Around the halfway point in Daniel’s 70th Week, the resurrected Antichrist will take out Babylon the Great, the world’s economic and military superpower of the end times. We talked about this in a previous video. Well, once Babylon the Great is no longer a threat, the Mark of the Beast financial system will be implemented worldwide. This system is described in Revelation 13:16-17. Everyone will be required to have his mark on their right hand or forehead to buy and sell.
Likewise, after claiming to be God, everyone will have to worship his image. Revelation 13:14 says that the Antichrist’s image will be set up. Revelation 13:15 adds that His image is going to have the power to kill anyone that doesn’t worship it, but most people will choose to worship this image. Ultimately, the punishment for not taking the Antichrist’s mark is starvation, and the penalty for not worshiping his image is death.
Revelation 13:7 says that the Antichrist will have complete economic and religious control over the world. That said, according to Revelation 6:8, he will only have political control over one-fourth of the earth. Certainly, through his mark and image, he will have power to kill people outside of this area. Yet, within his empire, he will be able to directly kill anyone that doesn’t follow him. His methods will include execution, starvation and plagues, and he will definitely conquer plenty of new countries along the way to add to his empire.
All the while, Daniel 11:36 says that the Antichrist “will exalt and magnify himself above every god.” Daniel 11:37-39 adds that, naturally, he will blaspheme God and he will only give honor to the source of his power: Satan. After all, Revelation 13:4 says the world will worship not only the Antichrist, but also Satan. Of course, God will only let this nonsense go on for a short time.