(8/35)Antichrist 2 -part 1

00:01 The harvest truly is plenteous, 00:03 but the laborers are few 00:04 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, 00:06 that He will send forth laborers into His 00:09 harvest Also I heard the voice of the 00:12 Lord saying whom shall I send? 00:15 And who will go for us? Then said I, 00:19 Here am I, send me, send me 00:23 Life On The Edge will enable you to be an 00:25 effective harvest of the Lord 00:27 We now invite you into our 00:29 classroom to come experience life 00:43 Welcome back to Life On The Edge, 00:45 it’s a interactive Bible study course right 00:46 here that we are having in beautiful Groveland, 00:49 Florida Now everyday here in Groveland, 00:51 Florida, we have, everybody thinks of 00:53 Florida, what do you think of when you think 00:54 of Florida? Sunshine, but down here what 00:56 do we have everyday? Liquid sunshine that’s 00:59 right rains, it rains almost every afternoon, 01:01 but it’s okay because we’re here with the 01:02 spirit of God being rain down on our hearts 01:04 as we are learning how to study the Bible 01:06 together or learning how to give Bible studies 01:08 to other people and learning how to win souls 01:10 for the kingdom of God, amen 01:11 The Bible says it’s through the foolishness of 01:13 preaching, in other words its through the 01:14 simplicity of just giving the word of God to 01:16 people that, that the people become safe, 01:18 the people that comes to know Lord Jesus and 01:20 become safe And so we are learning here 01:22 through our Bible study course here is how to 01:24 share the word of God with other people, 01:26 so they too can be ready for the coming of 01:28 Jesus and be saved Now you all remember as we, 01:31 as we’ve been going through study after study 01:33 here at Life and the name of the study of course 01:36 here is Life on the Edge As we will be going 01:37 through course after course learning we learned 01:40 yesterday about the Antichrist part one 01:43 It was the first part of the Antichrist study, 01:46 and as we study that we are going through 01:48 that we learned that as opposed to what 01:50 popular Christianity often times teach us 01:52 today, most people when they think of the 01:54 Antichrist they think of this violent oppose to 01:56 Jesus Christ and everybody going to be 01:57 obviously saying, Oh yeah, that’s definitely 02:00 not Jesus, that’s the Antichrist don’t follow him 02:02 everybody kind of has a mindset that it’s not 02:04 a deception But Jesus Himself said remember 02:07 Mathew 24 Jesus speaking in Matthew 24 in 02:09 verse 24, He says Himself, If it was possible 02:13 in the last days even the very elect will be 02:15 deceived, and you think the very elect that’s 02:17 the people looks like studying their Bibles 02:19 standing up giving Bible lectures and that 02:20 kind of think right He says even those people 02:23 will almost be deceived, it’s gonna be very 02:25 deceptive and you think about the most, 02:27 most of today what’s put out there today 02:30 about the Antichrist and the last days and things 02:32 like that, nothing is really very deceptive, 02:34 in it Remember we learned that yesterday, 02:36 then we found out as we went through, 02:38 as we study through this, this Antichrist part one 02:41 yesterday we ask the question we had the 02:44 question come up, what is it? What is it that 02:47 we need to learn about this Antichrist? 02:50 You know everybody thinks its obviously openly 02:52 rebelling against Christ, when actually what is 02:54 it? It’s something different, it’s something 02:56 else we are looking for and what is that we 02:57 learned yesterday as we studied Antichrist in part 02:59 one, yes Tim We have learned that for every 03:03 thing that God has created the devil has been 03:05 a counterfeit, and so we have to be really 03:07 careful that they were being really vigilant and 03:10 not following after something that is false 03:12 That’s exactly right, we have to pay close 03:14 attention and make sure that we understand 03:17 the truth of God’s word because the, 03:19 because the counterfeit is going to be so close 03:21 to the original that there’s going to be even, 03:23 if it possible very elect to be deceived and this 03:25 Antichrist power is not going to be the violent 03:26 opposer, but its going to be a certain imposter 03:29 It’s going to be very close to the original to 03:31 the real thing and some people will say, 03:34 Tim or everybody here I guess, some people 03:35 say thinks like I had this happen so many times, 03:38 when I get ready to preach a sermon or to 03:40 give a study on the Antichrist I’ve heard 03:41 people say you know what I love Jesus, 03:44 and it really doesn’t matter if I understand who 03:46 the Antichrist is or any of these things because 03:48 I love Jesus, right, you’ve heard those kind 03:50 of thoughts maybe you had them yourselves, 03:52 but I got a couple of things, a couple of issues 03:54 with that you might say, why does God reveal 03:56 to us in the word of God, the Antichrist if he 03:57 doesn’t want us to know it And there are some 03:59 examples in the Bible what God has done and 04:02 to show us that He does wants to know 04:04 these things for instance, you think of His 04:07 disciples, the Apostles the twelve you know 04:08 that His twelve disciples are following Him 04:10 around that they love Him? They absolutely 04:13 love Jesus, without a doubt they loved Him 04:15 So why is it Jesus in Mark chapter 8, 04:17 Mark chapter 9, Mark chapter10 and then Mark 04:19 chapter14, why does He go through all those 04:21 places and tell them exactly what was going 04:22 to happen to Him? He said you know what, 04:24 I’m gonna be betrayed to the gentiles or the 04:27 actually the chief priest describes, and they 04:29 are gonna hand me over to the gentiles, 04:31 and the gentiles are going to take me, 04:32 they gonna beat me up, they gonna spit on me, 04:34 they gonna crucify me, but the third day I’ll 04:35 arise again Why does He tell them those things 04:37 about all these bad things that are gonna happen 04:39 to Him if they loved Him? They didn’t really 04:41 need to know that, didn’t they? I mean couldn’t 04:43 they be saved without knowing those things, 04:46 that’s the argument that the lot people have it 04:47 doesn’t matter, all can be saved without knowing 04:49 these things, but the reason Jesus was revealing 04:51 to them, what was gonna happen to Him and 04:54 because He did not wanted to become 04:55 discouraged Can you imagine the difference, 04:57 how different the Bible would be written, 04:59 the history or the scriptures be written, 05:01 if it said something like this

The disciples after 05:03 they heard Jesus tell Him exactly what was 05:05 gonna happen to Him, right Then they listen 05:07 what He said and whenever they took Him 05:10 and He is betrayed and he was beaten up and 05:12 He spit on, He is crucified, instead of 05:14 Peter denying Him as Lord said praise the Lord it’s 05:16 exactly what He said was going to happen, 05:18 can you imagine if that would have been the 05:19 story in the Bible and after He been in the 05:22 grave for three days, the disciples were all 05:24 gathered around the tomb and there was the 05:25 Mary the first one come to the tomb, 05:26 it was the disciples because they believed 05:28 exactly what Jesus had told them, they would 05:30 not have become discouraged and 05:32 disheartened, are you following that? 05:34 So Jesus tells them these things because He 05:36 doesn’t want them to become discouraged and 05:37 disheartened, and the reason He gives us 05:39 that the identity of the Antichrist and He gives 05:41 these things even now is because He doesn’t 05:43 want you and me to become discouraged or 05:46 disheartened When you see these things 05:48 taken place then you know, oh this is exactly 05:52 what God said would happen, praise the Lord 05:53 we are close to His coming, amen 05:55 And so He identifies the Antichrist from the 05:57 scriptures the reason that God gives us this 05:59 is so that you and I will not become 06:01 discouraged or disheartened, so can you 06:03 imagine the love of God, God could have said 06:06 you know what He could have took about a 06:07 bunch of stuff here and just take this Bible 06:09 and just throw this part of inside, you know 06:10 what they don’t really need to be saved, 06:13 but He putted in there, so that you and I 06:14 can be encouraged, this things in the Bible is 06:17 put there just so you and I can, can hang 06:19 on and say you know what, this is what God 06:20 said, I can trust him, I can believe Him 06:23 And it’s the same with the identity of the 06:25 Antichrist and these things even though its 06:27 when we show this identity that some of the 06:29 scriptures, it’s kind of difficult for some 06:31 people and they say you know it sounds 06:33 hard and these kind of things, but God 06:35 reveals it, so your and I can be ready, 06:38 so that’s the purpose and now we are 06:39 getting into the purpose of the study, 06:40 we will have that up on the slide here, 06:42 what is the purpose of the study the Antichrist 06:44 part two, and you see down the screen here 06:46 is to identify the Antichrist The simple 06:48 reason is to, so we can identify who this 06:50 scoundrel is, scoundrel word everywhere, 06:54 yeah I guess it is, scoundrel, right that 06:56 maybe it just like tacky thing, but then we’re gonna 06:59 identify who this guy is and the reason God 07:02 gives it from the scriptures, the reason we 07:03 have this identity of the Antichrist, 07:06 is that so you and I will know, that’s the 07:08 purpose, the purpose of the study 07:10 And then we have another slide here