Revelation 13:5 ‘Proud words…

Revelation 13:5 ‘Proud words…

Continuing my study of Revelation 13.

Revelation 13:5  The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for 42 months.’

This verse draws us to Daniel where the antichrist is described as the little horn. 

Daniel 7:8a  This horn had eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth that spoke boastfully.

This is the very opposite of the love that Paul taught.

1 Corinthians 13:4  ‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…

Such a love does not seek to amplify itself or make itself important. 

James 4:6  ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’

The antichrist beast will not be walking according to Jesus’ humble ways. Rather, he will elevate himself to an inflated position and seek to glorify himself.  By doing so, he will reveal his true allegiances to his corrupt and perverted master. 

This boastful spirit will be reflected in the end-time world culture.

2 Timothy 3:1  ‘But mark this: There will be terrible times in these last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive…’

Those who remain faithful will glorify only their precious Saviour! 

Thank you for reading this.

and previously:

  • Revelation 16:1 Painful Sores
    And so we enter into a grim and melancholy chapter. There is little cheer to be found here. Those who have taken the mark of the beast, hoping to find some form of reward or relief, and having surrendered their soul to the worship of the beast in some shape or form, now find themselves reaping a bitter harvest of ugly and painful sores. 
  • Revelation 15:8 Holiness
    Please click image and scroll down to see full picture. Once again, these precious verses remind us that God moves in heavenly righteousness. The seven angels are dressed in robes of perfect holiness and they carry the seven plagues that will purge and cleanse this corrupted world. The temple is filled with the glory of God as He brings perfect holiness and righteousness to bear down on this earth. 
  • Revelation 15:3 A Deeper Understanding
    Please click image to reaf full post and scroll down. If you struggle with the horror of Revelation then you are certainly not alone. The absolute horror reflects the weight of sin that has corrupted man to the core.  But as we embrace these sacred truths, they will bring us deeper, far deeper than ever before, into an understanding of the heart, into an understanding of the perfect holiness of God. 
  • Revelation 15:3 Moses and Jesus
    Please tap image to see full post The mention of both Moses and Jesus the Lamb in the same sentence strengthens the idea that Jesus will be the perfect Moses, who will deliver Israel, imprisoned or exiled by the antichrist and lead them victoriously back to Jerusalem. 
  • Revelation 15:1 Glass and Fire
    The bitterness of martyrdom gives way to eternal celebration. Their victory has always been dependent upon the strength that God provides and this is reflected in the harps given to them by God.  And what a glorious celebration. The enemy has been defeated and the bowls of wrath will bring this evil age to a conclusion. The joy of eternity awaits! 

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