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SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 235B

August 10, 2005

Antichrist Will Treat Women with Disrespect!


Daniel 11:36 – And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

I, like most expositors, have long referred to this king as the same willful king of II Thessalonians 2:4.

II Thessalonians 2:4 – Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

I have always taught “the indignation,” which was to end his reign, occurred when he would “come to his end” at the battle of Armageddon in Daniel 11:45 to 12:1, the specifics being laid out in Revelation 19:19-21 (See Archive Prophecy Update Number 75).

Daniel 11:45 to 12:1 –And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. [1] And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Revelation 19:19-21 – And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. [20] And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. [21] And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

This would fulfill the last two phrases in Daniel 11:36 – “and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.”

I have read some expositors after 1740 that used Daniel 11:37 to prove he will be gay. I do not believe that will be the case.

Daniel 11:37 – Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

The antichrist will be a descendent of Abraham, but he will have no regard for the God of Abraham through Jacob, the man Israel. He will rise out of the Islamic faith through Ishmael, but in the end will claim to be the god of gods, perhaps even Allah incarnate, thereby magnifying himself above all gods.

The phrase I wish primarily to address is “nor the DESIRE of women.” The word DESIRE is “chemdah,” which simply means “delight.” It’s Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Number is 2532, and though it has several derivatives, I could only find four where the exact 2532 variation was used for forms of DESIRE. They are as follows, and do NOT seem to indicate a preference for being associated with homosexual desire.

Daniel 11:37 – Neither shall he REGARD the God of his fathers, nor the DESIRE (2532) of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

Haggai 2:6,7 – For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; [7] And I will shake all nations, and the DESIRE (2532) of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.

Many equate the object of the DESIRE expressed in the verse to be the desired Messiah, but there are other interpretations of verse seven. However, none of the interpretations associated with it indicated A DESIRE manifesting fleshly lust, but rather a quite acceptable desire. They all indicate a REGARD for the DESIRE of nations that shall come.

I Samuel 9:17-20 – And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people. [18] Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is. [19] And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the seer: go up before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me to day, and to morrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in thine heart. [20] And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found. And on whom is all the DESIRE (2532) of Israel? Is it not on thee, and on all thy father's house?

This DESIRE would certainly not be an undesirable type of fleshly lust, but rather a good one. It implies that the REGARD of Israel was placed on Saul.

II Chronicles 21:5,20 – Jehoram was thirty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. [20] Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being DESIRED. Howbeit they buried him in the city of David, but not in the sepulchres of the kings.

Here, the word DESIRED is used in an unfavorable sense, in that the king fell short of having the people’s REGARD.

In Haggai 2:6 & 7, I Samuel 9:17-20, and II Chronicles 21:5 & 20, the connotation of the word DESIRE implies REGARD, either used in a positive or negative sense.

Daniel 11:37 – Neither shall he REGARD the God of his fathers, nor the DESIRE of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

I believe the DESIRE referred to in this verse is used in the negative sense, meaning the antichrist will have NO REGARD for the DESIRE of women, which is certainly the case for Islamic fundamentalism. He will have no REGARD for what women DESIRE, only what males DESIRE. Islamic women are at times treated as mere producers of children, kept in male bondage with very few human rights. I believe the antichrist will be the ultimate male chauvinist, and will consider women as one click above livestock. He is the Assyrian of Micah 5:5 who will be defeated by THIS MAN referring back to Micah 5:4, who is the same HE in Micah 5:6 that will deliver Israel from him at Armageddon.

Micah 5:4-6 – And HE shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God; and they shall abide: for now shall HE be great unto the ends of the earth. [5] And THIS MAN shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. [6] And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall HE deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. (See Archive Prophecy Updates 66 and 67)

During the Protestant Reformation, due to bitterness against the teachings of the Catholic Church, from whose teachings the Protestants had departed, it was quite common among the various groups to believe and teach that a pope of Rome would be the antichrist. So it was only natural that some among them would use I Timothy 4:3 in conjunction with Daniel 11:37 to link the two Scriptures together, and make the antichrist one who was celibate and, as such, was guilty of issuing the proclamation to his priests “forbidding to marry.” But I do not think the two Scriptures can legitimately be linked to prove this point. The personage of Daniel 9:27 is not “forbidding to marry” – He has no regard for the desire of the women after they are married – He has no understanding of the role of a woman in God’s plan for marriage.

I Timothy 4:3 – Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

Daniel 11:37 – Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

He will not regard the desires of the God of Abraham, who was the God of his fathers until Mohammed spread the word that the God of Islam was to be Allah.

He will have no regard or understanding of the role of a woman’s desires in the plan of the true God’s desire in his established role of the woman in marriage.

He will have no regard for any other of the world’s many gods – as Allah incarnate he will be the only god.

II Thessalonians 2:4 – Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Daniel 11:45 – And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.