Donna Danna (3 Feb 2012)
"REPLY TO JOHN B. -- Can Satan Be Either Beasts in Rev. 13?"


John B.,
 
In reply to your post at
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2012/johnb22.htm  it looks like you are saying that it is not the head of a king that is wounded in the following verses.  Thanks for pointing that out.
 
Rev. 13:3 says, "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."  Rev. 13:12, "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."  Rev. 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 the sword, and did live." 
 
You stated in your post that the 6th pope or king was mortally wounded by being shot but his deadly wound was healed which leads you to believe that he will be the Antichrist or first beast.  However, I don't see how the antichrist or first beast could be the 6th Pope because he did not have a wound by the sword as stated in Rev. 13:14 above.  A wound from a bullet is different than a wound by the sword.
 
Also when you referred to Abandon/Apollyon in your post, the king over the locusts, who is an angel of the bottomless pit, I think that you meant Abaddon/Apollyon in Rev. 9:11.