Mark Biltz Explores the Deepest Questions About the Future
Author and Pastor Delves Into What the Bible Says About the Antichrist in Soon-to-Be-Released ‘Decoding the Antichrist and the End Times’
TACOMA, Wash.—To know what the future holds, we need to know more than what’s happened in the past, but what is unfolding this very moment.
This is a central theme of author and minister Mark Biltz’s soon-to-be-released book, “Decoding the Antichrist and the End Times: What the Bible Says and What the Future Holds,” which takes an in-depth look at some of the deepest questions surrounding the Antichrist.
“Jewish people believe there are two Messiahs coming,” Biltz says. “Muslims anticipate two Jesus figures, but one is real and the other is fake. Some Christians theorize that the Antichrist may involve artificial intelligence. After all, if evil spirits can possess people, what’s stopping them from taking over robots? With so many claims, it’s hard to cut through the noise and know what is really going to happen in the end times. I hope my new book will help readers explore what the Bible says and how we as Christians should respond.”
Biltz adds that God says there is a powerful delusion coming. Too often, Christians get caught up in trying to figure out the date of the rapture or who the Antichrist is, and they end up arguing with other Christians over when everything will take place, which doesn’t accomplish anything for the kingdom.
“They think having the right answer is their ticket to heaven,” he continues. “I would rather be ready for the Messiah’s coming and wrong on the timing than be right on the timing and not be prepared!”
Biltz says he doesn’t believe the Antichrist will come looking like Satan but will manifest himself as a messenger of light or a truth bearer.
“Can there be more than one truth?” he adds. “This sounds familiar, like right from the Garden of Eden! Our enemy loves to take the truth and twist it or pervert it ever so slightly. This is why the deception will be so strong, because there will be so much truth in it. The devil already has the world deceived, and now he will go after those who believe in the God of Israel by poisoning the truth.”
People have been saying we have been living in the last days for a long time, Biltz writes in “Decoding the Antichrist,” and skeptics always say doomsayers are proven wrong.
“The problem can be in your definition of the ‘last days,’” according to Biltz. “The apostle John in his first epistle categorically states that he was living in the last days. If he was living in the last days 2,000 years ago, how much more are we now! We are in the last of the last days. The Bible states that a day with the Lord is as a thousand years, so as far as God is concerned it has only been two days since Jesus lived. We are at the door of this third day, which has great prophetic significance according to the Bible.”
Biltz says this significance includes Exodus 19, where God tells Moses to be ready for the “third day,” as that is when He will come down in the sight of all the people. The end of Hosea Chapter 5 states that God will be like a lion to the nation of Israel, tearing them into pieces, and then He will go away (v. 14). This is exactly what happened in AD 70 when the temple was destroyed, and Israel was scattered among the nations. Then the Lord states, “I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face” (v. 15).
Biltz also points to prophecy in Hosea Chapter 6, which declares that “after two days he will revive us.”
“This is exactly what happened when Israel came back on the stage of history in 1948,” Biltz says. “Following that we find the phrase, ‘In the third day he will raise us up and we shall live in his sight.’ This speaks of when the resurrection of the dead will take place and the Lord will be King over all the earth for the millennial reign. I believe we are approaching this third day now!”
“Decoding the Antichrist and the End Times” asks and seeks to answer the following questions:
- What does the Bible say about the Antichrist’s tactics and his motivation?
- Will he be a Muslim, a Jew or a professed Christian—or something else?
- Will the Antichrist work through modern technology to seize control?
Mark Biltz is founder of El Shaddai Ministries and a well-known and popular commentator on the feasts of the Lord. In fact, he has produced a series of DVDs on the feasts that have gone around the world. Biltz is also the author of “Blood Moons” and “God’s Day Timer.” His research and theories have led to guest appearances on both radio and television as well as being featured on the covers of magazines.
“Decoding the Antichrist and the End Times,” set for release March 5, is published by Charisma House, which has published books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians, including 14 New York Times bestsellers.