The Beast of Revelation 13: Antichrist
The Beast is more commonly known as the “antichrist.” While
the Bible talks about antichrists’ in the plural as a spiritual rejection
of Yeshua and the Father, there is a man who will be the summation of the
spirit of antichrist, or in place of Christ Himself. He will glorify himself
as God, declaring so in the rebuilt Jewish temple. That person is described
in scripture as the beast out of the sea.
He will head the Fourth Kingdom. I believe the first beast described
in Revelation 13 is actually an image of the antichrist kingdom. It is represented
by several heads that
represent the kingdoms of men historically. Since the completed beast
from the sea is ultimately controlled by one man, the beast from the sea
and his kingdom are essentially one in the same. Just as our head controls
our body, so too will the head control the final kingdom before Christ returns
in glory to put down all kingdoms and bring His own eternal kingdom.
There are actually two beasts that come, but they are not the same beast.
The characters in these end-time prophecies are:
- The antichrist (the political beast from the sea in Revelation 13:1-10)
false prophet (the spiritual beast from the earth in Revelation
Life to the Image
of the Beast |
Mark of the Beast |
Overview of the antichrist
- Revelation 17:8: – Ascends out of bottomless pit into perdition,
- Revelation 13:2: – “...the
dragon gave him his power, and
his seat, and great authority.”
- Daniel 7:25 | Revelation 13:3-5: – Reign lasts 3.5 years/42
months/1260 days starting at the abomination of desolation
(3½ years – the last half of the
70th week of Daniel)
- Daniel 7:25 | Revelation 12:17: – He’s given the opportunity
and power to make war with, and overcome the saints. He’s also
given power over the whole world.
- Daniel 7:3-8: – Four beasts, backwards track through time
- Antichrist’s kingdom (Future:
Daniel 7:7-8 – ???)
- Like a leopard (Historical: Daniel
7:6 – Greece)
- Feet as a bear (Historical: Daniel
7:5 – Persia)
- Mouth as a lion (Historical:
Daniel 7:4 – Babylon)
- Revelation 13:3-4: – 7th head wounded
to death and healed, becoming the 8th, and
the world then wonders after the beast.
- Revelation 17:9: – 7 Heads = 7 mountains the woman sits on.
- Revelation 17:10-11: – 7 kings (Leaders of the 7 historical
kingdoms [7 mountains] over which the woman [Mystery Babylon] controlled)
- 5 fallen (Past “antichrist’s” controlling
- 1 is (Current wave of rebellion and apostasy? Falling away?
- 1 is not yet come (when he comes, continues short while. He
then receives his head wound and comes back. (Revelation 13:3 Hence, “And
the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of
the seven, and goeth into perdition”)
- Revelation 17:12-14: – 10 Horns = 10 kings without kingdoms
for one hour with the first beast, the antichrist.
- They give their power to the beast.
- They hate the woman riding the beast (Revelation 17:16-17)
- 10 Crowns upon the 10 horns = Authority and ruler ship of the
10 horns which they give to the beast. (What
do with their crowns before Christ. Revelation 4:10-11)
- 10 clay toes of Daniel 2:41-44?
- Daniel 7:20, Revelation 13:5: – will be an intellectual capable
of speaking great words
- Daniel 7:20, Daniel 8:23: – will look more stout (or great)
than his fellows
- Daniel 8:24, Revelation 13:7: – will be a military genius
- Daniel 9:27: – will be a tactful diplomat capable of gathering
many people to unite in action alongside him
- Daniel 8:25, Daniel 9:27: – will, ironically, be seen as a
- Daniel 8:25, 2 Thessalonians 2:4: – will be exceedingly arrogant
and self-worshipping, whether it seems so initially or not
- Revelation 13:7, Zechariah 13:8-9, Revelation 12:17: – will
despise both Jews and Christians, which will not, in all likelihood,
be apparent initially
The coming up out of the waters reminded me of these passages in Revelation
17, where the beast [antichrist] is mentioned again. We also see the addition
of another member, the
rides the beast.
Use of the Term “Antichrist”
There is a belief that there is not a single man who is called the “antichrist”
by some believers. Rather, that the term is associated with a spiritual
alignment apart from God’s Truth through Christ that is not literally
fulfilled in a future man but is spiritual and continual in nature. My view
is in agreement with this while also recognizing that there is a future
man called the man of sin, son of perdition and other such terms in Bible
prophecy who I also term as the future “antichrist.”
1 John 2:18
Little children, it
is the last time: and as ye have heard
that antichrist shall come,
even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it
is the last time.
1 John 2:22
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?
He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
1 John 4:3
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ
is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist,
whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already
is it in the world.
