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Rapture Generation
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*** Antichrist and the rise of his empire (timeframe 1) ***

 Daniel 2  Daniel 7  Daniel 8   Daniel 9  Daniel 10  Daniel 11  Daniel 12


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wpeF7.jpg (18946 bytes)   To better understand the rise of Antichrist and his empire both before and after the rapture, and his defeat when Christ returns, one must begin with the book of Daniel. Each prophetic chapter in Daniel builds upon the previous. It is strongly suggested you begin with Daniel chapter 2 and study the remaining chapters in the same order as the steps shown in staircase on left. For example - in Daniel's interpretation of the the King's dream in Daniel chapter 2, we are left with the question of how in the last days, will an empire be formed that is greater than all the land area of 4 former past world empires (Babylonian, Persian,Grecian and the Roman). Daniel begins to answer that in Daniel 7 and tells us about the nation that will produce the man known by many names but chiefly 'the Antichrist', whom Daniel says will dominate the last days till Christ visibly returns. Both Daniel 7 and Daniel 8 include a volume of information along with the book of Habakkuk, to reveal how satan and his angels use outer space and star war type warfare to provide the air power Antichrist needs to  help his land forces in his successful rise to power. Antichrist will use massive deception and the honoring of a new god and a 'God of forces' to form this mighty endtime world empire many years before the rapture that God revealed to Daniel in Daniel chapter 2 (also see full overview). The remaining chapters of Daniel expose beforehand the exploits and reign of Antichrist from before the rapture to his defeat when Christ visibly returns and defeats Antichrist at that famous battle known as Armageddon (see Kingdom).
  Antichrist is a person that dominates world history covering the generation that both sees the rapture and return of Christ to establish His visible Kingdom over all the earth. Each prophet in the Bible had his own unique name for this person. Isaiah called the him 'The Assyrian'; Paul 'the man of sin'; Revelations 'the beast'; Daniel 'the little horn'; Habakkuk 'the Chaldean'. It is John that calls him 'the Antichrist' because he denies the eternal Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) relationship.

1John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is Antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

Antichrist's reign(see charts) covers the same generation Jesus spoke of concerning the signs of His coming and of the end of the age

Mt 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

  Once Antichrist makes a dramatic successful star war entrance upon the world scene over the transgressors to form his empire, he will be a builder of the world's greatest cities ever built. Two of those will be Tyre and Babylon as seen below and will be built in timeframe 3 while the Jews rebuild their temple to house the Ark of the Covenant. Antichrist's success is due to his connection with outer space where satan and his angels dwell. They will give him the air support, great lying signs and wonders he needs to make war successfully and deceive the whole world. He also acknowledges a new and strange god the new age and new world order will accept.

Daniel 11:38 - 39 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall
acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain

Rev 13:4  4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

  The map below shows the nations that either will come under the rule and reign of Antichrist by force as well as many nations in both East and West Europe that will join with him because of the prosperity, empire superstatus, protection he will offer them.

Daniel 8.23 - 35 23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
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.

2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
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Tyre - Antichrist's political throne and Babylon his commercial and religious throne of his empire Gray area shows eventual extent of Antichrist's Empire after he comes to power             
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Daniel 2

Page 1: The king's dream of the latter days

Page 2: Daniel interprets the dream

Daniel 7

Page 1: Daniel's visions of the 4 beasts and of the latter days; angel interprets

Page 2: Identifying the 10 horns and the nation Antichrist will come from - the little horn of Daniel 7:8

Page 3: Identifying  3 of the 10 horns (nations) that are the key to Antichrist successfully forming his empire and receiving worship

Page 4: Daniel 7:8 - Notable features of Antichrist: 'eyes LIKE a man' and 'a mouth speaking GREAT things'. Habakkuk on the initial wars of Antichrist and his 'God of forces'. Jesus 2 signs leading up to the rise of Antichrist telling us not to be deceived 

Page 5: Daniel 7:9-11 Events connected with the rapture; satans angels cast down to earth; 3 1/2 year Christian tribulation; Christ's return - Antichrist's Empire destroyed

Daniel 8

Page 1: Daniel's visions of Antichrist's Empire greater than and including the Old Roman Empire area (East and West Europe) and expanding greatly toward the south, toward the east, and toward Israel

Page 2: Daniel's visions in Daniel 8 are interpretated by the angel for us. Antichrist will have a fierce countenance; has satanic communications; his ability to destroy will be more amazing than any smart weapon that exists, and his success is due to his connection with outer space where satan and his angels dwell

Page 3: Habakkuk and Daniel team up to describe the visible star war air campaing that satan and his angels will do to help Antichrist and his land forces as he rises to power defeating the transgressors and carving out for himself an empire much greater than the Old Roman Empire but including it (East and West Europe , Iran, Iraq, parts of Russia west of the Ural mountains

Page 4: Size of Antichrist's Empire brings concern among Michael's angels (good angels). Satan and his angels cast down to earth (at the rapture); Antichrist dies and is resurrected and incarnated by satan and becomes the beast of Rev 13 (satan in the flesh);. the beast persecutes the saints who get saved on earth after the rapture and has many of them killed.

Daniel 9

Daniel is told that 70 weeks (week=7 years) must pass before the Kingdom of God is visibly established. In the meantime the angels break down the 70 weeks into specific events. Rebuilding of Jerusalem; the death of Messiah (Christ) and the last 7 years will be dominated by a treaty with Antichrist that he will break and show his true colors and attempt to rule the world from Jerusalem and defeat the Jews..

Daniel 10

God reveals the world of satanic kings, principalities, powers, thrones, to explain the rise of Antichrist in the latter days.

Daniel 11

Page 1: More detail given to Daniel from the Book of Scripture in heaven on Persian Empire to when Antichrist becomes the beast (Rev 13) who is the vile person of Daniel 11:21 after the rapture.

Page 2: Major detail on the activities of Antichrist as the beast; the god he will honor with silver and gold and a 'God of forces'. Also much detail the treaty and invasion of Israel as told  in Dan 9:27 (Daniel's 70th week)

Page 3:The wars of Antichrist with the kings of the north and south as he makes his way to Zion in Jerusalem to rule the whole world. He honors a 'God of forces' and sits in the rebuilt temple of Jerusalem upon the Ark (see timeframe 2, 3) to show that he is god. Christ returns to save Israel and defeat the beast and his armies at the great and last battle called armageddon. The Kingdom of God is established forever over all nations.

Daniel 12

Daniel, like Jesus in Matt 24, having covered the events leading to the establishment of the Kingdom of God when Christ returns now covers that important event - the rapture . Daniel confirms that many shall be delivered at that time saying that many that sleep in the dust of the earth that awake (come back to life - resurrected).  Michael the archangel also goes into action at that time. We know from Rev 12 and 1 thess 4:16 that Michael and his angels will insure safe passage as the dead in Christ and the living are caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Immediately after that Satan and his angels fight with Michael and his angels and losing that battle are forced back down to the earth.