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In depth articles and exposes on what the Bible teaches about the Antichrist.

The Mystery of the 3 Horns in Daniel Ch. 7-Solved

 

In my book the Seat of the Antichrist I addressed the three horns of Daniel 7 and said that since we know that the ten horns come out of the Beast (Final World Empire) that these three nations would be subdued by the Antichrist. I stated that possibly there would be 13 nations and 3 would be removed making the final number 10.   Some have speculated that three would be removed from the ten leaving 7. The verses read as follow:

Daniel 7:7…It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots.

Daniel 7:19 …and the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows.

Daniel 7:24 The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings.

Subdue in the Hebrew word means humble, abase, subdue, put down. Chaldee APHEL, to depress, to cast down, (kings, mighty men) Daniel 5:19 7:24 to depress,  humble one’s heart, to be humbled, ibid. 5:22

Plucked up by the roots means, to pluck, be rooted up, to be rooted up, to root up meaning to remove completely, eliminate, obliterate, wipe out.

There is another possibility that would fit in geopolitically and biblically and thus solve the mystery of the three horns in Daniel 7.  These three nations might be nations that relinquish and give up their sovereignty to the Beast.  Let’s say that two of the nations were Belgium and Luxembourg, they would in fully giving their laws over to the EU completely integrate with EU and no longer call themselves by their country’s name.   Thus, they would be subdued and plucked up by the roots because a horn in the Bible is a kingdom. This not only solves the mystery of the three horns, which is yet future, but would also fit the description.

Within the EU, there is the discussion for an inner core of members who will go forward ahead of the other members in full-fledged political union. This is laid out in a simple arrangement in the proposed treaty to replace the Lisbon treaty: The Fundamental Law of the European Union. In the prophetic writings, the ten kings align with the Beast, but these three are different.   Daniel 7:19 tell us and the other horn which came up, before which three fell,  the word fell is the Aramaic word nephal, which means to fall, fall down, it also means to prostrate one’s self.  What would be more humbling for a kingdom than to give its nation over to be part of another one and that is basically what they will do. These three will give up their nationhood to assume the Empire’s.    This can also yet happen in the European Union’s evolution. I spoke about the core group, well when that is officially formed, these three can prostrate themselves to the Beast by giving up their national sovereignty completely and being the countries’ that give up national laws for EU laws only.  Thus the mystery of the 3 horns of Daniel, which has been one of the most difficult to understand prophetic forecasts is now solved.  Since the words used for the three kings of Daniel 7 signify being humbled, what is more humbling for a nation than to give up its nationhood for the Empire it chooses to join.

Is the Antichrist Handsome and Charming? Common Myths

 

Below is the script for my commentary from my blogtalkradio show Prophecy Talk titled Is The Antichrist Handsome and Charming? Common Myths

The mysterious frightening language of the Revelation leaves us mystified and terrified and curious, especially when it comes to the person of the Antichrist.  Who is he, what will he look like? Myths have surfaced and anyone who embraces these myths is not paying attention to what the Scriptures teach about the Antichrist. Some teachers have depicted the Antichrist as a handsome man with perfect features smiling from ear to ear, deceiving the world by his charismatic charm and good looks.  This takes us to our first myth and you will notice that I speak in the present tense because the Antichrist is already walking, talking and living on earth, he has just not stepped into his position yet.

Before I expose the myth, I want to point out that many Christians believe that we should not focus so much attention on the Antichrist or the end times because the Bible teaches about Jesus and we must focus on Jesus. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

God spoke Scripture for inspiration and for teaching. The prophets of Ancient Israel, warned the Israelites of various evil kings and troops invading and taking captive the children of Israel. The prophecy acted as a warning.  They were to get their lives in order with God.  If you do not know Jesus as your personal savoir now is the time to come to know him and if you are a believer, now is the time to make sure you are in a close walk with Christ and doing his will for your life. The forecasts of the coming Antichrist are more complex because the teachings deal with the battle of Armageddon, which leads to the end of the age, the destruction of the earth, and the white throne judgment. In addition during the Tribulation believers will find themselves in a new dispensation in which they will be directly effected.   End time teachings are also for Tribulation Saints to understand what they are dealing with. Jesus also commands his followers to Watch for the signs of his coming. Having said all of that I am now going to give you the characteristics of the Antichrist taught in the Bible so that you will know how to identify him. So we go back now to our first myth.

Myth no. 1 The Antichrist is exceptionally handsome.

The myth arose from the thought that if the Antichrist is going to rule the world people will need to be attracted to him and it is a fact that people are more attracted to attractive persons. The Bible clearly states when someone is beautiful. Genesis 12:11 describes Sara Abraham’s wife as a woman of beautiful countenance. Genesis 29:17, tells us Rachel was beautiful of form and appearance. When it came to a handsome man, 11 Samuel 14:25 describes David’s son Absalom, which btw, is how some imagine the Antichrist to look like, “Now in all Israel there was no one who was praised as much as Absalom for his good looks. From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.   Verse 27 tells us about his daughter: To Absalom were born three sons and one daughter whose name was Tamar. She was a woman of beautiful appearance. The Bible does not offer the same language when describing the Antichrist’s features. What the Bible tells us about the appearance of the Antichrist is this: Daniel 8: 23 states, “And in the latter time of their kingdom, When the transgressors have reached their fullness, A king shall arise, Having fierce features…

The word means strong, mighty, fierce. The word in Daniel 8:23 specifically means hard of face shameless, not showing respect for another person, rude.  Synonyms are insolent meaning the person is marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others.   Insolent, highly insulting, contemptuous in speech or conduct, overbearing.  We also get from these words exhibiting boldness.

Daniel 7:20 tells us that the Antichrist’s appearance is greater than his fellows and the word used in the Hebrew means chief, captain, leader, it also means great, to speak great things, to speak proudly, impiously, which also relates to his establishing himself as a deity.  This brings us to  our second myth that the Antichrist’s is going to be charismatic, so charismatic the world will want to flock to him. No where in Scripture does it say the Antichrist is charismatic and a charmer, if anything he will stand out as a leader and one who is cocky and bold.  The Bible focuses more on his words which are blasphemous than his looks. The Antichrist does not get into his position by his charm. The Scripture tells us that he obtains the kingdom through intrigue- a secret or underhand scheme; a plot.

As I stated in my book The Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and The European Union, the Scripture tells us that the Antichrist is wiser than Daniel, he is smart and Daniel 8:23 tells us he will understand sinister schemes, he knows what he is doing and knows how to get into position.  He will know the solutions to the various problems within the EU but he is really going to move the EU into its position of strength for his own purposes.

In terms of the European Union, which he will lead, what he is doing at this moment is making like he is for the European Union’s goals and purpose and like he is for all Europeans. But, he already sees his potential for total and absolute power within the EU.   He really does not care about Europe he cares about power.  He will try to get into the EU’s seat of power, which is the Seat of the Antichrist.

The Antichrist becomes strong with a small people, which means that it is a small country or electorate that puts him into power, but he raises his position to its greatness. I believe he is from a small country and then he gets into the European Union and is elected by the groups within the EU council and Parliament to his position. Daniel also tells us that here is no pomp or circumstance when he gets into position.   He is not given the honor of a king. This describes each European Union presidency.

In the Revelation, the Antichrist comes on a white horse because he is a deceiver and many will believe his words that he stands on the teachings of his ideology, that he is for Europe, human rights, and the good of the people. He is anything but.  Initially when he sits in the EU’s highest seat he will continue to deceive to accomplish his aims and he will.  He does not gain his position because he is a great charmer or so charismatic but through intrigue and becoming strong with a small people.  Satan is there to help him get into his position.  Revelation 13:2 tells us that “the dragon gave him his power, his throne and great authority.   In addition the Antichrist is appointed by God for God’s purpose.  He allows the Antichrist to make war with the saints. Revelation 13:7 tells us: It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them.  And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue and nation.

