Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I am doing a study of the characteristics of the Antichrist to help people recognize him when he appears. Here is what I have so far from the NIV translation:
Antichrist Characteristics
1 John 2:18
  • Antichrist shall appear in the last days.
1 John 2:22
  • He is a liar.
  • He denies God the Father and God the Son (Jesus).
1 John 4:3
  • Does not acknowledge Jesus.
  • The spirit of antichrist is already in the world.
2 John 1:7
  • He is a deceiver.
  • He does not acknowledge Jesus as coming in the flesh.
The son of perdition (one doomed to destruction)
2 Thessalonians 2:3
  • There will first be a falling away [from faith in God], then the Antichrist will appear.
The Little Horn (from Daniel's dream)
Daniel 7:1-28
  • Has eyes like a man
  • Has a mouth that speaks boastfully.
  • Wages war against the saints and defeats them.
  • Is a different king.
  • Will subdue three of the ten kings of the fourth kingdom (fourth beast).
  • Speaks against the Most High
  • Oppresses believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob (saints)
  • Tries to change the set times and the laws.
  • Saints will be handed over him for 3½ years.
The "ruler who will come"
Daniel's "Seventy Sevens (from Gabriel's explanation of Daniel's vision)
Daniel 9:20-27
  • The "ruler who will come" is the antichrist who will destroy the city [Jerusalem] and the sanctuary [Rebuilt Temple].
  • Antichrist will confirm a covenant with many for 7 years.
  • He will set up an "abomination that causes desolation." Some sort of idol or place for sacrificing unclean animals.
The King who exalts himself
Daniel 11:36-45
  • The king (Antichrist) will do as he pleases.
  • He will exalt and magnify himself above every god.
  • He will blaspheme the God of gods.
  • He will succeed until the time of judgment (Armageddon).
  • He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers.
  • He will not regard the desire of women (is he homosexual or does he just have a low libido?)
  • He will greatly honor those who acknowledge him, making them rulers over many people
  • The king of the South will engage him in battle.
  • The king of the North will storm against him.
  • He will invade many countries, sweeping through them like a flood.
  • He will invade Israel (the Beautiful Land).
  • Many countries will fall, except for Edom (Saudi Arabia), Moab (Jordan), and Ammon (Syria).
  • He will capture Egypt, Libya, and Ethiopia (Nubians).
See Chapter 9 in Spiritual Tsunami: Bible Prophecy and World Events are Converging  (due out in April 2012), for more information.


Mike said...

Good stuff. Where does it say that he is in his 40's, and of Muslim descent (kidding here, in case you didn't catch on).

Mike said...

I would add that in conjunction with the spirit of antichrist already in the world (1 Jn 4:3), that 1 John 2:18 indicates that "even now many antichrists have come." Kind of a series of mini-me predecessors for the big Antichrist.