Shalom, shalom; peace, peace in the name of Yeshua. This is Crystal Sharpe and welcome to the Ancient Scrolls program.
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Deuteronomy 6, the Shema
Shema, O Israel, the LORD God, the LORD is One.
You shall love the Lord your God with all Your heart with all your soul and with all your strength.
The earth is the LORD’s and the fulness thereof; the world and those who dwell therein.
We thank You that You are God, there is none besides You. You are the King over the universe, king over heaven and earth. We thank You for Your mercy, that it is new each morning.
I pray for a spirit of repentance to saturate this nation. Circumcise our hearts and give us hearts of flesh that will be pliable in Your hands. Help us to have discernment because the lion is going about seeking who he may devour, deceiving everyone who has no understanding of the time we are in. We pray the veil of deception will be lifted off of the eyes of their hearts.
Help us to be conformed to Your likeness and image. We thank You for Your Word. Your Word comforts us. We praise You for being God. We offer our thanks and praise to You, Father, in Yeshua’s name. Amen.
We are half way finished with the new year. So much has changed in this life already. I was watching a video, something that was on the news, of Fauci, and he said he guaranteed another round of the coronavirus. I was concerned with that sort of term being used, guaranteed; it is like a formal assurance that certain conditions will be fulfilled. I do not trust big pharma and those having any connection to them. One can sense this mystery of iniquity that radiates from these people, the mystery of lawlessness; and lawlessness is unrighteousness.
There are some folks who not understand what is righteousness, so how will they ever understand what is unrighteousness. It reminds me of a scripture in the book of Judges 21:25, In those day there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. This is a pattern I see today. There are people who call evil good and good evil, and God says: Woe to them that call evil good and good evil. Isaiah 5:20.
Some are going to get some woe because God will not be mocked. Galatians 6:7.
We are definitely in the last days. We need more of Yeshua to help us out with discernment in these last days so that we do not side with the enemy.
There are so many voices we hear, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, the abortionists, the transgenders, homosexuals, the politicians, the elitists, Zuckerberg, Soros, Fauci, Gates, and the Hollywood people, New World Order ministers, conspiracy theorists, etc.
The one voice that keeps me sane in all this madness and insanity is the Word, the Word and the Holy Spirit. Everything else is a distraction. What I hear and see on TV is antichrist.
What I am going to do today is go over some of the characteristics that define the antichrist. Now some, there are some people, who possess like an antichrist spirit; that is, a relationship, a connection to the antichrist dragon–the persecutor of God’s people; and that is the antichrist spirit which brings death to anyone remotely associated with God who is the King of the universe. The antichrist is against the commandments of God, because the Words of God are binding, they are righteous, they are the opposite of death, God’s commandments exposes the devil for who he is.
But the antichrist has certain characteristics that define who he is. I am going to go over those things so that some of you will not be fooled.
Matthew 24:24, For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. Therefore, if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28. For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together. (eagles are those nations outside of the fertile crescent: Macedonian, Ptolemaic and Seleucid Greek and Roman powers/vultures, kites, eagles, ravens. In Revelation we see the birds being called to eat the flesh of those that are killed in the war against Yeshua. Revelation 19:17)
A couple of three things I can say about this. First, where did Yeshua receive His information concerning false prophets doing signs and wonders besides having conversations with God the Holy Spirit. He got it from the Torah, from the Word.
The Torah spells out an antichrist. Deuteronomy 13:
If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or wonder and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods—which you have not known—and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.
Yeshua is making reference to Deuteronomy 13, don’t follow every sign and wonder. It would be wise to examine everything from the Word of God.
The signature of the antichrist will be his loathing the commandments of God.
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Those who say the Torah is abolished or destroyed is of the antichrist spirit.
The antichrist speaks against God. Revelation 13:6
Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.
The beast rises up from the sea who has seven heads and ten horns, which is a mixture of the nations depicted by unclean or unkosher animals: had a body of a leopard, feet of a bear and his mouth like the mouth of a lion—this is a political leader that will come from the nations and quite possibly the United Nations. The sea, waters, oceans usually represent chaos and chaos is usually associated with the Gentile nations. The beast’s partner in crime, the false prophet comes from the earth and not the nations. He will perform signs and wonders. The thing with this is the Jews according to Paul in I Corinthians 1:22 were always requiring signs and the Gentiles seeking knowledge—always seeking some new teaching, some clever debate, or admiring the oratory skills of speakers.
