[3.(ii)1.] The Beast and the False Prophet sets up a False reign on the earth having his own ‘small and great’ (hierarchy during his kingdom in the flesh on the earth)
[3.(ii)2.] The Breast and False Prophet does many miracles and wonders (with the Power of Satan who even heals the Beast from his mortal wound)
[3.(ii)3.] The whole earth was amazed by such a revelation and with signs and wonders even seeing that the beast is healed and so they assume that they beast is immortal (for example)
[3.(ii)4.] Only the saints of God (who know that these are false, being temporal fake wonders as it is already revealed beforehand in Holy Scripture) oppose him
[3.(ii)5.] The Beast will even overcome the saints of the Most High and kill them
[3.(ii)6.] So many people will be deceived further by the beast and think that the Bible is wrong or with an alternate interpretation or that ‘they only believe what they see’
[3.(ii)7.] The Beast will utter blasphemies against God and even claim that ‘he is god’.
He will probably just declare that ‘he is that alien’ that helped build the ancient civilizations and now has ‘come back to see his experiment (humans)’ and wishes to guide humanity into an era of ‘peace and love’ with technological improvements and the ‘promise of eternal life’ too. He may even promise to bring back your dead loved ones too in the future.
[3.(ii)8.] The Beast will introduce a system to put his mark 666 on the people without which none can buy nor sell. Those who oppose him, the beast will kill easily as he is given the dominion over all people who live on the earth during this time.
The Beast is often termed the antichrist by Bible Scholars though the word antichrist or the Lawless one whom apostle Paul refers to does not exist in the Book of Revelation. I believe that they are each right and ‘combining’ these Verses together, I see that the Beast is the antichrist and the Lawless-one.
He is called the beast since deriving his power from Satan, he may manifest himself in a strange flesh whilst also having human flesh as the Lawless-one. He is the antichrist because he will say that the Bible is wrong or interpret it differently and even declare himself to ‘be a god’ (or even claiming that there are many gods) or even easily deceive many by giving a false hope or theory that they too are gods or that they existed prior as the New Age thinking errs.
[3.(ii)9.] This mark of the Beast is not literally the number 666 as Scripture mentions that the meaning or sign is hidden and may only be seen with those with Wisdom proving that this sign may not be literally be like 666 tattooed on the body. Many theories exists for the literal meaning of this mark such as a highly developed microchip placed in the right arm or forehead to bring upon a cashless society (for example).
Please note that it is NOT the technology which is sin but that it is used to serve the sin that ‘one must acknowledge that the beast is god or equivalent’ before one can be a part of it.
[3.(ii)10.] The Beast being supernatural will amaze those who follow him just like the Days of Noah when the fallen sons of God, the heroes of the age, men of renown were born between humans and fallen angels, as these occurred in the past.
He will probably claim that ‘the Christian Laws of God’ are blocking them from experiencing the ‘divine union between humans and the divine beings’ which is actually basically pointing to ‘have sex with the demons (the unclean spirits)’ while human beings will be thinking that ‘they are having sex with the gods’.
Free sex might also be advocated between human beings in the claim that it increases their spiritual power (or other equivalent absurdities) and the earth may exhibit the signs of Sodom too in that men also go after each other in this.
Those performing it may ‘feel the false sign of heightened senses or increased physical strength or healing in the body from their sickness or the hearing of voices which may even masquerade as their dead loved ones too (in whom they trust)’ asking them to indulge deeper in this sin which increases ‘their inner strength’ till eventually they may ‘become a god too’. Men will be so easily deceived if such a claim is made to follow such a lust by a ‘supernatural being’.
We cannot be sure if it’s going to happen this way or in a new way somewhat but this analogy is highly possible since Christ did allude that the Days prior to His Coming will be ‘as the Days of Noah’ when this literally happened back then in some comparable manner!
Yes, these ‘fallen angels’ literally walked the earth and had sex with women (who were amazed by their beauty & ‘supernatural powers’) and bore children (‘hybrids’ or the ‘Nephilims’) who were giants or had such abilities too.
They also claimed to be ‘gods’ and different groups of men (e.g. races) devoted themselves to the various ones amongst these and started worshipping them. There was probably also a rivalry between these ‘gods’ or more accurately fallen angels where ‘one god claimed to be stronger than the other’ and they & their followers fought each other to ‘prove dominance’ like beasts.
Sounds similar to the ‘super hero stories in recent movies’?
Indeed, they will all ‘claim’ to ‘fight for good’ which is ‘basically for your survival’ and many will easily believe such lies since these workers of Satan will also ‘do good’ say charity works on earth or even ‘heal others’ or ‘destroy some wicked men to show that they mean good only’. Let’s not be deceived if it happens in this way (as described prior) during the ‘end’ (whenever that may be, be it a year from now or 1000 years from now, in these Last DAYS of this age, AGE1) because ‘good doesn’t come with evil together with it in any way’.
Just because someone does a good work, it does not necessarily prove that ‘they are good’. Only that ‘act’ is ‘good’ but not necessarily that person since that person may also do ‘evil’ at other times be it known/unknown to us. Only God is Good and He Will Prove everything during Judgment later when He Returns and bring all secret things to light (for there is nothing that will remain hidden which will not be revealed) following which all men will praise God (have the praise of God) since ‘they will understand it when they can see all the details pertaining to each act’. Remember,
‘The best deception is often cloaked in good deeds as it will be done by Satan in that even his angels will transform into ministers of righteousness but will DENY that JESUS CHRIST has COME in the FLESH’ – Anonymous
Yes, NOT one of these ‘fallen spirits’ (if they are allowed to manifest in human form during those perilous times) will be ABLE to utter this STATEMENT –> ‘JESUS CHRIST has COME in the FLESH’. If it happens, you may test this and see to realize that these so called gods ‘cannot even pretend to say that’ as humans can pretend in the flesh to utter the above.
[3.(ii)11.] The Beast himself may be a product of such an unholy union between Satan and a woman (not Written in Scripture as thus but it’s possible). Probably that’s why he is called the ‘Beast’ since he is not classifiable as a ‘human’ and ‘nor as Satan (who is often identified as a Dragon, an animal-like thing who is said to have his own angels too hinting that he might have been a fallen angel as well)’.
[3.(ii)12.] The Beast may Promise Prosperity and the New Age of Eternal life or equivalent either with improved super medicines or by claiming that a union (in the flesh, e.g. sex) with him or the ‘demons’ can ‘pass the eternal life’ to those who receive his mark.
We know that the evil spirits deceive men and give such fantasies prior (e.g. in porn) via lust.
The Beast may claim that these were ‘prophetic’ revelations given prior to the ‘enlightened human beings’ (i.e. those who indulge in bestiality or fornication) through the false prophet who might preach such ‘sensual’ messages toward the people of the earth at that time.
[3.(ii)13.] The False Prophet may actually claim that all the ways of human beings are right.
He may deceive by stating that according to ‘his own way’, each man may be a ‘god’ and even reveal the ‘various beasts’ (unclean spirits or fallen angels) who could walk the earth too (lesser in power than the beast) as ‘their gods’ to ‘whom they belong’.
[3.(ii)14.] Thus mankind may be fascinated and be DECEIVED in thinking that ‘sin is not a big deal’ and the Bible is wrong via such PERVERTED revelations.
During that time, the Beast may challenge the ‘saints who oppose him’ to a ‘fight’ or ‘call Lord Jesus Christ to appear in the FLESH’ and come and fight with him or other equivalent blasphemies.
Thereafter, the Beast and his agents may kill and torture the saints to ‘prove’ that they are right and even point to the men who are watching that Christ never saved them and neither can save you too.
[3.(ii)15.] Another possibility is that the Beast will claim that ‘he is jesus’.
He will probably not speak against the Bible if this happens but may point to a different PERVERTED interpretation of the Bible. For example, he may say that the first resurrection is over & it occurred at the time of Christ with the old testament saints coming out of the tombs.
Next, he may say that the Millennial Age is next and be ready to appeal to the Jews & Christians alike by promising that the rebuilding of the Temple will be done. Anyone who opposes him will ‘lose’ and thus he will declare that his manifestation is the second coming of Christ or the messiah of the Jews and Christians who are not grounded in His Word may be easily deceived (yes, ‘if possible even the elect’).
He may then say that here is the chance for the Second Resurrection which is the last chance for one to attain ‘eternal life’. So, though he makes a ‘Christian mark to deceive’ claiming that it is a ‘seal of God’ or equivalent, he is actually lying and introducing the ‘mark of the beast’.
He may even come in a white horse to claim that he is that Christ (which is false, Matthew 24:5). There is a rider of a white horse in revelation itself who is NOT the Christ (Revelation 6:2, Zechariah 1:8).
The False Prophet may then give the people of the earth the ‘ability to see Visions’ (claiming that ‘god is pouring his spirit’, hence committing the unforgivable blasphemy of the Holy Spirit to those who ‘accept & claim it’).
In such visions, which may ‘seem real’ as ‘a person may actually see it’ (but it’s FALSE), it could either point to ‘eternal hell’ for those who ‘disobey or do not receive that so called Christian mark – which is actually the mark of the beast’. So, people will flock to receive this ‘last chance’ of ‘salvation’ by receiving that and being afraid of the ‘eternal hell’ showed in such visions of which is told that it will be the ‘fate of those who oppose the beast’.
It is also possible that the Beast will declare that he is ‘god’ in that he is known by many names across the cultures. By doing so, he will identify himself with many belief systems and fulfil ‘their prophecies collectively’ and people may be easily deceived since if any from ‘other religions’ too try to oppose him, he will succeed easily by slaying both the true Christian saints and the non-Christians alike.
The Beast may actually offer instant enlightenment where the one who receives his mark immediately gets to ‘hear voices’. This person will think that these voices are ‘the gods’ or equivalent and that person will be driven in a fantasy of thinking that ‘he is now one of the enlightened ones’. What has actually happened in this case is that this person’s body has become an inhabitation of demons.
There is more than one way such a deception may take place (in parallel too) with both a physical and a spiritual deception being done simultaneously. So, let us hold fast to His Written Word (Bible Verses) ONLY to avoid being deceived in any way.
Such a deception (in some way) happened during the ‘last hours’ of that DAY during apostle John’s time too:
“Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.” (1 John 2:18, NASB)
Please note that the Current Age (AGE1) consists of some DAYS where a DAY itself may be split into HOURS where each represents some ‘unknown duration of time’ with respect to ‘human counting’. It’s hidden so that NO MAN can calculate or know the EXACT times for these but as the Parable of the fig tree goes, ‘we may know that it’s near’ by looking at the ‘signs’ which are BIBLICALLY Stated.
So this point easily refutes ‘christian theories’ which assume that the Book of Revelation is already fulfilled in the 1st Century itself as it is described (briefly) below:
That was the ‘last hour’ (singular) of ‘one particular Day’ (spoken of in 1 John 2:18).
It’s Written that as in the DAYS (plural) of Noah and unless the DAYS (plural again) are shortened, no Elect (from each of these DAYS) may be Saved (from similar) deceptions where a particular DECEPTION is described in Revelation where the antichrist spirit manifests in the ‘strange flesh’ as the ‘beast’.
The deceptions in ‘other DAYS’ before that particular DAY happens are to be allegorically Viewed (and NOT the ‘other way around’ as erred in such popular exegesis). Yes, the Book of Revelation reveals the Deception of the antichrist LITERALLY for that PARTICULAR DAY (of AGE1) and a similar deception may be interpreted Allegorically toward the DAYS BEFORE this DAY itself (within this SAME AGE1) and ‘not the other way around’.
Some falsely claim that the ‘last hour’ refers to the antichrist spirit being manifested in the Old Testament age. Truth is, the Old Covenant happened during the Previous age, and not during the previous hour. Each Age is split into Days and each Day is split into hours.
Different words are used in Scripture highlighting a distinct difference for an Age, Day and Hour (whose accuracy is ‘missed’ when we sloppily remain ignorant of this Biblical Fact).
And I will stick to it as it is Written instead of the ‘man-made assumption’ that Day = hour = Age or some other strange explanations.
Yes, ‘as you heard that antichrist is coming’ (1 John 2:18) points to the antichrist manifestation in many ways UNTIL his final manifestation in the ‘strange flesh’ of the BEAST where during this DAY, he will be LITERALLY on the earth, physically to deceive at that time.
Thus, unless these ‘DAYS of this current age, AGE1’ are shortened (for the Elect’s sake), no flesh may be saved.
With such types of deception or equivalent (as these deceptions could happen in many other ways), the Beast and the False Prophet may deceive the earth at that time and demand allegiance to him by requesting those who are alive to receive his mark and embrace the ‘eternal life’.
So, how do we know that the Beast is not true?
Ask the Beast (or the Antichrist) to do this: ‘CONFESS with YOUR OWN MOUTH that JESUS CHRIST has COME in the FLESH’. The Beast CANNOT do it since the Verse below mentions this Secret literally:
“And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is Come in the FLESH is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” (1 John 4:3, KJV)
Please note ‘carefully’ that only the Beast (or the antichrist) cannot do it. The False Prophet (if he is a man) may be able to do it. And using the False Prophet as his ‘mouth piece’ to do it does NOT count and is a ‘false proof’. So, you must ask for the Beast to Confess it with his own mouth ‘only’ of which ‘he cannot’.
Even if the Beast could confess a pretence of it on account of being in the flesh & not in the spirit-form (for argument’s sake), the Beast will DENY the HISTORICAL JESUS CHRIST Who came about 2000 years ago:
“Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.” (1 John 2:2, NASB)
“For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:24, NASB)
Yes, all the above Deceptions will END when He Returns Majestically on a White Horse as it is Written:
“And I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a White Horse, and He Who Sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in Righteousness He Judges and Wages War. His Eyes are a Flame of Fire, and on His Head are many Diadems; and He has a Name Written on Him which no one knows except Himself…
And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.” (Revelation 19:11 – 12, 19 – 20, NASB)
P/S: A Glimpse of Time – During His 40 Days after His Resurrection
Hope Remains in the Blessed SAVIOUR of the WORLD!
PEACE to you