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The False Prophet


David Hill (9 Sep 2002) "The False Prophet"

Rev 19:20 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 worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

When I posted my 'theory' on the Antichrist being Cain, this verse was brought out twice. If Cain was condemned at the flood, then this would explain why he is cast into the lake of fire 1,000 years before anyone else. And if he 'saw' Y'shua when He preached to the souls who lived before the flood, then this too, would explain why he has already been condemned, because he didn't repent at the personal presence of our Lord, thus committing the unpardonable sin.

When I posted this information, at the back of my mind I was wondering then, why the false prophet is also cast alive into the lake of fire 1,000 years before anyone else (and both of these are called the son of perdition)? This would almost necessitate another individual who also didn't repent at the personal presence of Y'shua, and thus committed the unpardonable sin, and hence has already been condemned once. Could there have been two individuals in the pyramid? Though this may be possible, and may in fact be the case, I got the feeling that this was not the case with the false prophet. I don't know why I get this feeling, but below is what I think is a possible scenario, concerning the false prophet. I don't even know if I should post this or not, but be that as it may, you all can decide about this other 'science fiction' theory. You may want to ask yourself also, if the Antichrist is consumed by the Glory of Y'shua at His return, then how could he (and the false prophet) also subsequently be cast alive into the lake of fire.

Now when I was younger, I used to read science fiction a lot. One time, I came across a book concerning an individual that basically could not die. He was a 'great' warrior, and had lived for thousands of years, without dying. He had been stabbed and shot, and even burned to death, but could not actually die. His flesh would restore itself, and hence he was an immortal.

This concept of immortals is also brought out in the movie Highlander (and other recent books etc), where these people are always battling it out to be the final immortal. As long as they don't loose their head, then they can live indefinitely. The question is; though this is 'good' science fiction, is there any truth behind this fiction?


Now, some authors have stated that Y'shua could not die, and had to lay His life down (quoting the verse which says, 'I have power to lay my life down, and take it back again'), and that if He had not done so, that He would have continued living on the Cross indefinitely! Which brings up my next point.

In the book that I read concerning the immortal warrior, the author based the plot entirely on this one point. That Y'shua, as God's Son, could not die. That His blood, because He was God in the flesh, was in essence Divine Blood, or Eternal Blood. In the book, this warrior was supposedly the soldier that pierced our Lord's side, and that Y'shua's blood ran down the spear, onto the soldier's hand, which he inadvertently wiped his mouth with. The blood, then changed the soldier into an immortal.

We have no proof from the Word that this event ever took place, and in fact, at this time Y'shua had already given up the ghost, and so this would kinda negate this aspect of the Divine Blood. But, what of the theory itself. When I first read this, I was automatically repulsed, as any normal person would be, especially if they were a Christian or Jew. But, lets look at this theory for a bit. In Deut., the Lord commands the Israelites not to eat blood because "The Life is in the Blood". And it is the blood of the sacrifice that takes away sin.

Now, in the case of Y'shua, His Blood undoubtedly is also Divine Blood, because God the Son - the Second member of the Trinity, was incarnated into a human (sinless) body. The two were 'hypostatically' joined together (as the theologians tell us) so that you can not separate the two, and thus Y'shua becomes a very unique individual. He is, and always will be, for all eternity, the God Man. His blood was, and is, definitely unique, and it can be said that His Blood contains Everlasting Life. It is because of this that His body did not see "corruption" as the Psalmist tells us. In fact this proves the point for anyone else would have started 'corrupting' immediately, yet Y'shua's body did not, because his blood was (and is) divine.

In His dissertation to His disciples, He mentions this aspect of His Body and Blood as a type of the Salvation that His Sacrifice brings to man. He specifically states that the Words that He speaks are life, that the flesh profits nothing. Now however, look at the typology. He uses His blood as a type of Eternal Life that can be gained by drinking it. We know that this is acquired by a person, via the Holy Spirit, through faith in the Son of God, and His death on the Cross for us. But, the point is, that the Israelites took Him literally! Thus, they are naturally repulsed at the idea, as any good Jew (or anyone else for that matter) would be. Y'shua makes a point of saying that literally it would be of no profit to do so, for to gain eternal life for the body, would be of no profit, without eternal life for the spirit as well. Hence His other words, "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and lose his soul."

Perhaps I shouldn't, but let me extend this out, bringing us back to the garden, "What does it profit a man, if he gain eternal life, only to lose his soul." For everyone will, actually, live forever. Either in Heaven or Hell, point is, we are finite beings that will live forever, because God designed us that way. Y'shua, however, is not a finite being who is going to live for ever, He is an Infinite being, who is going to live forever. Even if you could take an infinite amount of finite life, and put it all together, it would still be finite life, not infinite. Y'shua is an Infinite being and the life that He has, as God's Son, is not the same as an infinite amount of finite life, but an infinite amount of infinite life. There is a difference. We are brought into existence at a specific point in time and are destined to live infinitely. Y'shua lives Eternally, with no beginning and no end.

Now, let me tie all this together. Y'shua, though He did not intend the disciples to take Him literally, many of them did. He does not say that the literal interpretation would not lead to eternal life, only that it would be of no profit if they did, for this very literal approach, would not cleanse them from sin, and they would be no better then Adam and Eve, in their fallen condition, eating of the tree of life.

So, how does this apply to the false prophet? What if, there was an individual that inadvertently tasted of the Eternal Blood of the Son of God? What would happen to this individual? Especially, if this occurred before our Lord laid His life down at the Cross. What if there is an individual out there that mistakenly tasted of the Blood of God literally, while Y'shua was still alive? And who might this individual be?

Well, why do you suppose, in that chapter on 'drinking His blood' that the Jews took literally, that the Holy Spirit - through John - made it a point of turning the subject onto Judas Iscariot? Interesting concept, is it not? Many have stated that they think that Judas would be back, but then never give any supporting evidence. He is called, 'the son of perdition', which the Antichrist is also called (some assume that these are both the same individual, but the verse at the top of this post proves that there are at least two sons of perdition).

Let me show you the evidence. One, Judas was appointed as an Apostle by our Lord Himself. Two, Judas was given miracle working power along with the other apostles. Hence, as long as Judas lives, he has this authority, which Satan would love, to tap into (kinda sounds like the false prophet doesn't it?).

Third, Judas, knew Y'shua was the Messiah and still didn't repent and hence is guilty of the unpardonable sin, just as Cain is.

And finally, Judas tasted of the Blood of Y'shua while he was still alive. And this literally which I will show.

On the night of Y'shua's betrayal, He was in the garden in prayer, and Luke records for us that He Sweat Great Drops of Blood. This is a documented medical condition, in which the person, in a high state of anxiety experiences the blood vessels in his temple rupturing, thus 'sweating' drops of blood. In our Lord's case, it was Great drops of blood, that must have subsequently run down His forehead and face, and into His beard. He may have wiped some of it off; undoubtedly out of His eyes; but He probably didn't wipe all of it completely off, and assuredly there was probably some on His cheeks and in His beard, and possibly the blood continued to run for some time.

So, then the betrayer comes. Remember that at this point in time, he is possessed by Satan and he goes up to our Lord and kisses him on the Cheek. This is the middle eastern way of greeting and a person would go up and kiss the individual on one cheek and then the other cheek and almost assuredly Judas kissed Y'shua twice. And almost assuredly, in the process, would have come into contact with the Eternal Divine Blood of the GodMan.

In fact, though I don't have the quote with me, Edersheim tells us (The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah), that Judas fervently and repeatedly kissed our Lord, as the signal of betrayal. In the dark of the garden, it is doubtful that Judas would have realized that his temples were bleeding.

Satan would have immediately recognized the importance of this event, which is why Judas is next seen 'repenting' of his sin, by casting the coins back into the temple. If he was still possessed by Satan, he assuredly would not have done this.

So, question is, where was Satan now? If there is something to this, it is possible that he might have been recruiting some other hapless individual to somehow repeat what Judas had accomplished unknowingly. Whether or not he was successful is beyond the point of this post. Lets get back to Judas.

When he throws the money into the temple he says, "I have betrayed the Innocent Blood" and notice his choice of words and ponder what they mean. All of a sudden, Judas also understands more then his teachers and the apostles and everyone else except the thief on the cross. All of a sudden Judas realizes the significance of the Blood of the Son of God!

Then, he goes out and hangs himself and apparently, he didn't tie the knot very well, for he somehow falls from the rope and busts his guts on the rocks below. Every one assumes that he died from this event, though the Biblical record itself is silent on this one minor detail.

Is it possible, that there is a Jewish ("from the earth" - Israel - Rev 13 of the False Prophet) individual, who has been alive for 2,000 years, who fulfills the qualifications of the false prophet, who has been influencing events behind the scenes for all these years, infiltrating different religious groups (i.e. the Rosicrucians etc), joining different secret societies, swaying politicians here and there along the way, so as to further the kingdom of the one he works for?

Well, look at Psalm 109 :

Ps 109:5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. Set thou a wicked man over him and let Satan stand at his right hand. When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin. Let his days be few; and let another take his office.''

Perhaps some of you recognize this verse. It is slightly different in the Acts, where Peter quotes it as, "Let his house be left unto him desolate, and let his bishopric be given unto another." This verse, they tell us, is specifically referring to Judas Iscariot. Hence, much of that Psalms is referring to him, and it is quite a curse.


But look at the above section, "Set thou a Wicked Man over him [The Antichrist] and let Satan stand at his right hand." This describes the false prophet during the tribulation, who performs miracles because of his nearness to the Antichrist and Satan The 'few days' would be (if this post turns out to be true) two of the Lord's days or 2,000 years.



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