This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by AoC Network, called ‘What Happens Before The Mark is Enforced (Antichrist vs. The Two Witnesses).‘
Video description: When will the Mark of The Beast be enforced? What does the Bible say takes place right before The Antichrist rises to power? Can one take the mark of the beast by accident? These concerns and much more are explored as we examine what scripture says takes place leading up to the Rise of The Antichrist, False Prophet, and The Mark. The Two witnesses are also explored further in this mini episode!
AoC Network asks ‘Is it possible to take the mark of the beast by accident?’
The irony of that statement is that the AoC Network is not telling people that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the antichrist beast. This means that it’s possible for them to take the mark of the beast, because of their ignorance.
Today, 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.
Catholics do it out of ignorance of the Scriptures, otherwise they would see that what the Popes teach is contrary to God and Messiah.
AoC Network points to a futuristic fulfillment of the man of sin, the son of perdition of 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 points to a futuristic fulfillment of the 42 months of Revelation 13:5
They say that a one man antichrist will make blasphemies and make war with saints.
The antichrist beast Popes of Rome have already proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins and to provide salvation. They cause people to call them ‘Holy Father’ effectively taking God’s place.
The antichrist beast Popes of Rome have already caused tens of millions of saints to be killed during the Dark Ages and Inquisition, during their 1260-year reign of power from 538-1798 AD.
Read Revelation 13 – The Roman Sea Beast Phase
AoC Network ties in the two witnesses of Revelation 11 to the Revelation 13 beast who makes war with the saints.
Messiah proclaimed that the Scriptures ‘testify’ about Him and that His Saints are His ‘witnesses.’ The two church eras of Thyatira and Sardis, the two lampstands, existed during the 1,260 year reign of the Popes. The Scriptures feed oil to the Saints to give them light. This is why the Popes sought to wipe them out. Read Revelation 11 – The Two Witnesses
AoC Network makes the mark of the beast only seem to be about buying and selling.
Expositors apply all of the references about the mark to one time, when people can’t buy and sell, but that’s not what Messiah is describing. Six passages in Revelation (13:16-17, 14:9-11, 15:2, 16:2, 19:20, 20:4) mention the mark of the beast, but only one links it to whether people can buy and sell.
Read The Fulfillments Of The Mark Of The Beast
AoC Network says that two witnesses with testify during the first 3 1/2 years of future 7-year period.
The false concept of a 7-year tribulation period is based on the 70-weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy. The prophecy foretold when Messiah would appear to carry out His ministry, and when (in the middle of the 70th week) He would confirm the (everlasting) covenant (that was mentioned in Daniel 9:4) with His blood as the Passover Lamb, to atone for our sins. It’s not about the end times or the antichrist.
Read The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded
AoC Network says that since we don’t see the two witnesses, then the antichrist is not here to enforce the mark.
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.
Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast Study
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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