Today, many realize we are living in the "End Times" -
The "Latter Days", when world events will culminate in the fulfillment of Biblical end time prophecy.

The time of Apostasy and Great Tribulation -
 The time of Anti-Christ!

  According to Scripture a powerful charismatic dictator will soon appear in the arena of World Politics and convince the vast majority of mankind that he is "CHRIST". 
     Countless millions of fine, hardworking, church going people, will number among those led astray by this spurious messiah.

     Will you be one of the deceived?

     Only those with true understanding of the prophetic events revealed in God's Holy Word, will escape his delusion.
     For as Christ himself forewarned those living in this time:

    "Even the very elect may be deceived."  [Mt.24:24] 
     How could this happen?
     Why will so many professing Christians embrace the coming false messiah?

     The answer is simple -
     For as Jeremiah foretold, their shepherds have lead them astray.
     Many people put faith in the interpretations given to "End Time" prophecies by their own specific church or denomination.
Some diligently watch world events for evidence of what they themselves conclude the Bible says will soon occur.  While still others, take solace in Eastern meditation or trendy new age spiritualism, scouting the heavens for some astronomical portent they expect will usher in a long impending doom.
     In vain they seek truth where there is none -
     Always ignoring the one authoritative source containing all the answers to their query -  The Holy Bible.

     Because of their lack of Biblical understanding, mainstream Christians unknowingly sit poised to embrace this fake Christ upon his appearance.  So steeped are they in the unfounded dogmas and doctrines of their various denominations, that they are in total ignorance of the pagan origins of their own religious practices.  Oblivious to this truth, they blindly follow, (in Paul's words) "another gospel", one, that has for centuries been blended with mystical pagan ceremonies and polluted by symbolic subtleties that have changed the very nature of Christ's True Message as Paul had warned.  [Gal. 1:6-10]
     Thus throughout history, a "False Christianity", that did away with God's Holy Commandments and changed His "Times, Days and Seasons", has insidiously paved the way for Satan's ultimate deception. 
     Matthew 24, sheds some light on this.
     As Jesus sat with his disciples on the Mount of Olives, they asked him what the signs of his second coming and the end of this age would be.  Speaking directly to his disciples Jesus says:

    "Take heed that no one leads you [his apostles] astray.  For many shall come in my name saying, I am the Christ, and they will lead many astray." [Mt 24:4-5]
     This is one of the most misunderstood verses in all of scripture.  Most traditional churches believe that Jesus is referring to the coming of "false christs" in this passage, but that is an erroneous assumption that only reinforces the deceptions yet to come.
     Jesus was just alerting his disciples, that they themselves, would soon see his Gospel begin to be changed. [Gal 1:6-10]  That within their lifetime, His Holy Word would be altered by those who would appropriate His name and exploit it for their own personal gain; calling Jesus (not themselves) Christ, but perverting His message as it suited their purpose [Acts 8:9-24] -
     And in so doing, mislead many from His Truth.

     By the end of the second century A.D., the church claiming to be the one that Jesus and his disciples had raised up, would not have been recognizable to them, if not for the fact that the name of Christ was being proclaimed there:
  • Passover, the memorialization of Christs sacrifice, practiced by the Apostles and their followers for well over 150 years after Christ's death, was replaced by Easter (Ishtar), an ancient Babylonian fertility ritual now cloaked as the "celebration of the resurrection";

  • The Sabbath, God's commanded Holy Day of rest, was changed from Saturday, the seventh day of the week, to Sunday the first day of the week;

  • The ten commandments were said to be, "nailed to the cross", despite the fact that throughout scripture, Jesus tells us repeatedly that WE MUST KEEP HIS FATHERS COMMANDMENTS;

  • God's other commanded Holy Days, that symbolize His plan for humanity, were replaced by man made traditions based on pagan rituals and their specific days of observance;

  • And by 410 A.D., a pagan trinity doctrine that is nowhere mentioned in scripture, and that was never sanctioned by the Apostolic Church, became the foundation upon which all mainstream churches stand, till this very day.
     Now consider these truths in light of prophetic understanding.
     Do you suppose that anyone who is unaware of these facts, could possibly be in proper understanding of what the real "signs" will be? 
     Of course not!
     That's how the Antichrist will deceive the world -
     Through Biblical ignorance.

