ANYBODY THAT DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT THE ANTICHRIST SPIRIT IS ALREADY HERE IS BOTH BLIND AND DECEIVED. The entire system of control is practically in place. The glitches are being perfected and the data base is filled with your whereabouts and personal information. If you are storing food, weapons and ammunition, your name is in a special file for “First Offenders”. This Beast of a man is so evil that he can mutilate you and your family with rejoicing and glee.
Please consider these seven personality traits or descriptions of the Antichrist:
• The Antichrist spirit is in a rage against Jewish people and the Jewish nation and will never acknowledge their right to exist.
• This spirit claims sovereignty over Jerusalem and has a passion to possess the city for its own causes.
• Bible-believing Christians are despised equally with the hatred for the Jews.
• Worldwide “suicide brigades” are developing; and they are preparing to slaughter every expression of Orthodox Judaism or Biblical Christianity and any defense of either of them.
• The Antichrist hates the name of Jesus Christ and the blood sacrifice, which alone will be his final defeat. He hates anyone kin to Jesus by birth or by rebirth.
• This spirit hates the commandments of Holy Scripture, all Biblical righteousness, and every expression of the Infallible Word of God.
• This spirit is profoundly religious and is totally committed to promoting an inclusive religious form and to developing an Inclusive one world United Nations temple.
The spirit of the Antichrist is saturating our world cultures in preparation for his personal appearance. When the cultures are totally prepared to the point that his coming will find immediate acceptance, the hour of wrath will begin. The Lord of the church is in perfect control. No plan of the spirit of the Antichrist can proceed except in complete harmony with the Lord’s plan. The Father has reserved the time of the great Rapture and the Resurrection of the righteous dead for Himself, and He will give the word when that moment arrives.
Much of the church has no concept of the very person of the Antichrist. In fact, I get many emails denying that the Antichrist is an individual that will be revealed. That kind of spiritualization of Scripture is utterly deceiving and fits Satan’s hidden plans. Apostle Paul and many other Biblical writers left no doubt about a literal revelation of a man of sin. The apostle said, “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; 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.” “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 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.” (II Thessalonians 2:3-4; 2:7-8) These words are plain and must be interpreted literally unless you seek to manipulate Scripture. In fact, how can the Antichrist be cast into the Lake of Fire if he is not a person? “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.” (Revelation 19:20)
Confusion can arise with this great truth unless you understand the difference between the mystery of iniquity as mentioned by Apostle Paul and the revelation of this mystery in a person. Apostle Paul was showing us that this Antichrist spirit has plagued the church from the days of its beginning. You can certainly make a case for that same mystery of iniquity troubling the First Testament saints because it is clearly the word of the devil himself. Jesus identified this New Testament barrage of evil as beginning with John the Baptist. The Son of God said, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matthew 11:12) Later in Jesus’ ministry, He spoke of this violence against the kingdom being revealed as a man that will stand in the holy place. He quoted an event in Daniel’s prophecies that will occur in the middle of a Jewish week of years, which is seven years. Our Lord said, “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains.” (Matthew 24:15-16) He identified this time as the Great Tribulation of which He gave John the Revelator a chronological picture in Revelation chapters six through nineteen.
The Bible even identifies this man of sin as an Assyrian. To prepare for this man’s rise to his evil stardom, the ancient culture and religion of this forgotten nation, politically extinct for over twenty-six hundred years, is suddenly rising to be heard. An Assyrian from the ranks of this forgotten nation has identified the Assyrian people, the nations where they are now living, and expressing their call for a piece of Iraq where they were once a great Empire. Nineveh, where they had their capital, now called Mosul, Iraq, is returning from its lost identity.
The great despot of evil cannot come to his kingdom until the Rapture occurs. This is the single most important reason why his literal appearance is denied. To admit his personal appearance is to support the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. It is too plain in any literal interpretation of prophecy that the Rapture, the appearance of the Antichrist, and the seven dark years of God’s and Christ’s wrath are completely united. You cannot deny one without denying all three. That is certainly what confused End Time prophecy teachers normally do.
The Personality & Character of this Final Antichrist
There have been many Antichrists, but this final Antichrist is a sum total of them all. Satan will endow him with the totality of his own evil geniuses. His culture and character will be the final display of godlessness. Yet, while his character is godless, his passion will be religious. He will make evil beautiful and ornate in his twisted ability at deceiving humankind. Let me list a description of his character that I believe was inspired to my spirit to help our present jaded world understand his developing presence in the world’s culture. There are seven identifiable characteristics, which fit this future dictator. The spirit of these characteristics are presently being manifested and are growing. Please read the following details to fully understand his beastly personality.
