2 CORINTHIANS 11:13-14 "For such are false Apostles' deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel: for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light."
This verse clearly shows how Satan will come as the anti-christ and be able to deceive many church members into worshiping him as the real Christ. It is amazing how often scriptures appear throughout the Bible to warn us against the short rein of Satan as the anti-christ. They can be found in both the Old and New Testaments. Several chapters in Daniel give detailed information on the subject. We will be living in darkness unless we find and study them. Several of my friends have contacted me to discuss this vital information. It seems all completely agree, without doubt, there will be a great tribulation in our future that is prophesied to be the worst thing to ever happen in the world.
Matthew 24:21 "Then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no nor ever shall be, And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's those days shall be shortened." This was taught by Christ and it will surely happen exactly as you read it. You will note, I wrote anti-christ will deceive many church members. It is a positive fact that all church members will not be recognized as true Christians. Romans 27:18 "To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, from the power of Satan unto God." Revelations 13:7-8 "And it was given unto anti-christ to make war with the saints and to overcome them: power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the Lamb's book of life." 1 Timothy 5:15 "For many are already turned aside after Satan." Christ said, Acts 27:18 "I send them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan, unto God that they may receive forgiveness of sins." Luke 4:6 "And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it." Satan used this scripture to tempt Jesus. That is fact and we should know he can surely give it to us; even if it is unwanted; unless we are living for Christ to be our example how to live to please God.
In the lengthy discussion my friends and I had concerning these things prophesied to happen in your Bible, several kept asking the question: (Why will God, who is Almighty permit Satan to overcome and punish the saints?) We are spiritually blind if we can't see so much of the world is turning from God and becoming very, very sinful. All who love God will know that hurts God and because He is Almighty He does not have to permit it But He will permit it But He will permit people to choose what they desire. Then if it gets so bad it angers God, He can use His power to punish without mercy. Space does not permit listing the scriptures, but there has been times in past world history that God was hurt so badly because of practiced sins that He actually brought evil nations against His own people and did punished them without mercy. We discussed how close we might be for that to happen again. I have been writing for over a year that the greatly feared tribulation has already started. It is prophesied to come like the birth bangs upon a woman giving birth. We should be able to see right now that a lot of unusual things are happening all over the world that can be God's warning for this dreaded prophesy to be seen in the near future. Be sure you are not just a church member; but you have a feeling that your name is in the Lamb's book of life. If it is God will bless you forever.