Paul Taught That There would Be “A Great Falling Away From the Faith ”Not a Great Revival Before the Rapture and The 2nd Coming of Christ
October 17, 2020
HONESTLY – we Christians would do well -- just like the Bereans did – to question what is being taught today about the TRUE GOSPEL of Christ. For the Bereans questioned Paul and he was not upset with them AT ALL!!! ON THE CONTRARY -- Paul commended them for searching the Scriptures to see if what he was teaching compared to Christ’s Word and True Gospel. And a good question to ask all of those praying with Franklin Graham at the September 26th Prayer Walk-- which included Greg Laurie who was praying specifically for REVIVAL – is who they think “The Man of Sin” is in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2???!!!
And if they believe that “The Man of Sin” and “The Son of Perdition” is One Particular Man who will be REVEALED as “THE ANTICHRIST” AFTER the Rapture of the Church – then in all due respect they are NOT teaching what Paul taught in 2ndThessalonians Chapter 2 about who Christ REVEALED to him was “The Man of Sin.” For Paul taught that ALL those who are NOT saved are men of sin and have Satan’s Spirit of ANTI-CHRIST indwelling them which makes them more ANTI-CHRIST than PRO-CHRIST in fighting against Christ and His True Gospel just like the Pharisees and the Sadducees did!!!
And whether those supporting the ever-so-popular Eschatology of Man today which is based on the Gospel of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism realize it or NOT – their being AT WAR with Christ and His True Gospel concerning His 2ndComing and the events leading up to it -- is exactly what Christ condemned the Pharisees and the Sadducees for when they too were AT WAR with Christ and His True Gospel concerning His 1st Coming. And CLEARLY -- no one is getting Raptured believing in a False Gospel -- or what’s even worse -- teaching a False Gospel. Which is WHY in this Commentary I will be defending what Christ REVEALED to Paul about THE RAPTURE and the events leading up to it – for Paul was 100% faithful to THE TRUTH of Christ’s True Gospel on the TOPIC OF THE RAPTURE and the Timing of it when Paul prophesied from Christ Himself that THE RAPTURE will take place on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Human History called
“The Day of the Lord.”
And AGAIN -- in all due respect to both Franklin Graham and Greg Laurie and so many other World Renowned Bible Prophecy Experts that were at that Prayer March on September 26– it needs to be reiterated that the Apostle Paul prophesied that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST living before His 2nd Coming would be going through the prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION that Christ Himself prophesied we “Elect” would be going through. And that it would NOT be a time of Great Revival – HARDLY!!! -- but a time of the Great “falling away” from the faith and THE TRUE GOSPEL of Christ.
And also that it would NOT be a time to pray for Christ to Return to bring about the restoration of the Nation of Israel as I’m sure was high on the list of prayers that were being prayed at the Prayer March on September 26.
For Christ standing up in Jerusalem at The Feast of Tabernacles on the last day of that Feast at His 1st Coming offering “living waters” to all who would believe in Him and His True Gospel -- fulfilled BOTH of the prophecies of Daniel 9:27 and The Feast of Tabernacles. And it just can’t be reiterated enough that those prophesies illustrated that the True Spiritual Israel of God -- which is THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST that Christ chose to save before the foundation of the World made up of Jews and Gentiles out of every Nation on Earth -- should look to Him for our salvation and deliverance.
And Christ’s True Gospel explicitly teaches that the last 7th Feast celebrated His body which was the Tabernacle of David that brought renewal and RESTORATION to ALL of us in the True Spiritual Israel of God and instituted the start of the Messianic Age and the Millennial reign of Christ which was inaugurated at the Cross. And that Millennial Kingdom that was restored at the Cross is TODAY about to be CONSUMMATED soon at the 2nd Coming of Christ.
CLEARLY – there is NO mention of a Great Revival in 2ndThessalonians Chapter 2 -- but there is definitely the prophecy of “a great falling away from the faith” and the TRUE GOSPEL OF CHRIST before the 2nd Coming of Christ to Rapture us “Elect” on the LAST DAY!!! And what Christ wanted us living before His soon 2nd Coming to understand through Paul -- was that there would be a time of GREAT DECEPTION and APOSTASY caused by the teaching of False Gospels in the External Global Harlot Church which would be GREATER than the world has ever seen or experienced before -- and greater than the world will ever see again – NOT A WORLDWIDE REVIVAL!!!
And the reason WHY it will be greater than it will ever be again -- is because it occurs preceding the Lord’s 2nd Coming when Christ had Paul and John REVEAL that SATAN is LOOSED specifically for the purpose of DECEIVING those without the INVISIBLE “seal” of God on their foreheads. And once that deceiving takes place and the Great Tribulation ends with “The Day of the Lord” – then the World will end also!!! That “The Day of the Lord” is THE END OF THE WORLD was made explicitly clear when Christ REVEALED to Peter that the whole Earth and Universe will be destroyed on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity when we read:
“But The Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the Heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the Earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.” (2nd Peter 3:10)
And that means that there are NO MORE DAYS after “The Day of the Lord.”
