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Antichrist and The Mark Of The Beast

Plus... The Revived Roman Empire

 

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2. As to the writer's belief and doctrine, we are strictly Biblical! We adhere to no denominational beliefs unless what they teach is taken from the true Word of God and taught in the correct context. We believe that we are to be busy proclaiming the truths for the present age of grace, in view of the soon coming of our Lord.

3. We believe in...

No. 1. The verbal inspiration of the Word of God {2- Timothy 3:16}

No. 2. The Deity of Jesus Christ, and the Trinity of the Godhead {Titus 2:13; & 2-Corinthians 13:14}.

No. 3. The total depravity of man, and everlasting punishment of those who reject Christ {Romans Ch. 3; John 3:36; Revelation Ch. 20:15}.

No. 4. Redemption by the blood of Christ, and by grace, not of works {Titus 3:5; & Ephesians 2:8-9}.

No. 5. Everlasting life and the security of the believer {John 10:29}.

No. 6. The personality and everlasting punishment of Satan {Job Ch. 1; & Revelation Ch. 20}.

No. 7. The imminent Rapture [Resurrection] of the Body of Christ, followed by the great 7 year Tribulation Period and the literal Millennial Reign of Christ on this earth {1- Thessalonians 4:16-18; 1-Corinthians 15:50-55; & Revelation Ch. 20:1-6}.

4. The reader will notice that we have put words in parenthesis in the various Bible verses, this is done to help the student have a better understanding of the old King James language which is often a little bewildering to some folks who are not use to that kind of speech. Therefore, please bear with us as we teach the message.

5. A good idea would be to read your Bible along with each verse we have quoted. It is also very important, for the student to look up all the added Bible texts that we have referred to in the message. This will give the reader much added information! Another thing we should mention is that when we copy a verse from the Bible we will change much of the spelling from the archaic king James language to the modern way of spelling, such as... "searcheth to searches, thy to your, standeth to stands, knoweth to knows, maketh to makes, nay to no, bringeth to bring or brings, hath to has or have, saith to says, doeth to does, wherefore to therefore, thee to the, justifieth to justify, helpeth to help, liveth to lives, ever to always and etc." None of this will take away from the true meaning of the original text.

 

The Revived Roman Empire Is Present On The Scene Today

6. No truth is more certain in Bible prophecy than the revival of the old Roman Empire. When our Lord Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament predicting the coming of the Messiah, Rome as an empire was in power. When He comes again, the second time, Rome will once more be in the saddle of world power. For centuries, as Europe was hopelessly divided and embroiled in seemingly endless wars, students of prophecy have stood firm in their conviction that ten nations linked geographically, politically, and religiously within the boundaries of Rome, would be revived in the end- times into a federation of states. This federation, in turn would generate a superman, the Antichrist.

7. According to the New Columbia Encyclopedia, this sprawling union of nations was officially born by the treaty of Rome, March 25, 1957, and its first meeting was held in the Vatican. Six of the present Common Market nations comprising the European Community attended that first historic meeting. Antichrist, who is destined to be the leader of the currently reviving Roman Empire, will formulate a seven year covenant, or treaty, guaranteeing the security of the state of Israel {Daniel 9:27}. This constitutes a major, pivotal axis in prophecy since it inaugurates the Tribulation known to Bible students as "Daniel's 70th week."

8. Noted Christian author, Dr. J. A. Seiss, foresaw the revival of Rome in conjunction with the rise of Babylon from his vantage point in history more than a hundred and forty years ago [1860]. He recorded the following astounding observation in his book, The Apocalypse: "Think for a moment, for there is such a power; a power that is everywhere clamoring for a common code, a common currency, common weights and measures; and which is not likely to be silenced or to stop till it has secured a common center on its own independent basis, whence to dictate to all countries and to exercise its own peculiar rule on all the kings and nations of the earth.

9. That power is COMMERCE; the power of the ephah and the talent ... And when it once comes to that, as there is every prospect that it will, for providence in judgment for the greed and covetousness of men will prosper it ... where on earth is the spot so suited to the purpose as that where the first city this side of the flood was built? There is the great navigable river, emptying out into the open sea, whose waters have every country and island most filled with treasures of the far east. From them there are almost level avenues for lines to Egypt, Smyrna, and Constantinople, connecting with Vienna, Paris, and London ... and which Western Europe in its own defense will presently be compelled to construct. Thus combined without regard to creeds or nationalities in the one great interest of regulating and managing the commerce of the globe, it is easy to see how every feature in the Apocalyptic picture of Babylon would be filled out."

10. The remarkable revival of both Rome and Babylon, according to Dr. J. A. Seiss, would be the product of economic necessity on the part of Western Europe, and the shift of world banking to ancient Babylon. Whether Dr. Seiss is right or not concerning old Babylon we cannot tell until the time comes for this to come to pass. Today we see the impressive rise of the European Community and a vast amount of money from many nations being channeled into the Middle East Arab nations for petroleum. It seems that many of the highly significant predictions made by Dr. Seiss based on Bible prophecy are being dramatically fulfilled.

Although the following publication is several years old, we believe it to be relevant today in the light of ancient Bible prophecies. We quote from an old European Community magazine when only 6 nations belonged [official publication of the Common Market]:

11. "The European Community covers an area one-sixth the size of the United States. Within it live 46 million more people than in the United States. The Community members' combined gross national product [GNP] is one- third smaller than that of the United States. The Community is the world's largest producer of cars and a leading producer of farm goods. [European Community 1974].

12. Naturally, we must remember that since this was written several other nations have become members of the Common Market which makes it much larger and more powerful than was projected in the article we cited. Europe has forged ahead economically while growth in the United States has been hampered and restricted by inflation and government controls. One thing is for sure ... The Common Market we believe will surpass the U.S. For what purpose was the European Community formed? We Quote from an article entitled "Why?" In the same periodical:

13. NO. 1... "To put an end to national prejudice, discrimination, and armed conflict which had culminated in two world wars.

No. 2... To open up the economic frontiers which divided Western Europe into small, protected markets.

No. 3... To harness the constructive energies of the European peoples to improve the quality of life.

No. 4... To make the community a single economic area, promoting social and technological progress and the efficient use of resources in both agriculture and industry.

No. 5... To recover together some of the world influence that Western Europe's separate nations can no longer command alone.

No. 6... To become a strong force for peace and a generous provider of aid to the world's poorer nations.

No. 7... To contribute to world stability and the beginnings of international law and order. [European Community, Feb. 1974]."

14. It goes without saying that the first items are of vital importance, and had they not formed the European Community, these nations of Europe would have persisted as weak and impoverished nations. The European Community was essential for Europe's survival and existence. According to {Daniel Ch. 11}, towards the end of the age, Gentile nations will align into different principal power blocks such as:

15. No. 1... King of the north --- Russia and several of the nations of eastern Europe.

No. 2 ... King of the South --- Several of the African nations.

No. 3 ... Kings of the east --- Populous China and other nations of the Orient.

No. 4 --- King of the West --- The Revived Roman Empire of Western Europe.

16. Along with the various Gentile national confederacies, we should add Israel and single out reviving Babylon ... largely the Arab oil-producing nations of the Middle East . In recent years, world attention has shifted from one of these blocs of nations to another in a series of world crises. The direct product of each such crisis has been to bring the world closer to organizing the world state for the drama of the Tribulation Period and the titanic Battle of Armageddon. Lately, world attention has shifted from the Far East to Western Europe generally and the European Community particularly. Then it has focused on the Middle East and zeroed in on Russia ... each movement fastens the pieces of the prophetic puzzle closer to the final scenario.

17. The time is at hand for the completion of the revived Roman Empire. The prophetic picture concerning the rise of a powerful ten nation alliance towards the end of the age emerging out of the old Roman Empire is triggered in the second Chapter of Daniel. There, King Nebuchadnezzar of ancient Babylon entertained visions of establishing a dynasty that would last, he thought, forever. However, God revealed to him in a dream what the course of the Gentile nations would be until God's own appointed King would descend from Heaven. God's revelation of future history to Nebuchadnezzar took the form of the image. According to this specific prophecy, the head of gold on the metallic colossus represented ancient Babylon.

