Monday, April 10, 2017

Wounded But Not Fatal

Have you ever heard any stories about a person being terribly wounded to the point that they appeared to be dead? I read a story about the Apostle Paul in Acts 14:18-20, when he was stoned. The people thought that he was dead, but he wasn’t. After they were gone, he got up, by the power of God, and moved to safety. Well, there is another account of one who was wounded and appeared to be dead- out of the game of life – but the wound healed and he revived. Let’s read about it.

“One of its heads appeared to have been slain and killed, but its deadly wound was healed.” Revelation 13:3 CEB Translation

We are still talking about the ten-horned, seven-headed beast that we have identified as the Papal See. The aforementioned scripture just declared that one of its heads appeared to have been slain and killed, but it didn’t really die; it was miraculously healed. So, how was one of the heads wounded to death?

“…General Berthier marched to Rome, entered it unopposed on February 10, 1798, and, proclaiming a Roman Republic, demanded of the Pope the renunciation of his temporal power.

Upon his refusal he was taken prisoner, and on February 20 was escorted from the Vatican to Siena, and thence to the Certosa near Florence. The French declaration of war against Tuscany led to his removal (he was escorted by the Spaniard Pedro Gómez Labrador, Marquis of Labrador) by way of Parma, Piacenza, Turin and Grenoble to the citadel of Valence, the chief town of Drôme where he died six weeks after his arrival, on August 29, 1799, having then reigned longer than any Pope.”

Thus the little horn as mentioned in Daniel 7:24-26 and in Revelation 13:3 was wounded. We shall see how it was healed in our next post.

Just remember, if the Bible declares that it will happen, just wait for it. It will come to pass.

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