“And he shall CONFIRM THE COVENANT WITH MANY FOR ONE WEEK: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” (Daniel 9:27 KJV)
I keep hearing people say the Antichrist will make a peace treaty with Israel, yet I do not find this in Daniel. What I see is the Antichrist making a STRONG alliance (see original Greek) , an alliance WITH MANY. Even in the original Greek a peace treaty just with Israel is not what Daniel 9 is saying.
“The Hebrew Tenach says “ he will forge (give strength to) a covenant (alliance) with the great ones (Hebrew: rabim – many, strong ones) for one week. So who are these strong ones? If he is giving strength to the alliance against Israel, this alliance may already exist.” (source: https://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/what-kind-of-covenant-will-the-antichrist-really-confirm/)
Notice that even though Daniel 9 gives a timeline to 70 weeks, it does not say Israel is in agreement with the Antichrist. Israel is not really mentioned. A covenant is just an agreement or alliance. It may have nothing to do with peace. Looking at how Muslim nations are ganging up on Israel in this light is quite interesting to me!
Each time Israel has been attacked they win. We are still waiting for the Ezekiel 38 war, where the Bible Prophecy shows us that Israel will win miraculously by God. An alliance against Israel may be the result of such defeat.
When Jesus returns at the Second Coming all the nations He attacks are ALL MUSLIM NATIONS. The entire Book of Zephaniah is about the future Day of the Lord’s return and His judgment on the nations that will be going to war against Israel at that time. This is the Battle of Armageddon.
Zephaniah lists these nations and they can all be found in the Middle East today. In other words, none of them are European. (see http://p2alm.com/2013/09/23/zephaniah-names-the-nations-christ-defeats-upon-his-return-and-none-of-them-are-european/ for details)
The Antichrist will persecute Jews and Christians and all that oppose the Antichrist. How? By beheading. Does that sound like any Middle East group of peoples? Saudi Arabia..ISIS…. yes.. the rising Radical Islam.
Eyes wide open..the stage for this alliance is already starting to form. Israel’s enemies are Muslim nations. Turkey wants to head a Islam Caliphate ..so does Iran. Revelation mentions Turkey (Pergamos is in modern day Turkey) as the seat of Satan:
“And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.” (Rev 2:12-13 KJV)
The Bible tells us it all starts in Syria. Damascus will become a ruiness heap (Isaiah 17:1). Watch the news. Syria, Russia.. Turkey.. Iran..ISIS… radical Islam.. my oh my how God’s prophecies are coming to pass before our very eyes!
Yet most of the world, even in Christian circles, are unaware.