Copyright 2009 Loren Davis
DESCRIPTION OF THE ANTICHRIST
The Antichrist is known in the scriptures as 'THE BEAST'.
HE WILL COME AS THE MESSIAH, SAVIOR OF THE WORLD
Dan. 8:25 "...and HE SHALL MAGNIFY HIMSELF in his heart,"
HE WILL MAGNIFY HIMSELF ABOVE JESUS CHRIST
Dan 8:11 "Yea, HE MAGNIFIED HIMSELF even to THE PRINCE OF THE HOST (Jesus)," Zech. 1:4
Matt 24:23-26 Jesus said, "Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For THERE SHALL ARISE FALSE CHRISTS...insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." KJV
THE WORD MESSIAH MEANS 'THE CHRIST'
John 1:41 "We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ ." KJV
THE ANTICHRIST WILL COME AT A TIME WHEN MOST OF THE WORLD IS WICKED.
1 John 5:19-20 "And we know that we are of God, and THE WHOLE WORLD LIETH IN WICKEDNESS."
Dan. 8:23 "And IN THE LATTER TIME of their kingdom, WHEN THE TRANSGRESSORS ARE COME TO THE FULL..."
Luke 17:28-30 "Likewise also AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF LOT; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. EVEN THUS SHALL IT BE IN THE DAY WHEN THE SON OF MAN (Jesus, Mt. 8:20) In the days of Lot at Sodom, homosexuality and adultery were rampant. With the legalization of homosexual marriages in many places, it is now becoming like Sodom. ) IS REVEALED." KJV (Jesus is referred to in the scriptures as' the Son of man' and 'the Son of God').
The reason that this scripture referring to 'the days of Lot' is relevant here is because Jesus will come back to earth to set up His kingdom right at the end of the seven years when he overthrows the Antichrist.
2 Thess. 2:7 "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work:"
Eph 2:2 "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR , the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:" KJV
SATAN is called THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR. No wonder the airways of TV and radio are dominated by such wickedness.THERE WILL BE A GREAT APOSTASY WITHIN CHRISTIANITY2 Thess. 2:3 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for THAT DAY SHALL NOT COME, EXCEPT there come A FALLING AWAY FIRST," Millions will leave their faith in Christ and the Bible. Many of these though will still be sitting in the pews of the churches worshipping 'another Jesus'. 2 Cor. 11:4
2 Tim 3:4-7 "Traitors (of Christ), heady, highminded (religious), LOVERS OF PLEASURES MORE THAN LOVERS OF GOD ; Having A FORM OF GODLINESS, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away... Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." KJV
(See the article 'THE ENEMIES OF CHRISTIANITY' www.lorendavis.com)HE WILL BE A POLITICAL LEADERDan. 8:25 "And through his POLICY..."
It's my opinion that he will probably gain power by a democratic vote.HE WILL BE A GREAT SPEAKERDan. 7:8 "...a MOUTH SPEAKING GREAT THINGS."
Dan. 7:20 "...even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that SPAKE VERY GREAT THINGS,"
Dan. 7:11, 25 "And he SHALL SPEAK GREAT WORDS..."
Dan. 11:36 "...and shall SPEAK MARVELLOUS THINGS"
Rev 13:11-18 "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and HE SPAKE AS A DRAGON." (He will speak with terrifying authority)HE WILL BE A DECEIVERMT. 24:24 "insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT."
2 Thess. 2:10 "And with ALL DECEIVABLENESS of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE: That they ALL MIGHT BE DAMNED WHO BELIEVED NOT THE TRUTH," KJV
Mt. 13:19 "When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and UNDERSTANDETH IT NOT, then cometh THE WICKED ONE , and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart (spins it away). This is he which received seed by the way side." KJV
2 Cor 11:3 "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so YOUR MINDS SHOULD BE CORRUPTED from the simplicity that is in Christ." KJV
The main way the serpent deceived Eve was by getting her to doubt God's Word. The craftiness by which the Antichrist is going to operate is to get people to doubt The Holy Bible, God's Word to us today.
Gen 3:1 "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, HATH GOD SAID," KJV
Rev 13:14-15 "And DECEIVETH THEM that dwell on the earth" KJVHE WILL GAIN POWER BY USING FLATTERIESDan. 11:21 "...and obtain the kingdom by FLATTERIES."
Dan. 11:32 "shall he corrupt by FLATTERIES:"
Dan. 11:34 "but many shall cleave to them with FLATTERIES.THE WORLD WILL ACCEPT HIM AS THEIR MESSIAHThe only reason the world can be deceived to accept the Antichrist as their Messiah and Savior is because as a whole they have rejected Jesus as Messiah and Savior.HE WILL HAVE UNLIMITED WEALTHDaniel 8:24 "...and shall PROSPER,"
Dan. 11: 28 "Then shall he return into his land with GREAT RICHES;"
HE WILL PUSH FOR DIVERSITY, THE MIXING AND ASSIMILATION OF THE RACES, CULTURES AND RELIGIONS.
Dan 2:43 "And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall MINGLE THEMSELVES WITH THE SEED OF MEN:" KJV
This mingling is done in the name of PEACE. He will begin his rule seeking consensus, the will of the simple majority at the expense of the minority. It is important for people of different races, cultures and religions to learn to live together, but this is the premeditated herding of diverse people groups causings them to intermingle and live together.HE WILL DIVIDE PEOPLEHe will initially come in as a uniter, but after he is in power he will divide people, playing one race, culture and group against the other. This scenario has always produced disastrous repercussions.
Dan. 2:40-45 "And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, THE KINGDOM SHALL BE DIVIDED; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so THE KINGDOM SHALL BE PARTLY STRONG, AND PARTLY BROKEN. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they SHALL MINGLE THEMSELVES WITH THE SEED OF MEN: (racially, culturally and religiously mixed together for the purpose of gaining a consensus, assimilation) but THEY SHALL NOT CLEAVE ONE TO ANOTHER, EVEN AS IRON IS NOT MIXED WITH CLAY." KJV
Dan. 11:24 "...he shall SCATTER..."
You cannot force people to live together peaceably. It's like forcing lions, wolves, bears, sheep and cows to live together. Sooner or later there will be conflict. History shows us that the different races, tribes, cultures and religions are prejudiced and naturally gravitate to their own kind. They resent those who are different and each group tries to dominate the others. It only takes a small incident to trigger hostilities. Knowing Christ is the only common denominator which enables people of different nations, races, and cultures to cleave to one another. Without Him, history shows us there will be friction or worse.HE WILL BE CORRUPTDan.11:32 "shall he CORRUPT"THE ANTICHRIST WILL BE A GREAT SINNER2 Thess. 2:3 "...that MAN OF SIN be revealed,"
2 Thess: 2:8 "And then but shall THAT WICKED be revealed,"
Dan 11:21-39 "And in his estate shall stand up A VILE PERSON,"HIS SEXUAL ORIENTATION
HE WILL NOT DESIRE WOMEN.
Dan 11:37 "Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, NOR THE DESIRE OF WOMEN," KJVHE WILL BE NEW AGEDan. 11:38 "...he honour THE GOD OF FORCES: ('The God of Forces' is what New Age calls god). Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory:"HIS ANCESTRYDan. 11:23 "and shall BECOME STRONG WITH A SMALL PEOPLE. HE WILL RISE OUT OF AN INSIGNIFICANT PEOPLE."
Dan. 11:24 "...and he SHALL DO THAT WHICH HIS FATHERS HAVE NOT DONE, nor his fathers' fathers;"
Mic 5:1-9 "But thou, BETHLEHEM ... And this man (Jesus) shall be the peace, when THE ASSYRIAN shall come into our land (Israel):" KJVTHERE WILL BE A GREAT SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST IN THE WORLD1 John 2:18 "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time."
1 John 2:22 "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son." KJV
1 JOHN 4:3 "And EVERY SPIRIT THAT CONFESSETH NOT THAT JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH IS NOT OF GOD: AND THIS IS THAT SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." KJV
2 John 7 "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who CONFESS NOT THAT JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH. THIS IS A DECEIVER AND AN ANTICHRIST." KJV
Prov 30:12 "There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness." KJV They will forsake the biblical Christian faith of their forefathers.
