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“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.Learn More
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“16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
(Rev 13:16-18 KJV)Learn More
The Image of the Beast
“14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of 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, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”Learn More
“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,” (Rev 13:13 KJV)
The false prophet will perform signs and wonders, which will be counterfeit miracles by the power of Satan. He will use these false miracles to deceive the people into following him and the antichrist. He will get this power from Satan, which is something the false prophets of Baal were not able to do.Learn More
“And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” (Rev 13:12 KJV)
The false prophet will be second in command after the antichrist. His mission and goal will be to force everyone on Earth to worship the beast. The people on Earth will be astonished by the deadly wound of the antichrist being healed.Learn More
“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.” (Rev 13:11 KJV)
This beast is the false prophet. He works hand-in-hand with the antichrist to persecute the saints and persuades the world to worship the beast. Coming up out of the earth refers to the earthly system, which could refer to government, religion, or both.Learn More
Patience and Faith
“He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” (Rev 13:10 KJV)
The patience of the saints is their endurance in the face of persecution for their faith. They will face captivity and death for their beliefs. They are to hold on to faith for the endurance to stand.Learn More
Book of Life
“8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.”
(Rev 13:8-9 KJV)
Satan will set himself up as god and everyone that is left on the earth that is not found in the book of life will worship him. This was his desire from the beginning. The Lamb’s Book of Life is the book that contains the names of all that are saved.Learn More
Make War with the Saints
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” (Rev 13:7 KJV)
Satan’s goal is to rule over everyone and persecute anyone that will not obey – specifically God’s people. Satan wants to rule and persecute Israel. This time he has power over all kindreds, nations, and tongues; showing that he is the world ruler.Learn More