Part 2 - Could This Person Be the Antichrist?
Part 2 – Is THIS Person the Antichrist?
Those of you who have not read the previous article “Could This Person Be the Antichrist” are encouraged to do so. It briefly explains why Jared Kushner became my number one favorite candidate for the becoming Antichrist.
While Part 1 was a shorter and less technical introduction, THIS article (Part 2) will be a bit more thorough and scholarly in nature. My apologies. This article may seem too long and technical but it is needed to make my case.
My previous article listed the following reasons why I suspect Jared Kushner might be the coming Antichrist:
- Jared was raised by a father with questionable morals and ethics – “does the apple ever fall far from the tree?
- He and his family have been members of the influential elitist Jewish Lubavitch movement
- The Lubavitch believe in the esoteric teachings of the Kabbalah which includes Jewish witchcraft (even controlling demonic and angelic beings), and the belief in reincarnation.
- A commentary on the Zohar (the chief text of the Jewish Kabbalah) teaches that the number 666 is a GOOD number with “messianic potential”.
- The belief that one may be reincarnated so as to fulfill a task left incomplete from an earlier life may make Jared wonder if he is Jesus reincarnated, i.e. sent back to fulfill a “failed” prior mission (speculative but still plausible given everything else)
- If one uses the Hebrew spelling of Jared’s name (“J. Kushner”) it totals to 666
- 8 years back, an anonymous person stated Jared Kushner had become the new leader of the Illuminati
- Jared has had significant ties to New World Order advocates George Soros, the U.K’s Tony Blair, and others
- He has had a long relationship with Israel’s Prime Minister “Bibi” Benjamin Netanyahu and also with the new reigning Crown Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman (what a happy coincidence) enabling Jared to have high-level influence on BOTH sides of the Israeli Palestine conflict
- Early on in his lucrative career, Jared purchased, and later sold, the New York City property at 666 5th Avenue (there’s that number again)
- About that time Jared started dating Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump – a nominal Christian Protestant.
- Ivanka had to openly renounce Christ as God’s Son and Messiah to marry Jared
- Jared has ALWAYS been a liberal Democrat and he is what is now called a RINO (a Republican In Name Only)
- Jared has been credited with getting Trump elected President.
- Jared turned on Bannon, Comey and Priebus, removing them when they were getting in his way
- Jared rose quickly out of nowhere to become Trump’s top Senior Advisor – with NO previous political or diplomatic experience.
- As an opportunist, Jared has used Trump to get his own foot in the door to become involved in every aspect of Trump’s White House activities – becoming the brains behind the throne
- Jared successfully renegotiated the 1.4 Trillion dollar NAFTA economic agreement with Mexico and, most recently renegotiated the NAFTA agreement with Canada (Oct 1) to form the new USMCA
- Jared urged Trump to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv Israel to Jerusalem
- Jared spoke at the opening of our new Jerusalem Embassy in Israel as if he were an Israeli
- Jared also urged Trump to quit funding Palestinian relief efforts intentionally exacerbating tensions and resentments in the region
- Jared has been tasked with negotiating a new peace agreement between the Palestinians and the Israeli’s which he said he has almost completed and adds that he is merely “waiting for the right time” to reveal his peace plan.
- In short, Jared’s ambitions are nothing short of messianic in scope – just the kind of thing we would expect of an Antichrist figure who would suddenly arise out of virtually nowhere to a position of enormous power and influence
- And because of Jared’s close ties to Trump, and his obsession with Jerusalem, Jared has captured the blind allegiance of many pro-Israel right-wing evangelical Christians (deceiving the “elect”, see Matthew 24:24)
- Lastly, the current social climate here in America, and abroad, is ripe for the rise of a Luciferian style Antichrist due to a very large anti-Christian population enthralled with the occult, witchcraft, Lucifer/Satan and all things immoral and dark.
All we need is the right set of (engineered) crises to create the desire for an alternative liberal “savior”.
That was the gist of Part One.
Now for Part Two which will show even further evidence that Jared may well be (or become) the Antichrist.