we put 07:11 up the center it, like we do it with every study, 07:12 what’s the center of it? Simply God wants us 07:14 to know God wants us to know that’s the 07:17 center of the study, God wants you and I 07:20 not to become discouraged, not to 07:22 become deceived, and not to become, 07:24 oh man, you have something happened, 07:27 it was a total surprise in your life and it’s 07:29 like took the, took the like rug up on your feet, 07:31 you fell on your face, did that happen in your 07:32 life, it just wasn’t, totally was not expecting 07:34 it, how harsh that was you know and it 07:37 doesn’t help soften the blow if you kind of 07:38 have it like ahead of time you’re expecting it, 07:40 I’ll give you a good example of this, 07:42 this may help lead into the study a little more 07:43 here too Many people when they start 07:46 getting a lot older, they start expecting and 07:49 they start making arrangements for their 07:51 parents to be dying off, don’t they? 07:53 You know they start preparing themselves, 07:55 you know mom and dad getting up there in 07:56 age, they are in eighties and nineties and 07:58 they start mentally, they start preparing for 07:59 their death, mentally you know people do 08:02 that way right, it’s hard when any body dies, 08:04 amen I mean it’s hard to loose any body, 08:06 isn’t it? But when they lived to a rippled age 08:09 and right with the Lord and this kind of things, 08:10 and then came along some day and some one 08:12 says hey you know get the phone call saying 08:14 your mom died, last night oh man that’s so 08:17 bad, but he was expecting it, because she 08:20 was getting up in years and their health was 08:21 felling in and it was almost easier to see that 08:24 they were being laid to sleep and they have 08:25 to linger on right, so let me tell you something, 08:29 when I was only twenty, twenty about 08:35 twenty four I guess, it was in 2000 or it was 08:38 in the year 1999 whatever old I was then 08:42 its hard to keep up with time when you get 08:43 old like me, I got a phone call one day when 08:46 I got home, I was at home by seven I get a 08:47 phone call it’s my mom, Philip, your dad died 08:50 today 51-years-old, man my ears start 08:55 ringing, the rugs jagged up on my feet 08:57 and you know why? The main reason was, 09:00 I did not expect it, it was farthest thing from 09:03 my mind, you know, I was like, I been, 09:05 I been like, this just weekend before, 09:06 I have seen my dad and we have being doing 09:08 things and we go flying together, we go fishing 09:10 together, these kind of things going on 09:12 When you get a phone call that you don’t 09:13 expect this, oh, it was just heart attack 09:15 wasn’t it, and so in the same way, 09:17 in the similar way when we look at the study 09:19 on Antichrist, when all of a sudden if you 09:22 don’t understand what the Bible is teaching 09:23 on any subject, and then you are not here 09:26 with the face of the truth, but if you are hit 09:27 with it in reality, life is like been played out 09:30 and your soul taken back in surprise, 09:31 it’s harder to expect, isn’t it? 09:33 The love of God is revealed here in revealing 09:35 the Antichrist, not only does one has to be 09:38 deceived, but he doesn’t want you to be hurt 09:42 and perplexed and maybe give up in despair, 09:46 because things are happening you didn’t 09:47 expect, are you following that? 09:50 Was that analogy okay? You know the story 09:52 parallel pretty good, does it make sense in 09:54 your mind? Alright, well let us go on as 09:56 we are going to open up the study here, 09:57 but before we do, we’re gonna have a word 09:59 of pray, you know, the Bible says spiritual 10:01 things are spiritually discerned,

10:03 and so for us to understand, 10:05 what God is telling us here to the study it’s 10:08 very important, that our minds are clear, 10:10 our hearts are right with God, so let us 10:11 spend some time now, and pray and 10:13 asking God to guide us to the study 10:16 Father in heaven, you have given us another 10:19 day of life, here at Life, and I want to thank 10:22 you for it I want to thank you for this time, 10:25 we get to spend each day in studying your word 10:28 And Lord today as we study the first part of 10:30 this Antichrist studying part two, 10:35 the first part of part two Lord as we study 10:36 this, I pray that you will give us understanding, 10:39 you’ll give each one of us clear minds, 10:40 you help us to be awake and alert, 10:43 and I pray for those who are listening, 10:45 watching or listening either on internet, 10:47 on television, on DVD, that even right now 10:50 you’ll be touching their hearts Lord 10:52 You come especially close to them with your 10:53 spirit and then our minds will be opened to 10:55 what the spirit is teaching us, 10:57 we ask this in Jesus name, amen 11:00 Okay the Antichrist part two, part one, 11:04 we are gonna split part two up in two parts, 11:06 you understand that right? And we’re gonna 11:08 get right into it, first of all we’re gonna look at 11:10 all the texts that are listed in the study, 11:12 We are going to put them on the screen, 11:14 so you can write them down, there’s 11:15 thirteen of them, actually there is a few 11:17 more than that, if you notice here that you 11:18 see I got written out them in parenthesis 11:20 here Mark chapter 2, seven John 10 and 11:22 there’s a couple of other places, where we 11:23 will have a couple of extra texts put in there, 11:27 and actually for those here and maybe for 11:29 people at home, some of the text I gave out 11:32 might not be in the notes that you can 11:34 download on the internet or you actually have 11:36 right now, so you may have to get that 11:37 pencil out, I know it’s very difficult with me, 11:39 I will do it with my left hand and you may have 11:41 to take if you want to get all the text 11:42 You may have to take actually write them 11:43 down yourself Now for the people at home 11:46 I don’t know by the time this actually gets 11:48 out there and we put the studies on the 11:49 Internet and we may have those extra text 11:51 on it, but in case we don’t have your pencil 11:53 ready, We’ve got all these people with here 11:54 with pens and pencils in their hands, 11:55 and computers in front of them and nobody 11:58 has to take notes, because we’ve given 11:59 everything or spoon fed aren’t we? 12:02 So you may have to take some notes today, 12:03 but any way Antichrist part two, part one and 12:06 the text we are going to is going to be 12:08 diveded up actually in different parts, 12:09 if you look on the screen, it’s divided up, 12:11 the first four texts that we look at are going 12:14 to be the names of the Antichrist 12:15 It’s very interesting people you hear like 12:17 movies are being made about the Antichrist 12:19 and all these people talking about the 12:20 Antichrist and the name that actually term 12:22 Antichrist is barely almost never used 12:24 in the Bible, it’s only in there like, it’s in there 12:26 four times in all the Bible, four times in the 12:29 singular form one time in the plural form, 12:31 so you have five times the term Antichrist or 12:34 Antichrists are in the Bible, and they are all 12:36 found in the little books of 1st and 2nd John, 12:39 you don’t find it any where else in the Bible 12:40 that’s actually termed Antichrist but He has 12:42 different names, different names that he 12:44 is called by in the Bible referring to the same 12:47 character, we’re gonna be looking at those 12:48 as well And then after getting looking at that, 12:51 we’re gonna particularly focus in on 12:55 events in this earth’s history leading up to 12:57 the Antichrist getting here, like you know 12:59 He doesn’t, He has not always been on this 13:01 earth, you know, you are following what I’m 13:02 saying that, that the power of the Antichrist, 13:03 power of the, I can’t use all the names, 13:06 or there is little horn in Daniel 8, 13:08 Daniels 7 we are going to be looking at that 13:10 as we go through the study today, 13:11 but these terms that we use all the events 13:14 through this earth’s history leading up to the 13:16 Antichrist coming on the scene, are you 13:18 following what we are talking about? 13:19 So the second part here starting in Daniel 13:21 chapter 7, 1 to 3 and all the way down to 13:23 the Daniel 7:7 is the list through history of 13:26 the Antichrist, the things that have happened 13:29 prior to the Antichrist coming to power, 13:31 and we will be looking at that, and we kind 13:32 of finish off there, well we won’t finfish off 13:35 there today, because what we’re gonna get 13:36 into after that is the identity of the Antichrist 13:39 We are not actually going to identify Him 13:43 I say what, you know, what we are going to 13:44 do is give the characteristics that what 13:46 the God has to identify the Antichrist with that’s 13:49 gonna be in the last part of the identity of the 13:51 Antichrist Then we’re gonna, we’re gonna, 13:53 actually go through there and give all that 13:54 ten identifying characteristics you find 13:56 in Daniel chapter 7 that identifies this, this 13:59 character right And then we’re gonna say, 14:02 who in the world, what power, what force on 14:05 this earth, this planet, the Antichrist has to 14:06 be on this planet right? What power through 14:10 history identifies with this if it’s all ten of 14:14 the characteristics, so that’s how we go to 14:15 the study, does it make sense? It has like 14:17 three parts you know the names of the 14:19 Antichrist, prior to Antichrist, and then 14:21 identifying the Antichrist, so after we 14:23 give this list of all the ten characteristics, 14:26 tomorrow or on the next study we do we’re 14:29 gonna actually plug these ten characteristics 14:31 in and see if it fits the Antichrist who revealed 14:37 this, so the suspense is killing you isn’t it? 14:40 Yeah, me too Alright now let’s go on now 14:43 to start the study off, we are gonna go to 14:45 1 John chapter 2, 1 John chapter 2, 14:48 verse 18-22 and we’re gonna look at first 14:50 name of the Antichrist and you know what 14:51 name is? Antichrist, Anita has that one, 14:57 so go out of head, 1 John chapter 2 and 15:00 you gonna read verse 18-22 and give