18. The prophecy also foretold that Babylon would collapse before a two-part empire represented on the colossus by a breast and two arms of silver. Therefore, the conqueror and successor of Babylon proved to be the Medo-Persian Empire. The remarkable prophecy also revealed that Medo-Persia would in turn fall before a third Empire ... the Grecian Empire which rose up and conquered Medo-Persia. Greece later on was consumed by an even more impressive Empire which was characterized by the two legs of iron on the image. This fourth world Gentile Empire is profiled and described in our Bible. Scripture...

19. {V.40} "And the fourth kingdom [Rome] shall be strong as iron: forasmuch [since] as iron breaks in pieces and subdues all things: and as iron that breaks [apart] all these [that follow the dictates of Rome], shall it break in pieces and bruise [crush].

{See Daniel 7:7, 23}.

20. {V.41} And whereas you saw the feet and toes, part of potters' [baked] clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it [some of the firmness] of the strength of the iron, forasmuch [such] as you saw the iron mixed with miry [earthenware] clay.

21. {V.42} And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of [baked potter's] clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly [brittle and] broken.

22. God's Word, in dealing with the future of other nations, reveals that the Roman Empire would be broken up into pieces. But when ten of these pieces which broke off formed into an alliance at the end of the age, then the world would know that the coming of the Messiah to establish His universal kingdom over the whole earth was indeed near.

23. {V:44} And in the days of these [final 10] kings shall the God of Heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and [the sovereignty of] the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break [crush] in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever, {Daniel 2:40-,42, 44}." {See Daniel 7:14-17, 27; Luke 1:31-33; Revelation 11:15; - & - Psalm 22:28}.

 

Church Of The Antichrist

24. An integral part of the revival of the Roman Empire stems from the fact that from the time of the Emperor Constantine [Constantine the Great], a state religion emerged. Every Empire in history was promoted and sustained during its life by a religious concept. Rome for instance, built the Pantheon as a temple for the gods in 27 B.C. When a new province was conquered, the gods of that nation would be installed in the temple of the gods in the form of an idol or image. Rome had severe difficulties in trying to accommodate the Hebrew God since He occupied the heavens rather than a man-made temple. When Jesus the Messiah was born, Rome had already deified their Caesar and crowned him supreme god over all. The Roman Empire assumed the posture of a theocracy in which religion and state were wedded into one through the Caesar.

25. In A.D. 325, through the Council of Nicea, Emperor Constantine merged church and state, and asserted that he was henceforth to be the head of the Church organization. He ascribed to himself an authority he did not have, since Christ alone is Head of His Body, as we read: Scripture...

26. {V.22} "And [He God the Father] has put all things under His feet, and gave Him [Jesus Christ] to be the [universal and supreme] head [ship] over all things to the [Body of Christ], {See Psalm 8:6}.

27. {V.23} Which is His Body the fulness of Him that fills all in all, [for in that Body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fills everything everywhere with Himself], {Ephesians 1:22-23}."

[Christ is the head of the Body of Christ: and He is the Saviour of the Body].

28. Not long after this integration of church and state, the Roman Empire began to disintegrate. For centuries following, the ecclesiastical authority of the empire was vested in a figure called the Pope of Rome while the political authority was vested in figures like the German Caesar, called Kaiser. Alliances and partnerships between emperors and Popes gave birth to the expression Holy Roman Empire. Such alliances were made between Mussolini, of Italy, and the Vatican and later between Hitler and the Vatican, so people began to assert that those dictators might in their view be the Antichrist.

29. The United States as political "godfather" of the European Community has, therefore, traditionally maintained diplomatic relations with the Vatican. It has become fashionable for U.S. Presidents to pay courtesy calls on the reigning pope in Rome. The European magazine Realities reported on the political connection of the Vatican to the European Community as follows:

30. Even more than industrial and banking circles, the Catholic circle of the [EC] countries are prepared to unite their activities on the European scale, for they are backed by the universal church. It should be noted too that the church was very active in bringing about a European union of the ... Common Market Countries. About two-thirds of the population of those countries are of the Catholic religion. The coordination of European Catholics is already taking place ... there is hardly any need to repeat the part which Catholicism plays in the political life of Europe. The Roman Church supports political parties in all Common Market countries. This includes the C.D.U. in Germany, the M.R.P. in France, the Christian Democratic Party in Italy, the Social Christian Party in Belgium, and the People's Catholic Party in the Netherlands.

 

Realities

31. For centuries, the vast majority of Bible scholars have steadfastly believed that the appearing and support of the Antichrist will arise out of the Revived Roman Empire. This indicates that the ruler of the Revived Roman Empire will establish himself above every god as Caesar of ancient Rome did: Scripture...

32. "Neither shall he [the end time Antichrist] regard the God of his fathers, nor [to Jesus Christ, God the Son, nor to] the desire of women [whose desire was to give birth to the Christ Child], nor regard any [other] god: for he shall magnify himself above all, {Daniel 11:37}."

33. Caesar exalted himself above all other gods in the Pantheon. Antichrist will demand no less obeisance and worship when his image is unveiled in the Tribulation Temple! The Apostle Paul elaborates on this: Scripture ...

34. {V.3} "Let no man deceive [or beguile] you by any means [in any way]: for that [Tribulation] day shall not come, except [the apostasy comes first ... that is, unless] there come a [predicted great] falling away first [of those who have become Believers in Christ], and that man of sin [the beast] be revealed, the son of perdition [of doom], {See 1- Timothy 4:1; Revelation 13:1-6; Daniel 7:25; - & - 8:25}.

35. {V.4} Who opposes and exalts himself [so proudly and insolently against, over and] above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sets [on a throne of his own choice] in the Temple of God, showing [and proclaiming to the world concerning] himself that he is God, {2- Thessalonians 2:3-4}." {See also Daniel 11:36-37; - & - Ezekiel 28:2}.

[Antichrist's world church will demand that all nations worship the Antichrist and help him set up his image in the Temple at Jerusalem].

 

The Club Of Rome

36. At the conclusion of the "Times of the Gentiles," Christ will return to establish His universal Kingdom from Heaven, we see this mentioned in the model prayer of {Matthew 6:10}, and the prayer will be literally fulfilled:

"Your [Millennial] Kingdom come. Your will be done in earth as it is in Heaven."

37. Immediately preceding this Millennium, there will be one final huge Gentile empire. ... The "Revived Roman Empire" ruled by Antichrist. In 1957, the club of Rome [the most formidable brains' trust in the world] asserted itself. It is patterned after the ancient Roman Empire. It will be supported by the end-time universal unsaved super-church, [Antichrist's Church].

38. The Club of Rome is a resurrection of the idea of empire, the ancient Roman Empire, and a parody on the Holy Roman Empire. It is an imperial model of the center of civilization distributing its structures into the provinces. The Club of Rome comprises the most distinguished industrialists, bankers and scientists who will engineer a global approach to all the end-time problems, and a new international order custom-designed for the economic, social, political, and religious spheres. Their program was intended to develop under their own control a multi-national cooperative enterprise.

39. The Trilateral Commission amalgamates of North America, Western Europe, and Japan, envisions a universal governmental system. This system is hooked up with a computerized universal financial order that controls and monitors all buying and selling through numbers, as dramatically profiled in other publications. This is singled out in the ominous prediction as follows: Scripture...

" ... no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name, {Revelation 13:17}."

[We will likely refer to this verse several times in this message, so please read on. Remember this, we are only a short time away from the fulfillment of this above prophecy!]

40. In the Book of Daniel, the image that Daniel visualized furnishes a vivid picture of the final empire that will rule a vast portion of the world immediately prior to The Lord's Second Advent. A few decades ago it could not be said that ten different kingdoms represented by "the feet and [ten] toes" of {Daniel 2:41} had emerged. After Greece was officially installed as the tenth member of the European Community, for the first time it could be said: Scripture...

41. " ... That a stone [Christ] ... was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and [baked] clay [of the potter], and brake them to pieces {Daniel 2:34}." {Read 1- Peter 2:3-8}.

42. This stone is described in the same chapter as being " ... cut out [of the mountain] without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold, {Daniel 2:45}. So in one fell stroke the Gentile world empires of Babylonia, Medo-Persia, Greece and any future nation that belongs to the Revived Roman Empire, will be superseded by: Scripture ...

