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Lesson #36

RETURN TO SYLLABUS

REVELATION AND THE SECOND COMING
LESSON #36
THE FALSE PROPHET WITH TWO HORNS—REV 13:11-18

  • MEMORY VERSE: REV 13:18a
    • Here is wisdom, let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast.”
  • READ REV 13:11-18
    • ANOTHER BEAST (11) = ANOTHER MEANS OF THE SAME KIND AS THE FIRST BEAST.
      • WE IDENTIFIED THE FIRST BEAST IN REV 13 AS THE ANTI-CHRIST.
      • THE SECOND BEAST IS THE FALSE PROPHET WHO WILL DISPLAY MUCH THE SAME CHARACTER AS THE ANTI-CHRIST. HE WILL BE A MAN WHO DOES THE WORK OF SATAN AND DIRECTS PEOPLE TO WORSHIP THE ANTI-CHRIST. HE IS THE THIRD MEMBER OF THE UNHOLY TRINITY. (SATAN, THE FATHER OF LIES, THE ANTI-CHRIST, AND THE FALSE PROPHET). THIS MAKES HIM THE OPPOSITE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.
THE MINISTRY OF THE FALSE PROPHET THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
HE IS THE THIRD MEMBER OF THE UNHOLY TRINITY HE IS THE THIRD MEMBER OF THE HOLY TRINITY
HE COMES IN THE TRIBULATION IN PEACE WITH POWER HE CAME ON PENTECOST IN PEACE WITH POWER
HE ELEVATES THE ANTI-CHRIST FOR WORSHIP HE ELEVATES JESUS CHRIST FOR WORSHIP
HE IS THE SOURCE OF MIRACLES THAT CAUSE PEOPLE TO BE DECEIVED HE IS THE SOURCE OF MIRACLES THAT CAUSE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE
HE RAISES THE WOUNDED ANTI-CHRIST FROM THE DEAD, OR APPEARS TO DO SO HE RAISED THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST FROM THE DEAD
HE INITIATES AN APOSTATE CHURCH OF DECEIVED BELIEVERS HE INITIATED THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH OF TRUE BELIEVERS IN CHRIST
HE RECEIVES HIS WORDS FROM SATAN HE RECEIVES THE WORD FROM GOD, THE FATHER
HE HAS THE POWER TO ENFORCE DEATH HE HAS THE POWER TO GIVE LIFE
        • OUT OF THE EARTH = THE FALSE PROPHET COMES OUT OF THE AREA OF THE MIDDLE EAST.
        • 2 HORNS = THE TWO ASPECTS OF THE FALSE PROPHET’S MINISTRY, WHICH WE WILL EXAMINE IN DETAIL LATER:
          • =1= AN APOSTATE CHRISTIANITY (MYSTERY BABYLON = WORLD FALSE RELIGION) (REV 17)
          • =2= THE WORSHIP OF THE ANTI-CHRIST AS GOD (WORLD POLITICAL/ECONOMIC BABYLON) (REV 18)
            • BECAUSE THE JEWS LOOK FOR THE COMING OF A PERSON LIKE ELIJAH WHO WILL ANNOUNCE THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH (MAL 4:5), MANY JEWS WILL THINK THE FALSE PROPHET IS THE FULFILLMENT OF ELIJAH WHO COMES AND POINTS THE WAY TO THE ANTI-CHRIST AS THE MESSIAH. THIS WILL BE THE GREAT DECEPTION OVER THE JEWS.
        • LIKE A LAMB = THE FALSE PROPHET APPEARS TO COME IN PEACE AND TRANQUILITY.
          • SATAN COUNTERFEITS EVERYTHING THAT GOD DOES. JESUS IS CALLED THE LAMB OF GOD, SO THE FALSE PROPHET ATTEMPTS TO REPLACE CHRIST WITH THE WORSHIP OF THE ANTI-CHRIST.
            • NOTICE THAT THE FALSE PROPHET HAS 2 HORNS WHILE THE LAMB OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST, HAS 7 HORNS (REV 5:6)
        • THE FALSE PROPHET SPEAKS LIKE A DRAGON = HE GETS HIS WORDS FROM SATAN.
          • THIS IS THE DECEPTION. HE APPEARS TO BE FROM GOD, BUT HE IS REALLY FROM SATAN. THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE HIM.
            • READ 2 COR 11:14-15
          • THE FALSE PROPHET DOES GREAT WONDERS (13) = GREAT MIRACLES THAT DECEIVE AND IMPRESS MEN.
            • THE HEALING OF THE ANTI-CHRIST’S HEAD WOUND. (REV 13:3,14)
            • FIRE FROM HEAVEN (13) =
              • FIRE FROM HEAVEN REMINDS US OF THE DAY OF PENTECOST WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME UPON THE BELIEVERS AND ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH.
