One 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 Jesus Himself.

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. v17 - 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, v19 - To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. v20 - And 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' is, which proclaims His coming to fulfill "the 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 'AND'.

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 Testament.

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 Isaiah 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 his reign.

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 Eastern 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! 

Saddam 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 horn', performance.

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.

His 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.

When 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.

Now, 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 be Babylon! 

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.

Of 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.

We monitor the daily news around the world to keep abreast of every nuance of the story. We update the story as it happens in the CHN Watchers World Dispatch. Check there often and compare notes.

Don't be fooled by the traditions, and teachings based on traditions, that we can't know any of these things.  As we said in the opening of this study;

You miss all the important things when you're not informed.



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