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Volume 10/Number 1 January/February 2000
WORLD EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
Behold, A Pale Horse
Century of Death
THIS ARTICLE IS REPEATED IN EACH ISSUE OF
ENDTIME FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR NEW READERS.
Many have stated that it is impossible to know whether or We are seeing this prophecy fulfilled before our eyes in a
not we are living in the last days before the second coming most astonishing way. Nearly every human being in the
of Jesus Christ. However, below you will find dramatic world now has been assigned a number. In America it is our
proof that this is the last times. All of the proofs below social security number. In the last few years we have seen
taken together defy coincidence. this number extended to small children. A child without a
social security number cannot be declared as a dependent on
an income tax return. We have seen the emergence of elec-
1. EUPHRATES RIVER TO BE DRIED UP: In tronic money, shopping with credit cards, and many people
Revelation 16:12, the Bible predicts that the Euphrates are urging the abolishment of cash. All of these things could
River will be dried up to prepare the way for the kings of not possibly have been fulfilled until this present time. Only
the east to invade Israel. This will happen at the time of the after the invention of the computer could such a worldwide
battle of Armageddon according to verse 16 of the same numbering system be administered.
chapter. The battle of Armageddon will be the final battle at
which time Jesus Christ will return and fight on the side of 4. THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW WORLD
the nation of Israel. Immediately thereafter He will estab- ORDER: Revelation 13:7 and Daniel 7:23 prophesy the
lish His kingdom and usher in His 1000-year reign of establishment of a world government. We recently have
peace. seen the term “new world order” being used
On January 13th, 1990, the by the leading political people of our
Indianapolis Star carried the head- world. Mikhail Gorbachev has
line “Turkey will cut off flow made the term famous, and
of Euphrates for 1 month.” Pope John Paul II has re-
The article stated that a ferred to it repeatedly.
huge reservoir had been Finally our former
built by Turkey. While President, George
filling up the reservoir, Bush, in the Chicago
the flow of the Tribune, September
Euphrates would be 12, 1990, said “Iraq is
stopped for one month the first test for the
and a concrete plug for a new world order.” He
diversion channel built. stated emphatically that
These things have now the Iraq War
been done. With this newly is Saddam Hussein against
built dam, Turkey has the abil- the world. The United
ity to stop the Euphrates River at Nations troops are continually re-
will. The conditions for fulfilling this ferred to as the multi-national forces.
1900 year old prophecy are now in place! The decision has been made to establish an in-
terdependent community of nations that will rule the world
2. CHINA GOES TO WAR: In Revelation 9:15- under United Nations authority. The Bible says that this
16, the Bible prophesies that an army of 200 million will lead us into a great world government. We can see this
soldiers will launch a war which will kill “the third part of happening right before our eyes.
men”. Never in the history of the world, until our present
generation, has there been a power on earth that could field COINCIDENCE OR DIVINE PROVIDENCE? The
200 million soldiers. However, the late ruler of China, Mao Euphrates River can be dried up, the necessary 200 million
Tsetung boasted in his diary that he could field an army of man army is available, a worldwide numbering system is
200 million. We see that this prophecy pertaining to the possible because of the computer, and now the new world
very last times could not ever have been fulfilled until now. order is appearing.
3. WORLDWIDE NUMBERING SYSTEM PRE- Is it coincidental that all of these major prophecies pertain-
DICTED: In Revelation chapter 13, the Bible prophesies ing to the last times are being fulfilled simultaneously?
that a world dictator will soon rule over a world govern-
ment. He will cause all people on the earth to receive a Hardly!
number without which they will be unable to buy or sell.
elcome to the new better or the worse. The emergence of
millennium! Does the World Community and the increas-
crossing the “2000” ing interdependence of nations holds a
rubicon really mean certain excitement and limitless poten-
anything? We have tial. The world has shrunk. We are all
looked forward to the dawning of this global citizens.
millennium with anticipation and with But what does all this mean—if any-
no small amount of intrepidation. But is thing at all? Where will this lead us?
anything out of the ordinary really hap- Should our hearts be frozen by fear, or
pening here? should we be energized by the incredible Irvin Baxter Jr., Endtime Editor
It is undeniable that we live in mo- possibilities that we sense are just ahead?
mentous times. The dawn of the age of How do we respond to this new age? ourselves as that “generation upon whom
the computer and the Internet guaran- It all depends on whether you intend the ends of the world have come.” We re-
tees that things will never again be quite to win or lose. If you see possible loss of alize that we are actually the people of
the same. World structures are undergo- possessions and even life resulting from whom the Prophet Daniel spoke, “…but
ing radical transformation. We all know prophetic fulfillments, which are obvi- the people that do know their God shall
that we have, in fact, entered a New ously just ahead, then a bunker mentality be strong, and do exploits. And they that
World Order—whether that be for the will be your natural response. If your first understand among the people shall in-
response to the emerging world govern- struct many.” (Daniel 11:32-33)
ment structures is how to protect your Suddenly the urgent question of what
home and family, then very tough times we should be doing at this unprece-
IRVIN BAXTER JR. are undoubtedly just ahead. dented juncture in human history
But if somehow we tap into the words becomes crystal clear. We should be
MARYBETH STIGLEMAN of Jesus… “Whosoever will save his life doing what our captain and leader Jesus
shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his Christ commanded us…Go, preach the
JANA ROBBINS life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same gospel of the kingdom. Work while it is
shall save it,” suddenly the dynamic day, for the night comes when no man
DAVE NORTHROP times just ahead become pregnant with can work.
