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Antichrist: the Idol Shepherd

Lyn Mize

The identity of the Antichrist has been one of the most intriguing questions since the time of Christ. Many have been identified as the Antichrist based on their evil natures and heinous acts committed against God and man. Such characters as Nero, Hitler, Mussolini, Napoleon, Juan Carlos, Judas Iscariot, Saddam Hussein, Henry Kissenger and Gorbechev have at one time or another been identified as the Antichrist. The fact that none of these men fulfill the Biblical prophecies about Antichrist does not seem to prevent them from being labeled as such by individuals based on some perceived evil trait. For example, Barack Obama has been identified as the Antichrist by numerous Christians with not one Scripture as proof text.

The one and only method of identifying the Antichrist is to search the Scriptures for the detailed description of him, which has been given by God the Holy Spirit. Knowledge of what the Scriptures say about Antichrist can provide an unmistakable picture of him.

The first mistake that most people make is looking for someone whom the world hates or despises. In Revelation Antichrist is often called the “beast”. God calls him a beast because he is evil and worldly, but to the world he is a wonderful charismatic figure who is admired and loved.

Rev 17:17 (KJV) For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

The Biblical description of Antichrist pictures someone whom the world loves and reveres. The leaders of the world will turn to him in a time of crisis. He must be a great world leader that is highly admired. For this to happen, Antichrist has to be a figure known and loved throughout the world. He must have a charismatic and a magnetic personality. He has to be an individual who has captured the fame of the world. He will be the subject of books, movies, television programs, magazines and newspaper articles.

Rev 13:3 (KJV) And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death...

The second mistake that most people make is to look for someone who is alive. The Scriptures are clear that the world will think Antichrist is dead when he will actually be very much alive. This deceit will take time. The whole world will believe he is dead, and there will be great mourning over this popular world leader. Common sense reveals that Antichrist will have to be someone who has been around a while in order to establish his power base and credibility.

He must also be perceived as a peace lover who exudes the ideals of a democratic society, since the new world order will begin this way before it degenerates into an autocratic government led by a dictator. He will be the type of individual who will have buildings, parks, schools, libraries, and airports named after him. In brief, the searcher for Antichrist should look for a man greatly admired, respected and well thought of by the majority of the world, but the world must believe that he is dead. Also, the Scriptures depict someone who has apparently died as a result of a mortal head wound.

Psa 68:21 (KJV) But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

The Antichrist’s head wound was prophesied in Gen 3:15 where the mortal head wound is first mentioned. The phrase “goeth on still” indicates that he continues in his sin even though the world thinks he is dead. The whole world must be convinced that he is dead, since the world will be astonished that Antichrist has recovered from his mortal head wound. It would have to be a very famous person for the world to pay attention to his death.

The wound would have to be highly visible to the entire world. The only way this could happen is if the head wound had been recorded in some way for the world to witness over and over again. This is a wound that the whole world will witness repeatedly. It would be a famous “assassination.”

The Scriptures say he will be a world leader. Also, it cannot be someone who lived hundreds or thousands of years ago, since Antichrist will not actually be resurrected from the dead. He is a human being with a normal life span.

His apparent death will only increase the reverence for him, and his legend will increase irrationally in the minds of the people of the world. He will become the superhero in death that would be impossible in real life.

The “hairy scalp” in Psalm 68:21 indicates he will be a man with a full head of hair and the scalp will be part of the wound.

Rev 13:3 (KJV) And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

The whole world will be amazed that Antichrist is healed. It was so certain of his death, but he has now returned from the dead. This “resurrection” healing will make him seem like a god, and the world will turn to him to be their supernatural leader in a time of crisis.

Hab 3:13 (KJV) Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.

Habakkuk 3:13 reveals another clue to the identity of Antichrist. In addition to the hairy scalp wound, the wound of Antichrist will be at the base of the skull at the neck. At the time of the fulfillment of the head wound at the base of the skull at the neck, there was also a wound to the upper part of his trapezius close to the neck that damaged the brachial plexus, a group of nerves that control the arm.

Zec 11:17 (KJV) Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

and a similar verse in Revelation describing the wound is given:

Rev 13:14 (KJV) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sigh of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

The wound to the head and scalp caused the blind right eye and this indicates that the wound is on the right side of the head. Also the nerves to the arms come out of the spine at the base of the neck. A wound here could cause a paralyzed arm.  The sword mentioned in Rev 13:14 is actually a dirk--the Greek word for a short sharp instrument.  We believe that this instrument is a bullet, launched by an assassin.

Dan 7:20 (KJV) And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

Antichrist will be a great orator and the wounds will not affect this. He will still be able to speak and hold a crowd spellbound. His speeches will be part of his fame.

His physical appearance is one of strength and health as compared to his contemporaries. He looks good on television since this is how most of the world will see him. He is clearly a desirable and charismatic personality.

Rev 13:12 (KJV) And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

The Antichrist will work closely with the false prophet, the Pope. The Pope will cause the world to worship the Antichrist. This presents another clue to his identity. The Antichrist will be closely aligned with the Catholic Church. Even though he is privately evil and ungodly, outwardly he will support the Catholic Church and worship as a Catholic.

Rev 17:11 (KJV) And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

This is perhaps the most revealing verse for identifying the Antichrist. This verse tells us that Antichrist will be the leader of the eighth world power, the revived Roman Empire. The ten toes of iron and clay mentioned in Daniel 2:42-43 represent this empire. This means that he will be the leader of the European Union. This is also the Ten-Horned Beast mentioned in Revelation 13:1. Antichrist is the eleventh horn who comes up among the ten horns and rules over them.

