THE FIRST SEAL: HAS IT BEEN BROKEN? by Jeff Wingo

The Lamb opening the book with seven seals by Matthias Gerung, 1530-1532.

The Lamb opening the book with seven seals by Matthias Gerung, 1530-1532.

Has the first seal of the 7 sealed scroll of the book of Revelation been broken? As you may recall, the Apostle John, the author of the book of Revelation, was shown a sealed scroll in heaven that no one was worthy to open (Rev. 5); only the Lamb of God was found worthy to receive the scroll and break the seals. This scroll was given to the Lamb, who is Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God “who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Jesus takes the scroll, breaks the first seal, and begins to unroll it. Each seal reveals an aspect of the judgment of God upon the Earth. Once the Lamb takes the scroll and the 1st seal is broken, John hears a loud noise like roaring thunder.

Revelation 6:1-2

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

With the breaking of the 1st seal, the noise of thunder is heard, which is an ominous warning of Divine judgment. And with that, John is invited to observe the resulting after-effects. It is then that he observes a rider on a white horse. That the rider has a crown is very significant. In this case the crown is the wreath worn by a conqueror. His power in conquest is also implied by the white horse, signifying his position as a victor. According to Albert Barnes, “the horse was an emblem of fleetness, and, consequently, of the rapidity of conquest.” With his bow and crown he goes forth as a victor, conquering the world.

Who is the rider on the white horse? The rider is none other than the Antichrist, the Beast of Revelation. The opinion of commentators of ages past is that this is a symbol of Christ, going forth, conquering the world with the power of the gospel. While it is true that the gospel has the power to redeem the human heart, and thus conquer the power of sin, Jesus did not come to Earth the first time as a conquering king to subdue the nations of the Earth; He came as the Redeemer of mankind, and He said His kingdom is not of this world:

John 18:36:  Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Jesus will subdue the nations at His Second Coming. But before He returns again, the world will experience the judgment of Antichrist. So the king of Revelation 6:2 is not Christ, but the embodiment of the spirit of antichrist, the Beast of the book of Revelation. He is also the Willful King of the prophet Daniel (11:36), and the man of sin, the son of perdition of the Apostle Paul (2 Thess. 2:3).  He has many names in the Bible, but he is better known as the Antichrist, the antithesis of God and His anointed King, Jesus.

Since the Antichrist Beast is released upon the Earth with the breaking of the 1st seal, I think we can reasonably conclude that the seal has not yet been broken. The person of the Antichrist is not yet active on the Earth at this time, however, the spirit of antichrist is. 

A few prophecy teachers today are declaring that the 1st seal has been broken, and they offer their arguments and proofs to substantiate their claims. But, I think if we forget the arguments and opinions, and stick with the biblical text, we can see that the seal is still intact at this point in time. The individual who is the Antichrist is not yet revealed. He is still imprisoned in Tartarus (see Rev. 9:11, and my book, Alien Antichrist).

What we are seeing in the world today is the increasing power of the spirit of antichrist.

At one time the United States was one of the most Christian nations on the face of the Earth. But since the 1960’s we have seen the increasing erosion of the Judeo-Christian standard and ethic that were the founding principles of America. Biblical Christianity is now seen by those in positions of power, such as the media and the courts, as an enemy of the state, and Bible Christians are seen as a threat to freedom and progress. This is why it is so important for those opposed to the Bible to remove displays of the Ten Commandments, public displays of faith and prayer, and other reminders of the Christian faith.

Every religion and voice in the United States is allowed except the Bible and the Christian voice; you can also see this around the world, especially in countries dominated by Islam and various other religions that deny the unique position of Jesus Christ. Think about it: why is the name of every god on Earth allowed, but at the mention of the name of Jesus Christ, the hue and cry of atheists and others is deafening, and absolutely stunning.

This is evidence that the spirit of antichrist is gaining more power and influence; and this trend will continue as we move closer to prophetic fulfillment.

No, the 1st seal hasn’t been broken yet, but we may be closer than any of us can realize. Expect the spirit of Antichrist to gain more power and momentum, and also anticipate the power and influence of deception to increase at a very rapid rate.

As Christians we do have hope, and of course our hope is found in our relationship with Jesus. The Bible instructs us to remain steadfast and continue in our faith:

2 Timothy 3:12-15

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But  evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

 

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo

Please note: I am a little late this week posting articles and updating my blog. Last week powerful storms came through the area and knocked out my phones and Internet access. Thank you for your patience!

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Thanks,

Jeff


bookcoverimagealien-antichrist1[1]If you would like to learn more about the power of deception and the spirit of antichrist then I recommend my book Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days.

The book is an in-depth look at the relationship between UFO and alien phenomena and the Antichrist Beast mentioned by the Biblical prophets such as Joel, Daniel, and the Apostles John and Paul. All of them spoke about the end of days and an invasion of our planet by the Fallen Ones. Joel called them a “great army, ” and Daniel said the Beast would lead the world to worship an “alien god.”

Paul said the strong delusion of the last days will be linked with a strange sight in the heavens that is meant to be observed–and he linked this strange sight in the heavens with the Man of Sin, the Antichrist. John revealed that the Fallen Angels will be cast to the Earth, and this will be linked with fire from the heavens–with that said, did you know that angels are called ministers of fire? Are UFOs chariots of God? Or, are the UFO Chariots we see a type of angel? What are the wheels within the wheel that Ezekiel saw, and are they actually UFOs? I address all of this in the book!

Get the book and be informed, then when the aliens suddenly appear in the heavens and invade Earth you will know the truth of what is going on and won’t fall for the Great Deception. The Lord said that His people perish for lack of knowledge: be armed, be informed!

You can get the book at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. And if you have Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Prime you can download a copy free through that program!

Alien Antichrist: The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days.

Thanks, and God Bless You!

Jeff Wingo

THE BEAST RISES: POPULAR MEDIA PROMOTES THE BEAST by Jeff Wingo

Damien Posters for the A&E Series. Photo by  Kate Stanhope, HollywoodReporter.com

Damien Posters for the A&E Series. Photo by Kate Stanhope, HollywoodReporter.com

A&E Networks has a new show in the works: called, Damien, it picks up the life of Damien Thorne 25 years after the events that occurred in the 1976 supernatural thriller, The Omen, which starred Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, and others.

According to the story line, Damien Thorne was born to the wife of American diplomat Robert Thorne (Gregory Peck). It is revealed throughout the movie that the boy Damien has evil supernatural powers, and is destined to grow up to become the final Antichrist as revealed in the book of Revelation. The new series produced by A&E picks up the story 25 years later.

Well, this past weekend, the Comic-Con convention was held in San Diego. Evidently, every year a group of Christians hold a protest outside the convention hall for this particular event, handing out pamphlets and waving signs that proclaim the gospel message, “Faith in Jesus Saves,” etc. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this year, to promote the new A&E series, the Network hired its own “protestors” to disrupt the Christians by waving signs advertising their new occult series, Damien.

Posters for the new A&E series, Damien. Photo from HollywoodReporter.com

Posters for the new A&E series, Damien. Photo from HollywoodReporter.com

As you can see from the above photo, the sign held by the A&E “protestor” says, “From Flame Damien Will Rise.” In the second photo to the right the sign loudly proclaims, “The Beast Rises.” The sign features the snout of a vicious dog pointing skyward as a metaphor of the rising Beast. The accompanying sign features the infamous number of the Beast, 666.

While it is certainly true that the new A&E series Damien is a work of fiction based on the biblical idea of Antichrist, isn’t it very interesting that the attitude of the world is to celebrate with excitement the arrival of the Beast, even if it is a fictional tale portrayed as a series on TV.

