AntiChrist Likeness Will Become The Living Image Of The Devil - Joseph Chambers - http://www.raptureready.com/featured/chambers/jc186.html
When the Son of God came into our world, He was the image of His Father (Hebrews 1:3).When the AntiChrist likeness is made alive in the Jerusalem temple, he will be the image of the devil.
Both Jesus Christ and Daniel made it clear that this event would last seven years. The evidence and signs of its beginning are everywhere. I have said several times lately that we may be fooled into thinking that the Seven Years have already begun if Jesus tarries much longer. That cannot happen but what is developing is so perfectly similar that the Bible alone can keep us thinking rightly. Revelation is the one systematic picture of the “Time of the Lord.”
The Bride is with the Lord in Heaven in Chapters Four and Five of Revelation. The Seven Years begin with the opening of the “Seven Sealed Book” that Jesus received from the Father. This picture is so clear that there is little excuse for doubting the Pre-Tribulation view. “And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.” (Revelation 5:7-8) After the worship that follows, Jesus proceeds to open the Seven Seals. The entire picture from Chapter Six to Chapter Nineteen is one of perfection of sevens. Let’s begin by understanding the Abomination of Desolation, the ultimate evil.
Somehow this event has been seen as singularly defiling the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. That is surely evil but it will also announce the antiChrist campaign to destroy everything Jewish. This event spells darkness for the total earth. Daniel called it “The Transgression of Desolation” but Jesus Christ named it, “The Abomination of Desolation.” It is the mark of wickedness for the last three and one half years that will envelope the world.
This event called “The Abomination Of Desolation” in the middle of the “Seven Years of the Great Tribulation” is the scheme of this “One World Religion”. The One World Church” will submit to her ultimate religious leader which ascends up out of the “Bottomless Pit.” This False Prophet does not appear until the middle of the Seven Years. The One World Religion will be in great power and full sway and will have martyred millions of those that repented and turned to the Truth. The first purpose of this False Prophet with his “false anointing” will be the announcement of the antiChrist as the appearance of a false Jesus to the world.
Here is the actual statement of the False Prophet’s arrival on the scene.“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” (Revelation 13:11-14) This beast of a man has paranormal powers that will give Biblical proof that he is the world’s greatest and most powerful false prophet. His message will be successful in presenting this false Jesus as the hope of the world. He will declare that every living person must be a follower and servant of this new christ or they must be killed.
In the process of presenting the antiChrist as Christ, an image or likeness of him will be created and placed in the Jewish Temple. The False Prophet performs an undeniable miracle. He declares this image to become a living being and the image is mysteriously animated. John saw a drama of this very scene in advance so he could describe it to us prophetically. Before the Scripture announces the mark and the world wide requirement, it first speaks of worshipping before this image and the antiChrist it represents. The idea of praying to an image is not foreign to the Catholic church and is quickly gaining favor with the church world. “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” (Revelation 13:15) The unconverted multitude will have no wisdom to deny or disprove this “Lying Wonder.”
The One World Order will be united, so the political and economic arms of government will join this mammoth force for world control. A decree that no one can buy or sell will be instituted to support the religious action of the antiChrist and his “False Prophet. “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:16-17) It’s easy to understand that this mark has two purposes. One, to control all commerce for taxing and another to ensure the worship of the devil by the entire One World Order. False religions have always been willing to force everyone under their control to worship the god they chose.
It is clear from the Scripture that the “Abomination of Desolation” is the action of the “One World Religion” developing before our eyes The Harlot Woman, as this powerful religious order is called, will actually rides the Beast and have power with him. Although this Beast ascended out of the Abyss or Bottomless Pit it will not disturb a church world that is deeply controlled by Mysticism. We call this beast “The False Anointed,” or the “False Prophet.” At this time in the seven dark years religion has so lost its way that any thing religious is wonderful. This Beast is not the antiChrist but the second beast which Satan uses to cause the world to worship the antiChrist and Himself, the Dragon. This Religious multitude will look like Kings as they ride this vicious beast. The riches of this false religious system will dazzle the world.
The Harlot Church will be the dominant factor of the “New World Order.”No one can control the masses like the powers of superstition. This church world is already vile in utter compromise and immorality. The present Roman Catholic Church is clearly guilty of protecting the pedophiles, homosexuals, and power thirsty crowd that dominants their ruling elite. The Lord invites John the Revelator to view this “Whore Church.” The word “whore” is the word the Holy Ghost used to describe her. The Lord said to John, “Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication” (Revelation 17:1-4)
It is clear that the “Abomination of Desolation” that begins with an image in the Jewish Temple then proceeds to envelope the earth with a rot of the vilest possibility. This abomination will be forced upon the world and a mark will be tattooed or inscribed on every person that worships at their new altar. The Religious Whore is Biblically called the Mother of Harlots.“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” (Revelation 17:5-6) This is wickedness so destructive and repulsive that the kings represented by the horns on the beast begin to hate her themselves.
History is replete with secular kings that have hated the Roman religious system. She has forced her will often through the years but now her last campaign of world dominance has reached it’s end. “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.” (Revelation 17:16-17) Political people are perfectly ready to use any system that will help them succeed, but in the end care nothing for its survival.
I believe the Catholic Church actually use pedophiles and homosexual priests to enlist altar boys and anyone under their sway into the priesthood. No one can study the history of this dark religious order and not know that the Vatican is a cesspool. Popes have often been suspected of death by foul play when they failed to do the bidding of the ruling class. The Roman Catholic Church is preparing at this very hour for their coming plan of ruling in a “One World Order.” The Vatican has often called for a world economy, world banking system, and a world court system.
To take control of the Jewish temple and then install the image of a Eucharist Jesus is Catholic to it’s heart. I believe this Jesus that they accept will be a Marian Jesus and will include multiple apparitions of Mary whom they call “The Mother of God.” The Catholic Church doctrine is profoundly “replacement theology.” They believe God is finished with the Jews and that they are the rightful owners of Jerusalem. This will be their idea of their “Grandest Hour” as they make Jerusalem the center of their “Worldwide Religious celebration.”
Zechariah spoke of this “One World System” in his great prophesy Book from it’s First Testament. “Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it. I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.” (Zechariah 5:3-4)
The placing of the antiChrist image in the Jewish Temple will begin the all out crusade to strip Jerusalem of the Jews and replace the city with the antiChrist marked and tattooed believers. I believe the two thirds of all the Jews that will be slaughtered will be eliminated by this false church that are already partial to anyone but the Israelies. Some of Israel’s sharpest critics are the liberals in the church world. The Roman Catholic Church has often come down on the side of Israel’s enemies. They are ready to repeat the crusades of the past when they slaughtered Jews and Arabs in the taking of Jerusalem.
The “Abomination of Desolation” is certainly the plan of the “Unholy Trinity,” Satan, antiChrist, and the False Prophet. But Satan in his scheming will use, the “One World Religious Order” to do his dirty work. Both the antiChrist and the False Prophet receive their powers from the Dragon and they also receive their commands from him. Hatred for Christians will be merciless but the total destruction of all things Jewish will be vicious. Jesus promises, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)