Daniel chapter 11
"see", we will find in this
that all these things that have taken place and shall yet take place
have to do with religion and peace agreements!
As we begin the 11th chapter of the book titled "God is (my) Judge", which is what the name Daniel means in Hebrew, let us be reminded that Jesus Christ directed us to this book for understanding concerning the entering in of the abomination of desolation who would come stand in the holy place where he ought not!
Matthew 24:15 "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)  Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains."
And so it is that this book of Daniel, which was written and sealed up for the time of the end when "many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased (Dan. 12:5)", gives us not only an outline and a "sum of the matter (Dan. 7:1)", but also some very specific details leading up to and even beyond the sound of the 6th Trump when the little horn enters in.
This detailed and accurate knowledge and understanding from "the scripture of truth (Dan. 10:21)" concerning what "would befall our people in the latter days (Dan. 10:14)" strengthens our faith and lets us know that "as we see all these things come to pass" we are nearer that time, even at the doors!
Matthew 24:33 "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors."
Earlier we saw that the angel Gabriel ("man of God") came to Daniel who was by the side of the great river Hiddekel, which is the Tigris River in the land of Babylon (modern Iraq) where he had seen warfare taking place, for the express purpose of giving him understanding and strengthening him for endurance... for the great spiritual war yet to come!
The last thing we heard Gabriel say to Daniel, which was on the 24th day of the first month and ten days after Passover, was that he was now going to return to fight with the prince of Persia, and when he goes the prince of Grecia shall come (Dan. 10:20).
However, before he goes Gabriel said he would first show Daniel that which is noted in the scripture of truth concerning these things (Dan. 10:21), which brings us to the 11th chapter.
We should point out before we begin with Daniel 11:1, which is a continuation of chapter 10 in as much as there is no break between 10:21 and 11:1, that there was an easy identifiable historical fulfillment of that which we are about read in the first half of chapter 11 concerning the "king of the north" and the "king of the south", which were the Seleucid Kingdom and the Ptolemaic Kingdom respectively.
In fact, the historical fulfillment is so accurate and "right on" that many higher critics question whether Daniel himself could have written it.
That means they either doubt (for they are doubters indeed) our Father's ability to accurately declare the future course of human events beforehand or they deny His power to bring that which is written to pass, or both.
Of course using their same misguided reasoning, they would have to also question whether David wrote the 22nd Psalm because it describes the events surrounding the crucifixion with amazing pinpoint accuracy right down to the casting of lots by the Roman soldiers for the coat worn by Messiah and the very words that would be spoken by the high priest.
Nevertheless, while the scholars study the 11th chapter of Daniel in light of the historical events that took place long, long ago, which you can read and study on your own, we know that those events were but types (1 Cor. 10:11), because again, the angel Gabriel already told Daniel (Dan. 10:14) that he had come to make him understand that which would befall his people in the latter days, which is our time, the final generation, the generation of the fig tree which began on May 15, 1948.
In fact, that which is written in chapter 11 brings us right up to the time of the entering in of the "little horn", Satan, which is when the abomination of desolation comes and stands in the holy place.
Remember also that the setting for the vision Daniel saw was along side the Tigris River which ultimately unites with the Euphrates and forms the Shatt al-Arab that empties into the Persian Gulf about 120 miles downriver.
To wit, we have witnessed some great events in the past few decades surrounding this location: an eight year war between Iran and Iraq which killed over one million people, Desert Storm I in 1991, and twelve years later, Desert Storm II which is commonly called Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Therefore we will be looking at (watching as watchmen) and speculating about the events that have transpired in this region of the world, the location of Daniel's perspective, from the beginning of the planting of the fig tree through to the present and even on into the near future just before the time when the "little horn" in Daniel 11:21, the "vile person", enters in and stands in the holy place in the land of Judea.
That is when the great tribulation, the final spiritual warfare and battle for the souls of men, takes place!
Thus the strengthening for endurance that Daniel receives from the revealing (knowledge and understanding) of the events leading up to and just prior to that time, are in preparation for that "spiritual warfare" when God's elect, who shall be called "bruisers" in this chapter, stand up and do some major dragon kicking!
You "see", we will find in this chapter 11 that all these things that have taken place and shall yet take place have to do with religion and peace agreements!
However, those who are "wise" in these last days know that there will be no real peace until the Prince of Peace comes to this earth as the King of kings and Lord of lords to rule all nations with a rod of iron, which is with strict adherence to truth and justice, i.e. with the discipline of the Word of God.
Let us now continue our study of Daniel where the angel is still speaking to Daniel and about to show him "that which is noted in the scripture of truth (Dan. 10:21)".
(Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him.)
This is a continuation from the last verse in chapter 10 in that there is no chapter break here in the manuscripts.
Also, Darius the Mede is Cyrus, who we have already noted was one of only three men named by God before they were born.
This is important to note in that God used this one to give the decree to go forth and reestablish the city of Jerusalem.
Interestingly enough, we have now come to a crossroad in modern history, to the point following the fall of Saddam Hussein and his regime, where the focus will be on an agreement to establish the city by bringing peace to the region in and surrounding the land of Judea.
Of course the number one obstacle to establishing that vision is religion!
The angel Gabriel continues:
 And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
Remember that Gabriel has just said that when he returns to fight with the prince of Persia that the prince of Grecia, who was the he goat in chapter 8, shall come.
That is because there is going to be a "stirring up", which means a "lifting up" or "raising up" against the realm of Grecia, and a mighty king shall stand up and do his thing!
Historically this would have been Alexander the Great.
 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
However, these kingdoms were types in that the dream of Nebuchadnezzar concerned the end time when all the kingdoms of the earth shall be contemporaries, meaning that all the powers of their types are ultimately brought together in the New World Order which, following the deadly wound to one of its heads, is ultimately taken over by Satan and his angelic host posing as Jesus Christ and His saints.
