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The Antichrist

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January 30, 2017 12:08 pm

The Antichrist

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January 30, 2017 12:08 pm

Dr. John H. Munro January 29, 2017 Revelation 13 In Revelation 13, we read of the Antichrist, the future world ruler who is the epitome of evil and Satan"s futile attempt to usurp the coming reign of Jesus Christ. As the Antichrist demands that everyone worship him, we are reminded that neutrality is not an option.

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I love the history. I realize many of you don't and throughout human history. Great empires have tried to conquer and rule the world. Weaving of the Babylonian empire the Greek empire. The Roman Empire, the Ottomans Islam. The British Empire. The Third Reich all and ascends magnificent empires of the head of these empires been some brilliant leaders.

Leaders like Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander the great Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Napoleon solid might seek to own and I dove Hitler, but not one of these empires and not one of these leaders had succeeded in ruling the world.

Many of them would have liked to. But all have failed. They arise in the fall and they remain followed and can I say incidentally if you in your own little way trying to rule and control your own little world you to will fail us out by guards created you and today said they were going to land of an individual, an unusual individual who will rule the world. He will be seen as the bass brilliant statesman, ever a charismatic diplomat, a loquacious auditor economic guru, an amazing religious uniter and he will farm this is going to happen in the future regarding descriptors. We shall see. He will farm a world government, and for a while he will succeed, but only for a while because his kingdom as would be landing in our study of the last book of the Bible, the book of Revelation that kingdom, his kingdom will ultimately be destroyed and will be destroyed when the king of kings and the Lord of lords, our Lord Jesus Christ returns to this earth to set up his kingdom and he will reign as the true world ruler who is this one in the future.

Who's going to try and NSN succeeded lease for some time to rule the world is the anti-Christ all of your even if you don't believe in God of Herod of the antichrist. The antichrist is the very epitome of evil of deception of violence and that this is not some Hollywood fantasy. This in fact is biblical reality were going to read words from the last book of the Bible which were written about 2000 years ago, but which have made prophecies regarding the future prophecies which have not yet been fulfilled.

If you're skeptical about that. Let me remind you that in the Old Testament there were many prophecies made about the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, without of that recently. As we celebrated Christmas and we traced in fact, a few weeks ago.

Some of these tests them. These prophecies in the Jewish Scriptures. What we call the Old Testament the old covenant regarding the first coming of our Lord and all of them were fulfilled and who is this antichrist.

Some of try to identify him and continue to do so everyone so far has got it wrong and they will continue to get it wrong. Remember my father telling me the journaling during World War II and the UK. I don't know about United States within the in the United Kingdom are people thought that Hitler was the antichrist, or Stalin was the antichrist I've had in my own lifetime. People say to me with great conviction that Gorbachev for some reason was the antichrist or Saddam Hussein for a while was said to be the antichrist will recently Sunday came to me in and was insistent that I read a book that someone has reduced saying that aside, the aside of cellular evil ruler that he is the antichrist. No little perturbed when I said it wasn't going to read the book, but I was going to study the book of Revelation and suggested they might do the same. And while some of these dreadful rulers and dictators in the past have exhibited traits of the antichrist. None of them was the antichrist without allies. Such speculation about antichrist cells book sells videos and movies, but rather than speculate. I wanted to open your Bible to the last book in the Bible. If you didn't bring a Bible is one in the pew in front of your and were going to look at Revelation 13. If you're visiting. Let me say to you that we are going consecutively through this book and that you're not familiar with the Bible is a going concern. Very strange wrapped rather weird but I want to remember that this is the word of God and is reading this chapter I also want you to remember that it is only our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of lords who has the right on the pilot on the authority to rule over the earth his kingdom. That is the kingdom of Jesus will never be destroyed, his kingdom will never end and his kingdom is everlasting. We were singing about our God was everlasting and when Jesus Christ institutes this kingdom.

This kingdom will never and Revelation 13. Nathaniel was praying thing. This was in the easiest chapter. Your thought is a senior pastor I could delegate this to one of the other pastors. None of them volunteered so I'm I'm happy to do that.

A look at verse nine Revelation 13 verse nine.

A short verse in the middle of it. As John is talking about antichrist.

He says that if anyone has an ear, let him hear.

If you're familiar with the Gospels, you know that several times in the Gospel Jesus says that he was a ears to hear, let him hear. In other words, it's possible to read Scripture is possible to hear what Jesus is saying and yet miss the message so here it is right in the middle of this chapter.

