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Summary: We need to take time to understand that Satan has used (and will continue to use) religion as a means of separating people. Once we do that, we will know the battle plan of the enemy and through Jesus be victorious over the enemy.

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Exposing the One World Religion

Revelation Part 28, Revelation 17:5-18 (Daniel 7)

INTRODUCTION

- Last week we began to outline the woman who sits on the beast

-- Discussed her role and importance in John’s vision

-- NOTE: This week is a teaching lesson vice a preaching lesson

- It is important to understand how the religious system will be setup

-- Why? To be able to spot it, identify it, and speak against it

-- Perhaps we can gain enough wisdom to help educate others to avoid it

- Read Revelation 17:5-18

- Pray

Ω Point 1 – The Name of the Woman (v5-6)

- The true identity of the woman is written on her head for all to see

-- IMP: We must understand what she is and what does for a living (deceiver)

-- NOTE: The religious system was set in motion in Babylon and has continued to this very day in one form or another throughout the world.

- Different sermon, but important to recognize this:

-- At the tower of Babel, man tried to build a tower out of rebellion …

-- The Lord scattered humanity by families, throughout the earth

-- These tribes took with them their religious system established in Babylon

-- All religions have similarities because they have a similar origin: Babylon

- The woman represents the entire religious system which seeks to control us

-- IMP: We must understand that this woman represents all that is corrupt

-- The world has believed her lies, and now we see the results of falling for her

- (v6) Two categories of saints: those killed before Jesus, and the martyrs of Jesus

-- Both groups were/are killed by this religion that operates in opposition to God

- APP: John was amazed because up until now, he had not really put this together

-- IMP: This woman has been working on destroying what belongs to God

-- It all started in Genesis 3; and now he sees the destruction it’s caused

Ω Point 2 – The Origin of the Woman (v7-8)

- It’s as if the angel is asking John, “Why are you so impressed with this woman?”

-- Many times, we are impressed with the works of this world as well

-- Anything that removes our attention from the Lord is something that Satan can use to distract us. (Idolatry)

- John is marveling at the woman and the angel tells him not to marvel

-- APP: She is no big deal and that honestly, he should not be impressed with her

- The inhabitants of the Earth will marvel at the beast

-- They will stand in awe of the anti-Christ and be amazed at everything he does

-- Why? B/C he does things in the name of “god” … so “we” must follow

- (v8) anyone who makes conscious decision to not follow Jesus belongs to Satan

-- The Book of Life is mentioned seven times in Revelation

-- Final place: Rev 20:15, “Anyone whose name is not found written …”

Ω Point 3 - The Seven Heads (v9-11)

- Those who have wisdom on a spiritual level must understand this

-- I believe that John is not talking to the average Sunday-only Christian

-- This is for those who would seek after God’s Word to understand/ be changed


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