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 as follows:
- He is like a leopard. Its peculiarity is its spot and speed.
- His feet are like the feet of a bear. Its peculiarity is its claw.
- The mouth is like the mouth of a lion. It peculiarity is its roar.
- The dragon gives him his power.
ad. 3. The mouth is like the mouth of a lion1 Peter 5:85:8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
The peculiarity of the mouth of a lion is the great roar, namely threat, false teaching, gossips, persuasion, et cetera
, so the church of God becomes doubtful.
If one is doubtful, he will leave the true shepherding, so he walks about up to falling from faith. It starts from insulting the true thing, not believing in Jesus anymore, even blaspheming the true teaching Word. His life is not true and holy anymore. Consequently, he is swallowed by the lion up to perdition forever.Revelation 5:4-95:4. So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.
5:5. But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals."
5:6. And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
5:7. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne
5:8. Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
5:9. And 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 tribe and tongue and people and nation,
Jesus appears as follows:
Luke 2:202:20. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heardand seen, as it was told them.
- A Lamb as though it had been slain. It means that He dies on the cross to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals. It is the same as the Word whose secret is revealed through one verse that explains the other verses in the Holy Bible.
- The Lion of the tribe of Judah and the Root of David.
The Root of David means that He is the King and Shepherd (David is a king and shepherd).
Jesus as the Lion of the tribe of Judah roars for the things as follows:
- Giving the repeated true teaching Word or the shepherding one.
- Fighting against the voice of Satan.
- Shepherding the church of God up to perfection.
That is why the church of God must be shepherded well and correctly until we can hear and see the voice of shepherd or the shepherding Word.
The Word is not only heard, but comes true especially in our purification and renewal of life.Revelation 1:91:9. I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of Godand for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
John the apostle was the servant of God who had the Word of God (the Table of Showbread) and the testimony (the Golden Candlestick).
It was great, but unfortunately he did not have the Golden Altar of Incense.
It means that one never commits the worship, fasting prayer, and all night prayer, or his prayer has not reached the measure yet.
Consequently, he becomes the target of the Antichrist. If he keeps worshipping God, he will be tormented up to being beheaded.
On the contrary, if he does not want to be tormented, he will worship the Antichrist and be destroyed forever.Revelation 12:1712:17. 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 Godand have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
God allowed John the apostle on the island that was called Patmos to experience the sprinkle of blood with Him, so he could be shepherded to receive the Golden Altar of Incense.
Revelation 1:10,121:10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heardbehind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,
1:12. Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I sawseven golden lampstands,
By the sprinkle of blood, John the apostle could be shepherded earnestly. He could see and hear the trumpet sound or the shepherding Word that purified him.
Maybe we also experience the cross, so we can be shepherded earnestly until we experience the purification. We live in the light of holiness. It encourages us to fall down at the feet of God.Revelation 1:171:17. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
'I fell at His feet as dead
' means worshipping God until the flesh does not speak anymore. We totally surrender to God. We just stretch out our hands to Him, and He as the First and the Last will stretch out His right hand to all of us.
It means that all of our life from the beginning till the end is in the hand of God.The results are as follows
- 'Do not be afraid!' It means that God appears as the loving Godto pour out His love that is not changed from the beginning till the end.
The fact of being touched by God's merciful hand is having no fear.
1 John 4:18
4:18. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
The world in the last days will experience the great shocks physically and spiritually, so all men including the servant of God are in fear.
If it continues, they will get stress up to being crazy and dead; even in the spiritual death up to perdition forever.
21:25. "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
21:26. "men's hearts failing them from fearand the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.
Being afraid is the main killer, both physically and spiritually.
That is why God stretches out His merciful hands when we fall down at His feet, so we do not fear but experience peace.
The result is that we have the fear of God and hate sins, so we live in righteousness and holiness.
- God appears as God Almightyfrom the beginning till the end to finish all impossible problems.
1:8. "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
Surrender all of impossible problems to God! Do not bear it alone!
- God appears in the Excellent Glory. He makes all things new. It means that He changes us from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones like Him, so we are worthy to enter the New Jerusalem.
21:5. Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful."
21:6a. And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End
2 Peter 1:16-17
1:16. For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
1:17. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
What must be changed?
21:27. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
An abomination means that one is not shepherded, a husband does bitterly toward his wife, or a wife does not submit to her husband.
22:15. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
A dog refers to the false teaching.
We are changed up to being honest. We become the house of prayer. We experience the power of creation physically. God creates something that does not exist yet; a little becomes a lot. It means that God takes care of us abundantly in the midst of the difficulties of the world until we are evacuated to the wilderness when the Antichrist reigns over the world.
- God appears in the Infinite Justice, namely as the righteous Judge, King of kings, and the Heavenly Bridegroom.
22:12. "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
22:13. "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."
The justice of God is as follows:
- Punishing those who do not want to worship Him but fight and blaspheme Him.
- Giving the reward of eternal life to those who minister to and worship Him.
We are changed up to perfection when He comes on the glorious clouds. We enter the Paradise and the New Jerusalem forever.
God blesses us.