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The "6000 YEAR WAIT"
and the ESSENE "MILLENNIAL WEEK",
provide clues to the REV 13:5-18 SECOND BEAST,
FALSE PROPHET, AND THE
MARK of the BEAST,
WHOSE NUMBER IS 666
I disagree with Dr. Barbara Thiering's premise that
Jesus Himself was not behind the Rev. 13 picture of
the second [two horned] lamb-like beast which was
actually a DRAGON posing as a lamb.
Thiering proposes that this BEAST is actually
SIMON MAGUS the GNOSTIC LEADER that
Jesus' followers Peter and Paul were able to defeat
in the first to fourth centuries, but whose modern followers
[Gnostic and Charismatic] have had an impressive
resurgence in the 20th century as the new
What we can agree on, however, is that between these TWO EVENTS or RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS, a gap of about 1500 - 1800 years, there was a sense or period of
WAITING, that for Christians, at least, was WAITING FOR JESUS TO RETURN
while for those disappointed by Middle Ages Ecclesiastic
PAPAL AUTHORITY and CORRUPTION
these were waiting for the return or
LATTER REIGN OF THE
Now that we have witnessed what actually happened on Oct 22, 1844 and the Pentecostal Revival in Wales and on Azusa Street around 1900. And the "Rapture 88" movement on Sept 11-13, 1988. And what happened in Japan [Atomic Bombs] Aug. 4, 1945. And in Israel and Jerusalem in 1948 and on June 7, 1967 [Jerusalem regained as Israel's capital] -- we can decide what was really meant by the ESSENE authors of Rev. 13.
Dr. Barbara Thiering PhD, an expert in "Gospel Pesher" and author of the 1992 book "Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls" identifies 2 major Essene leaders [both with a Taw on their foreheads and or right hands] who could qualify as the two beasts of Rev. 13 in Essene symbolism. Jesus and Simon Magus!
6 "Then He opened His MOUTH in blasphemy against God [Jehovah-Yahweh], to blaspheme His NAME [YHWH], His tabernacle ["Destroy this temple and I will rebuild it in THREE DAYS!] and Those who dwell in "Heaven"." [The ESSENES who dwell in Qumran-Heaven.]
7 "It was granted to Him [Jesus and Rome] OR maybe [Simon Magus and Rome] to make war with the SAINTS [Essenes] and overcome them."
[Since this didn't occur until 74 AD, at Masada's mass suicide, I'll say Jesus wrote this in Kashmir.]
"And AUTHORITY was given Him over every tribe, tongue, and nation." [Not true until Christianity defeated ROME. in the 4th Century AD]
8 "All who dwell on the EARTH will WORSHIP Him. whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
[Since Jesus and Simon Magus reigned TOGETHER at Qumran for FORTY-TWO months, and both were crucified TOGETHER, and both survived crucifixion, ["resurrected"], Rev. 13 can apply equally to both of them. Also both of them claimed to be "God" ["blasphemy"] and both at one time or another, was at "war" with part or all of the other ESSENES. [verses 6 and 7] However, to support my view that Jesus Himself, not Simon Magus is ALSO the SECOND BEAST, verses 7b and 8 can only apply to HIM, and not until after Constantine and the Council of Nicaea.
Simon Magus was never declared
part of a "Divine Trinity" while Jesus
was so declared in the Fourth century
AD at the Council of Nicaea!
Revelation Ch. 13 was written or dictated by Jesus Christ. possibly while He was in Kashmir!
td="table24"> 4 "So they worshipped the DRAGON who gave authority to the BEAST; and they worshipped the BEAST; saying, 5 "Who is like the BEAST? Who is able to make war with Him?"
[The ROMAN CATHOLIC "BEAST" who eventually put its POWER behind the NAZIS and then the COMMUNISTS!]
continue on to WAIT page 2 and look at other things humanity has WAITED
FOR -- >
1. The Jews are still WAITING for the MESSIAH who will make Israel the CAPITAL of all the EARTH with them [the Jews] in charge!
2. The PENTECOSTALS, although DISAPPOINTED on Rosh Hashanah of 1988 are still hoping to be RAPTURED any day now to Heaven with Spiritual Bodies incapable of PAIN or SICKNESS or DEATH but capable of every sort of PLEASURE [including SEXUAL] they can imagine. [Marriage no longer necessary!]
3. Most other Christians will be satisfied with ETERNAL LIFE of any sort, but assume this will not be VEGETARIAN. [That is only a requirement for Hindus and Buddhists, who REINCARNATE, not RESURRECT!]
4. Seventh-day Adventists, once Jesus appears to resurrect them and perhaps a few others who will keep ALL the TEN COMMAND-MENTS, or agree to do so if allowed to LIVE AGAIN [FOREVER] -- will be required to perform JURY DUTY [not really a chore for them] for 1000 yrs in a heavenly court-room. Then watch as their sentences are carried out [painful burning to death in a "Lake of Fire"] of their former family, friends, and neighbors.
After which they will be allowed to enjoy a less structured life, including farming and building houses and perhaps raising children who died before reaching adulthood. This later life-time will never come to an end. But BOREDOM is not allowed. Becoming another "Adam and Eve" on another planet is perhaps an option.
5. The present WAIT for Seventh-day Adventists is "WAITING" for a national SUNDAY LAW, then a world-wide inter-national SUNDAY LAW, with a DEATH DECREE for those who refuse to WORK on Saturday, the Seventh-day Sabbath.
6. Liking the suspense and importance of such a DEATH DECREE, other Protestant Christians have changed the requirement to denying Christ in a meaningful way, obeying instead an ANTI-CHRIST ruler of some sort. If they resist they'll live on in heaven, but must be BEHEADED to achieve this reward from a Trinitarian Jesus, Who is, of course, ALL POWERFUL. But King of the JEWS once more.
7. A speculative requirement to live on, be this on earth or in heaven, is to recieve THE MARK OF THE BEAST, a TAW, or 666. OR in Seventh-day Adventist theology keep Saturday as the Sabbath.
Then it becomes the "Seal of God" NOT the "Mark of the Beast" -- keeping SUNDAY.
CLICK ANYWHERE ON THE ABOVE PICTURE TO FIND OUT WHAT THE NUMBER
STOOD FOR AT QUMRAN, AND FIND OUT THAT JESUS HIMSELF HAD ON HIS FOREHEAD THIS MARK, THE MARK OF THE BEAST!