Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation13:213:2. 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 dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
The Antichrist is the combination of four beasts with its peculiarity as follows:
- He is like a leopard (it is explained from Bible Study Service in Malang, April 06, 2021to General Service in Malang, April 11, 2021).
Its peculiarity is its spot and speed.
- His feet are like the feet of a bear (it is explained from Bible Study Service in Malang,April 13, 2021to General Service in Malang, April25,2021).
Its peculiarity is its spot and speed.
- The mouth is like the mouth of a lion (it is explained from Bible Study Service in Malang, April 27, 2021to General Service in Malang, Mei 02, 2021).
Its peculiarity is its roar.
- The dragon gives him his power, his throne, and great authority.
ad. 4. The dragon.
It gives three things as follows:
- The power to coil the church of God. Jesus has struggled on the cross to give us the power of bone (it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, Mei 04, 2021).
- The throne.
- The great authority.
ad. 2. The throneMatthew4:8-94:8. Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.4:9. And he said to Him, "All these things I will give Youif You will fall down and worship me."
Dragon's throne is the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
Satan wants to give the throne of the kingdoms of the world and its glory to Jesus as long as He worships him.
This is the plan of the dragon. If Jesus had agreed to receive the kingdoms of the world, He would have been appointed as the king of the world with the throne and its glory.
While the plan of God is different, namely Jesus has to die, rise, and ascend to Heaven. And then, He will come a second time as the King of kings or the Bridegroom of Heaven to lift us up to the glorious clouds. We will enter the marriage supper of the Lamb, the Paradise, up to the kingdom of Heaven. We will sit at the throne of Heaven side by side with Him. In conclusion, the plan of God is to give the throne of Heaven to Jesus and us.
So, the plan of Satan is to make the plan of God fail.
If Jesus had agreed to be appointed as the king of the world, He would not have been able to ascend to Heaven, bur He would have become the destroyed fleshly man. Jesus would not have come a second time, so He could not have given the throne of Heaven to us and we would have perished forever.Matthew 4:104:10.Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.' "
Fortunately, Jesus has triumphed over the dragon or Satan because He always returns to the word of God that is written in the Bible or the true teaching Word. Jesus has prayed and fasted a lot, so He is able to come the second time to give the throne of Heaven to us.
This is the key to triumph over Satan that is to always return to the Bible, pray and fast a lot.
Be careful, the dragon wants to give the kingdoms of the world and their glory to all of us.
The kingdom of the world is the same as the bond of the world as follows:
- The glory of the world that means as follows:
All things from the world such as wealth, intelligence, position and person that we rely on or love more than God.
Everything from the world that makes us arrogant and against God.
- The pleasure of the world is the same as the pleasure outside the word of God or the pleasure of the flesh which must end in difficulties and suffering.
- The sins up to the peak, namely the sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage.
The facts found in the servant of God that is bound by the world and becomes the king of the world are as follows:
- To befriend with the world, starting from being unfaithful in the service and ministry to God.
4:4. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the worldmakes himself an enemy of God.
This is the first step to become the king of the world.
Being unfaithful in the service and ministry to God means always being hindered for it but not being willing to be hindered at all for the things in the world.
- To love the world is the same as being disobedient to the Word of God.
1 John 2:15-17
2:15. Do not love the worldor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
2:16. For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world.
2:17.And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of Godabides forever.
It also means being in the service and ministry to God only to seek the things in the world, namely prosperity and entertainment for the flesh.
One who loves the world will reject the Word.
6:15. Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.
When Jesus fed five thousand people, they wanted to make Him the king of the world.
So, being in the service and ministry to God only to seek for the physical things means that we want to make Him as the king of the world. The love of God no longer exists, but there is only the love for the world, so He will not be present in our midst.
- To be conformed to this world means not experiencing the renewal of life from the fleshly man to the spiritual one like Jesus.
12:2. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewingof your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
This kind of life remains as the fleshly man who does not want to distinguish up to not being able to distinguish the right from the wrong ones, starting from the things about the true teaching Word. One cannot distinguish the true service and ministry to God, the true marriage, and all the true / right things from the wrong ones. It is the same as the people of Nineveh that could not distinguish the right and the left hand, so they did sins up to the peak. Consequently, they must have been punished along with this world.
Starting from now, let us be firm to distinguish the true teaching Word, ministry and worship from the wrong ones. If it is wrong, we have to get out of the way.
Therefore, we must triumph over the dragon like Jesus through always returning to the Bible, worshiping God a lot, and fasting. So, we experience the tearing of the flesh with all of its desire and character.
The results are as follows:
- The power of the renewal of life from the fleshly man to the spiritual one like Jesus, namely being obedient.
9:2. Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them.
9:3.His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.
9:7. And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!"
'Hear Him!'= Being obedient to Him.
Being obedient to God will create radiant faces.
This is the key of success and the key to the kingdom of Heaven.
- We experience the power to have steadfast calling and election from God, so we do not stumble in the ministry.
9:28. Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray.
9:35. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!"
We are faithful and fervent in spirit and responsible according to the ministry that God has entrusted to us up to the end line.
Keep the beautiful robe! Our lives will be more successful and beautiful. It means that we are on a journey to Paradise.
When we stumble in the ministry and take off the beautiful robe, we will be naked. We become shy, afraid, ashamed, suffer, and do sins up to the peak. It means that we are on our way out of Paradise to the cursed world, up to hell forever.
- The power of resurrection.
9:23.Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
9:24. Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"
9:25. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: "Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!"
9:26. Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, "He is dead."
9:27. But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
The sick one is healed by the power of God, the impossible one becomes possible, and there is power to create from nothing to something.
When Jesus comes, we will be renewed to be perfect like Him and worthy to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds. We enter Paradise and really sit on the throne of Heaven with Him forever.
God blesses us.