The antiChrist

The Greek word “anti” means against and in place of. The Greek word “christos” means anointed one. It is from it we derive the English word Christ. It is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew Mashiach,” which also means the anointed one. The antichrist therefore is a political figure who shall rise up on the world political scene in the latter days and claim that he is the Christ. He shall not be the only one who will claim to be the Christ or Messiah, but he shall be the ultimate antiMessiah. He shall claim divinity, and demand worship of all men.

“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”(2 Thess.2:4 KJV).“And they 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?”(Rev.13:4 KJV).

He is not the only one that shall claim to be the Christ; for it is written: “for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”(Matt.24:5).

“You have heard that the antiChrist shall come, but even now there are many antichrists; whereby ye know that it is the last time. They went out from us but they were not all of us. If they had been of us, they would not doubt have continued with us”(1 Jon.2:17-20).

Therefore we must distinguish the spirit of the antiChrist from the person of the antiChrist. The spirit of the antiChrist denies that Jesus is the Christ.

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”(1 John‬ ‭2:22-23‬ ‭KJV‬‬).

The spirit of the antiChrist has been in manifestation ever since.

“And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”(1 John‬ ‭4:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬).

The spirit of the antiChrist is the spirit of deceit. It is the spirit of denial. Those who confess not that Jesus is come in the flesh are deceivers and denialists. They are historical as well as theological revisionists.

“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”(2 John‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬).

Therefore we must distinguish the spirit of the antiChrist from the person of the antiChrist. The spirit of the antiChrist denies that Jesus is the Christ.

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”(1 John‬ ‭2:22-23‬ ‭KJV‬‬).

The spirit of the antiChrist has been in manifestation ever since.

“And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”(1 John‬ ‭4:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬). “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”(2 John‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬).

But the antiChrist shall be the ultimate impersonation of Jesus the Christ. There have been many false messiahs in history, but he surpasses them all. He shall not brook any rival. He shall sit in the place of God in the Temple God, displaying himself as being God(2 Thess.2:5). The antiChrist shall display himself in the rebuilt third Jewish temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem claiming to be God.

Of late, there is a speculation amongst Christian writers of a Muslim antiChrist. If the antiChrist would be a Muslim, he would not claim to be the Christ. If the antichrists shall come out from amongst us, no doubt the ultimate antiChrist shall come out from amongst us(1 Jon.2:18,19). It is the western democracies, the so called Christian nations of the West that will give rise to the antiChrist. The ultimate form of democracy is dictatorship. The antiChrist like Adolf Hitler will be the ultimate dictator. The antiChrist will be a smart Alec, a powerful orator like Hitler. He will be a smooth talker. Using his devilish wisdom, he would amass great wealth. He will arrive on the world’s political scene uniting virtually two impossible peoples to deal with, the iron and the clay(Dan.2:40-43). These are the western postdemocracies and some Islamic and Arab pseudodemocracies, and some banana democracies of Africa. But make no mistake about it, the ultimate ruler of the final Beast Empire will be of western descent. He will build the most powerful empire in history uniting the most four powerful nations in Europe and six nations in the Middle East and Africa.

The Ten Nation Confederation Of The Eighth And Final Beast Empire of Satan

He will bring temporary peace to the Middle East conflict, bringing temporary settlement to the Palestinian question, reconciling Jews and Arabs and enabling Jews to rebuild their temple on the Temple Mount and resume animal sacrifice and grain offerings. He will amass the most powerful army in history, a huge proportion of them garrisoned in the Middle East, posing as the protector and benefactor of Israel and the Jewish people. He shall stockpile food, medicine and other supplies which he shall use as bargaining chips to brand men for his kingdom. He shall introduce a system of enumeration based on social security number and biometric data to identify every citizen of his kingdom. In this article, we shall use the words antiChrist and antiMessiah interchangeably; for they mean the same thing. antiChrist is transliteration from the Greek, and antiMessiah is transliterated from both Greek and Hebrew.

His Appellatives.

The antiChrist is a composite personality. No one name fully describes this amazing superman that shall lead the world into the abyss. Each of these Appellatives describes various aspects of this composite personality. By examining these various Appellatives of his, we shall be able to grasp the complexity of his personality.

(1) The antiChrist

He shall have many names and titles. However, the most popular of them all shall be the antiChrist(1 Jon.2:18). Each of these Appellatives is descriptive of an aspect of His character. He is called the antiChrist because he is “against” and “in place of” the true Christ, the anointed one. He shall be the substitute Christ, but an esertz, an inferior and fake substitute nonetheless.

(2) The Man Of Sin

He is also called the Man of Sin.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”(2 Thess.2:3‬‭). It is as though he were created to sin. He delights and glories in sin. He would be born in sin. He lives in sin and dies in sin.

(3) The Lawless One

He is called the wicked one or the man of lawlessness.

“And then shall that wicked be revealed”(2 Thess.2:8a).

“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world leith in wickedness”(1 Jon.5:19).

The word translated wickedness is better rendered wicked one or lawless one, that is, the Devil. Like his father, the Devil, the antiChrist shall be lawless. He shall not regard the laws of God nor any other. He shall be law unto himself.

(4) The Son Of Destruction

He is the son of destruction (2 Thess.2:3). He is the son of Abaddon or Apollyon, the angel and King of the bottomless pit out of which he ascends(Rev. 9:11, 11:7, 17:8). Like his father, the Devil, the thief cometh not but to steal, to kill, and to destroy(Jon.8:44). The antiChrist shall be the ultimate destroyer. He will be the destroyer of the children of God. He will be the destroyer of humanity in general. The antiChrist will destroy the earth. God will destroy those who destroy the Earth(Rev.11:18c). Therefore God will destroy antiChrist at Armageddon(Rev.19:20).

(5) Death, Hell, Lies, And Falsehood

Technically the 70th week begins when the antiMessiah signs a 7-year peace agreement with Israel. This peace treaty is called the covenant with death or agreement with Hell by the prophet Isaiah.

“Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with Death, and with Hell are we in agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves”(Is.28:14,15).

At that time, according to the prophet Isaiah, Israel shall be ruled by scornful men. This agreement shall give the deluded leaders and some of the people of Israel an illusion of peace. Because of the precarious situation of Israel at that time, due to hostility from its Arab and Islamic neighbors, Israel shall seek protection from the most powerful ruler of the most powerful empire in history. Rather than trust in the God of Israel, they shall trust in man whose breath is in his nostrils(Is.2:22). Their utterance and attitude will be because we have made a peace treaty with this great world leader, the Great Tribulation(the overflowing scourge), will not come upon us. They have made lies their refuge, and hid themselves under falsehood. Here the agreement itself and the person with whom it was made are referred to as lies and falsehood. A man is not different from his words. As a man is, so are his words. The antiChrist like Adolf Hitler, of whom he is a reincarnation, will not be bound by his words, who broke the Munich agreement to invade Poland and the Molotov-Rubbentrop agreement to invade Russia.

“And your covenant with Death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with Hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report”(Is.28:18,19).

Whereas the scornful leaders of Israel shall have great confidence in this covenant with death, it shall be disannulled by Heaven. Therefore their agreement with Hell, shall not stand. Although Israel shall enjoy relative peace during the first three and one-half years under the protection of the antiChrist, it shall become the victim, the sacrificial lamb as it were of the Great Tribulation by the antiChrist in the second half of the 70th week. How can any sensible people make a covenant of peace with death, and be in agreement with Sheol(Hell), take refuge in lies, and hide themselves under falsehood, except their God had sold them short because they have forsaken Him? When the antiMessiah shall invade Israel in the Jerusalem Campaign, defile the rebuilt Jewish temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem(the third temple) with a statue of himself, deify himself, and demand to be worshipped, the covenant of apostasy as biblical scholars call it shall be broken. It is called the covenant of apostasy because it shall cause some of the people God to abandon the worship of Jehovah and embrace a false god, the antiChrist(humanism). It shall be a vexation of spirit so terrifying for the children of Israel to understand the report when it happens upon them suddenly in the middle of the 70th week.

(6) The Abomination Of Desolation

He will be the abomination of desolation.

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week 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, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate”(Dan.9:27‬‭).

Our Lord Jesus in His Olivet Discourse made reference to the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet.

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, [whoso readeth, let him understand:]”(Matt.24:15‬).

The wings of abomination means the extreme point of abomination. The antiChrist is the Abomination of desolation standing where it ought not(Mk.13:14). He is the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy Place(Matt.24:15). The statue, robotic image or hologram of the antiChrist displayed in the Holy Of Holies of the Rebuilt Jewish Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem shall be the ultimate affront on God. The king(antiChrist) shall do as he wills and pleases; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done, that is, poured out upon the desolate. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard God: for he shall magnify himself above all(Dan.11:36,37). The antiMessiah shall be smooth between the legs; he shall derive sexual pleasure by some other means as did Adolf Hitler. Perhaps he shall be a sadomasochist.

