Isaiah 14:5-6. “The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.”
So many have tried to identify the Antichrist. So many have been wrong. We don’t know who this horrible person will be; we only know what he will be, and we know he will have authority over the entire world for a time. But when that time is over, He will be defeated.
A staff and a sceptre are symbols of power and authority. Antichrist will use his authority to persecute everyone, but especially Jews and Christians. When his time is over, however, he who was at first worshiped and held above God Himself will not be saved from his doom. Once his evil nature is fully revealed, no one at all, not even his closest associates, will try to defend him.
He will stand alone and hopeless before Almighty God.