Feeding the Beast

Written by Anthony Smith

Feedingrepparttar Beast by Anthony Smith

Revelation 13:1-13:9 Feadingrepparttar 143209 Beast,If any man have an ear, let him hear. Rev 13:1-9 Isrepparttar 143210 world, feedingrepparttar 143211 beast, makeing him stronger? What or who isrepparttar 143212 beast, is he here or is he to come? Are we giveingrepparttar 143213 right answers torepparttar 143214 wrong questions? Lets look at revelations 13: 1-9, And I stood uponrepparttar 143215 sand ofrepparttar 143216 sea, and saw a beast rise up out ofrepparttar 143217 sea... The book of revelations refer torepparttar 143218 beast as an enemy of God and anything that is rightious. The Jews today are worried that their government is feedingrepparttar 143219 beast, by giveing concessions to Syria, returning land that they took from their enemys by war.Egypt, Syria,ect ,are all takeing bites out of Isreal. But a little closer home, are we feedingrepparttar 143220 beast. Lust, greed, falst doctrine, false preaching, teaching, decieveing one another, whilerepparttar 143221 beast gets stronger from our inconsistancies? Chewing up our churches and christians from within, getting stronger fromrepparttar 143222 flesh and blood ofrepparttar 143223 elect of God. You say, it cant happen here, not in America, we chose our own destiny. Yes, its happening here. Look around atrepparttar 143224 schools, no prayer, one woman, hadrepparttar 143225 power to remove prayer from our schools,where was thye church while this was going on,repparttar 143226 ten commandments are not allowed to be posted in our court houses, homosexuals are allowed to meet in our schools but if you protest, then you arerepparttar 143227 evil one, not allowing free speach. Christians arerepparttar 143228 2nd most hated people inrepparttar 143229 world,repparttar 143230 Jews arerepparttar 143231 1st. Look at Revelations 13:9-10, this is very important, look at what Jesus said in Verse 9, If any man have an ear, let him hear. Why was this put here? Jesus was trying to tell us to pay attention. Verse 10, He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity.....Here isrepparttar 143232 patience andrepparttar 143233 faith ofrepparttar 143234 saints. We hafe to help one another, guide one another, support one another, we need each other, we are


Written by Doug Krieger

~ Profiteering by Catholics and Evangelicals has reached unbelievable depths...Jesus, once again, must throwrepparttar modern-day money changers fromrepparttar 143140 Temple!


(John 2:16b)

By Doug Krieger


Just when you thought thatrepparttar 143141 depths of “evangelical ministries and churches” seeking after filthy lucre andrepparttar 143142 “mammon of unrighteousness” could not get any more ostentatious—we’re hit withrepparttar 143143 recent LA Times articles onrepparttar 143144 financial excesses ofrepparttar 143145 Trinity Broadcasting Network—the world’s largest evangelical programming network!

Nothing like havingrepparttar 143146 “world” hang out your dirty underwear for all to see and scorn. WHY IS IT THAT THE WORLD MUST SIT AS JUDGE AND JURY TO PRONOUNCE OUR INTENTIONS ARE WRETCHEDLY DEFILED BY THE GOD OF MAMMON? The Bible declares: “Forrepparttar 143147 time has come for judgment to begin atrepparttar 143148 house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will berepparttar 143149 end of those who do not obeyrepparttar 143150 gospel of God?” (I Peter 4:17)


Now, you thought that Jesus tossed outrepparttar 143151 “money changers” fromrepparttar 143152 Temple in Jerusalem just prior to His crucifixion—and, actually, you’re right. Shortly after His “Triumphal Entry” into Jerusalem (Matthew 21), He enteredrepparttar 143153 Temple (Matthew 21:12-13) and declared while overturningrepparttar 143154 tables ofrepparttar 143155 money changers, that they had made it a “den of thieves.” Then, he visited Bethany (Matthew 21:17); gave parables andrepparttar 143156 “Olivet Discourse” (Matthew 21:28-25:46); and thenrepparttar 143157 Passover andrepparttar 143158 ultimate crucifixion—all within a matter of days (Matthew 26:1-27:56)!

