Compiled By Daniel Lane From The Writings Of Father David
Propaganda, The Devil’s Lies!
Verse 21: 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.
So this detailed description of the Antichrist begins here in the 21st verse: “a vile person,” in other words an evil person, a liar, he works deceitfully, he’s very clever, he deceives the people, he lies to them with powerful persuasion‚ the war of words, the war of ideology, the war of ideas, the war of propaganda, the war of infiltration.
He takes over the hearts & minds of the people with a beautiful mask of peace and so called freedom and social uplift, but underneath is the cold, hard, cruel, iron, fiendish, demonic power of Satan himself!—Fulfilling the Scripture, “Satan himself is transformed into an Angel of light,” therefore, his ministers also are transformed to appear as the ministers of righteousness. “For the words of their mouths are smoother than butter, but war is in their hearts! Their words are softer than oil, yet are they drawn swords!” (2Cor.11:14,15; Psa.55:21)
In Revelation 12:16 it says out of the mouth of the dragon (Satan) would come a flood that virtually the whole World would swallow, & it looks like they’re already rapidly swallowing, his Worldwide, atheist, anti-God propaganda.
Sad to say most of the world has forsaken the Lord & His Word, & allowed the Devil to advance through anti-God, evolutionary atheism, most so-called “Christian” nations today have turned around & denied their own faith. Even most of the churches seem to have lost their purpose & direction & are rolling backward downhill, picking up backsliding speed with every day that passes, while Anti-Christ doctrine & propaganda continues to advance & spread, steadily progressing up the spiritual mountain of the conquest of the hearts & minds & values of men.
While many Christians seem to be wandering aimlessly, having forsaken or forgotten the goals that Jesus & the Bible taught them, the Antichrists keep driving forward & progressing with determination & a purpose & a goal, an ideology. They have faith in what they’re doing & they know where they’re going & they’re getting there, like it or not! Whereas much of the Christian World has abandoned its faith & lost its convictions & is in absolute confusion!
“By peace shall he destroy many!” (Dan.8:25) when the Antichrist takes over the world & establishes his worldwide kingdom, his worldwide anti-god government, his worldwide Antichrist world government, he says, “peace & safety!” everything’s going to be peaceful & safe now. Everything’s going to be secure, prosperity on earth, everybody’s going to have plenty & my kingdom’s going to be a kingdom of heaven on earth, peace & safety!”
The Antichrist Fights A War To Gain Power: Yea, He Is The Prince Of The Covenant!
Verse 22: And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, (he is) also the prince of the covenant.
Stubborn nations that refuse to “submit to the yoke” of this modern “King of Babylon” (Jer.27), “with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, & shall be broken.” He gets his start with peaceful propaganda, but in the long run he takes over some by force.
First he has taken over peacefully & with flatteries, claiming to be so self-righteous & peaceful, assumption of power with flattery. Flattering the people, “people power” blah, blah! but now that he’s in power, then he suddenly seizes it! by force, by the threat of violence, enforcing his power by arms!
He just snuck in with flattery & supposedly peaceably, etc, but now that he’s in power, he’s seizing them now by force of arms. And if that show of force doesn’t sound like war, I don’t know what is! like a flood of arms, it says, arms as a flood, overflown! The picture is a flood of force flowing over the land until it’s broken! It sure sounds like war to me!
Whether it’s political warfare, economic warfare or military warfare!—No country of this World which is in the hands of the Devil can get into power without fighting, as the Devil himself said, “for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it” (Luk.4:6), & he gives it to those who fight his wars & go his way & do his dirty-work! And that’s the way every major power or nation or dictator or king or whoever it is has gotten into power! They have seldom done it without violence.
So he fights a war to get into power to make the covenant & it is only natural & it is history that at the end of a war they usually make a treaty. In fact, the treaty is usually imposed on the loser by the winner, & the Antichrist obviously wins this war in the 22nd verse. So then it calls him the prince of the covenant, which seems to imply that the covenant is made at this time at the end of that war.
“Yea, (he’s) also the prince of the covenant!” this is literally what this passage means. It does not mean, “yea, also the prince of the covenant” is broken. Hebrew is a very funny language‚ & there is a lot of difficulty in translation & no punctuation. In the original not even the words are divided, much less chapters & verses! so the writer just stops & says, “Yea, also the prince of the covenant.” So to you & me in the English, it looks & sounds like it means that the prince of the covenant was overthrown too! ahhhh! he too was broken! but this is impossible! if you make that interpretation of this passage‚ then you belie all the other passages & their interpretation regarding the prince of the covenant.
Now, what the writer here is trying to bring out is that he is not only doing all these things, but this is also the guy we have been talking about in all these other scriptures!: this is the guy who is also the prince of the covenant! he is the one that’s going to make & break the covenant. It’s just reaffirming, it’s making a proclamation, a statement. The Lord is really saying, “This is the prince of the Covenant I’m talking about.”
We know it is because the prince of the covenant does not end there! you’ve got to be logical, you’ve got to be a little reasonable, mathematical. If that’s the end of the prince of the covenant, if he completely broke him down, then where’s the Antichrist & how come the covenant still follows here & it goes on & he breaks the covenant later & all the rest of it? He is the prince of the covenant, he is the one that makes the covenant. So how can he be broken until Jesus actually comes, & not finally until the battle of Armageddon?
I’m just showing you how unreasonable it is to interpret that, that the prince of the covenant is broken here, just because it sounds like it. I’m sorry! lots of places in the Bible it sounds like something, but because of old english or a peculiarity of language, etc., you’ve got to be reasonable, you’ve gotta compare scripture with scripture, you have to make sure that you understand the context. And if that verse 22 means the prince of the covenant also is broken, then the whole rest of the chapter is out of kilter & out of line completely and doesn’t even make sense!
So it does not mean that the prince of the covenant is broken at that time, it simply means that he is the prince of the covenant, he is the one that makes the covenant, & the covenant is not even broken until much later, & the prince of the covenant is not broken until the very end, the battle of Armageddon. I might say that his power is pretty well broken at the coming of Christ, the departure of all the saints, etc., & by that time he’s having nothing but trouble.
So this is the same as the prince that shall come of (Daniel 9:26-27 the Antichrist.) “and he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week,” meaning seven years. Then we’re finding out that in the 22nd verse of Daniel 11 it’s talking about this prince of the covenant, very clear.
The Antichrist Makes A League (Covenant) In Order To Gain More Power By Peace!
Verse 23: And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
How therefore can he be overthrown? This shows you clearly as anything that the prince of the covenant can’t be the one who is overthrown! He can’t be broken here, he can’t be killed here, he can’t be the one that is overthrown here (as he is in the end, Dan.8:25 & 11:45), because a league is made with him here, & he continues to work deceitfully to take over the whole world! Now this shows you how easily you can be led astray by misunderstanding one little line in the Bible, not even a chapter nor a verse nor even a clause nor a sentence‚ just one phrase! In fact, it’s hardly even a phrase, it’s just a declaration of him as being the prince of the covenant!
