However, there is a brief, five-verse introduction to these events in Revelation 11:15-19. See commentary on Matthew 1:20 (“Look!). Revelation 6:1-17. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. Revelation 14 Chapter 13 We have, in this chapter, a further discovery and description of the church’s enemies: not other enemies than are mentioned before, but described after another manner, that the methods of their enmity may more fully appear. Revelation 13:8; Revelation 13:14.f.) 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. Romans 1:24, an image of men, birds, beasts, etc. Thus, Colossians 1:15, where, in the image there is an implied contrast with the invisible God. See, I have told you beforehand”, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 16:14; 19:20; Deut. N.T. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by. Commentary on Revelation 13:11-18 (Read Revelation 13:11-18) Those who understand the first beast to denote a worldly power, take the second to be also a persecuting and assumed power, which acts under the disguise of religion, and of charity to the souls of men. a. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Security and *salvation. Revelation 3:14-22 – [Laodicea] (Rev 3:14) – 14 And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: “to the angel” (See commentary Rev 1:20 and Rev 2:1 – Ephesus) “the Amen” Trustworthy, firm, true, truly, certain, faithfulness, surely. Juliana lay on her death-bed; her stomach rejected all solid food, and in consequence she was prevented from receiving the eucharist. Revelation 7:1-17. 2:9-11 It performs great signs, even # ch. for thou only art holy; for all the nations shall … Many people today love the sea, but as a whole the Jewish people in Biblical times regarded the sea as a wild, untamed, frightening plac… It is not that the miracle does not occur. preterist commentary on revelation and the seven trumpets and bowls “The 6 th angel poured his bowl on the EUPHRATES, AND IT DRIED UP FOR THE KINGS OF THE EAST.” (Rev 16:12) “DEMONS PERFORMED MIRACULOUS SIGNS, and they went to the kings of the world, … Richard Phillips’ commentary REVELATION is the newest volume in the “Reformed Expository Commentary” series by P & R Publishing. pp. Raymond de Pennafort laid his cloak on the sea, and sailed from Majorca to Barcelona, a distance of a hundred and sixty miles, in six hours. . Chapter 13 John sees fierce-looking beasts that represent degenerate earthly kingdoms controlled by Satan—The devil works miracles and deceives men. 13:1-3; Matt. Revelation 13:11-17. In each case, Christ's admonition is that we should have a healthy skepticism of miracles because miracles may produce deception. Thus, the two stages of the Abomination of Desolation, lasting a total of 1,290 days will be the declaration of deity by the Antichrist in the Holy of Holies followed by the setting up of his image in the same place.2, The making of an image to the beast (v. 14), or an image of the beast (v. 15), the giving breath to the image, and the requirement that all men worship it are difficult features to correlate with any action known to have occurred in Israel in the first century. Then I stood on the sand of the sea: In Revelation 12, John’s vision mainly had heaven in view. And he deceives Empowered by the great deceiver (Rev. Revelation 13:14 (1) And he deceives those who dwell on the earth (2) because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, (3) telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast (4) who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. Compare Revelation 13:14. Now the scene of his vision shifted to the earth, and in his vision he stood on the sand of the sea. If this is not absolutely true, it is not absolutely far from the truth. 1. "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love forone another." VERSE BY VERSE COMMENTARY ON THE REVELATION "A TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST" by Tony Garland. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Revelation 3:14-22 *Worship in heaven: Revelation 4:1-5:14 *Worship of God who created all things. The first of two beasts (Revelation 13:1-10) Furthermore, the Daniel and Matthew passages implied an image or idol that would be erected in the Temple. See the notes on Revelation 13:3. That he maketh five come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men - That is, he pretends this; he accomplishes an effect as if he did it. that they should make an image to the beast which had the wound by a sword, and did live; meaning the Roman empire, which had received a deadly wound in its sixth head, the emperors, by the sword of the Goths, Huns, &c. but now revived in its seventh head, the pope of Rome, to whom the ten kings gave their kingdoms: the image made to this beast some understand of the translation of the empire to Charles the great, and his successors the emperors, by the pope of Rome, he ordaining so many electors to chose a king of the Romans, and elect an emperor when one was wanting; and this was an image to the first beast, a shadow, an appearance of the Roman empire, and but a shadow; for the power of inaugurating and crowning these emperors, and of setting up and deposing them when the pope pleased, lie reserved to himself: but rather this designs the image worship, or the worshipping of idols of gold and silver, of wood and stone, which he caused the inhabitants of the earth to make, and give adoration to; or else the whole Papal religion, and the Papacy itself, for the beast, and the image of the beast, are all along in this book afterwards mentioned together as being the same, Revelation 14:9, which is an image of the Gentile religion, in their high priest, priests, temples, idols, offerings, garments, worshipping of angels, and saints departed, with a numerous train of rites and ceremonies, borrowed from the old Pagan religion; hence the Papists are called Gentiles, Revelation 11:2, the Roman empire, represented by these two beasts, and this image, had now one head, the pope, as before an emperor, and a religion in it much resembling its ancient one; but, before that was set up, this image was in being. In compliance with her earnest solicitations, the consecrated wafer was laid on her breast; the priest prayed; the wafer vanished, and Juliana expired. Rev 22:13 “Alpha and the Omega.” For information on this phrase, see commentary on Revelation 1:8. 