By Brannon S. Howse
The Bible tells us that the tribulation will end with the judgment of Babylon and of the Antichrist and Satan. Then God will establish His kingdom as described in Daniel 2:44. God will set up his millennial kingdom to rule and reign on earth from Jerusalem. As I already pointed out, Satan wants what God has, and so he sets up his Antichrist in the temple to be worshipped as God, but the tribulation temple of the Antichrist is not the same temple Jesus will rule from. Tommy Ice explains the set-up this way:
[quote] The Bible teaches that it will be the false prophet, who is related to false religion, who will head up the campaign of the mark of the beast (Rev. 13:11-18). Revelation 13:15 makes it clear that the key issue in all of this is “worship of the image of the beast.” [end quote]
Second Thessalonians 2:3-4 says the Antichrist will set himself up as God in the temple in Jerusalem and thus introduce a world religion that will revolve around the worship of him as God. Paul writes this to the Thessalonians:
"Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God."
For the Antichrist to declare himself God in the temple, there must be a temple. A quick check at www.templeinstitute.org or a visit to The Temple Institute’s museum in Jerusalem reveals that the Roman Catholic Church is not the only entity ready for a one-world religion. The Institute depicts high priests who have already prepared the robes they will wear in the temple. In person or online, you can see that the golden menorah, temple vessels, utensils used by the priests, silver trumpets, and Levitical harps are ready to be put into use. They even have a breeding program in hopes of obtaining a red heifer as required for temple sacrifices. Economically, spiritually, globally, regionally, and politically, everything is falling into place for a one-world religion, a one-world economy (Revelation 18), and a one-world government led by the Antichrist (Revelation 13:2-4; 13:7; 17:12-13).
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