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This is David Bay, Director of Old Paths Ministries.
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This week, we shall examine the New Age Plan to produce the Anti-Christ. (And, some New Age writers specifically name their planned One World Leader as The Anti-Christ; however, most writers simply call him The Christ)
For the first time in world history, detailed plans have been created which, when carried out, will produce Anti-Christ in such a way that will fulfill many Biblical prophecies. The Anti-Christ's Planned Appearance will shake the world as nothing has shaken it since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Further, this Plan envisions earth-shattering events in the months prior to his Appearance. We will study this exciting subject from the New Age perspective. Remember, nothing which we shall discuss today is accidental; every detail has been carefully planned out by men who are led by guiding spirits, or have received super-natural visions, or who have been involved in occultic societies all their lives.
Revelation 6:1-2, "Then I saw as the Lamb broke open one of the seven seals, and as if in a voice of thunder, I heard one of the four living creatures call out, 'Come'! And I looked, and saw there a white horse whose rider carried a bow, and a crown was given him, and he rode forth conquering and to conquer."
At God's appointed time, He shall allow Satan's Anti-Christ to intervene in world events. He will deceive people who do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior. This deception will be primarily spiritual, and will cause men to ultimately worship Anti-Christ. Worship is the key. Thus, you can see how critically valuable the seal is on the back of our One-Dollar bill, as we discussed in our last program. This All-Seeing Eye atop the Egyptian Pyramid denotes the supposed Ultimate Wisdom one receives once he worships Satan. This Governmental Seal on each dollar bill is damning evidence of the Satanic nature of the New World Order, because the inscription at the bottom of the pyramid, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, is Latin for New World Order.
TRANSITION: JESUS DESCRIBED THE EVENTS LEADING TO THE APPEARANCE OF ANTI-CHRIST AS PAIN ACCOMPANYING CHILD BIRTH IN MATTHEW 24.
New Age leaders have studied these prophecies very carefully. Their goal is for Anti-Christ to deliberately stage his appearance to deceive those people who will be looking for fulfillment of Biblical prophecy before they will accept any one claiming to be Jesus Christ. These plans have been published in a book entitled, "The Armageddon Script" by New Age leader Peter LeMesurier. We will be referring to this most important book throughout this program.
Now let us begin our study:
These events will set the stage for the appearance of Anti-Christ. The Twentieth Century has been uniquely filled with these events. Most Fundamental Biblical scholars agree they herald the end of the age. How close are we? Very close. Never before have we been moving so rapidly toward a one-world government, economy, and religion. In August, 1990, President Bush and other political leaders began to announce the world had entered into the New World Order.
These Plans also call for an official Governmental Seal to be created for the Global New World Order Government. This makes sense, for all governments of the world make use of a seal to validate their power and authority.
And, it also makes sense that the official ceremony unveiling this seal would be accompanied by huge fanfare, a ceremony that will be broadcast worldwide. The formal unveiling of the seal of the New World Order will supposedly occur in Rome. Present at this ceremony will be:
They will announce the beginning plans of a state church world government. This seal will then remain in Rome after the unveiling, in a conspicuous place where all the world could see and it "would remain there until the world ends".
There are some events which must come to pass before the unveiling can occur:
Pope John Paul II is "anxiously awaiting a potent world-wide Marian Vision. [World] chaos is to precede this vision. This vision will validate the global reign of Pope John Paul II, and will establish him as the ultimate spiritual Judge of the Planet..."
How does the Pope know this world-wide apparition will occur? In 1981, as he was recovering from his attempted assassination, he was suddenly visited by the Virgin Mary, who transported him back to the Fatima Vision of October 13, 1917. Pope John Paul II viewed the vision as though he had been there. However, this time, the message was different. Pope John Paul was told that he was to expect, and await, a super-natural Marian Vision, like Fatima. At this point, we need to briefly acquaint our listeners as to what occurred at Fatima on October 13, 1917. More than 75,000 people had gathered because of reports from 3 children that the Virgin Mary was to appear. She would produce a super-natural event that would validate the message she wanted to give mankind.
CRI clearly and boldly states that this entire event really happened, but that the super-natural power behind it was demonic. We concur.
Now, understand, the world-wide Marian Vision promised to Pope John Paul will be like this Fatima vision. CRI interviewed a Roman Catholic author, Dr. Malachi Martin, about his book, "The Keys Of This Blood", in which he talks extensively about this coming Marian Vision. Malachi Martin clearly states in this interview that the purpose of this super-natural vision is to validate the Roman Catholic church as the only true church and this Pope as God's ordained leader. This event will be most powerfully psychic. The force accompanying this vision will be so powerful it will literally bring the normal activity of the world to a standstill. Men will be so moved that their "consciences will cry out with fear". This vision is supposed to produce an "engulfing chaos, along with misdirection, and disequilibrium in human affairs." In other words, the entire population of the world will experience a simultaneous changing of their minds. This vision will be preceded by either a loud sound, a bright light, or perhaps a strong odor.
