Continuing on from my previous question, I’m after some further understanding of this same section in Revelation.
Consider this ... 1st - Here the beast was given authority ..
REV 13:5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.
And 2nd - the dragon gave him this authority...
REV 13:4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast;
And, 3rd - included in this authority was authority over the nations ...
REV 13:7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.
So far pretty simple, no problems. And besides, we know from Jesus’s temptation in the wilderness that Satan did have authority over the nations.
But ... there is one problem I am having with understanding this ... because 2 chapters earlier we see this ...
REV 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”
How to reconcile this?
(Edit) In chapter 11 Jesus has (or rather gets/takes) authority over the kingdoms - but then later in chapter 13 the dragon seems to have that authority. When, or at what point (in Revelation) does this authority swap over? And also, if relevant, how or where does this ‘authority’ rest prior to Revelation.