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Could Vladimir Putin be Gog?

December 27, 2018 9 Comments
According to Scripture, an aggressive and authoritarian ruler identified as “Gog” will arise from Russia (known in Biblical times as “Magog”) to lead a coalition of nations against Israel, in what is known as the Ezekiel 38-39 war, in the last days.

Since this ruler is likely that of either a current or future leader of Russia, and the stage appears to be set for the Ezekiel 38-39 war, there may well be a credible candidate for Gog, and there is: Vladimir Putin. Little is known about this man, who was catapulted from obscurity into the seat of Russian power. What is known, however, is that Putin very closely fits the description of Gog...

Russian President Vladimir Putin

1. Gog is a dictator with such powerful reputation to where countries of the world hesitate to confront him directly (Ezekiel 38:13). Putin is an undisputed dictator, and him and his Russia are already becoming so powerful that no one in the world can stop them. Forbes has named Vladimir Putin the world’s most powerful person four years in a row. Garry Kasparov in his book, "Winter Is Coming" says, “Putin’s Russia is clearly the biggest and most dangerous threat facing the world today.” Time magazine (2014) makes the case that Vladimir Putin does not see himself as Russia’s president or prime minister but rather as her modern Czar (Gog is a title like “Czar”). Putin is certainly living up to his name - Vladimir - which means: Universal ruler

2. Gog invades the tiny nation of Israel (Ezekiel 38). Putin and his Russia have a history of moving in and conquering weak nations. Putin's invaded the country of Georgia (occupies 20 percent of the country), southern Ukraine's Crimea peninsula (annexed it, made it part of Russia), eastern Ukraine (controls it today), and has taken over the Syrian government. According to Joel C. Rosenberg:
"He is invading one country after another, and you know the saying, 'If you give a mouse a cookie, he'll want a glass of milk. Putin has eaten a whole bag of Oreos, and now he just grabbed the dairy farm and no one is stopping him."

3. The manner in which Gog invades Israel is fast and overpowering (Ezekiel 38:9; Daniel 11:44). Putin has a record of calculated and overpowering violence. Masha Gressen in her book, "The man without a face" says, "...Putin painted himself as consistently rash, physically violent man with a barely containable temper." For instance, Putin's childhood friend recalls that:
“If anyone ever insulted him in any way, Vladmir would immediately jump on the guy, scratch him, bite him, rip his hair out by the clump – do anything to humiliate him in any way… he would flare up and start expressing his outrage. He did this several times over”
Putin's overpowering violence and impulsive temper which manifested through the tentacles of the KGB/FSB (Russian intelligence agencies, the organizations Putin was a part of before becoming president), resurrected vertical power enabling him to effectively head a security state much like Hitler's Nazi SS. Is this the same barely containable temper that will “go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many” (Dan. 11:44)?

4. Gog’s motive for invading is to steal Israel's resources (Ezekiel 38:12). Putin is also infamous for taking what doesn't belong to him, including personal items and corporate assets that belong to other individuals and companies. One notable example is when Putin shutdown Russia’s largest privately owned oil & gas firm, Yukos, and salvaged its assets.

Here are just two other examples, taken from Gressen’s book, showing Putin’s reoccurring urge to steal:

  • In 2005, while hosting a group of American businessmen, Putin pocketed a 124-diamond Super Bowl ring of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. 
  • In the same year, while hosted as a special guest in New York, Putin nodded to one of his bodyguards, who took a glass replica of a Kalashnikov automatic weapon filled with vodka and carried it out of the room, leaving the hosts speechless. 

5. Gog will likely steal Israel's massive quantities of natural gas and oil resources (see here; Ezekiel 38:12). Putin has actually completed his PhD on the subject of exploitation of natural resources! His PhD was entitled: ‘Natural resources and the development strategy for the Russian Economy’. So the idea of resource exploitation is well and truly entrenched in Putin's mind, AND he seems to have a strong urge to steal what doesn't belong to him. Not a good mix. 

Interestingly, right after Israel's major oil find in the Golan Heights, Putin called the Israeli PM and offered to guard Israel’s oil and gas assets. Then, Putin ordered troops into Syria, beginning the Russian military intervention in Syria - it's possible that Putin’s interest in assisting Syria is connected to this recent oil discovery! It would appear that Putin has his eye on the spoil (Ezek. 38:12).

6. Gog will provide air cover (planes and helicopters) for the multitude of troops he has moving up the mountains on Syria's side of the border (Ezekiel 38:4-6). In the fall and winter of 2015, Putin sent hundreds of troops, many planes, helicopters, drones and other weapons to a military base in Syria. With each passing day, Vladimir Putin is getting more deeply involved in the Middle East: He's sending in more troops; better planes, helicopters and drones; and more powerful and advanced weapons. On top of that, Putin has a second base under construction; a radar and missile defense system under construction; helicopter pads, air traffic control towers, storage buildings and mobile housing units under construction, and more. Gog prepares for himself and all his allies (Ezek. 38:7).

Russian military forces arrive in Syria

7. Gog is masterful in secret planning and forms an evil plan (Ezekiel 38:10). Putin is, without doubt, masterful in secret planning and a man with a plan. Putin's master plan is to destroy the West by breaking up the European Union, dividing NATO, frustrating and unnerving the United States, and expanding Russia’s global influence (in an attempt to recapture the power of the former Soviet Union). Is it too difficult to imagine a time when Putin devises an evil plan against Israel?

Putin meeting with Iran leader
8. Gog will attract many allies to fight with him; and he will take command of their troops (Ezekiel 38:5-7). Putin's recently met with many leaders and announced plans for Russia, along with Iran, Sudan and Turkey (all Russian allies in the battle of Gog and Magog) to step up their military co-operation! These countries respect his leadership and seem to be getting along with him.

Interestingly, in the Ezekiel 38 alliance, "Put" is with them (Ezek. 38:5). Put refers to modern day Libya, but could it also be an abbreviation for Putin?

9. Gog will act as a guard to his allies and justify his aggression as self defence of them (Ezekiel 38:7). We can see Putin "being a guard" in the recent invasions. For instance, Putin's justification for the actions in Crimea was one of help for Russian speaking peoples who feel oppressed and not represented by the political authorities who are over them.

Interestingly, there are reportedly over half a million Russian speakers living in Israel. Is it too difficult to imagine a time when the Russians, led by Putin, will storm into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to 'protect' these Russian speakers from so called oppression? Could this be a way that Gog justifies his invasion of Israel?

Putin says he reserves right to protect Russians in Ukraine - The Washington Post

10. Gog is an adversary of God (Ezekiel 38:3). Certainly this is true of Putin, since he is both a Communist and an atheist. For a long time, the leaders among those who sought to oppress and destroy human beings, and to wipe out Christianity, were Communist Russia and China.

Could Putin be Gog?

The coming person of Gog will not be known until the events of Ezekiel 38-39 take place, so it’s too early to draw such a conclusion. That being said, all of Putin's actions indicate that he could—and I strongly believe he will—fulfill a Bible prophecy that was recorded millennia ago. If Putin is indeed Gog, it seems highly likely the invasion of Israel by the northern coalition will occur in the next 6 years, for three reasons:

  1. Russia’s constitution states that the president may serve no more than two consecutive terms, meaning Putin would be obligated to step down in 2024
  2. Putin is aged 66, and the average life expectancy for a male in Russia is 66. 
  3. The stage is set for the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39.

If Putin is not Gog, then he is certainly setting the scene for Gog to arise!

