Apollyon battling Christian in John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. {1}

¶ The ominous Antichrist figure is often depicted in books and movies as a Messiah-like figure, usually tied to the Jewish people and the land of Israel. That description however belongs to the Second Beast of Revelation 13, the False Prophet.

A careful examination of the relevant biblical text regarding the Beast uncover a different version of the Antichrist; because he is more accurately portrayed in Scripture as a Warrior-King, an all-consuming conqueror of the earth and the souls of men.

In Revelation chapter six he is depicted as the rider on a white horse. As he exits the Abyss he leads an overwhelming force of demonic locusts charged with the task of tormenting the people of earth who do not have the seal of God (Rev.9:4). In this picture of the Antichrist Beast we see the epitome of evil as he rides forth from the Abyss as a victorious king going “forth conquering, and to conquer” (Rev. 6:2).

No longer is he a prisoner in the cage of the Abyss. He resumes his position as a king, the King of Babylon the Great, a position that he once held during the days of Noah before the flood (I address this in my book Alien Antichrist, pages 132-142).

The Apostle Paul warned us that he is “the man of sin, the son of perdition (2 Thess. 2:3); the English word perdition is the Greek word apōleia; it is an active word meaning “a destroying, utter destruction” {2} which accurately describes his name and character (Apollyon, Destroyer/Abbadon, Destruction), and his work as he rides forth to inflict chaos and destruction on the earth.

Jesus, Daniel, and Paul all warned us to watch for “the Abomination of Desolation” (Matt.24:15; Dan. 11:31; 2 Thess.2:3,4). In Daniel the Abomination refers to the acts of the pagan king Antiochus Epiphanes who desecrated the Jerusalem Temple in 168 BC. He installed an idol of Jupiter Olympus and sacrificed a pig on the Great Altar before the Temple. After the sacrifice he ordered his men to spread the broth of the swine throughout the Temple. {3}


Jupiter Olympus was also known as Zeus the father of Apollo. He was the chief deity of the Greeks and later of the Romans as Jupiter. He was the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology.

It is interesting to note at this point that Satan is also known as the archon or prince of the air (also identified with Baal and Haddad, gods of thunder and storms), and as  Ba‘al Zəbûb the Philistine “lord of the flies” or the lord of those who flit from one place to another.

Jesus warned the Jews and anyone else living in Jerusalem that “when ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand); Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains (Matt.25:15,16).

In other words, run as fast as you can to escape what is about to take place!

His point was that when the Abomination of Desolation happens, that one act will be  a sign that the Great Tribulation has begun.

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be (Matt. 24:21).

Daniel called the Beast a King of Fierce Countenance (8:23) which describes the presence of his person. This describes him as “hard of face”  {4} meaning that he will be stern or severe and full of arrogance and pride. {5}
Daniel says that he will be a war king invading many lands including Israel and the city of Jerusalem (Dan 11:41, 42). In fact, in Daniel 11 from verse 36 on, the narrative is all about war; the Antichrist, the King of Fierce Countenance will be the instigator of it all.

Indeed, even Jesus said of this time that if not for his personal intervention, “there shall no flesh be saved” (Matt. 24:22). War will consume humanity so much that it will be impossible to compare it with any other time in the history of the world; in fact, during this period of time over 2 billion people will die (see Revelation 9:15,18).

Christians and Jews will be marked for persecution and execution. Daniel says that the Little Horn (the Antichrist Beast) will “war with the saints, and prevail against them” (Dan.7:21). Daniel also says the Beast “shall destroy the mighty and the holy people” “and by peace shall destroy many (Dan. 8:24,25).
The Apostle John says that the Beast will kill the Two Witnesses (Rev.11:7), “and it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” (Rev.13:7).
In fact, one theme that runs through the Revelation is that Christians will be consumed by the Beast.
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held (Rev.6:9-11).
It is interesting to note that these saints are told to rest; because they will be joined in a short while by other brethren  who will be killed by the Beast just as they were  (Rev.6:11).
The Great Whore of Babylon (representing the spiritual elements of Beast worship) has a golden cup in her hand filled with the blood of the martyrs of the church.
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration (Rev.17:6).
The good news is that even when this is happening  the saints “overcame him (the Beast) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”  (Rev.12:11).
Finally the saints who died during the Great Tribulation are with Jesus in the Kingdom of the King; and the Great Physician dries their tears and heals the soul and body from all tribulation.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  Revelation 20:4

As you have seen, the biblical picture of the Beast is not of a Messiah-like figure. As I said before, that is reserved for the False Prophet. The Beast is a warrior, a Warrior-King, as revealed through this Bible study. We must get away from popular depictions of the Antichrist and return to biblical revelation.

Only then will the truth be revealed to us and that will prevent our being deceived.  One of the signs of the times is powerful deception. As Christians we have two things that will prevent deception in these days. We have the Holy Spirit who enlightens our mind to the Word and speaks the Will of God to our heart, and we have the Word itself, the Scriptures. Read the Bible for truth, for understanding, and to gain knowledge about God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and our future. Everything that we need to successfully navigate these trying days is to be found in the Bible.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16,17
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo



1.Apollyon (top) battling Christian in John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. 1850 Edition.

2. Strong’s G684 – apōleia;

3. Picture of Zeus/Jupiter, God of the sky, lightening, thunder.

4. The Pulpit Commentary, 1890, Daniel 8:23.

5. Albert Barnes, Dan. 8:23.



I knew this would happen. Now, hospital emergency rooms and personnel are scrambling to get the latest info about how to handle the deadly Ebola problem. Everyone claims they are prepared and then we find out that a Texas hospital turned away an active Ebola victim with only a  handful of antibiotics.

Cities, states scramble after Dallas’s Ebola missteps expose planning gaps–finance.html

Americans are in a panic, buying protective gear like there is no tomorrow.

Sales of gas masks, bio-hazard suits and foil blankets soar as ‘survivalists’ prepare for Ebola epidemic – and warn others to store water

That advice may be prudent if the Feds decide to quarantine certain areas.

Most Americans have lost their way though, instead of Gas masks and protective suits perhaps we should turn to God like the leadership of Liberia have done.

Liberia: Ebola A Plague From God Due To Sin

‘Seek forgiveness over the corruption and immoral acts such as homosexualism’
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We all need to be in prayer at this time, the world has only one hope:
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.  When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;  (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them. Deuteronomy 4:29-31
Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD! Isaiah 31:1
Stay in prayer, stay in the faith, trust in Jesus.
He is risen, he is risen indeed!
Jeff Wingo

About Jeffrey A. Wingo
Hello! I'm Jeff Wingo the author of the book, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days!

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