Summary: The Antichrist’s rise, rule and ruin are unfolded in Daniel 7,8,9 and 11

Daniel 7:8-25

1. He, the ’little horn’ will form a three-nation confederacy which are the ’three of the first horns’ (v.8, 24)

2. He will speak ’very great things’ and will possess a ’look’ appearance ’more stout than his fellows’. (v.20)

3. He makes war with the saints and prevails against them. v.21 (Revelation 11:7)

4. He shall speak great words against the Most High’ v.25 (II Thessalonians 2:4)

5. He ’shall wear out the saints of the Most High’ v.25 (Revelation 13:7)

6. He shall think to change times and laws and they shall be given into his hand until 3 1/2 years are up. (v.25)

Daniel 8:23-25

1. He will appear in the latter times (Daniel’s Seventieth Week) of Israel’s history (v.23)

2. Through alliances with other nations he achieves world influence (v.24)

3. His peace program helps his rise to power (v.25)

4. He is extremely intelligent and persuasive (v.23)

5. He is characterized by Satanic control (v.24)

6. He is the adversary of Israel and the Prince of princes the Lord Jesus Christ/Messiah (v.24,25)

7. Direct judgment from God ends his rule (v.25)

Daniel 9:27

1. He makes/confirms a covenant with the many (Israel) for one week (7 years)

2. In the midst of the week he causes the sacrifice to cease, and sets himself up as god, he himself being the

"abomination of desolation" (Matthew 24:15)

3. And that determined (his destruction by God) shall be poured upon the desolator

Daniel 11:23-45

1. The covenant he makes with Israel guarantees peace and protection, but in reality is a product of deception. (v.23)

2. In time of peace he conquers areas which were not conquered before, distributing the spoils, devising schemes, but his downfall will come. (v.24)

3. He tries to conquer Egypt "the king of the south" with a great army but without success (v.25)

4. He will return to Israel and be against the holy covenant he made with Israel. (v.28)

5. He again heads toward the south but a naval power, probably Italy, will come against him. He returns and fulfils the Lord’s prophecy concerning the "abomination of desolation." (v.30, 31)

6. He does according to his will, exalting and magnifying himself above every god, speaking against the God of Heaven, prospering until the appointed time of being rendered useless by the Lord Himself. (v.36)

7. He shows no regard for the gods of his fathers, or for the desire of women, many believe he is Jewish and therefore this refers to the Messiah, as women desire to be the mother of Messiah. (v.37)

8. He instead honors the god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know, which is in reality Satan himself. (v.38)

9. He goes to war with the help of Satan and is successful giving honor to those who worship him, giving them rule over many. (v.39)

10. The king of the south (Egypt) and the king of the north (Syria) will come against him with great forces, but he will pass through conquering even though Edom, Moab, and the children of Ammon will escape.(v.40, 41)

11. He will have success over the land and possessions of Egypt and Libya and Ethiopia will also be under his dominion. (v.42, 43)

12. But tidings out of the east (Euphrates 200M) and north (Russia) troubles him increasing his fury destroying multitudes. (v.44)

13. He will set up his headquarters between Jerusalem (Holy Mountain) and the Mediterranean Sea (v.45a)

14. He will be utterly destroyed by the Lord in the end, and no one will come to his help. (v.45b)

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