Satan’s Wrath, God’s Wrath And The Coming Beast

Satan’s Wrath, God’s Wrath And The Coming Beast

Who or What is The Beast of Revelation?

Looking Behind the Curtain

Satan’s wrath sits heavily upon humanity because he is the destroyer and he knows his time is short.

America is just beginning to bear the brunt and I’m not confident it will ever get better. Satan’s wrath is steeped in hatred against God and God’s children and especially Israel.

God’s wrathby contrast, is the ultimate expression of His absolute love for mankind.

To prepare for class this Tuesday, I want to look at the identity of this ferocious BEAST and discover some of the meaning behind it’s heavy portrait symbolism.

I hope it will spark your interest to study it more as it’s one of the largest topics in the book of Revelation.

When John first saw this imposing caricature, it must have been a stunner!

What Is the Seven-Headed Leopard Beast of Revelation 13?

The beast with seven heads and 10 horns introduced in Revelation 13 represents Satan’s eighth and final empire: The Turkey-led Ottoman Caliphate.

11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven.

Let’s take a closer look at a few of his key features to get a better understanding of the nature of the beast.

* It has authority, power, and a throne, which point to its being a political entity – 13:2.

* God points out its blasphemy 3 times in 8 verses indicating it’s deeply connected to a religious system in addition to being a political entity – 13:1,5-6

* It combines features of the beasts described in Daniel 7:2-8 showing that it’s a future empire in Satan’s line of anti-Semitic empires (Da. 7:17).

* It ascends “out of the sea” (13:1), which is symbolic of the turbulent masses of Gentile nations – Rev. 17:15

“Seven Heads and Ten Horns”
The key to understanding the “seven heads” of the beast is given in Revelation 17 which says the seven heads are symbolic of “seven kings,” or empires (Rev. 17:9,10).

So the seven heads of the beast of Revelation 13:1 represent Satan’s seven former empires designed to oppress the chosen people and dominate the land of Israel.

The seven heads represent Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and the Ottoman Empire. One of these former empires will return as the eighth empire.

The ten horns of Revelation 13:1 are also explained in Revelation 17 in verse 12,

12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings… they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 

Here we see that the ten horns are symbolic of ten kings that form themselves into an empire (beast) having one mind. This is precisely what occurs in the formation of a Caliphate.

Ten Muslim nations willingly surrender their sovereignty as independent kings to form something better and bigger than themselves aka the Islamic Caliphate.

After this empire is formed and established, Antichrist mysteriously appears as the 11th king and wrestles control of the Caliphate to be appointed its ruler or “Caliph” – Dan. 7:24-25.

From all this, we conclude that the seven headed, ten horned beast of Revelation 13 is a symbolic picture, from the imagination of God Himself, representing the coming eighth empire, the last of Satan’s mighty empires to destroy Israel.

The Turkey led Islamic Empire is resurrecting and coming back to life today! Out of the midst of the Middle East chaos the beast will suddenly appear, and the world will never be the same.

God Lets Satan Back In The Garden

God Lets Satan Back In The Garden

God is all powerful. Yet He allows Satan to carry out his deceitful and destructive activities—within certain limits—for a purpose.
At the end of the Millennial Kingdom, Satan is set free!

After 1000 years in solitary confinement the Lord will let Satan, the “snake” of Genesis 3, back in the garden (so to speak) to offer the human race independence from God in order to reveal their hearts.

We learn from the book of Job that Satan plays an important role in God’s plans for mankind. Nothing makes that clearer then the devil’s release from prison at the end of the Millennial Kingdom. The purpose of his release is to “deceive the nations” (Rev. 20:8) one final time.

We will discuss suggestions as to how he accomplishes this in our upcoming class.

During the Kingdom Age, earth is filled with righteousness and there is great prosperity. There have been several generations over the 1000 years. The curse is lifted and man’s lifespan is quite long. There is love, righteousness, joy, and peace. There are no demons harassing anybody.

There is no pornography, there is no abortion, there is no perversion. There is nothing like that in the earth. Then Satan is let back into the garden so to speak. What happens is revealing! Millions of unsaved people born during the Millennial Kingdom choose to follow Satan just like Adam and Eve followed the snake.

There are some important reasons why this happens.

One reason is Satan has not been rehabilitated. You would think after 1000 years in prison he would get humble. He is not. He is more angry than ever.

Another reason is that the demons also become more angry, not more humble. They are not rehabilitated. When given the opportunity, they attack again.

God allows this scenario to be played out to reveal the wickedness of man’s heart and to leave man without excuse (Rom. 1:20). There are people who are saying, “If I only had better circumstances, I would not have sinned like Adam did.” The Lord says, Watch this. I am going to show you. I am going to make the glorious environment of Eden across the whole earth one final time to give man a fresh opportunity.

Then I will let the snake back in the garden like I did with Adam. What happens? Multitudes will choose the snake like great-grandpa Adam did because man loves sin.

Even though Christ dwells on earth in all His millennial glory and man sees the glories of redemption, the majority of mankind, at the end of the Millennium, still choose sin instead of the Savior.

This is the final lesson God wants to leave with mankind for all eternity. Given the best opportunity and perfect environment to surrender to Jesus Christ, man chose the wages of sin.

The Seed of Hatred

The Seed of Hatred

Why the Curse of Genesis 3:15 Is Central to Understanding Bible Prophecy

PROTO-EVANGELIUM = “THE FIRST GOSPEL

”This single verse is considered the Bible in a nutshell and is called the“Proto-evangelium,” which means “First Gospel.” Not only is it the first mention of the gospel, but it is also the first prophecy in the Bible. Here are some comments to help clarify its meaning:I (God) will cause enmity (bitter hostility) between you (Satan)and the woman (The line of believers through Christ),and between your offspring (unbelievers)and her offspring (believers). He (Christ) will strike your head (Satan)(Satan was defeated at the cross),and you (Satan) will strike his heel (Christ) (Christ would be nailed to the cross).

