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February 6, 2022 4:30 am
This week, Dr. Cheryl Davis continues her series in Revelation. She discusses the characteristics of the Antichrist and what we can expect.
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It is aggressive we see verse 15 he actually tries to murder the woman by spewing water out the circuits. Please water out on some take this literally as a massive flood.
This will likely be an aggressive assault put forth against the Jewish nation. The concept of the flood is used in Scripture to describe an onslaught of the enemy of suffering is probably used here that way as well may be a more organized effort that Satan makes to destroy people and I believe this will be much greater than in World War II aggressive South anti-Semitic South Satan's rage toward Israel is on, really, to levels during the great tribulation is towards Israel as the people of God process towards the remnant and remember that we hundred 44,000 that are anointed and marked to do a great work and I refuse to take the mark of the beast. They will be the evangelist during the tribulation and they keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ, said pretty sure Satan will make war against him but really on the first level it doesn't matter if you're a believer or not. If ERG that is patient on the second level.
He has us Pacific goal of preventing those 144,000 Jews from getting gospel out during the tribulation. I think he will target the Jews as well as he will target these Jewish evangelist and we know that they have a powerful anointing how powerful their anointing is will be a direct reflection of the effort that Satan will put towards trying to defeat him and persecute. And lastly we saw the praise of God. We saw the wrath of the enemy on the earth to persecution on earth. And here we see the protection of God which same God's protection in his providence throughout the whole Bible, but in verses 14 to 16 of this chapter details the protection God provides for the woman from the persecution of Satan.
Verses 14 to 16 says the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, she might fly into the wilderness to her place where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent said the serpent water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman said he might cause her to be carried away, but the earth helped the woman and open his mouth and swallowed up the water. We don't know how but is clear from this part of revelation that God intends to remove his people from the DirectX of Satan and take them away to be protect, and he does this for Israel. The length of the time on in their protectionist time, times and half time which we know is there and half years, Donald Gray Barnhouse much, so the story of a wealthy man who was hated by an enemy in order to trouble the man the enemy slipped onto his estate under the cover of darkness and cut down one of his giant trees which the man lived only to find out that the trees needed to be removed anyway for the construction of the owner's new house in bitterness and anger. The man had slaved only to discover they had been accomplishing the very purposes of the one that he hated and such is the role of Satan in the plan of God. We gotta know that he's on the lease has been defeated legally he still going out trying to force trying to fill exhort the purpose of the church, but know that Satan's authority is limited. That Christ is all-powerful and even if Satan tries to accomplish his work.
Really, he's accomplishing his own destruction, which is the plan of God for him said on. I don't know about you, but in reading this chapter I see even more and understand even more the provision of God but also on how tumultuous the right to relations going to be when Satan is thrown out of heaven and you're saying Whitey Cialis. Why does this on even apply to me. Those that are listening who don't know Jesus as a personal savior. I still feel the urgency deep within my spirit to really preach and to push and to prophesy and to try to influence to say that today is the day of salvation time before the rapture to be saved is now because the time to be saved in the tribulation will be persecution that was never seen before.
So why not come to Christ while it is easy the time to serve him is now let's get into chapter 13 and will read verses one through 10 sit on the sand of the sea, and a salad beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and 10 horns, and on his horns 10 crowns, and on his head a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard state right the fate of the bear, and his mouth at the mouth of a lion Dragon gave him his power, his throne and great authority and is one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded. His deadly wound was healed. And how the world marveled and followed beast so they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying it was like the beast who is able to make war with him.
He was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, he was given authority to continue for 42 months.
Then he opened his mouth and blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation all who dwell in the earth will worship him, his names have not been written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has a here, let them hear. He leads into captivity shall go into captivity, he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here's the patient's in the faith of the saints. So each time we look into the chapters of heavy symbolism that we started out with chapter 12.
Who was the woman and really you have a chapter 13 what is this about or who is this about chapter 13 is about the antichrist.
The antichrist is highly popular in the Bible as well as in the secular world in the Bible. He's mentioned in Daniel seven but is described in more detail in Revelation chapter 13 which is the focus of this chapter is interesting on the secular side that many people have been named the antichrist. Looking back in history. How do you think had been the antichrist and when I asked our church class. In answering this question. Some of them came up very clever answers. Barack Obama was one of them. Kemal Harris was one of him yet obviously not saying that they are just as interesting what people think of the antichrist and what they look like knowing that their answers is not true because we know that the rapture hasn't come.
Therefore, the antichrist is not in power today. We do know that Antiochus epiphanies was a forerunner for the antichrist. We know that Adolf Hitler is very similar to the antichrist and how he annihilated the Jews.
Some even say that is JFK's he got 666 votes at the Democratic convention.
