The anti-Christ is working in the world today and is currently setting the stage for the 7 year tribulation. The Antichrist will come to conquer in the name of peace and deceive the entire world. His leadership will be second to none and his charming charisma will make his rise to power the fastest in history. In an attempt to make people more aware of how close the time is, this article will lay out the 7 year reign of the Antichrist.
The Antichrist- Revelations 6:2: “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” Notice the rider of the white horse did not have arrows; this would indicate that the anti-Christ will come with a message of peace to heal a reeling world. The crown indicates that he was received by the nations and was made a king of sorts. The white horse is an attempt to mimic Jesus because the devil wants to trick people into believing that he is the Messiah.
Revelation 13: 12-16: “ and he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (13) And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak , and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (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.”
By way of false miracles/wonders the anti-Christ, false prophet, and the word will work together as a trinity in an attempt to mimic the Trinity of God. The Antichrist will make "fire" come down from heaven and heal a "deadly wound" but these are false miracles, something like a magician would perform. Make no mistake about it, the devil is strong, but he is not going to be able to give LIFE. The devil (Antichrist) will Deceive and lead the ungodly down the road to destruction.
2 Thessalonians 2 9-10: “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." We must remember the Devil is the king of lies and lied since he was created. John 8:43-44: “Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word. (44) Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it”.
Revelation 13:18: “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.” 666 will be used in the tribulation to damn all the people who receive the mark. DO NOT accept the mark of the Beast. Yes, you will be killed, but it will be in martyrdom. Those who accept this mark will be hit with all of God’s fury and wrath. Revelation 14:9,10: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath.” 2 Thessalonians 2:4: “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.” Matthew 24:15: "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:)" The anti-Christ (Devil) will stand up in the third temple and claim to be Jesus. He will make all worship him or be killed. This will begin the Great Tribulation, which is the final 3 ½ years of the tribulation. The Great Tribulation will literally be hell on earth. The final three and a half years of the tribulation is described as the worst time in human history. Matthew 24:21: "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be." The times will be so bad that if Jesus did not shorten the time, no one would survive. Mathew 24:22: “but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”