…and the sleight of hand
The author of confusion a fitting alias
“And all the world wondered after the beast”…this btw, includes those who think they are in control of the chessboard. All will be or yet will be deceived by a sleight of hand. The devil is a liar and the Father of Lies (John 8:44) and ultimately will not portion his kingdom with anyone. He is the author of confusion and through confusion and its resultant terror will bring himself to his dream. And unlike Jesus, our true Creator, the devil cares nothing for the human race and its dreams.
The Smoke Screen, the Two Signs,…
Analyzing portentous metaphors in the book of Revelation and trying to compare those descriptions against current events can lead to confused conclusions. It was not the intention of the Author to confuse us; only to inform us of events leading up to and beyond two momentous events.
These two events are the revelation of the Antichrist, (Daniel 7:8; 8:9, Matthew 24:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:3) and the mark of the beast commonly known as 666, (Revelation 13:16-18).
When asked: “what would be the signs of His coming and of the end of the world?” Jesus first listed events similar to what is happening right now in our world as; “only the beginning of sorrows”. He went on to explain that the preaching of the gospel must be completed; after which He gave an irrefutable sign. A sign which will be so identifiable it will cause us to flee to the mountains. He did not warn us to flee when witnessing the ‘beginning of sorrows’ signs; He did not warn us to flee when witnessing the ‘completion of the gospel being preached ‘sign. He said flee when you see the abomination that maketh desolate. This sign will not be a mystery when it happens; we will see and we will understand exactly what to do. (Matthew 24:15)
We are being numbered
It is believed by many bible scholars that the abomination of desolation will be some kind of computerized image or idol that is capable of storing and then controlling all humans on this planet via a computerized PIN microchip. All the manipulated, created and natural calamities we are beholding right now is being used as a smoke screen, a blind, disguising the expertly laid funnel leading to the trap. Very skillful engineers are laying the final touches to the final solution that will (hopefully) snare all souls on the earth today. (Revelation 13:16-18)