Pamphlet 5052 KC Daniel 24-1
though, our people are not mentally nor spiritually prepared
to face the supernatural "entering in" of Satan and his angels
when they are cast out of heaven to this earth (Rev. 12:7-9).
One thing is more certain in life than death and taxes, and that is our Father's Word.
There shall be a time when the last grain of sand runs out of the final hour glass in this generation and we will see the appearance of the little horn, the false Messiah, the abomination of desolation, come stand in the holy place claiming to be God.
It is written and, as the angel told Daniel, it is true!
Sadly though, our people are not mentally nor spiritually prepared to face the supernatural "entering in" of Satan and his angels when they are cast out of heaven to this earth (Rev. 12:7-9).
As we read in our last study, the whole world will be mesmerized and overflown (swept away) with the false messiah's flood of lies and deceits and not only that, he will possess great credentials to multiply the deception with his ability to perform miracles in the sight of men, like commanding fire (lightning) to fall from heaven (Rev. 13:13) .
Many of us have grown up with the concept of Satan as an evil-appearing man running around in a little red suit carrying a three-pronged pitch fork, and thus we'd be able to spot this wicked one in a crowd anywhere.
But such is not the case for if you read of the beauty and charm and wisdom of this charismatic one in Ezekiel 28 you will then understand how it is the people of this world, including the majority of Christianity, will love him when he arrives.
That is because they will see him as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14), even as the Messiah, and not as a wicked evil one, i.e. Satan.
Furthermore, they will marvel when he heals the deadly wound to the New Word Order and ushers in world peace.
He will also fix everybody's bank account and grant more entitlements to the people of the world than any leader before him in the history of mankind.
And we have seen in type in this final generation that character and truth do not matter to many near as much as "It's the economy, stupid!"
We have also seen in type how that those who work deceitfully utterly despise those rascally men and women of God, those "bruisers" who are wise to their ways of deceit and flattery, and who expose their evil deeds by shining the light of truth on them.
Yes, the great tribulation of these last days is during a time of globalization and peace and prosperity, not during a time of world wars and rumors of world wars (Mat. 24:6-7).
As we have learned already in this great Book of Daniel, Satan, the false-christ, enters in prosperously and peaceably and simply takes the kingdom because the world will believe that Messiah has come.
So let us continue with our study keeping in mind that we are now reading about events yet future when the vile person, the little horn, i.e. the false messiah, is present defacto.
Remember we concluded our speculations and overlays of the events leading up to the sound of the 6th Trump, which is the entering in of the vile person, when we got to verse 21 in our last study.
We learned that up to that appointed time all of man's attempts at peace treaties and covenants came to naught, but the vile person, the false messiah, the religious beast of Revelation 13 will be able to achieve it.
And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
Furthermore, he will be willingly aided by the small or "little people" who are the sons of Cain, the kenites.
You could call them chips off the old "little horn" for they are the "bad figs" of Jeremiah 24 and the "tares" of Matthew 13, i.e. Satan's own children.
Notice also that the Hebrew word translated "people" in this verse is "gowy", which figuratively means "a flight of locusts", even as these kenites are the foot soldiers of that locust army that comes against our people.
small, me`at*, meh-at', Hebrew 4592; or me`at*, meh-awt'; from Hebrew 4591 (ma`at*); a little or few (often adverb or comparative) :- almost, (some, very) few (-er, -est), lightly, little (while), (very) small (matter, thing), some, soon, × very.
people, gowy, go'ee, Hebrew 1471; rarely (shortened) goy, go'-ee; apparently from the same root as Hebrew 1465 (gevah) (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figurative) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts :- Gentile, heathen, nation, people
 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
Again, antichrist will do something no other leader or predecessor has ever done.
He is going to provide (scatter among the people) the ultimate entitlement programs of peace, security, and prosperity such as the world has never seen.
As the saying goes, he is going to provide a chicken in the pot for everyone... every one who will follow after him and "love him" that is!
Do you have a price?
Will he be able to buy your loyalty by paying off all your debts?
Remember it is written that the old dragon, that religious beast of Rev. 13:11, will exercise all the power of the first beast, the One World System, which means he is going to have a well oiled machine that he will interweave throughout the world against all strong holds, even until the end of the age.
 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him.
That is why this king of the south cannot be found in history... because it is yet future from now.
The point is though, there shall be a great army of people belonging to the king of the south, but he "shall not stand", i.e. "will make no stand" against the leadership of Satan and his own little people who shall forecast devices, as in fabricate lies and deceit, against him.
In fact, the only ones who shall "stand" in that day are God's elect, who we shall read of a few verses hence.
The next verse helps explain why the king shall not make a stand.
 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.
This is all part of the great spiritual desolation that shall take place by the overflowing army of Satan.
 And both these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.
Nevertheless, our Father's plan concerning the time of the end shall come to pass exactly as it is written, which means that the whole world will be deceived by the false messiah... with the exception of those who have the seal of God in their foreheads.
 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land.
Remember from our reading of Revelation 12:13-15, that Satan, the old dragon, called the vile person and the little horn here in Daniel, comes after and persecutes the "woman", representing Christianity, i.e. those who keep the holy covenant by believing in Jesus Christ.
And as it is written, the vile person, who is the son of perdition, shall "do exploits" which means he will act effectively, as in be very successful, in spreading his spiritual desolations which cause the "great falling away" spoken of by Paul in 2 Thes. 2:3.
And let no man deceive you by any means!
This he shall do BEFORE Jesus Christ returns and we gather back to Him at the sound of the 7th Trump.
2 Thes. 2:3 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition."
 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
Wouldn't you just love to be part of that magnificent army of God?
Stay true to your Father's Word and keep the gospel armor on and in place, and you can be a champion of your people!
 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.
Actually the same thing that makes all liberals indignant... truth and righteousness!
They can't stand men and women of God who expose their evil deeds and shine the light of truth upon their wicked ways!
Yes, that old dragon becomes extremely wroth with God's elect who give him a spiritual thumping and bruising to the point that it causes him to breath fire from his nostrils (figuratively speaking).
If you check out the phrase "the ships of Chittim" in Hebrew you will find it means "the appointed bruisers".
BDB (Brown Driver Briggs) Definition #H3794 kitt?y / kitt?y?y
Chittim or Kittim = “bruisers”
1) a general term for all islanders of the Mediterranean Sea
2) the descendants of Javan, the son of Japheth and grandson of Noah
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
In other words, while the whole world, even great armies of people like we read about earlier, shall all bow to the false messiah and no king will therefore be able to make a stand.
God's elect are not taken in by his miracles and overflowing deception but rather they step forward and take a stand against the fiery darts of the wicked one (Eph. 6), that old dragon.
Of course we know that it will be the "stone cut out without hands", i.e. Jesus Christ, that will ultimately smash and destroy him, but God's elect will "knock him around" and "kick his dragon derriere" for "a time".
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We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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