Rise of the Antichrist

Rise of the Antichrist

The location of the birth of Jesus, the true Christ, was predicted by Bible Prophecy in Micah 5:2 and the location of the rise of the antichrist was predicted in Daniel 7:8. There was no room in the Inn so Jesus was born in a manger.

When Jesus was born there was no room for him in the inns of Bethlehem. Jesus' parents didn't force their presence where they weren't wanted, but instead retreated to a lowly stable where Jesus was born. When the antichrist would come, however, he would destroy three nations to make room for himself.
The Little Horn Power"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. Daniel 7:8 To understand that "among them ", the other 10 horns, means among the former divisions of the Roman Empire we need to study Daniel chapter 7 in greater detail.

As the chapter begins, Daniel sees four beasts coming up out of the sea. In prophecy, what does a beast represent? What does the sea represent?

"The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon the earth." Daniel 7:23. "The waters ... are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues." Revelation 17:15.

Answer: Beasts represent kingdoms or nations. Water represents multitudes of people or large populations. The four beasts of Daniel 7 represent the four world kingdoms (verses 17, 18). Babylon, the first kingdom (Daniel 2:38, 39), is represented as a lion in Daniel 7:4. (See also Jeremiah 4:7; 50:17, 43, 44 for Babylon pictured as a lion elsewhere.)

What do the "eagle's wings" mean? What do the "four winds" of verse 2 represent?

Lion with eagle's wings "The Lord shall bring a nation against thee ... as swift as the eagle flieth." Deuteronomy 28:49.

"Thus saith the Lord of hosts, ... a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth." Jeremiah 25:32, 33.

Answer: The wings of eagles represent speed. (See also Jeremiah 4:13; Habakkuk 1:6-9.) Winds represent strife, commotion, and destruction. (See also Revelation 7:1-3.)

What kingdom does the bear represent (Daniel 7:5)? What do the three ribs in its mouth symbolize?

Bear with three ribs in his mouthRead Daniel 8. Notice that the beasts in chapter 8 parallel those in chapter 7. Daniel 8:20 specifically names Medo-Persia as the kingdom that precedes the rough goat, or Greece, of verse 21. It is the second world kingdom--the same power as the bear of Daniel 7.

The empire was made up of two groups of people. The Medes came up first (represented in Daniel 7:5 by the bear coming up on one side), but the Persians eventually became stronger (represented in Daniel 8:3 by the ram?s second horn which grew "higher," or taller). The three ribs represent the three principal powers conquered by Medo-Persia: Lydia, Babylon, and Egypt.

Greece, the third kingdom (Daniel 8:21), is represented by a leopard with four wings and four heads (Daniel 7:6). What do the heads represent? What do the four wings represent?

Leopard with four heads and four wingsAnswer: The four heads represent the four kingdoms into which the empire of Alexander the Great was divided when he died. The four generals who headed these areas were: Cassander, Lysimachus, Ptolemy, and Seleucus. The four wings (instead of two like the lion) represent super-speed, which was true of Alexander's conquests (Jeremiah 4:11-13).

The Roman empire, the fourth world kingdom, is represented by a horrible monster with iron teeth and 10 horns (Daniel 7:7).What do the horns represent?

Beast with ten hornsAnswer: The 10 horns represent the 10 kings or kingdoms into which pagan Rome was eventually split (Daniel 7:24). (These 10 kingdoms are the same as the 10 toes of the image described in Daniel 2:41-44.) Roving barbarian tribes swept in upon the Roman empire and carved out land niches for their people. Seven of those 10 tribes developed into the countries of modern Western Europe, while three were uprooted and destroyed:

  • • Visigoths — Spain
  • • Anglo-Saxons — England
  • • Franks — France
  • • Alemani — Germany
  • • Burgundians — Switzerland
  • • Lombards — Italy
  • • Suevi — Portugal
  • • Heruli — Rooted up
  • • Ostrogoths — Rooted up
  • • Vandals — Rooted up

Is the antichrist going to come from Russia, America, Africa, Asia?
Answer: No, the antichrist will rise out of a location amidst the nations of Western Europe.

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