Ray (13 Jun 2021)
"The rise and fall of Antichrist Part One"

Hi John and Doves,

I have written "The rise and fall of Antichrist" since 2009. Here it goes.

The rise and fall of Antichrist begins in Daniel 11:21. ( A slight revision)

Daniel 11:21 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.

Many bible scholars believe the vile person is Antichrist. We also find this vile person in Isaiah 32:6-7. His appearance shall be after the rapture. The world shall plunge into chaos and confusion. The most affected area are Christians dominated countries U.S. and EU. EU currently has 27 members state. After rapture, it shall quickly disintegrate into a ten horns alliance (Daniel 7:8).  AC shall empower himself by obtaining this kingdom by flatteries and intrigue. Scripture says he is not given the honor of the kingdom. The reason is because he is from Vatican (Isaiah 47:5-6). EU only chooses their leader from their political ring. This is the first time they elect a Pope to represent them. Angel Gabriel prophesied AC is diverse from the first ( Daniel 7:24), that is, his predecessors. A Pope is definitely different from the former EU heads.

Daniel 11:22 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.

Who is this huge army which is overthrown before him? I believe they are Gog's army. AC first witness to world's major event is Gog/Magog invasion on Israel, and Yahweh's intervention. And who is the prince of the covenant? He is Gog, the leader of this coalition which includes Iran and Turkey. What is the covenant that the prince has? It is the alliance he has with Iran, Turkey, members that join him to invade Israel. What shall be his fate? He shall be broken like the rest of the army.

Daniel 11:23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

The key word is "the league made with him". After the battle of Gog/Magog, there is a political and power vacuum in the middle east region. Russia is forced to retreat to their own territory, with the powerhouse Iran and Turkey decimated by God. AC shall capitalize this opportunity to form a new alliance and league by aligning the western leg/EU and eastern leg/Islamic states together. This is the revival of Roman Empire. He shall become strong with a small people. It is because this revival doesn't need a referendum from every country but only consensus from small amount of people /leaders. Ten kings shall be appointed to rule this new alliance with AC ( Revelation 17:12). These are the ten toes in Nebuchadnezzar's statue, half clay, half iron, the final kingdom on earth before Jesus returns.

Daniel 11:24 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.

Which is this fattest places of the province? The answer is Jerusalem. What shall AC do when he enters Jerusalem? He shall confirm a covenant with many nations including Israel. The covenant he shall confirm is Abrahamic covenant by recognizing Israel is the rightful heir to the holy land. He shall expand Israel's territory to include the land of Jordan (Zephaniah 2:9,Jeremiah 49:2). But at this moment he shall also forecast his devices against the stronghold which is Israel, even for a time. My belief is he shall convince Israel to disarm all their nuclear weapons and trick them to believe that they don't need them anymore. He shall assure their security with some sort of arrangement. When Israel buys into his promise, Israel shall become vulnerable to his plan later on which is the breaking of  covenant, and the subsequent invasion by him. See how evil he is.

Daniel 11:25 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.

From the subsequent verse 26 we learn that the king of the south is Saudi who opposes his plan, and refuses to forfeit the temple mount to Israel for the purpose of the third temple. Saudi never joins the previous two battles. They are the three shepherds war/ the fourth transgression in Amos 1-2 and battle of Gog/Magog. She is the only Islamic powerhouse left intact. She shall lead the Arab Sunni nations Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Yemen to oppose AC's plan. But Saudi shall not prevail.

Daniel 11:26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

God is so amazing. He has left this verse for us to identify who this king of the south is. The portion of his meat is the millions barrels of crude oil, which feed the western Europeans nations everyday. They, the western European nations which feed/import millions barrels of crude oil from him, Saudi Arabia, shall destroy him.

Daniel 11:27 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.

