The Antichrist – a global leader for a global crisis

The Bible is very clear that at some point during the final decade of human history, a global leader will arise who will take the reins of government during a time of crisis and will claim to be a man of peace. The emergence of this man is the trigger to begin the last seven years of human history, as described in Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, and the book of Revelation; a time known to Christians as The Great Tribulation, after Jesus’ own words:

“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been seen since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.”

Matthew 24:21

The Antichrist is described very graphically in the Old Testament book of the prophet Daniel, and these prophecies are confirmed and fleshed out in the final New Testament book of Revelation. He is described in both books as a beast – that is, one possessing inhuman, demonic attributes, though at first these will be veiled to most people. Think of the rise of Hitler and how he managed to have most of the population of Germany and the leaders of other nations under his hypnotic influence; this will not be too dissimilar from that. He will be a man of great power and influence, but also great evil; in fact, he will be the most evil man to ever walk the face of the earth. His power comes directly from Satan, and he will deceive or intimidate almost the whole world into following him. His rise to power will be meteoric and he will claim to have answers to many of the world’s most urgent issues, especially peace in the Middle East. One of the most important things for you to recognise is that he is alive and active right now, as you read this. I don’t know exactly when he will step onto the global stage, but it will be very soon now that the believers in Jesus have been raptured, and you must be able to recognise him and resist him.

Scripture references

In Daniel 7 the Antichrist is described as the ‘little horn’ who arises out of the fourth beast in Daniel’s vision (the Roman empire) and speaks blasphemous things against God. Power is given to him by 10 kings and he persecutes those who believe and trust in God for ‘a time, times and half a time’ (3½ years). Interestingly, the international scene is one in which nations are surrendering their sovereignty to regional power systems. Globalist politicians have already divided the world into 10 administrative regions upon which a proposed world government will be based. The 10 ‘kings’ who give their power to the beast may well be political leaders who arise out of these administrative regions, rather than being 10 individual nations. The one who emerges out of this world government system may well have a connection to Rome as his power base, as per the vision.

Daniel 9 speaks of ‘the prince who is to come’ who will make a covenant with Israel for 7 years, only to break that peace agreement half way through this period (i.e. after 3½ years) by setting up the ‘abomination of desolation’. According to Daniel 9:26, the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. This part of the prophecy has already been fulfilled when the Romans destroyed the Temple and the city of Jerusalem in AD 70, but Old Testament prophecy almost always has both an immediate fulfilment for the time and a longer-term fulfilment for the end of days. Some say therefore that the Antichrist will be a European (like the Romans were) or will have some connection with Rome, either religious or political (possibly both).

In Daniel 11 he appears as a contemptible person who comes in under a false peace, sets up the abomination of desolation, speaks blasphemies against God and magnifies himself against every god (i.e. he is against both the true God and the false gods of other religions). He directs worship/allegiance solely to himself and brings about the time of great tribulation.

Everything about antichrist in Daniel is confirmed in the New Testament. Jesus speaks of the abomination of desolation and the great tribulation that follows (Matthew 24). In 2 Thessalonians 2 Paul describes the Antichrist as the ‘Man of Sin’ who blasphemes God and sits as god in the Temple, deceives unbelievers by doing miracles in Satan’s power and is himself destroyed by the second coming of Jesus Christ at the very end of the Tribulation.

The most comprehensive picture of the Antichrist comes in the book of Revelation. In Chapter 13 we are told that he has the characteristics of the beasts of Daniel 7 and that he is given power by the dragon (Satan). He experiences some kind of counterfeit death and resurrection after which he receives world political power and worship through a one-world religion or ecumenical/New Age merging of religions, so that none can fight against him. He speaks proud words and blasphemies against God and acquires worldwide authority for two distinct periods of 42 months (3½ years) each, during which he persecutes Jews and Christians. A second beast, known as the false prophet, performs miracles by satanic power and causes an image of the beast (possibly some sort of AI which can move and speak and interact with humans) to be worshipped. This begins the second 3½ year period, and is the ‘abomination of desolation’ that is set up in the rebuilt Jewish Temple in Jerusalem as described by Jesus. Many of those who refuse to participate in this are killed and a system of total economic control is introduced whereby you cannot buy or sell unless you have the Mark of the Beast (666). This will likely be an ID of some sort – a digital implant or chip, a quantum dot tattoo, or even a vaccine containing nano-technology that makes you trackable and locks you into a system of transhumanism (merging human and artificial intelligence). PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS MARK! It will be very clear what it is when it is unveiled, especially that taking it is a direct rejection of God, and I think this will likely happen in around 3 1/2 years’ time from now. Revelation says that those who choose allegiance to the Antichrist through taking this mark will be unable to be redeemed and will face damnation for their rejection of God in favour of the antichrist system.

