Week 52   Day 5


Even at this point the angels are still preaching 

            to every nation 



Heaven will be the most inclusive place on earth!


Since God is not willing that any one should perish 

            maybe this vision of John

            is placed here at the end of the Bible

            because if God can't get you into the kingdom

            any other way 

            maybe you can be scared into it!


To the scattered pilgrims

            this vision may have been comforting 

but to any one else

            it does sound very scary 


And rightly so 

            it is a dreadful thing

            to reject our creator 

                          our heavenly father

                          our dying savior

You would certainly want to be on the right side at the end.




                                          MORE BEASTS

The battle rages between the saints and the forces of evil.

                                       Revelation 13 & 14


    1Then I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven

heads and ten horns; on his horns were ten crowns, and on his

heads a blasphemous name.  2The beast was like a leopard, his

feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of

a lion.  The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great

authority.  3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally

wounded, and his deadly wound was healed.  All the world

marveled.  4They worshiped the dragon who gave authority to

the beast; and they worshiped the beast.

    5He was given to speaking great blasphemies for forty-two

months.  7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints

and to overcome them.  8All who dwell on earth will worship

him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life.

    9Hear this: 10He 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.

    11Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and

he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.  12He

exercises all the authority of the first beast, and causes those

who dwell on the earth to worship the first beast, whose deadly

wound was healed.  13He performs great signs, even making

fire come down from heaven.  14So he deceives those on earth. 

16He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and

slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,

17that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or

the name of the beast, or the number of his name.  Calculate the

number of the beast for it is the number of a man:  666.

    1Then behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with

Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's

name written on their foreheads.  3They sang as it were a new

song before the throne, 4and follow the Lamb wherever He goes. 

These were redeemed from among men, 5and in their mouth

was found no deceit, for they are without fault before God.

    6Another angel, having the everlasting gospel to preach to

those who dwell on the earth--to every nation, tribe, tongue--

7said, "The hour of judgment has come." 

    14Behold:  One like the Son of Man, having on His head a

golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.  15Another angel

cried, "Reap, for the time has come, the harvest of the earth is

ripe."  16So he thrust in His sickle, and the earth was reaped.
               This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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