Understanding the Coming Anti-Christ! The Different King! Part 2
(Ver 1.1) This is Part 2 of a series of lessons on Understanding the coming Anti-Christ revealed to us in the Bible. If you read the first lesson, you no doubt heard a few new things that were difficult to accept because they were mostly new concepts for many. I have read some other teacher’s material and I am not alone in what I taught you in lesson 1. In this first lesson I showed you several verses found in 2 Thessalonians that heavily indicates that the coming antichrist will be Satan incarnate. If you have never thought about that before, then you probably drew back from those statements. Does Satan have the power and ability to do what God does? Does Satan have the knowledge to do what God does? Can Satan learn from watching God and repeat or at the minimum mimic and mock God’s works and words with his own similar signs and wonders? These of course are difficult questions to answer. If Satan is capable of doing what God does, this would mean Satan when he was created was made to be like God in every aspect and feature. We can only assume that Satan was made on a lower level or scale than God, but nonetheless still made to resemble the Most High God. If you have not read from the beginning I would strongly suggest that you go and start you reading in this series with “Part 1”.
We learned in the first lesson that the coming antichrist is called the “man of sin” or the “man of lawlessness”. We also saw that he is directly called the “son of perdition” or the “son of destruction”. All of these names are terms that can be directly associated with Satan. So today I will explore this subject of the antichrist from a different angle, giving you some new Bible verses about this coming man of sin. I want to look at some verses found in the book of Daniel. The book of Daniel is a heavily symbolic book of information that contains both historical and future prophetic information. The book of Daniel also ends with God telling the prophet to seal up the words that were written until the time of the end so that they can be revealed. Since we are now living in the time of the end, I believe God has started revealing the meanings of this book to His people on the earth. I mean what do we need to know this information in heaven for? There will be no Satan, no enemy, no spiritual battles in heaven. So this information will be virtually worthless when we all get there. So we must be smart enough to allow God to show us what these verses mean now.
Dan 7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
The book of Daniel paints a very bleak picture concerning a coming world kingdom. Many in the world have been calling for this kingdom for decades not realizing what they are doing. The term “A New World Order” has been a popular phrase that will help introduce this new satanic kingdom to the masses. I’m not going to teach the entire book of Daniel today, there is just too much information to even try to do that. I am only focused in on the coming one beast of the antichrist found in this book. I will tell you briefly that Daniel in chapter 7 gives us a vision of four world kingdoms. Three have already been raised up and have fallen in the past, but one is still left to come. Here in this verse of Daniel 7:19, it says that this fourth coming kingdom will be different than the others that came before it. So if you want to know how this kingdom is different you are going to have to do an in-depth study of the other three to see how they were. I will not elaborate on all of the differences in that level of detail in this lesson. I will however, address two factors that makes the coming kingdom different than any other previous kingdoms and these are my main points today. You see while Daniel describes this beast and these kingdoms he gives us some valuable clues to what to look for. In every previous world kingdom there has always been a limited scope of the definition of the inhabited world. In other words, the main part of the world back in Daniel’s day was only parts of Europe, Asia and northern Africa. No previous world ruler actually ruled the entire world, it was just geographically impossible for an army with so few soldiers to accomplish a true world kingdom. So every world kingdom of that day never ruled North or South Americas or Australia and a few other places in the world. So one of the key features of the coming new World Empire of the antichrist that will come is that it will have to rule as much of the inhabited world as possible and this is a very large area. I believe that this will be one key difference of the coming empire from the past kingdoms, but not the only difference.
Dan 7:20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
It is of course difficult for people to see what the Bible says if they have never studied it. Verses like these and those found in the book of Revelation are extremely challenging to understand. You can simply tell this by the number of idiot interpretations we can find on the internet for the exact same Bible information. I can remember 40 years ago hearing preachers teach of the coming 10 nation alliance and they saw this as being 10 European nations that were going to form the European Union to create a new world super power. Now that the EU has way more than 10 members, I do not know how they explain what they taught 40 years ago. These were just crazy private interpretations of the Word of God that caused confusion and they are still being taught today in many church circles. I learned from these preachers and teachers that you do not name names that are not found in the Bible. Whenever you do this you get it wrong ten times out of ten attempts consistently. What we can see is that the 10 horns represent 10 new Kings and you can read this in Revelation 17:12. These kingdoms did not exist in the time of the writings of the book of Revelation and it implies that they will be new Kings and Kingdoms of only a very short duration in time. Therefore to speculate who they are is pure conjecture and mindless rumors, so I will not participate in spreading these lies. There is also always a reference to an eleventh coming King that will arise and I believe this man to be the actual antichrist. Here in Daniel 7:20 it says this horn will have eyes and a mouth that speaks great things and will be stronger than the other ten kings.
