Revelation 13: Who do you follow…

Revelation 13: Who do you follow…

Revelation 13:7  ‘He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.

We have seen, in a previous post, that Satan tempted Jesus by offering him the authority over the kingdoms of this world.

Luke 4:5  ‘The devil led Jesus up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “ I will give you all their authority and splendour, for it has been given to me, so I can give it to anyone I want to. So if you worship me, it will be all yours.”

Jesus refused his tempting offer but the end-time antichrist will gladly accept it. He will assume great authority over a huge swathe of the world. 

Revelation 13:8  ‘All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast – all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.’

There will come a great division in this world. 

Those who choose to dwell in the darkness will follow the authority of the antichrist. They will be taken in by his deceit and lies. He will beguile them with false promises and lead them on the road to destitution. 

Those who choose to dwell in the light, whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life, will follow Jesus, no matter how much it may cost them. The path they follow will ultimately lead to the throne of God. 

Revelation 20:15  ‘If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.’

For goodness sake, please make sure you follow the right path!

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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