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abominations on a wing of the temple until the end that is de-

creed is poured out on him”

(Dan. 9:26, 27). So it is that, with

the Tribulation, the Lord brings an end to 490 years of unrec-

onciled sin and its consequences.


Daniel identifies the figure in the above scripture as the one

from the people who would destroy the city and the sanctu-

ary—after the Messiah had come (Dan 9:26)

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Since Jerusalem

and the Temple were destroyed in 70 A.D. by the Romans, one

“from the people” would be one with Roman citizenship. This

individual will be a significant “what” of the end, whose de-

mise will coincide with the end. Since he will be the center of

so many things that will take place during the Tribulation and

will be such a mighty “servant” (a deliverer of judgement) of

the Omega, let’s look more closely at him. For our purposes, it

is not possible to expound about him in as much detail as oth-

er noteworthy works.


This substantial “what” was prophesied at the very begin-

ning of scripture (at the same time the Messiah was first

prophesied), immediately after the Fall, when man and Satan

first decided to disobey! The following was spoken to the ser-

pent (the Devil):

“And I will put enmity between thee and the

woman, and between thy seed and her seed, it shall bruise thy

head, and thou shalt bruise his heel”

(Gen. 3:15, KJV).

This seed of the serpent will be received by the Jews as

their Messiah when he appears. This person will be Satan’s


This verse shows that the Messiah had to come before 70 A.D.


The author recommends “The Antichrist” by Arthur W. Pink, Kregel Pub-

lications, Grand Rapids, Michigan.