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WHEN ONE MAN RULES THE WORLD.

THE ANTICHRIST

 

FROM AS FAR BACK AS I CAN REMEMBER, I'VE HEARD SERMONS ABOUT THE ANTI-CHRIST.

TODAY,

I SEE THE WORLD TRANSFORMING BEFORE MY VERY EYES.

NEW TECHNOLOGY IS APPEARING ALMOST DAILY.

THE WORLD IS CHANGING INTO A PLACE THAT PERFECTLY MATCHES THE PROPHESIES ABOUT THE END TIMES.

TECHNOLOGY HAS GIVEN US INSTANT GLOBAL COMMUNICATION.

CNN IS SEEN EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

THE INTERNET AND SATELLITE CELL PHONES REACH EVERY COUNTRY ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

AIR TRANSPORTATION HAS SHRUNK THE PLANET TO THE POINT WHERE WE CAN SET FOOT ON THE SOIL OF ANY NATION IN JUST A MATTER OF HOURS.

I HEAR THAT THERE ARE MISSILES THAT CAN REACH ANY PART OF THE WORLD IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES.

WE CAN NO LONGER LIVE IN ISOLATION

FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD.


 

IN ADDITION TO ALL THIS TECNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT, JESUS TOLD US THAT

THERE WOULD BE WARS, RUMORS OF WARS, FAMINES,

AND EARTHQUAKES IN VARIOUS PLACES.  MATTHEW 24:6-7

JUST BEFORE ALL THESE THINGS EXPLODE THE WORLD INTO CHAOS,

THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH IS GOING TO DEPOPULATE MUCH OF THE PLANET.

AS MANY AS SEVENTY MILLION PEOPLE COULD SUDDENLY DISAPPEAR FROM THE UNITED STATES ALONE.

THE DEVASTATION BROUGHT ON BY THESE DISASTERS WILL PROMPT A WORLDWIDE OUTCRY FOR RELIEF

AND ORDER AT ALMOST ANY COST.

THIS'LL SET THE STAGE FOR THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW WORLD LEADER,

WHO WILL PROMISE A SOLUTION TO     ALL PROBLEMS.

I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE NEWS LATELY AS NORTH KOREA HAS IGNORED THOSE  'STRONGLY WORDED MEMORANDUMS'

THAT THE UNITED NATIONS HAS ISSUED.

THE WORLD IS BECOMING FED UP WITH THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

VERY SOON THE WORLD WILL GIVE ALL POWER

TO A CHARISMATIC WORLD LEADER

WHO WILL PROMISE WORLD PEACE.

THIS CHARIMATIC LEADER WILL EMERGE OUT OF THE NEWLY FORMED EUROPEAN UNION.


THE WORD ANTICHRIST IS USED FOUR TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, AND EACH TIME IT'S JOHN WHO IS USING IT.

1 JOHN 2:18, 22; 4:3; AND 2 JOHN 7

 THE WORD ANTICHRIST CAN MEAN:

ONE WHO IS AGAINST CHRIST.

OR IT CAN ALSO MEAN:

ONE WHO IS INSTEAD OF CHRIST.

BOTH DEFINITIONS APPLY TO THIS DEVIL MAN.

THE ANTICHRIST IS GOING TO BE SATAN'S SUPERMAN. 

HE'LL PERSECUTE, TORTURE, AND KILL THE PEOPLE OF GOD

HE'LL LEAD THE ARMIES OF THE WORLD INTO THE FINAL BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.

