New Defender's Study Bible Notes
16:13 false prophet. This infernal trio (that of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet), perhaps thinking to emulate the Holy Trinity, and still hoping to defeat the Triune God, will meet in an urgent council, knowing their time is short. The devil’s angels will already have been defeated by the heavenly angels (Revelation 12:7-9), so they will know these demonic hosts cannot prevail alone. Their only desperate hope is to augment these spirit-armies with all the remaining human hosts as well. All these demons of hell, evidently directed by three chief angels in the Satanic hierarchy, will soon be sent out to persuade all the nations to send their armies (and all the conscripted civilians they can muster) off to Israel to do battle with the Lord Jesus when He returns.