We will look carefully at Daniel’s final prophesy of the antichrist, but first we will go back to his earlier prophesies.
In Daniel’s description of the fourth beast, we learn that the antichrist will have great military strength and cunning.
“Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet; and the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before which three fell.
The next time we see him, he is called “a king” but with the same might. Now we’re told that his strength comes from an outside source, namely Satan.
“And in the latter time of their kingdom,
When the transgressors have reached their fullness,
A king shall arise,
Having fierce features,
Who understands sinister schemes.
His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power;
He shall destroy fearfully,
And shall prosper and thrive;
He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.
We learn he shuns the God of Israel and Israel’s eager expectation for their Messiah. He prefers instead the Greek god Ares and his Roman counterpart, Mars, the gods of warfare. The source of his power will be from a “foreign,” a false god who is Satan.
He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things.
Finally, the prophet Isaiah gives us joy as we hear the laughter of the righteous when they see the ignominious end of the antichrist.
“Those who see you will gaze at you,
And consider you, saying:
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
Who made the world as a wilderness
And destroyed its cities,
Who did not open the house of his prisoners?’
PRAY FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO PUT THEIR FAITH IN YESHUA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
BUT IF THEY ARE “LEFT BEHIND” THEY WILL RECOGNIZE THE ANTICHRIST AND TURN TO YESHUA.