Antichrist Makes War with the Saints

Daniel 7:21, Revelation 12:17, and Revelation 13:7 mention Antichrist waging war on the saints in general terms.  The following Scriptures provide more details.

 

Jerusalem Trodden by Gentiles

jerusalemAnd they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled (Luke 21:24). This coincides with Revelation 11:1-2. Likewise, the prophet Ezekiel foretold of a great and mighty army that would come against Israel in the latter days. (Ezekiel 38:14-17). Zechariah 14:1-2  and Mich 4:11 also refers to Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, and the desolation that follows.

 

Destroys the Temple

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. (Daniel 9:26)

 

God’s People Purged

Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. (Daniel 12:10)

 

Persecute Christians

They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. (John 16:2)

 

This is another lie that the deceiving spirits are conditioning people to believe. The killing of God’s people will peak during the 70th week of years, but it has been intensifying over the last several decades. And, in the book of Revelation, when Antichrist kills the two witnesses of God, it says that the people will rejoice and buy gifts.

 

Disable the Church

In order for Satan to get people to follow him, he must eliminate or at least discredit Christianity, and the Bible (2 Peter 2:1-3). Otherwise, people will know the truth and not follow him. Satan’s goal is that as Christianity fades away, a new, one world religion will emerge that will accept anything except the God of the old and New Testaments.