The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Antichrist, The False Prophet, and the Image, continued

Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. (Revelation 13:11—NIV)

What does the mouth of the dragon tell us to do?

Do you remember when Peter exhorted Jesus to not go up to Jerusalem to make the blood atonement, trying to keep Jesus from suffering? This was the voice of the dragon, of Satan, and Jesus addressed it as such. Jesus said, "You do not understand the things of God but of men." The dragon, being totally and irreversibly self-willed himself, addresses the self-love of people. The "love" the dragon espouses understands the things of men but not the things of God.

The love, love, love we hear today from the churches and the liberal forces of American society is the voice of the dragon addressing our self-centeredness and self-will.

Some of the Charismatic activities, such as imaging and speaking the creative word, are really exercises in metaphysics rather than Christian operations.

The Charismatics are facing a fork in the road. Either we are going to return to the Lord Jesus until we hear what He is saying, or else we are going to attempt to manipulate the physical world with supernatural power in order to build the Kingdom of God according to our own plans.

There is a real decision here that each Christian must address: Does God expect me to save the world or does He have plans of His own? It is a tough decision to make, but until it is made in favor of God's rest we cannot move past the Pentecostal experience.

Antichrist would not get very far without the assistance of the False Prophet.

He [the False Prophet] exercised all the authority of the first beast [Antichrist] on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. (Revelation 13:12—NIV)

The above verse tells us that after the tremendous latter-rain revival it will be the Christian people who will support democratic government. The fact that the Laodicean church claims to have need of nothing indicates that the churches will have learned how to get rich by faith. In fact, it is likely that the democratic government of Antichrist will be promoted by wealthy Christians.

The government and the churches will work hand in hand to save and heal the world. How wonderful! Peace and safety at last!

Do you remember how it used to be in Europe when the Catholic Church and the monarchies worked together to govern the people? In France, for example, the excesses of both the government and the clergy helped bring about the Revolution. Eventually the power of the Church has given way before the secular governments. So it will be in the last days that the secular rulers, after working alongside the great Babylon, will finally burn her with fire.

I think in the future we will see Spirit-filled people using the power of Christ to enforce the voice of the dragon (man-centeredness) and supporting the democratic government of Antichrist.

This is where it is all going.

This is the world our young people and children will be living in and it is of enormous importance that they learn how to protect themselves from deception. The penalty for being deceived by Antichrist and the False Prophet is harsh.

To be continued.