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Three unclean spirits, like frogs

By Tony Suckla

In Rev. 16:12-16 we read, "And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the Kings of the east might be prepared. 13And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of El Shaddai. 15Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."

The events that take place in the above verse are mentioned as taking place under the sixth of seven last plagues that will strike the earth in the last days because of mans disobedience to his Creator.  Under this plague it says that unclean devilish spirits will be working miracles to deceive the whole world into fighting against Yahweh Almighty.  It is interesting to note that these unclean spirits look like frogs.  A peculiar characteristic of frogs is that they catch their prey with their tongues, also the prophecy says that the frogs are coming out of the mouth of three powers that are in opposition to Yahweh;  the dragon, beast, and false prophet.  So thus, we see that in the last days there will be a great miracle working power from Satan that will arise, and it will be using its tongue to deceive many people into fighting against Yahweh.

Other prophecies show the same thing.  In Rev. 13:11,13,14,16,17 we read, "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, ...13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do... 16And he causeth all, both small and great,  rich and poor,  free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:  17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."  So here again, we see a great miracle working power will arise in the last days and will attempt to cause the whole world to receive a mark that places them in opposition to Yahweh.  Rev. 14:10,11 tells us that whoever receives the "mark of the beast" will receive the wrath of Yahweh.  The wrath of Yahweh is identified as being the seven last plagues in Rev. 15:1, "And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of Eloah."  So there is a close relationship between the "fire from heaven" in Rev. 13 and the seven last plagues of Rev. 16.  The miracles and fire from heaven in Revelation 13 deceive people into receiving the mark of the beast which causes them to receive the wrath of Yahweh and eventually they are found fighting against Yahweh in the great battle of Armageddon during the sixth plague.

Fire from heaven came on the earth at various times of Biblical history, but one time was on the day of Pentecost.  Acts 2:3,4 says, "And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."  Here we see that when Yahweh's Holy Spirit came upon the early disciples that it was seen as tongues of fire resting upon them.  What were these "tongues of fire"?  Ps.104:1,4 says, "Bless Yahweh,... 4Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:"(compare Heb.1:7).  Yahweh causes His angels to appear as flames of fire at times.  In the incident in Acts 2, the "fire from heaven" was Yahweh's Holy Spirit power that caused the early disciples to be able to speak other tongues that were previously unknown to them and now they could witness to others of a different language.  This power to speak another language was visibly symbolized by angels in the form of flames of fire above the 120 disciples;  Yahweh also caused His disciples to be able to work many miracles, Acts 2:43.  So, this "fire from heaven" brought power to Yahweh's people here on earth so that they could proclaim His message of truth in a strong and mighty way.  But, the "fire from heaven" in Rev. 13 is bringing people into unity with Satan and empowering them to fight against Yahweh and His people.  Thus Satan has a counterfeit for all of Yahweh's truth and works.  The true fire from heaven in Acts 2 was angelic power from Yahweh that caused His disciples to speak languages that others could understand, and many mighty miracles accompanied.  It would follow that the "counterfeit fire from heaven", that Satan sends, is his evil angels that are taking possession of the minds and bodies of many people and causing them to speak in other languages that no one understands.  And this is accompanied by many mighty miracles, that Satan causes his agents to perform?  So there is a true gift of tongues and a false gift of tongues. 

Yahshua Messiah has warned us that many people would be prophesying in His Name, doing many wonderful works in His Name and even casting out demons, but yet they would be doing it by another power than His, as He professes that He never knew these certain people.  We read, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy Name? and in thy Name have cast out devils? and in thy Name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them,  I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."  Matt. 7:21-23.  The problem with the people in the above verse is they were practicing iniquity and not doing Yahweh's will, which is keeping His law,(Ps. 40:8).  Thus Satan took control of their minds and bodies and gave them power to do many wonderful works which they were deceived into thinking were from the Father in Heaven.

The apostle Paul warned us of this very thing:  "14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." 2Cor. 11:14,15

"8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause Eloah shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2Thess. 2:8-12  Brothers and Sisters, have we received a love of the Truth?  What is the truth?  "...thy law is the truth." Ps 119:142 "...and all thy commandments are truth." vs.151.  So have we received a love of Yahweh's law and commandments?  Only then can we be on safe grounds.  Yahshua Messiah also stated that He was the Truth, Jn.14:6, this is because He was the law, lived out in human flesh.  So for someone to receive a love of the Truth, they must love Yahweh's commandments and His Son Yahshua Messiah.  Miracles are not proof of whether something is truth or not, because Satan can work miracles also.

