The Apostle Paul Prophesied That “The Lawless Man”
Would Come Before the 2nd Coming of Christ
And “The Lawless Man” is Here Today!!!
March 15, 2021
As I wrote in my last Commentary – the Study of Eschatology is ESSENTIAL because it is the study of the Kingdom of Christ and His Plan concerning the LAST or Final Events of History. But the dilemma that Christendom is faced with today is that the 4 Major Eschatological Positions are INCOMPATABLE with each other at best – which makes it extremely important to understand which Eschatology it was that Christ taught???!!!
And just to reiterate -- the 4 Positions in consideration are the 4 Eschatological Positions of today which are: 1) Amillennialism – 2) Pre-Millennialism – 3) Post-Millennialism – and 4 Preterism.
But because they contradict one another -- only one of these views can be the truth of Scripture. In other words -- only “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology that Christ’s Holy Spirit REVEALED to the Old and New Testament Prophets who wrote the Bible for Him is THE TRUTH. And as I wrote in my last Commentary – after over 20 years of study – I believe that what Christ taught is what is today known as Amillennialism – NOT Pre-Millennialism. And clearly -- this Eschatology is the ONLY Eschatology that is going to be fulfilled to the letter because this is the True Eschatology
that Christ Himself taught!!!
HONESTLY -- we “Elect” living in this Apocalypse Generation are so very “Blessed” to have the visions that Christ gave to Daniel and Ezekiel and John which REVEAL the Final Events in History that are taking place RIGHT NOW before the 2nd Coming of Christ. And if one stays true to what Christ REVEALED to Daniel and Ezekiel and John in their visions -- then they will know Christ’s True Eschatology which will insure that they won’t be “taken by surprise” when Christ finally does part the very Heavens and steps back into Man’s Dimension again to RAPTURE us.
And while it may seem that tribulation is getting GREATER now with each passing day and that Satan is going to WIN in the End -- that old adage still holds true which declares “the darkest hour is always just before the dawn.” And we are getting closer to the DAWN now every day when it will be the time of “The Day of the Lord” when Christ will Return to Rapture us “Elect” just as He sent Moses to do at that time of DELIVERANCE – only TODAY it will be THE FINAL DELIVERANCE!!!
And in looking at Human History through a Biblical Worldview -- tribulation has ALWAYS been the norm for especially us “Elect” that Christ chose to save for all of Human History. And that’s because since the Garden of Eden SATAN gained Spiritual Dominion over this sin-cursed Human Race. And those in Satan’s Evil Generation who Christ never chose to save have persecuted and reviled and even killed us “Elect” and “Chosen” that Christ chose to save. And clearly -- we get a glimpse of this ENMITY starting with Cain who killed his own brother Abel because he was of the SEED of Satan when John wrote from the Lord: “Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the Evil One and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous.” (1st John 3:12)
And from that time forward -- Satan’s SEED starting with Cain have persecuted the SEED of Christ. And that’s WHY Christ had Paul who wrote almost half of the New Testament for Him – prophesy about the 2 SEEDS of Mankind. That those born of the SEED of Satan would be in constant WARFARE AGAINST those born of the SEED of Christ. And it’s also WHY Christ had Paul explain His Plan of Salvation which is “Election and Predestination” when we read that those of Satan’s seed are born “according to “the Flesh” and become from birth to death “THE MAN OF SIN.” While those of Christ’s seed are born according to “the Spirit” which means that in God’s eyes they cannot sin for they are of His Seed and “THE MAN OF GOD” who is to be the “LAWFUL MAN.”
And CLEARLY what we read from Paul is what Christ expects of us who are born of His SEED when Paul wrote: “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. . . . . Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on Eternal Life, to which you were also called.” (1stTim. 6:11-12) For as Men and Women of God we were chosen and Elected and predestined “and called” as Paul prophesied from the Lord to be part of the SEED of Christ. And Christ had Paul and John both prophesy that of these two SEEDS of Mankind one is called and saved and “chosen” – and the other is NOT when we read 1st from Paul:
“Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. But, as he who was born according to THE FLESH then persecuted him who was born according to THE SPIRIT, even so it is now. Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall NOT be heir with the son of the freewoman.” So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free.” (again revealing there are 2 SEEDS of Mankind!!!) (Gal. 4:28-31)
CLEARLY – those of Satan’s seed are BORN of Satan’s seed as these verses imply – meaning they didn’t CHOOSE which SEED they were born of – HARDLY!!! Christ chose who was of His Seed and who was NOT. And that’s WHY Christ had Paul prophesy from Him that the one who is BORN of Satan’s seed remains in their sins from birth to death. For Paul understood from Christ that they are part of the 2/3 unsaved Remnant that Christ REVEALED to Zechariah recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9 -- that would never be saved out of this World’s population by Christ. And because this 2/3 Remnant have remained in their sins from birth to death – they are called by Paul in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 “THE MAN OF SIN” or the Man of LAWLESSNESS being born of SATAN’S SEED!!!
