The Antichrist as Daniel saw him

 

danstat“This [is] the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king. You, O king, [are] a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory; and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven, He has given [them] into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all–you [are] this head of gold. But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, [that kingdom] will break in pieces and crush all the others. Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. And [as] the toes of the feet [were] partly of iron and partly of clay, [so] the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.” – Daniel 2:36-43

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The Antichrist

The Bible is full of promises about the second coming of Jesus Christ to establish the kingdom of God on earth and to rescue and redeem those who are faithful to Him –

“who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”– Acts 1:11

And it also has much to say about the Devil’s final rebellion and attempt to preempt God’s plan. It was revealed to Daniel the prophet that the final Gentile empire would be Rome and at the end of the age it would morph into a ten-kingdom confederacy, out of which

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The little horn of Daniel

would rise a character patterned after the Devil’s idea of a model leader, the Antichrist.

“He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time.” – Daniel 7:25

The ten kings are pictured as horns and out of them comes another horn which will subdue three of the other kings. In Daniel 8 we find further description of this person’s character. He is full of pride and stops worship of the true God, even stopping the Temple worship. Continue reading

Is War with Gog Approaching?

In last years post named Revisiting Gog of Ezekiel I stated –

“Russia’s current move into Crimea, Yugoslavia, and other Baltic states could signal the setting for Ezekiel’s prophesy beginning. Russia’s threatening Denmark with nuclear retaliation, Iran’s threatening to wipe Israel off the map, ISIS’ threats against Jordan and Saudi Arabia are all setting the scene for Israel making a preemptive strike on Lebanon, Syria, and/or Iran. Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt may even support such an Israeli attack.”

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spiritual warfare

There has always been war in the heavenly realms but 2000 years ago it took on a new aspect – the Holy Spirit was sent to energize God’s representatives on earth – the Church. For 2000 years this battle has been raging, sometimes winning skirmishes, sometimes losing. Now the battle is intensifying as the Bride of Christ readies herself for the great wedding that is soon coming –

“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.” – Revelation 19:7

The Devil knows his time is short and he will do all he can to stop it. He led the Egyptians to try and kill all the Hebrew babies before Moses was born to stop them from returning to the land of promise. He led Herod to kill the babies in Bethlehem to cut off Jesus before His time to stop Him from winning our salvation. He led Hitler to try to destroy all Jews before their allotted time to return to the land. You can be assured that he is the one behind the martyrdom of Christians in Muslim countries even now. And you can be assured that he will continue to try to destroy Israel and persecute the Church to stop in any way he can the plan of deliverance God has for His people and the establishment of the kingdom of God on earth. But, God will win! Even now the Gospel of Jesus Christ is shinning, even in Muslim countries.

This is why I know that the Muslim countries that hate Israel, such as Iran, are simply marching to their own destruction. And I know the Devil’s work to persecute and destroy the Church will simply result in the purification and victory of God’s people. But, God wants His people to understand what is coming and so I write this last article on Mystery Babylon.

After the final 10 nation form of the beast of Revelation (13:1) appears, the ‘little horn’ of Daniel will emerge from them.

“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 7:8

He will consolidate 3 of the other horns and begin his work of deception. At first he will seem to be a peacemaker, even making a 7 year covenant with the nation of Israel.

“And he (the false prince) 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 9:27

Jewish TempleIn the verse before this, this false peacemaker is identified as coming out of restored Rome – ” and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;”. Historically, we know Rome destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 AD. This prince will confirm a covenant (peace accord) for one week (7 Biblical years) but, in the middle of that time, he will break it causing the sacrifices and offerings to cease. It is likely that the Temple in Jerusalem is rebuilt before or during the first 3 1/2 years as it is only in the Temple that sacrifices can be made.

I believe that just before this time the war described in Psalm 83 and the war of Gog described in Ezekiel 38, 39 will have happened. The radical Islamic states, Russia, and possibly the United States will have been decimated leaving a political power vacuum into which a restored Rome will move. This will be the beast of Revelation 13 out of which the ‘little horn’ will rise. While this ‘little horn” will be political and warlike in nature, he will have the help of another beast –

“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.” – Revelation 13:11

He looks like a lamb but, he speaks like a dragon. He is a false Christ. John saw the true Christ standing before the Throne of God. He alone was able to open the 7 sealed book of man’s history and future. The Lamb of God had seven horns which are the seven-fold Spirit of God.

