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Lamb and Messiah

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SYNOPSIS  -  In the book of Revelation, Jesus began his Messianic Reign following his Death and Resurrection  –  Revelation 5:6-10 .  The  book of Revelation  assures the beleaguered congregations in Asia that Jesus is reigning and remains in firm control of events, despite appearances or any hostility from the surrounding pagan society. His authority is based on his  past Death and Resurrection , which marked the commencement of his present reign from the messianic “throne.” Already, the kingdom of God is underway on the earth, and Jesus has full authority over life and death. - [ Shepherd - Photo by  Biegun Wschodni  on Unsplash ].

Short Season

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OVERVIEW  -  The Devil will be granted a final “short season” to persecute the saints of the Lamb  -  Revelation 12:7-12 .  When Satan is expelled from heaven, a “ great voice ” warns the “ earth and the sea ” that the Devil has arrived and is enraged, because he knows he has only a “ short season ” remaining to inflict harm on the people of God. First, he attempts to vent his rage by persecuting the “ woman ” who gave birth to the messianic “ son ,” but he is thwarted from destroying her. Next,  enraged further, he launches his “ war ” to destroy the “ remnant of her seed ” - Those who have the “ testimony of Jesus .” - [ Photo by Aron Visuals on Unsplash ].

Seed of the Woman

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SYNOPSIS  –  The “Dragon” set off to wage war on the “seed of the woman,” those who have the “testimony of Jesus”  -  Revelation 12:17 .  Having been expelled from heaven, the “ Dragon ” pursued the “ woman .” However, his effort to destroy her was thwarted with help from the “ earth .” Enraged, he went off to wage war against the “ remnant of her seed ,” A group identified as those who “ keep the commandments  of God and  have the testimony of Jesus .” The two descriptions provide verbal links to other passages in  Revelation . - [ Stone Column - Photo by  Photoholgic  on Unsplash ].

Shepherd of the Nations

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SYNOPSIS  – Jesus is the promised ruler from the line of David, the Shepherd of ALL nations – Revelation 12:5 . The woman “ clothed with the sun ” gave birth to a “ son .” The passage leaves no doubt about his identity. He is the promised Messiah destined to “ shepherd the nations .” Following his enthronement, heaven declared victory - “ Now is come the kingdom of God and the authority of His Christ .” His triumph over the “ Dragon ” means he now rules over the “ whole habitable earth ” to “ shepherd ” the nations to “ New Jerusalem .” The “ city ” will be inhabited by an “ innumerable multitude ” redeemed from EVERY nation. - [ Shepherd - Photo by Pawan Sharma on Unsplash ].

War in Heaven

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SYNOPSIS  -  Expelled from Heaven, the Dragon intensified his “war” against the “woman” and “her seed”  -  Revelation 12:7-17 .  With the exaltation of the “ Son ,” the “ Dragon ” was expelled from heaven, having lost the battle with Michael and “ his angels .” Enraged, he intensified his “ war ” against the “ woman clothed with the sun ,” especially against the “ rest of her seed .” With the victory of the “ Son ,” the “ war ” waged by the “ Dragon ” entered its final phase - the “ short season ” that remained. - [ Photo by Ed Pirnak on Unsplash ].

An Ancient Beast

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SYNOPSIS  -  The “beast from the sea” is the latest incarnation of an ancient creature that has been stalking the "seed of the woman" since the fall of Adam .  In the  book of Revelation , the “ Dragon, that Ancient Serpent ” was poised to make “ war ” on the “ seed of the woman .” Satan was standing on the seashore, summoning his “ seed ” from the sea to execute his “ war ” - The “ beast from the sea ” and the “ beast from the earth .” His intended victim was the “ seed of the woman ,” a group composed of men and women that had the “ testimony of Jesus ” -  ( Revelation 12:1-17 ). [ Photo by  David Clode  on Unsplash ].