End Times Sign: The Anti-Christ, the Man of Sin is Revealed
One of the key “signs of the End Times” is the appearance of the Anti-Christ, otherwise known as the man of sin, or the “son of perdition”. The terms “ant-Christ” is used to denote that this person is certainly NOT the Christ or Messiah, but an imposter. A “false Christ”. The New Testament speaks about many false Christs will appear before the End Times, but this Anti-Christ is the king of the all. The very embodiment of the evil one in the End Times
This article will cover:
- Where it all began – the Garden of Eden
- Daniel: a Vision of World Empires through to End Times
- The Anti-Christ as Portrayed in Daniel
- Revelation: the Beast, the Anti-Christ, and the False Prophet
- What Might be the “Image” of the Beast?
- The Mark of the Beast: a Sign of Allegiance, Ability to Buy and Sell
- The Mystery Behind “666” – the Number of the Beast
- How to Recognize Him: the Key Characteristics of the Anti-Christ
- Could the Anti-Christ Be Revealed in Our Lifetime?
- Jesus’ Return, and the Ultimate Demise of the Anti-Christ
- Have You Made Your Choice? Its Not too Late!
Key Verse: 2 Thessalonians
Here is a key verse in the New Testament that speaks about this appearance of this person being one of the red flags that will denote that the world is about to enter the end times”
2 Thess 2:3 “Let no one deceive you by any means;
for that day will not come unless … the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped,
so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
Important points to note about this passage:
- People will be trying to deceive you about the signs of the end times
- That “day” is referring to “the Day of the Lord”, or the final period in history known as the Tribulation. In other words, that Day will not come unless this person is first revealed.
- This person will be the “son” of the evil one, empowered by Satan
- This person will proclaim himself to be above God – in other words, to take the place of God
- He will sit in the reconstructed Temple and “show himself” that he is God
This is the enemy’s last stand – to bring in a one world government, and an imposter savior to lead it. Because of all the calamities that will come upon the earth, and the conditioning of people that will take place, many will give their lives to this imposter – rather than to Jesus the Messiah, the One and only true Son of God. Photo by Los Muertos Crew from Pexels
Where it All Began – the Garden of Eden
The Scripture is the story of redemption. In the Garden, the Lord has prepared an ideal dwelling place for His creation – a man, and a woman. He walked with them in the garden, and there was perfect fellowship between the Creator and the created. But them the Evil one entered the scene, deceived and tempted the woman.
God has asked only one thing of His creatures – you may east of anything in the Garden, just not this one tree. There had to be a token of love, to show the Creator you loved Him. It was a small thing. But the evil slithered in, and deceived them. “Has God said you shall not eat of every tree?” Deception, the father of lies. God said no such thing.
But then the woman fell to temptation, and then the man willingly transgressed when he took of the fruit and willingly ate.
Gen 3:2 KJV 2And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said,
Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened,
and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
They fell to the temptation, and broke God’s command. Trying to become like a god, the same sin of pride and self glorification that Satan himself had committed. Was this a surprise the the Lord? Certainly not. He had foreseen this, and had a plan to redeem humankind, bring all those that would believe back into His Kingdom, and gather a family for eternity to dwell with Him and share in the supernatural life He was preparing for them. Photo by ArtHouse Studio from Pexels
Gen 3:15 “And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your descendants and her Descendant. He will crush your head, and you will bruise His heel.”
Professor William Beck’s, An American Translation (4th edition)
God is speaking about the “seed”, or the descendant of the woman – Eve. Not the seed of Adam, the man. Why? Because the stain of sin will be passed on through Adam’s seed. Hence, through the line of the woman must the Redeemer come. It reveals that this Descendant – Yeshua (Jesus), or Yaweh Saves – will be victorious over the evil one, but in the process Satan will bruise His heal. Indeed, Jesus was bruised when he suffered and died on the cross, paying for the sins of all humankind. But He rose victorious, and will in the last days come back as a lion, judging all those who carry out evil on the earth.
This verse truly is fascinating, providing the very first biblical glimpse of God’s plan of redemption, focusing ultimately upon the final “crushing” of the head of Satan (along with the Anti-Christ), thrusting of Satan and all those that follow him into eternal separation from God and His Kingdom (Rev. 20:10).
Daniel: a Vision of the World Empires Through to the End Times
Daniel when he was in Babylon interpreted a scary vision of a large statue – one that was portraying the history of the world, and its various empires throughout history:
Daniel 2:31-35 31 “Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. 32 The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay.”
34 While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands.
It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.
