“And the beast that I saw resembled a leopard, but his feet were like those of a bear and his mouth was like that of a lion. And to him the dragon gave his [own] might and power and his [own] throne and great dominion. And one of his heads seemed to have a deadly wound. But his death stroke was healed; and the whole earth went after the beast in amazement and admiration.” Revelation 13:2-3 ->me: Some serious imagery here. 2 things from this passage. The first is a more firm understanding of why I think we see the dragon, beast, etc described the way we do by John. I am pretty sure this is what he saw and how God knew to show him in a way that we could see the ugliness and horrible evil that is wrapped up in the devil and his henchman. I am sure that if you were to see the beast (the anti-christ) he is probably a normal looking man the world will follow during his time in the end days…but if you were to describe his internal initiatives and contempt for God, you would put together John’s image of the anti-christ. The second thing that the Lord impressed upon me through this is that the sin in us can be wounded but cannot die until the end of time. I believe this is a reminder that I must remain vigilant my entire earthly life against the sin of this world. Through God’s strength I can overcome in the end but it will be a fight the entire way…I can NEVER let my guard down.