Are you still looking for the Antichrist in some man or institution? You are not alone. The prophetic number 666 which has always been linked with the Antichrist has been associated with some human beings and even institutions over the centuries. In 2015, a controversial photo of a baby with curls resembling 666 appeared in a Swedish newspaper causing a stir in social networks. Protestant preachers including John Wesley and Martin Luther have pointed to the Papacy as the seat of the Antichrist! Apart from this revered institution, another one that has been accused is the American Presidency. Every American President since George Washington has been suspected of being the one to usher in the end times. On the individual level, we have had Nero, Napoleon Bonaparte, Hitler and even Henry Kissinger / Mikhail Gorbachev. (Ironically, 85 year old Gorbachev has this bold birthmark on his forehead!). Today, Donald Trump is being labelled. Reason among others: the Trump family bought the most expensive single building ever purchased in the United States, at 666 Fifth Avenue, (remember the prophetic number 666) a street symbolic of money (Mammon), materialism, affluence, hubris and power!
But then who really is this Antichrist? Is he a human being or an institution? How can he be identified? If he is easily identifiable, will he be able to have followers? (Followers certainly will not be much as many know that by following the Antichrist they will incur the wrath of the Almighty)
I am happy to tell you that the Antichrist has been unmasked! Firstly, no human being or human institution can have the strength and power to become the Antichrist! The Antichrist, who is the only real enemy of God has actually been active among men for a long time. His aim is always to deceive man and lead man astray. He also works tirelessly against the salvation of man which can only be attained by man’s adherence to God’s Word of Truth. He earned the name Antichrist when he worked assiduously against Christ’s Work of Redemption. He did this by using the leaders of religion at that period. He fanned the embers of hatred in these people until they brought Jesus to the cross! Meanwhile, these people were under the delusion that they were serving God by silencing this troublesome Truth Bringer! That is the hallmark of the Antichrist. He uses mankind to achieve his aims while deceiving them that they are on the right path.
Today, those who serve him abound and they have no idea that they are under the rule of the Antichrist.
The Antichrist is Lucifer and his weapon has always been the same: enslavement of man through man’s intellect which is the product of the human brain. By this is meant placing the wishes of man’s perishable body (the brain being the highest part) over and above the Will of the Most High.
The sign that one has fallen into the hands of the Antichrist is not by physically bearing the mark 666 on one’s body, but it means leaving all decisions to the earthly intellect. Of course this has the result of behaving selfishly, thinking of only material gains and benefits and thinking less of the spiritual and God’s Holy Will. It leads to harming others, imposing upon them, corruption, malice, murders, wars and all the evil prevalent in the world today.
As every human being carry’s the over-developed intellect within, let us not look outside again for the Antichrist but look within and put the Will of God above our own thoughts born of the flesh!