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NEWS BRIEF: "Analysts say Sharon's Palestine very limited", By Stephen Franklin, Tribune staff reporter. Tribune senior correspondent Howard Witt contributed to this report from Washington, Published February 12, 2002.
"JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon may have caused a stir in Washington with his comment that there would be a Palestinian state one day. But the reaction has proved different in Israel, where people are more familiar with Sharon's thinking. For starters, most Israelis on both the political right and left do not interpret Sharon's comment as a softening of his policies toward the Palestinians. Rather, they see him digging in amid the worsening violence and mayhem surrounding the 16-month-old Arab uprising."
"Israelis also know that the Palestinian state Sharon foresees is a far different, far more limited one than that envisioned by his predecessor, Ehud Barak ... 'The idea that he would agree to a Palestinian state is significant,' said a U.S. State Department official, adding that everything depended on the details of Sharon's vision of a Palestinian state ... When Palestinians and Israelis criticize Sharon for not having a specific peace plan, they don't understand his thinking, Shoval said." [Note: Shoval is Israel's ambassador to the United States]
" 'I would agree that he doesn't have a plan, the way Barak thought he had a plan.' he said. 'But he has a concept, he definitely has a concept.' Sharon has repeatedly said that the beginning of any talks can take place only when there is an end to violence by the Palestinians ... Likewise, the interim period when talks are still under way between Israel and the Palestinians might take at least seven years, according to Shoval.
SEVEN YEARS!? We Christians are expecting a 7-year plan to develop regarding Antichrist, are we not? With so many other global indicators flashing the near appearance of Antichrist, any mention of a 7-year plan is prophetically significant. Let us review the Biblical period of time for Antichrist and for the two halves of his Tribulation Period.
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." [Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
This key Scripture tells us that Antichrist shall "confirm the covenant ... for one week". In Jewish prophetic literature, a "week of years" was seven years. Thus, the period of time God will allow Antichrist to reign once he "confirms the covenant" is seven years -- seven Jewish years of 360 days each. We see this return to the Jewish system of reckoning a year, in the following verse; remember, the above verse that tells us this 7-year period will be divided into two periods ['in the midst of the week']:
Daniel 12:6-7: "And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, 'How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?' And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right and his left hand toward the heavens and swore by Him who lives forever that it shall be for a time, times, and a half a time ..."
This "time, times, and a half a time" is a Jewish idiom which means 3 1/2 years. Therefore, we know that the two halves of this 7-year period will be 3 1/2 years, which added together, is 7 years. If this is true, then we might find a reference to each of these halves in the number of days, which would be 1,260 days. Do we find any such prophetic mention like this?
Revelation 11:2-3: "But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days..." This is the old English way of referring to 1,260. So, these two witnesses shall be empowered to preach the Word of God for 1,260 days, or one-half the Tribulation Period.
Another way of referring to this 7-year period is by months; since 7 x 12 = 84 months, we know that one-half of this period is 42 months, precisely the number mentioned in Revelation 11:2-3, above.
Therefore, we know that Antichrist will be allowed to serve only 7 years once he has "confirmed the covenant", with Israel, once he has convinced the Orthodox Jewish leaders he is their long-awaited Jewish Messiah! Then, Jesus shall return with the Armies of Heaven [Rev 19:14] to annihilate the armies of Antichrist, and then to seize him and the False Prophet, and throw them into Hell [Rev 19:20]. In other words, at the precise end of the 7-year period, Jesus Christ shall return to cut off Antichrist from the rest of his plans. All the fancy plans New World Order leaders have beyond this seven years will be cut off by Jesus Christ Himself.
NEW WORLD ORDER TIMETABLE FOR ANTICHRIST AND HIS KINGDOM
The plan to produce Antichrist runs so wonderfully parallel to Bible prophecies, it truly increases your faith when you study it. In fact, this reality is what started Cutting Edge Ministries in the first place, as we sought to demonstrate to people how the demonic plan to produce Antichrist runs so true to Bible prophecies. We discount those details which do not conform to prophecy, because they will not come true. God is going to allow the forces of Antichrist to only fulfill their plans up to the 7-year mark, and then He will bring His mighty sword down on the entire Illuminist enterprise.
In drawing up their plans to produce an Antichrist that can convince the Orthodox Jews that he is their Messiah, Illuminist leaders realized they must be able to fake a "fulfillment" of all the Messianic prophecies contained in the Old Testament, as well as a number of extra-biblical expectations held by followers of the Cabala. Therefore, certain Illuminist authors have studied Old Testament prophecies very carefully, probably more carefully than most Christian believers. After all, they only have one chance in world history to stage Antichrist, and they must get it right the first time.
One such author is Peter Lemesurier, writing in his monumentally important book, "The Armageddon Script". He has this to say about a 7-year period, noting also that he envisions much time beyond the original 7 years.
"Inevitably, therefore, our kit of unused prophetic materials corresponds to a major extent with the residue. In summary, this comprises the prophecies relating to:
(i) the assumption of political power by the revived Messiah; [Cutting Edge Note: Bible Prophecy: 'one of his heads seemed to have a deadly wound. But his death stroke was healed, and the whole earth went after him in amazement and admiration.' [Rev 13:3]
(ii) the ultimate forty years of Divine Wrath;
(iii) the triumphant return of the Son of Man;
(iv) the inauguration of the final millennial kingdom" [P. 230; Emphasis added]
Thus, we can see that they have plans for 40 years of Divine Wrath, totally unsupported by Scripture. And, they have plans for a 1,000-year Reign for Antichrist. This plan obviously comes from Revelation 20:4-5, where Jesus is to rule for 1,000 years. Interestingly, Adolf Hitler considered himself to be Antichrist, and he devised elaborate plans that extended for 1,000 years! God cut him off after the Jewish Holocaust had run 7 years!
Now, let us go back to Lemesurier to see the seven year plan for Antichrist.
"... the kingdom of which he must go on to be crowned king is to be a world-kingdom ... not the mere, political state of the same name. It is possible, of course, that a vastly relieved Jewish people will eventually make him a present of that, too, but -- as we shall see -- his immediate task will be to found not a new political order, but a new spiritual one, in preparation for an even greater Kingdom that will encompass both ... The Plan outlined in the original Essene War Rule allows all of six years for the winning-over of Jerusalem and the re-establishment of the Temple worship and a seventh for the laying of further plans for world-conquest." [P. 235; Emphasis in the original]
Thus, we can see that, once Antichrist spends the first six years in Jerusalem, he shall need one more year to lay his further plans for world-conquest! Thus, Lemesurier plans for Antichrist to take the first seven years of his reign to deal with Israel and the Temple worship before he turns his attention to the "further plans for world-conquest".
It is entirely probable that the scenario we see unfolding before us in Israel right now is going in the direction envisioned by Lemesurier and other Illuminist leaders.We seem to be standing on the knife's edge right now, with a "fear of war" enveloping the entire region, with Arab armies encircling Israel, with Israel responding, and with the United States moving forces all around the region.
Therefore, it is highly significant that Mr. Shoval, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, should state that the peace conference being pushed by President Bush and Prime Minister Sharon envisioned lasting for "at least 7 years". Why did he not say any other figure, "10 years", or "20 years", or any other figure. That he would hit exactly on the Biblically mandated 7 year period is highly significant, even though the context in which Shoval made the statement seemed to point beyond that 7 year period.
The world has been mightily wearied by the 30 years of "shuttle diplomacy" between the United States, Israel, and the Arab nations, trying to establish a working and lasting peace. So many proposals have been set forth, the world is wearied by them all. Each and every attempt at peace has been ruined by deliberate attacks by Islamic militants, usually suicide bombers. The world is wearied by the many fierce wars fought since 1948. We are beginning to believe that no mere mortal man can bring peace at any cost under any circumstance to this region.
But, maybe a "Divinely appointed" man could bring "peace" to the region. Almost 50 years ago, an official of the group proposing a European Union made a startling statement; he said, "What we need now is a man to lead; be he the devil or a saint, we will follow him". [Henri Spaek, German official, 1959]
We may be at the point where only a Divinely appointed man, The Masonic Christ, could lead the region into a "peace". He would arise amidst startling "lying signs and wonders" and would personally lead the region into a "peace" by the force of the supernatural power flowing out of him. But, while people are cheering that a supernaturally endowed man has arisen to bring peace, they should do well to remember God's prophecy in Daniel:
"... by peace shall destroy many" [Daniel 8:25b]
With all other prophecies coming together at once all over the world, involving Economics, Politics, and Religion, and all pointing to the appearance of Antichrist, is it possible that this mention of a "7 year" period carries significant prophetic implications? We shall just have to wait to see.
However, remember that Antichrist cannot produced unless the world goes through the final birth "sorrows" of Matthew 24:8 [Read NEWS1408 for this understanding]. To produce Antichrist, the world has to go through the planned World War III. We have many articles on this subject at: http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/ww3.html
When World War III occurs, it will be the final birth sorrows or pangs of Matthew 24:8. We believe the world is close to this war, and that the first stroke was delivered on 9/11. Last week, Ra'anan Gissin, another Sharon aide was quoted as saying:
""The terror attacks on Sept. 11 and extreme turmoil in the Middle East point to one thing - World War III. We've been fighting a war for the past 18 months, which is the harbinger of World War III. The world is going to fight, whether they like it or not ... Sept. 11 was a watershed event, and things will never be the same. The battle lines have been drawn.''