Revelation 13, false prophet
Then I saw another beast coming up from the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. The imagery here is of a clean or kosher animal, a lamb. Cattle and sheep are considered peaceful animals, they are led peacefully to their death, no matter the odor of blood in the vicinity or the amount of it, they will go to be sacrificed without exhibiting any sense of agitation or disturbance. This guy, false prophet, is demonically clever in having to possess a demeanor of peace but he speaks like a dragon, thus having the language, or the doctrines of the dragon/satan. His language will be to destroy everything that is of Yeshua, and this would mean the saints of God. This is how we will recognize him; it will be His hatred for anything righteous. He speaks the opposite of God’s statutes and commandments. Yeshua said the devil was a liar and a murderer from the beginning. John 8:44. His agenda is to murder the saints who love Yeshua, and to destroy the commandments of righteousness.
He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.
- He was granted power to give life/breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the beast to be killed.
2 things: worship the beast and destroy people, those that follow the commandments and have Yeshua as a testimony.
Years ago, an image speaking would seem truly science fiction. Now we have dark science and robotics creating AIs or Artificial Intelligence, so this is not as implausible as it once was. We are still looking to the future also when we read Revelation, and John, the writer of Revelation, is doing his best to describe in ancient terms what he is seeing 2000 years ahead of his time. It had to have blown his mind.
Daniel 11:37. He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. 38. But in their place he shall honor a [the] god of fortresses (fortresses here is the Hebrew word Mawoze and it means stronghold, a force); and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things.
I looked at this passage for hours. These few verses in Daniel 11, though some would think this is referring to the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, it speaks more of a future king from the north. North could be Syria and as far as maybe Turkey or Russia. Daniel speaks that this antichrist beast will have no regard for the God of his fathers. Christianity in the first century became a major religious force conquering and overthrowing the female idols that were firmly established in Asia Minor along the seas, the Mediterranean, the Aegean and Black Sea. Then about the year 107 AD, Catholicism becomes a distinct branch, breaking away from the root of the Olive Tree, Israel, or Judaism. It becomes its own entity that would still maintain goddess worship. The goddess is given a new name, Mary. The former name was Ashtarte. But the nations in this area for 2000 years and in Asia had been exposed to Christianity, to Islam, and to Judaism.
This almost sounds as if this guy has come from a background of Christianity or Judaism, he doesn’t worship the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women. The rabbis read this . . . nor the desire of women . . . as a title of Messianic expectation coming from the view Genesis 3:15 where the serpent/dragon is told that from Eve, her seed, would come the Messiah: And I will put enmity between you/serpent and the woman and between your seed and her Seed; He/Messiah shall crush your head. He will crush the head of the serpent. This is totally Messianic in prophecy. The teachers of Judaism knew the Messiah would come from a woman and therefore women of Jewish descent wanted to be the woman to bear the Messiah, so He would crush the head of the serpent.
Daniel 11:37. He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. 38. But in their place he shall honor a [the] god of fortresses.
There is a definite article and should read—the god, the god of fortresses
Something interesting that I found researching.
The word for god, Elóah h433 is a Heb term for God, occurring 55 times in the OT (mostly in Job and poetic passages). Jb.27:3 “The spirit of God [Eloah h433] is in my nostrils.” The –ah ending is indicative of fem singular. The most common OT Heb term for God is Elohím h430. Elohim is a masc plural ending –im (Father and Son), combined with the fem singular root Eloah (HS/Wisdom) or possibly El.
What is understood is this antichrist is worshipping a goddess of fortresses. It is a mistranslation and should read that he honors the goddess of fortresses.
Now some will get bent out of shape hearing this, but the woman who sits on the 7-headed beast is given as an image of a woman in Revelation 17.
3.So John was carried away in the Spirit into the wilderness, And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven head and ten horns.
The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written, this is the Mystery: Babylon the Great, the Mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth. I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.
But anyway, I am at the end of the program.
If it is God’s will, I will be here next program. Remember to walk by faith and not by sight. Ask God to cleanse you from all unrighteousness every day. Keep your spiritual garments clean from spots, wrinkles and blemishes. Do two things this week: love and forgive. Love God and love your neighbor.
Ricco Cortes will sing the Aaronic priestly blessing.