A Biblical Profile of the Antichrist

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The Anti-Messiah is is the one who:

1.Ascends to power through conquest.

Three kings/kingdoms (horns) are removed to make room for him and his kingdom (horn). Daniel 7:8; 24. He shall advance against countries and pass through like a flood.

Daniel 11:40.

2.Is different than historical leaders.

He is unlike (distinct from) former leaders. Daniel 7:24.

3.Looks and speaks arrogantly.

He has arrogant eyes and mouth, speaking great words against the Most High. Daniel 7:8; 24. There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against YHVH, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, those who dwell in heaven. Revelation 13:5-6.

4.Wars against the holy ones

He makes war with the holy ones and overpowers them (wears them out) until Messiah comes. Daniel 7:21; 24.

It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. Revelation 13:7.

5.Attempts to change Torah observance.

He shall attempt to change the holy feast days and the Torah, and seem to be successful for a time, two times and half a time. Daniel 7:25.

6.Has a strong/fierce appearance.

A king of strong/fierce countenance, shall stand up. Daniel 8:23.

7.Has cunning knowledge of language.

He understands puzzling sentences. Daniel 8:23.

8.Makes a strong treaty with many.

He will make a strong treaty with many for one week. Daniel 9:27.
9.Sets up abomination of desolation in the Temple.

For half of the week he shall make sacrifice and offering cease, and instead there will be an abomination that causes desolation. Daniel 9:27; Mattityahu 24:15; 2 Thess. 2:4.

10.Seduces the transgressors of God's Covenant.

He shall seduce with intrigue those who violate the (holy) covenant.

Daniel 11:32.

11.Acts only according to his own will.

(He) will act as he pleases. Daniel 11:36.

12.Exalts himself as G-d.

He will exalt himself and consider himself greater than any god, and shall speak horrendous things against the G-d of gods. He shall pay no respect to the demon-gods of his ancestors, or to the one beloved by women.

He shall pay no respect to any other god, for he shall consider himself greater than all. He shall honor the god of fortresses instead of these; a god whom his ancestors did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. He shall deal with the strongest fortresses by the help of a foreign god. Daniel 11:36-39; 2 Thess 2:4.
13.Makes loyal ones wealthy.

Those who acknowledge him he will make more wealthy, and shall appoint them as rulers over many, and shall distribute the land for a price. He will prosper until the period of wrath is fulfilled. Daniel 11:36, 39.
14.Rules over all wealth.

He shall become ruler of the treasures of gold and of silver, and all the riches of Egypt; and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall follow in his train. Daniel 11:43.

15.Brings destruction to many.

He shall go out with great fury to bring ruin and complete destruction to many. Daniel 11:44.

16.Headquarters in the land of Israel.

He shall set up his government dwellings between the (Mediterranean) Sea and the beautiful holy mountain (Jerusalem, Zion). Daniel 11:45.
17.Produces signs and false miracles.

(He is) the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish.

2 Thess 2:9.

18.Is wounded then healed.

One of his heads (attributes) was as if it was killed, but his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed at the beast. Revelation 13:3. The beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet lived.

Revelation 13:14.

19.Rules over every govenrment on earth.

Authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. Revelation 13:7.

20.Has the doomed worship him.

All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain. Revelation 13:8.

21.Controls all commerce through a mark.

Also he causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell who does not have the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17.

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