Discourse 145 – The convoluted path of the Antichrist to world domination.




Preface

The starting position.

Biblical Christianity and its claim to sole representation.

What we can deduce from this?

The first, human Antichrist.

Table – The World Empires in the Bible.

The second, demonic Antichrist.

Summary.

Epilogue

Notes


Preface

Just to be clear from the start: this text is aimed at brothers and sisters in Christ who are familiar with what the Bible says about the Great Tribulation, and have helpfully already studied these matters in some detail. It would take too much time and space to explain these connections from the ground up here.

The second point concerns the title of this document. It is already difficult enough to arrive at an interpretation of the events of the Last Days as such, so an analysis of their background, such as the convoluted path of the Antichrist to world domination, seems almost an impossibility. But surprisingly, with the help of some logic and a certain degree of approximation, it turns out to be possible after all, as I will endeavor to prove in what follows.

As a professional analyst, I know that every background analysis must be preceded by thorough research into the basics. You cannot demonstrate the source, the origin of a river, unless you have searched for and found it beforehand. The same principle applies to a wide variety of projects in administration, business and information technology.

But if this principle also applies in the worldly sphere, it is different with biblical exegesis. Not least because here the connections are much more difficult to interpret. And therefore, given the want of more exact pertinent information, a complete and conclusive assessment of the processes involved is never going to be possible.

And this is exactly the reason why, in a biblical context, we are obliged to proceed in reverse order. We must try to find clues from the scanty and often hidden statements of the authors of the books of the Bible, which will help us to trace the origins.

To stay with the above example, we could, for example, examine the river water to see whether its constituents contain the typical salts of one of the sources in question. As you can see, this would be a highly laborious and of course often doubtful undertaking. And the same is undoubtedly true of the present analysis.

What nevertheless prompted me to make the attempt was a realization coming from the origins of Christianity. If the Jewish scribes of two thousand years ago had been better (and perhaps more courageous) at studying their scriptures and interpreting them, they might have recognized their Messiah and welcomed him. Then the course of world history would have been different. But instead they had their Messiah murdered and so plunged the world into two millennia of chaos.


The starting position.

The fact that the Antichrist will rule during the Great Tribulation is common knowledge in Christian circles. But the very fact that, according to Scripture, the Antichrist has something to do with Satan surprises some brothers and sisters. Nevertheless, this is the starting point for the following considerations.

The word "Antichrist" comes from the Greek and means "counter-Christ". But it would be equally correct to translate it as "instead of Christ". And this is where it gets interesting. For our Lord Jesus Christ, when it was obvious that the Jews would not accept Him as their Messiah, said to the Jews:

I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him.

Jn 5,39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; 5,40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. 5,41 "I do not receive glory from men; 5,42 but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. 5,43 "I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him. Jn 5,39-43;


The Lord says here: "I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me." As we know he came to Israel, in accordance with the prophecies of the Scriptures, as the Messiah (Hebrew mashiach, Aramaic meschicha, Greek Christos, Latin Christus, meaning "the anointed one" (anointed by God).

Now it is not as if the Jews could not have known that he was the Messiah. Their Tanakh – our Old Testament – contains a number of prophecies of the coming Messiah. Here, for example, is a prophecy about his birth and his later mission in the power and might of his God:

But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, (…) From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.

Mic 5,2 "But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity." 5,3 Therefore He will give them up until the time When she who is in labor has borne a child. Then the remainder of His brethren Will return to the sons of Israel. 5,4 And He will arise and shepherd His flock In the strength of the LORD, In the majesty of the name of the LORD His God. And they will remain, Because, at that time He will be great To the ends of the earth. Mic 5,1-3;


And moreover even the events of that time yielded indications of his identity. Thus God Himself – the Father – confirmed the Sonship of Jesus:

This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!

Mt 17,1 Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and *led them up on a high mountain by themselves. 17,2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. 17,3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 17,4 Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah." 17,5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!" 17,6 When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified. 17,7 And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, "Get up, and do not be afraid." 17,8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus Himself alone. Mt 17,1-8;


With him as Messiah, Israel was to become "chief of the nations", that is, a world power. God would gather the Israelites from all over the world, he would resurrect their king David, who would become their king again, and all the promises of the "kingdom" would become a reality.

Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, And shout among the chief of the nation.

