= Antichrist = King of the North = Man of Sin
— Mike Exton — www.TheBibleComesAlive.com
Beast— In the book of Revelation a BEAST is described that will wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world in the end- time (Revelation 13). This BEAST both represents an organization (a revived “Holy” Roman Empire) and its end-time LEADER (the Antichrist). This organization will consist of TEN European heads of state who will soon unite their domains to form a United States of Europe. They will then give up their sovereignty to just one man—the Antichrist! (Revelation 17:12-13; 1 John 2:18)
This beastly ruler (the Antichrist) is also described as “the man of sin” and the “lawless one” in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, as well as the “king of the North” in Daniel 11:35- 45.
1 John 2:18 — Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard...the Antichrist [the BEAST] is coming...
Daniel 11:35-45 — And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the END; because it is still for the appointed time. “Then THE KING [OF THE NORTH] shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify HIMSELF above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done. He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt HIMSELF above them all. But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things. Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain. At the time of the END the king of the South shall attack him; and THE KING OF THE NORTH shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. He shall also enter the Glorious Land [Israel], and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon. He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of EGYPT shall not escape. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of EGYPT; also the LIBYANS and ETHIOPIANS shall follow at his heels. But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him.”
2 Thessalonians 2:3-12 — Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and THE MAN OF SIN [i.e. THE BEAST; THE ANTICHRIST; THE KING OF THE NORTH] is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. And then THE LAWLESS ONE will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of THE LAWLESS ONE is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Revelation 13:1-18 — Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw abeast 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 were 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. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast;and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast?Who is able to make war with him?” And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. Then I saw another beast[the false prophet: see Revelation 16:13, 19:29, 20:10 = the end-time pope!] coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. [NLT:] And with all the miracles he was allowed to perform on behalf of the first beast, he deceived all the people who belong to this world. He ordered the people of the world to make a GREAT STATUE of the first beast, WHO WAS FATALLY WOUNDED AND THEN CAME BACK TO LIFE. He was permitted to give life to this STATUE so that it could speak.Then the statue commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die. He required everyone—great and small, rich and poor, slave and free—to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead.And no one could buy or sell anything without that MARK, WHICH WAS EITHER THE NAME OF THE BEAST OR THE NUMBER REPRESENTING HIS NAME.[LB:] Here is a puzzle that calls for careful thought to solve it. Let those who are able, interpret this code [to figure out the name of the BEAST]: the numerical values of the letters in his name add to 666!
Number of the Beast (666)
+ Name of the Beast [“Roman”?] = Mark of the Beast!
Revelation 13:16 — LB — He required everyone—great and small, rich and poor, slave and free—to be tattooed with a certain mark on the right hand or on the forehead.
Revelation 13:16 — RSV & NRS & ESV — ...to be marked on the right hand or the forehead.
Revelation 13:16 — GW — ...to be branded on their right hands or on their foreheads.
Revelation 13:16 — WNT — ...to have stamped upon them a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads.
Revelation 13:17 — NLT — And no one could buy or sell anything without that MARK, which was either the NAME of the beast or the NUMBER representing his name.
Revelation 13:17 — NIV — ...the MARK, which is the NAME of the beast or the NUMBER of his name.
Revelation 13:17 — CJB & ESV — ...the MARK, that is, the NAME of the beast or the NUMBER of its name.
Revelation 13:18 — LB — Here is a puzzle that calls for careful thought to solve it. Let those who are able, interpret this code [to figure out the name of the BEAST]: the numerical values of the letters in his name ADD to 666!
Revelation 3:18 — GNT — ...the number stands for the name of someone.Its number is 666.
Revelation 3:18 — NEB — ...The number represents a man’s name [such as “Roman”], and the numerical value of its letters is 666.
There’s a very good chance that the name of the BEAST will be “ROMAN.” Why “ROMAN”? Because “ROMAN,” when translated into the Greek language (the language that the New Testament was written in) can be translated as “LATEINOS.” In the Greek: L is 30, A is 1, T is 300, E is 5, I is 10, N is 50, O is 70, and S is 200. Add them up and what do you get? 666! But not only does this name add up to 666, but the name “ROMAN” would also represent the GOVERNMENTthat the Antichrist will lead in the end-time—a revived “Holy”Roman Empire! But not only that, but it would also represent the great false CHURCH that will be working hand-in-hand with the BEAST—the Roman Catholic Church! So don’t be surprised if “ROMAN” is indeed the name of the BEAST!
