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May 16, 2022 8:00 am
Listen carefully as Adrian Rogers years helping Antichrist will charm the world during the great tribulation. What an appealing man be in the eyes of the world.
Don't think of him is. It is doubtless is charming is clever is going to be greatly intelligent. He will be a global charmer and the base will be known as the greatest benefactor of the world has ever say yes because nobody can make warnings for me. Welcome to the featuring insights and lessons in teaching the pastor Adrian Rogers. Scripture offers prophecies to warn us of the nature edify us as we live through these last day. Revelation 13 describes a man, the Antichrist will rise to power during the great tribulation.
If you have your Bible turn now to Revelation chapter 13 beginning in verse one as Adrian Rogers begins this prophetic message beware of the beast. There is a base lurking in the wings of history, ready to spring on to this world that please is not an animal man with a heart of a beast. He is an art criminal has many aliases is called in the Bible, the amount of sand, that is, he is the enemy of evil. He is the man of sin is called the son of perdition. That means he is headed for judgment. He is called the anti-Christ anti-means against Christ and instead of Christ and in the passage that we can look at today.
He is called the beast.
Look, if you will. Here in Revelation chapter 13 verse one John says by divine inspiration, and I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea. Now the very first thing I want you to notice today is the social agitation that delivers the base. The social agitation bears a beast that comes up out of the sea.
What I remember all this is not an emblem is done in symbols so we don't think not only about what the beast means and who the beast is what is the sea represent well, the Bible tells us in Revelation chapter 17. In verse 15, the waters which thou solace are people and multitudes and nations and tongues that is in languages so the sea this roiling sea thing. See represents the nations of the world and no wonder. For Isaiah chapter 57 says that the wicked are like the troubled sea when it cannot risk whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace that my God, to the wicked. This world will never have peace is like emotion belting out of its depths. Myron and and out of this sea of distress out of this seething sea of humanity that has no rest there is going to come the antichrist. There is the social agitation that delivers him. Here's the second thing I want you to see the satanic attributes that describe the beast knows how he is described here in verse one and I stood upon the sand of the sea is all beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and 10 horns, and upon his horns 10 crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy and the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear in his mouth was at the mouth of a lion and the dragon gave him his power and his seat, that means throw, and his authority was a lot here. We don't have time to get into it completely but in chapter 13 verse one.
You almost find the same devil that is described in chapter 12 verse three. There appeared another wonder in heaven, and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and 10 horns and seven crowns upon his head, and now comes the lease and the bees is describe the same way. Why because the beast is going to be the son of Satan.
He is going to be the devil in human flesh like father like son. When Jesus Christ was the son of God in human flesh was here upon the earth. What they say. He said he that hath seen me has seen my father would beast did say he that hath seen me has seen my father. He is the offspring of the Dragon and then all of these other creatures there will I am the bear, the leopard, Daniel tells us that these represent all the empires of the past. What I believe that God is giving us here symbolically is that this antichrist is going to have the beastly characteristics of all of these others he's going to walk with the statements of a lion get his teeth will shred and tear.
He's going to have the grappling strength of the bear with his fierce claws to embrace and a whole he's going to have the rapid spread like the leopard who like Alexander the great and by the way, the leopard kingdom represents Greece. Alexander the great, spread rapidly, his kingdom across their but again I want to understand that this man has these beastly characteristics and the world that has rejected God's Lamb is going to receive the devil beast second Thessalonians chapter 2 in verse nine says even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, he will be the visible expression of the invisible devil. The devil is going to give to his son. This great power. We do know that when Jesus was here on earth. The devil appeared to Jesus and tempted Jesus in Luke chapter 4 the devil said to Jesus, if you worship me. I'll give you the King of the world, putting a margin Luke chapter 4 verses six and seven is what Satan said to Jesus, and the devil said to him, all this power will I give the and the glory of the mess the glory of the kingdom for that is delivered under me, who delivered it on Dan Adam did, and whomsoever I will give it savings that was given to me Jesus give it to you if thou therefore will worship me all will be fine. Now notice notice. Jesus did not say it is not yours to give it not been his to give it would've been no temptation. This was a temptation. It was a legitimate offer in the sense that Satan could make this offer. He said to Jesus, look, if you will bow down and worship me.
I will give you in trouble power and Jesus said, get away from me. Thou shalt worship the Lord God in him, but is coming.
Another, and Satan will make the same offer to another man and this other man will say yes. All right, I'll worship you.
I will be a worshiper of Satan and Satan will deliver to this one.
The kingdoms of this world and so you have to understand folks that this beast as the satanic attributes and when you see the beast you go to see the devil in human flesh. I would talk about the social agitation that delivers the satanic attributes that describe him. I want you to see the seductive appeal that disguises the beast is a don't get the idea.
Visa beast that he has long claws that is hideous that is speaking not of his appearance. It is speaking of his car of his mind he has a beastly nature, but outward he's going to be swallowed. He's going to be wonderful.
Look, if you will, in verses three and four and I saw one of his heads as it were wounded today and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world wondered after the beast, and they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast, and they will worship the beast say ways like unto the beast and who is able to make war with him and that was given to him a mouth speaking great things. What an appealing man. This man will be in the eyes of the world. Daniel tells us that he will come as a great peacemaker and with these incredible words he says and with PC will destroy many don't think of him is hideous.
Even the devil himself appears as an angel of light.
Doubtless he can be handsome again, be charming is good be clever. He's going to be greatly intelligent. He will be a global charmer and Brad for some imitation of a resurrection, a Bible says one of his heads as wounded on the death of any comes back. Perhaps it will be Satan's imitation of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Perhaps that will be the masterstroke.
The devil will bring the world to the feet of this false Messiah and Satan's propaganda machine will tell the story worldwide. What a marble he will be. It look like the millennium the thousand year reign is at hand and the beast will be known as the greatest benefactor of the world has ever seen MSA with these last because nobody can make war against the beast and how one the whole he is and so you see the seductive appeal that disguises the beast, but now I want you to see the sinister ambitions that drive the beast.
Now why did Jesus come. Jesus K to seek and to save that which is lost, but faith comes with the kill to steal and to destroy. Let me mention some purposes. Now some ambitions on hold ambitions that the beast will have number one to deify Satan look in verse four and they worshiped the Dragon across the Dragon is the devil which gave power unto the beast, and they worship the beast is a Satan has always wanted to be worship in Isaiah chapter 14 Satan said I will be like the most, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.
Satan said to Jesus, I'll give you the King of the world if you will go down and worship me. So what is the purpose of the beast to deify Satan and the reason we having so much satanic worship in the world today is amazing is horrifying that we can tell that Satan is getting bolder and bolder and bolder is getting more arrogant he has a disguise saying I want to be worse. This will be the quintessence, the epitome of all that the number two is a want to deify Satan he wants to get by the Savior look you be willing verse five and there was given him a him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies in these blasphemies will pour like lava from his lips and with burning eloquence. He will turn people away from any belief in the true God and to his own lies and he will be such a clever liar that Jesus said if it were possible, he would deceive the very elect use ally would leave his lies friend without protection of Almighty God, would you believe his lies. You would gladly believe that he tells the truth like no other man ever told the truth he's coming to deify Satan he's coming to the five the Savior is coming to destroy the saints look in verse seven, and was given under him to make war with the saints and overcome them. And power was given him over all kindreds, tongues, and nations that a database of tribulation saints. The church retaken out before the tribulation.
But there will be a great multitude, save after the rapture, not those who heard him refuse the gospel. However, they will come to the Lord Jesus Christ and they are going to be persecuted and the devil is going to want to wipe these from the face of the air and the beast will have one last fling against God's people and will greatest fill with the blood of the markers. Verse seven says it was given in to him to make war with the saints next. Not only is he going to come to destroy saints what is coming to dominate society like in the last part of this.
And power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues. That means languages and nations.
He will have global control. He is going to bring every body into a unification. Now, how will he do this while he will be dazzle some and he will browbeat others he would do it with reward. He would do it with persecution, but all the world will follow after the beast he will dominate society and deathly he will delude sinners and verse eight says, and all that dwell on the earth shall worship him there be to see their say is not the beast. Wonderful. Obviously they will call in the beast that I have some wonderful name for him.