Dan 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
As you can see the antichrist king will be opposed to God, Christ, the Bible and Christians everywhere. He will be strong enough to pursue and persecute them heavily this verse says. The antichrist knows that his time is very short left on the earth so he is doing whatever he thinks he can to either extend his time on the earth or to delay the coming end as long as he can. Let’s skip down to verse 23:
Dan 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
We can again see that this coming fourth world Kingdom will attempt to control and destroy the whole earth. We can clearly see that the term “whole earth” is used to emphasize one of the ways how this kingdom will be different than those that came before it. It also clearly states that this beast will be bent upon the spread of destruction and mayhem. We can definitely see the hand of Satan personally at work in this kingdom. These are just more scriptures that tell me that the coming antichrist will be Satan incarnate and this is what also makes this kingdom so different than all previous world kingdoms. While Satan might have influenced and backed the previous world rulers of the past, he was never here to rule physically himself until this coming kingdom. So I strongly believe that you can see how this coming kingdom will be so radically different than all of those that came before.
Dan 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
Here we have another verse that informs us that the 10 horns are symbolically representative of 10 kings on the earth. I believe that these ten are all naturally deceived men, the descendants of Adam who are here already but maybe not yet in power. However, this verse then clearly tells us of another king who will arise that will be much different than the ten others. This king will take three world rulers out or down in rapid succession. I still believe that this new eleventh king is Satan incarnate who will remove 3 kings from power on the earth. This will leave a total of 7 kings left with the eighth being the antichrist. If the eleventh king is Satan incarnate it would help to explain why he is so different than all of the others mentioned and why he does what he is said to do.
Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Here is more difficult information, but yet it is also confirming information for what we read in 2 Thessalonians in lesson 1 on the coming antichrist. You can pretty clearly see that this man will be the one who speaks vehemently against everything that is Holy or that is God. This verse also gives us Satan’s reasons and motivations for everything that he is attempting to do. This verse says that Satan is motivated by two primary factors, first he is seeking to change the times set by God and second he wants to eliminate the law of God. These are two very critical pieces of information to what is inspiring Satan’s great and fierce anger toward both God and mankind on the earth. Satan hates everything and everyone, but Satan especially hates the Jews. Why does Satan hate the Jews so much? What do the Jews possess today that makes him hate them so much? Why does Satan want to kill all of the Jews on the planet earth? If you do not understand it is because of the Law of Moses, then you do not clearly understand what God has done and has accomplished with Jesus Christ coming to the planet in the flesh. God had to do something to put Satan under the law in order to convict him of his sins. You cannot convict anyone that is not under the law of the physical or spiritual nation where they are. You do understand this, don’t you? One country in our world can make it illegal for you to wear blue clothes, but unless you go to that country wearing blue clothes, you cannot be convicted of that crime even if you are wearing blue clothes right now. This is called legal jurisdiction or authority. Satan came to the earth which had been given to Adam and he became the god of this world, the Bible says. Adam had legal jurisdiction for what happened in the world. But, there were no laws so Satan was a free spiritual being able to do whatever he wanted practically until God showed up. So God gave Israel the law for several reasons, but one of them was to get Satan under this law.
The only way to eliminate the law of God is to eliminate those who are bound to it. The natural nation of Israel is still bound by God’s O.T. laws. So Satan is still highly motivated to kill them all so that he can hope to take himself out from under this law of God. This is why Satan tried to kill every Jew with Adolf Hitler and this is why every Muslim nation in the world hates the natural nation of Israel and wants to drive them all into the sea today. As soon as a nation like Iran gets nuclear weapons, Israel is in deep trouble, because I believe that they will not hesitate to use them against Israel. Let’s back up in the book of Daniel and look at another vision being related to us about the coming antichrist’s kingdom.