Kushner is a “Hidden Genius”:
After the publication of Part 1, Jared Kushner completed renegotiating the Canadian half of NAFTA (on October 1st, 2018) creating a new agreement called the “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” (USMCA) – a nearly “miraculous” accomplishment.
Our outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, praised White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner as the “hidden genius” of the Trump administration:
“I can’t say enough good things about Jared [Kushner] and Ivanka [Trump]. Jared is such a hidden genius that no one understands. I mean, to redo the NAFTA deal the way he did. Um, what I’ve done working with him on the Middle East peace plan, it is so unbelievably well-done.”
Haley also called Ivanka Trump a “great friend”, adding “They do a lot of things behind the scenes that I wish more people knew about … We’re a better country because they’re in this administration.” – Haley calls Jared Kushner Trump’s ‘hidden genius’ – By Emily Birnbaum – 10/09/18 11:21 AM EDT
The Antichrist will make a Middle-East Peace Plan
Kushner has also been tasked with forming a Middle East peace plan to resolve the problems between Israel and the Palestinians. The Bible indicates the Antichrist will initiate a 7-year Middle-East peace plan (“covenant”) that will only last 3.5 years before all hell breaks loose. (see Daniel 8:23-25; 9:27; 11:36)
There has been MUCH speculation about what Jared’s Middle-East peace plan contains. The most popular theory has been that it would include the formation of a confederation between Israel, Jordon and the Palestinians. But Jordan has adamantly rejected this idea.
But NOW we learn that this is NOT what Jared’s Middle-East peace plan is about.
Per an article from October 8, 2018, Jason Greenblatt told “The Times of Israel”:
The US administration’s forthcoming peace proposal does not call for a tripartite confederation consisting of Israel, Palestine and Jordan, Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s special envoy for international negotiations, said. “We’re not looking at a confederation model,” Greenblatt told The Times of Israel during a recent meeting in New York.
Previously, according to the New York Times, Jared Kushner said: “We have the plan ready — mostly ready — and when the time is right, we’ll bring it out.”
What that Middle-East peace plan involves is anyone’s guess at the moment. But THIS LAST STATEMENT ALONE makes me think Jared Kushner may well be (or become) the Antichrist who establishes a short-lived (7 yr) peace treaty which is broken half-way through when all hell breaks out.
And things get even creepier.
But Jared seems like such a nice guy!
True! Jared currently appears far too lackluster meek polite and non-charismatic – a fairly boring “Ichabod Crane” kind of character. So, on the surface anyway, I would agree. But these are the early days, the days of preparation BEFORE Jared makes his bold appearance as the Antichrist.
The New Testament really doesn’t provide us much evidence about the early days of the Antichrist’s life other than the fact that he will be deceptive enough to pose a grave danger to believers – so much so that Jesus felt it necessary to warn his followers (the “elect”) not to be deceived.
Luke 21:8 Then He said, “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Don’t follow them.
Matthew 24:23-25 “If anyone tells you then, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Over here!’ do not believe it! (24) False messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. (25) Take note: I have told you in advance.
And, as I pointed out in the first article, a very large number of well-meaning right-wing conservative evangelical people are so blinded by their allegiance to Trump and to Israel’s right to exist and their end-time pro Zionist doctrines (including the rebuilding of a 3rd Jewish Temple) that they consider all who are involved to be worthy of their full support, not realizing that the Antichrist will be the one to help make that 3rd Temple a reality.
But that is the nature of this deception. In the beginning, at least, the Antichrist seems like a really nice guy.
What the Early Church Father Hippolytus had to say:
We know that Jesus favorite and youngest disciple was the Apostle John – the New Testament author of the Gospel, 3 short letters, and lastly the book of Revelation.
John purportedly outlived all the other Apostles and discipled a number of people, among them was Polycarp. Not much remains of the teachings passed on by Polycarp, but Polycarp discipled a man by the name of Irenaeus.
Irenaeus was, like the Apostle Paul, absolutely obsessed with the idea that the Church’s doctrines must be passed on in their purest unchanged form. Thankfully we possess a good number of his writings that reflect his passion for and insistence on doctrinal purity.
Furthermore, like all of the Early Church Fathers, Irenaeus also had disciples with one of them being Hippolytus.
Hippolytus spoke at some length about what how the Antichrist would appear initially. As you read these words think about how similar his portrayal of the Antichrist’s early days is to Jared’s present character:
“For in every respect that deceiver [the Antichrist] seeks to make himself appear like the Son of God. … he, too, will appear as a lamb, while he is a wolf within. The Saviour was circumcised, and he in like manner will appear in circumcision.”
“Above all, moreover, he will love the nation of the Jews. “But in his first steps he will be gentle, loveable, quiet, pious, pacific, hating injustice, detesting gifts, not allowing idolatry; loving, says he, the Scriptures, reverencing priests, honoring his elders, repudiating fornication, detesting adultery, giving no heed to slanders, not admitting oaths, kind to strangers, kind to the poor, compassionate.” – A Discourse by the Most Blessed Hippolytus, Bishop and Martyr, on the End of the World, and on Antichrist, and on the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ, chapter XX & XXIII
Naturally, I don’t believe EVERYTHING the Early Church Fathers said because I don’t believe they were divinely inspired. But I DO believe they faithfully passed on what they themselves had received and that they had genuine insights which have been largely neglected by today’s Church.
Hippolytus certainly has the reputation of being one of the most trustworthy of those who taught in a manner consistent with the Apostle John and the New Testament as a whole. His occasional steps into the realm of speculation may be questionable at times, but overall he is more trustworthy than most of the popular pastors preachers and teachers of today.
The Antichrist will be Jewish
Jared, in case you haven’t been paying attention, is an Orthodox Jew who dearly loves the nation of the Jews.
Irenaeus states that the Antichrist will be a Jew from the tribe of Dan:
“Jeremiah does not merely point out his sudden coming, but he even indicates the tribe from which he shall come, where he says, ‘We shall hear the voice of his swift horses from Dan; the whole earth shall be moved by the voice of the neighing of his galloping horses: he shall also come and devour the earth, and the fulness thereof, the city also, and they that dwell therein.’ (Jer_8:16) This, too, is the reason that this tribe is not reckoned in the Apocalypse along with those which are saved.” – Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book V, Chapter XXX
Hippolytus, also noted that the Antichrist would be Jewish “from the [Jewish] tribe of Dan:
“For as Christ springs from the tribe of Judah, so Antichrist is to spring from the tribe of Dan” – Hippolytus, Fragments from Commentaries on Various Books of Scripture, Treatise on Christ and Antichrist, chapter 14.
“For it is certain that he is destined to spring from the tribe of Dan” – A Discourse by the Most Blessed Hippolytus, Bishop and Martyr, on the End of the World, and on Antichrist, and on the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ, chapter XIX
Even Jesus strongly implies that the Antichrist will be Jewish when he tells the Jewish people of his day:
John 5:43 I have come in My Father’s name, yet you don’t accept Me. If someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.
To illustrate this from history, the zealot Bar-Kokhba led a revolt against the Roman occupation with hopes of restoring Jewish rule and the Jewish temple (132-135 AD). There were many Jews who were convinced that he was the promised “Messiah”, doing what Jesus had “failed” to do. They had rejected Jesus who came in the name of the Father and accepted a Jewish zealot who came in own name.
Are we setting ourselves up to do the very same thing Jesus warned against in today’s world?
In order to get married, Jared required that Ivanka reject Christ as God’s son and Messiah. He was glad she did. Sadly, most Christians don’t even give this much thought.
But Jesus felt quite differently.
According to Jesus, to reject him is to also reject the One [God the Father] who sent him, saying this to the Jews who had rejected him:
John 5:23 … Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
Matthew 10:32-33 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. (33) But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
In fact, the Jewish rejection of Jesus as the Christ/Messiah is (according to the Apostle John – author of the book of Revelation) the very spirit of the antichrist:
1 John 2:22 “Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ/Messiah? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.”