just 15:02 a moment everybody to get there, 15:03 even me, 1 John chapter 2, it’s the book if 15:09 you go to Revelation, you know, you back 15:10 up and you got, you got Jude and 3 John, 15:12 2 John and 1 John, so if you are at home and 15:14 can’t find a way around in the Bible too, 15:16 well you can start Revelation and just back 15:17 up from there, everybody can find 15:19 Revelation, it’s the last book of the Bible, 15:21 and so we are going to John, 15:22 1 John rather, 1 John chapter 1:18-22 and 15:25 Anita is going to read that for us 15:28 Little children, it’s the last time and as if 15:31 you have heard that any Christ shall come 15:33 even now are there many any Christs 15:36 whereby we know that it is the last time, 15:40 they went out from us but they were not 15:43 of us, for if they had been of us, they have no 15:45 doubt have continued with us, but they went 15:48 out, that they might be made manifest that 15:51 they were not all of us, but He have an 15:54 unction from the holy one and He know all 15:57 things, I have not written unto you because 16:00 He know not the truth, but because He know 16:03 it and that no lie is of the truth 16:06 Who is the liar that He did deny it that Jesus 16:10 is the Christ He is an Antichrist that 16:13 deny it the Father and the son 16:15 Very good Anita as you, as you are reading 16:17 through, did you notice, did you notice how 16:18 she was looking up, actually she was looking 16:20 around to the people at home as well letting 16:21 them know that they were the part of the 16:23 study that we are having here right? 16:25 But they are looking up and keeping eye 16:26 contact with the people, it keeps people engaged 16:28 right? Like everybody here in the class, 16:31 if they decided they want to go to sleep, 16:32 I’ll be looking at you and you know that I’m 16:34 going to be looking at you, you know, 16:35 you can’t get away from this class, 16:36 right you sleep, I’m going to, I’m going to make 16:37 an eye contact with you, and I might even, 16:39 I might even call you up and put on TV, 16:42 so you want to be careful not to sleep in 16:43 class right? Anita as she was reading that 16:45 though the Antichrist, it says, this where you 16:47 find in the scriptures this is the first like 16:49 three times you find the term Antichrist right? 16:51 And it says little children for the last time 16:53 as you have heard that Antichrist shall come 16:55 In other word, what he is doing right now, 16:57 John writing here, it says, as you heard the 16:59 Antichrist shall come, in other word he is 17:01 still putting off in a future day, but he says 17:03 you know what it says, even now like the 17:05 spirit of the Antichrist is working, look what 17:08 he says even now there are many Antichrists 17:10 where by we know it’s the last time, 17:12 so it says, even though the Antichrist is 17:14 going to come, you have heard, 17:15 he shall come, even now that Spirit is working 17:19 and it’s very interesting, because when he 17:20 talks about these Antichrist Remember 17:22 most people when they think of Antichrist, 17:24 they think of some exterior thing violently 17:29 opposing God’s church and violently opposing 17:32 Jesus Christ and putting themselves and 17:34 saying, you know, I’m Jesus worship me 17:35 that’s what we think of isn’t it? But look out 17:38 this description is, he says even now there 17:39 are many Antichrists whereby we know its 17:41 last time, and then in verse 19 he says 17:42 something I think its very fascinating 17:45 They went out from us, who went out from 17:47 them? The Antichrist, so according to the 17:50 John when he is writing in his days speaking 17:52 of the spirit of Antichrist, you know in 17:54 generally he said this Antichrist out there 17:56 right now, but there is only one Antichrist, 17:57 do you understand the difference there 17:59 right? But what are these Antichrists, 18:01 these opposers to Christ, where do they 18:02 come from? Church They came from the 18:04 church, he says they came from us, 18:05 but you know what he says, they weren’t 18:07 really with us, because have they have been, 18:09 they would have stayed, that’s what he 18:11 says, for if they had been of us, they have 18:12 no doubt have continued with us, 18:14 but they went out, that maybe, maybe 18:17 manifest but they were not really or not all 18:19 of us, so you follow what’s going on here 18:21 with this, Paul, John here is making a 18:23 description of the Antichrist and he says, 18:25 it’s very similar, you know, you have heard 18:27 the Antichrist will come, now how do they 18:28 hear the Antichrist would come? 18:29 How do they hear that? Obliviously, John 18:31 speaking about something, he has preached 18:32 to them, right? How could they have heard 18:35 about him, when somebody had preached 18:36 to that to them right? He says he is gonna 18:37 come, but you know what he said, it’s a 18:39 kind of going on now, because these people, 18:42 these people had when they were there in the 18:43 church have now left the church, 18:46 they left us, they weren’t really of us 18:49 Have you ever noticed, most of the time when 18:53 someone apostasies, when someone, 18:55 someone like leaves the church, they don’t 18:57 go alone, you know, it’s like people aren’t 19:01 satisfied to be lost all by themselves, 19:02 they got to take all that came with them, 19:04 right? And I have noticed that, and it’s across 19:06 the board, you know, you know it may talk 19:09 about the nominations and it’s across the 19:10 board, any denominations like people 19:12 aren’t just satisfy to walk out and just be lost 19:15 by themselves, they try to take you with 19:17 them and John is warning the people in his 19:18 days and said you know what? This is the 19:20 way the Antichrist works He does, he is 19:23 not going to come as a violent opposer and 19:25 everybody is going to say, oh yes stay away 19:27 from that guy, he is a terror, you know 19:29 terrorism in Mathew 13 right, stay away from 19:31 him, he’s obviously a deceiver No, these 19:33 guys came in the church they were part 19:35 of them, but they use that and then they 19:37 left and took obviously people with them 19:39 Now John, basically speaking here this 19:42 Antichrist power, the Antichrist were in his 19:43 day they came within the church, when Paul, 19:47 and our next text we are gonna be turning to, 19:48 when Paul talks about the Antichrist in the 19:50 very last days he, he refers to the Antichrist 19:52 under different term, We’re gonna looking at 19:54 that on our next slide here, he refers to him 19:56 under different term and you look here it’s 19:58 in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 and verse 3, 20:00 and he refers to him as the man of sin

or the 20:02 son of perdition, and so someone, who’s 20:05 gonna read, Darlene, Darlene you have 2 20:08 Thessalonians chapter 2 and verse 3, 20:10 and go ahead and read that one and, and as 20:13 you read it as you read 2 Thessalonians 2-3, 20:15 emphasis those words, it says men of sin and 20:17 son of perdition, okay do that Let no one 20:21 deceive you by any means, for that day will 20:24 not come unless the falling away come first, 20:29 and the man of sin is revealed, the son of 20:32 perdition So Paul writing here now, 20:35 we looked first that John talks about the 20:37 Antichrist in his day, they came within the 20:38 church, Paul says here, and look what he says, 20:40 now you have covered this already, 20:41 I think in the, in the part of this in the Great 20:43 Controversy study or the, what was the other 20:47 study that the pastor Scott did that, 20:49 where you covered this whole thing about 20:50 the man of sin, the son of perdition, does 20:52 anybody remember what study that was? 20:55 The Great Controversy study okay, I was right 20:56 with that then alright, you notice here and 20:58 we are going to cover that again alright now, 20:59 but I might put a little different twist on it 21:00 but it says don’t be deceived by any means 21:03 about what, what’s he talking about hereby 21:04 being deceived by? The second coming of 21:06 Christ, if you look at the context just above 21:08 that he says, the second coming of Christ as 21:10 he says don’t be deceived about that for 21:12 that day the second coming of Christ will not 21:14 come except, there comes a falling away 21:16 first Now in order for something to fall away, 21:19 it must first be connected, right? You 21:21 can’t fall away from some one unless you are 21:22 connected, and actual word there used in 21:25 the Greeks like Apostasia Now someone 21:27 is going to write me a letter over that, 21:28 so that’s how you say that, that’s I say that 21:30 word, but that’s okay just write me the letter, 21:32 and you get the idea, it means, it means like 21:34 to be divorced from or it means, it means 21:37 to be just taken away, you know, you are 21:39 once connected, and then you are divorced 21:40 or your are once the member of the church, 21:42 you are no longer the member of the church 21:43 and in Paul speaking not just of a general like 21:45 one person leaving the church He said it’s 21:47 going to be big falling away