Now, Revelation 13:3, “And I saw one of his heads as it were slain to death; and his death wound was healed: and the whole earth wondered and followed after the Beast.”
What is said of the Lamb in Revelation 5:6, is here said of the Beast.
Now pay close attention here, it does not say which of the seven heads is slain to death; or when the sword wound was given; but the Beast is repeatedly spoken of as "he whose stroke of death was healed." It is this last or seventh head, this man himself who is killed and restored to life. The whole world wonders at him and follows after him, on account of this great satanic miracle worked on his behalf.
This is the hour spoken of in revelation 3:10, "which is to come upon the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth." "Satan's throne" will then be set up in the earth (Revelation 2:13; 16:10), and a man, "the lawless one," will occupy it, and take the sovereignty of the world, possessed and energized by satanic power.
Ok, Revelation 13:4, “And they worshipped the Dragon because he gave his authority to the Beast; and they worshipped the beast, saying, "Who is like unto the Beast? And who is able to make war with him?"
It is clear from this that everything is combined in this man to make him not only acceptable to the world, but to call forth their wonder, admiration and praise. He is not in any way a terror to men, but full of blandishments, attractions, allurements, and activities which will be all put forth in the interests of human greatness and happiness. It will be Satan's brief millennium, in which mankind will, by every art and artifice, be made happy. It will be a time of peace and progress for the whole world. Great secrets of nature will be discovered; evil fallen angels will be the teachers, and deceiving demons the guides of mankind. Great inventions and discoveries will be made, and turned to the utmost possible account.
Philanthropy will be the governing principle of the world and of the "Church." (NOT the Body of Christ, which is NOT present on Earth for this). But listen, the great ethical revival is at our doors, even TODAY. Its coming is announced by the foremost preachers of today. All this is preparing the way for the man of sin, and the lawless one, who shall be a law unto himself and unto the whole world. Men will delight in him, and regard him as the greatest benefactor the world has ever known. Kings will gladly owe him suzerainty (I like using that word); and behind all will be Satan himself, swaying the hearts, tongues and energies of thousands of willing...victims!
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)