The antichrist has been among us!
How many of us have long waited for the appearance of this messenger of darkness, Antichrist son of perdition?
I have seen many secular and Christian movies on this arrival. I think more so than the actual advent of Jesus Christ.
This part of the study I will try to the best of my understanding make clear who this mystery man could be.
As in one of my previous posts I have listed a few claimed candidates through my own per personal history.
Ronald Reagan’s name adds up to that ungodly number, I heard Clinton was going to be and his wife during her run was the jezebel witch whore of babylon, the Bush duo was going to start the movement, and a few I’m sure Obama is, the POPE now is one of the biggest candidates because of his all inclusiveness philosophy trying to bring peace in the Middle East. And now President Trump was because of the peace pact deal concerning Israel with Palestine and the Arab nations with the Abraham accord. I may try to go over this at a later time. It’s either one or the other folks, or none at all!
After a few failed attempts of Christ’s supposed re-entry, I was left with a few questions. There was at least a couple second advents during my life time as well.
I went over this somewhat in one of my previous posts.
Who is the personified long awaited supper being, satan incarnate going to arrive, The Antichrist. I know I’ve had my questions when this servant of the beast will come into view. Since we the church have long been awaiting this since its inception. That is since Christ’s first advent.
Are we still waiting for that 7 year tribulation? Already covered.
Christ did make mention of this presence during his time one earth? Absolutely.
Who are we looking for and what are we expected to find?
Will He(or her) depending on your persuasion, be in the form of man or woman, I even heard this being was going to be a gay man (I will cover later), and of Jewish decent. Will he or it arrive during the 7 year tribulation, rule the world, head the new world order and proclaim himself the messiah god? The list goes on. Another great lie!
Who this entity was supposed to be regarding Israel and Jerusalem and the Temple Mount? I have already made my stand on this understanding on what’s standing on the Temple Mount today.
Many of us already know the narratives that are being taught on this supposed event to yet take place. I will try to save your and my time going over this since what actually will take place does not at all support the traditionally taught narrative.
Remember way back when, about a movement called, WWJD? And how we should stop and think about our next step should be before we should take it?
How about if we start a new movement called WWJS, What Would Jesus Say!
Let’s start this by taking a narrative from His own mouth.
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:)
I covered this in of the previous posts, “the 7th Week”.
What was standing or stands at the temple mound? A Animal, Symbol or Spiritual?
What stands there this day? Well a disgusting thing that makes the Temple Mount unusable.
Now we have to ask ourselves, why is this abominable marvel standing there? Will get to that later.
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God the Father of Heaven.
Keep this in mind as we read on.
THE ANTICHRIST A MAN OR A MOVEMENT?
Want some meat? Show me the beef, not the other white meat.
I’m going to list some scripture marking this antichrist’s arrival:
They are among us!
1 John 2:18;
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
I’m going to bring out 4 points in breaking down this passage:
1. Little children, it is the last time:
John is referencing to the little children as those who are listening were not very mature in understanding. Referring to the last days. I’m sure they were following some of the same false misperceptions we’re experiencing today.
Read Matthew 24:4&5, 23&24, my own paraphrase;
Many will come in My Name and deceive many, and say, “there He is, there He goes”, ops there He is not! How many times have we experience this in our life time. He’s coming, but didn’t show. However, In the same context of scripture mentions a false christ and prophet.
2. And as ye have heard that antichrist shall come;
What was John referring to while using the term antichrist? Antichrist defines literally opposers of Christ and his teachings. (Opposition to Christ comes up later in this teaching and takes place on the Temple Mount.) Who were they? In considering what the church was suffering through at the time, not only the church but it was also the gospel message being persecuted.
3. Even now are there are many antichrists
And by whom were the Christians being persecuted at the time? By the religious order of Judaea only? They were also being persecuted by the Roman order?
Since the largest number of converts were Jews at this time, I would think mostly Rome.
4. Whereby we know that it is the last time.
John is making it clear that they are present in their present up until the last time.
Last time: defines in the greek: ἐσχάτη the last g2078 ὥρα hour g5610; a far off season.
By the way, did we not reference about the end of days in a previous post? In brining up a list of scripture references with antichrist(s) in them, I find that the only references are in John’s letters to the Church. 1st and 2nd letters, not in the Gospel of John and the book of Revelation.
1st 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.
1st John 4:3
And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit antichrist whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
2nd John 1:7
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who CONFESS NOT THAT JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH. This is a DECEIVER AND AN ANTICHRIST.
So how is this one Antichrist associated with the many?
By implication and not what is true to scripture. In 1st John 4:3 states, for every SPIRIT (breath) that confesses not that Jesus is the Son of God and come in the flesh is of the SPIRIT of antichrist.
