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Revelation Series (8) The Antichrist & the False Prophet

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Pastor Randy walked us through Revelation 13-14, in which he expounded on the names/titles, attributes, and rise of the Antichrist (1 Jn. 2:18-22). He is referred to in Scripture as the "little horn" of Dan. 7-8, the "king who exalts himself" in Dan. 11:36-45, the "man of lawlessness" in 2 Th. 2, the rider on the white horse under the first seal in Rev. 6:1-2, and the beast out of the sea and abyss in Rev. 13, 17.

The 7 heads are seven kingdoms that have oppressed God's people Israel and have opposed God's plan. Six of those kingdoms have come: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece, and Rome. The seventh kingdom of the future is represented by the 10 toes of Dan. 2's image and the 10 horns of Dan. 7. One of those kingdoms will re-emerge from a "fatal wound." Since the beast "resembled a leopard" and since Antiochus IV Epiphanes is a clear forerunner to the future Antichrist, the kingdom that will re-emerge from its "fatal wound" may be the Grecian Empire (current day territory includes Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran).

According to Dan. 7-8, the "little horn" will rise to prominence and power and will subdue 3 of the 10 kings of the 7th kingdom. It is important to understand that the Antichrist (the beast out of the sea) is all of the following - a man, the eighth king/kingdom, and the spirit of Satan leading a final rebellion against Jesus Christ and His saints. The Antichrist will be prideful and exalt himself, speak blasphemies against God and His people, and declare himself to be above all gods; the number of his name is man's number: 666. The number 6 represents the incompleteness and imperfection of man's attempts to be like God. This takes us bac

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