Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 5)

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Just a Thought on Revelation 13/Part 5

Dr. John Cook / General

Just a Thought on Revelation / Revelation; Prophecy; Antichrist; Beast / Revelation 13:3–9

Revelation 13:8-10

Introduction:

1. Hello, I’m John Cook.

2. Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation. 

3. Today we are on part 5 of Just a thought on Revelation 13.

Revelation 13:8 KJV 1900

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.

“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him”

Devil worship world-wide!

“whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

The devil’s crowd!

A very specific book!

Revelation 21:27 KJV 1900

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

This Book Belongs to the Lamb of God

John 1:29 KJV 1900

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 1:36 KJV 1900

And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

Jesus is the provided “Lamb of God” as prophesied by Abraham.

Genesis 22:8 KJV 1900

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

1 Peter 1:18–19 KJV 1900

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Revelation 13:9 KJV 1900

If any man have an ear, let him hear.

“If any man have an ear”

Addressed to “any man.”

“let him hear”

Let the Ear do its Work!

Heed Proverbs 19:27!

Proverbs 19:27 KJV 1900

Cease, my son, to hear the instruction That causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Revelation 13:10 KJV 1900

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.

“He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity”

Speaks to the Devil!

Revelation 20:2–3 KJV 1900

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 

And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Revelation 20:10 KJV 1900

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Speaks to the antichrist!

Revelation 19:20 KJV 1900

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Revelation 20:10 KJV 1900

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

“he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword”

Death in Tribulation-Decapitation

Fits Muslims Pattern Against Christians!

“…killed with the sword…”

The sword that “goeth out of His mouth”

Revelation 19:15 KJV 1900

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 19:21 KJV 1900

And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which swordproceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

“Here is the patience and the faith of the saints”

What keeps the saints going in persecution!

Revelation 6:9–11 KJV 1900

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 

And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

So we come to the end of our lesson for this day. For the believer today the future is bright. For those that choose the devil’s way, well your future is disastrous!

Don’t wait trust the Savior now before it is too late!

Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 4)

Introduction:

1. Hello, I’m John Cook.

2. Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation.

3. Today we are on part 4 of Just a thought on Revelation 13.

Revelation 13:6 KJV 1900

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

“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God”

Satan’s Enemy is Ever God!

Cannot conquer, so blasphemes!

Daniel 7:25 KJV 1900

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

His Desire “wear out the saints”

“to blaspheme his name”

Attacks the Almighty Name of God!

•     Hates the Power of His Name!

•     Power to save, overcome, keep!

“to blaspheme…his tabernacle”

Out to Defeat the Presence of God in His Own!

“to blaspheme…them that dwell in heaven”

Attacks what he cannot touch!

Hates our Salvation

Revelation 13:7 KJV 1900

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 it was given unto him to make war with the saints”

Who are the Saints? Israel!

Make the Holocaust as Nothing!

“and to overcome them”

Israel will be brought to near destruction. Jacob’s trouble!

Matthew 24:21–22 KJV 1900

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

God will shorten the days for the elect’s sake!

“and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations”

He Will Have World-Wide Power

Then will men get what they are crying for, world government!

But it won’t like they think!

Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 3)

Revelation 13:3-5

Introduction:

1. Hello, I’m John Cook.

2. Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation.

3. Today we are on part  of Just a thought on Revelation 13.

Revelation 13:3 KJV 1900

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.

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death”

The heads on the beast represent kings!

So one of those kings or kingdoms is going to be wounded by an assassin.

Possible it speaks of the antichrist being wounded in the head literally.

What follows causes men to wonder.

“and his deadly wound was healed”

Satan will copy the Lord’s resurrection.

•     Satan enters into the antichrist.

•     Antichrist becomes literally the devil.

“and all the world wondered after the beast”

•     The world will be shocked by the resurrected antichrist.

•     Think him a god.

Revelation 13:4 KJV 1900

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 they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast”

Man is inherently religious.

Men in that day, like men today, will not repent of their idolatrous worship.

Revelation 9:20 KJV 1900

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

Worship Involves Bowing Before

Romans 11:4 KJV 1900

But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

Worship also Involves

an Act of Friendship

Luke 22:48 KJV 1900

But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

Note Who They are Worshipping!

“and they worshipped the beast”

•     Heartfelt Worship

•     Sold out to Satan

•     Listen to their cry!

