3. The Antichrist: How Will We Recognize Him?

The 2nd Coming of Christ

 

Where is the World Going?

 

The above is an important question, for if we can answer this, we can more easily see and deduce how the future will play out, especially as we have different prophecies along the way that give us light on a dark path. To see where the world is going, we must look into Scripture to see the agenda of Satan. The biblical worldview is that Satan is at war with God and has managed, through man's giving in to temptation in the Garden of Eden, to gain control over Planet Earth:

We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one (1 John 5:19).

Question 1) What do you think is Satan’s aim or end goal in the days in which we live?

 

In the wilderness temptation of Christ, Satan led Christ to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. He said to Jesus, “I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. So if you worship me, it will all be yours” (Luke 4:6-7). The temptation was for Christ to gain dominion of the world and avoid the cross, but that would place Jesus under Satan’s authority. The Lord did not dispute this claim of Satan's to be given the kingdoms of this world. Although God is sovereign over His creation, this world is under Satan's control, so what is on his agenda?

 

My mother in law likes to do 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles. When I help her, I take a look at the box cover to get an idea of the big picture. When I see the big picture, it is easier to look at the details and get it into some order. So what's the big picture that God wants us to see concerning Satan's strategy or end game? Isaiah the prophet talks about what is in his heart and motivation. Satan’s objective and agenda is to be like God:

12How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! 13You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. 14I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” 15But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit. 16Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: “Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, 17the man who made the world a wilderness, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?” (Isaiah 14:12-17).

Satan’s objective is to be enthroned on the Mount of Assembly (v. 13), and for everyone on planet earth to reject Christ and worship Satan. There is a spiritual enemy that is seeking to bring about complete control of the planet and its resources under one trinity of evil, Satan, the Antichrist, and his False Prophet. These three have a unified objective—to bring about a one-world government and have Antichrist at the head. He wants to make himself like the Most High and sit enthroned on the mount of assembly (Isaiah 14:13). Where is the Mount of Assembly? There is only one place on Earth where God has chosen to dwell, on Mount Moriah (Genesis 22:2; 2 Chronicles 6:6), the place where Abraham offered up his son, Isaac. It was at Mount Moriah in Jerusalem where Solomon was told to build a temple to the Lord (2 Chronicles 3:1). Here is where the Lord commanded the Israelites to assemble. The Second Temple, restored by King Herod, was destroyed in 70AD, and now, at the center of Jerusalem, the 37-acre Temple Mount is still there, but there are two mosques there and no temple to God. It is at that place where God had promised Solomon and the Jewish people that His Name would always be there and that His eyes and heart will watch over that place:

 

I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there” (2 Chronicles 7:16).

 

This location is the same piece of real estate where Satan desires for the world to worship him through his man whom he has chosen to indwell, the man called Antichrist. Just as God is in Christ, Satan will be in this man. In his pride and vanity, he longs to sit in the very temple of God and receive worship and praise as the king of the world. Jerusalem is where our enemy, Satan, and his world leader, Antichrist, are planning to take control and rule the world. God, for His own reasons, will allow the Antichrist to sit in a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem. Paul, the apostle, writes about what Satan's man, the Antichrist, will do:

 

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 (2 Thessalonians 2:4).

 

The Antichrist will be an egocentric man. He will exalt himself above all things that godly. This act of self-adulation is the same thing we read about in the Book of Revelation; there will come a time when a religious figure (the False Prophet) will set up an image of the Antichrist in the temple of God. This image is given “breath” and an ability to speak. The image that is set up will in some way cause all who refuse to worship the image to be killed:

 

…It (the second beast, a man called the False Prophet, Revelation 19:20) ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast (Antichrist) who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed (Revelation 13:14-15).

 

This image could be a hologram or a 3D statue that is set up in the rebuilt temple of God. I presume that there is some link to the mark that is forced upon those who do not obey the Lord Jesus, that if at some point they do not worship Antichrist; they will be killed, perhaps by something in the mark itself. This kind of control will be one of the reasons why those who love and obey Christ will refuse the mark. This mark on the hand or forehead will bring about total control by the Antichrist and False Prophet. You might have noticed that, over decades and incremental degrees, the world's banking, media, education, food, and resources have been put under almost total control of those who want a one-world government.

