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Characteristics of the Individual Beast (1)

Individual Beast: Coming with the power of Satan

A Deceiver -  A Liar - with Cunningness

1. Whose coming is according to the working of Satan in all [Satan's] power, signs, and wonders of falsehood and in all deceit of unrighteousness (2 Thessalonians 2:9, 10; Rev 13:2; Dan 8:24a)
2. He [Devil] was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." (John 8:44)
3. And in the end of their kingdom, when the rebellion are come to the full, a king of strong presence, and skilled in double-dealing shall stand up.... And through his cunningness also he shall cause deceit to prosper in his hand (Daniel 8:23, 25)
4. And it cast the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered (Dan 8:12)
5. And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully (Dan 11:23)
6. He shall corrupt by flatteries (Dan 11:32) But he shall come in peaceably and obtain the kingdom by flatteries (Dan 11:21)
7. And the Beast... he deceived them (Rev 19:20) Who deceived them (Rev 20;10; 12:9)
8. And there was given to it a mouth, speaking great things and blasphemies [lies about God] (Rev 13:5)
9. It deceives them that dwell on the earth (Rev 13:14)
        World Deceived: How, Why
10. His lying wonders appeal to those destroying themselves, because they have not received the love of the truth that they may be saved, and for this reason God sends to them a working of error, that they should believe what is false, that all might be judged who have not believed the truth, but have found pleasure in unrighteousness ( 2 Thes 2:10-12)
11.  For he shall come up, and shall become strong with a diminished people [the 7-nation Beast that came from the 10-nation Beast; diminished from 10 to 7 nations] (Dan 11:23)
12. The deceived are those that received the mark of the beast, and those that worship his image (Rev 19:20)

Egotistical: Will Place Himself as God
[As Christ fulfilled scriptures on his last day, so too will the Beast-man fulfill many of the following verses on his last day]

13. Who opposes and exalts himself on high against all called God or worshiped, so that he himself sits down in the temple of the God, showing himself that he is God (2 Thes 2:4)  "I am God." (Ezek 28:2, see Hebrew text; the prince of Tyrus was a type of the Beast-man)
14. A mouth speaking great things (Dan 7:8) whose look is greater than his fellows (Dan 7:20)
15. He shall speak great words against the most High (Dan 7:25)
16. He magnified himself even to the prince of the host (Dan 8:11; 11:36, 37)
17. And he shall magnify himself in his heart (Dan 8:25)
18. He shall stand up against the Prince of princes (Dan 8:25)
19. And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against God of gods (Dan 11:36)
20. Neither shall he regard God of his fathers (Dan 11:37)
21. And there was given to him a mouth, speaking great things and blasphemies.... And it opened its mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle (Rev 13:5, 6)
22. And it had two horns like a lamb [Christ], and spoke as a dragon [Satan] (Rev 13:11)
23. False prophet (Rev 19:20; 20 10; 13:11)
        World's Reaction
[It is the Satan inside of him that most perfectly deceives the whole world and that the world worships; he is but a reflection of what is inside of him]
24. And all that dwell on the earth shall do it homage ... And it deceives those that dwell upon the earth (Rev 13:8, 14)
25. Deceives the whole world (Rev 19:20; 20:3; 12:9)

Beast gets Power and wonders from Satan

26. And the Dragon [Satan] gave it [Beast] his power (Rev 13:2)
27. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power [but the power of Satan], and he shall prosper, and practice (Dan 8:24)
28. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god [Satan] (Dan 11:39)
        World's Reaction
29. And the whole earth wondered after the Beast. And they did homage to the Dragon, because he gave authority to the Beast (Rev 13:3-4)

Other Characteristics and Actions

30. He has the number of the Beast which is 666 (Rev 13:18), which is the number of a person, not a title, state, language, or nation.
31. Man of lawlessness, Son of Destruction (2 Thes 2:3, 8)  Because he is lawless he hopes to change the holy set times and laws (Dan 7:25) To a lawless person, morals mean nothing. The lawless have no shame.
32. In his estate shall he honor the god of forces (Dan 11:38)
33. And his power shall be mighty (Dan 8:24), and it practiced, and prospered (Dan 8:12)
34. In prosperity (or in careless security or peace), he shall destroy many (Dan 8:25; 11:24)
35. Grows great toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land (Dan 8:9)
except the land of Edom, Moab, the chief of the children of Ammon (Dan 11:41) Remember Jerusalem, especially in the Old Testament, is the geographical center of the Bible.
36. He will stretch forth his hand also upon the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. (Dan 11:42)
37. He shall enter peaceably or with ease upon the fat places of the province and he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches (Dan 11:24) shall return into his land with great riches (Dan 11:28)
38. Shall divide the land for gain (Dan 11:39)
39. He shall enter into the glorious land [Jerusalem and surrounding area], and many [countries] shall be overthrown (Dan 11:41)
40. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain. (Dan 11:45)
41. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver (Dan 11:43) and no one should be able to buy or sell except he that had the mark, the name of the beast, or the number of its name. (Rev 13:17)
42. By reason of the Last War he will take away the daily sacrifices of the whole world, for it is with this war that the old age will end and the new age without suffering will begin, and it is by him that the living sacrifices of the saints will end. (See Last War paper; Dan 8:11, 12; 11:31)
43. And causes that those who don't worship the image [7 nations or Satan] to be killed (Rev 13:15)

Time of the Beast's Power with Satan -- 3 1/2 Years

44. There was given to him authority to pursue his career forty-two months. (Rev 13:5)
45. And he shall speak great things against the Most High ... and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and dividing of time [3 ½ years: "time" = one year] (Dan 7:25, 8, 20, 24)
46. The abomination that makes desolate (the Abomination of Desolation) is set up 1290 days before the daily sacrifice is taken away (Dan 12:11); the abomination is the Beast system and individual who leads the system which is set up at first with ten nations [horns] (Dan 7:8, 20, 24; Rev 13:1; PP2#pp180), but three nations [horns] are subdued or destroyed leaving seven nations [horns] (Dan 7:8, 20, 24; Rev 13:5 "deadly wound" leaving the second beast w/ seven nations); and it was this second beast who had the deadly wound yet lived (Rev 13:3, 17:8) that had the "mouth speaking great things and blasphemies" (Rev 13:5; Dan 7:8, 20, 25) for forty two months or a time and times and dividing of time [3 ½ years]. (Rev 13:5; Dan 7:25)

So 30 days after the system of the Beast is set up, three nations are destroyed, and then the seven nation beast with the individual Beast who blasphemies God will rule for 3 ½ years or 1260 days.

47. This 1260 days or 42 months rulership of the Beast System and Individual is just before Christ and his Saints take control of the whole world. (Dan 7:25-27, 9-11; see Beast Papers PP2 and PP3)
Church During the 3 1/2 Years
48. Holy city shall they tread under foot forty-two months (Rev 11:2)
49. Holy people's power scattered for a time, times, and a half [3 ½ years] (Dan 12:7); woman or Church nourished for a time, and times, and half a time [ 3 ½ years] from the face of the serpent (Rev 12:14)
50. The woman or Church is fed [Spiritual food] for 1260 days (Rev 12:7); the two witnesses teach in their 1260 days (Rev 11:3)

At the very end, Beast fights against Christ and his Saints

51. Make war against the saints (Dan 7:21; 8:24; Rev 13:7)
52. Stand up and try to make war against the returning Christ (Dan 8:25; Rev 17:14; 19:19)
53. Sits in the temple and calls himself God (2 Thes 2:4; Ezek 28:2)
54. The saints will prevail (Dan 7:22, 27; Rev 11:18)
55. The Lamb or Christ will overcome (Dan 7:14; Rev 11:17; 17:14; 2 Thes 2:8)

1. Read our Prophecy Papers for more information not provided here; read the Greek and Hebrew scriptures if possible; Since the Beast-man is in the shadow of Satan, most scriptures that describe Satan will also describe the Beast-man.

© 1998 by Walter R. Dolen

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