The Man of Sin
By; William Frederick
Another sign that will occur before the Day of the Lord as listed in II Thes 2:3 is that the “man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” We all know that the man of sin is the antichrist. What does this revealing entail? Verse 4 in II Thes 2 gives us the answer to that;
“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; 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.“
The antichrist must be revealed and set himself up as God in the Temple before the coming of the Day of the Lord. In other parts of scripture this event has been termed “the abomination of desolation.” “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:)” (Mt 24:15) “And they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.” (Dan 11:31) The most likely scenario of these events is that the antichrist will enter the temple proclaim himself as god/messiah, desecrate the temple by some means, stop daily sacrifices and possibly set up some image of himself.
This brings us to another consideration; at present the Temple does not exist. In order for the antichrist to perform the abomination of desolation there must be a temple with sacrifice rituals being performed and or at least an oblation altar where sacrifices are performed. It is reported that the Jews are ready to build this temple, they are just waiting for the go ahead. Of course the Dome of the Rock is in the way and it would first have to be removed. Interestingly enough it is also reported that the antichrist has a plan to destroy the Dome of the Rock to make way for the third temple. That plan will be discussed in a later chapter. To have sacrifice rituals in the temple there is also the necessity of having certain items such as the table of shew bread, the golden lamp stand, and the Ark of the Covenant, etc. The late archeologist, Ron Wyatt, has claimed that he has found and seen all of these items, and has told leading Jews where they are. Please see addendum 3 for more information about this find. Even if they do not find the originals they have already made copies to use in the new temple and they can be viewed at the Temple Institute website at http://www.templeinstitute.org/main.htm. Here is a picture of the table of showbread.
So we know that the antichrist will perform the abomination of desolation and stop the sacrifices and proclaim himself as god but will he be revealed any time sooner than this? Some think that it is possible that he may first be revealed when he subdues 3 kings as foretold in Dan 7:24 “And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.” Whether this subduing of three kings is shortly before or shortly after the abomination of desolation, I think it will be shortly after and will explain why later; the fact remains that he will be revealed at the abomination of desolation. After the abomination of desolation he will be given power to rein on the earth for 3.5 years before Christ returns. This is quite evident from scripture. Revelation 13:1-9 gives us a clear indication of this;
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9. If any man have an ear, let him hear.”
For the last 3.5 years or 42 months before the 2nd coming of Christ the antichrist will be granted authority to have rule over the earth. There is no mention of the antichrist ruling or coming to power anytime before this. Another scripture which confirms his 3.5 year reign is found in Dan 7:23-25.
“Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. 24. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”
There has been much speculation over who the antichrist is. Many have made assertions such as the Pope, Prince Charles, Prince Philip, Benjamin Crème, Bill Clinton, Solano, etc. There are people who claim to be the antichrist today and there are those who are making the way for the coming antichrist that they call Maitreya and say that he is alive today and living in London. Listen to what this website says about the coming false Christ.
“Many now expect the return of their awaited Teacher, whether they call him the Christ, Messiah, the fifth Buddha, Krishna, or the Imam Mahdi. Millions now know that the Teacher who fulfills all these expectations is already living among us.
Maitreya, the World Teacher, has not come alone, but with a group of wise Teachers who have long guided humanity from behind the scenes.
They are returning to the everyday world to help us solve our most critical global problems. Maitreya is not a religious leader, but an educator in the broadest sense.
He is here to inspire us to create a new era based on sharing and justice, so that all may have the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, health care, and education.
His open mission in the world is about to begin. As Maitreya himself has said: 'Soon, now very soon, you will see my face and hear my words.'”
Share International further reveals information about the coming antichrist.
“Day of Declaration
Maitreya will be invited by the international media to speak directly to the entire world through the television networks linked together by satellites.
On this Day of Declaration, we will see his face on the television screen wherever we have access. The biblical statement, "All eyes will see him," will be fulfilled, in the only way in which it can be fulfilled. We will see his face, but he will not speak. His thoughts, his ideas, his call to humanity for justice, sharing, right relationships and peace, will take place silently, telepathically. Each of us will hear him inwardly in our own language. In this way, he will re-enact on a worldwide scale the true happenings of Pentecost 2,000 years ago.