 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.
We read in Revelation chapter seven where the four winds are being held back until the 144,000 "servants of our God" are sealed in their foreheads (figurative for their minds) with the knowledge of His Word.
The great obstacle to peace in the world and in particular the land of Judea is religion which has been the foundation for tyranny and oppression.
That is why it will take a supernatural "religious beast", the second beast of Revelation 13, to establish a covenant of peace and bring stability to the New World Order.
To that end, beginning in the 5th verse of this 11th chapter unto the 20th verse, we as "watchmen watching" will consider the events in the geographical area given to us in this prophecy concerning the king of the north, the king of the south, and "the robbers of thy people (vs. 14)", i.e. the kenites, from 1948 when the United Nations gave sanction to the state of Israel thus setting forth both the good and bad figs in the land of Judea according to Jeremiah 24, unto the present day and overlay them to that which is written in the scripture of truth and given to us for our understanding.
And although we present this overlay of the "peace process" in the greater Middle East region to you as speculation, there can be no doubt that the events have proven that it is the unclean spirits of religion, even amongst the same religion, that have been and continue to be the cause of much bloodshed.
You "see", religion has played the major part in the events of that region and thus has been and will continue to be the reason that all the covenants and peace plans that have been drawn up cannot establish the vision of peace.
The wise in this final generation know and understand that there is only one "roadmap" to true and lasting peace and that is Jesus Christ, the Word of God.
He is the way, therefore we know there will be no real peace until the Prince of Peace comes and establishes His ruling kingdom upon earth.
And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.
The king of the south historically was the Ptolemaic Empire or Egypt while the king of the north was the Seleucid Empire, which today is basically the location of Iran and Iraq.
Looking at a middle east map shows their respective locations and the Tigris River, the river at whose side Daniel saw warfare a long way off, i.e. our generation.
As one can readily see, we are basically looking at the Arab world of today, the major religion of which is Islam with her diverse branches!
So let's begin by checking the king of the south (Egypt) at the beginning of the generation of the fig tree, 1948.
King Farouk was in power at that time but then along came Gamal Abdal Nasser who fought in the first Arab-Israeli war (1948) and became the first president of the republic of Egypt.
By 1956 he had become a hero in the Arab world and in 1958 Syria and Egypt united under his presidency and formed the United Arab Republic.
 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.
Nasser, Gamal AbdalPronunciation: [gumäl´ ab´dul nä´sur]
1918–70, Egyptian army officer and political leader, first president of the republic of Egypt (1956–70). A revolutionary since youth, he was wounded by the police and expelled (1935) from secondary school in Cairo for leading an anti-British student demonstration. He attended (1937) law school and graduated from the Royal Military Academy in 1938. In 1942, Nasser founded the secret Society of Free Officers, which fought against political corruption and foreign domination of Egypt. A major in the first Arab-Israeli war (1948), he was wounded in action. In July, 1952, Nasser led the army coup that deposed King Farouk. Gen. Muhammad Naguib became the nominal head of the government, but Nasser held power through his control of the Revolutionary Command Committee. In 1954, following an attempt on Nasser's life, he arrested Naguib and became premier of Egypt. In 1956 he was, unopposed, elected president of the republic of Egypt.Shortly after the defeat 1967, Nasser resigned, but thousands of Cairenes marched in his support. For the next three years, Nasser did his best to rebuild the Egyptian army and he almost succeeded. His death in 1970 of serious health complications sent shock waves throughout the Arab world. In a stunning display of emotion, millions of Egyptians followed his funeral procession through the streets of Cairo.
But remember, the angel was showing Daniel what would befall us in the end time, the time we are watching and considering, the time just before the four winds are let go, the time of final generation.
In so much as religion is portrayed allegorically in scripture using female terminology such as woman, harlot, etc., we shall consider the same to apply to the "daughter" of the king of the south, for it is Islam which binds together the Arab world.
You may disagree with that speculation, but at least consider the perfect overlay for we are reading events that lead up to the entering in of the little horn, the coming of antichrist.
 But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail:
This branch of Islam is known as the Shiites who are once again are coming to the forefront in today's news!
Here is a short bio on the Ayatollah Khomeini:
KHOMEINI, Ayatollah Ruhollah And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north.
(1902-89). In January 1979 a revolution overthrew Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the shah, or monarch, of Iran, one of the wealthiest and best-armed nations in the Middle East. The moving force behind the revolution was the Shi`ah sect of Islam, led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The goal of the revolution was to establish an Islamic state based on the teachings of the Koran, Islam's holy book.
Khomeini was born in Khomeyn, Iran, in 1902. His father, also an ayatollah, was the leader of the local Shi`ite sect. After his father was killed, Ruhollah was brought up by an older brother. His entire education was in Islamic schools. As an adult he published a number of books on Islamic law, philosophy, and ethics. He was eventually recognized as an ayatollah, a religious title of honor meaning "sign of God." In 1962 he made his home in Qom, one of Iran's leading Shi`ite centers.
Khomeini became a strong critic of the shah, opposing his land-reform policies and his goal of making Iran a wealthy and modern nation, patterned after Western societies. He was briefly imprisoned for his criticisms, and in November 1964 he was banished from Iran altogether.
He settled in An Najaf, Iraq, until 1978 when he was asked to leave because of the problems he was causing within the Muslim community and his antagonism to neighboring Iran. Khomeini then moved to France, where he continued his agitation for the overthrow of the shah. From Paris he received worldwide exposure through the press. He sent taped messages to Iran that were transmitted by shortwave radio from the nation's mosques. Mounting public opposition forced the shah to leave the country on Jan. 16, 1979. Khomeini arrived on February 1 to take over the government. In December a new constitution created an Islamic republic, with Khomeini named as Iran's political and religious leader for life.
You may also recall the Shah's son and how he also carried with him great wealth from the treasury of Iran, even to these United States.
