Today’s Devotional – March 24th (2nd Beast of Revelation 13)

By admin On March 23rd, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – March 24th

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2nd BEAST of REVELATION 13

Today’s devotional is Part 2 of the two beasts of Revelation 13. To read Part 1, just click here… “March 23rd (1st Beast of Revelation 13)”

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CONTINUING FROM YESTERDAY (click here)

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“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” Revelation 13:11, 12

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At this point, Satan had to employ a new strategy against Heaven. And Satan had a radically different plan this time. And so came the hour for the second Beast (picture right) to make his appearance on the world-stage. This first Beast (picture below left) received the deadly wound. But this wound would be healed, as is written… “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.” Revelation 13:3

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It was the, “Sword of the Spirit…the Word of God”, which began rolling off the newly-invented printing presses, that gave the deadly wound to the 1st Beast.

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And so, at the same time that the first Beast (left) was seemingly dying, this second Beast was arising out of the Earth. Yes, just as the first Beast arose from the sea of nations in Europe, this second Beast arose from the earth’s riches in the New World.

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This second Beast took over for the badly wounded 1st Beast. In worldly terms, you could say it was kind-of a, “hellish tag-team”, with the 2nd Beast stepping in, and taking over for that mortally-wounded 1st Beast!

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ABOVE PICTURE: The False Prophet – signsofheaven.org – not for commercial uses

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

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WHY THE SECOND BEAST?

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Now why did God even speak of a second Beast? Why did He not just speak of this first Beast?

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WFalse Prophetell, the answer to this question is quite simple! You see, after his ruthless first Beast received its deadly wound by God’s glittering Sword (the Bible), Satan knew he had to put an entirely “new face” on his hellish war-machine. The 1st Beast was so ruthless, and had such a horrible and bloody reputation, it was virtually impossible for this beast to have any more favor with society. Not to mention that the Bible was now being read by the great masses in Europe, which only exposed the totally unbiblical doctrines of that apostate European church.

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So an entirely new and different strategy had to be implemented. This new Beast was a kinder and gentler beast. After all, false prophets have to be nice, to a certain extent. And this was prophesied of in Daniel… “and by peace shall (he) destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.” Daniel 8:25

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“AND (HE) BY PEACE SHALL DESTROY MANY”

Daniel 8:25

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Yes, these two beasts had a vastly different modus-operandi from each other! They had two entirely different strategies to wage their war against Heaven: the first by blood and torture and famine and war. But the second Beast would employ just the opposite: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpgprosperity, materialism, false ideologies and world-loving gospels.

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Yes, the pendulum was about to swing the opposite direction. And Satan was going to make sure it would swing much too far in the opposite direction! Wealth, pleasures, peace and safety, and time-consuming diversions, false miracles in world-loving churches, were just some of the weapons of war which this 2nd Beast, the False Prophet, would employ against God’s people in these last days.

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FROM FAMINE TO FEASTING

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“Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny Thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.” Proverbs 30:8, 9

 

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This above verse lays down an important principle: that neither extreme (riches or poverty) is healthy. And so, this passage seems to be a hidden prophecy concerning the two periods of the New Testament history.

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This 2nd Beast was a new and improved beast. No longer did Satan need to kill, torture and banish Christians. Nor did he need to confiscate and burn Bibles. No, this new and improved Beast would simply flood the Christian nations with every pleasure and pursuit, and material good, and false ideology possible! (“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth;” Revelation 13:11). Truly, this beast arose out of the Earth: because earthly Mammon and material excess, and fleshly lusts were what this 2nd Beast was all about!

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Mall Culture – Jakarta – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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LOOK-ALIKE IDEOLOGIES

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And in addition to this, Satan has turned his efforts to persecute God’s people by means of false ideologies and biblical counterfeits. He has flooded the world with every pleasure, pursuit, ideology, and false gospel conceivable.

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Our great Enemy no longer needs to imprison and torture Christians in man-made dungeons. This great deceiver would simply flood the world with all the “lusts of the flesh, lusts of the eyes and pride of life”, to the point that Christians were so preoccupied with worldly pursuits and watered-down prosperity gospels, that they had little time and little inclination to devote themselves to ceaseless prayer, and to the study of God’s Word, and to the purification of the heart. Yes, this False Prophet successfully captivated the hearts of God’s people, and greatly stunted the growth of God’s Church, by means of earthly Mammon, and wretched excess, and worldly gospels!

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“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me neither poverty nor riches. But provide my basic needs, myself, and for my family. Let us not go greedily after the selfish pleasures and pursuits of this life. But let us seek to follow Thee with all our heart…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ““Vanity Fair” & The False Prophet” or you can also read… “Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology””

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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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

.Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation

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… “The Dragon of Revelation 12 Constellation” or you can also read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction”

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TOMORROW:

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“March 25th (Lucifer’s Music Solo)”

 

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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