Q. I know that the peace agreement of Daniel, between Israel and “the many” will be made or confirmed by the antichrist. So of course I’m watching anything that smacks of a peace agreement, knowing that it will be a false peace. However, I thought that the 10 Kings would rise first. My husband thinks that the peace agreement may come first with the 10 Kings rising afterwards. Since this person would be known to have made “peace” with Israel, this makes him even more known in the group of 10 Kings. What do you see or think in this scenario?
A. Daniel 7 is the description of a vision Daniel had of four kingdoms, and the fourth kingdom had 10 horns (Daniel 7:7). In the vision Daniel asked someone standing there to explain its meaning. In Daniel 7:23-25 he explained that the fourth beast was a kingdom and the 10 horns are 10 kings who will come from it. After them another king will arise. From the description it appears that this other king will be the anti-Christ. Therefore the 10 kings will precede the anti-Christ.
In Rev. 17:12 an angel told John these 10 kings have not yet received a kingdom. The angel said they will receive authority as kings along with the anti-Christ. Therefore their reign as kings with authority to rule will coincide with the anti-Christ’s ascension to power, and they will give their power and authority to the anti-Christ. In other words they will make themselves subordinate to him.
So while the 10 kings will precede the anti-Christ they won’t have any real authority to rule until he comes.