Let’s Research These Seven Characteristics:
The Antichrist spirit is in a rage against Jewish people and the Jewish nation and will never acknowledge their right to exist: Even the thoughts of Israel as a nation and the Jews as a distinct people create a rage among those under the sway of the Antichrist spirit. The Jews are hated because the favor of God is manifest in them, even in their sins. That does not mean God overlooks their sins, what it means is that God never forgets His promise. Even though they have been blessed financially, they have paid dearly for their transgressions. They have earned every sorrow that has befallen them. More importantly, God has a prophesied plan for them nationally and that plan cannot be disannulled.
Apostle Paul asked the question, “Hath God cast away His people?” (Romans 11:1a) He answered that question with irrevocable truth. “God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew.” “God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear” “Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.” “For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?” “And so all Israel shall be saved” “As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.” (Romans 11:2a, 8b, 11b, 15, 26a, 28)
Any person that attacks Israel, hates the Jews, dismisses them as no longer existing as a distinct people and nation, and denies their breathtaking future is a partner with the Antichrist. Such ideas are straight out of the character of the mystery of iniquity and the very doctrine of the coming man of sin and final dictator. When any man talks about Israel and teaches the false doctrine of replacement theology, they have cut themselves off from the grace of God. Look at this warning from the same text by the apostle to the Gentiles. He warned, “Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.” (Romans 11:22)
This spirit claims sovereignty over Jerusalem and has a passion to possess the city for its own causes: Every religious institution that denies Israel’s prophetic future also claims the right to the City of Jerusalem. The Catholic Church has a long history of teaching replacement theology and laying claim to Jerusalem. The Catholic Crusaders took the city from the Egyptians in A.D. 1099 and ruled it until A.D. 1187. They regained control from A.D. 1229 to A.D. 1239 and again from A.D. 1240 until A.D. 1244. Constantine’s mother, Empress Helena, started pilgrimages to Jerusalem in A.D. 326 and this idea has never ceased to inspire religious people to see Jerusalem as the Holy City of all Christendom. Until this day, the Catholic Church has desired to become the possessor and master of Jerusalem. Without question, they consider themselves the international representative of the Christian faith and the rightful heir of this golden city, Jerusalem. They will certainly claim this right in the midst of the great wrath of seven years and install the false Christ in the rebuilt temple. His image will be on display in the temple for the world to worship.
The worshippers of Allah are passionate about Jerusalem and their right to this city. The present conflict between Israel and the Palestinians was started by a Jewish visit to the temple area by Ariel Sharon. Religious Arabs all over the world view Jerusalem as one of their holy Meccas. Saddam Hussein saw himself as the rightful heir of Nebuchadnezzar and long planned the day when he could enter Jerusalem as Nebuchadnezzar did and carry its treasures back to Babylon. The followers of Allah will never give up the idea of being sole possessors and the rightful owners of Jerusalem. This is the primary reason they will never officially say that Israel has the right to exist.
The Antichrist spirit has an unchangeable claim to Jerusalem. The slaughter of the Jews by suicide brigades will continue until they are defeated by the return of Jesus Christ to this city at His Second Coming to finish the Battle of Armageddon. Remember, the defeat of the Antichrist comes in Northern Israel as his army has gathered to descend on Jerusalem and make his final claim to this City of God. The Antichrist will flee after this defeat in the Valley of Megiddo to his capitol in Babylon, where he will be slain and cast into the Lake of Fire. Anyone that is inspired by the spirit of Antichrist sees Jerusalem as a city about which to be passionate.
Bible-believing Christians are despised equally with the hatred for the Jews: Bible-believing Christians must prepare for the onslaught of hatred. While we hope for our Rapture to His presence, we must prepare to face a hostile world. Hatred for the Jews is at the same level as hatred for Bible-believing Christians and the Rapture of those saints to the Wedding Feast. The church world will be the greatest enemy to the saints of God as the ecumenical movement grows. It’s impossible to be fundamental in doctrine and ecumenical in spirit. They are the opposite of each other. The Bible-believing Christians will have enemies in many quarters. The spirit of the Antichrist will hate Bible believers with the same rage with which they hate the Jews.
