THE DONALD

“Nay, Ivan,” said I kindly, “I know no such word as cruelty although I do confess that right seems harsh at times, but thou wert born to serve and I to command…”

Trump and the making of an Antichrist

 A RADIO PRESENTATION OF END TIME THINKER

 “Nay, Ivan,” said I kindly, “I know no such word as cruelty although I do confess that right seems harsh at times, but thou wert born to serve and I to command…”

 ON BARON TRUMP’S MARVELOUS UNDERGROUND JOURNEY and THE LAST PRESIDENT, BY INGERSOLL LOCKWOOD

 I became intrigued when I saw the first write-ups on these books. When Fox News did a story on them, I bought them on Kindle. I have now read both books. Let me share with you what I have learned.

Even Skimming “THE LAST PRESIDENT”, you cannot miss the note on the title page that reads,

“THIS IS A WORK OF MEMETIC OCCULTISM”

(This note may have been added to the current edition)

MEMETICS is defined as, “a study of information based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution. Proponents describe memetics as an approach to evolutionary models of cultural information transfer.”

Thus, Memetic Occultism is mixing Darwinian theory with Occultic Practice as a way of predicting the future. I am glad that I saw that before I started reading “Baron Trump’s Marvelous Underground Journey.” Had I not seen that, I might have passed off the Baron Trump book as a wild fairy tale… simply children’s literature…

BARON TRUMP’S MARVELOUS UNDERGROUND JOURNEY is passed off as children’s literature but it would be a hard sell today. It is the first-person account of a magical journey taken by a boy I would imagine to be in about the sixth grade. However, although the story is age appropriate for sixth graders, today’s High School Graduates would have a difficult time reading and comprehending it… This is due, I am certain, to the intentional collapse of the American Education System… Any Sixth Grader, in 1890 could have read this…

Secondly, Darwinian Theory, Pagan Religion and Occultic Works, form the basis for the entire story. I do not know how much of that would have been absorbed by a child, but to an adult who has been forewarned, it is only too obvious.

 

Thirdly, and lastly, ittle Barron Trump has the egocentric personality that only a Trump could muster. This little aristocratic brat is Donald Trump on steroids… Everything he does and says echoes Donald Trump. This boy is everything I could picture in Donald Trump as a sixth-grader… He has the attitude down. You would honestly think that the author went to elementary school with the President! I tell you the truth!

THE LAST PRESIDENT:

The remarkable thing about the book called “1900 or THE LAST PRESIDENT,” is that it immediately follows the book on the adventures of Baron Trump. The only standout might be the mention of the name Pence, the name of our Vice-President, as a member of the last President’s Cabinet… but then, as Secretary of Agriculture. The man is only listed and takes no part in the story.

President Bryan is a young Populist, a Democrat and probably a closet communist. This is really a short story that centers on the politics and promises of the 1890s. We get to look at what the President and the congress do, but we get little to no insight into their persons or their lives. The book uses the aforementioned Memetic Occultism to predict that the Republic would collapse in the year 1900. Evidently, there was a good deal of speculation that the world, or at least the United States would collapse in the year 1900… something that most of us can relate to a century later.

It is pretty obvious that Mr. Lockwood was a wealthy Republican. As an Occultist, he firmly believed in the “Divine Right” of Kings. The heroes in his books are snobbish aristocrats and wealthy businessman. The bad guys in THE LAST PRESIDENT, are Democrats and socialists… it is they who bring an end to the Republic in his story. The Last President, it turns out, is much more like Obama than Donald Trump.

So, what stands out here?

Ingersoll Lockwood:

  • Was an Occultist.
  • Believed in Darwinian Evolution
  • Combined Occultism and Evolution in an attempt to tell the future.
  • Failed Miserably, as the Republic did not die in 1900.
  • Taught Magic and Evolution to children through his Children’s Books.
  • Was an Aristocrat and a Republican.
  • Heard from Lucifer in ways he never understood.
  • Telegraphed the Devil’s plans more than a hundred years into the future…

Little Barron Trump:

  • Was the perfect picture of Donald Trump as a Middle Schooler.
  • Was self-absorbed, Ego-centric, wealthy and aristocratic.
  • Had a huge connection with Russia and Russians, having many connections among the rich and powerful there. Much of the story takes place in Russia.

