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February 6, 2022 5:00 am
This week, Dr. Cheryl Davis continues her series in Revelation. She explains the characteristics of Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet.
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We know that he will gradually gain power would most likely know that he will come from the government of Rome that he will be a Gentile.
But just to take a break here to tell you where we are on the timeline we are in the middle of the three and half years of the tribulation, the great tribulation, which is the last three and half years is characterized by on Daniel and chapter 9 verse 27, but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. He will turn to politics to religious worship of the antichrist and on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate, which is the bowl judgments and I'm gonna read Matthew chapter 24 versus 15 328, as I think that gives light into where we are on the timeline of end time events. Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel, which is what I read before the prophet, standing in a holy place whoever reads, let him understand, then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let him his own house top not go down to take anything out of his house, let him who is in the field not go back to get his close letter to those who are pregnant or nursing babies in those days and pray that your flight may not be in winter on the Sabbath, but then there will be great tribulation, such as not been the beginning of the world until this time, nor ever shall be, and unless those days were shortened my flesh would be saved for the elect's sake those days will be shortened if he wants.
As you look, here is the Christ for their do not believe it across. For false Christ's and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you before hand. Therefore, if they said he look he's in the desert not go out look he's in the inner rooms do not believe for as the lightning comes in the east and flashes to the west side. Also the coming of the Son of Man be four wherever the carcass is eagles will be gathered there, for wherever the carcass is eagles will be gathered together. We are at the midpoint of the tribulation the start of the great tribulation that I continue to read in Matthew chapter 13 versus 11 to 18 summary. That is, I think that is very important.
The answer to them because it has been given to you tonight mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but dammit has not been given for whoever has to him more will be given he will be given abundance, but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from for false Christ's and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
See, I have told you before hand. Therefore, if they said he look he's in the desert not go out look he's in the inner rooms do not believe for as the lightning comes in the east and flashes to the west side. Also the coming of the Son of Man be four wherever the carcass is eagles will be gathered together. We are at the midpoint of the tribulation and the start of the great tribulation will continue to read in Matthew chapter 13 versus 11 to 1800. That is, I think that is very important. The answer to them because it has been given to you tonight mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but dammit has not been given for whoever has to him more will be given he will be given abundance, but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from. Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing that they do not see hearing that they do not hear or they understand and then the prophecy of Isaiah's the field which says hearing you will hear in China understand seeing you will see and not perceive for the hearts of his people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing their eyes they have closed list. They should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn said that I should heal them, but blessed are your eyes for they see in your ears, for they hear for sure.
Last say you that many prophets and righteous man desired to see what you see and did not see it and to hear what you hear and did not hear.
We know that this is the purpose of parables and we know that this describes the partial blindness that has been placed on the Jews because they rejected Christ when he came, and that this sets up the scene for the time of Jacob's trouble was visual will be judged for having blind eyes, but the hundred 44,000 have kept the commandments of God will be great evangelist, but who is the beast from the earth, and that is the false prophet in verses 11 and 12. We hear then I saw another beast coming out of the earth, and had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast is deadly when was healed.
He performs great signs that even he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth and inside of man and he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the side of the base, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.
He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the V should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed thousands all but smiting small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on the right hand on therefore heads that no one may buy or sell, exchange one except he has the mark in the name of the base of the number of his name here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast for is the number of a man.
His number is 666. Here we see much discussion about the false prophet with the addition of the second base have an unholy Trinity that is created here member when Satan was cast down to the earth. He was cast out of heaven in Revelation chapter 12 verse nine we see a base from the sea. Who is the antichrist. Now we see the base on the earth was the false prophet first person of the holy Trinity is God the father, the second person is God the son. Third person is God's spirit, but in the unholy Trinity. We see first person is Satan. Second person is antichrist, and third person is false prophet just as the true God exists as a Trinity, so does the counterfeit God.
The task of the false prophet is to point people to the antichrist.
Just as the Holy Spirit points people toward Jesus Christ. Revelation chapter 19 verse 20 links the Antichrist and the false prophet said let me read Revelation chapter 19 verse 20, even though we haven't gotten to that yet think it's a key verse for some sand.
Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who works signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.
These two were cast alive in the lake of fire burning with brimstone. Satan causes his false prophet to appear like a meek and gentle lamb, when in reality he has a heart of the destroyer.
If you read Matthew chapter 7 verse 15. Those who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves, Antichrist and the false prophet are paired significantly.