•     “saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”

Their challenge: “…who is able to make war with him…”

Think God cannot stand up to the beast!

Assured that peace is come without God!

Possibility:

1.   Judas Resurrected

a.  Antichrist

2.   Baalam Resurrected

a.  False Prophet

Revelation 13:5 KJV 1900

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 there was given unto him a mouth”

Daniel 7:8 KJV 1900

I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

His mouth is the instrument of Satan, the antichrist!

speaking great things and blasphemies”

Daniel 11:36 KJV 1900

And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

How speaks the devil?

The devil boasts and blasphemes!

and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months”

Limited power!

Time of Ministry Matches the Savior, forty-two Months!

Just a Thought On Revelation 13 (Part 2)

Revelation 13:2

Introduction:

  1. Hello, I’m John Cook.
  2. Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation.
  3. Today we are on part 2 of Just a thought on Revelation 13.

Slide 2:

  • In our study, today, we see John’s vision of the antichrist.
    • Looks like a leopard, walks like a bear, talks like a lion.
    • We will consider the revelation and get a good view of the antichrist.

Slide 3:

Revelation 13:2 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.

Slide 4

  1. “…like a leopard…”
    1. Leopard in relationship to Israel (Jerimiah 5:6)

Slide 5

  • 3 Animals over Israel
    • Lion, wolf, leopard

Slide 6

  1. Types of devil (1 Peter 5:8; Matthew 7:15; Revelation 13:2)

Slide 7:

  1. Leopard associated with antichrist (Jeremiah 13:33)

Slide 8:

  1. Spots spoken of (Jude 12)

Slide 9:

  • The first mention of spots, leprosy (Leviticus 13:2)
    • Leprosy associated with sin and wickedness

Slide 10:

  • We see likeness to spotted animal, antichrist

Slide 11:

  • Composite
  • “…leopard…bear…lion…” reversed in Dan 7:1-3

Slide 12:

  1. 4 kings (cf. Daniel 7:17)

Slide 13:

  1. Reversed “…lion…” (Daniel 7:4)

Slide 14:

  1. First, like a lion: not Babylon
    1. Medo-Persia

Slide 15:

  • Second, like a bear (Daniel 7:5)

Slide 16:

  1. Alexander

Slide 17:

  • Third beast (Daniel 7:6)

Slide 18:

  1. Roman Empire

Slide 19:

  • Fourth beast (Daniel 7:7)

Slide 20:

  1. Daniel 7:8

Slide 21:

  • Connected to beast in Revelation 13

Slide 22:

  • the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard”
    • Description of the beast
      • Represented as a leopard, walks like a bear, mouth of a lion

Slide 23:

  • Pay attention to the words: “like” “as”: not literal but likeness!

Slide 24:

  • Cp. Daniel 7 with Revelation 13
    • Daniel 7:22

Slide 25:

  • “like unto a leopard”
    • Like the US; melting pot
    • “leopard”: yellow-brown body, black spots, white belly
      • Integrated; multicultural

Slide 26:

  1. Multicultural, bad idea
    1. 10 toes

Slide 27

  1. Weak
    1. House divided: Weakened as the ten toes on Nebuchadnezzars image: clay and iron (Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand🙂

Slide 28:

  1. Representative of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
    1. Could be a picture of the US.

Slide 29:

  • his feet were as the feet of a bear”
    • Moves like a bear
      • Russian: Communism, Socialism
      • Moves like communism, or socialism.

Slide 20:

  • his mouth as the mouth of a lion”
    • Speaks like lion—only part like England
    • Could represent GB and her English family; language English.

Slide 31:

  • “…leopard (US)…bear (Russia)…lion (England)…”
    • Operates like the US, moves like a communist, speaks like an English man.

Sslide32

  • Gets his power: “the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority”
    • Satan shall take over the world!

Slide 33:

  • The Dragon we know is: Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
    • Satan now cast out of heaven to the Earth.

Slide 34:

  • Antichrist becomes the devil in Tribulation Period“the mystery of iniquity” 2 Thessalonians 2:7 Takes over world peacefully

Slide 35:

  • First seen: Revelation 6:2

Slide 36:

  1. Conquers by peace: Daniel 8:25

Slide 37:

  • Antichrist is a Jew; out of Palestine; will be accepted of Israel as their “king”; revealed only after the Holy Spirit is removed.

