From the day we started the Keys of Knowledge list, I knew the day would come that I would be thought by some to be in league with the devil or antichrist, or of even being the antichrist himself. Therefore, to make life easier at a future time, I decided to spend the first few months of this list talking about what? Yes, the antichrist. When the list began, we covered in great detail, Revelations Chapter Thirteen, the Beast, the mark, and the number.
There we presented powerful evidence that the antichrist was not just one powerful individual, but a system of authority that was already in existence in the days of Jesus and still exists today. There are certain individuals who strongly represent the antichrist, but are not the antichrist itself.
Here is evidence that there is not just one antichrist:
"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." (I John 2:18)
We did show that the one who best represented the embodiment of the antichrist was Hitler and that he was the Abomination who makes desolate, as prophesied by Daniel, and again by Jesus in Matthew 24. We spent some one hundred plus postings in Revelations 13 and never did get to Daniel who does give some additional details as follows:
Dan 8:9 "And out of one of them came forth a little horn (Hitler and Nazi Germany), which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land." Hitler expanded his territories in all directions.
Dan 8:10 "And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them." Many of the Brotherhood and disciples incarnated into Germany, and Hitler and the Nazi's trampled them to the ground, and destroyed them and the work they were attempting to do. In late 1944 he had five thousand of the lights of Germany put to death thus extinguishing any internal light who could oppose him.
Dan 8:11 "Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host..." Hitler often stated that the third Reich would rule for 1000 years because he thought he was the Messiah who would bring in the new age thus magnifying him "to the prince of the host."
"...and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered." (Dan 8:11-12) This language symbolically describes the plight of the Jews under Hitler. Their means of worship came to a screeching halt. Hitler trampled on the truth and prospered as no other conqueror in history.
Dan 8:23 "And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up." Hitler was truly a man of fierce countenance. "Understanding dark sentences" should read "understanding problems." He was indeed good at seeing the problem and presenting a solution that many people seemed to admire.
Dan 8:24 "And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people." Hitler received his power from cooperation with the Dark Brotherhood. From Daniel's point of view the holy people would have been the Jews which Hitler attempted to completely destroy.
Dan 8:25 "And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand."
Let us give the Concordant translation of this which many scholars believe to be very close to the original: "By his intelligence he causes deceit to prosper in his hand. In his heart he is magnifying himself, and with ease will he ruin many. Against the Chief of chiefs will he stand, yet at the limit of his hand he shall be broken."
Hitler was very intelligent and did cause deceit to prosper as no other. He magnified himself and ruined many. Now where it tells us that he will go up against the Prince of princes is a curious phrase. Many fundamentalists see this as the antichrist having the gall to stand up and attack Christ himself when he makes his glorious second coming. Some think he is going to shoot a missile, laser or something as Christ is lighting up the sky with his angels.
This type of unrealistic interpretation illustrates the fallacy of literally interpreting from the Bible without the aid of the Holy Spirit. Did Hitler stand up against the Prince of princes or the Christ? Yes he did. The Dark brothers took the side of the Axis powers with Hitler in the lead and the Brotherhood of Light supported the side of the Allies led mostly by Churchill with the support of Roosevelt.
The Christ himself had a strong connecting link with Churchill and protected his life and gave him many of the words that he spoke. When all looked lost for England, and possibly the world, Churchill gave his "we will never surrender" speech; the Christ overshadowed him and gave him the words to say. Thus when Hitler attempted to destroy this new leader of England he was indeed fighting against the intelligence of the Master himself.
The verse ends with: "but he shall be broken without hand." And many Christians believe that Christ is just going to zap him with a bolt of lightening or something when he comes, but few realize this is a mistranslation. The Concordant version more correctly reads: "...yet at the limit of his hand he shall be broken."
Hitler played his hand to the limit and then he was broken. In his broken condition he committed suicide. I ask you, how can one be in a more broken condition than one who will take his own life?
Let us end this commentary with an exegesis of this poorly translated phrase: "...by peace shall destroy many." Because of this mistranslation many fundamentalists are looking forward to an antichrist who seems to be a man of peace, like the real Christ was. It should be obvious that the statement is mistranslated, for one cannot destroy with peace.
It is true you can deceive by pretending to be for peace as Hitler did when it suited him, but you cannot destroy "by" using peace. The concordant version is more accurate. It says: "with ease will he ruin many." This seems to fit, for Hitler did easily ruin many. This word from which both peace and ease was translated from is the Chaldean word: SHALUW which implies that he destroyed many from a secure position. In other words he was happy to destroy those who could not fight back. Thus the original language implies a meaning that makes much more sense than one who destroys "by peace."
It is a sad thing that so many Bible believers are misled by this statement and thus label many good people who are sincerely attempting to work toward peace on earth, goodwill to men, as being evil. I join here with Isaiah and declare: "Woe unto those who call good evil and evil good."
Isaiah also says this about peace: "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!" (Isa 52:7) The true servants of God publish peace and good tidings for there is nothing too good to be true.
Look at the true evil men in our history. What tidings of peace and good have they proclaimed. I find it ironic that when I publish peace (Project Peace and Goodwill), good tidings (the main antichrist has come and gone and it is possible to make a much more gentle entry into the new age than many think), and salvation (deliverance from illusion), that I am suspected of being the antichrist or in league with him. The point is that Bible believers must go contrary to their own scriptures to come to such a conclusion.
Jesus said "by their fruits ye shall know them." Part of your fruit is the people you gather around you for like cleave to like. Hitler gathered around him people like himself. These were individuals with large egos, cold and calculating, people who didn't think twice about having a Jew or another innocent person executed. Now look at the people we have gathered on this list. Most of these people are so harmless that they would not even step on a bug, but would pick him up and move him out of the way.
Would you say that those on this list are of fierce countenance, full of hate, unconcerned about the pain of others? By this ye shall know that you are my disciples - that ye love one another. We are indeed not perfect here nor were the disciples of Jesus, but we do all love each other and would go out of our way to help each other.
And how about ego? There are always some problems with ego, but overall I think we have a pretty humble group.
Am I or others on the list, of fierce countenance? No one I know thinks of me that way. My wife keeps telling me that I make her think of a young child - sometimes innocent and sometimes careless like one.
And how about the Song? What fruit has that borne? Peace, love and hope to those who use it. How about my writings? What kind of fruit does that create?
Independence of thought, soul contact, interest in gaining more knowledge, interested in escaping from illusion, interest in initiating projects that will help humanity, interest in applying the name of Christ which is to help your brother. They also bring many to the scriptures who had lost interest in them.
I ask of skeptics. Is this the fruit of evil? The only argument could be that some may fear that there is evil here. But I answer that fear does not come from writing, a Song, or a group; but fear comes from the heart of the individual. If someone is afraid of some invisible evil for which no evidence exists then that fear is of his own doing.
Imperfection is one thing and you can find that in anyone if you look closely enough, but for evil one has to look at the intent of the heart. I would match the purity of heart of the 200 on this list with any other group of 200 on this planet.
For more evidence that Hitler was a true representative of antichrist energies I would suggest that one read my first 100 posts to this list.
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