The signs of the times indicate that we are on the threshold of the Tribulation — a time of unparalleled carnage that will befall the earth. The earth will plunge into a period of time that the Bible describes will be the most horrific in all of human history.
How do we know the covenant the Antichrist signs will provide Israel with a time of peace?
For the answers to these questions and many others concerning the Tribulation, Dr. David Reagan and Nathan E. Jones address these important end times questions. The full discussion can be found on a special television episode of Christ in Prophecy.
The Peace Confirmed
Dr. Reagan: Daniel 9:27a reads, “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week.” Daniel prophesies a “he” who confirms a covenant or treaty, depending on the translation, with the many that will last for one week. And yet, prophecy teachers conclude from this verse that the Antichrist will make a seven-year peace treaty with Israel.
Nathan Jones: Some say that conclusion is a stretch, but the rest of verse 27 fills in much of the interpretation. “But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.”
Verse 27, along with other biblical references to the Antichrist, would continue the interpreted account to be that in the middle of the week of years (i.e. halfway through seven years) the he, being the Antichrist based on context, breaks a covenant he has made with the many. The many must be Israel, because he enters into the newly built Jewish Temple. Currently, there is no Third Temple on the Temple Mount. Only the Islamic Dome of the Rock stands in the original Temple’s location, so a Temple must one day again stand. Once in the Third Temple, the Antichrist sets up an abomination, ends the sacrifices and offerings, and then he declares himself to be God and the only one the world’s inhabitants are allowed to worship.
Some theologians have translated this passage to mean the Antichrist breaks a treaty which specified permissions for the Jewish people which allowed them to rebuild the Temple. Some naturally figure that in order for the Jewish people to rebuild their temple, some kind of peace would have to exist between Israel and the Muslim world. As long as the Muslims are dominating the Temple Mount, and would unify to annihilate Israel if the Israelis ever attempted to rebuild their temple there, then some paradigm has to change that would grant Israel permission.
I believe the War of Gog and Magog as described in Ezekiel 38-39 is what changes that paradigm. Timing indicators would place that epic war between the God of Israel and the Russian-Islamic coalition just before or at the onset of the Tribulation. God steps in and supernaturally destroys both Russian and Islamic armies and nations, which would most decisively end the Islamic threat.
Imagine a world where Russia and Islam are no longer threats. Christianity has been raptured out, leaving the Americas and China crippled. A new superpower and its leader would rise to step into the power vacuum. That leader would then want peace between the God of Israel and the rest of the world, and that would involve a covenant. This is the very covenant that starts the countdown of the Daniel’s Seventieth Week prophecy. Hence, we know the week reference is a week of years, equaling seven years.Imagine a world where #Russia and #Islam are no longer threats, the world of the #Antichrist. Click To Tweet
Dr. Reagan: Bible prophecy reveals the Third Temple must be rebuilt, and that the Temple can only be rebuilt on the original site of the Temple Mount. The Jews believe with all their heart that the original site stands where the Dome of the Rock sits today on the Temple Mount.
Something has got to happen to the Dome of the Rock so that the Third Temple can be built in its place. Perhaps the Dome is going to be destroyed during the Psalm 83 War, when Israel deals with its hostile bordering neighbors, or during the Gog and Magog War. The Temple must to be rebuilt in order for the Antichrist to set up an abomination in it, so there has to be some sort of peace treaty signed where the Antichrist guarantees peace for Israel and allows them to rebuild their Temple without any Islamic reprisal.
The Peace Betrayed
Daniel, along with Revelation 13, also reveals to the reader that in the middle of the Tribulation the Antichrist declares himself to be God. His False Prophet sets up a “living” image of the Antichrist that must be worshiped. At this point, the Jewish people totally reject their would-be savior. In response to their rejections, the Antichrist becomes obsessed with annihilating all the Jewish people during the second and last half of the Tribulation. Jesus referred to the last half of the Tribulation as the Great Tribulation, and He referred to it that way because he was speaking specifically to the Jewish people. The Gentile world may have been suffering under 3.5 years of God’s judgment, but the broken treaty of the second half will be when the Jews face their worst tribulation.