limitless possibilities. We suddenly see New millennium—here we come! ❏
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Letters to Endtime
“A man’s heart” was given to the eagle Any teaching that non-believers will suffer massive financial
Hi. I listen to your broadcast all the time and have your losses before the Second Coming of Christ is probably not scrip-
Bible study. However, one conflict has arisen that I have been tural. The Bible tells us that men will be eating and drinking,
unable to address. Perhaps you could help me with it. marrying and giving in marriage until the day that the Lord
Daniel 7:4 of the King James Version of the Bible says, “The comes. It sounds like “business as usual” to me.
first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the
wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth
and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was Mystery Babylon is Rome
given to it.” I’ve heard it taught that New York City is possibly the new
Your position on this verse is that the lion is Great Britain Babylon? Could this be true, seeing that New York is a world
and that the eagle’s wings are the U.S.A. I agree. However, I trade city, and it is sometimes called Babylon?
believe the giving of a man’s heart to ‘Uncle Sam’ needs to be
re-thought. The man’s heart was given to the lion, not to the Thanks,
wings. “It,” the lion, was lifted up, not the wings. And a man’s The Marti’s
heart was given to “it,” not to them.
Reply: It is being taught widely by some that Mystery Babylon
Thank you, of Revelation 17 & 18 is America with New York City as the trade
M. Wright center. According to the Bible, this is not true.
Internet The woman named Mystery Babylon in Revelation 17 is identi-
fied with several unmistakable clues:
Reply: The unclear wording of this passage leaves the door open
for your question. The issue is—does “it” refer to the lion (Great Verse 18 tells us that the woman is a city.
Britain) or the eagle (the U.S.)? Verse 15 teaches that she is also an international system.
We know that the United States does use the symbol of Uncle Verse 9 explains that the woman (the city) sits on seven hills.
Sam (a man) as well as the symbol of the eagle. Also, the U.S. has Verse 4 says that the woman is arrayed in purple and red.
dealt with her enemies in a very humane way. The United States According to verse 6, the woman was to be a great persecutor of
has defeated them in war. Then, instead of plundering them, she has Christians.
helped them build their countries back up.
These are the reasons I believe that the “it” refers to the U.S. There is a very powerful force on this earth that fulfills every one
However, I certainly would not claim infallibility on this point. It of these prophecies to the letter.
is fortunate this particular question doesn’t have a great deal of Rome is a city. It is known as “the city of seven hills.”
impact on the overall meaning of this very important prophecy. Rome is the headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church, which
claims one billion members from all over the world.
There are two ruling bodies in the Catholic Church—the
Business as usual Cardinals who wear red, and the Bishops and Archbishops who
I have heard by a number of Bible teachers that, before the wear purple.
Second Coming of Christ and the 1,000-year reign of peace, History tells us that the Vatican and the papacy have been re-
there will be transference of wealth from the unbelievers to sponsible for the deaths of at least 50 million Christians over the last
the believers. The verse used is “The wealth of the wicked is 1,700 years.
stored up for the righteous.” (Proverbs 13:22) I do not see how The Vatican fulfills this prophecy so accurately it is astonish-
this fits into the endtime events. Please comment. ing! Rome is Mystery Babylon. It is not America, and it is not
New York City.
Campbellsburg, KY The “Two Harvests”
Jesus in Matthew 13 and John in Revelation 14 speak about
Reply: I don’t see the Bible specifically prophesying a massive the two harvests of people at the end of the tribulation. What
shift of wealth from non-Christians to Christians prior to the Second people will remain on the earth after the two harvests of peo-
Coming. However, I do believe that God will make financial re- ple?
sources available to those who are fulfilling the Great Commission.
If we are to preach the gospel of Christ into all the world, it will re- Ott
quire considerable financial resources. Houston, TX
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Reply: The clearest picture is given in Revelation 14. The first Another thing that happens under the seventh trumpet is the ar-
harvest is the rapture of the church. The second harvest refers to the rival of the time of God’s wrath (Revelation 11:18). Revelation
armies of the one-world government of the Antichrist being cast into 15:1 teaches us that the seven last plagues contain the wrath of
the winepress of God’s wrath at Armageddon. God.
Not every human being left on earth after the rapture will fight at From these things we can see that all seven vials will occur dur-
the Battle of Armageddon. Daniel 7:12 explains that the nations ing the seventh trumpet era.
