The Bible predicts the end-time figure known as “The Beast” or the Antichrist will make an image of himself. The image is described as having supernatural power and being deeply associated with the Antichrist. This image is a much bigger deal than we imagine (Revelation 13:14, 15; 14:9, 11; 15:2; 16:2; 19:20;
Daniel both dramatic information about the end of the age and the historical record of Daniel’s life in Babylon. Daniel 3 is usually treated primarily as a historical record, but there is quite a bit in the chapter that is intended to help us understand some of the unique dynamics that will precede the return of the Lord.
God has designed redemptive history so that the nature of ultimate good and ultimate evil is revealed in the leadership of two different men. God has done this because He chose to reveal His own nature to us as personally as possible by revealing Himself to us as a man and also chosen to reveal the depths of evil by revealing it in human form.
Daniel 2 and Daniel 7 both place their emphasis on a fourth kingdom that will challenge God’s purposes like no other kingdom in history. Given how much emphasis Daniel places on this kingdom and the significant events he associates with it, it is important that we understand this kingdom. There has been much debate on the nature of it, but we examine what the Scripture tells us about the timing and nature of this kingdom.
Daniel 11:21-35 is the longest prophecy in the Bible that describes a specific sequence of the events the antichrist will be responsible for. While the passage may seem daunting at first glance, once we understand that Daniel is plainly describing the actions of the antichrist, the passage is more easily understood. God gave Daniel this prophecy because He thought it was important for us to understand this sequence of events.