Favorite quote: Let me set this up. Little Baron Trump, was going into dangerous territory in Northern Russia. His driver had signed on for a hundred miles and has gone that far. Little Lord Trump has told him that he will pay him double if he continues but will have him beaten by the magistrates and sent home with no money if he refuses… The poor fellow is complaining but little Trump silences him and says,

“Nay, Ivan,” said I kindly, “I know no such word as cruelty although I do confess that right seems harsh at times, but thou wert born to serve and I to command. Providence hath made thee poor and me rich. Do thy duty, and thou wilt find me just and considerate. Disobey me, and thou wilt find that this short arm may be stretched from Ilitch to Petersburg.” (The man lived in Ilitch and the Czar and other friends of Trump lived in Petersburg.)

I stand amazed at the likeness of attitude in Little Barron Trump and Donald Trump. Little Baron Trump’s fascination with and connections in Russia are amazing, considering the present-day connections between the President and Russia.

 

To follow that up with a book called “THE LAST PRESIDENT,” seems outside the realm of coincidence. It seems like the Devil was using this man who actively sought his knowledge to send a message to us… I take out of this that Donald Trump being President in this last decade of human history is not chance but the fulfillment of a plan hatched in Hell and known in Heaven a very long time ago…

I think that strong and biblically sound Christians should read these books. I am convinced that Satan shared his future plans with this man through his occultic works… Weak Christians may lose their faith reading these books… If you don’t know who you are in Jesus and / or you are not grounded in the Word of God… DO NOT READ THESE BOOKS!

 From fiction to fact

 I have started with fiction, but I shall now move to fact. I titled this show “THE DONALD,

Trump and the making of an Antichrist” Let us be clear of two things here:

  1. I am not saying that Donald Trump is the Antichrist.
  2. I am saying that history, prophecy and current events would present him as a logical candidate for the position.

THE DONALD

 Let us start with the very name. Names are usually appropriate to the person identified with the moniker. That was especially true in the Bible, it is more true in some cultures than others, but even today, we should examine the names of the powerful…

Donald is Scottish Gaelic for World Ruler.

WORLD RULER

Not everyone named Donald will be a world ruler, but when a man named Donald becomes a world ruler, one might take notice….

Then, in particular with Donald Trump, we have a strange title that has been used for many years and in many places to identify Donald Trump… THE DONALD.

 The word “the” placed in front of a noun makes that noun singular, one of a kind and separate. Even if you are not a grammar major, you understand the difference between Donald and The Donald… The Donald indicates that he is different, set apart, or one of a kind.

Put that together with the clear meaning of the word Donald, and it makes a huge difference!

We go from “World Ruler” to “The World Ruler…” Can you hear the difference there?

Many men have been world rulers but only Nimrod and the coming Antichrist can claim the title of “The World Ruler”

Let us speak of ANTICHRIST AS MASHIACH

In the Christian world, we are expecting the Antichrist and the False Prophet. The Jews are expecting two Messiahs, Mashiach ben David and Mashiach ben Yossef. The Jewish descriptions of the two Messiahs match, exactly, the description of the Antichrist and the False Prophet in Christian writings and Scripture.

The very word “Christ” is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word Messiah. Therefore, it is quite valid to write the title Antichrist as Antimessiah… it is the same exact word.

In Jewish thought, the two Messiahs work together to bring the whole world into subjection to Israel and to Yahweh. It is a very big part of the Jewish story that one of the two Mashiachs will be killed and resurrected by the other… Strange but true. Scripture speaks of the Antichrist as being wounded in the head with a fatal blow yet living… How can you miss the connection?

The Jews do not accept the Christian interpretation of the two distinctly different descriptions of the Messiah found in Zechariah. Christians see one Messiah coming twice, the first time as the suffering servant and the second time as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The Jews see two different men, one the suffering servant and the other the Great King. By the way, they see them as very human, not God at all… According to Jewish tradition, after their conquest of the world, both of them will grow old and die in Jerusalem.

“Jewish tradition speaks of two redeemers, each one called Mashiach. Both are involved in ushering in the Messianic era. They are Mashiach ben David and Mashiach ben Yossef.

‘The term Mashiach unqualified always refers to Mashiach ben David (Mashiach the descendant of David) of the tribe of Judah. He is the actual (final) redeemer who shall rule in the Messianic age. All that was said in our text relates to him.

‘Mashiach ben Yossef (Mashiach the descendant of Joseph) of the tribe of Ephraim (son of Joseph), is also referred to as Mashiach ben Ephrayim, Mashiach the descendant of Ephraim. He will come first, before the final redeemer, and later will serve as his viceroy.

‘The essential task of Mashiach ben Yossef is to act as precursor to Mashiach ben David: he will prepare the world for the coming of the final redeemer…

‘The principal and final function ascribed to Mashiach ben Yossef is of political and military nature. He shall wage war against the forces of evil that oppress Israel. More specifically, he will do battle against Edom, the descendants of Esau. Edom is the comprehensive designation of the enemies of Israel, and it will be crushed through the progeny of Joseph. Thus it was prophesied of old, “The House of Jacob will be a fire and the House of Joseph a flame, and the House of Esau for stubble.” (Obadiah 1:18): ‘the progeny of Esau shall be delivered only into the hands of the progeny of Joseph.’” (Chabad.org)

Please note, in many Jewish sources, Mashiach ben Yossef is murdered but resurrected by Mashiach ben David and that is how the Jews recognize him as their Mashiach.

When the Rabbis in Israel say that Trump is preparing the way for the Mashiach, they are saying that Trump is, in their opinion, Mashiach Ben Yossef.

“Ben Yossef is from Ephraim. In Ezekiel 37:15-28 God had Ezekiel explain that the northern and southern kingdoms (called Ephraim and Judah) would one day be reunited into one nation again with David as their king. Therefore, Ephraim does not symbolize some modern entity or nation, but represents the 10 tribes of Israel who rebelled after the death of King Solomon and formed the northern kingdom. They were conquered by and absorbed into Assyria about 720 BC. This prophecy began its fulfillment in the re-birth of Israel in 1948 and will be completed in Israel’s Kingdom Age, known as the Millennium.” (gracethrufaith.com)

It is more than possible that Donald Trump is from one of the ten lost tribes, known collectively as Ephraim.

Could Trump be an Antichrist and the one who prepares the way for the Antichrist or could the Jews be wrong again and Mashiach Ben Yosef morph into Mashiach Ben David or “The AntiMessiah,” against their will? I believe that either of those things is very possible.

Time is right for the AntiMessiah…

In an earlier show I interviewed Doug Krieger. Doug believes that the United States is the economic and national Babylon of end times prophecy. I believed that before he said so and he has added many facts and Scriptures in support of that belief. He also believes that the Antichrist will rise out of the United States. He presents a very strong case for that and I must and do agree that that is the most likely scenario.

But the thing that Doug brings into the discussion that is the most amazing, if not the most controversial is his timing.

  1. Doug says that we are in the year 5,993 Post Adam… That would place us seven years from the return of Christ and the start of the Millennial Reign of Christ.
  2. Doug points out that we are in the seventh year of the Oracle of Damascus. God works in sevens and the conclusion of that war and the destruction of Damascus should be accomplished within the year.

Isaiah 17:1 17 The oracle concerning Damascus.

“Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city
And will become a fallen ruin.
2 “The cities of Aroer are forsaken;
They will be for flocks [c]to lie down in,
And there will be no one to frighten them.
3 “The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim,
And sovereignty from Damascus
And the remnant of Aram;
They will be like the glory of the sons of Israel,”
Declares the Lord of hosts.

Doug did not note the fact, but I cannot read that passage without a phrase in verse 3 jumping out at me… “And sovereignty from Damascus.”

When President Assad is killed or removed, and sovereignty is removed from Damascus, we will know that the Oracle has been accomplished in its fulness.

 What is important about that? It is the Oracle… the complete and utter destruction of Damascus and the removal of sovereignty from Damascus that brings in the “Treaty of Death and Hell,” the seven-year treaty, forced by the Antichrist. When Damascus falls and the treaty with many is signed… the Antichrist will be revealed…

  1. Trump is the one who moved the first Embassy to Jerusalem.
  2. Trump is the one who first recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel.
  3. The Train Station in the new Embassy District was renamed the “Donald Trump Station.”
  4. The entire suburb where the Embassy sits is now called after Donald Trump.
  5. A new shopping mall has been named after our President.
  6. The Rabbis in Israel have openly identified Trump as Mashiach Ben Yosef.
  7. Trump is the only individual in the world, at this moment, who has both the will and the ability to enforce a treaty that restores Israel to its full boundaries and borders as laid out in the Torah and the only one able to enforce such a treaty.
  8. If this is the year 5,993 Post Adam, (or even close) we are out of time.
  9. If the final fall of Damascus occurs in this year, it would be next year, at the latest when Antichrist forces the treaty on the world.
  10. Whether you think it is from God or from the Devil, with God’s permission, you must concede that Trump has supernatural help…

I believe that Trump, if not the Antichrist himself, is indeed the one who will prepare the way for the AntiMessiah and force the seven year treaty of Death and Hell on the world..