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Just How Close Is the Rapture?

December 11, 2018 15 Comments
"When you see all these things, you will know that He is near, right at the door." (Matthew 24:33)

Jesus was quite clear that no human knows the day or hour of His return for the Church (Mark 13:32). He did, however, say that when we see the signs of His soon coming we can be sure that “summer is near” (Mt. 24:32). It would appear that we are on the verge of summer. Here's a small timeline outlining some of the latest prophetic events, from 2001 to 2019, indicating that the rapture is right around the corner...

1. APR 1, 2001 - Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. Ever since, a domino effect across the world has led to dozens of countries legalizing gay marriage (currently 27, and the list is growing all the time), an official endorsement of sin not even seen in Sodom. The only other time in history when homosexual "marriage" was practiced was … during the days of Noah. And guess what? That was the final straw that led to the FloodRemember, Jesus said He would return at a time when society resembled “the days of Noah” (Matthew 24:37)!

There are now 27 countries where gay marriage is legal.

Jesus also said the time immediately before His coming would be as it was in the days of Lot (Luke 17:28). Though homosexual "marriage" was not practiced, homosexuality was also rampant in Sodom and Gomorrah. Likewise, the angels decided this sin was the last straw for Sodom and forcibly removed Lot and his family from the city before it was destroyed with fire!

In only the last few years has homosexual sin, as well as transgenderism, reached its zenith. Homosexuality has become the 'norm', and by destroying the institution of marriage, the "gay rights" LBGQTI movement made possible the transgender revolution, which has been sweeping across the world since late 2013. Several new words have entered our English language: cisgender, gender-fluid, non-binary (gendered), pansexual, trans, and transgender. There are now 114 different gender options listed on Tumblr and dozens of proposed gender-neutral pronouns. Children are having sex change operations. Gender is being eliminated on birth certificates. The media is fixated with stories of men’s transformation into women and women who have operations to be like men. The “gender theory” is being infiltrated into educational materials for children...

Did the pre-Flood world have even this level of sexual immorality before judgment? I seriously think not, which makes one wonder: if we've surpassed the level of homosexuality and sexual immorality that existed in Noah's day, and this particular sin was the final straw before judgment, how close are WE to judgment?

RFID microchip implant in the hand
2. MAY 11, 2002 - The Jacobs family volunteered to be the first consumers to receive an RFID microchip implant (the VeriChip) and underwent the chipping procedure which was broadcast live on American television (BBC 11 May 2002). According to VeriChip, about 2,000 persons had been implanted worldwide by the end of 2008. Today, there are a few unsolicited studies that forecast that VeriChip (now under the new corporate name Positive ID) will sell between 1 million and 1.4 million chips by 2020! Bible prophecy foretells about a coming mark, called the "mark of the beast", that is going to be put into everyone's right hand or forehead (Revelation 13:15-18). 

Furthermore, GPS-enabled RFID chips can keep track of your every move so that no man can “buy or sell” without the approval of a central government (Revelation 13:17).

3. JUN 29, 2007 - The first ever iPhone was released, causing smart phones to become mainstream for the first time. Smart phones, along with satellite televisions (est. 1962) and the Internet (est. 1974-1983), allow for the gospel to be preached to the WHOLE world (Malachi 1:11; Matthew 24:14), and the two dead witnesses to be seen by the ENTIRE world over the span of three and a half days (Revelation 11:9; 10).

In addition, smart phones can track your location anywhere there are cell towers and your activity online is constantly being monitored by companies and governments. Mass surveillance would make it easier for a totalitarian government to control its citizens (Revelation 13:17). 

The first iPhone was released in 2007 (Photo: Apple)

4. JAN 3, 2009 - The Bitcoin network, which is the only international currency out of the almost 200 currencies of the world, came into existence. A cashless society (with electronic transactions that can be monitored) would make it easier for the Antichrist to control all buying and selling (Revelation 13:17). Could Bitcoin be the means for the Antichrist to control the financial system of this world and in turn, the people? Time will tell, for now we can just speculate.

Nonetheless, the worldwide infrastructure for mark of the beast commerce is present and widespread social acceptance of such a system is perhaps only a year or two away. Digital payment methods, like Paypal, Google pay, NFC payments and Credit Cards, became well established in countries across the world by the 2010’s making this possible. There are now reports that cash usage will be surpassed by debit cards and contactless payments in a few years!

5. JAN 17, 2009 - Fifteen miles off of the coast of Israel, the Tamar field, which is a natural gas field large enough to fill 40 percent of Israel’s energy needs, was discovered. This was the first of several such fields Israel would discover in 2012 and 2013. But wait—there’s more! In 2015, a massive oil reserve ten times larger than average oil fields in other parts of the world was discovered in the Golan Heights. If Israel is able get to it, the field could make the Jewish state self-sufficient in oil for years! Gog (Russia) will invade Israel with the prime motivation of seizing spoil and carrying off plunder (Ezekiel 38:12). Could it be oil and gas? 

Interestingly, there are reports that oil production in the surrounding countries will peak in a few short years, which would affect Russia and perhaps drag her into the Gog-Magog War. Some believe Russia’s peak oil production could be just three years away! Could the Gog-Magog War also be just a few years away? If the war takes place in the first half of the tribulation period, how much closer is the rapture? 

The Tamar gas rig, located 23 kilometers (14 miles) west of the city

6. SEP 2, 2009 - The Earth is overdue, and more vulnerable than ever, for a devastating solar stormBased on historical precedence, experts predict that a massive solar storm should hit our planet roughly once every 150 years. The last one, known as the Carrington Event, happened in 1859 — 156 years agoThere is strong indication that Earth will be adversely impacted by a major solar storm right before the Second Coming (Revelation 16:8-9; Revelation 16:10-11). 

Interestingly, Earth’s sun goes through an 11-year cycle of increased and decreased activity, and the next peak activity (when the possibility of a solar storm hitting Earth is at its highest) is due around 2024–2025. If the time is ripe for a major solar storm on Earth, and this judgment is unleashed at the end of the tribulation period, how much closer is the rapture?

Solar flare captured on August 31, 2012, taken from the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Earthquake in Tiberias
7. OCT, 2013 - In a rare occurrence, a series of five minor earthquakes struck northern Israel during one week in late October 2013Ever since, seismic activity has been increasing in Israel with experts fearing a "big one" may still yet be due. Just this year, a chain of dozens of tremors in July reignited experts' fears. Bible prophecy foretells that several catastrophic earthquakes will strike Israel in the tribulation period (Ezekiel 38:18-20; Revelation 11:13; 16:17-21). Based on historical precedence, experts predict that a major earthquake occurs in Israel every 80–100 years on average. The last major earthquake was on July 11, 1927 — 91 years ago!

With the sudden increase in seismic activity, and the fact that Israel is overdue for a major earthquake, it's no wonder the experts' predictions of a major quake within a few months are not unfounded (see: Coming Soon: A Devastating Earthquake). If the time is ripe for a major earthquake in Israel, and the earthquake takes place in the tribulation period, how much closer is the rapture? 

8. SEP 14, 2015 - Russia moved their military forces out of Russia and into SyriaThus, the three most powerful nations involved in the invasion force that attacks Israel (Ezek. 38) - Russia, Iran, and Turkey - now reside in Syria, with their military forces camped on Israel's border. And not just any border - Israel's northern border. Remember, Ezekiel said the Gog of Magog invasion force will come from the north (Ezekiel 38:15; Ezekiel 39:2). Never before have the military forces of these three nations been on Israel's northern border at the same time. And never in the history of the world, have the three formed an alliance. At least that is, until now...

Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia

Meanwhile, the other three nations involved in the invasion force - Libya, Algeria and Sudan - are already closely aligned with Russia and hostile to Israel. If the stage is set for the Gog-Magog War, and the war takes place in the first half of the tribulation period, how much closer is the rapture? 

Sophia (robot)
9. FEB 14, 2016 - Sophia, the first ever rationale robot with human traits, was activated. The robot is modeled after actress Audrey Hepburn. There is strong indication that the "living" image (statue) of the Antichrist, which is constructed in the tribulation period (Revelation 13:14-15), will be an Artificial Intelligence (AI) robot. Sophia's range of facial expressions and the quality of simulated human voice, which make Sophia look and sound less like a robot and more like a human, clearly demonstrates that the technology for making an "image of the beast" (and for it to speak) is present. See the recent video below, displaying just how far robotics has come!

Interestingly, Forbes just reported that 2019 will witness the emergence of avatars or images of a person that will in essence be their AI counterpart...

10. 2017 - A record-breaking year for heat and extreme weather (natural disasters)Even secular news sources and mainstream media recognize the unprecedented number and severity of natural disasters the world experienced in 2017 (see: 2017 — a year of disaster). The US, for instance, was struck by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria combined with devastating Western wildfires and other natural catastrophes. Bible prophecy foretells that one of the signs of the last days, leading up to Jesus' return, is the appearance of earthquakes (Matthew 24:7). The Greek word for “earthquakes” is seismos, which can also refer to violent storms involving wind and water (see—Mark 4:37).

The three biggest hurricanes of 2017 making landfall in the US. Courtesy of Chris Dolce

Interestingly, according to the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) composite catalog, recent years have seen a marked increase in the number of earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or greater:

  • 1900's - 3 earthquakes
  • 1910's - 0 earthquakes
  • 1920's - 1 earthquake
  • 1930's - 1 earthquake
  • 1940's - 1 earthquake
  • 1950's - 1 earthquake
  • 1960's - 3 earthquakes
  • 1970's - 2 earthquakes
  • 1980's - 3 earthquakes
  • 1990's - 7 earthquakes
  • 2000's - 13 earthquakes
  • 2010's - 10 earthquakes so far

The 20th Century witnessed 22 earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or greater, but already the 21st Century has seen 23 such earthquakes (within just 18 years!). If that pace continues, we'll see 128 earthquakes of 8.0 magnitude or greater by the end of this century! It certainly appears to be reaching a climax.

Site of the new US embassy in Jerusalem
11. DEC 6, 2017 - Donald Trump announced the US will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In response, a total of 128 countries came together to back a UN resolution which called on the US to remove its recognition of Jerusalem (one tiny city on the entire planet!) as the capital of Israel on December 21, 2017. To make matters worse, Donald Trump decided to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 (Israel's 70th Anniversary), dramatically energizing the controversy over Jerusalem. The Bible warned that the issue of Jerusalem would become the center of world attention, and all surrounding nations would be united against her, in the end times (Zechariah 12:1-3)! According to J.D. Farag: 
"When you hear of Israel in the news it is God's prophetic minute hand, but when you hear of Jerusalem in the news it is God's prophetic second hand."
If the world is already focused on Jerusalem, and it will be the focus of the tribulation period, how close is the rapture?

12. DEC 7, 2017 - China set a world record in mobilizing the largest swarm of drones in history (over 1,000 miniature drones). There is strong indication that the plague of “demonic locusts” which attack and torture humanity in the first half of the tribulation (Revelation 9:1-11) will be a swarm of micro-dronesFlying 1,108 tiny dronebots in as a single unit (and currently 1,374 drones, as of 2018) clearly demonstrates that the technology for the locust swarm is present. 

Hundreds of drones lit up the night sky above Guangzhou, China, breaking a world record for the most drones in a single display

Here's some other news that caught my attention:
The Pentagon may soon be unleashing a 21st-century version of LOCUSTS (coincidence?) on its adversaries after officials on Monday [Jan 9, 2017] said it had successfully tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones.

13. FEB 21, 2018 - Billy Graham, our generation’s most famous evangelist who preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to over 215 million people, passed away at age 99. The passing of Billy Graham signals the end of an era in which the Gospel has been preached to every nation (Matthew 24:14). Interestingly, many believe Graham’s death at 99 (just short of 100) was prophetic, including Graham's daughter, Anne Lotz. Some have likened Billy Graham to Methuselah, the biblical character who apparently lived the longest and died (just short of 1000) in the very year that Noah’s flood began.

It certainly seems that Methuselah's incredibly long life was symbolic of God's long-suffering and patience with the world's rebellion. Could Billy Graham be the same, with his faithful preaching of the Gospel around the globe and his own exceptionally long life? Could Billy Graham's passing also signal the nearness of the rapture? Of course, this is mere conjecture, but it is something to consider...

14. MAY 18, 2018 - Turkey's dictator, Erdogan, held a historic conference of Muslim nations in Istanbul and called for 57 Islamic nations to form an anti-Israel army with the goal of destroying IsraelNot only were the missing members of the Ezekiel 38 alliance (Sudan and Libya) finally brought together, but Psalm 83 foretells of a future 10-member coalition who will unite together to destroy Israel, and the leaders of ALL the nations in the Psalm 83 alliance attended this summit! If the stage is set for the Psalm 83 War, and this war paves the way for the Gog-Magog War which takes place in the first half of the tribulation period, how much closer is the rapture?

Also, certain Gulf states' leaders were not in attendance, including from Saudi ArabiaBible prophecy foretells that Saudi Arabia (along with Britain, the US, and perhaps some others) will merely protest the Gog-Magog invasion (Ezekiel 38:13). Despite that Saudi Arabia has been historically at odds with Israel, there is now an alliance growing between the two countries! Just last year, Israel, the US, and Saudi Arabia formed an alliance against the Iranian Axis’s chess moves in the region—tracking perfectly with the end-time conditions that are forecasted in Scripture.

The Islamic military alliance will be equivalent to western defense coalition NATO.

15. AUG 28, 2018 - The first 'red heifer in 2,000 years' was born in Israel, fulfilling all the Biblical requirements (i.e. totally red in color, without a single black or white hair on its body, and blemish free). At the same time, Israel is ready to build the Third Temple with just a moment's notice, and it has taken many, many years to get to this point. The Sanhedrin will be holding a special ceremony on the last day of Hanukkah this week in which they will dedicate the Third Temple Altar and light the Golden Lampstand. They have invited representatives of 70 nations to attend. At least four Scriptures teach that the Jewish Temple will be rebuilt at the end of the age (Dan. 9:27; Matt. 24:15; 2 Thess. 2:4; Rev. 11:1-2).

Why is this red heifer so significant? Because only after sacrificing the red cow, can construction begin on the Third Temple in Jerusalem! Interestingly, the cow must be, at a minimum, within its third year of life, or between 3-5 years of age, for sacrifice! Thus, if this pure red heifer remains a candidate, and the Third Temple is built in the first half of the tribulation period, how much closer is the rapture?

Temple Institute/YouTubeA red heifer has been born in Israel.