In other words -- Christ was trying to make a distinction between those of HIS SEED and those of SATAN’S SEED when He had Paul prophesy about “The Man of Sin” and “The Man of God.” And that is WHY John wrote from the Lord just like Paul did that those of Christ’s seed cannot sin because they are “The Man of God” and of LAWFULNESS 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, (who of course was “the Messiah the Prince” in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy who CAME and was Christ!!!) 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 3:9)
This 2 Seed teaching of the Gospel of Christ is HONESTLY one of the most important aspects of Christ’s Salvation Program which like it or NOT is “Election and Predestination” – NOT THE FREE WILL CHOICE OF MAN!!! For Christ prophesied through all of His True Prophets that only a REMNANT would ever be saved at anytime in Human History. And this is what the 2 SEED theory of Christ’s True Gospel Teaches – that HE chose those who He “Elected” to save before the foundation of the World when Paul prophesied from the Lord: “For he chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be Holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will -- to the praise of His glorious GRACE, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.” (Ephesians 1:4-6_)
Salvation can’t get much PLAINER than that – that if one is saved by Christ’s GRACE – then it was “before the foundation of the World” and through “Election and Predestination”!!! And those who are saved are of the SEED OF CHRIST and are covered by the Blood of Christ and forgiven of ALL SIN!!!
There are NOT 2 Bodies of People That Christ is Working With Within His Kingdom
Because there are Only 2 Seeds of Mankind!!!
It is sad indeed – that so many Professed Christians in Christendom today have been DECEIVED by the False Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism that Christ has 2 Bodies of People that He is working with -- when His True Eschatology teaches that there are 2 seeds of MANKIND – NOT 2 Bodies of Christ!!! For Dispensational Pre-Millennialism TOTALLY IGNORES and has replaced the TRUTH of Christ’s Salvation Plan that is Election and Predestination with the False Doctrine of Salvation that Christ does NOT yet have a restored Kingdom and has NOT yet torn down the Middle Wall that STILL separates the Jews from the Gentiles reconciling both Jews and Gentiles into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST. When Christ’s True Eschatology explicitly teaches that there are 2 SEEDS of Mankind and NO ONE but Christ had the Sovereign Right to choose which seed was His SEED and which seed was Satan’s SEED!!!
And to make matters even worse -- while Dispensational Pre-Millennialists may reluctantly admit that Christians have circumcised hearts – they will deny that we are “True Israelites.” And AGAIN -- that is because they believe that the Middle Wall was NEVER torn down and that Christ STILL has 2 separated Bodies of people that He has been working with which Dispensationalists teach are 1) The Nation of Israel – and 2) The New Testament Church. But this couldn’t be FARTHER from THE TRUTH – for Christ’s True Gospel teaches that Mankind is divided between 2 SEEDS – NOT 2 Bodies of people within His Kingdom. And it gets even WORSE when Dispensational Pre-Millennialism teaches that the New Testament Church is NOT the Seed of “Isaac.” “REALLY???!!!” How can that be when Christ said to Abraham: “In your seed ALL the Nations of the Earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” (this means ALL Nations – NOT just the Nation of Israel!!!) (Gen. 22:18)
And CLEARLY -- it was Isaac’s SEED that was considered the SEED of Christ. But Dispensationalists reason that since Isaac was Jewish – and because Christ Himself was born of the line of Judah -- then the God of the Nation of Israel must therefore be JEWISH and the God of THE JEWS first and foremost. But that is TOTALLY WRONG thinking because Christ had John prophesy:
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24)
It all comes down to Dispensationalists believing THE LIE that there are 2 Bodies of people that Christ is working with which are 1) The Nation of Israel – and 2) The New Testament Church. And because of this DECEPTION – they honestly believe that the God of Israel is JEWISH and that The Church is NOT the SEED of Isaac but only the Nation of Israel is. But again Christ said to Abraham when Rebecca told him to cast out Ishmael who was NOT to be the chosen seed of God: “Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac your seed shall be called.”) (Gen. 21:12)
But here’s the dilemma with the FALSE ESCHATOLOGY of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism even to this day – if those of The New Testament Church are NOT of the SEED of Isaac which is the SEED OF CHRIST – then the only other alternative is the SEED of Esau who was of the SEED of Satan – and that can’t be TRUE!!!
If One Denies That There are 2 Seeds of Mankind
Then They Have Accepted a False Eschatology Pure and Simple!!!
