THE FALSE PROPHET
How Did America Really Start?
Contrary to a former President, Barack Obama, America has always been a “Christian” nation up to the present time. America was actually started by Jews and Protestants looking for a place to live and pray away from the Roman Catholic Church influence. http://conservativebyte.com/2014/12/christian-foundations-america/
Along with John’s vision of the beast that is the Antichrist, John saw another beast (Revelation 13:11) who is later identified as the False Prophet (Revelation 19:20).
In the midst of the world wide chaos, the false prophet will use his authority and power to perform unusual signs, deceiving people into false hope and into worshiping an image of the Antichrist (Revelation 13:12-14). Those who refuse to worship the Antichrist will be killed (Revelation 13:15).
Assuming the Rapture occurs, the world’s economy will crash. The False Prophet along with the Antichrist will stabilize it with strict control over who can buy and sell. Every man, woman, and child will receive a mark, without which one cannot participate. This will lead to great suffering for those who refuse it. (Revelation 13:17-18).
There is a question as to whether Antichrist should be viewed as a person, as an influence, or as a religious system. Believers have debated this through the ages.
The only problem this writer sees viewing America as the False Prophet is this: Re 19:20 “But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.”
Could this mean the President of America will represent the False Prophet? Otherwise throwing the entire nation of America into burning sulfur just doesn’t add up. Let’s examine this a little more:
America In Bible Prophecy
While the American President does not appear to be the Antichrist, (at the time of this writing , America definitely plays an extremely significant role in the end times. So let’s look at who may be the true Antichrist today and America’s role in Bible prophecy.
In Revelation chapter 13 we find two beasts.
The first beast (Revelation 13:1) comes out of the sea (many people) and the second beast (Revelation 13:11) out of the earth. The first beast is also known as the Antichrist and is synonymous with the little horn in Daniel chapter 7, but the second beast that comes out of the earth (few people) is a kingdom ruled by two horns (powers) that gives power back to the Antichrist and sets up an image to the first beast that all must worship or they cannot buy and sell and ultimately will lose their life.
All the early Protestants believed as follows:
John said that in his time there were MANY Antichrists and that anyone that denies Jesus came in the flesh is antichrist. 2 John 1:7.
This would include a Church that denies Jesus came in the flesh by insisting that Christ took on the sinless nature of Mary’s flesh. Jesus is considered “perfect” because He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and His mother was a virgin. Mary was not perfect. The Roman Catholic’s have a celebration called “The Immaculate Conception”, but this does not refer to Jesus. It refers to Mary. It is not in the Holy Bible including the Roman Catholic Bible.
Roman Catholics believe there is the Bible and then there is Tradition, the latter conceived by mankind. Roman Catholics also have a celebration of Mary’s Assumption. This means she ascended just as Jesus did. Again, not in the Holy Bible, nor the Roman Catholic Bible.
This is what Paul was talking about in 2nd Thessalonians 2:3 – when the simplicity of the Good News of Jesus being our Redeemer would be taken away and this “falling away” is due to man-made traditions, false theories and unbiblical practices. The “son of perdition” and that “mystery of lawlessness” he talks about in 2nd Thessalonians 2:3, 4, 7 and 1 Cor. 3:16, is quite possibly both about the Papacy and the lawlessness of End Time America, which Americans saw starting with its President Obama, his corrupt DOJ, and generally all of its hierarchy/government since his predecessor, “Slick Willie”, AKA Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary who are closely identified as Ahab and Jezebel of the Old Testament by Cahn. (12) This has progressed behind the scenes to a spirit of lawlessness in the streets, consistently only in DFL controlled cities (Governor/Mayor), with rapes, murder, burning, looting, etc. with no DFL response of any kind.
Publications and video’s show the majority of theologians feel the end-time Pope in Rome, will be the False Prophet. And, of course, the existing Pope of 2020 certainly appears as a religious lamb, yet speaks as a dragon.
America is currently (2020) spoken of, as a nation without morals, having little effect on society as a whole: http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/42316-is-the-church-impacting-world-culture-or-is-worldly-culture-invading-the-church
America and the Second Beast of Revelation
Just hours before George W. Bush beat John Kerry on November 2 of 2004, an Associated Press article declared the following:
Statements such as “A day that will decide the fate of the world” and “The planet’s destiny is decided in large part by America” are not minor sentences.
What happens in Washington DC affects the entire globe. In this light we inquire: Is America mentioned in Bible prophecy, or has God’s Word overlooked the world’s only superpower?
Many prophecy writers emphatically state that we are not there. They see the US fading into oblivion under a supposedly future New World Order dominated by the United Nations. Professor Walter J. Veith, PhD, has many writings on Revelation, Daniel and other biblical studies: Here is one site: (https://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception_beasts_earth_Revelation_power)
Dr. Veith wishes to suggest the possibility that America is the exact power specifically mentioned in this following mysterious verse: Revelation 13:11
He asked to “allow me to build a case”. First, what is a “beast”? Answer: A great nation. The proofs are found in Daniel 7, a chapter that clearly parallels Revelation 13. Chapters talk about beasts, ten horns, a mouth speaking great things, and war on the saints (see Daniel 7:3-8, 21 and Revelation 13:1-7).
Daniel 7 describes four beasts: the lion, bear, leopard and dragon like beast.
Revelation 17:15 “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues.”
Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome all rose from the midst of a sea of peoples in Europe and the Middle East. Not so with the beast in Revelation 13:11 as it comes from the earth. This points to a great nation rising out of a sparsely inhabited area.
