Revelation Chapter 16, “The Seven Last Plagues”, Part 8
The Sixth Plague Continued
16:13 --And I saw [coming] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast,
and out of the mouth of the false prophet,
THREE UNCLEAN SPIRITS LIKE FROGS: It is not clear whether there are three separate spirits
(teachings, a message, proclamation or order from some recognized or accepted authority,) or one,
coming from each of the three mouths. In any case, cooperation is shown between church and
state to counter the threat, which the dividing of the people is causing.
Some attempt will be made to unite the “Christian” world against its perceived threats. (To
Christendom this may possibly be the encroachment of Islam, but is seems more likely that the thing
which threatens Christendom the most is approach of the new kingdom, the Kingdom of God, this is
especially true of the un-seen powers that be, the spirits or rulers of darkness, the Kingdom of God is
most definitely a threat to their rule.)
It seems clear that this is the likely time for the fulfillment of the Elijah type of the smiting of the
Jordan (2 Kings 2:7-11).
“Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up and struck the water; and it was divided this way and
that… (Verse 8)
The act of dividing the waters (typifying the people) is very much similar to the sixth plague concepts,
so much so as to make the two prophecies most compatible. The work of 16:13 is clearly an attempt
to re-unite or re-focus the divided waters.
These “spirits” (or teachings -- See 1 John 4:1) are said to be like frogs. Under the Law, frogs are
unclean animals – food no kosher person would approach.
Thus, it should be clear to all truly consecrated saints that these directives or orders, when they
happen, are beyond the conscience of a true Christian.
Three typical characteristics of frogs may help in identifying the fulfillment of this prophecy
when it appears:
1) They are puffed up (pompous and proud).
2) They have inordinately large mouths. (They will speak with too much authority.)
3) They have huge eyes. (They will want to appear very wise and authoritative.)
16:14 -- FOR THEY ARE SPIRITS OF DEMONS: The first word here (“For”) is important. It
means (because). The thought seems to be that these teachings are unclean because they are the
work of demons. It is clear from history (Daniel 10:13, 20) that the demons have had a part in the
administration of various empires (from behind the scene). They do not want their powers to pass
away and will, therefore, do all in their power (which is great) to prop up and maintain the old order. Thus
these “spirits” (teachings or proclamations in order) to maintain the status quo are the
inventions of the spirit world bringing on the most dangerous and deceptive time of the harvest
here at the end of the age.
PERFORMING SIGNS: (THIS IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT, ALL THE LORD’S TRUE CHILDREN
NEED TO TAKE HEED) Remember Brethren we are talking about things which are shortly to
transpire here if not in our life time in our children’s life time, for “The Time is at Hand”.
It is to be expected that we will see the unexpected -- manifestation from the spirit world in support of
the old order which, if we were not well --informed, would deceive us, it will not be a time to believe the
eyes and ears, but rather the promises. (1 Cor 3:13) Remember that during this age (the Gospel
Age) we walk by faith and NOT BY SIGHT (2 Cor 5:7) there is absolutely no indication anywhere
in the scriptures that the Lord is going to change this method here at the end of the age. In the
next age the world will have the actuality however presently we have only the promises.
Once again it necessary that we continue this discussion with our next post, we will there present three
crucial scriptures, which properly understood are deemed critical to the Lords children in overcoming the
deceptions soon to befall the world.
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