Some people have posted comments claiming we are getting off course by discussing the antichrist. They say things like, “I don’t want to waste my time studying what the devil is doing. I only want to know what God is doing.”
That sounds super spiritual, but if it is a waste of time then why are so many chapters of the Bible devoted to revealing the antichrist? Why would so much of God’s word be devoted to a topic we don’t need to know? Should we just throw those chapters and verses away? Obviously not because God has a good reason why He wants us to know about the antichrist, which is because God loves people and it is not His will for anyone to perish (2 Peter 3:9).
The antichrist intends to lead multitudes into eternal destruction as the whole world follows him and worships him (Revelation 13:3-4). It is the will of God to expose this deceiver who hides in darkness, who seals his records, to shine the light of truth on him so at least a remnant of people wake up before it is too late. How can they know the truth if the Church refuses to tell them? How can the Church tell them if they are also asleep?
It is the will of God for His people to know the truth and the times and the season of His return, which is why the Lord Jesus instructed us about these things in Matthew 24 and Luke 21. It is the will of God for us to sound the alarm, so as many people as possible can be rescued. That is the purpose for this article.
Not only is this important to God, it is even worth fighting for. Our enemy is fighting to keep his plans hidden in darkness, but the Church cannot even agree on whether or not it is worth our time. It is the will of God for us to fight back, to pursue insights and understanding and knowledge of these scriptures, so we can be used by God to expose the schemes of the evil one. Deception is among us and far more is coming soon. We must fight back by knowing the truth and exposing the lies.
If any generation should know these things, our generation should because we are the ones living during the fulfillment of these ancient prophecies.
These things don’t just fall on us while we’re watching another episode of Duck Dynasty. We have to contend for them and press into them. It does not come by human reasoning or figuring things out either. It only comes by revelation from the Father, which is the same way we receive our salvation (Matthew 16:17).
Two Assignments for Antichrist and Messiah:
The Bible reveals the antichrist and the Messiah were both given two primary assignments. The antichrist was given his assignments by the devil while the Messiah was given His assignments by God the Father (Revelation 13:2, John 3:16).
Both the antichrist and the Messiah act as forerunners in their first assignments to prepare the way for their second assignments. The antichrist cannot raise up his global beast system to rule over the earth until he first destroys the world’s superpower, the United States, which is the primary purpose for His first assignment (Daniel 7:23 and 11:39). The Messiah could not raise up His kingdom to rule over the earth until He first destroyed the works of the devil, which was the primary purpose for His first assignment (1 John 3:8).
In his first assignment, the antichrist must first disarm the world’s most powerful nation by weakening their military power and disarming their people before he can triumph over them and make a public display of them before the whole world (Daniel 11:39, Revelation 13:7 and 18:9-10). In His first assignment, the Messiah had to first disarm the spiritual rulers and authorities, the demonic spirits of Satan’s kingdom, in order to triumph over them and make a public display of them (Colossians 2:15).
In early 2014, God gave me a vision showing how Daniel 11:39 is now being fulfilled by Barack Obama’s actions against the United States. I was so amazed by what I saw; I did not tell anyone about it for about six months. Little by little, God gave me confirmation after confirmation until I finally gained enough confidence to share it as a new post. Taking that step released more revelation to me, just like sowing and reaping. Five weeks later, God gave me a dream in which He showed me the antichrist had two assignments. In this dream, I was taken into the future of the United States where I saw how the final phase of the antichrist’s plans were being implemented. I understood our nation had already endured a series of great problems, but the people were still hopeful because they believed lies told to them by our government leaders, especially President Obama, but there were many others helping him. I understood it was well beyond the end of his second term, but he was still referred to as the President.
I don’t know how all of that plays out or how we get from here to there, but I know Daniel 11:39 will be fulfilled because it is recorded in the Bible. Based on what I saw; Obama is the one who will fulfill it regardless of who wins the 2016 election. Even if Obama appears to be out of the picture for a while, and even if Donald Trump wins the White House, Obama still has an assignment to complete and he will complete it.
After completing their first assignments, both the antichrist and the Messiah ascend up into the sky. Just as the disciples gazed up into the sky watching the Messiah ascending up into heaven, I gazed up into the sky watching a plane carrying President Obama as he left the United States flying out over the Atlantic Ocean. Just as the angel spoke to the disciples asking them, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11), I heard a voice from behind me saying, “He has completed his assignment. He is now going to his next assignment.”
