Revelation Chapter 13

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Revelation 13

1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

2 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.

3 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.

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 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.

15 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.

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

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42 thoughts on “Revelation Chapter 13

  1. The end of verse 10 MSG says “Meanwhile, God’s holy people passionately and faithfully stand their ground.” The complete verse 10 in AMP says “Whoever leads into captivity will himself go into captivity; if anyone slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Herein is [the call for] the patience and the faith and fidelity of the saints (God’s people).” As we heard this last week, it will all be to the glory of God.

  2. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

    Thank you for your word Jesus!!! That day is coming very soon and we must know all the things that are not of God so we may be watching and have wisdom over the things that are of God and of the enemy. If we don’t have the knowledge the devil will easily trap us and make it seem as it’s from God. The word is the only thing we stand on because we know it’s Gods promises and God does not lie. Give me MORE understanding of your word Jesus!!!!

  3. 7. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

    8. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    9. If any man have an ear, let him hear.

    If your name isn’t written in the book of life, you will be deceived and worship the beast. Hear what the Word is telling us and make sure your name is written in the book of life before it’s too late!

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    4 And they worshipped the dragon which “gave power” unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

    The interesting thing here in verse:4 is that the beast is the world system and it is the dragon that gives it power. Also, notice how they worshipped the dragon. Their worship was in their words and their actions…”Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”

    Worship #G4352
    προσκυνέω
    proskuneō
    pros-koo-neh’-o
    From G4314 and probably a derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, that is, (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore): – worship.

    They not only worshipped the beast with their words, but also gave respect and honor to him.

    When we use our words to magnify a bad situation or use this government system for our advantage, we are not far from the great compromise that will soon be revealed through the antichrist.

  5. Freedom in chains

    Revelation 13:10 (NASB Strong’s)
    10 If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.

    Revelation 13:10 (AMP)
    10 Whoever leads into captivity will himself go into captivity; if anyone slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Herein is [the call for] the patience and the faith and fidelity of the saints (God’s people).

    Revelation 13:10 (Weymouth New Testament)
    10 If any one is eager to lead others into captivity, he must himself go into captivity. If any one is bent on killing with the sword, he must himself be killed by the sword. Here is an opportunity for endurance, and for the exercise of faith, on the part of God’s people.

    When the antichrist reigns, the beats system in place, and the world faces the mark, the people of God will be faced with an opportunity.

    Those who are willing and actively capturing the enemy will themselves be captured. Those who pursue with the sword, or any other weapon will themselves be faced with the same fate.

    I believe those who allow the Lord to fight their battles will come out victorious. Those who choose to love and not hate, those who speak with a smile, and not with bitterness, those who as the word says love not their lives even til the end will find their life as a testimony.

    God will get the glory as those who witness this will realize the God of heaven’s power, majesty, and glory.

    IF the church becomes persecuted, and placed into prison camps, and our freedoms are stripped away we must be like Paul and Silas.

    Acts 16:25-26 (KJV Strong’s)
    25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

    As long as the church remains on this earth the ultimate purpose of the church outside of God’s glory is to reach the lost and God will pour out his spirit upon all flesh until the last possible second before the trumpet sounds!

  6. Discernment will keep you from deception!

    13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

    14 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.

    The Bible says he deceived many on the earth because of the miracles he preformed. Throughout scripture it is evident time and time again that the devil desires to make a counterfeit of everything God does.

    People of God we must walk in the spirit of discernment and pray for our family, friends, and nation that they too would somehow be able to distinguish good from evil.

    After passing the deception test the next test is endurance. #four40

    He realize you where able to recognize the mark of the beast now he wants you to be hungry, tired, and frustrated because you can’t buy or sale.

    Yet he is missing the fact that my God is able to supply all my needs. (Phillipians 4:19) well let me correct my state, he did not forget that God is able to supply our needs but he us hoping you forget it or just maybe you’ve never read it and memorized it.

  7. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

    10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

    The importance of having your name written in the book of life is shown here. Then the scripture says: he that hath an ear let him hear, this shows the responsibility is ours to listen. We must understand that the only way to fight this enemy, the old devil himself, is with the power of God. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities. We fight not with swords and staves, but with the great Spirit of our living God. If we fight with guns and swords we will die by the same, Lord teach us to Pray!!

