Three Beasts Are Rising To Rule Mankind

I … Introduction
The beast rising out of the sea in Revelation 13:1-4  borrows imagery from Daniel 7:7. As the Jews would have been acquainted with this prophetic imagery, it was familiar to Apostle John, as he received this revelation.

II … Three beast are rising to rule mankind
The beast system, a blasphemy of God the Father
The beast ruler, a sovereign, a blasphemy of Jesus Christ
The beast religious leader and banker, a seignior, meaning top dog banker who takes a cut, a blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

A… The first beast is a mimic of God the Father (Revelation 13:1-4).

Matthew Henry, a Calvinist minister, in writing his Bible commentary in 1706, courtesy of SearchWordOfGod, interprets Revelation 13:1’s imagery as follows: The seven heads and the ten horns seem to design its several powers; the ten crowns, its tributary princes; the word blasphemy on its forehead proclaims its direct enmity and opposition to the glory of God by promoting idolatry.

The Lutheran Pastor Thomas C Messer of Peace Lutheran Church in Alma, Michigan, who has studied the Book of Revelation closely, explains that the Prophet Daniel prophesied four animals, the lion, the bear, the lion and the beast as depicting empires (Daniel 7:1-7). The fourth of which, with its iron teeth and ten horns as the Roman empire. I believe that global leaders will bring forth Euro Germany as a revived Roman empire, out of which, will come the impetus for a beast system of ten regions of global governance.  (Daniel 7:7).  This beast is the same one as Revelation 13:1-4. 

Watchman Bible Study relates four beast kingdoms have been ordained to govern mankind: the Babylonian Empire, the Persian Empire, the Grecian Empire and the Roman/ Revived Roman Empire.

The “they” of  Revelation 13:4 refers to the world in general, awed by the beast’s power and might. People attribute to the beast the awe that true Christians reserve for the Lord.  These unbelievers do not realise that the beast holds no real power when confronted with Christ, the Lamb of God.  

B … The second beast is a mimic of the Jesus (Revelation 13:5-10).

Pastor Messer,  warns us that there will be no middle ground for belief. People will side either with Satan, having been impressed by this monster, or they will believe in Jesus.  Large numbers of Christians will lose their earthly life with the beast’s rule (Revelation 13:7).  Yet, God’s word assures that the souls of believers are saved, as their names have been written in the Book of Life from eternity past (Revelation 13:8). The next verse calls us to attention: ‘If anyone has an ear, let him hear’. (Revelation 13:9)  We are not to lose our faith or waver in the midst of persecution (Revelation 13:10) as captivity and death is simply destiny.  

This “prince” of Revelation 13:5-10 will stand up and destroy many “by peace”, that is by global governance (Daniel 8:25).

He will come out of the Eurozone (Daniel 8:9 … Daniel 11: 25-29  … Daniel 11:41) and rise to rule the world.

He will be responsible for the false “peace and safety”, that is a peace agreement between Israel and its Arab neighbors (Daniel 9:25-27).

He will set up the abomination that causes desolation (Daniel 11:31)  

The Wikipedia chart entitled “Parallel sequence of prophetic elements as understood by Historicists” provides a helpful comprison of Daniel chapters 2, 7 and 8.

C … The third beast is a mimic of the Holy Spirit (Revelation 13:11-17).

He makes the world worship the beast leader (Revelation 13:12). It brings down a visible fire from above which people can see: probably a laser projection form a plane as John McTernan suggests. (Revelation: 13:13).   

The third beast, the one of Revelation 13:11-17, in addition to being a false prophet, that is a false religious leader, will arise out of economic crisis, to become the world’s banker.

The European banking crisis, which Herman van Rompuy referred to as the sovereign crisis, is a two fold crisis, that of debt sovereignty and of sovereignty itself.

The nations have lost fiscal fiscal sovereignty and fiscal seigniorage, as demonstrated by the high interest rates they must pay. The question arose in early May 2010, with the provision of seigniorage aid to Greece: who shall be in charge of nation state   economy, its tax philosophy and public spending?

