In the first part of our guest contributor, Jeff Kinley’s, look into globalism and the end times coming world dictator, he explored the first of four essential elements in Satan’s plan to take over the world. Now he will explore the remaining three elements that will complete Satan’s strategy.
2) Deceive Hearts and Minds
The second essential element in Satan’s global strategy to reset and rule the nations is through deceiving the hearts of humanity. In order to accomplish this, he must utilize a crisis.
Prior to 2020, could you imagine your own government dictating:
- When you could leave your house
- Where you could go
- When and if you would be allowed to gather for worship
- When and where you could travel
- Whether you could continue your business
- Whether you would be allowed to keep your job
Government responses to the pandemic demonstrate the ruse. Both incrementally and boldly, Satan has lied (John 8:44), manipulating the masses using fear. Promising peace and safety (1 Thess 5:9), he persuaded the majority of Earth’s inhabitants to buy into the plan. First it was through empty promises utilizing lockdowns, masks, social distancing, and vaccines as the pathway to peace, health, and returning back to normal.
However, as impatient as Satan is, he has overplayed his hand before the watching eyes of discerning believers. He did this by implementing force through mandates and government overreach. This too, however, is a preview to the grand illusion that will eventually blanket the minds and hearts of billions during the Tribulation (2 Thess 2:8-12).
Today, many people recognize that we are in the midst of a seismic shift of historical proportions. The strategy of deception, manipulation, and coercion may backfire in the short run, but it fits the pattern of the Antichrist’s one-world government described in Bible prophecy.
But in order to complete the download of lies into the collective consciousness of humanity, Satan must assault the human mind on multiple fronts. Fear of death from a mysterious virus is but one way to ensnare his prey. He must also redefine morality, virtue, humanity itself, and our relationship to our Creator. He must also alter the very nature of humanity as well.
The evil one is succeeding quickly and overwhelmingly in our own society. Many people enthusiastically deny the Creator that made us. Casting aside the fetters of morality and religion, they clamor for a new world order overseen by a global government.
Satan has just the man to lead this brave but godless new world.
3) To Prepare and Position His Man of Sin
The third component in Satan’s master plan is to prepare and position the man of his own choosing — the Man of Sin. Some may bristle at talking about the Antichrist. I mean, shouldn’t we just talk and teach about Jesus? Isn’t teaching about the Antichrist giving the devil more attention than he deserves? So why even talk about him?
- He’s in the Bible
- More than 100 passages of Scripture mention him
- He is the most dominant end times person, apart from Jesus Christ
- He is definitely coming (1 John 2:18)
- The spirit of antichrist is already among us (1 John 4:3)
- He is likely alive today
What is the Antichrist’s profile? What will this nefarious figure be like? The Scripture doesn’t reveal his name, it does outline for us a profile of the man of sin. We cannot see his face, but we can trace his silhouette. Piecing together Scripture’s puzzle pieces, there is actually much we can know about the coming Antichrist, Satan’s Superman.
It is likely he will rise out of a nation within the borders of the old Roman Empire, possibly from within an existing European Union nation.
He will rise to prominence, positioning himself, or perhaps being positioned by Satan, to lead the new world order. He will complete The Great Reset, at least for a while. He will draw his energy and authority directly from Satan himself (Revelation 13:2-6), until he is fully possessed by the Devil.
The Bible states that “the whole earth was amazed, and followed after the beast, and they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast, saying who is like the beast and who is able to wage war with him?”
There is so much more we could say about the Antichrist. Scripture adds that he will make war with the saints and the Jews (Revelation 13:7ff; 12:12-17; 20:4). He will also fully unite the world through enacting the Mark of the Beast (666) (Revelation 13:11-18).
The global reset is a grand delusion and satanic scheme through which Satan is grooming the planet for a godless unity and to receive his global leader with open arms.
Which brings us to his final strategy.
4) To Silence/Remove the Church’s Influence
As long as believers are present and able to exert influence, Satan will not be able to fully implement his End Times strategy. To propel his man into prominence and preeminence, he will need a global crisis like none the world has ever seen. That crisis must be bigger and more frightening than a virus that has a 1% mortality rate among the elderly.
I believe that crisis will be the Rapture of the Church.
And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. – 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7
Some have said the Restrainer is human government, the Gospel, the Jewish people, the Holy Spirit, the Church, or Michael the Archangel.
Whoever the Restrainer is, He must be more powerful than both the Antichrist and Satan. Therefore, He must be divine. So it must be the Holy Spirit’s influence through the Church. But His influence through the Bride of Christ will be removed when the Rapture occurs.
As long as the Church is present, the Antichrist cannot be revealed nor can he rise to power and prominence. But once the Church is taken out of the world at the Rapture, the Antichrist will be revealed and begin to consolidate his power.
Right now, both Satan and a depraved human race want the same thing; for those who believe in Jesus and follow Him to just “get off the planet” — to just “disappear.” God will grant them that wish through the Rapture. Not for their sakes, but for ours.