4 Antichrists

The expression the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” is so well-known it has become a cliche – yet the concept is exactly equal to  “four antichrists” – yet that concept is anathema to all the so-called prophecy experts.

The four horsemen are indeed four antichrists.

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4 antichrists

4 antichrists

There are 4 antichrists and a 10 year long tribulation!

It commonly held by all the “prophecy experts” that there is just 1 antichrist and that the tribulation will only be 7 years long.

These 100+ year-old concepts are woefully incomplete and are tainted by the work of Bible-correctors (those that change the AV text).

Obviously there are at least 2 antichrists – the 1st and 2nd beasts of Revelation.One is a political ruler and the second is the false prophet.

And yet since the first horsemen in Revelation 6 is an antichrist – who are the other 3 riders? Obviously they are 3 more antichrists!

This gives us a total of 4 antichrists (e.g., note all the sets of four in Proverbs 30).

Tribulation is 10 years long.

And on what basis is the assumption made that Daniel’s final 70th week (of seven years) define the limit of the tribulation? Obviously a 7 year peace treaty must be signed after a great war, and the first antichrist in Rev 6 goes forth to war, not to peace.

We know the length of the tribulation must be ten years long since Revelation 2:10 says so!

Ten years gives time for:

  1. World War 3, followed by
  2. Peace and a Temple, followed by
  3. World War 4.

With a 10 year tribulation we now have room for Daniel’s enigmatic 2,300 days as well.



There are 4 antichrists !

It commonly held by all the “prophecy experts” that there is just 1 antichrist and that the tribulation will only be 7 years long.

These 100+ year-old concepts are woefully incomplete and are tainted by the work of Bible-correctors (those that change the AV text).

Obviously there are at least 2 antichrists – the 1st and 2nd beasts of Revelation.One is a political ruler and the second is the false prophet.

And yet since the first horsemen in Revelation 6 is an antichrist – who are the other 3 riders? Obviously they are 3 more antichrists!

This gives us a total of 4 antichrists (e.g., note all the sets of four in Proverbs 30).

Their nations are known today in international affairs as the “Quartet” and all are guilty before God for their involvement in dividing up the land of Israel.

“Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.
… These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”
Zechariah 1:18-19.

1. White Horse Rider.

Antichrist King

First Beast: the Antichrist King

The first beast is the Antichrist acting an imitation of Christ the King (as Jesus is portrayed in St. Matthew’s Gospel). He rides the white horse in Revelation 6 and his nation is the United Kingdom’s Lion in Daniel 7. Also known as the “raiser of taxes” (Daniel 11:20).

As white horse rider and bow-man he will seem to the eyes of the world as the anticipated return of “Jesus Christ” in type; he successfully engages in WW3 against the Mohamedans and Infidels and wins world-peace. It will seem that the tribulation is all over right when the tribulation really begins (the great tribulation is only 3.5 years long – but it comes at the end of the 10 year tribulation).

He rules the world during the first 3+ years of the 10 year tribulation; leads the “four winds” UN invasion of Iran – and thereafter establishes world-government, world taxes, universal peace, and builds the ecumenical Jerusalem Temple described in Ezekiel 8 (day 6-6-5, right before 6-6-6 shows up). His rule is cut short suddenly some how – and yet he is “reanimated” as the 2nd beast’s puppet.

2. Pale Horse Rider: Death & Hell.

False Prophet Antichrist

Second Beast: False Prophet Antichrist

The second beast will imitate Christ’s divinity and priesthood (as Jesus is portrayed in St. John’s Gospel). He rides the fourth pale horse in Revelation 6 corresponding to the fourth creature in Daniel 7 (i.e., evidently a united nations or European union). Also known as “a vile person” (Daniel 11:21) and “that Wicked” (2 Thessalonians 2:8).

The pale colour horse rides with death and hell – i.e., underworld entities. This false-prophet is the anti-Pope of the new ecumenical “Catholic” world religion; however that he will ride with (or be) a second-coming of Judas Iscariot is a theory that can’t be overlooked.

Once the first beast is incapacitated/injured – he becomes the “cat’s paw” – this false prophet beast become the real power behind the throne. He goes into the built Temple at about year 7 in the 10 year tribulation – about 3 years after it is built – and declares himself to be “God” and engages in luciferian blood sacrifices at the Temple Mount – that’s when the Great tribulation commences. That is the time Jesus Christ warned the Jews about – telling them to flee the city. The False Prophet and the first beast are thrown into a lake of fie when Christ returns (Revelation 19).

3. Red Horse Rider.

The Assyrian: “Gog” Antichrist

“Gog” is the Red horse of Revelation 6 and the Russian Bear of Daniel 7; he is a military general who rules 4 world-zones (i.e., Russia, plus 3 others, viz., the three ribs in the bear’s mouth, also shown as the three horns he plucks up); he imitates Christ as a man’s man (corresponding to the theme of St. Luke’s gospel, Christ as a man, in anti-type). Also known as “little horn” (Daniel 8:9).