It would be hard to ignore that the 2 SEED theology started in the Garden of Eden when Christ told Satan that because of his DECEIVING of Adam and Eve that He was going to put ENMITY between His Seed and Satan’s Seed. And rest assured that when Christ told Satan that very important TRUTH -- Christ knew even then before He even had created the Human Race – being the OMNIPOTENT – OMNISCIENT – AND OMNIPRESENT GOD that He is – that He ALREADY KNEW the very number and names of His “Elect” who were His SEED. I mean – think about it – Christ had ALREADY fixed FOR ALL Eternity by His DIVINE DECREE who would be Saved and would be considered His SEED -- and who would NOT be saved and considered SATAN’S SEED.
That is the TRUE GOSPEL of Predestination and Election that Christ had Paul and ALL of His Disciples teach – that there are 2 SEEDS of Mankind and that He chose who was of His seed “before the foundation of the World” as we read in Ephesians 1:4-6!!! Either that is TRUE or it is A LIE!!!
In other words – Christ CHOSE the 1/3 Remnant out of this World’s population that are His SEED just as He REVEALED to Zechariah recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9. And He did it without the Human Race even being created yet -- which means that Christ knew even before saying to Satan that there would be ENMITY between these 2 SEEDS of Mankind how His Eschatology would play out. And when Eschatology started to unfold in Man’s Time in the Garden of Eden – Christ told Satan that it was HE HIMSELF who would put that ENMITY in the hearts of Mankind. That because of the sinful nature of Mankind that He had only chosen to save a 1/3 Remnant who were of HIS SEED and the 2/3 Remnant that would NOT be of His seed would be of SATAN’S SEED. And that there would be forever Enmity between these 2 Seeds until the END OF THE WORLD when we read this very important TRUTH from Christ -- that for Satan deceiving His creation and leading the Human Race into SIN Christ prophesied:
“And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed.”
That’s is WHY there have been “wars and rumors of wars” since the beginning of time. And it’s also WHY now before the 2nd Coming of Christ with the END OF THE WORLD right on the Horizon -- that we are engaged in this Final Spiritual Battle. For this Final Spiritual Battle between those of the SEED OF SATAN and those of the SEED OF CHRIST in these 2 Spiritual Kingdoms of Mankind must take place to fulfill Christ’s True Eschatology. And that means that EVERYONE is in Bible Prophecy!!!
In other words -- “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology EXPLICITLY teaches that this Final Spiritual Battle MUST OCCUR BEFORE the FINAL DELIVERANCE of the Rapture of us “Elect” who are of THE SEED OF CHRIST – and also BEFORE the FINAL JUDGMENT of those who are of THE SEED OF SATAN. For both Deliverance and Judgment take place on the LAST DAY of this Present Age of Humanity according to Christ’s True Eschatology!!!
And CLEARLY -- the Final Spiritual Battle is being played out right before our eyes in the United State’s Congress every day now on National Television as this World grows more like Sodom and Gomorrah every hour now. For sadly the U.S. Congress is now debating “GOD’S ROLE” in the Laws of the Land in their passing of the extremely immoral Bill that applies to Transgenders in the Equality Act!!! But fortunately there are BRAVE Christian Men and Women that are PRO-CHRIST enough to stand up for RIGHTEOUSNESS and the TRUTH of Christ’s Word when Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) -- and Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) -- along with Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) had enough courage to object to this HORRENDOUS BILL that clearly goes along with the LAWLESSNESS being promoted by
Satan and his SEED!!!
HONESTLY – because of the mishandling of “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s TRUE ESCHATOLOGY – most of Christendom today can’t even see that we are even in the Final
Spiritual Battle that is causing this time of Great Tribulation just as Christ prophesied it would!!! And it is NOT just a battle between the 2 Political Parties of the U.S. which are the Democrats and Republicans -- or even Liberals and Conservatives living around the Globe – but a Final Spiritual Battle between the 2 SEEDS of Mankind!!! For while it’s important to respect the Gender that Christ made each one of us to be -- which is MALE AND FEMALE – it’s also important to accept THE TRUTH that He prophesied in the Garden of Eden that there were 2 SEEDS of Mankind. And from what we see taking place today – Satan’s SEED is ruling this World with their LAWLESS reprobate minds that are ANTICHRIST and ANTITHETICAL to the LAWS of God!!!
One would have to be BLIND NOT TO SEE that Christ has taken His Restraint off of Satan and LOOSED him and his Army of 200 Million Demons from HELL to fight this Final Spiritual Battle that we are in TODAY. And that this is the prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION just as Christ prophesied -- that we “Elect” who are of CHRIST’S SEED are right now IN this Final Spiritual Battle with Satan and HIS SEED that is a prelude to Christ’s 2nd Coming and one of the Final Events of Human History which Christ’s True Eschatology REVEALS must occur to fulfill Prophecy!!!
And So We Have Come To the Final Spiritual Battle!!!
