The Antichrist will be Satan’s counterfeit messiah. Jesus warned in Matthew 24:24 that at the end of the age, in the last days a growing number of false religious leaders would arise. He called them “false christs and false prophets” who would be extremely deceptive, so clever that that many (millions) would be deceived. When the world is desperate for a new leader, Satan’s counterfeit messiah–the Antichrist–will be brought before the world. Scripture is clear that all but three nations (Daniel 7:24) will eagerly choose to follow this false messiah rather than the true God of the Bible.