The most intriguing part of this verse is that the Antichrist is also of the seventh power. The seventh power is Babylon the Great, which is the United States of America. This means that Antichrist will have been President of the United States of America.

Antichrist is a real individual who will fulfill every Biblical prophecy concerning him. Many of these prophecies have already been fulfilled, and the Antichrist is currently waiting in the wings to emerge on the world’s scene and fulfill the remaining prophecies about him.

While the whole world thinks that he is dead, the Bible says that he “goes on in his sin” influencing world events and leaders. His head wound is healed and he still speaks with power and skill despite his head wound. He has taken care of himself and he appears “more stout” than others his age. He is quietly waiting for the right moment to reappear as the “resurrected” messiah to save the world in a time of crisis.

Antichrist will graciously accept the world’s bidding to take over the reins of government to extract the world and its economy from wars and depression. He will bring temporary peace and prosperity to the world.

Dan 8:25 (KJV) And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

The Antichrist is filled with pride. He has seen the world worship his memory, and he has magnified himself. Through words and peace he will take power and destroy sovereign nations and their leaders. He will have a power so great that only the return of Christ will be able to stop him.

Dan 11:21 (KJV) And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

In this verse we see the Antichrist appear in his apocalypse or unveiling and he is not given the “honour of the kingdom.” He is not made President again, but he “obtains the kingdom by flatteries.” Here again we see a reference to the Antichrist’s great speaking skills and promises of “peace”. With just words and his very presence he is given the power of the kingdom. The nations of the world will follow and obey.

Like the story of Camelot, the king who once was, and will be again, has returned. The world will want to believe that the fairytale has come true. It will be hard to believe even when they see him with their own eyes, but they will have living proof.

Can it really be true? Can JFK still be alive? If JFK is truly alive as has long been rumored, then we are at the end of the age, the Firstfruits rapture is near, and our lives are about to be judged.

JFK fulfills all the Scriptures identifying the Antichrist, and the time for him to be revealed is rapidly approaching. Every detail of Scripture concerning the Antichrist must be fulfilled, and numerous prophecies already fulfilled identify him as John F. Kennedy. Genesis 3:15 gives us the first detailed information on Antichrist. In this Scripture the Seed of the Woman is Christ, and both Judas Iscariot and Antichrist are the Seed of the Serpent. The Serpent is Satan. Judas Iscariot and Antichrist are the only two people mentioned in Scripture who have been or will be indwelled by Satan.

Genesis 3:15 simply states that the Seed of the Serpent (i.e., Judas Iscariot) will cause the heel of the Seed of the Woman to be bruised. This was literally fulfilled at the crucifixion when the feet of Jesus were overlapped and nailed to the Cross with a long spike. The process would have severely bruised the heel of Jesus since it was violently smashed against the upright of the wooden cross with the hammer.

There are some who believe that Judas Iscariot will be resurrected as the Antichrist. Satan does not have the power of resurrection to life, and the Scriptures clearly state that Antichrist will only appear to die from a fatal head wound. The whole world will think he is dead, but he will really be alive (Revelation 13:3). The same truth applies to the similar misconception that Nero is the Antichrist and will be resurrected. Both of these misconceptions only serve to prevent Christians from seeking the truth, and they have the effect of delaying the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many Christians seek solace in these beliefs since they allow the return of Jesus to be pushed off into the distant future, and these Christians are relieved from actively watching for his return.

There is also a current theory that Hitler is the Antichrist. The same argument that Satan does not have the power of resurrection to life applies here. Also, Antichrist will have to be someone who is loved and revered by the world, and Hitler would definitely not be a candidate for this position. This theory also speculates that Hitler will use a pseudonym, but the Scriptures are clear that Antichrist will come using his real name (John 5:43). It is admitted that Hitler was one of the many antichrists who were to come (1 John 2:18), but he is not The Antichrist.

Antichrist is also the Seed of the Serpent, and he had his head “bruised” November 22, 1963 when an assassin’s bullet ripped through his head giving him a “mortal” or “fatal” wound. The Hebrew word for “bruise” in the injuries of both Jesus and Antichrist means “to injure or wound greatly; to break or smite in pieces.” Both fulfillments were accurate in detail.

Revelation 13:3 describes the head wound, “One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound....” Unknown to the world at the time, this “fatal wound” would be healed without the world’s knowledge, and when the world discovers that the wound was healed, it will be astonished. Revelation 13:3 also states this very succinctly, “...but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast.” Revelation 13:12 reiterates the fact that the fatal wound of Antichrist “had been healed.”

The world has seen the infliction of the fatal head wound literally hundreds of times in living color on television and in books and magazines. Numerous books and magazines have published the sequence of the fatal wound frame by frame with the head wound occurring in frame 313 of the infamous Zapruder film. There has recently been a tremendous surge of interest in JFK and the assassination since the release of the movie “JFK”. There have been so many programs on television focusing on JFK that it is difficult for a person to watch all of them. This intense interest in JFK will not subside, and he will one day soon reveal himself and fulfill the remaining prophecies about Antichrist.

Zechariah 11:17 gives us more amazing details about the wounds experienced by the “idol shepherd” (i.e., the Antichrist). This verse states:

Zec 11:17 (KJV) Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

The Scriptures do not reveal which arm will be paralyzed, but the actual fulfillment of this prophecy confirms that it is his right arm. The first bullet that struck John F. Kennedy pierced his trapezius muscle on the right side of his spinal column and struck the nerve root coming from the first thoracic vertebra. This nerve root enters the brachial plexus, a group of nerves which controls the muscles of the right arm among other things.

