In Revision at this time! Still in revision because it is a very hard riddle a possibly meant to be confusing to confound and by that I think untrustworthy for me because I believe Jesus the true one would not confuse believers. Certainly I think a lot of harm has occurred because of the confusion. That is why I don’t trust Revelation! It is too difficult to understand.
Part 1: The Beasts of Revelation
11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth;
and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
(Pope Benedict XVl?)
12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him,
and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast,
whose deadly wound was healed.
(Papacy of Rome-Lateran Treaty)?/Pope John Paul attempted assassination?Saul/Paul snake bite with Luke on island of Melita?)
13And he doeth great wonders,
so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
(Acts-1st Pentacost?Bohemian Grove?Saul/Paul, Pope John Paul Neocat Israel)
14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast;
(Matthias Josephus Flavius, Luke, Paul and Barnabas (Luke?)?)
saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast,
(Shroud of Turin?)
which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
(James?) (Malchus’s ear at Garden of Gethsamane?)
This verse says a wound by a sword and did live (not healed)
and whose deadly wound was healed.
Sounds like two different wounds and one person or the same person!
Part 2: Deadly Wound That was Healed
1And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.2And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.3And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire,
there came a viper out of the heat,
and fastened on his hand.4And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
6Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and
said that he was a god.
This verse is about Paul /Saul who was bitten by a deadly viper on his venture to Rome after his ship wrecked on the island of Malta and the heathens considered him a god because of it, as Luke wrote.
Could this snake bite be the deadly wound that was healed?
Luke was a physician!
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
Paul is saying the above verse about Luke *the doctor*
Luke is Barnabas which means ‘to make to forget’ or the ‘son of consolation’
Barnabas is NERO therefore Luke is Nero
Nero’s name is Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus
Demas means “the people of the prince” which when compared to the Book of Daniel prophecies was also the prince that Jesus in the Gospel of John warned would be coming…. the one that Jesus said “The prince of this world cometh, and he hath nothing in me” which also refers to Paul in the Book of Acts when he says ‘Christ in me’ etc.
So I am assuming Paul is the prince.
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee:
for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
Did Luke heal the deadly wound?
The Wound of a Sword and Did Live
Then there was Malchus the servant of the High Priest Caiaphas whom Peter loped off his ear at the Garden of Gethsamane with the sword when Jesus was arrested.
Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.
The gospels of Matthew, Mark and John do not say that Jesus healed Malchus’s ear.
50And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.51And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
Only the gospel of Luke says that Jesus healed Malchus’s ear!
Luke was a companion to Saul/Paul and he also wrote the book of Acts!
I believe that John’s gospel is the most reliable of the four gospels because he was the only true and chosen apostle of Jesus Christ that had his gospel included in the bible.
So if Malchus’s ear was not healed by Jesus in three of the gospels
that could be
the wound of the sword and did live,
if he indeed lived.
Could the wound by a sword and did live be speaking of Malchus? Pope John Paul?
26One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?
The statement by John about the kinsman of Malchus is VERY interesting and leads me to believe that Malchus’s kinsmen were easily recognized as of a certain race of people or a certain religion.
Possibly Egyptian? Maybe even a Greek speaking Egyptian? Maybe even a Greek speaking Egyptian that led 4000 murders in the desert according to Acts
(written by Luke)?
In the above versew Rev:13:11-13 the person spoken of had a wound of a sword and did live and had a deadly wound that was healed.
Could Malchus, servant of the high priest, also be Luke? Or since Luke is the only gospel that attests to Jesus healing the wound by a sword of Malchus’s ear in the Garden
Could Luke be the 2nd beast that causes people to worship the 1st beast?
Basically causes people to worship himself.
Could Luke and Paul be the two beasts in one?
8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.9If any man have an ear, let him hear.10He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
a native of Antioch,
by profession a physician.
He had become a disciple of the apostle Paul and later followed Paul until his [Paul’s] martyrdom. Having served the Lord continuously, unmarried and without children, filled with the Holy Spirit he died at the age of 84 years. (p. 335)?”
History and the Shroud of Turin
“As science moved forward, new historical information was coming to light. Indeed, there is evidence that the cloth, now called the Shroud of Turin, really was a treasure of the early church; not the Pauline communities with which we are so familiar, but the Church in the East. Edessa, in the Fertile Crescent of the upper Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and the Euphrates, was a major city on the Silk Road and undoubtedly one of the earliest Christian communities. If you traveled from Jerusalem to Antioch, you were two thirds of the way to Edessa. Turn left to go to Tarsus, turn right for Edessa. There is some evidence and a strong tradition that Thomas and Thaddeus Jude (Thaddeus of the 70, Thaddeus of Edessa) went to Edessa as early as 33 CE.There is a legend that they carried with them a cloth bearing an image of Jesus. In 544 CE, a cloth, with an image believed to be Jesus, was found above one of Edessa’s gates in the walls of the city, a cloth that Gregory Referendarius of Constantinople would later describe with a full length image and bloodstains. There is strong evidence that the
Edessa cloth is in fact the Shroud of Turin.
Numerous writings, drawings, icons, pollen spores and limestone dust attest to this.
How curious these poetic words from the apocryphal Thomasine literature of Edessa seem. They are from the “Hymn of the Pearl,” a poem arguably as old as the first half of the first century. As a figure of speech, Jesus, in the poem, is musing in the first person:
But all in the moment I faced it /
This robe seemed to me like a mirror,
And in it I saw my whole self /
Moreover I faced myself facing into it.
For we were two together divided /
Yet in one we stood in one likeness.
These words resonate with the two head-to-head images we see seemingly reflected on the Shroud of Turin: like a mirror . . my whole self . . . faced myself facing into it . . . we were two together divided . . . stood in one likeness.”
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast,
that the image of the beast should both speak,
and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
(Interesting coincidence but Thomas was the only disciple missing when Jesus Christ visited the first time after he had arisen!)
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