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Tropical_Man 68M
6573 posts
12/3/2007 12:59 am
Revelations 13 ....and the Mark of the beast

Throughout the Old Testament, it is established that the sea in all its raging is likened to the nations of the world. And it says that out from that sea came a great beast, with ten crowned horns, 7 heads full with the names of blasphemy. It had a body like a leopard, it had the feet of a bear, and it had a lion’s mouth. Read Daniel chapter 7 The Church is the body of the Holy Spirit. We are facing here world governments, the body of the Devil.

Every government in this world is included in the "seven" is fullness. The Devil uses each world government in his own unique way. Each and every world government is a part of the beast. Satan wanted to give Jesus the 8th Head. He said I will give you the Kingdoms of the world.

Who is like the beast? It couldn’t be wrong, it is so powerful. And John looked at it, and suddenly he saw it received a deadly wound. The Kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdoms of the Lord, and of His Christ. Jesus rose again from the dead, and the governments of this world received a deadly wound. The Devil seems as though he’s lost, but the deadly wound is healed, although the governments of this world are smitten at the cross, they are still here until the second coming, and then the government of this world shall be upon his shoulder.

But right now, we stand among the nations of this world and we proclaim that Jesus Christ is King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. So, the big beast needs a little helper, and out of the earth came a dear little beast ‒ it looked like a lamb, but spoke like a dragon, and expressed all the authority like the first beast.

The whole of this book is about a Lamb who had been slain. Here is a lamb that has not been slain. The Devil works through a counterfeit church, that talks about Jesus the Lamb, but not the Lamb as it had been slain.

The word anti-Christ means to be over against Him, an alternative if you like. We are a lot closer to anti-Christ in the Sunday religious meetings, than we are down the pub. The religious beast and the government beast, they all work together. That is what Revelations 13 is talking about ‒ beware of the little lamb that bleats like a dragon, but is in fact linked up with the second beast of the satanic trinity. If you face the world governments, you need patience, but when you meet a lamb, you need wisdom, if there is no blood in what it says, it is a false lamb.

It says all those who follow the beast, they are given the mark of the beast, and this mark is 666. What is 6? 7 is the number of fullness, and normally it speaks of God, His fullness and perfection. 6 is certainly the number of man. The day on which man was created ‒ Day number 6. Man who never quite made it to fullness in God. We never reach God’s rest day of 7 except in Christ.

On the coins of the Roman world was the Emperor, with references to his divinity. The early Christians called this the "mark of the beast," and would not handle such coins, and so were excluded from buying and selling, unless they accepted the mark of the beast. Firstly they accepted the mark in their heads, in their thinking, and then they accepted the mark in their hand.

malcolm smith