Speaking “Truth” To Power

Michael Beck

“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” (Revelation 13:4)

The beast will have a big mouth. He will seek to represent a world populace that is indignant with the God of heaven for misruling mankind since the beginning of time. What he has to say will resonate with the multitudes. He will be their champion because he dares to “speak truth to power.”

While speaking the truth to corrupt power is necessary; the world is barking up the wrong tree when they think to upbraid the Judge of the Whole Earth. “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Gen. 18:25) Increasingly, men in these last days will despise all forms of government, except that which guarantees their right to do as they please. Ungodly man would be his own sovereign.

But when the people rage and the kings of the earth conspire to cast off His cords, the rightful King of kings and Lord of lords will laugh. In His wrath, He will speak truth to their ungodly power play. They will discover that they were men and not gods.

The world not only hates and blasphemes the Lord and His Christ; their rage is directed at the people of God as well. Jesus told His disciples not to fear those who could only kill the body. We are to only fear God who has the power to cast body and soul into hell. One day, the dragon, Satan, and the beast, the Antichrist, will be cast into the lake of fire. All those who walked in their spirit will share their eternal destiny. The mouth that was once given them will be taken away. They will forever dwell in silence.

“Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.” (Psalm 31:17,18)

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.