Dan 11:36 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.
Antiochus Epiphanes was a Syrian King that came to power about 175 BC and is the representative forerunner of the Antichrist soon to appear. He put a statue of Zeus in the temple, not of himself. This will be far more precisely fulfilled by the Antichrist, who sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
2 Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2 Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
This false god shall speak blasphemes against the God of gods. He will seemingly prosper until Jesus comes and the angels put a stop to his reign.
Dan 11:37 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.
Antiochus was not Jewish, but the antichrist may be of Jewish lineage, not regarding the God of his fathers, or he could be a Muslim. Having no desire for women, could mean that he is also a homosexual or that he is full of himself. He shall magnify himself above all, just like satan who tried to be as God. This probably is a man who is the host for the spirit of satan. He is consumed with the work of satan, to lie, to kill and to destroy all that is good.
Dan 11:38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
The god of forces, sound like a new age "Starwar"s kind of god. The Antichrist will lead the world into a popular false cult.
Dan 11:39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
Rev 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
Rev 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
The true God loves Israel, the antichrist god seeks to destroy this people. Beware of new gods or people claiming to be god or Jesus.
Mat 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Mat 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Mat 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
The antichrist arrives on the scene as a man of peace, looking as if he were the messiah, but he is the devil's counterfeit Christ. You will know him by his fruit, not his persuasive words. Be watchful and be faithful.