In other words 21:49 it’s going to be a big apostasy is gonna take 21:52 place, so before Jesus comes, before the day 21:55 Lord comes this big apostasy is going to 21:57 take place and look what he says, 21:58 the son of man, or that the man of the sin 22:01 rather be revealed the son of perdition 22:02 He says there is going to be an apostasy and 22:05 as a result of that, the son of perdition is 22:08 going to be revealed, this man of sin who 22:11 we call the Antichrist right? So it’s 22:13 another name for Antichrist, we are looking 22:15 at here, another name of Antichrist, 22:16 first of all it’s a man of sin, son of perdition 22:19 or Antichrist, it’s all referring to the same 22:20 character, and where does this guy come 22:22 from? Within the church, now it’s very 22:24 interesting, one of the terms he uses here, 22:27 is the son of perdition Now there is one other 22:29 place in all the Bible, that you’ll find the term 22:31 son of perdition and you know who he is 22:32 referring to? Judas Iscariot, you got that 22:35 exactly right, Judas Iscariot is found in John 22:37 chapter 17 and verse 12, when Jesus says, 22:39 you know, I have kept all you gave me Lord, 22:41 speaking to his father, he is praying in John 17, 22:43 I have kept all that you have given to me 22:44 except one, the son of perdition, you know, 22:49 and he is referring to Judas Iscariot there, 22:50 you read all through the chapters obviously 22:51 he is referring to Judas Iscariot, 22:52 so it’s fascinating Let me ask you, 22:55 was Judas a violent opposer to Christ from 22:57 outside his realm outside his church? 23:00 No he was actually a sort of very much an 23:02 imposter; even the disciples themselves did 23:05 not realize that Judas would be betraying 23:07 Christ It was much later that they figured 23:09 out like after everything took place, 23:11 then they looked back and said oh, 23:12 he was the one who betrayed him, 23:14 that’s what exactly what Jesus said what 23:15 happened to him, he said he betrayed just 23:16 like that he said, but they didn’t get it at 23:18 that time, and so he was so good in his 23:20 deception, this Antichrist, this form of Antichrist 23:24 Judas Iscariot was so good in deception, 23:27 that the disciples the closest people of Jesus 23:29 in the church didn’t get it, you understand why 23:33 Jesus so much warns, that this last day 23:34 deceptions will be very strong Do you 23:36 understand a little bit more now, 23:37 I mean we think about that when we do the 23:38 study on Antichrist part one that we did 23:40 Can you understand why we spend so much 23:42 time emphasizing that for every truth God has, 23:44 the devil has the counterfeit, because all 23:46 through it’s been that way And Jesus does 23:49 not want His disciples to be deceived about 23:50 that, He actually told them, I’m going to be 23:52 betrayed, they didn’t have to be deceived 23:55 about that you know, even when Judas come, 23:56 Judas did he betray me with the kiss? 23:59 You know but they were not getting it because 24:02 it didn’t fit what they wanted to happen 24:04 And so as we find here Paul again says, 24:06 this man of sin, the Antichrist power son of 24:08 perdition is going to come from within the church 24:10 and it’s going to look just like the real thing 24:13 It’s going to be very deceptive, are you 24:16 following this? Is it making any sense, good? 24:18 Alright, now let’s go on now to the next 24:19 text and Shalita is going to be reading our 24:21 next text, and start in Revelation 13, 24:23 this is actually the third name of the Antichrist, 24:27 and it’s going to be, here we go the beast, 24:31 so the third the name of the Antichrist that 24:33 we were looking at here or the fourth name 24:34 because we have the Antichrist, the man 24:36 of sin, son of perdition and now we are 24:37 looking at Revelation chapter 13 verses 24:39 1-3 the beast and Shalita you gonna read 24:43 that for us And I stood up on the sand of 24:47 the sea and saw a beast arise up out of 24:49 the sea Okay, the sea beasts exactly, 24:51 go ahead, I’m sorry Having seven heads 24:53 and ten horns and up on his horns ten crowns 24:57 and up on his heads the name of Blasphemy 25:00 And the beast which I saw was liken to a

25:03 leopard and his feet were as the feet 25:05 of a bear And his mouth as a mouth of a 25:09 lion and the dragon gave him his power 25:12 and his seat and great authority, and I saw 25:15 one of his heads as if it were wounded unto 25:17 death and his deadly wound was healed 25:21 and all the world wondered after the beast 25:23 So we have this another term we have for 25:25 the Antichrist and we gonna have a study 25:27 later on that reveals, I mean it talks about 25:29 the Revelation 13 there in more detail 25:31 obviously we will cover that later, 25:32 but this is another description of the 25:34 Antichrist and we are going to be referring 25:35 some time in the study today, we have 25:37 already referred back to Revelation 13 at 25:38 some point there from Daniel chapter 7, 25:40 but it’s interesting there that this Antichrist 25:42 power that we are talking about here its 25:44 given in symbolism here and it’s called the 25:47 sea beast Right, so you find, you find that 25:50 the Antichrist is both Antichrist, 25:52 the man of sin, the son of perdition and also 25:54 the sea beast, but you know he has another 25:56 name, there is another name for this Antichrist 25:58 power and this is the one we’re going to be 25:59 studying particularly it is found in Daniel 26:01 chapter 7 If you open your Bibles in Daniel 26:04 chapter 7, I put the slide up the screen now 26:05 for his last name of the Antichrist, 26:07 Daniel chapter 7 in verse 8 he’s called, 26:10 somebody read and then we will reveal the 26:11 name that’s probably already on the screen 26:13 anyway for those people at home but it’s the 26:14 Little Horn, The Little Horn power in Daniel 26:17 chapter 7, and by the way if you can’t find 26:19 Daniel chapter 7 get like right in the middle 26:22 of your Bible, if you get to Ezekiel, the next 26:24 book if you find the little prophet like Hosea, 26:27 Amos, Obadiah, those books there back up 26:30 just a little bit to the left in you Bible and 26:32 you will find, you get to the Psalms, 26:34 Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song Of Solomon, 26:36 Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, 26:38 then you get to book of Daniel, so if you are 26:39 some where in the Bible and you found one 26:40 of those books and you are looking for the 26:42 book of Daniel, I’m just trying to give you time 26:43 to find it We are going to Daniel chapter 7 26:46 and we’re going to be part there pretty 26:47 much the rest of the study, very well that 26:51 we will be outside the book Daniel here as we 26:53 reveal this Antichrist power, and so we’re 26:56 gonna have Daniel chapter 7 and verse 8 26:58 read by Bill right now, Bill is going to read 27:00 Daniel chapter 7 and verse 8 27:01 back there, go ahead Bill 27:03 I was considering the horns, and there was 27:05 another horn, a little one, coming up among 27:08 them, before whom three of the first horns 27:11 were plucked out by the roots And there, 27:15 in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a 27:17 man, and a mouth speaking pompous words 27:20 As he has read that right now just now Bill 27:22 thank you so much, you read that Daniel 27:23 Chapter 7 verse 8, he said that he considered 27:25 the horns and then his horns came up and 27:27 his little horn came up later Now what we’re 27:29 gonna show from Bible as the Bible 27:31 describes for us we’re gonna show in this study, 27:33 in this Bible study, that this little horn is what 27:36 the Bible refers to is Antichrist, the man 27:38 of sin, the son of perdition and the beast, 27:40 the first beast of Revelation chapter 13 27:42 Then we’re gonna show that from the 27:43 Bible through the study that’s the idea 27:45 through what we’re gonna be doing from here on 27:46 now Now before the Antichrist come 27:49 remember we have this divided up at the 27:51 beginning of the study, we show that it was 27:52 divided up and the first thing was going 27:54 to cover was what? The names of the 27:55 Antichrist remember that and we covered 27:57 that has that been pretty clear the names 27:59 Now we’re gonna cover the next part is 28:00 what’s happening prior to the Antichrist 28:02 coming upon the scene In other words it’s 28:05 going to give us time in history little bit to 28:06 whom we would be looking for this Antichrist 28:08 power to rise up Now I think this is powerful 28:10 we get to study this more when we get to 28:12 that study on the judgment part two of the 28:15 judgment and I looked at the scheduled and 28:16 I have the privilege of doing that study so 28:18 I don’t want to steal my thunder too much 28:19 right now, but it’s very interesting in Daniel 28:21 chapter 7, I’m gonna go and hit this a little 28:23 bit, because people have short term memory loss, 28:25 you know don’t forget about it by the time 28:26 we go over again, but its interesting because in 28:28 Daniel chapter 7 it gives, it gives these 28:30 world power, it goes just like Daniel 2, 28:32 there is Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome and 28:35 then has the, Romans are divided, then this 28:37 little horn power comes to power and the 28:39 next thing it talks about in Daniel 7 is 28:40 judgment scene and then the second coming 28:43 of Christ So, it kind of give you an outline a 28:46 time outline of Jesus kind of coming after 28:49 the Antichrist through the study So, once 28:51 again it proves that what we’ll be able to 28:53 prove through the study is what the same 28:55 thing that we find in the New Testament that 28:56 in the New Testament and the Old Testament 28:58 agree The New Testament and the Old 29:01 Testament agree that what the order events 29:04 has the Antichrist coming before Jesus 29:06 Christ comes Now I remember we talked about 29:09 that there is a deception in the last days right? 