THE RISE OF
of the most mysterious, misunderstood, and maligned words in the English
language is 'Antichrist'. The word is a cognate of Anti, and Christ. Anti=false,
and Christ=deliverer. So the word means 'false deliverer'.
In the context that is used in scripture, it
refers to an end time individual who the Jews mistakenly identify as their
worldly deliverer. Mistakenly, because later, he recognizes and seizes
an opportunity, that causes him to break the deal he made with them, and
turn against them.
The Jews didn't accept Jesus as their deliverer
in His time, because of the way Isaiah 61,
verse 2 is read and understood by the Jews.
The following demonstration will de-mystify
the entire matter, and open up a whole new world to you.
In Chapter 61,
Isaiah is describing the mission of the Christ.
He says, "the spirit of the Lord is upon
me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek,
He hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the
captives, and opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim
the acceptable year of the Lord, AND the day of vengeance of our
God; to comfort all that mourn."
[It is important to understand that the scripture
they read from at the time was the Septuagint version of the Bible. It
was written in Greek, and there was no punctuation. Isaiah was a prophet
who saw his visions as all one piece. He saw it from beginning to end,
without regard for time. He just saw it, and said, God said that's the
way it's going to be. The last line of this scripture describes the missions
of both the first and second coming of Christ. First as the lamb of God,
and second in vengeance.]
The correct punctuation to this verse is so
important to future history, that it is placed there by none other than
Isaiah 61 is the
first verse of scripture Jesus read on the day that He began His ministry.
The event is recorded in Luke, Chapter 4,
verses 16-21. v16 - "And
he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and, as his custom was,
he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
- And there was delivered unto him the
book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the
place where it was written, v18 - The
Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed
me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent
me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance
to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty
them that are bruised,
- To preach the acceptable year of the
Lord. v20 -
He closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down.
And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
v21 - And,
He began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled
in your ears."
Jesus knew that there would be a time gap, between
the first part and second part where the 'AND'
which proclaims His coming to fulfill
day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all that mourn".
But, by closing the book, and telling
them, "today this
scripture was fulfilled in their ears",
the part before the 'AND',
Jesus punctuates that passage with a period. It would not have been factual
for Him to have finished the sentence after the
The people and the ministers in the synagogue that day got so upset with
Jesus for saying those words that they wanted to kill him right there.
They followed Him out of town, and were going to throw him off a cliff.
Because the record of the punctuation that Jesus
put on this very important passage is in the New Testament, the Jews continue
to read Isaiah 61
in the same old way, because they rejected Jesus, and don't read the New
There are three instances, in the bible, where the incident of Christ first
coming is separated by punctuation. In Isaiah
61, it is punctuated with a comma. In Luke
4, with a period, and Daniel
9 uses a colon. The correct punctuation is
the period, as that's how Jesus actually read it.
You miss the real important things
when you're not informed.
The Jews are still waiting for the deliverer of
61, who comes in vengeance to destroy their
enemies. And that will be their downfall again, because He will come, but
not until after a person, who, at the appointed time, uses that knowledge
to deceive a majority of them into thinking that he is their earthly deliverer.
That person will be the false deliverer / Antichrist. And the story confirmed
by Jesus in Matthew 24
and brutally spelled out in the Book of Revelations
is the result. But, by then the Church is gone, so the prophecy in them
are for those left here.
The scriptures reveal a lot about this person who turns out to be the false
deliverer. In them we discover his origins, his motivation, his reign of
seven years and his actions during each of the first and second half of
He is called by many names. Man of Sin, Son of Perdition, The Wicked One, The Beast, The Little Horn, Gog, Antichrist,
the prince that shall come and The Peacemaker. But
they're all the same person.
In his time he is really three things. First he is a person. later he's
also a government, and finally he and his government are spirit ruled. We
know that he comes on the scene in peace. We know that his swiftness and
cunning are as Alexander the great, that his territory is in the land of
the Old Medo-Persian domain, his capital is Baghdad, his goal is power,
and he is ruled by a spirit during the last half of his reign. We know
that the spirit that rules him is the evil prince of Grecia, the same spirit
that once ruled the Grecian Conqueror, Alexander. [see The Spirit Behind
Antichrist in the CHN Newsletter]
We know that he rises to power from within a group of ten kings from the
Leg [see Right Leg? - Left Leg ? in the CHN Newsletter] of the Old
Roman Empire. We know that he brings about a peace agreement between the
Jews, and the other kings, that permits the Jews to rebuild their temple
and resume sacrificing. We know he uproots three of the ten kings from
whence he came. We know that after three and a half years he breaks his
deal with all of them, and takes over.
The story takes us to a time in history when the world's attention is focused
on the kingdoms of the Middle east, because the trouble brewing there,
is leading to some extremely bad news for the world. But, a peacemaker,
one of the kings of the region, enters stage left, just in the nick of
time, provides the recipe for peace, and gets things peaceful and quieted down for a while. [three and one half years]
The worlds undivided attention is presently being directed towards those
very kings, and that very territory, and for good reason.
