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IT IS TIME TO CONSIDER GOD’S USE OF THE HYPERBOLE IN PROPHECY – PART 2

ARE YOU WATCHING THE OLD WORLD EVENTS NOW OCCURRING?
WILL YOU NOW CONSIDER GOD’S USE OF PROPHECY HYPERBOLE?
PLEASE CONSIDER WHAT I FIRST TAUGHT IN THE LAST CENTURY!

Part 2

Part 1 was put up on August 14, 2014

August 15, 2014

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ANTICHRIST SHALL ARISE OUT OF GREATER SYRIA
ANTICHRIST WILL RISE OUT FROM THE CALIPHATE
GOD USED HYPERBOLES MANY TIMES IN PROPHECY
HYPERBOLES ARE USED THROUGHOUT GOD’S WORD
THAT WOULD INCLUDE INTERPRETING PROPHECIES!
THE ISLAMIC CALIPHATE SHALL BE SMALLER IN SIZE
I’VE BEEN TEACHING THIS FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS
I AM NOW CONVINCED IT SHALL EVENTUALLY OCCUR
IT IS TIME TO CONSIDER THE PROPHECY HYPERBOLE!
BY WATCHING OLD WORLD PROPHECY FULFILLMENT!!

THE HYPERBOLE IS NOT A LIE BECAUSE A HEARER OR A READER IS ACQUAINTED WITH THE USE OF HYPERBOLE AS AN EXAGGERATED STATEMENT!

“HYPERBOLE” COMES FROM THE GREEK. IT MEANS “TO DELIBERATELY THROW OUTSIDE OR INSIDE A MARKED LINE FOR EFFECT, MAKING THE AREA LARGER OR SMALLER THAN IT IS – EXAGGERATION FOR EFFECT – IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY, EXAGGERATING OR DIMISHING BEYOND THE INTENT OF THE HYPERBOLE TO EXCEED ITS INTENT.” THE HYPERBOLE IS USED IN PROPHECY TO IDENTIFY THE SMALL THING AS ONE THAT IS MUCH LARGER, OR A LARGE THING THAT IS MUCH SMALLER.

IT IS NOT A LIE BECAUSE THE HEARER OR READER IS ACQUAINTED WITH THE USE OF HYPERBOLE AS AN EXAGGERATED STATEMENT.

THE EXPRESSIONS LIKE “THE WHOLE EARTH, ALL THE WORLD, OR WHERESOEVER MEN SHALL DWELL ON THE EARTH ETC,” ARE AT TIMES HYPERBOLE NOT REFERRING TO THE ENTIRE SURFACE OF THE EARTH FROM POLE TO POLE AND AROUND ITS EQUATOR. I BELIEVE THIS HAS CAUSED MANY TO EXAGGERATE THE SIZE AND STRENGTH OF THE FINAL CALIPHATE OF ANTICHRIST.

Will the Antichrist’s Caliphate cover all of today’s Earth?

July 20, 2002

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To many preachers, pastors, teachers, and Bible expositors this is a very simple question! And they seem startled that I would even pose such a stupid question.

The answer that I normally receive runs something like this: Brother, when God’s Word says “the whole world” it means “the whole world,” and when it says “all the earth” it means “all the earth.” What’s the matter with you, don’t you believe God’s Holy Book? When God delivered His Word to the writers of the Old and New Testaments, expressions like “the whole world, all the earth, and wherever men dwell,” meant the known world of that day. So how can we be so all fired certain that we have been given God’s authority to enlarge its definition with the passage of time? Of course, there is no question that God, who made earth, knew its size from the beginning, but where did we get the authority to change the meaning of the way He meant to be understood in the minds of those to whom he initially wrote it? For better or for worse, I believe modern day expositors have made a serious mistake in expanding the size of the antichrist’s empire as world exploration kept increasing the size of the earth. I previously laid out a case to prove my point linguistically as to how God uses expressions throughout his Word that some think mean the whole world as we know it today, but it reality do not by his use of the hyperbole. As each new continent, each new land mass, each new island, and each new ice burg was located by exploration, we changed the original meaning of the Scriptures to fit the ever expanding size of the world. I do not believe we were justified in doing this, and that because we have done it, we have expanded the antichrist’s empire into one that rules all men from Pole to Pole and around a 360-degree girth of longitude. We are now looking for an antichrist that will rule all the men on this present earth. As a result of this looking for such a man, we are not going to recognize the true antichrist when he does come on the scene. He will not dominate all the world as we know it today. He will dominate the world that was in existence through the period of Daniel’s four beasts.

Revelation 13:2 – And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

John is looking back some 700 years in time to Daniel’s four beasts, of which three, in Daniel’s day, were still future. John is writing in the days of Daniel’s fourth beast. The first beast of Daniel, the Babylonian Lion Empire, was crushed by the Medo-Persian Bear Empire, which was conquered by the Macedonian Leopard Empire, only to suffer the same fate by Daniel’s fourth Roman Empire beast. The last evil empire on this planet will be that of the antichrist. His empire will take in all the territory covered during the expansions of the four beast empires. When the antichrist first attacks Israel he will lead 10 Islamic nations, which were all occupied at times by the old Roman Empire. I believe the most likely candidates are Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and the PA. After the antichrist conquers Egypt (Daniel 11:43,44), then Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and all the other Islamic nations to the borders of India, will quickly accept him as their ruler. Within months Europe will come under his dominating influence. I fully expect him to rule all the land occupied by the four beasts during their maximum expansions, but I do not believe he will dominate the western hemisphere nations.