Pro and Con 977

Posted 12-11-02

Want to see a gorgeous double rainbow?

Klaus Wiese took the picture. It's obvious that one end of the rainbow comes to the ground nearby in front of a hill. It would have been easy for someone to have been in the end of this rainbow as we drove into the end of one at Day St. and Allessandro in Moreno Valley.
http://www.pbase.com/image/2773389

Here are some interesting tidbits from articles I found on 1st century ossuary inscriptions. Their URLs are included.

Jerusalem Burial Cave Reveals: Names, Testimonies of First Christians

http://www.leaderu.com/theology/burialcave.html
by Jean Gilman

(MJA: That name seems familiar. I wonder if she was an English teacher at BIOLA with a brother named Tom, who came to our house in La Mirada to study the Bible with us. If so, she was the one that said I should rewrite my 1st book, put it in chronological order, so that people that didn't know the Bible as well as I did could keep the order of events straight. I had written it as I found it out. She also said I should spread it out more and give people a chance to breath. Good advice.)

...An inscription, found on a first century coffin bearing the sign of the cross, reads: "Shimon Bar Yonah" = "Simon [Peter] son of Jonah".....

A first-century coffin bearing cross marks as it was found by archaeologist P. Bagatti in the catacomb on the Mt. of Olives. The Hebrew inscription both on the lid and body of the coffin reads: "Shlom-zion". Archaeologist Claremont-Ganneau found the same name followed by the designation "daughter of Simon the Priest."...

One of the first-century coffins found on the Mt. of Olives contains a commemorative dedication to: "Yeshua" = "Jesus"....

He found dozens of inscribed ossuaries, which included the names Jairus, Jonathan, Joseph, Judah, Matthias, Menahem, Salome, Simon, and Zechariah. In addition, he found one ossuary with crosses and the unusual name "Shappira" - which is a unique name not found in any other first-century writtings except for the Book of Acts (5:1)....

Also found in the same area was another monogram inscription comprised of the Greek letters Iota, Chi, and Beta, which is translated: "Jesus Christ the helper [or redeemer]."...

Saint Peter's tomb

http://sword_of_the_spirit.tripod.com/id46.htm

While visiting a friend in Switzerland, I heard of what seemed to me, one of the greatest discoveries since the time of Christ—that Peter was buried in Jerusalem and not in Rome....

In Jerusalem I spoke to many Franciscan priests who all read, finally, though reluctantly, that’ the bones of Simon Bar Jona (St. Peter) were, found in Jerusalem on the Franciscan monastery site called, "Dominus Flevit" (where Jesus was supposed to have wept over Jerusalem), on the Mount of Olives. The pictures show the story. The first show an excavation where the names of Christian Biblical characters were found on the ossuaries (bone boxes). The names of Mary and Martha were found on one box and right next to it was one with the name of Lazarus, their brother. Other names of early Christians were found on other boxes. Of greatest interest, however, was that which was found within twelve feet from the place where the remains of Mary, Martha and Lazarus were found—the remains of St. Peter. They were found in an ossuary, on the outside of which was clearly and beautifully written in Aramaic, "Simon Bar Jona". ...

The tomb where Jesus lay was made for Joseph of Arimathaea. His family were all stout and short of stature. In this burial place you can see to this day where someone had carved deeper into the wall to make room for Jesus who was said to be about six feet tall....

Since Peter did not live in Rome and therefore was not martyred or buried there, it naturally follows that he was not their first Pope. The Catholic Church says that Peter was Pope in Rome from 41 to 66 A.D., a period of twenty-five years, but the Bible shows a different story. The book of the Acts of the Apostles (in either the Catholic or Protestant Bible) records the following: Peter was preaching the Gospel to the circumcision (the Jews) in Caesarea and Joppa in Palestine, ministering unto the household of Cornelius, which is a distance of 1,800 miles from Rome (Acts 10:23, 24). Soon after, about the year 44 A.D. (Acts 12), Peter was cast into prison in Jerusalem by Herod, but he was released by an angel. From 46 to 52 A.D., we read in the 13th chapter that he was in Jerusalem preaching the difference between Law and Grace. Saul was converted in 34 A.D. and became Paul the Apostle (Acts 9). Paul tells us that three years after his conversion in 37 A.D., he "went up to Jerusalem to see Peter" (Galatians 1:18), and in 51 A.D., fourteen years later, he again went up to Jerusalem (Gal. 2:1, 8), Peter being mentioned. Soon after that he met Peter in Antioch, and as Paul says, "Withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed," Gal. 2:11....

