13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth [within the boundaries of the the revived Grecian Empire; (c/p. Luke 2:1)]
 shall worship him,
[a.] whose names are not written
[11.] in the book of life [born again]
[aa.] of the Lamb slain
[111.] from the foundation of the world (c/p. Rev. 17:8).
13:9 If any man have an ear,
 let him hear.
13:10 [a.] He that leadeth into captivity
[11.] shall go into captivity:
[b.] he that killeth with the sword
[11.] must be killed with the sword.
[aa.] the patience (Rev. 14:12) and
[ab.] the faith of the saints [the Antichrist can be resisted only in the realm of the spirit, by applying the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus (Rom: 8:2)].
[the false prophet*]
13:11 And I beheld another beast
 coming up out of the earth; and
[a.] he had two horns like a lamb, and
[b.] he spake as a dragon.
[c.] he exerciseth all the power
[11.] of the first beast [the false prophet’s power is limited to the jurisdiction of the Antichrist: the internal boundaries of the revived Grecian Empire] before him, and
[d.] [he] causeth
[11.] the earth and
[12.] them which dwell therein
[aa.] to worship the first beast [the Antichrist],
[111.] whose deadly wound
[aaa.] was healed [the revived Grecian Empire; and the Antichrist, himself].
[*For my opinion on the identity of the false prophet, see Endnote #12, The Chronological Revelation]
[e.] he doeth great wonders, so that
[f.] he maketh fire come down from heaven
[11.] on the earth [he counterfeits Elijah’s miracle (1 Kings 18:38; 2 Kings 1:10,12; Elijah, is one of God’s two witnesses (Rev. 11:3), which will have power to smite the earth with all plagues as often as they will (Rev. 11:5-6]
[12.] in the sight of men,
[g.] [he] deceiveth
[11.] them that dwell on the earth
[12.] by [the means of] those [lying] miracles
[aa.] which he had power to do
[111.] in the sight of the beast [his power is limited];
[13.] [by] saying [his deception comes through words] to them that dwell on the earth,
[aa.] that they should make an image to the beast [the Antichrist], which
[111.] had the wound by a sword, and
[112.] did live.
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