Racial Continuity

“When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.” Deuteronomy 32:8

“God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.” Genesis 9:27

“And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.” 1 Chronicles 4:10

“That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: 7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:” Psalms 78:6-7

“Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.” Joel 1:3


500 Year Anniversary of the Reformation

In Wittenberg Germany on 10 December 1520 St. Martin Luther burns the pope's bull and forever ended popery's stranglehold over Northern Europe.

Wittenberg 10 December 1520, St. Martin Luther burns the pope’s bull.

This year is the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. Here are a few important dates to remember:

1510-1511: Martin Luther visits Rome and is shocked by the level of hypocrisy and wickedness he finds there.

1516: Erasmus puts out a restored Greek text of the New Testament.

October 3, 1517: Martin Luther (34 years old) nails a challenge of 95 theses on the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, primarily against abusive dispensation selling by the Roman Catholic church to pay for the construction of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

1518: Zwingli in Zurich persuades the city to join the Reformation by expelling the Pope’s indulgence sellers.

1519: Summer – Marin Luther’s debate in Leipzig against Catholic theologian John Eck.

Remainder of 1519 – Martin Luther pens 16 minor treatises on Roman Catholic abuses.

1520:  May – In reply to a polemic against him, Luther writes a call for the local authorities to take the appointment of local bishopricks away from Rome.

June – In preface to one of his treatises Martin Luther writes,

And now farewell, unhappy, hopeless, blasphemous Rome! The wrath of God has come on you in the end, as you deserved, and not for the many prayers which are made on your behalf, but because you have chosen to grow more evil from day to day! We have cared for Babylon and she is not healed. Let us then leave her that she may be the habitation of dragons, spectres, ghosts, and witches, and true to her name of Babel, and everlasting confusion, and idol of avarice, perfidy, apostasy, or cynics, lechers, robbers, sorcerers, and endless other impudent monsters, a new pantheon of wickedness.

June 15 – Pope Leo X issues a papal bull demanding Luther recant or be declared a heretic.

August – Martin Luther writes, “To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation

October – Martin Luther writes, “Babylonian Captivity of the Church

November – Martin Luther writes, “The Freedom of a Christian

December 10, at 9 a.m., in Wittenburg, at the eastern gate near the Church of the Holy Cross, Martin Luther publicly burns the pope’s bull, the canon law, and other books supporting the pope.

1521: January 3 – Rome announces that Martin Luther has been excommunicated.

April 18 – The Diet in Worms convened by emperor Charles V orders Martin Luther to recant, Luther replies “Here I stand.” Day later he escapes with help of Frederick the Wise of Saxony into hiding at Wartburg castle.

Luther completes a New Testament translation into German using Erasmus’ Greek.

King Henry VIII of England writes “The Golden Book” in an attempt to refute Martin Luther. (Henry VII is later excommunicated for divorce in 1533 and changes his mind about protestantism).

1522:  Luther returns to Wittenberg, begins to hold church services in the German language (instead of Latin). September – Luther publishes the New Testament in German.

Zwingli calls on Bishop of Constance to let priests marry.

1523:  January 19 – Zwingli publishes 67 Articles in Zurich against authority of Rome and ‘transubstantiation’

July 1 – Inquisition commences in Netherlands and 2 followers of Martin Luther are burned alive in Brussels by the Roman Catholic inquisition. Names of these first two Lutheran martyrs are Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes.

1525: May – Uprising of German peasants led by radical Baptist Muntzer is brutally put down by the Landgrave of Hesse who is supported by Luther. William Tyndale completes the New Testament in English.

Some additional timelines with notable Reformation dates and events:

 

 

 

 


A soldier must always fight and never surrender

In January 2016 Iran captured 2 armed U.S. Navy boats in the Persian Gulf that surrendered without a fight. Something similar happened in North Korea in 1967.  In both instances, the captured crews were humiliated and used as propaganda by the enemy before being released.

Surrendering without a fight violates the US Military Code of Conduct:

II.  I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

III.  If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

The written code is based on centuries old military principals of duty, loyalty, and honour.

“During the War of 1812, American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit and his army to the British without a fight. … In 1814, William Hull was court-martialed for cowardice and neglect of duty in surrendering the fort, and sentenced to die. Because of his service in the revolution, however, President James Madison remitted the sentence.” Source: history.com

The Department of Defence explains what Article II of the Code means:

As an individual, a member of the Armed Forces may never voluntarily surrender. When isolated and no longer able to inflict casualties on the enemy, the American soldier has an obligation to evade capture and rejoin friendly forces.

Only when evasion by an individual is impossible and further fighting would lead only to death with no significant loss of the enemy should only consider surrender. With all reasonable means of resistance exhausted and with certain death the only alternative, capture does not imply dishonor.

The responsibility and authority of a commander never extends to the surrender of a command to the enemy while the command has the power to fight and evade. When isolated, cut off, or surrounded, a unit must continue to fight until relieved or able to rejoin friendly forces through continued efforts to break out or evade the enemy.

A soldier is never to give up, even in the face of death, as long as he has the ability to (1) resist capture by fighting back, (2) inflict damage upon the enemy, and/or (3) escape to fight another day.

The enemy will seek to intimidate the unit into surrendering without a fight. It is suggested that this is why pirates would hoist the Jolly Rodger (black flag with skull and crossbones), signalling that they were terrorists not averse to slaughtering all who put up any resistance.

Christians are in a fight against the world, the flesh, and the devil. We are witnesses of Christ to the world, we flee from the lusts of the flesh, and we stand our ground and resist the devil.

Those that fight against us should be demoralized, for they are doomed: “But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.” Acts 5:39

The clouds are darkening overhead and the signs of a gathering storm are all around us. We are not to be intimidated – we are to continue the mission. The hoisted black flags of our stalking enemies shall not strike fear in our hearts: will will never surrender! To death or to victory, we won’t stop fighting the enemy!

” Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13

” Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

” But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:9-12

” For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” 1 John 5:4-5

” But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58


Last Week of Jesus’ Ministry = 10 year tribulation

Here is the chronology of Christ’s final week before the crucifixion and three days to the resurrection – for a total of 10 days:

DAY 1 / friday
Six days before the passover {Joh 12:1}  at Bethany supper w/Lazarus. Judas angry over waste of money {Mt 26:6; John 12:4}
DAY 2  / saturday
“on the next day” {John 12:12} is triumphal entry and starts teaching daily in the temple.
DAY 3 / sunday
“in the morning as he returned to the city” {Mark 11:14} curses fruitless fig tree.
Purges temple by casting out money changers {Lu 19:45-48 Mr 11:11 Mt 21:12-16}.
DAY 4 / monday
next morning {Mark 11:20} fig tree is dried up from the roots. Authority questioned {Mark 11:27}
DAY 5 / tuesday
Announces betrayal “after two days is the feast” {Mt 26:2 Mr 14:1,2}.
Judas covenants to betray Jesus. {Mt 26:15; Lk 22:3}
DAY 6 / wednesday
prepares and eats last supper {Mt 26:17; Mk 14:12} at garden arrested {Mt 26:56}
DAY 7 / thursday
Trials and Crucifiction and burial {Mt 27:1; 57}
DAY 8 / friday
tomb all day – grave sealed {Mt 27:63}
DAY 9 / saturday
tomb all day
DAY 10 / sunday
resurrection early morning. {Mt 28:1} {Resurrected saints – Mt 27:52-53}.

