I, even I, am the LORD, And besides Me there is no savior. Isa 43:11
The number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. Rev 13:18
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! … And forget not all His benefits: … The LORD has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all. Psalm 103:1-2,19
Deuteronomy 16 –
Worship of God is sacrifice through obedience to God. (Romans 12:1-2) God gives detailed instructions of His requirements: observe, you shall sacrifice, shall eat no, shall eat yes, seven days, you may remember, you may not …, there shall be a sacred assembly to the LORD your God. You shall do no work, you shall give, rejoice, keep a sacred feast, shall not pervert, You shall follow what is altogether just, that you may live and inherit the land which the LORD your God is giving you.” The result is fellowship with God with peace, joy, and blessings.
Psalm 103 – One of my most favorite psalms! Word after word, dripping with facts about our God and His character towards those He redeems! David is telling his soul to bless the Lord God Almighty for a multitude of AMAZING reasons. Please read each word aloud to your self with deliberateness and passion! I am All ways blessed when reading this for my own soul, mind and heart!!
Isaiah 43 – Dear Lord God Almighty, Oh what you have done for me, and for Everyone who lives under Your Christ!! You say – “ Fear not, for I have redeemed you; called you by your name; You are Mine. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; … you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you;” (v.1-4)
I am to take this for my heart and mind daily, when people are fickle, moody, or just “people”, I am to trust and live like Your Word is Fact, which it IS!! You have healed me in So Many ways because You have trained me to do this!! You have changed most of my relationships because of this Word! I Rejoice!! May I be faithful to Your Word too!
Lord God Almighty, You declare that You are the Christ, Who is my Creator: “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the LORD, And besides Me there is no savior.” V. 10-11 (John 10:30, Hebrews 1:3, John 14:9, John 8:58, John 1:1,14) “I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King.” V. 15, John 1:1-2
Your deliverance of me is Permanent! Indeed before the day was, I am He; And there is no one who can deliver out of My hand; v. 13, John 10:28-29
Lord, I am so enjoying the changes You have made in and around me!! – And You are not finished!! I still eagerly anticipate!! “Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth;” v.19 (2Cor 5:17, Philippians 1:6)
I am SOooo sorry when I dishonor You!! When I do not search my heart with the Light of Your Word to see, reject, confess and repent my iniquities to You, the Holy One!! May I never make excuses, compromises, or rationalizations based upon people or my own flesh – but instead run to Your Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) so that You will do: “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.” V. 25
May I give You Great Glory all the days and nights of my life!! I shall not remember the former things! May I be Your good witness in every place and time. May I encourage others to join me in giving You Infinite Praise in all circumstances with great love and gratitude!! (v 7,9-10, 12-13, 18-20-21)
Revelation 13 –
God’s Word is Truth. “The entirety of Your Word is Truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.” Psalm 119:160 (2 Peter 1:20-2:1, 2 Tim 3:14-17, Heb 4:12-13, Isa 55: 8-12, 1Cor 2:13, Psalm 119:105, 1 Pet 1:23, Psalm 119:89
FACT, never fiction, to be taken Eternally Seriously. The Lord God Almighty warns for wisdom, patience and endurance through to the very End. (Rev 13:10, Rev 14:12, Proverbs 1:2, Job 28:28, Proverbs 9:10, Proverbs 14:27, Isaiah 33:6)
Jesus says the time IS set: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” Matthew 24:36 – Confirmed by God’s vision to Daniel. (Daniel 7:7-28; Daniel 8-9; Daniel 12; Matthew 24; Isaiah 48:5; Ezekiel 12:28; Isaiah 44:6-8; Isaiah 45:5-12; Isaiah 55:8-11; Isaiah 66:2 )
Revelation 13 teaches specifically.
The first beast is a ruler who blasphemes God, deriving his power, throne and authority from satan, the dragon. He seems to get mortally wounded, and then healed. In response, people follow and worship him and satan. They fear due to their powerlessness against the world system. For 3.5 years this evil ruler blasphemes everything about God and kills God’s people. The ruler’s worshippers are doomed to hell.
God Boldly Warns: “If anyone has an ear, let him hear. … Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”
Then another evil man comes to power, seemingly kind and gentle, but speaks and acts exceedingly wickedly. “He deceives by those signs … telling… to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.” He “give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.” And “causes all… to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, … no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast….”
God Reveals: “Here is wisdom. …. the number of the beast, …of a man: His number is 666.”
The devil’s goal has never changed:
worship the devil and hate God. Matthew 4:1-11, Genesis 3
Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’” Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. Matthew 4:10-11
Do I live for things, power, pride, money, pleasure, people pleasing, addictions,…? I will get sucked in if I value any thing more than my relationship with the Living Lord God based upon His Son Jesus Christ’s shed blood for my sins.
God says the Mark is coming. It is numeric. Taking the Mark is an eternal pact with the devil. The only option is to depend upon the Living Lord Jesus Christ Now and allways. Lord, may I never trust people, governments or institutions for my sustenance. May I put my full trust in the All Mighty Creator and God and follow Him.
Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me.” And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. John 14:1, Prov 3:5-7, Psalm 1, Philippians 4:19, Matthew 6
Lord God, You assure me that You are Sovereign and in complete Authority and Control. I surrender my sin and willfulness to trust and obey Lord Jesus Christ, through Word and Spirit, with all of me all of the time, no matter what. Change me to reflect You more. Prepare me to not be deceived or fear and to share with others to be saved from present and eternal condemnation, for Your Glory only! John 3:5-6; John 3:13-21; Romans 8:1-2; Romans 8:12-17; Romans 8:31-39; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 21:8; Revelation 20:10