Great Expectations

Revelation 13: Two beasts of Armageddon (Part 2)

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The Beast of the Earth

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Rev 13:11

A mortal wound that comes upon a third of mankind is a result of their foolish wisdom. Their eagerness to perpetuate a system to sustain their false Way of Life, will lead them to an unsolvable predicament.

“And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.”
Daniel‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Daniel the Prophet saw the Abomination of Desolation set up in 1290 days. It is not a literal number. 1260 represents 3.5 years, symbolizing “half”.

The other half is introduced by the number 30 – bringing the total sum of 1290 days.
The number 30 signifies a spiritual element in the next phase of the Great Deception. The stage is being set, to test the hearts of men whose earthly wisdom has turned into foolishness.

“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.”‬‬ ‭‭
Revelation‬ ‭13:11‬ ‭NKJV

Utilising the power of the two horns like a lamb (but not the True Lamb), the Beast of the Earth is about to unite the fatally wounded men of Tyre under a unified religious banner.

“And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭13:14‬ ‭NKJV

It is able to perform signs to awe the earth dwellers who have not accepted the Citizenship of Heaven. Utilizing “signs and wonders”, the Beast of the Earth is even able to cast judgement, providing catharsis for the anger and confusion of the many who are fatally wounded.

“He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.”
Revelation‬ ‭13:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ 

The Overcomers

Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

On the Twenty Four thrones sat twenty four elders who are not necessarily 24 elders of the church. It  symbolizes those who have passed the test of Armageddon, have overcome the world and have accepted the citizenship of Heaven. There is no way to accept the citizenship of heaven without knowing the Lord in all completeness. The number 24 contains two halfs, a full day and a full night. It is here where one needs to know what the Lord loves and what the Lord hates, without exception. Like pure gold that will be tested, a mixture is no longer accepted. They will not be able to enter the Promised Land before completely pronouncing the Blessings and Curses on Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal. Those who are unable to overcome are destined to fall in the Field of Sharp Swords.

“So they arose and went over by number, twelve from Benjamin, followers of Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and twelve from the servants of David. And each one grasped his opponent by the head and thrust his sword in his opponent’s side; so they fell down together. Therefore that place was called the Field of Sharp Swords, which is in Gibeon.”
‭‭II Samuel‬ ‭2:15-16‬ ‭

But the Lord will trial the remaining one third and test them as gold is tested until they call his Name.

“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.’ ””|
‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭13:8-9‬ ‭

Michael / Oct 2021

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