Join me in as I do a study on anti -Christ. Stay tuned for more on my next blog!
There are several different theories of who the anti Christ will be. From my research I have found the most evidence lies with anti Christ coming from a revived Roman Empire. I will show you through terms used in scripture to describe this anti-Christ.
My premise is: Anti-Christ will be the Little Horn in Daniel 7:8. This is among the ten horns Daniel saw rising out of the fourth beast, the revived Roman Empire. Daniel 7:8 says “I considered the horns (the ten) and behold there came up among them another little horn.”
He will come from Europe and (possibly) be Jewish in race. He will lead the new world order, support(at first) the last days Babylonian religion(ecumenicalism) and he will sign a PEACE TREATY with Israel. This anti Christ will be destroyed by Jesus Christ at the battle of Armageddon.
The Bible talks about many Anti -Christ’s (those against Christ) but it also refers to a man who will be against Jesus Christ in the end times. A “man of lawlessness, the man doomed to destruction” who will arise.
At this time the spirit of anti -Christ is getting stronger while the restrainer is pulling back from restraining sin. Soon the church will be taken out of his earth and anti Christ will be manifested in its fullness. This will make the climate right for the lawless one to appear to deceive the world.
1 John 2:18-19 “Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen; from this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, in order that it might be shown that they all are not of us.”
1 John 2:22-23 “Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.”
1 John 4:2-3 “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; and this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.”
2 John 1:7 “For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.”
1 John 4:1-3 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.”
While the Bible says that there are many anti- Christ’s, there is only one “man of sin” or “lawless one” who is to come as an end time leader that will bring the world under a one world government led by the revived Roman Empire.
I will go through the Bible with you and show you that this anti Christ will be a false messiah, a Jew, that the Jews will believe to be their messiah to come.
Just so you know, what is happening now in the mid east is preparation for the first war of Gog and Magog, NOT ARMAGEDDON.
Russia and her Muslim allies will attack Israel and be defeated. God will send an earth quake to destroy them, supernaturally. After this war, anti Christ will appear on the scene and make a peace treaty with many peoples, including Israel.
Let’s start at the beginning where anti Christ is first mentioned in the Bible. Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between “thy seed” and “her seed”; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Satan’s seed is the anti Christ and “her seed” is the virgin, (Mary) who bore Jesus with no earthly father, through the Jewish nation of Israel.
You see, Satan is the great deceiver, counterfeiter. He will counterfeit all that God does. He counterfeits the trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit with Satan, the lawless one and the false prophet.
Satan will possess this lawless one, so that he counterfeits Jesus, who is God come to men in the flesh. Satan will also come to men in flesh form. Jesus did miracles and so will this deceiver, by the false prophet, who like Elijah calls down fire from heaven. Revelations 13
The Bible calls this lawless one “The Prince of Tyre.” He will act like the devil acts because he is the devil’s son. He will make himself to be the Jewish messiah, and be accepted as such at first by the Jews. Keep in mind that the Jews are looking for a man to come and bring peace. They are not expecting Jesus as God in the flesh, but a mere man, a ruler, a leader, a peacemaker. After 3 and a half years anti Christ, the lawless one, the son of perdition, like Judas, will proclaim himself to be God and demand to be worshipped. Satan wants to be adored and worshipped by man and he will force this worship on all who take his mark, or his name.
The Bible (Daniel 8:23) says that anti Christ will have a “fierce (`az) countenance (paniym”). What this means is that he will have a rough, power hungry, and strong presence about him. In other words he will have a strong character that is prideful and boasting, lacking humility. The “little horn” boasts with great swelling words like the false prophets who usually have a strong personality and are very convincing, which draw disciples after them.
The Bible also says that he will be a political leader (king)of a European country. He will not be the Pope, just so you know. However, the Pope will be head of the false ecumenical end time one world church, which is already coming into place.
Anti Christ will also be very willful, (Daniel 11:36) the Bible says. In describing this lawless one we can see the exact opposite of Jesus’ character. Just as the Lord came to do his Father’s will and in his Father’s name, the anti Christ will come in his own name and do his own will. Anti Christ will exalt himself and blaspheme God. In other words he will think of himself as his own god and be subject to no one. We can see this attitude in many of the unsaved; willful, disobedient to authorities, selfish, accountable to no one.
Daniel 8:23 also describes anti Christ as being able to understand “dark sentences” (chiydah-Hebrew ) which means that he will be intelligent in espionage and crafty political intrigues. Anti Christ will have worldly wisdom and be able to understand riddles, that is he will be able to read between the lines and be very crafty in his dealings with people.
This lawless one, the “prince” who is to come will know how to convince people that he has all the answers to the world’s problems, so in other words, he is the world’s, “Savior” so to speak.
The Bible also calls the anti-Christ an idol shepherd. Let’s look at this prophecy.
“Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter; Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not. For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour’s hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.
And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock. Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me. Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.
And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people. And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD. And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD. Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.” Zechariah 11:4-17
An Idol Shepherd is a leader who does not care for his people. One day God will rise up a wicked leader in Israel. God calls him the “idol shepherd”, one who rather than save will destroy.
This man is foretold as the chief shepherd that makes himself as an idol or object of worship instead of the true Shepherd. While this applies to all false shepherds, there is one idol shepherd of the end times who will lead Israel astray according to this prophecy.
The Bible tells us that anti Christ will receive a deadly head wound and will recover from it.
Revelation 13, verses 3-4
And I saw one of his heads as it were slain, and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world marvelled after the beast. 4 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?”
This prophecy also tells us about this wound of the idol shepherd. There are many reasons to suspect that this anti Christ will be Jewish and this is one of them. No Gentile would be a shepherd for Israel. If you look at this chapter carefully, it talks about Jesus being betrayed for 30 pieces of silver and then it goes on to talk about a future idol shepherd. Since the first betrayer was Jewish it is obvious that the second one will be as well. This idol shepherd will be received by the Jews as their messiah until his true colors start to be revealed and then those who reject his leadership will flee to the wilderness where God will protect them.
The whole objective of the tribulation is to bring Israel back to God and to receive Jesus as their Messiah. In order to do this, God will allow them to go through a deception. Then when Jesus comes in the clouds they will “look on him whom they have pierced,” and be sorrowful and yet rejoice, for then, Jesus Christ will be revealed to be the true Shepherd the Messiah of Israel and of all peoples.
Stay tuned for my next blog on this topic!