Revelations 6, Bible Study 08/10/11


Revelations 6

Synopsis of Bible Study 08/10/11

Delivered by
Bishop Walker III

Revelation 12:1 says 1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven: a woman clothed
with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve
stars.

  1. There are many organizations who have tried to
    identify who this woman really is. As a matter of fact, Roman Catholics claim
    this to be Mary (mother of Jesus). They picture her to be the queen of heaven. Often
    in their idol artwork, you will see this image of Mary with 12 stars around her head.
  2. Know
    that this woman clothed with the sun is not Mary. Scripturally we will prove
    that this women mentioned in verse 1 is a symbol of Israel. This woman
    represents Israel.
  3. You
    might recall Joseph in the Old Testament. In Genesis
    37:9-11 says
    9And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his
    brethren and said, “Behold, I have dreamed one dream more; and behold, the
    sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.” 10And
    he told it to his father and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him and
    said unto him, “What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy
    mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the
    earth?” 11And his brethren envied him, but his father observed
    the saying. – . Joseph had a dream that got him in trouble. He shared this dream with his brothers and they
    hated on him as a result. Joseph dreamed that the sun and the moon and the
    11stars bowed down to him. When he told his brothers, they were like, “Are you
    kidding me. Do you think this whole world is going to bow down to you?” In the
    dream, the sun represented Jacob. The
    moon represented Joseph’s mother, Rachael.
    The 11 stars represented the sons of Israel
    which were to bow to Joseph, so the 12 stars represent the fact the Joseph now
    is among the 12 tribes of Israel (11+1),
  4. Throughout scripture Israel has been referred to
    as a woman in many instances. In Isaiah
    54:1-6 it says
    1“Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear! Break forth
    into singing and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child! For more
    are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife,”
    saith the LORD. 2Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch
    forth the curtains of thine habitations; spare not, lengthen thy cords, and
    strengthen thy stakes. 3For thou shalt break forth on the right hand
    and on the left, and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate
    cities to be inhabited. 4“Fear not; for thou shalt not be
    ashamed; neither be thou confounded, for thou shalt not be put to shame: for
    thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach
    of thy widowhood any more. 5For thy Maker is thine husband” the
    LORD of hosts is His name” and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; the
    God of the whole earth shall He be called. 6For the LORD hath called
    thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou
    wast refused,” saith thy God. – This is God referring to Israel as a woman. Jeremiah 3:20 says 20Surely
    as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt
    treacherously with Me, O house of Israel,” saith the LORD. – She (Israel)
    is seen as a wife that leaves treacherously from her husband and he says, “… so
    ye have dealt treacherously with me “Here again, Israel is seen as a woman. In Ezekiel 16:8-14 it says 8“`Now
    when I passed by thee and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of
    love; and I spread My skirt over thee and covered thy nakedness. Yea, I swore
    unto thee and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou
    becamest Mine. 9Then washed I thee with water; yea, I thoroughly
    washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil. 10I
    clothed thee also with embroidered work and shod thee with badgers’ skin, and I
    girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. 11I
    decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands and a chain
    on thy neck. 12And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in
    thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head. 13Thus wast thou
    decked with gold and silver, and thy raiment was of fine linen and silk and
    embroidered work. Thou didst eat fine flour and honey and oil; and thou wast
    exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom. 14And
    thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty; for it was perfect
    through My comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD. –Here
    again, we see Israel again referred to as a woman. Probably the most
    powerful example of this is found in Hosea
    2:19-20 where it says
    19And I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will
    betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness,
    and in mercies. 20I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness,
    and thou shalt know the LORD. -20- Hosea gives us this story about Gomer
    (which is who the previous scripture is talking about) who is a prostitute. Hosea represents God who falls in love
    with the prostitute who is Israel.
    Hosea keeps on loving this prostitute, but every time he loves her, she keeps
    tipping out at night being unfaithful to him. He keeps going back to Gomer and
    in the middle of the night, he looks for her and calls for her again, because
    she has once again snuck out. She comes home night after night bloody and
    beaten, because she has been out prostituting and whoring, yet he still cleans
    up her wounds, cleans for her, cooks for her, and loves her, but she would
    continue to go out night after night despite it all. It is a marvelous story of
    how God is in love with a prostitute and guess who that prostitute is? It is us.

