aving studied the word confirm, in the context of Daniel’s 70 Weeks, where we learn that Christ confirmed the covenant with many through His work on the cross – I recently found myself taken aback to find the word also used where we see how the Multitude attempts to confirm the word of the False Prophet. As has been the case on so many other occasions, it suddenly dawned on me the LORD was, once again, showing me a wonderful truth.
Christian Media’s regular readers already know the collision between the Antichrist “Church,” and the Spirit of the LORD is particularly acute over the70 Weeks prophecy, for the shysters have shanghaied a profound prediction of Jesus Christ, and applied it to the supposed Antichrist’s 7 year “treaty” with the Jews. They simply cannot discern the fact that, in the process of misappropriating one of the greatest prophetic fulfillments of all time, they have inadvertently denied Christ, as well as the Father.
“He that believeth not God hath made him a liar;because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son” (I John 5:10).
Although all the various Rapture Cults and other Jewish Supremacists insist they would never deny Christ, John tells us when we deny the prophetic record that God the Father gave us to recognize His Son, we are actually denying Christ.
“He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (I John 2:22).
The “record” that God gave of His Son, is the prediction that Christ wouldconfirm the covenant – a promissory relationship in which the LORD chose Israel to be the vessel that would shine His light to the nations:
“And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day” (Isaiah 10:17).
That covenant between God and Israel was predicted to be confirmed by the light Himself, which is Christ, the only begotten of the Father:
“I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles (Isaiah 42:6).
The light of the nations (Gentiles in the KJV), is Christ Himself, and Isaiahhas just recorded that the Saviour will be given “for a covenant” – a covenant God makes with a people, who become the people of the LORD because of that covenant – and it is His light burning within Israel, which will shine to the Gentiles.
This promise was made to Israel, so it cannot be fulfilled by a “Plan B” group, dubbed the “Church,” apart from Israel. Thus, Daniel’s prophecy of “Messiah the Prince,” who will confirm the covenant with “many” (born again Israelbroadened to include believing Gentiles), is enormously important. Further, when we confirm our identity as “the Israel of God” (Galatians 6:16) who is the recipient of that covenant, we enter in to the blessings thereof.
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week [His sacrifice on the cross] shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation [in the physical Jewish temple] to cease…and for the overspreading of abominations…..shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself….” (Daniel 9:27, 25).
When the Holy Spirit moves in our heart, mind, and Spirit, and we believe in the covenant between God and man which was mediated by Christ, we haveconfirmed that covenant applies to us, and we become one with Christ, who is the image of God the Father, who is life (II Corinthians 4:4).
Conversely, if we believe the words of the Spirit of Antichrist, moving in the false prophets, we confirm their false teaching by following their instructions – a process which manifests the False Prophet’s doctrinal design, which causes us to become one with the image of the father of lies. The prophet Ezekiel’s description of a false prophet elaborates on how this transformation occurs:
“Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hat not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word” (Ezekiel 13:3, 6).
This is all about a mystical cycle which defines our identity before the LORD – or it confirms our identity as those who are one with the image of the beast. The Spirit of the False Prophet seeks to present the Death found in flesh and blood, Christ-rejecting Israel, as the Life which the LORD gives:
“Because with lies ye have…strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life” (Ezekiel 13:22).
Thus, through Ezekiel, the LORD tells us the False Prophet promises life to the Multitude (“those who dwell on the earth” in Revelation 13), and this representation causes those he has deceived “to hope that they wouldconfirm the word,” by receiving the promised life of God. Instead, they end up being conformed to the Spirit of Antichrist, which is Death.
By robbing the prophecy in Daniel, where the LORD vows the Holy One of Israel will “make reconciliation for iniquity” (Daniel 9:24), as the LORD confirms the covenant with Israel through the sacrifice of His Son, the Jewish Supremacist “Church” has separated the salvation of Israel, which has already occurred in the believer, and pushed the redemption of physical Israel into the never-land of future fulfillment. In this way, the Cult that kidnapped Christianity continues to deny Christ has fulfilled the promises of God, even saying that He did not “confirm the covenant,” by assigning that prophecy to a future, literal Antichrist!
Well did the writer of Hebrews address the hideous eventuality in this tragic error, when those who believe they are in good standing with the LORD, come to realize, too late, that He knows them not because of where they have positioned themselves:
“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him? But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity” (Hebrews 2:3, Luke 13:27).
-- James Lloyd
The present work addresses what the book of Revelation describes as a Spiritual construct, which is referred to as The Image Of The Beast. It is created by those who dwell on the Earth, as they follow the design created by the False Prophet, who shows the world how they should live. For more, see the 2 Hour studio CD MAKING THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST.