Amidst all the creepy images in Revelation there is a lot of HOPE. Amazing how God is like that.
Our lessons pointed out something interesting to me–even Satan doesn’t know when Jesus will return. So it is very possible that there is ALWAYS an Antichrist/beast in our midst, just waiting to take over. Hoping to pull more people away from God and into the clutches of sin. It is an ongoing battle. It always has been.
The hope is in the fact that Jesus will win. He will conquer. Satan/beast/antichrist/whatever or whoever doesn’t even have a chance. He/she can pretend to be all sorts of things, but all powerful is not one of the things that it will actually be. Only God. Only. The. Lamb. Only.
I know that gives me a lot of hope and comfort.