For those familiar with the advertisements featured in the book of Revelation, news that have as their theme “world peace”, “ecumenism” and “a better future through a political leader” soon raise the alert for the signs of the end of time.
The reason is that the Bible makes it clear that the last generation of this Earth will be deceived by the antichrist, the false prophet and the entire political-economic system that surrounds them.
First, in Revelation 6, we see that the Antichrist is described as the rider of the white horse who has a bow without arrows. The symbol behind this character that the apostle John saw is simple: the bow is a military instrument used to win battles (something that points to the political achievements of the Antichrist), however, he has no arrows and comes mounted on a white horse ( making a reference for growth through the speech of peace, unity and diplomacy). The horse also represents the strength and speed with which these events will happen.
The Bible also explains that he will install a global political-economic system in which no one will be able to buy or sell without his “mark” (Revelation 13).
Also read: 3 facts about the “mark of the beast” in Revelation
However, the antichrist will not come alone, he will be supported by the figure of the false prophet (Revelation 13:12-14), also known as “the beast that rises from the earth” (Revelation 13:11) or the “second beast” (Revelation 16:13).
In the book “The world will burn”, Bishop Renato Cardoso observes: “The truth is that whoever controls the economy and religion, controls the people. Satan knows this, and in the end times he will continue to use the union of these powers to get what he wants. The relationship between the two beasts (the antichrist and the false prophet) will be like a covenant between the government and the official religion.”
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