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Anti-Christ (10 of 16)
Today we are going to talk about a man that you know of as Anti-Christ.
Since the New Testament was written there have been thousands of people accused of being Anti-Christ. Nero, Hitler, Bin Laden, Here are a few that may surprise you. A lot of evangelicals thought it would be Kennedy.
The title Anti-Christ referring to a specific individual is only used one time in scripture, that is in John 2:18. In other places he is called -
• Daniel - Desolator, Willful King, Little Horn
• Paul - man of sin, son of perdition, man of lawlessness
• Zechariah - Worthless Shepherd
• Revelation - The Beast
Daniel 7:4 God gives Daniel great hope. 4 great kingdoms that will rise up and persecute Israel.
1. 4 - A Beast like a lion with wings like an eagle - Babylon, under Naebucanezer. Iraq is old Babylon.
2. 5 - A Bear raised up on one side with 3 ribs in it’s teach - Medo-Persian Empire. Raised up on one side as Persia gained power over Medea. Persia is the present day Iranians. The Medes are the present day Kurds (remember Saddam Hussein gassed the Kurdish people). Persia consumed the 3 ribs, the 3 sections of the Babylonian empire.
3. 6 - A Leopard with four wings and four heads - That is Greece. The lightening like, leopard like attacks of Alexander the Great. Four Generals took over the Greek Empire after Alexander.
4. Fourth Beast with Iron Teeth, with 10 horns. When the roman empire fell in the 4th century it splintered into 10 nations.
Daniel 7:8 (ESV)
8 I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots. And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.
He continues boasting till the Son of Man comes to destroy him.
So Daniel sees a 10 nation federation coming up out of the old Roman empire and one coming from among th ...
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