Ted Porter (8 Dec 2009)
"The Lawless One - Chapter VIII"

 

Chapter VIII

 

Chuck made his apologies.  He needed to get back to rehearsals before the end of the day.  He was supposed to meet with the director to discuss that day’s activities and hear what the director’s plans were for the next day.

 

However, Chuck thought he should be free again the next day.  He told them he was leaving them a copy of his script for “The Lawless One” along with a copy of his supplemental notes.

 

They all watched as Chuck walked off.  Stuart was the first to pick up the manuscript.

 

“Let’s see,” said Stuart, “Do we want to look at “Dan, Ham, and a Girl Named Stan”, “Mabus and Methuselah”, “I’m in Heaven”, “God’s Prophet”…”

 

“Hey look, it talks about the abomination in the west wing, except he’s spelling abomination with an “o”.  Probably a misspelling, you think?  It’s then talking about him taking up residence in the temple dedicated to Almighty God, in the nation dedicated to Almighty God, in the country whose motto is, “In God we Trust”.    Here he has the Bible verse.”

 

He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him."  Daniel 9:27 (NIV)

 

Stuart continued, “Hey look, it says “on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination”.  He sure set up an abomination with is his illegal administration.  And to boot, his office is in a wing of the temple.”

 

“That’s true,” said Obadiah.  “The oval office is in the west wing of the White House.  I agree.  He set himself up in this office after he was foreign born, traveling with a foreign passport to countries US citizens were not allowed to visit, here as a foreign student, and foreign financed all the way to boot.  When he did this he committed a complete and utter abomination to the American people.  And he knew exactly what he was doing because he taught US constitutional law for 13 years.  However, the American people were still the ones who selected a foreign man, a foreign god really, to rule over them.”

 

 “Yeah,” said Stuart.  “It even has this Bible verse that fits right in with what you’re saying.”

 

You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not bow down to an alien god.  Psalms 81:9 (NIV)

 

“Then it goes on to say that this abomination will make the American people desolate with a horrendous amount of wasteful payoffs and spending on the order of trillions of dollars.”

 

“That sure seems right on the money,” said Dave, smiling.

 

‘Haw, haw,” said Obadiah, “It doesn’t seem as funny when you realize they are taking it out of your pocket.”

 

“I feel pretty desolate and destitute right now myself,” said Evelyn.

 

“You haven’t seen nuttin’ yet,” said Dave.

 

“Well,” said Stuart.  “The manuscript goes on to say that the end of him is decreed for September 23, 2015.  Interesting.  It doesn’t name him precisely.  It does talk about the time clues that in the middle of the larger seven of years that he will put an end to sacrifices and offerings to God.  We will no longer be able to present ourselves as living sacrifices to God, only as dead ones.  There will be mass beheadings.”

 

“Ugh,” said Evelyn.

 

Stuart continued, “Then Chuck’s script goes back and talks about the clues for the time of year all this starts.  That in the middle of the smaller seven of days we have a time clue as this being the day after Halloween.  That would be the day the sacrifices and offerings to satan for the yearly high black sabbath would be over, would cease.  That would be the dual meaning of this scripture.”

 

“He says that there are dual meanings hidden everywhere.  November 1st, All Saints Day, would be the day after Halloween.  With seven days in a week, like seven arms of a menorah, we have the servant candle in the middle on All Saints Day.  Counting back we have the start of the week on October 29, 2008 when he makes a verbal covenant agreement with many through a multimillion dollar 30 minute commercial.  Counting forward we have the end of the week on November 4, 2008 when the covenant agreement was confirmed by over 66 million Americans.”

 

“Boy, I need to take a breather.”  With that, Stuart let out a sigh.

 

“Yeah, come up for air,” said Virginia.

 

“Here, let me take a look,” said Obadiah.  “Ok, it talks about where others have tried to fit the Roman Emperor Titus as the one who desecrated the wing of the Jerusalem temple in 70 AD.  Others say it was Antiochus IV in 169 BC.  Both are said to have entered the Holy of holies, the place where God had resided.  Both are said to have desecrated this temple.  However, it says that the Holy of holies is definitely not in a wing of the Jerusalem temple.  The Holy of holies is not away from the main body.  It is in the main body.  In fact, the Jerusalem temple doesn’t even have wings.  The holy of holies is a rectangle which is completely surrounded by another rectangle that makes up the temple.  There are no wings.”