2 John 1:7
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not
that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
Truly the majority of these passages use the term antichrist as a spiritual
alignment anyone can take that denies that Yeshua is the Christ come in
the flesh or denies He is the Son of the Father in heaven. However we are
also told in the first example that, “ye
have heard that antichrist shall come...” in context to the
last time and knowing it is at hand. This is contrasted with the many antichrists
already meaning that while the spiritual aspect of this seen in the last
three examples is true and doesn’t speak of a future instance that
stands apart, there is also an antichrist that shall come.
This is the future “man of sin,” or “son of perdition”
spoken of in scripture that will be touched on below. He will deny Yeshua
is the Christ and furthermore set himself up as an idol to be worshipped
declaring himself to be God. He will be the cause of great tribulation and
the instrument of the dragon’s wrath on Israel and all of God’s
people on the earth.
Whether comfortable using the term antichrist to describe him or not,
this page is focused on this future man and by using the term antichrist
to describe him I am referring to this future literal figure that will be
further described in scripture on this page who will be the ultimate fulfillment
of denial of the Father and Son, replacing himself as God and demanding
worship from the whole world or death.
The Antichrist: the Head of the Beast from the Sea
And I stood upon
the sand of the sea, and saw a beast
rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and
upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and
his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a
lion: and the dragon gave him
his power, and his seat, and great authority. 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. And they worshipped the dragon which
gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who
is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there
was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and
power was given unto him to continue forty and
two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God,
to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome
them: Revelation 12:17
and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names
are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain
from the foundation of the world. If any
man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth
into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword
must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of
This passage is clear that there is a literal man in the future who will
be given power and authority by the dragon, Lucifer, for 42 months and rule
over the earth that will be worshipping him.
I believe the antichrist rising from Europe is evident from Nebuchadnezzar’s
dream interpreted by Daniel in
2. There were several sections to the statue. The only two sections
which contained the same metal were the two legs which we know as the Roman
Empire, Eastern and Western legs. The feet and 10 toes also contain iron,
but this time it is partly strong and partly weak for the mixing of “their”
seed with the seed of men. Daniel 2:41-44 Whatever that ends up meaning,
it’s still the same metal.
In keeping with the symbology of the Eastern and Western legs of the
Roman Empire, it would appear that the iron and clay feet and toes would
also be a combination of the East and West, which helps explain where I
believe the prophecy regarding the false prophet may be pointing to.
This fits with what the
Daniel’s 70 weeks Bible study explains. Here is the relevant excerpt:
And after threescore
and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and
the people of the prince
that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;
and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the
war desolations are determined.
+ 62 weeks = 69 weeks
So what this is saying is after the 69 weeks (483
is accomplished, the Messiah would be killed, not for Himself. Christ
died on the cross for your sins! The triumphal entry was the end of
the 69th week. Christ was crucified on Passover, April 10, 32 AD, four
days after the triumphal entry. However, all of
verse 24 was not fulfilled 7 years after the triumphal entry. That
tells us several things when we put it together.
- The 69 and 70th weeks of prophecy are
not consecutive (there’s an unknown gap of time implied through
- Christ’s crucifixion was outside the scope of Daniel’s
70 weeks prophecy, having occurred several days after the end of
the 69th week and nowhere near the middle
of the seven years.
“The people of the prince” - We know who the people are
because they destroyed the temple and we know the Romans destroyed the
temple in 70 AD. There is some research pointing to the actual people
in the army being conscripted from the surrounding Arab peoples.
Who is the prince? According to scripture, he wasn’t there.
The Bible says “the people of the prince that
shall come...” This indicates
he is not yet there. The people of this prince attack the Jews, Jerusalem,
and their temple, but the prince is not yet there. Is this an allusion
to the revived Roman empire of the end times headed by the prince (antichrist)
yet to come? I believe it is. Verse 27 addresses “the
prince that shall come.”
Another primary scripture showing a future man who will be the fulfillment
of this antichrist to come is found in the letter to the church of Thessalonica.
This is a second letter expounding on some ideas presented in Paul’s
previous letter to them regarding the coming day of the Lord. 1 Thessalonians
The membership going through persecution was afraid that the salvation
promised from the wrath to come had passed and so they had been left behind.
This idea is covered more in the
harpazo Bible study,
more specifically the timing according to scripture of the pre-wrath harpazo
of the bride. For this topic the focus is on the identity of a future person
and what he will do.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by
our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind,
or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from
us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let
no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except
there come a falling away first, and that man of sin
be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth
himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped;
so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing
himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that,
when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
And now ye know what withholdeth that
he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery
of iniquity doth already work: only he who now
letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then
shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord
shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the
brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working
of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness
of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the
love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God
shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That
they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure
This passage lays out many aspects of this antichrist to come. He is
called the “man of sin,” “son
of perdition,” and “that wicked.”
