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AS THE DAYS OF NOAH . . .

A Teaching by John S. Torell

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
Both the Old and the New Testament inform us that some day the Son of God, Jesus Christ, is going to come back to this earth and set up his kingdom. This will be followed by the Great White Throne Judgment, the destruction of the earth and the entire universe, followed by the creation of new heavens and a new earth. (Revelation chapters 19, 20 and 21). The only thing that God has not told us is the year, the day and the time.

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

But as the days of Noe (Noah) were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:29-37

Jesus told us that if we watched for certain signs, we would be able to tell how close we were to the Second Coming of Christ. Twice in the New Testament we read that just prior to the coming of Christ, life on earth would be the same as it was in the days of Noah before the flood. (Matthew 24:37-39; Luke 17:26-27)

In the month of July, 2000, the Holy Spirit began to bring my attention to this teaching. If Jesus warned us that life on earth would revert back to the way it was in the days of Noah, IT WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT TO FIND OUT HOW LIFE WAS BEFORE THE FLOOD. In order for me to understand the signs before His coming, I MUST LEARN HOW IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH!

The Bible also tells us that there will be a falling away from faith in Christ and that a world dictator will precede the Second Coming of Christ. (II  Thessalonians 2:1-17; Revelation 13:1-18) Suddenly it became very important for me to find out more about the times of Noah.

For many years I have been reading this verse in Matthew 24:37, yet not really understanding what it meant. When I read Genesis, Chapter Six, I understood that angels had taken human wives and created some kind of half-human half-demonic beings, which were called "giants" in the King James version of the Bible, and the Hebrew word used is "Nephilim," which means "fallen ones."

This understanding is supported in the Epistle of II Peter 2:4 and Jude, verse 6. In Job, Chapters One and Two, more insights are given about the spirit world. Satan is able to present himself to the Lord, and yet we read in Revelation 12:1-17 how Lucifer made war in the heavens and was cast out to the earth. More information is given on the fall of Lucifer in Isaiah 14:12-21 and Ezekiel 28:11-19.

My next understanding was that since there had been a prolonged space war, (Lucifer was defeated and taken through a trial where he was sentenced to the Lake of Fire, together with the angels who had sided with him. Matthew 25:41), there must be some kind of "COURTHOUSE" located in the second heaven where Lucifer could come and file his complaints, as described in the book of Job.

Some people are trying to place the casting down of Satan to the earth as taking place during the tribulation period, but this is strongly opposed by the statement that Jesus made in Luke 10:17-20.

When I read Daniel, Chapter 4, about angels called "WATCHERS" and how they were ruling the world through the Laws of God, I came to the understanding that there must be some kind of an angelic center from where these angels reside and rule.

THE BOOKS OF ENOCH
For a number of years I have thought that there must exist some kind of written record that would give us more insight into the time of Noah. I knew that in the nation of Israel written material existed which was not included in the Bible. The Roman Catholic church has carried the so-called, "Apocrypha" but I did not want to read them. But for some reason the book of Enoch kept coming up in my mind, so I decided to read this book and see what it was all about.

To my astonishment, when I searched my library for the book of Enoch, I found that it had been in my library for 17 years.

THE LIFE OF ENOCH
Enoch was born when Adam was 622 years old, and Adam lived together with Enoch 308 years. Enoch was taken by God 57 years after Adam died. Enoch was the 7th generation from Adam. The Bible does not tell us a lot about the life of Enoch, except the following verses:

And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: and Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Genesis 5:18-24

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. (Hebrews11:5)

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. Jude 14-15

The apostles Peter and Jude quote the writings of Enoch in the Bible. But the most astonishing fact that I learned is that Jesus is referred to as "the Son of man" over and over again in all the four Gospels. It is also found in the Old Testament. During my 35 years as a Christian I have never looked at this title and asked myself this, what does this mean. Then I read the following in the First Book of Enoch, Chapter 48: 

"At that hour, that Son of man was given a name, in the presence of the Lord of the Spirits, the Before Time, even before the creation of the sun and the moon, before the creation of the stars, he was given a name in the presence of the Lord of Spirits. He will become the light of the gentiles and he will become the hope of those who are sick in their hearts. All those who dwell upon the earth shall fall and worship before him; they shall glorify, bless, and sing the name of the Lord of Spirits. For this purpose he became the Chosen One; he was concealed in the presence of the Lord of the Spirits prior to the creation of the world, and for eternity." I Enoch 48:1-5

Compare this with what Luke wrote, as he quoted part of this passage:

A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. Luke 2:32

Compare this with what the apostle John wrote:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. John 1:1-10

Compare this what the apostle Paul wrote:

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:5-11

The book of Enoch was preserved by the descendants of Abraham, not Gentile nations. The book of Enoch dates back to the period before the flood and must have been preserved by Noah and his sons, just like Noah had preserved the early writings of the book of Genesis. And we must remember that Enoch was Noah’s great, great grandfather.

