When Will the Beast Rise?

by Michael Trofern

The book of Revelation teaches that there will be a kingdom upon Earth which it refers to as a beast with ten horns and seven heads of Rev. 13. The Antichrist will rule this kingdom for 42 months. The common belief among many Christians is that all the events described in the book of Revelation from the first seal onwards, takes place during those 42 months; however, Revelation itself tells us when the beast rises within the framework of the seals and trumpets.

You are about to learn when the beast will rise, within the events that take place in Revelation. Notice what chapter 11 says about the beast:

Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. (Rev. 11:7)

Notice that the beast is said to come up out of the Abyss. This is stated again in chapter 17:

The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. (17:8)

So there can be no doubt that the beast will RISE UP OUT OF THE ABYSS. At the present time the Abyss is closed and locked. We are told that the Abyss will be opened in Rev. 9:

The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. (Rev. 9:1)

The wording of this passage suggests that John sees a star that had already fallen, which would refer back to the third trumpet, which is an asteroid impact. This is also seen in the orginal Greek and most translations.

The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. 2 When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. (Rev. 9:1-2)

This asteroid opens the Abyss, symbolically speaking. It means the events that take place after the fifth trumpet, take place as a result of the asteroid impact. Fourth trumpet is darkness over one-third of the earth, therefore, it is caused by the asteroid impact. The darkness will cause crop failures and famine, which has always been the cause of war, and will be again.

So it should be no surprise that the 6th trumpet brings a global war that will kill 1/3rd of the world’s population. And contrary to most teaching on the beast, it will not rule the world, but it will try. Its purpose is to “make war” (13:4, 7).

Here we have learned that the beast rises up out of the abyss with the 5th trumpet. This proves that the Antichrist is NOT the rider of the white horse of the 1st seal. It also destroys one of the major foundational points of the pre-tribulation Rapture theory.

The beast with ten horns will exist for only 42 months (Rev.13), so the events of the seals and first 4 trumpets take place before the beast comes to power.


2 responses

  1. Hi Mike

    This next chapter is your own text from other article:

    “All nations on planet Earth did not go to Egypt to buy grain, neither did all nations seek an audience with Solomon, neither was the whole planet taxed by the Romans, neither did the whole planet follow Jesus while he was on Earth. What this shows is that the Bible often speaks of the whole world or the whole Earth, but it really means just a portion of the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Europe of no certain size. So when the book of Revelation says the whole world will worship the beast, it does NOT refer to the entire planet.”

    You teach fine and correct so why you change your line here in this article and teach there will be a global world war? Those things in Rev.9:1-11 have already happen in the Middle East and Eagle has sounded His 1.Woe and Trumpets have been heard all over the world, starting at Kiev on autumn 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OxtTumFcxk&feature=related We are already on Revelation 9:13.

    Thing you call an asteroid is so very spiritual happening in Rev.8:10 and certainly not actual event we can see of our own eyes. Think spiritually like this whole Book of Revelation has been seen. Those things in Rev.8 may happen in reality too after the beast has risen in to power or during the Wrath of God. We will see that very soon.

    God Bless you and very best to you Mike

    Bye, Petri

  2. Actually, those events have not yet happened. The events of the 1st four trumpets are natural disasters that will take place; and have not happened. Those disasters will lead to the rise of the beast from the abyss because he sees his chance to wage jihad and does not believe that the U.S. will be able to stop him/it, the next empire that will try to conquer the world. The goal of Islam is to conquer the world, not just the Middle East. They already control the Middle East except for Israel.

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