So, how is it that in John’s Gospel (atrepparttar 143159 very beginning of His three-plus-years’ ministry), immediately followingrepparttar 143160 account of His first miracle atrepparttar 143161 “Wedding of Cana of Galilee,” John records: “He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out ofrepparttar 143162 temple . . . poured outrepparttar 143163 changers’ money and overturnedrepparttar 143164 tables . . . and He said to those who sold doves, ‘Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” (John 2:15-16)? Note: This “appears” out of chronological order by some three years! But some commentators allege that Jesus literally accomplished this fete TWICE—atrepparttar 143165 beginning and atrepparttar 143166 end of His ministry—makingrepparttar 143167 issue allrepparttar 143168 more significant!

John’s “accounting” is, however, “spiritually-designed” to convey to us Christ as our Life:

“And truly Jesus did many other signs (i.e., “miracles”) inrepparttar 143169 presence of His disciples which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus isrepparttar 143170 Christ,repparttar 143171 Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”

John presents Christ asrepparttar 143172 Son of God—OUR LIFE! As our Life, He pours Himself asrepparttar 143173 NEW WINE into empty human vessels. He is our true enjoyment—the One Who fills us; Who changesrepparttar 143174 “water into wine” (the transforming power of His Life) to create, through His Divine Life, His “Ultimate Intention” – THE BRIDE OF CHRIST! In John’s first miraculous accounting, performed byrepparttar 143175 Son of God, He immediately sets forth why He has come torepparttar 143176 earth as our Life—the setting is altogether too clear: His Life will “bring forth”repparttar 143177 Bride of Christ—He is our Bridegroom—He is looking for a Bride—we are that Bride!

BUT—John immediately brings us torepparttar 143178 Temple andrepparttar 143179 money changers? Why? Because, although He is desirous for a Bride, there is a huge problem—the Temple of God (which, again, is a type of God’s “Ultimate Intention” and/or a picture of His Habitation (II Corinthians 6:16)) is abused and has become a “den of thieves” – IT MUST BE PURGED! Forrepparttar 143180 Son of God, Who has revealed in John’s Gospel His desire for a Bride—must “cleanse” His Temple and make it a “house of prayer for all peoples.”


The unsuspecting members ofrepparttar 143181 Jewish Diaspora scattered throughoutrepparttar 143182 Roman World came to Jerusalem to offer their sacrifice. They enteredrepparttar 143183 Temple of Jesus’ time and were provided a “much-needed” service inrepparttar 143184 conversion of their foreign currency into shekels, in order to purchase their particular sacrifice (be it a dove, etc.).

Eventually, however, these “services” evolved into nothing more than ripping offrepparttar 143185 people of God—“a den of thieves.” The Apostle Peter speaks of these very same thieves inrepparttar 143186 Church who afflictedrepparttar 143187 Church; to wit:

“But there were false prophets also amongrepparttar 143188 people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily (“privately” or “secretly”) shall bring in damnable heresies, even denyingrepparttar 143189 Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whomrepparttar 143190 way of truth shall be evil spoken. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words (Lit., “well-turned words” – i.e., “spin”) MAKE MERCHANDISE OF YOU; whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not” (II Peter 2:1-3) (Emphasis, DWK).

Indeed, how clever are these modern-day Church thieves? In essence these “evangelical money changers,” with their “pernicious ways” and their modern-day “spin” of seductive, well-turned words—prey as much upon those who have come to offer their sacrifices withinrepparttar 143191 Temple of God asrepparttar 143192 thieves of yesteryear who were driven out ofrepparttar 143193 Temple, had their tables upturned, and their money bags EMPTIED byrepparttar 143194 Son of God! MAKE NOT MY FATHER’S HOUSE A HOUSE OF MERCHANDISE!

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