The fact that the bullet struck this nerve root is confirmed by JFK’s arm reflex immediately after the first shot. This nerve damage is responsible for JFK’s “withered” (i.e., paralyzed) right arm. Some pictures taken of JFK on the Island of Scorpios in 1971 by George Duncastle, a British civil service employee, also confirm the withered right arm. The pictures are legitimate, and they have surfaced several times since 1971. They were even shown on television at one point in time.

The second bullet entered the back of JFK’s head tangentially and blew a fist-sized portion of his skull out on the right rear of his head. The right parietal and temporal lobes of his brain were almost completely blown away. One fragment of the bullet went all the way through the brain and lodged to the upper part of his right eye. The path of the bullet would have severed or severely damaged the optic nerve to his right eye. This caused his right eye to be totally blind.

Thus, the two bullet wounds suffered by JFK fulfilled the prophecies about Antichrist in Genesis 3:15, Zechariah 11:17, and Revelation 13:3,12. The fulfillment of these three prophecies alone defies the probability of mere coincidence.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 confirms that the biggest single factor in the rise of Antichrist is deceit. This deceit is on a grand scale since the whole world will be fooled. The fake autopsy and funeral of JFK have been the world’s grandest deception. Literally millions of people in the U.S.A., Europe and the world watched the greatest assembly of world leaders in history who came to attend the funeral of a man who still lay in a hospital room on the seventeenth floor of the National Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

The body in the casket was that of a cadaver brought over from the medical school at Bethesda. Dr. James Humes was the medical doctor who performed the autopsy, and he refuses to be interviewed by anyone in regard to the autopsy. He admitted to the Assassination Committee that the report he wrote was given to JFK’s doctor, Admiral Burkley, who rewrote the autopsy report. This is an incredible admission since Admiral Burkley did not perform the autopsy. No rationale has been offered as to why the autopsy report was completed this way.

The rationale is very simple when it is understood that Dr.  Humes performed an autopsy on a cadaver with a head wound significantly different from JFK’s head wound. The report had to be edited to agree with JFK’s head wound, and that is exactly why Admiral Burkley rewrote the report.

This is also the reason why no conical section was performed on Kennedy’s brain. A conical section is where the brain is removed and literally sliced into numerous thin slices so the path of the bullet can be traced. Students in the medical school had already worked on the cadaver that was used for the autopsy, and the brain was missing when the autopsy was begun. The bullet wound would not have matched Kennedy’s wounds anyway. This is the reason why Kennedy’s brain was missing from the National Archives when a forensic pathologist was finally allowed to view the autopsy material 15 years later.

Jacqueline Kennedy had supposedly taken the brain to the National Archives, but it has never been located and no one has attempted to explain how it became missing. No one in the family ever became concerned about the location of Kennedy’s brain, since its precise location is well known to them.

Although missing the right parietal and temporal lobes, JFK’s brain is very much intact inside his somewhat scarred cranium. The parietal and temporal lobes of the brain control motor areas of the body. Since JFK is right-handed, his left parietal and temporal lobes are the dominant control centers for his body so they have taken over the control of his body.

JFK’s thought processes and verbal abilities have not been affected by his wounds. He is simply blind in his right eye, and his right arm is “withered” (i.e., atrophied and drawn) because of the nerve damage to his brachial plexus, a network of nerves that controls the chest, shoulder and arm. The blind right eye was caused by the damaged optic nerve from the sliver of bullet. For those who are unfamiliar with symbolism in Scripture, a blind right eye and a crippled right arm signify a foe that has already been defeated. This defeat took place at Calvary almost two thousand years ago.

Revelation 17:9-11 is one of the most mysterious passages in Scripture. It refers specifically to the Antichrist. The “seven heads” are the leaders of the seven world empires: (1) Egypt, (2) Assyria, (3) Babylon, (4) Medo-Persia, (5) Greece, (6) Rome, and (7) New Babylon (United States of America).

At the time John wrote Revelation, five of the empires had fallen and the sixth empire, Rome, was in power. The leader of the seventh empire had not yet come to power. When he does come to power he will remain for a little while. This prophecy has been fulfilled since JFK has come to power and he was leader of the seventh empire for approximately one thousand days.

He now “is not” but he will also be the eighth king who will reign over the eighth empire, which is the ten-horned beast or the revived Roman Empire. “Of the seven” means that the origin of Antichrist was the seventh empire. Even though “seven” in verse eleven is a cardinal number in the Greek, it is specifically referring to the seventh empire. The grammatical construction is almost identical to Matthew 22:26 where the cardinal number “seven” in the Greek is even translated “seventh” in most translations.

Thus, JFK is “Rex quondam Rexque futurus” (i.e., the King who once was and will be again). This quotation from Sir Thomas Malory was the impetus for a book by Terence H. White called The Once and Future King. Sir Thomas Malory wrote Le Morte D’Arthur, which is one of the classic works on the Arthurian legend—the most famous of medieval legends. Space prohibits a detailed comparison between the legends of King Arthur and John F. Kennedy, but the numerous analogies are not coincidental.

President Kennedy loved the play “Camelot,” and his administration is still nostalgically remembered as the era of Camelot. Time Incorporated published a book in 1988 called Life in Camelot: The Kennedy Years.

For those unfamiliar with Arthurian legend, King Arthur was a British king who ruled over a utopian kingdom called Camelot. He suffered a mortal head wound by the sword, and he was carried off to a Celtic paradise called the Isle of Avalon where he was to be healed. At some point in the future he is to return from the Isle of Avalon and again rule over Great Britain.

John F. Kennedy also suffered a mortal head wound. He was secretly carried off to the island of Skorpios where he was healed. He will return in the near future and reign over Great Britain as leader of the Ten-Horned Beast or the revived Roman Empire.

It is highly significant that the Island of Skorpios means the Island of the Scorpion, and in the Mazzaroth (i.e., the Zodiac) the Scorpion is symbolic of the Seed of the Serpent (i.e., the Antichrist). It is also not coincidental that in the Mazzaroth the scorpion’s head is crushed by Ophiuchus, the symbol of Jesus Christ or the Seed of the Woman. The Mazzaroth has been called the gospel in the stars, and much can be learned from a study of it. This is not the same as Astrology, which is a Satanic perversion of the Mazzaroth. The original Mazzaroth is a heavenly portrayal of the struggle between the Seed of the Serpent and the Seed of the Woman. Two excellent books on the subject are The Gospel in the Stars by Joseph A. Seiss and The Witness of the Stars by E. W. Bullinger.

The Mazzaroth exalts Jesus Christ and points to his final victory over Satan and the Antichrist. Satan has perverted the Mazzaroth into the system called Astrology, which is so widespread in the world today. It is because of this perversion that the great majority of Christians who have a little knowledge believe that anything pertaining to the Mazzaroth is satanic. God created the stars and gave man the gospel of Jesus Christ in them long before He gave man his written Word in the form of the Bible. It is tragic that only a relatively few Christians are able to appreciate the true significance of the Mazzaroth.

Will Antichrist be an Israelite? Scriptures strongly imply that Antichrist will be an Israelite, and that he will specifically be a member of the tribe of Dan (Gen. 49:16-17; Dan. 11:37). The Scriptures also indicate that he will rise to power “out of the sea” (Rev. 13:1) which implies that he will be a Gentile. The grand mystery is how both can be true. In actuality, he did rise up out of the Gentile nations, but he is a real Israelite from the tribe of Dan.

The rising “up out of the sea” has been fulfilled both literally and figuratively. In August 1943 during World War II, JFK’s PT boat was cut in two and sunk from underneath him by a Japanese destroyer named “Amagiri”. John F. Kennedy literally came up “out of the sea” and survived the destruction of the PT 109, which he commanded. The incident made him a hero since he was personally responsible for saving most of his crew. A book and a movie were made about the incident, and it was the impetus for JFK’s rise to power. John F. Kennedy is also well known for his love of the sea and his vacations to Martha’s Vineyard on the seacoast of Massachusetts. The Sea in Scripture is symbolic of the Gentile nations, so this is the figurative fulfillment of this same prophecy.

The tribes of Dan and Ephraim are part of the ten lost tribes of Israel, and they are conspicuously absent from the 144,000 Jewish evangelists who will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom during the last half of Daniel’s seventieth week. They will, however, receive their inheritance when Jesus returns in power and glory at the end of the tribulation (Ezekiel 48:1, 5). In other words, the world will not know that Antichrist is an Israelite until the end of the tribulation and when Jesus identifies the people of Antichrist as being of the tribe of Dan. The following Scripture describes this event:

Isa 56:8 (KJV) The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.

It may be that Ephraim is another group of people in the world not recognized as Israelites. The parable of the hidden treasure (Matthew 13:36-44) refers specifically to the nation of Israel being hidden in the world until the Lord returns. The identification of the people who make up the rest of the 10 lost tribes is explained in the article: The Seven Parables of the Kingdom.

It should be clear by now that if Antichrist is of the tribe of Dan, then the Irish people are Israelites, since JFK is of Irish descent. This may sound absurd on the surface, but thorough research into the traditions and heritage of the Irish people, including their physical and familial traits, will reveal that they are remarkable in their similarities with the Israelites.

The Irish people perfectly match God’s description of the nation of Israel. Throughout the Old Testament, God describes Israel as being a persecuted people. The history of the Irish confirms this description even down to the persecution in America when they migrated here around the turn of the 20th century. They have also been kept “few in number” (Lev. 26:22), and they remain Irish where ever they settle in the world just like the Jews remain Jews regardless of the country in which they settle.

There are numerous traits and traditions that link the Irish people to the lost tribe of Dan. The tribe of Dan was stonecutters, and Ireland is known for its stone buildings, walls and fortresses that have stood for well over a thousand years without benefit of mortar. The national instrument of Ireland is the harp (clarsech), which is very much like the harp played by David. The tribe of Dan tended toward violence and “much wine” which is a stereotype of the Irish people.

The Irish are gifted intellectually and they are highly religious. Both of these traits are Jewish. The Irish are the only group of people in the world who equal the Jews in the number of Nobel prizes based on a “per capita” basis.

The Irish people can only be traced back to about 400 B.C., which is 200 years after the tribe of Dan disappeared from history. The Irish were able to defend Ireland because of iron weapons and the use of chariots with iron wheels, which they introduced into Ireland. The tribe of Dan was familiar with iron and iron chariots long before they were introduced into Ireland. They had learned about iron from the Philistines and Canaanites, and they were very much aware of the advantage of using iron rather than bronze in the forging of weapons.

The ancient traditions and heroes of Ireland are fascinating, and their origins are as mysterious as they are fascinating. The mystery slowly begins to dissipate with the understanding that the ancient history of the Irish people can be studied in the Old Testament by studying about Israel and especially the tribe of Dan. The Irish have an ancient hero simply known as the Giant Killer. This fact standing along is trivia until we realize that this Giant Killer was David and the giant he killed was Goliath.

Another ancient tradition of the Irish was that the land of Ireland was a land that was given them by God. It is a mystery where the Irish got this tradition, but the mystery clears up when we realize that they received it from their forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who were promised a land as an inheritance from God. Ireland is not the land of promise, but the tradition of being given some land by God is of legitimate origin.

The changing seasons of the year were highly significant for the ancient Irish, and festivals were held marking the passage of the year. This ancient custom can be clearly linked to the seven festivals that God ordained for Israel to mark the passage of the year and especially the various stages of the harvest (Lev. 23).

The Irish have numerous other legends and myths that can be linked to the history of Israel as revealed in the Bible. One is that the Irish people will someday be married to God, but they are currently married to the wrong spouse. Another is that they will one day have a King who was chosen by God to be King and who was born to be King. No explanation should be necessary linking this to Israel who is called God’s unfaithful wife. She will one day be restored (See the book of Hosea).

Also, Jesus is their King and He will reign over them during the millennium. Another interesting legend related to this one is that the King must be without physical blemish. The origin of this has to be the sinless nature that the Messiah was to have at his appearance.

Of course, these Irish myths and legends have changed over time and many adulterations to the original truths have been added. The basic ideas of the legends have not changed, and they can be clearly linked to the historical facts pertaining to the nation of Israel, and even to the tribe of Dan in some cases.

Historical Analysis

One of the most difficult tasks in persuading Christians that John F. Kennedy is the Antichrist is in convincing them that he is alive. People have a tendency to believe what they read in the newspapers, and the more times they read and hear about something, the stronger that belief becomes. The fact that the Scriptures clearly teach that the whole world will believe that Antichrist is dead when he is actually alive should in itself be persuasive, but many Christians remain dissuaded even when confronted with this fact.

One of the world’s biggest mysteries is the events that took place on November 22, 1963 and related events subsequent to that date. It is as if the events of that day have been frozen in time and everyone old enough to recall that day remembers in detail where he was and what he was doing. The infliction of that fatal head wound has been indelibly impressed on our minds after having witnessed it countless times on television in slow motion.

The mysteries of the events of that day are still researched extensively, and numerous articles, books and videotapes have been created attempting to explain those mysteries. None have been successful in answering the mysteries of that day. The following is a brief summary of the events of that day and related events subsequent to that day with an explanation of the mysteries surrounding these events.

After the fatal head wound, JFK was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital where he received emergency treatment. The doctors and emergency personnel quickly set about infusing the President with large quantities of blood and Ringer’s solution in order to re-establish peripheral circulation and prevent hemorrhagic shock (i.e., blood loss). Parkland was a research hospital for hemorrhagic shock, and it is not coincidence that it was probably one of the best trauma hospitals in the nation. Dr. Carrico had forced an endotracheal tube down JFK’s throat, but Dr. Perry performed a tracheotomy when it became clear that the endotracheal tube had failed to increase the air volume in JFK’s lungs.

Doctors Charles J. Carrico and Malcolm O. Perry have to be credited with saving the life of JFK even though they probably do not know it even now. Several other doctors were involved in the emergency treatment, but it was Dr. Clark who pronounced him dead in the absence of neurological, muscular or heart response. This was not the first time that someone had been pronounced dead when he was in fact very much alive.

A nurse was called in to clean JFK up for removal of the body. This nurse made a comment that should have triggered another medical check of JFK but has gone virtually unnoticed. Her comment, “His body was still supple,” shows that she was surprised that rigor mortis had not set in, but more importantly, it was evidence that he was not dead.

An expensive $10,000 bronze casket was requisitioned from a local funeral home, and JFK was placed in the casket in the nude after a sheet had been spread out in the casket. This casket mysteriously disappeared later at the National Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland under the close scrutiny of the CIA, FBI and family members of JFK. The mystery of the lost casket has never been resolved. The truth is that the casket contained evidence that JFK was still alive so it had to be disposed of to maintain the cover-up.

After being placed in the casket, JFK was illegally spirited away to Love Field where the casket was loaded inside the airplane after quickly removing some seats. The departure was illegal since a homicide was involved and Texas law required an autopsy in Texas to keep from breaking the chain of evidence. The cover-up of JFK’s survival would never have been possible if Texas law had prevailed.

Arrangements were made with a funeral home in Washington, D.C. to embalm and dress the body after an autopsy was to be performed at the Bethesda Naval hospital. The arrangements were later mysteriously canceled when it was decided that the embalming could be done at the hospital even though it was against regulations. The explanation for this mystery is very simple since JFK was alive and the cadaver brought over from the medical school at Bethesda did not require embalming.

After loading the bronze casket aboard Air Force One, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President, and Air Force One lifted off from Love Field in Dallas. At this point the world had been informed that JFK was dead, and everyone aboard the airplane thought he was dead. It was at some point in the flight back to Washington, D.C. that it was discovered that JFK was still alive. This is where the numerous discrepancies and mysteries begin and the obvious cover-up by the CIA, the FBI, the family of JFK, the administrators of Bethesda hospital, and the doctors who performed the fake autopsy.

According to Oliver Stone who produced the movie “JFK,” all of this cover-up was to conceal whether the bullets came from the front or the rear, and this was done to cover-up the fact of a conspiracy rather than a lone gunman acting along. This theory says that JFK was removed from the casket aboard the airplane, and the wounds were altered to make them look like they came from the rear rather than the front. The ludicrousness of this theory should be obvious to anyone reflecting on the logistics and planning that would be required for such an operation. A mission of this scope would make the old “Mission Impossible” series look like child’s play.

The simple truth is that JFK was discovered alive and removed from the casket. Kennedy’s doctor, Admiral Burkley, enlarged the tracheotomy to help JFK breathe. This is why the picture of the tracheotomy was described by Dr. Charles Crenshaw as different as and much larger than when JFK left Parkland Hospital. The decision had to be made whether to reveal to the world that JFK was still alive or to let it continue in the belief that he was dead. It appeared obvious that JFK would not survive the gunshot wounds to the neck and head, or that if he did survive he would remain a vegetable for the remainder of his life due to the severe brain damage.

At the time this decision was made, there was no constitutional provision for the vice-president to take over the Presidency if the President were merely incapacitated. In other words, there was a constitutional crisis with no immediate solution if the world was told that JFK was alive. The correct decision was obvious so the cover-up began that involved the Kennedy family and the upper echelons of government.

Another major factor in the decision to cover up that JFK was still alive was the obvious fact that the attempted assassination was the handiwork of organized crime. The Kennedy family and aides knew that a contract put out on someone’s life by the Mafia was never rescinded. This is the primary reason JFK has been living in obscurity for 48 years now.

It is highly significant that organized crime under the leadership of the Mafia is now considered dead with the conviction and incarceration for life of John Gotti, the last of the Godfathers. All of the traditional leaders of the Mafia are now dead or incarcerated for life, and this presents an opportune time for JFK to reveal himself without fear of retaliation by the Mafia.

It is now common knowledge that the Mafia was responsible for the assassination of JFK and RFK, and both were conspiracies. Unfortunately, Oliver Stone’s movie “JFK” was not able to distinguish between the conspiracy of the Mafia to kill JFK and the conspiracy of the government and family of JFK to conceal the fact that he was still alive. What the government and JFK’s family did not foresee was the extent of JFK’s recovery.

Air Force One landed at Andrews Air Force Base and the numerous mysteries about the assassination began. The empty bronze casket was unloaded from the starboard side of the aircraft. The honor guard that had been requested to unload the casket was not allowed by General McHugh and others aboard the aircraft to carry the casket. This mystery is easily resolved since they knew that the honor guard would easily detect that the casket was empty. It has now been conclusively established that the bronze casket was empty when it was unloaded.

News videos later showed that a helicopter was approaching Air Force One from the port side of the aircraft at the time the bronze casket was being unloaded. The attention of the news media was focused on the bronze casket. While the hearse carrying the bronze casket was on its way to Bethesda with the news media following, JFK was carried aboard the helicopter to Bethesda where he received emergency surgery. It is established fact that a helicopter landed at Bethesda before the bronze casket arrived, but it is still unknown as to the identity of the injured person who received so much attention when the helicopter arrived.

Another hearse arrived at the hospital back door before the bronze casket arrived at the front door. It supposedly contained the body of JFK, but the discrepancies were numerous. The body was in a Viet Nam type body bag, and it was in a cheap metal shipping casket. Also, the head had a towel wrapped around it covering the face. The head wound was massive, and it was totally different from the head wound described by the doctors at Parkland hospital. Aides who helped unload the body were astounded because surgery had already been performed on the body and the entire brain was missing.

This body was actually a cadaver brought over from the medical school at Bethesda. This body received the so-called autopsy, and it was the body buried at Arlington National Cemetery. This is the reason why none of the Kennedy family ever visits the grave site except on ceremonial occasions. This is also why JFK’s children once said in an interview that they never think about JFK’s death but only think about his life. Jacqueline’s friends were also very curious as to why she always referred to “Jack” in the present tense after almost 30 years. They reason that she was never really able to accept his death, but the truth is that it was natural for her to speak of him in the present tense, since he was still alive and she visited him often at the Kennedy Estate in Virginia. It is interesting that Jackie had a cook and valet who went with Jackie everywhere, except she never went with Jackie to the Kennedy Estate where JFK lived at the time. Jackie’s valet never understood why Jackie did not take her here, but the reason should be obvious to all. Jackie’s valet did not know that JFK was still alive, so her presence at the Kennedy Estate was never allowed.

One of the mysteries that has never been resolved is why LBJ set up his presidential office in a building across the street from the White House and remained there for several weeks after JFK’s funeral. It was common knowledge that RFK, the Attorney General, would not allow LBJ to set up his office in the oval office. It was several weeks later that RFK changed his mind and allowed LBJ into the oval office.

This mystery is easily resolved when it is understood that LBJ was not legally the President until Congress passed an amendment to the constitution allowing the vice-president to become President if the President became incompetent. LBJ would not have submitted to this intimidation if he had legally been the President. He hated the Kennedys, and he was a ruthless and egotistical individual.

One significant fact that has never been addressed by the Kennedy family or the administrators of Bethesda is Jacqueline Kennedy’s frequent visits to the hospital for several years after the assassination. The answer to this mystery ties in with another mystery that has never been explained. The seventeenth floor of Bethesda hospital is the VIP suite, and it was completely closed off to hospital personnel and visitors for several years. It certainly is not coincidence that the seventeenth floor was reopened for use after Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis in 1968 and she moved to the Island of Skorpios.

Most people are not aware that JFK and Onassis were good friends before the assassination. The Island of Skorpios was a perfect place for the care and rehabilitation of JFK, and Jacqueline and the children could be isolated from the news media. Therefore, a marriage between Aristotle and Jackie was arranged with Cardinal Cushing’s blessings.

Cardinal Cushing was the Kennedy’s spiritual counselor, and he was criticized for blessing the marriage since Aristotle was divorced. He responded by saying that the world would approve of the marriage if they knew the circumstances. The marriage was a complete sham with a contract for them to have separate bedrooms. This is why Cardinal Cushing could grant his blessings to the marriage without violating his conscience.

Several people have seen John F. Kennedy on the Island of Skorpios. Ardash Tookoian, a Greek tour guide, has stated that he often saw JFK in his wheelchair on the island. A Greek nurse named Koula Markopolis was hired by Aristotle Onassis to care for JFK. George Duncastle, a British civil service employee even took some pictures of JFK with a telephoto lens in 1971. The pictures show JFK being assisted out of his wheelchair by Jackie and two secret service men. JFK’s hair is “white like wool” and his “withered” right arm is clearly visible.

God gave us a detailed portrait of Antichrist in the Scriptures, and the idea that Christians will be unable to identify him has no Scriptural basis. Antichrist has to be someone, and the fact that JFK perfectly fulfills numerous prophecies about the Antichrist should cause Christians to wake up to the prophetic truths about the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to having already fulfilled numerous prophecies about Antichrist, JFK is in a position to fulfill the remainder of the prophecies about this individual.

Since Antichrist will be the world leader, it is common sense that he will have to be someone well-known throughout the world. He will also have to be someone admired and respected throughout the world and especially in Europe since he will be leader of the Ten Horned Beast, which is a revived form of the Roman Empire out of the European Union. The final form of the Ten Horned Beast has not yet occurred. JFK was one of the most respected world leaders in history. He was especially loved throughout Europe, and numerous Europeans have pictures of him in their homes.

He lived and traveled in Europe when his father, Joseph Kennedy, was ambassador to Great Britain. He also took frequent vacations to Europe. JFK actually knew more about Europe than he knew about America at the time he became President.

It is also highly significant that Pierre Salinger, JFK’s press secretary and confidant, was chief foreign correspondent with CBS News, in France for many years. He later moved to Washington D.C. to work for one of the world’s largest public relations firms, but he died a number of years ago. Pierre was a Jew, as well as all of JFK’s cabinet, including his brother Bobby who was also a Jew from the tribe of Dan.

Six months before the assassination JFK visited six of the then nine members of the European Common Market. He and Jackie received a resounding welcome in all six countries. Europe openly demonstrated its love for John F. Kennedy, and this was just a preview of Europe’s attraction for JFK when he returns as the Roman Prince.

Since the Jews will receive the Antichrist as their messiah, it seems only fitting that he be highly regarded by the Jews. John F. Kennedy was loved and highly respected by the Jews in the world. When he was elected President 82% of Jews voted for him, and this was the highest percentage of any ethnic group in America.

The Jews throughout the world also mourned his death, and a large memorial looking like a tree stump cut off in its prime was constructed outside of Jerusalem. The building sits on top of a mountain, and a forest of trees surrounds it. JFK was loved and admired by the Jews of the world, and he will be readily accepted by the Jews as their messiah when he reveals himself.

A primary accomplishment of Antichrist will be his successfully negotiated treaty (i.e., covenant) with Israel and the Arabs. JFK has already proven himself with Israel when he guaranteed their security for the first time in 1961. He followed up a year later with this promise by selling Israel a major defense system, the Hawk anti-aircraft missile. It is also significant that JFK’s daughter, Caroline, married a Jew. To the Jewish mind this is highly symbolic of a covenant relationship which is verified by the Old Testament. Caroline had a son named John Kennedy Schlossberg. This only enhanced the endearment that the Jews had for John F. Kennedy.

One major difficulty in convincing anyone that JFK is the Antichrist is convincing them that he could have possibly survived the massive head wound that he received. The primary argument for this is the Scriptural description of this exact situation. The whole world will be astonished that Antichrist survived the fatal head wound. A simple belief in what the Scriptures say should be sufficient, but the Church is filled with doubt and unbelief in the literal fulfillment of Scripture. Therefore, the following case history should provide additional evidence that a person can survive a massive head wound with his mental faculties unimpaired:

The writer personally knew of a man in a nursing home a number of years ago who attempted suicide 20 years before by shooting a bullet into his temple. He almost completely destroyed the parietal and temporal lobes on both sides of his brain. The doctors informed the wife at the time that it was impossible for the man to survive more than a few hours because of the extensive brain damage. Not only did he survive but the doctors were amazed that the man’s mental faculties and verbal abilities were totally unaffected.

He was totally paralyzed except for his ability to move his right arm. It must be remembered that JFK only lost the parietal and temporal lobes on the right side of his brain. Since he is right-handed, the left lobes are dominant and have taken over the control of the motor functions of his body. The brain has an amazing ability to compensate for portions that have been destroyed. Medical history is replete with examples of this nature, but ignorance still predominates in the arena of physiological understanding.

Another area of unbelief that plagues Christians when they hear that JFK is the Antichrist is the doubt that anyone could actually worship him. The first argument for this inevitable state of affairs is a simple quotation from the Encyclopedia of American Religions, 3rd Edition “*1582”:

Kennedy Worshipers

No central headquarters.

Shortly after the death of the charismatic President John F. Kennedy, people began to claim contact with his spirit. They began ascribing healings of many serious diseases, some congenital and/or terminal, to that spirit. By 1970 more than 100 such reports were on file. Coincidental with these accounts of miracles was the emergence of a loosely organized movement in which John F. Kennedy was an object of worship.

The first manifestations were home shrines centered upon pictures of Kennedy. In 1972 Farley McGivern organized a John F. Kennedy Memorial Temple in Los Angeles to provide headquarters for the movement. To believers, Kennedy is thought of as a god. McGivern believed that Kennedy gave his life for his people to warn them of the evil around them.

The existence of this movement has been known only through the occasional encounters by reporters with people who claim to be a part of it. To Most people involved in it, their belief is a very private matter which is rarely shared with others, even close friends. Hence, little information about it exists.

