THE LAST KING
The prophecy of Daniel announced, more than 2500 years before the advent of the last king of the last world power, by the description of the physical expression of his face and his general behavior
THE FACE AND THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE LAST KING:
“In the latter part of their reign, when the evildoers have become as evil as possible, there will arise an arrogant king skilled in intrigue” (Daniel 8:23 ; Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)).
A Mightly Last King Causing Ruin:
“And his power must become mighty, but not by his own power. And in a wonderful way he will cause ruin, and he will certainly prove successful and do effectively. And he will actually bring mighty ones to ruin, also the people made up of the holy ones. And according to his insight he will also certainly cause deception to succeed in his hand. And in his heart he will put on great airs, and during a freedom from care he will bring many to ruin” (Daniel 8:24,25)
The Last King will quickly show who he really is. The Last King is described as having a great power which does not come from him, but at his disposal. The Last King is using, and he will continue to use this extraordinary power to wreak more havoc and worldwide destruction. The action of the Last King is and will be extremely effective, even against the “mighty ones” of this world. The Last King will not hesitate to be part of the worldwide coalition of Gog of Magog in order to continue to attack “the holy ones”: “And he will actually bring mighty ones to ruin, also the people made up of the holy ones”. His success and his extraordinary power to cause destruction, like a god, will go to his head (THE TWO KINGS ; GOG OF MAGOG).
Against The Prince Of Princes He Will Stand Up
“And against the Prince of princes he will stand up, but it will be without hand that he will be broken” (Daniel 8:25)
Verse 25 seems to be a repetition of verse 24. So, when it is written (at the end of verse 25) that the last king will stand up against the Prince of princes, that means (according to the end of verse 24), when he will want to exterminate the people of the “holy ones”, he “will stand up against the Prince of princes”. Besides, in a parallel prophecy of Daniel 12:1, regarding the time of the great tribulation, it is written this: “During that time Michael will stand up, the great prince who is standing in behalf of your people” (Daniel 12: 1). In the time when the last king will stand up against the Prince of princes, Michael, the Prince of princes, the King Jesus Christ, will stand up, in behalf of the holy ones, the People of God: “He will be broken without human hand” (Daniel 8:25).