Fulness of the Gentiles

Is the age of the gospel of grace coming to an end, when “blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in” Rom 11:25?

While the majority of Israel rejected Christ at His first coming, many of the Jewish people were saved. “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem”. Luk 24:47

The gospel, started in Jerusalem, was commanded to be taken to all the world. “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Act 1:8

After Peter’s first sermon on the day of Pentecost, three thousand Jews were saved. “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. Act 2:41. Today, the gospel has come full circle making its way back into Jerusalem where many Jewish people are coming to Christ.

Messianic Jewish Groups Claim Rapid Growth

Messianic Judaism Gaining Momentum in Israel

More and more Jews finding Jesus in Israel

Current Estimates of the number of Messiancs

Why Ultra-Orthodox Jews Are Turning to Jesus

So some of the Jews were saved during the first years of the Gospel of Grace, but soon afterward destruction came upon Israel with the demolishing of the temple and slaughter of over 1 million by the Roman army. Are we seeing a repeat of history now in the land of Israel?

It does not take much for one to see that the world has fallen away from God and biblical principals, The U.S., once the moral beacon of the world and perhaps one of the greatest resources for spreading the gospel around the world since its beginning, has fallen the most in such a short period of time.

Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics

http://lifewayresearch.com/2016/09/27/americans-love-god-and-the-bible-are-fuzzy-on-the-detail

In Genesis we see that God is furious with all except Noah and his family concerning what had happened on earth in regards to the fallen angels mating with women and He gives a set time before the coming destruction of the great flood.

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Gen 6:3

One cannot help but wonder when looking at the timeline below:

  • May 31st – June 4th, 2017 Pentecost – Christians know it as the day the Church started. According to Jewish tradition, Pentecost commemorates God’s giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai, 49 days after the Exodus.”The special  Offering  of  the  Wave-Sheaf  of  Firstfruits  during the  Passover  or  Feast  of Unleavened Bread is actually the prelude  to Pentecost with its own special Offering.  From the time of the Offering of these Firstfruits waved before the Lord, the Jewish people were to count 50 days till the Feast of Pentecost. This counting consisted of “seven weeks” (49 days) and then on the next day (the 50th day) the celebration would take place. These two special Offerings are, therefore, vitally connected.The Firstfruits Offering at Passover was a sampling of the full spring harvest to be celebrated 50 days later at Pentecost (Lev. 23:9-16) and exemplified by the special wave Offering of two loaves of bread in the same manner as the Wave-Sheaf”. It is the only Jewish holiday that does not have a “set” date. It is also interesting to note that the Levite priest were commanded to preach until the age of 50. Num 8:25 Fascinating read here: https://www.amazon.com/Pentecostal-Rapture-Church-Jesus-Christ/dp/1498408303/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477615755&sr=8-1&keywords=the+pentecostal+rapture
  • July 4th, 2017 – America completes its’ 240th year (120 + 120 a double blessing Genesis 6:3) as a country.
  • September 20th, 5777 (2017) – Last day for the Jewish year 5777.
  • September 23rd, 2017 – The Great sign of Revelation 12 – there is a wide range of opinion out there on what this means, but it is clear the stars and planets will align on that day to depict Revelation 12.

The church will not go through the Tribulation as many today are saying. The church is the collective body of Christ beginning with Pentecost until the Rapture. Clearly the church cannot go through it as Christ will not separate part of His body through it. Do not let the spirit of the Antichrist deceive you.

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Heb 10:25

 

The Generations of Adam

It has been said that one can study the book of Genesis alone for a lifetime and still not learn everything the Lord reveals in the deeply prophetic book. The Lord opens His Word with Genesis and ends with Revelations; a timeline if you will of:

 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Isa 46:10. The Lord is the creator of time and He created man in His image setting a course for him to be used and demonstrate the testimony and account of His glory, honor, and divine nature against that great accuser, Satan, for a determined time when he shall be defeated and shall no more have the power to accuse.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Rev 12:10

 Ten is the number of testimony, account, and Law as in the 10 commandments. In Genesis 5, God gives us the 10 generations of Adam beginning with Adam and ending with Noah.

