Blasphemy: the Final Scourge of Satan
As we watch for the Rapture, the last onslaught of Satan is the spirit of blasphemy. The nature of the Antichrist is a diabolical hatred of all that is God or Godlike. When Satan is cast out of Heaven and confined to the earth, his immediate action is to blaspheme whatever represents God. He will blaspheme the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. He will seek to imitate each person of the Godhead. He will actually fill the earth with blasphemy, and everything that is pure will be trashed to the ultimate.
Jerusalem will be destroyed one last time. The people of Israel will be slaughtered and driven into exile. If you miss the Rapture, do not even think about going to church. There will be churches, but the false church will belong to Satan. Any church that loves to speak the truth will be destroyed in bitter viciousness. People trying to have a Bible-believing church will be ravished, raped, and brutally murdered. The death of those people that turn to Jesus Christ will be so inhumane that they will cry out, even in the throes of death, for God to avenge their horrors.
The fifth seal of the Seven-Sealed Book, which Jesus received from the Father, is a great mystery, “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, how long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled” (Revelation 6:9-11). The horrors of their death will leave this company of saints almost screaming for vengeance. But, there will be more to come.
I do not think it is possible to understand the methods of slaughtering that Satan and his Antichrist will employ. While reading Oliver North’s great book about World War II and the tactics of Hitler (a type of Antichrist) and his allies, I was flabbergasted by their treatment of human beings. A soldier, named Richard Marowitz, told of entering the city of Dachau, where there was a SS concentration camp. He said the stench accosted them even before they reached the town. As they entered this camp, where 30,000 POWs were held prisoner, they found the majority had already been murdered. Skeletons of barely alive human beings were wandering around on the verge of starvation. He told about finding forty boxcars loaded with people that had been allowed to die without ever opening the doors. In these forty boxcars they found one living person. (War Stories III, by Oliver North, p. 295.) This is a taste of what will happen to Bible-believing people that dare to resist the Antichrist armies that will impose Satan’s blasphemy on this earth.
The picture of this blasphemy is seen in the prophecies of Revelation, “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority” (Revelation 13:1-2).
Notice that the One World Order, which is described as “ten horns and seven heads,” has the name of blasphemy. This clearly shows that the Antichrist’s world government will be blasphemous! Hatred for all things that are Godlike will be the order of the day. Look at the Obama Regime in our capitol of Washington, DC, and you will see that the character of this crowd is blasphemous. They hate the God of our Holy Bible, along with every one of us that fully worship and obey Him. Obama is a perfect prelude to the Antichrist. He is actually insane in a spiritual sense.
Here is a description of the beast of a human being called Antichrist, “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” (Revelation 13:6-7). He first blasphemed the true and living God, and then he blasphemed His name. This shows that he will distinguish the name of our God from the false god, who he will love and lavish with praise. Then, he will blaspheme the true God’s tabernacle in Heaven. This shows that God’s great city of Heavenly Jerusalem will be viewed from the earth. The Antichrist will lead the multitudes in screaming his blasphemies in the face of God. The world is getting ready for this right now.
The last of his blasphemies will be against the saints of God in Heaven, who have already been Raptured. Will we be visible to this unholy world that is filled with the most blatant acts of anger and hatred? I do not know but suggest that we might. As we fill Heaven with praise, acting as His Elders and sharing in the redemption of this universe, the world may indeed have a view of God’s city in jubilation and high praise of our Savior and Lord and our Heavenly Father. That would cause the godless to go insane with blasphemies.
This last Revelation also identifies Replacement Theology as blasphemy. Anyone that denies Israel’s beautiful part in God’s future world is truly a blasphemous person against God’s love for the family of His Son. “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee” (Revelation 3:9). The word blasphemy or blasphemous is used nine times in this masterpiece of truth. The nature and character of this Antichrist is already filling our earth and will soon explode beyond understanding.
I want to warn my friends and readers that blasphemy is the growing order of our world. Anything Biblical and holy is being trashed. Holiness of lifestyle is not just being hated, it is being viciously attacked. The Rapture of His saints is being denied, attacked, and even mocked. If you dress modest and Godly, you will be looked at as someone from another planet. Even our Pentecostal churches are full of the new music and personality musicians instead of worship and spiritual singing.
The godly Salty Saints must be careful to live in the Scriptures. The Bible is our only roadmap, and every truth will be perfectly fulfilled. Be tender before the Lord and invite Him to fill you daily with His Holy Spirit. Do not follow anything that this world is going crazy. If the world loves it, you know it did not come from our Father.
Joseph R. Chambers