Identifying the Second Beast
THE SECOND BEAST
The presence of Jesus on earth has been followed by the Holy Spirit who directs men to worship Him; so too the Antichrist will be followed by the False Prophet – who will cause men to worship the Beast from the sea (Rev.13:12). The second beast of Revelation 13, also known as the False Prophet, will be the third member of the unholy trinity. He will play a major role in supporting the Antichrist, with Satan as the unseen spiritual power behind it all. They will form a satanic counterfeit of the Holy Trinity: The Dragon of Revelation is Satan, who is the counterfeit of God the Father; the beast of Revelation is the Antichrist, who is the counterfeit of Jesus; and the second beast of Revelation is the False Prophet, who is the counterfeit of the Holy Spirit. Just as the Holy Spirit points to Jesus as God our saviour, the False Prophet will point to the Antichrist as god and the saviour of mankind.
“11 Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon” (Revelation 13:11).
The reference to the second beast “coming out of the earth” (Rev. 13:11) is seen by most pre-Millennialists to mean that the False Prophet will be Jewish and arise out of the Holy Land. To the Jews, the False Prophet will be seen to be the fulfilment of the prophecy that Elijah will be the forerunner of the Messiah, “See I send you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord comes” (Mal. 4:5). No rabbi will accept a Gentile as the prophet Elijah, so this again indicates that the False Prophet will be Jewish.
The False Prophet also counterfeits the miracle of Elijah bringing fire down from heaven (Rev. 13:13), which will convince the Jews that he is Elijah and will therefore be further evidence that the Antichrist is the long-awaited messiah. The true Elijah, however, will be one of the two witnesses of Revelation 11:1-13. God sends these two men to Jerusalem to prophesy a warning of the impending judgement of the Great Tribulation and to be a witness to Him, that He is the True God.
One of the witnesses performs the miracles of Elijah – fire and drought (Rev. 11:5 & 6). The other witness performs the miracles of Moses – water turned to blood and plagues (Rev. 11:6).
The miracles performed by the two witnesses point to Moses and Elijah:
- Elijah calls down fire to consume the officer and fifty men (x2 in 2 Kings 1:10-12).
- Elijah calls for a great drought (1 Kings 17:1).
- Moses turns water into blood in the first plague (Exodus 7:14-25).
- Moses strikes the earth with every kind of plague (Exodus 7 -11).
The miracles performed by the two prophets not only testify to the fact that these men are servants of God, but also confirm that they are under His special protection.
The False Prophet makes his appearance in the second half of Revelation 13, with John warning that the False Prophet will speak “like a dragon” (Rev. 13:11 [emphasis added]). John uses the symbolism of the dragon in Revelation to represent Satan (Rev. 12:9; 13:4) who was the deceiver in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3) and the “father of lies (John 8:44).” So, John is emphasizing the lies and deception that will come out of the mouth of the second beast. The False Prophet is depicted as the Antichrist’s right-hand man: “He exercised all authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast.” This will involve dishonesty and incredible deception on the part of the False Prophet.
Just as John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, so too will the False Profit prepare the way for the Antichrist. Their ministries will parallel each other and eventually become as one, with the False Profit operating to glorify the Antichrist. Note that just as John the Baptist and Jesus were “religious” leaders, so as the types of John and Jesus the False Prophet and the Antichrist, we can assume, will both be leaders within the Roman Catholic Church. From being a part of the Roman Church the False Prophet will become a major player in the ecumenical church. In time he will use his considerable ability to make eloquent and powerful speeches to persuade the multitudes to receive the Antichrist as God and lead the world in worshipping him. A more modern example would be the Nazi party of the 1930s to 1940s, the False Prophet will be as Joseph Goebbels was to Adolf Hitler. They will be of one mind, holding the same ideology. Both will be empowered by the satanic forces of darkness to achieve their goal – world domination. The False Prophet is the Antichrist’s propaganda minister, his closest ally and adviser. Together, this satanic duo will perform the most successful deception in history.
The False prophet will also control the economic system, which will involve buying and selling with the mark of the beast, “He also forced everyone… to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark” (Rev. 13:16-17). In doing so, the False Prophet must also control the secret police of the time in order to ensure all receive the mark of the beast. In this way, the False Prophet will use the mark to identify those saints of God who will refuse to worship the Antichrist. These believers will be arrested by the False Prophet, who will have them beheaded for rebelling against the New World Order (Rev. 20:4).
With the Pope being the Antichrist, and the False Prophet also having to be a religious leader, there can only be one possible person who will fill the role of the second beast. This character wields great power and authority, but is always in deference and loyalty to the Pope. That person is the Superior General of the Society of Jesuits, also known as the Black Pope. The Superior General is the automatic choice for the second beast, as he is already the right-hand man to the Pope.
The order of the Jesuits was created to combat and overthrow the Protestant reformation. It was founded as a military order (sometimes referred to as “god’s marines”) by Ignatius of Loyola in 1534. Through the ages their ultimate mission has been to bring about an end to the Protestant rebellion against the Mother Church. In 1537, the Jesuits travelled to Italy to seek Papal approval for their order. Pope Paul III commended them and issued a papal Bull giving them permission to ordain priests. They operate as the Vatican’s version of the KGB, doing every dirty deed required for the Vatican to maintain control and authority in the world.
