A reflection on Revelation 13:11-18,
the beast from the earth
When [Satan] lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44, NIV)
Sovereign God is
all wisdom, and
He Himself is life and
He is the truth,
the one eternal, universal reality.
He is All-in-all.
Thus Satan’s only weapon is deception.
When he lies, he speaks his native language.
When he speaks,
his purpose is always to deceive.
He will even use half-truths as
weapons of deceit,
just as he did with Jesus in the wilderness.
In his last desperate days on earth, he will
re-enforce his lies with false wonders that
promise a power he does not possess.
He will increase persecution of God’s children with
economic suffering, and
Most people will accept his lies, and
believers will pay for the truth
with their lives.
Jesus Christ is always the truth.
He alone is
Keep your mind,
your heart, and
your daily life
focused on Him.