The large statue represented the kingdoms of the world throughout history.
- The head of Gold was the Babylonian Empire
- The chest and arms of silver represented the Medo-Persian Empire
- The belly and thighs of bronze represented the Greek Empire, under Alexander the Great
- The legs of iron represented the Roman Empire at the time of Jesus
The final empire, the feet mixed partly of iron, and partly of clay, represents the final world empire, the revived Roman Empire of the last days. This will be a New World Order composed of strong nations, and weak ones, held together through a loose confederacy. Out of this will arise the final one world ruler, the Anti-Christ.
The Anti-Christ as Portrayed in Daniel
A little later in Daniel Chapter 7, Daniel recounts a vision of a “fourth” beast – a fourth world empire that is to come upon the world stage:
Daniel 7:7-8 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast,
dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces,
and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it,
and it had ten horns. I was considering the horns,
and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them,
before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots.
And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.”
Daniel had just had a vision of four empires:
- An empire like a lion, with eagles wings. This most agrees with the Babylonian Empire, and authority of Nebuchadnezzar in his reign.
- Following this rose up an empire like a “bear” The bear represents the Medo-Persian Empire, which succeeded the Babylonian Empire. In this partnership between the Medes and the Persians, the Persians dominated the relationship. Most think the three ribs represent their three great military conquests: Babylon, Egypt and Lydia.
- A third empire then arose, and appeared to Daniel like a leopard: The leopard was known for its sudden, unexpected attacks. This one was especially swift (with four wings), and clever (having four heads). The leopard represented the Greek Empire. Alexander the Great quickly conquered the civilized world by age 28. “Nothing in the history of the world, was equal to the conquests of Alexander” (Clarke).
- The fourth beast Daniel saw was dreadful and terrible, and exceedingly strong. It made use of iron, and trampled its enemies. This was none other that the Roman Empire. Rome was noted for its armies, and use of the short, iron sword. They conquered most of the known world, devouring and trampling any nations that stood in their way.
Its interesting to note that the fourth beast – the Roman Empire – was never really conquered. It was invaded, and ransacked, but never really conquered. In 285 AD, Emperor Diocletian decided that the Roman Empire was too big to manage. He divided the Empire into two parts, the Eastern Roman Empire and the Western Roman Empire. The Eastern Roman Empire became known as the Byzantium Empire and remained in power for another 1000 years.
Revelation: the Beast, the Anti-Christ, and the False Prophet
John the Apostle, while on the island of Patmos, see a vision of the End Times. In the book of Revelation, he writes:
The “beast” is a one-world system of government, rising up out of the “sea” of humanity. It has seven heads and ten “horns”, upon which are ten “crowns”. This is probably a confederacy of ten nations, each with a ruler who is crowned with authority to rule that nations. The seven heads could refer to a renewed Roman Empire in the last days, since the city of Rome was actually built upon a cluster of seven hills. So this phase may mean that this global “beast” is a renewed Roman Empire, located in Europe, comprised chiefly of ten “horns” or leaders of ten nations.
His name is on his head, and the number of the name (mentioned elsewhere) is “666” – six being the number of man, but repeats three (the number of God) times – man attempting to take the place of God
2Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard,
his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion.
The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
The “dragon”, the devil or Satan is the one who is giving him his power, and his throne (the place from which he is ruling), and his great authority. This hearkens back to the time when Satan tempted Jesus the Messiah in the desert, and offered to give Jesus “all the kingdoms of the world”, if only He would bow down and worship Satan. Of course Jesus would have none of this, and use His word to silence the mouth of the evil one.
The Coming New World Order is Already Being Prepared for Anti-Christ!
The New World Order as been evolving rapidly over the past 100 years, and with the global events that have plagued the entire world in 2020, the prophesied One World System is unfolding before our very eyes in the for of The Great Reset, and the coming New World Order. “Every country, from the United States to China, must participate [in the Great Reset], and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism,” wrote Klaus Schwab, the head of the World Economic Forum (WEF), in a recent article for WEF’s website.
For more on the Great Reset that is being deployed throughout the world, read our article on the End Times Sign: the Great Reset and Coming New World Order
One Head of the New World Order Will Rise Up as the Anti-Christ
John further writes about an an attempted assassination of the little horn that rose above the rest, soon to become the Anti-Christ:
3And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded,
and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.
4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying,
“Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
One of the heads of the one world government will rise up to become be the person of the beast (one of the heads). He will me mortally wounded, but by some satanic power he will be healed. This will cause all those of the world to proclaim this one head above all the rest. They will worship the evil (Satan) that gives him the power, and the this single “horn” will be unveiled as the Anti-Christ.
John writes further about his speaking ability, powered by Satan, that seems to cast a spell over his followers:
5And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies,
and he was given authority to [c]continue for forty-two months. 6Then he opened his mouth
n blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.
7It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.
And authority was given him over every [d]tribe, tongue, and nation.
8All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written
in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
The Anti-Christ will be a powerful speaker, so that all who hear him will be amazed. The words he speaks will include comments against the One Creator God – blasphemies. From his twisted and distorted perspective, he will accuse the Lord, His physical rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem (soon to take form), and the temple of His presence on earth – the church
He will start actively persecuting Christians (saints) who are on the earth at that time. He will “overcome them”, which means they will be put to death. He will not be just a national ruler, but a world ruler – ruling over every tribe, tongue, and nation.
Another Beast Will Arise to Support Anti-Christ, the False Prophet
The Anti-Christ will be the world political leader, but like other past political leaders, he will need a religious leader behind him. Thus, another “beast” will arise to be the false “religious” leader for the Anti-Christ. He will appear harmless “like a lamb”. but he is not a lamb – as evidenced by his two horns.
11Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and
he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.
12And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and
causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
This other “beast” is the “false prophet”. Its interesting he is not coming up out of the “sea”, but out of the earth. This is a class copycat act. The devil wants to impersonate and copy in his own sick way everything that Jesus has done throughout the ages.
- Elijah was the one God empowered to speak for him, calling fire down from Heaven to engulf the idol worshippers. Elijah preceded Elisha, who was a type of Christ.
- Moses has Aaron who spoke for him, and was his mouthpiece to the people and to Egypt.
- John the Baptizer came before Jesus, and pointed the people to Jesus as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world”.
So this beast of a false prophet will emerge to speak for the first beast, the Anti-Christ. He will appear harmless as a lamb, but he is NOT the lamb he pretends to be – he has “two horns” which betray him as a devil. His speech is like that of the “dragon”, or Satan. He is cunning, crafty, and knows how to weave a message to deceive the people and bewitch them. Due to his hypnotizing eloquence, he bewitches all the people of the world to worship the Anti-Christ who has been “healed” of the deadly wound he received.
13He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven
on the earth in the sight of men. 14And he deceives [f]those who dwell on the earth
by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast,
telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast
who was wounded by the sword and lived.
So we see this false prophet is impersonating Elijah, “making” fire come down from heaven on the earth. Now, we don’t know if this was a supernatural fire, or some sort of ray run from space. But the point is that he is trying to be the Elijah for the Anti-Christ.
The false prophet is also impersonating Moses, who was empowered by God to do great signs in the sight of Pharoh and the people. He is a deceiver, like Satan, the prince of deceivers. All think “wow”, this is real fire! But he is deceiving them by trickery. We also learn that the Anti-Christ was injured by a sword, but then recovered. Was he attacked by a would be killer? We can only speculate.
What Might be the “Image” of the Beast?
It says further that an “image” of the beast will be made, and it will become animated:
15He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast,
that the image of the beast should both speak
and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
This “image” is a live representation or projection of the Anti-Christ. Its is perhaps a hologram, or a projected computer image of the actual Anti-Christ. Or possibly a robot – we don’t really know. But we DO know that today businesses are already beginning to use holograms to communicate globally.
Cisco TelePresence Live Holographic Video Conferencing
March 28, 2011
Cisco, unveiled this capability back in 2011, and now, in 2021 just launched a holographic meeting solution, so that a person can “project” their presence to others wherever they may be! So, it appears that this animated “image” can appear anywhere and everywhere there is computing and display power to invoke it. Again, an impersonation of the omni-presence of the One True God who is already everywhere, as that’s just His nature!
Psalm 139: 7-12 – Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
The expectation if that this representation or “image” should be worshipped as well, or the penalty is death. This is also a rip off of what God has done through His One and Only Son Jesus, who is “the image of the invisible God”. God, who is rich in His mercy and love toward us, came down and became a baby, young man, and then adult – doing what we could never do for ourselves – that is, keep the Law given by God.
Colossians 1: 15 – He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or [e]principalities or [f]powers.
All things were created through Him and for Him.
John 14: 9 – Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip?
