Many prophecy teachers tell us that the Antichrist will be gay, but will he? The phrase “he…does not regard the desire of women” from Daniel 11:37, is the one place in Scripture that many think indicates the Antichrist will be gay.
36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. 37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. Daniel 11:36=-37
Some bible translators translate this passage to say that he will not regard the god desired by women. This is an interpretation, and not a translation, as is the gay idea.
The “Desire of Women” is not a reference to a god, but a practice that is closely related to the teachings of the God of his fathers, the Allah of the Qur’an.
To understand what the bible means by “the desire of women” you need to read through the stories of women in the bible. Read about Sarah, Rebekkah, Rachel and Leah, Tamar (Judah’s daughter-in-law), Lot’s daughters, Hannah (Samuel’s mother), the Shunnamite woman (who put-up Elishah the prophet), and Elizabeth, John the baptist’s mother.
The desire of each of these women was to have a child, and hopefully by her husband. This is a desire that God has put in the hearts of women from creation until now.
So, how will the Antichrist not “regard the desire of women”? (The word “regard” means to care about, or to concern himself with). Think about the circumstances he will face as he takes over the world, and don’t forget that as a king, he will also be a law-maker.
He will take over after a major war, most likely the Gog and Magog war. Notice what the bible says about the soldiers of that war;
“And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:” Eze. 39:2
So, one in six of the soldiers who attack Israel will return to their homeland, after this war is over. Don’t forget that those nations are not fools, they know Israel is a formidable enemy, therefore they will send millions of soldiers. Each dead soldier will leave a widow, even if they were not yet married, for now there will be no man for her.
Remember that the natural birth rate is approximately 50/50, male/female, (there is actually one or two more boys born, than girls per thousand, but the rate is very close to 50/50).
Now, here is something very important; The majority of the nations named in the account are Muslim. (Libya, Iran, Ethiopia, and Turkey, and the nations of Magog, and the former states of the USSR, such as Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, etc.) One of the most well-known characteristics of Islam is the fact that they have always allowed polygamy.
In the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, there were over a million men killed, but you don’t hear of the million widows they left behind, nor of many unwed mothers in those nations. They have a solution to this problem that most in the west would not consider.
The women left behind after the Gog-Magog war, mostly Muslims, will naturally expect to be able to double-up on their men. They have been doing this for generations.
The Antichrist, as an appointed governor in the area, will prohibit polygamy at a time when the women would expect it to solve the problem they are facing; not enough men to go around.
As a result of this move, the Antichrist will be hailed as a hero and a Christian by many in the west. What of “not regarding the God of his fathers”? He probably will abolish Shariah (the law of Islam).
Whether he’s gay or not is irrelevant to the passage in question. These two actions, in the aftermath of the Gog/Magog war, will endear him to western Christians, and ensure that they will support his move to form the world government.
It could very well, also ensure that those “Christians” who support him will not be taken in the rapture! The Gog/Magog war will occur during the closing days of the Church-Age, just prior to the rapture. It is not a part of the Tribulation per-sé, but a preliminary war.
If you don’t believe me, please read Isaiah 3:25 to 4:6. Verse 25 of chapter 3 explains why verse 1 of chapter 4 is necessary. The rest of chapter 4 shows that this will occur when Jesus Christ is ruling the world.
The desire of women in Isaiah 4:1 is exactly the same as the rest of the passages I have mentioned, especially Daniel 11:37.
Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war. And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground. And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. Isaiah 3:25-4:1
Notice that these women are asking for his name, for marriage, not for illicit sexual relationships. This verse is specifically telling us what the bible means by “the desire of women”. We don’t have to guess!
The next verse tells us who is ruling the earth at this time.
In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. 4:2
The Branch is Jesus, and this is the situation on the earth as He begins His millennial reign. The war in 3:25 is Armageddon, and the loss of men is the reason that these seven women ask one man for marriage.
This is not the situation during Armageddon, for at that time people will only be thinking of survival. They think of marriage when the danger is over, and there is now a chance of peace, and of having a family! This is the millennial reign of Christ. What would a good God do when confronted with this situation?
Who are these people, in verse 1? We are told later;
3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: 4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
Yes, these are the survivors of Armageddon, specifically Jewish survivors, but I can assure you that the situation will be the same the world over. The armies of the world will clash at Armageddon, and there will be very few survivors from any nation.
These same women are mentioned before the Tribulation in Isaiah 3:16, as deserving God’s judgment, but something happens to them in the intervening period. They get saved, and are now holy women of God!
The implication of Isaiah 4:1 is very clear; Jesus will regard, or care for the desire of women, but the contrasting verse in Daniel 11:37 clearly states that the Antichrist, the Beast, will form his policies without regard to the desire of women.