Rise of the Antichrist, False Prophet and a 10 Nation
The Bible says that an unholy trinity will arise in the latter
days. This unholy trinity will be Satan, the Antichrist and the
False Prophet. Satan is called the Dragon in Revelations. He has
always wanted to be like God, if not God, and this will be his
one and only chance to actually "play God" in the last 7 years
on earth. Satan will take the role of God the Father, the
Antichrist will take the role of Jesus and the False Prophet
will take the role of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit's job is to lead people to Jesus. In the same
way, the False Prophet will be the one to lead the world to
serve the Antichrist. He will be instrumental in arranging for
people to have the mark of the beast put on either their right
hands or their foreheads.
The 10 nation confederacy will be 10 nations that the Antichrist
and False Prophet will rule from. The consensus is that the 10
nation confederacy will be 10 nations from Europe. Right now,
there are 25 countries in what is called the European Union. By
the time the Antichrist gets ready to take center stage, there
can only be 10 countries left to fulfill Scripture.
I'm going to list the main verses from Scripture having to do
with the Antichrist, the False Prophet and the 10 nation
confederacy that they will rule from. Read these verses very
carefully! You are getting an incredible look into the future
from the Word of God as to what will becoming our way!
1. The Antichrist is called the Beast, the Lawless One, the Man
of Sin and the Son of Perdition in the following verses. The
first verse is right out of Revelations.
stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out
of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns
ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name ... and the
dragon gave him his power, his throne and great authority. I
saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded and his
deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed
the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to
the beast, and worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the
beast? Who is able to make war with him?"
And he was given a mouth speaking great things and
blasphemies and he was given authority to continue for forty-two
months. Then he opened his mouth in blaspheming against God,
to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in
heaven. And it was granted to him to make war with the saints
and to overcome them. And authority was given to him over every
tribe, tongue and nation. And all who dwell on the earth
will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book
of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
(Revelations 13:1-10) Jesus is the Lamb. Notice
that Satan is the one who arranges to give full power to the
Antichrist to be able to rule with the power and authority that
he will have. This verse literally tells us that the Antichrist
will have full rule over the entire world for a short period of
time before Jesus finally comes back to defeat him.
2. The next verse tells you that the 10 horns mentioned in the
above verse are 10 kings - 10 nations that will give their
allegiance to the Antichrist.
"And the ten horns
which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdoms as
yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the
beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and
authority to the beast. These will make war with the Lamb,
and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and
King of kings; and those who are with Him are called chosen and
faithful." (Revelations 17:12-14) 3. The next
verse comes from the prophet Daniel out of the Old Testament.
Daniel was given very powerful dreams and visions as to what was
going to happen at the end of time. The first verse was a dream
given to him by God on the Antichrist. This verse also tells you
that the Antichrist will be a man!
"After this I saw
in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful
and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was
devouring, breaking in pieces and trampling the residue with its
feet. It was different from all the other beasts before it, and
it had ten horns. I was considering the horns, and there was
another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom
three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And
there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a
mouth speaking pompous words." (Daniel 7:7-8)
Notice Daniel's description of the Antichrist. He tells us that
this man will be the worst dictator the world has ever seen. He
will make Hitler look pale in comparison to what he is going to
do once he gets on center stage. He says this beast is different
than all the other beasts that have ever come before him and
that he will be terrible, dreadful and exceedingly strong!
The above verse also implies that 3 of the kingdoms under the
Antichrist may not at first go willingly under his rule. He will
have to subdue them to get their allegiance as will be shown in
the next verse.
4. The next verse from Daniel also interprets the 10 horns as
being 10 kingdoms. It goes on to say that the Antichrist will
subdue 3 of these kings. It also says that he will be allowed to
persecute the saints of God for three and half years. An Angel
from God is giving him this message.
said: "The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth which
shall be different from all other kingdoms, and shall devour the
whole earth, trample it and break it in pieces. The ten horns
are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom. And another
shall arise after them: He shall be different from the first
ones, and shall subdue three kings. He shall speak pompous words
against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most
High, shall intend to change times and laws. Then the saints
shall be given into his hand for a time, and times and half a
time." (Daniel 7:23-25) A time = 1 year. Times = 2
years. Half a time = half a year. This comes to a total of three
and half years. The first verse from Revelations 13:1-10 -
states he will have authority to continue for 42 months which is
also three and half years.
