May 16, 2003
DFO 1520Comp. 5/83
—Compiled by Apollos from the Scriptures & Letters!
Dearest Dad & Maria,
GBY! WLYASM!—We're so inspired & excited about the revelation which you received on the Antichrist's rise to power via the peace–pact Covenant & not via the Atom War! I thought of the verse, "The path of the just is as the shining light‚ that shineth more & more unto the perfect day." It looks like the Lord is fine-tuning the picture & giving us a clearer understanding as the End approaches‚ TYL!—And thank you for being willing to receive it & pass it on to us!
Here are some quotes & Scriptures which seem to confirm what the Lord has just shown you in this revelation.—I hope they will be helpful & a blessing. (It's all quotes & verses, except for my questions or comments which are in parentheses.)
Much love always‚
Apollos & Lois
THE ANTICHRIST'S RISE TO WORLD POWER VIA THE 7-YEAR PEACE-PACT!
1. "AND HE SHALL CONFIRM THE COVENANT WITH MANY FOR ONE WEEK" (Dan.9:27), meaning seven years. The Antichrist comes on the scene with a 7–Year Pact to reign seven years. It'll be the smartest piece of politicking & diplomacy ever engineered!
2. ANYBODY WHO COULD SOLVE THE SEEMINGLY UNSOLVABLE PROBLEM OF ISRAEL & TO WHOM IT BELONGS & WHO SHOULD BE THERE & WHO SHOULDN'T—outside of the Lord—it would certainly take Satanic wisdom & genius to do it! And apparently, according to God's Word, the Lord is going to allow Satan to give the Antichrist the wisdom to do so, & the whole World will wonder after him! (Rev.13:3)
3. "HE SHALL COME IN PEACEABLY‚ & OBTAIN THE KINGDOM BY FLATTERIES. He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; & he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, & spoil, & riches: yea, & he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time." (Dan.11:21,24)
4. THIS GUY, HE WORKS DECEITFULLY, he's very clever, he deceives the people, he lies to them‚ promises them things. And this one big promise he makes is going to called the Holy Covenant, which the Bible speaks of again & again.—That's the biggest lie he ever told!—In which he promises the World peace, religious freedom, Jerusalem internationalised & no more war between the Jews & the Arabs & the Christians & all this, & he promises'm everything. But right in the middle of the seven years he breaks it!
5. "BY PEACE SHALL HE DESTROY MANY!" (Dan.8:25) When the Antichrist takes over the World & establishes his Worldwide kingdom, his Worldwide anti-God government, his Worldwide Antichrist World government, he says, "Peace & safety! Everything's going to be peaceful & safe now.—No more wars, everything's going to be secure, prosperity on Earth, everybody's going to have plenty & my kingdom's going to be a kingdom of Heaven on Earth, peace & safety!"
6. BUT "WHEN THEY SHALL SAY, PEACE & SAFETY; THEN SUDDEN DESTRUCTION cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; & they shall not escape!" (1Th.5:3) He makes the Covenant as a World Peace Treaty & everything is going fine, he's going to make everybody happy & have World peace until he's finally got everything firmly in his grip. "After the League (Covenant) made with him, he shall work deceitfully & he shall come up & shall become strong with a small people." (Dan.11:23)
7. "AND IN THE MIDST OF THE WEEK (7-YEAR COVENANT PERIOD), HE SHALL CAUSE THE (JEWISH) SACRIFICE & THE OBLATION TO CEASE, & for the overspreading of Abomination he shall make it desolate!" (Dan.9:27) At the end of 3-1/2 years he breaks the Covenant, invades Israel, makes Jerusalem his capital, places the Abomination of Desolation in the Holy Place, proclaims himself God, & attempts to enforce Worldwide worship of himself & his Image—a time of "Great Tribulation"!
