Revelation 13:6-8 (KJV)
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And 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.
For 3.5 years this beast will reign on the earth. His purpose, of which is to cause the name of the most high God to be defamed and his name and the dragon’s lifted up instead. Continue Reading