What The Antichrist’s Reign Will Be Like

The purpose of this post is to make people realize that now is not the time of the Antichrist. If this were the time of the Antichrist, it would be readily apparent.

Long before the Antichrist arrives, the world becomes divided into ten groups of nations, with each set of nations (kingdom) led by one ruler (king). This is termed the kingdom of the ten kings, even though the leaders might not literally be called kings. That is not what the world is like today. Instead, there are nearly 200 largely independent nations in the world.

Next, the kingdom of the ten kings rules over the whole world for about a century. Generation after generation passes with the world in this state of political design. That hasn’t happened yet. And when it does begin, the time of the Antichrist will still be about a hundred years away.

I’ve already written about how the Antichrist takes power. The result is that he will rule over the four kingdoms, out of the ten, those four with the most powerful militaries, and thereby force the other six kingdoms to submit to his authority. So he will have complete political and military power over the whole world. He can make any laws he wishes for anyone and everyone. He can “legally” put anyone to death without a trial. He remakes the laws of the world, uniting all ten kingdoms as one. Whenever any region of the world attempts to rebel against his authority, even by seeking a modest amount of limited self-rule, he sends his military to utterly destroy them.

He also proclaims himself to be literally a god. It is probable that his “theological” claims will change and vary from time to time. For it is not possible for him to devise an internally coherent or consistent set of claims about how he could possibly be divine. But he is very open in making this claim, and in requiring everyone to literally worship him. Those who refuse are put to death. His false religion has seven leaders with “spiritual authority”, that is, with authority within his religion. These seven will at first be the same as the seven kings who rule over the ten kingdoms. Later, each of the ten kingdoms will have its own separate religious leader. This explains the change from seven diadems to ten diadems.

{12:3} And another sign was seen in heaven. And behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.

{13:1} And I saw a beast ascending from the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon its horns were ten diadems, and upon its heads were names of blasphemy.

The diadems are signs of religious authority. In the beginning of his kingdom, each king has both political/ military power and religious authority. Once the false prophetess devises a formal structure for the religion of the Antichrist, there will be a separate religious ruler over each of the ten kingdoms, and thus ten diadems rather than seven.

At first, the Antichrist is the king of the North. Then he defeats three kings and becomes the king of four kingdoms, with six more kings continuing to rule their own kingdoms, but under his absolute authority. Next, he must appoint someone to rule over his four kingdoms, for as a “god” he cannot be merely one of many kings. Thus, he is the eighth ruler, supposedly a divine ruler, over the kingdom with seven heads (kings) and ten horns (kingdoms).

{17:11} And the beast who was, and is not, the same is also the eighth, and he is of the seven, and he goes forth unto destruction.

During the first part of his reign, there is no formal worship services for the Antichrist. All the churches, temples, and mosques of the world will have been closed. For when the Antichrist first takes power, his followers kill the leaders of the only three religions with any substantial following on earth: Christianity, Judaism, Islam. And they do not allow a new Pope or new leaders to be chosen for those religions. All the places of worship are shuttered. The Antichrist forces everyone to worship him, but by threat of force.

This turns out to be unsatisfactory to him. The world speaks as if the Antichrist were a god and divine, but they obviously do so because they fear torture and death, if they do not. Then various areas of the world rebel against him, and he must travel around the world with his fleet of “ships” (some type of futuristic air/sea/land vehicles) destroying all who rebel. Even evil persons do not wish to be ruled over by another evil person, especially one who gives many orders, makes many new laws, and requires them to worship him. So he is unpopular with many persons, good and bad.

In about the middle of the Antichrist’s reign of more than six and less than 7 years, he loses a battle, and he decides to make a change. He consults with a woman who is a former Catholic, an apostate, heretic, and schismatic. She becomes the false prophetess and the head of his religion. They devise a formal structure for his false Church, which takes elements from many different religions.

Then there will be two competing Churches: the false Church of the Antichrist with the false prophetess as its head, its chief priestess, and then the one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, which will be without a Roman Pontiff during this entire time of the Antichrist’s reign. Never does the Antichrist or the false prophetess claim to be the Roman Catholic pope, nor anything similar. They both hate the Catholic Church, and only seek to destroy it, not lead it.

His false religion incorporates all manner of grave sins into the worship of the Antichrist. It will be very clear which “Church” is of the Antichrist as he demands to be worshipped as if he were a god. His Church is newly devised, and does not even begin until more than a thousand days into his reign over the whole world. His Church does not claim to be the Catholic Church. It is a new religion, with many women priestesses, and with the false prophetess as its head. The false Church of the Antichrist cannot possibly be mistaken for the Catholic Church.

More in future posts.

Ronald L. Conte Jr.

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