Monday, 11 February 2013

See Clearly Satan's Tricks - Deception of the Antichrist

Last time we talked about calamities in the book of Revelation comparing to ten plagues in Exodus. Now is the lesson two, which will talk about deception of the antichrist – the unification of religion and the worship of the antichrist. That will make us see more clearly about satan’s trick. 
※First, We Must Know What Is the Core Purpose of satan
1.       The spiritual purpose of satan is: to take souls to the hell to suffer with it as possible as it can. However the hell is not made for humankind.
2.       Satan’s purpose on the Earth is: to build up a kingdom and a political power of the antichrist to control and deceive every single soul greatly through politics, economy, military, and religion, so that they would worship the antichrist and refuse to worship true God.
3.       In the last three and one half years, it will have fulfilled its plan.
※There Are Nine Places in the Bible which Talks about satan’s Ambition in the Last Three and Half Years
    1. Mat. 24:15,  standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation...... there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now.
    2. Mak. 13:14, “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong...... those will be days of distress......
    3. 2 Ts. 2:3-4, "the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God."  Paul called him as the man of lawlessness. He passes himself off as Jesus and makes everyone think that it is the second coming of Jesus. He proclaims himself to be God and deceives everyone to worship him.
    4. Rev. 13:5, 8, the beast out of the sea spoke blasphemies to God and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. He will prevail over God's holy people and power will be given him over all nations and be worshiped by all people.
    5. Dan. 7:15-26, the other horn that came up spoke boastfully against God and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.
    6. Dan. 8:23-26, He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the holy people and many, and  take his stand against the Prince of princes. And then he will be judged by the LORD.
    7. Dan. 9:27, He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’  In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation...... and will be judged by the LORD.
    8. Dan. 11:36-45, the Scriptures describe things the antichrist will do in the last three and a half years.
      1) Religious worship activities (Dan. 11:36-39)
      2) Military warfare (Dan. 11:40-45)
      3) Prosecution against Israel (Dan. 12:1)
    9. Dan. 12: 7, 11,  It will be for a time, times and half a time...... From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.
    God reminds us of the last three and a half years with various methods:
    • A time, times, and half a time (Dan. 725127)
    • In the middle of the seven (three and a half years) (Dan. 927)
    • 42 months (Rev. 112135) ,One is about the two preachers, and the other is about the time the antichrist will reign.
    • 1260 days (Rev. 113126),One is about the two preachers, the other is about the time Israelites have to escape and hide.
      In the prophecy, one month has 30 days, and three and a half years, 42 months both equal to 1260 days.

    ※Three Dates in the End Times
    1. 1260 days = three and a half years (A Jewish year equals to 360 days.) (Rev. 11:3; 12:6);  A time, times, half a time (Dan. 7:25, 12:7);   In the middle of the seven (three and a half years) (Dan. 9:27);  42 months (Rev. 11:2; 13:5)
    2. 1290 days = 1260 + 30 (Dan. 12:7, 11) A time, times, half a time......  From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.
      --- The saints will be snatched up when the last trumpet is blown. (the seventh trumpet, that is 1260 days, Rev. 11:15) After the abomination of desolation sets up the worship system for 1260 days, God allows him to live ignobly for 30 days.
      The following three kinds of activities related to God's holy people will be terminated in the 1260 days.
      • ---- There will be 1260 days that God provides for the saints in a supernature way.
      • ---- The two witnesses clothed in sackcloth will preach for 1260 days; 
      • ---- The antichrist will fight against the saints (Dan. 7:25,Rev.13:5-7) and control Jerusalem for 1260 days.
      • 1290 days include 30 days right after the seventh trumpet, at that time the worship system of the antichrist still exist; however the saints will be snatched up. Then Jesus and tens of millions of saints and angels will enter Jerusalem to extirpate the antichrist. (Isa. 63; 1-6). Jesus will enter Israel from the east.
    3. 1335 days = 1290 days + 45 days (Dan. 12:12) Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.
      After 1290 days, it will be the time for the Lamb to marry. He will build up the new kingdom of 1000 years in 45 days. 
    Question: Since the saints will be snatched up when the seventh trumpet is blown after 1260 days, why there are still 30 days until on the 1290th day Jesus and billions of saints and angels will enter Jerusalem to extirpate the antichrist?
    A lunar month lasts for 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 3 seconds which is less than 30 days. It is also the period from a crescent to the next crescent, and its time equals to 29.5306 solar days. That's a lunar month. The moon orbits a circle around the Earth for a month. That's also a lunar month.
    The length of a lunar month is 29.53059 days which is 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds. That is a calendar month.
    The New Jerusalem will come down from the heaven, and Jesus, billions of saints, angels, and the New Jerusalem will be seen by every single person on the Earth.

