Mike Plunket (31 Jan 2012)
"To John B.....Satan cannot be either beasts of Revelations 13.....can he?"

John B.,
I have been following your posts about the beasts in revelations. I have been studying it for awhile now.
Chapter 9:1....And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him
was given the key of the bottomless pit.
This sounds like satan to me. I believe that he is the king that is over them, also, as he is leader of all the
fallen angels.
11.....And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the hebrew
tongue is A-bad'don, but in the greek tongue, hath his name A-pol'ly-on.
Tom Horn's book, Apollyon Rising, suggests this entity's return as Nimrod/Osiris/Apollo, the sun god rising
again. I read about Nimrod in the book of Jasher and found out that he was decapitated by Esau. Could
this be the head wound of the beast that was healed in revelations 13?
One of the beast's in revelations 13 is the antichrist and the other is the false prophet. In either case, satan,
or the dragon, cannot be either one of them or become either one of them because revelations chap. 20:2
says that :
2. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand
3. And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the
nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Notice that he was cast into the "bottomless pit" for 1000 years, during the melinium. Verse 7....And when the                      thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8....And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the 4 quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to
gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9....And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the
beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
Verse 10 is the key to understanding that Satan was cast into the bottomless pit for a 1000 years but the
2 beast's of revelations 13 were thrown into the lake of fire, ALIVE!
10....And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and
the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Notice that Satan was not cast into the lake of fire until over 1000 years later! The beast and the false
prophet were already there! As they were cast into the lake of fire back in rev. 19: 20.
rev. 19: 20....And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wraught miracles before him,                                       with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image.                              These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
It appears to me to be clear that the beast or beast's of revelations 13, could not be Satan reincarnate
because the scriptures clearly show that he is sent to a different place than the 2 beast's were and
he was not condemned to the lake of fire until after, at least, 1000 years had past. I would be grateful
of any input about this as I was shocked when I realized this! It seems pretty cut and dried to me but
I was always under the impression that the anti-christ was suppose to be Satan, or a man that Satan
would possess after 3 and a half years.