The spirit of antichrist has firm control of the "churches and religion" in this nation!
He will soon claim he is Jesus.
This starts tribulation and his kingdom.

The name "antichrist" is found in only two books of the Bible, and in every instance it was stated that he was already in the world.

1 John  Chapter 4 1-8   Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false
prophets are gone out into the world.  Hereby know you the Spirit of God:  Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:  And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist,  and even now already is it in the world.  You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.  They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them.  We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God does not hear us. Know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God,
and knows God.  He that loves not, knows not God; for God is love.

Fault-finding.   A common sin of the "church,"  a tool of the antichrist spirit.  The antichrist spirit controls religion
and the people who worship it.  "They watched Him closely, if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so they might accuse Him." Mark 3:2 nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who will bring to light the hidden things of darkness,
and make manifest the counsels of the hearts: then shall every man have praise of God. 1 Corinthians 4:5

Do not make it difficult. God's truths so are simple! Only a preacher can or would confuse. Satan has confused the masses,
creating thousands of false religions.
Antichrist? Simple!   Appears like Christ, but is the opposite of. Such as, the spirit that controls all religion and the churches. And did control the priests.
A mark on your hand? Simple! Not physical, it is spiritual. It is what God sees.  Your hand work for God and His glory? Or for your own profit and glory?   
A mark on your head?  Simple! It is control of your thoughts. You act religious and think Sin?  You think of God and His glory? Or for your own ego and glory?  No man can change that with a physical mark! Take the mark, Jesus did. It is the suffering of saints. Your witness is never a mark. It is a mark of your love for others.
Your priest?   Simple!  When Jesus died, He asked God To make Him our priest and created the Holy Spirit, we confess to Jesus and hear God! This totally replaced the priest. The death and resurrection of  Jesus, changed no laws or commandments. It make a simple and sure way to Salvation and Communication with God. Adam was to Obey as we are! The First commandment! Love and Obey God!  As the bible says, trust like a child. Life for a child is simple until he is taught fear. Nothing is simpler or purer Than God's Love  Luke 18:17   "Anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God as little child will never enter"
Matthew 18:3 "Unless you become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Psalms 111:10; 14:1; 19:1,2  "The fear of God is the Beginning of wisdom." Only the foolish say in their heart, "There is no God." "Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge."

It angered Jesus when the priests were asking for money.  What do the preachers and churches do today?
They teach guild for their lack of faith in God to provide.   Why do they not preach about the Holy Spirit?

Pope Pius IX said "I alone am the successor of the apostles, the vicar of Jesus Christ. I am the way, the truth, and the life…" Pope Boniface VIII said "We declare, say, define, and pronounce, that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every
human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff." Pope Francis I said "You cannot find Jesus outside the Church." 
In John 14:6, Jesus declared that salvation is through Him only and not through any man,
"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

Revelation 17:4 "The woman (apostate church) was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication."

The Bible foretold the church of the antichrist would be are arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with precious stones.

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