“A GRAIN OF WHEAT” MINISTRIES PUBLICATIONANTICHRIST by David W. Dyer
This book is an enlargement of a booklet first published by this author in 1980 entitled:
Concerning the Antichrist and His Soon Arising
“...in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a
man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.”(Dan 7:8)
David W. Dyer 2005
Unless otherwise indicated, all quotations are
from the New King James version of the Bible.
More copies available from:
“A Grain of Wheat” Ministries
P.O. Box 644
Leominster, MA 01453 U.S.A.
Many believers today confess that they
don’t understand Bible prophecy. At the same
time most also admit that they never read it.
This becomes a kind of vicious circle. We don’t
read it because we don’t understand it and we
don’t understand it because we don’t read it.
If we do not meditate on God’s word, it is
almost certain that He cannot reveal to us what
it means. If we do not familiarize ourselves with
the prophetic passages, it is virtually impossible
for God to enlighten us about them.
But there is a simple solution for this. When
we have our times of daily meditation in God’s
word, we should include the prophetic passages.
Although we may not understand them
very well, at least we will become familiar with
With the passage of time and the unfolding
of events, we will find that God begins to speak
to us about these passages as He does with the
other parts of the Bible. Soon, we will discover
that our understanding of them begins to be
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. THE PROPHECIES
PART I: THE RAM AND THE GOAT . . . 9
PART II: A HISTORICAL PROPHECY . . 16
PART III: THE FOUR BEASTS . . . . . 24
PART IV: NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S IMAGE . 41
2. THE ANTICHRIST . . . . . . . . . 47
3. “ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT” . . . 68
4. GOD’S TIMETABLE . . . . . . . . . 83
5. BABYLON . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
6. WAR ON THE SAINTS . . . . . . . 111
7. THE MARK OF THE BEAST . . . . . 125
8. PERSECUTION . . . . . . . . . . 141
9. IMPORTANT SIGNS . . . . . . . . 153
10. WORTHY TO ESCAPE . . . . . . . 162
In this book, we are going to be investigating
the persons and events which surround the
end of this age. Possibly many of the ideas presented
here may seem new or different from
what you have heard in the past. With this in
mind, this author would like to make one
request: Please do not simply react emotionally
to these things. Do not shut your spiritual eyes
and your mind.
Instead, search the scriptures for yourselves.
Read and reread the Bible passages.
Become familiar with them. There is no need to
take my word for anything. Weigh what is said
here for yourself. Open God’s word and open
your spirit to Him and allow Him to show you
whatever it is that you need to see.
As we approach the end of this age, it seems
logical that the Lord would be unveiling more
and more for us to understand. No doubt, as we
see the day approaching these things will
become clearer and clearer.
However, much prophetic revelation is
understood with complete clarity only after all
the events unfold or as they are unfolding. For
example, many of the prophecies concerning
the coming Messiah were understood only as
they were happening or even after His death.
Therefore, although we may be able to perceive
some of what will occur beforehand, no one will
ever have a complete understanding, in every
detail, of all future events.
Certainly God will show His servants many
things which are going to come to pass. However,
the full comprehension will inevitably
come only after the fact.
As in any discussion of the future, this
author will from time to time indulge in some
conjecture. It is almost inevitable that as we
read the prophetic scriptures, we try to imagine
how they might fit into our present world situation.
The result is that there is always some
degree of guesswork involved.
When what is being written is not certain or
when there is some degree of speculation being
expressed, I will indicate this by using words
such as “possibly,” “it could be,” “perhaps,” etc.
The reader must realize that when such words
are used, the author is making a kind of educated
guess about the future. Such speculation
should not be taken as fact.
I will make every attempt in this writing to
plainly state when the biblical record is quite
clear and when some degree of imagination is