Jer 31,7 For thus says the LORD, "Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, And shout among the chief of the nations; Proclaim, give praise and say, ‘O LORD, save Your people, The remnant of Israel.’ 31,8 "Behold, I am bringing them from the north country, And I will gather them from the remote parts of the earth, Among them the blind and the lame, The woman with child and she who is in labor with child, together; A great company, they will return here. 31,9 "With weeping they will come, And by supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk by streams of waters, On a straight path in which they will not stumble; For I am a father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn." Jer 31,7-9;


So if the scribes in Israel at that time had investigated better, they would have undoubtedly found confirmation of his identity. But they did not – or perhaps they did not want to. Instead, they accused him of being an impostor and a blasphemer because he told them he was the Son of God, and condemned him to death and handed him over to the Romans for crucifixion.

He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy.

Mt 26,59 Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death. 26,60 They did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward, 26,61 and said, "This man stated, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and to rebuild it in three days.’ " 26,62 The high priest stood up and said to Him, "Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?" 26,63 But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said to Him, "I adjure You by the living God, that You tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of God." 26,64 Jesus said to him, "You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you will see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN."

26,65 Then the high priest tore his robes and said, "He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy; 26,66 what do you think?" They answered, "He deserves death!" 26,67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him, 26,68 and said, "Prophesy to us, You Christ; who is the one who hit You?" Mt 26,59-68;


Finally, towards the end of his lifetime, the Lord warned the Israelites and indicated to them what awaits them if they will not believe that he is the Messiah. They will die in their sins. And as we know in the Christian faith, every person who dies without forgiveness of their sins will go to hell.

Unless you believe that I am He (the Messiah), you will die in your sins.

Jn 8,21 Then He said again to them, "I go away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come." 8,22 So the Jews were saying, "Surely He will not kill Himself, will He, since He says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?" 8,23 And He was saying to them, "You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. 8,24 "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He (the Messiah) , you will die in your sins." Jn 8,21-24;


The problem here is that the Jews, in their Mosaic faith, actually did have forgiveness of sins through the sin offerings and guilt offerings. Sheep, goats or cattle, which had to be offered at the altar of burnt offering in the Temple in Jerusalem – and nowhere else (Deut 12:13-14!!) – these freed the sinner from his sins.

The Jews knew this, but they had no idea that about forty years later, in 70 AD, both the temple and the altar of burnt offering, indeed the whole of Jerusalem, would be razed to the ground by the Roman legions under Titus (Flavius Josephus, Bell, 6: 254-259). And again 65 years later, in 135 AD, the Jews were driven out of Judea altogether into all parts of the world – into the Diaspora.

So right up to the present day the Jews have had no possibility of getting their sins forgiven, unless they convert to Jesus Christ and become Christians. However, only very few of the Jewish population have availed themselves of this option in the last two thousand years.

Apart from the fact that the Lord showed the Jews here that he was the Messiah and that they would die in their sins, i.e. go to damnation without forgiveness, if they did not believe this, the passage also shows the absolute remoteness from God of the people of Israel at that time.

In Jh 8,44 the Lord also tells them: "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father." We need not cite this as proof that all Israelites were possessed by the devil at that time, but it is still an indication that Satan at least had his hand in the game.

Another consequence of this deicide is the fact that the Jews have had no contact with their God since that time. At the death of His Son, God left the Holy of Holies of the Temple, where He dwelt with the Israelites, as well as abandoning the Temple itself and the people of Israel.

And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom (God left the temple).

Mt 27,50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. 27,51 And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. Mt 27,50-51;


By rejecting the Messiah Israel broke the covenant with its God, and God dissolved this covenant, and 40 years later had the Temple in Jerusalem destroyed, along with the altar of burnt offering. Thus, according to the Mosaic rite, sin offerings could no longer be made and the Israelites could no longer be forgiven for their sins.

The covenant which I made with their fathers, My covenant which they broke.

Jer 31,32 not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them," declares the LORD. Jer 31,32;

(See also discourse 140: "The destruction of the Temple.")


If they were the "people of God" before, they have been a "God-less people" since then. This too is a biblical fact, which the Jews right up to the present time have not been able to grasp.

Since the murder of the Son of God, God has postponed all the promises made to this people. They have been expelled from their land as punishment. In the face of the world, however, they do not want to admit this and have deceptively tried to simulate the promised repatriation by their and our God with a self-organized campaign of return to Israel.

The vast majority of the population of Israel today is godless, as are the people of the other nations. This is because the religions of this world are all idolatries invented by humans. They worship the creation instead of the Creator. There is only one living, triune God. And He is not worshiped in a religion, but in the truth and spirit of humanity.

