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Revelation Lamb
(Revelation 17.13)
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"They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast." (Revelation 17.13)✞

Domitian as Antichrist

Domitian and the Revelation LambJohn of Patmos wrote during the rule of the Emperor Domitian but may have dictated the Book of Revelation and projected himself back into the time of Vespasian to trace in retrospect the terrible times gone by. John of Patmos probably saw in Domitian the reincarnation of Nero, the supreme embodiment of Roman wickedness and defiance to God. He therefore identified Domitian as Antichrist who battled with the Revelation Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ. The ten horns were thought to be a reference to the ten kings who had not yet received their power. They would receive it, and when they did, they would unanimously agree to hand over their own power to the beast, and with him they would rise with the harlot and make war with the Revelation Lamb and finally be defeated by him. We read that these world powers war with the "Lamb of God" but the Lamb destroyed them. Those who were called are chosen and shared in the victory of the Lamb. One of the great concepts of Jewish thought was that the saints and the martyrs would one day share in God's final triumph. In the Wisdom of Solomon there was the same promise to those who had lived, suffered and died for God.✞

"Revelation Lamb"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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