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The Antichrist and the End Times

Updated on December 17, 2009

 A long time ago, I reluctantly went to a series of classes about the Bible's most fascinating books, The Book of Revelations, which I knew nothing about. I was not a devout Christian or believer, like many I was sitting on the fence.

The guy teaching the series of classes was Frank. A 60ish old man with the typical gray hair and wrinkles. At the time, I sort of doubted many things he said until proven logically, and in hindsight, his teachings proved to be enlightening and keeps me watching for signs of the End Times.

Perhaps he was an angel for he was quite intense and always soft spoken, yet commanding your attention. Doubters soon became believers. At the time, I thought of the Jim Jones Cult, but he never asked for money or to be followed. He simply had a message, which was, the End Times are upon us.

What does that mean? Certain thresholds had to happen before harkening these times. Israel had to become a nation, it did so in 1948. Atomic power had to occur, this did so in 1945. The days of instant communication had to happen, this evolved over time from the 70s, but really became "instant" in the last few years with cell phones, internet, websites. Credit cards had to begin, which did so in the 60s, more importantly, debit cards had to happen, which did so in the late 80s or so. Microprocessing chips had to be invented and widely available, this happened in the 80s and 90s. The technique of using chips for identification of an individual, had to happen, this happened in the 90s, although not widely used. There had to be a very serious economic collapse of sorts that impacted the world, this happened in 2008 and is still with us. The original NATO country members had to allow many more nations into it to total 13, this happened inthe 90s and later. The emergence of China as a major world player had to occur, this just happened. The nuclear Iran had to occur, which is now happening. The never ending dispute between Israel and Palestinians must continue, it has. There had to have been a worldwide change in climate, there is now.

All of these things mentioned were taught by Frank back in the early 80s, Many had not been heard of, like debit cards. Instant communications is taking a picture with a cell phone and sent it to a friend 6000 miles away within minutes. Not possible until very recently. There were no cell phones then.

Frank taught us to watch for these signs. He taught from the Book of Revelations, visions that Daniel and John saw 2000 years ago and tried to describe and write down in the words of their day and understanding. How would you describe something never seen before that was 2000 years into the future? You would by relating to it with words and descriptions that were known to you.

A few examples. In Daniel, he saw many "locusts swarming with tails that sting or produced fire. They had a face like a locust but made thundering sound as the flew". Some might think too literally but Daniel was describing modern day attack helicopters firing missiles in a war. Helicopters sounds exactly like horses stampeding, if you look at one from the front, they look like an insect or locust.  As for the Anitchrist, some think it is a single person who rises to power and idolized by all. Maybe. Others feel it is a group of nations and the 13 members of NATO (which includes all the major Western powers) or these nations provide the power to a single person with worldwide charisma. This person is suppose to have 18 letters in their name (666).

There is a six year period, the Tribulations. The first three years are mostly natural disasters, climate changes, starvation, disease, war on a small scale or localized. At midway, the anitchrist reveals himself and forces everyone to renounce Jesus and believe in him. Those that do not take the 666 sign, mark of the beast, will not be able to buy or sell anything. This mark is in the left palm. what is it?

Some think it is the credit or debit card, others think that at some point, all citizens will be required to accept a small microchip with their personal data to be inserted just under their skin. The procedure can already be done and is in use. The chip will have all your financials and personal data. When you buy food, just have the scanner scan your had and the amount is deducted from your bank account. At some point, the antichrist will control the major financial banks of the world. If you do not have this chip or "mark", you cannot buy in this manner. How long will cash be around?

It is quite a shock sliding your debit card at a gas station and receiving a message indicating it has been rejected when you know the money in the account is sufficient to cover it. Think about how easy it is to control people via financial means. The incident always reminds me of what Frank taught. Chilling.

In the last three years, there is a slow acension into world war prompted by Israel, Palestinans, Iran. The NATO countries intervene except Russia (the Bear from the North descended)and China (the Dragon) have their own interests in the area and collide with NATO and themselves. Daniel saw this final war througha vision and tried to describe the many tactical nuclear weapons (flashes of light or destructive fireballs) that exploded across the region. Like any war, it really spreads and spins totally out of control until Jesus returns to halt it.

All of the developments leading up to the End Times are subtle. They are valid in today's world and there is a logic in using them, whatever they are. The immigration issue may dictate a national ID card that eventually will be implanted in every US citizen in order that it cannot be compromised or stolen. Perhaps the chip will have a dual purpose that the public is not told about. The same can be said about credit cards or debit cards to prevent loss and fraud. People may get the "mark of the beast" without even knowing about it at the time.

The key thing to remember is that the mark is in the left hand palm. If it ever comes to pass that the government dictates some sort of chip being implanted there, you know the time is near and close. Daniel saw this event 200 years ago.

Just stay tuned!



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      thebrucebeat 7 years ago from Nags Head, NC

      Don't dismiss it, perrya. It's not a short commentary, but a subject worthy of your study. It is not a hard thing to investigate. Without leaving your keyboard, you can google "apocalyptic literature" and educate yourself. You don't need me to spoon feed it to you, you only need the inquisitive mind to research it.

