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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The TTUF STUDY on The REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST – Chapter THIRTEEN: Part TWO of TWO


 ~ by James Fire

Introduction: It’s been said that “It’s all about grace” and while I understand the sentiment behind that statement, it is somewhat myopic, it doesn’t express the entirety of GOD’s revelation to mankind; and then again, there are those who are focused on the truth of GOD, sometimes even at the expense of the grace of GOD, but both grace and truth come by Jesus Christ (JOHN 1:17). Still, the Person of Christ is more than even these: His justice, His mercies, His role as Creator, LORD, Judge, Messiah King, and Kinsman Goel; His Righteousness, the imputation of that righteousness  and so much more.

Essentially, “It’s all about Jesus Christ!

Hence, the special blessing that’s promised to those who read this book in particular: The REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST! There are those that dismiss the book of Revelation because it speaks so much about the devil; while it does document the events and acts of the devil in his last days before his judgment and final consignment to the eternal lake of fire, the central focus of this book is in fact the events and acts of the LORD of Glory in the last days of final judgment of mankind. He shall certainly judge those who challenge is rightful reign as KING of Kings, LORD of Lords as well as Creator and Judge, those who pledge allegiance to the dragon, and the anti-Christ.
REVELATION 13:10
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

We saints have been persecuted by the world ever since Abel was slain by Cain. In truth, Satan’s domain of the kingdom of lies dealt a serious blow to our Parents when he lured them away from fellowship with the LORD and into the religion of self-worship. In their lust, sin and rebellion they desired to become as gods themselves by partaking of the forbidden fruit.
Throughout the ages, we children of grace and truth have been hated by the world for the light that shines from our hearts, for this light exposes the evil that dwells within and among this fallen race. We await the final judgment of this Rebel Planet, this Gray World (from which we have escaped via the bold, clear, eternal truth of GOD’s Word) with patience; for the LORD has promised perfect equity – captivity to those who brought His children into captivity; those slain by the sword will witness their persecutors slain with the sword of His mouth (REV 19:21).

There is no such thing as ‘eternal injustice’. We must wait patiently and in faith, that the justice of GOD will prevail even as we stand in the darkest of nights that is yet to come – but is coming soon.

MATTHEW 5:9-12
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you
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As we face increasingly difficult times here in America that will inevitably lead to a manifest and open persecution of the church, let’s remember to keep the ‘long view’ of eternity, so that our hearts are not fixed on the here and now, what with all the sorrows and suffering, but on those eternal shores where there will be peace and rest, no longer any form of evil, sin and rebellion!

REVELATION 13:11-13
11 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. 12 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. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men
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Notice here that this second beast comes out of the earth, just as the first came out of the seas. As expressed before, the seas often represent the rebellious Gentile nations (ISAIAH 57:20-21). Thus, many presume that the first beast, this anti-Christ, the son of perdition will be a Gentile; yet what of this second beast that rises up out of the earth? The earth, and often the “land” often refers to the land of Israel (GEN 28:15), and so, there is the belief that this second beast, readily identified as ‘the false prophet’ may well be Jewish.

Jewish sentiment on the view of the Messiah is that he will be identified as one who will bring about freedom of worship and providing them with a Temple to worship in. That he is either Jewish or Gentile, in their minds is not of the utmost importance or consequence.

Further, in order to rectify the seeming contradictions of the Torah’s view of the Messiah, where in one set of Scriptures he is portrayed as a conqueror king and in another, a suffering servant – there then must be two Messiahs! The Meschiach ben Joseph (the suffering servant) and the Meschiach ben David (the conquering king).

Hence, with these two in view, it’s all the more alarming to us, who are familiar with last days prophecies, as we witness these two beasts in Scripture.
He appears as a lamb, but his speech is like that of a dragon, as in the dragon seen in this and other passages. This isn’t a sheep in wolves clothing – this is a pseudo-Lamb with the voice of The Dragon which can be subtle, devious, overwhelming, seductive and intimidating!

The same ability to deceive, to cause to wander from truth, to flatter and entice, to provoke to pride is present it seems, with this second beast as with the dragon (i.e., the serpent). The deception spoken of in MATTHEW 24 is brought to the fore not only with enticing words (COL 2:4; 1 COR 2:4), but with astoundingly convincing signs and wonders!

From The TRUTH Under FIRE, the series on CONSPIRACY101 – Part 1 we have the following quote:

DID JESUS BELIEVE IN THE REALITY OF CONSPIRACIES?