And of course the king of the south did continue more years than the king of the north, for the Shah of Iran died of cancer.
 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land.
This is important for the establishing of peace in this region is what this is all about.
Sadat wrote a letter to President Jimmy Carter that opened up the Camp David Peace Accord in an attempt to bring peace to the land of Judea.
Here is an excerpt from an article describing his peace initiatives and the price he paid at the hand of religious fundamentalists.
Convinced that peace with Israel would reap an enormous "peace dividend," Sadat initiated his most important diplomatic ploy. In a speech to the Egyptian parliament in 1977, Sadat affirmed his desire to go anywhere to negotiate a peace with the Israelis. Even, he affirmed, he would go to the Israeli parliament to speak for peace. The Israeli's responded with an invitation to do just that and Sadat's speech to the Israeli Knesset initiated a new momentum for peace that would eventually culminate in the 1978 Camp David Accords and a final peace treaty with Israel in 1979. For his efforts, Sadat won the Nobel Prize for Peace.
At home, Sadat's new relationship with the west and his peace treaty generated considerable domestic opposition, especially among fundamentalist Muslim groups. In 1980 and in 1981, Sadat took desperate gambles to respond to these new internal problems. He negotiated a number of loans to support improvements in everyday life. And he simultaneously enacted laws outlawing protest and declared that the Shari'a would be the basis of all new Egyptian law. Sadat died at the hands of fundamentalists assassins on October 6, 1981, during a military review celebrating the Suez crossing in 1973.
 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress.
Soon afterwards, General Husni Mubarak took office, becoming the new king of the south, and committed a great multitude of forces to go fight along the Tigris River against Iran.
 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand.
How sad indeed. Egypt, the king of the south, had more troops fighting on the side of Iraq than any other nation.
War between Iran and Iraq, lasting from 1980 to 1988. The background for the war was disagreements on the borderline between the two countries, stemming back to 1971, when Iran occupied a couple of Iraqi islands in the Persian Gulf. Iraq was also concerned with the Islamist propaganda that was transmitted from Iran to Iraq, and Iraq's government feared that there could be a revolution among the Iraqi Shi'is in the south. In 1980 it was expected that Iran was weak after the Iranian Revolution, so that Iraq would face little resistance when occupying Iranian territory. The war turned out to be a war without progress on either side for most of the 8 years,- it resulted in heavy losses on both sides with 600,000 Iranian and 400,000 Iraqis dead, and an estimated total economical loss of 1.2 billion US$. And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it.
1975: Settlement on frontiers between Iran and Iraq that involved increased territory for Iran compared to the borders prior to 1971.
1980 September 22: Iraq invades Iran, and has early victories.
1982: Iraq has been driven out of Iran.
1982-87: The war enters a phase where Iranian soldiers try to invade Iraq, while Iraqi air crafts bomb Iranian cities and oil installations. Both nations started attacking oil tankers on the Persian Gulf, in reciprocal retaliation. Few territorial advances are made on either side.
1987 July 20: Iran accepts a UN resolution on ending the fightings.
1988: Peace is achieved between the two countries, even if fightings seized months earlier.
"The war turned out to be a war without progress on either side for most of the 8 years,- it resulted in heavy losses on both sides with 600,000 Iranian and 400,000 Iraqis dead, and an estimated total economical loss of 1.2 billion US$."
Again, it was a total waste of the lives of one million people for religious reasons, for her sake, for the sake of Islam!
 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches.
As a result of the actions of this king of the north, the forces of the United Nations and the United States were drawn into the conflict and the Persian Gulf War, Desert Storm I, ensued.
 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
"They shall fall" simply means they shall fail to establish the New World Order because of the failed peace processes in the land of Judea.
Remember back in Dan. 10:20 that the angel Gabriel told Daniel that when he (Gabriel) returned to fight with the prince of Persia that the prince of Grecia would come.
This is important in the timeline because a few verses later in Dan. 11:2 the angel said there would be a stirring up against the realm of Grecia and that will cause the prince of Grecia to come.
 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.
 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.
Now the shift will be to establish peace in the "glorious land", in land of Judea and the holy city!
But oh boy do we ever have a religious problem here.
We have been given a view of the history in relation to the "daughter" in this region and how her incredible influence has been used to tyrannize, to oppress, and to take the lives of many human beings.
To wit, the conflict continues to this day in the glorious land and we know that it is Jerusalem, the city of peace where there is no peace, that the little horn, the spurious messiah enters in and heals the deadly wound and obtains the kingdom by flatteries.
What an exciting time to live, to see the fulfillment of all that Yahshua Messiah foretold us would come to pass in the final generation!
So hang in there and stand firm in your Father's Word.
note, the major signs of the season
denoting the final fig tree generation are clearly upon us,
letting us know the we are drawing ever closer to the event
which transpires in that 21st verse,
which is the entering in of the "vile person"!
Jesus Christ told His disciples in Matthew 24:2 that when He returned at His second advent, there will "not be one stone of (the temple/religion) upon another that shall not be thrown down."
That prompted the disciples to come to Him privately and ask Him two questions concerning the final generation.
And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
He answered the second question by giving the 7 signs that correspond to the 7 seals in the Book of Revelation, one of which was that they would see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place where "it" (he) ought not!
You "see", we have learned from Daniel that the "abomination of desolation" is an entity, even Satan himself, that abominable one who shall come and "sit in the temple (2 Thes. 2:5)" and spread his abominable lies and deception and cause the daily sacrifice to be taken away by claiming that he is Jesus Christ, the one who died for us (our sacrifice).
Remember, it is written that he shall be so prosperous and successful that he will deceive the whole world with the exception of those who have the seal of God in their foreheads, who are those who are knowledgeable of their Father's Word, and thus much spiritual desolation shall be brought upon the world through the spread of his lies and deceits.