Revelation 12:2 says 2And she, being with child, cried, travailing in birth and in
pain to be delivered.

  1. The
    bible says the woman who represents Israel in verse two was with child. She
    cried out in labor and in pain and she gave
    birth
    . The baby represents Jesus.
    Why would she be in travail with a child? Why would she cry out in labor? It is
    because when Jesus was born, he was born during a time in Israel’s history when
    they were under Roman occupation and oppression.
    During the time Jesus was born, he was not born during a favorable time for the
    people of God (or the Jews). They were under an incredible census and they had
    to go and be counted. Jesus was also crucified if you remember under Roman
    persecution. So when Jesus is born, Israel (the woman) is crying out and morning.
    Remember it is in travail that Jesus comes to these people.

Revelation 12:3 says 3And there appeared another wonder in heaven: behold, a great
red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

  1. Here
    the dragon shows up. – Now we have this dragon. The dragon represents Satan. He has great power and claims royal
    authority (the 7 diadems). His crowns represent his presumptuous claims of
    royal authority against the true king. The dragon wants to be king. He is
    saying he is greater than the king.
  2. John
    gets a dispensational view of history
    wrapped up in one vision. In other words, he sees periods of times at which God
    has been moving. He goes all the way back, before the beginning even began. In
    the vision that he sees, he is seeing things that happened before the beginning
    began (when God was with the heavenly host on the throne). He sees this and
    brings this to light along with current
    reality
    and the apocalyptic age
    when the Lord shall come back.

Revelation
12:4 says
4And his tail drew a third part of the stars of heaven, and
cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to
be delivered to devour her child as soon as it was born.

  1. His
    tail (the dragon) drew a 3rd of the stars from heaven. The dragon
    had a tail and the dragon’s tail grabbed a 3rd of the stars.
    Remember we taught earlier in this series that stars represented angels. In heaven, before the beginning began,
    Lucifer (now Satan) who was God’s praise and worship leader got upset because all the glory was going to God. He told God
    that he thought they needed term limits. Lucifer/Satan thought that maybe
    somebody other than God should get the glory. As a result, God cast Lucifer out of heaven, before the
    beginning began. This is how he shows up in the book of Genesis as a snake. When
    Lucifer left, he got a 3rd of the angels, who rebelled with him,
    kicked out as well. They fell to the earth with him (Note: These angels are
    called fallen angels or demons). John saw in this vision that Satan got a 3rd
    of the angels (3rd of the stars) to come with him.
  2. Here
    is something that you might not get right now. It might be later tonight, next
    week, or a month from now. It doesn’t matter when, but you will eventually get
    it. Now the dragon represents Satan and John get a dispensational view. John shows us how the dragon worked back then
    and we see this is how the dragon still works right now. Satan represents
    everything that is evil. He is a
    dragon. The stars represent the messengers. The dragon got a 3rd of
    the stars with his tail, because there is toxicity
    in his tail.
    Stars, people who make it and do well, are always taken down
    by tail. Now you might get it today, next week, or next month. Our prayer is
    that you get it before you meet the toxicity in the tail.
  3. The
    Dragon now has come down. He has all these heads and all these horns. Remember the
    bible speaks of this fiery red dragon with 7 diadems on his head, 7 heads, and
    10 horns.

Revelation
12.5 says
5And she brought forth a manchild, who was to rule all
nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up unto God and to His
throne.

  1. In
    verse 5, woman bore a child. What this dragon was waiting to do was to devour
    the child as soon as he was born. Remember when Jesus was born, Herod asked the
    wise men to show him where Jesus was. Herod in Matthew 2 wanted to kill Jesus
    as soon as he was born. Let’s imagine how this might have looked like. You got
    this woman who has the moon under her feet. She is clothed in the sun and she
    represents Israel. This dragon knows she is about to give birth. The dragon
    which represents Satan comes with one objective. He wants that child. He doesn’t
    want that child to live and he
    doesn’t want that child to make it. This woman knows that this child has
    destiny and the bible says the child is caught up into the throne of God as
    soon as he is born.

