|John Milor is an author of several books, and radio talk show guest for numerous programs, including the Art Bell show. His interest in understanding paranormal phenomenon began at the age of five after hearing his great grandmotherís tale of seeing a UFO hovering over the plains of Kentucky during broad daylight, shortly following the turn of the century. This story, as well as numerous otherworldly encounters of his own, fueled his quest of the unknown. His life literally became an episode of the X-Files on a number of occasions, when he reached the age of twenty one, and was visited by none other than Jesus Christ, in a vision. Since that time, Milor has become a born again Christian, yet continues to investigate paranormal phenomenon, now with a Bible in one hand, and research documentation in the other hand. John has earned two Associates degrees and a Bachelor degree in Business, and works as a Master Sergeant in the Air National Guard. He lives with his family in Fresno, California. All are invited to visit his website to read all his books; they are posted online in their entirety for free reading: http://www.AliensAndTheAntichrist.com. Milor operates a MySpace website @ www.MySpace.com/johnmilor, and welcomes emails as well: email@example.com.
Who is the False Prophet?
by John Milor
Posted: 17:00 October 13, 2007
Shortly following the rapture of the church, (a future event when God will take all the Christians away to heaven prior to the great tribulation), while people are still confused, frightened, and otherwise freaked out, Earth will be ripe for a massive satanic invasion, because the church, which has been holding back the emergence of the Antichrist, will be removed (2 Thessalonians 2:6-8). What will happen next?
Satan has diligently been trying to take over the governments of the world ever since Adam. The pharaoh of Egypt (Exodus), the king of Assyria-Antiochus Epiphanies (Isaiah 10:5), the king of Tyre (Ezekiel 28:11-19), the king of the Grecian Empire-Alexander the Great (Daniel 8:5-26), and Roman rulers such as Herod, his son with the same name, and Nero (Matthew 2; Luke 1:5, 23:6-15; Acts 25:11; 1 Timothy 2:2), were all heavily influenced by the power of Satan. Other national leaders from more recent times, such as Adolph Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and the like are all prime examples of Satan attempting to take over the world. All of these rulers were satanically empowered; most of them were bent on the destruction of the Jews in particular. Most of them had aspirations for world domination, and in most cases, they demanded worship as deities.
They were all types of antichrists, but they weren't the Antichrist. After the rapture of the church, Satan will finally be able to make his big move, empowering a new national leader with more cunning than ever before. Even non-Christians sometimes wonder with trepidation about this figure-the future Antichrist. I suppose it's easy for some people to mistake Jesus's mercy for nonthreatening pacifism, despite the fact that the danger He poses to dissidents is far greater than anything the Antichrist will ever dish out. Regardless of this fact, however, the term "Antichrist" strikes fear into the hearts of many.
Before the Antichrist rises to power, however, he will be preceded by someone known as the false prophet, who will announce his arrival, much the same way John the Baptist announced the arrival of Jesus. Exactly who is this false prophet, briefly mentioned in Revelation 16:13? The more I read the news these days, the more I am becoming convinced that this false prophet is currently walking in the global spotlight, and I think I know who he is! Scripture states that the identity of the Antichrist won't be revealed until after the rapture of the church (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8), but there's no mention of not being able to know who the false prophet is, especially when he's making it so obvious.
2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 (bracketed comments added)
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he [the Church] who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way [in the rapture]. And then shall that Wicked [the Antichrist] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
In order to show my thinking about this coming false prophet, I first need to elaborate a little more on the Antichrist and his future kingdom. For starters, the Antichrist can only come from one specific place, and the Bible points out exactly where that place is; there is no need for a guessing game. Daniel's visions actually aren't that hard to understand; all it takes is a little common sense to see that they talk about ten kingdoms in a specific geographical region (within the vicinity of the Mediterranean Sea). Saying the ten kingdoms of Daniel's visions are ten governmental types, or an economic treaty between ten countries, or any other manner of creative interpretation, goes further and further away from what scripture actually says.