Return of the Antichrist and the New World Order
When Jesus was asked what would be the signs of His coming at of the end of this age, He said, “As it was in the days of Noah… so shall it be”. The main event that occurred in the days of Noah is recorded in Genesis 6:4: “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days and also after that…they were the heroes of old, men of renown.”
Nephilim in Hebrew means ‘the fallen ones’. These were evil fallen angels who appeared on the earth in those days and caused the violence, bloodshed and chaos which resulted in a world-wide Flood. “As it was… so shall it be.” After the Apocalypse begins, these same fallen angels, plus Satan and all the rest of those that rebelled with him, will once again manifest on earth in plain sight. They will be led by a man most call The Antichrist. But in Revelation he is not given this name. John refers to him as The Beast from the Abyss.
This book is an in-depth study of the Beast’s past, present and future which debunks most of the common and accepted assumptions of the Antichrist and instead presents a scripturally based study of he who is to come; The Beast who ascends out of the Abyss having seven heads and ten horns.
WARNING This book is not fiction and may change your life forever.
Michael Blaski Patrick, I have read your book no less than 4 times all the way through. The first two times w/o putting it down. It has opened up to me a new way of looking at the end times scenario (now). I have found it fascinating. I would recommend this book to anyone who is even a little open minded on the subject. I believe it has a lot of truth in it for the church. I appreciate all of the research you put into the book. I am still trying to piece all of this together with the Revelation sequence of events but I'm sure the HS will lead. M. Greenbury, Seattle, USA I actually purchased the audio version of "Return of the Antichrist and the New World Order" narrated by Patrick Heron. Patrick did a wonderful job of narrating his book and I personally loved his Irish brogue. This is a great book and a very intriguing read (or listen as the case may be). The book does a great job of connecting prophetic dots from Genesis through Revelation and then providing a perspective of end time events that I don't believe any other author has yet provided (at least none that I'm familiar with). Inasmuch as it seems as if one Biblical prophecy or another is being fulfilled almost daily these days, I cannot recommend this book enough to readers who want additional insight into end time events. Jay Mark, USA I just finished another intriguing and most interesting book entitled Return of the Antichrist and the New World Order by Patrick Heron. I read one of his other works The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse which was too good to put down. So, when I heard he had a new book coming out I had to get it. This latest work is full of descriptions of the antichrist and his entourage. He delves into the endtime scenario with new ideas about who the antichrist is and who his closest allies will be, (namely the false prophet and such). The arguments made by the author are convincing. He asks us to look at the book of Revelation anew and points out obvious descriptions therein about who this man of perdition will be. Not only does he focus on the book of Revelation as a source of his point of view but he also takes us through many other scriptures in context to examine some obvious truths. I have to say, that I'm convinced by Holy Scripture that the antichrsit will be, indeed Apollyon. That's all I'm going to say about the antichrist. Read the book for more. It's worth knowing these things in view of our changing and declining world. It's doing so for a reason. This age will end one day and the new rule of Yahshua will be here. The antichrist is just one minor detail to that end. There is so much more in store for those that love Yahweh and are in Yahshua (Jesus Christ).
RETURN OF THE ANTICHRIST - Chapter 1
Will the Real Antichrist Please Stand Up?
With the nearness of the advent of the coming Apocalypse, many prophecy scholars and Bible teachers have been keeping an eagle eye out to see if they can spot a likely contender who may just be the dreaded Antichrist.
Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot are names which have been bandied about in recent history as likely fitting his description. Various Caesars and especially Nero seemed to fit the bill in bygone days along with a few of the Popes. Some say an individual called Lord Maitreya is the unholy being. And these days many are fearful that the present incumbent in the White House, because of his good looks, oratorical skills and mass appeal, is indeed the Antichrist in the flesh.
But what of this Antichrist and how can we be sure that we know exactly who he is when he eventually shows up? Are we given signs as to what to look for in this man and what are the attributes specified to him in scripture that can inform us, without a doubt, that this is indeed the person that is to terrorize the world?
This book will provide all the information available regarding this individual so that a clear picture will emerge and provide us with a full description of him. By doing this, nobody will be left in any doubt as to the attributes of the Antichrist and when he finally arrives on the scene, those armed with this information will know exactly who he is. I will attempt to accomplish this task by researching our primary source for truth, the Bible. Before I begin to delve into this important topic, I need to set the ground rules.
That is, I firmly believe that we should allow the Word to speak for itself. I believe that most of the Bible is plain and simple and easy to understand and can be taken literally for the most part. Even parables have a literal interpretation. And where figures of speech are used, we can identify them and seek their literal meaning. Rather than look to events in the secular world of current affairs and draw conclusions from them, we shall go to the fountain of truth, the Word of God, and gather information about the Antichrist from that hallowed source.
