“Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened” (Zechariah 11:17).

The Good Shepherd by James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, 1894.

The Good Shepherd by James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum, 1894.

One of the titles of Jesus is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11). As the Good Shepherd He saves and protects His flock from the Idol Shepherd, who is clearly a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Many theologians over the centuries have attributed the above verse from Zechariah to the final end-time Antichrist, the great enemy of both God and man.

It speaks of the coming judgment on the Antichrist Beast. Jesus said, “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive” (John 5: 43).

The Idol Shepherd will come in his own name, and his name is Destroyer (Rev.9:11). This is in contrast to Jesus, whose name means “Jehovah is salvation.” The Idol Shepherd “comes to kill, steal, and destroy” (John 10:10); this is in contrast to Jesus who comes to  “save His people from their sins” (Matt.1:21). Jesus gave his life for the sheep, and the Idol Shepherd will take life from the earth.

Jesus is the True Vine (John 15:1), and the Idol Shepherd is the Vine of the Earth (Rev.14:19). Those who worship the Good Shepherd do so in spirit and in truth, but those who worship the Idol Shepherd worship the Lie, in the spirit of Strong Delusion. In fact, the Idol Shepherd will demand the worship of the world. Instead of the Son of Man, the world will embrace the Man of Sin. Instead of the Son of God, the world will accept the Son of Perdition.

The world has turned its back on the Light of the World, and instead embraced darkness. John said, “light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).

So, in keeping with the spirit of the world, which is the spirit of antichrist, the world system has chosen the Idol Shepherd over the Good Shepherd. Instead of the gospel of Christ, the world has embraced the gospel of Antichrist. Instead of Christ, the world will clamor for Antichrist. Instead of the True Prophet, the world will demand the False Prophet. Instead of the True Gospel (1 Cor.15:1-4), the world will embrace Another Gospel, the gospel of the Serpent (Genesis 3:4-5; ye shall be as gods).

“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:6-8).

The Good Shepherd is from Heaven, the Idol Shepherd is the Beast from the abyss. He will be received by the world with open arms, will institute another gospel and system of worship (the image and mark of the Beast), and bring to humanity another spirit: the full manifestation of the spirit of antichrist.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (2 Thess. 2:3-4).


While I do believe it is entirely possible the Antichrist will walk into a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem, could it also be that he will walk into the individual hearts of billions of people by the power of the spirit of antichrist once the restraint of the Holy Spirit is removed? The human heart is also called the Temple of God in the New Testament.

  • Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are (1 Cor.3:16-17).
  • What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own (1 Cor. 6: 19)?

The Idol Shepherd is called “Idol” for a reason: He will become the idol in the sanctuary of the human heart. Billions will receive him by the power of the spirit of antichrist in much the same way that people today receive the real Jesus Christ through the new birth, and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit!

Don’t wait for the Strong Delusion to overtake you: open your heart today to the real Jesus Christ, the true Good Shepherd!

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo


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Jeff Wingo


Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Revelation 13:18
For almost two thousand years the world and the church have both wondered at the true meaning of this verse. In the process though, those who sought its meaning forgot the Bible, resulting in a vain search for the solution to this very puzzling enigma.
But there must be a way to solve this riddle, otherwise why would God have put verse 18 in Revelation 13 in the first place. If we are unable to understand its meaning the verse is, for all practical purposes, useless to the people of God, wouldn’t you agree?
However, it has been my experience that God does not work like that. He may present a riddle for us to unravel, but if there were no solution at all then He has played a very unfair trick on humanity; especially since He began the verse by saying, “Here is wisdom.” But again, God does not work in such an underhanded fashion.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Proverbs 25:2
It is my belief therefore,  based on a study of the Scriptures, that God always seems to provide the answers we need–but many times He requires that we diligently apply ourselves to a study of His Word, and we must also to commit ourselves to prayer regarding the matter. In this way we are dependent on God for both wisdom and the solution to the problem.
Look at the beginning of the verse, it says, “Here is wisdom;” and so it appears that the verse is inviting us to solve its intricate meaning.
“Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast.” The word “count” is the Greek word psēphizō which does mean “to count with pebbles, to compute, calculate, reckon” which are all mathematical terms. {1}
But the word goes much deeper than that because it also means “to give one’s vote by casting a pebble into the urn; to decide by voting” {2}; and that requires more than just counting numbers to figure a sum.
As you know, when a jury decides the outcome of a case they weigh all of the evidence, and that requires considering all of the facts of the case; and so once they have heard the facts, each member of the jury must then decide how to vote: e. g., either guilty or innocent.
I believe that is why the Apostle John wrote the verse in this way. He is not saying (as so many people believe) that we are just to add up the sum of a name to see if it equals 666; he is trying to tell us that in order to calculate the number of the beast we must consider all of the facts surrounding its identity. It is in this way that we will find the solution to the enigma. God has not left us at the mercy of the tide because the Bible does indeed present the answer, an answer that so many have sought in vain for almost two thousand years. And yet the answer is hidden in plain sight in your Bible!!!!
Who is the Man? 
…for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Have you ever thought about the identity of the man? Whoever “the man” is his number is 666. Now lets consider for just a moment as we psēphizō or reckon the facts we have here. The number 666 is associated with a man and whoever that man is, he is the key that unlocks the mystery of the verse. It is all dependent on the identity of “the man.”
See if you can find a man in your Bible who is associated with the number 666. If you can find that out you are part way to the solution to this very puzzling enigma.
Of course, if you have my book you already know the answer to the riddle. However, in the next few days I will be adding more clues to help you solve the mystery, but I want you to dig into the Bible yourself first to see if you can either solve the riddle or enhance what I have revealed in my book.  If you have my book and you have discovered additional details  please send me an email with what you have learned because I am always interested in new insight in Gods Word. (; or you may use the comment form.
I can’t go into all of the detail here, it just takes too much time. But if you would really like to study this in more detail please consider picking up a copy of my book, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days. I wrote the book to help the church understand this and many other mysteries.  A solution does exist and the answers may surprise you in more ways than one.
To be continued in part 2 in a few days…..
I cannot tell you how many hours I studied the Bible regarding Revelation 13, but one day it was as if the Holy Spirit opened my eyes and revealed His truth to me; and that is what I hope I have accomplished in the book for you. That is my goal–to communicate the truths of the Word that I have learned. I am chiefly a teacher for the church. I love to study the Bible and communicate to others what I have learned. And so my hope is that the Lord will use the book to give the church just a little bit more wisdom–because we are going to need all of the wisdom we can get as we move forward through the Last Days.
Deception Abounds Everywhere in the United States
We are in very troubling times, and deception is all around us. I quit watching the news, broadcast and cable, a long time ago because I came to the realization that they are all lying–the popular news is full of propaganda and lies. Jesus said that the Last Days would be Days of Deception, and they certainly are. The current administration in Washington lies to the American people every day. For those of you who live in other countries I want you to know that many Americans are tired of the lies but the power of the people has been usurped by the military-industrial complex, international bankers, industrialist, and powerful special interest groups. We are not ignorant of what is going on, but our voice and influence have been eroded away, especially since 9-11.
In the future I may begin posting a few links to stories that I believe will add to our understanding of the times in which we find ourselves. These days we must be Berean’s and study the Word and pray for wisdom and discernment.
And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Acts 17:10-11
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo
1. Strong’s G5585 – psēphizō.
 2. Ibid.
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