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Scripture verses that identify the a/c

Jesus said, "I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive." (John 5:43)

Jesus was giving us a BIG clue to the identity of the antichrist. When the fullness of time came, when the antichrist was alive on planet Earth and starting to fulfill the Scriptures written about him, then this verse of Scripture would be an important clue in discerning just who the antichrist is.

We know that it is normal, for as long as records have been kept, that when a boy is born, he takes his Father's name and he keeps it forever, handing it down to his son, who does the same. If his father is a Smith then he is a Smith and his Son is a Smith and his Grandson is a Smith and on and on.

If a boy or man changes his name from his father's name to another name, then he comes in his own name. It is rare that this is done and a BIG clue in identifying the antichrist.

The Bible tells us the antichrist will be a :

liar - (1 John 2:22)
man of the world, concerned with the world - (1 John 4:5)
man who rebels against the Word of God - (1 John 4:6)
deceiver - (2 John 1:7)
man who sins openly - (2 John 1:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:3)
man who opposes the Word of God and exalts himself above It in his words and actions -
(2 Thessalonians 2:4)
man who opposes and even kills his enemies - (Revelation 11:7)
man who will suffer a deadly wound but be healed from it  (Revelation 13:14; like impeachment*)
leader of a great nation and a great military (Revelation 13:4)
great orator (Revelation 13:5; Daniel 7:8,11)
blasphemer - (Revelation 13:5,6)
great opposer and killer of Christians (Revelation 13:7; 20:4; Daniel 7:20,25; 8:24)
man possessed by unclean spirits (Revelation 16:13,14;)
king who rules, goes out of power and then becomes a king again (Revelation 17:8,11)
ruler leading the armies of the world to Megiddo to battle Jesus and His saints as They return to Earth (Revelation 19:19)
ruler killed at the Battle of Armageddon and thrown into the Lake of Fire - (Daniel 7:11)
determined, imposing figure - (Daniel 7:21)
ruler who comes against God and His Holy Word and changes times and laws - (Daniel 7:25; 11:36)
ruler who starts small but gains great power towards the South, the East and towards Israel -
(Daniel 8:9)
ruler of fierce countenance - (Daniel 8:23)
understander of riddles and perplexing questions and sayings (Daniel 8:23**)
ruler who causes deceit and treason*** to prosper - (Daniel 8:25)
vain person - (Daniel 8:25)
maker of peace that leads to disaster, death and destruction - (Daniel 8:25)
confirmer of a covenant with many for seven years and breaks it in the middle - (Daniel 9:27)
vile person who receives no honor in his nation - (Daniel 11:21)
ruler who comes in peaceably and obtains his rule by charm and flattery - (Daniel 11:21)
ruler who starts off with a small kingdom - (Daniel 11:23)
ruler who shows no respect for women or their desire - (Daniel 11:37)


*Strong's Concordance
machaira: a short sword or dagger (Revelation 13:14)

Original Word: μάχαιρα, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine


*Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

sword.(Revelation 13:14)
Probably feminine of a presumed derivative of mache; a knife, i.e. Dirk; figuratively, war, judicial punishment -- sword.


**Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
dark saying sentence, speech, hard question, proverb, riddle (Daniel 8:23)

From chuwd; a puzzle, hence, a trick, conundrum, sententious maxim -- dark saying (sentence, speech), hard question, proverb, riddle.


***Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
craft, deceitful false, feigned, guile, treachery From ramah in the sense of deceiving; fraud -- craft, deceit(-ful, -fully), false, feigned, guile, subtilly, treachery. (Daniel 8:25)


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