All of these point to what he is going to do and his concealing until that
time by the restrainer.
He will exalt himself above all that is called God or worshipped, sitting
in the temple of God saying that he is God. This also speaks to the
of the temple spoken of in Revelation 11:1-2 as well.
This blasphemy is spoken of elsewhere in scripture pointing to this time
also called the abomination of desolation. This is where an idol is placed
in the Holy of Holies. The man of sin sets himself up as an idol
to be worshipped and this is the main thrust of his 42 month reign of forcing
people to worship him, the war on the saints.
And the ten horns
out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall
rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall
subdue three kings. And he shall speak
great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of
the most High, and think to change times and laws: and
they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing
This “time and times and the dividing
of time” is 3½ years, or 42 months, referred to in Revelation
13:5. And in addition to this beast from the sea, there will be a man called
the false prophet who acts as an enforcer of the antichrist’s policies
and enforces worship of both the beast and the dragon who gives them both
And I beheld
another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like
a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power
of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and
them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly
wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that
he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles
which he had power to do in the sight of the beast;
saying to them that dwell on the earth, that
they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a
sword, and did live. And he had power to give life
unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both
speak, and cause that as many as would not worship
the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth
all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive
a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might
buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or
the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding
count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his
number is Six hundred threescore and six.
All of this speaks to a literal time in the future where two literal
men will work in conjunction with the dragon that gives them their power
to overcome the saints on the earth and kill all those who refuse to worship
them and force them to take a mark of loyalty to the beast, the
mark of the beast.
Where is he coming from?
I’ve already stated my belief that the antichrist comes from the
revived Roman Empire, but that is not the only view and I could very
well be wrong. There’s a possibility of a
and some believe a
will rise on the scene. There is also a view that the man of sin will have
Antichrist coming from ancient Greece?
And as I was considering,
behold, an he goat came from the west on the
face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had
a notable horn between his eyes. And he came to the ram that had two horns, which
I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of
his power. And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved
with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns:
and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him
down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could
deliver the ram out of his hand. Therefore the he goat waxed very
great: and when he was strong, the great horn
was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds
of heaven. And out of one
of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward
the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And
it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of
the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. Yea,
he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and
by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and
the place of the sanctuary was cast down. And an host was given
him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression,
and it cast
down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
So he came
near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my
face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man:
for at the time of the end shall be
the vision. Now as he was speaking with me, I was in
a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set
me upright. And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be
in the last end of the indignation: for
at the time appointed the end shall be. The
ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And
the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that
is between his eyes is the first king. Now that being
broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out
of the nation, but not in his power. And
in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come
to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences,
shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty,
but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall
prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And
through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand;
and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy
many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall
be broken without hand.
Here we see that the goat is the Grecian empire. The notable horn between
his eyes is Alexander the Great, who conquered Medo-Persia. This is the
belly and thighs of brass kingdom from Daniel 2. When Alexander
the Great died, his four generals divided his kingdom, the four horns.
Where I believe the Bible says the antichrist comes from the Grecian
kingdom is the next verse that says a little horn came from one of these
four horns, the Seleucid Empire. However, the timing of the rising
of this little horn is stated later as the latter time of their kingdom, “for
at the time of the end shall be the vision.”
“Many Christian teachers have taught that the Antichrist will emerge from
the Roman Empire and then rule over most parts, if not all, of Europe.
Thus, his empire will be a revived version of the Roman Empire. For
an idea of what the Roman Empire looked like, see this
It stretched from Spain to Mesopotamia and Assyria (modern day Iraq).
Chapter 8, we read of another of Daniel’s vision that concerns
the End Times. In this chapter, Daniel saw a two-horned ram that was
attacked by a goat and killing the ram. Then the large horn of the goat
was broken, and in its place four horns took its place. The Angel Gabriel
identified that the ram was the Medo-Persian Empire (Daniel 8:20), and
the goat the Greek Empire (Daniel 8:21).
When Alexander the
Great died at the young age of 33 (“at
the height of his power”) (Daniel 8:8), his empire
was divided by his four generals (Daniel 8:8): Seleucus (Seleucid
Empire), Ptolemy (Egypt), Lysimachos (Thrace) and Cassander
(Macedon and Greece). See
this map for this partition.
The Seleucid Empire has its
capitol over Babylon and was the largest of the four. It is also the
one that the Bible described concerning the Antichrist:
one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power
to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land.