 

Jesus and Paul, the apostle, forewarned us about this event that will happen in the future. When Christ’s disciples asked the question, “What will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?" Among some signs (which we will look at in a later session), He said,
 

“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—then let those in Judea flee to the mountains…” (Matthew 24:15).

 

The word Abomination in Greek is “Bdelygma;” from bdelyssomai, to turn away through loathing or disgust, abhor. An abominable thing.[1]  This verse of Scripture is an urgent warning from Jesus, because He adds the phrase, "let the reader understand." So what is it that we are to understand? We need to go back to the prophecies of Daniel and look at a passage in Daniel 9:

 

He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven,' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him (Daniel 9:27).

 

For the sake of time, we won’t go into the bulk of the prophecy. If you wanted to explore it further, just set your search engine to the words, the Seventy Weeks of Daniel, and you will come up with many thoughts to explore in depth. My focus in this study is verse 27. There will be a leader who will come that will desecrate the temple of God in Jerusalem. The sacrifices and offerings to God will be stopped, and he will set up what is called “the Abomination of Desolation.” I believe this leader to be Antichrist fulfilling the desires of his master Satan to sit enthroned in the temple of God in Jerusalem.

 

How Will We Recognize the Antichrist?

 

What will happen to cause a desecration of the Jewish Temple? If you were to speak to a Jewish historian about Daniel’s prophecy of the Abomination of Desolation, not knowing the prophecy of Jesus or Paul (It is forbidden for Jews to read the New Testament), he would tell you that Antiochus IV Epiphanes fulfilled it. This man was an evil Greek king that ruled over Syria and the Israelite nation from 171BC to 165BC after the breakup of Alexander the Great’s kingdom. Antiochus believed he was a god, even to the point of putting the word for God into his name, changing it to Antiochus Theos Epiphanes. He thought that everybody should know that he was "Antiochus, the visible god." Antiochus not only signed a peace treaty with Israel but also broke the peace treaty in 168 BC and set up a statue of Zeus, the king of the Greek gods, in the Temple Courts with its face looking like Antiochus. He then proceeded to sacrifice a pig to this statue and took the blood of the pig and sprinkled it in the Most Holy of Holies there in the Temple of Jerusalem. He then tried to force everyone to worship the statue of Zeus with his face on it. Jewish people call this the Abomination of Desolation. God used a man, Judas Maccabeus, to rally the Jewish people to fight and finally overcome Antiochus and to cleanse the Temple. This cleansing of the temple is what the Jewish people celebrate at Hanukah.
 

 

We know that there has to be something else, because Jesus, 200 years later than Antiochus, said that the Abomination of Desolation was still future from His time. Paul, the apostle, referred to the man of lawlessness sitting in the temple and proclaiming himself as god (2 Thessalonians 2:4). Paul, being a learned man, would have been very familiar with what happened more than 200 years before his time.

 

Scholars call this passage above an example of a law of double fulfillment, a partial or shadow fulfillment in the past that speaks of a complete fulfillment that is yet future. The Passover Lamb and the Crucifixion was a double fulfillment. This kind of partial fulfillment was also written by the apostle Peter concerning what happened on the Day of Pentecost, ten days after the ascension of Jesus to the right hand of the Father.

 

14But Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed to them: "Jewish men and all you residents of Jerusalem, let this be known to you and pay attention to my words. 15For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it's only nine in the morning. 16On the contrary, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17And it will be in the last days, says God, that I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity; then your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. 18I will even pour out My Spirit on my male and female slaves in those days, and they will prophesy. 19I will display wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below: blood and fire and a cloud of smoke. 20The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and remarkable day of the Lord comes; 21then whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Acts 2:14-21).

 

The prophecy that Peter referenced was only partially fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost. The wonders in the heavens and signs on the earth, and the sun turning to darkness are still yet in the future. Jesus told us to expect it before He returned to earth to gather His saints (Matthew 24:29-31). I believe that complete fulfillment will happen at some time during the seven-year period.  Antichrist will completely fulfill Antiochus' desecration of the Temple.

Daniel’s Week of Years

 

The critical two things for us to take from Daniel's prophecy in chapter nine, verse twenty-seven, is that there will be a seven-year period that starts with a peace treaty. This peace treaty could be new, or one already agreed upon, such as the Oslo accords. The Accords were officially signed at a public ceremony in Washington, DC on 13 September 1993, in the presence of PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and US President Bill Clinton. If the Oslo accords are the peace treaty that will be confirmed by the Antichrist, we are told of a period of a seven-year (Daniel 9:27) covenant or agreement. In the middle of those seven years will be the Abomination of Desolation. This seven-year period starts at the confirming of a covenant spoken of by the prophet Daniel (Daniel 9:27).

