“And then the lawless one will be unveiled, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who are perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2nd Thessalonians 2:8-12
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of Heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and did not realize until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two will be in the field: one is taken and the other is left. Two will be grinding at the mill: one is taken and the other is left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord comes. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief comes, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be dug through. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man comes at an hour you do not expect. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made administrator over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Truly, I say to you that he will appoint him as administrator over all his possessions. But if that wicked servant says in his heart, My master delays his coming, and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not expecting him and in an hour he does not know, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 24:36-51
Emphasis needs to be placed on the fact that NO ONE will know who the Antichrist is before the Rapture. However, in 2nd Thessalonians 2:8, the Antichrist is going to be unveiled after the Rapture. Now, would this not suggest that the Antichrist is already in the process of rising to power??? Would there not be a generation that would be living, with the man of sin on the scene, not yet unveiled, even if not suspected by the far vast majority???
The implications here regarding the Strong Delusion that is sent by God, is the fact that those who are deceived, will remain deceived all the way to the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:15). Unfortunately President Donald Trump provides a perfect example of how the Antichrist could rise to power and no one would know it.
In fact, President Trump’s presidency is full of evangelical so-called christians who would never suspect President Trump of being a potential candidate for the Antichrist. Rather than suspecting him of being the Antichrist, they assign him with being sent by God. President Trump has been compared to numerous biblical figures, including Jesus Christ. He has been said to be like Elijah, Moses, Jesus, the second coming of God, the King of Israel, as well as having been referenced by the Laodicean church (Rev. 3:14-22) as sent by God or being used by God. Are not these same people who call themselves christians part of the lukewarm church that WILL be spewed out of God’s mouth, also those who will be deceived by the Strong Delusion?
If not them, then who? The leftist and alt-left who practice and love abortion, Antifa, etc. No, rather what does Christ say to the Laodicean church? Repent!
“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would that you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing; and do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked; I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. ” Revelation 3:14-22
President Trump provides the perfect example of how far apostate the condition of the church age is and just how the Antichrist could rise to power. Furthermore, if President Trump or anyone else like him ever turned out to actually be the Antichrist, it is quite apparent how the Strong Delusion could already be in effect -prior- to the Rapture of those who truly know Jesus Christ. Take heed!
Years ago churches for the most part quit talking about end times event. Perhaps this mindset came into play:
“Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were since the beginning of creation.” 2nd Peter 3:1-4
Whereas originally many Baptist Churches would preach about the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Antichrist, the Second Coming, the Millennial Kingdom, as well as Hell, they have moved along from these topics. There were also other churches that taught the same sort of things, sometimes in different regards. However, now if one were to attend the vast majority of churches, if even the Rapture was mentioned in a sermon, it would most times be incorrectly stated that it wouldn’t happen until the end of the seven year Tribulation, which would be more aptly named the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7) or simply the Seventh Week (Da. 9:27).
Here we are in 2020, where those who call themselves Christians should be watching and ready, they simply are not.
“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Jeremiah 8:20
How long before it is too late! The job as Believers is not to try and guess who the Antichrist is, however interesting those things may or may not be. But what happens when someone is rising to power and meeting the criteria AS LAID OUT IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES?! Or at least appears to be able to fulfill those things! Should nothing be said, should it not at least be pointed out?
To make matters worse, when someone, like President Trump, has potential similarities of the prophesized Antichrist and the lukewarm church throughout America (and much of the world) are looking at him as coming from God! Will not the Antichrist appear to be a ‘good’ guy?
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder; for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15
Too many Hollywood movies have depicted the Antichrist as essentially a man who has devil horns coming out of his head, clearly evil. Yet, what if the Antichrist rises unto the scenes appearing to be a minister of righteousness? Do not be deceived, nor think that once it is known for sure you will correct your thoughts. For if God allows you to be deceived by the Strong Delusion because you did not receive the love of the truth, your fate is sealed, you are CERTAIN to end up in the Lake of Fire. No! Now is the time to not try and prove who the Antichrist is or be convinced about President Trump as the Antichrist, but RATHER for YOU to get right with God. For YOU to repent and by faith believe into Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, having your name written in the Book of Life.
