Thursday, September 7, 2006

Revelation 13 - The false prophet

The false prophet

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.

Another beast, like the first beast arises. He did not come from the sea, but from the earth; having two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. He appeared to be meek as a lamb but spoke as one sent from satan; lies and deceit.

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.

He has the same power as the antichrist and causes those of the earth to worship the beast. This is the false prophet who has evil spiritual power from the devil to cause everyone not of God to worship the antichrist. We see this as an unholy trinity. The dragon is satan, exercising authority and giving power to the antichrist. The third member is as the false holy spirit, coming from earth, or hell, not from heaven. He is to point people to the false christ, just as the Holy Spirit points people to the Lord Jesus Christ. Satan is a liar and a copier, but he is not good, he is only evil with lies and deception. So many follow the liar and refuse the true God and savior.

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
John 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
John 8:46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
John 8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

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,

He does the same act that Elijah did before the worshippers of Baal. He could do nothing without God allowing him to. The healed wound was only for a season, to bring out the fulness of satan's evil purpose and to give men who left on earth a final time to choose between good and evil.

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.

Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

In the days of the Exodus, Aaron performed miracles, and up to a point was matched miracle-for-miracle by the magicians of Egypt (Exodus 7-9).

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.

Exo 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Exo 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Hab 2:18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
Hab 2:19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

The power of satan caused the idol to speak, and to have power to kill those who did not worship the image of the antichrist.

Hab 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

We are the Holy Temples of God. We are not to bow down to false gods, no matter how much power they have. If we seek power and miracles, beware, for not all signs and wonders are of God. Seek the Holy one of God, the Lord Jesus Christ and hear the Holy Bible, so that you may have a true heart, not deceived by the false powers of satan. Our God is greater!

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1 John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
1 John 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

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