The Identity of the Antichrist’s Kingdom: Arrive at the Conclusion Scripture Is Leading Us To


The Bible says that no less than eight powerful world kingdoms will rule throughout this present earth’s existence. These are the Biblical world kingdoms. Six of these kingdoms are named within the pages of Scripture. The last two can be identified by studying history through the lens of Prophecy.

There is great controversy concerning the identity of the final kingdom. As I’ve stated elsewhere, I fear that the Church as a whole is quite largely unaware of the true nature of the beast because we are busy searching for signs of the final beast kingdom in areas of the world the Bible doesn’t lead us to while it is sneaking up on us from the very area the Bible always said it was. I’ve designed this article as a simple way to encourage you to discover for yourself the identity of the 8th and final kingdom, the kingdom of the Antichrist.

Where do we get the number of kingdoms? Are you familiar with the passages about the seven-headed, ten-horned beast that Christ showed to the Apostle John in the Book of Revelation? It tells us the total number of world kingdoms. Let’s go there now:

And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns.

[Revelation 17:3 NASB]

“Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. “The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction.

[Revelation 17:9-11 NASB]

The seven heads are seven mountains and seven kings. They are also seven kingdoms because you can’t be a king without one. But wait a minute! How can we have a total of eight kingdoms when the beast only has seven heads? Well, Scripture says that after the revival of the 7th kingdom1, the Antichrist will “subdue” three of it’s kings (3 of the 10 horns) and then step up to rule the 7th kingdom making it his own – an 8th kingdom.2,3 He’s the 8th king in the passage above.

The question I want you to answer is what is the 7th kingdom? If you identify the 7th, you’ll know the 8th. So, here we go!

Naming kingdoms. Thankfully, Scripture gives us the first 5 world kingdoms from Genesis and Daniel. They are as follows:

  1. Egypt
  2. Assyria
  3. Babylon
  4. Medo-Persia
  5. Greece

Each of these kingdoms directly overtook the last with the exception of the 1st (Egypt) and each physically occupied Israel and ruled the Jewish people.

The Apostle John identifies the 6th world kingdom in the above passage when he writes “…and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is…”. The kingdom that “is” at the time of John’s writing was Rome. Let’s add it to the list:

  1. Egypt
  2. Assyria
  3. Babylon
  4. Medo-Persia
  5. Greece
  6. Rome

Rome directly overtook Greece and also physically occupied Israel and ruled the Jewish people.

Now, here are some questions for you to consider that will help you to identify the 7th world kingdom and, as a result, determine the geographic location where the Antichrist’s kingdom will be established since it arises from the 7th:

  • If the Bible says the 7th world kingdom is the one that will be revived, which kingdoms can we remove from the above list as potential revived kingdoms?
  • If the Bible says the Antichrist’s kingdom will arise out of the 7th kingdom and Rome was the 6th, can Rome be the revived kingdom?

  • What popular, modern-day candidates commonly identified as the revived kingdom of the Antichrist are not on the list of Biblical world kingdoms?
  • What do you think that means?

  • What region of the world did all of these kingdoms rule?
  • If the Antichrist’s kingdom arises from the 7th, where would we expect it to rule?
  • What popular, modern-day candidates commonly identified as the revived kingdom of the Antichrist can we rule out because of this fact?

  • We learned above that each of the world kingdoms physically occupied what nation and ruled over what people-group? Why is this relevant? What does this mean about the 7th kingdom?
  • What popular, modern-day candidates commonly identified as the revived kingdom of the Antichrist can we rule out because of this fact?

  • We learned above that each of these kingdoms, with the exception of the 1st (Egypt), directly overtook the one before it. Why is this relevant in identifying the 7th kingdom?
  • What popular, modern-day candidates commonly identified as the revived kingdom of the Antichrist can we rule out because of this fact?

  • Can you identify the 7th world kingdom?

I’m not going to give you the answer… yet. I want to encourage you to do a bit of historical research and arrive at the conclusion that Scripture is already leading us to. This is what “through the lens of Prophecy” means. And, as you might know by now, my repetition of a certain question is quite on purpose.

Scripture References:

1 Revelation 13:3 NASB 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;

2 Daniel 7:7-8 NASB After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different than all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. [8] While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.

3 Daniel 7:23-24 NASB “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it. [24] ‘As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings.

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9 comments

  1. let the whole world know about the antichrist, so we can resist it activities,in JESUS NAME-AMEN.

  2. boko haram islamic sect and the nigerian politician who stole and divert our money are some of the antichrist. They work against the government and the people of God in Nigeria. I pray let God arise and distroy His enemies. Amen.