(7) Gog

He is called Gog of the land of Magog, the head of Meshech, and Tuval(Ezek.38:2). Heaps of prophetic books have been written by some of our brethren of the pretribulation persuasion who sensationalize Ezekiel 38 & 39. They call it the Gog and Magog war. They call it the last global war that shall be fought before the Rapture in which Russia shall invade Israel. They also say that the Rapture is imminent. By that they mean that no prophesied events shall occur before the Rapture takes place. What about the Gog and Magog war, is it not a prophesied event? I wonder! Almost all of these books are now consigned to the refuse of history, being based on the sensationalism of the geopolitics of the times in which they were written, in which Soviet Union or Russia nearly invaded Israel but never did. I dare say, will never do; for Gog, though a proper name, is a title.

Like the kings of Egypt were called Pharaoh in ancients times, so were the leaders of Magog called Gog. Gog, of the land of Magog who is the head of Magog, Meshech and Tuval shall unite these three ethnic Caucasians of Germany and White Russia to form a three nation coalition which will be the power base nations of the Eighth And final Beast Empire of Satan. This is a hard task. This is one of the feats of politics which the antiChrist shall accomplish. These three nation coalition, shall unite with Javan(Greece or Greek Syria known as Seleucia), and six other nations in the Middle East and Africa[Libya, Sudan, Babylon, Persia, Gomer and Togamar(Turkey, Azerbaijan)] to form the Eighth And Final Beast Empire of Satan, of which the Beast-antiChrist shall be the overall ruler or emperor. There shall be no separate war called Gog and Magog war in which the Russian Federation shall invade Israel. Gog and his allies mentioned in Ezekiel 38 & 39 are the antiChrist and the armies of his ten nation confederation and allied nations at Armageddon. It is the last and final battle of this age which shall bring it to a close. After this battle, the prophet Ezekiel describes the Fourth and millennial temple and the ordinances of the priesthood(Ezek.40-44). The Millennium has begun.

(8) The Little Horn

He is called the little horn(Dan.7:8,24,25). The fourth ferocious nondescript beast of Daniel’s dream represents the final stage of the Roman Empire. It has ten horns. The ten horns are the ten kings and nations of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire of Satan of Satan. After the ten horns arises a little horn which rooted out three of the ten horns. Horns signify power and authority. The little horn had eyes which signal intelligence. The antiChrist shall be burdened with devilish intelligence. He has a mouth speaking great things. He shall speak blasphemous words against the Most High. He shall be the ultimate blasphemer of the God of Israel, the Most High God. He shall wear out the saints of the Most High. He shall be the worst persecutor of the Jews and believers in Jesus the Christ.

He shall attempt to change times and laws. He shall do away with the appointed feast of the Jews and Christians. He shall abolish the observance of Jewish feasts of Passover, The day of Atonement, the feasts of tabernacles and Pentecost etc and Christian feasts like Easter and Christmas which commemorate the resurrection of Jesus the Christ and His birth respectively. He shall succeed to some extent within the bounds of the three and one-half years allotted to him to have total control of all the Earth. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end(Dan.7:26).

(9) The Extremely Powerful And Ungodly King

He is the extremely powerful and ungodly King(Ezek.4:8,9; Dan.11:38). His gains and successes shall be short lived and temporary; for after three and one-half years, beginning from the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel, he shall be defeated by the true Christ at Armageddon and consigned to the flames alive.

(10) The Abominable Branch

“But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stone of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet”(Is.14:19).

He is called the abominable Branch; for the abyss and Sheol shall reject and spew Him out after he is killed and buried at Armageddon. Even the wicked rulers of the Earth who are consigned to the shaft of the abyss shall abhor him.

(11) The Destroyer And Extortioner

He is called the destroyer and extortioner.

“Let my outcasts dwell with thee, Moab: be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at hand, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land”(Is.16:4).

He shall be a destroyer like Abandon or Apollyon, the angel of the bottomless pit out of which he ascends(Rev.11:7). We have already mentioned the fact that he shall be the destroyer of the Earth and its inhabitants. He shall also be the ultimate extortioner. How else shall the antiMessiah raise money to finance his vast empire that stretches through Eastern and Western Europe to the Mediterranean world including huge swaths of North Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia, the Americas, and Australia and New Zealand and his armies without fleecing his subjects. Every woman knows that the primary and straight road to a man’s heart and pocket is his gullet and stomach, his secrets being secondary. The same is true of everyone else. The antiChrist will monopolize food. No one would be able to buy and sell or transact any businesses without being branded with the Mark of the Beast.

There probably will be some kind of economic boom before the antChrist takes control of the ten nation confederation. With the current advancement in genetic engineering and Genetically Modified Food(GMO), agricultural boom in the future would not be far fetched. Even now, food does not go round primarily because of greed, corruption and mismanagement. The leftover from the United States alone is in excess of the needs in Africa per day. Being the smart Alec that he is, the antiChrist shall stockpile food, medicine and all other supplies. No one would get any of these except on his terms. Whoever has the monopoly over the commodity also determines the price of it.

“He that withholds the corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it”(Prov.11:26).

Eventually the people of God who he denies food shall curse him, and he shall come to his Waterloo at Armageddon.

(12) The Spoiler And Oppressor

He is called the spoiler and oppressor. The antiChrist will invade and conquer Egypt. He will loot the archeological treasures and artworks of Egypt.

“He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.”(Dan.11:42,43).

In his invasion of Egypt he will be assisted by Libya and Sudan. These two African nations north of the Sahara are part of his empire. He will loot the national treasuries and treasures of conquered nations. He will confiscate the treasures of banks together with the deposits of account holders. He will confiscate the mines and oil wells of conquered nations.

(13) The Head Of The House Of Evil

He shall be called the head of the house of evil.

“Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.”(Hab.3:13).

The antichrist shall be the head of every evil imaginable. He will not regard any God. He shall proclaim himself God, and demand worship of all and sundry. He shall promote idolatry by encouraging his worshippers to make images of himself in gold, silver, precious stones, and wood, every man according to what he can afford, to worship. He shall starve to death and kill those who refuse to worship him. He shall behead the believers who in those days shall profess the word of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus(Rev.20:4). The antiChrist shall practise every evil imaginable. He shall legalize nudism, fornication and adultery, incest, pedophelia, bestiality, homosexuality and lesbianism and gay marriages, and sexual immoralities of all sorts in order to destroy the fabric of the home and society.

(14) The Beast

Ultimately, he is called the beast. In the Scroll Of Revelation, the word beast is used interchangeably to refer to the nations which Satan used to persecute Israel or its kings. The context determines which usage is in place. Sometimes, the phenomenon of double reference is invoked. In Rev.13, John the revelator stood on the beach, and he saw a beast rise up out of the sea. The sea signifies the mass of humanity. It could also stand for the underworld of the dead. It is likely both of them are implied. The beast shall come from the underworld of the dead into the world through the mass of humanity. The beast has seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his head, the name of blasphemy. The seven heads are the seven beast empires that Satan has used to persecuted Israel throughout its history. These are Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medopersia, Greece, Rome and

The Beasts Of Daniel’s Vision

The ten horns are the ten nations of the Eighth And Final Beast Empire of Satan. The ten horns have ten crowns which are indicative of sitting kings, contemporaneous. The beast which I saw was like a leopard(Greece, Dan.7:6), and his feet were like the feet of a bear(Medopersia, Dan.7:5), and his mouth as the mouth of a lion( Babylon, Dan.7:4). And the Dragon gave him his power, his seat, and great authority. This is referent to a person. 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(Rev.13:2,3). One of heads was wounded to death, and the deadly wound was healed indicates that one of the leaders of these seven beast empires shall be a dead man come back to life. The realization that he is a dead man come back to life shall be the singular most important factor that shall fill the world with awe, amazement and terror and no one would be willing to oppose him.

“Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sitteth.”(Rev.17:9).

Mountains like heads signal kingdoms. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and he cometh, he must continue a short space. At the time John was writing, five were history. The one that was in existence at that time was the Roman Empire. The seventh that would last for a short time was Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Germany that lasted for a short period of 12 years(1933-45). The beast that was, and is not, even he is the eight, and of the seven and goeth into perdition(Rev.16:11). The beast who ruled over one of the seven previous beast empires shall come back to life to rule over the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan. The whole world shall be amazed, and follow after the beast. It will be the fact that the beast is a dead man come back to life that bring the world to submission to the antiChrist.

(15) Man

The antiMessiah is also called Man.

“Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?”(Isaiah 2:22 KJV).

Although this verse in Isaiah can be applied to any man, however, in context, the reference is to the antiChrist. The context is the Day of the Lord in the second half of the 70th week of Daniel. Those who trusted in the antiMessiah’s promise of utopia shall be hopelessly disappointed that he shall not be able to defend them when God arises to shake terribly the Earth and punish men for the evils. Though the antiMessiah is a fallen evil spirit that ascends from the abyss, he is clothed in a mortal body and therefore subject to the death. He is by no means in invincible and indestructible.

(16) The Coming Prince

“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”(Daniel 9:26 KJV).

