Who is the Beast (Anti Christ) of Revelation. Characteristics andPossibilities

A closer look at who and what is The Anti Christ? Why is he called the Anti Christ? How is he referred to in the Bible? When does he arrive or is he here already? Does the Bible mention how old he will be and where he is from? Where is he mentioned in the Bible? Who are his parents? Where does he fit in with End Times Prophecy? Does he become a world leader and if so how long for? Does he have somebody that paves the way for him.? Is he a political, religious or military figure or all 3? Is the Anti Christ a Woman or a Man? What are his characteristics? What will his arrival herald? What will he bring to the world? What will be the Great Deception? How does he end his days?

Introduction
The Beast mentioned in the Book of Revelation is The Anti Christ that will be on this earth as mentioned in the Bible for 7 years (the final 7 years of this age as mentioned in Daniel 9:24-27) and rule this world. He will declare himself God and this event is known as the "Abomination of Desolation". This will herald a period of 3.5 years which would mark the start of The Great Tribulation and the final 3.5 years of this age before the arrival of the Millenial Kingdom. This will be an unmistakable event. Some say that thi sevent has happened already, others say it is yet to come. This Bible quote from 2 Thessalonians states this clearly.

2 Thessalonians 2:4
4. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Why is he called the Anti Christ?
Anti Christ in latin = Anti Christo. The word Anti in it´s traditional sense means to be opposed or against, but also the word 'anti' in the original Greek also has a meaning of 'instead of' or 'in place of' or to replace. So the anti-Christ attacks anything about Christ, what he says, what he represents and what he does. He also intends to replace him and deceive people into thinking that he is the Messiah and the Second Coming when in fact he is the False Messiah and an agent of Satan.

Anti Christ Speculations
Speculations abound about who the "anti christ" is have included about every US president and any "evil" world leader. Throughout history there have been many prominent world figures that could have been classed as anti-Christ’s with a small "a" and we all know who they are, and their names do not need repeating here. Absolutely nothing has changed in this modern day and age and many modern day figures can be quoted as an anti christ. This would include False Prophets, False Teachers and False Preachers especially The Mega Preacher variety. It could include New Agers, Satanists, Pagans, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and of course Atheists. There have been many anti-Christs but there is only one Biblical "Anti-Christ" with a Large "A" and that´s what we will be delving into in this article to find out who it could be he, if he is here now, where HE is from and the three current popular candidates for the title of Anti Christ.

1 John 2:18
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

The End Times Chess Board
If we take the End Times and Book of Revelation Scenario and equate it to a game of chess, it really does put things into a much clearer perspective. The board would be the World Stage or even The Middle East, the 16 black pieces would represetn the forces of evil and darkness and the 16 opposing white pieces would represent the forces of good and the light. The most powerful piece on the board is not the Queen but the King. If the Queen is lost, you are weakened but game play can continue. If the King is cornered then it's Check Mate, the game is over.

The King on the White side would be Christ the Messiah and the Queen would be the Two Prophets mentioned in Revelation. The King on the Black side would be the Anti Christ and the Queen would be the False Prophet. The Ten Kings that rule for a short time would be the 8 black pawns and say the 2 castles for the more prominent kings (I think current world leaders, others think revived fallen Empires) The remaining 4 pieces on the Black side could be the 4 Horseman of the Apocalypse. It is not known what the equivalents would be on the white side maybe the 7 Angels giving the trumpet judgements and the 7 angels with the Vial judgements making 14 + the King and Queen making 16. The 7 seal judgements are opened by the Lamb as in the Messiah who is already depicted here as the King.

The players moving the pieces would be God moving the White pieces and Satan moving the Black pieces. That's how I see it and it's a simplified way to see the Book of Revelation, not entirely accurate but gives a good idea. Many will probably disagree with this and have other ideas.

The Common Frequently Asked Questions with short answers or supporting Bible quotes

How is he referred to in the Bible?
The Anti Christ is refererred to as the Beast in the Book of Revelation but also has other names such asThe Son Of Perdition and the Abomination of Desolation

When does he arrive or is he here already?
Some say he is here already others say he has yet to come. Others say he is here but has not yet made himself known to the world at large in any public capacity.

