He alone will be in control for 3.5 years. Daniel clearly identifies the “horn” as the lone person who will make war against the saints until the Return of Christ.

    Is it no wonder that Christ warns the Church to be watchful? Most won’t be looking at what the Scriptures are actually saying – and they definately won’t be paying attention to what is going on in the World, because they expect to “SEE” what they have been taught to look for – and for now, those teachings appear to be very wrong.

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  5. I’ll be honest… I’m at a loss for words and action.

    I truly believe that God is revealing to us all what and how it is to unfold. There are too many coincidences to try and explain away. When we put all the pieces together and use the word as a magnifier to reveal the prophecy’s spoken of, it becomes clearer and clearer everyday that we are that generation…

    I want to shout it out at the top of a hill!!!! But, I’m reserved, because I know that people don’t want to hear it. Even those who believe in Jesus and have accepted Jesus in their hearts, don’t want to hear that his return is soon… 😦 Every time I try and talk to others around me about it, they don’t want to know, they don’t want to prepare, and they believe that they will be raptured before anything really bad happens.

    Satan has succeeded in deceiving many and even some of the elect…

    I’m frustrated.

    Dear Lord,
    Give us the strength to be bold, to take a stand and to be the city on a hill, to be a light to those around us a beacon of truth that only comes from your word. The word that was spoken when you created the heavens and the earth, and that was with you in the beginning. Jesus continue to open all of our eyes to the lies that are before us, help us to see clearly and to discern the truth. Let us all be leaders of truth and help us to put out Satan’s flaming arrows of deception. Give us the words to speak to our adversaries. In Jesus name – Amen

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  6. A couple of days ago I found a website that claimed that the Beast/Antichrist cannot be a human being. This website isn’t Trinitarian so I must hold it suspect. But it pointed out that the Beast and the false prophet will have been placed in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10) before the resurrection of the dead and thus would be the only 2 human beings who will be punished for eternity without having to stand before Jesus to be judged.

    A just God cannot punish someone without giving them the same legal due process that He gives everyone else so the Beast and false prophet cannot be sent to the lake of fire without having their day in court. But if the Beast is not a human- if it is a concept like government, then how can it be put in the physical place that is the lake of fire- or is the lake of a fire really a physical place?

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