Revelation 13:7 Murderous conquest

Revelation 13:7  ‘He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them.’

Satan will empower and authorise the end-time antichrist to conquer the saints’. 

We have seen this already in our exploration of Revelation 6. 

Revelation 6:1  ‘I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow and he was given a crown and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. 

Thus, the rider on the white horse is the antichrist, empowered by Satan to conquer and defeat the saints. 

This murderous conquest is reflected in the second of the four horsemen.

Revelation 6:3  ‘When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.’

The large sword that this second rider is given is the sword of persecution. 

Thus, the antichrist will launch a wave of persecution against Christians throughout the world in order to conquer them. 

Tomorrow, who gives Satan the authority to empower the antichrist?

Thank you for reading this…

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