The Kingdom of Christ vs. the Kingdom of the Antichrist
Hear, O House of Jacob! Which kingdom holds your allegiance? The kingdom of Christ or the antichrist? Which one claims your greatest amount of wealth and attention? Two contrasting worlds are converging. These two kingdoms are diametrically opposed to each other. Think long and hard, because every person on earth will find their personal destiny aligned with one of these two kingdoms.
The Kingdom of Christ encompasses a world of peace—with no war, violence, or bloodshed, and no sin. The world over which Jesus Christ will rule has no such abominations as abortion, sodomy, race-mixing, adultery, fornication, alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, and other moral crimes against God. These will be eradicated from earth, leaving a world where sickness, disease, sorrow, pain, and death are eliminated. In this Kingdom, there will be no hospitals, prisons, mental institutions, divorce, dysfunctional families, or random violence. This is the glorious Kingdom for which the earth was created and over which Jesus Christ will rule.
The other world, the kingdom of the antichrist, is a totalitarian world where brute force, police power, and unrestrained armed force will be used to enslave the souls of men and seize control of all the real estate on earth. This kingdom will seek the complete elimination of Christianity and biblical and moral absolutes. This antichrist world will enthrone abortion, sodomy, miscegenation, adultery, fornication, and every sin listed in the Bible. Anyone who opposes this antichrist kingdom will be marked for persecution and ultimately death. This kingdom of the antichrist will seek the total political and economic domination of every nation under heaven; no one will be able to buy or sell without assuming the mark of this godless, sinister kingdom. This beast system will seize all military functionings, television networks, and means of mass communication. Personal freedoms, every vestige of liberty, and the free-market system of competition will be completely erased from the earth. Every person numbered in the kingdom of the antichrist will have an implanted chip that marks their location and tracks their social life twenty-four hours a day.
The conflict between two distinguishing worlds is clearly emerging. It is high time you, your family, and everyone you love go on high spiritual alert and determine if you have made peace with God by a living faith in Jesus Christ. We must completely repent and receive baptism for the remission of sin as the sign and seal of salvation.
People living in the 21st Century are destined to see more clearly than any previous generation the contrast between the two worlds in conflict. The kingdom of God v. the kingdom of Satan is the focus of the geo-political, economic, and religious conflict of the 21st Century. No generation of Anglo Saxon peoples has ever experienced a greater opportunity to choose between these two worlds.
Will your future be associated with the antichrist Kingdom of Satan, his minions, and progeny in a ruthless totalitarian world of godless wicked, sinister, and evil or will you choose to cast your future with Jesus Christ, His Kingdom, and His redeemed people? The covenant people of the Bible, modern Israel identified among the Celtic, Anglo, Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, and kindred peoples, are the primary focus of Satan’s grand design in building the antichrist world order, seeking to seize control of the souls of men and the nations of this present world.
Whether or not they are aware of it, every person descended from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-Israel is currently choosing between one of these two Kingdoms! There is no neutral ground in this warfare of the ages. You are either on the side of Christ or antichrist! There can be no co-existence between the kingdom of Christ and the kingdom of the antichrist! You cannot, you dare not, live in a make-believe, fairy-tale world, thinking you can place one foot in each of these two worlds. Choose ye this day into which Kingdom you will cast your lot. Will it be with Christ or antichrist? Choose well, for your decision will determine your eternal destiny!
The conflict between these two opposing worlds can best be understood when we understand that the ultimate goal of history is the glorious return of Jesus Christ and His angels, together with the Church Triumphant, to be joined with the living saints who will be translated at His appearing. Together, those who in Christ are raised from the dead at His coming will enter a thousand-year millennial reign on earth. When this event unfolds, a prodigious number of prophesies will find fulfillment, including these two passages: Isaiah 9:6-7 and Luke 1:31-33. Isaiah 9:6-7 reads as follows:
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”
The Old Testament Prophets universally prophesied of a coming worldwide kingdom that would be under the authority and power of the messianic kingship of the Greater David, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This Messiah was destined to be born of a Virgin, redeem His children, suffer humiliation, shame, and a crucifixion, and be raised in resurrection power and authority to ascend to the right hand of God the Father. Seated at the right hand of God the Father, He would make daily intercession for His children until the time appointed of the Father for Him to return to earth with all His holy angels, together with the Church Triumphant. Christ will rule this earth in a worldwide Kingdom from the restored city of Jerusalem.
This glorious millennial Kingdom is destined to endure for one thousand years in an unprecedented time of peace and prosperity, with Satan and the powers of evil bound. Following a series of eschatological events that will witness the end of Satan and all his demons, together with the unsaved and wicked of this earth, the Kingdom of Jesus Christ will pass into an eternal age where time will no longer be measured and where the increase and glory of that Kingdom are beyond human calculation.
Consider the marvelous view of the coming theocratic Kingdom of God, announced by the angel Gabriel at the time of the annunciation of the impending Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ recorded in Luke 1:31-33:
“And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”
This glorious theocratic kingdom will be initiated when the one-world, global beast system has been judged by the wrath of God and Jesus Christ in triumphant glory shall appear with divine intervention to save His people and initiate His one-world kingdom rule for a period of one thousand years of uninterrupted peace and tranquility: “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever” (Revelation 11:15).