8. "HE HATH PUT FORTH HIS HANDS AGAINST SUCH AS BE AT PEACE WITH HIM: HE HATH BROKEN HIS COVENANT. The words of his mouth were smoother than butter ('Peace, Peace'), but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the Covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man. The Earth mourneth & languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed & hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; & Bashan & Carmel shake off their fruits." (Ps.55:20,21; Is.33:8‚9)
NUCLEAR WAR AND "GREAT TRIBULATION"!
9. (ACCORDING TO ALL OF THE SCIENTIFIC & SECULAR INFORMATION that I have found & read, the impact of a full-scale—or even a partial—nuclear exchange between the Superpowers would result in almost total, horrific, unimaginable devastation & desolation, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere, which would, of course, make it very difficult for the Antichrist to restore any kind of real order or "Plastic Peace" in only a few years.—But having the War come after his rise to power makes it all a lot clearer.
10. (REALISING THAT THE COVENANT & HIS RISE TO POWER COMES BEFORE THE WAR makes a lot of sense & seems to tie in some of those "Tribulation Trumpets" of Revelation 8 & 9 with the Atom War—after the Antichrist's in power & the Great Tribulation begins! In fact, if anything would cause "a time of trouble such as was not since the beginning of the World to this time, no, nor ever shall be‚" the Nuke War would do it!—No wonder the Lord said in Matthew 24:16 to "flee into the mountains" for refuge!)
11. THE STRANGE THING ABOUT THIS TRIBULATION PERIOD‚ unlike the period of God's Wrath which follows, is that it is actually almost as much the wrath of man poured out by Satan upon mankind & upon the Earth, as the final seven Chapters & their Seven Vials of God's Wrath are the Wrath of God. Nevertheless‚ God pictures it as actually all coming from Him‚ because there are some very supernatural things which occur in these last days of men's History, a time to try men's souls.
12. "AND THE FIRST ANGEL SOUNDED, & THERE FOLLOWED HAIL & FIRE MINGLED WITH BLOOD, & they were cast upon the Earth: & the third part of the trees was burnt up‚ & all green grass was burnt up." (Rev.8:7) Sounds an awful lot like an atomic war‚ doesn't it? And I'm inclined to believe that it is this hail & fire raining down from above!—Atomic bombs that destroy a third of all the trees & all the green grass, think of that!
13. "AND THE SECOND ANGEL SOUNDED, & AS IT WERE A GREAT MOUNTAIN BURNING WITH FIRE WAS CAST INTO THE SEA: & the third part of the sea became blood; & the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, & had life, died; & the third part of the ships were destroyed." (Rev.8:8,9) Mountains in God's Word almost always typify or symbolise great kingdoms, great World powers, great empires.
14. WHAT GREAT WORLD POWER, WHAT GREAT EMPIRE WILL BE DESTROYED UNDER THE BEAST HIMSELF, this final great Worldwide government, this final great World dictator, Satan, in the form of a man called the Antichrist? What kind of great World power that has preceded him does he cast into the sea?—What else than Capitalism, a great World power that has ruled the Earth now for centuries! And in the destruction of Capitalism & the capitalistic powers of the Western World in this awful Atomic War, think of it, a third part of the sea will become blood & a third part of the creatures in it will die & a third part of its ships will be destroyed!
15. "AND THE THIRD ANGEL SOUNDED‚ & THERE FELL A GREAT STAR FROM HEAVEN, burning as it were a lamp, & it fell upon the third part of the rivers, & upon the fountains of waters; & the name of the star is called Wormwood: & the third part of the waters became wormwood; & many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. And the fourth angel sounded, & the third part of the sun was smitten, & the third part of the moon, & the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, & the day shone not for a third part of it, & the night likewise!" (Rev.8:10-12)
16. (U.S. SENATOR GEORGE McGOVERN'S DESCRIPTION OF THE EFFECTS OF AN ATOM WAR IN HIS ARTICLE "THE END OF THE WORLD" almost parallels John's description in Revelation of those first four Tribulation trumpets: "And while we know what a single warhead will do, we are less certain of the combined effect of thousands going off at once. There would be a massive depletion of stratospheric ozone, which filters the sun's ultraviolet rays. That, in turn, could burn crops & animals & disrupt the climate in ways we cannot predict accurately. The National Academy of Sciences has concluded that if just half of the U.S. & Soviet arsenals were fired, human beings & other living forms would, indeed, survive in considerable numbers—but mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, assuming, of course, that the war took place North of the equator. The Northern Hemisphere would have some life, of a sort: Insects, relatively immune to radiation‚ would multiply & infest that half of the Earth.")