Dan 2:32 This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
Dan 2:33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
Dan 2:34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
It is extremely interesting to study this picture puzzle being presented to us in the Bible. God gives a dream vision to the king of Babylon and Daniel writes it down for us to read. This is a vision of the same beasts that we looked at in Daniel 7 briefly but from a new and different perspective. This image is of one human body type of a male, but made up of five different parts and materials. You can read that the first part is said to be made of gold and this represents the makeup of the head. I believe that this is a representative type of Satan’s original greatness. If you recall in the Bible, Christ is also called the Head of the Body in Ephesian 5, but this body is the church and the body in Daniel 2 is a composite of the beasts. I believe that this is not a coincidence comparison between Jesus and the King of Babylon or Satan. This to me confirms that the coming antichrist will be another attempt of Satan to exalt himself to the same level of Christ. The Bible tells us that the head is representative of the Babylonian King Nebucadnezzar. I personally believe that this king is a symbolic type of a coming Satan figure. There are actually 5 kingdoms described to us in this dream and they are listed below in this table:
|Gold (Head)||Babylonian Empire(Daniel 2:37-38)|
|Silver (Arms & Shoulders)||Medo-Persian Empire|
|Bronze (Torso)||Greek Empire|
|Iron (Legs)||Roman Empire|
|Iron and clay (Feet)||Antichrist’s Empire|
We can observe two things very quickly from this list of world kingdoms. First, is the fact that they go from oldest head kingdom to most modern the futuristic feet kingdom. I believe that metal is a symbolic representation of a spiritual power or force in this vision. Metal has value and strength associated with it. It is also interesting to note that the list of metals given goes from most valuable to least valuable in terms of monetary value and significance. Meaning the last kingdom will be the least valuable from all of the others that came before it. It actually reveals to us that Satan’s spiritual power has diminished from God’s perspective. Metals of course are a highly used symbolic agent in the Bible and can represent many things. Metals are tried by fire and are what remains from a smelting process which causes purification the Bible tells us. These of course could apply to Satan’s world also. Gold is of course outrageously priced in our current world economy and it is the most valuable metal given to us in the list. The value of silver is of course the next most valuable metal in the list of five items given to us. Bronze would be the next most valuable and then followed by iron which builds a lot of our cars and buildings that we use today. The final kingdom which is described by the feet is said to be a new mixture that has never existed before and again this points us to the fact that this one will be Satan incarnate. While these other kingdoms were backed by Satan, Satan was not here physically to rule in them. What is clay? Where does clay come from? Was Adam’s body formed from the dust of the earth? Clay, dirt, dust are all synonymous terms for what our bodies are made of. So we can clearly see that the coming feet Kingdom will be a combination of the previous spiritual metal works that backed the Roman Empire, but this time it will be mixed with human flesh. I believe that this is a clear prophetic picture of the incarnate Satan from a picture diagram and the hidden puzzle given to us in a vision and dream from God.
Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
A potter is the symbolic name for the creator of symbolic clay vessels. This verse is pretty clear when it calls us the people of the earth these clay vessels that have been created by the potter, God. It is very clear to me what God is saying to us now by seeing verses like this one in the Bible. God is calling the last kingdom of the iron and clay feet a combined unification of the evil spiritual with the evil natural flesh. This is exactly what God did in the reverse when He came to the earth in the form of Jesus Christ. We can very clearly see the symbolic representations being given to us in these Old Testament prophecies found in Daniel concerning the last earthly kingdom. The coming of this kingdom is not that far off from being established in the earth, so if you think it is not near you have already been deceived. I have heard from several deceived commenters on the internet about things that I have written about and they claim many things like, all of the kingdoms in Daniel two and seven have already occurred and they have fallen already. When Jesus was here he toppled the last kingdom so there are no others to come. So many people have been deceived into believing so many crazy things that it is virtually impossible to help everyone. I hope and pray that you have not fallen into any of these deceptions. Satan’s coming world kingdom is very close at hand and he wants to cause you to have doubts that it is even possible for him to manifest in the flesh to present himself as a man that looks like one us. This attitude of deception is exactly what caused the natural nation of Israel to miss the coming of their real Messiah, so do not let it be your downfall in believing that Satan is your coming Messiah when he shows up in person.
Satan when he shows up (is revealed) in the world will look like one of us, talk like one of us and even act like one of us to gain power and the control of the masses of nations. You may wonder how it will be possible that one man can do so much, but you only have to look at our world and you will see how fragile a place we live in today. The world’s economies are on the verge of bankruptcy and collapse. The U.S. borrows money from communist countries to survive. So when a man comes along who offers solutions on the surface to every world crisis, it will be very appealing to those who need answers fast. Perhaps we will discuss the mark of the beast and how Satan will use this tool to gain control of the population of the world in the next lesson on the coming antichrist. Also, in my next lesson on this man of sin I will give you verses that show us that he will possess supernatural powers to deceive and do lying miracles. So God Bless you until next time!
If you would like to continue reading this series of lessons on Understanding the Coming Antichrist, please go to “Part 3“.
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