Signs of the
Anti-Messiah

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Signs of the Anti-Messiah
(Anti-Christ)

We believe that in the near future in God’s prophetic timetable a world leader will either enter into or negotiate a treaty with Israel which will guarantee the peace and safety of Israel for a period of seven years, at least within the city of Jerusalem, and that the Temple will be re-built, and Temple worship with the complete sacrificial system will be re-established. The prophet Daniel predicted the establishment of this treaty in the last days, and that it would be broken half-way through the seven-year period.

The Bible identifies this world leader as the Anti-Messiah or Anti-Christ. We are therefore very suspicious of any world leader who would attempt to lure Israel into any peace treaty.

But with all the recent talk about the rise of the Anti-Messiah, including the extremely popular Left Behind series of books, how will he possibly come to power without people, especially people who are students of Biblical prophecy, becoming aware of him. It may not be as difficult as it sounds. Read this article very carefully.

 

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Daniel 9:27 Daniel 9:27 Daniel 9:27 Daniel 9:27     Daniel 9:27     
That ruler will have a firm agreement with many people for seven years, and when half this time is past, he will put an end to sacrifices and offerings. The Awful Horror will be placed on the highest point of the Temple and will remain there until the one who put it there meets the end which God has prepared for him. He shall make a firm covenant with many for one week [of years]: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the offering to cease; and on the wing of abominations [shall come] one who makes desolate; and even to the full end, and that determined, shall [wrath] be poured out on the desolate. He will make a strong covenant with leaders for one week [of years]. For half of the week he will put a stop to the sacrifice and the grain offering. On the wing of detestable things the desolator will come and continue until the already decreed destruction is poured out on the desolator. And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week [of years], but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations {will come} one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate. Then for one seven, he will forge many and strong alliances, but halfway through the seven he will banish worship and prayers. At the place of worship, a desecrating obscenity will be set up and remain until finally the desecrator himself is decisively destroyed.

Why we believe there can never (until Messiah returns)
be peace between Israel and the Palestinians

June 13, 2002
US Leaning Toward Negotiation Timetable
By JANINE ZACHARIA

WASHINGTON The Bush administration is strongly leaning toward announcing some type of timetable next week for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, despite Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's uneasiness with the concept, a US official told The Jerusalem Post yesterday after President George W. Bush held a “warm meeting” with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal.

“It's one of the things we're coming to closure on in terms of our approach,” the US official said. “We know that it is something a lot of people we have talked to have expressed a need for, particularly on the Arab side.”

Bush apparently conveyed this readiness to suggest a timeline to the Saudi foreign minister, who told reporters after their 20-minute White House meeting: “I was very pleased with what I heard from the president.”

A State Department spokesman, Phil Reeker, said the two discussed “how the United States and the Saudi crown prince have a very similar approach to bringing peace to the Middle East.” Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah has offered Israel normalization of ties with Saudi Arabia in exchange for a full withdrawal from land Israel took control of after the Six Day War.

A senior Arab diplomat said despite all the fluctuation by the administration regarding a timetable, he is confident the president “will come out with an articulation soon, that would include an end game and a timeline.” A statement by the president is expected next week. The president’s Principals’ Committee, a grouping of his senior advisers, is to convene today to decide how to proceed.

The US official stressed that the timeline would have a “strong performance component built in,” suggesting that Israeli concessions would be conditional on a drop in Palestinian terror, and acknowledged, however, that “the Israelis, particularly Sharon and his people, are very skeptical” of a timeline that would commit Israel to certain moves.

Nevertheless, Israel Television, basing itself on a senior American official, reported last night that Sharon had presented Bush during their meeting with a diplomatic outline that included a rough timetable for Palestinian reform followed by final-status negotiations. The report could not be confirmed.

If true, this would represent a change in Sharon's position. He has consistently maintained that ôartificial deadlines” are not helpful, and that progress on the diplomatic front will depend on what happens on the ground.

According to the report, Sharon called for PA reforms within 30 days; a year to rehabilitate the Palestinian economy and rebuild trust between Israel and the PA; and for final-status negotiations to begin at the end of this period.

The US timeline is certain to put more of an emphasis on Palestinian statehood.

Today there will be more Saudi input for US deliberations when Prince Saud al-Faisal meets with Secretary of State Colin Powell. Of that meeting, Reeker said: “This is an ongoing discussion to continue focusing on how best we can move forward with our three-part strategy that is, the effective Palestinian security performance, renewing a serious political process that aims at the two-state solution that the president and others have talked about and responding to the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people, and building strong, responsible Palestinian institutions in preparation for Palestinian statehood.” Powell is also due to meet today with Palestinian Minister Nabil Shaath.

Also still in town are Sharon's advisers Dov Weisglass and Moshe Kaplinsky, who are quietly monitoring the feverish diplomacy.

Bush, seated alongside Sharon during the prime minister's visit on Monday, seemed to suggest that any US peace moves would be delayed until Palestinian governance improved.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat convened his new cabinet's first meeting yesterday and vowed to soon set a new date for legislative and presidential elections. He also called for an end to “cycle of violence and bloodshed” and urged his people to give the path of peace a chance.

The State Department called Arafat's statements “positive.” “We'll be watching closely for implementation of those ideas ... Certainly, Chairman Arafat needs to continue to give clear signals to his people that terror and violence cannot help the Palestinians achieve their national aspirations and needs to continue to move decisively to confront terror and violence as part of this overall process,” Reeker said.

Also yesterday, Sharon told a meeting of the Likud secretariat that neither the US nor the UK complained about any of Israel's operations in the territories during his visits.

“It is clear to both the United States and the United Kingdom that Israel can feel free to take any steps necessary to provide security for its people,” Sharon said. “The US doesn't always agree, but they always understand our point of view on everything.”

Herb Keinon and Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.

Mirrored from The Jerusalem Post
4 Tamuz 5762, Friday Jun. 14, 2002 (17:42)

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