What do the symbols frogs, dragon and false prophet in Revelation 16 represent?

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“And 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. For 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 God Almighty” (Revelation 16:13, 14).

Let’s look at these symbols and their meanings:

Frogs: this word is intended to emphasis the repulsiveness of the three unclean spirits (dragon, beast and false prophet) in the sight of God. Satan will use supernatural manifestations of various kinds (false gift of tongues and miracles) working through various human agencies (Charismatic movement), to unite the world behind his purpose to obliterate the saints who constitute the only barrier to his unchallenged dominion over mankind. https://bibleask.org/what-does-the-symbolism-of-frogs-mean-in-revelation-1613-14/

The dragon: represents Satan working through pagan Rome. In these last days it includes non-Christian religions such as Buddhism, Shintoism, Hinduism, the New Age, secular humanism, etc. Many pagans worship spirits and practice various forms of spiritism more or less resembling modern spiritism as practiced in Christian lands.

The beast: represents the papacy. https://bibleask.org/who-is-the-beast-of-revelation-13/

The false prophet: represents apostate Protestantism centered in America, which will take the lead in urging and influencing worldwide worship of the beast. The false prophet is identified with the second beast of Revelationi 13:11–17 ( v.n 11), which sponsors the first beast of v. 1–10, and by the miracles he has power to do in presence of the beast (v. 12–14), deceives men into making an “image” to it.

The dragon of Revelation 12:3, 4 and the false prophet of Revelation 13:11-14; 19:20 form an alliance with the beast of Revelation 13:1-10, or the papacy. These three powers will become allies in Armageddon, the final war against God, His law, and His loyal followers. This coalition is called “Babylon the great” by Jesus in Revelation 18:2.

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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