I want to point out that while the Antichrist is not charismatic the false prophet is. The bible tells us about the false prophet in  Revelation 13: 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.  In regards to the Antichrist’s wound Revelation 13 tells us there is an eighth head on our seven headed beast who dies and comes back to live again, we also learn in Zachariah that the wound is elaborated on for we are told his right eye is blinded and his left arm dried up.   The mere fact that someone would try to kill him tells us that someone does not like him, this wound also identifies him. He might end up wearing special glasses or an eye path. His arm might be in some sort of a sling.  Or he will not move it because of its paralysis.  The Antichrist’s injury and recovery from near death is in part how he will get the world’s attention.   Again we have another parallel to Jesus.

Thus, we have answered the question is the Antichrist handsome and charming?   The answer is clear.   While this broadcast has helped answer some of the questions on the identity of the Antichrist, even more so it will help any Tribulation Saints who tune in to identify him.  In the mean time are you ready for when the King returns?  This has been Erika Grey with Today’s topic, join me next week when I will be speaking on Why the US had better pay attention to the EU.

 

 

666-The Number of His Name (of his kingdom)

 

The riddle of Revelation concerning the Antichrist is the number of his name.  Revelation states in 13:18:

Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.

The number of his name is mentioned again in Revelation 15:2:

And I saw something like glass mingled with fire and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name.

I used to take the opinion of many other Bible expositors that the number of his name was calculated by taking the Antichrist’s name and totaling it up via corresponding the numbers to the letters in the Antichrist’s name in English, Hebrew or Greek.

The Greek word Beast in the Revelation is therion which means 1) an animal

2) a wild animal, wild beast, beast

3) metaph. a brutal, bestial man, savage, ferocious

Revelation 13:1 describes the Beast of Revelation:

Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns and on his horns ten crowns and on his heads a blasphemous name.

The beast depicted in Revelation 13:1 is the Antichrist united with his kingdom, which is established by Satan. Revelation 13:2 affirms:…The dragon gave him his power and throne and great authority.”

The verse portrays all of the beasts of Daniel as one, these are the seven heads, and it states in the description of the heads, “and on his heads a blasphemous name.” The heads represent actual persons who represent the various kingdoms in ancient history that conquered Israel.  We are told in verse three that this person (Antichrist) will suffer a deadly wound and be healed. (And I saw one of his as if it had been wounded , and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.)

Verse  5 parallels with Daniel which also tells us that he speaks blasphemies. (And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.) The beast which starts as a kingdom now becomes a person.

While many believe the number of the beast’s name pertains to the actual surname of the Antichrist, it might not pertain to his name at all.  The name the Scripture refers to might be the name of his Kingdom.  In the Bible the Antichrist is one with his kingdom.

In Bible Prophecy kings are often aligned with their kingdoms.  A few examples in Scripture are the King of Babylon, the King of Tyrus, and the king of Assyria.

Taking all of this into account, there is the likelihood that the number of his name will refer to the name of the Antichrist’s empire and not to his actual surname.

Thus we can speculate.  In relation to the European Union, which we know without a doubt is the final world empire spoken of by Daniel, if this verse refers to the government of the Antichrist as part of the Antichrist, the EU has already gone through one name change.  It started out as the European Community and was renamed the European Union.  There might yet be another name ahead for the EU under the authority of the Antichrist. This blasphemous name will calculate to 666. The Revelation riddle concerning the number of his name will be solved.  Thus the number of his name can apply to his government and not his actual surname.

