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If we are to understand the Man of Sin whom the Bible calls "Antichrist", we must first turn to the Bible!
On many occasions in the past, we have studied the appearance of Antichrist from an occult / Illuminati perspective. We studied how their plans, if carried out, would fulfill many Biblical prophecies. Today, we shall study some of those prophecies. (Biblical Revelation concerning Anti-Christ is taken from book, "Things To Come", by J. Dwight Penecost, pages 332-339 unless otherwise noted).
First, let us define who Antichrist is. Many people are confused about him today because they do not know what the Bible has to say about who he will be. u
The Anti-Christ is a person who will come to power at the end of the age. He will claim to be Jesus Christ coming the Second Time.
"He is the head of the last form of Gentile world dominion, and must be of Gentile origin." (Rev 13:1; 17:15, Penecost, P-332). He must also arise out of the Gentile World, (Daniel 9:26-27).
"His influence is world-wide". (Rev 13:8, P-333) God revealed at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) that His plan for the nations of the world is to have sovereign nations, none of whom would be allowed absolute control over all the earth. However, during the last days, Anti-Christ would be allowed supreme dictatorship over the entire earth. This dictatorship would be political, spiritual, and economic. We see his political control in Revelation 13:16, where he forces both small and great to take the Mark of the Beast. The word "great" here literally means those who are politically powerful. We see the spiritual aspect in his forcing every one to worship him (Rev 13:8). Finally, we see the economic dictatorship in Revelation 13:16-17, where no one can buy or sell anything without the Mark of the Anti-Christ.
* "He eliminates three rulers in his rise to power." (Daniel 7:8, 24, P-333). Interestingly, these 3 rulers whom the Anti-Christ destroys in his rise to power are part of 10 Kings which shall rule the world in the last days. These Kings are also referred to as Horns and Toes.(Daniel 2:41-44 & 7:24). Many scholars have taught that these 10 Kings represent the European Common Market (the Old Roman Empire). However, we would prefer a much broader interpretation as to the identity of the 10 Toes of Daniel 2. We feel that the language of Daniel 2 and 7 indicate that the final kingdom spoken of is not a Revived Roman Empire; rather, it is the final form of a Roman Empire that never passed out of existence. In its final form, it will expand to cover the entire world. This interpretation would seem consistent with the known interpretation of the Man's Figure in Daniel 2, of which the 10 toes are the final part. This interpretation would also be consistent with J. Dwight Pentecost's conclusion in his book, "Things To Come".
God seems to be foretelling here that the world's nations in the last days shall be reorganized into 10 Super-Nation states. As soon as this reorganization is completed, the Anti-Christ will arise (the Eleventh Horn, Daniel 7:8). New World Order planners have already devised their 10-Nation Reorganization. In 1974, a book entitled "Mankind At The Turning Point" devised a reorganization of the world's 170+ sovereign nations into 10 Super-Nations. We have listed these 10 Super Nations for you:
Please take a few moments to read our Archived Headline News Article which explains thoroughly how the final 10 kings of the earth prophecy is unfolding in our Daily News, right in front of our eyes! This article is NEWS2363, entitled, "There Is Only ONE Sequential Prophecy Which Shall Provide Us A Clear Gauge By Which We Can Know The Approximate Time That Antichrist Will Arise!"
Prophetic time is really very late.
Now, let us return to our discussion of Antichrist and Satan.
* " Anti-Christ is the head of Satan's lawless system (II Thess 2:3). He is the supreme example of rebellion against God." Blasphemy can be expressed in two basic ways:
1. Saying things which slander the character of God or which demean Him
2. Claiming to be God
The Anti-Christ will be guilty of both these blasphemies. Daniel pictures him in 7:20 as a horn which had a mouth speaking great things; Daniel 11:36 reveals he shall "exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and speak astonishing things against the God of gods." We see this most clearly in the claim which Maitreya shall make that he is a Seventh-Level Occultic Adept whereas the Christ Consciousness which came upon Jesus Christ was only a Fourth-Level Adept. (Constance Cumbey, "Hidden Dangers Of The Rainbow", p. 96-97). How will the peoples of the world respond to this incredible blasphemy? Daniel 11:36 predicts he shall "prosper until ...that which is determined by God shall be done." In Revelation 13, we see the Anti-Christ successfully convincing the peoples of the world that he is god and is thus worthy of adoration, worship, and loyalty. Expression of this loyalty will require every unsaved person on earth to allow a mark to be permanently implanted in their hands and foreheads.
Now, let us discuss what the Bible says about the personal characteristics of Antichrist.
* " Anti-Christ will be marked by intelligence, persuasiveness" (Daniel 7:8, 20; 8:23). Further, he will have an "understanding of dark trickery" (8:23), which means he will be an adept in the occult. This mastery of the occult will give him great power over the other leaders of the world. History records that Adolf Hitler possessed the occultic ability to overpower other world leaders in one-on-one discussions by the force of the occultic power within him.
