I did not elaborate to keep it simple. You asked the right questions. History: in 1798 Napoleon took the pope captive and confiscated the Vatican. This is the deadly wound. Notice the flow of power. "The dragon gave him his power seat and authority." The Roman government moved to Constanople and left the bishop of Rome in charge. The deadly wound was healed in 1927 when Mussolini restored the Vatican and other lands. Revelation 13:2-3 KJV  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.  And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. The Seventh head gives way to the eighth but it is still the seventh. Revelation 17:11 KJV  And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. http://biblehub.com/revelation/17-8.htm What are we waiting for now? The Seventh head becomes a coalition at the very end. Revelation 16:13-14 KJV  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. These three, the dragon (paganism/spiritualism), the beast (papal system), false prophet (fallen Protestantism) join forces in the last days. All authority belongs to Christ but these three demand political authority to enforce worship. "Speak and cause" means to make civil laws and enforce them. Revelation 13:14-15 KJV  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.  And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. The image of the Beast is not the same beast but it does the same things. Freedom and conscience are to be suppressed even to the death decree. .