ANTI-CHRIST

We have completed the first part of our study on the Second coming of Christ. In our study we have covered up to the Rapture. Rapture is the blessed hope of every believer. As we believe in the pre-tribulation theory we know we will be caught up to meet the Lord in the clouds, and we are going to be with the Lord forever.

The anticipation of the Believers at Thessalonica, and Apostles Paul’s subsequent answers to them about the rapture is quite sufficient for any believer to know about the coming of the Lord for all time. The believers at Thessalonica were able to wait for the coming of the Lord. But soon they were brought into another problem further Apostle Paul was in need to write another letter to them. False teachers or the writings of someone as if written by Paul brought confusion for them. To solve it the second letter he wrote to them soon. In the second chapter of it we read about the “Man of sin” or “ Man of wickedness” who is the Anti-Christ.

2. Thes.2: 1-3 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Let us find whom this “man of sin” or “son of perdition” be? When he is going to be revealed and what he will do? Who he will be and from where he will be coming. What the signs to identify him? How will be his end, and what will happen to them who obey him? There are various interpretations and arguments about him, let us search the scripture to understand more about him. In our brief study we are trying to find the answers for all above questions.

Those who are not really searching the scripture could easily be shaken in mind.  The rumors often come thru the media. The invention of supercomputers capable of handling all the world’s trade or personal data even to the minute details caused many to believe as the Anti-Christ. Few years before such a computer was designed and developed in Brussels, and unfortunately named as “Beast,” the same name we read of Anti-Christ. Could the computer be the Anti-Christ? I have to say No, for Anti-Christ is a person than a system.

When anti-Christ will be revealed?

2.Thes.2: 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

What it means the falling away?

Bible scholars have different opinions; when we say (snatch away) the rapture, others shall say it is (apostasy) the falling away from faith. An earnest study this compared with other portions will make it clear, the rapture must occur first, then only the man of sin be revealed. Since the rapture could be any moment from now, the man of sin is also to be revealed soon.(Before the rapture antichrist will not be revealed)

Following the rapture, the Judgment seat of Christ where we all need to appear, and there the rewards will be received for what we have done while in our bodies. Follows the marriage of the lamb and then the marriage supper. All it will be taking place in the heavenly places.  But on the earth we have already studied it is the fulfillment of the seventieth week, the period of great tribulation.

Chapter 2 and 3 of the Book of Revelation speaks of the present church period. As we know we are at a time of return of the Lord; we pass thru the period of Laodicea. After the period of church in Chapter 4 we read the voice “Come up” the shout for rapture. Beginning with Chapter 6 we are not seeing the church but the things follows the rapture.. The man with the bow in his hand riding on the white horse is not Christ as some may think, but it is the revelation of the “man of sin”. But the world may not recognize him as the Anti-Christ (chapter 13) until he break the covenant with Israel and stops the daily offerings and erect the abomination in the holy place.

What Bible says about him? (Views given)

Daniel

Daniel 7: 8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. (As little horn)

Daniel 7: 25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Daniel 8: 8-9 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.

(Little horn waxed exceeding great)

Daniel 8: 10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

Daniel 8: 23-25 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.  And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.  And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

(A king of fierce countenance)

Daniel 9: 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. (Prince that shall come)

Daniel 9: 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Daniel 11: 36-39 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.  Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

Zechariah

Zec.11: 15-17 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.  Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened. (Idol shepherd)

Apostle Paul

2.Thes.2: 3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (“Man of sin” or “son of perdition”)

2.Thes.2: 8-9 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders (“Wicked” or “lawless one” in RSV)

Apostle John

1.John 2: 22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist,  that denieth the Father and the Son. (The Liar)

Revelation 13: 1-10 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.  And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.  And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. (Beast rise of the sea)

Revelation 13: 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Revelation 19: 20 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.

Revelation 20: 10 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.

Who is antichrist?

1.John 2: 22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist,  that denieth the Father and the Son.

