Today’s Devotional – January 26th: The False Prophet: (“And I beheld another beast (The False Prophet)”)

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Today’s Devotional – January 26th

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The False Prophet:

(“And I beheld another beast (The False Prophet)”)

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“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.

Revelation 13:11

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This website fully endorses the idea that the two beasts of Revelation 13 are not individuals, as is widely believed and taught within the apostate church community.

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But rather, the first Beast is a multifaceted beast made up of four beasts, seven heads, mountains, kings, and kingdoms, all representing this antichrist world-system, which arose out of the sea of nations.

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ABOVE ENGRAVING: Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – this old engraving shows that the Church once realized that the Babylon Mother of Harlots was actually the apostate churches – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/flood-waters-of-satan/THE SECOND BEAST, THE FALSE PROPHET

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The second beast, however, has been declared to be the spirit of Satan, as he arose up out of the earth, out of the wilderness of the New World, and became known as The United States of America. Oh yes, God originally blessed the United States, giving her a godly origin, based on “Freedom of Speech, “Liberty of Conscience”, and “Equality of Men”. And yes, God allowed the United States to be a Christian nation, without regard for any one denomination to rule supreme.

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And yet, Satan, fresh out of his European reign of terror and tyranny during the Dark Ages, wasted no time in his efforts to corrupt this fledgling nation, quickly moving secularists into various seats of power.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who now in these last days destroys the churches via a world-loving prosperity-driven false gospel – www.signsofheaven.org

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HOW DOES THE UNITED STATES FULFILL THIS PROPHECY?

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Now just why do many Bible students believe that this former Christian nation now fulfills the role as “The False Prophet” Beast of Revelation 13?

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First, the USA did arise out of the earth, as Revelation 13:11 foretold…(“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth”)

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Actually, in three different ways did it arise out of the earth…

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FIRST, the USA was founded by Europeans coming over to this undeveloped wilderness, away from the heavily populated nations of Europe.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoppers_on_Dundas,_near_Yonge.jpgSECOND, America grew strong and powerful by the mass production of a vast diversity of goods derived from the earth’s rich resources.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Times_Square,_New_York_City_(HDR).jpgAND THIRD, this nation became mired in the fleshly, earthy sins which eventually became the death-knell of the USA, as well as the entire world.

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Hence the United States fulfills the prophecy of “coming up out of the earth”!

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THE FALSE PROPHET HAS TWO HORNS LIKE A LAMB

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Just what are the two horns of power like a lamb?

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Listen to Psalm 85:10…“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.”

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As earthly-minded secularists began to arise in power, the United States gradually began to become a counterfeit of the Lamb of God: one horn of its power becoming a political party which styled itself as being “the party of human compassion”, while the other became, “the party of law & order, morality, and religion”. And as most unbiased observers can now readily see, this became a counterfeit of the Lamb of God’s two horns of power…“mercy & truth”, “righteousness & peace”. Oh yes, these counterfeits were, and are, a poor reflection of Jesus, as can easily be witnessed by even a casual glance at today’s political arena.

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/flood-waters-of-satan/“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 (first) beast;”

Revelation 13:14 

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Now most every false prophet must have the outward appearance of mercy and goodness, and even friendliness. And false prophets usually begin winning converts by means of affability towards the naïve and biblically-challenged populace. And this Revelation 13 False Prophet was no exception. He performed many good works in the sight of men. Metaphorically, one could say that this deceiver made “fire come down out of Heaven in the sight of men” (Revelation 13:13), in the sense that it appeared that this nation had the seal of approval of Heaven as it became the leader of the world, fighting for the liberty, justice, and freedom of the nations against the tyranny of corrupt regimes, such as its victory over the Nazis in WWII.

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2nd BEAST IS PART OF THE 1ST BEAST!?

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/flood-waters-of-satan/http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpgThis second Beast of Revelation 13 has another very interesting component, namely, that this False Prophet Beast is actually part of the First Beast of Revelation 13.

