What is the future of Christian Evangelism in these End Times?


Bit of a deep and cage rattling article this one, touching on Christian Evangelism and it´s role and it´sfuture in these modern times and more to the point End Times or even Last Days. Taking you right into the war zone of Christianity. Are massive changes on the horizon or will Evangelist types still be free to do what they do, or will their freedoms be severely restricted. This is an article for somebody just curious on what Evangelism is, or maybe you are thinking about becoming one. Maybe like myself you are in the faith and being prodded and nudged and guided by the Spirit to go in that direction, even though you have other ideas or plans. This article is for those types and for non believers alike.

How this article came about

This is one of those articles that just came from nowhere whilst walking down the road and staring out the window afterwards with the mind in neutral. When you get those thoughts you know it has come from somewhere else and it´s the most high giving you a tap on the shoulder saying "don´t just think about it, get that article out there NOW". So here it is!

This process was probably started by myself stating in a recent video talking about the Holy Spirit, and I classed myself as a "Non Denominational Christian" and a sort of "Evangelist" or "Evangelical" type? I´m not sure that was me talking there but that is what was said. Even though I go five days a week to a Church of England Church?. Even though I go to Church regularly, I don´t really class myself as a fan of the Institutional Church and do not see myself as the "Church" going type. If you watch my videos you´ll probably agree and think "he doesn´t look like the church going type" as well. More the jack the lad type.......... but appearances can be deceptive.

Here´s a recent example. Is the owner of this website an Evangelist on the quiet, preaching in a Testimonial style???

Video: What is the Holy Spirit? My personal experience.

So what is Evangelism?

Evangelism is the announcement, proclamation, and/or preaching of the gospel , the good news of and about Jesus Christ. Therefore, the gospel is a communicated message—communicated in verbal and/or written form. Evangelism is the communication of the gospel message, includes a warning, an explanation, and a call. Evangelism includes warning people about sin and the consequences of sin It includes an explanation of God’s remedy for sin—the gospel. And it includes the clear call to repent (to turn from sin and to turn toward God) and believe the gospel. via CARM

What would be Examples?

Street Preachers, Speakers at London´s famous Hyde Park Corner or other equivalents around the world, people who preach the word in some shape or form on the web (such as myself), people who have ministries or video platforms and Evangelise such as on You Tube, people who preach via Social Media and so forth. Also the types you see standing on the streets just holding leaflets or handing them out and not saying a word can be classed as a form of Evangelism or silent Evangelism. Finally going round and knocking on peoples doors is another form of Evangelism. In summary those in the faith will call it "spreading the word". If you are Born Again ...you WILL have the unexplainable and overpowering urge to do this in some shape or form. It´s what I call Frontline Christianity. That´s your job!



What styles of Evangelism are there?

Superb article from PBCF.org by a Senior Pastor by the name of Jeff Warren details 6 different styles of Evangelist delivery.
1. Direct Style 2. Intellectual Style 3. Testimonial Style 4. Interpersonal Style 5. Invitational Style 6. Serving Style

More at PBCD.org 

Famous quotes on Evangelism

Here are some famous quotes focused on Evangelism. It´s something people either love or hate and most people have strong views on the subject. Here´s my views on Evangelism arrived at many years ago. A Jewish work colleague from a job many years ago once said to me something that has stuck ever since (about 15 years ago) when I showed some interest and was fascinated with the Jewish Religion (never pursued it) and he had this to say:

"We don´t come to you Frank...............you come to us!"

That is something that has stuck with me to this very day and is how all The Twelve Gates websites operate." You come to me and knock on my door and ask questions or come looking for answers, I don´t come to you and bash on your door and try to ram Religion in your face"

Strangely enough that´s how you will become "Born Again" or "Saved" . Personally my approach is the reverse to the positive, uplifting, flowery and make you feel good type of preaching. I´m more of a cage rattling Joshua type stepping on Spiritual toes and exposing the darkness . It´s a wake you up and make you sit up and take notice mentality whilst shining that bright light in your face. Confronting you with the truth and revealing who you really are and making you aware that it´s time to do something about it. It´s brutally honest. That´s just me, everybody has a different job in the body of Christ.



Here´s some other views on Evangelism from all walks of life taken from the Good Reads website which demonstrate some quite strong views on Evangelists and what they do.

“Let eloquence be flung to the dogs rather than souls be lost. What we want is to win souls. They are not won by flowery speeches.”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“I believe that entertainment and amusements are the work of the Enemy to keep dying men from knowing they're dying; and to keep enemies of God from remembering that they're enemies.”
― A.W. Tozer

“True gospel preaching always changes the heart. It either awakens it or hardens it.”
― Chan Kilgore

“A need for approval lies behind all efforts of evangelism. If someone else can be convinced, that will show us that we are on the right path. The attempt to convince someone of anything is a mark of insecurity. (173)”
― Ravi Ravindra, The Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

“Jesus himself did not try to convert the two thieves on the cross; he waited until one of them turned to him.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison David Platt
“Radical obedience to Christ is not easy... It's not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.”
― David Platt, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

“Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you're not saved yourself, be sure of that!”
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Do you not know that God entrusted you with that money (all above what buys necessities for your families) to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind? How can you, how dare you, defraud the Lord, by applying it to any other purpose?”
― John Wesley

“Religion is like a pair of shoes.....Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes.”
― George Carlin



The Future of Evangelism and Russia

Which brings us nicely onto why this article came about in the first place. A couple of videos leapt out from that famous Video platform featuring the President of Russia which provided a dramatic and worrying contrast. The first was filmed a couple of years ago when he was talking about Christianity, how it is a good thing and talking about the "West" which is featured below.

Putin defends Christianity and condemns anti-Christian West and political correctness



Merely a couple of years later this second video has been released after the Russian President stated that no Evangelism is allowed in Russia in the future including in your own home, on the internet, on the streets and public places, only in Churches?

RUSSIA BANS CHRISTIAN EVANGELISM !!! AntiChrist Spirited Vladimir Putin



Is this the Future of Evangelism
Putin was baptised into the Eastern Orthodox Church on the basis of his mother being Eastern Orthodox and her pushing for her son to be baptised. Only in recent years after life dealt him some heavy blows and he visited Israel (see HollowVerse)  did he finally come back into the Christian Faith again embracing Eastern Orthodoxy. Which is why this stand against Evangelism is all the more worrying. It is a well known fact that the Roman Catholic Church is not keen on Evangelists and they have been persecuted throughout history being called Heretics, but in modern times they have been allowed their freedoms as a basic human right which it now looks like, this has been removed...in Russia. Does this mark a worrying potential change on a global scale, or is it something just isolated to Russia?

Conclusions
With Christian Persecution on the rise especially in China and the Middle East views are changing in society towards Christianity, becoming more Anti by the day including towards the Holy Book itself....The Bible. Will websites like this and others, Evangelists on You Tube and Facebook and Twitter and the classic street preacher be forced to shut down and become a thing of the past. As mentioned in a previous article on Monk´s, Hermits and Anchorites´s many who have the faith will end up going underground and going back to the old Biblical ways of Christian communities meeting around peoples houses and sharing everything they have. In more extreme cases they will go just like the Agafia woman who fled into the Siberian wilderness. Only time will tell but one things for certain.........times they are a changing?

Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

A final video, left till last that carries a WARNING. Contains bad language and some disturbing scenes including vomiting and it is a cage rattler,  but it gives a good insight into what a True Christian Preacher will be confronted with on the streets and shows the "Power of the Word" and confirms to even the hardened Atheist that YES there is a GOD!

Most Watched CFM Street Preaching videos of 2012

Bible Quotes:

(1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
1. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2. By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:15

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:15-16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16

O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name:
make known his deeds among the people.
Psalm 105:1

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Matthew 28:19-20

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:1-2

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
Mark 8:35

The Twelve Gates You Tube Channel News October 2016

The Twelve Gates You Tube CHannel News October 2016


The latest news on The Twelve Gates You Tube Channel, the latest developments, what is going on behind the scenes and future plans. Been doing a lot of looking around at other channels, not only the incredibly successful ones, but the ones that just are not cracking it whatsoever. At present The Twelve Gates You Tube channel is neither incredibly successful but neither is it in the "just not cracking it whatsoever" category either. It´s not struggling, but sort of creeping relentlessly slowly forward and looks to be showing no signs of speeding up any time in the near future, not with the current content and update frequency. Which has got me thinking?

This announcement is being put out as over the next couple of weeks I will be spending considerably more time over at The Twelve Gates You Tube Channel with the target to have 50 quality videos on The Twelve Gates You Tube Channel by the end 2016. That´s if we are are still here? This means I will be spending less time over at this website and the associated Twitter @ThatFJ. These two just seem to be snowballing on their own these days, so a slow down in pace will not adversely affect them much in any way. Just don´t have much free time these days, so something has to give somewhere. There should be the same number of blog post updates per week (currently 3) but they may be slightly more erratic on days released and the posts will be shorter than usual. Any major headlines appearing will still be at Twitter but some videos maybe appearing to replace the current tweets coming from outside sources.

Have been watching a lot of How To videos on how to take your You Tube channel to the next level. Recommended is a channel called Video Creators  . Learnt a lot from this Tim Schmoyer guy and even he admits the early days of his channel were slow, crawling on all fours and there was not much enthusiasm for the videos he was producing. Some people even report posting videos and after two weeks they have ZERO views. At least The Twelve Gates channel is not in that category. This is where a lot of people just give up, thankfully I´m not one of those types..... but sometimes it is tempting.

Over the next couple of weeks quite a few new videos are planned to be published trying out different ideas and formats. Those that prove popular and more importantly get some sort of community involvement will be adopted on a permanent basis. Other videos that are flagging and look like they are non starters will be scrapped, deleted or maybe released and given a makeover, and other new ideas and formats will be tried. You Tube is all about views and subscribers but if they are not involved with your channel and leaving comments and actively engaging with your content, then the numbers are just a pointless ego trip and nothing more.

Here´s my analysis of The Twelve Gates Video Channel which is coming up to 10 months old from the release of the first video.

The first video went out on this channel on early February and the channel has moved through the following formats

Prophetic News Watch: Jason A style videos featuring a compilation of end times news headlines from the past month with no soundtrack as a backing, just news. Some interest, but nothing to get excited about. A lot of work to produce for just a couple of hundred views in a month or so. These were scrapped

End Times Topic Music Videos: these were based on something like the Last Messages channel at You Tube but focused on one topic such as Hail, Tsunamis, Fireballs, Earthquakes, Strange Skies, RFID etc. All were backed by a thumping in your face soundtrack and predictably these proved successful and one in particular is still getting interest now 6 months later. The problem with these videos was yes they were successful but this is primarily a Christian website and Christian You Tube channel and the crowd it was attracting was the "extreme weather porn" brigade instead of people more interested in End Times and it´s Biblical connections. So these were stopped. Wasn´t getting that many subscribers from these videos either.

End Times Photo Slide Shows and News Mix: a mixture of End Times photos and screen grabs of End Times News Headlines topic focused with some live news as an intro and a soundtrack backing later in the video. Some were successful most were flops. These were scrapped.

NEW: The Video Commentary Series. Complete change of focus, away from using other peoples content to create a mash up of videos with the associated copyright claim issues, and instead focusing on producing original content with a Christian bias covering all sorts of topics including Prophecy, End Times News Commentary, Christianity and Spirituality and other topics to do with the Book of Revelation. Featuring myself talking for 10-15 minutes giving my views and thoughts. RESULT: some videos are doing well, others are slow, some complete flops but the subscriber count has doubled in about a month or so and videos even with low view counts seem to be getting more comments, interest and interaction from other Christians in particular. This strongly suggests that this is one direction The Twelve Gates Channel should go. You Tube is not just about videos it´s about interaction as well. If you are getting no interaction, you are missing the point of what the platform is all about. I love producing these videos and they are more fun than producing video mash ups which granted are amazing when finished but the work to view/subscriber ratio for this channel was just not working out.

Other Video styles and Formats:
Other videos styles are being looked into such as End Times News Analysis similar to the Blog posts but instead live on video, a bit like Paul Begley (Are you serious) on You Tube.He seems to do well out if it and seems to have a good time doing it as well. Other videos that are flagging and look like they are non starters will be scrapped, deleted and other new ideas and formats will be tried.  Also maybe Bible Prophecy study and analysis and other forms of video style are being looked into. The Screen Recording style videos seem to do well as well for some reason and this is also being looked into.

Equipment.

You may notice on the last two videos that were shot outside in Holland Park in West London (sample of one below) the sound quality has increased dramatically as I have recently purchased an external microphone that plugs into my mobile and the difference is staggering. Have tried it on a windy day and it cuts out all the annoying wind noises that can ruin a video. Have also invested in some lighting (further details below). I am looking at possibly getting a DSLR with an external microphone in the future (have a tripod already) but need to see an increase in numbers before that is considered. In the meantime I currently shoot with my mobile that has 1080P which I downsize to 720P which is good enough for most situations and cuts down the file sizes.

Latest Video with me below filming in Holland Park West London on 26 October 2016




Locations:

I like shooting outdoors but the problem was you are tied to the weather with the wind being your sound enemy. This problem has been removed with the new external microphone which means you can record anywhere, at anytime (unless it´s really windy) even in busy noisy streets. Should make for some interesting videos in the future, which I will be experimenting with for sure!

Have invested in some form of lighting (boot sale job for 1 pound) which will be used for more studio style videos indoors ,when it´s raining outside or trees are being uprooted by hurricane force winds outside.

Quality:
The last few videos produced have been of variable quality regarding sound and lighting and these are my first attempts at doing such videos, but they are improving, all of them are unscripted bar a couple of the longer ones where I used subject headings and pointers to keep things flowing. The aim is to produce high quality videos in visual terms and in sound terms that are not far short of something shot with professional equipment, it can be done with a mobile, it just takes a bit of practice.

New Intro

A new The Twelve Gates Video professional style intro has been trialled on one video which I call "the falling dominoes intro" and will probably be appearing on all future videos wit the new tag line "leading you to the truth"

Cards:
The latest two videos uploaded feature a New You Tube feature called "End Cards" which gives a link to The Twelve Gates website and a subscribe link plus one or two related videos at the last twenty seconds of the video.

Summary.

That´s the latest developments over at The Twelve Gates You Tube Channel which I plan to be developing in a big way over the coming couple of months until the end of 2016. Target is 50 out of this world videos (currently the channel has just over 20) and something to rival the The Twelve Gates Twitter and The Twelve Gates website. There will be a lot of ruthless chopping and changing of videos around and much experimenting. From experience if a video is not cracking it in the first 24 hours, chances are it will have severely reduced chances of cracking it in the future, but some videos have proved that theory wrong, but not many.

The main problem for the You Tube Channel is the Twitter which is successful and there is not much incentive to go over to subscribe at You Tube at present if the updates appear over at Twitter. With the You Tube Channel becoming more community and socially focused however, there is a "missing the boat" incentive to subscribe to that channel as well, something you will miss if you are just over at Twitter. Just depends what you are looking for, social interaction or just something to tell you when the next update is. Exciting times ahead over at The Twelve Gates You Tube (assuming no World war 3)....

So that´s where my main focus will be in the coming months, business as usual sort of here and at Twitter. Hope you will join me and have some fun watching. As always watch for further news!

The White House Executive Order for Space Weather Events. A closer look

Space Weather Events Executive Order from the White House


A closer look and analysis of the recent White House Executive Order for Space Weather Events that was released on 13 October 2016 under the current President of the United States.

Before we start, many people are now finally aware of the times that we are now living in. These are not normal times, we are living in Biblical and Prophetic Times, things are ramping up around the world and even the hardened atheist is starting to think "Maybe I should start reading that Bible to find out what really is going on in our world?"

