Does the antichrist know he's the antichrist?

In Revelation 1:13-26, it says, "...LIKE the Son of Man" (emphasis mine), does the antichrist know he's the antichrist? Here, it says "LIKE" the Son of Man. 

Revelation 1:13 - 16

ESV - 13 And in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
John (the writer of Revelation) had been one of Jesus' twelve apostles, who had heard Jesus (during His earthly life) refer to Himself as "the Son of Man" on multiple occasions (emphasizing the fact that, while He was truly God, He was also -- by virtue of His human birth -- truly human).

I would say that the reason that John (in the vision recorded in Revelation) referred to the Being that He saw as "LIKE the Son of Man" did not mean that that Being was not Jesus, but was referring to the fact that Jesus as John saw Him in his vision was now glorified with a majesty far beyond His earthly appearance.

More specifically, John's comment was not saying in ANY way that the Being whom he saw in his vision was not Jesus, but the antichrist.

Furthermore, the antichrist prophesied in connection with the end times (when he comes) will be fully aware of who he is, and what his purpose is -- that is, to deceive humanity, even (if possible) including Christ's followers (Matthew 24:24)).

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