(Daniel 8:9) “Beautiful Land” of course refers to the land
of Israel. Thus, we can see that this “little horn” comes
from the geographic region of the Seleucid Empire.
also seen that the description of the little horn also fit somewhat
Antiochus IV Epiphanes, a ruthless Seleucid king who desecrated the
Jewish Temple by sacrificing a pig on its altar and setting up a statue
of Zeus. However, the problem of simply treating the passage as dealing
with Antiochus is that the Angel Gabriel explicitly told Daniel that “the
vision concerns the time of the end”
(Daniel 8:17), and the visions concern “what
will happen later in the time of wrath because
the vision concerns the appointed time of the
end” (Daniel 8:19). It’s fulfillment,
therefore, is two-fold, one concerning Antiochus and the other the Antichrist “at
the appointed time of the end”. It is clear that Antiochus
IV Epiphanes was, at the most, a prototype of the Antichrist that is
I believe that the antichrist comes from the revived Roman Empire, heading
the end-time alliance of nations, which I believe to be the
European Union today. I believe this is the
Fourth Kingdom of Daniel 7. There is a possibility also that while the
antichrist will rise to power in the revived Roman Empire, that his lineage
comes from the Seleucid Empire.
Yellow area is the
Antichrist coming from Turkey?
I’ve have a hard time with the antichrist coming out of Turkey
or Iran for the following reasons.
And the word of
the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog,
the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy
against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against
thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
Meshech is Turkey (Ancient Muschki and Musku in Cilicia
Tubal is Turkey and also southern Russia and Iran (Ancient
Tubalu in Cappadocia.)
The antichrist is supposed to confirm a covenant with many that allows
the temple to be rebuilt that he will later declare himself god in, but
not the God of his fathers.
he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard
any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall
he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall
he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant
To me, this is in direct opposition to any ideas of claiming to be Christ.
It is his claiming to be god that marks the attempted destruction of the
Jews. There wouldn’t be much point in saying he’s their Messiah
if he’s going to kill 2/3 of them.
It’s looking a lot like the
Gog/Magog invasion is being set up. Even to the extent that
Russian troops will be sent into Lebanon to keep the peace without disarming
Hezbollah. To me, it looks like a deception to have all the armies just
a few miles North of Jerusalem for easy and quick attack. They found Iranian
military in Lebanon already. That’s some of the major players in the
Gog/Magog invasion already deploying troops to Lebanon under what I believe
are false pretenses.
I could be wrong, but it’s too perfect and fits with the way they
work. Lay low with a good deception that lulls the enemy into a sense of
security (keeping Hezbollah from firing), then suddenly they all swarm in
on Israel. If this is the case, How would anyone from Turkey have any kind
of sway to bring peace in Israel when that nation has just failed an attempt
to wipe out Israel?
Pope’s Retreat Preacher Speaks on Antichrist as a “pacifist,
ecologist and ecumenist” (March 1, 2007)
are wondering what message Pope Benedict XVI was giving when he selected
retired Bologna archbishop Cardinal Giacomo Biffi to preach the annual
Lenten retreat to the Pope and the top members of the Vatican. Rocco
Palmo, expert Vatican reporter for The Tablet, the international Catholic
weekly published in London England has noted the significance of the
selection of the Lenten retreat preacher. “Since time immemorial
-- or, at least, the retreat’s heightened profile over the 20th
century -- the selection of the preacher has become a closely-watched
indicator of the prevailing winds in the papal apartment,” said
Palmo on his blog. “(T)he choice often falling to a voice the
Pope might like to tout... and not just for a higher prominence on the
preaching circuit.” Palmo added weight to his remarks noting that “Before
their respective elections to the papacy, both Joseph Ratzinger and
Karol Wojtyla were tapped to lead the annual exercises.” This
year’s selection when it became known created a stir since Cardinal
Biffi, while he is known for orthodox faith and frank words, is most
well known, at least in the secular media, for his preaching on the
Antichrist. In fact, the Times of London reported in 2004 that the Cardinal
described the Antichrist as “walking among us.” The Lenten
retreat did not disappoint. Cardinal Biffi picked up on his oft repeated
theme of the Antichrist, basing his remarks on the works of Vladimir
Soloviev, a Russian theologian who has received praise from Pope Benedict
prior to his elevation to the pontificate. Quoting Soloviev, the Cardinal
said “the Antichrist presents himself as pacifist, ecologist
and ecumenist.” “He will convoke an ecumenical
council and will seek the consensus of all the Christian confessions,
granting something to each one. The masses will follow him, with the
exception of small groups of Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants,”
he said according to a Zenit translation of a Vatican Radio summary
here. In his “Tale of the Antichrist” Solovyov foresees
that a small group of Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants will resist
and will say to the Antichrist: “You
give us everything, except what interests us, Jesus Christ.”
For Cardinal Biffi, this narrative is a warning: “Today,
in fact, we run the risk of having a Christianity which puts aside Jesus
with his cross and resurrection.” The 78-year-old cardinal
added that if Christians “limited themselves to speaking of shared
values they would be more accepted on television programs and in social
groups. But in this way, they will have renounced Jesus, the overwhelming
reality of the resurrection.” The cardinal said he believes that
this is “the danger that Christians face in our days …
the Son of God cannot be reduced to
a series of good projects sanctioned by the prevailing worldly mentality.”
The preacher of the Spiritual Exercises added that “there are
relative values, such as solidarity, love of peace and respect for nature.
If these become absolute, uprooting or even opposing the proclamation
of the event of salvation, then these values become an instigation to
idolatry and obstacles on the way of salvation.” Cardinal Biffi
affirmed that “if Christianity -- on opening itself to
the world and dialoguing with all -- dilutes the salvific event, it
closes itself to a personal relationship with Jesus and places itself
on the side of the Antichrist.” Cardinal Biffi’s
reflections, in fact, are very similar to remarks Pope Benedict made
last Fall in a meeting with Swiss Bishops. While Pope Benedict did not
speak of the Antichrist, he spoke of a new false or “substitute”
religion, calling it also a “successor” of religion. “Modern
society is not simply without morality, but it has, so to speak, ‘discovered’
and professes a part of morality,” the Pope told the Swiss bishops. “These
are the great themes of peace, non-violence, justice for all, concern
for the poor, and respect for creation.”
However, the Pope warned that these “great
moral themes” have “become an ethical complex that, precisely
as a political force, has great power and constitutes for many the substitute
for religion, or its successor.” “It is only if human life
is respected from conception to death that the ethics of peace is also
possible and credible,” concluded the Pope. “It is only
then that non-violence can express itself in every direction; only then
that we truly welcome creation, and only then that we can arrive at
Possible Future Fulfillment?
I believe that the “deadly wound by the sword” may happen
as a result of the abomination of desolation. This abomination of desolation
Michael the Archangel
standing up (Daniel 12:1 | 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8) when he goes to heaven
to cast the dragon and fallen angels to the earth as revealed in Revelation
12:7-9; 13. I believe, like the Maccabean revolt, the Jews will realize
that the great peacemaker is not who he seems when he declares himself God
in their temple. Currently it is difficult to see such a secular liberal
Israel getting upset, but I believe there are several events that come before
that will shift the spiritual state of the nation of Israel prior to the
rebuilding of the temple.
The dragon, having just been cast out of heaven will heal the deadly
wound of the beast (7th head) and the world will
be amazed. In retaliation, the newly revived and dragon-controlled beast
(8th head of the seven now controlling global politics
through emergency powers) will order the genocide of all Jews in Judea because
of the assassination attempt. They will be viewed by the New World Order
as the intolerant “destroyers of civilization” that the
Alliance of Civilizations will be working against.
I believe the false prophet may be the
12th Mahdi and with signs and lying wonders he will direct the worship
of Muslims to the antichrist. When the antichrist orders the complete destruction
of Israel, their stated goal of wiping Israel off the map, they will probably
be worked into a fervor and go through Jerusalem and Judea like a wave of
murder, Joel 2:1-11 killing 2/3 of Israel. Zechariah 13:8-9
This starts the
time of Jacob’s
trouble of Matthew 24:15-22. That’s why Christ said for them in
Judea to run to the mountains when they see the abomination of desolation.
Because soon after that, the antichrist will order the genocide of the Jews
for their revolt.
Life to the Image of the Beast
2 Corinthians 11:13-15
are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into
apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself
into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers
also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end
will be according to their works.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth;
and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth
all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and
them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound
was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come
down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them
that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had
power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on
the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the
wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power
to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast
should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image
of the beast should be killed.
And he had power
to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast
should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image
of the beast should be killed.
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Mark of the Beast
And he causeth
all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive
a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might
buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or
the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of
the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred
threescore and six.
“The age of Nations must end... The Government of nations has decided to order
their separate sovereignties into one government to which they surrender
their arms.” | United Nation’s
“Christ is the same force as
Lucifer but moving in seemingly the opposite direction. Lucifer moves
in to create the light within through the pressure of experience. Christ
moves to release that light, that wisdom, that love into creation...