From all evidence, Peter was about fifty years old when Jesus called him to be an Apostle, and he died around the age of 82, or about the year 62 A.D....

The Vatican and others have calculated through all existing evidence that Peter lived to be around 80 and 82 years, and that he died around the years of 62 or 64 A.D. These figures go along perfectly, as does everything else in the case, with the remains found in the Christian burial ground on the Mount of Olives and in the ossuary on which was "clearly and beautifully written," Simon Bar Jona in Aramaic....

Ossuary of Caiaphas

http://www.abu.nb.ca/courses/NTIntro/images/CaiaphasOss.htm

The ornate ossuary contained the bones of a sixty year old man (Caiaphas) and his family.

On the side (as above) and the back of the ossuary is inscribed Caiaphas's name ("Yosef bar [son of] Caifa")....

Joseph Kaifa [Iosif Kaifa] (aka Caiaphas)

http://cr.middlebury.edu/public/russian/bulgakov/public_html/Kaifa.html

Historical and Archaeological evidences of Jesus

http://www.geocities.com/faithinevidence/evidence.html

...The ossuaries: ...Greek or Hebrew inscriptions containing the name and identification of the deceased were often painted or engraved with an iron pointer on the sides or the lids of the ossuaries . . .

Listed names in Hebrew include: Salome, wife of Judah (with a cross); Judah (with a cross); Simeon the Priest; Martha, daughter of Pasach; Eleazar, son of Nathalu; and Salamston, daughter of Simeon the Priest.

In Greek: Jesus (twice repeated with a cross); Nathaniel (with a cross).

Three found with name Eleazar (Hebrew form of Greek name Lazarus) along with the names Martha and Mary....

Another catacomb holding 100 ossuaries found on the western side of the Mount of Olives. The practice of placing newly minted coins and the fact that coins discovered within were minted by the Roman Governor Varius Gratus (A.D. 15-16) indicate the tombs were used before the fall of Jerusalem in A.D.70.

The Official Guide to Israel, which is produced by Israel's Dept. of Tourism, states the following:

"About seven hundred metres behind Talpiot a tomb was excavated in 1945 and several ossuaries containing human bodies were found. Inscriptions and coins proved that the burial in the tomb took place in the years 41-42. Two ossuaries were found marked with the word "Jesus," and some others have so far been undeciphered. It has therefore been assumed that followers of Jesus had been buried in this tomb. If this assumption proves correct, this tomb would show the earliest historical evidence known about the followers of Jesus." [Official Guide To Israel (Tel-Aviv: 1950) 247.]...

Another found several years ago: Inscribed with "Alexander, son of Simon of Cyrene," as well as a cross. (Mark 15:21)= "Now they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear his cross."

In 1945, many more found with crosses, 2 inscribed with name of Jesus, and one had a coin minted in A.D. 41 for King Herod Agrippa I, indicating it was sealed by A.D. 42.

Another found with inscribed crosses and the name "Shappira". This unusual female name hasn't been found in Jewish literature of that era, except for the book of Acts...

Another one from the first century, described in the "American Journal of Archaeology" The text reads: "After the name 'Jesus,' the exclamation or dedication read "y'ho," meaning "Jehova" or "the Lord". The full inscription on the ossuary reads, "[To] Jesus, "the Lord," In light of the A.D.42 date for the sealing of this tomb, the presence of this dedication to "Jesus, the Lord" attests to the Christians' acceptance of Jesus Christ as God within ten years of the death and resurrection of Jesus in A.D."

This inscription was made at least two decades before any part of the NT was written.

Discovered in 1992, the tomb of the High Priest Caiaphas of the Second temple period and his family was discovered. Caiaphas played a key role in the critical Sanhedrin trial of Jesus that ultimately led to the crucifixion of Christ. One ossuary contained a coin minted by King Herod Agrippa (A.D. 41-42) within the mouth of one of the women of Caiaphas' family. The ossuary of Caiaphas can be examined at the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem together with the Pontious Pilate inscription.

Incoming email

Posted on Sat, Dec. 07, 2002

Discovery of Japanese sub proves sailors of USS Ward hit target BY BILL GARDNER
http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/4689893.htm

...More than one hour before the 8 a.m. attack on Pearl Harbor, the commander of the Ward sent this message to headquarters in Honolulu:

"We have attacked, fired upon and dropped depth charges upon submarine operating in defensive sea area."

It was a warning that could have changed history.

"They were absolutely right," Wiltshire said. "They sounded the warning and no one listened."

