Summary: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

The Apolitic Nature of The Revelations pt 2. Lets look a Rev. 1:1 a little closer. There are four diferent things being said in this one verse. 1.”The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” This phrase is a continuance of what Jesus had told us in Mar 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 2. “which God gave unto him” The Revelation was given to Jesus by His Father.[God] Joh 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 3.”to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass;” This phrase incompasses the entire prophecy of Revelations. 4.”sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:”The book is in a series of parallel groups, not in chronological succession. The Angel spoken of here is Jesus as the Christ. Rev 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. Rev 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Satan on the other hand is know as the anointed cherub. [Eze 28:14-19 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.]

3. Will the events of Revelations actually happen and Why ? Mat 24:3-8; And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. [Ref; Dan_12:11, Dan_12:12, Dan_7:25, Dan_8:14, Dan_11:13, Dan_7:24-28.]The holy city is trodden by the Gentiles forty-two months (Rev_11:2), so the exercise of the power of the beast (Rev_13:5). The two witnesses preach in sackcloth 1260 days, and remained unburied three days and a half. So then, Will the events of Revelations actually happen ? Yes. But Jesus said that, “All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Speaking of the sign of the times prior to the rapture of the Church. 3a.Why ? Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Act 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Rev 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Rev 2:21-22; And I gave her space to repent of her fornication(The Great Whore); and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her(Nations of the Earth) into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. Rev 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. The answer to why is easy. Mankind has gotten to the point that life has very little meaning to them. Lust and greed and fornication and all manner of evil deads are always on their mind. You cant go a day without hearing of one of the sins mentioned in Revelations{ For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, sorceries, fornication, adulteries, false witness, blasphemies, thefts, ect.} nor of the signs{famines, and pestilences, earthquakes, Wars, Rumours of Wars, Father agains Son, false Christs, false prophets, signs and wonders, seducers, Days will shorten, blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke,

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,ect} Jesus spoke of on the coming of the end.[ Isa_13:9, Isa_13:15, Isa_24:23; Jer_4:23; Amo_8:9; Mat_24:29, Mat_27:45; Mar_13:24; Luk_21:25; 2Pe_3:7, 2Pe_3:10; Rev_6:12, Rev_16:8, Isa_2:12-21, Isa_34:8; Joe_2:1, Joe_3:14; Zep_2:2, Zep_2:3; Mal_4:5; 1Co_5:5; 1Th_5:2; 2Pe_3:10]

4. Is The Anti-Christ a Man or Religion ? 1Jo 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1Jo 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 1Jo 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 2Jo 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. These are the only 4 verses in the entire Bible that mention the word Anti-Christ. This name has been applied to the “little horn” of the “king of fierce countenance” (Dan_7:24, Dan_7:25; Dan_8:23-25).

(2.) It has been applied also to the “false Christs” spoken of by our Lord (Mat_24:5, Mat_24:23, Mat_24:24).

(3.) To the “man of sin” described by Paul (2Th_2:3, 2Th_2:4, 2Th_2:8-10).

(4.) And to the “beast from the sea” (Rev_13:1; 17:1-18).

(Rev_13:11). The number 666 given to the Beast (Rev_13:18), [Ref; Rev_13:14, Rev_16:2, Rev_16:5, Rev_17:6, Rev_17:14, Rev_17:17, Rev_18:20,Rev_18:24, Rev_19:20, Rev_20:4; Dan_7:20,Dan_7:25] So, is The Anti-Christ a Man or Religion ? Both. The anti-christ is a man, not a man that has been resurrected. The anti-christ is also a religion, a spirit a consuming force that will ruel the world for a short period of time. Many Christians are being consumed by when the end will come but should rather be vigilant as to the salvation of themselves{Making their calling and election sure.} and others. There is no one that knows when. If any man states that he knows the when, walk away from him. Catholicism and Muhammadanism are the greatest two religions that most Theologians believe could be the ,”One World Religion.” that is taken over by the anti-christ, using it to ruel over mankind. Judaism and Christianity are the two that he will try to destroy because Judaism will eventually lead to Christianity. The conversion of the Jews to Jesus. Sometimes Faith is believing in things that you don’t see to understand the things that you do see. end pt. 2