REVELATION: 13:5-8 (Please read from your Bible to save space. These verses describe the coming of the anti-christ, who will come before Jesus Christ, he will blaspheme God and all in heaven, make war against the saints and overcome them, will reign for 42 months, and all will worship him who are not true Christians).
The great almighty GOD will permit Satan as an anti-christ to have a short reign at the end of this world age. That event will be the greatest disaster the world will ever have to endure. God made that clearly appear as a warning in MATTHEW 24:21-22 "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no nor never shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Can people in today's world realize this is a direct warning from God and visualize the tremendous importance God is giving for the elect, as His chosen people: that they might endure the most dreaded disaster the world will ever witness? Worldly minded people will not accept this great message and will worship the anti-christ when he gains a short rein God will permit. Then at the end of the world they will be separated from the elect who remain true to Christ: and will face the same fate Satan as anti-christ will suffer. This coming rein of anti-christ is so important, God clearly tells us when it will happen that we may prepare for it. Thessalonians 2:3-4 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin, be revealed as the son of perdition; who exalteth himself above all that is called God." Perdition means to perish and Satan as anti-christ is already condemned to perish by Almighty God. If we in America cannot see the great falling away God is exposing in these scriptures, we are living in darkness because it is happening right now. We are seeing millions of babies being painfully murdered by abortion in our nation, and a serious unending debate by evil minded people demanded public funding of your tax dollars to pay for those abortions. Long lines of homosexuals are openly marching in a demand to legalize their perverted life style. Our children are not permitted to pray or even mention God in our schools; and several school teachers are in prison today because their students happen to hear them pray in Christ's name. But our children are taught evolution, humanism, and different religious faiths. All news casts are dominated by rapes, murders, and violent crimes. Multiplied thousands spend a lot of their time and income at ball games and various forms of entertainment, but the vast majority are never seen in church attendance. It is a factual truth that God sees all this and it is my opinion it will grieve and hurt Him. It is also my opinion God has a perfect right to punish sin that angers Him. There are examples in your Bible clearly showing He has punished His own people when they became so wicked it angered Him. His punishment can be without mercy. America is becoming a very, very, wicked and sinful nation. That is a truthful fact that forces a question we should seriously try to answer. Are our sins angering God enough to be punished; and perhaps in our near future?