Strange thing occurs after AC battles with king of the south. They both shall do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table, but their lies shall not prosper, for yet the end shall be at the time appointed. These two prominent figures, remind me of the first beast and the false prophet in book of Revelation 13 and their act together. This is why I believe the king of the south is the false prophet. God says their plan shall not prosper. I believe their plan is the unification of RCC and Islam, creating a largest  religion in the world. At this moment, Muslims shall question their Allah if he is real. Its because their Allah has failed them during the previous three battles. They are the 4th transgression/three shepherds war, battle of Gog/Magog, and the battle between AC the king of the north and Saudi king of the south. Where was Allah when they needed him the most? Their faith to Allah begins to shake. AC shall convince them to join his RCC at Islam weakest moment in history.

Daniel 11:28 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.

AC shall return to his land with great riches. At this time, he is completely possessed by evil, and his heart shall turn against the holy covenant. He also does exploits, and returns to his own land. There are two "returns" being mentioned here.  His first return is Rome "return into his land", while his second return is Shinar "return to his own land". We learn this from Zechariah 5:5-11. A woman shall move to Shinar, and sets there as her own base, and builds a house there. Shinar is the ancient Babel which is the origin of evil, pagan worship, sorcery. When AC makes his move to Shinar, God sees AC returning back to "his own land Babel". God shall deal with AC and his mystery Babylon there. We have this assurance from Revelation 17 and 18. Babylon is fallen!!! fallen!!!

Daniel 11:29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.

AC shall come toward south one more time. But it shall not be like the previous one when he battles with the king of the south, or as the latter one when he breaks the covenant and invades Israel in the middle of tribulation. The reason is laid out in verse 30.

Daniel 11:30 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.

I believe Chittim speaks of U.S. and Canada. Remember the four beasts in Daniel 7. There are three other formidable nations contemporary with the fourth beast kingdom controlled by AC. The bear is Russia, the leopard is China, while the lion with eagle's wing is U.S. US will not join AC's fourth beast and the ten toes alliance. U.S. is Chittim who shall interrupt AC during his second attempt to the south. But tragic thing happens after his failed attempt toward the south, because he shall have indignation against the holy covenant, and shall unite those that forsake the covenant with him. We find this tragic event from verse 31 to 35 which speaks of the times of Jacob's trouble.

Daniel 11:31 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. 32And 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. 33And 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. 34Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. 35And 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.

Verse 36 to 40 speaks of the haughtiness of him. At this time he has already defiled the temple, and imagine himself being God.

Daniel 11:36 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. 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. 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. 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.

Up to this time, it has been a long narration beginning with the first king of the south in verse 5. Beginning from verse 40, God gives a summary of what has been told, and what is to come. This is why we are seeing the battle between king of the north and king of the south again.

Daniel 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him (AC): and the king of the north (AC) shall come against him (king of the south) like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he (AC) shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

We have already gone through this part.

Daniel 11:41 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.

He shall enter the glorious land which is Jerusalem. This is near the middle of tribulation and shall trigger the fall of Jerusalem and Israel. Edom, Moab, and Ammon which is Jordan shall escape his hand. His primary objective is Israel, not Jordan, plus Jordan at this time has already been fallen into Israel's hand for three years (Isaiah 16:13-14). Jordan shall be delivered by him and regain their lost territory to Israel (Obadiah 1:11-14).

Daniel 11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

After Israel,he shall go after Egypt.

Daniel 11:43 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.

Libya and Ethiopia shall also be at his steps. They shall have the same fate with Egypt and falls into AC's hand.

Daniel 11:44 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.

From Micah 5:5 we learn that when AC/the Assyrian invades the holy land, God shall raise seven shepherds and eight principalities to fray him (see also Zechariah 1:18-21). This tiding from east and north is China and Russia respectively. Together they shall trouble AC, therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and makes away many. This is world war three and the sixth trumpet judgment we find in Revelation 9. The "many" is one third of world population we find in Revelation 9:15-18, killed by this global nuclear warfare.

Daniel 11:45 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.

I believe at this time the city Babylon is already destroyed per Revelation 18. It is very close to the end of tribulation. But he is going to make one more move to Jerusalem, to his palace there. The global warfare has exhausted all nations. They are recuperating and none shall help him, plus he has already lost his credit being the messiah. But he shall lead one more revolt against Christ by aligning kings and nations in the valley of Megiddo ,to battle with our Lord. By this time we all know how tragic his end is, that is, eternally burned in the lake of fire.