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THE MARK OF THE ANTICHRIST HAS MORE TO DO WITH HIS “NATURE” THAN THE TATTOO HE WILL DEMAND ON YOUR FOREHEAD OR RIGHT HAND! The Bible clearly identifies five aspects of the Antichrist that will deceive the world and cause an incredible multitude to be eternally damned. Many are concerned about his “MARK 666” but never give a thought to his nature. Notice how the Bible clearly warns us of this truth. As John watches he sees “… the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand… And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9,11) In both verses, we are warned that men will follow him in worship and receive his mark. There is no question but that our world is experiencing a deluge of the nature of this future beast. This article has one goal of helping you identify his nature. When the Rapture occurs, the world left behind will have already been prepared for his “MARK”.

HIS NATURE IS THE PRELUDE TO HIS MARK OR TATTOO. We call his nature that is gripping our world, “THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTICHRIST”. The Scripture says, “… this is that spirit of Antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” (I John 4:3) We must recognize the spirit of this beast that is preparing our world for his mark. There are millions that have so surrendered to the nature that it will make no difference when they take the mark. The mark cannot be received until the Man of Sin, the beast himself, is revealed, but the nature and his worship can be experienced already. Let’s try to identify his nature to the best of our understanding of truth.

1. The FIRST expression of his nature is to dilute the Bible so that truth becomes relative instead of authoritative. Almost the entire church world has bought into the new Bible versions that shatter the infallible source of His glorious truth. This is clearly Satan’s design. The devil does not want to destroy the Bible, that would cause a revolution; he wants to create a spirit of denial of numerous parts of the Scripture. The Antichrist does not need for you to reject the whole Bible, just a small part of it. You will be just as eternally lost by turning away from some Scripture that you call cultural, outdated, or some other adjective as if you rejected the whole. This nature of the beast is on a binge to get you questioning God’s absolute Truth.

2. SECOND, the beast nature is to destroy the beautiful sense of our sacred temple of the human body. The body or the temple of every living person is a sacred creation intended to be the temple of His Holy Spirit. “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (I Corinthians 3:17) The appearance, the dress, the morality, the language and the treatment of your body as a holy temple is a Biblical requirement; and you cannot serve God if you treat this truth lightly. “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” (I Corinthians 6:4-17) “Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.” “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (I Corinthians 6:13,19) The church world has rejected the beauty of a Godly life lived so tenderly that the temple/body is filled with His glory and power and looks like a light from His transforming grace. The world cannot see inside the temple, they can only see the outside reflection.

3. THIRD, the Antichrist nature is to deny all of the laws of God, and His commandments. The new religious philosophy says, “free as a breeze to do as you please.” It is from the enemy of truth, the beast. I call this “religious philosophy” because it surely is not “religious theology.” It’s the nature of the beast. The Bible says,“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” (I John 2:3-4) Those words are utterly rejected by most of the church world because of the spirit of the Antichrist. This Antichrist spirit wants everyone free of any restrictions because restrictions are how we discern right from wrong, good from bad and darkness from light.

4. FOURTH, his nature is to promote Biblical knowledge without a Biblical experience. Our World is full of religious people that know a lot about the Bible but have no experience with the person of Jesus Christ. Religious colleges and universities are abounding. Religious books line the walls of religious bookstores and all types of communication methods are flooded with religious teachings. All of this is empty until the soul has a transforming experience of being born again – a radical change – and surrenders to a cross-bearing life with Jesus Christ. Satan and his beast love religion, but they are terrified by the Holy Spirit’s transformed relationship with the Lord of the church. Satan and his angels have never ceased to be religious. The Beast that gives life to the image has a nature of false religion. “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” (Revelation 13:11) “Horns on a lamb” is the exact opposite of the Lamb of God.