In order to deceive people Satan has resorted to signs and wonders in times past.  In Ex.7&8, Yahweh sent Moshe and Aaron to Pharaoh with various signs, and the account tells us that Pharaoh's magicians were able to duplicate, at least to a certain degree, the very same wonders that Moshe and Aaron performed by the power of Yahweh.  In Acts 8 we read that the early disciples had to deal with a certain man named Simon that bewitched the people with sorceries. According to Yahshua Messiah, John the Baptist was one of the greatest men that ever lived.  What made John so great?  Did he work many miracles?  Jn.10:41 says, "And many

resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true."  So John did not work any miracle but one reason he was called great was because he only spoke truth, which means he only spoke according to Yahweh's law, which is the truth.  Yahweh does work miracles today through His faithful servants here on earth, but Satan also can work miracles through his deceived followers.  So we can not follow any miracle worker, we must only follow Yahweh's law(truth).  We have a standard by which we can test the words and actions of every person, that standard is found in Isa. 8:20 "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."   Yahshua said, "4...Take heed that no man deceive you. 5For many shall come in My Name, saying, I am Messiah; and shall deceive many.... 11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.... 23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Messiah, or there; believe it not. 24For there shall arise false Messiahs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before."  Matt. 24:4,5,11,23-25. 

In Rev. 16:13 it says that the three unclean spirits come "out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet."  Who is the dragon, beast and false prophet?  Rev. 20:2 and 12:9 plainly state that the dragon is Satan.  Satan is unknowingly worshipped in many Oriental Eastern religions such as Hinduism;  there are no deities but Yahweh, and all others are devils, 1Cor.8:4-6; 10:19,20; 1Thess.1:9.  All the religions of the Oriental Asian countries would fall under the title of the "dragon power" of Rev. 16:13. 

Now that we know the identity of the dragon, who is the beast?  The beast power is described in Rev. 13 and 17.  Here are some of the identifying points, 1. it speaks blasphemies, see Rev. 13:1,5,6;  17:3.  What is the Biblical definition of blasphemy?  In Mt. 9:1-3 Yahshua told a man that his sins were forgiven, and immediately the scribes began to say that He was committing blasphemy, as only Elohim could forgive sin.  So one definition of blasphemy would be for a man to equal himself to Elohim to the point to where he now thinks he has power to forgive sins.  Yahshua Messiah was Elohim in human flesh, so He did have power to forgive sins, but no mortal man has that power.  A second identifying point of the beast power is it reigns for 42 months(Rev. 13:5).  42 months would be 1260 days, in prophesy a day equals a year, see Num. 14:34, and Eze. 4:6.  So the beast power would actually reign for 1260 years.  A third identifying point of the beast power is it makes war with the saints and kills them, see Rev.13:7,8;  17:6.  A fourth point is the beast power is spoken of as a great mother whore that has many harlot daughters, Rev. 17:1,5.  A fifth point is that the beast power would have control of many people's, multitudes, nations, and tongue's, Rev. 17:1,15;  13:7,8.  There are other identifying factors but this is sufficient to identify the beast.  The institution know as the Roman Catholic church fits all the identifying points.  The Catholic church equals itself to Yahweh in that they claim the power to forgive sins through their priests;  also the papacy exalts itself above Yahweh in that they claim the power to change Elohim's Law.  For example, the Catholics boast that they are the ones that changed the Sabbath day from Saturday to Sunday.  Only someone who thinks that they are greater than Yahweh would attempt to change His law, see Dan. 7:25; 2Thes.2:3,4.  The Catholic's openly proclaim, "Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claims to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles... From beginning to end of scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first." Catholic Press, Sydney, Australia, August, 1900.  The Catholic church reigned for a period of 1260 years, from the years of 538 AD to 1798AD, thus the 42 month prophesy fits them.  (The Catholic church was given power back to it in 1929 by Benito Mussolini, this was also prophesied of in Rev. 13:3.)  The Catholic church has slaughtered millions of people over the years that disagreed with her doctrines.  The Catholic church has many protestant harlot daughters that have broken away from her but yet still cling to her false doctrine of Sunday observance.  The Catholic church is a political power as well as religious power and thus it has control of many nations, tongues and peoples;  indeed, it is the largest religious organization in the world with over 1,000,000,000 baptized members.  So putting this altogether we can see that the Catholic church fits the identifying points of being the beast power of Rev. 16:13.

