What we know about the False Prophet comes from three verses:
* "And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon (Satan - Rev. 12:9), and out of the mouth of the beast (believed by most conservative theologians to be the Antichrist), and out of the mouth of the false prophet (Rev. 16:13).
* "And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone" (Rev. 19:20).
* "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever" (Rev. 20:10).
However, because we know that the "second beast" of Revelation 13:11-18 works miracles to deceive humanity into believing in the "first beast," it appears that the "false prophet" and the "second beast" are the same man (cp. 13:11-18 w/ 19:20). In addition, there are only three persons who are identified as being the leaders of the revolt against God and Israel's true Messiah: Satan, the "first beast," and the "second beast" (Rev. 16:13). This false "trinity" functions much like the true Trinity. It is comprised of Satan, who would be god (Isa. 14:12-14; 2 Cor. 4:4); the beast, who is empowered by his god and causes humanity to worship Satan (Rev. 13:2-4); and the "second beast" whose main focus is to get mankind to worship the "first beast" (Rev. 13:11-15). In addition, since the beast, and the false prophet are cast into the lake of fire (Rev. 19:20; 20:10), and no mention is made of what happens to the "second beast," it is logical to recognize them as being one individual person.
Believers do not need to know the identity of the Antichrist and the False Prophet!
We will not be on earth during their "reign of terror" (Ch. 6-18)! Praise God!