2. The anti-Christ: Facts to Know

 The anti-Christ-Facts to know

Times are changing, Jesus Christ is coming for sure. The seals are about to be re-unsealed, and the first seal will prove to all men that the events prophesied long ago are about to be fulfilled.  Then the second seal will be re-unsealed releasing the second horseman with a sword commanded to take peace from the earth.  The distress of those times will be so intense, like never felt before on earth, bodies will lie on the ground with no one to pick them up or bury them, the famine of those days will cause women to cook their own children, no one will be spared, for the Lord will unleash His anger upon all men for the sins committed before He starts a kingdom of righteousness that will endure forever.

People perish because they do not have the right knowledge, knowledge is power and in the times ahead, having it will prove its worth. This article, just like the previous one lists the characteristics of the anti-Christ or the beast from the sea also known as the man of lawlessness. Be watchful, that you do not get deceived, and the only way to avoid that is to have relevant knowledge as written in the Bible.

Who will be the anti-Christ and what will he do?

  1. The anti-Christ will start as a star, (christian, then Christian leader) before his fall

Stars are those who accept the heavenly wisdom of hope and life, those who believe and have faith in God just like Abraham, and so become Abraham’ s promised spiritual children. Daniel 12: 3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever
Ezekiel 28:14-1714 You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you.
You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones.
15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created
till wickedness was found in you. 16 Through your widespread trade
you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones.
17 Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom
because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.
 
Revelation 8:10 10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter

Isaiah 14:12-1412 How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!
13 You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.

His fall as a star signify the falling of Satan and the stars
Revelation 12:3, 7-9 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.  Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth.
Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. 
Revelation 13:1 The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name 3 …and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
It is written in Daniel 8:9-12  Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. 10 It grew until it reached the host of the heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the earth and trampled on them.
How and when the stars will fall
Daniel 11:3939 He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price
Daniel 9: 25-27 25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’… 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’  he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. …
The anti-Christ is the ruler who comes and  will confirm a covenant with many for ‘one seven’. Those he will confirm the covenant with are those who are not genuine in their faith and at his falling, he will agree to reward all those who support him. Those who are genuine in their faith will stand, but those who will be going along without genuine believe in Jesus Christ and conviction by the Holy Spirit will fall.

 2. Before his fall as a star, he will live in Zion, the garden of the Lord reserved for the redeemed at the end of this age

Prophetically, Mount Zion has many names including; The city of the Lord, the place of the redeemed, Lebanon, garden of the Lord, Nation of the new covenant, the dwelling place of the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in many prophetic scriptures, the East is used as a name for Mount Zion,( The Physical place of Mount Zion is East Africa, refer to Zion 2)
Daniel 8:9-12  Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land10 It grew until it reached the host of the heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the earth and trampled on them. 11 It set itself up to be as great as the commander of the army of the Lord; it took away the daily sacrifice from the Lord, and his sanctuary was thrown down.12 Because of rebellion, the Lord’s people  and the daily sacrifice were given over to it. It prospered in everything it did, and truth was thrown to the ground.
The anti-Christ will believe in God and thus move to Mount Zion of the redeemed (East Africa) to live with his family there. Before the time of wrath starts, all who would have received Jesus Christ; the redeemed, will be called back to Mount Zion. Mount Zion is prophetically located towards the east just as the Garden of Eden was. During the time of the year of the Lord’s favor, this place will be revealed and restored into Eden as a fortress for the redeemed. God has purposed this and will accomplish it. Stars represent all those who in faith like Abraham believe God.
 In those days, all the redeemed will understand the importance of Jerusalem and Israel and so will the anti-Christ, as a born again Christian he will have a close relationship with Israel.
The South is a name used for Egypt and most North African nations. The anti-Christ will have a relationship with North Africa most likely through his trade affiliations. In time, Mount Zion will become allies with Egypt and by then the anti-Christ, living in Zion, will increase his popularity and growth in Africa. By the time the world joins together for a common goal of peace, the anti-Christ will be so popular in the world and will be elected as one of the leaders who will oversee the world peace treaty agreements.
Ezekiel 28:12-1312 …‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God…Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared.
Assyria is a name used to symbolize the anti-Christ in the book of Isaiah and other books, Lebanon is used to refer to Mount Zion or East Africa, Trees are often used to symbolize  people in Bible prophecy, example the two witnesses are two olive trees in Revelation and Zechariah. Ezekiel confirms the life of the anti-Christ (Assyria) in Zion,
Ezekiel 31:3-9 Consider Assyria, once a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches overshadowing the forest; it towered on high, its top above the thick foliage. The waters nourished it, deep springs made it grow tall; their streams flowed all around its base and sent their channels to all the trees of the field. So it towered higher than all the trees of the field; its boughs increased and its branches grew long, spreading because of abundant waters.
All the birds of the sky nested in its boughs, all the animals of the wild gave birth under its branches; all the great nations lived in its shade.
It was majestic in beauty, with its spreading boughs, for its roots went down to abundant waters.  The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it, nor could the junipers equal its boughs, nor could the plane trees
compare with its branches—no tree in the garden of God could match its beauty.
I made it beautiful with abundant branches, the envy of all the trees of Eden in the garden of God

3. He will be highly skilled and a wise tradesman making him very wealthy

Ezekiel 28:4-5, 18-19By your wisdom and understanding  you have gained wealth for yourself
and amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud.
18 By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries.
So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground  in the sight of all who were watching.19 All the nations who knew you  are appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.’”
The Assyrian’s trade is talked of in Nahum 3:15-17 where his merchants are as many as locusts and more numerous than the stars in the sky
Nahum 3 15..Multiply like grasshoppers, multiply like locusts!
16 You have increased the number of your merchants
till they are more numerous than the stars in the sky,
but like locusts they strip the land and then fly away.
17 Your guards are like locusts, your officials like swarms of locusts
that settle in the walls on a cold day but when the sun appears they fly away,
and no one knows where.

