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At a glance …

Satan does his work through agents:

First the serpent

Then the four beasts in Daniel.

Today through:

- The composite beast in Revelation 13.

- The USA

- Spiritualism

Truth for Today Bible Study Module 22

Prophecy—God tells the world what He has already foreseen.

A Time—In prophecy this stands for a literal Bible year of 360 days,

Times—This is a plural symbol therefore it is two Bible years or 720 days.

Half a time—From the above reckoning this is half a Bible year, 6 months or 180 days.

A day for a year—A principle for interpreting Bible prophetic time periods. Where a day is mentioned it should be considered as a literal year.
Numbers 13:34; Ezekiel 4:6.

Time, times and half a time—three and a half prophetic years, or 1260 days or 42 months. This is an important time prophecy being given in the Bible on seven occasions. Using a day for a year prophetic principle, this is 1260 years. This period was 538-1798.


Q1 How does prophecy reveal that Satan delegates his work to other agencies?

The dragon (Satan) gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.  Revelation 13:2

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things. Revelation 13:5

And power was given unto him.  Revelation 13:5

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. Revelation 13:7

And power was given him over all kindreds and tongues and nations.  Revelation 13:7

NOTE:  Here we have both a ‘giver’ and a ‘recipient’ for five authorities and powers.

  • The giver is Satan under the prophetic name of ‘dragon’.  ’And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.’ Revelation 12:9. This one verse identifies Satan by all his Bible names and epithets.
  • The recipient is the first beast that John saw in the vision of Revelation 13.  From this we can see that Satan has power and great ability and he gives this to an agency to carry out his plans and purposes.

Q2 What is Satan’s aim and objective in this world?

I will be like the most high. Isaiah 14:14

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:4

Q3 What is the first instance in the Bible where Satan worked through an agent to achieve his plans?

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