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The Spirits Organizing The Wicked for the Final Battle.
A.D. 1830 – Consummation. Updated 2015
Rev. 16:13-14 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. (14) 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.
The dragon being representative of that old serpent and the devil, in this spirit we look for the continued and pervasive influence of religious pagan idolatry rising in the world at large and even gaining influence in the visible church. We also anticipate the final rise of persecution and wave of martyrdom again emanating also from the visible church directed at the true Bible believing elect of God as in the Inquisitions of the past.
The beast which also gets its power from the Dragon, we recognize as the Roman Empire which morphs through history from the solid legs of iron in the Daniel chapter two image to the feet and ten toes mingled with clay when it is struck by the stone cut out without hands and desolated so that no place is found for it any more. We recognize this desolation as the same event described in Revelation as the fall of Mystery Babylon. The spirit coming from the mouth of this beast will result in the idolatry of State-ism as those who bowed before the Mystery Babylon Image of Nebuchadnezzar and a combination of Church-State-ism as practiced by the Temporal Reign of the biblical and historical Anti-Christ.
The false prophet from the G5578 is everywhere else in the bible translated as plural (false prophets), only in the Revelation is it translated singular. Here it may be taken as plural (they are the spirits of devils) and should be even if in any instance it may refer to a singular individual, as should the man of god, or even the man of sin may refer to a singular Pope or the whole line. The Spirit of Prophecy being described as the testimony of Jesus, the false prophet or spirit of false prophecy, would refer the the abundance of false gospels and the inundation of false prophecy and interpretation to deceive even the elect (if it were possible) as disseminated by this evil spirit in the final epoch leading up to the return of our Lord.
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And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
…true Christians, avoiding the churches as being now nurseries of impiety, went into deserts and lifted up their hands to God with sighs and tears.”
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Rev. 11:7-12 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. (8) And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. (9) And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. (10) And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. (11) And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. (12) And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
Marvelously does the history of the period bear out the symbolic statements of the Apocalyptic vision. Such a gathering of the deputies of “people, and kindreds, and tongues, and nations,” were met together in this city of Rome upon occasion of the Lateran Council held from A.D. 1512-17 under the pontificates of Julius II. and Leo X. One of its principal objects was the total extirpation of heresies; and upon the last named Pope’s accession no time was lost in proceeding against the only heretics supposed to be surviving – the Bohemian Hussites. By a Papal bull these were summoned to appear before the Council at its next session, and the 5th of May 1514 was fixed for that important event. Continue reading Retrospective View Of The Two Witnesses