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Scene XIII: Beauty and the Beast

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Transcript of Scene XIII: Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast: Elijah and the False Prophets
The Beast from the Sea
The Beast
from the Earth

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the EARTH; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. Revelation 13:11
And I stood upon the sand of the sea,
and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a
leopard
, and his feet were as the feet of a
bear
, and his mouth as the mouth of a
lion
: and the
dragon
gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. Revelation 13:1-2

I beheld, and the same
horn made war with the saints
, and prevailed against them;...And he
shall speak great words against the most High
, and
shall wear out the saints of the most High
, and
think to change times and laws
: and they shall be given into his hand until
a time and times and the dividing of time
. v21,25
1260 Days or 3 Years and 6 Months
Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. Daniel 8:11
And there was given unto him
a mouth speaking great things
and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue
forty and two months
.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name,
and his tabernacle
, and them that dwell in heaven.
And it was given unto him to
make war with the saints, and to overcome them
: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. Revelation 13:5-7
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

Revelation 12:1-2
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there
a thousand two hundred and threescore days
. Revelation 12:3-6

Elijah
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Revelation 12:14-16
What "land" resembling a wilderness opened up to help the protestant church escape the persecution of the papacy?
The United States of America

538-1798

Prophetic "Elijah" would come some time after the prophetic 3 and 1/2 years
to "Restore all Things"

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 12:17
Adventist Church
Law: Sabbath
Prophecy
and a Prophet:
Ellen White

Daniel

7 heads, 10 horns
Lion, Bear, Leopard, Beast
1260 Years
Persecutes God's People
Desecrates the Sanctuary
Changes God's Law
Revelation

7 heads, 10 horns
Lion, Bear, Leopard, Dragon
1260 Years
Persecutes Saints
Blasphemes the Sanctuary
Has a Mark of Lawlessness
Same Power: The Papacy

538 to 1798 (1260 Years)
666
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 13:18.
The Beast From the Sea
Beauty
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:25-27
How does the Earth Help the Woman?
Earth=Land

What land opened herself up
to help the persecuted church
during the Dark Ages?
The Land Opened Up:
Freedom From A King
Freedom From a Pope
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with
the remnant of her seed
, which
keep the commandments of God
, and
have the testimony of Jesus Christ
. Revelation 12:16-17
Remnant: After 1798: Would Rise in America
Commandments: Would Keep the Law of God
Testimony of Jesus: Revelation 19:10
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the
testimony of Jesus is

the spirit of prophecy.
Revelation 19:10
Remnant: After 1798: Would Rise in America
Commandments: Would Keep the Law of God
Testimony of Jesus: Gift of Prophecy

2. Lutherans: 1400's-1500's
4. Baptists:
1600's
5. Methodists
1700's

1. Lollards:
1300's
Elijah in the Wilderness
Three and Half
Prophetic Years
538 to 1798
Elijah for the Final
Conflict
1.Commandments
2. Gift of Prophecy

6. 1844: Elijah the Prophet: The Seventh-day Adventist Church
3. Presbyterians:
1500's
Elijah Rises AFTER 1798
Ellen White:
17 Years Old
First Vision in 1844
Written over 100,000 Pages
Physical Manifestations of the Supernatural
Holds the Writings of the Bible as the Sole Authority
Dragon Persecuting during 1260
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
1. Rises out of the Earth: Same Place that Helped the Woman
2. Horns of a Lamb: Representation of Christianity
3. Speaks Like a Dragon: It is like the 1st Beast that dominated for
1260

Protestantism AFTER
1798

Catholicism rejected the Sanctuary.
So Protestantism does the Same.
They have lost their protest against error,
and join hands with the Papacy.
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.
Revelation 19:20
And he doeth
great wonders
, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
And
deceiveth

them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles

which he had power to do in the sight of the beast...
Revelation 13:13-14
*False Christianity
*Rises in America
*After 1798
*False Prophecy/ Counterfeit Elijah: Turn the hearts of the children (Protestants) to the "fathers" (Catholicism).
*Pointing to miracles to deceive. Traditions of men.

Remnant Church
Rises in America
After 1798
True Gift of Prophecy/ True Elijah turning the hearts of the children to THE "FATHER"!
Pointing to the Manna to lead others to believe.
Fire from the Sky:

Counterfeiting Elijah. Miracles.


False Healing and Claims
of God's Punishment Upon America for its Wickedness.

And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Revelation 13:15
“To the law and to the testimony. If they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” [Isaiah 8:20.] The people of God are directed to the Scriptures as their safeguard against the influence of false teachers and the delusive power of spirits of darkness. Satan employs every possible device to prevent men from obtaining a knowledge of the Bible; for its plain utterances reveal his deceptions.
At every revival of God's work, the prince of evil is aroused to more intense activity; he is now putting forth his utmost efforts for a final struggle against Christ and his followers. The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight. So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true, that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. By their testimony every statement and every miracle must be tested. The Great Controversy 593.
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. Revelation 13:16-17
The religious organizations of the day have refused to listen to unpopular truths plainly brought to view in the Scriptures, and in combating them they have adopted interpretations and taken positions which have sown broadcast the seeds of skepticism. Clinging to the papal error of natural immortality and man's consciousness in death, they have rejected the only defense against the delusions of Spiritualism. The doctrine of eternal torment has led many to disbelieve the Bible. And as the claims of the fourth commandment are urged upon the people, it is found that the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath is enjoined;
Through the two great errors, the immortality of the soul, and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his deceptions. While the former lays the foundation of Spiritualism, the latter creates a bond of sympathy with Rome. The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of Spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience. {GC88 588.1}





