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BIBLE STUDY - THE ANTICHRIST.
it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming", 1 John 2:18. The word itself means ‘against Christ’.
The Antichrist will be active only during the time of ‘the great
tribulation’ on earth that will start only after the rapture of the Church has
taken place. According to Daniel 7:11; Isaiah 11:4 and 2 Thessalonians 2:8
- 9; 1 John 4:3, the Antichrist will be a mortal man up to the day that Christ
will come back to this earth. This is at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Jesus will reveal the Antichrist at that time, and will destroy him, 2
Thessalonians 2:8. This will happen at the end of ‘the great tribulation’
- at the end of the last three and a half years. See my Bible study on ‘the
The Antichrist will come from Syria, Isaiah 10:12 - 19; 14:24 - 27.
According to Isaiah 13:6; Isaiah 9:13; Isaiah 14:1 - 11; Zechariah 5:5 -
11; Revelation 16:17 - 21; Revelation 18:1 - 24 the city of Babylon will be
rebuilt and will be the capital of the Antichrist, from there he will reign for
three and a half years. This will be the first half of the great tribulation on
earth. The Antichrist will come out and will reign over the ten kingdoms that
will be formed inside the Roman Empire, Daniel 7:23 - 24. Only these ten
kingdoms will give their authority to him, Revelation 13:1; Revelation 17:12 - 17. Baghdad of today, in
the country of Iraq was called Babylon.
In the middle of the great tribulation the Antichrist will break his
covenant with the Jews, enter into Palestine, and make Jerusalem his capital for
most of the last half of the great tribulation, Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:40 -
45; 2 Thessalonians 2:3 - 4 and Revelation 13. Certain countries will make war
against him at the time he is supposed to rule the world. America will not join
the ten kingdoms inside the Roman Empire, America will make war against the
Antichrist, Daniel 11:40 - 44.
Some Bible students think that Satan will be the Antichrist. The reason
for this is that none of the Christians will know who the Antichrist is, they
will be raptured. There is no Scriptural proof of who the Antichrist is, or will
be. Satan is a separate person from the Antichrist and merely gives his power to
him, 2 Thessalonians 2:7 - 12; Daniel 11:35 - 39 and Revelation 13:1 - 4.
The dragon - Satan, the beast out of the sea - the Antichrist, and the beast out
of the earth - the false prophet, are always seen as three separate persons
throughout the book of Revelation from the time they are mentioned, Revelation
12:1 - 17; 13:1 - 18; 19:19 - 21; 20:1 - 10.
The Jews did not accept Jesus Christ as the Messiah, this is one of the
main reasons why they will have to go through ‘the great tribulation’. When
the Antichrist comes during ‘the great tribulation’ some of them will accept
him as the Messiah. “All the world wondered after the Beast - the Antichrist,
and they worshipped the Dragon - the Devil, which gave power unto the Beast”,
Revelation 13:3 - 4. The last period of ‘the great tribulation’ the
Antichrist will sit in the temple of God thinking that he is God, 2
Thessalonians 2:4; Daniel 11:36 - 37. Read my Bible study on ‘the great
Compiled by: Chris Mengel Snr.
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