warns that while the United States are invading the
Middle East again, people in Israel will try to force things to
The violent men among your
own people will rebel in fulfilment of the vision, but without
success (Dan 11:14b).
The nations of the world will be
putting pressure on Israel to allow the establishment of a
Palestinian state. Some violent people in Israel, will attempt to
take advantage of the nations being distracted by a disturbance
somewhere else in the Middle East. They will use violence and
force to try and establish their vision for the dominance of
Israel. Daniel is not specific, but there are several things they
might do attempt to do:
- Smash the Palestinians,
- Destroy the Mosque of the Rock
- Attack Syria (their
last major enemy)
see Is 17:1.
Daniel says that they will fail
to establish their vision, because they are rushing ahead of Godís
agenda. The result will be a disaster for Israel.
The invader will do as he
pleases; no one will be able to stand against him. He will
establish himself in the Beautiful Land and will have the
power to destroy it (Dan 11:16).
The nations of the world will
turn against Israel. The army from the West, that has already
invaded the Middle East, will also invade Israel. The expression
"power to destroy" literally means "destruction in
his hand". The invading army will have weapons of mass
destruction. The only reason I can see why they would bring such
weapons is that Israel has already used them. (I suspect that
Israel might use nuclear weapons to destroy Syria or a Palestinian
nation. It would be terrible if Israel is the first nation in the
Middle East to use weapons of mass destruction.)
The invading army will take
control of Israel. It will be so powerful that resistance is
And he shall set his face to
come with the strength of his whole kingdom, and with him
equitable conditions; and he shall perform them (Dan 11:17a
The United States will take
control of Israel an attempt to impose a solution to the last
outstanding problem in the Middle East. They will force Israel to
adopt a more equitable solution to the Palestinian problem. Israel
might have to accept a full Palestinian state. They will again be
trampled by the Gentiles as Jesus warned (Luke 21:24).
government of Israel is scared of Iran. The irony is that it
will actually be invaded by the United States.