first arises as a worldleader, the whole world thinks he's great and follows
him, except of course those who really know God's Word and will recognise
him for what he really is. Nevertheless billions will be deceived
and believe in the Antichrist and follow him. It says, "ALL
the World wondered
after the Beast!" Rev.13:3
Well, they may all be deceived by him and wonder after him for a while, at least until the middle of his reign. But when he suddenly invades Jerusalem, sets up an idol of himself in the Holy Place and sits in the Temple of God saying: "I am God, fall down and worship me and my idol and accept my brand or you're going to be killed!"--At that point, obviously, many millions of freedom-loving people, entire nations and religions, will reject the 666 chip- Mark and refuse to worship him and his Image and will rebel against his Satanic kingdom, resulting in nothing but trouble from then on, according to the Bible.
When the Antichrist reaches the middle of the 7 years and tries to wipe out all traditional religions to establish his world religion of self-worship of the Devil and his idol, this is when he really starts getting into trouble--both with the peoples of the World and the religions of the World and their followers-and he begins having all kinds of wars, some of which you can read about in Daniel 11. He has wars with different areas and nations and peoples, no doubt with those who are the most religious, who are very much against the Antichrist, the Anti-AC rebels or so-called "spared!" He will have a lot of problems in those last days of his reign, and God Himself will give him a lot of problems too, through many plagues and even monsters! Also at the time of the end the powerful King of the South--the religious U.S?--decides again to "push at him", but this time it sounds like the AC really goes after him in a full scale retaliatory attack with tanks--"chariots and many ships", and "come against him like a whirlwind!"
And if he hadn't already at the breaking of the Covenant, he now also definitely invades Israel--"the glorious land"--and Egypt and "many countries shall be overthrown" by him. It says that the "Libyans and Ethiopians will be at his steps!"Following him in other words! And the prophet Ezekiel (38) names even more countries that take part in this invasion! Dan. 11:43 Most likely toward the end of the Great Tribulation, the AC will even move his headquarters or "palace" to Jerusalem, between the Mediterranean and Dead Sea on the "glorious holy mountain" Mt.Moriah. Then Jerusalem will be internationalised for sure, as the Antichrist Capital of the entire World! For as long as it lasts!
"And at the time of
the end shall the King
of the South
push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like
a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with
many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow
and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land,
and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall
escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children
of Ammon. Daniel
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