NOTE: Beware of anyone claiming to have all the answers on the book of Revelation and Eschatology, or making predictions on the timing of the events. The book of Revelation like God and Christ themselves keep us all humble. Sometimes without visual evidence to collaborate beyond a reasonable shadow of doubt all we can do in POSTULATE. For example it is really puzzling how no green grass is burned up at the sounding of the fifth trumpet, where Satan is loosed, and the first trumpet where all the green grass is burned up. Of course, even as God and Christ think in terms of one day is a thousand years and a thousand years is one day, so their revelations on things to come have time sweeps and slices very digital to wrap our puny minds around.
In claim prominently reported in Iran, Major General Hossein Salami declares Tehran able to annihilate ‘the impostor Zionist regime’
Salami’s comments Monday came two days after Abbas Nilforoushan, the deputy commander of operations of the IRGC, threatened that if Israel attacks Iran, it will have to collect “bits and pieces” of Tel Aviv from the Mediterranean Sea.
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt
have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. (I John 2:18,19)
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (I John 4:3)
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
NOTE: You can see that the spirit of antichrist is in the beast and the false prophet, while the beast and the prophet do not have to equate with the beast of Daniel and the son of perdition.
The word antichrist is no where to be found in the book of Revelation, and only the Apostle from the human side that received that revelation writes of antichrist in I and II John. Which leaves the possibility wide open that we have been mis-lead by propagandist that equate the man of sin and son of perdition of Paul and II Thessalonians and the horn that made war with the saints are the same as antichrist, and surely we have Scofield and his mites to thank for that. And all this makes sense because like John did in his century, we see many world leaders that have the characteristics of an antichrist, even many that exhibit traits of the son of perdition.
Where in Revelation? If you want clues on exactly what it not going to happen, which is a gigantic lie AND DECEPTION FROM SATAN TO DISGUISE WHAT WILL REALLY HAPPEN, then turn to the Scofield notes on Revelation. One SUCH mite is the author online of GOT Questions, who writes:
The rider on a white horse (representing his claim to be a man of peace) in Revelation 6:2.
The first beast—the one from the sea—in Revelation 13. This beast receives power from the dragon (Satan) and speaks “proud words and blasphemies” (verse 5) and wages war against the saints (verse 7).
Thankfully, the Antichrist/beast, along with his false prophet, will be thrown into the lake of fire, where they will spend all eternity in torment (Revelation 19:20; 20:10). https://www.gotquestions.org/what-is-the-antichrist.html
The Physical and the Spiritual
As you review this study, it is important to remember that the symbolism recorded in these prophecies pertains to both the physical and spiritual dimensions of existence. It is for this reason that much of the symbolism and references concerning the various beasts and horns do not seem to make sense when applied to the physical realm of existence.
Although the things and events symbolized have an impact upon the earth and its inhabitants, much of what is foretold will be initiated in the spirit realm of existence and then be reflected in individuals and events on earth. Therefore, when analyzing these prophecies, one must keep in mind that events that take place in the spirit realm of existence may or may not be reflected in people and events of the physical realm of existence. Only when these prophecies are viewed in this light will they make sense.
The great difference between Nebuchadnezzar’s vision of the image and Daniel’s vision of the four beasts is that the image has both a symbolic historical fulfillment as well as an end of the age fulfillment; whereas, the four beasts only represent evil spirits, people, and events that surround the time of Christ’s return as conquering King.
This is good but only a suggestion at the beast and the Prophet. Beast, of course, like a bear or lion is a vicious entity out to destroy, control, and conquer the world. The first level of fulfillment in Daniel, naturally, applied to the Persian Empire, the Greek, and the Roman Empires, and then THE kingdom, the Kingdom of Christ which He established on earth. They are governments but they are also conquering systems of culture, ways, laws, and so on. THE FINAL BEAST is Islam and the Prophet is Mohammed. Even as the beast of Rome, Greece, and Persia controlled most of the world, so Islam now and in a few years will control most of the world. THE BEAST, as we will strive to call it, was seen by Paul, trained as a lawyer when the civil and religious law were the same (much like the US started out), saw already in II Thessalonians 2 how this “mystery of lawlessness” was at work. For one thing, immediately after conversion on the road to Damascus, he was led by Christ to go down into Saudi Arabia where that sense of lawlessness, that sense of striving to rewrite history and laws in Sharia law, was already with the religion of the moon god beginning to develop. And in that chapter, the man of sin and the sun of perdition are synonymous with the final beast and prophet. Granted they are ultimate in anti-Christ because they represent Satan and everything that is against God and Christ, but as John made in clear in I and II John antichrist is anyone and everyone that denies that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. We would naturally expect THE BEAST and the final false prophet to personify an antichrist, but there is no reason to seek antichrist in the book of Revelation as the Scofield mites have done and continue to do.
Just think about it, how for years our nation has been fighting Islam in Syria, Iraqi, Iran, Afghanistan, and striving to deal with it and its persecutions of Christians in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. It is difficult to comprehend how the sounding of the sixth trumpet in Revelation has been fulfilled as the good sixth angel was instructed to loose the two bad angels of Syria and Iraqi in order that the way for the Kings of the East to come with the sounding of the seventh trumpet to war against the apple of Gods eye, Israel; yet you must see that in order to also see that the way is cleared for Iran, and we are not sure how many other countries to attack from the East of Israel. You recall the three frogs after the sounding of the seventh trumpet that bring the world to Israel, could very liked be, if we were forced to make a choice today of what is presently on the world scene, would need to be Putin (the King from the north, from Gog and Magog), the King of Syria under the leadership of the bad angel, and the King of Iran or Persia. Iran is obviously primarily under the control of a false Prophet, and antichrist like figure, of Islam; however he is small potatoes and only an embodiment of the GREAT AND FALSE PROPHET of Mohammed.
Satan is loose now as evidenced by the worldwide destruction of the coronavirus, and at least 50% of Americans consider the harrows of sickness and death of this virus to be apoplectic, with most not knowing enough real Bible to see it completely as Satan, but they know it is real EVIL. He is a liar and the father of the lie (by the way Islam in the Koran has a word to describe where the lie is prescribed if it serves Islam, which in reality serves Satan), the Bible tells us that Satan has been released in order that he might deceive the nations of the world. One obvious way we are beginning to see and sense that deception of nations is in ways that have been chosen and are being chosen, like a straw man, to put blame for the coronavirus. China wants to blame the US, and others follow; and even blame Israel and the US. Compounded with the present need of Putin and Russia for the oil of Saudi Arabia and Israel, even as the Evangelist Hyman Appleman predicted years ago, this will put also pressure on the three frogs to come near and in Israel.
There is another matter that we must consider. The King of the North makes his “palace” between the sea and Jerusalem, in the Glorious Land; and when you consider that the word in Daniel must have a meaning more like compound, which Gaza is in rather than a palace, the Beast that comes out of Gaza can easily form a nucleus of the attacking hordes of Muslims from the East and all over the world.
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Section 7: Well into tribulation that could legitimately be called final since this is the sixth angel of seven, and with the seventh is the END as the kingdoms of earth become the kingdom of God and Christ. 160
Section 10: If this coronavirus Pandemic kills one-third of the world’s population and if it kills only non-believers in Christ, then even the Scofield mites know for certain beyond any doubt based on the real and relevant book of Revelations that the fifth angel and sixth angels have blown their trumpet. 177
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