Exhortations

The Beast and his beasts

The Beast, the Devil, and his minions, the beasts. 

The book of Revelation has been revealed to the servant of Jesus Christ. The revelation came from God about the things to come,  not to put fear in humanity but advice in the name of His love for us. God wants us to come close to Him because we, as humans, are being separated from God because of sins. We chose Him, yet we cannot obey and follow His commandments. We do things dictated by the prince of the air. We cannot deny that this world is the kingdom of Sin.

1 John 5:19—”We know that we are of God and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.”

John 7:7—”The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.”

The ruler of this world hates us because it cannot fully claim our souls, and although the Master of Sin can claim our minds, he cannot claim our hearts. As Paul said in Ephesians 1, “And Him, having heard and believed the word of truth—the gospel of your salvation—you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit…”  

Sin can claim the labor of our hand and our senses but not the whole of our living souls that have been longing for God since Sin entered the world. We sin because we need to survive in this world to continue the race and fight the good fight of faith.

The ruler of this world hates us because we want to overthrow his kingdom and give it back to God, who owns it. Jesus said, “You know that it has hated me before it hated you.” The Spirit of God dwells among us, which is the assurance that they cannot take that away from us.

1 John 4:4-5—”You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore, they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.”

The ruler of this world and his beasts deceive and blind the minds of those who are ignorant and lack knowledge of God’s word. The gods of this world attacked our senses, so we could not see the gospel’s light and feel Christ’s glory. Our weaknesses have been attacked day in and night out. We should strengthen our faith and defense against the spirit now in submission, working with the children of disobedience.

The ruler of this world is coming out to face judgment and is scared more than ever because their time is up, and the ruler is aware that he has been judged beforehand. He was cast out from heaven, and instead of punishment, God is to forgive sins. As they were given a chance to change hearts, they were also given this world to rule, but instead made this earth a sinful place to live, and anyone who wants to change righteously will be treated as an outsider and will be attacked. They will be cast from the world, and the place for them, as Peter mentioned, their destination is called Tartaroo.  This is the place for the angels that sinned against God, the abode of the wicked dead, where they will suffer punishment.

1 John 2:15-16—”Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life are not from the Father, but from the world.”

God is all in all.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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