1 John 4:3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
2 Thes 2:7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.
What is the spirit of anti-christ working toward? The short answer is a version of this:
Genesis 11:1Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2As people moved eastward,a they found a plain in Shinarb and settled there.
3They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9That is why it was called Babelc —because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
What happened here^^? The people were united, you could also say they were too united. And what would have been the outcome of this unity of thought purpose and language? The Lord tells us here:
6The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them
What the enemy wants is to retry what happened in Genesis 11. This is why the politicians of the west are trying so hard to dissolve borders and create a global superstate. Ground zero for this satanic enterprise is Europe. All the evidence we need for this is staring us in the face:
This ^^ is the Euro parliament building that was slapped in the face this past week when the British opted out of their 'superstate.' That building is a modern recreation of the tower of Babel (below).
They are working toward a revived Babylon. Other than this huge structure staring us in the face how else can we be certain they are working toward revived Babylon?
1After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. 2With a mighty voice he shouted:
“ ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’a
She has become a dwelling for demons
and a haunt for every impure spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.
3For all the nations have drunk
the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,
and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”
In order for Babylon to fall, it must first be raised (again). We are watching that happen before our very eyes. This year they really tried to fast track their world order into existence but they have run into some problems....1. BREXIT and 2. Trump. These two items (in addition to many others) are the working of the Restrainer in this world to counter the work of the spirit of anti-Christ. How so? It is a matter of timing. The Lord has a time in mind for everything and apparently things were moving along a little too fast so the brakes had to be applied. Brake 1 was BREXIT. Trump would be another brake on the building of Babylon. Maybe Trump will be used, maybe he wont that is for the Lord to decide. In any case we are about to find out soon and there are a number of other ways the brakes can be applied to the rebuilding of Babylon (like other countries holding referendums to leave the EU etc.)
Whats the bottom line here? The Lord is showing us the time is not yet. It may be soon but He had to put the brakes on the re-building of Babylon to ensure events work out in His timing, not the world's or enemy's timing. It appears we are being given a little more time. The other take away from all this is our God is busy, He is at work every day in this world to work out His will and His plan and that should encourage us. Just when it seems the enemy and the world are running away with events the Lord gives them a big pie in the face to slow them down. We do serve a magnificent God.
grace and peace