EVEN THOUGH THE WORD ANTICHRIST IS ONLY USED FOUR TIMES IN THE BIBLE, THIS MAN OF THE DEVIL IS CALLED BY OTHER NAMES AND PHRASES;

1. THE PRINCE WHO IS TO COME     DANIEL 9:26

2. A FIERCE KING     DAINIEL 8:23

3. A MASTER OF INTRIGUE     DANIEL 8:23

4. A DISPICABLE MAN     DANIEL 11:21

5. A WORTHLESS SHEPHERD     ZECHARIAH 11:16-17

6. THE ONE WHO BRINGS DESTRUCTION    2 THESSALONIANS 2:3

7. THE LAWLESS ONE     2 THESSALONIANS 2:8

8. THE EVIL MAN     2 THESSALONIANS 2:9

9. THE BEAST     REVELATION 13:1

EVEN THOUGH THE ANTICHRIST IS CALLED BY MANY NAMES, WE STILL DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHO HE IS.

WHEN YOU GOOGLE "WHO IS THE ANTICHRIST"?  YOU GET ABOUT 1.5 MILLION HITS. (ACCORDING TO DAVID JEREMIAH)

THERE IS EXTREME FASCINATION TODAY

ABOUT THIS SENSATIONAL SUBJECT.

IN THE LATE 1930s AND EARLY 1940s, WHEN HITLER WAS MOVING THROUGH EUROPE,

AND HE WAS SWALLOWING UP WHOLE NATIONS,

MANY BELIEVED THAT HE WAS THE COMING ANTICHRIST.

HITLER COULD HAVE BEEN THE ANTICHRIST.  HE FIT THE MOLD IN SO MANY WAYS.

HE OFFERED HIMSELF AS A MESSIAH WITH A DIVINE MISSION TO SAVE GERMANY. 

ON ONE OCCASION HE DISPLAYED THE WHIP HE OFTEN CARRIED

TO DEMONSTRATE THAT

"IN DRIVING OUT THE JEWS I REMIND MYSELF OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE"

 

HE USED TO SAY "JUST LIKE CHRIST, I HAVE A DUTY TO MY OWN PEOPLE." 

 

HE BOASTED THAT JUST AS CHRIST'S BIRTH HAD CHANGED THE CALENDAR, SO HIS VICTORY OVER THE JEWS WOULD BE THE BEGINNING OF A NEW AGE.  "WHAT CHRIST BEGAN, HE SAID, "I WILL COMPLETE" ...

 

AT ONE OF THE NUREMBERG RALLIES,

A GIANT PHOTO OF HITLER CARRIED THE CAPTION,

"IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD."

NUMEROLOGISTS WERE ABLE TO "PROVE" THAT HITLER WAS THE ANTICHRIST BECAUSE THEY WERE ABLE TO ASSIGN NUMBERS TO THE ALPHABET AND CALCULATE THE NUMBER '666' FROM HIS NAME.

A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, I MYSELF DEVISED A METHOD OF PROVING THAT ANYBODYS NAME CAN BE THE ANTICHRIST.

DAVID JEREMIAH TELLS US IN HIS BOOK THAT TO GET THE MOST FUN OUT OF THIS GAME YOU NEED TO PLAY BY THREE RULES.

1. IF THE PROPER NAME DOESN'T REACH THE NECESSARY TOTAL THEN ADD A TITLE.

2. IF THE SUM CANNOT BE FOUND IN ENGLISH, THEN TRY HEBREW OR GREEK OR LATIN.

3. DON'T BE TO PARTICULAR ABOUT THE SPELLING.

4. ABOVE ALL, BE PERSISTENT.  IF YOU KEEP WORKING AT IT, YOU CAN MAKE ANYBODY THE ANTICHRIST.

IF NUMEROLOGY DOESN'T WORK FOR YOU,

LOOK AT THE SIGNS TO SEE IF THEY'RE THE ANTICHRIST.

PRESIDENT KENNEDY

WAS THOUGHT TO BE THE ANTICHRIST.

1. HE WENT THROUGH "DEATH" AND "RESURRECTION" AS A PT BOAT COMMANDER IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC DURING WWII

2. AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN 1956, HE RECEIVED 666 VOTES.

3. HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT AND THEN SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD. 

THERE WERE SOME WHO EXPECTED HIM TO COME RIGHT OUT OF HIS CASKET AND ASSERT HIMSELF AS THE RULER OF THE WORLD.

