Antichrist Rise to Power
The Antichrist will come on the scenes as a world leader, and ultimately the false Messiah, energized by Satan, who will rule the world in opposition to God prior to Christ’s Second Coming. At first the Antichrist will appear to be the political superman the world has been waiting for, because he will bring about temporary world peace and economic stability. Most people will see him as a peacemaker and a wise and winsome popular leader. “He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places” (Daniel 11:24) and “obtain the kingdom by flatteries” (Daniel 11:21).