With the acceptance of aid, Greece’s leaders waived national sovereignty, and European Leaders meeting in Summit announced European economic governance. At a later date they announced fiscal federalism with a plan for vetting of national budgets before they are presented to state legislatures. Global corporatism, that is state corporate rule, now governs Europe and its people, those in Greece are the first to be subjected to internal devaluation and increasingly harsh austerity. Those living in the Eurozone are no longer citizens of sovereign nation states, they are residents living in a region of global governance.    

Seeing such debt overhang, bond vigilantes, will be calling interest rates higher globally, followed in place by currency traders selling the Euro, FXE, and other world currencies, causing bank stock, and corporate stock values to fall. Out of an economic break down the Seignior will arise to establish seigniorage.

III … Concluding the Book of Revelation is the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:18) The most famous number in the world, 666, is the numerical value of a man’s name. Thomas C Messer, analyses the beast and 666 for us: “It is a number of a man, and his number is 666”: There is so much mystery and confusion about this number. But, there needn’t be. St. John is told that the number of the beast (666) can be calculated and that it is the number of a man. Thus, St. John and those Christians living in his day are told that they can identify the historical identification of the beast in time. As it turns out, they can, for the numerical value of Nero Caesar comes out to 666. Using the Hebrew numerology of gematria, which was a popular way in which Jews and Christians could speak against the Roman emperor without his knowing, Nero Caesar, comes out to 666 when you add together the numerical value for each of the seven Hebrew consonants.

The ruthless emperor of Rome, Nero Caesar, who had ruled from 54 to 68 A.D., and had brought horrific and terrifying persecution upon Christians, was a manifestation of the beast.

This does not mean that Nero Caesar is the only manifestation of the beast, but only that he is a manifestation of the beast at that time. There will be many other manifestations of the beast throughout history. Satan manifests himself in the form of this beast in many and various ways throughout history. Nero was just one example.

Why 666? Because this shows that Satan, as hard as he tries to mimic the Triune God, always falls short. The number of God is 3 (the Holy Trinity). But, God’s perfect number, which symbolizes His relationship to the world, is 7 (3 for the Holy Trinity + 4 for the number of the world – 4 directions, 4 winds, 4 corners of the earth, etc.). So, Satan, in his attempt to mimic God, tries to get to 777, but falls short at 666. What is very interesting is that when 0Ihsou=j (Jesus in Greek) is calculated, it is 888. We might think it should be 777. But, 888 symbolizes the truth that Jesus brings about the fulfillment of all things, for He is the One who brings in the 8th day, the eschatological and eternal kingdom. 0Ihsou=j (Jesus in Greek) is calculated, it is 888. We might think it should be 777. But, 888 symbolizes the truth that Jesus brings about the fulfillment of all things, for He is the One who brings in the 8th day, the eschatological and eternal kingdom.

IV … In today’s news

Bernard Condon of the Associated Press reports: The worst performed the best in this bull market Crazy bull, gutsy buyers win big as riskiest stocks soar beyond expectation: “The 10 percent of stocks in the S&P 500 that attracted the most short sales at the start of the year are up 26 percent, according to data provider FactSet. Those with the least short sales rose 17 percent.

Another winner in the stop-and-go economy: stocks of so-called cyclical companies whose profits are bound up tightly with economic cycles. Consumer discretionary companies like toy maker Mattel Inc., for instance, gained 90 percent last year from their lows as investors anticipated that people would spend more on non-essentials. Then prices kept rising, up another 25 percent this year.”

Examples of consumer discretionary companies include: Rent A Center, RCII,  Zumiez, ZUMZ,  Hansen Natural, HANS, Hasbro, HAS, Knot, KNOT, Liberty Media, LCAPA, Polaris Industries, PII, Royal Caribbean Cruise, RCL,  SanDisk, SNDK, Stamps.com, STMP, Stanley Black Decker, SWK, Tempur-Pedic Intl, TPX, Thor Industries, THO, Tootsie Roll, TR, Toro Co, TTC,  and International Flavors & Fragrances Incorporated,  IFF,

The report continues: “Stocks of small firms are beating stocks of big companies, too. Big companies are thought safer because they sell many products and services in many countries and can tap various sources to finance themselves. Yet the S&P Small Cap 600 index, after returning 85 percent last year from its March low, is up another 24 percent in 2010. That’s more than double the 11 percent gain in the S&P 500, a large-company index. “These things go in cycles,” says USAA stock manager Arnold Espe of the small-stock outperformance. “We think we’re at an inflection point.”

