Manifestation of the Anticrist

Manifestation of the Anticrist

Note: We based the teachings on this website in the scriptures and not in the opinions and speculations of men. If you are not accustomed to depending on what the scriptures teach, but rather consult the opinions of human books and speculations, this website is not for you. God does not need our help to interpret his own word!

In this section we will explain in-depth everything about the manifestation of the Antichrist.

We will cover the following topics:

– The raising of the Anticrist

– The biblical names of this individual 

– Character and works of the Anticrist 

– Geographic territory of the Anticrist’s kingdom 

– Fallacies related to the Anticrist that has been adopted as doctrines 

– and more!

Each of the points we are going to explain are backed by the scriptures, within the context in which the topic, or subject was written. Many have drawn from the context scriptures, or passages to support their own conclusions and ideas, which is condemned by the Lord in His own word. At the same time, they bring confusion and conflict to those who want to know more about the Lord. God does not need our help to make known the meaning of what He has expressed in His Word. The only thing we must do is look for “what God has expressed and in which part of the scriptures He has expressed it”. If we do this, there will be no confusion or conflict when we want to know the meaning of a passage.

The prophecies given by God in the scriptures reveal God’s plan concerning the future. The reason why many confuse themselves when studying prophecies is because they do not consider the full context of such prophecy. It also contributes to this confusion, reading many books that only speculate and twist the prophetic sense. It is my intention to clarify this section of prophecy using only what God has expressed, within the prophetic context. I’ve read hundreds of books that supposedly “explain” prophecies, but I’ve only wasted my money and time. I assure you that what you are going to study in this section, is what the scriptures say about the subject, and not my own opinions. When you are teaching any scriptural subject, you must be sure that you are teaching what God has expressed and not your own ideas and opinions.

The scriptures clearly teach that the manifestation of the antichrist will be “AFTER” the rapture of the church and not before as many have taught. The church will not go through the “great tribulation” period, as this is a period where God will deal with the nation of Israel. When that period is in execution, the church will be in the third heaven, giving accounts at the tribunal of Christ, settling in the eternal dwellings in the new Jerusalem and taking part in “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb.” Rev. 19: 1-10 ; John 14: 1-3; Rom. 14:10; 2 Cor. 5:10. Where does the scripture say that the church, or believers, do not go through the great tribulation? Here is one of many and you do not need to be a “theologian” to understand it;

“36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to ESCAPE all these things (previous verses that expressed the great tribulation) that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” Luke 21:36

Now, if you are convinced that you have to go through that period, I wish you a good Luck. Once the church is “raptured” to the third heaven, that period of time will start and  it will last for “seven years”. Where do the scriptures say that period of time is seven years? In Daniel 9:27;

“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.”

The Hebrew word used for the week is “shâbûa”, which literally means “seven”. The word can be used with respect to “periods of days, weeks, or years”. How do we determine the use of that Hebrew word in relation to Daniel 9:27? The context of the passage offers us the answer; God is answering the prayer to Daniel, who was mentioning “The Seventy Years” of captivity of the nation of Israel prophesied by Jeremiah. Observe;

“In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.” Daniel 9:2

Daniel understood that the seventy years prophesied had been fulfilled and in his prayer he mentioned it. God responded to him in the context of “years”. Furthermore, this is confirmed by the literal fulfillment of “the sixty-ninth week of years,” or “four hundred and eighty-three years” expressed in Daniel 9:25;

“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.”

The prophecy of Daniel 9:23-27 has as its main subject the following elements, which are the keys of the passages; “Seventy weeks are determined (set apart) on YOUR PEOPLE and on YOUR HOLY CITY.” Which people and city is the passage referring to? To the people of Daniel, or Israel and Jerusalem. The church has nothing to do with that period of time. Many writers have mixed the church, which is “the body of Christ” with the nation of Israel, theory which has no biblical basis. To clarify this confusion without having to go into much detail, the church is in a different divine design than the nation of Israel, although in the end both of them will enter into a single design. The period of great tribulation has several purposes, among which, God will “purge” Israel of all unbelievers and rebels. When this period beginning the church has been raptures to the third heaven giving literal fulfillment to Rev. 4-5. While in Rev. 6: 2 describes the appearance on the prophetic stage of the antichrist, which starts the great tribulation (lessen part). Observe what it says in Rev. 6:2;

“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.”

