This just in! My Source (the Holy Bible) has clearly identified the anti-christ!
To be totally honest, that identification has actually been available for thousands of years but today we can easily recognize him for who he is. His actual name known on Earth is irrelevant today as his actions as predicted in the Bible will speak louder than words. In the Bible he is called the anti-christ; the Beast; the great Deceiver and, we know he eventually will be Satan incarnate.
It is truly amazing that the Bible, which is considered by most scholars to be approximately 1/3rd prophetic, is 100% accurate in all those things that have already been fulfilled as we were pre-told! To those who dismiss the accuracy of the Bible we must remember that there are two types of prophecies; 1.) those things foretold to happen that HAVE happened, and 2.) those things that have been prophesied to happen that HAVE NOT YET been fulfilled. The fact that the Bible’s Second Coming of Christ at Armageddon hasn’t yet happened does not mean the prophecy is wrong! It simply means it just hasn’t happened yet. Likewise, the fact that no one in history has ever matched those 200+ prophecies regarding Christ’s FIRST appearance which are 100% accurate on every single one should simply strengthen our faith and trust in the Holy Bible. Why is this so important?
“Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.”
1 John 2:18
The Bible is clear. There have been many “bad” folks over the years pretending to be THE anti-christ but only one who will fit ALL the descriptions of the one that will ultimately cause the deaths of over half of all people living on the earth and who will finally bring about Christ’s triumphant Return at Armageddon. When that happens Christ will put him into bondage and then rule the earth for 1,000 years (aka the Millennium). So, the anti-christ in this context will be the LAST anti-christ, one that will far exceed the depravity and damage of all the others.
We can easily ascertain the identity of the anti-christ as one that lies and denies that Jesus is Christ, the Son of God. How many people do you know today that do not believe that Jesus is Christ? Know that if they don’t, they have been lied to, either by others or they have accepted the lies of Satan whose ultimate purpose is to disprove the promises of God to mankind. IF Satan (via the anti-christ) can ultimately disprove the Promises of God to the Jews and Believers in Christ, then God will have no rightful ability to judge Satan for his eternal sins.
“I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth. Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the father and the Son.”
1 John 2:21-22
“…and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that is coming, and now is already in the world.”
1 John 4:3
“For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.”
2 John 1:7
“The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power, and his throne and great authority.”
Besides being a liar and denier of Christ, the anti-christ will be given a huge amount of power and authority for 42 months to wreak his havoc on a world which will be more than anxious to follow him:
“One of the heads of the beast seemed to have a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast.”
Interestingly, one of the most fascinating prophecies regarding the anti-christ is that he will sustain a mortal head wound and yet survive, leading the people of the world to be in awe and to follow him. Can you imagine a world leader, perhaps being “assassinated”, maybe on world-wide TV and then living? This would certainly give him credibility to “assume” the role of God! People will be amazed and wonder how someone could live through something like that and many who do not about what I am writing will follow him because of his apparent rising from the dead. Of course, this mimics Jesus’s dying on the cross and rising 3 days later.
“The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty two months.”
We also know that the anti-christ will self-proclaim a “divine” role for himself midway through the Tribulation period (7 years prior to the Second Coming of Christ at Armageddon) when he enters the rebuilt Jewish Temple and causes the daily sacrifices to cease. Then he will demand to be worshipped as God! This power and authority will be given to him for EXACTLY 1290 days (3 1/2 years or 42 months) in the Jewish calendar.
“After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast-terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts and it had ten horns. While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth that spoke boastfully.”
“I Daniel, was troubled in spirit, and the visions that passed through my mind disturbed me. I approached one of those standing there and asked him the true meaning of all this. So he told me and gave me the interpretation of these things: ‘The four great beasts are four kingdoms (Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Greek and Roman) that will rise from the earth. But the Saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and possess it forever – yes, for ever and ever.’ Then I wanted to know the true meaning of the fourth beast which was different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws-the beast that crushed and devoured its victims underfoot whatever was left. I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head and about the other horn that came up, before which three of them fell – the horn that looked more imposing than the others and that had eyes and a mouth that spoke boastfully. As I watched, this horn was waging war against the saints and defeating them, until the Ancient of Days (Christ)came and pronounced judgement in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom. He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom (reborn Roman empire)that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones: he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High (God) and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time (3 1/2 years).
In the Book of Daniel, the prophet had a vision in which he saw the empire he was living in (Babylonian) and three others which would eventually follow. Of course this prophecy, written before the advent of the Medo-Persian, Greek and Roman empires proved to be 100% accurate in it’s future predictions. Amazingly, out of the fourth empire (Roman) would come the anti-christ. If you review your history books, the Roman empire was never defeated but rather disintegrated from within. Most scholars believe in the last days, the Roman Empire will be re-constructed of a coalition of 10 horns (countries) from which the anti-christ will emerge. For many years, Biblical scholars have said the European Union matched this description of the fourth beast but when more than 10 countries joined the EU, they became silent. Now with BREXIT, the proposed exit of the Netherlands, France (?), et.al. threatening to leave the EU, there are many that are now predicting the EU will indeed go back to 10 countries (7, if you count the fact that the anti-christ will later subdue 3 of the horns/countries) and then the end is near! We even know, according to Revelation 17:8-9, that he will rule the world from his headquarters in Rome!
“It (anti-christ) set itself up to be as great as the Prince of the host; it took away the daily sacrifice from him, and the place of his sanctuary was brought low (also known as the Abomination of Desolation that will occur midway through the 7 year Tribulation period).”
Most believe it will be the then “unknown” anti-christ that will establish the 7 year Peace Covenant between the Jews and the rest of the world (perhaps after the War of Gog and Magog – see my earlier post on this), allowing the Jews to rebuild the 3rd Temple. Halfway through the 7 years, the anti-christ will enter the rebuilt Temple and demand to be worshipped as God (2 Thessalonians 2:4). As the Bible says in Daniel 9:27 regarding the 7 year Peace Covenant: “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week (7 years): and in the midst of the week (3 1/2 years) he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation (return of Jesus), and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
Of course this vision bothered Daniel…
“The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future.”
This vision bothered Daniel and he repeatedly asked its meaning but was told in no uncertain terms, this prophecy was not intended for him but for a generation in the future. Since the book of Daniel was written thousands of years ago, I believe we can ascertain there is a very, very real possibility that that time spoken of is possible to happen ANY DAY!
“This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666.”
Probably no other prophecy has generated as much speculation as the one in Revelation regarding the number 666 regarding the beast (anti-christ). There have been many references to its meaning in movies and books. Ultimately, God is telling us IF we have Wisdom and Insight, we can actually calculate the number of the beast which will reveal him for who he is. Now, I can remember someone years ago saying that Ronald Wilson Reagan might have been the anti-christ because he had 6 letters in his first name, 6 letters in his middle name and 6 letters in his last name. Obviously, that one didn’t come true and there are many, many others that will surely fit this prophecy. Ultimately, the number of the beast is 666 and it will be able to be understood with wisdom and insight.
So, we now know the anti-christ’s personal identity as described in the Bible. He will also be recognized as a genius in intellect (Daniel 8:23); in commerce (Daniel 11:43 and Revelation 13:16-17; in waging war (Revelation 6:2, 13:2) with his speeches and ability to lead his followers (Daniel 11:36); and, in politics (Revelation 17:11-12). We know he will lie and deceive. He will be boastful.He will suffer a seemingly mortal wound to his head and yet survive. He will come out of the reborn Roman Empire. He will write a peace treaty with Israel. He will be the most depraved and destructive world leader in history. The list goes on and on.
You know what else we know? We know with our faith in Jesus Christ and our asking for forgiveness of our sins we will meet the Lord in the clouds at the Rapture and we will personally NEVER have to live under the rule of the anti-christ. If we don’t have that faith, then we will! It is as simple as that. To me these are very comforting words to know that I will not have to submit to the evils of this tyrant that will destroy over half of mankind and cause many to abandon God. This is the single reason I feel compelled to “…therefore comfort one another with these words.”
I hope and pray you feel similarly and pass these messages on to your friends and family.