It’s after the Antichrist makes the covenant that he becomes powerful & rules the world. So I’m inclined to believe that this league also means the covenant, it’s the same idea. A league means partnership, deal, union, treaty, pact, bond, alliance or covenant, something that’s agreed upon together. He made a league with him some kind of binding agreement. Well, that’s a covenant‚ isn’t it? ok.
So to get the world together, he has to make some kind of covenant, a pact or treaty or contract to persuade them that this is the best thing to do to solve our problems. What he is waiting for is any kind of trouble where the people become dissatisfied & are willing to fight for better wages, fight for food, fight for better living conditions. So He can step in & take advantage of the situation: “You follow me & Ill feed you & Ill clothe you etc.. I’ll pull you out of your financial worries, Ill save you, & we’ll prevent an atomic war by getting together & making this league or covenant.” get it?
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week” (Dan.9:27), meaning seven years. The Antichrist here comes on the scene with a 7–year pact to reign seven years. It’ll be the smartest piece of politicking & diplomacy ever engineered! Anybody who could solve the seemingly unsolvable problem of Israel & to whom it belongs & who should be there & who shouldn’t—outside of the Lord—it would certainly take satanic wisdom & genius to do it! and apparently, according to God’s word, the Lord is going to allow Satan to give the Antichrist the wisdom to do so, & the whole world will wonder after him! (Rev.13:3)
He works deceitfully, in which he promises the world peace, religious freedom, Jerusalem internationalised & no more war between the Jews & the Arabs & the Christians & all this, & he promises’m everything. This then finally gives the Jews their golden opportunity to rebuild their temple & restore its sacrificial worship! They work out some kind of a compromise with the other religions‚ & this is the only way it could ever be done‚ because the Arabs would never allow it otherwise. It has to be done by a fourth party, a world political government, to make a compromise which is generally accepted as the covenant spoken of in the Bible prophecies of Daniel time & time again. In which Jerusalem is established as an international city belonging to the whole world & not just the world’s 3 major religions. He gets all the world’s religions to cooperate at first by giving them all religious freedom in Jerusalem to practice all their religions. This would include the re-establishment by the jews of their temple in Jerusalem!—for which they already have plans & materials!
So he makes the covenant as a world peace treaty & everything is going fine, he’s going to make everybody happy & have world peace until he’s finally got everything firmly in his grip. But after the league (covenant) he works deceitfully, he becomes strong with a small people & he grabs things like nobody has ever done before, even peaceably.
He will persuade the “small people” He’ll say, “Grab everything, you should own everything, you should run everything!”—The small people, the labourers, the common people, the poor who usually don’t really have the training or experience to run everything. But this master of propaganda will deceive them & convince them that they can do it. He will preach “you don’t have to have leaders, you can be your own leaders, dictatorship of the proletariat”, which means the dictatorship of the people. “You are the captain of your soul‚ the master of your fate! But, what he really means is‚ “Get rid of your present leaders, & we’ll be your new leaders!” Of course, the one who really intends on running everything is the one that is persuading the “small people” the Antichrist. He will be an absolute dictator who rules over the so-called “liberated” labourers & common people with an iron hand!
“He shall work deceitfully” this 7 year covenant is the biggest lie he ever told because right in the middle of the seven years, the biggest promise he made, this seven-years covenant, he breaks it right in the middle. (Dan.9:27) So he’s deceitful, right? If you break a promise you’re a liar, if you don’t keep your vow, you’re deceitful. If you promise people something you don’t intend to fulfil, that’s deceiving them, isn’t it? The Antichrist gets in power by flattering them, telling them something that’s not true, that he’s gonna do this & he’s gonna do that & he’s gonna keep his promise–but as soon as he gets strong enough he will break it, in Daniel 8 it says there came forth a “little horn” (Antichrist) which started off small but eventually “waxed exceeding great, even to the host of heaven, yea; he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down” (Dan.8:9-11)
The Antichrist Promises To Rich & Poor!
Verse 24: 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.
“Enter peaceably upon the fattest places of the province.” Well, I’d say, that’s a better way to enter than to come in shooting like the Americans do! Better to persuade them to surrender, better to persuade them to keep the peace.
What is one of the greatest economic problems of the World today in nearly every country?—The rich own most of the land. A very small minority of people own a very large majority of the land. And a very very large majority of “small people” have little or no land. So this is one of his stock economic policies: To take the land away from the rich & divide it amongst the poor! “Here I am, I’m not your enemy, I’m your friend! I’m here to liberate you & share the wealth and divvy up the land & throw out your rich tyrannical oppressive colonial rulers & I’m going to save you!”
“And do that which his fathers have not done.” Now this is speaking, of course, of the Antichrist himself, “nor his fathers’ fathers, shall scatter among them the prey, & the spoil, & riches.” Very few world conquerors, kings, tyrants & invaders have come into a country & then divided the land & divided the riches amongst the people of the country, taken it away from the rich & given it to the poor. Very few have ever done that, it’s been a rare rare thing.
Not many of their fathers or their fathers’ fathers ever did it. What most conquerors did, they came in & slaughtered both rich & poor & took all the wealth & the riches for themselves & took it home with them. But this kind of conqueror is going to scatter the prey, divide the spoil (the lands and riches), something very unusual that has not usually been done before. They’re going to divide it up, take away from the rich & give to the poor. Well, that sounds like a pretty good idea, not too bad, but they do it without God, that’s the trouble.
It’s the Devil’s own system, the Devil’s own trying to be like God. He’s going to be fair, he’s going to be righteous, he’s going to take it away from these oppressive rich & give it to the poor, & he’s going to be more fair than God!–or pretend to be! He’s going to be better to the poor than God, he’s going to be better & more fair & more peaceable than God & God’s people who have largely oppressed the poor & tyrannised the world. It was the U.S.A. who dropped the first atom bombs and they weren’t satisfied with dropping one, wiping out one whole city full of babies & women & children & old men, but also another city.
Here the christians, the supposed right people, are preaching the wrong message, capitalism. Here the Antichrist, is preaching the right message, socialism, share the wealth, be good to the poor, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, house them, give them schools, hospitals, houses, places to live, a little land. That sounds like that ought to be a good Christian doctrine. It was the doctrine and practice of the early church (Acts 2:44,45 & 4:34,35), it was what they taught & practiced & lived. Genuine, true communism, a genuine socialism, a genuine sharing the wealth.
Well, now along comes the Devil’s people who hate God & preach against Christ, & yet they’re preaching the Christian message of sharing the wealth, socialism–the wrong people preaching the right message. Of course they’re going to win the people with the right message! Professing noble ideals, he will attract & win a lot of idealistic dreamy-minded people, many of whom are genuinely concerned about helping the poor, bettering World conditions, etc. Of course they’re going to flatter them with the right message & win them peaceably with the right message & method, even if they’re the wrong people!
But here are the capitalists, the christians, supposed to be the right people who are supposed to love God & Jesus, but they’re preaching the wrong message! They’re not preaching share the wealth, divvy up the land & give it to the poor, they’re not preaching feed the starving. They’re not preaching let’s all of us rich give our wealth away & help feed the poor & house them & clothe them & build them hospitals & school & things like that, are they? Here are the christians, the capitalists, who are not preaching the right message. They’re preaching a selfish message of capitalism, selfishness, get-rich-quick, to hell with the poor, damn the little guy & let’s keep it all to ourselves, like the U.S.A. & even rich western Europe.
“Yea, & he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.” The Antichrist will be so smart & demon- possessed, Devil-possessed that he’ll be the Devil in person. He’ll be a man with the Devil himself inside of him when he takes over, & the Devil’s pretty smart. He can tell fortunes a lot of times, tell people what’s going to happen, because he’s already read it in the Bible. He can tell things that are going to happen because God’s already spoken it by his prophets. He’ll forecast, he will predict, that means to say ahead of time what he’s going to do. He’s going to say we’re going to conquer the whole world, we’re going to take it over away from those rich stinkin’ capitalists who have nearly wrecked the world!
So, he’s going to forecast his devices against the strongholds, & what’s one of the strongest holds today? It’s a hole, alright, it’s a pit!–the U.S.A., America! A pit of the Devil & all his devices. A strong hold, very strong, but not strong enough for the Antichrist because he’s gonna forecast (prophecy) his devices, he’s gonna say what he’s gonna do, then go do it!
So the Antichrist marches in for peace & lies to the people. He’s going to say it’s all for peace, & in a way it’s true, he’s trying to establish a peace wherein he rules, of course, his kind of peace, & power to the people, & obtains it with flatteries. Until finally with all this he conquers the world, this is the way he’s coming in & conquering things & conquering countries by telling the people the truth, even at the same time he’s deceiving them, telling people the right thing & doing the right thing for them at the same time he’s preaching against God & against Christ.
He promises the poor, “I’m going to save you, so you don’t starve to death!” then he promises the rich, “I’m going to save you & your wealth & your riches, save your economic system, if you just let me reign & rule & do it the way I say!” get it? He promises everybody everything that he knows they want. This is his big appeal to the masses of the world! He knows that, in order to take over the world he has to convince the poor, the labouring man, in order to get his warriors & his soldiers & his fighters & his infiltrators, his fifth columnists, his traitors! He had to persuade the poor & the labouring man who are millions, & then he will get a lot of votes.
A religion of the Devil‚ their idea is: “We are going to enforce brotherly love & share the wealth & one day create the perfect Utopian society, blah blah blah!” That’s their big propaganda line, the big lie! These supposed unselfish goals can never be achieved without the Love of God in the hearts of men. It was God’s Love that inspired & empowered the first Christians of the Early Church to “distribute their possessions unto every man according as he had need.” (Acts 4:34,35) Such voluntary sharing of the wealth with those in need can only come through the Lord‚ Who said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive!—And as you would want men to do to you, even so do the same to them.” (Acts 20:35; Mat.7:12)
To truly change the systems & governments of Man you must change Man himself & his evil heart‚ something only God can do! Otherwise, you will only have revolution after revolution, war upon war, regime after regime —all in vain! Without the Love of God, the heart of Man is still evil & you’ll never have real love & compassion for the poor!
But they do it all without God. In other words, “we are going to be god.” The worship of the material and of man and of the government. It’s a religion of self-righteousness, With the cardinal principle that man is his own god—self-worship. This is the ultimate in blasphemy, or speaking against God! This is the very same thing Satan said to himself: “I will be like the most high.” (Is.14:14)
The Antichrist War With The King Of The South!
Verse 25: 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.
Now he has managed to get into considerable power he starts to show his true colours‚ he shall stir up his power against the king of the south with a great army; & the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle”—against him in other words—”with a very great & mighty army; but he”—the king of the south—”shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him. First of all he fights the king of the south, so what does that indicate he’s the king of, & later definitely calls him king of the north! (Dan.11:40) and generally this man is spoken of throughout bible prophecy as being from the north. In Ezekiel he is spoken of and called Gog, the chief prince of Magog (Russia), Meshech (Moscow) and tubal (Tobolsk). It says “in the latter years” he shall gather a great army and shall “come from thy place out of the north parts, against the mountains of Israel.” (Ezk. 38:2,8,15)
And who is the king of the south right now, or they think they’re the king of the south? They think they’re the biggest & the most powerful & the smartest & the richest & that they’re going to run the whole mideast because they’ve got the U.S. behind them Israel, It is apparent that any attempt by the King of the north to move into the U.S.’S “little darling” Israel would bring about an immediate direct confrontation between the superpowers.”Israel is American & the Israelis are Americans!”
Do you know who runs Israel? do you know who supports Israel? Do you know who funds Israel or Israel would have been long gone, sunk, bankrupt & overcome by the Arabs?—the U.S.A.! The king of the south is the one who runs the south & the one who really runs Israel.
The king of Israel today is not a president or prime minister of Israel, the king of Israel is the president of the United States! —because the president of the United States & the U.S. could break Israel in a day! If they’d stop sending all that money & all those arms to Israel, Israel would have long ago been overcome. If it were not for the promised protection & the manifest protection of the United States, Israel could not have won a single war with the Arabs. It was because the U.S. shipped in all kinds of officers, material, arms, tanks, guns, planes, weapons, everything that Israel had to fight with! That’s why Israel wins its wars. So who’s the king of the south‚ of Israel?—the president of the United States! So when the Antichrist starts to turn on the Jews, who’s going to be helping Israel fight him?—the U.S.A.! In fact‚ there are going to be quite a few kings of the south down there fighting together with Israel even Egypt & some of the kings of the west are going to fight together with Israel.
So this is probably a war between Russia, the king of the north, & the king or kings of the south, which can only be the mideast, led by Israel. And Israel, being the head, is the king of the south. If you ask me‚ Israel today is also the king of the west, running the U.S. & Europe! So the king of the south has lots of allies. “A very great & mighty army,” he says. Well, in spite of this very great army the king of the south musters up, the king of the north wins! Now that takes a war!