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      perrya 7 years ago

      seems like you know, enlighten us?

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      thebrucebeat 7 years ago from Nags Head, NC

      Since you are new to your investigations of Revelation (not Revelations), you are forgiven for not recognizing it as apocolyptic literature well known to the people that it was written to. You would be well served to investigate this before you fall into the abyss with the other folks who have swallowed the interpretation of the Revelation of John delivered by the 19th century preacher Darby that started this sect of believers. If you were truly on the fence when you came under the spell of your charismatic teacher, come out of the ether and continue your research. Revelation was a message of hope to the people that were being persecuted in Rome, which is what 666 eluded to. What I am describing is not modern mumbo-jumbo. It was the common understanding of Revelation until Darby had his epiphany. Check it out, and let us know what you find.

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      perrya 7 years ago

      People should remain alert to events and reflect about the revelations. natural events and calamities are occurring with more intensity and frequency. Last month a major quake in new zealand, this month, Japan is hit with a quake not seen in 1200 yrs. Has a trumpet been blown?

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      Levi Joshua Kell 7 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for the heartfelt and great hub.

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      Pamitchrus 7 years ago

      Greetings to all, and to all remember that the Anti-Christ is old news says John and plus isn't the Return of the Lord to be a total surprise with no advance warning as in the days of Noah and Lot ?? Jesus himself said so in many ways. Not much of a surprise if you listen to the false prophets.The truth, that which restrained the lie ,the anti-christ, left the station a long time ago. Therefore Look up for we are deep into the Grand delusion, the Great Lie. It's everywhere!! and so is the controling beast, we can't live without him !!! Something to think about.. :0) remember it's all about the deception !! And Satan decieved the whole world, save the elect... therefore listen to the wise minority , not the blinded majority.. I've a post on the kingdom of God Your in !!in which you will find some additional food for thought in regards to this topic.. Grace to all his name.

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      perrya 8 years ago

      Scarey times ahead.........

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      The Last Quill 8 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Frank was right about Daniel's vision of the locusts. Locusts are warriors or soldiers and Horses are airplanes because airplanes, during WWI were primarily used to scout enemy lines, thus the term "aereal cavalry". Chariots like whirlwinds are modern tanks.

      When these soldiers and machinery of war were actually used or to be use, to give us idea of the end of times.

      Anti-christ, the beast, and the false prophets are the main issues and I have amswer.

      Thanks for this perrya, I'm afollower.

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      perrya 8 years ago

      Many thanks for the comments. Please see my hub, Verichip: Precursor to 666? I believe that 2012 is the start of it all.

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      Presigo 8 years ago from Spokane, Wa

      We hear bits and pieces of all that you have written, I appreciate you pulling it all together for us to see. These are scary times, it is so easy to be decieved, thank you for your thoughts, keep writing, you have a gift

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      perrya 8 years ago

      what is verichip?

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      James 8 years ago

      The mark of the beast is definitely a sign to watch out for. There is a technology called verichip that can accomplish that easily. It will all come down to market control of buying and selling:

      “He forces all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no one might buy or sell, except for those who have the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom: let him who has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666” (Rev. 13:16–18).

      Let's pray together to reach out to offer the Salvation of our Lord Jesus.

      God bless,



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      perrya 8 years ago

      Yes, the mark of the beast is int he RIGHT hand or forehead.

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      Judah's Daughter 8 years ago from Roseville, CA

      Perrya, I just read on another hub ( some fascinating information, as the whole thing was right on about Daniel's prophecy (the king's dream). I will share it here because it's exciting (this generation will not pass ~ meaning up to 2018):

      "Israel would not return as a sovereign nation until 1948 A.D. Thus the era (time) of the Gentiles began and we are still living in that era.

      The return of Israel as a nation began the count-down to the end of this era. Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:32, “Learn this lesson from the fig tree (the fig tree represents the nation Israel) when it’s twigs get tender and the leaves come out, you know that summer is near.” He goes onto say, “This generation will not pass away until all these things have happened.” Meaning that the generation that witnesses the return of Israel as a nation will not pass away until he returns (a generation is approximately 70 years)."

      And you might want to correct your hub about the left's the right hand or forehead according to scripture. People need to know this for sure!!

      God bless you!!

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      perrya 8 years ago

      Thanks for the comments. Yes, he was a great teacher and there was this calmness about him. Yes, I will keep watching!

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      Judah's Daughter 8 years ago from Roseville, CA

      I really enjoyed this hub. I think Frank was a great teacher, considering you had no knowledge then and have been watching and observing. I've studied Revelation and this is as good as anything I've read!! The only correction you need to know is this:

      You said, "This mark is in the left palm. what is it?" and

      "The key thing to remember is that the mark is in the left hand palm." I'm not sure if Frank gave you this information, but according to the Bible, it will be on the right hand or on the forehead.

      Revelation 13:16 "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:"

      Be blessed!


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