‘The Great Tribulation – Fifth Seal’
2 Chron 5:6 Also King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel who were assembled with him before the ark, were sacrificing sheep and oxen that could not be counted or numbered for multitude.
The Antichrist will invite all religious leaders and head of states to Jerusalem to assemble and dedicate the temple of God with animal sacrifices. Cameras are fixed even in the most holy place so that everyone watching large TV screens in every town, shopping centre, and place of gathering, entertainment, worship, home TVs, smartphones, Internet, will witness similar signs and wonders as those during the dedication of Solomon’s Temple.
2 Chron 5:6,13b-14 Then priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the Most Holy Place, under the wings of the cherubim... the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud... so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
After the Jewish priests have carried the ark and all the utensils into the temple and have placed them in their proper places, lightning, thunder and cloud (resembling the dedication of Solomon’s Temple) will then fill the temple, forcing everyone serving in there to run out.
2 Cor 11:14 And no wonder! For Satan transforms himself into an angel of light.
For the sake of deceiving mankind, the Antichrist will project himself as a good, merciful, loving, caring and godly king with his ministers honest, righteous, approachable, helpful and trustworthy.
2 Chron 7:1 When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.
As the Antichrist begins to pray, thick clouds with thunders and lightnings just like when God was on Mount Sinai suddenly hover over Jerusalem. Since everyone is in the open outside the temple, all in Judea will be amazed and assume that God is now in the clouds.
Some unlearned Christians may attribute this to our Lord Jesus coming at rapture. Immediately after the prayer of the Antichrist, streams of fire from heaven will consume all the countless sacrifices. Then the cloud with thunders and lightnings will enter the temple.
All these miracles can be seen by those living in Judea, and that is why our Lord Jesus told them to flee to the mountains.
2 Chron 7:2-3 And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord’s house. When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, for His mercy endures forever.”
Similarly, all who witness these miracles will bow down to worship God, including unknowledgeable and unsuspecting Christians and Jews, and those watching TV. They will be amazed and then are convinced that the Antichrist is not only a king but also a prophet of God. The Antichrist will then declare that God is delighted to accept the temple, and He has also anointed all Christian pastors, Islamic imams and Jewish priests to be the new priesthood so that they can now enter the holy place to serve Him.
Brethren, had our Lord not forewarned us of these endtime deceptions, I am sure that all of us will surely be deceived by Satan, who knows our every weakness.