One does not need to be a learned person to understand the Bible. In fact, Jesus told us to beware of the Doctors of the Law and Scribes and other well educated religious people who always like to point out how erudite they are in this field and how many Degrees and Doctorates of Theology they possess. A cursory reading of the Gospels will show that the people who constantly challenged the Messiah and tried to trip him up, who organised his betrayal and kangaroo court, who ordered his torture and eventual murder, were the religious leaders, the politicians and the Theological elites.
What was Peter's occupation? He was a fisherman. And Mark? He took care of sheep. And the rest of the apostles? They were 'ignorant and unlearned' according to the chief priests and Theologians of the day. Basically they were a collection of working class peasants most of whom had little schooling. But I bet they were smart people. Peter was a top fisherman and you wouldn't pull the wool over his eyes too easily. Mark was a great shepherd and probably made a decent living from sheep farming. These men were experts in their own fields. They were street wise and intelligent. Perhaps they were not well versed in Theological matters and were lacking in education as regards to the law. But as that great American satirist Will Rogers said, 'Everybody is ignorant. Just in different subjects'.
So if you are a person who has spent years in Theology studies and have the letters after your name to prove it, then you might be at a disadvantage when it comes to ferreting out the truths of the Bible. Better we all become like children and allow that we might learn something afresh from Holy Writ. In fact, if we believe that the Bible is the inerrant truth of God, then none of us should be afraid to change our Theology on a subject if the plain truth is staring us in the face. Even if this means giving up believing in something which we held as truth for donkey's years.
Listen to what the Word says about itself in Hebrews 4:12 KJV
"For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
The truths of the Word are so sharp that it can divide between the bone and the marrow. Marrow begins as soft in the centre and then gets progressively harder until it forms the toughness of the bone proper. So this is a figure exemplifying how sharp the Word of God is insofar as it can divide between the bone and the marrow.
It can also divide between soul and spirit and is so sharp it can pierce even between an individual's thoughts and the intentions of the heart. In 2 Peter 1:20, we are informed that the Word of God interprets itself so that it is not left up to us humans to decide what it says or does not say.
"Knowing this first,that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation."
The Greek word for private here is idios and means 'one's own'. That is, no prophecy of the scripture is of one's own interpretation. Because if it is left up to us, we will invariably mess it up which causes confusion and dissension and then division. This has been the curse of the Christian church for centuries. But if we faithfully go back to the scripture and search diligently, we find that in most cases it will interpret itself, thus removing the guesswork and providing us with the truth we so desire. And you can see what English word derives from the Greek word, idios!
So the Word will interpret itself if we allow it. For no prophecy of the scriptures is of any private (one's own) interpretation. And it is very exact. The following is a prime example of just how sharp it is, taken from Luke 4:16-21 KJV:
"He (Jesus), went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up for to read.
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord."
And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them;
"Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears."
Now this is amazing insomuch as he had to unravel the scroll, for they didn't have books like we have today. They also didn't have chapters, paragraphs or numbered verses. Isaiah was one long continuous document. He unrolled the scroll and found the quote which he was looking for and began reading. But he stopped reading in the middle of the sentence. For if you go to Isaiah 61 verse 2, it says;
"To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, AND THE DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD."
Jesus stopped reading half way through the sentence and sat down and said, 'Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears'. The latter half of that sentence is still future. For the "Day of Vengeance" is speaking of the Day of the Lord which pertains to the coming Apocalypse and prophecies still unfulfilled. If he had read that next phrase, then he would have been wrongly dividing the Word of truth and your whole Bible would fall apart. But he didn't. He stopped half way through. There was only a comma separating the rightly divided truth of the Word, from error.
That's how sharp the Bible is. It is with this foundation in mind that we approach the task of trying to extract a description from scripture of the coming Antichrist and what his role will be on this earth. If we do not apply due reverence to the task of allowing the scripture to speak for itself, then we do God a disservice. If we allow our own prejudices and misconceptions to guide us, rather than strictly adhering to the revealed Word of truth, then we will fall short of the mark. For, we are admonished to be as workmen who study to show ourselves to be approved, rightly dividing the Word of truth. (2 Tim 2:15).
The Epistle of 2 Thessalonians 2 is where I would like to go to begin our quest, for it has some revealing facts to show us concerning whom Paul calls the 'man of sin'. The person who has come to be known as the Antichrist has several names, three of which are given in this passage. He is called the 'man of sin', the 'son of perdition' and 'that wicked', which in Greek means, 'the lawless one'. Where 'the Day of the Lord', which is the Apocalypse, is mentioned, it says;
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.
Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God..And then shall that wicked (the lawless one) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.
Even him whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders..And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie."
The man of sin is also called here, the son of perdition and the lawless one. This is speaking of the infamous person known as the Antichrist. But 'anti' in Greek does not have to mean 'against', It can also mean 'in the stead of'. It will become clear as we advance this study that the correct description pertaining to this individual is that when he comes, he will be coming 'in the stead of', Christ.
That is, when he shows up, he is going to convince a perplexed world that he is the true Messiah. More on this later. But for now, what can we learn from this passage in Thessalonians? Well the first thing we must glean and get clear in our mind is that we are told that this person is a man. But he is a man that possesses great powers. For it says in verse 9, (and this is the New International Version I am quoting here);
"The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders."
In the Book of Acts we are told that 'signs, miracles and wonders' followed those who believed in the resurrected Jesus Christ. So what will distinguish this man when he comes will be that he can perform signs, miracles and wonders, albeit they will be counterfeit. So the first hint we are given which will distinguish and identify this coming man is that he will be endued with great supernatural power and ability whereby he will be able to deceive the people of the world via signs, miracles and wonders.
So we can now eliminate Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Nero and any other historical figure, as none of these produced any signs, miracles and wonders. We can also omit Tony Blair, George Bush, Barack Obama and any recent leader of the European Union. Neither is there presently a wealthy Arab prince living in the Near East who is Oxford educated and speaks 9 languages, who may be the Antichrist in waiting. For, none of these have produced any supernatural signs, wonders and miracles whereby they have deceived the peoples of the world.
Having disqualified all the past and present political contenders as possible culprits to be the Antichrist, we continue to search the scriptures for other clues as to his unique personality so that he may be easily identified when he is eventually revealed in the very near future.
Note: Because this material is new to most people and because it is dealing with quite deep and serious spiritual matters, it is necessary to have some repetition of topics so that the information might be digested and understood more easily. Those Christians who are more advanced in the study of prophecy might beg this indulgence as those readers not so familiar may find the information a little harder to assimilate.
It is almost universally agreed by commentators that we are in what is called, the Last Days. Because of this, speculation is mounting as to who the Antichrist might be? Down through history, many have been portrayed as this evil leader who is to come and plunge the world into a bloody Apocalypse. From Caesar to Nero and the early Popes, and more recently Stalin and Hitler and even American Presidents, all have been labeled as he. Indeed, many evangelical Christians are convinced that the present leader of the United States is, without doubt, the dreaded Antichrist. However, all of these speculators and commentators have one thing in common. They are all wrong. For the name of the Antichrist, his present abode, and when he will emerge onto the world-stage, is all hidden in plain sight in the text of the Book of Revelation.
The word ‘antichrist’ appears only five times in the whole of scripture; in Johns’ epistles. The definite article ‘the’ accompanies it only twice. So the words ‘the Antichrist’ are only found twice in the entire Bible. He does have other names such as ‘son of perdition’ and ‘the lawless one’, but these are merely nominal. The reason there is so much confusion over his identity and activities is because most of the commentators and writers on this topic fail to go to the one source we can trust above all else for answers: Holy Writ. Therefore, can we know for certain whom the real Antichrist is, or is this information simply not available to us?
In the Book of Revelation, this man is never referred to as ‘the Antichrist’. In this book he is called by one name and one name only; ‘the Beast from the Abyss’. How many times is he described as the Beast from the Abyss in Revelation? No less than thirty three times. That is correct. Thirty three. In fact to give him his full title he is called, ‘the Beast who ascends from the Abyss having seven heads and ten horns’. How often have prophecy teachers and End Times writers called him by this title and explained its meaning? Practically none. But this is about to change.
This book is the first in-depth study of all aspects of the man that John the Revelator terms, the Beast from the Abyss. In this volume I will be documenting, from scripture:
What his name is
Where he comes from
Where he is at this moment
When he will appear
What the seven heads are
What the ten horns represent
His possible association with the USA in prophecy
His demise and final doom
As new born babes in Christ we are encouraged to take the milk of the Word, that we may grow thereby. This book is meat. Strong meat. You will be taken on an excursion behind the veil of the Apocalypse to glimpse secrets that have been hidden from scholars for centuries. It is because we are in the End Times, that these mysteries are now being revealed. This book is dedicated to the Most High God and His Son, Christ Jesus.
Soli Deo Gloria.
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