In the judgment hour message written in God’s word, we are all called upon to fear, to glorify and worship God so that we can deliver ourselves from death even the second death, which is the lake of fire, which was never intended for mankind. If we follow Christ, then we will emulate and show our loyalty to God the Father just as Jesus did by using the power given to him by God through the Holy Spirit to bind Satan and his angels during His ministry on the earth. God has also granted to us the exact same power by the exact Spirit by obedience to his Word so that we can bind the Devil in our daily lives!
According to the Bible, all that dwell on the earth will worship the Dragon with the exception of those whose names are written in the Book of Life. People do not realize, everyone has his name in the Book of Life when they come into the world; however what they do during their existence here on earth will either keep their names in or cause them to be blotted out. It is then we ourselves that will choose our fate and final destination.
Just as in the beginning when Satan the Devil was cast to the earth, the warning from God was exactly the same to mankind that it is now, and until the end of the world. In the Garden of Eden, we were warned not to eat of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil as it is clearly written in the book of Genesis 2:16-17…
“And The Lord God commanded the man saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
The Opening & Closing Gospel Message from God to the World Are One In the Same: A Warning Against False Worship
Just as the warning message was given in Genesis the first book of God’s Word….it is also given in the book of Revelations, the last book of God’s Word with the consequences of disobedience being death everlasting, which is explained in detail in Revelations 14: 9-11…
“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 v. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.
11v. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
In verse 12 of the same chapter, a clear and concise description is given about those who take heed to this warning. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
Now let us take a look at the description given of the beast against whose worship this closing warning and message is given. Let’s look again in the book of Revelations 13:1-2 …
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast that I saw was like unto a 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.”
In this composite beast from the sea (or people) are combined the symbols of the seventh chapter of Daniel, representing Greece, Medo-Persia, and Babylon. The blasphemous words spoken by it’s persecution of the saints, and the time allotted to it (verses 5-7) show that this beast, under one of the seven headed manifestations, is identical with the little horn of the vision of the seventh chapter of Daniel, modern Babylon, the Papacy. The false worship here mentioned, the worship of the beast, is the rendering of the homage and to the Papacy which is due to God alone.
The system of religion enforced by the Papacy is the paganism of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome indicated by the composite character of the beast (verse 2), disguised under the forms and name of Christianity. The Pontifex Maximus (or Supreme Ruler) of the ancient pagan religions was continued in the Pope, who is the head of the Roman priesthood. In pomp and pride he pretends to be the representative of the meek and lowly Jesus. However, this scripture in Revelation shows that the Pope’s power, and his seat, and his great authority did not come from Christ.
Let us take a closer look at the specifications of this man of sin and fully understand what he will do according to the Bible. Let’s look in II Thessalonians 2: 3-4
“Let no man deceive you by any mean: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
In conclusion, we take a look at this Babylon the Great has the nations to drink. In Revelation 14: 8 (last part)
“She made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”
But as we read before, the Lord Jesus also has a cup wrath poured out on all who shall drink of the cup of Babylon. The cup of The Lord, which contains the new covenant in the blood of Christ, and the cup of the wine of wrath of Babylon are both offered to the world. To drink of the first one, that is, to accept the teaching of the true gospel, is to receive everlasting life; but to drink of the wine of Babylon, that is, to accept the false gospel taught by the Papacy, will result in the drinking of the wine of wrath of God from the cup of His indignation. My brothers and sisters, the true gospel means everlasting life; the false gospel means everlasting death…
THE CHOICE IS YOURS! PLEASE CHOOSE WISELY!
Grace and Peace in Jesus Name Amen!