Now, who is the third power called the false prophet?  According to Isa. 8:19,20 a true prophet would always speak according to the Torah(law).  If an entity claims to be a representative of the deity of the Bible, but yet they teach by precept and example against the law of Yahweh, they would be in the position of being a false prophet.  This is the position of the majority of the Protestant Christian churches today.  They claim to be representatives of the deity of the Bible, but yet, most teach the error that Yahweh's law has been abolished, thus the apostate Christian churches are in the position of the "false prophet" of Rev. 16:13.

We have now identified the dragon, beast and false prophet as the Eastern world religions, Catholicism, and Apostate Protestantism.  The prophecy in Rev. 16 says, unclean froglike spirits working miracles would issue forth out of the mouth of these three powers that would gather the whole world to fight against Yahweh.  How is this taking place?  Through the modern day "tongues movement" the Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Religions are now uniting, as this is a common denominator among them.  These powers are breakers of Yahweh's law, and thus evil spirits are causing them to perform many miracles that are an overpowering deception for multitudes of people.  But, those that have received a love of the truth(law) need not be deceived, as Yahweh gives His Holy Spirit Power to those that obey Him(Acts 5:32), not to those that teach by precept and example that some parts of the Ten Commandment Law do not need to be obeyed. "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." Isa. 8:20.  Yahweh is merciful and overlooks ignorance(Acts 17:30), but He is causing His light to shine in the darkness and all will eventually have to choose between truth and error.

Come out of her, My people

In Rev. 18:1-5 we read, "And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.  4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached unto heaven, and Eloah hath remembered her iniquities." The term Babylon in Hebrew means, "confusion", and this term refers to all organizations that teach people to break Yahweh laws(sin).  This would comprise Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Catholicism most all Protestants Christian churches, etc...  While many people are saying, "lets all unite", Yahweh says of spiritual Babylon, "Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."  vs. 4 compare 2Cor. 6:17,18.  Notice, Yahweh calls the people in Babylon "My people", Yahweh identifies Himself with and loves the people in Babylon, that is why He pleads with them to disassociate themselves with organizations that teach against His laws.  It is not Yahweh's desire to have to remove His protection from someone and let them be afflicted by Satan, but if someone continues to knowingly break His laws, they will finally receive the lordship of the master they have chosen. 

The Eastern religions do not recognize Yahweh's law as binding, thus they are in transgression of many of its precepts.  Catholicism open claims power to change Yahweh's law.  The Protestant Christians follow the Catholic church in breaking Yahweh's fourth commandment.  Modern Judaism teaches that the Name of Yahweh is too holy to vocalize, and that one should substitute various titles, thus many are led to transgress the third commandment.  Yahweh does not say change or reform Babylon, as she will not change;  rather, He says, "Come out of her".  See also Jer. 51:6.

Zion = Yahweh's people

When someone comes out of Babylon what are they now to come into?  Heb. 12:22-24 says, "But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living El, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to Eloah the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,  24And to Yahshua the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel."  So we are to come out of Babylon and into Mt. Zion.   Zion is the term used in scripture to represent Yahweh's people, Isa. 51:16 says, "And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people."  Isaiah also tells us the Law is to go forth from Zion, "And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of Yahweh's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.  3And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the Elohi of Yacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem."  Isa. 2:2,3.  In Hebrew Zion means, "raised up, monument".  So the name Zion refers to Yahweh's raised up people who are teaching His Laws to the world.  Yahweh is calling all people out of organizations that are teaching against His Laws(Babylon), and to join the people that are teaching His Laws(Zion). 

There are three steps that all people must follow if they wish to enter spiritual Mt. Zion.  First, one must take the time to learn Yahweh's laws.  Second, one must put forth the effort to make those laws a part of their life.  Third, once one is practicing the laws of Yahweh, he should then become a teacher of the same.  Yahshua said, "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."  Mt. 5:19  Yahshua has told us that we should not only do, but also teach, even the smallest of His commandments.  Thus, Yahweh is working with mankind to develop a group of people that will be doers and teachers of His Laws to the world.  See Gen. 18:17-19; 26:4,5; Ps.119:1-3

