Who is the person known to us from the Bible as the Antichrist? Where will he come from? When will that be? Why are we to know these things?
We are going to dive into a topic that, personally? I really don’t like it. However, I was approached by a few people with different theories about: Places, people, origins of the Antichrist, when, how, and who. I thought that this is not the first time I hear that. In fact, it’s not even the 2nd or the 3rd. And I really want to kind of put some order in this mess. There is too much disinformation. And too much “wrong way of dividing” the Word of God, when it comes to that personality. That we are, thankfully, not going to see. I am not here to give time to the Antichrist because I think he is so important. I just think that everything in the Bible is important. If the Bible has something to say about that person? Then we need to know. Otherwise, what’s the point of having it in the Bible. I truly believe that this is a topic that God wants us to deal with. Although we don’t like it. Although we’re not into it. So, the Antichrist: Who, Where, When and Why. Let’s start with it. First of all, when I say, “Who?” You’re not really expecting me here to give you a name? I hope. … The reason is this. We’re not supposed to know who he is. But where we need to understand “Who” is when it comes to: What is it? Who is that person that the Bible calls him, the Antichrist? Of course, the portions that are talking about the Antichrist are mostly portions from the Greek New Testament. The word, “antichristos” as you can see in the Greek. It actually can be broken into two: Anti and Christos. Anti is opposite to or in place of. In other words, it speaks of something completely different. However, something that wants to be like something else. Then, of course, the word “Christos”. That’s why we call Christ, “Christ”, because of the word “Christos”. It’s the Greek word for the Hebrew word, Mashiach, Messiah, Which means “Anointed One”. … Someone who is the Messiah, someone who is the Anointed One. Opposite to the Anointed One, opposite to Christ. Someone acting in place of or against Christ. That’s what the Antichrist is all about. … When we deal with that we need to understand. Now, by the way, the Scriptures gave us an answer to: Who is the Antichrist? … Not the name, of course. But 1 John 2:22 says, “Who is a liar, but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son.” So, we know from the Book of 1 John 2:22, that whether we see someone, or not see someone. The term “antichrist” belongs to anyone: A. Who is a liar. What makes someone a liar? Someone who knows the truth. Otherwise, you’re not a liar. You’re wrong, but you’re not a liar. But what makes someone a liar? So, he’s a liar. He denies that Jesus is the Christ because he knows Jesus is the Christ. And the Antichrist denies the Father and the Son. In other words, you see that this lying entity in the future, not only was foreshadowed earlier in history. But also, I would say, “Anyone who is denying the Father and the Son and knows the truth: Is an antichrist.” Okay? So, it’s interesting because I’m thinking, Who can know the truth and know that it is the truth? And yet deny the Father and the Son, and Jesus as the Messiah. You have to understand something. Most people that deny Jesus as the Messiah? They deny Jesus as the Messiah because they think he is not the Messiah. But this person knows He is, lies about it, and denies the Father and the Son. 1 John 2:18-19 says, “Little children, it is the last hour…” And then he says, “And as you have heard, that the antichrist is coming even now, many antichrists…” That is, of course, in plural case. “Have come by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out that they might be made manifest. That none of them were of us.” So, we see two different things here. We see an antichrist and the Antichrist. These are two different things. An antichrist, someone who came from within. Someone who acted like and then eventually, was exposed. And then, of course, the Antichrist. Now, of course, in the past and even in the present, there’s a lot of people like that. But there is only one who is going to be in the future, the Antichrist. Because obviously, as you will learn this evening, the Antichrist cannot come from within because we’re gone. We’re not here for him to come from within. Do you understand that? So we have two different things that John was referring to. Now, let’s go all the way back to the “liar”, who knows the truth and tells the lie. Okay? Let’s go back to Genesis 3:4-5, “Then the serpent said to the woman, You will not surely die, for God knows that in the day you eat of it? Your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So, you see two things here. God said earlier, “If you eat from that fruit, you will surely die.” That’s what he said. Hey, I’m just warning you because I want you to live. Because I am the life. I want you to live. So, just don’t eat from this. Because if you eat from it? You will surely die. Then comes someone else and says, Hey, by the way, you will not surely die. You will not surely die. In fact, let me tell you why he told you not to eat. He may not want you to be like him. Because if you eat from that fruit? You will be like God. This is so amazing. You see from the very beginning, the manifestation of Satan has always been in 2 ways: #1. To lie and deceive; #2. To always try to imitate God. To always try to be like God, to always be a counterfeit. It’s funny because I was thinking the other day. How the Antichrist will want people to have the mark on their hands and their foreheads. And I thought to myself, Isn’t that interesting that God told the people of Israel? Symbolically, to have his Word on their arm and between their eyes.” I mean, that’s what the Jewish people, as they pray at the Wailing Wall, have. They’ve got a box on their arm. And they’ve got a box right between their eyes. … Even that was a subject of a counterfeit by the Antichrist, himself. Isaiah 14 gives us a description of an event that must have taken place before the creation of the world, by Jesus, of course. Jesus was there to see that happening. Isaiah 14:13-14, “For you have said in your heart, [about Lucifer] I will ascend into heaven. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will also sit on the mount of the congregation, on the farthest side of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. I will be like the most High.” That was his goal from day one. It’s interesting. Because he injected that poison in Genesis 3 to mankind to the point that the 1st time ever mankind gathered together, ever, from all places. You would think it’s a worship service. You would think it’s a thanksgiving service. No! They gathered together so they can get high above the cloud, all the way: To replace God. The spirit continues. So, we understand whoever he’s going to be: He’s a liar and he’s a counterfeit. He will lie, and he will try to be like. These are fundamental things that we need to understand. Now, the biggest question of all is: Where? Where is he coming from? Where is that who is going to be the Antichrist? … The other antichrists are people, who may have come from within the church and came out. Of course, they were exposed. They denied the Father and the Son. They were liars; They were deceivers. But there is the Antichrist. And where is he going to come from? That’s a big question that most people, this is where they’re actually mistaken. Do you understand? First of all there is the… Some people think the theory of Micah chapter 5:5, that he is “the Assyrian”. Okay? Micah, of course, talks about where Messiah is going to come from, originally. But then Micah moves on to speak of a specific judgment over the enemies of Israel. He’s speaking of a king known as, “the Assyrian”. Now, it is a very interesting thing. Because Micah’s prophecy was fulfilled shortly after, he gave it. By King Sennacherib, the King of Assyria, who reigned from 705 to 681 BC. Exactly word by word: That king came from Assyria; He was the King of Assyria. You can actually argue and say, Assyria was the kingdom of the world at that time, the superpower of the world. So, he was the ruler of the world. Yes, he was. But he came against Israel and he was judged by God. And he was gone. You also must understand, that there are specific criteria by which the Antichrist is going to be characterized. That is why only 3 books in the Bible are valid when we talk about the Antichrist. Only those 3 books speak of him in connection with 3 things: #1. Connection with ruling the world; #2. Connection with peace for Israel; And #3 is connection with the temple, which is in Jerusalem. So, if you decide to take only 1 of the 3 and say, OK, this is it. Then what about the other two? And that is what people did with the Assyrian. He was maybe a world leader. But he didn’t come to bring peace to Israel. And he surely did not come to build a temple for Israel. What Sennacherib did was to bring, what? Destruction and nothing more than that. So, he’s definitely out of the question. But then comes Ezekiel 28, the famous chapter that describes the King of Tyre, of those days. Ezekiel 28 follows Ezekiel 27, remember that, always. Because when you come to deal with the king of a city that was a kingdom at that time. A kingdom, by the way, that was so wealthy and so well-known. And so superior that it did business with all the known world of those days. Tyre had an island, or a peninsula, and the mainland. It was one of the most amazing cities in the world. It was so wealthy and it was so powerful. It was so influential that it caused the King of Tyre to think that he is God. By the way, make no mistake. I’ve seen enough people along the history that thought they are God. Even George Soros thinks he is God. I want you to know that Tyre was destroyed, twice. Destroyed, I’m sorry the “d” [missing]. Destroyed twice. … After Ezekiel’s prophecy. First by Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon. That was about 587 when it was destroyed, before he came to destroy Judah. Then, if that was not enough and not final. Then came Alexander the Great and leveled that city to the ground. … You have to understand that when Ezekiel described the King of Tyre? He first described the destruction of Tyre, itself. And then in the next chapter, the king. Now, God’s judgment upon a king, who was sure he is a god is not something new. I mean, we’ve seen it before. Many leaders along history acted as if they were God. I want to give you an interesting example. I’m sure most of you never heard of. Look at this coin that in 1806 was minted by Napoleon. It says, “Napoleon, Emperor and King”. This portrait of Napoleon appears on one side of the metal, surrounded by the inscription, “Napoleon, King and Emperor”. But I want to flip the coin right now. Napoleon is portraited as in imperial dress granting a kneeling French Jew the Tablets of the 10 Commandments. Inscribed under the figures is the phrase, “The Grand Sanhedrin”. And the date Napoleon announced its convention on May 30th, 1806. He saw that it fits for him to be dressed like the one who gave the law to the people of Israel. This is just Napoleon from 1806. You can actually, go back in history. And see other crazy leaders that thought they were God. By the way, almost every Roman Caesar thought at some point, he was a god. This is why the Romans always had a clown… There was a specific clown that was in the parades of the Romans, in the victory parades. The clown would always whisper, “You’re not a god. You’re not a god.” That was his job: To remind the Caesar that he was not a god. Because Caesar always had the tendency of thinking he was God. They were all-powerful. They controlled empires. They moved things; They shook things. Anything they wanted came to them. Whatever they wanted destroyed was destroyed. Whatever they wanted to create was created. It’s