Antichrist, The Beast/Resurrection???, Part 5

Revelation 13:3-4 I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

Is this a fake death and false resurrection? Or does the antichrist really die and come back to life?

as if it had been slain, “as if” or hos in the original Greek per Strong’s Concordance means: comparative, as, like, even as, etc. The word for “slain” is sphazo. It means: to slay, slaughter, butcher to put to death by violence, or mortally wounded. Sphazo is the same word used to describe the death of Christ on the cross in Revelation 5:12 …Worthy is the Lamb that was slain… It is also the same word used to describe how Cain killed his brother Abel in 1 John 3:12.

… and his fatal wound was healed.

The word for “wound” in the original Greek is plege. It also means:  blow or stripe. The wound is described as “fatal” or thanatos. The meaning of thanatos is as follows: the death of the body; that separation (whether natural or violent) of the soul and the body by which the life on earth is ended; with the implied idea of future misery in hell; the power of death.

The antichrist or beast appears to be dead or literally, physically dies. Then, therapeuo, he is healed, cured, and restored to health.

There are two other verses in Revelation that allude to this “resurrection” event as well. They are reminders of what happened previously in 13:3-4.

Revelation 13:12b …And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

Revelation 13:14b … to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.

Does the antichrist beast demonstrate a resurrection from the dead? I will leave that to the individual reader to decide. The bottom line, the event is convincing (Editorial note: Satan is the father of lies per Jesus, John 8:44). How can you compete with this guy? He came back from the dead… and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

All of these happenings leave us with a choice. Which resurrection do you believe, the antichrist or Christ?

What is promised if you follow the antichrist? The beast will offer lots of big talk and promises. He will trash talk God and Jesus. He will lead in tyranny. Eventually, one can join him in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10-15).

But if you believe in the resurrection of the Prince of Peace…You have the power over death.

1 Corinthians 15:54-57 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

resurrection-2

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: