World Wonders After the Beast’s Wonders
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders: insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” – (Mt.24:24).
“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders” – (2 Thes.2:9).
“And all the world wonders after the beast” – (Rev.13:3).
“And he doeth great wonders… And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by – the means of those miracles…” – (Rev.13:13,14).
God’s Word warns us of the Antichrist and
his False Prophet and says that they shall deceive the whole earth, except for
the born again elect saints, by miracles and wonders. And it ends up by evil
spirits doing miracles that lead the world to the battle of Armageddon –
(Rev.16:13,14). The Devil can do miracles also, not
only God. We remember the wise men, and sorcerers, and magicians of
The whole world wonders after the two Beasts because of all the miracles and wonders they deceivingly do –lying wonders – amen. Satan and his evil spirits perform “wonders” from behind the scenes in order to promote the Beast and the False Prophet and deceive the world. The Antichrist’s personal charisma and political cunning will be enhanced by his power to do miracles. He will dazzle the world with signs and wonders. His purpose of these lying wonders is to deceive and convince the world that his claim to be God is true. The wonders that he performs will be spectacular and will convince the world that he is God.
Miracles will abound during the Tribulation. The Lord will have his two men, the two witnesses, and they will perform miracles also. The lying signs and wonders of Satan’s men, will be much more popular with the unsaved people than the judgment miracles of God’s two witnesses. When the Antichrist-Beast finally slays the witnesses the world will have a satanic X-mas party – (Rev.11:9,10).
Antichrist, the man of sin, will be Satan’s
man even as Christ is God’s man. He will be promoted to the highest office in
the world, the president of the
The Beast will come as a substitute in place
of Christ and be accepted by all the unsaved who rejected Christ. The wicked
world will flock in great numbers and follow “that Wicked one.” Billions of people will be deceived and perish
in hell – “Because they received not the love of the truth, that
they might be saved.” “God shall send them strong delusion.” When a person turns away from the truth of God’s Word,
God allows him to be led off into error. Even already I see the
The Antichrist will imitate Christ as a miracle worker. “Jesus of Nazreth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you…” – (Acts ). Paul’s ministry was honored by God the same way – “Through mighty signs and wonders by the power of the Spirit of God” – (Rom.15:19). And so the world will worship Antichrist and wear his infernal mark in their foreheads and right hands because of his mighty wonders.
The first two times that the word “wonder” is found in revelation shows us the great warfare between the born again children of God, and the children of the Devil. “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven: and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne” – (Rev.12:1-5). We see here Christ and His bride the church, the body of Christ, comprised of both saved Gentiles and Jews, who have the Wonder of Wonders, as their Savior. We see the warfare between the true Wonder and the false wonder, between the born again children of God and the children of the Devil. We are born again children of God and as the wife of Christ we produce born again children for our husband.
Satan, the dragon, and his army of evil
angels are defeated by Michael and his angels and cast out of heaven to earth
and Satan possesses his Beast and goes about making warfare against all the saints
of God who refuse to worship the Beast or receive his mark and makes warfare
As soon as you see the
Emperor Nebuchadnezzar, who is the best type of Antichrist-Beast in the Bible, forced people to worship his golden image under penalty of death, exactly like the Beast shall do (Rev.13:15). In (Dan.3) we see the music preceding the idolatry. Six kinds of musical instruments were used and are listed 24 times as God draws our attention to music. Antichrist will also use music in his worship of his image as he counterfeits the music used in worshipping Christ. But his music will be the music of the world, evil mood music, to put you in a receptive state of mind to worship him.
Even though the unsaved world wonders after the Beast’s wonders, the born again Tribulation saints do not. It’s not possible to deceive the elect of God who have the Holy Spirit of truth in them. The saints and the world are worlds apart and the saints will be persecuted and martyred by the wonder-making Beast. The saints will only follow the ‘Wonder of Wonders,’ the Lord Jesus, who did all the many miracles and wonders recorded in the gospels, and died on the cross and then rose from the dead, which was the wonder of wonders. Hear this beautiful hymn.
Wonder of Wonders
The Wonder of Wonders
As she looked down and smiled,
He was her Maker as well as her child!
He created the womb that had given Him birth!
He was God incarnate come down to earth!
The Wonder of Wonders
As she heard his small cry
That His voice had thundered on
His small hand she held so tenderly
Had made a dry path through the mighty
The Wonder of Wonders
O, how can it be
That God became flesh and was given for me?
The Almighty came down and walked among men;
The Wonder of Wonders, He died for my sin!
Are you saved from your sins and been born again into the family of God through God’s wonderful Son? – “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful” – (Is.9:6). Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved. You become a new creature in Christ – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). Jesus said – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). God is a Spirit and in order for you to become a child of God you must also be born again of God’s Spirit. When that happens you will be a child of the greatest Daddy in the universe and cry out “Abba-Father.”
Do not be deceived by being baptized with water and joining a church made with hands. All the water in all the baptistries in all the world cannot wash your sins away. Only the baptism of the Holy Spirit inwardly through the Lord Jesus can wash your sins away and place you into the body of Christ not made with hands, which is the true church. O do not spurn the love and grace of the Father in giving His only begotten Son on the cross as your Savior by not receiving Him. Receive eternal life instead of eternal death in the lake of fire. Jesus Christ is the miracle drug, the wonder drug that will give you everlasting life.
The greatest and most important miracle is the miracle of the new birth. Make sure this miracle has happened to you. Be ready for the rapture.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
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