Lucifer, like Christ, stands at the door of man’s consciousness
and knocks. If man says, ‘Go away because I do not like what you
represent. I am afraid of you,’ Lucifer will play tricks on that
fellow. If man says, ‘Come in, and I will give to you the treat
of my love and understanding and I will uplift you in the light and
presences of the Christ, my outflow,’ then Lucifer becomes something
else again. He becomes the being who carries that great treat, the ultimate
treat, the light of wisdom. [Lucifer] is the light giver. … He stands
no longer as the tester or the tempter but as the great initiator, the
one who hands the soul over to the Christ and from the Christ on into
even greater realms. … Lucifer works within each of us to bring us to
wholeness, and as we move into a New Age, which is the age of man’s
wholeness, each of us in some way is brought to that point which I term
the Luciferic initiation, the particular doorway through which the individual
must pass if he is to come fully into the presence of his light and
his wholeness. … At some point each of us faces the presence of Lucifer.
We either fear it when we come to grips with what we term ancient evil
or the spirit of darkness, or we move throughit and realize that we
are each of us light and dark. … When we do accept it, we can emerge
into the radiance of our inner light, the light that can never be extinguished.
… Lucifer comes to give to us the final gift of wholeness. If we accept
it then he is free and we are free. That is the Luciferic initiation.
It is one that many people now, and in the days ahead, will be facing,
for it is an initiation in the New Age. … In the New Age consciousness
there is not good and evil.” | David
Spangler, Lorian Association,
Reflections on the Christ, Findhorn Publications p. 40, 44-45,
A warning to everyone regarding this from the Bible, don’t take
the mark if you are here when it is implemented. It shows a lack of faith
in God and a reliance on man instead and the desire to save the physical
life will result in losing your eternal life, a bad trade-off for
maybe a few years.
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 ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they
have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and
whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the
patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of
God, and the faith of Jesus.
Technology and Restrictions on Buying and Selling
The mark of the beast is a sign of allegiance to the man of sin and his
new world order. I believe this will be a choice, not something that will
be done against one’s will, and a strong influence in people making
that choice will be the ability to buy and sell. So how would it be possible
to restrict the ability to buy and sell?
I think we've already seen the issues of credit card fraud and banking
security lead to a desire for a more secure system. Moreover physical currency
is inherently more free than electronic currency...and more expensive to
EU Set to Move ‘Internet of Things’ Closer to Reality Old-Thinker
News (October 31, 2008)
SEPA goes live European Central Bank (January 28, 2008) Speech by
Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB Launch
event organised by the European Commission, the European Central Bank
and the European Payments Council
The countdown is over! Today,
28 January 2008, SEPA goes live! I am pleased to welcome you all to
the launch of SEPA. First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity
to thank the European Commission for hosting today’s event and
for its cooperation over the last few years, the fruit of which can
been seen today as SEPA comes to life. Those who have made SEPA a reality,
the banks and the service providers are here tonight and I would like
to congratulate them all. Let me also mention the work of the Council
and the European Parliament that has contributed to making SEPA a reality.
Nine years ago we introduced the single currency. Today, we
launch SEPA – another important step in European integration. But let
me assure you: today is only just the beginning! SEPA is all about integration,
harmonisation and modernisation. It is a natural consequence of the
single currency and a major step in the creation of the Single Market.
That is why the ECB has supported the project closely over the past
six years. Today’s launch is the first visible result. A single
currency – with a single set of payment instruments – in a single euro
payments area. With SEPA, this becomes a reality. And we, as euro area
citizens, will be able to make euro payments as cheaply, as easily and
as safely as we do national payments. All euro payments will be “domestic”;
finally, there will be no difference between sending a payment from
Rome to Dublin or from Brussels to Antwerp. We can now make payments
not only with euro notes and coins, but harmonised electronic payments
by European credit transfer, direct debit and payment card as well.
An important milestone has been reached today with the launch
of “SEPA Credit Transfer”. We are now able to send euro
payments quickly, and in the same way, to any beneficiary in Europe.
This will be followed by “SEPA Direct Debit” before
the end of 2009. As a result, we will be able to make direct debit payments
across Europe, as if no borders existed. With the “SEPA
Cards Framework”, extensive changes await the European cards market.
The ECB expects a new European card scheme to emerge, harmonising card
payments across Europe. That said, efficient national card schemes should
not vanish, leaving the cards market entirely to international card
schemes. Let’s work together and use the experience of the national
schemes to devise a new European card scheme. Together, these three
payment instruments make up SEPA, our key to a door behind which many
opportunities lie. Once the door is open we will still have a mountain
to climb. But if we are willing to take up the challenge and use SEPA
with innovative thinking, we can reap the full benefit. Let
me stress: we do not envision opening the door only to sit back and
admire the great many opportunities on the other side. Let’s climb
the mountain, discover the opportunities and progress onwards and upwards.