The people of the prince that shall come is the Roman army led by General Titus Vespasian who destroyed the Second Jewish Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem in 70 AD. But the prince that shall come or better still the Coming Prince himself is the antiChrist. This verse of the Holy Writ conclusively proves that the antiMessiah shall come out of the revived Roman Empire and not out of the Mideast or the Islamic world as some teach.

(17) Another That Shall Come In His Own Name

“I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.”(John 5:43 KJV).

Here Jesus rebuked the Jewish leadership of His day for the failure to recognize and received Him as the Messiah. He came in His Father’s Name who they claim is their God. He performed outstanding miracles in His Father’s Name which no other man did before Him, yet they rejected Him. When the antiMessiah shall come in his own name claiming to be God(2 Thess.2:3) and the true Messiah, him they will receive. (18) The Assyrian

There are quite a number of references to the Assyrian in the Scriptures(Isa.10:5,24, 14:25, 19:23,23:13, 30:31, 31:8,52:4; Ezek.31:3; Hos.5:13,11:5; Mic.5:5,6). There are biblical scholars of prophecy who believe the Assyrian is a reference to the antiMessiah, but this is doubtful.

Summary Of His Appellatives

There are a total of 25 appellatives of the antiChrist. Because some of them occur in tandem in the same verse of the Scriptures we have listed some of them under the same rubrics.

The Identity Of The antiMessiah.

There are certain features that characterize the antiChrist. These features put together form a whole which like that of the Christ would be impossible for anyone else to copy.

(1) Indwelt by Satan.

Precisely in the middle of the 70th seven, there will be war in the heavens.

“And there war in the heavens: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in the heavens. And the great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceive the the whole World; he was cast out into the Earth, and his angels were cast out with him”(Rev.12:7-10).

Immediately Satan is cast down to the Earth, he possesses the antiChrist. Therefore the antiChrist shall be a man indwelt or better still possessed by Satan.

“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.”(Rev.13:1-3‬‭).

(2) Empowered By Satan.

Once the antiChrist is possessed by Satan, he will be empowered by Satan. And the Dragon gave him his power, seat, and great authority(Rev.13:2c). Remember that up to this time Satan has the rulership of the Earth which he usurped from Adam, God’s representative in the earthly realm of His universal kingdom. Satan is the real ruler of this age(Jon.14:30), but because he has no physical body, he must, of necessity, rule the world by proxy just as God does. When Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness, he took him to a very high mountain, and showed Him the kingdoms of this world and the glory of them. He said to Jesus, “all these have been delivered unto me, and I will give them to whomsoever I will.” Jesus did not challenge him on that count because legally, he Satan has the rulership of the Earth. At this point Satan hands over all his authority to the antiChrist to rule the Earth on his behalf. Satan is a spirit being; he has no physical body. Therefore he cannot rule the earth directly: he must do so by proxy.

(3) Self-apotheosis.

The moment Satan indwells the antiChrist and empowers him, he declares himself God, and demands worship of all mortals.

“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”(2 Thess.2:4‬‭).

He does this precisely in the middle of the 70th seven, in the Holy of Holies of the rebuilt Jewish temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. This is the abomination of desolation, the ultimate affront on the God of Israel.

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week 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, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”(Dan.9:27).

When you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet stand in the Temple, he that readeth, let him understand(Matt.24:15).

He will not regard any gods. The only god he will recognize is the god of forces or munitions.

“Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.”(Dan.11:37‬‭).

There are some that teach that the antiChrist will be a Jew because of this reference that he will not regard the God of his fathers. The word rendered God here is the Hebrew word elohim. It is the plural of el which is a generic term for god. El could refer to the God of Israel or the abomination of the Gentiles or important human personality. Elohim could be used as the plurality of majesty to refer to the monotheistic God YaHWeH whom the Jews worship. But the fact that the antiChrist will be a Magogite invalidates this argument. The statement, “neither shall he regard the God of his fathers” should be better translated, “neither shall he regard the gods of his ancestors” or ” neither shall he regard the gods his ancestors worshipped. The antiChrist will be irreligious. He will magnify himself above all that is called God or worshipped. On this count, the antiChrist cannot be a muslim, because Muslims are not atheists. Our brother Joel Richardson has popularized the view of late that the antiChrist will be a muslim from the Mideast, Turkey to be precise. This view is presumptive; it cannot be biblically substantiated. It contradicts the fact that the antiChrist is an atheist.

(4) A Powerful And Ungodly Military Leader.

The antiMessiah will be a powerful and extremely ungodly military leader. He will lead his vast armies in the Jerusalem campaign in which he relocates his headquarters from Europe to Jerusalem. When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, let him that readeth understand(Matt.24:15).

“He shall plant the tabernacle of palace between the seas in the glorious Holy Mountain”(Dan.11:45).

He shall lead his armies in the Jehoshaphat campaign(Joel 3:1,2,9,12-16, Zech.14:2). He shall lead his armies at Armageddon(Ezek. 38:4,8,9; Dan.11:38). He shall go forth conquering and to conquer(Rev.6:2). Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all(Dan.11:37). So the antiMessiah shall be a warrior and a powerful military leader, but an ungodly one for that matter.

(5) He Will Be Smooth Between The Legs

The antiChrist will be smooth between the legs. He will not regard the desire of women. He probably will be a celibate, but perhaps not a virgin. He will remain unmarried. Therefore he will have no offspring. He will derive sexual pleasure by some other means. He will probably be a sadomasochist. “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.”(Dan.11:37‬‭).

(6) A Dead Ruler Of One Of The Previous Seven Beast Empires Of Satan.

“The beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition”(Rev.17:11).

The Scripture makes it clear here that the antiMessiah shall be a man who ruled over one of the seven previous Beast empires of Satan. He was and is not. He was killed with a military weapon in battle. He died and was buried. But he shall come back to life to rule over the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan. He shall go into perdition. If his coming back to life was a genuine resurrection, he would not die again. Those who rise from the dead like Jesus did have glorified eternal immortal resurrection bodies. That he would die again shows that his resurrection was fake. This attempt at false resurrection is what shall frighten the living wicked earth-dwellers to follow after the beast, saying, who is like unto the beast, and who is able to make war with him? Naturally ordinary human beings will be afraid of a dead man come back to life, but the true believers in and followers of Jesus the Christ will not. They have passed from death into live, and would not fear a man supposedly dead who came back to life. So the genuine believers shall be able to resist him, and not succumb to his machinations.

(7) Killed By A Fatal Wound To The Head With a Military Weapon.

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(Rev.13:3). This is a metaphor. Ordinarily, there is nothing wonderful about the healing of a wound that would make the World to wonder. That the deadly wound was healed implied that he came back to life. This is a false resurrection. He did not come back to life with the same body. It is his soul and spirit that came back to life. His old body decayed. He received a new but mortal body. This is not the same as the glorified eternal immortal resurrection body because it would die again. He had a wound by the sword, and did live(Rev.13:14). He was killed with a military weapon, a sword, and did live. In other words, he came back to life despite his deadly wound.

(8) A Dead Man Come Back To life To rule The Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan.

“The beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and of the seven, and goeth into perdition”(Rev.17:11).

The antiChrist will be a dead man who ruled over one of the seven previous Beast Empires Of Satan, who will come back to life to rule over the Eighth And Beast Empire Of Satan.

“I saw one of heads as it were wounded to death, and his deadly wound was healed”(Rev.13:3).

And the second Beast, the enforcer, also called the false prophet, who exercised all the power of the first beast, caused all the Earth, and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed(Rev.13:12).

“And the beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they beheld the beast that was, and is not, and yet is”(Rev.17:8).

Those who shall worship him are those who do not have eternal life. The true and genuine believers will never be worshippers and adorers of the Dragon-Beast. They would rather be dead than bow before a false man-made god, the Beast or his image.

(9) He Will Receive The Absolute Allegiance Of The World When They Recognize He Is A Dead Man Come Back To Life.

Rev.17:8 makes it clear that the major reason why the living wicked earth-dwellers will worship the beast is because he is a dead man come back to life. They worshipped him, and they worshipped the Dragon, saying, who is able to make war with the beast. These have no prior knowledge of these things, and their names were not written in the scroll of life from the foundation of the world(Rev.17:8). His deadly wound was healed(Rev.13:12). That means he came back to life from the dead. For the greater part of his career, the antiMessiah shall travel incognito. But precisely in the middle of the 70th seven when he makes his debut at the rebuilt Jewish temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, the veil of incognito shall be removed. It is at point that his true identity will be revealed to the living wicked earth-dwellers who shall be frightened to capitulate to his authority. That is why believers must be taught these things before hand in order that they might not be deceived with the rest of the world. They should have the facts at their fingertips. So that they will not be frightened by surprise. Even a lion can be killed by surprise.

(10) A Japhethite From The Lineage Of Magog.

As we have pointed earlier, Gog is one of the Appellatives of the antiMessiah. Gog is from the land of Magog, and he is the head of Meshech and Tuval(Ezek. 38:2). Magog, Meshech, and Tuval are the sons of Japheth(Gen.10:2). This fact alone eliminates and disqualifies five of the seven heads of the previous beast empires which were not of Japhetic descent. The Egyptian Empire, the first of these empires was founded by Mizraim, one of the grand sons of Ham. Therefore the Egyptian Empire is of Hamitic origin.

