Daniel 7:25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.
Daniel was speaking of an end time ruler we may call the Antichrist. While this speaks of a person who may not yet be apparent, he may in fact be already exercising his influence.
With all the ballyhoo that the media poured out over the New Millennium, few realized then and even now that, for whatever reason, we were “sold a pup”.
For those who troubled to think about it, they would have known that the new millennium could not have begun until 1 January, 2001 for the year 2000 is the thousandth year of the old millennium, just like the 2000th millimetre and not the 1999th, is the total of 2 meters. Yet all the world followed the Beast [Revelations 13:3]
So it is with this age, new depersonalizing names for everything, old values despised and people so confused that even the laws of mathematics can be ignored and not noticed.
This has nothing to do with Y2K which was the result of our technological short sightedness and also did not live up to the hype but someone made a lot of money from it. In spite of “experts” dire warnings, Y2K did not cause any disruption to society, (except to those paying for expert help) but in the event it had fulfilled the predictions, what better time than the occasion almost everybody is celebrating a phoney millennium. Any problems with services and social disruption would be multiplied.
What was amazing was the silence from the Church which, in the main, went along with the deception just like many Christians also demand the Church endorse "acceptable" social standards rather than God's standards.
I believe this has been an exercise that demonstrates how easily, on a much more serious occasion, the public will be led into a much greater deception. "Yet all the world followed the Beast" [Revelations 13:3]
About those days and His return, Jesus said it would be, “at a time that you think not”. It seems, today, there are already many, not thinking.
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