Mountain View Baptist Church

06.10.18

The Man of Sin

The Man of Sin

Series: Revelation

Speaker: Bill Knepper

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Main Point:  The Antichrist is the devil’s last grasp for glory.

I. The beast is identified by his appearance. (1-2a)

A. He comes from the gentiles.

B. He is the ruler foretold in Scripture.

  1. Rev 17:9-10 – The seven heads are seven empires.

 

(Daniel)

 

(John)

 

Egypt

Assyria

Babylon

Medo/Persia

Greece

Rome

Beast

 

 

Lion

Bear

Leopard

Beast

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Iron

Iron/Clay

 

  1. A. Rev 17:12-13 – The horns are ten kings of the last beast.
  2. B. Dan 7:1-7, 19-25 – The four beasts represent kingdoms.
  3. C. Dan 2:31-45 – The four metals represent kingdoms.

C. The Antichrist is the world and the devil’s last stand.

II. The beast is empowered by the dragon. (2b-4)

A. The devil provides the power, throne and authority.

So he took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. The devil said to him, “I will give you their splendor and all this authority, because it has been given over to me, and I can give it to anyone I want.  Luke 4:5-6

B. The Antichrist appears to be resurrected.

C. The whole world worships the dragon and his man.

III.       The beast blasphemes God and His Temple.   (5-10)

A. The antichrist dominates the second half of the tribulation.

B. He wages war against the saints.

C. The world lurches and rages toward the end.