By Edwin Christiaan | April 17, 2021

Using the words of Jesus Christ, who said,

“Are you trying to fool someone? You can predict the weather by looking at the earth and sky, but you don’t really know what’s going on right now.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭12:56‬ ‭CEV

‬‬Here is what is taking place right now: Satan is paving the way for the coming of the Antichrist.

“Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the last hour has come.” 1. John‬ ‭2:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed—the one who brings destruction. He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God.” 2. Thessalonians‬ ‭2:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

But God is also paving the way for the return of His Son, Jesus Christ!

“For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.” ‭‭1. Thessalonians‬ ‭4:16-17‬ ‭NLT

‬‬In the end, it will be Jesus Christ versus the Antichrist:

“Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of His mouth and destroy him by the splendor of His coming. This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.” 2. Thessalonians‬ ‭2:8-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