Some have misconstrued that the first half of the Tribulation is going to be very peaceful, but the Bible doesn’t indicate that other than for the Jewish people under their covenant with the Antichrist. Rather, the first half of the Tribulation will be defined by constant war and death, even escalating into nuclear war. Revelation 6 tells us that with all the war, famine and disease, nearly one-half of the Gentiles on planet Earth are going to die. So, no, there will be no peace on the world during the whole seven year span of Daniel’s Seventieth Week.
When it comes to the the pouring out of God’s wrath, let’s look at the book of Nahum. Billy Graham’s wife once said that if God doesn’t judge San Francisco soon He’s going to have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. This statement is based on Nahum 1:2.
“A jealous and avenging God is the Lord, the Lord is avenging and wrathful. The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries. He reserves wrath for His enemies. The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, but the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.”
The day of God’s wrath is coming on God’s enemies!
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awesome stuff keep it up. all should know JESUS is Coming soon!!!
The Saudi prince is currently promoting peace and unification in the middle-east. There have apparently been secret meetings in Egypt with Israeli leaders. We shall see what will come of this. The great thing about prophecy and trusting in the Lord is there need be no fear of the news reporting “doom and gloom” or “wars and rumors of wars” for it must come to pass. Believers must persevere, encourage each other, and continue the great commission.
Don’t even get into this ” guessing game,” for that is all it is. People been doing this since time immoral.
Mark, what do you do with scripture in Daniel that tells believers to instruct those about what is to come?
Mark, you sound like 2 Peter 3:4
They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.”
I’m a bit confused and would like to seek clarification about Daniel 9:27 – is the He in this verse the Messiah or the AntiChrist?
The Antichrist – http://christinprophecy.org/articles/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-antichrist/.
Jane, that is an excellent question. This scripture is speaking of the anti-Christ. Notice that that he shall confirm a covenant for one week(7years) but in the middle (3.5 years), that on the wings of abominations (Revelation speaks of the anti-Christ moving into the temple to proclaim he is god) shall be one who makes desolate.
The antichrist’s wrath is not God’s wrath. Why would we be taken up during that time.
James, who opens the seven seals from the very first Seal Judgment? Jesus, right. Where do the angels receive the seven Trumpet Judgments? Before the throne of God. Where do the seven Bowl Judgments come forth from? The heavenly Temple where God dwells. In each case, every one of the 21 Tribulation judgements come from God Himself, and therefore all of the Tribulation is God’s wrath, not just the last 3.5 years.
The Church is never destined to endure God’s judgment on the world (1 Thes. 1:10; 5:9; Rom. 5:9; Eph. 5:6; Col. 3:4; Rev. 3:10). And, the Bible also gives us a lot of clues that the Rapture will occur before the Tribulation (Isa. 26:19-21; Mal. 3:17; Lk. 21:36; Jn. 14:1-14; I Cor. 15:51-58).
good thing to see antichrist israel being crushed and thrown to hell with beast
Prophecy tells us that half of Israel will be killed in two battles but that the remnant(50%), will be saved as God Himself comes to battle for Israel and the believers. Don’t wait, learn of Christ and He will saved you also!
It’s rather unfortunate that Wescott and Hort and those involved in the Sainaiticus forgery have corrupted most bible version’s interpretation of Revelation 5 vs 9-10. If all versions had this correct like the KJV, then the identity of the 24 Elders would no longer be such a mystery to the Church as it still seems to be. The correct reading is US and WE instead of THEM and THEY. So WE the Church will be watching on as The Lamb takes the Scroll and releases the Seals beginning with the Four Horsemen of whom the first is the AntiChrist. The number 24 is representative of the 24 courses of priests since the time of David where they would cycle throughout the Jewish year performing their priestly duties and all would be on hand for the Feasts as WE will all be on hand for the Incredible events of Revelation 5, how wonderful!
So the antichrist is already here and has already made peace with isreal?
The Antichrist and Spirit of Antichrist are indeed already here and have been engaged in 2000 years of end times tribulation. The Great Tribulation remains to occur and is literally at our feet. The False Prophet is yet to be revealed though I believe he too is already born. These individuals are purely satanic and will perform miraculous signs and wonders to deceive the world.
