What Christ refused to do will be done by the Antichrist.He will give a ''sign from the heavens'' a sign in the air......the principal domai of
''So that he maketh fire come down from heaven on earth in the sight of man (Rev.13:13)
Satan.....'' the prince of the power of the air''(Eph 2:2)
And it was given onto him(Antichrist)to make war with the saints(we are all called to be saints),and to overcome them.....(Reve.13:7)
''And except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved:but for the elects sake those days shall be shortened (Matt 24:22)
So all the signs are here.......
The rumours of War and the wars......
the Church .......
Hell's war plan with the Church is called the "Mystery of Iniquity" in the Holy Scriptures (2 Thessalonians 2:8).
The iniquity has been working for centuries and will have its culmination in the appearance of the Antichrist ( 2 Thessalonians 2:8).
The Antichrist can come only as a result of universal Apostasy, that is, the abjuration of the people from God and His paths, when God's grace will
withdraw from the people.
"And in the latter times of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark
sentences, shall stand up." (Daniel 8:23)
"Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders...." (2 Thessalonians 2:9)
Jesus Christ foretold that all nations will have the opportunity to believe in Him: "The Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world as
a witness unto all nations; and then the end shall come" (Mt. 24:14).
Extreme weakening of the faith.
Although Christ's teaching will be generally known, people will become indifferent to it, so much so that "when the Son of Man comes, will He
really find faith on the earth?" (Lk. 18:8).
According to Saint Paul, this will be the time "when people will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires they will choose
teachers who will tell them just what they want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and go after fables" (2 Tim. 4:3-4).
In other words, close to the end of the world people will become very cynical about Divinely revealed truths and absolute moral values. They will only
listen to what sounds interesting or pleasing. This attitude will promote........
c) The appearance of many false prophets and false messiahs.
These deceiving teachers will entice people to join all kinds of sects and wild cults catering to the low moral standards of the crowd.
The Lord warns us about the danger of false teachings, saying: "Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Do not follow them. For false christs and false prophets will rise and
show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand" (Mt. 24:5, 24; Mrk. 13:6).
The book of Revelation describes some of the striking miracles of the last and ultimate false prophet and promoter of the Antichrist.
The Apostle Paul explains to the Thessalonians that these will be not actual miracles but mere illusions and deceptions of the evil spirits (Rev.
13:13-15, 2 Thes. 2:9).