For even if you were not part of those who deservingly are sent the Strong Delusion by God, know this, when you have enough evidence to prove whoever the Antichrist might be, will you even have made it that far through the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7). I’ve stated it before and I will say it again.
Even if one prepped out and had everything they needed and were somehow able to make it through the Tribulation, still, even if they lived until 100, when they die, without Christ, there is NO HOPE. So exactly what is the point? What are you waiting for? Do you not know that Christ died for your sins? Do you not realize that all have sinned, INCLUDING you? Do you not realize that the wages of sin is death? Do you not realize that there is not only Heaven, but also Hell, both of which are eternal? When will you decide to forsake your wicked ways and turn aside from them, repenting towards God and by faith accepting Christ?
“For He says: In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2nd Corinthians 6:2
…” for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”… Romans 3:23
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
“Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth; those who have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and those who have practiced evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.” John 5:28-29
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to Jehovah, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:7
“But what does it say? The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the Word of Faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, Everyone believing on Him will not be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich toward all who call upon Him. For everyone, whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:8-13
“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has established a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has appointed. He has given assurance of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:30-31
I’m sure this is -too much religion- for way too many people. People want to hear the facts or so-called facts, they want to see the evidence, but of what avail is it to someone if they do not get Saved? President Trump provides a perfect example of just how many people could be Left Behind and be part of God’s Strong Delusion. While some very interesting quotes will be pointed out momentarily regarding President Trump and how he could match the biblical description of the Antichrist, please note that the purpose of this chapter is not to prove that President Trump could be a realistic candidate for the Antichrist, but rather to prove just how lost the world is and how easily it could be deceived, especially that which calls itself christian.
While I certainly don’t expect to make waves and for the big churches to suddenly abandon ship of all of their false doctrine, repent and get right with God, truly serving Jesus Christ, I do hope that those who will hear will understand that they as individuals will stand before their Creator and they will not be able to lean on these false churches, but must come out and serve God wholeheartedly.
“And I heard another voice from Heaven saying, Come out of her, my people, so that you not share in her sins, and so that you not receive of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4
I’ve scoured the internet for articles that talk about President Trump being the Antichrist and have found few. The few that I did find use numerology, pagan works or are just plain old nonsense. All of them have one thing in common, they say for certain that President Trump is the Antichrist. The Bible says that the man of sin is NOT unveiled until after the Rapture (2 Thes. 2:8), so NO ONE could know for certain about anyone being the Antichrist.
However, unlike others, there is no need to turn to pagan works or numerology to make a case for President Trump being a potential candidate for the Antichrist. Simply using the Bible, as I did with the chapter on the Antichrist, could provide sufficient information to make him a perfect example of what a potential candidate of the Antichrist might look like. A candidate might look just like President Trump. Let’s take a look at some of the characteristics of the Antichrist and ponder, a hypothesis, as to whether or not President Trump would line up, according to what the Bible states.
Please note, that while it is pondered here what perhaps the Bible means regarding these characteristics, much of this is sealed until the end and will simply not be known until that time.
“But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, to the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4
First let’s take a look at the revived Roman empire and ask, pondering a few things, not knowing for sure, but simply asking, could it be?
