Apocalypse 4-7 And they adored the dragon, which gave power to the beast: and they adored the beast, saying: Who is like to the beast? and who shall be able to fight with him?  And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things, and blasphemies: and power was given to him to do two and forty months.
(V-2 council) And he opened his mouth unto blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. And power was given him over every tribe, and people, and tongue, and nation.  And all that dwell upon the earth adored him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb.
In other words, keep the faith and you will be protected. In Christ, Joseph