A WITNESS FOR THE KINGDOM

PART 4: The appearance of the "Two Witnesses"

By: S.R. Shearer
July 5, 2013


We urge you NOT to proceed reading this article without first reading Part 1 ("A Witness for the Kingdom"), Part 2 ("Making the Prophetic Scriptures Come Alive to You"), and Part 3 ("Are You Able to Understand?") which unveil the mystery of the "Two Witnesses" as Israel and the church.


SECTION I
THE EMERGENCE OF THE "TWO WITNESSES"

INTRODUCTION

Both the prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse speak of a period of 1,260 days (42 months or three and a half years) in which the "people of God" will endure a time of "... anguish ... greater than any previous suffering in their history" (see chart below).



It is precisely during this period that the Bible says the "Two Witnesses" will appear. The Bible goes on to say:

Israel

The church

"And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy A THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND THREESCORE DAYS [i.e., three and a half years, forty-two months], clothed in sackcloth.

"These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks [lampstands] standing before the God of the earth. (Rev. 11:3)

NOTE: Keep in mind, when one speaks of the "Two Witnesses," one is not speaking of two separate persons breathing fire from their mouths, but two "corporate persons:" Israel and the church. Please review Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this series of articles to refresh your mind on this matter.

As we indicated in our last article ("A Witness for the Kingdom, Part 3 – Are You Able to Understand?"), the dictionary defines a witness as someone who has knowledge relevant to an event or other matter of interest. In law a witness is someone who can provide testimonial evidence, either oral or written, of what he or she knows.

A witness differs from an "informant" whose identity is withheld. A witness, on the other hand, is a person who gives testimony IN PUBLICand UNDER OATH.

WE HAVE NOT BEEN CALLED IN THESE LAST DAYS AS "INFORMANTS" WHERE OUR IDENTITIES CAN BE HIDDEN.

WE HAVE INSTEAD BEEN CALLED AS "WITNESSES," AND, THEREFORE, OUR IDENTITIES CANNOT BE HIDDEN

And so it is with the emergence of the "Two Witnesses:" their testimony will be open for all to see; and that testimony will, to say the least, be a great irritation (annoyance) to both the apostate church and the American New World Order System - and so much so that when they are killed at the end of the 1,260 days of their testimony,

"... they that dwell on the earth rejoice over them [i.e., the fact that they are dead], and make merry; and they shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them ..." (Revelation 11:10)

NOTE: Again, bear in mind that the authority of the American super-state will be legitimized NOT by a resort to the "will of the people," but by a resort to religion. [Please see the section below entitled, "All Authority Must Be Legitimized;" please also see our article, "A Third Illusion Broken: the AntiChrist Will Be a Man of Peace."]


"... they that dwell on the earth rejoice over them, and make merry; and they shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them ..." (Revelation 11:10)

SECTION 2
THE TESTIMONY OF THE "TWO WITNESSES"

THE COURSE OF ISRAEL'S TESTIMONY

Israel

The course that the testimony of Israel must of necessity take cannot help but strike harshly against the pretensions of the American super-state to be God's REDEEMER NATION; it becomes inevitable as a consequence of the refusal of the Jews – both those in Israel and in the Diaspora (i.e., those Jews living outside the borders of present-day Israel) - to CONVERT after the Gog / Magog War.

The failure here of the apostate church's eschatology will be apparent for all to see; a church whose eschatology fails is a church whose legitimacy fails; and if the church's legitimacy fails, then the legitimacy of the political system that it underpins also fails. [We URGE you to see APPENDIX 1, "Examining the Eschatology of the New Super-State."]

THE TIME-FRAME FOR ISRAEL'S CONVERSION TO CHRIST

Press here to enlarge image

[Please see APPENDIX 2, "Differentiating between the Gog / Magog War and Armageddon."]

And make no mistake about it, the conversion of Israel after the Gog / Magog War is central to the apostate church's eschatology; Reuven Doron writes:

"The very nation [Israel] that once gave birth [to the church] now is in need to be birthed by another. Who will provide it? [i.e., Israel's rebirth] ... This premise of spiritual revival still hinges upon the rising and completion of the ministry of the prophetic Son of Man company [i.e., the united, glorified church under the leadership of the 'prophets and Apostles'] ... Today the Lord is calling forth a Son of Man Company to corporately prophecy and speak to Israel's lifeless, hopeless white bones until the vision is completed ... THE CHURCH IS BIRTHING ISRAEL."

THE SON OF MAN COMPANY

"... the ... premise of spiritual revival [which will culminate in the conquest of the world by the forces of Christianity] ... hinges upon the rising and completion of the ministry of the prophetic 'Son of Man Company' ... Today the Lord is calling forth a 'Son of Man Company' ..."

-- Reuven Doron

Rick Joyner explains,

"The Jews have historically represented the greatest test for the gospel ... In a sense, Jews are the 'ACID TEST' of our message. UNTIL THE CHURCH COMES TO THE SPIRITUAL STATURE [MATURITY] WHERE SHE PROVOKES THE JEW TO JEALOUSY [i.e., provokes the Jews to convert], WE HAVE NOT YET ATTAINED TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN CALLED."

Zechariah

This statement - "until the church comes to the spiritual stature (maturity) where she provokes the Jew to jealousy, we have not yet attained to what we have been called" - says a lot about the mindset of people such as Joel Richardson, C. Peter Wagner, John Eckhardt, Derrick Prince, Dutch Sheets, Jim Goll, John Paul Jackson, James Ryle, Frank Damazio, Ed Silvoso, Carlos Annacondia, etc. [Again, please see APPENDIX 2, "Examining the Eschatology of the New Super-State."]

What it says is that the CONVERSION OF THE JEWS is the church's "PROOF POSITIVE" (presumably to Christ) that she has made herself ready, AND THE LORD CAN NOW RETURN - kind of like passing a driver's examination to prove to the state that one has at last obtained the skills and knowledge to drive a car.

NOTE: Again, make no mistake about it: the Jews will NOT convert after the Gog / Magog War (which occurs at the beginning of the Tribulation Period); the Bible (Zech. 12:10 - 13:1) makes it exceedingly clear that the Jews will not recognize Christ as Messiah until the very end of the Tribulation Period.

_____________________________

EXCLUDING CHRISTIANS FROM PARTICIPATION
IN REBUILDING THE TEMPLE

There is, in addition, the matter of what will happen when the Jews attempt to rebuld the Temple after the Gog / Magog War. [Once again, please see APPENDIX 2, "Examining the Eschatology of the New Super-State."]

Consider what's happening right now with regard to this matter: a major campaign is underway for the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. Posters are plastered on buses and buildings with the catch phrase, "May the Bais Hamikdosh (i.e., the Temple) be rebuilt speedily and within our days."

Kach Movement

The Muslims are responding by throwing eggs at the buses brandishing the call for the construction of the third temple as the vehicles travel through the predominantly Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem.

Christian Zionists (so-called) figure prominently in the campaign to rebuild the Temple, and they plan on participating in this effort; problem is, the Orthodox Jews at the head of the movement to rebuild the Temple (many of them associated with the Kach Movement of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane), REJECT the idea of any Christian participation in its reconstruction, and while they are willing to receive the political support of Christians in the United States, they harbor an inner-contempt for them. Kahane once wrote:

Kahane

"I have not the slightest sympathy for Christianity or Jesus. As a believing Jew, not only is Jesus not "God" but also he is neither Messiah nor prophet. For the Jew he was a blasphemer, one who attacked the Torah as unchanging divine law and who was a false prophet and heretic.

