Will The World Recognize The Antichrist?

Over the years, I have had conversations with many people who cannot understand how the Antichrist will be able to seize world power so easily. How can a person come from “nowhere” and take over the entire world?
I believe our last election shows just how easy it will be for the Antichrist to accomplish this goal.
I like how Ron Graham said it:

America seemed to want change at any cost. Many wanted a woman president and thought Hilary Clinton would have made a great choice. Others were in favor of Sarah Palin as vice-president, but are now looking forward to 2012 when she might run for the presidency. Some were contemplating Colin Powel as a viable candidate for president. Change is what America wanted and change we got.

The result of our desire for change got us more than we bargained for. America voted into office what they thought would be the first African-American president. But in all actuality, what they got is a demonic forerunner to a system that we Christians refer to as the anti-Christ. The color of his skin is not an issue. America elected a man who appeared upon the scene as basically an unknown entity, yet from behind those scenes lurked an evil force that had the ability to catapult this man systematically and stealthily like a well orchestrated military campaign into the White House. This was nothing less than supernaturally miraculous in nature. The problem being it was supernaturally demonically inspired. If the enemy of mankind wasn’t behind this man he would not have gotten to first base. He’s never supplied any true legal proof of his right to sit in the Oval Office of the United States of America as its duly elected president. And he had absolutely no managerial or executive experience whatsoever. Yet, there he sits basking in his false power tossing out our new marching orders to be followed as though he’s actually the king of the world.

I’m still sitting the fence on Obama’s constitutional citizenship issue, but like many, cannot understand why he just doesn’t put the matter to rest by providing the requested documents. It would be such a simple fix to this thorn in his side, but he has instead spent thousands of dollars to avoid doing so. It makes no sense to me, but I digress…

As Mr. Graham points out, how did a man, who was virtually unknown prior to 2007, who has only 142 days of Senate experience between his swearing in and his announcement of his intentions to run for president, who never introduced any significant legislation, get to the highest office in the land so easily?

One large aspect of the Obama phenomenon has to do with the way he was treated in the mainstream media. I jokingly call the mainstream media Obama’s “Department of Propaganda”, but there is more truth than fiction to this thought. We chronicled many instances, during Obama’s rise, when the press outright refused to ask him the same hard questions they were asking his rival, Senator McCain. Many found this odd, and a simple Google search will show that many conservatives and even some liberals were concerned that the press seemed to have lost it’s objectivity. The press acted in fact, that they were everything but on Obama’s payroll.

As a result, the average rank and file Americans, the ones who did not take the initiative to check other news sources, were never exposed to any of the negative aspects of Obama’s character or policies. The press “spun” Mr. Obama in a positive light and never asked him to explain himself. The press, in effect, “programmed” the general population to feel good about everything Obama and hate then sitting President Bush, and as an extension, everything Republican, including their candidates, Senator McCain and Governor Palin.

Well after the election, I had a conversation with a gentleman who voted for Obama, but was now upset with him. This gentleman claimed that Mr. Obama had lied about his policies. To my amazement, I actually ended up defending Mr. Obama. I asked this gentleman, while on the campaign trail, when did Mr. Obama ever come out and tell us what his stance was on this particular issue the gentleman accused Mr. Obama of lying about, or for that matter, any issue. I reminded this gentleman the only theme I heard was “change”. The press never asked Mr. Obama to be specific about what he stood for and how he was going to achieve it. How could this gentleman accuse Mr. Obama of lying when he was never asked to take a stand on any significant issue? The point is, Mr. Obama didn’t lie outright to everyone because he never said what he was going to do or how he was going to do it, and the press never asked!

The way in which the press treated Mr. Obama is a precursor to how the Antichrist will enter the scene; he will enthrall the press, who in turn will fail to ask any questions that might expose him for what he is.

Antichrist will be a charismatic personality, much like what we have seen in Obama, a person who will come at a time of public disgruntlement, with a message of “hope and change” for all people. He will enamor the press, he will demonize his opposition and capture the hearts of the people while making no specific promises of how he will rule or what he will do to make life better for all.
As with Obama, Antichrist’s promises from the campaign trail will show very little relationship to the actual actions he will perform once in power. He will ride to the top on his charisma, fooling a public ignorant of his true goals.

