Yesterday I said the radio preacher told us exactly who the False Prophet and the Anti-Christ are. I did not mean to imply he spoke any names for these two sinister individuals.
A lot of ignorance exists so there are a lot of misunderstandings. Unfortunately many of the misunderstandings emanate from those who are alleged to be expert. Dogma exists across the entire gamut of higher education and its dogmatic offspring the students moving toward expertise.
Crazy Karnaze, as self labeled, was my Engineering Physics professor. He told me once, “It is refreshing to have you in my class because you don’t merely take whatever I say at face value.” This is unfortunately a face value world where far too many don’t do enough independent thinking.
Here for example, as many say: “The word rapture ain’t even in the Bible.” I would bet a million dollars that it is, if I had the money to back my bet.” It’s tempting to do it anyway, though it’s not strictly honest to do so, because it’s among the perfect sucker bets available upon the earth.
A sucker bet for the uninitiated means you are betting on a fact your are certain is correct with someone who is ignorant of the fact, yet overconfident. For instance my dad told me at work one day a guy there bet another engineer, fifty dollars, that the change machine there would give him change for a twenty.
A guy took the bet in front of several colleagues. The first guy said OK. He put the twenty in the change machine and received $ 5.00 in quarters. He, indeed, had change in his hand for the twenty. The other guy opened his wallet and produced the fifty. Better than the stock market. That is a sucker bet.
So for the million dollars in I Thessalonians 4: 17:
“After that, we who are still alive and are left will be “caught up” together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” (NIV)
The words “caught up” here are translated in the Latin Vulgate [by Jerome] as “rapiemur” or in English “rapture” coming from the Greek Word Harpozo [pronounced Harpodzo]. The word Rapture is assuredly there.
The when: The Bride of Christ is how the church (all those who believe … John 5: 24) is referred to in scripture. Those who claim no rapture or post tribulation rapture praise the Lord for the new custom of handing your bride over to those who hate you so they get a chance to beat the crap out of her before the wedding day.
I Thessalonians 4: 18:
“Therefore encourage one another with these words.” (NIV)
Encouraging to be Harpozoed before the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” as the tribulation is called.
The tribulation is the Wrath of the Lamb (Jesus, the Lamb of God) a period of judgment on those who reject Jesus, some of whom believe and are saved, to include the Jews the remnant is preserved in the face of the entire world attempting to destroy them completely as Hitler, Hadrian, Nero, Epiphanies and the Long list back into antiquity. Cain had the knowledge of good and evil. He was told to overcome his sin. Free will for all the Calvinists.
Jesus said: Matthew 16: 24:
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. 26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.” (NIV)
“Deny yourself” indicates an issue of the will of man. Free will aside from the will of God.
Here we have more ignorance from the other end of the spectrum. The obedient ones [allegedly] walking on the eggshells of fear. They believe that the free gift given them by God can be unearned.
God demands Holiness they say. The Bible does say that. My problem, personally, is not with the Bible’s statement here; rather their definition. They claim to be obedient and Jesus knowing better moving the law from stone tablets into the hearts of men, as prophesied in Jeremiah 31: 31-34.
In Matthew 5: 29, Jesus said, “If you look at a woman lustfully you have already committed adultery with her in your heart.” He suggested remedies involving removing parts of their body and I notice few one eyed Christians to match all this yammering about obedience.
Verse 27 above assures Jesus “will reward “each person” according to what they have done.” Those who hear his words and believe the one who sent Jesus are set aside from wrath. Jesus speaking in John 5: 24-:
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25 Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
28 “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned. 30 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.” (NIV)
Those he describes as “those who have done what is good” are those who believe Jesus, deny themselves and surrender to him every day. Those who reject Jesus as the crucified and risen Son of God serve Satan. Those who serve Satan will be judged according to God’s wrath at the end of the age when all who ever lived, aside from the church (by then already resurrected, having received their reward) will be resurrected for the great white throne judgment in Revelation 20: 11-15.
Church age believers and the tribulation saints have no part, as those being judged, in the white throne judgment as stated in Revelation 4-6.
The False prophet? Over-complicated, in my opinion by the seminaried. In our day we are witnessing the consolidation of the worldwide religion under the leadership of Rome, incidentally the city on seven hills. Now in Revelation 13 we see the beast coming out of the sea.
There is another great city in the earth where sits power over the kings of the earth in regard to political power,in 2019. Further reading Revelation 18: 23:
“Your merchants were the world’s important people.
By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.
24 In her was found the blood of prophets and of God’s holy people,
of all who have been slaughtered on the earth.” (NIV)
Look at the Statue of Liberty and you see seven spires on the crown. Illuminati symbols all over, the US, same as Europe. The spires on the Queen of Heaven statue given to us by France, are the seven oceans on which the woman sits. The EU Headquarters is a celebrated replica of the Tower of Babel. That great city, Babylon the Great, has its origin in the peoples of the Roman Empire and which rose to power over Europe, due to defeating the Axis (an iteration of Roman Empire) as the primary power from among the English speaking Allies, in the end is utterly destroyed as Babylon in history also.
The Anti-Christ? In my books the math I searched out and present, reveals from Jesus’ words in Matthew 24 pointing to Daniel (abomination of desolation [IT standing in the Holy Place] and is confirmed by John in Revelation 11: 1 [Outer court given to the Gentiles]. On the Dome of the Rock the blasphemies predicted are stated in the tile mosaic.
“God is only one God. Far be it from His trascendent majesty that he should have a son”
It further says:
“God who hath not taken unto Himself a son.”
From the Qu’ran at Surah 2: 116:
“They say: ‘Allah hath begotten a son.’: Glory be to Him –Nay, to him belongs all that is in the heavens and on the earth: everything renders worship to Him.” (Mosaic on the Dome of the Rock”)
One more paragraph on the Dome of the Rock, to both Christians and Jews:
“O people of the Book! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning God save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a Messenger of God, and his Word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in God and His messengers, and say not ‘Three’ – Cease! (it is) better for you! – God is only One God. Far be it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son.” (Mosaic on the Dome of the Rock)
Anti-Christ! The Mahdi of Islam is the coming world leader called the anti-Christ and according to their eschatology Jesus (theirs) comes back to correct the Christians and Jews [pigs and dogs … infidels] to Islam. Their Jesus leads the armies at Armageddon to destroy Satan when he comes to earth. Anti-Christ. Bass Crack Ackwards.
Important also to know those in Islam do not believe Jesus died and then rose from the dead.
Romans 10: 9, 10:
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (NIV)
So what do we make of a Pope who is reported telling the world the God of Christianity (Son of God died and rose from the dead)and the God of Islam (Jesus never died but will come back to defeat the real Christ) are the one and the same. Clearly not. The False Prophet who deceives the world to believe a lie!
A well known Messianic Jew (believes Jesus is the Messiah, crucified and risen) and church leader recently stated, he could not see how Jews would accept a Muslim as their messiah. The deceiving signs and wonders coupled with the powerful delusion sent by God on the inhabitants of the earth, who rejected Jesus, is how. Though as it is prophesied, there will be Tribulation Saints and the sealed remnant of the Jews who will preach the gospel.
I Corinthians 15: 20-24:
“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man,the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.24 Then [a subsequent event] the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.” (NIV)
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