It is from a study of the Parable of the Fig Tree that
we know the final generation began on May 15th, 1948, when both the good
and bad figs of Jeremiah 24 were set out in the land of Judea
"The Parable of the Fig Tree" Click this link to open Pamphlet 1031
And although a generation is a span of time, the firstborn of the Baby Boomer generation (the fig tree generation) are fast approaching retirement age... call it full of age or maturity and then draw the analogy to harvest time at the end of the season!
The point is that we have already seen many of the signs Jesus Christ gave us come to pass, which means we are drawing nearer and nearer to that time Christ warned us of when we shall see the abomination of desolation come stand in the holy place!
We shall read about that "vile person's" standing up in today's study and learn in greater detail how he accomplishes the desolation and spreads his abominations.
Earlier we learned about the major role the "daughter" has played in the unrest and turmoil in the Middle East.
That daughter is symbolic of religion and in particular Islam with its different branches.
And although we have presented as speculation the overlay of certain historical figures, events, and religions with the prophecies in this 11th chapter, let there be no doubt or speculation that the events written heretofore in this chapter take place during the final generation of the fig tree for they directly precede the entering in of the "little horn", who is Satan, the false messiah, who comes at the sound of the 6th Trump.
To that end, the history following the planting of the fig tree, i.e. since 1948, show there have been many attempts at making covenants and agreements to instill peace in the Middle East region, but so far all have failed... and it is for religious reasons that they have come up short.
And so it is that we shall continue to hear the cry for "peace, peace" in the land of Judea but there shall be no real and lasting peace until the Prince of Peace returns to this earth.
However, before He (The Real Christ) returns there shall come a would-be-prince-of-peace who shall enter in and heal the deadly wound to the New World Order and cause the world to believe he is God, even the God of all religions.
And you know what?
For a while this will seem to resolve the religious question... until the bruisers, God's elect, come forth and give the old dragon a painful reality lesson in sword fighting!
So let's return to our study in Daniel chapter 11 and continue seeing the details written to come to pass in this final generation just before the entering in of the "vile person", who is none other than Satan posing as Jesus Christ.
Remember when we left off in our last study, Daniel was told by the angel that the "robbers of thy people", who are the kenites, shall stand up, as in exalt themselves, and try to establish the vision of "peace, peace", but they shall fail in their attempt... that is until they become strong with the "little horn" in verse 23!
And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
One must understand that Satan desperately wants to come "stand in the holy place (Mat. 24:15)" and "sit in temple of God (2 Thes. 2:4)" and he has children, the sons of Cain, using the four hidden dynasties to "set up" and prepare the way for him to "enter in".
But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.
Just keep in mind as we see peace efforts continue that there is only one "roadmap to peace" and that is Jesus Christ, the Word of God.
He is Way!
He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.
other words, that express purpose is to "make equitable terms" (of
peace), but the "daughter of women" shall not stand on his side, meaning
Islam will not stand on his side nor the side of the upright ones to make
(See note in Companion Bible concerning "making equitable terms.)
It just may be that favoritism shown by the upright ones (the good figs/jews) on the side of the robbers (who are the kenites, the bad figs mixed among them/jews) of thy people may prove to be a roadblock to the roadmap!
Think about it!
Nevertheless, the word "women" in this verse is plural and again, since the feminine is so often used symbolically in scripture to represent religion, this "daughter" or branch of "women" can be symbolic also of religion, which in this case could be a branch or offshoot of the "house of Israel" or to be more specific the "house of Judah", i.e.The mixed lot of the descendants from the tribe of Judah and the Kenites, descendants of Satan's son Cain, who today make up the little country in the middle east we now call Israel.
The above is just speculation on my part, but I did say "It could be"
daughter, #1323 bath bath
From H1129 (as feminine of H1121); a daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively): - apple [of the eye], branch, company, daughter, X first, X old, + owl, town, village.
women, #802 'ishshah nash?ym ish-shaw',naw-sheem'
The first form is the feminine of H376 or H582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H582).: - [adulter]ess, each, every, female, X many, + none, one, + together, wife, woman. Often unexpressed in English.
However, the major signs of the season denoting the final fig tree generation are clearly upon us, letting us know the we are drawing ever closer to the event which transpires in that 21st verse, which is the entering in of the "vile person", the antichrist!
You "see", we are not given the precise moment (for it is written that no man knows the exact hour or the day), but rather as wise students of His Word we are to be watchmen and watch the events that transpire at this late hour and consider them as we see them come to pass.
Matthew 24:33 "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors."
 After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him.
However, as is often the case, trouble within puts a halt to progress.
A prince "for his own behalf" means for "his own interest".
 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
Seems we still cannot not achieve peace in the glorious land, neither through diplomatic means nor even with the power of the arm!
Hopefully you can see that it will most assuredly take a "religious beast" to resolve the deep seated religious differences in the glorious land.
 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.
He shall stand up in the glory of the kingdom, even in Jerusalem!
However, within a few days the spurious messiah shall end his stance because he shall enter in and heal the deadly wound which will have taken place and he shall obtain the kingdom by flatteries (next verse), not by force nor in battle.
In other words, this is when Satan, the "vile person (next verse)" is cast out of heaven to this earth along with his angels (Rev. 12:7-9) and takes the world by (spiritual) storm.
You "see", this "vile person" is not GIVEN the kingdom! And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
He does not go around killing people, as many churches would have us believe concerning antichrist, but rather he enters in peaceably, even bringing peace to the world, and uses his smooth soothsaying talk (flatteries), coupled with performing miracles in the sight of men (Rev. 13:13), to obtain the kingdom.
It is easy to understand how it is that the spurious messiah heals the deadly wound and ushers in world peace, if you understand that he is not a flesh man, as again many churches would have you believe, but rather he is an angelic being, a cherub, which means he is supernatural.