16. NOV 7, 2018 - A ten nation European Union (EU) military confederation was officially launched by Emmanuel Macron. Bible prophecy foretells that a 10-nation military alliance will rise out of a revived Roman Empire (the EU) and will come under the control of the Antichrist (Daniel 7:23-24). There are more questions and speculation than anything else at this point regarding the future of this new force. But, if this is the EU-ten nation federation the Bible predicted, and the Church is removed before the Antichrist is revealed, how much closer is the rapture?

17. 2018 - The world, and especially its super power, has an economy that is surging with no signs of letting up, almost a decade after the financial crisis (2007-2009). Scripture indicates that the world economy will be surging at the time of the rapture, but at the same time—it will be one global disaster away from collapse (Matthew 24:37-39). Interestingly, there are reports that the world economy is going to crash in a few short years. Some experts have even given ten reasons why the world economy will crash by 2020. Is this just another indication that the rapture is right around the corner? Of course, the rapture could (and very likely) be the cause of this coming worldwide collapse.

18. 2018 - Some of the actors we see on the world stage appear to be players in the tribulation hour. For instance, there is strong indication that Putin might be Gog, the leader of Ezekiel 38 and 39 (see: Could Vladimir Putin be Gog?), and that Pope Francis might be the false prophet (see: Could Pope Francis be the False Prophet?). These likely actors already on the scene tells me that the end-time play is about to begin!

Interestingly, Pope Francis turns 82 in less than a week (putting him nearer to the end of life), and thus, if Pope Francis is the false prophet the Bible predicted, and the pope's main participation as false prophet is in the last half of the tribulation period, is this just another indication that the rapture is right around the corner?

Vladimir Putin (left) & Pope Francis (right)

19. 2019 - A Mideast peace plan is soon to be unveiled by the Trump Administration. Donald Trump's soon-to-be-revealed “deal of the century” has the hallmarks of the covenant the Bible says the Antichrist will later enforce (Daniel 9:27). If the signing of the Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty can almost be seen, and the Church is removed before it's signed and tribulation begins, how much closer is the rapture?

Forging ahead, Trump team confident its peace plan appeals to Palestinians

20. MAY 14, 2018 - MAY 13, 2019 - The 70th Anniversary of Israel’s rebirth. The reason why I've included this significant event is that it happens to coincide with ALL the aforementioned prophetic implications that indicate just how close we are to the rapture and so many other things I don’t even have space to include in this article. The generation that sees Israel reborn is the same generation that will see the completion of the tribulation and the return of Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:32-35). Is it sheer coincidence that ALL the prophetic developments witnessed in our life time have formed, and appear to be culminating, within one generation (70-80 years, see Psa. 90:10) since Israel’s rebirth as a nation? 

Is it likely that this generation (1948-2028) will culminate in the return of Jesus Christ before it ends, meaning the rapture could occur any time between now and 2021 at the latest? There's a good chance it could, however, there are various other interpretations of "this generation" (Matt. 24:34), so I wouldn’t be dogmatic about it being a literal 80-year generation. In any case, I think the next year or two promise to be quite amazing in terms of fulfillment of Biblical prophecy!

Just How Close Is the Rapture? 

Sure, many people throughout the past century have thought that the rapture would happen in their lifetime. Since the 1970s and 1980s, there have been countless predictions about when the rapture would take place. All have been wrong, and I'm not surprised. Bible prophecies have been rapidly falling into place since the re-establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. But there are three key differences between now and decades past that, for the first time in history, indicate the rapture is, truly, just around the corner...

1. The first and most important is the explosion of end-time era technology. Second Coming prophecies throughout the New Testament require the existence of modern technology (RFID chips, AI and robotics, mass media and telecommunications, micro-drone swarms etc.). Only in the 21st Century, and specifically the last few years, have the advancements in technology made ALL tech-related end time scenarios a REALITY!

The rapture could happen at any moment!
2. The second thing that makes our time different is homosexual sin. Only in the last few years, the world has embraced homosexuality, which is, chronologically, the FINAL sin before God's judgment. Both these things make it clear there’s no more prophetic event that has to precede the rapture, which is now an imminent REALITY! 

3. The third factor that makes our time different is the stage-setting for events in the tribulation period. In only the last few years, we have seen the tribulation period beginning to cast shadows ahead of itself through the positioning of players and events. The stage is now set for the Gog-Magog and Psalm 83 War, construction of the Third Temple, the Antichrist's 10-nation confederacy and Mideast peace plan etc. As we witness the stage being set today for events that will transpire during the tribulation period, we can know that the rapture is THAT MUCH CLOSER!

It could be that the Lord delays (and every day he does, thousands of people in the world's darkest corners are being saved). Keep in mind that 2 Peter 3:9 tells us:
"The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent." (2 Peter 3:9)
BUT God can only delay for so long. It does appear that we are so close to the rapture! I have no doubt the rapture will occur any day now; it could happen today. BUT the question is…are you ready for Jesus to come? If Jesus returned today, would He be your “Blessed Hope” (Titus 2:11-14)? Or would He be your “Holy Terror” (Revelation 6:12-17)?
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Could Pope Francis be the False Prophet?

November 27, 2018 6 Comments
According to Scripture, the greatest religious leader in history - the Antichrist’s right hand man (a.k.a. the False Prophet) - will arise from Rome to force humanity to worship the Antichrist and deceive countless people near the time of Christ's return.

The false prophet is the leader of the false church ("the harlot") in Revelation 17:1-5, and there is strong evidence that this false church is the Roman Catholic Church (see here). Thus, it is highly likely that the pope in charge of the Catholic Church at the end is the false prophet who works with the Antichrist throughout the tribulation period.

From a prophetic stand point, out of all the popes who have come and gone in the past century, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (a.k.a. Pope Francis), who became pope of the Catholic Church on the 13th of March, 2013, has accomplished more in the last two years than all these popes combined! Pope Francis even comes close to "filling the bill" on the False Prophet...

Pope Francis

1. The false prophet promotes the worship of Antichrist (Revelation 13:12). So, it is likely the false prophet will be a leading religious figure, prior to the rapture, in order to ensure a global following for an Antichrist "declaring himself god" (2 Thessalonians 2:4). Not only is Pope Francis the top religious figure, but he is also more popular than any political world leader, according to a recent poll. Pope Francis holds the record for amassing one million followers on Instagram in the shortest amount of time (under 12 hours), and is one of the most influential world leaders on Twitter, followed by more than 40 million accounts! Pope Francis also rules over half of what is called Christendom with its 1.3 billion Roman Catholics! The pope is positioned better than anyone on the scene to fulfill this prophecy.

Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youth from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio on Aug. 28, 2013.

2. The false prophet sets up a "living" image (statue) of the Antichrist that must be worshiped (Revelation 13:14-15). Pope Francis is already beginning to prepare people of the world to worship image figures of living men. On April 16, 2017, a wax image figure of Pope Francis was set up for an Easter Mass (see video below). The statue was afterward transferred to the Petrópolis Wax Museum, where it is on permanent display.

The Roman Catholic Church has always used idolatry as a means of deception and have been making images for people to worship for many centuries. Thus, is it really any wonder that Pope Francis and the Catholic Church are starting to use wax figurines to deceive their flock?

There is also speculation about whether this "image of the beast" (Rev 13:15) is going to be an Artificial Intelligence (AI) robot (see here), and interestingly, Pope Francis is very up to date on AI! Pope Francis has attended many technology conferences on the topic of AI and even mentioned it at this year’s World Economic Forum, which many news reports admitted was "an unusual topic for a pontiff". Could Pope Francis be preparing for the creation of a future AI robot in the likeness of the Antichrist? 

