I do believe the antichrist is going to operate from ancient Babylon(Society against God), Iraq. Now that doesn't mean I believe
he grew up
there. We can ultimately only watch the prophecy be fullfilled. Let's see who takes over after Saddam.
The Jews are still waiting for the deliverer of Isaiah 61, who comes in vengeance to destroy their enemies. And that will be their downfall again,
because He will come, but not until after a person, who, at the appointed time, uses that knowledge to deceive a majority of them into thinking that
he is their earthly deliverer. That person will be the false deliverer / Antichrist. And the story confirmed by Jesus in Matthew 24 and brutally
spelled out in the Book of Revelations is the result. But, by then the Church is gone, so the prophecy in them are for those left here.
The scriptures reveal a lot about this person who turns out to be the false deliverer. In them we discover his origins, his motivation, his reign of
seven years and his actions during each of the first and second half of his reign.
He is called by many names. Man of Sin, Son of Perdition, The Wicked One, The Beast, The Little Horn, Gog, Antichrist, the prince that shall come and
The Peacemaker. But they're all the same person.
In his time he is really three things. First he is a person. later he's also a government, and finally he and his government are spirit ruled. We
know that he comes on the scene in peace. We know that his swiftness and cunning are as Alexander the great, that his territory is in the land of the
Old Medo-Persian domain, his capital is Baghdad, his goal is power, and he is ruled by a spirit during the last half of his reign. We know that the
spirit that rules him is the evil prince of Grecia, the same spirit that once ruled the Grecian Conqueror, Alexander.
We know that he rises to power from within a group of ten kings from the Eastern Leg of the Old Roman Empire. We know that he brings about a peace
agreement between the Jews, and the other kings, that permits the Jews to rebuild their temple and resume sacrificing. We know he uproots three of the
ten kings from whence he came. We know that after three and a half years he breaks his deal with all of them, and takes over.
The story takes us to a time in history when the world's attention is focused on the kingdoms of the Middle east, because the trouble brewing there,
is leading to some extremely bad news for the world. But, a peacemaker, one of the kings of the region, enters stage left, just in the nick of time,
provides the recipe for peace, and gets things peaceful and quieted down for a while. [three and one half years]
The worlds undivided attention is presently being directed towards those very kings, and that very territory, and for good reason.
It started with the rebirth of the free state of Israel, in 1948, and has become an escalating source as an 'attention getter' over the years, as it
evolved into its present status. It began to get serious notice in 1973, with the oil crisis, OPEC, and how the balance of money shifted towards the
mid-east. It reached the state of undivided, when Saddam decided to make a play for the oil, in a move that he anticipated would bring great power and
authority to himself, and the respect of his fellows.
His actions brought about the opposite. He gained no ones respect, and his military might was quelled. Well, at least for the time being. He is a
madman, who had the power to use chemical, biological and nuclear weapons against his enemies. He hates the Jews, and wants them out of there, and he
also knows what power the oil commands.
Rightly, the worlds leaders agree that, he, nor any of his pals, can be allowed to destroy that part of the world. The oil is too important. Their
fanatical contempt for the Jews, is the underlying cause that might incite one of them to destroy, not only the Jews, but potentially millions around
the world, and the OIL!
Saddam demonstrated the he had no regard for the oil, he set it ablaze! He had no regard for human life, he used chemicals on the Kurds! His pals,
Kadahfi of Libya, and Hassad of Syria are no better. They sponsor the terrorist groups that keep the area in turmoil, so they won't make peace. They
even have the audacity to threaten the United States with their terrorist acts in this country, trying to keep us out of their business. But, their
business is our business, so, along with the rest of the semi-sane world, we're in their faces.
The world tuned in CNN and watched with amazement, in living color, as a united coalition joined in a quick decisive war against Saddam, saved the oil
from near disaster, and reduced his potential immediate threat. Yet, the rumblings from those countries continues to grow louder each day.
What's really needed there right now, is a peaceful solution, so the world can have time to stabilize its' oil based economy, and secure it's
On today's stage, the scene that is called for in the story requiring the emergence of the 'little horn' character has arrived. And, there's a
player on stage, bewildering the cast, with his inspiringly motivated, 'little horn', performance.
He is of sufficient stature, has a focused motivation, [known only to him] and the necessary commodity to make it work. Presently negotiating a plan
for peace that must satisfy the greatest majority, so peace can be declared. Anyone dissatisfied enough, after that, to raise their weapons against
peace, would be dealt with for the common good, by the common military.
The on-stage player in this high steaks game of power fits the description of the 'little horn' character to a tee. First, his kingdom is
insignificant. It was a gift, has very few natural resources, very little money, and is on Palestinian land. However, his regal descendancy, his true
identity, is through the Hashemite Kingdom of the old Muslim Empire, the seventh Empire on the Babylonian Land of old; religious royalty, descendants
of the prophet Muhammad. A true gentleman, progressive leader, military strategist and survivor. He is alive mostly because of his powerful western
friends, his cunning, and his willingness to get along with everyone in the region, just to keep what he has.
Several attempts have been made on his life since 1952 when he ascended his throne, after the death of his grandfather. In 1958 his cousin, King Fisal
II of Iraq, and his family, were assassinated, in a military junta, sponsored by Egypt and Syria. Then they tried to over throw him, but the USA, the
Brits and his loyal locals, along with his own courage and military ability, saved the day. However, he has vowed to regain control of his Hashemite
land of Iraq that was lost at the time. King Hussein, the Hashemite King, and 42nd descendant of the Prophet Muhammad died in February of 1999 and was
replaced by his eldest son Abdullah bin Hussein. King Abdullah is the new Hashemite King.
His kingdom is a small, poor place under great pressure and threats from all around him. He must really despise Egypt and Syria for what they have
done to he, his family, and his kingdom, yet he does anything it takes to keep the peace with them. In August 1967, when the entire region was
plotting against the Jews, he attended the conference in Khartoum, out of which came the 'three no's" resolution [no peace with Israel, no
recognition of Israel, and no negotiations with Israel], while all the time secretly meeting with Israel for over fifteen years to keep better
relations with them. But, he never would make peace with them, for fear of reprisals from other Arab nations.
In the 1973 war, he refused to join Syria and Egypt in a surprise attack against Israel, but he sent a few tanks to the Golan Heights in support of
Syria. [he has to go the way the wind blows] He got sucked into the '67 war, and was massacred. He lost troops, and land, lots of his best land, the
west bank. He immediately started secretly meeting with Israel for cultivation rights. He was stuck with 200,000 Palestinian refugees, a problem that
he feared at the time could overtake him and cause him to loose his kingdom. He helped when Carter got Sadat and Begin together, when Israel made
peace with Egypt. He has always been a spokesman for peace in the region, because he needs it worse than anyone. He gets pushed around more than any
other nation in the Mideast.
When the PLO came into his country, he had to accommodate them, and got pushed around by Arafat, but all the while, still secretly meeting with
Israel. During the Gulf war, he sided with Iraq, because 40 percent of his money came from trade with Iraq. But, he was secretly a double agent for
his best friends, the USA. When Saddam found out about the double cross, he put a bounty on his head.
His main financial support comes from the USA, Britton, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Now, even he, has finally made an official peace with Israel. And, once again he has been asked, by the worlds leaders, and his Arab coalition, to act
as the peacemaker for the region. [That's been going on since 1980] In fact, he has been declared "The Peacemaker" in newspaper headlines. The
Saudi's, and the other Arabians are in, Egypt is there and he's on board. They have called him "an honorable man", one that can be trusted. [In
the story, he wins his kingdom by flattery. And, since he already owns one, kingdom, that is, it must be another that he is trying to win.]
Only Syria and Libya to go. [If it happened that Iraq got uprooted,which it looks that way, he would be in position to regain his Hashemite Kingdom.
That would make him much richer, and a lot more powerful in a big hurry. If Syria took offence to that move, he would be in a position to do a little
uprooting in that direction also, and then an even larger part of the old Hashemite Kingdom would be in his hands, and he'd be even richer.]
He would be much admired then, because he would be restored to his ancestral throne, had made peace for the Jews and their neighbors, restored order
to that part of the world and stabilized the oil, because now it is in the hands of the sane, rather than the insane, and no more threats. The
'little horn', who started out the underdog, shoved around, and dependent on everyone, is now looking pretty good.
In fact, a couple years of peace and stability would open the way for another Daniel prophecy to come to pass. He will come against the richest
provinces when they feel secure. If he regained the Iraqi [Hashemite] Kingdom, and he got control of the Saudi and Kuwaiti Oil, along with his own,
and, he had a few of those dirty little toys of Saddams hidden away, you'd wake up one morning, and this 'little horn' would be THE MAN! The center
of the money world would suddenly be Babylon!
If the worlds stage is playing out Daniels' story, then the scene on stage right now, would have to play out with that kind of scenario. The real
time, day to day scene in the middle east is presently playing out this exact scenario. The rise of such a person happens in the story, so it will
happen on the stage.
The Hashemite King is a brilliant man. Military strategist, a survivor who has the right motivation. The Hashemite land is properly his, and getting
it back while helping the world is righteous. He doesn't do the other stuff until he becomes Gog, ruled by the evil prince of Grecia. Until then, his
intentions are solidly founded. Look for him to do something of unequaled significance to bring about peace.
The players are on the stage of history, the drama is being played out, and the scenes that are unfolding are amazingly in line with the events
described centuries ago by Daniel.
Daniel was a captured Jew who rose to the highest position in the court of Babylon. He had credibility because he possessed the power of his god.
Because of him, King Nebuchadnezzar, declared to his nation, that Daniels' god was God. And now, Daniels' prophesy of the end times of his people
and his holy city [Jerusalem] is walking around on the stage of history.
Of the players on the stage, the Hashemite King is the player best positioned, and has been selected, by the rest of the cast, for the role of the
peacemaker. The new King, King Abdullah is pictured taking the oath of office adjacent to the portrait of his father King Hussein. His policies and
objectives remain true to King Hussein's.
He wants to be everybody's friend, even though secretly, he has to despise those that use him and his present kingdom as a pawn. Iraq and Syria are
his greatest enemies, because they sit on his rightful kingdom, which they stole from him. Now, he's wooing Syria to join he, Egypt and the Arabs, to
get in on the peace with Israel.
What will Syria do? Is Israel going to continue with the peace? Will the escalation of hostilities in Palestine result in a change of Israeli
government? Stay tuned.
That's it right up to January, 1997. [5757 for the Jews] Now you know the prophecy of the rise of Antichrist, and how that prophecy is playing out in
our time. It is either happening or it's not.
The reason to watch all of this is simple. The peacemaker can't make the peace, and arise on the scene as the peacemaker until after the church is
caught away. By identifying him, through the role he's playing on today's stage, we are able to track his progress towards peace, and thereby watch
just how close we are to the Rapture.
If this is the time, and these are the events, you can't miss but to know who the peacemaker character is, even if it changes from one player to
another. The players are the players, the stage is the stage, and the prophecy is the story.
If these are the preached 'END TIMES', this has to be the reason it is. Show me what else is occurring on the stage of history today that even
closely resembles the present Mideast circumstances, that would give, to the religious leaders of the world, a reason to preach and have accepted,
that these are the end times of the Bible.
Daniels prophecy was about the end time of his people the Jews and their holy city Jerusalem. Looking for end times, look there. He was told to seal
up the prophecy until it's time. If you find Daniels drama going on there now, then it is end times.
Don't be fooled by the traditions, and teachings based on traditions, that we can't know any of these things. Ok.. if you don't believe me, so be
it. At least I tried step by step to present my case. Peace.
[Edited on 3-27-03 by pacman]