Generations of AdamLooking at the chart, the numbers reveal many things. If we add the number of years in column C we get 7019 years. Seven is Gods number for spiritual things and for setting time. Jesus came 77 generations after Adam and 70 after Enoch. Daniel’s prophecy of 70 x 7 or 490 years to finish the transgression and make an end of sin, and God rested on the 7th day of creation, a set time. We are not given the number of days after the year the men lived. For example, Adam could have lived 930 years and 10 days, Enos 905 years and 40 days and so on and so on. It seems likely those days would add up to an additional 2 years for a total of 7021 years, a multiple of 7. Is it possible that God in His Fatherhood, has laid out an exact timeline for the number of years His sons shall live on earth within the generations of Adam? We will come back to examine 7019 and 7021 a little later.

Notice that Enoch is a figure of the church and lived 300 years after the birth of his son Methuselah. His name means “dedicated – teaching” and Enoch was given the earliest recorded prophecy which referred to the 2nd coming of Christ in Jde 1:14. The number 300 means “God appears” for Enoch was raptured before the great flood:

By faith Enoch as translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God Heb 11:5.

The Ark of Noah was also 300 cubits long. Noah and his family rode with God upon the Ark during the flood. The Ark of Covenant was placed in the tabernacle so that God could dwell among men during the Old Testament times. And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them Exo 25:8.

Enoch’s son named Methuselah whose name means “death – to bring or to send”, “his death shall bring”, was the longest living man in history at 969 years. Enoch began to walk with God after Methuselah was born Gen 5:22 and seems to have been told by God that the flood would not come until Methuselah’s death and signifies God’s mercy and long suffering in the oldest living man. Methuselah had Lamech at 187. Lamech had Noah at 182 and the flood came in Noah’s 600th year. 187 + 182 + 600 = 969 years.

Noah's ArkNoah was a figure of the Tribulation saints; those who will survive to the end of the 7 year Tribulation. Noah lived 450 years after giving birth to his three sons of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The number 450 means “hope of life after death” for just as Noah and his family had the hope of eternal life after the death of the entire world, the Tribulation Saints will have hope of eternal life after the death and destruction of the world. Noah’s name means “rest or comfort” Gen 5:29 while his father’s name Lamech means “the despairing”. Lamech lived a total of 777 years.

The most accepted date for the creation of the world is 4004 BC. The number 4 detonates “material things, wandering the world”. On the 4th day God made the sun, the moon, and the stars, the material universe. The Garden of Eden had a river which parted into the headwaters of four other rivers. These rivers were the Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel and the Euphrates and their respective names mean to “increase, bursting forth, rapid, and fruitfulness” in that order. To see how the date 4004 BC was derived, you can read the article here: https://answersingenesis.org/bible-timeline/the-world-born-in-4004-bc/.

ussher-chart-topussher-chart-bottomPutting this all together

If we divide the 300 years of Enoch’s fatherhood with Noah’s 450 we get the number of the man of sin. 300/450 = .66666.

Looking closer at the 7019 and 7021 years from the generations of Adam, we notice that 19, 10 + 9 is the number for “Trusting faith and God’s perfect order in regard to His finality of judgment”. Israel was ruled by a total of nineteen kings before God allowed them to be conquered by the Assyrians. The 19th book of the Bible is Psalms, the song book of the people of FAITH and Psa 19:5 says “Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.” A bridegroom comes out of his chamber to take his bride!

Now we turn to 21, – “lawlessness, folly” and symbolizes the great wickedness of rebellion and sin. After the children of Israel left Egyptian bondage they had 21 major rebellious events as they traveled and wandered the wilderness. 3 x 7, 3 = God’s image and 7 = a set time to become the “end of God’s image”. In 2 Timothy 3, the apostle Paul writes of 21 sins which show the exceeding wickedness of self and sin.

Removing the 1000 year millennial reign from 7019 gives us 6019 and 6021 years. Using the date of creation at 4004 BC:

6019 – 4004 = 2016

6021 – 4004 = 2018

The events of 2015/5775

Coming in September, they include the Shemitah and exactly 14 days later, the final Blood Moon. The number 14 refers to “Deliverance, Righteousness, and Salvation”. Psalm (14) is a prayer for SALVATION – “Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.” Psa 14:7. There were 14 generations from Babylon to Christ.

“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.” Mat 1:17. Genesis Chapter 14 – Abram defeats Kerdorlaomer. Melchizedeck says “blessed be God who DELIVERED 14 your enemies into your hand”. This battle began in the 14 year of Kerdorlomar’s subjection. “And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all” Gen 14:20.