Let’s complement the SEPA instruments with innovative services,
such as online and mobile payment initiation, e-invoicing and e-reconciliation.
By combining these services with SEPA instruments,
we eliminate paper and the payment process becomes fully electronic.
End-users will spend less time on payments – and, as we all know, time
means money. BBut how will you benefit from SEPA?
Corporates – make fast European transactions, simplify
your payment handling and consolidate your liquidity management. SEPA’s
harmonised services can optimise your payment process. So, request these
services from your banks and service providers.
– you will experience the same benefits as corporates. But that’s
not all. SEPA can help drive e-Government and e-procurement, thereby
promoting efficient public services. By adopting SEPA at an early stage,
you will extend its benefits to society at large.
one bank account and one set of payment instruments is all you need.
As with euro notes and coins, there will finally be no difference between
payments across Europe – all euro payments will be ”domestic”.
AAnd banks – you have developed and will form the basis of SEPA.
And SEPA can help you expand your business, as integration and harmonisation
will encourage competition. It is now up to you to use the opportunities
The launch of SEPA today is
a major step in creating the Single Market and represents a significant
contribution to the Lisbon agenda and a more competitive Europe. It
has not been easy to arrive at where we are today – SEPA has been a
formidable challenge, but formidable challenges make us stronger. It
is not time to sit back in admiration; it is time to use SEPA.
So, let’s rise to the challenge; let’s
use SEPA, our key; and let’s discover the great many opportunities
that lie on the other side of that door.
French Bulldog is Catalyst for Investigation of Microchip-Cancer Connection Spychips.org (September
Could a microchip implant like the VeriChip
cause cancer? A French Bulldog named Léon was the catalyst for new questions
about the safety of RFID implants. OOne year ago, Léon’s
owner contacted me with startling news. She believed that her dog’s
cancerous tumor and his untimely death might have been caused by a microchip
implant. This was not just idle talk by a grieving dog owner grasping
at straws to figure out why she had been robbed of her constant companion.
This was a gutsy lady who refused to allow the vet to simply cremate
the evidence. This lady prefers to be known only by her first name of “Jeanne,”
so the Associated Press couldn’t credit her properly as the original
source for some of the explosive information in its article “Chip
Implants Linked to Animal Tumors,” but I have the leeway in this
forum to share the behind-the-scenes story. Jeanne spent a small fortune
trying to cure her ailing French bulldog, Léon, after he was diagnosed
with cancer in 2004. When medical interventions failed and Léon passed
away, she decided to hunt for the reason the fatal tumor in his body
was attached to the glass-encapsulated microchip that had been injected
into his neck for identification purposes. Jeanne located a team of
researchers in Italy who agreed to test tissue samples from a biopsy
of Léon’s tumor to determine if the microchip was implicated in
his aggressive cancer. They documented their findings in a 2006 paper
entitled, “Fibrosarcoma with Typical Features of Postinjection
Sarcoma at Site of Microchip Implant in a Dog: Histologic and Immunohistochemical
Study.” The full text is available online
here. Since Léon’s suspicious cancer was not enough evidence
to prove microchip implants were a threat, Jeanne decided to search
for other proof of a link. She unearthed scholarly animal studies documenting
a possible chip-cancer link and posted several of these at the
website that she formed as a tribute to Léon: Jeanne informed us
of this research and even faxed us copies of these studies as they were
difficult to obtain. Fortunately, my Spychips co-author Dr.
Katherine Albrecht had access to the Harvard library and was able to
take Jeanne’s work further, analyzing additional studies that
seemed to support a cancer-microchip link in animals. Sometime later,
AP Reporter Todd Lewan entered the picture, eager for an exclusive.
He used his press credentials to gain further information, tie up the
story with a perfect, documented bow, and broadcast it to media outlets
around the world. He and Katherine tirelessly pursued the truth that
you can now find published in the explosive AP story. I promised Jeanne
that Katherine and I would share the whole story, and that Léon would
be remembered for his contribution. Here’s to you, Jeanne and
Léon! I’m so sorry it took tragedy for this information to be
brought to light. I applaud your tenacity, bravery, and amazing research
AAnd the first
went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome
and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast,
and upon them which worshipped his image.