43. " ... the God of Heaven [will] set up a Kingdom, which shall never be destroyed ... it shall ... consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever {Daniel 2:44}."

[The stone in the passage represents Christ, the Messiah]. We read: Scripture...

44. "To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men [men tried the living Stone and then threw it away], but [it was] chosen of God, and precious [in God's sight], {1- Peter 2:4}." {See isaiah 28:16}.

[Christ is the living stone, the foundation and corner stone]: Scripture ...

45. "Therefore also it is contained [and stands] in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a [chosen, honored], chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on Him [who adheres to, trusts in and relies on Christ] shall not be confounded [disappointed or put to shame], {1- Peter 2:6}."

46. The Messiah was not made by human hands, and He will supervene in world affairs at the end of the age by smiting the image of the beast at its base and destroy the Revived Roman Empire. Therefore, the other preceding Gentile empires who have been entwined in it will also collapse at this one stroke.

47. Today we can see the powerful outreach of the Revived Roman Empire far beyond the boundaries of the old Roman Empire. Even non-associated countries are enjoying food aid and a system of generalized preferences for their industrial and some agricultural exports toward the EC. As a single unit, the EC dispatches emergency aid to cope with natural calamities and disasters. From today's news reports, it is not difficult to conclude that the revived Roman Empire is abundantly alive and well. This New World Order is rapidly preparing for its limited destiny of seven years extra-ordinary military, political and economical power, hand in glove with the end-time super church headed up by the false prophet.

 

The Dream ... The President ...

48. The dream of Jean Monnet, father of the Revived Roman Empire, expressed the specific purpose of the European Community as unveiled in his Memoirs: "The essential thing is ... gradually to create among Europeans the broadest common interest, served by common democratic institutions to which the necessary sovereignty has been delegated." The brilliant statesman Sir Winston Churchill had urged in 1945: "We must build a kind of United States of Europe." Those two giants in international statesmanship would be gratified if they were alive today and could witness the extraordinary progress the European Community has made with its many national members.

49. The Community is much more than an international organization of states, it is an institutional framework for the construction of a United Europe. Common European policies, programs, laws and regulations have replaced those of the member states. They now have a common passport, currency, Parliament and the new Euronet on-line information network. This has brought together many independent computerized information services collectively called the Direct Information Access Network for Europe. Everything has been set up for the final world dictator to take over!

50. Euronet provides on-line access to well over a hundred data bases in the field of scientific, technical, social and economic information. All members of the Common Market have entry points to this remarkable operation. It has created a consortium of the many postal and tele-communications administrations to service this one-Europe data bank. What is now missing? The super president who is mentioned as follows: Scripture...

51. " ... shall do according to his will ... exalt himself ... magnify himself ... speak marvelous things against God ... prosper ... honour the god of forces ... divide the land for gain ... at the time of the end ..." {Read Daniel 11:36-40}.

Today we presently have the United States of Europe in the Revived Roman Empire with more countries wishing to join.

 

The Number Of The Beast

52. the number 666 is rapidly becoming man's favorite number. Dr. Mary Stewart Relfe, in her book, states, "When your money fails," made the following observations:

[1] ... World Bank Code Number is 666.

[2] ... Australia's national Bank cards have on them "666."

[3] ... New Credit cards in the U.S.A. are now being assigned the prefix "666."

[4] ... Central computers for Sears, Belks, Pennies, and Montgomery Wards around the world have all their transactions prefixed with "666."

[5] ... Shoes made in European Common Market Countries have stamped on them inside the label "666."

[6] ... Computers made by Lear Siegler have a seal on the side on which is stamped the number "666."

[7] ... IRS Instructions for non-profit Corporation Employee 1979, W-2 Form requires the prefix "666."

[8] ... IRS began to require the prefix "666" on some forms; for example, W-2P, disability is "666.3; for death it is :666.4, etc. as early as 1977.

[9] ... Tanks built by Chrysler Corporation ... have on their sides "666."

[10] ... South Central Bell's new Telco Credit Union Cards require the prefix "666," then the persons social security number.

[11] ... Metric rulers distributed in 1979 throughout the U.S. have in the center the number "666."

[12] ... Tags on 1979 GM cars produced in Flint, Michigan contain the number "666."

[13] ... United States Selective Cards have on them "666."

14] ... Overseas telephone operator number from Israel is "666."

[15] ... Arab-owned vehicles in Jerusalem have license plates prefixed with "666."

[16] ... Record album released by rock group, Black Sabbath, is named "666."

[17] ... The films, Omen 1 and 11 concern themselves with a world dictator and the number "666."

[18] ... IBM Supermarket equipment is prefixed with the number 3-"666."

[19] ... JC Penny began prefixing account numbers in August of 1980, with "666."

[20] ... Master Card began using on their August 1980, statements with "666."

[21] ... Formula for NCR Model 304 Supermarket Computer system is 6 60 6, "666."

The November 25, 1980 edition of the Jerusalem Post carried a large ad announcing a national 666 contest.

Since the 1980's many others have in use "666" as a number for their product.

53. All this indicates that the world is being psychologically prepared to accept 666 as the all encompassing code number of the future. Scripture...

54. {V.16} "And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

55. {V.17} And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

56. {V.18} Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six, {Revelation 13:16-18}."

[Somehow, unknown at the present time, this number will play a most important part in the identification of the Antichrist in a near future day].

57. E. W. Bullinger, in his book "Numbers in Scripture," [pg. 150], has the following to explain concerning the number 6:

58. "It is the number of imperfection; the human number; the number of man as destitute of God, without God, without Christ ... At any rate it is certain that man was created on the sixth day, and thus he has the number six impressed upon him. Moreover, six days were appointed to man for his labour; while the 7th day is associated in sovereignty with the Lord God, as his rest ... The servant was also created on the sixth day. The sixth Commandment relates to the worst sin ... murder. The sixth clause of the Lord's prayer treats of sin. Six is the number stamped on all that is connected with human labour. We see 6 stamped upon man's measures which he uses in his labour and on the time during which he labors. And we see this from the very beginning." End quote.

59. Six, the number of man, is one less then seven, the number that represents God. This indicates that man was created in the likeness of God, because God, is perfect and sinless ... man is imperfect with the ability or will to sin. The Sixth commandment came as a result of Cain's sin of killing his brother. The man who will ultimately claim the number 666 will be the greatest murderer the world has ever known. Jehovah put a mark on Cain after the murder of Able, although Cain's mark was for the purpose of protecting him from those who might possibly kill him later on. Cain's mark also signified that before the Lord, he was a condemned man. {See 1- John 3:12; - & - Jude 11}.

60. Jehovah forbade the children of Israel to mark their bodies. This was pointing forward to the "Great Tribulation Period," when the Hebrews, as well as the rest of mankind, would be called upon to have the "mark of the beast" [the Antichrist ... ] placed on their forehead or on their right hand. Scripture...

61. "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead nor print [or tattoo or allow any computer chips or] any marks upon you: I am the Lord, {Leviticus 19:28}."

62. People of various religions often gashed and mutilated themselves and some still perform this rite today. This has always been an idolatrous practice, as well as a violation of God's command to respect the human body, after all your body was created by the Lord. The word for "marks" used by Moses in the Hebrew language is "Gaaga," meaning a cross mark, or an imprint by means of writing that sinks into the flesh such as a tattoo. Such markings were often representations of the deity worshipped by the bearer of the mark. That 666 mark of Antichrist will indeed be this type of mark was taught by Dr. J. A Seiss in his commentary on Revelation, called "The Apocalypse, page 347, ... And we quote Dr. Seiss ...

63. "The 'mark ' itself is at once a number and a name. The Apostle tells us what it is. As he gives it, it is made up of two Greek characters which stand for the name of Christ, with a third, the figure of a crooked serpent, put between them. This horrid sign must every one receive on one of the most conspicuous parts of the body, cut, stamped, or branded in, there to abide indelibly. No one may either "buy or sell" without this "mark," and all who do receive it - take it upon their bodies the token and seal of their damnation!" Unquote.