It started with the rebirth of the free state of Israel, in 1948, and has
become an escalating source as an 'attention getter' over the years, as
it evolved into its present status. It
began to get serious notice in 1973, with the oil crisis, OPEC, and how
the balance of money shifted towards the mid-east. It reached the state
of undivided, when Saddam decided to make a play for the oil, in a move
that he anticipated would bring great power and authority to himself, and
the respect of his fellows.
His actions brought about the opposite. He gained no ones respect, and
his military might was quelled. Well, at least for the time being. He is
a madman, who had the power to use chemical, biological and nuclear weapons
against his enemies. He hates the Jews, and wants them out of there, and
he also knows what power the oil commands.
Rightly, the worlds leaders agree that, he, nor any of his pals, can be
allowed to destroy that part of the world. The oil is too important. Their
fanatical contempt for the Jews, is the underlying cause that might incite
one of them to destroy, not only the Jews, but potentially millions around
the world, and the OIL!
demonstrated the he had no regard for the oil, he set it ablaze! He had
no regard for human life, he used chemicals on the Kurds! His pals, Kadahfi of Libya, and Hassad of Syria are no better. They sponsor the terrorist
groups that keep the area in turmoil, so they won't make peace. They even
have the audacity to threaten the United States with their terrorist acts
in this country, trying to keep us out of their business. But, their business
is our business, so, along with the rest of the semi-sane world, we're
in their faces.
The world tuned in CNN and watched with amazement, in living color, as
a united coalition joined in a quick decisive war against Saddam, saved
the oil from near disaster, and reduced his potential immediate threat.
Yet, the rumblings from those countries continues to grow louder each day.
What's really needed there right now, is a peaceful solution, so the world
can have time to stabilize its' oil based economy, and secure it's future.
On today's stage, the scene that is called for in the story requiring the
emergence of the 'little horn' character has arrived. And, there's a player
on stage, bewildering the cast, with his inspiringly motivated, 'little
He is of sufficient stature, has a focused motivation, [known only to him]
and the necessary commodity to make it work. Presently negotiating a plan
for peace that must satisfy the greatest majority, so peace can be declared.
Anyone dissatisfied enough, after that, to raise their weapons against
peace, would be dealt with for the common good, by the common military.
The on-stage player in this high steaks game of power fits
the description of the 'little horn' character to a tee. First, his kingdom
is insignificant. It was a gift, has very few natural resources, very little
money, and is on Palestinian land. However, his regal descendancy, his true identity, is through the
Hashemite Kingdom of
the old Muslim Empire, the seventh Empire on the Babylonian Land of old;
religious royalty, descendants of the prophet Muhammad. A true gentleman, progressive
leader, military strategist and survivor. He is alive mostly
because of his powerful western friends, his cunning, and his willingness
to get along with everyone in the region, just to keep what he has.
Several attempts have been made on his life since
1952 when he ascended his throne, after the death of his grandfather. In
1958 his cousin, King Fisal II of Iraq, and his family, were assassinated,
in a military junta, sponsored by Egypt and Syria. Then they tried to over
throw him, but the USA, the Brits and his loyal locals, along with his
own courage and military ability, saved the day. However, he has vowed
to regain control of his Hashemite land of Iraq that was lost at the time.
King Hussein, the Hashemite King, and 42nd descendant of the Prophet Muhammad
died in February of 1999 and was replaced by his eldest son Abdullah bin
Hussein. King Abdullah is the new Hashemite King.
kingdom is a small, poor place under great pressure and threats from all
around him. He must really despise Egypt and Syria for what they have done
to he, his family, and his kingdom, yet he does anything it takes to keep
the peace with them. In
August 1967, when the entire region was plotting against the Jews, he attended
the conference in Khartoum, out of which came the 'three no's" resolution
[no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, and no negotiations with
Israel], while all the time secretly meeting with Israel for over fifteen
years to keep better relations with them. But, he never would make peace
with them, for fear of reprisals from other Arab nations.
In the 1973 war, he refused to join Syria and Egypt in a surprise attack
against Israel, but he sent a few tanks to the Golan Heights in support
of Syria. [he has to go the way the wind blows] He got sucked into the
'67 war, and was massacred. He lost troops, and land, lots of his best
land, the west bank. He immediately started secretly meeting with Israel
for cultivation rights. He was stuck with 200,000 Palestinian refugees,
a problem that he feared at the time could overtake him and cause him to
loose his kingdom. He helped when Carter got Sadat and Begin together,
when Israel made peace with Egypt. He has always been a spokesman for peace
in the region, because he needs it worse than anyone. He gets pushed around
more than any other nation in the Mideast.
the PLO came into his country, he had to accommodate them, and got pushed
around by Arafat, but all the while, still secretly meeting with Israel.
During the Gulf war, he sided with Iraq, because 40 percent of his money
came from trade with Iraq. But, he was secretly a double agent for his
best friends, the USA. When Saddam found out about the double cross, he
put a bounty on his head.
