Summary: In these last days the devil will manifest himself as an imitation of the Lord. The Bible calls him the antichrist. He will deceive the nations. The Bibles states (Mat 24:22 KJV) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: b
The Contrasts between Christ and the Antichrist!
Any housewife knows that the best way to remember the things she meant to do and forgot is to start praying. They will come to her mind to divert her from prayer. The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself. In these last days the devil will manifest himself as an imitation of the Lord. The Bible calls him the antichrist. He will deceive the nations. The Bibles states (Mat 24:22 KJV) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Many ask the question, how can we recognize him when he comes on the scene? In this outline we list the contrast between him and our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Came out of the bottomless pit.
-Revelation 11:7 (KJV) And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them
2. Comes in his own name.
-John 5:43 (KJV) I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
3. Exalts himself.
-2 Thessalonians 2:4 (KJV) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
4. Will be admired and worshipped by the world.
-Revelation 13:14 (KJV) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
5. Will do his own will.
-Daniel 11:36 (KJV) And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
6. Comes to destroy.
-Daniel 8:24 (KJV) And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
7 He, Satan, is a liar.
-2 Thessalonians 2:11 (KJV) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
-John 8:44 (KJV) Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
8. Is the lawless one.
-2 Thessalonians 2:8 (KJV) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9. Is the man of sin.
-2 Thessalonians 2:3 (KJV) Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;