THE DEVIL'S C.E.O.
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One need only read the local newspaper, tune into the history TV channel, surf the internet, or even talk with that theologically disciplined nosy next door neighbor over the backyard fence, to get any variation of opinions or any number of merited comments and suggestions on this subject. So, who is this antichrist and is he currently alive and well ? Could he be the head of the European Union, the head of the United Nations, a prominent political figure, a well known religious leader, or even a president of a leading country ? Could this antichrist be of western descent or maybe from a middle-eastern descent? Nonetheless, any assumptions of the human mind is purely conjecture, as only God Himself knows who the antochrist is and where he will come from. And for all those non-believers, who know nothing about the antichrist phenomenon, this mind-set will not make this occurance any more untrue..It will happen (2 Thess 2:3-4).
Please Note: The following vital truth about antichrist
The word "anti" in antichrist does not necessarily mean someone who is going to be openly anti (against) Christ, although this will happen. That word "anti" in the original Bible language can actually mean "IN PLACE OF". So could the bible antichrist be someone who has actually put himself "in place of" Christ? Well, we have further Bible evidence to support this (1 John 2:18-19).
So, just surf the internet, and you will get a sample of the majority thinking, with respect to who this person will be. No one knows this for sure, as the antichrist will not come to power, until the Holy Spirit is taken out of the world (2 Thess 2:6-7), at the time of the rapture. For you see, The church began on the Day of Pentecost with a visitation of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4). The church ends at the rapture with the translation of living saints and the resurrection of those who have died in Christ (1 Thess. 4:13-18).
Although, I feel we are so close to the end of time, as we know it. That the antichrist could very well be alive today, and just waiting in the wings to be anointed by Satan himself.
Again, no one actually knows the reality of this prospective antichrist. However, I feel Satan is doing everything in his power to prepare the way for this antichrist’s future reign, based on his godless track record of going against God's word .(2 Timothy 3:13) and the general mind-set of going against the principles of God's word such as initiating same sex marriages (Genesis 2:24-25) and allowing government funded wholesale abortions (Exodus 23:7).
How close are we to this historic event of the rapture and the appearance of the antichrist ? This old world surely is in a turmoil. And this turn-of-events makes for the world to beg for someone to emerge to change the world. If you understand prophecy, you see the world stage is set for the coming of this "Man of Sin" (2Thess 2: 3).
Each period of history has had its tyrants who forced their particular brand of evil on those they ruled. Antiochus Epiphanes insulted the Jews religion by killing a pig in the most sacred spot in the world for Jewish people, the Holy of Holies. Herod sacristy place an eagle over the temple door. Roman Emperor Nero began killing Christians for sport and to entertain his willing blood thirsty citizens. Hitler killed Jews and anyone else who resisted his diabolical Third Reich.
Now, the mere mention of the this antichrist character is already causing a sustentation of mockery from the worlds unbelievers. Yet, the world's society has already started leading people astray (Isaiah 9:16).
So, how will the antichrist come to power ? Will this grand entrance be set up free for all of the world to see by way of a ticker-tape parade and open shows in media and public, or by overcoming the legal system with ungodly laws ? As a prelude to the antichrist's rule, will America be a nation ruled by an ungodly political party or a big party lead by a charismatic leader ? Which confusion will emerge to usher us into the time of the antichrist ? God only knows. Just be prepared. Just keep looking up.(Revelation 22:20)
I feel that the world will be in such dire need of a false savior, that he will instantly emerge world-wide, based on his reputation. Obviously, this will be a false representation. So, let's look at some characteristics of the antichrist.
He Will Blaspheme God- One of the greatest of these characteristics is that he will blaspheme the holy name of God (Revelation 13:6).
He Claims to be God and is Worshiped- A strong characteristic is that the Anti-Christ will seek to be worshipped like God (2 Thess 2:3-4).
He Will Display Miraculous Powers- He will dazzle those who are deceived and that is why many will worship him (2 Thess 2:9-12) (Revelation 13:13).
He will come Back to Life- Just like Jesus Christ died on the cross and was resurrected, the antiChrist will recover from what was considered a mortal wound (Revelation 13:14).
He will rule in Full Authority- The antichrist, again mimicking Jesus sovereignty, will rule for 42 months over the earth. For three and a half years he “was given authority to continue [literally "make war"] for forty-two months” (Revelation 13:5-7).
He will control the World’s Economy- Whoever rules the world’s goods rules the unsaved world (Revelation 13:16-17).
He will desecrates God’s Temple- He will lead the "abomination of desolation". (Daniel 11:21-24, 12:11).
He will attempted destruction of Israel- Satan and all of those under his rule have always sought the destruction of the Jews. The end times see this brought to fruition ( Daniel 9:27, 11:40-41).
He will causes earth’s armies to fight against Christ- The antiChrist makes an unwise decision, showing that pride comes before the fall. And what a great fall this is(Revelation 19:19-21). That will be the last decision that antiChrist makes and it will be a fatal one for he is cast alive into the lake of fire where he can deceive the nations no more.
What is the antichrist eventual destiny? In spite of the antichrists brief stay of power, he will ultimately fail. All of the little antichrist’s (unbelievers) and the one and only antichrist are decisively headed to one place; the lake of fire ( 1 John 1:9 ) (John 3:18) (Revelation 20:19-20).
If you are denying Jesus Christ is God and that He came in the flesh and lived a perfect, sinless life. That He died for sinners, and was raised again and today sits at the right hand of God, (1 Cor 15:1-4) and that He is coming again to judge the world in righteousness, then you are also an antichrist, with a little “a”. There is nothing that is not forgivable except not believing in Jesus Christ as the Son of God (1 John 1:9). If you do not believe in Jesus Christ then you are an antichrist and you stand condemned to hell unless you repent (John 3:18).
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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