THE DISCOVERY AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNELS, among other TV networks, give much of their programming time to discredit the Bible and Jesus Christ. For example, 'The Da Vinci Code' which questions the divinity of Christ is played over and over.THE WHORE, APOSTATE CHURCH (POLITICALLY CORRECT CHURCH) WILL ALIGN ITSELF WITH THE BEAST, THE ANTICHRISTREV 17:1-6 "...AND THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH HAVE BEEN MADE DRUNK WITH THE WINE OF HER FORNICATION. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a WOMAN SIT UPON A SCARLET COLOURED BEAST, FULL OF NAMES OF BLASPHEMY, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls (very rich), having a golden cup IN HER HAND FULL OF ABOMINATIONS AND FILTHINESS OF HER FORNICATION: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
The Whore Church will be primarily political instead of spiritual. The Apostate Church is made up of the Christians and Christian Churches who have set aside sound Bible doctrine. It is FULL OF BLASPHEMY teaching the traditions of men above the commandments of God. It no longer believes that the Bible is the final authority of our faith. (2 Jn 9). They no longer preach that we must repent of our sins and live a godly life; nor that Jesus is the only way for salvation; nor do the teach about eternity, heaven and hell and teach that man is equal to God and Christ. The Whore Church teaches humanism instead of the Gospel of Christ. Parading as the church of Jesus Christ it preaches a 'THIS WORLD' gospel. (2 Cor. 11:4). That is why it is called 'The Great Whore', Rev. 19:2. It is the imposter 'Whore Church' and NOT THE TRUE 'BRIDE OF CHRIST'. (Jn 3:29)
Most of Christianity will be apostate at this time and will join with the Antichrist because in reality their belief system is not that different from his. Apostate Christians will help put the Antichrist into power. They will do this in the name of 'Saving the World'. The Whore Church's focus is social rather than spiritual. The 'Whore Church' is much bigger than the true Church and the political will unite with them because they are of the same spirit. The Antichrist, 'Man of Peace' will use this APOSTATE, Whore CHURCH, because he needs its influence and backing to gain power. The Whore Church will back the Antichrist because it needs him to reach its own agenda. So the Whore Church and the Antichrist will use each other, but in reality they both are competitors for the same position of power and world domination. Because the 'Whore Church' and the Antichrist each have their own hidden agendas, their union will be just a temporary marriage of convenience.
Rev 17:18 "And THE WOMAN (APOSTATE CHURCH) which thou sawest is that great city, which REIGNETH OVER THE KINGS OF THE EARTH." KJV
Many religious leaders have been operating as political power brokers behind the scenes, manipulating national and world political leaders. They are strange bedfellows.
Rev 17:7-8 "And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee THE MYSTERY OF THE WOMAN, AND OF THE BEAST THAT CARRIETH HER, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. THE BEAST that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, (where Satan is) and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder," KJV
OUTSIDE OF THE ANTICHRIST HIMSELF, THE WHORE APOSTATE CHURCH IS THE BIGGEST MORTAL ENEMY OF THE TRUE BELIEVERS IN JESUS CHRIST AND THE BIBLE.
Rev. 17:6 "And I SAW THE WOMAN DRUNKEN WITH THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTS, AND WITH THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS OF JESUS:" KJV
Rev 19:2 "For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore , which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS SERVANTS AT HER HAND." KJV
THE ANTICHRIST IS GOING TO TELL TIP HIS HAND IN ADVANCE OF WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO
Dan. 11:24 "...he shall FORECAST his devices against the strong holds, even for a time."
He will do just like Hitler when he foretold his devious plans in his book Mein Kampf. People just won't believe that he means what he says nor comprehend the devastating consequences that putting him in power will bring upon the world.HE WILL BE KNOW AS 'THE MAN OF PEACE'Dan. 11:21 "...but he shall COME IN PEACEABLY,"
(He probably will be elected by a democratic vote since he does not initially take over by war.)
Dan. 11:24 "He SHALL ENTER PEACEABLY"
Daniel 8:25 "...and BY PEACE shall destroy many."HE WILL HAVE GREAT UNDERSTANDINGHe will know the ropes politically and understand how to convince the world he knows how to solve the world's social and economic problems as well as how to bring about world peace.
Dan 8:23 "And IN THE LATTER TIME of their kingdom... a king...UNDERSTANDING DARK SENTENCES, shall stand up." KJVHE IS 'THE LAWLESS ONE'Dan. 7:25 "...and think to CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS:"
The time will come when HE WILL CHANGE THE LAWS with the help of his allies, and often do by executive order.
LAWS AND CONSTITUTIONS OF NATIONS WILL BE PUT ASIDE OR IGNORED. HE MAKES HIMSELF 'THE LAW'.A CENTRAL WORLD GOVERNMENTHE WILL MAKE A LEAGUE WITH THE NATIONS and UNITE THE WORLD. THIS WILL BE THE CULMINATION OF THE GLOBALIZATION, INTERFAITH AND ONE WORLD UNITY MOVEMENTS.THE 'MAN OF PEACE', THE ANTICHRIST WILL BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE WORLDDan. 11:23 "And after THE LEAGUE made with him"
Dan. 11:39 "and he shall cause them to RULE OVER MANY,"
Rev 12:9 "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD :" KJV
Rev 16:14 "For they are the spirits of devils... which go forth unto THE KINGS OF THE EARTH AND OF THE WHOLE WORLD ," KJV
Lk 21:34-35 "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and DRUNKENNESS, and cares of this life, and so THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES. For AS A SNARESHALL IT COME ON ALL them that dwell on the face of THE WHOLE EARTH."
Dan. 7:23 "...and shall devour THE WHOLE EARTH,"
NOTE: GLOBAL WARMING is being used as a political ploy help unite the world under a central world government. (See the article: www.lorendavis.com 'Global Warming Related to Bible Prophecy').THIS CENTRAL WORLD GOVERNMENT WILL BE MADE UP BY A COALITION OF NATIONAL LEADERSRev 17:12-14 2 "And the ten horns which thou sawest are TEN KINGS, which have received no kingdom as yet; but RECEIVE POWER AS KINGS ONE HOUR WITH THE BEAST. These have ONE MIND, AND SHALL GIVE THEIR POWER AND STRENGTH UNTO THE BEAST (ANTICHRIST)."
Rev 16:14 "For they are the spirits of devils... which go forth unto THE KINGS OF THE EARTH"
THEY WILL BE WILLING TO SELL OUT THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THEIR NATIONS TO BE IN THE ELITE ARISTOCRAT RULING CLASS WITH THE ANTICHRIST IN THIS WORLD GOVERNMENT. THE 'DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE' WILL BE DEAD. These leaders' motivation will be totally selfish, to gain more personal wealth and world power.
Rev 17:17-18 "For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will (because of their unbelief), and TO AGREE, and GIVE THEIR KINGDOM UNTO THE BEAST (Antichrist), until the words of God shall be fulfilled."
(For an in depth look at this see the article, 'A Central World Government is Coming', www.lorendavis.com)HE AND HIS ALLIES WILL ALL BE LIARSDan. 11:27 "...and they shall SPEAK LIES at one table;"
Dan. 11:27 "And both these kings' hearts shall be to DO MISCHIEF,"HE WILL INITIATE A MANDATORY GLOBAL SOCIALISTIC ECONOMIC SYSTEMHe will pander to the poor promising economic equality, taking from the rich and giving to the poor. This global economic system will most likely be implemented with THE MARK OF THE BEAST. Rev. 13:17. It will probably be some form of RDIF chip implant. This might be preceded by a universal global monetary system.
Rev 14:9-10 "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and RECEIVE HIS MARK IN HIS FOREHEAD, OR IN HIS HAND," Rev 19:20 "he deceived them that had RECEIVED THE MARK OF THE BEAST,"
According to these scriptures it appears that this will by a hybrid economic system, PART SOCIALISM AND PART CAPITALISM similar to China's. The MARK will give the world government absolute control over the economy. THE FREE MARKET WILL BE DEAD.
Luke 17:28-30 "Likewise also AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF LOT ...they did eat, they drank, THEY BOUGHT, THEY SOLD, THEY PLANTED, THEY BUILDED..."
Rev. 13:16 "And he causeth ALL, both small and GREAT, RICH AND POOR, FREE AND BOND, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that NO MAN MIGHT BUY OR SELL, SAVE HE THAT HAD THE MARK, OR THE NAME OF THE BEAST, OR THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." KJV
Most likely in the first three and a half years of Daniel' 70th Week, Dan. 9:24) taking The Mark will be optional. If one doesn't take it though, it will be very difficult to thrive or survive. Starting at the beginning of the last three and a half years it will become mandatory to take the Mark. Taking the Mark will be INTERNATIONAL LAW which the Antichrist will decree by executive order.