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In other words, the last two heads of the Antichrist Beast, the 6th and 7th heads, actually split off from the first Beast to form this second Beast. When the 5th Head (the Church of Rome) received its deadly wound by a sword (the mass production of Bibles in Europe after the invention of the printing press), Satan realized that he must come as a “kinder, more gentler” personage. Hence, this False Prophet Beast appeared on the world stage, seemingly coming as an angel of light…“a knight in shining armor”, as they say. He quickly moved into this new fledgling nation, and slowly morphed this formerly God-blessed nation into The False Prophet Beast.

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SIGNS & WONDERS IN THE CHURCH COMMUNITY

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But in addition to being a two-horned political beast, he also moved into the churches, bringing them into a world-loving, idol-worshiping relationship with Lucifer, while deceiving the church-going masses into believing they were “rich, increased with goods, having need of nothing”, when in truth they were “wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked…” Revelation 3:17

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Now, because this False Prophet is a miracle working prophet, Satan began to work counterfeit miracles through his so-called, “ministers of righteousness”. Signs & wonders, such as speaking in tongues (actually just unintelligible babbling), fallinghttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spiritualhealingjf6155_19.JPG backwards (slain in the spirit), various prophecies, dreams, visions, laughing in the spirit, drunken in the spirit, as well as rolling on the floor (hence the name, “Holy Rollers”), as well as other counterfeit miracles. This false apostate phenomenon was a great part of the 7th head of the Beast.

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Just as Elijah called down fire from Heaven, proving his ministry was God-blessed, so also the Bible declares that this False Prophet will have power to cause a counterfeit “holy fire” to come down by means of “signs and wonders, to deceive, if possible, even the Elect.” (see Matthew 24:24)

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And so, Satan is now calling for a merging of all denominations, commonly referred to as “Ecumenism”…a holding of hands together in solidarity”, as they say. And truth-be-told, this movement is rapidly growing, and may end up taking the world by storm.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who offers a world-loving gospel

ABOVE ENGRAVING: Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – this old engraving shows that the Church once realized that the Babylon Mother of Harlots was actually the apostate churches – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

Falling Backwards – cropped and altered image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Share-alike License

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antifa_@_Trump_in_Phoenix_8-22-17.jpg“AND HE SPAKE AS A DRAGON”

Revelation 13:11

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anti-Christian_sign_in_Federal_Plaza_Chicago.jpgAnd yet, this False Prophet, empowered by Satan, eventually showed his true colors as his rhetoric became increasingly like a dragon, via the modern communications: television, radio, and Internet, etc…. More and more, this formerly benign beast began to speak like Satan, as he stoked up the flames of racial hatred between the world’s citizenry. And this False Prophet began to trample on the human rights of free speech as he began to censor the speech of all opponents of his so-called, “politically correct” ideologies. And he became increasingly intolerant of conservative Christians, who voiced their opposition to his desire to commit genocide of innocent unborn children! And this “mouth, speaking as a dragon” began persecuting Christians who would not bow down to the perverted lifestyles which he loudly forced upon the citizenry of the entire world, even upon young innocent children.

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Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/television-the-image-that-speaks/“And he (the False Prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the (first) beast (Satan’s antichrist world-system), that the image of the (first) beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the (first) beast (this antichrist world-system) should be killed.” Revelation 13:15 

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Now, one of the counterfeit miracles which the False Prophet had power to do, was to invent an image which could speak, and cause the whole world to bow down and worship the first Beast (Satan’s antichrist world-system).

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Yes, unlike all the man-made “deaf & dumb idols” from centuries past, this new image was given the power to speak, often being placed as the centerpiece of the vast majority of homes. And unknowingly, the entire human race began to be gradually transformed into the likeness of Satan.

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Oh yes, the unsaved citizens of the world had always been somewhat conformed into the selfish likeness of Lucifer. But now, via the media, TV, radio, newspapers, novels, advertising signage, Internet, etc., Satan could transform unsaved humans much more deeply than ever before into the attributes of Lucifer, the unseen spirit, “god of this world”. 2nd Corinthians 4:4

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Yes, this talking image was capable of transferring the character of Satan, etching his sinful qualities firmly upon the hearts and minds of viewers/listeners/readers of the new mass media: selfishness, pride, jesting, impatience, revenge, hatred, racism, bigotry, totalitarianism, dishonesty, greed, divorce, lust, indifference, etc., are just some of the qualities by which this talking image “brainwashed” the general populace, ultimately to the degree that anyone not bowing down to these qualities would be considered worthy of death!