What it mean spirit of antichrists?

John 4: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Every religion or person who denies Jesus came in the flesh is of the spirit of antichrist. Paul warned to discern that already it was in the world. (Unitarianism possess the spirit of antichrist for it opposes the truth Jesus came in the flesh)

As Jesus was a person so it will be with Antichrist, for he can neither be Satan or a system. As Christ came as God’s man Antichrist will be revealed as Satan’s man. He is neither a “rival” Christ nor a “counterfeit” but one who “oppose” Christ in every fact. We read the mystery Christ manifested in the flesh. (1.Timothy 3: 16)  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. We read of the mystery of iniquity (2.Thes.2: 7; 9)  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.

The signs to understand him

  1. Christ came in his fathers name- Jn.5: 43

Antichrist comes in his own name –Jn.5: 43

  1. Christ came from above – Jn.6: 38

Antichrist ascends from the pit – Rev.11: 7

  1. Christ was despised by all – Is.53: 3

Antichrist will be admired by all – Rev. 13: 3-4

  1. Christ humbled himself- Phil.2: 8

Antichrist exalts himself – 2. Thes.2: 4

  1. Christ did his fathers will – Jn.6: 38

Antichrist will do his own will- Dan.11; 36

  1. Christ came to save- Lk.19: 10

Antichrist comes to destroy- Dan.8: 24

  1. Christ the good shepherd – Jn.10: 10

Antichrist the idol shepherd- Zec.11: 16

  1. Christ the truth – Jn.14: 6

Antichrist is the lie (1.Jn.2: 22)

  1. Christ the holy one- Mk.1: 24

Antichrist the lawless one- 2.Thes.2: 8

  1. Christ came as the man of sorrows – Is. 53: 3

Antichrist as the man of sin- 2.Thes.2: 3

  1. Christ the son of God- Lk.1: 35

Antichrist the son of perdition- 2.Thes.2: 3

  1. Christ was exalted – Phil.2: 8

Antichrist will be cast down to hell- Rev. 19: 20

      (At-least a dozen evidence we could see thru the above references)

 

Christ manifested in the flesh, in the line of David. The two different genealogies are given (1) Begins from Abraham ends with Joseph the husband of Mary- Line thru David and Solomon- Mat.1: 1-16 (2) Of Mary ends with Adam- comes in the line of David and Nathan (Lk.3: 23-38)

In the Book of Daniel a careful study will reveal the genealogy of the “prince to come”. To Daniel it was revealed in the dreams and visions

Daniel chapter 7- Four beasts came up from the sea (Dan.7: 3)

(Daniel 7: 17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.)

  1. Lion with eagle’s wings (Dan.7: 4) Babylonian empire (BC.606)
  2. Bear raised one side (Dan.7: 5) Mede- Persian empire (BC.536)
  3. The leopard with four wings- (Dan.7: 6) Greek empire (BC. 330)
  4. Dreadful and terrible beast with iron teeth (Dan.7: 7) Roman empire

(Daniel 7: 7-8 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast; it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.)

Daniel chapter 8- The Ram and the Goat

(The more close view of his origin)

  1. The Ram with two horns (Dan. 8: 3) The Mede-Persian (8: 20)
  2. The Goat comes from the west (Dan.8: 5) The Greek (8: 21)

Daniel 8: 8-9 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.

Daniel chapter 11- The king (of fierce countenance) Dan.11: 36

(A close up view of him)

Daniel 11: 36-38 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

The dreadful and the terrible beast with iron teeth-Roman empire

Daniel 7: 23-25 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

(Daniel 7: 12) As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

(A separate chart could be provided to learn the genealogy of antichrist)

 

 

1. Religious personalities

Early church believed and taught antichrist as a person to be revealed following (rapture) the coming of the Lord. Many are the candidates thought to be antichrist, from history, politics, religions etc. We will go thru a brief look in to it.

 

Will Pope be the antichrist?

As early as 12th century on ward there came a view and teaching, Pope is the antichrist. It has mainly come from the protestant background. Many are the books expressing such teaching. Will Pope be the antichrist? Let me say No; Pope cannot be antichrist, for Papacy is a system rather than a person. If so who and which pope could be antichrist? Let us see the arguments in favor and after all why he is not the antichrist.

Daniel 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; (It is true Pope is not responsible to any earthly authority) Revelation 17: 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.- (Pope considers himself above all civil authorities of the earth)

Heathenism is incorporated in the worship of Roman Catholic Church. “Pontiff” one of the titles borrowed from the Babilon’s heathen religious priest “Pontific”.

Daniel 11: 37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women,

(Celibacy is made mandatory for the Pope from centuries) 1.Tim.4: 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

Daniel 11: 38 But in his estate shall he honour the god of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. (Pope is the “saint protector” or “god protector” as he elects the saints to whom veneration, prayer and worship is diverted.)

He is controller or authority for all treasures- Vatican is the richest country in the world, considering the wealth Roman Catholic Church is the richest possessor of such treasures. (Daniel 11: 39) Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain. (Catholic Church own prime properties around the globe)

The infallibility of the Pope and his Papal encyclicals are made to be believed by the faithful as equal to the word of God

Pope holds the name “The vicar of Christ”. On his crown (Hara made of gold and comprise 3 crowns, with 252 pearls, 229 diamonds, 32 rubies, 19 emeralds and 11 sapphires) is written “Vicarivs  Fileli Dei” means the vicar of Christ.

After all having the favorable evidence for anyone to believe, we have to admit Pope or the Roman Catholic Church never has denied the doctrine of the trinity. In fact they recite the confession of faith, “Jesus Came in the flesh” and he is the Son of God.

Christ comes back to Jerusalem to remove antichrist, and not to Rome where Pope is.

Roman Catholic Church and Pope teaches to pray to Mother Mary and saints, but never direct to the Dragon (Satan)

If Pope is the antichrist, how he could be revealed before rapture? Papacy existed for centuries. For the above reasons we can understand Pope is not the antichrist.

It is interesting Pope Paul Innocent (Fourteenth century) had pointed out, that founder of one of the major religions of the world who neither accept the trinity nor the deity of Christ. Bible clearly teaches Jesus came in the flesh, and reveals his deity. Truly Jesus is the Son of God manifested in the flesh.

 

2. Historical personalities

Even before the birth of Christ, One of the Seleucid ruler Antiochus Epiphanes (BC. 176-163) nicknamed as “Antiochus epimanes” for his notorious and cruel acts was considered, for he did some of the things as described in the book of Daniel (Dan. 11: 31) And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

He forbade the worship of Jehovah in the temple of Jerusalem. He erected the statue of Jupiter Capitolinus as his god in the very center and desecrated the temple of God. BC. 168 he offered a saw on the Alter in the courtyard of the temple. Made broth and sprinkled in the holy place within the temple. He also destroyed the temple of Venus (the goddess of womanhood) at Elymais and fulfilled “will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of the woman (Dan.11: 37) But he died of a natural death and he was even before the first coming of the Lord and so no way he the antichrist.

Again Caesar Augustus Nero (AD.54-68) was considered, for his enmity to Christianity and his notorious acts in burning Rome in order to find a source to blame and destroy them and to rebuild. It was calculated the sum of his name as 666 as an additional reason to believe. But he died falling on his own sword.

3.Political candidates

Adolf Hitler the German dictator and warlord (During 1939 to 1945) he is accountable of 20 million deaths. He planned to exterminate the Jews from the world and therefore send 6 million Jews to concentration camps and gas chambers.

Began with Stalin of the Soviet Union, many presidents were pointed as the antichrist but they all passed away. No wonder on the other side some others pointed to J F Kennedy the American president as antichrist.

Henry Kissinger once the foreign secretary was thought to be antichrist, for he being a Jew and the calculation of his name fall to be 666, and for his shuttling for peace. 

Moshe Dayan the former defense minister, who lead Israel to great victory in the (in the six day war –1967, and another in 1973) was considered, specially for his appearance – (Zec.11: 17)- the loss of one eye in the war- (Rev.13: 3 it is not easy to survive after such a wound right piercing the eye) but he had a natural death. The number of the name calculated as 666 and being a Jew made strong to believe it.

(Many are considered in the past and they passed away, a short list only is brought to the attention)

4.A BIBLICAL CANDIDATE

There is a view that Judas Iscariot is the antichrist. What arguments are in favor of this? (Rev.17: 7-10)  And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

(If we agree on one point that beast that carry the woman is revived Roman Empire, How could it be possible “the beast that thou sawest “is not”. Roman empire was at the zenith of its glory when Apostle had this revelation given. It is clear that the woman sitteth on the beast is the apostate church left behind after the rapture of the true church. So it seems the beast is a person.  In that case Judas could be more relevant.

Judas Iscariot was a man (a person)

When John writing this Judas was not

The beast must come out from the abyss; About Judas only it is said: he is a “devil” (Jn.6: 70-71) The word “son of perdition” is also used about him (Jn.17: 8) gone to his own place (Acts.1: 24) Antichrist was on earth then he has to ascend from the bottomless pit again he must go back to the abyss. If Judas going to be incarnated as the beast it could be possible that he is the antichrist. (I am leaving this to your decision)

5.Modern Candidate

Indeed we have studied the signs of his coming, there remains no barrier for his coming again and can understand we are living probably as the last generation before the Lords coming, if so Antichrist also must be alive somewhere on the face of the earth, but he will only be revealed after the rapture.

We have learned “The times of the gentiles – Lk.21: 24 began with BC.606 with the invasion of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezer the king of Babylon. Followed by the Mede-Persian, the Greek and then the Roman. The Roman Empire was divided in BC.364, and lost its identity by 15th century, but the “prince to come” must be coming up from the revived Roman Empire. (Dan..2  the two legs; or Dan.7 the fourth beast)

THE BEAST OR THE KING OF FIERCE COUNTENANCE

Daniel 8: 23-25 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.  And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.  And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Daniel 7: 23-24 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

Revelation 13: 1-4 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.  And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

Revelation 17: 12-13 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

European Common Market (EEC)

The above verses speak of a king to come in to power, but not on his own strength. For the Dragon will be giving him power, and the whole world may wonder at him. The description of the beast reveals that he will be coming out these nations, and possess some of the characters of the four kingdoms. The 10 fingers (Dan. 2) the ten horns (Dan.7; Rev.13) alike speak of a federation of 10 kings, who will give power and strength to the Beast.  So this must be from the revived Roman Empire. The divided Roman Empire was dissolved to the European nations and to the eastern kingdom respectively. So the Bible students are closely watching the European Common Market, getting stronger than ever before. The confusion is only in the number of the member nations. It could be possible by the time of rapture to come to a 10 nations federation. But even greater problem is how Syria (North) and Egypt (south) could be fully out it, as we had seen the Greek Empire was divided into four kingdoms where Syria and Egypt were prominent in the further prophecies. It could be possible, a new federation of 10 nations to come up including these nations or could change the pattern to include them in the present federation.

When Christ (Messiah) came he came as a Jew, as promised to the tribe of Judah (Gen.49: 10) in the line of David. So antichrist also is expected to be an apostate Jew, probably from the tribe of Dan, (Gen.49: 17) and scholars points out the list of tribes sealed, (Rev. 7: 5-8) where Dan is missing.

