Lying Wonders of the Endtime Part 1

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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
May 24, 1997

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009

NOTE: This article or series has not been updated recently. As such, it may possibly contain some outdated information, and/or ideas and beliefs which I no longer embrace, or which have changed to some degree.

Medjugorje Apparitions, My Feelings Towards Roman Catholics,
Doctrinal Purity And Ecumenism, Sincerity A Poor Criterion,
Test The Spirits, How To Recognize True And False Prophets,
Worldly Prediction Or Divine Prophecy?, Revealer Of Secrets
And Daniel, Unpopular Prophets, Two Sackcloth Witnesses,
Christian Persecution, God's Word Divides, Roman Catholic
Pope Theories, Endtime False Prophets And Strong Deception
Rise Of The False Prophet, True Lamb And False Lamb, Iranian
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, The Beast And False Prophet Team
Expose On False Prophets And Satan's Other Lies!

In my controversial article, 'Mary Worship, Christianity And
Catholicism', I express some serious reservations regarding
the practice of praying to Mary, as well as to other Roman
Catholic saints and icons. In addition, I offer my thoughts
regarding the so-called Marian 'apparitions' in Medjugorje,
Bosnia Herzegovina, and then leave it up to the reader to
draw their own conclusions. If you have already read that
article, then you may recall that I stop short of totally
condemning the Medjugorje 'apparitions', or referring to
them as a demonic manifestation. As I clarify there, the
reason for this hesitancy on my part, is that, at the time
I wrote that article, I was not absolutely certain of the
true nature of the Medjugorje 'apparitions'.

Technically-speaking, perhaps 'apparition' is not the best
word to use to describe these events. Most people think of
ghosts when they hear the word 'apparition'. According to my
understanding, outside of the so-called 'visionaries', very
few people have actually seen the Marian appearances. The
only real 'evidence' that we possess, for lack of a better
word, is what the 'visionaries' tell us they see and hear.
From the standpoint of an observer, these 'visionaries'
appear to enter a trance-like state when 'Mary' appears to
them. Their lips are also seen to move while they converse
with this 'apparition'. Assuming then that they really are
seeing and hearing something, the question is: What is its
true source and nature? Is it of Divine Origin, or is it the
deceptive work of Satan? Answering this question, as well as
addressing other important issues which are directly related
to Endtime deception will be the focus of this in-depth

Before continuing, I think it is important to mention here
that, contrary to some of the false accusations which have
been levelled against me by staunch Roman Catholics, I do
not have a personal vendetta, or 'an axe to grind' against
Catholic people as a whole. In fact, in my lifetime, I have
met many sweet, humble people who are Roman Catholics; and
that includes my now-deceased grandmother. These people do
believe in God, and acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Son of
God. Thus, my basic attitude towards Roman Catholics, is the
same as it towards any other church or organization which
claims to be a part of modern Christianity. I have no doubt
that there are many sincere, God-fearing, Christ-believing
people scattered throughout the various branches of our
faith; however, it is when we begin to examine more deeply
some of the doctrines which are held by some of these
branches, that we encounter problems and strong deception.

As I point out in the aforementioned article, as well as in
other articles, such as 'To Pray Or Not To Pray?', and 'Have
You Read The New Scriptures Yet?', my primary objection with
Roman Catholicism, is with the various false doctrines and
traditions which are being taught and practiced by the Roman
Catholic spiritual hierarchy; whether they be Sunday school
teachers, priests, bishops, archbishops, cardinals, or the
Pope himself. Lest you erroneously think that I have singled
out the Roman Catholics, may I suggest that you also read my
two-part article entitled 'Modern False Prophets And Worldly
Ecumenism'. As will become clear to you, I am diametrically
opposed to the modern false spirit of ecumenism, which seeks
to unite Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Baptists, Protestants,
Eastern Orthodox Christians, and even Buddhists, into some
kind of a One World Religion, through compromising our
Christian heritage, as it was passed down to us by Christ
and His followers. So again, it is the false doctrines and
practices, which are rampant amongst some of these faiths,
which is of utmost concern to me; as it should be to all
Christians everywhere. In short, worldwide spiritual unity
is being sought for at the price of sacrificing doctrinal
purity; and thus, the Church has compromised herself.

