Jul 20, 2014
Midway through the 7 year Tribulation, the Antichrist will achieve his ultimate goal of world domination. 3 1/2 years into the 7 year treaty which he will sign with the nation of Israel, the Antichrist will violate the security treaty, invade Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish temple (Dan. 9:27). He will seat himself in the temple and declare himself god (2 Thess. 2:4). A second entity, the second beast of Revelation 13, the False Prophet, will command an image of the Antichrist be fashioned and set up in the temple (Matt. 24:15; Rev. 13:14). Empowered to animate the image, the False Prophet will coerce mankind to worship the image; those refusing will be killed (Rev. 13:15). The False Prophet will also inaugurate operation "Mark" requiring citizens of the world to take the mark of the beast (Antichrist) on their right hand or forehead as an act of worship. Those refusing will be barred from buying or selling (Rev.13:16-18). In his drive to be worshipped exclusively, the Antichrist and False Prophet will undoubtedly ban all religions and suppress the teaching of all sacred texts; especially the preaching of the Word of God.