The Antichrist by Arthur W. Pink
9. The Enemy
|Because of the voice of the Enemy, because of the oppression of the Wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me| (Psa.55:3). This is another title used of the Antichrist in connection with Israel, a title which recurs several times both in the Psalms and the Prophets. It points a designed contrast from that Friend that |sticketh closer than a brother.| This Enemy of Israel oppresses them sorely. His duplicity and treachery are here referred to. Concerning him Israel shall exclaim, |The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords| (Psa.55:21). Let the student be on the lookout for passages in the Old Testament which make mention of the Enemy.