THE ANTICHRIST REVEALED :
A MAN FROM SYRIA
: A MAN FROM SYRIA
Any student of Bible prophecy knows about a coming world figure known as the Antichrist.
Who is he, and when is he to arise to fulfill the numerous Bible passages
concerning him? The answers are contained in the pages of Scripture.
Below are many revealed prophetic
indicators of who he is, where he comes from, how will he be revealed to the
world, what he will accomplish, and where shall be his final destination.
There is too much speculation in the Body of Christ and ignorance
in the world concerning this man of sin that is to come. Here is a
short summary of what the Scriptures reveal concerning him.
Four prophets repeatedly refer to the Antichrist as the Assyrian:
Isaiah, Ezekiel, Hosea and Malachi. This
He will arise from a
nation that was part of the old Assyrian Empire
(Isa. 10:5, etc.).
prophet Daniel describes him both as:
He will come up from
among the 10 nations of
the Revised Roman Empire
3. He will come out of one of the four divisions of the old Grecian Empire (i.e., out of either Greece, Turkey, Syria or Egypt; see Dan. 8:9); and will arise in the latter time of their kingdom (see Dan. 8:23).
further describes him:
He is the king of
the north from Syria (see
He is the eighth and
final world ruler to oppress Israel, heading the Revived Grecian Empire
The Bible speaks of six world kingdoms that have ruled Israel in the past:
Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome. Rome fell apart.
With the European Economic Community (EEC) on the ascendancy, it looks like the Revised
Roman Empire is being put back together in fulfillment of Bible
prophecy. This is not so! It is only a shadow of the two
coming world kingdoms that are yet to oppress Israel: the Revised Roman
Empire and Revived Grecian Empire.
A confederacy of 10 nations will be formed in the last of the last days inside the boundaries of the old Roman Empire. These 10 nations will make up the Revised Roman Empire, and shall become the seventh great world kingdom. In his rise to power, the Antichrist will uproot three of these kings or heads of state (Dan. 7:8, Dan. 7:20). After a short space of approximately 3 ½ years, the remaining kings shall give their power, kingdom and authority to the Antichrist, as he establishes the eighth and final world kingdom before the return of Jesus to reign over the earth: the Revived Grecian Empire.
In summary, although the Antichrist will come out of
the Revised Roman Empire, his origin must be from one of the four
divisions of the old Grecian Empire—Greece, Turkey, Syria or
Daniel 11 clearly shows to be Syria.
His Biblical signature follows:
uproots 3 of the
the eyes of the man
He has a
mouth speaking greet things
is more stout than his fellows [associates]
diverse from the other kings in a 10-nation confederacy (Dan.
great words against the most High
out the saints of the most high
to change times and laws
continues for 3 ½ years
He is a
king of fierce countenance (Dan. 8:23)
understands dark sentences
comes from Satan (Dan. 8:24)
destroys the mighty and holy people
he destroys many (Dan.
stand up against the Prince of princes
be broken without hand
confirm the covenant with many [Israel] for one week
midst of the week [after 3 ½ years] he shall break the covenant
26. He corrupts the Jewish high priest (Dan. 11:22-23)
work deceitfully (Dan.
do that which his fathers have not done, nor his father’s fathers [give
money to Israel (Dan.
scatter among them the prey, spoil, and riches
30. He will devise plots against strong holds
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