The Coming Antichrist.
Like Hitler the antichrist
will "have a mouth that will speak very great
things, and his look will be more imposing than
his fellows." He will think to change
times and laws and is referred to as "The King of
fierce countenance" who shall "have an
understanding of dark sentences."
Daniel 7:20, 25; 8:23 Because of
this man all, both small and great, rich and poor,
free and slave, will be forced to receive a mark
on their right hand or on their foreheads, so that
no one may buy or sell except one who has the
mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of
his name. Rev
13:16-17 (Video and text links at bottom of page)
The Future Fuhrer
Fuhrer means "leader" and it is one of the
better-known titles of Adolf Hitler, the infamous
dictator of Nazi Germany. The mere mention of his title
quickly conjures up bad memories. It is permanently tied
to the evil leader who gave us the Third Reich, the
Gestapo, the Storm Troopers, the Hitler Youth, the
Society of German Maidens and other despicable groups.
It spurs images of World War II: the arming of 70
million troops worldwide, the death of about 17 million
troops, the death of about 20 million Soviet citizens,
and so many more from other nations; no one really knows
how many perished. Fuhrer or "leader" also reminds
people of the swastika, goose-steping German troops,
concentration camps, death camps, the ovens of
Auschwitz, the bombing of England, the ruins of Europe,
famine, fire, pestilence and large national debts. It
reminds people of the depraved man who touched off the
world's darkest hour. But the wicked fuhrer of WW II was
just a forewarning of the final fuhrer, and the disaster
the first fuhrer caused will pale in comparison to what
the Bible says the final fuhrer will bring in. John
said, "And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that
sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him:
and he went forth conquering, and to conquer"
(Revelation 6:2). The bow was a weapon of war and a
symbol of military power in John's day. The antichrist
will' appear with a bow in his hand, but he will have no
arrows. Daniel said, "by peace shall [he] destroy many"
What will the World Be Like When
the Antichrist Appears?
When addressing this,
the Apostle Paul used the phrase "perilous times" (2
Timothy 3:1). "Perilous times" includes war, and one of
the signs of the last days that Jesus talked about is
"wars and rumors of wars" (Matthew 24:6). While the
antichrist is negotiating peace and consolidating his
power, God will release a second horse and rider. John
said, "there went out another horse that was red: and
power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace
from the earth, and that they should kill one another:
and there was given unto him a great sword" (Revelation
6:4). The second rider will bring war to the earth.
"Perilous times" also includes "economic disaster."
While the antichrist is boasting about having solutions
to the world's problems, God will release a third horse
and rider. John said, "I beheld, and lo a black horse;
and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his
hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four
beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three
measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not
the oil and the wine" (Revelation 6:5, 6). While the
third rider will bring economic collapse to the world,
the fourth rider will bring death to millions. John
said, "I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name
that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.
And power was given unto them over the fourth part of
the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with
death, and with the beasts of the earth" (Revelation
I. He will be possessed of
extraordinary intelligence. In Daniel 7:20 he is
represented as "A horn that had eyes." It is a double
symbol. The "horn" prefigures strength; "eyes" speak of
intelligence. Again, in Daniel 8:23 he is referred to as
"A King of fierce countenance." who shall "understand
dark sentences." That which baffles others shall be
simple to him. The Hebrew word here translated "dark
sentences" is the same as the one rendered "hard
questions". It indicates that the Antichrist will be
master of all the secrets of occult science. This will
be one of his most alluring attractions. His master mind
will captivate the educated world. His marvelous store
of knowledge, his acquaintance with the secrets of
nature, his superhuman powers of perception, will stamp
him as an intellectual genius of the first magnitude.
II. In Daniel 7:20 we are told that he has "a
mouth that spake very great things." He will have a
mouth speaking very great things. He will have a perfect
command and flow of language. His oratory will not only
gain attention but command respect. Revelation 13:2
declares that his mouth is "as the mouth of a lion"
which is a symbolic expression telling of the majesty
and awe producing effects of his voice. The voice of the
lion excels that of any other beast. So the Antichrist
will out rival orators ancient and modern.