1 a And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the b sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Mat. which—A, B, and C read, "who"; marking, perhaps, a personal Antichrist. The Breviary teems with examples of miracles performed by the saints. This would receive its fulfillment if it be supposed that the first "beast" represented the ancient Roman civil power as such; that this died away - as if the head had received a fatal wound; that it was again revived under the influence of the papacy; and that, under that influence, a civil government, strongly resembling the old Roman dominion, was caused to exist, depending for its vital energy on the papacy, and, in its turn, lending its aid to support the papacy. Many pages might be filled with accounts of modern miracles of the most ridiculous description, yet believed by Roman Catholics - the undoubted means by which papal Rome "deceives the world," and keeps up its ascendency in this age. The word played an important part in the Arian controversy, in which the distinction was sharply emphasized between εἰκών image as assuming a prototype, and therefore as properly representing the relation of the Son to the Father, and ὁμοίωμα likeness, as implying mere similitude, and not embodying the essential verity of the prototype. See on John 1:1. Revelation—Commentaries. The power of this deception will be unique in history. Such things are constantly occurring; and it is by these that the supremacy of the papacy has been and is sustained. In the empire which then sprung up, and which owed much of its influence to the sustaining aid of the papacy, we discern the "image" of the former Roman power; the prolongation of the Roman ascendency over the world. The image involves the likeness, but the likeness does not involve the image. Justin, I may have to say that the issue on the chronology of the book of revelation could be the source of your confusion. Revelation 13:13-14. If you really want to understand this great book, Garland's commentary will not disappoint! Salem Media Group. Evidently this resuscitation will happen near the middle of the Tribulation. by the means of those miracles—rather as Greek, "on account of (because of; in consequence of) those miracles. by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; the secular power of the Papacy encouraging, confirming, and giving a sanction to those lying miracles, and obliging all to believe them, and come into the things, doctrines, or practices, they are designed to promote: saying to them that dwell on the earth: the apostate church, or the carnal inhabitants of the empire: ordering and commanding them. This probably occurs after the initial declaration of deity made in the person of the Beast himself (2Th. Garland approaches the text from a literal perspective and also assesses the weaknesses of various non-literal interpretations. Description - Garland's work is one of the best commentaries available on the book of the Revelation. Saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live: make an image to the beast which had the wound by a sword. 13 # ch. 2:9-11 It performs great signs, even # ch. Read parallel Bibles online translations with Strong's Concordance & Hebrew and Greek. 2Th. However, there is a brief, five-verse introduction to these events in Revelation 11:15-19. Revelation 3:7-13. Revelation 17-18 will expand Revelation 14:8-13. but whose fatal consequences were prevented by the intervention of another power. Ladd held that we should identify the beast itself with its heads, but this leads to a confusion of the figures. REVELATIO 13 COMME TARY EDITED BY GLENN PEASE HERE IS AN EXCELLENT MESSAGE AS AN INTRODUCTION TO THIS AND THE NEXT CHAPTER. Then I stood on the sand of the sea: In Revelation 12, John’s vision mainly had heaven in view. Colossians 3:10, "the image of Him that created him;" i.e., the moral likeness of renewed men to God. “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. Revelation 13:14 (1) And he deceives those who dwell on the earth (2) because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, (3) telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast (4) who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. . 