18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. (1 John 2:18-19 NKJ)
1 John 2:18 can be literally translated “it is a last hour…by which we know it is a last hour”. Rabbinic style Pesher: this is like that. John has seen the rise of the Antichrist (Rev. 13:1-5). The Man of sin morphs into the Son of Perdition, and just as these TARES sown among the wheat were leaving Christianity, so would they in the end time “when the Antichrist comes” (2 Thess. 2:3-12). John is speaking generically, the parallel to the two different times astonished him, and educates us. By this comparison, the Holy Spirit has revealed what happens in the fallen away church in the End Time. The TARES will leave, and become antichrists (Mat. 7:22-23). That explains the juxtaposition contrast between those deceived by spiritism, and those sanctified by the Holy Spirit:
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,
14 to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle. (2 Thess. 2:9-15 NKJ)
But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. (2 Pet. 2:1 NKJ)
Something new happens in the last days, the “scoffers will come” from those within the Church:
3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts,
4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” (2 Pet. 3:3-4 NKJ)
Christ foretold this in parable, that Christendom in the end time would be overrun with TARES, demons nesting in her branches, the entire mass becoming sinful :
24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field;
25 “but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.
26 “But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.
27 “So the servants of the owner came and said to him,`Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’
28 “He said to them,`An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him,`Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’
29 “But he said,`No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.
30 `Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”‘”
31 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field,
32 “which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”
[Birds = demons: Is. 13:21; 34:11; Zeph. 2:14; Rev. 18:2]
33 Another parable He spoke to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.” (Matt. 13:24-33 NKJ)
[Woman=Religious Harlot. She is the prototypical Harlot, the Mother of every unclean union of religion and politics that followed her. For example, in the cities of Jerusalem (Jer. 13:27), Nineveh (Nah. 3:1-7), Tyre (Isa. 23:15-16). Or the Nations Israel (Jdg. 8:27, 33. Hos. 9:1), Judah (Jer. 3:8), Ephraim (Hos. 6:10), Samaria (Mic. 1:6-7). In every scriptural instance the “one Harlot” works through religious and political entities (Zech. 5:5-11). As both priests and kings act through each other to deceive the people, she can rightly be imaged as a Great City/Harlot. But priests and the city where they dwell can suffer destruction independently, and that is what is seen in the book of Revelation. The Religious Harlot Babylon is slain first (Rev. 17:1-18), then Babylon the city (her political power) is destroyed by Russia, Iran and Turkey from her north (Rev. 18:1-24).
Leaven=false doctrine Mat. 16:6, 11-12; Mark 8:15; Hypocrisy Luke 12:1; Sin (1 Cor. 5:6-7; Gal. 5:9)]
As the revelation of the Son of Perdition Lawless One (2 Thess. 2:8) proceeds, God broadcasts His warning to all:
6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth– to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people–
7 saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” (Rev. 14:6-7 NKJ)
Some TARE apostates become fearful, draw back from following Adonikam as he becomes Emperor (Rev. 13:1-5; 14:9-11). These are tormented for five months by demon locusts released from the Abyss, until they overcome their fears:
3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.
6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them (Rev. 9:3-6 NKJ)
The TARES believed they saved their lives remaining loyal to Emperor Adonikam the Beast. But they had rejected God’s Word of Truth, to take pleasure in the lies of spiritism. They believed the BIG LIE YHWH God was a competing extraterrestrial leader. Therefore, Satan’s plan which must be inferred from scripture, was hidden to them (2 Thess. 2:11-12) or simply disbelieved, the satanic falsehood was truth to them.
Satan has great wrath against God and only a short time to hurt Him (Rev. 12:12). Satan can hurt God only by destroying spiritually as many humans as possible.
Therefore, after the TARES accept the Mark of the Beast, Satan’s 200 million strong Nephilim calvary go forth and slay them and the entire third of the earth’s population who were or still are Christians. Satan will try to destroy the rest of mankind at Armageddon:
15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind.
16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.
18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed– by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths.
19 For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm. (Rev. 9:15-19 NKJ)
John is amazed this “betrayal” of followers doesn’t concern others they might be next. Instead, they rejoice at the slaughter and double down with spiritism:
20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.
21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts. (Rev. 9:20-21 NKJ)
Those of the church who endure to the end of the Great Tribulation, are raptured:
11 “And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write:`Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.'” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”
14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”
16 So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped. (Rev. 14:11-16 NKJ)
11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 “Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. (Dan. 12:11-12 NKJ)
Having destroyed a third of humanity, Satan now wants the rest of mankind to perish. The energy of the strong delusion is increased exponentially, “flying frogs” symbolize Satan’s “ancient alien theories” and the earth is deceived to fight Christ at Armageddon:
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”
16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon. (Rev. 16:13-16 NKJ)
Great will be the slaughter:
12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.
13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
17 “For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Rev. 6:12-17 NKJ)
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.
13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.
15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God,
18 “that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.”
19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh. (Rev. 19:11-21 NKJ)
Those not slain on the mountains and plains of Israel found no refuge anywhere on earth:
20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
21 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great. (Rev. 16:20-21 NKJ)
Christ’s angels hunted them down and slayed them:
41 “The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,
42 “and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. (Matt. 13:41-42 NKJ)
33 “Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
34 “I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left.
35 “Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left.
36 “Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
37 And they answered and said to Him, “Where, Lord?” So He said to them, “Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.” (Lk. 17:33-37 NKJ)