At the same time, the energy which he embodies -- the Christ Principle, the energy of love -- will flow out in tremendous potency through the hearts of all humanity. He has said: "It will be as if I embrace the world. People will feel it even physically." This will evoke an intuitive, heartfelt response to his message. Simultaneously, on the outer, physical plane, there will be hundreds of thousands of miracle healings throughout the planet. In these three ways we will know that Maitreya is the World Teacher, come for all groups, religious and non-religious alike.
Our response to this experience will determine the entire future of this planet. Maitreya will present us with a choice: either we continue as we are now, in the old, greedy, selfish, complacent ways of the past, and destroy ourselves, or we accept the principle of sharing, accept that we are one, and begin the creation of a civilization such as this world has never yet seen. Maitreya already knows our answer. He has said: "My heart tells me your answer, your choice, and is glad."
Could this “Day of Declaration” be associated with the abomination of desolation when the antichrist sets himself up as god and stops the sacrifices at the temple? How will this false Christ, Maitreya deceive Christians into accepting his claims?
In fact, the title Christ does not refer to an individual at all. It is the name of a function in the Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom, that group of advanced beings who guide the evolution of humanity from behind the scenes. Whoever stands at the head of this Hierarchy automatically becomes the World Teacher, known in the East as the Bodhisattva, during the term of his office.
Maitreya, who embodies the energy we call the Christ Principle, has held that office for over two millennia. In Palestine he manifested himself as the Christ to inaugurate the Age of Pisces, then beginning. The method he used is called spiritual overshadowing, that is, his consciousness informed and guided the actions and teachings of his disciple Jesus. It was, therefore, the consciousness of the Christ, Maitreya, which was seen and experienced by those around Jesus.
The events from Jesus' life and his words have been greatly misinterpreted due to this little-understood connection between his work and that of Maitreya the Christ. This has given rise to the age-old theological point of contention -- namely, whether Jesus was God or man, or perhaps both together. The answer is that Jesus was a man who, as a result of the process of evolution, became a Son of God -- as does everyone eventually. Others had gone before him on that path and many have taken it since.
The disciple Jesus of 2,000 years ago has by now become one of the most senior Masters in the Hierarchy: the Master Jesus. During most of the current time he has lived mainly in Palestine. Since 1984, however, he has lived in Rome. The intention is that he will try to raise the Christian churches out of their state of crystallization and rivalry and, if invited to do so, to lead a newly united church. By doing so he hopes to resolve the many contradictions and misunderstandings which have arisen during the course of the centuries about his historic role and the teachings which he then disseminated as a vehicle for Maitreya.
With the emergence of Maitreya, the Master Jesus is playing a major role for the second time. This open collaboration, which will be visible to all, will end any lingering doubts concerning the true relationship between Maitreya the Christ and his disciple, the Master Jesus.
Thus the seemingly paradoxical claim that Jesus and the Christ are not the same person, in the literal sense of the word, is more reasonable than it would appear. Those Christians who find it difficult to accept that 'their' teacher is not the highest leader of all humanity may, however, take solace in a second paradox: Jesus and Maitreya the Christ were (and are) one, in the sense that they, each on his own level, work together in perfect concord to further the divine Plan.”
This is pure blasphemy unfortunately I am afraid many nominal Christians will fall for this deception and be engulfed by this satanic indoctrination which in no doubt will precipitate the great falling away. There are so many obvious errors and deceptions in their statements that any casual student of the Bible can easily recognize their errors. Here is a big one; “The answer is that Jesus was a man who, as a result of the process of evolution, became a Son of God -- as does everyone eventually.” It is true that Jesus was a man but it is not true that He became a Son of God. Jesus was always God; He is the eternal God with no beginning or end. This fact is clearly seen in I John;
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2. The same was in the beginning with God. 3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made….10. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11. He came unto his own, and his own received him not….14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 15. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.” (John 1:1-15)
This passage from John clearly shows that Jesus is the eternal God who made all things and thus He could not become a Son of God, He already was God from the beginning. Another deception that they attempt to work is that they claim a connection between Jesus and the “Masters of Wisdom, that group of advanced beings.” These are who aliens claim to be. Thus their own writings establish the connection between aliens, the antichrist as being one of them, and the great falling away.
An Epiphany will come to all!
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