17. THE HORRORS & CURSES & PLAGUES OF THE EARTH WILL BE SO BAD THAT MEN WILL GNAW THEIR TONGUES FOR PAIN & SHALL SEEK DEATH BUT NOT FIND IT‚ & yet repent not for their sins! (Rev.9:20; 16:10‚11) Think of that! The horrors of hell on Earth are going to be so bad that men will gnaw their tongues for pain & seek death & won't find it, but will still not repent of their sins, will still not cry out to God for mercy nor ask for forgiveness, will still reject Jesus & refuse to believe & still go on their wicked ways in the midst of all that horror & hell on Earth!
18. PANDORA'S BOX OPENED AT LAST, & ALL OF THESE HORRIBLE CREATURES & MONSTERS OF GOD OR THE DEVIL OR BOTH TO TORMENT THE WICKED! Man will have brought it all upon himself through his own iniquity, his own sins‚ his own hand, literally dying by his own hand, committing Worldwide suicide‚ murder of entire populations, untold suffering & pain & starvation‚ sickness, savagery‚ all because of his sins & his refusal to receive the Lord, follow God or obey the Bible!—The time is coming when you're going to think someday—if you survive—"Blessed are the dead! Blessed are they which die in the Lord, for their works do follow them! Blessed in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints!" Hallelujah! TYJ! PYL! (Rev.14:13; Ps.116:15)
THE RISE OF "ROME" AGAIN!—THE "TEN HORNS"!
19. (IT'S ALSO MUCH EASIER TO SEE HOW EUROPE WILL POSSIBLY/PROBABLY PLAY INTO THE ANTICHRIST'S HAND & THE LORD'S PLAN as being part of the "ten kings who give their power & strength unto the Beast." (Rev.17:13) If the Nuke War were to happen now, most of Western/Northern Europe would probably be incinerated & radioactivated out of commission for decades. But by yielding to the Antichrist & cooperating with him against Babylon the Whore, epitomised in America, it looks like they may have a very important role to play.
20. (—AND AS YOU HAVE POINTED OUT‚ IT SEEMS THAT THE ANTICHRIST'S EMPIRE, HEADED UP BY THE "TEN HORNS," IS MERELY A REVIVAL OF ANCIENT ROME—WHICH WAS MOSTLY EUROPE. Also, it looks like the EEC & their "Beast" Worldwide credit computer network centered in Brussels & Luxembourg could well be a foreshadowing of the coming monetary 666 System.—Which means they've got to survive for awhile.)
21. THE ANTICHRIST KINGDOM IS ACTUALLY A RESURRECTION OF THE OLD ROMAN EMPIRE.—It's Rome again in the last days with ten powerful nations. Many Bible teachers & students have said that the final Antichrist, Roman-like dictator will really be just a revival of ancient Roman dictatorship, & the Antichrist Empire World kingdom domination will be literally a revival of the old Roman Empire. It's sort of a continuation of Rome, such as the iron which continues from the legs on into the feet & the toes of Daniel's Image in Daniel 2.
