The Antichrist is written about in the book of Daniel and in Revelation. He will rise to power and will become the President of the world, the ruler of the world, the dictator of the world. He will require people to worship him just as the Roman Emperors did, and he will require that every one get some kind of mark on their forehead or hand before they can buy and sell. What is that mark about? It is about power, control, and keeping track.
Revelation 13:16-17 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
Some basic signs that the day that Jesus comes and takes all true believers and followers of His to heaven is getting close; (1) the rapid move toward globalism, one world ruler, one world religion, and one world economy. (2) Government leaders style of leadership moving rapidly to “lording it over people”, power to control for power’s sake. Government telling us what we can’t do, what we can do, when we can do it, when we can’t do it, all under the guise of protecting us from ourselves. (3) The name of Jesus becoming more and more hated by people in the world, especially government rulers. The word “antichrist” doesn’t mean “in place of Christ” it means “against Christ”. (4) The nation of Israel becoming more and more hated by people and governments in the world.
Mark 10:42-45 Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them. But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
In the midst of the craziness of our day I am rejoicing more every day because the day I am going to hear the trumpet of Jesus is getting close.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.