CLEARLY -- the “silencing and killing” of the Gospel is Satan’s Game Plan!!! And that is WHY Satan is now DECEIVING the False Prophets of the External Global Harlot Church to be AT WAR with Christ and His True Gospel now at His 2nd Coming much like it was also Satan’s Game Plan to DECEIVE the Pharisees and the Sadducees to be AT WAR with Christ and His True Gospel at the time of His 1st Coming. For the APOSTASY of His 2nd Coming is FORESHADOWED by the Apostasy of His 1st Coming.
In other words – “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology REVEALS that before His 2nd Coming that Christ will take His restraint off of Satan and will LOOSE him to fight ONE FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE when SATAN will unite all the Nations of this World into One Evil Empire with him becoming the infamous 8th King of this Final Empire that is NOW TODAY coming against those of us in the Kingdom of Christ. And clearly – this is all prophesied in John’s 6th vision when we read:
“Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There are also seven Kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. (which refers to this time now of GREAT TRIBULATION!!!) THE BEAST that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, (meaning the infamous 8th King of this “short little season” of the Great Tribulation!!!) and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.”
“The ten horns which you saw are ten Kings who have received NO Kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as Kings with THE BEAST. (and the “one hour” is describing the CRYPTIC LENGTH of this prophesied time now of GREAT TRIBULATION when Satan has been LOOSED to rule as the 8th King who is leading today’s FINAL REBELLION against Christ and those of us who are of the SEED OF CHRIST!!!)
These are of one mind, (referring to those who are of THE SEED OF SATAN!!!) and they will give their power and authority to THE BEAST. (who is SATAN!!!) These will MAKE WAR with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” (this of course refers to the Final Spiritual Battle of today and who is in it – which is Satan and his VAST ARMY of Antichrists and LAWLESS MEN AND WOMEN who are those of SATAN’S SEED -- and Christ and His Army of LAWFUL Men and Women who are those of us “Elect” who are of CHRIST’S SEED!!!)
And it is extremely important to not only read these verses -- but to earnestly study them because Christ REVEALED to John that these FINAL EVENTS of Human History which are playing out RIGHT NOW -- REVEAL to us “Elect” going through this prophesied time of Great Tribulation that Satan will be LOOSED by Christ to fight this Final Spiritual Battle. And like it or NOT – this Final Spiritual Battle MUST OCCUR BEFORE the Rapture and the FINAL DELIVERANCE of us “Elect” by Christ. And CLEARLY – John sees that we in Christ’s Christian Army are “the called, chosen, and faithful” that will for a time be OVERCOME by Satan – but not for long!!!
For John prophesies in his 6th and 7th visions that this Final Spiritual Battle will END with Christ TOTALLY DEFEATING Satan and those of Satan’s SEED. Not to mention that John also saw Babylon FALL as one of the Final Events of History which is recorded in Revelation Chapters 17-20. And so John continues with the END of this prophecy of the Final Spiritual Battle of TODAY when we read:
“Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the Harlot sits (and the “waters” refers to the “sea of Mankind” and the World where the End-Time Apostate External Global HARLOT Church described in Revelation sits where there), are peoples, multitudes, Nations, and tongues. (now being led in REBELLION by Satan against Christ and His Christian Army!!!) And the ten horns which you saw on THE BEAST, these will hate the HARLOT, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. (which describes Satan’s Game Plan to neutralize the True Gospel of Christ in the External Global Harlot Church so that his False Prophets HATE the True Gospel and promote his False Gospel now at Christ’s 2nd Coming just like the Pharisees and the Sadducees were doing at the time of His 1st Coming!!!)
“For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their Kingdom to THE BEAST, (at this time now of His 2nd Coming!!!) until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman whom you saw is that Great City which reigns over the Kings of the Earth.” (and of course this refers to the SPIRITUAL CITY of Satan which John calls “Babylon the Great” where all unsaved souls exist on this Earth today in their unsaved soul existence!!!) (Rev. 17:9-18)
Rest assured that Daniel and Ezekiel were also shown this Final Spiritual Battle of today in their visions before John saw this FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE that Christ had John call by the CRYPTIC NAMES of “Armageddon” and “The Gog and Magog Battle” in his visions. And ALL 3 Prophets of Christ saw that it will be by the Will of God and not Satan’s own power and might -- that Satan will triumph for a “short little season” which is this time now of GREAT TRIBULATION before being FINALLY DEFEATED by Christ. For we read in in Daniel 8:24 that Satan will “destroy the Holy People” which is THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST on Earth TODAY.
And this means that he will destroy our WITNESS of the True Gospel – but will NOT necessarily physically KILL us. But that “Martyrdom” does actually come into play when John saw that we in Christ’s Christian Army who Christ had John refer to as the “called – chosen – and faithful” will be martyred by “dying to self to live for Christ” during this time now of GREAT TRIBULATION with Satan LOOSED. For Christ’s True Eschatology prophesies that Satan will “prosper and thrive” – meaning his campaign against the True Gospel of Christ in NEUTRALIZING it will be very successful. And aren’t we seeing that being played out TODAY???!!!
