“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 COME AND HAS NOT RISEN TO POWER YET! However, without any doubt, form the time that the previous passage of scripture was written there have been many antichrists even to present time,
The ANTICHRIST is NOT a President, Prime Minister or head of and elected government. He will the king over the Seventh and Last world kingdom.
This Seventh or Antichrist king will be handsome and the richest and most wealthiest person in this world, and he will have powers that will exceed those seen by superheroes in the movies because he is given this power by the prince of this world, the devil aka Satan (Daniel 8:23–24, 9:16, 11:8, 45) (Revelation 13:13).
“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, [A KING OF FIERCE COUNTENANCE, AND UNDERSTANDING DARK SENTENCES, SHALL STAND UP]. And [HIS POWER SHALL BE MIGHTY, BUT NOT BY HIS OWN POWER]: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people” (Daniel 8:23–24).
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.
What is his name?
“If any man have an ear, let him hear” (Revelation 13:9).
“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).