Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Beast, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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This “Beast” is the “little horn” of Daniel 7:24-26 and “desolator” of Daniel 9:27 the “abomination of desolation” of Matthew 24:15 the “man of sin” of 2 Thessalonians 2:4-8 earth’s last and most awful tyrant, Satan’s fell instrument of wrath and hatred against God and the Jewish saints. He is, perhaps, identical with the rider on the white horse of Revelation 6:2 who begins by the peaceful conquest of three of the ten kingdoms into which the former Roman empire will then be divided, but who soon establishes the ecclesiastical and governmental tyranny described in Dan. 7., 9., 11.; Re 13. To him Satan gives the power which he offered to Christ. ; Matthew 4:8,9; Revelation 13:4.

Further study (Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] Materials by John F. Walvoord

[2] Here Comes the Beast (Revelation 13:1-18), by Keith Krell

[3] Nebuchadnezzar Learns About the Birds and the Beasts (Daniel 4:1-37), by Bob Deffinbaugh

[4] Midnight Call magazines available in PDF for online reading

Dutch evangelist Dr. Wim Malgo [1922-1992] founded Midnight Call in 1955 with a four-fold purpose in mind: (1) To call people to Christ; (2) To proclaim the Second Coming of Christ; (3) To prepare the Church for His coming; and (4) To uphold the faith and warn of false doctrines.

Sermons on the Beast (Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] Sermons by James (Jim) L. Goforth, Jr, New Life Baptist Church

[2] sf804 - PROPHECY IN PANORAMA (Matthew 24 5-8), by Timothy McGhee, First Baptist Church - Powell

[3] Evil Comes From the Sea, by Ralph Sorter

[4] Back To The Future — Sermon 32 Revelation, by John Caron

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Scripture references

Revelation 19:20

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Daniel 7:24-26

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. 26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

Daniel 9:27

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Matthew 24:15

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

2 Thessalonians 2:4-8

4 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, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Revelation 6:2

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

Matthew 4:8-9

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

Revelation 13:4

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

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