The False Prophet or Beast out of the Land will most likely be Jewish as opposed to the Antichrist or Man or Sin or Beast out of the Sea who will likely be a Gentile or person of the nations. In 1 Corinthians 1:22 the scripture says the Jews require a sign(same Greek word is translated elsewhere in the New Testament miracle(s) or wonder(s) or signs) and the Greeks (or Gentiles or people of the nations seek after wisdom. While wisdom is mentioned in connection with the beast especially the number of his name 666, signs and wonders or miracles are associated with the False Prophet or Beast out of the Land so this is further indication the False Prophet will be Jewish. The Land as in Beast out of the Land as in other parts of the Bible refers to the land God gave to His chosen Earthly people the Jews namely the land of Israel.
The false prophet will not do his miracles primarily to bring glory or worship to himself but to bring glory and worship to the Beast out of the Sea or the Antichrist or the god of forces(military might). He will also be responsible for causing people in the 70th week of Daniel to take the mark of the beast(of the Sea) and to worship his image. He will be personally attacked by the Lord Jesus Christ when He comes in power and great glory to judge the world. The Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) will then bring the False Prophet or Beast out of the Land with the AntiChrist or Beast out of the Sea into the Lake of Fire.
In late March 2021 Communist China or the People's Republic of China officially announced it would be linking its national currency the Yuan or Renminbi to a cryptocurrency or electronic currency. Some familiar examples of cryptocurrencies in the west are Bitcoin or Ether but the way that China is linking its currency to a cryptocurrency will be in a more fixed, centrally controlled and less anonymous way that some of the western cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin that are not controlled by any nation's central bank. The Chinese cryptocurrency that the Chinese national currency The Yuan will be linked to is called YuanPay. According to the business media source Forbes' article China Officially Backs a CryptoCurrency and Establishes it as their Official Coin with link https://outstandingoutlet.website/chinaabroadvesle?fbclid=lwAR0zPVHv7xvGzbZ7yVizOjUQjUQEZR2VDUPwPX36_Dizij5sAtSADv5Bmsl6fQ the announcement that China would be going ahead to link its national currency to cryptocurrency YuanPay was made by China's Deputy Minister of Finance Liu Kun. In the announcment he also stated that the opening price for the Yuan on YuanPay for a share would be only 0.12 Yuan cents I think on March 29 when its sales officially began. The price has already gone up since then less than a month later. In January 2021 three major cities in China Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong made committments to test the use of a cryptocurrency, that turned out to be Yuanpay, as a basis to conduct transactions linked to China's national currency the Yuan. So far most of these tests have been more with consumers rather than businesses but it is thought China intends to soon put its entire finanical system on the basis of the Yuanpay electronic currency. In China this payment system is officially called The Digital Currency Electronic Payment or for short DCEP for the digital or electronic Yuan according to an article China's digital currency; Beijing, Shanghaid and Guangdong commit to new digital yuan trials in 2021 on yahoo news with link https://sg.news.yahoo.com/china-digital-currency-beijing-shanghai-072525531. The article states that other Chinese cities that plan to start tests of the digital Yuan or DCEP later in 2021 include Changsa, Hainan, Qingdao, Dalian and Xi'an based on a report in November 2020 in the Chinese financial source CaiXin. China is seeking to develop this Yuanpay system much further before the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.
According to the source RT source in an article China to expand tests of digital yuan to Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen this cryptocurrency based national yuan currency system has already been tested in Shenzhen in Guangdong provice: "Several rounds of trials have already been held in Shenzhen, a city in Guangdong Province, sometimes dubbed China's Silicon Valley. The city will further develop an 'innovative pilot one for the country's digital currency,' according to the governor of the provice, Ma Xingrui." According to the CryptoMoney Daily article by September 2020 the Chinese central bank had sent out about 10.5 million yuan (or about 1.5 million dollars) value of digital currency that was distributed by lottery to about 50,000 people in the city of Shenzhen and area. Each of the winners of the lottery were given red money packets (similiar to those given traditionally in chinese festivals especially at Chinese New Year) with each money packet worth about 200 yuan and which the recipients could spend at about 3,000 stores in the Shenzhen area. The project was considered successful because there was substantial enthuasiam or interest in the public there with about 2 million people signing up to be the ones to receive the yuan digital currency money packets with a chance to spend them. By the beginning of Novemeber 2020 the governor of the China's central bank The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said that about 4 billion transactions had been carried out in these digital yuan worth a total of about $229 million based on an article at that time in the publication www.coindesk.com.
In an article in Crypto Money Daily dated January 21, 2021 with title What Does the Digital Yuan Mean for Bitcoin? it was stated that the Chinese government wasn't receptive to cryptocurrenices before. Some adversial measures to cryptocurrencies by the Beijing government before included banning all initial coin offerings in an article they referred to from the BBC in September 2017 and after that China ordered that "exchange platforms that traded cryptocurrencies or provided facilitation services were also ordered to be closed. This made the task of purchasing bitcoin almost impossible for investors in China." The cryptomoney daily article goes on to say that by the Chinese government forbidding the initail coin offerings (ICO)s and limiting the exchange of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) is setting the stage for the success of the digital Yuan. Also the article says that different from private or unregistered with central bank cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin that are based on blockchain technology or system the digital yuan (that will be based on YuanPay) won't protect the user's anononymity but will likely be used to monitor and gather information by the central government of users. The value of China's central bank based cryptocurrency will be as secure as that the physical currency of paper notes and coins produced by the government. Another main reason China wants to be the first major nations to have its cryptocurrency based on its national currency is so it can more international investment in its currency and better challenge the United States dollar as the world reserve currency and the "international payment system" dependence on the US dollar.
One of the best things about cash, besides its ready accessibility is its anonymity that it doesn't lend itself to tracking transactions it is used in as do credit, debit or store loyalty cards do. Apparently in the blockchain cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin there is significant anonymity in their use in transactions as well. However, the use of cryptocurrency electronic currencies by governments through their central banks, especially in surveillance states like current communist China promises to take away much of that anononymity in the use of cryptocurrency. The artcicle What Does the Digital Yuan Mean for Bitcoin in cryptomoneydaily on page 2 when printed out states: "Furthermore, unlike cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, dealing in the digital yuan won't protect any presumption of pseudonymity, and its value will be as stable as the physical currency issued by the government." Geoffrey Grider of the Now the End Begins, an evangelical pre-tribulation rapture holding Bible prophecy ministry, such as I believe, states in a recent article he wrote with title China Becomes First Nation on Earth to Create a Digital Currency in Move That Could Threaten the Global Dominance of the United States Dollar on April 5, 2021 with link https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/china-first-nation-to-launch-cryptocurrency-digital-money-mark-beast-revelation-13/ warns about the privacy and control dangers of a government imposed and controlled electronic currency that is likely leading up to the mark of the beast world likely electronic currency in the tribulation controlled by the antichrist (the beast out of the sea) and the false prophet (beast out of the land). Mr. Grider states in this regard: "Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have foreshadowed a potential digital future for money, though they exist outside the traditional global financial system and aren't legal tender like cash issued by governments. China's version of a digital currency is controlled by its central bank, which will issue the new electronic money. It is expected to give China's government vast new tools to monitor both its economy and its people. By design, the digital yuan will negate one of bitcoin's major draws: anonymity of the user. ... China is embracing digitization in many forms, including money, in a bid to gain more centralized control while getting a head start on technologies of the future that it regards as up for grabs." Since China, one of the two greatest economic powers, besides the United States, has now fully committed to an electronic national currency and there has already been talk of a race for other leading nations to transition their economy and currency to digital or electronic currencies, there will probably now be a domino effect of other leading nations from the west such as the United States or European nations such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy etc., east such as Japan, South Korea etc. or in other parts of the world such as Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Nigeria or South Africa or in the Middle East such as Iran or Saudi Arabia or other places such as India and Russia to transition their national currencies to be based on electronic cryptocurrenicies. This could all quickly lead to effects to co-ordinate all these individual national electronic currencies into a one-world global electronic currencies given the push on many fronts for a liberal globalist order through such groups as the United Nations, World Economic Forum, the G20, the World Trade Organization, the Illuminati etc. and major international projects such as battling climate change through the Paris Accord and the United Nations Panel on Climate Change and part of the Agenda 2031 or Sustainable Development Goals and the global efforts to confront Covid-19 led by the United Nations associated World Health Organization (WHO). I would therefore urge the reader to accept this move of communist or the People's Republic of China to digitize and better control and monitor their currency as a major step to the one world economy and government of the tribulation under the devil's top men the Antichrist and the False Prophet. As a result, I would all the more urge the reader if you haven't already done so, to personally receive or trust in with your heart and not just your head the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour who died on the cross for our sins and on the 3rd day later rose from the dead to offer us His and God the Father's eternal life and enable us to become His eternally and spiritually reconciled children with assurance of a home in heaven with Him and on the new Earth and new Heavens in His love, grace, truth and righteousness. By trusting in Jesus as our personal Lord and Saviour before the tribulation we can also be assured that we will not be left behind on the tribulation but will hear Jesus' voice by our having become indwelt of His Holy Spirit in our hearts and will be raptured or caught up to heaven with Jesus before the tribulation and that could happen any moment and probably not any more than up to a couple years from now. If we trust in Jesus before the rapture and tribulation we can also be assured we will be in heaven during the tribulation and come with Jesus from heaven to earth at His second coming as some of His armies as in Revelation 19. All true Christians will then be able to reign with Jesus over all the world in His 1000 year and then on the new earth with God the Father eternally in His visible kingdom.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth (the false prophet as in Revelation 17); 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 worshp 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 to 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 understanding 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
In early January 2018 for two reasons my interest in extrasolar planets or planets around other stars in science fact and awareness that also the latest episode of Star Wars is quite popular and influential I went to a local theatre and watched the latest episode of Star Wars the Last Jedi. Without going into detail about the latest episode it is sufficient to say the latest episode of Star Wars continues the use of the phrase and term The Force. This term and concept the force continues to be used in a New Age or eastern mystical sense through something like eastern mystical meditation sense. It is used in this episode to have power of individuals on both the supposed to be good and bad sides to have force over objects (such as weapons) or other people such as their oponents and over the universe or part of it such as to supposedly to maintain or restore balance of the force between good and evil and light and darkness in the universe.
To try to see what way or word the term and concept "the force" might be used in the Bible particulary the New Testament might be used I first checked a basic English Modern Greek Modern Greek English dictionary I have. This dictionary is published by Collins Gem publishers. There were two words for force in this dictionary. The second was ischus and the first was dunamh in romanized Greek. This first word is very similiar and closely related to the Greek word in the New Testament that is romanized dunamis with the same first several letters as dunamh. This word dunamis in the Greek dictionary of the well known Bible concordance Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible describes the use of this word os force literally or figuratively specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself): ability, abundance, meaning, might(ily), might(y), might(y) deed, (worker of) miracle (s), power, strength, violence, might (wonderful) work.