Returning to the 'visionaries' of Medjugorje, I do not doubt
the sincerity of those children who have in the past, or who
now, as adults, are still receiving 'visions' and messages,
any more than I can doubt the sincerity of the children of
Fatima, Portugal, who are said to have also received similar
messages decades ago. If we consider how long these events
have been occurring, it becomes apparent that these people
have experienced something which others have not; either
that, or they are being manipulated by someone or something
beyond their comprehension; or else they are under some very
strong delusion due to some personal sin in their lives.

Considering that all of these 'visionaries' had their first
experiences as young children, makes it even more difficult
for some people to accept this negative scenario; but we
should not dismiss this possibility altogether. As mature
Christians, we must be concerned with, and question, the
true source, and content, of these messages and 'visions'.
Furthermore, we must realize that sincerity simply is not a
very valid, or even a very safe, criterion for determining
the true nature of such occurrences. As will become clear by
the time you have finished reading this series, there are
many people in the world today who are very sincere about
their beliefs, but they are also sincerely deceived.

Having said the above, anyone who just blindly accepts these
things as coming from the Hand of God, without question, is
doing so in direct contradiction to the Scriptures; and may
even be setting themselves up for similar delusion in their
own lives. In his Epistles, the Apostle John warns us to
'try', or to test, the spirits, to see whether or not they
are truly of God. He also warns us to not have anything to
do with those people who are yielded to a spirit which
teaches something other than the sound Gospel of Jesus

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits
whether they are of God: because many false prophets are
gone out into the world." (1 John 4:1)

"Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of
Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of
Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come
any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not
into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that
biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."
(2 John 1:9-11)

It is very important to realize why John admonishes us to
test the spirits; and that is because even during the First
Century, there were already many Jewish false prophets and
false brethren who had silently crept into the Early Church
fellowships. This becomes quite apparent if one studies the
life and writings of the Apostle Paul. Consider the
following verses:

"For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous
wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock."
Acts 20:29, KJV

"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause
divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye
have learned; and avoid them." (Romans 16:17)

"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve
through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from
the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh
preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye
receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or
another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well
bear with him...For such are false apostles, deceitful
workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of
Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into
an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his
ministers also be transformed as the ministers of
righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
(2 Corinthians 11:3-4, 13-15)

"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called
you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is
not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would
pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel
from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that
which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we
said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other
gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be
accursed." Galatians 1:6-9, KJV

"And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who
came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in
Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:"
(Galatians 2:4)

"If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome
words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the
doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud,
knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of
words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil
surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and
destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness:
from such withdraw thyself." (1 Timothy 6:3-5)

"But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and
contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are
unprofitable and vain. A man that is an heretick after the
first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is
such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself."
(Titus 3:9-11)

In light of the dangerous situation with false brethren
which existed in the Early Church almost two thousand years
ago, it shouldn't be difficult to imagine how much worse the
problem must be in our present era. Satan has certainly had
sufficient time to do his dirty work! So the question then
for us is: How can we recognize these false messengers? What
rod of measurement are we to use? In trying to differentiate
between who is a true Prophet of God, and who is a false one
sent by Satan, one of the Lord's original Prophets, Moses,
provided us with some easy guidelines to follow:

"And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word
which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in
the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to
pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but
the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be
afraid of him." (Deuteronomy 18:21-22)

That is simple enough to understand. If a modern-day prophet
prophesies something, and it doesn't happen exactly as he
says, or when he says it will hqppen, you better watch out!
God doesn't make mistakes. He knows what He is doing; and He
knows how to communicate quite well with His true Prophets.
If the so-called 'prophet' starts to deny what he has said,
or if says that he has simply been misunderstood, or if
offers some other poor excuse, then a great deal of caution
is advised. If he continuously makes predictions which fail
to materialize, then he should definitely be viewed as a
false prophet, and shunned. On the other hand, the Prophet
Ezekiel tells us exactly how we can recognize a true Prophet
of the Lord:

"And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then
shall they know that a prophet hath been among them."
(Ezekiel 33:33)

He couldn't have been any more straight forward than that.
If what the Prophet predicts happens exactly as he has said
it would happen, and exactly when he said it would happen,
then you can be relatively certain that he is a true Prophet
of God; however, I still advise you to seriously consider
his overall degree of accuracy. If he is only right in one
out of every twenty of his predictions, this is not a true
prophet of God. A true Prophet of God will be right on the
mark every time. To express this thought in a somewhat
humorous way, I don't believe that there is any static on
God's 'hotline'.