Many have erroneously described this horseman of Rev. 6: 2 as the appearance of the Lord, but that interpretation is incorrect. Since Jesus is identified in Rev. 6:1 as “the Lamb that opened one of the seals”. The period of the great tribulation will begin with the opening of the first seal in Rev. 6: 2 and ends in Rev. 19:21, with the defeat of the antichrist in the second literal coming of the Lord to the earth. Incidentally, at the second coming of Christ to earth, Christ will come on a white horse along with the saints redeemed. Rev. 19: 11-21. The rise of the antichrist is well described by Daniel in many details. Let us explain the key passages of Daniel 7.

“Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.” Daniel 7:2-4

Before detailing these verses, I want to emphasize that the prophecy of Daniel chapter 2 and chapter 7 contain the same vision. Although there are some differences, such as;

  • In Chapter 2 shows the 4 Gentiles, or pagan Empires, which are symbolized by the great image, and includes additional details. Also Nebuchadnezzar not only dreamed of the Gentile’s kingdoms from his days to the revised Roman Empire, but also the second coming of the Lord to establish the kingdom of heaven. The reason that this four great kingdoms are symbolized by the metal statue, which was “great and beautiful”, is that, this is how men look at their own  kingdoms. While in Daniel 7 the same four kingdoms are symbolized by “beasts”, showing how God thus sees the pagan kingdoms; Fierce and savage. Where do the scriptures say that beasts represent kingdoms? In Daniel 7:17:
“These GREAT BEASTS, which ARE FOUR, are FOUR KINGS, which shall arise out of the earth.”

This passage is plain and simple, and It gives us the meaning oh the symbols. Also verses 23-24 confirmed that fact that “the beasts” represents “4 kingdoms or Empires”. Observe what it says:

“Thus he said, THE FOURTH BEAST shall be THE  FOURTH KINGDOM upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.”

Let’s define the meaning of the first beast of Daniel 7.

“The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.” Verse 4

This beast represents “The Babylonian Empire”, which is also represented in Daniel 2 as “The Head of Gold.”

“And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.” Daniel 2:38

Also in the folIowing passages Isaiah 5:39; Jer. 4: 7; 50:17, 44-46, “The king of Babylon” is compared to a lion. The reference about “and had Eagle’s Wings”, identifies Babylon in Jer. 48:40; Ezekiel 17; Hab. 1: 6-8. “the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it” refers to Daniel 4: 33-36.

Let’s define the meaning of the second beast of Daniel 7.

“And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.” Daniel 7:5
“And AFTER THEE (The Babylonian Empire) shall arise ANOTHER KINGDOM inferior to thee..” Daniel 7:39

The inferiority is described in Daniel 2:32;

“his breast and his arms of silver”

How can we determine the identity of the second beast? The answer is very easy. Who conquered The Babylonian Empire? The Medo-Persia Empire. Daniel 5 expressed how Belshazzar was killed by The Medo-Persians.

“Peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.” verse 28
“In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.” verses 30-31

By the way, the prophecies wrapped in the book of Daniel have been fulfilled just as they were written. For that reason, the book of Daniel is one of the most attacked, even in secular seminaries and universities. They can not understand how someone could predict the future with so much detail and precision. But God knows exactly every event concerning the future, and every word written by God will be fulfilled exactly as He has predicted. Whether people believes it or not.

In Daniel 7: 5 the second kingdom is compared to “a bear,” which describes “the cruelty, bloody and unmercifully” that were the Medo-Persians. Isaiah 13: 16-18; Jer. 51: 48-56. The expression “which stood on one side more than the other,” this symbolizes the strength of Persia over the Medes. The same is indicated in Daniel 8: 3 where it says, “Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns (Kings): and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.” Cyrus the Persian was more powerful than Darius the Mede. Also the expression of Daniel 7: 5 “and had in its mouth three ribs between the teeth” represents the conquest of “Babylon, Lydia, and Egypt” by the Medo-Persian Empire.

