(1) First, the Lord must kill the old Antichrist.

The body of Pope John Paul II at the Clementine Hall in the Vatican City. The Vatican named as the date of Pope John Paul II's funeral as thousands of mourners gathered in a sun-filled Saint Peter's Square to pay their last respect when his body goes on public view.(AFP/Pool/Massimo Sambucetti)

I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal: neither is there
any that can deliver out of my hand.
(Deut. 32:39)

(2) Next, the Lord must gather the world to worship the dead head of the scarlet Beast.

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death………and all the world
wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power
unto the beast, and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast?
(Rev. 13:3-4)

(3) The Lord must then gather the body of the scarlet Beast, his members,      that they might vote in the new Antichrist.

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb
and he spake as a dragon.
(Rev. 13:11)

(4) Now the Lord must send a lying spirit into the mouths of these false prophets so they will choose the very one predestined by the Lord before the world was formed.

Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets,
and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.
(1 Kings 22:23)

(5) Next, the Lord has the members of the Beast's body cast secret ballots into a cup to elect their Head. It must be a gold cup to fulfill the prophecy: And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color……having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. (Rev. 17:4)

(6) Then, the Lord has the ballots burned in a furnace, symbolic of the ultimate destiny each member of Antichrist's body will endure – the Lake of Fire.

(7) Once the new Antichrist is elected, smoke must rise from the Vatican to fulfill the Word of the Lord, and to warn of His unswerving judgment:

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
(Rev. 14:11)

(8) Finally, the Lord brings the new Antichrist to his balcony to be worshipped  by the world. From there the Lord commands the Antichrist to make the Mark of the Beast --- the Sign of the Cross --- saying, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Contrary to the belief of the world, this is no blessing, but a curse by which Satan's Vicar declares himself the Antichrist…….One who comes in the name of Christ, claiming to be the humble servant of Christ, yet usurps the place of Christ as the covert enemy of Christ.