Saturday, September 17, 2011

Is The Man of Sin Coming?

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 (KJV)
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 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.

  We know the signs of the times are indicating that we are the Terminal Generation and that the Rapture is upon us. The Scriptures we just read tell us that the “man of sin” must be revealed before Christ can return for the church; it would, therefore, make sense that the Antichrist is about to be revealed. It just stands to reason that, since we are on the verge of the long awaited Rapture, that this is about to happen and, it is going to happen in our day.

  I watched a program the other night where three gifted ministers discussed the three theories as to Pre, Mid and Post Tribulation Rapture. In their debate, they all agreed on this point: the Antichrist will be revealed to the Church before he would be revealed to the world. In other words, the Christians will recognize him for who he is before the rest of the world.

  On September 20th, the Palestinian Authority is forcing a vote in the United Nations. They are seeking to have the UN recognize them with some form of statehood. They want to force Israel to give up a lot of land, including the West Bank and Eastern Jerusalem, in order to create this state. These are the indefensible borders Israel was faced with prior to the 1967 Ten Day War. This would divide Jerusalem, which is Israel’s capitol, and would virtually divide Israel in half.

  The Palestinian’s claim that the Jewish people have no legitimate claim to the land, but history tells us a different story: the Bible tells a different story. From the time of Abraham, when God gave this land to Abraham and his descendents, it has belonged to the Jewish people. David, the second king of Israel, took Jerusalem form the Jebusite people and established the capitol there. His son, king Solomon, built the first Temple on Mount Moriah and the Second Jewish Temple was built on the exact same spot later in history.

  Now the Muslims claim that there was never a Jewish Temple on that spot, but history clearly says there was. The Muslim’s have gone to great lengths to try and hide all the physical evidence where they have been removing debris from the Temple mount for hundreds of years… but the evidence remains and much has been preserved. Every time the Jewish people, or anyone else for that matter, digs up some more evidence near the Temple Mount, the Muslim’s cry foul and do all they can to stop the digging and hide the evidence.

  Now, we’re looking at this vote on September 20th. Should the Palestinian’s be denied statehood for any reason, it is believed that the Muslim world is poised to attack Israel in an attempt to take the land by force. Rumors, speculation and troop movements indicate that the armies of the Muslim nations that surround Israel, as well as the terrorist organizations that are situated on the northern and southwestern borders of Israel, are also ready to attack en mass. Many Muslim leaders are already calling for a jihad against Israel over the Palestinian state issue.

  Israel, on the other hand, is already a recognized nation. She was given her statehood on May 15, 1948. Israel was attacked by the Islamic nations within hours after becoming a state. Israel will not, and should not allow anyone to come in and take her land. Israel will not stand by while her capitol is divided or her land stolen from her for any reason. She is a sovereign nation and the land is hers. The land she currently occupies was won when she was attacked and, the she took that land from, Jordan, has officially relinquished claim to the land. The historic “Old City,” home to all of the biblical sites, belongs to Israel.

  Israel is the only nation on the face of the earth that was created and given her land by the Creator, the great God Jehovah. In Genesis 15:18-21, Moses described the area of land God gave to Abraham and his descendants. Were Israel to occupy the land given them by God, it would include part of Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula, most of Saudi Arabia,  most of Iraq, all of Jordan, most of Syria, all of Lebanon and small piece of southwest Turkey. The Royal Land Grant will one day be a reality for God’s people just as He said it would be.

  Historically and legally, the Palestinian Authority has NO claim to any of the lands Israel now has and, if you want to be brutally honest, they need to go back from the countries they came from and ask them to give up land for another nation is they want one of their own so badly. The land of Israel belongs to God, and the apple of His eye, the Jewish people.

  Here comes the big picture. I am not alone in my belief that this could be the year that Christ comes for His church; nor am I alone in my belief that He could very easily come during the Feat of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah, which will begin this year on September 28th. The Palestinian vote is scheduled for September 20th, this coming Monday so, there would be plenty of time for something drastic to happen in the eight days between the two.

  Here is a possible scenario of what could happen. First, the United States has said that it would veto any vote to recognize the Palestinian State at this time and under the circumstances it’s trying to accomplish it. Should the United States veto the vote with its permanent member status vote, then the Palestinians could begin the call to all the Islamic nations to come together against Israel. They would, in their way of thinking, give them reason to wage war against the little satan, Israel, and the big satan which is the United States. In their view, going to war against Israel would be going to war against the US.

  Syria would launch an attack on the Golan Heights and, as I’ve predicted on previous episodes, they could use chemical or biological weapons against Israeli targets. IF they were to do this, Israel would retaliate with full force and would no doubt fulfill the prophecy in Isaiah 17:1-3.

1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.

  Israel would launch an all out attack on Damascus and would level that ancient city. This would then inflame the Muslim world causing them to gather for the battle of Gog and Magog spoken of in Ezekiel 38 & 39. At the end of this battle, there would emerge a Muslim man with a great plan to bring peace to the region and to eliminate war in that region of the world for 7 years.

  Ladies and gentlemen, should this happen, the Muslim man who suddenly shows up with a plan for peace, a plan to allow the Jewish people to build the Third Temple on the Temple Mount and bring all the nations in the region to the peace table… this man IS the “Man of Sin” the Antichrist of the Bible. This man will call together all the nations and will have a treaty for peace and it will be for seven years, just as the Bible said.

  Folks, we are the Terminal Generation. We are the generation that will see all these things coming to pass and, based on what is happening in the Middle East, the chances that this is the year of Christ’s return for His bride go up with each passing moment. The probability that Jesus could come back between now and Rosh Hashanah are very good. But even if this isn’t the year of His return, we know it can’t be much longer. We know, from all the news coming from Israel and the Middle East, only a blind person would not be able to see this. Only someone who isn’t paying any attention to the news, because they’ve got their head in the sand, would not be able to know, beyond any doubt, that we are the Terminal Generaton.

  Where is your soul right now? What is the condition of your soul should that trumpet sound in the next five minutes? The Bible teaches us that Christ is coming for those who are “loving His appearing.” He’s coming to take the faithful, the saints, those who are Born Again and looking for His return.

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