Remember, right now the Antichrist’s of the world are doing everything they can to bring about the Antichrist government & put him in power, their Antichrist, their supreme lord, their messiah & by this time the covenant has been made & they think they have arrived! they have got their man in place & he has brought peace to the world & peace between the religions, guaranteed their religious freedom & guaranteed their right to build the temple on the holy mount in Jerusalem, & they think they’ve got it made! But all of a sudden there’s trouble! he doesn’t like the way they’re trying to run things & run him & run the world! “For they shall forecast devices against him.” He’s going to be able to prophesy against the king of the south & forecast what they’re going to do. They’re going to forecast, foretell, tell ahead of time, tell before. Foretell is to tell before what they’re going to do. Because one of these days very soon he’s going to run it himself & the Devil’s going to run him, & he’s going to take himself out of the hands of these Antichrist’s! and this is apparently one of the first wars even before the covenant is completely broken in which he has trouble with them & fights a war with them. In fact‚ obviously it’s a war in which he must win. What does it say? How is the king of the south defeated?—by traitors!
The King Of The South Is Betrayed By Traitors!
Verse 26: Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.
Traitors‚ in other words, spies the Antichrist apparently had that helped him forecast their devices. The very ones who were pretending to be fighting with the Israelis (eating of their meat) are going to turn traitor on them & destroy them! “and his army shall overflow & many shall fall down slain.”
The End Shall Be At The Time Appointed!
Verse 27: 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.
These world leaders are going to meet there at one table, etc., probably trying to reinstitute the Covenant, first the Antichrist comes down & defeats him (verses 25-26) but the battle isn’t over yet, the war isn’t over yet. There is a constant sort of off-&-on war between these two powers, & they’re still the same two powers all the way through the passage. Here they are now trying to settle things, that’s about all they do, these diplomats that lie for their country, unlike the soldiers who die for their country. They’re going to lie to people and each other & make promises they’re not going to fulfil. They’re going to promise to keep Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the world & everybody free & all religions acknowledge their freedom, etc.
But they’re not going to do it “for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.” That means the Covenant’s end, they think they’re going to have it forever, but God has told us it’s only going to last 7 years. (Dan.9:27) It’s like even as St.Paul predicted: “when they shall say, peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” (1.Thes.5:3) All this talking of peace is the immediate prelude to the most horrible war and destruction that the world will ever know. Man trying to bring peace, man trying to bring an international government through his own rule. God isn’t going to let any of it ever succeed! If it succeeds even temporarily it’s not going to last, not at all. Not for either superpower, because God is going to bring it all to an end.
The Antichrist’s Heart Turns Against The Holy Covenant!
Verse 28: 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.
Now we’re really speeding up here, the king of the north returns into his land with great riches, but “his heart shall be against the holy covenant,” which it sounds to me like he had made clear back in the 22nd verse! (the league.) And because the fellow apparently rebelled against him, rebelled against the agreement they had made, the covenant, now the Antichrist thinks an evil thought and his heart is turning against the covenant. Here it’s just assuming that you already know that he’s made a covenant. It speaks of it before back in the 9th chapter.
Although this covenant has got to be between the Jews & the Arabs & the Muslims & Christians, etc., that’s speaking religiously. But between political powers, there has also got to be some kind of agreement between these superpowers before there can be any kind of peace or any kind of covenant or any kind of agreement. They’ll probably include all the other little nations & there’ll be some kind of signing at the U.N. or something to pretend to even make it a general agreement of the whole world, blah blah! but the major powers that have to sign the covenant are the king of the north & the king of the south to have any kind of peace. Through this covenant somehow he is going to get the upper hand & the world is going to proclaim him as their saviour & as a solver of the problems, & therefore he is going to become virtually the ruler of the world! Doesn’t that make him pretty rich if he owns the world? isn’t that clear? He comes into power through the covenant.
“And he shall do exploits, and return to his own land‚” the land of the north, obviously, he’s going to go back triumphant, the winner. They probably have some kind of parade to welcome him home back in his own land to show that he was a great conqueror. In the book of Revelation it says, “who is like unto the beast? (Antichrist) who is able to make war with him?” (13:4) In the ways of the world, might is right‚ and war is the ultimate of all man’s endeavours; man at his best is man at his worst, which is war. This guy is the top warmonger! and everybody worships him for it. But that’s not going to be the end, he’s going to come back again. He’ll do exploits & then return to his own land. Because, what does the 29th verse say?
The Antichrist Goes Back Down To The South!
Verse 29: At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
All right! He got all his riches & wealth & conquests & he goes back rich. But then he comes back again at the time appointed, we don’t know how he returns right there. It just says it isn’t like he did before (verse 25) & it’s not going to be like he’s going to do later, but he’s going to come back.
His heart has already turned against the Covenant & he’s already working with the people against the Covenant, & he’s working against the other superpower which is apparently trying to stand pat by the Covenant. Because if there’s anything guaranteed in that Covenant, it’s privileges & things to the Jews. Because if there are any people on Earth that the Antichrist is going to have to make peace with to get anywhere, it’s with the Jews & the United States & the West. This time when he comes back it’s gonna be different. Why is it going to be different? 30th verse.
Britain And America Issue Their Diplomatic Protests!
Verse 30: 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.
Now the Antichrist is very angry with Israel & its allies, first of all his heart is against the holy covenant anyhow. Apparently his heart’s not in it from the beginning, really, it’s just a farce & a fake & a phoney & hypocrisy. It’s a compromise which he doesn’t really believe in, but he only makes it in order to have a temporary peace to get into a stronger position of power. He goes home very rich with all these riches that he’s gotten, but then he comes back again in fury against the covenant. Obviously it’s not working‚ at least not working his way.
So the king of the south begins to see that they are losing ground & he is gaining ground & becoming powerful & mighty, they see their last chance is to declare war! They help to break the covenant, really. They break the covenant, & that’s one reason he turns on the covenant & these other covenant makers.
Now the ships of Chittim come out full force which symbolise both Cyprus & Greece, the biggest British & U.S. air bases in the mideast! So here the British & the Americans are going to help with air ships, which is obviously the greatest help they always give to Israel. In every one of Israel’s wars they have poured munitions & planes into Israel by means of tremendous air armadas sent from both Britain & America to Israel. So here the significance of this particular name is Britain “& all the young lions thereof” as we’ll find out over in Ezekiel 38 shall cry out against him: “what are you doing down here, Russia? what are you doing down here in the middle east taking over Israel & Jerusalem & everything! we protest!” and they try to come up & start a war against them to take it back.
“Therefore he shall be grieved & return & have indignation (fury, anger) against the holy covenant, so shall he do. In other words, “they don’t want to keep it? all right. They agreed to it, they want to fight, I’ll give’m a fight! if they want a war, I’ll give’m a war!” Instead of accepting his domination & his rule‚ he ends up having some problems with them, some resistance. So he says, “I’ve had enough trouble out of you so let’s just break the covenant!” “He shall even return & have intelligence (or carry on spy work) with them that forsake the holy covenant.” There are going to be some people who are also going to agree with him, that they ought to break the covenant. That means he has some spies! He’s spying on these religionists so he can overthrow the covenant. And he comes back & he sides with the people that are against the covenant.