52B. Some preterist scholars assume that verses like Isaiah 26:7, Isaiah 40:4, Isaiah 49:11 and Micah 1:3-6 were fulfilled in a non-literal manner, if this is true then this idea implies that the splitting of the Mt. (Read Revelation 14:6-13) The progress of the Reformation appears to be here set forth. The image of the beast occurs ten times in Revelation; four times in this chapter, and in Revelation 14:9, Revelation 14:11; Revelation 15:2; Revelation 16:2; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:4. See Gibbon, iii.344ff. Rev. 16:14; 19:20; Deut. Read Introduction to Revelation “The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. It is not necessary to suppose that he actually did this, anymore than it is to suppose that he actually performed the other pretended miracles referred to in other places. Revelation 3:14-22 *Worship in heaven: Revelation 4:1-5:14 *Worship of God who created all things. Revelation 13:14 And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. Hence Philo applied the term to the Logos. This section will be expanded in chapters 15-19. with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousess. Now the scene of his vision shifted to the earth, and in his vision he stood on the sand of the sea. But that unfortunately is not the case. Εἰκών is a figure or likeness. Jesus suggested that only those protected by the Holy Spirit would be able to resist his ability to convince. The chronology of events resumes in chapter 15. Commentary on Revelation 13:11-18 (Read Revelation 13:11-18) Those who understand the first beast to denote a worldly power, take the second to be also a persecuting and assumed power, which acts under the disguise of religion, and of charity to the souls of men. The four proclamations are plain in their meaning; that all Christians may be encouraged, in the time of trial, to be faithful to their Lord. 1 a And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the b sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his a power, and his seat, and great authority. 24:24-25 cf. . make an image to the beast The Beast has a problem. Chapters 10-14 cover personalities and events that fit into various places in this seven-year tribulation period. The four proclamations are plain in their meaning; that all Christians may be encouraged, in the time of trial, to be faithful to their Lord. 18:38; 2 Kgs. But it is a further question as to whether a particular reference lies in this statement of place, which (3220) follows not so much from the symbol of Daniel 7, and from Revelation 17:1; Revelation 17:5, as rather from the parallelism of Revelation 13:11, where the ἐκ τῆς γῆς has in fact an inner relation (Revelation 13:12). had—So B and Andreas read. [Note: Ladd, p226.] The purpose of Revelation 14:14-20 is to preview the final judgment of God against the wicked earth-dwellers. 16:3 The 2 Plague—The Sea Turns to Blood: This second plague kills every living thing in many of … i. See, I have told you beforehand” (Mtt. The beast of Revelation 13 was terrifying and awesome; he even can make war against the saints and overcome them (Revelation 13:7). It is not necessary to suppose that he actually did this, anymore than it is to suppose that he actually performed the other pretended miracles referred to in other places. And he leads astray those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which were given him to do in the presence of the wild beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, to make an image to the wild beast that has the stroke of the sword and lived. 2 Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, The Footsteps of Messiah, rev ed. Series BS2825.3.R45 2000 228'.077—dc21 99-048751 Printed in the United States of America 14 13 12 11 10 09 14 13 12 11 10 9 Revelation.indd iv 2/23/2009 2:20:24 PM. See Gibbon 2:381. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his … To the *church in Laodicea. Revelation 13 commentary 1. Revelation 13:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Revelation 13:14, NIV: "Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth.It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived." We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. This variation in the text may hint at the explicit inclusion of John’s people, the Jews, in this deception. So it is fair to ask, “Is the beast completely victorious over all God’s people?” 1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. i. 24:15) on an ongoing basis as the focal point of worship.1 The image serves as the center of worship allowing the Beast to go about his other affairs of state. Compare Revelation 13:14. To the *church in Laodicea. The latter may imply only an accidental resemblance, while the former is a veritable representation. I. (21) In the Greek the word is in the Dative case, as much to say, as to the worship, honour and obeying of the beast: for by this maintenance of images, this pseudo-prophetical beast mightily profits the beast of Rome, of whom long ago he received them. 20:9; 1 Kgs. But in the context of Rev 13-14, it has central role to play, possibly because it is the only commandment that emphasizes the Creatorship of God. p. 189; Graham's Three Months' Residence, etc., p. 241. And they were judged, each one according to his works. According to the prophet’s conception (cf. Revelation 3:7-13. The only clue given is that it will be something standing (like an image or idol) in the Holy Place. Read Introduction to Revelation “Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. a. . See Forsyth's Italy, ii. Therefore, an icon (εἰκόνα [eikona] ) of the Beast is to be made. So it is fair to ask, “Is the beast completely victorious over all God’s people?” Thus Matthew 22:20, of the likeness of Caesar on the coin. the fate of pagans must have been a foregone conclusion, when the Imperial cultus was made the test of character; in which case “the scene before the white throne is rather a final statement of judgment than a statement of final judgment” (Gilbert). 24:24; 2 Thess. the beast which had the wound by a sword. 154-157; Rome in the Nineteenth Century, i. p. 40, 86, ii. 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