Watchman: Daily Devotional, 19. The Beast and the False Prophet (Rev 13:1-18)

The general character of the Tribulation is clearly portrayed in this chapter. It is a time of slavery, blasphemy, apostasy, and gross satanic activity. Let us thank God that we have the blessed hope of Our Lord and Savoir. But let us not, as we contemplate on all this, forget our responsibility to be involved in the propagation of the gospel of Christ, the only hope for the world. The Beast Out of the Sea (13:1-10) As one studies this section, it is helpful to keep in mind that this prophecy is closely tied to the prophecies of Daniel (cf. Daniel 2:42, 44; 7:7, 8, 20; 8:25; 11:36; 9:27). Also remember that this is still a parenthetical section describing one of the key forces, kingdoms, and personages of the Tribulation. In his first advent, the Lord Jesus said: He who believes…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, Mayhem: End-Time Demonic Activities, Watchman: “A Large Scale False Flag Cyber-Attack Is Now Imminent.” Find Solace in Christ

Satan’s Synagogue atop the New World Order The evil Empire of Secret Societies’ relentless and tragic climb to supremacy has led mankind to the point in its history when practically every person in the highest positions is a member of Secret Societies. There are only two historical perspectives: one in which everything happens by coincidence and the other in which everything happens on purpose. The first is held by the ignorant, dumb, and liars, whereas the second is held by the smart. History is constructed on purpose, not by happenstance. Two public personalities separated by time realized this. “Nothing happens by chance in politics,” said Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1955), the 32nd President of the United States. If anything happens, you can bet it was designed that way.” “The world is run by people who are extremely different from those who…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, They Had Lost Their Teachable Attitude and Open Mind. They Believed They Had Complete Knowledge of the Truth and Would Not Accept Anything That Did Not Fit the Hard Container of Their Narrow Thinking

Matthew 9:15-17 (NIV) 15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. 16” No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17 Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved. John’s disciples questioned why they and the Pharisees fasted but not Jesus’ disciples. Jesus responded with a wedding analogy. When there is a wedding, visitors are required to participate in a feast. Jesus has arrived to take the church…

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The Watchman: Daily Devotion, Woe to Him Who Quarrels With His Maker–One Clay Pot Among Many. Does the Clay Ask the Potter, ‘What Are You Making?’ Does Your Work Say, ‘He Has No Hands’?

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Watchman:  (StevieRay Hansen) Over 35 years ago, I made a choice that has had lasting, negative consequences for my loved ones, including the end of my marriage, the upbringing of my children, the collapse of my business, and my imprisonment for six years. Even though I have served my time in prison, I will always be considered a felon. That’s a label that’s attached to my kids, too. The experiences they went through will leave permanent marks on them. I can’t help but think of the passage in Jeremiah where God sent the prophet to the potter’s house to receive a divine message as I reflect on the last decade and everything my…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, First He Challenged His Disciples to Feed Them. He Was Pointing Out Man’s Inability. In the Gospel of John, Philip Calculated What It Would Cost Eight Months Wages to Feed the Crowd. There Were 5000 Men Plus Women and Children. A Little Boy Brought Five Loaves and Two Fish to the Disciples

Daily Devotional: March 4, 2023… Matthew 14:16-18 (NIV) 16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” 17″ We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. 18″ Bring them here to me,” he said. Jesus and his disciples were tired and wanted to get away from the crowds, but the crowds found them. All of the sick people who were brought to Jesus were healed. He cared that they needed to eat. Jesus cares about the things we need to live. First, He told His followers that they had to feed them. He was showing how bad a man was. In the Gospel of John, Philip figured out that feeding the crowd would cost eight months’ worth of wages. There were 5,000 men, along with women and kids.…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional,Paul Said God’s Wrath Is Being Revealed. It Is a Present but Also Progressive Revelation. They Could See the Consequences of Sin on the Physical and Emotional State of Those Who Were Given Over to It. You Can Too, if You Are Discerning

Romans 1:18-20 18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. According to Paul, God’s anger is now being shown. It is a current revelation that is also developing. They could observe the effects of sin on the minds and bodies of individuals who had succumbed to it. If you are wise, you can do it too. The temple was completely destroyed soon after Paul’s passing. Rome will eventually persecute that generation of…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional,You Want to Prepare Yourself and Get Ready for the Imminent Collapse of This Empire Called the United States of America, You Need to Step Out of the Deception and Propaganda of Our Culture, and Get To Know the One Who Is “The Way, the Truth, and the Life,” Jesus Christ

The final phrase of the book of Judges in the Old Testament portion of the Bible, a book that chronicles the moral degradation of society in Israel in the years following Moses’ death, reads: There was no ruler in Israel at the time. Everyone did what they thought was right. (2 Kings 21:25) If we can’t agree on what is “truth” and what is “not truth,” we’re in the same boat as the morally depraved country of Israel, which ceased following Moses’ law and “everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” And that is where we are today in the United States, as people follow their idols and expect to these idols to lead them out of our culture’s current corruption, which is on the verge of collapse. With the country securely divided between “Left” and “Right” views,…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, It’s Your Choice The Ultimate Destination Is Heaven or Hell. You Decide Where You Are Going to Go

Watchman: Daily Devotional  And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.—Hebrews 9:27 As The Makropulos Case opened at New York’s Metropolitan Opera on January 5, 1996, tenor Richard Versalle was performing. He mounted a ladder and sang, “You can only live so long” as part of the action. Then, without warning, he was knocked off the ladder. The singer died of a heart attack, which is a terrible loss. He had no idea he was saying them for the last time. One day, we shall all speak our final words. It makes no difference whether you are an opera singer, CEO, global leader, gang member, or a complete unknown. Eventually, we’ll all expire. If it were your birthday today, what would you do? For all of time and space, where would you like…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, When the Systems and Governments of Man Have Been Judged and Are No More

Revelation 19:6-8 6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. 7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. 8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) When man’s institutions and governments have been condemned and are no longer in existence, the Lord God Almighty will reign over humanity. When that happens, the heavens will erupt with a resounding “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns!” God be praised! Man’s inequities and biases will end. It is indeed something to be thankful for. God has patiently allowed us…

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Watchman: Daily Devotional, The People in Jesus’ Hometown Were Impressed by Him. Once They Realized What He Was Saying, They Tried to Find Reasons to Be Mad at Him. If Someone Doesn’t Like the Message, They Will Soon Become Critical and Start to Find Fault With the Person Who Brought It

Matthew 13:56-58 (NIV) 56 Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” 57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” 58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. At first, the people in Jesus’ hometown were impressed by him. When they realized what He was saying, they tried to find reasons to be mad at Him. If someone doesn’t like the message, they will soon become critical and start to find fault with the person who brought it. The word for offense in Greek is skandalizo, which comes from the word for scandal, skandalon. The word for the thing that sets off a trap is “skandalon.” The trap…

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