Current world events cannot be explained by El Nino or La Nina (never happened) or Global Warming or increasing Carbon Dioxide emissions. They cannot be explained by the worlds best scientists or NASA. As I always say, science will eventually find an answer to the question, but that just provides an answer that raises another question? A bit like the Big Bang Theory and Evolution v Creation (God created the Universe) argument. Nobody has the answer to "So if the world and Universe was created by the Big Bang..........who or what created the Big Bang in the first place?" Nobody knows!

We are not alone in the Universe

World Governments and everybody on this planet are starting to realise that this planet we are on, is not in isolation, those things we see floating around in the sky during the day and especially at night are our neighbours, we are part of a solar system that is part of a larger universe that new technology is only starting to unravel via incredibly powerful telescopes and unmanned missions to Mars and Jupiter. We can only begin to comprehend what is actually out there and realise that this planet is just a grain of sand in the cosmos and things are hurtling towards it and whizzing past with frightening regularity.

There are storms out in space just as there are here on this planet, massive asteroids and the very sun that we revolve around is in a constant state of flux and capable of producing solar flares and other powerful occurrences that have far reaching and often devastating effects throughout the cosmos.The Sun is just one of many larger stars.

Conspiracy theorists have many theories on what is going on in this world but Governments either ignore and dismiss such theories as hogwash or they may acknowledge and even take notice of in private, but not let it be known in public that this has actually occurred.

The White House Executive Order for Space Weather Events

Which brings us nicely onto the recent White House Executive Order for Space Weather Events passed by the current US President. This order is quite significant, as it marks a shift in views not only on Conspiracy Theory in general but also on Preparedness which it looks like even the White House is starting to take seriously and realises that these threats from outer space are not made up fiction, but are actually fact and not only that are mentioned in the Bible as well.

Here´s a lift from the published document which is over at the White House Official Website. Section 1 below gives a policy introduction into why this Executive Order is being brought into existence.

Section 1. Policy. Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events -- those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure -- could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

The primary types of space weather events are solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances.

(c) "Solar flare" means a brief eruption of intense energy on or near the Sun's surface that is typically associated with sunspots.

(d) "Solar energetic particles" means ions and electrons ejected from the Sun that are typically associated with solar eruptions.

(e) "Geomagnetic disturbance" means a temporary disturbance of Earth's magnetic field resulting from solar activity.

The Analysis

It´s an interesting order from the US President and you could say he has changed his stance on prepping, preppers and preparedness and decided to make it a Government responsibility for all authorities to be prepared for such a Space Weather event. You also could say he is also taking note of what Conspiracy Theorists are saying and maybe even the Bible and what is mentioned in the Book of Revelation that is heading our way. This Executive Order does create some interesting questions and raises some issues as follows.

1. Does this Executive Order indicate that there has been a massive shift from the anti prepper stance to one of preparedness with the onus now not just being on the individual but also with the Government itself on the issue of Preparedness?
2. Does this Executive Order indicate a change in stance in what has been considered on the fringe conspiracy theory to something that needs to be taken seriously?
3. There has always been the threat of what is referred to as Space Weather, so why the sudden interest now.
a) 3 months from the end of the presidential term of 8 years when laws such as Gay Marriage and LGBT toilet rights that affect a minority have been making the headlines as more pressing agendas than a rock the size of New York heading on a collision course to this planet or some form of Solar flare that could return the whole planet back to the 1850s. Why now?
b) This Order hints that some impending disaster is heading towards us, is out in space that the Government knows about and we do not.
c) Just passing an Executive Order in the US doesn´t really address the problem which would be global. There is mention of nations needing to come together on this, but as far as can be seen not much looks to be happening at present.
4. This order in all parts as stated needs to be completed in 120 days (approx 4 months) from date of October 13 2016. The current President has 3 months of his term left. What happens to the month in between and the Republicans win and not the Democrats. Will this be implemented?
5. This Executive Order is only concerned with natural events in the Cosmos and does not take into account man made events that could generate a similar situation via non nuclear or nuclear methods?
6. Taking the Conspiracy Theory to the next level.... is this Executive Order just a load of smoke and mirrors in order for a shut down of the global electrical system for a number of days to create chaos and introduce a looming New World Order and just point the finger at the reason being a Solar Flare, EMP attack or a Geomagnetic disturbance?
7. It is interesting that this Executive Order has been passed and the tensions between Russia and the US have heightened recently with the media speculating on a possible World War 3 scenario. An EMP attack would be a crippling first move in these modern times before any further military action would be taken. Is this Order just a way of preparing for such an event, but wording it so as to appear it is actually preparing for something else?

An interesting article that expands on Point 5 and 7 from WND titled Too little, too late from Obama on infrastructure security that goes into more detail.

Global Catastrophic Risk and Existential Risk?

To put things into perspective you have to understand Global Catastrophic Risk and Existential Risk. Global catastrophic risk is a hypothetical future event that has the potential to damage human well-being on a global scale. Some events could cripple or destroy modern civilization. Any event that could cause human extinction is also known as an Existential Risk.

Global Catastrophic Risk events are broken down into two groups, Anthropogenic Threats and Non-anthropogenic Threats as follows:

Anthropogenic Threats
Artificial intelligence, Biotechnology, Global warming, Ecological disaster, Experimental technology accident, Nanotechnology, Warfare and mass destruction, World population and agricultural crisis

Non-anthropogenic Threats
Asteroid impact, Extraterrestrial invasion, Climate change, Cosmic threats, Geomagnetic reversal, Global pandemic, Mega tsunami, Mega Earthquake

Information courtesy Wikipedia

Vid: Preparing for Power Grid Collapse, Obama Signs Executive Order On EMP, Space Weather Events via Dahboo77



Many of these strangely enough are hinted at or mentioned quite clearly in the Bible especially in reference to the last days as mentioned in the Book of Revelation. This recent Executive Order addresses a Global Catastrophic Risk. Although a global power outage would put the world back into the 1850´s, it is not in the same category as an extinction level event which is referred to as an Existential Risk event.

The problem with both Global Catastrophic Risk and Existential Risk events is that at the present and the foreseeable future, mankind has no way of controlling  such events. All we can do is prepare the best we can, ride out the event and then pick up the pieces and repair the damage and try to return to normal after such an event.

What is mentioned in the Bible

The Bible mentions many catastrophies that will happen in the last days including a large Asteroid impacting earth (twice) Revelation 8:8, Revelation 9:1 , A Pole Shift and Geomagnetic Reversal (Isaiah 24), Massive Earthquake (that could cause a massive Tsunami) Revelation 6:12 and many other such events that cannot even be categorised in any shape or form. The burning question..........Is the US Government maybe acknowledging that we are in the very times mentioned in The Book of Revelation, Daniel and Isaiah and this Executive Order is a confirmation of that fact or is it based on Scientific information or something else?

My Opinion

An Executive Order for Space Weather is better than no Executive Order at all, but as WND stated it is too little too late. When you see the after effects of a localised earthquake, power outage, the recent cyber attack bringing down massive websites, the recent Hurricane Matthew, tsunamis, pandemics and other such events, even a co-ordinated effort with world governments can only reduce the impact, but it cannot stop or avoid the event happening in the first place.

If the sun produces a massive solar flare in the coming months, that does in effect return the world back to the 1850s and the day of the horse and cart returns, then it doesn´t matter what we do here down on earth. You can pass a multitude of Executive Orders, but it doesn´t change the fact that if one of these events happens, we WILL be back in the 1850´s and modern day society will cease to exist. As powerful as these World Superpowers are, they cannot control the Magnetic Poles and cannot control the Sun and it´s activities or an Asteroid heading for a collision course for this planet. All you can do is prepare, reduce the impact and try to survive and have some form of plan on how to bring society back to some sort of normality, which is all such an Executive Order can do. It really means instead of years for society to return back to normal, society can be up and running back in a number of weeks or months, which is the best that can be expected.

The coming events indicated in the last Book of the Bible in the Book of Revelation are designed to bring mankind to his knees and realise that Yes we were created in his image, but NO we do not possess his power. There is only one force or Super Power that can control all these things in the Cosmos and that is God, the undeniable Creator of this Universe. No amount of Executive Orders will ever change that fact!

Bible Quotes:

Asteroid Impact
Revelation 8:8
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

Asteroid Impact
Revelation 9:1
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

Magnetic Pole Shift
Isaiah 24:1
Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

Magnetic Pole Shift or Axis Wobble?
Isaiah 24:18-21
18. And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
19. The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
20. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
21. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

The Times we are in now
Mark 13:8 - For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. Also emntioned in Matthew 24

The Great Earthquake
Revelation 6:12. And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

Possible Solar Flare Bible Quote
Isaiah 30:26
Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

FEMA Camps. A closer look

A look into the highly controversial and bizarre world of FEMA camps. An experimental post. Are FEMA camps real, or is it all just conspiracy theory? Is Walmart up to something or is it just business as usual. Are FEMA camps a good thing and shows that the Government cares, or is it some sinister plot and the beginnings of the introduction of the Orwellian New World Order. Are there interconnected underground tunnels in the US or is it a load of hogwash. Has there been a mass purchase of coffins in the US?. Do they know something we do not. Are FEMA camps the next Auschwitz or is it all good news and all in the name of Government Preparedeness. Are FEMA camps the way that the RFID chip (some call the Mark of the Beast) will be introduced. This again is a form your own opinion article.

This is well and truly heading into tin foil hat territory.............but is it? FEMA camps are OLD, OLD news with many news items coming out around April 2016 and going back way before that, reporting various strange goings on around the US including Jade Helm and a growing uneasy feeling that "something is going on" and more importantly "we are not being told anything about it". This website was aware something was happening, but decided to stay on the sidelines and raise awareness at a more appropriate time. That time is now. This websites aim is not to scare but to warn, raise awareness and make you mentally prepared for what is to come.



It´s difficult to answer all these questions and in reality any of them. The videos included here attempt to answer questions on a topic that is highly secret and volatile in nature. There have been some strange goings on in the US for some time now, large movements of military vehicles by road and rail, strange underground sounds and the bizarre closure of Walmart stores across the US, FEMA trains, amongst many other weird and wonderful stories. This article via some of the more mentally balanced videos out there, aims to scratch the surface to see if there is any truth to all this, it ties up with some of the articles and videos on Christian Prepping and Preparedness and also Martial Law.





FEMA camps and Preparedness

FEMA camps if you have any form of Preparedness in your future plans is something that has to be taken on board. If you are prepping for the worst and are more of an independent type or are a Christian and will be putting your trust in the Lord to provide or both, then FEMA camps will not be your concern. If you have no intention of preparing and will rely on the Government to provide, then FEMA camps will be your concern.

Rumours abound that people will be rounded up at gun point via Martial Law and sent to these FEMA camps with no say in the matter when a crisis situation arises and many say these will become enforced labour camps or enforced RFID chipping centres or worse something like Auschwitz from the second world war, with mass gassing and cremation. None of these chilling rumours can be confirmed, they have validity but we will only know nearer the time. What can be confirmed from all this though is that the powers that be know something is coming and they have for some time, and they are keeping pretty quiet about it, maybe in order to avoid a mass panic situation.



The problem with these rumours is the following:
1. If there was a nationwide crisis in the US or some sort of natural disaster, war, pandemic or economic collapse, EMP attack with mass power outage or something similar people would not need to be rounded up at Gun Point to go to these FEMA camps, they would be on their knees begging to come in, in a time of crisis when they have no other options. The Government knows this.
2. If there is a New World Order coming then surely gassing or cremating the potential population that this New World Order will be ruling over doesn´t make a lot of sense.... as there would be nobody left to rule over?

The Potential Problems with FEMA Camps.
Letting somebody else take care of your preparedeness plans comes at a price, if indeed this is what these camps are intended for.
1. Disease problems (many people packed into a small area makes it easier for disease to spread if there is an outbreak...look at the Jungle Calais)
2. Loss of Independence. You will be at the mercy of the officials
3. Loss of Privacy. Everything inside these camps will be closely monitored in an Orwellian style
4. Loss of freedom? Once in...... will you ever get out again??

Superb video below going into great detail on disaster and preparedness psychology and FEMA camps.



Some Realities from alternative sources:

The First Camps
Here´s a recent news article which again is of the form your own opinion variety about such a Camp that has opened in Arizona. These camps will serve as special camps for conservative-leaning Americans who openly dissent against the current US Administration and the Democratic party, through Facebook status updates, Tweets, blog posts, or in private conversations intercepted by FEMA. via National Report

All Armed Americans To Be Detained In FEMA Camps Starting In 2017?
An in depth article going into great detail on Fema Camps with a stack of links to further articles from The Last Great Stand

Fema Camp Construction is Greatly Increasing via Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show

An investigation by Popular Mechanics into FEMA camps produced an interesting article that goes into various facilities, mass plastic coffins and recent Executive Orders. Again form your own opinion. The Evidence: Debunking FEMA Camp Myths

Vid: WALMART TUNNELS: DHS, NSA Venture Involves Hundreds of Stores 2015 via Dahboo777



Conclusions

Should you stay at a FEMA camp or avoid in a disaster scenario? That´s a personal choice, but after reading this and watching these unverified videos, if you have your marbles the answer is probably NO. It´s a choice I think you have to make now especially if you are in the US. Ignoring a problem doesn´t make it go away. If you have made your own arrangements, all well and good, then you will be going your own way. If you are a Christian prepared or otherwise you will probably be going your own way as well, as these places are probably places to be avoided, as the Book of Revelation prophecy indicates quite clearly. If you are wary of the rumours of enforced labour camps, compulsory RFID chipping, gassing or cremation on a massive scale like Auschwitz, again you have your answer and these places are to be avoided, regardless whether they are myth or reality. If you haven´t prepared then again you now have your answer..



Independently Prepared

Which brings us back to being independently prepared in the first place with the basics, food, water, medical supplies and the rest, just the basics to survive. If you have this and a preparedness plan (or a number of them), you can quite comfortably walk in the other direction of a FEMA camp and you will have choices (assuming there is no rumoured martial law roundup). It´s better to have options than no options.

As mentioned before, personally I don´t think the RFID chip is the mark of the Beast, it will be something else, or something that isn´t physical but it would form an electronic tagging backbone to a New World Order society as stated in the 2030 Agenda. My advice again is this, if it is implantable and is located as mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the Forehead or Right Hand..........AVOID!

Conclusions

FEMA camps are a highly controversial topic, full of grey areas and mystery and surrounded by conspiracy, but this is one conspiracy theory that people need to be made aware of. You are then in a position to make an informed and pre planned choice BEFORE a potential disaster strikes rather than afterwards when you will have NO choice.

FEMA camps fact or fiction is worrying enough, but it´s the secrecy behind this activity that is more worrying than the camps themselves, which paints disturbing pictures of an emerging New World that we thought we had buried never to return at the end of the Second World War. Only time will tell!

Without Love we are Nothing?

Without Love We are Nothing


An article that is aimed at Christians and Non Believers alike. This article is of the short and sweet variety and I will let the two featured videos do the talking. This will look at the Topic of Love and ponder over the expression "Without Love We Are Nothing". The seeds for this article were sown by 5 young kids aged between 4 and 7 that offered to help me in what they saw as a major life crisis (it was a puncture on my bike) a couple of weeks ago (see video below for details). They showed genuine concern in what to me was a minor irritating predicament, that was easily solved in about 10 minutes. It was a case of one human being reaching out to another.

My Personal Views

Some of my views on Love and examples of acts of kindnesss I have experienced (one which saved my life) along with others filmed in Holland Park West London Stories about helping strangers and acts of kindness



This is what I call Love of your fellow human being. This is different from the Love of what you know, such as your wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, daughter/husband, sister/brother, cousin, parents/grand parents, grandchildren, pets, inanimate objects such as your car or mobile or laptop. What we are talking about here is the Love of the Unknown and Loving a Stranger, someone you do not know, that´s the true test of Love.