This will be the 14th anniversary of 9/11. On the Jewish calendar, the year is 5775. The number 75 refers to missionary as Abraham was 75 years old when he left Haran, sojourned in a foreign nation, and set up an alter to the Lord. “So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.”Gen 12:4. So the 7 in 5775 before 75 designates a set time for the end of missionaries! God will never leave man fully abandoned. The Shemitah also falls on a partial solar eclipse. Is this a warning that God is about to remove part of the light of this world (church)?!

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The events of 2017/5777

One of the main events of 2017 is the depiction of Revelation 12 within the stars. Revelation 12 is an amazing passage of past, present, and future events concerning Israel and Jesus. The great sign in the heavens is set for September 23, 2017 two days after Rosh Hashanah. Is it a warning that the Tribulation is about to begin?

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: Rev 12:1

wp30650372Forty days later on October the 31st, 2017 (Halloween is the highest satanic holy day of the year) or the 11th of Cheshvan 5777, the 8th month on the Jewish calendar and according to Jewish tradition Methuselah died on this day! Eight is the number for new beginnings and 11 for fear. Will it be a new beginning for the most fear the world has ever known??

Remember Noah’s father Lamech lived 777 years and his name means “the despairing”. The number 77 is equal to “false prophet”! 7 (set time) x 11 (fear) = 77. The Jews will once more remember the God of their fathers after they realize the antichrist is not the Messiah.

Psalm 77 plays this out:

I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah. 10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. 11 I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. 12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. 13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? 14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. 15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zec 12:10

The first Zionist Congress was convened by Theodor Herzl as a symbolic parliament for the small minority of Jewry in agreement with the implementation of Zionist goals. This took place in August 29th, 1897. Fast forward 120 years and arrive at 2017 or 5777 on the Jewish calendar. 120 is made up of three forties (3×40=120). Applied to time therefore it signifies a divinely appointed period of probation.

And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Gen 6:3.

6:3? That is man with God!

One hundred twenty years after God spoke those words…..His judgment was brought against the world with the Great Flood of Noah.

7028 years

Adding the remaining 1007 years to the 6021 years brings us to 7028 years total; a multiple of 7! The number 28 is 4 x 7. Remember the number 4 designates material things and wandering the world. The fourth book of the BIBLE, Numbers, is the story of God’s people WANDERING in the desert. 7028 years gives us the end of the millennial reign, a set time for man to stop wandering the world for since Adam was cast out of the Garden, Man has sought for a way back to God!!

There is less than 5 months left in 2015. Will we see the Rapture; the Blessed Hope!

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Heb 10:25

Nothing New Under The Sun

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. 10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

Although it is debated who wrote Ecclesiastes, most likely it was King Solomon; the wisest man the world has ever known. The verse above has more meaning than one can imagine. The verse is speaking to cycles. What was done in the past will be done again in the future. On a large scale, it speaks to a repeat of certain historical events that occurred in the Old Testament. On a smaller scale it speaks to the repetition of daily activities and mindsets of man throughout the ages. Essentially it is saying that nothing new will come that has not already come and that includes the end of days.

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure Isaiah 46:9-10 

The bible is an open declaration of events beginning with the first state of the universe to the last. It conveys future events by inference, as historical archetypes. Wikipedia defines archetype as “A statement, or pattern of behavior, a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated”. There are many archetypes in the bible. I will outline a few here as an example starting with Abraham.

Abraham, although a gentile from Ur in the ancient land of Assyria, was the first Hebrew and father of the Israelites. His name in Hebrew means “father of a multitude”. The Lord called Abraham out of his country. “Now the Lord had said unto Abraham, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee” Genesis 12:1. Abraham was given the everlasting covenant of God that led to the nation of Israel; still in existence today. Interestingly, according to Jewish tradition, Abraham was born in 1948 A.M. (Anno Mundi – calendar era based on the biblical creation of the world). This year is significant as it also was the year Israel was created as an official nation (1948 A.D.)

 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12:1-3

The covenant was sanctioned through a series of transactions in which the Lord visited Abraham seven times and seven times He certifies His Word. After the third visit when Abraham was separated from his nephew Lot, Abraham picked 318 of his servants to engage in war in the Sodom/Gomorrah area. A series of battles was fought at the time that included four kings:

 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. Genesis 14:1-3

The king’s battle took them into the area of Sodom where Lot lived and was captured. One man escaped and brought the news to Abraham who then took his 318 trained men, rescued Lot and regained the spoils of war. Research reveals the four kings are significant in that they represent prophetically four future nations.

