The Counterfeit Path

Revelation 13:11  Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.

12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.

Counterfeit means:  made in exact imitation of something valuable or important with the intention to deceive or defraud.   In the above passage, horns represent power and this power is made to look like the power of the lamb.  It is made to look like it is GOD-given and it is “like”  but not truly a lamb thus it is a deception.

The beasts in Revelation 13 represent systems, organizations, institutions, movements, and governments and they are all influenced by the spirit of antichrist.  They may have started out with good intentions but any revelation has been replaced with watered down tradition.  I am reminded that FATHER kept moving the children in the wilderness forty-one times before the final move into the Promised Land.  They were not to build permanent houses but instead were to follow the Presence of FATHER from place to place.  This speaks of being pliable as FATHER moves us to greater revelation.  Are you still hanging on to old manna that has gone stale?  We must move when FATHER moves for when HIS Glory departs, we too must depart.  Twenty-seven months ago, FATHER told us to begin a Bible Study Broadcast.  We covered the four books published by this Ministry.  For 102 broadcasts we remained faithful to HIS Word.  Now that phase is completed.  We must move on for there is no sense in having a broadcast without HIS anointing on it.  It would just be a social gathering under the pretense of imparting greater revelation.  Those 102 broadcasts represented a time of expansion but now we are in a time of compression in order that the next greater expansion may come forth.

How many organizations do you know of that have lost their purpose?  Are they still around simply to perpetuate their system and provide themselves jobs?  Has the original vision been lost?  The genuine is replaced with the counterfeit.  Isn’t fiat currency simply a counterfeit to gold-backed money?  How long will the system of fiat currency last?  Once the masses see that the fiat system is effectively counterfeit and has no true value, it will collapse.  Mystery Babylon relies on the perception of value represented by fiat currency to retain its power.  It is a huge Ponzi scheme destined to destroy the savings of the multitude.  It currently only has power and authority because it has been given or transferred this power by the masses.

1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.

2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;

3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?

4 For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal?

The above passage speaks of the divisions of the carnal nature promoting separate organizations.  This is what the carnal man does.  On the other hand, Love unifies.  Paul reveals that spiritually immature people will be moved by their carnal nature and promote divisions which ultimately turn into organizations and finally into institutions.  As this occurs, competition arises to feed the ego, proclaiming to be better than the others and promoting further division.  This ultimately spirals down to submitting to the second beast who preys on the soulish realm of man and then men walk according to their soulish nature.  The result- organizations, systems, and governments, none of them fulfilling the true need of the people.  Got a problem?  Let’s enact another law!

How many more denominations will rise out of the second beast?  How many more governments will be formed being motivated by this second beast?  There is only one GOD and there need be only one government!  Why expend unnecessary energy forming a counterfeit?  Why not pursue FATHER and know that HE will intervene in your life and replace the counterfeit with the genuine.  Being religious is not being Christ-like.  Neither a robe nor a collar makes one spiritual.

Two horns are a counterfeit to the seven horns seen in the midst of the Throne in Heaven:

Revelation 5:6  And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

The number two refers to division whereas the number seven represents Spiritual maturity.  The second beast has divisive power and unity will not be found among those who follow after the beast.  Where there is division, it is life-draining for none will provide others with supply.  Scarcity is promoted as a way of life and competition for resources is encouraged, often resulting in war.

Being ‘like” a lamb denotes an outward presentation of being Christian.  This refers to being religious without the Love.  The Pharisees knew the Law but had no revelation of Love for the people.  They were interested in promoting their own agendas at the expense of the people.  Should we build another bigger building?  The lamb nature speaks of a meek, nonaggressive nature but the beast is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  On the outside there is an appearance of a non-threatening nature but on the inside there is a “take no prisoner” attitude and intent.  The beast is a counterfeit to the Truth.  This beast speaks like a dragon thus speaking forth great lies and deception.  It is no longer subtle like the serpent but now is spewing forth lies continuously.  It is consistently convincing us it has the answer that will fix the current system and it just needs a little more time and money.  The Love of the Truth is not in the mouths of those following the path of the beast.

On a personal level, we must not submit to the soulish carnal nature but instead focus on Christ and His Love.  Jesus is the Horn of our salvation as revealed in Luke 1:

67 Now his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:

​68 ​​“Blessed is the Lord God of Israel,

​​For He has visited and redeemed His people,

69 ​​And has raised up a horn of salvation for us

​​In the house of His servant David,

70 ​​As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets,

​​Who have been since the world began,

71 ​​That we should be saved from our enemies

​​And from the hand of all who hate us,

The beast is our enemy has his two horns represent derivative power obtained by deception.  The creative power of FATHER is what delivers and redeems us.  Let the water of HIS Word bring forth the good fruit to be harvested.  Without water the fruit will not mature and as I study this Fifth Gospel I can sense the growth occurring.  I am being strengthened as I dwell on HIS Word and HIS Love.  The process may seem slow at times but the maturing process must have patience associated with it.  We are being perfected as we are finally dispelling the religious views of this Fifth Gospel and are finally seeing HIS Love interspersed throughout these chapters.  HIS Plan has been enveloped in the mysteries contained therein and has been put in plain sight for men to overlook due to their carnal nature.  The Truth is obvious once you see it and the counterfeit path is easy to detect once you know the genuine.

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