We know from the prophecies in Daniel that "beasts" represent kings or rulers and their kingdoms.
1. The lamb with seven horns and seven eyes (Revelation 5:6; 12:11; 13:8,11; 14:1,4)
Everyone seems to agree that this lamb represents Jesus, the Lamb of God, who was slain for our sins with His Kingdom. (John 1:29)
2. The beast that comes out of the abyss and the great red dragon with seven heads and ten horns. (Revelation 11:7; 12:3)
This is clearly Satan and his kingdom from earth and heaven combined in the last days
3. The leopard, bear, and lion-like beast with seven heads and ten horns (Revelation 13:1-3)
This is the first of the two controversial beast kingdoms. I am in favor of this beast kingdom being the Islamic Caliphate kingdom with the Ottoman Caliphate being the head that was wounded with the aftermath of world war I and is being healed today. When Al-Mutawakkil died in 1543, the title of caliph was passed to Suleiman I the Magnificent, who ruled as both the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the Caliph of Islam.
The Ottomans lost the title of caliph on March 3, 1924, when the government of Turkey exiled all members of the House of Osman, including Caliph Abdülmecid II, promptly ending all traces of the Ottoman Caliphate.
in my opinion, ISIS is attempting to restore the terrible beast Islamic caliphate kingdom that kill and behead the Christians (Rev. 6:9; 20:4.)
ISIS burst onto the international stage when they declared a caliphate bearing the infamous black jihadist flag after they seized control of Mosul in 2014.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3900471/i ... claration/
4. A beast with two horns like the lamb, but speaks like the dragon (Revelation 13:11,17)
Although controversial, I believe this beast kingdom represents the divided Christian Roman Empire, since it comes out of "the Land" which I think refers to what we call "the Holy Land" where the Christian religion originated. From the Vatican in Rome, the Pope speaks like that old dragon called Satan the devil. (Rev. 12:9)
It appears that in Revelation, the last three Kingdoms supported by Satan, work together in an attempt to destroy the first kingdom, which is the Kingdom of Christ. But these forces of darkness are not able to overcome the Kingdom of Christ. (Rev. 17:13-14)
- Albert Einstein