Worldwide “suicide brigades” are developing; and they are preparing to slaughter every expression of Orthodox Judaism or Biblical Christianity and any defense of either of them: Suicide brigades will be responsible for the darkest deeds manifested against society for the rest of Gentile history. From now until the Seven Years of Wrath are complete, the entire world police forces will be required to concentrate on these demon possessed devotees. Listening to a newscast of the secular media a few days ago, they gave a description of a suicide bomber. They stated that the person would appear to be in a stupor. That is a perfect description of a demon-possessed devotee to the demon god, Allah. It is demonic possession, clear and simple. This is one way that billions of souls will die in the short period of seven years. Do not expect these suicide brigades to wait for the Rapture to begin their reign of terror. If Jesus tarries a few more years, we are going to think that the Seven Years of Wrath have already begun.
The Antichrist hates the name of Jesus Christ, and the blood sacrifice, which alone will be his final defeat. He hates anyone kin to Jesus by birth or by rebirth: The blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ and its one and only redemptive grace is out of favor in this closing hour. The church is full of psychology and user-friendly schemes, so who needs to be transformed. This is probably the greatest tool of the Antichrist. Apostle Paul said, “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” (Galatians 6:14) A Bible-believing minister will preach the Gospel of the cross primarily, constantly, consistently, and with great joy. Psychology is a lie from the Antichrist. To start with, it does not work. It is a bandage on a wound that needs to be cleansed and stitched. The church world has never preached such insanity in two thousand years until this dark hour of the Antichrist spirit.
The new music of the contemporary world is sensual, full of flesh, and absent of the bloody cross. Even the occasional mention of His grace is filled with a giddy and light emotion. The Antichrist is writing the new lyrics and providing the new tempo. The listeners are stripped of their passion for the cross and their separation from the world.
This spirit hates the commandments of Holy Scripture, all Biblical righteousness, and every expression of the Infallible Word of God: This Antichrist spirit does not just attack holiness; it hates holiness. The Ten Commandments are off limits to this new spirit of cheap grace. Ministers are preaching the cheapest form of the gospel in church history. Once a person claims that Jesus is accepted, there is almost no standard of Biblical lifestyle expected. Some even dare to suggest that a believer is unconditionally forgiven of their future sins at the same time that they are forgiven of past and present sins. Responsibility to live by the Word of God is practically non-existent.
The Infallible Word is presently a multiple list of Bible translations from which to pick and choose. Nothing preserved the church from error as faithfully as a Bible that was absolute and perfect. The great revivals of righteousness were each built on great anointed preaching by the Godly preachers that had a voice of steel. The Kingdom of God is waiting for those great voices to sound again.
This spirit is profoundly religious and is totally committed to promoting an inclusive religious form and to developing an inclusive one world United Nations temple: The new church world will soon introduce the United Nations inclusive church. The Antichrist is religious to the core of all his character. Nothing is more deceiving than his characterization of religion. He (or the spirits manifesting his character) can talk about Christianity as though it is the greatest religion in the world. He can also do the same for any other religion. When he discusses religious ideas of any religion of the world, he can do it with a language of deception to deceive the very elect. The Son of God stated clearly that the Antichrist spirit would be able to convince almost the entire world. Jesus Christ stated, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matthew 24:22-24)
I believe these seven characteristics clearly describe what we see developing on a worldwide basis. It would behoove you to search everything about your church life and your concept of the Christian experience to see if there are characteristics of this deception in your faith concepts. These deceiving ideas have slowly overwhelmed most of today’s churches until the average church member is comfortable in an Antichrist church. If there are no great overwhelming sermons on the power of the blood, its sanctifying and flesh crucifying authority, and your desperate need to claim the blood every hour, you need a Bible-centered church. If your church knows nothing about the Rapture and the coming Great Tribulation, you need a Bible-centered church.
The worst pastors are the suave ones that are sugary sweet and personality plus, but never get in the pulpit and break out with Holy Ghost authority about the blood and against sin. Flattering preachers are the best change agents in the Antichrist army. Daniel warns us that the character of the Antichrist would corrupt others by flattery. Listen to the Holy Ghost, “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)
These characteristics are close to complete in the world’s cultures. The Antichrist spirit has been so incorporated in the daily news, the schools, and college textbooks that his appearance will hardly make a stir. The church world no longer sets their standard by the absolute Bible, but by popular opinions. We are near the point that the only hindrance to his worldwide acceptance is for Jesus to descend into the midair and snatch the saints up to Himself. The word Rapture comes from the Greek word harpazo, which is used by Apostle Paul and actually means to “snatch out and up and to deliver from danger.” You must be “sitting on ready” to go when He appears.
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