Antichrist – king of the mountain
“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” (Mt.4:8-10)
Here we see Satan’s deadliest temptation – Pride. The sin of pride which appeals to man’s lust for political power and glory. Satan took Jesus to the top of an exceedingly high Mt. (the summit) in order to give him the feeling of being the king of the mountain. To give him the feeling of pride and exaltation and loftiness and high-mindedness and lifted up. Jesus was shown all the power and glories of the world’s kingdoms as a “passing-in-review” before his eyes of the sum total of worldly honor. Satan offered him all the power and glory of being Emperor of the World and ruling over the whole world. The summit of political power.
I’ll make you president of the
Satan saved his deadliest and favorite temptation for last –the sin that caused his fall – the first sin in the universe - the sin of pride. The angel Lucifer became Satan the devil because of pride. In (Is.14:12-15) speaking about Lucifer who is behind the King of Babylon – “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” I will – I will – I will. PrIde – the big I. The center of prIde and sIn is the big I of self. Jesus humbled himself to His death on the cross and said not my will but thine be done. It is written in (Mt.23:12) “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased: and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” All Christ-rejecters deliberately hold on to sin and the big I of self-will. They refuse to repent of sin, turn away from their wicked ways and turn to Christ for salvation.
Jesus said “no thanks” to Satan’s temptation
of earthly summit glory by sidestepping the cross. But at the end of the great
tribulation wrath of God, Jesus will return as King of Kings and World Emperor.
It says in (Rev.11:15) “The kingdoms of
this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall
reign for ever and ever.” Jesus will rule over the whole earth forever as
the final world emperor. And he will
rule from the mountain top of
But presidents Clinton
and Bush said to Satan, I’ll take it. I want the summit of power and glory and
fame and wealth. And one day soon the Antichrist beast will say yes also. I
want the Presidency – I want the summit and from there, as ruler of
The whole world worships the beast and they worship the devil in him and this is exactly what Christ turned down on the mountain top.
Antichrist, the false pseudo-Christ, will be at the top of the world political power and glory and when he has his “summit talks” he’ll be all alone. He will not share his glory of being worshipped with anyone else. He exalts himself above all people and above all Gods. This will be the last emperor worship on earth spawned by Satan.
But he will only rule over this earth for a short time of a few years. And then Jesus comes back as King of Kings with his army from heaven and crushes Antichrist at the battle of Armageddon – (Rev.19). And he throws the Antichrist beast and his False Prophet into the lake of fire.
Look for Antichrist at the very top of the world’s ‘summit’ leaders. That is where he will be because he has accepted the Faustian bargain and temptation of Satan that Christ rejected. Satan tempted Christ by showing Him all the glamour and glory of the kingdoms of the world, and offering them to Christ: Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece, Rome and all the empires since then. Antichrist’s kingdom will be the first truly world empire, a global empire covering the whole world, and shown to us in (Dan.2), the iron and clay empire.
Satan tells Antichrist, “Do as I say, and you will have sovereignty over the world, your great talents deserve a world arena. Worship me, and I’ll set you on the imperial throne of the world. The world needs a king like you. You’ll make the Roman Caesars small by comparison. Just think how you could improve the world if all of its potential and people were yours to command. I’ll see that you bring peace to the Mideast and a Nobel Peace Prize.”
Today, April 2nd, 2009, is the G-20 London Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy. The G-20 is a group of nations made up of the World’s most powerful economies, accounting for 90% of the world’s economic output, 80% of world trade, and 2/3 of the world’s population. They are the global financial elite – they have the money and the riches of this world. And the USA is the richest nation in the world with the most powerful army in world history, capable of destroying the world in one hour.
Obama, by virtue of being President of the U.S., has the global leadership role. He stands alone on the highest peak of the mountain, on the very summit of world power. He holds this awesome power in his hands. Today President Obama rode to the G-20 summit at Downing Street in England in the ‘Beast,’ his new high security car driven by S.S. (Secret Service) men. General Motors, who made the Cadillac ‘Beast,’ is now run by Obama.
Obama was whisked away on ‘Marine One,’ his bullet proof helicopter brought over from America. He rode the two miles to Buckingham Palace in a motorcade of 30 vehicles in ‘The Beast.’ His entourage of 500 consists of 200 security officials, dozens of political aides, and a team of personal chefs and medical personnel. He travels like a king. Obama has reached the summit-king of the mountain – the world’s most powerful man, and we ain’t seen nothing yet. He will be the paramount one. And Summit, Il. is a city next to Chicago, Obama’s home city.
Are you saved and born again and ready for the rapture? If not, repent of your sins and believe in the Lord Jesus in your heart by faith, and you will receive forgiveness of sins, and be saved from hell and become a new born again creature in Christ having eternal life. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor..5:17). Jesus said – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). O do not spurn the love and grace of God in His beloved Son on the cross or the wrath of God abideth in you. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” – (Jn.3:36).