When the man of sin arrives on the scene, people will love him. I know that is difficult for some to believe, but when the motto is, “You can have whatever you want, as long as you do what I say,” love is the response.
To those who believe salvation can be earned by works performed by us that motto stands just as true, and it is what every works-based religious organization understand as to how to keep those in their congregations under some semblance of control, because the inverse is also true, “If you do not do as we say, salvation will be lost.” Continuous obedience, continuous repentance, unceasing loyalty, no variance from the prescribed order is allowed.
This will be the path of the one world religion that will cover the earth, wants achieved through obedience, a religious organization built upon desires obtained through adherence to a specific set of rules. Mankind has been being prepared for this moment for centuries, and it will come to pass.
“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:” (Rev. 13:16) Except the elect.
There is always a remnant, the Lord God always keeps a remnant for Himself.
At the three-and-a-half-year mark of the Tribulation period the antichrist will destroy the whore that deceived the world, the last incarnation of the Roman Catholic cult, he will stand where he ought not to stand, demand to be worshipped and will receive that worship, willingly by most. Except from the elect.
Following Christ my friends has never been easy, it was never mean to be a life of ease, but of trials and tribulation, of complete love no matter the circumstances we find ourselves in or the possible consequences to ourselves. Those who have been saved by grace through faith find little calm in the storm, save for Christ, they see no good in this world, save for the Savior, there is no place to hide but in Him, yet far too many believe they must follow some prescribed ordinances, or the wrath of God will fall upon them. The traditions of their church, picking and choosing certain laws, even only certain parts of the life of Christ emulated while leaving off reproving, rebuking and correcting. Always be polite, never offend, never judge.
This will be the foundations of the one world church, and you can see its beginnings already enacted, even in what were once known as Evangelical circles.
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” (John 12:25)
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Rev. 12:11)
Those two verses should sum up the entirety of your life, but again, far too many who profess Jesus Christ as Lord have determined that the age of grace means the age of ease, a time of simply obeying whatever constructs the one behind the pulpit tells them will be acceptable to the Almighty. Simply show up on Sunday morning, perform the obligations as required, and God will bless you the rest of the week.
Mankind is being prepared to receive all they could ever want, if they simply obey. The antichrist will not want their love, he wants to be worshipped, to be obeyed. We who have been born again want to obey because He loved us first, because the Lord Jesus Christ expected nothing in return from us when He went to that cross.
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15)