Just a Thought on Revelation 13 Part 6

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Just a Thought on Revelation 13:11-18 (Part 6)

Dr. John Cook / General

Just a Thought on Revelation 13 / Number of the Beast (666); Revelation; Prophecy; Antichrist / Revelation 13:11–18

Introduction

Revelation 13:11 KJV 1900

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.

“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth”

1.   “Out of the earth”: out of hell

a.  Demonic spirit

b.  NOTE: Satan present on earth: cast out of heaven

i.    Cast out of heaven!

2.   Description:

“and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon”

1.   “like” key word: counterfeit

a.  No horns on a lamb, yet found here

i.    “Horns”: Power, protection

b.  Speaks like the devil!

Revelation 13:12 KJV 1900

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.

“And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him”

1.   Devil given power to do miracles:

Revelation 16:13–14 KJV 1900

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast”

1.   Mission: Idol worship

Zechariah 11:17 KJV 1900

Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! The sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: His arm shall be clean dried up, And his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

a.  Leads men to worship the antichrist.

i.    Idolater commands idolatry.

“whose deadly wound was healed”

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?

Revelation 13:14 KJV 1900

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.

a.  Antichrist overcomes a deadly wound.

Revelation 13:13 KJV 1900

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

“And he doeth great wonders”

1.   Deceives by signs and wonders:

2 Thessalonians 2:9–11 KJV 1900

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

“so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on earth in the sight of men”

1.   As Elijah the prophet:

1 Kings 18:24 KJV 1900

And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

a.  Look out for signs and wonders:

2 Thessalonians 2:9–11 KJV 1900

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

Revelation 13:14 KJV 1900

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.

“And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth”

1.   Those deceived:

Revelation 12:12 KJV 1900

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.

a.  “inhabiters”: Those that have taken up residence

i.    Chosen to follow the devil

b.  Want to believe the liar God will see that you do:

1 Kings 22:20–23 KJV 1900

And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.

And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him.

And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.

“by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast”

1.   God allows the devil to deceive men by miracles.

“saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast”

1.   Call to make a graven image, direct contradiction of scripture:

Exodus 20:4 KJV 1900

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

a.  A corrupting action:

Deuteronomy 4:16 KJV 1900

Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

“which had the wound by a sword, and did live”

a.  Reminder of the power God allows the devil at that time!

Conclusion:

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