Little Horn Teams Up with Satan for the Abomination of Desolation
(Opinion of Clark Callear)
The Book of Daniel teaches that in the last days a final world power, signified by “a little horn” will rise:
"It [little-horn] waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down (Dan 8:11).”
In Daniel's vision "little horn" evolves ("waxed great," "magnified himself") to a point where his power casts down and stomps demons. If this "host" were God's good angels little-horn would not have such power over them.
This self-magnification brings little-horn to Satan's level of power ("the prince of the host") where Satan and little-horn are now working together. Then comes the Abomination of Desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet as described in verse 11:
"the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down."
Take note that this is not the sanctuary but instead "the place of his sanctuary." The sanctuary itself was destroyed in 70 AD, of which, only the "wailing wall" remains currently. It seems likely that this "Abomination of Desolation" will be caused by nuclear weapons!
Verse 12 shows that, after the desolation, this un-holy alliance keeps growing. This is the time of Satan's final stand as described in Revelation 12:12:
"Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
How long will Satan, the antichrist, and their armies be allowed to prevail? How long until "the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ (Rev 11:15)? Daniel was given the answer in his vision:
"Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed (Dan 8:13-14)."
· The antichrist “shall enter peaceably” at the beginning of the 7 years (Dan 11:21&24).
· “They shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them (1 Thes 5:3)”
· We “shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet… then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be (Matt 24:15-21).” We will have 2300 days until the Lord returns!
Posted by Clark Callear