You see, the devil doesn't really want casualties. He won't convert he wants to be worship and the closer we get to the end time we go to see Arius in Satan worship demonism and witchcraft is coming to delude sinners. Now let's move to the fifth thing here, and no way talking about this this beach and this let's look at the supporting agent that declares the beast begin now in verse 11 and I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Now this is the false prophet, as we get to see the devil imitates God. Martin Luther called them gods, eight and just as there's a holy Trinity, God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit. There is an unholy Trinity. The Dragon, the beast and now the false prophet and the false prophet will be to the beast. What the Holy Spirit is Jesus. He will cause people to wonder after and to worship the beast that is this false prophet has always been because us to worship Christ cause people to worship the Antichrist and he did great wonders, so they make a fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and to see within the dwell on the earth by means of those miracles which had power to do in the side of the beast.
Now this sinister minister propaganda.
This anti-Holy Spirit 53 chief methods to bring the world and unification under the beast. The fire, the image and the mark. Now the fire you see in verse 13 and he did great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on their in the side of men. What is this what is is represent. I don't know what he has power to set the heavens ablaze all the world will see, but it not only is there the fire, there is the image look beginning in verse 14, and to see with them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which had power to do this are the beast, saying to them that dwell on the earth that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword ended live and he had power to give life unto 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 should be killed by the Rebecca my great-great-grandfather, he would not of understood, we have no difficulty understanding images the speak today you have one in your living room right now that can speak.
Antichrist will have no problem no difficulty speaking to the whole and image that's the case, not only virtual reality but a person with compelling and persuasive rhetoric backed up with incredible signs and diabolical lies and so there will be the image and then last of all, that will be the mark beginning in verse 16 watch and because of all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand are in the forests that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark of the name of the beast called a number of his name here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast 40s the number of a man and his number is 600 threescore and 66 is the number man man was great on the six day three is the number God father son and Holy Spirit seven is the number of perfection. Man is a 67. He is man, not God but three sixes is man trying to make himself sex sex sex market movies. Now this master miracles will be a controller commerce. Everything is controlled by commerce and this is the way that the enemy is going to control the whole world by a cashless society free and it is coming will be a global control and the sinister minister propaganda.
This false prophet is going to cause the world to worship the beast with the fire with the image and with the mark.
It is coming when out of the sea.
The ceiling see there is going to come up beast, but he won't seem like a beast to be handsome, swallow, articulate, compassionate wines you be a peacemaker in all the world's last pass and Israel will say our Messiah has come, Jesus that I've come in my father's name, you would receive me for another shall come in his own name, him you will receive folks. I believe that before that happens. Perhaps today the trumpet will sound you say pastor others. I'm not so sure you got all just right. Maybe I don't. But they one thing that I know that I know that is Jesus is coming and you better be ready later is to give your heart to him to be twice for you were born physically, he became a living soul. You could know more ceased to exist in God could cease to exist because you made in his image, timeless, dateless measurements, you will bone the first time, but without a second birth. You never have eternal life that God wants you to have you have eternal existence, but you never have eternal life. Do you know Jesus Jesus that I've come that you might have life and have it abundantly is a wonderful thing you can receive that gift by faith. But you must let your pride in the dust. Be willing to turn from self and sin to Jesus and give your heart to him that is not a penalty that you pay in order to get to heaven, though, I'd be Christian if there were no heaven just to know Jesus in this world to know the Lord Jesus, I want you if you never receive Christ to pray this prayer with me right now prayer from your heart.
Dear God, I know that you love me, but I confess that I'm a center and my sin deserves judgment, but I need and want mercy. Jesus you died to save me and you promise to save me if I would trust. I do trust you, Jesus. I believe you are the son of God. I believe you pay for my sin with your blood on the cross.
I believe that God raised him from the dead and right now right now. Yes and now chiefs. I am trusting you to save me come into my life.
Forgive my sin cleanse me and begin now to make me the person you want to be Lord Jesus, help me never to be ashamed because you died for me your name I pray, amen. If you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now. Would you let us celebrate with you. We invite you to our find God's love page at the website where you'll find answers, you may need about your newfound faith. Go to LWF.org/radio and click on the tab that says find God's love.
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