When does God send the Antichrist to earth?

God sends the Antichrist to earth???

Yes, God sends the Antichrist to earth. The Antichrist is born a human, born to earthly parents just like you and I were born to earthy parents, and somewhere along the way, this person faces a choice, a choice to accept or reject the God of the Bible, Yahweh, and follow His ways, just like we all face that same choice in our life.

This person is different than most people though. There are two people listed in the Bible that are beyond redemption, unable to be saved, Judas Iscariot and the Antichrist. Both Judas Iscariot and the Antichrist are called the son of perdition, Judas Iscariot in John 17:12 and the Antichrist in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

Perdition is the Greek word apōleia, and it means to be completely cut off from what could have been, forfeited by the person’s own actions. Specifically apōleia here means both Judas Iscariot and the Antichrist ended up in hell instead of in Heaven when it could have been avoided through better decisions and repentance. There are more people than this that lose their salvation, these two people are just our two greatest examples.

When is the Antichrist revealed?

Now that we know the Antichrist is a human person who rejects Yahweh, the only God, and also rejects God’s ways, we must also come to know that God is in full control of when the Antichrist is revealed on earth. There is only one Person who has the power to reveal the Antichrist.

I am sure almost everyone has heard of The Four Horseman Of The Apocalypse. The Antichrist is the first of the four horseman, he is the first horseman that is released upon the earth. In Revelation 5, we learn that the Lamb, which is Jesus, is the only Person worthy to open the scroll. What is the scroll?

The scroll is a rolled up piece of parchment or Papyrus or whatever material it was made from back in the days of the Bible and beyond. More importantly, this scroll or book is basically the title deed to earth Adam lost and Jesus got back from Satan after Jesus sacrificed His life for our sins at His crucifixion.

The seven seals are most likely the seals from each of the pastors of the seven churches in Revelation 2-3. These seals are wax seals where the imprint of a ring was placed in the wax to seal them. This was done when a wealthy high-class citizen died.

Seven prominent families placed an imprint of their signet ring in wet wax and when the wax dried, it sealed up the last will and testament of the person who died. Each member of the seven families had to be present at the reading of the will and show their signet ring to break their family seal.

When Jesus opens the first seal in Revelation 6, the Antichrist is revealed, not as an evil person, but as a person everyone loves, a person who has all the answers to all the problems the world will then be facing. If you look at the seven churches, the first church is called the Loveless Church. This is the church that has fallen away.

Paul wrote in 2 Thessalonians 2, “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”

Jesus said this to the Loveless Church, “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”

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God’s Reason for the Antichrist

What is the power of the Antichrist?

“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan….” 2 Thessalonians 2:9. That word working is the Greek word enérgeia, and seven other times it appears in the New Testament as God’s energy, only here in 2 Thessalonians 2:9, it refers to Satan’s energy. It means power in action, and it also means the same thing in 2 Thessalonians 2:11, “God will send them strong delusion….”

God uses His divine energy to move His people from point to point for the purpose of transforming us internally into the image of Christ, whereas the Antichrist will use Satan’s energy to control his people and transform them externally into the image of the Beast.

“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power….” 2 Thessalonians 2:9. That word power is the Greek word dýnamis, and it means the ability to perform where that ability is enabled by God. It is where we get our word dynamite from, and it usually means how we are able to become sanctified by the power of God, but here it means the Antichrist will be enabled by God to use the power of Satan to perform signs and lying wonders.

“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs….” 2 Thessalonians 2:9. Signs is the Greek word sēmeíon, and it usually means miracles, miracles that people cannot replicate, miracles only God can do to give glory to only God. These kind of miracles are usually to lead us to God, but the Antichrist will be permitted to perform miracles to lead people away from God and toward the lie that is the Antichrist.

“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders….” 2 Thessalonians 2:9, and lying wonders is the Greek words pseúdos and téras, meaning false miracles, but not just any false miracles, super false miracles that blow people’s minds and leave them in wonder and amazement. This word is often used to describe miraculous strange appearances in the heavens and monstrous births on earth, so whatever these false miracles are, they are going to be super convincing to lead people away from God.

Why does God empower the Antichrist?

“….and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish….” 2 Thessalonians 2:10. Unrighteous deception is deceit, trickery, fraud and treachery that go against God’s will and violate His standards, but God will allow it to happen to those who refuse to be saved, those who will live forever in the lake of fire by their choices on earth. That is why God empowers the Antichrist, “….because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10.

So, to answer the question, God sends the Antichrist to earth because those who perish did not welcome the love of the truth. They did not receive God’s Salvation and their minds never became renewed. They never repented.

What is the love of the truth? This word love is agápē, and it means love that centers around morality, God’s love, the kind of love God prefers, not the kind of love people define, but real love, as defined by only God. This kind of love operates in us as we understand more and more what God prefers.

This kind of love is also known as Biblical love. So, the love of the truth is alētheia agápē, or the love of morality, which is needed to be saved, or sōzō, delivered out of danger and into safety by God.

To be saved means God has rescued us from the penalty and the power of sin and has brought us into His safety!

It is NOT God’s will that any should perish, but that all will come to everlasting life.

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.2 Peter 3:9.

Jesus said, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.John 17:3.

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