Revelation 12:6 says 6And the woman fled into the
wilderness, where she hath a place prepared by God, that they should feed her
there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

  1. The
    woman takes off and flees to the wilderness, because there is a place prepared by God for her.  She stays there 1260 days. The woman wasn’t
    Mary (Jesus’ mother) running in the wilderness. This was Israel. God was
    protecting Israel.
  2. Major
    conflict- There is going to be a major
    conflict
    in heaven. Many of you may have seen this movie “The Apocalypse”
    which deals with this war between Michael the angel and the demons. It tries to
    depict the whole idea of this war for this child.

Revelation
12:7 says
7And there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought
against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

  1. Michael,
    the head of the angelic hosts (the 2/3 of the angels that remained) and the angels
    fought with the dragon (which was Satan) and his angels (who were demons or
    fallen angels).

Revelation
12:8 says
8and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in
Heaven.

  1. There
    is a battle that will take place that will deny Satan access to heaven.
    Understand something; there is a literal
    battle
    that’s going to take place. Michael is the leader of the angelic
    host. When Paul writes, in Ephesians 6:12:12For we wrestle
    not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against
    the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high
    places. , Paul declares that we are not wrestling with flesh blood. We instead wrestle
    with principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places. Where did this battle
    take place? According to the bible, it took place in heaven, so wrestle not
    with flesh and blood. We wrestle with principalities and spiritual wickedness
    in high places. There is this war going over our head that has been going on
    before the beginning of time. The enemy wants to get us to participate in war
    with people. If you think it is just the people and the flesh that doesn’t like
    you, then you will never be effective with this war that is going on over your
    head. It is much bigger than the issue you have in your flesh. There is a war
    going on over your head and if you are not spiritual, you will be a pawned pimp in the game of the devil.
  2. This
    war is so real that took place and going to take place that we had to put this
    in. John Milton writes about “Paradise Lost”. He spends an amazing amount of
    time talking about the battle where
    Michael is fighting with these demons
    . He says there is this indistinguishable
    rage and all of heaven resounded and even the center of the earth shuck as a
    result of it. When you look at that verse again about the war, it says” … and
    there was no more place in heaven… (NKJV)”

    1. Ex1-The
      bible shows that Satan had access to heaven even in his fallen state. How can
      the devil go to heaven even after he had been cast out? In Job 1, there was a
      day when the sons of God presented themselves before the Lord and guess who
      showed up too. It was Satan. The Lord says to Satan, where have you come from? Satan
      responds that he has been going to and fro on the earth seeking who he may
      devour. Now this takes place in heaven. Satan more or less says he had been looking
      for somebody to attack. The Lord asks him if he had considered his servant Job,
      but Satan complains that he didn’t bother him only because God had a hedge
      around him. Satan complains that this was the only thing that kept Job
      faithful. He further claims that if God would remove the hedge, Job would curse him to his face. God then releases
      Satan to attack Job, but bides him not to touch Job’s soul. Satan immediately
      went down and attacked Job. Job was down here on earth serving God and hadn’t
      done anything wrong, but over Jobs head, the Devil has negotiated for Job’s
      destiny. You can be doing everything right, but know that the Devil will
      negotiate for your destiny. Everyone is looking at you, but know there are principalities
      that are waiting to take you out. You got to be spiritual to understand this.
    2. Ex 2-
      The devil is an accuser. He tells God, he doesn’t know why he continues to
      bless us after we half come to church and are reluctant to give him praise.
      This is why when Jesus died and rose again, he is now seated at the right hand
      of the father. He is now our advocate.
      This means that he is our attorney.
      He now pleads our case, before the Judge. This is why you don’t just pray and say
      amen. You pray in your attorney’s name (in Jesus’ name).

