REVELATION 13 :16-17> TODAYS KEY WORD > MARK
MARK> spot, scratch, or dirt: a colored, discolored, or dirty patch, a scratch, dent, or impression, either deliberately or accidentally made, that makes a usually small area of a surface visibly different from the rest
A SMALL AREA OF A SURFACE VISIBLY DIFFERENT FROM THE REST.
The above statement is the meaning according to the dictionary of the word mark.
The mark we are talking about in 13>: verse 16-17 will forever change your life , both on earth and eternal . This is not Gods mark < this is the mark of the Beast .Read this verse very carefully and ask God to help you understand the severity of this event > Key word here for me is All
16 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, 17 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.
REVELATION 13:15 > TODAYS KEY WORD > BREATH
air breathed in and out: the air that a person or animal inhales and exhales
2. air exhaled: the air that somebody exhales, especially with reference to how it feels or smells to somebody nearby
3. breathing of air: an inhaling or exhaling of air, or the entire process of inhaling and exhaling
take a deep breath
4. hint: a faint hint of something
a breath of scandal
5. life: the vital force or spirit of a living person or animal
6. short pause: a momentary pause or respite
7. waft: a fleeting or slight fragrance or movement of air
not a breath of wind
8. soft sound: a sound or whispering that is soft and almost inaudible
There are lots of meanings for breath as you read above > Here we read that :
15 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.
Simply put if you do not worship this image of the beast you will be killed > period no exceptions , it will be the most violent time in the history of man < period no exceptions>
Just remember at the end of the Book of Revelation
JESUS WINS > PERIOD > JESUS WINS >
REVELATION 13:13-14 > TODAYS KEY WORD > PERFORM
1. accomplish: to carry out an action or accomplish a task
2. fulfill: to do what is stated or required
As we read on we see that the second beast was able to perform great signs , so that he even makes fire come down from heaven 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 who was wounded by the sword and lived .
This second beast is given authority by the beast to do great signs such as bring fire down from heaven in the sight of men and deceive them who dwell on the earth by those signs . It also reminds us that the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived is giving this authority to the second beast for the sole purpose of deceiving men .
In the Book of Luke we are forwarned of this event as you read below > in this verse we read that the deceiver will come in My Name ( God’s name ) this simple means that this deceiver will make claims that are untrue and evil and blaspheme God.
8 And He said: “Take heed that you not be
deceived. For many will come in My name,
saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has
drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them
REVELATION 13:12 >
As we continue to read of the second beast , we are told he exercises all of the authority of the first beast in his presence , and cause the earth and all who dwell in it to worship the first beast whose deadly wound was healed .
We are talking about the antichrist and his main cohort , the false prophet < this is pretty deep for first time readers and can be confusing and scary . I urge you to continue on your own the study of the Book of Revelations and prophecy all through out the Holy Bible ,
Pray as you read for wisdom, and understanding of the material you are reading
Remember always , Jesus wins at the end of this book and will return to set up his kingdom to reign forever and ever > Never lose sight of that !
As we continue to read on , John sees another beast coming up from the earth who had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon , will be interesting to see how this fits into the story<
REVELATION 13:9 > TODAYS KEY WORD> LEADS
LEADS>guide somebody: to show the way to others, usually by going ahead of them
In this verse we are reminded that;
9 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.
REVELATION 13:8 > TODAYS KEY WORD> DWELL
DWELL>reside: to live and have a home in a particular place
The meaning of this verse is not to be mistaken
All who dwell on the earth at this time will worship him, the beast , and whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain since the foundation of the world /