     In the second chapter of Daniel, Nebucadnezzar, the king of Babylon has a dream that none of his soothsayers or magicians can reveal to him.  Finally Daniel, a young man of the Judean captivity, full of wisdom and the knowledge of God, makes known to the king what he had dreamed and the interpretation God had revealed to him.
     Daniel tells the king that he had dreamt of a great image having a head of fine gold, with two arms and a breast plate of silver, a belly and thighs of bronze, legs of iron, and feet and ten toes composed of iron mingled with clay.  He explained that in the dream, Nebucadnezzar had watched, as a great stone cut from a mountain by no human hand, smote the image on it's feet of iron and clay, utterly destroying it.
     In interpreting the dream for the king, Daniel explained that the image represented four great kingdoms that would arise on the Earth, telling him: 

    "You oh great king ... are the head of gold."  [Dan 2:37-38]
     "After you," continues Daniel -
    "shall arise another kingdom, inferior to you, and yet a third kingdom of bronze that shall rule over all the earth. And there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron... that shall break and crush all these. [Dan 2:39-40]
     The stunningly accurate historical fulfillment of this prophecy serves as it's own testimony to the certainty of events yet future:
  • The Medo-Persian Empire that conquered ancient Babylon was the nation represented by the two arms and breast plate of silver.

  • Greece, that conquered the known world of it's day under the leadership of Alexander the Great, was the nation symbolized in the dream by the belly and thighs of bronze.

  • And the Roman Empire, with two legs (Rome and Constantinople) strong as iron, that in fact devoured all the territories once occupied by all these nations, was undoubtedly, to the letter, the fulfillment of the fourth great empire that God showed Daniel would arise on Earth.       
     As the prophecy concerning this fourth kingdom unfolds we are informed that:
    " shall be a divided kingdom ... and as the toes of the  feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle ... As you saw the iron mix with miry clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together just as iron does not mix with clay.  And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed."  [Dan 2:40-44]
     Look at the time period that scripture is referring to here -
     The time just preceding Christ's return to establish His Kingdom on Earth - 
     The time we are presently living in.

     You see - the nation composed of the feet and 10 toes of iron and clay is already a reality.
     That's right! 
     A new Super Power -
     A marriage or union of (what will be) ten nations -
     All with the common goal and renewed desire to regain a posture of dominance in shaping world affairs, finance and military might in the first years of the coming millennium.
     All fatefully bound together through their common geography -
     The commingled bloodlines of their royal families -
     And over a thousand years of shared heritage under the auspices of the Holy Roman Empire.

     Today it is known as the E.E.C. - the European Economic Community.
     The "United States of Europe", as it is sometimes referred to in the media, would be a more accurate description of what "ideally" it will become: already the restrictive borders that used to exist between adjoining nations, are gone, making them  more like "states" within the new Greater Europe;  and a common currency, the "Euro", which was just put into circulation in the form of checks and credit cards on January 1,1999, will within three years be the United Europe's only sanctioned currency, replacing the German Mark, French Franc, Italian Lira and all other currencies presently in use by member nations.