“And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod, the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom were Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of this land went Asshur, and built Nineveh, and the city of Rehovoth, and Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city”(Gen.10:8-22).

We can see from here that the foundations of both cities of Babylon and Assyria were Hamitic. But the rulers of these empires were Semitic. The founders and rulers of the Medopersian Empire were the Medes and the Persians. Both Medai and Tiras were the sons of Japheth. They were not Magogites. Magog was their elder brother. So, the rulers of this Empire are disqualified. So also are the rulers of the Greek Empire who descended from Javan, another son of Japhet. That leaves us with the rulers of the Roman Empire and Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Indeed the founders and rulers of these two Empires are Japhetic through the line of Magog. The patrician families that founded Rome in the plain of Latium were Magogites. Adolf Hitler, the sole ruler of Nazi Germany was a magogite, originally from Austria. He was succeeded by Admiral Carl Donitz who merely surrendered to the Allies. So, Adolf Hitler was the sole and absolute ruler of Nazi Germany.

The interesting thing is that none of the Emperors of the Roman Empire will be recognized were we to see them in the streets of Rome today. All we have are their bursts. We have no photographs of them. Photography had not been developed in their day. We have photographs of Adolf Hitler; in fact, he is the most recognizable face on television worldwide. Besides, he is the only one of the rulers of the seven heads conclusively proven to have died of wound from a military weapon(a sword) in the context of battle. Indeed, Hitler shot himself with a pistol in a bunker at the chancellery in Berlin while the Soviets were closing in on him. Nero committed suicide by stabbing himself to death, but he will not be recognizable if he reappears in our day. To be candid, Nero was not particularly antisemitic. He hated all non-romans. That leaves Adolf Hitler as the only viable candidate.

Adolf Hitler claimed to be God. In one of his speeches I read, he said, if there is God, I am the second God. If there is no God, I am God. To use if in reference to the existence of God is to cast aspersions on the person of God, because if introduces doubt. It is exactly the same thing that Satan did in the garden of Eden by suggesting to Eve, has God said, thereby casting doubt into her mind. In that statement also by Adolf Hitler is the seed of the desire in Satan to be like The Most High: I will be like The Most High(Is.14:14).

(11) A Transhuman.

The antiChrist will be a man whose soul ascends from the abyss.

“And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascended out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them”(Rev.11:7).”

“And as it is appointed unto men to die once, and after this the judgment”(Heb.9:27).

Reincarnation is not a biblical doctrine. But that does not mean that Satan does not practice it; for he is the author of all misbegotten ideas, and attempts to pervert the works of God. He is the author of lies(Jon.8:44). When the souls of pure humans depart this world at the severance of the spirit and soul from the body, before the coming of The Messiah, they were not sent into the abyss. They were either sent to Hell or Paradise. The abyss is the part of the underworld of the dead that demarcates Hell from Paradise under the OT dispensation.

Prior to the coming of the Lord, no man had ascended into Heaven but He that came down from Heaven, even the Son Of Man who is in Heaven(Jon.3:13). At the resurrection of The Messiah, the OT saints in Paradise were taken to Heaven. In the NT dispensation, that part of the underworld of the dead is either empty or nonexistent. Today when pure human souls depart this world, they are either sent straight to paradise in Heaven above or Hell beneath depending on whether they are washed by the blood of the Lamb or not, that is, justified or condemned. That is not to say that Satan cannot arrest and intercept and divert some of those bound to Hell and retrain them for his nefarious acts. This is a bit beyond the scope of this work, I cannot go any further.

So, no pure human souls were sent into the abyss. The only ones sent there were the sons of gods who cohabited with human females, and gave rise to a species of humans called the “nephilim” in Hebrew. “Nephilim” is plural of “naphal” which means fallen one. It is used to designate fallen angels which cohabited with human females. These humanoids or transhumans were very wicked, and evil was increased on the Earth in those days. As we have pointed out earlier, this was an attempt to corrupt the whole human race through cross-breeding them with fallen evil angels or demons. This process of hybridization was introduced by Satan in order to corrupt the whole human race and thereby prevent the coming of The Messiah, who shall be the seed of the woman(Gen.3:15). Satan wanted no pure human males or females. He wanted to abort God’s plan to rescue humanity from the ravages of sin. God needed a pure human line to bring in the Messiah who must be wholly human into the world. But God preserved Noah and his family; for he was pure in his descendants(Gen.6:9). Noah was pure in his descendants because he was not hybridized. Of the whole population of the Earth at the deluge, Noah and his family were the only ones who were not corrupted by the satanic hybridization programme. Noah and his family were sinners like the others. They were regarded as righteous because they were pure humans and others were not.

How did Satan accomplish this? Remember he was the highest archangel. At the rebellion, he was found guilty and thrown out of Heaven of heavens, but was not divested of his anointing. He has the power to clothe his fallen evil angels with human body. Not all the people we see on Earth today are pure humans. There are humanized demons and demonized humans, and there are hybrid humans or transhumans or humanoids. There are people whom Heaven will not admit, no matter how often they outwardly confess Jesus. This may be hard for some to swallow, but it is true.

At the deluge, these humanoids, the fallen evil angels who cohabited with human females and their offspring(hybrid humans) were consigned to the abyss where they are imprisoned in chains under darkness.

“The angels who kept not their first estate, but left their own habitations, God had imprisoned in chains under darkness, waiting for the judgment of the great day”(1 Pet.2:4; Jud.1:6).

They have a king over them, the angel of the bottomless pit whose name is Abaddon in Hebrew or Apollyon in Greek(Rev.9:11). If the antiMessiah ascends from the abyss, he must have been here on Earth before as a humanoid, died and was sent to the abyss. And this is indeed the case; for he is a dead man who ruled one of the previous seven Beast Empires Of Satan, and come back to life to rule over the Eighth And Final Beast Empire Of Satan. So, the antiChrist is not a human spirit and soul, but a fallen evil angel or a humanoid or transhuman. That is why he is called the son of Apollyon, who is the king and the angel of the bottomless pit. He comes from the bottomless pit and will go into destruction and return to the bottomless pit.

The Career Of The antiChrist.

The antiMessiah shall come to the world stage as the overthrower of the leaders of three great and powerful European nations.

“And the ten horns out of this kingdom are the ten kings that shall arise: and another shall arise after them: and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings”(Dan.6:24 KJV, emphases added).

These are Magog, Meshech, and Tuval(Ezek. 38:2,3).

“And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:”(Ezek.38:1-3‬‭).

The Magogites are the Germanic people. Originally they include the Anglus and the Saxons and the Franks, and the German speaking people of Germany and Austria, the Sudetenland, Silesia and Russia. The people of Meshech and Tuval are found in today’s Russian federation. It will be hard to unite these people. The Russians and the Germans do not naturally agree. The Russians are suspicious of other people because they have been betrayed so many times in their history. During the WWII, Adolf Hitler broke the Molotov-Rubentrop Pact to invade Russia. This shall be one of the many political feats that the Man Of Sin shall accomplish. He shall unite these three powerful European nations with Javan(Greece or Greek Syria), and six other nations in Africa and the Mid East to form a ten nation confederation.

Traditionally, these are nations that do not agree, the western and supposedly Christian democratic nations and the autocratic Arab and Islamic nations. The western nations shall be militarily strong and powerful, but the Arab and Islamic nations shall not be so strong. This is indeed a true mixture of the iron and the clay as represented by the ten toes of the statue of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.

“His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.”(Dan.2:33,41,42).

He shall sign a seven-year peace treaty with Israel in the behalf of this ten nation confederation.

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week 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, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”(Dan.9:27).

There are some biblical scholars that argue that it shall be the strengthening of an already existing pact like the Abraham Accords rather than entirely new pact, based on the wording in Hebrew. The prophet Isaiah called it the covenant with death and agreement with Sheol(Hell). It is the covenant of apostasy. The Israelis shall think that they have protection through this covenant, not knowing it shall lead to the destruction of so many of them.

“And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with Hell(Sheol) shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report”(Is.28:18,19).

He shall have no intentions of keeping this peace treaty. He shall keep it as long as it serves his purpose. The antiMessiah shall be a political guru, a consummate politician. He shall bring temporary peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors, especially between Israel and the Palestinians, allowing Israel to rebuild their temple on Mount Moriah, and resume temple worship and animal sacrifice and grain and drink offerings. This will be another great political feat that the antiMessiah shall effect. Presently the Muslim Waqf which administers the Temple Mount, do not permit Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. Jews who move their lips while there are arrested. Inspite of these supposedly insurmountable obstacles, the Jews have procured all materials needed for the rebuilding of the Third Temple. Priests from the tribe of Levi, and members of the high priestly family of Aaron have been identified by DNA tests, trained and are rehearsing and doing test runs in preparation for the resumption of temple worship and animal sacrifice and drink and grain offerings. A pure red heifer has been found. Cloning and reproduction are in progresss. With modern technology, the temple can be rebuilt literally overnight. Besides, a gigantic temple need not be built. A tabernacle-like structure may suffice.

