The Antichrist & The Tribulation | 22Oct2023
Pastor West: [00:00:00] Praise God. You may be seated. Good morning. How are y'all? Great. How's the rest of y'all? Let me ask the third. How are y'all on the balcony and overflow room? You know, Jesus makes everything wonderful. Yes. Amen. Do you know that? He's. He's just. And he's right. The scripture says that the throne of God is established on two principles righteousness and justice. And he'll get your justice because he's right. And when he gives a verdict, it's right. You say, well, not everyone believes it doesn't change that. He's right. He's just right. And heaven's going to be just right. And you're going to be so glad that you went there. Amen. Well, we're glad that you're here this morning. We had a good time yesterday morning with the men. Our theme was The Uncommon Man. But really, we have uncommon people here today. You know, God uses ordinary people, but when you get born again, you're just not ordinary anymore. Amen. I mean, you just ask the Lord you. One time when he ran out of horses, when he outran the king's horses. I mean, the storm was coming up, and. And the king said, we better get out of here. I think the king probably had the best horse. He didn't have a broken down mule. And the spirit of the Lord came upon him. And he says, you know, we really should get out of here. And he passed. He passed the king and his horses, I mean, making a go for it.
Pastor West: [00:01:33] I wonder if that look like, you know, you say, well, he wasn't 18. He was up in the years. So age has nothing to do with it. But the spirit of the Lord was upon him. We'll go back. This is our number two. We're talking. You can call it in in times, whatever you want to call it. But the revelation. But the revelation, it actually tells you, you know, in the, in the very first chapter because, you know, there's several components to it that we'll talk about it, but it starts off and tells you this is not about the devil. This is the revelation of Jesus Christ, not about the devil. Now, he's mentioned in here in the beast is mentioned here, the Antichrist is mentioned in here, several characters in here. And today we're going to be talking about the Antichrist and the seven year tribulation. We can all exhaust all that in one teaching. But we're going to we're going to we're going to leave the dock today and we'll, you know, we'll go out so far as we can go today. But this is the revelation of Jesus Christ. It says, who gave himself to his servants things which he told them, things which must shortly come to pass. And he went and signified it by his angel unto his servant John. And so we we talked about, you know, last week, we know Jesus is coming sooner than he was yesterday.
Pastor West: [00:02:51] Someone said, well, we don't know the exact day or the hour. Well, you might you might wake up one morning and says, I don't even know why I know this, but today is the day. You might not be able to say, it's 1147. He said, When Jesus comes, it'll be it'll be dark and light. Well, what does that mean? Well, it meant it meant that somewhere in the world it's light. Somewhere else, it's dark. So on both sides of the world, they'll both be right. For some, he'll come in the night, and for some he'll come in the noonday. So it could be today. So I'd better pay attention. Amen. Amen. He might ask you, did you have any notes today? I'd like to see your notes for before we can let you come in. You're like, oh, I didn't know I'd have to have that. But just. First Thessalonians chapter four. We left you last week raptured. There are some groups who want to stay here. Or they will stay through half of it. They want to go through the, you know, they want to go post trip and then others want to stay here for for the whole seven. They don't want to, but they feel like, you know, we're supposed to. They they see they see other scriptures different way. Whatever they believe won't change the word. Whatever you and I believe won't change the world.
Pastor West: [00:04:12] I mean, you could say, well, I don't believe God always was. Well, that won't really won't change whether he was or not. What? You can say, well, I don't know if God is really omniscient, knows everything. What would that change anything about him? His IQ won't increase or decrease because of what we believe, so we'll just choose to believe the word right? But we kind of left you in heaven. How many are for being raptured? In First Thessalonians chapter four and we'll start in verse 13 through 18, I'm just going to dive in there from last week and then we'll pick up this week. It should be that verse 13 I'm reading from the ESV says, but we don't want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep. That you may not grieve as others do, who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus. God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and who are left until the calling, the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ shall rise first.
Pastor West: [00:05:29] Those who are alive, those who are left, will be caught up together with him in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore I said last week, therefore scare one another with these words. So it just scares me to hear about the end times. No, he's talking to believers here. He says, do what? Encourage one of these with these words. Now we know this and we'll just make a few points. So for for the rapture, the signs of the rapture, there's absolutely not one sign for the rapture. There's tons of signs. They're signals, but there's no signs. All the signs that you read in Matthew 24 and 25 is not for the rapture. It's for the Second coming. So in the rapture, we go to meet him in the air, right? The Bible says, in the clouds we rise from the earth. Go meet him in the air. Then we go to be with the Lord. And then we're in heaven for seven years when he comes. So when we hear, when we read Matthew 2425, other places like that, the book of Luke he's talking about when we come back in the Second Coming. And so we'll, we'll he'll descend and he won't actually touch the planet. You might say, well, go to be with him. Then he'll come down and he'll descend to Mount Olivet and we'll come with him.
Pastor West: [00:06:45] We'll be with him forever. And so. So while the worst time in human history is ever going to take place during those seven years, which the Bible says, if God didn't cut it one day short, not one person on the planet would survive. That's got to be bad. In other words, if he goes seven years, that'd be 84 months. If he goes 84 months and a day, there's nothing to come back to. That's not a that's not a recession or depression. That's not just nuclear. That's that's a complete meltdown. So we know that that when you read the scriptures revelations, you'll find out when you put them all together. It looks like basically there's about 8 billion people on the planet today. Don't know what the percentage will be. I hope everyone will go, but we know everyone won't go. If you read the scripture, you know they don't all go. And so we our job is to tell the story, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Give everyone the opportunity to go. I mean, sometimes it's okay just to push the envelope just a little bit. If you knew the Lord was coming this afternoon and we knew that somehow we got the word right now we would just pray and close down and say, I'll see you. I'll see you there in a few hours. And we would all go out and be Paul Revere, wouldn't we? Would you get a little aggressive with somebody? I mean, if they were just like I said, I had to way to prove it to you.
Pastor West: [00:08:09] But I know he's coming. He's coming tonight at 715. And man, you ain't God. And how many you get on the verge of in their face? How many? You might even take Smith and Wesson with you. You believe? Sucker. Now I'm trying to save your life. Well, I mean, it's got to be from their heart. I'm just saying we would get aggressive. I wonder why the church doesn't ever get in that mode anyway. Because they think, well, you know, one day. Well, one day he'll come. And if you never got to that place, it never happens. So we have a job to do, you know, like Joe Morris says, he says we're in the fourth quarter. He says. And when he gives an analogy of football, he said, when you're in football and you get down to two minutes and if you're you're 17 points behind, you got to throw the playbook aside. I mean, you know, you're you're going to have to run plays that, you know, that you wouldn't normally run and you got to do the clock and you got to get to the bounds, and you got to get out, because you ain't got two timeouts and you got to throw passes when you may not be that great a passer, and you got to do things that you don't normally do because it's not.