Pope Francis performs 'half-miracle'
3.  The false prophet will show his power by performing great deceptive miracles (Revelation 13:13-14)Performing miracles is nothing new to Pope Francis. Pope Francis is credited with many healing miracles (see: Families speak on stories of Pope Francis' healing powers) and has already performed one miracle in which he turned dried blood into liquid (see here).

Interestingly, when Pope Francis visited the United States, the liberal press admired the Pope for his alleged power over the elements. The Daily Mail Online heralded the “dozens of ‘rainbows’ seen in Central Park as people waited for the Pope.” Fox News’ Shepard Smith even found it interesting that New York should have already been in the throes of Autumn, but for the Pope’s visit summer was still there and the trees were still green. The false prophet is going to manipulate the elements (Rev 13:13)!

4. The false prophet will force mankind to receive the "mark of the beast" (Revelation 13:16-17). Many Evangelicals, Fundamentalists and Catholics believe that RFID implants are the "mark of the beast" and are thus outraged by the technology. Yet, in a controversial move by the Catholic church, Pope Francis has come out in vocal support of RFID Chip technologies and the extraordinary potential they hold for mankind (see here)! Francis said:
“We have examined the scriptures thoroughly, and I can conclusively say that there’s nothing to indicate that RFID Chips are Satanic in anyway. If anything, these devices are a blessing from God himself, bestowed upon humanity to solve many of the world’s ills.”
In addition, Pope Francis' private meetings with tech giants including: Apple CEO Tim Cook, former Google CEO and Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, makes you wonder... Could Pope Francis be preparing for the implementation of the "mark of the beast" in America and around the world? (Note: Apple, Google and Facebook are part of five American Tech companies that dominate and control every of the digital life of an individual). See: Wait, Why Are Apple and Google Execs Meeting With the Pope?

Mark Zuckerberg meets with Pope Francis

5. The false prophet, along with the Antichrist, will promote and enforce a totalitarian world government, a global economic system, and a universal religion (Revelation 13:12). Ever since the very beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has been pushing for global unity in religious matters (see here), global unity in economic matters (see here) and global unity in political matters (calling for a "one world government" and a new "global political authority" (see here and here)).

Interestingly, Shimon Peres (former Israeli President) has wanted to establish an international body representing the world's major religions with Pope Francis as its leader! Peres states, "perhaps for the first time in history the Holy Father is a leader who's respected, not just by a lot of people, but also by different religions and their representatives". See: Pope Francis Picked to Lead One-World Religion

6. The name of the Antichrist will add up to 666 (Revelation 13:18), and so it is not unusual that the name of his future false prophet may also add up to 666. In Ordinal gematria (i.e. basic gematria where A=1, B=2, all the way up to Z=26), the name "Pope Francis" = 122. Both "Six hundred Sixty Six" and "Chi Xi Stigma" (Greek for Six Hundred Sixty Six) = 122 in the Ordinal gematria! Furthermore, the Pope’s title is Vicar of Christ (‘Vicarius Filii Dei’ in Latin) which also equates numerically to the number 666 (source)!

Pope wearing the two horned mitre
7. The false prophet has "two horns like a lamb" (Revelation 13:11). In the Bible, the Lamb represents Christ, the Lamb of God. The pope takes the title "Vicar of Christ" meaning he is presented as Christ on Earth, in his place. So he is literally the most famous man on earth to be "like a lamb," or like THE lamb. In addition, the pope's mitre literally has two horns. If you go to the Catholic Encyclopedia, they themselves call it a "two horned mitre!" Indeed, the pope is a like a lamb with two horns! (Note: This verse is clearly symbolic, although it's interesting how it also fits the pope in a literal sense!)

8. The false prophet's message is the message of the devil and Satan (Revelation 13:11). Even the media have picked up on the fact that Pope Francis talks a lot about Satan, the devil (see: Why is Pope Francis so obsessed with the devil?). Nonetheless, Pope Francis' false doctrine, alone, makes it clear who he serves. Pope Francis declares Lucifer as God, declares having a personal relationship with Jesus is dangerous, denies the existence of hell, claims atheists will go to heaven if they're good people and that salvation is free, agrees with the evolution/Big Bang theory and rejects Creationism, sees nothing wrong with homosexuality... etc. All the greatest heresies and lies of Satan!

9. The false prophet will deceive many, even the elect (Matthew 24:24). Pope Francis speaks boldly against the Bible and the Catholic Faith almost every week without anyone to stop him! The silence of many proves that Pope Francis is the greatest false-prophet in the history of the Church.

10. The false prophet's inward impression is fierce and dangerous (Revelation 13:11). Pope Francis has been known to attack anyone who opposes or dares voice disagreement with him. Just this year, the Vatican took new measures to punish critics of Pope Francis in a move that seems to belie the pope’s earlier calls for greater dialogue and debate within the Church. See: Vatican Cracks Down on Critics of Pope Francis

Francis has “a fit of anger”

The Vatican suspended historian Henry Sire after he was revealed to be the author of the bestselling book The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy, a critical examination of the pontificate of Pope Francis. In it, Sire portrayed Francis as an authoritarian leader who does not brook opposition or criticism. Contrary to his public persona as a jovial man of the people, Sire wrote that Francis has turned out to be “a papal tyrant the like of whom has not been seen for many centuries” and under his administration, “the Vatican is systematically silencing, eliminating and replacing critics of the Pope’s views.” He declared:
“When the publicity cameras are off him, Pope Francis turns into a different figure: arrogant, dismissive of people, prodigal of bad language and notorious for furious outbursts of temper which are known to everyone from the cardinals to the chauffeurs,”
11. The false prophet will be a wolf in sheep's clothing (Matthew 1:15). Interestingly, not only does this idiom describe Pope Francis perfectly, but so does its literal meaning. The Pope literally dresses in sheep’s clothing. He wears a “pallium” which is a shawl made out of Lamb’s wool raised by Trappist monks outside of Rome. It has embroidered on it the feet of lambs. No false prophet has ever worn such deceitful and expensive religious vestments. And, of course, he wears a white “dog collar” which is slang for a clerical collar and marks him as a wild dog – a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

12. The false prophet kills people who don’t follow the Antichrist (Revelation 13:15). Coincidently, Pope Francis is the first such pope in the history of the Roman Catholic Church to be a JESUIT! Who can cause more harm and martyrdom than a Jesuit pope? One of the main enforcers of the Roman Catholic Inquisitions were the Jesuits...

Circa 1400, Heretics are tortured and nailed to wooden posts during the Roman Catholic Inquisition.

Pope Francis has taken and administered this same Satanic Jesuit oath which includes the following appalling statements:
"I promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage war , secretly and openly, against all heretics and protestants as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that I will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive those infamous heretics; rip open their stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race."
13. The false prophet is an enemy of the state of Israel (Daniel 11:40-41). Like all popes before him, Pope Francis is absolutely an enemy of the state of Israel. The decision by Pope Francis and the Vatican to grant diplomatic recognition to the state of Palestine, and his rejection of the U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, attest to this.

Pope Francis with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

14. The false prophet intends to change times and law (Daniel 7:8; 20-22; 24-25). Pope Francis can modify divine law as he pleases. One Roman Catholic writer quotes: “. . . the pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God..." ! In Francis' first year as Pope, various possible changes to Catholic doctrine were discussed around the Vatican:

  • change to grant Communion to Catholic couples who are divorced and civilly remarried 
  • change to grant Communion to non-Catholics  
  • change to grant Church blessings to gay unions

15. The false prophet will influence the "kings of the earth" (Revelation 16:14; 18:3). Today, so many of the European Union’s political leaders are turning to Pope Francis (a religious figure!) for leadership and guidance. In an historic moment back in 2014, Pope Francis addressed the leaders of Europe, the European Parliament in Strasbourg!