The number 666

Revelation 13: 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

 

Significance of the numbers (Biblical scholars agree)

One:     Unity of the Godhead (Sovereignty)

Two:    Division and trouble

Three:  Divine completeness

Four:   Earth- World

Five:             Grace

Six:               Man

Seven:          Divine perfection

Eight:           New beginning

Nine:           Judgment

Ten:            Testimony

Eleven:       Apostasy

Twelve:      The nation Israel

Thirteen:     Rebellion

 

22 Hebrew alphabets and its numerical values considered

Aleph             (A)         1

Beth               (B)          2

Gimel             (g, gh)     3

Daleth            (d, dh)     4        

He                  (h)         5

Waw              (w)          6

Zayin             (z)            7

Heth               (h)           8

Teth               (t)            9

Yodh             (y)          10

Kaph             (k,kh)     20

Lemedh         (l)            30

Mem              (m)         40

Nun               (n)          50

Samekh         (s)           60

Ayin                            70

Pe                  (p, ph)    80

Sadhe            (s)           90

Qoph             (q)          100

Res                ®           200

Sin                 (s)          300

Taw               (t, th)      400

 

Six is considered as the number for man, was created on the 6th day. About Goliath measurements given and the list in the armor were of six or multiples of it. (1. Sam.17: 1-7) Same with the golden idol made by Nebuchadnezzer was figures of 6 and the number of instruments in the worship there also counted as Six (Dan. 3: 1-6) 2.Chr.9: 13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold; We are given an understanding how to know the Beast. (Rev.13: 18)  Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

(Those who learned of the numbers claims; number six compared to other numbers has the power to create enough numbers to number the people of the whole world.)

WHO THE SECOND BEAST AND WHAT HE WILL DO?

Revelation 13:11-12 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, (He is the false prophet- Rev.20: 20) and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (Imitation of what Holy Spirit doeth with Christ- Jn.16:14-15)

The second beast will make those dwell on earth to worship the first beast (Antichrist) He will do all wonders and miracles in order to deceive them, and force them to worship the idol of the first beast. He will have the power to give life or spirit. He will exercise power so that all will have to accept the seal of the beast “Number 666”.

HOW ANTI-CHRIST WILL APPEAR?

1. HIS REVELATION

Revelation 6: 1-2 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. (This is not Christ but the antichrist) He appears as a man of peace.

2.Thes. 2: 9-12 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Daniel 9: 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: (As seems as a man of peace, the unfaithful Israelites will enter into a treaty with him as the one who brings the peace to them. What he might be doing could be re-confirming the peace treaty that exists already. Daniel 8: 24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power. The political arena of the world following the rapture will accept him as a world leader who can bring the real peace to the world including Israel.

When Christ the prince of peace came they rejected and despised him. What the Lord Jesus Christ said will be fulfilled. John 5: 43  I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

Once he is in power he will do something strange. Daniel 7: 24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

2. HIS REIGN

First part of the week seems to be peaceful, and then (May be pressure will be upon him to break the covenant with Israel made) By the middle of the week he will break the covenant

Revelation 11: 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Revelation 11: 7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Daniel 9: 27 And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Daniel 7: 25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Rev. 13: 5-7 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.  And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (Cruel reign will be 42 months-Dan.12:7; Rev.12: 14; 13:5)

Revelation 17: 15-17 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

(Church is the chaste virgin, but the apostate church left behind after the rapture, is the whore, though first she may have control over the ten kings and beast, but once attained power, beast will hate her, make desolate, naked, eat off and burn with fire together with the ten kings)

Daniel 8: 24-25 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.  And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes.

(Antiochus Epiphanus did many of such acts, but “the king of terrible countenance” will be a peculiar personality, than anyone ever before. Wounds of Antiochus was not healed, he died, but we read of the beast it will be healed, he will break the temple we read also)

3. WORSHIP OF DRAGON AND BEAST

Revelation 13: 2-3 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. (Rev.13: 8) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Imitation of Satanic Trinity

God revealed in the Holy Scripture is triune. Satan also has an imitation. We read Dragon the Satan, the first beast that comes up from the sea the antichrist, then we see the second beast (False prophet- Rev. 20: 20) comes up from the earth (Rev.13: 11) And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. Doing miracles, giving spirit to the Idol of the first beast, Use power to receive the seal of the beast, and makes to worship the first beast.