Antichrist focus is politics. While the false prophets latter emphasis is religion in the tribulation. In the absence of true religion. False religion will be necessary to solidify the political power of the antichrist political power will marry itself to false religion to give itself a mark of acceptability. This really plays on the way we were created on Ecclesiastes 311 says that he has set eternity in the hearts of man everyman searches for ultimate truth. It is our search for on transcendence. We are created to worship, to give God glory on but we will fill that vacuum with many other things that ultimately Satan will use religion and use our vulnerability to unite the world under the leadership of the antichrist. Such talk about the deeds of the false prophet, and how it will happen. We find that in verses 13 to 14 of chapter 13, he performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven and on the earth in the sight of men. He deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the side 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.
The false prophet will have the power to counterfeit the miracles of God, such as calling down fire from heaven. If you remember, this is very similar to that on two witnesses that we studied for calling down fire from heaven was associated with the power of God. The Old Testament and we find that in four different occasions in Genesis chapter 19 verse 24 and the Lord rained down brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah said that was the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, we find Leviticus 10 verses one through two.
Then they dab and be who the sons of Aaron each took his censer fire and incense on an offer profane fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded set fire went out from the Lord and devoured them and they died before the Lord in first Kings 18 verse 38 the story of Elijah than the fire. The Lord fail and consumed the burnt sacrifice, the wood and the stones in the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
We see this on very similar to the same mission that Elijah will have as second witness that we see in verses 3 to 6 on of chapter 11 of Revelation and I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy 1260 days closed in sackcloth.
These are the two olive trees and two lampstands standing before the God of the earth.
If anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from the mouth and devours their enemies. If anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner.
These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of the prophecy have power over waters to turn them to blood, and they strike the earth without plagues, as often as they desire. Let's look at the deception of the second beast as this is really interesting as we say before that Satan is a great deceiver. I'm in verses 14 to 15 we see and he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the side of the beast was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should speak and cause many of those to worship him. Really, what you say to false prophet is setting up a great masquerade on the false prophet deceives the people into building an image which is used as a focal as a focal point for the worship of the antichrist, the image will likely be set up in Jerusalem as a counterfeit to the temple of God.
We don't know what this image will be a some think it will be a hologram. Some people think that the Pope is a hologram today. You should actually will that this will be the gathering place to worship the Antichrist, the false prophet does not give life, but he is granted power to give breath to the image that he should speak.
Some say it is ventriloquism. Some say it's hologram some states computer, like Alexa, we don't really know but the false prophet makes the image seem to be alive. The media will broadcast around the world. The messages and this will be the focal point of every person's day. This image is the abomination of desolation that Jesus spoke about in Matthew 24 verses 15 through 18. This is the same abomination of desolation that Daniel spoke about as well. Image of the beast is the signal for those with eyes to see and ears to hear, he tells the disciples that when you see this you need to flee to the mountains. Things are going to get worse than ever before. But notice the demands of the beast causes all small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive the mark on the right hand or on their foreheads that no one may buy or sell except one of those has the mark or the name of the base of the number of his name your member and Revelation chapter 7 verse three. I'm going to read that thing. Do not harm the earth to see in the trees to we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads, the Lord, because the mark to be put on the four heads of the hundred 44,000 Jewish evangelists, we see that also.
In Revelation chapter 14 verse one, but what God does.
Satan also imitates it's his way of counterfeiting is a form of control to mark those who are loyal to the beast that is without the mark will be deemed traders and boycotted by the commercial system that the beast controls those without the mark will die from exposure or starvation or illness as a result of not being able to purchase what they need. We tend to think that only does without the mark will suffer, but really that is with the mark will suffer as well. We can see that in Revelation chapter 14 verses 9 to 11 when we get to that in the future will discuss it but people really are going to face a choice one to reject the mark and suffer the hands of the beast or to accept the mark and suffer at the hands of God to know about you but I'm all about getting the temporary suffering here on earth says I can spend an eternity of peace and prosperity. But God is going to the weekend division of truth matters. Dr. Cheryl Davis letters his ministry through project most of a lot of waste ministry teaching sound theology goes inside or outside of the church. If you like to listen to these messages on demand to project truth matters.go click on the path just like Dr. Davis is also available to speak to your ministry or church function. You can be reached by firstname.lastname@example.org or the like to send a letter the adversities project.
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