Does the Bible mention how old he will be and where he is from?
The Bible does not mention age or what Geographical location he is from. Some say possibly Assyria as mentioned in Isaiah and Micah. Others think otherwise?

Isaiah 10:5-6
5. O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
6. I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

Micah 5:5-6
5. And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
6. And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.

Where is he mentioned in the Bible?
Revelation 13:1-18, 2 John 1:7, 1 John 2:22, 1 John 4:3, 1 John 2:18, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, Revelation 13:16-17, Revelation 13:1, Revelation 19:20,
2 Thessalonians 2:4 either directly or idirectly. There are many other indirect references.

Who are his parents?
Just like Jesus his etnicity and parentage will probably not follow the typical man and woman route of conception and birth. His father will be Satan. Mother unknown or something similar. Some say he could be the result of a lab experiment (test tube baby). Many other theories abound.

Where does he fit in with End Times Prophecy?
He is the creator of the Beast System, the One World Religion, Government, Currency all part of The New World Order. The merging of every nation into one and he is the supreme head of it all a wages war with The Saints and forces of Good.

Does he become a world leader and if so how long for?
He becomes the undisputed World Leader for 42 months or 3.5 years as mentioned in Revelation but it comes at a heavy price and is accomapnied by his decline and the Great Tribulation that ultimately destroys him and his kingdom.

Does he have people that pave the way for him before he arrives?
The False Prophet which will be a religious figure will pave the way for the Anti Christ and will have similar characteristics to him. The Ten Kings also mentioned in the Book of Revelation could be Ten World Leaders in charge of Ten Super states prior to the complete globalisation of the planet to create a One World Government. These would also pave the way for the Anti Christ and be of "one mind" and demonstrate similar characteristics to him.

Is he a political, religious or military figure or all 3?
Some say he will be, or is a Political figure, some say he will be a military figure. Religious figure probably not, that role will be reserved for the False Prophet. But he will be worshipped as if he were God and he will demand it, penalty for non conformity or Apostasy will be death. (Similar to Islam)

Is the Anti Christ a Woman or a Man?
The following famous Bible quote makes it quite clear that the Anti Christ will be a man

Revelation 13:18
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.

What will his arrival herald?
It will herald the final 7 years of this age before the arrival of Christ The Messiah and the set up of the Millennial Kingdom

What will he bring to the world?
He will initially bring peace and stability to the world, many signs and wonders and miracles and people will bow down to him and worship him because he will have the answer to all the worlds problems. But it will not last and is marked by a final 3.5 years of chaos, death and destruction heralded by The Great Tribulation

What will be the Great Deception?
There will be a number of Deceptions but the Great Deception most often quoted is he will appear to be Jesus and will fool many including many Christian believers and they will give their obedience to him via The Mark of the Beast.

How does he end his days?
This Bible quote couldn´t put it any better

Revelation 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.

What this article aims to achieve
This article will delve into the possibilities of who this character could be, who is allowed by God to a play a major role in the final book of the Bible known as the Book of Revelation. Character is the operative word here and the Characteristics of the Beast (Anti Christ) are mentioned in the Bible many times in order for True Believers to identify who this person is and to know when the time is near.

Here´s a list of some of the Beasts (AntI Christ) characteristics. Some are supported by scripture in actual verses, others are implied in the Bible and others have been deduced by myself based on what the exact opposite qualities of Jesus would be. These characteristics are indicated in one of these three categories with a brief description and supporting Bible verse where available.

The Characteristics of The Beast (Anti Christ)

1. He will be the man of lawlessness known as The Son of Perdition
The Son of Perdition has only been used twice in reference to any man in the Bible. The first is Judas who betrayed Jesus and the second is The Anti Christ. There is a mention of a falling away which is referencing Christian Faith and increasing numbers of people following False versions of Christianity or other False Religions, which is happening in our own time now.

2 Thes 2:3
3. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2. He will be blasphemous
He will blasphene God in many shapes or forms using his name in a condescending or worse manner and frequently mock him and those who are in heaven

Revelation 13:5-6
5. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.


He could be of no fixed abode?
This is one you will not hear very often but it is a distinct possibility. Jesus was in effect homeless during his ministry as far as we can fathom from scripture. The Anti Christ possibly could be the same which would make him hard to trace?

3. He will claim to be God and be worshiped by everybody
The Anti Christ would need to stand in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and declare himself as God. This event would be known as the Abomination of Desolation. Depending who you place as the Anti Christ, some say this has happened already, others say this is yet to come.

Matthew 24:15. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) See also Daniel 9:24-7

He will have the ability to perform Miracles, Signs and Wonders
He will fool many by his abilities to perform Super Human acts in the form of Miraculous events and will have the ability to produce Signs and Wonders and thev False Prophets who accompanies him will also.

2 Thessalonians 2:9
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

The Anti-Christ Comes Back to Life or is mortally wounded?
There is mention of some sort of wound in Revelation. Some say that this is an assassination attempt but the world will wonder at his death and then recovery. Some say it is in reference to a crucial head injury. He may be blind in one eye as a result? The Dragon mentioned in this verse is Satan. Many rumours abound on this topic the relevant Bible verse is below from Revelation.

Revelation 13:3-4
3. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?


The Anti-Christ Will Control the World’s Economy
With the creation of what is called "The Beast System" the Anti Christ will control the earth and all who dwell in it.The famous Bible quote below illustrates this quite clearly.

Revelation 13:16-17
16. 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.


The Anti-Christ’s Attempted Destruction of Israel
Another crucial element of Revelation and Daniel Prophecy. He signs a peace covenant for 1 prophetic week which is 7 years but in the middle of that period (3.5 years) he breaks the covenant. Sacrifice and Oblation mentioned in the Bible quote is a Jewish custom.

27. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Causes Earth’s Armies to Fight Against Christ
The Great Battle will be led by the Anti Christ and his armies of this world against the Lamb as in the Messiah and his army. Some say this could be Christianity v Islam. Many other theories abound.

Revelation 19:19.21
19. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
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.
21. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.


Extremely Intelligent, Charismatic and Charming with incredible Problem Solving Ability.
No scripture to back this u,p but for somebody that can appear on the world stage out of nowhere and bring all nations together and create a world peace and be seen as some sort of miracle to save the world and becomes an undisputed world leader in the process would take supreme forms of intelligence, charisma and charm and advanced problem solving capabilities. Some say he may be multi lingual increasing his ability to break down barriers between all faiths, creeds and cultures. Could be of mixed race as well which again would help to break down racial barriers that even exist today.

Around 30 years of age
No scripture to back this up either, but think about it. If the Anti Christ is to fool the world including even a large proportion of believers then he would have to be a counterfeit replica of the original Jesus. He would need to be around the same age as Jesus was when he was crucified before he achieved ever lasting life which would mean he would be still be around 33 years of age on his return.

Parentage and Etnicity unknown
Jesus was born of a Virgin and The Holy Ghost in what can only be described as a Supernatural birth that hasn´t been replicated. The Anti Christ would have to come from a similar parentage. Some say he is the result of a laboratory experiment, others say it will be a similar divine intervention but the result being Satan in human form rather than God in human form.

A Successful Military Leader but arrives by promising Peace
Many Bible references put him as a Political/Government type leader that will run the world but references in Revelation do indicate that he will be a ruthless military leader as well. Many place him as one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse being the first and the rider on the White Horse as in Revelation 6:

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.
Daniel 8:25. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Not really interested in women?

A ruthless military leader but not really interested in women is a contradiction in terms. No reference here to his sexuality just simply that he rises above the normal desires of man and simply craves total power and world domination. He will not be the family man type.

Daniel 11:37. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

Religion/Spirituality Unknown
As mentioned in the previous Daniel 11:37 he has no regard for the God of his fathers. In all probability his beliefs will probably be in the Satanic, New Age or Pagan areas of Spirituality which would be the One World Religion that everybody would be forced to adopt. This one world religion could be a melding of all the major religions of our time into one Super Religion such as being pushed at present under the CoExist banner. Otherwise it could be something completely new and unheard of. Nobody really has the answer on this.

