Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. (Revelation 16:13-14 NIV)
Evil spirits (pneumas) looking like frogs coming forth, like breath, from the mouth of the dragon, the beast and the false prophet. The spirits of demons cannot be disembodied. They must inhabit a physical body if they are to perform miraculous signs. The evil beings will be demon-filled humanoids and cyborgs. They resemble humans but are not. They are soul-less, emotion-less, and without mercy. They are markedly superior to their human counterparts, physically as well as intellectually, yet are programmed to serve a master.
Robots that are mobile, agile and able to carry on a conversation are here. Humanoids, so closely resembling actual people that it is hard to tell them apart. Add to that cyborgs, human-like machines that have facial recognition ability. All currently in production. Behind this march toward “progress” are governments and leaders with vast resources.
In an earlier post, we referred to “the last piece,” that is, the last piece of Satan’s doomed plan to overthrow God. The Revelation 16 passage (above) sets the stage. The last piece is in place and the Great Cosmic Conflict of the Ages is about to begin.
As to the beast’s army, consider this: Satan is not a creator. There is only One Creator. He, however, is a seducer and a counterfeiter. From 1 Kings 22:12, we recognize who the seduced are: They are those who believe the devil’s lie. (“We will succeed and be victorious.”)
Seducing spirits will speak deceitfully and perform miracles. The seduced will be in awe of their power resulting in both deceiver and deceived alike going to their destruction.
After his resurrection, Jesus miraculously appeared to his disciples. He told them he was sent by the Father, and that he was then sending them. With that, our Lord breathed on his followers and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (20:22)
In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus’ disciples were commissioned to go into all the world and reproduce themselves (i.e. make other disciples or Christ-followers). Being filled with the Holy Spirit and with power, they were to be his witnesses, first in Jerusalem, then all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).
Satan’s mocking attempt to duplicate Jesus’ commission of his saints in John 20:21, is revealed in Revelation 13:15. His False Prophet will breathe “soul-less life” into the beast’s images. He commissions them to receive his spirit, which is: the spirit of abominations, of extreme arrogance, of lies, and, among many other evils, deceit, robbery and murder. Fulfilling Jesus’ prophecy in Luke 17:26, these beings receive a proud confession, “I am a son of god.” In short, they will possess antichrist’s spirit.
Someone will control the final generation of unconventional weapons: weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and cyber forces. Whoever controls them, controls the world. (According to Daniel 8:23-25, authority will belong to Antichrist, but only for a set time.)
It is all shaping up for an exciting finish. Buckle up.
In Part 7, we will look at another front in the war to end all wars, the home.