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A Most Intriguing Pair…

In observing all the many indicators that the Tribulation (Daniel’s seventieth week) might be about to begin, we can, with reasonable certainty, speculate that the evil dictator of that prophesied era might be almost in view. “Is the Antichrist alive today?” is the question that is asked, right up there with, “Is America in Bible prophecy?”

The question about who this terrible tyrant will be has preoccupied many students of Bible prophecy for centuries. But it is the past few decades, with the movement into ever-increasing rebelliousness against the God of Heaven, that have been an incubator for giving the question immediately crucial importance. That is, everything is now almost in place for birthing that Beast system of control upon planet earth.

For example, society and culture have become so debased as to demand that earth’s inhabitants believe and accept that God’s way for humanity is wrong and man’s own way is how things should be. We’ve looked at this many times. Men can be in sexual relationships with other men and women with other women and we must accept it as legal, moral, and normal in every way. Marriage can be between men and men and women and women, not only relationships exclusively involving one man and one woman in the marital union for life.

A person can be the gender they want to be, not what their birth certificates indicate they are biologically. God is wrong and man is right. It is what God’s Word says is mankind “doing what is right in their own eyes.”

Antichrist’s regime of terror can be seen developing in the area of economics. Fiscal equilibrium is so out of balance nationally and worldwide as to require, as it is called, a “reset.”

This includes the globalists elite manipulating sovereign nations into a one world order of economy. It’s all moving toward the prophesied Antichrist numbers-and-mark system of Revelation 13:16–18. This is largely what the entire period of hatred for Donald J. Trump has been about. America’s dollar, thus it’s hegemony over other economies of the world, must be destroyed and US assets brought under the auspices of a central banking system. It is all to prepare for the institution of the 666 regime of economic control—over which Antichrist will be master.

In religion, the trajectory cannot be missed. Satan’s propaganda machine, the worldwide news and entertainment media, have been complicit in convincing that all religions of the world are portals to achieving godhood. Only true Christianity is equated to a hate-centered system of religion. It is called bigoted and narrow-minded to the exclusion of all of humanity who don’t adhere to Christ as the only way to salvation.

But now a man, the Roman Catholic Pope Francis, the so-called Vicar of Christhas declared on many occasions that there are many ways to God, not just the way given in the Bible. As pontiff and acknowledged by most religious observers as head of all Christendom, this pope’s apostate view validates for the world that Christ as the only way to salvation is a lie. This, too, is a bomb-burst notice against the black skies of end-times evil that the platform for Antichrist is almost complete in its construction.

Antichrist in view?

All seems set for Antichrist to take the stage for the wind-up of human history leading to Christ’s return. Should we expect that that entity be on the scene today?

I will say here that I don’t know, but that it’s not only possible, but probable that he is somewhere on planet earth today and that he could be thrust into his blasphemous limelight at any moment. That moment would be when the Rapture happens in the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:52).

Some believe strongly that that man is in view. As a matter of fact, those who hold to this belief say both the first and second beasts of Revelation 13 might be even now consulting with each other.

I’m not saying that I accept this. I’m just saying that there are many who do see that pair as already making themselves known in today’s headlines. A news item frames the scene some see as Antichrist and the False Prophet to come making their presence known.

FROM VATICAN NEWS: Pope Francis and France’s President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone on Sunday, according to a press release from the President’s Office at Élysée Palace. The call, which was requested by the Pope, marks the fifth time the two world leaders have spoken since Macron’s election in 2017.

Their conversation reportedly lasted around 40 minutes, and came after President Macron sent the Pope a message on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of his election to the papacy.

The last time they spoke was October 30th of last year, after the attacks on the Cathedral of Nice, which killed 3 people.

Iraq visit “a turning point”

The Élysée press office said that during their Sunday conversation the two spoke at length about Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Journey to Iraq. Macron said the visit marked “a true turning point” for the Middle Eastern region. The pair also dwelt on their “thoughts and concerns” about several crises affecting various parts of the globe…

According to the Élysée press statement, President Macron also spoke to the Pope about the “challenges of a post-Covid world”. Pope Francis published a book with British journalist Austen Ivereigh on the subject, in which he said humanity has been given the opportunity to build a better world after the pandemic.  (“Pope Francis speaks to French President Emmanuel Macron by phone, discussing his recent visit to Iraq and the challenges of a post-Covid world,” by Vatican News staff writer, Vatican News, Rapture Ready News March 25, 2021)

Again, I don’t know—nor does anyone else—who Antichrist and his False Prophet will be. This pair does, however, make for intriguing speculation. In the final analysis, we have only God’s Word in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 to tell us about the timing of Antichrist’s coming onto the world scene as that “man of sin.”

