Does The Antichrist Really Die And Come Back To Life
Let’s see what scripture has to say about this topic.
Revelation 13 is also known as “The Antichrist Chapter.”
Verse 3: “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”
The verse above is from the King James Version.
Let’s take a look at the specific wording in 5 other popular translations.
New American Standard Bible: NAS.
“I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast.”
New International Version: NIV.
“One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast.”
New Living Translation: NLT.
“I saw that one of the heads of the beast seemed wounded beyond recovery—but the fatal wound was healed! The whole world marveled at this miracle and gave allegiance to the beast.”
English Standard Version: ESV.
One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast.
New King James Version: KNJV.
“And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.
Three of the above passages mention, “fatal wound.” The last two transitions mention “mortal,” and mortally wounded.”
Fatal means; “causing death and mortally wounded means;” “in such a manner as to cause death, and, very intensely or seriously.”
This topic has been debated for decades from bible theologians, and pastors, teaches and the so-called bible scholars. Some believe that Satan can heal, others say no. While some believe that God allows Satan to heal and then resurrect the dead Antichrist just this one time to ensure further fulfillment of prophecy.
Did you notice in the six bible translations above that the word “resurrect” isn’t found.
And again, others believe that because the passage states: NAS version. “I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain.” Others believe that this healing has nothing to do with the Antichrist, but rather, a healing of the Roman Empire “one of his heads,” somehow refers to a Revived Roman Empire (which is not used in Scripture.) This scenario has a good degree of merit only in that this ten-horned beast is a prophetic picture of the Roman Empire (verses 19–24), but, as Daniel watches, a little horn rises from the beast, with “eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully” (verse 8). This final horn is the Antichrist, who will somehow be connected with the “revived” Roman Empire. Since the Roman Empire has been defunct since the fifth century, we may expect it to be “revived” in some way to fulfill the end-times prophecies.
I have an opinion about this Revived Roman Empire. Will the world actually see a Revived Roman Empire? Probably not, but the Antichrists government could have a few similarities, like only one ruler: Emperor with his image on currency .All business transactions went through the government. A Roman style of justice and worship.
Is it possible that Satan pulls off a “fake death and resurrection?”
Satan is known in the bible as: Adversary, father of lies, deceiver, etc. Satan is clever and has the means to deceive, cause discourse in our lives and nations and his sole purpose is to keep humanity away from God. It may sound like to the reader that I’m attempting to make a case for the “fake death and resurrection of the Antichrist scenario.” That isn’t the case here. Because Satan is a deceiver, a liar full of contempt for all created flesh. And…
It wouldn’t surprise me if he does pull off some kind of deception to fool the remaining population at the half-way point of the tribulation, because at this point what’s left of the world, minus any believers left alive, this kind of scenario is consistent with his personality, but it may not be the mechanism that he’ll use, we simply don’t know.
We, as bible students often get so caught up in seeking answers (in the prophetic context) that we don’t always take God’s word literally. If it’s in the bible then it’s meant to be understood since God said it we have to be content with His word. We also cannot ignore the fact that once this prophecy is fulfilled he will cause many to take his mark that will doom those who chose him over God. It’s the aftermath of the prophecy that is more important than to the how it will occur.
So, you may be asking. How does the Antichrist receive a wound?
At this point of the tribulation, the Antichrist, for the most part, has almost conquered what remains of the worlds governments, however, trouble is brewing for his kingdom.
Daniel 7:24 King James Version (KJV)
“And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.”
It’s very possible that these ten kings have already been a part of the Antichrists flimsy government prior to the fulfillment of the above passage. To clarify this we need to go back to Revelation 6, the breaking of the first seal.
“Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”
At this point he won’t use war to conquer, but rather, diplomacy and politics, which may cause at least ten nations to hand everything over to him on a platter. To better understand this we need to look at the second seal.
“When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.”
As we can see from the above passage, peace was taken from the earth, and he was given a great sword, in this context, the word “sword” more that implies instruments of war, armaments, and an arsenal, (a collection of weapons and military equipment stored by a country,” and not just guns and bullets, but soldiers as well. It’s a terrible reality that his main target to eliminate in the second seal are new believers, see Revelation 7. The only way for the Antichrist to have the ability to make war is that these ten nation will have had to give up their countries military assets in order to ensure the fulfillment of the second seal.
Daniel 7:24 mentions 10 kings shall arise, I feel the keyword in this passage is “arise,” when you consider the prior judgments that have already taken place and the condition of the world, it’s quiet possible that these ten kings are feed-up, (arise) with how the Antichrist is running the world and the terrible condition of the world that they retaliate against him.
It is during his second war that he receives a very serious wound. See Revelation 13-3. Since we’ve already debated this above, we’ll move along.
A short passage in Zechariah 11:17 sums up his wound, what’s interesting about this passage is that, although his would is healed, he will be left scarred.
“Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm be completely withered, his right eye totally blinded!”
He will be left with a withered right arm and blind in his right eye. Some believe that his wound will be caused by some kind of firearm, it’s possible, but again I take God’s word literally.
You may walk away from this article with even more questions than answers, don’t worry, many that study this topic are in the same boat, so my advise is to pray and study, then pray some more.
Knowledge is one thing, but as Christians, understanding and submitting to the authority are the truth that God’s word is greater. And remember what the Apostle John said about God’s word. John 1:1. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
And with that we should always be content.
If you aren’t a believer, you can avoid the terrible tribulation by calling on the Son of God, Jesus Christ to save you.
Written by Admin. 10/08/2018.