The Scarlet Beast
Revelation 13:2: “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”
Apparently, from Chapter 17 verse 3, this beast has a color. John said, “... and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.” (Rev. 17:3.)
Hear we read of a “scarlet coloured beast.” The color of scarlet is red, and that happens to be the color of the great dragon mentioned in Chapter 12 of Revelation. “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” (Rev. 12:3.) It should be obvious that this verse is related to Revelation 17:3 because both verses mention the “seven heads and ten horns.” Most everyone understand that the “dragon” is Satan, so Satan’s beast is represented by the color red.
In Biblical prophecy we know that a beast represents a kingly empire, and a woman represents a religion. It was the dragon, that old devil, Satan, who gave the Islamic beast his power, seat and authority. The Scarlet Beast, then, just might be Satan’s spiritual kingdom in the form of Islam, and the beastly kingdom being the Islamic Empire.
By their teachings, all Muslims should be Jihadists and steeped in the spirit of the Qur’an, but there are some Muslim sects that aren’t so militant, and some individuals Muslims who are quite peaceful. Their prophet, Muhammad, was their model for jihad violence that is practiced around the world today. Clearly, the Arabic speaking people of the Middle East best understand and follow the Islamic religion. Those in the West, generally speaking, do not have a clue, as to the aims of Islam and the violent steps they will take to achieve their objective—to convert the entire globe to Allah and his prophet, Muhammad.
Empowered by the dragon, Islam is at the power center of even our global economy. Being “of the seven,” the eighth beast is the Islamic Second Jihad, in the image of the First Jihad. This eighth beast, the “scarlet” beast, is now being healed by Western powers as they finance and arm Islam, healing and empowering this final end-time foe of God’s people. The vital oil power that lubricates the global economy is in the hands of Jihadists.
Satan was given dominion over all the kingdoms of the earth, and the 8th beast is the scarlet beast, Islam—Satan’s final kingdom manifested in Islamic Jihad.
Since we understand that the dragon( Satan) gave “his seat, and great authority” to Islam, this 8th beast is then Satan’s final power play exercising his earthly might over his kingdoms, the same kingdoms that he offered Jesus.