Sunday Prepper Bible Study- Resist
“The people who know their God will firmly resist…” Daniel 11:32
This verse of scripture is part of a very specific prophecy about Judas Maccabeus who led a revolt in 167 BC against Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Seleucid Emperor who sacrificed a pig in the Holy Temple of Jerusalem. Judas had only a small militia to fight against the powerful offshoot of Alexandr the Great’s army.
Daniel 11:31-32 reads: “His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him.”
Antiochus outlawed the daily sacrifice of the Jewish people in their temple. He set himself up as a god and desecrated God’s temple. His name means God Manifest. Judas Maccabeus knew he had a far inferior force than that of Antiochus, but he had to do what he had to do. He drew a line in the sand at being told he could not worship his God and fought.
The story of Judas Maccabeus if very familiar to all Jews as this is what they celebrate every Hanuka. It is even some what familiar to Catholics as Maccabeus is included in their Bible. The protestant church fathers did not find the Books of Maccabeus to meet the challenge of canonization so it is not included in the Holy Bible as the divine word of God. It is, however historically accurate.
Despite the fact that this prophecy was fulfilled prior to the coming of Christ, Jesus speaks about it as also being fulfilled in the future. He refers to it in Mathew 24:15 when speaking of the end of time. Most scholars agree that Antiochus represented a type of Anti-Christ . While there are many anti-Christ, they expect the final Anti-Christ will again desecrate the Jewish temple after it is rebuilt in the future.
When leaders rise up that promote an anti-Christ agenda, it is our job as Christians and patriots to resist. We must pray, stand up and speak out. “The people who know their God will firmly resist…” Daniel 11:32
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