Pastor West: [00:09:12] It's only because this you're running out of time. So it may not be how you would start the game. It may not be your strategy for the middle of the game. But in the last few minutes we throw the playbook out because time is running out. And so we're at that time now. So sometimes things happen in the world, like what's happening right now. I mean, who would want to be a people on the live on earth who would want to attack Israel? How would you like to be on that side? Attacking God's God's people? You know, that just didn't go good for you. That does not go good for you at all. And so some say, well, why would we study so much about the Antichrist? Because if we're not going to be here and then the whole seven years, then what's the big deal? Because we're not going to meet him because we need to give answers to people so they will know. And you actually will see him because you're coming back at the end. When this whole thing gets wrapped up. I mean, you're you're only going to know who he is for a day. Well, actually, it's about 60 minutes. About 60 minutes. Hollywood never put anything out like this. It'll be about 60 minutes and the whole thing will be over when we get back.
Pastor West: [00:10:30] So I just thought I'd tell you a little bit about him today. He's the worst thing this planet will ever know. And if you took the Adolf Hitlers and the Mussolinis and all the terrorists and all dictators who's ever tried to rule the world, and you rolled them all up into one like a burrito, and you multiply them times 100, they they'd come out like a little whip pump to what this guy's going to come out like. And he's going to come out with great understanding of Scripture. It gives you an indication of what you may. You think, he says, and he doesn't go the way of his family. It gives you an indication that if I can use the word religious, his family was. But he won't go that way. And it says he has no use for women. Which makes you wonder. Maybe he's got some other preferences. That's just speculation here and there. That doesn't really matter. But the reason why we want to talk about this, other than that, we need to know it. He is the Jesus is the central figure of the Bible. But other than that, this is the false Messiah. It is false messiahs today and so we don't. The Antichrist, someone said, well, could he be alive today? Well, absolutely. And and if you're at the end, he is already on the earth. I don't know if he's a teenager. I don't know if he's a 40 year old man because this thing may trigger off next Tuesday or today.
Pastor West: [00:12:08] So he's he's he won't come on as a teenager. He'll be an adult. He won't come across as some kind of satanic madman. He'll come across as a skilled diplomat. Skilled. The fools, the very elect of God who's left here. So. But the Bible says, but you need to understand these things, he says, because you have the spirit of Antichrist working now. So I'm not saying the Antichrist has showed his cards yet and come on the scene yet, but you have the spirit of him already in the earth. So if we could get a seat, if we could look and see what that looks like, then we could recognize it. Well, if you just had a TV, you've been watching any for the last two weeks. You know, you have you have an an evil regime. And and I hope I stay on Facebook today. Praise the Lord. But I'm going to say what I'm going to say, whether we whether we go dark on the screen or not. Because time is changing. Everything's changing. Everything's changing. You know, it's. We are living in times that probably the mass population doesn't even know these things, nor do they recognize them, or they give them any place whatsoever to even recognize the signals that you're at the end that you thought could never happen in the United States of America.
Pastor West: [00:13:36] You thought it would happen in countries, you know, with evil dictators or communist countries and such as that. And then when you get into all these little groups and you think, well, that's just some crazy people picking this and all that. It's much bigger than that. It's just not an isolated location. When you have the beginning of a police state and you think, well, what's that? Well, I'd like to stay on there, so I'll just go real easy about that. Just. But when you can see what happens, when you can see what's happening to a former president, and you're sitting there watching it and you're thinking, how could that be happening? How could that not be illegal? How could someone who comes against who Donald Trump run against for president a female, if I don't call him names, maybe won't show up. But when he ran against her, there's people who have said things about her on a social platform who is serving time in prison. They didn't speak to her. And arrested, not making threats about her, just speaking things that they know to be true of her. And they're in prison. There's no jury. There's no court case. You just. You're on the list. And because you're on the list, they pick you up. That's a police state. That is a police state. And when someone comes to Washington and they're going to attack the. That that. See, that's deep and wide and corruption.
Pastor West: [00:15:15] Believe me, you woke up a sleeping giant. So they're doing all they can to make sure this man won't exist any longer, much less come to the prize of the United States. I'm not. I'm not campaigning for anyone. I'm telling you, the spirit of Antichrist is in the earth. And so, you know, we won't be here with him. And I will tell you some things about him from the scripture that tells you he's serious. No one in history has ever seen the evil that this one person who was the false Messiah will bring to this planet. And. But I'm telling you, his spirit is already here. Has always been here. But it's in greater measure than ever before. And if we sleep through it. And that's what he wants you to do is just not recognize. And you think, well, that's just way over there. Well, yeah, it may be true in some sense of that word when you say, well, it's way over there, just like, you know, you're not going to build a snowman there on a desert. It just can't happen. It won't exist. And but, you know, you're not going to go sunbathing, you know, at the North Pole either. That doesn't work there either. But these things are just coming closer and closer and closer. And then when you see what we went through, you know, and, you know, from, from the pandemic, I mean, I'm sorry, a pandemic then, then you then you see how you see people now getting out of certain cities and they're wanting to come.
Pastor West: [00:16:47] The South is becoming much more popular. Because people getting out who never thought they could lose their business, never thought pastors who never thought someone could tell them your church is officially shut down. Yeah, but we know. No, but but but the Constitution says so. So you're shut down. That's prison or shut down. You think. But you can't do that. You're on the list and then you don't see or hear from them. So you don't really know about it. But these things are happening everywhere. They're happening everywhere. And, you know, there wasn't signs of it that you could really see, you know, going back, you know, a couple of decades ago, no one was. But, you know, when you got the development of social media, you know, my generation saw the internet coming in, you know, and we had electricity, you know, we had all that. So you want to get me off service? We had electricity, praise Lord. But so that's a lot of change. Well, Daniel tells you that the generation who lives during a time where there's so much advancements in technology, I mean, I was I got on my phone for historical dates when I was visiting a cemetery where some relatives are. I was trying to put some dates together, and I was just sitting there thinking, well, now see? Okay, there's my grandmother.
Pastor West: [00:18:08] And there's her mother. So I called my mother and I says, you know, I don't know, you know, why he even ask these questions? Who? Who's whose? Granny's mother. Mother. She says. She told me and I said, well. She's from Alabama. She says, where are you at? I said, I told her, I said, I'm at so-and-so church. And she says, get back in your car. And she says, go about a mile to the next church. And that's where her mother is. You know, you go down there and they're born 18, 40, 50 something. My grandmother was born in 1904. She married a man born in 1895. Her mother was born, you know, 1870 something, 1880, something like that. Well, I mean, Barbara would have been a little bit older. I mean, I think I was she died, what, 90? No gravy. 75. So I would have been 13. And you had been in the fullness of all knowledge. You would have been 18. Yeah. We was ruling the world. Well, if you just go back one more grandparent, you got the making of this nation. You know. You used to make my grandmother my grandmother, not great grandma, but. But my great grandmother. So mad. You talk about NASA would. Come on, you know, if they were doing a shuttle here and shuttle that she just didn't believe that she didn't like it.