It is obvious that the knowledge of the creation and the life of Adam and Eve would be passed on from generation to generation. A written down record or an oral record passed from father to son through generations are the same. When the Flood took place there were only four men surviving, Noah and his three sons. I personally believe that the information now written down in the books of Enoch are true and reflect how life was during this terrible time of horror that is referred to as "the days of Noah."

The people of Israel were the only nation on earth which had received a revelation from God and worshiped the God of creation, not man-made deities. The passage I just quoted from the book of Enoch shows that Adam and his sons knew that the Son of man was going to be the Messiah, and that through him there would be salvation (Genesis 3:15). The word for God in Genesis, Chapter One, is "Elohim," which means "Gods" in Hebrew. The passage in Enoch points to the deity of the Son of man, and that he is eternal, and that one day every knee shall bow before him. This understanding by Enoch points out that his knowledge had come by revelation from God himself, which is what the Bible is telling us about Enoch, that he walked with God in a special way.

SOME FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK OF ENOCH
Book One of Enoch is found complete only in the Ethiopic (Ge’ez) version, for which more that forty manuscripts are known to exist as of 1983. The original language was Hebrew, while some argue that the book was written in a mixture of Hebrew and Aramaic, like the book of Daniel. Fragments of I Enoch were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, which date back to around 200 years before Christ.

Common sense should tell us that the written history of Adam and Eve, as found in the book of Genesis, did not survive in its original writings. Instead the knowledge was passed on from generation to generation, and it was Moses, who around 2600 years after Adam, wrote down what is today known as the book of Genesis.

Therefore, my understanding is that the same process must have been true for the first book of Enoch. Just as the so-called Bible scholars are trying to "DEBUNK" the Bible, they are doing the same thing with the book of Enoch.

Regardless of the spin that the "scholars" put on the book of Enoch, they all agree that it was written down in the first century A.D. by the Christian community. This will pose a great technical problem for the scoffers. During the first century A.D. electricity was not known to men, neither was cloning and genetic engineering known, yet both the Bible and the book of Enoch speak on these subjects. My personal belief is that the information in the Bible is a direct revelation from God, preserved by men through the power of the Holy Spirit. The additional information given in the book of Enoch is in total harmony with the Bible, but gives us more insight into the period between Adam and Noah. (Also see notes from Encyclopedia Britannica).

DANIEL WAS PROMISED THAT AT THE END OF TIME GOD WOULD UNSEAL THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST
The Bible is full of accounts of how God’s angels worked on this planet, changed events and rescued the people of God. Some of the most exciting events are described in the book of Daniel. Let me quote the following:

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. Daniel 12:3-10

According to Jesus, life on earth will go back to how it was before the flood. The impact of that is frightening to those who understand what it really means. Once again demonic entities (fallen angels) will begin to intermingle with human beings and produce a race of demon/man beings, beings without a soul, totally evil and void of all mercy, love and goodness.

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:1-5

WHAT IS ENOCH TELLING US ABOUT FALLEN ANGELS?
In Enoch 1, Chapter 6, the following details are given:

1.  The leader of this group of Satanic angels is Semyaz, and his group of fallen angels consisted of 200. When this group of fallen angels saw how beautiful the women born on earth were, they decided to take some of these women as wives and produce children through them.

My personal understanding is that this group of 200 angels prior to the fall of the angels had been working with God in the creation of human beings, and thus had the knowledge of how the human body was engineered. Using this knowledge for their own purposes, they were able to create what was needed in them, to have some kind of a physical body, through which they then could have sexual intercourse with these young women.

2.  Semyaz did not trust the fallen angels under his command. He made them sware an oath with a curse, which bound them altogether before they started this project.

I believe that this type of oath with a curse is the same kind of oath that is practiced by Satanists, witches, Baal worshipers, Freemasons, Mormons etc. This should not come as a surprise to Christians, since Paul tells us that demons do seduce and teach doctrine. I Timothy 4:1

3.  They descended upon mount Hermon (9,101 ft. above sea level) and located in what is today Syria. This mountain became their headquarters.