Although this term is used most often of the Lord Jesus Christ and His first earthly ministry and of the Holy Spirit by Himself or through believers (Christians) that is all on the side of the One True God this term is sometimes in the New Testament used in terms of those on the evil side (the side of Satan the devil and other demons or those they influence). This is one things that caught my attention and why the devil may be using Star Wars to prepare people who are not and continue not to be Christians until the soon coming tribulation after the rapture of the true Church to be primed for miraculous power or the force used by seemingly selfmade ungodly people in this case especially the false prophet or beast out of the sea. This will include bringing fire down from heaven which could include UFOs that seem to come from space in Revelation 13 although the word dunamis or power related to (the) force is not used in that scripture passage. However in part of 2 Thessalonians 2 which I believe does also mention the false prophet and does use the word dunamis or power (force) and Satanic power or miracles. The word working in this verse of the wicked one (the false prophet) is from the Greek word energia or energy from the devil which is unfortunately also the case in power over objects and other persons in Star Wars or in reality with people who get this power from eastern meditation or shamanic meditation etc. but this word working or operation (energia) is used often elsewhere in the New Testament for the activity of God in God the Son Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit or the Holy Spirit through believers (Christians). This power or these miracles will likely include force or power from the devil over other beings and objects that could be manifest as seeming to come from eastern meditation like in Star Wars and could seem to be over objects from space as well as on earth. The scripture reference from 2 Thessalonians 2 of the false prophet (the wicked one) in the tribulation or at least the second half after the Holy Spirit (He who lets or restrains evil (the mystery of iniquity or lawlessness) and Holy Spirit indwelt true Christians are removed from Earth at the rapture or catching up to heaven of the Church before the first half of the tribulation using Satanic power or force in the eyes of people on earth then is as follows:
Remember ye not, that, when I was with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he (the false prophet (and antichrist)) might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord (Jesus) shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 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 receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:5-10
On September 25 to 27 and especially on the 26th, just a bit later this year of 2019 the nascent (not fully established) Sanhedrin or Jewish religious judicial council has issued invitations to representatives of the nations to a meeting in Jerusalem. This conference will be for the purpose of more fully establishing the nations of the world in the Noahide laws that according to Orthodox Judaism are obligatory on the nations in preparation for the Messianic or New Testament Millennial Kingdom I believe as a biblical Christian will be led by Messiah Jesus the Son of God and probably the Shekinah glory of God the Father. The Noahide laws are stated in the Jewish Talmud but are based on the covenant God made with Noah after the worldwide flood ended as mentioned in Genesis chapter 9 and some of chapter 8 and 10 and 11. There are 7 Noahide laws which are the following: not to rebel against God, to not encourage lack of justice, not to practice scripturally unlawful sexual relations, not to murder, not to commit theft or robbery, not to worship a false God or not to commit idolatry, not to afflict injury on life through illegal or greedy motives. According to the highly regarded general guide to the Talmud Everyman's Talmud by Abraham Cohen the reference to the Noahide Laws in the Talmud is Sanhedrin 56a on page 65 of the book Everyman's Talmud. This conference is called the 70 nations conference because there were 70 nations based on the main descendents of Noah as mentioned in Genesis 10 and 11 from which people of all current nations or ethnic groups are derived or descended from. An article about this meeting and topic earlier this month of September 2019 on the blog http://stopnoahidelaw.blogspot.com called Sanhedrin sets "70 Nations" conference on Noahide Law futher says that when these Noahide Laws are more fully in place that the penalty for an individual breaking one of these laws would be death by beheading. I have found that generally this beheading would not be by a guillotine or similiar device but by an executioner with a sharp sword.
Now death by beheading should be a wake-up call or cause alarm to anyone that knows something about Bible prophecy, especially about the soon starting 7 year tribulation period or time of God's wrath or 70th week of Daniel especially the second 3 1/2 year half of it. This is because the Bible mentions that in the tribulation the devil's men the Antichrist the Beast out of the Sea and the False Prophet the Beast out of the Land will be ruling the world under the leading and empowering of the devil and with the allowance of God. This tribulation rule of this Satanic trinity will involve administering the mark of the beast which quite likely will be an embedded microchip in the right hand or forehead in the name and number of the name of the Antichrist which number is 666 according to Revelation 13. The false prophet will foremostly carry out this ruthless and attempted universal worldwide program. To take this mark will be to condemn oneself to everlasting separation from the true God and His love and gracious eternal blessings in the New Jerusalem, New Earth and New Heavens but instead be confined to the lake of fire in conscious physical and spiritual torment forever as in Revelation 14. However to refuse to take this mark or worship the beast or his image in the tribulation will be run the real risk or being punished by his co-worker the false prophet by beheading according to Revelation 20. Since the false prophet is called the beast out of the land and the land in the bible often refers to God's promised land to His chosen earthly people Israel including the Jews, the False Prophet is quite likely of Jewish or Israelite ethnic background. (By the same reasoning the Beast out of the Sea the Antichrist could be a Gentile or non-Israelite since the sea in reference to people often is a reference in God's word the Holy Bible to the Gentiles or non-Jewish nations or their individuals. So this and similiar meetings increasingly compelling people of Gentile or non-Israelite background to keep these Noahide Laws could be an indication the partly re-established Sanhedrin could co-operate with the Antichrist in the tribulation to persecute people then. In this case this would be for not following the Noahide Laws but it could also mean if people of the nations or Israelites profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Messiah, Son of God, God in the flesh and their personal Lord and Saviour which non-Messianic Jews could interpret as rebellion against God or blasphemy as some of the Jewish adversaries of Jesus did and led to some of them demanding Jesus be put to death 2000 years ago. (That was in God's prophetic plan to make a way to forgive us and deliver us from our sins, death and Satan to a new sinless nature, eternal life with God and closer life with Him in this life as well as in the New Testament especially.) However Gentiles (non-Israelites) had a part in Jesus being put to death at His first coming through some of the Roman authorities like the Roman governor Pontius Pilate and other authority in one of the Herods and the Roman soldiers.