 

“Guess you could say those people who believe that are believing in a wing and a prayer,” said Dave.

 

“Funny,” said Virginia.

 

“Seriously though,” said Obadiah.  “What other building in what other country is like the White House?  Remember, it serves as the center for executive power.  Yet the center of that power, the place the President wields that power, the oval office, is not in the main body of the building.  It is in one of its wings.”

 

“Let’s not count out those who believe this scripture is talking about a future Jerusalem temple,” said Dave.  “Someone will need to tell them not to follow the blueprint in the Bible when they go to build it.  They need to build it this time with wings, so they can fly.”

 

“You’re making fun of them,” said Virginia.

 

“Maybe a little,” said Dave.

 

“But maybe they don’t have a sense of humor,” said Virginia.

 

“Good point,” said Dave.  “Don’t tell them I said anything.”

 

Obadiah said, “Let’s change the subject.  Remember back before Chuck left?  I was as amazed as the rest of you how God worked out seven weeks of prophetic years to be the credit for exactly 3,365 years.  But why?  I can see 365 as being the new number of days in a year, rounded off of course.  That is also the number of years Enoch lived.”

 

Dave said, “Checking out its roots, it is divisible by 5 which stands for Grace, and 673.  That is a large prime.  Let me check.  Yes, that is the first prime number after 666.  And of course, 666 is not prime.  The next numbers are divisible by 2 or 3 until you get up to 671.  And 671 is divisible by 61 and 11.  There’s that number 61 again that keeps popping up with the Lawless One.  It’s in his date of birth both right side up and upside down as in 1961.  It’s the 18th prime number as in 6+6+6.  And I just read an interesting article that went into even more:”

 

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/nov2009/kevinh1123.htm

 

“I figured,” said Obadiah, ‘That it has more to do with the number of years extra God was allowing satan beyond what satan thought he was owed.  We have 701 BC, which for addition is -700 without there being a zero year.  Then we have the 2 days of 1000 years or 2000 years which is supposed to be the Gentile Age.  Adding these together I get 2700 years.  So, what is 3365 minus 2700?”

 

Virginia pushed a few buttons on her calculator and answered, “665”.

 

“Wow,” said Obadiah.

 

“Huh?” asked Virginia

 

“Well,” started Obadiah.  If you count inclusively starting at 2700 and ending at 3365 you end up with the number 666.”

 

“Wow,” said Virginia

 

“God certainly has a sense of humor, doesn’t he.” said Dave.

 

…………………………

 

It was getting dark and the street lights were already coming on.  They agreed it was time to stop for the night and meet back the next day at the theatre. 

 

…………………………

 

Early the next day, the five of them met up in the room where they had first met Chuck.  However, Chuck had not yet arrived.  Stuart had taken with him to his hotel the copy of the manuscript Chuck had left them.  Stuart pulled it out.  Dave was the first to speak.

 

 “What comes next after the four horsemen?” asked Dave.

 

“The Lease is Up”, said Stuart.

 

“What comes last?” asked Evelyn.

 

“I’m in Heaven”, said Stuart.

 

“What’s that about?” asked Obadiah

 

“Let’s see,” said Stuart. “It starts off with this Bible verse.”

 

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.  Hosea 4:6

 

“It then goes on to talk about getting into the Kingdom of Heaven,” said Stuart, “about how it doesn’t matter what church or synagogue or assembly you go to, or technically if you even go.  Although you should not forsake the fellowship of like minded people who love Jesus Christ.  It then says that it doesn’t matter for Heaven whether you get water baptized a certain way or if you even do.   That there are churches which teach that one must go to their church or be water baptized in their church to make it into the Kingdom of Heaven but it isn’t true.  They are false churches and are leading many into the depths of Gehenna with their false teachings.  They are part of the end time apostasy that has already come upon the World.”

 

“It goes on to say that what matters is your heart and whether you have been baptized with the Spirit of the living God.  Your heart is what is circumcised, not your foreskin or your body in water baptism.  Those are only outward signs you give for an inward change.  The bottom line is you must believe that Jesus Christ is God, the Son, the creator of Heaven and Earth, that He laid down His life for yours, and that you can have eternal life by confessing to Him that you are a sinner and asking him to forgive you of your sins.  For only God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, and the creator of you, can forgive sins.  It then has this Bible verse:”

 

And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.  And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.  And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?  For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?  But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.  Matthew 9:2-6

 

“Hey, this “I’m in Heaven” section seems to be about getting saved.  But then it has.”

 

Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?  Proverbs 30:4

 

“What’s that about?” asked Stuart.

 

“I would think it would show anyone that has accepted the Old Testament as the Word of God,” said Obadiah, “That the Old Testament testifies of the Son of God and the New Testament tells us the name of the Son of God, which is Jesus Christ, Amen and Amen.”

 

“But what’s this about who has ascended and descended into heaven,” said Stuart.  “I thought we were the ones ascending into Heaven.  Let me read more.”

 

And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.  John 3:13

 

“No man has ascended into heaven except the Son of man who is in heaven.  Seems pretty straightforward.  I see, it is again talking about Jesus.  And while it can be described as a twinkling of an eye when we die, Judgment day is not for over 1,000 years, after the Millennium.  We all will sleep.  We all will be judged.  We can’t go to heaven until we’re judged worthy.  Those that have the blood of Jesus covering their sins will live forever.  Those that don’t will be burnt up in the lake of fire.  When we die, we don’t go to Purgatory as the pagans believe, we go to paradise.  It then quotes the verse about us judging angels.”

 

Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?  I Corinthians 6:3 

 

“It then says that obviously we will only judge the angels that sinned.  And obviously it will not be till Judgment day for it is also written:”

 

For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;  II Peter 2:4

 

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.  Jude 1:6

 

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.  I Corinthians 4:3

 

“And then it says that God sent Judges to rule his people throughout the Old Testament.  But people hated the Judges.  They killed the Judges.  God sent Moses as a judge and ruler, and the people further objected:”

 

This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.  Acts 7:35

 

“Boy, it sure talks about people hating to be judged.  Ain’t that that truth.  They want to do what they want to do when they want to do it.  And they don’t want anyone to tell them not to or hold them accountable or make them pay the consequences.  But often the law of natural consequences catches up with them.”

 

“Then it talks about how we are called to be judges ourselves and to live pure, holy, and blameless lives after we have been redeemed.  And that we will be held accountable if we do not judge wisely.  Here are the verses.”

 

And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.  II Chronicles 19:6

 

They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.  Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?  Jeremiah 5:28-29

 

Virginia said, “Don’t you think it’s amazing how we are called to judge the cause of the fatherless, the rights of the needy.  That makes you think.” said Virginia.

 

“So true,” said Obadiah.  “There’s the verse in the Bible that I memorized as a youth regarding true religion.  It states.”

 

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.  James 1:27

 

“Puts things in perspective,” said Dave.

 

“That all before got me thinking and I’m a little confused,” said Evelyn.  “I read theses stories and see movies where someone like Saint Peter is at the pearly gates of Heaven.  He has this book where he looks up each person’s name when they die and show up at the gates.  If he finds their name in the book, he lets them in.  I never thought that was how it really was.  Never saw that in the Bible.  But it makes a good story.  But what is the real story?”

 

Dave answered, “It’s partly based on the Bible.  There is a book of life which contains the names of everyone that gets into heaven.  But it doesn’t get opened till the end of time when heaven and earth pass away.  Here, let’s look up “book” and “life” in the same verse.  Here we go, this is what I was looking for.  Let me read it.

 

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  Revelation 20:11-12

 

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.  Revelation 20:15

 

“I’m sure glad my name’s written in the book of life,” said Evelyn.

 

“Amen,” said Obadiah.

 

“I’ll second that,” said Dave.  The other two, Virginia and Stuart, nodded in agreement.

 

……………………

 

Chuck entered the room.  “What’d I miss?” said Chuck.

 

“We were going through your script,” said Stuart.

 

“Yes,” said Dave.  “I was especially curious about the section titled, “Mabus and Methuselah.”

 

“Well,” said Chuck.  “Okay.  You know who Methuselah was.”

 

“Sure,” said Dave.  “He was the oldest man who ever lived.”

 

“Right,” said Chuck.  “What else?”

 

“He died right before the flood,” said Obadiah.  “In fact his name means “his death shall bring”.  He is said to have been named by his father based on God supernaturally telling his father that a flood judgment would come upon the whole earth, but not until his son died.”

 

“That’s exactly right,” said Chuck.  “And it appears that we have a similar Methuselah in our own time.  Have you heard of Nostradamus?”

 

“Who hasn’t,” said Stuart.

 

“Well,” said Chuck, “Nostradamus claimed that the prophecies he received came directly from Jesus Christ.  He said that Jesus Christ came directly to him and he wrote down exactly what he was told to write down.  What he wrote down, people did not understand.  He explained this in more detail to the King of France of how there were bad agents in the world and that if these words of prophecy were understood by them, they would keep these prophecies from the people.”

 

“Reminds me of what Jesus told both Daniel and John the disciple with sealing up what Jesus showed them,” said Dave.

 

“That’s absolutely correct,” said Chuck.  “I’ve got the Bible verses.”

 

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.  Daniel 12:4

 

And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.  Revelation 10:4

 

“You see,” continued Chuck, “Nostradamus was already famous for his amazingly accurate yearly almanacs.  However, Nostradamus was quick to point out that these came only from his understanding of the signs in the sun, moon, and stars, with guidance from the Holy Spirit.  I’ve got these Bible verses to read:

 

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Luke 21:25

 

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:  Genesis 1:14

 

And of course there were the Magi from Persia who were said to have been educated by the descendents of people educated by Daniel for looking for the sign of the star in the East foretelling the Messiah.  And then we have the Bible verses:

 

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  I Corinthians 2:12-13

 

While Nostradamus gave the credit to the Holy Spirit acting upon his understanding of the signs in the sky, he said that this was completely different from the direct revelation he received regarding his quatrains in “The Prophecies” that he was really just the scribe.”

 

“But what about Mabus?” asked Dave, “Who is he?”

 

“All in good time”, said Chuck.  “Just think of Mabus as our Methuselah, our canary that we can use to warn us of approaching terror and I would think our salvation, the Rapture.  Unfortunately, if you do much research on Nostradamus you will find much disinformation.  But you will also see much that parallels the book of Revelation.  You will see Nostradamus naming in a way, the first and second horseman in Revelation, the first and second antichrists, so to speak.  The first is named as an anagram of Napoleon Roy.  The second is named very similar to Hitler in Hister.  This name Hister doubles as the older name of the Danube river, on whose banks Hitler grew up as a child.  The third antichrist is not named but his reign of terror is linked in a quatrain to start at the death of Mabus.”

 

“I’ve seen much of this myself,” said Stuart.  “Someone took the last two letters of the last name of the current US president and the first three letters of the last name of the previous US president and Walla, there was the name “Mabus”.  I didn’t this was it.  I thought it had more to do with the letter “b” being substituted for “l” in the older word “Malus”.  Nostradamus was well known for using older words, and switching from French to Latin when he spoke of Christian things.”

 

“Don’t leave us in suspense,” said Virginia.  “What does “Malus” mean?”

 

“Malus” is Latin and can be translated, “the evil one”, continued Stuart.  Pretty appropriate if you ask me.  But it doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know.  It can also be translated as just the word “evil”, and surprisingly, the word “apple”.  So the tree of knowledge of good and evil when read in the Latin Bible could be read as the tree of knowledge of good and apple.  Sort of like a play on words.  Also connects satan I would think with both.  You know how he appeared as the snake in the garden.”

 

“Pretty neat,” said Evelyn.

 

“Yeh,” said Stuart.  “I read that apple and evil part in Joe Kovac’s, “Shocked by the Bible”, book.  I thought it was kind of interesting.  Of course, I was thinking if you take out the middle “l” and put in a “b”, there you are.  And guess who’s first name starts with “b” and the first consonant in his last name is “b”.  And you know, Hebrew doesn’t even have vowels so you could ignore the first vowel anyway, and there you go.

 

“Interesting theory”, said Chuck.  “Definitely connects him.  But hear me out.  I was thinking that Mabus actually means Mabus.  The prophecy says that he will soon die.  That connects him with the evil one as a sign.  But it doesn’t make him the evil one if he soon dies.  Here’s my translation:

 

Mabus will soon die and it will come
Of people and animals a horrible judgment, like a flood
Suddenly the evil one will seek revenge,
A Hundred hand (400 inches), dehydration, starvation, when the comet will cross.

 

Century II, Quatrain 62

 

“Sounds like the time of the two witnesses,” said Obadiah.  You know, when it doesn’t rain at all during their ministry.  They do what Elijah did in stopping the rain.  And without rain you get dehydrated and you can’t grow food, and you can starve.  I’ve got the verse, handy.  Oh, yeah, here it is:”

 

These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.  Revelation 11:6

 

Chuck said, “Good point, but back to the first word of this prophecy, as I was saying.  Now Ray Mabus is the United States Secretary of the Navy reporting to the President.  He was born in 1948, the same year that Israel became a nation.  And like you, Stuart, I think that Mabus can also be an anagram of sorts for “”malus”.  However, another definition of the word “malus” in Latin is “mast”, which is derived from the shape of an apple and stem at the top of a ship’s mast.  Let me look at my notes.  Oh, yes, here is the internet source.”

 

http://www.constellationsofwords.com/Constellations/Pyxis.htm

 

Chuck continued, “Since antiquity there has been a constellation called “Malus” which is the mast of the ship on the larger constellation, “Argo Navis”.  Christian history relates the constellation “Argo Navis” with Noah’s Ark.

 

http://constellationsofwords.com/Constellations/ArgoNavis.html

 

Dave said, “As in the days of Noah.”

 

Obadiah said, “How about that.  And I was noticing how “Argo Navis” is about a ship and “Navis” would be where we get our word “Navy”.  And Ray Mabus is Secretary of the Navy.  Thanks Chuck, that’s pretty good work.”

 

Dave said, “Yes thanks.”

 

Chuck said, “Now what if there was a double sign, not only of Mabus dying, but of a comet crossing over the mast or “Mabus” of “Argo Navis”.  Wouldn’t that be cool!”

 

Stuart said, “Yes, that would be cool, but all of this is speculation.  You can’t just guess what Nostradamus meant by using the future.  It doesn’t prove a thing.”

 

Evelyn said, “I’m going to have to go with Stuart on this one.  Speculation based on what a supposed said over 400 years ago based on future events doesn’t prove anything.  Maybe he was a prophet, maybe he wasn’t.  There are a ton of people now-a-days that call themselves prophets that aren’t.  You can’t be wrong and say you are speaking for God, or say that you can get to Heaven without the blood of Jesus and say you are speaking for God.  I wouldn’t believe any of them.”

 

“What about David Wilkerson and Timothy Snodgrass?” asked Virginia.

 

“Well, I’m sure there are some that are genuine,” said Evelyn.  “But how are you going to tell?”

 

“According to the Bible,” said Obadiah.  “There are tests for prophets of God.  I’ll show you in my Bible, in fact.  Let me look up the word “prophet” in my concordance.  Okay, we find the first instance of the word “prophet” being where God refers to Abraham as a “prophet”.  God appears to a king that is about to take Abraham’s wife as his own because Abraham failed to tell the king that his half-sister was also his wife.  We have:

 

Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.  Genesis 20:7

 

The second is when God refers to Aaron, Moses brother, as a “prophet:”

 

And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.  Exodus 7:1

 

We also have:

 

And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.  Numbers 12:6

 

What I find interesting is that the test of a prophet of God is not just that he predicts the future correctly.  If he predicts the future correctly but tries to lead people away from the Lord, then he also is a false prophet and must be put to death.  Here are some of the verses.

 

If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.  Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.  And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.  Deuteronomy 13:1-5

 

But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.  Deuteronomy 18:20

 

When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.  Deuteronomy 18:22

 

“Good words,” said Dave.  “Regardless, personally I believe that during the end times there will be a multitude of people that prophecy, anyway.  Don’t know if that makes them a full-fledged prophet.  But here, let me look up the verse.”

 

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:  Acts 2:17

 

“However, Evelyn I’m still agreeing with you.  Right now there are many people that say they are speaking for God and they contradict each other.  We know that God is not the author of confusion.  We also know that at one time Elijah was the only prophet of God against 450 prophets of Baal.  We can expect similar odds now, especially with all the current apostasy.”

 

“I agree,” said Chuck.  “And the bottom line is God is in control of everything.  And you could even expect God to leave more clues for His children who are watching.  Guess what?  He has!”

 

“I figured, continued Chuck, “if Ray Mabus was so closely associated with the third antichrist in his death, he would be just as closely associated with him in his birth.  I thought God would leave His people that clue at least.  And guess what?  He did.  There are 13 prophetic years from the birth of Ray Mabus to the birth of the lawless one.

 

“Well, yeah!” said Stuart.  “That would be true about anyone born in 1948.”

 

“I’m talking to the exact day,” said Chuck.

 

Dave said, “We all know that the number of every name of the lawless one is divisible by the number 13.  And we all know that from 1948 to 1961 are 13 regular years just by looking.  But you are saying we will need to calculate out the number of prophetic years.  Let’s see, let me look up the date of birth for Ray Mabus.”

 

Dave typed on his laptop and then announced, “October 11th, 1948.”

 

“Thanks,” continued Chuck.  “And we all probably know by heart, or at least I do, the lawless one’s birthdate, seeing as it is the 216th day of the year, or 6 times 6 times 6.  And seeing that it was Av 9 on the Julian calendar in 70 AD when the Jerusalem temple was destroyed.  So the other date we are trying to get to is August 4, 1961.  Dave, can you type into your spreadsheet the October 11, 1948 date in one cell and then in the next, add to it 13 times 360?”

 

Dave typed into Cell A1:

 

10/11/1948

 

Followed by typing into Cell A2:

 

= A1 + 13 * 360

 

They all looked at the results which were:

 

8/4/1961

 

“I’ve got goosebumps all over my body,” said Evelyn.

 

“Me to,” said Dave, as he stared at the screen.

 

“What a God moment!” remarked Virginia.

 

“What a second witness,” said Chuck.  “But I’ve got a third witness, if you can handle it.  Obadiah, what’s the most common number for counting days in Revelation?”

 

“That’s easy,” said Obadiah.  “1260 days.”

 

“That’s right,” said Chuck.  “Here, let me just share with you the verses I have in my notes.” 

 

1260 Days

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.  Revelation 11:3

 

And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.  Revelation 12:6

 

1260 Days as 42 Prophetic Months of 30 Days Each

But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.  Revelation 11:2

 

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.  Revelation 13:5

 

1260 Days as 3 Prophetic Years or Time, Times, and the Dividing of Times

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.  Daniel 7:25

 

And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.  Daniel 12:7

 

Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.  James 5:17

 

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.  Revelation 12:14

 

“You’ve convinced us,” said Stuart.

 

“You sure have,” said Dave, “and got our attention.  Go on!”

 

Chuck said, “Dave, now subtract 1260 days from the date October 11, 1948 you have in cell A1.”

 

Dave typed into Cell A3:

 

= A1 - 1260

 

They all again looked at the results which were:

 

4/30/1945

 

Chuck said, “Guess what date that is?”

 

“I give up,” said Virginia.

 

“Just tell us,” said Stuart.

 

“Yes, don’t leave us any longer in suspense,” said Obadiah.

 

“That date, April 30th, 1945,” said Chuck, “Amazingly, is the exact date that the second antichrist, Adolph Hitler, died.”

 

The group of five, who had come separately to watch the rehearsals of “The Lawless One”, and had become fast friends the last few days, all sat there dumbstruck, with their mouths open and blank expressions on their faces, not saying a word.

 

 

 

12/8/2009 – Ted Porter