The colour red and his sword (Rev. 6) associates him being bloody – – and with Esau, Edom, and with the Idumean Herods who slew the children in Bethlehem. See also, “O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.” Isaiah 10:5.

Gog is the anticipated antichrist that the Jews are expecting – the “King of the North” (Daniel 8). The Russian-Persian-Chinese forces under his command waste and destroy the land of Israel without mercy. Gog’s allies battle back and forth against the USA and the UK throughout the last 3 1/2 years of the great tribulation. In a nuclear exchange at the end they destroy the USA, but are 5/6 destroyed themselves (Ezekiel 39:2). The 1/6 that survive go into the Millennium and repopulate in the Earth (but are purged once again at the Millennium’s end – Revelation 20:8).

4. Black Horse Rider.

Black Horse Antichrist: Mystery Babylon

Black Horse Antichrist: Mystery Babylon

The black horse rider imitates Christ as a servant of God and steward of all his wealth (imitating Mark’s Gospel which portrays Christ as servant). Also known as “the great voice” (Jeremiah 51:55). The symbolic animal in Daniel 7 is described as a leopard with 4 wings. Because the UK is the lion, the leopard is used for the USA, a type of lion – “a baby-l’on,” if you will (i.e., the daughter of the UK). The leopard is white and yellow with black spots (European, Indian/Hispanic, and Negro).

Of course, the USA has been occupying the old Babylon in Iraq since the gulf war, and is currently building the “Freedom Tower” in NYC, but any other proof that USA is Babylon? How about “USA city” and “USA name” stated in the Bible:

“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4 (Building the Tower of Babylon).

The USA is also called “King of the South” by the same line that runs from Israel to Moscow. That line goes north to Russia the “King of the North” and if you keep going north you pass the pole and are going south again — and then you run right into the USA at Alaska. Hence the USA is “King of the South” (and “king’s daughter of the south”) – terms relevant for deciphering Daniel chapter 11 which describes in detail the tribulation fighting between the US/UK and Russia/China.

The USA is “Mystery Babylon” and is totally destroyed as an continuing entity –  the “beast’s body” is given to the flames, but the other kingdoms survive. It is destroyed by Gog (Ezekiel 38-39) and by natural disasters (Jeremiah 50-51, Revelation 17-18). The Jews are commanded to get out of the USA and return to Israel (“come  out of her my people” Rev. 18:4).

Look for Fours.

The word “antichrists” (plural) shows up 1 time, and the word “antichrist” shows up only 4 times:

  1. 1 John 2:18 “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”
  2. 1 John 2:22 “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.”
  3. 1 John 4:3 “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”
  4. 2 John 1:7 “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

Since there are 4 types and 4 beasts, we might be able to assign the types of antichrist spirits to the 4 systems:

Masonic (King); Catholic (Pope); Atheistic (Gog); and Mohamedian (Servant).

So the significance of fours given throughout the Bible will have their correspondence in the 4 antichrists because they are attempting to imitate and manufacture a counterfeit of God’s coming kingdom – and that “city four-square” (Psalm 48:2, Rev. 20-21). That leaves the devil as the 5th – at the top of the four-sided pyramid (or so he would hope, Isaiah 14:13-14).

So corresponding to the four gospel types, Satan’s four antichrists must mimic the four beasts who surround God’s throne in Revelation 4:7 — a lion (UK king), a calf (US servant), a man (Gog), a flying eagle (Anti-Pope).

Polycephaly = too many heads.

Jesus said, “… Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? … ” Luke 11:17-18.

This was a rhetorical question, of course, to point out the absurdity of the Jews’ accusation that Jesus Christ was casting out devils by the devil, a rather improbable and self-defeating exercise.

Go left! … No, we go right!

However, the devil’s kingdom won’t stand, will it? So Christ’s statement wasn’t as rhetorical as it seems at first glance. Satan is not going to have a kingdom that stands, therefore it is divided.

The devil’s incurable dis-unity is explained by the fact that he is a 7 headed dragon: “behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Revelation 12:3.

It has 4 major divisions – each headed up by an antichrist – with 3 heads ruling three kingdoms (UK, USA, UN), and the other 4 heads govern Gog’s 4 kingdoms (Russia, China, Iran, +1).

How tragic for the devil to be afflicted with 7 most arrogant heads in all of creation to have to share 1 body! What a hot-bed for rivalry, suspicion, envy, jealousy, confusion, and bitterness!  To achieve greatness for their 1 body it requires coordination by the 7 heads – but how do 7 supreme egotists share and compromise and work together ?? Which one gets the glory? Which one eats first? Which one wins? Do they share their prize?!?

