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Pamphlet #1025
"Christ's Return"

Have you been taught that Christ may return at any moment;
it's not true.
There is something that must happen first!

2 Thes. 2:3 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;
Your minister or pastor, maybe,

would not purposely lead you astray,
but maybe he has blindly followed after the traditional teachings of the church,
which have the appearance of being good,
just as you have followed after him?
Think about it!

Don't let anyone tell you that the day of Christ is at hand,
i.e. that Jesus Christ can return at any moment!

They are "in the dark",
void of accurate Biblical knowledge,
and they will be caught off guard,
caught sleeping,
when the true Messiah returns.

You see, whether a man is pope, bishop, elder, preacher, teacher, pastor,
minister, deacon, usher, author, televangelist, or the paperboy,
we have been instructed to check out what that man says in the Word of God.

Remember the Apostle Paul said to
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good (1 Thes. 5:21)."

Paul was not,
neither did he believe he was,
nor did he attempt to,
exempt himself from the
"proving and the testing".

It is written in Acts 17 that the Bereans checked him and Silas out every day!

Never forget the clear and precise statement Paul gave us in 2nd Thessalonians, chapter 2, verse 3.
It is a statement so simple that it can be understood by even the most basic reader.

He said "let no man deceive you by any means,
for that day (the day of Christ's return) shall NOT come
until there is a great apostasy when the man of sin,
the son of perdition is revealed."

How can anyone read that sentence and still think
Christ can return at any moment
when that man of sin has not been revealed?

Would you like to know a mystery,
something which is unknown to most people
because they have never read the scriptures with understanding
or without the preconceived traditions of men distorting their comprehension?
That man of sin, Satan,
the false-christ,
that son of perdition,
who Paul said will be revealed,
he will be revealed to the world
as Jesus Christ,

not some bad dude
who goes around killing people!

Therefore, the mystery is that the first Jesus
who appears will actually be Satan,
the antichrist, the imposter, the false messiah,
but the whole world with the exception of those who
have the seal of God (His Word) in their foreheads (Rev. 9:4)
will believe that he is the real Jesus Christ and will worship him as God!
That is the Great Apostasy!

That's why the pre-tribulation Rapture Theory is such a dangerous doctrine?

It sets people up for the fall,
even the great falling away.

Most people will be convinced Satan is Jesus Christ!

2 Thes. 2:4
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God,
or that is worshipped;
so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God,
shewing himself that he is God.

We know that the apostle Paul was an Hebrew scholar (Acts 22:3)
and that he "reasoned with the Thessalonians out of the scriptures" as it is written in Acts 17:2.
Therefore he would have been very familiar with the words of Daniel,
whose prophecies concerning antichrist parallel those of John
in the Book of Revelation and Paul here in 2 Thes. 2.
Daniel 7:25
And he shall speak great words against the most High,
and shall wear out the saints of the most High,
and think to change times and laws:
and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
The blaspheme that this "little horn",
the son of perdition,
will speak against God is just as Paul said in 2 Thes. 2:4.
He (Satan) will sit in the temple and blasphemously claim that he is God himself,
i.e. that he is the Messiah returned,
when in fact he is Satan, the "instead-of-Christ".

The "times and decrees"
that he will think to change
is to convince people that Jesus Christ has returned
(before it is time),
i.e. that it is the time of the 7th Trump
when in fact it is only the 6th.

That will be easy for him considering that most people are expecting Christ to return at any moment,
thanks to the "vision" of the Rapture Theory.

Couple that with antichrist's supernatural abilities to perform great signs
and wonders in the sight of men,
and just like that,
in one day's time,

Christians all over the world will begin to worship the "dragon",
the "religious beast", the "vile person",
the "devil", "spurious messiah", "the son of perdition",
as if he were Jesus Christ.

Again, that is the "Great Falling Away" from the true Christ
which Paul speaks of when the son of perdition is revealed!

So we now know from irrefutable Biblical documentation
that the son of perdition is coming FIRST,
before the real Jesus Christ returns
and we gather back to Him.

The question is,

What is keeping Satan from being here now?

Paul explains:
2 Thes. 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

Paul says "you know what is keeping him from being here already;
for he can only come when his time is ready" (Living Bible).

The Greek word for "withholdeth" in verse 6 is "katecho" which means to hold fast,
to hold back, to retain, etc.
Take a Strong's Concordance and look up the many verses in which this word is used.

katecho, kat-ekh'-o, Greek 2722; from Greek 2596 (kata) and Greek 2192 (echo); to hold down (fast),
in various applications (literal or figurative) :- have, hold (fast),
keep (in memory), let, make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.
You see, there is someone "holding back",
katecho, the son of perdition at this time,
and his name is Michael.

However, he will soon "stand up" (Dan. 12:1)
and cast Satan and his angels out of heaven to the earth (Rev. 12:7-19).
Oh, you thought Satan was here on earth now?
Who told you that? (See Eph. 6:12.)

Rev. 12:7 And there was war in heaven:
Michael and his angels fought against the dragon;
and the dragon fought and his angels,

[8] And prevailed not;
neither was their place found any more in heaven.

At the appointed time of the 6th Trump Michael will stand up
and cast Satan and his angels to this earth.
[9] And the great dragon was cast out,
that old serpent, called the Devil,
and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world:
he was cast out into the earth,
and his angels were cast out with him.
Let there be no doubt about who this person is.
It is NOT some flesh man.
It is that OLD SERPENT from the garden of Eden,
called Satan the devil, the son of perdition himself!