 

Jesus and Paul talked about this same time, the seating of Antichrist in the temple with his prophet setting up an image to him. It is at that point where Jesus said there would be great tribulation (Matthew 24:15, King James Version uses the word tribulation. The New International Version translates this as great distress). This period will be a dangerous time for the people of God. It is an essential point for us to realize that the seven years is never referred to as the Tribulation. Only the last three and a half years is spoken of as the Tribulation, with some verses calling it the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21, Revelation 7:14). Jesus warned us that when we see the Abomination of Desolation, then would be great tribulation. We will look at this further at a later time when we discuss what will happen at that time. Jesus Himself called the signs of the times before the midpoint of the seven-year agreement or covenant, “the beginning of birth pains” (Matthew 24:8). As in childbirth, we will see the labor pains increasing in intensity the closer we get to the end.

 

So What Will the Antichrist Do?

 

We will certainly know this man as the Antichrist when he confirms a peace treaty or covenant in the Middle East. It is possible he will give something to the Jews that they will want and something to the Palestinian people that they also long for. What the Jewish people desire more than anything is for a temple to God to be rebuilt on the Holy Mountain at the center of Jerusalem. What the Palestinians want is to have their own state on what is known as the West Bank of the Jordan River, and for their capital to be East Jerusalem. 

 

Somehow Antichrist will bring the two sides together and forge a peace treaty or covenant (A covenant is a legal binding agreement between certain parties) between them. The first three and a half years of this treaty will see the rebuilding of the temple, among other things that will be going on in the world. Three and a half years into this period, according to the prophecy of Daniel, he will stop the sacrifices, break the treaty and set up an image to himself in the Holy Place, desiring that all worship him. This peace treaty and subsequent breaking of the covenant will be one of the ways we will recognize him. Have you noticed how that several American presidents have tried to bring about a peace treaty between the two parties concerned? It may yet be a European president that will achieve a peace treaty, but so far it has only been American presidents Carter and Clinton that have succeeded, but just a limited peace treaty. It has never been between all parties in the Middle East. Syria never signed on to the peace treaty because they wanted the Golan Heights back from Israel before they even started negotiations. Perhaps this is one reason that Syria is going through strife at the moment. Some forces want to topple the Assad regime and replace it with another that will be more amenable to the global elite.

 

Scripture calls this world leader over a ten-nation confederacy by a few different names. It is only the apostle John that calls him the Antichrist in his letters or epistles just before the Book of Revelation (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; and 2 John 7). The word suggests that he is one opposed to God, but the prefix anti can also mean “instead of.” When God gave the apostle John the Book of Revelation, the Antichrist is called the Beast (Revelation 13:1). Paul, the apostle, calls him by two different names, “the man of lawlessness” (2 Thessalonians 2:3), and “the lawless one” (2 Thessalonians 2:8, 9). Most Bible scholars believe he will oppose Christ, but at the same time pass himself off as Christ. When the disciples asked Jesus what would be the sign of His coming, He responded by saying, “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5). As we get closer to the end-time, there will be some people claiming that they are the anointed one of God (The word Christ or Messiah means "the anointed one").

 

John Phillips, in his book Exploring the Future, says this of the Antichrist:

 

The Antichrist will be an attractive and charismatic figure, a genius, a demon-controlled, devil-taught charmer of men. He will have answers to the horrendous problems of mankind. He will be all things to all men: a political statesman, a social lion, a financial wizard, an intellectual giant, a religious deceiver, a masterful orator, a gifted organizer. He will be Satan's masterpiece of deception, the world's false messiah. With boundless enthusiasm, the masses will follow him and readily enthrone him in their hearts as this world’s savior and god.[2]

 

As we mentioned in the last study, the Antichrist is called the "little horn" that arises among ten other “horns" or kings (Daniel 7:7-8), an indication that others will create the structure of a ten-nation confederacy before Antichrist arises, and that he will complete the structure into a one-world government. With his gift of statesmanship and oratory, he will draw the majority of people to himself. The angel that speaks to the apostle John in the Book of Revelation says that the Beast (Antichrist) arises out of the sea (Revelation 13:1). Often when scripture speaks of the sea, it is a figure of speech indicating tumultuous times, or difficult times.  It was Rahm Emanuel, the former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, who said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” It is possible that the severe next crisis, whatever it is, will be used to engineer the world coming together under the banner of a world government with a world currency. What we do know from scripture is that there will be a situation in the end-time where the world will ultimately do away with cash, in its place we will go to a money system that needs a mark on our forehead or right hand.

 

Question 2) What do you think will happen to bring in a cashless society such as the Bible mentions?

 

At the moment, you can go anywhere in the world with American dollars on your person, and you will be able to buy anything anywhere in the world. The world’s reserve currency is the American dollar, but what would happen if confidence in the dollar was to collapse? The world has already become slaves to the European Banks. If you don’t believe that, click on this link recorded from CNBC, the financial market channel:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efKchHKMb2k

 

4 sec: "Do we all work for Central Bankers? Is this Global Governance at last? Is it One World…with the Central Bankers in charge?"

1 min: "To answer your question: We are absolutely slave to Central Banks."

1 min 16sec: "Markets are driven by policy now, they're not driven by market forces."

1 min 26 sec: "Fiat currency that’s continually watered down…so the markets go up, and we feel good about it."

2min 25 sec: "We are basically beholden to Central Bankers."

2min 30sec: "...admits (Federal Reserve) are debasing the currency and borrowing our way to false prosperity."

2min 48sec: "Every Central Bank in the world has to devalue their currency."

 

Amschel Rothschild, the famous financier, once said, “Give me control of a nation’s money supply, and I care not who makes its laws."

 

Sir Josiah Charles Stamp was a British Baron who was born in the late 1800s. He was an economist and was President of the Bank of England in the early 1900s, and at that time was the 2nd richest man in England. He is quoted as saying: "Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them but leave them the power to create money, and, with the flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from them, and all great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for then this would be a better and happier world to live in. But, if you want to continue to be the slave of the bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let the bankers continue to create money and control credit."

 

Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, on May 23, 1933, made this statement: "Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its powers, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve System has usurped the government. It controls everything here, and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will."

 

President Woodrow Wilson, who signed away America's right to print its own money in 1913 to private banking concerns in Europe, afterward in his diary said, "I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world… no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men." - Woodrow Wilson

 

What about David Rockefeller, in his book, Memoirs, 2002 -"For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."  David Rockefeller, Memoirs, 2002, Page 406.

 

We are already being set up for a cashless society. I read in Time Magazine, dated February 21, 2011, Page 58, that a new chip is embedded in smartphones, which allows US consumers to leave their wallets at home. Doug Aamoth writes:

 

“Which are you more likely to have with you at any given moment—your cell phone or your wallet? Soon you may be able to ditch your billfold altogether and pay for things with a quick wave of your smartphone over an electronic scanner.”

 

Starbucks already has customers that use a bar-code app on their phone to buy coffee in some 6,800 of its stores. This was the first significant pay-by-phone initiative in the U.S., but we're likely to see wireless payment options as something called Near Field Communications (NFC) gets embedded into America’s consumer electronics. This October the new iPhone 6 will be in stores. It will have a virtual wallet and payment system, which will enable a shopper to transfer money with just a tap of their phone to the store. Already in use in parts of Asia and Europe, NFC allows shoppers to wave their phones a few inches above a payment terminal—a contact-free system built for speed and simplicity.” When this becomes commonplace, how big of a leap would it be to place this technology on our person conveniently?

 

The global elite are gearing up to replace cash with digital money before they crash the dollar. All kinds of scenarios would bring about a monetary crisis, so it is difficult to pinpoint one particular thing that will bring about the little horn, Antichrist, to be revealed among ten others. But it could very likely be a crisis with the dollar. David Rockefeller, the financier, in a speech in 1994 to the United Nations, said, “All we need is the right major crisis, and the nations will accept the New World Order.” The nations of the world have just about all become indebted to the banks, including the United States. Did you know that the United States does not own the Federal Reserve? The Federal government borrows money, at interest, from the Federal Reserve, a private bank consortium given the power to oversee the nation's money supply in 1913 by President Woodrow Wilson. The Federal Reserve is as much federal as Federal Express. By restricting or contracting the money supply, a financial crisis can be brought about. Any time the bankers want, they can call your debt. The Bible says that the debtor is a slave to the lender (Proverbs 22:7). Those of us who are Christians should be getting out of debt as soon as we possibly can.