These effects are identical to those which New Age writers have predicted during the appearance of Anti-Christ!! Only after this Super-Natural Marian Vision can the new official Seal of the New World Order be unveiled. How close are we? CRI says the plan is to occur in December, 1991, after the last Western hostage is released from their Arab captors. Then, the world will under-go the greatest change of will, mind, and heart in history. The Pope will stand as the undisputed world religious leader, with a following that will be down-right fanatical.
The world will then be ready for the final birth pangs which will produce the Anti-Christ. Let us talk now about Maitreya The Christ, the Biblical Anti-Christ.
TRANSITION: WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE ANTI-CHRIST, ACCORDING TO THIS NEW AGE SCRIPT, OUTLINED IN THE ARMAGEDDON SCRIPT?
Maitreya will require a certain period of time to accomplish his stated goals with Israel. How long is this period of time? Seven years!! (p.235) When carried out, this fulfills many Biblical prophecies which specify that the Anti-Christ will sign a 7-year covenant with Israel. (Daniel 9:27).
TRANSITION: EXACTLY HOW DOES MAITREYA PLAN TO STAGE HIS APPEARANCE SO AS TO CONVINCE THE WORLD HE IS THE DIVINE CHRIST?
I. Genuine Supernatural Signs
(1). A loud sound will be heard world-wide which will herald the coming of Maitreya the Christ. Prompted by this sound, people will be aware of his coming on three distinct levels: Spiritual, physical, and emotional. (Alice Bailey's "The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy", p. 173.)
(2) "...When Lord Maitreya appears, he will appear as different beings to different people.
Thus, "he will show that he is all things to all people". (Bill Lambert, speaking at Seminar, "Possible and Probable Events In The Future", Theosophical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, August 8, 1991).
(3). His Three-Dimensional image will appear over all nations of the earth simultaneously. He will speak to each ethnic group in their own language. We know this is techno-logically possible with computer images via telecom-munication satellite. (Constance Cumbey, "Hidden Dangers Of The Rainbow", p. 24-25). We also know that Satan could produce this phenomenon by his Super-Natural power alone.
New Age writers clearly state, however, there will be a mixing of super-natural phenomena and advanced technology when the staging of the Anti-Christ occurs.
2. Planned Prophetic Fulfillment
(1). The restored Messiah must reappear on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives at the time of a great earthquake. ("The Armageddon Script", by Peter Lemesurier, p.230-3). (Required by prophecy in Zechariah 14:4).
Incredibly, according to September, 1991, "Prophecy In The News" (p.4), an article written by Dr. J.R. Church, states the Soviet military has developed the technology to produce earthquakes in any desired location on earth. We can rest assured that the West possess this technology as well. This military technology ensures that New Age Planners do not have to sit around, waiting for an earthquake to occur in the precise location and timing to suit their plans. They can choose both the timing and location of the earthquake.
(2). Anti-Christ must enter Jerusalem from the east, escorted by a procession of rejoicing followers dressed in shining white. This event would literally re-create Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday as would appear to fulfill prophecy in Zechariah 9:9.
(3). He must proceed to the Temple Mount, to be enthroned, anointed and crowned King of the New Israel.
(4). The ancient Temple will have to be re-built. (Ibid p.233)
(5). Buildings atop the Temple Mount will be destroyed (Ibid., p.238, in fulfillment of Matthew 24:2). (Interesting Sidelight--The only major building presently on top of the Temple Mount is the Muslim Dome Of The Rock. Thus, New Agers intent on staging the appearance of Anti-Christ may be the ones who destroy the abominable Dome Of The Rock.)
(6). Wars will be raging world-wide (fulfillment of Matthew 24:6) (Ibid)
(7). Famines, epidemics, and earthquakes will be wide-spread (fulfillment Matthew 24:7). (Ibid)
Jesus' prophecies in Matthew 24:6 & 7, concerning wars, famines, epidemics, and earthquakes are being interpreted by Anti-Christ's Planners as occurring in the immediate time preceding Maitreya's appearance. Christian scholars have always held that these events would be occurring in the many years preceding the Anti-Christ's appearance. This differ-ence in interpretation is not a small matter; it means that wars, famines, epidemics, and earthquakes will be deliber-ately staged by the leaders of the nations in the time immediately preceding Maitreya's appearance.3. Simulated Supernatural Signs via Mass Media
New Age Leaders boldly state in their Plan to use the special effects of modern TV and movies to persuade the people of the world that Maitreya is who he claims to be.