Now I understand where the Baal worship came from. After the flood, demons seduced people into idol worship and mount Hermon became a center in the Middle East, where altars were built and human sacrifices done. Compare this with the false religion of the Greek people, who claimed that the gods lived on mount Olympus, led by Zeus, who was known for his enormous sexual appetite of women. In Rome he was known as "Jupiter" and the Vikings called him "Thor." The Aztec empire in central Mexico worshiped a cluster of demon gods, with high pyramid temples, where at the top humans were cut open, and their still throbbing hearts were sacrificed to the sun god. The current Olympic Games is in reality a revival of the old Zeus worship. The Olympic fire is lit on top of mount Olympus by female priests, the fire is carried to the game of that year in a torch, and then the Olympic altar is lit. There are songs and dances at the opening and closing of the games, all in honor of the old Greek gods. Is it a coincidence that the Roman Emperor Theodosius abolished the games in 393 A.D, because of their ties to demon worship? Was it an accident that the games were brought back to the world in 1894?

4.  The 200 fallen angels were divided into groups of ten, each group having a leader. Enoch gives the names of each of these sub-leaders.

5.  Each one of the 200 fallen angels took a woman as a wife, and made them pregnant.
The babies to whom these women gave birth grew to a height of 300 cubits (450 ft.) and they consumed so much food that the people of the earth hated them, since they were forced to feed them. The giants then turned their wrath upon the people, and began to kill and eat humans. They also ate birds, fish, animals and reptiles, and they drank blood.

6.  One of the fallen angels taught technology to mankind. He taught them how to mine for ore, melting the ore and extracting different metals. He then taught them how to fashion the metals into swords, knives, shields and breast plates.

Those who became initiated into this demon religion, where educated into making bracelets, decorations (shadowing of the eye); making medication (pharmakia), ornamentation, the beautifying of the eye lids, all kind of precious stones, and all coloring tinctures and alchemy. Other fallen angels taught humans how to do incantations and the cutting of roots, how to resolve incantations, astrology and how to deceive people.

7.  These fallen angels educated the people not only in technology, which was used to make war, but also in occult practices, releasing more demon power on the earth.

After reading this, I suddenly came to understand why the prophet Elijah became petrified with fear right after he had experienced a great victory on mount Carmel. I Kings 18:22-46 When Jezebel sent a message to him, she did not send it as from the queen, but as the high priestess of Baal.  It was the demon prince of Baal himself, possessing her, who sent this message and wiped Elijah out with fear.

And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time. And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. I Kings 19:1-3

Jezebel was a woman who from her childhood had been initiated into Satanic worship:

And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him. And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him. And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. I Kings 16:30-32

When Jehu came to confront Jezebel, she went into her chambers, painted herself up in all the colors of a Satanic Baal priestess, put on a head gear and went to the window, hoping to scare Jehu into submission. But Jehu was not intimidated and had her killed on the spot. Until now I could not understand why Jezebel put on her make-up before she went to the window. Now I know.

And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master? And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot. And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed     woman, and bury her: for she is a king's daughter. And they went to bury her, but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel: And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel. I Kings 30-37

Is it a coincidence that when the great revivals and awakenings began first with the Wesley brothers in the 18th century, followed by Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Charles Finney in the 19th century, and the Pentecostal revival in the early 20th century, the Holy Spirit spoke through all these men and women preaching, that it was a sin for women to wear make-up?

Since many women are used to wearing make-up today, this will become a very touchy subject. The old time Pentecostals in the early 1900's believed that any woman who used make-up would end up in hell. This is not true, since a woman does not become saved by not wearing make-up. Instead, let me share with you my conviction on this subject, and then let each person reading this pray about it and ask God for guidance in her own life.

When God created Eve out of the rib from Adam, she must have been a stunningly beautiful woman who radiated the care God had taken in making her. She needed no clothing, no hanging ornaments, no paint to accent her features – she was made perfect by the Creator.

Once Adam and Eve had fallen into sin, the Devil could not wait to put his touch upon men and women. He scarred the men with tattoos, ear rings and nose rings; and the women were painted and decorated with ear rings, bracelets etc. The hair of both men and women were altered and color added, until the human race looked just as the Devil wanted them to look, a fallen rejected race of men and women. The beauty of the Creator was lost.

For many years I colored my hair, once it started turning grey. One day the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said: "Do you want to have hair that may be gray, or do you want to be bald?" I made a personal choice, I tossed out my vanity and went with whatever color God had for me.

We must remember this, anything that we put on our skin, creams, lotions or hair coloring will, to a certain degree, be absorbed through the skin. We are going to great length to be careful what we eat to avoid toxins, but we forget that the skin will absorb whatever chemicals are put on it.

