Wednesday, December 9, 2015
7. It is clear from the scriptures that the influence and power of both the United States and the RCC will force people to worship the anti-Christ.
What is missing is the power that is behind these beasts which is not human power but demonic power.
When all these things are happening , EPH 6:12 is still a reality and the main power behind the functions of the two beasts.
EPH 6:12 Because our struggle is not against blood [people’s souls] and flesh [their old sin nature], but against the rulers [these are the archons like Abaddon and Beelzebub],
against the powers [demon officers who have phenomenal authority], against the world forces of this darkness [kosmokratoras meaning demons who specialize in possessing or influencing the cosmos or world rulers]
against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places or against the spiritual forces of evil in the atmosphere around the earth, the stellar universe and in the presence of God.
We cannot get so occupied with the human weapons and vessels that are being used by Satan and the kingdom of darkness and take your eyes off the true enemy.
Rev 12 = we are told that it is a time when Satan and all his angels are kicked out of heaven forever.
The tribulation period is called the devil’s “short time.”
Satan will perform signs and wonders and miracles to deceive those who are alive on the earth at that time.
MAT 12:39 “An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign shall be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet;”
2TH 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work only he who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way [Rapture].
2TH 2:8 And then that lawless one [the anti-Christ] will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; – Second Coming
2TH 2:9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,
Image = the Greek noun eikon which means an idol, a statue, a representation, here we go again with the principle of counterfeiting.
The Antichrist will forbid and abolish all religious worship, declaring himself God and requiring worship of himself, with suppression, persecution, and even death to all who won’t bow to him.
Then the real fearful part of the Tribulation Period, the last three and a half years will begin.
When the statue or idol which is set up in the Jewish temple comes alive then this Abomination of Desolation introduces the Great
Tribulation period, the second three and a half years of the Antichrist’s reign.
When you see it standing there, you’ll know the Tribulation has begun.When you see come alive, you’ll know that the worse time in all of human history is about to begin.
Daniel 12:11 says that “the Abomination of Desolation is “SET UP.” He places it, he sets it up and it stands there, so it’s some kind of standing object.
In the 13th chapter of Revelation we find out that it’s an image of the Antichrist himself.
Why does it say that the image might even speak?It says it because it was just an idol or a statue that had now come alive!
GEN 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
What did TLJC do?He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, GEN 2:7.
How does the statue or the idol called the abomination of desolation come alive?
The Image of the Beast will be able to not only speak, but also kill—or cause individuals to be killed somehow.
It will be the ultimate in idolatry: Man worshiping an abominable demon-possessed idol that desolates the world.
The key to understanding this is the fact that the image is related to demons and therefore a sign of demonic power.
The image of the beast refers to the statue that the anti-Christ sets up.
Daniel 11:31“>DAN 11:31 “And forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation. – which is a statue representing Satan and the anti-Christ.
In EZR 9:1-4 it is referred to as a “motionless abomination” or an “appalling abomination”.
According to 1 Maccabees 1:54, the abomination that Daniel mentioned was actually erected on the altar of burnt offering.
This statue known as the abomination of desolation is said to be standing, MAT 24:15.
MAT 24:15 “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
A. The activity of terrorism.B. Riots and escalating crime and evil.C. Drug wars.D. A major economic crash.E. AIDS and other epidemics.
F. Nuclear threats from radical nations.G. Political corruption.H. Gross miscarriage of justice by the courts.I. Welfare abuse.J. Increasing taxes.
K. Pornography and sickening immorality.L. Appalling global disasters.M. Radical “special interest” groups who try and use their money to gain power and influence.N. Civil war within the nation
The issue is — “Where are you?”Or — “Where do you stand?”