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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View People's Bible Notes for Revelation 13:3
Re 13:3 I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death. The Greek says "slain". This deadly wound of the head was a deadly wound of the beast itself. See Re 13:12. This wound was given by the sword; that is, by war. See Re 13:14. It is in this verse suggested that the beast was restored after the wound by the efforts of the second beast first named in Re 13:11. The symbolism implies that a mortal wound was inflicted on the power represented by the beast; that when it was dead, or about to perish, its power was restored by the arts of the second beast. All the world wondered after the beast. Gave it their wonder and admiration.
Ps. Emmanuel's comment on 2013-05-31 23:49:47:
Whatever battle we are fighting for Christ, we have to fight it to the end, whatever race we are running for Christ, until we have come to the finishing point we can't give up. Paul in the book of Gala 4:19 said, my children, I am suffering birth pains for you again until Christ is formed in you.
Until Christ was formed in the hearts of the Galatians He was not going to be free from BIRTH PAINS. I believe we all know what BIRTH PAINS ARE?
The head of the beast was brutally wounded meaning it was engage in fiercest BATTLE (Rev. 3:14) but it was not killed.
You see David after killing Goliath rushed unto the dead huge giant and cut of the Head. We have to finish the fight we are fighting for Christ on earth and finish the race we are running for our Lord here. After the beast was healed, we saw what it did. (Rev. 3:11-18)
My point is whatever we are doing for Christ, if it has to be DONE, has to be DONEWELL. We have to the take it to the FINISHING POINT. We canít live it half finished. Other than that it will come back strong to hunt us. BE BLESSED.
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