Slide 38:

  1. 7-year reign
    1. Midst of years
    1. End destruction

Slide 39:

Conclusion:

  1. The setting of the last world empire
  2. Regin of antichrist
  3. Antichrist’s kingdom describe

Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 1)

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Slide 2:

Introduction: Welcome back to our continuing study on Just a Thought on Revelation.

  1. Today—Just a Thought on Revelation 13:1
    1. God’s view of the governments of men.
    1. See how some try to insert the devil as a messenger in place of John.
    1. Antichrist’s rise

Slide 3:

“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.” (Revelation 13:1)

Slide 4:

  1. When God pictures governments of this world he sets them forth as “beasts”

Slide 5:

  1. Federation of nations (UN)

Slide 6:

  1. Psalms 2:1-4

Slide 7:

  • The world is looking for the antichrist, not the Christ of God!Luke 2:26

Slide 8:

  • “And I stood upon the sand of the sea”
    • Critics and scripture give credit to wrong person
      • Dragon not John standing

Slide 9:

  1. The answer of Bible believer
    1. God says what he means
    1. John is the messenger, not the dragon

Slide 10:

  • “the sand of the sea”
    • The Mediterranean Sea.
    • Antichrist to come out of Palestine.

Slide 11:

  • “saw a beast rise up out of the sea”
    • Unlike any normal beast
      • Mixed beast
      • What John sees is the antichrist.

Slide 12:

  • Called by many names in Scripture?
    • King first, then kingdom Daniel 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. (Ruckman)

Slide 13:

  • “having seven heads and ten horns”
    • Has 7 heads 10 horns
      • Mentioned in Revelation 17:10 as kings of Roman empire

Slide 14

  1. Deals with antichrist’s rule
    1. 3 ½ years of compromise (Revelation 17:3-5)

Slide 15:

  • then 3 ½ years of absolute dictatorship (Revelation 17:16)
    • Slide 16:
    • “seven heads”
      • Revelation 17:9—Represent 7 mountains here.

Slide 17:

  • Identifies the who (Revelation 17:18)

Slide 18:

  • Kingdoms given (Revelation 17:17)

Slide 19:

  • Beast (Revelation 17:8)

Slide 20:

  • “ten kings”Revelation 17:12-13

Slide 21:

  • Have we seen such a vision? (Cp. Revelation 12:3) close connection

Slide 22:

  1. Close: not the same (cp. Revelation 17:1)

Slide 23:

  1. Fruit of the dragon

Slide 24:

  1. Things different

Slide 25:

  1. Definite difference Chapter 12 “seven crowns on his heads “upon his horns ten crowns” Chapter 13 “upon his horns ten crowns”

Slide 26:

  • Not an exact match to Revelation 12:3 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.

Slide 27:

  1. Describes the dragon, Satan 12:3
    1. Describes antichrist 13:1 fruit of the dragon

Slide 28:

  • Comes up after the devil cast down to earth there is a difference here: “seven crowns on his heads” “upon his horns ten crowns”

Slide 29:

  • Beast here gets his power from the dragon of chapter 12

Slide 30:

  • This beast is a man (Revelation 13:18)

Slide 31:

  • upon his heads the name of blasphemy
    • What is the name of blasphemy? (Revelation 17:3)

Slide 32:

  • Blasphemer of God (Revelation 13:6)

Slide 33:

Conclusion:

  1. Beast out of Mediterranean
  2. Antichrist
    1. Blasphemer
    1. Fruit of the devil

Just a Thought on Revelation 12 (Part 8)

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Introduction:

  1. Welcome
    1. Name
    1. Study
    1. Purpose
    1. Place to find previous studies. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgLrs_YnbILLDHMphKGJPXQ?

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Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

  1. “and to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness”
    1. On eagle’s wings as God brought her out of Egypt: Exodus 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.
      1. Cp. Deuteronomy 32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
    1. Possibility: Description of airplane escape
      1. Not on the sabbath: Matthew 24:20   But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
        1. No airlines fly on the Sabbath in Israel.
  2. “into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent”
    1. Discussed earlier that her place is Petra in modern-day Jordan.
      1. City of refuge for Israel.
    1. God’s care for Israel during this time is like unto the manna in the wilderness.
    1. Terrible time: Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
    1. God is going to hide her from the devil.

Revelation 12:15 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.

  1. “the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood”
    1. Literal (?): Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
    1. Will do all possible to destroy Israel: Lamentations 4:19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness

Revelation 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

  1. “the earth helped the woman”
    1. God’s creation protects God’s people.
  2. “he earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth”
    1. a.     God works here as in the day of delivering Israel from Egypt: Isaiah 11:15, 16 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod. And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
  • God can do miraculously above all that we could ask or think: Ephesians 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

  • “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed”
    • Since he cannot harm the hidden, he goes after the remaining remnant.
      • These had not heeded the warning to flee: Mark 13:14   But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
      • Staying where God tells you to leave is a really bad idea.
    • No one to blame but themselves for being in harm’s way.
      • Problem: Unbelief!
  • “which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”
    • Faith and works in Tribulation Period: cp. Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
      • Not true today:
        • Cp. Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
      • True in Tribulation Period: Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
        • Cp. Matthew 24:50-51 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, [51]   And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
        • Cp. Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
      • Is it possible then to lose salvation? Not today.

Conclusion: This is the conclusion of our study on Just a Thought on Revelation 12.

Just a Thought on Revelation 12 (Part 7)

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Introduction: In our last study we saw that old dragon, the devil, and his angels, cast down to earth. The accuser of the brethren, the devil, is removed. No longer does he have access to the Throne of God to accuse us before our Heavenly Father. We saw also the rejoicing that brought in the courts of glory.

(Slide 3)

Now we come to see the victory that is ours, we are overcomers. But we also see that this earth is in for it as Satan is cast down to earth.

(Slide 4)

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

(Slide 5)

  1. “they overcame him”
    1. Thus we see the path to victory.

(Slide 6)

  1. Three types of Christians:
    1. Every Christian overcomes “by the blood of the Lamb”: 1 Peter 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; [19] But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

(Slide 7)

  • Not every Christian testifies for the Savior, but some do.
    • Those who do overcome “by the word of their testimony”

(Slide 8)

  • Those who testify do not all love the Lord Jesus Christ above their own lives, their own families, and the world
    • But there are some that “loved not their lives unto the death”

(Slide 9)

  1. “by the blood of the Lamb”
    1. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb: old fashioned, “Plead the blood.”

(Slide 10)

  • Our victory is in the Lamb of God: Romans 8:33-34, 37 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us…Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

(Slide 11)

  • Overcome the devil through the blood of the Lamb, the devil hates the blood of the Lamb.

(Slide 12)

Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

(Slide 13)

  1. “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them”
    1. A time for rejoicing for us as believers.
    1. Victory in heaven.
    1. What’s good news for the believer is bad news for the world:

(Slide 14)

  • “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! “
    • Good news for believers, bad news for “the inhabiters of the earth.”
      • Hear the warning: “Woe”

(Slide 15)

  1. For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath”
    1. Why the warning?
      1. Devil comes down to earth
      1. Comes with great wrath
        1. Devil doesn’t like when he doesn’t get his way.
        1. He is a rebel, running out of time.

(Slide 16)

  • Now the world is going to see the fury of the wicked one.
    • These last 3 ½ years of Tribulation will be terrifying.
    • Ending of his time: cf. Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

(Slide 17)

  • Devil knows not much time to cause trouble for God
    • Devil knows he is not in charge

(Slide 18)

  • “inhabiters of the earth”
    • These are not pilgrims, sojourners
      • As believers are:
        • 1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

(Slide 19)

  • Only residence: 1 John 4:5-6 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.  [6] We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

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  • “he hath but a short time”
    • Limited, not limitless.
    • Knows that all shall come to a screeching halt.
    • Reaction in his fury:

(Slide 21)

Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

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(Slide 24)

  1. Absolute hatred for Israel

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  1. Devil knows he is going to lose the kingdoms of this world: Revelation 11:15.

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  • Certainty of the promise to Israel: cp. Acts 1:16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

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  1. Cp. Jeremiah 33:8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.

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  1. God is going to turn from the Gentiles to Israel yet in the future.

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  1. The devil knows that he is going to lose to Israel’s God and Israel, hates it.

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Conclusion: What we saw?

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We see next the flight of Israel.

Just a Thought on Revelation 12 (Part 6)

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Introduction: In our last study we saw what happened to the angels that followed the devil, 1/3 of the host, are cast out of heaven. Now we pick our study up at Verse 9 and there we are going to see what happened to the devil at that time.

