In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The apostle John is the only writer in the Bible to use the word Antichrist in reference to a person. The person of the Antichrist is described in various ways by the Old Testament prophets. Regardless of semantics used to describe the Antichrist, Jesus referred to the same person as the ‘abomination of desolation’ spoken of by the prophet Daniel. He is the one who will set himself up as God in Jerusalem. He will hate anyone and everything associated with the one true God represented in the name of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. His hatred will cause desolation among those who resist him. For this reason, Jesus warned those who are in Judea during this time to flee to the mountains. Jesus further warned that there would be great tribulation such as the world has never experienced. And unless those days are shortened, no flesh would be saved. But for the elect’s sake, Christ will return to earth the second time to destroy the Antichrist and set up His kingdom on earth for 1,000 years, which will be the Millennium age. After this period, God will establish His eternal kingdom on a new earth and in a new heavenly Jerusalem.

Before the person of the Antichrist can come to power, there must be the spirit of the Antichrist prevalent in the world. Jesus and the apostles Paul and John specifically warned of this. False christs and false prophets will appear in great numbers. Cults, heresies and false doctrines will seduce the world. The apostle Paul warned that there would be a falling away from the Truth. So by definition, the spirit of the Antichrist will be ‘against’ or ‘in place’ of the true Christ. It will manifest itself in many forms. It might sound appealing and helpful, or, it might be as threatening as the Islamic Jihad. But the common thread among them will be the denial of Christ. The apostle John clearly states that any spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God; this is the spirit of the Antichrist.

A false form of the Christian church will be prevalent in the world after Christ returns in the air to rapture His true church. Only those Christians who embrace the Truth with faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ through repentance will be raptured. Opposition against true believers is on the increase. This trend is also increasing in some mainstream churches; it reflects the ascent of the harlot church.