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The Antichrist & The Tribulation

The Antichrist could already be here!
 
If he is here, then he just hasn't been made known yet.  Soon, he will be made known-after the Rapture of the Church. 

Who is the Antichrist?


The Antichrist is a man who will temporarily take control of our whole world!
He gets all of his power and control from Satan.  Right now, the world is aligning for him to have centralized control over everything.   The world is centralizing into a one world government, which will eventually be headed by one man- the Antichrist.

Why is God letting the Antichrist do this?

God gave us all free will.  He did not want robots!
In order for God to give us free will, He had to also allow for evil and corruption.

Satan was once God's greatest Angel until he rejected God and convinced 1/3 of the Angels in Heaven to go along with him.
Once Satan did this, he immediately targeted mankind- starting with Adam & Eve.

He deceived Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, which started original sin.
Since that time, mankind has been cursed with this sin nature.  
Satan and his demonic forces haven't stopped their mission of tempting mankind into sin and rejecting God.  

Jesus Christ is also allowing the Antichrist to rise up briefly, because He (Jesus Christ) is returning for the remaining Jews and to establish His Kingdom on earth.  There will be a remnant of Jews during the Tribulation (after the Rapture of the Church) who will see the Antichrist claim himself to be God and desecrate the Temple.  Once they see the Antichrist do this, they will know that Jesus Christ really is their true Messiah and they will convert to Christ.  
 
The Jews are warned to flee to the mountains when they see the Antichrist do this at the Temple. (See  Matthew 24:15-21.)  God will supernaturally provide for them until Jesus Christ returns 3 1/2 years later. 

The Arrival of Jesus Christ our Messiah

God wasn't going to simply let Satan get away with destroying mankind though.  He sent Jesus Christ, His only Son, to become a man while remaining God at the same time.   Jesus Christ is both a man and God.  He is one member of the Holy Trinity: God, the Father, Jesus Christ the Son of man, and the Holy Spirit; the one and only divine being.

Jesus Christ's Mission

Satan's mission has always been to destroy mankind and tempt everyone to reject God.
Jesus Christ's mission was to die and be resurrected as the perfect blood atonement for all of mankind' sin.

Normally, under God's rules, sinners would not be allowed into His Heavenly Kingdom.  Anyone who had committed any sin, would not be allowed.  This would leave all of mankind permanently separated from God.

Jesus Christ's sacrifice at the Cross- His blood atonement death on the Cross for our sins and resurrection into Heaven was the only answer, the only way we would have a chance to be eternally saved and able to live with God in His Kingdom forever.
 
This happened around 2000 years ago, approximately 33 A.D.

John 3:16 KJV

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The Victory

This is and always will be the greatest victory ever!  Jesus Christ defeated evil and sin at the Cross.  He allowed them to kill him as a perfect blood atonement sacrifice for all of mankinds' sin.  Whoever wants to claim this victory over evil in their lives has the choice while they are alive; they can either accept this free gift that Jesus Christ paid for or reject it.  It is each individual's choice to either accept the free gift of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ or to reject it.

Accepting the Gift

Those who choose to accept the gift of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, simply believe and trust in His blood atonement at the Cross for forgiveness of all of their sins- that He died for us and was risen the 3rd day after His death and burial. (Reference the Gospel of Salvation 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV)  Once anyone does this, they are eternally saved- sealed with the Holy Spirit of God until they are called up to Heaven.

The Gospel (Good News) of Salvation
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV

 
15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Sealed with the Holy Spirit until the Day of Redemption (Heaven)

Those who accept the Gift of Eternal Salvation through the Blood of Jesus Christ are immediately sealed with the Holy Spirit forever:

Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,​14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Rejecting the Gift

Those who reject the gift, will be eternally condemned to the lake of fire the moment they die.  Everyone has their whole life to accept the gift of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.  They may have rejected Jesus Christ's gift of eternal salvation through His blood atonement  their entire lives, but if they are still alive- they still have the opportunity to claim their gift!

Claim the Gift Now!

Nobody knows when they are going to die.  Everyday we see people of all ages dying suddenly, unexpectedly.  They may have been in perfect health and died suddenly, tragically.  Most people generally expect they are going to live long lives- the reality is nobody knows.  Every moment you delay in claiming the gift of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, you are gambling where you are going to spend eternity.  

You can spend eternity in Paradise- God's Heavenly Kingdom or in a Lake of Fire- Hell.  You will 
spend eternity alive in one of those two places depending on whether or not you claimed Jesus Christ's gift of eternal salvation through His blood atonement on the Cross and resurrection into Heaven by God.