interesting because so many places, even in the land of Israel, we see a temple of Augustus, for example. A temple that was dedicated to, not a god. A Caesar, who probably thought he was a god. So, it’s not out of the ordinary to deal with a king who thought he was a god. That’s why the King of Tyre is one of many kings, along the history of Caesars and a short French Caesar, who thought that they could be like God. Then comes, of course, the theory, which I see across so many different Christian books and teachings online. And that is that the Antichrist is a Muslim. … As a Jew, I can tell you that it is an unthinkable thing. Think about it. Can a Muslim be, first of all, a world leader? Can a Muslim be a world leader? A Muslim cannot even be a ruler of his own empire in his own country. Because he’s hated by all the others. If there is one thing the Muslims hate more than the Jews? It’s one another. … You can see that all throughout the world, all across the world. I cannot see any Muslim becoming the world leader. Because you’re having the Shiites on one side and the Sunnis on one side. And an infraction of the Shiites here and the Sunnis here. By the way, all over the world, when you see the spread of Islam? I’m not sure that the world is convinced, that that’s the type of thing they want to be controlling them. But if that’s not enough? Can a Muslim be accepted as a Messiah by the Jews? A religion that is calling for the killing of the Jews. How can it be accepted by the Jews as the one who produces their Messiah? Believe it or not, to be the Antichrist? You need to be first received as Christ. Do you understand that? What makes you the Antichrist? You are acting like you’re Christ. Yeah, and not Jesus Christ. But the Messiah, Christos. Interesting. Can a Muslim allow a Jewish temple? On the 3rd holiest site for Islam in the world, to be built? So, these are fundamental things that one must ask himself, in order to consider whether it can happen or not. Now, I may have said where they’re not coming from or what they’re not. By the way, as I said, only 3 books in the Bible are clearly giving us the description of the Antichrist in relation: a) To the temple; [b] To the peace with Israel; And [c] to world domination. That is, of course:  In Daniel in the Old Testament;  In 2 Thessalonians; And  in the Book of Revelation. We see that. It’s the same common thread all throughout those things. … In that case, now we need to try to find out… Okay, if he’s not from there, and he’s not the one that Ezekiel said. And he’s not that one that Micah said. And he is not that one that some people think might come from Turkey or other places. Then, where is he from? Now, I’m taking you on a journey. That I believe is a fascinating journey. You see, Nebuchadnezzar is known… , the King of Babylon… He was known as the one, who built Babylon. However, Babylon in Hebrew is “Babel”. Did you know that? Babylon is Babel. Babel, of course, Genesis 11, the first 9 verses: The Tower of Babel. What is the idea of the Tower of Babel? You can see a picture of it. A painting by Pieter Bruegel, “The Elder”, the Dutch painter. You can see it over there. … The Tower of Babel is beyond just “a building”. It’s a concept; It’s a mindset. The mindset is this, “Mister, you think you’re over us. But actually, we really don’t need you. Actually, we want to make a name to our own city. We want to make a name. We actually, can get up there and replace you…, if we want.” I mean…, it is an amazing display of rebellion of mankind against God who created them. Now the Babylonian Empire, just so you know, was destroyed by the Medes and the Persians in Babylon, in that territory, where it was. The Persian Empire was destroyed by Alexander the Great, in Babylon. The Greek Empire… You would think that from Greece, which is in Western Europe, so to speak. You would think that they are going to expand to Europe. Do you know where the Greek went to? All the way to Babylon. Most of the Greek Empire expanded towards Babylon. It was the biggest area for them. Only after the Greek period, do we see a shift in history, geography and the story of world superpowers. And that is the rise of the Roman Empire. The Romans defeated the Greek in several places. One was the battle in Corinth. Another one is the battle of Actium. Corinth was in the 2nd Century BC; Actium was in 31 BC. Then the Roman Empire shifted all the world’s attention, trade and affairs to Europe. That is an interesting shift. Because I’m thinking about the vision that Daniel saw in chapter 7. A vision that in verses 7 and 8, “After this, I saw in the night visions, and behold a 4th beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth. It was devouring, breaking in pieces and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the other beasts that were before it.” Daniel says, “All the empires before, this new one is different.” And he says, “I was considering the horns.” He says, “It was different because it had 10 horns. I was considering the horns. And there was actually, another one, a little one, coming up from them. Before whom 3 of the first horns were plucked out at the roots.” Basically, Daniel saw 10 horns: 3 were plucked out of the roots; And 1 comes out right there, from the heart, from the middle of it. There, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man. And a mouth speaking pompous words. Daniel, in chapter 7, lays the foundation for what he’s going to talk about later on, also. Regarding that image, that person, that man of sin. That is going to rise from an empire that had 10 horns, out of which 3 were plucked out at their roots. You can clearly… It’s not the best. Now, there’s only one part of the world where ancient tribes, … 10 ancient tribes existed and 3 of them don’t exist anymore. And that’s Europe of today. I want you to see the list of those 10 tribes. The Visigoths, the Anglo-Saxons, the Franks, the Alemani, the Burgundians, the Lombarder, the Suevi, Heruli, Ostrogoths