Ep18-Revelation chapters 11, 12, 13 – relating to 2020 – WAR IN HEAVEN by Dr John Barnett
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Welcome to our class as we study today revelation 11 12 and 13 this is probably one of the more timely of all the lessons because what we’re seeing as we’re gonna read from these chapters is the cosmic battle most of us are unaware is going on around us the run-up to what the Bible describes is world war 3 which involves as we’ll see today Iran Jerusalem but what it reflects is Satan’s endless hatred of Israel and that’s our 15th lesson three parts today and and so I will not be able to take as long as I’d like on everyone but in chapter 11 we’re looking at the four temples will we’ll learn about them today Solomon’s Herod’s the tribulation the future millennial the two witnesses all of us have heard of the two witnesses that’s chapter 11 just that is phenomenal chapter 12 connected to it is one of the more symbolic chapters in Revelation the woman with the 12 stars with the moon under her feet clothed with the Sun having a child and the dragon seeking to kill the woman in the child which of course is the entire history of redemption in Israel and God’s plan and then chapter 13 is where we’ll end with the worst man who ever lived the mark of the beast versus those sealed by God’s Spirit and only those going to heaven we’ll see have the signature of God signed across their lives so as you see on the first slide there we’re looking at war in heaven in one of the greatest clearest and most sweeping prophetic passages we see all of these things gathered into one special chapter of the Bible if you want to turn there with me it’s chapter 11 we’re gonna read the first verses of Revelation chapter 11 and then we’re gonna pray and invite the Lord’s blessing his word and on our hearts as we yield to him Revelation chapter 11 verse 1 then I was given a reed like a measuring rod November I as always John and John’s talking and an angel hands him this measuring rod and the angel stood saying rise and measure the temple of God whoa what temple well this temple was destroyed by the Babylonians this temple was destroyed by the Romans in AD 70 this one in 586 there is no temple in Jerusalem today so this is a future event this is the tribulation temple in chapter 11 fascinating God says it’s going to be there and John is measuring it so John sees it Wow okay the temple of God the altar and those who worship there so it’s a functioning temple in the future in Jerusalem verse 2 but leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it for it has been given to the Gentiles and they will tread the holy city under foot for 42 months Wow let’s pray father I thank you for this very very very special part of your word I thank you for the fact that’s inspired so it is true and not only is it true but you’ve told us you told Jeremiah that you are watching over your word to perform it you are actually orchestrating global events today to make it possible that at a future time there’s gonna be a third temple built in Jerusalem teach us the significance but more than that I pray that we would re-examine whether or not we are healthy believers and whether or not the signature of you Oh God by your spirit is across our lives that’s what we really want to focus on more than anything else today in Jesus name we pray amen well the end of days third temple in Jerusalem is promised by God the Apostle John in this portion chapter 11 weaves together the law just old testament prophecies about Israel’s future Israel’s future is all about this coming temple about the fact that prompts all the nations of the world and remember God doesn’t exaggerate all the nations of the world led by Iran and joined by all the others march on Jerusalem led by the man the Beast the one who gives the mark the worst man who ever lived this Antichrist gets the entire world to want to live out the hatred of Satan and destroy Israel it’s amazing to think about by the way on that picture you can see on the left that’s an artist representation of what Solomon’s Temple look like which he probably built from about 950 are about 970 I mean to 950 BC and then of course Herod’s temple which was from about 20 BC until about 26 ad and then of course these two have not met yet been built but are yet in the future and so this prophetic description of a Third Temple the tribulation temple that precipitates World War 3 is what we’re going to look at in chapter 11 there on the site in front of you the first temple Solomon’s Temple which David remember prepared all the materials for left the biggest inheritance ever given to a son and Solomon use that to build the temple and then Herod’s temple remember during Jesus ministry he said destroy this temple I’ll raise it up in three days and the people said forty and six years see 20 BC to 26 ad 40 in six years this temples been built or been in the process of being built and you’re going to build it in three days so that’s how we know how long it took to build that temple the third temple right here in Revelation 3 and then the final temple is what we’re going to examine when we get to the Millennium when we get to Revelation chapter but here’s the significant part the Bible says that there is a future Jewish temple