With increasing troubles in our world including our modern day society looking to be heading off a cliff you do wonder as the Black Eyed Peas said "Where is the love". With World leaders flexing their muscles and the threat of World War 3 (again) getting closer every day, you may ask yourself the question, "Is there any love left in this world?. Looking at the world headlines and on the World Stage you wouldn´t think there is any Love left, but it is still out there in some shape or form, you just have to look a bit harder and I would say more down at street level, that´s where it still is.

Non Believers

Many people do amazing things and many are not Christians, for free, expecting nothing in return and you realise that we not only live in a digitally connected world but also live in a human connected world. We do not live in isolation. We breathe the same air. Our actions affect others peoples actions and the same in reverse. We live in a world where we all rely on one another, whether we realise it or not. This video below gives 100 photo examples of humanity in action and showing that Love can take many forms including Help, Charity, Support, Comfort, Kindness and Forgiveness.



Christians

As Christians we are ambassadors for the Christian faith and we have to go above and beyond what a normal person may do say once a week, month or year. If you are a Christian your Love should be full time and you will do these things on a daily basis without a second thought. True we are not saved by "Works" (Ephesians 2:8-9) but also as mentioned by James, Faith without Works is dead!

James 2:14-17
14. What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15. If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16. And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17. Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

A woman I follow on You Tube and one of the few I´ve come across that definitely has "The Holy Spirit".... no shadow of a doubt. She is not backwards in coming forwards with her views and is one of the few Christians that I have on my phone in video form. She hasn´t updated for a couple of years now, doesn´t have a website as far as I´m aware, but does write articles on behalf of other Christian websites. She has left her thoughts out there in video form and classes herself as a Christian Activist type who is into exposing the Institutional system and Prosperity Gospel preacher types. You could say she likes to shine her light into those dark corners and reveal those Wolves in Sheep´s clothing. A bit like me really! She had this to say in one of her videos about being a Christian and having the Holy Spirit and it was a finger point at herself.

"If we are not walking in the Fruits of the Spirit, then it doesn't matter how much we are talking, it really even doesn't matter what we are saying, if we are not walking in Love and walking in the Fruits of the Spirit........... we are nothing!"

My response. I agree entirely!

A Hermit Monks view on Love

A recent article about Monks, Anchorites and Hermits and Nuns featured one Hermit Monk on a featured video that had this to say about Love when asked what is one of the most important qualities of being a Christian?

You must love thy neighbour as yourself
If one were to cut my hand it would hurt
If one would cut my arm it would hurt
In the same way my heart should hurt for you
Because if this pain and love existed between one person and another
There wouldn't be so much killing around in the world as there is today

Orthodox Monk Eastern Europe

Summary

Looking at the current World Headlines you would think especially with the ever increasing threat of World War 3, that there is nothing but hatred in this world. On the surface it appears you would be correct. Dig deeper and Love in the form of a fellow stranger/Human Being or even Animal is still alive and well. If 5 kids of 4-7 years of age can show Love for a complete stranger in a time of need, I think it is time for the leaders of this World to wake up and do exactly the same, show some maturity, set a proper example and give hope to this world.............instead of trying to destroy it. It doesn´t matter who you are and how much power you have, how many nuclear warheads, armies and  aircraft and navy vessels you own ....................Without Love we are nothing!

Bible Quotes:

John:15:12
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Hebrews 13:1-2
Let brotherly love continue: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Matthew 25:35
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

John:15:13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

1 John:4:8
He that loveth not... knoweth not God; for God is love.

Galatians:5:14
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John:2:15

We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
1 John:3:14

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
John:15:19

The Building of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. Will Prophecy be fulfilled?

The Building of the Third Temple in Jerusalem?


The Book of Revelation has many key elements contained within its pages of Prophecy and one of the most important ones right up there, is the building of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. In this article we will look to see the important role that the Third Temple plays in the fulfillment of Biblical Prophecy in End Times. The history of the temple including the first and second, are their people qualified to actually enter into this temple in these modern times, whether it will actually be built and the problems surrounding the building of it, the oraganisations that are planning to build the temple and of course the important role the Temple plays in Bible Prophecy.

The Holy Temple can be summarised as being an earthly dwelling place for the Divine Presence of God (Psalm 43:3; 2 Samuel 15:25; Psalm 132:7)

The History of the Holy Temple

The First Temple

As mentioned in 1 Kings 6.1 the first Temple was built by Solomon the son of David. This temple was located on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem and is Biblically and commonly known as “Solomon’s Temple,” and was a grand temple that had never been seen before and contained the well known place "the Holiest of Holies" that could only be entered on a certain day by certain religious figures. That one day was the day of atonement. Jesus and his sacrifice was on the day of atonement, hence the significance. This temple stood for 400 years until it´s destruction by the Babylonians in 586BC

1 Kings 6:1
And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.

The Second Temple

This temple known as either Zerubbabel's Temple or Herod's Temple and it´s construction was co-ordinated by the “governor of Judah” (Haggai 1:1) who helped coordinate its construction. This temple was standing in the time of Jesus, when he was on this earth, and also at the time of King Herod who undertook major renovations to the temple. This second temple stood for almost 600 years until the Romans ensured it´s destruction in AD 70

The Importance of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem

Part of the tradition of these temples were the animal sacrifices that were undertaken as part of Jewish custom (mentioned in the bible as the Oblations and Sacrifices). Since the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans in AD 70, the Jewish People could no longer offer sacrifices in this temple. As there were no other options to conduct the essential animal sacrifices in the Holy Temple it was decided to replace this by the three T’s. The first is the T’fillah (prayer) , the second is T’shuvah (repentance) and the third is T’zdakah (charity). This is how they have survived without the Holy Temple for over 1900 years!

Will the Third Temple ever be rebuilt?

This is the question that everybody asks and until recently nobody really had the answer. Two organisations have made massive progress in drawing up plans for the construction of the third temple which is now viewable in a 3D virtual reality form. The two organisations involved with this huge undertaking are The Temple Institute and the Temple Mount and Eretz Yisrael Faithful Movement, who are also responsible for the reinstatement of sacrificial worship.

Every last detail has been seen to by these organisations with proportions used as mentioned in the Bible in the Book of Ezekiel Chapters 40–42.



These two organisations have the goal to see the establishment of the Third Temple on the site where Solomon built the Lord’s Holy Temple, which is today what we call the Temple Mount, also known as Mount Moriah. Many believe the Temple Mount is the place where Abraham bound his son Isaac in obedience to God’s command to sacrifice him.

The Problems surrounding the building of the Third Temple

There are many problems surrounding the actual building of this Third Temple but these are the main three.

1. Jews are forbidden from entering any part of the Temple Mount and a declaration was signed in January 2005 confirming this decision.

2. Everything is in place for the building of the Third Temple except the land on which to rebuild it. That area is occupied by the Islamic shrine called the Dome of the Rock.

3. The Muslim world has threatened World War if the Dome of the Rock is destroyed which is on the same site and is one of Islam´s holiest places.

The main problem as can be seen above is the Islamic Dome of the Rock.

The current Status of the Third Temple and it´s requirements

1.The Priests: DNA testing has been conducted on Israeli students that confirm that they are descended from the line of Aaron which means they are part of the Levitical priesthood. This means they are of the standard to be trained for the Third Temple Priesthood. No other person is allowed to enter the Holy Shrine known as the Holiest of Holies!

2.The Third Temple building plans have been architecturally drafted and ritual garments and objects have been created.

3.The Temple Institute states that everything is ready for the rebuilding of the Third Temple.

The Third Temple in Bible Prophecy

The Hebrew prophets all proclaimed that in the last days, the exiles of Israel would return to the Promised Land and that the Temple would be rebuilt and would be called the Third Temple. So what must happen first before Temple construction can begin, what prophecy may bring it, when it happens in relation to the 70th week, and what if anything you should do when you see the Third Temple rebuilt.