That is why it is written that when he is cast out of heaven to this earth there will be a time of trouble (spiritual tribulation) such as never was since this flesh age began (Dan. 12:1, Mat. 24:21).
What an exciting time in which we live!
And to think... there is only one major benchmark yet to occur in Bible prophecy before this event of Daniel 11:21, and that is the "deadly wound" to the political beast recorded in Revelation 13, which is a fatal blow to one of the heads of the New World Order!
(Have you been watching and keeping up with what has been happening in the world order lately?)
are so many preachers and ministers of Christianity
telling our people that a Antichrist is going to come and literally kill and slay people?
Let us be reminded that back in Dan. 8:25 we also learned it is by "peace" that the king of fierce countenance, the little horn, this same vile person, shall destroy many, i.e. cause massive spiritual desolation.
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
We are not judging them, but could it be that they are not wise, that they are not educated in our Father's Word, but rather follow the traditional teachings of their churches or denominations?
Jesus Christ said that the majority of those who "come in His name" in these last days, i.e. those who claim to be His representatives as Christian ministers and preachers, etc., would deceive the majority of Christians.
Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall decieve many.
means that Satan gains more converts from the pulpits in the churches than
from the stools in the taverns?
And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.
Again, he is not going to use the arms of military power to "destroy many" as per Dan. 8:25, but rather with the arms of a spiritual flood he shall "overflow", sweep away, and take the world by storm.
Remember, Satan and his locust army (the ten toes) are supernatural and shall prosper greatly, meaning they will have no problem whatsoever in obtaining the kingdom and taking over world rulership.
In fact, "also the prince of the covenant (shall be broken)" means he will even "pluck up" his own!
What a time we have to look forward to in this generation!
The important thing to understand about this is that the "flood" spoken of here that will "sweep away" (which is what overflown means) is not a flood of water any more than the desolation is physical.
This is the flood of lies and deception which spews forth out of the mouth of the vile person, the spurious messiah, the old dragon himself.
We can read of this same spiritual "flood" in Revelation, the overlay or sister book to Daniel:
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
His angels are those fallen angels of Genesis 6 who are identified in Daniel as the 10 toes, the 10 supernatural kings.
 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Who will the victors be?
 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Remember the type given to us when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were delivered up to death and cast into the burning fiery furnace, though not one hair on their heads was even singed.
 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman [Christianity] which brought forth the man child.
 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Deut. 32:11 "As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:"
Now here comes the flood:
 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. (What comes from the mouth; WORDS NOT WATER as in flood of lies!)
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
And he is going to especially come after the remnant, God's elect, those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of the real Jesus Christ.
Do you keep the commandments of God? And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Do you have the testimony, the words, of Jesus Christ?
Then you are very fortunate as a "remnant", one of God's elect, because the dragon is going to be after you?
Egad, you say!
Hey, if you have the gospel armor (Eph 6) on and in place you have nothing to fear for that armor, the Holy Spirit of God, is an impenetrable shield against the fiery darts of old dragon breath.
Remember again our ensamples in this great Book of Daniel of Shadrach, Meshach and Abedneggo, and also,khdcb m m,mlhgtfgfvb nm,k'/,.nb that is it written in Luke 21:18 that God will not allow "one hair on our heads to be harmed".
Besides, this should be no new revelation in that is nothing new under the sun even as that the old serpent has been after the "seed" of the woman from the very beginning (Rev. 12:4).
We shall soon learn even more of how this vile person shall work deceitfully and how he shall forecast his devices.
And you know what else?
We are going to learn about the ships of Chittim, the bruisers, who come against him and cause him much grief!
though, our people are not mentally nor spiritually prepared
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 earlier, 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.
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.
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:
Christ's heel was bruised at His crucifixion by the seed of the serpent, the children of Cain, but it shall be the good seed, or the children of God that shall be the appointed "bruisers", the ships of Chittim in these last days. 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".
is going to wine and dine anyone who is willing to be swayed,
including those who shall betray their sons and daughters
and loved ones by delivering them up to him.
They will deliver them up to him because they will believe he is Christ!
Let's return to Daniel and continue to read and learn about Satan and how he has intelligence with (i.e. instructs) his little people (those who forsake the covenant), i.e. the locust army.
And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
It is the vile person, the abominable one himself, the desolator, who stands in the holy place claiming he is God.
Remember he is the one Christ warned us about in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 when He referred us to the Book of Daniel for understanding.
But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,)
Many men have guessed about what the "abomination of desolation" is, including everything ranging from a statue standing in the Vatican to "you name it".
However, Jesus Christ said it (he) is the one spoken of by Daniel the prophet!
So he that "readeth the Book of Daniel" doesn't have to guess but walks away with the understanding not only of who the abomination is, but how it is he takes away the daily sacrifice in these last days.
Of course we know that the first time the daily sacrifice (the morning and evening oblation) was taken away was at the crucifixion, which was when Jesus Christ became our morning and evening oblation, our "daily sacrifice", once and for all time.
However when Satan, the false Messiah, the "stand-in" or "instead-of-Jesus" appears, he takes away the real Christ (our daily sacrifice) from the minds of those who are deceived and places himself there, causing those Christian's to become his, which is to become spiritually dead indeed, wouldn't you agree?
And so it is easy to understand the great falling away at the false messiah's appearance, because in one day, those who claim to love and worship the Lord Jesus Christ, because they are ignorant of God's Word (i.e. do not have the seal of God (His truth) in their foreheads) begin to worship Satan believing he is Jesus Christ.
At that point, their daily sacrifice, Jesus Christ, has just been taken away from them and they are now in deep trouble with their heavenly Father.
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
But the "bruisers", those who do know their God, shall "be strong in the Lord" (Eph. 6:10), yea, they shall be strong "in the power of His might" (Eph. 6:10), and shall do exploits.
What are those exploits?
Read the next verse.
