Modern English Version (MEV)
7 It was granted to him to wage war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe and tongue and nation. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, all whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb who was slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear:
10 “He who is to be taken captive,
into captivity he shall go;
he who kills with the sword,
with the sword he must be killed.”
Here is a call for the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb and he spoke like a dragon.
8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, all whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb who was slain from the foundation of the world.
I think this should be a sense of encouragement to all in spite of the fact that the holy ones must endure a war. The only reason why a war should surface is because people have chosen to follow human nature. We must all think and reflect on the short Bible story of Adam and Eve when we find that they too were inclined to follow throw on a selfish line of reasoning that led to their rebellion. In the dream of Revelation, the prophecy of the final days we learn that Satan’s mission is very urgent, Revelation 12:12.
However, the Book of Life is mentioned here with encouragement, Revelation 13:8 and it expresses that not one person whose name is in this book will fall under the power of sinful reasoning during his war against the Holy Ones. That does not mean they will not be tested it only means that they cannot be conquered.