64. Dr. Seiss wrote his book on Revelation long before computer chips were in existence. We believe that it will likely be a computer chip that will be placed under the skin of the recipient to act as the mark foretold in the Bible. Just as the mark of Cain was a sign of his condemnation, so the "mark of the Antichrist [beast " will be also ... to all who take it.

65. Sennacherib was the most feared and terrible of all the Assyrian Kings. In about 700- BC. he invaded the northern Kingdom, Israel. All who did not escape he either killed, forced into slavery, or made them intermarry with foreigners. After this, Sennacherib moved against Jerusalem and the southern Kingdom of Judah. The Holy City was miraculously delivered when the Angel of the Lord ["Who was "Jesus Christ" in the new Testament" and Jehovah in the Old], killed 185,000 men of the invading army in one night, Scripture...

66. {V.35} "And it [all] came to pass that night, that the Angel of the Lord [Christ Incarnate] went out, and smote [killed] in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred four-score and five thousand: and when [the rest of the army awakened] they arose early in the morning, [and] behold, [185, 000 in their camp] ... they were all dead corpses, {2- Kings 19:35." Read also V. 36-37}.

67. Herodotus recorded that the Lord used a sudden outbreak of a particularly virulent plague to slay the Assyrians, and the army camp was infected with mice [or rats]. This is the way it may have happened, but we have no proof of it. {See Isaiah 37:36}.

68. One thing for sure ... it doesn't pay to ever pick on the Hebrew people. According to {Revelation Ch. 12}, and many other prophecies, the Antichrist, like Sennacherib, will attempt to annihilate every existing Hebrew on earth and destroy Israel as a nation. The last real battle that will ever take place on this earth will be fought at the end of the great Tribulation Period for the control of Jerusalem. The prophet Zechariah wrote: Scripture...

69. {V.1} "Behold, the day of the Lord comes [is coming], and your spoils [taken from you] shall divided [among the victors] in the midst of you.

70. {V.2} For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the women ravished [raped]; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity [exile], and the residue [rest] of the people shall not be cut off from the city,

71. {V.3} Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle {Zechariah 14:1-3}." {See also Joshua 10:14}. Scripture...

72. {V.2} Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem,

73. {V.3} And in that [Tribulation] day [and also just before the tribulation period begins] I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces [sorely wounded], though all the people of the earth be gathered togather against it {Zechariah 12:2-3}."

74. All the people, in other words... all the nations. This prophecy will be fulfilled during the campaign of Armageddon. Senacherib was a type of Antichrist and his empire. Assyria lasted for 666 years before it was conquered by Babylon [This information is from the book "Numbers in Scripture page 284"]. Nebuchadnezzar the mighty King of Babylon, was another type of the coming man of sin [the future Antichrist] who will command that everyone take his number, and worship him as God, or be killed. Nebuchadnizzar was given control over all the people in his Kingdom, and even the beasts of the field and the birds of the air belonged to him [so he said]. Concerning the "future Antichrist, the one world dictator" the Bible states: Scripture ...

75. {V.7} "And it was given to him to make war with the Saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. {See Daniel 7:21, 25; - & - 12:7}.

[His wish is to destroy every child of God, in other words, all those who will not worship him as a self styled deity].

76. {V.8} And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written [recorded] in the book of life of the Lamb [that was] slain [in sacrifice] from the foundation of the world, {Revelation 13:7-8}."

77. Antichrist, when he appears, will set up an image of himself in the Jerusalem Temple [see part 9 of our message concerning the Temples of God]. All who refuse to worship his image "as God" will have to, if possible hide out, or be killed. Scripture...

78. "And he [the false prophet] had power [also] to give life unto [into] the image of the beast, that the image [statue] of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed, {Revelation 13:15}." {See also Daniel 3:5}.

[i.e; likely a computerized statue similar to one like a large statue of Buddha. This will be just another way to eliminate Believers].

79. The fact is, we find that the number 666 is traced all the way down through the line of men in our Bible. Jerusalem itself was trodden down by the Roman empire exactly 666 years, from the battle of Actium in 31- BC. to the Saracen conquest in A. D. 636 [this knowledge is also from the book, "numbers in Scripture, page 284"]. Nero of Rome was himself a type of Antichrist, he had Christians burned at the stake and many others killed in various ways. And according to tradition, he commanded that the Apostle Paul be beheaded. We read of those who will be murdered during the Tribulation Period as follows: Scripture...

80. "And when He [the Lamb of God] had opened the fifth seal, I saw under [at the foot of] the altar the souls "[psuche, Greek]" of them that were slain [sacrificed, beheaded by the Antichrist and his host of demon possessed followers]... for [adhering to] the Word of God, and for the testimony [witness of Jesus], which they held, {Revelation 6:9}." Scripture...

81. "And I saw thrones, and they that set upon them, and [the authority to act in] judgment [and pass sentence] was given [entrusted] unto them: and I saw the souls of them that [had become martyrs after they] were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for [preaching and testifying by using] the Word of God, and which had not worshipped [or paid homage in any way to] the beast, neither [to] his image, neither had [they] received his mark [name or number] upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ [their Messiah and King] a thousand years, {Revelation 20:4}."

[These who will be beheaded, refer to those Believers who will become martyrs during the Tribulation Period, because they witnessed for Jesus, and they will share the joys of the Millennial Kingdom with Christ].

82. "For the mystery of iniquity [evil and lawlessness --- that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority] does already work [in the world, but it is restrained just until]: only He [God the Holy Spirit] Who lets [restrains] will let [restrain], until he {The Body of Christ] be taken out of the way [Raptured], {2- Thessalonians 2:7}:"

83. This is naturally referring to the end of the Body of Christ age. Whether the reference in the above text alludes to the Holy Spirit leaving this earth before the Tribulation Period begins, or whether this is referring to the Translation of the Body of Christ from off the earth, really makes no difference as far as the revealing of the Antichrist is concerned. One thing is for sure, the identity of the Antichrist and the beginning of the Tribulation Period will not take place before the resurrection of the Body of Christ into Heaven. Those who teach the doctrine of a partial Rapture are not teaching Bible truth.

84. This dreadful "beast" cannot force the number 666 to be placed on mankind until at least three and one half years after Christ's Body of Believers have been resurrected into Heaven! The translation of the Body is foretold in {1- Thessalonians 4:16-18; - & - 1- Corinthians Ch. 15:50 on}. In any event, Satan's attempt to force Nero on the earth's people as the Antichrist failed. But, on the other hand Satan will not fail when the evil one who will definitely come in the near future, makes himself known. The emperor Nero was deserted by his army, his friends, and his court associates, and he committed suicide in the end. Concerning the Antichrist's revived Roman empire: Scripture...

85. "And in the days of these [final ten] kings shall the God of Heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed... [nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people, but it shall break and crush and consume all the kingdoms that have formed against Him under the rule of the Antichrist. And it shall stand for ever] {Daniel 2:44}. " {Read Luke 1:31-33; Daniel 7:14-17; - & - Revelation 11:15}.

86. It is important to note that Satan will not be permitted to force the world to receive the beast as the Antichrist and one world ruler, until the revived Roman Empire is in evidence. There have been many in the past who have tried to bring a one world government into being, but have failed to accomplish that great task. Charlemagne tried to do that at the beginning of the ninth century. ... The Spanish Empire between A. D. 1000 and 1600 A. D. Between 1804 and 1821, Napoleon 1, Emperor of France ... Adolph Hitler of Germany during world war two... And others, All have failed, but the Antichrist will succeed, but only for a short time.

87. As to the number 666, throughout history ... from the time the Roman Catholic Church came into existence during the reign of Constantine, many Church leaders of different denominations have taught that a future pope of Rome will become the Antichrist. Even Martin Luther held to this belief, and even many in the Catholic Church have believed that an anti-pope will become the man of sin. There are several reasons for them to hold to this position.

88. The main ones are the association of the religious system with Antichrist foretold in {Revelation Ch. 17}, and the fact that Rome is symbolically referred to in {Revelation 17:9} as the headquarters of the system. It is well known that one of the crowns the pope wears contain the words "Vicarious Filii Dei " which means "Vicar of the Son of God." In Roman numeral values, the letters add up as follows...

89. V.......5 F......0 D.......500

1.........1 1......1 E........0

C.......PO L.....50 1.......1

A.........O 1.......1 Total 666].

