Transcript of Derek Prince’s sermon titled ‘The Lamb vs. The Beast’ which is Part 6 of the series called Where Are We In Bible Prophecy?
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Derek Prince – Bible Teacher
You understand that when it says do something, we say we do it, you understand? That’s the way we take our proclamations.
“As the elect of God, holy and beloved, we put on tender mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave us, so we also must do. But above all these things, we put on love, which is the bond of perfection, and we let the peace of God rule in our hearts, to which also we were called in one body. And we are thankful. We let the word of Christ dwell in us richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in our hearts to the Lord. And whatever we do in word or deed, we do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father, through Him.” Amen.
Now in a certain sense, what I want to say in this closing message, is a follow on from what I was talking about last night. And I was shocked to discover that I preached for two hours. I’m not exactly apologizing, because I couldn’t have completed what I had to say in less.
But last night I spoke about the rise of the Antichrist. And I thought to give you an overall Biblical picture. What kind of a person he will be, and how he will operate, and what he will do. I also told you that his title, one of his three titles in the Bible, is the wild beast. Tonight I want to speak in that context, about another kind of being, who is the exact opposite, the Lamb.
The War Between the Lamb and the Beast (Rev. 17:12–14)
And if you will look at the book of Revelation in this light, I think you will see that it represents a war between the Lamb of God, and the wild beast. It’s interesting that the Lamb is mentioned 28 times in the book of Revelation. And the wild beast is mentioned 35 times in the same book. Now in English the exact parallel is not clear. But in the Greek of the New Testament, there’s a very clear balance between these two titles. Because the Greek word for the Lamb is arníon. And the Greek word for the wild beast is thēríon. So they’re exactly similar in form.
There’s a kind of balance in the book of Revelation, in the revelation of the Lamb, and the revelation of the wild beast.
Now thinking over what I said last night, I thought I’ll try and think of a list of epithets that describe the wild beast. And I came up with 10, which I will read out to you: Cunning, Deceitful, Arrogant, Boastful, Vicious, Cruel, Treacherous, Murderous, Despotic, and Dominating.
I think I’ll read the list again. Because I think we need to know what kind of a person we’re involved with: Cunning, Deceitful, Arrogant, Boastful, Vicious, Cruel, Treacherous, Murderous, Despotic, and Dominating.
And I think it’s a little interesting that Yinka has come out with his book. If I can remember the three titles they are. Domination, Intimidation, and Control. Is that right? All right let’s get it right. Manipulation, Domination, and Control. You know what spirit that is? It’s the spirit of the wild beast. Now he wasn’t writing his book, I haven’t read it, but he wasn’t writing his book about the future. He’s writing that book about situations and people that we confront in daily life. And furthermore many of them are inside the church and not a few of them are in the ministry.
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