It’s an “It”! Not a he or she!
Who or What is this Bad Boy?
2nd Thessalonians 2:1-7 My own paraphrase and more literal translation references.
V1. Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him.
“Coming” literally to be present with, and “gathering together” Literally to assemble. We will be assembled in His presence.
V2. 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.
They were being confused and tossed too and fro from different teachers and doctrines about the second coming of their Savior. Some were saying this was the first advent and others saying there is another advent to come. Paul was saying this day is at hand. Hmmmm, what did he mean by that? Closer than you think? The common understanding of the converted Israelites or Jews, that the first advent was Messiah Ben Joseph, the Second Advent would me Messiah Ben David. More in another study.
V3. 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;
The Apostle Paul was trying to clear up the matter that this second arrival comes after certain events take place: a falling or a rebellion against the gospel message, many will be deceived, by which leads up to the exposing in full view a deviant of truth embodied in man, the son offspring of the father of ruin & death. Perdition literally means destruction.
V3. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
What better way to make this statement than on the Temple Mount where the temple of the Lord once resided. Seems that Satan came in and did some demolition to make way for a renovation project for the real estate scape of his liking in honor of the coming of a man that will present himself as a god\false christ and a messenger of a truth and to be worshipped as a man god, just as Jesus Christ is worshiped as the Son of God the Father and the Holy Spirit as One. This man will ratify different covenant with the many. This man will oppose our Savior by exalting himself above that which is of God, he never proclaimed that Jesus never existed however he opposed that Christ was the Son of God and future princes erects a memorial to this false christ.
Vs 7 – For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
This mystery of iniquity is already at work in this time just as John mentioned in his letters. There will come a point of time that he will be take out of the picture.
Vs 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:
The lie will be bleached out and will fade away when exposed with the flood light of a heart felt love of the glory of the One True Son of the Living God.
Vs 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
This Son of Perdition man who works in the likeness of his father will present with signs and lying wonders. I will be getting into this shortly. I made a brief comment in a previous post.
Vs 10 – And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
They were in great deception and unrighteousness because they have no desire or love of the truth or the Gospel message to be saved, yet they will perish.
Are we talking about rivaling families in the big picture?
Fathers and a sons?
Is the Antichrist a gay Jew?
The one thing that dumbfounded me is how some misconceptions derived that this claimed individual was a gay Jew.
The passage was derived from the following verse;
First of all there is no capitalization in the Hebrew alphabet, this was only accentuated by the translators into the King James Translation.
The Hebrew translation is elōhiym the plural of gods, and not the one true God by itself. If this use was for the One True God this word would have been conjoined to the unique name for God yehōwāh to complete the name of the True God.
nor — the desire of women – keeping in context to the verse and surrounding passages, this is actually making references to the god who is the desire of women. Not men. Many historical references are made to Ishtar, Diana, and this reference in the Hellenistic societies of the Greeks this was looked at at the godess Gaia, in more modern reference the mother godess of nature.
So the use of god of his fathers, was the pagan gods of his fathers.
Now who is this man? Read the surrounding passages, this parallels the son of lawlessness or perdition and his impact to the regions surrounding Jerusalem.
This does go way beyond what was surrounding the Maccabean revolt, at which the sanctuary was only defiled for a short period of time and not the length of time covered in Daniel’s timelines.
I’m going to give another translation of the verse in question:
A side note: I know many claim that our 45th President is the antichrist. However in questioning the logic of such a claim, lack sense. If we take the narrative of the antichrist being a gay Jew, then what does that say about President Trump? I don’t see him as a gay man, only a man with a preference for women and a lover and protector of Israel. Sounds like a King David to me. Just saying.
The Son of Lawlessness
Now who is this man, this son of perdition, will he preform miraculous signs and wonders and create a movement to be reckoned with?
Let’s stop beating around the bush and call a spade a spade;
The man, the son of perdition is Muhammad. Period. The one and only counterfeit christ.
We see alleged works of miracles referenced to this false christ during his time on earth. Most of this can be searched out on the internet.
One of the first alleged miracles that lead up to Muhammad’s birth, this went right along with Mary and Joseph storyline and Jesus’s birth however this wasn’t a virgin birth. His mother was even a Jewess. I wonder how the Islamic faith and understanding Christian faith so well counterfeits the Jewish traditions.
The Father died shortly thereafter. The said claim was that the angel Gabrel appeared to her in a dream and this messenger was the bearer of the news to this mother, that her child will be name Muhammad which means “Highly Praised”.
Sound familiar? A Counterfeit?
Now some claimed Miracles given to this false prophet:
He became invisible: He became invisible to his attempted assassins and was able to escape by passing by them.
