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The vision of the Seventy Weeks is CENTRAL to any understanding of the methodology (as it were) pursued by God in His prosecution of the American New World Order System; it lays out the events of the Tribulation Period. [Please read #1, "The World Is to Be Judged;" #2, "The Trial or Tribulation Begins: The Church Is Called as a Witness"; and #3, Israel Is Called as a Witness."]
The vision itself is contained in the Book of Daniel, chapter nine. Daniel had a vision of Seventy Weeks that were determined on his people to finish their transgressions, make an end of their sins and bring in everlasting righteousness as described in Revelation 22:1-5:
"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
"And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
"And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." (Rev. 21:2)
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. (Revelation 21:1-5)
The expression, Seventy Weeks, should really be read seventy sevens. Whether these sevens are days, weeks, or years is to be determined by the context in which they are used. The period of the Seventy Weeks is essentially divided into two parts by the prophet: the first sixty-nine weeks [or sevens (which itself is also divided into two parts - from the decree of the king to the restoration of Jerusalem (seven weeks); and from the restoration (verse 25b-27a) to Messiah, (sixty-two weeks)], and then the final Seventieth Week.
Daniel had been studying the prophecy of Jeremiah and had learned from it that the seventy years of the Babylonian captivity were drawing to a close (the captivity had begun in B.C. 606, and sixty-eight years had elapsed since then). This discovery thrilled Daniel and he set his face towards God and poured out his soul in one of the most wonderful prayers recorded in the Scriptures. (Daniel 9:1-9)
His prayer was interrupted by the appearance of the angel Gabriel, who had been sent at the commencement of Daniel's prayer to give Daniel understanding in the matter. Daniel was told that sixty-nine weeks (sevens) would pass from the going forth of the commandment to "restore and build Jerusalem unto Messiah the Prince" (Christ).
The date of the commandment is given in Nehemiah 2:1 as the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes, the king, which was the fourteenth day of March, B.C. 445. The day when Jesus rode in triumphal entry into Jerusalem as Messiah the Prince was Palm Sunday, April 6, A.D. 32. But the time between March 14, B.C. 445 and April 6, A.D. 32 is much more than sixty-nine literal weeks. What explanation is there to this?
We are confronted with a cipher, a puzzle.
It is clear to every careful student of the Word of God that there is a "time element" in the Scriptures. We come across such expressions of time as hours, days, weeks, months, years (all of which are used in cipher-like contexts), and finally, such exotic expressions as "time, times, and the dividing of time." To be intelligible and to avoid confusion, they must all be interpreted on the same scale. What is that scale? It is given in Numbers 14:34:
"After the number of the days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years."
The Lord's scale, then, is that a day stands for a year.
Also, we must not forget that there are years of different lengths. The Lunar Year has 354 days. The Calendar Year has 360 days. The Solar Year has 365 days. The Julian Year has 365-1/4 days. Which of these years shall we use in our calculations?
The key is once again found in the Word of God. In Genesis 8:3 (in the account of the Flood), we find that the five months from the 17th day of the second month until the 17th day of the seventh month was reckoned as 150 days, or thirty days to a month or 360 days to a year. So a "Prophetic Year" is 360 days.
No more careful study has been made of the problem of the Seventy Weeks of Daniel than that by Sir Robert Anderson in the Coming Prince. Anderson reckons the chronology of the Sixty-Nine weeks thus:
In addition to being a renowned Bible scholar, Anderson was the first head of Scotland Yard.
"From the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks and threescore and two weeks. An era therefore of sixty-nine 'weeks', or 483 prophetic years reckoned from the 14th of March, B.C. 445, should close with some event to satisfy the words, 'unto the Messiah the Prince'. No student of the gospel narrative can fail to see that the Lord's last visit to Jerusalem was not only in fact, but in the purpose of it, the crisis of His ministry ... Now the twofold testimony of His words and His works had been fully rendered, and His entry into the Holy City was to proclaim His Messiahship and to receive His Doom ...
"And the date of it can be ascertained. In accordance with the Jewish custom, the Lord went up to Jerusalem upon the 8th Nisan, 'six days before the Passover'. But as the 14th, on which the Paschal Supper was eaten, fell that year upon Thursday, the 8th was the preceding Friday. He must have spent the Sabbath, therefore, at Bethany; and on the evening of the 9th, after the Sabbath had ended, the Supper took place in Martha's house. Upon the following day, the 10th Nisan, He entered Jerusalem as recorded in the Gospels. The Julian date of that 10th Nisan was Sunday the 6th April, A.D. 32.
"What then was the length of the period intervening between the issuing of the decree to rebuild Jerusalem and the public advent of 'Messiah the Prince' - between the 14th March, B.C. 445, and the 6th April, A.D. 32? THE INTERVAL CONTAINED EXACTLY AND TO THE VERY DAY 173,880 DAYS, OR SEVEN TIMES SIXTY-NINE PROPHETIC YEARS OF 360 DAYS, the first sixty-nine weeks of Gabriel's prophecy."
Anderson arrives at his figures as follows:
"The 1st Nisan in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes [the edict to rebuild Jerusalem] was 14 March, B.C. 445. The 10th Nisan in Passion Week [Christ's entry into Jerusalem] was 6th April, A.D. 32. The intervening period was 476 years and 24 days [the days being reckoned inclusively, as required by the language of the prophecy, and in accordance with the Jewish practice].
DAYS 476 x 36 = 173,740 days Add 14 March to 6th April, both inclusive = 24 days Add for leap years = 116 days 173,880 days
What do we come up with then?
"Sixty-nine weeks of prophetic years of 360 days [or 69 x 7 x 360] =173,880 days."
Thus, as J. Dwight Pentecost of Dallas Theological Seminary suggests,
"... Anderson shows us that the sixty-nine weeks began with the decree to rebuild Jerusalem and terminated at the triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the Sunday of the week of the Lord's death. The corrected reading of Luke 19:42, spoken as our Lord came into Jerusalem on that day is most significant: 'if thou also hadst known, even on this day, the things which belong to thy [Jerusalem's] peace; but now they are hid from thine eyes'. The accuracy of Daniel's prophecy is observed in that he states 'after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off' (Dan. 9:26)."
NOW THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT HOW EXTRAORDINARY THIS ALL IS: THE CIPHER IS EXACT RIGHT TO THE VERY DAY FROM THE DECREE TO REBUILD JERUSALEM TO CHRIST'S TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM. Equaled
Then the Scriptures indicate that there was to be a break in God's "program" (as it were) with Israel which would occur between the Sixty-Ninth and the Seventieth Weeks; and that this break would continue to a future time when a regathered Israel - an Israel that had been restored into the mainstream of God's work - would be duped into making a treaty with God's great enemy, the American New World Order System, a treaty that would result in a terrible war that would kill off five-sixths of the population of the Middle East (i.e., the Gog/Magog War].
Why the 2,000-year break? - so that God could begin His gracious work with the church and take the gospel to the gentile nations. The Seventieth Week itself would commence with a "COVENANT (see above) "THAT IS MADE WITH THE MANY [ISRAEL] FOR ONE WEEK," or seven years.
Interestingly - and very significantly - the time when God dealt exclusively with Israel was 2,000 years - from Abraham to Christ.
And the time that God dealt with the church by taking the gospel to the gentile nations was also 2,000 years - from Christ to today.
The Seventieth Week, which will be of a seven-year duration as indicated above, can be divided into two periods, each of a three-and-a-half-year duration [1,260 days, 42 months, "time (1 year), times (2 years) and half a time (one half year)"], the first half being known in Scripture as the "BEGINNING OF SORROWS" (Matt. 24:8), and the second half as the "GREAT TRIBULATION" (Rev. 7:14).
Thus, we have a course of events which spans a period of seven years and which is marked off into two distinct periods by three well defined events. These events are as follows:
In dealing with the matter of the Seventieth Week, we shall divide our study between the first half of the Seventieth Week and the second half.
We begin with the first half of the Tribulation Period – "THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS." The pertinent verses are found in Chapter 24 of the Book of Matthew:
"And as he (Christ) sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world?
"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
"For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ: and shall deceive many.
"And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
"For nations shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in diverse places.
"ALL THESE THINGS ARE THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS.
"Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
"And then shall many [who have merely professed to be Christians] be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another
"And many false prophets shall rise, and shall DECEIVE many.
"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
"But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
"AND THIS GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM SHALL BE PREACHED IN ALL THE WORLD FOR A WITNESS UNTO ALL NATIONS, AND THEN SHALL THE END COME." (Matthew 24:3-14)
Note carefully the word of warning that Christ gave His disciples:
"Take heed that no man DECEIVE you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."
Once again - as in so many other portions of the Prophetic Scriptures - the warning about DECEPTION.
I Tim. 4:1-2 is very specific about the matter of DECEPTION in the Later Years; it explicitly confirms this cause of great peril to the church in the closing days of this era, and how Satan will break in upon her members, and by DECEPTION beguile many:
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils."
These spirits are not the beautiful beings they portray themselves to be, but are in fact death phantoms.
Pay particular attention to the words "... giving heed to SEDUCING spirits ..." In other words, beware of those who claim to have a special channel to God that no one else has; be very careful of those who cannot back up their dreams with Scripture.
THESE ARE THE FALSE PROPHETS against which the Bible warns us!!
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
The events (including the timeline) of the first half of the Tribulation (Trial) are as follows:
FIRST THREE AND A HALF YEARS OF THE TRIBULATION (TRIAL)
Israel signs defense pact with America
Testimony of Israel and the church against Trump’s New World Order
Gog/Magog War is fought resulting in a victory for US and Israel
Jews attempt to rebuild Temple excluding Christians from helping
Fighting between dominionist Christians and REAL Jews begins. Persecution of REAL Jews becomes intense.
Persecution of REAL Christian who refuse to support antiChrist’s New World Order System New by dominionist Christians begins and intensifies.
THE ABOMIMATION OF DESOLATION
As indicated in the chart above, the first half of the Tribulation (Trial) – ie., THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS – will last for a period of three and a half years (or 1,260 days, or 42 months, or "time, times and half a time)." It will be characterized by wars, pestilences, earthquakes, famines and a plethora of other "natural phenomena" – as if the earth itself is crying out against the pretensions of the antiChrist's New World Order System and waiting restlessly for the "MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SONS OF GOD." [Please see our article "The Trial (or Tribulation) Begins." ]
The trial (tribulation period) will begin, as Sir Robert Anderson has suggested - when Israel signs a defense pact with God's great enemy, The American New World Order System. By signing a defense pact with the United States, Israel has disrespected God. God is outraged. Why? - because in her hour of need and surrounded by the forces of radical Islam, Israel turned for her protection to God's great enemy, the antiChrist's New World Order System. [Please see our recent article, "The Trial Continues; Israel Is Called to Testify against the American New World Order System."]
The Gog/Magog War will break out shortly thereafter and will result in a victory for the Israeli-American alliance. (Ezekiel 37: 1-11) Dominionist Christians such as John Hagee mistakenly believe that the Gog/Magog War is Armageddon. IT IS NOT! As a result, they conclude that Israel as a nation and people will convert to Christianity. THEY DO NOT! [Please see part 4 in Chapter XV in the New Antipas Papers, "Differentiating Between The Gog/Magog War And Armageddon." please also see "The Enemies of God," Part 1; this particular article examines Pastor Hagee's (Christians United for Israel) involvement in purposely not differentiating between the Gog / Magog War and Armageddon in order to buttress their dominionist eschatology.]
Now that Israel's enemies are no more, the Jews will attempt to rebuild their Temple, excluding Christian participation in its rebuilding. The question arises, naturally enough, What will happen when the Jews refuse not only to convert but also exclude any Christian participation in rebuilding the Temple; and then - as if to add insult to injury - CLAIM THAT ISRAEL - AND NOT THE CHURCH - IS GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE ON EARTH? What will happen then? Think of the wrath that this will provoke among Christian dominionists! The gloves will come off, the smiles will disappear, and the knives will surely be unsheathed. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH LUTHER - and you can be sure that it will happen again! [Please see our recent article, "The Trial Continues; Israel Is Called to Testify against the American New World Order System."]
Fighting between Dominionist Christians and racial Jews will break out.
The refusal of the Jews to convert will have to be explained somehow - this isn't the way things are supposed to happen according to the "dominionist model" which today is the preeminent view of the church. [Please see Frederick Clarkson's article, "The Rise of Dominionism; Remaking America as a Christian Nation."]
It is here – precisely here – that today's messianic congregations could very well be entrapped as a toady for the antiChrist's New World Order System – especially those Messianic Congregations that are made up largely of gentile believers. Dominionists will no doubt attempt to pass the Messianic Congregations – which again are irretrievably tied to them – into replacing those RACIAL Jews (ie., those so-called "mean-spirited Jews" who have forbidden the Dominionist Christians to participate in the rebuilding of the Temple) - as REAL Jews; at the same time they will attempt to pass off RACIAL Jews as the kind of imposters described by Luther, thus legitimizing their "doctrine of end times." [Please see our recent article, "The Trial Continues; Israel Is Called to Testify against the American New World Order System."]
The persecution of real Christians – ie., those who refuse to support the antiChrist's New World Order System and give succor to RACIAL Jews – will begin.
The history of what we today call the church is a sordid and shameful history, every bit as sordid and shameful as the history of Israel. It is full of murder, lust, envy, money-grubbing, animosity, sexual perversion and on, and on, and on; but in the midst of all this evil, hatred and lust there has been a silver cord of God's grace as MANIFESTED in the lives of Christ's GENUINE followers who in all times and in all places have existed. These are the true WITNESSES of God, AND IT IS EXACTLY THESE TRUE FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST WHO IN THE TRIAL THAT IS NOW "BEING PLAYED OUT" WILL CONSTITUTE THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CHURCH AS ONE OF THE TWO WITNESSES DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE TRIBULATION.
These are people such as Paul of Tarsus, Savonarola, Dom Hélder Câmara, Hudson Taylor, CT Studd, Johannas Guttenberg, those Coptic Christians who died recently at the hands of Islamists in Libya, those school girls in Nigeria who chose death rather than renouncing their faith in Christ, those Christians who brought the Cherokee Nation to Christ and then chose to accompany them when they were mercilessly exiled by the U.S. to a land barely able to sustain life.
The Abomination of Desolation will occur bringing to an end the first half of the Tribulation period. [More about this matter in our next article.]
All of the above evidence (#s 1-5) is entered into the criminal proceedings against antiChrist's New World Order System. THE EVIDENCE IS DAMNING! – and results in the antiChrist throwing off all pretensions of being a Christian and revealing himself as the SON OF PERDITION – all of which will lead inevitably to the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION (# 6 above)
Now in all of this I earnestly implore you again to bear in mind what prophecy is all about: Prophecy is like a road sign saying: "Slow down, sharp right hand turn ahead!"
But if we fail to heed the sign, if we fail to slow down before we get to the turn, it will be too late to brake once we finally get there, and we will surely slide off the road and crash.
Like a road sign, prophecy tells us things before they happen so that we can take evasive action before events catch up with us.
If we wait until they finally overtake us, it will be too late to do anything - we will crash!
Watch, therefore, for the "signs of the times" – and don't wait to take action. You may wait too long! Jesus said,
"... When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering.
"... O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?" (Matt. 16:2-3)
And Paul warns us,
"But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober." (I Thess. 5:4-6)
The road-signs of prophecy as laid out in the vision of the Seventy Weeks point out five different places in the first half of the Seventieth Week that can lead Christians astray:
The FIRST road sign (see # 1 above) warns Christians not to join in the general ecstasy of Christians regarding the alliance that the antiChrist will make with Israel. If one is not careful, he will be drawn into the "triumphalism" of apostate Christians in seducing Israel into an alliance with God's great enemy, the American New World Order System. [Once again, we urge you to see our recent article, "The Trial Continues; Israel Is Called to Testify against the American New World Order System."]
The SECOND road sign (see # 2 above) warns Christians to not give credence to the belief that the Gog/Magog War is in fact Armageddon. If Christians fail to recognize this fact they will inevitably be drawn into the dominionist theology that is today the prevalent theology (eschatology) of "end times." [Once again, we urge read, "Distinguishing between the Gog/Magog War and Armageddon;" please also see Chapter XV in the New Antipas Papers, "The Gog/Magog War."]
The THIRD road sign (see # 3 above) warns Christians not to allow themselves to being drawn into the anger of dominionist Christians when the Jews begin to rebuild their Temple and exclude Christians from participation in its rebuilding. Rather, REAL Christians are to give succor to those RACIAL Jews that dominionist Christians will surely begin to persecute. [Again, please see our recent article, "The Trial Continues; Israel Is Called to Testify against the American New World Order System."]
The FOURTH road sign (see # 4 above) warns Christians to avoid at all costs from being drawn not only into the persecution that dominionist Christians will surely initiate against RACIAL Jews when they refuse to convert, thus exposing the lie concerning their twisted eschatology.
It also warns legitimate Messianic Congregations from being used by dominionists to present themselves as REAL Jews in order to legitimize the dominionists' twisted doctrine of "end times." REAL Christians are instead to give succor to those RACIAL Jews that dominionist Christians will surely begin to persecute. [Again, please see our recent article, "The Trial Continues; Israel Is Called to Testify against the American New World Order System."]