  8. IDOLATRY REVEALED

    17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
    18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

    Mans greatest struggles are taming our tongue and surrendering our will. GOD has positioned these last days to create opportunity for man to eternally choose who we will serve GOD or mammon.

    With the mark of man (the beast) we be permitted to buy and sell, however one must first consider the eternal cost of this decision. GOD is not placing man in a hopeless situation, GOD is placing man in a FAITH opportunity. We will either totally TRUST GOD for our provision or we will totally trust man for our provision.

    We have promises such as:

    Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

    Psalms 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

    Matthew 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
    31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
    32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
    33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

    The mark of the beast identifies the life and soul of every participator with man. The WORD of GOD through FAITH identifies every believer with our eternal savior, JESUS the Christ, who is GOD robed in flesh.

    Man will make a god of man through the “mark of the beast” or “the mark of man”.

    The apostle Paul prophetically stated this:

    Galatians 6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

    We have a choice to make in the last days.

    1. The mark of man (the beast)

    or

    2. The mark of JESUS (GOD)

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  9. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

    17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    This day is coming closer and closer to us, people are making the technology to make this happen in our day and politicians have been already talking about making this sort of thing a reality. But this is good news for us believers as it means we are ever closer into getting brought up into heaven to see our Lord Jesus.

  10. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

    8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

    Being born again and receiving the seal of the Holy Ghost upon our hearts and minds protects us from this deception coming. Deception is here now, but the deception of lying signs and wonders will test us. The word gives us instruction: our hearing. Hearing the word of God and hearing the man of God…Romans 10:17 “So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” If we listen to the world and the world system, our faith will be in the system of the Antichrist, but if we listen to God’s word, hide his word in our hearts, we will not be deceived. Then if we die for our faith, it is for his glory! Phillipians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, die is to gain our inheritance.

    • Correction: Phil 1:21 “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” To die is to gain our inheritance.

  11. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

    In order got him to do anything, it had to first be given to him. Or as another translations states “allowed”. God is going to allow trials in our life to build us and make us stronger.

    During the times of trials are where we build patience and faith just as it states in verse 10.

    10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

  12. Rev 13:7-10
    7 Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, 8 and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear:
    10 If anyone is to be taken captive,
    to captivity he goes;
    if anyone is to be slain with the sword,
    with the sword must he be slain.
    Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.
    (ESV)

    Since the beginning the devil has been allowed to war against us and conquer us. In our daily lives he has tried to tempt us with the riches of this world. he has tried to makes us weary with the troubles of everyday life. he has tried to mislead us with false teachings and beleifs, he has tried using our own lusts and desires. Which is why we must be firm in Him and His Word. We must have a relationship and connection through prayer and consecration to Our God. These are the weapons that will help us endure (440) this war and eventually win this war whether dead or alive God will be glorified!

  13. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

    This is why it is so important to be in the word of God and to listen and obey the preacher. The only way for our name to be written in the Lambs book of life is to obey God’s word!

  14. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

    Every living soul worships. They either worship God or gods. Idolatry is revealed in in vs 17-18 and is not much different from the begining of time like Gen 11 tower of babel. When people start focusing on the things of this world and not the supplier and Creator of all things they get lost. The Phillistine army put all their faith into a man named Goliath in (1 Sam 17) to be their hero in battle just like the people mentioned here saying: “Who is like the beast? who is able to make war with him?” (vs4) . The faith the people of Revelations and the Phillistines put into idols are the same and have not changed. We have the opportunity to be like David and stand up to the giants and beasts. The same spirit lives in us today to give us courage in times of turmoil and endurance when everyone else is pulled astray.

  15. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

    It is our selfish nature that would cause us resist the opportunity to serve/worship the Creator of this world. The one who imagined the world and everything that exist in it, and then spoke it all into place, so that man that HE would create with His own hands and breathe would have a place to live.

    However as we know sin enter in the picture by way of pride and disobedience and now those beings created to worship the Lord would now be given the “choice” to worship God.