5. The next verse from Daniel gives more information as to some
of the personality traits of the Antichrist. He will have fierce
features, understands sinister schemes, will be very cunning and
will be the epitome of conceit and arrogance.
in the latter time of this kingdom, when the transgressors have
revealed their fullness, a king shall arise, having fierce
features, who understands sinister schemes. His power shall be
mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully and
shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, also the
holy people. Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to
prosper under his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his
heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even
rise against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken
without human hand." (Daniel 8:23-26) Notice the
last sentence. He will not be destroyed by any one man or nation
- but by Jesus Himself when He comes back for the 2nd time to
our earth. The description of what Jesus does with him will be
in the caption on the battle of Armageddon.
6. The next verse in Daniel gives some additional information on
this man. He may be gay as he has no desire for women. He also
may have some Jewish descent in him as it states he has no
"regard" for the God of his fathers.
king shall do according to his own will; he shall exalt and
magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against
the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been
accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done. He
shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of
women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above
them all." (Daniel 1:36-37) This man will end
up being the ultimate ego-maniac of all time!
7. The next verse out of John tells us that his name is
"Little children, in the LAST HOUR;
and as you have heard that the ANTICHRIST is coming, even
now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the
last hour." (1 John 2:18). 8. The next verse tells
us that he is also called the lawless one.
coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan,
with all power, signs and lying wonders." (2 Thessalonians
2:9) 9. The next verse shows that he is called
the man of sin and the son of perdition. This verse also tells
us that when he seats himself in the rebuilt Jewish Temple at
the halfway point in the Tribulation, he will literally
pronounce himself to be God!
"Let no one deceive
you by any means for that day will not come unless the falling
away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of
perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is
called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the
temple of God, showing himself that he is God." (2 Thessalonians
2:3-4) 10. The next 2 verses are on the False
Prophet. The 1st verse tells exactly what this man is going to
do. The 2nd verse gives us his name - the False Prophet. The
Bible also calls him another beast.
"Then I saw
another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns
like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the
authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the
earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast,
whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so
that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in
the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth
by these signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the
beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to
the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.
He was granted power to give breath to the image of the
beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause
as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be
killed. And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor,
free and slave, to receive the mark on their right hand or on
their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who
has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his
name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate
the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His
number is 666." (Revelations 13:11-18)
"Then the beast was captured, and with him THE FALSE
PROPHET who worked signs in his presence, by which he
deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who
worshiped his image." (Revelations 19:20) You will
also note that the Antichrist apparently receives some kind of
wound that should kill him. My guess is that there is probably
some kind of assassination attempt on his life. He miraculously
survives this wound and apparently receives a real healing -
obviously from Satan himself and this causes the entire world to
marvel at him and makes it easier for the rest of the world to
fall under his demonic spell and follow him.
the Antichrist and the False Prophet will now set the stage for
what is called the 7 year Tribulation. THIS 7 TRIBULATION
PERIOD WILL BE THE WORST PERIOD OF TIME THAT THE WORLD HAS EVER
SEEN. JESUS HIMSELF TOLD THE APOSTLES THAT THERE NEVER HAS BEEN
A TIME OF TROUBLE THROUGHOUT HUMAN HISTORY AS BAD AS THIS TIME
IS GOING TO BE AND THAT THERE WILL NEVER EVER BE ANOTHER PERIOD
AS BAD AS THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE! Just as God
gave His Son three and half years to walk with His power on this
earth, God is going to allow Satan, through the Antichrist, to
wreak as much havoc and destruction on this earth as he possibly
can in the last three and half years of the Tribulation.