 

 

The Antichrist Has Over 30 Names in the Bible

The Tribulation is a seven-year period of wars, plagues, famines, earthquakes, and disasters. It ends in the Battle of Armageddon, and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Part of the earth’s judgments happen through a leader whom the masses empower. The Scriptures profile this dictator’s reign of terror. Due to his anti-God, anti-Christ policies, Evangelical circles customarily refer to him as the Antichrist. The Bible mentions this title only once in the Scriptures. The Devil enters this man’s body and wreaks havoc on the world. His reign ignites the Battle of Armageddon (Is. 14:12; Ezek. 28:3-4). Evidencing this leader’s significance, over thirty titles relate to him in both the Old and New Testaments. These include:

Ps. 5-6           The Bloody and Deceitful Man

Ps. 10:2-4    The Wicked One

Ps. 10:18      The Man of the Earth

Ps. 52:1        The Mighty Man

Ps. 53:3        The Enemy

Ps. 74:8-10  The Adversary

Ps. 111:6       The Head of Many Countries

Ps. 140:1       The Violent Man

Is. 10:5-12    The Assyrian

Is. 14:2           The King of Babylon

Is. 14:12         The Sun of the Morning

Is. 16:4-5        The Spoiler (also in Jer. 6;26)

Is. 22:25          The Nail

Is. 25:5             The Branch of the Terrible Ones

Ez. 21:25-27   The Profane Wicked Prince of Israel

Dan. 7:8            The Little Horn

Dan. 9:26          The Prince That Shall Come

Dan. 11:121      The Vile Person

Dan. 11:36        The Willful King

Zec. 11:16-17  The Idol Shepherd

2 Thess. 2:3      The Man of Sin

2 Thess. 2:3      The Son of Perdition

2 Thess. 2:8      The Lawless One

Rev. 9:11            The Angel of the Bottomless Pit

John 5:43          Another Coming in His Own Name

Dan. 8:23            The King of Fierce Countenance

Matt. 24:15        The Abomination of Desolation

Dan. 9:27            The Desolator

Ezek. 28:12         The King of Tyre

Jer. 4:6-7            The Lion

Jer. 4:6-7            The destroyer of the nations

Is. 14:12               Lucifer

1 John 2:18, identifies him as the Antichrist, a liar who denies the Father and the Son. Rev. 13:1 refers to him as “the Beast,” and later in the passage names him 666. The number six, translated from the New Testament Greek into English, means “vex,” or “curse.” Seven represents God’s number of perfection. The triple six represents the unholy trinity, with the Devil acting as God. The Antichrist, whom Satanists call the son of Satan, mimics Jesus Christ. The False Prophet who the Bible predicts will comes onto the earth and performs miracles to get the masses to worship the Beast, mocks God’s Holy Spirit. The unholy trinity are named in Scriptures as “The Dragon,” “The Beast,” and “The False Prophet.” Unlike previous dictators, Satan himself possesses the Antichrist. He obtains the world’s respect by bringing the world prosperity, until the day he declares himself a god and demands worship for himself alone. Once the Antichrist establishes himself as a deity his evil side manifests itself.

The above post is an excerpt from my book The Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and The European Union, it has been  changed for this blog post.

The Antichrist Has a Facebook Page

The Antichrist has a Facebook page and is signed up for Twitter.
How would I know this? We know that the Antichrist is here now, this is evident
by the plethora of natural disasters that have been occurring. It is God’s
warning that the Tribulation is around the corner. We are watching the
financial crisis unfold in both the United States and Europe and wreaking their
havoc. No doubt, the Antichrist is alive and well on the planet earth. His stage is being set. What does this have to do with Facebook?

At this time the Antichrist is in politics working his way to his position. He has probably been in politics all of his life, this is his ministry. The book of Daniel tells us that the Antichrist becomes strong with a small people. I stated in my book that he will gain notoriety in a small EU country. He will get into politics in one of these nations and from there work his way to the EU Commission. He might even be in the EU Parliament at this time. If you read my book The Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and the European Union you will read where I state that he will lead the European Union. Daniel is quite specific that the Roman Empire is the final world empire that will launch the Antichrist and that is none other than the EU, which Commission President Manuel Barosso called an Empire.

So why does the Antichrist have a Facebook page and is also signed up for Twitter? Nearly all businesses and politicians are on Facebook and Twitter. Through social networks the Antichrist gets himself known as all other politicians.  It is protocol for politicians and businesses and even for Mr. Antichrist.

The prophet Daniel tells us that the Antichrist gains his position by intrigue, by being cunning and clever. Facebook and Twitter are smart moves to help him gain notoriety in this internet age. John in the Revelation depicts him as arriving on a white horse as a man of peace but he is a deceiver. He gains position by telling people what they want to hear, by being for their causes, by having solutions to the world’s problems, and yes he is probably helping with the solutions to the current financial woes in the EU. He can care less about any of the problems he is helping to solve. He knows this is what the people want to hear. He will say anything he needs to say to get into leadership.

The Antichrist has not been revealed for who he is, but he is now among the many names in Facebook and the many accounts on Twitter. At this time he has both friends and followers and unbeknownst to you, you might have friended him and be following him right now.

 

 

The Antichrist and Jesus: The Many Biblical Contrasts

Throughout the Bible are numerous contrasts of Jesus and the Antichrist. The many comparisons reveal the significance of the spiritual battle which began when God first cast Satan out of heaven. The Biblical definition of Satan means adversary. The Greek defines Devil as false accuser. The Antichrist is our Lord Jesus Christ’s evil counterpart and true rival. Jesus is the son of God and the Antichrist is the Son of Satan.  Both are part of a trinity. Jesus is part of the holy trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and the Antichrist belongs to the unholy trinity (Satan, Antichrist, and the false prophet as the unholy spirit.) Jesus’ kingdom is in heaven, the Antichrist’s is here on earth. The parallels are even more numerous. God sits on a throne, and Revelation informs us that Satan also possesses a throne.
The Bible refers to Jesus as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and calls Satan the roaring lion seeking who he will devour. The Antichrist is also compared to a lion, which charges from the thicket. Jesus is the pride lion, which is the strongest male which gets to lead the pride while Satan is the scavenger lion which in nature is too weak to win against a pride male and is an outcast from the pride left to scavenge for food.
While the Revelation depicts Jesus riding a white horse as the King of Kings, the Antichrist also rides a white horse, but he arrives as a prince of deception and a destroyer of life. Jesus brings life while the Antichrist brings death. The masses view Jesus high up in the sky while the Antichrist is viewed lying on the ground at the end of the Battle of Armageddon.
Both came to this earth once before and hung on a tree. God said “cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree”(Gal. 3:13, Deut.21:22-23.) Jesus died on the cross and bore the curse of sin to release man from the curse so that all who place their faith and trust in trust in him for their salvation will have eternal life. Judas Iscariot who Jesus referred to as the son of perdition willingly hung himself on a tree as if marking Satan the curse for mankind so that all who believe his lies will live in eternal damnation. There is a teaching that teaches that Judas Iscariot who Jesus referred to as the Son of Perdition was the Antichrist and returns in the latter days. Satan directly entered into Judas and the Bible also records that Satan also enters into is the Antichrist. Jesus came in his own name and the masses rejected Him. The Antichrist will come in his own name and the masses will accept him.
Both come preaching a Gospel, Jesus preaches His Gospel while the Antichrist teaches of his strange god of forces. Both mark and seal their believers with God placing his seal on the redeemed and Satan through the Antichrist institutes the Mark of the Beast. Both kingdoms use numerology. Biblical (7, 40, 12, 3,) Antichrist (13, 666, 9, 6,) to name a few.
The kingdom of God teaches through the Bible, while the Kingdom of Satan relies on all false teachings. Jesus heals individuals, Antichrist comes to destroy them. The Bible refers to Jesus as the chief cornerstone uniting his church; the Antichrist acts as the cornerstone for uniting the world. Jesus is the name above all names, The Antichrist has a number for his name. So throughout Scripture we find all of the parallels which reveal the significance of the Battle of the Ages. I point out in my book, The Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and the European Union, the significance of the Antichrist, who the Bible refers to in over 30 titles i.e. different names. In Jesus’ letter to the seven churches, Satan, (also the devil) cited as a direct opponent of Jesus Christ, is referred to 6 times.
Both Jesus and the Antichrist are Jews. Jesus is from the tribe of Judah and the Antichrist will descend from the tribe of Dan, which became an outcaste tribe due to its practice of idolatry and was replaced by one of the son’s of Joseph, in essence Dan became the the 13th tribe. We also see this repeated again with the 12 apostles. Judas, also a Jew, who Jesus called the son of perdition was the outcast due to his idolatry and treason and replaced by another apostle—rendering Judas the 13th apostle with 13 a number of the Devil.
There is no doubt that the Antichrist is alive today and the parallels continue. Jesus was born of a virgin, a humble birth; one can only imagine the birth of the Antichrist. Jesus’ parents were righteous, God fearing Jews, the Antichrist’s parents will no doubt be unrighteous, which can span the gamut of possibilities from their being incestuous to occultist.
Satan, God’s adversary has his own synagogue and throne and has battled against God and his people through the ages. Based on the prophetic time line and the predicted events which has already come to pass, the Antichrist most likely was born and is now a man and quite possibly already a politician poised to step into the political seat given to him by Satan: the seat of the Antichrist, and ready to take his role in the Battle of the Ages.

The Antichrist Rises From The Tribe of Dan

The Antichrist will be Jewish and will have Jewish ancestry because he will come from the tribe of Dan.  He will come from a European country: western, central or east European. Why Dan? To understand why we must look at Dan’s origin. Rachel, the wife of Jacob was both beautiful and like most Biblical patriarchs had her area of sin. Rachel could not have any children and became jealous of her sister Leah who bore Jacob 4 sons while she sat childless. She became angry at Jacob and blamed him for her childless state. In Rachel’s jealousy she grabbed her maid Bilhah, and gave her to Jacob as a surrogate to have children for her, and Bilhah bore Dan. Jealous rivalry continued between Rachel and Leah. Rachel’s maid bore a second son to her: Naphtali.

When Jacob left the home of his father in law, Rachel stole his idols and lied to her father as he searched for them so that he would not find them. She also kept this secret from her husband Jacob who did not know that she had stolen the idols from her father. Rachel’s attachment to the idols was so great that she stole them and lied to protect them. No doubt she was thrilled over the birth of Dan and doted over him and he followed in her the area of her idolatry.

Judges Chapters 17 and 18 tells the story of Micah an idolater who lived in the mountains of Ephraim and who employed a renegade, idolatrous priest. Dan and 600 of his men went searching the land for an area to settle in and came upon Micah’s house. They forcibly took his idols and his priest to serve them. They then went into Laish took the land by murdering its inhabitants, renamed it Dan and set up Micah’s idol and employed idolatrous priests to serve them until their captivity.

Dan set up idolatry in defiance of Israel’s God. In Scripture currency is synonymous with idolatry. The image of Micah was made from money that the mother of a boy saved for the purpose of making it into an idol which ended up in Micah’s home. In my book the Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and the European Union, I write about the mark of the beast and point out other Biblical examples of currency turned into idols, these are all forerunners of the image and number of the Beast including Micah’s idol.

King Jeroboam, Israel’s northern kingdom’s first king who the Bible mentions over and over as “the man who caused Israel to sin” placed two golden calves, which he set up for idolatrous worship. He placed one in Bethel and the other in Dan which both lay on the extreme southern and northern part of the kingdom. (I Kings 29-30) Bethel afterwards became a center for Idolatry. Dan already existed as one, which is why Jeroboam placed a calf there. In Amos, which foretells Israel’s captivity, in Amos 8:14 God’s declares judgment on Dan for its allegiance to its false gods.

The Bible well establishes the idolatry of the tribe of Dan. This is one reason it is not mentioned among the 12 tribes in Revelation chapter 7 and is the lineage of the Antichrist. The Antichrist sets himself up as a god in the Jewish Temple and his beast as an idol which he causes the false prophet to worship and commits the ultimate idolatry and abomination.

