by John Greene
Yahshua [Jesus] warned His disciples of the terrible events and persecution that would occur from His sacrifice to the moment of His Second Coming. At least, these events are what most people focus on. These events are signs of the age, now on a global basis. Along with these signs certain expectations have developed. One of these end time events anxiously watched for is “the Antichrist.” (Mark 13; Matthew 24-25; Luke 21). However, Yahshua [Jesus] does not refer to the antichrist in the singular. In fact, multitudes of Christians, including ‘scholars,’ commonly assume that Yahshua [Jesus] is referring to what John actually calls antichrists or antimessiahs. The word Yahshua [Jesus] used exclusively is in Greek, ‘pseudochristos’. Clearly, He is pointing to pretenders and self-deluded persons seeking to bring others after themselves: false disciples, prophets, and false messiahs that would call others to follow them:
“For false messiahs and false prophets shall arise, and they shall show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones.” – Matthew 24:24, ISR98
The common understanding of a singular ‘Antichrist’ is said to be derived and supported by many teachers from numerous Bible verses in Daniel and Revelation (Daniel 7:20-21, 24-27, 8:23-25; Revelation 13:3-18), although using this understanding alone is only implied by ignoring the whole of Bible context. Remember too that the words he and his are often only implied as a translation device, but this does not necessarily reveal the truth for the casual Bible reader, which turns out to be most of the leadership over many Christians. If these leaders really knew the Word of our Heavenly Father, surely they would reveal His truth! Yet, this is not the case. (Matthew 6:5-13; “Heavenly Father Has a Name“) Most likely, the singular ‘Antichrist’ originated and was popularized from Muslim teaching of their Antichrist, the ‘Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal.’
Many believe that the prophetic language of Daniel speaks of a fierce king (melek) in the latter time of the empire as the falling away from the knowledge of our Heavenly Father [YHWH] comes to completion. Daniel speaks of these as transgressors. This falling away from YHWH is not new, but the size of world scene is. In the meantime, the attention that is focused on this singular ‘Antichrist’ can easily distract you from being involved in what is important, the work that all disciples of the Messiah are to be involved with. The reality is that most world leaders, including multitudes of religious leaders, supplant YHWH’s Word and promote a counterfeit expression of authority. This has been going on since the sacrifice of Messiah. This deception can sway you from devoting yourself wholly to Messiah, and most importantly, being separated from the world to His purpose. Imagining that a really bad man is coming (not yet arrived) to muck up the world likely causes you to think more of yourself that you ought. This also focuses your attention on looking for a ‘really bad guy’ instead of many false teachers and ‘little bad guys’ that mislead and seduce. This also ignores the idolatry that could live in each of our own lives. Instead of focusing on using the Bible as your own mirror and revealing YHWH’s track of righteousness to others, you are looking for the ultimate evil in someone else. We certainly pray that this is not the case for you. Don’t be stumbled by the confusion of religion and fables of the world. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“; “The Politics of Pride“)
In this prophecy, this fierce kingdom and those transgressors unite, coming against what remains, a comparative remnant of YHWH’s people with great cunning and deceit, by implication a form of witchcraft. This kind of pervasive nationalism is not new, but this political and philosophical stronghold over the world is. The net of deceit is spread to encompass the entire world, in fulfillment of Bible prophecy in this age. Most of Christianity doesn’t see the influence of the world, fully deceived by the clever machinations of man and Satan. These machinations have been in place for some time. (Romans 12:1-3; “In the News: Political Interfaith Envy”)
Most professed Christians don’t understand that the context of the Bible recognizes that all rebellion against the Spirit of our Heavenly Father is as witchcraft. “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…” (John 8:44-45; James 3:5; Exodus 22:18; Deuteronomy 18:14; 1 Samuel 15:22-23; Isaiah 1:2. 2:6; Psalm 107:11; Nehemiah 9:26) The witchcraft of rebellion has corrupted this age through deceit and distortion, with the intent of gaining control and power over all men and women, even within the assembly or body of Messiah. (2 Timothy 3:6-8; Deuteronomy 18:10-11; Jeremiah 5:23; Isaiah 30:9; Revelation 21:8, 22:15) When you are deceived or controlled by this corruption and delusion, you are not walking in YHWH’s truth. Instead, you are enslaved to the dark forces of this world.
The elect will continue to seek after the truth of YHWH.
“Not all that say to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ enter into the purpose of the Kingdom of Heaven. To the contrary, he that yields the purpose of My Father in Heaven. Many say to Me in that Day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and in Your Name cast out devils and in Your Name yielded many miracles? Then at that time I will agree with the authority of Heaven, them I never knew. You! Depart from Me ministers of wickedness.” – Matthew 7:21-23, direct translation
Christians and their professed leaders aren’t rightly dividing the Word of our Heavenly Father, to what will be to their eternal detriment. Don’t make their detriment yours. (Isaiah 57:1-5, 57:7-8, 57:10-12; Micah 5:12) Most of Christianity ignores or misunderstands the context of the apostle John in scripture. (1 John 2:18, 22, 4:3; 2 John 1:7) As always, he addressed his brothers, disciples of like faith.
“Little children, now is the last age, and just as you understand that antimessiahs will come, even now have come many antimessiahs. On this account, we understand that this is the last age. They departed from us, indeed they were not from us. Because if they had been from us, they would have continued with us. – indeed it was revealed that none of them were from us. And you have been anointed by the Set-apart One, and know all thoroughly. I did not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. Who is the liar, except the one denying that Yahshua is the Messiah? This one is an antimessiah, denying the Father and the Son.” – 1 John 2:18-22, P4T
In our translation and study of scripture, we find that the ‘Antichrist’ is actually a collective of men and women, operating in any capacity together or separately. These antichrists are primarily concerned with their own wealth and well-being, seeking to subvert Bible truth as apostates or idolators, substituting their own version of ‘truth’ in the place of YHWH and Yahshua [Jesus]. When John initially writes about these antichrists in text, he is speaking about those that have fallen away from the first century gathering or assembly of believers through substitution. They substituted the Son with their own idolatrous christ or messiah. They fell away because they did not belong in the assembly of the body of Messiah. They were or became spiritual deviants. They were not of the same Spirit. They longed after the world, the kosmos, the decoration of man’s order. They were apostates, rebels against YHWH. They did not stay true to the truth of the Word that they had learned. This is the primary context that John uses to define the antichrists or antimessiahs. John speaks of these antichrists as those that deny that Yahshua [Jesus] is the Messiah. The primary context is aimed at those that stray from personal trust in the Word that the Messiah presented. Could this be the real truth behind defining what John was really talking about? You could easily reason that an antichrist (or antimessiah) is one that stands against ‘Christ’ or one that stands instead of Him, as a supplanter. To supplant can also apply to the label ‘Christ’ instead of properly identifying Yahshua the Messiah. Disciples need to be certain about who they are talking about and who they are giving service and worship to. John makes a point that the antichrist (antimessiah) deny the Messiah by their actions, while claiming to preserve and extend what Yahshua [Jesus] the Master did.
Many antichrists (antimessiahs), both with prominence and without it, have existed throughout the history that we hear about today. One institution and the men that lead this institution stand out as antichrists through a Roman line, even if they really never had known the same truth that first century disciples did. Another institution and its leaders stand out as opposition to the Messiah through a Persian line. The Roman line has ruled through politics, fraternal organizations, religious power and the business world, notably through a global banking empire. The Persian line has ruled through politics, religious and business power, with its own banking system. Both can be ‘pseudochristos’ by the definition of Yahshua [Jesus], only one can claim to be ‘antichristos’ when the original intent of John is used. (Mark 13:6, 22; Matthew 24:5, 15, 24) Neither line has truly died, but has continued into the present. These and other influences have deceived and corrupted the world, even as other false messiahs have been represented to suit the taste of the follower. (Acts 20:30; 2 Thessalonians 2:3)
You will see others that come to seek your devotion. A ‘new age’ religious system has been working toward this opportunity for quite some time. This and others seek to substitute the truth of YHWH for another truth of their own making. The antichrist-antimessiah Beast system is setting you up now, expecting that you and most of mankind will receive and obey what they say, even because some claim that scripture says so. They will ply their influence through clever advertising and behind-the-scenes deceit. It can be as simple as introducing you to the benefits of eastern meditation and yogic exercises. Some may misquote and misrepresent YWHW’s Word, turning it into a humanistic teaching of man. Satan isn’t picky as long as you make a choice, any choice, in rebellion to YHWH. Satan seeks to elevate himself to the position of Messiah, even taking the place of YHWH. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 1 Peter 5:8) The intention is to have you so confused that you will be unable to act according to Bible truth, even as many Bible translators follow the agenda of their collective masters. This is why you must seek the truth for yourself through the Holy Spirit [Set Apart, Dedicated Spirit], making the Word of YHWH your own, willingly understanding the need for deeper knowledge, even becoming your own scholar by taking note of the original Bible languages and how these relate to your understanding. You must seek YHWH in prayer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit so that you are not deceived. (“Holy Spirit 101“; “Listening to the Holy Spirit“)
“Beloved ones, do not believe every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of Elohim, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of Elohim: Every spirit that confesses that Yahshua Messiah has come in the flesh is of Elohim, and every spirit that does not confess that Yahshua Messiah has come in the flesh is not of Elohim. And this is the spirit of the anti-messiah which you heard is coming, and now is already in the world. You are of Elohim, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world, therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of Elohim – the one knowing Elohim hears us. He who is not of Elohim does not hear us. By this we know the Spirit of the Truth and the spirit of the delusion. Beloved ones, let us love one another, because love is of Elohim, and everyone who loves has been born of Elohim, and knows Elohim.” – 1 John 4:1-7, ISR98
Everyone that agrees or is in harmony with (homologeo) Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah is of our Heavenly Father, YHWH. Salvation is through Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah alone. (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Peter 3:15) In the first century, the antichrist or antimessiah spirit was already in the world. John was warning his brothers of like trust that the antichrists (antichristos) they heard about was among them in that time in the world. The antichrists (antimessiahs) of the world are separated from the children of YHWH. The truth is obvious through discernment gained in spiritual maturity through the Messiah and the Set-Apart Holy Spirit. In this way, disciples know truth from error. (“Discernment the World Doesn’t Have“; “Discernment: Having an Ear to Deeper Understanding“)
“I rejoiced greatly because I found some of your children walking in truth, as we received a command from the Father. And now I ask you, Kuria, not as though I wrote a fresh command to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. And this is the love, that we walk according to His commands.
This is the command, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it. Because many who are leading astray went out into the world who do not confess Yahshua Messiah as coming in the flesh. This one is he who is leading astray and the anti-messiah. See to yourselves, that we do not lose what we worked for, but that we might receive a complete reward. Everyone who is transgressing and not staying in the teaching of Messiah does not possess Elohim.