This is the time when John sees in his 3rd vision recorded in Revelation 11:11 that the 2 Witnesses come back to life after being “killed and silenced.” In other words – John’s 3rd vision paints a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of us in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST today whose witness has been “killed and silenced” by the LOOSING of Satan to FIGHT AGAINST US who are of the SEED OF CHRIST. And John sees that by the Spirit of Christ that we spiritually stand up on our feet and blow the trumpet of warning for Christ – that THE KING IS COMING to Judge those who are of THE SEED OF SATAN who are fighting against Christ’s True Gospel and those of us bringing it!!!
And those of us who are of THE SEED OF CHRIST see this “Abomination of Desolation” that Satan has been LOOSED to deceive the unsaved Remnant who are SATAN’S SEED to fight this Final Spiritual Battle AGAINST Christ and us in His Christian Army on Earth today in this prophesied time of Great Tribulation. And rest assured that Christ wants us to continue to fight for LAWFULNESS and His True Gospel until He sounds the LAST 7th TRUMPET on the LAST DAY of this Human Race!!!
Satan Has Not Been Free To Unite All the Nations of the World Until TODAY
When Christ has now LOOSED Him to Fight This Final Spiritual Battle
Called “Armageddon” and “The Gog and Magog Battle”
Christ’s True Eschatology CLEARLY REVEALS that what we are seeing today with the TOTAL LAWLESSNESS of Mankind and the breakdown of LAW AND ORDER occurring everywhere on the Globe – is just what is described in John’s 6th vision above with Satan now leading this Final Spiritual Battle of GOOD vs. EVIL and TRUTH vs. LIES. When we read in Revelation 17:9-18 that Satan is LOOSED to lead this FINAL REBELLION that is causing the FINAL SPIRITUAL WAR between the Kingdom of Satan which is called by the name of “Babylon the Great” and Christ’s Kingdom of Heaven. And CLEARLY -- John saw in this 6th vision that we in Christ’s Christian Army are indeed fighting this Final Spiritual Battle that must occur as a prelude to the 2nd Coming of Christ.
And when one wonders how on Earth anyone would think that they could fight against GOD and WIN -- Christ REVEALED to John that He would LOOSE Satan and his 200 MILLION ARMY OF DEMONS from HELL to DECEIVE Satan’s Seed in all of the NATIONS into thinking that they were GOD and didn’t need to answer to any higher authority but THEMSELVES!!! Which is pretty much the story of Nimrod and the original City of Babylon and the Tower of Babel that Nimrod built thinking that HE WAS GOD. THINK ABOUT IT -- Satan and his seed never change – for they still TODAY have the SIN OF PRIDE. And isn’t that just what caused Satan to Fall from God’s Grace in the 1st place???!!! Wasn’t it Satan and his seed thinking that THEY WERE GOD and wanted to be worshipped as gods???
Of course this Eschatological Final Event of History – which is today’s Final Spiritual Battle -- is written in HIGHLY CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE as the “10 horns” represent “10 Kings” which are NOT any particular LITERAL KINGS of the Revived Roman Empire or the European Union as Man’s False Eschatology prophesies relentlessly. For John’s 6th vision is a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of today which involves SATAN leading this Final Rebellion against Christ and those of us who are of the SEED OF CHRIST in His Christian Army on Earth right now!!!
In other words -- the “10 Kings” represent the COMPLETENESS of the EVIL POWER upon the Earth which has since the Garden of Eden been sourced in THE BEAST SYSTEM ruled by the “Old Serpent” who is also called “THE DRAGON” and “THE BEAST” in Christ’s True Eschatology. And in Daniel’s vision Satan is called “the Little horn” -- which in these verses in John’s 6th vision recorded in Revelation 17:9-18 REVEAL that it is SATAN who becomes “the infamous 8th King” in this Final Epoch rule of Satan ruling the World as “THE ANTICHRIST.” And it is SATAN in this “short little season” of GREAT TRIBULATION who is leading his SEED to fight against those of us “Elect” who are the SEED of Christ in this Final Spiritual Battle!!!
And CLEARLY -- it is also SATAN who has had a continuous rulership of ALL the Governments of this World and ALL the False Religions of this World since the beginning of time!!! For the Bible tells us from Genesis to Revelation that it is SATAN who is “THE BEAST” that has ruled over and impelled the EVIL DESIRES of his SEED in ALL the Nations of the World throughout Human History!!!
So you see – there are really only 2 Bodies of people in this Human Race – those of the SEED OF SATAN – and those of the SEED OF CHRIST – NOT 2 Bodies of people who Dispensational Pre-Millennialists say are 1) The Nation of Israel – and 2) The New Testament Church – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
John Sees in His Visions How The Mystery of the “7Horns” Applies Not Just to Satan
But Also to The Description of Christ Himself!!!