 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
However, the majority of the people shall nevertheless fall by the sword (words) of the king of Babylon, and by the flame of his fiery darts, and by the security of his captivity, and by the spoil of his prosperity.
Note: These who fall in this verse are a different group than those in verse 35 below.
How is it that those with understanding shall instruct many?
It is accomplished when God's elect are delivered up to the false messiah and the Holy Spirit speaks through them declaring that the King of king and Lords and lords is coming to put an end to the reign of the false messiah, the abomination of desolation who is standing in Jerusalem claiming to be Jesus Christ.
But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
 And the gospel (of the kingdom) must first be published (proclaimed) among all nations.
Also, the word "publish" used here is "kerusso" which means to "herald" or "proclaim".
Matthew uses the phrase "gospel of the kingdom" meaning that the good news will be proclaimed that the King and his dominion are soon coming and Babylon the Great is about to be smashed to smithereens!
(If you would like to read the context of the proclamation, just read Joel 3:9-17.)
kerusso, kay-roos'-so, Greek 2784; of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel) :- preach (-er), proclaim, publish
The Holy Spirit will speak through them as per the ensample given in Acts chapter 2 on that first Pentecost Day following the resurrection.
 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
Remember, world peace will have arrived with the little horn and Satan is going to be playing the role of Jesus, so he is not going to run around seeking to kill people.
But if one delivers his brother to the false messiah, even though in his heart he believes the one standing in Jerusalem is Jesus, and thus causes his brother to believe also, i.e. to worship Satan, he has just betrayed his brother to death, spiritual death!
In ignorance, yes, but betrayed nevertheless.
You "see", the daily sacrifice, Jesus Christ, will have been taken from him causing him to become spiritually slain, spiritually dead... but such will not be the case with the "bruisers" who will be hanging in there withstanding all the persecution and fiery darts that the old dragon can muster.
 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
However, they shall stand and as it is written, those who "endure" unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Notice it did not say that those who are flown away in the rapturemobile will be saved?
God's Word says that those who remain behind (endure) and are not swept away in the spiritual flood shall be the ones saved.
In fact, the Greek word for "endure" means to remain behind, to be left behind!
You can either believe the Word of God or some man's book or movie that tells the willing ignorant that Jesus Christ is going to rapture them into the clouds when the vile person, tha spurious messiah, enters in.endure, hupomeno, hoop-om-en'-o, Greek 5278; from Greek 5259 (hupo) and Greek 3306 (meno); to stay under (behind), i.e. remain; figurative to undergo, i.e. bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere :- abide, endure, (take) patient (-ly), suffer, tarry behind.
will come with his angelic host
and claim to be the god of ALL peoples and nations and languages!
Let's return to Daniel chapter 11.
Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
In other words, if one of God's elect begins to waver, He will strengthen the hedge about him or her, but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
Smith & Goodspeed translate this "Many shall attach themselves to them in hypocrisy."
 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego got one.
Daniel got one.
Sampson got one.
Noah got one.
Abraham got one.
Name your servant of God!
Should we not also expect the heat to be turned up (about seven times hotter)?
Remember that fire purifies gold, but it consumes stubble.
So a little "holpen" from our Father to remain steadfast and standing is all we need.
 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
Understand that the marvelous things he speaks are contrary to, i.e. against that which is written in the Word of God!
Understand also that this is the plan and will of our Father that the desolator, the death angel, shall come.
It is part of His chastisement upon His children that this abomination should come and deceive those who claim to be Christians but have forsaken their God by ignoring and not studying His Word, into believing the false messiah, Satan himself, is Jesus Christ!
"Woe unto those who are with child, i.e. spiritual pregnant with Satan's child" when Jesus Christ returns (Matthew 24:19)!
In other words, woe unto those who are spiritually impregnated with the lies and deception of the false messiah!
You see, they did not remain virgins, enduring unto the end when the true Bridegroom did come!
Satan will come with his angelic host and claim to be the god of ALL peoples and nations and languages! Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
What a time we have to look forward to in the very near future!
As it is written and as we shall read shortly, it will a time such as never was since there was a nation!
Are you prepared with the gospel armor to take a stand?
If not, enlist now and begin your basic training in the Word of God!
Book of Daniel!
What a truly marvelous book of insight and wisdom
our Father has given to us to help us understand
what would befall the final generation when the abomination of desolation
comes and stands in the holy place claiming to be God.
Unfortunately, so many of our beloved brothers and sisters are led by their preachers and ministers to believe that they will not be here when the one they call antichrist appears.
In fact, many are told they do not need to understand the Book of Revelation because Jesus Christ is going to come rapture them away before the events written therein take place.
Well, I guess since the Book of Revelation is an overlay of the Book of Daniel, they need not read what he has to say either, right?
The only problem is that Jesus Christ instructed us to go there to gain understanding of what would happen during the 6th Trump when the abominable one comes.
And it is written in the last chapter of Daniel that his words were to be sealed up until the time of the end and then the "wise" would understand.
Therefore, if one does not understand the Book of Daniel and we are in the last days, what does that make him or her?
It makes him or her an unwise Christian and one who will surely fall before the "Instead-of-Jesus" believing that he is the true bridegroom come to take her to wife and rapture her away!
It is written and so shall it be!
On the other hand, those who are wise virgins and have heeded the commands of Jesus Christ to study His Word to show themselves approved as workman, laborers in the field (2 Tim. 2:15), not only know that the little horn, the vile person, the great red dragon, Satan posing as the messiah, comes before the true Christ and takes over world rulership as the false King of kings and Lord of lords, they know from that which is written in the Book of Daniel what he will do and how he will operate when he comes.
To wit, we have already read that he enters in peaceably and prosperously and scatters riches and entitlements throughout the world to all who will bow before him, i.e. sell their soul to the devil!
And next we will be given even more insight into what to expect him to do when he is here for the five months allotted for him to reign, as per Rev. 9:4.