The 3 Candidates and Popular Possibilities for the Anti Christ

These are the three most common and widely accepted candidates for THE Anti Christ with a Large "A". They will all have a corresponding "Mystery Babylon" to back up their Prophecy Theory or speculation. The Three Candidates and their Mystery Babylons as mentioned in Revelation are as follows in order of popularity:

1. The Current President of the US. Mystery Babylon equivalent being America possibly New York or Washington DC
2. The Current Pope of the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church. Mystery Babylon equivalent being The Vatican and Rome in Italy
3. The Returning Mahdi of Islam. Mystery Babylon equivalent being Mecca and Saudi Arabia.

A large quantity of Videos have been watched for each of these candidates but only a few final videos that give a fair and accurate representation without slipping into ludicrous slander territory have been used. It is inevitable when you go down this route. The views expressed in these videos do not necessarily reflect the views of the owner of this website and are for reference purposes only.

1. The Current President of the US.
Superb video presenting the case for the current incumbent of the US Presidency being the Beast mentioned in Revelation. He does tick many boxes, has many of the qualities, has a Muslim background that is not exactly Pro Christian, came from nowhere to claim the US Presidency and is Charismatic and regularly gets called the Anti Christ, Demon or Satan at his speeches. Is he the one we should be watching?. Watch and decide.



2. The Current Pope of the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church
A very close second favourite that many say is either the Anti Christ or the False Prophet. Some even say he is The Harlot riding the Beast and Rome is Mystery Babylon. The current Pope is the first Jesuit Pope and the circumstances he arrived at the Papacy is via the previous Pope standing down (an incredibly rare event) because of health reasons. Popes normally finish their term by death. Charismatic and charming and cuddly and hugely popular? Throw in this event on April 27th 2014 at the Vatican in Rome. A dedication to Lucifer
and all that goes out the window. Some say it was the Abomination of Desolation but it´s in the wrong temple and he is not declaring himself as God. Interesting video that puts the Pope as a definite candidate for the Anti Christ below. Watch and Decide.



3. The Returning Mahdi of Islam
Christians know him as the Antichrist. Sunni Muslims know him as the Muslim Christ. Shiite Muslims know him as the Mahdi. He's going to rule the world. And he's going to declare himself to be a Muslim. And he's going to turn on the Christians and the Jews. That´s the theory that Islam believes in and certainly with the recent mass movements of Muslims into various parts of the Western World, something you could say is "going on". Coupled with the rise of the Islam extremists especially over the last year or so, the case for the Mahdi being the Anti Christ and his time is close, is compelling to put it mildly. Video below presenting the case for the Mahdi Anti Christ. Again watch and decide!



Conclusions

This is another form your own opinion article. There are many views on this subject and many other figures in our world today that could possibly be The Anti Christ. Many people throughout history have been labelled the Anti Christ, but never really materialised into that said person. After looking at the characteristics of the Anti Christ as mentioned in Scripture we can arrive at a pretty clear picture of who this person is. Everybody has strong views on who this person is and also whether he is even here yet?

In my humble opinion these are the important characteristics that can narrow down this character in a blink of an eye. When you are trying to figure out a counterfeit, which is what the Anti Christ in effect is, you need to understand the original

Jesus started his Ministry when he was around 30 years of age and was Crucified at roughly 33.5 years of age making his ministry of approx 3.5 year durations. The Beast or Anti Christ also reigns for 42 months or 3.5 years........this is no coincidence. To fool the masses and even Believers he will have to be of similar appearance to the accepted view of Jesus and would also have to be around the same age for that "Great Deception" to actually work and perform miracles, signs and wonders. If he is therefore in his 30s, this categorically rules out The US President and The Pope.

Scripture also states that the beginning of the Seven Year Period would be marked by a man coming in peace and making a covenant with many for 7 years which would be broken half way through that period. Many are saying the US President and the Nobel Peace Prize of Dec 2009 is equated to that Biblical Event??? If it is, then we would now be in the final stages of The Great Tribulation in 2016 if we apply The Daniel last week 7 year timeline.....which we are clearly not. Many of us would be part of the Beast System and have the mark of the Beast and the world would look distinctly different to what it does today. Many of us would not be here now! Quite clearly the pieces don´t fit, regardless of the character of that nations leader. Yes he has changed laws as mentioned in scripture, has blasphemed, and done many other questionable things, but so have many other world leaders along similar lines. Does that make them the Anti Christ............No....does that make him one of the "Ten Kings of Revelation.....a strong possiblilty.

The Anti Christ will also be an aggressive, ruthless but charming Political or Military figure and not a Religious one which rules out the Pope again. Although some say when you listen to speeches by the Pope, they seem more political than religious. Again something open to debate but he does occupy a Religious role. It also rules out the current US President who seems to avoid war or farm it out to other people instead of getting his country directly involved, hardly the aggressive, ruthless take over the world Anti Christ mentioned in the Bible. The Russian President would probably fit that descriptiom much better. Both the Pope and US President have not demonstrated miracles, great signs and wonders, maybe this will happen in the future, but at present there is nothing Supernatural about these two prominent world figures, they are just men in positions of power.

The Anti Christ will not only be in a position of power, but will be a supreme power in his own right. Take the position away from the current Pope and US President and what do you have..........not much...just men. Both of these Political/Religious figures are prominent and tick many of the Anti Christ characteristic boxes, but many of the important ones just do not match up and the prophecy timelines are starting to look increasingly like prophecies that are running out of steam ready for the prophecy trash can . If the Anti Christ was to be released under the public spotlight, it would be an event that you would not confuse with anything or anybody else and would be something that hasn´t been seen before and probably never seen again.

The Anti Christ as mentioned in Micah and Isaiah, that´s twice in the Bible, is pinned down to being an Assyrian. The Pope and the Current US President are not of this ethnicity. Again if he is of Middle Eastern decent this would pin him down as a strong case of being The Mahdi of Islam!

Again in my humble opinion, I think the Pope could be the False Prophet and the current US President as mentioned in a previous article could be one of the Ten Kings mentioned in Revelation, who are of "one mind" and will show very similar characteristics to the Anti Christ mentioned in the Bible. These are people along with others that are paving the way for the final arrival of said Anti Christ. The guidelines of which are contained in the 2030 agenda.

Which leaves us with the Mahdi of Islam. The exact opposite of Jesus and certainly against Christianity he is the third possible Anti Christ. This character is looking to be in place of and replacing Christ. With the rapid insurgence of the Muslim faith into the Western World especially Europe, the rise of Chrislam and Extreme Islam, this theory, one of the least cited, looks the dark horse in the pack, that could in fact turn out to be where the Anti Christ will come from and ultimately who it will actually be.

Again just theories, and you really have to read and understand the scripture and form your own opinion. If you stick to scripture it becomes blatantly obvious that the front runner favourites could be that very person, but could is not IS. As you realise with all Prophecy, the pieces have to fit 100%. Ticking 15 out of 20 boxes is not fulfillment of prophecy. Ticking 20 is. This has to happen before you can reach any concrete prophetic conclusions. This is why the US President and The Pope don´t really get much presence here on this website or it´s social media, I just don´t think either of these people are the Anti Christ. Having said that I do keep one eye on them..........always!

True Believers (Born Again) will not be fooled by this Anti Christ, or his mark, to the extent they would rather die and be martyred than take this mark and worship this character. False believers, Luke Warm Christians and the Spiritually blind will be fooled. What to do in such situations? Keep an eye on all three and any other alternatives, no matter how bizarre, and check against the word, that´s why it was given to us, as a guiding light in these rapidly darkening times.

On a final note when it comes to Prophecy, something I have learnt, DO NOT be fixated on the Superpowers of this age. Always look to the Middle East, especially Israel and Jerusalem. That´s where the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob´ś is watching and where his heart is. That is where you will find your answers. That is where Biblical Prophecy will be fulfilled!

Bible Quotes:
Mark 13:22 - For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even the elect.

Mark 13:6 - For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Matthew 24:24 - For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; in somuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Daniel 11:21 - And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

Daniel 7:25 - And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

2 John 1:7 - For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
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