Summary: This message deals with attributes of the beast, some modern day false prophets, and some other specific details.
IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
A STUDY OVER THE BOOK OF REVELATION & THE END TIMES: PART V
INTRO: This upcoming study on Revelation, is obviously a lot of guesswork. Although is information is entirely Biblical and comes from theologian type sources, it still cannot be correct 100%. But the following is only the best try considering all the details and facts as we know it in this year at such a time as this.
The Table of Contents:
The Opening The Judgment
Seal #1 The Antichrist
Seal #2 War
Seal #3 Famine
Seal #4 Death
Seal #5 Martyr’s Prayers
Seal #6 Great Earthquake
Seal #7 Announcement of 7 Trumpets
Trumpet #1 1/3rd of Earth Burned Up
Trumpet #2 1/3rd of Sea Becomes Blood
Trumpet #3 1/3rd of Rivers/Lakes Become Bitter
Trumpet #4 1/3rd of Heavens (Outer Space) Becomes Dark
Trumpet #5 Bottomless Pit is Opened
Trumpet #6 Release of Bound Angels (Included is the Emergence of 2 Great Witnesses)
Trumpet #7 The Final 7 Bowl Judgments
AND RIGHT BEFORE GOD TELLS US THE END OF THE STORY…HE GOES BACK TO THE BEGINNING. UNBELIEVABLE! HE EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED TO LUCIFER, IN THE BEGINNING OF TIME, EVEN BEFORE ADAM EVER WALKED THE EARTH.
A. BIBLE VERSE: Revelation 12:7-9
And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth and his angels with him.
What did Satan do to get kicked out of heaven? Okay, we got that, Lucifer caused a Civil War in heaven, and his punishment was being sent to Earth. So what did Satan do on Earth?
SATAN’S 1ST ATTEMPT: ATTACK GOD IN HEAVEN
B. BIBLE VERSE: Revelation 12:13-14
When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care…
Who is the woman (get some answers here)? The woman stands for Israel, the Jews, God’s Chosen people. Since God was out of reach and untouchable, Satan turns his wrath on the remnant of faithful believers on the Earth, and once again the Devil is unsuccessful. So what is his next step?
SATAN’S 2ND ATTEMPT: ATTACK GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE (THE JEWS)
C. BIBLE VERSE: Revelation 12:17
Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God’s commands and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
Who are the woman’s offspring? Yup, the offspring are those who hold to the testimony of Jesus. And who is that, the believers. That’s us. So since Jesus died on the cross (and to be quite honest, probably much before that), Satan and his fallen angels have went on to attack Christians, and that has been apparent for centuries!
SATAN’S 3RD ATTEMPT: ATTACK GOD’S BELIEVERS (CHRISTIANS)
But, now…the Christians are gone. The two witnesses have ascended. There are 144,000 somewhere in hiding that have God’s hand of protection, but that is it. So what is Satan to do now (a little discussion here)?
His goal is to fight…God again. That is what he has wanted ever since he had been excommunicated out of heaven. He knows Christ is coming back again, and he wants to be ready for another battle.
SATAN’S FINAL ATTEMPT: MAKE THE WORLD WORSHIP HIM (NOT GOD)
We have seen that Russia (Magog, Gog) made an alliance with some type of Arab Confederation (Put, Cush) and made an unsuccessful attack towards the Middle East. Then the Red Army led by the King of the East and their 200 Million man army (China) have made a move eastward, and now are going to form an alliance with one more so-called great empire.
D. BIBLE VERSE: Revelation 13:1-5 (Attributes of the Beast):
And he stood on the sand of the seashore. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head I blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast the power and his throne and great authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. Men worshipped the dragon because he had authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him. The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months.