Incoming email, Re: 5766 end times question

I have 3 small questions.Many believers seem to be going by Drosnins bible code which encoded armageddon at 5766.5766 on the jewish calendar begins on october 4,5,2005 and runs to september 22,2006.If this is true then this(5766) must mean it is the middle of the tribulation. Let me add that today is December 8,2002(5763).Then to me it would seem that the start of the tribulation and the peace covenant would have to take place around April or May of 2003 because then 42 months later would be at the latest going by Drosnins bible code september 22,2006,and thats at the latest. Would this be a correct caculation?My second question is do you beleive the peace covenant is the creation of a palestinian state?And my last question is who do you think could be the antichrist?GOD BLESS YOU,JESUS LOVES YOU!!

My reply

I don't pay any attention to dates in the Bible Codes. There are too many letters, each one a number. If the codes would foretell dates, the Rapture would have taken place in 1998. I have 2 matrixes someone sent me that seemed to have that date.

One thing that bothered me when I read Drosnin's book was the makeup of the matrix (which I thought could vary) and then going by crossing words. If the matrix was made up differently, other crossing words could appear.

I can believe that Jacob Ramsel's skip sequences show Yeshua a lot, but not any dates anyone might find.

Re: a Palestinian state, Joel 3:2 says, "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and PARTED MY LAND."

As for the Antichrist, I don't know which beast of Rev. 13 you call the Antichrist. I call the Satan-possessed False Prophet the final Antichrist. He has not yet been revealed, so I just wonder who it will be. I think The Beast of Rev. 13:2-10 will be the Tribulation Pope. That means that whoever is Pope when the Rapture takes place will be left behind.

Rev 13:3,7,8 says, "I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed (this Pope survived being shot): and all the world wondered after the beast....power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations (the UN). And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (head of the UR), whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."

The setting of Rev. 17 is right after the Rapture has taken place. They "that ARE with him (the Lamb, Christ) ARE called, and chosen, and faithful" (17:14). The 10 kings have received no kingdom as yet (17:12). Verse 10 says, "there are seven kings: five are fallen, and ONE IS (the Pope), and the other (the False Prophet) is not yet come. The 8th of v. 11 is Satan himself, the tail of the great red dragon that inhabits the False Prophet.

Five kings of these five empires have fallen:
(1) Babel, beginning of the Mystery Religion of Babylon
(2) Babylon II
(3) Media-Persia
(4) Greece
(5) Roman Empire

One is now in power:
(6) Ecclesiastical Rome, leader: the Pontifex Maximus
All 7 heads of the Great Red Dragon have the title Pontifex Maximus, high priest, of the Mystery Religion of Babylon. The present Pope kissed the Koran and has worshipped with pagan religions. What will the Tribulation Pope do?

Hab 2:5 says, "Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, NEITHER KEEPETH AT HOME (travels a lot), who enlargeth his desire as hell (Satan), and is as death (the False Prophet), and cannot be satisfied, but GATHERETH UNTO HIM ALL NATIONS (UN), and heapeth unto him all people (UR, United Religions)."

Isa 9:15 says, "The ANCIENT AND HONOURABLE (the Tribulation Pope), he is the head (the 6th head of the great red dragon); and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail." He is the 7th head, and Satan, the tail of the great red dragon, is in him.

One is yet to come:
(7) Babylon III, leader: the False Prophet
Isa 28:15 says, "Because ye have said, We have made a COVENANT with DEATH (the False Prophet, Rev. 6:8), and with HELL (Satan) are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us (the lie of II Thess. 2:11?): for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves."

Isa 28:18 says, "your COVENANT WITH DEATH shall be disannulled, and your agreement with HELL shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it." God bless you too, Agape

Incoming email, Re: Re-Baptism

you hit the right verses but you did explain the verses to us very clearly,

Acts 11:14 Who shall tell thee words whereby thou and all they house shall be saved
15 And as I began to speak the Holy Ghost fell on them as on us at the beginning,

Acts 11: 16,17 Then remembered I the words of the Lord, how that he said ,,John indeed baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost Forasmuch then,as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us {Act 2:4} who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, what was I to with stand God? 18 " Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.{ how did they know that God granted repentance unto them?}

question is,, if the Gentiles received the Holy Ghost in like manner as the apostles, by speaking in tongues, because they believed in Jesus Christ.........are we to receive the Holy Ghost like the apostles also? because we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? or was there did the change that was made? and where did it start?
thank you so kindly......

