by Ernest Easley

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Satan's Unholy Trinity (25 of 40)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Revelation 13:11-18
March 30, 2003

We find ourselves this morning in the middle of the 13th chapter of the Apocalypse. And by now you know that the word Apocalypse comes from the Greek word which is translated "Revelation." It means: "to unveil, to uncover."

Now you read throughout the book of Revelation about seals and trumpets and bowls, dragons and beasts, but at center stage the focus of the book is the Lord Jesus Christ.

John's Revelation is the unveiling, the uncovering of Jesus! And that unveiling continues as we wrap-up this morning the 13th chapter.

Now let me remind you where we are in God's prophetic calendar. When you come to chapter 13, the church will have been long gone. The church, those who have been born again, will be raptured up, which will begin 7 years of tribulation on earth. And while there is joy in heaven, there will be judgment on earth. While there will be adoration in heaven, there will be agony on earth.

In chapter 5 we read about the scroll, the title deed of planet earth. After a world-wide search, only one qualified to possess it and that one is Jesus. He then begins removing the seven seals from the scroll. As each seal is removed, a judgment is unleashed upon the earth.

Under the seventh seal are seven trumpets. That is found in chapter 8. And as each trumpet blows, they will unleash a more intense judgment. God will unleash these judgments in hopes that many will turn to him and be saved. In fact, that's why in chapter 7 God releases 144,000 Jewish evangelists and then in chapter 11 the two witnesses for "he is not willing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance."

Then in chapter 12, we read about the Dragon (Satan), a Woman (Israel), the Child (Jesus Christ). And after a struggle in heaven and Satan will be thrown to the earth.

Now that brings us to chapter 13. Last time togeth ...

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