We can find new insights into what is happening next week on the day of atonement by looking at the scriptures about the two beasts appearing in the last days.
Jesus warned us that when we see the first beast standing in the holy place, in the temple in Jerusalem, we should immediately flee to the mountains without even taking time to grab anything out of our house because all hell is going to break loose.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matthew 24:15-21)
This event happens when the man of lawlessness enters the temple in Jerusalem to establish his throne (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4). His goal is to make himself like the Most High, ruling from Mount Zion.
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. (Isaiah 14:13-14)
The prophet Daniel called this the abomination of desolation because this man seeks to exalt himself above the stars, above the clouds, to be like God. His actions are an abomination to God and bring desolation upon the whole earth by triggering the start of the great and terrible day of the Lord. On this day the wrath of God is released upon the whole earth (Matthew 24:29-31, Revelation 6:12-17).
When the man of lawlessness takes his seat in the temple to establish his throne there, another will take his seat in the courts of heaven. The courts will sit to judge and rule against him. Then his 42-month reign will be brought to an end, his kingdom will be taken away, and he will be annihilated and destroyed forever. (Daniel 7:26)
This man of lawlessness is the one who is called the antichrist, the first beast who rises up out of the sea (Revelation 13:1). He is in alliance with a second beast who rises up from the earth (Revelation 13:11-18).
The two beasts have very different roles and each has two primary realms of dominion. The dominion of the first beast includes:
- Military leader who gathers armies to make war against the Lord (Revelation 19:19). He also makes war against the saints and rules over all nations (Revelation 13:7).
- Spiritual leader who exalts himself as God, attempts to rule as God, and is worshipped by everyone whose name is not written in the book of life (Revelation 13:8).
The second beast is called the false prophet because he falsely portrays himself as a spiritual leader, but in reality his roles include:
- Law enforcement agent executing anyone who refuses to worship the image of the first beast (Revelation 13:15).
- Dominion over the global financial system, requiring everyone to take the mark of the first beast in order to buy or sell anything (Revelation 13:16-18).
We won’t need PayPal after he gets his new Papal financial system in place (I know it’s weak, but it’s late okay?). In fact, we won’t need any of our current payment methods because the mark will replace them all. This new global financial system will be mandatory for everyone small and great, rich and poor, free and bond to take the mark. Anyone who refuses the mark will be unable to buy or sell.
Based on a dream and a vision that I received from the Lord along with over one hundred confirmations, I believe President Obama is the first beast. I shared those in my posts, which are listed in the Antichrist category. The Lord has not yet given me any special revelations about Pope Francis being the second beast, but I have documented many reasons why he is a very strong candidate, which are listed in my previous posts in the False Prophet category.
Pope Francis is currently the only candidate on my watch list. The events taking place next week provide some of the strongest evidence yet that he could be the second beast, or at least the predecessor to the second beast.
What appears to be shaping up on September 25 is an event very similar to the abomination of desolation.
In the same way that the first beast takes his stand in the spiritual capital of the world, Jerusalem, the second beast takes his stand in the financial capital of the world, New York City. In the same way that the first beast attempts to establish his dominion to rule as God on Mount Zion, the second beast seeks to establish his dominion to rule as the leader of the world’s false church, which I documented in my previous post, The Rise of the False Church Begins on September 23-25 2015. However, as noted above, the false church has nothing to do with what we normally call church and everything to do with the world’s financial system.
In both cases, the judgment of God is released immediately after each beast takes his stand in the world’s strategic center of the realm they are seeking to control. Since the first beast attempts to establish his dominion as God over the whole earth, he takes his stand in the spiritual capital and the wrath of God is immediately released upon the whole earth. Since the second beast attempts to establish his dominion over the global financial system, he takes his stand in the financial capital and the judgment of God immediately begins the destruction of the world’s financial system.
In my previous post, Watch Out for Global Economic Collapse Starting in Germany September 25th, I shared a prophetic warning from a Catholic website that financial calamity will strike while the Pope is in the world’s financial center.
Although the Pope’s visit to New York City occurs two days after the official timing of the day of atonement, I was amazed to see there is now some disagreement about when the day of atonement occurs. The calendar used by modern Israel relies on the scientific schedule of lunar movements, which shows the day of atonement begins at sunset on September 22. However, some Jewish people still rely on the ancient method of new moon sightings from Israel. As explained in my previous post, Day of Atonement Postponed by Two Days Due to Sand Storm, a bizarre six-day sand storm from September 8-13 made it impossible for anyone there to see the new moon. As a result, those who rely on moon sightings have postponed the day of atonement by two days, starting at sunset on September 24.
Even though modern Israel does not officially recognize changes to the calendar based on moon sightings, I find it interesting that the new revised date perfectly coincides with the Pope’s visit to New York City. He arrives shortly before sunset on the 24th and stays there for the full day of the 25th and departs early on the 26th.
In any case, I believe the Pope’s visit to New York is going to be a very significant event that will bring permanent changes to the world.
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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