22. "HIS LEGS OF IRON, HIS FEET PART OF IRON & PART OF CLAY. AND THE FOURTH KINGDOM (ROME) SHALL BE STRONG AS IRON: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces & subdueth all things; & as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces & bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet & toes, part of potters' clay, & part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And in the days of these kings (ten toes) shall the God of Heaven set up a Kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: & the Kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces & consume all these kingdoms, & it shall stand for ever!" (Dan.2:33,40,41,44)
23. "AFTER THIS I SAW IN THE NIGHT VISIONS, & BEHOLD A FOURTH BEAST (ROME), DREADFUL & TERRIBLE, & STRONG EXCEEDINGLY; & IT HAD GREAT IRON TEETH; it devoured & brake in pieces, & stamped the residue with the feet of it: & it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; & it had ten horns. I considered the horns, &, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: &, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, & a mouth speaking great things. I beheld, & the same horn made war with the saints, & prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of Days came, & judgement was given to the saints of the most High; & the time came that the saints possessed the Kingdom." (Dan.7:7,8,21,22)
24. THE TEN-HORNED ANTICHRIST KINGDOM GROWS RIGHT OUT OF ROME. SO REALLY IT'S A PART, IN A SENSE, OF ROME, because it grows out of the Roman Beast, right?—(This seems to indicate that these ten kings of the Endtime Antichrist Empire could be primarily from Europe, the remains of the ancient Roman Empire.—Does that sound right?—If so, the EEC could have quite an important future role to play.)
25. HOW MANY HORNS DID THE BEAST HERE IN DANIEL HAVE?—TEN! How about the final seventh head of the Beast of Revelation 17, how many horns did it have?—Ten! Each of these winds up with ten. The toes in Daniel 2 symbolise the same thing that the ten horns both of Daniel 7 & Revelation 17 symbolise.—Ten final kings or kingdoms or World powers who‚ as the Lord says in Revelation 17, will give their power to the Beast—such as Europe to the Antichrist.
26. "AND THE TEN HORNS WHICH THOU SAWEST ARE TEN KINGS, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the Beast. These have one mind‚ & shall give their power & strength unto the Beast!" (Rev.17:12,13)
BABYLON'S DESTRUCTION AT THE HAND OF THE BEAST!
27. (AS YOU BROUGHT OUT SO CLEARLY IN THE "WAR OR PEACE" LETTER, PLACING THE ATOM WAR & THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA/ BABYLON AFTER THE ANTICHRIST IS IN POWER parallels the picture given in Revelation 17 & 18 about the Whore's sudden destruction by fire, by the Antichrist Empire.—All I can say is, amen!—It sure seems to fit!)
28. HAVING COME INTO POWER‚ THE ANTICHRIST, SATAN IN THE FLESH, THE DEVIL-MAN, DECIDES HE NO LONGER NEEDS BABYLON, the great commercial, capitalistic, communistic city system of materialism, so he destroys it! It sounds to me like he destroys it in the Atomic War!—(It seems that the sudden destruction of America & her dollar economy could set the stage for a new international currency & means of global exchange.—The Mark of the Beast?)
29. "AND THE TEN HORNS WHICH THOU SAWEST UPON THE BEAST, THESE SHALL HATE THE WHORE, & SHALL MAKE HER DESOLATE & naked‚ & eat her flesh, & burn her with fire!" (Rev.17:16) Although she cooperates with the Beast & with his ten kings in the beginning, eventually they will turn on her & destroy her & they will destroy the World materialistic system.
30. "FOR GOD HATH PUT IN THEIR HEARTS TO FULFIL HIS WILL, & TO AGREE, & GIVE THEIR KINGDOM UNTO THE BEAST, until the Words of God shall be fulfilled." (Rev.17:17) It is God Who hath put this in the hearts of these kings to both serve the Beast‚ the Antichrist, & to work with him, & to destroy the Whore.—This is a part of the judgements of God! So that in the end, the Antichrist government turns upon her & his ten kings devour her, pitch into her & burn her with fire & destroy her!
31. OF COURSE THE SYSTEM, BABYLON THE GREAT WHORE, IS SURELY BEING FULFILLED IN AMERICA TODAY. Wealth worship has always been in existence, the Whore has always ridden the back of the Beast & the various heads & controlled it & run the World power, the World System‚ the World empire, whatever it is. Only this is it‚ this is the End, this is the last one, she is it as far as I'm concerned. I'm convinced that America is the final great Whore Babylon of the Book of Revelation—according to God's Own Word spoken by angels or whoever in the 17th & 18th chapters of Revelation—who is going to be destroyed mostly in one hour of just one day!
32. IT'S IN THE 18TH CHAPTER OF REVELATION ABOUT HOW THE ANTICHRIST DESTROYS THE WORLD CITY-SYSTEM, Capitalism & Communist materialism, cities Worldwide, in a final great horrible atomic war before the end of the Tribulation, in the last half of his reign & rule in the Great Tribulation as he takes over as the World dictator completely & claims to be God & abolishes all other religions including materialism, capitalism, communism—you name it!
33. "THEREFORE SHALL HER PLAGUES COME IN ONE DAY, DEATH, & MOURNING, & FAMINE; & SHE SHALL BE UTTERLY BURNED WITH FIRE: for strong is the Lord God Who judgeth her. And the kings of the Earth, who have committed fornication & lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her‚ & lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning.—Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city, for in one hour is thy judgement come." (Rev.18:8-10)
34. "FOR IN ONE HOUR SO GREAT RICHES IS COME TO NOUGHT. And every shipmaster, & all the company in ships, & sailors, & as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, & cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads, & cried, weeping & wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness, for in one hour is she made desolate!" (Rev.18:17-19)
35. (THIS SUDDEN FIERY DESTRUCTION OF THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM BY THE ANTICHRIST SEEMS TO FIT IN WITH THE "GOD OF FORCES" VERSES IN DANIEL 11): "BUT IN HIS ESTATE SHALL HE HONOUR THE GOD OF FORCES: & a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold & silver & with precious stones & pleasant things."—"The god of forces"! Now‚ Bible students & theologians have puzzled over this expression for a long time, wondering just what this "god of forces" is.—"He shall honour with gold & silver & with precious stones & pleasant things." (Dan.11:38) What are the Superpowers spending more money on today than anything else?—Power‚ forces‚ military power‚ defense, atom bombs‚ hydrogen bombs, missiles‚ etc.! Well, when you spend most of your money on something‚ that begins to be your god!
36. NOW WHAT FORCES DID HIS FATHERS KNOW NOT? If you go only one generation back—& he is existing now & soon to be revealed—then his fathers already knew about guns & planes & tanks & that sort of thing. It's atomic power that his fathers knew not! The only kind of new power in the World today which wasn't known a generation ago is atomic force, atomic power.
37. "THUS SHALL HE DO IN THE MOST STRONG HOLDS WITH A STRANGE GOD"—in the strongest places on Earth they're not going to be able to stand against him—why?—Because he's going to have the most nuclear bombs! And you know who they say has the most today, don't you? Not the United States, but Russia!
38. "... A STRANGE GOD, WHOM HE SHALL ACKNOWLEDGE & INCREASE WITH GLORY: & he shall cause them to rule over many, & shall divide the land for gain." (Dan.11:39) All right, he gives great power & honour to this strange god, this "god of forces." Why?—Because this god of forces helps him conquer the World! In fact, in Revelation 13 it says "Who is able to make war with him?—The whole World wondered after the Beast." (Rev.13:3,4)
ISRAEL INVADED!—AMERICA DESTROYED!
39. (IT IS ALSO APPARENT THAT ANY ATTEMPT BY THE SOVIET UNION TO MOVE INTO THE U.S.'S "LITTLE DARLING" ISRAEL WOULD BRING ABOUT AN IMMEDIATE DIRECT CONFRONTATION BETWEEN THE SUPERPOWERS.—"Israel is American & the Israelis are Americans!" (277:1) The Bible & the MLs have always held this invasion as the catalyst to set off WW3. And since we know that the Antichrist will occupy Jerusalem for 42 months, we can assume that the War will take place "in the midst of the week" when he breaks the Covenant.—At least this is how it now looks to me.—Does this seem right to you?)—Amen!
