Rise of the Antichrist, False Prophet and a 10 Nation Confederacy

Written by Michael Bradley


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5. The next verse from Daniel gives more information as to some ofrepparttar personality traits ofrepparttar 140557 Antichrist. He will have fierce features, understands sinister schemes, will be very cunning and will berepparttar 140558 epitome of conceit and arrogance.

"And inrepparttar 140559 latter time of this kingdom, whenrepparttar 140560 transgressors have revealed their fullness, a king shall arise, having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully and shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroyrepparttar 140561 mighty, alsorepparttar 140562 holy people. Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper under his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise againstrepparttar 140563 Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without human hand." (Daniel 8:23-26)
Noticerepparttar 140564 last sentence. He will not be destroyed by any one man or nation - but by Jesus Himself when He comes back forrepparttar 140565 2nd time to our earth. The description of what Jesus does with him will be inrepparttar 140566 caption onrepparttar 140567 battle of Armageddon.

6. The next verse in Daniel gives some additional information on this man. He may be gay as he has no desire for women. He also may have some Jewish descent in him as it states he has no "regard" forrepparttar 140568 God of his fathers.

"Thenrepparttar 140569 king shall do according to his own will; he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies againstrepparttar 140570 God of gods, and shall prosper tillrepparttar 140571 wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done. He shall regard neitherrepparttar 140572 God of his fathers norrepparttar 140573 desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above them all." (Daniel 1:36-37)
This man will end up beingrepparttar 140574 ultimate ego-maniac of all time!

7. The next verse out of John tells us that his name is Antichrist.

"Little children, inrepparttar 140575 LAST HOUR; and as you have heard thatrepparttar 140576 ANTICHRIST is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it isrepparttar 140577 last hour." (1 John 2:18).
8. The next verse tells us that he is also calledrepparttar 140578 lawless one.
"The coming ofrepparttar 140579 lawless one is according torepparttar 140580 working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders." (2 Thessalonians 2:9)
9. The next verse shows that he is calledrepparttar 140581 man of sin andrepparttar 140582 son of perdition. This verse also tells us that when he seats himself inrepparttar 140583 rebuilt Jewish Temple atrepparttar 140584 halfway point inrepparttar 140585 Tribulation, he will literally pronounce himself to be God!
"Let no one deceive you by any means for that day will not come unlessrepparttar 140586 falling away comes first, andrepparttar 140587 man of sin is revealed,repparttar 140588 son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God inrepparttar 140589 temple of God, showing himself that he is God." (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)
10. The next 2 verses are onrepparttar 140590 False Prophet. The 1st verse tells exactly what this man is going to do. The 2nd verse gives us his name -repparttar 140591 False Prophet. The Bible also calls him another beast.
"Then I saw another beast coming up out ofrepparttar 140592 earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises allrepparttar 140593 authority ofrepparttar 140594 first beast in his presence, and causesrepparttar 140595 earth and those who dwell in it to worshiprepparttar 140596 first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven onrepparttar 140597 earth inrepparttar 140598 sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell onrepparttar 140599 earth by these signs which he was granted to do inrepparttar 140600 sight ofrepparttar 140601 beast, telling those who dwell onrepparttar 140602 earth to make an image torepparttar 140603 beast who was wounded byrepparttar 140604 sword and lived.

He was granted power to give breath torepparttar 140605 image ofrepparttar 140606 beast, thatrepparttar 140607 image ofrepparttar 140608 beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worshiprepparttar 140609 image ofrepparttar 140610 beast to be killed. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receiverepparttar 140611 mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who hasrepparttar 140612 mark orrepparttar 140613 name ofrepparttar 140614 beast, orrepparttar 140615 number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculaterepparttar 140616 number ofrepparttar 140617 beast, for it isrepparttar 140618 number of a man. His number is 666." (Revelations 13:11-18)

"Thenrepparttar 140619 beast was captured, and with him THE FALSE PROPHET who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who receivedrepparttar 140620 mark ofrepparttar 140621 beast and those who worshiped his image." (Revelations 19:20)

You will also note thatrepparttar 140622 Antichrist apparently receives some kind of wound that should kill him. My guess is that there is probably some kind of assassination attempt on his life. He miraculously survives this wound and apparently receives a real healing - obviously from Satan himself and this causesrepparttar 140623 entire world to marvel at him and makes it easier forrepparttar 140624 rest ofrepparttar 140625 world to fall under his demonic spell and follow him.
Satan,repparttar 140626 Antichrist andrepparttar 140627 False Prophet will now setrepparttar 140628 stage for what is calledrepparttar 140629 7 year Tribulation. THIS 7 TRIBULATION PERIOD WILL BE THE WORST PERIOD OF TIME THAT THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN. JESUS HIMSELF TOLD THE APOSTLES THAT THERE NEVER HAS BEEN A TIME OF TROUBLE THROUGHOUT HUMAN HISTORY AS BAD AS THIS TIME IS GOING TO BE AND THAT THERE WILL NEVER EVER BE ANOTHER PERIOD AS BAD AS THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE!
Just as God gave His Son three and half years to walk with His power on this earth, God is going to allow Satan, throughrepparttar 140630 Antichrist, to wreak as much havoc and destruction on this earth as he possibly can inrepparttar 140631 last three and half years ofrepparttar 140632 Tribulation.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible commentary and teaching. If you do not want to wait for the next article, you can go to our end times section. Copyright © 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.