How do we recognise him?

Well, although there have been many antichrist figures in history, both religious and political, who have demanded worship from their people, persecuted minorities, especially Christians and Jews, and enforced systems of economic control on people, none have quite fitted all the descriptions above. Even in our lifetimes and the lifetimes of our parents or grandparents, we have seen types of antichrist in such figures as Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, and various other genocidal dictators. However the antichrist of Revelation 13 will be the only dictator in world history to achieve the goal of total world domination. Therefore he has not come yet.

Also, technology has never been at a level to facilitate the type of total surveillance society and population control described in Revelation as the Mark of the Beast…until now. Consider the Social Credit Score system of Communist China; this is merely a dress rehearsal for the type of system that will be unrolled over the whole world under the government of the Antichrist and his false prophet. Even vaccine passports and restrictions following the Covid-19 period that we have all just lived through are a step towards conditioning society to accept the erosion of basic freedoms and a state of constant answerability to the dictates of the state. Lockdowns, internet censorship, repression of freedom of speech, fear-mongering, and the propaganda narrative that all this is ‘all for the greater good’ will eventually become brute force, and the technology that we have become reliant upon for our modern lifestyles will enslave the majority of people to this evil system through their own choice to participate in it. See this website for more information about how this has been going on for decades already to exploit people’s goodwill and gain social compliance.

The Antichrist will appear at first to be a man of great peace, and many will hail him as a messiah figure, but he will be a false messiah bringing a false peace. Interestingly, many muslims and Jewish people are waiting and looking for a messiah figure to arise, but because they do not believe that Jesus is the Messiah, many will be deceived by him. There are some clues we can look for to point out the characteristics of the Antichrist:

Look out for a man with hypnotic, smooth words, an aura of power, and links with the occult and masonic symbolism – look for biblical significance in his name, his ethnic origin, and his connections. Look for a man with startling intelligence, suave arrogance, and a total disregard for what others think of him; someone that exudes leadership and commands obedience. Look out for someone with influence in global finance, and in supranational organisations like the World Economic Forum and the European Union. Look for a man whose outward show is co-operation with world religious leaders like the Pope and various Imams or Rabbis, and who is at the forefront of creating an ecumenical blend of religions, especially the three Abrahamic faiths, to bring world peace. Expect to see a man who brokers a peace agreement with Israel but also with many other nations too, especially islamic nations, and those surrounding Israel. At some point too, there will be a cataclysmic, possibly even a nuclear conflict in the Middle East, which may well occur alongside the rise of the Antichrist (see my post on the War of Gog and Magog), after which he will claim to have solutions for world peace and reconciliation.

I can’t say who the Antichrist will be, but if you know what to look for, you will recognise him when he arrives on the scene, and I cannot emphasise enough that you must resist him and not allow him to deceive you into accepting his leadership. Only God can bring true peace through the return of the true Messiah, and in the end Jesus will defeat the Antichrist and throw him into the Lake of Fire – this whole huge satanic operation will last a comparatively short time and will be destroyed in a moment by His return, about seven years from now, along with all of us who have been taken. What you are about to experience is not an equal struggle between good and evil, but rather it’s a futile doomed rebellion, which Satan is leading. His only hope is to take as many people as he can to hell with him, and you can escape that by putting your trust in Jesus as your Messiah, Saviour and Lord. Please don’t be afraid – believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved!


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