The False Prophet, The Beast, The man of Sin and The Whore of Babylon.
Who is the False Prophet?
The Second Beast
Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Rev 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
The false prophet is a man who will point to the antichrist, he will do the bidding of the man of sin.
Who is the Beast?
The Beast, also referred to in scripture as, the antichrist, the man of sin, the man of lawlessness, Son of perdition, the little horn and 666.
This beast is a man.
We are told in Daniel 9:26,27. 26:And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
This seems to be suggesting that this antichrist will be a person.
In Revelation Ch 13, speaking of the antichrist. The word “His” ( Greek. Auto— ow-tos ) is used eleven times. It is a personal pronoun relating to a person rather that a thing.
The word “Him” ( same word Greek Autos ) is used six times.
(2 Thess. 2:3) "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that Man of Sin be revealed, ”the Son of Perdition"
Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
See Blog 25 Antichrist, Man or System) https://jeffreyunsworth.wixsite.com/teleiosbibleblogs/theantichrist
In Revelation, the term beast refers to two related entities. Sometimes “the beast” refers to the end-times’ empire. The seven heads and ten horns indicate that the beast will be a coalition of nations that rises to power to subdue the earth under Satan’s control.
Later references to “the beast” in Revelation picture an individual—the man who is the political leader and head of the beastly empire.
Dan 7:25 He shall hold power for three and a half years and he will only be permitted absolute authority for this forty-two months.
The Man of Lawlessness/Sin. Son of Perdition.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
See Also Blog 88. The Man of Lawlessness: https://jeffreyunsworth.wixsite.com/teleiosbibleblogs/88-man-of-lawlessness
The little horn.
Dan 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
1Jn 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
1Jn 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Rev 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
It is clear from scripture that the Beast is a man that shall arise to power in the world in the last days. He will head a system that will be religious, political and financial.
It will be a system that is represented by the toes of the two legs of iron, spoken of in Daniel.
Dan 2:31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
Dan 2:32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
Dan 2:33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
Dan 2:34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
Dan 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Dan 2:36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.
Dan 2:37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
Dan 2:38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
Dan 2:39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
Dan 2:40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
Dan 2:41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
Dan 2:42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
Dan 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
However, this will be the last kingdom before the coming of Christ, for Jesus will come again and strike the feet of iron and clay and set up His millennial reign on the earth.
Dan 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
Dan 2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Daniel 2: 31 – 35
Daniel prophesied of Four Kingdoms (Five including the Kingdom of Christ- The stone that struck the feet) Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome and the Feet of Iron & Clay which is part of the Two legs of Iron ( The Eastern & Western Roman Empire). The fifth will be the Kingdom of Christ.
Daniel did not mention Egypt & Assyria ( They had already fallen at this time).
So at the time of John, Five Kingdoms have already fallen, one is, (Rome) and one is to come, (The Ten Kingdoms).
V10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come.
Apostle John ( At the Time of writing Revelation) 95AD, wrote in Revelation.
Revelation 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. five kingdoms had already fallen
The five that had already fallen were, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia and Greece.
The one that now is, was Rome.
The one that is to come is the ten kingdoms and from this the revived Roman Empire.
It will be from this empire that the beast, the antichrist shall arise, (the eighth).
The Roman Empire has been brought back to life in these last days) ( Revived ).
A move towards GLOBALIZATION : Along with the one-world government movement, social, economic, and political trends are bringing about the unification of the globe.
The EU bound together under the Treaty of Rome. The United Nations is an intergovernmental organisation to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order. Even religion follows the global path through organisations such as the World-Wide Council of Churches, Ecumenism and the Emerging church.
Through the work of the Council of Trent, The Jesuit Order, the Society of Jesus, ( The Counter Reformation ) the Roman Catholic Church has also been revived and all Christian churches (Anglican and non conformists, evangelical, Pentecostal and charismatic) are gravitating to Rome. ( A new Emerging church )
A restoration of spiritual and temporal power, that the Roman Catholic Church lost through the Reformation.
There is a great move towards an Inter Faith Movement, Ecumenism, which embraces all religious groups, Christian, Muslim, Bhuddist, Hinduism etc.
We see the Pontiff of Rome ( so called, Vicar of Christ on earth) ( the one who stands in place of Christ ) going around the world embracing the leaders of all the false religions and proclaiming that all roads lead to God, that we are all children of God.
On December 2013, the Diversity Chronicle blog published an article saying that at the Third Vatican Council, Pope Francis had condemned racism, welcomed pro-choice and homosexual members to the church, and declared that “we all worship the same God” and that “all religions are true”:
Pope Francis said in his message, released Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany. “Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God indifferent ways. In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty that we have for all: we are all children of God,”
This is in spite of scripture, John 14: 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Pope Francis is saying that ALL roads lead to God. (Universalism)
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 From the Catholic Herald Pope Francis is convinced that the Reformation is already over. He believes it ended in 1999, the year the Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Federation issued a joint declaration on justification, the doctrine at the heart of Luther’s protest.A reconciliation:
The animosity and resentments left by the Reformation only began to heal after the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s, with the start of an ecumenical dialogue aimed at promoting Christian unity.There are still some doctrinal disputes.
But Pope Francis says that while theologians iron out their differences, the two churches can work together on social issues like caring for the poor, migrants and refugees, and combating persecution of Christians. Jens-Martin Kruse, pastor of the Lutheran Church in Rome, says Francis'approach has been dubbed "walking ecumenism.""
We are moving together, this is a new experience that we are together on this walk," Kruse adds. "Walking together, we find that we have lots of things more in [common than] we thought before."That raises the question of whether the Reformation might have been a complete misunderstanding.
The Harlot Rides this Beast ( Controls) ( The Roman Catholic System (who has diplomatic relations with 180 countries) is in control, until the Beast and the Kings turn on her )
Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
Satan. The Power behind the Beast was active in all the previous Kingdoms that persecuted God’s people.
Whatever the Ten Kingdoms represent, the antichrist will arise from it, promoted by the false prophet and both receiving their power from Satan. This will be the counterfeit Trinity. (The Beast, the False Prophet and Satan)
For the Whore of Babylon See Blog 26 The Whore of Babylon.