1 John 4:3 “every spirit who does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist …”
The Great Apostacy is already here
Departing from the Christian faith is known as an act of apostasy – “a falling away” from or abandonment or rejection of or a rebellion against the faith. And this large-scale abandonment of the faith is one of the signs of the end-times.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed [the Antichrist], the son of perdition; (4) Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
For the most part, the rest of the world has already rejected Jesus as the Son of God and Messiah. Those in the U.S. are just beginning to “catch up”.
Note the order of the events in the scripture above.
First comes a large-scale apostasy away from the traditional faith of the Church and THEN the Antichrist (the “man of sin” and “the son of perdition”) will be revealed.
But doesn’t the Antichrist come from somewhere else instead of New Jersey?
The Bible does NOT clearly state WHERE the Antichrist originates. To be honest, it’s not even important.
Although he is closely identified with “The City of Seven Hills” (Revelation 17:9), described as “Babylon the Great” (Revelation 14:8; 16:19; 17:5; 18:2,10,21), these passages do not tell us where the Antichrist comes from. There are many differences of opinion. Some say Rome, others Babylon of Iran, still others identifying it as Washington D.C., and so on.
In other words, the scriptures truly do not tell us where the Antichrist will come from. Anyone who tells you otherwise has simply read their conclusions into the scriptures (eisegesis) rather than doing proper exegesis and applying sound hermeneutical procedures. There should be no shame in admitting that we simply do not have all the answers.
Although a number of the Church Fathers refer to the Antichrist as the “Syrian”, this is a reference to the historic brutality of forerunners of the Antichrist who opposed the people of God ““ like Sennacherib (c. 700 BC) and Antiochus Epiphanes IV (c. 167 BC). The word “Syrian” is not a geographical reference point but a title that describes the nature of the Antichrist. Even so, some of the later Church Fathers seem to have forgotten this use of that term.
Look, if the precise place of the Antichrist’s origin could be determined by a careful study of the scriptures then better scholars would have long ago discovered the answer and today there would be a generally accepted consensus based on that solid evidence. But that is clearly not the case.
Apparently, God must have thought the Antichrist’s place of origin to be irrelevant and instead chose to focus our attention on what manner of man the Antichrist would be, and what he would believe say and do as the best indicators of who he would be.
In every generation the Church is called to warn of antichrist figures, movements, beliefs and forces
As a matter of fact, the Church in every generation and local is called upon to use those indicators to identify the kind of movements ideas trends forces and people who engender or embody the alluring and deceptive spirit of an antichrist.
As Hippolytus wrote:
“He [God] will not leave us even then without prophets, but will send them to us for our instruction and assurance, and to make us give heed to the advent of the adversary.” – A Discourse by the Most Blessed Hippolytus, Bishop and Martyr, on the End of the World, and on Antichrist, and on the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ, chapter XXI
And THAT is why I am writing this set of articles ““ namely, I am trying “to make us give heed to the advent of the adversary.”
But trying to identify who the Antichrist will be (or cannot be) based on his place of origin is simply the wrong approach. Not only that, it distracts those in the Church from being concerned about all the other lesser antichrist forces at work in their own day and sphere.
Judging a tree by its fruits
Jesus teaches us that we can recognize a person “by their fruit” (Matthew 7:16; Luke 6:44), not by their place of origin.
We are told to look at the beliefs attitudes and doctrines that people in high places hold, the very things that determine a person’s character and actions and intents. That is why I find Jared’s elitist membership in the Lubavitch movement, their emphasis on the Kabbalah, and Jared’s broad messianic ambitions to be so important. That’s why Jared’s insistence on Ivanka renouncing Christ is so telling.
