We are dealing with the nearness of the coming of the Lord, and it’s important that we understand this. There is a lot of ignorance in the church today about the coming of the Lord. People are not conscious about this. Having doubts about this? You don’t need to look far. As a Christian, it’s important that you prepare yourself for the coming of the Lord. We are very close.
The future of the nations is spoken of in the bible. What is currently happening is not a surprise. It’s important to know what the future holds for whatever country you may be living in. It’s time to take Christianity seriously. What’s happening now is one of the signs of the coming of the Lord.
1 John 2:18 KJV
Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
Antichrist means two things:
1. Anti-Christ, meaning against Christ
2. Instead of Christ or in place of Christ
In the writings of John the Apostle, particularly the Book of Revelation, you will begin to see the manifestations of the antichrist. Remember, he is a person. When you study the books of Daniel and Ezekiel, the Word tells us about this man and what he would do. There are various descriptions about him (a horn, etc). The spirit that works with him has been here before. The things he does are not entirely new.
Examples are: the government, economy and religion. Those are the things the antichrist will use to control the world. This is not something new. Think about this: when you look at history, you will see the kind of power people we have voted for have. In the bible, we see that nations will give the antichrist their authority, just like citizens give to someone they vote for to make him or her a president.
Furthermore, we see from scriptures that Satan will give that same antichrist power too. Nations will submit themselves to the antichrist. Have you every thought it would come to a point where streets are clean like they are now? If you go through history, this is something that has been happening over and over again. When such things happened, friends metamorphosed into enemies. Social distancing? Well, it has been there before, it just has a new reason, which is “so you don’t infect others.” There is always a name for enemies.
These things are not new, they are just happening at different levels. There has been a lot of evil and killings before. The difference might be that there were visible people who were responsible before, but now it is an invisible person behind the killing now. Although the killer is invisible, there are various key players now. Thank God we know how to deal with these kind of situations.
We don’t have to be bothered about the antichrist because he cannot show up now. Why not now? Because it’s not his time. Although it’s not his time, Satan would still like to have the antichrist show up now. He would definitely like to see these things happen now. Regardless of his efforts, they will still fail now because it’s not his time.
There are forefronts to what the enemy is planning. Look at what’s happening now. The world has never had an opportunity to bring in negative policies like now. We know how to deal with these kind of issues. When we pray, things happpen.
Daniel 9:24 KJV
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
When is Jesus coming back? At the end of the church age, which is 2000 years. Something to keep in mind: 1 week is 7 years because it has 7 days, and each day (in this case) is 1 year.
Ezekiel 37:11-14 KJV
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the Lord , when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.
Hosea 6:1-2 KJV
Come, and let us return unto the Lord : for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord : his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
James 5:7 KJV
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
Jesus is coming back after 2 days, which is 2000 years from the day he ascended, and on the 3rd day, with is 3000th year, He is coming to reign on earth, and we will be with Him. So we are within the 2000 years, and we are living at the tail end or last days of the 2000 years.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-7 KJV
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. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
One of the titles of the antichrist is son of perdition. Now, the antichrist cannot show up now because it’s not his time. The power fire of Christians is just too much.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 KJV
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
1 Corinthians 15:51-56 KJV
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
In a twinkling of an eye, we will disappear. That’s how fast it will be. Until we go, there won’t be one world religion, government, etc. Until we leave, the antichrist won’t show up.
John 16:33 KJV
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
He overcame the world for us. No matter what the situation is, when we pray, we prevail over things and make changes.
1 John 4:1-4 KJV
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
No matter what happens in this world, no matter what they plan in this world, the one in us is greater. We are reigning in the earth. We are reigning in the 2000 years that has been given to us (Romans 5:17). The only time the antichrist will have power over the Saints of God is when we have left and other Christians have stayed behind. This is the only time the antichrist and the power of the world will dominate Christians. You need to get this right (catch the first flight).
Herald ordered the head of James, and it made the people happy. Now that it pleased, he went for Peter. Guess what?! The church began to pray, and they prayed without ceasing. When Peter was in prison, with the presence of the angel, Peter was released. Doors would just open and his chains fell off. Prayer works.
A lot of Christians suffer because they don’t pray. When we pray, there’s nothing that we can’t do. We ride over whatever plans are put in place. We are not in this world as victims. Power belongs to God. We have the greater one living inside us. Learn to pray. Understand something: the world belongs to us. Have no fear.
Ephesians 6:10-12 KJV
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
When you’re on top, you never worry about who is troubling you. A cat never worries about which rat is causing problems. We are not afraid of the devil and demons of darkness. We have more power than the power that Satan gave the antichrist. We are in charge. No one restricts us. We have the ability to cancel any policy we don’t like.
By the power of the living Christ, we reign over the forces of darkness. We have frustrated the advancement of the forces of darkness. Nothing can restrict the preaching of the gospel. We are the seed of Abraham, therefore, the nations of the world belong to us.
WE ARE IN CHARGE AND ON TOP.
God bless you