With the parallels between Christ and this Beast we are supposed to be alerted to the need for real discernment – what is worse is that Satan is allowed in a limited but still potent way, not only to deceive but to war and to conquer! He is a counterfeit with a club! That means that we are going to need more than just discernment. In fact John tells us what we are going to need … he says at the end of v.10 that in Satan’s great counterfeit Beast there is a call for two things: endurance and Faith. we need endurance and faith this side of the resurrection to fight the good fight! and the passage I believe, will teach us that the Truth of Christ is our greatest TONIC for Spiritual endurance!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons Revelation Of (Revelation 1:1-3) May 5, 2019 Great Greetings (Revelation 1:9-20) May 12, 2019 Seeing Jesus Fully (Revelation 1:9-20) May 19, 2019 Ephesus, fallen from first love (Revelation 2:1-7) May 26, 2019 Smyrna, Aroma of Suffering (Revelation 2:8-11) June 2, 2019 Pergamum, Needing Inclusion (Revelation 2:12-17) June 9, 2019 Thyatira Trouble with Tolerance (Revelation 2:18-29) June 16, 2019 Sardis, Wake up and Walk in White (Revelation 3:1-6) June 23, 2019 Philadelphia, Door None Can Shut (Revelation 3:7-13) June 30, 2019 Laodicea, Free Food (Revelation 3:14-22) July 7, 2019 Discipline and Love (Revelation 3:14-22) July 14, 2019 A Door Open to the Throne (Revelation 4:1-6)… (read more)