Today’s scripture verse can be summed up and exactly mirrored in two prophetic scriptures from Revelation and Daniel; “And their dead bodies lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” “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.” In today’s verse it says, “And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, says the Lord, the Lord of hosts.” This statement is made after the transgressors are come to a full and there is chaos everywhere. The fierce king is the anti-Christ mentioned in today’s text, the same as mentioned in the text of Daniel, and is the Beast who murdered the two prophets who preached against the system of the anti-Christ. The Prophet’s bodies were left in the streets to rot, but they were resurrected after 3 1/2 days and brought into the Kingdom of God. Christ Jesus was crucified in the spiritual place of Sodom and Egypt, Egypt representing bondage to sin (bondage to the anti-Christ), and Sodom represents every fleshly perversion imaginable.
Today’s scripture verse reveals a definite pattern which gives rise to the anti-Christ. 1) Christ Jesus comes to bring liberation from the bondage of sin. This liberation from sin melts the hold that the anti-Christ has over us. 2) As some begin to live the Born Again experience in Christ Jesus, others refuse to surrender and hold on to their sinful behavior. This causes a lot of chaos and division from person to person, city to city, and nation to nation. 3) The spirit of those under the bondage of sin begins to lose spirit when the Light begins to shine on their darkness. They seek answers somewhere since all of their dependable counselors are not working. They begin to seek to the modern god of knowledge, charmers, wizards, and to familiar spirits. In other words, they are seeking demonic guidance, not to adhere to Godly advice. 4) Then, the anti-Christ will rise to power to rule over them, and he is cruel and fierce. The anti-Christ will imprison, persecute, and murder all the Children of Light who has weakened the spirit of those whose lifestyle is soaked in the lusts of this world and seek the modern god of knowledge. Even so, like the prophets who were murdered, we who accept what Christ Jesus did for us on the Cross will rise again, we will hear the words “Come up hither” and we will live in the Kingdom of God forever.
Christ Jesus knew that His offering of the remission of sin would ruffle the feathers of Satan, the anti-Christ, and the incarnation of the 666. The anti-Christ can only manipulate us through the sin that is in us, but Christ Jesus makes that sin dormant at the Cross. Those living under servitude to the modern god of knowledge realize that they have an enormous challenge being in charge over people who proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord of lords and King of kings. This is why it is so important for us to confess with our mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. In the presence of the Spirit of Christ, those living to usher in the system of the anti-Christ are weakened and their heart melts. This is why there is so much hostility and strong efforts to eliminate the Message of the Cross of Christ from our world. The system of the anti-Christ is weakened when people desire to put up Nativity scenes, to make public prayers, and to post the Ten Commandments in public places. The system of the anti-Christ is weakened by the existence of the Nation of Israel!
The Spirit of Christ Jesus sets us apart from the ways of this world. We do not contribute to harsh and aggressive conflict that leads to various types of chaos. Instead, we have the Spirit of Redemption living in us, we have a desire to see people being reconciled to the Spirit of God through the Cross of Christ. But the kingdom of this world will be in turmoil because they reject the remission of sin and the infilling of the Holy Spirit that is offered to us at the Cross of Christ. Sin will become so rampant and full in the world that there is no consideration for one another. God’s spirit of Love, Peace, Faithfulness, and Perseverance will be very scarce. The anti-Christ comes to power because he is able to capitalize on people’s lusts to retain their sinful way of life. Before the rise of the cruel and fierce king, conflict will abound! Sin will have dominion of people’s life and they will fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. Today, we need to confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and to believe in our heart.
During the time of chaos and conflict and global turmoil, people will be seeking for solutions to bring peace! BUT, they consciously and vehemently oppose the Living God, the Message of the Cross of Christ, and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Whether they realize it or not, they are asking for the anti-Christ to rule over them! They readily live by the modern god of knowledge that cleaves to our flesh, and it is a component of the 666. That god of knowledge will not distribute information that inspires faith in God the Father, God the Son, or God the Holy Spirit. The multitudes of transgressors seek answers from those who agree with their sinful positions, ideologies, and way of life. Even then, they have trouble establishing the counsel they want to hear. They seek their idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards. They want to hear flatteries, words of peace, and words that are conjured up to console their desire for the materialism and pleasures of the world. The anti-Christ will be that person, that fierce and cruel king will be skillful in his deceit, flatteries, and words of peace. We have to always maintain our faith that only Christ Jesus is the Prince of Peace, and to always confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Verse four of today’s text says, “And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, says the Lord, the Lord of hosts.” Those seeking to live by the standards of Sodom and Egypt will receive the leader that they respond to! That fierce and cruel king will try to eliminate every occurrence where the Spirit of Christ exists, to eliminate the Holy Land, to annihilate the Jewish people, and to eliminate anyone who refuses to abide by the system of the anti-Christ, the 666. Revelation 17 will make interesting reading to you because the ten kingdoms of the world that the anti-Christ rules over will desolate “uncleanness.” BUT, it will not be made clean by the Holy Spirit, just the type of clean you see at hospitals, mental institutes, prisons, etc! The anti-Christ is very treacherous, deceitful, and full of betrayals. “And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth. “And the ten horns which thou saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.” Christ Jesus cleanses our spirit and soul by the Holy Spirit when we accept what He has done for us on the Cross. Having our yard mowed and clean does not make our soul and spirit clean.
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he finds it swept and garnished. Then goes he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.” Luke 11:24-26
“The burden of Egypt. Behold, the Lord rides upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards. And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, says the Lord, the Lord of hosts.” Isaiah 19:1-4
“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.” Daniel 8:23
“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” Revelation 11:8 KJV
“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34
Revelation 17:5, 16 “And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth. “And the ten horns which thou saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.”