Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 12:312:3. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
Revelation 12: 3-18 is about the clear and complete appearance of Satan or dragon with his activities on the last days as follows:
- [Revelation 12:4a] His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven.
- [Revelation 12:4b] Devouring.
- [Revelation 12:7] Fighting.
[Revelation 12: 3-12] It happens when Satan is still able to go to heaven to accuse men and do his three activities.
- [Revelation 12:13] Persecuting or catching up fast.
- [Revelation 12:15] Causing the woman or the church of God to be carried away by the flood.
- [Revelation 12:17] Making war or persecuting.
[Revelation 12:13-18] It happens when Satan has been defeated and cast to the earth. He has no place in heaven forever, so he uses his short time before he is bound and destroyed to come down to men, having great wrath in his three activities.
ad. 6. Making war
12:17. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
13:1. And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea.(the NIV translation)
Satan makes war with the rest of the woman's offspring who are not evacuated to the wilderness for three and a half years. It means that Satan tramples, persecutes, and beheads the church of God.
Who are they?
- The servants of God who keep the commandments of God (the Table of Showbread).
- The servants of God who have the testimony of Jesus Christ (the Golden Candlestick).
But they do not have the Golden Altar of Incense.
It means as follows:
- One does not want to worship God faithfully or he worships God unwillingly.
- Worshipping God, but his worship has not reached God's measurement yet. His flesh is still speaking or the veil has not been torn yet, so he cannot enter into the Most Holy Place or perfection.
- The church of God with the false worship.
13:11. Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.
13:12. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13:13. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
13:14. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.
The false worship is the one to the Antichrist.
The facts found in it are as follows:
- Being driven by the false teaching.
- Demanding the physical great signs or the physical things.
- Not experiencing the spiritual sign, namely death and resurrection like Jesus. It refers to the servant of God who does not experience the renewal of life from fleshly man to spiritual one like Jesus. It is the same as 'the rest of her offspring'. He is not the divine descent like Jesus.
3:7. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
The Pharisees and Sadducees are the image of the church of God who holds and teaches the false teaching.
The teaching of the Pharisees is the one about marrying after divorce.
The Sadducees teach that there is no resurrection.
Consequently, they become the brood of viper. They do not have the good conscience. They are good but not true or pretending to do good things.The facts found in the heart which is not sincere and honest are as follows
- The heart that tends to do evil continually. It refers to the love of money or greediness.
6:5. Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
3:7. Yet from the days of your fathers You have gone away from My ordinances And have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," Says the LORD of hosts. "But you said, 'In what way shall we return?'
3:8. "Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, 'In what way have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings.
The love of money or greediness means that one becomes a cheater. He robs the possession of God and others.
The possession of God is the tithe and special offerings.
The second possession of God is the temple or the ministry and worship, and the third one is His bride.
6:1. Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
6:2. that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
- The unclean heart or those who are defiled.
1:15. To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.
- The murderer (hatred without a cause) and liar.
8:43. "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.
8:44. "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murdererfrom the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
So, 'the rest of her offspring
' is the servant of God who becomes thief, cheater, adulterer, murderer, and liar.
He will be tormented by the Antichrist for three and a half years up to being beheaded. He dies, but he will be raised in the body of glory like Jesus. He reaches the measurement of perfection, namely the veil is torn.
But there are many people who cannot survive, so they worship the Antichrist. They become the same as the Antichrist who will be destroyed when Jesus comes a second time.
We must become the divine descent like Jesus who is born from divine seed, namely the Word, Holy Spirit, and the love of God, so we are not trampled by the Antichrist.
That is why we must make effort earnestly, so we experience the renewal of life or new birth like Jesus who is born from the divine seed.Jesus is the divine descent who is born from the divine seed as follows
- Jesus is born from the Word of God.
1:1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1:14. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus is the true teaching word that becomes flesh or He is born from the true teaching word.
We must also be reborn from the true teaching word.
