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We refer to this person as the antichrist - because John tells us anyone who opposes Jesus and God is an antichrist.
There will be many antichrists - but only ONE who goes into
the temple and declares he is God.
Jesus in Mathew 24 - tells us there will be many false christs,
and cautions us to let no man deceive us.
Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2
3 Let no man deceive you..and that man of sin be revealed
Next to Jesus, I think the most prominent character in end times is the antichrist.
The first place I recall reading about the AC is Ezekiel 38 - the gog magog war:
17 Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them
It's because of this passage many think the gog-magog war is the Armagheddon war.
I actually think we have 2 wars going on here and am not alone in this thinking.
One is Ezekiel 38 and the other Ezekiel 39.
I'll go into this later - but want to expound on the antichrist a little.
Daniel 7 we get our first introduction to the antichrist - also known as the beast:
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
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.
The three empires before this "fourth empire" were represented by some of the most ferocious animals of prey; but this “beast” is represented by a frightful monster.
The other 3 beasts(kingdoms) were identified as a lion, bear and leopard.
The fourth beast wasn't symbolized as an animal.
Daniel 7 speaks of 4 kingdoms existing during the last days.
According to Revelation the 4th beast(kingdom) is a composite of the 3 beasts in Daniel 7.
The beast is like a leopard, feet of a bear and mouth of a lion. The mouth was given the ability to speak. (REV. 13)
The beasts of Daniel 7 are a lion with eagles wings - that rose up and stood like a man.
The lion is symbolic of Great Britain and eagle wings that came out of the lion matches the USA.
The bear symbolically matches Russia.
If these are the powers of end time as Revelation seems to intimate, then the leopard is the revived roman empire. Maybe the EU. Whatever it is, the leopard is an end time power and has 4 heads and 4 wings representing kings and 4 of something else.
The 4th kingdom - the most powerful of them all, with 10 horns, will be all of these nations combined and the mouth will be the antichrist per Revelation 13. A little horn will rise up and pull out 3 of the 10 horns by the root.
This little horn is the mouth of Revelation 13 - the antichrist. Since the mouth appears to match Great Britain one could speculate the antichrist is British.
The 4th kingdom will devour the entire earth evolving into the NWO with the antichrist as it's king.
This is an alternative perspective, the traditional can be found by googling Daniel 7 explained.