Genesis 3:15 is addressed to Satan after he deceived Eve. God is cursing him, and in doing so provides a basic framework for understanding the scriptures from that point forward.

How we understand Genesis 3:15 affects how we understand the rest of the Bible, human history and prophecy. God pronounced enmity between the seed of Satan and the seed of the woman. The woman’s seed is a reference to the Lord Jesus Christ and all those who would believe in Him.

Simply put, believers are distasteful to unbelievers because there is built-in resentment. This is why the Apostle Paul could write, “everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 2:12).

What is important to note is that the enmity between the seeds does not merely arise in our world, it is appointed by God himself. The animosity we experience from unbelievers is sin, but it is also divinely ordained hatred.
 
The results of this enmity, after the fall, shows up almost immediately as Cain murders Abel. We are told he did so because Cain belonged to Satan (1 Jn. 3:12). He was in the line of Satan’s seed.

The seed of Satan becomes a seed of hatred which is detailed throughout scripture.

The Family line of Cain-Ishmael-Edom-Pharaoh-Amalek-Haman-Herod-Mohammad and Antichrist are all part of the seed of Satan and a fulfillment of Genesis 3:15.

To drive this home, the Apostle John uses the language of Genesis 3:15 to discuss warfare between Satan and Israel all through Revelation 12.The dragon (Satan) wages war on the woman (Israel) in the Tribulation, demonstrating the enmity, “and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus” (Rev. 12:17). Today, Islam is making a resurgence with its Antichrist spirit and is leading the world’s hatred against Israel as God’s prophetic clock winds toward Armageddon.The Palestinian cause is being used by Satan to incite hatred against Israel. And the hatred will boil over soon.There is simply no political solution to the enmity between the seeds, “when they say peace and security, then sudden destruction comes and they will not escape” (1 Thess. 5:3).

The seed of hatred means there can be no lasting political peace in the Middle East until the Prince of Peace comes. Antichrist will do his best to bring peace (Dan. 8:25), but his 7-year agreement only lasts three and a half years (Dan. 9:26) and gives way to Israel’s worst holocaust.
 

The Curse Lifted in the Millennium

The only way to change the seed curse in our world is for God Himself to reverse it and lift the curse by His sovereign decree. That is exactly what Jesus will do at the start of the Millennial Kingdom. Throughout the 1000 year reign, the curse of Genesis 3:15 will be removed (Isa. 11:6-9). 
When Jesus returns, He will strip Satan of his authority and secure his defeat (Rev. 20:1-3). In the process, the seed curse and seed of hatred will be lifted. Then, as the Lord promised, Israel will be loved and revered by the nations as the Prince of Peace sits on the Throne of David and reigns from Jerusalem for 1000 years!
Satan’s Seven Empires

Satan’s Seven Empires

They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a while.

Revelation 17:10

The above scripture indicates that Satan plans to take down Israel by raising up seven pagan empires to do his evil work. Since the time Egypt held Israel captive up until the Second Coming, there will be anunbroken chain of Anti-Semitic empires to do Satan’s bidding. The book of Daniel mentions four of these empires – Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Islam. 

Seven Dragon Heads
We don’t learn that there are seven empires until we first read about them in Revelation 12 where the seven empires are depicted as the seven dragon heads of Satan. Satan is symbolically portrayed in Revelation 12 as a great red dragon. From Revelation, we have to backtrack to identify who each of the empires are.

Seven Dragon Heads portray Satan’s Seven Empires
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon (Satan), having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.Revelation 12:3

Hatred For Israel

The imagery of Revelation 12 shows Satan as the architect of these diabolical empires and the power behind them. The one unifying factor of all seven empires is their opposition to Israel. They are unrelenting in their quest to assault and destroy the chosen people.

Each time they try, God intervenes and supernaturally snatches them from the mouth of the dragon! Combined together, these empires have fought to destroy Israel for 4000 years. They have relentlessly sought to capture and control the promised land, the holy city Jerusalem and Israel’s holy temple.

8th Empire Rising

The coming empire will be no different as they seek the blood of the saints and Israel during the 7-year Tribulation. As predicted in Daniel and Revelation, Islam is rising up again today. Throughout most major cities and countries, around the globe, Islam is making its presence known.

The force of Satan’s power is blowing Islam’s sails to the forefront in our generation as he reconstructs his final empire. At least six times, the future empire is referred to as one that previously existed (Rev. 13:3, 12, 14). It is also referred to as the beast (Rev. 13:1-8), the 8th empire (Rev. 17:11) the empire of Antichrist and the beast coming up from the abyss (Rev. 11:7; 17:8).

Turkey’s “Head-Wound” is Healing – 2023

Today, the Islamic Caliphate’s head wound is healing as Turkey, the former head of the Ottoman Empire, Islam’s last Caliphate, makes it’s comeback for the first time since being beheaded and dismantled by the Western Allies in WWI.

Under the influence of Turkey’s dominant President, Recep Tayyip Erdgan, the country has its sights set on 2023! The leaders of Turkey’s Islamic revolution would like to see a full Islamic recovery by 2023 to mark the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the break-up of the Ottoman empire. When there recovery is complete, the world will never recover!   The 2023 benchmark may be what’s being described here in Revelation 13,

The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?