and the Vandals. All comprise Europe, at least Western Europe, of those days. In an interesting way, Heruli, the Ostrogoths and the Vandals don’t exist anymore. They were routed out completely. They’re gone! And the rest are all comprising Western Europe. It’s very interesting. Because when you look at the flag, today, of the European Union? You’re looking actually, at something that is not that innocent. I want you to remember that. This is a flag of something that goes all the way back to the Queen of Heaven. That is the crown of the Queen of Heaven, the title given by the Babylonians. Think about it. What I’m trying to tell you is this. Babylon was in Babylon for the longest time. And even when the Medes and the Persians came and later on the Greeks. It was still Babylon in Babylon. What I’m trying to tell you is that Europe imported Babylon into Europe. The shift has been made. From one geographical area to another one, with the same spirit of that one over here. That’s why, when the Bible says, “Mystery Babylon”? Obviously, it’s not the Babylon. It’s a mystery Babylon. It’s something that is not that clear. Because it is having the name, but not necessarily, the place. Just like, by the way, when you have in the Bible, twice, the use of the word, “Gog and Magog”. First, you see the use of that word in Ezekiel 38 and 39. But then you have it, once again, used to describe the spirit of the same thing. In the Book of Revelation, describing the war that will end up all wars. Just the last ditch of Satan before he’s thrown down to the Lake of Fire. Same type of thing: Coming against God’s people; Coming against God’s sheltered ones; Coming against the city. So, you see that sometimes a name is being used in another time period. And in another geographical location. But it has the same spirit. Even Armageddon, for example. Armageddon is the name of many Hollywood movies. I mean, Bruce Willis can tell you that. But that’s the spirit of destruction and all of that. But Armageddon, of course, is a place where something interesting is going to happen. So, here we are. The Queen of Heaven: A title given by the Babylonians to the earthly mother of Nimrod. They believe is the one who built Babylon. Nimrod by the way, if you remember? Is the great grandson of Noah according to Genesis 10:8. And so, it goes all the way back to the Tower of Babel. Once again, do you see? The Europeans are using a symbol that is taking you: Back to the Tower of Babel; Back to Babylon; Back to the symbol, the satanic symbol, of rebellion against God. And the attempt to either prove that there is no God or to replace him. Wow. It’s interesting because the city of Babylon? God destroyed that tower. The city was known as a symbol of sin and, of course, rebellion against God. It’s interesting. Because the people of Israel when they rebelled against him? Or when they were disobedient? In 586, God had allowed his people to be exiled to the city of rebellion. Because of their rebellion. Of course, it’s a very interesting thing. Because that same tower, the painting of that tower that we saw? As I said, Pieter Bruegel, “The Elder”, the Tower of Babel, 1563. You can find it in Vienna in the Kunsthistorisches Museum. It’s the History of the… Arts Museum in Vienna, a very famous painting. But it doesn’t stop there. The Europeans didn’t just… fall in love with this thing. And keep it as a painting in their museum. Their entire Parliament Building in Strasbourg was designed according to the Tower of Babel. Exactly, according to that same painting. And if that’s not enough? We know that they spend $12 billion for the complex. It was completed in the year 2000. It stands as a symbol of the pride man takes in his rebellion against God. Think about it. In the heart of Europe, they’re saying… By the way, if you take a guided tour? They say, “This is the Tower of Babel.” They’re telling you that. If you don’t believe me? Say, “I don’t”, please. And I’ll tell you why. Because the next picture you can see, and see for yourself, what Europe is. The Europeans, themselves, came up with a poster that says, “Europe Many Tongues One Voice”. And look at the poster, the Tower of Babel. If that’s not enough? The Europeans are saying, “Free for all”. We can all share the same star, all religions. … If that’s not enough? Outside of the E.U. Council Building in Brussels, stands a picture of the “Woman Riding the Beast”. As you can see. If that’s not enough? It’s all talking about “The Rape of Europa”. It’s in the Greek Mythology. A story of Zeus who disguised himself as a white bull, in order to seduce the princess Europa who was gathering flowers. And when she approached the bull and got on its back, the bull seized the occasion to run away with her. And eventually raped her. And after her death, she received the divine honors as: “The Queen of Heaven”. Now, everything comes together with even their flag. You can see in Revelation 17:3-5, “So, he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness: And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast… … full of names of blasphemy, having 7 heads and 10 horns.” Same thing, remember, 10 horns? “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet. And adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations. And the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written, “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and of the Abominations of the Earth.” By the way, that same woman riding the beast? You can see that on so many other things. In 1945, you can see. On the 5 Deutsche Mark banknote in Germany, you could find it. In 1979, in a painting on the Berlin Wall in Germany. In 1984, on a British stamp commemorating the 2nd European Parliamentary Election. In 1992: on a German EQ coin (that was before the Euro); On a painting at the airport lounges in Brussels; On a German telephone card that they produced; And on the back of the new 2 Euro coin in Greece. Europe is saturated: With symbols of the Antichrist; With symbols of the beast; With symbols of rebellion against God and trying to take the place of God. If that’s not enough? You probably are familiar with this guy called, Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler, as you know, ruled Germany between 1933-34. When he won the election all the way until the fall of the 3rd Reich in 1945. Adolf Hitler commissioned a man called Albert Speer… Albert Speer [was] to design in the city of Nurnberg, a big area for the soldiers to gather for big ceremonies. You can see the building in the back. It was a huge building. By the way, he didn’t do it for nothing. It’s the same Albert Speer that was inspired also by, what? The altar, not after, altar. It’s after the “Altar of Zeus”. Okay? Now, where is the Altar of Zeus? The Altar of Zeus is in the heart of Germany. In Berlin, there is a museum called the Pergamon Museum. That’s where you have two things, by the way. You have the Altar of Zeus that is also known as the “Throne of Satan”. And you also have something else, which you will see in a second. Revelation 2:13, “I know your works and where you dwell and where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to my name and did not deny my faith. Even in the days in which Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was killed among you where Satan dwelled. That was to the Church of Pergamon. The museum is the Pergamon Museum. They brought it from the city of Pergamon. That’s the city of Pergamon in Turkey of today. They brought from the city of Pergamon, the entire altar known as the “Seat of Satan”. As is! Now, you guys are protesting against the Arch of Baal, which is only a replica. This is not a replica. They brought the Seat of Satan, as is, to Berlin. If that’s not enough? … By the way, that is how it looked like. Here it is. Remember, that’s what Hitler’s big area was designed after. If that’s not enough? Remember Babylon, Babylon, Babylon! The Ishtar Gate of Babylon, as is, was brought from Babylon to Berlin. Make no mistake, by the way. Germany is seeing itself, today, as the capital of the E.U. The Germans are the strongest country in the E.U., after them comes the French. And they’re like, “OK, let’s see who rules better?” That’s why when Macron, by the way, was elected? It was interesting to see how they depicted him as someone who was walking on water. I don’t know if you know that? Newsweek Magazine showed him walking on water. And then it says, “Is He the Deliverer of Europe?” … You see hands of people drowning. Very interesting. So we see that Europe is filled and saturated with that. When did it actually start? Of course, it started… If you will go all the way back to the time of the Roman Empire. The Romans destroyed the temple and destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD. When Daniel was given the vision of the 70 weeks? Daniel completely described the person who is going to destroy it. Then he talked about the 70th week: Regarding the same person; Regarding the same people; Regarding the same geographical location. A very interesting thing because I can show you so many things, so many chapters of the history of Europe. But I chose only a few of them. One is, of course, someone you know as the Knights Templar. Many of you probably heard about them. These people appeared as if they were those who were somehow, … the protectors of the pilgrims to Jerusalem. And those who would also make sure that the temple is going to stand. In fact, the reason why they were called Templar is because they received place in Jerusalem underneath the Temple Mount. That’s why they had that name. Now, how can a few knights from Western Europe, mostly France? How can a few knights become so powerful? That the King of the Jerusalem kingdom, of those days, gave them a part of the Temple Mount, basically. That is, of course, because we’re talking about evil people. That when all the truth came out? About the initiation ceremonies to that group of people. You would not believe these people were actually, peeing on a cross. They were actually performing sexual acts of the same sex. And they would actually be forced to worship an image of Satan, in the shape of a man with the head of a goat. Interesting. These same people continued all the way throughout history. After they were exposed and the King of France killed them, they somehow passed the baton on and on to other people. And the baton reached the heart of Germany in the 1700s. The same satanic mindset: That Lucifer is the one who brings the light; That God and anything of God is wrong and should be eliminated. The same mindset continued. In Western Germany of today, there were in the mid-1700s, two things that happened at the same time, simultaneously. There was a man called Amschel Bauer, who actually had an ancient coin shop. He was a goldsmith, Amschel Moses Bauer. While he opened his shop, shortly and around the same time, another man was born in the city of Ingelstad in Germany called Adam Weishaupt. Now, they never knew each other. Mr. Amschel Moses Bauer eventually, died. His son is the one who came back, after he became wealthy. And bought the father’s shop in Frankfurt. He saw that above the shop there was a red shield. He decided to take upon himself the name “roth shield”, Rothchild. Basically, he is the one who connected with Adam Weishaupt. Which was someone who became a very, very… I would say, “radical against Christianity”. He started as a Jesuit and actually, turned against Christianity. He went after a French philosopher, Voltaire. Actually became so much against it, that they together, somehow, decided that they know something that the others don’t. They have seen the light. And they formed a group called, the “Bavarian Illuminati”. Illuminati means, what? The enlightened ones; They know the light. What light? I’ll show you what light, in a second. Watch this. After them, once they are exposed? What are they going to do? How are