Allow me to also add that if a considerable amount of time
passes between when the prophecy is first given, and its
actual fulfillment, this may add even more credibility to
the words of the Prophet, as it will show that he wasn't
privy to some foreknowledge or secret information which
simply wasn't known to the general public at the time of his
prediction. In speaking of prophecies, it is important that
you understand that I am not referring to such things as
financial predictions, scientific predictions, horoscope
readings, palm readings and other forms of modern guesswork,
which tend to rely upon a lot of logic, comparative studies,
computer analysis, etc., in order to create a very general
prediction which can be easily applied to many different
situations, or interpreted in a number of different ways,
so that the 'prophet', palmreader or psychic always appears
to be correct in their predictions. This amounts to subtle
trickery, and self-delusion on the part of the victim, and
nothing else. They actually deceive themselves into seeing
in the seer's words, what they want to believe.

In speaking of real prophecies, I am referring to events
which could not possibly have been known or discovered any
other way than by a Direct Revelation from God. A very good
example of this can be found in Daniel chapter two, where
Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar has a prophetic night vision,
or dream. For a close examination of how Daniel dealt with
this unique situation, and how he used it to glorify God,
may I encourage you to read the article 'Revealer Of Secrets
And Sergei Stepashin'. While Daniel and his friends were
well-received in the courts of the Babylonian king, after
almost facing death at the hands of the same, it should be
noted that they were actually the exception to the rule
regarding the Lord's Prophets. Under normal circumstances,
His Prophets do not enjoy such a high degree of popularity.
In fact, in the New Testament, Jesus signified one mark of a
true Prophet of God with the following statement:

"Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so
did their fathers to the false prophets." (Luke 6:26)

In the above verse, the Lord is making clear that a true
Prophet of God is rarely, if ever, well-received by those
people to whom he is sent to preach. This is because his
words are usually messages of warning and portents of coming
doom and destruction unless immediate repentance is made. In
fact, in speaking of His own ministry in Nazareth, Jesus

"...A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country,
and among his own kin, and in his own house." (Mark 6:4b)

As I explain in the article 'Revelation's Babylon The Great
Whore', we have but to look at the fate of the Old Testament
Prophets, Jesus' own murder and Crucifixion, and the forced
martyrdom of many of the New Testament Disciples, such as
Stephen, James, Paul and Peter, in order to see how true
this really is. Being a true Prophet or messenger of God is
not a popular job. If a person finds himself becoming overly
popular, then he should question whether or not he might be
doing something wrong. In contrast to the real Prophets of
old, who were often persecuted and killed because of their
unpopular messages, today we have many people who claim to
be messengers and representatives of the Lord, who are quite
popular, and who are looked upon with great admiration and
respect. Just like the Scribes and Pharisees of old, they
clothe themselves in long white or black garments, or
business suits, and become lifted up in their pride and in
their vanity, due to the praises of men which are lavished
upon them. Consider these verses:

"Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes,
and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in
the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; Which devour
widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same
shall receive greater damnation." (Luke 20:46-47)

"Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on
him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him,
lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved
the praise of men more than the praise of God."
(John 12:42-43)

So to reiterate this point, like the example of Jesus Christ
Himself, the true Prophet of God, who bears a true message
from the Lord, will be despised and rejected by this sinful
last generation due to the unpopular nature of his prophetic
pronouncements from the Lord. As further Scriptural proof
that this principle still applies to our modern day, please
consider the ultimate fate of the Two Sackcloth Witnesses of
the Endtime, found in the Book of Revelation:

"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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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."
Revelation 11:7-12, KJV

For more information regarding the Endtime ministry of the
Two Sackcloth Witnesses, please refer to my series 'The Two
Sackcloth Witnesses Of Revelation 11'. Please keep in mind
that it is not only the Lord's Prophets who will be despised
by the sinful world of the Endtime. We are taught in the
Word that God's true children will all be despised, hated,
betrayed and killed by this last generation of evildoers,
due to their Christian stand of faith; and this wave of
discrimination and persecution has already begun; even in
the so-called 'Christian' United States of America, where
true Christians are slowly being ostracized from the rest of
American society, due to their stand again such things as
abortion, gay and lesbian relationships, EVILution, etc.
Please consider the following verses:

"He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and
acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from
him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not."
Isaiah 53:3, KJV

"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he
that endureth to the end shall be saved."
Matthew 10:22, KJV