God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

Jn 4,23 "But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 4,24 "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." Jn 4,23-24;

But you, when you pray, go into your inner room and pray to your Father who is in secret.

Mt 6,5 "When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners (or on the "Wailing Wall"! / FH) so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6,6 "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. 6,7 "And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. 6,8 "So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. Mt 6,5-8;


This is true Christianity, this is the true Christian faith: anyone who believes in Jesus Christ will be saved. The question what that means for faith in God was answered by our Lord himself:

He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me and he who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.

Jn 12,44 And Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me. 12,45 "He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. Jn 12,44-45;


And as we can see, there is not a single religion in this world that has recognized and teaches this. The Catholic Church once had the chance to become a true Christian church. But then they could not resist temptation and let power, wealth and influence lead them away from the right path, invented idols ("Mary", the deceased "saints" – all a death cult) and deceived their congregations. Since then, Catholicism too has been a false and blasphemous religion, just like all other idolatrous religions of this world.

So according to the Christian faith, man does not have to die for his sins (the second death, hell), because the Son of God died for him. One only has to believe this. In order to meet their God and to talk to him (to pray), people no longer have to go to "places of worship", to be guided by "men of God", or to mindlessly rattle off some memorized "prayers" in churches.

God is ready and willing to come to each individual personally. If that person sincerely asks for it and is willing to allow only the absolute truth in their thoughts, they can meet their God in spirit.

If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.

Jn 14,18 "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 14,19 "After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. 14,20 "In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 14,21 "He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him." 14,22 Judas (not Iscariot) *said to Him, "Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?" 14,23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. 14,24 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. Jn 14,18-24;


Biblical Christianity and its claim to sole representation.


Biblical Christianity and its claim to sole representation


God is attainable for every single person who desires it.
However, not in different religions, but in his son Jesus Christ.
(Mt 28:18; Jn 14:6)

Any religion which does not place Jesus Christ, as the Son of God and sole mediator between God and human beings, at the center of its faith is a false religion.
(Ps 118:22; Isa 28:16; Mt 11:27; Mk 12:10; Jn 3:35-36; Jn 5:22-23; Lk 20:17; Acts 4:11; 1Tim 2:5; 1Pet 2:6-7)

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Every prayer which is not exclusively addressed to Jesus Christ or the God of the Bible is addressed to idols and is an abomination to God.
(Jer 10:2-5)

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It follows that the Biblical-Christian faith, with the Bible as the sole foundation of faith and without any random additions invented by human beings (Talmud, Catechism, Quran etc.), is the "narrow gate", the only possibility in this world which brings people to faith in the redeeming sacrifice of the Son of God on the cross, and thus through the forgiveness of sins allows them access to the one and only God of the Bible.
(Mt 7:13)

Since there is only this one and only living God and His Son Jesus Christ, any tolerance of other, invented gods, is a scam for the creatures truly seeking their Creator, and therefore has to be severely condemned.

Therefore do not believe any of these false preachers, no matter what religion. For those who worship dead idols are godless and those who worship only the Father do not believe in the Son. But whoever denies the Son does not have the Father.
(1Jn 2:23)

And those who pretend to be Christian either worship Catholic idols or as Protestants have gay bishops. They are all bad fruits of bad trees. Their God does not hear them, their prayers go nowhere and their blessing becomes a curse!
(Mt 7:16-18)




What we can deduce from this?

So to proceed with this interpretation, we can start by postulating the following biblical facts:

1.  There is just the one and only triune God.

2.  All religions of this world are human inventions and therefore constitute idol worship.

3.  There are only two faith communities worldwide that worship this one God:

  the Jews in the Mosaic faith and.
  the biblical Christians in the Christian faith.

4.  Through their deicide, the Jews have lost all contact with their God.

5.  Since then, the biblical Christian faith community has been the only connection in the world between people and their God.


The first, human Antichrist.

And now, unbelievable as it may seem, just this last deduction leads us to a completely new view of the motives for the actions of the Antichrist. If one forgets the views shaped by the various Christian denominations, and concentrates instead on the spiritual connection to our God and His Son, one becomes aware of hitherto hardly noticed clues which shine a somewhat different light on the biblical events.

A little noticed statement by the Lord suggests in this context an entirely plausible, but at the same time very dangerous probability.

I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him.

Jn 5,39 "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; 5,40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. 5,41 "I do not receive glory from men; 5,42 but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. 5,43 "I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him. Jn 5,39-43;


This "other", whom the Lord here compares with himself – the Christ or Messiah – can therefore only be the Antichrist, who will come and, as the Lord says here, will be accepted by the Jews. But this means that the Antichrist must first of all be a Jew, because a non-Jew would never be accepted by the Jews as the Messiah.

