Revelation chapter 13 introduces us to two beasts. The first beast is the Antichrist and he will rise up out of the sea (Revelation 13:1); a symbol in the book of Revelation for peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues (Revelation 17:15). The Bible calls him “a king of fierce countenance,” “the man of sin,” “the son of perdition,” “that Wicked” and more (Daniel 8:23; I2 Thessalonians 2:3, 8). He will be evil incarnate in the flesh.
The second beast is the False Prophet (Revelation 16:13; 19:20; 20:10) and he will rise up out of the earth (Revelation 13:11); a vague and uncertain word that a few believe refers to the land of Israel. He will have two horns like a lamb (suggesting he will be like a wolf in sheep’s clothing trying to imitate the Lamb of God; Matthew 7:15), but his words will betray him because he will speak like a dragon (dragon-talk), a symbol in the book of Revelation for Satan (Revelation 12:9). This False Prophet will try to make people believe he is a kind, loving, religious, moral man, but his words will be the words of a slithering monster from the pits of hell.
He will exercise all the power of the first beast (“man of sin,” “son of perdition,” etc.) and demand that everyone on earth worship him (Revelation 13:12). He will have great power and work to advance the agenda of the “man of sin” (world government and world religion).
One thing the False Prophet will do to promote the agenda of the Antichrist is to build an image of the Antichrist and demand that everyone worship it or be killed (Revelation 13:14-15). To use kinder, gentler and more deceptive dragon-talk: His support for the Antichrist will rise to an unprecedented level and, for the good of all humankind; he will require everyone to support the globalist agenda or be eliminated.
This brings me to a stunning article by Paul Joseph Watson that was posted on infowars.com on January 17, 2014. Mr. Watson disclosed that a man named Harlan K. Ullman has written an article for the Atlantic Council titled, “War on Terror Is Not the Only Threat.” It is important to know that Mr. Ullman is the founder and chairman of the Killowen Group, a very influential organization that advises world leaders. Also, that one of the members of the Atlantic Council is Mr. Brent Scowcroft an advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama. Mr. Ullman is also a former professor at the National War College and an advisor to the U.S. Dept. of Defense.
There are two points in Mr. Ullman’s article that I find particularly disturbing. First, Mr. Watson said he (Ullman) warns that an “extraordinary crisis” is needed to preserve the New World Order. David Rockefeller said something similar to that in 1994 and former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown talked about it in 2008. Why does the world need an extremely bad thing to ramp up support for something worse (world government)? The answer is because in a time of crisis people will accept fundamental change that they wouldn’t accept under other circumstances. If they can be convinced that they have no other choice, they will accept world government.
Second, Mr. Watson said he (Ullman) “concludes that the elimination of non-state actors and empowered individuals “must be done” in order to preserve the new world order.” How are these individuals a threat and who are the ones that “must be” eliminated? The article says it is primarily people who use the Internet; and it adds: “people like Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and their growing legion of supporters.”
Let me see if I understand this. One purpose of the mark of the beast is to track and eliminate those who oppose world government. American citizens who use the Internet and who are opposed to world government are seen as a great threat and they need to be spied on and identified so they can be eliminated. Some even consider them to be a greater threat than radicalized Muslims. Who knows? An “extraordinary crisis” may be closer than any of us realize.
I’m thankful the Rapture will take place before the mark of the beast comes on the scene. But when the Antichrist appears there won’t be many places for those who oppose world government to hide. Right now, it’s almost enough to make a person flee to Russia, but in the future that won’t even do any good.
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