And when he is REVEALED,
when he is cast out from heaven by the one who is now holding him back, i.e. Michael,
he will come as the Messiah returned,
looking just like the Lamb,
and will "deceive the whole world" into believing he is Jesus Christ.

That IS the great tribulation of Satan.
It will be a time of peace and prosperity (Dan. 11:24) for all,
but it will be the greatest time of spiritual trouble ever
and will mean "spiritual death" to MANY!!

You see, the magnitude of this event as recorded by Daniel
will be "such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time... (Dan. 12:1)."

Satan is a supernatural archangel and when he comes
he will be accompanied by his angels who are cast out with him,
which we read in Rev. 12:9.
They are the same "fallen angels" of Gen. 6 who left heaven (their first habitation - Jude 6)
and came directly to earth in the time of Noah.
They were "giving and taking in marriage" and took the daughters of Adam to wife
causing our Father to bring about the flood of Noah.
"As it was in the days of Noah", Jesus said in Luke 17:26,
"so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man."

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And the dragon with them! Right after the NWO takes a hit!
It's the next benchmark in Bible prophecy! You are there!

Yes, we are talking about angelic beings
coming to earth along with Satan when he is cast out!

Here is what Jesus said concerning those days
when the "abomination of desolation",
the abominable desolator, i.e. Satan,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
stands in the holy place claiming to be God:

Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation,
such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time,
no, nor ever shall be.
Our people are not prepared
either mentality nor spiritually to face the supernatural.
[22] And except those days should be shortened,
there should no flesh be saved:
but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
The actual time when Satan will reign on earth has been shortened to the time of the locusts,
which is a 5 month period as documented in Rev. 9.

These guys are really, really good at what they do best, which is to lead people astray!

[23] Then if any man shall say unto you,
Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
That is what they will be saying,
"Isn't it wonderful that Jesus has returned to Jerusalem?"

Do not believe it.

Remember we documented in 1 Thes. 4 and 1 Cor. 15
that when the real Jesus Christ returns at the last Trump,
the 7th Trump,
then in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
we who are alive and remain unto His coming will ALL be changed from our flesh bodies to our spiritual bodies?

So if you are still in the flesh,
know from the Word of God
that Jesus Christ has not returned.
[24] For there shall arise false Christs,
and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Satan and his angels are masters of deception.
Want an idea of how good Satan is?

Get a load of this trick:

Rev. 13:13 And he doeth great wonders,
so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
What a show they will put on!
The Greek word for "fire" is "pur" which means "lightning".
Satan, disguised as Jesus Christ,
will be able to perform great signs and wonders like calling "lightning" down from the sky!

Wow, he commands the weather!
What effect will this have on people?
As it is written,
those "miracles" will deceive the people into believing he is Jesus:
[14] And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles
which he had power to do in the sight of the beast;
saying to them that dwell on the earth,
that they should make an image to the beast,
which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
By the way, the "image" of the beast is that which Satan,
who is the religious beast of Rev. 13, appears to be.

In other words, just as politicians and "stars" have public "images",
which is how the world perceives them
but which is often totally different than how they
"really are",
the beast's image, i.e. Satan's public image,
will be that he is Jesus Christ.
He will cause people to worship that image,
in other words to worship him as Jesus Christ, which is his image.

2 Thes. 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.
Hey, the work of deception to prepare this world to receive Satan
as the Messiah is going on right now.
Do you know what the "mystery" of iniquity is?
It is "religious" deception.
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"Mystery Babylon"
mystery = musterion, moos-tay'-ree-on, Greek 3466;
from a derivative of muo (to shut the mouth);
a secret or "mystery" (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites) :- mystery.
Yes, the deception brought about by the famine of the end times (Amos 8:11)
and given a big push by the leaven of Margaret MacDonald's any-moment Rapture Theory
"already works", i.e. is already going on.
But Satan himself will not "be revealed" until Michael boots him out of heaven.

Note: The word "letteth" in verse 7,
which is also "katecho", the same word as "withholdeth" in verse 6,
is a transitive verb in this verse, which simply means that an object must be supplied.

Since the subject is Satan, the son of perdition,
the object must be his place in the heavenlies which we have already shown
is where Michael is "holding him back" (Rev. 12:7).

Nevertheless, it is simply amazing how many ministers and preachers
believe this verse is talking about the Holy Spirit being taken away from the earth when Satan is here.

That's really too bad because the Holy Spirit will not only be here during Satan's reign,
but as it is written in Mat. 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, the Holy Spirit will speak through God's elect,
like the example given on the first Day of Pentecost following the crucifixion,
when they are delivered up to antichrist.
Do not listen to nonsense and theories blindly repeated by the blind.
Study the Word of God as it is written and become mature.

Here is a little clearer translation to help understand verse 7.

2 Thes. 2:7 As for the work this man of rebellion and hell will do when he comes,
it is already going on,
but he himself will not come until the one who is holding him back
steps out of the way. (Living Bible)
Again, this does not refer to the Holy Spirit but to the one who is holding back (katecho) Satan,
the son of perdition.
That one is Michael.
What happens when he steps out of the way and casts Satan to the earth?
2 Thes. 2:8
And then shall that Wicked be revealed,
whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth,
and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
This is so simple to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
However, for those who do not,
the nature of deception is such that one who is deceived doesn't know that he is,
else he would not be!
So wake up, it is not too late.
To learn what you need to know to be sure you Endure til the end.

Matthew24:13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mark13:13....;but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

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