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Saturday, July 30, 2016

A New Look at the End Times


Researching and studying Biblical end-times prophecy is sometime I have done, off and on, for many years.  A few years ago, I stumbled upon an author named Chris White and studied two of his books entitled:  Mystery Babylon – When Jerusalem Embraces the Antichrist and False Christ: Will The Antichrist Claim to Be the Jewish Messiah.  These two particular books totally fascinated me because they appeared to almost completely explain the Revelation in understandable and Biblical terms that seemed to make sense to me at the time.  The information in these books, along with writings of Dr. Charles Cooper, inspired me to write a series of articles explaining the end-times scenario presented in the Revelation and Matthew 24. 

If you have read a few of my articles, including the series on Revelation and Matthew 24, on the Freedom from Delusion blog site, you may be aware of my past end-times doctrinal thoughts which are very similar to those of the Chris White books.  Much of this posted material has been removed because I can no longer classify it as accurate. During the past year or so I have withdrawn most direct support for my views of the recent past.  Not that I have totally abandoned all of them, but have placed them on a “wait and see what happens” scenario. 

The Revelation Beasts
The popular and much employed word “antichrist” only appears in the books of 1 John and 2 John.  The word never appears in the book of Revelation, yet it is used by many people and writers as the name of an end-times dictator who will conquer and subdue the majority of the world, kill Christians, instigate the mark of the beast, and declare himself to be “god”.  The exploits of an end-times “antichrist” which is used as an acronym for the Revelation 13 “beast”, has essentially been invented and hijacked by many people through the years by employing Biblical hints, innuendo, and a misunderstanding of a few scriptures.  Actually the concept of an “antichrist” has taken a life of its own.  Many politicians, among other well-known people, have been labeled as the antichrist for many odd and bizarre reasons.  For example, I can remember Ronald Reagan referred to as a candidate because there are six letters in each of the three parts of his name.

Daniel chapter 7 introduces 4 beasts.  Avoiding a commentary concerning Daniel 7, it will be said the four beasts are empires.  Although empires or kingdoms have a king or leader, the beasts themselves do not refer to a king but a vast empire.  These empires are only the ones involved with Israel/Judah and later various parts of the Church.  It is my opinion the two beasts introduced in Revelation 13 are not people but instead are empires, countries, or possibly a corporation or organization and they involve certain aspects of the Church.

The beasts listed in Daniel are symbolic.  They will not literally rise from the sea with multiple horns, heads, and wings.  Yet, many people and commentators insist the two beasts of Revelation 13 are literal men, or Satan incarnate, or someone or thing rising from the abyss (bottomless pit).  They believe these two men will unleash chaos, destruction, and death all across the planet.  Now, the dragon with ten heads is considered symbolic but the two beasts are believed to be real live entities, or so they say.  Do they believe a horde of demonic locusts will arise from the bottomless pit and sting people having the so-called mark of the beast?  Perhaps.  Actually very few of the so-called supernatural events depicted in the book are ever referred to except the identity of the two beasts.

As a side note, the locusts could be the Muslim immigrants unleashed upon what formerly was Christian Europe, Australia, and the USA which are only vaguely Christian today.

Dr. Stephen Jones
Dr. Stephen Jones is a bible teacher, not a pastor or preacher.  http://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/

He has an excellent command of the scriptures and his Gospel teachings are superb. I recommend his writings and they are free to read on the above listed website.  Other than Daniel 2 and 7, he interprets all the remainder of the book as historical generally concerning Greece and two of the four empires which emerged after the death of Alexander.  Dr. Jones also interprets the majority of the Revelation as historical and he does a first rate job.  However, this historical interpretation did not agree with me at the beginning and I approached it with a “wait and see” attitude as done with my original doctrine.

The Beasts Identified
With the details of Dr. Jones Revelation teaching, he identifies the first beast as being the Holy Roman empire which began when the western Roman empire expired.  During his time, Napoleon placed the pope in prison where he died.  Later, Napoleon thought he needed a pope to crown him as the Emperor so he resurrected the office with a new pope.

Revelation 13:3 KJV  And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

The Vatican, along with the Roman Catholic Church, is considered the first beast which rises from the sea.  Not all Catholic members are considered the beast, just the leadership, the rituals, the financing, and the propaganda.  This beast, at the total collapse of the Roman Empire, also became the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8 and continues even now.

Daniel 7:8 KJV  I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

The second beast from the earth is purported to be the Rothschild banking system.  The Rothschild family, at some point in the past after the pope was reinstated, supposedly-bank managed the wealth of the Roman Church until sometime in the recent past when the Roman Church created their own banking system.  If this new Roman bank is affiliated with the Rothschild’s is unknown to me.

The Kings of the East
The historical narrative only continues to a certain historical point and then sections become real time.  For example, the “kings of the east” is a current prophecy associated with Russia and China.  These nations are supposedly being used by God to assist in the fall of the banking, financial, mystery, Babylon.  As mentioned above, God has used certain empires and countries to do His will.  Russia and China would be comparable to Babylon, the Persians, and the Medes of the past.

Revelation 16:12 KJV  And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

From:  http://freedomfromdelusion.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-kings-of-east-russia-china.html   It is entirely possible the majority of the banking cartel may destroy itself through massive debt caused by greediness.  China and Russia are now setting up a system of trade payment that bypasses the Bretton Woods petroleum dollar.  Having recently purchased a huge amount of gold, China is attempting to establish a gold backed currency system.  Many countries have supposedly bought into this plan, although not the USA.

According to Benjamin Fulford, and a few others (probably parroting Fulford), a group of Chinese billionaires known by the name of “the White Dragon Society” is attempting to peacefully change the world for the good side.  This society is currently offering to give (or perhaps loan) large amounts of gold to various countries if they will transition to a gold backed currency, protect the environment, and beat their swords into plowshares.  This plan sounds somewhat similar to the Millennium Kingdom of God. 

Russia and China are also responsible for the creation of BRICS, the AIIB, and the SCO. The SCO is the new Shanghai Cooperation Agreement with China, Russia, and now Pakistan and India, previous long term enemies brought together at the time of the Brexit vote by a common rejection of the Cabal’s private central FIAT Banking system which they expect to fail.

The general premise of Dr. Jones historical system and his group’s interpretation of the end-times prophecies is that God will heal the earth through human agents.  The human agent agenda has been used throughout the Old Testament history.  God used several kingdoms and empires to accomplish His will including Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Media, Greece, and the Romans with some perceived supernatural elements added.

Benjamin Fulford
Mr. Fulford publishes a weekly newsletter describing so-called “behind the scenes” highly sensitive information that rarely ever appears in other news sources.  His information is extraordinary and would be great news if it actually came to pass.  However, it should be said, past reports have uncovered various scenarios that did not happen.

The latest Fulford report in outline form can be found at the following link:   http://freedomfromdelusion.blogspot.com/2016/07/fulford-report-outline.html

1 comment:

  1. Well, it's good to see a Bible commentator admit that he can change his views on prophecy and is open to new interpretations that make sense! In that vein, I offer you an alternate view of Rev 13, wherein I hope you'll see current events leap from the words of scripture! God bless your efforts to spread the truth.
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