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The Revelation
Revelation was taught by Dr. James Modlish

The Dragon and The Beast


We have made reference during the entire study of Daniel to the Beast (Anti-Christ). He will be ruler of the last great kingdom of man on this earth. For the sake of clarification we shall try to see who is the motivating force and personality behind every effort of man to rule the world. The little horn of Daniel is the same beast of (Rev. 13). However, the Devil of (Rev. 12) needs to be considered from a little different viewpoint.


I. The Great Red Dragon of Revelation 12

A. His Origin

[1]. Was created in a perfect condition by God and was called "the anointed cherub that covereth." (Eze. 28:14,15)

B. His Fall
[1]. Was due to rebellion against God (Isa. 14:12-23)

C. His Capability to Change
[1]. He can appear as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:11-14; Gen. 3).

D. His Natural Appearance
[1]. He is called "leviathan" - (Job 41:1)
[2]. Leviathan has many heads as the dragon of - (Rev. 12; Ps. 74:13,14)
[3]. Leviathan lives in a sea - (Isa. 27:1)
[4]. Pride was his downfall, but his greatest weapon - (Job 41:34)
[5]. The sight of him would make you fall flat on your face - (Job 41:9)
[6]. None can stand before him - (Job 41:9)
[7]. Smoke and fire proceed from him (original reference of cigarettes) (Job 41:19-21) (See Isa. 50:11 for further insight into smoking-like father, like son).
[8]. He fears nothing - (Job 41:33)
[9]. Other descriptions - (Job 41;23;24;27-29;31-32)

E. The Heads of the Dragon

Satan controls the earth by a system of kingdoms set up under seven crowns or kings.- Although the red dragon has ten horns, he has only seven crowns-one crown for each horn (Rev. 12:3).

If the Bible is the completed Word of God, is it conceivable to think that it encompasses all kingdoms from the beginning to the end of history, under the picture of seven heads and seven kings? If this is the case, all other kingdoms would simply be extensions of the first seven. 


[1]. Babel under Nimrod - (Gen. 10:9,10)

[2]. Egypt under Pharaoh - (Ex. 5:2) - Notice Pharaoh is called dragon- (Eze. 29:3)

[3]. Assyria under Sennacherib - (2 Kings 18:13) - The Anti-Christ is referred to as an Assyrian (Isa. 10:5.6; 14:24,25; 30:27-33).

[4]. Babylon under Nebuchadnezzar - (Dan. 3) - Nebuchadnezzar is also a dragon - (Jer. 51:34; 50:17,18).

[5]. Media-Persia under Darius - (Dan. 5:28) - Darius befriends the Jews, but the Anti-Christ will also befriend Israel for 3 1/2 years of Tribulation.

[6]. Greece under Alexander the Great - (Dan. 10:20; 11:2; 8:20,21) - The Bible names the kingdom but not the man. He is called "a rough he-goat." The sixth head is a mystery man-unnamed "X"??

[7]. Rome under Caesar - (Lk. 1:68-71; 2:1) - The seventh head, of course, as the Devil comes kingdom which conquers Alexander the Great and takes over the world, preparatory to the first advent of the Lord Jesus Christ: Exactly as it will be at His second coming!

II. The Beast of Revelation 13: 1-10

The beast was a man (Rev. 13:18). He is Judas Iscariot, now in the bottomless pit (Rev. 11:7). He is from Kerioth, east of Jordan in Syria. He is the AntiChrist of the Tribulation, the Devil incarnate, the "son of perdition", that is now in the bottomless pit, comes out of it, and will go into perdition.

In (Rev. 16:13) you learn Satan had a trinity; the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. (You cannot explain how Jesus Christ could be on the earth and in heaven at the same time, but He was. You cannot explain how God the Father was in heaven sending down God the Holy Spirit upon God the Son at the baptism- (Matt. 3) but He did. Nor can you explain how the Anti-Christ, Judas Iscariot, is going to be the Devil incarnate, and yet, Judas is no longer on earth. (He's in the bottomless pit) Yet, the dragon (imitation of God the Father) is here. Now the AntiChrist, the beast, is gone yet the beast is here, and the beast is the dragon (Rev. 12).

A. The Beast will rule with 10 kings (Rev. 13:1; 17:12)

B. The Beast is an extension of a former power (Rev. 17:9-11). (Notice the primary personality of power in (Rev. 17:3-seven heads) (Job 41:19)

As the devil comes down and takes over, as Judas Iscariot's spirit comes up from the pit and enters Into a man (probably the Pope of Rome) sitting on Satan's Seat (Rev. 2), he will gather unto him 10 kings. These 10 kings will be demonic fallen angels (giants, if you please), and they will control the earth and put it under the heel of Rome!

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