The Signs And Wonders Of Satan

The Myth of the Anti-Christ

    he Apostle John had a burden to warn Christians of what he termed "antichrists". He is the only writer in the Bible to use this term. He gave us a clear definition of what antichrists believe:

      "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time... Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son." (1 John 2:18-22 KJV)

      "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist." (2 John 1:7 KJV)

    John says there are "many antichrists", there were many even in his day. He says that an antichrist is he who "denieth the Father and the Son", who confesses not that "Jesus Christ is come in the flesh".

    How did John's clear warning of multiple "antichrists" evolve into that single great Anti-Christ whom Christians fear today?

    The Great Second Advent Movement took place in the early 19th century. The people of this movement were convinced that Jesus' return would take place during their lifetimes. If this was indeed the case, they surmised, then all prophecy should be "unsealed" in order that they could discern God's warnings for the last days of earth's history.

    Few people in the pioneers' day denied that God existed, and few denied that Jesus Christ had come in the flesh. There were some outspoken atheists, but their numbers were very few at the time.

    Satan saw an opportunity.

    To resolve the issue of the "antichrists" that John warned about, the description of one, single all-powerful "Anti-Christ" was assigned to the pope by prominent Advent pioneers.

    This was not surprising, because this same view was actually a long-held tradition begun with the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther first identified the pope as the "antichrist". In Luther's day there were even fewer people who denied the existence of God or the salvation of Jesus. Thus he chose the pope, a title which Luther saw as most threatening to the new truths he was expounding upon at the time.

    But does the pope deny the Father? Does he deny that Jesus Christ came in the flesh? No.

    From this initial mis-identification - encouraged by Satan himself - the idea that one great "Anti-Christ" will appear at the end of the world has taken hold of Christian imaginations everywhere.

    However, the entire concept of a "Great Anti-Christ" is a falsehood - it is a lie that diverts the attention of the Christian away from the true antichrists of this world.

    Antichrists, as defined by John, do not believe in God, and do not believe that Jesus Christ came in the flesh.

    The modern Atheist is an antichrist. It is the modern atheist's denial of God's very existence that John described. It is the atheist's intolerance of religion of any kind that has proved to be the real threat to belief in God and His Son.

    How is it that Atheists are not clearly identified as antichrists by Christian denominations today?

    Because making it easy for Christians to identify "antichrist" was not part of Satan's plan. The eventual impact of atheism upon the United States and the world was not understood back in the days when believers were looking for the identity of antichrist. In singling out the pope as antichrist, unfortunately the true antichrist caught Christians everywhere unaware.

    As a result, Christians have worked closely with antichrist to secure what we perceived to be "religious liberty". How has this happened?

    Through our dealing with...

 The False Prophet

      "For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect." (Mark 13:22 KJV)

      "And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet." (Revelation 16:13 KJV)

    We have seen the false Christs - Jim Jones, David Koresh, the Reverend Moon, and many others. But what about false prophets?

    The book of Revelation tells us of the False Prophet, which is the Second Beast of Revelation. Over 100 years ago Ellen White made it plain to us that the Second Beast of Revelation is the United States of America. Today we can see it for ourselves by studying John's prophecy and comparing it to history.

    What makes the United States a false prophet? What signs and wonders does it have the power to do?

    Consider our motto: "In God We Trust". This motto implies that God is consulted before US foreign or domestic policies are implemented. Thus does the government claim divine guidance before the world for everything it does. Even if we invade another country, we claim to be trusting in God for authority to do so.

    But the USA does not consult God before acting.

    What does Jesus tell us this False Prophet will show before men?

      "And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live." (Revelation 13:13-14 KJV)

    Making fire come down from heaven sounds tricky, but the United States has had that capability for more than fifty years. Nuclear weapons produce a destructive fireball. To be most effective, these weapons are detonated while still in the air so that the blast effect is spread over a large area with no obstructions. The weapons used in Japan in 1945 exploded while approximately 1,900 feet in the air. Larger weapons would be detonated at even greater altitudes.

    What about those other miracles?

The True Signs Of Our Times:

    The miracles that Satan has inspired the False Prophet to perform before men are many. They are subtle miracles. These miracles impersonate good things, but mixed into each is death and suffering that Satan is helpless to prevent as he tries to imitate God.

    We know that Jesus is our personal Saviour, and offers us salvation on a personal basis through our relationship with Him. He comes to each of us individually when we open the door of our heart to Him.

    But have you considered God's view of us as a people? Do you realize how far we, as His 'Spiritual Israel', have turned from God?

  • Our Financial System:

    • Do you pay, or accept, interest payments? God considers interest an abomination. Do you pay more interest every month than you give to the poor? Everything we have belongs to God. It is our responsibility to care for His poor - not to ridicule and chasten them.

    • Collecting interest is theft from God. Loans and readily-available credit encourage wild covetousness.

    • What about stocks? What about insurance? Do you pay more for insurance than you give to the poor? Do you think God wants you to have insurance?

      Where is our faith in Him?

    • What about what you do give to charity or to your church? Do you accept a tax write-off for donations? Do you realize that is a kickback - a bribe your church offers you so that you will continue giving to your church? Yet your church is no longer supporting services for the poor of this country as it used to. Neither is the government, yet the church keeps quiet about that.

      Is there righteousness in that? Even when you do give only a small amount even reaches people who are in need overseas.

    • The churches have stopped relying on the sacrifice of dedicated members who volunteer their time, and have now become corporations that pay competitive (though low-end) salaries, operating as businesses, and providing attractive benefits to employees as business corporations do.

      Is there faith in that? How can Christians grow without reflecting the Life Sacrifice of Jesus, who lived a life of poverty in order to spread the Gospel and serve others?

