The Master’s Class, Summit Church
THE DEVIL’S DUO (Revelation 13:4-12)

THE DEVIL’S DUO (Revelation 13:4-12)

December 31, 2017

We are studying the future period called the Tribulation Period that is described in the book of Revelation. During this time Satan will seek to destroy the saints, dominate the world, and cause the world to worship him. Satan will have two agents to do this work, the Antichrist and the False Prophet. The book of Revelation in chapter 13, describes these two agents as beasts that come out of the sea and the land.

The first agent is called the Antichrist and this antichrist is going to be the devil's messiah. He's going to be the one who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he is god, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is god. Remember this about the devil: the devil doesn't want casualties; he wants converts. He wants people to worship him.

The second of Satan’s agents will be the False Prophet. The Antichrist will have an agent who is going to declare him to the world. He's going to have someone who is going to be the one who is his consultant, his person to make him popular and known to the world. This person is the False Prophet.

Satan is a fake, he is a fraud, he is a counterfeiter, and his greatest desire is set his stars above the stars the almighty God. He intends to do this by imitating everything God has. The Bible teaches the Holy Trinity of God, which is made up of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Satan intends to imitate this Holy Trinity of God with an unholy trinity. In the unholy trinity, Satan, or the dragon, is the anti-father, the beast of sea is the anti-christ, and the False Prophet is the anti-holy spirit.

Thinking of it this way will help us understand the work of the anti-holy spirit. When we think of the true Holy Spirit, what is the work of Holy Spirit? What does He do in the believer’s heart? He causes them to love and to worship the Lord Jesus Christ. Knowing that Satan is a counterfeiter, we can then assume that the anti-holy spirit will cause people to worship the Antichrist.

Click on the link below to hear a message on the two agents that make up the Devil’s duo during the Tribulation period. Even today, you have a choice, the beast or the Lamb. The Lamb of God who says, "Come unto me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I'll give you rest," or this beast out of the sea that's going to come out of the boiling, writhing sea of humanity. If the rapture is near, and it may be, the beast is alive and well today on Planet Earth, waiting in the shadows, waiting to step onto the stage.

If the trumpet were to sound today, and it may, and we heard a voice from heaven saying, "Come up hither," and we may, if Jesus were to step out of the glory today to receive His own, would you be ready? Are you saved? Do you know that you're saved? Are you absolutely ready for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ? Are you? I would not go without Jesus Christ 24 hours for anything you could offer me. Why would you go one day without the Lord Jesus Christ? You say, "Well, get right with God, you may die." Friend, get right with God, you may live!

Amen.

THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE BEAST (Revelation 13:1-4)

THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE BEAST (Revelation 13:1-4)

December 17, 2017

The word attribute is defined as, a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something. If I were to ask you to give me the attributes of the Antichrist, what would you say? Is he human? Is he ugly or hideous in his appearance? Can he perform miracles? Is he charming? Is he alive today? Will he be able to predict the future? No, he cannot. People do not know the future.

Do you know who else does not know the future? The devil. Actually, the devil is hideously beautiful, and brilliantly stupid. Why do I say this? Because he thought that he could overcome God. The Bible tells me that he is going to fail at this in a most spectacular way.

But there is one, and only one, who can prophesy, and that is God. It is a Biblical truth that only God knows the future.

Isa 46:9-10
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
KJV

Indeed, only God can prophesy, and the amazing thing is that God has enabled us to know the future straight from His own Words. Thank God that we have in this Bible a more sure word of prophecy, and we need to study it today, because no Christian living in these times can afford to be ignorant. The sands of time are running low for our generation, and history, as we know it, is headed for a climax.

Standing in the shadows in history is a man known as the antichrist, the beast, the man of sin, the son of perdition. This beast has many aliases, but in spite of all of his aliases, he has one heart and one motive. Over the next couple of weeks, there are five things that we need to learn about this beast. Our lesson today is going to focus on where he came from and a discussion of his attributes.

Click on the link below to hear a message on the character of Antichrist.

Amen.