    Every knee will bow now, or later. The choice is ours.

  16. 8 And all the people who belong to this world worshiped the beast. They are the ones whose names were not written in the Book of Life that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered before the world was made.
    9 Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.
    10 Anyone who is destined for prison will be taken to prison. Anyone destined to die by the sword will die by the sword. This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently and remain faithful. (NLT)

    It’s so important that we know His word and maintain a life of righteousness and separation from this world that our names may be in that Book of Life.

  17. I agree that the most important thing is to have our name written in the book of life. We must have on the full armor of God to fight against what comes against us and stay as close to God as we can get.

  18. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    As it has been demonstrated by preaching, everyone is a worshiper. We all worship. The question is whose side will we be on? Who will we worship. The devil will try anything and everything to get one frustrated and get people to worship deception. Let’s not magnify anything in our lives wether it be problems or things enjoyed. God and Him alone is worthy of all the praise and worship.

  19. 16 It forced all people, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to have a mark on the right hand or forehead.

    17 Without the mark of the name of the Beast or the number of its name, it was impossible to buy or sell anything.

    18 Solve a riddle: Put your heads together and figure out the meaning of the number of the Beast. It’s a human number: six hundred sixty-six. MSG
    If someone receives the mark, they shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, and be tormented with fire and brimstone for ever and ever. When this time comes is the time that we need to stick together and lean on Jesus Christ. What do we do if our children or hungry do we take the mark? Do we depend on Jesus for manna from Heaven? I am going to depend on manna from Heaven. Satan’s goal is to be like God. He counterfeits and desires the things that belong to God only. Satan’s ambition is to “be like the most high”. When we stay prayed up and fasted up the devil can’t get to us, but we start slacking the ole sly fox creeps in. Don’t let your guard down for the fox to creep in. We don’t have much time till this world is going to end. It breaks my heart to see rooted and grounded people in the truth and then they let one thing slide and then another and another and before you know it the devil has blinded them fromt he truth and they are backslid. Don’t fall into that trap. I want to ready when Jesus comes for his bride the church.What about you?

  20. 7, “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
    8, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
    9, “If any man have an ear, let him hear.”
    10, “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”

    NOW is the time to make sure your salvation if secure in Jesus. Now is the time to make sure your name is written in the book of life. For there is coming “great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (St. Matt. 24:21)

    During this time, everyone whose name is NOT written in the book of life, will worship the beast, and the beast will make war with the saints. This is when our patience and faith will be tested and tried. We must persevere and endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ and stand steadfast and unmoveable in our faith in God.

  21. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
    17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
    18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
    PROVERBS 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
    FOR ONLY WHEN YOU LEARN THE TRUTH AND KEEP IT DEEP IN YOUR HEART YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE FOOLED BY ANY ONE…. READ THE ARTICLE BELOW.

    Jesus of Suburbia — Has He Risen Again in Houston, Texas?
    March 6, 2007
    By JIM AVILA
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    A few weeks ago, in a tattoo parlor in the hip art deco district of Miami Beach, people were lining up to get “666” tattooed on their bodies, and then smiling through their pain. But these are not devil worshipers. They see themselves as devout followers of Jesus Christ. But the major difference that separates them from other Christians around the world is that the Jesus Christ they worship is alive and well — and living in the suburbs of Houston.

    These people belong to a new movement devoted to a man who calls himself the Second Coming of Jesus, and also claims the title of Antichrist, which to him is the next incarnation of Jesus on earth, not an evil being. To show their devotion, some followers ink themselves with “666.” One follower said, “I just want to make sure it’s visible, that everyone knows my life belongs to the man.” Another said, “I want everyone to know I’m one of the antichrists.”

    They and others like them are fervently devoted, some say fanatically, to a 60-year-old Puerto Rican whose legal name, to his pleasure, is Jose de Jesus, or “Jose of Jesus.” He counts followers in more than 30 countries; some say they total more than a million. But where does this man, who claims to be God, live? Not where you might expect: He resides with his wife in a suburban community just outside Houston.
    The Birth of ‘Jesus’
    When asked to explain who he is, de Jesus responds: “Jesus Christ, man, the second manifestation, the Second Coming of Christ.” He acknowledges that “it bothers a lot of people” that he calls himself Jesus.