29:10 The Bible talks about every truth that God 29:12 has, the devil has the counterfeit, 29:14 well you know what the counterfeit is today 29:16 The counterfeit today is believed by much of 29:18 Christianity that first Jesus comes and then 29:21 the Antichrist power comes in, comes in to 29:24 play, but you have this timeline to look at 29:26 Daniel 7, again Daniel 8 and Daniel 9 and then 29:30 you find that in the New Testament and Paul 29:32 there in 2nd Thessalonians, they 29:34 all said, no, no, no, first the Antichrist is gonna 29:37 be revealed and then Jesus will come, 29:39 not the other way around, but just because 29:42 of the multitude of the Christians, multitude 29:43 of people believe it to be the other way is 29:45 that make it true? If I read my Bible correctly 29:47 Jesus said that there is broad road that many 29:49 people are going to be following is going to 29:51 lead to destruction and at a very narrow 29:52 road that if you are going to be on it’s going 29:54 to eternal life, so are we safe to follow the 29:56 multitudes, no Moses says, Moses says back 30:00 in I think its in Deuteronomy where he

30:01 says don’t follow multitude and do evil and 30:04 evil is any time is out side the word of God, 30:06 you know, then we know that the sin is 30:08 defined by the transgression law, but has 30:09 the another definition too, you know what it 30:10 is? To know to do good and do not do to 30:13 that a sin and that’s found in James chapter 30:15 4 verse 17 Okay, now we’re gonna start looking 30:18 now at the characteristic, the things 30:21 that are going to be taking place on this 30:22 earth prior to the Antichrist coming on the 30:24 scene In the next text we’re gonna be reading, 30:27 it’s found in Daniel chapter 7 and we’re gonna 30:28 read verse 1-3, Daniel 7:1-3 Now I wanna 30:31 pause here for a second and look at the 30:33 slide, for those people who are marking their 30:35 Bibles here and at home, I know that some 30:37 people just kind of tune in certain times and 30:39 they haven’t seen prior to this, but when 30:41 you’re at Daniel chapter 7 verse 1-3, 30:44 from there you are right 5AC to because we 30:46 are on the fifth text on that Antichrist part 30:49 2 study and then you see this line here your 30:52 right that have 5AC to have a circle then 30:54 a line coming out from it, on the top of the 30:56 line Daniel chapter 7 and verse 8 that’s the 30:59 text that what? You came from it, it just 31:01 right there above it doesn’t it? Right, and in 31:03 Daniel chapter seven verse 4 is the text going 31:04 to next, but now this study is gonna be 31:06 marked it’s a little different in your Bible, 31:08 okay then the rest of them and this is why, 31:11 because we go from Daniel 7:1-3, 31:13 to Daniel 7:4, then Daniel 7:5, Daniel 7:6, 31:16 Daniel 7:7, Daniel 7:8 Now you don’t have to 31:19 go each one of those right ok this is Daniel 31:21 7:5 6 7 8, the easy way of doing this since 31:23 you know you just gonna be going through, 31:25 is like straight through, you can mark 31:27 like that it if you want no problem, 31:29 but you are gonna run out of space maybe 31:30 unless your Bible is big enough and you write 31:31 small enough, but what I do is I take color 31:33 pencils, and what we are learning here is 31:36 just learning how to give a study and give 31:38 an intelligence study of the truth of God’s 31:39 word, take color pencils and I like take that 31:42 and on verse 4 I’ll color with one pencil and 31:44 then verse 5 I’ll color with a different pencil, 31:46 and it just tells me I’m going through there, 31:48 okay I’m just reading this one verse, 31:50 then this one verse and eventually after just 31:52 a few times you have given a study, 31:53 you know, you don’t do that anyway 31:54 Are you following that? Is there any problem 31:56 with this? Since you are going from text to 31:58 another and then straight in a row there is 31:59 no sense in marking your five, six, seven, 32:01 eight, but if you want to by all means do it, 32:05 it just takes a little more space and so since 32:07 we are going straight through this study and 32:08 it’s identity, we’re just gonna read the text, 32:10 pause, give a description and read the next 32:12 text, alright Everybody okay with doing at that 32:17 way? Yeah so some of the studies are 32:18 marked just a little bit different, and this is 32:19 one of them, so let’s go to it now 32:21 Daniel chapter 7 verse 1-3, 32:23 Jessica, go ahead sister 32:25 Earlier during the first year of king 32:28 Belshazzar’s Reign in Babylon, 32:30 Daniel had a dream and saw visions as 32:33 he lay in his bed He wrote the dream down 32:36 and this is what he saw and made vision 32:39 that night I Daniel saw great storm turning 32:43 the surface of a great sea with strong winds 32:47 blowing with every direction then for a 32:51 huge beast came up out of the water 32:53 each different from the others 32:56 Alright so what we are finding here is Daniel 32:58 is having what, it’s some kind of a dream, 33:00 right? You read that and he says he is having 33:03 a dream Now when you have a dream, 33:05 even today Jessica when some one has a 33:07 dream, you ever had somebody come to you 33:09 and said you know I have this dream, 33:11 but I was like falling out of an airplane and 33:13 this helicopter came underneath me and 33:14 caught me and then I fell off the helicopter 33:17 I fell on this way and some thing like that, 33:18 you right, are you following what I’m saying 33:20 right before I hit the ground I woke up, 33:21 what do you think that means? Have anybody 33:23 do that to you? Like what do you think that 33:24 dream means? Well I think you ate too much 33:26 pizza, you know, you shouldn’t eat so like 33:29 before you go to bed so that’s what I think 33:30 the dream means, but you know it wasn’t 33:32 always, it hasn’t always the case of many 33:33 people even today dreams mean something 33:36 and so but now in Daniel case here his dream 33:38 actually did mean something because it was 33:40 from God God was giving him this dream with his 33:42 vision and it did mean something now 33:45 whenever you ask what do you think dream 33:46 means you know, what you actually saying, 33:48 what do you think these symbols are in this 33:50 dream? Most people with that, you don’t even 33:52 have much Bible scholarly work and studying 33:54 to realize when it’s a dream in the Bible or a 33:56 vision, then it’s symbolically, it speaking 33:58 of symbols, okay And so we know that this 34:01 is going to be symbols then we find out that 34:03 it is actually just as we go through the study 34:04 because when he starts describing the 34:06 things happening in the dreams, he tells what 34:08 the symbols mean, but now the first part 34:10 the first three verses, he doesn’t actually give 34:12 the description of what those symbols mean? 34:14 So we’re gonna have to like get our fingers just 34:16 a little bit dirty and find out from Bible what 34:19 these symbols mean, this first few symbols and 34:21 then the rest of them like the beasts, 34:22 the horns and those kind of things we found 34:24 out what those symbols mean right from the 34:25 Bible, so if the beast is the symbol, and the 34:28 horns are the symbol and Daniel tells us 34:30 what they mean, but the wind, what about 34:33 the wind and the waters and those kind of 34:35 things, how do we know what those things 34:37 represents if Daniel doesn’t tell us 34:38 You know what you can do? You can 34:40 look other places in the Bible when the similar 34:42 things are taking place to understand it 34:44 Now here’s one of those times you may wanna 34:45 get your pencil out and be ready because as 34:48 we go to our next slide here on the screen, 34:50 I wanna just give you the definition of wind, 34:51 according to Bible prophecy, wind, when 34:55 you think of wind and symbolically speaking, 34:57 it represents strife or war, and you find it, 35:00 the text reference there showing there in