The Antichrist’s Second War With The King Of The South, Breaking The Covenant, Abomination Of Desolation Set Up!
Verse 31: 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.
He comes back, he works with the people who are working against the covenant‚ & it says that “arms shall stand on his part.” In other words, he has the greatest arms strength & is able to enforce his will now.
So by this time the Jewish temple’s already been built & the Jews have started sacrificing again, now here comes the breaking of the covenant & all the filthy events that follow. “They shall pollute the sanctuary of strength‚” this can only mean the rebuilt temple at Jerusalem. “And shall take away the daily sacrifice”—which they have re-instituted on the altar out in front of the temple. “And they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate”—here’s the image of the beast! Here comes the mid-point of the 7 years!—which is specifically mentioned by Jesus as the beginning of the tribulation. (Mat.24:15)
So he becomes so angry that he breaks the covenant, and commands all the world to worship him as god! He commands that all that will not worship him shall be killed & that everyone should receive the mark of the beast, 666, in their hand or in their forehead or they’ll not be able to buy or sell! (Rev.13:15-18.) He decides the only way to bring peace is to abolish all religions & to set up his own religion. He says, “worship me! worship my statue, my big idol of me!”–& he sets up the abomination of desolation “the abomination which maketh desolate, the image of the beast!” (Dan.9:27,11:31;Rev.13:14-15)
And at that time Michael the Archangel stands up in the spirit world to fight Satan‚ who is then “cast out into the earth … having great wrath … and he persecuted the woman (the church)… for a time and times and half a time”—or 3 1/2 years, the time of the Great tribulation (Dan 7:25; 12:7; Rev 11:2-3; 12:6,14; 13:5). This is when the Antichrist will become totally possessed by Satan, literally becoming the Devil in the flesh.
Revelation says “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God. … and it was given him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them.” (Rev.13:6,7) and there are so many of these scriptures that are identical to Daniel’s prophecies about this same period. (See Ezk.38-39; Mat.24; Mk.13; Lu.21; 1Cor.15; 1Thes.4-5; 2Thes.2; Rev.11-19 and Daniel 2-12 etc…) Why would God devote almost two entire books, plus multitudes of other prophecies throughout the Bible, just to these few years of the Endtime? do you think he doesn’t want us to be deceived along with the rest of the world? Do you think he wants us to be prepared?
“And power was given him over all kindreds (races), and tongues (languages)‚ and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him‚ whose names are not written in the book of life of the lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Rev.13:7‚8) Do you “dwell upon the earth” or is your “conversation (life) in heaven”? (Ph.3:20) are you written in the lamb’s book of life? Are you one of the saved whose names are written in heaven? (Lk.10:20) It’s either Jesus or the Devil—take your choice—’cause that’s what it’s gonna come to. “If any man have an ear, let him hear.” (Rev.13:9)
Jesus said, speaking of the tribulation, “except that the lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elects’ sake (or the saints)‚ whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.” (Mk.13:20)—3-1/2 years and no longer! A time of trouble such as was not since the world began, and never will be ever again, it’s going to be the worst hour in the world’s history, but it’s just going to be a little while, 3 1/2 years thank God!
This “covenant” is mentioned six times in the Bible. The first, according to Daniel 9:27, he makes the covenant. Second, according to Daniel 11:22‚ he is the prince of the covenant, again confirmation that he has made this covenant. Third, his heart is against the covenant, Daniel 11:28. Fourth, he has indignation against the covenant‚ Daniel 11:30. Fifth, he works secretly with spies against the covenant, also Daniel 11:30. And Sixth, he corrupts with flatteries those who do wickedly against the covenant‚ Daniel 11:32.
Now it goes on & talks about the Tribulation in the next few verses & how the Antichrist makes himself to be god. The total description of the Antichrist to the ultimate, plain as day! It couldn’t be anybody else but the Antichrist! And it talks about all the things he does—rules over many, divides the land for gain, etc.
So there are 2 wars in the first 3 1/2 years and one here when he breaks the covenant! right in the middle of his reign. One war puts him into power, the 22nd verse. Then he has a battle with the king of the south in the 25th verse. And then he gets mad about the covenant because apparently they’re not keeping it‚ & he comes down & breaks the covenant & sets up the abomination of desolation! in the 31st verse making a total of 3 wars so far.
Then Shall Be Great Tribulation Such As Was Not Since The Beginning Of The World!
Verse 32: 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.
Now we hear all about the tribulation, persecution, etc., and we hear about the character & the personality of the Antichrist. He’s going to win a lot of friends & there are going to be a lot of people who agree with him. “These religions that cause trouble all through history for thousands of years, these Jews are always troublemakers, leading the pack, let’s get rid of them!” so he’s going to stir up the wicked & the godless & the atheists & the evolutionists to fight all the religions, “such as do wickedly.”
He’ll corrupt them with flatteries. He’ll flatter them & say, “well, I believed in evolution all the time. I knew there was no God all the time, I was just trying to let these religions try to make peace, but you can’t get these religionists to ever make peace, they’re always fighting & always warrin’, so I just flattered them but I’m gonna flatter you now.” But, what? what’s the next part of the verse?
“The people that do know their God shall be strong, & do exploits!” The people who really know Jesus & really know the Lord are going to be strong!–in spite of the Antichrist, in spite the image of the beast, standing there, a great computerised idol, statue of the Antichrist. “You mean that in spite of all that persecution & that computerised image ordering everybody that doesn’t worship him to be killed & everybody to wear the mark of the beast in their forehead or their hand? you mean in spite of that we’re going to be able to be strong & do exploits?” yes! We who know God at that time will be stronger than ever before, doing exploits, great and mighty works such as we never dreamed of!
Verse 33: 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.
There are going to be lots of people then, who wouldn’t read the Bible, who wouldn’t study bible prophecy, who wouldn’t pay any attention to what we said, all of a sudden they’re going to be very much interested; people are going to be ready for it then! they’re going to want it then, they’re going to want the truth then, they’re going to want the Gospel then. We will have to then instruct many without the buildings, organisations and leaders we once had, maybe even without our Bibles. So now while you still have time‚ prepare yourself by studying and memorising his Word until it is deep in your heart that you’ll never forget it!
And here it talks about the persecution of the Christians, Some of us shall fall during this Great persecution and die as martyrs, but God will help us and be with us. Many shall have miraculous manifestations at the time of their martyrdom to show the evil forces that God is with them even though they died.
“They shall fall by the sword & by flame & captivity & spoil many days.” He’s going to really persecute the Christians, He’s going to try to wipe us all out because we’re telling the truth‚ we’re exposing him. We’re telling who he really is. He pretends to be the Messiah, he pretends to be the Saviour of the World, but we’re telling the World he is the Antichrist, he’s the Devil in the flesh, the Devil in person! He is the Devil! We are going to go through this Great tribulation and come forth as gold tried in the furnace of affliction and persecution. That’s why God is going to let it happen to us: “to try us and purge us and make us white.” Until when? “the time of the end!” “for unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him‚ but also to suffer for his sake.” (Phil.1:29)
Verse 34: Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
When some are going to fall, we’re going to be helped with a little help. Maybe not an awful lot of help, but at least a little help. And when you get a little help from Jesus, let me tell you, that’s all the help you need! “just a little talk with Jesus will make all right!”
“But many shall cleave to them with flatteries.” Many will cleave to some of our groups with flatteries, pretending to be one of us in order to spy on us that they might seek us out and destroy us. There will be spies & there will be false prophets, watch out, even in your midst. Many so-called Christians today have already been corrupted by the flatteries and lying promises of the Devil.
Verse 35: 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.
Even some of the teachers & leaders & those of understanding, Christians all around the world who love Jesus & are teaching the Bible & preaching the gospel at that time, even some of them are going to be slain & killed & persecuted & fall down dead, in the flesh. Here’s the persecution‚ there are the terrors of the tribulation, to try them, to test their faith & see if they’re willing to die for Jesus! see if they’re willing to witness in spite of the Antichrist & his kingdom.
Those days are going to be days that try men’s souls & you’re going to be purified, cleansed of all this foolishness & impurities of the life that you’re living for yourself, selfishly, & you’ll be made white. God’s going to purify you. God’s going to send the very flames of hell & the atom bombs & the tribulation of the Devil to purge you & purify you & make you white, thank God for that! thank God for the tribulation! it’s gonna cause a lot of people to wake up & get back to the lord & his will & witnessing & serving him & willing to die for him! thank God for that! Don’t worry this tribulation wont last forever it’s just going to be a little while, 3 1/2 years, thank God! He hath shortened the days “because the end is yet for a time appointed” “therefore Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) (Heb.10:23)
The Antichrist Speaks Great Things Against God, To Blaspheme His Name!
Verse 36: 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.
The Antichrist is gonna magnify himself way up high & make himself bigger, above every god! Now notice they spell that word god with just a little “g” & not a big “G” Because just little gods is all he can magnify himself above! He’s bigger than any other gods! but he can’t magnify himself or make himself bigger than our God, He tries to though! Look what he does: “He shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods.” The Antichrist tries to magnify himself above every god, but he can’t get above our God. So what does he do? He speaks marvellous things against the God of gods.
All he can do is talk against God because he can’t make himself higher or bigger or more powerful than our God. He may say he doesn’t believe in God, but he knows, & he will even know that his time is short. If you want to find anybody that believes in God, ask the Devil! If you want to know whether God exists or not, ask his demons! “even the devils believe & tremble” God’s Word says! (Jam.2:19) So what does he do? He just speaks marvellous things against Him, terrible things! “And he shall prosper” He’ll grow & have more & more power & do better & better & worse & worse “until the indignation be accomplished.” Until God gets mad! When God gets angry, that’s the indignation! And the Antichrist is going to continue to prosper until the indignation be accomplished, until God gets so mad at him He destroys him! That’s how God accomplishes His indignation, His wrath! That’s another name for it, the Wrath of God! And we’re told that the Wrath of God is poured out on the Antichrist in Revelation chapter 16, & he’s destroyed along with the Devil that empowers him! “and that that is determined shall be done!” when God is determined to do something, He’s gonna do it, “Not one shall lack her mate” (Is. 34:16), not one prophecy shall be without fulfilment, every single one will be fulfilled, & everything God has ever said, He’s going to do it & it will happen! When God determines to do something, when He decides to do something, when He’s determined to do something, “it is done!” (Rev.16:17)
The Antichrist Will Magnify Himself Above All!
Verse 37: 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.
Did his fathers have a God? ah-ha! so he must have come from some kind of a family that used to worship God. Well, here’s an indication he might be Jewish. “Neither shall he regard the desire of women.” I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a homo! That’s one of the worst kinds of an abomination to God, homosexuality, sodomy, for which he wiped out not only cities, but whole nations, & even cast out Israel from their land because he hated that sin so much & he knew that they would be the greatest practisers of it in the whole world! (Rev.11:8) “men with men working that which is unseemly.” (Rom.1:27) sodomy, homosexuality.
It says the Antichrist is not going to regard the desire of women so I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a homo! or he is so sold out to his cause that he doesn’t need women—married to his work, as they say. Or he doesn’t regard the desire of women according to Gen.3:16, “unto the woman he (God) said… thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” This latter disregard would result in the so-called equality of the sexes, something that has never happened in all world history until this generation. In fact‚ this whole idea is nothing new and was stolen right out of the Bible, God’s plan of true communism, where in Christ Jesus “there is neither male nor female.” (Gal.3:28)
“Nor regard any god.” Sounds like he’s saying the women are gods. Well, the way some people worship women, women are some men’s gods! “for he shall magnify himself above all.” He is going to magnify himself above gods, women, everything, & he’s going to say, “I’m the one, above me there’s no other, nothing greater than me, worship me!”
Image Of The Beast The God Of Forces!
Verse 38: 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.
Now, somebody got a little bit of a misnomer here, when it just got through saying he shall not regard the God of his fathers nor any god, etc., “But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces” & it spells it with a capital “G”!–yet it just got through saying he wouldn’t honour God! so this god shouldn’t be capitalised here in the 38th verse because it is not our God, & the only god we capitalise is the true God, and he’s not going to honour that God, so this god of forces being spoken of here couldn’t possibly be the true God. But he is going to honour the god of forces, a god whom his fathers knew not, so it couldn’t be our God that we spell with a capital “G”!
He shall honour the god of forces, & a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold & silver & with precious stones & pleasant things.” Now what god do you think that’ll be? I thought he already proclaimed himself to be god, but he honours a god, a god of forces, & gives that god gold, silver, precious stones & pleasant things! what god is that? (the image of the beast!) every religion has idols & gods of some kind, but he abandons all these & all other gods & images & everything & he now honours this one god that he has made, he has this god, this idol made. “a god whom his fathers knew not”–with gold, silver & precious stones!
Did you know that computers & nearly all super electronic equipment today require these precious metals? gold is used in their circuits & electronics. Gold, silver & precious stones! Gems, Crystals, Diamonds etc. Man has always had his idols throughout the years‚ & now these idols of wood & stone & metal etc are supposedly debunked. But science is now going to create idols which can think & act & move & make decisions, & this one is going to rule the world! man will have finally created his own god that can actually talk & speak & make decisions, etc.—the image of the beast‚ Revelation 13!
