II Corinthians 11:14-14 - "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
There is great confusion in our world today concerning the Antichrist. Many evangelical preachers add to that confusion by trying to describe Antichrist without Biblical knowledge to document their imagination. You can even find on the world wide web where an idiot has tried to prove George Bush is the Antichrist.
The scripture above is Biblical proof that Satan is the evil Antichrist that will rise to power during the greatly feared tribulation. He will have supernatural power to do miraculous things as is clearly described in your Bible, and that will cause many to actually believe he is God.
Most Bible scholars are in full agreement that the tribulation will be seen in the latter days, and it will force desperate economic, military, and political disasters upon the entire world. This will give a perfect setting for the Antichrist to come to power with a brilliant seven-year plan for world peace that will solve the economic instability and offer world wide religious freedom.
The Bible shows that his power base includes the leading nations of Europe, whose leaders will give him their financial strength and support. The great prophet, Ezekiel, saw all this and describes the beast (Satan) as a ruler of Magog, which Biblically describes Russia and is directly north of Israel as the Bible also points out.
Your Bible shows a lot about the Antichrist. Daniel wrote that he would have no desire for women; he will be a homosexual, but our world is already accepting homosexuals and that will not hinder Antichrist.
But to save space for this comment, we need to consider the seven-year peace pact the Antichrist will promote. Quite a bit can be found in the Bible about it.
It will actually appear as a covenant where Jerusalem will become an international city in which all world religions will have equal rights. The Jews will be permitted to rebuild their Temple and revive all their old customs of ritual worship.
In all this, the Antichrist will have complete rule. He will be a military genius. There will be several major wars in his seven-year reign and he will win them all. Don't forget - he will have supernatural powers to do miracles and during the first three and one-half years of his reign, the entire world will probably think Antichrist is wonderful.
But after that half of his reign, he will prove to be the beast of the Bible and Satan himself. He will enter the Temple of God and declare that he is God. He will allow no worship of any god but himself, and will impose his mark of the infamous 666, where no one can buy or sell without it being seen on their forehead and in their right hand.
No one can buy anything to eat without that mark. It will cause death by starvation for millions and misery worldwide. He will then break the covenant he promoted and invade Israel from the north, as shown in your Bible.
If you are reading this, don't set it aside. Search to find it in your Bible. It is all there and it is going to happen, believe it or you will be confused and unprepared. Space only allows a few high spots herein; a Biblical search will make it very clear.