Just this year, French President Emmanuel Macron held an “intense” meeting with Pope Francis, discussing global issues including the fate of migrants coming to Europe. See: France’s Macron and Pope Francis hold unusually long meeting

The very fact that this religious leader is able to influence the leaders of Europe in this way, helping to give them advice and exhortation, shows the great authority the Church has in the heights of power in Europe. No other religious leader has been given such a privilege as the papacy.

Pope Francis meets with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Apostolic Palace on June 26,

16. The ultimate source of the false prophet's power is Satan (Revelation 13:2), so I expect the false prophet to be surrounded by religious and demonic symbolism. The religious and demonic symbolism around Pope Francis is very troubling:

Lightning strikes Vatican hours after Pope resigns
1) The way Pope Francis stepped onto the world stage was rather alarming. On Feb. 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, making him the first pontiff in 600 years to do so. Exactly 6 hours after the shocking announcement, lighting struck St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican not once..but TWICE. Just a coincidence?

Jesus saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning (Luke 10:18; Rev 12:9). Lightning can also be a token of God's wrath (2 Sam 22:15; Job 28:26; 37:4; Psa 135:7; 144:6; Zech 9:14), representing God's judgment on the world (Rev 20:9). Perhaps the Vatican lightning shot was a warning from God of events to come?

2) Pope Francis' predecessor stepped down as Pope on February 28th, 2013. Then 13 days later, on 3/13/13 (make note of the number '13') at 7:06 pm (7+6 = 13) Rome time, Pope Francis was 'selected' as Pope at age 76 (7+6 = 13). He took on the Papal name of Francis (named after St Francis, a 13th Century saint) at 8:13 pm Rome time. Even adding the numbers in this election date (3/13/2013) = 3+1+3+2+0+1+3 = 13. Back in 1969, Pope Francis was ordained a priest, also on the 13th day of the month (13 December 1969).

In Revelation 13:18, the word "Six hundred Threescore and six" = 313 (Ordinal), and it's in this 13th chapter we are given a detailed description of the false prophet. The number 13 is long associated with the Devil and is used throughout Satanism (commonly associated with ‘bad luck’)!

3) Evil groups such as the Illuminati and the Freemasons use various hand signals to show their allegiance to Satan, and Pope Francis has been flashing satanic hand signs for years now! Many times in public, during the course of his papacy, Francis has flashed the 666 hand signal, the satanic horned hand symbol, and the “hidden hand” masonic sign.

 Pope Francis flashes horned hand signs

4) Twice, there has been a photo of Pope Francis having “horns” on his head on Time Magazine’s cover (see here and here). Were these deliberate? I don't know.

Could Francis be the False Prophet?

The Bible makes clear that the man of lawlessness (a.k.a. the Antichrist) will not be revealed until the Restrainer (Holy Spirit-indwelt Church) is removed (2 Thessalonians 2:3; 7-8). Since the false prophet rises to power after the Antichrist (Revelation 13:11), no one will know for sure who the false prophet is until the rapture occurs. That being said, we can speculate, and it certainly looks like a possibility (especially given the shortness of time). 

While I am not willing to state that he is THE false prophet, Pope Francis certainly seems to be a prototype. Thus, the point of this article is not to identify who the false prophet is, but to warn those here for tribulation. Also, whether Pope Francis is THE false prophet or not, Francis is certainly fulfilling his role as a false prophet and possibly paving the way for the final false prophet!
"For false messiahs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect." (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22)

See related article: Could Emmanuel Macron be the Antichrist?

As Christians, we won’t be here when the false prophet is revealed, so we don’t need to know who he is! But we DO need to know and understand the season in which we live. Jesus is coming…are you ready?
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Could Emmanuel Macron be the Antichrist?

November 15, 2018 46 Comments
According to Scripture, the greatest political leader in history - the man of lawlessness (a.k.a. the Antichrist) - will arise from Europe to seek world domination and deceive countless people near the time of Christ's return.

Somewhere at this very moment on Planet Earth, the Antichrist is almost certainly alive, and there is much speculation about the identity of this Antichrist. Among the speculation, some of the more popular Antichrist candidates include: Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Jared Kushner and Pope Francis.

Yet, out of all the Antichrist candidates who have come and gone, Emmanuel Macron, who became President of France on the 14th of May, 2017, has generated more end-time buzz than any other world leader that I know! This is because Macron seems to fit the exact characteristics of the Antichrist in so many ways...

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron (Photo: The Telegraph)

1. The Antichrist will rise suddenly from obscurity (Daniel 7:8; 8:9). Many news reports speak of Macron's meteoric rise from obscurity, appearing out of nowhere! A year before the French election, Macron had no political party and no previous electoral experience. Two years before, he was a virtual nobody. See: Who’s behind the mysterious rise of Emmanuel Macron?

Further still, France has been in chaos from all the terrorist attacks and the far-right Front National candidate, Marine Le Pen, seemed the only answer to the madness. And yet, Emmanuel Macron won a landslide victory over Marine Le Pen in the French election. At age 39, he is the youngest President France has ever had, and not since 1958 and Charles de Gaulle has a French President ever won such a powerful majority, taking 351 out of 577 seats! Macron’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. It is in fact unprecedented. 

2. The number 666 will be related to the Antichrist and is possible to be computed (Revelation 13:18). According to Dr. E.W. Bullinger, "when the name of the Antichrist is known its gematria will doubtless be found to be the number 666". There are 36 (6) total characters in Macron's name (32 letters, 1 dash, 3 spaces). If you give each character a value of its position and calculate the sum, you get 666 (1+2+3+...+36 = 666).

Furthermore, Macron won the French presidency by 66.06% of the vote and assumed office on May 14, 2017 (Israel’s 69th anniversary as a reborn nation, what a coincidence!).

3. The Antichrist will claim to be God and is worshiped (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). Macron has already claimed he will "Rule like the Roman god Jupiter," in homage to the highest pagan god in the Roman and Greek pantheons, the king of all the gods in ancient roman religions (see here). In open reference to this, Macron's own nickname in France now is "Jupiter". Other names given to him include: "Jesus Macron", "Europe’s Savior" and "the new Louis XIV" (or the "Sun King" reborn).

Macron seems to adore the attention, even (jestingly) allowing people to draw attention to the origin of his own name "Emmanuel," which of course means in Hebrew "God is with us." In fact, all parts of his name call him some sort of God or Jesus, except his last name meaning: "a written or printed mark"! Considering that Macron's parents are atheists, isn't it a bit odd they named their child like this?

This is the meaning of his full name:

Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron

Emmanuel - God with us
Jean - gift from God
Michel - who is like God?
Frédéric - peaceful ruler ("Prince of Peace" is the title for Jesus Christ - Isaiah 9:6-7)
Macron - a written or printed mark (Revelation 13 tells us "the mark... is the name of the beast (Antichrist)". Coincidence or incredible play on words?)

Coincidently, Macron's name in the English gematria totals to 888 ("Jesus" in Greek gematria), also causing some to see him as a Jesus type figure, and he was born on 21 December 1977, which is the Winter Solstice or the shortest day of the year. The reason December 24 and December 25 were picked for Jesus' birthday is because those were considered to be the Winter Solstice or the shortest day of the year...