Rapture and the United States in the End times Explained

Written by Michael Bradley


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3. One last point to mention on all ofrepparttar above. Why would God allow such bloodshed and persecution to come onto His own chosen people -repparttar 140556 Jewish people? First they go through horrible persecution after they are dispersed out of Rome in 70 AD. Then they go throughrepparttar 140557 German holocaust where 6 million of their own are killed by Hitler. And now they are going to have two thirds of their own killed inrepparttar 140558 coming holocaust withrepparttar 140559 Antichrist.

Here isrepparttar 140560 verse that specifically tells us why God has allowed so much persecution to fall upon these people throughoutrepparttar 140561 ages:

"The Gentiles shall know thatrepparttar 140562 House of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they were unfaithful to Me; therefore I hid My face from them. I give them intorepparttar 140563 hand of their enemies and they all fell byrepparttar 140564 sword. According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them." (Ezekiel 39:23-24)
The Bible also says thatrepparttar 140565 Jewish people will go into extreme mourning when they see Jesus come back forrepparttar 140566 2nd time. They will seerepparttar 140567 nail scars in his hands and feet and will realize that Jesus was their true Messiah and they wererepparttar 140568 ones that killed Himrepparttar 140569 first time around. However, God, in His incredible mercy, will take them back and re-establish His pact with them and they will continue to be His "chosen people."

God said inrepparttar 140570 Old Testament that He would not forsakerepparttar 140571 Covenant that He made with their earlier forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and that He would bring them back to their homeland inrepparttar 140572 latter days. And oncerepparttar 140573 Great Tribulation has fully ended, they would never ever be uprooted again, nor would they ever suffer any more persecution.

THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL SERVE AS A FINAL TESTAMENT TO ALL OF US REGARDING THE CONSEQUENCES OF FORSAKING AND GOING AGAINST GOD THE FATHER. THERE IS NO MIDDLE ROAD ON EACH MANíS CHOICE AS TO WHO THEY SHOULD SERVE. YOU EITHER CHOOSE GOD AND JESUS AND LIVE THE WAY THEY WANT YOU TO LIVE OR YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN WAY OR THE WAY OF THE "DARK SIDE" AND DIE!
The sad thing about all of this is that God will never force Himself on you to choose Him and His ways. He will make sure thatrepparttar 140574 knowledge is given to each and every person - but it is up to each person to make their own individual choice onrepparttar 140575 matter. There will only be maximum life or maximum death for each individual when it is all finally said and done.
The above commentary on end time events literally tells us that everyone is either going to end up inrepparttar 140576 New Heaven and New Earth or inrepparttar 140577 Lake of Fire and Brimstone withrepparttar 140578 Devil, all of his demons,repparttar 140579 Antichrist and False Prophet - where everyone will be tormented in this horrible place forever and ever!
There is no middle or neutral ground! It's all or nothing. Jesus Himself says inrepparttar 140580 New Testament that those that are not with Him are against Him. There is no middle ground for people to go into if they donít want God or hell. If you donít want God and accept what He has to offer to you throughrepparttar 140581 death of His Son, then you will eventually end up inrepparttar 140582 Lake of Fire and Brimstone.

That isrepparttar 140583 cold hard reality of whatrepparttar 140584 Big Picture is really all about. The sad thing about all of this, is that an awful lot of people are going to end up makingrepparttar 140585 wrong choice onrepparttar 140586 most important decision of their entire lives, and not even God Himself will interfere with each personís own personal choice on this matter.

For those of you who donít know much about end time events, you may want to print this article out and keep it onrepparttar 140587 shelf inrepparttar 140588 event that all of this occurs in our lifetime. The first 8 parts of this series is a broad overview of allrepparttar 140589 major events andrepparttar 140590 order in which they will occur. I just wanted to stay withrepparttar 140591 big main events. There is a lot more to all of this, which will come in our remaining 14 articles.

Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible commentary and teaching. If you do not want to wait for the next article, you can go to our end times section. Copyright © 2005 by Michael Bradley. All Rights Reserved.


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