Nevertheless, God has used the hard-hearted blindness of his Jewish people so that he could offer his salvation to the rest of the non-Jewish world:
Acts 13:45-46 But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him. (46) And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
Paul continues this line of reasoning and intimates that one day some of the Jews will indeed turn back to Jesus as their Messiah ““ AFTER the full number of Gentiles have been “saved”:
Romans 11:11-15 I ask, then, have they [the Jews] stumbled in order to fall? Absolutely not! On the contrary, by their stumbling, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel jealous. (12) Now if their stumbling brings riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full number bring! (13) Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. In view of the fact that I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, (14) if I can somehow make my own people jealous and save some of them. (15) For if their rejection brings reconciliation to the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?
Romans 11:25-26 So that you [Gentiles] will not be conceited, brothers, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery: A partial hardening has come to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. (26) And in this way all Israel [spiritual and natural] will be saved”
Trump Viewed as the New “Cyrus the Great”
Now we come to what may appear to be a side issue, but which may one day (in the not too distant future) take center stage.
Early on, after Trump was elected President, he began to speak about moving our U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv Israel to Jerusalem – which the Israeli Jews claim is their eternal capital. This is no small thing.
No other country has officially recognized Jerusalem as the legitimate capital of Israel, nor has any other country dared move it’s embassy to Jerusalem. But Trump, with encouragement from Jared and a host of Zionist supporters, thought it was the correct thing to do – even though it would enrage the Palestinians and Moslem nations around the globe.
And when Trump made his intentions clear, a number of Christians began to refer to Trump as a modern-day Cyrus the Great. And the idea went “viral” amongst Jews and Christians alike.
The comparison is something few know much about, so I will briefly explain.
Cyrus Liberated the Jews to Return to Israel to Build the 2nd Temple
The ancient country of Israel became divided early on into northern Israel and southern Judah. Northern Israel was largely taken captive slaughtered or replaced by the Assyrians in about 722 BC, leaving the southern half (Judah) to be overtaken by Babylonian forces in 587/586 BC.
When the Babylonians invaded, they took most of Judah’s most productive and prominent people back to Babylonia as captives for nearly 70 years – just as the prophet Jeremiah had predicted (Jeremiah 25:11; 29:10). The Babylonians also ransacked the 1st Jewish Temple and left it in disarray – unclean and unusable.
But the Jewish people who had kept their faith longed to return to Israel to cleanse and rebuild the Temple and the walls of Jerusalem again so that they could worship God properly.
And by the time the 70 years of Babylonian captivity were up, a new ruler had overtaken the Babylonian empire – Cyrus the Great.
And Cyrus issued a decree that the Jews who wanted to return to Israel to rebuild their Temple could do so.
God, in fact, called Cyrus “my anointed one” (messiah) who, although he did not know the God of the Jews personally would be used in a messianic role to bring God’s people back to Israel with Jerusalem as their capital so that they could rebuild the Jewish Temple.
Isaiah 45:1-6 Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed: … (4) For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I name you, though you do not know me. (5) I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me, (6) that people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the LORD, and there is no other.
Trump was (at least initially), like Cyrus, just a nominal “christian” (small “c”) who did not really KNOW God. But he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the Jews and, in the minds of many Christians and Jews, this gives the Jews implicit permission to rebuild their 3rd Jewish Temple.
So, the identification of Donald Trump with Cyrus the Great has stuck.
The Cyrus/Trump Commemorative Coin:
The newly formed Jewish Sanhedrin (religious ruling body) even issued a commemorative coin for the moving of our U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. It features Donald Trump overlaying Cyrus the Great on the front, and a picture of the proposed 3rd Jewish Temple on the backside. It was minted in both silver and a gold-plated half-shekel:
Will there be a 3rd Jewish Temple?
Thirty years back, and before, the very idea of the Jews rebuilding a 3rd Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem seemed preposterous. And to many it still does. After all, the Temple Mount of Jerusalem is the site of Islam’s 3rd holiest structure – the Dome of the Rock.
And until just recently, Jews were forbidden to even go up to the Temple mount itself – being restricted to praying at the Western (Wailing) Wall.
Nevertheless, a growing number of Israeli’s and Jews around the world (especially among the Orthodox Jews – which includes Jared Kushner) are yearning for and even working towards building a 3rd Temple.
