Klaas Venekamp Defeating the beast In Your Life Revelation 20 Consider Daniel 7 Wisdom 2 2009-03-01 Ecumenical Moravian Initiatives in Leiden (NL)
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Defeating the beast The elements Revelation 20 : 1-6 Biblical Ti me Era Spiritual Not counta ble Countable numbers By man or Only by God <ul><li>Roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Beast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Angel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Featuring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holy Spirit </li></ul></ul>Read In Pic tures Like a Movie Gives NO Expla nation NO Instru ctions SO ………… ………… . Choos e your scene Global or Indiv idual My choice
Defeating the beast Revelation 20 : 1-6 Why Personal This is Typical PERSONAL The Personal Arrangement The Holy Spirit has Prepared For you The Beast is in YOU in ME The "GIANT Me" Text No limitations Use your Imagination Jump out of the box Discover Global Setting Assumes World change Starts personal with YOU and ME First Fruits For the Lamb
Defeating the beast Revelation 20 : 1-6 Biblical Numbers Days and Years Not Coun table Spiritual Eternal Name of JWH Who was before all Who is Who will be when all is over Forgive ness 70 times 70 times Crea tion?? Count able By man 12 disciples Not by man Only by God Lifetime Abra ham Moz es Historical era Slavery in Egypt, Exile in Babelon Rest of your Life Numbers Numbers Numbers PS 90:4 2 Petr 3:8
Defeating the beast Revelation 20 : 1-6 Psalm 90 : 4 A thousand years to you are like one day; they are like yesterday, already gone, like a short hour in the night. 2 Petr 3:8 Dear friends, don't forget that for the Lord one day is the same as a thousand years, and a thousand years is the same as one day Numbers Numbers Numbers PS 90:4 2 Petr 3:8 Men: 1000 Yr HOURS 24*( 364*743+365*257) Gods Calculation 1 day = 1000 year 1000 year = 1 day 1000 years = Eye wink
Defeating the beast The Beast Character The Giant ME The BEAST Uncontrolled Mighty Powers Beast Dragon Snake Blackmail Entries Used by the Beast Sign of the beast Hand Forehead RFID CHIP Ease of entrance Disco Train Airplane Giant ME Demands Satisfaction Never Enough Satisfaction Power Possession Glory Poison Ease of Life Dumbness Commercial traps Laziness Non Critic Idolatry Drugs Sex People Fear Strangles Dependency SCAREY !!!!
Defeating the beast Is possible C A V E O F T H E B E A S T The Beast The Giant ME Beast Dragon Snake The BEAST Blackmail Entries Used by the Beast Sign of the beast Hand Forehead RFID CHIP Ease of entrance Disco Train Airplane Giant ME Demands Satisfaction Never Enough Satisfaction Power Possession Glory Poison Ease of Life Dumbness Commercial traps Laziness Non Critic Idolatry Drugs Sex People Fear Strangles Dependency Uncontrolled Mighty Powers SCAREY !!!! SCARES Binds Puts Away Deep Cave Closes IN Locks Cave Most Powerfull Angel IS The Holy Spirit
Defeating the beast Only after conversion Triune GOD JESUS Messiah HOLY SPIRT Open Your Turn Confess I Need Help Jesus Only resource I lack power Most Powerful Angel Worship God Love Jesus Trust Holy Spirit 1000 year Kingdom Priest Of Jesus Results in
Defeating the Beast HOW Triune GOD JESUS Messiah HOLY SPIRT Enter 1000 year K ingdom Lifetime from your conversion till you cross the border between earthly life and earthly dead Do what you should do If you do what Jesus Expects his followers to do lock Open
Defeating the beast The 1000 year kingdom ends At the Border of earthly Life A signed Passport is a One way Ticket to Heaven With a Crucifix signed passport You recognize Jesus Messiah as YOUR SAVIOR and Worship HIM Open lock Pass Port ? SIGNED ? Jesus Messiah You At the border See what happened On Calvary Jesus said to the Converted Criminall You Go with me in the kingdom of heaven Just a few minutes Before the criminal died When Signed ?? Hour 3rd 6th 9th 11th
Defeating the beast Signed Passport <ul><li>Not </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second death </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign of Beast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judgment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priests of God </li></ul></ul> Pass Port ? SIGNED ? Jesus Messiah You Open At the border See what happened On Calvary Jesus said to the Converted Criminall You Go with me in the kingdom of heaven Just a few minutes Before the criminal died When Signed Hour 3rd 6th 9th 11th lock
Defeating the beast The 1000 year kingdom ends At the Border of earthly Life The Beast Released Scared To Death NO PLACE In heaven Flees Back to Earth Collects Dark Powers Pass Port ? SIGNED ? Jesus Messiah You Open At the border See what happened On Calvary Jesus said to the Converted Criminall You Go with me in the kingdom of heaven Just a few minutes Before the criminal died When Signed Hour 3rd 6th 9th 11th lock THE BEAST THE BEAST THE BEAST THE BEAST THE BEAST THE BEAST
Defeating the beast The 1000 year kingdom ends At the Border of earthly Life The Beast Fools Countrys Back on Earth Collects Dark Powers GOG MAGOG Pass Port ? SIGNED ? Jesus Messiah You Open At the border See what happened On Calvary Jesus said to the Converted Criminall You Go with me in the kingdom of heaven Just a few minutes Before the criminal died When Signed Hour 3rd 6th 9th 11th THE BEAST THE BEAST THE BEAST THE BEAST THE BEAST THE BEAST
Only Remedy Trust Jesus Messiah The Beast is terrified Because Jesus Messiah is the Holy Spirit is God Because the Beast is doomed to Pool of Fire Defeating the beast In The World The Beast collects Powers in Kingdoms On Earth The Beast Enlarges The Blackmail Powers
Defeating the beast SECOND DEATH Not Signed Passport Second death Sign of Beast Judgment Pool of Fire Jesus Messiah Book Of Live Pool of Fire Pool of Fire GOG MAGOG Pool of Fire Pool of Fire Pool of Fire Pass Ports SIGNED
