I just saw Enemy of the State today. If you want to see what the power of the beast could be like in all his glory this is a good movie to see. Of course, it is unrealistic in places, but just for entertainment sake it was a great movie.
Moving right along here. We’re whizzing past verse two and on to verse three. That wasn’t so bad was it? Verse three reads:
“And I saw one of his heads, as it were, wounded to death, and his deadly wound was healeddeadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” Revelation 13:3
The head that was wounded was on the seventh and final head. It was wounded by a great historical event that seemed to be a deathblow to the power and authority of kings. What was this historical event and how was the deadly wound healed?
Could it have been the birth of Jesus who came to teach us the truth and the rise of Christianity throughout the world? The wound healed when the “church” was won over by the power of the beast and forgot its “first love”
This is a good observation and the common one held by the churches, but it has several flaws. The authority of the Beast crucified Jesus and after the creation of the Christian Church the power and authority of the Beast increased, not decreased. On the other hand the creation of the US constitution through the rebellion against the KING did deal a deadly wound.
For many thousand of years the beast through kings, religious leaders and other authorities exercised an unjust authority over the human race. But finally a group of people rebelled against the kingdoms and established a government by the people, of the people, and for the people. It is interesting to note that the Constitution and Bill of Rights gave power to the people by limiting the power of government. Over and over they say what “Congress shall NOT” do. Thus the Beast was wounded because it was finally told by the people who created it that there were a lot of things it could no longer do.
It could no longer do unreasonable search and seizures. It could no longer use cruel and unusual punishments. Laws shall be made by elected officials and not the king. The beast cannot make a person testify against himself. Eventually even slavery was outlawed. Now because of this Constitution even the beast was wounded in Britain. Eventually even the power of Royalty there was taken away and one by one the nations of the world copied the principles of the Constitution and attempted to emulate a free government.
So now everything is great – right?
Not quite. The beast went right to work seeking desperately to survive. The tendency of people to follow an unearned authority was still present and he worked with that weakness in man.
First he sought to control the elected officials by making sure those whom run for office are people who love power and authority. Then when they are elected they seek to control through thoughtforms, special interests, self interest, ego, corruption and money.
Since complete control of elected officials is not possible the beast sought to add to our system as many appointed officials as possible who would run the real government business. An appointed official then becomes like a little king over his dominion who does not have to answer to the people. Thus we have little unelected kings controlling all departments of government such as tax collecting, the Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Transportation and so on. Over 90% of government in our lives is carried out under strong authority of unelected mini kings. Day after day, week after week, year after year the power of these kingdoms within what seems to be a free society is increased.
In the old days of the beast the populace was aware that they were ruled by the king, but what makes this age different is that we think we are in this great democracy when the Beast has as much control over our lives as did the emperor in ancient Rome.
The deadly wound has been healed and the people wonder after the power of authority as it reaches its tentacles all over the world and into every life so we are all effected.
A book could be written on the devices the beast uses to keep his control. As we continue we shall see how the power of the beast reaches down to each one of us every day of our lives and how we must see through the illusion.
Copyright © 1998 by J.J. Dewey, All Rights Reserved
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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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