Six, part One : Concerning the Antichrist
Matthew 24 : 4, 5 and 11 "Take heed that no man deceive you"
"We all like the thought of approaching some oracle that will make up our minds for us, painlessly, tell us what to do without our having to think"
Well, that is an illusion. But so is ploughing on regardless, head down, oblivious to what is ahead "----Peter Sain ley Berry
"The Bible says that the most powerful weapon in the antichrist's arsenal is deception. Through deception, he seizes control of the global power base. He deceives Israel into a false peace covenant.
He deceives the world into worshipping him as a god. Ultimately, he deceives the nations into a battle with Jesus Christ Himself at the Battle of Armageddon.
"And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world? "
"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive YOU." (Matthew 24:3-4)
THE TWO BEASTS IN THE END TIMES
"Beast" has the connotation of being arbitrary ( unreasonable ) and it also connotes one without a conscience. Beasts have no conscience, and predator-beasts have no mercy.
The Two Beasts mentioned in the Last Days are the anti-Christ and the False Prophet.
These two political men are described for us in Revelation Chapter 13.
The First Beast : The Antichrist Psuedo-Christ ; False Messiah
"The Antichrist feigns the fulfillment of prophecies concerning Jesus in the Bible, yet he opposes the redemptive theology of the Lamb Jesus ( forgiveness of sin through the shed blood of Jesus). And antichrist opposes Jesus' followers, since we Bible-believing Christians witness to the fact that there is no other Name given under heaven whereby we must be saved.
And that Name is Jesus, the second Person of the Trinity." ….. see ACTS 4:12
First, we will look at the references to the anti-Christ found in Rev. 13:1-10.
We notice that:
*he comes up out of the sea" (of chaos ..... economic turmoil, war, ?) Rev. 13:1
Quote on this subject :
" Here are two chief characteristics of tyrants.
The first is they come to power during times of chaos and anarchy. When the traditions and rules that hold together the invisible framework of social stability collapse, the tyrant seized his moment. We humans so yearn for predictability in our lives that even if it is offered by someone odious and suspect, we will often embrace it. Freedom run amok can be far more frightening to ordinary folks trying to raise their families and feed them than the cartoon figure with the moustache who insists on total power in order to restore our lives to the normality of our nostalgia."
" The second characteristic of tyrants is they dominate the epoch within their cultures. They demand and obtain a worship of personality. Statues, parades and rallies are only symbolic of the total authority they exercise over their people."
Rabbi Daniel Lapin http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=36187
*The antichrist beast has 7 heads ( he is the policy maker for the G -7 : the wealthy industrialized democracies;
*The antichrist beast has 10 horns : he is the policy maker for the EU --- UMFA Union Minister of Foreign Affairs --- , when restructured to 10 nations
( Western EU is 10 nations )
*there are 10 crowns (10 Prime Ministers) over each of the 10 EU nations. Each nation keeps its leader and rule. The EU never becomes a single Federated entity, but always remains fragmented into 10 pieces. The Bible says that "they receive one hour with the beast, but receive no kingdom" Rev. 17:12............ they "couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again".
1. The anti-Christ beast is described as a leopard, meaning:
he comes up swiftly; also meaning he will be over the Arab nations. (also over the third world)
2. He has feet as the feet of a bear, meaning:
he will be powerful; and also that he has the Soviet bloc under toe (Russia and affiliates)
3. He has the mouth of a lion, meaning:
he is forceful; and from a Western Democratic, English-speaking nation. His policy is law in the West.
4. "And the dragon (Satan) gave him his power (occultic, demonic)
and his seat (world wide governance)
and great authority ( unprecedented political, economic-commercial and military power ).
"Dragon" also connotes the Far East nations of China, India, Indonesia, etc. The Beast has policy-power over all nations.
Satan is able to give the Beast world governance for Satan is the "god of this world"
2 Corinthians. 4:4
"All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: [ kingdoms of this world ]
for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it.
If thou therefore wilt worship me [obey] , all shall be thine" Luke 4:6,7
He SITS in the Temple as God... 2 Thessalonians 2 :4 cross-reference
"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 showing himself that he is God." 2 Thessalonians 2:4
Could it be that when the man of sin sits on the newly discovered "mercy seat" (Ark of the covenant)
showing himself as God ( 2 Thessalonians 2:4 ) that at the same time blasphemy is committed.
Because of this outrageous
sacrilege, someone may attempt to assassinate the antichrist, thus causing a
head wound...from which the antichrist will recover.
It is possible that at that same time Satan will enter into the antichrist. Revelation 17:8 and Rev. 11:7.
The antichrist's feigned resurrection will be when he rises out of the bottomless pit.
"Now you know what witholdeth, that he (the man of sin ) might be revealed in his time."
2 Thessalonians 2:6.
What withholdeth is:
1. the falling away from the Bible as the only Foundation of truth, which predicts the coming of a Spiritual Messiah. But, in Apostasy, the people reject a Spiritual Messiah and prefer a political Messiah instead. 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.”
2. And also what withholds our Rapture is the fact that the man of sin must first be revealed by sitting as God. In the Temple of God
2 Thessalonians 2 https://hopetotheend.com/2Thess2.html
Until those two things happen, we cannot go in the Midnight Rapture.
Ark of the Covenant ..... the Mercy Seat
Satan has always wanted to be like the Most High. Isaiah 14:14.
The one thing Satan can never imitate or counterfeit is God's MERCY. Satan has NO MERCY. Therefore he covets the preeminent glory derived from the Mercy Seat. Satan covets sitting upon the Mercy Seat, since it was the place of God's glory, forgiveness and graciousness.
Satan can perform many wonders, but he can Never show mercy or compassion.
Today the re-discovered mercy seat [Ark of the Covenant ] is but a hollow form of the true reality.
"they shall say no more, "The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind, neither shall they remember it, neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done anymore" JEREMIAH 3:16
All relics are idolatrous for they get our eyes off of Jesus and unto objects....like today's Ark of the Covenant (mercy seat) or even the Shroud of Turin.
"Little children, keep yourselves from idols." 1 John 5:21
Perhaps Satan will enter into the man of sin just as the Scriptures told of Satan entering into Judas (John 13:27) on the night he betrayed our Lord.
Both of these two men -- Judas and the Antichrist -- share the distinction of being called
"the son of perdition" for this very fact: they surrendered their all to the evil one and betrayed our Lord.
John 17:12 and 2 Thessalonians 2:3
Now as we said earlier Satan, the dragon, gives all power to his man, the antichrist. He will be over all nations.
The Far East ( China etc.) will be allied Commercially, (trade agreements) but will never really be allied politically, we believe.
Because the Far East is allied commercially, they too will have to receive the 666 mark of the beast for world trade (buying and selling, importing and exporting).
That alone puts them under the dominion of the antichrist. They will have to abide by his rules of trade.
"And I saw one of his heads (1 of the economic G7 heads ) AS it were wounded unto death; and his deadly wound was healed--
It appears then that one of the G-7 democracies undergoes one of the following:
1.. a NYSE market downturn / crash impacting all financial markets
2. a switch to a global currency
3. Trade deficits so large that it necessitates switching over to a new financial digitized system.
This economic crash is only temporary. It is remedied quickly, for it says :"and his deadly wound was healed and all the world wondered after the beast".
Revelation / Apocalypse 13:3.
Eventually all financial problems will be dealt with by switching over to a "cashless system"....dealing with virtual "units", rather than with fiat paper money, or gold and precious metals. Please see Ezekiel 7:19
“They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. “
Cyber money, or virtual money, is a far more manipulative and controlling system than what we have today ( July 2017 ) A Digital, cashless society can eventually exclude someone from the financial system altogether, with the flick of a switch….”Access Denied”.
The antichrist and false prophet "fix" to the economy must be impacted globally. This could possibly mean a change over in our economic system to the 666 mark of the beast within one's body. ( Please see Rev. 13:18 … https://hopetotheend.com/chipindex.html )
It could also mean a time of great prosperity for those who trade Eternity (forever) for this short temporal time on earth ( a mere drop in the bucket of time… 42 months).
That could be the economic wound and the quick healing. Revelation 13:3.
“What will a man give in exchange for his soul ?” -- Bible
3 Different Wounds to take place :
Actually, "wound" is mentioned 3 times in Rev. 13. We believe that each one has a different connotation.
1. Economic wound [ 1 of the G-7 heads]….then quickly healed Rev. 13:3
2. Political wound…Rev.13:12….major political comeback….healed ( see also Rev. 17:11) …Former politician returns to power
3. Physical wound [ a feigned death, fake resurrection –special effects ] Rev. 13:14 "and did live". “lying wonders “ 2 Thessalonians 2:9.
Though antichrist is physically wounded, he feigns death and "resurrection" in order to mock and equate the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. This act is aimed at demolishing Faith in the cornerstone of Christianity:
the Atoning death and Resurrection of Yeshua Jesus.
The Beast seeks to "fulfill" --- by mock imitation --- all the Messianic Scriptures, including the wounding for our transgressions. What audacity. What a usurper. What blasphemy . What Hubrus.
The Beast kingdom here on earth can not promise Eternal Life like Jesus can, so they pretend that we can live eternally through "clones" http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.02/projectx.html
Military Superiority Space Corps http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Pentagon_military/Space_Corps.html
"And they worshipped the dragon (Satan)", and the beast ( antichrist )
who has far superior Western military power than all the other nations .
Since there are many nations with conventional, biological-chemical warfare, and even nuclear warfare, the difference here is not in conventional weaponry, but rather in satellite technology…Theater-war fought from outer space.…star-wars.
Western surveillance and technology gives the beast the advantage he needs. ( Iridium, Echelon, GPS, Milstar, Navstar, Galileo etc.)….
Will the Antichrist determine policy for NATO forces ? "Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"
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References -- Forces : hopetotheend.com/forces.html
New World Order : hopetotheend.com/6bibi.html
HOLOGRAMS in our Living Rooms ?? ( please see Hologram section at hopetotheend.com/ch2p2.html
His Image will be everywhere ( ubiquitous ) Rev. 13: 14, 15
The GREAT Tribulation (last 3 and 1/2 years at the end of this age )
The antichrist beast reigns for 42 months ( 3 and a half years).
This period of time is known as "The GREAT Tribulation", Matthew 24:21 and Rev. 2:22 and Rev. 7:14.
The first half of the 7 year tribulation period concerns Israel ONLY and is called The Time of Jacob's Trouble Jeremiah 30:7
Please see http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/may2017/seeker521.htm
The beast has not the love of women..."nor the desire of women". ( Daniel 11:37)
All women in society will be regarded the same as men. Same work, no benefits from marital status.
Already the EU is trying to have a unisex society. This greatly tears down respect for women, though the EU claims this will keep them from stereotyping. The final results will be devastating.
The beast, anti-Christ, is totally blasphemous and without conscience. He has no fear of God, nor man. He desecrates God's holy name and titles. He usurps those titles unto himself. He mocks God flagrantly and sacrilegiously. He blasphemes the dwelling place of God . He character- assassinates Believers who have passed on to heaven (whether by death or rapture.)
No opposition can
withstand him. And even though the renewed Christians and new converts who are here
on earth oppose him, they are worn out during his reign of terror:
"It was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them". Rev. 13:7
"and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them" Dan. 7:21
"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." Daniel 7:25
God's Greater Superiority ..... "in the midst"
Does this mean that God cannot help us in these Last Days? No. God can deliver anyone, anywhere, anytime---and under any circumstance.
"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day and for ever." Hebrews 13:8
Deliverance in those days will be the million miracles that happen in behalf of our welfare while in the midst of tribulation. And the greatest miracle of all will be the grace to endure and eventually to face martyrdom boldly and gladly. Those are the greatest miracles of all. Jesus' miracle working power is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
Please see hopetotheend.com/sparo.html and also and also hopetotheend.com/JJ.html
“O God, in wrath remember mercy" Habakkuk 3:2.
While it is true that God will help those left behind for a season, their trials will accelerate until He calls them home.
Those who have already been raptured are delivered OUT, because of their professed Faith. [like Elijah... 2 Kings 2]
Those who held back professing their faith until choices had to be made, will be delivered THROUGH….even through death. Isaiah 43:2
God delivers no matter what . In, out, up, down, through and inside-out; Yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever, our God delivers. He delivered the Jews while IN the Holocaust ovens before they crossed over into eternity, so we believe. Daniel 3.
"When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee". Isaiah 43:2 .
One either believes that or not. We believe it !
He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us !
(Hebrews13:5) "so that we may boldly say….
"the Lord is my Helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me"Hebrews 13:6.
We can go through death unscathed, crossing over beforehand.
You either believe that or you don't. We believe that ! See: BE NOT AFRAID
"The worst abomination that man can do to us, is to put us into the Presence of God"
What about torture ? "Where sin abounds, grace does more abound." Romans 5:20
God never allows us to be tried beyond what we can endure: “My Grace is sufficient for thee”-- 2 Corinthians 12:9
1 Corinthians 10:13 ; Isaiah 28:27-29 ; Psalm 18:25, 26; 1 Peter 4:12,13; Isaiah 41:10 + 14;
Isaiah 43:1-3 ; Hebrews 2:18 ( "tempted" and "tried" have the same meaning)
All Sufficient Grace
Unrepentant sinners die. Repentant Believers never die, "believest thou this?"John 11:25, 26
Believers cross-over at the time of their earthly parting; they do not die as non-believers do. Again, you either believe this or you don't.
Even though Death cannot touch us, suffering can.
"yea and all those that live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" 2 Timothy 3:12
The primary meaning of "suffer" is to "endure". In other words, abiding grace comes alongside of the persecution, enabling us to endure, or suffer. We are not standing on our own grit. We are undergirded by the mighty graces of God.
And He is more than able to walk us through.
“A perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18), and also greatly reduces suffering.
"My grace is sufficient for thee" 2 Corinthians 12:9
We are to "fear none of those things which thou SHALT suffer" (undergo)
Rev. 2:10; 3:10 "which shall come upon all the world". Rev. 3:10
The Antichrist Beast requires an embedded chip in our right hand or forehead, to give him our allegiance, and for all financial transactions. In this case, it is good to be non-compliant. Please see Acts 4:19, 20 and ACTS 5:28, 29. “We ought to obey God rather than men”.
Worship ( compliance ) will be given to this first Beast (antichrist ) world-wide. Will we be asked to endorse his policies ?
Please see https://hopetotheend.com/ch5sheaves.html if you would like not to be here at this time.
Those who are non compliant with the dictates of the antichrist and his false prophet will be martyred (beheaded, Rev. 20:4 ) These martyrs are already written into the Lamb’s Book of Life. They are redeemed, and NO ONE CAN PLUCK THEM OUT OF HIS HAND [John 10:28, 29]
No one can make them give their allegiance to anyone else but King-Jesus, no one, as long as they keep themselves in the love and obedience of God. Romans 8:38, 39 .
The 666 mark will be REQUIRED for ALL. hopetotheend.com/ch1p1.html
People will either willingly take it, or else not take it at all, giving up their life. (martyrdom). One will not be able to interact with society, if one decides not to take the embedded chip. It is required of ALL, for all. Yet all will not take it.
"Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. But rather
fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" ....spoken by Jesus --- Matthew 10:28
This time of Great Tribulation will be unlike any other time in history Matthew 24: 21; Daniel 12:1; Mark 13:19
"And ye shall be hated of all men for My name's sake" Matt. 10:22; Mark13:13; Luke 21:17
Many good and righteous people will be imprisoned, captured and relocated, parted from loved ones, sent into work camps and slavery etc.…all of this is referred to in the word "captivity". Rev. 13:10 and "prison" Revelation 2:10
Notice the segregated work camps (male, female) in Luke 17: 34-36
Many will be slain for opposing the system or the establishment, and for wanting freedom .
"Here is the patience and the faith of the saints" Revelation 13:10b "
Ye shall be hated of all men for My Name's sake
(for being a Christian…politically-incorrect, a 'dissenter', non-compliant with 666 )
but he that endures to the end (of his life) shall be saved" Matthew 10:22".
“I reckon that the sufferings of this world are not to be compared to the Glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
If you surrender your life here, you get it all there, a hundredfold…. becoming God's son and inheriting all things. Rev. 21:7
It's worth it. Otherwise the only alternative is an eternity in a real hell of unending torment forever. Think it through.
If you're wise, hang in there to the end. Jesus is well worth the wait---
whatever it is that we must go through to get to Him.
That, in sum, is what Rev. 13: 1-10 says about the beast anti-Christ.
DANIEL 7, 8, 9, and 11
More about the antichrist can be found in Daniel 7: 7-28.
"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".....Daniel 7:25
The beast here is described as being ferociously powerful, yet easily disposed of by Jesus Christ at Armageddon, at the end of the 3 1/2 years of the Great tribulation (Daniel 7:11).
Not only will our Lord
conquer the Beast, but the saints also will personally return in victory [ Jude 14,15; Dan. 7:18 and 27; Rev. 19:14] When this is
accomplished, History will have cleansed itself of the strong deception : that
man can rule apart from God.
Please see Daniel Chapter 4.
Daniel 8 tells us that the antichrist Beast will extend his rule far and wide, and will even cast down nations already under powers and principalities of the host of heaven.( nations under certain demons )
Antichrist's audacity in the spirit-realm tries to impress the prince of that host, Satan himself.
Demonic forces will be given over exclusively to the antichrist to cast down TRUTH. Can anything stand in the way, once truth is gone? No.
Antichrist's lies will work. They will prosper. They will bear fruit. The ears of the people will long to hear those lies.
Antichrist will destroy "wonderfully" Dan. 8:24. He shall cause craft (cleverness, as well as witchcraft) to prosper. Please see "Witchcraft" hopetotheend.com/craft.html
By peace he shall destroy many. He will actually seek to destroy Jesus Christ at His return to earth, Dan. 8:25. This is truly outlandish. "yet he shall be broken without hand". Jesus won't even have to lift a finger.
SHIELDING PLANET EARTH FROM ITS CREATOR
In the movie "Deep Impact", space-scientists were frantically trying to make a "killer-interceptor" that would destroy any exo-atmospheric objects (meteors, comets, asteroids).
And Vandenburg Air Force Base outside the L.A. Basin on October 2, 1999 successfully deployed a "killer interceptor" missile (star wars type...SDI ) over the Marshall Islands.
While meteors and missiles are the so-called object of these interceptors, is not the real -- though unreasonable-- object that of thwarting of the return of Jesus Christ to planet earth? Think that's far-out?? Well go back to the movie "Deep Impact", and notice that the name of the inteceptor is "Messiah".
Is the Kepler telescope looking for the return of Jesus Christ through "the Orion spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy" ?
"The telescope is scheduled to spend about three and a half years [ Ed: time of the Great Tribulation ] looking at the region of space, since before it is able to confirm the existence of exoplanets like Earth, it will need to witness at least two orbits around a star."
ABOMINABLE ARMY THAT DESOLATES-- https://hopetotheend.com/cc2.html
In Daniel Chapter 9:27 we are told that antichrist confirms an already previously-made covenant with Israel that is to her disadvantage for the remaining 3 1/2 years. We are also told that antiChrist makes Jerusalem desolate, meaning without an inhabitant.
Since Jesus says in Matthew 24:15--21 that the abomination of desolation, appearing in Jerusalem, initiates the last 3 1/2 years, then we can deduce that antichrist will bring into the city a military force that will exterminate every "foe" found in her walls. Unless of course they have escaped by the mighty hand of God, who will provide for them for 3 1/2 years
( the "Remnant" of Rev. 12:14). They will only know to do this if they are reading the New Testament. "Flee"
See also Daniel 12:1b and Elusive Dove"
Daniel 11:20--45 goes on to relate the political ploys, intrigues, lies and flatteries of the antichrist beast . Yet even at this time, "the people that do know their God will be strong and do (spiritual) exploits" Daniel 11:32.
