Prophecy Update: The Antichrist Rising! 5/3/2023
The antichrist is a popular subject among believers looking for the coming of the Lord. It is popular for several reasons. First, and foremost is the belief that we are living in the last days. If we are living in the last days, then the conditions for the rise of antichrist must exist. The conditions are set! The ability to control information, mark everyone, digitize money, the advance of evil, are all in place for the last antichrist to rise and fulfill biblical prophecy. I say the last antichrist because the scriptures are clear that there are many antichrists.
“Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.”
I John 2:18
I want to highlight three passages that say the antichrist is going to go into the temple and set up the ‘abomination of desolation.’ They are Daniel 9:27, Matt.24:15, and 2 Thess.2:3-4. In Daniel 9 God emphasizes that one day the antichrist will make a “firm covenant” with many on behalf of Israel. It will have to do with the temple and worship. The timing of the covenant will be seven years.
“Firm Covenant” comes from two Hebrew words, gāḇar meaning: to be strong; by implication, to prevail, act insolently. The other Hebrew word bᵊrîṯ meaning a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh) covenant, league. These two words form the operation of antichrist in fooling the Jews to believe that they can trust a false treaty! Antichrist will break the treaty in the middle of the seven year treaty. At this point he will go into the temple and stop the sacrifices, setting up the abomination of desolation.
In Matthew 24:15, Jesus quotes Danial 9:27 and says that antichrist is coming to fulfill the abomination of desolation in the last days. 2 Thess.2:3-4 calls the antichrist the “lawless one” or the ‘man of lawlessness.’ Verse four emphasizes that the antichrist wants everyone to worship him as God. Notice that in this verse antichrist goes into the temple to make the announcement that he is god. This is the final fulfillment of the abomination of desolation.
“who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.”
2 Thessalonians 2:4
In 2017 many Christians started supposing that Emmanuel Macron was the antichrist. Here is a list of reasons that they gave: his name Emmanuel means “God with us” and Macron means “the mark”: he was called Europe’s Savior: Magazines published a picture of Macron walking on water: he sat on a golden throne comparing himself to the Roman god Jupiter: many more things can be pointed out but you get the point. Christians are on the lookout for who may end up filling that role.
Another interesting name floated about for being the antichrist is Prince Charles who is now King Charles, the king of England. His coronation is May 6th in a few days. Here is a series of articles about him:
“The upcoming coronation of King Charles III presents a unique opportunity for sharing the gospel with the world, but many are apprehensive that the new sovereign is actually the Antichrist. A coronation is when the church recognizes the king, who takes an oath to defend Protestantism against Catholicism. Charles actually became King of England the moment his mother the Queen died, but the coronation ceremony solidifies it.” https://livingwaters.com/
“The latest candidate for the antichrist is Prince Charles. According to the Beastwatch website, HRH The Prince of Wales gives the game away in his coat of arms, which features a leopard (kind of), bear feet (kind of) and the mouth of a lion (well, yes). Check out Revelation 13:2 to see that this makes him the beast, at least. Furthermore, as the eighth ‘Charles’ according to some arcane calculations, he matches the predictions of Rev 17:9-11 that the beast will be the eighth of a line. And the clincher is that when you add up the numerical assignations of the letters ‘PRINCE CHARLES OF WALES’ you get a certain significant number: 666.” https://gotherefor.com/
There is also a book written about Charles fitting the bill as antichrist called “The Antichrist and a cup of tea.”
“THE ANTICHRIST AND A CUP OF TEA presents the fascinating saga of the British Monarchy’s centuries-long endeavor to establish a “New World Order,” and for the first time, gives hard evidence to suggest the identity of the AntiChrist.” https://www.thriftbooks.com/
Here is an article about the coronation service this weekend and it gets a little bizarre!