An important injunction to us that we pay attention that we try and concentrate. Yes, this is not the easiest message is not the easiest chapter of the Bible but it is very very important last week. If you're here you'll remember that we learned of the devil, the Dragon. These described remember that great red dragon's John describes him in his vision. He is thrown out of heaven with these angels and that you may wonder what is going to happen to him.

He was persecuting the people of God during the tribulation so that your grades and for the sake of connection. Let me read the last sentence of Revelation 12 where we broke off last week and he that is the great Dragon serpent devil given different descriptions and names in the Scriptures. He stood on the sand of the sea that Revelation 13 verse one John says I saw a beast rising out of the sea with 10 horns and seven heads, with 10 diagrams on his horns and blasphemous names on its head.

Here is a description of the antichrist, the beast rising out of the sea and these described here as a beast as a monster side of the world is concerned that he is a very very attractive. My very, very charismatic, brilliant man, tremendously high IQ very able must will be a tremendous auditor be able to persuade people able to unite the different nations to gather as he sets himself up as a world ruler. So from man's perspective is very attractive but here we have what God thinks about God describes him. This is apocalyptic language for dealing with apocalyptic literature. Revelation 13 is described as a beast Lord, probably more in our vernacular would be months that he was a monster coming out of the sea. The seat probably a reference to the pagan nations.

He's coming out from the pagan nations ideas controlled by the Dragon himself very attractive to men and women but God sees them as a monster as a violent evil, ferocious, destructive beast, hideous monster. These described in this graphic way with 10 horns and seven heads, with 10 diagrams on its horns to be rigid from the Old Testament from Daniel chapter 7. A few years ago I preached through the book of Daniel. Most of you have forgotten that the CDs are in the wardroom but to understand the book of Revelation we need to understand Daniel and let me read to you from Daniel seven is from the Old Testament Daniel and factors in Babel and that the time and God gives him visions and he we come in verse seven of Daniel seven. After this is Daniel I saw in the night visions, and to hold 1/4 beast is a three beast coming out of the sea, there's a line there's a bear, and there's a leopard, but here he says I saw 1/4 beast, terrifying and dreadful and exceedingly strong. It a great iron teeth. It devoured and broken pieces, and trampled what was left with his feet.

It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had 10 horns.

Revelation 13 verse 110 horns. I considered the horns, and Boulder came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots.

The little horn is the antichrist and bold in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth speaking great things. Verse 19 I don't time to get into an exposition of Daniel seven of done that before but verse 19. Then I desired to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the rest, exceedingly terrifying, with its teeth of iron and because of bronze in which the vote and broken pieces, and stamped what was left with his feet and about the 10 horns that were on its head and the other horn that came up and that came up, and before which three of them fell, the horn that had eyes and the mouth that spoke great things, and that seemed greater than its companions. As I looked this horn and citizen. Revelation 13 made war with the saints, and prevailed over them. Ontario until the ancient of days came, and judgment was given for the saints of the most high, and the time when the Saints possessed the kingdom. Figurative metaphorical language in Daniel seven. There is this prophecy of this world ruler. This antichrist is going to prevail is going to make war against the people of God and is going to succeed for some time until this great kingdom comes now in Daniel seven. We have the lien and the bear and the leopard read with me verse two of Revelation 13 and the piece that I saw this is beast coming out of the sea was like a leopard, its feet were like a bear's and this might was like a lion's mouth and chew it the Dragon Satan gave his power and his throne and great authority. So here are a reference to the same animals, beasts that we have in Daniel seven Butler given in the reverse order because now John is looking back at this monster in Revelation chapter 13 is formidable and possesses all of the characteristics of the beasts in Daniel's vision, verse one piece.

10 horns and seven heads, with 10 direct dams on its horns.

There's going to be this 10 nation confederacy ruled by the antichrist in the future and that may well be out of line the Roman empire.

It is the speed of a leopard. It is the strength of a bear, and it has a fierce tenacity of a lion.

Seven heads may refer to seven empires or seven kingdoms of the world.

The 10 horns horn in the horn in the Bible is a symbol of power. This beast has 10 horns very, very powerful, may be well referring to 10 kings who ruled for a short time and then I'm going to be dominated by the antichrist. The little horn of Daniel seven over with me to Daniel 17 Daniel 17 verse 12 we want Scripture to interpret Scripture Revelation 17 verse 12 and the 10 horns that you saw are 10 kings, whereby the seven habits verse nine of Revelation 17. This calls for a mind with wisdom.