"I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it
be already kindled?...Suppose ye that I am come to give
peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For
from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided,
three against two, and two against three. The father shall
be divided against the son, and the son against the father;
the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against
the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law,
and the daughter in law against her mother in law."
Luke 12:49, 51-53, KJV

"He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth
not with me scattereth abroad." Matthew 12:30, KJV

"If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but
because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out
of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the
word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than
his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also
persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep
yours also." John 15:19,20, KJV

"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall
suffer persecution." 2 Timothy 3:12, KJV

So, as I clearly point out in the series 'In Defense Of The
KJV', as well as in other articles, the truth of God's Word
divides people. Sooner or later, it will cause every single
individual to take a stand, either for or against Jesus
Christ, and the precepts found in the Word of God. For a
more in-depth look at the topic of Christian persecution in
the Last Days, may I suggest that you read my article 'Civil
Disobedience And Christian Persecution'.

Contrary to this clear Biblical message of unpopularity and
persecution, within the Roman Catholic faith, the so-called
representative of God, the 'vicar of Christ', that is, the
Pope, sits upon his own throne in Vatican City, where he is
treated like a god! Referred to as 'holy father', this man
is carried all around the world, so that millions of Roman
Catholic devotees can flock to see him, to kiss his hand, or
to receive his blessing! Not even Jesus Christ or his First
Disciples were well-received by the rulers of their day, or
treated with such high dignity; so why have things changed
so drastically today? Has the truth of God changed? Has the
message of the Gospel changed? Has the call to repentance
changed? Or could it be that what is today being promoted as
'the one true faith' according to Roman Catholic adherents,
is nothing more than an evil perversion of the truth, a
counterfeit religion, and a corrupted belief system based
upon worldly compromise?

Because of the Pope's high status within the ecclesiastical
world, many non-Catholic Christians, depending upon their
particular school of thought and doctrinal upbringing, have
become convinced that a soon-coming Pope will either be the
Biblical Beast, or possibly the False Prophet, or else the
Antichrist. Personally, I do not currently concur with this
teaching; however, the New Testament does have quite a few
things to say regarding false prophets and lying spirits.
Here are some of them for your consideration:

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."
(Matthew 7:15)

"And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive
many...For there shall arise false Christs, and false
prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch
that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very
elect." (Matthew 24:11, 24)

"For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall
shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even
the elect." (Mark 13:22)

"But there were false prophets also among the people, even
as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily
shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that
bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction."
(2 Peter 2:1)

All of the above verses speak of the mass deception which
will characterize these Last Days; brought on by these false
prophets, tricky teachers, pseudo-psychics, faith healers,
New Age gurus, Eastern spiritual masters, channelers, etc.
We are warned to expect to see and to hear of all kinds of
lying wonders; and haven't we already begun to see such
things in the form of unexplainable aerial phenomenon, such
as flying saucers, or UFOs, and all of the things which
have become associated with them, such as messages of the
coming 'ascension' from the 'Space Brothers', and purported
'alien' abductions? Haven't we also heard or read of many
'miraculous' healings, seemingly 'celestial' visitations and
images of Christ or Mary appearing in different parts of the
world, crying or bleeding statues, stigmatics, people being
'slain in the spirit' or supposedly having their teeth
filled with gold by the Lord, and 'visionaries' which bare
secrets initially only meant for a few? How much of this is
truly of God, and how much of it comes from Satan the subtle
deceiver, who appears to the Biblically ignorant as a false
angel of light?

The spirit of antichrist and false prophecy is indeed in
the world, and has been for a very long time; as becomes
evident both in the Old Testament, as well as in the Lord's
own warnings, and in the Epistles of John, Paul and others.
While thanks to many books, videos, movies, articles, etc.,
many people have become familiar with the coming tyrant who
is referred to in the Bible as the Beast and also mistakenly
as the Antichrist, some people are not aware of the fact
that the spirit of false prophecy and delusion will likewise
have its ultimate fulfillment in a religious leader whom the
Bible refers to as the False Prophet. I personally equate
this False Prophet with the second beast with two horns like
a lamb which arises out of the Earth, as it is mentioned in
the thirteenth chapter of the Book of Revelation:

"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. And
he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him,
and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein 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, 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. 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. 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." (Revelation 13:11-18)

