Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 13: 3-413:3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 13:4 Sothey worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"
Verse 3 refers to the sign of the Antichrist, namely one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed.
It means being neither dead nor raised. It is the same as the false death and resurrection or refusing the cross of Christ, so there is no life renewal, but perdition forever in hell.
Verse 4 refers to the Antichrist as the dragon or demon that incarnates to become flesh, so he is great and strong physically as well as seems unbeatable.
It makes men, including the servants of God admire him too much and they start worshiping him. Thus, they become the same as the Antichrist that will be destroyed.
We must be watchful, so we will not become the prey of the Antichrist until being the same as Antichrist.
"Who is like the beast?" refers to who is the Antichrist?
Genesis 2:72:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
The man is formed by God from the dust of the ground. It is the body (flesh), the soul (blood), and the spirit from the breath of life (the Holy Spirit).
This is the superiority of man over the animals. Job 32:832:8 Butthere is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.
Men have the spirit from Holy Spirit, so they have understanding, intelligence, thought, and feeling. Those things make men precious because Holy Spirit is in them.
The Antichrist has the seal 666. It means as follows:
- The first 6 refers to the body that is flesh.
- The second 6 refers to the soul that is flesh.
- The third 6 refers to the spirit that is flesh.
It means being without Holy Spirit. Thus, the Antichrist is the flesh man without Holy Spirit, so he is called as the beast even though he is in human form
. Let us be watchful! How great a man is, without Holy Spirit, he becomes worthless until being the same as the Antichrist
.Jude 1:17-191:17 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: 1:18 howthey told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. 1:19 Theseare sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
At the last age, many of the church of God will lose the Holy Spirit or live without Holy Spirit, until they become worthless before God even though they are great physically. The facts found in living without Holy Spirit are
- The scoffers.
What is being scoffed? The word of God that tells about the second coming of Jesus, the word of God that reveals and rebukes the hidden sins as well as reveals the upcoming punishment from God. This is the true teaching word or the Bride Tidings.
2 Peter 3:3-7
3:3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts,
3:4 andsaying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation."
3:5 Forthis they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water,
3:6 bywhich the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.
3:7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
The scoffers appeared since the age of Noah. Noah was the truth announcer, but he was considered as one who had self-truth.
Thus, scoffing the true teaching word refers to considering the true teaching as the self-truth and the false one as the true.
At the middle age, the scoffers were not only angry but they also killed.
For example, Herod was mad when John the Baptist rebuked him, so John was brought to jail until being killed by Herod.
Now, scoffer means blocking, slandering, punishing, threatening, and persecuting the right people.
At the last age, the scoffers will add and reduce the Holy Bible (Revelation 21). The right becomes wrong and vice versa, so people will disobey the true teaching word. They will live in the lust of the flesh. They will commit sins up to the peak (the sin of eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage).
- The dividers.
1:19 Theseare sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
The dividers are as follows:
- The servants of God who teach other teachings which are outside the Bible or the false ones.
16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
"avoid them" refers to our act.
- Entering the wrong fellowship, so they add sins more up to the peak.
30:1 "Woe to the rebellious children," says the LORD, "Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin;
30:2 Whowalk to go down to Egypt, And have not asked My advice, To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, And to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
Such life enters the wrong fellowship (without the word of God) because the worldly consideration. They will make gossips and groups, and they cannot be united.
It starts from getting married according to the flesh. It is not according to the Bible. This is the beast (without mind and feeling).
- The liars.
1:19 Theseare sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
They are controlled by the world and they become the friend of the world. It means being unfaithful to God and others.
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 world makes himself an enemy of God.
It also means denying the Trinity of God.
Denying means being a liar.
1 John 2:22
2:22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.
The consequence is becoming the same as Antichrist.
Let us be watchful, do not lose the Holy Spirit!
Philippians 2: 5-82:5 Letthis mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 2:6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 2:7 butmade Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 2:8 Andbeing found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
God does not want the men become the same as the beast. He wants to give His mind and feeling to us.
Jesus must obey God until He is dead on the cross (the fully ripping of flesh), risen, and lifted up to heaven for pouring the Holy Spirit for us. It means giving His mind and feeling for us. We must experience the flesh crucifixion through the worship prayer, so we experience the outpouring of Holy Spirit. We have the mind and feeling of Jesus. We return to the beginning creation
. The functions of Holy Spirits are
- The Holy Spirit makes us obey the word until the flesh does not speak any more like Jesus.
8:15 Foryou did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
We are not the scoffers, but we have the mind and feeling of Jesus.
We can live in righteousness and holiness, and we are set free from the punishment of God.
Holy Spirit makes us honest. We are not the liar anymore. We become the house of prayer. The physical miracle happens. Holy Spirit is able to flatten the mountains. It means that Holy Spirit is able to finish all impossible problems.
- The Holy Spirit gives the gifts to us, so we are employed in the unity of the body of Christ that starts from marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding, until Israel and the Gentiles become one perfect body of Christ.
4:7 Butto each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift.
Only Holy Spirit is able to unite us.
133:1 <<A Song of Ascents. Of David.>> Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!
133:2 Itis like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments.
133:3 Itis like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing--Life forevermore.
"oil"refers to the Holy Spirit.
"dwell together in unity" refers to the unity of the body of Christ. It starts from confessing and forgiving sin one another.
From that point, the Holy Spirit is poured.
As a result, the caring blessing of God will flow in abundance until the age when the Antichrist reigns.
Everything becomes good, successful, and beautiful.
- Holy Spirit makes us faithful in marriage and shepherding. This is the character of Jesus.
12:11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
When Jesus comes a second time, we will be changed by the Holy Spirit to become perfect like He is. We are worthy to greet His second coming on the glorious clouds. We cry out "Alleluia" to worship Him forever.
God blesses us.