The Son of Perdition
Since authority over the world will be given to him for the last 3.5 years of the 70th Week, his actions will affect every person living on the earth at that time. With the opening of the fifth seal, no one on earth will be able to buy or sell without taking his mark (Rev. 13:16,17) and he will wage war against Christians and Jews and they will suffer severe persecution at his hands: “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” (Rev 13:7) Here is what the illuminati plan revealed in the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion” say about his reign of despotism “and our kingdom will be distinguished by a despotism of such magnificent proportions as to be at any moment and in every place in a position to wipe out any ... who oppose us by deed or word."
We have briefly discussed the antichrist throughout the book, but since he will hold such a prominent position—the head of the NWO—and will affect so many, I believe that we should examine the biblical facts and other pertinent information about him. Exposing him may also help some avoid the trap of his deceptions.
What the Prophecies Reveal
One of the most prominent, easily recognized, and most likely public actions of the antichrist prophesied in scripture, which we have already discussed in detail, is that in the midst of the 70th Week, he will strengthen the seven-year peace treaty that was made with “the many.”
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. (Dan. 9:27)
Not only will he strengthen the peace treaty that will have already been in existence before he comes on the scene, but also this verse tells us another prominent action of the antichrist—that he will perform the abomination of desolation. This is when he will enter the temple and stop the sacrifices and proclaim to the entire world that he is god.
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; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (2 Thess. 2: 3,4)
Of course this cannot happen until there is a temple, which will most likely be rebuilt during the first half of the 70th Week after the Dome of the Rock is destroyed by his henchmen. Daniel gives us more insights about the antichrist and his religious beliefs.
Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain. (Dan. 11:37-39)
Some interpret this verse to mean the antichrist will worship a god of forces/science and that he will set himself above all gods. The phrase “nor the desire of women” could refer to the fact that he will not worship a female god or could be in regards to his sexual orientation.
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. (Rev. 13:5)
Another scripture that confirms his 3.5 year reign is found in Dan. 7:23-25.
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. (Dan. 7:23-25)
Note that this scripture also indicates that he will change “times and laws.” Many think that this is an indication that the antichrist will change the way that time, days, and months will be accounted for.
Another verse confirming his 3.5-year reign and when it begins is Rev. 19:20, which tells us that at Armageddon the antichrist is thrown into the bottomless pit. Therefore, his reign must start 3.5 years before that, placing its beginning 60 days after the abomination of desolation.
Let’s examine another fact about the antichrist. Scripture tells us that the antichrist will come from one of the old Roman Empire countries.
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. (Dan. 9:26)
It was the Romans who destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD. Thus, the “prince that shall come” will be from one of the countries that made up the Roman Empire, which stretched from modern-day Europe to the Middle East as far as Turkey. Even the recently constructed European Parliament building suggests a link between the European Union—one of the 10 horns of the beast—and the antichrist. The building has 679 seats. Seat number 666—the number the Bible uses to identify the antichrist—remains unoccupied at this point in time.
Comments Ian Paisley:
It is certainly a building of the Space Age. The seats of its massive hemicycle are designed like the crew seats in the Star Trek space machines. There are 679 of them – but wait for it! While these seats are allocated to Members, one seat remains unallocated and unoccupied. The number of that seat is 666. The relevant section of the seating-plan provided to each Member reads as follows:
Revelation 13:18: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” That is 666. Today this scripture is being fulfilled before our very eyes. The antichrist's seat will be occupied. The world awaits his full and final development. The Lord will destroy him by the spirit of His mouth (the Word of God) and by the brightness of His coming (2 Thes. 2:8). The coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”
Some have even made the assertion that since America was born out of Europe, she could be considered a part or extension of the old Roman Empire and that the antichrist could come from America. I see this as a remote possibility, but believe that the antichrist will most likely arise from one of the actual old Roman Empire countries.
The quote above brings out another fact about the antichrist. His number is 666. All letters have number values associated with them. Many believe that this verse indicates that the number values of the letters of his name must add up to 666. Though I see that as a possibility, it may be that his number could be in reference to something else, such as the parliament seat number, or it could even be the number of his mark. The mark will most likely be a computer chip planted under the skin in the hand or forehead. Everyone who receives the mark/chip will be given a unique number so that computer and satellite can track him or her. So it could be that the number of the chip that the antichrist receives himself could be #666. So it is uncertain as to which scenario or a combination thereof will come to pass. We will just have to wait and see.
Another prophecy that the antichrist will fulfill is that he will eventually rule the world from Jerusalem.
But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. (Rev. 11:2)
And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. (Dan. 11:45)
Daniel 7 reveals to us that his reign will be a violent one, involving many wars. Not only will he attack Jews and Christians, but he will also subdue three kings and their countries/spheres of influence. As already discussed this will probably occur just after the rapture.