5. The FIFTH nature of the new beast and his new religion is righteousness without Godliness. Righteousness is imputed; it is the work of grace; and no amount of good works can earn righteousness. The saving grace is His gift and we come to Him without trusting anything of ourselves. But, the new theology flooding the church is to deny the effect of that righteousness and to leave the religious man free of the radical change demanded by Scripture. Christ’s righteousness is not a head matter, it’s a heart matter; and it will totally alter your life. “For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.” (Hebrews 10:26) “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14) Our churches are full of religion but very few are living examples of Jesus Christ. This is the design of the Antichrist. Can you hear it in John’s description of the Beast: “Horns like a lamb but sounding like a dragon?”

The nature of the beast is to promote programs without power and emotions without the supernatural works of His Holy Spirit. The life of the church is the resurrection life of Jesus Christ and that life is supernatural. The church must be alive with His presence or it becomes a tool of the new religion that the coming beast loves. It’s amazing to watch how quickly the church begins to welcome the strange fire of psychology, psychiatry, and even false spirits of witchcraft. Every action of Satan is only slightly removed from its original beauty in the Creator. Hypnotism is a counterfeit of the gifts of discernment, the strange fires of the Charismatic world are only slightly removed from the pure gifts of the Holy Spirit. Satan is a deceiver and can imitate the real very cleverly. The Word of God must always be the basis of discernment.

Conclusion! We are living on the edge of His coming and deception is everywhere. A pure Bible and a faithful church to that Word is our guide and hope. Be a radical Christian and cling to truth with all your life. The coming of our Lord can be expected at any moment. John saw this dark Antichrist spirit and a wide-awake Christian can certainly see the “Lurking” presence now spreading his venom.

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25 thoughts on “JOHN THE REVELATOR SAW THE NATURE OF THE ANTICHRIST (Five Dark Signs To Recognize His Nature)

  1. Ken Hilton, Oracle Restoration Ministries

    In the write-up in the opening page you say the a’mark of the beast will be on the hand or on the forehead, and in your follow-up you say it will be in the hand or the forehead,

    The Mark was invented/discovered by s scientist named Carl Sanders and is the size of a third of a grain of rice and contains all your pertinent information.

    “In” or “on” makes a big difference

    Blessings, Ken

  2. Holy Ghost preaching, there is nothing like it! I hear a sound of a mighty rushing wind and it’s closer now than its ever been… Praise ye the Lord, for He is worthy. The spirit of antichrist is certainly raging, let’s continue to keep the moon under our feet, for I am PAINED to be delivered!!

  3. This information is so clearly given, Pastor. Thank you for the wakeup call. We should all pray to be accounted worthy to escape the seven years of tribulation.

  4. Joe Guy Maiden


    The spirit of ANTICHRIST simply promotes the false doctrine of the deity of Jesus the anointed (christed) one. The spirit of anti (against) christ (the anointing…relationship) denies God the Father and sons functioning as Jesus as a son of man in a God and created man relationship. Antichrist denies that Jesus was generated by the word of God as a flesh man (John 1:14). Only begotten is not an exclusive adjective for Jesus. Only begotten means a continuing abiding generation. Note the glory of this man Jesus. Jesus in total humanity anointed was full of grace (comes by faith) and truth (comes by abiding in the word of God.

    There is no scriptural basis for a person known as antichrist. Antichrist is never mentioned in the book of Revelation.

    The Apostle John wrote about the spirit of antichrist ONLY in the context of the love of God. God’s love is perfected in those who by the anointing (pliable heart relationship) keep God’s instructions. The spirit of antichrist by making Jesus God destroys created man’s hope of crossing the now available threshold into perfection i.e. resurrection now. We are dead to sin and therefore not sinners. We are resurrected sons of the Most High God totally created in His image and are called eloheem because we are created in His image. What hope this purveys!

    This 1700 year creedal error is rapidly being exposed and will bring a greater hope than ever before to those who have eternity and life in their heart.

    Love Never Fails

    I hate for you to learn to late that there will be an Antichrist. He is the one telling you there will not be one!!!

  5. Please offer a link to share your articles on Facebook and Twitter

    Steve, It’s in the making!!!!!!!!!