Amraphel King of Shinar was actually Nimrod of Babylon, “a mighty hunter before the Lord” who hunted and enslaved the souls of men. He held the first monarch, was the father of the occult and pagan worship, and defined the original, sinful, Babylon which today is a mystery that envelops the entire world. Arioch, king of Ellasar was associated with the area later known as Greece. The Greeks refer to themselves as the people of “Ellas”.

Chedorlaomer was the progenitor to the Medo-Persian Empire and ruled the land between the Persian Gulf on the south and the Caspian Sea on the north. The final king Tidal, king of the nations or “Goyim” as the Hebrew text has it seemed to control an area across several gentile regions. History references connect him to Tudhalia I, ruler of the Hittite empire that covered most of Turkey to the eastern end of the Black Sea. The Hittite king engaged in mounting of large mercenary armies from the surrounding tribes and trained them through systematic training making them a fierce warrior nation for centuries. “King of nations” suggests a large area of influence and Jewish history place Tidal as forerunner of the large, Western, gentile empire that would follow stating that “Tidal is Rome”.

These four kings emulated the 4 gentile nations of Babylon, Greece, Medo-Persia, and Rome later to become world empires as history dictated. Thirteen Hundred years after Abraham’s battle with the four kings, Daniels prophecy of the 4 gentile nations is revealed Daniel 2:31-35.

After his victory, Abraham returned to the city of Salem, later to become known as Jerusalem.

 17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale. 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: 20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. Genesis 14:17-20

The “kings dale” would become the future site of Mt. Zion. Here Abraham met with Melchizedek, whose name means “king of righteousness”, to partake in the sacramental bread and wine which foreshadowed the future Jewish festival of Passover initiated six centuries later. Melchizedek was a type of Christ, whose sacrifice brought the new covenant and the called-out body of believers known as the church. After the Church age comes to an end with the Rapture, Jesus’ superior priesthood will bring the same covenant to Israel.

What is seen in Abraham’s actions predict the truth that the four kingdoms must be defeated before the Kingdom of Heaven can be established. Abraham’s enemies of gentile powers conferred with the old gods with the ultimate plan to control the world. The fundamentals of the plan never change as over and over again it emerges to be defeated again and again. Today, three of the four gentile powers have been defeated in past history. The fourth power of Rome (in a dispersed form) has reared its ugly head and is once again attempting to conquer the world.

Essentially, Abraham celebrated Passover before there was a Passover and this sets the theme that resonates through history until its final fulfillment. This theme can be seen in the life of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and the Great Tribulation.

Egypt of the Old Testament symbolizes the world system, or world order, a system of idolatry, political power, and wealth that is the model for Israel’s battle with the final Gentile kingdom. Ancient Egypt enslaved the Jewish people under Pharaoh, a type of Antichrist. Moses was called out to liberate them from bondage resulting in the ten plagues falling on the Egyptians. The 10 plagues foretell the days of the Great Tribulation to come when Israel will emerge victorious from the ultimate enslavement of the world system under the control of the coming Antichrist. Without going into detail, the 10 plagues are representative of the outpouring of vials in Revelation.

The death of the firstborn was the final plague on Egypt. The Israelites were instructed to paint the blood of a lamb on their doorpost in order for the Angel of death to “Passover” them as he carried over all of Egypt in one night. This action connects the past to the future as it looks back to when Abraham drank of the cup with Melchizedek and forward to its ultimate fulfillment in the Passover cup which Jesus partook with his disciples before giving His own life’s blood for the world. Thus the Passover became eternally memorialized for Israel as the blood on the door became a great symbol of deliverance from judgment and freedom from bondage. The blood from the lamb foreshadowed the great “Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” John 1:29.

During Passover, the Israelites eat unleavened bread for seven days which speaks of freedom from the physical corruption of sin, represented by the leavening (yeast) that would normally be present. Scripture would be recited and the taking of four cups. Each of the cups represents a prophecy taken from Exodus 6:6-7.

Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

The first cup – Salvation – The Lord saved the people from Egypt’s judgments (believers are saved from the Lord’s judgment).

The second cup – deliverance – celebrates the actions of Moses the deliver (believers are delivered from the bondage of sin).

The third cup – redemption – recalls the miracles of their time in the desert – (believers are redeemed by the blood of Christ).