And he will also not just come as a "counter-Christ", but - as is also recognizable from the above statement by the Lord – as an "instead of Christ". He will appear as the Messiah whom the Jews have been expecting for two thousand years. Here it is possible that the "Messianic Jews" will play an important role, because they could very easily change their allegiance from the Christian Messiah to the false Messiah.

This first Antichrist will claim to be the real Messiah, saying that Jesus of Nazareth was an impostor and blasphemer; and that the prophecies of Scripture are now to be fulfilled by him, and that he will now become world ruler and Israel a world power (Jer 31:6-7).

Looking at the description of the Antichrist in the Bible – where Paul in his second letter to the Thessalonians calls him "lawless one" and the "evil one", while John in Revelation refers to him as the "beast from the sea" – we can learn more about him:

The lawless one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan,with all power and signs and false wonders.

2The 2,8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 2,9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 2,10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 2The 2,8-10;

A beast was rising out of the sea (political systems) and to it the dragon gave his power and his throne.

Rev 13,1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems upon its horns and a blasphemous name upon its heads. 13,2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. 13,3 One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth followed the beast with wonder. 13,4 Men worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?" Rev 13,1-4;


In this first half of his reign, as the first Antichrist, he will adhere to the Mosaic faith and persecute those of other faiths – especially Christians – and even have them put to death (Mt 10:17-23; Mt 24:9-10; Mk 13:9-13). He will establish the Mosaic religion as the state religion (Rev 2:9; 3:9) and possibly even ban the New Testament.

He will have the Temple in Jerusalem rebuilt and claim that this is the fulfillment of the prophecies in Zech 6:12-15. In the course of his "cooperation" with Israel, however, he will promote the Mosaic faith less and less, but will focus increasingly on himself as the object of worship.

Towards the end of his reign he will then abolish the daily sacrifice (Mt 24:15; Dan 9:27), have his own image set up in the temple and demand that he now be worshiped as the God of the Israelites. If the Jews already had problems with him as he gradually fell away from the Mosaic faith, they will now completely dissolve the covenant with him.

Then, when the Son of God comes for the Rapture of the dead Christians and those still living (2The 2:8; Mt 24:29-31; Mk 13:24-27; Lk 17:24-37, he will kill this first Antichrist, as we are told below, by Paul in 2The 2:8 and John above in Rev 13:3 . This ends the reign of the first, human Antichrist.

The Son of Man will come on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.

Mt 24,29 "But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 24,30 "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. 24,31 "And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. Mt 24,29-31;

The lawless one, whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming.

2The 2,7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 2,8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 2,9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 2,10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 2The 2,7-10;


This biblical reference to "the stars falling from heaven" at the coming of the Lord could also indicate that these are the fallen angels of Satan – the spirits of demons – who will be allowed to leave their place of waiting in the upper layers of the atmosphere in the Last Days and - – similarly to the Son of God who descends "just like the lightning" (Lk 17:24) – fall to earth like lightning bolts.

The Holy Spirit, who was sent to earth by the Son of God after His Ascension (Jn 14:7) and has since then "restrained" these demons, (above, 2The 2,7) now, at the Second Coming of the Lord to earth, " is taken out of the way", i.e. ascends again to the Father in heaven. (t seems as if always one of the two - Son or Holy Spirit - must be with the Father in heaven.)

These demons, of course, have already been here on earth for two thousand years, since their expulsion from heaven. At that time, with Satan as their leader, they had lost the battle in heaven against the angels of God under the leadership of the archangel Michael, fled to earth and sought refuge in the spirit of human beings. But they were then cast out by Jesus and His disciples (Mt 10:1; Mk 1:27; 5:13; 6:7 etc.), and the "Helper" (Jn 15:26), the Holy Spirit sent by the Lord, kept them away from the earth.

(See also Discourse 137: "The Biblical-Christian faith – The battle in heaven.")


The World Empires in the Bible.(LANDSCAPE)


Kingdom of
Egypt



Kingdom of
Assyria



Kingdom of
Babylon



Kingdom of
Medo-Persia



Kingdom of
Greece



Kingdom of
Rome



Kingdom of Antichrist
(The Great Tribulation)


Millennium
(Kingdom of peace)



Last Fight



Rev 17:9-11
Thutmosis


Rev 17:9-11
Assurnasirpal


Rev 17:9-11
Nebukadnezzar


Rev 17:9-11
Cores (Cyrus)


Rev 17:9-11
Alexander


Rev 17:9-11
Augustus


Rev 17:9-11
Beast


Rev 20:4-7
Jesus Christ


Rev 17:8-11
Satan (beast)


1st
head / king
he has fallen


2nd
head / king
he has fallen


3rd
head / king
he has fallen


4th
head / king
he has fallen

5th
head / king
he has fallen


6th
head / king
he is


     7th               
1st Antichrist Sea          head / king         2nd Antichrist Abyss  
       Rev 13:1             he will come             Rev 13:7; 11:7     
Judgments of Seals                    Day of the LORD        

First Resurrection:
the martyrs come to
life and reign with
Christ for 1000 years

8th
head / king
he was 7th














Rev 6:2

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2Thess 2:1-8
Mt 24:29
Rev 7:14
















Eze 31:2-11





















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T
Eze 39:1-13
Har-Magedon
Rev 16:16; 19:19-24



Eze 38:1-13





Isa 10:5-26











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Dan 2:32.37-38
head
of fine gold

Dan 2:32.39
breast, arms
of silver

Dan 2:32.39
belly, thighs
of bronze

Dan 2:33.40
legs
of iron

 Dan 2:33.41-43   
feet
iron, clay

R
E



Dan 2:42.44
toes iron clay
ten kings

Dan 2:34-35. 44-45
mountain stone
without hands















Dan 7:4
lion
wings of eagle
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Dan 7:5
bear
raised side
|

Dan 7:6
leopard
four heads
|

Dan 7:7
beast
iron teeth
ten horns

Dan 7:8
little horn
boaster
|


Dan 7:11
given to
the fire
|

Dan 7:13-14
Son of Man




















V
Rev 13:2
mouth of lion




V
Rev 13:2
feet of bear




V
Rev 13:2
like leopard




V
Rev 13:1
ten horns




V
Rev 13:3
slain to
death but
was healed



V
Rev 13:4.14
false prophet;
alive into the
lake of fire
Rev 19:20







Rev 20:2-6






Rev 20:7-10



The second, demonic Antichrist.

DThis deceased first Antichrist will be raised from the dead again (Rev 13:3) by Satan, who will endow this being, now a demon, with all his – Satan’s – power and might, even giving him his throne (2The 2:9-10; Rev 13:2).

This raising by Satan is something we find once in Rev 13,3, where John writes that one of the heads of the beast (the seventh and last head) was mortally wounded "and his fatal wound was healed". And then we have Rev 11:7, where it is suddenly stated that the beast (obviously the beast from the sea, from Rev 13) makes another appearance, this time arising from the abyss, i.e. the realm of the dead (Job 26:6), and killing the two hitherto invincible witnesses of God.

When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.

Rev 11,3 And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth." 11,4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 11,5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way. 11,6 These have the power to shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire. 11,7 When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. Rev 11,3-7;


The fact that these two witnesses of God were invincible, and this beast from the abyss (the realm of the dead) could kill them nevertheless, is a reason to believe that Satan has his hand in the game here. He gives his strength and power to this resurrected human being (demon), by manifesting himself in the spirit of this beast.

This second, demonic Antichrist will also claim to be God himself, and will have people worship him and his "creator" – i.e. Satan (Rev 13:4).

And here we now reach the topic of interest. As the first Antichrist, he had come to power in Israel with the Mosaic faith as the "Messiah". Satan wanted to become the world ruler with him – as the Bible prophesies of the real Messiah – with Israel as the world power. But this was prevented by the Son of God.

With the resurrected second Antichrist, however, things will be different in every respect. He will no longer make use of the people of Israel, but will present himself as the son of "God" and Satan as "God the Father" and call for both to be worshiped by the people of the whole world.

Jesus Christ came to the Israelites as the Son of God and as the true Messiah, in the name, power and authority of God His Father.

And He will arise and shepherd His flock In the strength of the LORD, In the majesty of the name of the LORD His God.

Mic 5,2 "But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity." 5,3 Therefore He will give them up until the time when she who is in labor has borne a child. Then the remainder of His brethren will return together with the sons of Israel. (cs. Buber) 5, 4 And He will arise and shepherd His flock In the strength of the LORD, In the majesty of the name of the LORD His God. And they will remain, Because at that time He will be great To the ends of the earth. Mic 5,2–4;


And this is exactly what Satan now wants to imitate. He lets his "son", the demonic Antichrist, appear in his – Satan’s – power and might, and even gives him his throne.

Authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.

Rev 13,7 It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. 13,8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain. Rev 13,7-8;


And the demonic Antichrist will now no longer appear as a Jewish Messiah, but will elevate himself – in a new religion – to divine status, claiming to be "God" and calling for himself to be worshiped. With the false prophet – the Catholic Pope – assisting, and the Catholic church as the "base organization", he will come to power and fame worldwide in a short space of time.

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth (religious systems); and he had two horns like a lamb (Christian) and he spoke as a dragon (diabolic).

Rev 13,11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. 13,12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. 13,13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men. 13,14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.

13,15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 13,16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 13,17 and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Rev 13,11-17;


Jude 1:7;
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And this is then the moment when the Antichrist will subjugate the whole world with this trick of a "mark", which every human being has to show in order to be able to buy or sell, under penalty of death. Furthermore, every person in this world who does not worship the image of the Antichrist will be controlled and recognized in the spirit and immediately killed.

A particular help for this will be the false prophet, who will arrange all these measures, like the order to "the earth and those who dwell in it" to make an image to the Antichrist and to worship this image, and to get a mark on the forehead or the right hand, so that "no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark."

Fortunately, the reign of this Antichrist will not last very long. But nevertheless, in the few years of his tyranny, he will have a great many people killed – mainly Christians who oppose these commandments. At the end of his reign, he will then completely overestimate himself and fight against the Son of God.

Satan, the demonic Antichrist and his false prophet will send out spirits to the kings of the whole earth, to gather them and their armies in Har-Magedon to fight against the Son of God and his heavenly army. The Antichrist and his false prophet are thrown alive into the lake of fire.

The rest of the great earthly army and their kings are killed with the sword that comes out of the mouth of the Son of God. Satan himself is bound in the abyss for the thousand years of the Millennium, and then released again for a short time.

And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon.

Rev 16,13 And I saw, issuing from the mouth of the dragon and from the mouth of the beast and from the mouth of the false prophet, three foul spirits like frogs; 16,14 for they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. 16,15 ("Lo, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed!") 16,16And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon. Rev 16,13-16;

And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet, these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.

Rev 19,19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 19,20 And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. 19,21 And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh. Rev 19,19-21;


Satan will then, after the Millennium, be let loose one last time to seduce people and lead all who profess him up to Jerusalem, to defeat God Almighty and put himself in his place. But while they are still on the way to Jerusalem fire will fall from heaven and destroy all followers of Satan.

Then too Satan will be finally thrown into the lake of fire. "When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all." (1Cor 15,28)


Summary.



Assuming that the above interpretations are consistent in their approach, we can draw the following conclusions:

 The first attempt of Satan to achieve world domination with the first, human Antichrist as Messiah and the people of Israel was thwarted by the Son of God, at his return for the Rapture, by the killing of this first Antichrist. With the return of the Son of God, however, the Holy Spirit will also be recalled and the angels of Satan, who have been waiting in orbit for 2000 years, can now return to earth. (cf. John Glenn: "Myriads of Stars").

 Now, with the second, demonic Antichrist, what was already recognizable at the end of the reign of the first Antichrist becomes the the official program. Namely, that Satan is not in the least concerned with fulfilling the prophecy and leading Israel to world power, but is more intent on becoming world ruler himself.

 Nor does he care any longer about the Mosaic religion, but rather wants to become a "world religion" himself. But for this he lacks, given the short time frame, the necessary infrastructure and the logistics, both of which would have been available to him with Israel – even if to a limited extent. But as he knows from millennia of cooperation, he has a helper in need.

 The Catholic Pope has always been a willing and successful helper for making the devil’s voice heard in the world. And furthermore, the Catholic Church in particular has the necessary infrastructure and logistics on a unique scale: a church population of 1.3 billion Catholics, idol worship ("Mary"), death worship (the deceased "saints") and, last but not least, countless thousands of churches in almost every country of the world.

 And so he gets the Catholic Pope (the last one1)) into the game. And he gives him what Popes have always wanted: besides more power and influence, the ability to work miracles. Thus he finds in the Pope a reliable and devoted servant for himself and the Antichrist (Rev 13,11-17). And so the Pope will in turn arrange that in all churches of the world the image of the Antichrist (perhaps on a TV screen) will replace the cross of Christ as an object of worship. This then is the "New World Order".

