Introduced by Daniel (Dan 9:27), the Hebrew terms behind
"abomination of desolation" are in reference to a person who initially desecrates the Temple, making it desolate of
worshippers, and then destroys it.
Jesus refers to this person in the future sense
(Matt 24:15; Mark 13:14)
as well as Paul (2 Thes 2:3-12).
The apostle John presents the last ruler of the fourth Gentile empire as the Beast from the Sea with one of his
seven heads with a "fatal wound" that "healed." This spectacular figure of speech portrays a supernatural being
worthy of worship (Rev 13:3-4).
Satan gives this man a mouth to speak "arrogant words with blasphemies against God"
With Satan’s power and authority, the Antichrist is given 3-1/2 years to act, to make war and
conquer the saints, to rule every nation given to him, and to receive worship from around the world
However the title, the Antichrist, is never used throughout Revelation. Instead, that person
is called simply the Beast (Rev 13:3-4;
The association of the abomination of desolation to the "Antichrist" comes from the apostle John's epistles.
He defines "antichrist" as one who deceives and denies God the Father and / or His Son Jesus Christ. The apostle
John's definition applies to anyone; however, the Antichrist is applied to one individual who comes in "the
last hour" (1 John 2:18-22;
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