It’s a doomed effort.

However in Christ we have ONE HEAD! “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” Ephesians 4:15; “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:18, etc.

First Antichrist.

“Sermon and Deeds of the Antichrist” by Luca Signorelli (1499-1502)

An interesting end-times viewpoint is held by certain Roman Catholics that matches with the White Horse Rider of Revelation chapter 6 – who is the first Antichrist. These Catholic commentators envision a coming Catholic king who conquers the Moslem world and Israel and ushers in a brief time of world peace.

These prophesies are set-up in such a way as to have the Roman Catholics accept the first antichrist as if he were a good ruler.

From Wikipedia:

He is said to be a future king of a re-united Holy Roman Empire, who will restore the European Catholic royalty in the West, destroy the power of heretics and atheistic rebels, and successfully convert many Muslims and Jews to the Roman Catholic faith.[1] The Great Monarch was very popular in popular folklore until the 18th century Enlightenment. He reappeared in 19th century prophecy when French legitimists believed that the count of Chambord, Henry V of France would be the new king.

Here is a summary of these ideas found in the preface of the book “The Coming Chastisement” by Yves Dupont (1970):

This description of the so-called “Great Catholic Monarch” actually matches the white horse rider of Revelation 6 who does have great success and does indeed bring in world-peace.

Yet later he somehow becomes incapacitated, however, and the other antichrist, the false prophet Pope, makes an image/robot of this first antichrist, and then reigns by proxy – as described in Revelation chapter 13 and other passages in the Old Testament.

It is significant that this king is the lion king of Daniel 7 and therefore English – for the mouth of the beast is a lion’s mouth.

The birth year of Prince Charles was 1948, which is significant as the year the United Nations and modern Israel came into existence. Jesus Christ said, “And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.” Luke 21:29-30.

It is interesting that Prince Harry was born in 1984 – exactly 200 years after the briefly lunatic King George the III of England signed the Treaty of Paris, ceding away his sovereignty over the United States. Daniel 7:4 we read, “The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.”

I gave an exposition of this on youtube that I will have to re-state in a later post, but suffice to say for now, chapter 6 gives the clues to understanding the vision because eagles feathers represent the passage of time with no power due to insanity, as Nebuchadnezzar experienced. To have the wings plucked and get a man’s heart back means the return of power after the time has passed – the grown feathers on two wings representing many years – I believe two centuries. King George III, due to insanity, lost a very great realm in the year 1784 when he himself personally signed the Treaty of Paris – but exactly 200 years later was born to him a descendant lion king who would restore it – for in the vision he get the heart of a man given to him (i.e., the opposite of being given a beast’s heart like Daniel 6). I believe that this is the interpretation.

The year 1984 is significant as the year the USA established formal ties with the Vatican See, and as the year the Pope performed a superstitious ritual to officially consecrate Russia to the “Sacred Heart of Mary” – a part of the Fatima visions which Catholics have taken very seriously as a supposed requirement for the “conversion” of Orthodox Russia.

So we have in the year 1984 a potentially significant convergence of the 4 antichrists – a UK (white horse of a king born, perhaps), The USA (black horse), The Vatican (pale horse), and Russia (red horse).

Prince Harry at Madame Tussauds in LondonWax Image: Future King of the North American Union??

Prince Harry’s good looks and red-hair and height and military background are all quite remarkable – and the monarchists of Canada have taken note. Presently Queen Elizabeth is also “Queen of Canada” and also holds that title over all the individual Commonwealth states. Prince William is destined (eventually) to be King of England – but what about Canada? The Canadian monarchists are asking that they be given their own king so they can have their own royal family – and have proposed the younger brother Harry. (“Make Prince Harry our king, say Canadian monarchists”)

If that happens it, is VERY interesting because of NAFTA and the on-going possibility or proposal (an alleged “conspiracy theory” but in reality a very real scheme that is an open-secret) of a merger of the United States and Canada into the North American Union.

If that happens – then who will our King be? Wouldn’t the King of Canada become the King of all America? Of course he would. ”Rex 84” ?!?

This is all very interesting.

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All mankind will be forced to worship a world-dictator during the tribulation:

“And it was given unto him [the beast] to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:7-8.

This character’s prominence has led to the conclusion that there is only one antichrist. However a careful examination of scripture reveals that there are four major personalities on the world’s stage during the tribulation.

The cautious practice of not assuming all scriptural similarities have the exact same application is called “rightly diving,” taken from 2 Timothy 2:15: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” It is by rightly dividing that we conclude that “the antichrist” is really four different persons.

The Biblical description for these four men is “beasts” – however that term can also signify each of their political realms. When scripture specifies that the beast arises from the earth – it is an antichrist; but when the beast arises from the sea, it is a kingdom. Therefore we will refer to the four beast-men as the “antichrists.”

Coincidently the word “antichrist” appears just four times in the Authorized Version, and the plural word “antichrists” just once:

  1. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 2:18
  2. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 1 John 2:22
  3. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 1 John 4:3
  4. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 2 John 1:7

The term obviously primarily describes religious heretics who deny the Lord Jesus Christ – but each of these passages could also be referring to one of the four antichrists – and this would be direct scriptural support for the claim that just four antichrists will arise.
the beasts lion bear leopard daniel antichrists NWOThe four antichrists are already popularly known as the “four horsemen of the apocalypse.” Each one is described in Revelation chapter 6 as a rider upon a white, red, black, or pale horse.

Modern expositors (premillennial) do not fail to identify the first rider on the white horse as antichrist; however they then spiritualize the remaining three horsemen as representations for tribulation events. This interpretation is inconsistent because it does not treat each horseman in the same manner. If we agree that the first rider on the white horse is an antichrist, then the other three are also antichrists.

The same four antichrists are also depicted in Daniel chapter 7 as four beasts – a lion, a bear, a leopard, and a “dreadful” beast.

Daniel’s four beasts are one and the same as Revelation’s four horses, and they appear in exactly the same order:

#………………………….. DANIEL 7…………………….. REVELATION 6
First AC……………….. Lion…………………………. White Horse
Second AC……………….. Bear…………………………….. Red Horse
Third AC……………….. Leopard………………………….. Black Horse
Fourth AC……………….. Dreadful Beast……………………………. Pale Horse

In both cases the animals represent both the antichrist and his political realm. World government will involve the political union of their four kingdoms together, as described by the amalgamated beast from the sea in Revelation 13:2 with body parts from all four animals – lion’s mouth; bear’s legs; leopard’s body; and dragon’s seat:

“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Revelation 13:2.

The prophet Hosea spiritually designated these same four animals as forces God would send to oppose the Jews in Israel:

“Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them: I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.” Hosea 13:6-7.

Therefore it is likely that these are also the same as the four horns of Zechariah 1:18-19, “Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”

In the Messianic twenty second psalm it states, “Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.” Psalm 22:21.

A lion’s mouth has four prominent front canine teeth which bite into its prey – two above and two below.
antichrist horns “Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.” Psalm 22:21.

The 4 “horns” in the Lion’s mouth

The verse likens the horns of unicorns to a lion’s teeth (“…your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8). Since a unicorn has only has one horn – there must be four unicorns – one for each incisor. Indeed Christ was crucified by four Roman soldiers: “Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part…” John 19:23.

The three and half years of great tribulation are Israel’s national counter-part to Christ’s crucifixion and three days and nights in the heart of the earth. Assuming a uniform similarity, Israel will suffer at the hands of four antichrists as Jesus Christ suffered at the hands of four soldiers. (Cf. Exodus 27:2).

The foregoing examples establish that the concept of four antichrists is well-founded in the scriptures. Those who describe “the antichrist” are mistakenly assigning to one person diverse attributes that belong to several antichrists.


It takes four biographers to make a complete presentation of Jesus Christ – each supplies a unique perspective. The thematic differences in the four Gospels have been compared to the four faces of the cherubims (Ezekiel 1:10; Revelation 4:7), as follows:


Cherub Type





King of the Jews














No single antichrist could match the incomparable excellence of our Saviour in all these points. To make a convincing satanic counterfeit it requires four personalities – each one being an epitome of one of the perspectives.

Also, it is also necessary to have four antichrists in order to mimic the four beasts around God’s throne and the seven all-seeing eyes of Jesus Christ:

“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” Revelation 5:6.

To exactly match the seven eyes, the devil needs four persons over his satanic government: three with two eyes each – and one with only one eye.

“Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.” Zechariah 11:17.
7 eyes of 4 antichrists beastsThree of the antichrists have two normal eyes, but the fourth only has one good eye: the total number of eyes is seven. By this the devil is seeking to imitate the four beasts and seven eyes around God’s throne in keeping with his urge to be like God:

“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:13-14.

By surrounding himself with four antichrists, the devil restores himself to his place as number five –the anointed fifth cherub as before his fall. Because it imitates God’s throne, the devil will be immensely satisfied to geometrically arrange his position above exactly four antichrists as if exalted at the top of a four-sided pyramid.

Gospel’s Type

Antichrist Type

No. of Eyes

Matthew: Lion

Royal King


Mark: Calf/Ox

(“Public Servant”)


Luke: Man

A Man’s man
(Military General)


John: Eagle

World’s High Priest


Total: 7

Therefore the concept of four antichrist is not strange to suggest – it is actually quite sensible. They will represent the Kingdom, Might, Power, and Glory of the world system.

The four distinct persons each has many of its “types” anticipated in the scriptures by prominent characters:

  1. King: Solomon King of Israel, Darius/Cyrus Kings of Persia, Hiram King of Tyre.
  2. Politician/Whore: Nimrod, Belshazzar, Pharaoh, Jezebel, Pilate.
  3. General: Goliath, Og the Giant, Rabshakeh the Assyrian, Sisera the Captain.
  4. Priest: Balaam, Cain, Micah’s Priest, Pharaoh’s magicians.

Together they constitute a ruling quartet that mimics the 1 Kingdom, 2 Might, 3 Power, and 4 Glory which will later – in truth – constitute the eternal kingdom of Jesus Christ.
Number 4 = the whole worldFOUR ANTICHRISTS IN SCRIPTURE

In the Bible numbers are often significant, and the number four typically represents the entire world since it is the four directions, North, South, East, and West. Therefore the doctrine of four antichrists corresponds to all the kingdoms of this world (Rev. 11:15).

Although Noah had only three sons, his eldest son is entitled to a double portion – thus allocating a division of four parts to the three races of man. (“… giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.” Dt. 21:17; “God shall enlarge Japheth” Gen. 9:27)

Consider again that it was four Roman soldiers who parted Christ’s clothes, “Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part” John 19:23.

And again, what we already read in Zechariah 1:18-19, “then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”

The four horns have in common their involvement in dividing up the land of Israel. It shouldn’t be a surprise then that the “peace process” is led by an international “quartet” (England, Russia, United States, and United Nations).


Proverbs 30 is prophetic (“… even the prophecy: the man spake…” Prov. 30:1). It would appear that chapter 30 prophesies the foolish end-state of the kingdoms of this world, which is contrasted in the next chapter 31 with prophecies of the advent of the reigning bride of Jesus Christ in the wisdom of his kingdom.

Throughout Proverbs chapter 30 it gives the number four a very strong emphasis:

v. 1: …………………………… Four men: Agur, Jakeh, Ithiel, Ucal.
v. 2-3: ……………………….. Four brutish attributes.
v. 5-10: …………………….. Four presumptions: add to God’s words; deny God; take God’s name in vain; accuse God’s servant.
v. 11-14: …………………… Four wicked generations.
v. 15-16: …………………… Four unsatisfied things.
v. 15 & 17: ……………….. Four: 2 horse-leaches and 2 eyes.
v. 19: ………………………… Four slippery movements.
v. 21-22. …………………… Four disquiet the earth.
v. 29-31. …………………… Four: the lion, dog, goat, and king.

This emphasis on four cannot be accidental. It is prophetic and it clearly assigns various elements of foolishness into four distinct groups. Given the indication of four antichrists, we should discern that this chapter describes them and/or their systems.

It is an interesting to consider that when Christ came to the Jewish nation at his first advent, all Old Testament prophecies for the arrival of his kingdom already had their technical fulfilment. Thus John the Baptist’s role had fulfilled the prophesied coming of Elijah if the Jews would accept Christ: “And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.” Matthew 11:14. However, the Jews then rejected Jesus as their Messiah and John the Baptist became a lost opportunity:

But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.” Matthew 17:11-12.

This fascinating feature of “contingent fulfilment” would have had to likewise apply to every other prophecy in the Old Testament. Therefore, the conquests of Alexander the Great and the exploits of the Maccabees were only described in passages like Daniel chapter 8 provisionally.

Those events await their future fulfilment yet again. Therefore we can expect the fulfilment of all Bible prophecy to occur prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ. This means that many passages in the book of Daniel (and elsewhere in the Old Testament) have not yet been historically fulfilled – their prophetic significance remains totally intact.

This makes the prophecies of Daniel all the more extraordinary considering they have double application – applying equally to the time of Alexander the Great and to the time of the tribulation – “at the time of the end” (Daniel 8:17). This need for flexibility probably explains Daniel’s copious use of pronouns which make interpretation difficult.

Daniel prophesied, “Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. …And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.” Dan. 8:8, 21.

Although this passage was provisionally fulfilled by Alexander the Great–it also foretells the coming of the first antichrist who sets up a four-part world government on the heels of his leadership of the coalition that invades Iran (Dan. 8:19-22, cf., Jeremiah 49).

As Jesus explained to his disciples, in a parable each item stands for something, “And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? The sower soweth the word.” Mark 4:13-14.

Although each item usually stands for something else, the meaning of some items is literal: “… tares are the children of the wicked one; As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.” Matthew 13:40. In that parable the tares stood for the devil’s children, but the fire is literal.

Therefore understanding a parable entails understanding which items are intended to have alternative meanings, and then perceive what they mean.

Sometimes the name of a nation actually stands for another nation: “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” Revelation 11:8. Thus the city of Jerusalem may be mentioned in some Old Testament passages under a parable name of Sodom or Egypt.

This principle means that the names of famous modern nations may be hidden in the names of various Bible places because the true identity is obscured by a parable:

“And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this! And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever. And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.” Numbers 24:23-25.

Balaam’s references to Chittim, Assur, and Eber wouldn’t have been called a “parable” unless they are spiritual names that stand for other nations.

Combining the preceding two concepts together (contingent fulfilment and spiritual types) is useful to understand the present application of Old Testament prophecies.

Every Old Testament prophetic item that was to accompany the literal rule and reign of Jesus Christ as King of the Jews had a meaning that was contingent to the 1st advent.

These initial meanings would have become the final meanings had the Jews accepted Christ in 30 AD. Since the Jews did not accept Christ at his 1st advent, all Bible prophecy regarding the appearance of the literal Kingdom of Heaven switched to take on 2nd advent meanings.

All initial fulfilments (if applicable) can serve as spiritual types for ultimate fulfilments associated with the 2nd advent.

Thus as John the Baptist was a contingent fulfilment of the coming of Elijah, even so John’s life becomes a spiritual type for what will happen to Elijah during the tribulation, including martyrdom (cf., Mark 6:25 and Rev. 11:7-11).

Likewise any historic nations provisionally identified in Old Testament prophecy for 1st advent fulfilment may become spiritual precursors for ultimate 2nd advent fulfilment by modern nations.


The Scofield Bible’s section headings for Daniel chapter 7 interpret the lion as Nebuchadnezzar, the bear as Media-Persia, the leopard as Greece, and the dreadful beast as the Roman Empire. Scofield’s cross-references indicate that he assumed the animals were mentioned in the same manner as the metals in chapter 2 verses 37 to 43. Most dispensational bible commentators agree with this interpretation, but it is incorrect.

The vision in chapter 2 is that of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a great image with a head of gold, breast-arms of silver, thighs of brass, legs of iron, and feet of iron and clay. Daniel interpreted the dream for Nebuchadnezzar as follows:

“And after thee [Babylon] shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee [Persia], and another third kingdom of brass [Greece], which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom [Rome] shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.” Daniel 2:39-40 [Historic fulfilment in brackets].

Notice that the statue begins with the Babylonian dynasty as the head of gold, but then mentions kingdoms that “shall arise” after – thus silver is beginning with the next world kingdom of Persia.

Switching to Daniel’s vision in chapter 7, it also occurred during the Kingdom of Babylon as it states in verse 1, “… the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon…” The angel tells Daniel in verse 17 that the interpretation applies only to future kingdoms: “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.” (7:17).

The expression “shall arise” in 2:39 and 7:17 both introduce the future kingdoms that arise after Babylon, therefore it is obvious that the first beast in chapter 7 cannot be Babylon – it must correspond instead with the silver kingdom that would arise after Babylon, namely Persia.

In the chapter 2 vision, the fourth kingdom has two stages – the first stage is iron legs, and the second stage is of 10 toes mingled with clay: “And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.” Daniel 2:42. This final stage is the last world-government that will form. Therefore although the iron is just the “fourth kingdom” in the chapter 2 vision – it counts as two for the purpose of the chapter 7 vision.

The proper way to align the two visions is as follows:

Chapter 2: Great Metal Statue

Chapter 7: Parade of Beasts


Not applicable







Iron + Clay


Had the Jews accepted Jesus as their Messiah in 30 AD, the last kingdom of the final “dreadful beast” would have formed, the antichrist arisen, and subsequently thereafter the kingdoms of this world would have been defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ.

This obviously did not occur – and the visions were postponed and their 2nd advent significance changed.

The First Advent interpretation of chapters 2 and 7 therefore assigns to its four animals the same meanings as the metals in chapter 2, as follows:

Daniel ch. 2
Metal Statue

Daniel ch. 7
4 Beasts

1st Advent National

1st Advent “Antichrist”

Head of Gold

Not applicable


Not applicable

Chest-Arms of Silver



Cyrus the Great

Thighs of Brass



Alexander the Great

Legs of Iron



Caesar Augustus

Toes of Iron & Clay

Dreadful beast

Did not occur

Did not occur
(Nero? Judas?)

[If the 1st Advent had become final, then Cyrus, Alexander, and Augustus would have fulfilled the roles of the first 3 “antichrists” – and a fourth leader, who was never introduced, would have had to play the role of the final antichrist.]

The legs of iron in the statue of Daniel chapter 2 stand for the Roman Empire. Although it has waned for 2,000 years, the 2nd advent fulfilment of these prophecies must involve modern nations with a heritage in Roman Empire.

Persia, Greece, and Rome (Lion, Bear, and Leopard) stand spiritually for three world superpowers that will unite to form the dreadful beast of final world government.