Appendix <ul><li>Revelation 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew </li></ul><ul><li>Luke </li></ul><ul><li>John </li></ul><ul><li>Marc </li></ul>Press enter To read the Appendix
Revelation 20 The Thousand Years 1 I saw an angel come down from heaven, carrying the key to the deep pit and a big chain. 2 He chained the dragon for a thousand years. It is that old snake, who is also known as the devil and Satan. 3 Then the angel threw the dragon into the pit. He locked and sealed it, so that a thousand years would go by before the dragon could fool the nations again. But after that, it would have to be set free for a little while. 4I saw thrones, and sitting on those thrones were the ones who had been given the right to judge. I also saw the souls of the people who had their heads cut off because they had told about Jesus and preached God's message. They were the same ones who had not worshiped the beast or the idol, and they had refused to let its mark be put on their hands or foreheads. They will come to life and rule with Christ for a thousand years. 5 These people are the first to be raised to life, and they are especially blessed and holy. The second death has no power over them.6 They will be priests for God and Christ and will rule with them for a thousand years. No other dead people were raised to life until a thousand years later. Satan Is Defeated 7 At the end of the thousand years, Satan will be set free. 8 He will fool the countries of Gog and Magog, which are at the far ends of the earth, and their people will follow him into battle. They will have as many followers as there are grains of sand along the beach, 9 and they will march all the way across the earth. They will surround the camp of God's people and the city that his people love. But fire will come down from heaven and destroy the whole army. 10 Then the devil who fooled them will be thrown into the lake of fire and burning sulfur. He will be there with the beast and the false prophet, and they will be in pain day and night forever and ever. The Judgment at the Great White Throne 11 I saw a great white throne with someone sitting on it. Earth and heaven tried to run away, but there was no place for them to go. 12 I also saw all the dead people standing in front of that throne. Every one of them was there, no matter who they had once been. Several books were opened, and then the book of life was opened. The dead were judged by what those books said they had done. 13 The sea gave up the dead people who were in it, and death and its kingdom also gave up their dead. Then everyone was judged by what they had done. 14 Afterwards, death and its kingdom were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 Anyone whose name wasn't written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
Wisdom 2 Wicked Thinking 1 Wicked people are wrong when they say to themselves, “Our life is short and full of sorrow, and when its end comes, there is no escape. No one has ever been known to come back from the world of the dead.2 We were born by chance, and after life is over, we will be as if we had never been born at all. Our breath is no more than a puff of smoke; our mind is nothing more than a spark thrown off by the beating of our heart. 3 When that spark dies, our body will crumble into ashes, and our breath will become part of the empty air. 4 In time, no one will remember anything we ever did, and even our names will be forgotten. Our lives will pass away like the traces of clouds and vanish like fog in the heat of the sun. 5 Our time on earth is like a passing shadow. There is no escape from the day of our death; it is fixed, and no one can postpone it.” 6 The wicked say, “Come on, then, let's enjoy the good things of life, and live in this world the way we did when we were young and free of care! 7 Let's drink the most expensive wines and use the finest perfumes. Let's not miss a single flower in the springtime! 8 Before the roses wither, let's pick them and wear them in our hair! 9 Let's all join in and leave signs everywhere of our carefree revelry! Life owes us that much! 10 “We'll oppress the poor, even if they are righteous. We'll show no respect for widows or old people. 11 We'll call ourselves right if we are strong enough to get what we want. No one ever got anywhere by being weak! 12 Righteous people are nothing but a nuisance, so let's look for chances to get rid of them. They are against what we do; they accuse us of breaking the Law of Moses and violating the traditions of our ancestors. 13 They claim to know God, and they call themselves the Lord's children. 14 We can't stand the sight of people like that; what they are contradicts our whole way of thinking. 15 They are not like other people; they have strange ways. 16 They think that our moral standards are so corrupt that everything we do should be avoided. They boast of having God for their Father, and believe that when all is said and done, only the righteous will be happy. 17 But we'll see if that's true! Let's see what will happen when it's time for them to die! 18 If the righteous really are God's children, God will save them from their enemies. 19 So let's put them to the test. We'll be cruel to them, and torment them; then we'll find out how calm and reasonable they are! We'll find out just how much they can stand! 20 We'll condemn them to a shameful death. After all, they say that God will protect them.” 21 That is how evil people think, but they are wrong. They are blinded by their own wickedness. 22 They have never known God's secrets, never hoped for the rewards of a holy and blameless life. 23 When God created us, he did not intend for us to die; he made us like himself. 24 It was the Devil's jealousy that brought death into the world, and those who belong to the Devil are the ones who will die.