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/mark-of-the-beast-seal-of-god/“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:”

Revelation 13:16 

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And by means of the false goodness and “humanitarianism” of the two horns of this False Prophet, he was able to deceive the whole world, etching his mark of authority, his character, into the foreheads (the hearts & minds) and into the right hand (the deeds) of the entire world! This was the essence of what the Mark of the Beast is all about.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Mark of the beast – pub. dom. – Wikipedia

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THE SEAL OF GOD

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But all those who opposed these things, and instead, wrote God’s commandments upon the tables of their hearts, via keeping their entire focus upon the Bible, were able to escape the Beast’s Mark.

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In other words, as Deuteronomy 11:18 says…“Therefore shall ye lay up these My words (the Bible, in its entirety) in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes”.

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Yes, this was the mirror opposite of the Beast’s Mark.

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And whether or not there will be an actual visible mark given out to the unsaved world in these last days, the true mark of his authority, and also of God’s authority will be visible via the selfishness…or…the unselfish goodness of each class of humans: the saved with the seal of God, or the unsaved with the Mark.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Mark of the beast – pub. dom. – Wikipedia

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https://theheavensdeclare.net/mark-of-the-beast-seal-of-god/“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name”

Revelation 13:17  

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Now, this second Beast, The False Prophet, is given the power to forbid “buying or selling” to anyone refusing to bow down to Lucifer’s antichrist world-system. And truth-be-told, we are just now beginning to see the fulfillment of this particular prophecy, as the United States government, aided by big business, is already beginning to cancel those who oppose the totalitarian demands of its authoritarian rulership!

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And in addition, the true Gospel is increasingly disdained, and the preaching thereof is becoming more and more difficult until the “buying and selling” of the true Gospel will no longer be allowed…“Buy the truth, and sell it not…” Proverbs_23:23 

 

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ABOVE PICTURE: Mark of the beast – pub. dom. – Wikipedia

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!” 

Proverbs 25:25

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgWell, this is merely a quick sketch of the antichrist beast known as The False Prophet. And this website has many other articles which further describe these things. And the Reader is highly encouraged to begin a daily study into these prophetic matters.

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And the very Good News is, that we are still living in the day of Salvation! And all those who have ears to hear, can turn away from the totalitarian oppression which is now sweeping over the land as a flood, and cling to the life-giving words of the Bible, hiding His exceeding great and precious promises in our hearts while it is still called today…“I must work the works of him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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Dear Lord, Help me to hide Thy Word in my heart with all Thy Great and precious promises, and let me not become complacent in these last hours… 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… January 9 (Mark Now Given, Part 5: “Freedom of Speech, An Endangered Right!”), or you can also read this next devotional…AUGUST 3 (Apocalypse Now! Part 1: Silencing the Gospel!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

 

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1st FACE…THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

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“MOON IS CONFOUNDED”… The first face, a man’s face, is easy to see. It is that proverbial ‘Man in the Moon’. Most have seen it. Even as little children. (The other two faces are not so easy to see. But let’s concenhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blue_moon_of_31.08.2012.jpgtrate on the first face.) Notice that the ‘Man in the Moon’ appears as though he is looking down at the Earth. ‘Shock and Awe’. That’s the look on his face. Sadness too! You might even see the tears running down his cheeks. (“Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.” Psalm 119:136) The Moon is spoken of as a “faithful witness”. God’s covenanted law is spoken of as a faithful witness as well. Listen to the Psalmist…

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“It (God’s covenant with David [i.e., Christ]) shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.” Psalm 89:37. Notice here that God is comparing His Covenant to the Moon as a “faithful witness”. The Moon reflects the light of the Sun, just as Christians should reflect the light of the Sun of Righteousness, Jesus, who should be in their daily lives. And so the Moon fulfills the verse from Psalms which proclaims… “Praise ye him, Sun and Moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.” Psalm 148:3

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Full moon (“blue moon”) as seen on 31.08.2012 as seen from Slobozia, Romania – by Cezar Popescu – Wikimedia – Public Domain – photo cropped and highlighted

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 1st Face: The Night Watchman”

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TOMORROW…

January 27th (It’s a Brand-X World)

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