“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” – Revelation 5:6

666This false lamb is the one who will institute the mark of the beast and the economic system that allows no one to buy or sell without the mark of the beast. This deceiver is also called the False Prophet in Revelation 19 but he will come to his appointed end just like the first beast.

“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 19:20

We know these events are coming and probably not far off. Already there are copycats pretending to be Christian but espousing false teachings. There are even well meaning Christians who are urging government welfare programs whose application leads to the slavery of dependence on government instead of God. Welfare is not the same as charity. Welfare is forced upon a people whereas charity is an act of freewill. We need to understand that a government that can give you everything is a government that can take everything as well! Already America has a President who wants to import Muslim Syrians into the country but turns away Syrian Christians.

As tensions build in the Mideast and persecution of Christians increase worldwide, be aware that they are like the birth pangs of a pregnant woman warning that the birth is not far off. I hope and pray that you are prepared.

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” – Revelation 12:1, 2

 

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As we consider this final Gentile kingdom seen by Daniel and John we need to remember who it is that is behind it – the Devil.

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” – Revelation 12:9

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Is New Israeli War Beginning?

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Feb 27, 2016, 7:14 PM (IDT)

Under cover of the Syrian ceasefire that went into effect Saturday, Feb. 27, and the Russian air umbrella, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps finally managed to secretly install hundreds of armed Palestinian terrorists on the Syrian-Israeli border, face-to-face with the IDF’s Golan positions, DEBKAfile reports exclusively.

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Passover – God’s Countdown Begins!

passover 2015As we prepare to remember Passover, I am reminded that it also contained two other equally important feasts; Unleavened Bread and First Fruits. In fact Passover began a countdown of sorts to the first of God’s supernatural harvests. The Feast of Unleavened Bread began the next day after Passover and the Feast of First Fruits began on the next Sunday, which was usually 3-7 days later depending on the year. First Fruits marked the first of the annual harvests and a sheaf of barley was waved before the LORD in thanksgiving for the coming harvest. Prophetically, Jesus was raised from the dead on this exact feast day and represents the first fruit of the harvest of souls to come. Fifty days later the second of the annual harvest days occurred – Pentecost. This harvest marked the bringing in of the wheat harvest. Prophetically it represents the first outpouring of the Holy Spirit, spoken of by the prophet Joel as the ‘former rain’. Continue reading

Is Obama divorcing Israel?

dhs_1Besides his systematic over-riding of the US Constitution, releasing criminal illegals and terrorists back into the public, destroying the health care system, turning America into a socialistic/communistic experiment, stealing our 2nd Amendment rights, turning all our former Mideast allies against us while propping up those like Iran who routinely declare “Death to America!”, he is sealing our judgment at God’s hands by turning against the state of Israel. The big question is, “Can we last another two years under his leadership? And if we can, can we overcome the collective foolishness of those who elected him – twice?”

Joel Rosenberg asks the question: “Mounting evidence suggests President Obama preparing to “divorce” Israel. What are the implications if he does?” (click to read his blog)

Jeremiah Speaks Yet Today

For a number of years I have wondered about the connection between Jeremiah 50 and 51 and the current events taking place in Iraq. Before beginning this teaching, I want to say that I understand the danger of trying to fit current events into Biblical prophesies and I want start with the understanding that this is not a “Thus saith the Lord” declaration but rather, a looking at remarkable similarities between prophetic Scriptures and current events.

Scripture states “that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” which means God may take a long time to fulfill His word but, He always fulfills it! So we begin with God’s pronounced judgment on Babylon –

“Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria. And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.” Jer. 50:18, 19

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Daniel’s 70 Weeks – part 3

the returnWe have seen much of Daniel’s vision come to pass but now we enter into murky waters. The third part of the vision has yet to happen, but the elements that are needed for it to be fulfilled may already be working. We now look at the 3rd part of the vision:

“… 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 desolation’s are determined. 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 (or desolator).” – Daniel 9:26-27

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