As we drift towards the end times of this dispensation it is clear prophecy is being fulfilled on many fronts.
Unfortunately there are many false prophets that have arisen; speaking after the lust of their own hearts, making merchandise out of Christ and serving the Balak’s of this world.
How do the born again believer’s discern fake prophecy to truth? Of course the solution is to spend much time with God in prayer and fasting. That is the preferred solution. But for those who are lukewarm and halfhearted, I offer some threads that will help the willing believer get a better understanding of the times we live in.
Firstly, all Old Testament scripture is relevant to three times:
1. The Jews in the Old Testament
2. The times in between including Christ
3. The times of the Gentiles (this current season)
Whatever has happened in the past, was repeated in the times of Jesus and will be repeated during this dispensation.
eg. The Old Testament Temple is Christ is the Spirit filled Church.
In respect to the church, all the kings of the Old Testament have an equivalent Church revival over the past 2000 years. We can rightly discern the revivals right from the time of Christ (David) to the Apostles (Solomon) to this current age. And where Israel split into Judah and Israel, the Church has split into spirit filled (Judah) and carnal (Israel) Christians.
Every nation around Old Testament Judah represents, in this age, an authority that potentially has power over Christians. When Moab attacked and gained authority over the nation of Judah in the OT, we see in the corresponding season of our times, that Christians have become arrogant and overcome with pride, which separates them from the love of God. Moab = pride.
The evil end time beasts of this age, as prophesied by Daniel, are the same as those of Persia, Grecia and Babylon, but in this season they are not physical nations, such as Russia or Britain or the USA, but rather they are hidden demonic powers that work through many nations in these times. They gain authority through the state of the heart, and not specific to nations or other natural association. They are spiritually discerned but their activity and power is also confirmed through their natural manifestations.
So where is the Church in this time and who is the ruling Beast of this age?
The Spirit filled church is currently in the season of King Ahaz and that King Ahaz is the Charismatic movement. Its a particularly bad time for the Spirit filled church because everybody knows what an unfaithful king Ahaz was. He adopted the ways of worship of other nations, he closed the doors of the house of the Lord and made alters in every corner of Jerusalem. Effectively the Charismatic movement has gone after manna like the heathen faiths, changed doctrine – particularly around baptism into Christ and has raised up self serving ‘ministries’ everywhere.
That ‘the Philistines raided the cities of the low country’ during his reign, reveals there are a lot of Christians suffering demonic oppression because of the weak and adulterated teaching of this movement. This is fairly obvious when you see how many Christian marriages and families are breaking apart and how many of the faithful are oppressed at this time. At about this time the nation of Israel, which are the carnal Christians – goes into permanent spiritual slavery. (look forward to significant deception coming in the near future – probably an interfaith bondage or other doctrine of unbelief pushed through mainstream media) Carnal Christians are not spiritually led and as such they are easily led astray by deception.
But worst of King Ahaz’s actions was his decision to yield himself to the authority of the King of Assyria.
The King of Assyria reigns in this current season and is the same as the prince of Grecia. (And the fourth beast – Babylon, is also ancient Rome and the UN – which is yet to come into full ascendancy in this dispensation). So how is this current beast ruling this world at this time? This wicked Beast rose to power under the cloak of the Industrial revolution and is the hidden power that overthrew the monarchies of old and replaced them with a new order. And just like 4 powers replaced the single power of Alexander the Great, we see the 4 powers of science, democracy, capitalism and ‘religious tolerance’ (including atheism) come forth. As Daniel 11 clearly shows, two of these powers come to the fore, democracy (south) and capitalism (north). The same battles that took place for world dominance between Egypt and Assyria, took place under the Ptolemytes and the Seleucids and will take place in the very near future; that is the battle between the will of the people (South) and the New World Order (North) which is through Capitalism.
Capitalism is demonic???
For anyone that cares to study capitalism is is the founding father of much evil including Nazism and Communism (the final stage of capitalism) and it is power behind 2 world wars among many others. It is also the hidden power behind radical Islam that is sweeping the world at this time. Don’t believe for a minute that Islam is the power behind the Taliban to Isis. The power behind this evil force is capitalism. (the control of oil, gas and other raw materials) Capitalism, the driving force behind weapons and warfare, the adulteration of the medical industry, the distortion and falsification of science, the removal of justice and fairness from the judicial and penal systems,the corruption and ensnarement of political leaders and the destruction of many family owned businesses.
These same powers are behind the usurping of the Jewish faith by non Jewish Zionists who have established modern day Israel for the end time Antichrist. Israel is not from God, but from capitalism, a demonic power that will ultimately exercise power over this entire world, much to the detriment of the Christian faith and the world in general. This is the power that Spirit filled Christians seek to yoke themselves with in this age. It will come at a price to the faith.
Those with a little discernment should be able to, with a little prayer and reading of the word, piece together a few more pieces of the end time puzzle.