(the beasts) on earth at the time of the Second Coming will have
their dominion (their power) taken away, but their lives will be pro-
longed for a season and a time. The utimate outcome of the Israeli-Syrian
The Bible is not explicitly clear concerning who will be allowed to negotiations
live on earth as mortals into the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ God bless you and your ministry. I listen to your radio pro-
and His church. We know that the Israelites, who were twenty gram, “Politics & Religion”, on WHRI. I have questions.
years of age and below, were not held responsible for the unbelief of
their parents when Israel refused to possess the Promise Land. They 1. What will be the outcome of the negotiations con-
were allowed to enter the Promise Land after their parents died in cerning the Golan Heights and Syria?
the wilderness. 2. Have the Jews started building their Third Temple yet?
The same may well hold true into the millennium. Whether 3. How would you recommend that I follow and learn
God will use the same age factor or not will be decided by God about prophetic events?
Himself. Please, help me get started.
May God richly bless you,
They will be poured out during the Seventh Trumpet J. Teshome
Let me begin by thanking you for your good work. Debre Tabor, Ethiopia
The first four bowls (vials) in Revelation 16:1-9 are the
same as the proclamations of the two witnesses in Revelation Reply: I am so happy you are able to listen to “Politics &
11:6—“These men have power to shut up the sky so that it Religion” in Ethiopia.
will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they 1.It was understood when the Israeli-Syrian negotiations
have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the began that any peace with Syria would entail the total return
earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.” of the Golan Heights. It appears that Israeli Prime Minister
Revelation 11:5 states, “If anyone tries to harm them, fire Barak has decided to pay that price.
comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is From the prophecies of the Bible, we know this will result
how anyone who wants to harm them must die.” in disaster. Scripture is clear that the armies of the World
The fifth and sixth bowls may also be proclamations of the Community will invade Israel at the time of Armageddon by
two witnesses. The seventh bowl is poured out, and the crossing the dried up Euphrates River. This path will then
church is raptured along with the two witnesses at the begin- lead through the Golan Heights and into Israel. So Israel is
ning of this bowl. Why do you not connect the two witnesses getting ready to assist her enemies’ future invasion.
and the bowls together? 2.Israel has begun preparations for the building of the Third
Thank you for your time, and have a nice day. Temple, but actual construction has not yet begun.
3.There are three things you should do to understand prophetic
G. Pacheco events: Go through our Understanding the Endtime
Dallas, TX prophecy course, subscribe to Endtime magazine, and lis-
ten to “Politics & Religion.”
Reply: You bring up a very interesting question. Does God ac-
tually unleash some of the vials through the ministry of the two
witnesses, or are the things that are done by these two prophets
merely similar to the vials?
We don’t believe it’s possible for the vials to be poured out during Endtime thanks you for your
the ministry of the two witnesses because we can prove that the vials letters. The letters we use in
are poured out during the sounding of the seventh trumpet. Since the
sounding of the seventh trumpet signals the end of the ministry of the Endtime do not necessarily reflect
two witnesses, it is obvious that the vials are poured out after their
ministries have concluded. the views of Endtime and/or its staff.
How do we know that the vials are poured out during the sound- Endtime reserves the right to edit
ing of the seventh trumpet?
One of the things that occurs when the seventh trumpet sounds is letters according to space and edito-
that the temple in heaven is opened (Revelation 11:19). This is im-
portant because Revelation 15:5-6 tells us that, when the temple in rial style.
heaven is opened, the seven angels having the seven plagues come
out. They then pour out their vials.
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His name that sat
on him was DEATH
by Irvin Baxter Jr.
David Hatcher/IPOL, Inc.
And I looked, and behold a pale
horse: and his name that sat on him
was Death, and Hell followed with him.
And power was given unto them over
the fourth part of the earth, to kill with
sword, and with hunger, and with
death, and with the beasts of the earth.
hat are the possibili-
ties that Death, the
pale horse rider of
Revelation 6, has
been loose upon the
earth during the 20th Century? Before
you totally reject this idea, take a mo-
ment to consider the following facts.
The bloodiest century These human skulls are a testimony to the fact that you and I have the dubious honor of living in
The 20th Century was the bloodiest the bloodiest century in the history of mankind.
century in the entire history of the
human race. Before the 20th Century, a
war had never claimed 1 million lives. of death.” But there is much, much more. purges. When we add to that the 8 mil-
Then came World War I with its 8 mil- The Economist magazine, September lion killed in World War I and the 52
lion deaths. Twenty short years later, 11, 1999, reports that the governments million in World War II, the level of in-
World War II resulted in 52 million fa- of the Soviet Union, China, Germany flicted deaths becomes absolutely
talities. These two wars alone qualify the and Japan combined have killed, during staggering!