And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: (Dan. 7: 24,25)
Daniel 11 also tells us that he will participate in numerous military campaigns.
And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. (Dan. 11:40-44)
Here we see the antichrist involved in war with the king of the south (Egypt and her allies) and the king of the north (Russia and her allies). We have identified this particular military campaign as the Gog-Magog war.
Another prominent prophecy concerning the antichrist is that he will suffer a deadly wound to the head and be healed as described in Rev. 13:3.
Most believe that this verse reveals that the antichrist will be wounded in the head, bringing him to the point of death or even actually dying. He will then be healed by satanic power, causing the entire world to “wonder” after him.
Further light has been shed on Biblical prophecies that the antichrist will attempt—and appear—to fulfill, in order to deceive the world that he is their Messiah. These yet-to-be-fulfilled prophesies are listed in Peter Lemesurier’s blasphemous book The Armageddon Script (p. 231).
1. The restored Messiah must reappear on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives at the time of the great earthquake.
2. He must enter Jerusalem from the east, escorted by a procession of rejoicing followers dressed in shining white.
3. Visiting the tomb of his spiritual ancestor, King David, he must emerge in suitably-perfumed royal robes as the great monarch returned.
4. Supported by a popular rising, he must proceed with his followers to the Temple mount, there to be enthroned, anointed and crowned King of the New Israel.
5. In token of his power, the cloud of the Divine presence must descend upon him amid thunders and lightnings.
This is what Illuminati are looking for their Messiah, the antichrist, to do. He will attempt to partially duplicate what Jesus will do when He returns to earth after Armageddon. And yes, I believe that the antichrist will fulfill these prophecies to the amazement of many. But these are not all the prophecies that the real Messiah must fulfill. Nor are they the way in which Jesus will fulfill them. These are only a select few that the antichrist will appear to fulfill through trickery and deceit.
The scriptures say that the antichrist will be given great—but limited—power and he will deceive many. “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matt. 24:24). It is noteworthy that prophecy number three above states that the antichrist will be a descendant of David. There is a popular but blasphemous book called the Da Vinci Code which asserts that certain royal European bloodlines are descended from the supposed marriage between Mary Magdalene and Jesus.
The premise is that Mary Magdalene stood pregnant with His baby as He was crucified, and that she was whisked away to safety immediately after the crucifixion. Later, as the story goes, Mary Magdalene gave birth to a girl, the alleged physical daughter of Jesus. Subsequently, the girl grew up and married and gave birth to another girl. This trend supposedly continued on with girl births always until this present time…there was and always will be a female descendant of Jesus until finally a male child is born of that bloodline. This male child is to be the ruler of the world.
We know this coming “ruler of the world” to be the antichrist. This ridiculous theory is pure blasphemy, but is part of the intricate plan to trick the world into accepting the claims of the false messiah. There are other deceptions which foster these heresies such as the book entitled The Gospel of Judas, and the incredulous claim that they have found the body of Jesus in a tomb.
Learning from History
To learn more about the coming antichrist, we can look to history. Many consider the historical figure Antiochus Epiphanes to be a type of the coming antichrist. Some of his actions are recorded in Dan. 11:28–33. Like the coming antichrist, Antiochus also committed a type of an abomination of desolation:
That most blasphemous of all desecrations of the Jerusalem temple occurred in 168 B.C. when Antiochus ordered that swine, the most ceremonially unclean of all animals, be offered on the temple altar of burnt offerings. And to make the sacrilege still worse, he insisted that those animals be offered to the pagan god Zeus. Because he had declared himself to be Theos Epiphanes (meaning; ‘the manifest god’), and even more explicitly Zeus Epiphanes (‘The manifestation of Zeus’), he was actually demanding worship of himself in place of almighty God.
On Kislev 15, 168 BC, Antiochus erected an idol of Zeus, the supreme deity of the Greek pantheon, on the holy altar in the courtyard. Not surprisingly, it bore the face of Antiochus. On the birthday of Zeus (Kislev/December 25), Antiochus offered a pig on the altar. The pig was the ultimate abomination to the Jewish mind, strictly forbidden by the law of God. Antiochus sprinkled its blood in the Holy of Holies and poured its broth over the Holy scrolls before he cut them to pieces and burned them.
Van Kampen has identified several parallels between Antiochus and the coming antichrist.
First, under the guise of friendship and the promise of protection, both men make covenants with the nation of Israel
Second, as in the days of Antiochus, many in Israel will again yield to this diabolical servant of satan after the signing of the covenant, again seeking to gain the favor of this powerful world ruler.
Third, after making their treaties with Israel, while Israel lives under a false security, both men seek to conquer Egypt….
