Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 26 (5th Head of Antichrist: The Man of Sin?)

By admin On March 24th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – January 26

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5th Head of Antichrist: The Man of Sin?

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“And the angel said unto me,

Wherefore didst thou marvel?

I will tell thee the mystery of the (harlot} woman,

and of the beast that carrieth her,

which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not;

and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit,

and go into perdition:

and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder,

whose names were not written in the book of life

from the foundation of the world,

when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

And here is the mind which hath wisdom.

The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

And there are seven kings:

five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come;

and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth,

and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings,

which have received no kingdom as yet;

but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.”

Revelation 17:7-12

 

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpeg“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge”

Hosea 4:6

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It gives no pleasure to disparage any particular denomination. But for the sake of declaring the whole truth, it must be done.

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And because our public school systems have long ago been taken over by secularists, Satan has had a free hand in scrubbing the history of the Church from history books. Additionally, our public schools from the mid-twentieth century, have discarded all those reading books which once offered Bible stories, only to replace them with atheistic/socialistic reading material.

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And so, a large segment of the populace has little or no knowledge of the oft bloody history of the Church, as well as ignorance of many other aspects of our western culture.

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By the way, the Reader can prayerfully go on You Tube and view some very good accounts of the history of the Church. And all Christian children should have a good knowledge of the past 2,000 years of Church history.

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Burned at the stake – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

Book Burning – Santo Domingo y Los Albigenses – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgBut today’s devotional will address the issue of the Man of Sin.

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So, just who is this Man of Sin?

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Question Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lucifer_na_Mikul%C3%A1%C5%A1sk%C3%A9_nad%C3%ADlce_v_P%C3%ADsku.jpgLet no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition”

2nd Thessalonians 2:3

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Well, most Christians are told by their teachers that some lone individual will rise up in the last 7 years of history (after the supposed “Rapture”) and deceive the whole world into believing that he is some sort of deliverer.

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But really, when we read the 17th Chapter of Revelation, we discover that this composite Beast is made of mountains, kings, and kingdoms, as well as a body of four beasts, which Daniel explains are kings as well as kingdoms. (read and study Daniel, Chapter 7)

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Now, to keep this devotional brief, let it be stated that the 4th head of this Beast and onward is concerning the ruling authorities during the New Testament era:

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The 4th Head: civil Rome,

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The 5th Head: spiritual Rome (Catholicism, which arose out of the ashes of the demolished civil Rome),

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The 6th Head: atheism,

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And the 7th Head: apostate Christianity.

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Now the reason for bringing these things to mind is for the sake of those who insist that this beast is a single individual.

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Satan – Lucifer – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

ABOVE ENGRAVING: Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – this old engraving shows that the Church once realized that the Babylon Mother of Harlots was actually the apostate churches – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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“Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.”

Daniel 11:37

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_wheel.

But is the foretold Antichrist a single individual?

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Well, in a sense they are correct.

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This is because, for most of the New Testament era, the Church of Rome (the 5th Head of the Beast) was ruled over by a single individual, The Pope. And any legitimate historical account will confirm that the Church of Rome, under the Pope’s rule, became a tyrannical beast as it persecuted, tormented, tortured, imprisoned, and murdered many thousands, or perhaps even millions of Christians through the centuries of the New Testament churches. And additionally, that same religious body aggressively destroyed every Bible as well as those who possessed that beloved Book of books!

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As one well-known reformationist wrote, “I know that the Pope is Antichrist himself!” (Martin Luther)

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Torture devices – The Wheel – Calas Chapbook – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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 “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time:

1st John 2

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Now to be accurate, this composite beast, made up of various kings and kingdoms, represents Satan’s Antichrist world-system throughout history.

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And yet, for most of the New Testament era, the papacy dominated the nations of Europe, persecuting God’s people.

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Unfortunately, today’s theologians mostly have abandoned this understanding, and have become adherents to the Roman Catholic “Futurist” doctrine thought up by a Catholic theologian from the 1500’s, named Francisco Ribera. This idea was invented to bring the vast majority of Revelation down to the last 7 years of history, thus denying the office of the Papacy as being the Beast of Revelation.

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ABOVE ENGRAVING: Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – this old engraving shows that the Church once realized that the Babylon Mother of Harlots was actually the apostate churches – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:”

Revelation 14:13

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But having said all these things, let it also be stated that Lucifer is the true “Man of sin”, as it is revealed in Isaiah, Chapter 14.

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In that chapter, Lucifer is spoken of…“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms…” Isaiah 14:12

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Yes, the true “Man of sin” is Lucifer. But it would be a dereliction of duty to not mention the role of the Papacy in the long bloody history of the Church

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Martin, John – Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – 1824 – Wikipedia – public domain

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY”

Proverbs 25:25

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Now, as we begin to understand these things, we can see just how complicated the Bible can be!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpghttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpgBut for all those who are “Wise Men” on the upward Heavenward sojourn, we look upon all these things “narrowly” as Isaiah 14 counsels us.

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And truth-be-told, the entirety of the churches and denomination have been swallowed up by Babylon, the World.

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And so, we don’t want to single out any denomination, but realize that we must “Come out of her My people, that ye not partake of her sins, nor receive of her plagues”. Revelation 18:4

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This above verse speaks of the entire structured and corporate church-world, only to flee to the spiritual mountains of safety and refuge found in a full surrender to Christ and His Word!

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Picture – Lot Escapes – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

ABOVE PICTURE: Holy Bible – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Strengthen my faith that I may endure the fiery trials which are just now coming upon the horizon for God’s people… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place” or you can also read… “MARCH 6 (How To Have Heaven Now!)”

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

 

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LOCATING ARCTURUS…

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An easy way to find Arcturus is to follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper, in the spring through fall (these are the months in which Arcturus is visible). 

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Picture right: constellations span the heavens (Ark in south, 7 Stars in north), and travel from east to west through the night.

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This sketch is of the Summer Constellations as they appear when in the western half of the night sky. The box-like constellation is the The Ark of the Covenant (AKA Sagittarius) is in the south. To the right is both the Flower of the Field Constellation (AKA Scorpius) and the The Cross/Scepter Constellations. Further to the north is the Crown of Revelation Twelve (AKA  Corona Borealis Constellation) and the star, Arcturus. Farthest to the north is the 7 Stars Constellation (AKA The Big Dipper )

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Arcturus (the star that wise-men follow!)”

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TOMORROW…

Daily Devotional, Year 4: January 27 (The War Nobody Prepared For! Part 2)

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