VIDEO Greg Laurie Describes ‘Charismatic’ Antichrist, Rapture and Come, Lord Jesus! | Revelation 22

By Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter

Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Ministries megachurch across California and Hawaii, preaches a sermon on July 15, 2018. | (Screenshot: Facebook/Greg Laurie)

Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, described in an end times message on Sunday what the antichrist will be like when he comes on earth.

“He is sent by Satan himself,” Laurie said in his sermon, titled “America, Antichrist, and the End of Days,” as he preached from the books of Daniel, 2 Thessalonians and Revelation.

“Satan is effectively an imitator, he always copies. Whatever God has, the devil will have his imitation,” the California megachurch pastor continued.

“There is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, and there is Satan who wants to be in the place of God, and if Satan had a son, that would be the antichrist.”

He went on to describe the antichrist in more detail, saying, “When this man emerges on the scene, he may not be what you would expect. He will not be dressed in head to toe in black, with glowing red eyes and steam coming out of him, and the Darth Vader theme song playing when he walks into a room.”

“In fact, he will be a very charismatic world leader. A great orator, very convincing, probably very handsome.

“Think ‘The Devil Wears Prada,'” he quipped.

“He is going to do things that no world leader has ever done before. He is going to solve the Middle East conflict, and is he is going to rid the world at least temporarily of terrorism. He is going to be hailed as the greatest peace talker that ever lived,” Laurie warned.

The antichrist, he said, will even “get the Jewish nations and the Arab nations to sign a peace treaty that will pave the way for the long awaited Third Temple. The antichrist will be a satanic superman. But it’s all a mask hiding who he really is, [namely] the most evil man that ever lived.”

Laurie pointed out that there are over 100 passages in the Bible that talk about the antichrist. Summarizing some of the most important things to know about the figure, he said that the antichrist “is coming to defy and to take the place of Jesus.”

“The antichrist is coming to declare war on believers and to dominate the globe,” he warned, stating that he will “get his powers from Hell,” as he is “the devil’s disciple, Satan’s son.”

He said that before all that will happen, however, Jesus Christ will first come for His church. The pastor urged believers to have hope in the rapture, when Christians will be caught up together in the air.

He insisted that the rapture is good news because it means that people living at the time will be brought up to Heaven and meet their loved ones who have passed away.

“The rapture will be faster than the twinkling of an eye. That’s why we should study Bible prophecy. There is no theology without doxology. That’s another way of saying ‘how does this affect me,’ (and answering) ‘because I will see my loved ones again.’ That’s why there is a rapture,” Laurie explained.

The pastor said that the rapture can come at anytime, and slammed those who claim they can predict an exact date.

“It could happen at any moment, we don’t know when that will be. It will be a glorious day,” he concluded. “Get right or get left. Get right with God.”

Back in May, Laurie told The Christian Post that believers are capable of understanding Bible prophecy.

“Sometimes people will say ‘Oh, we can’t understand Bible prophecy.’ Yet the Scripture says ‘Let the reader understand.’ And the fact of the matter is that the very word ‘revelation,’ as in the book of Revelation, means unveiling,” he told CP at the time.

“It is not God’s desire to conceal but to reveal. And there is even a blessing promised in Revelation to the person that reads, hears, and keeps the words of the Book.”

Laurie’s latest sermon can be viewed below:



Come, Lord Jesus! | Revelation 22

May 5, 2013


Amid presidential election confusion, Americans taking bold stand for God

‘We need to think about building the kingdom of God’

By Joe Kovacs

A woman reads from the Book of Psalms during the 20th annual Bible Marathon in Stuart, Florida on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Photo by Joe Kovacs)

STUART, Florida — As millions of people look for solid answers in the wake of the disputed 2020 presidential election, Americans in this South Florida city are at this moment voicing every single word of the Holy Bible out loud, non-stop, 24 hours a day from Genesis to Revelation.

This year marks the 20th Bible Marathon in Stuart, Florida, an annual event dating back to the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks against America on Sept. 11, 2001.

The idea for the annual 90-hour Bible Reading Marathon began with Pastors Gene and Donna Healton of the Spirit of Prophecy Ministries, but they have since handed over the reins to Eddie and Joanne Rodrigues of Step Into Grace Ministries. Interestingly, the 2020 event began on Nov. 11, the 20th wedding anniversary of Eddie and Joanne, and concludes Sunday afternoon.

Eddie and Joanne Rodrigues of Step Into Grace Ministries (Facebook)

Eddie and Joanne Rodrigues of Step Into Grace Ministries (Facebook)

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The local governments of both Stuart and Martin County have endorsed the event since 2001, issuing official proclamations in support of publicly reading Scripture in a bandshell at Veterans Memorial Park.

Participants sign up for 15-minute increments as they get to read Scripture that gets blasted through loudspeakers day and night from “In the beginning” in Genesis to the final “Amen” of Revelation.

A woman reads from the Book of Psalms during the 20th annual Bible Marathon in Stuart, Florida on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Photo by Joe Kovacs)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO CLIP OF THE BIBLE MARATHON.

WND has covered the Bible Reading Marathon numerous times, including in 2013 when Gene Healton said, “We know the country is really not in good shape right now and we need to get back on the foundation of the Bible. And if we don’t, we’re going downhill fast. We know that. Our country needs the Word of God and so we need to continue to declare it and continue to never stop declaring it. They’re trying to take God out of all the fabric of our country. Any place at all where God may be, they want to stop it.”

A woman reads from the Book of Psalms during the 20th annual Bible Marathon in Stuart, Florida on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Photo by Joe Kovacs)

Gene’s wife, Donna, told WND, “We thought we were just doing it one year … It’s like a mandate God says [to do]. I think this may be the most important thing that the Lord has called us to do here in this county. Just to be able to have God’s Word go forth from here, and with the Ten Commandments here on the land, and here we have the cross and the Star of David. God’s people are just coming together and I think it’s just exciting what God’s doing.”

“Maybe the nation is getting worse and worse and we can see it by the things that are happening on the news,” she continued.

A woman reads from the Book of Psalms during the 20th annual Bible Marathon in Stuart, Florida on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Photo by Joe Kovacs)

“I really feel like God is sending prophets to speak the Word, but if our government is not going to listen to us, God is going to raise up a people. And I think even though we see things getting harder and people are struggling more with their finances and their jobs and just everything, I mean people are working harder, getting paid less.

“We need to think about building the kingdom of God, and so as people are struggling and having hard times, I think they’re seeking God out more. We have to tell people God is our answer, and so we have to turn to Him because He says things are going to happen in the nations, and we’re one of the nations. … There’s no hope sometimes if you look in the natural, but with God, all things are possible, and He’s our hope.”

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