The Time of Antichrist’s Reign

 

“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 – (Dan.7:25).

“And swear by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a times, times, and a half…” – (Dan.12:7).

And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent” – (Rev.12:13,14).

“And there was given unto his mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months – (Rev.13:5).

 

   The duration of the Beast’s rule is one of the tracks of the Beast. His footprints are all through the Bible. We need to search the scriptures of truth dealing with the Beast and follow the evidence and clues like a detective and track him down. I believe we can know the exact time that he rules. From the time he is elected president of the U.S. and becomes emperor of the world, until he is defeated by the Lord Jesus at Armageddon and thrown in the lake of fire – (Rev.19:20).

 

   I’ve always believed that the time, times and half a time is 42 months. The time – is one year, and times-two years and the half time – is one half year. That this stands for the exact time of the latter part of Antichrist’s reign. That the first thing that happens will be the translation of the church saints at the rapture. Then the Man of Sin, the Antichrist-Beast, will arise and that he will reign for exactly seven years corresponding to the seventieth week of (Dan.9:24-27) still unfulfilled. The first three and one-half years he will succeed in building up a great world empire which men will hail as the very solution of all men’s problems. The second three and one-half years he forces men to worship him and his image and receive his mark ‘666’ in their forehead or right hand under penalty of death. And great persecution will come upon the great tribulation saints saved after the rapture. And this is true but I would like to offer another slightly different end time order of events.

 

   I was studying the life of Hitler who I believe was ‘an’ antichrist, trying to learn something from his reign that would help me learn more about ‘the’ Antichrist soon to come. Hitler was God’s punishment upon Europe for turning their backs on Christ and living wickedly. They turned against the cross of Christ and God gave them the crooked cross, the swastika, of an antichrist. As it is written – “…For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God” – (Rom.13:1). And – “… to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men” – (Dan.4:17). Hitler was trying to have a world empire and rule the world (a Reich) exactly like Antichrist will do.

 

   Hitler became chancellor of Germany on Jan.30, 1933 and he died on April 30, 1945 by committing suicide and then they burnt him up. His reign was exactly 147 months long or twelve years and three months. Many attempts were made to kill him but none succeeded because God had ordained him to rule for 147 months. During his first five years of rule he won bloodless victories – conquests without war, while rebuilding Germany’s military might. In 1938 he moved against Austria and Czechoslovakia and in 1939 invaded Poland and the world was plunged into WWII. The last seven years of his reign, tens of millions of people lost their lives because of this beast’s lust for power and glory. Like a beast, he devoured human prey until he was finally defeated.

 

   I started to meditate on the 147 months of his reign and comparing it with the reign of the Antichrist-Beast. And I believe the Holy Spirit taught me the following truth in order to edify the body of Christ. I believe the reign of ‘the’ Antichrist is exactly the same as Hitler’s – 147 months. The first five years he consolidates his power as the world comes under strong delusion to believe his lies. Satan will use all of his satanic powers to make him the greatest worldly star and celebrity the world has ever known. He will be loved and idolized by most of the world. During the last seven years of his reign will be the great tribulation period when all hell breaks loose upon planet earth. I believe the key is the 42 months given us in (Rev.13:5). For the first time in my life I used algebra in a very simple way to achieve my results.

 

   I wrote down the times with an X like an algebra equation. A time, times and a half time and wrote them this way – (x + 2x + ½x =). In order to figure this equation out you must know what the x is – what the unknown is . God has given us 42 months in (Rev.13:5) and also three more times in Revelation – 11:2,3 and 12:6. X is 42 months or 1260 days as God writes this key time period down for us four times. So I wrote my algebra equation answer this way:

                                                  X + 2X + 1/2X

                                                42 + 84 + 21 = 147 months

 

  This is exactly the same time as the reign of Hitler. I believe the Antichrist-Beast will be the president of the U.S. and he will begin his reign on Jan.20 on inauguration day and will end his reign exactly 147 months later on April 20 – a 12 year and three months reign. I believe God gave this to me to help the persecuted saints during the great tribulation and the bloodthirsty time of the Beast. It’s for the patience and faith of these last martyrs of Christ who overcame Satan and his Beast. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life unto the death” – (Rev.12:11). It is for the edification of Godly saints that I preach this. It has been 20 years since I studied this and I pray that it is God’s truth.

 

   This doesn’t really change the end time scenario much at all. All it changes is the length of Antichrist’s reign – 12 years and three months instead of seven years. It also seems more practical with this longer reign because seven years seems too short a time period to accomplish what Antichrist will do.

 

   It is written in (Dan.7:11) “… I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.” Hitler’s body was cremated after he committed suicide and his final place will be the lake of fire forever. And so it is written of the Beast” … these both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone” – (Rev.19:20). Yes, his body given to the burning flame.