R........O 1......1

1..........1

U..........5

S......... O

90. Scripture, {V.9} "And [another angel] the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship [by paying homage to] the beast and his image [statue], and receives [by his own permission] his [the Antichrist's stamp, inscription, computer chip or] mark [of any kind] in his [own] forehead, or in his hand, [his doom is pronounced],

91. {V.10} The same [person who accepts this mark] shall [have to] drink of the wine of the [indignation and] wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture [undiluted] into the cup of His indignation [anger]; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb;

92. {V.11} And the smoke of their torment [will] ascend up for ever and ever: and they have no rest [no respite ... no pause, no intermission, no peace] day nor night, who worship [or pay homage to] the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name, {Revelation 14:9-11}." {See also Revelation 19:3; - & - Isaiah 34:10}. [Day and night means "unceasingly]."

93. Any framework of a religious system that is left of Christendom after the translation of the Body of Christ will support the Antichrist, and this includes the Roman Catholic Church and apostate Protestantism. As we have stated before, we ourselves have never said that the Catholic pope will be the Antichrist, but likely he will be the "False Prophet who will be over the one world Church system at that time.

94. As we near the end of this present age, we have arrived at a time when systematic governmental numbering has already come into existence and the income tax and Social security systems prove this to be a fact. It seems to this writer that every man woman and child is now being numbered. The whole world is presently doing business with computer codes and what about the check out counters that already have been installed in most outlet stores of every kind. Items you purchase are automatically totaled as they pass over the scanner. A check for items are inserted into the unit, and your bank account number is, at the same time, appraised to see if your check is any good. Debit card computer purchasing and selling on computers is a large business at the present time. By this method, your bank account has likely already been tapped several times.

95. Should the funds for commodities you have purchased not be available in the bank, then the purchase is automatically canceled. The perfect solution to the growing computerized cashless society, is to have a personal identifying mark, or number imprinted somewhere on the body. Or, a computer chip placed in the back of your hand or under the skin of your forehead would seem to be an important step in the right direction, or would it? The Antichrist system will have a machine built that will talk, commanding everyone in the world to take the "Mark of the beast."

96. World computer networks are being set up whereby commands could be directed to any person on earth via data banks. The modern computer, with its accompanying systems, already has the capability to fulfill the prophecy of {Revelation Ch. 13} that through the image of the beast, all the world will be commanded to work, buy, and sell by mark or number. The Lord made clear that: in the last days: Scripture ...

97. {V.13} "... he that shall endure [overcome] to the end [of the Tribulation Period], the same shall be saved [that is, "delivered into Christ's Kingdom," if they have become Christians by that time].

98. Here Jesus was referring to those future last days when Believers will be called upon to receive the "mark of the beast" or be killed. Then He continued, Scripture ...

99. {V.14} "And this Gospel of the [Millennial] Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations [by the 144 thousand Hebrew witness, and others during the Beast's reign;] and then shall the end [of the 7 year Tribulation Period] come {Matthew 24:13-14}." Scripture...

100. "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of Heaven [in the atmosphere of this earth] having the everlasting Gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth [during the Tribulation Period] and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, {Revelation 14:6}. [There are 3 Heavens, the atmosphere of this earth is the first Heaven].

101. [Everlasting Gospel to be preached. God's last call of grace to the world before the return of Christ to judge the world. {See Matthew 25:31-46}. The angel's ministry to the nations will be the last call to salvation. The message is to "turn or burn," repent or die. This is mankind's last opportunity to receive Messiah as Saviour].

102. This was declaring a warning to Israel concerning the Tribulation Period. Three chapters in the new Testament are devoted to the explicit warnings by Jesus to Israel. Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. This does not refer to the Body of Christ in any form! Scripture states... "Let them that be in Judea" not in the United States! Why does Jehovah allow this for Israel?

103. {V.17} Scripture, " ... Thus says the Lord God; I will even gather you [Israelites out of the nations of the World] from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you [back] the land of Israel ...

104. {V.19} And I will give them [Hebrew Believers] one heart [mind], and I will put a new spirit within you [them]; and I will take the stony [unnaturally hardened] heart [mind] out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh [a mind that is sensitive and responsive to the touch love and unselfishness of their Lord], {See Ezekiel 18:31; 36:26; 2- Corinthians 3:3; - & - Ephesians 4:22}.

105. {V.20} That they may walk in My statutes, and keep My ordinances, and do them: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, {Ezekiel 11:17, 19 - 20}."

106. Israel will be a very stunned nation when the Body of Christ disappears in the Resurrection of the Just. That will be one reason for the beginning of the conversion process whereby the blindness of Israel that Paul refers to is removed from the nation.

107. Scripture, "For I would not, brethren, that you shall be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in {Romans 11:25}."

[Another way to read this text is as follows: "In case you remain self-opinionated ... I do not want you to miss this hidden truth and mystery, brethren: a hardening insensibility has temporarily befallen a part of Israel to last until the full number of the ingathering of the Gentiles has come in]."

108. The statement in this text refers to the completion of the Body of Christ and its sudden departure in the Rapture into Heaven. When this blindness of the Israelites concerning Christ as being the promised Messiah to the Hebrew Nation has been taken away, we believe that - that will be the time when Russia and her allies will invade Israel. Scripture teaches that Michael the arch Angel, who is Israel's guardian Angel, will stand up for the nation of Israel against all odds. (See Daniel 12:1}.

109. When Israel sees the miracle of her deliverance then she will know that God is protecting a remnant of her people. This time will be replete with miracles even as it was in Old Testament times. All of this will reassure the Hebrew Nation and prepare her to accept Christ as her Messiah and Bridegroom. Scripture...

110. {V.9} "And it shall come to pass in that [last] day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

111. {V.10} And I will pour [out] upon he house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications [unmerited favor]: and they shall look [earnestly] upon Me Whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him {Christ Jesus], as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born. {See John 19:37; - & - Revelation 1:7}.

112. {V.11} In that day {Tribulation Period] shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrim'mon in the valley of Megid'don [over beloved King Josiah, who was mortally wounded at thirty-nine, and for whom the people's grief was extraordinarily deep. Like that will be the mourning of Israel, when they recognize as their once crucified Messiah, Him Who has come to reign]. {See 2- Chronicles 35:22-25; - & - Lamentations 4:20}.

[Israel mourns because of their past rejection of Christ their Messiah].

113. {V.12} And the land shall mourn, every family apart ... " " {Zechariah 12:9-12}."

114. Israel will become a nation of Priests and a Holy Nation during the Millennium, {See Isaiah 61:6; Exodus 19:6, - & - 40:15}. When God's act of purification and discipline brings forth the spiritual fruits in redeemed Israel, she shall realize her special place during Christ's Millennial Reign: Scripture...

115. {V.4} "You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles wings, and brought you unto Myself.

116. {V.5} Now therefore, if you will obey My voice indeed [in truth], and keep My covenant, then you shall be a peculiar [protected] treasure to Me [from among and] above all people: for all the earth is mine:

117. {V.6} And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation, these are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel, {Exodus 19:4-6}." Scripture...

118. {V.2} And it shall come to pass in the last days [during the Millennial reign of Christ], that the mountain of the Lord's house ["Temple,"]. shall be [firmly] established in the top of the [highest of the] mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow into it.. {Read Ezekiel Ch. 47 - & - 48; - & - Zechariah Ch. 14}.

119. {V.3} And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob [Israel]; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law [and instructions], and the Word of the Lord from [the earthly] Jerusalem {Isaiah 2:2-3}."

120. Dr. Webber said the following concerning the last days: "What is happening? What does it all mean? Why in this glorious space age of science and knowledge are more people more unashamedly, actively and aggressively following the Devil and fighting for his cause? The answer lies in the fact that within the universe two kingdoms are locked in supernatural conflict for the purpose of ruling over this planet earth. One is the "Kingdom of Darkness" and the other is the Kingdom of Heaven."

121. There is an unseen world, a world our hands cannot touch, our eyes cannot see, and our ears cannot hear. In this unseen world a battle is taking place --- a battle between the Lord and Satan. Just because we cannot see or hear the combatants therein, does not mean they are not there. Jesus explained to Nicodemus that he couldn't see the wind, yet he knew that it was there because he could feel it on his cheeks and see it blow against the trees. Likewise, as we cannot see all the outward manifestations of the war between Satan and the Lord, we should be aware that they are real and are taking place right now.