Fourth, both men proclaim themselves to be gods and demand worship from their subjects, and those Jews who refuse become the primary target of their wrath.
Fifth, Both tyrants have to contend with these groups of Jews who refuse to worship or serve them….
Hitler was another type of antichrist, to whom satan promised to hand over the world. He was a great orator and charismatic leader who masqueraded as a Christian. He was a real wolf in sheep’s clothing who attempted to take over the world and brought severe persecution and death upon the Jews and some Christians. He is the most recent example of a type of antichrist, and in fact, many including himself thought that he was the antichrist. Cutting Edge has written an excellent article showing many parallels between Hitler and the coming antichrist.
The Infernal Duo
The antichrist, whoever he is, will not be acting alone. He will have a powerful helper, the false prophet, who will join in the act and perform signs and wonders to deceive many into believing that the antichrist is who he says that he is.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (Rev. 13:11-15)
Thus, the infernal duo of the antichrist and false prophet will be able to accomplish many miraculous feats, either by technological means and or by satanic power. It has been documented that select satanic individuals can already exhibit certain powers, such as disappearing and reappearing at will in completely different dress and form, communicating by telepathy, and levitating. As a pair, the antichrist and false prophet will be a strong delusionary force. Unfortunately, many will choose to follow them into Hell. As we see, the main job of the false prophet is to get people to accept and worship the antichrist. With great demonic powers, the false prophet will work so-called “miracles” and even have the ability to bring fire—or, some think, lightning—out of the sky. At the end of the passage we even see that he has the power to give life to an image of the antichrist and cause it to speak. He is also given power to kill all that refuse to worship it.
The meaning of this passage, then is that after the world is commanded to build its own “images” or idols of antichrist, some form of spirit or life will be put within these “images,” so “that the image of the beast might even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed” (Rev. 13:15)! Indeed, these idols will be different from all the idols the world has previously known…. In other words the idols and images will be indwelt by satan’s demons, to form a worldwide monitoring system to enforce the worship of antichrist (whose likeness the images will bear), and to destroy any human being who refuses to comply with that worship….As Christians, therefore, it will be absolutely essential that we do not go near these images or enter any place where they are present—so that the images have no opportunity to “speak” and identify us, or to “cause [us who] do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
It appears that the false prophet may have the ability to do greater satanic signs than even the antichrist. Who will this false prophet be? He will be the leader of the one-world religion. Step four of the Illuminati’s New Jerusalem Covenant project, referenced in the last chapter, entails the Pope dedicating a one-world religious system of which he is the head. Thus, if the Illuminati plan is fulfilled, a future pope will be the false prophet. This evil duo, along with the devil himself, will work their evil deeds right up to the end, still deluded into thinking that they will destroy God by taking over the world.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. (Rev. 16:13-16)
Their deceptions will be strong enough to deceive the armies of the world to gather outside of Jerusalem in the valley of Meggido and fight against God. And as already discussed, we know where the wicked trio of the dragon (satan), the beast (antichrist), and the lamb with horns (false prophet-Pope) will end up.
And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (Rev. 19:19–21)
The armies that they gather together to fight against God will also be destroyed in the battle of Armageddon.
And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. (Rev. 4:19–20)
So for the last 3.5 years before the return of the Lord, a man—filled with satan—will rule the world and will claim to be God. After the performing of the abomination of desolation and opening of the fifth seal, he will begin persecuting Jews and Christians. He will also engage in military conquests headquartered from Jerusalem. In his final battle—where he deceives the world to fight against God—he will finally come to an end.
Can We Know His Identity?
We know what prophecies the antichrist will fulfill and what he will be like, but do we know who he is? Is he alive today? There has been much speculation concerning the identity of the coming antichrist. There are people alive today who claim to know who the antichrist is, and there are some who have even claimed that title for themselves. Many have made assertions, such as the Pope, Prince Charles, Prince William, Maitreya, Obama, Bill Clinton, Solano, and many others. Some have written books presenting strong evidence as to who the antichrist is. Such as The antichrist and a Cup of Tea, which makes a strong case for Prince Charles. Another antichrist researcher firmly believes that prince William is the antichrist. However, at this point in time—no matter how strong—all the evidence is just coincidental. I believe it unfair of me or anyone else to point a finger at someone and say they are the antichrist. Even people who believe they are may only be deceived themselves. I believe that the world will not know for sure who the antichrist is until he fulfills the prophecies concerning himself.