    ※What Is the Abomination of Desolation?
    1. The antichrist is a person who probably is of Jewish descent. (Dan. 11:37)
    2. The antichrist will forcibly occupy the holy temple and call himself as god, and will speak boastfully against the LORD.
    3. The antichrist will build up a religion which is worldwide, law enforced, and the antichrist only worshiping system. This will cause great wrath of God, and will bring desolation, God's judgment, and huge calamities.
    4. Warfare of nations: he will destroy many people and nations. (Dan. 8:23-26)
    5. The warfare of Israel: he will capture Israel. (Mat. 24:15, Dan. 7:19-26; 8:23-26, Zec. 14)
    6. He will bring worldwide disasters — God's judgment which is unprecedented from the beginning of the world until now. (Mat. 24:21-22)
    Isa. 66:15-16, "See, the LORD is coming with fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.  For with fire and with his sword the LORD will execute judgment on all people, and many will be those slain by the LORD. "
    Jer. 25:33, "At that time those slain by the LORD will be everywhere—from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered up or buried, but will be like dung lying on the ground. "
    --- Rev. 6:8, a fourth of the earth to kill
    --- Rev. 8:11; Rev. 9:18, a third of mankind was killed
    --- Rev. 11:13, Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake.
    (We estimate there are 6 billion people on the Earth. In Rev. 6:8, there will be 1.5 billion people killed and in Rev. 8:11 there will be another 1.5 billion people killed. Among the two judgments, there will be totally 3 billion people passing away. In the last three and a half years, there will be almost 100 million people in average passing away every month.)

    Isa. 24:1-6, "
    See, the LORD is going to lay waste the earth and devastate it; he will ruin its face and scatter its inhabitants— it will be the same for priest as for people, for the master as for his servant, for the mistress as for her servant, for seller as for buyer, for borrower as for lender, for debtor as for creditor. The earth will be completely laid waste and totally plundered. The LORD has spoken this word. The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers, the heavens languish with the earth. The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes
    and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.
    (The natural disasters will result in destruction of manmade records. People will never be law-abiding. Robbery will happen everywhere, and economy will be distributed over again.)

    ※What Method Will the Antichrist Use to Set up the Global Unified Religion?
    1. Military: warfare and killing
    2. Economy: make people to receive the seal of the beast, otherwise they cannot survive. (Rev. 13:17)
    3. Politics: he will control governments and make people yield obedience to him  through legislation. He will also persecute and kill the true Christians. (Rev. 13:7-8, Dan. 8:25)
    4. Deception of miracles: he will relive from death. (Rev. 12:3-4) He may imitate the second coming of Jesus. He will break the heaven and come to the Earth after a wide rage of disasters. Only the refuges of the governments have water and foods, so anyone who enters them will be control by the governments. (Dear Brothers and Sisters, you have to be careful about this thing.  Rev. 13:18, This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.  ---The person who has insight can calculate the number of the beast. There have been some of them before. Then, the supplies in the refuges are countable and the refuges can't be over loaded. For statistic purpose, everyone who enters the refuge needs to be sealed or even be implanted chips. The number of the beast can be easily calculated in every single refuge. You need to be careful.)
    5. Deception of the false prophet — the beast coming out of the earth. (Rev. 13:11-17)
      • The false prophet is a person. He was ever perhaps a true prophet, a true believer and he knows the Bible very well, but he endorses the antichrist with the Bible. 
      • He will worship the image of the beast (for eight times). The false prophet will perform the great signs to deceive churches and the whole world through the global unified religion.
      • The false prophet will endorse the antichrist and will make an image for him. The image will also perform the signs. Anyone who doesn't want to worship it will be killed.(Rev.13:15)
      • The false prophet will assist to promote the seal of the beast. 
      • The top mission of the false prophet is to deceive churches.

    ※Influences to Christians and Churches
    • Churches will be deceived: they will smile on the governments and accept that the antichrist is the true God. Churches will continue existing but they will worship the false god as true God.
    • All people will be forced to go to the temple to worship the antichrist. (Rev. 9:20)
    • The true churches will be demolished. It will be not allowed to have meetings in public.
    • Satan has already been spreading the spirit of unified religion in the world: New Age Movement, I-Kuan Tao, and etc.
    • Ecc.1:9-10 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.  
      1. Babylon
      2. The antichrist blasphemes the holy temple and the holy temple will be ruined. {Antiochus Epiphanes (Antiochus IV; 175-164 BC)(Dan. 11:31)}, The return of Israel 
      3. Ten disasters in Egypt.
      4. Persecution and deception of churches in China in 1950 to 1960. Betrayal and indifference between people.
    ※Christians Need to Keep Watch and Get Prepared
    1. 12:7we need to be set up. In the first three and a half years, we prepare and pave the way, and the true Christians need to be consecrated.
    2. To be martyred: The antichrist will have power to persecute the holy people. True Christians who don't want to receive the seal of the beast (Rev. 13:8) and who don't worship the image of the beast will be killed (Rev. 13:15) 
    3. Patient endurance and faith (Rev. 13:8, 14:12):As persecution comes, we need to keep God's commands and remain faithful to Jesus.
    4. Get prepared to suffer and be ready to escape.

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