20th Century to be labeled the “century this century, 170 million in political As distasteful as it is, we are obligated
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to also mention the unprecedented 325 AD. The Communist Manifesto was pale horse rider—Death. If we add this
slaughter of life in the 20th Century by written in 1848. We also know that two billion that are prophesied to die to
way of abortion. Between 1975 and the Capitalism has been a force for at least the 1.38 billion deaths we have already
year 2000, approximately 1.14 billion ba- 100 years now. documented, this would bring the toll of
bies have been killed by abortion. Since it can be shown that the first death over the last one hundred years to
Add to this total of death—victims of three seals were all loosed prior to 1900, an incredible 3.38 billion human beings.
earthquakes, famine, AIDS, cancer and then it makes perfect sense that the 4th Can anyone doubt that Death has been
many other death-dealing diseases. The seal, Death, would be unleashed upon riding through the earth during the 20th
total claimed by the pale horse rider be- the earth during the 20th Century. The Century?!
comes mind-boggling. With just those 1.38 billion deaths that have occurred
causes that we have been able to list during mankind’s bloodiest century ever After the pale horse rider—then-
here, we can calculate a total of at least certainly support this belief! what?
one-billion three-hundred eighty million The pale horse rider was loosed upon
inflicted deaths during the last one hun- the earth when the fourth seal was un-
When we realize that the total popula-
“Immediately leashed. A description of events under
the fifth seal is given in Revelation 6:9-
tion of the earth to begin the 20th after the Great 11,
Century was 1.6 billion, 1.38 billion vio- “And when he had opened the
lent deaths during the 20th Century Tribulation, the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the
become all the more astounding! souls of them that were slain for the
kingdoms of this word of God, and for the testimony
Is this idea scriptural?
If the fourth seal and its pale horse world will become which they held: And they cried
with a loud voice, saying, How long,
rider has been loose during the 20th
Century, then it is obvious that the first,
the kingdoms of O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not
judge and avenge our blood on them
second, and third seals must have been
loosed before this. Could this be true?
our Lord and of his that dwell on the earth? And white
robes were given unto every one of
The identity of the white horse rider, Christ...Even so, them; and it was said unto them,
the red horse and the black horse is ex- that they should rest yet for a little
plained in A Message for the President, come Lord Jesus!” season, until their fellowservants
chapter 3, and in Understanding the also and their brethren, that should
Endtime, Lesson 4. Let’s take a moment be killed as they were, should be ful-
to briefly review the identity of these Experiencing prophecy without filled.”
three horses and their riders. realizing it It is obvious that the events of the fifth
The white horse rider symbolizes Throughout the history of God’s deal- seal occur during the time of the Great
Roman Catholicism. White is the offi- ing with man, most human beings have Tribulation, since the fifth seal speaks of
cial color of the pope and the Vatican. been unaware of the prophetic times in the martyrdom of the saints. Notice that
The pope dresses in white, his helicopter which they lived. At the first coming of those souls under the altar are told to
is white, his popemobile is white and his Jesus, many incredible prophecies were wait just a little season until the persecu-
jet airplane is white. If he had a horse, it fulfilled to the letter. Yet most people tion of their fellowservants and their
would certainly be white as well. missed His First Coming. brethren was fulfilled.
The red horse rider is Communism. The same thing is occurring right now. From all of these things, we under-
Red is the official color of Communism We are experiencing far more prophetic stand that we are approaching the end of
or Socialism. That’s the reason that so- fulfillment than occurred at the first the fourth seal era and nearing the be-
cialist countries are known as Red coming of Jesus. Yet most people again ginning of the time of the Great
China, Red Russia, et cetera. When God are blissfully unaware of the prophetic Tribulation. Negotiations on the final
wanted to prophesy about Communism, times in which we presently live. status of Jerusalem and the return of areas
he used the symbol of the red horse. of Judea to Arab control indicate that
But what about the black horse? Most We are still in the pale horse era conditions are presently shaping up to
people are not aware of it, but black is Even though the bloodiest century of fulfill the prophecies concerning the
the official color of Capitalism and mankind is now over, that does not mean Great Tribulation period. The Great
Democracy. The balances in the hand of that the era of the pale horse rider, Tribulation will last for three and one-
the black horse rider symbolize trade, the Death, is over. We know that Revelation half years.
central message of Capitalism. 9:13-16 prophesies a war that will kill Immediately after the Great
Once we understand the identities of “one-third part of men.” If this literally Tribulation, the kingdoms of this world
the white horse, the red horse and the means what it says, two billion human will become the kingdoms of our Lord
black horse, it is easy to see that they beings will be wiped out in this coming and of his Christ, and He shall reign for-
have been loosed on earth for quite some war. It would appear that this catastrophe ever and ever. Even so, come Lord Jesus!
time. Catholicism dates, at least, back to will also be included under the era of the ❏
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Fulfilled or Yet To Come?
By Irvin Baxter Jr.
here are two major positions
when it comes to interpret-
ing the prophecies of the
Bible. One belief holds that
the prophecies of the Bible
largely pertain to the endtimes, and are
either being fulfilled now or are yet to
come. This position is known as the
The other position is called Preterist or
Historicist. Those holding this position
contend that the prophecies of the Bible
are largely, if not entirely, fulfilled and
The Futurist position has been the
view held by the majority of Christians
for at least the last century. However, the Some say the rapture will soon take place. What does the Bible say?
Historicist position seems to be reassert-
ing itself of late.
Our purpose today is not to cast reflec- 1. The prophecy of Daniel’s 70 Weeks Second Coming. (Woodward does be-
tion on those who may sincerely hold has already been fulfilled in its en- lieve in a Second Coming of Jesus.
either of these views. We do want to ex- tirety. Apparently, some Historicists do not.)
amine both positions in light of scripture 2. The Antichrist is not one particular 5. The events of Jesus’ prophecy in
to see which of these is biblical. man, but has been fulfilled by the pa- Matthew 24 have already been ful-
pacy of the Roman Catholic Church. filled and do not pertain to our times
Defining Historicism We should not be expecting an today.
One of the most well known of the his- Antichrist to appear in the future.
toricist writings is a book by Ralph 3. The prophesied ten-horn kingdom ex- The Futurist position
Woodrow entitled Great Prophecies of the isted at the time of the dissolution of 1. There is a gap between the 69th and
Bible. We will use his teachings to pre- the Roman Empire, and the papacy 70th week of Daniel’s 70 Weeks’
sent the Historicist position as fairly and rose up among these ten kings. prophecy. The first 69 weeks have
accurately as possible. 4. The Great Tribulation lasted 1,260 been fulfilled. The 70th week, a seven-
Major prophetic doctrines of years and is now past. There will not year period, is yet to come to pass.
Historicism are as follows: be a time of great tribulation at the 2. Though there have been many an-
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tichrists throughout the years, the tions are determined. Daniel 11:30-31 tells us in no uncertain
Bible prophesies one Antichrist who 27 And he shall confirm the terms that it is the Antichrist (the king
will rule a one-world government for covenant with many for one week: of the north) and his followers who take
three and one-half years immediately and in the midst of the week he shall away the daily sacrifice and place the
before the coming of Jesus Christ at cause the sacrifice and the oblation Abomination of Desolation.
Armageddon. to cease, and for the overspreading
3. The prophesied ten-horn kingdom is of abominations he shall make it 30 “For the ships of Chittim shall
yet to appear on earth, and the desolate, even until the consumma- come against him: therefore he shall
Antichrist will arise among these ten tion, and that determined shall be be grieved, and return, and have in-
kings. poured upon the desolate.” dignation against the holy
4. The Great Tribulation is yet future and covenant: so shall he do; he shall
will last for three and one-half years. Who is the “he” that will confirm even return, and have intelligence
(Some Futurists believe it will last for the covenant for seven years? with them that forsake the holy
seven years.) It will occur during the Historicists believe the Messiah is the covenant.
last half of Daniel’s 70th week, and will one who was prophesied to confirm the 31 And arms shall stand on his part,
be terminated when the Antichrist is covenant. Futurists teach that it will be and they shall pollute the sanctuary
destroyed by Jesus Christ at the “prince that shall come”—the of strength, and shall take away the
Armageddon. Antichrist. This question is very easy to daily sacrifice, and they shall place
5. Most of Jesus’ prophecies in Matthew answer. the abomination that maketh deso-
24 deal with events of the endtime and Notice that the same “he” that is to late.”
have yet to be fulfilled. confirm the covenant is also to take away
the daily sacrifice and place the This passage is obviously not referring
Abomination of Desolation (verse 27). to the Messiah. Would the Messiah ever
Step by step
Has the prophecy of Daniel’s 70
Weeks already been fulfilled in its
There are several aspects of the
Historicist interpretation of Daniel’s 70
Weeks prophecy that we want to exam-
ine. Let’s look at the prophecy found in
24 “Seventy weeks are determined
upon thy people and upon thy holy
city, to finish the transgression, and
to make an end of sins, and to make
reconciliation for iniquity, and to
bring in everlasting righteousness,
and to seal up the vision and
prophecy, and to anoint the most
25 Know therefore and understand,
that from the going forth of the
commandment to restore and to
build Jerusalem unto the Messiah
the Prince shall be seven weeks, and
threescore and two weeks: the street
shall be built again, and the wall,
even in troublous times.
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“have indignation against the holy has to be made in order for the doctrine When will the Abomination of
covenant?” Would He ever “pollute the that Jesus is the one that confirmed the Desolation occur?
sanctuary of strength?” Obviously not! covenant to fit. Of course, we have al- Jesus referred to the Abomination of
The entirety of Daniel 11:21-45 is dis- ready proven that this is not true anyway. Desolation in Matthew 24:15. He plainly
cussing the actions of the king of the said that the Abomination of Desolation
north—the Antichrist. The 70th Week—past or future would be the event that launched the
So we can see clearly that it is the The Historicists contend that there is Great Tribulation.
