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Originally posted by Question
reply to post by Bombeni
Bombeni, I have found your posts on my threads to be very thought provocative. I wanted to ask you, just as I asked in my "6=Legion, then 666" thread. Do you believe its possible that the reason that those that take the mark in their hands, and forehead are damned is because they themselves become demon-possessed, and therefore become a part of this world wide 666 legion of demons?
Originally posted by Bombeni
At first the Antichrist will appear to be the political superman the world has been waiting for, because he will bring about world peace and economic stability. Most people will see him as a peacemaker and a wise and popular leader. "He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places" (Daniel 11:24 KJV) and "obtain the kingdom by flatteries" (Daniel 11:21 KJV).
But don't be fooled! Behind this benevolent façade is a sinister goal: world domination. To achieve that end, the Antichrist will receive his power directly from the Devil, and in the end will become Devil-possessed--the Devil incarnate (Daniel 8:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:9; Revelation 13:2-4,7-8).
"And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people." (Daniel 8:24)
The Bible also tells us that the Antichrist is not working alone. Just as God works through heavenly forces and His children on earth to accomplish His purposes, the Devil works through his demons and people on earth who are under his control. So even though the Antichrist hasn't yet taken personal control, there are many indications that the spiritual forces behind him are steadily gaining power and are busy influencing people's thinking and actions in order to further his agenda.
Those who serve the Antichrist, either consciously or unwittingly, are lining things up for the grand entrance of this false savior. Whether it's through economic upheavals, war, ecological disasters brought on by the mishandling of the world's resources, or technological advances, it's all heading in the same direction and furthering the same evil purpose: to cause chaos and the "distress of nations" and set the stage for the Antichrist's takeover. "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth DISTRESS OF NATIONS, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring" (Luke 21:25)