Monday, October 23, 2023

The Beast From the Sea

Broadcast 3828
Revelation 13:1(ASV) And he stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns, and seven heads, and on his horns ten diadems, and upon his heads names of blasphemy.
Read Revelation 13:1-10
In this scripture, we witness the immense sway and dominion of the beast over the earth. The beast was granted the authority to wage war against the faithful. This battle against the saints takes on various forms, ranging from misleading them into false beliefs or outright renunciation of their faith to the physical persecution of Christians. It is through the influence of the beast that Satan brings harm to Christians. The crucial inquiry here isn't about identifying the beast or pinpointing its arrival, but rather, will we yield to this beastly sway that vies for our loyalty?

Dear friend, there is a beastly influence, invisible to the human eye, that has been released over our campuses, offices, the political sphere and even the church, too powerful for any human resistance. This beastly influence challenges the authority of God in our lives. How does the beast conquer the saints? Whenever a Christian denies Jesus in the face of persecution or abandons the faith due to pressure, he has given in to the beastly influence. This influence also encourages believers to live habitually in sin.

The way you will overcome the power of the beast is 'by the blood of the lamb and the word of your testimony' (see Rev 12:11). The blood cleanses you from all sin; removing the leverage and license the beast would have had over you.

The word of your testimony is the word of God that has become Rhema to you. These are God’s promises that have become your own [through revelation].

Go into today knowing that you have been given power over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). If you remain in Christ Jesus, you are the overcomer.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me. I ask that you help me always walk in your light and conquer the forces of darkness against me. Amen.
—Otuokon, Ubokudom & SD Abraham

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