 Satan (the dragon), the demonic Antichrist and his false prophet then tyrannize mankind for a few years and kill many people (Christians) because they refuse to worship the image of the Antichrist. At the end of the Antichrist’s reign, these three will gather the kings of the earth with their armies to fight against the Son of God and his heavenly army at Har-Magedon. They will lose this battle and the Antichrist and the false prophet will be thrown into the lake of fire.

 During the ensuing Millennium, Satan will be bound in the abyss and will only be released again after the thousand years, in order to lead the people who belong to him to Jerusalem to fight against God. On the way there, fire will fall from heaven and destroy all the people. Satan is then finally thrown into the lake of fire.




Epilogue

At the beginning, I wrote at the end of my preface::

If the Jewish scribes of two thousand years ago had been better (and perhaps more courageous) at studying their scriptures and interpreting them, they might have recognized their Messiah and welcomed him. Then the course of world history would have been different. But instead they had their Messiah murdered and so plunged the world into two millennia of chaos.


If the above conclusions are correct, then we are heading for a catastrophe in the end times similar to the one that happened in Israel two thousand years ago, only with the signs reversed. Whereas the Jewish scribes back then took the real Messiah for the false one, condemned him to death and had him murdered, in the Last Days they will take the false Messiah for the real one and thus plunge the world for a short time into chaos once again.

As the Bible prophesies, this time it will be a catastrophe the likes of which the world has never experienced before and will never experience again. It will cost the lives of billions of people and destroy the planet to the point of uninhabitability. There will be few survivors. Mankind will be deprived of all its technical, economic and social achievements of the last thousand years. The surviving remnant will have to earn their daily bread again cultivating crops and raising livestock, and make their journeys in horse-drawn carts.

Just as God punished the people of Israel two thousand years ago for their deicide by having the city of Jerusalem, including the Temple and the altar of burnt offering, razed to the ground by the legions of Titus after forty years had passed, and causing the Jews to be driven out of their land into the worldwide Diaspora, so in the Last Days all humanity will be made to realize that there is a God and that his patience is not infinite.

This greatest catastrophe of all ages is at the same time a cleanup operation: a cleansing of the entire planet and of humanity itself. Whole continents will be shifted, all mountains will be leveled and all islands will disappear.

And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

Rev 16,19 The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath. 16,20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 16,21 And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe. Rev 16,19-21;

The LORD will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken from its place.

Isa 13,13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken from its place At the fury of the LORD of hosts In the day of His burning anger. 13,14 And it will be that like a hunted gazelle, or like sheep with none to gather them, They will each turn to his own people, And each one flee to his own land. Isa 13,13–14;

Heaven and earth will be shaken and removed.

Hbr 12,26 And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, "yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven." 12,27 This expression, "Yet once more," denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Heb 12,26–27;

Heaven and earth will be worn out like clothing and they will be changed.

Ps 102,25 "Of old You founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands.102,26 " Even they will perish, but You endure; and all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed. Ps 102,25–26

(See also Chapter 08: "The reorganization of heaven and earth.")


And with it, all man-made "highs" will be brought down. All skyscrapers, high towers, and all high rise buildings. In a word, everything high will be degraded. And this not only with the buildings, but also with the people – all the "high" people, from the billionaires, corporate leaders and presidents to the religious leaders of this world. They will all be completely helpless and without resources, and if they survive will have no possessions left to them except their clothes.

Of course all this seems incredible and will be dismissed as an absurdity, especially in our "modern" times. But it is all provable on the basis of biblical evidence. And to those who think that the Bible is a book of fairy tales, the Bible – not I – points out that people living before the Great Flood and before the downfall of Sodom and Gomorrah thought much the same.

But unlike then, this downfall will at the same time be a fresh departure into a new era – into the time of the Millennium. Because all this is also a preparation for the Millennial Kingdom of Peace of the Son of God on this earth. The Millennium will be the last period of the physical existence of mankind on this planet.

Our Lord Jesus Christ will rule the entire world. God the Father will again dwell among mankind in the Holy of Holies of the Temple in Jerusalem, as he dwelt with the Israelites in Jerusalem in former times, before the death of his Son on the cross. And in the Millennium people will again live for a thousand years, as they did before the Great Flood.

However, since humans will continue to multiply during these thousand years, the world population will grow to an estimated ninety to one hundred billion people. But because the entire planet will be a flat surface, there will be enough arable land available to feed these massive numbers.

The climate too will be changed. And this will be in such a way that people will be able to reap several harvests every year – the sower will meet the reaper. All war materials will be destroyed and there will be no more wars. As for those peoples who refuse to come to Jerusalem every year to worship God, their land will have no rain and they will slowly starve to death.

