BIBLETRUTHONLINE.COM Anti - Christ PART 1 He was, Is not, and will come Again "Once as a boy, and once as an old man" NOTE #1: Interpreting prophetic works is a trying and often very difficult part of biblical studies. However, with the direction and guidance of the Holy Spirit, Truth can be un-veiled. Many shy away, are afraid, or can't understand prophetic works such as the Book of Revelation, Book of Daniel, and pseudepigraphic works like Ezra 3, Ezra 4, and Apocalypse of Elijah. (SOME of these books SHOULD BE included in the Holy Bible) We feel that many interpretations and attempts to explain prophecies about the Anti-Christ fall short. They do not give Christians useful and clear hints as to when the Anti-Christ comes and who the Anti-Christ is. It is time to explain our findings and give Christians the knowledge we have un-covered through many years of biblical study. NOTE #2: Jeremiah 28:9 9 The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him. A. WE ARE NOT PROPHETS NOR ARE WE PROPHESIZING B. WE ARE INTERPRETING THE WORKS OF PROPHETS C. A PROPHETIC WORK IS KNOWN TO BE TRUE ONLY IF IT HAPPENS
QUESTION: What is the definition of Anti-Christ? Answer:
n : the adversary of Christ mentioned in the New Testament; the Antichrist will rule the world until overthrown by the Second Coming of Christ. This name has been applied to: 1.The "little horn" of the "king of fierce countenance" (Dan.7:24,25;8:23-25). 2.It has been applied also to the "false Christ's" spoken
of by our Lord (Matt. 24:5,23,24). 3.To the "man of sin" described by Paul (2 Thess. 2:3,4,8-10).
4.And to the "beast from the sea" (Rev. 13:1;17:1-18).
Who is the Anti-Christ? In looking for Anti-Christ today, we must set some fundamental guidelines. PART 1: You can't find the Anti-Christ today UNLESS: a) You first identify who he was b) Find the relationship between the old Anti-Christ and the new Anti-Christ. PART 2: You must find out what the mission is of the new Anti-Christ. His mission will be to: a) Conquer the world. b) Portray himself as God. c) Control all buying and selling. d) Bring peace to Middle East. e) Kill Jews. f) Kill "Christians". PART 3: Acts of the new Anti-Christ: a) Ten kingdoms. Anti-Christ fulfills this by: 1) Ten kingdoms must conquer the world. 2) Ten kingdoms must control all buying and selling. b) He "appears" to come back from the dead. Anti-Christ fulfills this by: 1) Anti-Christ must portray himself as God. 2) Anti-Christ must bring peace to the Middle East. c) Goes into the Temple. Anti-Christ fulfills this by: 1) Anti-Christ must portray himself as God. 2) Anti-Christ must bring peace to the Middle East. 3) Anti-Christ must kill Jews. 4) Anti-Christ must kill "Christians". d) Stops the Sacrifice. Anti-Christ fulfills this by: 1) Anti-Christ must portray himself as God. 2) Anti-Christ must bring peace to the Middle East. 3) Anti-Christ must kill Jews. 4) Anti-Christ must kill "Christians". e) War against Saints. Anti-Christ fulfills this by: 1) Anti-Christ must conquer the world. 2) Anti-Christ must kill Jews. 3) Anti-Christ must kill "Christians" f) Rip apart the "Hoar Riding the Beast" 1) This precludes Roman Catholic Church from being a member of the persecuted believers. PART 4: Section A: "Once as a boy and once as a old man" Apocalypse of Elijah 3:5-18 5. But the son of lawlessness will begin to stand again in the holy places
6. He will say to the sun, "Fall," and it will fall. He will say, "Shine," and it will do it He will say, "Darken," and it will do it. 7. He will say to the moon, "Become bloody," and it will do it. 8. He will go forth with them from the sky. He will walk upon the sea and the rivers as upon dry land. 9. He will cause the lame to walk. He will cause the deaf to hear. He will cause the dumb to speak. He will cause the blind to see. 10. The lepers he will cleanse The ill he will heal. The demons he will cast out.
11. He will multiply his signs and his wonders in the presence of everyone. 12. He will do the works which the Christ did, except for the raising of dead alone. 13. In this you will know that he is the son of lawlessness, because he is unable to give life.
