"And he shall speak great words against the Most High,
and shall wear out the saints of the Most High,
and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand
until a time, and times, and the dividing of time" Daniel 7:25
"And it was given him to make war with the saints,
and to overcome them: and power was given him
over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." Revelation 13:7
Most Christians in my country have been deceived into thinking the AntiChrist rises to power overnight after the Rapture of the Church. The reality is, he's been gaining power little by little over the decades, especially since the end of WWII. Again, many in the Body of Christ believe the AntiChrist can't rise to power while we're on the earth: but really he's been taking control of our lives more and more and more. Remember, his strategy is to wear out the saints....to besiege us, surround us, wait for us to give in. And make no mistake my friends: Satan is indeed making war with us already!!
How many people do you know who are in bondage to credit card or other debt they can't repay? Financial institutions are growing in their power over us- they can charge all they want whenever they want while we go bankrupt. Remember when you used to pay cash for everything? Now you pay with your cell phone. They've been leading us down a path, step by step, to the mark of the Beast.
Sexual immorality increases constantly. We have to warn our children to watch out for their teachers! Every kind of sexual vice is tolerated as a lifestyle choice or excused as a disease.
Occultism fills our movies, books, television, games, toys, and music. Idolatry is accepted and occult imagery floods the marketplace.
The government gains more power over us with each president who comes along. They record every keystroke and monitor all our activity. We surrender our freedoms in the name of security. We surrender our privacy to the god of Convenience. We surrender our standards in the name of tolerance.
When will we wake up?