The Horse stuck in the sand: another assassin stalks him and a companion and the stalkers horse feet gets stuck in the sand, then the assassin got the horse unstuck and proceeded again and the horses feet gets stuck again and the sand was smoking. The assassin realized this was beyond him and had to go back.
Talking with the Jinn: – a demon spirit: He was instructing the jinni with chapters of the Qur’an, the jinni departed. A Jinn was a genie.
Water flowed from his hands: They Prophet ordered them to look for little water, when they did, he dipped him hands into it and water was flowing from his hands like a fountain.
The night journey (Isra) and ascension (Miraj): This is referred to as the Al Isra wal Miraj. It was the night that the Prophet, under the guidance of archangel Gabriel travelled the Kaaba in Makkah to Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem and then to the sky, to the high realms and to the presence of God. On this journey, he met the Prophet before him including Moses, Jesus and Abraham. He led them in prayer. He reached a very high place where he could hear the pens writing people’s deeds. He saw heaven and hell. And he was elevated, and he met his lord.
The moon split: He was challenged by people around him to split the moon, Allah granted the prophet the ability, he called them all to witness, and the moon split in two. Hence the moon symbol? It was a demonic illusion.
Inanimate objects and animals talked to the prophet: Trees, stones, mountains and sand would greet the Prophet when he passed by. A dead goat gave warning to Muhammad that it’s meat was poisoned by the preparer.
The dead corpse proclaimed the Muhammed as a prophet: A corpse proclaims Muhammad is god’s messenger.
The never ending plate of food: He fed more than a hundred people from very small amount of food.
The prophet could heal injuries: A arrow penetrates a companion’s eye and through the back of his head, he places his hands over his eye and heals him.
The Movement (the wars and rummers of wars)
Shortly after following the collapse of the Roman Empire around 476AD this false christ came to us around 570AD. he started his journey around 632AD and became a force to be reckoned with.
Rome was the restraining force that kept this kind of movement at bay. When it was no longer a viable force then just as many other kingdoms who went by the wayside for another. These are the progressions of the the different Beasts in Daniel vision and the book of Revelation.
Since we have determined at the beginning of the study there is no personified Man Antichrist inbodied by satan.
Now we will cover the movement.
I’m not going to get to much into the serpent of the beast and the seven heads and the what they represent. I’m only going to cover the heads at hand, which represents the 7th & 8th head head of the beast in Revelations. One was wounded and brought back to life. This was Islam which was fought back at one time but has been brought back as at the eight head we have seen today. A new Jihad.
The serpent satan is the influencing power behind the beast.
This passage talks about a dragon, a beast and a man with a mark.
In understanding what this dragon is we need to understand the Grecian metaphorical meaning over the western world depiction.
These dragons or serpents were more familur with their spit or venom preceding from the mouth than with fire. There are many types of these serpent deities even the python. One serpent with may heads you might say. The Pythos, the one who constricts the life out of it’s pray before consuming them. Similar to what’s happening in the nations today. Interesting metaphor.
They were called dragons or serpents for their keen sight and size, not necessarily that they had scales and breathed fire.
We can associate this dragon with the father of lies and the man son in verse 18.
This chapter harbors the beast of the dragon with 7 heads and ten horns and one man.
These different heads of the beast are progressions of empires that has morphed and consolidated at appointed times in history. The 7th & 8th heads are one in the same. When the 7th head of this beast was wounded it was given back it’s life to the 8th head of Islam we see today. The 8th head is only implied since its one and the same at the 7th with new life. All previous heads is a progression of this same beast. More in a later post. The Triune Beast.
We have focused only on the last two heads.
With the old saying, “all’s fare in love and war”.
Vs. 5 – 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.
Vs. 6 – And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
These events were just covered that in this post. The 42 months are a time line study. This beast will have its power for a season. This will be covered in a future study. Get your tissues.
Vs. 7 – 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.
Remember when we were reading about a flood in Daniel 9:26 and Rev. 17:15? A flood or water that overtakes the region, In the 7th Week post. This power was the force to be reckoned with over the people in the areas surrounding Jerusalem. Many have been forced converted or slain in this unholy war on God’s the saints being the Jews and Christians.
Now that we have an understanding of what the antichrist is, who the son of perdition is and who he represents, and the spiritual drive that gives power to this movement.
We can read Matthew chapter 24 and Revelations 13 and surrounding context under better lighting to fully understand the surrounding scripture passages.
This false prophet/christ maybe dead and gone, but his legacy lives on.
The part I didn’t cover was the “mark of the beast”.
I am marked man until the end!
Whose mark will it be?
This is going to rather lengthy. I will try my best to get this complete asap.
Nothing is as it seems or understood by what was traditionally taught for almost 200 years.
The Father of Lies Sixes
The great deception.