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Antichrist, The Beast Rules 3 1/2 Years, Part 6

Posted in Antichrist/Beast, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , on February 22, 2015 by paulthepoke

Revelation 13:5 There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.

How long will the beast or antichrist rule? Scripture makes it perfectly clear, 42 months…

In the original Greek it states: tessarakonta (40) kai (and) duo (two) men (months). Definitions provided by Strong’s Concordance.

Revelation 11:2 Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread underfoot the holy city for forty-two months.

The temple will need to be built and operational for the antichrist/beast to overtake. The gentiles or non-Jews will be in charge for the same time period, 42 months.

This same time period is restated elsewhere in Scripture.

Revelation 12:6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. The woman is Israel and she is fleeing from the dragon or Satan. She is protected by God during this time period. God operates on a 30 day lunar calendar. 1,260 days divided by 30 days = 42 months.

Revelation 12:14 But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.

… a time and times and half a time…This is another expression of marking 42 months. The Greek word for time is kairos. It means: due measure of time, hence: a fixed and definite time, the time when things are brought to crisis, the decisive epoch waited for, opportune or seasonable time, the right time, a limited period of time.

This expression is noted in Daniel 7:25. He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.

It is also in Daniel 12:7 I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed.

In the original Hebrew it states: mow`ed (time), mow`edim (times), chetsiy (half or middle). Time or mow`ed is defined: appointed place, appointed time, meeting, sacred season, set feast, appointed season; appointed sign or signal.

… a time and times and half a time… 1 + 2+ ½ = 3 1/2

In the last half of the seven year tribulation, all Hell will officially break out for…1,260 days = 42 months = time, times, and half a time = 3 ½ years… Take your pick.

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Trend Update: Immigration to Israel/Aliyah, February 2015

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2015 by paulthepoke

Jeremiah 31:8, 10 “Behold, I am bringing them from the north country, and I will gather them from the remote parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and she who is in labor with child, together; a great company, they will return here. Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, and declare in the coastlands afar off, and say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.” –Lord God

Jeremiah 31 is a chapter about the future restoration of the country Israel, the people, the land, and the city of Jerusalem. The chapter promises a return of the Jews to the land of Israel. Happiness, safety, and peace abound. Agriculture efforts will flourish. Produce and livestock increases will be exponential. Israel will repent of its past. There will be a spiritual rebirth. Cities across Israel will be rebuilt. Jerusalem will be the capital and the size of the city will be expanded.

God promises His people (Israel) through the course of the Bible He will return them to the land of their fathers. Over three million Jews have immigrated back to the land of Israel since 1948 (http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/).

Read today’s (February 2015) news. After a shooting of Jews in Denmark, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is calling for Jews to return to their homeland of Israel. This is in response to the rise of anti-Semitism across Europe and the world. Today (February 2015) Jews are returning en masse from France, Ukraine, and Belgium. European leaders have been vocally opposed for the call to return to Israel despite the anti-Semitism taking place in their countries.

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/16/leaders-criticise-netanyahu-calls-jewish-mass-migration-israel

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/16/world/middleeast/netanyahu-urges-mass-immigration-of-jews-from-europe.html?_r=0

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/copenhagen-shootings-european-leaders-reject-netanyahus-call-for-jewish-migration-to-israel-10049980.html

 

Legislation and financial aid has been passed in Israel to allow for an increase of immigration.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Israel-prepares-for-mass-immigration-from-Europe-391083

 

See a previous post regarding Scripture promises of Jews returning to their homeland of Israel.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/01/04/trend-update-land-for-peacejanuary-2015/

As a friend put it, “Prophecies being fulfilled right there!”

Jeremiah 31:17 “There is hope for your future,” declares the LORD, “And your children will return to their own territory.”

Antichrist, The Beast/Resurrection???, Part 5

Posted in Antichrist/Beast, Gospel, Prophecy, Resurrection with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2015 by paulthepoke

Revelation 13:3-4 I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

Is this a fake death and false resurrection? Or does the antichrist really die and come back to life?

as if it had been slain, “as if” or hos in the original Greek per Strong’s Concordance means: comparative, as, like, even as, etc. The word for “slain” is sphazo. It means: to slay, slaughter, butcher to put to death by violence, or mortally wounded. Sphazo is the same word used to describe the death of Christ on the cross in Revelation 5:12 …Worthy is the Lamb that was slain… It is also the same word used to describe how Cain killed his brother Abel in 1 John 3:12.

… and his fatal wound was healed.

The word for “wound” in the original Greek is plege. It also means:  blow or stripe. The wound is described as “fatal” or thanatos. The meaning of thanatos is as follows: the death of the body; that separation (whether natural or violent) of the soul and the body by which the life on earth is ended; with the implied idea of future misery in hell; the power of death.

The antichrist or beast appears to be dead or literally, physically dies. Then, therapeuo, he is healed, cured, and restored to health.

There are two other verses in Revelation that allude to this “resurrection” event as well. They are reminders of what happened previously in 13:3-4.

Revelation 13:12b …And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

Revelation 13:14b … to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.

Does the antichrist beast demonstrate a resurrection from the dead? I will leave that to the individual reader to decide. The bottom line, the event is convincing (Editorial note: Satan is the father of lies per Jesus, John 8:44). How can you compete with this guy? He came back from the dead… and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

All of these happenings leave us with a choice. Which resurrection do you believe, the antichrist or Christ?

What is promised if you follow the antichrist? The beast will offer lots of big talk and promises. He will trash talk God and Jesus. He will lead in tyranny. Eventually, one can join him in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10-15).