Daniel 7 Daniel's Vision of the Four Beasts 1-2 Daniel wrote: In the first year of King Belshazzar of Babylonia, I had some dreams and visions while I was asleep one night, and I wrote them down. The four winds were stirring up the mighty sea, 3 when suddenly four powerful beasts came out of the sea. Each beast was different. 4 The first was like a lion with the wings of an eagle. As I watched, its wings were pulled off. Then it was lifted to an upright position and made to stand on two feet, just like a human, and it was given a human mind. 5 The second beast looked like a bear standing on its hind legs. It held three ribs in its teeth, and it was told, “Attack! Eat all the flesh you want.” 6 The third beast was like a leopard—except that it had four wings and four heads. It was given authority to rule. 7 The fourth beast was stronger and more terrifying than the others. Its huge teeth were made of iron, and what it didn't grind with its teeth, it smashed with its feet. It was different from the others, and it had horns on its head—ten of them. 8 Just as I was thinking about these horns, a smaller horn appeared, and three of the other horns were pulled up by the roots to make room for it. This horn had the eyes of a human and a mouth that spoke with great pride. Judgment Daniel wrote: 9 Thrones were set up while I was watching, and the Eternal God took his place. His clothing and his hair were white as snow. His throne was a blazing fire with fiery wheels, 10 and flames were dashing out from all around him. Countless thousands were standing there to serve him. The time of judgment began, and the books were opened. 11 I watched closely to see what would happen to this smaller horn because of the arrogant things it was saying. Then before my very eyes, the fourth beast was killed and its body destroyed by fire. 12 The other three beasts had their authority taken from them, but they were allowed to live a while longer. 13 As I continued to watch the vision that night, I saw what looked like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven, and he was presented to the Eternal God. 14 He was crowned king and given power and glory, so that all people of every nation and race would serve him. He will rule forever, and his kingdom is eternal, never to be destroyed. The Meaning of Daniel's Vision 15 Daniel wrote: I was terrified by these visions, and I didn't know what to think. 16 So I asked one of those standing there, and he explained, 17 “The four beasts are four earthly kingdoms. 18 But God Most High will give his kingdom to his chosen ones, and it will be theirs forever and ever.” 19 I wanted to know more about the fourth beast, because it was so different and much more terrifying than the others. What was the meaning of its iron teeth and bronze claws and of its feet that smashed what the teeth and claws had not ground and crushed? 20 I also wanted to know more about all ten of those horns on its head. I especially wanted to know more about the one that took the place of three of the others—the horn that had eyes and spoke with arrogance and seemed greater than the others. 21 While I was looking, this horn attacked God's chosen ones and was winning the battle. 22 Then God Most High, the Eternal God, came and judged in favor of his chosen ones, because the time had arrived for them to be given the kingdom. 23 Then I was told by the one standing there: “The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom to appear on earth. It will be different from all the others— it will trample the earth and crush it to pieces. All ten of those horns are kings who will come from this kingdom, and one more will follow. This horn will be different from the others, and it will conquer three other kings. 25“This king will speak evil of God Most High, and he will be cruel to God's chosen ones. He will try to change God's Law and the sacred seasons. And he will be able to do this for a time, two times, and half a time. 26 But he will finally be judged, and his kingdom completely destroyed. 27 “Then the greatest kingdom of all will be given to the chosen ones of God Most High. His kingdom will be eternal, and all others will serve and obey him.” 28 That was what I saw and heard. I turned pale with fear and kept it all to myself.