Recognize The Lawless One

Today, we’ll spend a little time identifying this one person called The Lawless One or the Anti-Christ.  This is the one, truly unique person that will come to the world this one time in history only.  He has traits of others before him, but he will be unique in that he actually becomes inhabited by Satan himself and he is both fully filled with deception and fully convincing.  A majority of the earth will see this person as the savior and answer to their desires as he will promote an entire world filled with peace and security.  There are many Bible verses to give us warning to who to look for so that we are not deceived.  For those who know the Bible, the Anti-Christ will be the opposite copy of Christ.  He will promote himself as the savior, in a sort-of alter reality.  For example, he will set himself up as the unholy trinity, will do miracles, and will probably be resurrected from the dead in some way.

In summary, here are the characteristics and then I’ll list the actual Bible verses below.  Be familiar with these traits so that you would not be deceived!

  • Denies that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah & Savior, and also denies God as the Father, and Jesus as the Son of God.  In fact, he cannot confess Jesus as Lord, but rather actively speaks out against Him and utters blasphemous words against Jesus as the Son of God.
  • He has great power and authority and may appear to have been mortally wounded by then miraculously healed so that he is worshiped.  This could be a sort of resurrection to mimic Christ.  Or, it could be that he loses power and then gains it again.  Rev 13.1
  • No one can fight against him during his 42 month reign (3.5 years)
  • He raises himself up above any leader in history, so is proud and boastful, and eventually declares himself as the true god when he sits in the Jewish temple.
  • He will come to power without warning or vote, but gets the allegiance of the world’s leaders by flattery.  All the world’s leaders will give over their power to him.
  • He will create much trouble for those who profess Jesus as the Lord and Savior and for those who follow God’s Commandments, all over the world, and he will cause them to grow weary in his pursuit of them.  He will then declare war on them imprisoning them and killing them and having others gang up on them, turn them in, and/or kill them.  Many will be be-headed.
  • He will try to change the times and laws and will be successful in doing so for 3.5 years (42 months)
  • He will be able to do false miracles and signs to draw people to worship him, even calling fire down from heaven.
  • People realize how powerful he is and realize that no one can fight against him, so they do not rebel but instead follow.
  • He is impure and has sexual impurities and his desire is not for women, but for men.
  • He speaks of great things that convinces many of his intelligence and so they follow him.
  • He convinces people (both the wealthy and the poor) to receive a mark within their right hand or forehead telling them that they cannot buy or sell without it; however, this mark will actually change their dna so that they are no longer in the image of God as they will become a half-breed.
  • He will eventually create destruction towards the end of his 3.5 year term.
  • He creates a lifeless image of the beast and makes it come to life so that everyone will worship the image and the beast.
  • He creates a covenant with Israel for 7 years, to set them up with peace and security from their enemies, but half way through, at 3.5 years, he breaks the covenant which also ends their ability to continue with their animal sacrifices, sets himself up in their temple as god and declares war on Israel.
  • He will kill the two witnesses who preach in the center of Jerusalem for 3.5 years.  They will be able to kill those who try to kill them, but God gives them over to the Anti-Christ in 3.5 years and they will be killed and lay dead in the street for 3 days (and then will be raised from the dead by God and caught up into heaven). This could possibly be around Christmas time as people are exchanging gifts and are happy when this occurs.)
  • He must decend from the house of David, from the tribe of Dan.
  • Based on the Koran, he must be a Muslim, descending from Mohammad.
  • He must be a descendant of many kings.
  • He will first talk about one-world religion, but will later deny all religions that are on the earth and claim that he is the true only religion and god to be worshiped.
  • He will have a world religious leader as his side-kick who previously supported a one world religion, but then later helps to declare the anti-christ as the true one world god.
  • He speaks as one with peace and kindness, but inside is a devourer and dragon and fully evil in intent.
  • He has an army of fallen angels who follow him and obey his commands.  These could be promoted as aliens from other planets or superior intelligent life.
  • He is very confident and can understand and interpret riddles showing that he is wise.
  • People marvel at him and think is he so above anyone they’ve ever seen.  There has been none like him, ever.
  • The people of Israel will be protected by God for 3.5 years during the reign of the anti-Christ.
  • He is mighty and powerful.
  • He will cause war with the east and north.
  • He is inhabited by unclean or demonic spirits.
  • Whatever orders he gives shall be done during his reign.
  • Jesus will kill him at the end of his reign.

The following are verses related to the anti-christ and his reign.

  • 1 John 2:22 ESV / – Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.
  • Revelation 13:1-18 ESV / And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. …
  • 1 John 4:3 ESV /And every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 ESV /Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
  • 1 John 2:18 ESV /Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.
  • Daniel 11:21 ESV / In his place shall arise a contemptible person to whom royal majesty has not been given. He shall come in without warning and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
  • Daniel 7:25 ESV / He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.
  • Matthew 24:24 ESV / For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
  • 2 John 1:7 ESV /For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
  • 1 John 4:1 ESV / Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
  • Revelation 17:1-18 ESV / Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” …
  • Daniel 7:8 ESV / 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.
  • Revelation 19:20 ESV / And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:3 ESV /Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
  • Revelation 13:8 ESV / And all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.
  • Revelation 13:11-17 ESV / Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. …
  • Revelation 11:7 ESV / And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them,
  • Revelation 13:16 ESV / Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked in the right hand or the forehead,
  • Revelation 13:4 ESV /And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?”
  • Daniel 9:27 ESV / And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”
  • Daniel 7:24-25 ESV / As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings. He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.
  • Revelation 20:4 ESV / Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
  • Daniel 7:22-25 ESV / Until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given for the saints of the Most High, and the time came when the saints possessed the kingdom. “Thus he said: ‘As for the fourth beast, there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces. As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings. He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.
  • Revelation 13:1 ESV / And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.
  • Philippians 3:18-19 ESV / For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
  • Revelation 13:13-14 ESV / It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.
  • Matthew 24:4-5 ESV / And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.
  • Daniel 11:37 ESV / He shall pay no attention to the gods of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women. He shall not pay attention to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all.
  • Revelation 13:11 ESV / Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.
  • Revelation 13:3 ESV / One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast.
  • Revelation 12:9 ESV / And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
  • Luke 12:40 ESV / You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
  • Revelation 15:2 ESV / And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.
  • Revelation 13:7 ESV /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,
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:4 ESV / Who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
  • Daniel 8:23 ESV / And at the latter end of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their limit, a king of bold face, one who understands riddles, shall arise.
  • Revelation 17:8 ESV /The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.
  • Revelation 12:14 ESV / But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.
  • Genesis 6:1-22 ESV / When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. …
  • Revelation 20:2-5 ESV / And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.
  • Revelation 13:2 ESV / And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.
  • Revelation 6:2 ESV / And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.
  • Mark 13:9 ESV / “But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them.
  • Matthew 7:15 ESV / “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
  • Daniel 11:44 ESV / But news from the east and the north shall alarm him, and he shall go out with great fury to destroy and devote many to destruction.
  • Daniel 7:20 ESV / And about the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn that came up and before which three of them fell, the horn that had eyes and a mouth that spoke great things, and that seemed greater than its companions.
  • Matthew 24:15 ESV / “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
  • Daniel 11:31 ESV / Forces from him shall appear and profane the temple and fortress, and shall take away the regular burnt offering. And they shall set up the abomination that makes desolate.
  • Revelation 16:13 ESV / And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs.
  • Revelation 11:3 ESV / And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”
  • Daniel 11:36 ESV / “And the king shall do as he wills. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is decreed shall be done.
  • Revelation 13:15 ESV / And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.
  • Revelation 12:17 ESV / Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ESV / And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
  • Daniel 12:11 ESV / And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days.
  • Colossians 2:20-23 ESV / If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.
  • Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. …
  • Daniel 11:1-45 ESV /“And as for me, in the first year of Darius the Mede, I stood up to confirm and strengthen him. “And now I will show you the truth. Behold, three more kings shall arise in Persia, and a fourth shall be far richer than all of them. And when he has become strong through his riches, he shall stir up all against the kingdom of Greece. Then a mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion and do as he wills. And as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom shall be broken and divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not to his posterity, nor according to the authority with which he ruled, for his kingdom shall be plucked up and go to others besides these. “Then the king of the south shall be strong, but one of his princes shall be stronger than he and shall rule, and his authority shall be a great authority. …
  • Daniel 8:9 ESV / Out of one of them came a little horn, which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the glorious land.

(Credit to the http://www.openbible.info for compiling the verses)

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