Through the Bible Day by Day - Daniel 11:30 - 11:30

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Through the Bible Day by Day - Daniel 11:30 - 11:30

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Arrogance Overthrown

Dan 11:30-45

The career of Antiochus Epiphanes, in persecuting the people of God and plotting against Jehovah and His sanctuary, is so described as to suggest that it also includes further fulfillments, and especially that last Antichrist, of whom Antiochus was the pre-figurement. So accurate is the correspondence between this prophecy and its historical fulfillment that Porphyry, the opponent of Christianity, maintained that this description was written after the event. The abomination of Dan 11:31 refers to the idolatrous image or emblem, which in succession has been erected on Mount Zion under the auspices of Antiochus, of the Romans, the Moslems, and shall be set up yet once more by Antichrist. The last clause of Dan 11:32 was marvelously realized in Judas Maccabaeus and his brethren; but it represents the perennial source of strength for all who suffer or serve. The anguish of those who fail under trial has often tended to their greater purification, Dan 11:35, and the white robe is the mark of final victory, Rev 7:9. God will not allow His people to suffer beyond the determined time, Dan 11:36; Mat 24:22.