    De Jesus’ beginning was anything but grand. Born in Puerto Rico, de Jesus grew up poor, living in government housing. He stole for a living to pay for his teenage heroin addiction and admits to eight felony charges that put him behind bars for nine months.

    Like many, de Jesus says he was born again in prison. From there he moved to the United States, where he became involved in church youth groups, and eventually a minister in Boston. But it was a vision, de Jesus says, that turned him from man of God to being God.

    “The same spirit that was in Jesus of Nazareth, and the same spirit is in me. He came to me. He [integrated] with my person in 1973.” de Jesus says this happened when two angels came to him in a vision, and while he admits there’s no real way for him to prove that he’s Christ, he says his followers aren’t asking for proof.

    “So you tell the millions of followers I have that … this guy is a liar. You know what are they going to say? Is that I prefer his lies than what religion gave me. I prefer, see because when they believe in what I teach, they activate angels in their life.”

    ‘Jesus Drank Wine Because He Didn’t Have Dewar’s’

    His followers do seem happy. They greet him with mariachi bands at airports and often collapse in tears when they see him preach. But when he speaks to them, it is without theatrics. No holy rolling, no healing — it’s a pretty straightforward lesson in the fundamentals of what he believes. And it’s an upbeat, no-fault, sin-free message. This self-proclaimed Jesus does not believe in sin, hell, the devil or damnation of any kind.

    “Before the presence of God, there’s no more sin,” he says. And with no sin, de Jesus teaches his followers, there’s no devil and no need for prayer, because after Jesus of Nazareth died and was resurrected, one can literally do no wrong in God’s eyes.

  22. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

    7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

    8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    Jesus help us fix or hearts on you so that when the day comes we wild not fall for the deceit of the enemy

  23. 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.

    Are you ready for that day? Are you ready to die for Jesus. It’s close than it was yesterday. Church get ready for the great day.

  24. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

    If we are in the word and experiencing a relationship with Jesus it will be very easy to see the end time events. We can be sure that we will know what is happening and we won’t be deceived if we keep our faith and first love.

  25. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy 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 all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. (‭Revelation‬ ‭13‬:‭4-9‬ KJV)
    Our allegiance must be grounded in our relationship with God. On that day it will be put to the test.
    , Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. (‭Luke‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ KJV)

  26. The word of God is plain in this matter. There is no need to figure out the revelation of the last few versus. We must not be partakers of the things that pertain to the beast. As Christians we must be like Christ and take a stand against sin. Let us walk in the way God has designed for us to walk in.

  27. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

    This chapter screams repentance, outreach, and prayer. The deceiver (satan) is doing all he can to draw souls away from God (Jesus), because his time is short. Dear God, forgive me and help me to recognize that I must do more; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. In God we trust! What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  28. 10 some will be lead into captivity others will be killed b the sword
    with just need to patience and wait for God to rescue us.God will save us!

  29. 7. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

    8. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    9. If any man have an ear, let him hear.

    we have to have the word of the lord in us and be ready And know who are first true love is,know that these last days are already here and that we need to have are names in the lambs book of life before we leave this place casue if we are not in that book we will go to hell.

  30. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

    Here is wisdom.
    As we rapidly approach the great day of judgement , we must be wise and grow in understanding. It will be Him prompting us through the Word, and will allow us to see when the beast takes stage.

  31. Already Overcome

    12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

    1 John 4:3
    And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

    The pressure to bow to the spirit of antichrist is already at work in our world. This influence digs at the church to undermine the truth it holds in this dark world. But Jesus has already overcome this world, and offers us victory to not bow our knee to falseness.

    John 16:33
    These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

  32. 666

    I like Tyndale’s Commentary on this verse. It had been suggested that 666 is referring to Nero. That view has a wide consensus. It is, however, lacking in acceptance.

