We are seeing Biblical prophecy being fulfilled right in front of our eyes and what is frustrating to see is the amount of people that still live in the dark and know nothing about it, especially those who call themselves ‘Christians’ or ‘Catholics’. According to the Bible, the Third Temple will be built during the Tribulation, and will be the seat of the Anti-Christ.
The Antichrist and his religious system of government will look like the greatest and most wonderful religious, political, and economic system the world has ever seen. The leader of this alliance of nations will appear as a charismatic individual who will lead his alliance of nations and the world into a time of unparalleled peace and prosperity. (could it be Pope Francis?)
Jesus said that the deception surrounding the Antichrist will be so clever that only the elect of God will recognize him and understand his true intent and purpose:
“And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, seeing the beast, that it was a thing, and is not and yet now is” (Rev.17:8 Para.). See also Dan.12:9-10; Rev.1:1-8.
Many will be deceived into thinking that he is indeed a savior of humanity. It is extremely important to be able to recognize some of the characteristics and powers that this person may exhibit as he imposes his will on the world.
Deceived people don’t know they are deceived and they will remain deceived unless they diligently and honestly puts in the effort to search for and accept the truth.
The Antichrist is described in the Bible as the Beast, the leader of a powerful religious governmental system that controls an alliance of nations called the Beast. The Antichrist has absolute authority, power, and control over all religious, philosophical, economic, and political aspects of people who live under his control. The head of the New World Order, the Antichrist is one of his most clever deceptions of all time, which will deceive all but the elect of God. He will show supernatural signs and will be accepted as a god by most people.
“Then if anyone says to you, Behold, here is the Christ; or, Here he is! Do not believe it. For false christs will rise up, and false prophets. And they will give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. Behold, I tell you beforehand. Then if they say to you, Behold, he is in the wilderness; do not go out. Behold, he is in the inner rooms; do not believe” (vs.23-26). See also Mk.13:21-22.
There have been many false prophets throughout history, but Jesus describes the major events that will accompany his arrival on earth. Jesus says that his return will not be silent:
“For as lighting comes out of the east and shines as far as the west so also will be the coming of the Son of man” (v27).
“And immediately after the affliction of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of man will appear in the heavens. And then all the tribes of the land will wail. And they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and much glory. And he will send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather his elect from the four winds; from one end of the heavens to the other” (vs.29 31).
This is what John says about the Antichrist, notice that he says the Spirit of God residing within the children of God will separate a child of God from the world, make a child of God sinless, and reveal those who oppose and reject Christ and the Father:
“Young ones, it is the last time: and as you have heard that the Antichrist shall come, even now there are many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but were not a part of us, if they had been one of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out that it should be known that they were not a part of us” (1.Jn.2:18-19 Para.).
Those who were against Christ at that time were never true sons of God, and they revealed their true nature and purpose by leaving the true body of Christ.
“And you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. I did not write to you because you did not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth” (1.Jn.2:20-21 Para.).
“Who is the liar, but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. Every one that denies the Son does not have the Father. The one who confesses the Son, truly has the Father also” (1.Jn.2:22-23 Para.).
“Everyone being begotten of God [the Father] does not sin, because his [the Father’s] seed [spirit of God] abides in him, and he is not able to sin, because he has been born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the Devil are revealed: Everyone failing to practice righteousness or love his brother is not of God” (1.Jn.3:9-10 Para.).
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. By this know the spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus has come in the flesh is from God. And every spirit which does not acknowledge that Jesus has come in the flesh is not from God: and this is the antichrist which you heard is coming, and now is already in the world” (1.Jn.4:1-3 Para.). See also 2.Jn.v.7; Matt.24:4-5.
Almost all opposition to God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the children of God comes from the evil influence of spirit-beings. It is extremely important for God’s children to be able to discern the difference between a good and an evil spiritual influence.
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who shall privily bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many [the majority of people] shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of” (2.Pet.2:1-2 KJV).
2. Corinthians 11:3-4; 13-15
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent deceived Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. If anyone comes preaching another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit [an evil, lying spirit], which you have not received, or a different gospel, than the one you accepted” (vs.3-4 Para.).
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works” (vs.13-15 KJV).
“Do not let anyone deceive you in any way: because that day will not come unless there first comes a falling away [departure from the faith], and the man of sin is revealed, who is the son of perdition” (v3).
“This is the one who opposes and exalts himself over everything being called God, or object of worship; and he is to sit in the temple of God, as God; in order to show that he is a god” (v4).
