The beasts in Revelation 13 continued.
(As determined by the author of these blogs) The beast, with its two parts, in Revelation chapter13, does not refer to some influential individual or a leader. The beast is not located in a specific geographic region. It is neither a religious nor a socio-political entity. Rather, the beast, with its two-part, represents humankind’s global system. Not all nations of the world need to be architects of the system, and they will not, but all nations of the world must be a member or a part of it. This truly global and all-inclusive system is the seventh kingdom referred to in Revelation chapter 17. (Revelation 17:9 – 11). There is no other ongoing global undertaking currently. No other undertakings in the world do qualify. The seventh kingdom is a consensual and synchronized conglomeration of free and sovereign countries and nations. The primary goal of the seventh kingdom is long-enduring peace and prosperity. This goal is noble and good at its face value. However, humankind’s seventh kingdom is an attempt to secure a long-lasting and prosperous destiny by its power and ingenuity. The seventh kingdom will pursue these goals with minimum or no reliance on God’s guidance. Nevertheless, the formation of the seventh kingdom is the fulfillment of the words of God.
The work and accomplishment of the beast out of the Earth.
The Beast out of the Earth is essentially a continuation of the beast out of the Sea but in a different geographic location. As a two-part unit, they function according to the plans promoted by the beast with seven heads and ten horns. (Revelation 17:3). “It exercised all the authority of the fits beast on its behalf and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.” Revelation 13:12. The “worship” above is not religious worship but loyal membership in an independent global organization, the World Trade Organization (WTO). The second beast exercises the authority of the first beast in its presence. Therefore, both exist and function concurrently. They do so because they exercise the same authority given to the Beast by Satan. Revelation 13:2. The economy and the commerce system of the United States of America (USA) functions in conformity to the vision conceived by the first beast, the beast out of the Sea.
The second beast began its concerted effort with the meeting of the World War Two allied countries. (More detail will follow in the next blog) Soon after this meeting, a meeting of European nations was held in Rome in 1950. This meeting laid the foundation for the European Economic and Customs Union. The Vatican did not participate in the meeting and is not a member of the European Union. Religion did not play a role in the formation of the European Union. The European Union has invited all countries that were under the Roman Empire to join the Union. Interestingly both, the establishment of the WTO by the USA and the establishment of the European Union became effective in the same period.
To be continued in the next blog.