When Jesus Christ’s disciples asked Him about the end of the world, our LORD outlined a global profile of what life would be like on this planet in the last days; He warned His disciples not once, twice, or three but four times in Matthew chapter 24 to not let anyone “deceive” them.
That word “deceive” in the Greek is “planao” and it means, “to roam (from safety, truth, virtue): deceive (24x), err (6x), go astray (5x), seduce (2x), wander (1x), be out of the way (1x).” Frequently this word is used in an active sense – “deceiving by leading into error, to seduce” which is how ‘planao’ is used in the references found in MATTHEW 24.
Such methods of deception are surely integral and necessary for any conspiracy to be accomplished. Due to the fact that any conspiracy, if successful, is hidden away and undetected makes it difficult (but not impossible) to uncover.
As one who has studied these ‘conspiracy theories’ for more than fifteen years (as of September of 2009), I believe such notions are entirely credible and feasible. I don’t happen to like the term ‘conspiracy theory’ as it intimates that such ideas are perpetually theoretical in nature and cannot be verified and thus proven; I therefore consider myself a ‘conspiracy realist’. If these things do exist, then with enough research and verification (and as Christians, fervent prayer for Divine guidance to the Truth), we’re capable of migrating from a theory to a fact.
2 THESS 2:7-11
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should
believe a [“the”] lie
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The only thing that’s keeping the full power of this grand deception at bay is the Holy Spirit; it was the Spirit of GOD that strove with man when Satan wanted his one world order at the Tower of Babel (GEN 6:3). There, GOD decided to confuse their tongues, thus fragmenting the would be world order on Earth under Satan and creating the nations at the same time (GEN 10; 11:1,7-9).

Today, as the history of man’s autonomy is coming to an end, and the Beast is about to be revealed, he is accompanied with all the power of Satan and signs and lying wonders which will be embraced by the world that wouldn’t receive the love of the truth, GOD will send strong delusion that they should believe ‘the’ lie (definitive article in the Greek). This is a specific lie, not some general deception. That specific lie, I believe is found in vs. 4 of 2 THESS 2.

2 THESSALONIANS 2:4
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God
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Christ Himself warned of this time of powerful deception:

MATTHEW 24:23-25
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before
(See also: 2 TIM 3:7-9; EXOD 7:10-12).

These miraculous, astounding signs and wonders will fool everyone except for GOD’s very elect (I believe this is represented in the remnant of believing Jewish saints who come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ) who will come to understand the origin of these signs once the Beast tips his hand and demands worship of the Jews:

REVELATION 13:14-15
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed
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It's interesting to note that the False Prophet seems to perform miracles only when in the presence of the Beast. This same False Prophet directs the people of the world to create an image to the Beast, this being a likeness of some sort, and then demands that people worship this image. I don’t believe this will be a mere statue, because it says that the False Prophet will be able “to give life to the image” – going out on a limb here but, may I offer a hypothesis that seems straight out of a sci-fi horror flick:

With the advancements in artificial intelligence and life-like androids, what if an interface could be created between a sustainable human brain (perhaps even the brain of a nephilim [a human/fallen angel hybrid as first seen in GEN 6?) and an advanced micro-computer that has a powerful AI capacity? And further, what if, as a biological organ that the human mind interacts with in any human being, this ‘bionic brain’ could be indwelt by a ‘mind’, but not of human origin? That is, a demonic spirit?

Because of the fact that in vs. 15 the word for “life” is pneuma – or spirit, be it human or angelic. If this android, which with today’s tech can mimic human expressions, life like facial features and motion (such as Sophia who was interviewed by life coach Tony Robbins, check it out here) had a human brain indwelt by a demonic spirit, this image would certainly be quite impressive – and bearing the likeness of the One World Leader, and this astounding ability to torch anyone who refused to do so, it’s understandable how fallen, depraved and deceived mankind would worship it!

The entire scene harks back to the ancient days of Babylon and king Nebuchadnezzer who denied GOD’s prophecy through Daniel that his empire would be replaced by another, and in refutation of it, built a statue of solid gold (66 cubits tall and 6 cubits wide – sound familiar?). He then demanded all to worship this image and those who refused would be burned up in a furnace (DAN 3)!

Those who are commanded to worship this image of the Beast and refuse will likely not be miraculously delivered by GOD, so that they might obtain a better resurrection (HEB 11:35-28). But their faithfulness to GOD will no doubt be the equal of Daniel’s three friends, who boldly declared:

DANIEL 3:14-19
14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? 15 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. 19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated
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Watch this 1 hour presentation by Dr. Chuck Missler regarding:

 The Fiery Furnace – “Bow or Burn”




REVELATION 13:16-18
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six
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The False Prophet will direct everyone on the Earth, regardless of their socio-economic status to receive this mark “in” their right hand or “in” their forehead. It’s particularly interesting that there will be those who are “bond” as opposed to those who are “free” in this not-too-distant future. We might have thought such a thing unlikely in our modern age, but with the rising pandemic of human trafficking, particularly child trafficking, we understand that slavery is a reality in our world. This is to say nothing of Sharia law that permitted such things in a day when slave trading was quite lucrative.

What sort of slavery would we see during this time? Perhaps the economic status of many people would become so depleted, that they would offer themselves in servitude for food and a place to sleep. Thus global corporation CEO’s and Executives could well have servant’s quarters with dozens if not hundreds of people for free labor, whose jobs would be paid off with the meanest accommodations, barely sufficient food, and clothing. And even these would require “the mark”.

This mark would be placed “in” but in the Greek, the word used is epi, or “upon”; and this mark is a “stamp” of sorts, an “imprint” or a “brand”. There is much talk today about COVID 19 vaccinations, with certain of them utilizing fetal cells from aborted babies but containing other substances and elements nearly as objectionable, such as tracking information-retrievable tech. The idea that without such vaccination validation people will be excused from employment, denied Social Services and other benefits and, or necessities.  

“Digital ID is being defined and implemented today, and we recognize the importance of swift action to close the identity gap,” comments ID2020 Executive Director Dakota Gruener. “Now is the time for bold commitments to ensure that we respond both quickly and responsibly. We and our ID2020 Alliance partners, both present and future, are committed to rising to this challenge.”
“ID2020 also announced new partnerships and provided progress reports on initiatives launched last year. Since last year’s summit, the ID2020 Alliance has been joined by the City of Austin, UC Berkeley’s CITRIS Policy Lab and Care USA.
“The City of Austin, ID2020, and several other partners are working together with homeless people and the service providers who engage with them to develop a blockchain-enabled digital identity platform called MyPass to empower homeless people with their own identity data.”
This will be inevitably interwoven with what’s being called ‘The GREAT RESET’ – read about it here on Geri Ungurean’s website ABSOLUTE TRUTH and watch it here on J.D. Farag’s video: 

THE COMING RESET



For a few decades, prophecy buffs thought that the mark would be a biochip of some kind, these transponder devices about the size of a grain of rice that could receive and transmit information that would be designated for each individual on the planet.

Since then, other technologies have emerged that make the bio-chip look clunky. Such as the digital imprint, which would record all the necessary data on a 3-D ‘tatoo’ right on the surface of the skin; or the DNA transcription that could manipulate genetic material and use bio-coding to record all information within the individual’s own cells.

Whatever method that will be employed, no one will be able to conduct any kind of economic transfer without this mark. The mark is not “worship on ‘pagan’ Sunday”, for the Scripture stipulates in details not to be ignored that it will be a number, the specific number of a man, whose name is the numerical equivalent (presumably using the Greek alphabet, as this is an alphanumeric system, where letters are interchangeable with their numerical counterparts) adds up to 666.

This mark is required of everyone on the Earth – “he causes all . . .” that is, indiscriminately the rich and poor, the famous and the obscure, free and indentured – no one is exempt, other than those whose allegiance is to the LORD Jesus Christ, and not the Beast; they’ll not receive the mark, but they will be marked as martyrs and beheaded (REV 20:4).

This Beast is worshipped, and his mark is required for any to function in this globalized, universal economy; he is the leader of the ten kings, who themselves oversee the global empire or the ‘larger’ beast upon which rises “the little horn” – or Beast that is anti-Christ. Here we have the One World Religion, the One World Economy and the One World Government: the very stuff of which ‘conspiracies’ are made!

What I find intriguing is that there seems to be three options presented: the mark, or the name of the Beast, or the number of his name. That these three are interrelated somehow, means that the connection between them forms yet another ‘Satanic trinity’ of sorts.

This could easily correspond with the three Global Spheres: The mark connected to the Religious Sphere; the name of the Beast to the Governmental Sphere; and the number of the Beast with the Economic Sphere – just a conjecture, but one worthy of some consideration at least. The name of the Beast adding up to not one 6, or two, but three 6’s is still another ‘Satanic Triplet’. The number of man is 6 (Adam was created on the 6th Day) but here we see the glorification of this man, in association with the other man, the false prophet and the Red Dragon as well: 666.

Satan, being the great pretender that he is, can never come up with anything original: he appears to mimic what the LORD does with His own: for the LORD seals His Jewish servants upon their foreheads:

REVELATION 7:3
Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads
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As of June of 2020, we have seen some astounding things – COVID 19 that brought the world to a stand-still, not because of its lethality but because of illegal legislature by globalist interests that have brought economies to their knees, so that the world can undergo a ‘reset’ – today it’s masks that are mandatory if you want to enter the public domain to buy the necessities of life, next medicinal vaccines will be required to do so; soon – the mark of the beast!

Swarms of locusts continue to devour crops and vegetation across entire nations in Africa, the Middle East, and now South America and India

Earthquakes are becoming so common now that even some of the larger ones barely make front page news.

A ‘SAL’ or “Saharan Air Layer” is crossing the Atlantic in an unusually dense dust cloud that could potentially arrest precipitation and if this strikes an already dry Midwest USA, that could turn the bread basket of our nation into another dust bowl, not unlike the one thatstruck our nation back in the 1930’s

To wrap this up, we have the late Dr. Chuck Missler from Koinonia House talking about IDENTITY of The ANTICHRIST 





Next time, before we get into REVELATION 14, we want to reflect a bit more on Chapter 13 by way of the book of DANIEL.

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