Revelations
12:9 says
9And the great dragon was cast out — that serpent of old
called the Devil and Satan, who deceiveth the whole world. He was cast out onto
the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

  1. Satan
    who deceived the whole world was cast out of heaven and the angels who followed
    him were cast out with him.
  2. Four
    falls of Satan:

    1. He
      fell from a glorified state to a
      profane state- He was an angel of worship and he fell to a profane state. Ezekiel 28:14-16 says14Thou art the anointed cherub that
      covereth, and I have set thee so; thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou
      hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15Thou
      wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was
      found in thee. 16By the multitude of thy merchandise they have
      filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned; therefore I will
      cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God; and I will destroy thee, O
      covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
    2. He
      fell from having access to heaven to
      the restriction to the earth- Job 1:12 says 12And the LORD
      said unto Satan, “Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon
      himself put not forth thine hand.” So Satan went forth from the presence
      of the LORD., 1 Kings 22:21 says 21And there came forth a
      spirit, and stood before the LORD and said, `I will persuade him.’, Zechariah 3:1says 1And he showed me Joshua the high
      priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right
      hand to resist him.
    3. He fell from the
      earth
      to bondage- This was from earth to bondage in the bottomless pit for
      1000yrs.
    4. From the pit to the Lake of fire- This is found
      in Revelations 20. Even in Luke
      10:18 it says
      18And He said unto them, “I beheld Satan as
      lightning fall from heaven., – In other words, Satan -fell like lightening from
      heaven.

Revelation
12:10-12 says
10And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, “Now have
come salvation and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His
Christ; for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accused them before
our God day and night. 11And they overcame him by the blood of the
Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto
the death. 12Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in
them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! For the devil has
come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a
short time.”

  1. When
    Satan fell, this meant that the devil has come down to us as mentioned in verse
    12.
  2. 3
    ways believers have overcome the dragon:
  3. By
    the blood of the lamb- When Jesus
    died and shed his blood on the cross and we entered into relationship with him,
    we came into a blood covenant with him. In the Old Testament, the covenant of
    blood was for the remission of sins and when it became no longer affective, Jesus
    became the ultimate sacrifice. Jesus Christ became the ultimate sacrifice, the lamb
    of God who was slain from the foundations of the world. Jesus shed his blood,
    we came into relationship with him, and therefore, we are covered in the blood.
    Ex – Jesus is sitting at the right of
    the father. Imagine the scene: God is the
    judge
    . The devil is the prosecuting attorney.
    Jesus is the dream team defense lawyer.
    Here comes the prosecuting attorney (the devil) and he is speaking to the judge
    (God) saying “they have done this and they have done that”. We are sitting
    there knowing that most of what he is saying is true. We are nervous, because we
    are trying to figure out what is going to happen. After all we are guilty of
    some of it. The judge looks at us and asks us, “How do we plead?” and then our
    attorney who is the Christ, the Lamb slain, stands in front of us and says, “We
    plead the blood”. We are not here because we have been so good. We are here, because of the blood. It reaches to the
    highest mountain and flows to the lowest valley. The blood that gives me strength!
  4. By
    our testimony– This means even when
    strenuous and difficult times came, these believers under martyrdom and stress,
    held their testimony. Jesus says if we are ashamed of him before this adulterous
    generation, then he will be ashamed of us, before his father. Even when you are
    going through seasons where nobody wants to hear about Jesus, you still got to
    share your testimony. Don’t let God bless you and you get in front of people
    and say you are fortunate. You better
    say you are blessed! Remember where
    you came from. God didn’t raise you up to be quiet. He wants you to tell people
    where you came from.
  5. By
    not loving your lives to death- It is
    fundamental to being a Christian that you can’t love your life that much. He,
    who tries to hold on to his life, is the one who loses it. He, who loses his
    life, is the one who will gain it. The whole idea behind Christianity is to
    deny yourself and take up your cross and follow him. Too many of us are trying
    to hold on to ourselves and we wind up losing everything. This is why we can’t serve God too. We try to hold on to too
    much of ourselves. Remember Paul wrote in Philippians 1:21 21For
    to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.-To die is to gain life.
  6. Verse
    12 says that Satan was in the earth. He knew his time was short. He knew from
    the beginning of the scheme that his time was temporary, but he doesn’t want
    you to know that. The closer we get
    to the end of age, the more aggressive Satan
    will get. The devil is like a cornered dog that has nowhere to go. He is violent and viscous.
  7. The
    dragon went after the child and the child got away. There was war in heaven,
    Michael and his angels fought Satan and his angels, and Satan did not prevail.

