Antichrist in Revelation
When the Antichrist in
Revelation first comes to
power in the west, Russia
dominates much of the Middle
East and large segments of
Africa. Russia's domestic empire
(If we include the various
republics) stretches from Europe
to the Bering straits and from
the Arctic lo the Mediterranean
sea and the Indian ocean.
we are offering one of the most
controversial reports to address
the relevance of this to the
coming one world government and
new world order.
What Russia will be doing while
the antichrist consolidates the
West is unknown. Possibly Russia
will be embroiled in a war with
China, perhaps one of the wars
mentioned under the seals or the
early trumpets, By the time
Russia is able to pursue her
interests in the Middle East
again, things will have changed.
The West will be united under
the antichrist and all its
enormous military, economic, and
industrial power will be
harnessed by him, its supreme
The antichrist in revelation
will have signed a pact with
Israel that unconditionally
guarantees Israel's frontiers
and acknowledges Israel's right
to rebuild its temple. The fury
of the Muslim world can well be
imagined. Russia will see an
open door to new and decisive
influence in the Middle East and
will mobilize all its resources
in an all-out attack on Israel.
This seems to be the war that is
brought about by these four
angelic powers released from the
Euphrates. Russia will be
overthrown, and the path to
world dominion will be cleared
for the antichrist.
At this point the Holy Spirit
draws attention to the fact that
none of these terrible
happenings brings men to their
knees in repentance before God,
On the contrary, they are
hardened in unbelief. The
collapse of Russia will bring a
wave of wander over the world,
however, and people will be
forced to acknowledge that God
is still sovereign. But that
impression will soon fade.
People once again will give
themselves over to idolatry,
crime, immorality, and pleasure.
In his mention of ďsorceries"
(Revelation 9:21) as being part
of the now-emerging world
picture, John used a word Hi Al
points to a drug-demon culture.
The foreshadowing of such a
culture are In the world today.
At this point in the Apocalypse
a lengthy parenthesis Is
inserted. The blowing of the
last trumpet is mentioned in
passing in Revelation 10:7 but
is not described until 11:15-19,
The sounding of this Iast
trumpet will bring about an end
to the mystery phase of Godís
dealings with men, and it will
usher in his direct and wrathful
intervention in human affairs.
In the Apocalypse Godís wrath is
connected with the vial
judgments. All the rest is