His main financial support comes from the USA,
Britton, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
even he, has finally made an official peace with Israel. And, once again
he has been asked, by the worlds leaders, and his Arab coalition, to act
as the peacemaker for the region. [That's been going on since 1980] In
fact, he has been declared "The Peacemaker" in newspaper headlines. The
Saudi's, and the other Arabians are in, Egypt is there and he's on board.
They have called him "an honorable man", one that can be trusted. [In the
story, he wins his kingdom by flattery. And, since he already owns one,
kingdom, that is, it must be another that he is trying to win.]
Only Syria, Iraq and Libya to go. If Syria goes for peace, Iraq and Libya
are in a very precarious position. They have already been warred against,
and are under strong warnings. Any armed opposition from them would surely
lead to their final uprooting.
[If it happened that Iraq got uprooted, he would
be in position to regain his Hashemite Kingdom. That would make him much
richer, and a lot more powerful in a big hurry. If Syria took offence to
that move, he would be in a position to do a little uprooting in that direction
also, and then an even larger part of the old Hashemite Kingdom would be
in his hands, and he'd be even richer.]
He would be much admired then, because he
would be restored to his ancestral throne, had made peace for the Jews
and their neighbors, restored order to that part of the world and stabilized the oil, because now it is in the hands of the sane, rather than the insane,
and no more threats. The 'little horn', who started out the underdog, shoved
around, and dependent on everyone, is now looking pretty good.
In fact, a couple years of peace and stability would open the way for another
Daniel prophecy to come to pass. He will
come against the richest provinces when they feel secure.
If he regained the Iraqi [Hashemite] Kingdom, and he got control of the
Saudi and Kuwaiti Oil, along with his own, and, he had a few of those dirty
little toys of Saddams hidden away, you'd wake up one morning, and this
'little horn' would be THE MAN! The center of the money world would suddenly
If the worlds stage is playing out Daniels' story, then the scene on stage
right now, would have to play out with that kind of scenario. The real
time, day to day scene in the middle east is presently playing out this
exact scenario. The rise of such a person happens in the story, so it will
happen on the stage.
The Hashemite King is a brilliant man. Military strategist, a survivor who
has the right motivation. The Hashemite land is properly his, and getting
it back while helping the world is righteous. He doesn't do the other stuff
until he becomes Gog, ruled by the evil prince of Grecia. Until then, his
intentions are solidly founded. Look for him to do something of unequaled
significance to bring about peace.
The players are on the stage of history, the drama is being played out,
and the scenes that are unfolding are amazingly in line with the events
described centuries ago by Daniel.
Daniel was a captured Jew who rose to the highest
position in the court of Babylon. He had credibility because he possessed
the power of his god. Because of him, King Nebuchadnezzar, declared to
his nation, that Daniels' god was God. And now, Daniels' prophesy of the
end times of his people and his holy city [Jerusalem] is walking around
on the stage of history.
the players on the stage, the Hashemite King
is the player best positioned, and has been selected, by the rest of the
cast, for the role of the peacemaker. The new King, King Abdullah is pictured
taking the oath of office adjacent to the portrait of his father King Hussein.
His policies and objectives remain true to King Hussein's.
He wants to be everybody's friend, even though secretly, he has to despise
those that use him and his present kingdom as a pawn. Iraq and Syria are
his greatest enemies, because they sit on his rightful kingdom, which they stole
from him. Now, he's wooing Syria to join he, Egypt and the Arabs,
to get in on the peace with Israel.
What will Syria do? Is Israel going to continue
with the peace? Will the escalation of hostilities in Palestine result
in a change of Israeli government? Stay tuned.
That's it right up to January, 1997. [5757 for the Jews] Now you know the
prophecy of the rise of Antichrist, and how that prophecy is playing out
in our time. It is either happening or it's not. We have been watching
and keeping tract of the stage and its' players for 21 years, ever since
Egypt made peace with Israel. We never cease to be amazed at the accuracy
with which the story is unfolding, which players get what roles, and how
all the other parts of this astounding prophecy are aligning.
The reason to watch all of this is simple. The peacemaker can't make the
peace, and arise on the scene as the peacemaker until after the church
is caught away. By identifying him, through the role he's playing on today's stage, we are able to track his progress towards peace, and thereby watch
just how close we are to the Rapture.
If this is the time, and these are the events, you can't miss but to know
who the peacemaker character is, even if it changes from one player to
another. The players are the players, the stage is the stage, and the prophecy
is the story.
If these are the preached 'END
TIMES', this has to be the reason it is. Show
me what else is occurring on the stage of history today that even closely
resembles the present Mideast circumstances, that would give, to the religious
leaders of the world, a reason to preach and have accepted, that these
are the end times of the Bible.
Daniels prophecy was about the end time of
his people the Jews and their holy city Jerusalem. If you're looking for
end times, look there. He was told to seal up the prophecy until it's time.
If you find Daniels drama going on there now, then it is end times.
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