  6. Regarding Bro. Chamber’s Point #1: one thing that is not widely known, especially if you go to a “church” that does not preach ot teach Second Coming or prophetic Scripture, is that denominational pastors have been told to stand down and not preach about the Blessed Hope (Jesus imminent return for His Bride), prophetic Scriptures relating to these end times and even the literal Second Coming of Jesus: Zechariah 14, Revelation 19. There is no sense of anticipation or hope in these churches. It is “churchianity: as usual. I understand big money from secular sources is behind this activity to get pastors to, in effect, not preach about the end times or dangers this nation faces. Ask Rick Warren about the Blessed Hope and he’ll tell you in effect to get lost. Good day.

  7. What ? No real Antichrist ? Some are reading a different Bible than me.
    My Bible CLEARLY says there will be a literal person called Antichrist. Furthermore, only real people will be cast into the Lake of Fire which is what MY BIBLE says will happen to both the Antichrist and False Prophet.
    Quit reading Rick Joyner’s books and start reading the Bible.
    Golly Pastor, don’t you get tired of this kind of foolishness ?
    God bless ! Bill

  8. The spirit of the antichrist has likely been around ever since the fall. Again and again it has deceived and tainted human history ever since.

    Since Satan lacks God’s omniscience and the ability to see the past, present, and future all at once, it seems that at critical points in history, he has always had an antichrist-led human being at the ready. There was the Pharaoh of Moses’ time, Haman in the Book of Esther, and Antiochus Epiphanes in the second century B.C., for example.

    In more recent times we’ve had Adolf Hitler who in my estimation provides a very accurate prefigurement of the last Antichrist yet to come. There are, of course, current versions of Satan-controlled men such as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Khamenei (who really holds the reigns of power in Iran) whose hostile declarations toward Jews and Christians have been coming forth for years.

    The one common denominator of them all was (and will be) to destroy the people of God, attention directed specifically toward eliminating Jews in their entirety. Since genuine Christians over the past 2000 years have stood up for the Jews, this makes them fair game as well.

    If the Jews were totally eliminated, all the promises that God made to them in the Bible could never be fulfilled. That would mean God is fallible, and this would be the strategy Satan could use to gain the throne he has always coveted.

    Naturally, Satan’s plan is futile, but he will cause as much destruction as he can trying to carry it out anyway.
    But with the state of the world, and unfortunately most of the church, these days one can hardly blame him for being pleased with his efforts so far.

    The Bible does assure us, however, that one day Satan and all his minions, both human and demonic, will reside forever in the lake of fire where they can reflect on their ultimate failure throughout all eternity.

    One day that line of the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven,” will be a reality forever.

  9. Dear Brother Joseph, Most of the time when I commet on what you have taught us, I encourage us all to wake up, get up, and go out and do, faith without works is dead. Your teaching today is “Personal” If ever there was a time for us all who read your teachings “to examine ourselves” that time is now for all of us.

    The Lord Jesus’s coming is very soon, we could blink our eyes, the Rapture takes place, and we don’t even know it because we are still here.

    Dear Brother Joseph, I believe this with all of my heart, Jesus said, If you love ME keep MY commandments, Take up your cross and follow ME, I AM the way, I AM the truth, I AM the life, “NO MAN” comes to the Father but by ME. Paul teaches, death to self, renewed mind, follow Jesus’s footsteps, Revelation teaches us to be an “Overcomer” and so, so, much more.

    These are the people who will be taken up in the Rapture when the Lord Jesus returns.

    Our life must be His life, and it must be seen by all to be so, “Let your light so shine”.

    We are going to be left behind.