122. According to {Revelation Ch. 12}, the day is approaching very rapidly when the Devil himself and all his demonic hordes will be cast down to this earth. By the increase of spirit activity today, we know that this day spoken of by God is presently at hand. If anyone finds it difficult to accept the literal existence of the spiritual warfare going on around us, let them consider this:

123. {V.39} Scripture, "All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

124. {V.40} There are also celestial [Heavenly] bodies [Sun, Moon and Stars] and [there are] terrestrial: [earthly] bodies [of men, animals and plants] but the [beauty and] glory of the celestial [Heavenly bodies] is [of] one [kind], and the glory [and beauty] of the terrestrial [earthly bodies] is another [different kind], {1- Corinthians 15:39-40}."

125. The Bible informs us that part of the celestial life serves God, and part of it serves Satan. The ambition of the Devil remains to exalt his throne [of the kingdom of darkness] over the throne of the true Godhead [the Kingdom of Heaven]. The agents of the Devil are evil spirits, "fallen angels and demons," [and we just as well include human beings whom are unsaved and are possessed by demons and on their way to a suffering Hell. This may sound unfair, but, Christ stated that you are either for Him or against Him. If you are against Him, then you are on Satan's side and unsaved! Paul made this drastic statement]: Scripture...

126. {V.1} "Now the {Holy] Spirit speaks expressly [and distinctly], that in the latter times some shall depart [and turn away] from the faith, giving heed [attention] to seducing [and deluding demon] spirits, and doctrines of Devils [Demonic entities]:

127. [Satan's doctrine exalts self and directs in the way of Cain, or self-promoted righteousness wholly independent of God. Paul returns to attack on heresy. False teaching is inspired by demons and promulgated by men speaking lies in hypocrisy ("speaking" is masculine, referring to men). ... [The Christian should live affirmatively, neither renouncing the world for a life of self-denial nor plunging into indulgence]. {Read Vs. 1- through- 5}.

128. {V.2} Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared [cauterized] with a hot iron, {1- Timothy 4:1-2}."

129. One of the most effective and diligent servants of Satan is a demon, and demon possession abounds in our day. Perhaps no one knows for sure where Demons originally came from, but many believe that they resulted from the intermarriage of the wicked angels and flesh and blood woman such as those spoken of in {Genesis Ch. 6}. The sons of God [created beings] who married women are clearly indicated to have been wicked angels from the Hebrew text, and Josephus and other Hebrew scholars interpret them to have appeared in this way. Time magazine said of demons...

130. "One story, based... on the Book of Enoch [and brief mention in Genesis, Jude and 11-Peter], told of an angelic race of watchers' who were tempted to have intercourse with terrestrial women, and sired a race of giants. The giants died in internecine battle, but their bodies gave forth demonic spirits that prowled the world doing evil." At the end of our message we will mention this again in our discussion.

131. Regardless of their origin, the Bible tells us that Demons desire a body and demon possession in our day is raging. Book after book is coming off the press containing testimonies of Demon possession in our day, and some churches, even the older denominations, are hiring exorcists to cast out demons as a part of their evangelism program. Throughout the history of mankind, dating back before the flood, the existence of "illumined ones," the followers of Lucifer [the bright and Shinning One] can be traced. Their goal has never varied: the bringing of all nations into one common political one world government and religious brotherhood to worship Lucifer.

132. The changing of agents of darkness into angels of light {2- Corinthians 11:14}, has always been their chief mode of operations. In other words, Satan's masterful deception is to appear in the guise of an angel of light. These teachers, Satan's servants appear as preachers of righteousness and preach a false doctrine. On May 1,1776, Adam Weishaupt, a professor at Ingolstadt University, revived the master occult organization to become a catalyst for a great one-world push. The organization was named "The Order of the Illuminati," and agents from the Illuminati soon began infiltrating the Churches. Adam Weishaupt wrote:

133. "These good folk swell our numbers and fill our money box. Set yourselves to work; these gentlemen must be made to nibble at the bait. But this sort of people must always be made to believe that the grade they have reached is the last... The most wonderful thing of all is that the distinguished Lutheran and Calvinist theologians who belong to our order really believe that they see in it the true and genuine sense of the Christian religion! O, mortal man, is there anything that you cannot be made to believe?"

134. The Illuminati in the modern era is even now being promoted by the National Council of Churches, the world Council of Churches, and the Roman Catholic Church. It is used by those who teach humanism to bring forth a radical social change and a new world order. In the new world order it is taught that sin will be defined as resisting the will of the state, or the will of the world president, and the world constitution sets forth the manner in which this world ruler is to be chosen. This introduction to the world Constitution defines the Hell of fundamental Protestants as a "scandal," but those world planners say the new order will have its own Hell to punish sinners.

135. The word "arcane" means mystical, or of the occult. The present high priestess of Lucis Trust, Mary Bailey, speaks extensively in the United Sates and abroad. The spiritual nature of this organization is revealed by its name. Lucis, which is short for Lucifer, The original name of the group. Edith Kermit Rossevelt in an article dated Oct. 21, 1962 in connecting the Lucis Trust with the Temple of understanding, wrote, "The International Lucis Trust network, which has substantial financial backing, regularly holds 'full moon Meditation Meetings' at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to promote UNESCO and the "New world Religion."

136. The formula outlined by the Lucis Trust is bending even the constitution to fit into its prescribed pattern, excluding Christ. The Trust is recognized favorably by the UN as a valid non-governmental organization whose polished representatives logically take part in UN activities worldwide. The persuasive and powerful promotion of a one World Government [excluding Christ] is seen as the only cure for an ailing planet. Lucis Trust states that Jesus and the Christ are not one and the same person. Christ ask Peter ...

137. Scripture, " ... Whom say you that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God, {Matthew 16:16}." {See John 1:1}.

[Lucis Trust says no one will know for a while just who Christ is when He appears], yet we read: Scripture...

138. "For as the lightening [flashes and] comes out of the east, and shines [and is seen] even [as far] unto the [far] west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be, {Matthew 24:27}."

139. Lucis Trust says, "Christ will appear with brotherly love for all men, with a peace program, and a world reconstruction plan." But concerning Christ's return: Scripture...

140. {V.7} "And to [recompense] you who are troubled [who are so distressed and afflicted by granting you relief and] rest [along] with us [your fellow sufferers], when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Heaven [at His second Coming] with the mighty angels,

141. {V.8} In flaming fire [to deal out retribution... chastisement and] taking vengeance on them that know not God, and [upon those] that [ignore and refuse to] obey [and] not [to heed in any way] the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, {2- Thessalonians 1:7-8}."

142. This catalyst spirit agency that works between religious groups and the UN through the power of the so called Illumined minds to bring in a world government is not heralding the return of Christ, but rather, the appearing of Antichrist. All forces in the world today promoting a one world government and a one world religion are working for the same goal: to weaken the nations and bring them to that day mentioned as follows: Scripture...

143. {V.4} "And they [fell down and did homage and] worshipped the dragon [Satan] which gave [all his dominion] power [and authority] unto the beast: And they [praised and] worshipped the beast, saying, who is like unto the beast [who can match him]? who is able to make war with him?

144. [The beast's wound is mentioned 3 times in {Vs = 3, 12 - & - 14}, which produces death. Some folks think that Judas will be the Antichrist who is called the "son of perdition, since only he and the Antichrist are called this, {see John 17:12; 2-Thessalonians 2:3; - & - Psalm 41:9. Read also Psalm 109:6-18; - & - Acts 1:16; 20; - & - 25}. When the beast is restored to life, he is worshipped as God, this will be a counterfeit ... false type of the resurrection of Christ. {See Matthew 12:39-40}, The beast certainly will not stay 3 nights and 3 days in the heart of the earth as Christ did! The beast proclaims himself as God and will sit in the Temple at Jerusalem acting out the part of the God of Israel, {2- Thessalonians 2:4; - & - Matthew 24:15}. It is believed that Millions who previously would not believe in him, now begin to worship him.

145. {V.7} And it was given unto him [great power] to make war with the Saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him [to extend his authority] over all kindreds [tribes], and tongues, and nations.

