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{BEASTLY OPPOSITION}

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{OLD STORY}
  1. Babel Rises Again - -(In the Bible, Babylon is both a historical kingdom and a symbol of 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 – Psalm 2:1-6) - {PDF Copy}
  3. A Single Beast - (In Daniel and Revelation, the “Beast” is a single entity that has existed since the dawn of human history) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Four Beasts or One? - (The single Beast from the sea in Revelation is related to but distinct from the four beasts that Daniel saw rising from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Servant or Caesar? - (Satan offered Jesus unlimited political power to achieve his messianic mission if only he acknowledged the Devil as his overlord) - {PDF Copy}

{THE ABYSS}
  1. The Beast is Rising! - (To identify the Antichrist, we must understand what the relevant scriptures say about him, his methods, and his agenda) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Abyss - (The Abyss is the source of satanic attacks against the church even though it remains under the authority of the Lamb – Revelation 11:7) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Beast from the Abyss - (The Beast first appears as he ascends from the Abyss to destroy the Two Witnesses, but only after they complete their testimony – Revelation 11:7) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Forty-Two Months - (The forty-two months and 1,260 days both refer to the same prophetic period when the saints are persecuted) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Two Witnesses Testify - (The Two Witnesses must complete their testimony before the Beast is unleashed from the Abyss - Revelation 11:3-6) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Slaying the Two Witnesses - (Persecuted by the impenitent inhabitants of the earth, the Two Witnesses lie dead on the main street of the Great City) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Gog and Magog - Identity - (Revelation identifies Gog and Magog as the nations from the four corners of the Earth that attack the saints) - {PDF Copy}

{BEAST FROM THE SEA}
  1. Son and Dragon - (Next, war breaks out in Heaven and the Dragon is poised to destroy the messianic Son as soon as he is born – Revelation 12:1-6) - {PDF Copy}
  2. 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}
  3. 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}
  4. 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}
  5. The Ancient Conspiracy - (The Beast from the Sea is the latest incarnation of the ancient creature, the Dragon, that has stalked the seed of the woman since the sin of Adam) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Slanderous Mouth - (The Mouth speaking great things in Daniel appears in Revelation in the description of the Beast from the Sea that persecutes the saints) - {PDF Copy}
  7. War Against the Saints - (The Beast from the sea is authorized to wage war on the SAINTS for its overlord, the Ancient Serpent, the Dragon – Revelation 13:6-10) - {PDF Copy}
  8. 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}
  9. The Inhabitants of the Earth - (The inhabitants of the earth represent the men and women who are omitted from the Book of Life because they submit to the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Persecuting Beast - (The Dragon and his earthly vassals wage war against the saints, the followers of the Lamb, and not against other nation-states) - {PDF Copy}
  11. 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}
  12. Counterfeit Christs - (Since its founding, Satan has been sending hordes of deceivers and false prophets to destroy the church from within) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Deceivers and Catastrophes - (Jesus warned of coming deceivers who mislead many believers and disseminate false information about his coming) - {PDF Copy}
  14. The Beast at War - (In Revelation, the language of war is used metaphorically to describe the persecution of believers by the Beast from the Sea) - {PDF Copy}
  15. The Beast's Number - (The Number of the Beast, 666, is based on the dimensions of the great image erected by Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon) - {PDF Copy}
  16. 666 - Issues - (When we compromise with the values and ideologies of the existing world order, we begin to take the Mark of the Beast - Revelation 13:16-17) - {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, the False Prophet, mimics the Lamb and presents a counterfeit of the true faith of Jesus and his apostles) - {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}
  5. Beasts and Liars - (The presence of false teachers in the church demonstrates that we are in the last days, and the last hour is almost upon us) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Faithfulness in Testimony - (The Assembly in Smyrna has persevered faithfully in its testimony and faith even if doing so means impoverishment and death - Revelation 2:8-11) - {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. Welcoming the Beast - (The inhabitants of the earth willingly venerate the Beast and take its mark, although believers are not immune from its allurements) - {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}

{THE ANTICHRIST}
  1. The Final Antichrist - (The Spirit of the Antichrist is raising up deceivers in the Church, but a final Antichrist will appear at the end of the age) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Spirit of Antichrist - (The Antichrist Spirit works to destroy the church from within, especially through deception propagated by deceivers and false teachers – 1 John 2:18-22) - {PDF Copy}

Mount - Photo by Ian Cylkowski on Unsplash
[Photo by Ian Cylkowski on Unsplash]

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