Today’s Scripture: And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. Revelation 13:7
According to the Bible, there will be a day when the world is under a single dictator, the antichrist. I believe from reading Revelation that under his leadership there will be a worldwide currency and a oneworld religion.
The world has been trying for years to reestablish a oneworld order, or revised Roman Empire. The United Nations, European Union, and other groupings of nations throughout history are part of a desire to have a oneworld government. After the Rapture, the world will get what it wants, and the antichrist will rule.
This antichrist will seem to have answers to all of the questions. He will be exactly what the world is looking for in a political leader. He will seemingly solve all the problems in economics, foreign policy, education, and civil rights. The whole world will fall for his deceit that portrays him as the savior of the world.
Satan, however, is behind it all. The antichrist will be demon influenced, probably demon possessed, for the first half of the Tribulation (3 ½ years). Then halfway through the Tribulation, the antichrist will be indwelt by Satan himself. At this point, the antichrist will horrifically start persecuting the Jews and Christians, and the Jews as a nation will accept Christ as their Messiah.
In a world of violence and political unrest, this man will seem like a breath of fresh air. However, as history will reveal, the only answer to our problems is Jesus Christ. The world’s answers are always lacking, and in fact harmful. Place your life in Christ’s will and stop looking to the world for advice. Jesus is the only answer.
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.