But if you believe in the resurrection of the Prince of Peace…You have the power over death.

1 Corinthians 15:54-57 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Trend Update: Earthquakes in Various Places, February 2015

Posted in Earthquakes/Volcanoes, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2015 by paulthepoke

Mark 13:7-8 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.    –Jesus

There are parallel passages regarding earthquakes by Jesus in Matthew 24:7 and Luke 21:11. The context is the Olivet Discourse. Jesus is answering questions from the disciples regarding the signs of His coming and the End of the Age (Matthew 24:3).

What state had the most earthquakes in 2014? Alaska or California? Wrong answer, Oklahoma! Ten years ago, would anyone have predicted Oklahoma would have the most earthquakes in the United States, Right?!? Recent trends have shown a significant increase in seismic activity in the Sooner state. Are these acts of God? Is it because of fracking in the oil and gas industry?

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Does humanity have a history of impacting the environment? Absolutely, from the beginning of time. Genesis 3:17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’; cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.”

Isaiah 24:5-6 The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws, violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held guilty. Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.

Romans 8:19-22 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.

There is clearly an increased trend of earthquake activity on planet earth. The numbers tell the story. See post link for more details.

http://wp.me/p10YyV-fP

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Check Mark 13:7-8 against today’s world. Are there wars and rumors of wars? Are nations and kingdoms threatening each other? Are there earthquakes in various places? Are there places of famine in today’s world?

The point of the blog is this. The claim is NOT being made that now (February 2015) is this time. The point is; the conditions of the Mark 13:7-8 are noted in today’s world.

If now (February 2015) is the time Jesus is referring to, this is only the beginning…

Just a reminder, we are still waiting on a temple to be rebuilt.

Antichrist, The Beast, Part 4

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2015 by paulthepoke

Revelation 13:1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.

Revelation 17:7 states it will interpret all of this and explain. And the angel said to me, “Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. The verse above (13:1) will be clarified so we can understand. Guess work and speculation are not involved.

Revelation 17:9 Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits… Heads are mountains.

Revelation 17:18 And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth. The woman is a city.

The city (woman) sits on seven mountains (heads). This is a geographical clue as to the location of the city.

Where in the world are cities that sit on seven mountains? These four major cities are candidates that fit this criteria: Rome, Mecca, Moscow, and Constantinople.

We also know the city has to be a sea port from Revelation 18. That rules out Moscow. This blog is of the position Rome is not the city based on the evidence presented in Daniel 8. See the attached post regarding Daniel 8.

http://wp.me/p10YyV-iH (Antichrist, Greek Empire Roots, Part 1)

That leaves Mecca, Saudi Arabia and Constantinople, Turkey.

Mecca, Saudi Arabia is home to Islam’s holiest site.

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See the following posts regarding Constantinople or Istanbul, Turkey.

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http://wp.me/p10YyV-hb (Trend Update: Mystery Babylon/Revelation, September 2014)

http://wp.me/p10YyV-hg (Trend Update: Mystery Babylon/Revelation, Part 2, September 2014)

Time will tell…

Diadem is a word that has been transliterated from the original Greek word diadema. Per Strong’s Concordance it means: the kingly ornament for the head, the crown. The ten leaders mentioned in the verse have crowns. The verse confirms their leadership.

Blasphemous names…Blasphemous is also a word that has been transliterated from the Greek word blasphemia. Per Strong’s it means: slander, detraction, speech injurious, to another’s good name; impious and reproachful speech injurious to divine majesty. All ten of these leaders are going to be anti-God of the Bible. It makes sense. They are part of the Satanic leadership structure.

The antichrist is going to lead a ten nation confederation that is hostile to God and Jewish people. The antichrist is going to turn on the city which sits on seven mountains as well.

Antichrist, The Beast, Part 3

Posted in Antichrist/Beast, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2015 by paulthepoke

Revelation 13:1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.

This verse contains a hint. From where does the antichrist come? What is all of this business regarding horns and heads and diadems. The Bible gives an explanation for each of these terms. But, you have to look for it. The answers are given in the Old Testament and New Testament.

In the Bible, horns are equated with kings and leaders. This was the case in the writings of the Old Testament as well.

Daniel’s dream in Daniel 7 is consistent with the verses in Revelation 13 and 17. The language regarding beasts and horns is consistent. Revelation 13 does provide additional information regarding “heads” which will be discussed in the next post.

With Daniel’s dream, four beasts came up from the sea. Beasts are equated with kings and kingdoms (Daniel 7:17). The issue is the fourth beast. Daniel 7:7-8 After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.

Scripture interprets Scripture, not humanity. Daniel 7:16 I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things:

Daniel did not interpret the dream. He had divine help. Daniel 7:19-20 Then I desired to know the exact meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its claws of bronze, and which devoured, crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet, and the meaning of the ten horns that were on its head and the other horn which came up, and before which three of them fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth uttering great boasts and which was larger in appearance than its associates.

Daniel 7:23-24 Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it. As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings.

The beast kingdom will start out as a ten ruler committee. The antichrist, little horn, or the beast of Revelation (take your pick of names) will eliminate three of the rulers and take control. The other seven rulers will hand over their power to the antichrist. That is the sequence of the beast taking control of his empire.

Revelation 17:12 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. Horns are equated with kings. These kings are going to turn over their authority to the beast or antichrist. Revelation 17:13 These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.

Daniel 7, Revelation 13, and Revelation 17 are the same time period, same beast/kingdom, and same beast/antichrist.

Guess work is not indicated. God reveals, but His word has to be read.

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