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 – the U.S. Presidency. He will have the title of President but in fact be an emperor ruling over the final empire – the feet and toes of iron and clay in Nebuchanezzar’s image dream of empires in (Dan.2). The Antichrist will be completely sold out to Satan and will be used of him to fulfill his purpose. Satan will possess him as he did with Judas. The Antichrist will literally be Satan incarnate. All the Antichrist is able to accomplish will be due to the “working of Satan” – (2 Thes.2:9). His U.S. presidency and his power and great authority will be due to Satan’s’ power. During the great tribulation Satan will have complete rule through his man, the Antichrist. When the people of the world worship Antichrist they are also worshipping Satan inside of him also.

 

   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 mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness…” – (Ezk.28:15-17).

 

   Satan’s Antichrist will be president of the U.S., a rich nation filled with merchandise of all kinds. So we can expect him to be a millionaire like most of the rest of our politicians in Washington D.C. People will speak of him being very bright and intelligent and wise.

 

   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 Hollywood idols. Satan will use his handsome man to appeal to the people of the U.S. so he can be elected president and then appeal to the world.

 

   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 will New Mexico, the land of enchantment, be enchanted by him, the other 49 states will be enchanted also.

 

   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 America. He would be black enough for blacks and white enough for whites and brown enough for Hispanics. People will see in him what they want to see, he will be an amalgamation of peoples. He will be everyman.

 

   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 United States by appealing to their tastes and desires. When you unite the Republican red states with the Democrat blue states, you get imperial purple. Our U.S. is an empire and our emperor is coming soon. Our Antichrist-President will be the one who nudges our country into purple and uniting the country together in their desire for our first king. We are like Israel of old that rejected the Lord to reign over them and desired their first king, Saul who ended up being possessed of evil spirits. “… ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: when the Lord your God was your King. Now therefore behold the King whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have desired, and, behold, the Lord hath set a King over you” – (I Sam.12:12,13). “And ye have this day rejected your God.. and ye have said unto him, nay, but set a king over us” – (I Sam.10:11). The color purple, which describes our first king, is coming soon. And because the U.S. is the world’s superpower, he will be a king of kings, an emperor. Watch closely our celebrity President  - he may be the Antichrist.

 

   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 Hollywood and popular culture. We have a ‘Hollywoodization’ of the presidency that will soon culminate in the Antichrist-President who will be the number one American idol. The bible term ‘image of the beast,’ which is ten times in ‘Revelation,’ shows us the importance of ‘image’ with the reign of the Beast. And if he’s the first black president his celebrity status will know no bounds. And the media will drool as they talk and write about the fulfillment of the American dream. Then all this celebrity worship will culminate with the worship of the Beast and his image. The Devil will have taken U.S. from Hollywood idol worship to the worship of the President-Beast, all in 100 years.

  

 

   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 Hollywood idols have prepared the way for the idolatry of the greatest idol of all – Antichrist. “I just adore him! I just worship him” said a girl about her favorite rock star. People are already hypnotized and addicted to T.V., the worst is yet to come. Watch for a politician who has this magnetic rock star appeal which is highly unusual, with people crying and swooning and fainting from the working of Satan. Watch for the satanic appeal of Antichrist. He will be very charismatic and do real but lying wonders. He will be electrifying.

 

   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 U.S. He may also already be a politician about to make his lightning-quick rise to the greatest throne on earth today – the U.S. Presidency. I believe the 2008 election is a very crucial one both for U.S. and the world. I believe we’ll look back and say – “That it was the beginning of the time of the end: it was the time.” It is written in (Jn.2:18) “Antichrist shall come” – and I believe he is coming soon. He will come not merely as a candidate for president of the U.S., but with the ambition to rule the world. The tracks of the Antichrist–Beast are imprinted clearly in our God-forsaken society. And I’m pointing to some of his tracks in my sermon today and I’m barking like a watchdog and warning U.S.  All this image-induced, celebrity idolized society of ours is preparing U.S. for the greatest idol of all – the Antichrist. Only God’s people will understand what’s going on – “And none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand” – (Dan.12:10).

 

   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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