Tuesday, January 19, 2016

There Is No Neutral Ground!

We are making a transition in our study from the Antichrist, a political leader to the false prophet, a religious leader that arises out of a global universal church that embraces all religions. He will be the amalgamation of all the worlds religions to use this false doctrine to his means and with the Antichrist.

We will learn more about false doctrines and prophets in our future studies. When you point it out the truth that is found in the Bible, people will deny what they read from the Bible no matter how true it is. It's almost like they are reading something different than what you are. Like they are blind. They simply don't get it and write you off as some religious kook.

The title of Antichrist is not only a person, but also a spirit, an attitude and an agenda that has been around since the Garden of Eden. It is a belief system that is energized by Satan, himself. You are either leaning towards things of God or things of this world. You either know Jesus or you don't. There is no neutral ground.

The False Prophet will deceive by signs and miracles and his message that will deceive the unbelieving world. When we look at Bible prophecy it shouldn't be something that causes us to be afraid.

Isaiah 46:9-10 ~ "Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, ad I will do all that I please."

When God says something is going to happen, it will happen. There is no doubt about it because He knows it all. He is all knowing.

John 13:19 ~ "I am telling you know before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am He."

The use of the word He in Greek is "I am that I am" and is used to make the statement more powerful. There is nothing new to God. If the LORD is God, there should be evidence of His existence. Our faith in Jesus and God is founded on fact. Any Christian should be able to articulate why the Bible is true!

1. There is an observable universe. - Man has been programmed to argue with God since the Garden of Eden. Technology that speaks of divine engineering or intelligent design showcases things like atoms, DNA, our expanding universe that all before the invention of devices to show us that they are there, was simply unseen. Just because we couldn't see it doesn't mean it wasn't there. That is good science. What the Bible says is true and becoming true through the scientific discoveries and studies just proves what it has said.

2. Historical Record: No other book in the world is perfect and without error like the Bible is. It's historical accounts are founded on facts, everywhere the Bible has said a people, city or culture has existed, archaeology is proving it to be true.

3. Internal Witness. You have tribes deep in the jungles around the world who know withing themselves that there is something bigger than them out there. That is why you will often find them with lots of little gods and one bigger god. They know there is something bigger than them out there.

4. Biblical Revelation. What the Bible has to say speaks to the answers we need in all areas of our life. It contains the answers to man's soul.

Revelation 13:11-12 ~ "Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed."

This is another very bad and evil beast. He has a religious background. The description of the false prophet is that he will be a deceiver of religion. If you want to deceive someone thoroughly you have to incorporate religion into your political agenda. Every movement of a dictator will substitute the belief in God with a new religion. Man wants to self govern. They all incorporate religion into their agenda from Napoleon to Hitler to Nebuchadnezzar.

He has two horns which represent religious authority and two rulerships. One horn signifies the authority over the Antichrist, political leader, and the other horn represents the religious leader. He will speak like a dragon meaning smooth, slick, convincing, knowing, comforting and caring. That is Satan, himself!

Matthew 7:15 ~ "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves."

This is a command from Jesus. The "sheep's clothing" is a reference to religious garb. He will look like a true man of God but is far from God. He will be spouting religious propaganda and will be saying things that all the religions of the world want to hear. A protective shepherd will have scarred hands from protecting his sheep, this man on the other hand will be in it for the money, power and authority it provides under the garb of religiosity. He will really be into the signs, wonders and miracles he performs. He will be a grandstander and a true showman. He will use those he can to help him achieve his desired purpose and agenda.

Revelation 19:20 ~ "But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur." 

There is no mistaking who the second beast is.

More coming to tomorrow!!!!

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