39) The Beast From The Sea

Throughout time

Key Precept: The old gods are still active in our world.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Use the ancient, unchanged Bible to recognize and reject lies.

“I [John] was in the spirit: and, behold…every creature which is

    1. in heaven 
    2. and on the earth 
    3. and under the earth where humans’ dead souls’ neuroelectrical force is grounded until resurrection. See the post The Oneness of Being if this is a new concept to you.
    4. and in the sea

heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” (Revelation 4:2, 5:6-13)

I saw the dead [those individuals disconnected from God, the source of life] , small and great, stand before God; delivered up by:

    1. the sea [a location]
    2. and death [the process of rendering inactive]
    3. and hell [located under the earth]

“And I [John] saw a new heaven, and a new earth, for passed away were

    1. the first heaven
    2. and the first earth 
    3. and there was no more sea (Revelation 20-21)

The sea. That’s where people who don’t take the Bible literally get lost at.

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40) The Mark of the Beast

Key Precept: With any counterfeit you have to know the true in order to recognize the fake.

Stepping Stone on the path to eternal life: Accept only the real deal.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Revelation 13:16-18)

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41) Endlessness

Key Precept: Nothing in this life ends well when we strike out blindly into an unknown situation.

Stepping Stone on the past to eternal life: Investigate the options for after life as thoroughly as you do your options in this life.

Maybe that’s the problem. Maybe you don’t investigate and make wise choices in this life either. Perhaps you are an independent person who won’t take advice from other people because you think it somehow diminishes you. It does take humility to admit you don’t know everything about everything. Or maybe just common sense? 

Image 1 - 002 The Lost City of Z - Amazon Jungle Adventure USA Movie 14"x19" PosterThe Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it.

People who are too proud to admit they are lacking knowledge, or good sense, or fairness in their life choices experience constant disruption in their circumstances. They spread their chaos, frustration, anger – and blame – to the people around them who are helplessly caught up in their circumstances – family members, work colleagues, and other social relationships. Unless these controlling individuals start to listen to people who care enough about them to brave their rebuffs and hostility, rethink and accept responsibility and change their ways, their relationships with the people around them will remain conflicted, fractured, and temporary.

Most of all, that includes God the Creator and Sustainer of life.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent…” (Revelation 3:19)

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