PAUL TELLS US IN THE SECOND CHAPTER OF THESSALONIANS

THAT THIS COMING WORLD RULER ISN'T GOING TO BE REVEALED UNTIL AFTER THE RAPTURE OF THE CHRUCH.

SO IF YOU COME TO THE PLACE THAT YOU REALLY DO KNOW WHO THE ANTICHRIST IS, YOU'RE IN BIG TROUBLE.

WHILE IT'S NOT POSSIBLE TO KNOW THE ACTUAL IDENTITY OF THE ANTICHRIST,

WE CAN KNOW WHAT KIND OF MAN HE WILL BE.

THE PERSONALITY OF THE ANTICHRIST

THE PROPHET DANIEL DESCRIBED THE ANTICHRIST IN THESE GRAPHIC TERMS;

"AFTER THIS I SAW IN THE NIGHT VISIONS, AND BEHOLD, A FOURTH BEAST... AND THERE ... WERE EYES LIKE THE EYES OF A MAN, AND A MOUTH SPEAKING POMPOUS WORDS ... HE SHALL SPEAK POMPOUS WORDS AGAINST THE MOST HIGH"

DANIEL 7:7-8, 25

HIS CHARISMATIC PERSONALITY,  ENHANCED BY HIS SPEAKING ABILITY

WILL ENABLE HIM TO SWAY THE MASSES ON EARTH WITH SPELLBINDING WORDS OF POWER AND PROMISE.

WE HAVE JUST SEEN A POLITICAL CANDIDATE WHO USING  SMOOTH INTONATION AND ENGAGING SYNTAX HAS

OFFERED PROMISES TO EVERYONE.

NOW HE IS USING THAT SAME INTONATION  AND SYNTAX TO EXPLAIN WHY THE PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES WON'T ALLOW HIM TO KEEP HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISES.

DANIEL GOES ON TO TELL US THAT THIS GOLDEN-TONGUED ORATOR WILL ALSO SPEAK POMPOUS WORDS AGAINST GOD HIMSELF.

JOHN SAID THE SAME THING IN

REVELATION 13:5

AND HE WAS GIVEN A MOUTH SPEAKING GREAT THINGS AND BLASTPHEMIES.

ACTUALLY HITLER FIT THE ROLE OF THE ANTICHRIST VERY CLOSELY.

CHUCK COLSON EXPLAINS IN HIS BOOK

KINGDOMS IN CONFLICT

HOW HITLER MANIPULATED THE GERMAN PEOPLE.

 

THE MEETINGS WOULD BEGIN THE SAME WAY.

SOLEMN SYMPHONIC MUSIC BEGAN THE SET-UP. 

THE MUSIC THEN STOPPED, A HUSH WOULD PREVAIL, AND A PATRIOTIC ANTHEM WOULD BEGIN

THEN "FROM THE BACK, WALKING SLOWLY DOWN THE WIDE CENTRAL AISLE," STRUTTED HITLER,

FINALLY, THE FUHRER HIMSELF RISES TO SPEAK. 

 

BEGINNING IN A LOW, VELVET VOICE, WHICH MAKES THE AUDIENCE UNCONSCIOUSLY LEAN FORWARD TO HEAR,

HE SPEAKS OF HIS LOVE FOR GERMANY...

 

AND GRADUALLY HIS PITCH INCREASES UNTIL HE REACHES A SCREAMING CRESCENDO. 

BUT HIS AUDIENCE DOES NOT THINK HIS RASPING SHOUTS ARE EXCESSIVE, BECAUSE THEY ARE SCREAMING RIGHT ALONG WITH HIM.

HITLERS POMP AND CHRISMA WEREN'T THE ONLY PARALLELS BETWEEN HIM AND BIBLICAL PROPHECY.

THE BIBLE PREDICTS THAT THE ANTICHRIST WILL ARISE FROM EUROPE AND WILL PROMISE PEACE WHILE STILL PREPARING FOR WAR.

ROBERT VAN KAMPEN ACTUALLY BELIEVES THAT HITLER REALLY IS THE ANTICHRIST AND THAT HE WILL STILL BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD.

WHILE THIS SEEMS UNLIKELY, HITLER DOES GIVE US A SNEAK PREVIEW OF WHAT THE ANTICHRIST WILL BE LIKE.

DANIEL TELLS US THAT THE ANTICHRIST IS A MAN

"WHOSE APPEARANCE WAS GREATER THAN HIS FELLOWS."

DANIEL 7:20

HE IS GOING TO BE A STRIKLINGLY ATTRACTIVE PERSON. 

HIS COMBINATION OF MAGNETIC PERSONALITY, SPEAKING ABILITY, AND EXTREME GOOD LOOKS WILL MAKE HIM VIRTUALLY IRRESISTIBLE TO THE MASSES.

PEOPLE WILL FLOCK TO HIM LIKE FLIES TO HONEY.

HE WILL BE A CUNNING LEADER.

DANIEL 7:8 SAYS

"I WAS CONSIDERING THE HORNS, AND THERE WAS ANOTHER HORN, A LITTLE ONE, COMING UP AMONG THEM, BEFORE WHOM THREE OF THE FIRST HORNS WERE PLUCKED OUT BY THE ROOTS."  THIS LITTLE HORN SUBDUES THREE OTHER KINGDOMS, ONE BY ONE, NOT BY MAKING WAR BUT BY CLEVER POLITICAL MANIPULATION.

HE BEGINS AS A LITTLE HORN, BUT THEN HE SUCCEEDS IN DISPLACING THREE OF THE ORIGINAL KINGS AND TAKING THEIR POWER TO HIMSELF.

DANIEL SAYS IN DANIEL 11:21

THAT THIS FUTURE WORLD LEADER

"SHALL COME IN PEACEABLY AND SEIZE THE KINGDOM BY INTRIGUE."

THE ANTICHRIST WILL BE A POLITICAL GENIUS,

A MASTERFUL DIPLOMAT, AND A CLEVER LEADER.

ARTHUR W PINK WROTE THIS ABOUT HIM:

SATAN HAS HAD FULL OPPORTUNITY AFFORDED HIM TO STUDY FALLEN HUMAN NATURE ...

THE DEVIL KNOWS FULL WELL HOW TO DAZZLE PEOPLE BY THE ATTRACTION OF POWER ...

HE KNOWS HOW TO GRATIFY THE CRAVING FOR KNOWLEDGE ... HE CAN DELIGHT THE EAR WITH MUSIC AND THE EYE WITH ENTRANCING BEAUTY ...

HE KNOWS HOW TO EXALT PEOPLE TO DIZZING HEIGHTS OF WORLDLY GREATNESS AND FAME,

AND HOW TO CONTROL THE GREATNESS SO THAT IT MAY BE EMPLOYED AGAINST GOD AND HIS PEOPLE.

TODAY EVERY LEADER WANTS TO BE THE ONE

TO SOLVE THE ONGOING CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

JIMMY CARTER, BILL CLINTON AND GEORGE BUSH

HAVE ALL TRIED AND FAILED.

HENRY KISSINGER WORKED HARDER AT THIS GOAL THAN ANYONE ELSE TRYING TO ACHIEVE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

ONE TOP US OFFICIAL WAS ASKED IF DR. KISSINGER ENJOYED THE MANIPULATION OF AMERICAN POWER?

ENJOY?  EXCLAIMED THE OFFICIAL, HENRY ADORES POWER, ABSOLUTELY ADORES IT.