He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
The “Mark of the Beast”: a Sign of Allegiance, Ability to Buy and Sell
In the Old Testament God asks His people to read His Word, memorize it, and meditate on it both day and night (Psalm 1). He made us, and know that we think, plan, and dream in words. So He even went to so far as to tell His people to place it on their foreheads, and on their hands:
Deu 6:7-8 – …And you shall teach them [My commandments] diligently
to your children and speak of them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up
8 Tie them as reminders on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
As a result, the Jews of today tie snippets of His Word on their hands, and place some Scriptures in a box upon their forehead. So many of the Jewish people are literally trying to carry out this request! The Anti-Christ and the False Prophet are copying what God had asked His people to do thousands of years ago, but now in a very literal way.
16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave,
to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,
17and that no one may buy or sell except one who has [g]the mark
or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Don’t be Misled About “the Mark” – its Not Here Yet
Don’t be misled. The vaccine is not the mark. Buying and selling with credit cards, or even an electronic “tattoo” is not the mark – yet. Their cannot be a “mark of the beast” until the beast is revealed, to who everyone who takes the mark will be showing a sign of allegiance. Once the one world system is in place, and the Anti-Christ is reveealed, then be very wary of taking a “mark” that would show your alliance with the beast, and his Anti-Christ.
This “mark” will not only be a sign of allegiance; it will be a mark of “ownership” that you have given your life to the world system, and its beast, and that you worship only this false Christ. No one will be able to buy or sell anything without this mark, which means you will not have access to food to sustain you and your family. Impossible, you say? But alas we are already being prepared for this mark of allegiance to buy/sell, or transact business.
The Meaning of 666 – the Number of the Beast
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding
calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
There are a lot of theories about what this number means. Is it a code for a person’s name? If you add up the letters of a person’s name in Hebrew or Greek, will it add up to 666 – and tell us who “the beast” is? One way to look at this is symbolically. What does this stand number mean. To better understand this, we have to realize that God has place a LOT of numbers in the Bible.
- There is ONE God, in three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
- God created the Heavens and the Earth (ie., the cosmos) in six days, and He rested on the seventh. Which is why we typically do work for 6 days, and rest on the 7th.
- Man and woman were created on the 6th day – hence the number of man is 6.
- God’s numbers are many, but mainly 1, 3 and 7. Its interesting that 137 is also a mysterious number in the field of physics, and according to one famous scientists, it “shows up everywhere”.
- A day is 24 hours, and seven days equal a week
- In prophecy, a week of years is equal to 7 years. Seventy weeks amounts to 490 years.
- There are 3 x 10 or 30 days is a month, and twelve months amount to a year.
- According to Revelation, the final period of history will be the Tribulation – a period of 7 terrible years at the end of history. This Tribulation period will be divided in two – with the last 3 1/2 years a period of time when God casts down His judgement upon the earth, and all the wicked who dwell upon it at that time.
So one obvious conclusion is that “666” means that man (6), is trying to play God (6 repeated 3 times). Indeed, this is what will transpire in the End Times. Just as in the time of Nimrod, when that anti-christ tried to play God by building a temple to the sky, so also man in the last days will try to magnify himself above God, trying to give himself immortality through technology (trans-humanism) and playing God every which way he can. But the attempt will be futile, as of course God knows the ways of man (and the evil one) even before they are conjured up.
How to Recognize Him: the Key Characteristics of the Anti-Christ
The Book of Daniel, and Revelation, give us a glimpse of who this person is, and what will be his defining characteristics:
He will arise as a modest leader (“little horn”), out of an end times confederation of 10 nations
- Dan 7:8 “While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. (NIV)
He will be a powerful speaker, boasting of great things
- Dan 7:8 This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully. (NIV)
- Dan 7:11 “Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. (NIV)
He will have an imposing “presence” on people
- Dan 7:20 I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head and about the other horn that came up, before which three of them fell—the horn that looked more imposing than the others and that had eyes and a mouth that spoke boastfully. (NIV)
He will be mortally wounded, but miraculously recover
- He will endure an attempted assassination, and be mortally wounded. But miraculously, he will recover.
- Rev 13:3: One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. (NIV)
- Dan 7:25 He will speak against the Most High and Oppress his holy people and will try to change the set times and the laws. (NIV)
- This is a reference to Dan2:21, where it says God is the One who “changes the times and the seasons”. This Anti-Christ, in his opposition to God, will attempt to also change “the set times and laws”.
He will have at times “fierce countenance” or features
He will be party to “sinister schemes”
- Dan 9:23 “And in the latter time of their kingdom, When the transgressors have reached their fullness, A king shall arise, Having fierce features, Who understands sinister schemes. (NKJV)
Hw will be powerful, but not by his own power
He will take unusual measures to destroy others, and eventually the saints
- Dan 8:24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, And shall prosper and thrive;
He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. (NKJV)
He will be a cunning ruler, with skill in achieving his ends by deceit
- Dan 8:25 25“Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule;
- Like the evil one who empowers him, he will be deceitful, using deceptive skills to trick and deceive to achieve his ends.
