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In Part VII of While You Were Sleeping, we again noted how the Twin Timelines phenomenon has continued throughout the three ages of BC, AD, and the present Era Of Antichrist (routinely called CE for the Common Era). An important truth that is worth repeating is how the third age – the present timeline when the Spirit of Antichrist has been released – will manifest Sequential Recapitulations of the first two ages (BC and AD), but it must somehow reverse the roles.
Thus, the emergence of the Spirit of Antichrist duplicates aspects of the Life and mission of Jesus Christ; however, it is as though the precise opposite seen in “that wicked” (II Thessalonians 2:8) Spirit, performs the inverse of the remarkable ministry of Christ. Of course, it also reverses the source of the power, and the earthly “shadow” of the many aspects of the Life that Jesus delivered.
“In him was Life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4).
Conversely, the Antichrist Spirit is primarily characterized by Death:
“Behold a Pale Horse: and his name that sat on him was Death” (Revelation 6:8).
JESUS CHRIST “confirms” (Daniel 9:27) and “doubles” the BC era fact that the LORD’s covenant is with Israel, and it is a covenant that brings Life.
“I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah” (Hebrews 8:8).
The AD Era features a new arrangement that is a work of the Spirit of God, and it brings Life.
“I will put my spirit within you…and ye shall Live” (Ezekiel 36:27; 27:14).
In the opposite polarity, we see the Spirit of Antichrist makes a covenant of Death with Jerusalem:
“Ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem…ye have said, We have made a covenant with Death” (Isaiah 28:14, 15).
Jesus requires those who come to Him for Life, do it willingly, through the agency of faith:
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
On the other side, the Devil adds to your burden, and does his nefarious work without your permission, through deceit and strife.
“Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward” (Isaiah 1:4).
Although these characteristics show the opposite of the Spiritual polarities, the “doubling” of events in the Antichrist Era can be recapitulated from the patterns seen in the first two ages, to the degree that they can be discerned as doubles; yet they must be discernable as a Satanic duplicate. For instance, the centerpiece of all history is the resurrection of the LORD, after His unjust trial and execution, when JESUS CHRIST was raised from the dead.
The historic pattern indicates the myth of an individual Antichrist who is raised from the dead, as an exact counterfeit version of Christ, is inconsistent with previous examples of doubling. However, in the prophetic texts we do see the “Beast” Spirit experiences something referred to as the Deadly Wound.
“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast” (Revelation 13:3).
A couple of observations concerning recognition of the way opposite polarities are manifested are in order. When Christ is raised from the dead, it is the very same Jesus who was crucified, and buried in the tomb. However, we are not going to see an Antichrist individual, either priestly or political, who in the course of his career is killed, then raised from the dead -- and certainly not after 3 days in a tomb. Instead, we now see the “Deadly Wound” is loosely patterned after the “wounding” Jesus received:
“He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities” (Isaiah 53:5).
Obviously, Christ’s treatment at the hands of Israel and the Romans was far worse than “wounded” – He was brutally murdered, and this illustrates the point. The relevant verses in Revelation address “one of the heads” of the beast that receives a “Deadly Wound,” so although the verse refers to violence, and a “healing,” we should not expect an exact opposite of the crucifixion of Christ because it’s obviously a metaphoric sequence of events.
Further, we must factor in other aspects of prophecy that many have overlooked with a more shallow read of the predictions. In this regard, it’s crucial that we recognize God Himself ordains both sequences to occur, not Satan.
It is clear the destruction of unrepentant Israel in 70 AD, and the “healing” of the “Deadly Wound” which occurred in 1948 at the establishment of the modern political state of Israel, is the fulfillment of the stunning passage in Revelation.
“His deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the Beast” (Revelation 13:3).
Although Jesus Christ Himself – upon whose Death and Resurrection the pattern is based – was personally raised from the dead, we conclude the Jewish people who died in the siege at Jerusalem in 70 AD do not see a “healing” of the “Deadly Wound” they received. The many physical Jews who died then are not “healed.” The prophetic pattern is broader than a straightforward repetition.
This suggests that the Sequential Recapitulation of events from the Old Testament period, BC – which are doubled in the AD period -- are likely easier to recognize as Prophetic Parallels than events from the AD period, which are reversed in the Era of Antichrist.
This is because part of the Lord’s purpose in allowing evil to run its course is to demonstrate to all creation the folly of following Satan’s program of hijacking the destiny of mankind. That is what is seen in how the “resurrection” of the beast occurs. Furthermore, Scripture establishes that the Lord chastises those He loves, so His leading of the “children of disobedience” (Colossians 3:6) into the “Strong Delusion” (II Thessalonians 2:10) that is the culmination of Israel’s malfeasance is to demonstrate the results of turning away from the creator.
“Despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth” (Hebrews 12:5, 6).
Another interesting example of doubling from the AD period to the CE age (the time of Antichrist, which roughly coincides with the Nuclear Age) is that of the Roman guards who were appointed to guard the tomb of Jesus. After the crucifixion of Christ, the priests had gone to Pontius Pilate, reasoning that if they were in the position of the Disciples, they would mount a deception, steal His body, and claim He was risen from the dead:
“Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say to the people, He is risen from the dead” (Matthew 27:63:64).
Their plans were thwarted when Christ actually did rise from the dead, and when the guards told them what happened, they sought a cover story.
“They gave large money to the solders, saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. And if this come to the governor’s ear, we will persuade him, and secure you” (Matthew 28:12-14).
In our time, which is the Era of Antichrist, this event was recently doubled in a strange, twisted way. The evil Jewish millionaire Jeffrey Epstein, was in prison facing massive legal consequences for his criminal behavior involving sex with minor girls, and anyone who followed the case expected him to expose his famous clientele, in exchange for relief from prosecution.
The public also suspected he would be murdered by his rich and powerful “friends.” In spite of the fact that he was constantly watched, it was represented that he had committed suicide – a cover story that almost no one believes. The guards who were supposedly 5 yards away from his cell, doubled the plan of the ancient Roman guards, and claimed they had fallen asleep.
In the months that followed, after the guards were indicted by a grand jury and facing severe legal consequences, the authorities doubled the next step of the sequence, and the hidden hand arranged it so all charges were inexplicably dropped against the guards.
Compare the two sets of circumstances: In the ancient timeline, the arrangement was made to cover up the Life that entered into Christ. In the modern timeline, the arrangement was made to cover up the Death of Epstein.
In the ancient timeline, the innocent man was convicted of the charges. In the contemporary setting, an obviously guilty man was never convicted.
In the ancient timeline, the truth about the Resurrection was openly displayed. In the modern, the truth about the Death of Epstein was concealed.
In the ancient timeline, the tomb was opened as the great stone that covered it was rolled away. In the modern cycle, the prison was closed shortly after the Death of the prisoner.
There are many other rather striking Prophetic Parallels that are reversed, but further examinations of the incredible Role Reversals that are still occurring will further comments will have to wait for our next installment of While You Were Sleeping.
-- James Lloyd
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