The Battle of Armageddon

The prophecy of Rev. 16:12-16 is a symbolic battle for the souls of all mankind.  The verses present a scene of evil spirits gathering all the peoples of the world against Yahweh.  Someone is only against Yahweh if they refuse to follow His laws.  Verse 12 says the Euphrates river is, "dried up, that the way of the Kings of the east might be prepared", this symbolizes the eventual loss of support and power that spiritual Babylon will experience.  Anciently, the literal city of Babylon was supported by the river Euphrates, as it ran under a gate through the middle of the city.  But, King Cyrus of Persia came against Babylon and stopped up the Euphrates River which eventually helped to bring the downfall of literal Babylon.  King Cyrus(Koresh,Heb.) is called Yahweh's messiah in Isa. 45:1, we read, "Thus saith Yahweh to his messiah(Heb.), to Koresh(Heb.), whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;"  King Koresh was used of Yahweh to subdue literal Babylon, so likewise, in the future, Yahweh will have His Son, Messiah Yahshua, subdue spiritual Babylon, (see Rev. 19:11-21).

The spiritual battle going on in this world is going to culminate in the great battle of the day of Yahweh Almighty, at a place called, "Armageddon".  The word Armageddon is a Hebrew word that means "mountain of meeting".  Rev. 12:17 says, "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of Elohim, and have the testimony of Yahshua Messiah."  Everyone in the world will be on one side or the other in this great battle.  Everyone will have to decide whether to join with Satan and his froglike spirits or to join with Yahweh and His Holy Angels.  We join with Yahweh when we ask Him to write His laws on our heart and mind,Heb.10:16,17 compare Jer. 31:33.  We join with Satan when we knowingly turn from Yahweh's laws and practice iniquity.

The final test the seal of Yahweh or the mark of the beast

It has been Satan's studied plan down through the ages to eliminate all whom he cannot entice or force to worship him.  In the last days the whole world will be brought to make a decision of whether to serve Yahweh and receive His seal or to serve the beast power and receive His mark.  Rev. 14:9-11 describe the judgments that will come on those who receive the mark of the beast and then verse 12 tells the peculiar characteristics of the saints of Yahweh and why Satan hates them so much, we read, "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of Eloah, and the faith of Yahshua." Compare also Rev.12:17.  So we see that the whole battle is over the commandments of Yahweh and having the faith of Yahshua.  This concept is shown in the O.T.  In Dt. 11:1,18, we read, "Therefore thou shalt love Yahweh thy Elohim, and keep His charge, and His statutes, and His judgments, and His commandments, always.... 18Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes."  Yahweh wants to mark us in our hand and forehead with His laws.  Isa. 8:16 says, "Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples."  Compare Rev. 7:2,3  Yahweh wants to seal us with His law, but what does Satan want to seal us with?  Rev.13:16 tells us that Satan wants to mark us in our hands and forehead also.  If someone receives the mark of the beast they will receive the wrath of Yahweh.  The only thing that brings a man into disfavor with Yahweh is sin.  Thus the mark of the beast will be given to anyone that knowingly disobeys Yahweh's Laws  What a man thinks in his mind and does with his hands(body), constitute being sealed in the hand and forehead.  When a man has settled into the law of Yahweh mentally and physically to the point that he cannot be forced or enticed to transgress, he is then sealed by the Heavenly Father.  See Jude 24,25; Phil. 4:13;  Mt. 5:48.

The specific sign that someone is a follower of Yahweh's law is the keeping of the fourth commandment;  Eze. 20:19,20 says, "I am Yahweh your Elohim; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; 20And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am Yahweh your Elohim."  compare Ex. 31:12-17.  Why is the Sabbath the specific sign of Yahweh worshippers?  The fourth commandment contains the name, title and dominion of the lawgiver and thus it constitutes the seal of Yahweh's law, as all seals must contain these three components.  The Name of the Lawgiver is Yahweh, His title is Creator, His dominion is heaven and earth.  Satan knows the specifics of the seal of Yahweh and thus he seeks to mark man with sin by seeking to get man to forget the Name of Yahweh, and that He is the Creator of heaven and earth, and thus has right to make Laws over His dominion.  In Isa. 56:6,7 Yahweh states that if someone wants Him to accept their prayers, they must learn to love His Name and keep His Sabbath day, see also Prov. 28:9. 

Brothers and Sisters, if we receive a love of the truth and accept Yahweh's law as the guide of our life, Yahweh will fight with us and we shall be victorious in the battle with sin.  However, if we turn our backs on any part of Yahweh's law we will find ourselves on the side of Satan in the great battle of the day of Yahweh.  Our life each day is not guaranteed, we must watch and pray that Satan does not deceive us out of eternal life, that Messiah Yahshua grants to those that overcome sin, Rev.3:5,6. 

"Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame."  Rev. 16:15