Even if you cannot believe that, I would most strongly encourage you to keep your mind open, keep your eyes on The Donald, and, most of all, THINK!

THE FUTURE OF AMERICA

“Am I crazy? I don’t think so…”

This is the future of America as I see it. It is dark, very dark. Most will not believe me, and I must confess that I might be wrong. I am a watchman… I call things as I see them, and I have more than a little insight. However, I make no claim to be a Prophet and this does not and cannot start with a “Thus saith the Lord…” and no, I am not saying that God told me these things… nonetheless, this is how I see things.

Other than the things clearly prophesied in Scripture, I do not know if these things will actually happen. I am convinced, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this is the plan of Lucifer and his minions…

  1. I see a soon coming purge, reminiscent of Nazi Germany. I see politicians, including ex-presidents, in jail with their crimes, proven beyond a doubt, published for the world to see…
  2. I see high ranking Intelligence Officials convicted of High Treason and executed.
  3. I see the Democratic Party decimated, their leadership shamed, discredited and Jailed.
  4. I see Liberal Organizations annihilated and destroyed.
  5. I see major universities, including the Ivy League institutions, cleansed of liberal faculty, and students “reeducated.”
  6. I see all Welfare removed and replaced with Public Works Camps and Projects.
  7. I see America taking a strong, military stand against the enemies of Israel.
  8. I see America leading the project to rebuild a Temple for the Jews.
  9. I see all of the leaders of all the Dominionist groups proclaiming Donald Trump a hero.
  10. I see all of the leaders in Protestant, Evangelical, Charismatic and Pentecostal churches and denominations bowing and scraping at the feet of the one whom God sent to rescue America.
  11. I see Pastors and Christians who see through the farce, shot dead in front of their congregations and families.
  12. I see Trump assassinated, laid in state under the Deification of Washington the seventy-two five pointed stars and the goddess who tops the Womb of Isis, known to the uninitiated as the Capitol Dome.
  13. I see Pope Francis praying over him.
  14. I see Mary appearing over him and announcing, “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.”
  15. I see the spirit of Apollyon/Abaddon entering his body and animating it… faking a resurrection on Worldwide Television.
  16. I see him in Israel the day America/Babylon is nuked and destroyed, “in a single hour…”

Am I crazy? I don’t think so…

David…

Busy Days

These are busy days, both in prophetic news and on a personal basis. On a personal note, my wife and I had been “House Sitting” for several years. The beginning of this year, that situation came to an end and we purchased a small, two bedroom house in an older neighborhood. Our mortgage is much less than the going rate for rent in the neighborhood but a 100% jump over what we were used to paying… As a result, I have come out of retirement and  am once again employed. A new job, a new house (with a to do list thousands of pages long) and this ministry, I hardly have time to breath!

On the Prophetic news, we have:

  • An embattled President Trump who continues to win almost every battle.
  • The seventieth anniversary of Israel has come and gone…
  • The completion of the Jubilee year… 51 years for Jerusalem.
  • The American Embassy in Jerusalem. (With new embassies opening at a good rate.)
  • We have buildings, train stations, and an entire neighborhood in Jerusalem being named for President Trump.
  • Rabbis in Israel are identifying Trump as “Mashiach ben Yossef” the one who paves the way for Mashiach ben David… the guy the Bible calls the Antimessiah and the “Man of Sin.” (You could think of Mashiach ben Yossef as a Luciferian, militarized, John the Baptist type, paving the way for the Antimessiah.”
  • We learned that the Jews, quoting the Prophets, say that it will be a man from Ephraim (The Ten Lost Tribes) and NOT a Jew from Judah who fills the role of Mashiach ben Yossef and destroys the Ishmaelites… (Since we do not know which gentiles are and which gentiles are not from Ephraim, we cannot discount anyone except the Jews of Judah…)
  • Trump pulled us out of the Iran deal.
  • The US is leading Israeli bombing raids on the government of Syria.
  • Damascus is barely holding on. The prophecy that “Damascus shall be a heap of rubble,” is almost complete.
  • The enemies of Israel surround him…

This Watchman on the Wall thing will never be a boring job…

Anyway, thank you for joining me on the Endtime Thinker!

