Introduced by Daniel (Dan 9:27), the Hebrew terms behind
"abomination of desolation" are in reference to a person who initially desecrates the Temple and makes it desolate
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
(Rev 13:5-8). This period appears to be the last half of
Daniel's 70th week prophecy (Dan 9:27).
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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