The Man Daniel Jesus Paul & John All Described—MEET THE BEAST—HE’S THE GREATEST HUMAN GENIUS, PEACEMAKER, GENERAL, ORATOR, DECEIVER, BUSINESSMAN & RELIGIOUS GURU—OF ALL EARTH’S HISTORY
First, Jesus Himself affirmed all of Daniel’s prophecy by quoting it, Matthew 24:15 (NKJV):
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place”(whoever reads, let him understand),
Next, we saw that Paul says in his earliest Epistles (2 Th. 2): “Remember that when I was with you I was telling you these things,” he certainly had the prophecy of Daniel as the text for that kind of instruction.
Finally, when John says, “You have already heard about Antichrist,” indeed they had.
So by the time 1 John was written, the Thessalonian epistles had already been written and widely circulated. The early Christians had well read 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 and there they had much information about Antichrist as well as the teaching of the book of Daniel.
The coming Global Ruler will make a peace treaty, or a covenant of safety with Israel for seven years. So great is this covenant that Israel gets to live in peace with the Muslims plus build a Temple in Jerusalem without starting World War 3, at least for 3 ½ years.
Perhaps the most vexing problem facing global politicians is the simmering hatred of the Moslem World against Israel, Jews, and anyone who supports them. Which reflects the central truth of Scripture that:
The Great Conflict of the Ages is: Satan vs. Israel
Today there is an amazing face-off we can see if we pay attention. On one side are 1.2 billion people, the population of over 100 countries, all united as followers of the teachings of the prophet Mohammad. This group possesses one of the most dreaded military weapons, the human-bomb, suicide terrorists who willingly maneuver themselves as self-guided agents of destruction; and they do so motivated by their religion.
With trillions of dollars of assets, unlimited volunteers willing to die for the cause, and a hatred that is trained to focus upon Jews, they become what may easily be called the largest army in the world. They live in lands that easily add up to over 4.3 million square miles. This means the Muslim would have 500 plus times as much land as Israel.
On the other side of the face-off are just 7 million descendants of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob. They are chosen people of promise, picked by God out of all the peoples of the Earth to be His very own. They live in less than 8,000 square miles: a space the size of New Jersey, and are virtually surrounded on every side by mortal enemies. Israel has 1/5 of 1% of the land of the Muslim world.
The Ultimate Peacemaker: The Beast