33And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
34Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
35And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. (Daniel 11:33-35, King James Version)
The above has been sometimes likened to 1995, but the 1990s will seem like a picnic during the time described above.
Notice that “they that understand” will be allowed to “fall” in various ways. However, “many shall cleave to them with flatteries.” Who will cleave to them? Since they are using flattery, it is evident that it will be people pretending to be on God’s side. They will give all the appearances of being God’s people, but covertly they will work towards destruction of the Church – from the inside.
However, unlike before, we shouldn’t find that so hard to believe any longer. We all need to get ever closer to God before that time comes.