“Then the nations will know that I the Lord make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever.” (Ezekiel 37:28)

Bible quotes that demonstrate how important the Third Temple is in the fulfillment of Bible Prophecy. When this Temple is built, it will indicate very precisely where we are on the Revelation timeline right down to the Chapter and Verse.

Revelation 11:1-3
1. And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
3. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

The Prophet Daniel also mentions the "Oblations and Sacrifices" in his 70th week Prophecy which would only happen in the Holy Temple and also the infamous "Abomination of Desolation" which is when the Anti Christ (The Beast of Revelation) would stand in the Holy Temple and declare himself as God and break the Seven Year peace covenant mid way through (approx 3.5 years) which would herald the start of the Great Tribulation.

Daniel 9:27 (The final week of the 70 weeks)
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Also mentioned in Matthew 24:

Matthew 24:15-22
15. 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:)
16. Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17. Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18. Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20. But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Summary

The Third Temple is a highly volatile topic and surrounded by much passion from Jews, Muslims and the rest of the World. Everything is in place to build it but something monumental would need to happen for it to be built. Some say (and it is indicated in the Bible especially Daniel 9:24-27) the Anti Christ will sign a peace deal between Muslims and Jews which would allow the holy Temple to be built, where is unclear. Others say some catastrophe may hit Islam, the Dome of the Rock would be destroyed allowing the Third Temple to be built. Others again say some natural disaster such as an earthquake with precise Biblical intentions would destroy the Dome of the rock enabling the Third Temple to be built. Recent developments indicate that the Third Temple may even compromise with the Islamic Dome of the rock and be built next to it, again another highly controversial decision smacking off interference from outside sources and the Coexist banner? The recent Mekudeshet event in Jerusalem being a recent case in point.

A few out there on the fringe say that Technically a Third Temple doesn´t even need to be built, a temporary structure over the holy site of the previous 2 Temples would achieve the same effect?

Whichever way you approach it, the actual building of the Third Temple where it should be built looks an impossibility in our current times but with Biblical Prophecy being fulfilled in our times, the building of this Temple looks like it will happen very soon and against all odds. It´s the fulfillment of the "Abomination of Desolation" by The Anti Christ that will mark a very specific point in the Book of Revelation as in Chapter 11 Verses 1-3. Before that we would need to see the 7 Seals of Revelation opened and also the 7 Trumpet of Revelations being blown mentioned in the preceding chapters. For Daniel´s 70th Week to be fulfilled the Anti Christ would have to sign a peace treaty of 7 years duration. For such a Treaty to be signed this would indicate that either their was unparalleled escalation in military activity in the Middle East OR an outbreak of a Third World War on a global basic or global involvement in the Middle East had occurred many Bible scholars say this would be the result of the arrival of the Second Horseman of the Apocalypse as mentioned in Revelation Chapter 6.

The Third Temple is yet another large piece in the Prophecy Jigsaw puzzle, but if it ever actually gets built, it will be yet another sign just like "The Sign of the Woman" that the Great Tribulation is one step closer to becoming reality and we are in those very times mentioned in the last Book of the Bible the Book of Revelation.

Who is the Beast (Anti Christ) of Revelation. Characteristics andPossibilities

A closer look at who and what is The Anti Christ? Why is he called the Anti Christ? How is he referred to in the Bible? When does he arrive or is he here already? Does the Bible mention how old he will be and where he is from? Where is he mentioned in the Bible? Who are his parents? Where does he fit in with End Times Prophecy? Does he become a world leader and if so how long for? Does he have somebody that paves the way for him.? Is he a political, religious or military figure or all 3? Is the Anti Christ a Woman or a Man? What are his characteristics? What will his arrival herald? What will he bring to the world? What will be the Great Deception? How does he end his days?

Introduction
The Beast mentioned in the Book of Revelation is The Anti Christ that will be on this earth as mentioned in the Bible for 7 years (the final 7 years of this age as mentioned in Daniel 9:24-27) and rule this world. He will declare himself God and this event is known as the "Abomination of Desolation". This will herald a period of 3.5 years which would mark the start of The Great Tribulation and the final 3.5 years of this age before the arrival of the Millenial Kingdom. This will be an unmistakable event. Some say that thi sevent has happened already, others say it is yet to come. This Bible quote from 2 Thessalonians states this clearly.

2 Thessalonians 2:4
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.

Why is he called the Anti Christ?
Anti Christ in latin = Anti Christo. The word Anti in it´s traditional sense means to be opposed or against, but also the word 'anti' in the original Greek also has a meaning of 'instead of' or 'in place of' or to replace. So the anti-Christ attacks anything about Christ, what he says, what he represents and what he does. He also intends to replace him and deceive people into thinking that he is the Messiah and the Second Coming when in fact he is the False Messiah and an agent of Satan.

Anti Christ Speculations
Speculations abound about who the "anti christ" is have included about every US president and any "evil" world leader. Throughout history there have been many prominent world figures that could have been classed as anti-Christ’s with a small "a" and we all know who they are, and their names do not need repeating here. Absolutely nothing has changed in this modern day and age and many modern day figures can be quoted as an anti christ. This would include False Prophets, False Teachers and False Preachers especially The Mega Preacher variety. It could include New Agers, Satanists, Pagans, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and of course Atheists. There have been many anti-Christs but there is only one Biblical "Anti-Christ" with a Large "A" and that´s what we will be delving into in this article to find out who it could be he, if he is here now, where HE is from and the three current popular candidates for the title of Anti Christ.

1 John 2:18
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

The End Times Chess Board
If we take the End Times and Book of Revelation Scenario and equate it to a game of chess, it really does put things into a much clearer perspective. The board would be the World Stage or even The Middle East, the 16 black pieces would represetn the forces of evil and darkness and the 16 opposing white pieces would represent the forces of good and the light. The most powerful piece on the board is not the Queen but the King. If the Queen is lost, you are weakened but game play can continue. If the King is cornered then it's Check Mate, the game is over.

The King on the White side would be Christ the Messiah and the Queen would be the Two Prophets mentioned in Revelation. The King on the Black side would be the Anti Christ and the Queen would be the False Prophet. The Ten Kings that rule for a short time would be the 8 black pawns and say the 2 castles for the more prominent kings (I think current world leaders, others think revived fallen Empires) The remaining 4 pieces on the Black side could be the 4 Horseman of the Apocalypse. It is not known what the equivalents would be on the white side maybe the 7 Angels giving the trumpet judgements and the 7 angels with the Vial judgements making 14 + the King and Queen making 16. The 7 seal judgements are opened by the Lamb as in the Messiah who is already depicted here as the King.

The players moving the pieces would be God moving the White pieces and Satan moving the Black pieces. That's how I see it and it's a simplified way to see the Book of Revelation, not entirely accurate but gives a good idea. Many will probably disagree with this and have other ideas.

The Common Frequently Asked Questions with short answers or supporting Bible quotes

How is he referred to in the Bible?
The Anti Christ is refererred to as the Beast in the Book of Revelation but also has other names such asThe Son Of Perdition and the Abomination of Desolation

When does he arrive or is he here already?
Some say he is here already others say he has yet to come. Others say he is here but has not yet made himself known to the world at large in any public capacity.

Does the Bible mention how old he will be and where he is from?
The Bible does not mention age or what Geographical location he is from. Some say possibly Assyria as mentioned in Isaiah and Micah. Others think otherwise?

Isaiah 10:5-6
5. O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
6. I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

Micah 5:5-6
5. And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
6. And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.

Where is he mentioned in the Bible?
Revelation 13:1-18, 2 John 1:7, 1 John 2:22, 1 John 4:3, 1 John 2:18, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, Revelation 13:16-17, Revelation 13:1, Revelation 19:20,
2 Thessalonians 2:4 either directly or idirectly. There are many other indirect references.

