As I reported yesterday and today, Daniel 9:27 clearly says the anti-christ will 'strengthen' (not sign) a covenant with MANY-plural, more than one, etc (not Israel-singular).
The idea that we've been lied to for generations now about how the tribulation will start, leads to another idea that we've been lied to about for generations. There are many who say "when the tribulation starts, we'll know for sure who the anti-christ is"... or..."when the abomination of desolation happens, we'll really know who the anti-christ is."
As I was out on a run this morning, the Lord popped something else into my head. Who is Satan? He is the father of lies right? He is the master of deceit right? Do you think once the tribulation starts he's going to stop lieing, stop deceiving, stop manipulating, stop counterfeiting? If you do, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you...
What does the bible say about the time of the end? It will be a time of UNPARALLELED DECEIT. In other words, nothing will be what it seems to be. Satan has always had counterfeits for the real things of God. Do you think Satan is going to throw in the towel once the tribulation starts and stop producing counterfeits to fool the world?
Here's the point. I just had my eyes opened to the lie about the 'peace pact' with Israel that starts the tribulation-supposedly. Read Daniel 9:27 again, peace is never mentioned, and neither is Israel. Neither are even remotely implied. There's your first deception. Satan has a counterfeit, or a lie, or a deception planned for EVERYTHING he knows is coming during the tribulation period, because unlike many, the devil knows that our God does not lie, and what our Father says will happen, will happen just as its written.
Now here's the real eye opener. People think it will be easy to chart the progress of the tribulation, but they seriously misjudge the extent of deception the bible predicts. The apostles asked Jesus about what was going to happen, what was the first thing Jesus said? BE NOT DECEIVED. And just when you thought that Satan providing a counterfeit for every act of God during the tribulation was enough, the LORD HIMSELF throws in a deception-a big one. The lies and deceit will be piled so high, and be so thick that if it were possible, even the elect would be deceived....
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
2 Thessalonians 2
And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming; 9 even he , whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie: 12 that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Dan 8:23-YLT-'And in the latter end of their kingdom, about the perfecting of the transgressors, stand up doth a king, fierce of face, and understanding hidden things;
24 and his power hath been mighty, and not by his own power; and wonderful things he destroyeth, and he hath prospered, and wrought, and destroyed mighty ones, and the people of the Holy Ones.
25 'And by his understanding he hath also caused deceit to prosper in his hand, and in his heart he exerteth himself, and by ease he destroyeth many; and against the prince of princes he standeth -- and without hand he is broken.
26 And the appearance of the evening and of the morning, that is told, is true; and thou, hide thou the vision, for it is after many days.'
1 Timothy 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times ...
... But the Spirit says clearly that in later times some will be turned away from thefaith, giving their minds to spirits of deceit, and the teachings of evil
Do you still think it will be easy to spot what's going on during the tribulation? Spiritual blindness is real, look around today, how many still don't 'get it?' If you think that lies and deceit are out of control today, just wait until the father of lies takes over. If Satan has already laid a deception to make it hard to spot the beginning of the tribulation, what else has he done?
Think about it, we are in a perpetual state of war now with this 'war on terror.' If another war starts in the middle east, it might be interesting news on the TV, but who will think "hey, the tribulation just started!"
People who still think the 'covenant with MANY' means a covenant with Israel need to explain how the 'new rules' of writing Hebrew and English apply to their bible interpretation. Even if you assume that Israel is part of this covenant, who are the rest of this MANY spoken of in Dan 9:27? Many means more than one, right? Israel is ONE country, NOT many countries.
I don't plan on being here to see all the interesting lies that the anti-christ spins. We are promised an escape from ALL that's about to happen. The people who are left behind need to seriously re-examine everything that churchianity taught them. The lies that the apostate church teaches are like an onion. Peel back one layer and theres another, and another, and another.
Peace deal or not, time is short. Satan has a lie and a counterfeir for everything that our God plans to do during the tribulation. People do not dispute that there will be false christs and false prophets, do you think the devil is going to stop with that?
If there's a way to cover up, misdirect, distort, camoflauge, use trickery, magic, sorcery or anything else to keep people from believing the bible is true, the devil will use it. The escape draws near..so does the tribulation, grace and peace