Many Christians think that the Little horn the Antichrist will literally rule the whole world from America in the west to Australia in the east. There are people who think that every last nation of this world will go against Jerusalem to destroy it. But is this true? Is this Biblical? What does the Word of God has to say about this controversial subject? Let us open our Bibles and examine!
- God will raise up Powerful Military nations against Antichrist before he returns:
For many people its hard to swallow. But this is true. There are many references where Bible says that Nations will be at war against the Antichrist and his army. Consider Ezekiel 28:7,8-
” I am about to bring foreigners against you, the most terrifying of nations. They will draw their swords against the grandeur made by your wisdom, and they will defile your splendor. They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die violently in the heart of the seas. “
See, here God says that he will bring foreigners against the Antichrist. These nations are the ‘terrible’ and ‘terrifying’. It simply means these are nations with a Mighty Military force. They are terrible in battle and Most Powerful. So if God raises up nations against Antichrist to fight against him, we can definitely conclude that he CAN’T rule the whole earth.
- Antichrist will make war against many nations:
” He will attack mighty fortresses, aided by a foreign deity. To those who recognize him he will grant considerable honor. He will place them in authority over many people, and he will parcel out land for a price. “
See, Antichrist will attack “Mighty Fortresses” using a foreign diety. Common sense would tell us that if all nations are going to be under his rule, why are nations at war with him? So he cannot possibly rule whole world.
- There are nations which will ‘Escape’ from Antichrist’s grip:
” Then he will enter the beautiful land. Many will fall, but these will escape: Edom, Moab, and the Ammonite leadership.”
Parts of Edom, Moab and Ammon are all located in modern day Jordan. So from this verse, we can understand that Jordan will escape from from his armies. We dont know how but Bible says it and we believe it!
- According to Prophet Micah God will raise seven shepherds and eight principle Men:
” He will give us peace. Should the Assyrians try to invade our land and attempt to set foot in our fortresses, we will send against them seven shepherds, make that eight commanders. They will rule the land of Assyria with the sword, the land of Nimrod with a drawn sword. Our king will rescue us from the Assyrians should they attempt to invade our land and try to set foot in our territory. ”
Assyrian, specifically Turkey is none other than where the coming Beast System will be . When he invades Israel, God will send seven shepherds (Nations) and eight Principle men (Leaders). This is furthur proof that Antichrist will not rule all nations.
- Understanding the meaning of word ‘Earth’ :
Let us consider Revelation 13:3-4, 13:8, 13:12, 13:17 and 17:8. In each and every single one of these verses, however, the word for “earth“ is the Greek word “ge“, which will often be referring to “a country, land enclosed within fixed boundaries, a tract of land, territory, region”. Moreover Old testament prophets like Zechariah, Joel, Ezekiel etc shows us that Antichrist’s rule will be limited geographically, and they point towards Surrounding nations (Muslims) as the people group who will gather against Jerusalem to destroy it, not every nation of the Earth.
- Only Jesus can rule the whole world:
We have travelled through different scriptures of Bible which all states that Antichrist’s rule will be limited to Middle east and N. Africa. He cannot and will not rule the whole world. Next time if someone says to you that America will be defeated by Antichrist, Be ready to say a big NO! ‘ Hello, This isn’t what my Bible says. I respectfully disagree! ‘. One day a Jew will rule the whole world. Only Jesus will be able to rule all nations. Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander of Greece, Ceaser of Rome, Ottoman Muslims etc have all tried to accomplish this dream and they all failed miserably. Our God will reign over ‘ALL NATIONS’ from Jerusalem.
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.
God Bless All of You !