35:01 Jeremiah chapter 49 verses 36 and 37, 35:04 and we will go there in just a moment, 35:05 but I wanna give you a few more verses to 35:07 help do that as well and it’s not going to be 35:09 on screen, you should write it down if you want 35:10 them and I tell you what I do, in this study 35:13 when I’m giving this, most of the time as 35:16 you are writing there I’ll just tell you this, 35:17 most of the time when I’m giving the study 35:18 to someone in a Bible study setting and I 35:20 said hey you know what according to Jeremiah, 35:22 chapter 49 verse 36 and 37, wind represents 35:26 strife and commotion when you speaking 35:28 symbolically, they say oh, really okay, 35:30 if they are like that, I don’t have to go and 35:32 prove that, but in case they want to turn 35:34 there we can go and prove that it, okay 35:35 You don’t have to prove every single thing 35:38 as long as you can prove every single thing 35:40 Are you following that? And so, and so what 35:43 I do here in my Bible instead of saying okay, 35:45 after I read Daniel 7:1-3, about the wind 35:48 then my next text is Jeremiah 49:36-37 35:51 I don’t do that way, what I do is, is in the 35:53 very top part of my margin of my Bible, 35:55 very top up here, you see written little small 35:57 there, I just wrote a little winds equals, 35:59 and then I didn’t write wind equals strife 36:01 commotion war, I just wrote winds equals 36:03 Jeremiah 49:36-37, Jeremiah, and I then 36:07 I didn’t write Jeremiah again, I just wrote 36:12 that again chapter 25 verse 31 to 33, 36:13 so Jeremiah chapter 25 verse 31-33, 36:15 you find the same thing that the war 36:17 represents strife commotion and winds 36:19 rather winds represents war strife and 36:21 commotion, and then here chapter 4 verse 11-33 36:26 still on the same book of Jeremiah, so Jeremiah 36:29 chapter 49, 36 and 37, Jeremiah chapter 25, 36:33 31-33 and Jeremiah chapter 4, 11-13, 36:39 everybody get those Okay, and for those of you 36:42 are at home, we will probably have those 36:44 also it will be on the study guides by the time 36:46 we upload on the internet, so you will be 36:47 able to get there and just download should 36:49 it ought be there, but if it’s not there well 36:50 you got it now just go and get your pens 36:52 and write it down, so Jeremiah 49, 36-37 36:56 Jeremiah 25: 31-33 and then 4:11-13 and there is 36:59 one more, it’s found in the book of Zechariah, 37:01 there’s no book Zechariah, yeah, 37:03 it’s in the Bible Zechariah, Zechariah 37:05 actually Zechariah chapter 7 verse14, 37:11 Zechariah chapter 7 verse 14, any of those 37:13 texts you can kind of use as, as an idea to 37:15 get the idea that when you see winds and strife, 37:17 winds in the Bible is talking about strife 37:19 commotion and war, okay so we’re gonna start 37:21 plugging in these Bible symbols as we go, 37:23 and so Daniel chapter 7, verse 1-3, 37:26 we read that Daniel sees these winds blowing 37:29 up on the great sea, but what these winds 37:31 represent? well, let’s look in the Jeremiah, 37:34 really quick, Jeremiah chapter 49, 37:35 it’s to the left in your Bible, you are in Daniel, 37:37 keep your place mark there in Daniel, 37:39 that way you’re gonna be there whenever you 37:40 get back, right? And you are going go back 37:42 to Jeremiah and we gonna look at the 49 37:44 chapter Isaiah, Jeremiah, chapter 49 and 37:50 we’re gonna give example something going 37:52 on there and the prophet is speaking, 37:53 the prophet Jeremiah and he starts talking about 37:55 winds representing you know like strife, 37:58 commotion war conquering actually what it is 38:01 Got to get there myself, Jeremiah, the 49 38:06 chapter starting in verse 36, he is speaking, 38:08 the prophet here Jeremiah is speaking, 38:10 he says up on Ileum will I bring the four 38:12 winds of the four quarters of heaven, 38:14 so up on Ileum I’m going to bring the four 38:16 winds and the four quarters of the heaven, 38:18 so these winds are going to be coming from 38:19 all directions, are you following this? 38:22 And will scatter them towards all those winds, 38:24 in other words in heaven that will be scattered 38:26 towards all those winds There shall be no 38:28 nation whether the out cast of Ileum, 38:31 shall not come, so the winds are gonna cause 38:34 the everything the whole nation is going to 38:35 be scattered are you following the mindset 38:36 there, now you think that would actually do 38:38 with tornado, no let us find out, he tells us 38:41 exactly what he’s going to do with, 38:43 for our cause Ileum to be dismay before their 38:45 enemies, and before them shall, and before 38:48 them that seek their life and I’ll bring evil 38:51 upon them Even my fierce anger said Lord, 38:55 I will sin the sword or a war or a battling, 38:57 I’ll sin the sword after them till I have consumed 39:00 them, so are you following which is one 39:02 example there Jeremiah says I’m going to bring 39:04 these winds upon the people, they are going 39:06 to be scattered everywhere, but he is not 39:08 talking about the hurricanes, it’s going, it’s 39:09 turning in the Atlantic right now as a matter 39:11 of fact its way toward ford have you seen 39:12 that, yeah, we may have to call classes short 39:14 for a minute, but they, they say yeah there 39:16 is a hurricane out there and is turning up 39:17 this way, it started last night He is not talking 39:20 about hurricane coming and scattered them, 39:21 right? He is talking about an actual war, 39:24 he is gonna use, he use a symbolism of the 39:26 winds coming and scattering them, are you 39:28 following this? So wind, strife, commotion, 39:30 war that’s one example, now you get them 39:32 more, you can get them other texts and keep 39:33 studying them deeper but that’s just one 39:35 example And so from there also after we look 39:38 at the wind, we look at the next slide that 39:39 will be on our screen, you also have the waters, 39:42 he says, and the water represents populated 39:44 area because when you read in Daniel chapter 39:46 7, where she just read for us, Daniel chapter 7 39:48 verse 3 says, great beast coming up out of 39:50 the sea, now what’s the sea? It’s a water, 39:54 representing what does water represent? 39:56 Very interesting, if you go to the Book of 39:59 Revelation chapter 17 and verse 15, 40:01 Revelation chapter 17 verse 15, we can

actually 40:04 find, water is that waters represent speaking 40:09 biblically in a Bible prophecy and symbolism, 40:11 you know Revelation 17 is speaking symbolically, 40:14 you know for sure right? Revelation chapter 17 40:17 and verse 15, it says this, and he said on to me 40:20 the waters which you saw were the horse sits 40:23 are the people’s and multitudes and nations 40:26 and tongues, so what are the water 40:28 representing in Revelation 17? People, 40:31 multitudes, nations and tongues, right, 40:33 so what he suppose the water represents 40:34 when Daniel sees these winds blowing upon 40:36 the waters, highly populated area, multitudes 40:39 of people, nations and tongues, now, now that 40:41 you kind a picture of what the vision is 40:43 representing right, you are getting an 40:44 understanding of this? So what Daniel sees 40:46 he sees this water out there and he sees, 40:48 he sees the wind blowing and frolicking around, 40:51 and the water being turned up and you know 40:52 what pops up out of that water? 40:54 Strange can you imagine having a dream like this? 40:56 I’ll, I’ll not be able to go back to sleep for 40:57 a week The next slide we look at here on the 40:59 screen it says the beast are equal to kings or 41:02 kingdoms and you find that Daniel actually 41:05 himself gives you the answer to those Bible 41:07 symbols himself, and you find that in Daniel 41:09 chapter 7 verse 17, 23, how do we know 41:11 that the winds are symbolic? How do we know 41:14 that the water is symbolic? Because the rest 41:16 of it is symbolic look at the Daniel chapter 7 41:17 and verse 17, these great beasts, oh, who is 41:21 reading that one by the way, am I still reading 41:22 that one, yeah that’s me, these great beasts 41:25 which are four are four kings which shall rise 41:28 out of here, so who are the great beasts? 41:30 Kings which rise out of earth, or, or if you go 41:33 on to the next verse, verse twenty three, 41:34 the next one we have here, it says, thus he 41:36 said, the fourth beast shall be the fourth 41:39 kingdom, which shall be come up on the earth, 41:42 so now when he ask you, if the fourth beast 41:44 is the fourth kingdom, what you suppose the 41:46 third beast is? Oh, very good how about the 41:49 second beast? The second kingdom exactly 41:51 right, so if we can like by this like simple 41:54 reasoning realize Daniel said that the fourth 41:56 beast is the fourth kingdom, the second beast 41:58 must be the second kingdom, the third beast 42:00 must be the third, the first must be the 42:01 first kingdom, right? Isn’t it interesting because 42:04 we have studied Daniel chapter 2 haven’t we? 42:06 Everybody been through Daniel chapter two 42:07 right? And in Daniel chapter 2 how many 42:09 kingdoms rose up in Daniel 2 started with what 42:11 kingdom, Babylon and then it went to Medo 42:15 and then to Greece and the legs of iron were 42:18 Rome and then what happened to Rome? 42:21 Divided, it was divided, actually we realize there 42:23 in that image, the Rome goes all the way down 42:25 in the feet, because the iron is still in the 42:26 feet, isn’t? And it’s actually so it’s Rome is 42:28 divided up underneath the feet, but then what 42:30 happens? The storm comes representing Jesus 42:34 and destroys that image, so we had how 42:36 many kingdoms in Daniel chapter, 42:38 Daniel chapter 2, four Babylon, Medo Persia, 42:40 Greece, Rome, its very interesting here, 42:42 how many beasts rise up here? Four Babylon, 42:45 Medo Persia, Greece and Rome, what God 42:46 does though, because he doesn’t want you 42:48 being deceived, he expounds on this again, 42:50 he gives the same thing once again but he 42:52 enlarges on so we can be sure that you 42:55 get it, you know people learn all different 42:57 ways don’t they? Me, if I can, if I can watch 42:59 it on television, because this is the way I 43:01 raise I guess, I can remember it, but if I 43:03 read it, oh, I got to read it again and again 43:04 and again, I just had a harder time 43:06 understanding it that way, so what God 43:08 does, and He knows how everybody learns 43:09 all different ways, and so what he wants to 43:11 do with us, as he takes us to the same time 43:14 line of events again, but He adds more detail, 43:16 so we can make sure that you are not 43:18 deceived by this Antichrist And so we are 43:21 going down to and look at those kingdoms now, 43:22 those kingdoms though, the four great 43:24 kingdoms that arise up, we know who they 43:25 are but let’s look at the description that God 43:27 gives us, and we’re gonna find the first part 43:29 of the description, Mike, Mike back there is 43:30 going to read that for us, and he is going 43:31 to read Daniel chapter 7 and verse 4, 43:33 it going to be on screen there, Daniel 7 43:35 verse 4 Now Mike is going to read it for us, 43:37 are you there and ready to go? 43:38 Yeah Alright, Daniel 7:4 43:41 The first was like a lion and had eagle’s wings, 43:44 I beheld till the wings there were plucked and 43:46 it was lifted up from the earth, and made 43:49 stand up on the feet as a man, 43:51 and a man’s heart was given to it 43:53 Alright so this symbolism here of this 43:57 first kingdom, now I already kind of given you, 43:59 given the punch line there you know, the first 44:01 kingdom we already stated represents Babylon 44:03 Now if you remember back in Daniel chapter 2, 44:05 God doesn’t tell us in Daniel chapter 2, 44:08 who the chest and arms of silver represent, 44:10 He doesn’t tells us in Daniel chapter two what 44:11 the, what the belly and thigh brass represents, 44:13 he doesn’t even tell us what the legs represent? 