  1. To become the anti-Christ he will destroy his land, betray his people, shame his house and forfeit his life

Jeremiah 12 “I will forsake my house, abandon my inheritance;
I will give the one I love into the hands of her enemies.
My inheritance has become to me like a lion in the forest.
She roars at me; therefore I hate her.
Has not my inheritance become to me like a speckled bird of prey
that other birds of prey surround and attack?
Go and gather all the wild beasts; bring them to devour.
Habakkuk 2:9“Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain, setting his nest on high
to escape the clutches of ruin! 10 You have plotted the ruin of many peoples,
shaming your own house and forfeiting your life. 11 The stones of the wall will cry out, and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.

Because of destroying his land and betraying his own people and house, he will not be buried nor rest in his death
Isaiah 14:18-20 18 All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb. 19 But you are cast out of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain, with those pierced by the sword, those who descend to the stones of the pit. Like a corpse trampled underfoot, 20you will not join them in burial, for you have destroyed your land and killed your people.

  1. As a fallen star he will take his role as the destroyer and commander of the armies of the world which will be well organized and as large as an army of locusts

Note that, trumpet 3 warns of his fall while Trumpet five shows his rise to power

Revelation 8:10 10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter
Revelation 9:1 The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes. During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces. Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. 10 They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months. 11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).
Isaiah 33:1-2, 4 , 1Woe to you, destroyer, you who have not been destroyed!
Woe to you, betrayer, you who have not been betrayed!
When you stop destroying, you will be destroyed;
when you stop betraying, you will be betrayed.
4Your plunder, O nations, is harvested as by young locusts;
like a swarm of locusts people pounce on it.

  1. He is the angel of the Abyss and will set free the beast out of the earth

Revelation 9 :1-3 The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.  And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth.  11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).
Revelation 17:8, 11  The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come. 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.

  1. The anti-Christ will act in pride and greed and desire to destroy all nations

Daniel 11:36 36 “The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.
Psalms 10 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
who are caught in the schemes he devises. He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord. In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;
in all his thoughts there is no room for God. His ways are always prosperous;
your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies.
He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”
His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent.
His eyes watch in secret for his victims; like a lion in cover he lies in wait.
He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
10 His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
11 He says to himself, “God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.
Habakkuk 2:4-5 See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness. indeed, wine betrays him; he is arrogant and never at rest. Because he is as greedy as the grave and like death is never satisfied, he gathers to himself all the nations and takes captive all the peoples.
Habakkuk 1 13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing.
Why then do you tolerate the treacherous?Why are you silent while the wicked
swallow up those more righteous than themselves?
14 You have made people like the fish in the sea, like the sea creatures that have no ruler.
15 The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks, he catches them in his net,
he gathers them up in his dragnet;  and so he rejoices and is glad.
16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense to his dragnet,
for by his net he lives in luxury and enjoys the choicest food.
17 Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy?
Isaiah 10:5-7“Woe to the Assyrian, the rod of my anger, in whose hand is the club of my wrath!
I send him against a godless nation, I dispatch him against a people who anger me,
to seize loot and snatch plunder,  and to trample them down like mud in the streets.
But this is not what he intends, this is not what he has in mind;
his purpose is to destroy, to put an end to many nations
.
Isaiah 10:12-19 12 When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, “I will punish the king of Assyria for the willful pride of his heart and the haughty look in his eyes. 13 For he says:
“‘By the strength of my hand I have done this,
and by my wisdom, because I have understanding.
I removed the boundaries of nations, I plundered their treasures;
like a mighty one I subdued their kings.
14 As one reaches into a nest, so my hand reached for the wealth of the nations;
as people gather abandoned eggs, so I gathered all the countries;
not one flapped a wing, or opened its mouth to chirp.’”

  1. He is the ruler whose army will take away the daily sacrifice, destroys the city of Jerusalem and set up an abomination that causes desolation

Daniel 9: 25-27 25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’  he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.
Daniel 8 11 It set itself up to be as great as the commander of the army of the Lord; it took away the daily sacrifice from the Lord, and his sanctuary was thrown down.12 Because of rebellion, the Lord’s people and the daily sacrifice were given over to it. It prospered in everything it did, and truth was thrown to the ground.

This article contains bible verses quoted from Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28 and Ezekiel 30, Which many prophecy students have in the past interpreted as referring to the devil. Prophecy proves these chapters refer to the anti-Christ, read the next article on the anti-Christ, anti-Christ part 3 to understand why.

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