  • Our Transportation System:

    • Do you drive a car? Did you know 30,000 people a year are sacrificed in the US every year so that you can drive a car? God knows it. Those people are the annual human sacrifice we make to our god of convenience.

    • Trains, planes - all take their toll of death, but we consider these sacrifices worth making, because we earn more money if we have convenient travel capabilities.

    • What about the toll on animals because of the automobile? Jesus said "Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?" (Luke 12:6)

    • Look at some statistics on roadkill (animals hit by cars) in the USA alone. Estimated annual harvest:

      • 41 million squirrels

      • 26 million cats
      • 22 million rats
      • 19 million opossums
      • 15 million raccoons
      • 6 million dogs
      • 350,000 deer 

      Not counting birds and other mammals...

      These animals are butchered in the most barbaric manner imaginable. Many of the survivors are left alive with broken bones and crushed limbs. Those not so lucky are left on the roadway to be squashed by passing motorists.

  • Our Health Care System:

    • According to medical journals from the AMA, 100,000 to 200,000 people die every year because of hospital errors. These people are sacrificed so that we can have health care that works like a business. So that hospitals, doctors, surgeons, etc... can utilize cheap labor, cheap practices, and little-to-no-caring.

    • Speaking of convenience, what about the 32,000,000 abortions performed in order that we can have sexual freedom?

    • What about even Seventh-Day Adventist Hospitals performing abortions, did you know they are pressured to provide abortions or abortion referrals in order to continue receiving Federal Medicaid Payments? Yet the Catholic Church holds fast against abortion.

    • Did you know that Adventist Hospitals serve the least "charity" cases of all hostpitals? 5% off community hospital patients are charity (no charge), Adventist hospitals are at less than 2%. These hospitals have had to conform to the world more than any other church entity.

    The list goes on. It is a long list of compromises we've made with Satan in order to enjoy his temporary luxuries and conveniences in this country.

    Satan has even stolen our TIME so that we do not have enough to read God's Word and worship Him properly.

    We have a busy modern schedule to keep!

    Yet God changes not. The righteousness He told us we must have through Jesus' teachings and through the prophets is still the righteousness He requires of us. What He has told us:

      "In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow. Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths. In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness. In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution. And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter. In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD. Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee. Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it." (Ezekiel 22:7-14 KJV)

Are you for Jesus' Way or the American way?

    The United States in its lust for wealth and power has turned the world upside down:

    • While defying international law, the United States has invaded a sovereign nation while lying to the American people about the many reasons originally given.

    • The United States Government is responsible for the torture of prisoners of war. We have no idea what we've done to prisoners - prisoners whom evil men have decided are not prisoners of war when they are!

    • The United States supports Israel building a wall to seal Palestinians into the Israeli version of the Warsaw Ghetto. In the process Israel is expanding its 'living space' by confiscating Palestinian lands. Is this the same Israel we knew ten years ago?

    • The United States is now creating its own version of Vichy Iraq, a puppet state that will never become a Western-style 'democracy', because its people are Muslims. They have religion. Any democracy they desire can only be brought about within that religious framework. They will fight us for hundreds of years to keep that religion - if God were to allow it.

    It's going to get much worse...

    Why is all of this happening?

    • So that American corporations can expand markets 'safely' into Asia and the Middle East.

    • So that the U.S. has access to profits from oil.

    • So that people who support politicians can make money from weapons and rebuilding the national assets we destroy in any given country.

    • Because in our good intentions - which now include greed as a 'virtue' - we have lost the ability to see morality from the perspective of other cultures. We have followed patriotism, ideological principles of government and national wealth, instead of God.

    • The morality of the modern democratic ideal is no morality at all.

Are you one of Jesus Christ's sheep?

    Do you "sigh and cry for the abominations" our 'Christian' society tolerates?

      "And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof." (Ezekiel 9:4 KJV)

    Jesus is sealing the symbolic 144,000 now, and those who recognize the horror of what we have really created, yet understand the love of the God who has patiently waited for all, are being 'marked' and 'sealed'. I believe they will be the sampling of humanity necessary to show that eventually the rest of Christianity will also repent and submit to God.

    Can you see the failings we have brought on ourselves, feel the impossibility of a man-made solution, and feel His love for you as things get worse?

    None of it can be stopped at this point. We are on a fast locomotive to planetary and soul destruction, and there is nothing we can do about it.

    Except one thing...

    Surrender ourselves to the righteousness that God only can provide . Recognize that we are doomed without the new heart and new government He has always wanted us to have. His instructions:

      "Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown." (Revelation 3:11 KJV)

    You can't change on your own at this point, you can't keep the commandments perfectly - so don't let yourself be accused by others, put on His Robe of Righteousness, and hold fast what you have now. Seek the Good Shepherd who leads you through His Righteousness.

    Stop concentrating on perfecting yourself - turning the Holy Spirit within you inward - and allow His Spirit to shine before men in your every movement and word.

    Start actively sharing the state we are in - many cannot see that we have molded the Character of Jesus into our own earthly image for the sake of convenience. We have not been following Him where He leads.

    Satan's kingdom is at last divided, and his wonders and miracles are exposed for what they are: Guaranteed death for God's people.

    Exercise judgement upon His people who are in darkness. Show them the Light. Warn them. Love them.

    I'm working on a much more detailed view of how we, as His people, have turned from God and Jesus' His teachings. It truly is horrific when you objectively compare what we do with what we should do.

    The good news: Won't it be nice to run a business without cash? To work at what you've always dreamed of working at, or to learn the secrets of the universe? To live without death, without watching your back, without killing, but with Jesus and one another - in trust and righteousness.

    Pray for His return... Then you will be His sheep indeed.

      "For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." (Matthew 23:39 KJV)