     Interestingly, just this very evening, 1/3/99, ABC's network news show "World News Tonight", began their broadcast with the headline -

"Watch Out Wall Street", the Euro is here!".
The broadcast addressed Europe's desire to make the Euro the new world monetary standard, eclipsing the American Dollar as the world's most valued  currency and putting an end to U.S. domination of world financial markets -
The event of which, the commentary quoted "the movers and shakers" of the new Europe to say : "Would be the Icing On The Cake".
Not addressed on this news broadcast, but also on the agenda of this newly forming 21st century power, is the "European Defense Initiative", the little known or talked about plan for ending Europe's dependency on the United States (ala NATO) for their defense.
     Though presently, the union is said to be economically motivated, I tell you now, that a major build up of their military posture will sooner than anyone realizes, place them in parity with that of the United States.
     To those who have understanding -
     This is undoubtedly the feet and 10 toes of the image in Nebuchadnezzar's dream.
     The "End Time" resurrection of the Roman Empire -
     The Empire, that in ancient times had trodden the world under with its legs of iron - 
     And in numerous incarnations through more then  a 1000 years of history, had ruled over Europe with the sanction of the Roman Church -
     Now, in this time, stands tentative, on feet of iron and clay as it strives toward regaining world prominence in the Twenty First Century.
     Potentially strong through it's union - now with a vast collective pool of assets and resources -  yet weak, because the composite nations are prone to petty ethnocentric disputation.
     The "mother church" will once again as it had in Europe's past, play an important role in the political reconciliations of member nations, for the "greater destiny" of the Union.

      I can remember the responses I used to get 18 years ago when I first told people there would be just such a Union of European nations -
     Oh, the laughter, the ridicule, the sarcasm.
     But that was before the Berlin wall came down -
     Before the collapse of the Soviet Union -
     Before the reunification of Germany -
     Before the events of this past week and the last five years that have made this new nation an unrefutable reality.

     Now many of the same people that were quick to chide, stand themselves chastised, by the very happenings they had so mockingly scoffed at.

     What God's Word prophesied has again come to pass.

    Today we are watching for the man who will emerge as the powerful dictator over this soon to be Super Power. 
     For as those with understanding know -
     He is the Anti-Christ.
     As Daniel speaking of this man makes clear:

    "... he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change times and laws ..." [Dan 7:25]
     Today, many watch in vain for these exact signs -
     Having no understanding of their true meaning. 
     For though they expect a false messiah to come - 
     They expect a man who will come and change their present doctrines and religious practices.
     They expect a man who will come and change their days of holy observance.
     They expect a man who will come and condemn all they do and believe in.
     But is that what the Bible says?
     To understand this, you must first know what times, laws and seasons this prophecy is really referring to.
     Daniel who prophesied these things, was an Israelite.
     He followed the Mosaic Laws, Sabbaths and Holy Feasts of Israel.
     His Sabbath was Saturday.
     He obeyed God's 10 Commandments.
     He observed God's True Holy Days, such as Passover and the Feast Of Tabernacles (which as the prophet Zechariah tells us in chapter 14, Christ will demand be kept by all nations on Earth, after he returns to establish His Kingdom here).
     These are the laws, and days and seasons, that Daniel was talking about.
     The laws, days and seasons that Jesus himself, who is our example, observed -
     The same laws, days and seasons that Jesus warned his Apostles back on the Mount of Olives, would already begin to be changed in their own life time.
     The same laws, days and seasons that professing Christians have for centuries been mislead to believe have been abandoned by the very God that instituted them.
     The very things that Christ, the creator of the universe, and God of Israel, had himself established as a never ending covenant to the descendants of Abraham.
     Of whom, Paul says:
    "If you are Christ's then you are Abraham's offspring and heirs according to the promise"  [Gal 3:29]
     So in total spiritual blindness traditional Christian churches have been caught in the snare set by Satan eons ago, when he devised the scheme that has led one quarter of the World's population down a path whose "sign post" said Christianity -
     But in realty was the path to the Devil's ultimate deception.
     For soon, ONE WILL COME NOT TO CHANGE the beliefs of mainstream churches as they expect, but rather to confirm these lies as God's truth - Convincing them that he is Christ.

     So that when Jesus comes to re-establish His Father's Commandments, True Sabbath, and Commanded Holy Days -




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How Will the Antichrist Deceive the World? by Joseph Santora --- ©1998-2002 True Christian Ministries

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