The "Beasts" of
Revelation 13

John sees the beastly world political system try to exterminate the Jews, in an attempt to block the restoration of Israel.
The more stable elements of mankind rescue the Jews from extermination, but then set up a miniature replica of the world political system in the form of the United Nations. This image of the beast actually speaks and takes action.
The beast out of the sea = The world political system

The image of the beast = The United Nations organization

The beast out of the earth = The British/American superpower
The British-American beast that looks like a lamb causes fire to come down from heaven through advanced weaponry, and controls the world economy so that no one can succeed economically without the mark of ownership by this beast.

Might Darby and Scofield have explained these prophecies this way, if they had seen these Twentieth Century events?

Revelation 13

1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast [ = the world political system - composite; compare the individual beasts in Daniel ch. 7 & 8] rise up out of the sea [ = the wicked, unstable sea of mankind - compare Isa. 57:20], having seven heads and ten horns [ = major world powers, individual governments or nations making up the world political system], and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear [A composite; compare the beast-like governments in Daniel ch. 7 & 8], and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon [ = Satan the devil - Rev. 12:9] gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority [Compare Luke 4:5-6.].
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed [A world power that had been defeated and had lost influence, but that re-emerged on the world scene.]: and all the world wondered after the beast.
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?["You can't fight city hall."]
5 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 [ = the 3 1/2 years Hitler's extermination camps operated - compare Rev. 12:6,14].
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints [ = the Jews, God's 'holy people'='saints' - compare "God's people will be helpless in his hands for three and a half years" - Daniel 7:25 The Living Bible], and to overcome them [during the Holocaust]: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations [I.e., the beast is the world political system.].
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him [by bowing to his image, for example - compare Dan. 3:7], whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld another beast [ = the British/American superpower] coming up out of the earth [ = the more stable element of mankind] ; and he had two horns like a lamb [ = appears harmless and good] , and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast [ = as the only superpower, runs the world political system] before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast [by setting up the United Nations as a miniature 'image' of the world political system] , whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven [through military air power and nuclear weapons] on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast [ = make the United Nations organization, a miniature of the world political system] , which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast [ = the United Nations organization takes on a life of its own] , that the image of the beast should both speak [ = the United Nations makes declarations and pronouncements] , and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed [ = Involvement with the United Nations seems vital to each nation's interests.].
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. [Already, no one can succeed economically without the mark of ownership by this beast -- or without an account number in their hand or in mind. But perhaps there will also be a further fulfillment.]
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.

As Jews missed Messiah, have Christians missed the Tribulation and Restoration of Israel?
1260 Days — The Holocaust in Scripture
"Left Behind" or left DEAD?
Revelation 13 — the Beast and its Image
The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9
Man of Sin on Temple Mount
Prophetic loose ends — Why?
Tribulation "on this people"
The Antichrist(s)
The Rapture
Watch and Pray
Waiting to see if the Rapture occurs?   Don't count on being "left" for a second chance.

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"Jerusalem will be...burdening the world...all the nations unite in an attempt..."-Zech. 12:3 LB
"Jerusalem shall be...administered by the United Nations"-UN General Assembly Resolution 181
"they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon."-Rev. 16:14-16 NIV
"Recalling its resolution 181...the proclamation of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...null and void and must be rescinded"-UN General Assembly Resolution 66/18, Jan. 2012
"...all the nations on earth will come together to attack Jerusalem."-Zech 12:3 NCV

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