Scriptures also describe and reveal the identity of the Antichrist. In the Book of Revelation, the Antichrist is talked about before Mystery Babylon but they were purposefully presented backwards in this book. Looking at them in this manner assists with explaining that the Antichrist actually rises from Islam. The mark of the beast was previously discussed, including how that, in the Greek, it resembles the symbol of Allah.
AND I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations (Revelation 13:1-7).
A sea is generally a mass of people, not an ocean. As determined from the twelfth chapter, the dragon is Lucifer. Two other points stand out here: 1) that the Temple of Israel is rebuilt at this time, and 2) clearly, there are saints upon the earth because Satan is given power to overcome them.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast (Revelation 13:8-15).
The tribulation should open with a peace or security treaty between ISIS and Israel. This is how you will know that the four horsemen are beginning to ride. “whose deadly wound was healed” to the Ottoman Empire in which we have more to say later.
An interesting theological point that gets some people really upset is when someone says that the devil has power to create life. Revelation’s twelfth and thirteenth chapters clearly say that he has that power. The image comes to life, speaks, and causes all to receive the mark.
Many believe that the Anti-Christ will usher in a one-world government and a one-world currency. I believe this will be limited to the Islamic caliphate, and at last check ISIS (the forerunner) is preparing to print their own money. Interestingly ISIS has also said, “Islam was never a religion of peace, that it was “the religion of fighting”. We see this in Islam from the beginning.

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