The one thing these computers lack is, in a sense‚ a soul, a conscious spirit. But these devils will have the power to give these computers spirits who will then control them. Man is now creating machinery which will be versatile enough & sensitive enough that it can be controlled by evil spirits. In Daniel 8 it says “he (Antichrist) shall cause craft to prosper in his hand” it says here that this fierce king will cause “craft” (scientific witchcraft) to prosper in his hand. But today the whole world has been so de-spiritualised and de-religionised that they will no longer accept anything “spiritual” or “religious” as being “scientific” or true. However‚ the Devil, in the Antichrist, is going to demonstrate his supernatural power by explaining that the power is purely “scientific”, and that he’s only using “scientific” power! people are not willing to accept the explanation God has already given in the Bible for these spiritual realities, but are trying to find some other explanations! they will find an answer eventually, and it’s going to be satanic! but they’re going to have very scientific ways to try to explain it all!
So man is now creating computers so sensitive that demons now will be able to run them, because they’ll be so sensitive they’ll be sufficiently sensitive to be responsive to demonic thought & intelligence & power in the spiritual world. Machines that man is creating, run by intelligent demons to make it possible for the Devil & his demons to control the world.
It’s just as though the government will be turned over to this thing to run the world, under, of course, the control of the Antichrist. They will finally make themselves a new idol, a scientific idol they can worship, smarter than man himself!—the ultimate of the tree of the knowledge of good & evil, all the combined knowledge of mankind & history & science & all in one super–computer robot! This image of the beast will be programmed, computerised so as to know everything that man and the Devil knows in one idol, one image! In other words‚ smarter than any man on earth, think of that!—and so smart that man will turn right around & actually worship it!
See, what they’re trying to do now is claim that this is the final ultimate goal of the evolutionary system, that this particular step of evolution from man to the superior intelligence does not have to be created by his physical body, but by his mind‚ a creature of his consciousness & of his intelligence rather than a mere descendant of his physical anatomy or his biology. Imagine, one mind‚ one giant super computer which knows everything, & he makes that his god!
Here he is going to honour the power of forces, the very forces of the universe, the forces of nature that God created, the power of all powers outside of God & the devil themselves in one super computer which knows everything that man knows or has ever known, they’ll be able to combine it all in one super computer which will be the greatest intelligence ever known to man outside of God or the Devil!
Scientific Witchcraft Shall Rule Over Many!
Verse 39: 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.
“Thus shall he do in the most strong holds (in other words the strongest countries in the world) with a strange god” don’t you think that image of the beast is going to be a strange god? “whom he shall acknowledge & increase with glory: this image of his is going to have the wisdom of the ages, the knowledge of Satan, the knowledge of science, the knowledge of all mankind! all the knowledge that has ever been learned & written & developed & discovered & everything is going to be programmed into this giant super duper computer of all computers, the greatest god that man has ever made, & then man is going to fall down & worship it, his own god, made by his own hands!– no different from the heathen worshippers of idols & superstitious religions who worship idols of wood & stone, whom modern civilisation today ridicules & makes fun of, these superstitious ancient people that made idols of wood & stone & then fell down & worshipped the work of their own hands.
Man is still doing it right now! he worships the things that he makes right now, things! he worships the paper money that he makes himself! He worships the TVs & the cars & the electronic gadgets, & all these things that he has made himself. Finally he’s going to make virtually an image of himself, of man himself. An image of the man, the Antichrist, the final man, the greatest man! and man will fall down then & worship himself, literally. In worshipping this image he is worshipping himself & the work of his own hands.
“And he shall cause them to rule over many” he shall cause them, his gods in other words, all of this electronic wizardry of science to rule over many, he is going to control it all. “and shall divide the land for gain.” Well, there are a lot of meanings you can apply to that, but what does he gain by doing that?–power! by dividing others he gains power. “divide & conquer.” You divide the enemy & he fights with himself & then you conquer him.
The Antichrist Third War With The King Of The South!
Verse 40: 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.
Now we’re pinpointing the very end—”the king of the south shall push at him.” Now remember, up to this time the Antichrist has already had two wars with him‚ 25th and 31st verses and won both wars, he’s broken the covenant, set up the abomination of desolation, made himself a god & the only religion of the world, & the tribulation is in full swing. So this must be toward the end of the tribulation because the tribulation is already in progress, according to what’s said here. “At the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him.”—In other words, the king of the south again rebels against him, which as we said before is obviously‚ epitomised by Israel, because this is spoken of in other places in the Bible about this invasion of Israel from the north. (Ezekiel.38-39)
So we have another big war between north & south! The king of the south rebels against him, rises up against him—”& the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind with chariots & with horsemen & with many ships; & he shall enter into the countries, & shall overflow & pass over.” Now here he totally conquers the king of the south & the whole south. He’s going to have so many ships, so many horsemen, so many chariots, like a whirlwind he’s going to overflow all of these countries & pass over. He’s going to conquer them all. You say, “well, they don’t use horses & chariots anymore, what are you talking about?” Well, what else could the prophet say about 2500 years ago before they had tanks, huh? We still have ships, not only seaships but airships! and we’ve got gigantic chariots called tanks today which they use in warfare, & the guys who drive them are their horsemen. So he’s going to take all those forces & mighty forces far superior to theirs & he’s going to overflow these lands, with airships, seaships, chariots, lots of horsepower & all the rest!–tanks, guns, personnel carriers.
Verse 41: 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.
“And he shall enter into the glorious land”—obviously Israel—”& many countries shall be overthrown.” This is a third major invasion of Israel & the surrounding countries by the Antichrist. So this king of the north from Russia, the Antichrist, will round up all the power of the U.S.S.R. & satanic power of every kind he can get, including eastern nations that are going to help him, and as has happened to her in the past, Israel’s own cruelty & rebellion will again be repaid by a crushing defeat‚ invasion & conquest of Israel & its western tower of Babylonic capitalistic confusion. God’s word says, the Antichrist is going to come in & invade Israel & win!
But these shall escape out of his hand”—& it says those that are going to escape, apparently because they didn’t fight against him—are Edom, Moab & Ammon, which constitute Jordan today. Obviously they escape out of his hand. They couldn’t possibly escape unless he allows’m to escape, & the only reason he would allow them to escape & not have warred against them is obviously because they didn’t oppose him.
Verse 42: He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
He says Jordan will escape, but Egypt won’t escape! In other words, the other countries who sided with the King of the South or Israel, which Egypt is already doing right now with U.S. help, bought off with U.S. millions! Obviously here the Antichrist is against Egypt & conquers Egypt. He not only conquers Israel this time, he invades Egypt & takes over Egypt too.
Verse 43: 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.
Now where did Egypt get all these precious things & all this wealth suddenly & all this power suddenly, when it’s a little tiny tenth-rate nation today? who is going to back Egypt to the hilt as well as Israel when this war comes & is going to count on both Israel & Egypt to help them fight Russia in its invasion of the mideast?–the U.S. is going to put billions into it!– billions, into Egypt! but the Antichrist is just going to come down & take it over & take everything that’s left. The U.S. is going to try to make Egypt the most powerful nation in the mideast, and who’s gonna get enriched by it? neither the Egyptians nor the Americans nor the Israelis, but the Antichrist & his government!