Who are his parents?
Just like Jesus his etnicity and parentage will probably not follow the typical man and woman route of conception and birth. His father will be Satan. Mother unknown or something similar. Some say he could be the result of a lab experiment (test tube baby). Many other theories abound.

Where does he fit in with End Times Prophecy?
He is the creator of the Beast System, the One World Religion, Government, Currency all part of The New World Order. The merging of every nation into one and he is the supreme head of it all a wages war with The Saints and forces of Good.

Does he become a world leader and if so how long for?
He becomes the undisputed World Leader for 42 months or 3.5 years as mentioned in Revelation but it comes at a heavy price and is accomapnied by his decline and the Great Tribulation that ultimately destroys him and his kingdom.

Does he have people that pave the way for him before he arrives?
The False Prophet which will be a religious figure will pave the way for the Anti Christ and will have similar characteristics to him. The Ten Kings also mentioned in the Book of Revelation could be Ten World Leaders in charge of Ten Super states prior to the complete globalisation of the planet to create a One World Government. These would also pave the way for the Anti Christ and be of "one mind" and demonstrate similar characteristics to him.

Is he a political, religious or military figure or all 3?
Some say he will be, or is a Political figure, some say he will be a military figure. Religious figure probably not, that role will be reserved for the False Prophet. But he will be worshipped as if he were God and he will demand it, penalty for non conformity or Apostasy will be death. (Similar to Islam)

Is the Anti Christ a Woman or a Man?
The following famous Bible quote makes it quite clear that the Anti Christ will be a man

Revelation 13:18
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

What will his arrival herald?
It will herald the final 7 years of this age before the arrival of Christ The Messiah and the set up of the Millennial Kingdom

What will he bring to the world?
He will initially bring peace and stability to the world, many signs and wonders and miracles and people will bow down to him and worship him because he will have the answer to all the worlds problems. But it will not last and is marked by a final 3.5 years of chaos, death and destruction heralded by The Great Tribulation

What will be the Great Deception?
There will be a number of Deceptions but the Great Deception most often quoted is he will appear to be Jesus and will fool many including many Christian believers and they will give their obedience to him via The Mark of the Beast.

How does he end his days?
This Bible quote couldn´t put it any better

Revelation 19:20
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

What this article aims to achieve
This article will delve into the possibilities of who this character could be, who is allowed by God to a play a major role in the final book of the Bible known as the Book of Revelation. Character is the operative word here and the Characteristics of the Beast (Anti Christ) are mentioned in the Bible many times in order for True Believers to identify who this person is and to know when the time is near.

Here´s a list of some of the Beasts (AntI Christ) characteristics. Some are supported by scripture in actual verses, others are implied in the Bible and others have been deduced by myself based on what the exact opposite qualities of Jesus would be. These characteristics are indicated in one of these three categories with a brief description and supporting Bible verse where available.

The Characteristics of The Beast (Anti Christ)

1. He will be the man of lawlessness known as The Son of Perdition
The Son of Perdition has only been used twice in reference to any man in the Bible. The first is Judas who betrayed Jesus and the second is The Anti Christ. There is a mention of a falling away which is referencing Christian Faith and increasing numbers of people following False versions of Christianity or other False Religions, which is happening in our own time now.

2 Thes 2:3
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;

2. He will be blasphemous
He will blasphene God in many shapes or forms using his name in a condescending or worse manner and frequently mock him and those who are in heaven

Revelation 13:5-6
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.


He could be of no fixed abode?
This is one you will not hear very often but it is a distinct possibility. Jesus was in effect homeless during his ministry as far as we can fathom from scripture. The Anti Christ possibly could be the same which would make him hard to trace?

3. He will claim to be God and be worshiped by everybody
The Anti Christ would need to stand in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and declare himself as God. This event would be known as the Abomination of Desolation. Depending who you place as the Anti Christ, some say this has happened already, others say this is yet to come.

Matthew 24:15. 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:) See also Daniel 9:24-7

He will have the ability to perform Miracles, Signs and Wonders
He will fool many by his abilities to perform Super Human acts in the form of Miraculous events and will have the ability to produce Signs and Wonders and thev False Prophets who accompanies him will also.

2 Thessalonians 2:9
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

The Anti-Christ Comes Back to Life or is mortally wounded?
There is mention of some sort of wound in Revelation. Some say that this is an assassination attempt but the world will wonder at his death and then recovery. Some say it is in reference to a crucial head injury. He may be blind in one eye as a result? The Dragon mentioned in this verse is Satan. Many rumours abound on this topic the relevant Bible verse is below from Revelation.

Revelation 13:3-4
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?


The Anti-Christ Will Control the World’s Economy
With the creation of what is called "The Beast System" the Anti Christ will control the earth and all who dwell in it.The famous Bible quote below illustrates this quite clearly.

Revelation 13:16-17
16. 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:
17. 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.


The Anti-Christ’s Attempted Destruction of Israel
Another crucial element of Revelation and Daniel Prophecy. He signs a peace covenant for 1 prophetic week which is 7 years but in the middle of that period (3.5 years) he breaks the covenant. Sacrifice and Oblation mentioned in the Bible quote is a Jewish custom.

27. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Causes Earth’s Armies to Fight Against Christ
The Great Battle will be led by the Anti Christ and his armies of this world against the Lamb as in the Messiah and his army. Some say this could be Christianity v Islam. Many other theories abound.

Revelation 19:19.21
19. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.


Extremely Intelligent, Charismatic and Charming with incredible Problem Solving Ability.
No scripture to back this u,p but for somebody that can appear on the world stage out of nowhere and bring all nations together and create a world peace and be seen as some sort of miracle to save the world and becomes an undisputed world leader in the process would take supreme forms of intelligence, charisma and charm and advanced problem solving capabilities. Some say he may be multi lingual increasing his ability to break down barriers between all faiths, creeds and cultures. Could be of mixed race as well which again would help to break down racial barriers that even exist today.

Around 30 years of age
No scripture to back this up either, but think about it. If the Anti Christ is to fool the world including even a large proportion of believers then he would have to be a counterfeit replica of the original Jesus. He would need to be around the same age as Jesus was when he was crucified before he achieved ever lasting life which would mean he would be still be around 33 years of age on his return.

Parentage and Etnicity unknown
Jesus was born of a Virgin and The Holy Ghost in what can only be described as a Supernatural birth that hasn´t been replicated. The Anti Christ would have to come from a similar parentage. Some say he is the result of a laboratory experiment, others say it will be a similar divine intervention but the result being Satan in human form rather than God in human form.

A Successful Military Leader but arrives by promising Peace
Many Bible references put him as a Political/Government type leader that will run the world but references in Revelation do indicate that he will be a ruthless military leader as well. Many place him as one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse being the first and the rider on the White Horse as in Revelation 6:

Revelation 6:2. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Daniel 8:25. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Not really interested in women?

A ruthless military leader but not really interested in women is a contradiction in terms. No reference here to his sexuality just simply that he rises above the normal desires of man and simply craves total power and world domination. He will not be the family man type.

Daniel 11:37. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

Religion/Spirituality Unknown
As mentioned in the previous Daniel 11:37 he has no regard for the God of his fathers. In all probability his beliefs will probably be in the Satanic, New Age or Pagan areas of Spirituality which would be the One World Religion that everybody would be forced to adopt. This one world religion could be a melding of all the major religions of our time into one Super Religion such as being pushed at present under the CoExist banner. Otherwise it could be something completely new and unheard of. Nobody really has the answer on this.

The 3 Candidates and Popular Possibilities for the Anti Christ

These are the three most common and widely accepted candidates for THE Anti Christ with a Large "A". They will all have a corresponding "Mystery Babylon" to back up their Prophecy Theory or speculation. The Three Candidates and their Mystery Babylons as mentioned in Revelation are as follows in order of popularity:

1. The Current President of the US. Mystery Babylon equivalent being America possibly New York or Washington DC
2. The Current Pope of the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church. Mystery Babylon equivalent being The Vatican and Rome in Italy
3. The Returning Mahdi of Islam. Mystery Babylon equivalent being Mecca and Saudi Arabia.