they going to continue? They pass the baton, once again. The baton moved to a new group of people. An innocent group that started in London in the 1700s. And continued in Europe of that time. That’s the group called the “Free Masons”. The Masonic Movement started well, a builder’s guild. They were okay. But then, when they no longer had to build cathedrals, temples and all of that. When everything was already standing, they became the “speculative Masons”. They became dealing with more spiritual things. … This whole satanic mindset of the “light of Lucifer” continued through them. I will just quote from Albert Pike, who wrote a book called, “Morals and Dogma”. This guy is the: Sovereign Grand Commander Supreme Council of the 33 Degree of the Masons. He said, “Lucifer, the Light Bearer. Strange and mysterious name given to the spirit of darkness. Lucifer, the son of the morning. It is he who bears the light, doubt it not.” That’s the spirit that came into that movement. And Sister Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, “It is Satan who is the god of our planet and the only god. Satan, or Lucifer, represents the centrifugal energy of the universe. This ever-living symbol of self-sacrifice for the intellectual independence of humanity.” Because Satan said to Eve, Eat, you will surely not die. Because now you’re going to know everything that God doesn’t want you to know. Satan became the good guy. God is the bad guy. Now, they are hailing him as the one who: Self-sacrificed himself for the intellectual independence of humanity. It’s interesting because look, Europe as an empire was the Roman Empire. Now the Roman Empire was eventually, defeated by the Germanic tribes. That’s it and it was gone. But ever since the 1900s, you see, step-by-step. It started in 1923 to 1926, the Pan-European Movement started by the Austrian Count, … who founded that Pan-European Movement. In 1926, he managed to bring together diverse political figures in the 1st Congress held in Vienna. In 1950, the Shuman Declaration, the French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman, proposed that France and Germany… Remember, we talked about them? France, Germany and any other European country wishing to join them pool their coal and steel resources. This plan of economic integration looked for developing the facility. They started it just, innocently, as economical. Then came 1951, the Treaty of Paris. And then, ladies and gentlemen, the treaty that founded the E.U. is the treaty of? [next one] Rome. Interesting, the Roman Empire: Is revived. And the treaty that causes it to come back to life, not just as economical. But as a political entity is a Treaty of Rome. It’s the two treaties that were signed in Rome that gave birth to the European Economic Community. Then, in 1987 the single European Act, the Treaty of Maastricht, the Treaty of Amsterdam, the Treaty of Lisbon that eventually gave birth to a new position. That was not there since the fall of the Roman Empire, ever since there was a Caesar. A new position, the President of the European Council. Ladies and gentlemen, the place is ready. Europe is saturated with the Antichrist spirit. Europe is filled with blindness, apathy to the Word of God. Churches become discotheques or mosques, all across that continent. Clubs… Unbelievable, the place is definitely ready. Okay, but when? When is he going to come? That’s a good question, don’t you think so? That’s a $1,000,000 question. When? Well, first of all, the Bible says… The only places in the Bible, again? That are referring to that man in relation: To the temple; to the Jews; and to peace. Is in… Daniel, Thessalonians and in Revelation. … According to 2 Thessalonians, he will come after a great apostasy and before the 2nd coming. Now, let me explain something. How many of you believe that there are wars around the world? But there is a war that we cannot see? There’s what we call “spiritual warfare” that is going on. Yes, the Bible says so. … We fight an invisible enemy, yes? And we know that. That enemy is there. …There are 2 battlefields. There is the battlefield in heaven: Dominated by God and by God’s choice, Jesus, the darling of heaven. And there is the world, earth here: Dominated by Satan, by men’s choice. And that is, of course, the spirit of the Antichrist. Now, Jesus claimed that he saw Satan falling like (remember?) like lightning. By the way, Isaiah 14 says so, “He was thrown down.” But we see two places in the Scriptures that are speaking of a “falling down” of Satan. One could have been a “falling down”: From his status of being one of the closest angels to God. And the other one is the physical “falling down”: From heaven to earth. How do I know that? Because in Revelation 12, the Bible speaks of a war in heaven, in the heavenlies. It’s a war that is going to take place between Satan and the Archangel. We know that he is losing that war in heaven. And that which is in heaven, from Revelation 12? Is going to move now to earth. Now that which dominated earth will receive a manifestation of Satan in the shape of a man. That is going to rule on his behalf, the world. Now his affairs, of Satan himself, will be on earth. He lost the battle in heaven. He was cast down. That’s it. And that in heaven will be on Earth. In Revelation 13 through 18, Satan tries on earth. He is really trying. He’s doing whatever he can. That’s when we hear about the one world government, the one world economy, the one world religion, the mark of the beast, all the trade and all the commerce. He tries. But in Revelation 19, he also loses the war on earth. Amen. And it’s very interesting. When I was a young boy, I grew up in foster care. I had a very, very hard life at the time. And when you have hard life, you always sail in your imagination to better places. To better places with better position and better status. My dream has always been to be the ambassador of Israel to some country. I’m telling you, I saw all those movies. The