Revelation Chapter 13 gives us a pretty good idea of the times we are living in. It reveals who the Antichrist most likely is and what he plans to do after Satan is cast down from heaven.
Revelation Chapter 12 tells us that a war took place in heaven. Satan and his angels were cast out and they came down to earth having great wrath. This would be the time when Satan incarnates himself into a person, so he would take on a fleshly form, otherwise known as the Antichrist. Initially his fury is targeted toward God’s people which is the nation of Israel. But they are protected for 3 1/2 years and most likely this would be in the form of a Peace Agreement among the nations. Then because he couldn’t get the woman, which is Israel, he goes after her offspring, which are the Christians. A Peace Agreement is orchestrated by the Antichrist because it will be his only option of control at the time. But Chapter 12 does imply that the Christians will suffer at the hand of the Antichrist during the first half of the tribulation.
We can see how the Antichrist goes about taking control after the Peace Agreement is signed in Chapter 13. “Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet was like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.”
As we can see from this vision, the beast has seven heads with ten horns and on his horns ten crowns. There are seven heads which also must represent Seven world powers. The horns and crowns represent smaller kingdoms that are also in alliance with this beast. Together they control the entire world with the Antichrist as the leader. But there are three nations which are considered superpowers, the ones having most of the nuclear weaponry and are the ones that make up the bulk of this beast. The beast has feet like a bear, which is Russia, a mouth like a lion, which is Great Britain and it’s body is like a leopard. The body represents the country where the Antichrist resides and since Obama is considered the Leopard by many, the United States then would make up the bulk of this beast. So here the Antichrist is able to form an alliance with the entire world. How does he do this? He does this through a Peace Agreement. He gets the entire world to go after the Christians and to give their powers over to him in the form of a one world government.
This passage says that one of the heads were mortally wounded implying that one of these nations had taken a hit. But in Chapter 17:11, the beast gets a new head, in other words a new world power is added, and this represents the beast itself. There is another clue as to the identity of the Antichrist in Revelation Chapter 17:4-5
“The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: Mystery Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth.”
The woman who is riding this beast is Mystery Babylon, which represents the home of the Antichrist. This would be the superpower, the mighty nation from which he came. This nation was the ruler of the earth and caused much of the world to follow her, make dealings with her and fornicate with her. No other nation fits that description aside from the United States so the woman is representing the Antichrist who is the leader of Babylon, also know as the United States. As the woman or Antichrist sits on this beast we can picture she is controlling this beast by holding it by the reins and leading it where ever it may go.
Revelation Chapter 18 tells us more about the head that was wounded or the mighty nation that took a hit when it says “Babylon the great has fallen.” This directly implies to the United States being devastated by some sort of disaster. But the deadly wound was healed and all the world marveled. This implies that the Antichrist may have already became the world leader at the time of this disaster, allowing the other nations to heal the wound at the command of the Antichrist. All the world’s money, a one world monetary system, and a one world army, will likely contribute to the healing efforts of this disaster. The world will follow and marvel after the Antichrist because he was able to recover so quickly. They will look to him for advice when it comes to the problems in their own nations. But the world will never be the same, things will only get worse, as the Bible says the whole world will suffer and fall under judgement.
These things will happen after the start of the tribulation period when the Peace Agreement with Israel is signed. At this time, the church will be raptured and will be saved from the horrors of the Antichrist. Don’t miss out on the glorious rapture of the church, and be left behind to suffer at the hands of the Antichrist. Get your heart right with Jesus today, as He is coming soon! May God bless you in these last days!