The Beast from the Sea
"Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 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. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
If anyone has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints."
Pastor Danny Forshee. Great Hills Baptist Church. March 22, 2015:
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2 Thessalonians 2:8
- The Ancestry of the beast (vv. 1-3)
2 Thessalonians 2:4
- The Adoration of the beast (vv. 3-4)
- The Activities of the beast (vv. 5-8)
- The Admonition of God (vv. 9-10)
- "The Devil is still God's devil."
- Martin Luther
- Who is the Lamb?!?
- "This is a sermon I'll be glad I've preached...after I've preached it."
- "No he has not come and no he is not our current president."
- At one time, people thought JFK was the antichrist; which should give us perspective when leveling that charge against any particular American politician.
- I don't fear evil, but I do respect it.
- Just like the Holy Trinity, there's an unholy 'trinity.'
- Whatever God means for good, satan tries to create a counterfeit for evil.
- People hate Jesus because He's the real one.
- "If you don't know Jesus, you're gonna worship the beast and you're gonna go to hell."
- Remember the Lamb, because there's a victory coming.
- It's going to get worse before it gets a whole lot better.