Rev.13: 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (Brings to the zenith of Idol worship)

(It seems the beast will get a fatal wound, either he could be dead or almost dead, from there he will be healed- imitation of resurrection- But the world will be marveled and he will be in power with all strength of the Dragon to fulfill his evil doing)

4. The Jews realizing the man of sin

Isaiah 28: 15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

The Jewish people who have passed thru untold sufferings in the past will not realize the person with whom they make the treaty. He may be acting as the friend of Jewish people or one who work for their peace. He may show all high virtues the natural man will have. His surpassing victories will yield their trust. 

Matthew 24: 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

THE FINAL DOOM OF ANTICHRIST

Daniel 8: 25 he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

2. Thes.2: 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Rev.19: 19-20 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 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. 20: 10 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.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE RECEIVES THE SEAL?

Revelation 14: 9-11 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Revelation 16: 2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. (Shadow we see in Ex.9: 9-11)

(Any thing such as radiation –effect of the vial- can cause the release of the cobalt used in the devise to provide power for the microchips laid under the skin could result in the out break of the grievous sores)

Revelation 16:10-11 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

WHAT IF YOU ARE LEFT BEHIND?

I want my readers to think serious of this question. We have learned the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is the vital and imminent prophecy to be fulfilled and going to affect the people of the whole world. If you are a born again person sure you will be caught up at his coming. But if you are not then you will be left behind. There is no assurance you could be saved later. Christ died for your sins according to the scriptures, buried but risen on the third day and gone to heaven, He is willing to save you, if you will believe him as the Son of God, and confess with the mouth (Rom.10: 9-10) You can be saved now, then why you wait for “what if you are left behind”. Accept him as your savior and you can be sure of the blessed hope of the rapture.

If you are left behind, know that you are going to be under the rule of this “king of the fierce countenance.” About that time we read; Matthew 24: 21-22 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Revelation 13: 15-17 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Now is the period of the Gospel of grace. But then you could only be saved but then, Matthew 24: 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Revelation 6: 9-10 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Revelation 15: 2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

Revelation 20: 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

As I was preparing this lesson it happened I received a PPT by E-mail from my friend. It speaks about the latest development of a microchip ‘MONDEX’. Motorola is the producers of it and MONDEX is the brand name. They claim the advantage of being free from all theft and trouble of carrying money or cards. Saves you from fraud and identity.

Motorola are the producers of this Bio-chip for MONTEX could produced 1 billion an year and already on production for an year. It is the size of a small grain of rice having the size 7mm length, and 0.075 mm wide. If kept on a smart card could be misused, manipulated or expired, but the safest way is to implant in the body. Motorola done a research spending 1.5 million dollars and found the best place is under the scalp on the forehead or under the skin preferably back of the right hand. (Read and compare with Rev.13: 16-17) Many wealthy have started using it as tool against the kidnapping. More than 250 corporations and 20 countries are distributors, and many countries are privileged the use including US, Canada, UK, Australia, India, China and Sri Lanka. (Search on Google for “verichip”)

It contains a transponder that can read the information on the microchip. It has a rechargeable lithium battery, having a thermocouple charged by the change in the temperature of the body. But once you laid cannot be removed and if wants to be removed by surgery will cause the break of the capsule that will release the chemical of micro-bacteria to the body, not only that but also pass the information to the GPS (Global Positioning system) which will inform the authorities. FLEE FROM ALL OF IT. I don’t think it is just a mere coincidence, but an alert of the latest developments and the progress of the revelation of the man of sin.

DON’T WAIT TO BE LEFT BEHIND AND  BE SAVED

If you are an unsaved person thus far; Today is the acceptable time, today can be the day of salvation for you. Believe and be saved. God bless you.

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