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Not to be rude, but that was the most 'escapist' response I have ever heard, especially coming from someone who makes claim that they just made a seven week series on Revelations!
Originally posted by DISRAELI
reply to post by angela1111
I've written several threads on Revelation ch13.
In my understanding, the first Beast represents an empire, a political power, and the second Beast represents the leader of that power.
The relationship between them exactly fits the relationship between Empire and Emperor. For example, the Emperor "exercises all the authority of" the Empire (v12), because the Empire cannot act for itself.
As for "causing the world to worship the first Beast" and "causing the image to speak", a good parallel would be Hitler's speeches at Nuremberg. He was causing his audience to worship the German state or the German "Volk" (ie themselves), and he was causing the object of his worship to speak by acting as the spokesman. And those who did not join in the worship were at risk of being slain. Think of a global-scale version of this.
fantastic, if you have read my first run down on the olympic clock malfucntioning, I can see it realtes to emperors, ie augustus and casar. Its a long story with me, but most of what I write happens to me in syncrnocities...
the number 315 runs all through the olympics, and I have linked it to 666 or 666