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Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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  1. “the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan”
    1. Down comes the devil, cast out of heaven.
    1. We shall see that his opposition will become even more fierce.

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  1. “cast out”
    1. Thrown out like the guest without a robe at the wedding: Matthew 22:11-13 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: [12] And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. [13] Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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  • Our Lord will always be victorious over the dragon: cp. Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

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  1. “which deceiveth the whole world”
    1. Satan is a deceiver: John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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  1. Told Eve, “ye shall not surely die” (Genesis 3:4)

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  1. Like false teachers and preachers: Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

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  • Seeks to deceive Believers: 1 Peter 5:8

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  1. Deceives the nations today: Revelation 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

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  1. Cp. Revelation 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

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  1. “he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him”
    1. Herein is a terrifying thought, the devil will come to this earth in fury.
    1. Wait till man sees these visitors from outer space!

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Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

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  • “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven”
    • A glorious declaration for some, bad news for others.

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  • “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ”
    • Satan vanquished is salvation.

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  • Satan vanquished is strength: 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
    • Cp. Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

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  • “for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night”
    • Rejoice that this day means satan can no longer accuse us to the Savior.
      • This he is doing today, even as he did with Job to God (Job1 & 2)
    • Great news for us as believers.

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Conclusion: What a great note to end our study on, the removal of that old dragon that accuses us before the Throne of God daily. Praise God the accusations will end.

Just a Thought on Revelation 12 (Part 1)

In our lesson, today, we are looking at Just a Thought on Revelation chapter 12. This is part one of our study chapter 12.  So get your bible and let’s get right into our study.

Just a Thought on Revelation!

Revelation 12

Introduction:

  1. Dr. Peter Ruckman and others tell us:
    1. Revelation gives us 4 views of Tribulation.
      1. 4-6: Seals
      1. 7-11: Trumpets
      1. 12-14: Work and ministry of the antichrist
      1. 15-19: Vials, or bowls
    1. Divisions of Revelation:
      1. 1:4 “which is” “which was” “which is to come”
      1. 1-3: Church Age
      1. 4-19: Tribulation
      1. 20-22: Millennium
    1. Chapter 12 reveals:
      1. The time period of 3 ½ years given (v. 6 “a thousand two hundred and threescore days”
      1. Same as what is described in chapter 13.
      1. Possible ministry of Moses and Elijah during this time.
    1. Chapter 11-14 gives a bird’s eye view of the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation.
  2. Dr. Jack Hyles: This begins the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation, the time of Jacob’s trouble.

This Brings us to vs. 1:

Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

  1. “a great wonder in heaven”
    1. Wonder deals with signs and symbols.
      1. God reveals we are dealing with signs and symbols not literal
  2. “a woman”
    1. Misunderstood, misrepresented by many.
      1. Why? Failure to compare scripture with scripture. (Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:)
      1. Why? Failure to study (2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.)
    1. Misinterpretation:
      1. Is Mary (Rome)
      1. Is the Church (Protestant)
    1. Neither meet the truth when compared with scripture:
      1. Mary flees to Egypt not the wilderness (Matthew 2:13-14  And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.  [14] When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:)
      1. Church:
        1. Does not keep the Law
        1. Does not need access to the tree of life as these will (Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Cp with 1 John 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.)
        1. Church raptured (Revelation 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.)
  3. Identity: “sun…moon…stars”
    1. Genesis 37:9-10 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.  [10] And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
      1. Joseph is the twelfth star.
    1. The whole 70th week deals with Israel: Daniel 9:27  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
  4. Israel often ID’d in OT as a “woman”
    1. Isaiah 54:1-6 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.  [2] Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;  [3]  For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.  [4] Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.  [5] For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.  [6] For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
    1. Adulterous wife (Jeremiah 3:1-14; Hosea 2:14-23)
    1. Divorced woman: “Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement, whom I have put away? Or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, And for your transgressions is your mother put away.” (Isaiah 50:1)

Revelation 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

  1. “she being with child”
    1. Id’s Israel brings forth the Savior
      1. Jesus is called the “seed of the woman”
      1. the “seed of Abraham” (Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.)
      1. “seed of David” (Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;)
      1. Israel is spoken of as bringing forth a man child (Isaiah 66:7-8 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.  Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.)
      1. God promised Israel a Child to be their Messiah (Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.)