Daily Devotional, Year 3 – August 21 (The False Prophet, Part 17: “Revelation 17:8 – The Beast That Is Not, Yet Is”)

By admin On February 24th, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – August 21

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The False Prophet, Part 17: “Revelation 17:8 – The Beast That Is Not, Yet Is”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here… “JANUARY 26 (The False Prophet, Part 1: Lying Eyes!)”

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“The beast that thou sawest was, and is not;

and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit,

and go into perdition:

and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder,

whose names were not written in the book of life

from the foundation of the world,

when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is…”

Revelation 17:8 

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There is a micro-organism transmitted to humans and animals via a little sand-fly, which attacks the human body and sometimes causing death.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leishmaniasis_life_cycle_diagram_en.svg

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It is classified as, “Leishmaniasis”, and results in what has been named, “The Black Sickness”.

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The really amazing aspect to this little microbe is that it disguises itself so well that the human white blood cells cannot detect its invisible presence, thus allowing it to do its deadly work on that infected human.

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Leishmaniasis life cycle diagram – Wikimedia – public domain by its author, LadyofHats

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“THE BEAST THAT…IS NOT, AND YET IS”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGNow in today’s signature verse, the Revelation 13 Beast is spoken of in the following way…when they (the unsaved) behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is…” Revelation 17:8 

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It is common knowledge, even among many unbelievers, that Satan works best when nobody believes he actually exists.

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The problem is, while they are correct, the world has been completely deceived by this invisible enemy of souls!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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WHEN IS A BEAST NOT A BEAST?

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Now, the Book of Revelation, Chapter 13, reveals two beasts which rule over the people of the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpgworld.

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And of these two beasts it is written…“The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is…” Revelation 17:8 

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Now this above verse is somewhat confusing as to this beast that “is not and yet is”.

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Just what could this possibly be speaking of.

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Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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Well, one very real probability is found when understanding just who this beast is.

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Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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THE ANTICHRIST WORLD-SYSTEM

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpegThis website has devoted much time to discussing the two beasts of Revelation 13.

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And it has been revealed that this first beast was comprised of the kings and kingdoms of this world. Satan’s antichrist kingdom that this world is!

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And for a time period of 42 prophetic months (actually 1260 literal years), the apostate church of Europe, the 5th head of this beast, continued its totalitarian and tyrannical reign over those various countries, using banishment, imprisonment, censure-ship, torture, and murder to control and prevent all dissension by great masses of Europeans through those Dark Ages.

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Burned at the stake – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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CHURCH & STATE

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Now during those centuries, it was commonly believed by true Christians, that this counterfeit religion (combined with secular governments) was the fulfillment of the Revelation 13 Beast.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Papessa_tiara.jpg

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And this old engraving picture to the right reveals that the common understanding of those Reformationists of those days was that this harlot-with-a-wine-cup who rode the beast actually symbolized the apostate Church as she rode on the back of Satan’s multifaceted Beast, comprised of kings and kingdoms and power-sources.

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Papessa tiara Harlot rides Beast – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE BIBLE IS THE SWORD

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But in the fulness of time, this first beast was given a deadly wound by a sword. (see Revelation 13:14)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caxton_Showing_the_First_Specimen_of_His_Printing_to_King_Edward_IV_at_the_Almonry,_Westminster.jpg

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Yes, history reveals that this tyrannical Church received a deadly wound by, “the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God” (see Ephesians 6:17). This deadly wound was the result of the banished Bible now becoming mass-produced by the newly invented printing press.

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And now that God’s Word was placed in the hands of the common people, it became evident to all, that this counterfeit Christian religious system was extremely unbiblical, even heretical in nature!

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Caxton Showing the First Specimen of His Printing to King Edward IV at the Almonry, Westminster – Wikipedia – US public domain

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“DEADLY WOUND WAS HEALED”

Revelation 13:3, 12

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And so, this first Beast went down into defeat, and became the beast that “was and is not”. (Revelation 17:8)

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And yet, as Scripture reveals, its deadly wound was healed!

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Yes, this religious system was to recover from its deadly wound.

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And in the subsequent decades, it once again ascended out of the “bottomless pit.”

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TO CONTINUE READING, GO TO TOMORROW’S DEVOTIONAL…August 22 (“Revelation 17:8 – The Beast That Is Not, Yet Is” CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me an understanding of the apostate condition of Christianity today. Give me the faith and confidence that when I make my exodus, that heavenly bread will be given me, and my waters shall be assured…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…May 12th (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 1)or you can also read this shorter article…April 10th (Abomination of Desolation, Part 1)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP

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“Multitudes, multitudes in the ‘Valley of Decision’…

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for the day of the Lord is near in the ‘Valley of Decision’.”

Valley of Decision w/names

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“The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining… 

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“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem…

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“And the heavens and the earth shall shake…

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“But the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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Joel 3:14-16

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LOCATING THIS CONSTELLATION GROUP…

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“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:1, 2

Valley of Decision + O Destroying Mountain Constellation Group

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Look eastward in the early summer through fall. Find the Cassiopeia Constellation. Cassiopeia is the Mount of Blessing. In the sketch, it is the farthest mountain to the left. In the sky, it is the northern-most of these three mountains when facing eastward. It resembles a pyramid.

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Then find the second pyramid to its right (south).

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Then go a little further south to the next third pyramid. The third snow-cap is the Destroying Mountain Constellation.

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These three pyramids are the snow-capped portion of these three mountains in this sketch. (of course, you won’t see the snow-caps in the sky. They are just an embellishment in this sketch to present a concept-EDITOR).

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THE VALLEY OF DECISION CONSTELLATION GROUP.

.Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

They appear in mid-summer in the eastern skies in pre-dawn hours. These are made of Cassiopeia (mount on left), and various stars from the Andromeda Constellation (valley) Pegasus (Mount of Cursing (middle mount) & Destroying Mount (right)), and Pisces (Broad Way to Hell). The galaxy which appears to be climbing the Mountain of Blessing is the Andromeda Galaxy

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The above Wikipedia star-chart shows this amazing constellation group as it appears from June to fall, just prior to the winter constellation group. Actually, these Valley of Decision Constellations appear in early summer in the pre-dawn hours. (Editor of this website has sketched in this constellation group onto this above Wikipedia star-chart.) 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The ‘Valley of Decision’ Constellation

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TOMORROW… 

August 22 (The False Prophet, Part 18: “Revelation 17:8 – The Beast That Is Not, Yet Is” CONTINUED)

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