Second Beast in Revelation 13
“Our disguise will be perfect!” Mordality exclaimed with enthusiasm. They were finally getting to the part in the Bible that talked about him and Archimel.
"11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon." Rev 13:11
“Archimel, you and I together will be this beast. He has two horns. I am one and you are the other. Remember in Daniel 8:3 there was a ram that had two horns? Gabriel, one of God’s angels, told Daniel
"20 The ram which you saw, having the two horns -- they are the kings of Media and Persia." Dan 8:20
“Each horn on the ram represented one king. Each horn on this beast represents one king. You are one king and I am the other. We will appear gentle and loving like Jesus, the Lamb. We will speak like Diabolis, the dragon.”
"12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed." Rev 13:12
Mordality continued to talk excitedly, “We will have the exactly the same authority that Diabolis – the beast – has. The three of us will go everywhere and do everything together. What authority will you have, Diabolis?”
Diabolis enjoyed boasting about his authority and he responded immediately, “When I am the beast I will be disguised as Jesus Christ and I will have authority in three important ways:
- I will have great authority from myself (the dragon)
- I will have authority to exist 42 months (3 ½ years)
- I will have authority over every tribe, tongue and nation (the whole world)
“I will be allowed to wear my costume of Jesus Christ for 3 ½ years. The two of you will wear costumes for 3 ½ years as well. We will design them so cleverly that people will believe we are real. The three of us will have authority over the whole world.”
Archimel interrupted, “Mordality and I will make people worship Diabolis, the beast with seven heads. The head that they will especially worship is the serpent’s head that was killed when Jesus died on the cross. That serpent’s head will be healed just before Diabolis comes disguised as Jesus Christ.”
"13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men." Rev 13:13
Moses works miracles
Archimel continued, “I will wear a costume that looks like Moses, the prophet from the Old Testament in the Bible. I will perform signs and work miracles just like Moses did when he went to Egypt to deliver God’s people. (Exodus 4,7)
Elijah calls down fire from heaven
"Mordality, you will wear a costume that looks like Elijah, another prophet from the Old Testament. Elijah called down fire from heaven to prove that his God was the true God. (1 Kings 18) So, Mordality, you will call down fire from heaven to prove that Diabolis is the true God. The people will readily believe this deception.
"There were also two times when Elijah called down fire from heaven and killed 50 men to prove that he was a true prophet of God. (2 Kings 1) Likewise, Mordality will call down fire from heaven and kill groups of people to prove that he is a true prophet of God. The two of us will pretend to be the prophets of God, Moses and Elijah.”
"14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived." Rev 13:14
Mordality had been impatiently waiting to talk. He spoke animatedly. “We will persuade all the people on earth that we are Moses and Elijah by our appearance and by working miracles. People will be convinced that we are true prophets of God even though the Bible calls us the false prophet. Revelation 19:20 says,
‘Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast.’
“The two of us together are the false prophet who works miracles in the presence of Diabolis, the beast. Our miracles will deceive the people.
Image of the beast
“The beast who was wounded by the sword and lived is Diabolis’ serpent head. We will tell the people who live on the earth to make an image that looks like a serpent. It will be a giant statue made of gold in the shape of a serpent. Remember what happened when the children of Israel were in the wilderness complaining against God?”
‘8 Then the LORD said to Moses, 'Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.' 9 So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. Num 21:8-9’
“Moses made a bronze image of a serpent and put it on a pole. If any one had been bitten by a real serpent, he could look at the bronze image and he would live. So it will make perfect sense to people that ‘Moses’ is telling them to make an image of a serpent.
"We will require the people to worship this serpent image or else they will be killed. The people will build a giant serpent image out of gold and the leaders of the earth and other important people will gather together and worship the image. They will feel honored to do so.
“Since there are over six billion people on earth it will be impossible to gather them all together around one gold statue. We will put pictures of the gold serpent image on television and on the internet. We will also allow people make many smaller images. These mini images can be distributed to all the cities around the world so people can worship an image that is convenient for them to get to. These smaller images (idols) can be made out of gold, silver, brass, stone or wood.” (Revelation 9:21) We’ll assign a demon to watch over each image.
"15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed." Rev 13:15
Mordality continued his explanation. “I will breathe life into the gold serpent image just like the real prophet Elijah breathed life into a little boy (1 Kings 17). Then the serpent image will appear to have the ability to speak just like the serpent in the garden of Eden appeared to be speaking to Eve. In both cases it is really one of us speaking rather than the serpent speaking. The serpent image will say that anyone who does not bow down and worship it must be killed.
"The bronze serpent image that was set up by the real prophet Moses gave life to people. This serpent image that will be set up by the pretend prophet Moses (Archimel) allows people to stay alive if they worship it.
“This image will be like the gold image set up by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. If anyone refused to fall down and worship the gold image he was to be killed in a burning fiery furnace. (Daniel 3)”
Mark of the beast - 666
"16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666." Rev 13:16-18
“We will require everyone who worships the serpent image to receive a mark on his forehead or on his right hand. This will include men and women, kings and prisoners, rich and poor, old and young. People will line up to receive this mark. They will be anxious to get it because if they don’t have it they won’t be allowed to buy anything or sell anything. The mark will a visible, physical mark so that it can easily be seen.