Revelations
12:13-14 says
13And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he
persecuted the woman who brought forth the manchild. 14And to the
woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the
wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and
half a time, from the face of the serpent.

  1. After
    being flung to the earth, Satan, the Serpent, decided to go after the woman
    that had the male child. Now the woman was given two wings so that she could
    fly to that wilderness prepared for her.

Revelations 12:15-16 15And the serpent cast out of his
mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried
away by the flood. 16And the earth helped the woman; and the earth
opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his
mouth. There is no secret that Satan has always attacked the Jewish
brothers and sisters since the beginning of time. Satan has always had issues
with the Jews. He hates Israel, because from the beginning, God had a plan of redemption for the Jews. It was
the Jews that would bring forth the redeemer. In Matthew 23:39 it says 39For
I say unto you, ye shall not see Me henceforth till ye shall say, `Blessed is
He that cometh in the name of the Lord!'”

  1. 1.
    When the woman fled to the wilderness, the
    dragon/serpent spewed water out of his mouth. Since God fixed it so Israel
    could get away, Satan tried another tactic.
    He says he would send after her what he couldn’t do himself. He sent a flood.
    The bible says the earth helped her, because the earth swallowed up the water. Isaiah
    59:19 says
    19So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the
    west and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in
    like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.- Here,
    even Isaiah got a glimpse of how the devil was going to try and attack us. This
    is all a symbol. If the woman is a symbol (of Israel), it suggests then that
    the water is a symbol too. The water is a symbol of that which tries to overtake us all at one time
    trying to drown us. It is the devil that sends us the things that try to
    overtake us. When Satan sends all these things at one time to try and over take
    us, God said he will lift up a standard against him. God says he will always take care of his children.

Revelation
12:17 says
17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and he went to make
war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have
the testimony of Jesus Christ.

  1. The
    dragon was ticked off. The dragon says since he can’t beat Michael and the
    angels, he can’t get the woman, and he can’t get the baby, he says he will make
    war with her offspring that keep the
    commandments of God. This seed or offspring represent the Gentiles that will be
    converted during the tribulation. Just because you defeated the devil in one
    area of your life doesn’t mean he is not coming at you with something else.
    Just because you overcame drinking don’t think he ain’t coming with something
    else.
  2. What
    is important to understand is this thing is about to shift

Chapter 13

Revelation 13:1says 1And
I stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rise up out of the sea,
having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his
heads the name of blasphemy.

  1. In
    modern times, the sea is a place of retreat or refreshment. In ancient Israel,
    the sea was viewed as evil. It was viewed as chaotic, Psalm 74:12-13 says 12For God is my King of old, working
    salvation in the midst of the earth. 13Thou didst divide the sea by
    Thy strength; Thou breakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. 14Thou
    breakest the heads of Leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the
    people inhabiting the wilderness. Isaiah 57:20 says 20“But
    the wicked are like the troubled sea when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up
    mire and dirt.
  2. The
    beast comes out of the sea. The first beast represents the antichrist. He has 7
    heads and 10horns. This means he will be hard to kill, because if one head is
    killed, he has 6 more. Antichrist means
    opposite of Jesus or instead  f Jesus. 1
    John 2:18 says
    18Little children, it is the last time. And as ye
    have heard that Antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists,
    whereby we know that this is the last time. – An Antichrist is coming, but many
    small antichrist have already come.
    This beast mentioned in verse 1 is not a literal beast, but the characteristics
    of the beast will be synonymous with a world leader that will come. This will
    be a real world leader. We know throughout history, there has been a lot of
    small antichrist. We have seen so many people like Hitler come who are smaller
    antichrist. Daniel 7:8 says 8I
    considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another little horn,
    before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots. And
    behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great
    things. – The main Antichrist is called a little horn. Daniel 8:23 says 23And in the latter
    time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of
    fierce countenance and understanding dark sentences shall stand up. – Here the
    antichrist is called king of a fiery countenance.
    Daniel 9:26says 26And after threescore and two weeks shall
    Messiah be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who shall
    come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. And the end thereof shall be
    with a flood, and until the end of the war desolations are determined.- Here
    the antichrist is called a prince that
    shall come
    . Dan 11:46:45 Daniel 11:45 says45And he shall
    plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy
    mountain. Yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. –Here the
    antichrist is portrayed as the willful king. . John 5:43 says 43I
    have come in My Father’s name, and ye receive Me not; if another shall come in
    his own name, him ye will receive.- Here the antichrist is referred to as one that comes in his own name, 2
    Thessalonians 2:3 says
    3Let no man deceive you by any means, for
    that Day shall not come, unless there come a falling away first, and that man
    of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, – Here the antichrist is referred to
    as son of perdition, the man of sin.
  3. Ten
    horns will represent that the beast will rule over 10 groups of nations. Daniel
    chapter 7 and Daniel chapter 2 connects the government represented by the 10
    crowns.
  4. The
    beast has blasphemous names on his head. He is advertising blasphemy against God.