Satan, his demons, and the angels who defected with him violently oppose the kingdom of God. Their goal is the complete subjugation of this earth, together with the souls of men, their primary target being the redeemed children of God, the remnant of the woman’s seed that have the commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
The avowed goal of Satan and his minions is succinctly stated in God’s Word (Revelation 12:12, 17; 13:7-8) and reads thusly: “…Woe to the inhabitors of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time…And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ…And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Satan and his minions wish to control everything in the physical and metaphysical world. This antichrist kingdom will be a ruthless, God-forsaken time in history when the beast will exercise tremendous power over all religious, political, and economic activity. No person whose name is not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will escape the unlimited authority and power of the beast.
The Twenty-first Century is a world where two kingdoms are vying for supremacy. Millions of people throughout the Anglo-Saxon confederation of nations, particularly in America, struggle to make sense of the unbelievable events that have transpired in America and the entire Western world in recent decades. What is unfolding before us are two worlds in conflict. This century already has been marked by an unprecedented time of worldwide conflict. America has been engaged in two major foreign wars, our national economy has sustained the longest meltdown since the dark days of the 1930s, a wave of immorality has washed over the entire country, and a majority of United States’ citizens have chosen as their leader an alien stranger in pursuit of a Socialist, Communist world view.
The only way to understand what is occurring around us is to acknowledge that two worlds are colliding, locking in a deadly conflict. One is the glorious and triumphant kingdom of God which is now in travail, a period called the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” in Jeremiah 30:7. The other opposing worldview is that of the kingdom of Satan, the worldwide kingdom of evil with absolute tyrannical power to cause every soul under his dominion to submit to his authority and government. The ultimate end of this evil kingdom of darkness is best described in Revelation 13:16-17: “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
In this antichrist, totalitarian world, all religions will be blended into one, all political systems will be made subordinate to the one-world global beast government, and all men—rich and poor, free and bond—will be completely captive to the one-world, global economic system of the beast. Only the grace and mercy of God will make it possible for anyone to escape the clutches of the super, one-world tyrannical beast system. The prophet Daniel described in thusly: “And he (the antichrist beast) 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 unto his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time”(Daniel 7:25).
At its apex of power, the antichrist, one-world, global government of religious, political, and economic enslavement will be three and one half years (or forty-two months or 1260 days), as Revelation 11:12; 12:6, 14; 13:5, and Daniel 7:25 confirm. The three and one-half years of extreme drought (James 5:17-18) during the tyrannical reign of Ahab provides some insight into the three and one-half years of beast rule. During the reign of Ahab and Jezebel, the Prophet Elijah and the remnant church managed to survive, but only by the grace of Jehovah God (I Kings 17 and 18).
During this time, the remnant church of the Living God will be driven into the wilderness into a place God has prepared, where His people will be nourished for a time, times, and half a time, or three and one-halfyears, from the face of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet, which comprise the unholy and wicked trinity of the one world beast system of the antichrist. Every other soul alive on earth will become the complete captive slave of this one-world government and by means of a high-tech computer chip will be accounted for every minute of every day. Commonly called the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jer. 30:7), this intense period of tribulation is also known as “the hour of temptation” (Revelation 3:10) and “…a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation” (Daniel 12:1). Jesus Christ refers to it, calling it a time of “…great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:21-22).
In every case where this time of intense tribulation is mentioned, God promises to bring deliverance to His children, saving them not out of, but in the fire of tribulation, testing, and trouble. At no point in Scripture does God ever promise that His remnant church will be raptured from or spared this time of tribulation. And, if you think life is going swimmingly well for the masses who are living under the power and authority of the one-world beast government, consider the words of Revelation 6:15-17: “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? ...And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them” (Revelation 6:15-17; 9:6).
Come and Let Us Reason Together
The remnant church of Jesus Christ must be able to discern the signs of the times and know how we are to respond to the two opposing worlds locked in deadly conflict for the future of our earth and the souls of men. We must clearly understand both the physical and the metaphysical nature of this warfare so we can better prepare to navigate these perilous days. This will necessitate our moving beyond the physical world of our five senses by which we have world consciousness.
There is a very real world beyond the veil of our physical world. The spirit world, the world of the metaphysical, is where angels (good and bad) and Satan and his minions, including demons, dwell. This is also where the angels who have not sinned dwell, in all of their several ranks and orders. It is not possible to understand the exact nature of the warfare between the Kingdom of Christ and the antichrist without some understanding of the role the immortal angels, both the good and the evil, play.
Students of the Bible are familiar to some extent with the significant role that angel-kind (immortal but created spirit beings) play in God’s world. For example, students of Scripture should be aware that Lucifer, the arch-angel who defied the Living God, was cast out of heaven (Luke 10:18) into earth, where he wanders to and fro, seeking to oppose Jehovah and His children. (Job 1:6-7, 2:1, 2; I Peter 5:8; Genesis 3). There is an order of angels who left their firstestate, were cast out of the earth, and are now enlisted as emissaries of Satan and his evil kingdom of darkness (Read II Peter 2:4-5; Jude 6; I Peter 3:19, 20; Heb. 2:2; Genesis 6:1-7).
There will come a day when Satan will designate specific angels of high rank to move with superhuman authority in his warfare against the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Opposing Satan and these high-ranking, fallen angels will be the correspondingly high-ranking angels designated from the Host of Heaven. These angels, both the fallen and those who have remained faithful to God, will play a major role in the final conflict of the ages. Satan and his fallen minions who defected from God will meet their doom, but not before they mount an incredible war against Jesus Christ and His remnant church on this earth.
But know this: Jesus Christ and His minions will prevail!