Revelation Lesson 15 Day 4 Beast

Revelation 11:7-14

9.  a.  After the two witnesses complete their testimony—

The beast from the abyss (bottomless pit) and the people will do the following:

  • The beast will wage war (fight) against them and win.
  • Their dead bodies will be left in the street in Jerusalem* for three and a half days.
  • “The peoples and tribes and languages and nations will gaze at their dead bodies and refuse to let them be placed in a tomb.” Rev 11:9 ESV
  • “Those people will cheer at the spectacle, shouting ‘Good riddance!’ and calling for a celebration, for these two prophets pricked the conscience of all the people on earth, made it impossible for them to enjoy their sins.” Rev 11:10 MSG
  • Scholars disagree about the identity of the city. Others suggest Rome or Egypt.

But then, God— {Cue the dramatic sound effect} 

“Then, after three and a half days, the Living Spirit of God entered them—they’re on their feet!—and all those gloating spectators will be scared to death. MSG

A loud voice from heaven called, “Come up here!” and up they went to Heaven, wrapped in a cloud, their enemies watching it all.” MSG

b.  God’s dramatic intervention continues.

At that moment there was a gigantic earthquake—a tenth of the city fell to ruin, seven thousand perished in the earthquake.

The rest frightened to the core of their being, frightened into giving honor to the God-of-Heaven.” MSG

10.  a.  God promises eternal life for those who believe in Him.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” ESV

John 14:1-4 

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” ESV

1 Corinthians 15:20-28 

But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all. ESV

Philippians 3:20-21 

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it, we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. ESV

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. ESV

1 John 3:2 

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.  ESV

What a glorious day that will be!

 b.  I share the good news with thousands of readers who land on this website each day. (I really appreciate all of you. :-)



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