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The Beast Rising From The Sea

The Beast Rising From The Sea

Jul 23, 2017

Passage: Revelation 13:1-10

Preacher: Darrell Jones

Series: Revelation

Category: Sermons


The Beast Rising From The Sea
Revelation 13:1-10

1. Read Revelation 13:1-10

2. Pray

I. John see’s a beast rising from the sea.

A. This is a sight that John see’s taking place on the earth.

1. Previously John was recording what he saw in heaven.

B. The Sea (in scripture) is typically a wild, untamed realm of evil.

1. Psalm 74:12-13
2. Psalm 89:8-9
3. Isaiah 57:20

C. The beast has 7 heads and 10 horn.

1. This likeness to Satan is just one of the things that identifies this beast as the Antichrist.

II. Characteristics of the Beast

A. The beast is associated with Satan.

1. Both have 7 heads and 10 horns.

a. Revelation 11:3

2. Distinct from the dragon, the beast is closely identified with him. He is not the dragon, but he is like him.

B. The beast is the Antichrist.

1. In this vision, God used images from Daniel’s vision of Daniel 7:1-28 to communicate the identity and nature of this beast to John.

2. The beast in Daniel’s vision:

a. A Lion with Wings – Babylon
b. A Bear - Medo/Persia
c. A Leopard – Greece
d. A Beast with 10 Horns - Rome

3. Revelation 13 indicates that the beast is a man, a human individual, though he is closely identified with his world-dominating government.

C. The beast is mortally wounded and healed.

1. One of the heads is mortally wounded. (not superficial).

2. The mortal wound is healed.

3. This is truly an Antichrist, who even imitates Jesus in His death and resurrection.

D. The beast is socially popular

1. The world will see this healing (resurrection) and follow him.

2. This healed wound will add tremendously to the Antichrist fame and power.

E. The beast wages war on the saints.

1. These are those who have come to Christ during the great tribulation.

III. The Warning (John’s?)

A. He who has ears let him hear.

1. A warning for all.

B. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity.

1. Those who work in cooperation with the beast and lead others into captivity, they shall certainly shall go into captivity.

C. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints:

1. Though viciously attacked by the Antichrist and his followers, the saints of God must keep steadfast faith in the Lord.