Ron Reese (12 July 2011)
"The TWO "Revealings" of the Antichrist"

This is Part 4 in a series of at least 6 parts.  Parts 1, 2, and 3 are linked below:
1.  Obama's geneologies
2.  Does the Bible Say the Antichrist is homosexual?
3. OBAMA--THE FUTURE ANTICHRIST--SATAN INCARNATE  July 5, 2011--For some reason, the July 5th letters were not available at the time of the writing of this current email, so I was unable to link Part 3.
                                        THE TWO REVEALINGS OF THE ANTICHRIST
Another one of the supposed reservations that some Christians have as to why they believe that we cannot be in the Final 7 Years, and that we cannot know for certain that Obama is the Antichrist, is found in 2nd Thessalonians, Chapter 2, where the "Revealing" of the Antichrist takes place.  In this post, and my next post, I will attempt to deal with the TWO revealings of the Antichrist.  Because of progressive revelation, I am very confident that there are TWO Scriptural revealings, not just one, of the Antichrist.
2nd Thessalonians, Chapter 2 is a controversial chapter, as it has a lot of different interpretations of a lot of different topics.  One of the main contorversies is the subject of the "Revealing of the Antichrist".  The term "Revealed", when referring to the Antichrist, is only mentioned three times in Scripture, and all three are in the same chapter, which is 2nd Thess., Chap. 2. 
Mainly because of the verses in this controversial chapter, some Christians say that there is absolutely NO way that we can know for certain the identity of the Antichrist, because the Rapture has not happened yet.  Other Christians declare that until we see the Abomination of Desolation take place, or see the Antichrist sitting in a newly rebuilt Temple, declaring himself to be God, there is NO way that we can know for sure who the Antichrist is.  Others say the revealing of the Antichrist will be in the middle of the Final 7 Years, when the Antichrist recovers from the mortal head wound.  Most Christians have very strong views on this topic, so most Christians (but there have been a few) have not jumped on the bandwagon and joined me in boldly, and unapologetically proclaiming, "There is absolutely NO doubt that Barack Hussein Obama will become the future Antichrist."
I must admit that, until recently, this was a confusing chapter to me, as it has been to Christians over the centuries.  Biblical scholars have used this chapter to support both of the main theories on just when the Antichrist is revealed.  Verses 1--3 seem to tell us that the Antichrist is "Revealed" first, and then the Rapture takes place.  Verses 6--9 seem to tell us that the Rapture takes place first, and then the Antichrist is "Revealed".  If we are interpreting these verses correctly, then there can only be one conclusion.
It is my very strong belief that progressive revelation has given us the answer.  Since the Fall of 2008, Christians have had the answer available to them, although only a relatively few discerning watchmen have discovered the answer.  All of us have had the huge advantage of living to see the first "Revealing" of the Antichrist, which is a tremendous advantage over Bible scholars throughout the centuries.  Because of progressive revelation, we have the advantage of knowing that there are, just like 2nd Thessalonians suggests, TWO REVEALINGS OF THE ANTICHRIST.  We no longer have to try to reconcile the two supposedly conflicting positions.
In today's post, we will attempt to deal with the 2nd "Revealing" of the Antichrist, which starts at the EXACT midpoint of the Final 7 Years.  This "Revealing" takes place on the very first day of the 1260-day Great Tribulation.  We can know that this is the "Revealing" spoken of in 2nd Thessalonians 2:6--9, because in Revelation we are given a very specific time frame, and a very specific event.  This 2nd "Revealing" of the Antichrist is found in Revelation 13.  The 2nd "Revealing" of the Antichrist will be his "Revealing" to the whole world.
According to Rev. 13, the day that the Beast, or Antichrist, recovers from the mortal head wound will be the day that begins the 1260-day Great Tribulation, as we see in verse 5, "and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months."  Because of this amazing recovery, according to verse 3, "all the world wondered after the Beast".  This will be the man who becomes the World Dictator of the one-world government, as we see in verse 7, "and power was given unto him over ALL kindreds, and tongues, and nations."  This will be the man who becomes Satan incarnate, as we see in verse 2, "and the dragon (Satan) gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority." 
Summarizing the above paragraph, in one sentence, we can say that the "Revealing" of the Antichrist to the whole world will take place EXACTLY forty-two months, or 1260 days, before the literal 2nd Coming of Christ, and 1260 days after the starting date of the Final 7 Years, with the recovering of the mortal wound of the leader of the one-world government.  This "Revealing" of the Antichrist to the whole world is the 2nd "Revealing".  We can tie this 2nd "Revealing" to 2nd Thess. 2:9, "Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders."
Obviously, the one-world government, and the recovering of a mortal head wound by the World Dictator, have not yet taken place yet.  So, if this were to be the only "Revealing" of the Antichrist, we could not say, with certainty, who the Antichrist will be.  However, there is another event, equally as distinct, equally as Biblical, as the 2nd "Revealing" of the Antichrist, which is the recovering of the mortal head wound.  Because of this one very distinct Biblical event, there is a first "Revealing" of the Antichrist.  It is because of this amazing happening in the Bible, that has recently taken place, that we can KNOW the identity of the Antichrist.  The evidence is overwhelming and conclusive, so we can say with complete confidence that the FUTURE ANTICHRIST IS BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.
This concludes Part A of Part 4--The Two "Revealings" of the Antichrist.  There are two very distinct Biblical events that "Reveal" the Antichrist.  The 2nd "Revealing" is for the whole world.  The 1st "Revealing" is for discerning watchmen.  Jesus said that we COULD know.  He did not say that the whole church world WOULD know.  I believe the great mystery of 2nd Thess., Chap. 2, has been revealed.  There really are TWO "Revealings" of the Antichrist, just like this chapter has been telling us right along. 
My next post, hopefully soon, will deal with the 1st "Revealing" of the Antichrist.  Please hold your questions on the content of this post until after I have posted Part B.  I will not attempt to answer your questions until you have read Part B.  Thank you for your consideration.
Ron Reese