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The Seal of the Beast

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Undescribable Beast
Daniel 7:7–8 NKJV
7 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. 8 I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.
Daniel 7:25 NKJV
25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.
Remember that a time is… 1260 days, but prophetically 1260 years. From 530 BC to 1798 AD. Rev repeats this important end-time message and time period.
Revelation 13:1 NKJV
1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.
Blasphemous words = to pompous words of Dan 7:25: Claimed to have the authority to forgive sins.
However, this beast is a composite beast who carried over some of the attributes of the previous world powers...
Revelation 13:2 NKJV
2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
Describe attributes
Dragon, the same dragon of Rev 12 who rebelled in heaven and declared war against God.
Revelation 13:5 NKJV
5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.
Remember the Roman Empire rules the known world in two phases as signified by the two legs of the statue of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Dan 2. It was in the second phase that the church of the Dark Age came to power. It ruled for 42 months or 3 ½ years of prophecy [1260 years in fulfillment] used civil authority to persecute true believers.
It lost its power to do this in 1798...
the deadly wound was healed after this.
Revelation 17:9 NKJV
9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.
Revelation 13:11 NKJV
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.
The next great world power coming up about 1798 was the United States, which had two Christ-like principles of government: freedom of religion and freedom of the people to rule themselves. People were free to believe and to do whatever they chose, as long as it did not infringe on the freedom of others.
Revelation 13:12 NKJV
12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
The U.S. will act like the Church of the Dark Ages, trying to force certain unbiblical worship on all people.
Revelation 13:13–14 NKJV
13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth—by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.

What is the Image of the Beast?

Discuss Dan 3
Nebuchadnezzar setup a golden image...
Daniel 3:3–4 NKJV
3 So the satraps, the administrators, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces gathered together for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. 4 Then a herald cried aloud: “To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,
And what was the image? It was the symbol or sign of Nebuchadnezzar’s authority… Three Hebrew boys refused to bow down...
Daniel 3:16–18 NKJV
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. 18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”
Boys thrown in the firey furnace.
Daniel 3:24–25 NKJV
24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” 25 “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”

What is the Sea Beast’s Symbol of Authority?

words of cardinal
Revelation 17:1 NKJV
1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,
Revelation 17:15 NKJV
15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
Revelation 13:13–15 NKJV
13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth—by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Finally laws will be passed enforcing Sunday worship initially with fines and other penalties, and finally with a death penalty because the proponents will perceive that the safety of planet earth hinges upon humanities faithfullness to God’s law understood as Sunday sacredness, making it the mark of the beast. Movements are in place to make the this a reality (Supreme Court, Sunday laws, Senators giving speeches etc.)
Notice the similarity between Nebuchadnezzar’s edict worship the golden image and the edict mentioned in Rev 13. Watch what it says in verses 16-17.
Revelation 13:16–17 NKJV
16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Mark in forehead
Mark in the right arm
Do you know the definition an embargo? This is when countries are prohibited from buying or selling goods on the international market. The mark of the beast will impose an embargo on people, and not on countries. And no, the mark of the beast is not the Covid vaccine!
Just like the three Hebrew boys, God’s people will have to be grounded in His word and decisive about remaining loyal to God and God alone.
We will have the courage to tell the authorities who threaten us with fines and finally death...
Acts 5:29 NKJV
29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.
However, we do not need to be afraid as to how we will muster the courage needed to remain loyal. Like the apostles of old we can pray...
Acts 4:29–30 NKJV
29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”
What was the result of their prayer?
Acts 4:31 NKJV
31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
Latter Rain power, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will not only empower our witness, but give the power to remain faithful to God during earth’s final crisis.
Revelation 15:2 NKJV
2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.
Revelation 7:9–10 NKJV
9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
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Revelation 3:21 NKJV
21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
Jesus’s Throne
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