THINK ABOUT IT!!!
The Great Awakening and Revival That Needs to Take Place!!!
It just can’t be reiterated enough that both Paul and John prophesied from the Lord that THE RAPTURE will NOT take place until after this Final Spiritual Battle which is causing today’s GREAT TRIBULATION – NOT a Great Revival. And that it is SATAN and his Army of “Magog” who are now HELL BENT in Waging WAR in the Final Battle of the SPIRITUAL WARFARE that has been raging between the Kingdom of Satan and the Kingdom of Christ since the Garden of Eden. And HONESTLY – if there is an AWAKENING or REVIVAL AT ALL – it should be an awakening that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST had better be strapping on the Armor of God as Paul laid out in Ephesians Chapter 6 because we are in THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES here on Earth before the 2nd Coming of Christ to DELIVER AND RAPTURE us on the LAST DAY of this Human Race which is “The Day of the Lord.”
Christ’s TRUE GOSPEL teaches that from the time of the Rebellion of Satan in Heaven that there has been SPIRITUAL WARFARE raging between the Kingdom of Satan and the Kingdom of Christ which spilled over to Earth in the Garden of Eden when Satan was cast out of Heaven. And the Bible is the written record of the SPIRITUAL WARFARE between these 2 Spiritual Kingdoms. And that means that everyone on Earth today is part of this Final Spiritual Battle being in one of these 2 Spiritual Kingdoms since NO ONE has been RAPTURED YET. THINK ABOUT IT!!!
While this is NOT what Man’s False Eschatology teaches – it is however what “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology teaches – that SATAN is “THE ANTICHRIST” leading this Final Rebellion and that EVERYONE living on Earth today is in this Final Spiritual Battle without anyone being RAPTURED until Christ has defeated Satan and his Army of “Sons of Perdition”!!!
In other words -- BOTH Revelation Chapter 20 and 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 prophesy this time of Christ’s 2ndComing when Satan – NOT One Particular Man of the Future – but SATAN!!! -- is REVEALED to be “THE ANTICHRIST” when he is LOOSED from HELL to lead the Final Rebellion on Earth that is occurring right now if one has THE MIND OF CHRIST to understand this Rapture Truth of the TIMING OF THE RAPTURE. That “The Day of the Lord” -- which is the LAST DAY when Christ will return to deliver and Rapture us “Elect” -- will NOT occur until Christ and those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST in His Christian Army on Earth today have DEFEATED Satan and his Army of “Magog” in this Final Spiritual Battle.
And CLEARLY -- Christ REVEALED to Paul through His Holy Spirit and John through his 7th vision that Satan’s VAST ARMY of “Magog” is made up of the 2/3 Remnant of this World that Christ REVEALED to Zechariah that He chose NOT to save who exist in Satan’s SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” in their unsaved soul existence on Earth today. And these unsaved souls have all ALREADY been invisibly marked by Christ with “THE MARK OF THE BEAST.” And it just can’t be reiterated enough that John saw this Final Battle of GOOD AND EVIL and TRUTH AND LIES was a SPIRITUAL BATTLE -- NOT a physical Battle which Christ intends to WIN as He REVEALED to John. And so should all of us in Christ’s Christian Army be in it to WIN IT also -- for NO ONE is getting Raptured until Satan is DEFEATED!!!
Satan is “The Antichrist” According to What Christ Revealed To Both Paul and John
Not One Particular Man of the Future!!!
The prophecy of “THE ANTICHRIST” is quite possibly the most misunderstood prophecy in all of Christendom. And this is no doubt exacerbated in this now 21st Century by the ever-so-popular False Eschatology of Man that is based on Dispensational Pre-Millennialism which confuses private interpretations of what man has “read into” Scripture from what is actually read in Scripture. And that means that Chapters like Daniel 7-9 and what Christ REVEALED to Daniel was the prophecy of “the little horn” -- with of course what Christ REVEALED to Paul in 2ndThessalonians Chapter 2 about Satan’s Spirit of ANTICHRIST working within “The Man of Sin” -- have been GREATLY misrepresented by Man’s False Eschatology. For what Christ wanted to convey with “The Sons of Perdition” in Satan’s Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” – is that they would near the END OF THE WORLD be deceived by SATAN into MAKING WAR with Christ in a Final Rebellion BEFORE “The Day of the Lord.”
And while the visions of Daniel and Ezekiel and John ALL identify Satan as “the little horn” and also “Gog” and “the 8thKing” – along with terms like “The Dragon” and of course “THE BEAST” who is “THE ANTICHRIST” which is the SPIRIT OF SATAN – in the remainder of this Commentary I pray that I can REVEAL through Christ’s Word and Holy Spirit that SATAN IS “THE ANTICHRIST” that Paul Prophesied in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 who would be LOOSED to sit in the External Global Apostate Harlot Church ruling there as if HE WERE GOD before the 2ndComing of Christ!!! And that it was NEVER prophesied by Paul that One Particular Man of the Future would lead this Final Rebellion against Christ and those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST AFTER THE RAPTURE – but SATAN!!! For NOTHING happens after the Rapture since it takes place on the LAST DAY of this Human Race which Peter called “The Day of the Lord” when the Final Judgment will take place and the whole Earth and Universe will be destroyed by FIRE!!!
And that’s WHY Christ had Paul prophesy that one of the EVENTS that would precede THE RAPTURE and His 2nd Coming would be that “The Man of Sin” which describes “The Sons of Perdition” in Satan’s SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” will be REVEALED to the whole world at “the proper time” when Christ would be bringing this City of Satan down to ruins as we read in Revelation Chapter 18. And that this “proper time” is the time that Paul prophesied Satan would be LOOSED to fight today’s Final Spiritual Battle that has now resulted in this time of Great Tribulation. For CLEARLY -- Paul prophesied that SATAN would be working within “The Man of Sin” who is also called “The Son of Perdition” who he has DECEIVED to rule in the External Global Church as if he were GOD when we read:
“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (referring to “The Day of the Lord” which again is the LAST DAY of this Human Race!!!) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and The Man of Sin is revealed, The Son of Perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:3-4)
And while countless Prophecy Books and millions of Chapters and Commentaries have been written over the last several decades about these verses and there has been much speculation on just WHO this “MAN OF SIN” or transgressor of God’s Laws is – according to what Christ REVEALED to Paul he is just what the name implies – SINFUL MAN who has NOT had his sins forgiven because Christ chose NOT to save him!!! And CLEARLY – those who have NOT BEEN SAVED and have NOT had their sins forgiven are the 2/3 of this World’s population that Christ REVEALED to Zechariah recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9 that would belong to SATAN. And because these MEN OF SIN and “Sons of Perdition” have THE SPIRIT OF SATAN working within them – they think nothing of ruling themselves in the External Global Harlot Church as if they WERE GOD just like Satan who wants to be worshipped as if he were God also.
But regardless of what Paul prophesied – that “THE ANTICHRIST” is the SPIRIT of Satan working within “The Man of Sin” -- that hasn’t stopped Professed Christians from building a whole Eschatology centered around One Particular Man who Dispensationalists teach is the rider of the 1st Horse of the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. And that he will also be the Charismatic yet EVIL ANTICHRIST who will make a Peace Covenant with the Jews in the not too distant Future that will fulfill Daniel’s 70th Week and the Prophecy of Daniel 9:27 AFTER THE RAPTURE of the Church. NONE OF WHICH IS TRUE according to “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology!!!
And while these verses in 2nd Thessalonians 2:3-4 have been pondered and interpreted and “The Man of Sin” has been alleged to be every character from Judas Iscariot -- to Nero -- to the Pope -- to Mussolini -- to Napoleon -- and Adolf Hitler -- along with just about every President over the last several decades -- many of these men may have had the Spirit of Satan working within them but they are NOT “THE ANTICHRIST”!!! For Paul REVEALED from Christ Himself that “THE ANTICHRIST” has been SATAN from the Garden of Eden until TODAY. And clearly that means that any man who has the Spirit of Satan indwelling him is a “Son of Perdition”!!!
HONESTLY – Man’s speculations and guesswork are NOT the correct method of sound hermeneutics to say the least – NOR is their “reading into” Scripture what they want it to say.
And that’s WHY carefully considering what Christ had His True Prophets write in His Word is paramount to understanding just who “THE ANTICHRIST” is according to Christ’s True Gospel. And since Christ chose Paul to prophesy about “THE ANTICHRIST” and THE RAPTURE and His 2nd Coming and the EVENTS leading up to it – the 1st thing that Paul REVEALS through Christ recorded in 2nd Thessalonians 2:1– is that the time period when this “Man of Sin” will be REVEALED is the time just before the 2nd Coming of the Lord and our being gathered together to meet Him in the EVENT called THE RAPTURE.
And the 2nd thing Paul REVEALED – is his teaching that Satan will take his seat in the Harlot Apostate Church as “THE ANTICHRIST” that Christ refers to as
“The Abomination of Desolation.” And that it will be SATAN who will lead “The Man of Sin” which refers to “The Sons of Perdition” indwelled with his Spirit of Antichrist into the FINAL REBELLION against Christ. In other words – Paul REVEALED that TODAY’S Final Spiritual Battle will be taking place in the Holy Temple of God as we read in 2nd Thessalonians 2:4 when Paul prophesied that “The Man of Sin” would be the man “who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
And this verse REVEALS that Paul DEBUNKS the idea that “THE ANTICHRIST” is One Particular Man that hasn’t even stepped up on the stage of Human History yet – and that a 3rd Temple needs to be built in Jerusalem in which he can stand up in and declare himself GOD. For clearly “the falling away” from the faith and Christ’s True Gospel is HERE TODAY in this extremely Narcissistic Society when “The Man of Sin” thinks to rule himself as GOD in the External Global Harlot Church. In other words -- when “The Sons of Perdition” under the rule of SATAN “read into Scripture” what they want it to say in Man’s False Eschatology about these End-Times instead of reading in Scripture what is actually prophesied in Christ’s True Eschatology -- then it is “the Great Falling away” from the Faith!!!