ambassadors, cocktails, they talk, they represent the country. And they fight for the country in the diplomatic arena and all of that. I thought that’s really what I want to be. I really considered that. But then I remembered that every time I read about wars. If there was about to be a war between two countries? And one country is about to wage war on the other, the first thing that country is going to do is call its ambassador back home – before it starts the war. Do you know that the Bible says that we are the ambassadors of Christ? And before that war is going to be waged on earth, the judgment of God on earth? The ambassadors must be called back home. 2 Thessalonians chapter 2:5-8, “Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I told you these things. And now you know what is restraining that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work.” Look, there is no doubt the spirit of the Antichrist is everywhere. The mystery of lawlessness is everywhere. You want to take a look at it? Go outside. Hollywood is right there. The mystery of lawlessness… They just had a Grammy Award or Emmy Award. Did you see what they said there? You didn’t see that? Arianna Grande sang that “God is a woman”. Yes! Now that’s the new thing, God is a woman. … Then one of the other hosts said, well, I don’t believe in God but if he is God, he is a woman. Listen, it was a long mockery of conservatives, Christians and Republican politicians. It was unbelievable what I saw. Now I didn’t watch it. I read and then saw the clips of that mockery. Because I don’t have time to watch those things. But I do want to tell you something, “The mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains will do so until He (capital H) is taken out of the way.” Read with me, “And then…” Okay, let’s stop. Say it again, “And then”. Now, that means that only after the restrainer is removed out of the way. “Only then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will [What?] consume with the breath of his mouth. And destroy with the brightness of his coming.” So you see, he has to come. Listen, so we are given, between those 3 or 4 lines, the exact timing of the appearance of the Antichrist. He has to come after the restrainer is out of the way. Before the 2nd coming, when Jesus comes back and destroys him. That’s the window. The last time I checked the restrainer is still here. If the restrainer is the Holy Spirit? And the Holy Spirit is in each and every one of you? We are having the power of the restrainer. And the last time I checked? We have to go up first to be with him; In order to come back on earth with him. So, there’s a very small window. So, we dealt with “who” is that thing. We dealt with “where” is he going to come from. We dealt with “when” will he come. But I have a question for you. Why? Why would he even come? Why would the world see someone like that? And that’s where 2 Thessalonians continues in verses 9 to 12, “The coming of the lawless one [Is what?] is according to the working of Satan.” In other words… First of all, it’s because Satan is at work, “With all power, signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish.” Why? Why do they perish? Because they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved.” Now, let’s reverse the verse. They might be saved: If they could have received or if they would have received? The love of the truth. The Bible says, by the way, the truth… What is the truth? Your Word is truth. We’re sanctified by his Word, by the truth. In other words, because they do not believe in God’s Word, which is the truth, the life and the way. They do not believe in Jesus, who is: The truth, the life, the way and the Word of God. And because they did not receive… By the way, to receive? The word receive is also describing Jesus when he said, “I will come back to receive you unto myself.” … It’s an active part on behalf of the person. So, you have to receive the Word of the truth. It’s not going to be shoved into your throat. You have to receive; You have to respond. You have to do something. Nobody is born a Christian. Not even a single person on planet Earth along the history of mankind was ever born a Christian. “One must be born again,” according to John 3, “in order to enter into the kingdom of God.” It’s a process. So, “Because they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved and for this reason…” Look, God gave them all of that spirit of delusion, only because they rejected him already. It’s not like God enjoys blinding people. It’s actually… they rejected him, wholeheartedly. That’s why. Satan… Listen… People worship Satan today. Do you know that? There are churches of Satan. People, I’ve seen with my very eyes. When President Trump was elected there was a march of the women. Remember that? There were groups of people from the Church of Satan, satanic ones. They don’t even hide it anymore. The worship of Satan is no longer under the ground. It’s up, above. In fact, if you come to a TV show today and you say you believe in Satan? Then you’re probably more accepted than if you say you believe in Jesus. That’s the world that wholeheartedly, rejects the love of the truth. So, “God gave them strong delusion that they should believe the lie. That they all may be condemned who did not believe.” They’re condemned for their disbelief. They did not believe the truth. But had pleasure in unrighteousness. It’s not that they’re having unrighteousness. They take pleasure in it. Ahh, we love it. We’re proud we’re like that. That lawlessness is why he’s coming. Deception was at Paul’s time regarding the times and the seasons, if you remember? And Paul said, “Do not be deceived. Regarding the times and the seasons, you perfectly know that the day of the Lord will so come. [He said] And now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to him. We ask you not to be soon shaken in mind. Or troubled either by spirit or by word. Or by letter as if it is from us.” In other words, be