The Remnant Of Revelation 12 & 17Presentation Transcript
THE REMNANT OF REVELATION 12:17 TWO CHARACTERISTICS: FIRST: THEY KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD SECOND: THEY HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST PART ONE
AND THE DRAGON WAS WROTH WITH THE WOMAN, AND WENT TO MAKE WAR WITH THE REMNANT OF HER SEED, WHICH KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST .
TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY : IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD, IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM.
DOES THIS REMNANT HAVE A TRUE PROPHET IN HER MIDST?
FOR THERE SHALL ARISE FALSE CHRISTS, AND FALSE PROPHETS , AND SHALL SHEW GREAT SIGNS AND WONDERS; INSOMUCH THAT, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, THEY SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT.
HISTORY: 3 METHODS
PRETERISM: PROPHECIES OF DANIEL & REVELATION WERE FULFILLED IN THE SIX CENTURY OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA…
LUIS DE ALCAZAR [JESUIT: SEVILLE, SPAIN]
THE IDEA THAT AN EVIL PERSON WOULD ARISE OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST AS SOON AS THE ROMAN EMPIRE FELL. HENCE, THIS IDEA SHIFTS GOD’S PROPHETIC TIME CLOCK BEARING ROME’S INSIGNIA INTO THE FUTURE.
FRANCISCO RIBERA [JESUIT: SALAMANCA, SPAIN]
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST: HISTORICIST
DIFFERENTIATION: FALSE/TRUE PROPHET?
WHEN A PROPHET SPEAKETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, IF THE THING FOLLOW NOT, NOR COME TO PASS, THAT IS THE THING WHICH THE LORD HATH NOT SPOKEN, BUT THE PROPHET HATH SPOKEN IT PRESUMPTUOUSLY: THOU SHALT NOT BE AFRAID OF HIM.
DRAGON WROTH: WOMAN
AND THERE APPEARED A GREAT WONDER IN HEAVEN; A WOMAN CLOTHED WITH THE SUN, AND THE MOON UNDER HER FEET, AND UPON HER HEAD A CROWN OF TWELVE STARS: AND SHE BEING WITH CHILD CRIED, TRAVAILING IN BIRTH, AND PAINED TO BE DELIVERED. AND THERE APPEARED ANOTHER WONDER IN HEAVEN; AND BEHOLD A GREAT RED DRAGAON. HAVING SEVEN HEADS AND TEN HORNS, AND SEVEN CROWNS UPON HIS HEADS.
ROME: THREE STAGES OF DOMINION
It is a Roman power: For it comes out of the head of the fourth beast, symbolizing Rome.
2. It is a religion-political Roman power: For it is represented by a horn, as political powers, while its character and work show it to be also a religious power.
3. It is a blasphemous power: In that it speaks great swelling words against the Most High. [DANIEL 7:23, 24]. It ruled from 538-1798 BC.
REVELATION 12:6, 13-16
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed here there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And when the dragon saw that he was cast out unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
THE REMNANT DURING THE 1260 YEARS: TIME, TIMES, AND HALF A TIME…
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God , and have the testimony of Jesus Christ .
WHO HAS THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST?
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am that fellowservant , and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
REVELATION 22:8, 9
… And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant , and of thy brethren the prophets , and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
COMPARISON: DANIEL’S AND REVELATION’S BEASTS
REVELATION 13:1, 2
DANIEL 7:3, 7, 8
REVELATION 13:2, 5, 9, 10, 11
And the beast which I saw was like 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 . And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies ; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months . …He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity : he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword . Here is the patience and faith of the saints. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth ; and he had two horns like a lamb , and he spake as a dragon .
FIRST BEAST [SEA] SECOND BEAST [LAND] REVELATION 13:1, 2 REVELATION 13:11, 12
WHEN AND WHERE WOULD THE REMNANT OF REVELATION 12:7 ARISE?
AFTER THE YEAR 1798
AFTER 1260 YEARS
AFTER 42 MONTHS
AFTER TIME, TIMES, AND HALF A TIME.
WHERE WOULD THIS REMNANT ARISE ?
And the earth helped the woman , and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
REVELATION 13:11, 12
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth ; and he had two horns like a lamb , and he spake as a dragon . And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
WOULD THIS REMNANT POSSESS THE TWO CHARACTERISTICS WHICH THE BRETHREN, THE PROPHETS, POSSESSED?
THEY KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD?
THEY HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST?
HOW WOULD THE DRAGON BEAST COUNTERFEIT THE COMMANDMENTS AND THE TESTIMONIES OF JESUS CHRIST?
REVELATION 13:15, 16
And he [dragon beast] had power to give life unto the image of the beast , that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon , and out of the mouth of the beast , and out of the mouth of the false prophet .
FALSE PROPHETS: PROMOTE & TEACH A FALSE PROPHETIC CALENDAR
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and shall think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hands until a time and times and the dividing of time.
And he [Jesus] said unto hem, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his power.
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;…
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings:…
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
GOD’S RESPONSE TO THE LITTLE HORN’S BLASPHEMOUS ACTS
… Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and have the faith of Jesus.
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
… I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
IF BABYLON HAVE MADE EARTH INHABITANTS DRUNK WITH HER WINE, WOULD YOU NOT EXPECT THE CHRISTIAN WORLD TO BE BEGUILED BY HER FALSE PROPHETIC CALENDAR ? INSTEAD OF CHRISTIANS LOOKING TO ROME/VATICAN , THEIR LOOKING TO THE MIDDLE EAST!