And now the message entitled, “The First Beast of the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to St. John, Part 1.”
We are starting Chapter 13 in the book of Revelation, the First Beast. Lord willing we are doing Verse 1 tonight, Lord willing we'll do Verse 2 on Sunday and if everything goes as planned the next meeting after that which will be the following Wednesday. This is Friday. We're doing Verse 1 tonight. We'll do Verse 2 on Sunday and the following Wednesday we'll be starting a new study on Daniel, which sounds something like Verse 2 and we're going to find out exactly what the similarities are.
OK. Starting tonight with Chapter 1, Verse 1 of Chapter 13 of the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to St. John. “And I stood upon the sand of the sea and saw a beast rise up out of the sea having seven heads and 10 horns and upon his horns 10 crowns and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” Glory to God. “And I stood upon the sand of the sea.” I'm going to take the easy ones first. I hope that I’ve established to all of your satisfaction that the sea is the living soul. We've talked about that on many tapes and we’re going to spend some time trying to determine what the sand of the sea is. The word sand is Strong's 285 and Strong says it means sand as heaped on a beach. Well, we all know what sand is.
Webster says that sand is a loose granular material resulting from the disintegration of rocks. Well, isn't that interesting, the disintegration of rocks. So, we have a substance that was originally a rock, but that's been broken down into many pieces that is a part of the living soul. Does anybody want to take a guess as to what that part could be? Does anybody remember what rock symbolizes in this Scripture?
Well, Christ is the rock. That's correct. It symbolizes spirit and it symbolizes Christ. Christ is the rock definitely. So we have a rock and He's ground down into many granules. Does anybody want to take a guess and what that could be with...