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.
The "sea" I believe is a collection of waters which are people. Therefore I think the sea is nations of people. From these nations of people will come a beast/brute. Right now I believe that his 7 heads are nations.
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.
To say that his mouth is as the mouth of a lion could be saying that the words from the mouth of the beast are that a king or ruler would speak. Therefore the beast might be a dictator. It even says that he is given a seat and great authority.
So what I think is after the earth swallows up the tares that the dragon releases into the woman (America/Christendom/Anglo-Israel), the nations of people will elect a man to have great power and his purpose will be ofcourse to make war with the saints which are the holy people aka Christians.
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.
One of these nations (a head of the beast) that the dictator/beast rules over will be rebuilt and be good as new. This is ofcourse after the earth helps the woman and swallows up the tares that the dragon sent into her which is going to happen sometime. Right now the dragon is actually releasing the tares into her! Illegal immigrants, muslims, and other non-White non-Christians are flooding into America which is the land promised to the Israelites. Right now America is having a war in the Middle East. I predict that a nation there or the Middle East itself will be wounded to death. That nation (or the Middle East itself) will be that head that will be healed.
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 people and/or the dragon (Satan) want this dictator (the beast) to declare war on the saints/holy people which are the Christians. This dictator will be given power over all races, languages, and nations. Therefore he must be a global dictator! Judging by the scriptures, the beast is an ultra-left wing tyrant. lol.
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.
Those who have not accepted Christ as their only king will ofcourse worship the beast. This could mean that the non-Christians will look up to the beast as a king/emperor and beloved lord. They will see him not only as a wonderful dictator but as a god too.
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.
Let us take a look at the English word image. It could be anything! I took a look at the Greek word eikona which is the Greek translation of the word image. The word eikona means image, icon, painting, picture, and tableau. I personally thing that the image of the beast/dictator will be a flag or some kind of national symbol.
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.
The word life in Greek is zoi which itself means life and vivaciousness. Something that is "vivacious" is full of animation and spirit. The flag of the dictator will be a royal icon of life to the non-Christians and they will give their honor and loyalty to it. Therefore they will swear their allegiance to their dictator and the global government. Those who do not swear allegiance to the flag, nation, and dictator will be put to death!
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:
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.
The word mark in Greek is bathmos which means mark, degree, grade, rank, and rate. The people will have the mark of the beast/dictator in either their forehead or in their right hand. To have his mark is to be one of his people and to be one with his great nation and royalty. It is to be for his ways and doctrines! I think that to have the mark of this dictator in your forehead is to accept who he is and to think the way that he wants for his people to think. To have the mark in your right hand is to do service or work for him. Citizens of the dictatorship will have it in their foreheads while troops/military of the dictatorship have it in their right hand. Therefore I think the mark is not a computer chip or a tattoo of any kind.
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.
666 is the value of the dictator/beast. It can be figured out in numerous ways; gematra, total letters in name, etc.
So my thought is this:
I believe that the beast will be a global dictator powered by Satan and he will be a highly favored and beloved man amongst non-Christians. His image/flag will fly high and the citizens of the global nation of the beast will salute it as if it is a person itself. Doesn't that conjure up images of Nazi Germany and Facist Italy? Yeah it does to me, but this new global nation will not be anything like those former empires. The global nation of the beast will be ultra-left wing and under Babylon which is itself the great whore of the abominations of the earth. So therefore this global nation of the beast will be a left-wing paradise. Yep, expect it to be big on homosexuality, pornography, interracial relationships, multiculturalism, pagan religions, abortion, and other vile things which God and his people see as abominations. You may think the US is like that but this new nation is HUGE when it comes to those things. It would make the US look like a pure nation.
Ok, now for a little fun. What do you think the beast will be:
(A) A Arab
(B) A Jew
May Christ keep all of you who are his.