A PENTAGON AID TOLD HOW KISSINGER WOULD LEAN OVER LARGE MAPS

AND MOVE TOY BATTLE SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT CARRIERS FROM ONE END OF THE MEDITERRANEAN TO THE OTHER,

ARGUING WITH ADMIRALS, EXPOUNDING ON MILITARY TACTICS

AND THEN PICKING UP THE PHONE TO ORDER JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF TO CHANGE THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE SIXTH FLEET.

BECAUSE KISSINGER WAS A EUROPEAN BORN JEW OF GREAT BRILLIANCE, WITH A LOT OF POWER,

SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT HE WAS THE ANTICHRIST.

KISSINGERS LOVE FOR POWER GIVES US ANOTHER SNAPSHOT OF THE COMING WORLD LEADER.

SOME DAY A CUNNING SUPERLEADER --

A MAN WHO ADORES POWER --

WILL ARISE AND USE HIS MANIPULATIVE ABILITY TO SUCCEED WHERE ALL OTHER DIPLOMATS HAVE FAILED.

HE WILL RESOLVE THE ISRAELI-ARAB CONFLICT.


 

HE WILL BE A CRUEL LEADER

DANIEL SAID IN:

DANIEL 7:23, 25

"THE FOURTH BEAST SHALL BE A FOURTH KINGDOM ON EARTH, WHICH SHALL BE DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER KINGDOMS,

AND SHALL DEVOUR THE WHOLE EARTH, TRAMPLE IT AND BREAK IT IN PIECES ...

HE SHALL SPEAK POMPOUS WORDS AGAINST THE MOST HIGH, SHALL PERSECUTE THE SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH, AND SHALL INTEND TO CHANGE TIMES AND LAW.  THEN THE SAINTS SHALL BE GIVEN INTO HIS HAND FOR A TIME AND TIMES

AND HALF A TIME.

THE ANTICHRIST IS GOING TO CONTROL THE WHOLE WORLD, AND HE'S GOING TO BREAK IT INTO PIECES.

THE THING THAT WILL JUST GALL THE ANTICHRIST

TO THE CORE IS THAT NEW CONVERTS WILL COME TO CHRIST DURING THE YEARS OF HIS REIGN.

EVEN THOUGH THE RAPTURE HAS TAKEN ALL OF US TO HEAVEN, THERE ARE GOING TO BE PEOPLE WHO WILL MAKE A COMMITMENT TO JESUS CHRIST, AFTER WE'VE GONE.

EVEN WHEN THEY KNOW IT’S GOING TO COST THEM THEIR VERY LIFE.

THIS WILL INFURIATE THE ANTICHRIST AND HE WILL TAKE OUT HIS WRATH ON THESE NEW CHRISTIANS.

THE WORD PERSECUTE IN DANIEL 7:25 LITERALLY MEANS TO WEAR OUT.

THE SAME WORD IS USED TO MEAN TO WEAR OUT A GARMENT.

THE USE OF THE WORD HERE INDICATES A SLOW PAINFUL WEARING DOWN OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD.

A TORTUROUS,     CRUEL,     PERSECUTION.

CHUCK COLSON GIVES US A PICTURE OF THIS KIND OF THING BY LOOKING AT THE NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

THE FIRST NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP OPENED IN 1933. 

IN ONE CAMP, HUNDREDS OF JEWISH PRISONERS SURVIVED IN DISEASE-INFESTED BARRACKS ON LITTLE FOOD AND GRUESOME, BACKBREAKING WORK. 

EACH DAY THE PRISONERS WERE MARCHED TO THE COMPOUND’S GIANT FACTORY,

WHERE TONS OF HUMAN WASTE AND GARBAGE WERE DISTILLED INTO ALCHOL TO BE USED AS A FUEL ADDITIVE. 

 

EVEN WORSE THAN THE NAUSEATING SMELL WAS THE REALIZATION THAT THEY WERE FUELING THE NAZI WAR MACHINE.

 

THE RESULT OF THIS HUMILIATION AND DRUDGERY CAUSED MANY OF THE PRISONERS TO GO MAD

AND RUN FROM THEIR WORK, ONLY TO BE SHOT BY THE GUARDS OR ELECTROCUTED ON THE FENCE.

HITLER AND THE NAZIS DIDN’T ANNIHILATE THE JEWS ALL AT ONCE; THEY DELIBERATELY AND SYSTEMATICALLY WORE DOWN THEIR SOULS.

THE ANTICHRIST IS GOING TO BE A CRUEL, BLOOD SHEDING LEADER,

WHO WILL TAKE OUT HIS WRATH ON THE SAINTS

WHO COME TO CHRIST UNDER HIS REGIME.

THE PROFILE OF THE COMING WORLD RULER

WHEN WE LINK REVELATION WITH DANIEL, WE GET A GOOD PROFILE OF THIS LEADER.

LET'S LOOK AT HOW HE COMES TO POWER FROM

FOUR DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS.

POLITICAL, NATIONAL, SPIRITUAL, AND PROVIDENTIAL.

DURING HIS RISE TO POWER;

HE’S GOING TO BE POLITICALLY INCONSPICUOUS

HE ISN’T GOING TO MAKE A BIG SPLASH WHEN HE ARRIVES ON THE POLITICAL SCENE.

HE WILL SQUEEZE HIS WAY IN, LITTLE BY LITTLE, BEGINNING AS ONE AMONG MANY

MINOR POLITICAL LEADERS.

JOHN WROTE THAT THIS OMINOUS PERSONALITY WILL ARISE FROM AMONG THE MASSES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE.

REVELATION 13:1

THEN I STOOD ON THE SAND OF THE SEA.  AND I SAW A BEAST RISING UP OUT OF THE SEA, HAVING SEVEN HEADS AND TEN HORNS, AND ON HIS HORNS TEN CROWNS, AND ON HIS HEADS A PLASPHEMOUS NAME.

IN BIBLICAL IMAGERY, THE SEA STANDS FOR THE GENERAL MASS OF HUMANITY.

MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE GENTILE NATIONS.

THE MAIN THING THAT WE PICK UP HERE IS THAT THE ANTICHRIST WILL NOT BE OBVIOUS AT FIRST.

HE WILL EMERGE FROM WITHIN A GENTILE NATION

SOME PEOPLE THINK HE WILL COME FROM THE JEWISH NATION, AND THAT’S HOW HE'LL BE ABLE TO GET THEM TO BUY INTO A PEACE TREATY.

SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT HE WILL BE A JEW, AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL THINK THAT HE IS THEIR MESSIAH.

DR THOMAS ICE DOESN’T BELIEVE THIS THEORY.

HE BELIEVES THAT THE ANTICHRIST WILL BE OF GENTILE DESCENT.

THE ANTICHRIST IS SUPPOSED TO EMERGE FROM ONE OF THE UNIFIED EUROPEAN NATIONS.

THAT’S WHAT JOHN WAS TALKING ABOUT IN REV. 13:1

HE WILL BE SPIRITUALLY BLASTPHEMOUS

HE’S GOING TO SPEAK POMPOUS WORDS

AGAINST THE MOST HIGH,

PERSECUTE THE SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH,

AND TRY TO CHANGE TIMES AND LAW.

HE WILL EXALT HIMSELF ABOVE ALL THAT IS CALLED GOD HE'LL BE AGAINST ALL THAT IS WORSHIPED. 

HE WILL SIT IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD, PRESENTING HIMSELF TO BE GOD. 2 THESS 2:4

THIS MAN WILL DEFY GOD AND DEMAND TO BE WORSHIPPED INSTEAD OF GOD.

AND HIS DEMAND WILL BE MET.

REVELATION 13:8

ALL WHO DWELL ON THE EARTH WILL WORSHIP HIM, WHOSE NAMES HAVE NOT BEEN WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.