The four horsemen of the apocalypse demonstrate that the four antichrists will arise in quick succession during the tribulation. This differs considerable from the long period of time over which the 1st advent fulfilments of antichrists occurred. Whereas Persia, Greece, and Rome arose as great powers in succession over many hundreds of years, the 2nd advent timeline is obviously not going to be that long.

Thus the details of the Revelation prophecy could not have been disclosed prior to the 1st Advent because it would have been too specific to have had double application. Once the 1st Advent opportunity had past, then the prophecies in Revelation were ripe to be unveiled.


In Daniel 7:2 the four winds contended over “the great sea” – which was 1st fulfilled in the Aegean Sea over which Persia, Greece, and Rome fought battles and transported armies while contending for supremacy. Although the cross-reference of Daniel 7:2 is the sea in Revelation 13:1, the 2nd advent identification of this “sea” need not be literally the same.

The “great sea” now probably means the Arctic Ocean since the appropriate symbolic place for presiding over the planet is from its literal top spot. It is also where the “four winds of heaven” literally meet together. Also, it is the only sea covered entirely with a sheet of ice, and thus it is the best one to imitate the glassy sea under God’s throne (Revelation 15:2).

The nations surrounding the Arctic Sea are Russia, Canada, Greenland, Norway, and the United States. Canada is a part of the United Kingdom, and Greenland belongs to Denmark, an EU State. A straight line from Jerusalem North runs into Moscow. That same line, after it passes the Pole, goes South to Alaska, USA. This identifies a “King of the North” and a “King of the South” more directly, and with more certainty, than by any other scheme of interpretation.

The information we have on who the four antichrists will be:





Spiritual Type





the Great





Alexander the Great





Caesar Augustus



Iron/ Clay


Rome+ x?

Same chart continued:




Is a…



King Solomon,
Kings Darius/Cyrus,
King Hiram (Tyre)

Royal King



Og the Giant,
Rabshakeh the Assyrian, Sisera the Captain.

Man’s man
(Military General)




(Public Servant)



Micah’s Priest,
Pharaoh’s magicians.

High Priest


When all the prophecy details are “rightly divided” and considered together (chart above), it presents an amazingly detailed summary. It would be ridiculous to allege that these are vague predictions with obtuse generalities that they could be made to apply to any world-situation or combination of countries.

Rather, each of the four future antichrists and their kingdoms has a very narrow set of requirements that it must fulfil. The specificity is such that when then they come to pass, it will be undeniable that the Bible was writing history in advance.


Recall that the four beasts stand for both kingdoms and for kings. Beginning with the kingdom application, let’s review how well some likely national candidates meet the Biblical requirements for the four kingdoms of the four antichrists.

In addition to the details above (see chart), all four of them must be deeply involved in Mid-East politics dividing the land of Israel (Zechariah 1:19); and all must border a common “sea” (Daniel 7:2; Rev. 13:1).

  1. Is England the First Kingdom?

Beast #1 must be a prominent monarchy identified with the lion and associated with the colour white. It must have spiritual parallels with ancient Persia and with the metal Silver.

England as Beast No. 1: England is famously known by its mascot the British Lion, which was also an important symbol for ancient Persia. Historically and poetically England is known as “Albion” – meaning white – which is also the colour of its fair-skinned and rosy people. Like Persia under Darius, it was the British who opened Palestine for the return of the Jews (after WW1). The English royal family has enormous prestige and its monarch is the head over a vast world commonwealth with over a billion people; this includes Canada, which borders the Arctic Ocean. English people, like Persians, are known for their etiquette and cultural refinement – and silverware. The British royal family claims descent from King David and its Freemasons are thought to be keen to rebuild the Temple. The United Kingdom is a principal member of the “Mid-East Quartet” that is set to divide up the land of Israel.

[Mythology: The 13th day of each Persian month is named after its mythological god Tishtrya, bringer of rain and fertility, who became a pure white horse to battle against the demon of drought, and succeeded when the chief god, Creator Ahura Mazda, deigned to make offering to the lesser deity.]
2. Is Russia the Second Kingdom?

Beast #2 must be a major Military power identified with the Bear, and associated with the colour Red. It must have spiritual parallels with ancient Greece and with the metal Brass.

the beasts lion bear leopard daniel antichrists NWORussia as the Second Beast: The nation’s famous mascot is the Russian Bear – and it is the nation with the most territory in the Arctic (“bear”) region. Despite the alleged collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia remains a major military superpower. Red was symbolic for communism, and during that era the Soviets were known as the “Reds” – and they remain in a close military alliance with the Red Chinese; the Russian word “krasni” means both “red” and “beautiful” – a play on words that has made the colour red an important part of Russian folk culture (eg., “Red Square” is also “Beautiful Square”). Russia’s Cyrillic Alphabet evolved from Greek letters – and both are famously difficult to read. Russians have the Greek Orthodox religion. St. Petersburg’s famous “Bronze Horseman” monument was erected by Empress Catharine the Great to depict her ancestor Peter the Great – and the poem about it by Pushkin (1833) is considered one of the most significant works of Russian literature (Johnson’s dictionary defines “bronze” as “brass”). For centuries Russian history has been drenched in blood with millions sacrificed to maintain the supremacy of the state over the individual – a mentality not unlike the Greek city-state of Sparta. Russia had a very large Jewish population (now emigrated); Moscow is due North of Jerusalem; and the country is one member in the international “Quartet” that is dividing up the land of Israel.

