1. HE WILL BE AN INTELLECTUAL GIANT
“A horn that had eyes” – Daniel 7:20. The horn stands for power and the eyes stand for intelligence.
The “beast” will have wisdom. He will be the sum total of all the wisdom both man and Satan has.
(The Antichrist will become the beast when Satan enters into him.)
2. HE WILL BE A GREAT ORATOR
“A mouth speaking great things” – Daniel 7:20.
“And his mouth as the mouth of a lion” – Revelation 13:2.
This coming beast, which will rule the world, will have the greatest vocal appeal man has known, from
3. THE BEAST WILL BE A REAL POLITICAN
“He comes in “peaceably” and obtains the kingdom of flatteries” – Daniel 11:21.
He comes in “peaceably” and by “flatteries.” He brags on everyone. His program is not offensive to the
masses. His platform is built strongly upon peace.
4. HE WILL BE A COMMERCIAL GENIUS
Here we see he “causes craft to prosper in his mind.” Daniel 8:25.
According to Revelation 13:7, he will control the world’s commerce.
5. THE BEAST WILL BE A MILITARY
Here his military powers are pointed to by saying “Who is able to make war with him?” Revelation 13:4.
Remember, the “beast” came into
his initial power “by flatteries,” but he also is a military man. Read Rev.6.
6. THE BEAST WILL BE VERY RELIGIOUS
In II Thess. 2:4, we find a reference that points to the beast as one who commands worship. He even claims to be God! I think scripture will back up the fact he will encourage “religion.” This does not mean Christianity.
7. THE BEAST WILL HAVE A MARK. Revelation 13:16-18
“And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or on their foreheads.”