Revelation 17:11 And the beast (Satan) that was, and is not, even he (Satan) is the eighth, and is of the seven (one worldism), and goeth into perdition.
Beasts = leaders, kingdoms, governments, kings
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which
shall arise out of the earth. Who goes into perdition?Revelation 17:8
The beast (Satan) that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit
, and go into perdition
: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast (Satan) that was, and is not, and yet is. Who ascend out of the bottom pit?Revelation 20:1
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit
and a great chain in his hand. 2
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan,
and bound him a thousand years, 3
And cast him into the bottomless pit,
and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more
, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,
except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed
, the son of perdition
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan
with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself,
and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
Ezekiel 28:1 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus (rock), Thus saith the Lord God; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
- God Himself calls Satan a man
- So believe it: this wicked one has the appearance of a man.
- Prince of Tyrus: another name of Satan
- Tyrus in Hebrew means rock or stone
- Isaiah 14 - Lucifer is Tyrus = rock
- In Deuteronomy 32: Satan is the false rock, the false Christ.
- Christ is our Rock
- Deuteronomy 32:31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges
- Satan is always trying to imitate and to falsify, and we see he's even called his own town in olden days the rock
- Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
- In the mist of the seas(people); yet thou art a man, Revelation 17:15 seas in prophecy is usually symbolic of people.
- Verse 4 and 5 will tell us that it was through the monetary system that Satan became strong.
3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
8 They shall bring thee down to the pit,
and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man
, and no God
, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.