The Antichrist wars for absolute control and to enforce peace
While the Antichrist is claiming to be god, at the same time he is honouring the god of forces. It seems from the prophet Daniel, chapter 11, that he is fighting war after wars, one after another for world control especially over the Middle East.
The First War:
He fights against “the king of the south”, (Daniel 11:25) which would be the leader of Israel or the leader of the new Economic/Political Region of the Middle East. He wins this war and “he shall return to his land with great riches”. (Daniel 11:28) No doubt the oil and the gold from these countries. Daniel names him as king of the North (Dan.11:40) North of Israel is Russia or South Russia. “and they shall speak lies at one table”. (Daniel 11:27) There will be a lot of lying and deceiving at the “peace table”.
By this time he thoroughly hates religion, as he most likely collided with religion in his war with the king of the south, or the Middle East region. “and his heart shall be against the holy covenant”. (Daniel 11:27,28) He returns to his own land.
War number two:
Daniel wrote around 2500 years ago concerning the second war: “he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter. For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return . .” (Dan.11:29,30) Can it be that the Middle East is not sticking to the peace agreement so he comes again against the Middle East and Israel, which is south for him. This time however the ships of Chittim come against him. Chittim is the old name for Cyprus. Since Cyprus got her independence in 1960, the U.K. has kept two S.B.A’s (Sovereign Base Areas) from which the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) along with NATO operates. These will come against him with their ships and ‘air-ships’ to defend Israel and he loses that war. He returns and will be furious against the peace covenant that was made earlier, as most likely Israel’s allies are interfering.
“Then he will turn back and vent his fury against the holy covenant. He will return and show favour to those who forsake the holy covenant. (Dan.11:30)
War number three:
“His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple . . and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.” (Dan.11:31) His armed forces will move into the temple. They will stop the daily sacrifice set up the abomination in the temple. BANG BOOM. This is the shocker to the World.
He does away with religion and his image, or abomination of desolation is placed, which Jesus says is the start of the great tribulation. “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (he that reads this, let him understand:). . For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (Matthew 24:15,21) The animal rights people will love him for stopping the animal sacrifice in the temple. Instead his image or an android of him is set up in the temple. We will be forced to worship this robot, as well as science that has put this talking puppet together as our new creator.
“He shall exalt himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods.” (Daniel 11:36) Although he has occupied and has set up the abomination in the temple in Jerusalem, he seems to be operating mainly from the north. “a god whom his fathers knew not . . . . and he shall cause them to rule over many and shall divide the land for gain” (Daniel 11:38,39) Here he is busy getting the world in his grip. Could it that the god that his fathers did not know will be robots or human androids that will help him rule. He will also divide the land into plots and most likely give these to his dedicated subjects and friends, in order to gain and strengthen their loyalty.
Four more wars to come