“The Man of Sin” is Someone who Accuses Others of what
He Himself is Guilty of!!!
It’s pretty absurd that those who are asking today: “Who is “The Lawless Man” or “The Man of Sin” who will sit to rule in the Holy Temple of God as “THE ANTICHRIST” after the Rapture of the Church”???!! – when they THEMSELVES are “The Men of Sin” who are AT WAR with Christ’s True Gospel and are more ANTI-CHRIST than PRO-CHRIST!!! I mean – think about it -- Paul prophesied that “The Man of Sin” is exactly what the text says he is – the Man who is NOT part of THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST who does NOT have THE MIND OF CHRIST and who is NOT faithful in teaching Christ’s True Gospel but wants his own words to be held in Greater Authority than the Words of Christ. And it becomes pretty evident WHO these “Sons of Perdition” are who have REJECTED Christ’s True Gospel for Man’s False Eschatology when they are accusing others of what they themselves are guilty of just like the Pharisees and the Sadducees did. For clearly -- the Pharisees and the Sadducees accused Christ of being from THE DEVIL when they themselves were “The Sons of Perdition.”
And there are MANY Pharisees and Sadducees in this Narcissistic Society of ours who are definitely accusing others of what they themselves are guilty of PROVING that we are in the “Great falling away from the faith” – THINK ABOUT IT!!!CLEARLY – Paul knew and prophesied like all the other Disciples of Christ did that “The Man of Sin” is the man who has NOT been forgiven of his sins and is still in REBELLION against Christ and His Word unlike “The Man of GOD” who has been forgiven and has made his Peace with Christ. And that’s WHY Christ had John prophesy that the one who is NOT forgiven of his sins is “The Son of Perdition” or “The Man still in his sins” when we read:
“He who sins is of THE DEVIL, for the Devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose The Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the Devil. Whoever has been born of God does NOT sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin,
because he has been born of God.”
(1st John 3:8-10)
And that’s WHY it is pretty safe to surmise that Paul was speaking of the man who transgresses the laws of God when he prophesied about “The Man of Sin” based on Christ’s True Gospel. For Sin is the transgression of the Law of God. And not just the 10 commandments -- but the transgression of any and ALL of what Christ commands in His Holy word which in a nutshell is the Biblical definition of SIN. And that’s also WHY “The Man of Sin” that transgresses the Law by taking a seat to rule in Christ’s Holy Temple or Church as if HE WERE GOD is who Paul was prophesying in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2.
In other words – ANY Man who is deceived by Satan to forsake God’s Laws along with His True Gospel and to rule himself in God’s Temple as if HE WERE GOD -- is “The Man of Sin.” And this is what Christ meant by “The Abomination of Desolation”!!! That when “The Man of Sin” rules in what should be Christ’s House of Worship as if he were God through the Spirit of Satan causing him to forsake the True Gospel of Christ -- then this is Abomination in Christ’s sight which is THE MAIN EVENT that signals the 2nd Coming of Christ and “The Day of the Lord” which is also the FINAL DAY of Judgment. For Christ taught:
“Therefore when you see the ‘Abomination of Desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in The Holy Place” . . . . . then there will be Great Tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the Elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:15-22)
And this prophesied “The Man of Sin” standing up in “The Holy Place” which John saw was the Apostate Congregation of Christ today before His 2ndComing -- NOT a single supernatural Antichrist in human form – HARDLY!!! In other words -- he is NOT Satan incarnate – but the SPIRIT OF SATAN working within man to do his bidding!!!
And AGAIN -- that would mean that “THE ANTICHRIST” is NOT the Pope or any World Renowned Famous Person – nor is he One Particular Man in the Future – but unsaved Man in particular with the SPIRIT OF SATAN working within him. And that confirms what Christ REVEALED to Zechariah over 2500 years ago – that there would be a 2/3 Remnant out of this World’s population who would NOT be saved by Christ but would be “cut off” and cast out of His Kingdom at the End of Time because they belonged to SATAN!!! And that these SONS OF PERIDTION would remain in REBELLION against Christ and His Word from birth to death. This is the 2/3 Remnant who were NOT saved by Christ but who The Bible calls are “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” and who Paul called “The Man of Sin” and “The Sons of Perdition.”
