Revelation 13:1 "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. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: 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? 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."
13:1 - The beast represents a king and a kingdom (Daniel 7, Revelation 17:10-11). The beast in Daniel 7:7 is the beast talked about here. The speaker in this verse is John and the sea mentioned is the Mediterranean sea. The beast represents the man in Revelation 13:18 and is Satan in the flesh (Revelation 12:3, 2 Thes. 2:3-9). This chapter also shows the Unholy Trinity: Dragon(Father), Beast(Son) and False Prophet(Holy Spirit)
13:2 - The beast is like a leopard with spots (Jeremiah 13:23). This shows that he is integrated. The yellow represents the Asiatic race, white is European and black is African. This means the Antichrist will be a Roman Catholic Hamite Syrian Jew. All three animals are said to mark X's in trees. The leopard represent America showing integration. The lion shows that the universal language will be English (Daniel 7:4). The bear represents Russia and shows that the beast will be Communist (Daniel 7:5).
13:3 - The wounded head represents a nation that was cut off and going to be restored. Cross references: Ezekiel 30:24, Zechariah 11:17, 2 Thes. 2:7
13:4 - The Greek word for worship here is kiss (Revelation 9:20, 1 Kings 19:18, Luke 22:48).
13:5 - The Antichrist's ministry will be 3 1/2 years, just like Jesus' ministry.
Revelation 13:6 "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, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, 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."
The Antichrist will be a military dictator on the earth
13:6-10 - Cross references: Daniel 7:21-35. Verse 7 shows a one world government. Verse 8 shows a book of life connected with the Tribulation (Psalms 109:13).
Revelation 13:11 "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,"
13:11 - This is the False Prophet (Revelation 16:13, 19:20, 20:10, Matthew 24:24).
13:12-13 - The Devil is able to do miracles (Revelation 16:13-14). The Antichrist will be connected with idols and will be an idol shepherd (Zechariah 11:17).
Revelation 13:14 "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, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 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. 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."
Satanic deception on earth
13:14-15 - Satan will deceive man into thinking that he is God. God allows Satan to give counterfeit life.
13:16 - This shows that there are still slaves in the Tribulation. The Mark of the Beast will be given in the right hand or forehead. The Mark is connected with leprosy(leopard) (Leviticus 13:13)
13:17 - In the Tribulation, people will have to have the Mark to buy, sell or eat.
13:18 - The Beast will be Judas Iscariot when is he resurrected(John 6:66). Cross references: Ezra 2:13, 2 Chronicles 9:13. The Pope has "VICARIVS FILII DEI" in his hat, which means faithful vicar of God and in Latin equals 666 when added up.