This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by AoC Network, called ‘How The Antichrist Rises to Power (Rise of The Antichrist Movie).‘
Video description: This cinematic presentation takes a deep dive into what the Bible says about the Man of Lawlessness. How will the Antichrist rise into power? Why would God allow it? How does the Bible say the world will be prior to the coming of the Antichrist? All of this is explored in detail.
In this video, AoC Network is pointing to a futuristic one-man antichrist.
This is a false narrative, as 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.
Daniel calls him the ‘little horn’ and the Popes rose to power out the ten horns, the ten kingdoms, of the fallen Roman Empire. Three kings would not bow to his authority and they were plucked out, removed from power.
Paul calls him the ‘son of perdition’ and the Popes of Rome proclaim to lead Messiah’s one true church, thus they sit in the temple, which is the Church of Messiah, not a physical temple. They have already proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins and provide salvation, which is blasphemy.
John calls him the ‘beast’ in Revelation 13, pointing to the Popes of Rome rising to power over the Roman beast kingdom after the last Western Roman Emperor was removed from power in 476 AD. They reigned in civil power for 1,260 years, from 538-1798 AD.
The antichrist is one who comes in the place of Christ, who pretends to be his representative, but deceives people.
That is what the Popes do as they proclaim to lead Messiah’s church but they teach a false Gospel and that Mary is the intercessor to the Father. They now deceive 1.3 billion Catholics.
The Popes take the title of the “Vicar of Christ” which means in place of Christ, which is antichrist.
The Popes have already proclaimed to be God, to be Jesus Christ in the flesh, to forgive sins and to provide salvation; which is blasphemy.
The Popes have banned and burned the Scriptures, and caused tens of millions of saints to be killed during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.
The Pope proclaims to leads Messiah’s church, but he teaches a false salvation message of works through the sacraments, which is anti-Christ.
The Pope proclaims that Mary is the intercessor to the Father, which is anti-Christ.
The Popes proclaim that Mary was without sin, which denies Messiah as the only sinless one, which is anti-Christ.
The Popes have proclaimed to be the Vicar of Christ, meaning the substitute Christ, or in place of Christ; which is anti-Christ.
The Popes caused tens of millions of saints to be tortured and killed during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition; which is anti-Christ.
The Popes have proclaimed that he can forgive sins, which is anti-Christ.
The Popes have proclaimed that salvation is only through him and his church, which is anti-Christ.
Now the Popes proclaim that all ways lead to God, which is anti-Christ.
Yet despite all of this evidence, the antichrist is hidden in plain sight.
AoC Network says that the Bible speaks of an evil leader who will arise before the second coming of Christ.
No, it points to the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, who 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. Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast
AoC Network points to Matthew 24 as taking place before Messiah’s return.
The context of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse is the desolation of the temple that He just came out of, in which He rebuked the Jewish leaders who were seeking to kill Him. He proclaimed that judgment would come upon them in that generation. We know that within a generation, the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD caused Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation to be desolated. 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
AoC Network points to the Gospel being proclaimed around the world before Messiah’s return, but the context of the Olivet Discourse is the Roman Empire, not the whole world. Let’s look at Scripture references to show the spread of the Gospel:
“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.” Romans 1:8
“But I say, Have they not heard (the Gospel)? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.” Romans 10:18
“Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:” Romans 16:25-26
“If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister.” Colossians 1:23
All of the things that Messiah described from Matthew 23:36 to Matthew 24:33 were fulfilled by 70 AD. The enemy has deceived people about the symbolism of the sun, moon, and stars being darkened; Messiah coming in power and glory; and the elect being gathered. But the Bible gives the proper definitions for the symbols.
The term ‘this generation’ was used ten times in Matthew, the last time in Matthew 24:34. The previous nine times it points to the Jews who lived during Messiah’s first advent. When you take Messiah at His Word you see the fulfillment of His Olivet Discourse and how the things that He described took place in that generation of Jews, for their punishment of continuing their rebellion against the Father, for delivering Messiah up to be killed, and for persecuting His disciples. They proclaimed ‘let His blood be on us,’ and that prophetic statement was fulfilled in that generation. Read The Olivet Discourse Deception
AoC Network says that Satan is deceiving the world.