CLEARLY – “The Man of Sin is also ANTICHRIST” – for any man becomes THE LAWLESS MAN as he forsakes God’s laws to be a law in and of himself to rule in the House of the Lord where Christ alone should rule. In other words – “The Man of Sin” who Paul spoke of in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 is governing by his own rules and by what seems right in his own eyes. And that includes every unsaved Man from the very beginning of time starting in the Garden of Eden. For Carnal unsaved Mankind who the Bible calls “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh” have sought to be in a position equal with God just like Nimrod who desired to be GOD. And that applies to people today who want to decide who lives and who dies like those who support Pro-Choice and Abortion. For they want to rule as GOD in their own Kingdoms instead of serving Christ in His!!!
And in his arrogance – the unsaved “Man of Sin” often thinks that it is his own “right” to decide what is good and what is evil or who should live and who should die. Not to mention who should be saved by deciding of their own FREE WILL whether they WANT to be saved or NOT. For just as Paul taught from the Lord -- “The Man of Sin” clearly does NOT want God’s will to be done – but wants his OWN WILL to be done in God’s name. And so he forsakes the word of God for Humanistic reasoning -- thus becoming “The Lawless man” -- or “THE MAN OF SIN” that Paul describes in 2ndThessalonians Chapter 2!!! Who is AGAIN -- NOT One Particular Man – but unsaved Mankind in particular. And that amounts to 2/3 of the World’s population at any time in Human History being Anti-Christ – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
HONESTLY -- those who think that SATAN who Christ has REVEALED since the Garden of Eden is “THE ANTICHRIST” -- will come to Earth as One Particular Man in the Future AFTER the Rapture of the Church -- haven’t really read Scripture very carefully. For what they have done is “read into” Scripture their own understanding of what “The Day of the Lord” means– for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING happens after the RAPTURE except the pouring out of the Last 3rd WOE and the 7th Plague which will result in the END OF THIS WORLD. And by “reading into” Scripture their own version of Eschatology and the Events leading up to the 2nd Coming of Christ – they’ve become just like the Pharisees and the Sadducees who also “read into” Scripture what the Events of the 1st Coming of Christ would entail!!!
For Christ’s Word has NEVER prophesied that One Particular Man near the End of the World after the Rapture of the Church will be “THE ANTICHRIST” – HARDLY!!! -- but conveys from Genesis to Revelation that SATAN who is the Supreme Enemy and ANTICHRIST is a SPIRIT – NOT a man. And that his Evil Spirit has been around a long time and doesn’t need to indwell just One Particular Man in the Future to work his evil in the world. For it just can’t be reiterated enough that Satan has worked his evil since the beginning of time by indwelling 2/3 of this World’s population according to what Christ REVEALED to Zechariah recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9. Make no mistake – Satan has had a VIRTUAL ARMY of Lawless men to war against those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST since the Garden of Eden!!!
And this Army of “Magog” has only grown EXPONENTIALLY greater in size since the Days of Noah. For SATAN makes his abode with and deceives any unsaved man. And that means that the 2/3 Remnant who Christ REVEALED to Zechariah that He chose NOT to save out of the 7.8 BILLION people on Earth today make up the VAST ARMY of Satan which is coming against us 1/3 Remnant that Christ chose to save. And that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST are greatly outnumbered in this Final Spiritual Battle.
In other words – for every SON OF GOD with THE MIND OF CHRIST -- there are 2 “Sons of Perdition” with the reprobate Mind of ANTI-CHRIST. And that’s WHY the reprobate minds of the Sons of Perdition are ruling this World today now that Satan has been LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle.
There are Only 2 Places in All of Scripture That Prophesy “The Son of Perdition”
Paul prophesied that at this later time of Apostasy that “The Man of Sin” would be REVEALED who Paul also called “The Son of Perdition.” And it just can’t be reiterated enough that what Christ was having Paul convey to us living TODAY right before His 2nd Coming -- was that there would be a time of SPIRITUAL DARKNESS and Great Tribulation for us “Elect” just as Christ Himself had prophesied in His Apocalyptic Discourse. And lest we forget – Christ prophesied that we “Elect” would see “The Abomination of Desolation” of SATAN’S SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST indwelling unsaved Mankind to rule in the External Global Church as if THEY WERE GOD!!! And that it would become apparent to all of us “Elect” in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST that Christ’s return as prophesied all throughout Scripture would be NEAR AND COMING QUICKLY!!!
