Who is this beast, exactly? What is the beast's war against the saints? Why is the length of time so specific? How are Christians supposed to respond? Four different views shed at least some light. #Revelation13 #TheBeast #Tribulation
The original first century audience for John's Apocalypse was in the middle of some of the worst persecution Christians have endured. So this scene cut close to the bone for them. And there was also an overlay of the Temptations of Christ #Revelation13
If the Beast is not taken to be an actual, literal dangerous wild animal, then what does it represent? And why is there such jubilation when it is able to slay the witnesses? #TheBeast #Revelation11 #TwoWitnesses
Revelation 11: The Beast, A Futurist View
Revelation 11-13 speaks repeatedly of a timeframe that seems to last about 3.5 years (the length of Jesus's ministry, interestingly enough). But there is not consensus about what it all means. #Revelation11 #TheBeast #TheGreatTribulation
The prophet continued with his Messianic theme, describing the Savior to come as a shepherd. The Shepherd had two staffs, one named “Favor” and the other “Union.” In the previous post, the staff of Favor is broken, and now in this post the staff of Union will be broken.