The Antichrist arises in the latter time of the Revived Grecian Empire


8:23  And in the latter time of their kingdom [in the latter time of the four divisions of Alexander’s kingdom (Dan. 8:22): the Revived Grecian Empire, which follows establishment of the Revised Roman Empire (Rev. 17:8; Rev. 17:9; Rev. 17:16-17; see also Endnotes #8 and 9, The Chronological Order of  Revelation; see also Chapter 13 and Chapter 17 in The Book of Revelation In Verse-by-Verse Outline); see also How To Quickly Locate the Antichrist in Scripture],

[1] when the transgressors are come to the full,

[2] a king

[a.] of fierce countenance, and

[b.] understanding dark sentences,

[11.] shall stand up.


The reign of the Antichrist


 8:24  And

[1] his power shall be mighty,

[a.] but not by his own power [his power comes from Satan]: and

[2] he shall destroy wonderfully,

[a.] and shall prosper,

[b.] and practice, and

[3] [he] shall destroy

[a.] the mighty and

[b.] the holy people [these are the final ingathering harvest of the 12 tribes of Israel, born again after the Rapture of the Church (c/p. Dan. 12:1, Dan.12:7)]. 

 8:25  And

[4] through his policy also

[a.] he shall cause craft to prosper

[11.] in his hand; and

[5] he shall magnify [himself]

[a.] in his heart [the spirit of pride, which goes before destruction and a fall (Pro. 16:18)] and

[6] by peace shall destroy many [the Antichrist receives his power by flattery and peaceable means]:

[7] he shall also stand up

[a.] against the Prince of princes [Jesus];

[b.] but he shall be broken without hand. 


The vision is sealed until the time of the end

8:26  And

[1] the vision

[a.] of the evening and

[b.] [of] the morning [2300 evenings and mornings, or 1150 days (3 years, 2 months and 10 days); (Dan. 8:13-14)]

[11.] which was told

[aa.] [is] true:


[2] shut thou up the vision;

[a.] for it [shall be] for many days [portions of the Book of Daniel have been sealed until the time of the end  (c/p. Dan. 9:24, Dan. 12:4, Dan. 12:9 and Rev. 10:4)].


The vision of the 2300 evenings and mornings is sealed until the time of the end


[The vision is for 2300 evenings and mornings, or 1150 days (3 years, 2 months and 20 days; see Dakes Annotated Reference Bible, pg. 875). This is 110 days short of the 1260 days, 42  months (30-day months); or time, times, and a half (time = one 360-day year / times = two 360-day years / a half = half a year or 180 daysall of which equals the same 1260 days or 42 months) of: 

        [1] The 2 witnesses (Rev. 11:3);  <1260 days>

        [2] Israel’s flight into the wilderness (Rev. 12:6);  <1260 days>

        [3] Israel's flight in to the wilderness (Rev. 12:14);  <time, times, and a half>        

        [5] The Antichrist has power over the saints (Dan. 7:25; Dan. 9:27; Dan.12:7)  <time, times, and a half>        

        [4] Jerusalem being trampled under foot by the Gentiles (Rev. 11:1-2; Luke 21:24);  <42 months>     

        [4] The Antichrist has power over the nations of revised Rome and revived Greece (Rev. 13:5)]  <42 months>


 8:27  And I Daniel fainted, and was sick [certain] days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood [it].


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