It is interesting to me that I have not noticed anywhere, where the Bible talks about the Great tribulation as related to the rule of the Antichrist, that there will be any affirmation of marriage during that time. The prophecies of Jesus clearly indicate that it will be a time of the breakdown of the family (Matt. 10:21-22). It seems, from the Scriptures relating to the rise of the Antichrist, that he will do everything in his power to destroy the family unit as we know it. The devil has a great deal to fear from strong families! Especially in families where the Word of God is believed and taught. There seems to be a growing support from preachers for reconsidering the evangelical church’s traditional stance on homosexuality. The spirit of our times, as the Bible predicts, is leading many into the direction of losing conviction for the uniqueness of traditional marriage. The devil has made so much progress over the last 30 to 40 years in weakening marriage and relationships in general through the proliferation of drugs, pornography, and false teaching through secular humanism, evolution, public education, New Age, liberal and Neo-Orthodox Christianity. Certainly, it cannot be denied in America, and in the American Church that, “Truth has fallen in the streets” (Is. 59:14).
When the Antichrist rises to power, there will be no tolerance for divided loyalties. His mark, 666, will be accompanied by a “strong delusion” (2 Thess. 2:3) through supernatural spiritual evil to attract people to himself. The popular term for this is “paranormal activity.” The supernatural “mind control” over many will be incredible, and I believe this is happening even today. The Antichrist will give amazing signs of his power in order to deceive “kindreds, and tongues, and nations, and all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Rev. 13:6-8). With many couples living together these days, and many of these going from one partner to another, already we are seeing the activity of evil spirits who are said to teach in the latter-day that marriage is unnecessary. This attitude will so radically change people’s view of the marriage covenant that many will even forbid marriage. This will certainly come through the changing of laws that the Antichrist will instigate (see Daniel 7:25; Timothy 4:1-3). Many today, under the influence of evil spirits, are rushing to prepare the minds of people to accept the new laws and relationships that will be instituted by the Antichrist. New gods, and almost certainly, new marriage and family arrangements and loyalties will be required! But first Satan will have to break down the family structure. “And brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death” (Matt 10:21). Daniel predicts: “(Antichrist) shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god…neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women…” (see Daniel 11:36-37).
It is almost incredible to witness the rush to affirm homosexual marriage by President Obama and by Hillary Clinton. What is their hurry? Could it be that Satan is in a hurry to prepare for the presentation of the Antichrist? His method is to corrupt society and the Church with sin and error. Before the flood in Noah’s day, the “Sons of God,” fallen angels, married human woman in order to corrupt the earth (Genesis 6). This is why the world became so evil that God determined to send the flood. This plan to corrupt mankind through godless and immoral marriage relationships will happen again. Jesus said, that His coming will be in a time when things will be like it was in the days of Noah (Matt. 24:37-39). Again, now, we are seeing another Satanic push to quickly corrupt the earth through immoral forms of marriage and other kinds of relationships that are contrary to God’s design. Satan is doing this, “Because he knoweth that he hath but a short time!” (Rev. 13:12). As the devil will rush to carry out his plans in anticipation of the coming of the Lord to stop him during the last half of the tribulation; even so now, in anticipation of the any moment rapture of the church and the beginning of the 70th week prophesied by Daniel, Satan is not sitting idly by, he is very active! He is finding much energy and motivation from the rebellion against God that is being instigated by many in America today!