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The Beast Out of the Earth (15 of 32)
There are two beasts given to us in the 13th chapter of
The Revelation. Two more of the personalities playing
vital parts during that period of time on the earth
known as the Great Tribulation.
To refresh our minds about this period of time, it is
a time given to us in Scripture of about seven years
in length. It commences with the rapture of the
church. The church is caught away to meet the Lord in
the air. It will be concluded by the revelation when
the Lord comes with the church back to this earth.
During that seven-year period of time there will be
special personalities that will play important roles
during the activities of the Great Tribulation.
In the first 10 verses we have already studied the
first beast. We recall that in chapter 13, verse 1,
this beast arose out of the sand of the sea. We
identified this beast as the antichrist-this one-world
ruler the Bible predicts is going to come. There will
be this antichrist and he will rule the world and he
will do what has been desired through all of the
centuries. He will bring all of the governments of the
world together into a one-world church.
In the 11th verse, we have another beast arising out of
the earth. It is clear when you compare Scripture with
Scripture that this beast is the false prophet. Go
over to The Revelation 16:13. "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."
There you have the dragon-Satan. You have the beast-
antichrist. Then you have the false prophet.
Turn to the 19th chapter of The Revelation. Look at
verse 20. I think this will make it very clear-the
identity of the beast out of the earth. "And the beast
was taken and with him the false prophet that wrought
miracles before him (that is, before the antichri ...
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