In this end time, believers should be able to identify the Antichrist, the beast, and the ruler of this world. He will be the one to deceive people from entering the kingdom of God. The prophets warn us through the word of God not to follow Him because His ways lead us to distortion.
The Book of Revelation says, the Antichrist will arise from the sea and bear a mark, which he will give his followers on their hands and forehead. The Antichrist will appear as a man who claims to be God. He will be powerful, and he will control the entire world.
The idea of a worldly ruler who opposes God and persecutes His followers is first found in the book of Daniel. He will “speak great words against the highest and wear out the saints of the highest, and think to change times and laws” (Daniel 7:25).
He will be a political and spiritual leader who will persecute those who do not believe in his leadership. These Bible Verses will give us more insight into the Antichrist and The Mark of the beast.
1. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
Let no one deceive you. For that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
2. 1 John 2:22
Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son.
3. James 1:12
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
4. Revelation 13:4
And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?”
5. Revelation 13:16-17
He [the beast of the sea] also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or his forehead so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark.
6. Revelation 2:10
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days, you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
7. Revelation 13:18-19
This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the beast’s number, for it is man’s number. His number is 666.
8. Revelation 13:5-8
And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words and allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
9. Revelation 9:4
They were told not to harm the grass of the earth, any green plant, or any tree, but only those who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
10. James 1:22-25
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. If anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself, goes away, and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, will be blessed in his doing.
11. Daniel 7:2-7
Daniel declared, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea. And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another. The first was like a lion and had eagle wings.
12. Romans 8:29
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren.