Lifting the First Seal of Apocalypse and the White Rider of war. Illuminated page from the 17th century Tolkovy Apocalypse, Moscow

Lifting the First Seal of Apocalypse and the White Rider of war. Illuminated page from the 17th century Tolkovy Apocalypse, Moscow

The world loves its “stars,” those in pop culture who appear to be “champions.” They seem to have it all: money, fame, and worldwide appeal. This is actually a biblical principle in operation: Jesus, speaking to His disciples, told them that the world will hate them because they are not of the world: “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” (John 15:18). But of the world, and its love for its own, that would be self-evident: “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own” (John 15:19).

There is one rising star the world will love: as ironic as it sounds, the Beast. Yes, pop culture, and most Christians, call the Beast the Antichrist; but the Bible describes him as a Beast, and not just any beast, but a wild Beast.

There are three places in the Bible that reveal the true identity of the Antichrist Beast. Many people do not seem to like it when I show them these verses because it blows apart any illusions that the Antichrist is a human being: he is not. To be perfectly clear, the Antichrist is not a human being at all: he is a Fallen Angel, and he is currently being held in the dark cage of Tartarus, also called the abyss, or the bottomless pit.

  •   Rev. 11:7: And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
  • Rev.17: 18: The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
  • Rev. 9:11: And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. Note: it is at the beginning of this chapter an angel descends and opens the bottomless pit, verse 1, called in Greek phrear the “well” of the bottomless pit.

These three verses reveal that the Beast is from the bottomless pit. The Greek word is abyssos phrear, and it actually describes a type of cistern, or a well going deep into the Earth; it is a well in Tartarus, even deeper than Tartarus itself. It is the well of the abyss, or the lowest place in Tartarus. This is why the devils that Jesus encountered on Earth were terrified of being sent to the abyss; as evil as they are, even the devils are deeply fearful of the place.

In Luke we see an example of this. Jesus encountered a demonized man called Legion. The Legion was fearful of Christ, and begged not to be sent to the abyss:  “And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep” (Luke 8:31). The word deep is the Greek word, abyss, which again, refers to the well of Tartarus.

Could it be that the Beast and his locust army are so evil that even Earth-bound demons are afraid of going to the abyss because they realize they will be in the company of these imprisoned beings?

The reason I ask the question is that it seems reasonable to conclude from the biblical text that the opposite reaction will actually occur on Earth among human beings. According to Revelation when the Beast is released from the abyss the world will not run in fear, but marvel with great admiration and wonder at the Beast. In other words, the world will find another “star” to follow and fall in love with!

Rev. 13: 3c: …”and all the world wondered after the beast.”

The word wondered means to admire, or marvel at. Thayer says it means, “to be wondered at, to be had in admiration.” Evidently the world will fall in love with the Beast. They will admire him with the same hypnotic devotion and admiration they give to celebrities and stars of the world. I hear the ringing of Jesus words so loud it is almost deafening:

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own.

The essence of the world is driven by the sinful desires of human beings, the supernatural sinful nature of the Fallen Ones, and the spirit of the age which promotes both: the zeitgeist, or the innate growth of the spirit of antichrist driven by the self-centered proclivities of both humans and fallen angels. Christians around the world are suffering under an explosion of the spirit of antichrist, most have been for years, but within the past ten years especially, it seems as if the spirit of antichrist is gaining more power and influence.

As a result, we see the beginnings of the full-blown nature of Antichrist manifesting around the world. This may be the beginning of what Paul called the Great Falling Away (2 Thess. 2:3). It is interesting to note that once the Falling Away occurs, the Man of Sin, or Antichrist is revealed.

The word for love that Jesus used in the above quote, “the world would love its own,” is a Greek word, phileo (imperfect tense according to Bullinger), which means “would love, and continue loving!”

Oh, the world will love the Antichrist Beast: they will admire him, love him, follow him, and be amazed at him. He will be the new star of the world. But, given what he is, how is that even possible? His nature is totally evil and given to destruction; his whole kingdom, Babylon the Great will be built on lies, mind control, and human sacrifice; and this doesn’t even include the fact that he will rise from the abyss? How can it be?

That, my friends, is the power of the great falling away, and the deeply spiritual influence of the strong delusion which will be released on the world.

According to Jesus, the world will love its own, because the world will have the same desires as the Beast. What are those desires? To shake off the rule of God and His Son Jesus Christ. It’s always the same: those who reject Christ cry out, “crucify him!;” and, “We will not have that man rule over us!”

He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.  And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.  But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us….”  (Luke 19:12-14).

Jesus of course is the Nobleman who went into the far country of heaven. He received His Kingdom from the Father, and at the right time, He will return. At the end of the parable Jesus said, “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring them hither, and slay them before me: (Luke 19:27).

Jesus will physically return, and when He does, the Beast, the False Prophet, and all of the enemies of Christ will be slain. He will rule the earth with a rod of iron, and all of the nations of the earth will submit to His rule (Rev.19:15). Only Christ can cleanse the Earth of the influence of the spirit of antichrist. Only those who accept Christ, and submit to His rule will be able to shake off the drunken slumber of the spirit of the age caused by the influence of the spirit of antichrist and the strong delusion.

Seek the Lord Jesus. Submit to His righteous rule now, before the full manifestation of the strong delusion, and the star power of the Antichrist Beast. When that time comes, those who are saved and under the authority of Christ may suffer, or even be martyred, but they will be free from the supernatural influence of the spirit of antichrist and the strong delusion.

But those who refuse Christ now, may not have a chance: we don’t know when the strong influence of the Antichrist will begin. And if you refuse Christ now, you may not have another chance. You may be caught in the web of lies that will flow over this world like a tsunami.

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near (Isaiah 55:6).

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo

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