Revelation Series: Supper Time

Posted on 17 Oct 2021, Pastor: Dr. Greg Hyler

Revelation 13-14
New American Standard Bible
The Beast from the Sea
13 And the dragon stood on the sand of the [a]seashore.

Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten crowns, and on his heads were blasphemous names. 2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne, and great authority. 3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been [b]fatally wounded, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; 4 they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” 5 A mouth was given to him speaking [c]arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven.

7 It was also given to him to make war with the [d]saints and to overcome them, and authority was given to him over every tribe, people, language, and nation. 8 All who live on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been [e]written since the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slaughtered. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 If anyone [f]is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the [g]perseverance and the faith of the [h]saints.

The Beast from the Earth
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. 12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast [i]in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who live on it worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of the sky to the earth in the presence of people. 14 And he deceives those who live on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform [j]in the presence of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who *had the wound of the sword and has come to life. 15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even [k]speak and cause all who do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 And he causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slaves, [l]to be given a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 and he decrees that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a [m]man; and his number is [n]six hundred and sixty-six.

The Lamb and the 144,000 on Mount Zion
14 Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him 144,000 who had His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps. 3 And they *sang [o]a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one was able to learn the song except the 144,000 who had been purchased from the earth. 4 These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are celibate. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from mankind as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. 5 And no lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

Vision of the Angel with the Gospel
6 And I saw another angel flying in midheaven with an eternal gospel to preach to those who [p]live on the earth, and to every nation, tribe, language, and people; 7 and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth, and sea and springs of waters.”

8 And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “[q]Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the [r]passion of her sexual immorality.”

Doom for Worshipers of the Beast
9 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed [s]in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and [t]brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and [u]whoever receives the mark of his name.” 12 Here is the [v]perseverance of the [w]saints who keep the commandments of God and [x]their faith in Jesus.

13 And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.”

The Harvest
14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like [y]a son of man, with a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand. 15 And another angel came out of the [z]temple, calling out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “[aa]Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth [ab]is ripe.” 16 Then He who sat on the cloud [ac]swung His sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped.

17 And another angel came out of the [ad]temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. 18 Then another angel, the one who has power over fire, came out from the altar; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “[ae]Put in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters [af]from the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe.” 19 So the angel [ag]swung his sickle to the earth and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of God. 20 And the wine press was trampled outside the city, and blood came out from the wine press, up to the horses’ bridles, [ah]for a distance of [ai]1,600 stadia.

Revelation 13:1 Lit sea
Revelation 13:3 Lit slaughtered to death
Revelation 13:5 Lit great things
Revelation 13:7 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
Revelation 13:8 Or written in the book…slain from the foundation of the world
Revelation 13:10 Or leads into captivity
Revelation 13:10 Or steadfastness
Revelation 13:10 See note v 7
Revelation 13:12 Or by his authority
Revelation 13:14 Or by the authority of
Revelation 13:15 One early ms speak, and he will cause
Revelation 13:16 Lit so that they give them a mark
Revelation 13:18 Or human
Revelation 13:18 I.e., spelled out in Gr as 600 + 60 + 6; one early ms has the letters for 616
Revelation 14:3 One early ms something like a new song
Revelation 14:6 Lit sit
Revelation 14:8 Lit Babylon…fell, fell, she who
Revelation 14:8 Or wrath (incurred from God)
Revelation 14:10 Lit unmixed; in ancient times wine was usually diluted with water
Revelation 14:10 I.e., burning sulfur
Revelation 14:11 Lit if anyone
Revelation 14:12 Or steadfastness
Revelation 14:12 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
Revelation 14:12 Lit the faith of
Revelation 14:14 Or the Son of Man
Revelation 14:15 Or sanctuary
Revelation 14:15 Lit Send forth
Revelation 14:15 Lit has become dry
Revelation 14:16 Lit cast
Revelation 14:17 Or sanctuary
Revelation 14:18 Lit Send forth
Revelation 14:18 Lit of
Revelation 14:19 Lit cast
Revelation 14:20 Lit from
Revelation 14:20 Possibly about 184 miles or 296 km; a Roman stadion perhaps averaged 607 ft. or 185 m

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