Dear Kari, Rene, Preston D, Mike P and others:
Thank you very much for responding to my post regarding the impossibility of President Obama being the AntiChrist. I am left with the conclusion that this issue has indeed been resolved in the minds of many. I can well understand why those who disagree are remaining relatively quiet.
In verse 26 two characters are mentioned: first the Anointed One and then (the people of the) ruler. In verse 27 the word He is used. "He" refers to the person mentioned last unless otherwise indicated so it's not the Anointed One but rather the ruler.
http://bible.cc/daniel/9-26.htm - After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.
http://bible.cc/daniel/9-27.htm - He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him."