One particularly disturbing development is the rise of a charismatic leader called Maitreya, who is alive today and living in London. This man has not revealed his true identity to the world at this time. Many are asserting that he is the coming world ruler. If you examine some of his teachings, you will see they are claiming that Maitreya is God and will make himself known to the world on what is called “The Day of Declaration.” Could that be the same as the day of the abomination of desolation? They also claim that he is descended from the “Masters of Wisdom, that group of advanced beings.” These are who aliens claim to be; “advanced beings, ascended Masters of Wisdom of the Hierarchy.” Will he claim to be God by saying that he was the alien who started life on this planet? I think that is a good possibility. As mentioned earlier in this book, I believe the antichrist and events associated with him will be the precipitating factor in the great falling away that will occur before the rapture. I feel strongly that, intertwined with all the occurrences listed above, will be actions of demons posing as aliens who have come to help our planet. The devil has been orchestrating a great deception at the hand of aliens, and by their own admission, they will be part of it. Here is a quote that reveals the greatest purpose of their deception.
Aliens utilize standard New Age terminology when they communicate with their human “contactees.” The best illustration of this is their teaching to the “contactees” that “the Ascended Masters of the Hierarchy” are preparing to intervene again in world History, to lead mankind to a higher level of consciousness. They will select a human person and endow him with superhuman powers and knowledge. This man will lead us to world government and world peace.
Those versed in Bible knowledge can readily recognize this coming world ruler as the antichrist.
Now, the time has come, the Aliens say, for them to intervene again in world history. This time they will intervene to save man from himself…. These Aliens will accomplish all this by raising up a man who will be imbued with a special level of consciousness…. of course, this man will be Maitreya the Christ, the Anti-Christ.
While details on Maitreya and aliens go beyond the realm of this book, this is a name that readers should remember, for his teachings are blasphemous and, unfortunately, I am afraid many nominal Christians will fall for his deception, and the deception of others like him, and be engulfed by this satanic indoctrination that no doubt will precipitate the great falling away. So the answer of the question “Who is the antichrist?” We will not know until we see him fulfill the prophecies concerning him. Is he alive today? With all the recent prophetic developments taking place in the world today I believe that he is most likely alive, willing and ready to come on the scene. Interestingly enough, in a speech to the U.N., The President of Iran, Mahmood Ahmadinejad, prayed for the 12th Imam, the Islamic Messiah, to come on the world scene.
From the beginning of time, humanity has longed for the day when justice, peace, equality and compassion envelop the world. All of us can contribute to the establishment of such a world. When that day comes, the ultimate promise of all Divine religions will be fulfilled with the emergence of a perfect human being who is heir to all prophets and pious men. He will lead the world to justice and absolute peace.
"0 mighty Lord, I pray to you to hasten the emergence of your last repository, the promised one, that perfect and pure human being, the one that will fill this world with justice and peace. 0 Lord, include us among his companions, followers and those who serve his cause."
While Muslims will call him the 12th Imam, Hindus will call him "Maitreya", the Buddhists will call him the reincarnation of Buddha, Jews will call him Messiah, and deceived nominal Christians will call him Jesus, but true Christians will call him "antichrist".
The antichrist in a Nutshell
In summary the following is a list of information that the Bible reveals to us about the antichrist:
1. In the midst of the 70th Week, the antichrist will strengthen the peace treaty.
2. He will perform the abomination of desolation by stopping the sacrifice in the temple and proclaiming himself to be God.
3. He will subdue three kings/spheres of influence of the New World Order.
4. He will be a great orator.
5. He will persecute and kill Jews and Christians.
6. He will rule the world from Jerusalem.
7. His number will be 666.
8. No one will be able to buy or sell unless he has his mark.
9. He will attack Egypt.
10. He will suffer a deadly wound and be healed.
11. He will rule the world for 1260 days, also described in the Bible as 42 months or three-and-one-half years.
Extra biblical sources tell us the following:
1. He will come on the scene 91 days after WWIII.
2. He will be an alleged descendant of David via the heretical and blasphemous assertion that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married.
3. He will also be a descendant of the masters of the ages. Thus, he will be connected with “aliens.”
4. He will appear on the Mount of Olives at the time of a great earthquake.
5. Dressed in white, he will lead a procession entering Jerusalem from the east.
6. He will proceed to the Temple Mount, where he will be crowned king of Israel.
7. He will be accompanied by displays of thunder and lightning.
“I am God! Bow down and worship me!” As already stated I expect to hear these words coming from the mouth of the antichrist. Many being deceived will not recognize him and will bow down and worship especially when they are faced with not being able to buy or sell unless they do so. If the peace treaty, which starts the 70th Week, is signed in the near future, and if we live to the midpoint of the 70th Week, then we will see this man come to power and Jews and Christians will experience intense persecution at his hands. Regardless of what happens, we should not be afraid, for the Lord will take care of us.
Now that we have established a clear picture of the events and the major players during the end-times we will now turn our attention to developing a more exact chronology of the end.
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