Bishop Mar Mari: Book of Revelation Chapter 13 & its relevance to our times – the dragon

“So these are the six empires: Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Medo-Persians, Greek Empire and the Roman Empire. These are the six. The seventh we will discover next week, God willing. Have I got time? Maybe a couple of moments.

We said, what is the beast? It is a pagan empire without the rule of God. It’s a pagan empire without the rule of God. All of the names I mentioned to you are pagans, meaning, non-Israelites. So, it’s a pagan empire without the rule of God in it. Meaning the Egyptians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Medo-Persians, the Greeks, the Romans, came chopping. I must say something. Some of the kings that ruled in these empires and you will count them by the first five fingers, you won’t even get to the fifth finger, some of them repented like Nebuchadnezzar. But in general, all these empires, what are they? Beasts. Where does the Beast get the authority, his throne, his power? From the dragon. Who’s the dragon? Satan.

I’ll leave you with this and that means another two hours [laughter]. Satan was an angel from the very beginning in heaven. When you read Genesis 1:1, it says ‘In the beginning, Elohim created the heavens and the earth’. Heavens means angels. Earth whatever was in it. Angels were created first. The highest rank in the angelic order are called the Cherubins. Satan was one of the cherubs, the highest angelic order. Now when you read in the holy bible, later on, you will see when it talks about the cherubs it says that the cherubin is full of eyes inside and out, inwardly and outwardly, full of eyes. Eye in the bible literally means knowledge. Everywhere you read in the bible mentioning the eye, put next to it knowledge. So he was full of knowledge inside and out meaning he’s extremely smart and knowledgeable angel. Why? Because God chose to create him this way. No one can change this, forever.

Now this cherub was given a choice, from the very beginning. Before Adam and Eve. All the angels in heaven God came to them and said, do you want to stay with me, work for me, serve me or do you want to go your way? Where do you want to go? One of them said, no I will take my throne above all the stars of heaven and I’ll go above God. And I will establish my own mountain. Remember what we read here – there are seven mountains and the seven mountains are the seven heads and the seven heads are also the seven kings. So Satan said ‘I’ll take my throne.’ The throne belongs to who? King. ‘I’ll take my throne above all the stars and I’ll establish my own mountain in heaven. I will rule, government, in heaven. I’ll be god. You’re not just God yourself. I’m god.’ He challenged the Almighty God.

The true divine God, the Creator, said to this angel, ‘You are a creation of my own worth. So you can’t be God. I’m God. So therefore there is no place for you in heaven’. God kicked him out of heaven. He came down with the same thought, with the same idea, with the same mentality. ‘I must establish this kingdom. I failed to do it in heaven. I will succeed in doing it on earth.’

This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. So help you Jesus Christ of Nazareth for He is the true divine God revealed in the flesh.”

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