David…

WASH ME JESUS…

When you realize just how naked, sinful, and dirty you are, you will cling to the cross and fix your eyes on Jesus…

The Simple Gospel

How distracted we become when we take our eyes off Jesus. Lucifer loves to mess with Christians. How many Christians have fallen by the wayside, consumed with the unimportant and the trivial. How very large and important can the peripheral appear in the light of Lucifer.

You are a sinner, lost and bound for an eternity in Hell. Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, died on a cross and shed his Blood for your sin. He was made sin for you, in order that you, through him, might become the righteousness of God. This salvation is offered freely but you must accept the conditions…
• You must believe.
• You must repent.
• You must agree with him that you are a helpless sinner.
• You must take up your cross.
• You must follow him.
• You must endure to the end.

If you are saved, the doctrine of “Once saved, always saved,” is a stupid peripheral… No one who is saved asks how much sin they can get away with and still go to Heaven… Such questions are unthinkable to the man with a cross on his back and his eyes fixed on Jesus.

No saved person would ever consider grace as a license to sin. Hyper-Grace is an offence to the one who loves God. Grace is what saved that man from Hell. Grace is what made him pure. Grace is what set him free from the power of sin… grace could never be permission to live a lifestyle that is offensive to the God who saved him.

My friend Jim, is not consumed with the idea that I must call him James because his mother did. Jesus is not concerned that you call him Yeshi because his mother did or Yeshua because the Rabbi did… The man who is in love with Jesus knows that his Savior is not concerned with such trivia…

The fellow with the cross worn blisters on his back does not worry about the Ten Commandments and he has no illusion that he has the power to keep any of them. That cross tends to get heavy and you find that you are staring at Jesus… You cannot commit adultery or kill your neighbor with a cross on your back and your eyes fixed on Jesus… You never think about the Law or it’s consequences. You think about Jesus, you go where Jesus goes and you do what Jesus does… It ain’t words on a rock, it is the Rock of your Salvation. Your Sabbath is not a day but a man… you rest in Jesus and you carry on…

It is hard to be consumed with the shape of the earth… the road to Heaven goes straight up and it is covered with the blood of the saints… Your back will bleed under the weight of that cross…

Jesus is concerned with the salvation of your neighbors and family. If you follow him, that burden will pass to your shoulders…

If your mind is filled with trivia, you will not care for the souls around you. You will not love God or your neighbor… Distraction is such a powerful weapon of the enemy…

When you realize just how naked, sinful, and dirty you are, you will cling to the cross and fix your eyes on Jesus… The Hymnwriter wrote, “Wash me Savior lest I die…” when you understand that, deep within your soul, the rest of the garbage will fade away…

Nothing but the Blood… Nothing but the Blood.

David…

FIGHTING TEMPTATION

Some people just love rules… but Christianity is not about rules… Christianity is all about Jesus…

I REMEMBER FIGHTING LUST.

As a young man, I had a terrible fight with lust and sexual sin. I remember sweating and crying and calling out to God for strength to fight temptation. I even remember screaming at God on occasion…

I remember yielding to temptation and then weeping in agony of soul over my sin…

I remember thinking that it is impossible to obey the commandment… the harder I tried to obey, the more I prayed for strength, the stronger the temptation became…

I know that, while your besetting sin may be different than mine, you can identify with my struggle…

But, now I know. I was right, it is impossible and the harder you try to obey the Law the stronger the temptations grow… That is an accurate observation. That is undeniable truth.

Paul tells us, in 1 Corinthians 15:56, that the Law is the power of sin. In other words, trying to obey the Law makes sin stronger…

In other words, trying to obey the Law makes sin stronger…

However, Scripture gives us the secret to victory!

Those who are led by the Spirit are not under the Law…

When I took my eyes off the Law and fixed them on Jesus, I found freedom from sin for the first time in my life! When I stopped concentrating on the rules and started to follow Jesus, temptations lessened, and I found myself free to obey… The harder I followed after Jesus, the less I fought with lust and sexual sin…

When I began to deny myself… when I took up my cross and started to follow Jesus, the girls who used to tempt me so badly almost disappeared… I just didn’t notice them anymore… My mind was on higher things, bigger things, better things…

It is a secret that will set you free! Jesus has freed you from the Law of sin and death…

It is a truth set in stone. The more you try to obey the law, the stronger the temptation becomes. The closer you get to Jesus as a living, breathing person, your friend, confidant and big brother, the weaker temptation becomes…

Some people just love rules… but Christianity is not about rules… Christianity is all about Jesus.