Indeed, the battle lines have been drawn, the many "peace" ploys notwithstanding. As you contemplate the many voices being raised talking peace, remember three important facts:
1. The Bible predicts only all-out regional war after Israel comes back to her land [Joel 3]
2. As generals muster resources, call up reservists, and maneuver for the beginning of battle, politicians will become more and more publicly strident proclaiming a desire for peace. This is an old, old diplomatic game played just before major war.
3. Prime Minister Sharon has ordered the Israeli Defense Forces to "begin marking the zones" and "putting obstacles between them". In other words, as he talks peace, Sharon has ordered the IDF to begin the final preparations to visually make the target zones so that pilots of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters will be able to see exactly where to drop their ordinance. At the moment of the onset of this World War III, I believe Israel will take out the Palestinians in fulfillment of Obadiah 15-18. [Read NEWS1620 for full details]
SECOND PROPHETIC EVENT OCCURRING -- CHIPS IMPLANTED IN HUMANS
In the late 1970's a prophecy teacher said something I will never forget. He said: "you can tell when Antichrist is very close to appearing when you begin to see heavy and constant propaganda coming through the Mass Media to convince people of all the advantages of taking a chip under their skin." He felt such a propaganda campaign would be necessary to convince the people of the Western world that it would be to their advantage to take such an implantable chip; enough people in the population will be aware of the "Mark of the Beast" prophecy and will be normally skittish. But, if they were properly conditioned, properly reassured, they would be ready to take the real Mark when Antichrist was on the scene.
We are at this moment now; for the past year, we have seen repeated Mass Media propaganda coming out, telling us how wonderful and advantageous an implanted chip will be to us poor citizens. But, now, the time has come to actually implant willing humans.
NEWS BRIEF: "First Humans To Receive ID Chips: Device implanted under skin will provide identification and medical information", by David Streitfield, Times Staff Writer, latimes.com, May 9, 2002.
"Eight people will be injected with silicon chips on Friday, making them scannable just like a jar of peanut butter in a supermarket line. The miniature devices, about the size of a grain of rice ... will be targeted to families of Alzheimer's patients ... as well as to others who have complicated medical histories."
Thus, you can see how wise this prophecy teacher was two decades ago, when he predicted that the Mark of the Beast technology would be initially sold to the public on the basis of how advantageous it would be to everyone. And, in this test, the location of the Mark of the Beast chip is changed as well.
"The chip will be put in Isaacson's upper back, effectively invisible unless a hand-held scanner is waved over it. The scanner uses a radio frequency to energize the dormant chip, which then transmits a signal containing an identification number. Information about Isaacson is cross-referenced under that number in a central computer registry. Emergency room personnel, for instance, could find out who Isaacson is and where he lives. They'd know that he is prone to forgetfulness, that has a pacemaker and is allergic to penicillin."
Let us review this prophetic passage so you can see exactly where the False Religious Prophet is going to order the chip to be implanted.
"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.' [Revelation 13:16-17]
Therefore, technically speaking, the implanted chip these people are receiving tomorrow will not be the Mark of the Beast; the location of the original implants has specifically been chosen to be anywhere else other than the Biblically mandated forehead or right hand. The False Prophet and Antichrist are also not yet on the scene, to be ordering people to take their mark.
But, the conditioning will be heavy and fierce, to the point where the vast majority of people living at the time of Antichrist will be persuaded that the taking of his mark, during a time of a Satanic global Initiation Ceremony, will be no big deal. I do not know about you, but no one is putting a chip or anything else, inside my skin anywhere, for any reason.
We also note with interest, that two '6's are built into this first implantation of a chip inside human skin. The day, May 10, adds up to a '6' [5+1], and the day selected is Friday, the 6th day of the week. Let us all be on the lookout for yet another '6', maybe the time it occurs, or some other event yet hidden from view. As the Bible warned:
"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 13:16-18]
One thing is certain: this event is a precursor to the ultimate
Mark of the Beast, signified by '666'.
It is not often that we see two major events occur in one week that have profound prophetic significance. But, this week we did, as a Sharon aide said the regional "peace" plan would last "at least 7 years", seemingly a very clear reference to the 7-year Tribulation Period of Antichrist. And, then we see the first human beings taking a chip under their skin, a very clear forerunner of the ultimate Mark of the Beast.
It is high time everyone sit up, take notice of world events, and heed the words of our Savior:
"Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled." [Matthew 24:32-33; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
Events of the day are screaming at us now: Jesus is very near, "even at the doors". But, first comes the final birth sorrows -- World War III -- to produce Antichrist.
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