Eventually, even these people will be captured and killed (martyred)
"yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity and by spoil (deprivations, confiscation of property and possessions) many days." Daniel 11:33
The utter depravity and blasphemy of the beast is described in Dan. 11:36-37. The only god he worships is himself and his might…. "the god of forces".
"And a god whom his father knew not (satellite-laser-warfare…star wars) shall he honor…."Thus shall he do in the most strong holds (computer war-rooms, command and control centers, bunkers ) with a strange god (demonic, Satanic technology).
"Yet he shall come to his end and none shall help him" Daniel 11:45.
He will die unaided, unwept, and unsung. What a horrible end.
This is confirmed in Revelation 19:20.
Daniel 11:38 ...worshipping Technology
"and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold and silver, and with precious stones (ruby lasers etc.), and pleasant things
Nanotechnology : gold and silver
Designing new materials with otherwise unattainable properties, sometimes referred to as "metamaterials," is one of the promises of nanotechnology. Two-dimensional patterns had previously been created from gold nanoparticles of different sizes and mixtures of gold and silver. Extending this concept to three dimensions with more diverse types of materials demonstrates the ability to bring more materials together than previously realized http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/03/pr0368.htm
The 494-kilo (1,000-pound) spacecraft used hexagonal wafers of silicon, gold, sapphire and diamond to capture 10 to 20 micrograms of the invisible bits of solar wind. The samples were the first returned to Earth from outside the moon's orbit, and the first samples of any kind returned to Earth since the final Apollo mission to the moon in 1972.
Many people wonder if the Church will be here to see antichrist (AC) arise. We believe that we will indeed see him arise as the man of sin sitting in the temple as God.
That is what Paul tells us in 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2:1-12
But we will most likely be gone by the time the desolating army takes over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The desolating army is called "the abomination of desolation". Note the word "desolation" associated with an army in Luke 21: 20.
In 2 Thessalonians 2 , Paul tells us that we can not go in the Rapture until we witness the Apostasy or "Falling Away" within the Church.
And we also cannot be raptured until the "man of sin" is revealed, who will sit in the temple showing (demonstrating) himself to be God.
Will he be sitting on a newly found Ark of the Covenant Lid, thereby manifesting blasphemy?
Will this be in the archaeologically-discovered Holy of Holies site beneath the Temple...the secret chamber??...
When it comes to pass, we are to "believe it not" Matthew 24:26 ....meaning there is no relevance any more to the Ark of the Covenant (Jeremiah 3:16)
At this time Paul tells us that the antichrist Beast will oppose something. Most likely it will be three things in particular:
1. He will oppose God.... The Three Persons in One God ( Hebrew : "ekkod" ) the Trinity .
Father , Son and Holy Ghost.
He will especially disqualify Jesus as Messiah and replace himself in that role.
2. He will oppose Israel, for he now breaks his covenant with them Dan. 9:27
3. And he most likely will oppose nuclear-militarism, as his role of "Prince of Peace"
( " Tsar of Peace' " = 666 in Hebrew ?) Please see https://hopetotheend.com/tsar.html
Tsar of Peace, an oxymoron
Yet on antichrist's last day on planet earth, the Beast will detonate world-wide conflagration and war in the heavens
( star wars ). He is not a prince of peace, but a villain of global holocaust.
Many Israeli people believe in a political messiah, anyone who can give them peace at any price. So, many will hail this man who comes in peaceably and obtains through flatteries.
However, many will not accept him. They know the real Messiah, from the usurper.
Perhaps there will be someone who retaliates against this blasphemy of sitting on the Ark ( the mercy seat ) and that person may make an attempt on the life of the antichrist Beast.
Or else a "lying wonder" may take place wherein the antichrist appears to be wounded unto death Rev. 13:14
"Sword" here means "weapon".
Of this death scenario we are to believe it not. This lying wonder has a grand finale---an apparent coming back to life again. And we repeat : "believe it not".
