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Does Satan Inhabit the Antichrist?
Dr. Allen Barber
May 2007


Most Bible commentators who write and teach about the tribulation, only speak of the Antichrist or the False Prophet and give little attention to Satan, but the Bible tells us that at the mid-point, Satan is cast out of heaven along with his angels, and comes down to earth having great wrath (Revelation 12:9, 12).  From that time, Satan will be restricted to earth. By the way, Satan has his own body and does not need the body of the Antichrist contrary to what some teach:

I Corinthians 15: 39-40

39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.  40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another”.

Note: Judas was called the Son of Perdition and only one other person is called that - the Antichrist. Satan used Judas who was demon possessed, but Satan did not invade or use Judas's body. Satan has his own body but will use the Antichrist via demonic possession.  

Angels have bodies (celestial), including the angels who fell with Satan with one exception - Demons.  Demons do not have bodies and seek to possess human bodies, animals, and material objects. They lost their celestial bodies when they committed an unnatural act described in Genesis 6 and God judged them and placed them in tartarus - not hell, but a special holding place until the judgment when they will be cast into the Lake of Fire. The point is that Satan inhabits the human spirit of the Antichrist via a power demon or an ancestral demon and controls him through it. Someone today who is demon-possessed means demons have taken over the human spirit of their victim (the human spirit of fallen man is his sin nature).