146. {V.8} 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 13:4,7-8}."

[The prophetic Word speaks of a great evil that will come to pass at the end of this present age]. Scripture...

147. {V.1} "Now we beseech you , brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering togather unto Him,

148. [By the coming of our Lord Jesus. I.e; concerning, or in the interest of the truth concerning, the Lord's coming. Paul denies the teaching, ascribed to him, that the day of the Lord had already begun, our gathering together, which was a referrence to the Rapture of the Body of Christ. {See 1- Thessalonians 4:16-17}.

149. {V.2} that you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. OK.

150. [In the above verse, "shaken in mind" means to be = excited, to be violently disturbed. The Thessalonians were being greatly disturbed by false teaching concerning future events, and Paul seeks to bring them back to true doctrine and proper living, {Read Ch. 3:6-16}. [This false teaching was a lie prophesied by a false prophet], by word, some spoken teaching, and by letter as from us [some written communication purporting to come from Paul]. The source of this teaching is not given. The words "day of Christ" in {V. 2}, in better manuscripts read "day of the Lord," is at hand}.

151. {V.3} Let no man deceive you by any means: For that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

152. [Even though the Holy Spirit leaves the earth with His Saints at the Rapture, He is still present because He is always omnipresent]. The words "Falling away," or apostasy, refers to an aggressive and climactic revolt against God which will prepare the way for the appearance of the man of sin {See 1- Timothy 4:1-5; 2- Timothy 3:1-5; - & - John 17:12}. Man of sin literally means "man of lawlessness." While it is true that the forces of lawlessness were at work in Paul's time and are at work today, [note {V.7}, the mystery of iniquity does already work}, the man of lawlessness [also called that Wicked in {V.8}, literally ; the lawless one] is an individual of the future who will come to power during the Tribulation Period. John also recognized the presence of many antichrists [people who were against Christ], in his own time {See 1- John 2:18} as well as the coming of one great Antichrist in the future, {Revelation 11:7; - & - 13:1-10}.

153. {V.4} Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sets in the temple of God, Showing himself that he is God.

154. When Christ was translated up to the Father in Heaven {Acts 1:2,10,11}. The Holy Spirit came down, but when the Holy Spirit Raptures Christ's Body of Saints, Christ will begin to judge the world during the tribulation, {Revelation Ch. 4 on}. It must be understood that the whole 7 years of tribulation will be a time of judgment on all Christ rejectors. At the midpoint of the 7 Years tribulation, the Antichrist will desecrate the rebuilt Hebrew temple in Jerusalem by placing himself there to be worshipped by the population of the whole world. This will be the climax of man's great sin of self-deification, in open defiance of the true God.

155. {V.5} Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

[The Tribulation Period cannot come as long as the Body of Christ is present with the Holy Spirit indwelling each member of it].

156. {V.6} And now you know what withholds that he might be revealed in His time.

[Since the Holy Spirit is omnipresent, only His restraining influence over sin is removed during the Tribulation Period. Many believe that the restrainer is the Body of Christ while the person that withholds is the Holy Spirit dwelling in each member of the Body of Christ].

157. {V.7} For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets will let, until he [the Body of Christ, "masculine gender]," be taken out of the away.

158. [The Body of Christ is Positively, never in the feminine gender, it is always in the masculine gender! The words "He who now let will let," means ... "He who now restrains will restrain." The Antichrist is now being held back by a restrainer, who do you suppose that restrainer is? Is it the Body of Christ? Is it Israel, or perhaps the Holy Spirit of God?]. [Read our 9 part message, "The Bride and Body of Christ].

159. {V.8} And then shall that wicked [Antichrist] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth [see Job 12:10}, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming:

160. [Paul's argument is that: The day of the Lord [Tribulation Period] will not begin until the Antichrist is revealed {V.3}; the Antichrist cannot begin to act until the restrainer is removed [V.7}; since the restrainer has not yet been removed, the Thessalonians could be certain that the day of the Lord had not yet arrived, regardless of what the false teachers were teaching.

161. {V.9} Even him [the beast], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders ...

{2- Thessalonians 2:1-9}."

162. [V.11}, mentions "strong delusion," Folks will be more prone to believe the beast's lies- then to accept truth. falsity will be the order of the day and truth will be a difficult commodity to obtain. {Read- V.10 - & - 12 also}.

163. Webster's dictionary states, that the definition of the word "Mystery," from the Greek is "mysterion," referring to the secret worship of a deity." Iniquity means absolute lawlessness, and as pertaining to Scripture, against every Word of God. Thus, the mystery of iniquity refers to a future time on this earth, when the nations will worship a mysterious being, possibly half man and half spirit. This wicked thing will oppose everything that is of God, or kill every one who names the name of God's Son, Jesus Christ. The fulfillment of this prophecy is as follows: Scripture...

164. "And he opened his mouth in blasphemy [slanders] against God, to blaspheme His name, and His Tabernacle [Holy place], and [even slandering] them that dwell in Heaven, {Revelation 13:6} ."

165. [After Satan is cast to the earth with his wicked angels, they will never again be able to re-enter the heavenlies, he will then completely control the Antichrist]. Jesus Christ and the Old Testament prophets said that in the last days [Tribulation Period] there would be signs in the heavens. We read: Scripture ...

166. {V.30} "And I will show [signs and] wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars [columns] of smoke.

167 . {V.31} The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come, {Joel 2:30-31}." {See Isaiah 13:6; 24:21-23; Ezekiel 32:7-8; - & - Revelation 6:12-17}. Jesus stated: Scripture ...

168. " ... After the Tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, {Matthew 24:29}."

169. Scripture, " ... the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days [concentrated into one], in the day that the Lord binds up the breach [hurt] of His people, and heals the stroke of their wound [inflicted by Him because of their sins], {Isaiah 30:26}." Isaiah's prophecy corresponds with the following:

170. {V.8} Scripture "And the fourth angel poured out [by emptying] out his vial [bowl] upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire [a fierce glowing heat].

171. {V.9} And men [world wide] were scorched with great heat, and [they reviled and] blasphemed [cursed] the name of God, which has power [and control] over these plagues: and they repented not [they felt no regret, contrition and compunction for their way-word-ness] to give Him [the Lord any] glory, {Revelation 16:8-9}."

{See V.11; - & - 9:21; their hearts (minds) were hardened, see also Jeremiah 17:9; - & - Romans 11:26-28}.

172. During the Tribulation Period, suffering will be much more horrible then we can ever imagine. At this very minute the time is very close to being fulfilled when the trouble period of tribulation will begin. When the Lord began His ministry at the age of 30, He taught that the Kingdom [thousand year earthly Reign of Christ] was at hand. It would take place on this earth when Israel would accept Christ as their Messiah and Lord. Naturally Christ knew the future as He knew the past, because He as God was the Lord of both.

173. But as we are aware, and as we have already before stated, the Hebrew nation as a whole rejected Jesus as their Messiah, and therefore, they were set aside as a nation until the end of the Hebrew age. Naturally, the question will be ask , "when does the Hebrew age end?" When Israel was set aside in A.D. 70, that was not their end! Blindness came upon them at that time, and we mean that they became blind to the fact that "Christ had came as their real Messiah," and until they realize that He still is their Messiah they will remain blind. So, for the last 2000 Years, Israel has been in that blind condition and will remain so until the Resurrection of the Body of Christ from off this earth.

174. We have made very clear in our message concerning the "Seventy Weeks of Daniel" of what all of this adds up to, and the final end of Israel's age! The reader should read that message, we believe that it contains the greatest prophecy for Israel foretold in our Bible. Between A.D. 70 and the Rapture of the Body of Christ is a 2000 year parenthesis, after the Rapture, the last seven years of Israel's age will take place. The last 7 Years will be the dreadful Tribulation Period, and after its end the return of Jesus Christ.

175. The following must be understood ... when we have been Resurrected into Heaven, the Hebrews eyes will be opened and they will realize that Christ is their real Messiah. A huge remnant of the Hebrews will become Believers, saved to Christ, and will make themselves ready to meet their Bridegroom at His return to the earth. For a much better understanding of this truth, again we repeat, please read what we have written in our nine part messages concerning the "Bride of Christ." All of this is explained in those messages.