There is another reason Dan is not among the twelve tribes of Israel. Genesis 49:16 tells us that Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. The word used for judge means to act as a judge, minister judgment, requite, vindicate, govern, contend, strive, to be at strife, quarrel. Dan will judge his people meaning that the Antichrist will be from the tribe of Dan and will cause them the greatest hardship by acting as a judge for his people causing their judgment.

Genesis 49: 17 continues “Dan shall be a serpent by the way and adder in the path that bites the horses heels so that its rider shall fall backward. When we think of the serpent we think of the Devil who tempted Eve.  Dan is a type of Devil whose idolatrous ways will influence the rest of the tribes in having them fall backwards into idolatry and its lies vs.thier allegiance to the God of Israel. This is Satan’s work in Israel and through the ages among the Gentiles.

Jeremiah 8:16 which prophesizes about the last days states: The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan. The whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of hits strong ones: For they have come and devoured the land and all that is in it. The city and those who dwell in it. In the same context 17 continues “For behold I will send serpents among you, Vipers which cannot be charmed. And they shall bite you, says the Lord. This is the fulfillment back to the prediction that Dan will judge his people and his being a serpent by the way and is talking about the Antichrist’s siege of Israel during the Tribulation.

In an earlier blog I spoke about the many Biblical contrasts of Jesus and the Antichrist . Jesus rises from the Tribe of Judah and the Antichrist from the Tribe of Dan. Both Jesus and the Antichrist are symbolized by lions, with Jesus being the pride lion and the Antichrist the scavenger Lion. Both Jesus and Dan are refered to as a Lion’s whelp in Scripture and is also found in Genesis 49:9 (Judah) and Dueteronomy 33:22. (Dan) Both are Jews and while the Messiah comes from the tribe of Dan, the False Messiah who Jesus said that he came in his father’s name and was not received but one coming in his own name will be received. John 5: 43. Thus the Antichrist will be Jewish and if you read my book the Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and the European Union you will learn more details about this coming dictator and the Final World Empire that will launch him.

Is US President Obama the Antichrist?

Many have questioned if US President Obama is the Antichrist. There is a general feeling among some Evangelical Christians and Conservatives that he is the Antichrist. Obama is not the Antichrist because the Bible specifically states that the Beast. i.e. the government, which launches the Antichrist, rises from the Mediterranean sea which is modern Europe. Daniel 9:26 specifies that the people of the prince that shall come and destroy the second Jewish Temple will be the same people that the Antichrist will rise to power from. We know this to be the Romans because it was the Romans who destroyed the Temple in a.d.70.

If the Antichrist is going to rise from the EU and US President Obama is not the Antichrist, the question is does Obama have a role in Bible prophecy, and if he does what is his role? Yes, he does have a role, US President Obama is paving the way for the Antichrist. How is he preparing the way? The EU is going to become the greatest world empire the world has ever known. More powerful than the US or any of the ancient world empires, from the Babylonian to the Greek and Romans. I state in my book that it is a matter of deduction that if the EU is going to rise to this great empire status that the US will loose its place in the lead in the global pecking order.

There is a new multipolar world emerging. Former Beligan Prime Minister and EU Parliamentarian Guy Verhofstadt calls this new world “the age of empires” and stated that America’s power will crumble, thereby shifting the balance of power. The weight of other nations and blocks (China, India, Russia, Brazil and of course the EU will increase.

While the US deficit and other problems within the US started long before President Obama, and each president made their contribution, Obama’s role is that he will be the president to tip the scales, i.e bring about the final demise of the United States. When this crash occurs it will have such an effect around the globe, that the climate will be ripe for a world leader with the solutions to the global catastrophe created by the US. Since Obama is helping hasten the US’s demise by his policies, he is preparing the way for the Antichrist. From his stimulus package, to his health care plan, to his foreign policy, he is a loose cannon throwing fuel on America’s problems, especially the deficit.

The EU is committed to strengthening itself as both a political power and an economic block to face global, financial and economic challenges. When the US dollar quake hits and causes the economic tsunami around the world, the EU will be better positioned to remedy the problem. For more on the US and the Final World Power read my book, The Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and The European Union.