              • FIRE FROM HEAVEN REMINDS US OF THE MIRACLE DONE BY ELIJAH (1KIN 18:38) AND ALSO THE MIRACLE THAT WILL BE DONE BY THE TWO TRIBULATION WITNESSES (11:5).
        • THE FALSE PROPHET MAKES AN IMAGE OF THE BEAST (14) = THE FALSE PROPHET FACILITATES THE SETTING UP OF A STATUE OR IDOL OF THE ANTI-CHRIST IN THE JEWISH TEMPLE.
          • THE FALSE PROPHET CAUSES THIS STATUE TO APPEAR TO BE ALIVE AND SPEAK. PEOPLE WILL WORSHIP THE IDOL AS GOD.
          • THE FALSE PROPHET HAS THE POWER TO ENFORCE DEATH TO THOSE WHO DO NOT WORSHIP THE ANTI-CHRIST (15).
    • THE FALSE PROPHET’S ECONOMIC WORLD POWER (16-18):
      • THE FALSE PROPHET HAS ECONOMIC POWER OVER EVERYONE IN THE WORLD BY THE USE OF A NUMBERING SYSTEM–666 (WORLD FOOD BANK).
        • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NUMBERS:
          • THE NUMBER 6 IS THE NUMBER OF MAN, ONE LESS THAN 7, WHICH IS GOD’S PERFECT NUMBER. THIS INDICATES THAT MAN IS FALLEN SHORT OF GOD’S GLORY.
            • THE NUMBER 6 IS MENTIONED 199 TIMES IN THE BIBLE. IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT BIBLICAL NUMBER FOR EXAMPLE:
              • THE SIXTH CHARACTER MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE IS SATAN.
              • MAN WAS CREATED ON THE SIXTH DAY.
              • MAN IS TO WORK SIX DAYS IN A WEEK.
              • A HEBREW SLAVE WAS TO WORK 6 YEARS AND THEN GO FREE.
              • THE LAND WAS TO BE CULTIVATED FOR 6 YEARS AND THEN REST.
              • THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD ARE TO LAST APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEARS.
              • MOSES HAD TO WAIT ON THE MOUNTAIN 6 DAYS BEFORE GOD REVEALED HIMSELF.
              • FOR 6 DAYS THE ISRAELITES MARCHED AROUND JERICHO.
              • ETC.
            • THIS IS A MARKING SYSTEM THAT MOCKS GOD’S MARK UPON TRUE BELIEVERS IN JESUS CHRIST.
              • THE WORD, MARK, IN GREEK IS keragmah WHICH MEANS = A SCRATCH, OR AN ETCHING, OR A TATTOO USED AS A MARK OF SERVITUDE OR SLAVERY.
                • THE MARK ON CAIN IN GEN 4:9-15 IS A PREFIGURE OF THE MARK OF THE ANTI-CHRIST.
              • THE GREEK WORD FOR THE MARK ON TRUE BELIEVERS IS, chefrazio, WHICH IS A SEAL OF SECURITY.
            • 666 (LEV 19:28)
              • PERHAPS THIS MARK IS A SERIES OF 3 6-DIGIT NUMBERS:
                • 3 FOR THE UNHOLY TRINITY.
                • 6 FOR THE # OF MAN.
              • THE NUMBER OF A NAME:
                • THE GREEK AND HEBREW LANGUAGES DID NOT USE ARABIC NUMERALS. INSTEAD THEY USED LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET TO REPRESENT NUMBERS. FOR EXAMPLE, A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, ETC.
                  • IF YOU ADD UP THE LETTERS FOR THE NAME, JESUS, IN THE GREEK, THE TOTAL IS 888. THE TOTAL VALUE OF THE NAME, CHRIST, IS 1480. EACH VARIATION OF THE NAME OF JESUS, CHRIST, SAVIOR, LORD, EMMANUEL, MESSIAH, ETC. ARE NAMES OF WHICH THE TOTAL IS DIVISIBLE BY 8. EIGHT IS THE NUMBER OF RESURRECTION OR NEW BEGINNING.
                  • THEREFORE, THE NUMBER OF THE NAME OF THE ANTI-CHRIST IN HEBREW IS 666.
              • THE APOSTLE JOHN WROTE THE BOOK OF REVELATION DURING THE REIGN OF THE ROMAN EMPEROR NERO. PROBABLY JOHN HAD THIS EMPEROR IN MIND AS A PREFIGURE OF THE ANTI-CHRIST.
                • TAKING THE NUMERICAL VALUE OF THE HEBREW LETTERS THAT SPELL THE NAME, NERO CAESAR, EQUALS THE NUMBER 666.
