Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 11 (The False Prophet, Part 27: “Many False Prophets”)

By admin On January 26th, 2018

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 11

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The False Prophet, Part 27: “Many False Prophets”

To read Part 1 of this series, click here… “JANUARY 26 (The False Prophet, Part 1: Lying Eyes!)”

 

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“For false Christs and false prophets shall rise,

and shall show signs and wonders,

to seduce, if [it were] possible,

even the elect.”

Mark 13:22  

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In today’s Christian community, the general consensus is that the two beasts of Revelation 13 will be fulfilled in the near future after the Church has been Raptured out of this world.

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In other words, today’s Bible teachers put forth the doctrine that these two  beasts are merely two human individuals who are empowered by Satan to deceive the world during the coming 7 year tribulation.

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Antichrist & False Prophet – picture partly changed and cropped – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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THE BEAST IS SATAN’S ANTICHRIST WORLD-SYSTEM

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Of course this kind of false teaching is derived from a careless and uninspired reading of the http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpgBible.

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In the first place, when the Bible speaks of beasts, it usually is referring to nations or people groups. (for example, see Daniel 7:23)

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And by a simple reading of Revelation 17, it is readily seen that the Antichrist beast is spoken of thus…“the beast… The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman (The Great Harlot City, Babylon) sits…And there are seven kings: …And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings…” Revelation 17:8-12 (this passage cut down for brevity’s sake)

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In other words, this above passage reveals that this Antichrist beast of Revelation 13 is a composite of many kings and kingdoms.

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ABOVE PICTURE: The harlot city, Babylon, the apostate church-world – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

Four Beasts of Daniel 7 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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THE TWO BEASTShttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burgkmair_whore_babylon_color.jpg

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Now this website has many articles which teach that these two beasts of Revelation 13 (the Antichrist and the False Prophet) are actually the two great divisions of Satan’s warfare against Christians throughout the New Testament era.

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And this division can be seen in the two ways that Satan has attacked the Church over the past two thousand years.

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ABOVE PICTURE: The harlot city, Babylon, the apostate church-world – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who offers a world-loving gospel 

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ROME, THE 1ST BEAST

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpegThe first era was the persecution of the Church by pagan Rome and later by spiritual Rome.

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This went on for a period of 1260 prophetic years.

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But after the 1st beast-power received a deadly wound by a sword (the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God), then arose the 2nd beast-power, the false Prophet.

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Torture devices – The Wheel – Calas Chapbook – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Burned at the stake – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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THE 2ND BEAST

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This 2nd beast-power was a period of financial and material prosperity for the same nations which embraced the Christian Reformation, symbolized by that beast arising out of the earth.

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And isn’t it true that the last several hundred years has been a period of ever-increasing prosperity for these nation? The earth and all that it yields, has been the great power source of these last few centuries: the industrial revolution, followed by high-tech revolution.

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The great era of prosperity has been the means of this False Prophet to gain power over the people of the world. And because of all the economic opportunities now available, this satanic entity, the false Prophet has successfully diverted the church-world into going after the earthly Mammon, instead of seeking after Salvation.

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Yes, the church-world has been greatly derailed from its great commission to die-to-self, so that Christ might live out His life in and through Believers.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Satan, The False Prophet who offers a world-loving gospel 

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THE PROSPERITY-DRIVEN GOSPELS

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Now, having said all this, there is another aspect to this second beast, the False prophet that needs to be clarified.

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It needs to be understood that every false prophet teaches truth mingled with lies. That’s how false prophets deceive people! And of course, the greatest deception in the church-world is the prosperity gospels now being taught and accepted in most every church and denomination. These gospels are given such tags as the “Name-It-And-Claim-It Gospel”, or in the more conservative churches, “The Entrepreneurial Spirit”. 

(Oh yes, these prosperity ideologies may be fine for the people of the world to pursue, but the Christian’s great focus and chief desire is now to be Heavenward, seeking to be transformed into the image of Christ.)

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TBN – Wikimedia – Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

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MANY FALSE DOCTRINES

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Either way, these false gospels have successfully poisoned the purity of Christ’s true Gospel. In other words, most every Bible teacher mingles much truth with lies. And the prosperity-driven gospels have many other false teachings as well.

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And this website has many devotionals which enumerate the various false teachings now being thrust on the deceived parishioners in today’s churches and denominations.

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ABOVE PHOTO: church evangelist – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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MANY FALSE PROPHETS

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But the great point of today’s devotional is that the False Prophet of Revelation 13 is comprised of all the seemingly countless false teachers found in today’s Christianity: radio preachers, TV preachers, Internet preachers, and pastors and local Bible teachers. These all mostly read one-another’s books and so there seems to be a general consensus among them as to what constitutes truth.

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And so, by means of these thousands of false teachers and theologians, the entire church-world has become a Babylon of confusion!

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Oh yes, they all teach a certain amount of truth, but also enough lies to derail the parishioners.

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ABOVE PHOTO: church evangelist – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“COME OUT OF HER (BABYLON), MY PEOPLE!”

Revelation 18:4

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But God is now calling His people to come out of the City of Confusion, and flee to the safety of the mountains surrounding spiritual Jerusalem (the churches and denominations).

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It is a spiritual end-time exodus, spoken of in Psalm 125:1, 2…“They that trust in the LORD shall be as (heavenly) mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem (“the Jerusalem above, the mother of us all”. Galatians 4:24, 25), so the LORD is round about His people from henceforth even for ever.” (parenthetical comments by website editor)

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ABOVE PICTURE – winter Constellations – Woman of Revelation 12 (Ursa Major) flees to the mountains – Mark 13:14 – Dragon comprised of Hyades, Pleiades, etc…Valley of Decision mountain comprised of Cassiopeia, etc… (This is not a star-chart, but merely a concept picture since this mountain is not in this position, but is actually seen in the fall months)

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TO READ PART 28, CLICK HERE…March 17 (The False Prophet, Part 28: “The 6th Head: Cruel Compassion”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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Dear Lord, Help me to be wise as a serpent in regard to the great deception going on in today’s Christian community…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…NOVEMBER 1 (The False Prophet, Part 10: To Deceive Even The Elect!), or you can read this…May 6 (The False Prophet, Part 15: Deceiving The Elect With Loud Mics! 

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This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this websiteTHE DESIRE OF AGES

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THE READER IS INVITED AND HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO SCROLL DOWN AND LISTEN TO THE AUDIO READING OF A CHAPTER FROM ELLEN WHITE’S STORY-FORM BOOK ON THE LIFE OF JESUS, “THE DESIRE OF AGES”. 

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Sign of the Son of Man Constellation – made of the various constellations on this website

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THE OPEN FORUM

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ALSO, JUST BELOW THAT IS A 25 MINUTE AUDIO SEGMENT FROM HAROLD CAMPING’S NIGHTLY BIBLE-BASED, CALL-IN TALK-SHOW, “THE OPEN FORUM”

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Harold Camping on phone – Courtesy of Family Radio.org

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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7 HEADS, 10 HORNS, & 7 CROWNS OF THE DRAGON

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“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Rev. 12:3 

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In Revelation, the Dragon of Revelation 12 is described as having seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. However, the Dragon Constellation up in the night sky does not. But God has faithfully created the wave of water, in such a way, as to illustrate this same concept of the seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns. Because this wave of water is basically composed of ten stars. The main body of the wave has seven stars (#‘s, 1 thru 7). And the tip of the crest of the wave has the other three stars (#’s, 8, 9 & 10). So we have this 7 and 10 numbering. And this gives us a great clue, as to where in the Bible we should look, to find out the riddle as to just what or who do these 7 heads, 10 crowns, and 7 horns represent. Because, the Bible speaks very much about floods and waters as being associated with Satan (the Dragon).

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction”

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TOMORROW…

March 12 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 13: “Sinking Into The Bottomless Pit” CONTINUED)

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This massive constellation is comprised of the various constellations on this websiteTHE DESIRE OF AGES, BY ELLEN G. WHITE

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This is a chapter of the audio book about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in His life and ministry.

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Chapter 26 – At Capernaum

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Sign of the Son of Man Constellation – made of the various constellations on this website

 

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EXCERPTS FROM THE OPEN FORUM QUESTION/ANSWER RADIO TALK-SHOW…

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This recording #120, is a small 30 minute sampling of the late Harold Camping’s 90 minute nightly talk shows. This particular program aired in the last few years of his 50 year radio ministry..

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons 

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