The time-frame for the Tribulation is the same.

Year 1. The time-frame begins with Christ dinning with Lazarus who was raised from the dead – which signifies that the tribulation begins with the rapture of the Church out of this world. (John 12:1).

Year 2. The “triumphal entry” corresponds to the white-horse king of Revelation 6:2 who goes forth fighting World War 3 to establish world government.

Year 3. The victory of the USA/UK/UN against Russia and Iran in World War 3 results in a seven year “world peace treaty” that allows apostate Jews, the Vatican, and the Freemasons to take Jerusalem away from Israel and build there an ecumenical Temple belonging to the United Nations. This counterfeits what Jesus did on day 3 cleansing the temple area by driving out the money changers.

Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. Jesus taught in the temple on these days – showing that the Temple will operate for a couple of years. However, Jesus finds no fruit on the fig tree day 3 and it is cursed and withered day 4 – showing that the Jewish nation fails to turn to God or direct the nations to God, despite their re-built temple. The Jews are betrayed, the world government seeks to take the temple away from them and dedicate it to the worship of Satan.

Year 7 – With the abomination of desolation, the Great Tribulation starts, and World War 4.

Year 8 – Great Tribulation

Year 9 – Great Tribulation

Year 10 – Great Tribulation comes to an end at Armageddon in Israel with the Return of Jesus Christ with his Church, the rescue of the elect (5 wise virgins), and the resurrection of the saints who were killed during the tribulation.

So the life of Christ and the life of the nation of Israel correspond prophetically.


Did a Jew Teach the Japanese Their Ancient Religion ?

Small Shinto Shrine within the grounds of the Naritasan Buddhist Temple complex.

Small Shinto Shrine within the grounds of the Naritasan Buddhist Temple complex.

In Joshua chapter 17 a certain Levite was hired by a man named Michah to be his personal priest over the graven image he had made. Later, in  chapter 18, the priest got recruited by the tribe of Dan to be their priest and father – and he took the graven image along with him.

Another instance is found in 2 Kings 17:26 where the Samaritans where transplanted into northern Israel and the LORD sent mountain lions to attack them. The Assyrians sent a Jewish priest to teach them the manner of the God of the land to stop the attacks. The priest taught them that they should fear the LORD, but they then had an ad-hoc religious jumble, serving both their old gods and the LORD:

Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt. … So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places. They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence. … So these nations feared the LORD, and served their graven images, both their children, and their children’s children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.” 2 Kings 17:29~41.

Someone has compiled research (Rev. Arimasa Kubo, author of “Lost Tribes of Japan) showing interesting similarities between “Shinto” – the native folk religion of Japan – and the worship of the true God as found in the Bible. This lead the researcher to conjuncture that the Japanese may be a “lost tribe” of Jews. Read the rest of this entry »


How to deal with a Jehovah Witness at the door

'For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.' Romans 10:3.

‘For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.’ Romans 10:3.

First rule when Jehovah Witnesses come to the door is to be on your guard. Absolutely refuse to accept any of their paperwork or let them into your house. Don’t worry about their feelings, they are taught not to accept literature from you, and they won’t mind talking on the porch.

Next, start with the following line of attack immediately. When the JW’s first arrive at the door they put on a show of being super disarming so that’s when to go after them. If you wait until later they will have dropped the mask and their hostility will come out and you’ll get nowhere. They are taught to ask a few introductory questions and try to get you, the target, to open up a little bit so you’ll hear their pitch. Don’t waste that opportunity responding to anything they say, go immediately for the JW’s jugular vein with the following questions. They will feel obliged to respond in a disarming fashion because they haven’t yet hooked you and don’t know where you are coming from.

Then comes your question.  It is best to act dumb so they don’t have time to conjure up some crafty answer that dodges the issue. Preface it with asking them if you can ask them something, then ask it directly.

JW: {knock knock}

Bible Believer: Hello?

JW: Hi there, we are visiting the neighbourhood asking people what they think about ….{presents a Watchtower Magazine and points to the question on the cover} … “Why do good people suffer?” Here please take a copy.

BB: No thank you. May I ask you a question?

JW: Uh, well, sure.

BB: If you were to die today, and of course I hope you don’t, I wish you a very long life, but we never know if today is our last day, and I could die today, and so could you. But if you were to die today, and God was to ask you, “Why should I let you into my perfect and holy kingdom?” what would your answer be? {Head tilted slightly with an inquisitive look}

JW: Uh well … I guess I’d say I’m trying my best, I’m following his commandments.

BB: So you are perfect?

JW: Uh well … nobody is perfect.

BB: Well, then you’re not answering my question because I want to know, if God was to ask you, “Why should I let a sinner like you into my holy kingdom?” what would you say to him? Would he let you in?

JW: Uh well … I’m not sure.

With this got him. You sprang right into the heart of the real issue and avoided contentious issues about the nature of heaven, hell, Jesus’ divinity, baptisms, the tribulation, the 144,000, and a million other distractions – all of which the poor lost JW has been massively indoctrinated to resist and pervert according to his Watchtower teachings. You have blind-sided and embarrassed the JW in a way he never expected and, hopefully, will never recover from.

Don’t let him off the hook. Rub it in good.

BB: Why are you going door to door teaching people about God if you aren’t even sure about your own salvation?

Ouch! The poor JW isn’t sure about his own salvation at all – so you’ve hit him right where it hurts.

Moments ago he was happy as a clam going door to door building up his own self-righteousness and feeling all sorts of spiritual pride – but you’ve now completely taken him aback. Don’t be rude, but keep on this same theme. Don’t let anything deviate from this line of attack against his self-righteousness.

JW: Well, we were commanded to teach door to door, and we try to follow the teachings of the bible, and we are trying to do what it says.

BB: So you are perfectly good in God’s eyes because you do that?

JW: Well, I didn’t say that. We are just trying to follow God’s commandments as best we can. Nobody is perfect.

BB: Well, then why would God let you into his perfect kingdom since you admit you aren’t perfect?

JW: Well, we try our best, but nobody knows, but I think I’m doing the best I can.

BB: So God has to let you into his holy kingdom, even though you are a sinner, because of all the good deeds you have done? Does God lower his standards of holiness for you?

JW: Well we try to follow the 10 commandments, get baptised, obey the great commission, and basically try our best.

Be nice while you are doing it, but realize you are now torturing the poor JW by this line of questioning. He will evade and evade. Yet don’t stop. Keep bringing it up until he relents. God is perfect, he is a sinner, so what hope could he possibly have of getting into God’s kingdom? And why would he presume to knock on your door and tell you about God when he isn’t even sure about his own situation? Why follow people who don’t know where they are going?