The FIFTH road sign warns REAL Christians that they will be persecuted by dominionist Christians – and not to give way to the "easy out" of not taking an OPEN and PUBLIC stand against dominionist Christians. [Please see our article, "The Trial (or Tribulation) Begins."]
Brothers and sisters, do not be cavalier about these admonitions of Scripture – THESE ADMONITIONS ARE MEANT FOR YOU! – to see you safely through the Tribulation Period. They have been unlocked in these "Last Days" for your specific benefit.
Many very godly men and women over the years have longed to see what you are seeing, including Daniel; for the truth is Daniel had no understanding of the prophecy that had been delivered into his hands:
"I [Daniel] heard what he [Christ] said, but I didn't understand what he meant, so I said, 'Sir, how will this come out'?
But it was not to be so. Instead Christ told Daniel:
"... Go now, Daniel, FOR WHAT I HAVE SAID IS NOT TO BE UNDERSTOOD UNTIL THE TIME OF THE END (i.e., until the latter days). Daniel 12:1, 3, 5-9
HOWEVER, NOW IS THE "TIME OF THE END – and the secrets that so many good and righteous men and women have desired to have disclosed to them are now being revealed to you. These admonishments are not meant to frighten you, but are meant as a guide to direct you through the events of the "end of days."
The question before you is: Is the faith you say you have in Jesus and the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD real, or is it nothing more than a false front. If you willingly ignore this guidance you will surely fall into Satan's trap. To paraphrase a Scripture,
"... Professing yourself to be wise, you have become a fool ..." (Romans 1:22)
NEXT TIME -
The Abomination of Desolation
Recently I published a letter to our many readers. In it I expressed the opinion that - contrary to my former belief that Trump would win the election and emerge as the antiChrist - it now appears that from any reasonable standpoint a Trump victory in the upcoming election is not possible given the extremely malicious and unfair bias directed against him by anti-Christian secularists, the media, the Republican and Democratic party elites, the free traders (ie., the globalists), those who advocate unlimited immigration (ie., the Chamber of Commerce), Wall Street, etc.
In return I received a plethora of HATE emails saying that in "smearing" Trump as the antiChrist over the last several months I have exposed myself as a slanderer, a liar, a fraud, a cheat and on, and on, and on; that I had been defaming the only person who could save the Christian community in our country, and also our Constitution; in addition, in "sliming" Trump I have exposed myself as possessing the spirit of antiChrist myself - and that if Trump ever emerged as the victor in the upcoming election, the church would be well served if I were to be brought before some kind of Christian council, denounced and then somehow or other punished.
Interestingly, however, in asserting that I should be denounced and punished by a "Christian council" - one acting on behalf of all Christians in the country - they are themselves fulfilling a prophetic warning given for the sake of REAL Christians and against themselves found in Mark 13:9:
"... take heed to yourselves: for they [ie., the Christian leaders of today's apostate church] shall deliver you up to councils; and in the ... [churches] ye shall be beaten … [and some even killed]." (Mark 13:9)
Laying that prophetic Scripture aside, I have no doubt that many of my detractors would be surprised to learn that in a very real way, I believe that Trump is indeed SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER; that is to say, to the corrupt and criminal Clinton Machine, to anti-Christian secularists, to the media, to the Republican and Democratic party elites, to the free traders (ie., globalists such as Zbigniew, Brzezinski, Bill Gates, Jack Welsh, David Rockefeller, etc.), to those who advocate unlimited immigration (ie., the Chamber of Commerce and its business allies that support cheap labor, the "Right to Work Council," La Raza, etc.), to Wall Street, etc.
BUT ALL THESE SEEMINGLY WORTHY DEMONSTRATIONS OF CONCERN BY TRUMP FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND IN PARTICULAR THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, ARE EXACTLY THE ONES THAT THE ANTICHRIST IS PROPHESIED TO EXHIBIT IN ATTRACTING CHRISTIANS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OVER IN SUPPORT OF HIM.
However, we need to forget what our emotions, sentiments and passions and also our so-called Christians friends and relatives are crying out for us to do as people of faith and patriotic Americans --- i.e., to slavishly support Trump --- and examine closely what the Scriptures are telling us; ask yourself HONESTLY the following questions: