The Antichrist Prov. 28:15-16 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
The antichrist is typified by a Lion and a Bear. The antichrist is:
The wicked ruler – also pictured as a Leopard [Rev 13:2] – he is not specifically mentioned but he is the wicked person in Prov 28:15 – in Rev 13:2-8 the world turns to devil worship and idol worship – this is the idol of a man 2 Thes 2:1-9 – today the world is filled with sports idols, Hollywood idols, teen idols, American idols, etc – the world turns to beast worship – it is strange the way the world holds animals in higher regard than humans – he has a blasphemous mouth – he makes war with the saints – and he imposes the mark upon them – Dan 7:4-6
The ruler over the poor people – politicians promote the poor man’s vote but will abandon the poor in troublous times – those not taking the mark in the tribulation are poor and needy [Job 24:24, Ps 37:14; Ps 109:16].
The great oppressor – he lacks understanding like Pharaoh did – Pharaoh didn’t realize that he was fighting a losing battle against God and his people)– he rips up women Hos 13:16, decapitates the followers of Christ Rev 20:4, and starves them out till they eat their babies Lev 26:29, like 2 Ki 6.
Covetous – he is predominately concerned with the abundance of his possessions – Ezek 28:3-5 speaks of his merchandise – Rev 18:11-17 speaks of Mystery Babylon’s wealth – that’s why we are to hate covetousness 1 Tim 6:5-10, and prolong our days.
Typified by Cain, Nimrod, Pharaoh, Balak, Sisera, Abimelech, Absalom, Saul, Goliath, Nabal, Solomon, Jeroboam, Ahab, Sennacherib, Nebuchadnezzar, Haman, Herod, and Judas.
Coming and the only way to escape him is to get saved and get out of here at the rapture before he takes over.