However, before we return to Daniel let us be reminded that earlier in verses 11:36-37, we learned that the vile person will come and do according to his will (not God's) and that he will have no regard for any god other than himself for he will "exalt himself and magnifying himself above every god" and speak blasphemy.
And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
Because of the paramount importance of understanding the sequence of the events that are about to transpire, let us turn to 2 Thes. 2 and read what Paul wrote.
2 Thes. 2:1
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
Paul is "beseeching us", meaning he is imploring, us not to do something!
Here is what he is telling us not to do:
 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
In fact, do not let anyone tell you that Christ has return, as in He is standing in the holy place in Jerusalem!
You should know from Paul's teaching in 1 Cor. 15:51-52 that at the sound of the 7th Trump when Christ returns we be instantly changed from our flesh bodies into our spiritual bodies.
1 Cor. 15:51-52
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Please note: We did not say immortal spiritual bodies; we said incorruptible spiritual bodies!
Additionally, those who are Christ's at His coming will also be raised to immortality, which is not to be confused with the change of the flesh body into the spiritual body!
The reason we bring this to your attention is that Christ also warned us that if you HEAR from someone that Christ has returned, that He is in Jerusalem, for example, do not GO FORTH and DO NOT BELIEVE IT!
You "see", when the true Son of man comes, all you will see is a flash of light, like lightning across the sky, and this flesh age will be over!
Let's return to 2nd Thessalonians.Matthew 24:25-27
Behold, I have told you before.
Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
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;
They are "in the dark", void of accurate Biblical knowledge, and they will be caught off guard, caught sleeping, when the true Messiah returns.
Because they will believe Jesus Christ is already here!
You see, whether a man is pope, bishop, elder, preacher, teacher, pastor, minister, deacon, usher, author, televangelist, or the paperboy, we have been instructed to check out what that man says in the Word of God.
Paul said to "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good (1 Thes. 5:21)." Well, Paul was not, neither did he believe he was, nor did he attempt to exempt himself from the "proving and the testing".
It is written in Acts 17 that those rascally Bereans checked him and Silas out in scriptures real good, every day!
So don't listen to man.
Stick with the Word of God.
Jesus Christ will NOT return until the son of perdition (meaning the son who will perish), the little horn, Satan, is revealed first, and there is a great falling away which is when the majority of Christians stumble in the great tribulation of lies and deception and begin worshipping the spurious messiah.
It is the great apostasy yet to come!
This next verse goes hand in hand with Daniel 11:36 and explains what the little horn will do.
 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Again, this event happens BEFORE the return of Jesus Christ, the true Messiah.
Satan returns at the sound of the sixth trumpet.
Christ returns at the seventh trump, the last trump.
Do not let anyone tell you differently, for it is written, and you have just read it!
 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
Our Father has appointed times!
The Greek word for "withholdeth" in verse 6 is "katecho" which means to hold fast, to hold back, to retain, etc.
Take a Strong's Concordance and look up the many verses in which this word is used.
katecho, kat-ekh'-o, Greek 2722; from Greek 2596 (kata) and Greek 2192 (echo); to hold down (fast), in various applications (literal or figurative) :- have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), let, × make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.
However, he will soon "stand up" (Dan. 12:1) and cast Satan and his angels out of heaven to the earth (Rev. 12:7-9).
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
It is NOT some flesh man.
It is that OLD SERPENT from the garden of Eden, called Satan the devil, the son of perdition himself!
And when he is REVEALED, when he is cast out of heaven by the one who is now holding him back, i.e. Michael, he will come as the Messiah returned, looking just like the Lamb, and will "deceive the whole world" into believing he is Jesus Christ.
That IS the great tribulation of the "spurious messiah".
It will be a time of peace and prosperity (Dan. 11:24) for all, but it will be the greatest time of spiritual trouble ever for it will mean "spiritual death" to MANY! The death of their soul by not knowing they were worshiping Satan instead of waiting for the real Christ to return!
As it is written, the magnitude of this event will be "such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time... (Dan. 12:1)."
Remember that Satan is supernatural, an angel, and when he comes he will be accompanied by his angels who are cast out with him, which we read in Rev. 12:9.
They are the same "fallen angels" of Gen. 6 who left heaven (their first habitation - Jude 6) and came directly to earth in the time of Noah and married Noah's daughters to try to contaminate the pure blood line from Adam to Christ!.
They were "giving and taking in marriage" and took the grand-daughters of Adam to wife causing our Father to bring about the flood of Noah.
"As it was in the days of Noah", Jesus said in Luke 17:26, "so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man."
Back to 2nd Thessalonians:
2 Thes. 2:7
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
That one is Michael.
Here is a little clearer translation to help understand
verses 6 & 7:
2 Thes. 2:7
As for the work this man of rebellion and hell will do when he comes, it is already going on, but he himself will not come until the one who is holding him back steps out of the way. (Living Bible)
2 Thes. 2:8
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
In other words, Satan will put on a dynamite display of deceptive miracles to convince folks he is really Jesus and the people are going to absolutely love it!
This "star" performer really knows how to "work a crowd"!
wonders = dunamis, doo'-nam-is, Greek 1411; from Greek 1410 (dunamai); force (literal or figurative); specially miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself) :- ability, abundance, meaning, might (-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle (-s), power, strength, violence, might (wonderful) work.
The answer is NO which you can document in Deuteronomy 13:1-4.
 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
That's really easy for Christ Himself gave us the answer:
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
If you do not love the Word of God, you do not love Jesus Christ for you cannot separate the Living Word of God from the Written Word of God!
The great apostasy is of those who claim to be Christians but do not know or love the truth.
And because of this, God is going to send the false messiah and they are going to love him and believe his lie that he is Jesus Christ.
They love their church traditions of snakes and apples and Ishtar bunnies and fly-away theories and just believe/no need to study! And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
this not the greatest time in the history of the world to be alive?