 

His Number will be 666

 

This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666 (Revelation 13:18)

 

I take this passage as a hint from the Lord as to the identity of the Antichrist. When he comes to the surface politically, we will know him by the number of his name. In the Hebrew and Greek language, the letters of the alphabet have numbers. When a name is spelled out, each letter has a different number. When calculated together, the Antichrist’s name will work out to be 666. David Jeremiah, Bible teacher, and writer have some interesting thoughts on the number 666:

 

Revelation 13:18, however, does give us a clue to the number's meaning when it tells us that 666 is "the number of a man." To realize the implication of that, let's first consider another number—number seven. Seven is regarded as the number of completeness. The Bible often uses the number seven in reference to God or God-related things. God rested on the seventh day. The temple candlestick held seven candles. Christ addressed seven churches in Revelation. Revelation speaks of seven spirits before God's throne, seven golden candlesticks, seven seals, seven thunders, seven angels, seven trumpets, and seven vials. The number six, on the other hand, being one short of seven, is a number of incompleteness. Man, being in the image of God but not God is associated with the number six. Man was created on the sixth day. He is urged to work six of seven days. Even the largest man described in the Bible, the giant Goliath, was not a seven; he was just a combination of sixes. He measured six cubits in height, carried a spearhead weighing six shekels, and wore six pieces of armor. No matter how big a man is, or thinks he is, he is still not God; he is merely a man. The number 666 designates man to the triple. Here is the best man can be without God—the ultimate in human ingenuity and competence elevated to the point where he thinks he is a god. But he is not God. He is still incomplete, imperfect. No matter how high the pedestal, the best he can be is a string of sixes; he is not and can never be a seven. Can you see how that number characterizes the Antichrist?[3]

 

Some think that our identification number will change to be three groups of six digits when we come into a world currency based on digital money. At first, it will be on our phones. Perhaps the signature for whatever we buy with our phones will be the chip that they want to place within us. It is evident though that there will be believers in Christ who will gain victory over the beast and his image and the number of his name:

 

2And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God 3and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb (Revelation 15:2-3).

 

Question 3) Who is this company of people? What are they victorious over? How is their song similar to the song of Moses? (Exodus 15:1-18).

 

Some believers will go through this time, for Scripture says, “This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus (Revelation 14:12). Antichrist’s attitude and character will change in the middle of the seven years, Daniel’s 70th week. Perhaps Satan himself will indwell him and take more of his personality. After his great masterful act of statesmanship and diplomacy by bringing about the peace treaty in Jerusalem, he will be moved by Satan to fulfill his master’s desire to sit in the temple of God and command the Jews to worship him. At that point, all those that are faithful to the God of Gods and the King of Kings, Jews, and Gentiles, will refuse. It is then that great persecution (tribulation) will take place all over the world such as not been seen before or will be again. This persecution, tribulation or time of distress, is the same one that Jesus warned those who are in Judea and Jerusalem to get out of the city:

15So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. 22“If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25See, I have told you ahead of time (Matthew 24:15-25 Emphasis mine).

One question that I have reserved for another session is the question about the Rapture. What does the Bible say about the hope of the Christian, the Rapture of the Saints? Please continue to stay with us as we explore together this significant topic. All of what God has told us about the future ahead of time seems scary as we read about it, but there is much to be thankful for, for the Bible says that, “God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation (deliverance) through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:9). Encourage yourself with His words. If you are a Christian, you have nothing to fear; in fact, as you see these things beginning to take place you should lift up your heads for your redemption is drawing near (Luke 21:28).

 

Have you ever placed your life in Christ’s hands? God loves you and longs for you to invite Him into your life. Why don’t you do it tonight? Why wait any longer?

 

Prayer: Father, I come to you now in the name of Jesus. Come into my life. I want to turn from my sin and have You sitting on the throne of my life. Forgive me my sin (Specific sins that weigh heavy on you should be confessed and forsaken) and fill me with your Spirit. I want to know you and experience your power in my life. Amen!

 

Keith Thomas

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[1] Key Word Study Bible, AMG Publishers, New Testament Lexical Aids, Page 1598

[2] John Phillips, Exploring the Future: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical Prophecy (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2003), Page 272.

[3] David Jeremiah, The Coming Economic Armageddon, Faith Words Publishers, Page 148.