careful. People are going to flood you with books, DVDs and TV shows. Be careful. “We ask you as though the day of Christ had already come. Let no one deceive you by any means. For the day will not come unless the falling away comes first.” Deception and apostasy; Apostacia, in the Greek. And of course, he said, “The man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition who opposes…” He says, look, the judgment will come. The day of the Lord, the judgment will come: When the church is going to be in apostasy; And the world will actually, walk after the man of sin. But then he says, look, that man… What characterizes… that man? You don’t have to worry about it. You are not going to be here. He says look, “He opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped.” He doesn’t stop here. That’s not the King of Tyre. Look, “So that he sits as God, [Where?] in the temple of God showing himself that he is God. Do you understand there are criteria for the Antichrist? … Why is it that people are going to follow him? Because people want prosperity. People want… If he’s going to bring peace and prosperity? If he’s going to bless us? Why not? 1 Timothy 6 says, “Now, godliness with content is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich, fall into temptation and a snare. And into many foolish and harmful lusts, which drown men into destruction and perdition. [The son of perdition!] “For the love of money is the root of all evil. For which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness. And pierce themselves through with many sorrows.” There are two tracks of deception. There’s the deception of the world: The one world economy; Cashless and secured society. People want unity. Europe presented that, remember? And the one world government? People are going to tell you, “It’s the best interest for planet Earth.” Global warming… By the way, I saw a video from a few days ago at the Anglican Church of Grace Church in downtown San Francisco. Have you seen it? That video? Listen, guys. Priests are walking in a procession. And men dressed like trees are walking, also. And they’re all walking, and walking, and walking. It’s all because we need to save planet Earth, the climate change. Even the, so-called, church is now part of it. The agenda is: Government is for a good thing. That’s the only way we can control all the countries to somehow contribute to the fight of global warming. What about the peace that they will introduce? Peace in the Middle East that will project to the whole world? People also want a hero. Revelation 13 says, “And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded. And his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed with the beast.” They want a hero. They want everyone to hold hands and sing, “We Are the World”. They want economy… Then, of course, people want peace. But this evening, I will ask you what peace will he bring? Daniel says, the last week of the 70th week, referring to Israel, is the length of that peace. And he will break it halfway through. He can only give you peace for 7 years. And even that he cannot keep. But the peace of God is different. Daniel says, “And he shall confirm a covenant…” By the way, in the Hebrew, increase a covenant. “… with many for one week. [7 years] But in the middle of the week, he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.” Do you see? The Antichrist: Has to deal with Israel; Has to have something to do with peace; And has to do something to do with the temple. These are the 3 things you always have to consider. “And he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate. Even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.” So, there is the deception of the nations. In Revelation 12, we see that the Antichrist and the world are going to come against Israel. The woman will have to flee, representing Israel, will have to flee to the desert for 3 1/2 years. But God will protect them. Because God is different. If that guy can give you peace for 7 years? And break it after 3 1/2. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 says, “May the Lord of peace himself give you peace in every way. The Lord be with you all.” He can give you peace all the time, everywhere. He’s the Prince of Peace. He is the Lord of Peace. He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah. He is the Lamb of God. He’s Emmanuel. He’s the one who promised that he will never leave you nor forsake you. And, being the truth, he cannot even lie to you. Hebrews 10, “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the holiest by the blood of Jesus. By a new and living way, which he has concentrated for us, through the veil, that is his flesh. And having a high priest over the house of God. Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having… our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience. And our bodies washed with the pure water.” We’re not taking pleasure in the ungodliness. We’re being washed from it. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope, without wavering. For he who promised is faithful. Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some. But exhorting one another. And so much the more as you see the day is approaching.” I will conclude with one verse. You see, Jesus is the truth. He never lied. And he told his disciples the truth. He never said, once you believe in me, you will have a garden of roses. He actually said, “These things I have spoken to you that in me you may have peace.” Not in the U.N., not in the U.S., not in military or political entities, not in the system of this world. “In me, you have peace. In this world, you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.” Amen? And we’re not going to talk about the Antichrist anymore. Now we understand: What it is; Where its from; When; And why. But we belong to Jesus. And we’re going to be with him. We’re the generation that shall not pass. We are the only people that see that the day is approaching.