When the Antichrist shows up during the time of Jacob’s trouble, he will fool people into thinking that he is actually the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Antichrist has the title of Messiah, ‘Christos’, built right in his name, he is just a false messiah. But this is exactly who is being sung about in the Exsultet prayer at the Vatican, it has nothing to do with the real Messiah, Jesus.
Now C.S. Lewis does cover more eloquently how free will and an omniscient God could exist at the same time, could these great men and what I added be refuted? Yes of course, and it will be until the great white throne judgement day when all will be made clearer than a bell but until that moment there will be debate.
The bulk of Old Testament prophecy gives witness to the earthly reign of Jesus Christ as well. In fact, if you had to pick a major theme of the entire Bible, it would be the Second Coming and Jesus as King receiving the Kingdom that has been waiting for Him since the foundation of the world.
God has given Satan every advantage, every angle and allowed him to use every trick in the book so that when the Devil is defeated at the Battle of Armageddon, his fall will be without precedence. It will be the greatest defeat in human history, watched by the entire world, as the Devil and his army get crushed like grapes in a winepress.