“And another sign appeared in the heavens: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.” Revelation 12:3
“And after this I was looking in the night visions. And, behold, the fourth beast was frightening and terrifying, and very strong! And it had great iron teeth. It devoured, and broke in pieces, and stamped what was left with its feet. And it was different from all the beasts before it; and it had ten horns. I was contemplating the horns. And behold, another little horn came up among them, and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things. I watched until the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days sat, whose robe was white as snow and the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was like flames of fire, its wheels like burning fire. A stream of fire went out and came out from before Him. A thousand thousands served Him, and a vast innumerable number stood before Him. The judgment was set and the books were opened. Then I was watching because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke. I was watching until the beast was killed, and his body was destroyed and given to the burning flame. As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away. Yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. I saw in the night visions. And behold, one like the Son of Man came with the clouds of the heavens. And He came to the Ancient of Days. And they brought Him near before Him. And dominion was given to Him, and glory, and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. I, Daniel, was distressed in my spirit within my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. And I came near one of those who stood by and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me and made me know the interpretation of the things. These great beasts which are four, are four kings which shall rise up out of the earth. But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever. Then I wanted to know the truth of the fourth beast, which was different from all of the others, very frightening, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze; which devoured and broke in pieces, and trampled what was left with its feet, also of the ten horns that were on its head, and the other which came up, and before whom three fell, even that horn that had eyes, and a mouth speaking great things, whose appearance was greater than his fellows. I was watching, and the same horn made war with the saints and prevailed against them, until the Ancient of Days came. And judgment was given to the saints of the Most High, and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. And he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall trample it down and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings; they shall rise, and another shall rise after them. And he shall be different from the first, and he shall abase three kings.” Daniel 12:7-24
“And in your place shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours, and another third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron. Inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters all things, and like iron that crushes all these, it will break in pieces and crush. And whereas you saw the feet and the toes, partly of potters’ clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided. But there shall be in it the strength of iron, just as you saw the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly broken. And as you saw the iron mixed with the miry clay, they shall become mixed with the seed of men. But they shall not cleave to one another, even as iron does not fellowship with clay. And in the days of these kings, the God of Heaven shall set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed. And the kingdom shall not be left to other people. It shall break in pieces and bring all these kingdoms to an end, and it shall stand forever.” Daniel 2:39-44
“In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar, a vision appeared to me, Daniel, after that which appeared to me the first time. And I saw in the vision, and it happened when I looked that I was at Shushan, the palace, which is in the province of Elam. And in the vision I saw that I was by the Ulai River. Then I lifted up my eyes and looked. And behold, a ram was standing before the river, having horns. And the horns were high, but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward and northward and southward, so that no beasts could stand before him, and no one could deliver out of his hand. But he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, behold, a male goat came from the west, over the face of the whole earth and did not touch the ground. And the he goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes. And he came to the ram with the horns which I had seen standing before the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him come close to the ram. And he was enraged against him. And he struck the ram and broke his two horns. And there was no power in the ram to stand before him. But he threw him down to the ground and trampled him. And there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. Then the male goat became very great. And when he became strong, the great horn was broken. And in its place came up four conspicuous ones toward the four winds of the heavens. And out of one of them came a little horn which became very great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the beautiful land. And it became great, even to the host of the heavens. And it caused some of the host and of the stars to fall to the ground, and trampled them. He magnified himself even to the Prince of the host. And the regular sacrifice was taken away by him, and the foundation of His sanctuary was cast down. And a host was assigned to him against the regular sacrifice because of transgression. And he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered. Then I heard a certain holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the one who spoke, For how long is the vision, concerning the regular sacrifice and the transgression of desolation, to permit both the holy place and the host to be trampled? And he said to me, For two thousand three hundred evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be put right. And it happened when I, Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought the understanding, that behold, one having the appearance of a man stood before me. And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, and he called and said, Gabriel, make this one understand the vision. And he came near where I stood. And when he came, I was afraid and fell on my face. But he said to me, O son of man, understand that the vision is about the time of the end. And while he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep with my face toward the ground. But he touched me, and stood me upright. And he said, Behold, I will make you know what shall happen at the time of the end of the indignation. For at the appointed time the end will come. The ram which you saw with two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the male goat is the king of Greece. And the great horn between his eyes is the first king. And as for that which was broken, and four stood up in its place, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in its power. And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have come to the full, a king shall stand forth, having fierce countenance and understanding sinister schemes. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power. And he shall destroy extraordinarily, and he shall prosper, and work, and destroy the mighty and the holy people. And also through his cunning he will cause deceit to prosper in his hand. And he will magnify himself in his heart, and through prosperity shall destroy many. He shall also stand up against the Ruler of rulers, but he shall be broken in pieces without hands. And the morning and evening vision that was told is true. But you shall close up the vision, for it is yet for many days. And I, Daniel, fainted and was sick for days. Afterward, I got up and did the king’s business. And I was astonished at the vision, but did not understand it.” Daniel 8
So exactly what where the four kingdoms? The first was the Babylonian, the second was the Medo-Persian, the third was the Greek and the fourth was the Roman. Generally, at least it used to be, among fundamental Christian Churches, particularly Baptists, it is commonly believed that Daniel speaks of the revived Roman empire. I personally believe from my study of the Bible that to be exactly true. There are some who say that all of these things have already happened, but common sense should prevail that this is certainly not the case. Other arguments regarding what these things mean, alternative viewpoints, can be readily debunked using the Word of God.
