The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Antichrist, The False Prophet, and the Image, continued

He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.'  In the middle of the ‘seven'  he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.(Daniel 9:27—NIV)

"He will put an end to sacrifice and offering." God will permit Antichrist to remove the ability of people to be saved and to receive the Holy Spirit.

I think Antichrist will sit between the wings of the cherubim in the restored Temple, on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The abomination that causes desolation, of which Jesus, spoke, will trigger the Great Tribulation. It will be set up on a wing of the Temple. It may be some kind of statue or statuary that will announce the presence of "God" within the Temple.

But there will be a remnant hidden away. This remnant will keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. There always will be salvation and deliverance in the remnant, even during the darkest night of the rule of self-willed people.

Let me tell you what God is going to do. He is going to move His Throne from Heaven into the hearts of the remnant. In other passages we learn that Jerusalem will be the Throne of God, and also that the Throne of God and of the Lamb will be resident in the new Jerusalem, the Wife of the Lamb.

But this transfer of location of the center of God's governing, judging authority and power will begin with the personalities of the remnant on earth during the darkest spiritual and moral hour of world history.

Can you see that if man is destined to become the Throne of God how utterly important it is we be delivered from self-rule?

Because the Throne of God will be in them the remnant will be invulnerable to the evil of Antichrist and the False Prophet. On all the glory will be a defense. Christ and His nobles will be as the shadow of a great Rock in a weary land, when the breath of the ruthless is as a storm against the wall.

See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. (Isaiah 32:1,2—NIV)

The remnant will be tested and perfected until they are ready to be changed into immortality and rise to meet the Lord in the air, there to take their places on the thrones that govern the world, the thrones recently vacated as Michael and his angels drove Satan and his followers from the heavens.

God will roar out of Zion in those days. He will go forth in His godly remnant as a Man of war. God will cry out as a woman in travail. He will gasp and pant until all wickedness, all sin and rebellion, are driven from His creation.

This is what will take place in the future, for which our children must be prepared.

To be continued.