The False Prophet is likely the least understood of all the agents of the Apocalypse.
Scripture doesn’t reveal how he is first introduced to the world or what his path to notoriety will be.
He appears out of nowhere in Revelation 13 whereupon he launches his dramatic Image of the Beast and Mark of the Beast campaigns.
As he roles these out, in the middle of the Tribulation, we’re told he “exercises all the authority of the First Beast” (Rev. 13:12 – the revived Ottoman Caliphate).
The False Prophet’s mysterious “Image of the Beast that Speaks” is a topic rarely even mentioned. Expositors avoid the subject like COVID-19. They don’t understand it because, unfortunately, their skewed paradigm prevents them from seeing it.