1 John 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
The spirit of the antichrist is already in the world meaning satan is working in government rulers now, today. He gives them abilities, charisma, and power to lead and rule. They start out nice, but they soon turn into a beast. The spirit of the antichrist is characterized by an obsession with control and those who are under such leaders increasingly feel restricted and lose more and more personal freedom. It is clear in the Bible that this is what is coming and it will get increasingly worse until Jesus wins the battle of Armageddon.
Ezekiel 28 is obviously talking about satan, but Ezekiel calls him the King of Tyre, because he was in the King of Tyre controlling him. Satan and his demons primary place of residence is in the mind and heart of rulers of countries.
Ezekiel 28:12-14 Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God, You had the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz and the diamond; The beryl, the onyx and the jasper; The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald; and the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, was in you. On the day that you were created they were prepared. You were the anointed cherub who covers, and I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked in the midst of the stones of fire.
As you listen to Presidents, Senators, Govenors, Represemtatives and Judges in our country are there some “signs” that the kingdom of darkness is controlling them? Yes there are several, a key one is that they become “control freaks“, and we are seeing that right now all over our world, not just in our own country.
As we see the antichrist’s spirit becoming increasingly more prevalent and powerful in our government, what should we do, and how should we act? Our job now is not to fix things and make things right; our job is to be a witness for Jesus and reach as many people for Jesus as we possibly can.
I will still be responsible and vote, I will write letters to government officials objecting to what is wrong, I will pray diligently for government leaders that God will work in their hearts, and I will teach people what the truth is and what is a lie every chance I get. But my main job is to bring as many people as possible with me into the Kingdom of God.
Commit to that God-given calling every morning.