While in John’s 4th vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 12 we learn that SATAN is described as “a great Red Dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads” -- which fortunately is explained further in John’s 6th vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 17 – John describes Christ as having “7 horns” also along with “7 Spirits” and “7 eyes” recorded in Revelation 3:1; 4:5; and 5:6. And CLEARLY -- the “horns” in Revelation Chapter 5 signify God’s Power when we read:
“And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the Throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the Earth.” (Revelation 5:6)
FORTUNATELY -- unlike Satan’s rule in power – God’s rule in power is OMNIPOTENT!!! And “the 7 horns” signify the “totality” of Christ’s rule and power for ALL ETERNITY. While “the 7 eyes” illustrate the “totality” of the watch of His Holy Spirit – for “eyes” equate His ALL seeing and ALL knowing of everything going on in the WHOLE World and Universe. And CLEARLY -- there is only ONE Holy Spirit -- so the number “7” here is numeric symbolism illustrating Christ’s presence and POWER over the “totality” of the WHOLE WORLD. And the same application is applied to “the 7 eyes” – for it illustrates Christ’s “total” watch over the Earth where He sees EVERYTHING that is occurring in Heaven and on Earth.
In other words -- Christ is clearly shown as the CROWNED KING over all creation as the KING who RULES EVERYONE – WHO RULES EVERYTHING – AND WHO RULES EVERYWHERE because He is the Omnipotent – Omniscient -- and Omnipresent GOD AND KING of the Entire Universe!!! And the number 7 illustrates the magnificent totality of this which implies that Christ has ALREADY restored His Millennial Kingdom and does NOW REIGN because he has:
7 horns – REVEALING His Omnipotence and Total Power!!! 7 spirits – REVEALING His Omnipresence in that He is Totality Everywhere present at all times!!! 7 eyes – REVEALING His Omniscience in that He is all Totality Knowing and seeing!!!
CLEARLY – as Paul prophesied John also saw in his 3rd vision recorded in Revelation 10:3 just what Christ had Paul prophesy: “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known” (1stCor. 13:12) – which is what John also saw and prophesied when we read: “and He cried with a loud voice, as when a Lion Roareth, and when He cried Seven thunders uttered their voices”. . . . and “in the days of the voice of the Seventh Angel, when He shall begin to sound, the Mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the Prophets.” (Revelation 10:3 and 7)
So AGAIN – we see how the totality of what is being illustrated is seen by “the number 7.” And saying “That the Mystery of God will be finished – ENDED – ALL FULFILLED and ALL COMPLETED is what will take place on The Day of the Lord which is THE LAST DAY of this Human Race when the Rapture and the CONSUMMATION of Christ’s Restored Millennial Kingdom will also take place. And that’s when the Sabbath of Rest when our labors in this world will be over at LONG LAST and we who are of THE SEED OF CHRIST will reign for all Eternity with Christ in the New Heavens and the New Earth!!!
We Don’t Have to Guess Who “The Antichrist” is and Who Satan’s Seed is For Christ’s Word Explicitly Tells us that Satan is “The Antichrist” and His Seed is “The Lawless Man”!!!
Paul says of “The Man of Sin or Lawlessness” that “he will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” (just like Nimrod did when he 1st built the Tower of Babel!!!!) (2nd Thess. 2:4)
This “MAN OF SIN” is clearly the SEED OF SATAN as he is described by Paul through Christ’s Holy Spirit as the man that transgresses the law and who takes a seat to rule in God’s Holy Temple as if HE WERE GOD!!! For clearly -- in his arrogance unsaved Man often thinks that it is his own “right” to decide what is good and evil. In other words -- he doesn’t want God’s will to be done – HARDLY!!! He wants his own will 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 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 – making “THE ANTICHRIST” NOT One Particular Man of the Future as Man’s False Eschatology teaches relentlessly – but unsaved Mankind in particular!!!
And here’s an important TRUTH – while the Eternal Universal Church represents those of us who are the SEED OF CHRIST whose bodies are the Temple of God with Christ Himself indwelling our bodies so that we are filled with His Holy Spirit – this is also true of SATAN’S SEED. For the bodies of the unsaved are indwelled with Satan’s Spirit of ANTICHRIST. And they in their Temple or body think of THEMSELVES AS GOD just like Satan does!!! And rest assured that when MAN thinks of himself as GOD -- then in exalting himself as God he becomes “THE LAWLESS MAN” by breaking Christ’s 2 Greatest Commandments. For if one is born of the SEED OF CHRIST – then they are the LAWFUL MAN and are taught to obey Christ’s 1st 2 Greatest LAWS which are to:
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and Greatest Commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two Commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40)
HONESTLY -- ANY man who is deceived by Satan to forsake God’s laws and sits to rule himself in God’s Temple is a SON OF PERDITION – or what the Bible calls “THE MAN OF SIN”!!! And aren’t we seeing that TODAY even in Christendom when so many even Professed Christians are betraying Christ just like Judas did by NOT supporting Him and His True Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven but for one reason or another choose to
“fall away” from the faith???!!!
