The False Prophet

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False Prophet

For the first time in history, there is a super church, a one-world religion, and Satan incarnate will receive the world’s worship. In this apostasy, the Antichrist (The Beast) will have a helper-"the False Prophet” (Rev. 19:20; 20:10). He is the “second” beast of Rev. 13. This world religious leader will actively promote the worship of the Antichrist as God (Rev. 13:12). And with the power of punishment by death and economic control, the False Prophet succeeds. The Antichrist is deified as god. Thus we see an Unholy Trinity-Satan, Antichrist, False Prophet-at work during the time of tribulation.

            2. The False Prophet (11-18)

a. Comes out of the earth. (Some say he is an apostate Jew) (v. 11).

b. He is a religious leader who supports the beast who is the political ruler (v. 12).

c. In order to get people to worship the beast he performs miraculous signs (v 13).

d. Has power to give life unto the image of the beast who is able to speak, command      worship and give out capital punishment (vv. 14-15).

e. Requires everyone to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead and without it   no one can buy or sell the necessities of life (vv. 16-17).

f. The number of the beast is man’s number which is 666 (v. 18).

Application

I am so thankful that my name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (v. 8) and I will escape all that takes place when the Beast and the False Prophet takes control.

Revelation 13:11-18 (English Standard Version)

Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.

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