When people say, "I look so drab," or, "I have freckles," or they claim to have some other kind of deformity that they must cover up, I feel that the way God made me is the way that I am going to look. He is my creator and if people say that I do not look good, let them complain to Him, not to me. As far as I am concerned, I am not going to have a "face lift" some day, instead I will take it to God in prayer.

In our ministry we have women who do not wear make-up and others who do. As a pastor, I let this be a personal choice between each woman and God. To make a point, I would rather have a "dolled up" woman in the church who is close to the Lord, than a woman who wears no make-up, but is a gossiper.

8.  The fallen angels also introduced the technology of writing and the use of ink and paper. This was used to write down false doctrine and to preserve the incantations and ceremonies that the fallen angels had taught people.

9.  The murder of babies was shown to women (abortions), where the child was murdered in the womb and then extracted.

To me this is more than devastating, to come to the knowledge, that the killing of babies in the wombs is as old as the beginning of mankind. No wonder that the feminist movement is so militant, these women are driven by powerful demonic princes, who have been killing babies for the last 8000 years. With the current technology, their lust for killing babies has now gone into the millions per year worldwide.

10. The fallen angels also introduced flagellation to people, which is today known as "kinky sex" or "masochism" where sexual pleasure is derived from being beaten, tied up, dominated in some form or other by the other sexual partner, including rape.

God’s Word is true, holy and powerful and we really should take heed to what God is saying to his people and examine our behavior accordingly:

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hosea 4:6

CONCLUSION TO THIS INTRODUCTION OF ENOCH
After having read the books of Enoch twice, many things I have previously taught by faith have been verified. Some things are brand new revelations to me.

God created a beautiful Garden of Eden; the Devil brought in technology for the purpose of murder and war. It is important that we understand that all technology is created by God through his spiritual and physical laws and that the Devil and his fallen angels are using their knowledge in this area for evil instead of good.

I have believed for many years that UFOS are operated by demonic beings. Now I no longer think that the US Air Force shot down the UFO over Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, but that Satan landed it on purpose so that the craft and its occupants could be captured.

The United States Government hid the craft, preserved the killed operators in vats of formaldehyde and set out a program to do reverse engineering in order to learn this new technology. From this craft the following new technologies were introduced to mankind: Night vision image intensifier (used much in the Gulf war); the integrated circuit chip, which led to the discovery of the transistor, which replaced the vacuum tubes. Then came the development of the printed circuit and the microprocessor, which led to the explosion of personal computers, now able to have a processing speed in excess of 1000 MHz.

Our laser technology was given man in 1947, fiber optics, super tenacity fibers which today are known as "Kevlar bullet proof vests", depleted uranium artillery shells and uranium tipped bullets, which can penetrate thick steel armored plates, used much in the Gulf War. Another product that has recently come on the market is ‘food irradiation." More advanced war technologies have been developed, "Death Rays" which are now in use by the US Army and just released in year 2000 to Israel, and the Particle-Beam weapon.

Demons do not release technology to benefit mankind, but to advance man’s ability to wage war and do mass destruction. However, God did not create this technology for war, but for the benefit of his creation. Thus we can see that where the Christian faith is the strongest, there is also the greatest development of technology for peaceful use.

Again I want to emphasize the following: Technology in itself is not bad. It is part of God’s creation and everything that God created was and is good. (Genesis 1:31) When the fallen angels introduced knowledge to mankind, it was not for the purpose of improving man’s living conditions, but rather for weapons of mass destruction.

Lucifer was not satisfied to build human armies equipped with stone weapons, so the demons taught men how to dig mines, getting ore to melt, extracting gold, silver, copper and iron, then how to mix the metals to make swords, knives, spears etc. Armies could be built to unleash massive destruction and subdue other nations.

When God destroyed the race of half human/half demon, He put a moratorium on further technical developments. From about 6000 B.C. to around 1700 AD, some 7,700 years, man did not learn any new technology, only improved on what was there. For this entire period, the wind was the only power for ships, including using men with oars. Horses, camels, elephants and donkeys were the power source for land travel and other works.

It is interesting to note that in the 14th century Leonardo de Vinci designed airplanes and submarines etc., but did not have any power source for them.

Electricity was unknown to man, but those dabbling in the occult spoke about some unknown power. When Enoch wrote about the coming flood, he described the water in the air (clouds and the frozen canopy of water which at this time enveloped the earth) as masculine, and the water on the earth as feminine. Today we know that water clouds have a positive electric charge and that lightning consists of electrons rushing up to neutralize the water in the air.

The Chinese called it "Ying and Yang," and this term is still used in occult practices. The first power source to be discovered was the water wheel, which goes back for centuries.