Pastor West: [00:19:42] She turned that off. I said, what about that? That ain't happening. She said. They ain't going anywhere, she says. She says, you know what that is? Well, I mean, you know, she she she plowed with a horse and mule, as did my she had four daughters and my mother being one of those. So their dad would never was home. He, he partook a strong drink all the time. So you got four girls who's just basically working and living to survive. And so she didn't have time for any foolishness. So she said, she just said, well, I'm saying she's never traveled out. This is the grandmother. So she my grandmother. So she says that's that's somewhere on Red mountain. Well, when you're when you're when you're getting there by walking or riding a horse, you ain't seen Red mountain much. Much less let the state. And she said, that's just some kind of make believe thing. There's no such thing as a rocket. Or, you know, she said, God don't want you to fly. Don't tend you for the fly. Well, well, you know, even the well, you know, they had a vision of air and, you know, Henry Ford and they said, you know, God, you know him before he was chastised, you know, for even trying to invent the automobile. They said, God wants you to go that fast. You know, he said, they said, man is not designed to go over 30 miles an hour because he would suffocate with the wind down.
Pastor West: [00:21:08] I was going down the interstate 65 and 459, and I was going the speed limit. Someone passed by me like I was hitting that stop sign. And I'm thinking, well, I know you're speeding because it was like, and I'm like, I'm doing speed limit. So. But he did look like he was suffocating. With the nation that's alive. Who says so? Just ask anyone who's. 60 plus 7080. How how much have changed have you seen in the world? I'm just talking about technology. I'm not talking about the good, the bad. I'm just talking about technology. I mean, this, this little. Phone looks like a TV camera. I won't never get one this big again, but that's that's basically $1,000, right? Or more. Now in the lease function it does is call. You can make a phone call on this. Now you say I'm going to get me a phone. Now you're really going to buy a computer that you can make a call on. And there's a lot of great advantages to them. We're able to broadcast around the world. If we didn't even have that camera, we just use this one. So there's great advantages to them, but this close to the borders in much more. So it's a lot easier for people to know who you are and what you're doing because you have one of these that even when they're turned off, they're not really turned off.
Pastor West: [00:22:33] Because if you have a Facebook account or stuff like that, you can talk about things with your phone in the room, sit down, and you ever notice within a few minutes the thing that you're thinking about buying, you're talking about pops up an ad on your phone. They already know, and they had to finally admit that your TV can listen and watch you while you're in the house. Am I still online? Okay. Very good. I'm talking about you. So I just stopped me a prison ministry. Hallelujah. But people need to hear. And they need to be warned. They need to know we're living in. I mean, I mean, wouldn't it make sense to you that the generation that's alive right before Christ comes back is looking kind of hairy out there? Right? I mean, if he was born in and lived in the 1950s, you know, I mean, I go back and watch TV and, you know, I don't know what it was like other than, you know, what I read. But, you know, if he was there during the 1950s and early 60s, you know, when Beaver Cleaver was on, I mean, it looked, you know, like pretty good. You know, it just I don't think that's the way life was just because they all dressed that way, you know, and she'd come home like. I mean, she lived every day, you know.
Pastor West: [00:23:50] What was her name? June. Yeah, I mean, she I mean, she just worked around the house like she's going to a dress party all the time, you know? And it was just everything was in its place and proper. And I know everyone didn't live like that, but, you know, if you just go back. In other words, when I was in school, I could remember one of the things that people got in trouble for all the time was chewing gum in class. And you have to write lines. Of course, there were people fighting and fussing and carrying on about stuff like that. And, you know, you had the unruly all the time, but there was a lot of people who had to write gums or write lines for chewing gum in class, and we never had to write lines. And then we all. I had a friend who taught me how to use three pencils at one time. Did you all ever do that? She said, write 300 lines. I got to where I could take three pens and I write out, you know, so that was. But then the teachers learned that. So she said, give me 600 lines. And then I thought, well, if I could just but you couldn't read, you go with this one. But anyway, it changed. So the good news for the believers is it's all good news. Amen. Now, let me let me get to today and we'll move on.
Pastor West: [00:24:58] I know I'm going to give you some. We're not going to turn to all the scriptures for sake of time, but I want you to have Scripture. I don't want to say, well, pastor, I said this, so it must be that way. I don't ever want you to take that away from me. So I'll make some statements and we'll we'll take time to read some of them, but I will give you the scriptures for it. So here's a statement. So revelation 13, there's a lot of information about the Antichrist in that chapter. We'll read some of these verses after a while, especially during the last three and a half years of the of human history on the planet. Revelation 13 gives you a description of who he is. It gives you a great description of his agenda. It gives you a great description of his strategy for the whole seven year period of the tribulation. The Holy Spirit is a real person. He's flesh and blood. Now this is this. The word Antichrist comes from two Greek words anti and Christos. Ante is a preposition which can mean either to substitute, to be in the place of, or to be in opposition of, or to be against. So ante something right? If you're ante, then it could mean a substitute. But a lot of times ante, you think about being in opposition to rather than in place of or to be against something.
Pastor West: [00:26:21] If you're ante something on a political platform, you'd be ante this platform because of your beliefs and their beliefs, or they don't line up. They're against each other. Christos Christ means the anointed one, so anti Christ. So the anti Christ is against. He wants to be the substitute in place of and he's against the Christ. And that spirit is working in the earth right now. He's anti Christ who is attacking Jerusalem, who's attacking Israel, anti the spirit of Antichrist. Now we would say Hamas. That'd be true. That's the term you put it in. But who's really doing the attack. The anti Christ, not the Christ the anti Christ. And so. The one who will come and whoever the Antichrist is. He's not. He's not doing this right now, but his the spirit of him is is the one who's attacking ultimately, is Satan, right? We're not wrestling with flesh and blood. We're wrestling against him. Principalities and powers. So Satan has structure and authority and organization. He got it from God. That's where he learned it in heaven. You ever read revelation? Said there was a war in heaven. You know how it went. We didn't go. Good for him. And he's going to make a big splash right here. This is like a guy who's like £450 jumps in the pool. They're going to move some water around. Am I going to get wet? But ultimately, when I get to the end of this in just a few minutes, like a fire brimstone.
Pastor West: [00:28:08] But he's going to make a big splash and a lot of people are going to lose their lives. He's going to save even the most elect. But his spirit, the one who of deception. He is the false Messiah. He is the one who will be handpicked by Satan himself. He will be the puppet of the puppet master. And so he will be the one who flesh. He will be the flesh and bone of the false Messiah, the Antichrist himself. Just the puppet. And so. But he'll be in a flesh suit. Okay, so now, Antichrist, you put those two words, they they form a new word that describes a people or a religious system that acts as a counterfeit or in opposition to Jesus, God's anointed one. The Antichrist will be the most powerful world leader in the history of all mankind. And so we're going to talk just a little bit about him. He'll he will come across and he will be seemingly very brilliant. The most evil political leader in human history is what they will find out, not in the beginning of his reign, but through the middle of it. They'll find out just how evil this person is. He will be a military genius. He will be an oratorical genius. His speech will convince and move masses of people across the planet. He will be absolutely a political genius, mind.