during the tribulation in Jerusalem so during the tribulation in Jerusalem is this temple and this temple is what prompts the the entire unleashing of the prophecies about the end of the world so verse 1 of chapter 11 I was given a reed to measure John is it’s just seeing and measuring what Jesus saw now remember for people see this temple that’s how we know it’s going to be there now you see why are why am i spending so much time talking about this because half of all Christians do not believe that there are going to be either one of these temples they say this is all figurative it’s talking about the church yet jesus said in Matthew 24 when you see the abomination of desolation standing in the temple flee to the mountains so Jesus when he’s talking about the birth pangs that we saw about five or six lessons ago you know Matthew 24 in the signs again when Jesus was giving that sermon he said as the world is ending when you see the abomination that causes desolation standing in the temple flee to the mountains Jesus saw a tribulation temple Paul saw the same thing in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 Paul said that this one who makes himself god and calls himself God is gonna raise up and put an image of himself and cause false worship in a temple in Jerusalem at the end after the rapture of the church so Jesus saw this temple Paul saw this temple Daniel saw this temple in Daniel chapter 9 he said in Daniel chapter 9 and verse is starting in verse 24 and let me get there with you it says this Daniel 9:24 seventy weeks are determined for your people and verse 25 know therefore and understand the the going forth the command to restore and build jerusalem until messiah the prince there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks so from the rebuilding of the destroyed Solomon temple there’s going to be 483 years now we know to the day that that that is truly what happened because this was destroyed and and then Cyrus sends them back and lets them have the the lumber and remember Ezra Nehemiah Ezra Bobo and all that and they start rebuilding the temple and 483 years are clocked there but then it says keep going to verse 26 and after 62 weeks Messiah shall be cut off now we’ve gotten to the crucifixion of Christ right here and Messiah shall be cut off but not for himself that’s the substitutionary atonement and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city whoa the people of the prince that is to come this prince this this person the antichrist has so the Antichrist has 33 different names in the Bible Prince to come is one of them but look what it says in this verse but the people of the prince who is to come that’s the tribulation Antichrist shall destroy the city and the sanctuary ad 70 who destroyed Herod’s temple the Romans now that’s where now if you’ve ever heard of the revived Roman Empire and that the Antichrist is going to be coming out of the revived Roman Empire it’s because the annual 926 says the people of the prince that will come are the ones who destroyed the temple in AD 70 all that is from this amazing prophecy well what happens is God launches in verse 3 of chapter 11 go back from Daniel to revelation 11 and what we see starting in verse three is another one of these gospel beacons these witnesses Lord puts forth and it says I will give power to my two witnesses now wait a minute stop see the slide the two witnesses of Revelation 11 3 to 14 you know what most people do they they’re they’re trying to figure out who they are they’re trying to identify them and that’s important and fun and interesting but before you go into the identity of the two they are two what witnesses remember what Jesus said you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you in acts 1:8 and you shall be my what witnesses these are more of those gospel giving servants of the Lord now remember we studied two days ago the church from x1 through revelation five is responsible for evangelizing the world when the church is taken out the 144,000 evangelists come we saw that in Chapter seven and also we’re gonna see them again next time in chapter fourteen but while those to that group 144,000 are are doing their evangelism God sends yet another the two witnesses and when those two witnesses are gone and we’re gonna see that they’ll be killed the gospel angel comes and then the next vehicle the Lord uses is going to be after the Lord starts over again in the Millennium he’s going to have the gospel center we’re gonna see so there are always gospel witnesses so those two witnesses are very important look what it says about them I will give power the two witnesses verse 3 of revelation 11 who will prophesy 1260 days how long is that well that’s the mathematics of the tribulation now remember it’s it’s called one week in Daniel 9 and one week actually the word is not we it’s helped a tad group of seven translates into why we say the seven-year tribulation so you’ve probably heard of the seven-year tribulation or you’ve heard of the fact that it’s three and a half years which it says in Revelation and three and a half years or it’s called 42 months and 42 months and it’s called 1260 days and 1260 days these three are all the same thing what it what it’s talking about is the tribulation lasts four to two measures