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The association with something rising out of the sea is an easy one for the Jew. Revelation 13:1

Revelation chapter twelve ends with the dragon/Satan doing what looks like a retreat. Revelation 12:17 ESV Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea. Don't ever think the enemy is retreating or asking for a peace treaty. If he pauses, it is only to change strategy or reload his weapons. The Good News bible did an interesting thing, they included an excerpt of Revelation 12:18 I assume for clarity but it works. Rev 13:1 (12:18) (And the dragon stood on the seashore.) Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads; on each of its horns there was a crown, and on each of its heads there was a name that was insulting to God. You will come to realize that the Holy Spirit does nothing by random whim. Every word and how they are placed is intentional. Therefore, it is up to us to learn the int…

A discussion about the marriage supper of the Lamb.

The morning bible study started out with a discussion about the marriage supper of the Lamb. Revelation 19:7-8 NASB "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready." (8) It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. The general opinion is that this wedding supper is a feast, much like what Isaiah describes, and that the church will be the guests at the supper. Where do we get these crazy ideas? What if I told you that I have never had clarity on this subject. Seeing as the leaders took us to Revelation 19 to attempt to sell their point, it was easy to grasp what the marriage supper of the lamb consisted of out of Revelation 19 and the perceived context. Considering that, in effect, we have two leaders (one seems to be the watchdog over the other) anything can happen, and it did. One of the men, a man deemed knowle…

He hasn't much time, and he knows it.

Isaiah, prophesying about an entity and calling it "the king of Tyre", also a real person, puts the king of Tyre in the garden of Eden, addresses him the anointed cherub and speaks of how perfect he was. Common sense would tell you that this had nothing to do with the literal king because he was never in the garden, nor was he a cherub. It might be speaking of a fallen angel, now referred to as a demon, but the most logical chance is that this is speaking of Satan/Lucifer. Because we assume that the garden incident - you know, the one which brought about the corruption of every human being, happened so quickly, we must assume that Satan's transition and mutiny happened a short time before the fall of man. We can also assume that after man's banishment from “the garden” Satan made a concerted effort to kill anything that looked like it might carry the seed that would bring the Messiah. This, in a nutshell, is the mystery. Perhaps this explains what almost sounds like…