November 27, 2022

Who is like the beast?

Bible Text: Revelation 13:1-18 |

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We often see in the Scriptures, the rhetorical question, “Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?” (Psalm 113:5-6). Indeed, who is like the Lord?! The answer is a resounding: NO ONE! But in Revelation 13:4, the same question is asked of another by a no-less-passionate multitude of worshippers: “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” The power of this beast, who is otherwise known as the Antichrist, is so impressive that the vast majority of people of earth pledge their loyalty to him, taking his mark on themselves and defying God in the process. Yet God is at work and is, in fact, granting Satan and his minions their last chance to deceive and subvert. And God’s people are showing genuine faith, enduring every crushing persecution that they face from the Beast, revealing the unshakeable security they have as those whose names are written, “in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain” (Revelation 13:8).

Series: Great & Amazing—Revelation (Part 2)
Todd Dugard
Message: 20–Who is like the beast?
Harvest Bible Chapel
Text: Revelation 13:1-18
November 27, 2022

Four Spiritual Laws (https://campusministry.org/docs/tools/FourSpiritualLaws.pdf)
Law 4: We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord; then we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our lives;

I must acknowledge God’s sovereignty over all...

Lest I...

...worship falsely (13:1-4)

The sea [is] a symbol of the agitated surface of unregenerate humanity, which is likened to a seething caldron of confused national and social life out of which great historical movements arise.
George Eldon Ladd

Isaiah 57:20
Revelation 17:15
Psalm 113:5

...believe erroneously (13:5-8a)

Matthew 24:5, 11-12

...and hope vainly (13:11-18)

Hope is a confident expectation and desire for good things in the future.
John Piper

Rather than hearing the call to...

...endurance(13:10b)

Matthew 24:13
Hebrews 12:1-2

...faith (13:10c)

Faith is believing the Word of God and acting upon it no matter how I feel knowing God promises a good result.
Ron Allchin

...and hope in Christ (13:8b-10a)

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