Let’s define the meaning of the third beast of Daniel 7.

“After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.” verse 6

This beast represents the Greek Empire, which is represented in Daniel 2:32 by “his belly and his thighs of brass”, and “and another THIRD kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.” Daniel 2:39. The expression “with four wings of a fowl” describes the speed with which Alexander conquered his enemies. “Four” is twice as fast compared to “two” that Nebuchadnezzar had. Clarification: In Daniel chapter 8 refers to the Medo-Persian Empire as a “ram” and Alexander the Grecian Empire as a “he goat”, which is explained in Daniel 8: 20-21. When we look at the symbolism of the expression “four Wings” in Daniel 7: 6, and the expression “without touching earth” in Daniel 8: 5, both used in connection with the “speed, or swiftness” with which Alexander conquered his enemies. Those expressions never mean that God was announcing the invention of airplanes. Such use of interpretation is erroneous, since such passages are connected with the empires of Medo-Persian and Greece As it is stated in Daniel 8:20-21. Many writers have taken biblical passages from their original context to support their ideas and misconceptions. They have done the same with other passages and have forced the scriptures to say to that which God has not said.

The other expression of Daniel 7: 6 “the beast had also four heads” symbolizes the four divisions of the Greek Empire after death the death of Alexander. These four heads are the same as those related to the “four horns” of Daniel 8: 8, 22-23. The term “heads” always symbolize “Kingdoms”. Compare Daniel 8: 20-23; Rev. 17: 9-11. This Empire is mentioned in Daniel 2:32, 35, 39, 45; 7: 6, 17; 8: 5-25; 10:20; 11: 3-45; Zech. 8:13.

Let’s define the meaning of the fourth beast of Daniel 7.

“After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.” verse 7

The appearance of the fourth beast is indescribable, since there was no other beast to compare with. This beast represents the Roman Empire, which is also represented in Daniel 2:33 “His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay”. And in verses 40-43 of the same chapter gives us more details on this fourth Empire;

“And THE FOURTH KINGDOM shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. 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.”

Each of the details described in these passages show the brutal forms with which the Romans attacked. It is very important to note how God expressed precise details about the Roman Empire, and the events involved concerning the final formation of the old Roman Empire, which makeup of 10 kings. Only God can give precise details concerning the future. Many “intellectuals” question that Daniel wrote the book about 606 BC. But rather (they say) it was written by another person many years later. They argue that it is impossible for anyone to predict in so many details the events involved in the book. God clearly stated where the Antichrist will proceed, or rise.

The Roman Empire is the indescribable beast, or fourth beast detailed in Daniel 7:7. There is nothing on earth that can be compared to that beast. “and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it” and also “shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise”. The Roman Empire conquered all the territories of the first three beasts mentioned in Daniel 7, which are; Babylon, Medo-Persian, and Greece. The Roman Empire was different to all the Empires prior to it. The four beasts, or four Gentiles Empires, devoured and destroyed as it was written in biblical prophecies. Each of these beasts possessed different characters, but the nature of them all were the same. As Daniel 7:23 says, “The fourth beast (Roman Empire) will be a fourth kingdom on earth, WHICH WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER KINGDOMS.” The Roman Empire is mentioned directly in John 11:48. Acts 2:10; 16:21; 28: 16-17.

The Re-formation of the old Roman Empire under “the ten horns” mentioned in Daniel 7:7.

“7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had TEN HORNS.”

What do the ten horns mean? The answer is given in the same chapter 7 and verse 24:

“And THE TEN HORNS out of this kingdom (The old Roman Empire territory) are TEN KINGS that shall arise: and another (apart from the 10) shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.”

