Revelation 13:1  "I stood upon the sand of the sea and I saw a beast rise up out of the sand of the sea having seven heads and ten horns and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy."  I believe that the day and hour in which we live sheds greater light on the interpretation of this beast.  There are certain characteristics which most of us agree on.  The scriptures already point out the fact that beasts represent kingdoms (Daniel 7:23) and the horns represent rulers (kings or presidents) (Daniel 7:24).  The visions Daniel and John had were pertinent to the last days, just before the return of Christ to rule and reign (Daniel 7:22 and Revelation 14:7).  They both saw beasts representing kingdoms in the last days.  I find it interesting that most nations have a national beast, which symbolizes their particular country, and that the symbolism in Daniel and Revelation also refer to beasts, which represent kingdoms (nations).  As I prayed to learn the interpretation of this beast, the first thing I noted is that the seven heads came out of one beast - one body of nations if you will, which are in agreement (having the same ideology).  Then, I focused on the fact that this beast with seven heads has the body of a leopard (Revelation 13:2).  I think it is important to notice that the body of the beast is a leopard, because it must be symbolic of the theocracy behind the beast (bringing the kingdoms together into one body).  The scriptures tell us, "How can two walk together unless they agree?" Amos 3:3.  I then researched which nations symbol is the leopard.  I found that there is only one nation solely represented by the leopard and that is Somalia (98.5% Muslim) and Pakistan does have a state that is represented by the leopard (96.3% Muslim), according to  Isn't it also interesting that you hear more about Muslims and their faith issues throughout the mainstream news media than any other religion today?  According to, Muslims have caused 71% of all (ongoing) wars in the world since 1964.  According to the Qu'ran (Muslim bible), all non-Muslims must be subdued.  Since when have we ever had a Muslim president, as we do now?  The president said he is not a Muslim, nevertheless, he wrote two books before stepping into the presidency, "Dreams of My Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."  Both books proclaim his Muslim faith.  He denies this now only because there is a majority in the US who consider themselves to be Christians.  However, Muslims can lie, according to the Qu'ran, if it is a means to their end, which is termed "taqiyya" (Qu'ran 3:28).  We notice the beast is described as having the feet of a bear (Revelation 3:2).  The most formidable country with a bear as their national symbol is Russia.  The Bible says that Russia and Muslim nations will march powerfully against Israel in the last days during the battle of God and Magog (Russia today), Ezekiel 38.  There has never before been an alliance between Iran (99.4% Muslim) and Russia, but there is now, and Russia has been supplying Iran with weapons.  This alliance is prophesied in the Bible: Iran (Persia), along with Ethiopia (33.9% Muslim) and Libya (96.6% Muslim) align themselves with Russia against Israel, according to Ezekiel 38.  Ethiopia is one-third Muslim, although Jihad has been raised by the Muslims in Ethiopia with much conflict right now.  According to, 57 Christian churches were burned in Ethiopia by Muslim Jihadists as of the date the article posted, 3/17/11.  It is my understanding more Christian churches have been burned to the ground and Christians have fled the area for their lives.  Four have been killed by the Muslim terrorists.  The mouth of the beast is the mouth of a lion.  Great Britain's symbol is a lion.  In certain provinces of Britain, sharia (Muslim) law has been adopted.  As of 6/29/09, Britain had 85 sharia courts, according to Great Britain Times & Sunday Times, and the Muslim population had grown from 500,000 to 2.4 million in just four years!  According to an article dated 2/10/07 in Great Britain's "The Sunday Times," thousands of Christian churches were closing and many being taken over my Muslims for mosques.  At this website,, you can see how many great cathedrals have been turned into mosques throughout the world.  Revelation 6:1 says, "I saw a white horse and he that sat on him had a bow."  According to the Muslim faith, their savior to come, the Mahdi, will (literally) arrive on a white horse.  Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, believes the Mahdi will arrive as soon as they begin Jihad (holy war) against the non-Muslim nations.  There is no doubt in my mind that the Antichrist will be the Mahdi of Muslim nations, which hate Israel.  Finally, the beast has seven heads, which is precisely in line with the United Nations division of the world into seven continents, see:, and look for the list of sovereign states and dependent territories by continent.  The return of our Lord and Savior is near, my friends!