All the prophets and disciples of old
wanted to know what today would be like
and longed to be here.
Let us now return to Daniel chapter 11 where we have been learning what it is the false messiah will be doing and how he will operate when he is here.
This is precious knowledge that the wise are to understand!
Remember, no one will take a stand against this one except the bruisers, God elect.
But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
The only thing Satan will honor is that which promotes his deception and feeds into his ego as the great exalted one!
He will utilize money, power and ego, as in all four of the hidden dynasties, and thus he will exercise all the power of the first beast and cause the world to worship that first beast!
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
... Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
Even the king of the south who has the "daughter" who prevented peace and security in the region from becoming a reality until this vile person entered in, will come under his dominion.
 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
And the Libyans and Ethiopians, even all nations, shall be at his steps, meaning that they shall serve him!
But uh oh!
The old dragon has those Christian bruisers to yet contend with who give witness and testimony against him and his evil system and cause him much grief!
 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
It is not the king of the south nor any other king, but the BRUISERS!
God's elect, when they are delivered up, will cause Satan much grief as they "reveal" him to the world as a FAKE!
He must therefore "make war" with his adversaries lest he "fail to prevail" and be exposed as a hoax.
This is a real problem for Satan, because many of God's people shall come out of the deception when they see and hear God's elect delivered up and give the testimony of Jesus Christ and witness against him.
In fact, they are going to give him so much trouble that he is eventually going to kill the two witnesses!
And then that is it my friends for the cup of our Father's wrath will have been filled to the full and you can thus set your clock for three days... because then the King of kings shall return.
It is written and so shall it be (Revelation 11).
 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
But alas, his days are numbered and he shall be be destroyed by the brightness of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and His saints.
And who is it that can stand against the power and might of Him who has ALL POWER in both heaven and earth?
The answer is "no one"!
Therefore there shall be "none to help that wicked one" when that "stone cut out without hands" comes and smashes his palace to the point where there is not one stone standing atop another that has not been pulverized!
It is written, and so shall it be!
Is this not the greatest time in the history of the world to be alive?
All the prophets and disciples of old wanted to know what today would be like and longed to be here with the "bruisers" who shall step forward and take a stand and bruise the head of the dragon!
 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Why is it then that so many preachers and ministers promote an any-moment "rapture theory" which only serves to protect one's flesh body from physical harm, because in order to qualify for the "taking up" one must be a "saved" Christian in the first place?
We have now come to the final chapter in this most informative book titled DAN-I-EL, whose name means "God is [my] judge", and thus far we have seen that all the events written of and recorded in this great book have to do with the coming and presence of the king of Babylon of these last days, who is that little horn and vile person, the king of fierce countenance, the abomination of desolation, aka antichrist who shall come against our people and cause much spiritual desolation.
We have also learned that contrary to what most churches teach concerning the great tribulation of the spurious messiah, the great battle in these last days is a spiritual battle, a battle for the hearts and minds of men and women alike, a battle for your very soul during a time of peace and prosperity and big-daddyism, not during a time of world wars or rumors of nuclear annihilation!
That is why we as Christians are instructed by the apostle Paul in Ephesians chapter six to don the whole armor of God and be spiritually ready and mentally prepared to take a stand against the fiery darts of that wicked one, the son of perdition, the abomination of desolation, even Satan himself.
You "see", it is written that the old serpent, the dragon, shall soon be cast out of heaven with his angels (Rev. 12:7-9) and when he comes he shall stand in the holy place where he ought not (Mat. 24:15) and sit in the temple of God claiming that he is God (2 Thes. 2:4) and back up his claim by performing great signs and wonders in the sight of men.
It is written and it is true and so shall it be!
Remember also that Jesus Christ told us in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 that if we want understanding concerning the abomination of desolation then we are to go read what the prophet Daniel has to say!
And so we have, and by doing so we have learned that this abomination is not a thing, but rather an entity, a vile person who makes desolate the hearts and minds of our people by drawing them to himself as he leads them away from the Word of God!
We also learned how he operates through craft and deceit and with flatteries by spreading wealth and entitlements to all who will come bow before him!
Again, that is quite different than the picture portrayed of the person called antichrist by most churches who teach he shall come and slay people with a physical sword instead of with a spiritual sword.
Which is worse?
The answer is that the former, the first death, i.e. the death of the flesh, is but a "shadow of death" as in only a type of the real death which is the death of the soul in the lake of fire at the end of Millennium.
Have you not read where Jesus Christ told us in Matthew 10:28 "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear (revere) Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
So I ask again, "Why is it then that so many preachers and ministers promote an any-moment "rapture theory" which only serves to protect one's flesh body from physical harm, because in order to qualify for the "taking up" one must be a "saved" Christian in the first place?"
though it may offend some which certainly is not our intention, if you
are "wise" in your Father's Word and have understanding even from the book
of Daniel concerning that which shall transpire in these last days when
the false christ (the abomination of desolation) is present, then you know
any-moment rapture theory is based on a completely false foundation in the first place.
Remember that the little horn, the false christ, comes to this earth and heals the deadly wound and brings peace, safety, and prosperity to the world!
Then too, we have learned that the ships of Chittim, those bruisers who are the men and women of the army of God, i.e. God's elect, are here to take a stand against the old fire breathing dragon... and so they shall... and so they shall prevail and have the victory in Christ.
You "see", they have no desire to run and hide from the beast but rather to stand against him and overcome him!Rev. 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Jesus said, "the book of Daniel was where one could go read and gain understanding"Jesus Christ told us in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 when He sat upon the Mount of Olives and gave His disciples the seven seals concerning the knowledge and the events that would transpire during the final generation of the fig tree, that the book of Daniel was where one could go read and gain understanding concerning the abomination of desolation, that abominable desolator (antichrist) who would come stand in the holy place claiming to be God.
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