posted on Apr, 2 2003 @ 11:05 PM
Antichrist's assumption of earthly power in the following manner: On the body of a world devastated and ravished by war ''ten Kings shall
Seven of them will be"" of one mind"" with the Antichrist, and to him they shall ::give their power and strength""(Rev17:13)
The other three Kings shall defend their independence, and Antichrist will be able to subjugate them only by force of war(cf.Dan 7:8,20,24)
''When nations increase their armies to excess and forsake the tilling of the soil,'' says Lactanius,''which will be the begginning of the ruin
and destruction, all shall be ravaged,exhausted, devoured.
Then from the farthest reaches of the north a mighty foe shall arise against them.
Three of them shall he destroy;the rest shall join him, and he shall be made ruler over them all.
This shall be the Antichrist''(Divine Instructions,Bk.VIII,ch.160
The three kings whom Antichrist shall ""destroy'''' are the kings or rulers of Egypt,Libya and Ethiopia, according to ST John
After Antichrist's conquest of the three kingdoms and the removal thereby of the sole remaining obstacle on his path to dominion,the
Apocalypse(Revelation) portrays him as a red beast with ten horns(ie,the one that has subjected ten kingdoms) and seven heads(ie.one who has allowed
the seven rulers who submitted to him voluntarily to remain in their countries in the capacity of viceroys).
'''And behold agreat red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads""(Rev 12:3)..(cf. the interpretations of St
..Irenause of Lyons and St. Cyril of Jerusalem)
oF ANTICHRISTS WORLD WIDE POLITICAL AUTHORITY THE APOCALYPSE STATES:And power was given to him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations""(Rev
Although ordinary human efforts and means will be important in the process of Antichris's seizing of all world power, the principal source of his
success will not lie therein.""And his power shall be great""(Dan8:24)
Antichrist will receive his power and authority from Satan.""And the dragon gave him his power , and his seat, and great authority''(Rev13:2)
And only through Satan's constant assistance will it be possible to explain Antichrist's unusual sucess in seizing control of the whole world and
his singular strength, which no human power and authority will be able to oppose or hinder........
Universal ruler of the world as a spiritual head of all religions..............
[Edited on 3-4-2003 by helen670]
[Edited on 14-5-2003 by helen670]