My reply

> > Acts 11: 16,17 Then remembered I the words of the Lord, how that he said ,,John indeed baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost Forasmuch then,as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us {Act 2:4} who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, what was I to with stand God? 18 " Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.{ how did they know that God granted repentance unto them?}

In the Acts of the Apostles, God demonstrated the baptism of the Holy Ghost, first to the Jews, then to the Gentiles. This was to set Peter and others straight, that the Gentiles were to be saved by their faith in Yeshua the same as the Jews. When a person trusts in Christ by faith, Christ immediately baptizes that person with the Holy Spirit.

To get the whole story of what happened at Cornelius' house, we have to read Acts 10 along with Peter's rehearsal of how it happened in Acts 11.

In Acts 10:2, we find out that Cornelius "with all his house" feared God and prayed to him always. It says, "A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway."

In Act 10:24, "Cornelius waited for them (Peter and the men sent to get him), and had called together his kinsmen and near friends."

Act 10:34-47 says, "PETER opened his mouth, and SAID, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by JESUS CHRIST: (HE IS LORD OF ALL:) That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that THROUGH HIS NAME WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL RECEIVE REMISSION OF SINS. While Peter yet spake these words, THE HOLY GHOST FELL ON ALL THEM WHICH HEARD THE WORD. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For THEY HEARD THEM SPEAK WITH TONGUES, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord."

> > question is,, if the Gentiles received the Holy Ghost in like manner as the apostles, by speaking in tongues, because they believed in Jesus Christ.........are we to receive the Holy Ghost like the apostles also? because we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? or was there did the change that was made? and where did it start?

When the Holy Spirit was given to the 120 disciples on Pentecost, they spoke in tongues. Those words were not gibberish. They were heard and understood by all Jews "out of every nation under heaven" (Acts 2:5). The miracle was in the hearing,"because that every man heard them speak in his own language" (2:6). No wonder they were amazed, wondering how Galilaeans could do such. "And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?" (2:8).

In Acts 2:41we find that "the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." In 2:47, "the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." He did this by baptizing them with the Holy Spirit, even if there was no outward visible evidence of it. The 3000 souls are not said to have spoken in tongues, either. They were simply saved by their faith in Christ and baptized with the Spirit of Christ, even as we are today. What happened to the 120 on Pentecost and later those at Cornelius' house were signs. The one on Pentecost was a sign to unbelievers. The one at Cornelius' house was to demonstrate that Gentiles were included.

Isa 28:9-12 says, "Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts (i.e., when the church is old). For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: For with stammering lips and another tongue (i.e., speaking in tongues) will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear."

> > are we to receive the Holy Ghost like the apostles also?

Not necessarily. God is free to do what he thinks best in any given situation. However, the norm is like the 3000 souls that were saved on Pentecost in 30 AD. Agape

Incoming email, Re: Ha'aretz - Article

Another parallel. It's like Satan offering world "recognition" to Christ if He'd only bow to him. Lots of similarities between Israel and Christ like this in the Bible.

If only the Jews would turn over the sovereignty of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to all of Islam, they would finally be "recognized" by the "entire Muslim world!" (last paragraph)
http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=239015&contrassID=2&subContrassID=5&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y&itemNo=239015

My reply

Giving away Israel's rights to the place where God chose to put his name there will probably be Israel's undoing. Agape

Incoming email, Raptures in the Dispensation of Grace

Would you please tell me how many raptures are there in the dispensation of Grace. Please include supporting Scriptures. God bless.

My reply

I count two, the Pre-Trib Rapture of the Bride of Christ and the Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Tribulation saints. However, one might include Christ's resurrection and ascension and the resurrection and ascension of Moses and Elijah Mid-Trib in the list.

The two trumps of God are prefigured in Nu. 10:1-4. It says, "the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Make thee TWO TRUMPETS OF SILVER; of a whole piece shalt thou make them (i.e., both): that thou mayest use them (i.e., both) for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps. And when they shall blow with them (i.e., both), ALL (as in I Cor. 15:51,52) the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the DOOR(symbol of the Rapture) of the tabernacle of the congregation (i.e., the "general assembly" in Heaven, Heb. 12:23). And if they blow but with ONE TRUMPET, then the princes (i.e., the 24 elders, 12 patriarchs and 12 apostles of Israel, Rev. 4:4; 21:12-14), which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather (yaad, gather together, to fix an appointment to meet together to betroth, engage for marriage) themselves unto thee."

The Pre-Trib Rapture, first "trump of God" (I Thess. 4:13-18) takes place in Rev. 4:1. John, an elder (II John 1:1), is caught up to Heaven when it's door opens and Christ says, "Come up hither." The other 23 elders are caught up at the same time, for in 4:4, all 24 are crowned and seated on their thrones. The rest of the wise Philadelphian virgins are caught up with the elders.