By the way, don’t make the mistake of saying “heaven” instead of “kingdom” – that is very important. You want to avoid giving them the opportunity of trying to argue about other things, and JW’s have a whole messed up theology about how they don’t go to heaven, but instead live in God’s kingdom on the earth. But the poor lost JW needs to meet Jesus Christ first before he is ever going to learn correct theology. So keep on the issue of the guy’s sinfulness. His religious do-goodism needs to be shown as worthless – and it’s only then that he will ever be ready to hear the gospel.

In fact, up to this point they JW will most likely have completely avoided mentioning Jesus Christ at all. Jesus is the furthest thing from his mind when he is asked about how he is justified before God.

BB: So you aren’t saved then?

JW: Saved? Well uh … we don’t look at it like that.

BB: Isn’t Jesus the saviour of the world ? Doesn’t a “saviour” save people? Did he save you?

JW: Well we try our best to follow Jesus’ teachings.

BB: That’s not what I asked. I asked if he saved you. Did Jesus die for your sins? Why did Jesus die on the cross?

JW: Uh well …

And that’s how you get to the very heart of the issue when a lost JW comes to your door. If any other issue comes up, you can quickly deal with it in one breath, but then quickly bring it right back to the basics that they need to hear: they are lost sinners and Jesus died to save them.

Don’t worry about them not believing yet in Christ’s divinity, or in a literal heaven, or in a literal hell. All that can come later after the gospel of grace is first lodged in their mind and softens their heart. They will try to act like Bible know-it-alls but just treat them like little babies who can only hear a very simple gospel message, and nothing else. Keep to the same refrain that they are lost sinners but Jesus died for their sins:

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21.

After you have done all that, STOP.

Cut it short and shoo them off quickly in a no-nonsense fashion. And while getting rid of them be careful what you say. Don’t inadvertently give them any sort of commendation. St John warns us:

“If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” 2 John 1:10.

So you can’t say anything like, “keep up the good work!” or “Go with God!” or even “God bless you!” or “Thank you for coming!” or anything like that. A plain old “Good-bye” is probably okay, but even it might be questionable since it is a contraction of “God be with ye” – something we should not be saying.

Just say very perfunctorily, but not rudely, “Well I’ve got to go, so I’ll see you off now. Good day!” and then quickly shut the door.

Put yourself in the shoes of that poor unsaved JW. He is under such a weight of condemnation and uncertainty by his false religion. He doesn’t know Jesus Christ and he has no idea where he is going when he dies. He has the guilt of his sin and the filthy rags of his own self-righteousness. Pity them, but don’t argue with them about all the doctrinal things that unsaved people don’t need to know anything about.

You’ve done the best you could if you just pointed them to the cross of Christ. When they leave you can know that you’ve shown a glimmer of the light of God’s grace into the dark dungeon of their religious bondage.

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4 Antichrists

The expression the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” is so well-known it has become a cliche – yet the concept is exactly equal to  “four antichrists” – yet that concept is anathema to all the so-called prophecy experts.

The four horsemen are indeed four antichrists.

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Here are a selection of articles from my prior postings:

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There are 4 antichrists and a 10 year long tribulation!

It commonly held by all the “prophecy experts” that there is just 1 antichrist and that the tribulation will only be 7 years long.

These 100+ year-old concepts are woefully incomplete and are tainted by the work of Bible-correctors (those that change the AV text).

Obviously there are at least 2 antichrists – the 1st and 2nd beasts of Revelation.One is a political ruler and the second is the false prophet.

And yet since the first horsemen in Revelation 6 is an antichrist – who are the other 3 riders? Obviously they are 3 more antichrists!

This gives us a total of 4 antichrists (e.g., note all the sets of four in Proverbs 30).

Tribulation is 10 years long.

And on what basis is the assumption made that Daniel’s final 70th week (of seven years) define the limit of the tribulation? Obviously a 7 year peace treaty must be signed after a great war, and the first antichrist in Rev 6 goes forth to war, not to peace.

We know the length of the tribulation must be ten years long since Revelation 2:10 says so!

Ten years gives time for:

  1. World War 3, followed by
  2. Peace and a Temple, followed by
  3. World War 4.

With a 10 year tribulation we now have room for Daniel’s enigmatic 2,300 days as well.

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There are 4 antichrists !

It commonly held by all the “prophecy experts” that there is just 1 antichrist and that the tribulation will only be 7 years long.

These 100+ year-old concepts are woefully incomplete and are tainted by the work of Bible-correctors (those that change the AV text).

Obviously there are at least 2 antichrists – the 1st and 2nd beasts of Revelation.One is a political ruler and the second is the false prophet.

And yet since the first horsemen in Revelation 6 is an antichrist – who are the other 3 riders? Obviously they are 3 more antichrists!

This gives us a total of 4 antichrists (e.g., note all the sets of four in Proverbs 30).

Their nations are known today in international affairs as the “Quartet” and all are guilty before God for their involvement in dividing up the land of Israel.

“Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.
… These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”
Zechariah 1:18-19.

1. White Horse Rider.

Antichrist King

First Beast: the Antichrist King

The first beast is the Antichrist acting an imitation of Christ the King (as Jesus is portrayed in St. Matthew’s Gospel). He rides the white horse in Revelation 6 and his nation is the United Kingdom’s Lion in Daniel 7. Also known as the “raiser of taxes” (Daniel 11:20).

As white horse rider and bow-man he will seem to the eyes of the world as the anticipated return of “Jesus Christ” in type; he successfully engages in WW3 against the Mohamedans and Infidels and wins world-peace. It will seem that the tribulation is all over right when the tribulation really begins (the great tribulation is only 3.5 years long – but it comes at the end of the 10 year tribulation).

He rules the world during the first 3+ years of the 10 year tribulation; leads the “four winds” UN invasion of Iran – and thereafter establishes world-government, world taxes, universal peace, and builds the ecumenical Jerusalem Temple described in Ezekiel 8 (day 6-6-5, right before 6-6-6 shows up). His rule is cut short suddenly some how – and yet he is “reanimated” as the 2nd beast’s puppet.

2. Pale Horse Rider: Death & Hell.

False Prophet Antichrist

Second Beast: False Prophet Antichrist

The second beast will imitate Christ’s divinity and priesthood (as Jesus is portrayed in St. John’s Gospel). He rides the fourth pale horse in Revelation 6 corresponding to the fourth creature in Daniel 7 (i.e., evidently a united nations or European union). Also known as “a vile person” (Daniel 11:21) and “that Wicked” (2 Thessalonians 2:8).

The pale colour horse rides with death and hell – i.e., underworld entities. This false-prophet is the anti-Pope of the new ecumenical “Catholic” world religion; however that he will ride with (or be) a second-coming of Judas Iscariot is a theory that can’t be overlooked.

Once the first beast is incapacitated/injured – he becomes the “cat’s paw” – this false prophet beast become the real power behind the throne. He goes into the built Temple at about year 7 in the 10 year tribulation – about 3 years after it is built – and declares himself to be “God” and engages in luciferian blood sacrifices at the Temple Mount – that’s when the Great tribulation commences. That is the time Jesus Christ warned the Jews about – telling them to flee the city. The False Prophet and the first beast are thrown into a lake of fie when Christ returns (Revelation 19).

