By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Correct me if I am wrong, Daniel 8:25 is talking about the Antichrist right?
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
Answer: Yes, you are correct.
One of the interesting words used in this verse to describe his character is the word CRAFT.
CRAFT is the Hebrew word MIRMA and it means DECEIVING.
The Antichrist WILL USE deception and Lies to gain (to prosper ) Control, Power, and Authority. In fact he WILL COME and trick the majority of the populace that he is come “As a Peace Maker” (by peace shall destroy many).
Daniel 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
BUT this is ONLY a ploy, and a front to his REAL GOAL which is to be Worshiped and to be declared God (Jesus Christ) in the flesh.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (4) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
AFTER the Rapture this world will be in GREAT CHAOS and there will be six men WHO QUICKLY (one after the other in a short period of time) rise to power but they all fail, A seventh one comes to power and he is indwelled (possessed) by Satan himself and he is non other than the antichrist that is spoken of in scripture.
Revelation 17:10-11 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (11) And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH