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1 Evil Runs Rampant Revelation 13

2 Key Message: “This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints. 13:10b

3 Revelation 13:1-2 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw 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. Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw 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.

4 The beast Most think this represents some kind of government. Most think this represents some kind of government. Most likely Rome Most likely Rome Related to Daniel 7:2-7 Related to Daniel 7:2-7

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6 Daniel 7:2-7 Daniel spoke, saying, "I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea.“ And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other. "The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. "And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth.

7 Daniel 7:2-7 And they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’ "After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it. "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.

8 Hosea 13:7-8 "So I will be to them like a lion; Like a leopard by the road I will lurk; "So I will be to them like a lion; Like a leopard by the road I will lurk; 8 I will meet them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their rib cage, And there I will devour them like a lion. The wild beast shall tear them. 8 I will meet them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their rib cage, And there I will devour them like a lion. The wild beast shall tear them.

9 Daniel 7 The Little horn there is Antiochus IV Epiphanies The Little horn there is Antiochus IV Epiphanies He called himself “God manifest” He called himself “God manifest” In Daniel 7:13 it is Imperial Rome In Daniel 7:13 it is Imperial Rome In Daniel 7:25 is Antiochus again In Daniel 7:25 is Antiochus again Domitian called himself the Son of gods and wanted people to call him “Supreme Lord and God” Domitian called himself the Son of gods and wanted people to call him “Supreme Lord and God”

10 Revelation 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.

11 Nero redivivus The myth of Nero coming back to life The myth of Nero coming back to life Others say they are mocking Christianity here Others say they are mocking Christianity here Others say it is simply the Antichrist Others say it is simply the Antichrist Many take it to be talking about Rome Many take it to be talking about Rome

12 Revelation 13:4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?" So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"

13 This may not be blatant Satan worship This may not be blatant Satan worship Remember Rome required worship of the Emperor Remember Rome required worship of the Emperor Some take this to be talking about strong patriotism toward Rome Some take this to be talking about strong patriotism toward Rome

14 Revelation 13:5-6 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. 6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.

15 Revelation 13:7-8 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

16 Revelation 13:9-10 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 He 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. 10 He 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.

17 Jeremiah 15:1, 2 Then the LORD said to me, "Even if Moses and Samuel stood before Me, My mind would not be favorable toward this people. Cast them out of My sight, and let them go forth. "And it shall be, if they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you shall tell them, ‘Thus says the LORD: "Such as are for death, to death; And such as are for the sword, to the sword; And such as are for the famine, to the famine; And such as are for the captivity, to the captivity."‘

18 Revelation 13:11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.

19 False Prophet A wolf is sheep’s clothing A wolf is sheep’s clothing

20 Revelation 13:12-14 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.

21 Simon Magus Acts 8:9ff Simon Magus Acts 8:9ff False stories False stories Possible demonic powers Possible demonic powers

22 Revelation 13:15-17 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

23 Mark of the beast Deut. 6:8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. Deut. 6:8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. Word used here is charagama Word used here is charagama Remember the mark of God Remember the mark of God

24 Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

25 666 It was Irenaus who first recorded that he saw people that were trying to add up numbers to make it a person’s name It was Irenaus who first recorded that he saw people that were trying to add up numbers to make it a person’s name Nero was often guessed Nero was often guessed Let me gives some examples Let me gives some examples

26 LATEINOS L 30 A 1 T 300 E 5 I 10 N 50 O 70 S 200 TEITAN T 300 E 5 I 10 T 300 A 1 N 50 EUANTHAS E 5 U 400 A 1 N 50 TH 9 A 1 S 200

27 NERO Hebrew Letter used Hebrew Letter used

28 Hitler H 107 H 107 I108 I108 T119 T119 L111 L111 E104 E104 R 117 R 117

29 Triangular Number adding each consecutive number 1 through 36 yields 666 This leaves 36 as the final number needed to reach 666 in the summation. Repeating the process, adding each consecutive number 1 through 8 gives 36 ( … + 8 = 36). This leaves 8 as the key number

30 Jesus I = 10 E= 8 S=200 O= 70 U=400 S=


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