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  • Bennymkje - 1 month ago
    Dan.8:25 ("Son of perdition" 2 of 2)

    In Re.19 we have mention of his destruction, "And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army./ And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.(19:19-20). 'The war in heaven' consequently has consequences on earth. Michael has his counterpart in Apollyon. "And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit." (Re.9:11)

    Alongside four river heads we can add four angels who are sent to quell the kings of the earth. In the vision of Zechariah they are four carpenters. (Ze.1:18-20). How do we interpret the prophesy "Therefore thus saith the Lord; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the Lord of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem." (Ze.1:11) The Spirit cues us in with "the angel of the Lord that stood among the myrtle trees," and he stands there as the risen Christ. "I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies' refer to Zion and New Jerusalem and not the old. Myrtle tree signifies resurrection. In Re.22: 1 the tree of life for example is validation of the covenant.

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