44:15 But he does tells what the head of the gold 44:17 represents, in Daniel 2 what he say it 44:19 represents, he says hey, go king you are 44:21 the head of the gold Babylon, Babylon 44:23 the head of the gold right? Here he doesn’t 44:25 actually tell us, what this wing in line 44:28 represents, but we know that it’s Babylon, 44:31 because again it’s parallel in the first 44:32 kingdom, but also the description that he gives 44:35 and the description he gives over the next 44:36 kingdoms tells us who that first one is? 44:39 In other words he gives the real clear 44:40 description actually of the second who is the 44:42 bear and then the third one there that’s the 44:44 leopard and tells us almost exactly who that 44:46 is, and so w can look at that and so who ruled 44:49 before the bear before Medo Persia, Babylon did, 44:51 are you following that, so God doesn’t want us 44:53 to us to be, to be mistaken and start 44:54 thinking, oh, bear must be Russia, right it’s 44:58 the Russian bear, and then, then it’s

next no, 45:01 God, God has a order, He’s gonna keep things 45:03 in order right? And so he gives us 45:05 the description, so don’t be deceived 45:06 Now here’s what fascinating, it says that 45:08 first one is like a lion and had eagles wings, 45:13 now I don’t have with me right now all my 45:15 slides but you gonna find this in National 45:16 Geographic, got a thing not too long ago, 45:18 it’s been some time back and I got the magazine, 45:20 and I scanned in the picture and it shows a 45:24 picture of the Ishtar Gate, you know where 45:26 Babylon is, does anyone know where Babylon is? 45:29 It’s in Iraq; it’s in that area, right? And he was 45:30 dong excavating step over there and have that 45:33 big Ishtar Gate put up there and the picture 45:35 of that Ishtar Gate is like a blue big rock, 45:38 stone gate and only the outside of the picture 45:41 symbolizing the kingdom of Babylon right there 45:43 in the day was a lion with eagle’s wings, 45:45 and so I got a picture of that they had 45:46 National Geographic, and I use them on my 45:48 slides and think sometime like that when I’m 45:49 preaching Evangelistic meetings You know I’ve 45:51 realized that most of you when you are given 45:52 a Bible study you don’t have the slides that 45:54 be able to give them, all the slides right? 45:57 So you have to build the few things of your 45:58 heads, so you can tell hey you know it’s 45:59 a National Geographic, I can show to you some 46:01 time that kind of a thing, so we know that 46:05 represents Babylon this lion with eagle’s wings, 46:07 it also interesting that it says that the wings 46:09 were plucked off, it was lifted up from the earth 46:11 that made to stand up on the feet like a man 46:13 and a man’s heart was given to him, 46:16 and you know many scholars and I believe this 46:18 too, and this fits perfectly the first king of 46:19 Babylon was, Nebuchadnezzar’s that’s 46:22 exactly right, and Nebuchadnezzar’s got real 46:25 proud and arrogant, and he was like a beast, 46:27 I mean there he was conquering everywhere, 46:28 but all the sudden you know what happened 46:29 to him, he actually turned into a beast, 46:32 Daniel chapter 4, he went out and ate the 46:33 grass in the field and everything like that for 46:35 how long? Seven years at the end of seven 46:37 years he’s converted, or you may say man’s 46:40 heart was given to him, he went through 46:42 conversion so does this one fit Babylon pretty 46:43 good? Absolutely, but now look at the next one 46:46 we’re gonna go to the next one here in 46:47 chapter 7 and verse 5, Daniel 7:5 46:50 Medo Persia, we’re gonna look at the Medo Persian 46:52 empire in Daniel chapter 7 and verse 5, 46:55 I want to tell you who that represents but 46:56 let’s us read it first and that gonna be read by Tom 47:00 And suddenly another beast a second like 47:03 a bear, he was raised up on one side and 47:07 had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth 47:11 and they said thus to it, rise devour much flesh 47:16 Interesting the second beast that comes up 47:18 according to, according to timeline we had 47:20 in Daniel 2 was a Medo Persian empire 47:23 Now this bear was raised up on one side, 47:26 it shows imbalance of power and you know 47:28 when you get the Daniel chapter 8, 47:30 Daniel chapter 8, let’s just look at it real 47:32 quick we can, we can jump over there, 47:33 can’t do that, do we have time? Yeah, 47:35 I think we have time, let’s then just jump 47:36 to Daniel chapter 8 just here let me show 47:37 you some thing, Daniel 8 and verse 3 it says 47:40 I lifted up my eyes and saw behold there 47:42 stood before the river a ram which had 47:44 two horns and one was higher than the other, 47:46 you know that the bear was raised up on 47:47 one side, so this ram one horn was higher 47:49 than the other, he’s actually given this 47:51 symbolism again and look what it says, 47:54 this ram that raised, that has one horn 47:56 higher than other, it says one was higher 47:59 than other and the other came up last and 48:00 then the ram pushed west ward, north ward 48:02 and south ward three directions, 48:03 it conquers in three directions, okay, 48:06 this bear you just read about, it’s raised up 48:08 on one side and it has three ribs in his mouth, 48:10 now if, if a rib is in some things mouth, 48:13 what’s automatically told you has happened? 48:16 Somebody has died right so you have this 48:17 ram and then in Daniel 8 he conquers in 48:19 three directions and has one horn higher 48:20 than other who is this ram? Daniel 8:20, 48:24 the ram which you saw having the two horns 48:26 are the kings of the Medes and the Persians, 48:28 so it doesn’t lead you a question like I wonder 48:30 who this is? It tells you exactly who it is, 48:32 you get it from the Bible, you find the answer 48:34 from the scriptures, is that clear? 48:35 And so think about this bear, raise upon on one 48:37 side, showing imbalance of power, which 48:39 was stronger the Medes or the Persians, 48:42 the Persians, I mean tell you how you never 48:43 forget that, if any body ever ask you any 48:45 time in history you know what these two 48:46 people said at to the loudest because they 48:48 go down to my church down little one they 48:49 know the memory I give for them, right? 48:52 And it is similar like this, the Persians they 48:55 were the stronger and how you know that 48:56 we have a Persian golf today don’t we? 48:58 We have a Mede in anything? No and so you 49:01 can remember, actually remember that don’t 49:02 remember that you never forget from now on 49:03 you never forget, and I said who was the 49:05 strongest, you say Persia, right? 49:07 Because you have a Persian golf that’s how 49:08 you remember, and so they were stronger, 49:10 they come up they were stronger but then 49:11 it says it had three ribs in its mouth, 49:14 it is interesting then when they conquered 49:16 to become that they had three major campaigns 49:18 then became the war ruling power the Nero 49:19 Persians did, you know what the these three 49:20 major campaigns were? Well, they went out 49:23 to the west and conquered Babylon and 49:25 then they went out to the north and 49:26 conquered Libya and they went to south and 49:29 they conquered Egypt, they conquered in three 49:31 directions, they conquered Babylon, Libya 49:32 and Egypt, those three major campaigns and 49:34 had three ribs in his mouth, you see what God’s 49:36 doing here? God doesn’t want you and I to 49:38 be deceived, I wonder what this presents, 49:40 He makes it very clear, He tells us exactly 49:43 what it represents and now let’s go the next 49:45 one here, we just finished up with that with 49:46 Medo Persia now we will be looking at the 49:48 next kingdom and that’s in verse 6, 49:50 the next kingdom that we’re gonna be looking 49:51 at is Greece, I’m way behind my slides here 49:57 with you guys but the guys in the truck is 49:59 putting the slides on the screen, they are 50:00 getting it right for me, alright here