40. THE BIBLE PREDICTS THE LAST GREAT WORLD WAR IS GOING TO BE FOUGHT OVER ISRAEL! That's where it's all going to start, & that's where it's all going to end!
41. GOD'S WORD SAYS THE KING OF THE NORTH WILL INVADE THE SOUTH & take over the land that's redeemed & brought back, rebuilt, towns without walls. (Ez.38) The Antichrist, the leader of Russia‚ will not only invade Israel, but he will make Jerusalem his capital. He will set up his headquarters there, his palace, & he will rule the whole World from there for 3-1/2 years. He makes this invasion right in the middle of his reign, at the end of the first 3-1/2 years. (Dan.11:45)
42. WHEN THE ANTICHRIST LEADS THE RUSSIANS & THEIR ALLIES IN THIS MASSIVE INVASION OF ISRAEL, the Bible says, "Sheba, & Dedan, & the (Jewish) merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto him, Art thou come to take a spoil? Hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? To carry away silver & gold, to take away cattle & goods, to take a great spoil?" (Ez.38:13) Now, Sheba & Dedan are the conservative oil states of Arabia, such as Saudi Arabia, who along with Egypt will side against Russia when this invasion takes place. (Dan.11:42)
43. TARSHISH ACCORDING TO MANY HISTORIANS IS SUPPOSED TO BE BRITAIN, & of course she's symbolised by a lion. Who then would be her young lions?—The Commonwealth, her former colonies, including America, an offspring or "young lion" of Britain. So the various former British colonies, the Commonwealth, former parts & partners in the British empire, are the "young lions of Tarshish," the young lions of Britain, & they are the ones who are going to oppose this Russian invasion.—Britain, the U.S.‚ Canada & the British Commonwealth‚ the former British empire‚ also Saudi Arabia‚ Egypt, Israel, etc.—all were formally ruled by Britain! They are going to be against this Russian invasion of Israel.
44. DANIEL DESCRIBES THIS SAME INVASION BY TELLING US THAT "AT THE TIME OF THE END SHALL THE KING OF THE SOUTH PUSH AT HIM," but when he does, "the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind." The king of the North is the Antichrist, he comes from Russia "& shall push at the king of the South like a whirlwind, with chariots, with horsemen, many ships, & he shall enter into the countries." (Dan.11:40)—What countries?—The Mideast!
45. OF COURSE, AMERICA WILL SURELY TRY TO GO TO ISRAEL'S RESCUE, but it will bring about the downfall of them both, as is so clearly predicted in the Bible! These robbers of the poor & slaughterers of the innocent & tramplers on the rights & freedoms of others surely both deserve to reap what they themselves have sown!
46. AS HAS HAPPENED TO HER IN THE PAST, ISRAEL'S OWN CRUELTY & REBELLION WILL AGAIN BE REPAID BY A CRUSHING DEFEAT‚ INVASION & CONQUEST OF ISRAEL & DESTRUCTION OF THE U.S. & its Western tower of Babylonic capitalistic confusion by the gigantic socialist superpowers of the East, as Russia &/or China rescue the World from destruction by the Israeli-led U.S. West!
(PTL!—This is the main gist of the material we've come up with so far. We would have liked to go into more detail, but "the king's business requireth haste!"
(—Again‚ it certainly is an encouraging‚ revelatory revelation & helps so many pieces of His great puzzle of future events fall right into place! TYJ! And thank you for faithfully passing His Wonder Working Words on to us all! We love you!) Tx!—And thank the Lord for confirming it, that the War may not be so soon & we have a little more Time to finish the job! PTL! TYJ! GBAKYAMYAB!—In Jesus' name, amen.—Amen?—Are you doing your job? GBY!—Love, D.