web analytics

Travel Tips And Advice

A List of Travel Tips to Make Your Vacation Planning Easier

How Many Books Of The Bible End In Amen

More Travel Tips:

Pastor Steven Anderson The Book of Revelation Chapter 13 of 22

Now in Revelation 13 we read about the riseof the antichrist to power. But before we get into chapter 13, jump back to chapter12, verse 17 quickly. The Bible reads quot;And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and wentto make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God and havethe testimony of Jesus Christ. So we need to have that in mind going into chapter 13,that this is about the dragon, or the devil, or Satan, going out to make WAR with the remnantof the woman's seed. And then notice the last two phrases there, quot;which keep the commandmentsof God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christquot;. So who is he going after hereé Believers,people who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,

and who keep the commandments of God. Nowlook at chapter 13, verse 1. It says quot;And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and sawa beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns tencrowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto aleopard, 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.quot; So in these 2verses, we hear about this beast seven heads, ten horns, and that it is compared unto theseanimals, a leopard, a bear, a lion. Now go back to Daniel chapter 7, and if you goback to Daniel chapter 7, we're going to see

some very strong similarities between Danielchapter 7, and Revelation 13 to help us identify the identity of who this beast is, and whatit means when God says that this beast rose up out of the sea, and had seven heads andten horns. Who is thisé Well go back to the book of Daniel chapter 7, and it becomes quiteapparent who this is. Now, we're going to start reading in verse number 2, quot;Daniel spakeand said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven stroveupon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the seaquot;, exactly like we sawin Revelation 13, except these are four SEPERATE beasts. It says that they were quot;diverse diverseone from another. The first was like a lion,

and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wingsthereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feetas a man, and a man's heart was given to it. And behold another beast, a second, like toa bearquot;. So is this sounding familiaré The first one was like a lion, the second a bear,quot;and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it betweenthe teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. After this I beheld,and lo another, like a leopardquot; again, the same animal mentioned in Revelation 13, quot;whichhad upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominionwas given to it. After this I saw in the night

visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadfuland terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brakein pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all thebeasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.quot; Now, before we go on further in thispassage, in the book of Daniel, you'll see some of the same prophecies being repeatedover and over again. And one of the common themes in the book of Daniel is that he isoften seeing a vision of these four kingdoms that are going to come. And this is no different.These four beasts represent four kingdoms. If you go back to chapter 2 if you would,to the famous passage where Nebuchadnezzar

had the dream, and this is the one where Nebuchadnezzarforgets the dream. And he wants the astrologers and the magicians and the soothsayers to tellhim the dream, and the interpretation. Of course they can't do it, Daniel and his threefriends come, and Daniel is able to interpret the dream, he is able to tell him, quot;you hada dream of this giant image, or statue, and if you remember the head was of gold, thebody was.quot; Let's go ahead and read the interpretation of that dream, the giant image that Nebuchadnezzarsaw. Go ahead and look at verse 36 of chapter 2. quot;This is the dream; and we will tell theinterpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God ofheaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and

Travel Tips And Advice © 2017 Frontier Theme