Who is this “he” that will confirm the covenant?
This is an easy question to answer because the “he” does three things: (1) Confirms the covenant. (2) Causes the sacrifice and offering to cease. (3) Sets up the Abomination of Desolation.
Daniel 11:21-22 states that the Antichrist (the final king of the north) will be the prince of the covenant. So, it’s the Antichrist that will confirm the covenant.
Daniel 11:31 says that the Antichrist and his partners will take away the daily sacrifice.
Daniel 11:31 also says that the Antichrist and his partners will place the abomination that maketh desolate.
So, the Antichrist confirms the covenant, the Antichrist causes the sacrifice and oblation to stop, and the Antichrist places the Abomination of Desolation. It’s easy…the “he” in Daniel 9:27 is the Antichrist.
What is the covenant?
Genesis 15:18 (KJV) explains, “In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:” All the way back in the first book of the Bible, God made a covenant with Abraham that the Holy Land would be given to his descendants for a homeland. This is referred to as the Abrahamic Covenant.
What is the Confirmation of the Covenant?
If the covenant is God’s promise that Abraham’s descendants would live in the Promised Land, then what is the Confirmation of the Covenant? We’ve already proven above that the Antichrist is the “he” of Daniel 9:27. So it follows that he is the one who will confirm the covenant. In other words, the Antichrist will confirm Israel’s right to a homeland in the Promised Land.
Presently, Israel’s enemies deny that she has a right to a homeland there. Most of the Arab countries have yet to recognize Israel’s right to exist. When the Confirmation of the Covenant takes place, the Antichrist and the World Community will confirm Israel’s right to exist in the Holy Land within agreed upon borders. This agreement will also establish a Palestinian homeland in the area of Judea-Samaria, commonly referred to as the West Bank.