we go, 50:03 we are in Greece Daniel chapter 7 and verse 6 50:06 we are gonna be looking at the next kingdom, 50:08 just like in Daniel 2, and now we are looking in 50:10 Daniel 7, the same order of events, 50:12 Tim I believe you have that one, 50:14 Daniel chapter 7 and verse 6 50:17 After this I beheld and lo, another, 50:19 like a leopard, which had a upon a back, 50:22 on the back four wings of a fowl, the beast 50:25 had also four heads; and dominion was given to it 50:28 Very interesting now so we know that through 50:31 history that the king that conquered Medo-Persia 50:33 was Greece, but now look what’s going on here, 50:36 I beheld and lo another one like a leopard now 50:38 when you think of a leopard, what do you think 50:39 of? Speed, super fast right? What do you think 50:42 of a leopard that has wings? Like I’m not 50:45 going outside, our little pet alligator we have 50:47 right here we have at the Life building is 50:48 the one thing, you know little four feet 50:49 alligator we have out there but I’m not afraid 50:51 to go outside with him but if he had wings 50:53 and it was eight feet long, I would be 50:55 hesitant wouldn’t you? Like so when you 50:57 think of this thing not only does it have two 50:58 wings but has four wings representing 51:01 extremely fast a leopard with four wings, 51:04 right, that’s very fast and very scary to 51:06 out side, doesn’t it? And so the next kingdom 51:09 that we know took over historically was Greece 51:12 Now who was the first king of Greece there, 51:14 the one that took over, Alexander the Great, 51:17 now it fascinating, I like reading about him 51:19 a little bit, he had a really good daddy, 51:21 I know his daddy was really good because 51:22 his name was Phillip and I know that any 51:24 by name Phillip must be pretty good guy and 51:27 so and he trained his son up in war and 51:28 battle, had a very good professor teaching how 51:31 to go fight wars and things like that and at 51:32 sixteen years old not a like myself, 51:34 Alexander the Great says, you know I want 51:35 to conquer the world, I felt, I felt but he 51:38 didn’t, by the time he was like thirty three 51:40 years old he was weeping because there 51:42 was no body left to kill, his generals said 51:44 that we don’t want to go any further, 51:45 but he said had enough, you know we have 51:47 killed enough and so he goes back and 51:49 historically we don’t know all the facts are 51:52 always they get the farther we get to this 51:54 side of history the more the distorted facts 51:55 become right? But the tradition or the 51:59 historical thing they put about him was after 52:01 he was just tore up because there is nobody 52:03 left to kill no body left to conquer at thirty 52:04 three years old, now I’m thirty seven now 52:07 and I haven’t still conquered the world but 52:09 I’m trying, trying but I don’t think that this 52:11 is going to happen in this life time but he did 52:13 it at thirty three and so he’s there and one of 52:16 things is that he drank himself to death, 52:19 you know he just started drinking, he had a 52:21 fever or alcoholic poison or something he 52:23 died at thirty three, now that is the very quick 52:26 time to be conquering the world, just start 52:28 at sixteen and done by thirty three that’s very 52:30 fast so you understand what the leopard 52:32 with the four wings is a representation of 52:35 the kingdom of Greece going quickly, but here 52:38 some thing is interesting, this things had 52:40 four heads, four heads, you know when 52:42 Alexander the Great was dying historically 52:44 they said he was laying down in his death bed 52:45 dying in his, and he had a little boy that wasn’t 52:47 old enough to start ruling yet and his wife is 52:50 there and says who do you want to rule in 52:51 your place, and they say you know his dying 52:53 words were they think his dying words were 52:55 the strongest and so can be four generals, 52:58 he said okay, I’m going to rule, no I’m going 53:00 to rule, I’m going, I’m stronger than you and 53:01 they started fighting and the kingdom actually 53:03 gets divided into, the four king, among the four 53:05 generals, just like the prophecy says, 53:07 you understand what God’s doing it, 53:09 He’s giving us detail so we won’t mistake 53:11 on who He’s talking about, are you following 53:14 that is every body on the same page with that? 53:16 Alright so now from there, we are gonna on 53:18 to the next one because after this one, 53:20 He doesn’t have the zoology name in order 53:23 to give this to next beast, this way he doesn’t 53:25 have the scriptures, he just say like this thing 53:27 or that thing, he just says, I can’t describe it 53:29 Daniel chapter 7 and verse 7, Vanessa is 53:32 going to read for us, and go ahead Vanessa 53:35 After this I saw the night visions and behold 53:38 the fourth beast dreadful and terrible and 53:42 strong exceedingly strong; and it had great 53:44 iron teeth; it devoured and break in pieces, 53:48 and stamped the residue with its feet of it 53:51 And it was different from all the beasts 53:53 that were before it; and it had ten horns 53:56 Oh I love the description there, I mean he 53:58 leaves us no room to doubt, okay who was 54:00 the next kingdom that rose up after Greece? 54:03 Rome Rome and you know that Rome in Daniel 54:05 chapter 2 was eventually then what? 54:07 Divided, now if you had two feet on your, 54:09 normal person with two feet right? 54:11 I know my kids were first born Kayla I messed 54:13 with my wife and I said Oh honey looks she 54:15 only has four toes on one foot, it’s like oh no, 54:17 no, no let me see and I’m not just kidding, right 54:19 she has five on each foot but no people with 54:21 normal feet are they have five toes on each and 54:23 that would mean they would have like the 54:25 symbols of ten divisions right? Well look here 54:27 what he says right here on next beast is the 54:28 non descript beast is one with iron teeth, 54:31 is like the other beast that Daniel to had the 54:33 legs were made out of iron this right this beast 54:35 has iron teeth and it also has ten horns 54:38 In other word it’s divided up in to ten horns, 54:42 and after these ten horns are divided, 54:44 we find here that exactly what happened to Rome 54:47 Now I know some people out here today even 54:48 right now on the internet and all kind of things 54:50 out there by the way, I have noticed on the 54:52 internet that when I look at like history, 54:55 looking through like reading about this in 54:56 history and things like that I will find 54:59 descriptions like in dates and things

like that 55:01 in old history books match perfectly with what 55:03 we are going here but if you go on to internet 55:05 and you are typing trying to find this thing and 55:07 it’s like nothing matches they have all kinds of 55:09 different dates and things like ah we refer to 55:11 this we refer to that and I think I’m discovering 55:13 something, the devil knows that through 55:16 these prophecy, it reveals his and what he’s 55:18 doing and who the Antichrist is and he’s 55:21 trying to deceive people, you know a lot of 55:23 time when you study the study right here, 55:24 you can go to the internet and find the 55:26 stuff they have out there because any body 55:27 can put anything on the internet, are you 55:28 aware of that? Did you know that not everything 55:30 on the internet was true? Is that new revelation 55:32 anybody? That anybody can put something and 55:34 you Google and find it and so what you are 55:37 doing when you try to research that stuff 55:38 then you say oh, you know Babylon ruled 55:40 from 605 to 539 and then Medo-Persia ruled 55:43 from 539 to 331 and then Greece was 331 to 168, 55:48 Rome lasted from 168 and it was finally divided 55:50 up in 476, okay, those were the days we go 55:54 through them again on the next study 55:55 because we’re gonna have this a little more time 55:57 here on this time and we then we pick it up 55:58 the next time and so we say those dating and 56:01 we say that then some body say oh really 56:03 and then go out and goggle it and you’ll find 56:04 all those dates and they just be year two off 56:06 here and year two off there and you know what 56:09 it does that right? Because it is really a year 56:11 or two off the exact time what prophecy says 56:13 God gives in the Bible will not be true will not 56:15 fit, so you have like basically what a person 56:18 who has nine characteristics which fits 56:19 Antichrist exactly but this day doesn’t fit 56:21 because I read on the internet but if you go 56:24 the old books, history books and things like 56:26 that you will find that people that was living 56:27 closer to the time agrees with what we are 56:29 talking about, so its very dangerous thing 56:32 just to try to get your self off the hook and say 56:33 well I don’t wanna believe this so I’m going 56:36 go and find something else on the internet 56:37 that makes my conscious still clear, you can’t 56:40 be doing that and so when we look here at 56:41 Rome being this last kingdom here and it’s 56:43 divided up into ten, the original ten, 56:45 and its not in ten any more, some people 56:47 looking at that say no, no, Rome weren’t in 56:49 ten kingdoms and specifically speaking of 56:51 the word western part of the Roman empire 56:52 and that kind of a thing that’s where the 56:53 Antichrist come from that part of the Roman 56:55 empire and so we finish up here with the last 56:58 part, with this fourth kingdom Rome being 57:00 divided up in to the ten When we come back 57:03 on the next study we gonna be looking what 57:06 these ten divisions and what these ten divisions 57:07 are and then we’re gonna find out that this 57:09 little horn comes up among those ten divisions 57:11 then we’re gonna identify who that little horn is 57:14 We’re gonna get the ten identifying 57:15 characteristics of the little horn and then we’re 57:17 gonna open up after that and go back and see 57:20 and we’re gonna plug in who the Antichrist is, 57:22 I’m just going to reveal, I’m just come right 57:23 out and say it, and then we’re gonna see if that 57:27 power fits all the description of the 57:29 Antichrist, does that make sense to every 57:31 body, pretty clear, okay, so the next time we 57:34 come back here just a little bit on the next 57:36 study we’re gonna be looking at the Antichrist 57:38 part two and we’re gonna find out who that’s 57:41 character is, so everybody be more than 57:44 welcome to come back for that