Jesus in Revelation (73)

Attack on the New Jerusalem.

In the previous blog, we saw that Jesus has many crowns and that He is the King of kings. He is the king of kings because He defeated the prince of this world and, therefore, He has the royal crown also. John 12:31. Jesus did not inherit the royal crown. He won it by His blood. He was crucified to destroy the sin and defeat the originator of it. If he wants to regain the earth as his kingdom, Satan must win the war and earn the royal crown. To that end, Satan will prepare the world for a war of cosmic proportions to win dominion for him and his followers. “Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gather together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army.” Revelation 19:19. The rider on the horse here is Jesus Christ. Revelation 19:11 – 12.

            The newly installed prince of the earth will lead the beast, the seventh kingdom with ten kings, against Jesus and His army. Revelation 19:14. Because the last war will involve diverse orders of intelligence, the physical weapons will be useless. Therefore, the last war, Armageddon, will be a war of influences. Satan has conducted a war of influences in heaven; therefore, he is qualified to conduct the last war of influences. However, just as he lost the war in heaven, he will lose the last war in the valley where the King of kings and His armies have descended.

The outcome of the last war.

            “They marched across breath of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven them.” Revelation 20:9. The devil himself will be thrown into the lake of the second death. Revelation 20:10, 14. However, the devil was not alone in the lake of fire. The beast, the seventh kingdom, and the false prophet were there with him. Revelation 19:20. The seventh kingdom will suffer the same faith as the devil because it has convinced humankind that its ingenuity and power can achieve a long-lasting life of prosperity. Those who supported worshiped, the seventh kingdom followed their way instead of God’s way. The “false prophet” are those who misrepresent God. They often present themselves as sincere religious people. However, their worship of God consisted of doctrines made by men, teachings, and rules that were not Christ-centered. Isaiah 29:13.

Another possibility for the false prophet.

            There is a possibility that the “false prophet,” in revelation, refers to proposed association among the three monotheistic religions; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The primary aim of such a tri-lateral association is to jointly explore the ways to ensure that religious organizations do not suffer financially in the seventh kingdom, which is a possibility. Currently, the major obstacle to envisioned religious trilateral association is the inability of Christianity to speak with one voice. Therefore, better unity among Christian Churches is required. They do not have to become a single Church again but speak with one voice. However, the proposal is alive, and the ways are being explored to realize such a tri-lateral association. How far will it get remains to be seen? Self-preservation is the chief reason for such an effort. The “Christ plus I,” or “If we do our best, then God will do the rest,” is the standard way of the false prophet. These will perish; however, the ‘Not I but Christ” will live forever.

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