14. For behold I will tell you his signs so that you might know him. 15. He is a....of a skinny-legged young lad, having a tuft of gray hair at the front of his bald head. His eyebrows will reach to his ears. There is a leprous bare spot on the front of his hands. 16. He will transform himself in the presence of those who see him. HE WILL BECOME A YOUNG CHILD. HE WILL BECOME OLD. 17. He will transform himself in every sign. But the signs of his head will not be able to change. 18. Therein you will know that he is the son of lawlessness. Section B: "He was, Is not, and will come again" A) He was: 1) Babylon - Nebuchadnezzar - (OLD) 2) Me do-Persian - Cyrus Darius - (OLD) 3) Greece - Alexander the Great - (BOY) The following table gives a comparison of the three candidates mentioned above and their relationship to the Anti-Christ that will be: ASPECT OF NEW ANTI-CHRIST BABYLONIAN MEDO-PERSIAN GRECIAN a) conquered the world NO NO YES b) set apart as God NO NO YES c) control buying NOT IN NOT IN YES & selling THE WORLD THE WORLD d) make peace NO NO YES e) kill Jews CAPTURED CAPTURED ADOPTED f) kill believers CAPTURED CAPTURED ADOPTED g) this is.. OLD OLD BOY Note #3: This first Anti-Christ had power...demonic power. The first Anti-Christ was a boy, not a man. His name was Alexander the Great. When he was young, his mom told him that he was born from a god of Saturn, not born from his father, Phillip. He was trained in the line of: Plato to Socrates Socrates to Aristotle AND THEN Aristotle to Alexander. His father, Phillip, had a deep scar over his right eye. The general Se lucid who succeeded Alexander, also had a scar over his right eye. The second Anti-Christ is an old man by default... "Once as a boy, once as a man". HE is also given POWER... the same power that Alexander the Great was given.. PAY ATTENTION TO THE FORMS OF DEMONIC/EVIL POWER.. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE OPPRESSIVE BUT IT WILL BE DECEIVING!! Revelation 13: 2
[ The Beast out of the Sea ] And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. B) Is not: 1) Rome - Several - (OLD) C) And will come again: 1) Germany - Hitler - [(OLD) but NOT BOY] 2) Russia - Stalin - [(OLD) but NOT BOY] 3) Islamic Nations - Ayatollah - [(OLD) but NOT BOY] NOTE #4: Selucid kingdom = Iran, Iraq, Turkey in today's time. NOTE #5: Remember, "He was" is a boy, "Will come again" are all old, and he is "one of the seven and becomes the eighth" Revelation 17: 9-11 9 "This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10 They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while. 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction. PART 5: We believe that one man who is not biblical may give more clues to the identity of Anti-Christ. His name is Nostradamus. We do not want to steer away from biblical prophecy, but the life and writings of Nostradamus HINT TO biblical Truths. We can discuss the finer points at a later time...but the purpose of mentioning Nostradamus is that we know that he is a prophetic writer and speaks directly about the Anti-Christ. Those two points give us plenty of sound reason to include him in our work about the Anti-Christ! Here are the quatrains that we feel give helpful clues about the Anti-Christ: A) Quatrains about 9/11/01: C6Q97
At forty-five degrees the sky will burn,
Fire to approach the great new city:
In an instant a great scattered flame will leap up,
When one will want to demand proof of the Normans.
Volcanic fire from the center of the earth
will cause trembling around the new city:
Two great rocks will make war for a long time.
Then Arethusa will redden a new river.
Garden of the world near the new city,
In the path of the hollow mountains:
It will be seized and plunged into the Tub,
Forced to drink waters poisoned by sulfur.
B) Quatrains about Anti-Christ:
The Blue Turban King entered into Foix,
And he will reign less than an evolution of Saturn:
The White Turban King Byzantium heart banished,
Sun, Mars and Mercury near Aquarius.
The year 1999, seventh month,
From the sky will come a great King of Terror:
To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols,
Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.
Come suddenly the terror will be great,
Hidden by the principal ones of the affair:
And the lady on the charcoal will no longer be in sight,
Thus little by little will the great ones be angered.
Twice put up and twice cast down,
the East will also weaken the West.
Its adversary after several battles
chased by sea will fail at time of need.
The feigned union will be of short duration,
Some changed most reformed:
In the vessels people will be in suffering,
Then Rome will have a new Leopard.
The chief of London through the realm of America,
The Isle of Scotland will be tried by frost:
King and "Reb" will face an Antichrist so false,
That he will place them in the conflict all together.
The antichrist very soon annihilates the three,
twenty-seven years his war will last.
The unbelievers are dead, captive, exiled;
with blood, human bodies, water and red hail covering the earth.
One who the infernal gods of Hannibal
will cause to be reborn, terror of mankind
never more horror nor worse of days
in the past than will come to the Romans through Babel.
The year of the great seventh number accomplished,
It will appear at the time of the games of slaughter:
Not far from the great millennial age,
When the buried will go out from their tombs.
Question: Is Nostradamus' blue-turbaned king the Anti-Christ? Though not possessed yet, his first job is to work on the "peace plan". 9/11 has already taken place, Osama bin Laden is not the Anti-Christ, there has always been someone (a blind cleric?) spiritually advising Islamic affairs on political,revolutionary, and Islamic intended goals. While we are pre-occupied with oil, Iran, Iraq, and waiting for Turkey.. This "MAN" is: a) blind b) cleric c) "escapes" death d) works on peace plan e) shot and will "appear" to come back from the dead, goes into the Temple, creates peace, and then goes to war.
The Islamic world is waiting on the Twelfth Imam also called "Mahdi" or the "Hidden Imam". Is this Twelfth Imam...the Anti-Christ? IN OUR OPINION, THE ANTI-CHRIST IS THIS MAN: (name omitted purposely) Back to Prophetic Truth>>>> *******************************************************************
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IN THIS PAPER: Daniel 7:7-14 7 "After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns. 8 "While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth that spoke boastfully.
9 "As I looked, "thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. 10 A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.
11 "Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire. 12 (The other beasts had been stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time.) 13 "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. Daniel 9:24-27 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: 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 desolations are determined.
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.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-14 3 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; 4 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. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 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: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 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. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Daniel 12:8-13 8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?" 9 He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified,made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand. 11 "From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days. 13 "As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance."
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
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.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindred's, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 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.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 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:
17 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.
18 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 20:1-9 1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth
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