Let me share something… Jesus does not steal, fornicate or commit adultery. If you follow Jesus, you won’t do those things either. But it isn’t about following the Law, it is about hiding yourself in the one who fulfilled the whole law and died to set you free…

Follow Jesus… Just follow Jesus.

David…

 

PROGNOSTICATIONS FOR 2018

As this is January 1, 2018, let me make some predictions… Again, I am not a Prophet and none of my predictions begin with “Thus saith the Lord…” This is based on a knowledge of Scripture and observations of current events… more prognostications than prophecies.

Some of these things will continue to build during 2018 but not come to full fulfillment this year. Others, sadly, will probably come to fruition within the next twelve months. I confess that any or all of these things may be wrong… This is just how I see it today, Monday, January 1, 2018.

Predictions:

  • Many Pastors, ministries and Christians will swear allegiance to the Pope and adopt “Unity at any cost” as their goal.
  • Many Pastors, ministries and Christians will abandon the faith.
  • Some will fall into Judaistic Legalism.
  • Most will fall into Hyper-Grace “Nothingism.”
  • More and more Pastors will choose the “Happy Gospel” over Biblical Truth, leaving their congregants to worship a Jesus of their own imagination.
  • Millions of “Christians”, devoid of any Biblical knowledge will follow Lucifer, fully persuaded that he is Jesus Christ.
  • The United States will continue to build the groundwork for a divided Israel and a split Jerusalem, perhaps this is the year they will succeed.
  • The treaty that does that will do three things:
    • Give Israel a Temple.
    • Give Palestinians a homeland with East Jerusalem as their Capital.
    • Give administrative control of Jerusalem to the Pope and the Vatican.
  • God will step in and divide the United States into two parts, initiating a bloody civil war, death, destruction and famine.
  • Most Christians will continue to believe that the United States and the Kingdom of God are one and the same thing, indivisible under God.
  • Most Christians will continue to believe that Donald Trump is a Prince with God, sent to save us in our sins.

Again, all of these things are coming. Some will see their foundations built and strengthened, others will come to full term in this year… Wait and see.

David…

THE ANTICHRIST WILL BE A JEW.

“This mock Christ will be ‘received’ by Israel. The Jews will be deceived by Him. They will believe that he is indeed their long-expected Messiah.”

“THE ANTICHRIST WILL BE A JEW” I do not know if that is true or not, but I do know that he will be accepted by the Jews. Two of the more famous Rabbis in Israel have spoken of Donald Trump as either the Mashiach or the one who will usher in the Mashiach… They make it clear that their theology does not require the Mashiach to be a Jew. From their writings, it is clear that their description of the Jewish Mashiach matches perfectly with the New Testament descriptions of the Man of Sin.

The following is the argument that Antichrist will be Jewish. Even if you reject that, the Scriptures quoted and the arguments given support my thesis that the Jews will accept him as their messiah.

Arthur W. Pink, 1886-1952, was a well-known English Bible Teacher and Theologian. He was trained at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago but lived and ministered in the UK. Rev. Pink wrote the following…

The Antichrist will be a Jew, though his connections, his governmental position, his sphere of dominion, will by no means confine him to the Israelitish people. It should, however, be pointed out that there is no express declaration of Scripture which says in so many words that this daring Rebel will be “a Jew;” nevertheless, the hints given are so plain, the conclusions which must be drawn from certain statements of Holy Writ are so obvious, and the requirements of the case are so inevitable, that we are forced to believe he must be a Jew. To these hints’, conclusions’ and requirements’ we now turn.

