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Revelation 13, the first beast, or son-of-perdition’s role.

Future time management, this of our studying of eschatology. Placing events in order.

Eschatology: A branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind.


God foretold what is going to happen, what will happen but has not happened yet, studying this is useful as to guiding us into the now, nearby future.


Let's jump into the future using scripture to better understand what’s going to happen and this soon.


According to Scripture there comes a time when this whole world becomes so chaotic, so out of control that there needs to be someone to step in, sort things out, putting all back into control again. And when I say chaotic to all, I mean the whole world. This starts with an action of God, Psalm 83:13-18, 1 Thessalonians 5:3 seen as a sudden destruction.


Now we have to have an understanding what will cause this cataclysmic event, it's called the rapture for those that are dead and the harpazo for those alive, along with what we understand will be the Jews God coming out of his place, Micah 1:3 and setting the stage for Israel to begin sacrificing, this done by God clearing the land of Israel from all its surrounding enemies. This action of God seen, again in Psalm 83 and is followed up, supported with many other scriptures.


This is truly a supernatural, divine intervention of God.


Note: Some Scripture will be paraphrased and may be only a part of the Scripture. I require some reading on your part as this is a specific study.


Now let's jump into the future. What happen shortly after the Church is removed and the sudden destruction happens.


Revelation 13:1, and I stood upon the sand of the sea and saw the beast rise up out of the sea. This is understood by most to be a man, who would today be alive and doing well but we don't know at this time who this is, and the Church won’t know as they will have been raptured before he shows up.


Revelation 13:4 and they (the people being led by the first beast) worshiped the dragon (Satan) which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast saying, who is like unto the beast, who was able to make war with him. This Scripture tells us he is of great power that no one on this earth could or will challenge, he is superior to all worldly powers.


Revelation 13:5, and power was given unto him to continue for 3 1/2 years. Just so it’s clear I repeat, where he gets his power from, verse 2, and the dragon (Satan) gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.


Summarize, a great power, a principality of powers by rulers of darkness, a spiritual wickedness from high places (Ephesians 6:12) has now shown up on the scene, seen by the world and he makes a declaration as to enforce a covenant with the Jews for seven years. The timing of this seen in Daniel 9:27. However please note and this is important, Satan gives him his power for only 3 1/2 years. Another study, the restrainer, but not now.


Now let's take a look at what he will be doing and to whom he will be dictating to and controlling. Revelation 13:6, and he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blasphemy his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. Verse 7, and it was given unto him to make war with the saints, "future saints" as the Church will have been raptured, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindred’s, and tongues, and nations. Verse 8, and all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him. Verse 9, here were given a stern warning, if any man have an ear let him hear.


Summarize, in the future, and after a great huge something happens, a person shows up and takes complete control for 3 1/2 years. In order, rapture, sudden destruction, Satan’s little helper, the son-of-perdition shows up


As we have been studying Scripture of end–time and are seeing that in the very near future this cataclysmic event is at our threshold and is understood, what some might call this “action of God” being a war, it's more an action of God only, Psalm 83, Zechariah 12, Know this is going to happen, remember, this future event the Church will not be here during this time.


Also knowing this should help us understand what is happening now and where Israel is going, so let's watch and listen as we begin to see Israel actions match scripture. More on this as we go. All scripture mentioned here in this writing is worthy of further study.

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mrsarthurhernandez
May 23

I thank God for like-minded people like you guys, I moved from Austin, Texas to Hampton, Virginia 2 and half years ago; to this point not my church, none of the other churches I've visited talk about the Rapture.

I thank God that I see others as crazy about the Rapture as me.

I do meditate on this.....

Noemí

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Laurie Nordin
Laurie Nordin
May 22

totally agree, Ross! i believe both occur moments apart as when Lot was 'hurried' along by the angels before the destruction, but in our case, the Lord Himself will come in the air for us and a Shout! will pull us Up! He will then allow for the cataclysmic events to begin on earth.

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