This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by A Voice In The Desert called How to Identify the Antichrist – 666 Explained.
Video description: Have you ever questioned who is the Antichrist, or is the Pope the Antichrist? This video explores the remarkable numerical significance of one of the Pope’s titles, Vicarius Fili Dei, but the conclusion that is drawn may be something you didn’t fully expect! The key is in the name of the Antichrist (aka the name of the Beast) but even there, the simplicity of the Antichrist 666 reference in the Bible is repeatedly missed.
A Voice In The Desert declares that they’re anonymous.
A Voice in the Desert is anonymous. Its purpose is to point people to the message, rather than the messenger. Most modern day prophets promote themselves more than the teachings of Jesus and the true message of Revelation. A Voice in the Desert challenges that error and more. Some of the things you hear on this channel may be difficult to understand, and may offend you. The goal, however, is to sweep away dogmas and traditions to reveal what Jesus actually taught.
This might seem pious, but what it really does is hide who is behind these videos. Given their false, futuristic explanations, the videos may be from the very enemy.
One of the narrators even wears a full-face mask in the video. SMH!
A Voice In The Desert points to a final world leader before Messiah returns, who will be pure evil.
Who is the antichrist beast of Revelation? The word ‘anti’ means both ‘in place of’ and ‘against.’ The popes proclaim to take the place of Messiah, to be the ‘Vicar of Christ,’ the substitute Christ on earth; but they teach heretical concepts that are contrary to Messiah.
The popes teach a false Gospel of works through the sacraments which has misled billions of Catholics, leaving them lost in their sins. The popes teach that Mary was sinless, that salvation is through her, and that she is the mediator to the Father. And now the Popes say that all religions lead to the same God.
The popes have proclaimed to be God, forgive sins, and provide salvation, which is blasphemy. They have people call them Holy Father, which Messiah forbids. They’ve taken God’s titles of His Holiness, Most Blessed Father, Vicar of God, God on Earth, and the true God.
During the Dark Ages, the popes banned and burned the Scriptures. The popes caused Catholics to kill tens of millions of saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition. The cruel torture devices that they used are the most brutal made by man.
The popes cause Catholics to make graven images. This breaks the second commandment, which they removed from their list. They have images of Mary before which many Catholics bow down and pray. Their wicked crucifix keeps Messiah on the cross, putting Him to open shame.
The popes venerate skulls and bones in cathedrals and crypts. They cause Catholics to pray to dead saints, which is forbidden.
The pope’s blasphemous Eucharist ceremony symbolizes the Babylonian Mystery Religion as the priests revere the round sun-god wafer, then place it in a monstrance that has sun rays emanating from it. The wafer is placed on a Luna holder, which symbolizes the moon goddess. This mimics the sexual union of the sun god and moon goddess, which produces their incarnate christ child Tammuz. They do this under the guise of it representing Messiah’s communion.
The Pope’s have an Egyptian obelisk phallic symbol of the pagan sun god in the middle of a sun wheel in St. Peter’s Square, which designates the basilica as a temple of sun-god worship. Inside St. Peter’s Basilica is a huge sun symbol above a large ornate throne. The Popes made the Roman Pantheon, where all pagan gods are worshipped, into a Catholic church, and they place another Egyptian obelisk in front of it.
The popes have people fawn over them, kiss their hand, lay prostrate before them, revering them. The leaders of nations and religions travel to Vatican City to bow before the Pope as a world leader.
The popes made themselves rich with the collection of indulgences. They spent many billions on their many ornate basilicas instead of using the money to preach the true Gospel, provide Bibles worldwide, provide food and water to people worldwide, and end homelessness.
The popes forbid their priests to marry, which causes many to be homosexual, to rape nuns and children.
The popes cause Catholics to make vain, repetitive prayers during mass and while praying the rosary to Mary, which Messiah forbids.
The popes cause many people to reject Messiah and the pure Gospel because they think that the actions of the Roman Catholic popes and priests represent the true faith of Scripture.
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Popes have systematically made war with Messiah and His saints, yet somehow the antichrist is hidden in plain sight.
Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast Study
A Voice In The Desert points to the Vicarius Filii Dei title of Popes, but then discounts it.
The Pope’s title is Vicar of Christ, which in Latin is ‘Vicarius Filii Dei’, which equates numerically to the number 666.
Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible says “No name appears more proper and suitable, than that famous one mentioned by Iraeneus, who lived not long after St. John’s time, and was the disciple of Polycarp, the disciple of John. He says, “that the name Lateinos contains the number six hundred and sixty-six. For, after the division of the empire, the Greeks and other Orientalists called the people of the Western church, or church of Rome, Latins, and they latinize in every thing: mass, prayers, litanies, canons, decretals, bulls, are conceived in Latin: the Papal councils speak Latin: women themselves pray in Latin; nor is the scripture read in any other language under Popery than Latin”
The Chi Xi Stigma, which equates numerically to 666, is symbolized by a pierced Christ on a cross, which is exactly what the Catholic crucifix represents.
This was a tactic to acknowledge the Popes of Rome as a candidate of the antichrist, but then dismiss them as meeting the description.
A Voice In The Desert points to Seventh Day Adventists who point to the Pope as the antichrist, but then dismiss it because of their Sunday worship mark of the beast explanation.
They repeated this deflection process by point to the SDA Church which rightly proclaims that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn’ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition’ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘antichrist beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome.
But then they dismiss that assessment by pointing out the false teaching of the SDA Church about Sunday worship being the mark of the beast.
It would seem that the SDA Church has been infiltrated to do exactly that, mislead people about the mark of the beast. Read Seventh Day Adventist False Prophecy Fulfillment Teachings
I pray that the publishers of A Voice In The Desert find the truth about prophecy fulfillment, for they are declaring things which they will regret when they stand before Messiah.
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