Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. Revelation 13:11-12
The Beast from the earth is the false prophet, a religious figure with the appearance of a lamb and the mouth of a devil.
He could be a pope. The pope lives in a palace with staggering riches in Rome, a city built on seven hills.
The Vatican is still a Roman power base and it appears it’s a site for Apollo worship. I’ve been there and it seemed rather pagan with idols and graven statues everywhere. In Saint Peter’s Square there’s an Egyptian obelisk surrounded by a circle with a cross in the centre which is a symbol for Baal and evidence of sun worship.
Even if the Roman Catholic church loses a lot of people after they depart in the Harpazo, the Vatican will still hold all the riches, and the pope will continue to wield power and influence. The pope will probably have more influence after an event like that as the remaining people will come flocking to him for answers. Deception will reign with confusion.
Jesus warned, “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24
Counterfeits will rise and just like Pharaoh’s magicians they’ll perform great signs and wonders – as will the Second Beast, the False Prophet.
The Unholy Trinity
The False Prophet will be part of an unholy trinity with the dragon and the Beast from the Sea. The trinity is described in Revelation 16:13 where they summon the kings of the earth to Armageddon;
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Signs like Elijah
Israel is waiting for Elijah, who, according to the prophet Malachi will come before the Day of the Lord:
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Malachi 4:5-6
Elijah caused fire to come down from Heaven on his altar, defeating Baal whose sacrifice remained untouched. The account is in 1 Kings 18:16-40.
The counterfeit will try to do the same. Revelation 13:13 states the false prophet “performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.”
Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.
The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.
Human life will be held cheap. The Beast system will believe the population has to be controlled so it won’t mourn when non-compliant humans are culled. It doesn’t have feelings.
Artificial Intelligence will believe the earth is overpopulated based on the lies and faulty premises it’s been fed. It will mirror the ideology of its creators. Garbage in equals garbage out.
One of the seven heads of the first beast has already undergone some form of resurrection and so now the Beast from the earth is going to ‘offer’ that to everyone.
When John the Baptist walked the earth in the time of Jesus he told people the Kingdom of God was at hand and to repent of their sins and be baptised. Jesus said in Matthew 11:14 that John the Baptist was ‘Elijah who is to come,’ meaning he was a type.
Unlike John the Baptist the False Prophet will be an evangelist for the devil and he’ll be be offering damnation instead of salvation.
The Mark of the Beast
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, 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.
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.Revelation 13:11-18
The mark will likely be part of the ‘Internet of Bodies’ the technocrats are planning to integrate with the ‘Internet of Things.’ It won’t be wearable, it will be embedded. Who knows, perhaps people will be offered shelter in capsule hotels and a place in the metaverse in return for taking the mark.
Maybe that’s what Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum means by “you will own nothing and be happy.”
Those who refuse the mark will die from beheading, from the description of the martyrs in Revelation 20:4: “And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshipped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands.”
This is the dystopian, technocratic, cashless 5G or 6G future of the system designed for people to be economically enslaved in.
The reason the prophet Daniel went pale when he saw it (Daniel 7:28) was because this world empire will demand men’s souls. Take the mark and you will damn yourself.
Internet of Bodies
There are three generations of Internet of Bodies that include:
Body external: These are wearable devices such as Apple Watches or Fitbits that can monitor our health.
Body internal: These include pacemakers, cochlear implants, and digital pills that go inside our bodies to monitor or control various aspects of our health.
Body embedded: The third generation of the Internet of Bodies is embedded technology where technology and the human body are melded together and have a real-time connection to a remote machine.What Is The Internet Of Bodies? And How Is It Changing Our World?