[The Greek god of war was “Ares” (Mars)- identified with the Red planet. Ares’ chariot was pulled by 4 fiery horses – the first named “Aithon” (Red-fire). ]

The militaristic war-like culture of Russia:

Let noble anger of the soul
Get boiled as a wave.
The people’s war
The holy war”
“WE WILL DESTROY any part of the planet within 15 minutes. … Whole continents will be put to sleep forever. And that’s all.”
“Arise, Russia, from your prison of slavery, Victory’s spirit is called: time to do battle! Rise your battle flags, For Truth, Beauty, and Good.”

3. Is the United States the Third Kingdom?

Beast #3 must be an immense political and financial powerhouse associated with the colour black and with the leopard. It must have spiritual parallels to ancient Rome and to Iron.

Black Horse Antichrist: Mystery Babylon

Black Horse Antichrist: Mystery Babylon

United States as the third Beast? The United States is the world’s undisputed political and financial superpower, a unique historical accomplishment among nations with a large Black population (about 13%). The historic development of the United States’ national wealth can be described in its great Iron accomplishments (tractors, factories, skyscrapers, automobiles, military equipment). It is strong like Iron, the USA overpowers all rivals, particularly its unique “pop” culture that has been greatly influenced by its Black population, the descendants of emancipated slaves. Like ancient Rome, the USA is composed of many nationalities by conquest and immigration – cobbled together into a political union. Also, in Alaska the USA borders the Arctic Sea.

The USA has the world’s largest Jewish population; and it is one-fourth of the Mid-East Quartet dividing up the land of Israel.

Missing element: Where is the Leopard?!?

Discussion: The United States is not identified nationally as “the leopard” – but neither is any other major nation. Some German states use the panther as a mascot – but that is a different animal because it is completely black. A leopard is yellow and white with black spots: “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?” Jeremiah 13:23. Interestingly, that verse compares leopard-spots to black people.

The USA is a very convincing candidate for all elements of the third beast, except the leopard. Is the leopard a symbolic representation for the USA, rather than a mascot? (i.e., the Leopard is a small lion with spots, as the USA descends from England, but with the addition of a black population). Or could the nation’s choice of black leaders like Obama – or perhaps an unforeseen future news event – suddenly transform the Leopard into the de facto mascot for the USA?

Or perhaps because the Leopard in the vision in Daniel 7 has four heads – it is a spotted-cat mascot that will be chosen for a future four nation federation of USA, Mexico, Cuba, and Canada?

Previously mentioned was an unambiguous method for identifying the King of the South: The line from Jerusalem to Moscow marks Russia as King of the North, and the same line crosses Southward over the North Pole, into Alaska – marking the USA as “King of the South”. Daniel 11:5 says the King of the South will have “dominion” – “And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.” Of the four beasts, of the Leopard alone is it said, “and dominion was given to it.” Daniel 7:6. (cf. Gen. 27:40). This concept of “dominion” apparently matches the Leopard with the King of the South – meaning that both stand for the United States. Certainly the USA has a very great dominion, with a near unipolar political domination over the world.
4. Is the Vatican the Fourth Beast?

Beast # 4 is the world government union (beasts 1,2, and 3); it spiritually is both Rome (“iron”) and many other nations (“clay”); it acts as high priest to the nations.

UN quartet many antichrists 666 mark of the beastThe Vatican as the Fourth Beast? The Protestant Reformers all indicated that the Pope, the High Priest of Roman Catholicism, would be the antichrist, as extensively documented. The pope’s political “Holy See” is positioning itself for a cat-bird seat in the presently coalescing New World Order – particularly as an “observer” in the United Nations – and by concordats (treaties) with the world’s nations. The religion fancies its ruling style like an, “iron fist in a velvet glove” (Iron and clay).

Likely the 4th Beast is the United Nations – headed up by the Vatican.

The 4 Kings of the 4 Kingdoms.

If our identification of the 4 kingdoms is correct, then the 4 antichrists then will be the rulers over these 4 kingdoms:

  1. King of England (more info see here);
  2. Russian Military Leader (“Gog”);
  3. US President;
  4. Head of the United Nations & Pope.

There are many scriptural reasons why there must be 4 antichrists, you can read a summary of them here: 4 antichrists summary (pdf)

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