Sand and Stars
The beast is made of sand!
*** Thanks to “Ruth,” web contributor, for this concept.
Abraham- his seed will be as the sand of the sea
Gen 32:12 And you said, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
Hsa 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered;
Today, the physical descendants of Abraham are three fold:
1. the descendants of Ishamel (Arabs), population =1.3-1.8 billion,
all somewhat located around the Mediterranean and Sinai shorelines
2. the descendants of Jacob, son of Isaac
Population = 13.3 million
0.000003307% – 2.1% of any country, except for Israel (75.5%)
Although they start out as the sand of the sea, it is predicted that only a remnant will be left. Israel loses its “sand” quality as it is reduced in number.
Isa 10:22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, [yet] a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
Arabs are about 150 times more numerous than Jews.
3. Descendants of Esau – apostate son of Isaac
Edomites and Amalekites. Includes founders of Rome, Remus and Romulus
The Sand represents a foundation NOT built upon the Rock of Salvation (Christ)-this could be either Arab Muslims, Edomites, or unbelieving Jews.
Mat 7:24 Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock
Mat 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Mat 7:26 And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
Mat 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Immediately previous to this instruction, we are warned against false prophets, who choose the broad way, instead of the narrow path.
The false prophets are compared to ravenous wolves (beasts):
Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mat 7:14 Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.
Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.
Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
The Beast (Lucifer) comes from the sand of the sea, so it is either Arabs, Edomites, or Jews it is talking about. And note that Arabs exceed Jews by 150 fold in population.
Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Rev 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom [is] as the sand of the sea.
Descendants of Isaac as stars
Gen 26:2 And the LORD appeared unto him [Isaac], and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
Gen 26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Exd 32:13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom you swear by your own self, and said unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit [it] for ever.
Deu 1:10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye [are] this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
1Ch 27:23 But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens.
Relation of Lucifer (sand) to the stars. The Beast destroys 1/3 of the stars.
*** Note: 6 million Jews were killed in the 20th century alone.
Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
The sand represents the false prophets, whose foundation in faith is loose, false, shifting, unstable, and bears bad fruit. It also represents those that follow the false prophets.
It, furthermore, represents the broad way that leads to destruction, as compared to the strait and narrow path, which is the godly path.
The beast comes from the sand of the sea, which represents the Ishmael population that does not believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
The stars represent the descendants of Israel (Jacob), who decrease greatly in their population, so that only a remnant is left.
Lucifer, in the last days, will come against the stars of heaven, who is Israel, in an attempt to commit total genocide of the stars, but only succeeds in destroying 1/3 of them.
The rest come through, and are saved.
The dragon is to cast down 1/3 of the “stars.” If this analogy is true (I hope this part isn’t), then we must pray for Israel.
1/3 of the Jewish population is about 4.5 million.
Who will survive, and who will be martyred? And who will be lost, without salvation?
If we do not pray for, and have mercy upon Israel, and her people, as the dragon gets ready to annihilate her, then we will not receive mercy from God when we need it also.