"As for Christianity, this is the faith that, in the name of Jesus, has made life for the Jewish people a living hell for 19 centuries. In its name, and in the name of Jesus, millions of Jews were massacred and the agony of life under Christians can never be sufficiently described in all its horror." [Please see our articles, "Pat Robertson, Illuminism and the New World Order."]

The fact is, while the depictions below may be offensive to some, this is EXACTLY what would happen today if Christ appeared in Israel – and, sadly, this attitude towards Christ will continue until Armageddon at the end of the Tribulation Period (Zech. 12:10 - 13:1).

_____________________________

The church

THE COURSE OF THE "REMNANT
CHURCH'S" TESTIMONY

The course that the testimony of the "Remnant Church" takes will also strike discordantly against the pretensions of the American super-state to be God's REDEEMER NATION; the fact is, in challenging the biblical legitimacy of the apostate church, the legitimacy of the American super-state that the apostate church undergirds will be called into question.

NOTE: We use the term "REMNANT CHURCH" to distinguish the church that is connected to the testimony of the "Two Witnesses" from the apostate church. [Please see Chapter VIII of the NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS, "Tribulation and Judgment."]

To say the least, the effort that the "Remnant Church" will have to make to challenge the pretensions of the apostate church will not be particularly onerous; one has only to compare how the Scriptures portray the Kingdom of Heaven as opposed to the depraved reality of the American New World Order System itself. [Please see our article, "The American New World Order System Must Give Way to the Kingdom of Heaven."]

The comparison is an easy one: the kingdom proclaimed by the Scriptures is a kingdom grounded in social justice for ALL mankind; a world of equity where men are not divided up between the "owners of capital" on the one hand and "labor" on the other hand, and where men and women are not divided up on the basis of their race or even their gender (Gal. 3:28); where the rich do not oppress the poor; where every man has equal access to God; where privileges cannot be bought by the wealthy; where there are no death squads, no poverty, no torture, no hunger, no disease, and no room for oppressors of any kind. Specifically, the Bible says:

The wolf and the lamb in the Kingdom of God.

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

"And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

"And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

"THEY SHALL NOT HURT NOR DESTROY IN ALL MY HOLY MOUNTAIN ..." (Isaiah 11:6-9)

The wolf and the lamb in the American New World Order System.

But the kingdom that will occur as a result of the Gog / Magog War will be one that is swamped by what the Scriptures' call an "OVERFLOWING SCOURGE;" one that will "TREAD DOWN" the people of the earth (Is. 28:18); a kingdom that is -

"... dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly with great iron teeth that devours and brakes in pieces [the people and nations of the earth] ..." (Daniel 7:7) -

- all of which will stand in utter juxtaposition to the descriptions of the kingdom of Christ given in the Scripture.

ONE CANNOT HELP BUT WONDER ...

One cannot help but wonder how the apostate church could possible attempt to justify its existence given the fact that there is NOTHING in the Scriptures that could underwrite it. But what we today call "Christianity" is NOT Christianity at all; it is in fact the antithesis of everything for which Christianity stands; indeed, it bears a striking and very foreboding resemblance to the "religion" that animated Hitler's Third Reich - and so much so that IF CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA WERE TO LOOK AT THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR, WHAT THEY MIGHT FIND GAZING BACK AT THEM ARE THE GHOSTS OF ADOLF HITLER AND HEINRICH HIMMLER. [Please see our article, "The God-Men of the American New World Order System."]

IF CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA WERE TO LOOK AT THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR, WHAT THEY MIGHT FIND GAZING BACK AT THEM ARE THE GHOSTS OF ADOLF HITLER AND HEINRICH HIMMLER.

Today's Christians - trying to get through the eye of a sewing needle

Take just one example of how different the teachings of today's church are in comparison to what the Scriptures say - the matter of money: The Bible says:

"... It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a [sewing] needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Matt. 19:24)

- and

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

"But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

"For WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE WILL BE YOUR HEART ALSO." (Matthew 6:19-20)

But today's church celebrates GREED as a Christian imperative. Consider the frivolous, superficial, silly and trifling teaching on money embraced by Atlanta preacher Bruce Wilkinson in his book, The Prayer of Jabez - a book so inane and foolish, even CHILDISH, that it fairly boggles the mind; a book that celebrates GREED as a guiding principle in the Christian life, and presents God as nothing more than a "SUGAR-DADDY" whose sole object in life is to make Christians happy. Wilkinson writes:

"If you didn't ask God for a blessing yesterday, you didn't get all that you were supposed to have. And be sure to ask EXTRAVAGANTLY, for you nothing but God's fullest blessings [meaning, of course, MATERIAL blessings] will do. Don't worry about coming across as selfish, for this is exactly the kind of request our Father longs to hear ... you will be so overwhelmed ... that you will find yourself saying, 'It's too much! Hold some of your blessings back'."

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE NEW TESTAMENT THAT CAN POSSIBLY JUSTIFY SUCH A TEACHING – NOTHING! And again, this is just one example. [Please see our article, "Luciferic Christianity;" please also see our article, "Capitalism and Christianity;" finally, please see our articles, "The Doctrine Of The Antichrist, The Search For Moral Purity, And Misogyny," "The Obermenschen (Supermen) of Kenneth Hagin, Bennie Hinn and John Wimber" and "The War against Women."]

_____________________________

THE GOD-MEN OF THE APOSTATE CHURCH

The spiritual forces being harnessed today by the prophets and apostles

The "prophets" and "apostles" of America's New World Order System - "seers" and "diviners" like Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Bennie Hinn, Paul Crouch, C. Peter Wagner, Paul Cain, etc. - are harnessing the very same preternatural and aberrant spiritual forces to create their new world order system that the theoreticians of Hitler's Third Reich used for Hitler's "Millennial Kingdom" - miserable, wretched pseudo-intellectuals and spiritualists like Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietsche, Guido von List, Jorge Lanz von Liebbenfels, George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Rudolf von Sebottendorff, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, etc. [Please see our article, "The God-Men of the American New World System."]

THE GOD-MEN OF
THE THIRD REICH
:

Schopenhauer, Nietsche, List Liebbenfels, Gurdieff, Blavatsky

THE GOD-MEN OF
THE APOSTATE CHURCH
:

Wagner, Sheets, Joyner,
Hinn, Hagin, Crouch

Both Hitler's "religion" and the "religion" of America's New World Order System aimed (aim) at the creation of a race of "GOD-MEN" with which to conquer and subdue the world. The "SUPERMAN" that Hitler endeavored to create was to be unlike all other men on earth; indeed, he told Hermann Rauschning that -

Hitler's superman

"The NEW MAN ... would be ... different ... from homo sapiens as we know him ... So fierce and terrible would he be that ordinary humans would hardly be able to look him in the face; this race would be the true aristocracy, and all others would be subjects." [Please note that it is no coincidence that Hitler used a biblical term here - "new man" (cf. 2 Cor. 5:17, Eph. 2:15, Eph. 4:24).]