of time the seven years is three and a half and three and a half years what what marks this the midpoint well look what it says and they will be clothed in sackcloth these are the two olive trees and if anyone wants to hear verse five fire or if anyone wants to harm them fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies what did what God does is from this time that the Antichrist cuts off the sacrifice in the temple so Daniel 9 that we already read says that they’re going to have a temple that’s functioning and they’re going to have sacrifices he makes a covenant for seven years that’s where we get the seven year tribulation but it’s a midpoint he the worst man that ever lived cuts it off and God allows these two witnesses here to witness for 1260 days so that’s what we’re reading about here basically these two witnesses are ministering through some of the most horrific time and if it he wants to harm them fire proceeds out of their mouths verse six they have power to shut heaven so that no rain falls and when they finish their testimony verse seven the Beast there’s another name for him let me write it down he’s called the antic he’s called the prince that will come he’s called the Beast okay remember I told you 33 different names for him are in the old and new Testament but the Beast that ascends from the bottomless pit we saw the pit yesterday remember the abyss where all those horrific creatures are overcame them and killed them and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt and those from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations this is where we get global communications the whole world’s gonna watch this and verse 10 everyone who dwells on the earth will rejoice and then verse 11 after three and a half days there’s another three and a half just like there three and a half years there’s three and a half days all of these are units God uses over and over again verse 12 a loud voice from heaven says come up here that’s the same thing we hear in chapter 4 which is the rapture the church come up here when John says come up here it’s the church being called out of the world and John gets to come up and see them assembled around the throne these two are raised from the dead and translated up to heaven Wow in the same hour verse 13 there’s a great earthquake and verse 14 says it’s the second woe what was the first woe when those monsters came out of the pit now look at the slide in front of you the temple measured is the outer court to the Gentiles in other words the temple is is up on what we would call the Temple Mount platform in Jerusalem and right now right in the center of it is the Dome of the rock most likely off to the side of it is going to be this Millennial temple and it’s going to be divided that’s what the Antichrist most likely will do he leaves for all of the billion two hundred thousand Islamic people the Dome of the rock and for the world the rest of the world this tribulation temple right here which shows what a genius this guy is that he can get them to be side by side but it’s don’t measure out there because it’s it’s trampled it’s unholy but this is this temple the two witnesses are empowered for 1000 look what it says in in this passage 1260 days now notice four things that the witnesses do they can call down fire from heaven they shut heaven with no rain they turn water to blood and smite the earth with plagues first two are what Elijah did second two or what Moses did that’s why many people think the two witnesses are Moses and Elijah remember Moses the Lord killed him or made him die on top of Mount Pisgah and buried him and no one ever saw his body and you remember Elijah was translated to heaven others believe that it’s not right someone dies twice Moses already died he can’t die again because Hebrews 9 says it’s the point on demand once to die who’s the other one that didn’t ever die besides Elijah yeah Enoch so who are the two witnesses maybe Moses and Elijah maybe Enoch and Elijah the Bible doesn’t tell us so that means it’s not something we speculate about but look at the third thing the beast from the abyss oh that’s the the abyss that we talked about yesterday kills them and earth dwellers celebrate and they’re resurrected after three and a half days so again I remind you this whole event we’re talking about this whole temple and everything that’s going on here in chapter 11 12 and 13 see on the map I mean the slide in front of you that’s Daniel 9:24 227 God’s prophetic word in Daniel is directed at the future of Israel see that’s where the confusion comes in it’s not the church all of this has nothing to do with the church the churches around the throne this has to do with Israel do you see that the tribulation is for Israel basically you could summarize the tribulation this way it keeps getting worse and worse and worse and worse and worse until the Jews are with nowhere to turn they’ve all been kind of pushed back into the Promised Land back into the Holy Land back into basically Jerusalem the Antichrist this worst man that ever lived is hemming them in he’s assembled the biggest army the world’s ever seen what we would call the Battle of Armageddon they’re all gathering at Armageddon they’re going to march together to annihilate the Jewish people in Jerusalem