Monday, April 3, 2017

Continued Rise #1

Now that we have seen the birth and death of Christ and the beginning of Christianity, let’s stick a pin in that point.

What I want to do now is to give you a little more background, before we proceed any further. Revelation 12:3-4 describes a great red dragon that is later identified as Satan in verses 7-9, in conflict with Christ and the heavenly angels just prior to being dispelled from heaven. 

Now in verses 5-6 and 13-17 of the same chapter, we read of a man child to be born, whom the dragon hates. He seeks to kill the child (Matthew 2:1-8; 16) and persecutes the mother (which is identified as the church – Revelation 12:1-2). 

John, the Revelator, is intently watching this display and speaks of the dragon that will go forth to persecute the remnant offspring of her children (the last of the faithful saints in the pure church). Right after this very tumultuous conflict, John describes the scenes in Revelation 13.

Now, chew on those facts for a while, and when I post again, we will dive into Revelation 13, which is filled with soooo much good information. I can hardly wait; until then, bye…