Daniel was not only honoured by our Lord Jesus as a prophet but he was also the most important end time prophet. Our Lord told us to read and understand his book concerning end time prophecies. From His advice, it is imperative that we must read carefully the book of Daniel again and again until we can understand some basic end time mysteries.
All those without any understanding of end time events (from the book of Daniel or Mat 24) will always reveal their ignorance by proclaiming the 'imminent coming of Jesus' whenever there are great earthquakes, wars, pestilences, disasters, etc. These are fearful for they have been hoarding, stealing or robbing God of His money by withholding them from His various ministries. These blind Christians love themselves, money, pleasures, etc. more than God.
Note:- Jesus cannot come back until after:-
- Israel and Jerusalem conquered by its enemies,
- The building of the temple of God,
- Antichrist seated in the temple of God proclaiming himself god.
Here are a few important mysteries revealed in the book of Daniel:-
1. Abomination of Desolation
Abomination - Satan, idolatry, abominable practices.
Desolation - complete destruction of our faith in Jesus and His words.
So 'abomination of desolation' is the Antichrist (Satan himself, masquerading as an angel of light), who with his great demonic powers, signs and wonders may deceive even the elects of God.
2. The Antichrist is a Shia Muslim
Dan 11:37-38 He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things.
a. No regard for the desires of women - women in Saudi Arabia (home of Islam) are treated as slaves and their desires of true love from their husbands and families are disregarded. A Muslim man can have 4 wives.
b. Honour a god of fortress - at Mecca whenever the pilgrims walk round the black fortress (holding the Kaaba stone within) and bow down to it, appears that they are worshipping the fortress.
c. Cloth adorned with precious stones - the black cloth covering the fortress is adorned with golden and silver threads and precious stones.
3. Antichrist builds temple of God
Dan 11:45 And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him.
The Antichrist will build the temple of God (also his palace) on the Temple Mount (glorious holy mountain) between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea.
4. No one can save him from death
2Thess 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
The Antichrist will be killed at the coming of our Lord Jesus at Rapture.
5. Revealed only in the lasts days
Dan 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (see also Dan 12:8-9)
God told Daniel twice that the end time mysteries will only be revealed in the last days, so please discard all earlier end time teachings as incorrect.