The evidence stands that right now we are living in the times of the revived Roman empire. Where is it? Where is it headquarters? Well that could be up for debate, but there are some very interesting things. The Club of Rome broke the world into ten different kingdoms. Though they are called regional groups or otherwise, the point is the world is currently broke into ten regions. Consider:
“And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly broken.” Daniel 2:42
Clearly there are still some areas of the world that have lacked economic prowess and development. Consider Africa for an example. Africa is a far cry from civilization in Europe, in terms of prosperity and overall functionality. The poverty level of Africa should say enough. Could it be that we are living in a time, and by the way have been, that these things are right here, yet preachers from the pulpits rarely talk about such thing?
Another figment of Hollywood’s imagination when it comes to the end times, the Antichrist, etc., is that the Antichrist will instantly be ruling over everything. Essentially the Rapture happens and suddenly the Antichrist is on the scene ruling everything. Well consider this:
“And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings; they shall rise, and another shall rise after them. And he shall be different from the first, and he shall abase three kings.” Daniel 7:24
If the Antichrist shall abase three kings, then would that not suggest that his rise to power is not necessarily immediately and without a fight? So some basic questions, going back and forth continuing on this chapter, have to be asked.
In order for the Antichrist to abase three kings, would he not need a powerful military, whether via threat or actual intervention? Would one consider that the Antichrist would rise out of a country like Bolivia? Could Bolivia control the world or would there threats work? Now in the current scope of things it is apparent that the way the world is setup, it would seem feasible for the Antichrist to come from a country where there is a strong military.
This is not to say that perhaps right now we are not living in the timeframe spoken of by Daniel. Perhaps 200 years from now, long after we are all gone and while our individual decisions regarding truly accepting Christ as our Savior will have been sealed, the world is a different place and a country that does not even exist at the moment is what will become the revived Roman empire. Yet the Bible clearly says to be “watching and ready”. So while in this body, in this lifetime, serving Christ wholeheartedly, one should be watching AND ready (Matt. 24:42-44).
“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with giddiness, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come upon you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:34-36
Another thing to take into consideration is the following:
“And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every unclean spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her sexual perversities, the kings of the earth have prostituted themselves with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the power of her luxury. And I heard another voice from Heaven saying, Come out of her, my people, so that you not share in her sins, and so that you not receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to Heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. By however much she has glorified herself and lived luxuriously, by the same amount give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow. Therefore her plagues will come in one day; death and mourning and famine. And she will be consumed with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her. The kings of the earth who prostituted themselves and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance because of the terror of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come. And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of thyine wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; and cinnamon and incense, ointment and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, beasts and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. And the fruit that your soul lusted for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance because of the terror of her torment, weeping and wailing, and saying, Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! For in one hour such great riches is come to nothing. Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What is like this great city? And they threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate. Rejoice over her, O Heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her! Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall by no means be found anymore. The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall by no means be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall ever be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall by no means be heard in you anymore. And the light of a lamp shall not ever shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not ever be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were led astray. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.” Revelation 18:2-24
Now some might be quick to say that this cannot be America. Revelation 18 deals with the SAME timeframe as the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7). I don’t know about you, but at this current stage of world history, I’m not worried about Italy, nor does it yet seem feasible that Europe has the prowess to fulfill this. It should be noted, just because commercial Babylon will be destroyed, does not mean it will happen in the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation, it may very well be towards the very end. Let me interject another verse that -could- be talking about Americans.
“In that time the present shall be brought to Jehovah of Hosts from a nation tall and smooth, from a people to be feared until now and onward; a mighty nation, treading underfoot; whose land the rivers have divided; to the place of the name of Jehovah of Hosts, Mount Zion.” Isaiah 18:7
Nonetheless, for the sake of argument, certainly the apostasy is in full bloom right now. The world is getting worse and worse, just a daily reading of news events show that this is happening. Even those who don’t proclaim to be Christians are aware that things are getting bad.
“But evil men and pretenders will grow worse and worse, leading astray and being led astray.” 2nd Timothy 3:13
“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Matthew 24:37
“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.” Genesis 6:11-12
Certainly being Saved, watching and ready is what each individual should be doing, though they are not. Whether or not we live in such times right now or if it will be a future generation, the basis for this writing is that the world is ripe right now and possibly setup for a Strong Delusion. If that is the case now, how much more later on?
As will be discussed a bit more, it is known that the Antichrist will be a military man, heading a powerful military (Rev. 13:4). Looking at the current geopolitical schemes of things, that would limit the current countries or political alignments to three. The United States of America, Russia and China.
Now all three things have one thing in common, it is possible to mutually destroy each other. Winning is really losing, who could determine a winner between such powerful weaponry. Yet if we consider that commercial Babylon, as I like to call it corporate Babylon, is somehow tied into the revived Roman empire, than it simply leaves two, the United States of America and China.
The odd thing about the United States is this ongoing rumor that the United States was designed to bring in the new world order. I would rather say that ultimately the new world order is simply a synonym for the Antichrist world government system or rather revived Roman empire. While China is becoming more powerful, truly the United States is still the economic powerhouse of the world.
While there would be some who would be quick to point out that the United States will eventually lose its dollar as the reserve currency, two questions arise. One, what if the time that has been prophesized for thousands of years, the end, is upon the world in the very near future. After all, to consider President Trump as a possible candidate for the Antichrist, if that turned out to be true, if he really did turn out to be the Antichrist, then obviously time is very limited. The second question would be what would replace the US dollar as the reserve currency? Would it be a basket of currency, such as an SDR unit, perhaps with the United States still having an edge? Would one country really harbor much more control of the currency than another, at least at the same level that Americans can do it now? Questions, questions, questions…
There has been much written about the symbols on the United States currency, the Phoenix scenario, where out of the ashes of America the new world order will arise, as well as the United States being the new Atlantis (think Atlantic ocean). There has been talk of lay lines in Washington D.C. setup from its beginning as the center of the occult. There is even a famous church in New York City (Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine) that has some stone carvings depicting Babylon as New York City, complete with mushroom clouds from nuclear explosions. So I ask the question, if the time was coming upon the world soon, if the United States was not the revived Roman empire, than which country would it be?
If one where to consider the possibility that the United States is the revived Roman empire, than one must consider the possibility that the Antichrist comes out of the United States. The Antichrist will have a powerful military at his disposal, of which the United States has the world’s most powerful military. While Russia and the United States could utterly destroy each other, overall in terms of the amounts of investment into ships, carriers, weaponry, fighter jets and military technology, the United States dwarfs every other countries spending. The money is here and has been for quite some time. The Antichrist will control the revived Roman empire.
So why use President Trump as a perfect example to prove how the Antichrist could arise on the scene and the world, particularly that which calls itself Christian, would be unaware?
Well quite simply put, a warning needs to be given to those around the world who might be asking questions, trying to make sense of the nonstop changes taking place. For some, something doesn’t seem right. For me, how could a warning not be given, one that reminds people to repent and accept Christ, to get back to being watching and ready, no matter who the Antichrist is or when the time of the end is? Thus, if the possibility remains, should not we as Christians be watchmen and as good soldiers of Jesus Christ, sound the warning trumpet if something could be amiss?
“When I say to the wicked, You shall die the death, and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die. Because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall live life because he took warning; and you have delivered your soul.” Ezekiel 3:18-21
“You therefore endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” 2nd Timothy 2:3
After all the end IS going to happen at some point. There will be a generation that will endure that. There will be a generation of Believers who will meet Christ in the air (1 Thes. 4:17). There will be a generation that will have to contend with the Antichrist. There will be a generation that will go through the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7), better known as the Tribulation. So why use President Trump as the perfect example? Because he is and his followers are the perfect example of how a Strong Delusion sent by God could unfold. For those who are the most fascinated and strongest supporters of President Trump, likewise frequently make claims in their own personal lives as being Christians.
I’ve always been interested in end times events, never would I have thought myself to be one day writing about them. I looked and who is warning. As a Believer, through faith I am writing about this. I believe the Lord has instilled upon my heart to declare such things. Not to declare that President Trump is the Antichrist, but to point out how even if he was, the church is not watching and ready. When I first felt the necessity to write about such things, I thought, could not another (Ex. 4:13)?
For I must consider that if President Trump actually turned out to be unveiled as the Antichrist, would that not mean that he would be now??? For to be unveiled would simply mean to be able to be seen, but no one sensible seems to consider him a candidate, quite the opposite, they consider him to be God’s chosen man. Yet, if he were to be, why should I want to steer up trouble by writing such things, though usually anything written is read only be a few.
In the past I have seen numerous websites about this or that person being the Antichrist or a candidate for the Antichrist, none of them ever settling with me as a real possibility. Perhaps some odd details, in my immaturity as a young Believer, that spiked a certain measure of interest, but never enough to actually ponder that that person could really be the Antichrist. I had read numerous things about President Obama potentially being the Antichrist, as there were MANY who said such things. Yet in my heart it never seemed right. With President Trump I started to notice some potential characteristics of the Antichrist seen in him, yet no one talking about it, at least not with even half a sense of properly using the Bible.
Even people whom I have read their political articles for years, these who claim to be Christians, have hopped on the Trump train. Whereas they had been very critical of everything before, pointing out legislation, history, etc., with President Trump he is essentially given a pass on anything he does. A brief example is how President Obama was heavily criticized sending more troops to Afghanistan, yet President Trump was praised for doing the same. This from the same people.
“You know what else they say about my people? The polls, they say I have the most loyal people. Did you ever see that? Where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay?” – Donald Trump – Campaigning in 2016
Whether or not President Trump will turn out to be the Antichrist, I do not know. However, as I will point out, he makes the perfect example of proving just how far from the truth that what calls itself the church is nowadays. President Trump makes a perfect example of how those who call themselves christians, yet are not, seem to be deluded regarding him. He also makes the perfect example of how through genius schemes, he could ultimately rise to world power, though it would not be of his own power, but through the power of Satan. So we are going to be taking a look at some of the characteristics written about in The Antichrist chapter and comparing them to President Trump.
Not all of them will be looked at, there is simply too much vagueness with some of the biblical characteristics, as well as uncertainly. One thing is certain, eventually the Antichrist will rise on the scene, whoever he may be.
The Antichrist will have a Fierce Countenance and Understand Sinister Schemes
“In the finest traditions of our great democracy, we are rallying the noble nations of the world to build a new liberal order that prevents war and achieves greater prosperity for all,” – Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State
The Antichrist will Rule the Entire World and the Economy
“The big uncertainty is the U.S.-China trade negotiation which is not really about trade, it’s about a new world order,” Investec’s Hendrik du Toit said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
In regards to China’s foreign exchange currency policy, President Trump responded, “I’ve been complaining about that for a long time, and I believe we will all eventually, and probably very much sooner than a lot of people understand or think, we will be on a level playing field, because that’s the only way it’s fair,”…“That’s the only way you can fairly compete in trade and other things.”
“Bringing back the gold standard would be very hard to do, but boy, would it be wonderful. We’d have a standard on which to base our money.” – Donald Trump, Campaigning
In regards to impeachment, “If they actually did this the markets would crash. Do you think it was luck that got us to the best Stock Market and Economy in our history. It wasn’t,” – President Trump, Tweet
“I’ll tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor.” – President Trump
“I am “the king of debt.”That has been great for me as a businessman, but is bad for the country. I made a fortune off of debt, will fix U.S.“ – Donald Trump, Campaigning, Tweet
The Antichrist has Great Intelligence and is a Deceiver
“Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault,” – Donald Trump, Tweet, 2013
“I know some of you may think I’m tough and harsh but actually I’m a very compassionate person (with a very high IQ) with strong common sense” – Donald Trump, Tweet, 2013
“I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!” – President Trump, Tweet
The Antichrist shall honor the god of fortresses.
“And, by the way, I think I’m probably more hawkish than anybody. Anybody. Nobody is more hawkish than me. But I also like to use it in the right place. And, frankly, I like not using it at all.” – President Trump
“We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far!” – President Trump, Tweet
“I think military is a very special thing.” – Donald Trump, Campaigning