1. In Ezek.21:25-27 we read: “and thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn it: and it shall be no more until he comes whose right it is, and I will give it him.” The dispensational place and scope of this passage, is not hard to determine. The time-mark is given in v.25: it is “when iniquity shall have an end.” It is the End-Time which is in view, then, the End of the Age, when “the transgressors are come to the full” (Dan.8:23 and cf.11:36 — “Till the indignation be accomplished”). At that time Israel shall have a Prince, a Prince who is crowned (v.26), and a Prince whose day is said to be come when “iniquity shall have an end.” Now, as to who this Prince is, there is surely no room for doubt. The only Prince whom Israel will have in that day, is the Son of Perdition, here termed their Prince because he will be masquerading as Messiah the Prince (see Dan.9:25)! Another unmistakable mark of identification is here given, in that he is expressly denominated “thou, profane wicked Prince” — assuredly, it is the Man of Sin who is here in view, that impious one who shall “oppose and exalt himself above all that is called God.” But what should be noted particularly, is, that this profane and wicked character is here named “Prince of Israel.” He must, therefore, be of the Abrahamic stock, a Jew!

2. In Ezek.28:2-10 a remarkable description is given us of the Antichrist under the figure of “the Prince of Tyrus,” just as in vv.12-19 we have another most striking delineation of Satan under the figure of “the king of Tyrus.” In a later chapter we hope to show that, beyond a doubt, it is the Antichrist who is in view in the first section of this chapter. There is only one thing that we would now point out from this passage: in v.10 it is said of him “Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised,” which is a very strong hint that he ought not to die the deaths of the “uncircumcised” because he belonged to the Circumcision! Should it be said that this verse cannot apply to the Antichrist because he will be destroyed by Christ Himself at His coming, the objection is very easily disposed of by a reference to Rev.13:14, which tells of the Antichrist being wounded to death by a sword and rising from the dead — which is prior to his ultimate destruction at the hands of the Saviour.

3. In Dan.11:36, 37 we are told, “And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers.” This passage, it is evident, refers to and describes none other than the coming Antichrist. But what we wish to call special attention to is the last sentence quoted — “The God of his fathers.” What are we to understand by this expression? Why, surely, that he is a Jew, an Israelite, and that his fathers after the flesh were Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — for such is the invariable meaning of “the fathers” throughout the Old Testament Scriptures.

4. In Matt.12:43-45 we have another remarkable scripture which will be considered briefly, in a later section of this chapter, when we shall endeavor to show that “The Unclean Spirit” here is none other than the Son of Perdition, and that the “house” from which he goes out and into which he returns, is the Nation of Israel. If this can be established, then we have another proof that he will be a Jew, for this “house,” which is Israel, is here termed by Antichrist “my house.” Just as Solomon was of “the House of David,” so Antichrist shall be of the House of Israel.

5. In John 5:43 we have a further word which helps us to fix the nationality of this coming One. In speaking of the false messiah, the Lord Jesus referred to him as follows, “Another shall come in his own name.” In the Greek there are four different words all translated “Another” in our English versions. One of them is employed but once, and a second but five times, so these need not detain us now. The remaining two are used frequently, and with a clear distinction between them. The first “allos” signifies “another” of the same kind or genus — see Matt.10:23; 13:24; 26:71, etc. The second, “heteros,” means “another” of a totally different kind, — see Mark 16:12; Luke 14:31; Acts 7:18; Rom.7:23. Now the striking thing is that the word used by our Lord in John 5:43 is “allos,” another of the same genus, not “heteros,” another of a different order. Christ, the Son of Abraham, the Son of David, had presented Himself to Israel, and they rejected Him; but “another” of the same Abrahamic stock should come to them, and him they would “receive.” If the coming Antichrist were to be a Gentile, the Lord would have employed the word “heteros;” the fact that He used “allos” shows that he will be a Jew.

6. The very name “Antichrist” argues strongly his Jewish nationality. This title “Antichrist” has a double significance. It means that he will be one who shall be “opposed” to Christ, one who will be His enemy. But it also purports that he will be a mock Christ, an imitation Christ, a pro-Christ, a pseudo Christ. It intimates that he will ape Christ. He will pose as the real Messiah of Israel. In such case he must be a Jew.

7. This mock Christ will be “received” by Israel. The Jews will be deceived by Him. They will believe that he is indeed their long-expected Messiah. They will accept him as such. Proofs of this will be furnished in a later chapter. But if this pseudo Christ succeeds in palming himself off on the Jews as their true Messiah he must be a Jew, for it is unthinkable that they would be deceived by any Gentile.

Ere passing to the next point, we may add, that it was the common belief among Christians during the first four centuries A.D., that the Antichrist would come from the tribe of Dan. Whether this will be the case or no, we do not know. Gen.49:17, 18 may have ultimate reference to this Son of Perdition. Certainly Dan is the most mysterious of all the twelve tribes.