1 Peter 1:23-25
1:23. having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
1:24. because "All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away,
1:25. But the word of the LORD endures forever." Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
The fact is that we always hear the true teaching word delightfully and obey it until our flesh does not speak anymore whatever thing we have to sacrifice.
For example, Abraham becomes obedient until he sacrifices his son, and Jesus becomes obedient to the point of death on the cross.
The results are as follows:
- We receive a kind of eternal life. We are not oppressed by the death but living in righteousness and holiness.
8:51. "Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death."
If we just eat rice, we will become the man like grass. We just commit sins up to the peak, so we are destroyed.
It has the glory, but it will wither up to perdition.
That is why we must eat the true teaching word, so we receive eternal life and glory.
Do not sacrifice the true teaching word for the physical thing or grass! We must not get bored and reject or vomit the true teaching word, so our life is not like vomit. It means uncleanness and worthless.
- If we live in righteousness and holiness, we will be equipped with the ministry and Holy Spirit's gift, so we are used in the ministry of the building of the perfect body of Christ.
4:11. And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
4:12. for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
The ministry and gift are the tunic of many colors or the glory of heaven up to eternal glory.
- Being born from God's love.
1 John 4:7-9
4:7. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
4:8. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
4:9. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
3:16. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Jesus is the love of God who is born as a Man. He is born by God's love, so we must be born by God's love.
The fact found in it is loving one another.
13:8. Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Owe no one anything, especially sin. But the other debt such as promise and so on must also be finished.
1 John 3:14-15
3:14. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
3:15. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
We must not hate others even there is a cause, moreover hatred without a cause.
7:12. "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Do not do evil! Do not return evil for evil! We just do good things until we return good for evil. It continues until our flesh does not speak anymore or the veil is torn. We cannot be seen and touched by the Antichrist.
- Being born from Holy Spirit.
1:20. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
1:21. "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."
Jesus is the Spirit who is born as a Man, so we must be born from Holy Spirit too.
In the New Testament, it starts from Jerusalem.
2:1. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2:2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
2:3. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
2:4. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
12:11. not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
The facts of being born by Holy Spirit are as follows:
- Ministering to God faithfully and fervently according to the ministry and gift that God gives to us until the finish line. We are unwilling and unable to be blocked by anything. In such condition, the veil is torn or the flesh does not speak anymore.
Getting lazy in ministry is the same as a broken spirit that dries the bones up to hopelessness.
17:22. A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
When Jesus was arrested, Peter followed at a distance. He warmed himself. He was close with the worldly or Satan's fire until he denied Jesus.
Living in holiness, loving one another, and being faithful and fervent are the same as God's descent or the servant of God who is like the flame of fire. We become the apple of God's eye. Our position is like a newborn baby who becomes God's favorite. We become His heart. We are at the High Priest's chest. It means that He always remembers, cares, understands, and struggles for us.
- Holy Spirit helps us to worship God delightfully with groanings which cannot be uttered.
8:26. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
It is the same as a broken heart. We just show our physical and spiritual weakness and infirmity. We just ask for God's mercy until we speak with other tongues, as Jesus gives us utterance.
The High Priest visits us to remember, care, and stretch out His merciful hands for us.
7:13. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep."
7:14. Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise."
7:15. So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.
7:16. Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has risen up among us"; and, "God has visited His people."
7:17. And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region.
The miracle happens. The dead thing becomes alive spiritually. The High Priest's merciful hands are able to take care of our physical life in the midst of the difficulties and impossibilities in the world until the Antichrist reigns over the world for three and a half years. He takes care of us up to eternal life.
God helps, finishes all impossible problems, wipes tears, and gives the heavenly bliss, so we always give thanks.
God restores the destruction in marriage and children to become the true, one, and happy marriage up to the marriage supper of the Lamb of God.
There is beautiful and successful future.
It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed to become as perfect as He is, so we are worthy to greet His coming on the glorious clouds up to the New Jerusalem where there are no more tears.
God blesses us.