What the Antichrist will be like before God removes his restraints

This is Gordon Currie, who played the part of the Antichrist in the movie Left Behind II.

 

Most of what is given to us in Scripture about the Antichrist is during the last three and one-half years of his life, during which time God has removed his restraints to do evil, and when he is in fact revealed as the Antichrist. A good general description of him is found in Daniel 11:37-38.

And he will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all. 38 “But instead he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones, and treasures.

Now even though this description is probably of his later life, I think, if we read between the lines, we can make some educated guesses about what kind of a person he will appear to be when the world first sees him—before God removes his restraints to do evil.

What we see here in this passage is that he is a man who loves the military and war. My guess is that he will first be in the military, and then, when he gains wide-spread popularity, he will be elected to a high government position in the European Union, and then to world leader.

If the above text speaks of his later life, this tells us that even in his government position as world leader, he is also very engaged in the military. In fact, verse 38 says that “he will honor a god of fortresses,” which means that military power is his god; and he will honor his god “with gold, silver, costly stones, and treasures.” This simply means that he will put a lot of money into financing his military.

But we cannot leave the discussion there. There is more to it than just saying that he will be very engaged in the military. I believe that even in the early part of his life, he will be possessed and controlled by demons, and they will drive him on to the point where he will be so focused on Satan’s will that he will not be able to do or think of anything else.

We are told that he will have “no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god.” Therefore, we understand that Satan’s will is all he will think of and desire. He will not think of any other god or even an attractive women.

Now keep in mind that when he first appears, though he will be possessed and focused on the devils will, he will not be so empowered by Satan to do all the evil that he will do later, such as, to magnify himself as God; for God will be restraining him (2 Thess. 2:6-7).

 

 

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About Stephen Nielsen

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