“And every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus does not belong to God. This is the spirit of the antichrist that, as you heard, is to come, but in fact is already in the world.” (John 4:3)
The greatest Antichrist — the lawlessness one — will rise to power in The End Times, and attract many followers. Acknowledge the Grace of God before the apparition of the Antichrist — he is in the world and about to debut — because thereafter it will be difficult to convert to Christ.
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. But the one who restrains is to do so only for the present, until he is removed from the scene. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord [Jesus] will kill with the breath of his mouth and render powerless by the manifestation of his coming, the one whose coming springs from the power of Satan in every mighty deed and in signs and wonders that lie, and in every wicked deceit for those who are perishing because they have not accepted the love of truth so that they may be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-10)
The arrival of the Antichrist could not occur until sufficient Apostasy exists in the world. The unrestrained Antichrist will manifest himself with deeds, signs and wonders to deceive the elected, and some will perish because they will reject Christ. He will annihilate the Antichrist on Christ Second Coming. Avoid Satan through Spiritual Growth.
“For at that time there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will be. And if those days had not been shortened, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect they will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:21-22)
Satan knows his destiny, so he has launched a fierce final battle against the Catholic Church to cause the damnation of many faithful . . . Satan is a master of lie, disguise, destruction and false promise, and instigates war and falsehood through false prophets.