Pastor West: [00:29:29] He'll be an economic genius. He'll be a religious genius. He'll be. He's well versed in Scripture and in religious doctrine. He is a genius of the occult. He understands all these things very well. I mean, you know, the devil knows Scripture. The devil knows more Scripture than most Christians do all put together. He just doesn't use them the way that you need to use them. The devil will tell you what the Bible says. He'll quote the word to you. He'll just twist it. He'll in other words, he'll he'll pervert it. He'll just give you a whole different look at it. You know, God said so and so. And God did say that. But. But he's not working for your benefit. He's taken the Scripture and twisted it, just like any of us can take. You know? That's why you need to pay attention. Just don't go to church and hit the clock and say, well, we did that. Well, I could just pull something from the Book of Maps, and I can go over here to the index and I can go to Leviticus, and I can go to revelations, and I can come back and dip in the pistols. And now and I can put four different things together and make the Bible say whatever I want to say. And that happens sometimes every Sunday in pulpits. And you have people whose, you know, they're not students of the Bible.
Pastor West: [00:30:38] So they'll say, well, it must be so. Preacher said it. Well, just because the preacher said it don't mean it. So. Huh? Mean, I have notes of things that I've taught that I burned. In other words, I was walking in the light of what I had, but now I don't agree with myself. I'm like, I'm sorry, I apologize. I saw what I saw for that day and that's that's wrong. I can at least respect someone who does that. You know, to say, you know, I watched someone. I won't mention the name because you all would know him a pastor of anyway. Anyway, so he he had to say what I'm doing wrong and now this is the right way. But he didn't really apologize for it. He just said, you know, I had to go down this road to get to this one. Well, you did you? I mean, you said he said you have to go down. You have to go down that road to ever get to this one, even though that was wrong. That's just like saying I got to be a homosexual before I can be straight. I mean, to me, I mean, that's just the way I think. I just like, I've got to be an alcoholic before I can know how to live sober. I got to be a drug dealer. I have to go to prison, so I don't have to be in one.
Pastor West: [00:31:54] Do you have to do that? Do you have to be anti-Christ before you become. No, you don't have to. That's just a choice. Most people are living their choices, not their destiny. I mean, sometimes you may have a kid that goes straight or a grandkid or whatever. They're not. They're not living their destiny. They're just living. Today's choice. The problem that child has, I don't care what age they are, is because Mom and Dad has already seen them. They can't get the seed off. See. Don't rot. It's incorruptible. So even while they're running around looking like hell, you're acting like all this. That cedes all the time. Just talking to them. And the hardest time they have was at night time. You can try and drink it away. You drug it away. Snort it away. Shoot it in. Take it out. Whatever and you can't get rid of. My mother told me one time at 16. She said, why don't you just give up? She said, because I don't care how. She says you like speed. You like this. You hanging out with these? She says, I'm seeing where you're at. I'm thinking you can't see me. Then she told me what she saw. I'm like, I can't. No one knows that. But you and God. Oh my God. I mean, just me and God. It sounds like, oh my gosh. And I was like, wow, thanks. Of course it landed me grounded for a half a year.
Pastor West: [00:33:10] She said, you might as well give up because she said, you'll never outrun my prayers. Well, I can tell you she was right. She was right. I didn't like it when she said that I was 16. You know, she's trying to make me be some kind of preacher. I ain't gonna be no preacher. I mean, my gosh, what do I want to do something like that for? I said, I said, I'm going to have a real life. As I said, why do you think I'm going to be a preacher? She said, well, the Lord told me he was. I said, mom, I, I guess that's just something that you really want when your kids do. I said, but I'm not going to do that. She said, what do you think you're going to do? I said, well, I just something normal. I'm going to get out and I got connections. I'm going to get on with the power company, and I'm going to work as backup. And, you know, I'm going to go to church, you know, I'm going to go to church, I'm going to I'm a Christian. I won't be a Christian. I'm going to love God. I'm going to raise my kids in church. You know, I'm going to help people and I'm going to die and go to heaven. But I don't know, you got this thing about wanting a kid as a minister, a preacher.
Pastor West: [00:34:09] I said, that ain't mom. It just ain't going to happen. She said, okay. She said. You're still grounded for half a year. She said, don't do the crime if you can't pay the time. Well, she got the last laugh, you know, and that's kind of the way it went. Well, this this guy that's coming, you see, he's all these things wrapped in one. But he's a master deceiver. So we won't turn there. But. And after the rapture of the church, you see the church is removed. And I think I was telling you last week, you don't see any mention of the church past. Revelation chapter four. To verse 19. Because the ones who say that we're going to be here, they're sometimes I'll study both sides because I say, I want to hear your point. I wouldn't suggest everyone do that until you're well versed in some things, but, but but I'm kind of like reverse engineering. I'll take it apart because I want to know how it works. And so I'll take your doctrine. But I will match it up against this. And I want to see how your doctrine works. And and and I can see some validity of what they're saying. But it's like so when you read that that's what you saw. Yeah. Well, yeah, but God didn't take the people in the ark off the earth. He took the other people out, but he.
Pastor West: [00:35:39] But he didn't take them off the earth. I said it wasn't time for them to go nowhere. He kept my point. His point was was solemn and solemn. Gamar lot and his family, except for salty, his wife. She she she she was a lot of trouble, I just tell you. And. Anyway. The goal wasn't to translate them to heaven, was it? It was to protect them when destruction came. So every time there's been major destruction. Sodom and Gomorrah. You know, the flood gods always came in, and he, you know, go back to Egypt. You know, when the death angel came. God had a plan, didn't he? Told Moses what to do. When the death angel came. Who? Who didn't lose any people that night? Israel. Why? They were protected because of the blood. To be a type and shadow of the blood that will come not over your doorpost, but over your heart. Your heart. So no wrath came to those people. Because when wrath came, God protected the people. And the revealer. I mean, he's not been revealed yet who he is, and he can't come do what he wants to because the Bible says he's being restrained. And so he can't he can't play his hand yet because he's, he is restrained from acting out his will till this day now. So when that day comes, God comes. He takes us off the planet. So we find in Romans chapter four, actually, you can't find the church anywhere.
Pastor West: [00:37:18] You can. You can find it in revelation one two he wrote the churches, you know, to the seven churches. He wrote a letter to each one. But after that you can't find the church anywhere from chapter four of revelation to chapter 19, when we're coming back with him. And the reason why he is you can't find the church one time in revelation 419 is because you're not here for any of that. You're there, you're with Jesus. You're with your family. You're at the marriage supper of the lamb. You're at the reward seat of Christ. You're being rewarded. While the worst time in human history has ever taken place right here. Revelation four doesn't record you because you're simply not here. Isn't that good news? That's good news. Comfort. Not scare. We know those words, but comfort one another with those words. Okay, let me move on. So. So revelation four one says, after this I looked and behold, there was a door standing open in heaven. Revelation five says in verse 13 it says, and I heard every creature in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth and in the sea, and all them that in them saying to him who sits on the throne, and to the lamb, be blessing, and honor, and glory, and might forever and ever. That you're part of the people on the throne who's saying this? And revelation? So revelation four were there.
Pastor West: [00:38:35] Revelation five were around the throne, and we're saying 10,000 times, 10,000 times, 10,000 times ten. I mean, you know, billions of people who sits on the throne to the lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever. Revelation six the Antichrist comes riding on a white horse. Some people says Jesus is not Jesus and this is the beginning of the tribulation. Revelation chapter six. And like I said, he's he's he's he's a man. He's not a machine. And he's nothing more than Satan's demonic Messiah. All that he is now in Daniel eight, if you're making notes in Daniel eight, verses 24 and 25, I'm going to be in the ESV and I'll move through this quickly. But I'm just trying to give you a timeline of what happens here. This is the Antichrist. His power shall be great. But not only his own, but not only by his own power he shall cause fearful destruction, and he shall succeed in what he does and destroy mighty men and the people who are the saints. Next verse. By his cunning he will make deceit prosper under his hand, and in his own mind he shall be great. In his own mind he shall be great. I kind of saw that gardein, didn't you? In his own mind, he's pretty great. Yeah, in his own mind, he's pretty great. So you can you can see the character of this guy.
Pastor West: [00:40:02] You know, this is the Antichrist. This is. This is who Satan who has picked. And he's found someone just like him. And who thinks he's great. Remember how Satan wanted to exalt himself above the God's throne? Well, you must think you're pretty great when you tell God, hey, I'm taking over. I mean, I'm glad we get to see him for a day when we come back that, you know, the Ezekiel 38 war, because, I mean, that's like I've never met someone yet who who said, I'm tell God I'm taking over. I've seen people with that attitude, but just I mean, can you imagine? I mean, Lucifer actually told God we are exalting our throne above yours. Basically, we're taking over. And the Lord said, okay, when you want to start, he says, I guess now. And the Lord said, it kicks you in my head and said. What's for lunch? Maybe something like that. Well, so he says he, he shall. In his mind, he becomes great without warning. He shall destroy many, and he shall rise up against the Prince of princesses. Who's that? See. Jesus is the Prince, but we are the prince of the princesses. Hmm. And he shall be broken. But by no human hand. There'll be people being saved during during the tribulation. More than probably ever. I mean, it will be the greatest evangelism going on that you ever saw, because the the Jewish people is going to know instantly that Jesus was the Messiah.
Pastor West: [00:41:42] Many of them. And they're going to turn to Jesus. And so we just read that, so I won't. Second Thessalonians two if we're going there. Are you all doing the screen? Do do the ESV and second Thessalonians two, verses one through 12. And I'll read this. Quickly to you because it's important. I don't want to go so fast that we like. I don't even remember what he said, but we can't take a half a year to do this because we need to get to the the why we're here. Verse one. Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by spoken word, or a letter seeming to come from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Verse three. Let no man deceive you in any way, for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first. And the man of lawlessness, the man of lawlessness is one of the names of of the Antichrist is revealed. He's also called the Son of Destruction. He's also called the son of perdition. In verse four. Watch this. Who opposes Antichrist? Remember instead of. Instead of. Who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called God or object or worship. So that he takes his seat in the temple of God, he will proclaim himself to be God.
Pastor West: [00:43:14] So this was written thousands of years ago, and the Lord tells you exactly what's going to happen in the future. No one can do that but God. He said he will come because he will oppose every force on the earth. Every religious person on the earth, and anyone that anyone's worshipping of any religion on the earth, he will oppose himself against any of them and he'll come into the seat. This is in the three and a half years where he he finally makes his he makes his big play and says the worship is over. I'm God. And so he'll he'll stop the the sacrifice of animals that will go on for the first three and a half years. He'll play up to it. He'll play with it. He'll he'll he'll allow it. But after three and a half years, he'll stop it. He'll go right in there. He'll have every Amos tore down that anyone worships. And he'll say, I'm God, you'll worship me. And if you'd like to eat, you'll take this mark. And otherwise you'll not be able to do any commerce or anything. So verse five, do you not remember that when I was with you I told you these things? Verse six, and you know what is restraining him now, so that he may be revealed in his time. He's so he's being restrained now. Now people say, well, it's us.
Pastor West: [00:44:36] We're doing it well. Well, yes and no, in the sense of who's who's actually restraining him as the Holy Spirit. He? I mean, the Satan's not waiting for by chance. He's not waiting for God to say it's time to go. Then he puts his plan into action. He would like to choose his own time. See, just natural things happen there. What's happening in Israel right now? That's that's him getting the jump on it and trying to get this thing because he he may think he's got his best shot right now. If there's like a team you're trying to win the championship. You're like, well we got the best players right now. So let's let's do it now. So he he tries to jump start this when he feels like he's in best shape to go do it. But the great Restrainer is the Holy Spirit. But but he lives in you. You're the light of the world. So darkness can't come and call the shots while lights in the world. But you're the light of the world. Because the Holy One is in you. And He's the Holy Spirit. He's not the unholy spirit. Amen. He's the Spirit of Christ. He's not the anti spirit of Christ. So you have nothing to fear. He's afraid of everything. That's why you don't have a spirit of fear. He has a spirit of fear. If you had his future, I'd be afraid to.
Pastor West: [00:45:50] So he's anti. He's anti everything that you stand for and you believe and hate you for it. He hates God and you're the object of his love, so he hates you with a passion. Because God has such a passionate love for you. It makes Lucifer. It makes Satan so mad. He hates you because God passionately loves you and gave his son for you. So every time he can hurt you, it's how he hurts. He thinks he hurts God. He comes after you, but his object is against him. Every time he can turn your head and get you to walk the other way and make that decision, that choice, he says, see there. See there? See there. You think they love you. You think you give them this unconditional love. Look what she does. Look what he does. You've got nothing down here. He's got. He's got a little attitude or a big attitude. But but here we see that he's being restrained. Now verse eight, and then the lawless one will be revealed. And the Lord Jesus will will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring nothing by the appearance of his coming. Now here we see that not only do we, we see that he's being restrained, but we see now that he comes, but he gives us a little indication that Jesus is basically just going to breathe fire. Scripture revelation says his eyes will be bright like fire.
Pastor West: [00:47:20] Jesus will and he'll just he'll open his mouth and we'll be with him when we come down. And he'll and it'll be the Ezekiel 38 war. And Jesus will open his mouth on his horse, and his eyes will be like fire. He'll and all them be consumed. I don't think we fight at all. We just like, whoa, you just see the whole show from your horse. You're like, giddy up, man. Let's go to Jimmy. And. He's like, wow. And you got all the birds. You know, the show up now in the Middle East, Israel. They got hundreds of migratory birds and all they do is they're carnivores and they just get fed so well for 184 miles of dead, of dead bodies. The Scripture says where the the blood flows in the streets up to the bridle of a horse. So we're there for that day. How about that? And with all the wicked, verse ten. Deception for those who are perishing because they refuse to love the truth. Oh, here it is. See? Do you see that spirit alive in the earth today? Those who refuse to love the truth and so they would be saved. Therefore, God sends them a strong delusion so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who not, who do not believe the truth but had pleasure. They have pleasure in unrighteousness. That's anti. You have pleasure. You have not.
Pastor West: [00:48:45] You have pleasure in unrighteousness. That's anti. So the Antichrist, he has several names. I'm only going to give you about 7 or 8 actually has 25 different names. Each one will depict a facet of his character. He's called the Antichrist. Of course, in first John two eight he's called the man of sin. The second Thessalonians two three he's called the son of perdition. Same Thessalonians two three he's called the lawless one. In second Thessalonians two eight he's called the beast of revelation 13 four he's called the little horn in Daniel seven eight he's called the vile. And Daniel 1121 he's called the willful king in Daniel 1136. And he's got many more names. So when he comes on the on the scene, like I say, he doesn't come as some kind of satanic madman. He comes as a skilled diplomat. That's how he introduces himself. And we know this an illustrated in Daniel eight. Are y'all. Are y'all okay? Am I going way too fast? Okay, Daniel 823 and 2523 says. And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance and understanding with dark sentences shall stand up. Now. So you're getting an introduction to him. So in the latter time of the kingdom, when the transgressions are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance and understanding of dark sentences shall stand up. Now, if you look up that phrase, dark sentences, it has a twofold meaning.
Pastor West: [00:50:15] It means trickery and craftiness. That's him. Right? The same Hebrew phrase was used. Dark sentences was used about the Queen of Sheba when she came to visit Solomon. Remember? And she looked at all his kingdom, and she said, wow. And then the Queen of Sheba asked Solomon hard questions, which is the same thing as dark sentences. So in the same manner, Daniel is telling us that the Antichrist, instead of in opposition to Christ, the Antichrist, will. He'll possess solutions, supposedly solutions to the world's hardest questions. He'll have the answers to dark, the dark sentences. Same thing. You know, when when the Queen of Sheba, she saw Solomon's kingdom and all his wisdom and all the glory and all that he had built the temple of God. She said, wow. And she had all these questions. It was the same thing as saying she had. How is this possible? How did you know this? How could you even have the wisdom to know how to do something like this? And so the the son of perdition, the Antichrist himself, the beast, the little horn, the willful king, the vile one, the man of sin, the man of perdition. He will have answers to the dark sentences he will be. He will have solution to the world's problems because they're going to have many. We're not here. They got they got to explain that. And it's not just the three of us are going to be gone.
Pastor West: [00:51:37] There's going to be a lot of people gone. And so he'll have answer to all those kind of things. And he'll have he'll have the he'll be a political genius. He'll understand religion, every part of it. He'll he'll have he'll have a he'll have an answer seemingly for every problem. And it'll be with such wisdom. They'll say, wow. Well, so they're being they're being deceived all the time. And so he'll he'll deceive them and navigate them through the most volatile situations. Now, here's just a few facts about the Antichrist. His entrance will be peaceful. He'll come on the scene. Peaceful. That's in Daniel 1121, it says, and in his estate he shall stand up as a vile person to whom they shall not give the honor of the kingdom. But the Antichrist shall come in peaceably. He'll come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by Flatteries. Boy, I wish I had time to talk about Flatteries, but I don't. And then she'll come in peacefully and he'll come in and it'll be a false flattery. And then it says, of course he'll be an orator. Genius. I mean, he'll he'll be his words will persuade everyone. And that's in Daniel seven eight. I won't stop to talk about that. But it says his mouth will speak great things. And then he brings temporary peace to the Middle East. In other words, he's going to broker a seven year deal with Israel or a peace treaty.
Pastor West: [00:53:03] That's Daniel 927, so that you'll know that. Then he sets forth the platform of change in Daniel 725. In verse 25, it says, and he shall speak words against the Most High, and he shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times, and he shall change their laws. So it comes on peaceably. But as time goes on marches forward. He begins to make changes. He begins to become more aggressive. He begins to be intolerant. He's already answered all our questions. He's already put out the fire, so to speak. It looks like he's the solution for the world's problems. But then he sets forth a platform, a change, and he changes. It says their times and their laws. Then, three and a half years into the peace treaty that he made, he breaks his own treaty. He breaks his covenant and he and he proclaims himself not to be a great man. He proclaims himself to be God. He's the puppet. Who's the puppet master? The devil just has his guy down there doing his bidding. And this is called, which is another. So it says, and he shall make a strong. This is Daniel seven 927. Daniel 927 ESV. It says, and he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week. That one week is Daniel's 70th week, that God still owes the Jews and won't get into all that right just yet.
Pastor West: [00:54:36] Because I can take side journeys and I'll get off my point. But, but, but this is Daniel's. You know, one week is talking about seven years here. And so the seven years, the seven year tribulation. That's Daniel's 70th week that God has promised the Jews. And for half of that week, they call it the Scripture calls it a half week. What they mean is the first 42 months or the first three and a half years, he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. That's what the Scripture says. He's going to put an end to that. We're not making sacrifices to God anymore because I'm him, I am God. Stop that. But he but he controls all commerce. He controls all political, all social. He controls the grocery line. And when you when you control the food line, you have control. You know, when you have oxygen and food you control. Do you see the setup for that in the earth today? Do you see that? Well, that's the spirit of this one who is actually going to be. So his spirits are already working in the earth. What is it here doing to you is desensitizing you to this one? So when he comes, no one even knows who he is. I mean, they don't even know who he is after we're gone. That ought to be a big clue. So if we don't recognize this one because of the spirit of him who's in the earth now, today.
Pastor West: [00:55:54] You can see how they're so deceived by when he comes and waxes eloquently. So how the Message Bible says halfway through the seven years he will banish worship and desecrate obscenity and and will set up and remain until finally the Desecrator himself is deceitfully destroyed himself. So we know destruction is the end for him. But at mid tribulation the Antichrist walks into the Jewish temple and he demands to be worshiped as God. Second Thessalonians two four tells you these things in the ESV of it says, second Thessalonians two four says, he opposes and exalts himself against every so-called God and object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. You don't. You don't have to understand revelation to understand Thessalonians de. He stops and says, that's it. There's no more worshipping anything or anyone, no object to be worshipped any longer. I am God, you will worship me. Then. You see the two terms, you hear the tribulation, tribulation, and then you hear the term the Great tribulation. You're familiar with that. And all it is, is just the last 42 months, the last three and a half years after he makes his play and changes the rules and says, I'm God, it intensifies on the earth so bad that if God doesn't come back, Jesus or we don't come back with Jesus.
Pastor West: [00:57:34] And the Second Coming. No. No person would survive it. So things great tribulation means it just intensifies. That's all it is. It's not. It's not two different kind of tribulations. It's bad. But after the last 42 months, it's really bad. See? Now, where will you be? Oh, that's right, you're in heaven. The marriage supper of the lamb, right? Huh? Yeah. Now the Antichrist watch here. He will be assassinated. He'll have the Scripture says he'll he'll have a bad head wound and he's apparently dies. But then he's brought back to life, which will be his fame. He's going to allow himself to be killed. And then the Lucifer, Satan's going to raise him back up from the dead. So that'll just like he has to be. This has to be. I mean, we see he's died. But he will be raised from the dead. Revelation 13 three says, and I saw. And I saw one of his heads, as it were wounded to death. And as his deadly wound was healed and all the world wondered after the beast, and they worshipped the dragon who gave power to the beast. And they worshipped the beast, saying, who is like unto him? Who is able to make war against him? And there was given unto him a mouth, speaking great things, and blasphemies, and power was given unto him to continue for 42 more months. That hard to understand.
Pastor West: [00:59:05] And he opened his mouth and blasphemy against God, to blaspheme God's name and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. And power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues and nations. Verse eight, and all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him whose names are not written in the book of Life of the lamb slain from the foundation of the world. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads, and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Verse 18. Here is wisdom let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is six, and his six threescore and six, which is six, six, six. And without that number you're not going to buy, you're not going to sell, you're not going to. They're looking for you. And the man who takes the number. Who takes it in the forehead. The hand. He sealed his fate forever. You know that. So at this point, the mark of the beast will be instituted, and all those who refuse will be beheaded. How do we know that? Well. Revelation 24 says, and I saw these things.
Pastor West: [01:00:26] And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them. And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, nor the image, nor the image, nor would they receive the mark upon their heads, their foreheads, or their hands, and they were beheaded. That's revelation 24. Is that hard to understand? Revelation 14 nine through 11. And I got a quote here. Revelation 14 nine through 11 says, in the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, if any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead and in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of the indignation. And he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the lamb. And the smoke of the torment ascends up forever and ever. And they have no rest day nor night, nor forever. They have no rest. Who will worship this beast and his image? And whoever received this mark in his, in his name. You know you're going to be. You're going to be in heaven. The Antichrist will control the world's economy according to revelations 13, 16, and 17. The Antichrist will desecrate God's temple according to Matthew 2415 and Daniel 1211.
Pastor West: [01:01:49] The Antichrist will cause the Earth's armies to fight against Christ in Revelation 1919. And it says, and I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies. They gathered together to make war against God and his army. And the world will be united under the Antichrist. The remaining world will be united under him, and will wage war against Christ and his army. And the final destiny of the Antichrist we find in revelation 1919 through 21. If you want to go, read that the Destiny of the Antichrist. Revelation 1919 through 21 he is cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. So. The spirit of the Antichrist. Where do we see that? Well, all over. But in first John 218 through 23, it says, little children in this last hour. This is John, who is the elevator? The elevator on the island of Patmos. He has this vision. He writes the Book of Revelation. But this is the same John at first. John 218 through 2018 through 23 says little children. It is the last hour, and as you have heard, that the Antichrist is coming, even may many antichrists have come by which you know that is in the last hour. They went out from us. 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.
Pastor West: [01:03:31] But you have an anointing. From the Holy One. And you know all things I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it. And you know that there's no lie of the truth. See, anti. Anti, he said. But but you have the anointing from the Holy One that you know all things and because you know it. Then you know what? That no lies of the truth. Who is of a liar? But he do not. Who? What is the spirit Christ do? He denies that Jesus is the Christ. He doesn't deny that he was. I don't mean to say this against any people. But I'm going to say it. I don't gear this towards people because people are deceived. But the but the greatest face of people that you that today willingly or unwillingly, knowing or unknowingly who is who would be the face of this or the Antichrist is Islam. They would tell you that Jesus Christ. Some would even say he was a messiah. They will never tell you who's he's the Son of God because they say God needs no son and he was not the Son of God. And that is fighting words to to the people of Islam. Do you know who is attacking Israel right now? Those people. Why is the spirit of Antichrist who's alive in the work in their day? Do you see how close you are? Because see, all the all the signs that you have for the Second coming is in is is in the Gospels, when Jesus answered, how do we know when we're near? He tells them the signs.
Pastor West: [01:05:33] That's not the sign that when he's when he's going to be raptured, that's the sign that when when he's coming back with us. So you have to you have to factor in seven years that we're with him. In heaven. And now you see the scriptures of when he's coming back. So if you can see the signs of what it's going to look like on the earth when we come back after seven years and we're on this side. How much closer are you to leaving when you can see the setup of the Ezekiel 38 war before we leave? So he will control the economy. There will be a one world government. It will not happen while you're here. Oh, but you're seeing the center of it everywhere. The cashless society. Because you can't control the Earth unless you control the food, the political, the religious. And you have to control all the all sectors of life to have control of the earth. When someone's hungry, they'll do what you tell them. They'll get hungry enough. Not every one, but the vast majority will. When you control their, you know, their going and their coming and their oxygen.
Pastor West: [01:06:44] And what are they going to live in? They're homeless or not homeless. They'll bow down and worship a dog or a stick. You know, rather than watch their children go hungry. Our job is not to say, hey, we're going to just be out of here. Our job is to get the gospel preached and make sure that the people know that Jesus is coming. We have to be alive, and the church has to be in as a carrier of the gospel of Jesus Christ, always proclaiming the truth, because there's people who's ready to go now. They just need some time, someone to preach the gospel so they can say yes to the presentation of what you are presenting to them. Amen. Your goal is not just to escape this planet. Your goal is to invade this earth with the gospel of the good news of Jesus Christ. Amen. Because this one. Who's coming. I mean, I mean, this makes Adolf Hitler, you know, look like he's a kid in kindergarten to what this guy's going to do. But they're going to somehow. I mean, I don't know what's going to be, but he's I don't know if it'll be some type of weapon he's going to have. And and it says the scriptures, the whole world is going to see it. Well, how are they going to see it? Well, does anybody have a phone? You know, I grew up in a time where a lot of you, when the news went off, it went off at midnight, and then you had this screen and you just kind of smoky grey, you know, till, you know, till, well, kind of the ball had a milkman came on the radio station, but until, you know, until the news came back on it, whenever it came on, was it 4 or 5? I don't know when it came on, but there was nothing to watch, you know, after midnight, I mean, the nation went to sleep.
Pastor West: [01:08:22] It's like, good night, everyone. I don't even know why you stayed up this late. And they pulled the shade down, y'all. And y'all don't raise your hand, okay? Okay. Well, you might know someone old enough, but I remember all that. I don't care how you turn your rabbit ears. You put tin foil, wrap them 14 times, but that 12:00 is gone. It's gone. But now it's ongoing, 24 hours a day. News goes on 24 hours a day. The gospel being preached 24 hours a day. You can watch I dream, Jeannie, I guess 24 hours a day. If you want to, you can listen to anything you want to. You have no excuse for not knowing the truth. That's why we're doing what we're doing. We're preaching the gospel here into our community, but we're also joined into the world, you know, preaching to at least 40 different countries.