I am watching to see if Pres. Trump will execute a covenant with Israel and many Nations and peoples in early 2019. Or will they delay?
I only see one person who can unite the word and declare peace covenant with Israel…the one who lives in the city with a seven hills..have been wounded and eventually healed. The representative of the Son of God.
What about the two hundred thousand thousand armies of the king of the east,when its going to attack Israel.. in the time of tribulation of after?thanks
I don’t think anyone has gotten the tribulation facts quite right… , but no, the first half is not going to be peaceful. Every teaching I hear or read seems to missing something and not explaining everything or using all the Bible verses on the subject. I’m also wondering if the current president could actually be the antichrist, or if the U.S could be an offshoot of the Roman Empire since we came out of England. Time will tell.
Vicki, according to Revelation chapter 17, the Antichrist is the 8th king and of the seven former kings of the Whore of Babylon/Vatican City. The prophet Daniel describes the Antichrist as being Roman. So the Beast is the Catholic pope. Here’s an interesting fact. In 1929 Vatican City became its own country having its own kings. Since 1929 Vatican City has had exactly SEVEN king popes. Scripture says that the Whore aka the Vatican has only SEVEN kings which means king #8 will reign as Antichrist rather than as pope. Here’s another interesting fact. The Roman pope Francis is LITERALLY king #8 and is of the seven former kings. Benedict is king #7 who was to reign for a short space. When Benedict resigned, Francis took his position as king #7 even though Francis is king #8 so Francis is literally the 8th king and of the seven. When Benedict passes away, Francis will officially become the 8th king who goes into perdition aka the Antichrist.
The prophet Daniel does not mention Israel when he says that the Antichrist confirms the covenant/confederacy. Neither does it say the covenant is one of peace. I believe the Antichrist confirms the covenant with Islamic nations AGAINST Israel.
Scripture does not tell us that Israel will accept Antichrist as Messiah. The two witnesses will appear before the Tribulation to restore all things. Once the temple is built and the Tribulation begins, these two witnesses (Moses and Elijah) will preach at the third temple for 3.5 yrs. There is no way Israel as a nation will accept the Beast after being under the teachings of Moses and Elijah during the first half of the Tribulation. They will warn Israel of the satanic agenda behind Antichrist.
The Antichrist sets out to conquer Jerusalem, the temple, and the Jewish people from day one of the Tribulation when the first seal is broken. But with Moses and Elijah there, he does not succeed at taking Jerusalem and the temple until mid-tribulation. After he hijacks the temple, Israel will flee to the wilderness where she is supernaturally protected from Antichrist for the remaining 3.5 yrs of the Tribulation. Only the first half of the Tribulation is Jacobs Trouble. After Israel escapes to the wilderness at mid-tribulation, the Antichrist can no longer harm her. He then turns his attention to the “remnant of her seed” which refers to believers living around the world. So Antichrist does not cause trouble for Israel during the last 3.5 yrs because “the woman” aka Israel is hidden from Antichrist for the remaining Tribulation period.
According to extra-biblical Jewish writings, the Messiah is a master teacher of the holy Torah. Scripture says the Antichrist is the man of sin/the lawless one. The Bible’s definition of sin is the transgression of the Torah so Antichrist will teach AGAINST the holy Torah. No way will any Jew in their right mind accept someone who is against the holy Torah. I’ve heard a countless number of testimonies from Messianic Jews and almost all of them say that the reason why they had personally rejected Yeshua (Jesus) was because of what the Catholics and Protestants teach about Him. Catholics and most Christians teach that Yeshua taught against and rebelled against the holy Torah which is a lie from the devil. So many of the Jewish people reject Yeshua because they have heard He was basically a man of sin and lawless. Why would they turn around and accept the Beast who IS a man of sin and lawless?!! I’ve read in the writings of unbelieving Jews their requirements for Messiah. Everything written was straight from the old testament Messianic prophecies. They aren’t seeking for a false messiah. They are seeking the true Messiah. Once they hear the truth of Yeshua, including that He was a Torah observant Jew, not a pagan Gentile, many of them accept Him as their Messiah. You ought to go to One For Israel’s Youtube channel and watch Messianic Jewish testimonies. Very interesting.
I am not sure the Dome of the Rock is all that critical to a temple being built. Josephus said that the temple was 20 meters, give or take, lower in elevation than the Antonia Fortress that overlooked it. The Al Aksa Mosque, separate from the Dome of the Rock, fits that criteria. Some even speculate the old temple was actually in the City of David further down the hill. Bob Cornuke did a investigative report on where the temple could have been and it seems most probable that it was located near the Gihon Spring further down the hill in the city of David. Lots of water would be needed for mikvahs, ceremonial cleansings, cleaning up from sacrifices, etc.
03/06/2020 This is all sounding like it has just happened. Afghanistan signed the treaty and betrays it, there is pestilence now, Russia and China are being mentioned a lot now. N. Korea fired up a nuclear bomb. This sure sounds like what is being talked about, even a mosque is emptied out to clean. Sounds too coincidental to me or no. I am not knowledgeable but in reading this sound similar.
TRUMP just fulfilled this
The Abraham Accord between Israel and the UAE merely formalizes relations between those two nations for the very first time. Fortunately, the accord does not divide Israel’s land, proving peace can be attained without Israel giving up any of their land.
We will have to wait and see if this accord has any prophetic significance. Likely, it will add to the “peace and safety” Israel will feel that will lead them to be unaware of the Gog-Magog invasion as prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39. We are sure this accord is not the Antichrist’s peace treaty that begins the Tribulation and likely allows the Jews to rebuild the Third Temple.
For more info on the prophetic destiny of the Middle East, check out https://christinprophecy.org/articles/the-destiny-of-the-middle-east/ and https://christinprophecy.org/articles/the-middle-east-crisis-in-biblical-perspective/.
For more details on the Gog-Magog Battle, check out http://www.lamblion.com/articles/articles_tribulation2.php and http://www.lamblion.com/articles/articles_tribulation1.php.
Look at the end of the 20th century wars and you will see that the victor determines the terms of the treaty.
Since in the Gog-Magog War Israel (with God defending) will be the victor, and in the treaty will undoubtedly negotiate to build their 3rd temple where ever they will say. Very likely, this is when the Anti-christ will appear and be the broker of the treaty.
Trump’s Abraham accords did not achieve the attachment of the West bank – this was given up to get the “glory” of the treaty being signed, so in essence, the treaty did divide the land (kept the status quo of the divided land). May be why God did not allow Trump to continue as president.
Dan, I believe both your treaty theory and conclusion about Trump’s election have merit.
Look up on internet Freemason Albert Pike, a Luciferan/Satanists that wrote the outcome of WWI, WWII, and WWIII. First two wars exactly as predicted. WWIII shows you exactly what the Illuminati is doing and why the peace plans and gathering of many is for. They will introduce the Doctrine of Lucifer through their New World Order Religion. PLEASE READ ALBERT PIKE’S WWIII PLAN.
We were just in Jerusalem last January 2020. We took a tour of the City of David (old Jerusalem outside the current Jerusalem walls) with our Jewish guide and he explained that they now believe that the actual Temple Mount was not on the Dome of the Rock in the Muslim portion of the city, but outside the current walls at Robinsons Arch. This is an excellent video of where we were.
So this peace that is to come from the antichrist, when does it happen? Before tribulation, during tribulation or after?
Since Revelation 6 says the Antichrist rides in with a bow and no arrows, some have interpreted that to mean he will first establish himself with diplomacy. So, the peace comes at the very onset of the Tribulation, though it does not last long, as he plunges the world into war which kills a quarter of the global population.
I would just like to say I believe a little different. First off I believe Yahweh will be here before Jesus Christ comes back to create the City, have a covenent, create his country with the city being the capital. I believe he will be put in charge after the country takes over the world. I think like in business there are people who rebel against corporate leaders do their own thing takes the law to the extreme without a legal system. I believe the Isrealies may make a treaty with the rebellious country but because it is part of the same overall system it gets overlooked until realization sets it somebody is rebelling the laws.