The Coming of the Anti-Christ

Posted on July 26, 2016 by

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1a“While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.” John 17:12 NKJV Jesus kept all those that the heavenly Father gave to him except one. The son of perdition, Judas Iscariot. Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is the devil?” John 6:70 NKJV Judas was the devil in the flesh. This is the only time in scripture that Jesus called someone the devil. He knew Judas would betray Him. During the Lord’s supper Jesus dipped the bread and gave it to Judas saying,  “What you do, do quickly.” Having received the piece of bread he went out immediately and betrayed Him for 30 pieces of silver. Judas in his mental and emotional agony hanged himself  “…that he might go to his own place.” Acts 1 :25 NKJV  The Anti-Christ will be the spirit of Judas in the flesh. He will be the Devil himself walking on the earth as a man. Judas has returned to his own place yet to come again as the “man of sin.”

Where does Satan come from? In Ezekiel 28 Lucifer, Satan, the devil, is described as a seal of perfection, full of wisdom and beauty. He was in the garden of Eden and every precious stone adorned him. He was  anointed as a guardian cherub and ordained by God. He was on the holy mountain of God and walked among the fiery stones. He was blameless in his ways from the day he was created until wickedness was found in him. His business made him very rich and his heart became filled with violence. His pride in his heart placed him above the throne of God. In Isaiah 14:13-14 we have the five “ I will’s” of Satan,  “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; And I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”

Satan convinced one-third of the angels to follow him and he led a great revolt. Then in Revelation 12:7–9 we are told, “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the 1bdragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” In Luke 10:17 Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Some Biblical scholars have suggested that when Satan was cast down from heaven  the earth became “without form and void,” as described in Genesis 1:2 Others have speculated the fall of Satan caused so much destruction that it started an entirely new ecological system on earth where God would eventually place man.   The Bible says, “Satan is the father of all lies and there is no truth in him.” Truth is God, His Word and His Righteousness.

Most people believe God created the earth to be without sin, and that somehow Satan sneaked past God and caused Eve, then Adam, to sin, spoiling God’s perfect creation. If this were true then God would not be the all – knowing God that He is and would be fallible, which He is not. God is perfect in every way. Satan, the serpent, was placed in the garden of Eden because God wanted him there. The tree of good and evil was also placed in the center of the garden of Eden to test man and his new mate. The fruit of the tree did not contain good and evil, it could have been any ordinary fruit tree. Some speculate that the forbidden fruit was sex. The sin came into place when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit because God intended them to even though they could have used their own free will and chosen not to. God determines every event that is necessary to complete His eternal purpose in Christ.

The Anti-Christ will not be revealed until after the rapture of the church. His rise will be swift and he will come out of nowhere. He will have fierce features and will initiate complex, sinister schemes to take control of the world’s governments through false peace. He will conquer the earth without firing a shot. His power will be mighty, but it will belong to Satan. “His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; he shall destroy fearfully, and shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.” Daniel 8:24 NKJV  He will do miraculous things in front of others including bringing fire down from the sky. God will give the people over to a strong delusion and the Anti-Christ shall deceive many. He shall exalt himself in his heart and destroy many in their prosperity. He will even rise up against the Prince of princes, but shall be defeated without human means.

1cHe will do according to his own will and will magnify himself above every god, and shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods. He will receive a mortal head wound by the sword, and will miraculously recover. He will have no respect for the God of his fathers nor will he have a desire for women. He will worship financial wealth and will divide the land for gain. The wicked one will lead a revolt against all religions, and he will proclaim himself to be god. Those of us who did not go in the rapture will hide ourselves in the mountains, because anyone who refuses to worship this mighty beast will be put to death. Many will die in the name of the Lord. Countless millions will be martyred for their faith in Jesus Christ.  “It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.  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.”  Revelation 13:7-8 NKJV

If you have accepted Christ as your Savior you will not be here. You will not have to deal with the horrible plight that will plague so many. You will be in heaven!!! It seams like people are ready to listen to any cockamamie story that comes along. We easily follow false doctrine and listen to false teachers all the time. Spiritualists, psychologists, countless leaders of the occult are leading the masses. We are like a bunch of lost puppy dogs hoping our beliefs are correct. We will fall in with some wild fad in a second, but the truth has to be told over and over and over again for it to settle in our heart. In John 5:43 we read,  “I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.” NKJV

Don’t let anyone tell you that the church goes through the tribulation period because this earth is not big1d enough for the church of Jesus Christ and the followers of Satan.  “For God did not appoint us to wrath….” 1 Thessalonians 5:9 NKJVBecause you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”  Revelation 3:10 NKJV When the church leaves the Holy Spirit leaves, because the Holy Spirit abides inside of the believer’s hearts. Once the church is out-of-the-way the Anti-Christ, the man of sin, the lawless one will be revealed and the time of Jacobs troubles will begin. The Great Tribulation will be poured out on the inhabitants of the earth. Satan’s son Judas will be given great power, and will be able to rein fire down from heaven. The Anti – Christ will be able to do many signs and wonders, and he will instruct the inhabitants of the earth to build an image of the beast so that the image will both speak and cause many millions to worship the beast. Those who refuse will be killed. The counterfeit Christ will be the greatest lie and those who follow him will be brutally butchered after he has made merchandise of them.

These people heard the truth and rejected it. They chose darkness over light. They chose to follow the way of the world instead of following the one and true God.  “And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 NKJV These people will, “became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Professing to be wise, they became fools,  and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man.” Romans 1:21-23 NKJV

“Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,  who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.  Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Romans 1:21-23 NKJV

1e  Come out of her! Don’t walk away, run! The world and it’s pleasures are not worth your soul is being tormented in hell for all eternity. If there are places you go that make you sin, stop going. If there are people you are involved with who make you sin, leave them. Run away from sin and turn towards God. It sounds like the hardest thing you will ever do, but it isn’t. Take a step towards your Savior and He will engulf you with love. Love that is the purest, most compassionate, and caring you will ever experience in your life. It is impossible to do by yourself. Confide in Him, pray to Him, let Him help you with your desires and addictions. Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 NASB

I am not coming to you from some seminary. I have no formal education. I have not had any pastoral studies, nor have I taken any ministry classes. You see, I spent many years of my life separated from God. I lived according to this world. I may have done some of the same things you have. There is no difference between you and me. I am not standing on some lofty ground looking down at you. I have experience, and  I have discovered there is no good in this world. The friends you make, the things you do have no meaning. I completely understand if you choose not to listen, because I was pretty stubborn myself. You may not be ready to accept the fact that what I am telling you is true. You may have to go back out into the world and rediscover the truth for yourself. I would like to say this prayer with you.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the opportunity to share Your words with my brothers and sisters. For this reason, Father, I bow my knees before You that those who hear me will be strengthened with the power of the Spirit in the inner man. So Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith and that they may be able to comprehend  the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge. I pray they will be filled with the fullness of Your glory, and that one day they may see You for Who You are. I pray, Father, that Your Holy Word will go with them so that at some future time they will come to understand Your Grace.

In Jesus Christ Name I pray,

Amen.

 

 

 

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