Antichrist, not the Messiah, who takes no gap between the 69th week and the
away the daily sacrifice and places the 70th week in Daniel’s prophecy, even 15 “When ye therefore shall see the
Abomination of Desolation. though they are spoken of separately in abomination of desolation, spoken
Remember that the one who takes Daniel’s account. How can we know of by Daniel the prophet, stand in
away the daily sacrifice also is the one whether the 70th week is already fulfilled the holy place, (whoso readeth, let
who confirms the covenant according to or yet to happen? him understand:)
Daniel 9:27. So we know for certain 16 Then let them which be in
that it is the Antichrist, not the Judaea flee into the moun-
Messiah, who will confirm the tains…
covenant for seven years. Daniel 21 For then shall be great tribu-
11:22 strengthens this proof when it
calls the king of the north (the
“The Great lation, such as was not since the
beginning of the world to this
Antichrist) the “prince of the
Tribulation will last for time, no, nor ever shall be.”
Matthew 24:15-16, 21
This one proof totally destroys the three and one-half
foundation of the Historicist posi- The Great Tribulation will last
tion. However, there are several years. We know this for three and one-half years. We
other aspects of this question that know this because Daniel 7:25 says
we want to examine. because Daniel 7:25 the little horn, the Antichrist, will
Confirming the covenant for says the little horn, the wear out the saints of the most
High for a time, times and the di-
Daniel 9:27 says that “he” will
Antichrist, will wear viding of time. A time is one year,
times is two years, and the dividing
confirm the covenant for one week
(seven years). Historicists say that
out the saints of the of time is one-half year, for a total
of three and one-half years.
Jesus confirmed the covenant of the
New Testament during his three and
most High for a time, How do we know that time,
times and the dividing of time is
one-half years of ministry. He was times and the dividing three and one-half years? We can
then crucified in the midst of the determine this because another de-
week (after 3 1/2 years), and then of time.” scription of this time of Great
was caught up into heaven 43 days Tribulation is given in Revelation
later. Herein lies the problem. 13:5-8. It states that the beast, the
How did Jesus confirm the Antichrist, will make war against
covenant for the last three and one- the saints for 42 months. Of course,
half years of the 70th week since he was Daniel 9:27 tells us that the taking three and one-half years and 42 months
gone from the earth? The only escape away of the daily sacrifice and the is the exact same amount of time.
from this dilemma is to say that God Abomination of Desolation happens in Revelation 12:5-14 also teaches that
continued to deal with the Jews through the midst of the 70th week. If we can the Great Tribulation lasts for three and
His church for three and one-half years prove when the Abomination of one-half years. It says that the woman
after His ascension. However, there is no Desolation takes place, then we can (Israel) will flee from the persecution of
historical or biblical proof that God know when the 70th week occurs. the dragon (Satan) for 1,260 days. One-
turned from Jew to Gentile exactly three Historicists say that the daily sacrifice thousand two-hundred threescore days
and one-half years after the crucifixion. was taken away by the crucifixion of also equals three and one-half years.
In Great Prophecies of the Bible, Jesus Christ. But we have already proven As we can see, every single reference
Woodward says that the confirming of by Daniel 11:30-31 that this is not true. to the Great Tribulation in the Bible
the covenant with the Jews during the This passage plainly says that the taking states that it will last for three and one-
last 3 1/2 years of Daniel’s 70th week was away of the daily sacrifice and the plac- half years.
finished 3 1/2 years after Jesus’ ascension. ing of the Abomination of Desolation Jesus said that the Abomination of
He claims this was when God sent Peter will be done by the Antichrist and those Desolation would begin the Great
to preach to a Gentile, Cornelius in Acts that forsake the holy covenant. So what Tribulation. Since we know that the
10. However, there is no scriptural or his- is the Abomination of Desolation, and Great Tribulation lasts for three and one-
torical proof for this assertion. This claim when does it take place? half years, we know that the
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Prophecy—fulfilled or yet to come
Abomination of Desolation occurs three Jesus taught that the Abomination of means: for that day shall not come,
and one-half years before the Battle of Desolation was an event that was yet fu- except there come a falling away
Armageddon. Daniel 9:27 says that the ture. The actions of Antiochus first, and that man of sin be re-
Abomination of Desolation takes place Epiphanes occurred at least 200 years be- vealed, the son of perdition;
in the middle of the seven years known fore Jesus said this. 4 Who opposeth and exalteth him-
as Daniel’s 70th Week. This proves that In Great Prophecies of the Bible, self above all that is called God, or
the Great Tribulation fills the last half of Woodward teaches that the that is worshipped; so that he as
this seven-year period. Abomination of Desolation was when God sitteth in the temple of God,
the Roman armies were encamped round shewing himself that he is God.”