3. Red Horse Rider.

The Assyrian: "Gog" Antichrist

The Assyrian: “Gog” Antichrist

“Gog” is the Red horse of Revelation 6 and the Russian Bear of Daniel 7; he is a military general who rules 4 world-zones (i.e., Russia, plus 3 others, viz., the three ribs in the bear’s mouth, also shown as the three horns he plucks up); he imitates Christ as a man’s man (corresponding to the theme of St. Luke’s gospel, Christ as a man, in anti-type). Also known as “little horn” (Daniel 8:9).

The colour red and his sword (Rev. 6) associates him being bloody – – and with Esau, Edom, and with the Idumean Herods who slew the children in Bethlehem. See also, “O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.” Isaiah 10:5.

Gog is the anticipated antichrist that the Jews are expecting – the “King of the North” (Daniel 8). The Russian-Persian-Chinese forces under his command waste and destroy the land of Israel without mercy. Gog’s allies battle back and forth against the USA and the UK throughout the last 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation. In a nuclear exchange at the end they destroy the USA, but are 5/6 destroyed themselves (Ezekiel 39:2). The 1/6 that survive go into the Millennium and repopulate in the Earth (but are purged once again at the Millennium’s end – Revelation 20:8).

4. Black Horse Rider.

Black Horse Antichrist: Mystery Babylon

Black Horse Antichrist: Mystery Babylon

The black horse rider imitates Christ as a servant of God and steward of all his wealth (imitating Mark’s Gospel which portrays Christ as servant). Also known as “the great voice” (Jeremiah 51:55). The symbolic animal in Daniel 7 is described as a leopard with 4 wings. Because the UK is the lion, the leopard is used for the USA, a type of lion – “a baby-l’on,” if you will (i.e., the daughter of the UK). The leopard is white and yellow with black spots (European, Indian/Hispanic, and Negro).

Of course, the USA has been occupying the old Babylon in Iraq since the gulf war, and is currently building the “Freedom Tower” in NYC, but any other proof that USA is Babylon? How about “USA city” and “USA name” stated in the Bible:

“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4 (Building the Tower of Babylon).

The USA is also called “King of the South” by the same line that runs from Israel to Moscow. That line goes north to Russia the “King of the North” and if you keep going north you pass the pole and are going south again — and then you run right into the USA at Alaska. Hence the USA is “King of the South” (and “king’s daughter of the south”) – terms relevant for deciphering Daniel chapter 11 which describes in detail the tribulation fighting between the US/UK and Russia/China.

The USA is “Mystery Babylon” and is totally destroyed as an continuing entity –  the “beast’s body” is given to the flames, but the other kingdoms survive. It is destroyed by Gog (Ezekiel 38-39) and by natural disasters (Jeremiah 50-51, Revelation 17-18). The Jews are commanded to get out of the USA and return to Israel (“come  out of her my people” Rev. 18:4).

Look for Fours.

The word “antichrists” (plural) shows up 1 time, and the word “antichrist” shows up only 4 times:

  1. 1 John 2:18 “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”
  2. 1 John 2:22 “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.”
  3. 1 John 4:3 “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”
  4. 2 John 1:7 “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

Since there are 4 types and 4 beasts, we might be able to assign the types of antichrist spirits to the 4 systems:

Masonic (King); Catholic (Pope); Atheistic (Gog); and Mohamedian (Servant).

So the significance of fours given throughout the Bible will have their correspondence in the 4 antichrists because they are attempting to imitate and manufacture a counterfeit of God’s coming kingdom – and that “city four-square” (Psalm 48:2, Rev. 20-21). That leaves the devil as the 5th – at the top of the four-sided pyramid (or so he would hope, Isaiah 14:13-14).

So corresponding to the four gospel types, Satan’s four antichrists must mimic the four beasts who surround God’s throne in Revelation 4:7 — a lion (UK king), a calf (US servant), a man (Gog), a flying eagle (Anti-Pope).

Polycephaly = too many heads.

Jesus said, “… Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? … ” Luke 11:17-18.

This was a rhetorical question, of course, to point out the absurdity of the Jews’ accusation that Jesus Christ was casting out devils by the devil, a rather improbable and self-defeating exercise.

Go left! … No, we go right!

However, the devil’s kingdom won’t stand, will it? So Christ’s statement wasn’t as rhetorical as it seems at first glance. Satan is not going to have a kingdom that stands, therefore it is divided.

The devil’s incurable dis-unity is explained by the fact that he is a 7 headed dragon: “behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Revelation 12:3.

It has 4 major divisions – each headed up by an antichrist – with 3 heads ruling three kingdoms (UK, USA, UN), and the other 4 heads govern Gog’s 4 kingdoms (Russia, China, Iran, +1).

How tragic for the devil to be afflicted with 7 most arrogant heads in all of creation to have to share 1 body! What a hot-bed for rivalry, suspicion, envy, jealousy, confusion, and bitterness!  To achieve greatness for their 1 body it requires coordination by the 7 heads – but how do 7 supreme egotists share and compromise and work together ?? Which one gets the glory? Which one eats first? Which one wins? Do they share their prize?!?

It’s a doomed effort.

However in Christ we have ONE HEAD! “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” Ephesians 4:15; “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:18, etc.

First Antichrist.

“Sermon and Deeds of the Antichrist” by Luca Signorelli (1499-1502)

An interesting end-times viewpoint is held by certain Roman Catholics that matches with the White Horse Rider of Revelation chapter 6 – who is the first Antichrist. These Catholic commentators envision a coming Catholic king who conquers the Moslem world and Israel and ushers in a brief time of world peace.

These prophesies are set-up in such a way as to have the Roman Catholics accept the first antichrist as if he were a good ruler.

From Wikipedia:

He is said to be a future king of a re-united Holy Roman Empire, who will restore the European Catholic royalty in the West, destroy the power of heretics and atheistic rebels, and successfully convert many Muslims and Jews to the Roman Catholic faith.[1] The Great Monarch was very popular in popular folklore until the 18th century Enlightenment. He reappeared in 19th century prophecy when French legitimists believed that the count of Chambord, Henry V of France would be the new king.

Here is a summary of these ideas found in the preface of the book “The Coming Chastisement” by Yves Dupont (1970):

This description of the so-called “Great Catholic Monarch” actually matches the white horse rider of Revelation 6 who does have great success and does indeed bring in world-peace.

Yet later he somehow becomes incapacitated, however, and the other antichrist, the false prophet Pope, makes an image/robot of this first antichrist, and then reigns by proxy – as described in Revelation chapter 13 and other passages in the Old Testament.

It is significant that this king is the lion king of Daniel 7 and therefore English – for the mouth of the beast is a lion’s mouth.

The birth year of Prince Charles was 1948, which is significant as the year the United Nations and modern Israel came into existence. Jesus Christ said, “And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.” Luke 21:29-30.

