I came across a verse this morning that wasn’t particularly familiar but it intrigued me because it was right along the line I had been thinking lately.
Every heard of Revelation 19:20? Now, I’m not the kind to delve much into the book of Revelations, I leave that to the more scholarly type, but like I said I just ‘happened’ to find it. Here it is:
20 But the beast was taken captive, and with it the false prophet who, in its presence, had done the miracles which he had used to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who had worshipped his image. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. Rev. 19:20
Some people think this will be a literal mark and a literal beast, but what if it isn’t? What if that mark is worldliness, carnality etc. that the (un)true followers of Christ have now? What if we will be deceived by not following the humble Shepherd from Galilee?
I came across a book lately that was full of coincidences many of them that seemed miraculous but for some reason, the book just didn’t sit right with me.
Where was Jesus in the picture? I didn’t find any hint of praise and adoration towards the Creator for what He had done. Do these so called miracles bring people closer to the Light, the true light. (2 Corinthians 11: 13, 14.)
We’ve got to be careful. If we are not willing to humble ourselves, take up our cross and follow as close as possible in the footsteps of our Master we can be lead astray.
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.
And what is the truth? To humble ourselves, take up our cross daily and walk with God.
I’d like to hear other opinions on any of these things mentioned.