                  • N = 50 + R = 200 + O = 6 + N = 50 + Q = 100 + S = 60 + R = 200 == 666
          • IN THE TRIBULATION PERIOD THERE WILL BE THREE WAYS TO BUY MATERIAL POSSESSIONS AND FOOD. (17)
            • BY A MARK (IN THE HAND OR FOREHEAD)
            • BY A NUMBER (666)
            • BY A NAME. (THE ANTI-CHRIST)
      • THE FALSE PROPHET HAS THE POWER TO ENFORCE DEATH OVER ANYONE WHO DOES NOT WORSHIP THE ANTI-CHRIST. (15)
  • SUMMARY:
    • THE FALSE PROPHET WILL USE PEOPLE FOR THE PURPOSES OF DECEPTION AND LEADING PEOPLE TO THE WORSHIP OF THE ANTI-CHRIST.
      • HE WILL BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIBULATION, BY CONTROLLING THE WORLD FALSE RELIGION OF APOSTATE CHRISTIANITY CALLED MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT.
        • AFTER THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH THERE WILL BE A WORLD SPIRITUAL VACUUM. THE FALSE PROPHET FILLS THIS VACUUM WITH AN APOSTATE CHRISTIANITY.
          • THE WORD APOSTATE MEANS = HAVING THE FORM OF CHRISTIANITY BUT NOT THE CONTENT OF BIBLICAL TRUTH.
        • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD, THE ANTI-CHRIST AND THE FALSE PROPHET WILL DESTROY THIS RELIGION TO CONSOLIDATE THE POWER AND WORSHIP OF THE ANTI-CHRIST.
    • BOTH THE ANTI-CHRIST AND THE FALSE PROPHET WILL END IN THE LAKE OF FIRE.
  • APPLICATION:
    • WHAT SHOULD THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE BE TO THIS LESSON?
      • =1= HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF SHARING.
        • READ HEB 10:24,25
          • NOTICE THAT IT BECOMES MORE AND MORE IMPORTANT FOR BELIEVERS TO BE IN FELLOWSHIP WITH EACH OTHER AS THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST COMES NEARER.
            • WE NEED TO HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF SHARING IN LOVE.
              • IN TIMES OF PERSECUTION, TRUE BELIEVERS CAN HELP EACH OTHER THROUGH A SYSTEM OF BARTER, GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD, AND THROUGH A SECRET SOCIETY.
            • GIVE TITHES AND OFFERINGS TO GOD NOW AND BE GOOD STEWARDS OF WHAT YOU HAVE AND GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU LATER.
      • =2= KNOW THE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD SO AS NOT TO BE DECEIVED.
        • READ 2TIM 2:15
          • THERE IS NO SHORT-CUT TO LEARNING THE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD. IT REQUIRES TIME AND EFFORT. HOWEVER, IT WILL BECOME MORE NECESSARY AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST BECAUSE DECEPTION WILL BECOME MORE SUBTLE, MORE PERSUASIVE, AND MORE COMMON.

HOMEWORK
A STUDY OF THE NEW WORLD MONETARY SYSTEM
THIS IS A SELF-STUDY. PLEASE DO NOT SEND HOMEWORK ANSWERS TO THE TEACHER FORCORRECTION.

  • APPLICATION OF REV 13:11-18
    • READ COL 2:4-23 AND 2PET 2:1-22
      • WHAT ARE SOME OF THE WAYS TO DETERMINE A FALSE RELIGION TODAY?
      • WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST DECEPTION?
      • HOW ARE YOU GUARDING YOURSELF AGAINST PRESENT-DAY DECEPTIONS?
  • PREPARATION FOR A STUDY OF THE NEW WORLD MONETARY SYSTEM
    • READ THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES AND WRITE THE IMPORTANT POINTS THAT TELL YOU HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR MONEY.
      • ROM 13:8LUK 6:38
      • MAT 6:25-30PSA 1:1-3
      • PRO 3:27-28PRO 21:20
      • PRO 22:7PHI 4:15-19
      • PRO 3:9-10HEB 10:24-25
      • MAL 3:8-121JOH 3:17-18
  • MEMORY VERSE: ROM 13:8

 

 

 

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