Technically being born on Christmas, and with the name of "Emmanuel", Macron could falsely claim that he is the fulfillment of the prophecy given in Isaiah 7:14:
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."

4. The Antichrist will be a prince (Daniel 7:8; 9:26). Unlike most European and western leaders, Macron is technically a prince. Macron became co-prince of Andorra, a small principality located between France and Spain, at the same time he assumed office! The remaining royalty in western and northern Europe have little or no power and are essentially just figureheads, but this particular royal has rocketed to power since he also holds the highest executive office in the country. Because of his party's sweep of legislative elections, some articles are even calling him a monarch who can rule by decree.

5. The Antichrist will be of Roman descent, rising out of the revived Roman Empire (the European Union) (Daniel 9:26). Macron is a citizen of Europe with Roman ancestry through both sides of his family, and his country, France, is part of the revived Roman Empire (EU). Macron is working on uniting Europe which would be a return of this power and is currently leader of one of the two most powerful countries in the EU.

6. The Antichrist will be a sexual pervert and show no regard "for the desire of women" (Daniel 11:37). Strangely, young Emmanuel Macron (at age 15) fell in love with Brigitte Trogneux, a married teacher at his school, who at the time was 39! Despite her initial rejection of him and the fact that she was already a married mother-of-three, Macron did as he pleased and began an affair with Trogneux as a teenage boy nevertheless.

Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, who's 24 years older

The desire of women is to have a family and children. Macron said he doesn't want kids of his own. There are also rumors he's homosexual and has had affairs with a few men. Macron openly supports gay marriage.

Macron appears topless on cover of gay magazine
7. I expect the Antichrist to be an extremely charismatic leader, who is seemingly friendly and charming when he deceives people. Macron is young, good looking and charming, according to many articles. Haaretz News had this to say about Macron:
"When he takes the stage at rallies, you can feel Emmanuel Macron’s messianic dimensions – the audience’s near-sexual ecstasy, his followers’ blind faith, his speech writers’ evangelical messages. People yearn to get a picture with him, speak with him, touch him." 
Macron's friend describes how the president is a "grand séducteur," a man who uses his prodigious gifts to get whatever he wants. Macron, he explains, is a polymath, a person who is able to acquire significant expertise in a variety of different subjects to quickly become an expert in them, and that he uses this ability to ingratiate himself with others.

The Financial Times, quoting a source who has known Macron well for years, detailed how, "…he seduces everyone. And then he kills." The FT source says Macron is always charming, especially with enemies and those hostile to him. During the election, for example, Macron took particular pleasure in always trying to meet his opponents, even the most hostile, face to face. He did this, so the source says, because he was and is so confident of his own charm, and in his ability to "win people over."

8. I expect the Antichrist to be a clever psychopath who is ruthless towards others behind the scenes (Daniel 8:23). Macron’s leadership style is beginning to emerge, and it IS ruthless. For instance, after President Francois Hollande made Macron a government minister, Macron abandoned Hollande and ultimately took his job. Macron then purged three well-established and senior ministers in the first few days of his administration. Macron has wasted no time in also lecturing, and greatly offending eastern and central European leaders on what he perceives as their collective failure to accept adequate amounts of refugees from the Middle East into their nations.

Macron has told French politicians, from both left and right, they’ll have to play by his rules if they want to be in his camp (see: Macron lays down law to big beasts of French politics). Back in June, the whole world witnessed France's president publicly humiliating a teenager for calling him 'Manu' (see here). French president Emmanuel Macron, contrary to his public image, Sophie Pedder, says, ".... can be very ruthless when he wants to be." 

Macron’s consistently scornful approach to the normal rules and boundaries of life has led leading European psychiatrist Adriano Sagatori, who has studied Macron extensively, to actually declare him as a potential psychopath (source).

9. The Antichrist will be a globalist (Revelation 13:7), beginning his rise to prominence as a person who addresses some of the world’s major problems through diplomacy. He will appear to be the savior of the world (Revelation 6:2). Emmanuel Macron is the darling of globalism, he is its very embodiment. Macron is such a globalist that he has stated that "the French culture does not exist." One prime example of Macron addressing world problems is his role of leadership in the "Climate Change" global farce. Interestingly, climate change, formerly known as "Global Warming", has always been considered the vehicle by which the globalists will dominate and control the world’s economies.

Macron has already been successful in France by representing all that is wrong in Europe: Socialism, no borders, immigration madness, Islam exaltation, and Godlessness. As a result, Macron has been called "Jesus Macron", Europe’s Savior and "Sun King" reborn. Last year, the Rothschild magazine even portrayed Macron in a Christ-like walking-on-water photo with the headline "Europe's Saviour?":

10. The Antichrist will be the most arrogant person of all time (Daniel 11:36; 8:25) since he will have the audacity to claim that he is God and will demand the world to worship him (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). Macron's claim that he will "Rule like the Roman god Jupiter," is in effect a statement that he wants to rule "above every god" (Dan 11:36).

Macron has been criticized for taking an arrogant approach, such as when he didn't conduct the traditional French presidents’ Bastille Day TV interview because his thoughts are "too complex" for such a forum. Leading European psychiatrist Adriano Sagatori states, "Like all psychopaths, he believes in his higher purpose. Macron does not love France and will not fight for the French people." Sagatori continued, "Macron loves only himselfThe paradox is that he appears normal, but we have a case of full-blown narcissism." (source)

By the way, this impression of Macron is not an isolated one; it seems to be echoed by many other people, especially those close to him. Even Emmanuel Macron's wife 'thinks he is arrogant'!

11. The ultimate source of the Antichrist's power is Satan (Revelation 13:2), and Satan has [some] supernatural abilities (John 12:31; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2). Thus, I expect the Antichrist to possess some unusual or unique traits. A reporter followed Macron for a week and noticed some unique traits he displayed, documenting them in this article. These include not breaking in sweltering heat, possessing relentless energy (which he is renowned for), being able to look at someone and convince them to trust him with his "penetrating blue eyes", being able to recite perfect Greek, and playing both sides in a bid for a newspaper.

Macron's former classmates reckon "he was not like the others". As a teenager and young adult, Macron was always hanging around older people – having dinners with his teachers, avoiding the advances of girls his own age (no regard "for the desire of women" - Dan 11:37), according to his former classmates.

12. The Antichrist will rule a ten-nation confederacy which will rise out of a revived Roman Empire (the European Union) (Daniel 2:31-35; 40-45; 7:7-8; 19-24; Revelation 13:1-2; 17:3; 7; 12-16). Interestingly, Macron’s been pushing to bring together a core 10-nation "Coalition of the Willing" EU Army to prepare European armed forces to take action together in emergencies, and to bind Britain into military cooperation as it leaves the EU. Just this week, a coalition of ten European militaries ready to defend the continent’s borders has been unveiled in Paris, just days after Emmanuel Macron called for a "real European army". See: Macron unveils European defence coalition

13. The Antichrist will have a very strong military (Revelation 13:2; Daniel 7:6). Macron's own country, France itself, has the first or second most powerful military in the EU given that it along with the U.K. are the only two countries in the EU that possess nuclear arsenals! In addition, the guillotine, and perhaps main weapon that the Antichrist will use to kill the martyrs during the Great Tribulation (Revelation 20:4), was invented in France and used extensively in French history...