In 1663 static electricity was discovered, followed by the steam engine in 1769. Man’s knowledge of electricity developed during this period, and we learned about direct current and then alternating current. The first water turbine was introduced in 1826 and the first functional combustion engine came on the market in 1878. In the early 20th century came the development of the rocket engine, then the jet engine and then came nuclear power.

It is known in scientific circles that the UFO’s are powered by either electro-magnetic propulsion or reverse gravity. So far man has not been able to penetrate and capture this power source.

So, for the last 7000 years Satan has been spearheading technology to further weapons of mass destruction and devices to enslave people.

On the other hand, God’s people have developed and enhanced known technology to give man a better life and reach a higher standard of living.

SATAN CANNOT BRING IN THE ANTICHRIST WITHOUT A HIGH LEVEL OF TECHNOLOGY
For the Devil to bring in the Antichrist system, he must have a certain level of technology in order to control the masses of people. The gifts that the Devil has been giving to mankind during the years have been weapons of war. The bow and arrow, the catapult, the batting ram, ships with batting rams driven by chained slaves using oars, traps of different kinds etc.

Once gun powder (black powder first discovered in 1304) was given to man, came rifles, pistols, cannons and land mines etc. With the discovery of smokeless gunpowder came more powerful guns, capable of killing more people faster.

With digital cameras, computers, lasers and satellites the Devil now has the technology to control all movements of people on this earth, all commerce and all banking. When the final move will come is now only a question of time, which the Bible calls the "THE GREAT TRIBULATION."

THE RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST
God has made it crystal clear to us in the Bible, that before Jesus Christ comes back to this earth, there will arise a world dictator who for a short time will rule this world and do the bidding of the Devil. Let me quote the Bible on this subject:

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 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 son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he, as God, sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now you know what withholds that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
II Thessalonians 2:1-12

In the book of Revelation, we are given more information about the Antichrist and the system that he will set up:

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exercised all the power of the first beast before him, and caused the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causesl, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Revelation 13:1-18

The Devil is going to set up a system, where he will control all production and the selling of it, requiring a "Mark" for any human being to be part of it. He is also going to merge all religions into one, where he will set up his leader, which the Bible calls "THE FALSE PROPHET."

To make this work, there must be a technology present that will allow the Satanic leadership to have instant communication to any point on the planet, then military or police forces on location to deal with any resistance. Most people have not thought this through. For example, when the British Empire was at its peak, their controls were very weak. If there was an uprising in the American colonies, it would not be known in London for at least four weeks, or as long as it took a ship to get from the colonies to London. Once the British government had been given the news, they would make a decision on what to do about it. Then it would take another four weeks before a written order could be given to the officer in charge in the colonies. It would also take them weeks to send more soldiers and supplies to the place where unrest was taking place.

Today there is instant communication world-wide via satellites; troops and supplies have been stationed around the earth and with air craft soldiers can be moved into any spot in less than 24 hours.

The Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition, is not going to come in on the scene suddenly. The organization is going to be built up over a period of time, and only believers in Christ who know their Bibles will be able to see what is going on. Here are some of the most obvious signs:

  1. There must be some global organization that in time will supercede national governments and bring all nations under one rule. Is there such an organization existing today? Yes, there is! It is not supreme yet, but world leaders are working hard to bring that into being. The name of the organization is THE UNITED NATIONS," founded in 1945. The UN was very weak in the beginning, today it dominates more. This is only the beginning.

  2. There is a "WORLD COURT" in existence, located in the Haag, Netherlands. It is also known as "THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS." Its ruling is binding upon the nations of the world.

  3. There is a "WORLD BANK" in existence, known as the "WORLD BANK AND INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND OF THE UNITED NATIONS."

  4. The last thing needed to complete this structure is for the UN to have a permanent military force, large enough to outgun any individual nation. Currently the UN has so-called "peace operations" going on, but the talk behind the scenes is to create a "SUPER MILITARY FORCE" under the command of the UN. World government leaders are currently discussing how to implement this. Once this is in place, all the UN needs is a new leader with dictatorial powers and the reign of Antichrist is ready to be unleashed.

CONCLUSION
It is now more important than ever for each believer in Christ to study the prophetic writings in the Bible, to really learn what it mean and how it will effect all people living on the earth. Once we have done this, it will drive us to evangelize, that is, to tell people about Christ before it is too late. After all, the most important thing to any person on this earth is to hear about God, his son Jesus Christ and then be able to be saved and receive eternal life. We all know that life on this earth is temporary, and that all of us, at one time or other, shall depart from this earth. And there are only
two places to which to exit, it is either HEAVEN OR HELL! Where are you going?

"AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH, SO SHALL ALSO THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN BE!"

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