The Prophet Daniel wrote concerning the Antichrist such as in the two books of Thessalonians that were the first letters to be written by the Apostle Paul, corresponding to the historic records of scripture. The apostasy occurred that John, Jude, James, Peter, and Paul revealed within their writings. During the years after the era of the Apostles, wicked men twisted and redefined the truth that Jesus and the Apostles taught. In the fourth century, the deception proliferated and succeeded that would remain effective and endure for over fifteen hundred years into our modern day. The writings during the first century were within the form of a scroll that the layout of chapters and verses did not exist. Contemplating the information in the two books of Thessalonians about the Man of Lawlessness and the Judgment era is in reverse directive—most likely manipulation occurred, or the compilers of The New Testament didn’t know the directive of the letters.
Chapter One of book two in Thessalonians reveals the dire straits that the children of the darkness will experience because of their separateness from spirituality. Paul also encourages the congregation because of the suffering that is experienced. Because of the suffering and afflictions the Thessalonians were experiencing, their concern is in respects to Jesus’ return. Chapter two of second Thessalonians directly teach concerning the return of Jesus. Paul writes that the rebellion must happen first before Jesus returns in spirit.
“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.”
— II Thessalonians 2:3-4
The advent of the Man of Lawlessness will begin the time of Judgment. The anointing of the Man of Lawlessness as King over the darkness will start judgement era. Whoever might die during this time will be judged to kingdom they belong—the kingdom of the light or of the darkness. The judgment pertains to the resurrection according to what the prophet Daniel taught. Hence, there will be two resurrections such as Jesus taught, also. The Jewish scribes manipulated parts of Daniel’s writing to hide the truth from humanity.
“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
— Daniel 12:1-2
The context is referring to two destinies, one of life and the other to everlasting contempt, another word used could be abhorrence. In addition, verse one teaches concerning a time of trouble that Matthew and Luke taught. Daniel taught about both anointed ones arriving in the flesh, though, Daniel blended his writing within the subject of his era. During the time of his era, world powers were changing hands. Under King Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian kingdom firmly established itself. The Babylonians conquered Assyria, but the Kings of Media and Persia ascended as a powerful duel kingdom that conquered Babylon in 539 BCE. Thus, Daniel combines the events that will were soon to transpire during his era, and blends the teaching of the Man of Lawlessness.
In Chapter seven of the book of Daniel, clearly in verses 13 and 14, will be a kingdom that will be everlasting; additionally, Isaiah taught concerning a new earth. Most readers get confused trying to ascertain the beasts, kings, kingdoms, and horns, instead of using discernment of how the verses apply to the Man of Lawlessness. The fourth kingdom that is adverted to, the Prophet Daniel writes that it is different from all the rest of the kingdoms. This is the clue that the writing continues within a different context.
Thus he said: As for the fourth beast, there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces. As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings.
He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear-out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. But the court shall sit in judgment, and his dominion shall be taken away, to be consumed and destroyed to the end. And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; their kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey them. — Daniel 7:23-27
Discern the context, speaking words against the Most High equals slander. The lower entities make the Sacred Spirits (Saints) tired because of the determination to ensnare humanity. Baal, the original wicked spirit, strives to change laws and times. Hence, the nations will be delivered into his hand for a time (one year), a times (two years), and a half (half a year), a total of three in a half years. The same amount of time Jesus, the Anointed Master of the children of the light, ministered from the time of being anointed in the first century.
The context is written as singular that contradicts the two resurrections in this chapter of Daniel. The court that sits in Judgment is during the judgment era, in connection to who dies during the Man of Lawlessness. The dominion being taken away refers to being reduced to a ruin. The dominion of the darkness will not be of a beautiful earth with advanced technology. Upon the return of Jesus in the glory of the Divine Spirit, Jesus will reduce the kingdom of the children of the darkness to a ruin, the main qualities will be of negativity, contempt, shame, and fear will reside within their kingdom, possibly under ground within darkness. The new earth will be granted to the Sacred Spirits to rule without any ego involvement. All dominions in the new earth will be servants of Jesus and the Sacred Spirits; however, servants of positive energy of egoless love and light. Chapter nine of Daniel sheds more light that the Man of Lawlessness will arrive after Jesus ascends from the earth.
“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision, and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place. Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks, it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.” — Daniel 9:23-27
Jesus, the Master, and King of the children of the light, entered heaven as high priest that abolished sacrifice and offering, which occurred in the first century. Additionally, Jesus made a new covenant with his disciples before he was murdered. Daniel writes in verse 27 that the “one who makes desolate will come on the wing of abominations until the decreed is poured out in this desolater.” Exactly what Paul writes to the Thessalonians, The Man of Lawlessness will arrive, and at the end of the three in a half years will have to face ruin, but not complete destruction.
During the first century, the time table when this would happen was ambiguous. Therefore, Paul writes that the power of lawlessness is at work within the context of spirit. John writes the same context concerning the power of the darkness that the spirit of the antichrist is in action during the first century.
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.” — II Thessalonians 2:7
“By this, you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.” — I John 4:2-3
During the first century, the followers of Jesus were in expectation of Jesus’ return in spirit, and the arrival of the Man of Lawlessness. Paul and John wrote that the “spirit” is in action working to deceive the world. Paul and John are referring to the Accuser Baal, and the Lower Entities that are determined to ensnare humanity into their kingdom of darkness.