Why. 13:7 Dan ia diperkenankan untuk berperang melawan orang-orang kudus dan untuk mengalahkan mereka; dan kepadanya diberikan kuasa atas setiap suku dan umat dan bahasa dan bangsa.
Why. 13:8 Dan semua orang yang diam di atas bumi akan menyembahnya, yaitu setiap orang yang namanya tidak tertulis sejak dunia dijadikan di dalam kitab kehidupan dari Anak Domba, yang telah disembelih.
Yang dimaksud dengan melawan orang-orang kudus dan untuk mengalahkan mereka [“mereka” di sini adalah orang yang memiliki kesaksian YESUS (baca. Why.12:17)] adalah bahwa mereka tidak diperbolehkan lagi untuk berbicara kebenaran di dalam ruang agama… mereka dianggap sampah yang tidak berguna… dan mereka dapat diperlakukan apa saja seturut hatinya.
SIAPA YANG ANDA MAKSUD DENGAN “MEREKA YANG TIDAK LAGI DIPERBOLEHKAN BERBICARA KEBENARAN DI DALAM RUANG AGAMA”? APAKAH ANDA TAFSIRKAN INI SEBAGAI SEBUAH KELOMPOK AGAMA?
DARI FIRMAN TUHAN YANG ANDA KUTIP DI SINI SAYA SAMASEKALI TIDAK MELIHAT ADANYA HAL2 YANG BERHUBUNGAN DENGAN AGAMA, KARENA ITU SAYA LAMPIRKAN TAFSIRAN MENGENAI KEDUA FIRMAN TUHAN TSB.
Rev 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints,… The remnant of the woman’s seed, (Rev_12:17), whom God has set apart for himself, Christ has cleansed from sin by his blood, and the Holy Spirit has sanctified by his grace; and who under the influence of it live holy lives and conversations; against such Satan always bore an enmity ; and it is an aggravation of the wickedness of the Romish antichrist, that he makes war with such, which he is stirred up to by Satan, with a malicious intent, and is permitted by God for the trial of the faith and patience of his people: this war of antichrist, with the saints, may be understood not merely spiritually, of his anathemas, excommunications, bulls, and the like, but literally, of his drawing the temporal sword against them; see Rev_13:10; and bringing of armies against them, and fighting pitched battles; and it is thought there may be a special regard had to his war with the Waldenses and Albigenses, in which war it is said that a million were slain; and may take in all his ways and methods of destroying the saints, by the bloody Inquisition, murders, massacres, and punishments of all sorts; and also his last war with the two witnesses, in which they will be slain, which is yet to come, Rev_11:7;
and to overcome them: not so as to submit to him, and to forsake the doctrines and ordinances of Christ, but by killing them; and who, by dying in the faith and cause of Christ, overcome Satan, get the victory over the world, and antichrist, and are more than conquerors through him that has loved them.
And power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations; in the Roman empire, which wondered after him, and worshipped him, and over whom he has reigned, and has exercised both a temporal and spiritual jurisdiction; see Rev_17:15.
7. How he exercised his infernal power and policy: He had a mouth, speaking great things, and blasphemies; he blasphemed God, the name of God, the tabernacle of God, and all those that dwell in heaven; and he made war with the saints, and overcame them, and gained a sort of universal empire in the world. His malice was principally levelled at the God of heaven, and his heavenly attendants - at God, in making images of him that is invisible, and in worshipping them; - at the tabernacle of God, that is, say some, at the human nature of the Lord Jesus Christ, in which God dwells as in a tabernacle; this is dishonoured by their doctrine of transubstantiation, which will not suffer his body to be a true body, and will put it into the power of every priest to prepare a body for Christ; - and against those that dwell in heaven, the glorified saints, by putting them into the place of the pagan demons, and praying to them, which they are so far from being pleased with that they truly judge themselves wronged and dishonoured by it. Thus the malice of the devil shows itself against heaven and the blessed inhabitants of heaven. These are above the reach of his power. All he can do is to blaspheme them; but the saints on earth are more exposed to his cruelty, and he sometimes is permitted to triumph over them and trample upon them. 8. The limitation of the devil’s power and success, and that both as to time and persons. He is limited in point of time; his reign is to continue forty-and-two months (Rev_13:5), suitable to the other prophetical characters of the reign of antichrist. He is also limited as to the persons and people that he shall entirely subject his will and power; it will be only those whose names are not written in the Lamb’s book of life. Christ had a chosen remnant, redeemed by his blood, recorded in his book, sealed by his Spirit; and though the devil and antichrist might overcome their bodily strength, and take away their natural life, they could never conquer their souls, nor prevail with them to forsake their Saviour and revolt to his enemies
KITAB WAHYU ADALAH SEBUAH KITAB NUBUATAN YANG WALAUPUN SEBAGIAN SUDAH DIGENAPI, NAMUN KITAB INI LEBIH BANYAK BERBICARA TENTANG AKHIR ZAMAN DAN MASA ANTIKRIS DAN IBLIS YANG MELAWAN ALLAH DAN ORANG2 KUDUSNYA DAN BUKAN SUATU PERSAINGAN DI ANTAR AGAMA YANG ADA.