and it says in Zechariah as let me go to the next slide there Zechariah 12 to 14 what happens is the Jewish people are surrounded 2/3 of them have died 1/3 is left they know there’s no hope and at that critical last moment they see themselves surrounded the armies of the world the Antichrist that they formerly when he opened up the temple for the first three and a half years they were following him but now he turns on them hunts them down and they realize all is lost you know what it says in Zechariah 12 through 14 the Lord pours out on them the spirit of grace and mercy and they go like this and they look up and they say only you can save us and at that moment Jesus breaks through the clouds with all the armies of heaven behind him including us by the way you’re gonna go to the Holy Land everybody gets go the Holy Land on horseback riding behind Christ at the climactic crescendo the second coming of Christ that’s what the second coming is Jesus comes back to rescue the Jewish people because I ran all the coalition of Nations are fighting with the Antichrist World War 3 attacking Jerusalem because Satan wants to destroy Israel Wow that’s Zechariah 12 through 14 that is God’s wrath and that is what Israel and Armageddon have to do with the future and so all of that is tying together the scripture now remember the book of Revelation draws together over 800 allusions quotations verses prophecies from all the rest of the Bible and combines them in what we would say is chronological order look at the next slide Jerusalem in the Tribulation Period the tribulation is when all the nations of the earth turn against the Jews where’s that Zechariah 14:3 and 4 it says then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations that’s the second coming of Christ that’s what we’re gonna see in Revelation 19 the Lord Jesus Christ closed riding at the front of the armies of heaven with king of kings and Lord of lords on him in this white garment comes breaking through the atmosphere piercing the clouds and all of a sudden that army that’s surrounded and decimating Jerusalem looks at what the Jewish people are looking at because the Jewish people all start looking up and they see their Messiah and says they believe on the one whom they pierced they believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and so the Lord fights against the nation’s Zechariah 14:3 says as when he fights in a day of battle and look at this and on that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives which is in front of Jerusalem and of course we know what happens he he comes down by the way this is where the Mount of Olives is right here this is the Kidron Valley this is the Mount of Olives and Jesus comes down to stand on the Mount of Olives right here and when he does it says an earthquake splits the Mount of Olives and part of it moves to the north and part of it moves to the south and a river starts flowing out from the Temple Mount and goes all the way here to the Dead Sea all of these things are part of those 800 prophecies let me show you a map this map was in Bloomberg as in Bloomberg News Service as in the largest financial new service in the world this is what they call the Middle East cold war now this was about three months ago I clipped that that’s a screenshot notice that Russia Iran Iraq Syria and Lebanon and Yemen are all green those are the Iranian sphere of influence in red is Israel Jordan Saudi Arabia Bahrain the UAE right now the red are the Sunnis the green are the Shias and those two branches of Islam are fighting each other as you know Iran sent drones to attack the Saudi oil fields before a little before Christmas it was before Kovan 19 that was the disaster it just rocked the world that Iran attacked Saudi Arabia at Christmas of 2019 but that’s because God says listen to this Ezekiel 38 3 through 6 see that on the screen thus says the Lord behold I’m against you O GOG prints of rashmi Shack and to Baal I will turn you around lead you and all your armies horses and horsemen splendidly clothed the great company all of them handling sword now look at the list Persia no way meant Persia yeah up until 1947 Iran was called Persia but then when they got their independence through the post-world War two dividing up of the countries they were called Iran so Iran Ethiopia and Libya they said what are all those well look at the next map this is the Armageddon coalition this is the group that that are leading World War 3 with Iran or Persia going to attack Jerusalem driven by Satan look at that map Magog that’s the geographic region of South Russia Gomer and togarmah is basically Turkey and Syria Persia is Iran Libya is Libya and Ethiopia Ethiopia and that’s the coalition that comes from the north from the south from the east and from the West to attack now that’s God’s plan but but look what he puts into chapter 11 verse 15 always each of these chapters has a powerful application verse 15 and when the seventh angel sounded there were loud voices in heaven saying and this is from the Hallelujah Chorus of Handel’s Messiah the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of us of our Lord and of his Christ and he shall reign for ever and ever and when the twenty-four elders now stop and think about this what’s going on we’re switching