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Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
In the last lesson we saw the beast that came out of the sea (Revelation 13:1-10), representing the nations of the world. He will come out of the chaos and confusion that ensues following the rapture of the church, the catching away of the church. The world will be plunged into a time of uncertainty and difficulty, and this world leader will step to the forefront and have the confidence and support of all the nations of the world. We are and have been moving toward a one world government and a one world religion since the beginning of the United Nations. Revelation 13 reveals this will be present in the day of the Antichrist. The beast that comes out of the sea has seven heads, which means he has all the knowledge that is possible for one human being to possess. Ten horns stand for power and authority. Ten crowns stand for the rule and reign that he has in the earth. He comes committing the ultimate blasphemy of God: claiming to be God Himself and denying the true God.
"The beast which I saw was like unto leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority" (Revelation 13:2). The most popular and well accepted idea of what these different beasts represent is the great world empires that have already been. The characteristics of those empires show that this one who will come will be the ultimate dictator ruling the ultimate empire. So his empire will have all the characteristics of the worldwide empires in history. We said that these empires were the empires of Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. I read an interesting interpretation that brings to light some current events. Daniel prophesied about this same Antichrist who will come preaching a doctrine of peace but who will plunge the world into war. He sees "four great beasts come up f ...
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