A large quantity of Videos have been watched for each of these candidates but only a few final videos that give a fair and accurate representation without slipping into ludicrous slander territory have been used. It is inevitable when you go down this route. The views expressed in these videos do not necessarily reflect the views of the owner of this website and are for reference purposes only.

1. The Current President of the US.
Superb video presenting the case for the current incumbent of the US Presidency being the Beast mentioned in Revelation. He does tick many boxes, has many of the qualities, has a Muslim background that is not exactly Pro Christian, came from nowhere to claim the US Presidency and is Charismatic and regularly gets called the Anti Christ, Demon or Satan at his speeches. Is he the one we should be watching?. Watch and decide.



2. The Current Pope of the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church
A very close second favourite that many say is either the Anti Christ or the False Prophet. Some even say he is The Harlot riding the Beast and Rome is Mystery Babylon. The current Pope is the first Jesuit Pope and the circumstances he arrived at the Papacy is via the previous Pope standing down (an incredibly rare event) because of health reasons. Popes normally finish their term by death. Charismatic and charming and cuddly and hugely popular? Throw in this event on April 27th 2014 at the Vatican in Rome. A dedication to Lucifer
and all that goes out the window. Some say it was the Abomination of Desolation but it´s in the wrong temple and he is not declaring himself as God. Interesting video that puts the Pope as a definite candidate for the Anti Christ below. Watch and Decide.



3. The Returning Mahdi of Islam
Christians know him as the Antichrist. Sunni Muslims know him as the Muslim Christ. Shiite Muslims know him as the Mahdi. He's going to rule the world. And he's going to declare himself to be a Muslim. And he's going to turn on the Christians and the Jews. That´s the theory that Islam believes in and certainly with the recent mass movements of Muslims into various parts of the Western World, something you could say is "going on". Coupled with the rise of the Islam extremists especially over the last year or so, the case for the Mahdi being the Anti Christ and his time is close, is compelling to put it mildly. Video below presenting the case for the Mahdi Anti Christ. Again watch and decide!



Conclusions

This is another form your own opinion article. There are many views on this subject and many other figures in our world today that could possibly be The Anti Christ. Many people throughout history have been labelled the Anti Christ, but never really materialised into that said person. After looking at the characteristics of the Anti Christ as mentioned in Scripture we can arrive at a pretty clear picture of who this person is. Everybody has strong views on who this person is and also whether he is even here yet?

In my humble opinion these are the important characteristics that can narrow down this character in a blink of an eye. When you are trying to figure out a counterfeit, which is what the Anti Christ in effect is, you need to understand the original

Jesus started his Ministry when he was around 30 years of age and was Crucified at roughly 33.5 years of age making his ministry of approx 3.5 year durations. The Beast or Anti Christ also reigns for 42 months or 3.5 years........this is no coincidence. To fool the masses and even Believers he will have to be of similar appearance to the accepted view of Jesus and would also have to be around the same age for that "Great Deception" to actually work and perform miracles, signs and wonders. If he is therefore in his 30s, this categorically rules out The US President and The Pope.

Scripture also states that the beginning of the Seven Year Period would be marked by a man coming in peace and making a covenant with many for 7 years which would be broken half way through that period. Many are saying the US President and the Nobel Peace Prize of Dec 2009 is equated to that Biblical Event??? If it is, then we would now be in the final stages of The Great Tribulation in 2016 if we apply The Daniel last week 7 year timeline.....which we are clearly not. Many of us would be part of the Beast System and have the mark of the Beast and the world would look distinctly different to what it does today. Many of us would not be here now! Quite clearly the pieces don´t fit, regardless of the character of that nations leader. Yes he has changed laws as mentioned in scripture, has blasphemed, and done many other questionable things, but so have many other world leaders along similar lines. Does that make them the Anti Christ............No....does that make him one of the "Ten Kings of Revelation.....a strong possiblilty.

The Anti Christ will also be an aggressive, ruthless but charming Political or Military figure and not a Religious one which rules out the Pope again. Although some say when you listen to speeches by the Pope, they seem more political than religious. Again something open to debate but he does occupy a Religious role. It also rules out the current US President who seems to avoid war or farm it out to other people instead of getting his country directly involved, hardly the aggressive, ruthless take over the world Anti Christ mentioned in the Bible. The Russian President would probably fit that descriptiom much better. Both the Pope and US President have not demonstrated miracles, great signs and wonders, maybe this will happen in the future, but at present there is nothing Supernatural about these two prominent world figures, they are just men in positions of power.

The Anti Christ will not only be in a position of power, but will be a supreme power in his own right. Take the position away from the current Pope and US President and what do you have..........not much...just men. Both of these Political/Religious figures are prominent and tick many of the Anti Christ characteristic boxes, but many of the important ones just do not match up and the prophecy timelines are starting to look increasingly like prophecies that are running out of steam ready for the prophecy trash can . If the Anti Christ was to be released under the public spotlight, it would be an event that you would not confuse with anything or anybody else and would be something that hasn´t been seen before and probably never seen again.

The Anti Christ as mentioned in Micah and Isaiah, that´s twice in the Bible, is pinned down to being an Assyrian. The Pope and the Current US President are not of this ethnicity. Again if he is of Middle Eastern decent this would pin him down as a strong case of being The Mahdi of Islam!

Again in my humble opinion, I think the Pope could be the False Prophet and the current US President as mentioned in a previous article could be one of the Ten Kings mentioned in Revelation, who are of "one mind" and will show very similar characteristics to the Anti Christ mentioned in the Bible. These are people along with others that are paving the way for the final arrival of said Anti Christ. The guidelines of which are contained in the 2030 agenda.

Which leaves us with the Mahdi of Islam. The exact opposite of Jesus and certainly against Christianity he is the third possible Anti Christ. This character is looking to be in place of and replacing Christ. With the rapid insurgence of the Muslim faith into the Western World especially Europe, the rise of Chrislam and Extreme Islam, this theory, one of the least cited, looks the dark horse in the pack, that could in fact turn out to be where the Anti Christ will come from and ultimately who it will actually be.

Again just theories, and you really have to read and understand the scripture and form your own opinion. If you stick to scripture it becomes blatantly obvious that the front runner favourites could be that very person, but could is not IS. As you realise with all Prophecy, the pieces have to fit 100%. Ticking 15 out of 20 boxes is not fulfillment of prophecy. Ticking 20 is. This has to happen before you can reach any concrete prophetic conclusions. This is why the US President and The Pope don´t really get much presence here on this website or it´s social media, I just don´t think either of these people are the Anti Christ. Having said that I do keep one eye on them..........always!

True Believers (Born Again) will not be fooled by this Anti Christ, or his mark, to the extent they would rather die and be martyred than take this mark and worship this character. False believers, Luke Warm Christians and the Spiritually blind will be fooled. What to do in such situations? Keep an eye on all three and any other alternatives, no matter how bizarre, and check against the word, that´s why it was given to us, as a guiding light in these rapidly darkening times.

On a final note when it comes to Prophecy, something I have learnt, DO NOT be fixated on the Superpowers of this age. Always look to the Middle East, especially Israel and Jerusalem. That´s where the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob´ś is watching and where his heart is. That is where you will find your answers. That is where Biblical Prophecy will be fulfilled!

Bible Quotes:
Mark 13:22 - For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even the elect.

Mark 13:6 - For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Matthew 24:24 - For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; in somuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Daniel 11:21 - And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

Daniel 7:25 - 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.

2 John 1:7 - For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

Search This Blog

Google Plus

Powered by Blogger.

Could THIS really stop Revelation Prophecy being fulfilled?

A deep thought I had the other day about the Book of Revelation, the last and controversial Book of the Bible and Prophecy fulfillment. Thi...

Verse of the Day KJV

GOOGLE TRANSLATE

Popular Posts