(See the article 'COULD THE VERICHIP BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST?' www.lorendavis.com)THE RICH WILL BE BROKENRev 18:17-19 "For in one hour SO GREAT RICHES IS COME TO NOUGHT. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off... What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein WERE MADE RICH ALL that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for IN ONE HOUR IS SHE MADE DESOLATE." KJV
Dan 11:24 "HE SHALL ENTER peaceably EVEN UPON THE FATTEST PLACES of the province...HE SHALL SCATTER among them THE PREY, AND SPOIL, AND RICHES: yea, and he shall forecast his devices AGAINST THE STRONG HOLDS, even for a time." KJVFREEDOM AND LIBERTY WILL BE DEADThere will be a total end of privacy. Already computers can be tracked on the internet; phones can be triangulated and tracked; cameras video people when they are out and about; all banking transactions can be tracked, etc. The technology is here now. This will be the end of the 'Bill of rights': the right to bear arms; freedom of religion; free speech, freedom of thought, individualism, personal ambition, free enterprise, etc. Forgetting the lessons of history, the world will literally naively give up freedom in exchange for the promise of FINANCIAL SECURITY AND WORLD PEACE. This will be the end of the time of the individual and the beginning of the 'universal' man. This will be done in the name of 'ONENESS'. The New Age counterfeits The ATONEMENT OF CHRIST and perverts it to teach 'AT ONE MENT' which is the New Age worship of Mother Earth.
At this time the world will choose to live a mundane existence thinking only of pleasure, hope of an easy life and security. The end result will be that everyone will be reduced to robots and clones of the almighty state our provider, master, lord and savior. It will be like the Middle Ages when the masses become peasants again whose mission in life will be to serve the privileged few, the nobility, the aristocrats, the ruling class. LIBERTY WILL BE FINISHED!
WHEN HE COMES IT WILL BE WHEN THE WORLD IS IN GREAT TROUBLE AND IN GRAVE DANGER
Dan. 12:1 "...and there SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:"
Dan. 9:25 "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to RESTORE AND TO BUILD JERUSALEM (THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT, 1948) unto THE MESSIAH THE PRINCE shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: THE STREET SHALL BE BUILT AGAIN, and the wall, even IN TROUBLOUS TIMES."
Rev 3:10 refers to this time as... " the HOUR OF TEMPTATION , which shall COME UPON ALL THE WORLD,TO TRY THEM that dwell upon the earth." KJV
Luke 21:26-28 "Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."THE TIME OF JACOB'S, ISRAEL'S TROUBLEJer 30:5-11 "For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and NOT OF PEACE. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE; but he shall be saved out of it."
Dan 12:1 "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people (Israel): and THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:"
(IT WILL BE AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TIME FOR ISRAEL. ALL NATIONS WILL BE AGAINST ISRAEL).
A FALSE PROPHET WILL ARISE LEADING WHAT WILL APPEAR AS A MIGHTY SPIRITUAL REVIVAL.
HE WILL BE WORKING MIRACLES BY DEMONIC, SATANIC POWER and WILL BE PROMOTING THE FALSE MESSIAH, the Antichrist. ('ANOTHER JESUS', 2 Co. 11:4).
Many Christians, particularly 'Spirit filled' Christians who are not grounded in the Scriptures and discerning, will believe the False Prophet and the Antichrist are truly of God because of the miracles.
Mt. 24:24 Jesus said of THE FALSE PROPHETS, "...and shall SHEW GREAT SIGNS AND WONDERS;"
Rev 19:20 "And the beast was taken, and with him THE FALSE PROPHET THAT WROUGHT MIRACLESbefore him,"
Daniel 8:24 "AND HIS POWER SHALL BE MIGHTY, but NOT BY HIS OWN POWER..."
2 Thess: 2:9 "Even him, whose coming is after THE WORKING OF SATAN WITH ALL POWER AND SIGNS AND LYING WONDERS"
Rev 13:14-15 'And DECEIVETH THEM that dwell on the earth BY THE MEANS OF THOSE MIRACLES which he had power to do in the sight 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."
2 Cor 11:14-15 "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if HIS MINISTERS ALSO BE TRANSFORMED AS THE MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; " KJV
Because the world is so enamored by witchcraft which has been promoted so much by Disney and the Harry Potter books, etc., the world will be primed and ready to receive this supernatural demonstration.WITCHCRAFT
THE ANTICHRIST WILL BE A WARLOCK. HE WILL PROMOTE WITCHCRAFT TO BE ALMOST UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED.
Dan. 8:25 "And through his policy also he shall cause CRAFT to prosper in his hand; "
CRAFT here is referring to 'The Craft' which is witchcraft. He will promote witchcraft to be accepted by all.
Rev 18:23 "for by thy SORCERIES were all nations deceived"
2 Thess. 2:6 "Even him, whose COMING IS AFTER THE WORKING OF SATAN with all power and signs and lying wonders..."
Rev 13:3-6 "THEY WORSHIPPED THE DRAGON (SATAN, REV. 20:2) which gave power unto the beast"
(See the article: 'WE HAVE BEEN BEWITCHED' www.lorendavis.com)
THE IMAGE, STATUE OF THE ANTICHRIST, WILL MIRACULOUSLY APPEAR TO COME ALIVE AND SPEAK
Rev. 13:14 "And he had power to GIVE LIFE UNTO THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST, that the image of the beast should BOTH SPEAK..."
This will be similar to what Disneyland does with animation, but a hundred times more real. If it's not real, it will be very convincing .
IN PAGAN RELIGIONS, PEOPLE PRAY TO IMAGES, IDOLS. DEMONS ATTACH THEMSELVES TO THESE IDOLS AND SUPERNATURAL THINGS SOMETIMES DO HAPPEN IN RELATIONSHIP TO THEM.THERE WILL BE AN ASSASINATION ATTEMPT ON THE ANTICHRISTRev. 13:13-15 The False prophet, ""And DECEIVETH THEM THAT DWELL ON THE EARTH ...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."
Dan. 13:18 "...whose DEADLY WOUND was healed."
THIS WILL BE LIKE A REENACTMENT OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
It is at this point that he will declare that he is God and demand the world worship him. Most people will be convinced by this and will worship him as God.
2 Thess. 2:4 "...shewing himself that HE IS GOD."
Rev 13:3-6 "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. And THEY WORSHIPPED THE DRAGON (SATAN, REV. 20:2) which gave power unto the beast : and they WORSHIPPED THE BEAST , saying, Who is like unto the beast ?
THE ANTICHRIST WILL BROKER A PEACE TREATY BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HER ENEMIES IN AN ATTEMPT TO PREVENT ARMAGEDDON.
Dan. 9:27 "And he shall confirm THE COVENANT with many for ONE WEEK (7 years):"
Dan. 11:22 "And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also THE PRINCE OF THE COVENANT."
Since the Jews as a whole and the Antichrist are both against Jesus Christ, and the Antichrist is giving them what they want, economic security and peace, it will be easy for them to accept him as their Messiah, their long awaited Promised One.
THROUGH THE PEACE TREATY, THE 'MAN OF PEACE' WILL ALLOW THE JEWS TO REBUILD THEIR TEMPLE
2 Thess. 2:4 "...so that he as God SITTETH IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD,"
It only makes sense that the Temple has to be rebuilt before the Antichrist can sit in it. Israel is now making plans to rebuild the Temple.
Dan 9:27 "...AND HE SHALL CONFIRM THE COVENANT (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:" KJV
This will probably be part of the covenant, the long sought after peace treaty, the 'Man of Peace' will make with Israel. Israel will come to the point that they will accept any peace treaty that will bring them peace. They will trust him blindly.
Rev 17:8 8 "THE BEAST that thou sawest...and they that dwell on the EARTH SHALL WONDER,"
One of the main reasons that the world will wonder at him is because he will be able to negotiate a peace settlement between Israel and her enemies and bring 'peace' to the Mideast.
MOST JEWS WILL ACCEPT THE ANTICHRIST AS THE MESSIAH. HE WILL SIT ON THE THRONE IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD IN JERUSALEM
2 Thess. 2:4 "...so that HE as God SITTETH IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD,"
This is talking about Solomon's Temple that the Jews will rebuild. The Jews most certainly will accept him as their messiah or otherwise, THEY WOULD NEVER ALLOW HIM TO SIT IN THEIR TEMPLE. Most of them will literally worship him.
Matt 24:15 Jesus said, "When ye therefore SHALL SEE THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION (THE ANTICHRIST), spoken of by Daniel the prophet, STAND IN THE HOLY PLACE, (TEMPLE) (whoso readeth, let him understand:)" KJV
We know that at one point alone 144,000 Jews will reject the Antichrist as their Messiah and turn to Jesus Christ. Rev. 7:4-10.
