The Serpent, the Beast, and the False Prophet.
The Bible mentions three adversaries, the first one in the beginning, the second one in the middle, and the last one at the end. These are three forms of preditory violations that mankind has had to live under untill today.
Today we can see their meanings because we have historical hindsight. The Serpent which led Adam and Eve out of Eden is the Serpent or Dragon that we still have today. It is the "survival of the fittest" attitude in human beings. When we selfishly strive in our primary physical instincts we behave as sepents. Although this form of goverment increases and breeds vitality in whatever species it functions in, life nevertheless becomes a dangerous and dreadful jungle. Whether the serpents government functions in an individual person or collectivly in a civilization, it keeps the strong crawling to the top and the rest of the masses as sacrificial goats. Natures way of natural selection is what the Bible means by "the Serpent."
After about 2000 years of living under natures Serpent government the Tribes of Israel were led across the Jordan River into a millennium of rest. During this time they lived under the "Law of Justice." So long as they kept the Jubilee everything functioned smoothly. But when the Jubilee was dropped the beast was manifest. The Beast is what is known as Bad Government. When the Law serves injustice, inequality and leads people into captivity it is refered to in the bible as "the Beast." Paul tells us that "the strenght of sin is in the Law." 1 Cor.15;16
The False Prophet is the negetive counterpart of the Holy Spirit. About the Holy Spirit it is said " he shall guide you into all truth." Jn.16;13 But unfortunatly the False Prophet also offers attractive teaching to those who don't yearn after righteousness. Today the False Prophet has instilled his avirice through the teaching of false profit. Capitalism has now reduced a third of the world to abject poverty and suffering. But it is legal says the Beast!
The Serpent, the Beast and the False Prophet are simple to understand. But today the spirit of antichrist clouds with illusion encouraging men to debate the Beast as the U.N., or the Roman Church or even the E.U. There is no need to wonder. The Holy Spirit is also here today to answer all our needs. When the Bible mentions the Serpent it means the negative vitality that natural selection brings. When it describes a Beast, his power comes from an inversion of the legal laws of justice. But the False Prophet is the only one that can talk us out of believing in the bible and Jesus Christ.