VERSE BY VERSE COMMENTARY ON THE REVELATION "A TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST" by Tony Garland. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Therefore, an icon (εἰκόνα [eikona] ) of the Beast is to be made. Garland approaches the text from a literal perspective and also assesses the weaknesses of various non-literal interpretations. Now the scene of his vision shifted to the earth, and in his vision he stood on the sand of the sea. Revelation—Commentaries. 24:15), it would seem unlikely for the image to be a colossal statue for it would require the removal or modification of the temple in order to stand in the holy place. See, I have told you beforehand”, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Christ is therefore the εἰκών of God. If this is not absolutely true, it is not absolutely far from the truth. Raymond de Pennafort laid his cloak on the sea, and sailed from Majorca to Barcelona, a distance of a hundred and sixty miles, in six hours. The word also involves the idea of manifestation. And he leads astray those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which were given him to do in the presence of the wild beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, to make an image to the wild beast that has the stroke of the sword and lived. Read Revelation 13:14 commentary using A Testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 4:1-11 *Worship of the *Lamb. Read Introduction to Revelation “Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. See Forsyth's Italy, ii. Under him the empire ceased, until it was revived in the days of Charlemagne. those who dwell Some manuscripts in the MT text line have τοὺς ἐμοὺς τοὺς καταοικοῦντας [tous emous tous kataoikountas] , those [people] of mine who dwell. 193-201; Lady Morgan's Italy, ii. The latter may imply only an accidental resemblance, while the former is a veritable representation. Thus, man is said to be the image of God (1 Corinthians 11:7). The chronology of events resumes in chapter 15. 20:4). The four proclamations are plain in their meaning; that all Christians may be encouraged, in the time of trial, to be faithful to their Lord. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by. 24:24-25 cf. Revelation 7:1-17. All this in fact occurred in the decline of the Roman power after the time of Constantine, and its final apparent extinction, as if "wounded to death," in the exile of the last of the emperors, the son of Orestes, who assumed the names of Romulus and Augustus, names which were corrupted, the former by the Greeks into Momyllus, and the latter by the Latins "into the contemptible diminutive Augustulus." the beast which had the wound by a sword. . Most people are inclined to think that the book of revelation was presented in a way as to unfolding the events chronologically from chapter 1 through to chapter 22. of Revelation 13:14 (1) And he deceives those who dwell on the earth (2) because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, (3) telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast (4) who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. The power of this deception will be unique in history. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The Breviary teems with examples of miracles performed by the saints. All that is stated here would be fulfilled if the old Roman civil power should become to a large extent dead, or cease to exert its influence over people, and if then the papal spiritual power should cause a form of domination to exist strongly resembling the former in its general character and extent, and if it should secure this result - that the world would acknowledge its sway or render it homage as it did to the old Roman government. Revelation 3:7-13. INTRODUCTION A. John 13:34-35 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. “beginning and the end.” For information on this phrase, see commentary on Revelation 21:6. (Read Revelation 14:6-13) The progress of the Reformation appears to be here set forth. And he deceives Empowered by the great deceiver (Rev. Does it witness to the ultimate reality, the will of God? the Abomination of Desolation must include something more than merely the Antichrist’s self-proclamation of deity. "This one has "two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon." Revelation 3:7-13. Compare Revelation 13:14. ◄ Revelation 13:14 ► And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. The image of the beast occurs ten times in Revelation; four times in this chapter, and in Revelation 14:9, Revelation 14:11; Revelation 15:2; Revelation 16:2; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:4. However, there is a brief, five-verse introduction to these events in Revelation 11:15-19. Revelation 13 commentary 1. 24:24; 2 Thess. 18:38; 2 Kgs. Revelation 14 will answer two important questions raised by Revelation 13. So it is fair to ask, “Is the beast completely victorious over all God’s people?” Chapter 13 John sees fierce-looking beasts that represent degenerate earthly kingdoms controlled by Satan—The devil works miracles and deceives men. Saying to them that dwell on the earth - That is, as far as its influence would extend. Chapters 10-14 cover personalities and events that fit into various places in this seven-year tribulation period. Revelation 7:1-17. . Fulfilled! (NKJV) B. had—So B and Andreas read. 1:10, 12; Luke 9:54 making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, 14 and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of # 13:14 Or on behalf of the beast # [ch. Rev 22:13 “Alpha and the Omega.” For information on this phrase, see commentary on Revelation 1:8. 12:9+), he produces the fruit of deception. Rev 22:14 Revelation 6:1-17. See on John 1:1. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his … (Tustin, CA: Ariel Ministries, 2003), 257,259,260. Revelation 20 expands Revelation 14:6-7. That he maketh five come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men - That is, he pretends this; he accomplishes an effect as if he did it. 13:1-3; Matt. Many pages might be filled with accounts of modern miracles of the most ridiculous description, yet believed by Roman Catholics - the undoubted means by which papal Rome "deceives the world," and keeps up its ascendency in this age. 2:9-11 It performs great signs, even # ch. 13 # ch. 16:3 The 2 Plague—The Sea Turns to Blood: This second plague kills every living thing in many of … 1 a And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the b sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his a power, and his seat, and great authority. 2Th. Many people today love the sea, but as a whole the Jewish people in Biblical times regarded the sea as a wild, untamed, frightening plac… Revelation 13:8; Revelation 13:14.f.) It is not that the miracle does not occur. But it is a further question as to whether a particular reference lies in this statement of place, which (3220) follows not so much from the symbol of Daniel 7, and from Revelation 17:1; Revelation 17:5, as rather from the parallelism of Revelation 13:11, where the ἐκ τῆς γῆς has in fact an inner relation (Revelation 13:12). This implies that there would be authority, and that this authority would be exercised to secure this object. To the *church in Laodicea. The “beast” – which is the kingdom of darkness (see commentary on chapter 13) – is set against the truth and those who follow Christ. Revelation 20 expands Revelation 14:6-7. Revelation 13-14 - Dr. Charles Revis - 7 Nov 1999 When you go to a restaurant do you have trouble deciding what to order? . for thou only art holy; for all the nations shall … Revelation 13:11-17. The purpose of Revelation 14:14-20 is to preview the final judgment of God against the wicked earth-dwellers. Many people today love the sea, but as a whole the Jewish people in Biblical times regarded the sea as a wild, untamed, frightening plac… Caesar's image on the coin, the reflection of the sun in the water (Plato, "Phaedo," 99); and the statue or image of the beast in this passage, are εἰκών. 1 We have no information as to the size of the image. It’s Your Choice: Beast or Lamb? Revelation 20:14 - Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 5:1-14 . a. in the sight of the beast—"before him" (Re 13:12). That they should make an image to the beast - That is, something that would represent the beast, and that might be an object of worship. See commentary on Matthew 1:20 (“Look!). 2:4), and Jesus tells us that the abomination stands in the “holy place” (Mtt. Ladd held that we should identify the beast itself with its heads, but this leads to a confusion of the figures. Revelation 4:1-11 *Worship of the *Lamb. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 24:15-16: . The purpose of Revelation 14:14-20 is to preview the final judgment of God against the wicked earth-dwellers. “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 2 Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, The Footsteps of Messiah, rev ed. Then I stood on the sand of the sea. “first and the last.” For information on this phrase, see commentary on Revelation 1:17. i. Read Introduction to Revelation “Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 16:3 The 2 Plague—The Sea Turns to Blood: This second plague kills every living thing in many of … by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; the secular power of the Papacy encouraging, confirming, and giving a sanction to those lying miracles, and obliging all to believe them, and come into the things, doctrines, or practices, they are designed to promote: saying to them that dwell on the earth: the apostate church, or the carnal inhabitants of the empire: ordering and commanding them. I. Barton, Bruce B. II. Revelation 13:14 - And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who *had the wound of the sword and has come to life. Mat. by the means of those miracles—rather as Greek, "on account of (because of; in consequence of) those miracles. This need not be taken literally, however, and can simply refer to the Jew’s general homage to Rome’s authority. Here the angel referred to his resuscitation of a formerly dead nation (cf. He claims to be god, but lacks God’s omnipresence. See the notes on Revelation 13:3. Revelation 13:14 (1) And he deceives those who dwell on the earth (2) because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, (3) telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast (4) who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. Revelation 13:14 And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. Salem Media Group. Richard Phillips’ commentary REVELATION is the newest volume in the “Reformed Expository Commentary” series by P & R Publishing. 52B. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast, who hath the stroke of a sword, and lived, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. 24:15) on an ongoing basis as the focal point of worship.1 The image serves as the center of worship allowing the Beast to go about his other affairs of state. Revelation 15-16 will expand Revelation 14:14-20. Juliana lay on her death-bed; her stomach rejected all solid food, and in consequence she was prevented from receiving the eucharist. The more important point is, does it witness to the truth? . but whose fatal consequences were prevented by the intervention of another power. Revelation 17-18 will expand Revelation 14:8-13. I do! So it is fair to ask, “Is the beast completely victorious over all God’s people?” (21) In the Greek the word is in the Dative case, as much to say, as to the worship, honour and obeying of the beast: for by this maintenance of images, this pseudo-prophetical beast mightily profits the beast of Rome, of whom long ago he received them. 3 Steve Gregg, Revelation Four Views: A Parallel Commentary (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1997), 300. 1. Revelation 15-16 will expand Revelation 14:14-20. 11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 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