Revelation 11:7 — When they [the two end-time witnesses of God] finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.
Revelation 14:9-11 — Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image [statue], and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be TORMENTED WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. AND THE SMOKE OF THEIR TORMENT ASCENDS FOREVER AND EVER; AND THEY HAVE NO REST DAY OR NIGHT, who worship the beast and his image [statue], and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
Revelation 15:2 — And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over hisimage [statue] and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.
Revelation 16:2 — So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had themark of the beast and those who worshiped his image [statue].
Revelation 16:10 — Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain.
Revelation 16:13 — And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast,and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Revelation 17:3 — So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a WOMAN sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Seven Kings / Eight Kings
Revelation 17:7-11 — NLT — “Why are you so amazed?” the angel asked. “I will tell you the mystery of this WOMAN and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns. The beast you saw was alive but isn’t now. And yet he will soon come up out of the bottomless pit and go to eternal destruction. And the people who belong to this world, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from before the world began, will be amazed at the reappearance of this beast who had died. And now understand this: The seven heads of the beast represent the seven hills of the city [Rome] where this WOMAN [THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH] rules. They also represent seven kings. Five kings have already fallen [by the first century A.D. five beastly kings/kingdoms had already come and gone: Babylonian Empire; Mede & Persian Empire; Greek & Macedonian Empire], the sixth now reigns [the Roman Empire in the first century—since this Scripture was written around 96 A.D.], and the seventh is yet to come [the final beastly king/kingdom who will appear in the end-time], but his reign will be brief. [GNT:] And the [seventh] beast that was once alive, but lives no longer [for he was killed], is itself an eighth king [because he will come back to life!] who is [also] one of the seven [for he was the seventh] and is going off to be destroyed [by Jesus Christ at His return].”
Revelation 17:18 — NLT — “And this woman you saw in your vision represents the great city [Rome] that rules over the kings of the earth.”
Revelation 17:12-13 —The ten horns which you saw are TEN KINGS who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
Revelation 17:16-17 — And the ten horns which you saw on the beast,these will [eventually] hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.
Revelation 19:19-20 — And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him [Jesus Christ] who sat on the horse and against His army. Then the beastwas captured, and with him the false prophet [the end-time pope] who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image [statue]. THESE TWO WERE CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE BURNING WITH BRIMSTONE.
Revelation 20:4 — And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image [statue], and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. AND THEY LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST FOR A THOUSAND YEARS.
Revelation 20:10 — The devil, who deceived them, was CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOREVER AND EVER.
Daniel 8:23-25 — “And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their fullness, A KING SHALL ARISE, having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; he shall destroy fearfully, and shall prosper and thrive; he shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; and he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. HE SHALL EVEN RISE AGAINST THE PRINCE OF PRINCES [i.e. Jesus Christ at His return]; BUT HE SHALL BE BROKEN WITHOUT HUMAN MEANS [i.e. by Jesus Christ Himself].
Great Harlot = Roman Catholic Church!
Revelation 17:1-7 — Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot [the Roman Catholic Church] who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beastwhich was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 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. I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints [the true servants of God] and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.”
Revelation 17:9 — “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains [or hills] on which the woman sits.” [Rome is famous for its seven hills.]
Revelation 17:15-17 — Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the HARLOT [Roman Catholic Church] sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will [eventually] hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.
Revelation 17:18 — NLT — “And this woman [the Roman Catholic Church] you saw in your vision represents the great city [Rome] that rules over the kings of the earth.”
Daniel 7:8-22 — “I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.... I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame.... Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet; and the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows. I was watching; and THE SAME HORN WAS MAKING WAR AGAINST THE SAINTS, AND PREVAILING AGAINST THEM, until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.”
Daniel 7:24-25 — The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, and shall subdue three kings. He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time.
THE ANTICHRIST IS COMING SOON:
1 John 2:18 — Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard...the Antichrist [Beast; Man of Sin; King of the North] is coming...
— Mike Exton — www.TheBibleComesAlive.com