Revelation 17:12-13speaks of these things.
12 “The ten horns(horns are symbolic of power and authority) which you saw are ten kings(ten is the number of completion, this is symbolic of their complete power and authority because they own the majority of the world's wealth and resources) who have received no kingdom as yet (they await kingship when the kingdom of darkness overtakes the earth), but they receiveauthority for one hour as kings(these pull the strings of those we can see in office from behind the scenes) with the beast.
13 These are of one mind(their plot is to control the entire world), and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
19 And I saw the beast(the body of Satan that consists of...), the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse(the Word, the body of Christ) and against His army.
20 Then the beast was captured(governments of the world), and with him the false prophet(the voice of churches of the world) who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast(are in support of the beast and the false prophet) and those who worshiped his image. (the world's people that trust and support those in his image. The United Nations reflect his image to the earth and carry out his plans.)These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.
II Timothy 3:1-4
1 But knowthis, that in the last daysperilous times will come:
2 Formen will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers,disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 unloving,unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, (these evil traits encompass most of society)
II Corinthians 13:5
5 Examineyourselves as to whether youare in the faith. Testyourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.
I Timothy 4:1-2
1 Now the Spiritexpressly says that in latter timessome will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,
Many people say they will worry about getting “right with God” when the time comes. When is that? How will they know?
Matthew 24:36-39tells us,
36 “But of that day and hourno one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
37 Butas the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
38 For as in the daysbefore the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
39 and did not knowuntilthe flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
11 For it is written: “AsIlive, says the Lord, everyknee shall bow to Me=(lawless man, rebellious angels, evil spirits, every knee!), and everytongue shall confess to God.” (what will be our testimony?)
12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. (Will we personally be able to stand as evidence that the Kingdom of God is alive and well or will we be evidence for Satan?)
II Thessalonians 2:3
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not comeunless the falling away comes first(people must see the world's church for what it is, learn of the body of Satan and leave them in obedience to Revelation 18:4), and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, (He has been revealed, so now the day can come!)
II Thessalonians 2:4
4 who (the man of sin)opposes and exalts himselfabove all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that heisGod. (Satan's favorite targets are therefore the leaders in the church and those that lukewarmly know God)
I Corinthians 3:16reveals the temple he confiscates.
16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (see how Satan sits in the temple of God?)
I Corinthians 6:19
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is inyou, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord (the description of the body of Christ, living stones that form the house of the Greater David, the Lord, the tabernacle of David),
16 ‘After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up;
Meanwhile the body of Satan is busily fulfilling his decree inIsaiah 14:13-14.
13 For you(Lucifer or Satan)have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, Iwill be like the Most High.’
Let us continue reading in II Thessalonians verse 8-12 to see how he is thwarted from accomplishing his goals.
II Thessalonians 2:6-12
8 And thenthe lawless one will be revealed(Satan through his body), whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth(truth will quench his lies and demolish his world) and destroy with the brightness of His coming(through His children of oil, His enlightened ones)
9 The coming of the lawless one(his body) is according to the working of Satan(he is the head), with all power signs, and lying wonders(why we can't trust signs and wonders),
10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, (why?)because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (God forewarned us in Hosea 4:6, “My people die for a lack of knowledge, because they have rejected Me, I reject them”.)
11 And forthisreasonGod will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie, (if you are born again you are saved and okay, I don't think so!)
12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness(went the way of the world's society).
Hebrews 4:1, 6, 9, 10
1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. (We must be faithful to fulfill the part we play in manifesting God's plan as Christ was. Look where we would be today had He not been faithful!!)
6 Since therefore it remains that some must enter it(those that make up His body), and those to whom it was first preached did notenterbecause of disobedience(the lawless won't be able to enter His rest),
9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God(their disobedience allows us to enter today).
10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. (Those in God's rest are no longer serving the world or living their own agendas.)