Indeed, the New World Order Plan states Anti-Christ will be the Supreme Adept of all time (Alice Bailey, "The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy). Occultic mastery has long been symbolized as the all-seeing eye (remember the Satanic significance of our $1 bill as we showed in our DVD, "The Eye of the Phoenix"?)
* "He will be renowned for his subtlety and craftiness (Ezekiel 28:6)". Another way of phrasing this is that he will be supremely deceitful. Daniel 8:23, 25, uses words like "understanding dark trickery and craftiness" to describe Anti-Christ. His deceit will help him achieve his goals. Remember Jesus' warnings in Matthew 24:11 & 24, that this false Christ will be allowed to show such "great signs & wonders so as to deceive even the very elect, if possible." These warnings of deceitful activities takes us to Revelation 13:13-14, where the False Prophet and Anti-Christ will be able to perform such false supernatural "miracles" that the peoples of the world are deceived.
The great over-riding feature of the entire system of the Anti-Christ -- the New World Order -- is blatant deceit. In fact, New World Order writers boast of their planned deceptions, because they arrogantly believe the great majority of the world's population is too stupid and lazy to know what is best for them. Only the New World Order Planners know what is best for the world, and they have determined that they can achieve their goals only by deliberate deception of the poor masses. (Bill Cooper, "Behold A Pale Horse", p. 49; Peter LeMesurier, "The Armageddon Script", 215-252).
From whom will Antichrist draw his great spiritual and political power?
"He receives his authority from Satan and is controlled by Satan" (Rev 13:4; Daniel 8:25). Anti-Christ will attempt to annihilate Christians during the last 3 1/2 years (Daniel 7:25, 12:7, & Rev 13:1-6). Why would God allow those who have received Jesus as Lord and Savior to be slaughtered? God reveals, in Daniel 11:34, that "It will be a test, to refine, to purify, and to make those among God's people white, even to the time of the end." (Daniel 11:35). Incredibly, God has a specific number of Christian martyrs in mind, as we see in Revelation 6:9-11. "When the Lamb broke open the fifth seal I saw at the foot of the altar the souls of those whose lives had been sacrificed for adhering to the Word of God and for the testimony they had borne...they were each given a long and flowing white robe, and told to rest until the number should be complete of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed as they themselves had been." Revelation 12:11 further illustrates this martyrdom, "...for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death..."
This temporary victory of Anti-Christ over the followers of Jesus Christ is illustrated in Daniel 12:7b, as God predicts Anti-Christ's victory shall "crush the power of the holy people" and "make an end of shattering". Jesus Christ will personally intervene when He physically returns to destroy the power of Anti-Christ, casting him into Hell.
God provides us with one number by which we shall know Antichrist.
* God has assigned the number '666' to the person and the name of the Anti-Christ (Revelation 13:17-18). Since the Anti-Christ will be an all-powerful dictator, we believe his system may embody many of the same characteristics ascribed to him. Thus, elements of his system will be identified with the number '666'. Interestingly, God's revelation is given in the 13th Chapter, verse 18. Is it coincidence that the number 18 is 6+6+6? Christian author, Mary Relfe, in her book, "The New Money System", states:
"In 1798, a Methodist Minister, Adam Clarke, wrote, 'The Mark of the Beast will be an 18-digit Number, 6+6+6.'
In 1977, Dr. Hanrick Eldeman, Chief Analyst for the European Economic Community, announced that he was ready to begin assigning a Number to every person in the world; and that he 'plans to use a three six-digital unit, 18 Numbers'". (p.152 Is it just coincidence that each American today is personally identified already with a 9-digit Social Security Number plus a 9-digit Zip Code?
Now, let us consider the actual appearance of Antichrist. As we have always done, we shall compare Scripture with the New World Order Plan, producing a most interesting and valuable understanding.
"He will appear on the scene in the latter time of Israel's history" (Daniel 8:23), and "his rise comes through his peace program" (Daniel 8:25, Pentecost, p. 333).
The world today has been conditioned through our many wars and rumors of wars to desire peace at almost any cost. Headlines today scream a desire for Peace and Safety, just as the Apostle Paul predicted in 1 Thess 5:2. The birth pangs (Matthew 24) which shall give birth to the Anti-Christ are tremendous acts of violence and upheaval, wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes all over the world, famines, and pestilences. As we have discussed on many occasions, these events will be occurring in the immediate time-frame preceding Anti-Christ's appearance. In fact, Maitreya the Christ will appear in the midst of such upheavals and disasters, receiving credit for solving them. This seemingly Super-Natural power to solve all these disasters will form the basis for most of the world's citizenry to accept him as Messiah.
Anti-Christ will be supported by the many false miracles which the False Religious Prophet will perform on his behalf. Through the work of the False Prophet, the Anti-Christ will command worship to his talking statue (Rev 13:15) under the threat of physical death. At this point, Anti-Christ and the False Prophet are working hand-in-glove.
