The Rapture and End Time Prophecies
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man. Luke 21: 36
The anti-Christ and the spirit of anti-Christ:
The spirit of anti-Christ is alive and active.
You’ve probably heard the phrase the anti-Christ. This is Biblical. It comes from the Apostle John. John said there would come a man that he referred to as the anti-Christ. Since no one in history has met ‘all’ the conditions given of the anti-Christ, he is still yet in the future. But he’s probably alive now. John also tells us of a spirit of anti-Christ.
1 John 2:
18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
In the Bible there are several different descriptions given of the anti-Christ.
Different Names for the Antichrist
"the little horn"--Dan. 7:8
"the prince or ruler that shall come"--Dan. 9:26
"the willful king"--Dan. 11:36
"the man of sin"--2 Thess. 2:3
"the son of perdition"--2 Thess. 2:3
"the lawless one"--2 Thess. 2:8
"the beast"--Dan. 7:11, Rev. 11:7, 19:19-20, 20:10
"the beast out of the sea"--Rev. 13:1-8 also referring to the one world government, the revived roman empire.
Bible scholars have begun to use the term "the Antichrist" as a collective term to cover all the names.
The Apostle Paul tells us of the coming anti-Christ.
2 Thes. 2: 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
We see that the man that becomes the anti-Christ will be in the spirit of satan with lies and deception, all the ways of wickedness and unrighteousness. Notice that Paul referred to the anti-Christ as ‘THE’ lie and a ‘strong delusion’. Did you notice that he also said that God, God the Father sends the anti-Christ. The anti-Christ is the beginning of the judgment of God that we see starts with the 1st seal of Revelation chapter 6.
Rev. 6: 1 I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
Kings or Generals would ride into the city on a white horse as a sign of a conqueror proclaiming his victory in battle. The rider on a white horse here shows the anti-Christ will be a conqueror. We are told that he will rule the whole world. He has a crown, which shows him to be as a king, and he goes out as a conqueror bent on conquest. With him riding on a white horse shows his deception, he is on a white horse like we see described with Jesus returning in chapter 19. In Matthew 24 we see Jesus started his Olivet discourse or Sermon on the Mount with “Watch out that no one deceives you". The anti-Christ will claim to be the Messiah; later once Satan has entered him he will claim to be God. And with Daniel ch. 9 v27 telling us that with the covenant peace agreement that the ruler, the anti-Christ gets signed for 7 years, the rider on the white horse is seen as the release of the anti-Christ. We see from Daniel ch. 9 v27 the 7-year count down of the Tribulation will start with the signing of the covenant peace agreement between Israel and the so called Palestinian’s and other Islamic nations. This will be when the anti-Christ is revealed. This is the start of the 7 years of the tribulation.
John also mentions a spirit of anti-Christ.
1 John 4: 1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets(teachers) have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, (Meaning, every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, that Jesus is the only way to God the Father, to heaven, and I would add every spirit, anyone who acknowledges that the Bible is the Word of God and follows what it says) 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
1 John 2: 22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
2 John 7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
We see that every spirit, anyone that does not acknowledge who Jesus is, anyone that denies Jesus, and anyone who denies the Bible is the infallible word of God is in the spirit of anti-Christ. False prophets and teachers are working in the spirit of the anti-Christ. The spirit of the anti-Christ of course is the spirit of satan. The spirit of anti-Christ will deny Jesus is the Christ, that he is the only begotten Son of the God the Father, will deny that he came in the flesh from God the Father, that he literally, physically rose from the dead, and that he is the only way for salvation, the only way to God the Father, to heaven. The spirit of anti-Christ will say there’s more than one way to heaven. That all religions lead to God. The spirit of anti-Christ will deny the truths of the Bible, will twist the scriptures to have them say what they want them to say to support their sinful life styles. The spirit of anti-Christ will be accepting of all kinds of sin, tolerance and inclusiveness. Yes, the spirit of the antichrist is the working of satan. The spirit of anti-Christ will also say that the devils isn’t real, it’s just a term used to describe evil.
It won’t be known for sure who the anti-Christ is until the signing of the peace agreement between Israel, the so called Palestinians and Islamic nations. But the spirit of the anti-Christ is here now. We know from the Bible that the man that becomes THE anti-Christ will be a political leader, so it should be no surprise seeing the spirit of anti-Christ in politics, in political leaders. We defiantly see this today.
Some of the ways the Bible tells us we can recognize the spirit of the anti-Christ other than denying who Jesus is and the acceptance of sin, is that the anti-Christ, the spirit of anti-Christ will be for socialism, a one world government, ‘open borders’, the New World Order. Yes, the Bible tells us this. We see this not only here in the U.S. now, but in the whole world. We can see things occurring all over the world that are rapidly leading us the one world government and the anti-Christ, the beast in Revelation and to the mark of the beast. Rev. 13. The technology for the mark of the beast is here now. Rev. 13: 16 It (the false prophet) also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. … In Revelation the beast is used to describe the anti-Christ and the one world global government.
