I believe that the idea of a Revived Roman Empire being Antichrist’s power base, is based on two verses. No. 1. is Dan 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
We know that the armies of the Roman Emperor Titus, destroyed the Temple, however, Titus was an Emperor, Titus was not a Prince. A prince is someone who has no kingdom, that certainly did not apply to Titus. The prince that is to come is Satan, as Jesus Himself intimated in John 14:30 “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” The prince of the power of the air, the prince of this World, is Satan. I believe it is clearly Satan who is in view in Dan 9:26, and it was certainly Satan’s people who destroyed the Temple, worshippers of false Gods and idols all of them, a few from Rome but the majority were Arabs, Syrian and Assyrian soldiers, all of them Satan’s people.
No. 2 is Rev 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. Many say this is Rome, because Rome is built on seven hills. Please Note that the Bible says seven MOUNTAINS (Oros) in the Greek, not seven hills (Bounos) in Greek. Mountains in Scripture often refer to Empires, and the Ancient Greek Empire was the main one of the seven Empires. The Greek Empire encompassed almost all of the other empires, Assyrian, Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, and later in history, the Roman Empire, (Eastern leg only) and the Ottoman Empire.
After the rapture, hundreds of millions of pretend Christians who currently deny so much of God’s word and who walk in the ways of the world, will turn to Christ, and millions and millions of them will be beheaded for their faith. Rev 7:9 – 14. Beheading is the favoured method of killing by Islam. The rest, all non Christian, all unbelievers, from Islam-ism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Animism, Atheism, idol worshippers, spirit worshippers etc. etc. will all worship Antichrist, all who do not confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God the Father. The Harlot of Revelation 17 will be made up of all these unbelievers, from all around the globe. Let us make sure we are not among those who get left behind. Luke 12:40 You must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.”