Preacher: Bob Bryant | Series: The People of the Apocalypse
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation…3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep those things which are written in it.
Revelation 11:7 The beast
II Thessalonians 2:3 The man of sin
Daniel 11:40 The king of the North
Micah 5:6 The Assyrian
Daniel 8:13 “How long will be… the transgression of desolation?” 14 And he said to me, “Two thousand three hundred days.”
Revelation 13:1 I saw a beast. 2 The dragon gave him his power.
3 I saw him… as if mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.
11:3 …my two witnesses… 7 The beast will kill them.
17:12 Ten kings…will give their power and authority to the beast.
4 So they worshiped the dragon… and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
5 He was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.
II Thessalonians 2:3 The man of sin… 4 sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
6 He opened his mouth in blasphemy against God… His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.
7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every… nation. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb.
16:13 I saw… the beast and… 14 the kings of the earth gather… 16 to the place called… Armageddon.
19:19 I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and… cast alive into the lake of fire.
QUESTIONS FOR LIFE
1.What difference do you think it should make in your life to know where the beast will come from, and that he will be prominently on the scene for exactly 2,300 days?
2.Please read this passage concerning the beast and his treatment of believers (especially Jews) during the Tribulation: Revelation 13:7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.
3.Now please read these passages concerning the Jews during the Tribulation:
Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Zachariah 13:8-9 And it shall come to pass in all the land, Says the Lord, that two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, But one third shall be left in it: I will bring the one–third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, This is My people And each one will say, The Lord is my God.
4.How do these passages help you to better understand why God allows the beast to do what he will do?
5.What difference do you think these passages should make in your life today?
6.Please read this passage: James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
7.How does this passage contribute to your answer to question #5?
8.Please read these passages concerning the beast: Revelation 19:19 I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. Then the beast was captured, and… cast alive into the lake of fire.Revelation 13:6 He opened his mouth in blasphemy against God… His tabernacle and those who dwell in heaven.
9.What difference do you think your understanding of these passages should make in your life today?
10.Please read this passage:
Romans 12:19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
11.How does your understanding of this passage contribute to your answer to question #9?