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Summary: This beast, the false prophet will be actively busy in the work of Satan except he plays a different role, but in character he is one who is beastly, cruel, and hostile to the people of God, he is like a wolf, though dressed in sheep clothing.

We’re here in chapter 13: of the Revelation and today we’ll talk about the false prophet Lord willing.

Ø Listen as I read verses 11

11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

This word “Another” in the Greek carries the meaning, “another of the same kind.” This beast, the false prophet will be actively busy in the work of Satan except he plays a different role, but in character he is one who is beastly, cruel, and hostile to the people of God, he is like a wolf, though dressed in sheep clothing.

He is seen “coming up out of the earth.”

Listen; “coming up” carries the meaning of a gradual, but continual ascendancy as a world figure and leader.

“Out of the earth” distinguishes him from the beast out of the sea. –vs.1 {Antichrist} These two beasts are both Satan controlled but they come from two different places.

As the sea [v-1] symbolized the mass of humanity, the nations of the world.

Lets keep in mind that just after the rapture has taken place the world will be in a chaotic state, it will need a leader, the earth dwellers will be fearful and crying for “peace and safety” and for a world ruler to settle world conditions. And the devil has his man ready; he rises up out of the raging sea of people and nations in turmoil.

So the 1st beast, the antichrist is the beast from the sea.

Isaiah 57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, ---

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But this “another beast coming up out of the earth” [vs.11] comes from another place, from the earth.

It seems that this second beast comes on the scene after world conditions have been settled somewhat, when chaos has given place to some order and a more stable government has settled in human society (through out the earth).

Notice --that his “coming up” speaks of a gradual ascending.

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Listen, “The harlot” in chapter 17 refers to religious Babylon, ecclesiastical Rome. The waters there in that chapter represent the many nations she has influenced, worldwide.

This religion comes about its origins in old Babylon under the kingdom of Nimrod in

Gen. 10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel ***--

This religion is worldwide today, this corrupt system as been the instrument of Satan for thousands of years; this cruel religion has on its hands the blood of millions of Gods flock that refused to compromise their faith.

Ø Go to any library or Christian bookstore and get a copy of “the fox’s book of martyrs” and read all about it.

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:

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Ø Let me remind us that there are 3 women figurative speaking in the Bible.

There’s Israel, who is Jehovah Gods wife.

Jeremiah 3:8 + 20 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce;

-- 20Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.

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Ø There’s the Church who is the wife to be of Christ.

Ephesians 5:25 + 32 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;---- 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready—we are making our own wedding garment right now, by our works, now that we’re saved.

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Ø And then the 3rd woman we find in the Bible figurative speaking is the harlot church of chapter 17: of the Revelation.

Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.-notice-13 words.

Every thing that God has Satan has a cheap counterfeit.

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There are some commentators that believe that this 2nd beast that comes up from the earth will possible be a Jew, but I find that highly unlikely because Satan and the Antichrist will be out to destroy every Jew that they possibly can.

Judas Iscariot was a Jew, he will be brought out from his own place that he went too when he hang himself and be used once again, he betrayed the King of the Jews.

While this beast (or false prophet) may take on the appearance of a lamb, we’re told here,

AND HE SPAKE AS A DRAGON.

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