THE TWO BEASTS OF REVELATION 13: THE SECOND BEAST by Jeff Wingo

Durer, Beast out of earth

The Second Beast coming up out of the Earth; From a woodcut by Albrecht Durer (1471 – 1528).

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 understand- ing 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
As you can see from the above Scripture, the Second Beast comes from the Earth. The meaning is clear: The Second Beast comes from the Earth; Because he will arise from humanity. Unlike the First Beast who is a fallen angel from the Abyss (which is under the ocean or sea), this Second Beast is from the Earth, meaning he originates from the sons of men.
When John says, “I beheld another Beast,” the word another denotes another of the same type, i.e., the same kind of evil character. The distinct difference is that the First Beast is a fallen angel, a Warrior-King incarcerated in the dark chamber of Tartarus,  and the Second Beast is more inline with the idea of a Messiah-like figure, that of a Lamb; and this is in imitation of Christ, the Lamb of God (John 1:29).
The Second Beast comes to humanity clothed in religion, he appears to be a meek and lowly lamb but the words that come out of his mouth are that of a Dragon. In other words, he speaks as a representative of the Dragon. His appearance is what disarms the people of the world when he enters the stage to play his part in the end-time scenario.
As such then he represents Mystery Babylon and all of the spiritual elements that are incorporated into it. He is the personification of the Mystery of Iniquity that Paul wrote about (2 Thess.2:7); and in that sense he represents apostate Christianity.
Now this is where I am going to get myself into trouble with some folks; I do not say things to stir controversy, that is not my way, nor is it my intention to create a problem. In fact, I realize that I may lose some readers because of the following  comments, but I must be true to the Scriptures.
In my book, Alien Antichrist, I noted that today we are strongly inflicted with a disease these days; that being the spiritual plague of political correctness. On page 189 I wrote, “In order to correctly weigh the evidence though, we must consider the political, religious, and cultural climate we live with–because if we accept the political correctness that is swirling all around, it will blind us to the truth and taint our ability to properly discern the circumstances as they develop.” {1} And I stand by that statement regardless because it is true.  The False Prophet will be a human man and “as circumstances change his power will grow and his authority will be felt by everyone on earth.” {2}
The Holy Spirit is still speaking today–and one of the things He is whispering (for those willing to listen), is that you must leave Mystery Babylon behind. Mystery Babylon represents every false religious system known to humanity, and it is found in Evangelical Churches, Protestant Mainline Churches, the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Churches and any other church system which relies on good works, rituals, the communion wafer, dead saints, supposed mysteries, or any other thing rather than Christ alone to attain eternal salvation. The Bible teaches that salvation can only be attained by faith alone, in Christ alone; He died for our sins, was buried, and three days later He arose from the dead, that is the gospel (1 Corinth.15:1-4). If any thing is added to the Gospel of Christ it is part of Mystery Babylon. {3}
Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” 
Rev.18:4
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THE IDENTITY OF THE FALSE PROPHET
Symbolically the False Prophet is identified and represented with “two horns like a lamb;” in that sense we may identify him as a Messiah-like figure. Indeed, he will think of himself as a Messiah-like figure, the representative of God on the Earth.
The False Prophet will be the bridge-builder between humanity and the aliens when they do arrive.
As I wrote in my book, Alien Antichrist, several years before I started on the book I was trying to understand the identity of the Beast from the Sea and the Second Beast from the Earth. “When I finally understood that the Antichrist was not a human being, but rather a fallen angel, I also realized that the False Prophet had to be a human being, and possibly would act as an intermediary between the aliens and mankind.” {4}  That line of reasoning proved to be right once I placed a prophecy found in Daniel in its proper perspective. Here is the passage:
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Daniel 9:26-27
The prince that shall come is the False Prophet, not the Antichrist as some would erroneously believe. The False Prophet will come from the people who destroyed the city and the sanctuary. As most of you know, that event occurred in A.D. 70 when Titus and the Roman legions destroyed the city of Jerusalem and the Temple complex. “The ‘people’ were the Romans and the logical modern-day equivalent to the Romans is the spiritual and temporal power of the Vatican at Rome; ‘the prince that shall come’ is none other than the head of the Vatican, the Pope.” {5}
That should not come as a surprise when you consider that the only worldwide organization that could possibly function in a religious capacity like this is the Vatican.  They already see themselves as the mediator between God and man, and so in that sense a pope will fulfill Bible prophecy as the False Prophet to lead humanity to embrace the aliens. Indeed, the Vatican will mediate between humanity and the aliens, and become the Bridge-Builder between the two.
Is that why Pope Francis and Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno are talking about aliens so much these days? Both of them have stated that they would be more than willing to baptize aliens when they arrive. {6}  Don’t you find it rather strange that this kind of talk is coming from the Vatican?
Although many of you may disagree with me on this, I do think it is interesting that the Pope and his cohorts are communicating to the faithful that it is ok to believe in both evolution and aliens. After all those two topics do go hand-in-hand, especially when you place their pronouncements alongside TV programs such as Ancient Aliens, which also teaches to the masses the connection between aliens and evolution.
Perhaps the Vatican is positioning itself to be the intermediary between aliens and mankind; and when alien disclosure occurs, I would be willing to wager that a representative from the Vatican will be right alongside all of the scientists and astronomers who make such an earthshaking pronouncement. And it will be earthshaking because once alien disclosure takes place life will never be the same for any of us.
Once a disclosure event occurs, one that announces to the world that advanced, intelligent, alien life does exist in the universe, and that contact has been established; that one event should be the signal to those with wisdom that the Great Tribulation is just around the corner. Because according to Bible prophecy it won’t be long before the aliens arrive and show themselves to the world.
That event will be the lie that Paul wrote about. It will be the energeia plane’ or strong delusion that will deceive the people of the world (2 Thess.2:11). Once this strong delusion is released the Antichrist Beast will also be released–the Warrior-King will be set free to bring his reign of chaos to the world through an empire called Babylon the Great.
The shame of  all of this is that the ones who will be the least prepared for alien disclosure are Evangelical Christians and others. And the reason for this should be obvious–they erroneously believe that they will escape the horrors of the Tribulation through a pre-tribulation rapture.
Unfortunately, most of them will find out the hard way that there is no pre-tribulation rapture in the Bible, it’s just not there. In fact, the only rapture spoken of is when Christ visibly returns to earth.  And that may cause a great falling away and a crisis of faith for those trapped in the delusion that Christ will whisk them away from all of the troubles on the earth before all hell breaks loose.  Don’t be deceived by the doctrines of men–read the Bible for yourself, allow it to shape your doctrine and your worldview.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Matthew 24:29-31
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo
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Endnotes:
1. Jeff Wingo, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days (Create Space 2014); Page 189.
2. Ibid.
3. What can be added to Christ? The answer is nothing; he alone obtained salvation for humanity on the cross; for any man or church to say otherwise is false doctrine and a very grave sin–anything added to the finished work of Christ on the cross is a false gospel and a false Christ.
4. Jeff Wingo, Alien Antichrist, page 195.
5. Ibid. Page 197.
6.‘Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?’ By http://americamagazine.org/content/all-things/%E2%80%98would-you-baptize-extraterrestrial%E2%80%99-author-qa-vatican-astronomers-guy.  Pope Francis says he would baptise aliens: ‘Who are we to close doors?’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-says-he-would-baptise-aliens-9360632.html.

About Jeffrey A. Wingo
Hello! I'm Jeff Wingo the author of the book, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days!

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