He will be proclaimed head of the final one world government
He will demand all receive a mark to show their allegiance
He will control the world’s economy
- Rev 13:16-17 “forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their
foreheads, 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“ (Rev 13:16-17).
In his attempt to to magnify himself above God, he will be broken without human means (in other words, by King Jesus!)
- Dan 8:25 “Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; But he shall be broken without human means.
He will make a treaty with many that should last for 7 years, apparently allowing the Jews to practice sacrifices and offerings in a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem.
But in the middle of the 7 year period (the Tribulation), he will end the sacrifices and offerings.
- Dan 9:27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
He will site in the rebuilt Temple, and claim to be God
- 2 Thess 2:3-4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God“ (2 Thes 2:3-4).
All the Pieces are Being Put in Place for the Anti-Christ be Revealed in Our Lifetime
Increasing Levels of Crises Have Instilled Fear into Many Around the World
World impacting crises are being effected and will be getting worse. The first of these was the so-called “Covid-19” pandemic which was launched from China. and spread rapidly around the world. Its debatable whether this virus was made made or not, but the evidence does show it came from a complex of labs in Wuhan, China, where virus research has been conducted. Besides pandemics, there will be other natural or manufactured crises – wars, rumors of wars (an End Times sign in itself), natural disasters, etc.
These crises will enable governments to enforce control mandates such as forced vaccinations, and passports to monitor and control access to stores, events, and transportation. These measures have already been deployed in France, Australia, Italy, Canada, and other parts of the world. The purpose of these “manufactured” crises is to instill fear into people, so that they will be willing to give away their freedom in exchange for a veiled “promise of safety”. This is already happening – people are giving up their rights, taking shots that do not protect them, getting their passports, and even telling on others that do not comply.
The Pandemic Was Engineered to “Condition” us for the One World Government, and Anti-Christ
The so-called Covid-19 “pandemic” was manufactured to instill fear into people worldwide, so that they could be coaxed to give up their freedoms, in exchange for a hollow promise of “safety”. A virus with a 99% survival rate is not a pandemic. Its been used to scare people into thinking they will die if they don’t get a genetic altering shot, which has now been proven to:
- Not protect a vaccinated person from getting the virus
- Not prevent a vaccinated person from spreading the virus to others
- Not prevent a person from being hospitalized, or even dying (check the latest VAERS stats)
Governments world-wide are now be orchestrated to pass laws and introduce a special “Passport” which proves one has taken the shot, and has complied. The person will then be allows access to shops, events, restaurants, and in some countries even access to stores to buy food! This passport is not about safety – its about compliance, and CONTROL. Enslaving people around the world into complying with a global system of tracking and control.
This is the prelude to the “mark”, which will eventually come when the one world system is in place, and the Anti-Christ comes on the stage. The Covid pandemic was just a tool to spread fear, convince people to give up their freedoms, so that a system of enslavement could be rolled out. Some are rebelling against this so-called “passport”, and trouncing of freedoms – in Australis, Italy, the UK, the US, and elsewhere, but not enough.
The One World Systems is being prepared for the nations, out of which the Anti-Christ will arise. The financial collapse is being engineered, so that a world digital dollar will need to be adopted. The Anti-Christ will be revealed, and convince people to worship him, and take the mar as a sign of support, and as a means to buy and sell. The “mark” is already being tested in Sweden, and working. Once it is enforced to all, NO ONE will be able to buy or sell with out the mark (chip).
The One World Government or “Beast” is Being Prepared
The New World Order is being planned and prepared by the elites who run Davos, the World Economic Forum (see our article on the Great Reset), the branches of the United Nations, the moguls of the mass media, and the banking system. The first glimpse of a “new world order” was the League of Nations, which took form just after WW 1. Following WW II, the new world governing body became known as the United Nations
Thus the framework for a one world government is in place. And its interested to note that comments have been made by EU leaders that the body really needs a strong leader to step forward, and lead the way. In fact a chair has even been set aside for such a leader!
The Economy is Being Transitioned from Cash to Digital
So it will be a symbol of allegiance, but I believe it will also be a REAL mark. How will this be accomplished? We are already seeing the preparations for transition to a cashless society, one in which no one will be able to buy or sell without the “mark”.:
- People world-wide have become accustomed to using credit/debit cards to buy and sell – so much so that they rarely carry coin/cash. Paying with cards is so convenient.
- But there is a problem: cards are being lost, or stolden, and credit card fraud is a BIG money looser for banks. Payment card fraud losses reached $28.65 billion worldwide in 2019, according to the most recent Nielson Report data. The United States alone is responsible for more than a third of the total global loss, making it the most card fraud-prone country in the world. Cash also problematic in that it cost money to print, can be stolden easily (or lost), and be forged. During the recent “pandemic” we were all painfully reminded that it can carry viruses. Photo by energepic.com from Pexels
- As a result, in 2021 we are rapidly moving toward a “cashless” world economy. Banks are reducing their physical footprint, and are closing more and more branches. Most people pay their bills electronically – with PayPal, Venmo, or via their bank account.
- Crypto currency is becoming ever more popular, with Bitcoin now becoming to official digital currency of many nations. Other crypto currencies are being traded, and number in the hundreds. The problem, according to the fed, is that these crypto currencies cannot be controlled effectively – they are not “owned” by any one nation. They exist on a “distributed ledger”, with no single point of failure. That has some good points, but it is a problem is you want to be able to track, and control what people by and sell.
To accelerate this adoption of a one world digital currency, the U.S. government is devaluing cash, by printing and spending trillions of dollars. Inflation is being purposely triggered. The U.S. Dollar, which has traditionally been the world’ “anchor currency”, will soon no longer be. Another form of currency – digital currency – will have to be adopted and become the new currency standard. This new digital dollar – Fedcoin – will take the place of the old dollar, be backed by the U.S. government (or the new world order), and will be tracked every time it is used to buy, sell or trade.
(Kitco News) – Fri, July 2, 2021 – Digital, state-issued currency is the “inevitable” next step of our economic evolution, says Cameron Chell, executive chairman of CurrencyWorks, who concedes it can be a “scary proposition.” Recently, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that it will take measures to ensure that the U.S. will retain a leadership position in the development of CBDCs, although an American digital dollar, or Fedcoin, would still need congressional approval.
By the way, have you noticed there is a “coin shortage” being advertised everywhere? Its not because they can’t make coins, don’t have the raw material, or forgot how to – its that they choose not to. They WANT you to ditch paying by cash, and adopt a “touchless”, pay by card, phone, or eventually a “mark”. Cash will soon be made obsolete, and thus worthless. You will have to turn in any cash and have it replace with the new digital currency adopted. But for the banks, the government, and the elite, this will be a good thing. Credit card losses for banks will be neutralized. Robberies will become impossible, since there will be not “safes” to crack and take cash from. You won’t be able to hid your cash. Every time you buy or sell, the government will know. Taxes will become easier to enforce, since where you spend your money will all be tracked.
The Technology to Enable a Mark to Buy or Sell is Here, and is Being Tested
Since cards are such a problem, due to forgeries, loss, or theft, the “suggestion” will be made to have everyone receive a “mark” on their hand or forehead. Why either place? Well, if you are missing hands, we can always put the “mark” on your forehead. Is this digital “mark” on the horizon? Yes!
- For years now people have been buying and selling items using a “bar code”, or Universal Product Code. This UPC code is now marked on nearly every item you buy or sell.
- It can easily be scanned to identify the item, and charge your credit card account. Oh, but wait – that is a problem. I might have lost, or misplaced by card!
- The solution will be for you to have a “mark” embedded or tatooed on your skin, such that it cannot be lost, misplaced, or stolden.
This could either be a intelligent “tatoo”, powered by a tiny computer chip insert just beneath your skin. In fact, such a micro-chip is already being adopted and is beginning to be used in some European countries to buy and sell with a “mark”.
NPR – Oct 22, 2018 – In Sweden, a country rich with technological advancement, thousands have had microchips inserted into their hands. The chips are designed to speed up users’ daily routines and make their lives more convenient — accessing their homes, offices and gyms is as easy as swiping their hands against digital readers. They also can be used to store emergency contact details, social media profiles or e-tickets for events and rail journeys within Sweden.
The Great Falling Away is Already Starting to Happen!
Churches have been forced shut in 2020, and estimates are that 20% in the West will never re-opened their doors. Pastors left their posts. People who have been Christian out of convenience, or for personal entertainment, have been “falling away” from the one true faith in record numbers since 2020. This is the great Falling Away spoken of in 1 Thess:
2 Thess 2:1-3 “Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled,
either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of [a]Christ had come.
