A reminder for today
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (Revelation 13:1)
Ok, let’s have a look at the coming antichrist. There are many that does not believe in Jesus but there is one that is coming that will surpass all we have ever seen. Now many try to butcher this prophecy and try to obscure it. Others dismiss it entirely and even other say it is already fulfilled. Now very important; this coming deceiver is not a historical figure such as Nero, Saddam Hussein, Hitler or Putin or any other current world leader. On top of this many bible authorities speak with competing and disagreeing voices that just adds to the confusion.
World troubles and nuclear warfare begs for a saviour to come and save mankind. Now the bible teaches us that a powerful antichrist will come to actually rule the world before Jesus comes. Unknown to many this antichrist is referenced time and again through scripture. God uses many terms for him including man of sin (2 Thes. 2:3), son of perdition (2 Thes. 2:3), little horn (Dan. 8:9), fierce king (Dan. 8:23), foolish shepherd (Zech. 11:15-16), Wolf (John 10:12), adversary (Luke 18:3), beast (Dan. 7:11), fourth beast (Dan. 7:23), seventh head (Rev. 13:3), that wicked one (2 Thes. 2:8), woman in a jar (Zech. 5:7), he that comes (Heb. 10:37), the snare (Luke 21:35), the fire (1 Cor. 3:13), desolation (Hag. 1:11) and place of dragons (Psa. 44:19).
These terms relate to the misunderstood figure known as the antichrist. Now many think that the antichrist will be mainly focussed against the jews with a complete misreading of Daniel 9:27. Many believe that this deceiver will make a seven year covenant with the modern day Israel, breaking it half way thus causing the tribulation for the last three and half years of his reign. Many believe that at this point he will throw of his cloak and reveal his true colours. This believe is wrong and the believe that millions will escape through a fictional rapture.
The antichrist’s arrival involves domination of the entire world right from the beginning. Now we will look into that more tomorrow.
Lord, please prepare us for what is to come. Please give us the strength and courage to face the tribulations that awaits us. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.