We have been told of this event beforehand. We are to watch for it, and to know that it is a hoax, and "believe it not". Please see "I'm No Fool" ...."Lying With Pixels" (digital-deception).
The anti-Christian society will say that the concept of Resurrection therefore, is merely one's personal belief...not necessarily fact, since Christians choose not to believe in this antichrist “lying wonder” in modern times.
But our Lord was resurrected without Steven Spielberg or any special effects. There were no holograms, projecting mirrors, pixels or digitization of any kind at the time of our Lord's resurrection. He resurrected by the power of God within -- plus or minus nothing.
Our hearts know truth from lies. Hebrews 8:11
We also are quite aware of the "special effects" age we live in....how ployful our age is. Images today, whether on TV, Internet or photos, are highly manipulated; they can easily be altered and changed due to digitization.
"Digit-imagery" is the ultimate in "divide and conquer"...the old Roman bromide. Divide an image on TV, Internet or any picture into pixels....manipulate the pixels by size color, addition, subtraction or magnification and the altered image passes for real. The ultimate in deception! We can no longer trust our eyes to visual imagery.
One takes an image, slices it infinitesimally into "dots"......then replaces any dots so desired, until the image becomes a lying wonder...a LIE...not the true image at all. We must not believe everything we see in electronics. (TV, Internet, photos, holograms etc.) or even what we hear (digitized audio)
The Ultimate Makeover
Anything from the past can be retrieved, digitized and revisioned, or resounded. We can no longer trust the media. Perhaps this is what our Lord meant when He said that when He comes back, will He find faith (trust) on the earth? Luke 18: 8.
3-D Nanotechnology http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/03/pr0368.htm
We are aware of the intense hatred Satan and the antichrist have against Jesus Christ and His bodily resurrection. (ArchBishop Carey denying Jesus' Resurrection by casting doubt)
We are not surprised then that they try to imitate a resurrection so readily.
Holy Ghost-led hearts are wiser than the System and their ghosting-holographic-appearances and special effects.
But this is the age of deception, and God tells us that He will turn non-believers over to a strong delusion, for not having loved the truth.
Many will fall for this charade:
"because they received not the love of the truth." ...
"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness (sin)" 2 Thessalonians 2:12
The truth that new agers deny is that Jesus as God came to earth, lived as a man, proclaimed the gospel of forgiveness of sins through His shed Blood, died a substitutionary death on Calvary and rose alive again 3 days later, and lives forever more.
He is the fulfillment of FirstFruits (Bikkurim, Easter Resurrection ) at the exact timing given in Daniel Ch. 9:26. Jesus was "cut off".
There is no excuse not to believe in Jesus Christ and all that pertains to Him.
Please see Annie's page documenting the Scriptural Messianic prophecies that Jesus fulfilled in His lifetime
And there is every reason to deny the false ploys of the politically advantageous. (usurpers)
STRONG DELUSION--- 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11
Both the antichrist and the false prophet will try to undermine the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His singular promise of everlasting life by endorsing scientific-manipulations..."lying wonders" .
"Methuselah" telomerase -- longer life, youth restored ?
"But scientists from Geron Corporation and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas showed in the lab that by adding the enzyme telomerase to human cells, they could make them into little Eveready Bunnies. They just kept on dividing and dividing
Later they stunned the scientific community when they showed that telomerase restored the youth of aging human skin tissue that had been attached to the backs of mice. Consider that as you celebrate your 100th birthday you could have skin that's as clear and smooth as the proverbial "baby's behind" -- without the diaper rash. http://www.techcentralstation.com/120203E.html
While some of this info is valid .... and while it is true that one's life-span will greatly increase during the LORD's millennium, it is also true that time will tell.
God's ways are infinite, and beyond our understanding.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways, My ways, saith the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts”. Isaiah 55:9.
So far we have looked at the Antichrist Beast, the first Beast of Rev. 13
Now we will see his partner-in- abominations, the False Prophet, the second Beast of Rev. 13/.
Chapter 6 continued here