The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated seven mountains may well be a reference to the seven hills of Rome so this future world leader in the beast, the antichrist, this hideous monster from God's perspective may well rule from Rome himself.

The 10 diagrams of verse one symbolizes power and his authority as a ruler, no notice at the end of verse one. He has blasphemous names on his horns.

Daniel says in Daniel seven verse 25 that he shall speak words against the most high and show wearout.

The saints of the most high, Daniel 11 verse 36 and the king. Antichrist shall do as he pleases. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every God, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of God's is blasphemous. Paul says in second Thessalonians 2 verses three and four that he take that he will take his seat in the temple, proclaiming himself to be God last week as we thought of the devil reset. We said that the devil wanted to be God, I will exalt myself and know the devil empowers and controls his agent on earth. The antichrist who sees himself as God when Frank goes into the temple. The temple which will be built in Jerusalem during the tribulation. And he will go into the temple and required everyone to worship him as God.

Verse three Revelation 13 verse three. One of its heads seem to have a mortal wound but is mortal wound was healed. And the whole world marveled as they followed the beast. Yet, this is a world ruler.

Everyone in the world is following him.

They will marvel at the healing of the mortal wound on one of its heads. This may mean that the antichrist will actually die and be resurrected or admitted far to the Roman empire controlled by the antichrist being revived at the time of the tribulation and this blasphemy against God is going to continue. We see from verse five for 42 months. The last 3 1/2 years of the tribulation that verse four and they worshiped the Dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, who is like the beast, and who can fight against it be so strong in Jesus.

This amazing military leader is inseparable. No one can fight against them.

Verse five and the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words and that was allowed to exercise authority for 42 months we seen repeatedly in their study of Revelation that there is this feeling of the tribulation period of seven years, and for half of it in the latter half the antichrist is going to rule in this way, and after blasphemy. According to verse five 442 months, verse six, it opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling. That is, those who dwell in heaven. He's against God. He's antichrist is against the people of God, and he demands worship of everyone and in spite of his pride in spite of his blasphemy against God. Everyone in the world with the exception of the true believer is going to worship the antichrist. Verse seven. Also, it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them.

And authority was given that over every tribe and people, and language and nation notice are John is emphasizing that he is a global ruler. He wages war against the people of God and successfully kills them, not the hundred and 44,000 that will think of next week. Incidentally, he hates God he hates the people of God and this is incredible. Isn't it that every single person in the world will worship the antichrist other than verse eight and all who dwell in the arts will worship it distinctive that think of someone who is so powerful a world ruler not only ruling the world but having all of the world worship him. But as a group we don't worship him.

Verse eight all who dwell on earth will worship it. Everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain of anyone has an ear, let him hear. Who are the only people in the world who are not going to worship the antichrist. Those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life chances. Amazingly written before the foundation of the world that God has his people is your name written in the book of life. Is it no idea what you're talking about what the Bible teaches us that the only way of salvation is Jesus Christ that Wingard and his grace, sent his son into this world talking about his first coming buddy. Second, his first coming. He came as a savior. He came to save us.

He came to redeem us out of lobby came to rescue us from our self absorption and for from our meaningless lives and for our failures and their sins and this is the gospel message and is Jesus Christ came to this world. The world rejected him.

They crucified him, and what seemed to tragedy.

From one perspective, turned into a triumph because this Lamb of God who comes to take away the sin of the world is crucified on the cross is buried, and he rises again and he calls on us to repent of our sin and to trust them and as we trust Christ as we call on Christ to save us and cleanse us. He indwells us, and their names are written in the Lamb's book of life and were going to see in Revelation 20 that those whose names are not written in the Lamb's book of life are going to be cast into the lake of fire, and here during the tribulation.

Everyone in the world will worship the antichrist other than those who are followers of Jesus. Did you know this verse three the end of verse three. They followed the beast was our mission statement at Calvary church being in making authentic followers of Jesus Christ. We don't follow the world we don't follow the culture we follow the Lord Jesus Christ and during the tribulation. Everyone is going to worship this antichrist. Other than the true believer and many of them are going to be killed, but the day of retribution will come for the beast and for all who worship him. Verse 10 if anyone is to be taken captive to captivity he goes. If anyone is slain with the sword with the sword must be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints, a time of persecution is coming fierce persecution against the people of God but God will take retribution against the antichrist against his followers. Meantime, those who follow the Lamb instead of following the beast must be strong must ensure and must keep the faith, is a John you must be a little bit okay immediately lost myself in this passage. Let me say this but me back to make. Let me give you a bigger picture when Jesus Christ was a nurse. He prophesied that he would come again. John 14 if I go I will come again his apostle said the Jesus Christ is coming back your children sang about that that is coming back. Jesus Christ is coming back in the next event in God's prophetic calendar is what we call the rapture, the catching up of the saints. One day the heavens will open and will be a child's trumpet will signs those believers who have died in Christ will be raised from the dead. We who are alive when Christ returns were going to be caught up. Can you picture this were going to be caught up in the air to meet the Lord and the Bible says will ever be with the Lord you my picture that is marvelous. My dad died 40 years ago. I've two brothers who died got countless friends and using computer relatives, close loved ones who died in the Lord. We will see them again. Yes, that's why in some ways the juvenile services such as we had here at Calvary's and lay in one way, the very sad someone we love has passed away with another way that a celebration because we know we will see them when Christ returns. That's called the rapture and that could happen at any moment. It could happen today. You ready for ready to meet Christ. What will happen on the art.

What will happen to unbelievers will be the spirit of tribulation. Most of Revelation is about that. The period of seven years and during that. There is going to arise that this man, this powerful man symbolized here by John in this rather unusual language about the beast coming out of the sea. This is the antichrist will start to work quite slowly is a little horn on the symbol of power. But during the tribulation. He will gathering power and influence, and then he will come and people will see his utter blasphemy and his absolute totalitarian rule over the world the beginning of the tribulation. He will make a treaty with Israel to protect his borders and say he's a friend of Israel, and Israel will think this man this world ruler is our friends halfway through the tribulation who break the treaty will set himself up in the temple, and he will proclaim himself God as we are saying is he he is the antichrist anti-meaning against Christ or he sees himself as a substitute for Christ.

This is Satan substitute for the King of Kings and Lord of lords is a well is the antichrist alive today. I don't know.

Could be Jesus Christ is coming soon. The antichrist could be alive somewhere in the world but his identity warned be known until the trip tribulation. In Scripture, he has many names.

Here they are, is called a little horn of Daniel seven verse eight is called insolent King. Daniel 823 is called the prince who is to come. Daniel 926 is called a contemptible person. Daniel 1121 is called the abomination of desolation by Jesus in Matthew 24 verse 15, Paul calls him in second Thessalonians to the man of lawlessness, the son of destruction, the lawless one and here in the book of Revelation. As we been reading is called the beast brilliant intellect military genius economic savior of the world religious leader and then the chaos of the tribulation. A world confuse a world loss will look for someone to bring Ardoin Carmen peace to the world and they will look not to Christ but to the anti-Christ is totally opposed to God. So last week about the devil.

He is so scoped he is so deceptive that people will worship him, you know this how truth is so distorted. Nowadays people talked about post-politics truth alternative truth country are masters of the spin of saying that black is white and white is black and say I don't really mean that the devil is the father of lies and during the tribulation. People the world is going to be deceived man has achieved his goal is now become God. The beast rising out of the seat but now in verses 11 through 15.

The beast arising out of the earth. You say some more and I can take this is more. Verse 11. I saw another beast rising out of the earth first beast rising out of the sea verse one, second base verse 11 another beast rising out of the art and the two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its present and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed and performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven there are in front of people how wonderful it seems. And by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast. It deceives those who dwell on telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived and it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. This is a different beast here is another monster looking at him.

He seems to be quite make. He's got to it says in verse 11. Two horns like a lamb always got a nice guy like that one with the 10 partners in the seven heads but he's a spokesman for the devil is destructive. He's evil, and his malicious what do we have doing it during the tribulation. We have an on holy Trinity.

What is the holy Trinity, God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit.

What's the on the holy Trinity, Satan the devil we have the antichrist of first base the first beast coming out of the sea and then we have the second beast coming out of the guards that were just reading about here in Revelation 13 verse 11 and following, and he's also called the false prophets look over to chapter 19 verse 20, you have the devil substitute for God the father you got the antichrist as substitute for God the son you got the false prophet as substitute for God the Holy Spirit. Revelation 19 verse 20 and the beast was captured as the future. This is when Christ returns in the chronology of Revelation 19 Jesus Christ comes back as King of Kings. In Revelation 19. Notice what happens.

The beast that the Antichrist is captured and within the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. So here is a description matches the description and in Revelation 13 verses 15 through verses 11 through 15 that the second beast coming out of the earth is also the false prophet is a false prophet, he may well be the heads under Satan of this global religion, this world would I could concede idea of a world religion beginning to unfold. Even though we told why do we debate the differences between Judaism and Islam in Buddhism and Hinduism and Christianity. After all, we basically all believe the same thing when got me nice the people came to people love our neighbor do as you would be done to give away the doctrine on all that kind of stuff that divides people let's focus on the positives.

So during the tribulation. There is this great world religion, but it comes from the devil himself and just as the Holy Spirit shines the spotlight on the Lord Jesus. So this false prophet shines the spotlight on the antichrist and imposes global worship.

Verse 12 makes it very clear that everyone is to worship the Antichrist. No wonder the Lord calls the antichrist, the abomination of desolation.

Now this false prophet is quite impressive. He's able to perform science, but their counterfeit miracles similar to the magicians of Egypt at the time of Moses, the devil is powerful Pecan miracles is why we need to be discerning as the people of God, and during the tribulation.

This false prophet is able to do these medicals have power and so seduce people and deceive people and say no you are to worship the beast.

Verse 14 through signs. This beast deceives people to make an image of the antichrist and in some ways I'm don't understand this completely. In verse 15. He gives Brad to the image of the beast, so that the image might even speak to some form of magic some form of ventriloquism or is isotonic medical. What we do know is verse 15. He commands worship of the antichrist and those who refuse to worship the antichrist are killed in the verse 15 he might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain that we have in verses 16 through 18.

I'm sorry to rush this.

We have the mark of the beast, the mark of the antichrist. Verse 16.

Also it causes both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark that is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

This calls for wisdom, says John. Let the one who is understanding calculate the number of the beast.

For this, a number of man and his number is 666. During this time. With the rise of the antichrist held by the false prophet who can do these medicals and commands people to worship the beast that is imposed. This system that every person has to have the mark of the beast, the mark of the anti-Christ. What is it verse 17 the name of the beast or the number of its name. During this time was it is next week it will be impossible to be neutral.

No one will be able to buy or sell verse 17, without the mark of the beast either on the right hand or the forehead. Could you imagine that not being able to go to Harris Teeter without the mark.

My mother told me that in Scotland during World War II, and for some time a few years even after World War II instrument. I think throwing the UK people were issued with a ration book is foreign to us here Americans, but some of you coming from other countries maybe understand this, I think. Such things under communism ration books.

Food was so scarce in the United Kingdom after World War II. Supplies were so depleted that everyone was issued with a ration book you got so much bread so much meat so many eggs and even if you were a multimillionaire you couldn't buy food unless you had a ration Copan so so much was issued to each adult.

So much was a should if you had children, and so is my mother went to the stores is difficult for us to think of all that long ago really would. World War II finished in 45 and so I think maybe five, six years after it.

In Britain there was this Russian book and my mother would have to go to the store and produce a ration book before she could get even if you could pay for it. You didn't get it unless you had the ration book here. There's going to be something much more sinister than that.

You can buy. You can sell unless you got the mark of the beast. I was going to happen if you don't take the mark of the beast you are going to be killed, and you know you're going to be killed. Listen to this.

Revelation 20 verse four tells us John says I saw thrones, and seated on them were those them the authority to judge was committed. Also, I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God and who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands to feel like that to be decapitated. If you don't have the mark of the beast and the second beast, the false prophet is going to enforce everyone to receive this mark on the right hand or the forehead will be a kind of tattoo and in this way. Think of it, the antichrist will have absolute economic control over the whole world is number 666 is one of the best-known numbers in the world. The number represents the personal name of the antichrist. Each leather nickname is a numerical value and it will total 666 minds number is six God's number is 77 days of creation, the number of man in Scripture is six and here is 10 May of man without God. Here is the very symbol of man and rebellion against God. Not just six but 6666, and the mark of the beast is and I would demonstration of the legions to the antichrist. Mark is going to be in the McCoy open anything without technology be quite easy to develop a system where people will be unable to do any transaction without without this mark without some kind of chip or as some kind of are called yesterday went to the gas station that does whip out my credit card and put it in so doing I thought you know during the tribulation followers of Jesus will not be able to do that they will be able to get gas until they have the mark of the beast and wiggling more and more runway to cash less society even a few years ago and many stores you can use your credit card.