This is the most important decision you will ever make in your entire life- go ahead and make the right choice- to accept Jesus Christ's gift of eternal salvation into His 
Kingdom!  It's a Free Gift!  There is nothing you can do to earn it- it has already been paid for by Jesus Christ!

The moment you claim the gift of eternal salvation by believing and trusting in the blood of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins- believing that He died as a perfect blood atonement for your sins, and that He was buried and resurrected 3 days later by God into Heaven- you are eternally saved.
 
Satan-The Accuser of the Brethren  
Revelation 12:9-11 KJV
 
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Satan's Main Objective

Since Jesus Christ's Victory for mankind on the Cross, Satan's main objective has been to get as many people as possible to reject the gift of eternal salvation through the blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

The easiest way he has done this is through unbelief.

If Satan can convince you in your thoughts that:
 
  • he doesn't exist or
  • that God doesn't exist or
  • that Jesus Christ is not God or
  • that you don't need to accept the gift of eternal salvation  through the blood of Jesus Christ or
  • there is no such thing as Heaven or Hell
  • or that there is a Heaven and no Hell.
  • etc...

 -Anything but the reality that there is a Heaven and Hell and everyone is going to live forever in one of those two places depending on their choice to accept or reject Jesus Christ's gift of eternal salvation.
 
That's Satan's main strategy for mankind- get as many people as possible to reject eternal salvation through belief in the blood of Jesus Christ to atone for their sins, that He died for us and was risen 3 days later into Heaven.
 
Spiritual Warfare
 
Satan has the ability to attack everyone's thoughts- we all have the ability to receive the power of the Holy Spirit through belief in  the blood  of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of our sins and His resurrection into Heaven.
 
The Holy Spirit is stronger and more powerful than Satan and his entire army.
Once you believe in Jesus Christ's blood atonement for your sins and His resurrection into Heaven, you will receive the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is a being who lives inside you when you believe in the blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ!
 
The Holy Spirit is a member of the Holy Trinity: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.   They are all equally powerful and are the only divine being.  They have always been and always will be.
Sealed with the Holy Spirit
Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 6:12 KJV
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Many people have no idea that we are actually in Spiritual Warfare on a daily basis.  They don't know how Satan is attacking them and have no idea how to defend themselves!
How do you defend yourself?
Believe in the blood of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and His resurrection.   Once you do that, you will immediately receive  His Holy Spirit sealed within you until you are called up to Heaven.  This is the Helmet of Salvation.  Now that you have the Holy Spirit within you, you will mentally prepare yourself each day for this Spiritual Warfare through the Armor of God.
Armor of God (From Paul the Apostle in his Epistle to the Ephesians)
Ephesians 6:10-20 KJV
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Satan's Next Great Move
The Bible is God's Holy Word.  The King James Bible Version is the most precise Bible to the original scriptures. God's Holy Word has always been and will always be.
 
The Bible foretells us what is going to happen in the future.
We already know what Satan is going to do!  God shows us the chessboard and exactly how it is going to play out.
What is Satan's next move?
The Antichrist.
Satan's next great move will be the Antichrist.   It's Satan's final chess move before Jesus Christ returns.  
 
2 Thessalonians 2 KJV
 
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 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, shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
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.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
That Day
What is that day in Verse 2:3 KJV?
That day is when Jesus Christ returns to Jerusalem to establish His Kingdom on earth for 1000 years, then eternally.
Jesus Christ is not going to return to Jerusalem to reign as King until after the Antichrist is revealed.  There is going to be a 7 year Tribulation that officially begins when the Antichrist is revealed - when the Antichrist confirms the 7 year peace covenant according to Daniel 9:27 KJV -this happens after the Rapture of the Church.
 
When is the Antichrist Revealed?
The  Antichrist will be revealed after the Rapture of the Church, when he confirms a 7 year peace covenant according to Daniel 9:27 KJV. 
That 7 years is known as the Tribulation; the 7 years before Jesus Christ returns to Jerusalem to establish His Kingdom for 1000 years on Earth, then eternally. 
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 KJV
 
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 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, shewing himself that he is God.
What is the Falling Away?
The Falling Away is:
 
  • When many people fall away - leave the Church.  They quit going to church and denounce their faith in Christ or they start believing some alternate form of Christianity that doesn't adhere to God's Word in the Bible.
  • In addition, this could also possibly be a metaphor for the Rapture- when all believers in Jesus Christ will be raptured up into Heaven.
Either way, the Antichrist is not going to be revealed until there is a falling away of the Church (Christians), the Rapture of the Church happens, and he confirms the 7 year peace covenant according to Daniel 9:27 KJV.
2 Thessalonians 2:4 KJV
4 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, shewing himself that he is God.
Who is the Man of Sin and the Son of Perdition?
This is the Antichrist. He will be revealed after the Rapture of the Church, when he confirms the 7 year peace covenant according to Daniel 9:27 KJV. Three and 1/2 years after he confirms the covenant, he will sit in the Jewish Temple and declare himself as God.  He will set up an image of himself for all to worship and will demand everyone take his mark on their right hand or forehead as a symbol of worship and to be able to buy or sell anything.
The Mark of the Beast
Revelation 13:16-18 KJV
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:
17 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.
18 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.
What Happens if you take the Mark of the Beast (the Antichrist)?
Anyone who takes the Mark of the Beast will immediately be condemned to the lake of fire for eternity.  They will not have a chance to reverse their decision.  The instant you choose to accept the Mark of the Beast on your right hand or forehead, you will be condemning yourself to living for eternity in the lake of fire.
Warning Against Taking the Mark of the Beast (the Antichrist)
Revelation 14:9-11 KJV
9 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,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Satan's Final Chess Move Against Humanity Before Jesus Christ Returns 
 
His first attack is on your thoughts to get you to reject eternal salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ.  If you reject your eternal salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ and are lucky enough to survive  into the Tribulation after the Rapture of the Church, you will again have the opportunity during the 7 year Tribulation to claim the gift of salvation through believing in the blood of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of your sins,  rejecting the Mark of the Beast, your testimony of your belief in the blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and most likely death by beheading. If you reject the Mark of the Beast you will not be able to buy or sell anything.
The End of the Antichrist & the False Prophet
Revelation 19:20 KJV
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Jesus Christ's Return 3 1/2 Years After the Antichrist Sits at the Temple
 
Jesus Christ will return to Jerusalem 3 1/2 years after the Antichrist sits himself at the Temple and claims to be God. (See Daniel 9:24-27 KJV) Jesus Christ will then cast the Antichrist and False Prophet alive into the Lake of Fire. Jesus Christ will then judge anyone left (2/3 of the world's population will be destroyed during the 7 year Tribulation through war, plagues, pestilence, famine, natural disasters and disease. )
2/3 Destroyed
Zechariah 13:8 KJV
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
Tribulation Judgment
Matthew 25:31-46
Millenium (1000 Year Reign) of Jesus Christ on Earth
Revelation 20:4-6 KJV
 
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
The End of Satan
Revelation 20:7-10 KJV
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
The Great White Throne Judgment
Revelation 20:11-15 KJV
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Claiming Victory through the blood of Jesus Christ and Defeating Satan
Do you want to claim victory through the blood of Jesus Christ over Satan?
Simply accept His free gift of eternal salvation!
The Gospel of Salvation
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV
15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Accepting the Gift of Eternal Salvation through the Blood of Jesus Christ
Romans 10:9-10 KJV
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Get saved today! In this moment- you don't know how long you have to live- nobody does.  You have one important decision to make in this life while you are alive- where will you live for eternity?
Eternal Salvation- Eternal Life in Paradise- God's Kingdom!
 
You have this moment to choose eternal Paradise in God's Kingdom by claiming your gift of eternal salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ! Just do it!  It's not by your works that you get to Heaven- only by Grace through Faith you are saved.
Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eternal Condemnation to the Lake of Fire
If you die having rejected the blood of Jesus Christ for the forgivness of your sins; if you choose to reject believing/trusting that Jesus Christ died as a blood atonement for your sins and you reject believing that He was buried and rose from the grave 3 days later- was resurrected into Heaven. 
What is Your Choice?
Don't let Satan deceive you into disbelief or delaying your decision to accept the gift of eternal salvation through the blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ!
The Rapture of the Church
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 KJV
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Those who believe or died believing/trusting in the Gospel of Salvation 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, will go up in the Rapture!  Anyone who died believing in the blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ  for their eternal salvation will go up in the Rapture of the Church.
 
Raptured Alive! 
 
No other generation in human existence has had the opportunity to be Raptured alive into Heaven.  We very well could be that generation!  Those alive at the time of the Rapture of the Church who have chosen to believe/trust in the blood of Jesus Christ and that He died, was buried, and was resurrected into Heaven 3 days later will go up in the Rapture alive!
Are You Already Saved?
 
If you are already saved, then take this opportunity to share the Gospel of Christ with the unsaved.  This is the greatest action you can do in our brief remaining moments before the Rapture.  Help others get saved by spreading the Gospel (Good News) of Salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ:
 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.
God Bless!
 
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