Revelation 13:2 says 2And
the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of
a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his
power, and his seat, and great authority.

  1. The
    bible says in verse two that the beast was like a leopard and had feet like a bear,
    with the mouth of lion- The antichrist then gets his power and authority from
    the devil. The 3 animals used to describe this beast, represent the empires which this beast will rule. It
    will have a cat like vigilance like a
    leopard, crushing power like bear,
    and authority ferocious like a lion.
  2. This
    Antichrist will be given power by the dragon (Satan). He will not be an
    ordinary man. He will be the antichrist. He will look like a man, talk like a man,
    present himself as in a way to make you believe that he is God, but he is not.
  3. Bishop
    Walker states: “I stand before you as a man called by God, anointed by God, and
    my power comes from God.” You know this, because the Holy Spirit inside of you
    can bear witness to it. The spirit bears witness to the truth, but if you are
    not saved, anybody can come before you sounding good and you have no way of
    judging if a person is anointed or of the
    devil
    . “ The bible says that in the last days, people will have itchy ears
    and run after all kinds of stuff.

Revelation 13:3 says 3And
I saw that one of his heads was, as it were, wounded to death, and his deadly
wound was healed. And all the world wondered after the beast.

  1. He
    had seven heads and one was wounded, but not literally. This leader that is
    going to rise up in the last day and will be wounded in such a way that society
    will say that there is nothing that can be done and there is no way he will
    recover from this. He will later get up as though it never happened and the whole world is going think that he must be God
    because of this. Remember, he gets his power from Satan. This is how he will
    get people to follow him.

Revelation 13:4says 4And
they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast, and they worshiped
the beast, saying, “Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war
with him?”

  1. They
    will worship the dragon that gave the beast power. This is devil worship. “Who is able to make war against him, “they will
    say..

Revelation 13:5 says 5And
there was given unto him a mouth, speaking great things and blasphemies, and
power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

  1. He
    will say great things to get you in, but once you are in, he will begin to
    speak blasphemies against God.

Revelation 13:6-8 says 6And he opened his mouth in blasphemy
against God to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in
Heaven. 7And 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. 8And 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.

If anyone has an
ear, let him hear. One who leads into captivity, shall go into captivity. He who kills with the sword, must be killed with the sword.

There will be a
real antichrist that will come and he will do miracles. Christ says many will
do miracles in his name, but they are not of him. He will do this great stuff
and people will say he must be the one. They will run after him not knowing he
is going to pull them in just to deceive them. We don’t know what he will look like;
we just know people will be awe struck.
We want know (those who are really saved), because we will be gone. The world
will be looking for somebody to believe in and we will be gone (caught up/raptured).
We will have no idea, but he will be here (on the earth) teaching and ruling
over kingdoms. Even though the antichrist will come and blaspheme the name of
God, there will be people at the throne still giving him glory. There is no
name like the name of Jesus.

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About growintheword

I consider myself a Christian with an envangelistic calling. I like music, art, and computers. I belive that God gives us our gifts so that they may be used for his glory. It is my desire that everyone in the world comes to know God and have a personal relationship with him by means of music, evangelistic ministry, and by understanding the word of God.
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