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It is this “prince” that will come one day and will take control of the entire world before Jesus returns at the end of the Tribulation. It is this “he/prince” that the first use of “he” in Daniel 9:27 is pointing. This individual will be the one who brokers a seven-year covenant with Israel and the Arab nations that surround her. Why would Jesus do that? He wouldn’t, so it must be referring to another “prince,” someone Paul calls the “man of lawlessness” (2 Thessalonians 2).
When Hamas was asked why they weren’t better at aiming their rockets into Israel, one terrorist replied, “We do aim them, but their God changes their path in mid-air.” So while they give credit to Israel’s God, they refuse to think of the ramifications of that testimony.
How is any of this the Church’s fault? It’s not. Jesus changed one life at a time. It is our job to bring people to Him through evangelization so that He will continue to do that. Jesus is not about changing society. He’s about changing individuals. Yes, they can then go out and create some change in society but that is not the real picture.
We know all too well that God has rained fire (and sometimes brimstone) down from heaven. In fact, a clay tablet that was literally unreadable for over 150 years after its discovery became readable after scientists discovered the key to understanding it. It points to a date “shortly before dawn on June 29 in the year 3123 B.C.”
Seal 3 is famine. Once war breaks out over the earth – in spite of the peace treaty just brokered with Israel and the surrounding Arab nations – things go south quickly. As in every major war, supplies including food run low. Disease breaks out. War is dirty business and the only ones who truly benefit from war are the ones who own the companies that make all the implements needed for war. The soldiers suffer of course. Even innocent people suffer. When you stop to consider the purpose of war, most often it seems only to serve the globalists. War and rumors of war keep people on edge. It keeps society off-balance.
I fully believe that this coming seven-year period is a time when God will pour out His wrath onto this world. I explained this in Part 1. As another proof of this, please note that Revelation 5 depicts a scene in heaven where a seven-sealed scroll is introduced. This scroll appears to be something special and at first, it looks like no one is found worthy to open it. John the apostle, who witnesses this scene, breaks down into tears because all seemed hopeless.
What is interesting about the fourth empire is how it morphed over time. It began as a fairly cohesive unit, but then broke into an eastern and western “leg.” Each leg then went through several changes as we travel down to the feet and toes. All of this is a matter of history.
However, the ten kings (toes) have not come to the fore yet in all of history, so we can rightly assume that this is still yet future. Many portions of Scripture attest to this fact.
We will have the Antichrist right there! We can point to him and show how he is NOT the real deal and why his revealing is all a set up for earth! If you cannot do that – if you do not know how to tell the difference between the Antichrist and the real Christ, then you desperately need to start studying.
This is exactly the way Satan works while claiming to be innocent. He does this so that we will be held accountable. That is due to his hatred of humanity. He certainly does not want us to stand before God with a legitimate excuse of not knowing what Satan was doing. He wants to ensure that we know what’s going on, even if only subconsciously. We then use our free will (such as it is) to either accept or deny the reality behind the messages.
If the Antichrist appeared to be Jesus in the 2nd Coming and that event (though staged as it would be) was accompanied with supernaturally counterfeit signs and wonders and the delusion that God will send, who will not be taken in by that? The only people who won’t are those who make up the true Church, Christ’s Bride.