He will emerge from obscurity, but by dint of his
diplomatic skill he will win the admiration and compel
the cooperation of the political world. In the early
stages of his career he appears as "a little horn" (or
power), but it is not long before he climbs the ladder
of fame, and by means of brilliant statesmanship,
ascends its topmost rung. Like the majority of
politicians, he will not scruple to employ questionable
methods; in fact it will be by diplomatic chicanery and
intrigue that he will win his early successes. Daniel
11:21 tells us that at first they will not give to him
the honor of the kingdom, but "he shall come in
peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries." Once
he gains the ascendancy none will dare to challenge his
IV. "And through his policy also he
shall cause craft to prosper in his hand" (Dan. 8:25).
Under his regime everything will be nationalized, and
none will be able to buy or sell without his permission
(Rev. 13:17). All commerce will be under his personal
control, and this will be used for his own
aggrandizement. The wealth of the world will be at his
disposal. There are several scriptures which call
attention to this. In Daniel 11:38 we are told, "But in
his estate shall he honor the god of forces (Satan): and
a god whom his fathers knew not shall be honor with
gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant
things." Even plainer is Daniel 11:43, "But he shall
have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and
over all the precious things of Egypt." In the last
verse of Daniel 11 mention is made of his "palace."
Ezekiel. 28:4, 5 speaks of him thus, "With thy wisdom
and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee
riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy
treasures: By thy great wisdom and by thy traffic hast
thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up
because of thy riches."
V. He will be endowed
with the most extraordinary powers, so that "he shall
destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice,
and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people" (Dan.
8:24). Before his exploits the fame of Alexander and
Napoleon will be forgotten. None will be able to stand
before him. He will go "forth conquering and to conquer"
(Rev. 6:2). He will sweep everything before him so that
the world will exclaim, "Who is like unto the Beast? who
is able to make war with him?" (Rev. 13:4). His military
exploits will not be confined to a corner, but carried
out on a vast scale. He is spoken of as the man who will
"shake kingdoms" and "make the earth to tremble" (Isa.
VI. He will weld together opposing
forces. He will unify conflicting agencies. Under the
compelling power of his skill the world Powers will be
united. The dream of a League of Nations will then be
realized. A marvelous symbolic picture of this is given
us in Revelation 13:1,2: "And I stood upon the sand of
the sea, and saw a Beast rise up out of the sea, having
seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten
crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And
the Beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his
feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the
mouth of a lion: and the Dragon gave him his power, and
his seat, and great authority." Here we find the forces
of the Roman, the Grecian, the Medo-Persian, and the
Babylonian empires coalesced. He will be the personal
embodiment of the world's political authority in its
final form. So completely will the world be swayed by
the hypnotic spell cast over it by the Beast that the
ten kings of the Roman empire in its ultimate form shall
"give their kingdoms unto him" (Rev. 17:17). He will be
the last great Caesar.
VII. He will proclaim
himself God, demanding that Divine honors should be
rendered to him and sitting in the Temple shall show
himself forth that he is God (2 Thess. 2:4). Such
wonders will he perform, such prodigious marvels will he
work, the very elect would be deceived by him did not
God directly protect them. The Man of Sin will combine
in himself all the varied genius of the human race, and
what is more, he will be invested with all the wisdom
and power of Satan. He will be a master of science,
acquainted with all of nature's forces, compelling her
to give up for him her long held secrets. "In this
master-piece of Satan," says one, "will be concentrated
intellectual greatness, sovereign power and human glory,
combined with every species of iniquity, pride, tyranny,
willfulness, deceit, and blasphemy." "All the world
wondered after the Beast" (Rev. 13:3). His final triumph
shall be that men will readily pay him Divine homage,
yea, so great will be his dazzling power over men, they
will worship his very image (Rev. 13:14,15).
This coming world leader will begin by exerting
control over ten nations which were once part of the
Roman Empire . . .
"The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from [out
this kingdom [the Roman Empire ... could be 10 nations
out of the European Union)
And another shall rise after them;
he [the Antichrist] shall be different from the
and shall subdue three kings [or nations] . .
"Shall be different"... we don't
know what nationality this man will be, or what might
make him "different." In one verse he is described
as 'the Assyrian' (an area around Syria and Iraq).
This man will quickly consolidate power over 10 nations
(probably European) and then over the whole world
through treaties and war. God warns this man will
be empowered by Satan. He will lead the world into
the terrors of the Apocalypse. The world will view
him as a great leader and a man of peace. This man
will be Satan's counterfeit messiah. He will use
deception and lies to "spin" his web of deceit and to
conceal his true motives.