And certainly THE TRUTH of Christ True Eschatology has become more apparent every day now that it is pretty OBVIOUS that Christ has LOOSED Satan and is NOW in the process of pouring out the LAST 3 WOES!!!And that is just what Christ REVEALED to John in his 3rd vision -- that right before the pouring out of the LAST 3rd WOE which is the 7th and LAST PLAGUE to destroy this World with the Fire of His WRATH -- that the 1st 2 WOES of SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS would cause MANY to be deceived when they would fall for Satan’s LIES and “Doctrines of Demons” and would betray Christ and His True Gospel just like Judas had done. And we read from John’s 3rd vision that we in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST would be here witnessing the pouring out of the 1st 2 of the LAST 3 WOES – NOT RAPTURED before this Time of Great Tribulation when John prophesied:
“The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.” (John is speaking to us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST – that BEFORE the LAST 3rd WOE is poured out that we will be gathered together or RAPTURED to meet the Lord in the air as both Paul also prophesied!!!) (Revelation 11:14)
CLEARLY -- there are only two places in all of Scripture where the phrase “The Son of perdition” is found. And those 2 places are when Christ speaks of Judas-- who of course was one of His own Disciples who betrayed Him which is written in John 17:12. And the 2nd Place is when Paul describes “The Man of Sin” in the External Global Congregation who will betray Christ before His 2nd Coming by taking a seat in the Holy Temple or External Global Apostate Church as if HE WERE GOD when we read again just WHO this “Man of Sin” is when Paul prophesied:
“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (referring to “The Day of the Lord” which is the LAST DAY of this Human Race!!!) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and The Man of Sin is REVEALED, The Son of Perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:3-4)
By choosing Judas as one of the 12 Disciples – Christ was no doubt trying to convey that there would be many in the External Global Harlot Church who are not truly Saved and will forsake His True Gospel to serve themselves as Kings in their own Kingdoms instead of serving Christ in His. In other words -- they were NEVER part of THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST -- but from birth to death were clearly ANTI-CHRIST just like Judas – NOT PRO-CHRIST as Christ’s True Disciples were and we True Prophets of Christ still are TODAY!!!
CLEARLY – what Christ was trying to convey through Paul in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 was that the condition of the Apostate Congregation of the External Global Harlot Church at His 2nd Coming will be the same as it was at His 1st Coming – which was “a den of thieves and robbers and buyers and sellers in the Holy Temple” who were ALL marked by Christ with “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” because they belonged to SATAN!!!
Christ Revealed to John That He has Already Marked Everyone with Either
“The Mark of Salvation” or “The Mark of the Beast”
John clearly saw in his 7 visions that before Satan could be LOOSED to DECEIVE THE NATIONS to go to WAR with Christ and His True Gospel -- that everyone in Christ’s Book of Life had to have been born for Christ to have invisibly marked everyone on Earth with either “THE MARK OF SALVATION” which is the Blood of the Lamb – or “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” which is the infamous number 666 which stands for the 2/3 Remnant of Mankind that Christ REVEALED to Zechariah that would NOT be saved out of this Human Race recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9. In other words -- when John saw that Christ LOOSED Satan to fight this Final Spiritual Battle he prophesied that only those without the “seal” of God could be DECEIVED by Satan and his Army of 200 Million Demons. And this PROVED not only that NO ONE will be Raptured until “The Day of the Lord” -- but also that everyone on Earth had ALREADY been invisibly marked by Christ Himself – for only those without the “seal” of God could be DECEIVED.
I mean – think about it -- John did NOT see that One Particular Man who would become “THE ANTICHRIST” after the Rapture of The Church would mark everyone with the number 666 that did NOT bow down and worship him as Man’s False Eschatology teaches. ON THE CONTRARY -- John prophesied this very important TRUTH about Satan being LOOSED which BEGAN the Great Tribulation that we are in TODAY when we read:
“They (Satan’s Army of 200 MILLION DEMONS LOOSED along with him today!!!) were commanded NOT to harm the grass of the Earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do NOT have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. (which is the CRYPTIC LENGTH of this time now of GREAT TRIBULATION!!!) Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.” (which explains the HIGH suicide rate of today!!!) (Revelation 9:4-6)
CLEARLY -- the forehead is where the mind is -- and these verses paint a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTRUE of man’s thinking. And what Christ wanted to convey is that those having the “seal” of Salvation which is “The Blood of the Lamb” written on our foreheads by Christ Himself REVEALS that our minds are “sealed” by Him so that our thoughts become one with Christ. Demonstrating that those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST all have one mind as we have ALREADY been “sealed” or secured IN CHRIST to carry out His Will. And the will of Christ is to teach His TRUE GOSPEL right up to the LAST DAY which is “The Day of the Lord.” And if we are faithful to do that -- then we will NOT come under this End-Time Deception and the “strong delusions” of Satan and his Army of 200 MILLION DEMONS now that it’s pretty obvious that Satan and his Demonic Army have been LOOSED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle of GOOD AND EVIL and TRUTH AND LIES.
And by the same token – the 2/3 Remnant that Christ chose NOT to save who belong to Satan have the same mind as Satan does which is to LIE AND DECEIVE. In other words – they are all of ONE MIND to do the will of Satan. And Satan’s will is to ensure that the False Doctrines that most Congregations have accepted as THE GOSPEL TRUTH appear Theologically sound when they are no less than SATANIC LIES and “crafty distortions” of Christ’s True Gospel. And make no mistake -- Christ REVEALED to John that those in League with Satan promoting these False Gospels were invisibly marked by Him also -- only with “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” revealing that they not only belonged to Satan and that they were his servants who have his Spirit of ANTICHRIST. And that is WHY they come DECEIVING by usurping the Authority of Christ as a substitute or False Christ which is the #1 SIGN of Christ’s 2nd Coming!!!
The CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of the invisible marking of everyone on Earth is a lot like the CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE that Christ gave to John of His riding out on the 1st White Stallion of the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse with the other 3 Horsemen of the Apocalypse riding behind Him. For we read in Revelation 6:6 these very important instructions given to the 3 Horsemen following Christ depicting the COMMON WOES that will befall all those who live on the Earth: “And do NOT damage the oil and the wine”!!! CLEARLY – this is a CRYPTIC MESSAGE also – for “oil” in the Bible represents the Holy Spirit and “wine” represents the Blood of Christ. So what Christ no doubt wanted to convey was the CRYPTIC MESSAGE:
“Don’t harm those with the invisible mark of Salvation
that have been saved by the Blood of the Lamb!!!
In other words – though these COMMON WOES represented by the 3 Horsemen riding behind Christ have fallen on everyone who have ever lived on this Earth – those indwelled with Christ’s Holy Spirit and saved by the Blood of the Lamb having God’s “seal” of Salvation invisibly written on our foreheads by Christ Himself – will NEVER lose our Eternal Security because we have been invisibly marked of Christ showing that we belong to Him!!!
And those of us who have “THE MARK OF SALVATION” invisibly written on us by Christ have the Mind of Christ and are LAWFUL SONS OF GOD who have the Holy Spirit of Christ indwelling us to do His Will. LIKEWISE – those having “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” invisibly written on them by Christ have the Mind of Satan and are called by Paulin 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 “The LAWLESS Man” or “The Man of Sin” who is “The Son of Perdition. And the desire of these LAWLESS MEN or “Sons of Perdition” is NOT to do the will of God -- but to do the will of their Father who is THE DEVIL or SATAN. And clearly now that Satan has been LOOSED – it is his “little season” when all restraints have now been taken off of him by Christ to go out and DECEIVE those in the ALL the Nations of the World who do NOT have the “seal” of Christ invisibly written upon them -- but “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” invisibly written upon them by Christ Himself!!!
And what that means is that there is NO MENTION AT ALL of One Particular Man in the Future marking everyone AFTER the Rapture with the number 666 in John’s 3rd vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 9 or in his 4th vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 13. Which proves that the ever-so-popular False Eschatology of Man about “THE ANTICHRIST” marking everyone on Earth after THE RAPTURE is something “read into” Scripture – NOT the TRUTH read in Scripture!!! AGAIN – just think about it – if the Rapture occurs on “The Day of the Lord” which is the LAST DAY of the World as Paul REVEALED is the Timing of the Rapture from the Lord Himself – who would be left for One Particular Man who Dispensationalists say is “THE ANTICHRIST” to Mark with his number of 666 if the World had ENDED???!! CLEARLY -- this marking is a CRYPTIC MESSAGE conveying that Christ chose who would NOT be saved and He wrote on them Satan’s Name and Mark and the Number of his Name when we read:
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has THE MARK OR NAME OF THE BEAST, or the number of his name. (which is referring to SATAN as THE BEAST -- and that Christ has marked all of this 2/3 Remnant who He chose NOT to save with Satan’s Name and number on their foreheads – for clearly SATAN’S deceiving Mankind since the beginning of time has caused those who Christ chose NOT to save to receive Satan’s Mark and Name and the Number of his Name if Christ chose NOT to save them!!!)
CLEARLY – when so much of Christendom believes the LIES about “THE ANTICHRIST” and “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” that Man’s False Eschatology teaches – it is the FULFILLLMENT of John’s 7th vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 20 when John saw Satan LOOSED by Christ as JUDGMENT in DECEIVING those in all the Nations who do NOT have “the seal” of God invisibly written upon them. In other words – John saw Christ Judging those marked with the invisible mark of “THE BEAST” which is The MARK of “THE ANTICHRIST” for being AT WAR with Him and His Gospel Truth. For clearly -- it is Satan who Paul taught is “THE ANTICHRIST” – NOT One Particular Man of the Future – but SATAN who will lead the unsaved of this World with their reprobate minds to be at WAR against Christ and those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST right before the LAST DAY which is “The Day of the Lord.”
And it is this Final Spiritual Battle that John saw would cause this time of GREAT TRIBULATION. And make no mistake -- John saw that the Final Spiritual Battle and the DECEIVING OF THE NATIONS would take place right BEFORE the pouring out of the LAST 3rd WOE which is the LAST 7thPlague that will result in the END OF THIS SIN-CURSED WORLD – NOT the inauguration of Christ’s Millennial Kingdom which was inaugurated at the Cross.
In other words – CONTRARY to what Man’s False Eschatology teaches -- Revelation Chapter 20 prophesies that SATAN will be LOOSED near the End of this world and will gather all of the Nations from the four quarters of the Earth to battle those of us in “the Camp of the Saints” recorded in Revelation 20:8-9. And “the Camp of the Saints” CLEARLY refers to those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST existing on Earth in our saved soul existence in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” today waiting for THE RAPTURE and the 2ndComing of Christ.
HONESTLY – what both Revelation Chapter 20 and 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 PROVE -- is that we in Christ’s “Beloved City” or “Camp of the Saints” recorded in Revelation 20:8-9 are those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST who are part of Christ’s “City on the Hill” that are being attacked by SATAN who is the SUPREME ENEMY of Christ and those of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST on Earth today. In other words -- John saw SATAN leading this Final Spiritual Battle going on right now which is MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word. And OBVIOUSLY we have NOT been Raptured yet but are here to shine the Light of Christ’s Gospel TRUTH for all the World to see BEFORE “The Day of the Lord” occurs!!!
Ecumenicalism is NOT PRO-CHRIST
but yet Another DECEPTION of “THE ANTICHRIST” who is SATAN!!!
Satan’s DECEPTIONS are indeed subtle -- which is WHY Christ had Paul describe him as one coming as “an Angel of Light” along with the False Prophets in League with him that have his SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST when we read about these False Prophets:
“For such people are False apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an Angel of Light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” (2nd Cor. 11:13-15)
HONESTLY – living today in this FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE when the ENMITY between the False Prophets in Satan’s Spiritual Kingdom of “Babylon the Great” and those of us True Prophets in Christ’s Spiritual Kingdom of “Heavenly Jerusalem” is so great – it’s understandable why so much of Christendom now thinks that Ecumenicalism which fosters Christian Unity and encourages the cooperation between different faiths and denominations is what Christ would want. And certainly while Christ’s death on the Cross broke down the Middle Wall that separated Jews and Gentiles – it did NOT change His True Gospel Message when we read Christ saying:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. NO ONE comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6) Nor did it change Christ saying: “Do not suppose that I have come to bring Peace to the Earth. I did NOT come to bring Peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law -- a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.”
And while Pope John Paul II is credited as organizing the 1st World Day of Prayer for PEACE in Assisi, Italy on Oct. 27,1986 – CONTRARY to what so much of Christendom today would think -- that this infamous Day of Prayer was certainly PRO-CHRIST and NOT ANTI-CHRIST – it was NOT PRO-CHRIST AT ALL!!! AND HERE’S WHY – Christ would have seen it as an ABOMINATION when the Dali Lama and the other Buddhist Priests set a Statue of Buddha on the Altar of the Church at that infamous Prayer Meeting –
THINK ABOUT IT!!!
For unlike what the Ecumenical Movement of Today teaches – that a One World Religion is being PRO-CHRIST – the Bible is NOT an Ecumenical Book by any stretch of the imagination!!! For it makes NO compromise with any of the World’s False Religions or Man’s False Gospels which include today’s popular False Eschatology based on Dispensational Pre-Millennialism!!!And sadly – because so much of Christendom has now “fallen away” from the True Gospel of Christ -- we are now seeing “The Abomination of Desolation” when Satan is DECEIVING those in the External Global Harlot Church to be content in calling MODERNISM – LIBERAL SECULAR HUMANISM and POLITICAL CORRECTNESS– the True Gospel of Christ – when it is NOT!!!
For make no mistake -- Christ taught that He is the ONLY WAY to Heaven – that NO ONE can enter Heaven by embracing a False Gospel promoted by the World Unity of Ecumenicalism regardless of what Faith or Religion that one professes!!! Just think about it – the True Apostles of Christ would NOT have been persecuted and most of them KILLED had they presented Christ as just one more god to be added to the Roman Pantheon – or merely one of MANY SAVIORS like the Ecumenical Movement teaches which is The One World Religion of today!!!
We are living in a time when this United States is now deciding on a Supreme Court Justice to replace the vacant seat of Ruth Bader Ginsburg – and there is no doubt whatsoever that Amy Coney Barrett would be one of the VERY BEST Supreme Court Justices this Nation has ever had. But there is a JUDGE of the WHOLE UNIVERSE that is Coming Back soon who holds the keys to Heaven and Hell and that Judge is JESUS CHRIST!!! And He is calling us to be Faithful to Him and His True Gospel. In fact He is asking us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST at His soon 2ndComing the same question that He asked Peter and all of His Disciples at His 1stComing which was:
“Who do YOU say I am”???!!!
And I PRAY that anyone reading this Commentary will answer the same way that Christ’s Holy Spirit gave Peter THE TRUTH to answer when Peter said:
“You are THE CHRIST, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)
CLEARLY – the KING is about to Rapture us soon . . . . Mary Sullivan