I must admit, I shared some skepticism that a person could accomplish this in today’s world. I felt that somehow all the “watchful” people would have to be gone, maybe many already “raptured” before this leader could take the world stage. I no longer believe that. The election of President Obama has shown me that people are ripe for the Antichrist right now.

The Bible tells us that the world is in for the worst times in its history. Every other war and disaster that has ever occurred will pale in comparison to what is coming.

The only way to avoid the coming cataclysm is a belief in Jesus Christ.

We Christians use the sometimes misunderstood cliche “saved” a lot. Many people don’t understand what this means. What it means is that a faith in Jesus will not only save your from an eternity in hell, but could quite possibly save you from “hell on earth” that the future will bring when God starts His judgment of mankind.

I like the Bible passages described as the Roman Road. This group of passages lays out why we need Jesus and how to begin a relationship with Him. Please take a moment to read it.

The Roman Road to Salvation.

The ROMANS ROAD….is a pathway you can walk.
It is a group of Bible verses from the book of Romans in the New Testament. If you walk down this road you will end up understanding how to be saved.

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
We all have sin in our hearts. We all were born with sin. We were born under the power of sin’s control.
– Admit that you are a sinner.

Romans 6:23a “…The wages of sin is death…”
Sin has an ending. It results in death. We all face physical death, which is a result of sin. But a worse death is spiritual death that alienates us from God, and will last for all eternity. The Bible teaches that there is a place called the Lake of Fire where lost people will be in torment forever. It is the place where people who are spiritually dead will remain.
– Understand that you deserve death for your sin.

Romans 6:23b “…But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Salvation is a free gift from God to you! You can’t earn this gift, but you must reach out and receive it.
-Ask God to forgive you and save you.

Romans 5:8, “God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!”
When Jesus died on the cross He paid sin’s penalty. He paid the price for all sin, and when He took all the sins of the world on Himself on the cross, He bought us out of slavery to sin and death! The only condition is that we believe in Him and what He has done for us, understanding that we are now joined with Him, and that He is our life. He did all this because He loved us and gave Himself for us!
-Give your life to God… His love poured out in Jesus on the cross is your only hope to have forgiveness and change. His love bought you out of being a slave to sin. His love is what saves you — not religion, or church membership. God loves you!

Romans 10:13 “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved!”
-Call out to God in the name of Jesus!

Romans 10:9,10 “…If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”
-If you know that God is knocking on your heart’s door,ask Him to come into your heart.

Jesus said, Revelation 3:20a “Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him…”
-Is Jesus knocking on your heart’s door?

Believe in Him. Ask Him to come in to your heart by faith, and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Open the Bible to the Gospel of John and read what God says about Jesus, about you, and about being born again.

God will help you. He loves you.

You need to look for a local church where God’s word is preached. The Bible says that we are to desire God’s word like a newborn baby desires mother’s milk. Aren’t you hungry to know the truth?

Water baptism is one of the ways you first show that you have been joined to Jesus. This is an action, and actions will not save you. However, it is an act of obedience and a symbol of commitment. The symbolism is this: When you go down in the water you show that You have been crucified and buried with Him,

And when you come up out of the water you show that you have been raised to walk with Him in newness of life. (See Romans chapter 6)

You have been born again. (See John chapter 3)

Your body has become God’s temple. Your heart is where He lives.

Forgiveness is yours in Jesus. And you belong to Him.

You were sin’s slave. But now…

You are a child of GOD!

John 1:12 “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name!”

3 Responses to “Will The World Recognize The Antichrist?”

  1. Sue says:

    This is the type of post I had in mind when I started my new blog…unfortunately, I haven’t had time to sit down, collect my thoughts and come up with a coherrent post. Thanks for this one!!!

  2. Steve says:

    Sue,
    Glad you liked the post.
    God Bless!!

  3. Steve says:

    Sue,
    Feel free to repost the whole post on your blog if you want to. Just provide a link back to here.
    God Bless!!
    -Steve

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