Here, in Revelation 13:1-18, we see these beasts in their superhuman form, as we see them in their human or mortal form in Daniel. It is the whole Image of Daniel 2 in its superhuman form which we see here, rather than one of its mortal parts. IT IS THE IMAGE REVIVED AS A WHOLE.
At the first Exodus it was the sea, through which Israel went into the wilderness with its 42 stations, (the stations of the first Exodus is the list of 42 locations visited by the Israelites following their exodus from Egypt (Numbers 33, with variations in Exodus and Deuteronomy). Here, in Revelation 12:15, it is "a flood" which drives her into the wilderness for 42 months for the Second Exodus. The delivering from the sea was miraculous; and so will be the deliverance from this "flood."
The Dragon, as soon as he is cast down to the earth, and LIMITED to the earth and the sea, at once proceeds to make war with the Woman, and the remnant of her seed.
Read Revelation 12:10-12. There is the song of victory sung in heaven. It will be sung by those who will have been caught up to heaven out OF "the great Tribulation." (Revelation 7; Revelation 14; and Revelation 15). When Satan is cast down, "he hath but a short time," which is definitely stated to be 3 1/2 years, during which he is wroth with the woman, and makes war with the remnant of her seed (Revelation 12:14-17).
At the first advent, the First Coming of The LORD Jesus Christ, the announcement was made "on earth, peace." But NOW, at the time of the Second Advent, it is "in heaven, WAR!"