Monday, February 01, 2016

The False Prophet = The Strange god

THE "STRANGE god" OF DANIEL 11:38, 39?

Daniel 11:38-39 King James Version:
38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

I put the word "god" in small letters in the headline so as to distinguish it from being any reference to the true God.

I understand that this "strange god" apparently is the very same person as "The False Prophet" of Revelation 13, 16:13, 19:20, and 20:10, and will be fulfilled in due course of time by the Pope.

The words "strange god" in Daniel 11:39 can be translated as "alien deity," or "foreign deity," or "foreign god."

The "god" in Daniel 11:38, 39 is obviously a person who simply makes a pretense of deity in some sense; or, he is held in high esteem by some who lay claim to his being a person of a very spiritually superior significance; or, he is supposedly a "vicar" or substitute for God on earth who speaks "as if" he vicariously utters the infallible "Word of God" -- that is, "Ex Cathedra." Such attributes are consistent with what is claimed for the Papacy of Rome.

This "strange god" (or "foreign deity") joins up (Daniel 11:38, 39) with the "Vile person" (11:21) who is the Antichrist, for their mutual advantage. The Antichrist is served in his pernicious scheme by the influence of the "strange god" and the latter is glorified, embellished, and enriched by the Antichrist.

This "strange god" of Daniel 11:39 appears to be the same person who is revealed in Revelation 13:11-18. He is later identified by the label of "The False Prophet" in Revelation:

Rev 16:13 (KJV) "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."

Rev 19:20 (KJV) "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."

Rev 20:10 (KJV) "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."

The False Prophet of Revelation joins up with the Beast (Antichrist) to assist him in his purposes. With wide influence, he causes millions to take the 666 "mark of the beast." Who could possibly have more influence in this regard than the Pope?

Revelation refers to this man as a "lamb with two horns" ( Rev. 13:11). The Pope is supposedly the vicar of Christ, the Lamb of God, and he has two horns or kingdoms--the spiritual and the secular, or church and state. (The Bull of Boniface VIII, Schaff. Vol. 2, page 606, 607),

So it appears that BOTH Daniel and Revelation reveal BOTH the Antichrist (Beast) and the False Prophet (strange god) and their uniting together. 
And inasmuch as we understand Daniel to prophesy that the Antichrist will originate in the Middle East, you might find the following meeting of some interest.

Bob L. Ross

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