“There will arise in his place a despicable man not entitled to inherit the majesty of the kingdom, but he will come without warning and gain the kingdom by intrigue.”
Daniel 11:21 CJB
Just like Antiochus Epiphanies, who came into power in 175BC peaceably, then deceived a great many people! Many of the world’s most despicable rulers came to power peaceably, then turned into tyrants! Every time persecution happens believers step up like the Maccabees, who took down Antiochus and cleansed the temple in Jerusalem!
“Those who act wickedly against the covenant he will corrupt with his blandishments (flattery), but the people who know their God will stand firm and prevail.”
Daniel 11:32 CJB
We, too, need to be careful of those who flatter and deceive! Our best bets will always be to know God and stand firm in Him!
“Put your hope in Adonai, be strong, and let your heart take courage! Yes, put your hope in Adonai!”
Psalm 27:14 CJB
Today, no matter how bad things may look or if you get confused as to why people follow deceptive leaders, take courage the LORD has it covered, so let’s reflect His marvelous light!
Have a blessed day!