The Beast from the Sea: And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.
The Seven Heads had the names of the Seven Deadly Sins: Luxuria (extravagance, later lust), Gula (gluttony), Avaritia (avarice/greed), Acedia (sloth), Ira (wrath), Invidia (envy), and Superbia (pride/hubris) which is the worst of the Seven.
The ten horns and crowns have generally been interpreted as representing world leaders.
I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;
The fatal wound was to the head of Hubris and refers to Gore's "loss" of the Presidency. Let's recall what happened to Gore after the 2000 election. He kind of fell into a funk that could be described as a sort of political death:
He had been for eight years the Vice President of the most powerful nation in the world but lost it all. Certainly, that would be consistent with the imagery of his head of Hubris being fatally wounded. But it has healed now, and Gore is full of even more Hubris than ever before. He has his movie which has gained him much (ill-gotten) acclaim with a nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize as well as an Academy Award. And now he is organizing a "Live Aid" type of concert for this summer devoted to "stopping" Global Warming.
They worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.
I'm not sure about the forty-two months, or 3.5 years, and when it actually starts. If it begins at the general release date of the movie, June 2, 2006, then the 3.5 years is up in November 2009.
(You know that when communists and capitalists agree on something then it must be true. ;-) In fact there is growing awareness. ;-) )
If Gore gets his way then he will essentially be given authority over every tribe and peoople and tongue and nation. And all who dwell on earth will be forced to follow him and his Global Warming teachings. Everyone who rejects the laws of Nature in favor of Gore's Impending Disaster will be removing their names from the book of life. The Global Warming Alarmists are committing the Deadly Sin of Hubris to think that we can really induce or stop large climatic changes. (first said here)
The Beast from the Earth: Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
The name of this beast from the earth that the beast from the sea has given the power to perform "great signs" is clearly the movie An Inconvenient Truth. Imagine how John who wrote the book of Revelation would interpret his visions as real beings when he might have actually seen visions from the film. He had no way of knowing that mankind would have created such realistic "graven images." This is how visions usually work. We don't always know exactly how to interpret them because of our limited knowledge at the time.
As we are beginning to see any of us who do not accept the "great signs" presented by the beast of the earth (the film) are being severely criticized, ridiculed, and otherwise character-assassinated. Now we've even been ridiculously and maliciously equated with the "Holocaust Deniers." If that isn't a blasphemous abuse of the Jewish People and their trials then I don't know what is. In fact, it seems to be very consistent with the picture presented in the book of Revelation.
And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is 666.
If Gore and the AGW Devils win the "debate" about the future of the world we all will be required to accept an AGW mark in order to function in the world.
Well, apologies for cutting off abruptly. I just can't stomach the further exploration of these possibilities. But I do want to say that if I mysteriously disappear or even die then it's probably because I've exposed Al Gore for what he really is. ;-)
And that is today's (satiric) sermonette.