and as the only way to free themselves from a duty which they are unwilling to perform, popular teachers declare that the law of God is no longer binding. Thus they cast away the law and the Sabbath together. As the work of Sabbath reform extends, this rejection of the divine law to avoid the claims of the fourth commandment will become well-nigh universal. The teachings of religious leaders have opened the door to infidelity, to Spiritualism, and to contempt for
God's holy law, and upon these leaders rests a fearful responsibility for the iniquity that exists in the Christian world. {GC88 586.2}
Yet this very class put forth the claim that the fast-spreading corruption is largely attributable to the desecration of the so-called “Christian Sabbath,” and that the enforcement of Sunday observance would greatly improve the morals of society. This claim is especially urged in America, where the doctrine of the true Sabbath has been most widely preached.
As Spiritualism more closely imitates the nominal Christianity of the day, it has greater power to deceive and ensnare. Satan himself is converted, after the modern order of things. He will appear in the character of an angel of light. Through the agency of Spiritualism, miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed, and many undeniable wonders will be performed. And as the spirits will profess faith in the Bible, and manifest respect for the institutions of the church, their work will be accepted as a manifestation of divine power. {GC88 588.2}



The line of distinction between professed Christians and the ungodly is now hardly distinguishable. Church-members love what the world loves, and are ready to join with them; and Satan determines to unite them in one body, and thus strengthen his cause by sweeping all into the ranks of Spiritualism. Papists, who boast of miracles as a certain sign of the true church, will be readily deceived by this wonder-working power; and Protestants, having cast away the shield of truth, will also be deluded. Papists, Protestants, and worldlings will alike accept the form of godliness without the power, and they will see in this union a grand movement for the conversion of the world, and the ushering in of the long-expected millennium. {GC88 588.3}
So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. Revelation 17:3-6
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. Revelation 13:3
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John 5:39. True Prophecy and Prophets point us to the "Scriptures" as the ultimate authority.
And now I have told you
before it come to pass, that,
when it is come to pass,
ye might believe. John 14:29
Commandmentsand Manna
And he humbled thee, and suffered
thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make
thee know that man doth not live by
bread only, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of
the LORD doth man live.
Deuteronomy 8:3

The gift of Prophecy would
point to the Manna as the sole
authority.

Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. Mark 7:13.
1260 Years
Tradition:
Natural Immortality
Eternal Hellfire
Penance
Sunday Sacredness
Unclean Foods
Worship of Images
Rebuilt Temple in
Israel
Literal Israel



2300 Years:
Commandments and Manna: The
Testimony of Jesus: Word of God, not Traditions.
Gift of Prophecy (Elijah)
restores the Word
of God over the
Traditions of Men.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. Joel :28-29.
The visions, or writings of a true prophet
should be sustained by the Bible itself.
Any prophet whose teachings or visions
cannot be sustained by the Word of God
is a false prophet.
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Isaiah 8:20
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD
: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. Malachi 4:5-6
And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. 1 Kings 17:1-6

And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. 1 Kings 18:21.
And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me...And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 2 Kings 2:9-11.
Elijah: 1. Restored true Worship
2. Spent 3 and half years in the wilderness during a famine.
3. Was fed in the wilderness during the famine
4. Famine was a result of King Ahab and Jezebel
5. Prepared the way for Elisha (Double Portion)
6. Transition of power at the Jordan. Elijah Taken off the scene.
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Matthew 3:1-3
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:1
Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. Matthew 3:5-6
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not... Matthew 17:10-12.
And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Luke 1:16-17
70 Weeks= First Coming (Elijah the Prophet)
2300 Years= Second Coming (Elijah the Prophet)
Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. Revelation 17:1-2, 5-6

Jezebel
How long halt ye between two opinions??

And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
...Revelation 14:6-7

Ent Time Elijah and the False Prophets of Baal!!
None but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict. To every soul will come the searching test, Shall I obey God rather than men? The decisive hour is even now at hand. Are our feet planted on the rock of God's immutable Word? Are we prepared to stand firm in defense of the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus? {GC88 593.2}
17 Year old
Ellen White:
First Vision
1844

IF THE FALSE PROPHET = FALSE CHURCHES, THEN THE TRUE CHURCH = ELIJAH THE PROPHET!
HOW LONG HALT YE BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS?
RESTORE ALL THINGS:
PREPARE THE WAY
The rise of a people with the "gift of prophecy" the correct understanding of Prophecy! Elijah the Prophet." They prepare the way!!!
Restored Truth
Transition of Power at the Jordan
Holy Father???
Elijah the Prophet rises after 3.6 years to prepare "the way" of the Lord before the great day of God.
Token of the Last Day Elijah as
the Remnant Church?
Who are the "fathers?" And who are the "children"?
2300 Day Prophecy:
Cleansing: Restoration of the Sanctuary
Protest Over?
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