“Do you not remember, that, I told you these things when I was with you? And now you know the thing holding him [Man of Sin/Son of Perdition/Antichrist] back from being revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness already works: only he is holding back [being held back] now, until it comes out of the midst” (vs.5-7).
“And then the lawless one [Man of Sin/Son of Perdition/Antichrist] will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth, and he will be brought to nothing by the brightness of his [Christ’s] coming” (v8).
“His [the Antichrist’s] coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and miracles and lying wonders, And all deceit of unrighteousness of those being lost; because they did not receive the love of the truth in order for them to be saved. And because of this God will send to them, a working of error, for them to believe a lie” (vs.9-11).
Ten things the antichrist may do to attempt to deceive humanity:
- Demonstrate that he is the prophetic descendant of King David who is supposed to come to rule the world as described in Psalm 2
- Send a false Elijah to speak of his coming (Mal.4:5, 6).
- Appear to gloriously return in the flesh after being fatally wounded(Matt.25:31, 32; Acts 1:11; Rev.1:7).
- Return in the clouds of heaven accompanied by other beings (1.Thes.3:13; 2.Thes.1:7).
- Attempt to make Jerusalem the capital of his world-ruling government (Isa.11 & 12).
- Establish his rule with deceptive miracles and wonders (Psa.69).
- Attempt to make an alliance of nations out of the modern ten tribes of Israel and the Jewish nation of Israel (Ezk.37).
- Institute his own interpretation of the Mosaic Law (Isa.66: 22,23).
- Proclaim that he has come to bring world prosperity (Isa.11;12).
- Proclaim that he has come to bring world peace (Psa.96;98).
“And I saw one of its heads as if it had been wounded to death; and its fatal wound was healed. And the earth admired the beast. And worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast, saying, Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with it?” (Rev.13:3-4 Para.).
“And the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the freemen and the slaves, allow it [the Antichrist’s state religion] to give them a mark on their right hand, or on their foreheads: so that none can buy or sell, except they have the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of its name. Here is wisdom. Let him having reason count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and its number is six hundred and sixty-six” (Rev.13:16-18 Para.).
“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, 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 presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascends for ever and ever: and they shall have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Rev.14:9-11 KJV).
“And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out your vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image” (Rev.16:1-2 KJV).
“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 had worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone” (Rev.19:20 KJV).
“And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God” (Rev.15:1-2 KJV).
“And I saw thrones, and they that sat upon them, and judgement was given to them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years” (Rev.20:4 Para.).
“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads” (Rev.14:1 KJV).
“Israel planning temple in place of Aqsa Mosque?,” Source: presstv.us
The Palestinian-run International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) independent news organization carried the report on Monday, citing Israeli television channels.
Israeli Zionists claim they have the right to build a third temple in line with “scriptural prophecies” to follow the tradition of the first and second ones built in ancient times.
Back in June, Israeli Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Uri Ariel said “the first temple was destroyed in 586 BCE, the second temple in 70 CE,” adding that he wished to see a third one built.
The Israeli media, IMEMC reported, alleged that the Israeli bodies favoring the construction of the temple had received “wide political and popular support.”
“These organizations explained that they are ready to bring the equipment and tools to start building the temple in the place of both the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque,” it added, citing Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.
“They further stated that the total time needed to accomplish the building is three years, according to their plans.”
The al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock are situated in Haram al-Sharif or Temple Mount in Jerusalem al-Quds, which was occupied by Israel in 1967.
The mosque is the third holiest site in Islam after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina. The site is also holy to Christians and Jews.
In August 2015, Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the compound, which is under the administration of Jordan, sparking a fresh wave of tensions with Palestinians. Over 230 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis in recent months.
According to the agreement signed between the Tel Aviv regime and the Jordanian government after Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem al-Quds in 1967, visits to the compound by Israelis are permitted, but non-Muslim worship is prohibited.
On Sunday, fresh clashes erupted near the mosque after over 300 Israeli settlers entered the compound and performed rituals inside in violation of the agreement.
Muslims consider the trespass into the al-Aqsa Mosque yard as part of an Israeli Judaization campaign that targets the holy city of al-Quds and a provocation.
Jordan strongly denounced Israel for attacking Palestinian worshipers at the site and allowing “Zionist extremists” to enter the compound.
Over the past decades, Tel Aviv has been trying to change the demographic makeup of Jerusalem al-Quds by constructing illegal settlements, destroying historical sites and expelling the local Palestinian population.