    This calls for wisdom is a pause for emphasis (cf. 17:9). The following important statement provides a means by which the intelligent reader (one who has insight) can compute the beast’s number. The only clues John gives are that it is man’s number and that it is 666 (or, as some MSS have it, 616). Most students work from the fact that in the ancient world (where people lacked our convenient arabic [Vol 20: Rev, p. 168] numerals) it was usual to employ letters to denote numbers. In Greek the first nine letters of the alphabet were used for the units, the next for the tens and so on. The problem then is to find a name which gives a total of 666 when the numbers signified by its letters are added up. The possibilities are almost endless. In modern times the most favoured solution is ‘Nero Caesar’ (if the final letter be omitted to give the equivalent of the Latin spelling of the name the total is 616, the variant reading). But to get this result we must use the Greek form of the Latin name, transliterated into Hebrew characters, and with a variant spelling at that (the vowel letter y has to be omitted from qysr). This solution has its attractions, but no-one has shown why a Hebrew name with an unusual spelling should be employed in a Greek writing. It is also to be borne in mind that in the ancient world when Nero was a considerable figure (the Nero redivivus myth is thought by many critics to underlie parts of Revelation), this solution was apparently never thought of. Irenaeus mentions (and fails to adopt) the view that Lateinos, i.e. the Roman Empire, was meant. He mentions also euanthas and teitan (= the emperor Titus?) and favours the latter. Other solutions are put forward, but none has won wide acceptance. It is possible that such solutions are on the wrong lines and that we should understand the expression purely in terms of the symbolism of numbers. If we take the sum of the values represented by the letters of the name Iēsous, the Greek name ‘Jesus’, it comes to 888; each digit is one more than seven, the perfect number. But 666 yields the opposite phenomenon, for each digit falls short. The number may be meant to indicate not an individual, but a persistent falling short. All the more is this likely to be correct if we translate ‘it is the number of man’ rather than ‘a man’. John will then be saying that unregenerate man is persistently evil. He bears the mark of the beast [Vol 20: Rev, p. 169] in all he does. Civilization without Christ is necessarily under the dominion of the evil one

  33. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand. Anyone who is destined for prison will be taken to prison. Anyone destined to die by the sword will die by the sword. This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently and remain faithful. (‭Revelation‬ ‭13‬:‭9-10‬ NLT)

    Through every test, trial, persecution, time of turmoil and tribulations we need to stand out ground and trust in the Lord. It may not seem like we are victorious through the battles here on earth but glory awaits those who remain faithful to Him.

  34. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. (‭Revelation‬ ‭13‬:‭10‬ NKJV)

    Also if you live for evil you will die in evil.

  35. Beast of the sea !!!! 1. AND I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns, ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Dan. 7 : 2 2. 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. Dan. 7 : 4 3. 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. 4. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. Dan. 7 : 21 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

  36. v8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of world.

    Praise GOD HE put HIS redemptive plan into motion before he ever created this earth.
    Thank you JESUS HE had you and me in mind.
    The LAMB that was without spot or blemish chose to offer HIMSELF for our sins by dying in our stead
    GOD has exposed the lies of satan so that we would turn from our sins and follow HIM.
    MORE HOLY GHOST

  37. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    In the end all will bow down before him and all will confess his great name, wether they are saved or not! But we do not need to wait till then, let’s praise him now!

  38. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (‭Revelation‬ ‭13‬:‭7‬ KJV)

    This is why we should be in the word always. We should study to show ourselves approved. We must hide the word in our hearts that we will always know the will of God.

  39. 15 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.

    16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

    17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Many have tried to say they are the Anti-Christ have had great result convincing them of there deception. Including there are even some that wait for there “Christ” to rise again, lol.
    Some people just need to read there Bibles.

  40. And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, (‭Revelation‬ ‭13‬:‭5-7‬ ESV)

    For 3 1/2 years this beast will exercise his authority and make war on the saints. This passage may seem like the saints would be defeated but Our God has the final move. 

  41. Revelation 13:3-8

    Blasphemy is a act by which the honor of God is insulted.
    The beast will blaspheme God’s name and God’s people.

    Rev 13:6
    6 It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
    (ESV)

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