The elders are the Representatives of the Bride saints. After the elders present "the prayers of saints," Rev 5:9 adds, "And they (the saints) sung a NEW SONG, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book (the Title Deed of the Earth), and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation."

The Bride saints are caught up before the first seal is broken.

The Pre-Wrath Rapture, "last trump" of God (I Cor. 15:51,52), takes place in Rev. 7. There are 144,000 Israelites plus "a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations (Rev. 7:9). Verse 14 says, "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."

The Tribulation saints are caught up between the breaking of the 6th (Rev. 6:12) and 7th seals (Rev. 8). From Rev. 14:4,5, we can see that the 144,000 Israelites are the only ones that are added to the Bride group.

Rev 14:3-5 says, "And they (the 144, 000) sung as it were a NEW SONG (only sung by the Bride saints) before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man (of the great multitude of Rev. 7:9) could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for THEY ARE VIRGINS (foolish ones that wised up). These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for THEY ARE WITHOUT FAULT BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD."

There are ranks in the First Resurrection. I Cor. 15:22,23 says, "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order (tagmati, rank): Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. The Tribulation saints are the last rank in the gathering up of the firstfruits before the Second Advent, which is 7 months later than the Pre-Wrath Rapture on the Day of God's Wrath (Eze. 39:12,13). Agape

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Re: Raptures in the Dispensations of Grace
Thank you so very much for providing this information for me. We are currently studying the Book of Revelation in our Tuesday night Bible study class and this was one of the questions for our homework. I truly enjoyed reading your Web and I praise God for your ministry. May God bless you in all your endeavors according to His Will. Again, thank you.

Incoming email, Re: anti christ

Do you think the anti christ is here in human form at this time?

My reply

I think both beasts of Rev. 13 are alive now.

I call the 2nd beast, the Satan-possessed False Prophet the Antichrist. The first beast of Rev. 13 is THE BEAST in Rev. 20:10. It says, "the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where THE BEAST AND THE FALSE PROPHET are."

THE BEAST is the 6th head of the great red dragon. The FALSE PROPHET is the 7th head. The "eighth" of Rev. 17:11 is Satan himself, the tail of the great red dragon.

Rev. 17:8-11 says, "The beast (seven headed great red dragon, i.e., Satan) that thou sawest was (in Judas Iscariot), and is not (in man now); and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit (Mid-Trib, Rev. 12:9), and go into perdition (the False Prophet): and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast (Satan) that was (in Judas Iscariot), and is not (in man now), and yet is (exists). And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains (i.e., kingdoms), on which the woman (Mystery Babylon, mother of harlot religions) sitteth. And there are seven kings (7 heads of the great red dragon): five are fallen (Babel, Babylon II, Media-Persia, Imperial Rome), and one is (Ecclesiastical Rome, i.e., the Tribulation Pope), and the other (the False Prophet) is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space (the Great Tribulation. And the beast (Satan) that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition (the False Prophet)."

There are only two sons of perdition, Judas Iscariot (John 17:12) and the False Prophet (2 Thess. 2:3).

THE BEAST of Rev. 13:2-10 is the Pontifex Maximus (Pope), just as every one of the heads of the great red dragon carry that title as the High Priest of the Mystery Religion of Babylon.

The first Beast comes up out of the SEA (nations, Rev. 17:15). Rev. 13:11 starts describing the False Prophet. It says, "And I beheld ANOTHER beast coming up out of the EARTH (Israel); and he had two horns (two comings to power) like a lamb (Christ), and he spake (i.e., because he is possessed by Satan) as a dragon (Satan)." This False Prophet is the final Antichrist.

Rev 13:12 says, "And he (the False Prophet) exerciseth all the power of the first beast (the Tribulation Pope, the Pontifex Maximus of the Mystery Religion of Babylon III) before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed." This Pope was shot and recovered, so I don't know if he is THE BEAST or if it will be the next Pope.

Whichever it is, "power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations (i.e., over the UN). And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (as head of the UR, United Religions), whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear" (Rev. 13:7-9).

The False Prophet will also be over the UN and UR. Rev. 13:12 says, "And he exerciseth ALL THE POWER OF THE FIRST BEAST before (enopion, in the presence of) him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed."

Isa 9:15 says, "The ancient and honourable, he is the head (6th head of the great red dragon, the Tribulation Pontifex Maximus); and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail." He is both the 7th head of the great red dragon and the tail, because Satan is in him. Agape

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