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Sharing how the ‘beast’ of Revelation, is a descriptive word for ‘united lands that are made up of peoples of the nations (mankind)’.
This will be done by sharing links on how the beast is linked to the sea (population).
Also sharing how mankind were judged at Armageddon, whilst being alive on this earth, and where thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, alive.
This means they didn’t have to die, in fact they stayed right here on the earth – as ‘being in the lake of fire and sulfur, means you are sinning more, especially with regard to idolatry (which is linked to the mark of the beast (Revelation 21:8).
This will be done by quickly reviewing how the beast is assosiated with, and comprised of mankind (people of the nations ref. Revelation 19:18, 19:20, 20:8, 20:10) – with Revelation 19:19-20 being the core focus.
The Beast Is Assosiated With And Consists Of Mankind;
The ‘beast’ stands for ‘united lands’, which emerged out of the ‘sea’ of which is symbollic for the ‘people of the nations’;
And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.
Revelation 13:1 ESV
Here we see another link where the water (i.e. see) is linked with people of the nations;
‘…“The waters that you saw… are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.’
(Revelation 17:15 ESV).
[Note: We also see
The same beast that emerged out of the sea is described as being near these ‘waters’;
And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:3 ESV.
[Note: We know the ‘beast’ is a large united land, as it is ruled by ‘heads’ which are defined as king(s) (Revelation 17:9-10), which is in partnership with ‘horns’ that are defined as other kings from other lands (Revelation 17:12-13)].
Here we see that the ‘sea’ passed away (Revelation 21:1);
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
Revelation 21:1 ESV
This happened when Armageddon took place, and mankind were judged and thrown into the lake of fire;
‘…the nations that are at the four corners of the earth… their number is like the sand of the sea…. fire came down from heaven and consumed them,’
(Revelation 20:8-9 ESV)
[Note: Revelation 20:10 then shows us the ‘beast’ was subsequently found in the ‘lake of fire and sulfur’, and Revelation 19:19 shows us that the ‘beast’ is associated with and consists of mankind (people of the nations), whom are detailed in 19:18, and these also include the ‘false prophet’ that is also consistently found with the ‘beast’ in the lake of fire and sulfur accounts (Revelation 19:20, 20:10)].
The beast (united lands) which are comprised of mankind was judged at Armageddon, whilst actually being alive on this earth, and was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, alive;
‘…These… were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.’
(Revelation 19:20 ESV)
This means mankind of fleshly bodies didn’t have to die, in fact they stayed right here on the earth – as;
‘being in the lake of fire and sulfur, is a descriptive term which means you are sinning more, especially with regard to idolatry (which is linked to the mark of the beast (ref. Revelation 21:8).
Since Armageddon (Revelation 19:19-20, 20:7-10), the earth was spiritually judged by spiritual fire, and this means the population was converted from a ‘sea’ (Revelation 21:1) to ‘lake of fire’ (Revelation 20:15).
There are those who likley do not sin as much as the armies who activley worship the memory of Satan and have not recieved the mark of the beast (alignment with the world spiritually and morally) – these faced the lesser descriptive title for their sinful status, and are designated as in the ‘plain’ lake of fire (Revelation 20:15), as opposed to the ‘…and sulfur/brimstone…’ (Revelation 19:20, 20:10, 21:8) variant, which factors in sins such as ‘idolatry’ (e.g. worship of the literally destroyed Satan/Lucifer (Ezekiel 28:18-19) who without malice, is described as a ‘silent stone’ / idol that cannot ‘teach’ (ref. Habakkuk 2:19 ESV).
Other Holy Scriptures which show that a sea, similar to that of which the beast came out in Revelation 13:1 – is linked to ‘people’;
‘Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters… “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns….’
(Revelation 19:6, 19:9 ESV)
B”H. Hoping it is fruitful with you.