  10. For a few of you here who think the anti christ isn’t real, or doesn’t exist in the bible…..

    Read Thess. 2 vs 3, it talks of the man of sin, and how the one who letteth must be removed before that man is revealed. That is the bible scripture teaching about the spirit of the holy spirit being removed, (that would also be all born again Christians as we have the holy spirit sealed within us) so the Man of sin (antiChrist) can be revealed. There are also plenty of teachings in REv. on the false prophet and the wonders of the satan indwelt being who comes mid-trib to make those left take a mark. Plenty of teachings. Just because the words “anti-christ” do not appear in revelations and some scripture, doesn’t mean “he” doesn’t, or won’t exist. Just like the word “rapture” doesn’t exist in scripture, but the words meaning rapture do. Caught up with him in the air. I know a lot of people are freaked out about implants/ID Chips. I believe these will be used by the sinful one in the tribulation, but people miss a key point about this mark. IT is not the mark now, because one must pledge their allegience to satan when they take the mark. Getting an id chip for health reasons on for banking, etc. would not mean you are taking the “mark”. Although why anyone would be so dumb to do that to themselves is beyond me. There is way too much big brothering going on with our Govt. today as it is. Good message Pastor.

  11. Dear Pastor,

    The Beast has a deadly wound to the head, the right eye, everyone marvels at his healing. Many today have wounded right eyes for they no longer see the need for truth, only evil is before them.

    The left eye sees only to the way of destruction. They have plucked out the right eye to be like their master. Sheep to the right goats to the left.

    This article is a vivid reminder that our enemy will stop at nothing to succeed.

    God Bless

  12. The Antichrist is different from the beast.The Bible never calls the beast of Revelation 13 the Antichrist.For a comprehensive study about the Antichrist,You can check this link

  13. The mark/sign of God is His Sabbatha, and God said it would be one our hand (work) and as frontlet to our eyes (Forehead). IF the the 7th day Sabbath is the mark of God, then what is the mark of the beast? Quite easy, let scripture interpret scripte! The mark of the beast is Sunday worship, or sun worship, or BAAL worship.

    Exodus 31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.

    Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.

    Ezekiel 20:20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.

    Exodus 13:16 And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.

    Deuteronomy 6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

    Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

  14. Very compelling thoughts and I do agree, you talk about traditions verses the word.
    I must ask? On which day due you call the Sabbath, and on that day do you believe
    Believers should observe that day or observe a different day?


    Gary Nechuta

  15. There are a lot of nice things that you say but you neglect Revelation 20:4-6. Those who take part in the first resurrection know who the antichrist is because they refuse the mark. If the “rapture” happens before this occurs then someone isn’t telling the truth. Those who believe in a “pre” tribulation catching away are not being biblical with all of the scripture. It is either that or these three scriptures aren’t God inspired.

  16. I sent this once but didn’t see it appear but in Revelation 20:4-6 it states that those who take part in the first resurrection will be given the opportunity to refuse the Mark of the beast. This blows a hole in a lot of pre tribulation believers who think the church will miss some ugly events coming to this world.

  17. for those who think the RUACH HA KODESH [ Holy Spirit will be removed during the trib time, there are major problems with this erroneous teaching. Yahweh is omnipresent ALL OF THE TIME,,,for GOD IS SPIRIT and also no one comes to the Messiah but the Holy Spirit draws him, and no one comes to the Father except thru Messiah. People get saved in the Trib period of time. Only one way to be saved. So who is being removed or who is getting out of the way at this time who likes to operate in the darkness of occlusion ? how about snake face satan moves out of the way FOR THIS IS NOW HIS SON OF PERDITIONS TIME TO SHINE AND GLORIFY SATAN HIS FATHER. Who is thrown into the lake of fire — anti-christ the son of perdition, false prophet and satan goes into the pit for a thousand years. can develope this further if you are interested. thanks for reading

  18. Hello, Brethren in Christ.

    Very interesting article, to which I would like to add two commentaries, based on the posts of my fellow Christians.

