Revelation: Its Ongoing
Relevancy and Fulfillment
of Two Great
Chapter 13 of Revelation
The First Beast
October 12, 312 a. d. On the right, the army of Constantine the Great pursues the soldiers of his competitor, Maxentius, who are trying to escape across the Milvian Bridge over the Tiber River, near Rome.
Act 1 | Scene 6
The frequent civil wars for the throne of Rome would surely have gravely wounded the Roman Empire.
His "Death-stroke" Was Healed
The Sixth Head-King-Kingdom of the first "beast" of Revelation 13 was "smitten unto death, and his death-stroke was HEALED."
"And I saw one of his heads as though it had been smitten unto death, and his death-stroke was healed: and the whole earth wondered after the beast; 4 and they worshipped the dragon because he gave his authority unto the beast; and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? and who is able to war with him? 5 and there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and there was given to him authority to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, even them that dwell in the heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and there was given to him authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. 8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, everyone whose name hath not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that hath been slain. 9 If any man hath an ear, let him hear. 10 If any man is for captivity, into captivity he goeth: if any man shall kill with the sword, with the sword must he be killed. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints."
G. "And I saw one of his heads as though it had been smitten unto death, and his death-stroke was healed." Revelation 13:3
The curtain opens, and Scene 5 of Act 1 of the "Portentous Drama of Two Great Apocalyptic Beasts" begins.
That terrible First Beast that came up out of the sea is still right there in the middle of the scenario!
We are intently watching, together with the apostle John, when one of the seven heads of that fearful First Beast is hit with the "stroke" of a "sword" (Revelation 13:14) so hard that he should have died. But, amazingly, the severely wounded head is healed!