Hitler continued:

"The selection of the new ... [leadership class] is what my struggle for power means. Whoever proclaims his allegiance to ... [my new world order] is, by that very proclamation and by the manner in which it is made, one of the CHOSEN ONES. This is the great significance of our long, dogged struggle for power, that in it will be born a new master class, chosen [by God] to guide the fortunes not only of the German people but of the world." [Note again the use by Hitler of a biblical term: "chosen ones" (cf. Matt. 24:15, Luke 23:35, John 6:70, 15:16, 19, Acts 10:41, 15:22, etc.).

This is precisely the kind of SUPERMAN that the "seers" of America's New World Order System are seeking to create as well. Hitler attempted to forge his class of SUPERMEN using "race," "genetics" and the occultism of Valhalla; Christians in the United States are attempting to give birth to their race of SUPERMEN using the "magic" and "spirituality" of a DEVIATE form of Christianity. But the goal is the same: the creation of a race of SUPERMEN with which to conquer and subdue the earth. Take, for example, what Reuven Doron, one of the more popular religious zealots of America's "New Christianity," has to say; he says that -

"... the ... premise of spiritual revival [which will culminate in the conquest of the world by the forces of Christianity] ... hinges upon the rising and completion of the ministry of the prophetic 'Son of Man Company' ... Today the Lord is calling forth a 'Son of Man Company' ..." [For a further description of the kind of "New Christianity" that we are talking about here, please see our article, "The Superman Theology of the International Christian Embassy's Feast of Tabernacles;" please also see our article, "A Luciferic Christianity."]

The superman of America's new Christianity.

"So my point is this, that there will be a manifestation of the sons and daughters of God. And it won't be this baloney that we've heard of in the past; I mean, there's been a few people tried to walk through a wall like this over here and knocked their brains loose, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about a manifested son of God; if anyone walks through this wall over here, they're not going to tell you about it - I mean, they're just going to do it. And sons of God don't tell you they're sons of God, they'll just show you! Amen."

- Paul Cain

Now think about what Doron is saying here: ALL of human history "HINGES" upon the "rising and completion" of the "Son of Man Company," a race of SUPERMEN who - according to Bob Jones, another religious devotee of the American New World Order System - will be able to:

"... move into things of the SUPERNATURAL that no one has ever moved in before ..."

An army of "GOD-MEN" that Jack Deere, yet another "apostle" of America's New World Order System, says will be -

"... totally unique. There's never been one like it and there never will be one like it in ages to come ... It's so mighty that there's never been anything like it before ..."

An army of "GOD-MEN" that Jack Deere says will be "... totally unique. There's never been one like it and there never will be one like it in ages to come ... It's so mighty that there's never been anything like it before ..."

There's "never been anything like it before?" Come on now! - What's the difference here between the NEW MAN that Hitler attempted to create - a man "so fierce and terrible ... that ordinary humans would hardly be able to look him in the face" and Jack Deere's and Bob Jones' description of the Christian NEW MAN?

Not much, that's for sure! It should give one pause in answering the question as to whose hand is really behind America's "New Christianity:" Christ's? or anti-Christ's?

_____________________________

THE ENTWINED TESTIMONIES OF
ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH

THE ENTWINED TESTIMONIES OF ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH

In all of this, it is easy to see that THE TESTIMONIES OF BOTH ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH ARE BOUND-UP WITH ONE ANOTHER; they are inextricably intertwined. They compliment and supplement one another. [Please see our article, "The Entwined Destinies of Israel and the Church."]

They –

  • supplement each other in that they enhance each other's testimony,

and -

  • they complement each other's testimony in as much as they "harmonize" them –

- and in doing so they strip away the legitimacy of both the apostate church and the American New World Order System.

ALL AUTHORITY MUST BE LEGITIMIZED

All authority must be legitimized! – and since the authority of the American super-state cannot be legitimized by a resort to the "will of the people," it must be legitimized by religion. [Please see our article, "Political Christianity."]

This will certainly not be a new phenomenon.

Until the relatively recent advent of broad based democratic institutions and their concomitant appeal to "the people" as a basis of legitimacy, religion formed the foundation for most social and state authority - this was as true for the nations of Western Civilization as it was for the civilizations of Asia, Africa, the Near East and Central and South America. As a result, the state has historically been bound up with religion either explicitly or implicitly.

THE UNION OF CHURCH AND STATE IN THE "END OF DAYS"

Dwight Pentecost of Dallas Theological Seminary writes:

"Turning then to the seventeenth chapter of the Book of Revelation, we see the whole stage filled with two personalities only: a 'Beast' and a 'Woman' ... these two ... picture ... the future prophetic earth ... there can be no argument or discussion as to this speaking of both the CIVIL [political, economic, and military] and ECCLESIASTICAL [religious] conditions that will rule and characterize that part of the earth that is within the limits or boundaries of Prophecy. The whole of it will be filled with what shall answer to this 'Beast' and this 'Woman'. The two [the 'Beast' (which answers to the Civil Power) and the 'Woman' (which answers to the Religious Power)] are thus indissolubly co-related, and tell us to what end all [this is] trending; and that is that there will eventually be a one World-Empire and a one World-Church, and these will cover the whole of what is now called CHRISTENDOM; the one Empire supporting the one Church, [as] the 'Beast' in the picture supports the 'Woman', and the 'Woman' is supported by the 'Beast' ... " [Please see our article, "Regnum and Sacerdotium."]

Indeed, religion has historically been considered the sustenance and source of the state itself. For example, before the First World War Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Czarist Russia were ruled by imperial dynasties - the Hohenzollerns, the Hapsburgs, and the Romanovs - which sanctioned their rule by a resort to "divine right;" and as late as the Second World War the emperor of Japan was regarded by most ordinary citizens of that country as a descendant of the sun god.

Historically, religion has been impressed into all of society's experiences and actions - from simple family chores to the corporate activities of the state.

Religion gives sanction to obedience on the part of ordinary people. It legitimizes the exercise of power on the part of rulers. Religion puts men and women in right relation to their society.

RULE BY DIVINE RIGHT

Hohenzollerns
(Germany)
Hapsburgs
(Austria-Hungary)
Romanovs
(Russia)
Tokugawa
(Japan)

NOTE: In recent years, the erosion of what some refer to as "traditional values" in the United States, coupled with the accompanying rise of crime, violence, sexual permissiveness, etc., has accelerated, just as it did in Iran two decades ago. Moreover, the challenge that this phenomenon has posed to America's older cultural norms has now extended beyond peripheral issues to matters which never before have been the subject of cultural dispute. Divorce - and the parallel issues of single parent families which fifty years ago was still relatively rare - is now common place. Homosexuality, which wasn't even a fit subject for "polite conversation," is now out in the open, and possesses political power. Christmas and Easter pageants have been all but proscribed, at least insofar as their religious connotations are concerned. Prayer in the classrooms of the nation, which for over 200 years was the norm, is now forbidden. Male authority has been emasculated. The examples are almost too numerous to mention in any detail. The parallel between what is happening here and what happened thirty years ago in Iran is all too obvious. [Please see Chapter XI of the New Antipas Papers, "AntiChrist: King of Babylon."]

