The Beast of the Sea

Wow, more incredible visions and mind boggling images of great and terrible things. In Chapter 12 we encountered the woman and the dragon. The dragon we were told was the ancient serpent, the devil, Satan, the deceiver of the world. When he failed in his attempt to kill the woman’s baby son, he attacked the woman who fled into the wilderness and escaped. Failing again he made war on the rest of her offspring who kept the commandments of God and held to the testimony of Jesus, meaning the church of Jesus Christ on earth. In Chapter 13 we are given more detail about this war that Satan is waging against the church, against Christians.