3 And [kai] I saw [eido] one [mia] of his [autos] heads [kephale] as it were [hos] wounded [sphazo] to [eis] death; [thanatos] and [kai] his [autos] deadly [thanatos] wound [plege] was healed: [therapeuo] and [kai] all [holos] the world [ge] wondered [thaumazo][thaumazo] after [opiso][en] the beast. [therion] KJV-Interlinear
3 And 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; NASB
One of the tools that Satan
uses in order to gain the adoration and following of the public, is through
deception and false signs, 2 Thess. 2:9.
This will be his most
important, yet false sign in all of history.
Only God can resurrect, Satan
At some point in the
Tribulation, in order to reinforce the reputation of the anti-christ, there
will be some sort of event that will seem to take the anti-christs life, Rev.
Only God can resurrect.
Therefore, the impression that will be made, that the anti-christ has somehow
defeated death, will be completely and thoroughly false and staged. But a naïve
public, will see it as some sort of supernatural power, and the worship of the
anti-christ will escalate.
The Bible defines only
four resurrections – first Christ, then next the Church at the Rapture, then the
Old Testament believers at the Second Advent, and finally all believers remaining
at the end of the Millennium. There is no record of any single individual being
resurrected, ever, except Christ.
resurrection will be false and designed to deceive everyone.
Such is the nature of Satan
and evil. They are not capable of dealing in truth, in anything.
The timing of this
accident or whatever it is, is speculative at best, for us. However, one might
presume that it will occur early in the Tribulation as the anti-christ is
solidifying his power and authority. Perhaps when he is initially taking
control of the three nations that will defy him.
In any case, the world
will be in awe of him after this seemingly obvious miracle, and the world will
follow him, at least initially.
People who lack
doctrine, lack the ability to distinguish the truth from the false, and are
thus easily deceived.