'Abomination of Desolation'
With the coming annihilation of ISIS from the middle East, the Northern Kingdom or Alliance will soon be formed when the Shia governments of Iran, Iraq and Syria agree to a military pact for the defence of their countries from interferences, intrusions, incursions, etc. of foreign and neighbouring Arab nations and then the Endtime king of the North will be revealed soon.
At this moment, we are trying to understanding the mysteries behind this Endtime king of the North, who will be leading the Northern Kingdom (countries of the former Persian Empire).
The Endtime King of the North
Dan 11:29, 31 "At the appointed time he (king of the North) shall return and go toward the south; but it shall not be like the former or the latter.... And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily [sacrifices,] and place there the abomination of desolation."
1. He will conquer Jerusalem (sanctuary fortress),
2. He will remove the Al Aqsa Mosque now standing on Temple Mount,
3. He will rebuild the Temple of God (Antichrist) or 'Abomination of Desolation'
4. He is the Antichrist - the man of sin, son of perdition, the lawless one, who will proclaim himself God in the temple of God (Antichrist)
Dan 11:36 "Then the king (of the North) shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done."
2Thess 2:3-4 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
This Endtime King of the North, who will head the coming Northern Kingdom or Alliance, is the Antichrist, who is the agent or incarnate of Satan himself. With his satanic powers he will cause the greatest havocs with his demonic powers, miracles and wonders along with lies and deceptions.
It will be interesting to see how the Antichrist will display his satanic powers in the coming World War 3, the last war before Rapture.
2Thess 2:9-10 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Brethren, when we love truth (i.e love to keep His words without any hypocrisy), then we will be able to recognize, overcome and expose the deceptions of the Antichrist.