    1) Assuredly, there is an AntiChrist, who will pretend to be the true Christ, and who will sit on the temple throne as impostor; in Latin, the prefix “anti” means “against,” but in the original Greek tongue of the N.T., “anti” means “instead of,” which means that he who is against God (Satan) and who comes first is also the he who comes instead of the true Christ. How can we know that the first person who presents himself is the Devil, and not the risen Messiah? Because Scripture tells us so, in Revelation 13:11, which reads, “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” (KJVB)

    This beast (who issues the mark)has the properties of a lamb, in that is “like” a lamb–but one cannot be both the thing AND the thing which is like it (I can be like my sister, but I can’t be both my sister AND myself), thus the thing which is LIKE the Lamb of God cannot BE the Lamb of God, and can only resemble it; horns are symbolic of power in Scripture, and this false Christ DOES have TWO powers ascribed to it, in Rev 13:12 and Rev 13:15, which involve the ability to perform great miracles and to deceive the world into worshiping it. Thus we know that this person, due to his great supernatural powers, will pass himself off as the true Christ, but will be the false one INSTEAD. (See, e.g., http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=rev&c=13)

    Importantly, this beast is said to speak “as a dragon”; whereas the word “like” indicates similarity, the term “as” indicates characteristics, such as are given by examples. In other words, in the sentence, “We played card games, such as poker, blackjack, and gin rummy,” the word “as” indicates that the thing described is of its true character or nature; the beast which appears to be LIKE the true Lamb of God is truly a dragon–and Scripture describes the Devil as “that great dragon” in Rev 12:9.

    All of this attentiveness to the language of Scripture tells us that:

    1)the Antichrist will appear first,INSTEAD of the true Christ;

    2)he will exercise TWO great powers to seduce the world spiritually into worshiping him, as most will be fooled by his false appearance in seeming LIKE the true Lamb of God; and

    3) his true identity is revealed to those who recognize that he speaks AS a dragon, because he IS the great Dragon whom the true Lord will displace, defeat, and destroy.

    Even without the scrutiny of the language of Scripture, we can be assured that the Antichrist exists, because Scripture tells us so, and logic dictates a few things:

    1) If one believes that Scripture is the true Word of God (whom is the Truth), then one cannot believe IN God but then not believe Him when He tells us something (no belief is predicated on disbelief); and

    In His Service,Beulah

  19. I read only the King James version of the Bible. Many “New” translations completely change the meaning of the Word. I know people were killed because they wanted to translate the Bible into a language everyone could read. Whenever I read I feel the Holy Ghost showing me the way. Churches today have found too many things to say about themselves and what they do instead of what God said, good or bad. His word is truth. Also I believe if we follow the Shepherd we will know the way. He has placed this in our hearts and our minds. If we are true believers we wont be decieved. Keep God close to you always. He is here, He is now and forever, we just have to listen, and be still and know He is God.

  20. Gary Nechuta……… Everyone knows that the sabbath in on the day we call Saturday. If you read the scriptures you would also know that Christians gathered together on the first day of the week. So tell me, when do you worship Christ? The first day of the week or the seventh?

  21. In the LORD’S prayer when you pray, do you say, “Thy kingdom, thy will be done” ……….in earth or on earth? One way would be correct according to th KIng James Bible and Greek lexicons while most in this world misquote and use the word on. Obviously there is a difference between God’s will in you or on you. My point would be this. The entire purpose of the Book of Revelations is found in chapter 22 and verse 9………
    Worship God!

  22. Sign #1:
    Some things to think about.

    Throughout God’s Bible he says we are to be holy as He is holy and Satan is trying everything to destroy God’s word just as you have stated.

    Q1A: If a bondservant of Jesus attended a luncheon hosted by his Master Jesus, would Jesus serve detestable things for eating and would the bondservant take and eat?

    Q1B: If Jesus’ bondservant hosted a dinner would the bondservant offer detestable things to Jesus and would Jesus take and eat?

    Q1C: If Jesus rejected or taught others to reject God’s definitions for holiness, food, clean, unclean, holy, profane or the detestable could Jesus be the sinless Lamb of God sacrifice for us?

    Q1D: If a person rejects God’s definitions for holiness, food, clean, unclean, holy, profane or the detestable is it true that person is eternally lost for having turned away from some of God’s word? (In Sign #1 it says, “You will be just as eternally lost by turning away from some Scripture that you call cultural, outdated, or some other adjective as if you rejected the whole.”)

    Thank you for reading and thinking.