Monday, January 6, 2014

Where Will The Antichrist Come From?

Where Will The Antichrist Come From?

a photo of the book The Antichrist of Revelation:666 Sample Chapter 3 The Antichrist Rises from the Tribe of Dan

This is a sample Chapter from The Antichrist of Revelation:666
Chapter 3


The Antichrist Rises From the Tribe of Dan


Many wonder where the Antichrist will come from. What country will he be born in?  They speculate on his nationality.  Some ask will he will be Greek? Roman? Recent scholars are teaching that he will rise from an Islamic nation.

The Bible is very clear that the Antichrist will be Jewish and will have Jewish ancestry because he will come from the tribe of Dan. He might not look obviously Jewish and if his father is a Gentile, he might appear to be of another nationality.

In traditional Judaism, Jewish lineage comes from the mother not the father. They base this on several passages in the Torah such as Lev.24:10, which speaks of an Israelite woman and her Egyptian husband who “went out among the children of Israel” and their son was judged for his sin against the God of Israel. In Ezra 10:2-3 the men returning to Israel vowed to put away their Jewish wives and the children born to them. These children were not considered among the children of Israel being born of pagan women, although their fathers were Jewish.  So if the Antichrist has a Jewish mother but a Gentile father, he is Jewish.

The Antichrist will most likely come from a European country: western, central or east European. He will be Jewish and will either have a Jewish name, or a Gentile name if his father is a non-Jew.

Rachel’s Sin of Idolatry

We know the Antichrist comes from the tribe of Dan, but Why Dan? To understand why we must look at Dan’s origin. Rachel, the wife of Jacob was both beautiful and like most Biblical patriarchs had her area of sin. Rachel could not have any children and became jealous of her sister Leah, who bore Jacob 4 sons while she sat without children. She became angry at Jacob and blamed him for her childless state. In Rachel’s jealousy, she grabbed her maid Bilhah, and gave her to Jacob as a surrogate to have children for her, and Bilhah bore Dan. Jealous rivalry continued between Rachel and Leah. Rachel’s maid bore a second son to her: Naphtali.

When Jacob left the home of his father in law, Rachel stole his idols and lied to her father as he searched for them so that he would not find them. She also kept this secret from her husband Jacob, who did not know that she had robbed the idols from her dad. Rachel’s attachment to the idols was so great that she stole them and lied to protect them. Rachel’s sin was idolatry.

No doubt she was thrilled over the birth of Dan from her maid and doted over him, and he followed in her in the area of her idolatry.

Micah’s Idol

Judges Chapters 17 and 18 tells the story of Micah an idolater who lived in the mountains of Ephraim and who employed a renegade, idolatrous priest. The Tribe of Dan failed to conquer the portion of the land of Israel that was given to them as their original inheritance Dan and 600 of his men went searching the land for an area to settle in and came upon Micah’s house.. They forcibly took his idols and his priest to serve them. They then went into Laish whose people lived quietly and peacefully and took the land by murdering its inhabitants. They renamed it Dan and setup  Micah’s god and employed idolatrous priests to serve them until their captivity.

Dan murdered peaceful people and set up idolatry in defiance of Israel’s God. In Scripture, currency is synonymous with idolatry. The image of Micah was constructed from money that the mother of a boy saved to make it into an idol, which ended up in Micah’s home. In my book The Empire: Bible Prophecy and the European Union, I write about the Mark of the Beast and point out other Biblical examples of currency turned into idols, these are all forerunners of the image and number of the Beast including Micah’s idol.

Dan a Center for Idolatry

King Jeroboam, Israel’s northern kingdom’s first king who the Bible mentions repeatedly as “the man who caused Israel to sin” placed two golden calves, which he set up for idolatrous worship. He placed one in Bethel and the other in Dan which both lay on the extreme southern and northern part of the kingdom. (I Kings 29-30) Bethel afterwards became a center for Idolatry. Dan already existed as one, which is why Jeroboam placed a calf there. In Amos, which foretells Israel’s captivity, in Amos God’s references the idolatry of Dan for its allegiance to its false gods and declares judgment on idolaters.  Amos 8:14 declares.

     Those who swear by the sin of Samaria, Who say, As your god lives O Dan! And As the say of Beersheba lives! They shall fall and never rise again.

"The sin of Samaria" refers to a name, Ashima, a Canaanite mother-goddess. The way of Beersheba also relates to idolatry and the reference to “as your god lives O Dan” which confirms Dan’s idolatrous god that they placed before the Lord God of Israel.

Bible well establishes the idolatry of the tribe of Dan. This is one reason it is not mentioned among the 12 tribes in Revelation chapter 7 and is the lineage of the Antichrist. The Antichrist sets himself up as a god in the Jewish Temple and his beast as an idol, which he causes the False Prophet to worship and commits the ultimate idolatry and abomination.

Dan a Judge and Serpent

There is another reason Dan is not among the twelve tribes of Israel. Genesis 49:16 tells us that Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. The word used for judge means to act as a judge, minister judgment, requite, vindicate, govern, contend, strive, to be at strife, quarrel. Dan will judge his people meaning that the Antichrist will be from the tribe of Dan and will cause them the greatest hardship by acting as a judge for his people and be used in their recompense.

Genesis 49: 17 continues “Dan shall be a serpent by the way and adder in the path that bites the horse's heels so that its rider shall fall backward.” When we think of the serpent, we think of the Devil who tempted Eve.  Dan is a type of Devil whose idolatrous ways will influence the rest of the tribes in having them fall backwards into idolatry and its lies vs. their allegiance to the God of Israel. This is Satan’s work in Israel and through the ages among the Gentiles.

Jeremiah 8:16 which prophesies about the last days' states:

The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan. The whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of hits strong ones: For they have come and devoured the land and all that is in it. The city and those who dwell in it.

In the same context 17 continues “For behold I will send serpents among you, Vipers, which cannot be charmed. And they shall bite you, says the Lord. This verse elaborates on the prediction that Dan will judge his people.  His being a serpent, by the way, and is talking about the Antichrist’s siege of Israel during the Tribulation. These vipers cannot be charmed because they have one intent in mind, and that is to destroy the Jews.  “The whole land trembles at the neighing of his strong ones” refers to the Antichrist’s army. In the previous, chapter I spoke about the many Biblical contrasts of Jesus and the Antichrist. Jesus rises from the Tribe of Judah and the Antichrist from the Tribe of Dan.

Both Tribes as Lion

Both Jesus and the Antichrist are symbolized by lions, with Jesus being the pride lion and the Antichrist the scavenger Lion. Both Jesus and Dan are referred to as a Lion’s whelp in Scripture and this parallel is also found in Genesis 49:9 (Judah) and Deuteronomy 33:22. (Dan) Moses stated of Dan in the verse, “Dan is lion’s whelp; He shall leap from Bashan.” Likewise Jacob in Genesis 49:9, “Judah is a lion’s whelp.” In an earlier chapter I discussed the Antichrist depicted as having the mouth of a lion.

In conclusion both Jesus and the Antichrist are Jews and while the Messiah comes from the tribe of Judah, the False Messiah arrives from the tribe of Dan Jesus said that He came in his father’s name and was not received but one coming in his own name will be received (John 5: 43). Jesus was speaking to the Jews here and referring to Himself and the Antichrist who like Jesus will rise from Jewish lineage  The Bible is very clear about the Antichrist’s origins.

Finally, another verse that sites the Antichrist’s origins is found in Daniel 11:37, describing the Antichrist it states, “He shall neither regard the God of his fathers. The fathers refer to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who are the fathers of the nation of Israel and believed in God. ”Thus the Antichrist will be Jewish, and he will   trace to the tribe of Dan.

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