In Daniel Chapter 11:1-4 God gives us the readers a quick recap of a future great war. The war will be between the nations of the West and the last king of Persia.
I believe the last king of Persia is modern-day Iran. The current government of Iran became a nation on April 1, 1979, and they are now the second largest economy in the Middle East. The Government of Iran hates the West and Israel. Iran announces death to the West daily.
Iran with its wealth and support from its allies will do something in the near future to cause the Western nations and their allies to go to war. The West will completely destroy Iran and its allies. The West being the victor of the war will set up a temporary government in the Middle East only until a peace agreement is settled. Then the West will divide the land into four countries. The Antichrist/ Little horn will be a military leader who rises from one of the four new countries and will overpower the other three.The Jewish people will believe the powerful military man is the messiah they have waited for.
Daniel 11:1-4 And in the first year of Darius the Mede, I stood to strengthen him and to provide protection for him.)
Now I will tell you the truth. “Three more kings will arise for Persia. Then a fourth king will be unusually rich, more so than all who preceded him. When he has amassed power through his riches, he will stir up everyone against the kingdom of Greece.
Then a powerful king will arise, exercising great authority and doing as he pleases.
Shortly after his rise to power, his kingdom will be broken up and distributed toward the four winds of the sky– but not to his posterity or with the authority he exercised, for his kingdom will be uprooted and distributed to others besides these.
Then in Daniel Chapter 11:5-30 Are the detailed battles between the new four heads
I believe Saudi Arabi are the four heads/Saudi princes.
The four heads/Kingdoms created after the peace agreement won’t get along with each other and they will continue to fight. Eventually, the Kingdom of the North overpowers the other three countries and a man whom the Bible calls (little horn) will rise to power.
Satan will have finally cleared the path for little horn to set up Satan’s 7th kingdom on earth. Satan will supernaturally empower the man of sin. (The Great deception is for the whole world to witness) Little horn is going to morph into the Messiah the Jewish people have waited for. Little horn is the ‘Rider on the white horse with a crown’ mentioned in Revelation 6:2
This will be a visual performance Satan will pull off. Remember everyone on earth will believe in the spectacular miracle in the sky except the elect. The Jewish people will set up a temple and sacrifice to him. Little horn will make a new covenant with the Jewish people but after a few days little horn will break the covenant and put an end to the sacrificing.Then he will set up a strange image of a beast in the temple and people will worship the image of the beast.
Daniel Chapter 9:26-27 and Daniel 11:31 are the same event
Daniel 9:26-27 Now after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one will be cut off and have nothing. As for the city and the sanctuary, the people of the coming prince will destroy them. But his end will come speedily like a flood. Until the end of the war that has been decreed, there will be destruction.
He will confirm a covenant with many for one week. But in the middle of that week, he will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt. On the wing of abominations will come one who destroys, until the decreed end is poured out on the one who destroys.”
Daniel Chapter 11:31 His forces will rise up and profane the fortified sanctuary, stopping the daily sacrifice. In its place they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.
Many Jewish people will understand the truth and they will inform others to run for safety
Daniel 11 32:35
Then with smooth words, he will defile those who have rejected the covenant. But the people who are loyal to their God will act valiantly Those who are wise among the people will teach the masses. However, they will fall by the sword and by the flame, and they will be imprisoned and plundered for some time.
When they stumble, they will be granted some help. But many will unite with them deceitfully. Even some of the wise will stumble, resulting in their refinement, purification, and cleansing until the time of the end, for it is still for the appointed time.
The world is falling under the rule of the antichrist and all people who worship him he will reward.
Daniel 11:36-39 “Then the king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every deity and he will utter presumptuous things against the God of gods. He will succeed until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been decreed must occur.
He will not respect the gods of his fathers– not even the god loved by women. He will not respect any god; he will elevate himself above them all.
What he will honor is a god of fortresses– a god his fathers did not acknowledge he will honor with gold, silver, valuable stones, and treasured commodities.
He will attack mighty fortresses, aided by a foreign deity. To those who recognize him he will grant considerable honor. He will place them in authority over many people, and he will parcel out land for a price.
There will be a few nations that will fight back however the antichrist has a supernatural army with him and every nation on earth will fall to the antichrist.
Daniel 11:40 “At the time of the end the king of the south will attack him. Then the king of the north will storm against him with chariots, horsemen, and a large armada of ships. He will invade lands, passing through them like an overflowing river.
The reason Edon, Moab, Ammon escape from the antichrist is they don’t exist as a nation anymore. Jordan was destroyed by Israel in the war between the (ram and the goat) Here is a link to a page where I explain the escape of Edom, Moab, and Ammon. The beautiful land is Israel.
Daniel 11:41 Then he will enter the beautiful land. Many will fall, but these will escape: Edom, Moab, and the Ammonite leadership.
Daniel 11:42 He will extend his power over other lands; the land of Egypt will not escape.
He will have control over the hidden stores of gold and silver, as well as all the treasures of Egypt. Libyans and Ethiopians will submit to him.The Antichrist will control the world’s economy
Antichrist will be informed Jesus is coming to earth and this is the battle of Armeggdon.
Daniel 11:44 But reports will trouble him from the east and north, and he will set out in a tremendous rage to destroy and wipe out many.
Antichrist will set up his kingdom In the holy land but his end will come.
Daniel 11:45 He will pitch his royal tents between the seas toward the beautiful holy mountain. But he will come to his end, with no one to help him.
- The Goat is the kingdoms of the West (USA, Europe, and allies Israel and Saudi Arabi)
- The Ram is kingdoms of Persia (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan)
- The horn between the eyes of the Goat is the temporary government the west will set up in the Middle East ( first king)
- The Four Horns are the four new kingdoms/ four Saudi princes that replace the (first king)
- Out of the four new kingdoms, Little Horn /antichrist will come out of the northern kingdom as a King and he will defeat the other three.
- The current government of Iran came to power in 1979 but by1980 Iran was at war with its neighbor Iraq.
- Iran is still standing today.
- Iraq is no longer an equal to Iran. Saddam Hussein was removed from power
- In Daniel’s vision, the Ram had two horns one was taller than the other and it came up last.
Daniel 8:3 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
All Eight of Satan’s Kingdoms
- Fallen Egypt
- Fallen Assyria
- Fallen Babylon
- Fallen Persia
- Fallen Greece
- Roman Empire
- Ten toes, Tribulation Kingdom
- Satan set free from prison after the 1000 years are over and he will rebuild his last kingdom (8th is from his 7th)
Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
- The beast that was = Satan had a government before he was cast into the bottomless pit.
- The Beast that is not = Satan’s government was taken away when Jesus returned then Satan was imprisoned for 1000 years.
- Beast is the eighth = After the 1000 years are over Satan will be set free and will gather a new army.
- Beast was of the seventh = Satan was the seventh government from the great tribulation before he was cast into the pit.
- Beast will go into perdition = God destroys Satan (et al. perdition means total destruction)