In this verse the meaning of “the ten horns”, which represent “Ten kings, or Kingdoms”, and also reveals the manifestation of the Antichrist. Something very interesting is revealed in verse 24, which is connected with the expression “he shall be DIVERSE from the first”. That expression is used directly in relation to the beast, or the antichrist, it imply the manner in which he will conquer his enemies and the destruction he causes. I want you to pay close attention to this part, since it contains the key to understanding the origin of the Antichrist. Daniel 7:24 expresses that there will be the formation of the Old Roman Empire under the division of “ten kings”,  and not “one king”, as it was in the past. The scriptures do not teach that Re-formation of the old Roman Empire will be form in the same way as it was at the before. The ten horns were the last parts of the vision seen by Daniel, and for that reason they were considered last. Read verses 8, 23, 24; Rev. 17: 11-17. These ten kings, or monarchs, will rise within the territory of the Old Roman Empire. Where do the scriptures say that those kings will rise in the territory of the ancient Roman Empire? In Daniel 7:24 “And the ten horns means that ten kings will rise from that kingdom”. The King James Version says  “And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise.” The key word is “OUT OF THIS KINGDOM”, which means to “come out of this Empire”. Implicating that these ten kings will rise within the borders of that Empire; All the territory that once belonged to the old Roman Empire, will be acquired again by these ten kings and will form again the Roman Empire. You should also understand that Daniel 7:24 is divided in two sections of time,  as it follows:

  • “And the ten horns means that ten kings will rise from that kingdom;”

  • “And another shall rise up behind them, who shall be different from the first, and shall subdue three kings”

These 2 section of times means:

  • That there will be a war between the nations that are located within the territory of the old Roman Empire, and as a result “ten kingdoms or monarchies” will be form.

– Another detail is that the antichrist will rise “AFTER THEM”. In other words, the Antichrist will not manifest until AFTER these ten horns or kingdoms are formed. Once these kingdoms are formed, then Antichrist will  conquer “Three of them”. The teaching that the antichrist will restore the Old Roman Empire at the time of his manifestation is not scripture. The prophetic view is that “the ten kingdoms” will be formed first, and then the antichrist will rise “from among THEM”. This point is further affirmed by verse 8 of chapter 7:

“I considered the (10) horns, and behold, there came up among (Aramaic “bêyn”, meaning “between”) them (the 10 horns) ANOTHER (different) little horn, before whom there were THREE of the first (10) horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”

Observe the sequence of events; “I considered the (10) horns” or “the ten kings”, which will be form first than the little horn. Another detail; “behold, there came up among them another little horn”, which indicated the total number of kingdoms that will be form, which are “eleven kingdoms or kings”; including the Anticrist kingdom.  First the ten, and after them, the little horn, who will  overthrow three of them, and then the others will give their kingdoms to the beast. Fulfilling Rev. 17:16-17.

“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and TO AGREED, and GIVE THEIR (10 horns) KINGDOM unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.”

When will the Antichrist take over the ten kingdoms? In the middle of the great tribulation. Notice what Rev. 13:1 expresses about it:

“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.”

There it expresses the manifestation of the antichrist, assuming total control. In verse 5 he adds the length of time over which he will exercise that dominion;

“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.”

Those 42 months are equivalent to the last three and a half years of the Great Tribulation. Compare with Daniel 9:27. It is precisely there that the Antichrist assumes total control and breaks the covenant of peace with the nation of Israel, and decides to invade Jerusalem, fulfilling Mat. 24: 9-26. At the same time the beast sits in the temple of God, takes control over the temple, becoming the abomination of desolation. Compare Daniel 9:27; Mat. 24:15; Mark 13:14; 2 Thess. 2: 3-5. When the following terms are used in prophecy “forty-two months”, Rev. 13: 5, “1,260 days” Rev. 12: 6, “time, times and half a time” Rev. 12:14. They are referring to the same time period and the events involved in them. The only thing that changes is the pespertiva of the event. The antichrist can not manifest itself until THE CHURCH IS TAKEN AWAY (raptured), and the ten kingdoms within the old Roman Empire territory is form. Where does the scripture say that? In 2 Thess. 2: 3-8 says:

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? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until HE BE TAKEN OUT OF THE AWAY. 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”

