Antichrist, Armageddon, and the Second Coming

Pastor Greg Laurie continues his Sunday morning series, "End Times," with a message from Revelation 13 titled, “Antichrist, Armageddon, and the Second Coming.” Notes God does not give Bible prophecy to scare us, but to prepare us. Your future is bright. Your future is good. Your future is promised to you by God. Jesus promised that one day, He will return.  Who is Antichrist? He is sent by Satan himself, because Satan is effectively an imitator. Antichrist will be history’s vilest embodiment of sin and rebellion. Antichrist will be suave, intelligent, engaging, magnetic, and charismatic. In a US News and World Report poll, 49% of Americans said they believe there will be an Antichrist sometime in the future. God is sovereign over all of history. World history is His story. Antichrist is coming to defy and take the place of Jesus. Antichrist is coming to kill Christians. Antichrist is coming to dominate the globe. Antichrist will establish global control through a cashless society. The mark of the beast is future, not past or present. Christ’s return will be accompanied by sadness and weeping. Scriptures Revelation 13:1–4 John 14:1–4 Revelation 13:7 Revelation 13:17–18 Revelation 19:11–14 Zechariah 12:10 Colossians 3:4 --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show.

Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship with campuses in California and Hawaii. He began his pastoral ministry at the age of 19 by leading a Bible study of 30 people. Since then, God has transformed that small group into a church of some 15,000 people. Today, Harvest is one of the largest churches in America.

In 1990, Greg Laurie began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, in-person attendance and live webcast views for these events have totaled more than 7.6 million, with 489,345 people deciding to made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Along with his work at Harvest Ministries, Greg Laurie served as the 2013 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, and also serves on the board of directors of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He holds honorary doctorates from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University.

 Greg Laurie has a daily nationally syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, which is broadcast on more than 800 radio outlets around the world, as well as a weekly television program.

 Greg Laurie has authored over 70 books including Live Love Fight, Tell Someone, Greatest Stories Ever Told, Hope for Hurting Hearts, As It Is in Heaven, and his autobiography, Lost Boy. The accompanying documentary film, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter has won eight awards at international film festivals. His most recent film, Hope for Hurting Hearts, features his story of trusting God through tragedy.

 Greg has been married to Cathe Laurie for more than 40 years and he has two sons, Christopher and Jonathan. Christopher went to be with the Lord in 2008. Greg and Cathe also have five grandchildren.