Dignataries or officials have been invited to this 70 Nations conference from around the world and a number will be attending. This conference will be held in Jerusalem, Israel. The pro-Israel former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has been asked to be the honourary chairperson of this 70 Nations movement but she has not yet responded but a very positive coin has bben minted with her name and likeness on it with the UN Headquarters building in New York City in the background to be featured for these meetings already. One of the goals of the conference is to discuss the shortcomings of the UN to ensure international peace and order or peace and safety which is because the UN rules are not based on the Noahide Laws according to the Sanhedrin. The author of the Stop Noahide Law comments that this insistence by the Sanhedrin for the UN to better keep Noahide Laws is interesting because the UN had already committed itself to honouring the Noahide Laws as "obligatory" for all mankind. (There is a link for this and some other points on the Stop Noahide Law for additional related information.) The Sanhedrin likely wants to set up a worldwide Noahide Law based court to replace the current UN system including the Security Council, General Assembly, World Court etc. It is true as far as I know the statement in this Stop Noahide Law that the Sanhedrin is not yet a full court but wants to be one and quite soon.
Apparently the Sanhedrin also requested that US President Donald Trump made a vow to himself be able and commit America to be under the Noahide Law. Apparently according to this blog the adherance to the Noahide Law is already public duty in the US according to American Public Law 102-14. Apparently this Law 102-14 states that the seven Noahide Laws from the Talmud that are the foundation of American civilization and more (for which there is another link). On further research I found this is definitely true that the Noahide Laws have been established as rules for the Gentiles or non-Jews in the United States. I also found out that this was first attempted in 1975 and then again in 1991 and other times particularly in honour of the late Rabbi Sneerson and the Chabad Lubavitch Othodox Jewish organization. These laws were supposed to be in honour of Rabbi Sneerson and his support for education and have been commemorated on the day of Nisan 11 just 3 days before Passover on the Jewish calendar which is between late March and late April on the western calendar. This day is called Education Day or Education and Sharing Day. This day has been observed each year since 1978 in the US according to Wikipedia. The Noahide Laws are traditionally seen in Judaism as laws for Gentiles or non-Israelites and commanded to keep especially now in the land of Israel and in all the earth in the soon coming Messianic or Millennial Kingdom under the true God the God of Israel and the Bible and His Messiah (the Lord Jesus of Nazareth the Son of God). According to this blog and in some cases are very obvious compared to general American or western law that is quickly becoming even more ungodly these Noahide Laws limit freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of sexual expression to that approved by established Orthodox Jewish laws or values at the risk of otherwise being put to death. As a Bible believing Christian, I believe the guiding values for people of the nations and of Israel, at least who are part of God's main people in what is left in this present Church Age is the New Testament part of God's word the Holy Bible with some consideration of the Old Testament as still the word of God but which in that case was mostly to God's chosen earthly people Israel but that has some timeless principles of God.
(It should be pointed out that Orthodox Jews (including the Sanhedrin) and rabbinic or non-Messianic Jews in general do not regard the New Testament as part of the word of God or the Bible and generally do not regard Jesus of Nazareth as the true Messiah and partly as a result of this do not have the same view of Bible prophecy. A main resulting difference between rabbinic including Othodox Jews and Bible believing Christians (such as myself) is that rabbinic Jews either don't believe there will be a separate 7 year tribulation period or believe we are now already in it and near the end of it and they don't believe in a pre-tribulation rapture (especially of the Church) but believe we are right near the glorious coming of the Messiah to set up God's visible Messianic Kingdom on Earth through His chosen earthly people Israel and the saved of the nations. I and other bible believing dispendational Christians also believe there will be a similiar glorious appearing but definitely from heaven of Messiah to set up God's Kingdom on Earth but the Messiah will be Jesus and it will be after the 7 year tribulation including worldwide rule by the Satanic false Messiah the Antichrist and his assistant the False Prophet and that tribulation will be right after the very soon pre-tribulation rapture of the complete true Church (God's heavenly people Jew and Gentile from Pentecost to the rapture through faith in Jesus alone as our personal Lord and Saviour). One of the pictures on this Stop Noahide Law blog has a couple rabbis with shofars they are ready to blow because it is currently and the 70 Nations conference is to be held just before Rosh Hashanah (September 29-October 1) which is also called the Feast of Trumpets as it is characterized by the blowing of Trumpets as in Leviticus 23. This article also has a scripture from Isaiah 2:3 which is about the nations going up to God's temple in Jerusalem in the Messianic or Millennial Kingdom which the Sanhedrin and Orthodox Jews think could start any day after the coming of Messiah and that I and other bible believers think will happen soon too but at least 7 years from now after the rapture or catching up to heaven of all true Christians or the complete true Church or the Church part of the Kingdom of God, 7 year tribulation and then Second Coming in glory from heaven to earth of the true Messiah the Lord Jesus Christ with His glorified Church and many holy angels and some Old Testament saints. Representatives of the nations at this 70 Nations Noahide Law Conference in Jerusalem are obligated to agree among other things to "the sanctity of the Bible and the sanctity of all mankind. They are also to agree to the sanctity of Jerusalem and of the soon to be rebuilt Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and in the sanctity of God's covenant founded with all of the human race through our common ancestor Noah. The article also says " every nation and ethnic group (or individual) who regards themselves as part of the human race and accepts the responsiblity to join the universal (Noachic) Covenant of brotherhood and peace is invited to take their place in this Organization of 70 Nations." Among other things this Noahide Law meeting will address a possible better position about human life than the UN program to promote abortion and euthanasia. The conference will also address the often anti-Israel and anti-semitic bias of the United Nations or its member bodies. This Noahide Law meeting could also address its disagreement with the UN led agreement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to make an agreement to limit the development of nuclear weapons and use of them by Iran. This organization is supposed to design a program of international economic and social benefits for all humanity as seen and organized by the Jewish Sanhedrin. This is supposed to address such concerns as environmental threats, world hunger, to improve agriculture and improve medicine and health for people of all nations. So far there are likely committed representatives to this conference from the nations of Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago and Costa Rica. There is also anticipation of a follow-up meeting soon after with nations to join the Sanhedrin and Israel in celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles that the Bible does definitely say when the Messianic Kingdom is established will be observed by representatives of all nations if they want God's blessings then and not some plague in Zechariah 14.
In view of all these arrangements of the Sanhedrin and biblical (Orthodox) Jews at such at an advanced level of readiness for the Messianic Kingdom and that might have to deal with the false Messiah the Antichrist and his co-worker the False Prophet first, I would most strongly encourage you the reader to as soon as possible if you already done so to trust from your heart in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour according to such scriptures covering the gospel as 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 4:25, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Philippians 3:9, John 1:10-13, John 3:1-8, 16-21 or Romans 3:20-31 or Romans 10:8-13 or Ephesians 2:8-10. If you already have or do so as soon as possible and before the very soon rapture of the Church and following tribulation or 70th week of Daniel from Daniel 9:27 you will be or come to be part of the true Church and can have the benefit of being raptured (caught up) to heaven as in 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 or John 14:1-3 before the tribulation and not have to face the Satanic tyranny of the Antichrist and False Prophet and the dilemna of being compelled to take the mark of the beast or of facing God's plagues or judgments on people left behind on Earth or risk eternal torment in the lake of fire but can be starting your time with God, Jesus and the fullness of the Holy Spirit and our new resurrection body to life and full working of the sinless and unselfish but still distinct personality new nature in Christ in heaven instead including with the rest of God's redeemed or bought back through Jesus' blood people. If you have or do as soon as possible and before the rapture trust in Jesus that we are all (except Jesus) sinners in the sight of God the Father and according to God's word the Holy Bible and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ that He died on the cross to pay for all our sins and remove them in His and God the Father's sight forever and have God's new resurrection life through trusting in the Lord Jesus that He rose from the dead to enable this life you can also be assured of coming with Jesus from heaven at the end of the tribulation to earth to reign with but under Him during the Messianic Kingdom or Millennial Kingdom and then for eternity in the New Jerusalem. But don't put trusting in Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour off any longer if you haven't done so already as this is what determines the eternal destiny of people of all nations or ethnic groups etc.
According to a report in the Bible prophecy web site Now the End Begins by Geoffrey Grider the major online seller Amazon is currently working feverishly to having a new microchip based payment system ready for early next year (2020). This system would be at its Whole Foods brick and morter supermarkets I believe in United States for use by Amazon Prime customers. The system would involve payment by customers using a microchip embedded in one of their hands and credit cards or cash would no longer be necessary to make purchases. In this article dated early September 2019 Amazon is said to be already testing this payment system to feature payment by customers with embedded microchips in one of their hands. This electronic payment system Amazon is testing doesn't require customers making physical contact with any scanner to make a purchase but instead uses vision and depth geometry to scan the hands of shoppers who have an Amazon Prime online account with Amazon. The amount of the purchase is then added to the balance of these customers' Amazon credit files in their Amazon online account. These electronic RFID scanners are currently accurate to within one ten-thousanth of 1 % but engineers are working to improve this precision to one part in a millionth of 1%. Personally I am much more inspired by technology that enables humans to explore, or be pioneering of frontiers especially outer space with space exploration robotic or human than increasing a networked, surveillance or automated society on Earth. I do also think that too many people still in effect worship computers and other technology as the work of their hands more than our creator God including where this microchip application systems are going. I also before I was saved was a technocrat especially putting up before committment or regard to God committment or inspiration in technology such as for controlled nuclear fusion, electric cars to solve the energy crisis and space exploration vehicles to extend human civilization beyond earth but since I became a Christian I still have a good regard to those things but put God and His Son Jesus Christ first in my life including that only God through His Son Jesus Christ can forgive my or other people's sins or give us a new sinless or unselfish nature and blessed eternal life in His Kingdom and that there are often bad or destructive or sometimes just unnecessary uses of tecknology as well as good and necessary ones. Some of my testimony of the role of my interest in astronomy and space exploration and generally in science and technology and how this led me to become a born again Christian and how that changed and put in better perspective my view of science and technology including that for space exploration is in another web page on this web site in the Space Science and Bible Prophecy section. This role of science and technology in my becoming a Christian and then in my growing biblical view after trusting in Jesus as my personal Lord and Saviour is in the article To Explore the Heavens the Last Frontier in the Space Science section of this web site accessible near the bottom of the home page.
According to Bible prophecy, especially the Book of Revelation which is the main prophetic book in the New Testament, a main feature of the last days tribulation period or 7 year 70th week of Daniel 9 between the rapture of the Church and the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth from heaven with His glorified true Church to set up Jesus Kingdom on Earth through based in Jerusalem through restored Israel is the mark of the beast. Of course the beast is the last days tribulation person who will be Satan's counterfeit for the only begotten Son of God Jesus Christ especially with regard to Jesus' yet future Millennial or Messianic Kingdom visible reign over all the earth. In the tribulation the Antichrist or Beast out of the sea or man of sin or little horn or he who causes abomination in the rebuilt Jewish Temple in Jerusalem will be the political and military ruler of the world in the tribulation, especially in the second 3 1/2 year half of the tribulation. The associate of the Antichrist in the tribulation, again especially in the 2nd half of it, will be the False Prophet or the Beast out of the Land. He will be the Satanic counterpart of the Holy Spirit and will be the economic and religious leader of the world including that he will perform many remarkable Satanic miracles including make fire come down from heaven or appear to do so. As part of his role as the leader of the economy, especially in the second half of the tribulation, the False Prophet or Beast out of the Sea will be the person who will oversea the implementation of the Mark of the Beast system at least in the second half of the tribulation which will be the basis of the currency, financial or economic system of the world then. This mark of the beast system will require that everyone on Earth will be required to take a mark in their forehead or right hand in order to buy or sell anything in the world economy then or remain in hiding or be on the run and cope in living on the edge of society in the wilderness or in an underground society that is run by people who become Christians or otherwise don't accept the rule of the antichrist and the devil. To take the mark of the beast will be to eternally be condemned of God and sell one's soul to the devil. God's word the Holy Bible says in Revelation 13 that the mark of the beast will be in not on the forehead or right hand so an embedded microchip would be a good candidate for the technology involved with the mark of the beast (out of the sea). I personally don't believe any embedded microchip that people might allow to be embedded under their skin, even in the forehead or right hand, is the mark of the beast yet because the Antichrist or beast out of the sea had not be publically revealed or his name has not been revealed. I believe the Antichrist or beast out of the sea or man of sin will very soon be publicly revealed immediately after the already being prepared third Jewish temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem if given approval to be built by him as in Daniel 9: 27 and perhaps in Isaiah 28 with the covenant of death immediately after the rapture of the true Church. The scripture reference from Revelation 13 of the implementation of the mark of the beast worldwide economic payment system in the name of the Antichrist or Beast out of the Sea that could involve an embedded microchip (including that being prepared now by major online seller Amazon) and that will be implemented by the False Prophet or Beast out of the land is as follows:
And he (the beast out of the land or false prophet) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond (enslaved), to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man (man or woman boy or girl) 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 understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore (60) and six. Revelation 13:16-18
In late August 2010 the United Nations held a meeting of General Assembly to address the situation in Pakistan after the devastating flood there. The new EU foreign minister Cathy Ashton was wanting to speak at this event on behalf of the European Union but was not permitted to because the proper procedures are not yet in place. I had heard that earlier, in July this year, that this ability had already been requested and was being processed at least for some UN meetings but it must not yet be in place. These rules would apply for the new EU president position as well currently held by former Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy. When these rules are in place these top new EU leaders will be able to address the UN General Assembly and reply to questions and circulate documents as well as at other important UN meetings such as the recent UN Nuclear Non-proliferation Conference or the recent UN led climate change meeting in Copenhagen last December. These type of meetings will no doubt continue to come up as well. Some speaking permission on behalf of the EU is now granted to the leader of the EU according to the rotating six month presidency but under the new Lisbon Treaty the two new positions of the EU the President and Foreign Minister are supposed to take precedence on the foreign stage over this six month rotating presidency. When these powers are granted to these two new positions it will mark an important increase in power of the EU and pave the way for the rise of the Antichrist and False Prophet who might use these positions in their world rule in the tribulation or 70th week of Daniel.
The other position that was created by the Lisbon Treaty was the High Representative or Foreign Minister of the Council of the European Union. This position also acts as Vice-President of the European Commission which is also quite an important office. I think the President of the European Union is currently held by Jose Barroso who is the former Prime Minister of Portugal. Anyway the person who has been selected as the first Foreign Minister of the European Union is Catherine Ashton. She is British and is a baroness or from the upper class and she was recently the leader of the House of Lords which is the Upper House of the British Parliament similiar to the Senate in the government of the United States or Canada. After that she became the Commissioner then Chief Trade Commissioner for Britain to the European Union. She has never been elected to any office and she has risen quite fast recently in her political career. She if not well known to the public or media especially outside Britain and she is left wing in her politics having been affiliated with the Labour Party in Britain. She was a last minute recommendation from Britain for the High Representative position after it became clear that there was no longer any chance for Tony Blair to get the Presidential position of the European Union. Her style is also mostly beareaucratic without a very high public profile which might make it difficult also for Europe to use her to exert a public face to the rest of the world such as world powers of United States, China, India, Russia or the Middle East but she seems confident she is up to the demands of the position. Her position is mostly responsible for overseeing the finances of the European Union and for being the face to the world for Europe's foreign policy initiatives.
