“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time” (1 John 2:18).
The antichrist has not risen to power yet! However, without any doubt, in this present time, utmost deception is being used by the ‘great mystery kingdom’ for the eventual rise to power of the seventh world king.
This seventh or antichrist king will be handsome and the most wealthy person, and he will have powers that will exceed those seen by superheroes in the movies (Daniel 8:23–24, 9:16, 11:8, 45) (Revelation 13:13).
When this “…KING OF FIERCE COUNTENANCE…” rises to power in the spirit of the devil, “the God of forces, a strange god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things” (Daniel 11:38).
“And they worshipped 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?’” (Revelation 13:4).
“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” (Revelation 13:8-9).
What is his name?
“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” (Revelation 13:18).