Abomination of Desolation about Jerusalem before its destruction in
happens three and one-half years 70 AD. We know this can’t possibly be Paul says here that the man of sin, the
before the Second Coming true because a covenant was supposed to Antichrist, will sit “in the temple of
Matthew 24:29 tells us that, immedi- have been confirmed 3 1/2 years prior to God.” Where did Jesus say that the
ately after the Great Tribulation, the sun the Abomination of Desolation. Abomination of Desolation would take
will be darkened, the moon will not give Nothing like that happened. place in Matthew 24:15?…in the holy
her light, the stars will fall from heaven, Immediately after the 3 1/2 year tribu- place which was in the temple. Paul went
and the powers of the heavens shall be lation triggered by the Abomination of on to say that the Antichrist would sit in
shaken. If the Great Tribulation has al- Desolation, the sun was to be darkened, the temple of God claiming to be God.
ready happened, as the Historicist the moon was to not give her light, and This is the event known as the
viewpoint contends, when did all these the stars were to fall from heaven. If the Abomination of Desolation. It is placed
things come to pass? Obviously, they Abomination of Desolation occurred by the Antichrist, not by Jesus Christ.
haven’t. prior to 70 AD, when did these things
Verse 30-31 continues right on to tell happen? So what have we learned about
us—“And then shall appear the sign of Matthew 24:30-31 teaches us that, Daniel’s 70 Weeks prophecy?
the Son of man in heaven: and then shall right after the sun is darkened and the 1. It is the Antichrist, not the Messiah,
all the tribes of the earth mourn, and stars fall from heaven, the Lord will send who will confirm the covenant for
they shall see the Son of man coming in His angels to gather His elect and the in- seven years.
the clouds of heaven with power and habitants of the earth will see Him. If the 2. It is the Antichrist that takes away the
great glory. And he shall send his angels Abomination of Desolation had hap- daily sacrifice and places the
with a great sound of a trumpet, and they pened around 70 AD, the Prop
Wha tic fulfi
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shall gather together his elect from the Lord would have 0
four winds, from one end of heaven to gathered His elect Volume
the other.” at that time. Did
This passage clearly states that, imme- anything like that Beh
diately after the tribulation, the sun will happen? Of course ath
be darkened, the moon will not give her not! The surrounding
light, and the stars will fall from heaven. of Jerusalem by the eat
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It continues on to say that, right after Romans was not the ry
Ce ntu Endtime magazine specializes where no other mag-
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people of the earth will see Him, and he Desolation. they are
will send his angels with a sound of a What then is this coming to pass in our lifetime.
great trumpet to gather His elect. event called the Here are some things to look for:
Are we to believe that Jesus has al- Abomination of 1. The Jewish Temple will be rebuilt after almost 2,000 years.
2. The nation of Israel will resume animal sacrifices.
ready come back? Has He in some Desolation? Matthew 3. Nationhood as we know it will be obsolete. All states will recognize a
mysterious way secretly gathered His 24:15 tells us that the single, global authority under U.N. leadership.
elect? Of course not! Abomination of 4. Economic sanctions will be enforced against any nation or individual who
does not adhere to U.N. decisions.
The conclusion is simply unavoidable. Desolation will stand
The Historicist view that all these things in the holy place. You can know the future
have already happened is simply not true. Where was the holy Using scriptures found in the Bible, Endtime predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall, the signing of
place?…in the Jewish what was called the Oslo Peace Accords, and the ushering in of a new global cooperation
What is the Abomination of temple, of course. over 20 years before they occurred! This global cooperation is known as the “New World
Order”—the same type of one world government predicted to be established at the time of
Desolation? The Apostle Paul Jesus Christ’s return!
Some Historicists teach that the describes the
Abomination of Desolation was fulfilled Abomination of Here’s ho w to g et Endtime
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Abomination of Desolation. 19 “And I saw the beast, and the Revelation 17.
3. The Abomination of Desolation sig- kings of the earth, and their armies, It states in Daniel 2:44…
nals the beginning of the Great gathered together to make war
Tribulation. against him that sat on the horse, “And in the days of these kings shall
4. The Great Tribulation lasts for three and against his army. the God of heaven set up a king-
and one-half years—the last three and 20 And the beast was taken, and dom, which shall never be
one-half years of Daniel’s 70th week. with him the false prophet that destroyed: and the kingdom shall
5. Immediately after the Great wrought miracles before him, with not be left to other people, but it
Tribulation, Jesus appears, sending his which he deceived them that had shall break in pieces and consume
angels to gather His elect. At this time received the mark of the beast, and all these kingdoms, and it shall stand
those dwelling on earth shall see him. them that worshipped his image. for ever.”