Membership: In the 1970s, 2,000 adherents around the United States were reported.”

A second argument for the reality of JFK being an object of worship is some quotations from the book Smiling through the Apocalypse, Esquire’s History of the Sixties. The following quotations are from the chapter The Holy Family by Gore Vidal, which expounds on the dynastic tendencies of the Kennedy family:

“From the beginning the godhead shone for those who had eyes to see.”

“From the triumph to triumph the hero proceeds to the convention at Los Angeles where the god is recognized. The only shadow upon that perfect day is cast, significantly, by Lyndon B. Johnson. Like Lucifer he challenged the god at the convention; and was struck down only to be raised again as son of morning.”

“From this point on the thousand days unfold in familiar sequence and, though details differ from gospel to gospel, the story already possesses the quality of a passion play; disaster at Cuba One, triumph at Cuba Two; the eloquent speeches; the fine pageantry and always the crowds and glory, ending at Dallas."

With Lucifer now rampant upon the heights, the surviving Kennedys are again at work to regain the lost paradise, which means that books must be written not only about the new incarnation of the Kennedy godhead but the old. For it is the dead hero’s magic that makes legitimate the family’s pretensions. As the Osiris-Adonis-Christ figure, J.F.K. is already the subject of a cult that may persist, through the machinery of publicity, long after all memory of his administration has been absorbed by the golden myth now being created in a thousand books to the single end of maintaining in power our extraordinary holy family.”

The above quotations clearly depict the religious overtones connected with JFK and his “sacrificial death” to warn his people of the evil around them. It is not coincidental that this is the same theme in new age teaching, which centers on Lucifer and attributes to him a sacrifice to teach mankind about evil. According to new age teaching, Lucifer will one day be reconciled to God and reign over the earth. An incarnation must take place before this reign can begin, and that incarnation will take place in the “Man of Sin” who is better known as the Antichrist. Genesis 3:15 refers to him as the Seed of the Serpent.

On July 18, 1969, at 11:15 p.m. Ted Kennedy drove a car off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts and killed a young lady named Mary Jo Kopechne. The true facts of what happened that night are still a mystery, but there is one mystery that stands out from the others.

About 2:30 a.m. on the morning of July 19, 1969 after having just killed someone, Ted Kennedy made a telephone call to the home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie was in Europe at the time, but Ted talked to someone at her house for 20 minutes. Ted refused in court to divulge the name of the person with whom he had talked.

Telephone company records confirmed the telephone call and its length, but the person with whom Ted talked is still a mystery. The identity of the mystery person should be clear to the reader, but a few edifying statements are in order for those unfamiliar with the legendary Kennedys. Ted Kennedy reverenced his older brother Jack since Ted was a child. Big Brother Jack would be the first person Ted would call in just such an emergency as Chappaquiddick. It is logical that JFK would be at Jackie’s house at 2:30 in the morning even with Jackie in Europe.

Also, JFK would be the one person that Ted would not be able to identify as the other party on the line. In addition, it was not until 1971 that JFK was photographed on the Island of Skorpios. Thus, the timing would also be appropriate for JFK to have left Bethesda hospital but not yet have gone to Skorpios.

One mystery involves one of the Kennedy Estates in Virginia which was located just outside Washington D.C.  World leaders including the Queen of England had been observed visiting this estate under mysterious circumstances. The primary mystery is the identity of the host receiving the world leaders. It is inconceivable that these world leaders would be coming to visit with Ted Kennedy whose popularity in Europe was very low.

The implication had even been made that maybe JFK really was still alive as rumors had maintained since the date of the assassination. Stories about JFK being alive have circulated throughout the world long before the tabloids became popular and turned the story into an object of ridicule. No credible journalist interested in a career would dare write anything even hinting that JFK could be alive after 48 years.

Truman Capote did write an article shortly after the assassination saying JFK had survived, but he retracted the article and said he was wrong. Almost all rumors of JFK being alive have now been squelched because of the length of time that he has been in hiding. Satan is the father of lies and deceit and this is his masterpiece. Anyone who states that JFK is alive after all these years is mocked and ridiculed. The purpose of this article is to enlighten the children of God in regard to this plan and help them prepare to meet the Lord when He returns in the near future.

Jesus Christ came to earth, lived, died, buried and was resurrected three days later and ascended into heaven 2000 years ago. Jesus will return in his apocalypse or unveiling as Christ a long time after his death and resurrection. JFK lived and supposedly died 49 years ago. He will also figuratively ascend out of the abyss and reappear as the resurrected christ. When he is unveiled the false prophet will proclaim him as the christ for the Church and the messiah of Israel. He will be given authority for 3.5 years or 42 months, and then he will enter Jerusalem and claim to be God. All remaining prophecies about Jesus Christ will be fulfilled just as stated in the Bible, and all remaining prophecies about Antichrist will also be fulfilled, just as stated in the Bible.


The identity of Antichrist has been known for 49 years. Admittedly, it was thought that his apocalypse would occur before now, but it will definitely occur in God’s timing. The Scriptures tell us that Antichrist cannot be unveiled until after the Restrainer has been removed from the earth, and the Restrainer is the Philadelphia Church, which will be removed at the Firstfruits Rapture. It is believed that the Firstfruits Rapture may occur in the spring of 2013, so the time for the unveiling of Antichrist appears to be at hand. Please visit the following links for the exegesis of passages of Scripture that address Antichrist and his coming after the works of Satan in all manner of deception:

Antichrist in Revelation: revchp13.html
Antichrist in Revelation: revchp1718.html