TWO MOVEMENTS THAT SEEK TO UNITE RELIGION WITH THE STATE

DOMINIONIST CHRISTIANITY

ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM

To that extent, the growth of Christian fundamentalism in the United States, like the growth of Muslim fundamentalism in the Islamic World, is more of a cultural phenomenon than it is a religious phenomenon. Just as multiculturalism, which accompanied the economic integration of Iran into the world's economy forty years ago, was viewed by Iranians as an attack on their culture, so multiculturalism, which is accompanying America's increasing integration into the world economy, is viewed by many in this country as an attack on the nation's traditional European, Christian-based culture. Moreover, the same connection between the rise of multiculturalism and the increase of sexual permissiveness, which the mullahs of Iran made two decades ago is now being made by conservative Christian leaders in this country. [Please see our article, "Political Christianity."]

BEING ADJUDGED A TRAITOR

Given the realities discussed above, if a Christian super-state were to emerge in the relatively near future, can there be any real doubt as to how harshly the testimony of both Israel and the church would strike against the pretensions of that super-state – that is to say, the claim of America to be God's REDEEMER NATION.

It's exactly here that one can say, A CHURCH WHOSE ESCHATOLOGY FAILS IS A CHURCH WHOSE LEGITIMACY FAILS; AND IF THE CHURCH'S LEGITIMACY FAILS, THEN THE LEGITIMACY OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM THAT IT UNDERPINS ALSO FAILS.

Now it doesn't take a "rocket scientist" to see that those who would challenge the eschatology of the American super-state as it relates to both Israel and the church will be adjudged a traitor and a heretic to the new world order system. [Please see APPENDIX 3, "Luther and the Jews."]

Fred Palmquist, David and my beloved wife Lucy - adjudged to be traitors to the faith as a result of their stand against the apostate church and the American New World Order System.

SECTION 3
THE MILLENNIAL MINDSET OF THE
AMERICAN SUPER-STATE

A RELIGIOUS EMPIRE BASED ON A
CHRISTIAN MILLENNIALIST MINDSET

As we indicated above, the American New World Order System that will emerge on the world scene just prior to the Gog / Magog War (most likely as the result of a military coup directed against the Obama Administration) will be a political system that will justify its power by a resort to religion. IT COULD NOT DO OTHERWISE because very obviously a military coup by its very nature could not be justified by a "vote of the people." [We URGE you to see our article, "The Reichstag Fire of 1933 and the Twin Towers of 9/11: Portents of Things to Come;" please also see our article, "Worrying Parallels Between the Weimar Republic and Modern Western Society."]

Obama has constructed what appears to be a PERMANENT, left-wing, majority coalition of the "down-and-outers" of American society that the elites may find impossible to dislocate for years and years to come.

And - as we suggested in our article, "The New Permanent Obama Coalition" - such a coup is all but inevitable given the sea-change in the nation's politics: Obama has constructed what appears to be a PERMANENT, left-wing, majority coalition of the "down-and-outers" of American society that the elites may find impossible to dislocate for years and years to come – AND THAT'S TRUE REGARDLESS OF THE MANY SCANDALS THAT ARE CURRENTLY PLAGUING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

The slow implosion of the Republican Party - deflating like a punctured hot-air balloon.

New York Times columnist Thomas B. Edsall writes:

"The slow implosion of the Republican Party — along with the growing strength of a new Democratic coalition dominated by low-to-middle-income voters — threatens the power of the corporate establishment ..."

Edsall continues:

"The signs of this threat to corporate power are everywhere ... The potential institutionalization of a majority Democratic coalition of the downscale is extremely ominous for members of the top 0.1 percent and for the corporations that have profited over the past 40 years."

Edsall goes on to say:

"Voters in this new ascendant Obama coalition believe politicians help the rich get richer and corporations collect record profits while refusing to hire or increase wages or salaries for workers."

Edsall sums up:

"The more workers recognize that their wages are not keeping up with their productivity gains, the more they are likely to press for redistributive government action through tax policy or by other means."

The public perception - an accurate one - is that most members of Congress are bought and paid for by special interests.

As a result, Max Baucus (Republican, Montana) believes that the Republican Party is in very real danger of being submerged by a surge of redistributional demands coming from voters in the bottom half, income-wise.

To make matters worse for America's wealthy elites, Obama intends to fund his "ENTITLEMENT COALITION," as his enemies derisively call his new coalition of downscale voters, with money stripped from the military budget - and if Obama strips enough money out of the Defense Budget it could spell the end of the American New World Order System which is dependent for its survival on the strength of the American military. THAT'S ENOUGH TO TERRIFY THE ELITES WHOSE WEALTH IS BASED ON THE VIABILITY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE. [Please see our documentary, "Greed Is Good;"]

Americans: burying their heads in the sand with regard to the BRUTALITY of the elites and to what really happened to JFK, RFK and MLK.

Most Americans, no doubt, reel at the thought that such a thing could actually occur; they believe that this kind of thing happens in Asia, Africa, Latin America and even Europe, but not in America. In believing this, however, Americans are simply burying their heads in the sand. [Please see our article, "An American Military Coup d'Etat."]

The fact is, as we have shown, MURDER has been used over and over again by the elites to establish themselves securely on the pinnacle of the American pyramid; that is, after all, clearly what happened with the assassination of JFK – a sitting president – fifty years ago in Dallas, and that's what happened to RFK forty-five years ago in Los Angeles. [Please see our article, "MK-Ultra and the Search for the Manchurian Candidate;" please also see our articles, "An Unyielding Theology of Hate" and "Conspiracy Theory."]

The assassination of JFK

The assassination of RFK

SECTION 4
THE TRIBULATION BEGINS

According to Daniel 9:27, this period – the first half of the Tribulation Period known as the "Beginning of Sorrows" – will be initiated when Israel is seduced into making an alliance with God's enemy, Babylon the Great; specifically, the Scriptures say:

Your COVENANT WITH DEATH ... and your AGREEMENT WITH HELL

"And he [i.e., the "King of Babylon" - again, please see our article, "In Search of Babylon; What do the Scriptures Say?"] shall confirm the covenant with many [Israel] for one week [seven years]: and in the midst of the week [after three and a half years] he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate." (Dan. 9:27a) [Please see Chapter IX in the New Antipas Papers, "The Course and Character of the Last Days."]

The Living Bible translates this passage thus:

"This king ["Anti-Christ, King of Babylon"] will make a seven year TREATY with the people [Israel], but after half that time, he will break his pledge and stop the Jews from all their sacrifices and their offerings; then as a climax to all his terrible deeds, the enemy [Antichrist] shall utterly defile the sanctuary of God [which is to say, he shall commit the Abomination of Desolation]." (Daniel 9:27 LB)

Please see Part 4 of Chapter of Chapter IX of the New Antipas Papers, "The Abomination of Desolation."]

J. Dwight Pentecost writes:

"According to Daniel 9:26-27 the prince of the Roman empire (i.e., the West, called Babylon) will make a covenant with Israel for a seven year period. This covenant evidently ... guarantees Israel's integrity [is a defense pact] ... [and] also is a Satanic imitation of the fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant which ... [guaranteed] Israel title deed to the land. This action is pictured by John [in the Apocalypse] (Rev. 16:2) as a rider going forth to conquer [as the first horseman in the Apocalypse] ... This condition exists for three and one-half years, after which the covenant is broken by the ... [Antichrist]."

BABYLON THE GREAT - THEN AND NOW.

A DEFENSE PACT

The SIGNING OF THE [DEFENSE] TREATY BY THE COMING PRINCE

The treaty will be in the form of a defense pact between Israel and Prophetic Babylon (i.e., the United States) and will be directed against Israel's enemies - again, no doubt a coalition of Islamic fundamentalist states in the Middle East. One of the most eminent scholars on "Last Things," Sir Robert Anderson, says that the signing of this treaty will signify the beginning of the Seventieth Week - i.e., the "Tribulation Period!" Anderson writes:

"... the Seventieth Week [the seven year period of the Tribulation] will be a definite period of time, of which the beginning, the middle, and the end are definitely marked [by certain well defined events]. [Just as the beginning of the first sixty-nine weeks were signified] ... not by the return of the Jews from Babylon, nor yet by the rebuilding of their Temple, but by the SIGNING OF THE PERSIAN DECREE [TREATY] which restored ... [them], so also the beginning of the Seventieth Week will date not from their restoration to Judea [May 14, 1948], nor yet from the future rebuilding of their shrine, but from the SIGNING OF THE [DEFENSE] TREATY BY THE COMING PRINCE [ANTICHRIST]." [Please see our article, "The Wall: The Israeli / Palestinian Accords and Israel's Agreement with Death and Hell."]

The Bible refers to Israel's defense pact with Babylon the Great as -

"... your [meaning Israel's) COVENANT WITH DEATH ... and your AGREEMENT WITH HELL ..." (Isaiah 28:18)

And it goes on to warn the Jewish people that they will live to rue the day that they ever entered into such an agreement:

"... your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the OVERFLOWING SCOURGE shall pass through, THEN YE SHALL BE TRODDEN DOWN BY IT." (Is. 28:18) [Please see our article, "In Search of Babylon: What Do the Scriptures Say;" please also see, Chapter XII of the New Antipas Papers, "The Beast of Revelation 17."]

THE GOG / MAGOG WAR

The Gog / Magog War

Shortly after the consummation of this treaty, the Gog / Magog War will begin. Hostilities will commence as a result of a "push" from Radical Islamic forces to the south of Israel: Three Islamic nations are specifically mentioned as participants:

  • Egypt.
  • Ethiopia (including the Sudan).
  • Libya. [Please we URGE you to see our article, "And So It Begins ..."]

Soon after the "push" from the south, Radical Islamic forces from the north will join the forces coming up from the south. Two Islamic nations are specifically mentioned as participants:

  • Turkey.

Blue lines indicate the attack of the Southern Confederation (largely Sunni countries), and the red lines indicate the attack of the Northern Confederation (largely Shia countries). Please see our article, "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin."]

These attacks will aim at:

  • The destruction of Israel.
  • The expulsion from the Middle East of the United States whose forces are located in the environs of ancient Babylon (i.e., Iraq).

THE AFTERMATH OF THE GOG/MAGOG WAR

These attacks will fail, and - as a result - the U.S. will seize the oil fields [i.e., the "hidden treasures" (Dan. 11:43)] of the Middle East. It will then take steps to place Israel under what will amount to be a permanent occupation, fulfilling the words of Scripture to Israel:

"The overflowing scourge [the military forces of the United States] shall pass through, then ye [Israel] shall be trodden down by it." (Isaiah 28:18)

Using its victory in the Gog/Magog War, the U.S. will then launch a ruthless and bloody struggle to erase all the opponents of the American New World Order System worldwide.

"The overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it." (Isaiah 28:18)

SECTION 5
WE FACE A NEW INQUISITION

A NEW INQUISITION

Jews are hated because they refuse to give up their claim to be God's "Chosen People."

And now the words of the Prophet Daniel will manifest themselves in all of their HORROR:

"... and there will be a time of anguish for God's people greater than any previous suffering in their history... (Daniel 12:1)

Both the JEWS (and we speak here largely of the Jews in the Diaspora) and those in the "REMNANT CHURCH" face a new Inquisition!

  • The Jews because of the hatred manifested towards them as a result of their refusal to convert after the Gog / Magog War in conjunction with the eschatology of the apostate church. (We say that this hatred will fall most heavily of the Jews of the Diaspora because they do not possess an independent military to protect them as do the Jews in Israel.)

    [Please see APPENDIX 2, "Examining the Eschatology of the American Super-State."]

and,

  • The "Remnant Church" because of their refusal to countenance the pretensions of the apostate church.

In the Inquisition of old, when a man was even slightly suspected of harboring thoughts contrary to the religious authorities of his day, "familiars" [or spies] of the Inquisition were employed to watch him, with the view of discovering the least excuse for handing him over to the tribunal.

But what does this exactly mean? In the Inquisition of old, when a man was even slightly suspected of harboring thoughts contrary to the religious authorities of his day, "familiars" [or spies] of the Inquisition were employed to watch him, with the view of discovering the least excuse for handing him over to the tribunal. Did he hold an opinion of any sort contrary to that of the established religious authorities? Had he said something against the state itself? [Which, when state and Church are united, means, of course, betrayal of God.]

Was he holding religious meetings in his home without permission, or meeting in a church not approved by the state? [Which again - when Church and state are united - could mean not just religious treason, but state treason as well.] Any of these things were enough to create suspicion. He was now marked and denounced by the "familiars." Please see our articles, "The Watchers are Watching Us," "Be Concerned; Be Very Concerned: Detention Camps are Coming to a Neighborhood Near You," and our series, "The Development of a National Security State and What It Will Mean to YouPart 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5."]

At midnight a knock is heard. The suspected man is ordered to accompany the "messengers." His wife and family know what that means; their distress is great. They must now take a last farewell of the beloved husband and father. Not a word of entreaty or of remonstrance dare be breathed.

Thus, suddenly and unexpectedly did this frightful force pounce upon its victims. Wives gave up their husbands, husbands their wives, parents their children, etc. An impenetrable secrecy surrounded all the proceedings of this institution.

Der Prozess: the ethereal workings of the super-state's justice system.

And the workings of imagination only lent further to it's fearfulness. Neither rank, nor age, nor sex, afforded any defense against its watchful vigilance and pitiless severity. [Please see our article, "Sei Vorsichtig (Be Careful); Kafka and Der Prozess (the Trial)."]

At midnight a knock is heard. The suspected man is ordered to accompany the "messengers."

Samuel Usque, a Portuguese marrano Jewish author who lived during the Inquisition of old, said of the Inquisition -

"It is a wild monster of such terrible mien that all of Europe trembles at the mere mention of its name."

"The Inquisition was a wild monster of such terrible mien that all of Europe trembles at the mere mention of its name."

The hatred of Christians (so-called) who are pushing for the creation of such a state towards those Christians who oppose its implementation, and those Jews who will refuse to convert, will know no boundary.