The above Scriptures clearly describe the ministry of this
False Prophet, who will proclaim the messianic role of the
dreadful Beast. In other words, we might say that the False
Prophet will act as the public relations man for the Beast.
In a negative sense, this will be a direct parallel to the
ministry of John the Baptist, who likewise prepared the way
of our Lord. We must remember that there is nothing original
about Satan. He is a usurper. All he can do is copy what God
does, and twist it and pervert it, in order to accomplish
his own evil purposes. It is because of this subtle tactic,
that some Christians refer to the Devil as the Author of
Confusion; because he takes the truth of God's Word, and
corrupts it, in order to fit his own wicked agenda; thus
confusing his victims regarding Scriptural Truth; just as he
did with Adam and Eve so long ago.

What is important to note here is that outwardly, this False
Prophet will appear as a lamb, just as Jesus is referred to
as the Lamb of God throughout the Scriptures. I discuss this
point in more detail in such articles as the revelatory 'The
Lamb Of God Was A Goat!'. One well-known example can be found
in the Gospel of John, where we read the following:

"The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,
Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the
world...And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith,
Behold the Lamb of God!" John 1:29, 36, KJV

Thus, just as Jesus is the true Lamb of God, the False
Prophet will actually be a goat, an antichrist reprobate,
who feigns to be a lamb, and a messenger of God. Notice
however, that we are also told that the False Prophet will
speak as a dragon. Why is this? I believe that it is because
he will be speaking with the very voice of, and by the very
authority of, Satan himself. He will also be doing many
apparently 'miraculous' works by the power of the same. The
machinations of this evil demon are more fully exposed in
such articles as 'Satan: Origin, Purpose And Future',
'Leviathan: The Ancient Dragon', and 'Satan: King of Tyrus,
King of Empires'.

As I noted above, to those people who follow after him and
accept his lies, this demon-inspired False Prophet will seem
to be a good person; a devout, religious person who speaks
with the authority of God Himself. If time is as short as
some of us believe, it is quite possible that he is even now
a prominent figure within a certain world religion. Earlier,
I mentioned that I do not currently hold to the belief that
the Roman Catholic Pope is this False Prophet. Based upon my
personal understanding of the Endtime prophecies, he does
not seem to properly fit into the picture of Endtime events;
which in my view, center around the state of Israel, and her
Muslim enemies who seek her total destruction. As I state in
the series 'The Seven Heads', at this current time, there is
only one man within the Islamic world, who seems to meet the
requirements of the False Prophet; and that is the ruthless,
and very anti-American, very anti-Israel, Iranian spiritual
leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

As I explain in the aforementioned series, as well as in
other articles, this clerical figure is the true leader of
Iran, and wields much more power over the masses, in both a
spiritual and a political sense, than the current, moderate
puppet leader, President Mohammad Khatami. In fact, he may
soon be ousted from office by the powerful Ayatollah, the
other Iranian clerics, and the military forces who are quick
to do their bidding. Realistically-speaking, most Iranians
are Muslims first, and politicians and military men second.
If Khatami is ousted from power, this might open the way for
a new president who is much more anti-West, anti-Israel, and
who is more willing to take his orders from the Ayatollah.
In other words, a leader may arise in Iran who might in fact
meet the requirements for being the prophetic Beast. If this
is the case, and I am not yet certain that it is, together,
this President/Ayatollah team would perfectly meet the basic
requirements of the Beast/False Prophet team of the Endtime,
as is described in the Book of Revelation. Let us all watch
how events continue to develop in that country. For now
though, allow me to share with you a few additional verses
which describe the final fate of this Satan-inspired pair:

"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." (Revelation 16:13)

"And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet
that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived
them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that
worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake
of fire burning with brimstone." (Revelation 19:20)

"And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of
fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet
are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and
ever." (Revelation 20:10)

In part two of this series, we will continue this lesson on
the lying wonders of the Endtime, by discussing such issues
as the Beginning of Sorrows, Moshiach ben David the Jewish
Antichrist, distinguishing between the political Beast and
the religious Antichrist, Gog and Magog and the Russian
theory, the European Union as a Revived Roman Empire, Syria
and the strategic Golan Heights, an Islamic Beast, False
Prophet and Ten Horns, the invasion of Jerusalem, land for
the Palestinians, the Holy Covenant, Five-Fold ministries
and false shepherds, exploits by God's Endtime children, and
the Israeli military defeat. I trust that you will join me.

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