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Daniel 8:23-25

New International Version

‘“In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a stern-faced king, a master of intrigue*, will arise.

  • 24 He will become very strong, but not by his own power.
  • He will cause astounding devastation and
  • [he] will succeed in whatever he does.
  • He will destroy the mighty men and the holy people.
  • 25 He will cause deceit to prosper,
  • and he will consider himself superior.
  • When they feel secure, he will destroy many and
  • take his stand against the Prince of princes.
  • Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.’

Definitions:

* Intrigue:

to accomplish or force by crafty plotting or underhand machinations,

to trick or cheat,

the use of underhand machinations or deceitful stratagems

connive, scheme

manipulate

An intrigue usually involves duplicity and deceit aimed at achieving either personal advantage or criminal or treasonous objectives

To effect by secret scheming or plotting

NASB

23 ‘”In the latter period of their rule,
When the transgressors have run their course,
A king will arise,

  • Insolent** and skilled in intrigue.
  • 24 “His power will be mighty, but not by his own power,
  • And he will destroy to an extraordinary degree
  • And prosper and perform his will;
  • He will destroy mighty men and the holy people.
  • 25 “And through his shrewdness***  He will cause deceit to succeed by his influence;
  • And he will magnify himself in his heart,
  • And he will destroy many while they are at ease.
  • He will even oppose the Prince of princes,
  • But he will be broken without human agency.’

Definitions:

** Insolent:  bold, disrespectful

Synonyms: abusive, arrogant, barefaced, brassy, brazen, breezy, contemptuous,

contumelious (abusive, brash, brazen, cheeky, contemptuous, derisive, disdainful, disrespectful, forward, humiliating, impertinent, impudent, insulting,  pert, pushy, rude, sassy, saucy, scornful),

dictatorial, discourteous, disdainful, flip, fresh,

imperative (clamorous, compulsory, critical, crucial, essential, exigent, immediate, important, importunate, indispensable, inescapable, insistent, instant, no turning back, obligatory, pressing, urgent, vital),

impertinent, impolite, impudent, insubordinate, insulting,

magisterial (authoritative, autocratic, domineering, egotistic, imperious

[arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, commanding, compulsatory, compulsory, despotic, dictatorial, domineering, exacting, haughty, high-handed, imperative, imperial, mandatory, obligatory, oppressive, overweening

{brash, cavalier, conceited, egotistical, haughty, highhanded, insolent, lordly, pompous, presumptuous, pushy, supercilious, vain},

peremptory, required, tyrannical, tyrannous],

masterful, pompous, domineering,  arrogant, august, authoritative, bossy, dictatorial, dignified, dogmatic, highhanded, imperious, judicial, lofty, lordly, overbearing, pompous, stately, stuffy)

nervy, off-base, offensive, out-of-line, overbearing, peremptory, pert, procacious, put down, rude, sassy, saucy, smart, smart-alecky, uncivil, ungracious

*** Shrewdness:  wicked, evil, cunning

Revised Standard Version

‘And at the latter end of their rule, when the transgressors have reached their full measure, a king of bold countenance, one who understands riddles, shall arise.

  • His power shall be great, and
  • he shall cause fearful destruction, and
  • shall succeed in what he does, and
  • destroy mighty men and the people of the saints.
  • By his cunning he shall make deceit prosper under his hand, and
  • in his own mind he shall magnify himself.
  • Without warning he shall destroy many; and
  • he shall even rise up against the Prince of princes;
  • but, by no human hand, he shall be broken.’
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(Continued from Part 1, ‘Oh Yes He Does Get It’)

You know what, this world is not my home. I’m just a traveler and this is a brief stop on my way home. A rest stop on the way to eternity. If everybody really wants a one world government, and I can see some justifications for it, then let them have it! But they should be careful what they wish for! What we first submit to willingly, becomes a yoke of iron upon our necks!

There WILL BE one world government. I don’t want to see it happen, because I’ve read the end of the book–I KNOW how that turns out! But, if that’s what the people are ready for, so be it. This has been a free country. If the last free choice made BY THE PEOPLE is to surrender that freedom, then fine.

But I am MAD AS HELL, that it is being foisted upon us! This is not what the majority of Americans want! And may I be so bold as to say, if that is what you want, then leave! We wish to remain the land of the free and the home of the brave! I still have the right to speak, the right to vote, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. How dare you try to take that from me!

Most of the rest of the world loves your ideas–so go somewhere else and join them! Leave those of us who prize our freedom to live in our own little country and mind our own business! (That’s really what we should have been doing all along! Instead, we seem to have initiated this whole global domination thing, but in a benign way, of course . . . ?)

As I said, there WILL BE one world government, but NOT IN MY BACKYARD! If that is what you want, do it somewhere else! You are not going to have my help to begin it here in America!!

People, please wake up and exercise your rights while you still have them. Obama is not the antichrist, but he foreshadows him. The antichrist will be like Obama but bigger, faster, more charming, more cunning, more deceptive, more popular, more powerful, more audacious. And he WILL be the leader of this world government that is coming.

If you can’t see beyond Obama’s facade, how are you ever going to recognize the antichrist when he comes? If you are a little uncomfortable with the changes now, but not enough to act–how comfortable do you think you will be when the antichrist takes the reigns? Unless God intervenes, with the path that we are now on, the antichrist will be our next leader!!

(Continued in Part 3, ‘Novus Ordo Seclorum ‘)