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T. L. S. The Two Beasts. The False. Chapter 13:11-18 Session 4. Prophet. March 13, 2010. 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. Allos – another of the same kind vs .

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T

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The Two Beasts

The False

Chapter 13:11-18

Session 4

Prophet

March 13, 2010

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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

Allos – another of the same kind

vs.

Heteros– another of a different kind

the false prophet
The False Prophet
  • Some have taken him to mean a system or a movement
  • He is more likely a specific individual rather than a religious institution
    • It is more likely that the singular phrase “beast” (therion) or “false prophet” (pseudoprophetes ) refers to an individual rather than a religious institution
    • Because he spends eternity in the lake of fire (Rev 9:20; 20:10), the false prophet is characterized as possessing an eternal soul
    • Such an attribute and eternal fate is descriptive of individuals rather than institutions
the false prophet1
The False Prophet
  • He is the third person in the unholy trinity
    • Just as the RuachHaKodesh(Holy Spirit), he yields equivalent power to the antimessiah, but retains no glory for himself (See John 16:13-14)
    • Just as the great work of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Christ, so the one aim of the Anti-spirit will be to magnify the false christ (see Rev 13:12)
    • Just as the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was visibly attended by ‘cloven tongues like as of fire’ (Acts 2:3), so we read of the Anti-spirit that ‘he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men’ (Rev 13:13)
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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

  • The first beast arose out of the sea, indicating Gentile origin
  • This beast arises from the earth, which may indicate Jewish originEze 21:25-27; Eze 28:2-10 (of the circumcision)
  • Dan 11:36, 37;
  • John 5:43 (allos, not heteros)
  • Psalm 55(Received by Israel)
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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

  • This is a pointer to the vision of the throne room prior to the opening of the first seal where John saw “a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth” (Rev 5:6b)
  • Horns symbolize power
horns as power
Horns as Power
  • The Lamb has seven, the number of completeness
  • This beast has two, the number of witness
    • for he shall serve as the ultimate witness to the first beast
    • The two horns have a pertinent significance, for two is the number of witness and just as Christ declared the Spirit of God should ‘testify (literally, bear witness) of Me’ (John 15:26), so the third person in the evil trinity bears witness to the first Beast
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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

  • Paul warned of Satan’s “ministers”, false apostles and deceitful workers which follow Satan’s pattern and transform themselves into apostles of Messiah (2ndCor 11:13-15)
  • (See also Matthew 7:15-16, and Matthew 24:11-14)
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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

  • Although he looks like a lamb, his verbal instructions are energized by the will of the dragon (Rev 12:2-4, 17; 13:4)
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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.

Revelation 13:12

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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.

Revelation 13:12

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And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

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.

Revelation 13:13,14

signs and wonders
Signs and Wonders
  • Not only will the False Prophet perform signs and lying wonders, the subjects of his deception, the earth dwellers, will be sent strong delusion by efei to believe that which is false
  • The signs themselves are bona fide, but what they attest to is false
  • Even the spirits of demons who collect the kings of the earth to Armageddon—one of whom comes out of the mouth of the False Prophet—convince by the signs they perform (Rev 16:14)
signs and wonders1
Signs and Wonders

Signs are unreliable indicatorsof a work of God!

“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ ”Matthew 7:22-23

two foundations of faith
Two Foundations of Faith

Foundation

Scripture

Experience

Scripture

Experience

or

Deceived

Steadfast

signs and wonders2
Signs and Wonders

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of efei; because many false prophets have gone out into the world”1st John 4:1

signs and wonders3
Signs and Wonders
  • Elsewhere in scripture, we are told to beware of signs and wonders:
    • Acts 8:9-1
    • Deuteronomy 13:1-4
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And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

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.

Revelation 13:13,14

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And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

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.

Revelation 13:13,14

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And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

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.

Revelation 13:13,14

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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.

Revelation 13:15

“What profit is the image, that its maker should carve it, the molded image, a teacher of lies, that the maker of its mold should trust in it, to make mute idols? Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Awake!’ To silent stone, ‘Arise! It shall teach!’ Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, yet in it there is no breath at all.” (Hab 2:18-19 cf. Ps 135:17-18; Jer 10:14; 51:17-19)

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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.

Revelation 13:15

  • This is the point of no return
the moment the world divides
The Moment the World Divides

Eternally Insecure

Eternally Secure

Retain Physical Life

Lose Physical Life

Versus

but

but

Unpardonable Sin

Lose Spiritual Life

Retain Spiritual Life

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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:

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 13:16,17

charagma: brand, seal

A mark is prohibited:Lev 19:28;21:5; Deut 14:1; Isa 49:16; Ezek 9:4; Ex 13:9, 16

the mark
The Mark
  • Two words for mark
    • Charasso (used here): a specific design so as to be recognizable
    • Stigma: such as Paul carried in his body (Gal 6:17) which indicates a mark or scar “without special design, but carrying significance”
the mark1
The Mark
  • The mark differs in emphasis from the seal placed on the 144,000 of Israel
    • The mark emphasizes loyalty to the Beast
    • It is almost certainly visible: “Made by engraving, etching, imprinting, branding,”
    • The seal emphasizes ownership by efei
    • The seal of efei is probably invisible (Rev 7:2)
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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:

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 13:16,17

This implies a mark on the surface of the hand

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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:

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 13:16,17

The High Priest wore a gold plate on his forehead with the inscription “HOLINESS TO EFEI” (Ezekiel 28:36-38)

the mark in the forehead
The Mark in the Forehead
  • Ezekiel was shown a vision where those to be spared God’s judgment receive a mark on their foreheads (Eze 9:4)
  • Harlots wore a mark on their forehead identifying their harlotry (Jer 3:3; Rev 17:5)
  • The 144,000 sealed of Israel have the name of the Father and of the Lamb written on their foreheads (Rev 14:1 cf. Rev 7:3)
the mark in the forehead1
The Mark in the Forehead

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”Deu 6:6-9 cf. Ex 13:9, 16

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Zechariah 11:17

Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

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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:

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 13:16,17

Some texts recognize three alternatives, some recognize two (the mark, consisting of his name or his number)

May refer to gematria

or the number 666

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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.

Revelation 13:18

  • This phrase indicates (possibly) that what is to follow is a riddle of sorts and will take wisdom to understand
  • A similar statement introduces the riddle of the seven heads in Rev 17:9
  • “It is the glory of efei to conceal a thing; but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.” (Proverbs 25:2)
whose number
Whose Number?
  • Insertable chips, RFID, bar codes, etc. for implementation?
  • Remember: it is His number and name that are the critical identity issues
next session
Next Session
  • Read Chapters 14, 15, & 16