Beasts

{BEASTLY OPPOSITION}

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{OLD STORY}
  1. Babel Rises - -(In the Bible, Babylon is both a historical kingdom and a symbol for the recurring rise of the World Empire) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Revolt - (The conspiracy by the earth’s kings to unseat God’s Son is applied by the New Testament to the plot to destroy Jesus) - {PDF Copy}

{THE ABYSS}
  1. The Beast is Rising - (To identify the Antichrist, we must depend on what the relevant scriptures say about him, his methods, and his agendas) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Abyss - (The Abyss is the source of satanic attacks against the saints even though it remains under the authority of the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Beast from the Abyss - (The first appearance of the “beast” was at its ascent from the “Abyss,” when it arrived to make “war” on the “two witnesses – Revelation 11:7) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Forty-Two Months - (In Revelation, both the “forty-two months” and “1,260-days” refer to the same “short” period when the saints are persecuted) - {PDF Copy}

{BEAST FROM THE SEA}
  1. Satan's Short Season - (The Devil will be granted a final short season to persecute the saints before the end of the age) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Time, Times, Half-a-Time - (The war against the saints will endure only for the allotted time – a time, times, and part of a time) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Beast from the Sea - (The Dragon began his war on the “seed of the woman” by summoning his “seed,” the beast from the sea – Revelation 13:1-5) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Ancient Beast - (The “beast from the sea” is the latest incarnation of an ancient entity that has been stalking the “seed of the woman” since the fall of Adam) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Mouth Speaking Great Things - (The mouth speaking great things in Daniel appears in Revelation in the description of the Beast from the sea and its war against the saints) - {PDF Copy}
  6. War Against the Saints - (The Beast is authorized to wage war against believers on behalf of the Dragon – Revelation 13:6-10) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Extent of the Beast's Reign - (In Revelation, “all” means “all.” All rulers and nations that refuse to follow the “Lamb” will render homage to the “Beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Inhabitants of the Earth - (The “inhabitants of the earth” represent the men  that are excluded from the “book of life” by their own decisions) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Persecuting Beast - (The Dragon and his servants wage war against the saints of the Lamb, the Church, and not against nations or ethnic groups) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Dragon's War - (In the book of Revelation, Satan attacks the Lamb by persecuting his followers, those who have the testimony of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Counterfeit Christs - (Since its founding, Satan has been sending hordes of deceivers and false prophets to destroy the church from within) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Deceivers and False Prophets - (Jesus warns us of coming false prophets, deceivers who will mislead many and disseminate false information about the future) - {PDF Copy}

{BEAST FROM THE EARTH}
  1. The Beast from the Earth - (The beast from the earth mimics the Lamb. It is the mouthpiece of the Dragon and propagandist for the first beast) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Beastly Economics - (The False Prophet employs the economical means to coerce men and women to render homage to the “beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Counterfeit Religion - (The “beast from the earth” mimics the Lamb by presenting a counterfeit of the true faith – Revelation 13:11-18) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Rendering Homage - (The false prophet uses every means necessary to coax or coerce men to render homage to the beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}

{THE MARK}
  1. Mark of the Beast - (All men and women must either follow the “Lamb” or render homage to the “Beast” and take its “mark) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Embracing the Mark - (The “inhabitants of the earth” willingly venerate the Beast and receive its mark, although Christians are not immune to its allure) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Mark or Seal - (In the book, all means ALL. All those who refuse to follow the Lamb will follow the Beast) - {PDF Copy}

Ebey's beach, Oct 2021
Ebey's Landing overlook