Many thought that when he was assassinated that he would come back to life and he did not set antichrist could be living yes absolutely Democrat could be living but we had. He is not in power today said on, let's talk about the personality and antichrist said that we can get some glimpse of what he will be like exactly, and we get a lot of this from my Daniel seven. As far as I've mentioned that the antichrist was mentioned in Daniel seven is described more in detail in this chapter, but we get a lot about his personality in Daniel chapter 7 set we have read this before but let's go back to Daniel chapter 7 and read verses seven through eight after this I saw in the night visions, and behold, 1/4 beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth. It was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet is different from the base that were before it, and it had 10 horns. I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before him through the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes, that eyes of a man and a mouth speaking pompous words.
So we see that little horn is the antichrist, the references to his speaking ability indicate the persuasiveness of his personality and his charismatic nature. I'm going to read verse five of chapter 13. Again he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, he was given authority to continue for 42 months. The references to his speaking ability indicate the persuasiveness of his personality and his charismatic nature. On verse 13 says he speaking great things and blasphemies, the antichrist will be noted for his great eloquence, the ability to capture the attention of the world and to hold it.
We have not had great oratory since JFK and MLK in this country as John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, one of the greatest orators in modern history that a was Adolf Hitler antichrist will be similar to Adolf Hitler in his effectiveness and persuasion.
Let's move on to Daniel chapter 7 verse 20 and the 10 horns that were on its head and the other horn which came up, before which three failed, namely, that horn which has eyes and a mouth to speak pompous words.
His appearance was greater than his fellows. We know that this says that the little horn's appearance will be greater than his fellows.
He will have the appearance of the chief or Lord, people will be attracted to the antichrist by his commanding presence as well as his appearance. The key to taking control is coming on the scene at a low and vulnerable point and the rapture.
We believe will cause tremendous chaos, which will be a great recipe or great environment for the antichrist to rise to power as the world will be at a low and vulnerable point. If you think about the pandemic, and how vulnerable it has made the world. Should that our vulnerability have gotten much worse or more dreadful had the deaths been higher during the pandemic. This would rival the time in which the rapture will call such disruption in the vulnerability of this world. Not only will he be a charismatic leader or good-looking person him, he will be clever. Daniel chapter 7 verse eight says he has eyes like the eyes of a man in this refers to the antichrist ability or his intellect. We can assume that he will apply intellect to solving the massive problems existing during the tribulation.
He will be very politically savvy. Daniel eight verse 25 says, many are killed as a result of a covenant of peace. He makes with Israel to under the disguise of peace elevates himself over the kingdoms of this world so we know he's going to be politically savvy. We know he's going to be a cultic leader. Also, Daniel chapter 7 verse 25 pictures the antichrist as a cultic leader.
He will speak out against God and he will seek to change times and law. A reference to his growing influence over the lives of millions. Antichrist will attempt to erase all vestiges of the presence of God, much like Marxism and socialism is trying to erase the history of the US at this present point by destroying monuments rewriting history. He will attempt to elevate himself to the position of God on earth and make pronouncements as a deity seeking to receive the worship of the world. If you remember this, we have read this verse a couple sessions about second Thessalonians chapter 2, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, and that is worship said that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Very similar to Antiochus epiphanies. If you remember Antiochus epiphanies defiled the altar and the temple and the picture of Antiochus business is very similar to what the Democrats will be in Revelation chapter 13 verse eight says all who dwell upon the earth shall worship him, he will unite politics and religion create the ultimate false religion where he will be the head of the church. But not only will he be clever, charismatic, cultic accrual, Daniel chapter 7 verses 23 and 25 tell us about that he will devour the whole earth shall tread it down and break into pieces. Those who put their faith in Christ during the tribulation will fill his wrath. And that is why I implored you in our last time together to say that the time to accept salvation time to surrender ourselves to Christ is now aware people down through continual persecution in various places in Scripture, we learn about antichrist and what he will do to believers in Revelation chapter 15 he'll kill 1/3 of them in Zechariah 14 when and who try to conquer the city of Jerusalem in Revelation 13. He will slaughter a number of Gentiles and in Daniel chapter 7 verse 25 he will persecute the saints of the most high must look at the profile antichrist lightly said last time in Revelation chapter 13.
His wrath is a result of Satan empowering the antichrist when he's thrown down to earth. The antichrist's rise to power will be inconspicuous and what that means is that it will come up subtly, it will not be obvious on Daniel seven tells us that antichrist will gradually become more and more powerful. He will come out of obscurity. The little horn becomes the Bighorn and rises out of the sea. The antichrist arises out of the fourth empire. Daniel saw all that is wrong. The Roman empire was never fully extinct on the antichrist is most likely a Gentile. I want to read Revelation chapter 13 verse 57. Again he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for 42 months in verse seven it was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.
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