“In a First, Subjects to Be Asked to Pledge Allegiance to King: Organizers had promised new elements in the ancient ceremony that will bring the coronation of Britain’s King Charles on Saturday. One of them revealed this weekend is this announcement planned during the service: “All who so desire, in the Abbey, and elsewhere, say together: I swear that I will pay true allegiance to Your Majesty, and to your heirs and successors according to law. So help me God.” A spokesman for the archbishop said the hope is that viewers at home and elsewhere will say the words aloud—”this sense of a great cry around the nation and around the world of support for the king.” There was criticism of the idea, and the spokesman said some people might prefer to say only “God save the King” at the end, and others might spend the moment in reflection, per the Guardian.” https://www.newser.com/
One of the things that marks people who I deem an example of an AntiChrist in history is that they demand that people see them as some sort of god. Hitler did this and so did many of the communist leaders. As I read about King Charles demanding allegiance to him personally, I thought how things changed when Hitler came to power.
“Following Hitler‘s appointment as Chancellor in 1933, the military oath changed again, although soldiers were required to swear loyalty to their people and country (“Volk und Vaterland”), rather to individual leaders. All this changed with the death of German President Paul von Hindenburg on August 2, 1934. At this time, Adolf Hitler began to solidify his control over Germany. That same day, all military personnel in Germany swore a new oath of allegiance. The oath was no longer one of allegiance to the Constitution or its institutions, but one of binding loyalty to Hitler himself:
“I swear by God this holy oath, that I will render to Adolf Hitler, Führer of the German Reich and People, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, unconditional obedience, and that I am ready, as a brave soldier, to risk my life at any time for this oath.” https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/
By 1935 the “Fuhrer Oath” became law for not just the military but all civilian leaders. This mirrors what the final antichrist will do! Hitler fit the bill of an antichrist because he caused the apostasy of the Christian churches and he tried to kill all of the Jews in the world.
Something that is so bizarre to me is that the new king of England is to defend protestantism against catholicism. This is true of the king because in 1534 King Henry the 8th broke from the Catholic Church and started the Anglican Church. Charles has already been working on securing protestantism in his realm. He made this proclamation:
I, Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of My other Realms and Territories, King, Defender of the Faith, do faithfully promise and swear that I shall inviolably maintain and preserve the Settlement of the true Protestant Religion as established by the Laws made in Scotland in prosecution of the Claim of Right and particularly by an Act intituled “An Act for securing the Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Government” and by the Acts passed in the Parliament of both Kingdom for Union of the two Kingdoms, together with the Government, Worship, Discipline, Rights and Privileges of the Church of Scotland. So help me God.” https://gentlereformation.com/
What does this mean that he is a defender of the faith? In English history it means that the state is superior to the church and therefore King Charles is the Supreme Governor of the Church as King of England. This is one reason that the founders of our own country rebelled against the English. We do not believe that any king or pope has legitimacy as head of the church. There is only one Head and His name is Jesus!
The beast coming is the antichrist and he is alive today. He will take authority over all religions and he will set himself up as god. The invisible forces of the Satanic realm have been given more latitude than ever. That is a God thing…His sovereignty rules over the run up to the seven year tribulation. The biggest evidence of the rise of antichrist is the fact that God has moved the world to manifest evil on an unprecedented scale.
Think about this very important fact: Jesus came at the right time, under the sovereignty of God, Jesus laid down His life on the very day that God planned before the foundations of the earth were laid! Jesus was killed because He being a man claimed to be God. Antichrist claims to be god and God will throw him into the lake of fire for his insolence against the God of Heaven and the King of Kings Jesus! Daniel talks about the antichrist in five chapters and makes this claim about his end:
“Then I kept looking because of the sound of the [fn]boastful words which the horn was speaking; I kept looking until the beast was slain, and its body was destroyed and given to the burning fire.” Daniel 7:11
Consider this article about the mark of the beast…there are hundreds of articles like this every week. “Recently, Dave interviewed Clay Clark, the sponsor of the Reawaken American Tour. In the following interview Clay Clark, with excellent documentation demonstrated how Elon Musk is helping to usher in the AI technology which will destroy free will and engulf our people with the Mark of the Beast.” https://thecommonsenseshow.com/
Keep praying that the Lord will give you strength in His Spirit. Thursday is the national day of prayer, how we need revival, keep praying my friends.
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