Pastor West: [01:09:05] Don't you? Don't you even imagine somehow, supposedly, that some of these broadcasts right here in 2023, someone will find these broadcasts that have been stored and archived, whose people were going to be alive, and they'll be able to tune in and listen to understand what's happening to them. And they'll know the warning and who he is and what it looks like and what it's going to sound like. God forbid, I don't want you to be here. But if this helps, then, I mean, there's still time for you. The way is not easy, but there's still a time and a way. But the spirit of Antichrist is alive at work today. Where is it at? It's in the schools. It's in the universities. In every political realm that you want to go to, it's being pictured as race. It's everywhere. It's in every sector called life. While most people are just sleeping. Well, you know, my daddy always voted that way and I don't know what's wrong. I just don't get involved in political stuff. I'm not talking about politics. I'm talking about the Antichrist. Most of us could go to Washington right now. We could find someone to be the House speaker. Which most of them wouldn't qualify as up there. They're like, sit down. Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down. If you were able to go to Washington and you were able to see the spirit room, you'd see.
Pastor West: [01:10:31] You'd see demonic spirits, I believe everywhere. You'd think I'm talking about around Halloween time. A haunted house, a haunted house. I'm talking about in your Washington's capital. I think a lot of them was like Miss Smith, the movie Miss Smith. Mr. Smith goes to Washington, and he, you know, he's like, I'm going to do this and do it right. They went up and found out how corrupt it was. I think a lot of them went up there with the intention of wanting to make a change. They just had no idea. When I get out there, this thing is already being run in the back rooms and they're like, that's right, we're going to go on a city on a shining hill, a bright America for today and then tomorrow. And they're like, they make your speech. It goes good for us constituents and all that. He don't know. Come on from Sequim. When we get through we'll tell him how the whole thing works or we'll send him packing. Signed here. Are you done with buddy? Most. Most elections are bought. Am I still on? But they just are. I mean, it doesn't do any good for most people like you. It doesn't do any good for me. I don't care how much you. I don't care how much someone who's anti-Christ. I don't care someone who's anti. What you know to be right and true. I mean, you're like, well, we're going to spend billions of dollars, you know, to change people's votes.
Pastor West: [01:11:45] You don't have to spend any money for me. All I got to ask you is about three questions. And when you can answer them honestly, I mean, I care for you as a person. I'll pray for you. But. But there's no way in the world I'm going to vote for you. You think? Well, y'all just so simple minded, you know? I mean, y'all y'all just about abortion just takes everything out of y'all. No. Well, okay. I'm simple. I'm simple. I could like your economic policy. I could like your foreign policy. I could like your education policy. But if I got to sign up to get that, that I give you the right to kill children and babies. You lost me. I don't care what your education policy is. I don't care what any of that is. And if that makes me simple or stupid, let me be the president of that club. Maybe I already am. I don't know, in this area. So no amount of ash that you that you play during the Super Bowl is going to like. You know, maybe, maybe we ought to vote for old Jim Bob over. You know, I like the way he parts his hair. He looks real honest. What does that mean? What do you think the Antichrist is going to look like? Okay here. So we will close.
Pastor West: [01:12:58] Praise the Lord. Did we get through that verse? Not all of it. You are anointing from the Holy One. Do all things that I've not written to you because you okay? Who is the liar? But he that denies Jesus is the Christ. He is the Antichrist who denies the father and the son. Whoever denies the son. If you want to ask someone. Islam. Is Jesus, the Son of God. Don't stand too close to when you ask him that. Anyone who denies the son does not have the father and the son. He opposes you. He's anti everything against you. And is the attacker who's attacking Islam is what's attacking. The Jewish people. They deny the Son of God. They do not have the father. He who acknowledges the son. Do you. Do you acknowledge the son? Oh, look! Ah, there you have the father. Also you have the son. You have the father. You have the Holy Spirit. Amen. Amen. Now, I hope that made some form of sense to you. You can go back. Watch. There'll be. You know, after a little while, there'll be a PDF. You can go back and print it off if you want to and go back. I mean, I covered a lot of stuff I know that I did, but these are the days that we're in. These are the days that we have to be awake. These are the days that we're like, well, you know.
Pastor West: [01:14:37] Well, I got to be ready. Well, are you born again? Yeah. Well, then you're ready now. Help somebody else get ready. I mean, if it's just as simple as saying, hey, I just want to let you know that Jesus is coming and saying, are you ready? Or something like this. Could I ask you this? If. If Jesus was to come today, do you know that you'd go to heaven? And by experience what I found out through the years, even in the Bible Belt. You'll get you'll get a mixed bag of things, but it'll be something like this. They'll say, well, I believe it would. But you can't stop there. And they said, well, that's great. That's awesome. Greg, can I ask you, why do you why do you believe that you would? And this is almost word for word what they'll tell you. Well, you know, I'm not trying to be, you know, prideful, but I'm a pretty good person. And they might be a pretty good person. Did you know there might be some pretty good persons in hell who never accepted Jesus Christ? As a matter of fact, there will be. And then. And then that's where you can come in and say, I'm sure that you are. But did you know that the Scripture says this, this and this? And this, this and this that all have come short of the glory of God. That would mean Billy Graham.
Pastor West: [01:16:06] Most of them know who Billy Graham is. I met one fella one time who didn't you know? He asked me, you know, did you live around here? And I said, no, but he's in heaven now, so maybe he's met Billy by now. But. So there you can preach the gospel. It's almost like you're using the law sometimes, even though Christ and the law when, when, when they feel like they are a pretty good person, that they go to heaven. They've never heard the gospel. They don't understand it. So they're basing it on, you know, I don't see why. Why God would send me to hell. Well, he won't send anyone to hell. You do that yourself without him. But they're basing it on, you know, they're judging themselves against, you know, the worst of the worst and saying, well, you know, I mean, I mean, when we were out doing a lot of street evangelism a few years ago, I mean, a lot of it. I was always amazed to hear, like, I mean over and over and over again. Two things. Mostly they said, well, of course I'm going to go to heaven. I said, well, that's awesome, but can I ask you why? Oh yeah, well, man, I'm an American. I live in a Christian nation. I said, yeah, but what's your reason? I just told you, I'm an American. This is this is a Christian nation. Or the other one was, oh, yeah, we we give blood at least twice a year.
Pastor West: [01:17:29] Yeah, but.
Pastor West: [01:17:30] Do you know the one who gave his blood? Because your blood won't work. But that was their train of thought. That was their train of thinking. I'm a pretty good person. I'm not shooting anybody. I'm not stealing from people. I'm not hurting anybody. I'm just doing my job. And, you know, just trying to have a good life. I'm just trying to have my best life right now. And God's nowhere in it. But then they never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have a responsibility to preach, and we have a responsibility to warn people. Ezekiel said. He said, if you don't warn them, he said, the blood will be on your heads. So we have a responsibility to to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with people everywhere that we go. I don't want anyone left here to, you know, one left here. And so we need to be aware of that. I don't mean just to try to get people in church and build up a church. I'm talking about his church. We are the church. We are the voice. We're the ones who's been commissioned. We are the ambassadors. We are the representatives of Christ. And if we don't preach the gospel, angels can't come do what we're supposed to call. We are called to do it. Amen.