In these last days, Israel’s Kabalistic Rabbis are speaking of two Mashiachs, Mashiach Ben Yosef and Mashiach Ben David. Having never been able to reconcile the prophecies of a conquering Messiah with the prophecies of a suffering and dying Messiah, they have declared that there will be two messiahs, Ben David, the conquering Messiah and Ben Yosef, the suffering and dying Messiah. Of course, it would be difficult to reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ if they were to accept that one individual could fulfill both roles.
The prophetic Rabbis believe that both Messiahs are human and that having fulfilled their roles, they will die as all men die. They say that Mashiach Ben Yosef will die in the Battle with Magog but Mashiach Ben David will show up, kill the bad guys and raise Ben Yosef from the dead. Ben David will then go on to purify Jerusalem and Israel, rebuilding the Temple and restoring the sacrifice.
The strange thing is how closely that follows Christian eschatology which speaks of an Antichrist who dies and a False Prophet who raises him from the dead. One of the heads of the “Beast” has a fatal wound” which is healed. When the people see it, they will marvel.
Revelation 13:3 One of his heads appeared to be fatally wounded, but his fatal wound was healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.
The prophecies which spoke to the first coming of the Messiah were intentionally occluded by God. Even the Disciples who lived and walked with Jesus failed to understand. Even after the resurrection and having seen Jesus walk through walls, they did not understand. It was not until the Holy Spirit fell on them at Pentecost that their eyes were opened and they finally understood. Jesus said that those who are not born of the Spirit cannot even see the Kingdom of God. That holds true today as Jew and Gentile alike fail to understand the first coming of the Messiah.
Those prophecies were purposely made clear enough that, in hindsight, we could clearly see that they pointed to Jesus but not so clear that the powers and principalities could figure it out in advance and defeat God’s plan.
1 Corinthians 2:8 None of the rulers of this age knew this wisdom, for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
In a like manner, the prophecies concerning the end times, the tribulation, the Rapture of the Church and the Second coming are occluded or hidden. After the fact, we will look back, with 20/20 hindsight, and say, “Yes, of course, this is clearly what God has prophesied.” Looking into the future, it is not so clear and we argue over what we think that it means and what will happen. This is not to cause confusion in the Church, this is to keep the Devil and his minions from figuring it out and coming up with a battle plan to counter it. One thing we know for certain, times are going to get rough and we need to be right with God now.
Biblical ignorance is at an all-time high. People who think they are Christian, worship a Jesus of their own imagination, and will bust Hell wide open when they die. Their Jesus does not even vaguely resemble the Jesus of the Bible, although the demon they worship is glad to use his Name. Even among the saved, Biblical ignorance leaves most open to deception. The coming deception will be great and many who claim to follow Jesus will be deceived.
If we assume that the two Messiahs Israel is looking for are indeed the biblical Antichrist and False Prophet, we can easily see that the Antichrist will be Jewish, or at least successfully pretend to be Jewish. He will defeat the enemies of Israel in the Gog, Magog war. He will be a hero and all Israel will accept him as their Messiah. He will be a hero to the Dominionist and Seven Mountain Cults. Their Prophets will declare him as Messiah and follow the False Prophet in worshiping him. If you doubt me, remember Trump.
Exactly how or when this is going to happen is not for us to know. What we do know is that those who are deceived and do follow the Antichrist and the false prophet will pay for their mistake in the Lake of Fire, which is the second death.
If you expect the Antichrist to be evil, cool, and calculating, like the one in the movies, you will love the real Antichrist and follow after the False Prophet with all your heart. The Antichrist is going to look just like the Jesus those in the Emergent Church have imagined. The False Prophet is going to look like a Hyper-Grace version of Elijah… even calling down fire from Heaven.
The Antichrist will be a Military Hero. He will defeat Israel’s enemies and build the third Temple on the Temple Mount. He will slaughter Muslims by the millions and leave Mecca a nuclear wasteland. He will level the Dome of the Rock and bulldoze the Al-Aqsa Mosque off the side of the mountain. The Dominionist Cult will just know that they have found their Man! Antichrist will be everything the Hyper-Grace Gurus have always wanted Jesus to be, kind, forgiving and nonjudgmental. The only thing he will require is that you pledge your allegiance to him and take his mark.
Israel’s two Messiahs are at the door. There will be a death, a resurrection, and an incarnation. Fire will fall from Heaven. Miracles will abound…
The closer you are to the real Jesus, the Jesus of the Bible, and the more you know of God’s Word, the less likely you are to be deceived and the more likely you are to make Heaven your eternal home.
If you believed the Dominionist prophecies about Trump, you are really going to be impressed with the prophecies proclaiming Antichrist to be God’s only hope for the world and the False Prophet to be Elijah in the flesh…
Get in the Word and get right with God now. This very well could be your last chance to avoid deception and the Lake of Fire…