Revelation 13:12 ‘He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.’
The first beast, the end-time antichrist, will be moving in the authority of Satan and this authority will be bestowed upon the second beast, the false prophet.
There is something about a person who moves in authority, whether for good or bad. They have a certain charisma and confidence that draws others to them.
Adolf Hitler is a clear and obvious example. He led with an evil authority that convinced others to follow him to the bitter end.
The mandate of the false prophet will be to draw the gullible to follow the antichrist. He will draw attention to the apparently miraculous healing of the fatal wound that he had suffered.
He may also gather together and give credence to those who practice false beliefs and religions and foster deception in the hearts of those who seek spiritual answers,
The strength of the antichrist will be in military prowess and political wranglings. By contrast, the false prophet will excel in the arena of faith and worship, convincing the populace of the wisdom of bowing before the altar of the end-time beast.
More tomorrow, thank you for reading this…