I find it even more intriguing that the sign makers, no doubt following the instructions of the series writers and promoters, portray the Beast as rising from the flames of hell. How interesting that they seem to be following the biblical narrative: as a Beast rising from the abyss.

Revelation 9:1-3, 11 :  And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power….And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

As you can see, clearly the text reveals that the Beast (also popularly called the Antichrist), rises from the bottomless pit, or abyss. The final end-time dictator of the world, the Antichrist Beast, is not a human being; he is not a human political or religious leader, or a Muslim from the Middle East.

Odilon Redon Apocalypse of St. John, 1899.

Odilon Redon Apocalypse of St. John, 1899.

The biblical text reveals that he is a supernatural being who rises from the abyss once the key is provided to a “star,” which is a powerful angel (I believe this is Satan), who unlocks the abyss, removes the lid, and releases not only the Beast, but an army of locust-like creatures who will torment the world for five months.

As if to strengthen his argument, the writer of Revelation, the Apostle John, repeats the information several more times. The coming Antichrist Beast of the book of Revelation arises from the abyss.

Revelation 11:7:  And when they (the two witnesses) shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Revelation 17:8:  The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Indeed, the end-time ruler of planet Earth will be a Beast that rises from the flames of a hellish abyss. He is there even now, suffering, and awaiting his release from the dark prison of Tartarus, the lowest place in the abyss; in fact, Tartarus is often described as a well, the well of the abyss; a place even lower than the abyss itself.

The fans of Damien are celebrating the release of this new series on A&E Television, and interestingly, when the real Beast is released from the abyss, the world will celebrate its new leader.

Revelation 13:4: And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

I wonder if anyone ever stops to realize, or even consider the fact, there is a biblical reality behind this fictional series? The writers don’t seem to mind as they mock the biblical gospel, and revealed biblical truth, regarding the real Antichrist Beast—-the end-time ruler who will, in the near future, rise from the abyss. God has revealed all of this in His Word, and as the Bible reveals, God is not mocked (Galatians 6: 7).

I have said, and others have as well, that the people of the world are being mentally and emotionally conditioned to respond in a positive way when the Antichrist Beast does rise from the abyss. It appears that the conditioning process is working just fine; and it also appears to be working overtime.

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo


You don’t have to be deceived by the conditioning process of the world system. Jesus died, was buried, and three days later conquered the grave, giving eternal life to all who call upon His name. Come to faith in Christ, believe the gospel, and be saved from the power of sin, and the deceitful world system (See 1 Cor.15:1-4; and Romans 10:9-10,13).


bookcoverimagealien-antichrist1[1]

UFOs and aliens will play a major part in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. If you would like to learn more about that then I recommend my book Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days.

The book is an in-depth look at the relationship between UFO and alien phenomena and the Antichrist Beast mentioned by the Biblical prophets such as Joel, Daniel, and the Apostles John and Paul. All of them spoke about the end of days and an invasion of our planet by the Fallen Ones. Joel called them a “great army, ” and Daniel said the Beast would lead the world to worship an “alien god.”

Paul said the strong delusion of the last days will be linked with a strange sight in the heavens that is meant to be observed–and he linked this strange sight in the heavens with the Man of Sin, the Antichrist. John revealed that the Fallen Angels will be cast to the Earth, and this will be linked with fire from the heavens–with that said, did you know that angels are called ministers of fire? Are UFOs chariots of God? Or, are the UFO Chariots we see a type of angel? What are the wheels within the wheel that Ezekiel saw, and are they actually UFOs? I address all of this in the book!

Get the book and be informed, then when the aliens suddenly appear in the heavens and invade Earth you will know the truth of what is going on and won’t fall for the Great Deception. The Lord said that His people perish for lack of knowledge: be armed, be informed!

You can get the book at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. And if you have Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Prime you can download a copy free through that program!

Alien Antichrist: The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days.

Thanks, and God Bless You!

Jeff Wingo

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