The very idea of building a 3rd Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount (possibly alongside the Dome of the Rock) is an incendiary thought – at least for now. But if a major crisis develops in that part of the world, possibly threatening WWIII, but is then peacefully resolved (at least temporarily) by someone like Jared Kushner, then who knows?!
The Early Church Father Hippolytus says: “he too [the Antichrist] will raise up again the temple of stone in Jerusalem.”
Maybe it is not so farfetched after all.
News Articles regarding building a 3rd Jewish Temple
Here is a brief list of news articles that show the growing popularity of building a 3rd Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount:
Times of Israel:
Laying the groundwork for a Third Temple in Jerusalem, By Ben Sales 16 July 2013, 12:39 pm
Is it Time to Rebuild the Third Temple Julie Stahl, 10-07-2016?,
The Israelis Who Take Rebuilding the Third Temple Very Seriously, By Ayelett Shani Aug 10, 2017
Christians and Jews Now Compare Trump to Persian King Cyrus – Will He Build the Third Temple?, Allison Kaplan Sommer, Dec 16, 2017, 11:16 PM
Trump’s Jerusalem Syndrome: Whose End of Days Messiah Does He Think He Is?, Bradley Burston, Dec 09, 2017, 7:53 AM
Breaking Israel News:
Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration ‘Enormous Step Towards Bringing Third Temple’, By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz December 7, 2017, 9:30 am
Top Israeli Rabbi Believes Trump Will Build Third Temple in JerusalemThursday, March 29, 2018 | Israel Today Staff,
Abbas’s Fatah: Israel planning to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque, Khaled Abu Toameh, July 26, 2018, 17:56
Reuters (Ronen Zvulun):
Israeli right dreams of third temple in Jerusalem, Shlomi Eldar, July 10, 2018
What is needed BEFORE the 3rd Temple can be built? A RED HEIFER!
All this talk about a 3rd Jewish Temple being built sounds very premature because BEFORE the Temple can be rebuilt the Temple grounds MUST be cleansed by a trained priesthood using the ashes of a pure red heifer.
Sounds a bit strange to me too … but that’s what the Torah (the books of Moses, the first five books of the Old Testament) demand.
Leviticus 22:20-25 and Numbers 19:1-10 describe how a young female pure red heifer calf is to be sacrificed, burned, and it’s ashes used with fresh water to purify that which has been unclean – like the Temple grounds after centuries of being desecrated and trampled underfoot by the Gentiles (non-Jews). It also is to be used to cleanse the priesthoods garments and implements before ritual use in the Temple.
Not one hair of its body can be of a different color and the animal can have absolutely no defects or blemishes. It must be perfect!
The birth of a pure red heifer was just announced!
Bible prophecy FULFILLED as first ‘red heifer born in 2,000 YEARS’ signaling END OF DAYS, by Henry Holloway / Published 8th September 2018
A BIBLICAL prophecy has been fulfilled as a “red heifer” was born signaling the end of days and the coming of the Messiah in both Christianity and Judaism.
The Temple Institute announced the birth of an entirely red female calf that “brings the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world”.
Red heifers feature in end-times tales in both Christianity and Judaism.
The cow’s birth and sacrifice are said to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
And the Third Temple’s construction – following the destruction of the previous two – heralds the arrival of the Jewish Messiah.
While some Evangelical Christian theologians have linked the building of the Third Temple to Judgement Day.
Rabbi Chain Richman, director of the Temple Institute, hailed the red heifer’s birth as suggestions the time could be right for the Third Temple.
“The appearance of a red heifer in these waning end-times is a forerunner of the Messiah” – Rabbi Chain Richman
So what about a true Temple priesthood and all the vestments and Temple implements?
For a many years a number of devout Jews have been devoted to finding genuine descendants of the Levitical priesthood, training them and making both the necessary vestments and implements to be used in a 3rd Jewish Temple.
This renewed priesthood has been training on how to conduct all of the priestly duties and rites, including sacrifices.
You can read more about them by clicking on the URL below this picture.
Why is a 3rd Jewish Temple such a big deal?
