Shortly after defeating Egypt and taking plunder, Daniel 11:29 states that the Antichrist will head south again, this time to invade Israel. He won’t succeed.
Daniel 11:30 says that he’ll fail because ships from a powerful alliance of nations to the west of Israel come against him. In a previous video, we discussed that these ships are from Babylon the Great, the world’s superpower at the time of the end, and a ten kingdom coalition coming out of the old Roman Empire.
Discouraged, the Antichrist will turn back and begin to rage against the holy covenant, according to Daniel 11:30. Likewise, he’ll start looking for others that hate Jewish ownership of Israel, and he will show favor to anyone who abandons the holy covenant. The invasion of Israel will be just around the corner.
Jesus said in Matthew 24 verse 15 and 21 that “when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” then there “there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.” This is a direct reference to two verses. First, Daniel 11:31, which prophesies that forces from the Antichrist will desecrate the temple, abolish the daily sacrifice and set up the abomination that causes desolation. Second, Daniel 9:27, which mentions the timing of this event, that it will happen halfway through the Antichrist’s seven-year covenant.
In Ezekiel 38, we get some more details about this invasion. Ezekiel 38:1-9 prophesies that the Antichrist will gather a large, multi-national force, and together they will invade Israel. Ezekiel 38:11-12 describes a prosperous Israel living in peace, in large part due to their agreement with the Antichrist. Well, it won’t last.
Ezekiel 38:12-13 says that the Antichrist will invade Israel to take plunder and Daniel 11:29-30 adds that he will also hate Jewish ownership of Israel, the holy covenant. When he successfully invades the second time around, 2 Thessalonians 2:4 says he’ll come into the Temple, put an end to Temple sacrifices and claim to be God. The Great Tribulation will officially be underway.