The Bible calls anti Christ, “that wicked,” which reveals that anti Christ has Satan’s nature.
“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.” 2 Thessalonians 2:8
The word wicked in this verse is anomos which means departing from the law, a violator of the law, lawless, wicked. In other words anti Christ opposes God’s law and definitely has no grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
That wicked is referred to in other scriptures identifying Satan.
|We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 1 John 5:18|
“Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.” 1John 3:12
When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. Matthew 13:19
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. 1 John 2:14
Those who are not born of God belong to the wicked one and have his nature. Anti Christ will have the devil’s nature too.
Another name for anti Christ is Belial. The term Belial is a Hebrew adjective meaning “worthless”
“What concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?” 2 Corinthians 6:15
This shows that anti Christ and his seed all are in opposition to Jesus Christ. In fact all who are not born of God belong to the devil and have his nature.
The Bible shows us about the Belial nature from the sons of Eli who were called sons of Belial”
They were called by God worthless men” because they were idolaters.
Belial is used as a common Semitic idiom to refer to lawless men doomed to destruction. Commentary on the New Testament use of the Old Testament Gregory K. Beale, D. A. Carson – 2007
The Talmud and rabbinical interpretation use the term “sons of Belial” to personify evil.
In The war of the Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness , which is one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Belial is the leader of the Sons of Darkness.
While the mystery of iniquity is already working in this fallen world, with its many anti-Christ’s, there is yet to come in the very last days, a man, anti Christ the personification of evil, a son of Belial the anti Christ.
The Antichrist is also called, “The Assyrian.”(Micah 5:6)
While some people, who do not look at all aspects of the anti Christ to come, will tell you that anti Christ is a Muslim, this is not true. While it is not known definitely, concerning this title, whether anti Christ is of Middle Eastern decent, we do know that he comes out of the Roman Empire.
The Roman Empire did consist of some countries which are Muslim today such as Turkey, Azerbaijan, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Palestine. However, even though Islam is now considered the major religion in Europe, scriptures tell us that anti Christ “will not regard the god of his fathers or any god but regards himself as god”
Anti Christ is clearly an atheist who adheres to humanist values. (man being god)
Daniel 9:26 tells us that anti Christ will come out of the last days revived Roman Empire. This includes both west and eastern Roman conquest areas.
It may be possible that anti Christ is referred to as “the Assyrian” because he will be from the Jewish Diaspora of the Assyrian conquest. In other words he comes from the 10 lost tribes which were taken captive by the Assyrians (a province of Babylon) in 740 BC and again in 722 BC and dispersed.
The book of Kings States, several times, that the entire people of the Kingdom of Israel had been taken into exile by the Assyrians.
In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria. II Kings
Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria ; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents. And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison. Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria , and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. II Kings 17:3-6
And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes: because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed his covenant, and all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded and would not hear them, nor do them. II Kings 18: 11,12
“And the Elohim of Israel stirred up a spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tigathpileser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.” I chronicles 5:26
Today there are more than 1.5 million Jews live in Europe: Two-thirds in Western Europe and one third in Eastern Europe. While we don’t know the exact location of all the 10 tribes of Israel, God knows where they all are. The tribe of Dan was also carried away by the Assyrians.
The book of Daniel clearly states that the Antichrist will come from among the people whose armies destroy the Temple.
“A ruler will arise whose armies will destroy the city and the Temple” Daniel 9:26
The city of Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed in ad 70 by Titus and the Roman legions, but Titus was not the ruler referenced in this verse. Daniel 9:27 describes the ruler as one who will make a seven-year treaty with Israel, he will put an end to the sacrifices and offerings, and he will set up a sacrilegious object in the temple to defile it.
The Roman Empire covered most of the known world in its day, and Roman Citizenship was extended to many non-Italian peoples
Daniel 9:26 tells us that the same people who destroyed the temple, (which Jesus Christ foretold would happen) are the same people who will destroy the temple in the end times.
The Bible talks about how anti Christ Antichrist will “devour the whole earth,” and he will do this through leading an end time Roman Empire. If you look at the feet which are described as having part iron and part clay you can see that the iron are the same as the legs which represent the Roman empire. The clay is of the earth, which could possibly mean having a humanistic nature. Europe today has a man centered humanist ideology. They are mostly social democrats (socialism)
If you think anti Christ is coming with horns and a pitch fork, think again. He will come as a man of peace, with a smooth talking tongue, very charismatic, full of worldly wisdom, and seem to be sympathetic to humanistic values. He will be an atheist, even though he is from Jewish descent. If you think this is impossible then check out who is running in the next British election. Now, I am not saying that this guy is the anti Christ but what I am trying to show you is how feasible it is to be Jewish and an atheist and sympathetic to humanistic values. And be a political last day’s Roman Empire leader. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/04/12/ed-miliband-first-jewish-pm_n_5138405.html