The devil’s plan for the antichrist is to counterfeit the Messiah in every way. Satan revealed his plans when he said, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:13-14). But God revealed His plans when He said Satan will be thrust down into hell, to the far side of the pit (Isaiah 14:15).
The Messiah completed his first assignment about 2,000 years ago, but the antichrist is just now working on his first assignment because his work pertains to the time of the end. However, in his second assignment the antichrist will be on a collision course with the Messiah because they will both be on the earth at the same time.
In their second assignments, the antichrist will lead the world in a rebellion against God (Daniel 11:32, Revelation 13:7) while the Messiah will return to crush the rebellion by exterminating sinners and punishing the wicked for their sins (Isaiah 13:9-13, Revelation 11:15). The antichrist will lead a war against God’s people while the Messiah will return to rescue His people (Revelation 13:7, Matthew 24:19-31).
In both cases, the nature of their first assignments is different from the nature of their second assignments. In the antichrist’s first assignment, he presents himself as a public servant and a decent person by relying on the tactics listed below to win the allegiance of his followers:
- Through smooth words he leads the world into godlessness (Daniel 11:32). Smooth words (Hebrew word halaqa) means promising great things with no intention of keeping his promises, speaking respectfully while actually having no respect, and speaking adoringly while having no adoration. He speaks lies to hide his true agenda and his true identity, which is to exalt and empower himself. He is so smooth he persuades people to vote for him. This is how he won his first crown as President of the most powerful nation on earth, the United States (Revelation 6:1-2).
- He relies on the help of a foreign god, foreign to the people he rules over (Daniel 11:39). I believe this is now being fulfilled by President Obama’s reliance on the god of Islam, which is foreign to the people of the United States, and by the help he is getting from Islamic leaders to help him complete his assignment.
- He will gain mighty power, but not by his own abilities or his own power, which is why we cannot discern his identity by assessing his natural abilities or lack of them. His success comes by supernatural assistance from the dragon, the devil (Daniel 8:24, Revelation 13:2).
In the antichrist’s second assignment, he no longer requires public support because by then he has authority to do as he pleases. So his role changes and his tactics change too. Before he begins his next assignment, he will be transformed into another man as his mask comes off and his true nature is revealed, the nature of the beast. Then we will see him doing these things:
- He openly mocks God (Daniel 7, Revelation 13:5).
- He wears down God’s people and murders them (Daniel 7:25 and 8:24, Revelation 6:9-11 and 13:7).
- He requires everyone to take his mark or be unable to buy or sell (Revelation 13:16-17).
- He requires everyone to worship his image or be killed (Revelation 13:15).
- He declares himself to be God (2 Thessalonians 2:4).
- His identity is revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8).
In the same way, there is a distinct contrast between the Messiah’s first and second assignments. In His first assignment, He humbled Himself by coming in the form of a servant and in the appearance of a man (Philippians 2:5-8), offering Himself as the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world (John 1:29) and dying on a cross, but when He comes back the second time His assignment will be much different.
- He comes back as the Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5).
- He leads the armies of heaven riding on white horses (Revelation 19:14).
- He exterminates sinners from the land (Isaiah 13:9).
- He strikes down the nations with a sharp sword (Revelation 19:15).
- He will rule with a rod of iron (Revelation 19:15).
- He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God (Revelation 19:15).
- He executes vengeance against His enemies (Isaiah 34:8, 35:4, 61:2, Luke 21:22).
Given these differences, both the antichrist and the Messiah will appear differently in their first and second assignments. There is a change that takes place in the way they act.
When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon His people mightily, we can be changed into another man, which is what happened to King Saul in Israel (1 Samuel 10:6). Just like the power of God transforms His people into His image, the power of the beast spirit, which is the spirit of Satan, transforms the antichrist into his image. A transformation is coming, which will change a man into a beast.
So far, over one hundred people have shared revelations with me claiming Obama is the antichrist. Three or four people have shared revelations claiming Obama is only a forerunner to the antichrist. I believe all of them are correct because in his current assignment, Obama is acting as a forerunner, preparing the way for the coming beast. He is not yet what he shall be, but I believe the beast which comes up out of the sea will encounter him, overtake him, and change him into what he must be to complete his next assignment.
Part two of this series will explain the transformation of the antichrist as revealed in the scriptures and confirmed by prophetic dreams and visions. Stay tuned!
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.