Ignatius of Loyola
Gary Kah in his book, The New World Religion, writes a detailed appendix on the ceremony of induction and extreme oaths of the Jesuits. Understanding the Jesuit society gives us clarity in understanding how the mystery of iniquity, the counterfeit religion, already has an army prepared to do its bidding. The oath sworn by the Jesuits makes the oath of the Sicilian Mafia look like a Boy Scout oath. For the Mafia initiate, there is the threat of a painful death for betraying the Mafia cause and not fulfilling their duty. For the Jesuit, there is not only the threat of an extremely painful death, but also the belief that the traitor will spend an eternity burning in hell for betraying the oath of loyalty to the mafia don of the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope.
The Jesuit flag flown at the initiation, next to the yellow and white Catholic flag, is a black flag with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones. Not an appropriate flag for a religious order! Worse still is that below the skull and crossbones are the letters INRI, which stands for Iustum, Necar, Reges, Impios, which translated from Latin into English means It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers. This is exactly what the Jesuits swear to perform in service for the Pope during their initiation. Anytime there is a revival anywhere in the world, where there is a threat of Roman Catholics turning from Mary worship to accepting Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, the Jesuits will be there seeking to do whatever is necessary to prevent that. Whatever is necessary includes anything from malicious gossip and slander, to assassinations and civil war.
What should be of great concern is that these men are able to travel the world as representatives of God. They have fooled the world. Even some Protestant Christians, who are the main focus for their insidious plans, consider them brothers in Christ. Slightly misguided brothers they will admit, but nonetheless brothers. To even suggest that prayers should be said in spiritual warfare against the Jesuits and shrines to Mary will cause believers to want to change the subject. The Church today has given the Roman Catholic Church carte blanche to further its schemes. The Jesuits are a part of “the secret power of lawlessness” (2 Thess. 2:7) that will support the Antichrist in his ascendancy to power, with the Black Pope as his right-hand man.
The Superior General of the Jesuits accurately fits John’s description of the second beast in Revelation 13. The head of the Jesuits is the Pope’s confessor. Only a Jesuit is able to absolve the Pope of his sins, so there is a close bond between the two men. The Superior General has religious responsibilities which involve ensuring the authority and reverence of the Pope worldwide. Another factor that identifies the False Prophet with the Supreme General in scripture, is that the black Pope will use the main tool of the Jesuits to manipulate people to his will – fear. As head of the Jesuits, he has an army of priests devoted to the cause of serving the Pope. These soldiers of the Black Pope will have no problem using capital punishment to enforce the law that all buying and selling must be done with the mark of the beast (Rev. 13:16-17). Executions, after all, are not new to the Jesuit order.
The False Prophet will incite terror in the hearts of mankind, forcing them to comply with the New World Order. Only those who know they have a sure future, an eternity with the Lord Jesus, will be able to stand up against the tyranny of the Antichrist and the new inquisition established by his Jesuit henchman, the False Prophet.
The close association of the False Prophet with the Antichrist will make the identification of the second beast relatively easy. The criteria for the False Prophet are tabulated below:
|1||The False Prophet will be Jewish and arise out of the Holy Land (Rev. 13:11).|
|2||The Jews will consider him to be the fulfilment of the prophecy that Elijah will precede the appearance of the Messiah (Mal. 4:5).|
|3||He counterfeits the miracle of Elijah, bringing fire down from heaven (Rev. 13:13).|
|4||He will perform other great and miraculous signs (Rev. 13:13).|
|5||He will have the ability to make eloquent and powerful speeches, which will be filled with lies and deceit (Rev. 13:11).|
|6||As the Superior General of the Jesuits (Black Pope) he will be a religious leader and the Antichrist’s propaganda minister, his closest ally and adviser (Rev. 13:12).|
|7||As the Black Pope, he wields religious power, which initially will be part of the ecumenical church.|
|8||He has power to give “life” to the image of the Antichrist so that it is able to speak (Rev. 13:15).|
|9||The False prophet will also control the economic system of buying and selling with the mark of the beast (Rev. 13:16-17).|
|10||Those who will not worship the Antichrist will be identified by the False Prophet when they refuse to take the mark. He will then have them put to death. (Rev. 13:15).|
The False Prophet is the Antichrist’s righthand man, his go-to guy when things need to be done, he has an important role in the End Times prophecies. Sound knowledge of both the Antichrist and the False prophet will enable believers to identify the evil pair, and sound the warning before the rapture. One of the duties of the Church is to be a watchman for the world, we have a responsibility to watch and pray. The final world deception, the great apostasy, is fast approaching and the bride needs to make herself ready for the Bridegroom. Making those people whom God has placed in our sphere of influence, aware of the coming storm is part of that preparation. Believers must not only faithfully proclaim the saving gospel of Jesus Christ, to rescue men and women from the coming apocalypse, but also educate those that are, because of the hardness of their hearts, going to find themselves living through the Tribulation.