It is interesting that Prince Harry was born in 1984 – exactly 200 years after the briefly lunatic King George the III of England signed the Treaty of Paris, ceding away his sovereignty over the United States. Daniel 7:4 we read, “The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.”

I gave an exposition of this on youtube that I will have to re-state in a later post, but suffice to say for now, chapter 6 gives the clues to understanding the vision because eagles feathers represent the passage of time with no power due to insanity, as Nebuchadnezzar experienced. To have the wings plucked and get a man’s heart back means the return of power after the time has passed – the grown feathers on two wings representing many years – I believe two centuries. King George III, due to insanity, lost a very great realm in the year 1784 when he himself personally signed the Treaty of Paris – but exactly 200 years later was born to him a descendant lion king who would restore it – for in the vision he get the heart of a man given to him (i.e., the opposite of being given a beast’s heart like Daniel 6). I believe that this is the interpretation.

The year 1984 is significant as the year the USA established formal ties with the Vatican See, and as the year the Pope performed a superstitious ritual to officially consecrate Russia to the “Sacred Heart of Mary” – a part of the Fatima visions which Catholics have taken very seriously as a supposed requirement for the “conversion” of Orthodox Russia.

So we have in the year 1984 a potentially significant convergence of the 4 antichrists – a UK (white horse of a king born, perhaps), The USA (black horse), The Vatican (pale horse), and Russia (red horse).

Prince Harry at Madame Tussauds in LondonWax Image: Future King of the North American Union??

Prince Harry’s good looks and red-hair and height and military background are all quite remarkable – and the monarchists of Canada have taken note. Presently Queen Elizabeth is also “Queen of Canada” and also holds that title over all the individual Commonwealth states. Prince William is destined (eventually) to be King of England – but what about Canada? The Canadian monarchists are asking that they be given their own king so they can have their own royal family – and have proposed the younger brother Harry. (“Make Prince Harry our king, say Canadian monarchists”)

If that happens it, is VERY interesting because of NAFTA and the on-going possibility or proposal (an alleged “conspiracy theory” but in reality a very real scheme that is an open-secret) of a merger of the United States and Canada into the North American Union.

If that happens – then who will our King be? Wouldn’t the King of Canada become the King of all America? Of course he would. ”Rex 84” ?!?

This is all very interesting.

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FOUR ANTICHRISTS

All mankind will be forced to worship a world-dictator during the tribulation:

“And it was given unto him [the beast] to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:7-8.

This character’s prominence has led to the conclusion that there is only one antichrist. However a careful examination of scripture reveals that there are four major personalities on the world’s stage during the tribulation.

The cautious practice of not assuming all scriptural similarities have the exact same application is called “rightly diving,” taken from 2 Timothy 2:15: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” It is by rightly dividing that we conclude that “the antichrist” is really four different persons.

The Biblical description for these four men is “beasts” – however that term can also signify each of their political realms. When scripture specifies that the beast arises from the earth – it is an antichrist; but when the beast arises from the sea, it is a kingdom. Therefore we will refer to the four beast-men as the “antichrists.”

Coincidently the word “antichrist” appears just four times in the Authorized Version, and the plural word “antichrists” just once:

  1. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 2:18
  2. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 1 John 2:22
  3. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 1 John 4:3
  4. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 2 John 1:7

The term obviously primarily describes religious heretics who deny the Lord Jesus Christ – but each of these passages could also be referring to one of the four antichrists – and this would be direct scriptural support for the claim that just four antichrists will arise.
the beasts lion bear leopard daniel antichrists NWOThe four antichrists are already popularly known as the “four horsemen of the apocalypse.” Each one is described in Revelation chapter 6 as a rider upon a white, red, black, or pale horse.

Modern expositors (premillennial) do not fail to identify the first rider on the white horse as antichrist; however they then spiritualize the remaining three horsemen as representations for tribulation events. This interpretation is inconsistent because it does not treat each horseman in the same manner. If we agree that the first rider on the white horse is an antichrist, then the other three are also antichrists.

The same four antichrists are also depicted in Daniel chapter 7 as four beasts – a lion, a bear, a leopard, and a “dreadful” beast.

Daniel’s four beasts are one and the same as Revelation’s four horses, and they appear in exactly the same order:

#………………………….. DANIEL 7…………………….. REVELATION 6
First AC……………….. Lion…………………………. White Horse
Second AC……………….. Bear…………………………….. Red Horse
Third AC……………….. Leopard………………………….. Black Horse
Fourth AC……………….. Dreadful Beast……………………………. Pale Horse

In both cases the animals represent both the antichrist and his political realm. World government will involve the political union of their four kingdoms together, as described by the amalgamated beast from the sea in Revelation 13:2 with body parts from all four animals – lion’s mouth; bear’s legs; leopard’s body; and dragon’s seat:

“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Revelation 13:2.

The prophet Hosea spiritually designated these same four animals as forces God would send to oppose the Jews in Israel:

“Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them: I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.” Hosea 13:6-7.

Therefore it is likely that these are also the same as the four horns of Zechariah 1:18-19, “Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”

In the Messianic twenty second psalm it states, “Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.” Psalm 22:21.

A lion’s mouth has four prominent front canine teeth which bite into its prey – two above and two below.
antichrist horns “Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.” Psalm 22:21.

The 4 “horns” in the Lion’s mouth

The verse likens the horns of unicorns to a lion’s teeth (“…your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8). Since a unicorn has only has one horn – there must be four unicorns – one for each incisor. Indeed Christ was crucified by four Roman soldiers: “Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part…” John 19:23.

The three and half years of great tribulation are Israel’s national counter-part to Christ’s crucifixion and three days and nights in the heart of the earth. Assuming a uniform similarity, Israel will suffer at the hands of four antichrists as Jesus Christ suffered at the hands of four soldiers. (Cf. Exodus 27:2).

The foregoing examples establish that the concept of four antichrists is well-founded in the scriptures. Those who describe “the antichrist” are mistakenly assigning to one person diverse attributes that belong to several antichrists.

WHY FOUR?

It takes four biographers to make a complete presentation of Jesus Christ – each supplies a unique perspective. The thematic differences in the four Gospels have been compared to the four faces of the cherubims (Ezekiel 1:10; Revelation 4:7), as follows:

Gospel

Cherub Type

Theme

Anointing

Matthew

Lion

King of the Jews

King

Mark

Calf/Ox

Servant

Saviour

Luke

Man

Humanity

Prophet

John

Eagle

Divinity

Priest

No single antichrist could match the incomparable excellence of our Saviour in all these points. To make a convincing satanic counterfeit it requires four personalities – each one being an epitome of one of the perspectives.

Also, it is also necessary to have four antichrists in order to mimic the four beasts around God’s throne and the seven all-seeing eyes of Jesus Christ:

“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” Revelation 5:6.

To exactly match the seven eyes, the devil needs four persons over his satanic government: three with two eyes each – and one with only one eye.

“Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.” Zechariah 11:17.


7 eyes of 4 antichrists beastsThree of the antichrists have two normal eyes, but the fourth only has one good eye: the total number of eyes is seven. By this the devil is seeking to imitate the four beasts and seven eyes around God’s throne in keeping with his urge to be like God:

“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:13-14.

By surrounding himself with four antichrists, the devil restores himself to his place as number five –the anointed fifth cherub as before his fall. Because it imitates God’s throne, the devil will be immensely satisfied to geometrically arrange his position above exactly four antichrists as if exalted at the top of a four-sided pyramid.

Gospel’s Type

Antichrist Type

No. of Eyes

Matthew: Lion

Royal King

2

Mark: Calf/Ox

Politician
(“Public Servant”)

2

Luke: Man

A Man’s man
(Military General)

2

John: Eagle

World’s High Priest
(Pope)

1

Total: 7

Therefore the concept of four antichrist is not strange to suggest – it is actually quite sensible. They will represent the Kingdom, Might, Power, and Glory of the world system.

The four distinct persons each has many of its “types” anticipated in the scriptures by prominent characters:

  1. King: Solomon King of Israel, Darius/Cyrus Kings of Persia, Hiram King of Tyre.
  2. Politician/Whore: Nimrod, Belshazzar, Pharaoh, Jezebel, Pilate.
  3. General: Goliath, Og the Giant, Rabshakeh the Assyrian, Sisera the Captain.
  4. Priest: Balaam, Cain, Micah’s Priest, Pharaoh’s magicians.

Together they constitute a ruling quartet that mimics the 1 Kingdom, 2 Might, 3 Power, and 4 Glory which will later – in truth – constitute the eternal kingdom of Jesus Christ.


Number 4 = the whole worldFOUR ANTICHRISTS IN SCRIPTURE

In the Bible numbers are often significant, and the number four typically represents the entire world since it is the four directions, North, South, East, and West. Therefore the doctrine of four antichrists corresponds to all the kingdoms of this world (Rev. 11:15).

Although Noah had only three sons, his eldest son is entitled to a double portion – thus allocating a division of four parts to the three races of man. (“… giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.” Dt. 21:17; “God shall enlarge Japheth” Gen. 9:27)

Consider again that it was four Roman soldiers who parted Christ’s clothes, “Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part” John 19:23.

And again, what we already read in Zechariah 1:18-19, “then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”

The four horns have in common their involvement in dividing up the land of Israel. It shouldn’t be a surprise then that the “peace process” is led by an international “quartet” (England, Russia, United States, and United Nations).

PROVERBS CHAPTER 30

Proverbs 30 is prophetic (“… even the prophecy: the man spake…” Prov. 30:1). It would appear that chapter 30 prophesies the foolish end-state of the kingdoms of this world, which is contrasted in the next chapter 31 with prophecies of the advent of the reigning bride of Jesus Christ in the wisdom of his kingdom.

Throughout Proverbs chapter 30 it gives the number four a very strong emphasis:

v. 1: …………………………… Four men: Agur, Jakeh, Ithiel, Ucal.
v. 2-3: ……………………….. Four brutish attributes.
v. 5-10: …………………….. Four presumptions: add to God’s words; deny God; take God’s name in vain; accuse God’s servant.
v. 11-14: …………………… Four wicked generations.
v. 15-16: …………………… Four unsatisfied things.
v. 15 & 17: ……………….. Four: 2 horse-leaches and 2 eyes.
v. 19: ………………………… Four slippery movements.
v. 21-22. …………………… Four disquiet the earth.
v. 29-31. …………………… Four: the lion, dog, goat, and king.

This emphasis on four cannot be accidental. It is prophetic and it clearly assigns various elements of foolishness into four distinct groups. Given the indication of four antichrists, we should discern that this chapter describes them and/or their systems.


DOUBLE FULFILMENT of bible prophecyDOUBLE FULFILMENT OF 1ST ADVENT CONTINGENCIES

It is an interesting to consider that when Christ came to the Jewish nation at his first advent, all Old Testament prophecies for the arrival of his kingdom already had their technical fulfilment. Thus John the Baptist’s role had fulfilled the prophesied coming of Elijah if the Jews would accept Christ: “And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.” Matthew 11:14. However, the Jews then rejected Jesus as their Messiah and John the Baptist became a lost opportunity:

But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.” Matthew 17:11-12.

This fascinating feature of “contingent fulfilment” would have had to likewise apply to every other prophecy in the Old Testament. Therefore, the conquests of Alexander the Great and the exploits of the Maccabees were only described in passages like Daniel chapter 8 provisionally.

Those events await their future fulfilment yet again. Therefore we can expect the fulfilment of all Bible prophecy to occur prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ. This means that many passages in the book of Daniel (and elsewhere in the Old Testament) have not yet been historically fulfilled – their prophetic significance remains totally intact.

This makes the prophecies of Daniel all the more extraordinary considering they have double application – applying equally to the time of Alexander the Great and to the time of the tribulation – “at the time of the end” (Daniel 8:17). This need for flexibility probably explains Daniel’s copious use of pronouns which make interpretation difficult.

Daniel prophesied, “Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. …And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.” Dan. 8:8, 21.

Although this passage was provisionally fulfilled by Alexander the Great–it also foretells the coming of the first antichrist who sets up a four-part world government on the heels of his leadership of the coalition that invades Iran (Dan. 8:19-22, cf., Jeremiah 49).


DOUBLE FULFILMENT OF NATIONAL IDENTITIES

As Jesus explained to his disciples, in a parable each item stands for something, “And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? The sower soweth the word.” Mark 4:13-14.

Although each item usually stands for something else, the meaning of some items is literal: “… tares are the children of the wicked one; As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.” Matthew 13:40. In that parable the tares stood for the devil’s children, but the fire is literal.

Therefore understanding a parable entails understanding which items are intended to have alternative meanings, and then perceive what they mean.

Sometimes the name of a nation actually stands for another nation: “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” Revelation 11:8. Thus the city of Jerusalem may be mentioned in some Old Testament passages under a parable name of Sodom or Egypt.

This principle means that the names of famous modern nations may be hidden in the names of various Bible places because the true identity is obscured by a parable:

“And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this! And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever. And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.” Numbers 24:23-25.

Balaam’s references to Chittim, Assur, and Eber wouldn’t have been called a “parable” unless they are spiritual names that stand for other nations.


BIBLE PROPHECY CONTINGENT FULFILMENT PLUS DOUBLE MEANINGS.

Combining the preceding two concepts together (contingent fulfilment and spiritual types) is useful to understand the present application of Old Testament prophecies.

Every Old Testament prophetic item that was to accompany the literal rule and reign of Jesus Christ as King of the Jews had a meaning that was contingent to the 1st advent.

These initial meanings would have become the final meanings had the Jews accepted Christ in 30 AD. Since the Jews did not accept Christ at his 1st advent, all Bible prophecy regarding the appearance of the literal Kingdom of Heaven switched to take on 2nd advent meanings.

All initial fulfilments (if applicable) can serve as spiritual types for ultimate fulfilments associated with the 2nd advent.

Thus as John the Baptist was a contingent fulfilment of the coming of Elijah, even so John’s life becomes a spiritual type for what will happen to Elijah during the tribulation, including martyrdom (cf., Mark 6:25 and Rev. 11:7-11).