French Revolution, Guillotine, 18th Century

14. I expect the Antichrist to be fluent in at least a few widely-spoken languages, including the English language. Macron does indeed speak English fluently and has even given a number of interviews in English with the British media. It is often joked that Macron speaks better English than Americans, including their president, Donald Trump!

I do find it interesting that Macron consistently speaks the most common language of the day. A vast number of Europeans speak (or at least understand) English as a second language. Thus, is it any surprise that Macron would abandon use of his native tongue in favor of a common language? Here's a video of Macron speaking fluent English in an interview:

Macron also speaks German (and who knows what else).

15. The Antichrist is going to make, and sign, a seven-year peace treaty with Israel (Daniel 9:27). Interestingly, even Macron has wanted to offer Israel "Safety and Security" as he attempts to do what no one to date has been able to do: To bring peace between Israel and the PA. Macron is interested in being a significant factor in the attempts to renew talks between Israel and the PA, and the French are already working on their own peace plan (see here)!

Apparently, if US President Donald Trump does not present his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan next month, Macron will issue a proposal of his own! See: Macron to unveil peace plan soon if Trump doesn't

Macron calls for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

16. Betraying the Jewish state, the Antichrist will sought the destruction of the Jews (Daniel 11:40-41). Interestingly, just a few days ago, French Jews reacted in horror at reports President Emmanuel Macron will honor Marshal Philippe Pétain, the disgraced Nazi collaborator who authorised the deportation of tens of thousands of Jews to death camps. See: Macron’s Praise for Nazi Collaborator Marshal Pétain Shocks French Jews

Philippe Petain (left) and Emmanuel Macron (right)

17. The Antichrist will be smart economically, controlling the world’s economy (Revelation 13:16-17). Also, some think the Antichrist will be a Rothschild or one of their puppets - a must for all Antichrists with their love of global financial domination. Macron is very smart economically having worked for the Rothschilds banking corporation! In 2008, Macron became an investment banker with Rothschild and, surprisingly, was promoted from an entry level position with the Rothschild banking system to a partner after just two years. In just one meeting, Macron convinced the Rothschild banker to make him a partner within 3 hours of talking to him, which the banker said was unprecedented. He made a 10 billion dollar deal there, earning his nickname, "the Mozart of Finance," and has a net worth of already $32 million despite saying he's not a millionaire in his presidential run documentary.

In 2012, Macron left Rothschild to become deputy secretary-general at the Elysée for two years, then was quickly promoted to Minister of Economy and Finance. Ex-minister and senior civil servant Jean-Pierre Jouyet, told Macron at the time he took the job as economy minister: "You're the boss now." Macron was indeed a financial genius.

18. The Antichrist is also a politician (Revelation 17:11-12). Macron's now arguably the most important political leader in Europe today, aside from Angela Merkel. After creating his own party En Marche (named with his own initials), then winning 350 out of 577 seats in the French parliament, all within one year of its creation, and now exploring creating his own party for the European Union and even his own political school - Macron's considered a political genius!

19. The Antichrist will change times and the law (Daniel 7:25). Ever since Macron took office, he's been completely changing many labor laws in France, which have caused multiple violent protests, and wants to change Sunday work times.

20. The Antichrist eventually forms his one-world religion (Revelation 17; 18). There is a strong case for this one-world religion being the Roman Catholic Church (see here). If this is the case, I expect the Antichrist to have some sort of link with Catholicism. Interestingly, Emmanuel Macron was born to non-religious, liberal parents but decided he wanted to be baptized a Catholic, at the age of 12, despite his parents' misgivings. He then received a Jesuit education until his last year of high school.

In June, Macron visited the pope at the Vatican (headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church) and was granted an unusually long meeting behind closed doors with Pope Francis (his longest meeting with a head of state) in which they discussed migration issues, conflict in the Middle East and the future unity of Europe.

Secular France has a strict separation between church and state, enshrined in law in 1905. Yet, in a speech to Catholics this year, Macron said he wanted to "repair the bond" between church and state. See: Macron sparks uproar by reaching out to Catholic Church

Pope Francis meets with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Apostolic Palace on June 26, 2018 in Vatican City, Vatican.

21. The Antichrist has no regard for "any god" (Daniel 11:37), but "shall honor the god of fortresses(Daniel 11:38). Being a secular lapsed Catholic, Macron gives no regard to any god (Dan 11:37). However, Macron has claimed he wants to "Rule LIKE the Roman god Jupiter" and, coincidentally, the title "god of fortresses" (Daniel 11:38) belongs to none other than the Roman god Jupiter whose Greek equivalent is Zeus (source)! Macron also wants his administration to be "Jupiterian". See: Macron Declares He Will Govern Like a Roman God

Antiochus IV Epiphanes, a foreshadow of the coming Antichrist (Dan 8:9-14; 23-25; 11:21-35), acted as though he was Jupiter and even erected a statue of Jupiter that foreshadowed the future Abomination of Desolation (source)! Here's something else rather interesting: A general under Antiochus IV Epiphanes, named Ptolemy Macron (coincidence?), also foreshadowed the Antichrist.

22. The ultimate source of the Antichrist's power is Satan (Revelation 13:2), so I expect the Antichrist to be surrounded by demonic symbolism. The demonic symbolism around Macron is very troubling:

Macron walked out to the European Union national anthem "Ode to Joy", a song about Jesus (in which the lyrics, unknowingly, are actually about the entering of the shrine of a pagan goddess and the uniting of all men in brotherhood, by the power of magic), instead of the French national anthem when he made his presidential victory speech.

The symbol of a pyramid and all-seeing eye has long been associated with evil groups such as the Illuminati and the Free Masons, who have wanted to destroy the evangelical church and to have Satan worshiped instead. Macron celebrated his victory at the Louvre museum right in front of the glass pyramid composed of 666 pieces, with what looks like lit up eyes watching over him from the top. To top the night off, he held up his arm in a V shape that with the pyramid behind him made Masonic crest. See picture below.

Macron has given another speech on a stage shaped like the Masonic unfinished pyramid, as well as a stage that was lit up in the shape of a cross. In his debate with Marine Le Pen, Macron flashed the 666 hand signal many times, even on both hands at the same time. On other occasions, Macron has held up the satanic horned hand symbol.

There was even a photo of Emmanuel Macron having "horns" on his head on Time Magazine’s cover (see it here). Was this deliberate? I don't know.

Could Macron be the Antichrist? 

The Bible makes clear that the man of lawlessness (a.k.a. the Antichrist) will not be revealed until the Restrainer (Holy Spirit-indwelt Church) is removed (2 Thessalonians 2:3; 7-8). So no one will know for sure who the Antichrist is until the rapture occurs. That being said, we can speculate, and it certainly looks like a possibility (especially given the shortness of time). 

While I am not willing to state that he is THE Antichrist, Macron certainly seems to be a prototype. Thus, the point of this article is not to identify who the Antichrist is, but to warn those here for tribulation. Also, whether Macron is the Antichrist or not, it is a guarantee that Macron will rise to a prominent position in European leadership. Amir Tsarfati says of Macron:
"I believe that in Emmanuel Macron’s case I can very clearly say that we are watching a young, West European leader who was groomed by the ‘one world order’ gang for this powerful position. I am not talking about grooming him to be the Antichrist, but definitely toward leadership of Europe."

See related article: Could Pope Francis be the False Prophet?

As Christians, we won’t be here when the Antichrist is revealed, so we don’t need to know who he is! But we DO need to know and understand the season in which we live. Jesus is coming…are you ready?
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