National ID? How about a global ID? Info World (August 10, 2007)
A little-known federation quietly lays the infrastructure
for a universal identity system that could eventually be implemented
nationally or internationally.. The Federation for Identity
and Cross-Credentialing Systems (FiXs) -- a little-known group of non-profits,
government contractors, commercial entities, and government agencies
-- has just unveiled a first-of-its-kind global infrastructure to support
distributed, integrated identity management and cross-credentialing
across organizations. The implementation combines several existing security
technologies along with a set of trusted models, policies, and operating
rules to insure the accurate identity of personnel accessing physical
sites or logical systems. Already in a pilot mode at a handful of government
agencies and defense contractors, the FiXs identity management initiative
does not have a hard date for broad deployment, although the impediments
do not appear to be technical. “The cultural gap with the public
in general is still too wide,” said Dr. Mike Mestrovich, President
of FiXs. “I think there would have to be a public consensus to
move us in that direction and I don’t see that happening until
at least 2009 or beyond.” Founded in 2004 and based in Fairfax,
Va., FiXs counts among its members the Department of Defense (DoD),
Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, EDS, and several others. Modeled after
secure electronic payment systems and initially implemented by the DoD’s
Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), the FiXs initiative meets the objectives
set forth in the October 2006 Homeland Security Presidential Directive
(HSPD-12). “Until now, cross-bordering policies between government
and industry had not been established,” said Mary Dixon, director
at the DMDC. The FiXs implementation does not assign roles, grant or
deny access, or otherwise act as a gatekeeper. Rather, the mission of
FiXs is simply to authenticate the identity of participants within its
member organizations. Once verified by FiXs, individual site managers
and systems administrators assign or designate access controls based
on the role of the individual and the policies of a given organization.
FiXs’ capabilities allow it to cross between both public and private
sector organizations using a federated trust model. The implementation
is available worldwide in local or remote settings via both wireless
and wired environments. Access is available in real time. An individual’s
specific identity data remains within their vetted source organization. “By
its very nature, the federated solution aids in privacy because there
is no central database and individual data can be stored in only one
[vetted] place,” Dr. Mestrovich said. Yet the distributed design
and cross-organizational model found in the FiXs implementation does
offer the possibility of a future national or international identity
management system that might cross borders and organizational boundaries. “The
federated approach can actually take the place of a mandated National
ID system,” Dr. Mestrovich stated.
“...this worldwide trend is not the private work of a few secret societies-
it is openly being pushed by 1000s of engineers and business people
and government bureaucrats, all over the world, that want to either
make money or save money. No secrecy involved- this FiXs membership
open to any business or group interested in making money on identity
solutions, or driving forward their desire to identify terrorists
or give security clearances (DoD and GSA) - this is being driven
by companies and groups that want to make money, not conspiracies.
This ought to be raising waaaaay more eyebrows than RealID.”
Alzheimer’s Care Center to Carry Out VeriChip Pilot RFID Journal (May
Care (ACC), a West Palm Beach, Fla., provider of support to Alzheimer’s
patients and their caretakers, will implant RFID chips in about 200
volunteers who are clients of the organization. The two-year project,
says Mary M. Barnes, president and CEO of ACC, will employ
VeriMed system to help identify patients who arrive at an emergency
room in an unresponsive state. ACC provides support to about 2,000 patients
suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. That includes a daycare center
for some patients, as well as visiting registered nurses, caregiver
education programs and support groups. One safety concern, Barnes says,
involves the lack of information available to medical personnel when
patients unable to speak for themselves are admitted to a hospital during
an emergency, unaccompanied by caregivers. In such circumstances, the
patients may receive inappropriate treatment because doctors are unaware
of any existing medical conditions. “I really am concerned about
the situation with Alzheimer’s patients dealing with losing the
ability to remember,” Barnes says. “This [loss of memory]
is so isolating that the effect on the patient and the caregiver is
very dramatic. In an acute situation, such as emergency medical services,
it can be even worse. There comes a point in a person’s illness
when you have to look at every safety measure available.” Alzheimer’s
Community Care considered a multitude of resources to reduce this risk,
says Barnes, including MedicAlert wristbands. Such wristbands, however,
can be removed or damaged, rendering them useless. Therefore, 10 months
ago, Barnes began speaking with Scott Silverman, now chairman and CEO
of VeriChip, about an RFID solution. Alzheimer’s Community Care
has formed a review board to generate the proper paperwork for the participants,
as well as other basic protocols, before beginning the project. Once
the board finishes its work and the project is launched, hospitals that
have VeriChip-trained staff and have implemented the procedures will
be able to access the medical histories of the 200 participating patients.
When an unresponsive patient enters the hospital, the staff can use
an RFID interrogator to scan that person’s arm. If the patient
has had a VeriMed chip embedded, the reader will indicate its ID number.
That number can then be inputted manually, or directed wirelessly to
the VeriMed Web-based database. If the hospital is an approved care
provider, it can immediately access the patient’s identification
and health records. more...