Revelation 13:5 Humble Service

Revelation 13:5 Humble Service

Revelation 13:5-7  ‘The beast was given power to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for 42 months. He opened his mouth to blaspheme God and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.

The antichrist beast will express the blasphemous and bitter hatred at the centre of his heart and betray the motives and hatred of his master. 

Daniel 11:36  The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods.’

Satan always aspired to reach great heights by false and unrighteous means.

Isaiah 14:13  ‘You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven, I will raise my throne above the stars of God. I will sit enthroned on the mount of the assembly…”

But his corrupt ways brought him down. 

Isaiah 14:15  ‘But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit.’

By contrast, the way of our Lord is the path of humility.

Philippians 2:3  ‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.’

We are called to the path of humble service.

Matthew 20:26  ‘Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant and wheoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.’

There is a world of difference between Jesus serving mankind and giving the glory to the Father and the antichrist who desires to rule over mankind and who seeks the glory for himself. 

Jesus humbled himself and was exalted.

Philippians 2:8a  ‘...he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on the cross. Therefore God exalted him to the highest place.’

The antichrist beast will exalt and glorify himself but will come to ruin. 

Daniel 11:45  ‘He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at the beautiful holy mountain. Yet he will come to his end, and no-one will help him.’

Let us follow Jesus our Lord and follow the path of humble service!

Thank you for reading this…

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