  3. The 7th Kingdom has come and been – It was the Islamic Empire. You may argue for different Islamic Empires, but the Abbassids controlled an Area which correlates with that of the Seleucid Empire. The Seleucid Ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes was the first AntiChrist when he set up the first Abomination – a statue of Zeus in the Temple. I don’t believe the 8th Kingdom will exactly equate to any of the previous kingdoms, but will cover a similar geography.
    The 8th Kingdom is basically the 7th Revived with a key point which is its weakness, it will be multi-ethnic in leadership. The previous empires were all mono-ethnic in leadership.
    Egyptians, Babylonians, Medeo-Persians (You could claim this as not strictly mono-ethnic – but I think it was mono-cultural), Greeks, Romans and Arabs were the peoples of the seven kingdoms.
    This could well happen through an initial Federation similar to the EU, but as an attempt to bring peace in Iraq and Syria to end the various feuding between Sunni and Shia. This Federation would extend from Afghanistan and possibly Pakistan and Tajikistan in the East to Turkey in the West. But probably not incorporating Saudi or North African Nations directly, though they will be connected in a wider sense. I am not sure if Egypt, Libya, Tunisia or Algeria will be part of this 8th kingdom, as they were never part of the Seleucid Empire, but were at least in part under Caliphate control.
    I see this 8th Kingdom as comprising 10 nations, 3 which will unite into one.
    So a big question is which are the 10?
    Looking at scripture I would note Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Lebanon, Kuwait and Kurdistan (which doesn’t exist at the moment, but may come into being and so help unite Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran which all have populations of Kurds.
    As I think the Antichrist will be an Arab, due to clues in history about Auxilliaries of the Roman armies setting Jerusalem on fire in 70AD, three Arab nations will merge into one. Could be Iraq and Syria and Kuwait. Possibly the ruler of Kuwait stepping forward to help start the democratic process which leads to this peace and new Federation and so coming to rule all three.
    The headquarters for this kingdom will be close to Baghdad in the city of Babylon to show it isn’t Iraq ruling the others.

    • good comment. i don’t think i disagree with anything you said.

      “This Federation would extend from Afghanistan and possibly Pakistan and Tajikistan in the East to Turkey in the West. But probably not incorporating Saudi or North African Nations directly, though they will be connected in a wider sense. I am not sure if Egypt, Libya, Tunisia or Algeria will be part of this 8th kingdom, as they were never part of the Seleucid Empire, but were at least in part under Caliphate control.”

      i don’t believe Egypt/Northern Africa will be a part of the coalition… at least at first, anyway… because in Daniel 11 it says:

      “At the end time the king of the South will collide with him, and the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, with horsemen and with many ships; and he will enter countries, overflow them and pass through. [Daniel 11:40 NASB]

      in chapter 11, Daniel names the king of the north as the Antichrist. the north kingdom is the Seleucid Empire you mentioned. the king of the south… the south kingdom… is the Ptolemaic Empire that warred with the Seleucid Empire – Egypt and those North African nations.

      the Antichrist will defeat them. if we take this south Kingdom to be Egypt, Libya and Sudan (even though the Bible says Ethiopia, it has moved geographically since that time), then we have 3 nations that are defeated. interesting.

      • Very good. You are onto it people. Daniel 11 clearly shows king of north & south. I will be checking out your website more today. Great stuff. Rev 17 rules out Rome. I believe that Islam is the 7th kingdom which will morph directly into antichrists 8th kingdom during the tribulation. The 10 kings will be from these Islamic nations. God bless. Colin.

  4. Jon, did you know that a very reknowned Jewish writer of the 1100’s A.D. era shared the same view of the four kingdoms of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue that you do? Here is a link:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=276rThr3q-4C&pg=PA101&lpg=PA101&dq=Ibn+Ezra's+view+of+Nebuchadnezzar's+statue,+Daniel+2&source=bl&ots=EEQbOwptC3&sig=yRAJD2L-e-JdkU2MgDREbs0C9_A&hl=en&sa=X&ei=G0SmUq2JAeu-sQTdi4LABQ&ved=0CE8Q6AEwCg#v=onepage&q=Ibn%20Ezra's%20view%20of%20Nebuchadnezzar's%20statue%2C%20Daniel%202&f=false

    This link is from a book by Esperanza Alfonso, “Islamic Culture Through Jewish Eyes — Al-Andalus from the Tenth to Twelfth Century” (published by Routledge, 2008). The above link tells you thus:

    Abraham ibn ‘Ezra’ wrote two commentaries on Daniel in the 1100s.

    “In both his commentaries he identified the four empires that would subdue Israel with Babylonia, Persia (including Media), Greece (including Kittim, that is, Rome….), and Ishmael.”

    Here I note that his subsuming of Rome into Greece may differ from your view — not sure. But continuing with Alfonso:

    “The fourth empire Ishmael, corresponded in his view to the iron part of the statue Nebuchadnezzar saw in a dream (Daniel 2:31)…and to the fourth beast with iron teeth and ten horns among which a little horn would sprout up….The beast’s horns in Ibn ‘Ezra’ ‘s reading, stand for ten kingdoms that coexist with the Islamic empire and that share one Law….The ‘little horn that will sprout up’ would come from the East, join the Law of the former kingdoms and destroy all former empires…. Unlike the three preceding beasts, this fourth is to be consumed by fire and utterly destroyed….The Messiah, in Ibn ‘Ezra’ ‘s view, would emerge out of the war with this fourth kingdom.”

    Apparently, according to Alfonso, Ibn ‘Ezra’ identified the ten horns/kingdoms as various doctrinal isms/groups within Ishmael’s empire.

    I find it full of wonder, that, over a thousand years ago, people were writing about the prophet Daniel, and that, without seeing
    the global take-over of Islam, they could yet hold great insights into Daniel’s prophecies.
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    P.S. — I wrote most of the above prior to sending you this, but when I went to retrieve the link, I lost the page in P2ALM where I was writing. I hope you don’t wind up with two similar discourses. (Please, will you remove this P.S. and the first attempt at comment, if it shows up? Thanks!)

  5. Already God gave the answer in Rev 2:12 & 13 Pergamos..its the seat where satan dwellest…So pergamos in Turkey..no doubt the last kingdom is Turkey….

    Daniel Roy

  6. that is goood we want to know whether this link with Obama’s car the beast or his healthcare policies

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