What is the purpose of the........beast, any of the beasts.
Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Rev 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Rev 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
Rev 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
Rev 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Rev 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
Rev 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Rev 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Rev 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
Rev 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
Rev 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Each beast mentioned in the Bible; whether the book of Daniel, or Revelations. The purpose of the beasts is to mainly fight for an ideology. The reason we equate the fighter for an ideology with an unclean animal is because those groups working under the table mostly are using unclean methods. They lie, cheat, steal, character assassinate, and assassinate or be destroyed, much like a soldier in an army. Seldom do these critters take umberance to do good; even though many may have, it is usually for the purpose; much like a an intelligence service, of deceit.
Intelligence services have that tendency to double and triple back. Back stab upon back stab. What we may be seeing out there in the world is an unholy combination of intelligence services working under the radar; so to speak, to manage world events.
The problem with intelligence services manipulating world events is that the methods they use; and so to the beasts, is that it will teach the children who will not be a member of these institutions or groups, deceit and trickery which leads to a degradation in society or societies.
Anyway the reason I started this article is because I wanted to mention that the beast associated with organized crime is different from others. It is one group of people, perhaps in the millions world wide who's purpose today is to see to the survival of the city of (biblical)Babylon. They are the so called foot soldiers of chaos. Defending a belief system of selfish life, living a nearly suicidal propense self destructive addictive behavior patterns such as doing dope because for a moment while they are high they feel....I don't know.....closer to heaven. The problem with these self flagellating habits is their bodies cannot take the abuse. When they come down off of whatever high they are on they feel worse.
My analysis stands. So long as the whore is in the world; that selfish, self centered group of people, every time a society or nation gets to a state of the art level of creature comforts, she will try to take over it's society, and it then becomes stagnant, decadent, and self destructive. If a society could avoid achieving that level of physical comfort and life was a continual struggle that society would never face a serious threat of becoming extinct.
The only solution to this whole mess so far has been religion. Not just any religion but monotheism and a dedication directly to God. Faith in God has to be maintained; or the people who will not work for men, because if at any time a nation become secular or anti-religious the people lose hope and their birthrates drop off, and they become extinct. The faith and belief system has to be stable with no modifications. Their are currently three belief systems in the world that exemplify what I am saying. Two of the three have led to peace and the third may yet lead to peace. Of course the two that are at peace are in a heated competition with the third and are being seriously threatened. These three are all born of one nation. Israel. In its way Abraham has indeed been used of God to conquer the world.
I say a fourth monotheistic belief system will rise up to dominate for a moment in history and I believe this is in process of happening before our eyes, embryonic it has been, it is now near birth awaiting only the pains of mega world catastrophes. The men and leaders are alive but awaiting who will rise up out of the ashes of tragedies.
As for me my faith is in Jesus the Christ. Go read the Gospil and find our for yourselves who he is and choose whether you will follow after him. I say do.