The keyword of the beast is authority.
..the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. Revelation 13:2
Almost all powers and energies are dual. What is the positive and negative use of authority?
The positive use of authority would allow free will. The people could make their own decisions (freedom). The negative use of authority would not allow free will. Those in authority would want (demand?) to make all decisions for the people (control). Actually negative authority often takes a person away from his power of decision by deception rather than force, but sometimes force is involved.
Seems to me that the worst kind of self-deception and negative use of authority would be to give away the authority from Self to something outside, be it beast or whatever.
The keyword of the beast is authority.
In addition to authority verse two says that he has “power” and a “seat” (or throne). Now you can have a seat with no power or authority and you can have power with no authority or seat, but if you have authority you can always obtain power and a seat where you have something to rule over. When people recognize you have authority they will immediately give you power, but if they only see you have power only they will sometimes run away to avoid wrong use of that power.
Therefore when the dragon gives the beast authority he automatically gives power and a seat (or some type of position from which to command). The Beast itself is a giant world thoughtform that is a vehicle for the dragon to establish his authority. The dragon gives authority to the beast but he owns the beast so he has lost nothing and still has control.
The beast will often use the truth to increase his authority and the deception to accept his authority comes from our own self deception and has little to do with the beast itself. ‘To thine own self be true’ is not something one can do until one reaches a certain degree of evolution. Therefore the beast does not even have to lie.
Take the former Soviet Union. Communism there was established on a true principle of equality, sharing and equal rights. Why didn’t it work? Because the beast demanded unquestioned authority and this turned good into evil. It is good that we help the poor but if we submit to an authority that takes all of our money and gives it to the poor then we will be poor too. Unquestioned or unproven authority is always a destroying energy.
To further understand and clarify this I have two more questions. Why is this thoughtform with great authority called a beast? The beast was created out of the “sea” (verse 1). What is the sea that created the beast? The answer to this is given in chapter 17. As we put the pieces of this chapter together I think the keyword of authority will begin to make a lot of sense.
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