These Christians (so-called) are people who "strain at a gnat and swallow a camel;" who move heaven and earth to establish their own individual "righteousness," but who can nonetheless participate in the business and social corruption of the world without ever bating an eye. These are people who -

"... devour widows' houses [and people's livelihoods], and for a pretense make a long prayer ..." (Matt. 23:14)

AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS WHO LIE WITHOUT CONSCIENCE

Keith Alexander (head of the NSA) and James Clapper (Director of National Intelligence) both lied to Congress regarding the extent of the government's spying on Americans, and they did so without even batting an eye - so hardened are they with regard to the truth. Both claim to be "born-again" Christians, and both sincerely believe that in lying to Congress they were serving a "greater cause." All this gives credence to the statement expressed by Pascal, "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction!" [Please see our articles, "The Evil in Our Midst," "The Death of Gary Webb" and "Judi Bari, Darryl Cherney and Earth First."]

They are the same people who ranted against Christ in His day; the "religious" enemies of Christ about whom Jesus said:

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye are like unto WHITED SEPULCHERS (graves), which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of DEAD MEN'S BONES, and of all UNCLEANNESS.

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin (in other words, they go about "establishing" their own righteousness"), and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith (but who think nothing of participating in the wicked activities of today's world): these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

"Ye BLIND guides, which STRAIN AT A GNAT AND SWALLOW A CAMEL.

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of EXTORTION and EXCESS.

"Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye are like unto WHITED SEPULCHERS (graves), which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of DEAD MEN'S BONES, and of all UNCLEANNESS.

"Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of HYPOCRISY and INIQUITY.

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous,

"And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

"Ye SERPENTS, ye GENERATION OF VIPERS, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?"

"Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that YE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THEM WHICH KILLED THE PROPHETS.

"Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

"Ye SERPENTS, ye GENERATION OF VIPERS, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

"Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

"That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. (Matt. 23:23-35)

YOU WILL GET CAUGHT: SETTLE
THAT NOW IN YOUR MIND

YOU WILL GET CAUGHT: SETTLE THAT NOW IN YOUR MIND

These are people like Charles Stanley, the late D. James Kennedy, Jack Hayford, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, etc. who - with their corporate allies at Citicorp, Bank of America, Archer Daniels Midland, Morgan Stanley, Cargill, Enron (which, by the way, was a hotbed of "Christian-dominionist-types"), etc. - will not allow you to escape if you dare to defy what they are really up to, and speak out against what they are ostensibly doing in the name of the "Prince of Peace." No! - the "surveillance state these people are creating in furtherance of their Christian dominionist dreams will NOT be something from which you will be able to escape - at least not if you adhere faithfully to your Christianity, and don't disgrace yourself by running away and hiding somewhere. The Bible says:

"Ye are the light of the world ...

"Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. (Matt. 5:14-15)

We are the light of the world, and - as a result - God has not called us to hide in times of trouble. It's PRECISELY then that we must stand up and be counted - especially when evil and duplicitous men, in the name of Christ, have hijacked Christianity for their own immoral, selfish purposes and, as a result, made a mockery of our precious faith.

In such circumstances, we MUST protest! We MUST stand up and say, "NO!" - and if that's the case, how will we be able to escape the fury of the coming "CHRISTIAN-TERRORIST-STATE?" Very obviously, we won't - especially in light of what modern technology can do. The very real fact of the matter is, the computer world we now live in all but precludes that possibility. Defy the government (and, ipso facto, its Religious Right allies) and you will be caught. [Please see our Articles, "Cell Phone Technology: You Are BeingTracked," American Police State: FBI Abuses," "Caught Spying on Student," "No U-Turn – On the Road to Serfdom," "An Inventory of Practices that Chill Free Speech" and "Frightening Precedents for the Coming Crackdown on Those Who Dare to Challenge the Greed and Avarice of the Elites."]

More next time.

God bless you all,

S.R. Shearer,
Antipas

__________________________________

BECOME A PARTICIPANT IN THE MYSTERY OF THE "TWO
WITNESSES:" HAVE THE COURAGE OF SOPHIE SCHOLL

Do what Sophie Scholl did some eighty years ago: PASS OUT OUR FLYERS.

One should not think that it is necessary to hand out our leaflets (flyers) personally; it is enough that one should do what the members of the White Rose did: post the flyers on walls, trees, utility polls, leave them in union halls, in libraries, etc. Eventually the flyers distributed by the White Rose were copied and circulated throughout all of Germany.

Some even made it into Allied hands where they were then copied and dropped from Allied planes over Germany. That's the beauty of such leaflets (i.e. the written word); they possess a life of their own after they pass from your possession.

David in Seoul, South Korea - in the footsteps of Sophie Scholl

Dear Antipas,

I hope Steve and Lucy you are better. I have forwarded an email to you of me doing some street evangelism with some signs that I use. I have a better one of the Pentagon and the Beast than the one in this email but I wanted to send you guys this. I am about 800 metres up from the large US army base in Seoul, South Korea. The pictures were taken by a non-Christian American journalist who wanted to talk to me.

Here is a brief explanation of the sign that is in Korean.

I took 2 verses from Luke 21: 11 and 25. I used the New American Standard Version which says in verse 11 "And there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors ... At this point I took a liberty and drew a little blue arrow to a point away from the text (so that no-one could accuse me of adding to the Bible) to a red white and blue sentence saying USA's War on Terror. I then continued with verse 25b: "... and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves.

Yours in King Jesus,

David.

____________________________

NOTE: Why use our flyer? - there are a number of reasons:

  • First, our flyer directs people to our website where they can obtain the information they need to take a stand against the connection between the elites of the American New World Order System and today's church.
  • Second, the website will arm those who access it with the theology and eschatology needed to take the stand mentioned above. Remember the words of the Apostle Peter:

    "... be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear ..." (1 Peter 3:15)

  • Third, it describes those of us connected to Antipas much in the same way the members of the White Rose described themselves:

    "Antipas Ministries, which is responsible for this flyer, is NOT part of any church or denomination; it is simply a loose-knit group of Bible-believing Christians concerned about the connection between the elites of the American New World Order System and today's church."

  • Fourth, it provides a means for others who contact the ministry from your area to be re-directed back to you; in this way – and over time – you can build up a group in your area to stand with you in your efforts.

    Remember the words of the Lord to Elias when he thought he was all alone in his struggle against God's enemies:

    "... I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal [the god of money]." (Romans 11:4)

    These "faithful ones" are there, and if you go "fishing" for them using our flyers, you will in time find them; but it will take much diligence and patience on your part to "fish" for them.

_______________________________________

WE URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUT OUR FLYERS; THERE ARE NOW FOUR OF THEM.

They are as follows:

  1. Our "B-52" flyer
  2. Our "Blessed By Ye Poor" flyer
  3. Our "Religious Right, Business Right, Political Right" flyer
  4. The "Christ of Today's Evangelical Church" flyer

YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE FLYERS BY
PRESSING ON THE TITLE OF THE FLYER (above)

Then make copies and take these copies out to the campuses where you live; pass them out; OR if that seems too "daring" for you right now, post them on telephone poles, the sides of buildings, on campus bulletin boards; post them in union halls, in the neighborhoods of the poor and downtrodden, near employment offices, wherever you can.


***

IN ADDITION, WE URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS, PRINT THEM OUT YOURSELF, AND STUDY THEM CAREFULLY; SHARE THEM WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THEM FREE!

***

FINALLY, WE URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUT THE FLYER WE SENT TO YOU RECENTLY.

YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

Then make copies and take these copies out to the campuses where you live; pass them out; OR if that seems too "daring" for you right now, post them on telephone poles, the sides of buildings, on campus bulletin boards; post them in union halls, in the neighborhoods of the poor and downtrodden, near employment offices, wherever you can.