If it was under certain amount of money 10 $15 so you went into McDonald's to get your your big Mac or whatever it wasn't was a couple of birds you to pay cash no longer know and use your credit card for the smallest amounts and many people tell me that they don't carry cash. I always do. Not very much, but I can't always want to carry some cash and I'm from that generation you cooler millennial people you don't know about this.

You just have credit cards and as always is incredible thought. I can travel halfway around the world and go to an ATM machine in any country in the world and taken my debit card and put it in and the sun comes up and sayings basically good morning, John Monroe think it will be no me and I can press a couple of buttons and put in my cord and outcomes. Money is incredible, and they know me. The record of me another transaction frozen and thousands of miles away from my bank in Blakeney and Charlotte's where my meager savings are so this doesn't seem too far-fetched as it governments like people dealing with credit cards.

It gives her a note of the transactions is more difficult not to pay your taxes when using credit cards from the countries which have had problems economically are because of so much of a black-market people dealing in cash because they're trying to evade paying taxes. So this great antichrist.

This miracle worker.

This economic guru is going to impose the system that you will not be able to do any transaction you can buy your kind sell. You can get food. You can get you can do a transaction you can buy a house you can't sell a house unless you go.

His mark and with this he is controlling the economy of the world the antichrist the buzzword today is globalism awarding one world view and in some ways globalism is good with another way, it's a bit scary, isn't it were told we have to have a global vision, an economic problem or banking issue. In a country far away from us has a ripple effect what happens here in the banking system in United States has that ripple effect very very quickly throughout the world.

What happens in one country impacts another in a matter of seconds. People know what's going on I go home yesterday district my brother to ask about my my mother and he wants to start we want to talk about Donald Trump and immigration and all the rest of it wherever people are without incident satellite connection people on the other end of the world know exactly what's happening in our world and we know what's happening in their world were living in the global world and antichrist will be the true global ruler in the world out of control during the tribulation will turn to the antichrist for answers and heal impose his totalitarian rule. Okay say to you, if you follow Jesus.

There's no need to panic. First of all, woodland and beer during the tribulation woodland ricotta I'm going to be forever with the Lord. And secondly, this antichrist. He will be destroyed when the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ comes, we saw that last week we saw the previous week was in the seat next week as well that his kingdom will not end and the beast. The Dragon and the false prophet are going to be thrown into the lake of fire. According to Revelation 20 verse 10 note, although all of this is future relies, and the deception of the antichrist are all around us and seem today that evil is triumphing. Don't despair. Nothing can withstand the coming kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. During the tribulation. People have to choose between the true Christ and the antichrist. The mark of the beast or martyrdom of their faith, no sitting on the fence than you like to sit in the fence than you. God doesn't want you to sit on the fence. God wants you to choose at the crucifixion the card other choice, but I better Jesus will give us Barabbas.

We don't want Jesus your way or God's way, what is it you want to pursue your own little kingdom or the kingdom of God. Let me tell you there is only one kingdom which is going to survive in the grace of God and part of that kingdom. Jesus said seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all of these things will be added to you.

That is, as followers of Jesus. Our focus is on the kingdom of God, that great kingdom which will actually does demolish the kingdoms of this world and the kingdom of the antichrist is Christ institutes his rule. As we'll see in future weeks forever and never make time. Jesus calls you voluntarily to bite them in the future.

People are going to be forced to bow to Christ when he returns to destroy the antichrist and his enemies, he will come with a rod of iron, but now is the day of grace. Jesus Christ calls and voluntarily to submit to his rule. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, will you bow to Christ, we kneel before and on him as Lord and Savior. Not only is the one who forgives your sin, but the one that you're going to follow a life of submission a life of humility, a life of obedience rather than listing to the lies in the deception of our enemy don't choose lies don't choose the dark choose Christ follow Christ live by faith and even a low life sometimes can be very difficult for followers of Jesus and the certainly will be very difficult during the tribulation. God will triumph.

So trust Christ come from your selfishness. Stop living your own little kingdom and submit to this great everlasting kingdom. The kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Father, help us to do that, we confess that we get caught up in her own little world around little achievements and so help us strengthen us.

We do pray, help us live by faith and glorify you. We ask in Christ name, amen


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