Who is the Beast of Revelation 13?  Is the Beast the Roman Catholic Church?  Is the Beast the same as the Little Horn?  The following Bible Study reveals the truth about the beast out of the sea.

Beast of Revelation 13

We started off with the 'little horn' and now we have the beast out of the sea. This study will concentrate on the beast of Revelation 13.   Let's start by taking a quick look at a couple of verses in Revelation 12:

Revelation 12:14,17 .....'And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.' …….'And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.'

This woman, who is the true church flees the persecution by the hands of the Roman Catholic Church and the time she flees is the same as the time that the little horn power rules the world, which is a time, times and half a time (1260 years). Satan is the focus of chapter 12, but as we know, he uses worldly powers to do his work. As you can see in the above verse, when he realizes that he has not completely wiped out the true church, he is angry and 'went' (went away) to make war with the remnant. This is now end time battle satan is waging with the saints.


Revelation 13:1 …..'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.' …… John sees this beast rising out of the sea. Revelation is full of symbolic images and this is one of them. We know from Daniel 7 that a beast represents a kingdom. But what does the sea represent? We can see in Revelation 17:15 ….'And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.' …. So the sea represents the beast coming out of a populated area. This beast is the Roman Catholic Church-State (Vatican) that arose in the midst of populated Europe. This beast has 7 heads and 10 horns:

Revelation 17:9 …..'And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.' …… The woman is the apostate church which sits on this beast, and the seven heads are 7 mounts on which the church sits. Rome is well known as the city of seven hills and as we know it's the capital of the Roman Catholic Church.

Revelation 17:12 ….'And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.' …… So the 10 horns are ten kings, which satan will give power to reign for a short time with revelations sea beast (Church of Rome). We know that the world is being split into 10 regions. See the following planned regions:

Kingdom 1: Canada and the United States of America
Kingdom 2: European Union - Western Europe
Kingdom 3: Japan
Kingdom 4: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel and Pacific Islands
Kingdom 5: Eastern Europe
Kingdom 6: Latin America - Mexico, Central and South America
Kingdom 7: North Africa and the Middle East (Moslems)
Kingdom 8: Central Africa
Kingdom 9: South and Southeast Asia
Kingdom 10: Central Asia

Revelation 13:2 ….'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.' …… The beast of Revelation 13 is an amalgamation of the beasts in Daniel 7. The last worldly power we saw in Daniel 7 is the little horn, which is the Roman Catholic Church, and now this little horn in Daniel 7 becomes the sea beast of Revelation 13. As this verse says, the dragon gives the beast it's power. We know the dragon is satan, from Revelation 12. So satan gives the Roman Catholic Church it's seat and authority.

Revelation 13:3 …..'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.' ….. In 1798 Napoleon sent his general into the Vatican and captured the pope, putting an end to rule of the Roman Catholic Church. This was the deadly wound. On February 11th, 1929, an historic treaty was signed between the Italian Government and the Vatican re-establishing the political power and diplomatic standing of the Catholic Church.

ROME, Feb. 11.--The Pope is again an independent sovereign ruler, as he was throughout the Middle Ages, though his temporal realm, established today, is the most microscopic independent State in the world, and probably the smallest in all history. — THE NEW YORK TIMES, Tuesday, February 12, 1929.And so, the wound is healed!

Revelation 13:4 …..'And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?' ….. If you follow this beast, then you are basically worshiping the dragon (satan). So the people who follow the beast, say 'who is like the beast?'; 'who can make war with him?'. Do we see boastful sayings like this about the Roman Catholic Church? see the following:



"The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth." Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218, "Cities Petrus Bertanous".

Talking of the pope ……"all must be subject to Him Who has had all things put under Him." -Evangelical Christendom, January 1, 1895,  pg. 15, published in London by J. S. Phillips.

"The Pope's authority is unlimited, incalculable; it can strike, as Innocent III says, wherever sin is; it can punish every one; it allows no appeal and is itself Sovereign Caprice Ignaz von Dollinger, "A Letter Addressed to the Archbishop of Munich" 1871; as quoted in MacDougall, The Acton Newman Relations (Fordham University Press) pp. 119,120.

"Fear, then, our wrath and the thunders of our vengeance; for Jesus Christ has appointed us [the popes] with his own mouth absolute judges of all men; and kings themselves are submitted to our authority." Pope Nicholas I (858-867 AD)

"The Jesuits are a MILITARY organization not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery. And the aim of this organization is POWER. Power in its most despotic exercise. Absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man. Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms,; and at the same time the greatest and the most enormous of abuses." (Memorial of the Captivity of Napoleaon at St. Helena, by General Montholon)

Revelation 13:5-6 …..'And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.' …… We see this same time period again that the beast is given to rule, which is the same time that the little horn power reigned.

We've seen a 'time, times and half a time.'; 'one thousand two hundred and three score days.' and now 'forty two months.' These are all the same. Using the day for a year principle in prophecy as seen in Ezekiel 4:6, Numbers 14:34 and the 70 weeks prophecy in Daniel 9, these times equate to 1260 years.

So, all these time periods of the beast equate to 1260 years. God is confirming the time period of this beast system so that we cannot mistake it for anything else. The Roman Catholic Church reigned between 538AD and 1798. 1260 years!

"The Church of Rome reigned for 1260 years"

Also the above verses in Revelation 13:5-6 says that the beast speaks 'great things and blasphemies'. Blasphemy is claiming to be IN THE PLACE OF Jesus Christ or God, and claiming to have the power to do things that only God can do. See the following quotes from the Catholic Church over the years:

"The Pope is not simply the representative of Jesus Christ. On the contrary, he is Jesus Christ Himself."   Evangelical Christendom, January 1, 1895,  pg. 15, published in London by J. S. Phillips.

"The Pope is of so great dignity, and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God. and the vicar of God." -Ferraris Ecclesiastical dictionary

"The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth." Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218, "Cities Petrus Bertanous".

"Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of earth and of the lower regions (infernorum)." -Lucius Ferraris, «Prompta Bibliotheca», 1763, Volume VI, 'Papa II', p.26)

"This judicial authority will even include the power to forgive sin." [The Catholic Encyclopaedia Vol xii, article 'Pope' pg 265]

These are just a small selection of blasphemous quotes from the Catholic ChurchClick here to download a document with many more shocking quotes.

Revelation 13:7 ….' 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 Roman Catholic Church reigned between 538AD and 1798, in which time it persecuted and overcame the saints of God. It could not completely overcome (wipe out) the saints, because God would always have a remnant, proclaiming His truth. The Catholic Church will once again have power over the world soon, and will restart its persecutions of anyone who will not bow to her.

The Roman Catholic Church has claimed millions of innocent lives, and yet we hear nothing of it. But many tv programs and books have been made about people like Hitler. The hideous crimes that the Church of Rome have committed have been covered up for a long time and it's about time that this organization was exposed as to exactly who it serves ….. Satan.

Jesus is revealing to us that the beast of Revelation 13 is the same as the little horn power in Daniel 7. They both have the very same attributes. They both reign for 1260 years. They both speak great things and blaspheme God. They both persecute the saints. There is no doubt that the beast out of the sea is the same as the little horn, and there is no doubt that they are both the Roman Catholic Church-State at the Vatican.

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