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SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 194B
October 20, 2004
Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 20 – The Worshipped Beast
Revelation 13:4 – And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
At this point in time the dragon is finally worshipped directly. For centuries Satan has wanted to be worshipped directly by all men on the earth, but he has had to settle for worship through idols, rituals, ceremonies, and all sorts of shapes and figures. But now, for the first time, he will actually be living inside a man as Satan incarnate in human flesh. He will be worshipped directly by mankind as Satan the father through Antichrist his resurrected son. He will thoroughly deceive mankind into believing they are worshipping he true God, but in reality they will be worshipping Satan directly through his resurrected son, the beast from the bottomless pit. Mankind will believe the lie!
II Thessalonians 2:9-12 – Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Revelation 13:5 – And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
It would seem, by the two expressions (“was given”), one would be inclined to accept that the antichrist is, at this point in time, a human completely indwelled with all the fullness of Satan and, as such, could be classified as Satan incarnate in human flesh. In any case, this verse certainly compares well with the eleventh horn of Daniel’s fourth beast.
Daniel 7:8 – I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
“Great things” spoken by human lips, labeled as being blasphemous, entail claims made to be God, of God, sent by God, speaking for God, or that direct others to a false god who claims to be the true God.
The antichrist, in II Thessalonians 2:4, not only seems to present himself outwardly to mankind as being God, but almost seems to be trying to prove it to himself.
II Thessalonians 2:4 – Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Allah is the God of countless millions of Muslims from one end of the earth to the other. If a man, who claimed a direct descent from the Prophet Mohammed, was apparently killed, but appeared to come back to life, and then claimed to be Allah in the flesh, he might well be believed. (See Prophecy Update Number 82).
Many are convinced that the antichrist must be a Jew in order for the Jews to accept him as one who can confirm the covenant of Daniel 9:27, on which they base their assumption. However, I am convinced that the “he” in this Scripture is not antichrist.
Daniel 9:27 – 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.
If you want to see the case I make to prove the “he” is not the antichrist, then read Prophecy Updates 55 to 58 in our prophecy archives at the top of this update.
In any case, the antichrist of Revelation 13:5 continues for 42 prophetic months after he receives the power to do so. All prophetic years are 360 days in length, and all prophetic months are 30 days in length. So, 42 prophetic months would equal 1260 days or 3 and ½ prophetic years, as found in the Scriptures that reference this same time period. A “time” is equal to 360 days, “times” is equal to 720 days, and “half a time” equals 180 days.
Daniel 7:25 – And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Revelation 12:6 – And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Revelation 12:14 – And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Revelation 11:2,3 – But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.