Yeshua said "And now I have told you, before it comes to pass, that when it come to pass, ye may believe"
It is a sad fact of life that people will only believe after a certain event takes place. The old worn out statement "I will not believe it, till I see it", has been played out time and time again. Well be prepared to see it here and now!
But before doing so, some ground rules, must be laid out to prevent doubt.
The Bible clearly informs us to be careful that, " No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation" (2 Peter 1:20) and to never give our own opinion of what a prophetic symbol means. We must allow the word of God to define its symbols on its own. Our own perspective on these symbols is useless.
There are 404 verses in the Book of Revelation, of which, 278 carry the bulk of symbolic prophecy. Did you know that all 278 of these verses can be found word for word elsewhere in the Bible? The Bible defines itself perfectly. We should never allow someones interpretation to define that which is Gods word. In fact thats what Yeshua taught us, "Search the scriptures daily to see whether these things be so" (Acts 17:11).
In Peter Stoners book "Science Speaks" he said, "..For one man to fulfill only 8 prophecies in a single life time, would represent a 1 in 10(17th) 100,000,000,000,000,000. Thats how amazing Biblical prophecy is!
So therefore the same odds must apply to Antichrist...........so lets make it a little more difficult. Lets see if only 1 entity on earth matches 11 prophecies. Doing so will hopefully erase all doubt.
Prophecy 1. (Revelation 17:3) "...I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast," So how does the Bible define a woman and a beast?
(Jeremiah 6:2) "I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman" So woman is a church!
(Daniel 7:17)"These great beasts, which are four, are four kings", And it would appear beast is a nation.
Where can we find a single nation that is joined in perfect & political union TODAY!
Prophecy 2. (Revelation 17:3)"..I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, having seven heads,".
What do these seven heads represent in prophecy? The Angel tells John exactly what these seven heads are in reality:(Revelation 17:9)"The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sitteth".
The Greek word for mountain (Oros)also translates as hill, (Strongs Concordance 3:75). The Roman Catholic Church admits in "Catholic Encyclopaedia" pp529,
"It is within the City of Rome, called the City on Seven Hills, that the entire area of Vatican State Proper is now confined".
Prophecy 3. (Revelation 13:17,18)" The name of the beast, or the number of his name,...is the number of a man and his number is six hundred threescore and six". The prophecy states that there will be a man at the head of this Church/State entity that will have a name with a numeric value on it. That value will be 666!
Truth is, the Vatican must always have a Pope stand as leader. When a Pope dies, a new Pope is elected immediately, to stand in the same position, as the previous Pope. He carries his office, his name and his title beyond the grave. All Popes have the exact same title in the office of Pope. What is the name they must all carry together?
"The letters inscribed in the Popes mitre are these "VICARIVS FILII DEI" which is latin for "VICAR OF THE SON OF GOD". Catholics hold that the church which is a visible society, must have a visible head. Christ before His ascension into heaven, appointed St. Peter to act as His representative......Hence to the Bishop of Rome, as head of the Church, was given the title "VICAR OF CHRIST".
(Catholic Weekly) Bureau of Information, April 18th, 1915.
Interesting fact about the latin language is that it is both their Roman alphabet and numeral system collectively.
(There are more than a dozen titles to the office of Pope, each equals 666 individually)!
Prophecy 4. (Revelation 13:1)"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw the beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads.....and upon his heads the name of blasphemy". Prophecy states that this beast on seven hills, will be a blasphemous beast. How does the Bible define blasphemy?
There are actually 2 Biblical definitions:
1. When a man claims to be God himself! (John 10:33)"For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy. And because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God".
2. When a man claims abilities to forgive sins! (Luke 5:21) "..Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone".
Does the Pope claim to be a God on earth?
The Vatican declares "The Roman Pontiff, judges all men, but is judged by no one. We declare, assert, define and pronounce: to be subject to the Roman Pontiff, is to every human neccesary for salvation that which was spoken of Christ..............I am all in all and above all, so that God Himself and I, the Vicar of God, have but one consistory, and I am able to do all that God can do"
The Bull Unam Sanctum issued by Pope Boniface theVIII
The Vatican Declares "The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth".
Pope Pius V, Barclay, Ch XXVII,p.218
The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, he is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of flesh"
Catholic National, July 1895
Does the Pope claim to possess the ability to forgive the sins of men?
The Vatican declares "This judicial authority will even include the power to forgive sins".
The Catholic Encyclopaedia, Vol 12, pp 265
Prophecy 5, 6 & 7. Revelation(17:8) "..behold the beast, that was, and is not, and yet is".
Prophecy declares here that,this beast will be in power at one time, then it will be inactive, then it will come back to power.
History will show a nation that:
Was in power at one time.
Is not in power at one time.
Yet is back in power.
Does history confirm that these 3 events took place with the Vatican?