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for
that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first,
and the man of [b]sin is revealed, the son of perdition,”
The believers at that time thought that they had already entered “the Day of the Lord” – the final period in history. The Apostle Paul takes steps to correct them. He points out that the final “Day of the Lord” cannot come until two things happen first: One, a “falling away” must come first, and Two, the “man of sin”, the “son of perdition” is revealed (the Anti-Christ)
The KJV calls it the “falling away,” while the NIV and ESV call it “the rebellion.” And that’s what an apostasy is: a rebellion, an abandonment of the truth. The end times will include a wholesale rejection of God’s revelation, a further “falling away” of an already fallen world. The Greek word translated “rebellion” or “falling away” in verse 3 is apostasia, from which we get the English word apostasy. It refers to a general defection from the true God, the Bible, and the Christian faith. Every age has its defectors, but the falling away at the end times has started in Europe, Canada and America, and is moving over the rest of the planet.
At the same time this great Falling Away is taking place, God is pouring out His Spirit upon the body of believers. (see the book of Joel). The church of true believers will be strengthened, and purified. Ready for their Lord to catch them away before the final 7 year period of Tribulation engages.
We are being prepared. But will followers of Jesus be here and be forced to accept this mark? Many believe that the Lord will rapture/catch away the church, the body of true believers, before the unveiling of the Anti-Christ. But some believe that will have at the mid-point of the 7 year Tribulation period. No one knows for sure when the rapture of the church will occur. One thing we do know is that it WILL occur. We also know that no true believer will take the mark of the beast, as that will be a sign of worshipping the Anti-Christ.
The Anti-Christ is the final, one world ruler. In order for him to be revealed, you must have all the pieces in place for that to happen. And these “pieces” are being positioned even now as we speak:
Will the Church of True Believers Be Here to See the Anti-Christ?
We cannot be sure, based on Scripture. But its seems that the strongest Scriptural support is for Pretribulationism, or the notion that the one true church will be “taken out” before the Day of the Lord, or the Tribulation, begins. Which would mean that Christ could come at any time to “catch away” His bride the church, and keep it from the period of God’s judgement that is to fall upon the whole world.
Here are three views on this:
- Pretribulationism – That the Lord appears from Heaven, and “catches up” the church (all true believers) to meet Him in the air, before the Tribulation or final 7 year period of history begins.
- Midtribulationism – That the 7 year period begins, but the Lord “raptures” or catches away the church at the mid-point of the Tribulation – the 3.5 year mark. This is the point at which the Anti-Christ proclaims himself as god, sitting in the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem, proclaiming himself as god and demanding worship. The church is removed, and God begin to pour down his wrath upon a wicked and God rejecting world.
- Posttribulationism – the idea that the catching away to meet the Lord in the air happens at the end of the 7 year period, when Christ is coming back to judge the world and end the reign of the Anti-Christ.
Pretribulationism teaches that the Rapture occurs before the Tribulation starts. At that time, the church will meet Christ in the air, and then sometime after that the Antichrist is revealed and the Tribulation begins. In other words, the Rapture and Christ’s Second Coming (to set up His kingdom) are separated by at least seven years. According to this view, the church does not experience any of the Tribulation.
Scripturally, the pretribulational view has much to commend it. For example, the church is not appointed to wrath (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, 5:9), and believers will not be overtaken by the Day of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 5:1-9). The church of Philadelphia was promised to be kept from “the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world” (Revelation 3:10). Note that the promise is not preservation through the trial but deliverance from the hour, that is, from the time period of the trial. Note this does not mean Christians will not endur suffering and persecution. Yes, indeed they have, and will. But the church is “not appointed” to the end times wrath of God which is meant not for the church but for the ungodly world.
Pretribulationism also finds support in what is not found in Scripture. The word “church” appears nineteen times in the first three chapters of Revelation, but, significantly, the word is not used again until chapter 22. In other words, in the entire lengthy description of the Tribulation in Revelation, the word church is noticeably absent. In fact, the Bible never uses the word “church” in a passage relating to the Tribulation.
Pretribulationism is the only theory which clearly maintains the distinction between Israel and the church and God’s separate plans for each. The seventy “sevens” of Daniel 9:24 are decreed upon Daniel’s people (the Jews) and Daniel’s holy city (Jerusalem). This prophecy makes it plain that the seventieth week (the Tribulation) is a time of purging and restoration for Israel and Jerusalem, not for the church.
