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The Beast is a rebellious nature, or an influence (doctrine, person, or a name) which exalts itself above the commandments of YAHUWEH.

The Beast as a Nature:
is a wild disobedience nature, untamed (not born-again or converted) by the Spirit of YHWH. It is the nature of Cain, contrary to the one of Ab'El

The Beast as an influence:
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole earth: he was cast out into the earth, and his messengers (angels) were cast out with him.

Rev 13:4-6 And they (entire earth) worshipped the dragon (Satan) which gave power (name) to the beast (influence): and they (entire earth) worshipped the beast, saying, "Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And it was given to him a mouth speaking great matters and blasphemies; and he was given power to do so forty-two mouths. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against El, to blaspheme His Name {YHWH} and His Tabernacle, and those dwelling in the heavens   
In Rev 13:4-6, Satan gave the beast (the influence) his power (which is his name) Acts 4:7, in order for the beast to manipulate the whole earth into worshiping the name of Satan, thinking they are worshiping the Name of the Creator "YAHUWEH" Yh 17:3-6. By ignorantly worshipping the name of Satan, given to the beast, the entire earth blasphemes the Name of YAHUWEH, the jealous Creator, who willed all praise and honor to His Name alone Rev 13:6. The Beast came in the name of Satan Yh 5:43
 Four manifestations of the Beast
 the four meaning of the beast:

1st meaning of the Beast: {demonic influence or anti-messiah) 
. The beast represents the influence of the counterfeit Savior or anti-Messiah Matt 24:5, who came in the name of the dragon Yh 5:43, contrary to coming in the Name of YAHUWEH as the Scripture prescribed Deut 18:18-19/Acts 3:22/ Yh 5:43/ Yh 17:3-12/ Matt 23:39. 
The Mission of the Beast
. He came to set up a counterfeit religion to compete or substituted the true Faith Yahushua the Messiah established upon the foundation of His Name 1 Corinth 3:11/Matt 18:20. Exemplified in the story of the wheat and the weeds Matt 13:24-30. The Scripture called the beast's religion "Babylon the great" Rev 17/ Rev 18. 
. The beast also came to annihilate the worship of the Name of YAHUWEH and His Son Yahushua, in order to introduce the worship of the names of the dragon in various religious establishments; which popularize his worship around the world. 
. The Beast is also a protégé of Satan, or an influential religious king who exalts himself and directly wars against the orders of YAHUWEH Daniel 7:23-26. The Scripture called the beast the man of lawlessness 2 Thessa 2:8-12. Example of such a king is Emperor Constantine the great, who reformed Mithraism to Christianity. 
The ultimate goal of the Beast is to win worship to the names of Satan and gain allegiance of every person on earth. Which he succeeded in tricking the entire earth into accepting and worshiping various names of the dragon by a deceptive means of translated languages Rev 13:4-8/ YeshaYahu 14:4-18. In the spiritual realm, whomever you worship his name is the head and the authority over your life.
The Beast as a false doctrine  
The beast is also a demonic doctrine which influences people to slightly disobey the order or commands of YAHUWEH.
. In Genesis 2:16, YAHUWEH commanded Adam and said: "And YAHUWEH El commanded Adam, and said, of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it, for in the day that you shall eat of it- you shall surely die." {Test of obedient} 
. In Genesis 3:1-6 the beast slightly contradicted the Order and said: And the serpent said to the woman {Eve} "Is it true that El commanded 'Do not eat of every tree of the garden'? And the woman answered to the serpent and said 'We are to eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, but of the tree which is in the middle of the garden- El said 'Do not eat of it, nor touch it, lest you die." And the serpent said to the woman, 'You shall certainly not die.'
. In MatthYahu 1:18-21, YAHUWEH sent His messanger Gabri'El to name His Son and said, "And she shall give birth to a Son, and you shall call His Name Yahushua, for He shall save His people from their sin."
. In Yahuchanan/Jh 5:43, However, the beast came in his own name, and change the Name of Yahushua to His own name instead, and the whole earth accepted his name. Yahushua Messiah testified and said, "I come in My Father's Name and you did not receive Me, if another comes in his own name, him you would receive."

2nd meaning of the Beast: {rebellious nature}
Every person is in this world possesses the nature of the beast, because we are all born in original sin. And that rebellious nature consists of disobedient, lying tongue, spirit of murder, racism, hatred, betray, deception, and so on. And that is why we all need the true Savior; given the power and the spirit of the Word of El - to convert anyone willing to pay heed to His commands and believe in His Name Yh 1:10-12. As it is written, "Unless a person is born-again (convert from a wolf to a sheep) he cannot see the kingdom of El" Yh 3:3. 

3rd meaning of the Beast:
{labour or time of sin }
It is the number of man's rule or labour, which is the number 6 (six days you shall labour and toil, on the seventh day is a Sabbath of YAHUWEH your El, you shall rest, and do not work). 6 is the number of the beast, contrary to 7 - the number of salvation, rest and completion of a time. 
Note: a thousand years is like a day in YAHUWEH's sight. Hence, man's time of labour on earth is 6000 years, which means six days in the sight of YAHUWEH Almighty. Then, 1000 years of Sabbatical rest Rev 21:4-8, which is one day of rest for believers who will partake in the wedding feast of the Lamb for one day or 1000 years. While the rest of humanity will continue on earth for another 1000, until the 7000 years or 7th day, which is the completion of people's time-table on earth, before the final sentence, then (8th day) ETERNITY sets-in. 

4th meaning of the Beast: {the realm of this world}
. The Beast also means the kingdom of this world, or the rebellious jungle system: the government of man; given to the prince and the first inhabitant of the earth Luke 4:6/ Rev 13:5-8/ Yahuchanan/Jh 18:36, contrary to the government
of YAHUWEH, established upon His Name and His Commandments.

True believers are not of this earth, either do they partake in the things of this present world/beast Yh 17:14-18
. Yahushua the Messiah came to violently rescue the chosen out of this world or out of the beast Matt 10:34-40. And the world hated them because of the Name of YAHUWEH and Yahushua YeshaYahu 66:5/ Matt 10:22 and the world (children of Cain) hated them (elects) because they would not share-in their disobedient, (as darkness is furious of the light, because the presence of the light exposes the hidden deeds of darkness). 
 Satan the chief rebellious one, who deceived the third of the population of the messengers (angels) in heaven - to join in with his rebellion in heaven. Consequently, he and his followers were cast out of heaven to the earth. On arrival, the earth was given unto him- to tempt and trial all those who will walk in the face of the earth, including Adam and Eve. However, he succeeded to deceive the entire earth except 144,000 men elects. Satan would not deceive the elects because they are those willing to forsake everything of this present world, including their own life- to follow the commands of YAHUWEH even unto death. Satan depends on the things of this world to accomplish his deception, but the elects forsook all the things of this world, and they love not their own lives. Thus, Satan lost his power to seduce them through the affairs of this world Luke 4:1-13/ Rev 14:1-5/ Rev 3:7-12/ MatthYahu 19:27-30/ MatthYahu 6:19-21.
    rebellious spirit
    (unborn-again nature)