I would like to point us in the right direction in looking for the beast here. Because all the religions have told us that this beast will surface at the end of time and be so evil that Hitler will look like Snow White we tend to look at the bad things going on around us and figure that must be because of the beast.
The power of the beast is much subtler than that and sometimes when the power of the beast is diminished things will seem to get worse. For instance: When The Soviet Union collapsed and the Berlin Wall fell the power of the beast (unquestioned authority) was greatly diminished. Because the power of the beast was so strong there before the fall, the power of decision was diminished and the power of the people to do either good or evil was low.
But when the people were granted the power to question the beast, and the power of freedom was greater, crime and many negative things actually increased. This is a normal result of an increase in freedom. An increase of freedom brings an increase of both good and evil for a period of time, but then as people solve their problems the evil is brought under control.
Believe me, the US Constitution was not brought about by sitting around and talking about peaceful things. The friction was so great that they almost came to blows and some thought nothing could ever come out of so much fighting. What is more evil than crime, immorality, corruption, bickering etc is the controlling use of subtle authority that removes our power of Decision so we do not even recognize the enemy and no longer “know good and evil.”
So in looking for the beast in politics or anything else we do not look at all the normal things that infuriate us about it, but we look at where the control is.
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"The Beast" on this, and following pages, is taken from the initial writings by J.J. Dewey to the Keys of Knowledge discussion forum on the Internet. Eventually this became a chapter in The Unveiling which is an indepth, and totally unique explanation of the symbols and meaning of the book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible and the New Testament. From Amazon:After almost 2000 years the key to understanding The Book of Revelation is finally manifest and it is not what you have been taught.First, it is important to understand common interpretations that are revealed to not be true. Among them are:
- The Beast is not a powerful Hitler type worldwide dictator.
- The mark of the beast has nothing to do with bar codes or a chip implanted in your hand or head.
- The letters to the seven churches have little to do with the seven churches.
- The two witnesses are not two prophets who will magically appear.
- When John said that the things in it will “shortly come to pass” he did not mean it would take 2000 years but he meant a short time just as we interpret the phrase.
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Joseph J. Dewey
Joseph J. (JJ) Dewey, born Feb 1945, has been a student of philosophy, metaphysics and the spiritual path most of his life and has taught numerous classes and seminars on a variety of avant-garde subjects.
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