How long is the
Antichrist going to reign? A seven-year period is the prevalent teaching
among Christian churches. In contrast, I believe that the Beast is going
to reign for 41.6 years and I will share how I arrive at this number.
It is interesting
that the False Prophet doesn’t appear until 3.5 years after the Beast
takes power. During this time the Antichrist will have to contend with
two witnesses sent by God who will stand outside his palace in Jerusalem
prophesying and bringing down judgment upon people in the kingdom of the
Beast. This is going to destroy the credibility of Satan’s man as he is
unable to get rid of these two men in his capitol and life is going to
be miserable for him.
God will remove the
protection at the end of the 3.5 years and the Beast will finally be
able to overcome and kill them, leading to a global celebration as the
world’s population sees this unfold on television. This short-lived
party will only last for 3.5 days when God resurrects the two witnesses
and takes them to heaven. A great earthquake will destroy a tenth of
Jerusalem and 7,000 people will be killed.
television and the problematic two witnesses, the Beast won’t have much
credibility with the earth’s population and this is when Satan ushers in
the False Prophet, who can be likened to a political spin doctor. He
will orchestrate amazing miracles that will dazzle the people and direct
them to worship the Beast.
The Book of
Revelation occurred some 1,900 years ago and John did not know about
electricity and so Jesus had to speak in such a way that John could
understand. It was not until the middle of the 20th century
that technology reached such a level that the words of Jesus made sense
and we could finally understand that one of the things He spoke about
Kings and emperors at
the time demanded worship from their citizens but it always was
localized. Meaning, there was no way to show a rally in Rome to the
people living in Greece. But since the latter part of the 20th
century, this is now common practice amongst all news outlets.
Everything Jesus predicted is taking place and it is both fascinating
and frightening to see how close we are to the coming of the Antichrist.
Print out the sermon outline and let's examine the
Scriptures together Sunday morning at 9:00 AM PST.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor John S. Torell