Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 13:213:2. 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 dragongave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
The Antichrist is the combination of four beasts with the peculiarity as follows:
- He is like a leopard.
- His feet are like the feet of a bear.
- The mouth is like the mouth of a lion.
- The dragon gives him his power, throne, and great authority.
Ad. 4. The dragon gives him his power, throne, and great authority
The dragon gives the power. The peculiarity is the great power for enlace the target and destroy the bones.
The dragon aims at the bones, namely the framework or structure of the body of human as well as the temple. The Tabernacle also has the framework or structure.
Exodus 25:1-325:1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
25:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering.
25:3 "And this is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver, and bronze;
The framework of the Tabernacle or the house of the Lord is made of gold, silver, and brass
- The gold refers to the holiness of Holy Spirit.
The Tabernacle is built of the acacia wood. It refers to the fleshly men who are sinful (the acacia wood is black). Thus, the black sinful men must be overlaid with gold to be able to live in holiness.
- The silver refers to the redemption or deliverance by the blood of Jesus.
What things of which we must be redeemed?
5:9And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribeand tongueand peopleand nation,
We are redeemed by the blood of Jesus out of every nation, tribe, people, and tongue or language, until we can say righteously or honestly. We say "yes" if "yes" and "no" if "no".
10:20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;
- The brass refers to the judgment over the flesh with all of its lusts, desires, and characteristics, so we can be obedient until the flesh does not speak anymore like Jesus who is obedient until He dies on the cross.
28:3 "And your heavens which are over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you shall be iron.
2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
Jesus is faithful until He dies on the cross.
2 Timothy 2:13
2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
Thus, the framework of the Tabernacle or the house of the Lord or the gold, silver, and brass refers to the holy, honest, faithful, and obedient life
. It also means being strong and of good courage.Joshua 1:6
1:6 "Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
Joshua was strong and of good courage, so he was used in last steps of the revival of the Israelites to Canaan. It refers to the revival of the edification of the perfect body of Christ or the one of Holy Spirit at the latter rain. Matthew 7:24-257:24 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
7:25 "and the raindescended, the floodscame, and the windsblew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
The body of Christ is built on the stone.
- The chief cornerstone refers to the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.
1 Peter 2:7
2:7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,"
- The rock.
2 Samuel 22:31-32
22:31 As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
22:32 "For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?
Logos or the pure teaching Word refers to God Himself or the rock.
Thus, the rock refers to the true teaching Word.
It starts from the marriage that must be based on the rock or the sacrifice of Christ and the true teaching Word we can get in the Bible Study Service. It continues to the shepherding, fellowship, until the Israelites and Gentiles become one perfect body of Christ. We can endure and defeat the three kinds of Satan's attack as follows: [Matthew 7:25]
- The heavy rain, namely the unclean spirits which encourage men to commit sins up to the peak. It also refers to the spirit of disobedience which encourages men to be disobedient.
- The strong wind, namely the false prophets with the false teachings, gossips, and lies.
- The flood, namely the Antichrist with the power of money or mammon which makes men unfaithful to God and other people, stingy (one cannot give to the work of God and other people who are in need), and greedy (one steals the possession of God and other people).
Be careful! The dragon enlaces its prey until the bones or framework is destroyed completely.Matthew 7:26-277:26 "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:
7:27 "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
Being unholy, dishonest, unfaithful, and disobedient, one is building the spiritual house on the sand. It means that there is no power, so it falls and great is its fall. It means corrupting own life, marriage, and the service and ministry to God. He cannot be built to be the body of Christ, but the one of Babylon for being destroyed forever.
The solution in facing the dragon is that Jesus must die on the cross for destroying the head of the serpent or dragon. Genesis 3:153:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel."John 19:31-3619:31 Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
19:32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him.
19:33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
19:35 And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe.
19:36 For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not one of His bones shall be broken."
Jesus willingly dies with the five main wounds, namely four for saving the house of Israel and the fifth, out of which blood and water come, for saving the Gentiles. The blood refers to the repentance and the water refers to the water baptism. Jesus willingly dies with the five main wounds for giving the power of the bone which is not broken as follows
- The bones of Elisha refer to the resurrection power in Holy Spirit.
2 Kings 13:21
13:21 So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders; and they put the man in the tomb of Elisha; and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revivedand stood on his feet.
- The bones of Joseph.
Joseph refers to the son of Jacob in his old life.
Thus, Joseph refers to the church of the latter rain or the bride.
The bones of Joseph refer to the Word of the bride.
The Bride Tidings in the anointing of Holy Spirit is able to sanctify us continually, so we keep holy, honest, faithful, and obedient. We can enter the unity of the marriage until we become the perfect heavenly bride and Christ's body.
2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
2:22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
2:23 And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."
2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
The fact found in having the power of the bone which cannot be broken is feeling more blessed to give than to receive
.Exodus 35:4-5,10,2535:4 And Moses spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying:
35:5 'Take from among you an offering to the LORD. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as an offering to the LORD: gold, silver, and bronze;
35:10 'All who are gifted artisans among you shall come and make all that the LORD has commanded:
35:25 All the women who were gifted artisans spun yarn with their hands, and brought what they had spun, of blue , purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.
What must be given?
- Energy or power.
Why must they be delivered to God?Jeremiah 9:239:23 Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
They must be surrendered to God so that we do not glory in them, or else there will be the curse and destruction.
17:5 Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD.
17:7 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.
If the riches, intelligence, and power are surrendered to God, we will not glory in them. We will feel not worthy or we are nothing, so we only believe and hope pr fully surrender to God.
- Placing Jesus as the Head, we worship God more.
17:8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
The fact found in placing Jesus as the Head is being shepherded well and correctly or having the perseverance in doing the three main services to God like a tree that is planted by the waters.
The results are as follows: [Jeremiah 17:8]
- The Golden Candlestick refers to the perseverance in doing the General Service to get the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the anointing and gifts.
We have the water of Holy Spirit.
- The Table of Showbread refers to the perseverance in doing the Bible Study Service and the Holy Communion to get the fellowship with the Son of God in the true teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ.
We have the living water of the Word.
- The Golden Altar of Incense or the perseverance in doing the Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in His love.
We have the living water of the love of God that flows continually up to the eternal life.
- The roots keep on sucking up water, so there is no dryness. The faith keeps healthy and alive or we keep on believing and hoping God.
- Not fearing when heat comes. It means enduring the heat of temptations, so there are no worry and doubt to the true teaching Word or Jesus Himself and we do not hope others.
- Its leaf will be green. It means keeping faithful and fervent in spirit in serving and ministering to God. It also means keeping peaceful and all things become easy and light.
- Nor will cease from yielding fruits. It means that there is beautiful successful future life up to the fruits of lips that glorify God or testify.
- Placing Jesus as the King of all kings or the Heavenly Bridegroom.
5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
5:27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
We are washed of water by the Word until there is no more lie.
14:8 "He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, and shall stay outside his tent seven days.
14:9 "But on the seventh day he shall shave all the hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows -- all his hair he shall shave off. He shall wash his clothes and wash his body in water, and he shall be clean.
The leprosy refers to the sins of uncleanness and eating-drinking such as smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse. It also refers to the self-truth or blaming at God and other people. The leprosy also refers to the lust of money.
5:2 Give heed to the voice of my cry, My Kingand my God, For to You I will pray.
The King is able to help us from all things we cannot think and do.
When Jesus comes a second time, we are sanctified until we are perfect. We become the bride who is ready for welcoming Jesus' second coming on the glorious clouds.
God blesses you.