Yes, I agree the world is at an inflection point.

Investors recently took flight to US shares, especially the small cap shares found in USAA mutual fund USCAX. This is seen in the MSN Finance chart of the Russell 2000, IWM, the European Financials, EUFN, and the emerging market small Caps, EWX …. IWM, EUFN, and EWX

Debt deflation, that is currency deflation came to the European banks, as well as the emerging market small cap shares, while moneyness came to the small US based companies. The US Dollar, $USD, has risen as reflected in its 200% ETF, UUP, rising beginning November 5, 2010. And it broke-out December 15, 2010, the very day that the European Leaders met.

The world passed from the age of leveraging and asset value appreciation  …  and into the age of deleveraging, and debt deflation on November 4, 2010, when the bond traders seized control of both the Interest Rate on The US 30 Year Government Bond, $TYX, and the Interest rate on the 10 Year US Government Note, $TNX  

This in response to Ben Bernanke’s announcement of QE2 monetized debt, and as President Obama’s projected deficit spending developed the risk of a failed US Treasury auction.   

It was also at this time Mrs Merkel called for a haircut on debt, and called for a sovereign debt default mechanism.

Anticipation of QE2 provided moneyness to bonds; however, on the other hand, announcement of QE2, destroyed the moneyness of bonds, as the 30-10 US Sovereign Debt Yield Curve flattened.  

The flattening of the 30 10 US Sovereign Debt Yield Curve yield curve, $TYX:$TNX, came as investors fled the longer out bonds, such as EDV, more than they did the shorter duration bonds, such as IEF.

November 4, 2010 was an economic pivot point, where … the world passed from the age of leveraging, characterised by credit expansion, currency expansion, and increasing consumer discretionary spending, economic growth and inflation in investment value with moneyness  …. and into the age of deleveraging, characterised by credit contraction, currency contraction, decreasing consumer discretionary spending, economic contraction, and deflation in investment value with the destruction of moneyness.

Not only are we at an investment inflection but a political one as well. Global leader Jeffrey E. Garten, writing in YaleGlobalOnline article Brace for Change as the Global Economic Order Crumbles holds out hope that new leadership in the next decade will appear with visionary ideas to engage the world in the next stage of global governance: “It was inevitable that that the Bretton Woods system could not last indefinitely, even after its adaptation from fixed to (Milton Friedman inspired) floating-exchange rates in the early 1970s. While an impressive international effort to bail out financial institutions and stimulate economies with government spending stopped the disaster from reaching 1930s proportions, the debacle revealed a number of fault lines that may be worsening. After all, the major global trade and financial imbalances that helped cause the financial implosion show no signs of narrowing. In addition, gaping holes in the regulatory structure for banking still exist, including the absence of rules to wind up global banks, and scant international supervision of the shadow banking system. The aftermath of the credit implosion may, in fact, be leading to another set of crises less susceptible to a concerted bailout. The severe sovereign-debt and banking problems in Europe may just be gathering steam, as financial pressures careen from Greece and Ireland to Portugal and Spain. The EU will be in a fight for its very survival as an economic super-state, with the focus not just on saving national economies and banks, not just preserving the euro, but also pulling up its long-cherished social safety nets by the roots. As the old economic order withers, the financial markets – and not governments – will be the arbiters of how capital and trade move, and how severe government adjustment policies need to be. This situation will be accompanied by more than one major financial crisis and more difficulty for global traders and investors moving across the world. This very chaos could, however, provoke a shock effect that compels a sharply elevated level of cooperation among key governments. They could work more closely with their globally integrated firms, to advance a design of a new order. That could encompass new currency arrangements, a strengthened World Trade Organization, an International Monetary Fund with enforcement capabilities, a high authority with serious oversight for global financial regulation. A new generation of leadership could emerge, weary of failed policies of the previous 10 years and much wiser for it. These men and women are likely to be willing to move ahead with the many new ideas that are sure to evolve during a period of chaos and instability.The great challenge facing our leaders is to shorten the time and blunt the pain between the chaos and its much more positive aftermath. It’s a tall order.”

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