I received the following question via email:
"In Daniel 9:27 The Bible says that he will confirm a COVENANT with many.
Who is He that Daniel speaks of?"
Hello Brother [redacted],
As you probably already know, the half of the church that is partial-preterist believes that prince to be Jesus, while the futurist half of the church believes it to be a man driven by Satan. Not sure why you all-capped "covenant" since it works either way.
Take for example the covenant that Muslims have with Satan through his false prophet Muhammad, to deny the crucifixion of Christ and thus His sin-atoning shed blood - the whole subject of the Gospel - as an article of their faith in THE false prophet Muhammad alone:http://www.falseprophetmuhammad.com/#muhammad_on_the_gospel
Indeed so powerful is the Muhammadan's covenant with Satan they are taught that to confess that Jesus is the Son of God, or even to pray in Jesus' name, would be to commit the single most "heinous" and ONLY unforgivable sin
in Muhammad's exactly and specifically counter-gospel, antichrist, anti-Christian cult:http://www.brotherpete.com/unforgivable_shirk.htm
According to scripture that makes each and every one of the 1.5 billion followers of Muhammad undeniably an antichrist
, as an article of their faith, in Muhammad alone:http://www.falseprophetmuhammad.com/islam_is_antichrist.htm
No surprise then they are commanded by Muhammad to conquer and subjugate the whole world to Satan, through Muhammad's followers, as we witness around so much of the world today:http://www.falseprophetmuhammad.com/jihad_islamic_terrorism.htm#terror
You may also already know that your question involves the single most contentious element between the 20th century popularized approaches to bible prophecy of partial-preterism and futurism.
For an introduction to the following traditional
historic approach to prophecy, I would highly recommend reading The False Prophet by Ellis Skolfield for some background, before proceeding with your question. For over 35 years Brother Skolfield wrote about the role of Muhammad and Islam in Bible prophecy. The book is free online and fun to read.http://www.beholdthebeast.com/the_great_detective.htm
That book presents a brick by brick empirical argument that is most understandable if you read from the beginning, while setting aside any eschatological approach you may have been taught, along with your preconceived notions.
If you lack the patience for reading that fun book, I recommend you at least begin to build a foundation to your question by taking a few minutes to review some of the impressive math problems that were assigned to us through prophecy, that are explored in that book, through the "language of prophecy" that was recognized by great men of God of the Reformation such as Thieleman van Braght, Matthew Henry and Isaac Newton which requires this traditional historicist approach.http://www.beholdthebeast.com/mathematical_precision_of_prophecy.htm#time_times_half
If you would start a mystery by reading the last chapter first, you can go straight to Daniel's 70th week at this link.http://www.beholdthebeast.com/daniel_s_70th_week.htm
Please join us in the forum for Christian fellowship with any questions you may have. The search function works very well for finding threads that may already answer your questions. May the good Lord richly bless you brother, and lead us all, in all truth.
Your brother in Christ Jesus,