Likewise any historic nations provisionally identified in Old Testament prophecy for 1st advent fulfilment may become spiritual precursors for ultimate 2nd advent fulfilment by modern nations.

DANIEL’S VISIONS

The Scofield Bible’s section headings for Daniel chapter 7 interpret the lion as Nebuchadnezzar, the bear as Media-Persia, the leopard as Greece, and the dreadful beast as the Roman Empire. Scofield’s cross-references indicate that he assumed the animals were mentioned in the same manner as the metals in chapter 2 verses 37 to 43. Most dispensational bible commentators agree with this interpretation, but it is incorrect.

The vision in chapter 2 is that of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a great image with a head of gold, breast-arms of silver, thighs of brass, legs of iron, and feet of iron and clay. Daniel interpreted the dream for Nebuchadnezzar as follows:

“And after thee [Babylon] shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee [Persia], and another third kingdom of brass [Greece], which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom [Rome] shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.” Daniel 2:39-40 [Historic fulfilment in brackets].

Notice that the statue begins with the Babylonian dynasty as the head of gold, but then mentions kingdoms that “shall arise” after – thus silver is beginning with the next world kingdom of Persia.

Switching to Daniel’s vision in chapter 7, it also occurred during the Kingdom of Babylon as it states in verse 1, “… the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon…” The angel tells Daniel in verse 17 that the interpretation applies only to future kingdoms: “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.” (7:17).

The expression “shall arise” in 2:39 and 7:17 both introduce the future kingdoms that arise after Babylon, therefore it is obvious that the first beast in chapter 7 cannot be Babylon – it must correspond instead with the silver kingdom that would arise after Babylon, namely Persia.

In the chapter 2 vision, the fourth kingdom has two stages – the first stage is iron legs, and the second stage is of 10 toes mingled with clay: “And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.” Daniel 2:42. This final stage is the last world-government that will form. Therefore although the iron is just the “fourth kingdom” in the chapter 2 vision – it counts as two for the purpose of the chapter 7 vision.

The proper way to align the two visions is as follows:

Chapter 2: Great Metal Statue

Chapter 7: Parade of Beasts

Gold

Not applicable

Silver

Lion

Brass

Bear

Iron

Leopard

Iron + Clay

Dreadful

Had the Jews accepted Jesus as their Messiah in 30 AD, the last kingdom of the final “dreadful beast” would have formed, the antichrist arisen, and subsequently thereafter the kingdoms of this world would have been defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ.

This obviously did not occur – and the visions were postponed and their 2nd advent significance changed.

The First Advent interpretation of chapters 2 and 7 therefore assigns to its four animals the same meanings as the metals in chapter 2, as follows:

Daniel ch. 2
Metal Statue

Daniel ch. 7
4 Beasts

1st Advent National
Type

1st Advent “Antichrist”
Type

Head of Gold

Not applicable

Babylon

Not applicable

Chest-Arms of Silver

Lion

Persia

Cyrus the Great

Thighs of Brass

Bear

Greece

Alexander the Great

Legs of Iron

Leopard

Rome

Caesar Augustus

Toes of Iron & Clay

Dreadful beast

Did not occur

Did not occur
(Nero? Judas?)

[If the 1st Advent had become final, then Cyrus, Alexander, and Augustus would have fulfilled the roles of the first 3 “antichrists” – and a fourth leader, who was never introduced, would have had to play the role of the final antichrist.]

The legs of iron in the statue of Daniel chapter 2 stand for the Roman Empire. Although it has waned for 2,000 years, the 2nd advent fulfilment of these prophecies must involve modern nations with a heritage in Roman Empire.

Persia, Greece, and Rome (Lion, Bear, and Leopard) stand spiritually for three world superpowers that will unite to form the dreadful beast of final world government.


CONTRAST DANIEL WITH REVELATION.

The four horsemen of the apocalypse demonstrate that the four antichrists will arise in quick succession during the tribulation. This differs considerable from the long period of time over which the 1st advent fulfilments of antichrists occurred. Whereas Persia, Greece, and Rome arose as great powers in succession over many hundreds of years, the 2nd advent timeline is obviously not going to be that long.

Thus the details of the Revelation prophecy could not have been disclosed prior to the 1st Advent because it would have been too specific to have had double application. Once the 1st Advent opportunity had past, then the prophecies in Revelation were ripe to be unveiled.

THE GREAT SEA

In Daniel 7:2 the four winds contended over “the great sea” – which was 1st fulfilled in the Aegean Sea over which Persia, Greece, and Rome fought battles and transported armies while contending for supremacy. Although the cross-reference of Daniel 7:2 is the sea in Revelation 13:1, the 2nd advent identification of this “sea” need not be literally the same.

The “great sea” now probably means the Arctic Ocean since the appropriate symbolic place for presiding over the planet is from its literal top spot. It is also where the “four winds of heaven” literally meet together. Also, it is the only sea covered entirely with a sheet of ice, and thus it is the best one to imitate the glassy sea under God’s throne (Revelation 15:2).

The nations surrounding the Arctic Sea are Russia, Canada, Greenland, Norway, and the United States. Canada is a part of the United Kingdom, and Greenland belongs to Denmark, an EU State. A straight line from Jerusalem North runs into Moscow. That same line, after it passes the Pole, goes South to Alaska, USA. This identifies a “King of the North” and a “King of the South” more directly, and with more certainty, than by any other scheme of interpretation.


WHO ARE THE FOUR ANTICHRISTS?

The information we have on who the four antichrists will be:

#

Horse

Metal

Animal

Spiritual Type

1

White

Silver

Lion

Persia/
Cyrus
the Great

2

Red

Brass

Bear

Greece/
Alexander the Great

3

Black

Iron

Leopard

Rome/
Caesar Augustus

4

Pale

Iron/ Clay

Dreadful

Rome+ x?
Judas
Iscariot

Same chart continued:

#

Horse

Examples

Is a…

1

White

King Solomon,
Kings Darius/Cyrus,
King Hiram (Tyre)

Royal King

2

Red

Goliath,
Og the Giant,
Rabshakeh the Assyrian, Sisera the Captain.

Man’s man
(Military General)

3

Black

Nimrod,
Belshazzar,
Pharaoh,
Jezebel,
Pilate.

Politian
(Public Servant)

4

Pale

Balaam,
Cain,
Micah’s Priest,
Pharaoh’s magicians.

High Priest
(Pope)

IDENTIFICATION?

When all the prophecy details are “rightly divided” and considered together (chart above), it presents an amazingly detailed summary. It would be ridiculous to allege that these are vague predictions with obtuse generalities that they could be made to apply to any world-situation or combination of countries.

Rather, each of the four future antichrists and their kingdoms has a very narrow set of requirements that it must fulfil. The specificity is such that when then they come to pass, it will be undeniable that the Bible was writing history in advance.

PRELIMINARY NATIONAL IDENTIFICATIONS:

Recall that the four beasts stand for both kingdoms and for kings. Beginning with the kingdom application, let’s review how well some likely national candidates meet the Biblical requirements for the four kingdoms of the four antichrists.