He shall appear on the world stage riding upon a white horse. He has a bow, but there are no arrows in it. This is the first seal of Rev.6:1-2.

“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 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.”

This is subtle peace diplomacy. This will lead him as far as it goes. He shall change tactics, and switch over to war. This is the second seal of red horse and rider.

“And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And 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.”(Rev.6:4).

There will be wars and rumors of wars(Matt.24:6,7b). During the first three and one-half years of the 70th seven of Daniel, Israel shall enjoy relative peace and tranquility guaranteed by the antiMessiah and his allies. The signing of this peace treaty shall be the terminus-a-quo(starting point) of the 70th seven of Daniel. He shall subdue Egypt and many other nations in Africa and the Middle East, but Edom, Moab, and Ammon shall escape.

“He shall enter also into the glorious land(through peace agreement), and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.”(Dan.11:41-43‬‭).

He will be helped by the Libyans and Sudanese who are part of his Eighth Beast Empire Of Satan.

There are some biblical scholars of prophecy who believe that the only reasons these nations shall escape from being invaded by the antiChrist is because they shall be neutral nations. These ancient kingdoms are in the vicinity of present day Jordan. However, this nation shall not be neutral at all. It is obviously not part of the ten nation coalition but an ally of the antiChrist. It shall be part of the invading armies that shall violate the precincts of the rebuilt Jewish Temple on mount Moriah. It shall participate in the spoilation of the temple, Jerusalem and the cities of Israel. It shall mount roadblocks, apprehend Jews who escape from the antiMessiah and his invading armies to the red rose city of Petra(biblical Sela) in modern day Jordan. Some of the prisoners, it shall execute, some it shall hand over to the armies of the antiMessiah. It shall rejoice and revel in the destruction of the land of Israel, the Jews, and their temple; for which cause, it shall be punished eternally by the God of Israel.

“For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them. But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress. Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity; Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress. For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head. For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.”(Oba.10-16).

With the coming of The Messiah, the table shall turn on them, and Israel shall vanquish Edom, Moab, and Ammon, and possess the coast of Palestine.

“But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the Lord hath spoken it. And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south. And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.”

Considering the development in modern military technology, any global war shall be devastating on the Earth itself let alone the inhabitants. So, the wars will naturally lead to famine and pestilence. There shall be severe food shortages. These shall increase the death toll and devastate the environment, worsening climate change. This is the third seal, a rider upon a black horse(Rev.6:5,6). 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. The word translated penny here is denarius. In the Roman World, it was a man’s daily wage. It shall not be enough to put food on the table for the family for a day. The antiMessiah being the smart Alec that he is would have stockpiled food, medicine and other supplies in anticipation of this severe famine and pestilence. Then, he shall tell the living earth-dwellers, I will put a chicken in every pot if you bow down and worship me. He shall use food as bargaining chip to gain allegiance of the living earth-dwellers. It will indeed be very difficult to resist him without adequate and prior preparations.

Precisely in the middle of the 70th seven, Satan shall be cast down from the heavenlies into the Earth alongside his fallen evil angels(Rev.12:8). He possesses the Beast. He gives him his seat, power, and great authority(Rev.13:2). Satan shall delegate power to the Beast because he is his earthly representative. Satan rules the world by proxy because, like God who is a spirit being without a physical form, Satan has no physical body with which to relate with the external physical environment. The antiMessiah then deifies himself and demands worship of all mortals. Because he desires to be like the Most High, and shall not respect any gods he shall relocate his headquarters to the Rebuilt Jewish Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem in defiance to the God of Israel, where he erects a statue of himself in the Holy Of Holies Of the Temple. Prior to this time, he has lived incognito at it were. Now he unveils himself as a dead man come back to life at his debut on the Temple Mount. This is the revelation of the man of sin.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?”(2 Thess.2:3,4).

It will lead to the apostasy which must occur before the Rapture of the Church. When the antiMessiah demands that men bow and worship him as God or die, some shall abandon their faith in Christ to bow to humanism. Humanism teaches that man is God.

The Jews shall be horrified to understand that they have made a covenant with a dead man come back to life, that they have entered into agreement with Sheol. The majority of the people of the world shall be amazed and mesmerized into compliance with the demands of the antiMessiah. But the Israelites who hate idolatry shall rally round and oppose him. Therefore, he shall surround Jerusalem with armies. This is the Jerusalem campaign.

“When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, let him that is in Judaea flee to the mountains”(Matt.24:16).”

He that is in the field should not turn back into the city. And he that is on the rooftop should not come down(Matt.24:17). “Pray that your flight be not in the winter”(Matt.24:20). Because of extreme temperatures, many shall die from exposure to the elements. “Woe to those who are with children in those days.” Naturally children are a blessing(Ps.127:3-5). But in those days, it would be as though they were a curse. The writer was a child under the age of ten in Biafra during the Nigerian civil war, and experienced firsthand the horrors of war. During war, usually children, women who are rearing children, and the elderly suffer the most.

“And pray that your flight be not on the Shabbat day”(Matt.24:20).

The observant Jew shall travel the distance of a Shabbat day journey, about 800m, a little more than half a mile and no more. So the observant Jew will not run very far. Many of them shall be taken by the Beast and coerced to compliance to accept the mark of the beast. The majority shall adamantly reject the mark of the beast, and be killed for it.

The majority of Jews in Israel shall flee into the wilderness and the red rose city of Petra in modern day Jordan. The Jordanians will not cooperate and accommodate them. Besides, the antiMessiah shall send his armies after them. However God shall open up the Earth and swallow them up(Rev.12:14-17). He shall also go after the believers who have the testimony of Jesus The Christ.

“And then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be”(Matt.24:21).

It is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be delivered from it(Jer.30:7 ). There shall be great distress(Dan.12:1).

It is the middle of the 70th seven, the first three and one-half year of 1,260 days or 42 months, the beginnings of sorrows or beginning birth pangs is over. The second half, of the same length is about to begin. This is the real hard labour or travail so to say. There are wars and rumors of wars. There is famine. The insanitary conditions of wars and famine lead to pestilences and epedemic of communicable diseases. There is food scarcity. The dearth of food and supplies is serious. But the antiMessiah had stockpiled food, medicine and other supplies. The world has gone cashless. Every transaction is online. Whatever you purchase online shall be delivered to your door by robots and drones. He is a dead man come back to life. He has the machinery of power at his beck and call. He has deified himself. He demands to be worshipped by all and sundry. The whole world is gone after this man, mesmerized by the fact that he is a dead man come back to life. Who is able to make war with him? If you get branded with his mark as a loyal citizen of his kingdom, you can buy and sell, and engage in business transactions and be able to put food on the table for your family. If not, no food, no chicken in your pot, no health insurance, and no medical treatment and no health services.

Besides, there is a huge army of overzealous enforcers of the decree of the Beast-antiChrist who go from door to demanding every citizen be branded as a show of allegiance and worship to the antiMessiah. There are robotic images of the Beast installed at strategic locations to identify those who do not have the mark of the Beast, and to cause them to be killed if they refuse to be branded. Citizens are also required to have little images of the beast in gold, silver, bronze, precious stone and wood in their homes to worship; every man according to what he can afford(Rev.13:14). There are false christs, false teachers and false prophets. The false prophet and his followers are performing miracles, signs and wonders, if it were possible to deceive the very elect(Matt.24:24). Add to that the preponderance of fallen evil angels evicted from the heavenlies into the Earth.

“Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth; for the devil is come down unto you having great wrath, because he knoweth that he had but a short time”(Rev.12:12).

Family ties are broken. Citizens are reporting on one another. Parents are against their children, and cause them to be put to death, and the children against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. Do you think we have seen evil? Wait till the middle of the 70th seven of Daniel. Does anyone have doubts that the Great Tribulation directed against the saints of God is the Wrath Of Satan? You can imagine how horrible it will be for believers who do not want the mark of the beast, but have not adequately prepared before hand to survive under these hash conditions. Make no mistakes about it. Let’s face it; it shall be very difficult to evade the antiMessiah and his army of enforcers with modern technology at their disposal. Google has mapped out the whole Earth, including ocean floors. Where are you going to hide? If those days are not amputated, the antiMessiah and his army of sycophants shall ferret out and kill every nonconformist. Make up your mind before hand not to recant.

“And they overcame him, by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the dead”(Rev.12:11).

This statement in the KJV may be lost to some of us. It simply means, they were willing to die for what they believe. If we are not willing to die for what we believe, then we have not in reality believed.

The great tribulation has begun. Those who fail to capitulate to the authority of the antiMessiah are executed, some by beheading, especially believers who go about persuading others not to take the Mark of the Beast. This is the fourth seal.

“And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And 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.”(Rev.6:7,8).

The killing of believers who refuse the mark of the beast is taking place here on Earth, but the souls of the martyred saints are arriving in heaven. They are quartered under the altar of incense. This is the fifth seal.

“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”(Rev.6:9-11).

They demand vengeance from God who responds in the affirmative. But they have to wait till their fellow believers to be killed are fulfilled. There is a certain numbers of believers to be martyred. This number is not revealed to us.

“The secret things are for God, but the things which are revealed are for us and our children, that we may do the words of this instruction”(Deut.29:29).

When that quota is complete, God will cut short the great tribulation with cosmic disturbances. Martyrs under the altar is the fifth seal( Rev.6:9-11).

“Here is the patience and faith of the saints: if anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity the one goes: if anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword shall the one shall be killed.”(Rev.13:10).

Nothing shall come upon us except that which had passed through the security of His love. We should count ourselves unworthy to suffer shame for the name of Jesus and His kingdom(Acts 5:41).

So, there is no need to devise, invent, fabricate and concoct an unbiblical escapist eschatology in order to evade the horrors of the great tribulation. The theology of convenience and prosperity had done a profound damage and disservice to the body of Christ. This Maddison Square Avenue method of salesmanship which is being touted in the Church today, has been practised by Jewish entrepreneurs in Europe and North America over a hundred years before the advent of modern Pentecostalism. Is it in the Apostolic Kerugma expounded by the Apostles and the church fathers? Is it in the Didachi? To preach about money all ones life is not really spiritual. Inspite of all these messages, we do not have as much as the Saudis.

“Having food and raiment, let us be there with content; for they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evils: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”(1 Tim.6:9,10).

When the number of martyrs is compete, God cuts short the great tribulation with cosmic disturbances. Satan is paralyzed. With that, God serves notice to the living wicked earth-dwellers, worshippers and adorers of the Dragon-Beast, he is about to punish the living wicked earth-dwellers for their evils. Men will no longer argue about the existence of God. They will know instinctively that evolution is a scientific farce. There will be no more arguments about which is the True God.

“And when He had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became as the sackcloth of hair, and the moon as blood; and the stars of heaven fell into the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondsman, and every free man hid themselves in the dens, and on the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the Wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of His Wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand”?(Rev.6:12-17).

They will know automatically that God is, and that His Wrath is about to be poured out on them; and they are unable to stand it. They shall hide in the dens and rocks of the mountains. But before God pours out His wrath on the nations that know not God, He raptures the church and seals the 144,000 from the twelve tribes of Israel(Rev.7:1-9). God will not leave Himself without witness on Earth. Once again Israel shall be God’s only witness on Earth after the departure of the Church. The Earth shall be darkened and frozen by the cosmic disturbances. The Shekinah in the heavens, the sign of His coming, the back-to-back sign in the sun, moon and stars, shall dispel the darkness and defrost the earth. The wrath of God begins with the breaking of the seventh seal. The Wrath of God is contained in the seven trumpets and seven bowls. The seventh seal has no judgement of its own, but opens into the seven trumpets. In like manner also, the seventh trumpet had not judgment of its own, but opens into the seven bowls. The seventh bowl ends in the war of Armageddon where The Beast and the False Prophet are seized and cast alive into the Lake that burneth with fire and brimstone for ever and ever(Rev.19:20). Thus shall end the inglorious carrier of the antiMessiah.

The Programme Of The antiMessiah.

God Almighty created the Earth and leased it to Adam for six days. Each day corresponds to a millennium. The seventh day is the Shabbat of the Lord. But Adam sold out to Satan who became the God of this Age. Adam’s lease to Satan was legal and binding but morally wrong. Adam’s lease to Satan shall expire at the end of the sixth millennium. Thereafter, the rulership of the Earth will revert back to God who is the rightful owner of the Earth and its appurtenances.

“Blessed be Abram of The Most High God, possessor of the heavens and the Earth”(Gen.14:19).

It is obvious that God is the Landlord of the Earth. But he administers through a Caretaker, a human representative, an Adam. Because God is a spirit being without a physical body, He cannot rule the Earth directly. He must do so through a human representative, and Adam. Satan too is a spirit being without a physical body. He too must rule the Earth through a proxy. The antiMessiah is Satan’s representative on Earth. At the end of the sixth millennium when the rulership of the Earth reverts back to God, Satan and his contact man on Earth shall be evicted from the Earth’s premises because their tenure has expired. Neither Satan nor his man on Earth, the antiMessiah wants this to happen. Their goal is to prevent God from regaining rulership over the Earth. They also know they cannot stop God. What they want to achieve is to depopulate the Earth of all pure humans, so that God may have no subjects for His millennial kingdom, thereby defeating the plan of God. Satan has attempted this before in the antedeluvian world: it failed.

Their plan on how to accomplish this is very simple. Destroy or disqualify every potential citizen of God’s millennial kingdom, thereby preventing God from regaining rulership of the Earth. That is why Satan has a programme to brand every living earth-dweller. Anyone who is branded with 666 eternally belongs to Satan. When Jesus comes to take over the Earth as God’s contact Man on Earth, He shall execute anyone who bears the Mark Of The Beast. During the reign of the antiMessiah, anyone who refuses his mark, and remains alive till Christ takes over the Earth, becomes a potential citizen of Christ’s millennial kingdom. In order for him to succeed, the antiChrist must kill everyone who refuses to be branded citizen of his kingdom, so that when Jesus The Christ comes and kills all who are branded citizens of antiChrist’s Satanic kingdom, there will be no one left in this physical mortal body of ours to repopulate the Earth. This is the reason why God cuts short the Great Tribulation by The antiMessiah, in order that some pure humans will remain alive to repopulate the Earth during the Millennial reign of the Messiah.

If the great tribulation by the antiMessiah is allowed to run its full course of three and one-half years allotted to the antiMessiah, the Dragon-Beast shall succeed in their bid to totally depopulate the Earth of unbranded men in their mortal bodies. This is also the reason why there is a concerted effort by the Dragon-Beast to corrupt humanity. Apart from evil angels dispatched from the dark void by Satan to hybridize the human race in our day, scientists of satanic persuasion are working feverishly day and night in the laboratories to produce hybrid humans. These humanoid are not acceptable to God whether branded with the mark of the Beast or not. They cannot be potential citizens of His millennial kingdom. Therefore, they must be liquidated at Christ’s second coming. Another way to corrupt humanity is to make them cyborgs. Human genome can also be altered through immunization. The Dragon and the Beast know they shall be evicted from the Earth’s premises and herded into the bottomless pit and lake that burneth with fire and brimstone, but they do not want Christ to find any pure human alive here to reign over when He takes physical possession of the Earth.

The raptured saints shall be taken to heaven. Even in the New Millennium, they shall leave in the New and heavenly Jerusalem from where they shall reign with the Christ over those who repopulate the Earth in their mortal bodies. At the end of Armageddon anyone with the mark of the Beast shall be executed. Those who do not have the mark of the beast shall be judged at the sheep and goats judgment. The sheep shall be justified to enter the millennial reign of Christ and repopulate the Earth, but the goats shall be condemned to death and liquidated(Matt.25:31-46).

The reason why Satan cannot achieve his aim is that God is faithful to His Word. He has promised that Israel will never cease to be a nation before Him, so long as the heavens and the Earth endure and the ordinances of the sun, moon and stars, and the day and the night be not altered or terminated. He has also promised that David will never fail to have a son to sit upon the throne of David over Israel and to reign over the whole Earth.

“Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of Hosts is His Name: if those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. Thus saith the Lord; if heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the a Earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for that they have done, saith the Lord”(Jer.31: 34-37).

“Thus saith the Lord: if my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and Earth; then will I cast away the seed of Jacob my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: For I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them”(Jer.33:25,26).

In the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word shall be established(Matt.17:16;2 Cor.13:1). The Abrahamic covenant is unconditional, so also is the Davidic covenant. “Blessed be He that cometh in the name of the Lord; blessed is the kingdom of our father David”(Mark 11:10; Luk.19:38; Jon.12:13b). “God is faithful, who also will do it”(1 Thess.5:24). Our God keeps covenant and showeth mercy.

“Oh Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven above, and there is no God like thee in the Earth beneath: that keepeth covenant, and sheweth mercy, unto His servants that walk before Him with all of their heart”(1 Kin.8:23).

Thanks be unto God for His faithfulness. Therefore man will not prevail.

“The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.”(Ps.9:15-20‬‭).

God will not suffer man to prevail. The heathen shall be turned into Hell and all the nations that forget God. Righteousness will prevail over evil and wickedness.

His Modus Operandi

The aim of the antiMessiah is to defeat God by disqualifying all potential citizens of His millennial kingdom by branding them citizens of his own satanic kingdom or killing them outright if they refuse to be branded citizens of his satanic kingdom. No living earth-dweller will be forcefully branded, but force can be used to obtain compliance. The antiMessiah will attempt to achieve his aim and objective by instituting the following modus operandi.

(1) Overthrow.

“After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceeding; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and break 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, 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. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall arise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and shall subdue three kings”(Dan.7:7,8, 24).

As we have pointed out, one of the appellatives of the antiMessiah is the little horn. Horns signal power and authority. The ten horns of the nondescript ferocious beast are the ten kings of the ten nation confederation of the Eighth And Final Final Beast Empire Of Satan. The antiMessiah is the little horn that has eyes. Eyes signal human intelligence. The antiChrist shall overthrow three of these kings. These are the kings of Magog, Meshech, and Tuval, the three power base nations that constitute the iron in the feet and ten toes which is the last stage of the Roman Empire. The patrician families that founded Rome in the plain of Latium came from the nomadic Caucasian tribes of Magog, Meshech, and Tuval. The dominant of these three tribes is Magog. Magog is the natural ruler of Meshech, and Tuval. The head of Magog is called Gog, of the land of Magog, the head of Meshech, and Tuval(Ezek.38: 1-3, 39:1). The antiMessiah shall overthrow these three kings because they are not in conformity with his programme of world domination. He shall replace them with his puppets. There will ever be ten kings in the 8th and Final Beast Empire. The antiMessiah shall be the overall ruler of the 8th and Final Beast Empire, the Emperor of the Empire.

(2) Oration and Blasphemy.

What brought Adolf Hitler to eminence in Germany were his elocutionary skills, oratory laced with egomania and megalomania, psychotic intuition and willpower. Like Adolf Hitler of Nazi Germany, the antiChrist shall be a powerful orator. He shall hold his audience spellbound with his devilish powers of elocution. He shall mesmerize and hypnotize men and women with his powerful speeches and orations, and vainglorious psittasicisms . In his speeches, he shall glorify the god of war. He shall speak in glowing terms of the glories of the Aryan race. At the height of his transient and ephemeral glory, he shall demean Jews and Christians as subhumans, vermin and roaches etc.

“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 hands until a time and times and dividing of times. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and the dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominion shall serve and obey Him”(Dan.7:25,26,27).

The antiMessiah shall change the times and laws. He shall abolish the traditional feasts of Jews and Christians that honor the God of Israel. In his speeches, he shall blaspheme the God of Heaven. He shall arrogate to himself divine powers and glory. He shall blaspheme the heavens, and those who dwell therein. He shall malign the saints of the Most High. He shall speak evil of the saints of the Most High.

“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His Name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 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”(Rev.13:5,6,7).

He shall make war with the saints and overcome them until the consummation that is determined shall be poured upon the one who maketh desolate, that is the antiMessiah himself(Dan.9:27b).

(3) Subtle Peace Diplomacy.

To achieve his aim of branding every inhabitant of the Earth a citizen of his satanic kingdom, the antiMessiah shall ab initio gain world domination. To gain world domination, he shall engage in subtle peace diplomacy. He shall sign a 7- year peace treaty with Israel which he shall honor for only three and one-half years(Dan.9:27). He shall form alliances with other nations through peaceful means. He has no intentions of honoring these peace agreements. Adolf Hitler used the same tactics in an attempt to gain world domination. He established the Molotov-Rubbentrop pact with Russia which he did not honor. He signed the Munich agreement with Neville Chamberlain, and the leaders of Italy and France which he did not honor. Apart from the ten nation confederation, he shall form alliances with other nations. He shall probably enter into alliance with Edom, Moab, and Ammon which are modern day Jordan. These nations shall be spared invasion probably because they are allied to the antiChrist and his ten nation confederation(Dan.11:41). The rider upon a white horse, the first seal of Rev.6:1,2, who has a bow but without arrows in it, and no quiver is the symbol of this peace movement.

“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 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.” Through this peace movement, he shall gain mastery over many nations.

(4) Wars.

The second seal, a rider upon a red horse is the symbol of war. The rider upon the red horse was given a great sword. Power was given him that sat thereon to take away peace from the the Earth in order that the inhabitants might kill one another.

“And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And 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.”(Rev.6:3,4).

Obviously there are nations that will not be won over by subtle peace diplomacy. Therefore the antiMessiah shall abandon peace, and turn to war in order to enforce his policy of world domination. The red horse is the symbol of bloodshed. He can only go so far with peace diplomacy. Peace diplomacy alone cannot accomplish his goal of world domination. The sword he wields was most probably given him by Satan who is the god of this age. Apart from the 8th and Final Beast Empire consisting of a ten nation confederation, there other nations in existence on Earth at that time. Some of them are allied to his Beast Empire. Others are opposed, and a few are probably neutral. The antiChrist shall seek to control all the nations of the world. Therefore he shall plunge the world into war. There shall be wars, commotions, rumours and threats of wars(Matt.24:6,7b; Mk.13:7,8a; Luk21:9,10).

(5) Famines, Pestilences, And Earthquakes.

The third seal, a rider upon a black horse is the symbol of famine.

“And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And 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.”(Rev.6:5,6).

Famine is a natural consequence of wars. So also are Pestilences and earthquakes(Matt.24:7c; Mk.13:8c,8c; Luk.21:11a). These conditions will creat extreme dearth of food, water, and other supplies. The antiMessiah would have anticipated this condition of dearth, and would have stockpiled food, medicine, and other supplies just as Joseph did for the Pharaoh in Egypt. There would probably be economic and agricultural boom prior to this time. During this period of economic boom, the antiMessiah shall buy up all the excess food and other supplies from other nations of the world in anticipation of the extreme dearth to be created by the condition of wars and rumours of wars. He shall use food and other supplies as bargaining chips to gain the allegiance of the inhabitants of the Earth as citizens of his kingdom.

(6) Self-deification.

As we pointed out earlier, the antiMessiah will declare himself God.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?”(2 Thess.2:3-5‬).

This will happen when Satan and his demonic hordes are cast down to the Earth in the middle of the 70th seven by archangel Michael and the angels of God under his command(Rev.12:7-9). He possesses the antiMessiah who relocates his headquarters from Europe to Jerusalem in a move called the Jerusalem campaign(Luk.21:20). He defiles the Holy of Holies of the rebuilt Jewish Temple on Mount Moriah by placing a statue of himself in it, and demands worship of all living earth-dwellers(Dan.11:45; Matt.24:15; Mk.13:14).

(7) Demand To Be Worshipped.

The Beast-antiChrist having declared himself God, will demand to be worshipped by all and sundry. Because of the large number of demons cast down to the Earth by archangel Michael and the angels of God under his command at the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel during the cosmic war in the heavenlies, many living earth-dwellers will be possessed by demons.

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”(Rev.12:7-12‬‭).

Many of these demons evicted from the heavenlies will find abode in Babylon, the commercial and religious headquarters of the kingdom of the antiChrist(Rev.18:2). But many others demons shall be free to roam the Earth and possess whosoever they are able to possess. Because of the preponderance of demons on Earth, iniquity shall abound and the love of many shall wax cold(Matt.24:12). The false religious system instituted by the antiMessiah shall be spearheaded by the second Beast, the false prophet. He shall ingratiate himself to the First Beast by bewitching the citizens of the Earth to worship the Dragon-Beast(Rev.13:11-15). He shall mesmerize the living wicked earth-dwellers to worship the First Beast by performing outstanding and supposedly genuine miracles, signs and wonders. For example, he shall cause fire to come down from heaven in the sight of men. He shall cause the statue or image of the First Beast to speak(Rev.13:13,14,15). And he shall use his position in the antiChrist setup to garner much wealth for himself and his false religious institution(Rev.18:19).

Besides the image of the Beast in the Holy Of Holies of the rebuilt Jewish temple on Mount Moriah, and at strategic locations throughout his empire, citizens of the kingdom of the Beast shall be encouraged to have little images of the beast in gold, silver, bronze, precious stones and wood in their homes to worship; every man accordingly to what he can afford(Rev.9:20). Therefore in the day of the Lord, when God arises to shake terribly the Earth, these living wicked earth-dwellers, worshippers and adorers of the Dragon-Beast shall cast their idols of silver, and their idols of gold, which they have made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; to go into the clefts of the rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the Earth. Because in those days God shall utterly abolish the idols, these men shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the Earth, for fear of the LORD, and the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the Earth(Is.2:18-20).

“The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from under the earth, and from under these heavens”(Jer.10:11).

And the idols He shall utterly abolish. Do not trust in man whose breath is in his nostrils.

(8) Branding.

The antiMessiah shall attempt to brand all living earth-dwellers with the Mark Of the Beast on their foreheads or right arms. The Mark Of The Beast, like the seal is to indicate ownership, authenticity, preservation, and for protection. The Mark 666, is a biometric implant consisting of a social security number of 18-digit barcode with other essential biometric data specific to the individual. It is for the purpose of identification. When one is chipped, one becomes a true citizen of the kingdom of the antiMessiah. The one can buy and sell, engage in other businesses transactions without any embarrassment and molestations. Without it one cannot buy and sell or obtain medical insurance or treatment(Rev.13:17). Those who do not have this mark could die of starvation if they have not stocked away food and other supplies beforehand. They shall be hounded and ferreted out and coerced to take the mark. Those who refuse, do so under the pain of death. This mark is irreversible. Those with this mark shall face the day of His wrath.

“And 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: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”(Rev.14:9-12).

Those with the mark of the beast who survive the war of Armageddon shall be executed. No one with this mark shall be raptured or become a citizen of the millennial kingdom of Christ.

