Anti-Christ nations are well established now. Wherever people are stripped of their freedoms, forced to work for a state that doesn't value them as individuals, or seizes their property in the name of "the common good", you know the Anti-Christ is in charge.
His arrival was predicted a very long time ago, and he seems to have hovered and haunted mankind since ancient times. Terrible and powerful rulers foreshadowed the Anti-Christ. Nero, Attila the Hun, Muhammad, and even Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, Tojo, and Mao Tse Tung were candidates. They certainly tried to dominate the world. But the time wasn't yet ripe.
For 2,000 years the idea that the Anti-Christ would, or could, control a large part of all the nations in the world was thought to be preposterous and impossible. But now we have a global media, instant communications, and armed forces capable of arriving anywhere on the planet within hours or days. It's suddenly obvious that everything has changed.
There are many Old and New Testament passages about the Anti-Christ, and the most famous is through Jesus, from Mark 13:
“Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom."
The Apostle Paul wrote about the Second Coming of Christ, and what must happen before it:
"Let no one in any way deceive you, for it [the Second Coming] will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God." 2 Thessalonians 2:3
Anti-Pope Francis (who still refuses to call himself Pope), has roiled the Catholic world with heretical declarations, and he sits in the ultimate "temple of God", St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. He's certainly animated by the Anti-Christ, as Archbishop Vigano has proven.
Great things are going to happen to us. This is the Divine Promise:
"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you for my name's sake. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." Luke 6:22
Jesus forgives all of us, and he said, "Just as my Father has granted me a Kingdom, I now grant you the right to eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom. And you will sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
Awaken. Act. Heaven beckons us. The future isn't really dark. After the Second Coming of Christ, Heaven will be a reality for us, and the nightmare of our earthly life will be seen as just that; a nightmare.
We will be living with millions of others in wealth and joy unimaginable, and they will look like this lovely creature. There is a lot of music in the realms of Paradise.
Perhaps you're wondering, "Why would a good God allow such a terrible thing as the Anti-Christ?" Excellent question. C.S. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia answers it here:
The Necessity of Evil; The Shadow Proves the Sun