Among the amazing changes going on in our world today is how quickly the U.S. government has embraced practices that the Antichrist will use to grow his power. Speaking of the Antichrist, Daniel 8:25 says, “Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; and he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity” (NKJ).
The instances of deceit on the part of our governmental leaders are growing. Presidential candidate Obama promised that taxes would not be raised on any but the wealthy but his pursuing government-run health care insurance and cap-and-trade will raise taxes on all of us. Despite the mainstream press being in complete alignment with White House’s propaganda machine, alternative news sources are fortunately still able to bring us reports that show the power hungry corruption of our president… Obama’s Justice Department has decreed that his administration can legally pay ACORN for services performed under contracts before Congress banned the government from funding the group. ACORN has been exposed as a criminal enterprise; paying them off with tax dollars for helping Obama get elected is nothing more than old-fashioned cronyism.
Our President has certainly exalted himself in his heart. His speeches are legend for the use of the word “I” and reminding us of the historic nature of his administration. The fact that he thinks he can achieve peace just by befriending despots in the world and engaging them in conversation shows that he thinks very highly of himself. I guess three is basis for him to believe that since he certainly rose to power seemingly on the eloquence of his speeches.
And then there is the destruction of people in their prosperity. Certainly the debt-driven economic policies of our government has caused prosperity to evaporate and jobs to disappear. And we hear of rumblings of even more actions intended to give our government more centralized control such as this report on plans to take over the Federal Reserve. Every day we hear more reports on power grabs by our government. This is laying the groundwork for the ultimate big government when the Antichrist comes to power.
The rapid pace of these changes should encourage us that the Rapture of the Church can’t be that far off when we see the spirit of the Antichrist growing with such momentum.