(9) Food As Bargaining Chip.

It is really going to be extremely difficult to survive in those days. The antiChrist shall stockpile food and other supplies which he shall use as bargaining chips to get the living earth-dwellers to comply to be branded citizens of his satanic kingdom. Except one has already prepared a hideout with food and other supplies, one would be caught trying to procure these without the Mark of the Beast. The Beast’s allotted time is a short period of three and one-half years, but is a long period to live without being resupplied. Thank God, those days shall be cut short by the cosmic disturbances for the sake of the elect. If those days were not cut short, no believer or anyone else for that matter who refuses the mark of the Beast shall survive. With the advancement in modern technologies, the antiChrist and his army of enforcers shall be able to ferret out all nonconformists. But for the elects sake, those days shall be cut short(Matt.24:22).

Besides, the Beast-antiChrist shall ferret out and coerce to accept to be branded those who do not willingly take the mark of the Beast. Those who refuse the mark when caught or discovered shall be executed, some of them by beheading. The faith and patience of the saints shall be if anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he goes; and if anyone is to be killed with sword, with the sword, the one shall be killed(Rev.13:10). There is a crop of believers that shall take it upon themselves not to hide but go about persuading others not to take the mark of the beast. When caught, the antiMessiah shall give them special punishment, execution by heading(Rev.20:4).

(10) Enlivened Images Of The Beast.

Besides the placement of a statue of the Beast in the Holy Of Holies of the rebuilt Jewish temple on Mount Moriah, enlivened images of the antiMessiah shall be placed at strategic locations: public squares, public buildings, stadia, market squares, malls , supermarkets, banks, post offices, educational institutions etc to identify those who do not have the mark of the Beast. Those who do not have the mark of the beast shall be coerced to accept the mark of the beast. Those who refuse will do so under the pain of death. These enlivened images of the Beast, the beasts of the Earth(Rev.6:8), are robotic images of the Beast equipped with artificial intelligence(AI) to identify those who are not branded with the Mark Of The Beast, and to cause them to be killed. This will be like in the Roman Empire where statues of the emperor was placed at the public square, and citizens were required to worship Nero as god by offering a pinch of incense to his statue. Those who refused were arrested. It will be extremely difficult to evade these enlivened images trying to procure food for one’s family. The best escape shall be to prepare a hideout with adequate supplies beforehand for at least two years, and at most three years. Believers who master the end times, know that they have a maximum of three and one-half years to prepare, from the time antiMessiah signs the seven year covenant of death with the many from within Israel to the time he makes his debut at the rebuilt third Jewish temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. He that has ears to hear with.

(11) Army Of Enforcers.

Besides the enlivened images of the Beast at strategic places to identify and cause to be killed those who refuse the mark of the beast, the antiMessiah shall have an army of enforcers to carry out his orders to brand all citizens of his kingdom. These will be like the SS officers who followed in the heels of the German Army, the Wehrmacht, to enforce Hitler’s Final Solution to the Jewish Question. They shall include the police, secret agents, the army, civil defense, coast guards etc. With the fast development in modern technology and computer, it will be extremely difficult, perhaps near impossible to evade these overzealous and watchful eyes. Besides these special government officers, ordinary citizens shall shall be pressed into service, encouraged to report and inform on one another just like in the communist era in communist countries at the height of the Cold War. Children shall betray their parents and vice versa. Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold(Matt.24:12). And a man’s enemy shall be those of his own household(Matt.10:36; Mark 13:12). It shall be difficult to find trustworthy brethren. There will be false believers. Secret agents of the government shall infiltrate underground Christian groups posing as brethren. There shall be wolves in sheep’s clothing(Matt.7:15; 10:16; Luk.10:3). There will be false prophets, teachers and messiahs, all there to deceive many(Matt.24:5; Mark 13:22,23).

(12) Army of informers.

The system of government of the antiChrist shall be based on mistrust. The antiChrist will trust no one. Therefore his citizens shall be encouraged to inform on one another. Parents shall report on their children, and the children shall be against their parents. The daughter-in-law shall be against the mother-in-law, and vice versa. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household(Matt.10:34-36). The antiMessiah shall apply the principle of divide and rule. He will destroy family fabrics, and encourage evil of all sorts. He shall not respect family ties. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold(Matt.24:10,12). Even within the church shall arise false brethren who shall betray others. It shall not be advisable to trust anyone at that unless one can vouch for them. Now brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death(Mark 13:12). Those shall be evil days and times indeed.

The Demise Of The antiMessiah.

The antiMessiah at the height of his glory shall wear out the saints of the Most High(Dan.7:25). He shall make war with the saints and shall overcome them(Rev.13:7). They shall be given into his hands for a time, times and half a time(Dan.7:25c). But the three and one-half years allotted to him shall not run out its course before God terminates the persecution of the saints with cosmic disturbances.

“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”(Rev.6:12-14).

For the elects sake, those days shall be cut short(Matt.24:22) . If those days were not cut short, no believer or anyone else who refuses to be branded as a citizen of the satanic kingdom shall be left alive. But the Council Of Heaven shall sit, and the kingdom shall be given to the saints of the most High.

“The judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and the dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominion shall serve and obey Him”(Dan.7:26,27).

“And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. For as much as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hand, and it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold: the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: the dream is certain and the interpretation thereof sure”(Dan.2:44,45).

From the time God Almighty terminates the great tribulation with celestial disturbances, the antiChrist shall be paralyzed(2 Thess.2:8) as God pours out His wrath on the living wicked earth-dwellers, worshippers and adorers of the Dragon-Beast in the trumpets and bowl judgments. The final bowl judgment shall culminate in the battle of Armageddon. God shall permit the antiChrist, his armies, and those of his allies, and the armies of the other nations in existence at that time to gather in the land of Israel. The battlefield shall begin in the general area of Jerusalem, and stretch to Mount Megiddo in the valley of Esdraelon in Northern Israel. Napoleon described Mount Megiddo in the valley of Jezreel as a natural battlefield. Considering the difficult conditions on Earth at that time, it shall be nothing short of a miracle to gather the armies of the nations to Armageddon. There will be earthquakes, extreme temperatures, darkness, meteorite falling from heaven etc. It is no wonder three unclean spirits like frogs from the mouths of the Dragon, the Beast and the false prophet shall effect the the gathering of the armies of the nations at Armageddon(Rev.16:13).

Christ shall descend from heaven in a white robe, mounted on a white horse, and a two-edged sword in his mouth, accompanied by the hosts of heaven, also riding upon white horses. White is the symbol of righteousness. In righteousness He doth judge and make war(Rev.19:11). And they that are with Him are called, chosen and faithful(Rev.17:14). The armies of the nations shall be slain and their flesh made a feast for the fowls of the heavens(Rev.19:18,19).

“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. And the beast was taken, and with Him the false prophet that wrought before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that had worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse: which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh”(Rev.19:18-21).

The antiMessiah and the false prophet were taken captive and consigned to the flames of the lake of fire and brimstone for ever and ever.

The Final Disposition Of The antiMessiah.

At the final battle of Armageddon, the first Beast and the second beast, the false prophet, shall be taken captive and cast into the lake that burneth with Fire and brimstone.

“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that received the mark of the Beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone”(Rev.19:20).

But Paul writing to the the church of the Thessalonians said that the antiMessiah shall be destroyed by The Lord Jesus The Christ with the breath of His mouth.

“And then shall that wicked one be revealed whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy him with the brightness of His coming”(2 Thess.2:8).

The prophet Ezekiel said that God shall give Gog a burial place in the land of Israel.

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I shall give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude; and they shall call it the valley of Hamon-Gog”(.39:11).

In what appears to be an obvious case of double reference, the prophet Isaiah refers first to the king of Babylon, and then Lucifer, son of the morning, and finally, the antiMessiah who in the last days shall attempt to exalt himself above God, but shall be cast down to Sheol(Is.14:4-20). Sheol in Hebrew had two meanings. First, it is the grave, but secondly, it refers generally to the underworld of the dead like “tartarus” in Greek. It also refers to the abyss. Yet thou shall be brought down to Hell, to the sides of the pit. Here Hell is mentioned in tandem with the sides of he pit, or better still the shaft of the abyss. The antiMessiah is killed at Armageddon and buried as Ezekiel foretold, and his soul descends to the abyss from whence he ascended, but he is rejected. He is cast out of the grave as an abominable branch. Remember that The Branch is one of he appellatives of the Messiah. But here the antiMessiah is called an abominable Branch.

“But thou art cast out of the grave as an abominable branch, as the raiment of those that are slain, trust through with the sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under under feet”(Is.14:18).

He ascends from the abyss and re-enters his body and rises from the dead. He is then taken captive, and cast alive into the lake of fire alongside the false prophet. This attempt to rise from the dead is in actual fact false; for the abyss from which he ascended rejects his soul and the grave rejects his body. An abominable branch indeed.

Avraham Shallom.

Published by midgdal

I believe the saints will go through the Great Tribulation before being evacuated from the Earth in the rapture.

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