Ever since the Romans destroyed the 2nd Jewish Temple in 70 AD, and the Jews virtually eliminated from Jerusalem by 135 AD, the Jewish people have been without a Temple – the very house of God Himself. Sacrifices and offerings had come to an end and over time so did the Temple artifacts implements and the remaining priesthood.
To compensate, Jews everywhere began to make the necessary adjustments to life without sacrifices or a Temple. But at the same time, the city of Jerusalem and the Temple itself remained in their hearts and even in their daily prayers. The Temple is part of their Jewish heritage and identity and it represents the very presence of God restored to them in their most Holy city. Having the temple rebuilt would be for them a great victory.
For Christians, a 3rd Jewish Temple would mean that Jesus Christ’s literal 2nd coming would be at hand – something all Christians truly long for. So the more Jewish people talk about the building of a 3rd Jewish Temple, the more Christians tend to get excited about the prospect.
But what many Christians FAIL to appreciate is that building a 3rd Jewish Temple ON the Temple Mount would likely ignite WWIII between the Arab states, Israel, Russia, China, the U.S. and Europe.
So how, apart from God’s divine intervention or the Messiah’s return (or coming), would building this 3rd Temple be possible without triggering a major war?
This is where the false messiah, the Antichrist, comes in
Many of the Jewish people who long for the 3rd Temple to be built believe that their long-awaited Messiah will either build it or bring it with him. But Jesus is NOT their Messiah – they are looking for someone else.
Most Jews still see Jesus as a deceived deceiver, a magician/sorcerer, and the illegitimate son of Mary by some unknown Roman soldier. Not only that, many Jewish people still hate Jesus.
At the same time, there are a growing number of Jewish people who believe Jesus was something of a prophet and there are some who are discovering Jesus as their personal Messiah and the son of God.
Still, most Jews, especially the Orthodox (like Jared), believe their coming messiah will be completely human. And he will restore Jerusalem and the 3rd Temple to the Jews and bring peace – the divine peace of Jerusalem.
And so far, Jared Kushner appears to be positioning himself for just that messianic role as the bringer of peace and maybe the one who eventually makes the 3rd Temple a reality. The news articles listed above point to Trump, but (as Nikki Haley has pointed out), it is Jared Kushner who is the real genius behind it all.
What changes the Antichrist from being “Mr. Nice Guy” to a bloody Tyrant?
Good question! The answers, however, are largely speculative at this point.
The scriptures state:
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, (4) who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
Daniel 7:25 He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.
In the previous article, it was noted that many of those in power are narcissists – with enormous egos. But those with large egos also tend to be pretty sensitive to being opposed or contradicted.
Some point to the growing success and power and ego of the Antichrist as he solves one problem after another and gains recognition.
Some point out that the two very last end-time prophets who appear to expose and oppose the Antichrist will, along with their followers, will so enrage the Antichrist that he unleashes the very forces of hell in his efforts to defeat them.
I believe all of the above to be true, but I am going to float one extra idea for the reader to consider as a possibility.
What if, God forbid, a well-meaning but ignorant extreme right-wing gun-loving Christian decides to “take out” the Antichrist – thinking he is saving the world? Would such an attempted assassination be what is described in Revelation13:3,12 and 14?
Revelation 13:3 One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. …
Revelation 13:5-8 And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. (6) It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. (7) Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, (8) and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.
Revelation 13:11-14 Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. (12) It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. (13) It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, (14) and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.
The number 666 – a more complete examination
Revelation 13:16-18 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, (17) so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. (18) This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
Before, in the previous article, I mentioned that Jared’s name in Hebrew works out to 666 – the number of the Antichrist.
I also said that this was very likely the same numbering system used by the Apostle John when he penned the book of Revelation. [For a further discussion of Neron Kaiser in Aramaic/Hebrew papyrus see: The "Neron Caesar" Papyrus, by Jay Rogers. Posted March 28, 2018]
Forerunners and prototypes of the Antichrist
Personally, I believe that past enemies of God’s people (like Sennacherib and Antiochus Epiphanes IV and Nero Caesar) have been used in the scriptures as prototypes of the coming Antichrist.
