Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 2:18
There are many who scoff at the idea of a one world government led by one man who is against Christ. I am not trying to pick a fight with anyone of you who have leanings this way, but I want to prepare all who do believe in the coming Antichrist to prepare others like never before. This week, I wish to spend time thinking about who it is that will be coming.
The word “anti” has many meanings and I would urge you to look it up for yourself. What I want to focus on is this part of the definition: a person opposed to a particular policy, activity, or idea. This definition is the noun version of anti. It is interesting that this is a perfect description of the coming Antichrist. Everything that Jesus was and is, will not be seen in this man. So with the time we have to read the word consider: For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. Isaiah 53:2
The world puts a lot of importance on appearance. Cosmetic sales are quickly elevated when the right image is portrayed. Did you know that one old company almost disappeared until they came up with an internet campaign featuring a very handsome man. He was able to add new spice to the company and literally save it. I personally think that the coming deceiver known as Antichrist will be as handsome as any man can be. While Jesus was not handsome, personally appealing and a ladies’ man, antichrist will be all three. The world will flock to him because of his charm, wisdom and speech. Many will fall down before him and beg for his help. He will accept power without question. This too is nothing like Jesus who rejected earthly honor until all was under His control John 6:15; Matthew 4:1-11.
One of the evidences of Satan’s control over a man or woman is the readiness to accept glory, power, recognition and more. Many will flock to this deceiver and only God will expose him.