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!
1. Judas Resurrected
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”
Time of Ministry Matches the Savior, forty-two Months!
Hello, and welcome to John Cook Ministries. I’m John Cook; a bible believing, KJV, retired missionary. This is a series of study on
The Pastoral Epistles:
• 1 Timothy
1 Timothy 6:16 KJV 1900
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
“…who only hath immortality…”
Jesus Shall Never Die
He is our guarantee of immortality!
Colossians 3:3 KJV 1900
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Jesus is the Eternal God!
Psalm 90:2 KJV 1900
Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
John 8:58 KJV 1900
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
“…dwelling in the light which no man can approach…”
1 John 1:5 KJV 1900
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Psalm 104:2 KJV 1900
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Revelation 21:3 KJV 1900
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Revelation 22:5 KJV 1900
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
“…whom no man hath see, nor can see…”
Exodus 33:20 KJV 1900
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Jesus the Revelation of God to Man
John 1:18 KJV 1900
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Colossians 1:15 KJV 1900
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Hebrews 1:3 KJV 1900
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
“….to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”
All glory belongs to Him
Ephesians 3:21 KJV 1900
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Jude 25 KJV 1900
to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Revelation 4:11 KJV 1900
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Romans 11:36 KJV 1900
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
All Power Belongs to Him
Psalm 62:11 KJV 1900
God hath spoken once; Twice have I heard this; That power belongeth unto God.
Our Service Must be in His Power and For His Glory
1 Peter 4:11 KJV 1900
If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 6:17 KJV 1900
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
“…charge them that are rich in this world…”
What God Expects of the Rich
Direct and Definite Charge to be Delivered
“…be not high minded…”
Proverbs 28:11 KJV 1900
The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
God can take what we have
Job 12:20 KJV 1900
He removeth away the speech of the trusty, And taketh away the understanding of the aged.
Don’t be to proud of what you have, it all can disappear in an instant!
Proverbs 27:24 KJV 1900
For riches are not for ever: And doth the crown endure to every generation?
Riches can be dangerous!
Deuteronomy 6:10–12 KJV 1900
And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,
And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;
Then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
“…nor trust in uncertain riches…”
Riches are Fleeting
Psalm 52:7 KJV 1900
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.
Proverbs 23:5 KJV 1900
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Proverbs 11:28 KJV 1900
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: But the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
“Money talks, it says “Good bye!”
“…trust…in the living God…”
Psalm 62:8–10 KJV 1900
Trust in him at all times; ye people, Pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: To be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
Trust not in oppression, And become not vain in robbery: If riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
Psalm 84:11–12 KJV 1900
For the Lord God is a sun and shield: The Lord will give grace and glory: No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
“…who giveth us richly all things to enjoy…”
God in Christ is the Source of all Blessings
Psalm 104:28 KJV 1900
That thou givest them they gather: Thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
Acts 17:25 KJV 1900
Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
Psalm 68:19 KJV 1900
Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loadeth us with benefits, Even the God of our salvation. Selah.
Lamentations 3:22–23 KJV 1900
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Look Carefully Where You Put Your Treasure
Matthew 6:19–20 KJV 1900
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
1 Timothy 6:18 KJV 1900
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
“…charge them that are rich in this world…that they do good….”
Psalm 34:14 KJV 1900
Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.
Use What God has Given to the Benefit of Others
Galatians 6:10 KJV 1900
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
“…that they be rich in good works…”
Titus 2:14 KJV 1900
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Ephesians 2:10 KJV 1900
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
“…ready to distribute…”
The Opposite of the Flesh
Looking Out for Others
Romans 12:13 KJV 1900
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
1 John 3:17 KJV 1900
But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
“…willing to communicate…”
Hebrews 13:16 KJV 1900
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Philippians 4:15 KJV 1900
Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation.
Today we are on part 2 of Just a thought on Revelation 13.
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.
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.
“…like a leopard…”
Leopard in relationship to Israel (Jerimiah 5:6)
3 Animals over Israel
Lion, wolf, leopard
Types of devil (1 Peter 5:8; Matthew 7:15; Revelation 13:2)
Leopard associated with antichrist (Jeremiah 13:33)
Spots spoken of (Jude 12)
The first mention of spots, leprosy (Leviticus 13:2)
Leprosy associated with sin and wickedness
We see likeness to spotted animal, antichrist
“…leopard…bear…lion…” reversed in Dan 7:1-3
4 kings (cf. Daniel 7:17)
Reversed “…lion…” (Daniel 7:4)
First, like a lion: not Babylon
Second, like a bear (Daniel 7:5)
Third beast (Daniel 7:6)
Fourth beast (Daniel 7:7)
Connected to beast in Revelation 13
“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
Pay attention to the words: “like” “as”: not literal but likeness!
Cp. Daniel 7 with Revelation 13
“like unto a leopard”
Like the US; melting pot
“leopard”: yellow-brown body, black spots, white belly
Multicultural, bad idea
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🙂
Representative of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Could be a picture of the US.
“his feet were as the feet of a bear”
Moves like a bear
Russian: Communism, Socialism
Moves like communism, or socialism.
“his mouth as the mouth of a lion”
Speaks like lion—only part like England
Could represent GB and her English family; language English.
“…leopard (US)…bear (Russia)…lion (England)…”
Operates like the US, moves like a communist, speaks like an English man.
Gets his power: “the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority”
Satan shall take over the world!
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.
Antichrist becomes the devil in Tribulation Period“the mystery of iniquity” 2 Thessalonians 2:7 Takes over world peacefully
First seen: Revelation 6:2
Conquers by peace: Daniel 8:25
Antichrist is a Jew; out of Palestine; will be accepted of Israel as their “king”; revealed only after the Holy Spirit is removed.