The Vatican became a church and political power, when "Vigilus ...ascended the papal chair (538A.D) under the military protection of Belisarius."
History of the Christian Church. Vol 3, p.327
The Vatican lost its Church and State power when, Napoleon, sent in General Berthier.
"In 1798, General Berthier made his entrance into Rome, abolished the papal Government, and established a secular one".
Encyclopaedia Brittanica 1941 edition
Then on July 7th 1929, we read "..this morning there was another sovereign independant state in the world...Premier Mussolini...and Cardinal Gasparri...signed the sovereign independant state of Vatican City into existence".
New York Times July 7, 1929
The Vatican regained its Church and state power! The prophecy was fulfilled.
Was a power 538-1798
Is not a power 1798-1929
Yet is a power, since 1929
Prophecy 8. Revelation(13:5,7) "..power was given unto him to continue forty and two months...to make war with the saints".
In prophecy a day = a year
Numbers(14:34) "...each day for a year".
Ezekiel(4:6) "...each day for a year".
A Biblical Month = 30 days
To verify, see (Genesis 7:11 & Genesis 8:3,4)
Divide the 5 months by 150 days during Noahs flood and you get 30 days per month!
42 multiplied by 30 = 1260 days
A day = A year
42 months = 1260 years in prophecy.
(also see Daniel 7:25 & Revelation 12:6 to confirm the 1260 years.)
On March 12th 2000, Pope John Paul II, admited in a globaly publiscised (mea cupla), that the Vatican did indeed kill millions of people, between the years 538A.D - 1798A.D. Now just do the Maths!
1260(Rome made war with the saints)
"For teaching faith contrary to the Church of Rome, history records the martyrdom of more than 100 million people"
Brief Bible Readings, p36
Prophecy 9. (Daniel7:25) "He shall...think to change times and laws:"
Does the Vatican actually think this?
The Vatican declares "The Pope has the power to change times to abrogate (change) laws".
Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop. Cap
"The Pope is of great authority and power that he can modify, explain or interpret even divine laws..."
Lucius Ferraris, Prampta Ribiliotheca, art. 2
The Vatican declares "The Bible says, remember that thou keep holy the sabbath day. The Catholic Church says "No!". By my divine power I abolish the sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week".
History of the Sabbath, p. 802
"From the beginning to the end of scripture, there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of the Sabbath, from the last day of the week to the first".
Catholic Press, Australia, August 1900.
Prophecy 10. (Revelation 17:5)"And upon her head was a name written, mystery, Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth".
We learned earlier that in prophecy, Church = woman, and a harlot is indeed a woman, but an imperial one, she commits spiritual adultry against Jesus her bridegroom.
Do all Churches of the world commit adultry by doing what the mother Church of Rome instructs them?
Rome declares "Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her;-she could not have substituted the observance of sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no scriptural authority".
Rev. Stephen Keenan, "A Doctrinal Catechism" p. 174
The Pope was recognised as the overall authority in the Christian world,by an Anglican and Roman Catholic Commission yesterday, which described him as a "gift to be received by all the churches"...if a new united Christian church was created it would be the Bishop of Rome who would, exercise a universal primacy.
Telegraph UK News May 13, 1999
The United Religions Initiative, was signed on June 26, 2000.
At the signing of this document the Pope became the Global, moral, authority to all Christian denominations on earth. The vatican is now controling, the one world religion that YOUR Church has membership in!
Prophecy 11. (Revelation 17:12) "...ten kings,...recieve power as kings one hour with the beast."
Prophecy predicts here that just before the end, the Roman catholic Vatican will generate a global world structure by seperating the world into 10 kingdoms.
Have they done this? It has been reported that: "The Club had its beginnings in April of 1968, when leaders from 10 different nations gathered in Rome...The organization claims to have the solutions for world peace and prosperity...
The Club of Rome has been charged with the task of overseeing the regionalization and unification of the entire world...
On the 17th September 1973, the Club released a document, entitled "Regionalized and Adaptive Model of the Global World System"...The document reveals that the Club has divided the world into ten political/economic regions, which it refers to as "kingdoms".
As of the last meeting of the Club, the globe has been dived into 10 seperate kingdoms.
Kingdom 1. Canada & United States of America
Kingdom 2. European Union
Kingdom 3. Japan
Kingdom 4. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, Pacific Isles
Kingdom 5. Eastern Europe
Kingdom 6. Latin America, Mexico, South & Central America
Kingdom 7. North Africa, Middle east
Kingdom 8. Central Africa.
Kingdom 9. South & South East Asia.
Kingdom 10. Central Asia.
(Thessalonians 2:3) "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there coming a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed..."
Todays society proves there has been a falling away of faith from all walks of life, and that prophecy has been revealed exactly as promised to Gods people. When Christian prophecy is so accurate why do so many choose to inore it? It has to do with a prophecy Amos stated:- (Amos 8:11) "Behold the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, not a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord".