Allusions In The Antichrist

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Throughout The Bible, passages describe the character of The Antichrist using both direct prophetic allusions and types (typology). Within all these passages, certain themes are discovered again and again. The composite picture paints a fairly simple-minded yet predetermined individual, driven by an insatiable desire for self-elevation and praise. Like Lucifer before him, this obsession will cause The Antichrist to proclaim himself as God’s co-equal, if not higher. Lucifer’s proclamation is recorded in Isaiah 14:13-14:
“ 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. '”
As did Lucifer before him, The Antichrist will also seek equality with God Himself, prompting God’s response in Ezekiel 28:2:
"Because your heart is lifted up and you have said, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods in the heart of the seas '; yet you are a man and not God.”
Satan and The Antichrist share one basic principle: PRIDE. As we examine The Antichrist’s
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Chapter two is similar to chapter seven as they both represent the same Gentile kingdoms, but instead of beasts, the kingdoms are represented in chapter two as parts of a huge statue with subsequent sections consisting of various precious metals. Whereas chapter two presents these kingdoms from man’s perspective (precious metals), chapter seven presents them from God’s perspective (beasts). The four kingdoms (in order) are the: Babylonian, Media-Persian, Greek and Roman empires. The fourth beast also represents a composite kingdom; emerging as an end-of-days empire, built on the ashes of the four preceding ancient empires — particularly Rome. It will be this last and near future empire that will be ruled by The Antichrist. It will dominate the entire

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