Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 4 (The Beast of Revelation 13)

By admin On November 1st, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 4

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The Beast of Revelation 13

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There is no shortage of speculation on just what or who is that Antichrist Beast revealed in Revelation, Chapter 13.

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Some say he is a business-world figure.

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Others speculate that he is a political figure.

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And still others say he is a religious man.

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Marilyn Manson performing Antichrist Superstar – Share-Alike License – Wikipedia

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Well, just how can we know for a certainty, who this dark figure is?

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THE BIBLE: GOD’S INFALLIBLE WORDhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpg

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Of course, the only place to search out this question regarding who is the Antichrist Beast, is to in look into God’s infallible Word, the Bible.

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

 

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BEAST COMPRISED OF KINGS AND KINGDOMS

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So first of all, let’s just collect a few passages which speak directly to this question.

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Listen…“The beast that you saw … And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman (the Mystery Harlot) sits. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come…And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” Revelation 17:8-12

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Thus, it becomes apparent that this Beast is an allegorical figure, representing whatever kings and kingdoms that wage war against the Lamb of God.

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

 

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BEASTS BODY ALSO COMPRISED OF KINGS & KINGDOMS

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Now as we go back to Revelation 13:2, this Beast is further described…“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.”

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Here is described the beast’s composite body, comprised of various beasts, which brings us back to the Book of Daniel, Chapter 7, and refers to kings and kingdoms which rule over the world, even back to Daniel’s day.

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Four Beasts of Daniel 7 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

 

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VERY COMPLICATED BEAST

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Now of course, all these various components of this very complicated multi-faceted beast would require an entire book to explain.

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And we have skipped over other facets of the beast, and cannot fit them into this tiny devotional.

 

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BEAST IS LIKE REVELATION 12 DRAGON

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But today’s devotional will highlight just one aspect of this beast, which should help us to understand who this beast really is.

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You see, the Bible reveals that this beast is basically the image and likeness of the Revelation 12 Dragon, who likewise has 7 heads, 10 horns, etc…

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And Revelation reveals this Dragon to be none other than Satan, who gives his power and authority to the beast!

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The Revelation 12 Dragon Constellation – Signs Of Heaven.org

 

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SINCE THE GARDEN OF EDEN

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And so, since this entire world and its inhabitants are the kingdom of Satan, it could be conjectured that this Antichrist Beast is actually Satan’s kingdom, as he and his fellow evil-angels empower the Beast (his earthly kingdom), to battle against Heaven.

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And one big clue that we are on the right track is found in Revelation 13:8, which tells us…“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (the Beast), whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

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This verse seems to indicated that all who ever lived on the earth, from its very inception, have worshiped this beast and the dragon who empowers it. And isn’t it true that the entire human race, throughout history, has worshipped Satan? Yes, since the day that Mankind fell from grace, back in the Garden, Satan has taken up residence, planting his kingdom on this fallen world’s soil.

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

 

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THE “MAN” OF SIN

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Now the general consensus in Christendom is that this beast is a single individual who comes on the scene at the end of history. And the confusion is derived from a misunderstanding of 2nd Thessalonians 2: which speaks of the “man of sin” who takes his seat in the temple of the Lord.

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SATAN, THE KING of BABYLON

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But what most people do not consider is that Lucifer is called the King of Babylon in Isaiah 14, but is also referred to as a “man” in verse of that same chapter!

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Listen…“They that see thee (Lucifer, the King of Babylon) shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this THE MAN that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms…that opened not the house of his prisoners?” Isaiah 14:16, 16

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OK, so here is seen that Satan, the King of Babylon is called a man. And so, when speaking of this “man of sin” who takes his seat in the temple of God, we need not look any further than Satan, or Lucifer, the King of Babylon.

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

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LUCIFER TO SIT IN TRUE TEMPLE

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And really, Isaiah 14:13, 14 reveals that it has been Lucifer’s desire to, “For thou (Lucifer) hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

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Here we see that it has always been Lucifer’s dream to sit in the holy mount of the congregation. This is the only true temple of God, comprised of God and His people, as is written…“for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” 2nd Corinthians 6:16

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Here is the only temple which Lucifer desires to reign and rule over: the temple of the living God, comprised of His people, being held together by the Holy Spirit of God!

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Christ battles Satan – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

 

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STUDY THIS WEBSITE

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Now, this little devotional has been filled with a great deal of very complicated concepts.

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And the reader is urged to continue studying the various other articles on this website, in attempt to become increasingly familiar with all the various aspects of this very complicated Bible truth.

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May the Lord give you the ability to continue seeking after a greater understanding of this very important Bible truth!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, help me to fully understand these things…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Television & The Image That Speaks, or you can also read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1”

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THE END

 

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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FLOOD-WATERS OF SATAN CONSTELLATION

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“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman…And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” Revelation 12:1, 3, 15 

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Rev. 12:3 

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars. The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology””

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TOMORROW…

June 5 (The Revelation of Jesus Christ, Part 4: “Ye Shall Have Tribulation Ten Days!”)

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