At this time, halfway the "Last
7 Years", the Antichrist
causes the Jewish Daily
be stopped by
armed force. They erect, under the auspices of the False
Prophet, within the rebuilt
area, an idol or image of the AC, that the Bible calls
the "Image of
the Beast." Jesus called it the
Desolation", as idolatry
is always an abomination to all three monotheistic religions of Judaism,
Islam and Christianity alike!
This "Image of the Beast" will probably be some kind of highly sophisticated, super-scientific, computerised tele-communications & Internet system for the perfection of the new One World Economy of the A.C. one World government, as it will speak and somehow even cause those who refuse to worship itby rejecting the economic Trading "Mark of the Beast"to be executed! It may even be in the form of some computerised robot or statue perhaps, as it will be "placed" and "stand in the "Holy place", the temple area in Jerusalem! Not just that, but the False Prophet will have the "power to give it life", most likely by manipulating its electronic circuitry by spiritual demonic powers or telekinesis! Jesus Himself warned, that "when you shall see" this image, this idol, this "Abomination of Desolation stand in the Holy Place" there in the Jewish Temple, that then would begin the last 3½ years of Man's self-rule on Earth, a time of "Great Tribulation!" Daniel 12:1-7
In the spiritual realm, the Book of Revelation tells us that at this time,"in the midst of the seven" years, Satan is banned and expelled from Heaven, together with one third of the angels who rebelled with him, and these fallen ones follow him down into the Earth for the last 3-1/2 years of World History! Rev 12:4 When the Antichrist breaks the Covenant and decides to have an Image set up of himself and commands that the whole World worship him, sitting in the Temple, stating that "he is God", at this very moment the AC will become fully possessed by Satan himself! He will then become the Devil in person--Satan incarnate--and will run the World for the next 3-1/2 years as the Devil himself, because he will be "the Devil himself" in the flesh of the AC!
"And he (the
had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that
the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that
as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."