90% of Christians are expecting some dude to be the antichrist ..but I think it's the perception of satan. Everyone is setting themselves up to be blindsided.
but I think I totally agree that it’s already happening spiritually Satan is already using men repeatedly to accomplish his will . The Roman Empire , Persian empire ect Babylonian kingdom and all the way through time Satan uses men to accomplish his will of evil
it’s going to be like the gospel we read about didn’t happen in our time , but still applies to us now for salvation . We still face now spiritual war and persecutions in the world until Satan does manifest in the end times when those thkngs happen though it’s not going to be a dragon falling from the sky and giant beast from the sea
those are images that show reality they are each like a parable in them sled those images John sees in revelation hold a lot of comprehensive knowledge of everything in the Bible like a vast overview
I myself think revelation is misunderstood as a literal book when it’s events mostly unfold in the heavenly “invisible to Man realm “
and have understanding in them that applies to the earth and then should be looked at as an earthly event of it bears out to be that but the entire book isn’t like that at all it’s much more about understanding the gospel and how it applies to the wicked world where Satan has his presence and authority now over non believers only until Christ returns .
Christians also are killed under Satans authority in the world all the time every day but the martyrs have a special place .
I think if people would realize the truth about the devils presence in the world since the gospel , and the unfolding nature of Gods plan over time , revelation would make a lot more sense
the whole New Testament has application and understanding in the gospel , revelation most of all