So when he invades Egypt & takes it over, he will have the help of the Libyans & the Ethiopians who are going to be waiting on every step he makes when he walks in! When the Antichrist walks in they are going to be at his steps, meaning a place of submission, a place of subservience, a place of agreement, a place of cooperation. They’re going to be at his steps.
The Antichrist War With Eastern And Northern Nations!
Verse 44: 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.
Now, what’s the situation? he has conquered Israel, he has conquered her friends, (the king of the south), he has made himself master of the world, at least he hopes. But all of a sudden, more trouble, this time not from the south or the west but out of the east, he hears trouble coming which sounds like one last attempt by the other peoples of the world, the anti-antichrists, to try to get rid of him & free the world from this monster, this beast! So they go to battle with him, they come from the east, also he hears trouble out of the north, apparently while he’s busy fighting this war down in the mideast, as so often happens to a king away from home, somebody tries to cause him trouble back at home.
A lot of kings have been deposed while they were out of the country or absent on a conquest! this is a common event in history. Apparently while he’s gone from the north there, somebody tries to give him some trouble, maybe somebody else tries to take over. Maybe somebody sees he’s having such tremendous success, he’s conquering the whole mideast, he’s conquering Israel & all those countries, somebody says, “ah! now’s the time for us to kick him, now we’ll get rid of him! he’s too dangerous, he’s too powerful!” well, they haven’t heard the last of him yet! because “he goes forth with great fury to destroy & utterly make away many!”
He’s got trouble from everywhere! God says, “I will trouble them that tribulate you!” (2th.1:6) so he’s got nothing but trouble, he’s fighting anything & everybody all over the world!—south, east and even in his home country of the north he’s got enemies that are trying to take over. So this sounds like yet another war, his 5th, and it sounds like this is at the end of the tribulation & just before the rapture, because the very next chapter begins with the rapture.
Every king, every world dictator, world emperor, has had these same kinds of troubles, they’ve always had to fight wars to keep the peace, so to speak. That’s what they claim they’re fighting them for. But they fight wars really to keep their place, not just the peace!—to keep their position, to keep their power, to continue to rule‚ & he’s no different from the rest of them. He’s having to fight wars. So obviously they didn’t all accept the mark of the beast & obviously not everybody is his friend, not everybody in the world! although the 13th chapter of revelation says, “and all the world wondered after the beast,” they were amazed by him, it doesn’t mean they all followed him, it doesn’t mean they all accepted his mark! He’s going to amaze the whole world with supernatural miracles & his power & his ability to fight wars & conquer the world, but he still has all these wars with them and nothing but trouble‚ trouble, trouble!
It doesn’t sound like a very happy period!—and of course the Lord calls it the worst period in the world’s history, “such as the world has never known”! (Mt.24:21)—So the first war puts him into power (11:22), then the covenant/League is made (11:23), then the next war is with the king of the south (11:25-26)‚ which also turns the Antichrist against the covenant (11:28) so he comes out in the third war & he breaks the covenant and sets himself up in the temple declaring himself to be god which brings us to the great tribulation last 3 1/2 years. (11:29-31)
Then after that the king of the south rebels again and he has a fourth war! The Antichrist comes down & completely wipes them out! (11:40-42) And then the fifth war, there his trouble doesn’t come from the king of the south any more, the king of the south is pretty well finished. But the next trouble comes from the north & the east, which means that there is then a fifth war. (11:44)
The Antichrist Makes Jerusalem His Headquarters!
Verse 45: 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.
Now where else could that be but Jerusalem. “He shall plant the tabernacle of his palace”—where is he going to set up his world headquarters? It doesn’t say he goes over to the catholic church does it? but what area is he going to make his palace, his capital? “between the seas” the dead sea & the mediterranean! Jerusalem.
Now when he breaks the covenant in the middle of his reign and sets himself up in the temple declaring himself to be god & the abomination of desolation, then he makes Jerusalem his religious headquarters. But now, after this fifth war at the end of the tribulation, he makes Jerusalem his world headquarters of his world government as well.
So, here it looks like since the Antichrist is the Devil in the flesh, or will be‚ it looks like the wrong people have won! It looks like the Devil has won, the Antichrist has won, it will look to many christians who don’t know the Word of God like the wrong side has won. And in a sense, because it is the Antichrist empowered by the Devil & the Anti-christ forces of the world who have won, it is the wrong side. And that’s why he throws in a little encouragement here but what? “yet he shall come to his end & none shall help him.” The time is coming when the Antichrist comes to his end & nobody will be able to help him, nobody will any longer be his friend. You know, there’s nobody that loses friends like a loser, & eventually he’s going to lose & nobody will be left to be his friend & nobody will be able to help him, he will come to his end.
The lord is going to allow the Antichrist to overcome the church, not spiritually, but in its temporal power. As far as its material power, its organisational power, its building power, its monetary power, its prestige and all of this, the church is going to be a dead duck. But when he has accomplished to do this, when it looks like we’ve lost and he’s won—at the end of those 3 1/2 years of Great Tribulation—then God steps in to give us the greatest victory the world has ever seen. “And at that time (at the end of those last 3 1/2 years) thy people shall be delivered”, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” (Dan.12:1b-3) here we have the true hope of all true christians— the second coming of Jesus christ and the resurrection!
At the end of this 3–1/2-year period of “Great Tribulation”, the Lord Himself will return “in the clouds of Heaven with power & great glory” to rescue all of His saved children out of this World! He will gather them all together with Him & then transport them off to His Heavenly City while the wrath of God is poured out on the forces of the Antichrist! God’s judgements upon the anti-God forces will climax in the greatest battle the World has ever known, Armageddon! (Mat.24:21‚29-31; Rev.15,16‚19)—In this catastrophic battle, the resurrected supernatural Saints of God return to Earth with the Lord to destroy the Antichrist & his evil forces, & to rescue the people of the Earth from their anti-God tyranny!
The Saints of God along with the Lord, will then take over the World to organise it & rule it & run it the way it should have been run all along if Man had obeyed God! God’s Kingdom of Love will be established on Earth & its beauty like the Garden of Eden will be restored for a wonderful 1000-year Golden Age known as the “Millennium”. During this time the spared natural people of the Earth who resisted the Antichrist will be taught & shown the Love of God by the Lord & His resurrected Saints. (Dan.12:12) And those who refused to worship the Antichrist will receive their reward!
So may God help you to take a stand against the anti-God forces of this World who threaten to rob you & your nation of its God-given freedom & precious Godly heritage! “Fight the good fight of faith!”—And “beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing!” (1Tim.6:12; Mat.7:15)—God’s Truth is marching on!—Are you marching for the Truth?—If so, God bless & keep you in His love, truth & peace forever!—With peace forever!—Amen.