There will be no more evil in the animal kingdom either. The lion will eat grass like the cow, and the infant will play beside the poisonous snake. Many of those people who have survived the original catastrophe will convert to God and go to Jerusalem.

Although evil – Satan – is banished during these thousand years of the Millennium, there will nonetheless still be people who do not want to acknowledge this God in Jerusalem. For them, at the end of the thousand years, Satan, the adversary of God, will be let loose again. And he will gather people around him, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.

Under the leadership of this "angel of light", Lucifer, millions of people will then march against Jerusalem to storm the city of almighty God and to install Satan as ruler. But while they are still on the way, fire will fall from heaven and destroy the whole army. The devil is then thrown into the lake of fire, finally and for all eternity.

Then, after all the enemies of God have been destroyed, the General Resurrection will take place. All people who have died will be resurrected with a resurrection body and those who are then alive will be "clothed over" – just as at the Rapture. And so all people who have ever lived – except those who have already received their wages at the judgment of reward – will then be judged by the Son of God at the Last Judgment.

And then this first creation of God, the earth, the sun and the whole cosmos, will pass away and God will make a second creation with a new earth, which will probably be a thousand times as large as our present planet. However, it will be without a sea and without sun or moon, because the glory of God will illuminate it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

And here, too, Jerusalem will be located on a mountain – just like in the Millennium. The city and the mountain, however, will be a thousand times bigger than the millennial Jerusalem. And there will no longer be a temple in the city, for God and the Lamb are its temple. "There will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away" (Rev 21,4).

The above statement ("God and the Lamb are its temple"), however, is somewhat in need of explanation. In the same way as the Lord Jesus says, in Rev 3,21,

Rev 3,21 21 ‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Rev 3,21;


it seems inexplicable to us today how billions of "overcomers", i.e. resurrected Christian believers, should sit with their Lord on a single throne. But here one must take into account that after death and resurrection people no longer possess a physical body, but – just like God – have a spiritual body and can interpenetrate one another.

We have a vivid illustration of this in Lk 8,26-33. Here Jesus casts out an unclean spirit from a possessed man and asks the spirit, "What is your name? And he said, Legion; for many demons had entered into him." And when you know that a legion in the Roman army of that time consisted of 6000 legionaries, that tells you how many spirits of fallen angels were lodged in the spirit of this man.

(See also Discourse 137: "The Biblical-Christian faith – The battle in heaven.")


And similarly as the Trinity of God – i.e. Father, Son and Holy Spirit – are integrated ("embedded") as spirit in the Spirit of God, so too in the new, second creation human beings, with their spiritual body, can integrate themselves in the Spirit of God and of the Lamb, just as they did in the first, physical creation, when they went into the Temple.

In the dimension of God beyond space and time, these resurrected people will then no longer need to reproduce, because of course they themselves will live forever. They will have finally reached the form of existence for which they were created by God in the beginning: eternal life in peace, joy and righteousness with God.

You do not understand the Scriptures or the power of God.

Mk 12,18 Some Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection) came to Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying, 12,19 "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves behind a wife and leaves behind no child, his brother should marry the wife and raise up children to his brother. 12,20 "There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no children. 12,21 "The second one married her, and died leaving behind no children; and the third likewise; 12,22 and so all seven left no children. Last of all the woman died also. 12,23 "In the resurrection, when they rise again, which one’s wife will she be? For all seven had married her."

12,24 Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures or the power of God? 12,25 "For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 12,26 "But regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, and the God of Jacob’? 12,27 "He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken." Mk 12,18-27;





Notes:

1) The prophecy of Malachy: the 267th Pope will be the last Pope. (St. Malachy (1094-1148) was the Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland.)
The Catholic Church venerates him as a saint. His feast day is November 3. Malachy had a vision of all the future popes. According to this, there are to be 267 popes (John Paul II [10/16/1978 - 3/2/2005/FH] was the 265th Pope). The prophecy states that the 265th Pope will remain in office for an exceptionally long time (this was also the case). Regarding Ratzinger [4/19/2005 - 2/28/2013/FH], the 266th pope, Malachy prophesied that he would have only a short term in office.


As for the last Pope, the prophecy states that the last Pope will call himself Peter and subsequently the world comes to an end. He would then be the last Pope, and after him the end of the papacy, the end of the Catholic Church and even the end of the world is imminent.

(Maria Gress  / malachias-prophezeiung [the prophecy of malachy]], 1.3.2013)