Note the key part of these passages; “And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time”. Verse 6. there is something that is stopping the manifestation of the man of sin. What stops him? Verse 7 gives us the answer; “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until HE be taken out of the way”. Who is “he” in verse 7? Once “HE” is removed, or taken out of the way, then, the antichrist can manifest, as its stated in verse 8 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed”. What is the identity of the one who is holding back the manifestation of the man of sin? Many false ideas have been taught as doctrines for years. Many teach that the one who is withholds the man of sin is “human government”. But that is false, since human government will never be taken out of the way until Christ establishes his kingdom after killing the antichrist. Rev. 19: 11-21; 20: 4. Others teach that it is “The Holy Spirit who retains the antichrist, and that he will be taken out of the way in the rapture”. But that is also false, since The Holy Spirit will never be taken from the world. Let’s check what the scriptures say:

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that HE (personal pronoun) may ABIDE WITH YOU FOR EVER.” John 14:16
“And it shall come to pass in the LAST DAYS, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Acts 2:17-21

The prophecy of Joel 2:28 was partially fulfilled in Acts 2: 15-16. But watch what verse 17 says; “And in the last days”. This prophecy will be fulfilled again in the great tribulation period. The following sentence confirms the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in that period; “I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh”. The expressions “And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come”. Verses 19-20. They are connected with the great tribulation period. Another observation, in verse 21 says; “And whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”. Who is the divine agent that makes people be born again when they receive Jesus as Lord? It’s the person of The Holy Spirit. John 3: 3-6. Thousands will be saved in the great tribulation period, and will be born again through the power of the Holy Spirit. Rev. 6: 9-11; 7: 9-17; 15: 2-4; 20: 4. So, in 2 Thess. 2: 7 is not referring to the Holy Spirit. In addition to all this, the scriptures teach that the nation of Israel will be born again in one day, as it is written in Isaiah 66: 8;

“Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.”

On that day will be fulfilled what Paul wrote in Romans 11: 26-27;

“And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.”

Israel will recognize Jesus as the Messiah, and on that day the whole nation will be born again by the power of the Holy Spirit and the word of God. Any rebel from the Jew nation will be kill by the Anticrist and his armies.

So, what do the scriptures say about 2 Tess. 2: 7? The answer is clear if we let the scriptures speak for themselves. The church is at the present time is stopping the manifestation of the Antichrist. Many will ask how can the church be if the church is a woman? There is no scriptural basis to say that the church is “a woman”. All teachings about the church as “the bride or the wife of the lamb” have no biblical support. The passages used for sustaining such teaching have been taken out of their scriptural context. The scriptures never refer to the church as “feminine” but instead as “masculine”. Let me prove to you from the scriptures point of view:

“For he (Christ) is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain ONE NEW MAN, so making peace” Ephesians 2:14-15
“For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto A PERFECT MAN, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” Ephesians 4:12-13

These passages refer to the church as “MALE” and not female. Many biblical passages have been forced to express an idea contrary to the one expressed in the biblical text, becoming fallacies, which is an argument without base or support. In addition, the scriptures identify the true “Wife of the Lamb”. Observe what this passage says;

“And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I WILL SHEW THEE THE BRIDE, THE LAMB’S WIFE. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, THE HOLY JERUSALEM, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal”. Rev. 21:9-11

Now, Who are you going to believe? God’s word or man’s doctrines? I rather believe God than man. Anyone that teaches contrary to what the scriptures says is promoting fallacies and false doctrines and such person is acting in rebellion against God. We not authority to change what the scriptures says. Clearly the scriptures refute any other teaching that changed the identity of the lamb’s wife. Now, what is the identity of the Church? The church is identified as “the body of Christ”. Observe the following passages:

“And hath put all things under his (Christ) feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to THE CHURCH, WHICH IS HIS BODY, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” Ephesians 1:22-23
“For the perfecting of the saints (the church), for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of THE BODY OF CHRIST” Ephesians 4:12
“For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.” Ephesians 5:23

The term Paul uses in this passage is related to “relationship” not to “identity” since he used the expression  “even as”, which implies “in the same way or form”. In Ephesians 5: 21-33 Paul establishes a parallel between the relationship between “Christ and his church or body”, and the relationship that must exist between “Husband and wife”. Paul is never saying that the church is Christ’s wife, since that would conflict with Rev. 21: 9-11. In addition to that, Ephesians 5: 22-33 describes the duties of Christian husbands and spouses.

