by Hope Wingo
Any cautious, self-preserving student of Bible prophecy would choose to remain silent on certain topics for fear of being called a sensationalist. I’m not one of those. I have nothing to lose, and fully convinced that we’re rapidly approaching the fulfillment of all Bible prophecies, I feel an urgency to write this for the benefit of those who will be left behind after the Rapture of the Church.
So, call me a sensationalist. Here goes…
There are two men that I would like to draw attention to in this article. Both gained overnight worldwide fame as they were dramatically catapulted into their respective positions.
I remember being taught in an Assembly of God church in the ’70s that as long as we were still on earth, Christians would not know the identity of the Antichrist because “he would not be revealed until after the Rapture”. Although it made sense at the time, I’ve recently taken a hard look at that reasoning.
Did 2 Thessalonians 2: 7 “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way” mean that Christians are not to know the Antichrist’s identity at all before they are taken away? Or did it simply mean that God would not allow the Antichrist to begin his reign until after He had safely removed his people from the scene?
My study, as well as witnessing end time events unfold before our eyes, has led me to a change of opinion; the conclusion being that nothing foretold in Bible prophecy is hidden. Its fulfillment is not only open and public, but it often demands our full attention.
Hebrews 11 records a list of saints who received promises of things to come, but died while waiting for them to be fulfilled. Having the promise did not mean that they had to physically witness the final result. In light of that, I no longer give credibility to the teaching that the Antichrist’s identity must somehow be hidden from us. Would God instruct us to watch, give us an understanding of prophecy, then withhold the obvious from us? I think not.
Bible prophecy tells us that the Antichrist will be associated with the number 666 and that he will confirm a peace agreement with Israel. It also tells us that he will come from the sea (of common people, not royalty) and will appear on the scene in the same generation that saw the “fig tree” come back to life.
Israel is the fig tree that came back to life in 1948 and will soon celebrate its 70th birthday. A seventy year period is one of the more common biblical time spans given to a generation. (I believe this to mean that many who saw Israel become a nation in 1948 will still be living to witness the literal, physical return of Jesus to the earth.) Although the number 70 is used throughout the Bible, we know that it is used as a more general time frame when associated with a generation, not an absolute cut-off period, since many live to be 100 years or more.
We are told that the Antichrist will have no regard for the God of his fathers, which most have interpreted to mean that he will be Jewish, but will have no regard for the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob.
There is a man named Jared Kushner. He is a Jew. He is a businessman.
The way that this man entered the political scene through Donald Trump’s against all odds presidential win was absolutely mind-boggling to the entire world. Not only did the 2016 election results seem to be out of human control, but the elevation of Kushner as a result of Trump’s victory was beyond comprehension. Kushner, seemingly plucked up from the “sea” out of nowhere, was immediately handed the assignment of negotiating the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
“For someone with no prior government experience, Jared Kushner has accumulated a dizzying array of portfolios in the administration of his father-in-law President Donald Trump. The 36-year-old, whose previous main work experience was running his father’s real-estate firm, is a senior adviser to the commander-in-chief. Despite having no diplomatic credentials, he has been tasked with no less a challenge than resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” (BBC.com, Jared Kushner: The son-in-law with Donald Trump’s ear, April 13,2017)
There is a building in Manhattan. 666 Fifth Avenue. Jared Kushner owns it.
“666 Fifth Avenue is a 41-story office building on Fifth Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. In January 2007, Tishman Speyer, along with the German investment firm TMW, announced the sale of the building to the Kushner Properties for $1.8 billion (about $2.2 billion real value), at the time the highest price ever paid for an individual building in Manhattan. This was an unconventional price for such a short building; at 483 ft (147 m), 666 Fifth is not among the top 100 tallest buildings in New York City, but its price was mainly because of its location on Fifth Avenue across from Rockefeller Center.” (Wikipedia, 666 Fifth Avenue)
Another significant man who the Bible foretold would appear on the scene at the same time (as the Antichrist) is known as the False Prophet. He will unite all of the world’s religions to worship the Antichrist. The Bible refers to his apostasy as spiritual whoredom.
There is a man named Jorge Mario Bergoglio. We call him Pope Francis.
The way that Pope Francis was thrown into his new position shocked the entire religious world even more than Kushner’s whirl into politics, when he was chosen to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, the first Pope in 719 years to voluntarily quit his job.
“On 11 February 2013, Benedict announced his resignation in a speech in Latin before the cardinals, citing a “lack of strength of mind and body” due to his advanced age. His resignation became effective on 28 February 2013. He is the first pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so on his own initiative since Pope Celestine V in 1294.” (Wikipedia, Pope Benedict XVI)
Since that time, Pope Francis has worked tirelessly at calling all Christian denominations back to the Mother Church, as he urges them to end the Reformation as though it had all been a big mistake. Sadly, many of the evangelical and emergent denominations are joining him in his efforts as we witness the great end time apostasy and “falling away”.
We find the warning in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 which reads: “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”.
Pope Francis promotes the Virgin Mary as a Co-Redeemer and heralds contemplative spirituality and Marion apparitions as being Godly manifestations. He accepts Muslims, Hindus, and every other religion as though they were one big, happy family. In addition, we’ve witnessed his social agenda as he promotes global warming, borderless countries, immigration, and politics; all the while proclaiming that “everyone goes to heaven, even atheists”.
If this article seems like sensationalism to you, I ask that you consider one final thought…
If these two men are not the prophesied Antichrist and False Prophet, at what point are they both scrapped? Will another rise to be associated with the number 666 and appointed to negotiate peace talks? Will another rise to unite all religions and preach false doctrine to the masses? If so, can it all be redone within the time frame of the 70-year-old fig tree?
On May 24, Jared Kushner met Pope Francis face to face in Rome. At that time, the world witnessed the handshake of the two men that, I truly believe, are the beast and false prophet of Revelation 19:20 who will be thrown alive into the lake of fire when Jesus returns to earth.
One of them is not a young man.
We are THAT close.
(Post edited and photo added on May 24, 2017)