50 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE END-TIMES MORE ACCURATELY - DAY 12 : THE REVEALING OF THE ANTI-CHRIST - AUDIO & VIDEO

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This is DAY TWELVE of the daily devotional.


I am releasing a 50 day daily devotional about the end-times as revealed in Scripture. Along with the text, I will be providing a video where I cover the text of the day, and @verbal-d will be providing an audio version of it. That way, whether you want to read, watch, or listen, you'll be able to enjoy this study as you wish.

The plan is to release this devotional over the next 50 consecutive days, but life may "get in the way." We will do our best, but please be patient with me if I fall behind.

The SoundCloud Audio from @verbal-d

The YouTube Video from @papa-pepper

The Text I Originally Shared on the @narrowminded Account

DAY 12 : THE REVEALING OF THE ANTI-CHRIST

Since I made the claim yesterday that the Antichrist is not revealed by the confirming of the week long covenant, you may be wondering what event I believe does reveal his identity. Verse 4 of 2 Thessalonians 2 is given for the specific reason of making us absolutely sure we know what event reveals the identity of the Antichrist.

“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:4)

It is the “Abomination of Desolation” that reveals the Antichrist’s identity. If the passage read “and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who shall confirm the covenant with many for one week,” we could (and should) conclude that the confirmation of the one week covenant reveals the identity of the Antichrist. Howsoever, such is not the case. The passage, by the inclusion of verse 4, clearly and undoubtedly points to the “Abomination of Desolation” as the identifying event. Interestingly, this is that same event that Jesus points to.

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:” (Matthew 24:15-16)

“But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee into the mountains:” (Mark 13:14)

In both of these passages, just as in 2 Thessalonians, the event pointed to is the “Abomination of Desolation.” Once the testimony of Jesus is considered, a logical question arises. If the confirming of the covenant was what reveals the identity of the Antichrist, why does Jesus not give His audience a three and a half year head start? Their successfulness in fleeing would be exponentially increased if they started three and a half years earlier. Why then does Jesus point to the “Abomination of Desolation” and not the confirming of the covenant? Perhaps most of the world will be unaware of this covenant, and therefore have to wait for the “Abomination.”
As this revealing of the Antichrist’s identity relates to pretribulationism, the error of their view is further exposed. Since he must be revealed prior to the rapture and the beginning of the “Day of Christ,” these two events cannot occur until at least some time within the second half of the “Seventieth Week of Daniel.” To not have Jesus return until after the Antichrist arrives and persecutes the believers is not what we would prefer, but our preference does not negate Biblical truth. In Matthew 10:22 we are told, “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.” This is certainly not what Christians throughout the history of Christianity preferred, but it is the Biblical reality. Many will take a look at the “great tribulation” (Matthew 24:21) and “affliction” (Mark 13:19) which begins after the “Abomination of Desolation” and desire to have no part in it. When we are told that the Antichrist will “make war with the saints, and… overcome them” (Revelation 13:7), no one in their right mind desires to be overcome in a war with the Antichrist. Yet, our feelings and desires cannot change what God reveals as truth.

Point #1: The Antichrist is revealed when he commits the “Abomination of Desolation.”

Point #2: This means that we may still be upon the earth for this event, and experience the persecution that follows it.

CLOSER

If anyone is really interested, I did post the entire volume through an alt account over a year ago. I did so as an experiment to see how hard it would be for a new user to get noticed on steemit, so I didn't let anyone know that I was doing it. You can click here to a post that has links to the entire 50 days of this devotional if you really want to read ahead. That information has always been available there since I first posted it. It is not the purpose of this series to just copy all of my previous work, but instead to transform it into some new outlets by releasing it in an audio and video format, to broaden the reach that this work has.

Again, though I will certainly never claim to know it all, I do believe that many are being lead astray by some popular beliefs. I hope that this project will be able to help many others understand the end-times more accurately. Thanks!

PREVIOUS POSTS

Just in case you are new to this series and wanted to check out the previous audio or videos, here are links to the posts from each day of this series.

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That's rather scary when you think about it. It's one of the reasons we as Christians need to continually practice our faith. It will most certainly be tested in end-times and noone knows when they're coming. 12 down, 38 to go... :-)

Really enjoy the points being made here! Thanks!

To know if it is really the Messiah or if it is the Anti-Messiah God gives us a way to test them. You can find this test in Deuteronomy 13. Here is the first 4 verses:

“If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’ 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him."

I would encourage everyone to read the whole chapter! Also if you are interested 119 Ministries also did a video around this chapter.
http://www.119ministries.com/teachings/video-teachings/detail/the-deuteronomy-13-test/

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love those teachings at 119!

Good post @papapepper

This is captivating post, i look forward to see more of you, these because there is power in information

Great work bro amazing post i liked it :)👏👏💕👏👍

Good post bro

Hey papa-pepper

Could you describe in either layman's terms or secular terms what the “Abomination of Desolation” would look like?

Is it a war started by the greed and folly of man like WW3?
Is it a genocide? An ecocide?

A problem with the environment? Famines?

What is this cryptic language actually depicting?

What can we get from this prophesy and apply to our own lives?
Please refer me to a previous article if the information is already available!

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The most available article to find your answers is in the Holy Bible of the Christians, it's the most available and most reliable source, love you

you have directed our attention to very important things..very nice :)

this nice postn for all,
thanks @papa-pepper has shared,

Eschatological teachings like this are usually mind blowing, sometimes scary when you think of it too much, but then, better to accept reality than ignore what's coming. I'm new on steemit, please do well to check my blog. I will really appreciate. Thanks alot.

sometimes i think it would have been easier to interprete the scriptures well if our Lord Jesus Christ did not pass most of His messages using parables. the illustrations He uses are what gives some the inability to translate the scriptures properly

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@pappa-pepper A little addition. I think I may need to expand the week to include rapture and Day of YHVH but not sure just yet! Enjoying the series though!