back and forth in Revelation between Earth’s with all these judgments and destruction and Wars and heaven the throne of God we talked about remember extensively with all those angels and the Saints and concentric circles and the fire and the the crystal see that that you can see the reflections in it’s always cutting back and forth between heaven where there’s worship and calm and earth where there’s destruction and look what happens up there the 24 elders who sat before God on their Thrones fell on their faces and what does it say verse 16 worshiped God God expects worship that’s that’s the lesson of chapter 11 so what is worship if they’re falling down in verse 16 in Chapter 11 on their faces and worshiping God oh look at the slide in front of you God expects worship why because this is what it does to us God quickens our conscience by His Holiness when we worship God and see how holy is it all of a sudden makes our conscience alive to realize that we should be holy like he’s holy he nourishes our minds by his truth when I read this book it feeds my mind this the scriptures are the best source of good mental health to make your mind nourish and the word makes it healthy he purifies our imaginations by his beauty a little bit later I’m going to talk about this fella that that was so addicted to gaming that he just was living in depression and discouragement hopelessness but God wants to purify our imagination and open our hearts to his love basically we get calloused and hardened kind of you know without any feeling we get desensitized but worship opens our hearts to his love and look at chapter 19 of Revelation verse 10 talks about worship being submission to God we submit to his will so basically chapter 11 gives us this prophesied temple the two witnesses and kind of like the the physical backdrop for what we would call Armageddon or world war 3 now we’re going to chapter 12 chapter 12 is fascinating because all of a sudden we get into this unusual symbolic world that ties together what we would call God’s plan of the ages let me start in chapter 12 and this is Jesus revealing to John that the aliens the real aliens that are attacking our world is something that’s been going on since the the time of the fall and onward in creation and it says in a great sign so now we have that symbolic this is chapter 12 verse 1 appeared in heaven a woman clothed with the Sun and the moon under her feet and on her head a garland of twelve stars now what is that well that that is God’s amazing plan of Satan versus Israel and that’s revelation 12:1 through three not 23 that’s a mistake on the slide it’s just verses 1 through 3 so look at the picture there see the woman you see the 12 star kind of diadem she’s wearing notice that she’s sitting with the Sun behind her and the moon under her feet and then there’s dragon coming for her Wow look what it says verse 2 and being pain with child she cried out in labor and pained to give birth and another sign appeared in heaven a great fiery red dragon see that’s in this slide having seven heads and ten horns and seven diadem’s and verse four with his tail he drew in a third of the stars so what is going on well basically this the woman with the twelve stars and the Sun and Moon immediately takes us back to the book of what Genesis who was the dreamer who was one of the twelve sons of Jacob that was always having dreams you remember that the dreamer Joseph and Joseph said he dreamed that all of the Sun and Moon and stars bowed down to him and of course I made his brothers mad and kind of offended his dad and his mom so we have this woman and we have the the Sun Moon stars and moon our mean Sun Moon and stars and then we have the child then we have the dragon so that’s basically the cast members of chapter 12 well the woman is Israel that’s the 12 stars and the Sun and the moon which basically is Jacob and his wife I don’t know if it’s talking about Rebecca or Leah and then the 12 sons and so this woman portrays Israel the nation the 12 tribes the child is the Promised One that would come through the tribe one of the twelve stars of Judah which is Messiah and what it says is the dragon the Tri waits for the birth and tries to devour the child is Satan that’s the great sign in heaven you what that is that’s a reminder that from the beginning there’s been a cosmic battle going on all the world events are just kind of the visible playing out the invisible cosmic battle going on between God and the adversary of God which is Satan revelation 12 contains two signs sign of the woman and the Dragon God continues to show his unfolding plan the woman clothed with the Sun the moon under her feet in addition to Revelation 12:1 this is just one of actually for women that are used as symbols or pictures in Revelation I don’t know if you remember him back in chapter 2 and 3 we saw in 2:20 Jezebel was a picture of paganism entering the church here in chapter 12 verse 6 the woman is a picture of Israel a little bit later when we get to chapter 17 in a couple of days the woman riding the Beast is of course a picture of the apostate Church and global religion and then finally praise the Lord in chapter 19 the woman in Revelation 19 clothed in white raiment is a picture of the church so there are a lot of women used symbolically in the book of Revelation but this one is all about Satan’s plan now keep keep reading when we get to verse 4 it says he drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth that’s the dragon this dragon is Satan now keep following along and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth to devour her child as soon as it was born she bore a male child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron what’s that that’s Psalm 2 that the Messiah is going to be born the Promised One from Genesis and Psalm 2 is going to rule the world with a rod of iron Wow see more and more of those 800 cross-references and the child was caught up to God and his throne what’s that the Ascension of Christ from the Mount of Olives and the woman fled into the wilderness which she has a place prepared by God that she should feed that they should feed her there 1260 days now remember before I erased it we had the two halves of the tribulation it appears that when the Antichrist breaks the Covenant at the midpoint of tribulation that God protects the Jews that’s that’s why they’re still alive at the end God’s protecting them and that’s what it means that for 1260 now verse 7 because look at the slide this section talks about the origin fall and power of Satan it says and war broke out in heaven verse 7 and Michael and his angels fought with the Dragon and the dragon fought with the angels but they did not prevail anymore and no place was found for them in heaven so look what happens Satan is defeated how do we know that this is Satan and not a dragon keep reading so the Dragon was cast out verse 9 now verse 9 Revelation 12:9 is one of the most important verses to understand this cosmic battle because it connects everything so the Great Dragon was cast out that serpent of old that’s Genesis 3 the serpent that tempted Eve and drew the whole all humanity and the universe into the fall and into sin was called the devil that’s Matthew 4 that’s the one that tempted Christ in the wilderness and Satan so do you see how that verse is so important that Satan it’s the dragon is Satan who is the devil you understand that this this whole connection tells us that starting in the Garden of Eden that serpent was none other than the devil Satan and he’s the dragon of Revelation who is the one whose sole desire is to destroy God’s plan and in Genesis chapter 3 verse 15 God said that a virgin born child of a woman so someone that descended through Eve through all of women through humanity one would be a virgin and we know who that is Mary is going to bear a son and that son is the Messiah and you know what Satan has done he knew as he listened to God that that son was going to come from Israel and from in fact we’ll get to it and just men I have a slide that shows you all the ways he’s attempted to destroy God’s play it but but keep going here Saints are facing Satan and look what it says in verse 10 of chapter 12 and I heard a loud voice saying in heaven salvation and strength and the Kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ has come for the accuser of our brethren that Satan he’s called the accuser member with Jobe he’s accusing job before the throne of God by the way that word accuser is slanderer that’s what Satan’s name means that’s what devil means he’s the accusing slanderer he accused them before God night and day has been cast down and now look at this and they overcame him look at the slide at the bottom the four powerful weapons of the Saints that overcome see what it says in this verse the overcame him by the blood of the Lamb by the word of their testimony and they did not love their lives unto death through the word the name the blood the cross they overcame Saints overcome by the word of their testimony because they’ve embraced Christ and His salvation by faith by the name of Jesus God is a given him the name above every name by the blood of the Lamb and trusting that the cross of Calvary took away their sins so you know what that means that the 144,000 evangelists are going to be effective because they are continuing to share the gospel the two witnesses are continuing to share the gospel a little bit later the Gospel angel continues to share the gospel and so there are even though the anti-crisis killings Christians as quick as they can look what it says they are overcoming him verse 11 and the Lord continues to have Saints in the tribulation so basically as we get to verse 13 we see the conflict of the ages Satan is always seeking to ruin God’s plans God’s written his plans down in his word now that’s why Jeremiah says God is watching over his word to perform it everything God wrote he’s watching over it to make it happen he’s going to fulfill his word Satan can read he’s seen what God’s written so look what he does verse 13 and when the dragon saw you’d been cast to the earth he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child the woman who gave birth to the male child is what Israel so Satan now is enraged and he starts pursuing these descendants of Abraham Isaac and Jacob the the Jews and verse 14 says but the woman was given two wings of a great Eagle that she might fly into the wilderness to her place where she’s nourished so the Lord kind of rescues kind of like a what Israel did when they went down to and tab and rescued those those hostages God rescues the nation of Israel and it says they are there for a time times and half a time oh here there’s another one times time and half a time what’s that that’s the same three and a half years 42 months 1,000 see how many different ways has divided this tribulation time into two pieces keep going so the serpent whoa the serpent right there who is the devil who is Satan who is the dragon who is the accuser the serpent verse 15 spews water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman that he might cause her to be carried away with the flood in other words usually a sea of water or flood like that is talking about a great army of people but look at verse 16 but the earth helped the woman and the earth opened his mouth and swallowed the flood what is that probably the same thing that happened with you know data and the Byram those those two rebels in the Old Testament that when they came out the Lord just opened the earth and swallowed them and it shut and it said they went alive down into the pit so this whole army is destroyed and the dragon was enraged with the woman verse 17 he went to make war with the rest of her offspring by the way who is that that’s believers those are the Saints you see how are there still Saints left because 144,000 never stop the two witnesses never stop the gospel angel never stops and people keep getting saved right to the end who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ well let’s just look at a list of the attacks of Satan remember Satan tried to corrupt Adam’s wine in Genesis 6 that’s why there was a flood he tried to destroy Abraham seed the famine the destruction of meal line Pharaoh do you think Pharaoh thought up killing all the male child children no that was Satan’s plan Pharaoh pursuing Israel into the sea that was Satan’s plan get rid of the whole nation the whole intrigues that we see in the Old Testament and then it picks up in the New Testament Joseph fearing to marry have Mary as his wife was part of Satan’s plan Herod’s attempt to kill all the male children and on and on a ghost Satan always is trying to destroy God’s plan so now comes the question because chapter 13 if you turn there says that this Antichrist the worst man that ever lived notice what he does he’s trying to get everybody to worship him and this beast verse one rises out of the sea and it says in verse six he opens his mouth of great blasphemies and verse seven it was granted to him to make war with the Saints and so this one what what is he doing he is the one that’s trying to get the whole world to worship him and as I said before in the next slide Satan’s Superman is coming he is called the Beast the Prince the Antichrist he is called so many different titles but just think of all the the prophecies he’s a in in Daniel says he’s a super communicator daniel 7:8 says he his super intelligence he is a super politician because remember I told you he gets the Islam and Judaism to be side by side without fighting he’s a super general he can organize all these armies but look what verse 7 says it says it was granted to him to make war with the Saints and overcome them and revelation 13:7 says an authority was given him over every tribe and tongue and nation Wow and what does he do well he makes everyone to take the mark remember that six-six-six mark that’s why it says there in that slide completely confusing times are coming because this super man is going to come and is going to deceive it says the whole world so the lesson from from God is if completely confusing times are coming by the way that’s the most repeated description of the tribulation when Jesus talked about this time he said deception deception deception deception from Satan’s signature the only one protection you see the slide I call it a signature of God the signature of God when his spirit seals us means that we’re forgiven that means our debts are erase were justified that means we have a whole new standing were elevated with Christ we had a new heart that’s what regeneration is were reconciled God becomes our friend see that’s the choice of the tribulation you want to befriend God or the worst man who ever lived the false Christ were adopted that means we have a new family we’re redeemed that means we’re owned by God that that deals with our life we’re not our own were bought at a price and were sanctified that changes our behavior now for some of you that aren’t in the Bible Institute’s every Bible Institute student that’s enrolled in this course the 300 them have an electronic copy of this book I Bonnie and I have donated that to all the Bible Institute’s where we teach around the world and they’re the ones that are watching this course but all of you that have joined us in YouTube you can see on a slide is called living hope for the end of days and it’s studying for one solid year it’s 365 daily devotionals it’s taking this course for a whole year five minutes a day so you can kind of digest it in this book as it says on the slide is a course for believers who want to say I want to tune up my view of world events do you ever get scared depressed or troubled by the news well God’s Word gives us and that’s the title living hope for the end of days and basically the message of this book is there are only healthy Christians and sick Christians there isn’t middle ground there aren’t kind of so so either you’re healthy or you’re sick now I want to tell you about David he lived in New England he was unemployed a pot smoking addicted gamer living in his mom’s basement totally afraid of people wasting away in depression and despair that’s when I met him he hit bottom started looking for the truth his godly mom prayed and said he should see got so he went to his computer and turned the game off for a while and started searching online and found these videos of revelation an earlier class I’d done three years ago he started watching these classes and God began working in his heart and he started going to church and there he was responding to the message he came to Christ in that church he got baptized in that church and now he’s at work he finally is employed and his mom is amazed you know what that means he has become signed by God he got saved God forgave justified regenerated reconciled adopted and redeemed him and he’s functioning like a healthy believer by the way what’s a healthy believer well I call these seven vital signs and just before we go let me just walk you through them number one a healthy believer is prompted by love what does that mean jesus said this he that has my Commandments and keeps them is the one that loves me the reason I obey the Lord is not because I’m afraid he’s gonna hit me but I’m prompted by love a healthy believer is secondly as you see on the next slide trained by grace Titus 2:11 says the grace of God that saves us teaches us to deny ungodliness number three a healthy believer makes choices every day do you remember a few days ago we studied this that you put off the old man be renewed in the spirit of your mind and put on the new creation you are those are daily choices the Christian life isn’t like push the button for autopilot and boom no it’s a struggle Paul called it a race of endurance he said it’s like wrestling he said it’s like combat we make daily choices we start making a sacred vow have you ever made the sacred vow of psalm 101:3 have a whole section on how to get that life of you know what that verse says I have made a covenant with my eyes that will not look on evil have you decided that you’re not gonna look on evil on your digital device it doesn’t mean evil won’t be on it it means you don’t go looking for it and if it shows up you turn away from evil that’s a sacred vow number five what do you do with all the stuff like our gamer David kind of exposed himself to in the basement all those years well God wants to purge the old files how much more shall the blood of Christ who through the Eternal Spirit offered himself that’s about to God purge your minds let God purge the bad files the pictures the memories the hurts the things that defeat us he can purge those away number six reclaim boldness remember the righteous are as bold as a lion you know Hebrews 10:22 says let us draw near to God in full assurance of faith having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed knowing that we’re his finally what all of us have probably learned over the years we need to renew our consecration what is this Romans 12 present yourselves a living sacrifice to God my question is has God signed your life have you been born again are you forgiven and justified and regenerated and become God’s friend adopted into his family he redeemed you and now he wants to sanctify you do you know what that means it means God wants us to be healthy believers prompted by his love taught by His grace making daily choices with sacred vows letting him purge us from all those things that defeat us reclaiming holy boldness and every day renewing our consecration to God let’s just do that right now as we pray father in heaven I thank you that I can stand here doing what I just have had a habit of doing every morning when I wake up as I did at 5:15 this morning put my feet onto the floor I said Lord you’re giving me another day I want to renew that this body is sacrificed to you as a living sacrifice I want to live holy and acceptable to you and no longer be conformed to this world but I want you to transform my mind I pray that’s what every student would do so that we can all be living in Hope awaiting your return till you come or call in the name of Jesus as we pray and all God’s people said amen [Music]
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We are now living in the absolute End Times as per biblical prophecy.
Our Lord Jesus Christ – King of Kings. 2nd Coming and return is IMMENINT!.
Please do not waist another a minute.
No matter what religion you serve, there is only one God.
If, you want to be assured that you will not have to endure the perilous times that will befall you.
Irrespective, of what sins you may have committed at any time of your life. If you humble yourself and ask for God’s forgiveness. He will forgive you and wash them all away and welcome you as his beloved son or daughter with open arms.
If you are not a child of Father God or have not asked Jesus Christ to come into your life yet?
I implore you to do this without delay.
Read this prayer of Salvation and ask God to forgive you now and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and you will be assured of eternal life.