The pretribulational view seems to be the most in keeping with God’s character and His desire to deliver the righteous from the judgment of the world. Biblical examples of God’s salvation include Noah, who was delivered from the worldwide flood; Lot, who was delivered from Sodom; and Rahab, who was delivered from Jericho (2 Peter 2:6-9). (GotQuestions.org)
The Ultimate Demise of the Anti-Christ: Into the Lake of Fire
The Anti-Christ will be defeated when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to earth to judge the living and the dead, and set up His Kingdom upon the earth. He will touch down on the Mount of Olives, and enter Jerusalem.
Acts 2:10-11 “They were looking intently into the sky as He was going, when suddenly
two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11“Men of Galilee,” they said,
“why do you stand here looking into the sky?
This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.”
King Jesus Will Soundly Defeat the Assembled Armies of the Anti-Christ
The book of Revelation gives us the details of the final battle between light and darkness. “And I saw the beast.” This includes the seven remaining kings of the ten nation confederation who will give their power and authority to the beast. Later three will rebel and will be destroyed, so only these seven will be left (Rev. 17:12-17; Dan. 7:18). But “kings” in 19:19 also refers to all the remaining kings of the earth, primarily the kings of the East who now band together in this final United Nations against Christ.
“Assembled to make war.” Literally “having been assembled in order to make war.” Remember that, as John saw this vision of the future, they were originally assembled there by demonic activity because of their greed for the wealth and the resources of Palestine (cf. Rev. 16:12-16). But now they see the sign of the Son of Man, and they join together against the Lord Jesus Christ (cf. 17:14 with 19:19).
The Heavens Will Open, and the King of Kings Will Descend!
Revelation 19:11 and following recount the Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ, returning to the earth:
11Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
12His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns.
He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.
13He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
14And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.
15Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations.
And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron.
He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 1
6And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.
The Anti-Christ and His False Prophet Will Meet Their Doom!
Verse 20 tells us the beast and the false prophet will literally be seized (paizw, “seize, arrest” and was used of a violent seizure) at the beginning of the conflict and cast directly into the lake of fire. The false prophet is clearly identified as the one of chapter 13.
The most dramatic part of the verse is the last part where it tells us these two were “thrown alive” into the lake of fire. Literally it says, “Alive, they were thrown, these two, into the lake of fire.” The reason for the emphasis is that this is not the ordinary sequence of the doom of unbelievers. The normal sequence is death (Luke 16:22), torments in hades (Luke 16:23), the second resurrection that leads to the second death (Rev. 20:11, 13a), the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev. 20:11-12),
Thus, at the end of the Tribulation, Jesus Christ will return with the hosts of heaven as well as the Church to establish the Messianic Kingdom on earth.10 His Kingdom will last for a thousand years.11 At this Second Coming, the Antichrist will be cast into the Lake of Fire and Satan will be bound for a thousand years. 12 The nations and their representatives will be judged.13 Israel will be restored to her land, never more to be removed.14 Christ will reign over the earth with His saints, with firmness and equity.15 His kingdom will be marked by material and spiritual blessing to all, since the curse upon the earth will be removed.16 (Moodybible.org)
Have You Made Your Choice? It’s Not Too Late!
The pieces are all falling into place. The great Falling Away from the faith is in full swing, the digital economy is being introduced, crises are mounting, fear is beguiling everyone, and the Anti-Christ is just waiting for his opportunity to unveil himself.
The persecution is real, and growing, and you and I will have to choose – will you serve the one-world-system, the coming Anti-Christ? Or will you serve Christ Jesus, who will come again to put an end to the Tribulation that will come upon the earth to set up the Kingdom of God.
Turn to the Lord and recognize Him as the ultimate authority above everything else. Know that in the midst of all this turmoil, you can have HOPE. You were made for a purpose, and your daily walk with Jesus will help you come to realize His purpose in your life and fulfill it. If you don’t have a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, you can! Give Jesus a chance! He loves you so much that He died for you, so you could have a way back to Him and eternal life. Don’t put it off. Allow Him to come into your life and make you “a new creation”! You have nothing to loose everything to gain. Here is a link to Billy Graham’s web site that can show you how you can invite Jesus into your life and be the creation He has always intended you to be …
Take Me to Steps to Peace With God ==> http://www.billygraham.org/SH_StepsToPeace.asp
Got Questions. org – meaning of “falling away” – https://www.gotquestions.org/great-apostasy.html
Moody Bible Institute – the Second Coming – https://www.moodybible.org/beliefs/positional-statements/second-coming/
The Blue Letter Bible – https://www.blueletterbible.org/
Bible.org – The Second Coming – https://bible.org/seriespage/26-second-coming-christ-rev-191-21