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Some Details Revealed About The Book of Revelations


Who, Where and When?


  The Beasts and the Prophet




PURPOSE

The purpose of this document is to illuminate the understanding of the three areas of the future (immediate and far) that every human will face: Who?, Where?, When?, and now, With Whom?

It is all in the Holy Scriptures as you will soon recognize as it is "decoded" before your eyes. 



INTRODUCTION

There is a massive confusion about the First Resurrection, the Second Resurrection, the End of These Times, the 1,000 Year Reign  and The End.

We have addressed the First and Second Resurrections and the placement of the 1,000 Year Reign in Section I (1). Now we are trying to identify the two beasts and the prophet mentioned in the Book of Revelations. We shall call this section.... Where is the beast?


DETAILS

Let us see what the Holy Scriptures tells us about that. Thus, the first step should be to sort out the Beasts, 1st and 2nd, the False Prophet, satan, etc.  Think of it as a Who Is Who? in the Book of Revelations.

 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to make war with him that sat upon the horse, and with his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet, who wrought signs before him, wherewith he seduced them who received the character of the beast, and who adored his image. These two were cast alive into the pool of fire, burning with brimstone. [Revelations 19: 19-20]

It looks like this beast is a political world leader, and the false prophet is the religious world leader.

Let us not get confused, "the beast" IS NOT satan. satan is cast into the bottomless pit as related in the following verses of the Book of Revelations.

1 And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3 And he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should no more seduce the nations, till the thousand years be finished. [Revelations 20: 1-3]

As you may see, temporarily, we have in the bottomless pit: one beast; one false prophet and one satan.

What we are told that will happen when "... the thousand years shall be finished" helps us confirm the latest count of key players in the bottomless pit:

7 And when the thousand years shall be finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go forth, and seduce the nations, which are over the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, and shall gather them together to battle, the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 8 And they came upon the breadth of the earth, and encompassed the camp of the saints, and the beloved city. 9 And there came down fire from God out of heaven, and devoured them; and the devil, who seduced them, was cast into the pool of fire and brimstone, where both the beast 10 And the false prophet shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. [Revelations 20: 7-10]

As a matter of confirmation, let us review the current population of key players in the bottomless pit. Permanently we have in the bottomless pit: one beast and one false prophet; and, temporarily, until the thousand years are completed, one satan.

But wait!  Didn't we read somewhere in the Book of Revelations that one beast came out of the earth and one out of the sea? Are we missing a beast.... or are we not?

Let us see....


The First Beast

1 And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten diadems, and upon his heads names of blasphemy. 2 And the beast, which I saw, was like to a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his own strength, and great power. [Revelations 13:1-2]

 [Do notice - the dragon - satan has given this beast that came up out of the sea "his own strength and great power"].

The Second  Beast


11 And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns, like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. 12 And he executed all the power of the former beast in his sight; and he caused the earth, and them that dwell therein, to adore the first beast, whose wound to death was healed.  [Revelations 13: 11-12]

Now, this beast which came up out of the earth - with two horns like a lamb - causes the people of the earth to adore the first beast - the one out of the sea. And, pray tell, who leads people to adoration? A religious leader! Those "two horns" St. John is referring to are the two points in the miter (2) used by the Roman Catholic Hierarchy.

Now it seems that we have a problem with the counting of the beasts.  At every census of the bottomless pit we either find: a beast and a false prophet OR a beast, a false prophet and satan but in no other part of the Book of Revelations we find two beasts as we find in Revelations 13: 1-2 and 11-12.

The first time the false prophet "makes an entrance" on the Apocalyptic scene is at Revelations 16 wherein we find a dragon, a beast and a false prophet:

13 And I saw from the mouth of the dragon, and from the mouth of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. [Revelations 16: 13]

Next appearance of the false prophet is at Revelations 19:20 wherein we find the beast and the false prophet again:

20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet, who wrought signs before him, wherewith he seduced them who received the character of the beast, and who adored his image. These two were cast alive into the pool of fire, burning with brimstone. [Revelations 19: 20]

We now see that "the false prophet....seduced them who received the character of the beast, and who adored his image" [Revelations 19:20], which we now can identify with "...another (the second) beast .... caused the earth, and them that dwell therein, to adore the first beast, ...." [Revelations 13:11-12]. Both quotes are related to the adoration of the first beast. Let us remember that, just as we have stated before, both "the false prophet" and "the second beast" perfectly fit the profile of a religious leader of world recognition.

Therefore, we now have the missing piece needed to understand the full picture; that is, the False Prophet is no one else than....

  11 .... beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns, like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. 12 And he executed all the power of the former beast in his sight; and he caused the earth, and them that dwell therein, to adore the first beast, whose wound to death was healed.  [Revelations 13: 11-12]

Logically a "beastly" religious leader would be also called "false prophet".  "Prophet" is always associated with a religious figure and.... isn't that one of the claimed charisma of the Bishop of Rome?
"We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty." Pope Leo XIII, in an Encyclical Letter, dated June 20, 1894. (3)
"The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ Himself, hidden under the veil of flesh." "The Catholic National," July 1895. (4) 
"We define that the Holy Apostolic See [the Vatican] and the Roman Pontiff holds the primacy over the whole world." A Decree of the Council of Trent, quoted in Philippe Labbe and Gabriel Cossart, "The Most Holy Councils," vol. 13, col. 1167. (5)
At this point we must remind the reader who may not be familiar with our positions that we are not against the papacy. However, we are against the deification - by word or deed - of any human being - Popes included.

We have clearly defined the Petrine Ministry (6) as Jesus intended it to originally be as well a to when Infallible pronouncements (7)  are called for. However, recognizing the Petrine Ministry and the need for punctual Infallibility does not mean the approval of the many atrocities (8) committed by some Successors of Peter.


CONCLUSION Of SECTION II

Now, all evil players have been clearly identified and we should not have difficulties assigning first and last names to the "Cast of Evils of the Apocalypse"

The problem has never been the Catholic Faith (9) , the problem has consistently been the Administrators of the Church who, thinking as men, and not as God would have, end up serving satan. For those who doubt this - do not take our word - listen to Jesus:

(Jesus) Who turning, said to Peter: Go behind me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto me: because thou savourest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men. [Matthew 16: 23]

(Jesus) Who turning about and seeing his disciples, threatened Peter, saying: Go behind me, Satan, because thou savorest not the things that are of God, but that are of men. [Mark 8: 33]


NOTES                                       
(0)  About miguel de Portugal
(1)  Section I
(2) Carefully Review post dated  September 5th, 2010
(3) Pope Leo XIII, in an Encyclical Letter, dated June 20, 1894
(4) The Catholic National Article
(5)  Quoting The Most Holy Councils," vol. 13, col. 1167
(6)  The Petrine Ministry
(7)  About Infallibility
(8)  Truth About Some Popes
(9) Our Full Support of the Catholic Faith  and  Jesus Judged the Church Administration In Advance


Composed  on August 15, 2008 - Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Published on a world wide scale on August 29, 2012 - The Martyrdom of John the Baptist
Streamlined for ease in understanding on January 18, 2016


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