The Antichrist, the “Beast” of the Book of Revelation, has appeared! We must unmask it! Holding great power and internationally supported, the Beast has seduced “many different nations and countries and languages and emperors” (Revelation 10,11) “… the whole world had marveled and followed the Beast (the Antichrist)” (Revelation 13,3). His cunning has bedimmed the spirits of men. The believers themselves have not recognized it. But a small number resist it. The prophets had announced that he would appear with great power and would propagate international events on a grand scale; and would succeed, for a certain time, before heading to its definitive destruction (Revelation 17,8). After his fall, the world will be renewed (Revelation 21,1).
Our mission is to demonstrate, through the Bible and the Qur’an, the accomplishment of the prophecies concerning our time and to reveal their subsequent consequences. Indeed, the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries have witnessed the fulfillment of historical events predicted by the prophets of the Old Testament, the Messiah and his Apostles, as well as the prophet Muhammad.
These historic events have great consequences: they mark the end of an era (“the End of Times”) and inaugurate a new spiritual era in the world. These events are symbolized as a loud resounding trumpet to draw all men’s attention to the importance of their spiritual significance. The prophetic Book of St John’s Revelation is consecrated to these events and the trumpets mentioned therein announce their debut. It is time to sound the Apocalyptic Trumpet to awaken the “sensible” (Matthew 25).
In the past, the Jews used to sound the trumpet (“shofar” in Hebrew) to call for prayer, to gather for combat, or to announce the New Year. The trumpet therefore always attracts people’s attention upon an important event.
The prophecies teach us that God will send new Apostles, those of the “End of Times”. Their Mission is to blow the (symbolic) trumpet by explaining the prophesied events: historical events of the XXth – XXIst century. The resounding trumpet is therefore, the explanation of the prophecies, which perfectly apply to these events. This explanation naturally draws men’s attention, particularly believers, to the spiritual valor of what is occurring in the world. These messengers of God, specifically the Messiah’s, are charged with this mission:
Matthew 24,30-31: “The Son of Man (Jesus) will send his angels (messengers) with a loud Trumpet to gather his elect…”
Qur’an VI; Cattle,73: “To Him belongs sovereignty, upon a Day when the Trumpet shall be blown.”
Qur’an XXVII; The Ants,87: “A Day shall come when the Trumpet shall be blown, and all who are in the heavens and earth shall be filled with horror, save those whom God wills…”
Therefore, this spiritual trumpet announces the end of an era that has become obsolete. Also, and above all, it proclaims the dawn of a new spiritual era described as “the New Heaven and the New Earth”:
2 Peter 3,13: “What we are waiting for is what he promised: the new heavens and new earth, the place where righteousness will be at home.”
Revelation 21,1: “Then I saw a New Heaven and a New Earth, the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now…”
Qur’an XIV; Abraham,47-48: “God is Almighty, Avenging. A day shall come when the earth is recast into other Earth and Heavens…”
This new era was thus announced by the prophecies. We are called to demonstrate this by opening the Holy Books:
Revelation 20,12: “… the Book of Life was opened, and other books opened which were the record of what they had done in their lives, by which the dead were judged.”
Qur’an XXXIX; The Groups,69-70: “The Book shall be open, prophets and witnesses shall be summoned, a judgement will be passed among them… Each soul shall be paid in full for what it did…”
This new spiritual dimension is also symbolized by a new “open door in Heaven”:
Revelation 3,8: “I have opened a Door in front of you that no one will be able to close”, says Jesus.
Revelation 4,1: “Then, in my vision, I saw a Door open in Heaven and heard the same voice speaking to me, a voice like a trumpet, saying: ‘Come up here: I will show you what is to take place in the future’”.
Qur’an XV; Al-Hijr,14: “Even if We open to them a Door from Heaven, and they (the unbelievers) keep ascending through it, they will still say (to justify their refusal): ‘Ah, our eyes have been blurred…’”
“So with you when you see these things happening: know that the Kingdom of God is near… Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Luke 21,31-33)
What events represent these things?
Happy are those who understand that these things are manifesting right under our very eyes from 1948, as they “stand with confidence before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21,36)
Here is a summary of the events that constitute these things:
- We rediscover a political Entity in the Bible that existed in the past. The Biblical prophets teach us that it displeases God, who decides to destroy it. Also, the Biblical prophecies announce that it will reappear in order to test man’s faith. It is given the pejorative name of “the Beast”, or more so, “the Antichrist”, because of its iniquity. The Beast appears in Palestine, reaching the heart of Jerusalem (Revelation 11,2 & 20,7-9), with its “immense empire” (Revelation 13,2) and its multitude of crimes and injustices (Revelation 17,1-7). It appears “healed from its deadly wound” (Revelation 13,3 & 13,12). God rejects those who support it, and blesses those who resist it. (Refer to our text “The Key of the Apocalypse”)
- The appearance of the second Beast which supports it (Revelation 13,11-16).
- The whole world is seduced by the Beast and supports it.
- The grand treason of the clergy and Christians, which is obvious to the naked eye (Matthew 24,10-13).
- “The Wicked One”, the Antichrist will enthrone himself in “God’s Sanctuary” (the Vatican) (2 Thessalonians 2,4).
- The Qur’an equally declared the apparition of this Beast at the end of times: “When the Word falls upon them (the unjust), We shall bring up a Beast from the earth who will speak to them” (Qur’an XXVII; The Ant,82). The prophet Muhammad spoke about this end of times in his “Noble Discussions” (Hadith). We refer to the text “The Antichrist in Islam” and for more details: “The signs of the Return of Jesus”.
“When these things begin to take place”, Jesus says, “stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.” (Luke 21,28) This means that believers should not be discouraged by the Beast’s overwhelming power. They must resist according to their means up to the end, up till martyrdom if necessary, knowing that it is heading to its utter destruction.
We thus hold our heads high, confident to stand erect before the Throne of the Divine Judge. This is because the day of the universal trial does not surprise us (Luke 21,34). We owe this to the infinite gentleness and mercy of our Savior. He considers us worthy –because of our perseverance– of his indispensable protection in these days of woe: “Because you have kept my commandment to endure trials, I will keep you safe during the time of trial, which is going to come, to test the people of the world” (Revelation 3,10).
This final universal test puts an end to an old religious regime and installs the process of an irreversible and universal spiritual Restoration on earth.
This predicted Restoration is “the New Earth and the New Heaven” announced by the Bible and the Qur’an. It has already been ignited (see text “The Universal Restoration”). It grows and strengthens every day, supported by the Spirit of Jesus back among his people.
All those who strive in implanting this prophetical Restoration, together form the “New Earth and the New Heaven” in our world (Revelation 21,1). “Here God lives among men. He will make His Home among them…” (Revelation 21,3)
We are doing our best to enlighten men of good faith, freely, on the subject of this Universal Restoration. Those who are thirsty of God’s Love and want to belong to Him, will understand our message. To them, God will give Himself directly in the Bread of Life around the Heavenly Table without any clerical intervention, as was done in the past:
Revelation 21,6-7: “It is already done… I will give water from the well of Life free to anybody who is thirsty; it is the rightful inheritance of the one who proves victorious; and I will be his God and he a son to me.”
The Messiah is already back, knocking at the door of our hearts. He wants us to open and welcome Him in order to share with Him the Bread of Life:
Revelation 3,20: “Look, I am standing at the door, knocking. If one of you hears me calling and opens the door, I will come in to share Supper (Heavenly Table), side by side with him.”
The Heavenly Bread is the Source of spiritual Life. Whether one believes it or not, Jesus has announced it:
John 6,53-58: “If you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and do not drink his blood, you will not have life within you. Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal Life, and I shall raise him on the Last Day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in Me and I live in him. As I, who am sent by the living Father, myself draw life from the Father, so whoever eats Me will draw Life from me. This is the Bread come down from Heaven…”
These strong words were neither understood nor accepted by many; they shocked the Jews who heard them in the past, and the disciples themselves (John 6,60). They still are a test for humanity because, Jesus explained, “these words are Spirit and they are Life” (John 6,63); they are addressed to men thirsty of spiritual life, who are capable of resisting the worldly currents in order to reach heavenly levels. Materialistic mentalities do not understand these words.
Some people find it difficult to understand what Jesus said about “the Bread that comes down from Heaven”. We draw the attention of our Muslim brothers, in particular, on the fact that the Holy Qur’an speaks eloquently about this heavenly Food (Sura V; The Table,112-115. We refer to our text: “A Look of faith at the Qur’an”, chapter 5.3; The Heavenly Table).
Everything has to be renewed! And this has already begun. The teaching of the Word of God has to be formed again from the Bible and the Qur’an. By sharing this teaching, we can renew the World. This is a great and beautiful mission to which every true believer should be committed. 2000 years ago, Paul already talked about the priesthood of Jesus: “On this subject we have many things to say, and they are difficult to explain because you have grown so slow at understanding. Really, when you should by this time have become masters, you need someone to teach you all over again the elementary principles of interpreting God’s oracles…” (Hebrews 5,11-12) These same words are addressed today to the “modern believers”
Paul wished to speak to men who are mature in faith, to “mature men with minds trained by practice to distinguish between good and bad.” (Hebrews 5,14) He wanted to “leave behind all the elementary teaching about Christ and concentrate on its completion, without going over the fundamental doctrines again: the turning away from dead actions and toward faith in God…” (Hebrews 6,1-3). That is what we are asked to do by God today… after centuries of stagnation, or better, centuries of regression.
Nourished by the Bread of Life which is the Body of Jesus, we are elevated every day to be closer to our heavenly Father. We thus re-establish, step by step, the link between God and man.
Paul invited the first Christians to elevate themselves in this very manner: “Let us be confident, then, in approaching the throne of grace, that we shall have mercy from him and find grace when we are in need of help.” (Hebrews 4,16) “You have come to the City of the living God, the Heavenly Jerusalem… You have come to God Himself, the supreme Judge… and to Jesus, the Mediator who brings a New Covenant…” (Hebrews 12,22-24)
To rise to the Throne of God, we must know the divine messages. By elevating ourselves we possess Eternal Life. Indeed, Jesus says: “Eternal Life is this: to know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17,3)
But how can we get to know God and his messengers in our days of darkness? They have been disfigured by fanaticism, various clerical treasons and sects. People have become unable to distinguish between good and evil because of the lack of Biblical and Qur’anic truthful knowledge.
In 1846, the holy Virgin appeared in France (“La Salette”), and complained about the perversity of the Christian clergy. Before Her, the prophets and Jesus Himself expressed the same reproach about the Jewish clergy (Ezekiel 34 / Jeremiah 23 / Matthew 23). All those religious leaders have been cursed by God because the only “spiritual food” they offered was a theatrical form of worship, incantations, songs, colorful and rich ornaments, pilgrimage and the amassing of money. Many of these bad shepherds left their flocks in complete ignorance of the Word of God in the Bible and the Qur’an. The prophet Muhammad also said in his “Noble Discussions” (Hadith): “A time will come for men in which all that will remain of the Qur’an is its drawing, and of Islam its Name. They claim to belong to Islam but they are the most remote from it”.
Without genuine spiritual knowledge, believers have become sickly and weak. Today, they are incapable of eating solid food… or even milk (Hebrews 5,12). What would the prophets say to the “believers” of the XXth and XXIst centuries who ignore the meaning of “the spirit of prophecy” and who instead, run after sects and false charismatic exhibitions? Nowadays, 2000 years after Jesus, some Christians try to stammer incomprehensible words, speaking “in tongues”, instead of interpreting prophecies. These practices have been condemned by Paul (1 Corinthians 14).
Unfortunately, we must start all over again, from step one. We must go back to the “elementary principles of interpreting God’s oracles” (Hebrews 5,12), and “leave behind us all the elementary teaching about Christ” (Hebrews 6,1). That is, we must embrace the current complex challenges such as the Return of Jesus, the Book of Revelation, the Antichrist, the Universal Restoration, the Bread of Life taken at home, the Immanuel, the New Earth and the New Heaven, the Genuine Spiritual Temple, the real martyrs of today, etc… All these things, yet so simple and clear, have become to most people incomprehensible and much too complicated. Yet this is the consistent, solid spiritual food of those who seek to be perfect (Hebrews 5,11-14). This is the “Straight Way” prescribed by the Qur’an (Qur’an I; Al-Fatiha, 6).
We embrace this Mission with courage in the Name of God and for His Glory. Our love for God and for those who are thirsty to know Him, fill us with zeal in spreading the divine Light.
Jesus recommended his disciples:
“Teach them to observe all the commands I gave you…” (Matthew 28,20) … “The man who keeps them and teaches them will be considered great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5,19)
The Qur’an also prescribes:
“Say: ‘O People of the Book (Bible), you follow no religion unless you practice the Torah and the Gospel and what has been revealed to you from your Lord.’” (Qur’an V; The Table,68)
This duty to teach was repeated by the Virgin Mary in La Salette (1846) and Fatima (1917). Talking of the treason of the clergy –whom She described as “cesspools of impurity”– She also revealed that “Rome (the Vatican) will lose faith and become the seat of the Antichrist”. She ends her Message in saying:
“I call on the true disciples of the Living God, the true imitators of Jesus-Christ… my children, my true devotees, who gave themselves to Me to be led to my Divine Son. I call on the Apostles of the end of times… It is time for them to come forth and illuminate the earth… Go, show yourselves as my beloved children. I am with you and within you, provided that your faith enlightens you in these unfortunate days. Let your zeal make you hunger for the Glory and Honor of Jesus. Fight, children of Light, you small in number who still perceive; for this is the Time of times, the End of ends…The Abyss is opening: Here is the king of kings of darkness! Here is the Beast (the Antichrist) … He will be annihilated by Michael, the Archangel… Everything will be renewed: God will be served and glorified… My children, do pass this Message to all my people.”
We feel deeply concerned by the call of God, of Jesus the Messiah, of Muhammed, of the Prophets and Apostles, and last but not least, of the Virgin our Mother. We answer this heavenly Call in spreading the teachings and the prophecies of the Bible and the Qur’an. Everything will thus “be renewed”: the New Earth and the New Heaven will finally shine gloriously on earth.