The Satanic Appeal of Antichrist
“… and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority” – (Rev.13:2).
Satan will give his antichrist the power and
authority of the end time world superpower –
And the power that Satan gives him is not only political power but spiritual power. The satanic power is listed in (Du.18:10,11) – “…that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.” All of this evil spiritual power Satan will use to empower his Antichrist–Beast and make him appealing to people. He will be Satan’s masterpiece of deception and Satan pulls out all stops in supporting him.
Appeal is in the Bible six times in (Acts 25,26,28). The Jews were trying to do to Paul what they did to Christ on the cross, the wanted the Roman powers to kill him. But Paul resorts to the final plea of a Roman citizen – he appeals his case to the highest court – he appeals to Caesar. This definition of appeal means (a legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for revision of the decision of a lower court). In all six instances it is an ‘Appeal to Caesar.’ I’m using appeal in this sermon to show you how Satan uses his power to help Antichrist appeal to people so he can become the last Caesar – an appeal to become Caesar.
Satan is an evil genius and so Antichrist
will be a very smart and evil man. Satan was also very beautiful before his
fall. His name was Lucifer and he was a cherub, the highest order of angels. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual nakedness in high places” –
(Eph.6:12). So we see Satan behind the throne of Tyrus – “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till
iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have
filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned. Therefore I will
cast thee as profane out of the
Satan’s Antichrist will be president of the
Antichrist will have beauty, not inwardly
like Christ, but outwardly in outward appearance. He will be an attractive man,
a good-looking man with movie star appeal. Movies and documentaries will be
made of him and he will be the star actor playing himself. He will have his
image constantly on TV and magazines and the WEB. His image will be everywhere
as Satan prepares the world to worship his image. The way has been prepared
with the worship of
Satan will use his spiritual power to give
him this appeal, this power of arousing a sympathetic response – this attraction.
Satan will charm the world and cast a spell over people. People will
be spellbound by this spellbinding speaker as Satan gives him “a
mouth speaking great things” –
(Rev.13:5). Satan’s power will enchant
them and bewitch them in Antichrist’s
presence. People will be enchanted and aroused to ecstatic admiration even to
the point of tears and swooning and fainting. There will be a sort of hypnotism
upon the masses of people like Satan used with Hitler, only more so. Not only
His attraction will not only be his good
looks, but from his very make-up. Antichrist may be half white and half black
with a brown skin. He would appeal to people of all colors, to all nations and
kindred and people and tongues, to all the melting pot of
Antichrist’s attraction will also come from
his magnetism, like a magnet attracts to iron. He will be a force
acting between Republicans and Democrats and between liberals and
conservatives. He will be a force to unite the
Antichrist-President will trade on star
power and ability to dominate the news media. He will be an electrifying
speaker with mega-watt voltage of drawing power which will give him saturation
news coverage. Our country idolizes celebrities and the president has become
more and more a celebrity-in-chief.
The Presidency has become dependent upon ‘image’ and has entwined itself with
the image-driven world of
Yes, Antichrist will possess an
extraordinary satanic power and ability to attract – he will have a magnetic personally.
He affects people in much the same way as movie stars and rock stars. People will be charmed. And our last
few presidents have more and more used movie stars to gain votes and appear on
TV to attract people to vote for them and agree with them. All of these
Like the charismatic movement in the church today, both Antichrist and his false prophet will do many miracles and signs and wonders with the power of Satan. “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders” – (2 Thes.2:9). Antichrist and his False Prophet will be the most charismatic deceivers that have ever been. The Lord Jesus warned us of false prophets and false Christs that would come in these end times deceiving with miracles. “For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders: insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” – (Mt.24:24). Much of Antichrist’s appeal comes from working miracles of Satan.
Charisma means – (a personal magic of leadership and special magnetic charm of appeal arousing popular loyalty or enthusiasm for a public figure, as a political figure). People will be star-struck in their presence because they will be the greatest stars of all time, the greatest political star and the greatest religious star ever. The Devil will use all his power to create real miracles in their behalf and to make them the two most charismatic men ever. All this satanic appeal of Antichrist and his False Prophet will be to get people to worship his image and to receive the mark of the Beast in their forehead or right hand. Watch out for their wonder-working power of Satan.
I believe Antichrist is already on the world
scene and is a citizen of the
But the truly saved born again Christian will not worship the Antichrist because we will be translated up out of this earth at the rapture like Enoch. And the great tribulation saints will not worship him or get his mark either, only those – “whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb..” – (Rev.13:8). Is your name written in Christ’s book of life? Are you saved and born again in Christ? What is the day that you become a new creature in Christ, born again by the Holy Spirit into the family of God? Repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Do not reject God’s beloved Son because of your pride and refusal to humble yourself at the foot of the cross. Do not spurn God’s love and grace in His dear Son. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” – (Eph.2:8). Baptism and church membership cannot save you, only Christ can. Find a quiet place in your home and get on your knees and with a humble and contrite spirit believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.
Only Jesus Christ is destined to rule over planet earth as Emperor forever and ever. The Antichrist only has a short time to rule – a few years.
Watch for the satanic appeal of Antichrist.
He’ll be the rock star of politics.
Pastor Mike Storti
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