“And he (Christ) is the head of THE BODY, THE CHURCH: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” Col. 1:18

The masculinity of the body of Christ is very clear in the scriptures, therefore, the expression “only HE who now letteth will let, until HE (the body of Christ) be taken out of the way” 2 Thess. 2: 7 is a reference to the church halting the manifestation of the antichrist. Once the church is raptured, 2 Thess. 2: 8 “And then (at that time) shall that Wicked be revealed (after the church is raptured), whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth”.

Now, the most important question in this section is where does the antichrist come from? Does the Bible say what country the Antichrist will rise from? The answer is yes! God, who knows the future and all the events involved in it, has revealed where this individual will proceed. I must clarify that the study is extensive, and many details to explain but as a way of summary we will explain the key passages that prophesy the manifestation of the antichrist. Daniel clearly received revelation about the place of origin of the son of perdition.

Geographical origin of the Antichrist:

In Daniel 2 King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream where God revealed the future. Daniel 2 reveals the following:

  • The image reveals “6 Parts or kingdoms”, not 4 as most writers said; The Babylonian kingdom represented by “the head of GOLD”. V. 38; 7: 4; Isa. 13: 1; The Medo-Persian kingdom represented by “breasts and arms of SILVER”. V. 39; 5: 25-31; 7: 5; 8:20; 11: 1-2; Isa. 37:17; 21: 2; 45: 1; Jer. 51:11; The Greek Empire represented by “belly and thighs of BRONZE” V. 39; 7: 6; 8:21; 11: 1-4; Joel 3: 6; Zech. 9:13; Rev. 13: 1-3; 17: 3, 16-17; The Roman Empire represented by “legs of IRON” V. 40; 7: 7, 17-24; 9:26; Luc. 2: 1; John 11:48; The re-formation of the Old Roman Empire represented by “IRON feet and CLAY” V. 41-43; 7: 8, 20-24; Rev. 13: 1-18; 17: 12-17; The kingdom of heaven upon earth under The Messiah represented by “THE STONE” V. 34. Isa. 9: 7

The revelation about the future in Daniel chapter 2 is the general point of view, in which many details were omitted. That is why God reveals to Daniel the four beasts of chapter 7. There the 4 Gentiles empires are revealed again, but in much more detail and also shows the Gentile Empires from the perspective of God, which are as “beasts, or wild animals”.

In chapter 7 God revealed to Daniel the details involved in relation to “the Ten Horns or Empires” which will be formed in the future within the territory of the Old Roman Empire. And also the rising of the antichrist from among these ten kings.

“And of THE TEN HORNS that were in his head, and of THE OTHER (little horn) which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.” Daniel 7:20

In verse 24 we have the interpretation of verse 20;

“And THE TEN HORNS out of this kingdom (which is Rhe Old Roman Empire) ARE TEN KINGS that shall arise: and ANOTHER shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first (the ten kings), and he shall subdue three kings.”

Here are a few key words n verse 24: “Out of this kingdom”, meaning “From within The Old Roman Empire territory will rise these 10 kings”. “Shall arise”, meaning “The formation of these ten kings is future”. “Another shall arise AFTER THEM”, meaning “The little horn, which is the Anticrist, will rise as a different king AFTER THEM, or after the ten kingdoms are formed”. The Anticrist CANNOT rise until AFTER THEM. Must prophetic books says that the Anticrist will form the ten kingdoms after he rises but that is not what the scriptures says about it. The passage of Daniel 7:24 is very clear on that.

In total there will be 11 kingdoms; 10 kingdoms that will rise at the beginning and then another one of them will rise, and will dominate the ten at the end of the first half of the great tribulation. By taking control of them, Satan will give authority to the beast. Notice what Rev. 13:4 says:

“And they worshipped the dragon (Satan) 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?”

Also Rev. 17:12-13.

