It's the Dragon
“And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore.” (Revelation 13:1)
The book of Revelation is full of powerful imagery, and chapter thirteen has some of the strongest. The nation of Rome is depicted as a terrible beast arising out of the sea of mankind, accompanied by another beast, the deceptive false religions of Rome, that seeks to devour Christianity and purge the earth of God’s people. These two things, false religion and wicked governance, arise like monstrous, feral brutes to tear and deceive.
And who stands at the seashore watching and approving? The dragon. Satan is behind it.
Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is there evil in this world? Who is to blame for corruption and oppression? It isn’t God who is the problem. It’s the dragon.
Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites