Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | August 29, 2011

‘The Rise and Fall of the Antichrist’–not just another book on prophecy

After reading Charles Massegee’s book on Revelation, I have a new appreciation for the prophetic times in which we live.  At first glance, “The Rise and Fall of the Antichrist” appears to be just another book on prophecy, but this is one book readers shouldn’t sell short.  Easy to read and understand, Massegee brings a different outlook and takes the mystery out of John’s mysterious prophetic words.


After studying the book of Revelation since he was 18 years old, Massegee has spent 58 years developing the Seven Secrets to Understanding the Book of Revelation.  Several times throughout the years he attempted to write, but all the pieces had not come together.  Then, about three years ago, God compelled him to start writing.  He wrote about 1,000 pages and the publisher said it was too much so he had to cut it back.  The unrest in the Middle East and the United States government’s attitude toward America and the world are of great concern to Massegee.  “The groundwork is being laid and all the events that have taken place in the last two years show how it (the last days) could happen,” he states.  “This is the first time just about every country in the world is having the same problems, setting up a situation where a person could burst onto the scene and, as a result of solving the worlds’ problems, could become a man that could rule the world.”  He tells me that the most telling prophetic events in the past year that relate to events mentioned in Matthew 24:7-8 are being documented on a daily basis, including nation rising against nation, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in unusual places.


In his book, Massegee demonstrates why in Revelation 10:9-10 the scroll John was asked to eat tasted sweet as honey in his mouth but turned his stomach sour.  You will find God’s Word comforting while at the same time disturbing if you know people who are unbelievers in a world that is quickly heading toward its inevitable end—the end that God ordained from the very beginning.


God’s Word tells us that the reading and study of Revelation will bring about a blessing for us.  If you’ve read Revelation before and were deeply confused by the language and symbolism or if you’ve been too intimidated to read it, Massegee’s book will guide you into a depth of understanding that will allow you to appreciate more fully God’s Words to John in Revelation.


Each chapter follows each chapter of Revelation and breaks up the Scripture in tiny pieces and elaborates on its meaning.  Massegee’s book opens up the secrets contained in Revelation and gives readers a deeper understanding of the times we are now living through.  His book brings comfort to those struggling for meaning and helps sort out the prophecies now being fulfilled in current events.


Massegee is direct and not as politically correct as some may prefer, but he speaks with a boldness that is desperately needed today.  God’s mercy will hold out for only so long.  His love for His people is great; however, there will still be people who turn their backs on Him even after everything that happens during the Tribulation period.


As Massegee says in his book, there is not a better time to turn to God than right now, but not out of fear.  God wants you to read His Book, study His Word and see the great love He has for you.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Charles Massegee Evangelistic Service, Inc. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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