Apostle Jacquelyn Fedor
WHO IS THE BEAST?
In Matthew 4:8 the devil took Jesus up on an exceedingly high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of this world and their glory. In verse 9 the devil said to Him: "All these things I will give to you if you will fall down and worship me." Did Jesus tell him the kingdoms were not his to give? No! He just reminded Satan that it is written: "You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve." It was not the time of the end as yet. There will be a time however when God will defeat Satan and make the kingdoms of this world a part of His Kingdom.
In Daniel 7 we see that these world empires or kingdoms are referred to as beasts.
2 Daniel spoke, saying, "I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea.
3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other.
We see the beast of Revelation 19:19 also, as the kings and their armies are gathered to make war against the King of Kings.
19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
There is a clearer picture of the beast at Revelation, the 13th chapter.
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.
This beast is a combination of all ruling powers. What do we have that represents all countries and their political rulers? What makes them one beast? Is it not the United Nations? The failing of the League of Nations (the predecessor to the U.N.) was the fulfillment of verse 3.
3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.
The beast was healed as the U.N. was formed and empowered by the same enemy that offered Jesus the kingdoms (The dragon Satan).
4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"
The United Nations is the counterfeit of Mount Sion just as the beast is a counterfeit of the Lamb.
1 Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads.
Revelation 16:13-14 speaks not only of the dragon and the beast, but also a false prophet.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
WHO IS THE FALSE PROPHET?
The false prophet is the voice of the Adamic church with its false doctrines. It is the church of man built on intellect that supports the beast.
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads (appears Godly as seven is God's number) and ten horns (ten stands for completion and horns are symbolic of power and authority).
4 The woman was arrayed in purple (royalty) and scarlet (claims the blood of Christ), and adorned with gold (those that were God's leadership that turned away) and precious stones and pearls (God's born again people that returned to their Adamic ways), having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations (sin is allowed in her) and the filthiness of her fornication (she cohabits with the governments of the world).
5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
As the false prophet, Babylon claims peace, peace, when there is no peace. She gives sway and agrees to the beast's demand for one world government and one world economy. She welcomes all beliefs in order to become a one world religious system as well. Her people lend their minds to helping the beast, thus receiving the mark of the beast on their forehead and give a helping hand to support the political systems, thus receiving the mark of the beast on their hands also. Remember the words of Jesus to Satan on the mountain? "You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve." The body of Satan, composed of those that are in the image of the beast and wearing his mark, will come against God's born again people. The number of this people is 666. The number is emphasized three times meaning man, man, man or Fallen Adam. These are self willed lawless ones that, like Adam and Eve, choose to be in control of their own destiny.
VICTORY OVER THE BEAST AND BABYLON
Through the study of scripture we acknowledge the Beast as the united kingdoms of this world blended into one world government through the United Nations. We also have come to understand that Jesus promised that His Kingdom would conquer these systems that govern the earth today and the kingdoms of this world would become the Kingdom of God. So how will this happen? It seems in the natural that the world is destined to destroy one another. The future looks dismal for most of mankind if you look at things through the eyes of carnal man. But God has some very real answers to the earth's problems.
To begin with, the Lord promises to "destroy those which destroy the earth." Rev 11:18. Taking into consideration the truth that we are His temple, it is comforting to know that God will destroy those that defile His temple also.
1 Cor 3:16-17
16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
17 if anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
So actually we are going to be safe as God's dwelling place if we are found holy.
HOW DO WE FIGHT?
We are told at Ephesians 6:12 that we are not to wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. So this means we don't come against the people that make up today's rulers and their governments or kingdoms. We do, however, come against the evil that is operating through them. The spirit realm is conquered through prayer and praise. As foreign as it may sound, prophetic warfare praise is one of God's ultimate end time weapons.
UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF THE ENEMY
We read of spirits or principalities operating through the kingdoms of Media, Persia and Greece in Daniel the 8th chapter.
Daniel 8: 19-21
19 And he said, "Look, I am making known to you what shall happen in the latter time of the indignation; for at the appointed time the end shall be.
20 The ram which you saw, having the two horns they are the kings of Media and Persia (the principalities over Babylon).br>
21 And the male goat is the kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is the first king (the principality over the world's government).
In chapter 10, while Daniel was praying to understand why Jerusalem was in such a state, we see that it took 21 days for his prayer to be answered. Why? Because the huge angel Gabriel could not overpower the principality that was over Persia by himself. Michael, the principal arch-angel, had to help him, as we see in verse 13.
12 Then he said to me, "Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard and I have come because of your words.
13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia."
In verses 20-21 the angel makes this very clear and even announces that another, even stronger principality will appear, the prince of Greece.
20 Then he said, "Do you know why I have come to you? And now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come.
21 But I will tell you what is noted in the Scripture of Truth. (No one upholds me against these, except Michael, your prince.)"
These same evil spirits are manifesting through today's ruling systems and sadly to say, through much of the unsuspecting, intellectually run church. God is in direct opposition with the beast, Babylon, and the powers and principalities that live through them. He is establishing His mountain (Mount Sion), His government, His Kingdom and His true church, and He is assuredly against those who support what He is about to destroy! This is why He is saying, "Come out of her, my people! Come out of Mystery, Babylon." She is being exposed for who she really is. She is the great harlot the Kings of the earth commit fornication with. She is busy today uniting all religions into one great city, Babylon. Her sins have reached heaven however, and it says in Revelation 18:5, God remembers all her iniquities.
5 For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
She is corrupt, compromising and spiritually dead on the street. She is Leviathan (the female side of Satan, his bride), and the beast is Behemoth (the goat, the male side of Satan, the opposite of the bridegroom, Jesus). The marriage of the pair has given birth to the body of Antichrist or Satan. These are ones that turn their backs on truth and hate God's anointed. They are living stones that unite to create Black Mountain, the opposite of Mount Sion.
Who are God's people?
2 And many of those who sleep (are spiritually dead) in the dust of the earth shall awake (through baptism), some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 Those who are wise shall shine (they will shine their light through spreading truth) like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.
These are living stones that the Master uses to build His city, New Jerusalem, and His Holy Mountain, Mount Sion. They are separated ones that make their robes white, walk in repentance and travel the highway of holiness. Wise virgins that shine. Did you know that shine, in the Strongs concordance in the Hebrew
means to enlighten, admonish, teach, give warning.
instruct, prosper, skillful, make understand, guide wittingly.
BE SEPARATE FROM POLITICANS, IN THE WORLD AND IN THE CHURCH
DON'T TRY TO FIX IT !
God is calling His people to be separate from man's systems and their religions. Yet millions are still trying to fix Satan's kingdoms, the ruling powers governing the earth today, rather than establish God's. The Lord expects us to have the same attitude that He had towards the world.
1 John 2:15
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world, if anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
We are to seek God's Kingdom, establish the laws and principles that govern it, and live by its truth.
HERE IS THE PROPHET'S WORD FOR TODAY
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
Zechariah says in 2:7:
7 "Up, Zion! Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon."
Jeremiah said in 51:6:
6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompense.
So in closing let me leave you with the same encouragement Jehosaphat gave his people, believe the prophets and prosper. Separate from the systems of man and do not try to fix them, nor can we be a part of the religions that back them. Recognize your enemies and avoid them. Remember, the battle belongs to the Lord and you don't want to be in the way of his wrath. He will be the victor.
20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.