“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.” Revelation 13:1
We are told that on his heads are the names of blasphemy. The King James says “name” but most modern versions correctly translate this as “names.” What are the blasphemous names on the heads of the beast?”
Your answer may not be exactly what I am looking for, but it is an answer to something and often your “wrong” answer to me may be a “right” answer to someone else. This does not mean that truth is relative, but often the right answers must just find the right questions.
Then too as illustrated in The Immortal the wrong answers given were just necessary steps to the right answer. A reporter once approached Thomas Edison as he was working on the light bulb and said:
You have been working on this silly light bulb for years and have attempted 10,000 times to make it work and they have all failed. After 10,000 failures are you now prepared to admit that this light bulb idea is just a dream?
Edison wisely answered:
My dear friend. I have not failed as you have said. Instead I have successfully identified 10,000 combinations that do not work. I am 10,000 steps closer to success and do not have many more to go.
The Intuitive Principle does not ask 10,000 steps of you but it does ask for a few and if we have the right attitude we will feel a certain amount of success even in our guesses.
The emperor of Rome was proudly called Caesar Augustus. What does Augustus mean? We all know many Christians were fed to the lions and crucified. Did you know that much of it had to do with the refusal to accept this and other names chosen by the Roman emperors?
The Pope has on his hat (which looks like a crown) the name “VICARIVS FILII DEI.” This Latin translates to ‘in the place of the Son of God’ and the Roman numerals of the name add up to 666. This is just a serendipitous addition and we don’t mean to single out the Pope as THE Beast as many Protestants do, but most of the religious and political leaders share in the crowns and names of blasphemy by which they love to be recognized.”
These names are not negative names like Antichrist, Satan, devil and so on. The names of the beast are adored by the world. See if you can name more of them.
Joseph J. Dewey
Copyright © 1998 by J.J. Dewey, All Rights Reserved
The Immortal is the story of an average truth seeker who stumbles across a fascinating teacher, only to discover that the man is John, the Beloved, the Revelator, an Apostle of Jesus, perhaps the most mysterious man in history, comes alive in this book. Legend has it that John never died and still roams the earth as a teacher. John finds JJ Dewey, the main character, to teach him the Twelve Keys of Knowledge to prepare the world for the new age of peace. The first question addressed in Book I is WHO OR WHAT AM I? The student gives all the standard answers…and they are all wrong. The lead character then realizes he is under the tutorage of no ordinary teacher and must apply himself in a quest for knowledge.
"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.
The real meaning of the book is nothing like students have been taught but contains teachings in symbolic code disguised as an end of the world scenario to insure it would be included in the canon as we now have it. These teachings, previously hidden from view, tell the aspiring disciple how to tread the path that the Master has outlined. This is why the book was called the “Unveiling of Jesus Christ,” commonly mistranslated as "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" - or in short "The Book of Revelation."
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.
In his trilogy of books in the Immortal series, the author draws from many true-life experiences to create novels that present unique and mystical teachings in a way that captivates the imagination. What is true and what is fiction? That is for the reader to determine. The trilogy consists of The Immortal, Books I & II in one volume, The Lost Key of the Buddha and Eternal Words.
A fourth Book called The Unveiling is available in the Kindle edition.
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