Jesus used the brutal Syrian dictator of the Seleucid dynasty, Antiochus Epiphanes IV (c. 167 BC) as a type of the Antichrist to come.
Matthew 24:15-16 “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), (16) then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Antiochus’ coming had been predicted several hundred years earlier by the prophet Daniel (Daniel 11:31;12:11).
Not only did Antiochus attack the Jews in Israel, he also forbade the worship of God, demanded he be recognized as a deity, engaged in burning the Jewish scriptures, slaughtered resistors, and sacrificed an unholy animal on the Temple mount – desecrating it and rendering it unusable.
In a similar fashion, the Apostle John (a Hebrew) who penned the book of Revelation appears to have used Nero Caesar (c. 64 AD) as a type of Antichrist who would persecute and kill Christians in the end-times.
Neron Kaisar = Nero Caesar
There was, in John’s day, an alternate spelling for Nero. Coins with the spelling Neron Kaisar have been found in enough quantity to still be purchased from reputable coin dealers:
So, using the Hebrew spelling of “J Kushner” to arrive at 666 does not seem like so many others who have created their own cryptic ciphers or esoteric numerology schemes to make other notable names work out to the infamous 666.
The image of the Antichrist that is given life
Revelation 13:14-15 and by the signs that it [the second beast] is allowed to work in the presence of the [first] beast [the Antichrist] it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the [first] beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. (15) And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.
This fascinating passage where the second beast of Revelation creates an image of the 1st beast (the Antichrist) who had a mortal head wound and then gives it life so that it can speak is eerily reminiscent of modern-day AI and the stunning realism of artificial humans (i.e. robotics).
There is little need to go on with further speculation along these lines. It is enough to let the reader know that significant progress is being made in both the fields of AI and robotics to make the passage above literally come true in the near future.
There are other recent developments of importance you should be aware of
Most of you are aware of all the surveillance agencies and technology that have turned 1984 and Brave New World into a reality. Big Brother’s presence has become ubiquitous and so well known that few pay much attention to it any more. The invasion of our privacy hasn’t hurt us all that much yet, so why worry? Right? … On the contrary, it should be very concerning.
Just as China has begun to utilize a ‘social credit’ system – giving each citizen a social compliance rating to keep their population monitored and scored for compliance. Now Apple is instating much the same by using its “trust rating”:
China has started ranking citizens with a creepy ‘social credit’ system – by Alexandra Ma, Apr. 8, 2018, 4:07 AM
Apple gives you a TRUST rating – and it’s based on your phone call and email habits – by Sean Keach, 20th September 2018, 7:12 pm
And then there is the movement by the Federal Reserve to embrase a digital cryptocurrency that can be used to actually buy things:
Goldman Sachs Launches US Dollar Coin (Fedcoin). Coinbase To Become The Crypto Regulatory Agency (360+), by By Justin Danneman – September 30, 2018
So, now you know
So the stage for the rise of the Antichrist has already been set. Now all we need is the right set of engineered catastrophes to occur for the Antichrist to come up with his predetermined solutions that will bring a New World Order out of the coming chaos – the “Hegelian dialectic”.
Final word of advice:
As corny old-fashioned and trite as it sounds, the ONLY way you truly oppose the Antichrist and win is to become a genuine Christian. Period.
Having said that, becoming a genuine Christian (and there are tons of fake ones out there) is one of the most costly and difficult things you can do and be. It may well cost you your very physical life if all of what we’ve discussed comes true.
But won’t true Christians be “raptured” away before the really bad times hit with persecutions and all of that stuff?
Read my other article entitled The Timing of Christ’s Return – The Second Coming and Rapture.
I’ve had many years of arguing with other well-meaning people and Christians. Frankly, I’m sick and tired of the immature bickering and enormous egos and emotional responses such arguments entail. So don’t be surprised if I just let you guys bash it out between yourselves.
As for me, at least for the moment, I’m done.