Outline Study of Antichrist
Let us start this study in the book of Daniel
Antichrist rises to power over the church and the Roman confederacy
Daniel 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. (KJV)
Daniel 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. (KJV)
Event at the beginning of the seven-year period Antichrist (the coming “ruler”) makes a covenant with Israel (Dan. 9:26-27)
A world church dominates religion by the antichrist
Satan cast down from heaven and energizes the Antichrist
Antichrist breaks his covenant with Israel, causing her sacrifices to cease
The 10 kings under the Antichrist destroy the world church
2. Antichrist becomes a world ruler (1st seal, Rev. 6:1-2) “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
Revelation 6:2 “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” One might interpret this of what I believe that somehow that this is done by the beast when he is given authority to make war with the saints to overcome them (See Rev. 13:5, 7; 17:12-13)
Rebellion (apostasy) against the truth in the professing church
Antichrist revealed as “the man of lawlessness,” “the lawless one”
Antichrist’s image (an “abomination”) set up for worship
( Dan. 9:27; Matt. 24:15; 2 Thess. 2:4; Rev. 13:14-15)
The false prophet promotes the Antichrist, who is worshiped by nations and unbelieving Israel
Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
(See 2 Thess. 2:11; Rev. 13:4, 11-15)
Mark of the beast used to promote worship of the Antichrist
(Revelation 13:16-18) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Israel scattered because of the anger of Satan (Revelation 12:6, 13-17) and because of the “abomination” (Antichrist’s image) in the temple
(See Matt. 24:15-26)
Antichrist and false prophets deceive many people
(2 Thessalonians 2:9-11) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
The gospel of the kingdom proclaimed (Matt. 24:14)
Israel persecuted by the Antichrist (Jer. 30:5-7; Dan. 12:1; Zech. 13:8; Matt. 24:21-22)
Trumpet judgments (Rev. 8-9) and bowl judgments (Rev. 16) poured out by God on Antichrist’s empire
Blasphemy increases as the judgments intensify (Rev.16:8-11)
Two witnesses slain by the Antichrist
Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
The king of the South (Egypt) and the king of the North fight against the Antichrist
(Daniel 11:40a) And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind,
Antichrist enters Palestine and defeats Egypt, Libya, and Ethiopia
Daniel 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
The “beast” (Antichrist) and the false prophet are thrown into the lake of fire ( Rev. 19:20)
Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Deliverance of Israel and the church from the Antichrist
Satan cast into the abyss. Revelation 20
The Antichrist and false prophet appear and form a false religion or a counterfeit religion
“Mystery Babylon” represents false religion of Antichrist.
Civil, secular, and military power of the Antichrist.
The Jewish people are preserved by God from Satan during Antichrist’s rule.