Revelation 13:11 “I saw another beast coming out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb.”
Each word is very significant. The true Lamb of course is Jesus. “Like a lamb,” indicates this nation would have lamb-like or Jesus features. A lamb is a young animal, a baby sheep. Thus this nation would at one time be youthful and new.
Significantly, its “two horns” have no crowns like the first beast in Revelation 13:2. Crowns represent kingly power. Thus we have a new nation, with Christian features, rising out of a sparsely inhabited area, with a government without kingly power. We also know what time this occurred. You will note that this second beast of Revelation that comes out of the earth rises after the first beast of Revelation receives the deadly head wound which occurred in 1798.
So what nation was starting out in the late 1700’s? Are the pieces starting to come together yet?”
Let’s go back to Revelations 12 which reveals Satan pursuing God’s true Church, through the Papacy, into the wilderness for 1260 dark years to avoid the murderous persecution of the Papal Church, but the “earth” (referring to the beast from the earth) opens up a refuge for those fleeing the persecution. Thus what we have is a nation that began with people that were fleeing from the Papal persecution.
What nation did these Jews and Protestants flea to and make a declaration that Church and state should never again be combined?
What nation other than Israel was dedicated to God as it began?
Revelation 12:14-16 “And to the woman [Church] were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, [42 months] from the face of the serpent. [Satan] 15 And the serpent [Satan] cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman [Church], that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood [persecution]. 16 And the earth [unpopulated area] helped the woman [Church], and the earth opened her mouth, [a nation provided a place of refuge for those fleeing persecution] and swallowed up the flood [persecution] which the dragon [Satan] cast out of his mouth.” Parenthesis added.
Revelation 13 also reveals that this exact nation will finally achieve superpower status during the last moments of time, make a major mistake, and lead out in the global enforcement of the mark of the beast.
Revelation 13:16-17 “And he [the lamb-like beast] causes [he resorts to force] all [his power becomes global], both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their forehead, that no man might buy or sell [the world’s economy is involved] except the one who has the mark.”
And finally the above two verses parallel the last part of Revelation 13:11 describing the final, tragic act of the lamb like beast, “he spoke like a dragon.”
Now let’s recap Revelation 13 revealing the identity of both the first and the second beast.
Revelation 13:1-10 These six points reveal that the Antichrist leopard like beast could represent the Roman Church:
- Revelation 13:1—Antichrist rises from the sea (from a populated area. Revelation 17:15).
2. Revelation 13:2—Antichrist receives the SEAT of its government from pagan Rome.
3. Revelation 13:5—Antichrist blasphemously claims the POWER of God (Luke 5:20-21).
4. Revelation 13:7—Antichrist PERSECUTES the saints (believers).
5. Revelation 13:5—Antichrist reigns supreme for 42 months = 1,260 prophetic days or 1260 literal years (from 538 to 1798).
6. Revelation 13:18—Antichrist is with the mysterious number 666.
Revelation 13:10 The second beast arises at the SAME TIME the first beast goes into captivity, or late 1700’s. It is a separate power.
Revelation 13:11 The second beast rises rapidly from an UNPOPULATED area, “the earth.”
Revelation 13:11 The second beast has two horns with NO CROWNS. It has no king. It is not an autocratic dictatorship but a DEMOCRACY, saying to the people that “they” should make an image to the first beast. (Revelation 13:14)
Revelation 13:11 The second beast is a young beast, a youthful power, full of freedom and innocence, a NEW nation. (Remember a beast represents a nation (kingdom), although Rome is certainly a nation.
Daniel 7:17; 7:23) In this prophecy:
- A NEW nation arises
2. Around late 1700’s
3. In an UNPOPULATED area
4. Without kingly authority
5. Governed by the people. It has the lamb like quality of Jesus, allowing its people freedom of choice.
End Professor Walter J. Veith’s “case” .
The ONLY nation that fits ALL of the above prophetic specifications is the UNITED STATES.
Nevertheless, the majority of theologians feel the end-time Pope in Rome, will be the False Prophet.
Possibility: Revelation 13:11-12 The features of the lamb-like beast rapidly turn into a DRAGON. Religious liberty is followed by religious oppression.
Revelation 13:12 The second beast, (the False Prophet) the UNITED STATES, gives its influence to the first beast, the Antichrist, and becomes the enforcer nation with a UNION of Church and state.
Revelation 13:12 The central issue in the final conflict may be “WORSHIP” which is currently forbidden/limited in most states supposedly due to the Wuhan Communist China virus.
(See Revelation 14:7-12) The Sabbath is God’s eternal SIGN of true worship of Him as CREATOR.
Revelation 13:13-14 Satan will use MIRACULOUS SIGNS and WONDERS at a time of international crisis to forge a UNION of Church and state which will violently oppose and oppress God’s people. (See Revelation 16:14 and 2 Thessalonians 2:9)
Revelation 12:17 God’s “faithful” people will not yield to the coercive pressure to violate God’s law.
Another possible interpretation revolved around the fact of Rome (The Papacy) having two horns of power – both spiritual and political. This theory lacks the “newness” of the False Prophet coming from the earth.
AND A FINAL HOWEVER:
There is also a tradition the Antichrist will come from the tribe of Dan based on a prophecy from Genesis 49:17 and the fact that the tribe of Dan is not sealed in the Great Tribulation (Rev. 7:4-8). This changes the entire outlook. With all the attention being centered on identifying the Antichrist, very little has been said about the false prophet.
(More to Come)