The Great Counterfeiter
The astounding description of the Antichrist presented in the opening verses of Revelation13 is the most gripping, and through, and dramatic in all of Scripture.
Before we unpack this chapter, I want to share:
Seven Characteristics of The Antichrist
1. His _____________…v1
“And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore.”
2. His _____________…v2
And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.
3. His _____________…v3
I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;
4. His ______________…v4
“they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”
5. His _____________…5-6
“There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven.”
6. His ______________…v7
“Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation,”
7. His ______________…vs8-10
All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.
Seven times in the New Testament, believers are identified as those whose names are written in the book of Life – Six times in Revelation and 1 time in Philippians 4:3.
In Revelation chapter 13 John gives us a glimpse of this diabolical, Satan controlled, and evil personified that we just studied briefly …
But let’s go a little further
He is most likely alive today and living in obscurity, so he has not made his appearance publicly yet. When he does, he will come out of the revived Roman Empire, which is being formed as we speak.
I. The European Common Market …v1
II. The Common Markets Leader’s Character… v 5,7
III. The Common Markets Leader’s Companion 11-15
IV. The Common Market Leader’s Command …v16-18