Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six. Rev. 13:18 NASB
I begin by stating that I love God’s people, the Jews–those who are the faithful remnant of Messianic Jews, believing Israel, whom God has set apart for Himself. Moreover, I do not tolerate any anti-semitism. It is against my pacifist beliefs as an Anabaptist; and I am a very small percentage Jewish in my DNA. Yet,
they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel; nor are they all children because they are Abraham’s descendants, but: “THROUGH ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE NAMED.” That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants. Romans 9:7-8 NASB
The False Prophet and the Antichrist are Not the Exact Same Person
While the false prophet will be “another of the same kind” as the antichrist, we must note that the false prophet (2nd beast of Rev. 13:11ff) is not the antichrist himself (Rev. 13:1-10). This eliminates the contention that the anti-Christ will be Jewish. The antichrist will be most certainly of Roman heritage/affiliation. The false prophet will be, however, a secular Jew. By secular Jew, I do not mean “irreligious.” It is obvious that any leader of a false religion will be religious. Rather, by secular Jew, I mean one who is not a Messianic Jew as described in Romans 9:7-8.
Some cannot see why the Beast, becoming clearly anti-Jewish after the 3.5 yr. mark, would allow a Jewish false prophet to have such influence by leading a false religion; but remember, the unified desire of the Beast and False Prophet is to deceive Israel and all nations. Hence, “false prophet.” (Matthew 24:24) And, as all governments have used religion and/or banking systems only to gain power from them and then discard them, even so it will be with the Beast. Once the Beast is rejected by Jews for sitting in the Temple and proclaiming himself to be God, then the Deception will be discovered. While he will not cast away the false prophet (pretender Jew), the Jews who reject the Antichrist will be persecuted. In parallel fashion, what the Beast and false prophet do to these dissenting Jews is the same kind of treatment that the Beast’s unified government will show to the Harlot (Babylon–banking and trade system) of Rev. 17 & 18
And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. Rev. 17:16 NASB
up out of the earth
The first beast arose out of the sea, indicating his Gentile origin (see commentary on Revelation 13:1). This beast arises from the earth [lit. land], which may indicate his Jewish origin. Although there is ample evidence of the Gentile origin of the first beast, some suggest that the second beast is Jewish.* They note the lack of mention of the tribe of Dan in the 144,000 sealed of Israel (see commentary on Revelation 7:4) and the negative prophecy of Jacob concerning Dan: “Dan shall be a serpent by the way, a viper by the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider shall fall backward”(Gen. Gen. 49:17)…
The beast which arises from the bottomless pit is the one which “was, and is not” (Rev. 17:8+), the first beast out of the sea with the deadly wound that was healed (Rev. 13:3+). This second beast [the false prophet] causes the earth dwellers to worship the first beast whose deadly wound was healed (Rev. Rev. 13:12-14+).^
* “It might well be . . . though we would not press the point, that this anti-Spirit would be a Jew, and that he would be used of Satan to deceive Israel if possible.”—Barnhouse, Revelation, 242. “This individual is evidently a Jew, since he arises out of the earth, or land, that is Palestine (Rev. Rev. 13:11+).”—J. Dwight Pentecost, Things to Come: A Study in Biblical Eschatology (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1958), 336. “In contrast, the Antichrist’s right-hand man and spiritual leader is pictured in Revelation 13:11 as rising up out of the land, or the earth in some translations. This reference to the land is an indication that the False Prophet will be a Jew who will rise out of the promise land of Israel.” David Reagan http://www.lamblion.us/2009/05/will-antichrist-be-jew.html
^http://m.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/revelation/revelation-13/revelation-13-11.html (brackets mine); See also The Rise and Fall of the Antichrist: Is he Alive Today? by Lamb & Lion. It seems that the false prophet’s main work will come after the peace treaty is made between Israel and the Prince of Daniel 9, if that indeed is when the 1st Beast will experience a deadly wound which shall be healed.
The Origins and Meaning of the “Magen David”
Given this information, we should also note the secular origins of the Magen David, or the Star of David, which is not orthodox Jewish in origin (as opposed to the Menorah from Tanakh) but taken from Jewish mysticism, namely Kabbalah. Coincidentally, this symbol is extremely humanistic and pluralistic in representation, esoteric and pantheistic in nature, not to mention heavily associated with the occult, the Jesuits and Freemasonry.
Just as the Rockefeller’s corrupted evangelical Christianity in America in 1936 and later set up the Creature from Jeckel Island (dollar as oil and world currency); even so the Rothschilds corrupted the secular Jewish State, pushing for the UN and Progressive Movement’s U.S. presidents to establish it after World War II and to maintain it… but performing God’s prophecy, despite their intentions.
- The Magen David by Jewish Virtual Library
- The Star of David by Menorah.org
- The Star of David Deception by Christianity Beliefs
- The Star of David by Wikipedia
- 666 by Wikipedia
The hexagram is central to demonic activity, or as some would put it “inter-dimensional” (star gate) travel. It was used in pyramid building, and it is being used in physics, nanotechnology and biological/biomedical research. Knowledge and science apart from the God of the Christian Bible is always demonic in nature. It is not hard to speculate how technology and science, especially longevity studies and AI, are “summoning the demon” as Elon Musk states for TIME. What is more, it is not hard (given these facts), to fathom how an image could receive life.
And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. Rev. 13:15 NASB
— AFHU (@AmFriendsHU) October 28, 2015