The Rebuilding of the Jewish TempleWritten by Michael Bradley
The Jewish people were able to recover their homeland Israel and their main city Jerusalem, but they were not able to recover Temple Mount, which is ground they want to rebuild their Holy Temple on. Right now, there is a Muslim Mosque on that site called Dome of Rock. The Muslims obviously have no intentions anytime soon on removing their Mosque to allow Jews to rebuild their Holy Temple.
However, this Jewish Temple has to be rebuilt once again in order for all prophecies in Bible to be fulfilled. The Jewish people have already made plans as to how they will rebuild it should they ever get chance. Apparently it will only take about 2 years to rebuild it again once God supernaturally clears way for them to be able do it.
The 1st Temple was built by King Solomon back in Old Testament. It was then destroyed in 586 BC. The Temple was then rebuilt a second time around 26 BC and then once more destroyed by Romans in 70 AD when Jews were dispersed out of Rome and into all other nations of world.
The Temple has to be rebuilt once again because there is an event involving Antichrist called "Abomination of Desolation." Remember those 3 words!! When this event happens, we literally have a countdown of 42 months before Jesus comes back. What Antichrist does on this event is to seat himself in Temple of God proclaiming himself to be God, and from this point on, second half of tribulation takes place, which will have greatest persecution of Jews and Christians world has ever seen! The Antichrist cannot seat himself in this Temple unless it has already been rebuilt. The consensus is that in first three and half years of Tribulation, Antichrist will establish some kind of peace treaty or covenant with Israel. He will allow rebuilding of Temple, and once that is completed, he will then break his pact with Israel and seat himself in Temple proclaiming to be God. Remember, it will only take 2 years to rebuild Temple, so this could easily happen in first half of 7 year tribulation.
Rise of the Antichrist, False Prophet and a 10 Nation ConfederacyWritten by Michael Bradley
The Bible says that an unholy trinity will arise in latter days. This unholy trinity will be Satan, Antichrist and False Prophet. Satan is called Dragon in Revelations. He has always wanted to be like God, if not God, and this will be his one and only chance to actually "play God" in last 7 years on earth. Satan will take role of God Father, Antichrist will take role of Jesus and False Prophet will take role of Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit's job is to lead people to Jesus. In same way, False Prophet will be one to lead world to serve Antichrist. He will be instrumental in arranging for people to have mark of beast put on either their right hands or their foreheads.
The 10 nation confederacy will be 10 nations that Antichrist and False Prophet will rule from. The consensus is that 10 nation confederacy will be 10 nations from Europe. Right now, there are 25 countries in what is called European Union. By time Antichrist gets ready to take center stage, there can only be 10 countries left to fulfill Scripture.
I'm going to list main verses from Scripture having to do with Antichrist, False Prophet and 10 nation confederacy that they will rule from. Read these verses very carefully! You are getting an incredible look into future from Word of God as to what will becoming our way!
1. The Antichrist is called Beast, Lawless One, Man of Sin and Son of Perdition in following verses. The first verse is right out of Revelations.
"Then I stood on sand of sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name ... and dragon gave him his power, his throne and great authority. I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded and his deadly wound was healed. And all world marveled and followed beast. So they worshiped dragon who gave authority to beast, and worshiped beast, saying, "Who is like beast? Who is able to make war with him?" Jesus is Lamb. Notice that Satan is one who arranges to give full power to Antichrist to be able to rule with power and authority that he will have. This verse literally tells us that Antichrist will have full rule over entire world for a short period of time before Jesus finally comes back to defeat him.
And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. Then he opened his mouth in blaspheming against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. And it was granted to him to make war with saints and to overcome them. And authority was given to him over every tribe, tongue and nation. And all who dwell on earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in Book of Life of Lamb slain from foundation of world." (Revelations 13:1-10)
2. The next verse tells you that 10 horns mentioned in above verse are 10 kings - 10 nations that will give their allegiance to Antichrist.
"And ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdoms as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to beast. These will make war with Lamb, and Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called chosen and faithful." (Revelations 17:12-14) 3. The next verse comes from prophet Daniel out of Old Testament. Daniel was given very powerful dreams and visions as to what was going to happen at end of time. The first verse was a dream given to him by God on Antichrist. This verse also tells you that Antichrist will be a man!
"After this I saw in night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces and trampling residue with its feet. It was different from all other beasts before it, and it had ten horns. I was considering horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of first horns were plucked out by roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words." (Daniel 7:7-8) Notice Daniel's description of Antichrist. He tells us that this man will be worst dictator world has ever seen. He will make Hitler look pale in comparison to what he is going to do once he gets on center stage. He says this beast is different than all other beasts that have ever come before him and that he will be terrible, dreadful and exceedingly strong!
The above verse also implies that 3 of kingdoms under Antichrist may not at first go willingly under his rule. He will have to subdue them to get their allegiance as will be shown in next verse.
4. The next verse from Daniel also interprets 10 horns as being 10 kingdoms. It goes on to say that Antichrist will subdue 3 of these kings. It also says that he will be allowed to persecute saints of God for three and half years. An Angel from God is giving him this message.
Thus he said: "The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth which shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour whole earth, trample it and break it in pieces. The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall arise after them: He shall be different from first ones, and shall subdue three kings. He shall speak pompous words against Most High, shall persecute saints of Most High, shall intend to change times and laws. Then saints shall be given into his hand for a time, and times and half a time." (Daniel 7:23-25) A time = 1 year. Times = 2 years. Half a time = half a year. This comes to a total of three and half years. The first verse from Revelations 13:1-10 - states he will have authority to continue for 42 months which is also three and half years.