"...the use of such special effects should not be ruled out on this occasion. The world's news-media can be counted upon to do the rest." ("The Armageddon Script", Peter Lemesurier, St. Martin's Press, 1981, p.236)
The New Age book, the Messianic Legacy, states that the only way the Messiah could be super-naturally staged in all aspects that Christians are expecting would be through the use of "Hollywood".
We have listed below some of the super-natural events which Hollywood might fulfill.
(1).Visions of a cloud-borne Second Coming, preceded by the virtual self-destruction of the former World Order. ("The Armageddon Script", by Peter Lemesurier, p.230).
(2). The Cloud of the Divine Presence must descend upon him amid thunders and lightnings. (Ibid. p.231).
(3). Sun and moon will be darkened (fulfillment of Matthew 24:29) (Ibid).
(4). "The stars will fall from heaven (fulfillment Matthew 24:29). (Ibid., p. 238).4. Physical Proofs of His Claims
(1). Would persuade people that historical Jesus was the Jewish Messiah, thus uniting Jews, Christians, and Muslims in faith in him.
(2). Would validate occultic belief that Jesus never really died on Cross, but revived in the tomb and escaped. There, Jesus' wounds healed, he married Mary Magdalene, and had children by her. At the end of a very long life, Jesus died as any man. And, now they are going to produce his bones as "proof" of all this.
(3). Would convince world that the beliefs of the Fundamentalists were wrong. This would convince many people, especially nominal Christians who had already denied the inerrancy of Scripture and many other foundational doctrines concerning Jesus Christ. The Truth would be destroyed in minds of tens of millions.
(4). Validity of Maitreya would then be enhanced because he would be firmly tied in with historical Jesus. "The Messianic Legacy", Biagent, Leigh, Lincoln, p. 370-1).
+ "Behold A Pale Horse", by William Cooper, p. 76.
Thus, the stage seems to be set for the final act in world history. Evidently, the world will be subjected to two super-natural, psychic events:
1. A world-wide apparition of the Virgin Mary or some other uniquely Roman Catholic sign. This tremendous event would instantly unite the religions of the world, including liberal Protestant churches behind Pope John Paul II. Religiously, the world would stand as one, in fulfillment of Revelation Chapter 13. This is also consistent with the statement by the New England Director of Theosophy, that at the opportune time in world history, the Pope would go to Jerusalem to announce that all world's religions are now one, thus giving birth to the New World Order Religion.
This apparition would also unite the world politically, allowing the Seal of the New World Order to be officially unveiled and approved. The organization of the New World Order Super Government would be set in place.
2. The appearance of Maitreya the Christ, the Anti-Christ. His appearance will also be preceded by a loud sound which would impact the human mind and soul. His apparition will also appear world-wide as he is physically staging his appearance in Jerusalem.
Evidently, the period between these two apparitions will be filled with chaos, war, the threat of war, earth-quakes, and famines on an unprecedented basis. And Born-Again Christians may experience this trouble. Even if we are taken before the Anti-Christ signs his false peace treaty with Israel, thus starting the Great Tribulation, we may experience these demonic apparitions and the planned chaos.
The only preparation is spiritual. If these New Age Plans come to fruition, they might be fulfillment of Paul's prophecy in II Thessalonians 2:9-12, "The one who is coming (Anti-Christ) is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. And for this reason, God will send upon them a deluding influence so they might believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness."
What we are saying is this: The time of Grace in this Church Age is possibly running out. Those people who have rejected God's Truth in Jesus Christ may soon find themselves under the judgment just quoted. God's judgment begins to fall in the form of a powerful delusion. If this is this you today, you must not waste one more moment. "Repent and return that your sins may be wiped away." (Acts 3:19)
If you do not have the absolute assurance that you would go to Heaven if you were to die today, you are not saved. Please take these specific steps with us today to receive God's Salvation.
For those of you who have repented of your sins through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, you will be protected by the Holy Spirit from these delusions. (I Thessalonians 5:8-11).
However, are you a Christian who is winking at sin in your life? Are you doing anything or harboring any attitude which you know is sin in God's sight? Now is the time to repent and stop this sin. Heed Jesus' warning in Revelation 18:4, "Come out of her [the evil system], my people, that you may not participate in her sins, and that you may not receive of her plagues." Jesus is coming in judgment for all sin.
Finally, do you have loved ones, friends, neighbors that do not know Jesus Christ as Savior? The time is now for Salvation.
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