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Week 52 Day 5
Even at this point the angels are still preaching
to every nation
Heaven will be the most inclusive place on earth!
Since God is not willing that any one should perish
maybe this vision of John
is placed here at the end of the Bible
because if God can't get you into the kingdom
any other way
maybe you can be scared into it!
To the scattered pilgrims
this vision may have been comforting
but to any one else
it does sound very scary
And rightly so
it is a dreadful thing
to reject our creator
our heavenly father
our dying savior
You would certainly want to be on the right side at the end.
The battle rages between the saints and the forces of evil.
Revelation 13 & 14
1Then I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven
heads and ten horns; on his horns were ten crowns, and on his
heads a blasphemous name. 2The beast was like a leopard, his
feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of
a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great
authority. 3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally
wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. All the world
marveled. 4They worshiped the dragon who gave authority to
the beast; and they worshiped the beast.
5He was given to speaking great blasphemies for forty-two
months. 7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints
and to overcome them. 8All who dwell on earth will worship
him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life.
9Hear this: 10He who leads into captivity shall go into
captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the
sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and
he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12He
exercises all the authority of the first beast, and causes those
who dwell on the earth to worship the first beast, whose deadly
wound was healed. 13He performs great signs, even making
fire come down from heaven. 14So he deceives those on earth.
16He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and
slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,
17that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or
the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Calculate the
number of the beast for it is the number of a man: 666.
1Then behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with
Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's
name written on their foreheads. 3They sang as it were a new
song before the throne, 4and follow the Lamb wherever He goes.
These were redeemed from among men, 5and in their mouth
was found no deceit, for they are without fault before God.
6Another angel, having the everlasting gospel to preach to
those who dwell on the earth--to every nation, tribe, tongue--
7said, "The hour of judgment has come."
14Behold: One like the Son of Man, having on His head a
golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. 15Another angel
cried, "Reap, for the time has come, the harvest of the earth is
ripe." 16So he thrust in His sickle, and the earth was reaped. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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