The spirit of anti-Christ will be opposed to, against Israel. Will push for Israel to give up land, divide their land and give it over to the today’s Palestinians. Just read the Bible, it isn’t hard to see.
The spirit of anti-Christ will have what is referred to as the spirit of Moleck/Molek, the killing of innocent babies. We see it today in the form of using abortion as a means of birth control. All under the guise of a woman’s right to choose, women’s health care. Now there’s not only late term abortion, even during the 9th month but what they are calling ‘after birth’ abortion. The spirit of the anti-Christ does not see a baby in its mother’s womb as a human life. They’re those that don’t even see a baby as a human life even after it is out of its mother’s womb, unless the umbilical cord has been cut. And the spirit of anti-Christ will support the whole l g b t q movement. Again, just read the Bible. The Apostle Paul referred to all this as a depraved mind, debased/reprobate mind. Rm. 1:28. We see this in so many different ways in how so many are thinking today. We see it in how so many in the world are pushing that there are more than two genders. There are now not putting boy or girl on birth certificates. It’s either male, female or non-binary. You’re even seeing this on different type applications. Yeah, a depraved mind.
Something happened to change this country spiritually, that changed the way people without the Spirit of God think, which allowed a satanic influence, the spirit of anti-Christ to come in that moved this country from Biblical truths and Biblical morals, to a rejection of the Bible and Jesus. Now even amongst people that call themselves Christian. It had been creeping in slowly before, but now the door has swung wide open. You can now look back and see when things really dramatically began to change. First the legalizing of same sex marriage, then the acceptance of sex change(transgenderism). All this goes totally against what the Bible teaches and what Jesus taught in the Gospels and all the way back to the very beginning in Genesis. Then came the bathroom thing. Saying if a man claims he identifies as a woman he can go into the women’s bathroom or naked into the women’s locker room while they are naked and women in the men’s bathroom and locker rooms. Even trying to mandate in schools that children and teenagers can go to the bathroom and locker room of the gender they say they relate to. Now if a teenager or even a child says they identify with the opposite sex a boy can say he’s now a girl and girl can say she’s now a boy. This is just crazy. Now, as I just said above, there’s a move to not put gender on a new born baby’s birth certificate. They say it is inhumane, that it is child abuse. That they should be able to choose their gender later in life. And now there are parents that won’t call the child a boy or girl, only by a neutral term. They will let them decide for themselves later in life. Some even giving them puberty blockers. It shouldn’t be so confusing. If you have a penis, you’re a male, if you have a vagina, you’re female. That’s it. And the House of Representatives passed a bill called the ‘equality act’ that says that transgender men or men who say they identify as a women or boy as a girl must be allowed to participate and play on girls sports teams. As I just said, this is just crazy. Like the Apostle Paul said, signs of a depraved mind, void of any sound reasoning.
We are told that God the Father does not change his mind on all this.
Psalm 55:19 God, who is enthroned from of old, who does not change—
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
2 Timothy 3: 16 All Scripture is (God-breathed) and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
We see the spirit of anti-Christ in people all over the world even here in the U.S. Sadly, even in many who call themselves Christian. Of them the Apostle John said,
1 John 2: 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
2 John 8 Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
The Apostle Paul said.
1 Thes. 4: 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.
1 Thes. 6: 3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited and understand nothing.
The sound instruction, the teaching of Jesus we have in the Bible.
Mt. 7: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
The Apostle Paul said,
2 Cor. 13: 5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?
Examine and test yourself, examine and test the condition of the Church you’re going to. Does the way you or your Church, your Pastor think and believe line up with the Word of God? Do you or your Church, your Pastor meet the conditions Jesus rebuked in Rev. Chapters 2&3. Are those you’re voting for passing bills and laws that go against what we are told in the Bible? Are they operating in the spirit of anti-Christ, are they doing the works of satan?
We should not compromise, we are to stand on the Word of God, no matter what. By doing so we will of course please Jesus, but we will be a witness to some and a testimony against those that refuse to believe. 2 Thes. 2: 15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. .. For us now it’s by the teachings we have in the Bible.
If you would like to read more about the anti-Christ, the false prophet and the coming one world government give this a read.
If you would like to read about the spirit of Moleck/Molek, what the Bible has to say about a baby in its mother’s womb, give this a read. Biblical perspective on abortion.
If you would like to read what the Bible says about the condition of the majority of the people in the Church in the last days give this a read. Apostasy in the Church: Falling away from the Truth. 2 Thes. 2:3.
With the way everything in the world is falling into place with Bible prophecy it makes you wonder, could it all be about to unfold? Could it actually be now, in our lifetime? Could the catching up of believers in Christ be closer than we actually think?
Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus.