Perpetuating the carnal nature

Revelation 13:3   And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.

4   So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”

The world system promotes death and destruction and thus lives to satisfy the temporal desires of “self”.  When Jesus was before Pilate, the governor asked the multitudes what to do with Jesus Who represented Life:

Matthew 27:

20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?”

They said, “Barabbas!”

22 Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”

They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!”

The world says “kill” the One who would bring forth life and spare the one who promotes lawlessness.  The world system is an enemy to Christ, plain and simple.  When the chief priests and elders who represent the world system placed Jesus on the Cross, the beast’s system was being perpetuated.  Little did they realize that FATHER’S Plan included the Cross.  On the larger scale the world system looked to recover from certain extinction and removal when Jesus arrived on earth.  His ministry was one of 3 1/2 years indicating there was yet more to come for all things to be complete.  The Sons would provide the “bookend” for the second half of FATHER’S Plan of redemption and restoration of all mankind.

The world system is any organization apart from FATHER’S plan, will, and purpose no matter what the size.  Cities were formed by men who sought their own way and others grouped together apart from any relationship with FATHER.  Religions formed in the same manner.  Ultimately nations formed and wars resulted because men lost sight of FATHER’S provision.  Out of this evolved the power of the beast in the most subtle fashion.  Competition arose for resources and power and men developed instruments of war to perpetuate their agendas.  Where is Love in all this?  The world system has become entrenched in men’s minds and they know no other way.  The mysteries of FATHER have been hidden from them in order that they be unable to tap into HIS Power for nefarious purposes.

In every past revival, the initial fervor was intense among the people.  Masses would repent and vow to never turn back to their wicked ways.  Sin and lawlessness would subside for a period of time but then their Love grew cold and the “wound” of the beast would heal and it would grow stronger.  Man’s carnal nature would return with a vengeance.  World War I was supposed to end all wars.  Then came World War II.  Men renamed war to the term “conflict” in order to hide the reality of the beast among them.  False flag events designed to sway the masses have been used to move countries to war.  When will it end?  The beast’s wound keeps being healed.

The Latter Rain movement provided a taste of what is coming.  Those who received power and authority walked mightily among men.  I am sure they initially believed that they had entered into the Age of Tabernacles yet that was just another move of the Holy Spirit that subsided as men became “full of themselves”.  I believe that was the seed that needed to be planted and die so that the fullness of the Age of Tabernacles would arise from its death.  The mysteries of Love have been reserved for such a time as this.  The Sons are being matured for the final battle with the beast and everything that represents the world system.  FATHER cannot be placed in a box any longer but HIS Power and Authority will be assigned to those who love not their lives unto death.

Revelation 13:8  All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Those who dwell in Heaven worship FATHER whereas those who dwell in the earth worship the beast.  Where you heart is determines who or what you worship.  Do you worship football heroes, movie stars, cars, houses, clothes, food, or money?  Do you worship your church organization, pastor, or customs?  Any person or thing that takes your focus away from your relationship with Our Heavenly Father becomes part of the world system.  Here we once again have a contrast between the Sons of FATHER and the rest of mankind.  The earth dwellers ridicule the Sons as they continue their maturing process.  They proclaim the Sons to be silly and foolish.  I am always amazed that when men are on their deathbed, they look to the Spiritually mature to pray for them.  They don’t call their favorite sports hero.  They finally get serious at the point of physical death.

Revelation 13:9   If anyone has an ear, let him hear.

It is clear to me that only the Sons have ears to hear and it is Love that opens their ears!  It is Love that keeps their ears from stopping up as well.  Love guides us into all Truth and we must have ears to hear in order to embrace the mysteries interleaved into this final book given to the Beloved Disciple.  The beast will not survive into perpetuity.  His days are numbered.  As the world system continues to grow into such complexity that no man can understand its intricacies, the beast is being set up for a great fall and it will come suddenly.  Be assured that FATHER is not slack in HIS Promises.  Let not your trust IN HIM wane for HE will bring about an end to the beast and its system.  HIS Ways are superior to man’s and the result will be glorious and men will look back at the prior world system and say “What were we thinking?”.

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