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The unholy trinity
The unholy trinity comprises of the Antichrist, Satan and this false prophet who is sometimes referred to as the second beast.
The second beast
The second beast or false prophet is the third party of that unholy trinity.
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.  And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.  And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.  And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:11-15
The three unclean spirits
“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” Revelation 16:13-14
“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” Revelation 19:19-20
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are , and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” Revelation 20:10
The devil who is Satan is he who empowers them – both the false prophet and the Antichrist together.
Now concerning this false prophet, the apostle John describes him, giving us clues of the many ways by which we can identify him when he shows up.
He comes out of the earth with all the demonic powers of hell at his command. He is secret and unknown until he bursts on the world stage at the right hand of the Antichrist.
He is depicted as having horns like a lamb, while speaking like a dragon.
Unlike Antichrist’s multiplicity of heads and horns, showing his power and might and fierceness, the false prophet comes like a lamb, winsomely, with persuasive words that elicit sympathy and good will from others. He’s an extraordinary preacher whose demonically empowered words will deceive many. But he can’t hide because he speaks like a dragon, which means his message is from Satan himself.
This false prophet’s mission is to force people to worship the Antichrist, and both these two are empowered by Satan.
The fact that the second beast uses miraculous signs and wonders, including fire from heaven, to establish the credibility of both of them would seem to indicate that people will fall before them in adoration of their power and message. Many would be deceived, and the deception will be so great that the people will set up an idol to the Antichrist, “the image of the beast,” and worship it. The image will be extraordinary in that it will be able to “speak.” It will have some kind of ability to breathe forth the message of the Antichrist and the false prophet. Along with being the spokesman for them, the image will condemn to death those who refuse to worship the unholy pair. In our technological world, it is not hard to imagine such a scenario.
Whoever the false prophet turns out to be, the final world deception and the final apostasy will be great, and the whole world will be caught up in it.
False prophets and false teachers
The deceivers and false teachers we see today are the forerunners of the Antichrist and the false prophet, and we must not be deceived by them. I see them like they’re unclean spirits -like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of that false prophet. These false teachers abound, and they are stirring us toward a final satanic kingdom.
What can we do to help?
Faithfully proclaim the saving gospel of Jesus Christ and rescue the souls of many men and women as you can from the coming disaster.