WHILE THE ANTICHRIST IS PICTURED AS RISING OUT OF THE SEA OF HUMANITY,  JOHN WROTE THAT THE BEAST, “THAT ASCENDS OUT OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT” IS NONE OTHER THAN SATAN HIMSELF. 

THE ANTICHRIST IS GIVEN HIS POWER BY SATAN  REV. 13:1-4


 

HE WILL BE LIMITED PROVIDENTIALLY

THE ANTICHRIST IS A TERRIFYING PERSON. 

HE IS THE EPITOME OF EVIL,

THE ULTIMATE NEGATION OF EVERYTHING GOOD,

THE AVOWED ENEMY AND DESPISER OF GOD.

EVERY FOLLOWER OF CHRIST OUGHT TO BOW BEFORE GOD AT THIS MOMENT AND GIVE THANKS THAT HE OR SHE WILL NOT BE ON EARTH DURING THE REIGN OF THE ANTICHRIST.

BUT WE SHOULD ALSO REMEMBER THAT THE ANTICHRIST IS NOT EQUAL TO GOD.

HE DOESN’T HAVE ABSOLUTE POWER

OR ANYTHING CLOSE TO IT.

GOD HAS HIM ON A CHAIN.  THE ANTICHRIST CAN ONLY DO WHAT HE IS ALLOWED TO DO.

JUST LIKE THE STORY OF JOB, SATAN WILL BE ABLE TO DO ONLY THAT WHICH GOD ALLOWS.

HE WILL HAVE AND INTIMIDATING PRESENCE

IN REVELATION 13:2 WE HAVE ALL THE HORRIFIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE OTHER BEASTS COMBINED INTO ONE FEROCIOUS BEAST.

IT’S MEANT TO SHOW US THE INTIMIDATING PRESENCE OF THIS SATANIC CREATURE.

DR W. A CRISWELL SAYS;

THE ANTICHRIST WILL BE LIKE NEBUCHADNEZZAR,

LIKE CAESAR, LIKE TIGLATH PILESER, LIKE SHALMANEZER, LIKE JULIUS CAESAR, LIKE CAESAR AGUSTUS,

LIKE ALEXANDER THE GREAT,

LIKE NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, LIKE FREDERICK THE GREAT, LIKE CHARLEMAGNE,

ALL BOUND UP INTO ONE.

IT’S NO WONDER THAT PEOPLE WILL FOLLOW THIS MAN EVEN FALL DOWN AND WORSHIP HIM.

NOW LET'S LOOK AT;

THE PROGRAM OF THE ANTICHRIST

ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THIS WORLD LEADER WILL BE ABLE TO DO IS TO MAKE PEACE WITH ISRAEL.

HE’LL KEEP THIS COVENANT FOR THE FIRST 3 ½ YEARS OF HIS RULE.

AFTER 3 ½ YEARS HE WILL ABANDON HIS POLICY OF PEACE AND BEGIN A PROGRAM OF CRUSHING POWER.

HE’LL BREAK HIS COVENANT WITH ISRAEL AND SUBJECT THE JEWS TO GREAT PERSECUTION. DANIEL 9:27; ISAIAH 28:18

THEN  THE ANTICHRIST’S MOST SENSATIONAL MOMENT WILL COME.

THE ANTICHRIST WILL ACTUALLY BE KILLED,

BUT TO THE ASTONISHMENT OF ALL THE WORLD,

HE WILL BE RAISED BACK TO LIFE BY THE POWER OF SATAN IN A GROTESQUE COUNTERFEIT RESURRECTION.

REVELATION 13:3-4

AFTER HIS DEATH AND SATANIC RESURRECTION,

THE ANTICHRIST WILL ASSASSINATE THE LEADERS OF THREE COUNTRIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

AND ALL THE OTHER NATIONS WILL IMMEDIATELY GIVE THEIR POWER TO HIM.

THIS IS WHEN HE WILL SET HIMSELF UP

TO BE WORSHIPPED BY EVERYONE IN THE WORLD.