The Beast: The Rise of
Satan's Anti-christ . . .
"Then I stood on the sand of the sea.
And I saw a beast
rising up out of the sea,
having seven heads and ten horns,
and on his horns ten crowns,
[The book of Daniel explains these represent 10
nations he will rule]
and on his heads a blasphemous name . . .
The dragon [Satan] gave him his power,
his throne, and great authority."
"The coming of the lawless one
is according to the working of Satan,
with all power, signs [miracles], and lying wonders"
(II Th 2:9-10)
"It was granted to him to make war with the saints
and to overcome them.
And authority was given him
over every tribe, tongue, and nation."
[This "leader" will dominate
We are told quite a bit about this coming
world leader, who will someday soon rise in power . . .
He will be indwelt and empowered by Satan
He will rise to power over 10 nations [from the old
Roman Empire ... Europe?
- He will somehow be 'diverse from the rest' so we
are not certain he will be European
He will bring peace, yet conquer through treaties and
- He will be very, very popular around the
- He will be a great talker and speech maker
- He will likely be charismatic and is called the
king of fierce countenance
- He will enforce a "peace" plan or resolution
[covenant] upon nation Israel
[It doesn't say he signs this treaty, but he
enforces some coming 'peace plan' or
- He will appear to perform miracles ("lying signs
- He will require that everybody on Earth receive
a mark or identification on their
forehead or hand and nobody will legally be able
to buy or sell without it
He will declare he is "God"
- Unspeakable terror and war will then engulf
Earth for exactly 3Ѕ years (1260 days)
- He will direct the slaughter of millions
- He will lead the armies of the world into Israel
. . . Armageddon.
Second Beast will Rise.
coming Antichrist will have a partner - the false
prophet . . .
"Then I saw another beast coming up out of the
and he had two horns like a lamb
and spoke like a dragon.
And he exercises all the authority
of the first beast [the Anti-christ] in his presence,
and causes the Earth and those who dwell in it
to worship the first beast [the Anti-christ],
whose deadly wound was healed."
powerful leader will rise to power with the
Antichrist. In this prophecy God reveals some
important information and details concerning this man
"Two horns like a lamb,", but
"spoke like a dragon" tells us he will be
controlled and directed by Satan. This person,
along with the religious system he will lead, is
referred to as "The Woman Who Rides the Beast" in
the book of Revelation. This evil, blood-thirsty
"one-world" religion appears to rise out of
"Image of the Beast" . . .
"He was granted power to give breath to the image of the
that the image of the beast should both speak
and cause as many as would not worship
the image of the beast to be killed."
This false prophet will create some sort
of an "image" representing the Anti-christ. All
those who refuse to worship it will be
The "Mark of the
"He causes all, both small and great, rich and
poor, free and slave,
to receive a mark on their right hand or on their
and that no one may buy or sell except one who has
or the name of the beast, or the number of his
This mark, which is usually called the
"mark of the beast," will place everyone in peril.
Complying will ignite the wrath of God and result in a
person being cast into the lake of fire (Revelation
14:9-11). Not complying will ignite the wrath of the
antichrist and result in a person being beheaded
(Revelation 20:4). Everyone will have to decide whether
or not to take the mark. Cooperation will open the door
for a person to obtain food, water, medicine, housing,
electricity, clothing and more. But not cooperating will
prevent a person from obtaining the necessities of life.
It doesn't require much imagination to realize just how
bad this will be. There will be widespread famine. This
mark of the beast is why so many prophecy experts talk
about the coming "cashless society." They know that a
system will be needed to track all buying and selling.
They also know that computers can do that if every
transaction is scanned. So they believe money will be
replaced by a computerized scanning system that will
make the infamous mark of the beast both practical and
plausible. Fingerprint scanners, voice print scanners,
eye scanners, computerized smart cards and implanted
computer chips are already a reality that is only step
away from what the Bible predicted almost 2,000 years
The details of the little horn
of Daniel 7 and the first beast of Revelation 13 reveal
the antichrist of Bible prophecy.
|"Daniel spake and said, I saw
in my vision by night, and, behold, the four
winds of the heaven strove upon the great
great beasts came up from the
sea, diverse one from another."
first was like a lion, and had
eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof
were plucked, and it was lifted up from the
earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man,
and a man's heart was given to it."
behold another beast, a second, like to a
bear, and it raised up itself
on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth
of it between the teeth of it: and they said
thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh."
"After this I beheld, and lo another,
like a leopard, which had upon
the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast
had also four heads; and dominion was given to
"After this I saw in the night
visions, and behold a fourth beast,
dreadful and terrible, and strong
exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it
devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the
residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse
from all the beasts that were before it; and it
had ten horns."
"I considered the horns, and,
behold, there came up among them another little
horn, before whom there were three of the first
horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in
this horn were eyes like the eyes of man,
and a mouth speaking great things."
"I beheld, and
the same horn made war with the saints,
and prevailed against them" Daniel
"And the ten horns
out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall
arise: and another shall rise after them; and he
shall be diverse from the first, and he
shall subdue three kings."
"And he shall
speak great words against the most High,
and shall wear out the saints of the most High,
and think to change times and laws: and
they shall be given into his hand until a
time and times and the dividing of time."
|"And I stood upon the sand of
the sea, and saw a beast rise
up out of the sea, having
seven heads and ten
horns, and upon his horns ten crowns,
and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
And the beast which I saw was like unto
a leopard, and his feet were as
the feet of a bear, and his
mouth as the mouth of a lion:
and the dragon gave him his
power, and his seat, and great authority."
"And I saw one
of his heads as it were wounded to death; and
his deadly wound was healed: and all the world
wondered after the beast."
worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the
beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying,
Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make
war with him?"
"And there was given unto
him a mouth speaking great things and
blasphemies; and power was given unto him to
continue forty and two
"And he opened his mouth in
blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name,
and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in
"And it was given unto him to
make war with the saints, and to overcome
them: and power was given him over all kindreds,
and tongues, and nations."
"And all that
dwell upon the earth shall worship him,
whose names are not written in the book of life
of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the
"And that no
man might buy or sell, save he that had the
mark, or the name of the beast, or the
number of his name."
"Here is wisdom.
Let him that hath understanding count the number
of the beast: for it is the number of a
man; and his number is Six hundred
threescore and six." Revelation
Now lets take a closer look at
|1. The beasts arise
'out of the sea', 'up from the sea'
||Rev. 13:1, Daniel
|2. 'like unto a
leopard', 'another, like a leopard'
||Rev. 13:2, Daniel
'feet of a bear', 'like to a bear'
||Rev. 13:2, Daniel
|4. 'mouth of a lion',
'was like a lion'
||Rev. 13:2, Daniel
|5. 'the dragon', 'a
fourth beast, dreadful and terrible'
||Rev. 13:2, Daniel
|6. 'seven heads',
(the four beasts have a total of 7 heads)
||Rev. 13:1, Daniel
|7. 'ten horns', 'it
had ten horns'
||Rev. 13:1, Daniel
Notice also that the beast and
the little horn rule for the same period of time:
|8. 'forty and two
months', 'time, times, and dividing of
13:5, Daniel 7:25|
The beast and the little horn
have a notable leader:
|9. 'number of a man',
'eyes of a man'
13:18, Daniel 7:8|
The beast of Revelation 13 and
the little horn do the same things:
against God', 'speak great words'
Daniel 7:8, 20, 25|
|11.'make war with the
saints', 'made war with the saints'
||Rev. 13:2, Daniel
Here are some additional
power and position comes from the
|12. 'gave him his power, and his
seat, and great authority', "fourth
beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong
exceedingly... and it had ten horns.'
13:2, Daniel 7:7 |
The beast receives a deadly
|13. 'wounded to death'
This wound is healed and the
beast regains worldwide influence and
|14. 'and his deadly wound was
The beast is a religious power
that receives worship:
|15. 'all the world
worshipped the beast', "shall be diverse"
13:3-4, Daniel 7:24 |
books of Revelation and Daniel God gives us a
thorough description of the antichrist of Bible
prophecy. It is important to identify the
antichrist because from it will come the sign,
or "mark", of it's authority. Against this mark,
"the mark of the beast", or the mark
of the authority of the antichrist, comes one of
the Bible's strongest prohibitions.
the third angel followed them, saying with a
loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his
image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or
in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of
the wrath of God, which is poured out without
mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he
shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in
the presence of the holy angels, and in the
presence of the Lamb:" Revelation 14:9-10
|16. 'And he causeth all, to receive
a mark', 'think to change times and
13:15-17, Daniel 7:25|
(see also Romans
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