Jesus in Revelation (45)

The beasts in Revelation chapter 13; an overview.

In his message to the churches, Jesus reminded the believers of his mission while in the body here on the earth. He came to liberate humankind from slavery to Satan. He came to save humanity from guilt and punishment for sin. Jesus explains the need for a Savior of the world. He came to save the lost. Luke 19:10. Satan rebelled against God without cause and became the Enemy of God. He also enticed the first human pair to join him in rebellion against God. The sin committed by humankind in the first man, Adam, separated humankind from God. Therefore, a Savior of the world had to share the human body to rescue humanity and restore it to God as his children. Because of sin, humankind lost the image of God. Satan took the opportunity to impress his image on humanity. Humankind became utterly helpless; therefore, they needed a Savior. “One who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s works.” 1 John 3:8. God’s plan did not fail, and it cannot fail ever!  

Jesus, in previous chapters, summarized the evil deeds the Enemy employed in an attempt to frustrate God’s plan for humankind. He clarified to the believers that he is the mystery of God, accomplished during the seventh trumpet’s sounding. Jesus reassured the believers that he has accomplished everything needed for salvation and restoration of the believers to their Father God. There is no doubt that God has accomplished his mystery as announced in the ‘little scroll.’ Jesus reassured the believers that he is who he said he is. He is now in heaven and will come to take his faithful ones to his father’s house for a wedding banquet. While in the body here on the earth, Jesus has accomplished everything the yielded believers need to enter heaven for the wedding banquet.

Beginning with Revelation chapter 13, Jesus clarifies to the believers what must transpire before He returns as the King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus reassures the believers that He is coming soon; however, it will not be during the rule by the sixth kingdom, Rome, but during the seventh kingdom on the earth. Accordingly, Jesus provides clear information concerning the formation of the seventh human kingdom on the earth. He also described the events that will precede His return to the earth as King of kings. Jesus informs the yielded believers concerning the final destruction of evil and all associated with it.

The two beasts depicted in chapter 13 of Revelation function as one system, as one beast, the seventh kingdom that serves as Satan’s final effort to recover from his losses. As one system, what the beasts, described in Revelation 13, will accomplish on the earth is Satan’s only hope for regaining a home for him and his followers. However, the righteous in Jesus do not have to worry because God is the Only Sovereign owner and the ruler of all creation. Satan is doing his best to lead the believers away from Jesus Christ. However, the yielded believers know they are secure and protected if they obey Jesus’ command to remain in him. John 15:4.

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Dan Lazich

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