"If a person doesn’t have the mark he won’t be able to buy food, water, clothes, fuel, or anything else. And he won’t be able to sell his house, car or any other possessions. He won’t get paid for his work. All food, utilities, medicine and supplies will be unavailable to him. This will convince all the people to worship the image and receive the mark so they can survive.
“This mark will be placed on a person’s forehead or right hand. The mark will contain Diabolis’ name or any of the names he takes as his. He will have a huge number of names, 666 to be exact. He has seven names now, 1 for each of his 7 heads. As the religious and political leaders of the world (kings of the earth) join him and worship him, he will add their names to his own.
"The way to calculate the number of the beast is to count how many names he has. It will be the human number six hundred and sixty-six. He will have 666 names and they will all blaspheme. They will all claim to be gods.
“I will write a summary on the board.”
Who are the Dragon, Beast and False Prophet?
|Bible name||Who we are||Demon name|
|Dragon (Rev 12)||Dragon, serpent of old, Devil, Satan||Diabolis|
|10 horns||10 horns = 10 demons|
|Beast (Rev 13:1-10)||Dragon, serpent of old, Devil, Satan disguised as Jesus||Diabolis|
|10 horns||10 horns = 10 demons|
|False Prophet (Rev 13:11-18) 2 horns = 2 demons||Demon disguised as Moses works great miracles||Archimel|
|False Prophet||Demon disguised as Elijah calls down fire from heaven||Mordality|
Kingdom of God - Jesus, Moses, Elijah
Diabolis’ mind was racing. He could visualize just how well their diabolical scheme was going to work. Suddenly a new thought flashed into his mind. He spoke with amazement.
“Do you remember when Jesus told his disciples that they would see the kingdom of God? Look at Luke 9:27,28
"27 ‘But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.’ 28 Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. 30 And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory."
“The core of the kingdom of God was Jesus, Moses and Elijah. The three of them appeared as glorious beings. That is exactly what we will do. We will appear to be Jesus, Moses and Elijah and all the people on earth will believe that we are setting up the kingdom of God here on earth. Our kingdom is really Babylon but people will think it is the New Jerusalem.
“Picture this. I am the beast with 10 horns. These 10 horns are 10 of my leading demons who will do whatever I command. They will appear as glorious people who have come down from heaven to rescue people on earth. The 2 of you will be constantly with me. Adding together the 10 of them and 2 of you makes a total of 12. People on earth will believe that we are Jesus and His 12 disciples. They will think we have come to bring a reign of peace on earth for 1000 years.”
Diabolis paused for a moment and stared off into space. His face reflected the deep import of his thoughts. Turning toward Archimel and Mordality he spoke slowly, deliberately. “You both know that my most important goal is to become God and to be worshiped as God. I am the one:
"4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." Thessalonians 2:4
“I will continue to do exactly that. Worship is essential to me.
“God has a permanent, unchangeable law called the 10 commandments. The first four commandments tell people how to love and worship God. The last six commandments tell them how to love and respect each other. Here is my obsession. I want people to disobey or break the first four commandments and to worship me instead of God in each of those four ways.
"3 You shall have no other gods before Me." Exodus 20:3
“When I come as the beast and am disguised as Jesus Christ and people worship me instead of worshiping the God of heaven, they will disobey the first commandment.
"4 You shall not make for yourself a carved image -- any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments." Exodus 20:4-6
“When people worship the giant gold serpent image they will disobey the second commandment. They will be worshiping my image. They will also disobey the second commandment when they worship my image that appears on television and the internet and when they worship the smaller images located in cities around the world.
"7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain." Exodus 20:7
“People who claim to worship God are taking His name. When they worship me they will take my name, or any of my six hundred and sixty-six names. This will mean they have taken God’s name in vain. They will disobey the third commandment. They will take my name and think they are taking the LORD’s name.
"8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it." Exodus 20:8-11
“This is the most important of the ten commandments. If people obey the fourth commandment they are reminded every single week that the LORD is their creator and that He will use His creative power to save them from sin if they have faith in Him. It reminds them that His word contains creative power.
"The fourth commandment contains the heart of the gospel. But if people are already disobeying the first three commandments they will have no defense against me and they will disobey the fourth as well.
“We will also make a substitute day for them to ‘keep holy’. This will give them the illusion that they are keeping the fourth commandment when in fact they are breaking it. God selected the seventh day of the week as His day. So we will pick a different day of the week for people to keep.
"Since I will be first in the world I will pick the first day of the week for my day. Most Christians already believe in keeping Sunday . The other religions will join with them. I will command them to keep sabbath on the first day of the week instead of the seventh, and they will do it. Moses gave us the ten commandments from God so people will believe that our ‘Moses’ is giving them a new commandment from God.
“The people will be worshiping me in the four ways God wants them to worship Him. I will have become their God.”
“Our disguise will be perfect.”
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