Once again, we URGE you to read (or re-read):

_____________________________

APPENDIX 1
DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN THE
GOG / MAGOG WAR AND ARMAGEDDON

CUFI members and their supporters have totally mixed up the prophecies of the Gog / Magog War and Armageddon; that there exists a clear distinction between the Gog/Magog War and Armageddon there can, however, be no doubt! As J. Dwight Pentecost has pointed out, there are a number of considerations which make it very plain that we are dealing with two great wars rather than one during the Tribulation Period.

  • In the Gog/Magog War, definite allies of Gog are mentioned as opposing Israel - "Magog," "Mescheck," "Tubal," "Gomer" (TURKEY), Ethiopia, Libya, (see Ezekiel 38) and EGYPT (see Daniel 11:42], while at Armageddon all nations are engaged against Jerusalem (Joel 3:2; Zeph. 3:8; Zech. 12:3; and 14:2).
  • Gog comes from the North (Ezek. 38:6, 15), while at Armageddon, the armies come from out of the whole earth.
  • Gog is the head of the armies at his invasion (Ezek. 38:15), but at Armageddon, the Beast is at the head of the invasion (Rev. 19:19).
  • There is a protest against Gog's invasion (Ezek. 38:13), but at Armageddon there is no such protest because all the nations of the earth have joined themselves with the Beast in his attack against Jerusalem.
  • Gog is overthrown by divine intervention through the convolutions of nature (Ezek. 38:22), but the armies at Armageddon are destroyed by the sword which goes out of Christ's mouth (Rev. 19:15).
  • Gog's armies array themselves in the open fields (Ezek. 39:5), while at Armageddon they are seen in the city of Jerusalem.
  • Gog's armies are destroyed outside of Jerusalem on the mountains and in the valleys (Ezek. 39:2-4), while the Beast and his armies are destroyed in the city of Jerusalem itself (Zech. 12:2; 14:2).
  • The Lord calls for assistance in executing judgment on Gog (Ezek. 38:21), while at Armageddon He is viewed as treading the winepress alone (Rev. 19:15; Isaiah 63:3-6).
  • The invasion by Gog will be sudden and will come with relatively little warning (Ezek. 38:11), while Armageddon will be no sudden and unexpected event.

Thus, as Dwight Pentecost has suggested,

"Two diverse movements (wars) must be acknowledged."

Moreover, to suggest, as some NINCOMPOOPS do, that the Scriptures that reference the Gog/Magog War refer to some sort of event that occurred in antiquity is pure nonsense. The truth is, NO prior invasion of the land of Israel is sufficient to be the fulfillment of this prophecy. There have been invasions in the past which have wrought hardship on the land and the people of Israel, but NONE answer to the details given here. The destruction of the Temple in AD 70, for example, was accomplished by the Romans who came from the west. But the invasion described here comes from the direction of TURKEY and Persia to the north, and EGYPT, Ethiopia and Libya from the south.

This fact is attested to by almost all Orthodox Jewish scholars (who themselves consider these prophesies to be as yet unfulfilled). These passages, then, can only refer to some as yet future event in Israel's history - and this is clearly indicated by the phrase, "... in the latter years" (Ezek. 38:8). Dwight Pentecost, Robert Duncan Culver, and David L. Cooper agree with the Orthodox Jews. For example, Cooper writes,

"... it is utterly impossible to locate the fulfillment of this prediction (i.e., the Gog/Magog War) after the Millennial Age. It cannot be placed at the beginning of the Millennium, nor at the end of the Tribulation. It must, therefore, be located (at the beginning) of the Tribulation, because there is no other logical place for it to occur since the three other dates are impossible ...

"There will (thus) be a time between now and the beginning of the Tribulation when [this war will occur which will initiate the seven years of the Tribulation Period]."

This thesis is substantiated in a somewhat backhanded way by Ezekiel 39 when the prophet reveals that a full SEVEN years will be needed to clear away the wreckage of the Gog/Magog War:

"And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons ... and they shall burn them with fire SEVEN years ..." (Ezek. 39:9)

The seven years referred to here by Ezekiel could be none other than the seven years of the Tribulation Period - since no such seven years will follow Armageddon; after Armageddon, the beasts of the field and the fouls of the air will clear away the wreckage - and that by divine direction and in a short period of time. Then the Millennium will begin - there is no seven year interval here.

Thus, the Gog/Magog War will immediately precede the events of the Tribulation period. There is, as Cooper suggests, simply no other place to put it which will conform to the pertinent Scriptures; and it (i.e., the Gog/Magog War) will initiate the great happenings of that era (i.e., the Tribulation Period).

It should be noted in reference to the Gog/Magog War described above that this great conflict has nothing to do with the conflict described in Revelation 20:8; the war that is described there takes place AFTER the Millennium (Rev. 20:7), while the conflict which is described in the passages above and later in Daniel clearly takes place BEFORE the Millennium.

"Gog" is obviously a reference to an evil, angelic prince who possesses Satanic dominion over those nations which have arrayed themselves against Israel - much in the same way that the "Prince of Persia" and the "Prince of Grecia" (Greece) [described in Daniel (i.e., Daniel 10:13-20) with whom Michael, the archangel of God, fought] possess. Evidently, Gog will be loosed with the devil one final time after the Millennium (please see Revelation 20:7-8).

The Gog/Magog War, then, will precede the Tribulation and will act as a catalyst for the great events of that period, while Armageddon will bring to a conclusion the events of the Tribulation Period. A FAIR READING OF THE PASSAGES IN SCRIPTURE THAT DEAL WITH THESE GREAT WARS WILL YIELD NO OTHER RESULT.

_____________________________

APPENDIX 2
EXAMINING THE ESCHATOLOGY
OF THE NEW SUPER-STATE

The eschatology of the new super-state will be based on a form of Christian Zionism that submerges Israel a mere appendage of the church and elevates the United States to the status of God's REDEEMER NATION.

The eschatology of the new super-state will be based on a form of Christian Zionism that submerges Israel a mere appendage of the church and elevates the United States to the status of God's REDEEMER NATION. This eschatology is supported by such men and women as Charles Stanley, D. James Kennedy, Tim LaHaye, the late John Wimber, Juan Carlos Ortiz, C. Peter Wagner, Beverley LaHaye, Ern Baxter, Kenneth Copeland, the late Kenneth Hagin, Oral Roberts, Richard Roberts, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Chuck Colson, Jack Hayford, David Yonggi Cho (yes, even Cho who isn't an American, but a Korean), Robert Stearns, Mike Bickle, Reuven Doron, Che Ahn, Frank Hammond, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, John Eckhardt, Bobbie Byerly, Dutch Sheets, Jim Goll, John Paul Jackson, James Ryle, Frank Damazio, Ed Silvoso, Carlos Annacondia, Claudio Freidzon, Roger Mitchell, Ted Haggart, Paul Cain, Chuck Pierce, Rick Joyner, Kingsley Fletcher, Jim Laffoon, Barbara Wentroble, ad infinitum all of whom, as we just suggested, fervently believe in America as the REDEEMER NATION destined by God to conquer the world for "Christ and the church."