If you’re a true believer in Jesus Christ—that He is the only way to salvation—not one who believes the way this pope promotes, you will never know for sure who this “son of perdition” is—at least not this side of your heavenly home.

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he [God the Holy Spirit resident within true believers, the Church] who now [restrains evil]will [restrain,] until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked [Antichrist] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. (2 Thessalonians 2:7–9)

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22:20)


  1. Carol Cole says:

    Hi Terry !

    Whenever I hear the question, “ Do you think the a.c. is alive today ? “ I want to smack the questioner upside his beady head ! I want to scream, “ USE YOUR HEAD ! “

    Here we all are watching prophecy being fulfilled right before our very eyes , to the point of us saying……..” Any day now, and we will be raptured “. It’s not like it was 30 years ago, where things were happening , but not like TODAY, at warp speed. So, how on EARTH can anyone ask if the a.c. is ALIVE today ? If we are so close that all we are waiting on is for Damascus to fall, are these people saying that we will be raptured soon…….but the a.c. will come as a child……or a teen…… or a young man in his 20’s ? He HAS to be here. He HAS to be a fully grown man……..right NOW ! Stop and think, people !

    I have a question. Do you think it may be possible that when Damascus falls into a ruinous heap, that we are wrong in thinking that a country will be the reason for its ruination ? OR, could it possibly be an earthquake ? Have you ever considered this ?

    Thank you for keeping us informed, Terry !

    God’s blessings to you and yours ! Carol Cole

    Sent from my iPad


    • Terry James says:

      Like you, it seems to me that with the avalanche of prophetic stage-setting that continues to come at this generation, Antichrist and his partner, the false prophet, must be alive and preparing to take the stage during the Tribulation era. It’s more than just fascinating to watch developments in this regard at this time; it’s crucial as a Christian to do so.
      Thanks for your encouragement.

  2. Ed Wood says:

    If Macron and the pope don’t end up being the Antichrist and False Prophet respectively, I think it’s safe to say that the ones who do will be very much like them. Interesting, though, how these two have turned up at the same time Covid-19 was here to give formerly free nations an excuse to steal away the liberties of their residents and twisted aberrant lifestyles are becoming acceptable, too. Now we’re having a trend toward “vaccination documents” being next to suck us all in to an electronic identification system. Pretty easy to see how this technology will be expanded to create a universal social economic system like China already has and how that will be the precursor to the 666 nightmare economy which is coming.

    There is no way this is all this is happenstance or coincidental, in my opinion, nor do I see it being allowed by God to continue indefinitely any more than it was in Noah’s or Lot’s societies.

    Moving day is coming!

  3. Tony Kent says:

    Right on the money as the saying goes. I think you hit the nail on the head.Come quickly Lord Jesus!!

  4. Jeanne says:

    Personally, I believe what the bible says, about the ac being a general leader, prior to rising up as so described in revelation. To me, it really doesn’t matter how old the pope is or that Macron may not seem like ” that guy”, bc he lacks personality and charisma. What makes him charismatic, is supernatural. The pope will live as long as God says he will. They will be looked upon in awe, I believe the ac will take credit for getting rid of pesky Christian’s, a lie people will believe once they see his great works. I am intrigued with Macron mainly because he has a grandmother for a wife and no children. I don’t believe he has relations with her but takes care of her. Mother- like figure? He may be celibate, to me that makes sense. As Christ was, this man will mimic that. When I look at him, I get an unsettled feeling, he shows no emotion and his eyes show nothing, no compassion. I often wonder too, if women will not be able to bear children in the tribulation, as in the old testament judgements. It has always been a heavy feeling of mine to think children will be born into hell. I was out walking one day and thinking of this, then my thougts went immediately to the old testament. I hope that was God’s answer.

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