It is probably a good time for a refresher on who’s who!
If you have in mind the Trinity it helps. These are the parody of that perfect trinity:
The dragon (God the Father); the beast from the sea (God the Son, the Lamb) seen as Babylon, Rome and all the anti-Christ blasphemous empires of the world which follow and who use the Great Whore to tempt people to follow the beast; the beast from the earth (God the Spirit) seen as the false prophet who corrupts the nature of people through the mark 666.
“Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21 The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.” (Revelation 19 v 19-21)
So the beast from the sea and the beast of the earth (the false prophet) are captured. They never do wage war on Jesus Christ!
The Great Whore was already fallen and now the 2 members of the evil trinity are thrown in the fire of burning sulphur. The kings of the earth and their armies (representing the flesh of mankind) lay rotting on the floor (see yesterday’s devotion on v17-18).
Evil is unravelling fast. The beasts are gone. The dragon will be next.
For a quick 10 minute read then go to https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/most-awesome-awful-places-earth-gory-details-travel-science
Within the article you see the worst places on earth that are simply natural wonders but are super dangerous and scary at the same time. Like Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell which is a sulphur burning crater in a desert which is continually burning.
Once you have read of these places it helps to appreciate one far worse than these. All the anti-Christ blasphemous empires, religious and political and all the corruption that invaded the nature of the history of mankind are no more. They are in the lake of burning sulphur.
Can you imagine a world without those 2 beasts? John’s revelation is starting to make us become excited of what might look like a new earth. More to come!