Antichrist In Plain Sight

Friday, December 9, 2016

In these days subsequent to President-Elect Donald Trump winning, two very strong elements are at work: populism vs. globalism. The signs indicate that the populist conservative right has shrugged off concern for imminent danger, while the globalist radical left continues marching toward its goal of injustice and world domination. The latter will prevail. God’s Word says so.

From 376 AD to 1830 Christian church fathers knew who would fulfill the end-time role of Antichrist. It was never a question for them because they believed God’s Word concerning the biblically foretold end-time, “beast rising up out of the sea” (Rev. 13:1). It was customary for them to exhaustively preach this truth as millions of true saints suffered Rome’s persecution.

After political Rome diminished by about 376 AD, Roman Catholicism dominated the religious world by imposition of its cruel works-based false religion. Over 100 million saints were hunted, persecuted and killed. But the wealthy lukewarm church of today, has grown non-discerning of the spirit of antichrist within the popes and their commitment to religious global domination.

Two and three centuries ago church leaders knew that a future pope would fulfill the role of the Antichrist. Thus, truly caring for their flocks they preached regularly about the Prophet Daniel’s fourth and final end-time beast-kingdom that would revive according to God’s prophetic Word according to Dan. 2:40–45; Matt. 24:15–28; 2 Thess. 2:1–12; and Rev. 13:1–18 and 17:1–6.

The popes of Rome sold the lie that only they held the keys to everlasting life. And millions were forced to believe them under penalty of death. The papacy even took the proud title, “Vicar of Christ”. In Latin it’s, Vicarius Filii Dei, and translated from Latin means, “instead of Christ”.

“The title proclaims that, next to God, the pope is the ruler of things in heaven, on earth, and beneath the earth…The papal tiara (crown) is shaped like a three-tiered beehive to give the appearance of three rounded crowns, each on top of another. This is to indicate that he wears a triple crown and has authority in heaven, earth, and under the earth.” (Voice of God Recordings)

“Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666” (Rev. 13:18). “Vicarius Filii Dei, reduced to its Roman numerals, sums up to 666, where “U” is taken as “V” (two forms of “V” developed in Latin, which were both used for its ancestor “U” and modern “V”). To produce 666, the sum works as follows: VICARIVS FILII DEI = 5+1+100+1+5+1+50+1+1+500+1 = 666.”  (Wikipedia)

From, [christianitybeliefs.org] “The Popes have spoken pompous words against the Most High: Pope Pius IX [ruled from 1846–1878] said “I alone… am the successor of the apostles, the vicar of Jesus Christ. I am the way, the truth, and the life” (Source: History of the Christian Church, by Henry Charles Sheldon, p. 59.)

Pope Boniface VIII [ruled from 1294–1303] said “We declare, say, define, and pronounce, that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff.” (Source: Bull Unam Sanctum,” as cited inApostolic Digest, Book V: The Book of Obedience”)

Pope Innocent III [ruled from 1198–1216] said “We may according to the fullness of our power, dispose of the law and dispense above the law. Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God.” (Source: “Decretals of Greogory IX,” Book 1, chapter 3.)

Pope John Paul II [ruled from 1978–2005] said “Don’t go to God for forgiveness of sins: come to me.” (Source: Los Angeles Times, December 12, 1984.) Current Pope Francis I said “You cannot find Jesus outside the Church.” (Source: EWTN Global Catholic News, pronounced on April 23 in the Apostolic Palace’s Pauline Chapel.)” [end quote]

Such are the spiritually damning decrees of Roman Catholicism and its popes. Every pope has been of an antichrist spirit. The reformers accordingly warned their flocks of the soon-coming, “son of perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3). But sadly, not so today, as much of the church is so biblically ignorant and without spiritual discernment that it doesn’t see the imminent danger or even care.

Much of the church has been lulled to spiritual sleep by Darby’s 1827 lie of a ‘better’ gospel called the pre-trib rapture, which destroyed knowledge and time-sensitive discernment of God’s Word, especially of Daniel’s revived fourth and final beast kingdom with its Antichrist.