176. As we have tried to make clear ... the last three and one half years of the Tribulation Period will be the most horrible gruesome time on this earth that has ever taken place! Everybody will be compelled to receive the "mark ," or they will not be able to buy or sell anything! Those who refuse the mark will be considered outcast and traitors and it will be legal by law to execute them just as it was legal in Germany during Hitler's holocaust to execute the Jews. But, at that time, only Germany and in many cases Japan executed millions of people. But, during the Tribulation Period it will take place world wide with hardly any place to hide, and no country to run to for protection. The atrocities laid to the Japanese is usually ignored by writers, but they were in many cases worse than the Germans.

177. In 1937 when the Japanese soldiers took over Nanking China, in that city alone they took woman from the age of 90 down to 7 year old girls and raped them. The soldiers roamed the streets looking for every woman they could find. Those under 7 who they decided were to young to rape they hacked to death with swords. Over 80,000 woman were raped and then killed by these invaders. Altogether in that city, over 300,000 people were murdered.

178. Many pregnant woman were raped and then slit open and their unborn babes ripped out of their stomach and hacked to pieces. Solders made bets on the number of people each man could behead in a certain period of tome. After the mutilations they said that a dead person could not tell what they had done. After the war, many of the German people were ashamed, but the Japanese bragged about what they had done and laughingly took pictures of their crimes which are still in existence today. The soldiers who committed those crimes were actually worshipped by the Japanese people in mainland Japan. As to the mark of the beast ...

179. According to the Word of God, everyone who does take the mark , will be selling their souls to the Devil. For never can anyone with the mark ... 'ever' enter into Heaven! {Read Revelation Ch. 17, especially verses 12 - & - 13}. The Bible states that the revived Roman empire consisting of ten or more heads of government, will give all their power and strength to one super dictator. It is this super- dictator whose name or mark will be accepted by the largest percentage of the human race. This may not be so but this writer believes that likely 90 or more percent of the world's people will accept this mark and that the majority of the population will be far more concerned about their being able to "buy or sell" then they will be about their soul's welfare, naturally your guess is as good as this writers!

180. Scripture explains that the European Common Market will become the Revived Roman Empire, and that the leader of the Empire is to become the great dictator over the future One World Government. To receive the 'mark ' of this dictator will mean that the recipient of the mark will renounce the true God and accept the flesh and blood dictator, and they will worship him as their God. The Bible states that: "He that saves his life shall lose it," in those horrible times. That means, that those who have received the mark in order to work , buy food or sell anything, will "lose their souls," for it will be a sell-out to Satan and the Antichrist.

181. Scripture further states, "He that loses his life shall save it," which means that the person who chooses to become a Believer in the Lord Jesus, and chooses to be put to death rather then to receive this cruel mark , will lose his physical life, but will save his soul. A great many of the marks in this world, especially since World War Two, are forerunners of the coming mark of the beast: For example, Russia's Hammer and Sickle, Mussolini 's Fascist emblem, Hitler's Swastika, and Roosevelt's "Blue Eagle."

182. Already we can see the number system in evidence - social security, rationing, priorities, credit cards of all kinds, computer bar-codes that is practically on everything one buys today, drivers license, army serial numbers, and we can go on and on. There are many things that you cannot buy, sell or use right now at this very time without a permit or a licence to do so.

183. Very soon now, the time is just around the corner when a law will come into being that will force an "International Name, Number, and a mark on the world's population." We also believe that a small scanning device will be carried by practically every person to scan bar codes, and many other things such as a computer chip that will have been placed under the skin of human beings!

184. What will it mean to receive the mark? It will mean that you can then have a part in the world's trade and commerce for a few months. But when the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquities, {Isaiah 26:20-21}, it will mean that you will fall into the hands of an angry God. Read this text again: Scripture ...

185. {V.9} "And the third angel followed them saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and RECEIVE HIS MARK in his forehead, or in his hand,

186. {V.10} The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presents of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

187. {V.11} And the smoke of their torment [will] ascend up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worships the beast [the Antichrist] and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name, {Revelation 14:9-11}."

188. If the reader is still on this earth at that time, and they try to force any mark on you, for they definitely will try to, you will be a thousand million times better off to let them take your life, no matter how they do it, than to receive this soul- destroying mark .

189. Please remember the following: Scripture ...

"The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God, {Psalm 9:17}." {See also Revelation 20:11-15}, which concerns the wicked of this world. [What do you the reader think of all this?]

190. Concerning demons, when we wrote our message about the giants of the Old Testament and where they came from, we pointed out the fact that they were fathered by wicked angels. [And you can read about these giants on our web page on internet]. This meant that Angels, in the same way as flesh and blood men were created to look like men of our own day, and do have the power to procreate, in other words, to produce children after taking a human wife. This was what happened during the time Noah lived on the earth before the flood, and also even during King David's life time.

191. Ninety nine and nine tenths of Ministers have always taught that wicked Angels after turning away from God, became the demons that are spoken of in the Bible. Now, if this were so, then that would mean that since the wicked Angels in Old Testament times had the power to procreate, then demons, if they are wicked Angels, have the same power to do so! But, have you as a Believer ever known of this to take place? Have you ever seen a nine or ten foot giant? This writer after being a Minister for over 50 years has never seen one!

192. Further more, we have never read from the Bible where wicked Angels have ever been called a demon, nor have we read where a demon was ever called an Angel. Have you? Nevertheless, we have read where wicked Angels were called "sons of God" in the Old Testament.

Read {Genesis 6:2}. Angels are also called "spirits beings" {Psalm 104:4; - & - Hebrews 1:7}. They are unclean spirits, see {Leviticus 20:27; Numbers 5:14; 14:21; Judges 9:23; 1- Samuel 16:14,15,16,23; 28:7-8; 1- Kings 10:22-24;

1- Chronicles 5:26; 10:13; 2- Chronicles 18:20; Zechariah 13:2; Matthew 12:43; Mark 1:23; 9:17,20-26; - & - 14:38}.

193. The Prince of the Kingdom of Persia would had to have been a wicked Angel, see {Daniel 10:13, and also verse 20}. We read about evil Angels in {Psalm 78:49}. We as Christians are going to judge wicked Angels, see {1- Corinthians 6:3}. Scripture speaks of the Devil and his Angels, {Matthew 25:41}. Wicked Angels shall not be spared from hell, {2- Peter 2:4}. Jude tells us about the wicked Angels [not demons] who did not keep their first estate {V.6}.

194. Some of the wicked Angels during the Tribulation Period will be bound up, {Revelation 9:14-15}. Scripture speaks expressly, that there are both good and bad Angels, see {Revelation 12:7,9}. But where can you possible find a Bible text about good and bad demons? Enough said about the demons who are all bad, you as a Bible student will have to make up your own mind about this study.

195. In order to be positive of your own Salvation, we would ask you to "Please" read and pray the following prayer and if you really mean in your heart [mind] what you have read and if you have spoken these words in this prayer with a contrite mind to God the Father, at the end of the prayer you will have become a Child of God!

 

The Sinners Prayer

196. Heavenly Father, I know that I'm a lost sinner and that I cannot save myself by good works. I believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son Who came down from Heaven and took on a human body of flesh and was born of the Virgin Mary. I believe that Jesus shed His blood on the cross of Calvary and died paying the price for my sins with His death so that I can receive salvation because and through His sacrifice.

believe that after Christ's sacrifice and death, He arose from the tomb after three literal days and nights. That Jesus ascended into the third Heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father. I believe that Jesus will return for all Saints who belong to the Body of Christ, according to His own promise!

I know that I have been up to this time a lost sinner and deserved to go to hell. So I beseech you Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit at this very moment into my Heart and save me for Jesus Christ sake as has been promised me by Your Holy Word. I am receiving Jesus Christ at this very moment as my personal Saviour, my Lord and as my only blessed hope for salvation. Thank You Lord for now I am saved by Your wonderful grace. Amen!

Scripture ...

197. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved, {John 3:16-17}."

198. "For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast, {Ephesians 2:8-9}."

199. "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love Him. But God has revealed them to us by His [Holy] Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, yes the deep things of God, {1- Corinthians 2:9-10}."

 

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