Although as with the presidential position this would be a good stepping stone to power for the False Prophet as the presidential position would be for the Antichrist, currently the European Union especially at the initiative of France and Germany have also made this position lower profile that originally conceived under the Lisbon Treaty. This is probably because France's Nicholas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel don't want anyone in the European Union leadership to overshadow the prominence of their positions in Europe and in relation to the rest of the world. However perhaps after they resign or reconsider there could be a new person also in this position that would be more consistant with the False Prophet person mentioned in Revelation 13, 17 etc who would be very charismatic and spiritual even bringing fire down from heaven and doing other miracles. The false prophet will also be in charge of economic and religious matters in the government of the Antichrist during the 7 year tribulation after the rapture of the Church and before the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to set up His kingdom and put away the Antichrist, False Prophet and everyone who refuses to trust in the Lord Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour and in the true God the God of the Bible through Him. As with the appointment of Herman Van Rompuy, Europeans or leaders or people from other parts of the world might get tired of a low profile leader for this position by the end of her term in June 2012 and want a higher profile person then. Baroness Ashton would also not be suitable as the False Prophet as he will probably be Jewish since he is also called the Beast out of the Land with the Land speaking of Israel and he will be male with Baroness Ashton being female and as far as I know not Jewish. However the fact that this position has been created and will probably continue I hope will encourage the reader to admit he or she is a sinner before a righteous as well as loving God and put your trust in Him through His Son Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead to give us new life as soon as possible so you can be caught up to heaven with an incorruptible body and godly nature to enjoy God, Jesus and other believers forever and escape not only the eternal lake of fire but the tribulation on earth as well.
The mystery of iniquity or lawlessness refers to the work or lawlessness that will intensify in the last days before the Lord Jesus Christ returns to Earth. At Jesus' return he will set up His Kingdom in power and great glory at the end of the Great Tribulation or 70th week of Daniel. He who lets(restrains or withholds) evil or iniquity (lawlessness) is the Holy Spirit or Spirit of God. He is gradually loosening His restraint of iniquity at this time but soon at the rapture He will be taken out of the way(probably to Heaven with all true or born again Christians taken to Heaven at the rapture in a sort of reverse of the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost at the beginning of the Church Age. Then the Wicked (One) will be revealed at the beginning of the Great Tribulation immediately after the rapture and he (the Wicked(one) the False Prophet or Beast Out of the Land will later be consumed with the spirit of His (the Lord Jesus Christ's) mouth and by the brightness of His coming. The brightness of Jesus' coming will occur when the Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah comes in power and great glory from Heaven at the end of the Great Tribulation or 70th week of Daniel. This part of the chapter is definitely referring to the False Prophet and not the Antichrist because it is the False Prophet and not the Antichrist according to Revelation 13 who will do the Satanically empowered signs and lying wonders. (In most intances of signs, miracles and wonders in the New Testament including virtually all references to the False Prophet they all come from the same Greek word and mean the same thing.) The False Prophet will do all these lying and Satanically empowered wonders or signs to bring attention or glory in the world to the Antichrist and not to himself. Next in this chapter there is a very solemn warning against neglecting or rejecting receiving the truth and love of the truth of God's Word - the Holy Bible. To neglect God's Word in this way will be to receive or be left open to receiving delusion to believe the lie (perhaps the original lie of Satan in the form of a serpent to our first parents that you shall be as gods (if you take part of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil). This will set in as soon as the rapture happens for those who don't receive the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of His truth or word the Holy Bible in this present Church Age before the rapture. People who receive this delusion will be led by the False Prophet to receive the Mark of the Beast or worship his image and go into condemnation(damnation) perhaps including taking part in the War of Armageddon. This war will be against Jerusalem, the Jewish people and their Messiah the Lord Jesus the Saviour of the world and the Son of God. People will also be condemned because they had pleasure in unrighteousness (sin or lawlessness) (and didn't want to confess it and forsake it even with God's help.) The reference in 2 Thessalonians 2 about the False Prophet and his work in the Great Tribulation is as follows:
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth(restraineth) will let(restrain(evil)) until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 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(condemned) who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12
The fact that this beast or the False Prophet is said to come out of the Earth probably means he will be Jewish or come from Israel as the land or earth in the Bible is usually spoken of in connection to God's chosen Earthly people the Jewish people. This is because God gave land or Earth as the promised land in the holy land by covenant to the Jews. The description of the False Prophet as having two horns like a lamb but speaking as a dragon probably means by appearance he looks quite gentle or peaceful but by his speech and inner nature he is a dragon or inspired by Satan the devil or the dragon. As in Daniel the False Prophet has great power like the Antichrist or Beast out of the Sea but does not use this power to get worship or submission of the people to himself but to the First Beast (of the Sea) or the Antichrist. As in 1 Corinthians 1:22 where the scripture says the Jews require a sign(wonder or miracle) to believe the False Prophet or Beast out of the Land uses many great wonders (signs or miracles) such as causing fire to come down from Heaven. The False Prophet will do this to more easily deceive some of the Jewish people and persuade them that he is the Messiah and for them to worship the first beast. This false prophet will also use these deceptive signs or wonders to deceive many people of the nations. This False Prophet will also cause an image of the first Beast or Beast out of the Sea or Antichrist or Man of Sin to be made and to miraculously cause the Image of the Beast(of the Sea) to speak and live including perhaps moving. This False Prophet or Beast out of the Land who will be something like the true prophet of God Elijah will also cause those who don't worship the image of the Beast (of the Sea) to be killed. The False Prophet will attempt to kill people who resist him and the Antichrist if he can find them and they aren't still hiding in a wilderness area somewhere on Earth. This scripture passage in Revelation 13 of the work of the False Prophet or Beast out of the Land to cause people on Earth during the (second half of the) Great Tribulation or 70th week of Daniel is as follows:
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 they that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders(signs or miracles), so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth 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. Revelation 13:11-15
The False Prophet or Beast out of the Land will cause all people on Earth no matter what their class (or race or religion etc.) to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads. The right hand could mean submission of their actions to the Antichrist while the mark of the beast in the people's foreheads could mean submission of the people's thoughts to the Antichrist or Beast out of the Sea. Although it is difficult to know for sure what this mark will be it is likely it will be an application of the current RFID or Radio Frequency Identification technology that is currently being used to replace the bar codes on many products. These RFID chips are composed of linked microchips and antennae and if implanted in the hand or forehead and connected to the nervous system could be used to control people as well as track them. A main argument that will be used to compel people to take the mark of the beast is that they will not be able to buy or sell anything without it and it will then be a crucial part of the world economy. This scripture passage also mentions people could receive the name of the beast or the number of his name instead of the mark. As I said in my web page about the Antichrist or Beast out of the Sea I believe the Antichrist in the Great Tribulation will be the Roman Catholic Pope at that time. The Antichrist and tribulation pope will use his title Vicarius Filii Dei which means Substitute for the Son of God for the number of the Beast. The Roman numeral equivalents of the letters in this title that do have Roman number equivalents adds up to exactly 666 as follows: Vicarius v=5 + i=1 + c=100 +i=1 +u=5=112 while in Filii i=1 + l=50 + i=1 + i=1 =53 and in Dei d=500 + i=1=501. Then together 112+53+501=666. This name which means substitute for the Son of God is also a name of blasphemy which means a man taking the place of God as it is described as at the beginning of this chapter. In 1 Corinthians 1:22 the scripture also says the Greeks, meaning the people of the nations or non- Jewish people, seek after wisdom which would also apply if the Antichrist is the Roman Catholic Pope in the Great Tribulation. The role of the False Prophet or Beast out of the Land will be to force and seduce by his wonders people on Earth to receive the mark, name or number of the Antichrist or Beast out of the Sea. This mark, name and number will probably all be related to the Pope's title Vicarius Filii Dei or Substitute for the Son of God and its Roman numeral equivalent 666. The scripture passage about the False Prophet compelling people on Earth to receive the Mark of the Beast or His name or number in especially the second half of the Great Tribulation or 70th Week of Daniel in Revelation 13 is as follows:
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(except) he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Revelation 13:16-18.
The Lord Jesus Christ the rider on the White Horse of Revelation 19 identified by His being called the Word of God and His garment dipped in blood from His cruxifiction for our sins. The Lord Jesus Christ is also thus identified by being called Faithful and True and His eyes like a flame of fire meaning His knowing everything. The rider on the white horse's - the Lord Jesus Christ's and then His judging the world also comes at the end of the Great Tribulation or 70th Week of Daniel to judge the ungodly armies with the Word of God in the sword coming out of His (Jesus') mouth. Then the False Prophet who worked(wrought) the deceptive miracles before the Beast (out of the Sea) or the Antichrist and caused people on Earth to take the Mark of the Beast(of the Sea) or worship his image will be taken by the angel spoken of in verse 17 or perhaps by the Lord Jesus Himself into a lake of fire burning with brimstone(sulfur). This will be the final destiny or place of destiny for the False Prophet or Beast out of the Land(and for the Antichrist or Beast out of the Sea, the devil and demons and people who die without Christ or in their sins). The scripture passage about the doom and judgment of the False Prophet or Beast out of the Land by the Lord Jesus Christ and I think one of His holy angels at the end of the Great Tribulation in Revelation 19 is as follows:
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth(does) judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture (robe) dipped in blood: and his name is called the Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 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. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. Revelation 19:11-21
At the end of the Messianic Age or Millenial Kingdom, according to Revelation 20, Satan the devil will be let loose out of the bottomless pit to tempt the nations one last time. He will unfortunately lead many people living on Earth then to himself away from God and the Lord Jesus Christ. What I want to emphasize though is that then the devil will be cast into the lake of fire where this scripture passage says the beast and the false prophet are already or still there. This means, contrary to what some people say about hell or the lake of fire, that people including the false prophet or beast out of the land and the beast (out of the sea) or antichrist will be able to survive or endure the torment of the fire and brimstone. This endurance will be in the lake of fire for at least a thousand years and most likely for ever even though it will be very painful and tormenting but their bodies won't be consumed. The scripture in Revelation 19:20 says that a thousand years earlier the False Prophet and the Beast(out of the Sea) were cast alive (with their bodies) into the lake of fire. They were still alive but in a tormented state a thousand years late according to Revelation 20:10. Revelation 20:10 then says they will be tormented forever and ever - in the same way which includes bodily without their bodies being consumed by the fire and brimstone. This will be the same case for the devil and demons and when God and Jesus raise lost people from the dead at the end of the Millenial Kingdom and send them to the lake of fire those human beings who will have died in their sins. I hope this will not include you who are reading this article. The only way to make sure of this is by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart that He was also God in the flesh who lived a perfect life, died for your sins and Has risen from the dead, ascended to heaven, can represent you in prayer before God the Father now and is soon coming again. The scripture reference in Revelation 20 about the continuing and eternal torment of the False Prophet in the Lake of Fire is as follows:
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison. And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 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. Revelation 20:7-10
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