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   WHO IS WHO? : DEFINING IMPORTANT ENDTIME TERMS



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Published On : January 31, 1998

Last Updated : January 3, 2009

What Is Meant By The Beast? The False Prophet? Moshiach
ben David? The False Messiah? The Son Of Perdition?
The Prince Of The Covenant? The Kings Of The North And
The South? And The Antichrist?




The purpose of this article is to standardize the various
terms I use throughout my writings to describe different
personalities of the Endtime. In so doing, I hope to help
you the reader to avoid any confusion, and to facilitate
your understanding of the Endtime ideas and concepts I have
chosen to write about. As the Apostle Paul said:

"Let all things be done decently and in order."
(1 Corinthians 14:40)

"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the
knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being
enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his
calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance
in the saints," (Ephesians 1:17-18)

Please note that this glossary is based upon my personal
understanding of the Scriptures. While other writers may
agree with my definitions, or hold similar understandings,
they may not be exactly the same as mine. Therefore, please
consider this list as a tool only to be used in reading and
understanding my articles and NOT those of other Christian
writers. As time permits, I will be checking all of the
articles I have written to date to make sure that the
meanings and terms flow from one article to the next. Please
be patient while I carry out this task as it will take quite
a bit of time to do this. For a more in-depth understanding
of these terms, I encourage you to read all of my articles
which are dedicated to Endtime topics:

1. THE BEAST - This term is found primarily in the Book of
Revelation, although a variety of beasts are also described
in the Book of Daniel. I believe that the Beast is also
mentioned in Daniel as the 'king of the north'. In my view,
the Beast represents a political/military figure, and his
government, who will invade and conquer Israel as well as
other nations of the Middle East. Exactly how far his power
will extend is a matter of personal speculation and
understanding of the Scriptures. This Beast will temporarily
work in political/military unison with ten Endtime nations
referred to as the Ten Toes, or Ten Horns, in order to
destroy Babylon the Great Whore. He will also persecute the
Saints of the Most High until it appears he has defeated
them, he will blaspheme God, and he will implement a
computerized credit system known as the Mark of the Beast. I
currently believe this Endtime leader may arise out of
Syria, Iraq, Iran, or Turkey. He will be destroyed during
the Battle of Armageddon and will be cast into the Lake of
Fire.

2. THE FALSE PROPHET - This term, as it refers to a major
Endtime figure, is found in the Book of Revelation. My
current understanding is that the False Prophet will be a
prominent religious leader who will be empowered by Satan to
perform mighty wonders. Under his inspiration and direction,
the Islamic nations will be encouraged to join forces with,
and follow the Beast in his invasion and conquest of Israel.
In other words, the Beast and the False Prophet will work as
a team as shown in Revelation chapter thirteen. It is my
belief at this time that the False Prophet may possibly
originate in Iran. Like the Beast, he too will be cast into
the Lake of Fire.

3. MOSHIACH or MOSHIACH BEN DAVID - This term refers to the
long-awaited 'messiah' of the Ultra-Orthodox Jews. As I
explain in 'The Kings Of The North And The South Part Two',
the Orthodox Jews are convinced that this person will be a
descendant of the bloodline of King David who was himself of
the tribe of Judah. In other words, Moshiach ben David will
be a flesh Jew of the physical seed of Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob. He will be recognized as being a great political,
military and spiritual leader of Israel, similar to King
David of old. According to my understanding, he will be
destroyed by the brightness of the Lord's Coming as per 2
Thessalonians chapter two.

4. FALSE MESSIAH - While False Messiah is not a Biblical
term, 'false Christs' is, as in the warnings Jesus issued in
Matthew chapter twenty-four. While there are many false
Christs and false prophets in our modern day, the term False
Messiah is generally used in reference to one specific
Endtime spiritual leader. In my view, the False Messiah and
the False Prophet may NOT be the same person. As such, in my
articles, the False Messiah refers to Moshiach, or Moshiach
ben David, the imitation 'saviour' of the Orthodox Jews,
while the False Prophet refers to a false Islamic prophet as
described previously who will work with the Beast.

5. SON OF PERDITION - This term is derived from the second
chapter of Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians. I
currently believe that the term Son of Perdition is
synonymous with the terms Moshiach and the False Messiah of
the Orthodox Jews. If this is true, once he proves himself,
he will be permitted to sit in the long-awaited Third
Temple, demonstrating to all, (at least to those who want to
be deceived), by many satanic miracles, that he is in fact
the 'messiah', 'God' in the flesh, who has come to deliver
the Jews out of the hands of their Muslim enemies. As Paul
clearly points out, God will allow this strong delusion to
occur because for two thousand years now, the majority of
Jews have fully rejected Jesus Christ as their one and only
True Messiah. The term Son of Perdition was also used by
Jesus in describing Judas Iscariot.

6. PRINCE OF THE COVENANT - This term is found in the
prophecies of Daniel. While this is based on pure
speculation, I believe that the term Prince of the Covenant
may possibly be another reference to the Jewish False
Messiah, (who could be an upcoming Prime Minister), or to
someone else in the Israeli government who may be the key
architect, and thus very instrumental, in the writing of the
seven-year peace accord. Among other things, this doomed
treaty will temporarily resolve the Palestinian issue, and
will result in the construction of the Third Temple and the
re-institution of the Daily Sacrifice. Daniel tells us that
the Prince of the Covenant will be broken by the 'king of
the north', whom I believe is the same as the Beast of
Revelation.

7. KING OF THE SOUTH - While there have been a variety of
kings of the north and south as explained in my articles of
the same name, I believe that if there is a final 'king of
the south', he will be either the current leader of Egypt,
President Hosni Mubarak, or else one of his successors. The
Daniel prophecies tell us that he will fall before the
Beast, possibly due to his making peace with Israel.

8. KING OF THE NORTH - As explained previously, there have
been a variety of kings of the north and south. My
currenting understanding is that the final 'king of the
north' will be synonymous with the Beast, and may arise out
of Syria, Iraq, Iran or even Turkey as a distant fourth
possibility. If time is truly as short as some
eschatologists believe, then this would point to such people
as President Hafez Al-Assad of Syria, President Saddam
Hussein of Iraq, President Mohammad Khatami of Iran or
President Suleyman Demirel of Turkey. If time isn't quite as
short as some expect, then perhaps the final 'king of the
north' will be a successor of one of these men. In either
case, he will be destroyed at the Battle of Armageddon and
be cast into the Lake of Fire.

9. ANTICHRIST - I believe that the term Antichrist
appropriately applies to the Jewish False 'Messiah, that is,
to Moshiach ben David. I do NOT believe that the Beast and
the Antichrist are the same person. The Beast will be a
political/military foreign invader, while the Antichrist
will be a Jewish-born political and spiritual leader. Not
only will the Antichrist be against Jesus Christ, but he
will seek to convince many that he is in fact Christ
returned to the Earth, or possibly Jesus Christ come to the
Earth for the first time in total contradiction to
traditional Christian interpretation of the Scriptures. The
term 'antichrist' is introduced to us in the epistles of
John:

"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."
(1 John 2:18)

"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 2:22)

"And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is
come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of
antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and
even now already is it in the world." (1 John 4:3)

"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)

As can be seen, the overall meaning of the term antichrist,
or antichrist, is anyone, or any spirit who denies the
existence of God, and more specifically, anyone or any
spirit who denies that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who
has come in the flesh to redeem the world of sin. Notice
that John gets even more specific by stating that even in
his time the spirit of antichrist, and many deceivers, or
antichrists, were already in the world. Exactly who were
the primary culprits who denied the Divinity of Christ? Who
were those who repeatedly fought against Christ and then
tried to pervert the doctrines of the early Church? Again,
the Scriptures provide a very clear answer. Notice what
Jesus said to the Jews of His day:

"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your
father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and
abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a
liar, and the father of it." (John 8:44)

On two occasions in his writings, the Apostle Paul used the
phrase 'false brethren'. On another occasion he used the
term 'false apostles':

"In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of
robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the
heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness,
in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;"
(2 Corinthians 11:26)

"And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who
came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in
Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:"
(Galatians 2:4)

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no
marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of
light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also
be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end
shall be according to their works."
(2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

It is a scriptural fact that the first Apostles, and the
First Disciples which joined the Early Church were of Jewish
origin. It wasn't until after Peter's revelation in the Book
of Acts, and until the beginning of Paul's ministry that the
First Disciples fully understood that Salvation was meant
for both Jew and Gentile. A further reading of the
Scriptures will reveal that these false brethren and
antichrists mentioned by Paul and John were Christ-hating
Jews who were still under the Law, and who entered the
flocks of God feigning to be disciples in order to cause
division and to force circumcision and other aspects of the
Mosaic Law upon the new Disciples. Paul issued a stern
warning against them in his Epistle to the Philippians when
he said:

"Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the
concision." (Philippians 3:2)

Because they didn't truly accept the sacrifice of Jesus
Christ as being all that was necessary to inherit Eternal
Life, these antichrist Jews were trying to mix grace with
works. While they claimed to be true Jews, Jesus Christ
Himself via His angel sent to John in the Book of
Revelation, tells us the exact opposite:

"I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou
art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they
are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan."
(Revelation 2:9)

"Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which
say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will
make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know
that I have loved thee." (Revelation 3:9)

Thus, through these Scriptures, and many others which I have
not even listed, we see that, while the term antichrist can
be used in a general sense to describe anyone who rejects
Christ, in those early days of the Church, it was used
primarily to describe Christ-rejecting Jews who attacked
Jesus, and then plagued his Apostles and Disciples wherever
they went to preach the Word. Thus, in my view, it is very
appropriate that the term 'Antichrist' should be applied in
these Last Days to the coming false Jewish messiah whom
Orthodox Jews refer to as Moshiach ben David. He will be the
final revelation of the spirit of Antichrist.

I trust that the information I have provided in this paper
will be a help and a blessing to you as you continue to read
my many other articles regarding events which may transpire
soon in these Last Days. May God bless you with nothing but
The Truth.

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