I keep hearing this question, and people speculating whether Donald Trump is the Biblical antichrist. I do not believe that he is. I’m going to share a couple videos that sum it up well. But whenever I hear this question, this verse comes to mind:
Daniel 11:37: Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. -1611 KJV
That there is a capital “G”, meaning God, Jehovah. The antichrist will need to be Jewish. And yes, I’m aware of the “Drumpf” issue (I’m not even sure this is legitimate, I’ve seen things both ways, stating his family had Jewish roots, and then did not), but this man has always been surrounded by beautiful women, and is definitely an “alpha male”, and I just don’t see him fitting the “nor the desire of women” part.
Many of the Jews, especially the Orthodox, would never accept a Muslim, or any other Gentile, as their Messiah. The Bible is chock full of Messianic prophecies, from Genesis forward. While their eyes have been blinded temporarily towards my Lord Jesus Christ, the Jewish people will know that a man from any other group of people will not fit those prophecies. I’ve heard people say the antichrist must come from the tribe of Dan, but I’m sure, it is not something I’ve really studied out. In my mind, there are so many prophecies relating to the Messiah being of the lineage of King David, to me it makes more sense that he would arise out of Judah. But that’s just me speculating for what it’s worth, which is not much. 🙂
(A side note, to clarify, and something I’ll do more on another day…as it is so fascinating. The Temple Institute in Jerusalem is focused on rebuilding the Third Temple that was destroyed in 70 AD by the Roman legions. That ground is currently occupied by the Muslim Dome of the Rock. The rebuilding of the Temple is something that seems to be impossible now with all the strife in the Middle East, but it will happen. Very recently, in the past several months, I followed notices from the Institute that they were just starting to train the new generation of the Kohanim, the Levitical priests for the new temple once it has been rebuilt. The Temple Institute is fascinating to watch, I highly recommend following their Facebook page as they are always posting new developments. Last week, they had a post about the shewbread being prepared that was interesting. Anyhow, these folks are entirely ready for the Third Temple, they have much of the same equipment that is noted as being necessary in the Torah, replicated perfectly. They are waiting for their Messiah, they will get something entirely different. Anyhow, I digress, The Temple Institute had actually DNA tested these men to prove and trace their lineage back to Aaron before they could become Levitical priests. The technology is there, just look up “23 and Me”. So all that being said, the Jewish people COULD know which lineage a person comes from, and already do. We have a dear friend who is a missionary to the Jews; his family has determined they come from the tribe of Judah.)
While I do not support everything Israel does as a nation (I’m American, and while I love my country, I surely don’t support everything we do here!), I love and pray for God’s chosen people. We are directed in Psalm 122:6 to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. There will be no peace until Jesus returns.
A lengthier, but good analysis:
So all that being said, this is not a rousing vote of support for Donald Trump. I just do not believe that he is the Antichrist of the Bible. In fact, I am skeptically, and cautiously watching him. I know that there are those who believe him to be a “modern day Cyrus” within the church, and I’m just not there in my own belief. There are other connections that I am going to detail in a different post that concern me greatly. I personally believe that as the other presidents have, he will continue to advance the New World Order, although I surely hope I’m wrong. I will happily “eat crow” if that is the case. Whether or not this is the case, his relationship with Israel (which is a good thing), and the modern day Sanhedrin, is of interest:
Bible prophecy continues to roll along, and is picking up steam. Things are not slowing down because Trump is in office. Not even a little bit. God uses men, any men, to further his own plans for His own glory.
Jesus is coming soon, are you ready to meet Him?