And aren’t even Professed Christians often ruling as if they are God by teaching False Eschatology about the 2nd Coming of Christ just as the Pharisees and the Sadducees taught False Eschatology about the 1st Coming of Christ???!!! This “falling away” from His True Gospel is clearly an Abomination in God’s sight and is the prophesied “Abomination of Desolation” that Christ said that we “Elect” would see before His 2nd Coming – and we are SEEING IT to be sure!!!
One has to hand it to Satan – for he is a MASTER of Deception!!! And the titles that Christ gave him of being “The Father of LIES” as well as many other titles are well deserved to be sure -- and certainly prove that he is the SUPREME ENEMY of Christ that those of us who are the Seed of Christ!!!
The Titles Given to Satan PROVES that He is “The Antichrist” –
NOT One Particular Man of the Future!!!
HONESTLY – if one only reviews the titles hat Christ gave to Satan – they would know that he is the Prophesied “ANTICHRIST” that has now been LOOSED to lead this Final Rebellion and Final Spiritual Battle against Christ and those of us who are the seed of Christ who are standing up for His Word and True Gospel. For 35 times Satan is called “THE DEVIL” which means “The Accuser” or “Slanderer.” And CLEARLY – he is given this title because he has been so successful at accusing and slandering us “Elect” before Christ and defaming and traducing the character of Christ Himself before Mankind.
Not to mention that 52 times he as the Master of Deception and LIES is called “Satan” which means “Enemy” or “Adversary.” For there is NONE OTHER in all the World that is more deserving of the title of “ANTI-CHRIST” than SATAN being the Supreme Enemy of Christ. He is the also the ULTIMATE LAWLESS ONE which is WHY those of his Seed are called “The Lawless Man” by the Apostle Paul.
And what Christ was trying to convey through Paul’s prophecy of 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 was that it is the Sons of Perdition which twists or wrests the Scriptures so that they do NOT have to follow God’s laws and His True Gospel but chose instead to follow the FALSE ESCHATOLOGY and False Gospels and Laws of MAN!!! And that of course results in a VAST MAJORITY of the 2/3 Remnant of unsaved mankind being “THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS” that Paul was describing would come in a Great Multitude at the End of time which is TODAY!!!
And while the name “Satan” refers to his character which describes him to be an Adversary of Christ and His SEED along with all that is GOOD and RIGHTEOUS – the name “Devil” refers to his relentless campaign to NEUTRALIZE the CAUSE OF CHRIST and to destroy the Witness of THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST the World over. And he carries out his Evil by LYING and SLANDERING with false accusations and evil traducing and defaming of us who are IN CHRIST and of the Seed of Christ!!! And lest we forget – he is termed “The Prince of this World” recorded in John 14:30 which defines his position in relation to his being the ruler of the unsaved of this Earth. In Matthew 12:27 he is named “Beelzebub” which regards him as the head of the DEMONS. And he is spoken of as being “the Wicked One” in Matthew 13:19 – for in this verse he is referred to as prime instigator of ALL wickedness on this Earth.
And CLEARLY – in John’s 3rd vision recorded in Revelation 9:11 Christ REVEALED through John that Satan is the Angel of the “Bottomless Pit” or HELL who is LOOSED along with 200 MILLION DEMONS to fight this Final Spiritual Battle of TODAY that must occur before THE RAPTURE and the 2nd Coming of Christ takes place on the LAST DAY of this Human Race. And this Final Spiritual Battle is given 2 CRYPTIC NAMES that almost everyone has heard which is “Armageddon” and the “Gog and Magog” Battle and a SPIRITUAL BATTLE of MAN AT WAR with Christ and His Word!!! And just as Daniel and Ezekiel and John all saw in their many visions -- the Commander of his VAST ARMY of “Magog” which is made up of the 2/3 Remnant of this World’s population today that Christ chose NOT TO SAVE – Satan himself is called by the titles of “Gog” and “Apollyon” and “Destroyer.” And CLEARLY -- John prophesied SATAN being the King of this last Final 4th Kingdom of today when he is no less than the King of the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” where all those under his command exist on Earth in their unsaved soul existence when we read:
“And they had as King over them the angel of the Bottomless Pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.” (Revelation 9:11) And in prophesying these END-TIMES John then writes: “ One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.” And then John proceeds to prophesy about this Final Spiritual Battle of today when he says that the 6th Angel sounds his Trumpet and we next read: “And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the sixth Angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four Angels who are bound at the Great River Euphrates.” So the four Angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.” (Revelation Chapter 9)
CLEARLY – the 4 Angels BOUND are NOT Christ’s GOOD ANGELS – for Christ’s Good Angels are NEVER referred to as being BOUND – HARDLY!!! And the Great River Euphrates represents the sea of Humanity that make up the 2/3 Remnant of this World that Christ chose NOT TO SAVE who are being DECEIVED by Satan to “kill and silence” the witness of the 1/3 Remnant of those of us who Christ HAS SAVED!!! And the “hour and day and month and year” which they have been bound for -- is a CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of this prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION when they have now been LOOSED ALONG WITH SATAN to DECEIVE THE NATIONS as we read in John’s 7th vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 20!!!