THROUGH HIS HELPER, THE FALSE PROPHET,

THE MARK OF THE BEAST WILL BE PLACED ON EVERYONE WHO WILL GIVE THEIR ALIEGENCE TO HIM.

ANYONE WHO DOESN’T HAVE THIS MARK WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BUY OR SELL IN THE WORLD’S ECONOMY.

IN TIMES PAST IT SEEMED ALMOST LIKE SCIENCE FICTION FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN.

BUT TODAY IT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALL GAME.

TODAY WE HAVE Radio Frequency ID.  OR RFID CHIPS.

THESE RFID CHIPS ARE SO SMALL THAT THEY CAN BE IMPLANTED UNDER THE SKIN AND YOU NEVER KNOW THAT THEY’RE THERE.

THEY’RE ONLY 5 HUNDREDTHS OF A MILLIMETER IN SIZE.

.05mm  x .05mm

THEY’RE ALREADY BEING USED IN ANIMALS, AND ALZHEIMERS PATIENTS.

THEY WERE CREATED TO CONTROL INVENTORY BUT THEY ARE SO POWERFUL AND SO CHEAP THAT THEY COULD EALILY BE USED IN THE MARK OF THE BEAST.

IN HIS FINAL ACT OF REBELLION AGAINST GOD

HE WILL SET HIMSELF UP IN JERUSALEM

AND DESECRATE THE REBUILT TEMPLE.

THEN HE WILL TRY TO KILL EVERY LAST JEW ON THE EARTH. 

THUS BEGINNING THE FIRST NOTE

IN THE PRELUDE TO THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.

ULTIMATELY HE'S GOING TO BE DESTROYED WHEN JESUS CHRIST RETURNS TO EARTH.

WHEN THAT HAPPENS JESUS WILL ASSUME HIS THRONE

AS THE RIGHTFUL KING AND RULER OF THE UNIVERSE.

MORE IMPORTANT THAN SPECULATING ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF THE ANTICHRIST IS REMEMBERING THAT HIS SATANIC SUPPLY OF POWER

IS NOT EQUAL TO ALMIGHTY GOD.

ONLY GOD THE FATHER KNOWS THE DAY, THE HOUR, OR EVEN THE MILLISECOND WHEN SATAN’S REIGN ON EARTH WILL BEGIN.

SO JUST LIKE US, SATAN CAN ONLY LOOK FOR THE SIGNS AND WAIT.

DOWN THROUGH THE CENTURIES, SATAN HAS BEEN LOOKING AT THE CANDIDATES FOR HIS ANTICHRIST.

IS THE ANTICHRIST LURKING SOMEWHERE OUT THERE

N THE MASSES OF HUMANITY RIGHT NOW?

IS HIS DARKENED MIND ALREADY PLOTTING THE EVILS THAT HE WILL INFLICT IN THE LAST DAYS?

I THINK IT’S VERY LIKELY THAT THE ANTICHRIST

IS ALIVE AND IN THE WORLD TODAY.

BUT IF HE IS OR IF HE ISN’T, IT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAT WE CHRISTIANS BE

“LOOKING FOR THE BLESSED HOPE AND GLORIOUS APPEARING OF OUR GREAT GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.”  TITUS 2:13

JESUS HAS TOLD US WHAT TO DO DURING THIS TIME OF WAITING.

WE ARE TO KEEP OUR HEARTS FROM BEING UNNECESSARILY TROUBLED.

JESUS SAID “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.  NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.  JOHN 14:6

GIVING YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST BEFORE THE RAPTURE

IS THE ONLY ABSOLUTE AND CERTAIN GUARANTEE

THAT WHEN HE COMES,

YOU WILL BE SAVED

 FROM PERSONALLY EXPERIENCING THE EVIL

OF THE ANTICHRIST.

SO BE VIGILANT,  BE PREPARED, 

BE READY FOR HIS COMING

AND DON'T BE LEFT BEHIND.

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