These both were cast alive into a
Once we understand these things, it lake of fire burning with brimstone.” Notice that this passage clearly says
becomes obvious that Daniel’s 70th week that God will establish his kingdom “in
is a future event, not something past. Notice that both the beast (the the days of these kings.” What
Antichrist) and the False Prophet will be kings?…the prophesied ten-nation
Another prominent view of the cast alive into the lake of fire when Jesus union that will be the power base of the
Historicists is that there will not comes to earth at the time of the Battle Antichrist.
be a future Antichrist. of Armageddon. This means they will Revelation 17:12 teaches the same
Historicists say that the prophecies both be alive on earth at that time. If we thing…
about the Antichrist have been fulfilled say that the coming of the Antichrist is
by the papacy of the Roman Catholic not future, we also must say that the “And the ten horns which thou
Church. They teach that the ten-horn Second Coming and the Battle of sawest are ten kings, which have re-
beast of Daniel 7 symbolized the Roman Armageddon are not future events ei- ceived no kingdom as yet; but
Empire. They claim that the Roman ther. Even the Historicists admit that the receive power as kings one hour
Empire was divided into ten Gothic Second Coming of Jesus is a future event. with the beast.”
tribes and that the Roman papacy and The teaching that ten Gothic tribes
the Roman Catholic Church arose from growing out of the old Roman Empire These ten kings receive power for a
among these tribes. Since so much perse- fulfilled the ten-horn kingdom cannot be very short period of time with the beast,
cution has been perpetrated against true. We know this because these ten the Antichrist.
Christians by the papacy, Historicists be- tribes no longer are identifiable on earth. The Bible also says that this ten-na-
lieve this has fulfilled the prophecies Yet the Bible explicitly prophesies in sev- tion union will fight against Jesus Christ
concerning the Great Tribulation. eral places that the ten kings will be in when He returns to earth with His saints.
We have to acknowledge that tremen- power at the time of the Second Coming We know this from verse 14.
dous persecution has been carried out of Jesus.
against Christians by the papacy over the In the prophecy of Nebuchadnezzar’s “These shall make war with the
last 1,700 years. It is estimated that over image in Daniel 2, the ten toes on the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome
50 million Christians have died in these image represent the same thing as the them: for he is Lord of lords, and
persecutions because they would not pro- ten horns on the beast in Daniel 7 and in King of kings: and they that are with
fess belief in the doctrines of Roman
Catholicism. There is no doubt that the
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him are called, and chosen, and Daniel 7:21-22 plainly teaches that ture. As we have seen, the evidence is
faithful.” the Antichrist will make war against the absolutely overwhelming that this view
saints until the coming of Jesus Christ to is simply not what the Bible teaches.
The prophesied ten kings will be on establish His kingdom. However, it should be noted that some
earth with the Antichrist at the time of prophetic fulfillment is now history. For
the Second Coming of Jesus to earth. “I beheld, and the same horn made example, the rebirth of the nation of
These ten kings will actually fight against war with the saints, and prevailed Israel, prophesied in Ezekiel 37, came to
Jesus Christ Himself. against them; Until the Ancient of pass in 1948. In my book, A Message for
All of these things prove conclusively days came, and judgment was given the President, it was taught from the
that the Antichrist is yet to appear on to the saints of the most High; and prophecies of the Bible that the Berlin
earth. We also know that the ten kings the time came that the saints pos- Wall would come down and the New
were not to appear 1,600 years ago. The sessed the kingdom.” World Order would result. These
fact is—their appearance on the world prophetic fulfillments are now history.
scene lies just ahead of us now! I believe it can be proven that the first
Will the pope be the Antichrist as
“The farther three seals of Revelation 6 have now
been opened (see Lesson 4 of
Bible prophecy teaches us that the
we move into the Understanding the Endtime). The far-
ther we move into the endtime, the more
Antichrist will come out of a revived endtime, the more of the prophecies will be fulfilled and be-
Holy Roman Empire. There have always come history rather than futuristic.
been two leaders in the Holy Roman of the prophecies
Empire—a political leader and a spiritual
leader. The Holy Roman Empire was
will be fulfilled What is important?
The Historicist vs. Futurist discussion
originally established in 800 AD when
Pope Leo III placed the crown on the
and become is not a salvation issue and should not be
allowed to become divisive in the church
head of Charlemagne. He declared, “I history rather at a time when our attention should be
now crown you emperor of the Holy focused on reaching the lost. However,
Roman Empire.” than futuristic.” proper understanding concerning
The Holy Roman Empire has ruled off prophetic fulfillment is vital if we are to
and on since that time. Each time it has accomplish God’s will for these end-
reared its head, it has always featured a Matthew 24:29-31 affirms the exact times.
political leader and a spiritual leader same thing. Daniel 11:32-33 reveals what God’s
working together to establish a world people should be doing right now: “…
dominating empire. 29 “Immediately after the tribula- the people that do know their God shall
It will be the same arrangement under tion of those days shall the sun be be strong, and do exploits. And they that
the endtime world government of the darkened, and the moon shall not understand among the people shall in-
Antichrist. The political leader will be give her light, and the stars shall fall struct many…” If we don’t understand,
the Antichrist, and the spiritual leader from heaven, and the powers of the how can we help someone else? ❏
will be the False Prophet. So we can see heavens shall be shaken:
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