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Antichrist speculation

Given the recent developments with the U.S. pulling back from Israel at the U.N. under the direction of President Obama and President-elect Trump's stated intention to support Israel, including moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, I am curious if President Trump will be the man about whom Daniel 9:27 is written.

Pure guesswork at this point, but given the impending Revelation 12 fulfillment and the continued climax and convergence of signs, the speculation aligns.

As has been stated in the past





Daniel 9:27 (NASB)
And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”
Daniel 9:27 (NIV)
He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.

Daniel 9:27 (YLT)
And he hath strengthened a covenant with many -- one week, and [in] the midst of the week he causeth sacrifice and present to cease, and by the wing of abominations he is making desolate, even till the consummation, and that which is determined is poured on the desolate one.'




Strong's 1396
Definition

  1. to prevail, have strength, be strong, be powerful, be mighty, be great
    1. (Qal)
      1. to be strong, mighty
      2. to prevail
    2. (Piel) to make strong, strengthen
    3. (Hiphil)
      1. to confirm, give strength
      2. to confirm (a covenant)
    4. (Hithpael)
      1. to show oneself mighty
      2. to act proudly (toward God)
NAS Word Usage - Total: 25
become 1, conducts himself arrogantly 1, exert 1, great 2, magnified 1, make a firm 1, prevail 5, prevailed 9, strengthen 2, stronger 1, surpassed 1


The NASB says the Anti-Christ (AC) will make a covenant.  The NIV and YLT say he will strengthen an existing covenant.

Will Trump move the embassy?  Will he affirm the 1947 decree?  The 1948 birth and the 1967 expansion?

Will he withdraw support in 2020, during the middle of the week?

Don't know, but am watching 2017 closely.

Will the signs of Christ's imminent return, be increasingly dramatic and obvious?

Don't know.  I do feel a bit like I'm on the roller coaster on the slow jerky climb to the top.  Mostly there is great faith and joy, still to be thrust into God's presence is the most serious of matters and the gravity for those around me that are far from Him is overwhelming.


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13 comments :

  1. Interesting thoughts to ponder, Greg, especially whether the AC will create a new covenant, or confirm/strengthen/affirm an already existing one. Roller coasters make me sick nowadays, but I too feel like we are on that "slow jerky climb to the top." Until we free fall...up and up! Here comes 2017.

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    1. Thank you Jeff. Grateful for you. Your wisdom and insight have been a blessing to me and in such a short time. Look forward to meeting.

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  2. I heard that Donald "The Art of the Deal" Trump plans to have his son-in-law Jared Kurshner (Ivanka's husband) actually negotiate the two-state deal (in whatever form it may take) with Israel and the Palestinians. I didn't think too much about it until I stumbled across a little tidbit that just warmed the heart of my inner conspiracy theorist: According to Wikipedia, in 2007 Kurshner bought a huge office building in Manhattan at 666 Fifth Avenue for a record $1.8 billion (.6 + .6 + .6).

    As a rule, I don't take that sort of stuff seriously, and tend to look askance at those who do. But there it is.

    It's the kind of thing that makes me think God has a sense of humor. =;)

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    2. Jared Kushner is also Jewish. Scholars speculate the AC could be Jewish in order for Israel to listen to him and sign a treaty with him.

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    3. Yes, he was raised as an Orthodox Jew in his native New Jersey. I'm anxious to see how this plays out.

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    4. I just realized I've been misspelling his name...yes Kushner.

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    5. Fascinating. Such a massive convergence of signs.

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  4. Everybody who voted for Trump voted for the Anti Christ, they will gladly take the mark of the beast. Next stop, the lake of fire.

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    1. (a) I voted for Trump, (b) I won't be here to take the mark of the beast and wouldn't even if I was, and (c) my next stop is the bema seat.

      Just saying. =:)

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  5. All interesting speculation. However, based on Dan. 9:26-27 and the history of the Catholic Church, the antichrist will come from Rome, capital of the formercRoman Empire. The ac is none other than Pope Francis at this point. According to James Dobson, Donald Trump accepted Christ at a meeting with Evangelical leaders in NYC. Trump and Pence both will be raptured. The Pope will confirm the covenant.

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