“And THE TEN HORNS which thou sawest are TEN KINGS, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive POWER AS KINGS one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”

Observe what the last part of this passage said; “There (ten kings) have ONE MIND”, which express the idea of “united in mind concerning what ought to be done”. Also it says “and shall give THEIR POWER AND STRENGTH unto the beast”.  This unity among these ten kingdoms will take place at the end of the first three and a half years of Daniel’s 70th week. Daniel 9:27. In Rev. 17:17 expressed what proved such unity;

“For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and TO AGREE, and give THEIR KINGDOM unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.”

God’s word will be fulfilled as He has expressed it.

In chapter 8 God provides even more details about the origin of the antichrist, as well as the separation of 4 of the 10 kingdoms from which the little horn will come forth. Chapter 8 predicts the defeat of the Medo-Persian Empire in the hands of the Greek Empire, led by Alexander the Great. V. 3-7. The Medo-Persia Empire is represented by “The Ram” and The Grecian Empire is represented by “The Rough Goat”, as it is expressed in the following passages:

“THE RAM which thou sawest having two horns are THE KINGS OF MEDIA AND PERSIA. And THE ROUGH GOAT IS THE KING OF GRECIA: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.” Daniel 8:20-21

The interpretation is very clear. The expression “THE GREAT HORN between his eyes is the FIRST KING”. Who was the first king of Grecian Empire? Alexander The Great, who founded the Greek kingdom, and was prophesied by Daniel. In chapter 8 also was prophesied the death of Alexander (which took place in the year 323 A.D.):

“Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when HE WAS STRONG, THE GREAT HORN WAS BROKEN; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.” Daniel 8:8

Also notice in the verse the precision of the prophecy related to the death of Alexander; “And when HE WAS STRONG, THE GREAT HORN WAS BROKEN”. Alexander conquered all his enemies when he was about 32 years old, and died drunker’s dead. In Chapter 8 it is revealed that Alexander’s kingdom, which is represented by “the great horn” was divided into “four parts”. Notice what verse 8 says; “and for it (to replaced it) came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.” And it happened exactly as God told Daniel, the Greek Empire was divided into four divisions after Alexander’s death. This event is stated in Daniel 8:8, which says:

“and for it (to replace Alexander’s kingdom) came up FOUR NOTABLE ONES toward the four winds of heaven.”

Daniel chapter 8 reduces from 10 horns to 4 horns from where “the little horn” will come out. Where do the scriptures say that it will come from one of them? In Daniel 8:9, which says:

“And OUT OF ONE OF THEM came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.”

“THEM” is a reference to “The Four Notable ones” of verse 8, which expressed the 4 divisions of Alexander’s kingdom. The passage is very clear and doesn’t need any other interpretation other than the one is given in here. What does this mean? That the antichrist will rise from one of the four divisions of the Greek Empire. Automatically eliminates any other kingdom outside those 4 divisions. Many have taught for years that the Antichrist will rise from Italy, but that is incorrect, since Italy was not part of the Greek Empire. In the same way it eliminates any other nation outside those four divisions of the Greek Empire. In World War II all biblical writers proclaimed Adolf Hitler as the antichrist, but that was only a fallacy. Germany, Russia, the United States, and any other country outside the four divisions of the Greek Empire are absolutely eliminated. Many mix nations with prophecies that the scriptures have never mentioned, bringing with that confusio among God’s people. Do not waste your time and money in books that teaches the opposite to what the scriptures say. We must reject any teaching, or preaching that is contrary to any direct statement of the scriptures, no matter how many crowds such teaching attracts, or how great is the ministry that promotes such fallacies. Since many have been diverted from the truth by following the crowds and the man. Notice what the scriptures say about such people:

“Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.” Jer. 17:5

The term “flesh” implies “man or any human resource”. The expression “arm” implies “force”. In the Hebrew language the first part of the passage is repeated using different types of words to express the same idea with the intention of emphasizing the truth implicit in the text. In Jer. 17: 5 expresses that our confidence should not be in man, since this will result in a curse. Verse 6 affirms the consequences of trusting in man. Our trust should be centered in God, in all areas of our lives. Also verse 7 of Jer. 17 expresses the benefits of trusting in God:

“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.”

 

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