And not only is Satan spoken of as the KING of his VAST ARMY of Antichrists – but he is aptly called “The Prince of the power of the air” recorded in Ephesians 2:2 which is something that we living today in this time of advance technology can certainly appreciate. For he owns and manipulates the INTERNET and all of the airways to be sure including Television and Hollywood Movies and ALL movies made anywhere on Earth!!! For the “air” and “Bottomless Pit” is another CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL PICTURE of Satan’s present abode and sphere of operations that he and his VAST ARMY of 200 MILLION DEMONS have NOW been LOOSED from as we read:
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
And there’s MORE – for the Bible tells us that SATAN is called “Lucifer” which means “Morning Star” as we read in Isaiah 14:12. And that title was given to him no doubt because Christ knew that Satan would be the instigator of this Great Apostasy and the Strong Delusions and Deceptions that he is NOW fostering by posing as an “Angel of Light” when in reality he is DECEIVING THE NATIONS. He is also called “the god of this World” in 2nd Cor. 4:4 because he is the inspirer and instigator of all FALSE RELIGIONS. And of course Christ called him “A LIAR” and “The Father of Lies” recorded in John 8:44 because he is the greatest denier of TRUTH that there has ever been. And certainly he has DECEIVED so much of Christendom now to think that he is NOT “THE ANTICHRIST” but that One Particular Man will be who hasn’t even stepped up on the stage of Human History yet – UNBELIEVABLE!!!
The Great Deception of Today!!!
Regardless of what Man’s ever so popular False Eschatology teaches -- “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology explicitly teaches that NO ONE is getting RAPTURED until this Final Spiritual Battle is over and Satan and his SEED are thoroughly DEFEATED by Christ and those of us that are Christ’s SEED who are fighting this Final Spiritual Battle alongside of Christ!!!
HONESTLY – it’s just UNBELIEVABLE to me that Dispensational Pre-Millennialists see all that is happening today with the ENMITY between the Seed of Satan and the Seed of Christ growing so intense that this World is obviously being ruled TOTALLY by Satan and his SEED who are taking away all of our Christian Liberties -- and how they still somehow say this is NOT the Great Tribulation???!!! When it should be apparent that we are IN THE GREAT TRIBULATION if NOT from the ENMITY between the Seed of Satan and the Seed of Christ that just grows more fierce with each passing day – then from ALL of the out of Control Weather disasters that just keep on Coming. Do Dispensationalists really think that these catastrophic Weather Conditions are NOT being caused by “The Finger of God” just as they were in Moses’ Day???!!! It’s almost as if they are “whistling past the graveyard” treating the Great Tribulation and all of these events that are happening as NORMAL –
are you kidding me???!!!
And the reason WHY they keep INSISTING that we are NOT in the prophesied Great Tribulation that Christ said that both His SEED and Satan’s SEED would be going through before He stepped into Man’s dimension to END this Final Spiritual Battle – is obviously because they think that Christ hasn’t finished saving The Nation of Israel yet. But didn’t Christ say with His last dying breath that it was “FINISHED”???!!! Does He need to come again to die for the sins of the 21st Century Jews today???!!! Was His dying on the Cross NOT for everyone that He had chosen to be part of HIS SEED???!!! Are the Jews of the 21st Century somehow NOT included in that one time of Christ’s dying for the sins of HIS SEED???!!! I’M JUST SAYING!!!
CLEARLY – if Salvation wasn’t finished at the Cross and Christ didn’t REALLY mean to imply that it was -- then that would of course mean that He needed to come back to FINISH saving the Jews in the Nation of Israel. And it would also mean that Pre-Millennialism is REALLY Christ’s TRUE ESCHATOLOGY – that the reason for His 2nd Coming is to finish saving THE JEWS of the Nation of Israel.
I pray that if you read this Commentary and my last one -- that you will see that Pre-Millennialism is NOT Christ’s True Eschatology. And the reason WHY it is NOT is because ALL OF CHRIST’S SEED were saved at the Cross when He saved our souls. And that means that His 2nd Coming is NOT TO SAVE ANYONE -- but to CONSUMMATE His Restored Millennial Kingdom. For those of us who are the seed of Christ were restored to our being the rightful heirs of His Kingdom when Christ paid for our sins at the Cross. THINK ABOUT IT!!!
And the time to believe the True Gospel and Eschatology of Christ is fast running out on this World!!! Mary Sullivan