The Antichrist and the good and bad versions of the Great Reset
According to Wikipedia: “In Christian eschatology, the Antichrist, or anti-Christ, refers to people prophesied by the Bible to oppose Christ and substitute themselves in Christ’s place before the Second Coming. The term Antichrist (including one plural form) is found five times in the New Testament, solely in the First and Second Epistle of John. The Antichrist is announced as the one who denies the Father and the Son.” I note it is a subject where Christians differ in their understanding, particularly whether there is a yet to be Antichrist, who may or may not be alive today, still to reveal his hand, or it is some historical figure or a generic term to describe something opposed to the true Christ (or elements of all the above). I could go a lot deeper than does Wikipedia, for after all, the Antichrist is referred to in many places in the Bible, not by that title, but as far as this article is concerned, I merely wish to relate the subject to what I see as a warning of something that is very soon coming our way. Go to the end of this article for an extract from my book “Prophets of the Bible”, based on what the prophet Daniel wrote concerning the Antichrist (despite not using the term). It is a subject that has long interested students of the Bible and one where “literalists”, of which I am one (believing in a yet to be revealed world ruler fully opposed to the true Christ – likely a minority) have offered a wide range of contrasting views. If you Google or YouTube the term, you will find many articles and video presentations. Speaking personally, I found most of these to be not all that helpful, partly because I sense in my spirit something that didn’t quite resonate or, more down to earth, I knew a lot of it already.
One of the big questions that has occupied me in recent days concerns what version of the Great Reset will it be that is to accompany the coming out of the Covid-19 lockdown that the world has experienced these past 18 months, back into a new normal (whatever that is). I have written on the subject at length (see my blogs), including more recently in: “Prophecy, Corona, Conspiracy, Reset, Church” and, while discussing what good and bad respectively entail, not just the way that I see the world is going but based on my own views of Bible end time prophecy and the words of modern day “political” prophets, I see our heading toward the bad version, nor so far fetched from the dystopian nightmare we read about in Brave New World and 1984. Yet I am hoping it may be the good version of the Great Reset, but with the rider it will likely be short lived if people do not turn to the true and living God. Listen to someone like Klaus Schwab, a German engineer and economist who is best known as the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (with a lot of clout), having pronounced extensively on the subject and led the way promoting his ideas, and you will get one version (I argue is the bad one) of the Great Reset, for not too dissimilar reasons as that discussed in a helpful presentation that I have recently happened to come across, titled: “Walter Veith & Martin Smith – The Great Reset, A Long Time Coming?” (although it was notable that these guys see the big threat as primarily the Pope and the Catholic church, from where in the past some saw the Antichrist coming), as well as many other places, typically dominated by those deplorable “conspiracy theorists”. Supported by many of the political prophets, many of those who oppose the ideas of Schwab and company (but by no means not all see it this way) eagerly hope we are about to see a new Great Awakening (see here for my thoughts) and the (at least temporary) Fall of the Cabal (see here).
Which brings me back to my concerns. While the world will only run as it ought when Jesus (the true Christ) returns in glory and set up his millennial reign, before proceeding to the Last Judgement and the New Heaven and New Earth (subjects touched on in Prophets of the Bible), I believe before that we will yet see the emergence of the Antichrist and the fulfillment of many of the yet to be fulfilled prophecies of the Bible, and this on top of what we are already seeing. One of the things humanity desperately desires is leadership that can provide peace and security and, as has been seen during the “pandemic”, be willing to give up their freedom in exchange. One feature Bible prophets is how the Antichrist interacts with the Jews, purporting to be their friend and then double crossing then. One name banded around, although despised by many, is Donald J. Trump (see here), with his own questionable links (and I say this as a Trump supporter seeing him as a modern day Cyrus). This includes Zionist elements of the cabal that some detractors say own him (and arguably almost all politicians at the top are owned) and seen for his strong pro Israel stance, e.g. in relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Yet another conspiracy theory (fact or fiction – we will soon see) is JFK Junior (a friend of DJT btw, officially dead in 1999) is only pretending to be dead and is biding his time to make a dramatic comeback and avenge the murder of his father by the Deep State. (If or) when he does, he will be hailed as the one to help bring down the evil cabal and their wicked agenda. Ironically, the elite families at the top of the cabal, who are behind many of the nefarious goings on right now, include links to the Kennedy family, as discussed in “The Kennedy Bloodline: One of the 13 Satanic Bloodlines That Rule the World”. While those in the past trying to identify who the Antichrist is have invariably been shown to be wrong, there is no doubt the return of JFK Junior, with the support of DJT, could indeed fit the bill, and the idea may well be consistent with what we read in Revelation 13, for example.
If there is a lesson to be learned, besides the one I have been very mindful of lately, i.e. that of the very elect being deceived, just as Jesus said would happen, and there is much taking place behind the scenes we do not know and more and more, things aren’t what they seem, it is we must keep our eyes fixed on Christ Jesus, rather than the Antichrist, speculating on his identity – besides which, just as with the Mark of the Beast the Holy Spirit will reveal the truth when the time is right, or looking to some human means to bring down this evil Cabal – when we know it is the Lord who does it (see here regarding “the Mystery of Babylon and today’s events“) but rather to recognise His Lordship and God’s sovereignty, to be a warrior, part of the Lord’s army, doing what our chief tells us to do.
The Antichrist is prophesied by the Bible to oppose Christ and substitute himself in Christ’s place just prior to the Second Coming, in a period sometimes referred to as the Great Tribulation. Besides identifying the “Antichrist spirit” the Bible identifies many Antichrist-type figures, going back to Genesis with Lamech and Nimrod; and notably Antiochus Epiphanes, spoken about, but not by name, in Daniel 11. Besides Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 24, John writes of the Antichrist in 1 John 2:18-27, as does Paul in 2 Thessalonians, as someone yet to come.
The Antichrist features prominently in Revelation, with the opening of the First Seal: “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer” (6:2). In chapter 13, we read a fuller description starting with his arrival: “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” (13:1-2.) It describes how he deceives and subjugates the world and opposes the saints.
He comes to the end following the Battle of Armageddon, and meets his downfall with the coming of Christ in Chapter 19. This is borne out in Daniel 11, which appears to be an example of prophecy having more than one fulfilment, when “he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him” (11:45).
We are first introduced to the Antichrist in Daniel 7: “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things … Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them…” (7:7-8, 19-21.) Yet it is only for a season. Daniel 7 is more concerned with the Ancient of Days and the Son of Man: “…judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom” (7:22).