'DOMINIONISTS' AND 'KINGDOM NOW' CHRISTIANS BELIEVE EVEN THE CHRISTIANS WILL BE HERE THROUGHOUT THE GREAT TRIBULATION. THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE RAPTURE TO DELIVER GOD'S PEOPLE OUT OF THIS.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 "Now we beseech you, brethren, by THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, and by OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM (being caught up, This is what is called the Rapture),
2 Thess. 2:2-4 "...that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, as that the day of Christ is at hand. LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU BY ANY MEANS: FOR 'THAT DAY' (The Rapture) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and THAT MAN OF SIN (Antichrist) BE REVEALED, the son of perdition; who OPPOSETH AND EXALTETH HIMSELF ABOVE ALL THAT IS CALLED GOD, OR THAT IS WORSHIPPED; so that HE AS GOD SITTETH IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD, SHOWING HIMSELF THAT HE IS GOD."
The 'Dominion Now', 'Kingdom Now' 'Christians' believe that they are going to conquer the governments and economies of the world, then Christ will return and sit on the throne. Most likely they will literally believe that this Man of Peace, the Antichrist, sitting on the throne in Jerusalem, is Jesus Christ. They will believe that this is the Second Coming of Christ, the beginning of the Great Millennium, and believe that they are going to rule the world with Christ.
They pervert this scripture...
Rev 20:6 "...but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years." KJV
Many of them will worship and obey him and be damned.
It is very important to remember that THE ANTICHRIST WILL SIT IN THE TEMPLE BEFORE JESUS DOES. In Mt. 24:24 Jesus said that if we possible, even the very elect would be deceived.HE WILL BECOME A WORLD DICTATORDan. 11:36 "And THE KING SHALL DO ACCORDING TO HIS WILL;"
NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO RESTRAIN HIM. He will be a tyrant, despot and totalitarian.
HE WILL EXALT HIMSELF ABOVE EVERY MAN, GOD AND EVERY RELIGION
2 Thess 2:4 "Who opposeth and EXALTETH HIMSELF ABOVE ALL THAT IS CALLED GOD, or that is worshipped;"
Dan. 11:36 and he shall exalt himself, and MAGNIFY HIMSELF ABOVE EVERY GOD, and shall SPEAK MARVELLOUS THINGS AGAINST THE GOD OF GODS, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done."
Dan. 7:25 "he shall SPEAK GREAT WORDS against THE MOST HIGH,"
Dan. 11:37 "...NOR REGARD ANY GOD"
Dan. 11:37 "Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers..."
Dan. 11:38 "...and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour..."
The movement that puts the Antichrist, the 'Man of Peace' into power, will start out as a coalition of religions and atheists or secularists having a common goal of world peace and prosperity. Eventually it will evolve into a quasi-religious movement which will literally worship the Antichrist.
EVERYONE ON EARTH WILL BE FORCED TO WORSHIP THE ANTICHRIST. IT WILL BE MANDATORY!
This will be similar when Nebuchadnezzar forced everyone in Babylon to fall down and worship the golden image. Dan. 3. THIS WILL BE A PAGAN, HUMANISTIC SOCIETY. THE STATE WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF GOD, EVEN MONITORING AND CONTROLLING RELIGION, WHAT ONE CAN AND CANNOT BELIEVE.
Rev. 13:12 Regarding the False Prophet, "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,"
THE MAIN CHARACTERISTIC ABOUT THE ANTICHRIST STAND IS THAT ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE, HE IS VEHEMENTLY AGAINST CHRIST AND THE BIBLE.
HE IS NOT CALLED THE ANTICHRIST FOR NOTHING. HIS MAIN PURPOSE IS TO RID THE EARTH OF ANY REMEMBRANCE OF CHRIST OR CHRISTIANITY. Jesus Christ and Bible believing Christians will be blamed for all the ills of mankind.
1 John 2:18 "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that ANTICHRIST SHALL COME, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time."
1 John 4:3 "And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST , whereof YE HAVE HEARD THAT IT SHOULD COME; and even now already is it in the world." KJV
PERHAPS HE MIGHT EVEN CHANGE THE CALENDAR to remove B.C. AND A.D.which are references to the time of Christ's birth.
Dan. 7:25 "...think to CHANGE TIMES"
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