There’s no doubt about that and a huge part of Satan’s deception is the false, futuristic explanations of prophecy fulfillment that AoC Network is giving! The enemy created these deceptions in the sixteenth century to deflect blame away from the antichrist beast Popes of Rome and their harlot Roman Catholic Church.
The saints who have gone before us have witnesses against the antichrist beast Popes, often times paying for their testimony with their lives. Read Historical Witnesses Against Antichrist
AoC Network points to the angels being removed and then the antichrist can reign in power.
They’re pointing to 2 Thessalonians 2 in which the Apostles Paul foretold that the restrainer would be removed before the son of perdition took power.
The ‘temple’ in 2 Thessalonians 2 and Revelation is not a physical temple, but rather the church of Messiah, His Ekklesia of saints. “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22
The followers of Messiah are the stones which build up the walls. “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,” 1 Peter 2:4-7
The Popes of Rome proclaim to lead Messiah’s church, but they teach a false Gospel and a false Messiah, as they proclaim that Mary is the intercessor to the Father. The Popes have already proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins and to provide salvation, which is blasphemy. Read The Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2
AoC Network points to an end-times man of lawlessness in 2 Thessalonians 2.
The Popes of Rome have caused Catholics to sin by breaking the ten commandments. They make and bow down to idols of Mary and the saints, breaking the second commandment. They call the Pope Holy Father. They use prayer beads and repetitious prayers. They’ve been used to kill the saints during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition. They’ve been led to believe in a false gospel of works through the sacraments and that Mary is the intercessor to the Father, so they are lost in their sins. Watch The Man Of Sin Of 2 Thessalonians 2 video.
AoC Network says that people flock to the antichrist.
1.3 billion Catholics revere (mark on forehead) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast Pope; and Pope Francis is drawing Muslims and people of all religions into unity, as they revere him as a world leader.
AoC Network says the antichrist will proclaim to be god.
The Popes of Rome have already done this! They have proclaimed to be God, to be Jesus Christ in the flesh, to forgive sins and the provide salvation! How does AoC Network ignore the declarations of the Popes?
AoC Network points to the deadly head wound in Revelation 13 applying to the end-times, one-man antichrist being shot with a fatal wound and then coming back to life.
The deadly head wound was to the office of the Western Roman Emperor who was removed from power in 476 AD, as part of the fourth trumpet judgment. The office ended at that point.
He was the restrainer who prevented the Popes from taking power over the Roman beast kingdom. The Popes took his title of Pontifex Maximus, the leader of church and state, and the deadly head wound was healed.
AoC Network points to the second beast, the earth beast of Revelation 13.
John in Revelation 12-13 is describing the leaders of the fourth beast of Daniel, during three phases the Roman beast kingdom. He points to the Satan-empowered pagan Roman Emperors of Revelation 12; the sea beast phase of the (antichrist) beast Popes reigning in power for 1,260 years from 538-1798 AD; and the false prophet Jesuit Superior General who rose to power out of the land (earth, ge in the Greek) of the beast, the Vatican.
It is the Jesuit Superior General who was given authority in the 16th century, who lived in the land (earth) of the Vatican. It is the General who caused the first four bowl judgments to be poured out on countries which had banned the Jesuits. It is the General who used Napoleon to remove the Pope from power as part of the fifth bowl. The black pope has controlled the Vatican ever since, and he exercises his authority in front of the white pope.
Horns point to leaders. The earth beast phase of the Roman beast kingdom has two horns, the black pope and the white pope, the false prophet Jesuit Superior General and the antichrist beast Pope; who pretend to serve Messiah (lamb-like), but really serve Satan (the dragon). Read Revelation 13 – The Roman Earth Beast Phase
AoC Network asks, does the Bible gives us any clues regarding his identity?
This quote from Cotton Mather really hits home during these end-times when the enemy’s false, futuristic deceptions mislead most believers. He was a New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and pamphleteer; and one of the most important intellectual figures in English-speaking colonial America in the early 18th century.
I cite this quote in my The Saints Witness Against The Antichrist Beast Popes video.
Is AoC network they really ignorant of such things? Or are they wolves in disguise, who give you some truth but ultimately deceive you?
I pray that AoC Network finds the truth about prophecy fulfillment, for they are declaring things which they will regret when they stand before Messiah.
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