That eschatology is as follows:

  1. The world is plunged into a time of political and spiritual crisis, one which threatens the world with chaos and the church with destruction. [Dominionists believe we have been in this phase of the "end of days" for a long time now as evidenced by the decline of America's older, euro-centered, Christian civilization, the removal of prayer from the schools, and the concomitant emergence of secular-humanism, militant feminism, homosexuality, pornography, rampant liberalism, etc., etc.]
  1. The Lord brings revival to the church. Dominionists believe that that's what is beginning to happen now with the "new charismatic movement," the growing ecumenism between and among the various branches of Christianity, the "Signs and Wonders" movement, and most especially with what C. Peter Wagner calls the "New Apostolic Reformation." [Please see our article on this phenomenon: "Today's Church: Making Zombies out of Christians - The New Prophets and Apostles Movement."]
  1. This revival results in the end of the church's divisions and the rule of the "apostles and prophets."
  1. The "Gospel of the Kingdom" is preached in America first; America is "revived" as the REDEEMER NATION, which leads ultimately to the conversion and eventual conquest by the REDEEMER NATION (i.e., America) of the world.
  1. This results finally in the CONVERSION OF ISRAEL, and the judgment of those who refuse to convert.
  1. The Lord returns.

NOTE: Now it's important to note that the dominionist model as depicted here is not an eschatological model that is well organized or very well thought-out - and most certainly it is not based on any kind of systematic treatment of the Word. Indeed, one will search in vain for any theological coherence in it at all. Within the world created by this system, one will find very few people arguing over its details. There are no details, only broad generalizations and a good deal of talk about a coming "Great Revival," "taking back territory from the enemy," "demonic principalities and powers," the "Coming of Christ in oneself" (i.e., the "Grail Quest" and the "search for inner purity"), and that kind of thing. [Please see our article, "The Doctrine Of The Antichrist, The Search For Moral Purity, And Misogyny," "The Obermenschen (Supermen) of Kenneth Hagin, Bennie Hinn and John Wimber" and "The War against Women."]

"Taking back territory" from the "enemy" - whether in oneself or in the world - that's what the dominionist mindset is all about - and when one "takes enough territory back," Christ will come again.

America as God's REDEEMER NATION

_____________________________

APPENDIX 3
LUTHER AND THE JEWS

The gloves will come off, the smiles will disappear, and the knives will surely be unsheathed then. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO LUTHER - and you can be sure that it will happen again!

MARTIN LUTHER: A JILTED LOVER

"Therefore the blind Jews are truly stupid fools..."

***

"Now just behold these miserable, blind, and senseless people."

***

"... their blindness and arrogance are as solid as an iron mountain."

***

"Learn from this, dear Christian, what you are doing if you permit the blind Jews to mislead you. Then the saying will truly apply, 'When a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into the pit' [cf. Luke 6:39]. You cannot learn anything from them except how to misunderstand the divine commandments..."

***

"Therefore be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer self glory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God.

***

"Moreover, they are nothing but thieves and robbers who daily eat no morsel and wear no thread of clothing which they have not stolen and pilfered from us by means of their accursed usury. Thus they live from day to day, together with wife and child, by theft and robbery, as arch thieves and robbers, in the most impenitent security."

***

"However, they have not acquired a perfect mastery of the art of lying; they lie so clumsily and ineptly that anyone who is just a little observant can easily detect it. But for us Christians they stand as a terrifying example of God's wrath."

A FESTERING SORE

A festering sore

The very real fact of the matter is, the continued existence of the Jewish people as a separate, distinct and UNBELIEVING entity OUTSIDE the church will have to be explained somehow - this isn't the way things are supposed to happen according to the "model" being pushed by today's evangelical church. The presence of unconverted Jews in the Holy Land could not help but be a festering sore to the eschatology of Reuven Doren, C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs and the like.

Maybe if the Jews could just remain quiet and crawl away into some obscure corner of the world and stay there, perhaps that would be enough. But their continued presence in the Holy Land - where the church of James Ryle, Barbara Wentroble, Jack Hayford, Texe Marrs, etc. is busy "setting up shop" - is too much, especially in light of their REFUSAL to recognize the church's primacy!!

It will directly challenge the eschatological undergirding of the Apostate Church, and ipso facto, the authority of America's "New World Order System" which now - in the religious fervor and hype of the moment - has come to be undergirded by this theology. What to do?

WHAT TO DO?

The devil is animating the Jews!

What to do? The answer is simple enough! - picture those Jews in the Holy Land who refuse to convert after the Gog / Magog War as agents of the Devil (after all, the church has been doing that for centuries and centuries). There certainly exists a large enough body of literature in the countless CONSPIRACY THEORIES about the Jews that abound in Christian circles to accommodate such thinking.

THE DEVIL IS ANIMATING THE JEWS! - that must be the answer! The Jewish people's reluctance to surrender their Old Testament promises to the church is of the devil. That's it! And their refusal to accord the AntiChrist (who is by now ensconced in the Holy Land passing himself off as their "savior") the deference and respect he thinks is due him for supposedly rescuing them from the "Islamic Horror," gives evidence to the fact of their hard-hearted and insensitive nature. [We urge you to see Chapter VI of the New Antipas Papers, "The Distinction between Israel and the Church."]

The Jews MUST be a tribe of witches.

Very obviously, it would appear that the conspiracy theories like the famous Simonini fabrication, Biarritz, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, The International Jew, etc., and conspiracy-theorists like Nesta Webster, the Abbe Barruel, Herman Goedsche, Gougenot des Mousseaux, Sergey Alexandrovich Nilus, Henry Ford, etc. were right about the Jews all along - the Jews MUST be a tribe of witches. [Please see our articles, "The Origins of the Illuminist Myth."]

Certainly the "Prophets and Apostles" like John Eckhardt and James Ryles would have very little trouble in believing such a thing - after all, by Eckhardt's own testimony, those who refuse to recognize the authority of the church (so-called) are motivated by a spirit of WITCHCRAFT. That's what he says:

"... false teachers (meaning those who oppose "The New Apostolic Reformation") carry a spirit of WITCHCRAFT."

Eckhardt continues:

"Among the dark spirits we must contend with today is a spirit of WITCHCRAFT... they relate to the Church's opposition today ... WITCHCRAFT is a major spirit that will challenge and attempt to stop the progress of the Church ..."

We need your help to spread the word concerning Antipas Ministries and the eschatological viewpoint it represents; WE NEED YOUR HELP BECAUSE WE DO NOT "LINK" WITH OTHER SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN" WEBSITES which are, for the most part, "in the tank" insofar as their loyalty to the United States is concerned - a loyalty that has made them partners in the BLOODY trail the American military has left in its TERROR-RIDDEN rampage throughout the world, as well as making them partners in the abject poverty that American corporations have imposed on the peoples and nations the American military machine has ravaged - A BLOODY, TERROR-RIDDEN RAMPAGE THAT HAS TO A LARGE DEGREE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME OF THE "PRINCE OF PEACE." [Please see our articles, "The Third World as a Model for the New World Order," Inside the American New World Order System" and "The American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago."]

YOU CAN HELP BY EMAILING THIS ARTICLE TO
YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

PRESS HERE


HOME | ARTICLES | ABOUT US | SUPPORT US | CONTACT US
© Antipas Ministries