GAINING VICTORY OVER SATAN (Revelation 12:11-17)

GAINING VICTORY OVER SATAN (Revelation 12:11-17)

December 10, 2017

We are studying a period in the future called the Tribulation Period. It is a time which begins after the church is raptured out to meet the Lord in the air. It is a seven-year period of great tribulation and chaos. It is filled with war, disease, famine, and overwhelming demonic activity. During this Tribulation Period, Israel has many earthly foes, but Israel’s biggest enemy is Satan. John describes him as the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan. He is called a dragon, because he is so fierce. He is called a serpent, because he is so subtle. He is called the devil. The word devil means accuser because he is the accuser of the brethren. He is called Satan. The word Satan means adversary. Israel is in a spiritual fight with Satan.

As believers in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are also in a spiritual fight with Satan. Satan has a plan to destroy your witness. He has a battle strategy to defeat you as you do the work that God has given you to do.

In our message today, John speaks of the saints of the Tribulation Period when he says, And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Satan, who is cast out of heaven once and for all, now is here upon the earth. He is filled with violent rage. He knows that things are closing in on him. He's like a cornered animal. He begins to fight against the saints with an intensity that he's never known before, and so there is a battle on earth during the Tribulation Period.

And even though, Satan and his minions, the Antichrist and the false prophet, slaughter untold millions upon millions of people, Satan does not defeat these saints. Instead, the saints gained victory over Satan. And what I want you to see in our message today is that John gives us the three-part formula that the saints used to gain this victory over Satan. And the wonderful thing about this message is that you can use that formula today in this age, or in any age to lead a victorious Christian life by defeating Satan’s plan for your life.

Click on the link below to hear a message on how you can gain victory over Satan in your life by the blood of the Lamb, the word of your testimony, and loving not your life even if it means you must die for Christ.

Amen.

ISRAEL’S SATANIC FOE (Revelation 12:3-12)

ISRAEL’S SATANIC FOE (Revelation 12:3-12)

December 3, 2017

God has not turned His back on Israel. He has not forgotten them, and He has not abrogated any of the promises that He made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Every promise that God has made, God will fulfill completely, and He will fulfill it just as He planned to do so from the foundation of time. God’s plan is on schedule, and that plan includes God’s chosen people, the people of Israel. Israel is God's yardstick. Israel is God's measuring rod. Israel is God's blueprint, and Israel is God's program for what He is doing in the world. Each of us stand here today blessed because of Israel. The Bible that I hold dear to me is a Jewish book. I serve a Jewish Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. And God has made Abraham a blessing to all the nations of the world.

Yet, the nation Israel has a satanic foe. Chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation describes this foe as a great red dragon. John says that he is red because of his bloodlust. He is a murderer. He is called a dragon, because he's so fierce. He is called a serpent, because he's so subtle. He is called the devil, and the word devil means accuser because he's the accuser of the brethren. He is also called Satan, and the word Satan means adversary. Satan hates Jesus, and he hates the Jew. As Bible believing Christians, we are to love Jesus, and we are to love the Jew, if for no other reason than the fact that Satan hates them.

Satan is indeed a powerful foe, but he is also a defeated foe. Jesus Christ defeated Satan when He died on the cross and then rose victoriously from the grave. Satan is on his way down, and all those who follow him will go down with him. First, Satan was cast down from his lofty place in heaven where he was the anointed cherub, ministering praise to God, but still given access to heaven in order to accuse the brethren. Yet there is a time coming when even that limited access is taken from Satan and he's cast down to the earth. And then he's going to be cast into the bottomless pit, the abyss. Then, he's going to be taken out of the abyss and put into the lowest hell, and that's where he will spend eternity and he won't be ruling there in hell. He won’t be in charge of anything down there. He will simply be in the worst kind of torment, for all of eternity.

The one who said, I will exalt myself above the stars of God, will be brought down into the lowest hell. When Satan fell, he took a third of the angels with him. Every one of those angels, that chose to follow Satan, is going to be brought down to the lowest hell with him. Hell was prepared for the devil and his angels. God did not make hell for you. God made hell for the devil and the devil's angels. That tells me if you do go to hell, then you will be an intruder there. You will be going someplace you were not meant to go to, for Hell was not made for you. But if you chose to follow Satan, instead of Christ, then just like these angels, that will be your destiny. Why in the world would you choose to follow a loser? I have made my choice, and I am following the Lord Jesus Christ. I hope you have made your choice for the Lord as well.

Click on the link below to learn about Israel’s satanic foe, and how you can defeat him and live a victorious Christian life.

Amen.