It should come as no surprise, then, that you do not hear expository end-time teaching at your church, regardless of the fact that we now observe the One World Order created by the United Nations and Pope Francis. Ask your pastor why he won’t tell you the truth about Antichrist.

God’s Word says, “The woman [being the harlot that rides the beast] was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication” (Rev. 17:4). That’s the Vatican.

The web of deceit has been laid. The apostate spell of Jesuit Priest Pope Francis now encircles the globe, and much of the church, lacking discernment, thrust itself into his open jaws of deceit. Evangelical leaders like Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland, James Robison and other non-discerning pastors who influence millions, pursue unity with Pope Francis. God forbid!

From [nationalreport.net] “Pope Francis To Followers: “Koran And Holy Bible Are The Same””. Pope Francis said, “Jesus Christ, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world…We can accomplish miraculous things in the world by merging our faiths, and the time for such a movement is now.” Pope Francis is the rider on the white horse, (Rev. 6:2) and he has indeed conquered world religions to unite them as one.

Woe to blind guides, false shepherds and false prophets leading people into unity with Pope Francis. Antichrist is not hidden, secretly plotting his next moves! He’s out front and center in broad daylight, while ninety-five percent of the church basks in its false pre-trib rapture delusion.

The Vatican gained statehood status and, “Independence from the kingdom of Italy” via the “Lateran Treaty” on February 11, 1929. (Wikipedia) The Vatican is the smallest nation in the world located on 110 acres of real estate, with a 2015 population of about 1,000 people.

The Vatican’s smallest-State status fulfills this Biblical description of the revived fourth beast kingdom, saying, “I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words” (Dan. 7:8).

The Vatican authored the “Fundamental Agreement Between The Holy See And The State Of Israel”, dated December 30, 1993, because it has the authority. And Pope Francis, with authority, also signed an official treaty dated June 26, 2015 with Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the PLO that officially recognized Palestine as a sovereign State to the justifiable anger of Israel.

Antichrist rises within the apostate “Christian” church [hence, Anti-Christ] wielding power and authority to the point that even the United Nations bows to his dictates. Nothing politically or religiously diminishes his power. And by its 12/30/1993 “Fundamental Agreement” with Israel, the Vatican is entirely poised to gain the legal rights and control over the entire State of Israel.

Here’s why: “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders” (2 Thess. 2:9). Satan’s power is indeed from God, and for the final seven years of this age, “the son of perdition”, the Antichrist, reigns, “with all power”.

The stage is set for Pope Francis to author the “covenant with many for one week” (Dan. 9:27). In doing so he will appease the wrath of Israel for his Treaty recognizing the State of Palestine; and he will cause Israel to rebuild its Temple, the very Temple into which he will walk, “when the daily sacrifice is taken away” (Dan. 12:11), and proclaims himself to be God, (2 Thess. 2:4), which begins the final 3 1/2 years of this age called the “great tribulation” (Matt. 24:15–28).

Here are promises of God the church is completely unprepared for: “and the same horn [the little horn of 7:8] was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them” (Dan. 7:21); and in witness thereto, “It was granted to him [Antichrist] to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation” (Rev. 13:7).

But there’s good news for, “the people who know there God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits” (Dan. 11:32). God wants saints to be prepared for this very difficult time, but it requires believing Him. When Antichrist breaks his covenant, he makes war against the saints, but, “Then the woman [wise discerning saints] fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days” (Rev. 12:6).

Jesus Christ raises the righteous dead and gathers His saints, “at the last day” (John 6:40, 44, 54), “at the last trumpet” (1 Cor. 15:51–52), at, “the first resurrection” (Rev. 20:4–6), when “the Lord Himself will descend from heaven” (1 Thess. 4:16), “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31), because Christ, “must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything” (Acts 3:21). Though most of the church doesn’t believe these truths, do you?

Marlin J. Yoder

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