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"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth: and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon"

Is the Next Pope the False Prophet?
By Sherry Shriner

     There is a lot of buzz around the Christian community about the next Pope being the False Prophet. Is he?

       What does the Bible reveal about the role of the False Prophet?

  In verse 11 John sees a beast coming out of the earth....    

   And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth: and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

       He sees a man of Jewish/Israelite lineage rising up "out of the earth." That phrase signifies the Jewish people. They are the natives of the earth, the Israelites. However most of those claiming to be today's Jews are Edomite Jews.  I am not saying he rises out of present day Israel. Hitler himself had Edomite Jewish blood. It just details he will have Jewish/Israelite/Edomite blood whether he's white skinned Edomite like Hitler was or the darker skinned Edomite race such as those who claim to be Jews today. Edomites are mingled in all the caucasion races and today make up the Illuminati, Zionism, and the New World Order. In other words, Israel, Europe, Russia, and the United States.

       The symbolism of the current dead Pope being displayed so people could see his shoes meant that he was subservient to the New World Order. It was the Pope himself who called for a New World Order several years ago. He wasn't a victim of it, but a player, instigator, and implementer of it. It is the New World Order policy makers who have decided that the office of the Pope will be used to implement and oversee a one world religion.

       In the book of Revelation this second beast has two horns like a lamb. Horns represent power and authority and he has two, which means he has dual authority. The phrase, "like a lamb" suggests he is religious. Only this one speaks like a dragon. He is a messenger of Satan's. He is not a real lamb of Yahweh's, he is a wolf. He does not worship Yahweh. He worships Lucifer.

            Verses 12-13:

    And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

    And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.  

       He exercises all the power the first beast ruler has, and he takes over the global government.

       And he not only takes over the global government, he takes over an enforced global religion. He has two horns, which signifies dual authority. At this point, he has control of the entire world in both religious and political areas. In essence, he rules over all and gets this authority to do so by the first beast and by Lucifer.

       He deceives the world by being able to produce great miracles. He makes fire come down from the sky just as Elisha did.  I cannot say what kind of fire it is, but it's good enough to where it deceives millions, perhaps billions of people into believing he is God. In fact, the Bible says he deceives those living on earth.

             Verse 14:   

 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

        He then gets the world to erect an image of the first beast. This would be some type of monument or statue.

             Verse 15:

   And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

       The second beast then makes this statue of the first beast look and act like it's a live, living thing. And the penalty for refusing to worship or bow down before it and pay it homage is death.

       This is where the armies of the Antichrist will come in. They will help the False Prophet enforce the worship of this statue around the world.

       The aliens here will become enforcers, and if they see someone not worshipping the statue at an appointed time, or however they run it and enforce it, they will have the authority to execute that person.

        He will also enforce a new global economic program and force global legislation to require every person in the new global community to adhere to the requirements of the community to be able to buy or sell anything. It could be a global ID card, such as our national ID card, or a literal chip/mark on/in the right hand or forehead.

            Verses 16-18:      

    And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

   Here is wisdom, let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

        Think of it as a license. You can't drive without a license. In this new global community you won't be able to do anything without this new "license" which could be a card, chip, or mark. You won't be able to do banking, drive, go to the grocery store, pay bills..everything will require this new global economy license, chip or mark.

         Is the National ID card the fulfillment of Revelation 13:18? It could be. I have heard the card will come in two stages. The first stage it will contain a bar code and act like a license. The second stage it will require a retinal scan of your right eye and a fingerprint from your right hand. This itself could fulfill the prophecy. Imagine the Apostle John looking two thousand years into the future and trying to describe what he saw. Was it people putting their foreheads on a machine and getting fingerprinted? It very well could have been.

        We need to be on guard and use wisdom and discernment in all things to safeguard and protect ourselves from the tricks and snares of the devil. This global government is of the devil and Yahweh's people are warned about participating in it if it requires anything to do with the right hand or forehead. Are the hand and forehead symbollic of something else? Could be, but I think the passage speaks for itself and can be taken literal rather than in a symbollic sense. Again, always use discernment and be prepared for things to happen you didn't expect so you can adjust your thoughts and recognize what is happening around you and not panic.

        There are many claiming the next Pope is the False Prophet. Even if I do or don't think so it doesn't matter what I think unless I have had a direct Word from the Lord Himself on it and I haven't. So just be prepared either way, if he is or isn't.

         Realize this. In order for the Pope to become the global enforcer of worldwide legislation then the United States, who is currently now the sole super power, would have to be knocked out of the picture. In other words, the United States would have to lose super power status because no nation ever surrenders their dominance unless forced to for whatever reason.

        Will the United States suffer an impending economic crash? Or what about an attack on our own soil by the Islamic-Russian alliance? Stock market crashes, martial law, internment camps, trains, black helicopters, foreign soldiers already on our soil in alleged closed military bases, government induced terrorism on our own soil...the outlook doesn't look good for America.

         In the event plans are changed and the next Pope is not chosen to fulfill the role of the False Prophet and America escapes destruction, then it would most likely be the United States, Leader of Babylon, to fulfill this role as the False Prophet.

        Remember the prophets of old said the Leader of Babylon would be the beast of the last days. So is America, who is Babylon and fulfills over 100 predictions as to being Babylon (see my article on America the Babylon) the first or the second beast?

        It remains to be seen as of yet. But be prepared for America to fulfill either role, that of the President of Babylon being the Antichrist or the False Prophet.

         America is dominant in the last days and the churches have lulled their congregations to sleep about it claiming America isn't even in prophecy.

          The Babylon of the past was Iraq. The Modern Day Babylon is America!  Wake up America!

          Do you really think rebuilding Saddam's disneyland Babylon in the desert of today could fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament prophets within the next several or even 20 years? No, it could not. It is a distraction.

           Modern day Babylon is America.

          My own thoughts on this are this: I don't think the next pope will last long. I think he will be assassinated and Rome destroyed ending the Catholicism dynasty in the West once and for all.

           I'm not sure why I believe this. But I will seek Yahweh on it and if He changes my thoughts or leads me into another direction then so be it. But for now, that is the way I see it.