The Antichrist will be empowered or energized by Satan. The Devil will put a battery in his back so to speak. This is not unusual we know the Devil has empowered magicians and sorcerers in the Bible. Aaron stood before Pharaoh. With Moses to free the children of Israel from the grips of Egypt. Aaron casts his rod down and it becomes a serpent. Pharaoh then calls for his sorcerers to do the same and it works. Aarons rod swallows up the sorcerer’s rod. The power of God has been imitated, but not reduplicated. This is what I believe the Antichrist is going to do, he is going to imitate God in power with signs and lying wonders.