However, both Anti-Christ and the leaders of the 10-Nation Confederation will hate the False Prophet and his religious system. This hatred will be so pervasive that, at the earliest possible moment, they will destroy the False Religious system, which Jesus calls the "Great Harlot". We see the prophecy unfolding in Rev 17:16, "...the 10 horns that you saw, they and the beast will be the very ones to hate the harlot; they will make her desolate, and they will strip her and eat up her flesh, and utterly consume her with fire." This sounds ominously like atomic weapons; indeed, Alice Bailey continued her dissertation on the Anti-Christ's usage of atomic weapons. She said "...[the Atomic bomb] belongs to the United Nations for use or ...threatened use when aggressive action on the part of any nation rears its ugly head...It does not matter whether that aggression [occurs] from either nations or ... the Church of Rome, who as yet are unable to leave politics alone..." (The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p. 548).
Thus, you can see the hostility of the New World Order planners toward the Roman Catholic Church, against whom Alice Bailey has just threatened atomic warfare. But, Scripture does foretell a battle between the False Religious Prophet and Antichrist with his 10-Nation Confederation. Listen:
"And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will be the very ones to hate the harlot (the idolatrous woman); they will make her cheerless (bereaved, desolate), and they will strip her and eat up her flesh and utterly consume her with fire." (Revelation 17:16; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
Doesn't this prophecy sound a lot like the threat from Alice Bailey, above, of the Theosophical Society? It sounds to me like Bailey is threatening the False Prophet with a nuclear strike!
Anti-Christ's appearance will "be preceded by a departure, either a departure from the faith or a departure of the Saints to be with the Lord." (II Thess 2:1-3). (Penecost, p. 332).
Many Bible scholars believe this promised "Departure" will be the Rapture of the Church, a view with which we most strongly agree. We certainly hope that this Rapture will occur before the Satanic "Paradigm Shift Producing the Universal Mind" (See and hear full details in our newest DVD, "2012 & Beyond: Paradigm Shift").
Certainly, the "Paradigm Shift Producing The Universal Mind" is required if the whole world is going to rush and wonder after the Beast, as we read in Revelation 13.
Liberal Doctrine Departure
As we have repeatedly asserted in the past, this departure from the faith is already occurring. The Liberal Protestant Churches who are part of the World Council of Churches have denied the deity of Jesus Christ, the inerrancy of Scripture, and many other key doctrines. Once this departure from the faith is sufficiently completed, Anti-Christ can appear. We are at this point now with the National Council and World Council of Churches.
But, we are also at this point of Departure from the faith with Rick Warren and his Purpose Driven Churches, as well as the entire gamut of "Seeker Sensitive" churches.
Knowing The False Christ
If the Holy Spirit intended the above departure to refer to the rapture of the Saints of God, Anti-Christ cannot be revealed until after the rapture. Indeed, many scholars hold this view.
Only time will tell which interpretation is correct, but we Christians should be prepared to endure the deceptive appearance of Anti-Christ. Since it is possible for Christians to see the appearance of Anti-Christ, how are we to know for certain that we are looking at the false? The Bible does give us definite guidance.
Matthew 24:4, Jesus warned against being deceived. Deception is the Hallmark characteristic of the New Age. Nothing is as it seems, and people who are involved in ushering in the New World Order are truly not the kind of people that they seem to be on the surface. New Age writers quite boldly assert that Fundamental Christians and Orthodox Jews must be deceived.
Supernatural Signs Accompanying Arrival of Antichrist
(1). A loud sound will be heard world-wide which will herald the coming of Maitreya the Christ. Prompted by this sound, people will be aware of his coming on three distinct levels: Spiritual, physical, and emotional. (Alice Bailey's "The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy", p. 173.)
(2) "...When Lord Maitreya appears, he will appear as different beings to different people.
Thus, "he will show that he is all things to all people". (Bill Lambert, speaking at Seminar, "Possible and Probable Events In The Future", Theosophical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, August 8, 1991).
(3). His Three-Dimensional image will appear over all nations of the earth simultaneously. He will speak to each ethnic group in their own language. We know this is techno-logically possible with computer images via telecommunication satellite. (Constance Cumbey, "Hidden Dangers Of The Rainbow", p. 24-25). We also know that Satan could produce this phenomenon by his Super Natural power alone.
New Age writers clearly state, however, there will be a mixing of super-natural phenomena and advanced technology when the staging of the Anti-Christ occurs.
Can you see why all the unsaved of the world will follow this Man of Sin once he appears with this kind of supernatural phenomenon all around him? Without the impeding power of the Holy Spirit and of the warnings in the Word of God, people will rush to enthusiastically support this rising Antichrist.
Truly, the hour for all these events draws very, very close. Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually.
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