In Revelation 20 all unrepentant, wicked people go into the lake of fire after standing before God in the Great White Throne Judgment. Yet in Revelation 19 the Beast and False Prophet go into the lake of fire 1000 years earlier at the very start of the Millennium. Why is their fate expedited like that with no trial, hearing or delay? Why are they not entitled to salvation like everyone else? Find out the stunning answer to this profound, overlooked mystery and the secret it reveals about the real population of the world.
Is the Antichrist "Human...Entitled to Salvation?"
Regarding my popular article on whether The Last Pope is the Antichrist or False Prophet, I received the following comment:
Thanks a lot for such an interesting article. I'm one of those who strongly suspect that a Pope is the false prophet and that the Antichrist is a political leader. ... Both the false prophet and Antichrist are human beings who are also entitled to salvation but thanks be to the Lord Jesus Christ who is Sovereign in His mercy (see Romans 9:14-23). - Simon
Salvation for the Antichrist seems like a safe assumption until you have read the entire Book of Revelation. Look at this verse describing what happens to the Antichrist and False Prophet when Jesus defeats them at Armageddon in his return to reign:
Revelation 19:19-20 — 19 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. 20 But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
Quite plainly, the Antichrist and False Prophet are annihilated immediately at the conclusion of the Battle of Armageddon. The following passage in Revelation 20 describes a similar fate for their leader, Satan, who goes into the prison of the abyss (Rev 20:2-3).
Antichrist: No Salvation, No Trial, No Delay!
This verse always puzzled me. It didn't make any sense when you read the other lake of fire passage in the next chapter 1000 years later:
Revelation 20:7, 12-15 — 7 When the thousand years end, Satan will be let out of his prison. 12 I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged according to their works by what was written in the books. 13 Then the sea gave up its dead, and Death and Hades gave up their dead; all were judged according to their works. 14 Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And anyone not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
So if all the wicked get judged and thrown in the lake of fire after the Millennium, then why do the Beast and False Prophet get thrown in early, before the Millennium is over? I don't care how obviously wicked they are—Hitler wicked—it seems inconsistent of God to annihilate them before the final judgment.
This passage mystified me for years and bothered me every time I read it.
Only Possibility: They Are Not Human
Then a chain of events led me to see the only other possibility: the Beast and False Prophet cannot be (pure) human but must be something else. Notice the verses that establish that possibility. It's not only humans that the lake of fire is designed to receive:
Matthew 25:41 — Then He will also say to those on the left, Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels!
Revelation 20:10 — The Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Could the Beast and False Prophet be angels or some angel/human hybrid? Clearly neither of them is the Devil since he is established above as a separate entity. As a matter of fact, this is what many believe Genesis 6 must be referring to when it says:
Gen 6:1-4 — 1 When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years." 4 The giants were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
Not Giant Nephilim, but Tare Nephilim
In this passage the "sons of god" refer to the (disobedient) angels. The giants (or Hebrew nephilim) are understood to be their hybrid offspring from women. You don't get giants or "heroes of old " (legends, mythology) when both parents are human. But you could if one parent was super-human such as an angel.
Yet not all nephilim must be giant-sized. Genetic engineering can be used to make normal-sized clones as even humanity is capable of today. This may be what Jesus was referring to in this parable of the Tares and the Wheat, if we take what he says at face value:
Matthew 13:36-43 — 36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field." 37 He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. 40 As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
Jesus interpreted his own parable to literally depict that the Devil had offspring, just as Genesis 6 implies. These offspring look human just like the righteous humans do and are undetectable to anyone as counterfeits except to angels who themselves are spirits and can see and identify other spirits. The holy angels will only collect the tares "at the end of the age" to be "burned in the fire." That fits how the Beast and False Prophet are thrown in the lake of fire at the end of this current pre-millennial 6000 year age.
"Depart From Me, I Never Knew you!" - Jesus
Jesus predicted that he will tell many sincere believers to basically "get lost" instead of welcoming them into the Kingdom. So...who are they and what did they miss or do wrong? In this study, get those answers and the one requirement for salvation Jesus taught (that Christianity misses) so that you can make sure you don't hear these dreaded words yourself!
Why are the tares and other nephilim annihilated immediately at the start of the Kingdom of God on earth? The answer seems obvious. There must be no chance for salvation for them unlike how there is for humans. Given that they are the illicit spawn of evil angels they seem to have a pure evil nature. If their every inclination is evil, there is no reason to wait and judge them like humans. These unfortunate genetic experiments created by Satan's mingling of human and angelic blood must be collected and destroyed so they can cause no more trouble. It also puts them out of their miserable existence based on malice and hatred.
Tares Among Us Today Explains Other Mysteries
The question from this that naturally arises is: Are the Beast and False Prophet the only two tares, or is the whole world littered with them as Jesus' parable suggests? Would they not be the ones at the helm of the world governments, institutions, and multinational corporations now, just as they will be in two top positions of the world during the last 3½ years?
To answer that, remember what Satan said to Jesus on this very subject when he came to tempt him in the desert:
Luke 4:5-8 (NLT) — 5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And he said to him, "I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. 7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours." 8 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'"
Note that Jesus did not correct Satan on his claim of ownership of the world. We should then ask, who has Satan been giving the choice positions of leadership over the nations of the world to before and after Christ rejected his offer? Who would he trust more than his own offspring! The Book of Revelation depicts the empires of his age as beasts in reflection of this.
The Evil World Explained
Is it any wonder that this world is such a mess? That we have leaders who clearly lie and deceive and even commit treason and yet get away with it? Satan deceives and controls the whole world (Rev 12:9) and he's not alone. His offspring are in all the top positions of power doing his bidding. He controls the media, the wars, what truth gets out and what is squashed. Of course, he cannot stop those who "diligently seek God" (Heb 11:6) from finding the truth.
The majority do not hear about the few (real) conspiracies like this. They hear just a lot of false conspiracy theories that desensitizes them to considering the true ones. They don't comprehend how the real conspiracies could be orchestrated globally or through thousands of years of history as is required. They do not understand that the Bible, if studied carefully, explains the truth of a global Satanic conspiracy. That's a "truth stranger than fiction."
Further Shocking Proof
For more proof on this topic that the Beast/Antichrist is going to be a Nephilim, see the David Icke interview below with Arizona Wilder. She gives her eyewitness account of world leaders who have manifested Nephilim characteristics. The video explains them in different, non-biblical terms that sound crazy (i.e. "reptilian race"). Allowing for the different terminology, you will find what is described fits what the Bible says about the tares and the ten rulers ruling "behind-the-scenes" yet controlling the world (Rev 17).
I was unsure what to think of these videos when I first saw them. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles "reptilian?" What does that mean? What do I do with this information? Then after I came to the insight shared above from Revelation 19 that the Antichrist must be Nephilim, it all made sense. Prince Charles, the leading (only) literal Antichrist candidate, was said to be Nephilim just as Revelation 19 requires...
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