The fourth cup – relationship – exalts the contract between God and His people at the Mountain of God, and His promise to bring them into the Kingdom – (believers have a personal, intimate relationship with God just as a father is to his son).

When Jesus took the fourth cup at the last supper, He activated an ages-long plan that would bring Him into a full relationship with the redeemed.

 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. Matthew 26:42

When Jesus was arrested, He said “Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it” John 18:11. Jesus now personifies the cup and bread taken so long ago by Abraham in the presence of Melchizedek.

Now let’s take a look at how Jesus is an archetype of Israel:

  1. He had a miraculous birth; born of a virgin. In her old age Sara, wife of Abraham, miraculously gave birth to Isaac.
  2. Jesus is called the only begotten Son of God. Israel is also called the son of God. “And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn” Exodus 4:22.
  3. Jesus was taken to Egypt to escape King Herod. Israel went to Egypt to receive deliverance from famine by a Pharaoh who had made their brother Joseph prime minister.
  4. Both Jesus and Israel experienced hatred upon their return to Israel. The Jews rejected Jesus while Israel’s return was marked by many kingdoms in the area and once they entered in the Promised Land, they still had to fight aggressive tribes. Today with Israel’s current return as a nation in 1948, nothing has changed.
  5. Jesus was executed by the Romans on the cross. Israel had the same fate with the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D. and hundreds of thousands hung on Roman crosses that lined the roads for miles. Eventually they had a great Diaspora and were driven to the four corners of the earth.
  6. Jesus resurrected on the third day. Israel is prophesied to rise again on the third day. “I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early Hosea 5:15 “After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight Hosea 6:2.
  7. Our Lord will never die again. He is Everlasting Life. In the end the Kingdom of Israel shall last forever. “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever Daniel 2:44.

As a type of Israel, Jesus’ final victory and eternal existence have set the path for Israel. Since their existence over three thousand years ago, so many gentile nations have sought to destroy Israel, only to fail. There are many other archetypes too numerous to mention here.

The end of days during the Tribulation will be a repeat as “in the days of Noe”. The coming Antichrist and his cohorts lying, wondrous powers will be a repetition of the ancient, supernatural, and worldly sin committed in the days of Noah. So what about the Antichrist himself?

You may be surprised to know the bible says he has already walked the earth and will be resurrected to walk it again. There is “nothing new under the sun”!

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is Revelation 17:8

We can see that the Antichrist has already existed, died, and his spirit will be resurrected as he comes up out of the bottomless pit and enters a human whose linage belongs to a long line of Seleucids including the infamous Antiochus IV Epiphanes. At some point the Seleucids intermarried with the Roman Flavian dynasty, which gave birth to the emperor Titus who destroyed the Jewish Temple in A.D. 70. That linage will also go back further to include the lost Jewish tribe of Dan. The Hebrew root word din means judgment and is from whence the word Dan is derived.

16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. Genesis 49:16

Jesus symbolized as a lion, came from the tribe of Judah and the Antichrist in his attempt to mimic all the Lord does, will spring from the tribe of Dan from the ancient territory of Bashan located just to the south of modern day Damascus.

14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him. Hosea 5:14

22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan. Deuteronomy 33:22

The Antichrist was/is also an Assyrian and Bashan is located near the center of that ancient empire.

 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. 6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. Micah 5:5-6

This man in ancient times was none other than Amraphel king of Shinar\Nimrod. But Christians should not be looking for the Antichrist, but Jesus Christ!

The days of Jesus walking the earth were a transition period between the law and the Gospel of Grace, between the Old and New Testament. Most of Israel rejected Jesus and roughly 40 years after His death on the cross, the temple was destroyed and the Roman slaughter and dispersion of the Jewish nation began.

Today the Church age is coming to an end and another transition will soon take place once the Church is called home. Then the nation of Israel will once again become the spiritual light of the world. Like the days of division between the Jews when Jesus walked the earth, the church today is becoming increasingly divided in Biblical doctrine. The end result will be an apostate church that gathers all religions of the world into one for the Judgment that follows.

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hid, that shall not be known and come abroad Luke 8:17

References:

KJV Bible

J.R. Chruch, Daniel Reveals The Blood Line of The Antichrist (Oklahoma City, OK: Prophecy Publications, 2010)

Gary Stearman, Time Travelers of The Bible (Crane Missouri: Defender, 2011)