Revelation 13:7

Revelation 13:7 – It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.

In the last section, we saw that the beast will blaspheme against God, his name, his tabernacle, and those who dwell in Heaven. Satan knows his time is short after he is cast out of Heaven, so he will wreak as much havoc as possible on the earth through the beast in the time he has left. In his wrath, Satan gives the beast words of blasphemy against those he cannot touch in Heaven and he will make war with the saints on Earth. We saw in Revelation 12:14 that the dragon first tries to destroy the Jewish remnant after he is cast out of Heaven, but God provides a place of refuge for them in the wilderness away from the dragon, so the dragon goes after the woman’s offspring who are the Gentile saints that become believers in the Tribulation:

Revelation 12:17 – And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 14:12 – Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

The dragon will make war with the saints through the beast during his 42-month reign, which is a “time, times and half a time,” as discussed in the last section:

Daniel 7:19-21, 25 – “Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet; and the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows. “I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them… He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time.”

“Make war with the saints”: The Antichrist will be allowed to massacre those who are God’s children (compare 6:9-11; 11:7; 12:17; 17:6; Dan. 7:23-25; 8:25; 9:27; 11:38; 12:10; Matt. 24:16-22; see note on Rev. 17:6).

The Power of the Beast: “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them.” Today the world is prepared for a one world governmental philosophy. That philosophy, propagated by Satan and advocated by the intellectual, godless, atheistic leaders of world governments today, is rapidly spreading across the earth.

The wrath begins immediately after the rapture of the church. I have mentioned before and will state again, here, that the word “rapture” is not found in the Bible. It is just a short way of saying the catching away, or snatching away, of the believers into heaven.

The beast overcomes or prevails against the saints, which means that the beast is able to kill most of the saints on Earth. But the saints are the true overcomers spiritually, even though they will lose their lives. As discussed in Revelation 2, all those who believe Jesus is the Son of God will overcome the world:

1 John 5:4-5 – For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

In other words, Satan may win the battle by killing most of the saints on Earth, but the Lord already won the war at the cross and will defeat Satan in the end. Every “tribe, tongue, and nation” will pay homage to the beast or they will die like the saints who refuse to worship the beast (Revelation 13:15). We see a similar division of people groups in the following passage:

Revelation 5:8-10 – Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.”

The saints in Heaven, represented by the elders and living creatures come from “every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” The divisions of family, language, race, and country, show that the Lord’s redemption price is for all humans. Note that the groups given over to the beast include every tribe, tongue, and nation, but not “people,” because God protects a small remnant of people – the Jews – from the beast:

Revelation 13:7 – It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.

In other words, the beast has authority to rule over all people groups and nations, except the Jewish remnant in the wilderness. Other than this one exception, the beast will have total global domination and seek to destroy all those who resist his authority:

Daniel 7:23 – “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, trample it and break it in pieces.'”

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