“If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”
—Revelation 13:9-10 KJV
Fountainview Academy: O Glorious Love
Defeated in Heaven, Satan viciously attacks Christ’s earthly church—those claiming Christ as a personal Savior. Christ takes our suffering in trials and turns it into a building block of faith, enabling us to endure—enabling us to continue to choose Christ. When we call upon our Savior, He sets us in a large—a generous, powerful—place.
“I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”
—Psalm 118:5-6 KJV
Believers in Christ don’t need to feel the same desperation that inspires Satan. Despite trials, believers can continue to have confidence in their Savior.
“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”
—Hebrews 10:35-36 KJV
If you are looking for an in-depth study on the prophecy and symbols John writes about in Revelation, I recommend the Amazing Facts Media Library.