In addition to the details above (see chart), all four of them must be deeply involved in Mid-East politics dividing the land of Israel (Zechariah 1:19); and all must border a common “sea” (Daniel 7:2; Rev. 13:1).

  1. Is England the First Kingdom?

Beast #1 must be a prominent monarchy identified with the lion and associated with the colour white. It must have spiritual parallels with ancient Persia and with the metal Silver.

England as Beast No. 1: England is famously known by its mascot the British Lion, which was also an important symbol for ancient Persia. Historically and poetically England is known as “Albion” – meaning white – which is also the colour of its fair-skinned and rosy people. Like Persia under Darius, it was the British who opened Palestine for the return of the Jews (after WW1). The English royal family has enormous prestige and its monarch is the head over a vast world commonwealth with over a billion people; this includes Canada, which borders the Arctic Ocean. English people, like Persians, are known for their etiquette and cultural refinement – and silverware. The British royal family claims descent from King David and its Freemasons are thought to be keen to rebuild the Temple. The United Kingdom is a principal member of the “Mid-East Quartet” that is set to divide up the land of Israel.

[Mythology: The 13th day of each Persian month is named after its mythological god Tishtrya, bringer of rain and fertility, who became a pure white horse to battle against the demon of drought, and succeeded when the chief god, Creator Ahura Mazda, deigned to make offering to the lesser deity.]


2. Is Russia the Second Kingdom?

Beast #2 must be a major Military power identified with the Bear, and associated with the colour Red. It must have spiritual parallels with ancient Greece and with the metal Brass.

the beasts lion bear leopard daniel antichrists NWORussia as the Second Beast: The nation’s famous mascot is the Russian Bear – and it is the nation with the most territory in the Arctic (“bear”) region. Despite the alleged collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia remains a major military superpower. Red was symbolic for communism, and during that era the Soviets were known as the “Reds” – and they remain in a close military alliance with the Red Chinese; the Russian word “krasni” means both “red” and “beautiful” – a play on words that has made the colour red an important part of Russian folk culture (eg., “Red Square” is also “Beautiful Square”). Russia’s Cyrillic Alphabet evolved from Greek letters – and both are famously difficult to read. Russians have the Greek Orthodox religion. St. Petersburg’s famous “Bronze Horseman” monument was erected by Empress Catharine the Great to depict her ancestor Peter the Great – and the poem about it by Pushkin (1833) is considered one of the most significant works of Russian literature (Johnson’s dictionary defines “bronze” as “brass”). For centuries Russian history has been drenched in blood with millions sacrificed to maintain the supremacy of the state over the individual – a mentality not unlike the Greek city-state of Sparta. Russia had a very large Jewish population (now emigrated); Moscow is due North of Jerusalem; and the country is one member in the international “Quartet” that is dividing up the land of Israel.

[The Greek god of war was “Ares” (Mars)- identified with the Red planet. Ares’ chariot was pulled by 4 fiery horses – the first named “Aithon” (Red-fire). ]

The militaristic war-like culture of Russia:

Let noble anger of the soul
Get boiled as a wave.
The people’s war
The holy war”
“WE WILL DESTROY any part of the planet within 15 minutes. … Whole continents will be put to sleep forever. And that’s all.”
“Arise, Russia, from your prison of slavery, Victory’s spirit is called: time to do battle! Rise your battle flags, For Truth, Beauty, and Good.”


3. Is the United States the Third Kingdom?

Beast #3 must be an immense political and financial powerhouse associated with the colour black and with the leopard. It must have spiritual parallels to ancient Rome and to Iron.

Black Horse Antichrist: Mystery Babylon

Black Horse Antichrist: Mystery Babylon

United States as the third Beast? The United States is the world’s undisputed political and financial superpower, a unique historical accomplishment among nations with a large Black population (about 13%). The historic development of the United States’ national wealth can be described in its great Iron accomplishments (tractors, factories, skyscrapers, automobiles, military equipment). It is strong like Iron, the USA overpowers all rivals, particularly its unique “pop” culture that has been greatly influenced by its Black population, the descendants of emancipated slaves. Like ancient Rome, the USA is composed of many nationalities by conquest and immigration – cobbled together into a political union. Also, in Alaska the USA borders the Arctic Sea.

The USA has the world’s largest Jewish population; and it is one-fourth of the Mid-East Quartet dividing up the land of Israel.

Missing element: Where is the Leopard?!?

Discussion: The United States is not identified nationally as “the leopard” – but neither is any other major nation. Some German states use the panther as a mascot – but that is a different animal because it is completely black. A leopard is yellow and white with black spots: “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?” Jeremiah 13:23. Interestingly, that verse compares leopard-spots to black people.

The USA is a very convincing candidate for all elements of the third beast, except the leopard. Is the leopard a symbolic representation for the USA, rather than a mascot? (i.e., the Leopard is a small lion with spots, as the USA descends from England, but with the addition of a black population). Or could the nation’s choice of black leaders like Obama – or perhaps an unforeseen future news event – suddenly transform the Leopard into the de facto mascot for the USA?

Or perhaps because the Leopard in the vision in Daniel 7 has four heads – it is a spotted-cat mascot that will be chosen for a future four nation federation of USA, Mexico, Cuba, and Canada?

Previously mentioned was an unambiguous method for identifying the King of the South: The line from Jerusalem to Moscow marks Russia as King of the North, and the same line crosses Southward over the North Pole, into Alaska – marking the USA as “King of the South”. Daniel 11:5 says the King of the South will have “dominion” – “And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.” Of the four beasts, of the Leopard alone is it said, “and dominion was given to it.” Daniel 7:6. (cf. Gen. 27:40). This concept of “dominion” apparently matches the Leopard with the King of the South – meaning that both stand for the United States. Certainly the USA has a very great dominion, with a near unipolar political domination over the world.


4. Is the Vatican the Fourth Beast?

Beast # 4 is the world government union (beasts 1,2, and 3); it spiritually is both Rome (“iron”) and many other nations (“clay”); it acts as high priest to the nations.

UN quartet many antichrists 666 mark of the beastThe Vatican as the Fourth Beast? The Protestant Reformers all indicated that the Pope, the High Priest of Roman Catholicism, would be the antichrist, as extensively documented. The pope’s political “Holy See” is positioning itself for a cat-bird seat in the presently coalescing New World Order – particularly as an “observer” in the United Nations – and by concordats (treaties) with the world’s nations. The religion fancies its ruling style like an, “iron fist in a velvet glove” (Iron and clay).

Likely the 4th Beast is the United Nations – headed up by the Vatican.

The 4 Kings of the 4 Kingdoms.

If our identification of the 4 kingdoms is correct, then the 4 antichrists then will be the rulers over these 4 kingdoms:

  1. King of England (more info see here);
  2. Russian Military Leader (“Gog”);
  3. US President;
  4. Head of the United Nations & Pope.

There are many scriptural reasons why there must be 4 antichrists, you can read a summary of them here: 4 antichrists summary (pdf)

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