Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 13:11
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.
It is the appearance of the false prophet, namely a beast coming up out of the earth, and he has two horns like a lamb and speaks like a dragon.
It refers to falsity.The source of falsity is the voice of the dragon or the old serpent from garden Eden
Genesis 3:13:1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall noteat of every tree of the garden'?"
In Revelation book, the serpent becomes the dragon. It refers to the increasing in falsity. 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"
refers to a difference with God's command.
Genesis 2:162:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
The serpent's teaching is the same as the false one that makes the church of God doubt the voice of the true teaching word and the power of God, so they doubt when they face the temptation. The facts found in the church of God who is doubtful and anxious are
- One cannot be shepherded well and correctly.
10:24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."
The proofs are as follows:
As a result, they become the sheep with two horns, but the voice is like dragon's. It is the fat and egoistic sheep that pushes down the tiny sheep.
- One is neither always in the sheepfold nor faithful in the three kinds of main services to God. Their legs as well as their heart are walking about. It means listening still to other voice that is different from the true teaching word.
- Disobedience to the voice of God or the shepherding word.
34:20 'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD to them: "Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat and the lean sheep.
34:21 "Because you have pushed with sideand shoulder, butted all the weak ones with your horns, and scattered them abroad,
The fat sheep becomes the stumbling-block for the weak one.
The meanings are as follows:
- Using the side or belly to push.
It means following and ministering to God only for seeking for the physical things for the flesh. Thus, they become the enemies of the cross of Christ. It means living without faith.
3:18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
3:19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame--who set their mind on earthly things.
Becoming the enemy of the cross means that we refuse to carry the cross, so we never experience the life renewal. We are still the carnal man that is same as the beast.
- Using the shoulder to push.
The shoulder refers to the responsibility. Using the shoulder to push means that one is unfaithful and irresponsible in ministry. It is the same as the evil servant of God that is lazy and useless. It means living without hope.
The result is being cast into the outer darkness.
- Using the horns to butt.
It means disobedience to the voice of the Great Shepherd because of listening the voice of serpent.
It means living without love("If you love Me, keep My commandments").
The result is being departed from God's presence.
7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Fatherin heaven.
7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
The measurement of God is obedience to the true teaching word.
How great a ministry is, if it is not according to the true teaching word, one's ministry will not be known by God, but he will be known as one who practices the lawlessness and he will be cast out of the world. Be careful! Being cast out of the world means that we enter the hell. The serpent made the men be cast out of Eden, but now the voice of the serpent will make men be cast out of the world to the hell.
For that reason, all of us must be shepherded well and correctly, namely the perseverance in the sheepfold and obedience.
As a result, we get the faith (the Bible Study Service), the hope (the General Service), and the love (the Prayer Service) until we say "I shall not want". It means that we are cared until we reach the perfection and we return to garden Eden.
- One cannot worship and pray to God.
1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
Doubtful people are never calm and they cannot pray, so they do not get anything but drowning in the lake of fire and brimstone forever.
5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayerof a righteous man avails much.
"fervent prayer" refers to the faith.
For that reason, we must pray as a righteous man and with faith.
We become the righteous man through listening to the word and doing the introspection in our life. If we find the sin, we must confess.
The example and the result are as follows:
- Fathers, including the shepherd.
9:24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"
Fathers doubt so the child has epilepsy.
The meanings are as follows:
Let us pray as a righteous man and with faith, so we experience the power of healing from epilepsy.
- Falling in sins up to the peak.
- The ruin of marriage and the children.
- Unhealed disease.
It means that we are restored spiritually to live in righteousness and holiness, the marriage and children will be restored, and the disease will be healed.
We also experience the power of God's caring miraculously in the midst of difficulties in the world until the age when the Antichrist reigns on earth.
Fathers must be responsible for the unity of marriage.
1 Kings 17:17-18,21-24
17:17 Now it happened after these things that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was so serious that there was no breath left in him.
17:18 So she said to Elijah, "What have I to do with you, O man of God? Have you come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to kill my son?"
17:21 And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to the LORD and said, "O LORD my God, I pray, let this child's soul come back to him."
17:22 Then the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived.
17:23 And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. And Elijah said, "See, your son lives!"
17:24 Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now by this I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is the truth."
Verse 18 refers to the accusation to Elijah. It means that she doubted to the persona and the power of God.
"the word of the LORD in your mouth is the truth" refers to the faith.
If the mothers doubt to the word, the child will die.
After she believed in God, she experienced the power of resurrection. The dead will be alive, the tears will be wiped and changed into joy, and the impossible things become possible.
1:37 "For with God nothing will be impossible."
1:38 Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
Mary doubted when she received the word of God.
Youth often doubt for following the word.
"Let it be to me according to your word" refers to disbelief that becomes belief whatever the risk may come. Thus, the door of Mary's womb was open.
It means that the door of successful and beautiful future will be opened. The closed door in the world will be opened for us.
Finally, the door of heaven will be opened for us.
God was born to become man. Later on, when Jesus comes a second time, the carnal men will be changed to become perfect like Jesus is, so we are worthy to greet His second coming on the glorious clouds. We enter the Paradise and the eternal Kingdom of Heaven.
God blesses us.