 

   It seems that God wrote the time period of the Beast’s reign in code and saying, time, times and half a time. It takes the new birth and Holy Spirit discernment with Bible study to comprehend it. We could use (X + 2x  +½ x) for the unknown name of the Beast – Mr. X.  X is the ‘times’ sign in math – the multiplication sign. Worldly people use X for the word Christ as in X-mas. There are many Jesuses in the world but only one Jesus Christ. It’s used by Black Muslims to symbolize their African name lost in slavery – like Malcolm X. Worldly unsaved people might say Jesus X. I can feel the breath of Satan behind replacing Christ’s name with X. Satan hates the name of Christ. Could Antichrist be black and a Muslim – the real Mr. X?

 

   I believe if you do some detective work, you’ll find the Beast connected with the word ‘time’ in many ways. Maybe ‘Time magazine’ will have him on their cover and ‘puff’ him. Maybe ‘Time Bks.’ will publish his books and make him rich. If Time Warner Company puffs the Beast by putting the image of the Beast on their TV and magazines and AOL etc., the image of the Beast will go worldwide in 150 magazines. They own AOL, Time Inc., Time Warner Cable, Home Box Office, New Line Cinema, Turner Broadcasting System, and Warner Bros. Entertainment and many more. It will be the end time and the Beast will reign for a time, times, and half a time. They could make the Beast a royal star. Are you keeping time on God’s prophetic clock? Most of our generation are like those of Jesus’ generation, more concerned with the morning weather reports than the signs of the time – (Mt.16:1-4). “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the word of this prophecy, and keep these things which are written therein: for the time is at hand” – (Rev.1:3) – I believe the time is at hand for the great tribulation and the time of Antichrist and Christ’s coming a second time. God is taking His seals off the books of Daniel and Revelation so that the saints can discern these end times. “And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end – (Dan.12:9). “And he sayeth unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand – (Rev.22:10). Watch the hand of God on God’s prophetic clock.

 

  The Bible says Antichrist will “think to change times and laws” – (Dan.7:25). He may change the 24 time zones around the world or change the calendar or change to something like daylight-saving time or war time. The U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. supplies official time signals to regulate clocks throughout the U.S. and its possessions. It is controlled by the President as Commander-in-Chief. The President-Beast could change the times easily.

 

   Before the invention of the clock, man had to rely on God’s time keepers – the sun, the moon, and the stars. “And God said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” – (Gen.1:14). God has shown us that light and time  are connected and astronomers now measure the vast distances of space in terms of light-years. A light-year is the distance that light travels in a year at the rate of 186,282 miles a second. Our God controls the time no matter what proud man may think. Your calendar is based on the year Christ was born. All dates before that year are listed as B.C. Dates after that year are listed as A.D., or Anno Domini, meaning ‘in the year of our Lord.’ Antichrist will be so proud he will not allow Christ to have this glory of the God of time and he will probably change the calendar to make himself the God of time. Antichrist will be emperor over the earth and like the Roman emperors he will change the calendar like Julius Caesar did and called it the ‘Julian Calendar.’ He named the month of July after himself and the emperor Augustas named the next month after himself – August.

 

     We are living in God’s universe. Our world is synchronized to His calendar and His time clock. We are about to enter the time, times, and half a time of Antichrist, the end time of God’s prophetic time clock that ticks toward Armageddon.

 

   Our God controls the time – “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law” – (Gal.4:4). And when the fullness of God’s time is come, He will send forth his Son to earth a second time. God offers us eternal life through Jesus Christ – time without end. Look at the hand on the clock and know that time is in the hand of God. “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time – (I Pet.5:6).

 

   He will change the laws also as we lose our freedoms of a republic and become an empire. And the first law he will change will be the constitutional law that prevents him from being president more than two terms. Many presidents have law degrees. Franklin Roosevelt was president during the same period of time as Hitler – from March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945 – 145 months. He was elected to four terms in a row and in 1951 the 22nd amendment was added to the Constitution limiting the president to eight years. We had our warning – amen.

 

   The most important thing is to be saved and born again by Christ and to be ready for the rapture. Have you become a new born again creature in Christ? Have you become a child of the heavenly Father – born again into the family of God – a child of God? If not, repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins. You will be saved from your sins and hell and receive a new heart and a new spirit within you. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). Do not be here when Antichrist reigns and God’s wrath is poured out – “For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” – (I Thes.5:9). “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation” – (Heb.2:3). Now is the time to be saved. The allotted time of your life is ticking away. Hear what Jesus said when He came the first time – The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” – (Mk.1:15).

                                                                                                                                                      Pastor Mike Storti

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