And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king’s business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.(Daniel 8:23-27)
The vision of Daniel 8 is a vision for the very end of days, a time described as being “When the Transgressors are come to the full…”. In the near future of Daniel, the prophecy came to partial fulfillment when the apostasy of Israel was so severe, the office of the High Priest was sold, the high priest took on a Greek name, and the holy nation became hellenized, embracing greek culture, the worship of the male body, the acceptance of homosexuality, the repudiation of the law and the prophets by all but a few pious ones, and the persecution of the remnant.
It was when this transgression came to its head that the LORD allowed Antiochus Epiphanes to partially subjugate and persecute Israel, even to the point of all0wing him to desecrate the Holy Place in the Temple of God.
But those horrifying days were only a partial fulfillment, the ultimate fulfillment of these scriptures is soon to commence.
How much further can the world descend, in this the closing of the Christian era? Is there anything left to blaspheme? What comes after the widespread promotion of abortion and homosexuality? How much further can the confessing church of Jesus descend, embracing homosexuals,Muslims and even atheists as “seekers” and in some cases as ministers?
Has our own transgression yet come to the full?
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.( 2 Timothy 3:1-5)
We currently live in the days of Noah, a time of unprecedented violence, pornography, rebellion against all authority, (see Charlotte, Baltimore, Malmo, Damascus, London, etc). People rioting and assaulting random strangers actually feel justified in their violence as they protest in the streets! Muslims actually believe that they are doing God’s service when they kill innocent people in cities all over the world.
Our leaders in the West ignore maimings, rapes, knife attacks and even bombings of their own population by Muslims, as they open the gates to the Barbarian invaders and cover up any unfavorable stories which cast light on their policies. After a weekend of such Mayhem here in America, Obama only doubles down on his pledge to bring in more than a hundred thousand more of these potential terrorists!
These are the days of Lot, a time when Homosexuals are so emboldened they actually have “Gay pride days” marching down the streets of major cities across the Western world. Incredibly, many “straight people” actually bring their families and little children down to see these appalling spectacles. The “Gays” are vicious, vengeful destroying any who speak out against them.Homosexuality and other perversions are actually encoded in Western law now!
Even after the exposure that Planned parenthood was selling body parts of defenseless babies, in some cases preserving them alive as they performed hideous abortions on them, so that a heart, liver or brain could be preserved, our leaders have only doubled down making sure Planned Parenthood’s abortion mills are well funded with taxpayer money, and her critics are silenced.
Our own President’s response to the horrifying revelation, was a public “God Bless you Planned Parenthood! You are not going to be closed as long as I am around!”.
What I am saying is what Daniel was saying…The AntiChrist will be revealed in a time when the Transgressors have come to the full…when the cup of iniquity has filled, and the time has come to Judge the World for her sins.
Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.(Revelation 11 :17-18)