The one who stays in the teaching of Messiah possesses both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house nor greet him, for he who greets him shares in his wicked works.” – 2 John 1:4-11, ISR98
The person or body of people that do not willingly abide in, continue or actively seek the original teaching of Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah are not of YHWH, our Heavenly Father. They are of the world, the kosmos, the decoration of man’s system. These days, the deception and corruption is so rampant that seeing the truth of YHWH’s Word can be a challenge due to the counterfeit, the multitude of antichrists or antimessiahs that clamor for your attention and devotion. They color His word with their own seductive message, “having a form of godliness but denying its power.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5) Disciples of the Messiah are to have nothing to do with these people. The spirit of antichrist is not of YHWH’s people, but that spirit may seek to be among them, to tempt them or seduce them into straying toward another gospel. The beast and his false prophet have been in place for quite some time even though you may not have noticed either one. This son of perdition endangers the lives of everyone on earth through deception and distortion. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-12; Revelation 11:7, 13:5-8, 16:13; 17:8; “Building a Counterfeit Kingdom“; “Delusion & the Tightening Noose of the Beast System“)
In the end, only YHWH and the judgment of Yahshua [Jesus] will deliver mankind from its own path to self-destruction. In the meantime, clever religious and political leaders of men seek to fulfill Bible prophecy through a modern nation of Israel, the building of a “third temple,” through a battle of Armageddon or whatever way that they can imagine to bring about ‘God’s Kingdom’ on earth in their own power. This is the greatest deception that Christians and those that profess trust in the Messiah face. (“The Struggle of Kingdoms Involves You“; “Understanding Sin“)
The system of the Beast seeks to propagate itself forever, now under a new global reich or order. This new order is already in place through a global brotherhood of business and banking that holds the world in its grip through Rome, as even the leaders of men often quake with fear for any loss of personal power or influence. The system is already in place around you, organized into 10 financial kingdoms. These 10 kingdoms are in place now, operating in full global authority through the banking system. All of this is an invention of Rome, grounded firmly in the grip of the Roman Catholic Church. The Persians are another leg of power that seeks to fill the earth with its kind. Both are apostate and destined for destruction. (“News: The Ten Kingdoms of the New Order“)
Leaders of governments are wising up now with new marketing campaigns aimed towards Christians, using the name of Jesus [Yahshua] as an excuse to get what they want or to justify what they do. For example, President Barack Obama is doing this very thing by quoting scriptures to justify whatever policies that he deems as the best interest of the U.S. taxpayer. This is routine fare during elections, a secular convenience for a secular nation. Ultimately, world leaders will stoop to any level to get what the beast system requires, either through persuasion or by force. In the meantime, professed Christians will be lulled into a false sense of security, looking at the government of man for their significance. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled. (“Bible Prophecy and the Rise of the Corporation“; “Beware of False Teachers & Disciples“; “How YHWH Marks His People“)
All religion and lifestyle apart from YHWH, the sacrifice of Messiah and the operation of the Holy Spirit will be abolished forever at the Second Coming of Yashua [Jesus]. Now it’s up to you as to what part you will play in man’s system or whether you will follow the example of Messiah during the last days of man’s order, whether any man professes its newness or not. Remember that the world already has all the antichrists-antimessiahs that it needs. (“The Great Tribulation & End Time Rapture“; “Living in an Apostate World“; “Sin & the Law of Liberty“; “Tribulation: The Great Escape“; “The Bible & Higher Authority“; “The Roots of Biblical End Times“; “The Power Behind the New World Order“)
Adaptive Model of the Global World System
The Club of Rome had its beginnings in April of 1968, when leaders from ten different countries gathered in Rome. The organization claims to have the solutions for world peace and prosperity, as well as being firmly attached to world leaders of many stripes. The Club of Rome has been charged with the task of overseeing the unification of the entire world.
The Club’s findings and recommendations are published from time to time in special, highly confidential reports, which are sent to the power-elite to be implemented. On September 17, 1973 the Club released one such report, entitled Regionalized and Adaptive Model of the Global World System… The document reveals that the Club has divided the world into into ten financial/economic regions which it refers to as kingdoms.
You don’t have long to make a decision about your life and lifestyle, and then to begin to press that decision into real action. You and I are in the tribulation times. If you continue to follow traditions of men and do not listen to the Word of YHWH, you have a major problem. (Deuteronomy 12:30-32; Matthew 15:3, 8-10; 2 Peter 3:3-4; Acts 13:41; Matthew 24:12-15)